Good morning! Today is the Chinese New Year! As you know, in celebration of the New Year (with one of my favorite zodiac animals) I ended up stitching and finishing a few bunny designs in January.
To further celebrate the New Year, I sent my bunny finishes to a dear friend of mine in CA. They arrived yesterday, just in time to decorate her apt for the Chinese New Year.
One of my favorite things about sending packages to my friends is finding the perfect box to put them in! I saw this adorable cherry blossom heart box at Hobby Lobby in early January when they were starting to put their Valentine merchandise out and knew it would be perfect for the Chinese New Year package I was going to send my friend! The photo is much better than my previous photos of all my finishes. You can actually see the color of the blue bunny pincushion fabric!! ^___^
The second part of the package was Valentine's Day, a bit early I must admit, but at least it wasn't late this year!
As usual, I went overboard with the candy for the Valentine's Day part of the package, but I knew my friend would share all the chocolate with her family and friends so I don't feel too guilty! Yet again, the larger heart box is from Hobby Lobby. It is actually a photo storage box, which I thought would be perfect to mail off all the goodies and later on as a photo box as my friend is always going on trips with her family and friends and has a plethora of photographs of her travels!
The smaller box with the cute heart and birdcage design is from Target's dollar section (another one of my favorite places to shop for cute boxes, etc. for the holidays!). It contains two large plastic hearts filled with Hershey's and Reeses's chocolate hearts. The plastic hearts are from the dollar section too ;)
Other gifts include two small plastic flower containers to store scrapbooking materials or any small notions, playing cards (a gift from my sister to my friend from her last trip to Boston), a very cute stuffed dinosaur, a stitched bookmark with my friend's initials, a Glee bookmark, a Hello Kitty Chinese takeout tin box filled with lucky paper stars, the Tudor Valetine pinkeep, a lovely Oriental bird pendant, and two books.
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange was surprisingly good as I do not read Jane Austen sequels. I picked this book up a year or so ago and finally decided to read it. After finishing it, I decided to pass it on to my friend in CA to read and see what she thinks of it. The other book is The Secret History of the Pink Carnation series. I have not read this book, but my mother has read it and said it was good so I picked it up for my friend for her Valentine's package.
Glad you liked all your gifts my friend!! Now to think of a fun birthday package to send you......
To all my Asian readers, have a great Chinese New Year today!
Until next time ^_____^