Tuesday, November 01, 2011

i take it all back

freehand cut feathers made of maps of south africa by peter slingsby
my mail woman with the unnaturally red hair came knocking on the door today. bearing not one but TWO packages. one a total surprise from the fabulous molly (of arbness fame) of heaven cape town and of bloggy fame in the form of oh for the love of blog and the more recent (and less sweary-y) c is for cape town.  she made feathers from one of her father's maps. for me! feathers, maps, cape town - it couldn't get any better than that. which reminds me that i have some stuff to make for some people via some facebook promise to make stuff for people.


the second package contained the beautiful stitched and felted stones i was lucky enough to snatch up last week from the fabulous lisa of lil fish studios. her work is gorgeous and unique and always beautifully packaged. me, i suck at packaging, but i do enjoy when things are nicely packaged.  i almost hated to open it up, but i couldn't wait to see my beautiful stones. they're just exquisite and this photo doesn't even come CLOSE to doing them justice.


so a big thank you to both of you for completely turning around my grumpy, ranty day.  suffice it to say, it was precisely what i needed on this day which had otherwise started on the wrong side of the bed. thank you!!

6 comments:

c is for cape town said...

You put it out to the universe, and the universe took heed.
x

Elizabeth said...

Glad your day improved. I'm on my way to pick up the book of Jan Messent and my verification word is blesses. Maybe this will become my lucky day!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Isn't that funny how nice things can happen when you need it most?

Beyond thrilled that you like your stones. And think of it this way, if they didn't lift your spirits you could always chuck them at the people who are irking you. That should help. (multipurpose)

Corrine said...

Anything made with maps is wonderful. However, try as I might, i am struggling with the stone concept...would someone enlighten me?

Karen said...

Those felted stones are lovely! the colors are beautiful, and I've never seen this idea before.. must go check out her site.....

Um.. is Roamy still roaming your area? sorry to be a pest...

Emom said...

sweet.....smiles