My swap partner, Rhonda from Sydney, who I also sent to, has made these little hanging ornaments from brown paper, with words of good cheer on them. What a great idea, so homespun and natural. They look and feel really good, and make a very satisfying sound when handled. Rhonda also sent me a great little bag, beautifully made....I love the fabric....and a handmade soap, that smells and feels delicious. To make it even more special, the parcel was wrapped in brown paper and string for mailing.. I've been truly spoilt, thank you Rhonda.
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I had a day out and bought myself some gifts too. I went to Mullumbimby to visit Jo's new shop, which she shares with 9 other local artists and crafters, all selling their own locally handmade goodies. Jo sells natural craft materials, unique hand painted wool, handyed wool felt, and little craft kits. The shop is a treasure trove of all sorts of wonderful gifts and goodies, and shares the space with a florists, giving the whole area the lovely scent of fresh flowers. Jo and I first 'met' in blogland, and it was great to meet her in person, she's a lovely warm welcoming presence in the shop. She has a website 'Indigo Inspirations" where you can see and buy all her wonderful offerings.
I treated myself to this bundle of supersoft, wonderfully bright hand dyed wool felt....I see some yummy creations in my future. I was really pleased to find Jo so close by, I use a lot of wool felt and usually buy it from Melbourne, but supporting local business is something I'm passionate about, so I'm pretty happy I've found a felt dealer in my neighbourhood.
.........and a trip anywhere always means checking out the local op shops, where I found this little vase that looks like a milk churn for 50c....it's perfect for a few flowers in my kitchen...day lilies from the garden, and those fuzzy topped things are garlic scapes, now unfurled from their tight papery covering and gifted to me by a woman at the farmer's market.
I hope your days have been filled with wonderful gifts.