Such generosity deserved a special card to say thank you and this is what I made and sent off:
The card is a scalloped one from Craftwork Cards topped with some pretty paper from my stash - also from Craftwork Cards. I had a first proper play with one of Santa's presents to me (a mini sewing machine from John Lewis - in fuschia pink of course!) and sewed a border of zig zag stitch round the coloured paper before rounding the corners and mounting it onto the card itself. The frame behind the image was die cut using a Nestie die, the lace is from my stash, as are the flowers which I topped with buttons threaded with embroidery thread. The dinky little scissors were tied with a piece of seam binding from The Ribbon Girl and the sentiment is a Whimsy ticket, die cut using their super newish die cut for tickets.
The little mouse is of course The Tailor of Gloucester - coloured using Aquamarkers. And it seemed totally appropriate for such a talented lady who produces some stunning designs along with her sister Twiglet
I added a slightly 'cheesy' (ha, ha - mouse, get it!!) sentiment inside just saying 'Thank you sew much for your kindness'. Wipso, aka Annie, said some really sweet things when she got the card so I think I got it right :)
I now have visions of the pair of them perched just like this little mouse, on their sewing reels, having a quick coffee break and dreaming up new ideas for their online shop!