Sunday, December 9, 2007

Lovely mail and surprises/Concertina Book

Mail Received

This is my last page for FibreArtFriends page swap. It's from Sarah, a beautiful Art Nouveau mermaid. She's a stunner, thanks Sarah.


I entered a little writing competition on Dijanne Cevaal's blog, and look what I received. This beatiful little art doll was made by Dijanne, and is gorgeous. I love her head scarf...... Dijanne is such a talented and amazing art quilter, and I now I own a piece of her art. Lucky me. Thanks so much Dijanne!!!

It was so exciting opening this package from Susan. How lucky am I to receive not one, but 3 Christmas presents . The book mark is made from handmade paper, with some embroidery on it. The postcard is embellished with such beautiful colours. And my favourite, is the little round Christmas decoration made with the embellisher (I think) with lots of beautiful yarn sewn on top. I can't wait to hang it on my tree. Susan is such a fantastic artist, and one of my very favourites. Thankyou so much Susan!!!

Concertina Book
The cover for this little concertina book was made from plywood, which I painted. The textile piece on the front cover was cut from an embroidered piece I recently made. I think I might add pictures of my 3 boys to the inside pages and use it as a little concertina photo frame.

14 comments:

Doreen G said...

I received the same gifts from Suan as you did--we are very lucky aren't we.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow Diane these are awesome. Lucky you!

Fran├žoise said...

These are all lovely!
And the doll is fantastic.

Vicki W said...

What great mail and I love your concertinal book!

Linda Fleming said...

What gorgeous gifts you received! And the book is wonderful. You always have so much eye candy for us to feast our eyes on- it's a treat to visit your blog, Dianne.

clevelandgirlie said...

What a lucky girl you are to receive such lovely gifts!! Your book is gorgeous and your thread sandwich........... delicioso!!

Judi Wellnitz said...

I think your mailbox must be renamed as a mini art gallery!

Kim said...

Wonderful mail, lucky you! Sarah's page is lovely and fun! and I love the gift art from both Dijanne & Susan.

Nice to see you back - the concertina book is great.

Waltraud said...

Great mails, you can be lucky. And your concertina book is lovely!

Barbara said...

what a lovely concertina book....and...you must be happy about your presents...!

Micki said...

Love Sarah's page and your concertina book. The gifts from Dijanne and Susan are really nice.

Dianne said...

Thankyou for all of your lovely comments! I forgot to redirect the comments on my blog to my new email address, so am replying to you all from here...... It's all sorted now though. Thanks!!!

Mary lin Huskamp said...

Beautiful gifts! How lucky you are!! Happy Holidays!

Linda Fleming said...

Love your winter page, but the summer page grabbed me- such luscious colors! The group summer pages are lovely, too!