Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Night (Actually Morning) Fab Five: Kickin' It Birthday Style!

Surprise Vanessa! :D
When Roo from Roo's Treehouse asked if I wanted to be a part of V's bloggy birthday surprise, how could I say no? After all, V is the Grand Blog Party Queen of Halloween and Mad Tea Party fame so I have to thank her somehow!

Now if you don't know who Vanessa is, she is the Mistress of all things magical at A Fanciful Twist. To celebrate her birthday, I'd like to share with you 5 posts she has written on her blog that are my (current) favorites. :) Vanessa is a unique woman with a hyper-creative soul and even though I don't know her, I'm so happy to know her. (There, that made sense right?) :D

P.S.-Uh Vanessa...I totally took your pictures without permission but I didn't want to ask you and possibly ruin the surprise so please forgive me! Note to you fine readers: blog as a I say, not as I do, stealing is wrong! LOL ;)

1. Vanessa shared a peek inside her creative space.
How could you not be creative in a space like this?!

2. The Mad Tea Party

Her 2009 Mad Tea Party was my very first blog party and it almost killed me. LOL (over 300 blogs participated and I visited them all!) But I would do it again and again and again and again.

3. Coffee Filter Corsage Tutorial

4. The Story of Her Frida Kahlo Painting

I just loved reading this post about how Vanessa's Kahlo painting came to be.

5. Her Gypsy Wagon

Vanessa's gypsy wagon is amazing! What a magical place to escape to when you need it!

This is one of Vanessa's current song obsessions and I have to say that Carol of the Bells is one of my favorites too during this time of year!

She also has a wonderful Etsy shop full of magical creatures and fanciful treasures! If you have not had the pleasure of reading her blog, make sure to stop by soon, her pictures are stunning!

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY VANESSA! I hope your day is filled with magic and dreams come true!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that craft space is freakin amazing. *jealous!*

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that Frida painting is great!

Denise said...

oh i am in love with that space. It's cool, and colorful and very bright. Love it.

Jocelyn said...

Oh My that Craft Space is Awesome and I love the Gypsy Wagon...I need an escape right now..that would be Fabulous!!!

What a sweet friend you are!!! Have a great weekend Maggi!!! Give Toot a Hug!!! :-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

i just want to know if she is accepting applications for roommates?????? LOL!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this post! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

A fab five Veevala style is the awesomest tribute in the history of tributes! Maggi, i think you are magic too! I really really really do!!!

This was perfect, youve captured the essence of Veevala!!

XOXOX a thousand times!

YAY for Vanessa being born!
YAY for you celebrating it fancifully~!


Mighty M said...

What a great thing to do for a friend on her birthday!!!!

Anonymous said...

what a sweet post! happy birthday to vanessa!!

jacque4u2c said...

WOW! I agree! What an awesome space!!!! Sheesh! I think I need to do some rearranging this weekend in my wee space!!!!

Deborah said...

You picked some of my favorites too! Well, actually, every thing Vanessa posts is my favorite! Lovely tribute for The Fanciful One!

laterg8r said...

hb vanessa :D

great song :D

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a beautiful tribute to a lovely girl and artisan. I will add my birthday wishes to Vanessa here as well. :)


Mo said...

oh my! what an AMAZING craft space and a fairytale! happy birthday!!!

Stefanie Valentine said...

What an amazing room and treasures, i wish i had her creativity! x

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hey Cutie,
OMG @ that scrapbooking studio!! Wow. I miss coming here and hanging out on your blog! Pray we sell our house soon so I can stop cleaning 24/7 and get my creative life back! lol
Have a wonderful holiday season, and kisses to TooT! xOxO

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Wowza! To have her talent, create in that studio and relax in that gypsy wagon would be amazing! Gosh God...what did I do wrong? lol

Happy Birthday Vanessa!!!

That's Who I Am said...

Wow like everyone else I am in awe of her scrapbooking space! I have to go over to her blog RIGHT now to see how creative she is! Thanks for sharing her with us:)

Miya said...

thank you so much for your awesome comment!
and HOLY COW!!! that is a wicked cool painted rug!! I love that creative space sooo much!
what an inspiring post, girl!
TFS! off to go check out her blog
Have a wonderful weekend!

NicNacManiac said...

Love Love Vanessa....her little magical world is so full of whimsy and flights of fancy!! Her creativity is contageous!!
Thanks for sharing and tippin me off to her birthday! Happy Weekend!
xOxO Nerina :)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I'm always delighted when I visit Vanessa - her fearlessly magical nature has freed me from feeling silly when I enjoy little bits of whimsy in my life. said...

Ohhhhh! I loved your post, and I adored that you picked your five favorites!

I always wanted to do that, but you picked them for me, and I love that ;)

Thank you for taking the time to be so extra sweet and write this awsome post! I will come back to it over and over again.

I think you are an amazing soul, with so much charm and love and kindness to give. PLus, that pumpkin cake won you brownie points around here and at the Monm's and Granny's for life!!! xoxox over the moon, Vanessa

ps: Your virtual land here is just awesome! I love your space in the virtual woods ;)

Jessica Cangiano said...

Gigantically happy birthday wishes, Vanessa! (Your creative space is the stuff home design/creative studios are made of!)

Oodles of hugs & best wishes,
♥ Jessica

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