November 28, 2008

International Treasures

For those of you who do not follow my Flickr pages, all of this will be new to you! For those who do, you will have seen most of this already but hopefully my words will add some extra interest as I try to catch up on my blogging :o)

My two newest purchases were handmade in France by Sonia of Cozy Memories. One very sweet felt gingerbread garland, and this amazing hand-embroidered house pillow that I fell in love with while watching it being created step by step on Flickr!

When friends visit, I enjoy showing off my growing collection of crafty treasures from friends all over the world including the works of Syko from Finland, Cyn Contemporary from Italy, Hip to Piece Squares from the USA, and my many friends from Brazil.

I also won a Willowberry Designs Giveaway and received all this goodness in the mail last week all the way from Australia- 2 patterns, fabric, felt, beads, gift tags and buttons. What a great giveaway! Thank you Cheryl!

My latest projects include this skirt I made for a friend's daughter who just turned 2! This is my daughter Claire modelling the skirt. She almost didn't want to take it off!

And finally, I found a mini shopping basket at the dollar store. I thought it would be fun to make some felt fruit and veggies for one of Claire's Christmas gifts. I started with a carrot...

I ordered this wonderful felt from One of the Flock to make more felt food and to use as icing on my CupCake Pincushions. The texture is just yummy!


Kerstin said...

Incredible, for a moment I thought this was a real carrot, only when I read the text I realised that is was made out of felt. Nice stuff.

monda-loves said...

wow, that really does look like a real carrot - nice work Laurraine!

Those gingerbread houses are too cute - i'm going to have a peek at the shop now...

Happy Thanksgiving btw (or am I too late? - was that yesterday? or is it the whole weekend? - us foreigners don't have such a holiday sadly)


Sonia said...

Hi Laurraine !
Oh my oh my, sweetie, thanks so much for showing the garland & cushion, I'm so honored to be mentioned in your blog, you know that, right ?!
Yeah for winning a giveaway !! Lots & lots of crafty goodness ! :D Hurray ! And tons of greatness from Kajsa too ! ;-)
I hope you're fine, as well as your loved ones. Take good care & have a great weekend, my friend ! Big hugs ! OXOXO

Carrie P. said...

All your goodies are great. Love that carrot. It looks so real.

Susan in SC said...

I just found you blog and feel in love with it! You are so talented. I love the house ornaments and everything else!

Dallas said...

The garland is really cute. And the carrot looks so real.

Tina said...

Great, great,great your wonderfull Blog with creative Ideas! And great the sweet gingerbread felt garland!
Many regards from germany

Robyn said...

I thought that was a real carrot!!
That's very clever.
I love your blog and all your beautiful work...keep it up.
You're and inspiration!!

Robyn xx

Tracy said...

that carrot looks so real!! good job!!

Angie!! said...

Hi, Lorraine...congratulation, your blog beautiful and your work,

desde Chile,


Wendy said...

That's amazing, when I first looked at the carrot I thought is was real. You have a wonderful blog and your goodies are so cute.

Chelsea Ling said...

wow your blog is so cute!! this is my first visit

Mrs.Kwitty said...

What a bunch of yummy you have going on here today!! Etsy is such a cool place to shop, you just never know what you will find! Such talent and creativity. Love the carrot and can't wait to see the rest of your veggie basket!
Smiles, Karen

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