Look everyone - I just had to share what I received in the post today!
Three beautifully wrapped parcels from the wonderfully talented
In the middle parcel was this beautiful post card in the style of Monet.
This was for a swap on the
Flickr group where the challenge was to make a collaged postcard
and to incorporate metal somewhere on it.
Unfortunately the photo has come out a bit dark, so you can't
see the cute little frog very clearly, but you can see the metal
in the form of an altered bottle top lily pad!
I love the watercolour effect and the colours.
On to the second parcel ... how exciting!!
It's a little kimono bag made of the most gorgeous silk fabrics.
It is padded and lined with a co-ordinating fabric.
The little head also has fabulous dimension and has been
padded and hand embroidered.
I love the kimono detail around the neck in particular.
Mrs A a while back did a little statitistical analysis of the comments
on her blog (yes, brainy as well as an amazing seamstress!) and I was lucky enough to have come in the top few commentors and as a reward she asked me what I'd like her to make for me!
Yes, I know, I couldn't believe it either!!!
I'd seen a little bag like the one above and although I felt a bit cheeky asking for it, I did, and am I glad now - yes sireeee!!
.... but that's not all!
The last parcel had a little tag attached
"Just a little extra for you"
Mrs A had included this because of the delay in sending!
It's a beautiful little silk kimono - measuring approx seven inches long.
I wish you could feel how deliciously soft and tactile it is!
I wanted to explore every inch of it so undid the belt (I know there's a proper name for the belt but I can't remember it at the moment)
Inside is lined with more fantastic silk fabric.
I am always totally in awe of Mrs A's work, her hand stitching
is perfection and without appearing too gushy I just cannot sing
her praises enough!
Even the lovely gift tags she made had more of the fabric on!
Thank you again Mrs A - to say you really made my day
would be an understatement!
Now I'm off to go play with a little bag and a kimono!