Friday, 24 August 2012

Embroidery stockings taken to France!!

Hello dear friends
I thought it was time for an
update on the Christmas stockings
I made for the girls.

As you can see this is
she's our 'pink fairy'!!

I added some tiny pearls
to the Angel's wings

Aren't her 'Mary Jane' shoes
so sweet

and added a 'Grandpa'
embellishment too!

Darling Zoé is a red girl

I added tiny bronze/gold beads
to her angel's wings
with little stars on the tips.
We all love angel's with
stars don't we!!!!

Red angel has little stars
on the bottom of her skirt
she has black Mary Jane's!

A little yacht to remind
her of Dada (Granpapa).

some shepherds and a
Grandma embellishment!

Thank you dear friends
for popping in to see me,
especially those of you
who pop in often
and leave me such sweet comments!

Take care
and be kind to one another.
Hugs and love
Shane xox

Saturday, 11 August 2012


A French Birthday Party

My darling Stella had her seventh
birthday while I was in France...

Time to party and eat cake!!!
A special cake as you can see,
made according to instructions
from the very talented
of Pretty Far West blog.

Please visit Mise on her special
'doll cake link' here and
here for the layout instructions...
you will love reading Mise's blog
she has a wicked sense of humour!

Sweet Jessie was very keen to
get her fat little fingers into
the cake too!!!

I love pressies

and of course with the Kiwi connection
we had  games like 'pass the parcel'
(new to french kids - they loved it)!

Roxy wanted to join in
'musical cushions' too!

a quick drink and......

a handful of these
and back to the fun!

Thank you Mise
for your wonderful cake idea -
it was a huge hit in France!!

Please don't forget to visit
the 3 amazing Giveaways
links on my
right hand side bar!!!!!

Thank you dear friends
for popping in to see me,
you've all cheered me up and
I'm feeling great again!!
Love you!

Be kind to one another
warm hugs

Monday, 6 August 2012


Before I went to France
several friends surprised me
with lovely gifts
and I won a Giveaway too!

Tammy sent me this beautiful
card and crochet doily!

I won these tags in Lilla's

Lilla knows how much I love lace
so she included this lovely piece
in the parcel too!

Carole popped in to say goodbye
and gave me this sweet
lavender bag she made
to pop in my suitcase!
French Essence Vicki sent me this
beautiful Diptyque candle
...and when I arrived home a parcel
was waiting from
Two Bags Full Vicki

I had won a prize in her giveaway
a beautiful embroidered teatowel
(not for use - just for admiring)!!!

You are are all so kind and generous
 dear friends and I would like
to give each of you this
sweet virtual bouquet of
french lavender
to say
from my heart!!!

Please visit their beautiful blogs
click on the name and
a link will come up!!!
this month there are 3
amazing giveaways
happening in blogland
that you won't want to miss
from 3 very talented bloggers.
See my side bar for
all the details and links!

Thank you all for visiting and expecially
those of you who come by often
and leave me lovely warm comments,
make it all worthwhile!!
Be kind to one another
hugs and love
Shane xox


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