I woke up this morning to a most lovely surprise. Kari, the superstar over at Crafty Ginger, gave me the heads up last night that a package she had sent out should be arriving any day now. After a whole night of anticipation, I jumped out of bed this morning - disheveled, unshowered, but oh-so-excited - and rushed to the lobby floor to greet "the mail guy" in my PJ's. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that a package was waiting for me in the mailroom. I quickly signed my name, grabbed my package, raced back up to my apartment, and attacked the box with some scissors.
I greedily emptied the box of all its contents. Just look at all these lovelies! There's a gorgeous pair of hand-made earrings (made by Kari and her mom), a Crafty Ginger tsumami kanzashi wristlet, yummy ribbons for my stash, and a hand-made card (from a Craftster swap). Kari also thoughtfully included two giant bags of Flamin' Hot Cheetos (my secret vice...I literally drooled when I saw them...isn't that awful?).
Here's a close-up of the earrings, and the note that accompanied them. I LOVE these earrings! They're so me, it's scary. The iridescence of the pearly beads, the extra hint of purple from the smaller bead, and the skill with which they were crafted fascinates me. I put them on immediately, and they instantly added class to my pajamas.
Here's the piece d'ressistance: The tsumami kanzashi flower wristlet that Kari will eventually sell in her etsy shop. Look, it's made (with care, hehe) just for me! Woot! Her packaging's simply marvelous, and I love the color scheme. One of my *favorite* color combinations is lavender and green. Kari, how did you know?
I love everything about this wristlet - the ribbon band, the buttons, the carefully-made flowers. As you can see in the picture, each kanzashi flower has a button at it's base, so you can change them to suit your mood. Nifty, huh? And there's more! Kari also included a pincushion with a button on its back, so I can just pop that on and sew my heart away at my fancy. (What a great idea, might I add).
That's my right wrist making it's modeling debut. Isn't the wristlet lovely? Bwahahah, and it's mine, all mine! *cackle* Kari, I am so sure these will sell like hotcakes when you do get around to listing them in your shop. Thank you so much!! I'm still not over how wonderful I felt opening your package. Everything inside is so special. You are awesome.
While I'm on the subject of crafts and mail, Anna sent me a lovely little package a little ways back. It came with the cutest mailing label, ever! It's a beagle from her Some Dogs (c) illustration. I was a little peeved that the people in the mail room heartlessly wrote my apartment number over the label, ruining it's perfection. *sigh* I suppose I'm over that now...well, as over it as I'm ever going to be, at any rate.
And here are the goodies inside: A wonderful pink patchwork pencil case, two gel pens, and some fruity gummy candy.
I've been using the case to store my crochet hooks; it's the perfect size for them. Haha, not at all uncharacteristic of me, I immediately ate the candy...so delicious! Thanks a bunch, Anna!
Stay tuned tomorrow for "Crafty Goodness in the Mail Part 2: Things I've Sent."