In all the strep throat (three rounds of antibiotics later, it's finally going away) and birthday craziness of January, some lovely things have arrived in the mail. And I can't believe that I haven't posted them, and even worse--haven't even emailed a thank you to these people yet. Ack! A few more hours in my day would be great right now.
First up, Karen at Phi Beta Baby clearly knows me and my obsessions well, as she sent along these sweet vintage baby patterns. Oh my. I've already got great plans for putting them to use. THANK YOU Karen!!
Here's a picture of our nature table in it's current winter state. After publicly drooling over the cute crocheted mushrooms at Sweet, she kindly offered to send one along to me. I adore it! It makes me want to crochet--I just love how it looks. And the mushroom is perfectly at home in our nature table. Yay!
And a closeup, because I want you to also see the gorgeous new doll that my friend Karine made--the one in the green. Can you see the baby strapped on her back? And the sweet kerchief, hair and belt? It's quite lovely, and I'm pleased to add it to our table. (For anyone looking for more info on Nature Tables, I'd recommend this book, and this one for more instructions on doll making with wool.)
Ah, mav. I get so excited about her work and new designs. They're not only lovely to look at, but also lovely to FEEL and touch. Gorgeous. I must admit that the fish card actually belongs to Calvin, but fortunately, he lets me look at it once in a while. A big joy in having these cards is that they're not sent through the mail, but *handed* to me by mav herself. Which is one of the beauties of this blog for me--the real life connections made. I feel blessed to have 'found' mav--right in my town. Might I say again that she is every bit as open and bright as you'd imagine from her words and art?
This was a gift for, um, myself. I spend a lot of time (really, a lot) over on Etsy--just browsing and gaping and being so impressed with the beauty I see there. I could use that "shop by color" tool for hours. But this lovely tea mug I saw from Nebo Peklo. It's by Little Flower Designs, whose esty shop can be found here. The ceramics are just gorgeous, and I was thrilled when I saw this in person. It's perfectly sized, and lovely to hold, and it makes my tea taste so much better.