i headed inside with my slightly bemused sister and told her all about my blogging life and how in my view if everyone had a blog there would be peace on earth... i didn't open the parcel from maria-therese straight away as seasoned bloggers know photos of all packaging are a must!
instead i opened the box from my kuma lidija (croatian word for godmother is kuma) and inside were treats for my girls... sets of three books, colouring books, jewelery, pencils, and heaps of dvds of shirley temple!! it makes me wonder whether she is secretly following my blog. the parcel was perfect. the photos show it all...
this is it! a Disney classic each colouring, painting and sticker books. dvds of movies she remembered watching when she was younger... curly girl just like mine:)
and a pencil case full of girly treasures. i have actually claimed the pencil case for myself to store some gorgeous pens i bought myself a while ago.
she also included some writing and a dvd of her husbands life that will no doubt make me cry, he was a great writer and teacher of music. thank you kuma, i am not sure if you read this but your spontaneous generosity over the years is an unexpected treat, the girls think you are like mrs claus!!
now i knew that i was getting a parcel from maria-therese before i was in her pay it forward set, but after i joined her PIF she emailed to say she would add a little extra... wait for it... it really is lovely.
isn't it beautifully presented??? and yes that is a Polaroid, apart from making mixed paper/media journals she takes and develops her own photographic art. simple colours of white pinks and reds which are reflected in the orchids.... and she knows of my love of birds, not sure if she has intended a book for each of the girls and the larger as mine? if so i will hold onto them until they are old enough to appreciate their worth. my photos don't do them justice. head over to her blog to see her shop. you can see the mix of pages but you cant tell how small it is, it is literally the size of your palm! perfect to keep beside the bed to jot down thoughts or keep it in your purse or pocket when out. it is really going to be hard to write in them.. but i also feel like i need to.
my photo does not show the true colour of this one, it is exquisite and i want to say favourite but i love it all so much.
by now maria-therese is probably having a heart attack saying 'what about the rest?'... luckily i didn't throw out the envelope. hours later the baby started to tear the envelope and Mia stopped her and looked inside and found this... another tiny book and two SCRUMPTIOUS tiny photos. really just spectacular and i feel privileged to have them. isn't this beautiful. mixed media at its finest. i am not going to unwrap the last little book it is so sweet just like that. Claudia was hovering around me the whole time i was photographing this and her favourite thing out of all this loveliness was this little fellow... the stamp!! thank you maria-therese for this parcel, i really didn't expect so much and the beauty of it all is outstanding. i am going to make another inspiration board but this time it will have ribbon to hold photos so that i don't have to put a pin through them as i couldn't imagine putting a pin through your photo!
now if you haven't already... head over to afiori and say hello from me.
i wonder what will happen next...