Thursday, 15 March 2012

Rocking My World Friday... AKA Gratuitous Show & Tell!


Firstly, thank you to the lovely people who have been emailing to see if I'm still alive. I am. Still a bit poorly and looking at the PC screen makes me want to hurl so am typing very quickly and looking solely at my keyboard right now... excuse any typo's please :) I have been to the doctors and there is absolutely nothing to worry about. I just may be a bit absent for a little while till I can read my screen again. I miss you all!

I have been reading, reading, reading while I've been absent so expect a flurry of reviews when I can manage it. (Oh, don't I make myself sound so frail? I'm such a terrible person to be around when I'm ill! Just want to hibernate.)

I have been wanting to do a thank you post for ages for all the lovely birthday presents I got at the end of February - if that kind of thing makes you glaze over you might want to leave right now. Seeing as my weeks offline have been spent with me huddled under a blanket on the sofa with my books, emerging to demand water, biscuits and sustenance and then disappearing again - I thought I could post my thank you's as a Rocking Post instead.

Here we go...

Firstly, my own Devvie monster altered this matchbox for me... the grasping hands might give a clue to who is residing inside...


... a very cute zombie finger puppet, that she's hand sewn herself :D Love the brains popping out of his head!

Next, and I think we might be having an invasion, this cute little zombie arrived from Carol. He's like the Japanese Kokeshi dolls (I hope I said that right Carol!) and Carol has just started dabbling in painting them. He's sitting on top of my desk now, keeping the UFO Devvie made when she was younger company :)
Then, these gorgeous pressies arrived from Gaily. I was so surprised as she really hasn't been well lately so it was a lovely feeling that she hasd been thinking of me. I just love this skull bracelet and had been admiring them on her Facebook page. I don't wear much jewellery but do like my bracelets. The skull heart now hangs in our living room and look - Hello Kitty has been Alice-ified! She knows me so well :D

Lastly of my beautiful hand made presents was this book from Virginia. I had signed up to do a Rock CJ which she is part of but had to pull out as am falling so behind in my arty crafty commitments. I had wanted to do my CJ based on a Rock Fairy Tale. So Virginia, being the amazing person she is, took the idea and ran with it. She based this book on a Brothers Grimm story because she knows I love them :) Look here to see how she made the book. It's really a sight to behold, my pictures don't do it justice, I'm so jealous of her painting and blending skills. She makes me want to buy a Bind-it-all again (and actually use it this time!)

Then there was my book haul! Ooh lovely books!

My sister went to the recent London Comic-con. Somehow in amidst her squealing excitement that she was going to meet Stan Lee and some of her favourite artists, she had the idea to order me this in the hope of getting it signed.

Unfortunately the artist didn't make it... and my Dad had beaten her to getting me the book by a year - he got it for my last birthday! Oops! I wasn't going to tell her but she spotted it on my shelves - so I'm instructed to re-sell it and put the money towards something else. I'm sure I can manage that.

She did however spot Simon Bisley plugging his new zombie graphic novel at the convention so I got that with a lovely birthday message on the cover. Yay!

My fabulous friend Lesley raided my wishlist and got me these. Both books I've wanted to read for absolutely ages.
Along with my pocket zombie, Devvie also surprised me with this book - another I have been really, really wanting to read... she was very naughty!

And finally my Dad got me this (as well as a Kindle cover and some journalling pens) - soooo happy with this one :D

Jo was also very naughty and gave me an Amazon voucher (my favourite currency - can only be spent on goodies!) which I'll be putting with the money Craig's Mum gave me and the money from when I sell my sisters book to bump up my art supplies... or maybe get the desktop easel I've had my eye on for a while :)

That just leaves me to say a huge thank you to everyone. I feel so lucky to have family and friends that just totally get me so well. That spoil me rotten and that stick around even when I disappear for a while.

Love you all a million squillion - and I hope to be back properly and caught up with you all soon.

Thanks for stopping by :)

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, lovely, lovely birthday pressies!
    WTG Devvie!! Handmade loveliness... and the Book from Virginia is awesome.
    Lovely to see you blogging again..and hope you're soon back with us "full time".
    Hugs xx

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  2. Hey, Carmen! It's so good to see you again. I hope you continue to feel brighter and - have a great Mothers Day

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  3. Hello Sweetie, so lovely to see you here again - keep focusing on the keyboard - look away from the screen, hope things improve soon for you but hope you are managing to catch up on reading and all things good!

    I love the zombies you got for your birthday utterly beautiful and so 'you' (if you don't mind me saying so). Loving the book haul from your birthday in particular the Edgar Allan Poe one from your Dad!

    Amazing stuff, can't wait to mention to my brother that your sister was at Comic-Con meeting Stan Lee - it's one of his all time favourites!!!

    Hope to see you back in blogland really soon, hugs to you all - and tell Craig he's to look after you whilst you're not hundred percent!

    Happy Mother's Day Sweetie

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  4. Hi Carmen, Also glad to see you back again, you've been missed. I will be back soonish too, I've not been ill just gave myself a blog holiday. Lots of arty goodness there and loving the backgrounds in Virginia's book. Belated happy birthday, Happy Mother's Day & Get well soon! x

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  5. I think I just heard your bookshelf groan and creak from all those new additions!! Great stuff!

    Hope you'll be feeling better soon! We've sure been missing you :)

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  6. She's Alive!!!!
    Hi Carmen, sorry you have been so poorly, hope you will feel better soon.
    Love your little zombies especially the one from Devvie and your book haul is impressive. The book from Virginia is great, I saw it on her blog a couple of weeks ago and thought it was brilliant.
    Hope you have a better week and return to blogland soon, we all miss you! x

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  7. Somehow I missed this in my blog list.... so my email to you is now redundant!! Hope you get fully better and back blogging again soon - nothing worse than not being able to read a computer screen... Enjoy your pressies and have some fun!

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  8. pressies! lovely pressies!

    lucky girl

    well, apart from the feeling rotten poorly bit :(

    here's hoping you are fighting fit once again very soon

    look after yourself, and have a great week!

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  9. I miss you!!!!! :-) you got some amazing presents!! I loved the bracelet and book! Come back soon ;-)

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  10. just seen this woah you got some nice pressies. hugs.

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