Ofcourse I can hear my husbands voice saying "...and that would be different from any other week...how?
I took place in Rebecca of Thrifty Goodness' craft swap . My partner was the very creative,Heidi of Vacuming in Highheels and Pearls.As you can see when I opened the box it was like Christmas!My eyes 1st fell upon these vintage patterns,I am incredibly in love with the illustrations on these patterns ,and feel a Decopauge Spice project coming on soon!As you can tell by the photo below there was so much more than just decopauge fodder (CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE).
I love these scissors ,very much like pinking shears ,and ready to give any paper craft a vintage feel.
In this little sideways blogtography shot,you might notice A collection of stamps,little wire letters,a beginners guide to making homade paper,and my favorite ,pre-inked textured scratch board.If I cannot be inspired by these goodies ,I need to hang up my computer mouse!
Would you look at this box of vintage greeting cards. Be still my beating heart!Thank you Heidi and thank you Rebecca!
The next warm and fuzzies I recieved in the mail,were these fabulous vintage linens from Mary Ann,for no reason at all she sent me these,thats how sweet she is. I create little embellished re-cycled clothes for my littlest,and thoughtfulMary Ann,of A very Mary Design ,sent me these lovelies. She was lamenting about how her own baby is too old to enjoy the vintage love. Believe me ,I got a 10 year old that is too cool for school ,and I feel your pain.I'm cooking up a new kind of collaberation with Crooked Halo ,in terms of thrifted wardrobe to be revealed soon.
My new blogpanionJennifer ,of The Felt Mouse,conducted a "tell me your funnest Halloween stume " contest,earlier this month and I won!So heres my winning stume of Halloween past. My of the moment beau(about a year before I met the Hub)and I went as a Cubscout getting caught in Poison Ivy(guess who was the scout and who the ivy).
This was my prize, a Halloween Happy Pack!Creative girl that she is, sent me an original Felt Mouse Apron,isn't it wonderful! I'm sure Jennifer also notices that there is a lot less candy in the photo than she sent.
There was also a cupcake recipe from the Magnolia Bakery ,along with themed papers and sprinkles(doesn't sprinkles make everything better?).
Finally,just this afternoon,my darling(and one and only) Amandasent me a Halloween CD in the mail. Now I always have prided myself on having eclectic taste in music, but it seems my ECLECTRICITY is only run of the mill eclectic taste in music!From Siouxie Sue to Vincent Price,to Marriane Faithful to Coot Grant (think Ma Rainey),to Tim Curry to Book of Love (that one sent me to my happy place!),to The Cramps and The Brian Setzer Orchestra,her ookie Muertos/Samhain celebration had me checking the artist roster again and again,and just look at that gorgeous CD sleeve.
What these creative and generous kindred spirits don't know is the timing of their sweet gifts came during a particularly stressful and busy week. Their beautiful generosity really helped to buoy my spirits,but don't feel sorry for me.because in the words of Sally Field"You like me ,you really like me"!