As promised, here's the little package that I sent to the wonderful Kari.
A little stripey sock dog, and apple cozy for Kari's mom (she has a "P" name and is just as awesome and crafty as her daughter). I haven't really sent out many packages or letters through snail mail before, so I didn't have any nice stationary sets and cards on hand. I know, bad, bad, Shirley. So, I made do with what I had available, broke out my colored pencils, and drew a little card. The dog's supposed to be a Shiba Inu, like Kari's dog Ginger, Crafty Ginger's little star.
Just as I was about to embroider eyes on the sock dog, I was struck with an idea...I could leave the dog unfinished, and leave Kari with the option of embroidering features of her choice. And I'm so glad I didn't finish him; I would have chosen something boring...plain old black circles, most likely. Kari's going to embroider sleepy eyes on him - I would have never thought of that, but it'd be *so* adorable.
And, hehe, I'm really ashamed to admit this, but the package that I sent to Kari wasn't put-together nicely like the one she sent me. Everything I sent her was, get this, shoved into a plastic grocery bag, and stuffed into a Priority Mail envelope. *cough* Lucky for me, Kari's an angel and didn't scold me for it. But I'm not always this awful at presentation, honest! (Then again, there were all those years in college where my friends and I would put birthday gifts under a blanket, consider that "gift-wrapped", and let the poor recipient lift the blanket to "unwrap" her presents...)
This is the little something that I sent to Anna, along with some munchies, as a thank you for the quilted pencil case she had sent to me. The two little birds are made with polymer clay, and are meant to be table-toppers. And the card...well, Anna has two adorable birds in London, and a cat named Booty in the U.S. I don't know how I got it in my head that they all lived together, but there you go. Heh, I'm sure all her animals would get along if they every were in a room together, but it's fun to let your imagination run away at times, right?
I actually drew Kari's card and Anna's card on the same day. The way I saw it in my head was that if you put the two cards side by side, they'd read as a single picture.
Heh, it kind of works, right? =)