Monday, 22 November 2010

I Love My Friends

Some of the gang at Glastonbury 2010
Aren't I lucky? I've had three parcels in as many days and it's not my birthday for another two weeks! My internet friends are just as special as my real-life friends.


First up was a beautiful embellished Indian scarf from the lovely Louise at Princess Prudence Diaries.


Here she is standing in front of her dream Moggy when we met at Coventry Classic Car Show.

Then gorgeous Kel at Hair Advice And All Things Nice suggested we had a jewellery swap as we've both got huge collections.


 Here she is!

And here's my haul. Kel's should be on the way to Bedford right now.

And I received a mammoth parcel from my darling Helga this morning:

Vintage frocks

A shirt for Jon and a 1960's tunic for me

A New Zealand interiors magazine, opaque tights (how did she know I needed green ones? Because she's my freaky twin, of course), books for my hols, Maori playing cards, ethnic earrings, a handmade Ganesh pendant and a Swamp Donkey CD - filthy and marvellous! There were some Pineapple Lumps but I ate them all.


I've joined Liz at Rose & Bird's challenge to do something creative every day this week so I made this bag out of a vintage curtain for a friend's Mum. I've also made an unholy mess in the bedroom, does that count?


50 comments:

  1. hi vix,

    i'm also on the making-tote-bags-out-of-vintage-curtains-trip. the patterns of these old fabrics are so nice, aren't they?

    by the way, i didn't recognize that you're a full time ebay-seller until i read the interview on - what are you selling, and may i have the link, please? i'd LOVE to see it! :)

    kisses


    clau

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  2. I love that tunic. Can you show us that soon, please?

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  3. thats because your a diamond love..you deserve everything good the universe offers amor..oh Helgita is the best..she is so downs to earth and funny..yes I see you gals as one..how creative tote bolsas..you given me an idea a Morrissey tote bag..

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  4. Love the tunic too...lucky girl:) how fun!


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  5. Mess is very creative ;-)

    What lovely, lovely things you've been sent! Can't wait to see you feature some of them in outfit posts.

    The bag is fab too - was it difficult to make?

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  6. Yours is the funniest comment in my blog. So glad the cat got a hug as well hehehhe.
    Everytime I read your post I have a huge smile or I am laughing.
    You are a treasure.
    Un abrazo fuerte. (a tight hug)
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. You lucky thing - all your goodies look fab - the Smoothies book looks v. interesting!

    So you're a December baby too? I'm hitting the 42nd on Christmas Day!

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  8. Gorgeous gifts Vix! Love the bag you made. Have a wonderful evening xxx

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  9. your post made me smile! happy to hear that you have the best friends in the whole world! such adorable post!

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  10. How lovely! Looks like you had a good day ... with parcels and gifts!!! :)

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  11. My, are you one lucky woman. . You must be a wonderful soul to be receiving so many goodies :)

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  12. Ah that's my parcel! :) Glad you liked the goodies sent, can't wait to see them on.

    Gorgeous rest of goodies, love those tunics.

    xx

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  13. You lucky thing! I see Christmas has come early for you (and Jon)! You certainly scored on the jewellery front.

    This flair for producing great vintage curtain bags (love the print on this one) could turn into a small business for you! Ever thought of it?

    Call that a messy bedroom? I'll raise you a bombsite in comparison.

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  14. Just caught up on your posts! Wonderful dress on Sat night, love the green leather jacket and what a great set of gifts!

    Also need your advice - someone wants to do a buy now on the Jimmy choo dress - I said £60 and they said yes, I've got 30 watches and rising - should I do the buy now (but fees look way higher!) or go the full distance?

    xx

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  15. Kel's one is so beautifully warped <3.

    x x x

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  16. Yay,it arrived!! And with 2 others!!EEEK! What fun!
    Love that bag you made!! You are just getting too clever for your britches,missy sexypants!
    Awesome to chat last night!!
    Love you!! xxxXXXxxx Helga!

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  17. thanks would you quickly bid on it say 0.99 to get me out of this hole I've dug for myself!!

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  18. you are a star!No wonder you get so many well deserved gifts xxx

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  19. Vix, You have lovely friends because you ARE a lovely friend! What fabulous treasures - and I love that group shot at the top - you all look so happy and relaxed.

    The curtain bag you made is goooorgeous - I hope you'll feature each of your daily creative projects. Sarah xxx

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  20. Aw Vix, I'm so glad you like the scarf :) You've got some really lovely birthday pressies there, I particularly like the tunic of Helga. The bag is great. I was meant to be doing something creative tonight, but I'm going for a bath instead :)

    xxx

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  21. Thats so lovely of all your friends, I especially like the peacock feather and ribbon wrapping it looks fabulous!

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  22. Dear Vix, you deserve all your friends because you're fantastic.

    I will send your parcel at the end of the week. I won't be home before that as I have the funeral on Weds etc.

    Speak very soon xx

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  23. looks like a fun day! the green car. omg. it remeinds me of my brother in law's red vintage bug. I wish i knew what year it was but i know its older than my dad! lol

    x
    anya

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  24. Oh Vix, they are spoiling you - because YOU ARE WORTH IT! xxx

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  25. The first picture of you and your friends made me smile.

    Love the green dress from Helga, and the peacock feather thingy (they will go together!). And I LOVE pineapple lumps, no wonder you gobbled them up. Hope Helga is getting Percy Pigs in return!

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  26. You're a lucky lady Vix! you deserve it, you're a fabulous person. xxx

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  27. Lovely presents Vix. You look so cute in your pic!

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  28. I love that tunic! You got such nice presents!

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  29. The jewelry and Ganesh playing cards...I have envy of your wonderful presents.

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  30. Lovely presents, you're a lucky girl! Great bag, hope you're enjoying the challenge x

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  31. WHAT A GREAT HAUL!!!!!
    THAT REMINDS ME...............
    XxX
    REVA

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  32. I like the accessories you had.

    windowshopz.com

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  33. You really do have the most fabulous friends! I'm not surprised, because you're beautiful, stylish, and amazing. I am a little envious though. Hehe. ;)

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  34. Why am I not surprised you have such great friends? becoz you are so sweet, warm, honest and amazing!!

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  35. Well, you reep what you sew. And i've sneaking suspicion you may deserve it ;)

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  36. Dear Vixy,
    The two frocks from Helga are gorgeous & what a great idea to do a jewellery swap too.
    I was going to do some mending & sewing today as well but after realizing how mangy the flat had become over the past two weeks of us not being able to vacuum etc, I freaked out & did some well overdue cleaning instead.
    I really love the print on your tote; you are rapidly turning into a bona fide tote queen; Vix’s vintage tote bags £10ish a pop for Xmas ;)
    Lot’s of love,
    Jem
    xXx

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  37. You do have fantastic friends, Vix, those are gorgeous treats to find in your post! Best start celebrating your birthday early, make a two-week binge out of it!
    xxx

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  38. Ok so I'm half pissed now, presents galore, IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE XMAS!!!!!!!!

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  39. I adore every picture my dear Vix !

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  40. Wow, what lovely parcels, post is so exciting!! I agree with someone above who says that you have such lovely friends as you are a lovely friend!:) xxx

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  41. Gorgeous hauls, particularly love Helga's tunic - it will look fabulous on you!
    xx Comtesse xx

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  42. You're a lucky girl! It's wonderful to be blessed with good friends. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  43. What lovely parcels to be sent, it seems Helga knows you very well indeed, I always think it’s wonderful to receive a package that is so well thought out and wrapped with care xx

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  44. Hi my dear-totally beautiful gifts for a lovely lady, a great variety from wonderful friends! xx

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  45. What a haul you lucky girl! Happy Birthday to you to (whenever it is...soon?). It is no wonder to me that a lovely person like you has so many lovely friends!

    heart: Kimberellie

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  46. I love it all! especially the suede vest : ).

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