Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's been a busy week...

....here at Art from the Heart's International Headquarters...!! and it's only Tuesday....

Okay then, it's been a busy 2 weeks....and we are all meeting ourselves coming back.

Yesterday saw the arrival of this....


which contained hundreds of these


and loads of these...


and loads and loads of these....


ooops sorry that was a different box, lol.

Mail order as you can imagine has been a whirlwind of activity with Our Ben and pretty parcel wrapper Ali practically disappearing under a mountain of parcels. Plus we have even more deliveries due any day. If you are waiting for something for us, we are working as fast as we can ( well obviously not me....how ridiculous..!!!) and orders are going out in the order that they were placed.

After a fabulous round of 6 days of teaching, it was time to say goodbye to the gorgeous and multi talented Dina Wakley, and life is slowly beginning to return to normal.


Although I was teaching all day Saturday, it was, in fact, my birthday... I had a lovely day. Bezzie Su made some gingerbread men which were absolutely gorgeous.


And the girlies dropped in to see me bearing gifts.


Princessa balloons, of course...


My lovely new Saturday girl, Bekah, made and decorated a cake which was just divine..


Think I must have been a bit emotional here, lol.


The girls brought boxes and boxes of cream cakes for everyone...I always snaffle the strawberry meringue.


Caught in the act.!!


I got more flowers than you could shake a stick at. Three bunches of lily's, red tulips, daffodils and a gorgeous bouquet.


We decided to have a little family portrait...can you spot the likeness.??


My boys, Our Ben and Our Tom and the lovely Katie, treated me to a teapot set from the one and only Cath Kidston.
 My bezzie girlies Su, Ali and Dina clubbed together and only frikkin treated me to an Orla Kiely purse......
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkk...an Orla Kiely purse.....and breathe....

and Mr Babe of Deliciousness is sorting me out with this courtesy of the lovely Candy from the USA.


Despite hints, nobody got me the much awaited paper mache deer, but I am holding out for Mothers Day next Sunday, just in case...!!


All excitement in the camp this morning when this parcel arrived. Oh okay then, only I got all excited...
Our Ben just said.." I presume that is for you.?"


Here's some of the contents. Oooooh rolls of fabric goodness...


All waiting to be made up into more of these little beauties..!!! You know...in my spare time..lol... And yes Kaz and Sandra, I haven't forgotten, you just haven't reminded me enough yet..,lol


Now I really must dash, I have projects to finish...and start.!!!...for the weekend's preview day. Our taster workshops are really filling up but I think we still have a few spaces left on the afternoon ones if you are quick.!!

I do hope you are coming to see us for our usual fun and frolics. Think I might do a prize for the best dressed person.. Tea dresses and bandanas are all the rage you know...

Enjoy xx

14 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Dyan - Happy Birthday for Saturday - my you do sound to have had a good time - sorry I missed it. Looking forward to seeing you this coming Saturday - all being well, will probably have to bring husband along but never mind he might pay, cos I am sure to find one or two goodies I cannot live without. Cheers Anne

Redanne said...

Wow Dyan, who is a lucky girl then! Happy Birthday for this week. That fabric with the flag on is to die for (or should I say Dy for!!). I am making a marathon trip this weekend to Harrogate so am going to drop in to replenish my stocks of Dylusions.

Helen said...

Belated happy birthday!! You make me exhausted just reading about your busy time, hope you get a bit of 'you' time soon...

Debbie said...

Hi Dyan.
Please please keep some of those gorgeous goodies for me to buy on Friday this week when me (Debbie) and Angie call in and see you and Ben.
Hopefully we will be with you after lunch, you will know who we are, we will be the ones with the excited looking faces. Have a fab day and see you all Friday. Debbiexx

Yasmin said...

Looks like you had a busy week Dyan! :) Hope you had a great birthday celebration. Can't wait to get my hands on some of your products!

Hugs! Yasmin

darrushan said...

How I wish I could attend your taster classes but I live a million miles away (well hundreds) in the far south east corner, but have just placed my first order for some goodies so am using your blog to get me started. Thanks for the inspiration!

darrushan said...

Would love to do your taster classes but live a million miles away (well hundreds) in the far s.e. corner but have just placed my first order after seeing your blog and videos. Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna Bowman said...

Looks like you had a great birthday. Can't wait to see your new outfits!

Sara Jansen said...

Lovely B-day celebrations...well, save for not getting the deer.

F.T said...

What a fun day I enjoyed your posts.

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Laura said...

sounds like a FAB birthday darling, happy belated birthday xxxx how scrummy is that fabric !!!! hmmmmm cant wait to see your stunning creations :) xxxxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Happy birthday!!!! It looks like you had a splendid day on Saturday.

susiesu said...

Happy belated Birthday Dyan for Saturday - looks like you were spoilt rotten like you deserve to be. Have fingers crossed for you that the deer arrives on Sunday!!! love all the materials and like everyone cannot wait to see your new frocks. Also love the dress you are wearing with the matching yellow shoes. Have a fabby dabby weekend lol Susiesu xxx

Kaz said...

Hope sonny the deer makes an appearance on your next blog post lol! Had a faberoonie day at the taster day thanks HRH love you lots xx

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