A couple weeks ago, Kari sent me the sweetest package. I can't believe I waited this long to post it. Just look at all these goodies!
Not only did she include some great handmade items, but not wanting to leave Kyle out of the goodness of getting mail, Kari tossed in a little something for him, too. I'm going to show off the entire package, item by item. First up: a beautiful handmade card (she received it in a swap...isn't that great?). It came in a lovely vellum envelope, too.
She also sent me some gorgeous glass beads from Blue Moon Beads...can't wait to use them in a project. The blue-greenish beads with the white flowers make my mouth water. If I could eat them, I would. And Kari also sent some of her famous tsumami kanzashi flower snaps, which, by the way, she now sells in her etsy shop. Lavender and green, lavender and green! Woot! These came snapped onto pins, so now I can pin them on bags and blazers. Kari also included a hair clip with a snap button, so the kanzashi goodness can be worn in my hair, too. I love how versatile they are.
Recently, Kari also posted a tutorial on how to make bath bombs. After sampling the bath bombs that she sent me, I'm super-tempted to make some, too. They smell like heaven. The bigger greenish one is jasmine-scented, and the smaller yellow flowers are tropical hibiscus (with a bit of glitter, too!). I think I'm addicted to baths now...doesn't hurt to pamper yourself once in a while, right? Or in my case, several days in a row. Hehe.
See those lovely bird marble magnets? They are the first magnets that Kari has made, and they are just gorgeous. I adore the drawing and simple coloring. Kari says that artwork is from a Michigan artist named Gwen Frostic, who created works inspired by nature. The hand-written cards that everything is sitting on are recipe cards for making a delicious-sounding white chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce. I can't wait to make this...as soon as I get a food processor or blender for the sauce. Can you believe that I have *neither* of these? I have uber-strong forearms from whipping/blending things by hand. Not something I'd like to brag about =P.
See all of this chocolate? Kari was nice enough to include enough white chocolate to make her mousse recipe, and some bonus truffles and dark chocolate for Kyle to nibble on. So thoughtful! Oh yes, and I have to say something about the tea bags. They are Might Leaf tropical green tea, and seriously, the *best* tea bags that I have ever used. The bags are stuffed with whole tea leaves, and really do give you a taste of the tropics.
Last but not least (Kari totally spoiled me, huh? Bwahahahah!), Kari made me a fleece tree scarf. It's very soft and cozy, and very well-made. I love all of the little details on it, and it's so unique.
Thanks so much for everything, Kari! You rock!