This seems like a cozy spot for me. I stake my claim.
First, I should mention that Lunanne used my favorite wrapping paper for many of the packages, brown paper. She couldn't have known, but I love brown paper packages and cardboard boxes
Day 1: Received a lovely little notebook with a bird pattern cover. I love birds and this will fit so nicely in my purse. She also made an owl bookmark with red beads. This must have taken a long time to make. I love them both.
Day 2: Lunanne made me some wonderful note cards and Christmas cards. They are stamped inside and on the envelopes. How cute! I really needed note cards and these Christmas cards will go to only very special people. I can't wait until tomorrow!
Day 3--Two, yes two, amazing hot air balloon ornaments for my Steampunk Tree. The beading is so complex that I can't believe she made me two. Just look at how the baskets are constructed.
Day 4--A lovely kit to make a pendant. I am looking forward to learning this technique and to wearing it of course
Day 5--I love this holiday mix, all tucked into this cute Santa bag--an apron and some very cute and soft socks for Christmas morning, stickers, tiny decorated clothespins that I will use for hanging my Christmas cards, and chocolate treats--turtles are my favorites.
Day 6 --spherical paper ball ornaments. I don't know whether to place these on my regular tee or my Steampunk tree, maybe both, after all she sent me six in a cute storage box.
Day 7--An adorable button Christmas tree. I love buttons (who doesn't) and especially red ones. This will go so well with several items I received last year in a stocking swap (but maybe Lunanne already knew that
) It has a very cheerful, vintage look.
Day 8--a very special gift. A hand-made journal/sketchbook with coovepic lacing (is that right?) I just love it. It is beautifully made and I will sketch my swap projects in it. Thank you so much. It is lovely.
Day 9--an adorable tiny house garland. I have loads of tiny houses on my Pinterest, so this is definitely "me". The houses are embroidered and have tiny loops attached with buttons on each side. I tried to show this in the picture. I am going to try this technique on some ornaments. It looks lovely. Also, the ornaments are tied on to the garland, so they can be untied and hung individually.
Day 10--an amazing assortment of jewelry in my favorite color. Lunanne, you are definitely a skilled jewelry maker. These pieces are lovely and I can well imagine how long they took to make.
This Steampunk inspired necklace and earrings are beautifyl. I love how the charms cascade. I put them on instantly.
Here is a bracelet and earrings set that will go with several jackets and blouses. As I said, this is my favorite color.
Another very pretty bracelet and earrings set, along with some cute, pink key earrings.
This is a fabulous necklace and earrings set! It is so beautiful and I have never seen anything like it. Again, I LOVE the color and the shape. I think this one is my favorite.
Here is a group shot of all the lovely pieces. I will have new jewelry to wear for days!
What a fabulous package, Lunanne. Thank you.
Day 11--A lushius, cranberry scarf and hat. I just got my hair cut short and a warm snuggly hat and scarf are just what I need. It is very soft and warm and I love the color against my black coat.
Day 12--my computer has been inoperable, but my son fixed it, so I am finally able to post pictures. Lunanne's 12th day package is overwhelming. She chose a fabulous indigo fabric to craft me a crochet hook/knitting needle roll and THREE lined, zippered bags. Better yet, each bag is loaded with crafting supplies. She also included some lovely scrapbooking embellishments.
Group shot--I just love the fabric, and the metal teeth on the zippers go great with it.
Fist bag--loaded with fun supplies. Big wooden spools (I have a craft in mind for these already), Washi tape (my first roll), plastic tags and sharpies to mark your yarn (these, I desperately need), and there were also some stitch markers that have already made their way into my knitting kit, and a packet of Canadian stamps. I was delighted to find the stamps. I have been saving up stamps for a decoupage project and these will add some international flavor.
Second bag--embroidery floss--perfect for my Teesha Moore patch obsession and some little bottles that will be so perfect for my Steampunk projects.
Third bag--Bountious bags of beautious beads! So many bags of beads, from black and white, to earth tones, to hot pink, and a font of fabulous findings. I will be able to stay at home and shop from my stash for so many items from bracelets, to earrings, to rings, and necklaces. I can't wait to get crafting with these.
Thank you so much Lunanne for such thoughtful, beautifully crafted gifts. I am amazed at the variety of crafts you did for me--sewing, jewelry making, crocheting, paper crafts, and bookbinding!