I received two parcels from 'the land of down under' this morning,
one was a matchbox swap and the other a OWOH prize.
I'll start with the matchbox
This beautiful box was made by Lynne from Queensland
for the Flickr Matchbox Monthly Group
where the March theme was 'Birds'.
I love the funky, retro feel to the box. The bird on the branch
feels like it's made from wood and the little nest is gorgeous.
Even the draw pull is another chunky bird!
Here's what was inside
Lynne had crammed the box full of wonderful goodies.
I love all the different birdy embellishments, the large buttons,
the music ribbon, the green glass butterfly - and everything else too!
I don't think Lynne has a blog but if I discover she has
I'll add a link here.
Many thanks Lynne!!
I was over the moon with my first parcel, but then I opened the second one!
It was from Linda Baldock of NSW who I know does have a blog as I'm one
of her many followers!
I was lucky enough to win one of Linda's One World One Heart Prizes
It's a 6" x 8" altered canvas which Linda calls
'Baby Night Owl'
On her blog post Linda wrote
"Originally I was going to make him as a wearable necklace but decided I wanted to add textures that could be touched and explored."
Well, I've touched and explored all that fantastic detail -
I love his chain mail chest and big beautiful beady eyes!
Fear not Linda, I'll take very good care of the
Baby Night Owl x
As Linda was a little late in sending me her prize
she "added a little sorry gifty to make up for the delay"
I think I would have waited a year for the prize without
the need of an apology yet alone another gift - well another
two gifts to be precise!
Firstly, a beautiful butterfly
It looks to me as if the butterfly is wooden with a UTEE base,
then the over wings have been covered with fusible film.
It really is quite stunning.
I've been scouring Linda's blog and found this which
shows part of the making process.
My photo really doesn't do it justice as the wings
actually lift away from the base, but I was afraid they'd break so
kept them flat.
The second extra gift Linda enclosed was one of her
Did Linda know art dolls are one of my most favourite things!
I was just a little bit pleased with this gift!!!!!
The kit contains items to make one full sized and
one petite sized doll.
Thank you Linda, you have no idea how pleased I am
(well, if you've read this post, you may have a bit of an inkling!)
As I said, a fantastic post day!