Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Creative Catch Up

I love to spend time catching up with friends, especially when they are like-minded! Last night I went out with my book club friends to see Eat Pray Love, starring Julie Roberts and Javier Bardem.

Eat Pray Love

We’d read the book as a group earlier this year, and went to an Italian restaurant to discuss it – as well as enjoy some extremely delicious food. Going to see the movie was the icing on the cake, it was great to see visually some of the locations/characters that were described in the book. We had a mini debrief in the cinema afterwards too.

Today I caught up with my bloggy friends Lisa and Susan, at Susan’s home. Our get togethers often seem to include chatting, book browsing, eating & gift giving – today was no exception.

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From Lisa I received a copy of Stitch magazine (complete with a couple of her projects within), a reindeer cookie cutter, some divine twine and some Lindt chocolate :)

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From Susan I received some gorgeous Babushka tape and some groovy muffin cases. These precious girls bless my cotton socks off, not just with gifts, but with love, encouragement and wisdom too. Thanks heaps xx xx

We also got to do a little crafting too, Lisa brought her Cricut along and Susan allowed me to dip into her paper stash to create these…

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I will have to ask Susan what paper ranges we used, it has totally slipped my mind!

(edited to add – Basic Grey ‘Kioshi’ and ‘Lemonade’ papers)

My friend Vikki had a birthday last month, but she didn’t get her present till last week. You can probably guess what she received – but what colour did she choose???

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Answer: Silver.

With Love



clare's craftroom said...

Sounds like a great time , movies and lots of friendly chat sounds perfect !

Lisa said...

I went to the 8.40pm session of Eat Pray Love last night at Innaloo. I wonder whether we were in the same cinema.

suzitee said...

LOL Janelle...I knew you would forget! Basic Grey Lemonade and Kioshi are the names you're looking for :)
Thank you so much for another lovely day, and your gorgeous gift which I am already sewing with (in my head, anyway)
That silver bag is divine!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

It was a wonderful catchup as always. Thanks for my sweet retro fabrics.

Renee said...

Nice gifts, and cute Russian dolls. The bag looks lush in Silver!

Katherine said...

Aren't friends the BEST? Looks like you've been having fun along with receiving some lovely treats. LOVE the dolls you fashioned using the Cricut. I can't see a babushka doll without immediately thinking of you and smiling!
Mmmm... the rose bag looks lovely in silver.

Tess said...

Great book, & they did well making it into the movie. I agree with you about spending time with like minded friends.
Cool present and lovely bag too.