Friday, June 29, 2007

Now they're MY favorite things!

Look at all the wonderful things I received from Shanna for her blog-a-versary giveaway!

She did a theme package (you know I loved that!) that started with her favorite movie, The Sound of Music. She then wrapped "a few of her favorite things" in "brown paper packages tied up with string." This woman is a genius, I tell ya!

In the package marked "Dress Up" were wooden clothespins (thrifted, to represent her love of the thrift store) for making clothespin dolls

This is a craft Shanna would like to try. And now I do, too!

Next, a paper box marked "Embellish" contained pompom trim and rickrack

So fun!

Another paper box marked "Button Up" contained cute fruit-shaped buttons, and some vintage ones

Shanna enjoys looking through her vintage button collection. Mine is becoming more of a "collection" worth looking through thanks to generous blog friends like her!

In the package marked "Sew" were some very cute berry fabrics

It's berry season in Oregon, plus Shanna loves her some fabric!

Finally, in a package marked "Stitch," Shanna included embroidery floss and linen

to represent a craft she wants to learn more about - embroidery. Me too!

As wonderful as all these things are, *my favorite things* from the package of favorite things are this *Sweet* bag and needle book

It is so fabulous! Shanna's craftsmanship is impeccable. I have a zippered pouch from her that I use as my make-up bag in my purse, and it has held up under constant jostling. This bag is simply beautiful. It represents Shanna's love of Rockabilly, sewing, beading, and tattoo art (the stitch font). I've been wanting a needle book badly, so this is just perfect! It will make a cute on-the-go embroidery set.

Thank you so much, Shanna! As mentioned, your favorite things are now my favorites as well. I know Shanna is getting ready for her big move, and packing up all her craft gear, so it is cute to imagine her looking for ways to make "just one more thing" before she ships everything over to her new home. I won't say we'll miss her, though, because I know she'll be setting up shop just as soon as the sewing machine and the 'puter are unpacked!


Shanna said...

yeah! i'm glad you like everything! enjoy it!

eviedee said...

SO CUTE! That "sweet" bag is so perfectly darling. If the bag and your dog go missing someday you will know just where to look. ;)

cristina said...

this is soooo sweet!! what a creative little thing, that shauna.

Dana said...

Very cute prize :)))) I love that Cherry fabric!! Thanks for sharing!


Fiona said...

What a great prize.
Love the fruit fabrics and the buttons are so cute.

Jude said...

I am sooo jealous. What fantastic packages - I love getting a parcel.

elizabeth said...

oh wow!
what a lover-ly package.
your mail box must be one happy gal lately.

speaking of which......