Filed under: mail goodies
Finally. I get to post my lovely quilt! Alright, I know you all know the deal now- the play food/quilt swap, right? Well, Amy was worried that my food would out-do her quilt. HA! Look at this beautiful quilt. I got a real quilt…in the mail! THAT is awesome, no? Amy posted it on her site if you want to read her words about it too.
It's big! It is so pretty and happy. I love all the small prints. I love the layout. I love the old-fashioned feel and weight of it. I love all the colors. That was the only thing she wanted me to pick, the colors. I requested-red & white with a touch of aqua. I think she added the perfect amount of aqua. She did such a wonderful job! I laid it around our house in random places for awhile just so I could admire it as I went through the day. It is perfect…even the back of it is great. Don't ya love the patchy stripe there? fun.
I'm far away from being able to do a quilt like this – cutting all those squares out and trying to decide on a layout. That would take me for. ever. AND the binding! The handstitching! Oh that Amy is the master binder. It is perfection.
AND she even made a sweet little doll quilt for Keely!
So cute. I'm tempted to hang it up somewhere. So, I think Amy truly outdid herself here and I am one happy swapper. Amy I so love the quilt and all the thoughtfulness and energy that you put into. Thank you my friend.
April 30, 2007
Today, instead of my planned post (consider yourself lucky), I must make it a thank you post. Good golly have I gotten some mail goodies lately. Let us have a look-see, shall we?
A few weeks ago, I received some thank you homemade soap from Lera along with a charming little ornament. Then, a fabric bundle from Soulemama came my way with a sweet card included.
Oh yes, I also won some Tord-olini paper garland (not shown) from Sara+h
This week I got a surprise package from Manda of TreeFall…look how lovely it was all packaged up!
Keely and I loved her fabric/initial tags. They are on our tree now. Inside was this fun stuff!
Books, stripy tights and socks, a bitty stocking and a lovely snowflake card.
And today we got this from Alicia.
A sweet little bench made of branches and an beautiful bag for Miss Keely. She is using it to cart around matchbox cars.
So to all of you wonderful surprise gift-givers, past and present, a big warm hug and a sincere thank you! You are all too kind. There is such generosity and care put into these gifts from people whom I've never met from all over the globe. It is just…wow! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thank you.
I hope you all have a delightful weekend.
(*Please note Keely's outfit in the above photo. It is all she would peacefully agree to wear. It is one of our many issues of late. All clothes are evil, actually everything that touches her body for any length of time is straight from the underworld.)
December 15, 2006
What was I supposed to do? TWO short, little, chunky chairs for $3. I could not stop myself. So what? We have a few (cough, cough) too many chairs in our house. You hushie upppie husband. Also, look at this.
It's a little vintage doll changing table! ACK! Killing me with cuteness. Keely rarely even plays with dolls, but perhaps this will inspire her too. Just look at it! It has little storage baskets underneath, a little mat…It also folds up to half the size.
I really intended to stop posting my thrifting finds, but I couldn't resist sharing those.
Also, I got the most super-fabu pin cushion in the mail from Capello. This thing is awesome and it's stuffed with cotton, not cheap polyfill like I sadly use. I must go get some of the good stuff now. I'm a convert. Thank you Capello for all the goodies.
November 17, 2006
Hmmm. Well, it seems I'm not the only blogger in a weird place right now. I can't believe how many of you are feeling this way. Maybe it's the changing seasons, maybe not. Blogworld all together seems a bit slow and not normal right now. Maybe we are all a bit crazy in our own special ways. My motto is now, "Crazy, it's the new normal." heh.
I got a new photo up on the banner. duh. We can see that. It's huge and we still had to crop the bowl off. I don't like my bowl being chopped up. hmm. I'm working on a better sized one. It's a nutty banner for a nutty lady. So, I was going to write about sad, confusing, bad feeling thing that happened yesterday, which further proves to me that my skin is too thin for the outside world, but luckily I got an awesome package in the mail today which made me smile, smile, smile. It also means that I got something nicer to post about. And that is a good thing. So, just look at this!
Sweet Joanna posted a photo of a baby sling she made and I thought it was so perfect that I told her I'd love some of the measurements, so I could try it out. (*No, I'm not in immediate need of a baby sling but you never know.) Now, not only is Joanna the mom of THREE boys, but she is also a super crafty lady AND incredibly kind. She went and made me a sling and sent it to me! How cool is that? It is made of really pretty fabric on one side and solid linen on the other. I loved how she tied it up and her groovy tag too. It was so unexpected and definately a bright spot in my day. Thank you so much you sweet, busy, lady. I just love it. I mean, wow!
September 28, 2006
A few weeks ago I sent Molly
some fabric and in exchange she sent me this lovely pendant. It's a beautiful shade of blue and it has a little leaf print in it. I love it.
She also included these buttons she made! How neat are these? This stuff is so very cool. I really do love them. Thank you Molly! She has some for sale in her shop
too, so you know what to do if you want some too.
A few other things I found thrifting this week:
Keely was talking about not wanting to go to sleep the other day at nap time and I was telling her that everyone needs to sleep and even animals need to sleep, blah, blah, blah. She started naming off individual creatures and asking if they slept too. Yes. Yes, bears and birds and horses, they all sleep. Then she said, "What about bugs? Do bugs sleep too?" Silence from mommy on that
one. Aww, crud. I really didn't know the answer. Is this common knowledge. Did I miss that day of 6th grade science class? I've never thought about it I guess. It is not good when your just 3 year old stumps you. I had to look it up. Thank you internet. The answer is yes-ish and not quite. Read here
, if you must know.
Tomorrow is the first day of Fall my friends. I hope the weather is pleasant where you are and that the new season brings goods things your way.
September 22, 2006
The lovely Katurah finally, finally got her package that I sent oh….about 3 months ago!!!The USPS is not a friend of mine. I forgot what I even put in it, until I read her sweet post! Then, I thought that I could have made an even better package now. I've learned how to sew many more things since April! Mostly I just sent her crafty supplies, since I knew that is what she and her children had a hard time getting in Zambia. I am glad she finally got it though. I really thought it was lost forever.
June 22, 2006
Last week when I was ohhh-ing and ahhh-ing over the chenille on the bib that Happythings
sent us, kind Linda
said she was going to send me some to play with. I got it yesterday and it is so pretty and soft! Pink and purple for the girly-girl. Keely will be very pleased with this set of bibs I'm sure! Thank you Linda for your generosity.
Not much thrifting going on the last couple of weeks, but I got this sheet yesterday for $2. and I really like it. It's big and bright and has happy colors and it was cheap!
Oh yeah, you remember awhile ago when I was finding all those babydoll cribs? Well, yesterday the thrift store had another one JUST like the one I bought for Keely and it was $29. HUH? I got hers for …what…$4? At the same store. strange.
May 4, 2006
Luckybeans and I arranged a little swap a month or so ago and I was so surprised to get my package from her yesterday. When I (o.k really my hubby) went to the post office to send her box off they said it would take 30-90 days to get to her! I so hope that is not true.
Now be prepared to be soooooo jealous. Just take a look at this lovely spread of wonderful, smile-inducing gifts…
First, the softie. Oh the flippin' adorable-oh-my-god-I-don't-think-I-can-breathe softie. I had no idea I was getting a softie. She is so cute and soft and loveable. I had to take this picture when Keely was napping because she won't let me even hold it! She stole it from me and said, "It is my mouse and she needs a bottle!" WELL! The darling softie has a matching red blanket and then there is a sweet little shirt for Keely with a matching heart patched on it! ACK! Can you stand it? AND THEN I got my very own THANDI! That's right. Oh you must be so jealous. Thandi is going in a little frame over my desk where I hang pretty little things. Let's see what else? Well, there are 3 super groovy recipe cards, a little covered matchbox with my very own luckybeans in them, beautiful wooden buttons, a box of African tea, and a nifty little pouch with some sweet pencils, erasers, stickers, and notebook inside. OH yes, if you want to see our little softie's backside you can look here at Luckybeans site where she posted her. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I love you forever and ever and ever. Mail goodies all the way from Africa, who would of ever thought.
I know at a later date, when she has more "free" time, Mrs. Luckybeans is going to open up an Etsy shop. I mean, she has got some talent! Wow. wow. and wow!
May 2, 2006
Look what Amy sent me: Lovely yellow fabric, her bib template (with instructions!), a super cool bib that she made and a sweet little note card. Isn't it grand? I love polka dots and our kitchen is light green, so the bib matches! pah-cha! I 'm really liking the chenille backing too…where do you get that at? I love it Amy and I am so appreciative. Thank you!
Backstory: Amy offered to send me her template for making a bib because, like her, I still stick a bib on the kiddo at mealtimes. We don't have enough clothes for how messy she can be. Actually, she is a really picky eater and most of the things she will eat are just messy! Yogurt and pureed fruit for example.
All the store bibs are either too small, too hard, or too gawdy and we really need some more bibs. I tried making a bib and it did not go well. I couldn't get the neck hole right. Keely cried when I tried to get her to wear it. If I get it out she says, "NO! Not THAT one." So I am thrilled to have this template to go with now. I hope to try it out this weekend. I must figure out how to sew velcro on first.
Remember that Mommies book I posted awhile back? Well, Amy sent the yellow fabric in regards to that. She noted the Mommy's apron and I said I have NO yellow in my stash. I do now. I got the book out and looked at all the pictures of the mommy wearing an apron (and there are a lot!) they are all in different patterns of yellow.
Thank you again Amy!
April 27, 2006
ANOTHER goodie box in the mail! Two in one week! I am unworthy.
This lovely package arrived from sweet Tasha
today. Let's take a peak at the yummy stuff, shall we? First, holy fabric Batman! Tasha, you did so good with my taste. I love them all. The polka dots make me happy, happy, and the little purses, oh and the novelty Hula girls. LOVE IT! She also included sweets for my sweet and the cutest little stool for Keely. Now, the word is out about my love of wee chairs. Keely snagged the stool away and claimed it was a table for her bunnies tea parties. Well, ok then. I guess she likes it. And Tasha, that was some cute
tissue paper you used to wrap it all up. It has little ladybugs all over it. You are too kind and I am very greatful. I am going to wrap myself in polka dots now and smile.
April 7, 2006