Friday, September 21

The kindness of Bloggers

Bloggers. They're great aren't they? I'm not sure if all bloggers are the same, but certainly the crafty ones are great. They take the time and effort to make something ...... and then they give it away! Brilliant!


Take Sarah, at paper-and-string, who makes officially cute goodies. She gives stuff away every month! And this month I was lucky enough to win these tasty looking cupcakes .......





Thanks, Sarah!






Or Michaela, from The Stash Basket. She picked my name to win "a shoe-box of goodies" in her 100 posts giveaway ........


(shoe included for scale purposes only)





And wow, she wasn't kidding - this box was chock full of lovely stuff!






Make that choc-full. Just feast your eyes on these gorgeous examples of Michaela's legendary cake making skills ......








...... which definitely deserve a close up .......


(and yep - they taste as good as they look)




Next up there was STASH! From the STASH BASKET!!


Who gives away their treasured stash?? I know I don't!




And just in case all that wasn't enough (!), look at these cute little preserves ......

Spicey Plum chutney, Apple and Cranberry chutney and Raspberry jam - yum!



Thanks, Michaela, your generosity astounds me. Sadly though, I seem to have lost your return address since yesterday, so I have NO IDEA where to send the bag of stunt monkees. Sigh.


Finally, look at this cutie from Felicia at Fluffy Flowers .......


Thanks, Felicia, for these beautifully packaged goodies




And ok, so I bought these two from her etsy shop (but RGH doesn't need to know that) ...... (oops) ......






Actually, he's already seen this sweet little kitty brooch .......


I tried the "What, this old thing? I've had it for ages" routine, but his one raised eyebrow told me that he wasn't buying it. (Unlike me. Love you, Etsy!!)



Arrrrr

(that's for you, VC, just a couple of days late)




Please note :-
This post does not constitute a return to my aforementioned habit of blogging daily, and in that regard I have not succumbed to peer pressure. I just couldn't wait to show off all these goodies. I reserve all my rights to NOT post every day. So there.


13 comments:

Lucy Locket said...

Lovely goodies Monkey-girl! But I think you really can't keep away from us all - you love daily blogging - you just can't admit it to yourself can you?

Monkee Maker said...

Damn and blast it Lucy, you've sussed me! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!

Tracy said...

you will be back in the morning
you cannot resist
you are a blog addict
just accept it and show us your monkees!
tracy x

Tracy said...

darn you knitter of monkees.
i have just been over to that wonderful Etsy shop and now two cats and an angora rabbit are mooching their way to Scotland!
i like you will pretend that they have always been here - infact they were here when we moved in.....
tracy x

the vicious chicken said...

Heehee - thanks for that pirate cat picture. But I'm wondering: does he have nine tails?

Hope you've already started knitting monkees from Michaela's stash.
VCx

Lesley said...

What lovely goodies and that cake - ooh, put the kettle on! Thanks for the link to Sarah's blog that you left for me - I love her stuff.
I'm going to check in tomorrow anyway - just in case ...

Working Mom Knits said...

Lucky, lucky, lucky Monkee!

Enjoy!

ps: still shocked about the "pants" disclosure...it was both funny and gross at the same time : )

Felicia said...

So glad you're enjoying your new Fluffy Flowers creatures! Those brownies look delicious!

My Paper World said...

Wow! lucky, lucky you.
You deserve all those gorgeous goodies, for keeping us all entertained!! they all look fabulous!

Zoebert said...

What, no Monkees...anywhere? Not even the word "monkee" in the entry??? I guess this isn't a REAL blog entry- it just portrays one on the interney.

Hiopefully you'll resume your normal blogging soon.
Love da' monkess.

paper-and-string said...

aawww shucks, *blush*, you're more than welcome Monkee Lady :-)

sarah xxx

lucykate crafts... said...

i tried to email you after your comment but couldn't find an email address to reply to. thank you for visiting my blog, i love the idea behind your blog, so unique, cool monkeys too!

yes, i did laugh when he ripped his trousers (it was the crotch that went, couldn't be too rude about as there were children present at the time!!). only thing is now he says he wants the trousers back, thought i was going to repair them, not attack them with scissors, and has also kindly passed on a pile of other cast offs to me. although, what i am going to make from a pair of pyjamas, threadbare socks, and old underpants, i don't know! : )

April said...

Note to self - Start being especially nice to Michaela. Possible horse for brownies swap?