Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Beauty and Delight

Hello All!
I hope you are having a delightful week. We have had a few days of glorious spring like weather, the kind that makes you take a deep breath and breath in the wellbeing that you are.
Aaaaaah....that feels so good!

Today I am sharing two gifts, the first one is a birthday gift to one of my sisters. The second one is a surprise gift to me!
Here is a little envelope that I created to hold the bracelet and earrings I made for my sister. I really enjoyed making this because I used pieces I brought back from England and Paris. I do hope she likes it...it should arrive at her house today.



Just look at this envelope that showed up in my pile of mail today! I saw the edge of it sticking out of the stack when my hubby brought it in and I said "What is that one there" quite excitedly....see we don't usually get beautifully aged letters...by Royal Mail no less!
I took my time getting to open it, I saved it....waited hours until I had a moment to myself and a cup of tea!

See how she has aged it? I love this!!!

Along with this finely crafted card was this amazing ATC!

This beautiful red ATC is perfect for Valentines and I love that the word on it is "Beauty"!
Can you see how she expertly sews in pretty beads on both the card and ATC?



The artist who graced me with this surprise beauty is Frieda Oxenham! You can visit her blog here and see her totally amazing quilts and beautiful photography.
Freida, thank you so very much! Your gift has really warmed my heart!

Here is another pennant from my new Spring Joy Banner.


I have uploaded a free video tutorial of this banner on YouTube
and you can see it here.

Hugs to you all!
Terri

34 comments:

Marjanne said...

Terri you are amazing, how can you let an envelope wait... I would have been too excited!! You sheowed us borgeous things today, the little envelope and bracelet for your sister, the card and ATC from your friend and last but not least the bannertutorail, inviting us at you place... thanks so much for sharing!

Lynn Stevens said...

The braclet and earring you made for your sister are divine! If she dosen't like them I know someone who does. teeheehee.
and what a wonderful gift you received in the mail and perfect over a cup of tea!

debi said...

This post is just filled with pretties!

I love the beautiful bracelet and earrings. And the envelope you created is such a special touch. How could your sister not love such a beautiful gift?

♥ Miss Tea said...

how beautiful! i love the aged envelope and the ATCs from your friend are gorgeous! i also love the bracelet and little envelope for your sister, how lucky she is! thanks so much for the banner tutorial, I've watched it and love it!!!

Sandi said...

Delightful post! I can't imagine your sister not being thrilled with her gift! And your sweet packet - I will pop over to see your friend also. Haven't been to see you for a bit - and it is always such a lovely experience, I do adore your posts. Thanks for your generousity with the tutorials!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous gorgeous Terri!! I love when you share all your treasures and stunning creations..woah....fabulous! How special...such charm and beauty sparkled into all you do! I love the aged envelopes too..magnificent!! Thanks for another inspiring post full of goodies!! HUgs
Shine on!
Kiki

scrappygal said...

Oh I just love the envelope and the jewelry you made for her! She will absolutely love it!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

that envelope is just gorgeous...surely to become a treasured keepsake. And you are so kind to make a tute video. Going to check it out now. Have a wonderful day and weekend.

The Tablescaper said...

You are so talented. I usually only stop by on Tuesdays for tea, but I'm so glad that I got to see your other work as well. That envelope is amazing. What a sweet sister.

I'm off to check out your friend's blog. Clearly she is talented too!

- The Tablescaper

Marianne C. said...

Terri, your sister will be joyously giddy with her gift! It's all so radiant. The bracelet and earrings are perfect for Spring,and the envelope to keep them in is beautiful and romantic. She's a lucky sister!!

Speaking of romantic, the envelope and card you received in the mail is also exquisitely romantic. What a nice surprise to receive. Email just can't really equal it, can it.

Happy, happy day,
Marianne

Creative Wings Boutique said...

oh terri
I just love all ur beautiful creations. just soo inspiring
hugs
tabitha

Leaping Frog Design's said...

Thank you for sharing today Terri...You inspired me to make a little gift for my own sister today. What a delightful surprise in your mail also!

Jann said...

You never cease to amaze me, Terri! The bracelet and earrings and fabric envelope are all just stunning! And isn't it fun to receive a beautiful, handmade gift in the mail? I love the banner, also--I can't wait to try your tutorial with some of the images I have on hand--thank you for sharing all of this!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, Oh your bracelet, earring and your beautiful envelope is just lovely, I am sure your sister will be so excited. Your work is always beautiful and I love your banners, they are just so sweet. Frieda's work is so beautiful, what a lucky lady you are to receive her beautiful work. Have a wonderful day Terri and thanks for sharing. Hugs, Terri

Msartist said...

Hi Terri, I was swooning over this post. Romantic, beautiful and full of pretty delights~
I can't wait to watch your video.
My daughter wanted a rustic banner but I did squeeze in some music paper, can't wait to share it. I love yours it so pretty! PS. your sister will love the gift~
Have a lovely weekend, Theresa

Jan said...

Your sister is going to adore what you made her....and that lacey envelope is just so special. Wonderful gift from her wonderful sister!

And your ATC's are so pretty....she is a talented woman for sure. I visit her blog now and then and amazed at what she can do!

Glad the weather is getting more spring-like for you.

Have a sweet day my friend.

Jan

friedaquilter said...

I'm so pleased you liked your surprise, Terri. And you've photographed it all beautifully!
And your sister is in for such a treat!!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I am too late this week sorry!, I love your tea cup , I have the same one! I bought it in Gergmany as I felt in love with it
You make lovely ,beautiful and pretty things!
Hugs

Dorthe said...

Terry,
your gift for your sister is wonderfull-the most fantasticjewlery, and the envelope is gorgeus- I think she has been over her head happy to recieve this beauties.
And your own gifts from your wonderfully giftet friend, is so gorgeus, to.
I have been visiting your tutorial,-thanks so much, it is a great show- and wonderfully explained.

xo, Dorthe

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh my goodness the gift you made for your sister is stunning!!! Really, it should be on the cover of Stampington's jewelry magazine!! The little pouch is just beautiful! Hope you're having a great day.
Cheers,
Holly

Maminka Girl - Loribeth said...

Lucky sister! What a beautiful gift. Can't wait to check out your new tutorial. You should have your own show on HGTV!

Loribeth

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Wow, how beautiful is all of this. I'm drooling with happi ness :) :) The fabric envelope is to die for...just gorgeous. I'd love one of those :) :) I'm glad you were able to giev and receive such beauty this week :) :) Have a great day. Love and hugs from ORegon, Heather :)

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I have not made fabric envelope sleeves in such a long time...my mother and I would make them out of lace and pink taffeta back in the eighties, when I was a teenager!
Oh the fun memories....

I just might have to make them again...thanks to you and your always artful inspirations!

Ciao Bella!

Creative Carmelina

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Terri...
I was just on your YouTube channel...enjoying each one of your videos, which really are a pleasure to watch.
You are such a patient and thorough teacher!

I love your completed school house..complete with it's fairies and wooden furniture! My daughter and I want to try something like this someday!

Thanks for sharing .. You truly are an inspirational artist!

Ciao Bella!

Creative Carmelina

I love your paper shoes!

Micupoftea~ said...

Don't you love mail...especially hand written letters/cards? And sitting down to savor opening one, with a cup of tea at your elbow, sounds even better! Nice blog, thx for the tutorial :)

Elia said...

Your blog is so beautiful..
beautiful creations!

hugs

eljardindemiduende

Becky said...

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous collection of projects. Stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog also, and thanks for the nice comment on my LO!

Rella said...

Hello dear friend.......what a simply stunning piece you made for your sister..and the beautiful case to hold it. She will no doubt swoon.
the pieces from Frieda are so delicious...and the envelope so pretty. I totally understand your waiting for a special moment to open and savor..It makes it even more special.
the second part of your banner is delightful and I look forward to watching the video..I so love your videos. I feel like I am right there sharing it with you. thank you for the time you take to make these little tutorials for us to enjoy. It's a precious and generous gift to us as I know how long it takes to create them. Bless you.

wishing you an extra measure of joy today.

xox Rella

scrappygal said...

Sorry to post this here on your blog, but I didn't know how else to contact you. I was wondering how you get an invitation to the Marie Anoinette Mail Art Group. I am very interested.

Fixing My Thoughts said...

You sure are talented and have such a good eye for putting things together in a beautiful way! Everything is wonderful, including the lovely card from your friend (whose blog I will go check out now). Bess

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Terri, what a gorgeous envelope and bracelet you crafted for your sister. Lucky girl! And what pretty treats you received in the mail...you have such willpower not to have opened the package right away! Thanks for the great tutorials. Theresa

Diane said...

Terri, everything is beautiful! The jewelry, the fabric package you made for them, and the gift you received.


Hugs, Diane

Mara said...

Hi Terri!
Congratulations for the beautiful work, you're a great artist.
Thanks for sharing your work.
Kisses from Brazil!!

Nancy said...

The jewelry envelope is gorgeous and the card and ATC are great. You share so much beauty with us. Thank you.

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