I will confess that before that little comment arrived on my blog sometime between yesterday and today I had never actually heard of the craft fairy. So you can forgive me for being slightly suspicious (as we all are in our internet world) when I went to her blog and saw that to receive my 'kiss' I had to email her my postal address. I sat here for a bit, looking at the screen, trying to decide if sending my postal address to this anonymous do-gooder was really such a great idea. But after reading through a few of her comments I recognised some familiar names and blogs and figured that it couldn't be that bad right? So I sent off my details and I wait anxiously, also hoping that I receive my little gift before I head off to Europe! Because my brother might find it odd to have to go to the post office to pick up a parcel from the "craft fairy".
We after a lot of shopping on Wednesday, and a lot of shopping yesterday (wow my feet hurt just thinking back to it) I have bought nearly all of my Christmas gifts except for the other half of my present for Mark. I've also managed to finally get my hands on some ink pads so I could start/finish my homemade wrapping paper project. I'll admit, it was probably more trouble than it was worth, but I think the result is kinda cool, albeit perhaps a little bit my-3-year-old-could-do-that. In the end I just hope everyone thinks it was a nice gesture, and I like the names stamped onto the parcels instead of using labels. So here they are:
You can click on them to see a bit more detail, but basically they are stamped with a bauble stamp in green ink, then they have their names stamped on with red ink. These ones I had already wrapped in the brown paper and then I just did the stamping over the top, so the design didn't turn out very clear on the softer parcels. Last night I sat down and rolled out my brown paper and did my stamps straight onto it for about half the roll. The only problem with this is that now I can't really choose where I put the names because the bauble stamps might be in the way. And also, the paper is so thin that for these presents I did two layers of wrapping. So now I'm thinking that it might have been a waste to stamp the whole roll when nobody is going to see the layer underneith. Anyway, that's just detail! So what do you think, do you approve?
Oh and before I go, here is a pic of the lamp in the kids room at one of the houses I clean, I'm absolutely in love with it and I stood staring at it for about 15 minutes trying to figure out what stitches were used to make each line so hopefully I can transform my dull white lampshade into something as gorgeous as this! I might need to perfect my skill a little before I start on a project like this one though..