Part I Tea Party
Yesterday Cordelia and I went to a dress up tea party at our friend's house. I used it as an opportunity to have Cordelia wear this over-the-top dress she had been given (lace, bows, beads, etc,). I dressed up too! We had peach tea and blueberry muffins. Fun was had by all!
Part II Jackpot!!!
One thing I LOVE about blogging is meeting so many wonderful new and interesting people. I have made lifelong friendships. I have been moved by so many of you. I have been inspired by you as well.
Recently I was contacted by Elissa from On My Way Home. She said she had some fabric scraps that she thought I might enjoy. I was caught off guard by such a thoughtful gesture and accepted her generous offer.
Well the box arrived this week and it was, as the title of this blog implies, a jackpot! Elissa was so thoughtful, but also very intuitive! I was incredibly excited about every little item I pulled out. I took a good hour just to unload the box as I kept getting sidetracked with ideas and inspirations!
There was a package filled with paper, photos and vintage postcards.
Paper. She must have remembered that I do a lot of art with paper. I am completely excited to use this!
I loved the hilarious collection of postcards of Lawrence Welk's home! Look at that carpet!
Stickers for Cordelia.
An adorable journal. I think I will use it for my gardening notes!
A Japanese newspaper. I can think of a zillion ways to use this. Elissa said she uses it for wrapping paper!
Also in the box were a ton of awesome vintage patterns! Right up my alley.
And of course there was fabric.
Lots of fabric!!!
I can't wait to dig in! Thanks Elissa!!
Part III Idea for Us
Elissa's awesome gift box got me thinking. I have tons of crafting and sewing bits that I love, but can't seem to use and I am sure you do too. Wouldn't it be great to get a little mutual inspiration going? My idea is that I could gather the names and addresses of those interested in a little swap (fabric, notions, craft items, etc.) and pair everyone up. I think we could all agree upon a standard size box and then fill it up! Then we could all exchange and find new inspiration...what do you think? If you are interested please email me---my email address can be found on my profile page.