The mailman was smiling when he came around to the back door carrying the big pink polka-dot box with butterfly stickers all over it. I am sure he thought it was someone's birthday.
It felt like mine, let me tell you.
I did a little swap with Calamity Kim; a mini-quilt for an apron, and this is what she sent me.
Every package held something special. Packages within packages, all wrapped in delicious scraps of cloth and yummy trims. This treasure box was for Mother's Day. (How sweet is that?)
It was packed with many, many delightful things.
There were vintage hankies, seed beads, mica glitter, a flower pin, miniatures for the dollhouse, a tiny paper umbrella, alpha deck of letter cards.
One package held a very cute heart-shaped pincushion on a stand. Everything seemed to be sprinkled with flowers and butterflies.
And I hadn't even gotten to the package with the apron yet.
Which was exquisite. White chenille layered with flowers and butterflies, fairies, and birds, lace and yo-yo's. Like a fabric collage.
Grace walked into the room and immediately put it on. It matched her outfit perfectly. I think I'm going have a heck of a time wranglin' this away from her. Especially now that she's noticed it's reversible, with CUPCAKES on the other side.
Well. I just couldn't be more pleased with this swap. Thank you so much, Kim!
Also, Kim started a new flickr group called, Doll Quilt CrAzY. A place to upload your doll quilt photos and to find inspiration for making some.