Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Nursery Rhyme Giveaway

I am not sure what was wrong with me when I was a kid. I was pretty normal little girl for the most part - I liked dolls, and pretty clothes, and pink, but there was one thing that was seriously wrong with me...

I did not like nursery rhymes. I detested them! I refused to sing along with any of my Kindergarten posse whenever they broke out into cheerful renditions of Little Jack Horner or Mary Had a Little Lamb.
I think it's because I always thought they were for babies. I didn't ever like to be thought of as a baby, so I even rejected Santa. I remember going to a Christmas Party when i was little, and there was a Santa there that the kids were all telling their Christmas Wishes to. I made it my personal mission to show that this guy was a phony, and told all the kids at the party that we wasn't real, and that if they pulled hard enough, they would see that big white beard of his was a fake. "It has to be a pretend beard! It's white, but his eyebrows are black!" And when I was proven right, all the kids started crying.

But now that I am 28, Nursery Rhymes have gotten hold of me. I love the simplicity of them, and how it tells children a concise little story that they will remember for years to come. No need for a big hefty book of many pages to get the point across when it can be sung like a low-key musical!

Whenever I browse through the lovely Etsy store Lanyapi Designs, I am reminded of nursery rhymes. Everything owner Daisy sells in this store has a simple but whimsical feel to it. I adore her charming jewelry, each seems to have a little story to tell.


Daisy is a world traveler, and her journey has introduced her to many new cultures, and also to many unusual styles of jewelry. She takes memories from these trips home with her and captures them in her creations. Outside of creating jewelry for Lanyapi Designs, Daisy also enjoys camping, swimming, and reading - but most excitingly - she's planning her wedding!


With her favorite color being yellow, she told me that she is considering wearing yellow heels with her wedding dress, which I think would be lovely, and the perfect amount of romantic whimsy - just like the little pieces in her store. She also mentioned to me that she has a soft spot for cupcakes (yum!), and as I am typing this post, I realize that Daisy herself sounds like someone that could be in a lovely nursery rhyme! She's getting married in pretty yellow shoes, creates pretty trinkets, and has a soft spot for cupcakes. Truly the ingredients for a lovely nursery rhyme!

Daisy is giving one of you readers one of her adorable necklaces! Yay! To enter, please leave a comment here telling me what your favorite nursery rhyme is, and then let me know which of these three necklaces you would like if you won: Sweet Latte, I Love You Postcard, or Wishing Well. I will announce the winner on Sunday.


Erin said...

i looooooove the sweet latte necklace! the one nursery rhyme that sticks out in my head is the old woman who swallowed a fly one.... hubby and i actually tried to recite it in the car the other day, and failed miserably, but it was rather entertaining!

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Hayden said...

I love the nursery rhyme Sing A Song of Sixpence. My mom used to sing it to me all the time, and the images I conjured up when I was a young girl made me giggle. It was like hearing someone describe through song a cross-section of a castle and its goings on. My favorite necklace, if I have to choose one, is the I Love You Postcard. We have a tradition in my family of sending each other postcards with the same simple message on them each time, so that necklace really speaks to me.

Neha said...

My favorite nursery rhyme is "ba ba black sheep!" It reminds me of youth and brings back many memories! My favorite necklace is "the wishing well."

Elizabeth said...

I have to vote for two, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and There was an Old Woman who lived in a shoe. As a child I had a play shoe based on the nursery rhyme.

All of Daisy's pieces are beautiful. Even before I saw the details of your contest I fell in love with the I Love You Postcard. I love to send postcards when I travel. As a child my grandparents would send me from Florida adorable postcards to stay in touch as they spent the winter down South. I still have them all.

Annie said...

what a fun giveaway!! i love that she is wearing yellow shoes for her wedding day! :)

my favorite was probably Humpty Dumpty ;)

i really like the wishing well necklace! it's so cute and unique!!

maggisaar said...

I positively LOVE that "I Love You" Postcard necklace. I love postcards all around, especially because of Post Secret. I want that necklace, I'm not going to lie.

As for Nursery Rhymes...well...I always loved Humpty Dumpty. Mostly cause I wanted to see what sort of mess he really made. I was a weird kid.

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Yay for yellow shoes on her wedding! If I won, I would pick the I Love You postcard necklace. It is so cute! As for my favorite nursery rhyme, it was always "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary." I liked the garden images. And my mother and sister were named Mary.

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

love the sweet latte necklace,my fav nursery rhyme is The old women who lived in a shoe!

Cindy said...

What a fun post...and such beautiful jewelry!!! My favorite nursery rhyme is "Mary had a little lamb"...I've said that one to the kids for years and added my own verse or two. My favorite necklace is sweet latte....what an original design! :-)

abigail said...

Old Mother Hubbard is my favorite nursery rhyme, and the postcard is my favorite necklace.

And I love the idea of yellow heels with a wedding dress!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love the sweet latte one! I think this one is not a nursery rhyme, but I love 'my favorite things'. just last night one of my kids had a nightmare so I tried to remember this lyric to help him fall asleep.

Kathleen said...

I used to play this computer game called "Mixed Up Mother Goose" when I was little so I feel like all the nursery rhymes I know are from that. I'm not sure which is my favorite, maybe Little Miss Muffet!

If I won I'd love the I love you postcard necklace. I need more gold pieces!

MYSAVIOR said...

I grew up on nursery rhymes - loving them all - perhaps, Hot Cross Buns, Hot Cross Buns, one a penny, two a penny, Hot Cross Buns.


Georgie Porgie pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away.

Growing up in the 1940's - 1950's was very different because the nursery rhymes were our Nintendo DS.

I love all of her jewelry but the Sweet Latte jumps out at me.


justalittlepiece said...

When I was little I thought the moon was my guardian angel...I still blow it a kiss when I see it in the sky:

I see the moon
and the moon sees me
The moon sees the somebody I'd like to see.
God bless the moon
and God bless me
God bless the somebody I'd like to see!

The I love you postcard necklace...something about snail mail is so poetic and romantic.

Nina said...

I'll definitely pick the sweet latte necklace!

My favorite nursery rhyme was Humpty Dumpty. It stuck with me because the image of that huge man/egg fascinated me, especially when he broke into pieces!

Meghan said...

I adore the I Love You postcard necklace! I would say my favorite nursery rhyme is "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" - it reminds me of making wishes on stars!

Jaime said...

Jack and Jill was one of my faves. It made me laugh that they tumbled down the hill, lol.

Love the I love you postcard one- so cute!

Hilary Leister said...

Mary Had A Little Lamb is definitely my fave b/c the parents used to tape me singing it when I was 2 or 3. Because of my childhood speech impediment, it was "Mayee ad a yittle yam" haha...

The "I love you" postcard necklace is divine!

The Girl in the Orange Background said...

I absolutely adore that sweet latte necklace... I drink lattes all the time, they're my favorite type of coffee beverage, with whip cream and foam on top :)
I don't remember which nursery rhyme was my favorite, but there is one in Spanish (I'm from Peru) that I remember singing a lot called "Los Pollitos dicen" Translation would be something like this: "The little chicks say peep, peep, peep
when they are hungry, when they are too cold to sleep.
The mother hen looks for corn and wheat
she gives them food to eat [...]"

I'll keep my fingers crossed for that necklace :)

carly said...

i loved there was an old woman who lived in a shoe. haha. it was just so crazy that an old lady could live in a show. my gran used to say it with me all the time.

i would love the postcard necklace. it's so adorable.

Anonymous said...

I love the sweet latte necklace and my favourite nursery rhyme is mary had a little lamb.Thanks for the great giveaway.Marian


Megara said...

hi dionne! i just started reading your blog, and i love love love your illustrations. i'm excited to keep reading :)

i love the latte necklace (considering i am beyond addicted to yummy coffee), and my favorite nursery rhyme is "little miss muffet" especially because my mom used to call me miss muffet when i was little (how cute)

Kaye Prince said...

My favourite was always Jack Sprat. I don't know why, but it just seemed interesting to me! I love the postcard necklace - it's very me!

And the idea of yellow shoes with a wedding dress - gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

I love the Postcard!

I think my favorite nursery rhyme was Baa Baa Black Sheep.

And don't feel bad, I never liked Warner Bros. or Mickey/Goofy cartoons...I hated that there was so much slapstick with no resolution!

Oh, and my cuz wore turquoise Frye heels under her dress. They were divine!

Amanda said...

Jack and Jill, Mary had a little lamb...I'm in the early childhood profession so I'm always singing these.

Great giveaway!

SK said...

I am pro yellow shoes on her wedding day!

I was in a choir for the majority of my childhood so I grew up memorizing and singing songs. A lot of nursery rhymes were sung in rounds for warm ups! I really liked the melody of this one:

"White coral bells upon a slender stalk, lilies of the valley deck my garden walk. Oh, don't you wish that you could hear them ring? That will happen only when the fairies sing!"

p.s. If I do get selected, I love the postcard necklace!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Super cute pendant necklaces!!! And I'd have to go with Row, Row, Row your boat!

wazzra said...

Definitely the Sweet latte one! so tiny and awesome!

And my favorite nursery rhymes is 'Ring around the rosy', cause what's better than bubonic plague? ;p

If you like nursery rhymes you should check out the book Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. It's about a peculiar lullaby that tends to kill people.

va said...

I like the " jack be nimble , jack be quick " nursery rhyme and I also like Mary had a little lamb and more .
The necklace I would choose is Sweet Latte :) Thank you !


lolo said...

My favorite nursery rhyme is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Love it! :-)))

The necklaces are gorgeous! I'm in love with the little post card! Awesome...

Good luck to all!

Lolo :-)

bananas. said...

the i love you postcard necklace is so darn cute! any girl that rocks colorful heels on her wedding day is my kind of girl.

Steff Metal said...

I'm with wazzra - I love "Ring a Ring a Rosie" or "Ring around the Rosie". I loved it even more when I found out what it was about. I was a morbid child :)

My favorite is the Sweet Latte, although it's hard to choose as they're all so cute!

Tara said...

My favourite nusery rhyme has got to be Sisi my playmate come out and play with me and bring your dolly three slide down my rainbow,into my cellar door and well be jolly friends forevermore.

if I won I would love the sweet latte, too cute.


katrina lauren said...

well doesn't daisy just sound as lovely as can be? yellow wedding shoes = perfection! i loved ba ba black sheep...and ring a round the rosy. i adore the postcard necklace...so simple & sweet!
happy day to you!

fa11enan9e1 (Alice) said...

Sweet Latte is adorable... but I love the I love you postcard even more!

My favorite nursery rhyme is Little Jack Horner. lol.

The Fancy Lady said...

mine is little miss muffit or however you spell that i like the post card necklace best

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I love Humpty Dumpty!! haha -- and all three of those necklaces are fabulous! Maybe the Sweet Latte is my fav!

Phoenix said...

lol I hate nursery rhymes too!

But I do love Goodnight Moon...

Lily said...

i loved pat-a-cake when i was little. and i absolutely would love to win the I love you postcard necklace!

Mary said...

My favorite would have to be Mary had a little lamb. Probably because my name is mary and I people asked me that all the time growing up.

I would love any of the necklaces, but I think the Wishing Well is my favorite!

Simply Mel said...

I have always loved 'ba ba black sheep' - my grandmother said I sang it all the way to Florida one year OVER AND OVER AND OVER!

And it was the first one I taught my little crumb!

The sweet latte necklace is so adorable!

Violet said...

That sweet latte necklace is totally calling my name!

Favorite nursery rhyme: Hmmm, does Twinkle Twinkle Little Star count?

Thanks for the giveaway!

violet (at) etsystalker (dot) com

Ave said...

My favorite was Humpty Dumpty and I like your postcard necklace :)


Maggie Sue Designs said...

There once was a girl
who had a little curl
right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good,
she was very, very good,
and when she was bad she was horrid!

Sweet latte is my favorite :)
~~Meredith maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com

Stormie said...

I love, love, love the postcard necklace!! My favorite nursery rhyme is Three Little Kittens.

Amber said...

I adore the wishing well necklace.
My favorite was Baa Baa Blacksheep.

chefjen137 said...

Twinkle, twinkle, little star was my favorite nursery rhyme....always hoped my wish would come true. The post card necklace is so cute and my favorite.

Veronica said...

I was rather fond of Little Miss Muffet. And I adore the I Love You postcard necklace.

La Alicia said...

My fave nursery rhyme;

Hey! diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

my fave necklace is sweet latte -- it reminds me of the dish running away with the spoon! :)

daisy, enjoy your yellow shoes on your wedding day. maybe your wedding cake can be individually decorated cup cakes to look like mini wedding cakes? that's the stuff of fairy tales!

TopHat said...

I like Jack be Nimble. It's a fun one.

My favorite necklace is the wishing well one!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I remember loving "The Old Woman Who Lived in A Shoe"

These are all so darling! But the sweet latte charms me the most!

Gaia said...

I know only italian baby rhymes... Stella stellina la notte si avvicina... ( star, little star, the night is getting near...)...

You are such an anspiration...Love your Etsy love!!!

h. said...

I love the sweet latte necklace!! Perfect considering my extreme latte addiction!

My fave nursery rhyme was always Hickory Dickory Dock - I'm watching PlaySchool with the kids and the song came on as I typed this!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Digital Misfit said...

I recently bought a HUGE vintage book of nursery rhymes. I never liked them as a child either, but I have grown to love the silly tales.

Humpty Dumpty is my favorite. I love that NOWHERE in the rhyme does it say that Humpty Dumpty was an egg, and yet that is the only way he has ever been illustrated.

The sweet latte necklace is my favorite.

Lauren said...

my favorite nursery rhyme was "twinkle, twinkle". i always liked to look at the stars (still do). :)

and i absolutely love the "i love you postcard" necklace. so cute and original!

just wandered upon your site and i must say: i love it, keep up the good work. :)

Becca said...

I think my favorite nursery rhyme was little miss muppet! I love the postcard necklace :)

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh you didn't like santa or christmas parties! hahah

and i just visited her shop and i'm obsessed! i love all the delicate adorable little necklaces!

Nicole Marie said...

oh and i would LOVE the postcard necklace! it reminds me of all my semester in italy because i would send postcards to my parents and family from everyplace i visited and traveled too.

nataliexmarie said...

I love the sweet latte necklace! It is so cute!

& I really liked Little Miss Muffet and It's Raining, It's Pouring.


SAUCY | eff. | BABY said...

My fave nursery rhyme is Jack and Jill. They even had a little play place in the Philippines named Jack and Jill when I grew up. So Jack and Jill always brings back happy childhood memories back home.

It's hard to choose because they are all sooooo adorable, but I would love to win the Wishing Well necklace.

Thank you for doing this giveaway.


Amber said...

Jack and Jill is my favorite nursery rhyme! I would pick the I Love You Postcard Necklace!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Taylor B. said...

I like Jack and Jill! It is so different from a fairy tale. It doesn't have a happy ending.

I like the Sweet Latte necklace. So adorable!

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Bombtastic Belle said...

I always like little miss muppet, and i love the I love you postcard necklace :)

Rachel Follett said...

I was so that kid too. I wanted to grow up fast and hated that baby stuff. That caramel apple delight is calling my name. Yum! Still a kid at heart I guess. :)

Michelle Underwood said...

Twinkle twinkle little star is my fav!

My fav necklace is the sweet latte

Joanne J said...

I like Ba Ba Black Sheep too!
My fav is the I Love You Postcard :)


Vaiva said...

There is no doubt I like Sweet latte necklace most! :) It's so cute!

And my favourite nursery rime is "Du gaideliai", but I guess it doesn't tell you much, cause it's Lithuanian ;)

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Tender Branson said...

I'm not a big fan of nursery rhymes either, although I can't say I rejected them quite as seriously as you did. I also liked Santa. Nursery rhymes are great for modifying and I use them a lot for that in my class.

Lilly said...

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is my fave nursery rhyme.
And I love the Sweet Latte necklace. It is adorable!
Thanks for the chance.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Ruchi said...
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Floreal said...

I love " Rock a by baby..on the tree top"

Reminds me of everything cute and nice...just like the "sweet latte necklace"


throuthehaze said...

One of my favorite nursery rhymes is Little Miss Muffet. I like the sweet latte necklace.

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is my favorite nursery rhyme. I really adore these necklaces! I Love You Postcard is my favorite. Thank you for this nice giveaway.


Dash said...

OMG, Dionne. I totally unders tand. I didnt quite like nursery rhymes as a kid, i think for me because I didnt like the repetitiveness. ANd singingit over and over in kindy.!!

But i too love it now:)

Adele said...

Dionne: I like the "I Love You Postcard". Everyone needs a little lovin' around the neck. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30950381
My favorite nursery rhyme would have to be Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I have always loved looking at the stars in the night sky - maybe the nursery rhyme is where it all started.



wendy said...

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...
I Love You Postcard is my fave!


the Lost Earring said...

Wonderful feature! I love the wishing well necklace--how cute :)

My favorite nursery rhyme is:

Georgie Porgie pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away.

Makes me smile every time :)

thelostearring at yahoo dot com

pippirose said...

My favourite Nursery Rhyme is "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary". I love gardening!
If I won, I'd love the Sweet Latte necklace.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Tali Schiffer said...

I used to sing nursery rhymes with my mom. We had one that I loved that goes like this:
"I knew a man named Michael Finnegan
He grew whiskers on his chinegan
The wind came along and blew them in again
Pour old Michael Finnegan Begin again..."
I loved it!!
If I win this giveaway (fingers crossed) I'd like the sweet latte necklace :)

Nova said...

Mary had a little lamb. I think the postcard is cute.

aubrey said...

my mum gav emy a book with lots of nursery rhymes in it.before i also wasn't keen on this rhymes.but now i've started to appreciate them for their little stories and beautiful short phrases.
uhm.well i guess one of my favourite ones is this ''jack and jill went up the hill..'':)
oh and these jewelry is so adorable.i like the postcard and wishing well very much.

MAR said...

My favorite is Mary had a Little Lamb because that is my name.

I would like Hot Air Balloon

Johanna said...

i love the "i love ou" postcard necklace. i love to travel- this would be perfect. my fav nursery rhyme has always been 'humpty dumpty'...love the image of an egg in my head and the rhyme!

Melody said...

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star has to be my favorite. I like Sweet Latte Necklace.


Savvy Gal said...

oh great, i don't know any nursery rhyme... : ( i am going to be a bad mommy....

A little birdie told me. said...

Sweet latte is just that SOOOO sweet. I would love to have! I am gaga for it!

My have nursery ryhme would be "Mister Humpty Dumpty"

Kristin said...

Mary Mary quite contrary....I just love that one. And that postcard necklace is beyond adorable!!

Rae Snyder said...

I love the sweet latte necklace and my favorite nursery rhyme is Hey Diddle Diddle! :)
Rae S.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You are so creative ~ my favortie rhyme would of been 'Hickory Dickory Dock'. So many great ones to remember.

The postcard necklace is fabulous; really they all are.


Lindsey said...

Oh, that I love you necklace is adorable! I think my favorite nursery rhyme would have to be Little Bo Peep or maybe The Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe.

Great giveaway!

Jessica said...

I loved Nursery Rhymes when I was young! I especially loved the "What Little Girls are Made of..." and Little Miss Muffett.
I would choose the postcard necklace
ms.johnsonmahs at gmail dot com

janil said...

Sweet Latte is my favourite. It's lovely... and... I'm from Spain and my favourite nursery rhime is in Catalan... and it's called Fes non-non.

Thansk for the chance!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Sheila said...

I Love You Postcard is my favorite necklace. And Mary had a little lamb is my favorite nursery rhyme.

sricher721 at yahoo dot com

Mizz Snape said...

Mine would be an Indonesian version of Twinkle twinkle little star!


Such a pretty, dreamy blog. I'm following too~ :)

Linda K said...

My favorite is Twinkle, Twinkle little star

I like the Sweet Latte best.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I always loved Rain Rain Go Away.

I would LOVE to have the I Love You Postcard necklace! They're all so pretty.

pattyzion at hotmail dot com

jasmine said...

my fave was little miss muffet - i think it's hilarious!
the sweet latte is my fave - think! :) difficult choice between that and the postcard... but the spoon won me over.

Rhianne said...

I always liked 'Mary had a little lamb' but mainly because I wanted a lamb as well.

I love the I love you postcard necklace, its so pretty!

Kristin said...

I'm finding that I don't know any nursery rhymes when I've got fussy babies who I'm sure would love to hear a little ditty. Instead I sing them 80's songs!!

I think the postcard is adorable, but I really love the wishing well.

Great posts, D!! Keep up the good work, and know that I'm still out here trying to keep up, but just feeling a little busy with the wee ones.

Best!! Kristin

Katie said...

I loved the rhyme "A tisket, a tasket" and used to make up the rest of the words like "a flower-making basket"!

I think the sweet latte necklace is adorable! Great blog and beautiful jewelry!

mccarthy.katherine at gmail dot com

Pamela said...

beautiful work!

Whimsical Creations said...

Love twinkle twinkle little star.

I would pick the Love you postcard necklace.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Tambria said...

My favorite nursery rhyme is Twinkle, Twinkle Litte Star. I remember singing this nursery rhyme as a kid quite often.

Geesh Dionne! You make it so hard to choose. I like the I love you postcard necklace.

Michelle said...

I love the Sweet Latte Necklace! My favorite nursery rhyme is There was an Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe. I've always loved shoes...

~Cmac~ said...

My favorite nursery rhyme is Humpty Dumpty! Did I spell that right? :) I LOVE the postcard necklace. So pretty! I added this giveaway to my website: www.ladiesreport.com too.

Carissa said...

what lovely jewelry! so cute and right up my alley. and like daisy, my favorite color is yellow, too!

I can't think of one nursery rhyme that is my favorite, but I know I loved my Mother Goose book that my grandma gave me as a child. one that comes to mind is Humpty Dumpty.... I remembering drawing him as a kid!

I love the I Love You Postcard necklace. it is just adorable, especially with the little swallow!

janetfaye said...

Mary Had a Little Lamb is my favorite.

I like Wishing Well Necklace.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

lin3arossa said...

I love the I love you postcard.
My favorite is Humpty Dumpty, although it always made me feel blue...

Melissa Blake said...

Oh, what a fun giveaway! I've always loved nursery rhymes! My favorite was definitely Little Ms. Muffet.

And I looove the postcard necklace!

roro said...

My favourite would probably be the first one that was sang to me.. Ten Little Fingers.. haha:)

Thanks for doing this! If I win, I'd love the Wishing Well Necklace:)


LoveCharlesVintage said...

Sweet Latte is my favorite! it's so cute and unique.
I'm not sure if this is actually a nursery rhyme, but I always liked This Little Piggy Went To Market.
You know, the one that you do with toes!

Thanks for the chance to win.
lilygreig at gmail dot com

Bunny B said...

I have always loved Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star :)

I would love to win the I Love You Postcard! Really sweet! Thank you!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Dionne said...

Thanks for sharing your shrinks with me, hehehe. This contest is now closed.

crystal said...

I really like the Wishing Well necklace. I remember the Rhyme about Georgie Pordgie kissing the girls and making them cry.

keii said...

so lovely..:)