Hello I am still here, I haven’t escaped somewhere exotic with my £1000 reward, although that’s exactly what I am planning to do with the money, take my honey on holiday(at some point and he might have to subsidise it LOL). I had a busy week and then I got poorly not too bad( I think I managed to fight it) but enough to feel lifeless. I also think to be honest it was all the exhaustion and lack of sleep that just caught up with me. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your lovely supporting comments on my blog and the wonderful emails you all sent me. I am extremely lucky and I am not taking it for granted.
I think I will carry on with the Convention updates( we crammed so much in those few days). It was wonderful to have 5 of my first level Passionettes and 6 of my lower levels travel to Germany. We all flew into Frankfurt on Thursday and that night with Zoe’s help we organized a pj party in our room. We had a few guests as well Natalie and her lovely downline Kim and a lovely German demonstrator called Lisa who had the cutest bump and inside was little Pippa( Philipa), Pippa loved the awards night apparently LOL). It was a really lovely night helped by a few bottles of bubbly that I bought in the airport and forgot on the plane LOL, the stewardess had to chase me onto the shuttle bus (I was too giddy and too excited, so giddy that 30 minutes later I left my handbag with everything in on a bench in the airport, I know, I know I am a disaster, I did found the bag and everything was well again).
I wanted my Passionettes to travel in style for their first convention and here are the gifts I have made for them. A sweet suitcase filled with goodies needed for a weekend away. I used papers from the Kaleidoscope and Pink Flamingo collection. The pattern was designed by Natalie for Stamp With Us classes and it came in handy..very. Have a peep at what was inside
Some Molton Brown goodies ( love Molton Brown), mini toothpaste, a face cloth a bath twizller and some yummy choccies. I am kicking myself as I haven’t got a picture of the gifts I made for my other girlies you see I was still assembling them on our way to the airport
My gift for Zoe my lovely roomie
Inside this box was Burt’s Bees Tips ‘n’ Toes Hands and Feet kit. Everything a girl needs to keep herself moisturized without carrying a load of bottles, I take one with me everywhere I go. Note the yummy ribbon? I used my markers to add some Pink Passsion to the black and white wide ribbon, you need to use the brush tip and drag it across the white strip, make sure to only add ink to the centre and not to close to the edges ( this will prevent bleeding), while drying the ink will spread across leaving you with perfectly inked ribbon that looks gorgeous.
Next my swaps, I made 180 of them to swap with my fellow demonstrators
6″ clear rulers backed with some of our yummy designer paper. They took me very little time to make until it got to the eyelet setting( that took a while and nearly killed my hands), I have to say a huge thanks to lovely Paula my friend and downline who helped me finished them, what a sweetie she was, the cute bucket is also hers, she couldn’t make it to the Convention but her orange bucket did.
My 3 d swaps
I designed those for our last round of SWUS and they were so well received. They are made from SU’s widest twill tape, stamped, stitched and filled with a mixture of spices. I used cinnamon bark, whole cloves, cardamon pods and star anise and I use mine as a car freshener so much nicer than anything I could ever buy. A lot of people asked if you could fill them with lavender seeds, you could however because the twill is quite thick the smell might not be as strong. You could use those silica gel grains along with your favourite pure essential oil.
I think I better wrap this up now I will share more next time, but before I go I want to show you my special gifts I received. Last year if you remember the top achievers got Tiffany gifts well this year we got Burberry. Honestly this is one amazing company to work for. take a look at those lovely things I brought home from Frankfurt
A lovely scarf (so very soft and delicate), a gorgeous bowling bag this the coated canvas type so very nice indeed and I also got a lovely necklace in pewter, that colour is very in in jewellery apparently. Hmm just how posh will I look this Christmas all dolled up in my lovely Burberry?
Speak soon, big hugs Monica xxx