Saturday, March 8, 2014

Gift Giving to Friends Near by and Far away

Things have been fairly busy here lately - tied up with
gardening, bottling, preserving and lots of personal stuff in my life
at the same time I've spent snipets of time closeted away
in my studio creating a number of gifts to send
to some friends for Birthdays and Thankyous
such as this one  

which went off to my dear friend Liz in the U.K.

In the parcel went a vintage heart along with

 this little keepsake clutch purse.

 I used some of this vintage brocade fabric

and created a flower from a vintage doily using
one of Julia's hand crocheted flowers 
for the centre.

Another Birthday gift to Rosemary
a special friend of many many years.

A collaged broche

embellished with this dear little Kookaburra!

A thankyou gift for Cindy below
 (cindy adkins whimsical musings)
Cindy is such a wonderful heartfelt friend

who created some angel wing earings for my dear friend, Andrea,

to wear during her cancer journey last year.

That truly was an act of love so appreciated by me!

Finally, another little "Thankyou" gift to Glenda

for the beautiful laces she gifted me with recently.

I feel very blessed to have friends such as
these in my life!!!

I'm linking these last two gifts to 
Grey Dey Thursdey with Michelle at
Petite Michelle Louise's party.
So pop over and have a look at some amazing
grey gifts, makeovers and inspiration board.

I'm hoping to be a more faithful blogger again by coming
over to visit you all very soon!
I too have recently had a birthday and would like to
share some gifts I have received too!

Hope your grey skies are turning blue!

Big hugs, Suzy xox


  1. Dearest Suzy, I came home to your beautiful gifts after the long trip back from France. What a wonderful surprise when my son handed me your package. I so wanted to blog about them straight away after I opened the package on Wednesday morning, but I completely crippled myself somehow on Wednesday, my back is killing me, I can't move much and I can't take photographs! As | said in my email, I was gobsmacked, one minute I was admiring the heart on your blog, the next I was holding it in my hands! WOW. So so beautiful. Just like everything else in the package, you can feel the love and friendship radiating from it all. Love you, girl!

  2. Wonderful,as you use to do!
    I love the second one and the third! I've two gifts to do this month too for birthdays and you inspire me!
    Here spring begins and after 4 months of raining, we've sun!!!!!!!
    So, I'm in the garden too, it's so good!
    Hugs and kisses

  3. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
    Thank you for always inspiring us, Suzy.
    enJOY a lovely day,

  4. Good morning SuziQ... oooh what beautiful gifts you have created... each one is so exquisite and I know your friends will cherish them... love that darling little Kookaburra on there!... Happy Birthday to you!... I hope all of your birthday wishes come true... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

  5. everytime i see your beautiful work i wish you blogged more!!! i know life gets busy but your designs are always breath taking and an inspirtation. thanks for sharing.

  6. Well my goodness, I am astounded how much you can accomplish when you don't have much time for creating. Each gift is just amazing and I am sure the recipients were over the moon!!

  7. Dear Suzy , besides being so talented in your art and photography you have such a generous heart. These gifts are truly special in so many ways. I love the brooch with the darling kookaburra charm. I used to crochet flowers...perhaps I should grab some thread and a hook and make some while watching tv. :)(if I can remember how to do them that is)

  8. Such beautiful gifts that will be treasured by your friends....

  9. Dear Suzy
    This post epitomizes the depth of your generous heart. To create one exquisite creation to send to a friend would be lovely enough but to create so many special gifts, gifts that speak of your artistry and friendship, well I don't believe it gets more special than that.

  10. Very happy, albeit belated now, birthday wishes to you! As always, your creations are beautiful and I know that your friends will treasure them.

  11. oh you have been busy! these are all beautiful creations ... totally divine! you are going to have some very happy friends!

  12. Works of art made with love can always be the most beautiful projects to behold. Well done and gorgeous!!!

  13. What exquisite treasures you have created for your friends! So lovely to see.

  14. Your gifts are so beautiful and I am sure much treasured by your friends.

    Suzi I always am drawn to the vase of flowers in your heading on the far left side. Can you tell me what they are? Would love to know.


  15. Dearest Suzy...oh sweet dear, you spoiled your friends, again with so stunning gifts.
    Our dear Liz, must have felt so exited opening that package from you, --such amazing and beautiful creations.
    The brooch, and collage fro sweet Cindy, and the tag for your friend, --every piece is made with love and your special gorgeous style.
    Thank you for showing sweet soul friend. You have made so many hearts sing with your beautiful gifts, mine, too-many times !!
    Love to you with hugs. Dorthe

  16. What lovely gifts! Such lucky friends to have you! The broche is gorgeous! xoxo Jen

  17. Your hand created gifts made from your heart and soul are exquisite. The labor of love you put into their creation is beyond amazing. Pure Creative Bliss Dear...

  18. So so gorgeous dear Suzy, what wonderful gifts for your friends. I love how you use the wool of your sheep :-) And that sweet little bird dangling from one of those gorgeous soft flowers.

  19. All so very beautiful Suzy! I love the work you do. Very lucky recipients indeed!
    While reading this post I was wondering to myself, now isn't Suzy's birthday around this time of year close to mine? and then I got to the end of the post and saw your comment about it!
    I do hope you had wonderful day filled with love and good wishes. ♥


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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