Friday, September 19, 2008

We Now Return You to Our Previously Scheduled Program . . .

When life karate chops you in the throat, there's nothing like good friends to help you breathe again. So I want to thank all of you for your kind comments in my last post. I appreciate all your thoughts and well wishes so much.

Now let's get back to the craft and cute, shall we? :)

I've been lucky enough to take part in two great swaps with pals Linda of The Adventures of Molli fame, and Milkberry.

Look at all of the goodies from Linda and Molli! There's three beautiful sun dress/ bead headband sets; a watermelon head Sonny Angel; a travel Re-Ment set with a little suitcase; and a teeny, tiny little bunny book just to name a few.

And what's in the mystery box with my name on it, you ask?

It's a lovely silver necklace with a topaz stone. I just adore how pretty, clean, and simple it is. It's perfect, Linda!

Here's Loovee wearing her favorite dress set from the swap. It's such a sweet, playful, little outfit, don't you think?

Thank you so much for another wonderful swap, Linda and Molli! Loovee and I are so overwhelmed with your generosity and kindness.

Now Milkberry and I had a very different kind of swap -- a super yummy-licious candy swap! Milkberry, who lives in Japan, came up with the genius idea to trade Japanese candy for American ones. Let the salivating begin!

My favorites by far are the flavored KitKats. In Japan, they do KitKats in the most wonderfully odd flavors. Milkberry sent over KitKats in tea, watermelon, and strawberry flavors. Yippee!

Thank you so much for swapping with me, Milkberry! I do hope you enjoy your American candies as much as I am enjoying mine.

So a couple of weeks ago I was kindly given the Brillante Weblog honor by fellow crafty bloggers, Ismoyo and Milkberry. I'm so tickled! Thanks so much, you two!

In return for accepting this honor, I now have the pleasure of awarding it to five other blogs that I enjoy visiting.

The Adventures of Molli -- Loovee highly recommends you take a peek at her best friend's blog. A must visit if you are a B-girl lover.

Berrysprite -- A kawaii and crafty blog by a fellow Hawaii resident. Check out her Etsy shop, too.

The Pigwidget Chronicles -- One of my new favorites.

Mushroommeadows -- I just adore her simple, yet super cute doodles.

In Company with Sparkles -- Such a sweet, little blog. I've been enjoying reading about her recent round the world adventures.

Now all of you above please pass this honor along to other blogs you admire!

Thank you all for visiting once again!


Pihcol said...

You truly are lucky to have such sweet friends. The swap gifts are absolutely wonderful and seem to have the power to lift any spirit.

Congratulations on your award! It is well deserved. In true Willy-Nilly fashion, this blog is "adorable personified".

LindaJ said...

Yayayayay! We're so glad that you and Loovee liked our package. :) We loved the package you sent us. It will be so fun to make cookies with the cookie cutters, the dresses are so pretty, and we just love Re-ment!

It was neat seeing all those gadgets and toys at Dragon*Con. That steampunk gun thing was definitely neat! :)

Marce said...

beautiful swaps! i love the watermelon head!

Pigwidget said...

*Squee* Congrats on the award - how fantastic is that?!? Hugs to you...

Nin said...

Oooh what briliant swaps! I love the idea of the candy one :)

Die Schaubude said...

Your blog is wonderful, i love it ! Tanja

Tizzalicious said...

Oh wow, so many cute goodies! :D

I really love the dress!

Die Schaubude said...

hello and many thanks for your comment...yea I do them by myself ;)

I know my problem to translate german in to english....but i hope that my english gets more professionel someday ;)

many greetings Tanja

Paper Girl Productions said...

What a great swap!! I always love your pics!! Also, thanks for the other blog links! I shall visit them!

Holly said...

Oooh, congratulations on your shiny new award! And wow, thanks for giving me one too >__< I shall spread the love!

Jean said...

I am so happy I came over to check out your blog! You and Lovee are truly fun and sweet!I read everything on the whole page and enjoyed it all. You are so talented.I admit I am so sad for you, for the one sad entry. I must mention that. Stay strong and know you have many who love you--that is clear! It realy is heart warming!

Alisa said...

I love the Re-Ment set! So adorable!

cait. (what is one?) said...

Thank you for the lovely compliment! I am so glad someone enjoys it, haha. It looks like you had a fantastic swap! Loovee must be very pleased (but envying the chocolate!).
love, Cait

*emilie* said...

oh awesome swap !!!!!

Sandy Michelle said...

What fun swaps! I wish I could do a candy swap with someone on the other side of the world too..YUM!