Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Some time before christmas my dear sweet friend MARIE from Lost Bird Studio, and I 
desided to wait till after christmas with our gifts for each other, and
therefore they became a spring-swap.

You can visit Marie, to see what I created for her !!!

This beautiful giftbag was what I found when opening
the packet from Marie- Isen`t it gorgeous,with the lovely
charms ! The D ,for Dorthe and the key, that she so lovely altered.

And inside...Oh sorry I jumped to open the gifts,so no photoes of the 
adorable wrappings.- but look at this sweetest charm, with my Mathilde
on one side - Marie asked for a photo and this one fitted perfectly inside.

The other side shows Marie`s wonderful mini collage,
. I so love it  and the heart you added . And it is around my neck  :-)

And oh my heart skipped when I found this gorgeous wristcuf ,- I have alwayes wanted
a charm wristcuf and this is the most beautiful one, I could ever wish for.
See the soldered charm, that Marie dearly made for me, and all the 
sweet french items attached,-I am so in love with this ,dear friend.

As if this wasen`t enough Marie also spoiled me with  a lovely tag, and the paper
spool with wonderful seambinding, and the brooch.

Some lovely napkins,old numbers,another brooch ,and ....

these wonderful embossing  folders -see how sweet there is a little charm on everything-

I am so thankful for all your gorgeous gifts to me, my dear Marie-
and I feel blessed with your friendship, thankyou from my heart for everything!

Today the weather have been so beautiful, and I had to take a walk to the beach,
where I found a lot of swans, on the quiet sea, they were unfortunately not
real near me, but I think you can see, and feel the lovely flat sea, and
them enjoying swimming in the sun.

Thankyou to all new followers, you are very appreciated and welcome-
And thank`s to all that visits my blog,-you are such sweet friends.

Love and hugs,


morkaren said...

Dejlige gaver du har fået af Marie, jeg forstår godt du går med Mathilde om halsen. knus morkaren.

Jillayne said...

Your gifts from Marie are just delightful Dorthe. I especially love teh charm she made with the picture of Matilde - she is such a beautiful girl and I am sure you will treasure this lovely charm always.
I also enjoyed seeing your picture of the swans swimming on the sea....what a beautiful image of peaceful loveliness that is!

Tanya said...

I imagine you look STUNNING in your special jewels...they are both SO grand...yes, you definitely live right, Dorthe! Everyone seems to love you! Happy Wednesday - XOXOXO Tanya

Createology said...

Your gifts are very beautiful and so generously thoughtful. Marie is a good friend you have. Lovely sea photo. Spring is coming so I hear. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Bente said...

Å, så nydelige ting du har fått, Dorthe. Kjedet og armbåndet var fantastisk fint.

Ønsker deg en fin torsdag.


Astrid Maclean said...

Marie must be such a special friend to you dear Dorthe, - each and eveyone of these gifts is so beautiful! No wonder you treasure them so much, they are truly special!!

Pam said...

Dorthe, What lovely tresors you have received from the very talented Marie! J'adore the bracelet and the Matilde charm is adorable, xo Pam

Dortesjs said...

århhhh super søde gaver

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing all your beautiful gifts Dorthe, they are magical. Annette x

May said...

Wonderful happy post... Gorgeous contents from a very kind friend... Beautiful... Enjoy... Love the photo of the sea so Relaxing!!! Hugs May x x x

Suztats said...

Such wonderful gifts from Marie! I love the charm with Mathilde's photo, and your charm bracelet is lovely. Such a peaceful scene with the swans on the water.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Your special gifts from Marie are all so beautiful and you will be able to treasure each one.
Love the sweet photo of Mathile and hope she had a happy birthday and how great that you could spend some time together.
Love the swans and the pretty sea and must have been a lovely walk.
Hope you are enjoying the week

marie said...

You and Marie know each other so well...what sweet treasures you exchanged with each other! I love the charm with your Mathilde in it. That's an adorable photo of her!

The photo of the swans swimming in the sea is so beautiful...what a special treat to take a walk and discover that!

sharon said...

Your gifts from the sweet Marie are so very beautiful, I know you will treasure them! Your sea looks wonderful in the sun...and the swans, so peaceful, a beautiful image! Hugs to you sweet!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Good morning dear Dorthe,
you are so welcome and I'm happy you liked everything.The best gift is our friendship:)Have a wonderful day.
Sending big hugs,

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such lovely goodies...what a fun swap! Thanks so much for stopping by, Dorthe!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Our sweet Marie has sent you such gorgeous gifts, dearest Dorthe. It's such a cute picture of Mathilde and looks great in the frame. The charm bracelet is very beautiful and I love the French theme. Both, the gift bag and the tag are lovely too and the other goodies are wonderful. Enjoy, sweetie! I loved the gifts you've sent to Marie and Suzy very much as well. Your dolls are always delightful and your other gifts were gorgeous too.
Have a happy day :-)! Hopefully the sun will come out again.
Mange kys og knus,

Jayne said...

What beautiful gifts you received from your friend Marie. There is something so lovely about receiving a parcel too. Everything has been created with you in mind, your lovely grandaughter, your favourite charms just beautiful. Popping over to see the gifts you made for Marie. jayne x

Sarina said...

What lovely gifts Marie sent you,Dorthe.
You are a lucky girl.



Angela Richardson said...

Hi Dorthe,
Such beautiful and thoughtful gifts from a special friend.
I love to walk on the beach at this time of year too.
Hugs, Angela.x

Terri said...

Hello Dorthe,
Marie has sent you such fine lovelies! The fabric bag is very romantic, as well as the beautiful bracelet. She packaged it all up so nicely too! What a sweet spring treat!
I love the pic of the ocean and the swans! That must have been a beautiful thing to see!

Rhonda said...

I always sigh when I visit you, Dorthe. Your pictures are so clear and dreamy. Marie's art is so beautiful. xo Rhonda

JansArtyJunk said...

oh Wow...what lovely gifts from your to visit Maries blog see what beauties you sent to her....;) x

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Dorthe...I've just visited Maries blog...and what can I say...the gifts you sent are gorgeous treasures. The doll is a amazing.... sooooo many wonderful details. Love the heart and card too...what a fabulous both are very creative and talented! :) x

Karina Beck said...

Det må være fantastisk at åbne post hjemme hos dig!
Flotte ting, du har modtaget.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Your swap presents are just wonderful. Marie creates such beautiful things. I especially love the little charm with your beautiful granddaughter's photo.
Lovely to see the swans in the photo you shared. We are waiting for our own to come back - but the lake is still frozen. Soon though - spring is here!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

What wonderful and beautiful gifts indeed!

~*~Patty S said...

Oh those lovely swans on the beautiful blue sea Dorthe ... what a delight it must be to walk there and breath the sea air!

Marie certainly did share some wonderful treasures with you...I adore it all, but the charm with your precious grand daughter takes the cake!


Anonymous said...

What wonderful gifts. Love seeing those swans swimming. xox

butterfly said...

Such a wonderful parcel of beautiful creations! Lovely to see the generosity of crafters sharing their pleasures...
Alison x

Unknown said...

What a fantastic swap!!! I love seeing these, so many great ideas and creative souls!!! :)


suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dorthe! Didn't our dear friend, Marie, send you the most thoughtful and special gifts with dear little Mathilde in mind in that very sweet pendant with attached heart charm.
The French style charm braclet is so beautiful too and all the other little extras in such a beautiful bag.
She is such a sweet hearted and talented woman and I too feel so honoured to receive such beautiful gifts from her also.
I am sure she is enjoying each and every heartfelt gift from you too sweetie!
Oh I hope those swans stay a while so you can enjoy the beauty of viewing them on the ocean and sky of blue!
Love you dear friend and sending thoughtful hugs,

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, what a fun Spring swap! You received such wonderful gifts from Marie! Love especially the charm with the picture of Matilde.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

Isn`t it wonderful to have such a dear friend like Marie? Your idea to wait until after Christmas with the gifts, I find great. Fantastically beautiful gifts have made both of you. I admire the artwork of both of you! Have a nice weekend my friend.

Paula said...

Hello sweetheart Dorthe! What amazing, gorgeous gifts your dear friend has blessed you with! I am so happy for you sweetie! I know her swap gifts were equally wonderful from you! You are both so talented! I love all the pretties she made you! How thoughtful of her to add your darling Mathilde's photo to that charm. She is such a pretty and sweet girl! Everything is just stunning dear heart! I know you treasure each gift. I am glad you enjoyed beautiful weather and a nice walk. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photos! I love the swans! Love you dear friend! Hugs and kisses, Paula xo

AppleApricot Wen said...

wow, she really spoiled you :) I'm sure you had the biggest smile when you opened the package. Also thank you for sharing the photo of the beach, it's so nice to see where my blogfriends live. Where I live we actually have so many swans here that it's becoming a plague. They love the countryside here with all the farm grounds and lots of ditches.
Hugs and wonderful day, Wendy

leeannelowe said...

love love love your skethcbooks.....just found you through Janye Hewitson Textile designs blog and i am officially a fan...hope you have a facebook page too....going to go and have a look now! x