Some amazing mail arrived today all the way from the United States, which is starting to seem closer all the time...
A while ago, Kelli and I arranged a bag-swap, and mine arrived yesterday from Arizona. I'm pretty thrilled with it I have to say. Thank you Kelli!
She made me a Covington Bag in beautiful dark brown and green colours (my favourite!) The inside is lined with a tiny green floral print. I love it.
But then she also sent gifts for everyone in the family! Tops for Arlo and Keira (Arlo's excited to wear his to kindy today), chocolate for Tom (umm, not pictured, for obvious reasons), and trim and music-to-sew-to for me! Thanks again Kelli, you were so kind.
This parcel was a complete surprise. It came from Laura over at Spectacles, and was filled with lovely craft-related stuff for me- a sweet vintage pattern for a child's cape (I'm thinking of a Little Red Riding Hood costume for Keira?), vintage trim, craft magazine about aprons, and beautiful stationary. The cards were made by her grandmother and feature intricate botanical drawings of plants. And the gift-tags were made by Laura herself using her own hand-carved stamps. She also included lovely train and animal stickers for Arlo (he's 'saving' them) and children's books as well. One is called 'If you're afraid of the dark, remember the night rainbow' and has incredible illustrations and text. Thank you for everything, Laura! I can't wait to have some coffee and look at my new magazine. Just have to spend the afternoon at kindy first!
One last thing: my friend Rhiannon has just started a new blog: Toast and Cupcakes, which is a good thing, because she is going to move away soon, and this way I'll be able to keep a good eye on her.