okay...say that title above three times...and fast...ha!
First, let's start off with the pretty stuff, like the Boxes and Bundles of Beauty. Then we'll get to the irritating blogger blooper that is totally driving me crazy. Right now, I want to talk "pretty".
I promised you in the last post that I would show you my goodies from two special friends that I've met through blogging.
(what a wonderful world this is, sigh)
This sweet surprise is from Julie Ann of Kitchen Floor Creations. I'm so excited that I will finally get to meet her in person next month in Savannah at Jenn's event. Do ya think that there will be a lot of hugging going on there between the two of us???
um hum! ;)
Alrighty then, let's open it up! You are not going to believe what it is...
Ok ok! I'll show you what it is...but isn't the material just striking??? I adore, really A-D-O-R-E the fleur de lis in all shapes, sizes and colors...how did Julie Ann know that??? She must be psychic aside from being so dog~gone smart! ;)
It's a precious little teeny dress that she found at an antique store!
She wrote in the card that when she saw it, she thought of ME! :) Speaking of the card...isn't it pretty with those little pearls, ribbon and the little stamp that reads "thinking of you"? I love handmade things...I'm assuming that she made it and it is sentimental to me. It is going straight on my inspiration nest! As for the teeny dress...you guessed it...snip snip! haha! Seriously...I haven't thought about what I will do with it as it is too cute to cut up BUT I'm not saying I won't! ;)
Thank you Julie Ann...I promise to find the perfect use for it but for now, I am just admiring it as it is!!!! :)
Next up is a little box that came in the mail all the way from The Netherlands!!! I don't think that I've ever received something from that far away before...wow!
(Don't you just love the little Dutch girl on the envelope?)
This box was full of Dutch goodies which really touched my heart. It made me feel as if I've known Ester forever as she made this beautiful denim bag...just for me!
Her sewing is absolutely beautiful and I love the bright colors of her heritage...it's so cheery and playful!!
But that's not all!!! Look at the little key chain that was attached to the upper right side of it...
Isn't it precious???
And look what else! She also made a little round zipper pouch and included some beautiful ribbons, another precious key chain and some more cute teeny weeny Dutch shoes!!!!! :)
I'll give you a close up because I don't want you to miss these goodies...they are so detailed!
And that's not all!!! No way! She even sent me the most beautiful tea towel and left over material from the bag she made me above!!! I just love the those patterns!!!
I can tell you right now, those precious key chains will be going on my inspiration nest too and I will find the perfect place to hang my tea towel and beautiful bag. No snipping on those...no no! ;)
Thank you Ester! What a sweet "thank you" surprise!!!! I love every piece in the box. It was totally from your heart and I am so grateful for that! :)
And this my friends...is what I've been stressing out over since the first of February...The Belated Birthday Box!
Sweet Tammy of T's Daily Treasures was celebrating her birthday at the end of February.
So being the organized person I am (ha!), I thought surely I'd get a head start on the shipping and send it in early. It would get to Kuwait in 20 days, right? What? Kuwait? Are you crazy Jodie? Yes, I must have been crazy as I had all the hope in the United States Postal Service. (and I still do to this day)
Well, after almost a month after her birthday, she finally received it! Not all of my hair has fallen out since, but most of it! ;)
You can read more about the package, (not my hair) here.
Happy Belated Birthday once again Tammy ;)
And speaking of belated birthdays, because I'm sure she's steaming as she's reading this...I still have Sandy's birthday goodies strewn all over my studio. Her birthday was last November...that's how organized I really am! Sorry Sandy!
It's a good thing she loves me and never gets mad at me ;)
Now let's discuss the BLOGGER BLOOPERS...what's up with Blogger? I hope it's not just me but I've been trying to leave comments lately and sometimes, not all the time, my comments cannot be published. errrrrr!
Ya'll know me that when I leave a comment, it's usually this humongous short story. I click publish and it goes straight to an error. Lost. Totally lost somewhere out there in blogger land. Well, do you think I want to type all that again? I love you but come on now...I DO have a life even though it might not look like it at times! ;)
So I've come to terms with Blogger. Now when I type my comment, each and every one of them, I highlight it...right click...and click copy. Then I click post. If it goes through, fine! If it doesn't, at least I can go back and click paste and try it again! It usually works the second time but at least I don't have to type it all over again.
What's up with that? Are you having the same trouble???
I hope Blogger clears this up soon, it IS very irritating!!!!
Speaking of irritating...my studio is a mess again!
this is a long post.
I'll let ya go now, although I love your company and hate to say goodbye ;)