Wednesday, 5 May 2010
And the Celebration Giveaway Winners are............................
Drumroll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to not 2, but 3 blogging friends on our 200th celebration giveaway!
Firstly I put in all our 204, it is now, followers names into a random name picker website . I could not face writing out the names onto pieces of paper as Lola wanted me too for picking from a hat!!!
So the Lucky winner is Christel Jensen of http://christeljensen.blogspot.com/
Christel please send me your postal address for me to send on your miniature projects book and Dolls House World magazine and I do hope you have fun reading them and find lots of useful information for your many wonderful projects. Christel makes the most beautiful of Miniatures and I hope the articles in both magazines give her some new ideas to try out that we can all see!
And the winner or should I say winners of the Name Choosing prize and the great Alice books are
Jody from http://peachblossomhill.blogspot.com/ for the fantastic and so suited name of Gertrude or Gertie for short!! We all just loved it and think it suits her down to a tea!!!!
Reading through the posts with the great suggestions I also loved the suggestion by Jamie of http://creepycreations.blogspot.com/ for the last name of Hagood as she is a good witch after all. So as I also think she has a touch of the wee Scot in her I'm going to call her Gertie Mc Hagood!!
Hope you all like it, she has a very big smile on her face so I know she does!!
So please both of you send me your postal addresses and I will put your prizes in the post to you. Hoping the volcano ash doesn't delay them too much to getting to you all!
Jody, I know you and Joanna will love the book, it has some lovely pictures in it! Jamie, I know Kaylie will love the book, I went out today and bought another for you as just couldn't have the one name without the other, it suited her so well!
Thank you all for taking part, I'm sure there will be another if I'm lucky enough to soon add more Dolls to my collection!
Now as to why Gertie McHagood has a link to Alice in Wonderland in the first place!!
When I bought Gertie, Julie sent me an email to say that in my parcel was a little stowaway! Totally bemused I opened the tiny package of tissue paper and was completely taken aback to find Julie had given me the most beautiful and thoughtful gift!
Here she is, my very own miniature Alice! She is in between 1 12th and 1 24th scale so she really is a full size Alice that has drunk some of the shrinking potion!
Julie put in a delightful note from Alice herself telling me that she had sat at home on return from Minitura feeling sad and lonely and when she saw my blog posting on having a tea party, she demanded that Julie send her off to me in time for it!!
Well, Not only is she in time, Alice will be helping me plan and create the tea party table setting so watch this space for all that to come!
In the mean time today I made a stack of books and placed on it a stool( this will be for the Dormouse eventually!) for Alice to sit on for you all to see! Isn't she precious. I was quite emotional at such a kind and generous gift so thank you so so much Julie! Alice has very good home and cant wait for more of the tea party to come to life! I'm sure she'll send you all an invite when the time is right!!
That was fun!!