Sunday, 15 March 2009

goodies from 'Abroad'

Look what came in the post last week.
Such a wonderful package even before I opened it. I only know about brown parcels.Didn't know you could get gorgeous bright ones like this.
A look at the label gave me a clue

Inside it was stuffed with lovely papers,

and an Arlee Original

Some fantastically soft copper foil

and gorgeous silver paper

There was also a huge bundle of velvets and some paper that looked like tea bag paper but I'm sure it can't be.
I approach it with timidity as I am not such an experimenter as arlee..the noted 'Mad Textile Scientist' who puts my playing safe to shame.

Thank you so much Arlee, it brightened my week and it was very generous and thoughtful of you.
There's nothing like that first day at home after a holiday and it was just perfect to cheer me up.


Wabbit said...

What a GREAT present! Arlee is just a peach, isn't she? I am in awe of her work as I am of yours!

Gunnels blog said...

Lucky you! It´s is great! Arlee´s work is wonderful!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Aren't goodies from Arlee great? She always sends such wonderful inspiring treasures. Enjoy!

arlee said...

:} YAY!
The white is a handmade tissue paper. The copper foil will stitch or melt beautifully, the coloured papers are the Lutrador.

cocoa and blankets said...

Hi Jakie I wouldnt know where to start with all those lovely treats but I know someone sat across the rom who would...Poll's loves paper crafting.. re your comment on my post....I wasnt in the green van yesterday...Miss W drove due to my wonky eye ....we were near you live in Yorkshire? and I would love to be a classroom dodger...I feel I am chained to my studio......

Genie said...

Have fun playing with your lovely surprises. Lucky you

Julie said...

Great parcel and a beautiful Arlee original.

Heather said...

What lovely goodies - we will all be watching to see what you do with them. Playing safe is OK, especially if things turn out the way yours do.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

A green and happy St. Patrick's Day to you!!

Menopausal musing said...

What a brilliant parcel of goodies. Loved the comment re being used to Brown Paper wrapping. We just don't "DO" it, do we?x

'fancypicnic' said...

Oooh, who's a lucky girl?! xx Lovely!

I just love those posters that you rescued, Jackie. They are indeed treasures - remind me of all of those ladybird books I had when I was little. Divine x Can't part with them, can you?

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