Sunday, April 30, 2006
I have got mail. It made me speechless for some days. I wish I could describe the whole experience in my own language. Because this is something special! But you will have to deal with my limited vocabulary in English.
Super inspiring Theresa proposed a love-of-glitter-and-paper swap and it was my very first. But what a swap! I send my package early and she got mine before sending hers. I'm glad I did so. Otherwise I would have felt so sheepish when I saw what I got in return.
There was beautifully wrapped packages containing a signed copy of her oh-so-lovely! Snowbear book, lots of her sweet artwork, both printed and one-off, a super nice selection of patterned paper, a calendar, real vintage die cut scraps and all kinds of christmas details for paperwork.
And there was a freaking cool christmas stocking package including every little christmas thing I could dream of; spangles, American X-mas stamps, two fine pipecleaner characters (did you do those, Theresa??), gold and silver leaves, ribbons & glitter trim (ouuuu!!), handmade tags and stickers, beads, a fantastic snowman garland and more!!
I am so absolutely fascinated by the fact that someone living 1000's of miles away and whom I have never met and only known since beginning of this year, can send me such a personalized and appreciated gift! Not even my family or close friends understand theese little nuances in my world of paper, glitter, vintage stuff and christmas crafts. Amazing!!
Thank you so much, Theresa! It was a great experience.
Monday, April 17, 2006
My son, almost 4 years, has a special talent for drawing animals. He did his first recognizable horse before he was two! Since then he has spend at least 1 hour of drawing every day. Using if possible a notebook per day. My little suitcase for special drawings to keep for Mum & Dad has grown into two packing boxes!! Well, today I catched this turtle at his (money saving) drawing board. Isn't it cute?
Monday, April 10, 2006
Does anyone know where to buy beads like these???
I found these from a company in the Czech Republic, but they only do wholesale at a minimum quantity of 1000 €!
Apparently they are called hollow beads, but since this was my only match after 1½ hours searching, I can imagine there must be a more precise description.
They are (if you didn't already notice...) like the ones used in antique christmas ornaments.