The package above arrived early in the month from May in the UK. I just LOVE the stamped images on the envie...so different from the ones I have. I'm loving the Swap for All Seasons this year.
The best part was what was inside that lovely package. This is the little banner I received from May...I absolutely LOVE it!!! Since I love to sew, the dress form is so perfect for me...and the vintage style & trims & lace are fabulous. It's up on my quilting inspiration board right now, so I see it every time I'm in my studio. Thanks, May!
Even the back of this piece is adorable...look at that tiny pink safety pin holding on her name so I always remember who created this wonderful piece just for me. I wouldn't be able to forget anyway!
Gracie had to inspect it as soon as I opened it...of course. May, you'll be happy to know that Gracie approves of your wonderful artwork. It's kitty approved.
This is what everything looked like wrapped up...what a fabulous idea to use doilies to wrap the little banner. In addition to the goodies above, May included lots of UK postage stamps for me to use in my journals & other artwork. Yummy tea for these cold winter days & nights, too. Awesome.
These are the doilies that were wrapped around my banner. I need to do something special with them for sure.
Look at the color & detail on this one. I think it's calling out to be a pillow top.
Finally, this is the piece of fabric May sent my way. It's beautiful...I still haven't decided what to do with it...maybe it will be the cover for a fantasy travel journal. I'd love to get to the UK one day...and at least I can go there in my dreams.
Well...this post is long enough. In a few days I'll be back to share the little banner I made for Joy, my swap partner for February. Luckily I had her banner done before the crud hit me.
Take care & be creative...March has come in like a lion here...I'm hoping it will become a lamb really soon...this snow & cold stuff was old months ago.