I got mail!!! And not just any old mail (bills, random catalogues from dodgy furniture shops and the like) it's russian doll swap mail!!! From Melinda.
2 russian doll squishy friends (I named them that, it's not a very good name, I know) and a cushion (that Melinda says she wasn't sure about and I could give to the dog...well, NO, tis mine, all mine!)
plus some paper dolls (too fabulous to cut out? It's OK, she sent me another set so I can frame them - HOORAH!!!)
And she sent me a postcard with a really quite scary white squirrel on it (shudder - albino squirrels) and a lucky stone with a hole in it - which I am expecting to get me big lottery winnings some time soon (or I shall be demanding an explanation for the lack of luck) and some badges and a folded paper thingy that you put your fingers in and pick a corner, wiggle your fingers round, and it tells your fortune (I don't know what they are called - you'll know what I mean, we used to make them in our yoof - square of paper, fold in the corners, fold in again, write silly messages in like 'you smell of fish', and colour on the outside. Geddit?) Miss G is going to LOVE it, she has an obsession with those.
Melinda, you sent too much stuff, but you can't have any of it back, I love it all too much. Thank you thank you thank you. Gosh, I love swaps!!!!
How are you all doing on getting your Russian Dolls out? Any problems? I am here for ear bending should you need it - just email me. I want happy swappers, so if you're not happy then just holler and we can try and make you happy. (we being me)
My giveaway prizes are mailed - so look out for them, winner types. ;)
Plus, in crafty news, I made a cushion for my friend Lou (from home) to give to her friend Suzanne who is getting married in a few weeks. The Swan on it is because Suzanne and her other half (don't know his name - sorry!) are getting wed at a place called The Swan, in a village in Suffolk. Ah, Suffolk. Best county in England, you know.
So, Lou, if you're watching - what do you think? Is it ok?... I drew that swan (I am quite proud of it) all by myself, and she was always the arty one at school, I was the crafty one. We made a good team. Still do, I like to think.
4 hours ago