Tuesday, 10 August 2010

'Aloha' Dancing Girl .... just danced her way to me!

How lucky can one girl get!  I had an email this morning from Lilla in Hawaii saying I had won her giveaway - a beautiful lace collaged book and cover.  It's simply divine and you can see it on her blog here, I can't wait to receive it!.

Lilla's email was titled 'aloha' and she ends it with the same greeting too.  Why am I telling you this - because I received something in the post this morning which was called 'Aloha' - Dancing Girl.  What a co-incidence (maybe I should buy an extra lottery ticket this week!).

The Dancing Girl is a prize I won on the blog 'It's an Alien Life' from the multi talented Mrs A who set a little competition. 

Mrs A said as soon as she saw this in her book (Japanese hand made gifts I think it is) she thought of the little dresses I make every month in the Dress Up challenge and had to make it for me.  That is so thoughtful and kind!

Mrs A said the 'pocket is designed to take a special piece of jewellry or a little bottle of cologne'  ....  wonder what I'll put in it!

The hanger is made up of some lovely glass beads, and there are more stitched onto the ruffle on the silk bodice. 

Everything is hand stitched, so neat and exquisite and the fabric is beautiful!

The back is decorated too

Inside, the pocket is lined with the softest felt and the skirt petals are also lined with felt - all hand stitched, such patience she must have.

Here's one more photo of the side view

You may have guessed that I am just a little bit pleased with my prize!

Thank you again Mrs A - you're the best!


Viv's Visuals said...

This is scrummy yummy Sherry..... put CHOCOLATE in it.....the you'll have an excuse to EAT it.... can't have it melting into such finery can we????? LOL

Jan said...

Lucky you to win Lilla's giveaway.... her work is exquisite. AND to receive that beautiful little gift from Mrs A... how sweet and unusual is THAT.

PetraB said...

Lucky twice, congratulations! The gift from Mrs A looks so exquisite.

Faye said...

I saw this being made and I just know that Mrs A will be delighted to know how much you love it! xx

Mrs A said...

So pleased you love your little prezzie.

Gez said...

Many Congratulations on both your wins Sherry.xx They couldn't be going to anyone nicer. :)
I know you will enjoy them & you richly deserve them.. enjoy.xx