25 February 2013

Magnificant Magpie

Today is a rarity!
I HAVE A DAY OFF - eek!!
Today, I have time to myself with out the tiny human running around, Mr Magpie or wedding stationery work to complete.

And...I have been dying to share this little beauty (above) with you since she flew into to my life on Valentine's Day but every time I have sat down and fired Elsie Mac up, my plans to post have been scuppered.

So, Rhiannon I totally apologise for the delay in showing off your talents!!
I have to say I was so chuffed with your gifts and over the moon with my Rubie Magpie, you wouldn't believe. 
At present she comes everywhere with me.
Can't decide where to put her and leaving her hanging around could prove dangerous as Mini Magpie already has her beady eyes on her.

For those of you lovely peeps just tuning in {Welcome!} I must fill you in on how and why my magnificent magpie came to land in my neck of the woods.
She arrived with along with a whole load of other goodies as part of a swap I took part in.

The I Love Hearts " swap hosted by the lovely Shelley over @ all4meggymoo
What a lot of heart shaped goodies that made their way into our homes all because of you!
Actually, what a lot of heart shape lovely-ness full stop.
Never seen so much!
And, when it came to the handmade item you had to make and send your partner, what a lot of thought everyone put in.
Fab job everyone and...
Well done Shelley!
What a fantastic job you did hun!

Lots of lovely people {full list of swap partners here} took part.
I was paired up with Rhiannon over @ Me, Myself & I.
After stalking, sorry,(cough) chatting to Rhiannon and bombarding her with a million questions, we exchanged our gifts via snail mail.
Result-the arrival of 'Happy Mail'

What a lucky Magpie was I? Thank you so much Rhiannon!

And thank you as well, for sending stickers for Mini Magpie.
They went down very well, keeping her entertained as I opened my pressies.
She created this lovely piece of art for me with them.
Adding "I love these stickers mummy and I love you too"

If you haven't popped by Me, Myself & I , make it your next stop!
You won't be disappointed!! 
A crochet queen!
I can but only dream to be one!!

Here's what I sent to Rhiannon
Very baking orientated but I thought that Rhiannon and her daughter H could have some fun.
It turns out that we both have little princesses that are very similar ages so I thought one rainy day, it might help to entertain.
For my handmade item, I made Rhiannon a 'feltie friend'.
Her WIP name was Snuffle~

Thank you again and was really nice to get to know you!

Before I go off to make a brew, I just wanted to welcome Deborah over @ Bee Happy. Lots of absolutely gorgeous ideas for your home can be found here. Well worth a read!
And the very talented ( although she claims to only be in training! ) artist Pam Dearmond over @ Pamdearmond art and as well to Katarina K @ My Kite Song, thank you for introducing me to your creative space, I love fairy tales and never want to grow up so I feel at home here. Lastly, but by know means least, hello to Kippy all the way over in Brazil.
Welcome to Rubie Magpie, please enjoy your stay!

I would also like to send my apologies to Hilary over @ lemon loves, I had forgotten my password to the mail account where you sent me a very lovely message, thank you by the way! Once resolved, well, remembered {after many times of racking the creative cotton wool between my ears}, I found a lovely surprise waiting for me.
I had been nominated by Hilary for a Liebster Award - an award of appreciation given by bloggers to bloggers - you can find out more here on her delicious and inspiring blog. 

Bye for now... 

Have a nice evening!


14 February 2013

You make my heart go BOOOOOOMMM!!!

A view through 68 cut out hearts by my own fair hands for my little brother's wedding stationery.

Happy Valentine's to you all!!
Is LOVE in the air today?
Is LOVE all around? (thanks Marti Pellow! Shall be watching Notting Hill later!)
What is the meaning of LOVE to you?
For me, it's a great big hug!!
LOVE them!!

Hope cupid works his magic today!!


05 February 2013

Totally Random...

 ...and needed to share.

Oh my word!!
Very more-ish!
Tooooo more-ish!
Who would have thought it??
Seaweed flavoured Pringles!
They are now my favourite snack in this whole wide universe.
They arrived here, to tickle my taste buds all the way from Thailand.
And tickle they did!
It's probably a darn good job they can not be found in Asda* (*other supermarkets are available) as I think I would have shares in them.
Although, as they look like they do on the tin...(Yes, it's true, they really are 'green' coloured Pringles)...
If I did keep eating them I would probably turn the same colour.
That's what my moma used to say...
"If you carry on eating all those, you start to look like one"
She also used to say if I had a frown on my face...
"If the wind changes, you'll stay like that"
Please to say that it hasn't!!
But I imagine if I continued to eat this lots and lots of this delectable delight, I might turn out like greedy little Violet Beauregarde did in Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory (1971 version, the best, my all time favourite movie) when she turns blue!!
We'd make a right pair!
I'm sure they say 'Blue and Green should never be seen' though.
Maybe there is a lot of 'E' numbers in this snack.
A final note about my new found foody love, if all else fails, I can call our local chinese takeaway and order crispy seaweed in a little foil carton.
Not much difference there then.
I'd just preferred the idea of Seaweed crisps.

On another foody treat note...
Out and a about last week, I found giant sizes bis-quits!!
Fancy that?!
Oooo with a brew, yes please!

P.s I am still on with my 'I love hearts' swap package and will be giving it to Mr Posty this weekend. Will post pics after my swap partner, Rhiannon over at Me, Myself and I has received it.

And welcome to Rubie Magpie Claire from over @ Mad Maison. Pop over and say hi to Claire, I'm really enjoying catching up with her shenanigans and I've fallen for Wolfie xx