While the last little bit may not have been great for blogging, or creating anything for that matter - it has been excellent for mail! I would be remiss in not sharing...
First off, I was lucky enough to win "Crafty Karma Tuesday" over at Maize Hutton's site a short while back. I've been reading Maize for some time now - she does so much wonderful work, and I love that she is interested in so many things (and seems to do them all so well...) I also admire her lovely new crafting space (OK, and I covet it more than a little bit, too. sigh) and can't wait to see what she gets up to in it.
Anyhow, as I was saying - I entered her CKT drawing, and was fortunate enough to win this adorable little felted green bag.
I'm linking to her picture of it, because for some reason, my attempts at taking pictures were beyond craptacular.
The bag arrived last week, even cuter than in the picture, and along with it came some lovely little extras: some beads to play with, and a couple of wonderful knitting magazines, called "The Workbasket" from the 1950's. A comforting afternoon was spent pouring over them, snuggled up in the big chair with some toast and Diet Coke. (I wanted to snuggle up with toast and tea or cocoa. But Georgia's weather was not cooperating and it was too darn hot... The sacrifices we have to make...)
It just dawned on me that today is Tuesday, so be sure to head over to Maize's to see what kind of loveliness she's offering up today! She mentioned that she had a few of these felted bags, so maybe you'll get as lucky as I did...
(and while you are there, be sure to look at the stunning Mommy Tags that she makes! I've already been dropping hints to Bubba for the upcoming Holiday Season!)
The other goodie that arrived in the mail was a gorgeous stoneware pendant from Molly's etsy shop: MommyCoddle.etsy.com.
Molly is another blogger whose site I thoroughly enjoy, and while I've long admired many of her buttons and pendants, this was my first purchase. Now I am wondering what took me so long? I love, love, love this - the way it looks, the pleasing weight of it and the way it feels in my hand, and of course, the gorgeous robin's egg blue color (which I think looks quite nice with all the black and brown that I tend to wear).
She's got a couple more of this sort of pendant, as well as an array of buttons, coasters, and other pendant styles. Go check them out, I bet you'll love them as much as I love mine...