If you've been paying attention, you'll remember that I made this
huge camellia the week of the Melbourne Cup and the week the workers made
their apple pies, decorated as strictly enforced.
I took myself to lunch and received an invite to enter 'Best Millinery'.
As you do.
Now, here's the part about Mrs Simone Bennet or Mrs B; she is in the picture below,
with more frock on than those other lovelies, third from the left.
Mrs Bennet runs a beautiful jewellery boutique, selling precious stones
and plated silver and gold pieces.
Mrs Bennet has shocked me with her kindness.
You see, I did win the competition and my prize was a very generous voucher from
her store. What a treat, I thought until I realised I really didn't need anymore (or any less)
I decided to contact Mrs B and ask her to re-gift the voucher
to an acquaintance that I knew who, frankly has had a rubbish year.
Here's some of Mrs B's stock.
Just for your information.
And your imagination.
And your imagination.
I got a prompt reply from Mrs B, who said she would love to
be of assistance and then went on to say she would give
me an additional voucher for being so kind!
I declined the voucher and have since found out that she has added another
50% of the original voucher to the new recipient's gift!
Frankly, I was astonished.
If you are a Mrs B type, then this post is for you.
What kindness and generosity you spread. Well done.
I've been all over the traps this weekend.
City Hall on Friday evening.
To watch the Christmas lights get switched on.
Well, sort of.
I won't lie to you people, I don't have the after photo, because
I ran out of zhu-zhu to stand around waiting, and I swear Lord Mayor Mr Quirk
said the switch would be flicked on at 6.30pm. It didn't happen.
And, the choir singing from 300 metres away, behind throngs of people
was wearing me down.
I hope I am not getting my Christmas Grinch on.
Don't panic. I've continued setting up festive vignettes.
This $15 Target glitter embellished reindeer leaves everything in its path covered in sparkles.
Including your face.
Be careful if you purchase, you've been warned.
I am going to workshop this eco-dress creation, next blog.
I enjoyed getting a comment from L, saying she was interested in it.
The key to its success is the right fabric choice, from the get-go.
Thank you for noticing, L.