Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Hello to everyone and may I say you are all looking particularly magnificent that a new hair do? Well it's knocked years off you and you look bloody gorgeous!

BBBRRRR!!!!!! By 'eck Our Vera it's a bit brass monkeys round here these parts at the moment, snow n everything, but I've whipped off the bobble hat for a few mins and shoved everyone's names in it, dragged Mr. Mimi out of his shed to pick a name...and the winner of the Great Aimee Ray/MimiLove Giveaway Bonanza is...(drrrrrrum rollll....ddrrrrrrr)



I shall be annoying you for posty details forthwith and hoping that despite the feeble 2cm of snow that has caused postage mayhem, ground the UK to a halt and sent the household kitties belting round the garden at 90mph, you will be celebrating Christmas this year with a book n a Cockney Sparra ...well it makes a change from turkey eh?

Right the rest of you, now no buggering off in a flouncey sulk just yet cos I've still got gubbins to show you, so grab yourself a cup of Rosie and an early mince or an ecclefechan pie and meet Buddy

Now I do love a Boston Terrier so when the lovely Terri dropped me a line to commission a portrait of her mum's dog for the Christmas I was fair tickled pink! Cop a visual and tell me he doesnt just make you giggle with glee!

Terri gave me a few idea's of her mum's favourite things including dogwood blossoms and red cardinal birdies, so Buddy, surrounded by a shimmery silver arc, pops up behind a lovely lush lawn of stitchy grasses with glittery glass beads in greens and blues

A bower of dogwood blossoms in stitchy, springtime shades of baby pinks, creamy, pearly oyster and snowy white and keeping him company wee red and black cardinals singing Buddy and his "mum" a song of love!

Chock full of leafery and all sortsof stitchy undergrowth and currently winging it's way to the snowy side of the States Alaska that's some hardcore snow!

If you're looking for a custom pet portrait or you are stuck for prezzy ideas and looking for summin a bit unique head on over to the shop cos nowt says Happy Christmas better than stuffed budgie...MimiLove...the gift that keeps on giving ;0)

So, a humongous thank you again to Aimee Ray and Lark Publishers for the opportunity and to all of you for taking the time to leave such lovely comments (and in some cases hysterical.... you are all completely insane!) and to those who weren't picked I'm sending big virtual Mimi Love and Hugs: Touch your screens now. Feel the warmth? That's MimiLove that is! x;)

Stay tuned folks coming up in 2011 new collab action from me and the Idiom boys, an Aimee Ray portrait, some possible magazine action and another giveaway!

Now did someone say ecclefecken tart? Well there's no need for that! x;D
Big loves my homies, thanks for droppin' by n if I don't see you before and in the immortal words of Slade A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAAAAAAAARGHHHS to y'all!!


lyndylou said…
Congratulations to your winner, lucky girl :) and that dog is so adorable, beautiful work.

Merry Christmas to you too X
Jude said…
Hoorah! for Lindsay...
Love the usual!
Take care
ArtPropelled said…
Hooray for the winner ! ..... but I can't believe I missed this opportunity. Aah well, you snooze you lose.
Very cute Boston!
Lesley Purcell said…
For one tiny minute there I thought it was me!!!! Oh well, never mind, better luck next time eh? And congratulations Lesley, you lucky thing! Love Lesley x :o)
Same here! Congratulations to Lesley at Birds Ahoy. Lovely new canvas Mimi, really like the stitched flowers too. Best wishes, Lesley.
Cooee and congrats to Lesley. There'lll be a lot of stitchy fun going on at Bird Ahoy very soon.

Lovin the new doggy portrait Karen. I wonder what Buddy was thinking as the photo was taken........

Another wonderful portrait winging it's way to the far flung corners of the globe.

Hope you have a great week, and see a little bit of sunshine.

Claire X
Anonymous said…
Lovely work on Buddy, I love boston terriers too.
Kinks said…
Merry christmas my nutter.
Ive actually been to Echelfeccan, but i didnt know they had tarts!!
Love you long time
Shuuut it!
Lesley said…
Is it me?!!! Is it me?!!! Is it really me?!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooo chuffed to have won!!! Thank you very much!!! Honestly can you tell how excited I am?!!!!!! Don't worry I won't really send ya me Alan Whickers!!! Although they'll soon look very pretty with all that embroidery on! ;-) And thanks for the congrats peeps :-) XX
Kim said…
So cute! A very Merry Christmas back to you.
Back again to let you know that there's a giveaway on my blog - if you would like to take part. x
Cassiopeya said…
superbe réalisation. Un gout aquarelle qui nous met de la douceur au coeur. Très beau.
Serena said…
Hi there,

This is my first time visit to your blog which I found via another blogger's Flickr Faves post. Your art is beautiful! Congratulations to the lucky winner!

Merry Christmas,
Tyggereye said…
I'm in love! This is so cute. I totally need to get some money together and commission a piece of chihuahua who is old now. Or my one of my huskies. Or my rat. ooh.. I love your work. Its gorgeous!!!
Miss Siglin said…
Love it! Do you mind if I show this post to my little Art students? We are going to be starting a mixed media/texture project and I'd like to show yours as a great example :)
How admirable is your work. You're very talented. Could you please share a little of knowledge? I would like to know which material you're using as canvas. I mean, it seems to support acrylic and thread. Greetings from Mexico! :D

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