There's nothing like getting a few pretties in the mail! Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Patti who owns "Home Town Arts" at Etsy.com. Patti makes such gorgeous fabric collages and altered art.
Lately, I've been very interested in learning to create these collages myself so I browsed through Etsy for ideas and inspiration. Patti's work touched my heart and I'm now the proud owner of this gorgeous piece.
Next, was a surprise swap package from Kim at kimhanauer.blogspot.com. Have you visited Kim's blog yet? Her work, as you can tell, is scrumpsh!
Kim and I have been swapping casually every other month. The goal is to make something inexpensive, but still have the excitement of receiving a surprise home-made package in the mail.
Yesterday was a trying day, so receiving such a pretty gift really helped lift my spirits.
And last, but certainly not least, this bohemian hand-made necklace came from Melissa at honeygirlstudio.blogspot.com.
I'm usually super conservative when it comes to jewelry and clothes, but this necklace just grabbed my attention. As I mentioned before, my father was a paratrooper. This necklace with the wings just reminded me of him. He's got his wings and I've got mine!
Isn't it amazing how much beauty there is out there?
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-24 NIV