My ball came in the mail yesterday, but I wasn't able to pick it up until this morning. I couldn't wait to open my box and start unwrapping my ball! It was like being a little kid again.
My partner was Angie, from "angie may handmade". I've posted about Angie a couple of times. She has a gorgeous Etsy shop, where she sells jewelry, little owls, and other things she's made. I was lucky enough to get a little owl in my ball! He's so cute, and will live with his brothers in my shadowbox.
I ended up with a lot of cute stuff! A lot of Hello Kitty, which is probably one of my most favorite things ever. She also found miniature art supplies. A tiny set of watercolors and colored pencils. Even a little keychain notepad! Adorable.
I was really excited when I saw the hair flowers Angie included. I have to go to a party Thursday night and dress like a "pin up" girl, or at least accessorize accordingly. ;) They are PERFECT, and now I won't have to make my own hair flower!
She also included a really great quote that will be going in my "art journal". It says:
I totally believe that. My life has been much richer and more meaningful since I've gotten back into my crafting. It had been YEARS since I sat down at my sewing machine or tried to learn how to make something new. I've been doing something creative almost every day for the last few weeks. It's amazing the pride, fulfillment, even the frustration at times, that you can feel. There's nothing better than looking at something you've made and knowing you did a good job, even if the process was difficult at times.