a couple days ago, i received a lovely swap package from samantha... after ripping open the envelope in excitement, i began looking through everything, and then putting it all back so i can take pictures as if i didn't open it yet... am i the only one that does this? anyhow, this is how the package looked once out of the envelope.... a pretty handmade bag holding a ton of goodies inside and under...
and what a plethora of goodness!!! there were sheets of vintage wallpaper in all colors and patterns... and a retro fairy tales book (perfect timing for inspiration for amy's atc swap), which held even more papers! she even included a book polar by elaine moss and jeannie baker... the illustrations in both books are so wonderful and completely my style!!!! there was even clip arts of beautiful fairies and flowers and animals!
but that's not all! there was oodles of papers and book clippings.... as well as an humpty dumpty clipping and the fiddlin' cat... there was shiny paper, dotted paper, fuzzy paper,stationary, and borders too! she also included embellishments and tags and more stationary, pretty napkins, and australian postage stamps from the 60's and 70's.... aren't you amazed?! i said "awwww" and "wow" so many times while going through the package, that diego kept mimicking me... haha!
and there was still more in this package!!! fabric (for my june goal to sew some goodies)!!!... even ribbon too! but lastly, she sent me a handmade apron that was worn right away!! (yes, that is diego's foot in the way, with his too small socks).... i cannot wait to reorganize my studio to put all this stuff in right order (yes, i do this every time i get new stuff)
thanks samantha so much for the fantastic package! it was a pleasure to swap with you!
i have had only wonderful packages with every person i've swapped with... thank you all :)