omigod, it's soo late but this post cannot
wait for daylight because i am sooo overwhelmed with the package i got from avian flight!
she whipped out some amazing stuff! prepare for some serious swapping envy!
a shot of all the loot:
what you are drooling over ladies and gentlemen is an incredible bunch of inspired crafting. there's a handbound journal, crochet teacup and saucer (soo cute!), my own coffee cozy, a lovely (soft) handbag, gourmet chocolate-drizzled snacks, a purse tea-tin, capacino and tea sampler packages, coffee packs, refills for the tea-tin, a mug stamp, and a felt teabag wallet.
a shot of the journal showing the lovely blank pages. i'll be using this puppy at work for my tasting journal. we have to record our impressions from our tastings of the week and classes (i work for peet's coffee and tea) and this book will be perfect!
here's a shot of the portable purse tea tin. it's sorta hard to see because it's covered in lovely shimmery paper that didn't like the flash on my digital. it says 'sugar and spice" on the top in case you can't make that out.
and here's the inside of the tin with the rest of the clever saying and the little stash of goodies - tea and different types of sugars so i can have a cuppa wherever i go! i'm enjoying a cup as i type (thank goodness it's decaf because it's late and i really should be in bed now).
this is a better pic of the adorable teacup and saucer. just marvel at the creative cuteness! i'm in love with this, i keep petting it. the black and pink crochet work of art is my very own non-throwaway java jacket! i can't wait to take this to work, it's perfect for identifying which comp coffee is mine on the fridge in the back of the store at work (we can drink as many beverages as we like while working and it gets hard to tell who's mocha is who's after a while). i like to pet this too. the pink yard is fuzzy and fun!
this is a pic of the amazing handbag my partner made. it's the pefect length to sling over my shoulder & across my chest (more secure to better thwart bag-stealing bandits) and comes with a decorative red crochet flower that i can wear as a pin when i feel like it. and i just might feel like it tomorrow! notice also the lovely chocolate-y felt lining. i can't keep my hands off it. soo soft. it's gonna be my new favorite purse, i can tell.
i'm saving this close-up last because i actually squeeled when i saw this. it's a felt tea-bag wallet! it's the cutest thing EVER. damn my crappy digital camera because it's hard to show the embroidered details, but there's a little "tea" tag stiched on the front.
and here's an inside shot so you can see the credit card slots and change purse with a sweet happy face shape used to stich the velcro closure on. it's funny, the wallet i've been using the past year (poketo kitty wallet designed by susie of www.boygirlparty.com
fame) has the exact same interior layout. this went into immediate use as i ripped my license and money out of my poketo wallet (sorry susie) and stuck everything in this one. i took out the cards for the photo lest my ugly license mug be thrust upon you all. i am soo tickeled with the creativity of this project and can't wait to show and tell at work tomorrow. seriously, everyone will envy me.
so a thousand thanks goes out to avian flight who knocked my socks off with her incredible generosity and amazing talent. this was a impressive package and stay tuned for a small thank-you from me!