It's time to play along with Karla Nathan's Using the Good Stuff challenge. What a great idea!!!
OK...this is just a little bit corny!!! Well, my muse hasn't been around. I have no ideas or energy to make jewelry, much less venture into my second love, which is paper crafts.
What I do love is giving gifts, wrapping up each little package and putting them into boxes and envelopes that will shock the postman! This gift is for a woman who likes roosters! She is going to have a lot of fun with the package on the right because the paper lace is encased in a layer of cellophane!!!
And this is for a woman who loves fuschia, photography and fashion. I have been doing international materials swaps with Lawendula. They are so much fun and I loved my last package from Eliza who is from Poland! (I won't tell you the postage of the box I sent her-YIKES!) I taped each envelope of these ones closed with that wonderful tape from the Michaels' dollar bin that says, "You are Awesome...You are Special...You are Wonderful."
Love this girl...such style! The camera loves her, too, I think.
And it did take a second envelope...but, this time, no box. I think I saved money!
Everything inside is all wrapped individually and scented with her favorite (lavender). The package also includes her favorite candy (Jelly Bellies).
So what does that have to do with my besties?
My besties are wrapped in those packages! I started collecting vintage books several years ago and I now have a wonderful collection. I decided right away that they were purchased for using...and I also have decided they were purchased for sharing.
I hope the recipients will enjoy the packages. I feel a lot of joy in giving them.
Do go to Karla's site and check the wonderful things that people have made using their "besties."
Huge thanks to Karla who made some of the loveliest things herself!