I've been anxiously awaiting a package of surprises from my friend, Alex, in England. I was fortuntate enough to get in on her "Pay It Forward" swap.
When I pulled up to the house this afternoon and saw this on the porch, I was concerned.
A package encased in plastic wrap by the post office is probably not a good thing.
When I removed the plastic wrap and the brown paper on the outside, this is what the inner box looked like. It looked as if it had been drop kicked a few hundred times. Had it fallen out of the plane on the flight over?
Inside the box, things looked much better. (I've never seen a pretty bubble wrap treatment before.)
And it got prettier with every layer.
Luckily, the goodies inside survived, and I was delighted to find these.
The piece on the left is a fairy silhouette cut from felt. How on earth she cut those details in felt, I haven't a clue. And the piece on the right is stenciled fairies on canvas. I find fairies really fun creatures and have snipped a lot of them the last year. To get fairies created by someone else is a real treat. I am absolutely tickled with these goodies. Thank you, Alex!!! You did a beautiful job.