Friday, May 20, 2011

Wanna see something gorgeous?

Sorry, but no, it isn't a photo of yours truly ;)

I have been apprehensively excitedly awaiting my parcel for the cushion swap. The last swap I participated in didn't go so well - I didn't like what I was sent and considering the resounding silence from my recipient I figure the feeling was mutual... Back to my parcel. I knew when it arrived this morning and saw the beautifully decorative label that I was in for a treat.

I had to force myself to pause for this photo!

The accompanying bookmark reads:
"I hope you like it! The 4 chicks are symbolising your 4 kids and the chicken theme is a nod to your natural, organic life!"

The girls were all over the cushion, each trying to claim it for their own bed!

 The back was finished with an invisible zip (oh boy, I wish I could sew in a zip like this lady!)

I can see how much time and thought went into this cushion and I'm really touched and honoured to be in possession of it. The quality of stitching is just superb. It is now sitting on the couch and makes me smile when I walk past.

Naturally, you want to know the talented artist who made this. Her name is Anna and she a website and a blog.

Shiny Happy Art and the blog.



Tanya said...

lucky lucky you! It's thoughtful and lovely. I am sending mine off Monday, haven't received mine yet either! I was in a tea towel swap and one of the tea towels just never turned up...

Anna Bartlett said...

I couldn't have asked for a nicer response! Honestly, I got a total buzz reading your thank you email and seeing how sweetly it's been claimed in your household by your little chickies is marvellous. Enjoy, 'stranger'!

Tas said...

That is divine. How personally perfect and perfectly personal!

Vic said...

Oh My!!!


What a fabulous effort... it's GORGEOUS, I'm all excited for you, that is such a special creation, truly made just for you. I feel like writing to my swapee to apologise now! ;)

(Have emailed your swapee for you too Sweets)

Jennie said...

I love this cushion!
(and sad about your previous swap!!)x

CurlyPops said...

That is soooo gorgeous! I'm thinking of coming over and pinching it. Where do you live again hee hee!

Amy said...

Nawww that cushion is just too sweet.

Love it.

Kt said...

Gorgeous cushion! What a lovely a lovely thing to receieve!

kylie said...

So so lucky, this cushion is fabulous and you're right... so much wonderful thought went into it's creation. Just lovely!

Cameron said...

This turned out so cute! How nice to have something so carefully made and thoughtfully designed just for you!

It is just adorable :)

Chantal said...

Gorgeous Cushion! Lucky you. Anna makes such beautiful work. I bought some of her sweet printed hankies last year for teacher presents at my kids preschool and they loved them!

quilary said...

Oh WOW! That is beautiful! Everything about it, from the sewing to the thought that went into putting it together, is just so special. This whole swap has been brilliant!