I got my package from gamemom42 today! I went home for lunch and it was waiting on my front porch.
Everything all neatly wrapped. I love the flowery tissue paper!
I asked for decorative things for my walls, and gamemom42 made me this really neat mixed media art piece.
It's painted, collage'd with map pieces, and stamped with happy yellow butterflies! I think there might also be some bubble wrap stamping involved..?
Also for my wall, this lovely little embroidery of overlapping multicolor spirals! I can't believe how neat and precise the stitching is, and I love the little pops of red.
Next up, some super-cute embroidered felt goodies. The rainbow star is actually a refrigerator magnet! I collect fridge magnets, and I love this one to bits.
The square might become a pincushion, or I might leave it flat and use it as a coaster - gamemom42 left it open on one end so I could choose, but I haven't decided yet.
And now, my favorite part of the entire package: RAINBOW TREE!!
This makes me so, so happy! Every time I look at it I find new bits to love. Flower beads! French knot hearts!
Stars! Butterflies! I love how the outline of the branches was done with strands of different colors of floss held together, it makes a really cool effect.
I'm not finished yet! Also included in my package were these two craft booklets, "Bargello Basics" and "Loom Beading Indian Style." I enjoy learning new crafts, and these look like fun!
And finally, gamemom42 sent me some crafty supplies. I got a wooden star to embellish, glass beads (which I can use when I learn loom beading!), and various sizes of embroidery hoops. I was especially excited to see the hoops, because after making the doodle tree that I sent to gamemom42, I decided I like embroidery - but I had sent her my only hoop!
Thank you so much, gamemom42! Everything is wonderful and I love it all!