July 20, 2011

Surprises

When Liz over at LULULIZ had told me that she was planning to work on a glue book during her vacation in France, I sent her a package with some ephemera, which I thought she might like to use for this project as well as some other things to play with like trims, laces etc. She said that she would send out a package my way too but I had never expected such a surprise. Besides this lovely tag she had created and which now sits on my studio wall shelf,

tag created by Liz

yummy laces, lots of watch parts,

laces and watch parts 

lovely buttons, packed in these pretty envelopes,

envelopes and buttons

created by Liz

Liz had sent me as well a fantastic antique jelly/pudding mold of her collection. We both have a thing for them and watch out on flea markets if we can find one. I couldn’t believe my eyes and wondered how she could actually part with it.  Isn’t she the sweetest to do something like that?

Thank you so much, dear Liz!!! I would have loved your package anyway but this gift made it so extra special :-).

Jelly Moldcreated by Liz

 Another wonderful gift came from Martina at Stempel-Gewerkel. I hadn’t expected anything but bills and advertisement in the mail that day and so I was very delighted to find a large padded envelope. Who doesn’t love such kind of mail?  Martina had sent me this beautiful collage on a canvas in lovely shades of pink, cream and beige. I’ve displayed this pretty creation in my studio.

Thank you very much, dear Martina! That was such a sweet surprise and made my day!

canvas from Martinacreated by Martina

Thank you for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon …

HUGS,

Julia

31 comments:

Sassy Marsha said...

Oh, Julia, how beautiful!!! I love visiting you. What you create and receive from your very lovely friends is so inspiring!!

xxoo
Marsha

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

How wonderful that you got the gorgeous gifts in the mail and yes, it sure bets bills.
I adore all the pretty treasures and they will look gorgeous in your work room.

Happy day
Hugs
Carolyn

cat lacigale said...

wonderful work ! I love these tags !

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh wow! How wonderful to receive such lovely gifts. All of them are so very beautiful and thoughtful. Martina's collage is just gorgeous! And those little envelopes filled with buttons, adorable! have a great day. Tammy

Willy's creations said...

Beautiful creation.

Hugs,Willy

The English Romantic said...

How lovely it is to gather bits and pieces for out friends and then see such amazing creations emerge.
Have a great day, Hugs, Angela.

Viola said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday toooo youuuuu.....liebes Julchen, Happy Bithday to you!!
So, das war`s wieder mit meinem Gesang. Hoffentlich tuen Dir jetzt nicht die Ohren weh, hihi!

Wunderschöne Creationen haben Dir Liz und Martina geschickt. Ganz zauberhaft!

Wünsche Dir noch einen megatollen Tag! Ganz liebe Grüße, Viola :-)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Julia,
how wonderful to receive such beautiful gifts from Liz and Martina.Perfect timing too:)
Wishing you the most beautiful day my friend.Enjoy all your treasures!!Sending hugs and love,
Marie

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Julia, what truly gorgeous gifts you have received from Liz and Martina and just in time for your Birthday - what lovely surprises and I hope and I know, in fact, there will be more to come! The collage is beautiful in pinks and so too all the little gifts of lace, buttons, tags,
envelopes and mould from Liz. I can see you beaming all the way from here in Australia.
Big love and big hugs dear friend,
Suzy xxxooo

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Julia, what truly gorgeous gifts you have received from Liz and Martina and just in time for your Birthday - what lovely surprises and I hope and I know, in fact, there will be more to come! The collage is beautiful in pinks and so too all the little gifts of lace, buttons, tags,
envelopes and mould from Liz. I can see you beaming all the way from here in Australia.
Big love and big hugs dear friend,
Suzy xxxooo

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Julia,
That sweet Liz is something else! She really spoiled you. Martina's work is really beautiful too, I'm about to go explore her blog.
Well I was so worried that I got busy & forgot your birthday but it's today, right?
Happy Birthday Julia! I cherish the friendship I have with you. I've enjoyed getting to know you over the past couple of years. Your amazing art inspires me everyday. I hope your special day is the best!
Lisa
PS I have a little something coming your way soon.

Martina2801 said...

Ach, Julia - Dein Post ist wirklich süß! Ich freue mich, dass Dir der Canvas gefällt.
Die Geschenke von Liz sind auch ganz entzückend! Echt wunderschön!
Wünsche schon mal ein schönes WE.
LG
MARTINA oxo

Rhonda said...

All so lovely and wonderful.
You are adored, Julia.

Fabric Art said...

My dear Julia - Congratulations on your birthday today, hope your day has been really wonderful, and that you have received some lovely gifts, the gifts from Liz and Martina are very beautiful, have a nice weekend dear sweet friend.
Knus og kys
Anni

Guriana said...

Baeutiful gifts!!:)and amazing tags with the previous post:))
best wishes of yesterday's birthday:))
xox
Guriana:)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

such gorgeous pieces of art and sweet vintage treasures! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)

artangel said...

Ooh what utterly gorgeous things!! Happy birthday to you too :)

Lovey said...

Oh Julia..so glad I just found you (again)..smiles

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Julia! How wonderful to be receiving such amazing creations! They are all stunning, but I must say the last pink piece has really got my creative gears churning! I love what Martina has made you! She's amazing! as are you!

your tags from the last post are darling too! Oh the inspiration is just oozing from my pores! lol
Have a great Day!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Dorthe said...

Hallo meine liebste Julia,-
I love all the wonderful things dear Liz send you,the watch parts ,wow, the mould is really beautiful, - and so are all the lace, and the sweet tag- and also the button envelopes.
I also so love the collage from Martina-it is so very sweet.
I`m happy I wrote you a private birthday-mail, as I`m so late here, but you know why, sweet friend.

Jetzt bin ich und Henning wieder alleine hier -----
Allerliebste grüsse,- und wärme umarmen, mit eine kuss--und nochmal:)
kærlige knus-og kys, fra din Dorthe

Lynn Stevens said...

What beautiful things these very generous ladies sent you, Aren't bloggers the best!
hugs Lynn

Jane said...

Beautiful pieces! I love all of the use of old lace. Very talented and generous ladies out there!!
Jane

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Julia,
You are a very lucky lady to have received such a collection of wonderful gifts from friends. Enjoy all of your new treasures.
Smiles, Paula

Xela said...

Hallo du Glückliche, ich liebe Päckchen von Liz. Das sieht alles ganz traumhaft aus :)
Das Kissen von Martina ist ja auch der Hammer.
Ich wünsche dir was liebe Julia
Hugs Alexandra

June said...

Hi Julia,
You must love to go to the post everyday. You recieve (and give)the loveliest things. I am always waiting to see what you make next for your wonderful friends. It is always beautiful. And what you get in return is divine as well.
I thank you so much for your sweet message you left for me about my peonies. I love that flower so much.
sending hugs...

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Julia, What gorgeous gifts from Liz and Martina--2 wonderful women who are so talented!! I love your blog--your art is amazing!!
XO
Cindy

Marge said...

Dear Julia,

What a wonderful gifts!!! All are sooo beautiful to watch!

Julia, thank you so much for join my giwe away:)

Big hugs to you!♥

Jan said...

Pure vintage beauty!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Many thanks for visiting me today and your kind words.
Hope that you are having a lovely week and enjoying the summer.

Hugs
Carolyn

Fabric Art said...

Dearest Julia, you've been spoiled so many wonderful gifts you have received, enjoy it all my dear and have some nice summer days, here in Denmark it is hot, the last days there have been 30 degrees.
Kys og knus
Anni

Sophie's Art said...

Was für fantastische Werke, ich bin begeistert.
So viele schöne Arbeiten.

Ich komme aus dem Staunen nicht mehr heraus.

Wunderbar und großartig... :-)

Viele Grüße