Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lots of Goodies to Show Off!

I told my friends on plurk last night that I'd gotten goodies in the mail, and I promised to show them off! Don't worry, I would have shown them off anyway :P

First up are these goodies I got in a trade with Creative Supplies. I have several ideas for these, but I'm WAY behind on my product photography so it might be awhile before you see it even if I make it today :P


I got two packages in the mail yesterday. The one with the beady goodies was expected, the other one was a surprise! Since I'm staying with my parents while the paint airs out at my apartment, my hubby brought it over in his backpack. First he dolled out the regular mail, one piece at a time. Then he asked me what was in the packages. Since I didn't know what was in the second package he had to taunt me! First he gave me the supplies... then he threatened to open my surprise...and finally I got to unwrap my lovely present!


I had signed up for a "Craft It Forward" awhile ago, and this was my beautiful present! It's from my friend Sharla. She said it's for keeping track of all my jewelry ideas. So I took her at her word and titled the notebook appropriately.


Then I made a sketch of the idea that was running through my head the night before! I'm hoping to make a broach. Don't worry - when I actually outline it I'll be much more precise and pretty looking than my quick free hand sketch :P I'm not much at drawing...


Last of all...I wanted to show off my custom order I've been working on! I really enjoyed working on it - and she said she really likes it! It went out in the mail today :) It's two matching bracelets, a matching necklce, and two arm ties that she is going to use to tie her shawl to her upper arms.


7 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Yay for surprises! I'm glad you like your present and I'm sure you'll have it filled in no time with ideas!

Merily said...

That Mo, taunting you with your mail! :-p

Leaf beads! *drools*

That notebook is lovely, and what cool hemp stuff! They look great!

Arlene said...

Wow! How cool are those surprises! I love the leaf beads, and the notebook is wonderful! Of course, your handcrafted hemp things are always so nice. Have fun!

LazyTcrochet said...

Beautiful! The leaf beads will be fun I'm sure. I love your custom order. I have never heard of tying a shawl to your arm that way. Very cool!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love getting surprises in the mail! Great gift Sharla :) Ruthie, you will use that up in no time with all your great ideas!
The custom order came out great!

beadsandblooms said...

oh, love the leaf beads. What fun! I have a notebook for ideas, too. Hope yours gets filled up faster than mine does! ;)

beadsandblooms said...

oh, love the leaf beads. What fun! I have a notebook for ideas, too. Hope yours gets filled up faster than mine does! ;)