send something good: show and tell

As some of you know, last month I took part in a secret mail exchange called Send Something Good.  You can read about the project in this previous post.  I wrapped my package in hand painted paper and sent it off to Texas.  About a week later, a parcel arrived from St. Louis.

Now it's time for show and tell!

I was given Alisha as my secret blogger pal.  I enjoyed perusing her blog to get a sense of her style and personality.  I felt like a detective.  Her outfit posts served as color inspiration for a scarf and friendship bracelets.
The package also contained little notebooksMemoir Art cards, buttons, a sand dollar and tiny feather found in my yard.
It's was great getting to know you, Alisha!

I was so excited when a parcel arrived from Katie of Sheridan in the City.  It was like Christmas morning!  As soon as I opened the box, the heavenly scent of lavender came wafting out.
Each item was packaged with an adorable little tag.
Contents: Original painting, Katie's favorite book, flower magnets, gold earrings, buttons from her collection, recipes, bouquet of lavender, pretty papers, notebook, pom-pom garland and a lovely handwritten note
You can find Katie's paintings and handmade goods in her Etsy shop.
 Thanks so much, Katie!  You really hit the nail on the head.  I love it all!

A big thank you to Gentri, Kaitlyn and Kristy for hosting this project!  It was a lot of fun.

Scroll down check out what other participants sent and received.

fave finds: crafty wonderland

Love these Pendleton wool bags by appetite

Last weekend, my Mom and I drove to Portland for Crafty Wonderland.  We perused the booths, loaded up on business cards, and said hello to friends vending at the event.  Here are my favorite booths and handmade goodies...
I loved chatting with Amy of Little Bright Studio about her materials.  I'm dying to have her giraffe necklace!
I'm a big fan of A Tea Leaf!  Alissa has a great eye and always creates such a lovely display.
I've been obsessed with these kittens in sleeping bags by Sew Many Cats for awhile.  They are too cute!
Beautiful business cards by Lettuce Press

Is it obvious that I'm drawn to bold colors and little animals? : )


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day at the zoo

 My mom, sister and I visited the zoo Saturday afternoon.  It was so beautiful with all the flowers in bloom!  We had an great time snapping pictures and doing voices for the animals.