What a wonderful Christmas! I thoroughly enjoyed opening all my stocking stuffers and gifts from greenfaerie. She totally nailed it -- everything is exactly what I would have chosen for myself.
First, a shot of all the stocking items together:
As always, I apologize for the poor photos. I need a better camera.
She sent glue sticks, Earl Grey teabags, almonds, a lovely bar of aloe soap, a patchwork potholder, 2 light blue ribbon bookmarks, four beautiful handmade rubber stamps, a cute green retractable tape measure (already in my purse), two sets of stitch markers, marble magnets, a COEXIST hanger (closeups to follow), herb markers, a miniature footstool/pincushion, a letter Z ornament, the sweetest little duck, and two pairs of beaded earrings!
Now for the closeups. I had to select my absolute favs, cause otherwise I would take up the entire Craftster bandwidth! Here we go:
These stitch markers and earrings are made with wire wrapping, which I SO admire:
Action shot of one of the earrings. I put one pair in right away:
Rubber stamps, just as I wanted, of leaves, a pine tree, and the letter Z (which has special meaning for me):
Now, a group of things made with this beautiful natural-looking clay. I just love all of these:
herb pot markers:
A little ducky for my collection:
Isn't he the most adorable little guy?
And this -- I had tears in my eyes when I opened it. I've always loved the things that say COEXIST with each letter being a symbol of one of the world's major religions. WELL, greenfaerie made this hanger using that idea. (Sorry the pic is sideways -- it's been a long day.)
Here's closeup of the last letter -- the T -- which is a Christian cross:
It's already hanging on my living room wall.
We also swapped a large item, and greenfaerie was SO generous. I received two beautiful items, which will both fit nicely into my home.
This cute clock, decoupaged with this uber cute paper of woodland animals -- I had admired the paper in another post, and she must have found the same paper:
THEN there is a gorgeous, soft woven table runner in several shades of green, embroidered with three pine trees. I am a total sucker for pine tree shapes:
No matter how I tried, I couldn't get a good picture of it. So greenfaerie, if you have better shots of any of the things you sent, please feel free to post them.
I feel completely and totally spoiled. The best part is the feeling that someone made things especially for me. Thank you, thank you, greenfaerie, for sending me a super Christmas in a box.