Wednesday, June 30, 2010

States of Nature

If reading those stupid comments on Apartment Therapy did anything to diminish my faith in people and their capacity to be kind (or half intelligent), then the lovely Simone of States of Nature fixed that right back up.

A few days ago I received a completely random parcel in the post - the best kind!! Simone and I had never met, but she took upon herself to send me a little cheer up parcel and some kind words after reading my last blog post. Isn't that a completely awesome and thoughtful thing to do?


Gorgeous little parcel from Simone of States of Nature - and how cute is that little envelope made from a map!

Brooches from Simone of States of Nature

And the funny thing is - I'd just lost the brooch that I wore on my scarf every day, had always liked Simone's work, so the pieces she sent me came at a perfect time. And I love them!


Brooch from Simone of States of Nature (scarf from Elk)

Thanks again Simone!! xx

16 comments:

Fer said...

Such lovely treats. :) Glad it's helped cheer you up!

Michelle said...

Hooray for super-lovely people!

piecesoffab said...

What a wonderful gesture! Love the brooches.

nikkishell said...

What a lovely gift!

missnymo said...

What a sweet surprise!

havlu-dantel said...

Hello! I really liked your site. all very nice. I add your link to my site.

leo said...

A truly lovely thought for a truly lovely blog that I absolutely adore.

Anna Laura said...

I just saw Simone on Sunday at Finders Keepers in Brissy. I have one of her brooches and scaves and they are as lovely as she is!

Jhoanna said...

Yay for unexpected gifts and kindness! :-) Beautiful brooches. Thanks for introducing her - off to check out her site!

Simone said...

Hi Lara, I am SO HAPPY that you liked them! And you really deserve to get a nice surprise in the post, after that silly AT debacle... Your stuff is gorgeous, and an inspiration to me and many others x

patchworkoncentralpark said...

Hey Lara, You are a wonderful and talented designer! Do not waste any energy on worrying about copiers. It has taken a while but I think you are probably done with that design anyway.
Do what I do just move on to one of the million other idea's running through your head.
There are always followers and leaders so keep leading!
Sometimes things like this are god's way of giving us a shove.
Lynn

Beth said...

The brooch is so pretty!

l.i.l.y said...

Beautiful badges!

MONPTI said...

hello! I know what you mean!....many people ARE unkind and it surprises people who don`t act that way at all,when stupidity hits them in the face (or jealousy perhaps..).BUT like in this case OTHERS show us how wonderful people can be :) what a kind and lovely thing to do.to cheer you up1 very nice :)
have a good day!
wesna

Violet Craft said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I have followed your blog for quite awhile now and have always loved your designs. I am APPALLED at how horribly those people behaved on the Apartment Therapy site. They should be ashamed of themselves! I am a designer as well and am always amazed at how little people know about where their designs actually come from and whose hard work others are stealing. *sigh* You are an amazing designer and I am so sorry you had to go through any of that.

havlu-dantel said...

Hi!
Welcome...
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