Friday, 7 March 2008

Kerryanne made me cry!!

That's right, Kerryanne English of Shabby Art Boutique made me cry today - but they were happy tears! You see, I had popped out to Quilters' World (Scott says I should just move in there and be done with it!!) to get some fabric that I'll need for projects I'm intending to work on over the weekend. When I got back, I opened the front door to let in some fresh autumn air - and there was a box on my front verandah. With my birthday in just under two weeks, I thought one of my family members or friends had got REALLY organised and sent a gift early, so happily picked it up and took it inside. It was only then that I noticed the "Fragile" sticker, along with a Woodberry Designs label.


"That's funny!" I thought to myself, "I don't think I've indulged myself with more of Kerryanne's goodies recently." So, being the inquisative sort, I opened the box.


As Alice in Wonderland would say, "Curiouser and curiouser!" It looked far too pretty to unwrap! Then I found the note. It was from Kerryanne to say she had sent me a 'just because' gift!! What a wonderful person!!! Oooohhhh! I LOVE surprises!! So, I carefully unwrapped the pressie to find ...


Three of Kerryanne's GORGEOUS full size cupcakes!! And THAT'S when I cried!! You see, when I ordered my sweet mini cupcakes from Kerryanne, I confessed to her that I was also lusting after her full size cupcakes, but the play money just wouldn't stretch far enough at the moment, so I was putting them on my "Wish List". Not only did she remember, she sent colours that match perfectly with the mini cupcakes I bought! Uh oh!! Where's a tissue! What a wonderful, thoughtful gesture! Thank you Kerryanne - you're as sweet as a cupcake!!!

After I got through my sentimental sniffling, I had to rearrange a corner of my lounge room to best display my new sweeties! I found a pretty rose decorated cake plate (how appropriate!) that fits perfectly onto my plate stand. Take a peek at the result!


This is now my little shrine to Kerryanne's talent! Tee! Hee! Hee! Actually, this corner of the lounge room sums up most of my addictions - bears, pretty tea cups, craft and cupcakes!! And lets not forget friendship!! Though Kerryanne and I have never met in person, we're growing a friendship via the internet and emails and she has been a fantastic encouragement to me. Uh Oh! Need more tissues!!! While I get a tissue, enjoy a close up look at my lovely collection of Kerryanne's faux cupcakes! Don't they just look good enough to eat!!!


I also had a giggle at the notepaper Kerryanne had used. It shows a rather curvaceous lady (Like me, the sand in her hourglass figure has all sunk to the bottom!!) who looks like she's having one of my 'bad hair' days and she is surrounded by cupcakes with the wording, "I need cupcakes NOW!" Tee! Hee! Hee! I'm with her!! It reminds me of a funny saying I saw a while back that said, "Somewhere inside me there is a skinny woman trying to get out - but I can usually subdue her with 6 cupcakes, a block of chocolate and a Latte!"

So ... today, I am thankful for new friends - even when they make me cry! Thank you so much, Kerryanne, for your generous, thoughtful gift! I can see I'm going to spend even more time curled up in the lounge room, stitching and gazing at my goodies from Shabby Art Boutique! And she probably won't even get my 'thank-you' for a little while, because she's taking a well-earned holiday!! Think of all the new creative ideas she'll come home with! If you haven't already popped into Kerryanne's sweet on-line world, you really should and prepare to drool!!

Kerryanne also sent a 'Hello!' from Cupcake Katie who recently went to live with her. Kerryanne said that she has a place picked out in her shabby chic attic room for Katie to move into - just as soon as her folk art students will let her take Katie out of the studio! Tee! Hee! Hee! She's a very friendly doll and likes to chat - a bit like her creator!! Oops!!

Anyways, I hope your day has been as full of 'sweet surprises' as mine has!! Hmmm, I suddenly feel the need for a cup of tea - must be all the talk about cupcakes! Tee! Hee! Hee! Til next time, Bear Hugs!

CHEERS!
KRIS

2 comments:

Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage said...

Hi Kris...ohhh pretty cupcakes..Kerryanne sent me some once and they had the same effect..the crying, it is so nice and so strange to meet such nice people wilst blogging. Stange because whilst we do things like send unbirthday presents, we don't expect anyone else to do the same for us and it is such a lovely surprise when they do. I love to give presents, especailly surprise no reason presents! I have exactly the same plate stand...I have no doubt we were made from the same mold. I say that about Laura and I too, except Laura was made first and when I was made I stretched the mold out way more than she did, lol. Have a great weekend, kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

Linda said...

Hi Kris,
What a wonderful surprise! Your cupcakes look beautiful on your stand. My mum bought me a cupcake stand for christmas which I am slowly filling, mind you it holds 30 cupcakes (I did say slowly). I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.
Cheers Linda

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