Usually, checking our letterbox is not at all exciting, junk mail and bills just don't do it for me (although the occasional massive spider does liven things up for an arachnophobic such as myself).
Last week was a different matter altogether. Firstly I totally hit the jackpot with the person who made my Pay It Forward gift :-)
Just look what the very talented my little birdie sent me!
Beautiful handmade cards, the prettiest hairclips and a beautiful purse!
Just look at that beautiful workmanship!
Thank you so much for my beautiful gifts, I am thrilled with them :-)
I should mention to the people who are waiting on my Pay it Forward gifts that I am nowhere near this standard in crafting but will do my very best. I hope to have your gifts to you soon. I am very much a last minute person, with a 365 day deadline there's a huge chance your gifts will be sent on the 364th day (only kidding, I'll get them to you well before then ;-)
Then some goodies I ordered from the Book Depository arrived. I totally blame Kate for this purchase for reminding me the Book Depository sells gorgeous stationery aswell as books ;-)
Some lovely Cath Kidston stationery for me...
A fab Charley Harper colouring book for H...
And a beautiful set of Charley Harper flashcards for S and D, a stunning illustration for each letter of the alphabet.
Not all the surprises came in the mail though, The Thrifty Ba sent me a message to say she has awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much for this, it's always lovely to know people out there are enjoying my posts and thoughts :-) I'm supposed to pass this on to 15 other bloggers but to be honest I have a large list of blogs that I read and love them ALL, so please consider yourselves all very much awarded and enjoyed :-)