Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Another Most Excellent Mail Day...


Anticipation...
Today's daily grind -- the all-too-familiar decluttering, reorganizing etc. -- was pleasantly interrupted by the arrival of the mail man, bearing another package!

Yay, I thought, it's from Autum at CreativeLittleDaisy!

Autum had graciously agreed to swap some knitted goods for one of her beautiful purses.
She asked me what I wanted, and I trust her taste so much that I asked her to please surprise me. I told her a little bit about the colors that I usually wear, the bag that I typically carry, etc. - so I was very excited to see what was in the box!

When I opened up the package, my breath was literally taken away. It was perfect. It was so amazingly spot-on that I was actually speechless (which *never* happens!) What Autum made for me was exactly what I would have made for myself.


No, scratch that. It wasn't. Because for starters, I didn't even know that you could make a back pack! Which is what Autum did - she made the most beautiful backpack I've ever seen. The fabric choices, the workmanship - all of it just amazing. Plus, there is so much thought and consideration that she put into it - the inside is lined with pockets, so that all my things won't go sinking to the bottom. And I love the colors inside! There's also a loop for me to loop my keys to*, and the accessories! Did I mention the clever accessories? And the fabulous tone-on-tone monogram?
I just feel so stylish.


Even the inside is gorgeous!
My pictures don't even begin to do it justice, I am afraid (it was overcast today, and there was no light in the house!) - you'll just have to trust me when I tell you that it is truly, truly lovely and I am just delighted beyond belief. You can click on any picture to see a larger view, and get more detail.

Oh, and you know how I was saying that it's difficult to take a picture of your own head? I learned that it's even more difficult to try to take a picture of your own back. That last picture is included purely for comic relief. And the sad part is that I must have taken 3 dozen attempts - and that was the best of the lot!

Thank you, Autum!




UPDATE: Autum has pictures of her own up! Go see!

* which Bubba is going to be glad to see! I currently just hook my keys to a strap on the outside of my former bag and he was always telling me not to do that, they'd get lost...

9 comments:

blair said...

Autum's sewing is perfection, lucky you. A great shape and fabric combo.

capello said...

OMG, that backpack is awesome.

(Back-pack, back-pack!)

Rohanknitter said...

That is gorgeous, lucky girl!

Kristy said...

Autums work is so beautiful!

autum said...

I am so glad you like it!

Angela said...

It's gorgeous and you are too cute!

Editrix said...

That is one stunning bag!

MéLisa said...

That is the bestest backpack I have ever seen & you photographic genius continues to amaze! ;)

jen said...

ooooh pretty pretty bag! you are so lucky!