The little birds...

If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.

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Monday 20 January 2014

A project finished and a sweet thing.

Last night I finished my gift wrapped soaps for the time being. I wanted to make some in blue and it took me a while to gather things. But I love the results!

Helen asked where do I get the pretty buckles? The first ones I used on the pink soaps were from Spotlight. They came in packets of two from the bridal section and were about $1 each. But now I know you can get bulk lots from Ebay or Etsy. Search buckles or "ribbon sliders" and there is a huge choice. They are used a lot of wedding invitations. Now I have seen the choice I am in trouble! 

The larger ones look nice. I would measure my soap and aim for them to be at least 50% of the width of the soap so take measurements when buying online as that can be tricky.

I am so pleased. I did these watching the tennis! Plus it is fun messing with pretty things. And now I have a great supply!

Now I have to tell you about my husband. Regularly he delivers goods to a nursing home and he chats to the residents as he goes in and out. Last week he found out there are two old ladies that never get one visitor. NEVER. And have no families. NO ONE ever comes to see them. So he tells me about this and we are just mortified. So we have made a pact. Every week he will call in on each of them with something, a card, a letter a small gift. I thought we should ask staff if they are diabetics or anything and I could send something foodie as well. So today off he goes carrying these....

Now Andy is a blokey looking bloke and all of that but he is happy to march off with pink flowers. Later he sent me a text to say he delivered them and oh my goodness he got a big reaction. I think he is so nice and sweet. So next week I think a pretty soap each will be the next thing. This is the beauty of having plenty of stuff on hand and it makes it possible.

When he messaged me his words were so happy I know it made his day as well as theirs!


  1. Oh Annabel... sniff.... you have made me cry tears of joy again at your kindheartedness, and what a wonderful gentle man you have in Andy xo

    1. He's a good guy. I love that there are men who under tough exteriors are beautiful and would do anything for anyone. Its very sweet for someone to be tough on the outside yet soft boiled on the inside! xxx

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    1. Thanks Barb. I heard the rest tonight too when Andy got home. Now thinking of pretty cards for next week and other ideas.... Sad though to think there must be so many lonely people like these ladies... xxx


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