Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More Ladybird love!!!

Boy I'm a lucky ducky lately! Remember how last post I showed you the beautiful 'Lola Ladybird' that I won from Lin at Paper Doll?

Well only a week later I had a lovely email from Katie from Kitty Boo Boo that I had also won her Lady Beetle Clippies!!!! I think the universe is trying to tell me something....just not quite sure what yet. Be nice to Ladybirds?

I must admit though, I've always had a special affection for these gorgeous little creatures. As a kid I would build ladybird amusement parks under a tree in our backyard (ok, so maybe they were just piles of vine leaves and sticks, but in my juvenile imagination those leaves and sticks made for a pretty exciting place with slides and tunnels...those ladybirds were whoopin' it up in there I assure you). And when we first moved to Brisbane I built a big veggie garden that was my pride and joy, and I loved seeing ladybirds crawling all over my produce - eating all those nasty aphids!! If I ever found a stray ladybird I would promptly move it to one of my cucumber plants. I figured it would be doing me a favour, and I was introducing it to an all-you-can-eat buffet!

And of course, I can't possibly mention my ladybird love without referring to the love/hate relationship I have with my most extravagant Alannah Hill ladybird shoes (scroll to the bottom of this post to find out why).

So thank-you thank-you thank-you Katie, I love these little clippies, and the extra ones you threw in for Kate are very well loved too (what little girly-girl doesn't love love-hearts!!!).

If you're thinking it might be time to generate a little ladybird luck of your own, you might like to head over to some of these blogs for some more excellent giveaways. Isn't there always some fun and generous happenings going on in blogland - in fact, Katie herself is doing regular giveaways of sewing patterns at the moment, in a bid to destash a bit. So keep checking her blog for her pattern giveaways!!

Also, the March giveaways are now up on the BrisStyle blog, with two lovely members giving away some goods. Miriam from Bubba Chenille is giving away a pink and brown chenille zip bag,

and Christine from Little Diva Crafts is giving away a little girl's utility apron,

as well as a card/coin purse in gorgeous Amy Butler fabric.

And the girls Bel and Em from EmBelISH have just written their 100th post, so are now having a huge giveaway of a number of their gorgeous accessories.

Lastly, Hayley from REread is giving away a flying duck on her blog - and also offers a very entertaining read as well. She quacks me up (boom boom!!).

May the luck of the ladybird be with you all!



REread said...

thanks for the link and the excellent 'dad' joke ...

rinse repeat said...

That little coin purse is so fresh and perfect! Love it!

REread said...

oh ... and i posted a pic of your tea towel purse on my blog with a link to your etsy shop :)

Lin said...

Looks like Lola was destined to fly to you!

flossy-p said...

I love ladybeetles too. Who couldn't?

Cindy said...

Oh my I love those shoes!! You should just be carried around if you cant walk in them!!

Catherine said...

Those lady bird shoes are so lovely. Make sure you wear them out so that we can all see them and the princess wearing them.


Trish Goodfield said...

ooh! shoe clips. Love those.

Jade said...

Yes I agree, great 'Dad' joke :P I only wish those shoes were my size... they are so gorgeous!

Net said...

What great give aways! Thanks for the links.

Love your shoes, BTW!