This little box arrived in the post today from Kate of Beadissimo in San Francisco:
Kate emailed me a couple of weeks ago to say thank you for the bag tutorial- she sent me some pictures of the fantastic bag she had made using my guidelines. And then this gorgeous parcel arrived in the mail as another thank you! A wee kit with everything I need to string my own necklace. I have no experience at all of making jewellery so I'm excited to have these beautiful beads in such lovely wintery colours. Thank you so much Kate!
And last night my sweet friend Amelia came to visit and use my sewing machine for a project she was working on. And she gave me this bundle of crafty goodness:
And right after I had been talking about these colours on my blog, like she did the other day. Vintage buttons, pink knitting needles (the heavy kind with the little raindrop shapes on the top) and some clip-on dangling earrings she made (woohoo!! I've never had my ears pierced but always dreamt about wearing such earrings.) Also a little kit to make a beaded ring like the one she shows how to make here, and... those lovely fingerless gloves! Very sadly, I lost the ones Mum made me last week. (I'm still holding up hope they'll come back to me!) And I'd nearly finished knitting some more which I'll show you on here tomorrow, but they weren't half as stylish or cute as these are. These are decorated with dark red velvet ribbon and big vintage buttons.
Once again I feel totally overwhelmed by the generosity of this blogging community, and crafters in general- thank you so much!