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