Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Looky What I Got! -- BBA Secret Santa Reveal

This adorable, whimsical package sat under my Christmas tree for two weeks.  It was a gift from Deb Baroff of Storybeader.  I received it as part of the Blogging Business Artisans Team Secret Santa exchange. The grandkids LOVED that package! And although it was almost too cute to open, I did open it on Christmas Eve, to squeals of delight.

The purple (my favorite color) picture frame -- so cute, and with some bling in the center of each flower, was put to use quickly to show off the latest grandkid photo.

And the SEW Somerset magazine (Winter 2013) is chock full of eye candy and inspiration!!  It may just nudge me out of my comfort zone to experiment with mixed media!
This fabric collage designed by Sue Altman makes use of beautiful batik fabrics,  It reminded me of the family farm where I grew up.  
And I, who am always on the lookout for fun ways to use my heap of scraps, could not resist these adorable little dolls -- granddaughter-friendly, I'm sure! The dolls were designed by Danita.
Here's a closeup.  Aren't they just the CUTEST?!!  Painting the eyes could be a bit of a challenge, but I think I will need to give it a go.
And there were pages of these 3D art quilts, part of what designer Carrie Payne calls her Magpie Collection of Girl Quilts.  (Magpies are collectors of things that seem to be of little value.)  I just love her creative use of found objects to embellish the flouncy skirts.

So THANK YOU, Deb!  And thanks to all the members of the Blogging Business Artisans Team whose support and encouragement have been a major factor in the growth of my little Etsy shop over the past six months.

LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. Sweet frame! Deb outdid herself with that cute packaging!

    1. Yes--the package was such fun -- inside and out!

  2. What a fun gift! I wouldn't have been able to wait to open it!
    Those dolls are so cute! I can't wait to see what you create with inspiration from the magazine!

  3. Wow! What a wonderful gift! The magazine looks so inspiring!
    wondering how you will now use those fabric scraps...
    (so glad you are part of this team!)

  4. I don't even sew and the magazine still looks awesome! Deb did a great job. Enjoy your new goodies. :)

  5. Deb is just so creative, isn't she! Fun!

  6. What a wonderful gift! Sew Somerset is one of my favorite magazines. It never fails to inspire.

  7. Great gifts! And I ADORE the packaging! :)

  8. You certainly hit the jackpot on that one! Love the whimsical theme. And those dolls are too cute.

  9. Such a fun Secret Santa package! Those dolls are so cute! Makes me wish I could sew!

  10. glad you enjoyed the packaging and gifts. {:-D