Friday, December 20, 2013

Gifts Galore!

One of the lovely side benefits of having blog friends in the miniatures community is the lovely gifts exchanged during the holiday season and on birthdays. My holidays have become so much sweeter since I started Plushpussycat blog, and this year has been no exception. Can you see how happy Strawberry Shortcake is?


It's no wonder! She received this exquisite hand-knitted sweater from Maria of Pretty Things Ireland blog. I love the colors, and the yarn is so delicate and soft. Maria, however, didn't stop with the gorgeous sweater! Even my little baby Sylvanian Families bunny got a pretty crocheted dress. Now she feels like a princess!


Maria also sent all of these treasures:

Oops! Maria also sent yummy chocolates, but they didn't
make it into this photo! ;-)

She sent so many cute things that I can use in upcoming scenes. Everything is so lovingly made and darling. Thank you so much for your beautiful, thoughtful gifts, Maria. You are a treasured friend!

Next up, I received some exquisitely made miniatures, including handmade miniature paper flowers, from Drora of Drora's Minimundo blog:


Pictures cannot do these beauties justice, but believe me, they're even more gorgeous in person. I know that some of these flowers will go on the front stoop of Bluebelle's Cake Shop. :-) I adore the delicate knitting basket and handmade Santa and elf that Drora included too. Drora is such a talented artist and special friend. Thank you so much for all of these thoughtful and beautiful gifts!

Last but not least, I received a special package from Birgit of BiWuBaren on the Blog:


Birgit sent a beautiful handmade card with a picture of Flutterby the bear inside, some delicious marzipan candy, a darling glass piggy that reminds me of my guinea pig Rufus, a gorgeous handmade wreath that is already hanging in Strawberry Shortcake's house, another beautiful wooden ornament, and a special raccoon friend for her "darling" Raccoon! Too cute! Thank you so much for these special and thoughtful gifts, Birgit. I'm so grateful for your friendship.

What amazing friends! Thank you all for brightening my holidays. And thank you to everyone reading this post and to those who leave comments. I appreciate you all so much! Until next time, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer


51 comments:

  1. unos regalos preciosos, hay mucha generosidad en esta comunidad miniaturil, que tengas felices fiestas

    besitos

    Mari

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  2. Merry Christmas Jennifer! What lovely gifts and what lovely and loving friends you have made! :D
    It's PLAYTIME!!!!

    elizabeth

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  3. So lovely and nice gifts <3 Merry Christmas! Hugs Eeva

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  4. Wow, Jennifer!. You received so many lovely gifts. What wonderful friends you have that share their special talent with you. Enjoy!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  5. Привет, Дженнифер!
    Какие великолепные подарки! Наслаждайтесь!
    С счастливым Рождеством!
    Татьяна

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  6. Dear Jennifer, congratiolations on so many beautiful gifts !!!!
    You´r very lucky to have such wonderful friends, enjoy all you lovely presents!!
    Also I like to wish you a very merry and warm Christmas :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  7. Wonderful gifts from dear friends in the world.
    Hug, Faby

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  8. Christmas seems to early in some parts of the world that belong to blogland... ;O) Enjoy all your lovely and thoughtful gifts - they're well-deserved.

    Hugs
    Birgit

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  9. I love your Strawberry Shortcake outfit!!! I have a few dolls for my baby girl but no extra clothes so I was trying to make some! Very hard LOL The Calico Critter dress is beautiful!!! OMG so dainty and cute for that bunny! And you have received so many great things! Miniaturists make amazing things! I am always in awe!

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  10. Your gifts are all beautiful. Special gifts for a special lady. Enjoy your wonderful treasures.
    Hugs Maria

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  11. Well done on your gifts Jennifer!!! I have to say, no wonder why these people gift you things....you are such a nice and thoughtful special person that it's very easy to want to gift you something....You are special for me too....you were the first follower of my blog, you took the time to comment and I too have thought to gift you something to thank you....I'm not sure just yet about what to gift you but I surely will!!! :)

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  12. Beautiful and great gifts! Enjoy them Jennifer - I am sure you do! ;)
    Hugs

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  13. You are such a wonderful and thoughtful gift giver no wonder you received beautiful gifts from friends!

    I wonder if anything else will be coming your way?

    Happy holidays!

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  14. Hi Jennifer! Christmas has come early with so many great gifts! The clothes fit perfectly and really suit the characters, So many other wonderful things, how will you know what to do with them all! (apart from the chocolate, you've already dealt with that one!!) Kind regards, Brian.

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  15. Felicidades por todos estos regalos tan estupendos.

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  16. I agree with all others: special gifts for a special lady, enjoy it all, dear Jennifer!
    I wish your dear ones and you a very Merry Christmas and a good and healthy 2014!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  17. Hello from Spain: I also follow the blog of Mary. She makes beautiful creations. She is a very cute person., I really like your gifts. Nice pictures. Best of blog is to meet nice people. Marry Christmas!. Keep in touch

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  18. Tout est si mignon ! Quelle chance d'avoir de si beaux cadeaux. Tu as du être très sage cette année !

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  19. Merry Christmas! How many beautiful gifts!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  20. I love the crocheted dresses! Happy Holidays to you and your miniatures!

    ~Julia

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  21. You are a lovely person so you receive gorgeous gifts!! I love especially the sweater and ...the marzipan candy :o)
    Merry Christmas to you!!

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  22. Wonderful gifts merry Christmas Jennifer!

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  23. Ah, friends are so precious, and swaps are always a good things too..
    I love your little Starwberry, she's got a cheeky smile (can I say that??)
    And I wonder why when you receive chocolate and sweets they never are on the photo, the same this happens to me everytime ^^
    I wish you very good holidays and a big hug from France!

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  24. disfrútalos, feliz navidad...!

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  25. Congratulations with all the beautiful gifts you received, Jennifer. I have enjoyed your post (and pins) a lot the past year. I wish you a nice Christmans and may 2014 become a fantastic year to you in which more and more people can get to know en enjoy your miniature work, just like I did.
    Hugs, Liduina

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  26. It is so wonderful gifts you have received, enjoy them. Blog friends are real friends.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  27. Gorgeous gifts! That's the magic of blogland.
    Geneviève

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  28. Muy bellos regalos, seguro harás maravillas con ellos. Felicitaciones.
    Feliz Navidad!!!

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  29. Дженнифер! Поздравляю с великолепными подарками! Очень радует, что все наряды подошли по размеру, твоим маленьким героям они понравились.
    Счастливого Рождества!
    Лена.

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  30. Christmas came early! Such lovely gifts! The knitwear, the glass piglet and racoon, Drora's flowers, well all I guess, so pretty, beautifully made and precious. Enjoy them and play with them well!
    Have a Merry Christmas and most wonderful New Year!
    X
    Véronique

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  31. I love Strawberry Shortcake's sweeter and the flowers from Drora! Every thing looks lovely, the wreath is beautiful.
    Hannah

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  32. de nombreux et très beaux cadeaux !
    *Joyeux Noël* Jennifer !
    Amicalement. rosethé

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  33. Wonderful Gifts! Congratulations!
    Very Merry Christmas Jennifer!

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  34. Wow! So much loot! That raccoon has some amazing detail. Have fun decorating your mini scenes for the holidays! :)

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  35. Oh Such Happy and Festive Goodies - Love them All! enJoY!!! ~ LuV, TiGGy

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  36. It seems like Santa was already visited you. Wonderful gifts! Enjoy! :)
    Jennifer, I wish you and to your family a very merry x-mas time!
    HUGS, piikko

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  37. Merry Christmas, Jennifer! Wishing you a lovely day!

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  38. What a wonderful gift! I hope that my come soon! Merry Christmas sweet friend!

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  39. Preciosos regalos!
    Feliz Navidad y Feliz 2014!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

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  40. Congratulations Jennifer, what a wonderful gifts!! Merry Christmas and my best wishes for the new year!! A big hug and enjoy with your dear ones!

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  41. Hey Jennifer. Now, I'm your newest follower. Your blog Is wonderful. Thanks for your comment in my blog.
    sorry, my english Is very very bad!!
    Kiss.
    Montse.

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  42. Oh wow such gorgeous gifts!! I hope to blog more and have more creative time next year! Have a beautiful merry happy New Year. May all your wishes and dreams come true. Love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com

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  43. My dearest Jenny,
    I wish you all the best for the New Year!!! A very, very Happy 2014!!!
    Love, kisses, hugs and regards ÜÜÜÜ

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  44. Those are such great gifts! And so many of them. Mini people are truly the nicest people out there. And you are one of them for sure. Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is huge for your greeting cards.
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  45. Dear Jennifer, I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year, and I hope to enjoy you wonderful Blog in this new year a lot !!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  46. Los regalos y los muñequitos son preciosos.
    Gracias por tus buenos deseos, yo también te deseo un feliz 2014.
    Un abrazo.

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  47. Happy New Year Jennifer! ♥ :) ♥
    HUGS

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  48. Beautiful gift, I love hand-knitted sweater from Maria, is so pretty!

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