Hello, you gorgeous souls, especially our newest Planetarians – welcome! I’ve had a *challenging* day today with two little pixies who had certain *differences of opinion* all day long, leaving A Certain Mother feeling *a tad over it* by day’s end. Yep, it was one of those days. Fortunately, yesterday was a sparkly day thanks to my trusty postman and his divine deliveries. I was fortunate enough to receive 4 parcels of bloggy love. All on the same day. No, it never happens to me either. But it did yesterday. Somehow my stars were aligned *just so* and I’m so grateful as looking at those presents today made writing the last of my condolence thankyous a little easier. Not to mention dealing with the pixies. Let me show you the goodness I was lucky enough to receive.
This card accompanied a surprise package from generous Jennie who sent it ‘just because’. Talk about a huge heart. That card lifted my spirits immediately. Then Sammy set to, ripping open the paper to reveal some sensational stationery goodness – Jennie shares my weakness!
She decided I needed to customise *my room of my own*. So now I can! I’m a huge fan of typography and a Scrabblephile so these are just perfect for me. Although I told Jennie I plan to paint the black and the red some different colours (no prizes for guessing – blue and green!). She’s a blue girl, too, and told me to “Go for it!”.
Knowing I’m a Francophile, she chose this sweet stamp. And in cursive – swoon!
I was paid a compliment (I think!).
I plan to turn this prettiness into a brooch.
And then my love of washi tape was fuelled even further with some tape and a dispenser.
You regular Planetarians know how fond I am of my dear friend, Melissa of Miss Sew & So. She has such a huge heart and a gorgeously infectious and optimistic view on life. She’s just been gadding about Malta on a family holiday – do peek at her drool-worthy post here about it. Well, treasure that she is, she spotted something she knew I’d love. Here it is.
It’s the most intricate, delicate lace butterfly bookmark. I am *swooning* over it. Thankyou, Melissa – I’ll treasure this always.
My old school friend Jo then surprised me with some goodies after she’d had ‘a little clean out’. Look what she sent me.
That’s a gorgeous handmade card, a thick blank notepad and oodles of scrapbook paper. If that was a ‘little’ clean out, Jo, I’d love to see a large one! Thankyou my friend – I foresee many happy hours spent playing with this papery goodness.
From the Fairy Hobmother
This, sweet Planetarians, was the most intriguing business of all. A few weeks ago, I read that my gorgeous friend, Felicity of Gifts of Serendipity, had been mysteriously visited by ‘The Fairy Hobmother’ who had bestowed a generous gift on her. Intrigued, I commented on the post, asking Felicity who she was. A few days later, I received an email from the good Fairy herself!
Here is an extract:
I’m the Fairy Hobmother from Appliances Online, and it’s my job to spread joy around the blog-o-sphere!
I recently visited Felicity from Gifts of Serendipity and I saw your comment, so I thought I’d check out your blog.
I love all of your re-purposing ideas and I particularly like your white-board photo frame.
I’d like to thank you for all your hard work on the blog and the ideas that you share with your readers, by sending you a $50 voucher for Dymocks, for you to spend on some books.
Can you believe it?! How utterly wonderful. And what a fun job that would be, wouldn’t it?
So, here’s my little baby, just waiting to be waltzed into Dymocks to snaffle me a book or two. Talk about lucky! Thankyou, the Fairy Hobmother – you have made me very happy as for once, I actually have some money to spend on myself ☺.
But her generosity doesn’t end there. No, really. She also wrote:
As an added bonus for your readers, if any of them leave a comment on the post and make a wish, they could also be visited by me!
So, there you go, Lovelies – comment away and who knows, maybe you might receive a surprise yourself! Goodness, I love this bloggy caper ☺.
And now I’d better scoot to bed – I never seem to get there soon enough for my doctors’ liking!
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