Last week I felt like spending a bit of money. Nothing sensible and needed, just pretty and wanted. (Does one ever get a spending urge for sensible and needed?) Where do you go for pretty and wanted? Etsy of course! I wanted to satisfy the urge quickly, so I went straight to my list of Favourite Shops and quickly found three items to pop in my shopping cart.
I’ll be sharing each of these purchases with you as I receive them. The first package arrived yesterday, from Lynn at One I Made Earlier Today. (Lynn is from Manchester and the other two shops I bought from are in the US and Singapore, so theirs will arrive later).
I took photos of each step in the unpacking process. Trust me when I say it was rather difficult not ripping off the wrapping, having to pause and take a photo before moving on!
When the envelope is decorated, you know it’s going to be good…
Beautiful flowery tissue paper, raffia, tag and a card in a see through envelope. Sensory overload!
The card had a handwritten note from Lynn. Only when you buy handmade do you get these personal touches.
And here it is. First sight of my green notebook. Isn’t it cute?!!! It’s only 10.5cm x 10.5 cm. Perfect to keep in my handbag to jot down notes. But wait, there’s more! Lynn included a something extra.
It’s a wallet for stamps! And the first page of my notebook even has a “This Book Belongs To” space. Love it!
Even the back of the stamp wallet and last page of the notebook is cute.
Thank you for the surprise stamps wallet and for taking the time to wrap it all up so beautifully, Lynn.
I’m going to write my name in my notebook to claim it as mine, mine, mine, and start using it immediately!
What a lovely write up, thank you Natasja. Its always a thrill to get handmade things through the post, especially your clocks.
Oh Natasja how adorable! 😀 That notebook is so sweet and who’d’ve thunk about doing a stamp wallet?! Well Lynn obviously! What a creative mind. 😀
Now that’s what I call service! What a way to keep customers’, and by word of mouth, (yours, in this instance), create more 😉 I’m off to have a peek, I have some birthdays’ coming up 😉
Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing your overseas purchases 😀
Urges for ‘pretty and wanted’ should always be followed through in order to avoid bouts of the bluesies 😉
how gaawjus! I’ve done a spot of ‘naughty but nice’ shopping today and added to my ever growing yarn collection. Ahhh.. retail therapy! 😉 thanks for making me feel a little less guilty x
I got my own goodies from Lynn in the post this morning Natasja – what a joy it is to receive such lovelies through the door 😉
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