Tuesday, March 18

Hand Felting, Knitting.. Oh the TALENT!

I received a package the other day from my dear friend Amber. For my birthday she made me some of the most gorgeous hand knit and felted bowls I have ever seen!! I didn't know people could do this! (At least not anyone I knew..) she is such a talented knitter! She has made some lovely treasures for the whole family, but these are by far my favorite! ♥ Thank you Am!

I have been trying to convince Am to post some of her lovely creations for sale on Etsy but so far she hasn't bitten.. If you would like to acquire some similar items then check out Papaver Vert's Etsy shop.. they also have some lovely hand felted bowls.. I didn't snag one of their pics as I didn't have time to ask for permission. But trust me, it's worth a peek!!

Also, from my dear friend Anke (it was her birthday the other day!.. Happy Birthday!) a wonderful box stuffed full of Kinder Eggs, chocolates, tea and art papers!! Wooohhooo!! As some of you know, I grew up in Germany and miss it dearly.. one thing I missed most were Kinder Eggs! Milk chocolate outside, white chocolate inside, and in the middle.. a toy!! How cool is that? It's like Cracker Jacks for chocolate lovers! As you can see from the pic above.. someone else loved the chocolate as much as I did! I couldn't keep T's hand out of the chocolate long enough to get a picture without her in it.. Like momma like daughter!

Thank you for the fabulous response to the Spring Giveaway! I am starting to really like this "custom gift' idea a lot and think I will do it every month on my blog. But instead of having to leave a comment on a specific post, you can leave a comment on any post during the month to be entered.. what do you think??


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I think that you're a nut! LOL! A giveaway every month????

Oh, a German friend introduced me to Ritter Sport when she was visiting a few years ago. Oh my! What wonderful chocolate! So unlike our cheesy Hershey's. I'm afraid that I've been spoiled.

I enjoyed reading about your childhood favorites. And I love seeing the photo of them...I think I need some Lindt white chocolate right now.

The bowls are wonderful! Really fantastic job your friend is doing. I love the colors and the way that they nest. Perfect addition to your home.

Have a wonderful day, Abbie!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Those felted bowls are fabulous! And your eggs look great in them. They will look great filled with all sorts of things.

A giveaway a month.....pardon me while I wipe the drool from my compute..... LOL!

((hugs)) Rosie

Bunny said...

Cute felted bowls! Happy belated birthday!!

Miss Sandy said...

Love the bowls, perfect for spring decor! The give away sounds grand! I added you to my blog roll this morning! I can't wait to got back and read your blog from the beginning to present.

Signature Vintage said...

Those hand-felted bowls are amazing! I love your blog...I'll be back to visit often!

Anonymous said...

A giveaway of YOUR stuff every month? Way better than chocolate - okay, maybe not WAY better but close. Loved your fabric eggs, by the way. I am going to make some in black & white for my dining room table. I live in monochrome. Thanks - Di

Nabeel said...

your work is beautiful. I loved the cloth and various designs. very pretty and happy easter.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday! (a little late)

The felted bowls are really pretty! I love their colors.

Kinder eggs look delicious! I love chocolate :-)

Hugs, Pat

Tiffany said...

What a fun idea! I love the bowls, your friend is sooo very talented!

They look amazing with your sweet eggs!

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Gorgeous bowls!!
A giveaway every month?! You are generous and giving -- maybe a little too much, but I think it's a great idea!!

Anke said...

What a great foto of the German goodies! So glad you all enjoy them! Those felt bowl are awesome! Perfect colors for easter decorations. Happy Easter by the way! Smiles, Anke;)

Amber said...

So happy you loved the bowls! B.L and I had so much fun picking out colors for you! I would love to set up shop with them (and other goodies), but working and taking care of a family is about all I can handle right now! I LOVE your eggs...as soon as my finger is healed enough to let me sew, I'm making a bunch. I'm always wondering what to do with fabrics scraps that I can't bear to throw away!

thebeloved said...

Hi! I currently live in the ME and we have Kinder Eggs too! The kids here love them! I think it is sometimes strange the things that we miss from other places. Blessings!