Friday, 8 April 2011

PIF parcel from the U.K.

When the postman/lady delivers the mail 5 days a week, he/she usually brings nasty little pieces of paper in window envelopes.  They normally go into my cute toast rack mail holder  for hubby to take care of.  Today while I was out pruning the triffids, the postman/lady came by on the motorbike as usual and instead of the quick stop at the mailbox, there was an extended visit which had me running down the driveway to see what was happening.  Extended visits to the mailbox usually means someone is struggling to get something in the small space allocated for mail.  There were two items for me, squeal!!!!  One was a postcard from a postcard swap, I will blog about them when I receive all 12.  The other item was a parcel all the way from the U.K., a PIF gift from lovely Donna from the blog Love Hope Craft.

Inside were these packages wrapped in the prettiest pale mauve tissue paper.  I'm afraid the little Easter chicks also included didn't fair very well.  They look jet lagged, don't you think?  :)

Donna sent me a cute little crochet bunny just in time for Easter.  A crochet and button flower brooch for me to wear in winter to brighten up a cold, miserable day.  A gorgeous fabric bird with the most amazing feet, a pretty flower key ring.  Some lovely little tags, with my favourite being the owl.  And a gorgeous calendar with scenes from the U.K. with recipes as well.  Donna wrote her lovely message to me in the prettiest flower card, so bright and cheery.

The bunny is keeping the grey bird company.

The sweet little bird with the awesome feet is brightening up a window frame in the family room.

Isn't this little owl soooo cute?!!

Look at these gorgeous calendar photos.
  I had fun using some of the items Donna sent me to add a little more zing to my photos.

Thank you Donna for these lovely gifts.

Have a lovely day everyone,

Anne  xx


  1. Hey Anne, what a wonderful way to end the week, a parcel in the mail box, yay.

    One full of sweet, lovely and cute things, bonus. Love the owl tag and those birdy feet are amazing. That little bunny is sweet as and I loooove the calendar with gorgeous photos. Look at those lovely blue and red boats. I'm searching madly for my passport..........

    My mail doesn't arrive till around noon, guess I'll get some of those envelopes with windows, fingers crossed though.

    Have a great weekend,

    Claire :}

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  3. Those squished little Easter chicks are hilarious!
    mmmm.....cornish clotted cream - the photos in the calendar are gorgeous.
    And I love those funny bird feet.
    It's like Christmas getting pressies in the mail, isn't it?

  4. What a lovely gifts, Anne!
    Your friend Donna is very gentle and talented too.
    Love the little bird with the awesome feet!
    It's wonderful to have such lovely surprises.

  5. Ah! I forgot to say that Flora sends kisses and hugs to you!

  6. I had to look again at the squished chicks LOL.
    Their 'fur' looks like my youngest daughters dwarf hamsters fur when i found it after it had escaped this morning..goodness knows where it had been , but when I found it, it reminded me of your chicks..and it's about their size too!

    They do make me laugh, but I'm so pleased you liked everything thing Anne.
    I do hope you try some of the recipes :o)



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