Saturday, 3 November 2007

GETTING BACK INTO CREATING

IT'S BEEN A WHILE

It has been quite a few weeks since I have done anything creative. With the new addition to the family (Amy's baby - Riley) there hasn't been much time for anything else. As always when there is a new baby in your family circle you just have to go and visit.
Not that I mind but I think I need some 'Me Time' now.
So that's what I decided to do for a couple of hours today. Something I wanted to do. After going to watch Lachlan and Chloe at swimming lessons this morning I came home, did the usual housework and then started on something new.
So here it is. A 30cm (12inch) square creation for little Miss Chloe. I am sure she will love it ~ anything glittery and sequinned is just her thing. Of course it has to be pink.

YEH ~ THE POSTMAN CAME AGAIN
Don't you love how Natasha wraps her parcels. It feels like it is your Birthday all over again.
Gorgeous little bunches of flowers ~ so sweet.
Tell me another shop that wraps their parcels like that.
I so love the things she sells in her shop.
Yeh some lovely Christmas decorations.
Don't you just love the Angel and the gorgeous Doves and Stars.
Natasha even sent that lovely card congratulating us on Riley's arrival. The card is a print taken from one of Natasha's original paintings. Thank you Natasha!

Well I am off to bed now as tomorrow we are off to see the In-laws. A 2 and 1/2 hour drive. Amy and Ryan are also going there to introduce Riley to his Great Grandparents. They will love him!!

48 comments:

Lori said...

i am SO with Chloe on the love of pink! and of course the glitter! love your goodies from Natasha, anything she makes is just lovely! and thank you so very very much for visiting me!!!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Beautifully wrapped parcels are always welcome here =) I'm sure your in-laws will be in love with Riley!! Blessings... Polly

Gail McCormack said...

Hope you have a lovely day at the in laws, drive carefuly in this pouring rain! I think no Mornington Races today.

fifi said...

Beautiful! How nice to get such well-presented goodies! Hope Amy and Riley are doing well!
xoxo
fifi

Lisa said...

Lovely gifts presented and packaged beautifully. Everything looks so pretty.

Adla said...

All your beautiful treasures in time for the holiday season. Lovely Alison, I'm sure you will have a beautiful set up.

Ta, Adla

BittersweetPunkin said...

What lovely gifts and I too love how beautifully wrapped they are!! I bet you didn't want to open them did you?
Hugs to you and that adorable Riley!
Blessings,
Robin

Michelle said...

I too, am also embracing "pink". growing up it was more purples, blues and indian colors. I know realize, that by surrounding my self with the whimisical pretty things I make, make me "feel" pretty.

The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous Chloe picture and gorgeous goodies from Natasha - xo

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Alison,
Love the princess pink collage you did for Chloe. You're still so giving, your 'me' time was to create something for someone else. Glad you liked your goodies, I thought little flower bunches on the wrapping would be cute this time round!
Hope the drive wasn't too long today, bet your in-laws were so excited to meet Riley!!!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Alison, gorgeous items from Natasha as always! Your in-laws will be delighted to meet Riley :) Jenn and Jacqui

bluemuf said...

Alison, the Princes picture for Chloe is beautiful. I'm with her and love pink anything.

Karen

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I am so impressed that you were able to create something (and something that cute) with a new baby around!! I felt like I was on hold for years, waiting till I could get back to my artwork when my boys were babies!

Rosemary said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
I love yours. Love your pretty packages. Have a wonderful time.
Visit me again soon,
Rosemary

laura said...

This is my first visit to the wonderful and ever so pretty world of Alison Gibbs. What a sweet and happy stop. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a birthday greeting. A very nice way to meet someone.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Chloe will just love her creation! It is so fun!

Natasha is an amazing artist. I feel lucky to own a sign I commissioned from her!
Penny

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your Cloe collage. So pretty!

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Alison,
I am sure Chloe will love her pretty pink princess sign. I know my daughter loves anything pink and sparkly!!
And your things from Natasha are lovely, as they always are. Beautifully wrapped too!
Kathy :)

dawn said...

how wonderful is that package!!!
lucky duck.

Shabbyfufu said...

Oh what a darling baby Alison! I hope that the new Mom and babe are doing well~have a fun visit with your precious family. Thanks for checking in with me today~XO~Janet (Shabbyfufu)

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Alison ! Love the sign for Chloe, she will be wrapped! Thanks for showing us your lovely goodies, hope you have a great Melbourne Cup Day today! Mel x0

love.boxes said...

Oh how I love it over here at your blog Alison.. it's just so pink and sparkly!

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hi Alison, LOVE the sign you made for Chloe. Very pretty and girlie, you are a sweetheart.
Dont you love it when you get a parcel thats been wrapped up all pretty! I always make sure i wrap my parcels up all 'girlie' because i know the feeling it gives me when i receive one the same :)
A bit like christmas really.

I hope Riley is doing well and i bet hes getting lots of kisses and cuddles :)

Luv Shann xo

mosaic queen said...

Congratulations on the new arrival to your family!!!!
Good Luck on your trip too!!!!

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

Hi ALison!

Dang it I went and missed the whole arrival of Riley! CONGRATULATIONS!! :) :)

I love the sparkly sign for Chloe and yes I must agree getting packages like that in the mail are cause for celebration!

Thanks for the BD wishes for my son.

*muah*
Michelle

Sophie Rose Designs said...

I love the piece you made for Chloe!!! It's gorgeous!
And I love all of your yummy things you got from Natasha~ they do look like little presents.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hello! Your new grand baby is as sweet as can be!! Love the new collage and the lovely things you received from Natasha!! So pretty!
Michelle

Joy for the Journey said...

Adorable!!!
Sarah :)

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love your Chloe creation!
We have the same taste her & I...
Glitter & Pink!
Natasha's packages look wonderful indeed!
Priscilla

Heather Grow said...

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. And, congratulations on your baby. He is just precious.

Donna Layton said...

Well, Miss Chloe has excellent taste and I am quite sure she will love the beautiful piece you made! Natasha is too talented and just as sweet!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Gorgeous collage Alison! How exciting for you to have a new baby in the house for Christmas this year! :)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely creation, and pretties from Natasha!!
:)

Joy said...

How sweet! Both your creation and your parcels in the mail! :)

Cheryl said...

Oh so gorgeous!

Sugar Bear said...

Oh yes - I definitely agree Natasha is a class act all the way around! Hope Amy and Riley are well. That baby is such a cutie!
Karla

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Alison, Just wanted to say thanks for popping by our Blog on Cup Day and always, we love to hear fom you! Moving day is getting closer, just waiting for hubby (lol, always waiting for hubby) to confim his work schedule but will be either end of Nov or 15th December. Might miss out on all the Christmas decs this year and just have a mini tree, if I wil be able to find them in all these cartons lol Blue Moon is a fave of mine as well, that scent, wow! Jacqui first choice is a BA at Melb Uni, but she's very keen of photography, we'll just have to wait and see how she goes, it's a nervous time for them all. Have a great day Alison :) Jenn

Whimsy Pink said...

How pretty, I love getting goodies in the mail!

kecia said...

thanks for stopping by my etsy shoppe! it was fun being featured today. stopp by my blog and say hello when you can.

kecia

Kari & Kijsa said...

What lovely gifts- and true presents with that wonderful wrapping!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations on your new grandson and on such pretty things in the mail! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all of your beautiful pink posts:>)

Kari & Kijsa said...

So cute....doesn't Natasha always have the best stuff! Those glitter ornaments are FABULOUS!!!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Riley is so so adorable! I miss that sweet size - and I love the creation you made for Miss Chloe :)


Hugs,
Dena

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Riley is a beautiful baby. Love the photo of him in the blue bassinet. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Pretty pink packages.

Susan Tuttle said...

What a wonderful two hours of creativity--good for you for taking time out for yourself--I love the colors, imagery, and glitter!

What beautiful gifties from Natasha--that wrapping makes it feel like such a special present, doesn't it?

Susan
xo

Cathy said...

I think we all agree that Natasha is not only an extremely creative woman, she is very SPECIAL too. Kind, loving and giving. What beautiful things she sent to you!

Thank you for your lovely comments on my Paris Chic wreath. Have a wonderful day!
Cath

KJ said...

Nice to meet YOU! I love your personal touches!

KJ

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