Johnny Lee arrives in England
Let me tell you about Johnny Lee. Over on Paper Whimsy there is a swap in progress to make a Paper Doll for A.N.OTHER in the swap. Unfortunately I missed the sign up because it was for a limited number; I resigned myself to the fact that I would not be participating in the swap...c'est la vie and all that.
Then I got numerous e mails from Linda East suggesting that we could do a swap amongst ourselves (she had successfully signed up for the PW Paper Doll.) so of course I agreed.
I posted my doll, called "Betty" with her doll "Boop" to Linda.
Then Linda let me know that she had posted Johnny and since that day I have waited with bated breathe for Johnny Lee to arrive.
Today he did. He came all carefully packaged in a box surrounded by lots of "goodies" for use in collages (he reminded me of a Pharoah -sent of on a journey with bits and pieces from home).
As I opened the tissue paper and bubble wrap he was so lovingly esconced in, my jaw drop. He is gorgeous. Linda has really done me proud with Johnny - even Jazz my teenage son thought he was "wicked"! (praise indeed).
Johnny as you can see from the photo has a fishing rod, with glass beads for fish. A kite with colorful ribbon, some birds flying in the sky, the most delightful picket fence - truly awesome!!!
Then his shadow box is embellished with seashells, glass beads,gold ribbon, charms all on a beautifully hand painted crackle effect box.
Linda I cannot THANK YOU enough for Johnny, I shall cherish him and care for him forever. He came with a little letter of introduction - well no, not letter poem which is delightful too.
Johnny will make a trip to Spain with me, just so that I can show him off and so that he can be a well travelled little chap...
Whoever gets the other Paper Doll on PW will be truly lucky, believe me I know!
THANK YOU!! Linda, once again I will never tire of saying that.......