Goodies in the Mail
|Saw this at the grocery store and had to snap the pic!|
I'm rethinking my blog setup again.
After such rambling posts as yesterday's and well. . .most of the others, I begin to wonder if it would just be better to have smaller, more concise posts but just several of them in the day. For example, yesterday's post could have been broken down into three posts (1) a run-down of my weekend, (2)Etsy and jewelry-making, (3) meal planning. I'd really like to know what y'all think. Most likely, all of those topics would have still have been posted yesterday (maybe), but just spread out a little more. Would that have been more manageable for you or just annoying? Let me know.
Yesterday I promised lots of pictures in the post today. And, I'd hate to disappoint.
Basically, I got several packages in the mail in the last few days and I want to show off what was in them.
On Friday, the Grab Bag Surprise I won from Beth at Vintage Sweets showed up in my mailbox.Since it was a total mystery what was in the package, I was ripping into that thing ASAP!
Beth sent me some fabulous natural beads.
|All the beady goodness still in their bags|
|Left: White Coral Right: Hand-rolled Pottery|
|Bone and Horn Doughnuts|
|Beth had these marked as "Agate?" Can anyone confirm that for us?|
I'm completely enamored with the shell ones. In fact, I immediately used them in the domino necklace I asked you about yesterday.(I'd still love to know what you think.)
Thank you SO MUCH Beth. It was a fantastic surprise!
Monday, I had TWO packages in my mailbox. Naturally, I checked the mail on my way out the door to the grocery store and REALLY needed to be on my way. . .so I had to exert some serious patience (of which I have NONE) to wait until I got back from the store to open them.
I opened my order from Mermaid Glass firstI made the decision to get into that one, because I wanted to see just how MUCH patience I had in waiting to open another surprise one. However, I found a few surprises inside the box for Laurie anyway!
|The fab little box my order came in|
|The contents of the little box. . .my order, AND a SURPRISE of some gorgeous blue beads and an atomic fire ball!|
|The beautiful Fairy Flowers I ordered for Mermaid Glass|
Then I ripped into the package from my Button Swap Partner, Maryanne Gross from Zingala's Workshop.
Since I just got the package yesterday, I haven't QUITE figured out what I'll be making for the big reveal on April 21st. But, I've got some time. Michelle Mach has all the rules and info about the Button Swap on her site.
|Isn't this tag Maryanne made just the cutest thing?|
|Here's a better look at the buttons she sent. The top one is handmade by a friend of Maryanne's. COOL!|
So, I've been in package heaven for the past few days...Love it!
And, because I'm weird like this, I have to also show you my "bubble wrap amusement" from yesterday
|The beads from Mermaid Glass were wrapped in this teeny-tiny bubble wrap|
|The button tag from Maryanne was is the MASSIVE bubble wrap.|
The contrast in the size of the bubble wrap really had me chuckling. . . I told you I was weird.
Moving on . . .
One of my JUNK NECKLACES sold over the weekend, so I added another one to the shop this morning.
|White Trash JUNK Necklace|
Lastly, Saint Patrick's Day is FAST approaching and I haven't shared ANY links. So, let me remedy that situation:
- Felt shamrock embroidered pin
- Guiness chocolate pudding recipe
- Clover for Door made from yarn and cardboard
- Paper roll shamrocks
- Clover hair pins
Don't forget, I'd like to know:
1. What you think about smaller, more frequent blog posts
2. If those beads from Beth are indeed a type of agate
3. What you think of the domino necklace/lace issue.
Leave me a comment on one or all of those topics. I'd really appreciate it. THANKS!