My friend Shroo and I did an art swap-I am in love with all of Rachael's art, and my favorites are her handmade journals She recently posted several in her Etsy shop and I just really fell in love; one especially. I am not shy-lol-and asked her if she would like to do a swap instead of exchanging money-and she said yes and would add some surprises too.
So I set up a package for her filled with my art dyed cloth and nature printing, hand dyes etc. and today my parcel arrived.
This happy mail arrived on a day where I really needed to feel the love-Larry will be recovering for some time now, he was really sick with the pneumonia, and I got hit with an allergy attack yesterday.
We are both on the mends now-but I can see this will be slow going.
I knew this package would be filled with awesomeness, love, and surprises so I grabbed a cup of mullien tea, my camera and I really took my time to enjoy everything-no rushing.
Here are the photos and I just loved and really enjoyed all the packaging details. I also wanted a photo record so I could go back and enjoy and absorb all this loveliness again.
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A too sweet teddy bear and beautiful packages waiting to be opened:
Inside: this lovely skein of silk yarn-so soft-and the perfect colors for my up coming saori weaving project on my mini loom
I love this little cat bead-sorry picture not super clear (I may need to update this photo)-this bag filled with awesome beads and charms, many of the beads look handmade too
Inside: handmade jewelry by Shroo-love this too
Inside: this lovely journal I fell in love with, Shroo also made me a handmade pouch to protect my journal when carrying in my purse or bag.
Yep still more surprises in my awesome parcel
Inside: pieces of her art work for me to "play" with-adult coloring pages-
This piece is sooo special-I will be looking for a frame
and inside this parcel: Shroo made me an art tile from one of my photos that I had shared of our deer-she sent along a stand for it as well-It already is sitting in the perfect spot for me to enjoy every day-too awesome my friend!
So this was just all so amazing-I now feel like I am a Royal-big hugs and love to my friend Rachael and the Colonel