After begging a family member to go sign for it at the P.O. (I work a long commute from home and am never in town during business hours), I have received Lunanne
's lovely package all the way from Canada! It was in a huuuuge box that weighed ten pounds, wowsa
This lady rocks, be prepared for the awesomeness!
First, everything together, very neatly wrapped and labeled by theme Frida Kahlo / Day of the Dead / Mexicana
Even though this theme wasn't really her style, Lunanne totally rocked it and made some amazing goodies!
Spooky skeleton bag (huge!), book constructed of envelopes and little pockets (awesome!), handpainted sugar skull plaque (gorgeous!), collage sugar skulls triptych (lovely!) and a saint key ring (perfect!):
The book was filled with Frida tags! Love, love, love:
Up-close shots: sugar skull plaque
, sugar skulls triptych
and key ringCats & Dogs
Holy cow, did I ever get spoiled on this theme! She sent me such a crazy amount of goodies for this one
First, all the lovely paper items, including a kitty bag, handcrafted notes and ideas book, special occasion cards, thank you cards, gift tags, notepad, stickies and three really nice pens in black, green and blue:
On all the paper items, she used the most precious little cat, dog and paw print stamps in a lovely earthy brownish-red color
Can you believe this was her first time making a book? It's PERFECT!
EVEN MORE cat and dog goodies! I have four cats and two dogs, and she made them tons and tons of toys
Initial catnip felt toys (!!!). They are so darling! There's P for Petra, P for Pearl, O for Orange and C for Callie
(Callie already drooled all over hers
) Lunanne also made them a little fishy apiece and each a stringy fabric toy:
For the doggies, Rocky and Boots (they are getting famous on here
), she made a slew of cute felt toys! Tree limbs, pretty braided ones and even some shaped like bones, I love it!Photography
I loved all the goodies wrapped up together for this theme
If I read her letter correctly, she stained and tiled the two larger frames herself, wow! They are absolutely perfect! She also included a magnetic frame and made an accordian-style photoholder, love!Gardening
Just like in the Cats & Dogs theme, Lunanne spoiled me here as well! Two bulging packages
Here's the first -- a lovely brown and pink apron with removable pin (favorite color combo EVER), handsewn gnome that rocks, lovely necklace she made, a pretty stamped bookmark, plant markers complete with a set of Sharpies, gardening gloves, and a mini wooden birdhouse
She even came up with a name for my new gnome: Gunter
MORE gardening goodies! Lovely windchimes (big and beautiful!) and a perfect little rain gauge Retro Housewife
Kind of a vague theme, but Lunane totally got it! She sent a hilariously cute spatula fridge magnet, a super girly bracelet (every lady needs pearls!), some AMAZING embroidered towels (!!!) and a rockin' full apron:
She did such an amazing job on the embroidery!
Up-close shots: bracelet
and apron fabricJar of Whimsies
She introduced me to this idea and I just loved it! We talked about it for a while, then the Jar of Whimsies Swap started but neither of us could join in time. So what does Lunanne do? Come up with most brilliant idea ever for us to make one for each other, chock full of goodies related to our themes and likes! She rocks
Here's what she sent me, it was PACKED FULL:
Not to ruin any surprises, but it looks like Lunanne and I had some similar ideas
Thanks so much for the incredibly awesome package, Lunanne!!!