I went to the post office and I found this wondrous lovely thing, addressed to me from Susan Erickson, who sat next to me in one of my Artfest classes. Today is my birthday, and this was a marvelous surprise!
I just LOVE the charming saying on the reverse side, "When Dottie practices cymbals, all the "do this, do that" demands were drowned out."
And there are her pair of cymbals, on her moveable limbs, all ready to drown out the demands of the day. Truer words were never written, and I've decided I need to make myself some little finger cymbals to wear in honor of it - jingle, jangle, ting-a-ling!
If you look on my Artfest blog you'll find photos of her book pages, she makes the loveliest things and uses stitching and all kinds of neat things on her work. The envelope had stitching all along the edges and the address was stitched onto it, too. Susan is so creative and fun, don't you agree?
GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT -
In honor of an unexpected gift to me, and today being my birthday and all, I thought I'd announce the giveaway winner. There's really nothing better than giving especially on your own birthday celebration!
The Random Number Generator picked out a number - drum roll please!
It's Kristen at WakingBeautyDesigns! If you click where it says "Send an Email to the Ringleader of LLYYNN" and send me your mailing address, I'll send the "Sweet Dreamer" box bead out to you.
All your posted comments were so helpful, I basically learned that I should make more 3-D beads like this box bead, and that wings, birds and hearts are good themes, also travel related ideas.
EVERYBODY WINS SOMETHING -
For giving me your feedback, if you posted on either day, on June 3 Weathervane or June 4 Giving Special Gifts:
When you buy something from either shop it's BOGO - Buy One Get One of equal or lesser value - please send me a CONVO message first so I know to adjust the items and reserve for you.
And if you commented on both posts - you will get FREE SHIPPING on your next purchase, too!
How's that for giving gifts on one's own natal day? Thanks, my friends. And especially thanks to Susan for her special gift to me.
(PS - if you would like me to make a 3-D bead box similar to this for you, with specific words or names on it, send me an email ... I'll be working on making some more in the next few days!)