I was out all morning and knew that my package had been in Edmonton on the 15th..I thought that maybe it would get here today, but never would have expected them to just leave it! So I didn't have to wait to go pick it up at the post office.
First of all, somehow I just knew that this package was going to smell good. It must be dreadlocklove's study of herbalism that got me thinking this. I wasn't even expecting any herbal products necessarily, but figured just being in her house would make it smell good. And I was right!! The first thing I noticed was the lovely smell.
And not just any smell - my favourite - lavender.
The funny thing is that I just smelled two different products in the last few days made with an artificial lavender smell and they made me realize how much I love the real thing.
So anyway, on to what was in this nice smelling box. First, an apple cozy! So cute -one of those things I've admired and wished I could make, but never planned to buy for myself - in other words, a terrific thing to get in a swap! The other item in this photo is the Bloomin' Belly Butter Jessica made for me. It has avocado oil, coconut oil, beeswax and lavender essential oil in it (that's where the smell came from !). This was at the bottom of the box, but it had to go into a group shot so I didn't end up cluttering up the page with TONS of photos.
Then, an adorable woodland elf hat and bootie set for the baby I'm working on.
These practically made me squeal I was so happy about them. There were also two patterns near the top of the box - one for baby clothes and one for ponchos.
Crocheted slippers from my wist. And brown is great, Jessica! I have two skeins of this same yarn at home, actually. I sewed the buttons on right away (she left that for me to do so they would fit me right) so I could get an good action shot.
A knitted tube hat that I'm totally in love with. I have some that are similar on my wist, so this is very cool. Perfect because my sister-in-law just made me a fleece-lined crocheted hat for my birthday but it's very warm, so this will be good for when I don't need so much warmth.
A beautiful green shawl - another wist item.
Finally, a lovely nursing poncho in dark brown that I'm super excited about. I knew this one was coming, but didn't know the colour yet and I love it. In some lights it looks purple. Perhaps my partner can confirm the actual colour?? This is a nice blended natural fabric, too - bamboo, silk and cotton if I remember right. Very light weight, which is great for nursing a baby, especially since baby is due in May and will pretty much be attached to me the whole summer.
I had a hard time getting a good action shot and if it's just lying down, it doesn't exactly give a good feel of what it looks like. If my partner has a good picture, maybe she'll post it??