I got home about 30 seconds after the postman had been today, and had to literally chase the van down the street whilst waving my 'You were out' card. It was so worth it though - as I discovered when I came back to my house victorious with my parcel. Everyone's favourite boot sale beauty and style queen - I speak of course of Vintage Vixen - had sent me one of her legendary care packages. [insert your favourite term of excitement here. Jem and Luce, that'd be Squeeee, right?]
Worth chasing the postman for...
As you can see, not only is Vix amazingly generous, but she also manages to be really thoughtful at the same time. She's obviously gleaned a lot from from my posts and comments on other people's blogs. All in all, she sent:
A hand knitted bag
Necklace - I love this - and clip-on earrings
Woman's Own from 1958 - vintage mags are fab
Stick on sparkles for card making/crafting
Book called 'crazy sewing'
Little silver notebook - I need a notebook in every bag. I have many bags.
Vintage playing cards with groovy yoga people design
Book about birthstones - if your birthday is this month, you're Opal too.
Something I half thought was a magic wand, but turns out to be an Indian hair stick for holding up a bun. I may have attempted to cast a spell to ensure someone finally buys my house this weekend. *sighs and tidies up the lego yet again*
Purple tights - my favourite colour
Thank you so much Vix - you're a wonder.
If you'd like to be the recipient of some second-hand and handmade loveliness, whilst shopping for goodies for someone else, why not sign up to the festive Faith Hope and Charity Swap? There has been an amazing response again, and there's still time to sign up here. Be quick though, it closes October 10th so I can assign everyone their partners and allow plenty of time for the hunting and gathering before Christmas.