To talk of many things...
Back at last after my break. Well, I have so much to post I'm going to have to do it in chunks, or it will be like writing War and Peace! I was so busy with the garden at the weekend and then frantic at work, so this is my first opportunity to post for ages - although I am busily trying to catch up with all my reading of what everyone else has been up to.
I had an absolutely fabulous holiday and there will be many photos to bore you with later, but, today's post is to say an official "Thank You" to several people.
Firstly, to all my kind friends overseas who offered to purchase Paperclay for me and send it over here, after my rant in the last post. You are all complete stars!
Secondly, to Jo May for creating this beautiful bracelet for my friend Helen ( about which I posted aeons ago and which she has finally received!) She was so delighted with it. Thank you again Jo!
Thirdly to kind and generous Melissa for sending me the doll patterns which I was lucky enough to win in her giveaway. I love those witches! I definitely have a plan to use one of the patterns very soon!
And lastly to my lovely friend Sandy in Adelaide, an extra special thank you. I had a wonderful surprise when I got home on Friday. A parcel from Australia, containing paperclay and some of Sandy's own clay masks (of my favourite doll of hers, "Myfanwy") plus the fabric for me to try the cloth over clay technique! She even included a beautiful little face for me to see the finished result, and added some gorgeous embroidery threads. Sandy is an absolutely fantastic dollmaker with masses of experience, and she has been incredibly supportive of my efforts and so kind and helpful with giving me advice. She's also a really lovely person and great fun!
Do have a look at her picture trail and see her wonderful dolls. I hope that I can make something like them one day! Thanks again Sandy, you have been a real inspiration to me.
I'll be back soon with the rest of the news, meanwhile I hope you are all having a great week! x