Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thank you & surprise revealed!

A big thank you to everyone who ‘flew by’ yesterday to wish me a Happy Birthday! That was a lovely surprise, and my little robin friend was so sweet to send you over! I’m sorry I wasn’t expecting you… I would have had treats on the table and coffee brewing in the pot… but such is the way of lovely surprises!!

If you are reading this and wondering what on earth I’m talking about… the lovely Dawn sent out a birthday greeting to me on her blog yesterday. I know, I kept it quiet, I’m pretty shy about some things. People who first meet me find it hard to believe that I can be shy, because I will talk to anyone and everyone. But there you go – it must be the Gemini in me – I’m a contradiction in terms!!

Surprise revealed!

But I’m excited today too – because this day I get to reveal a surprise! Do you remember the giveaway I had on my blog a few weeks ago? Well, the ‘surprise parcel’ has now been received by the lovely Illene, so I can show you what it contained!

Le croissant brushed edge

A Pom Pom de Paris layer cake – as you guessed! But also – the “something to whet your appetite” (as was my clue) is this novelty croissant pincushion. It’s a new design of mine and will be accompanied by a needle-case and bag… what do you think?

And do you remember me telling you that I was waiting on receiving a package from France? Well… wait to you see these little belles!!

Le croissant 4 smudge edge

Le croissant 3

The cutest little pin toppers you are ever likely to see!

Pinkeepers 1 picnik

I purchased them online from Nathy Creations. The website is in French but it’s very easy to navigate. I used Google Translate to help me when I had problems understanding the language. Isn’t the internet wonderful? Nathy’s service is fantastic – the pin toppers arrived in my mailbox in less than a week! She also makes buttons too – and each creation is made from layering the modelling material – no paint involved. Clever eh?

Le croissant and coffee picnik

I had such fun with this giveaway – and delighted in making these croissants – and photographing them!

Ooh-la-la! Okay… back to the pattern-writing!!!

Have a great day!

Hugs! Vikki Smile


retdairyqueen said...

I was so lucky to win this beautiful Giveaway
My prizes are fantastic
Loved them all
Iam having touble with my new computer and cant post, but do know that Iam ever so pleased I was the lucky winner

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Vikki I loooooove your new Le Croissant design - what a clever little chickie you are. Looking forward to the pattern and the rest of your new designs too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jo in TAS said...

Very clever creations!

Sunnybec said...

LOL you had me laughing so much..I never would have guessed at a croissant!!! Had some for breakfast yesterday LOL. Your pin cushions look so real! And how funny is that, you buying something from France and I am always buying things from America!!! Have bookmarked Nathy Creations I love the little baby chick in the nest.....Happy Birthday for yesterday. :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy Birthday Vikki!! Love the croissant design - who can resist French pastries and those pin toppers are very sweet.

Anonymous said...

I really like that pincushion, I'm looking forward to buy the pattern. I'm gooing to check the link you gave us, I love those pins.

Allie said...

I hope you're still celebrating girl! I LOVE your new croissant pincushion - how great is that, you clever girl! AWESOME!

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Yours is a day after my little (now getting bigger) girl, and was the day of my grandmother's birthday too.
Now you've gone and made me hungry, but at least there are no calories - gotta luv that!!!! Looking forward to see the rest of your new designs.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
These croissant pincushions are very cute.
Ohh, I love those pins as well!
Have a creative weekend,


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