i got back to my place in the city late last night & found two packages in my mailbox! one is from my cousin wendy & the other is from my new pen buddy sarah! both of the packages were amazing! wendy sent me so many cute things. a lot of it was handmade (which i love!). she made me a friendship bracelet (which i am wearing right now!).this cool froggy is going to ride in my purse for a while i think : )raspberry & dark chocolate green tea with rooibos organic tea in a little handmade pouch. yum! i'm going to have some tomorrow morning!& she made this adorable little owl pouch! sooo cute! i love it : )incense matches (neato!) & so many other neat things! (like a mumford & sons cd...!!!)the other package was from my new blogger pen buddy sarah! this is the first package i got from her & it was so cool!cute little golden rosebud buttonsold fashion blue glass marble (love glass marbles!)neat vintage mirror with black ribbonpages from a vintage book. the photos & art & colors are so neat! i really love it.& of course other neat things (like a colorful zipper pouch :D). i am so happy to have blogger friends! you guys are awesome! thank you wendy & sarah!!
lastly, i wanted to share this video with you. i don't know if you have heard from them or about them but i have been getting emails from the iou project (i am not sure why they contacted me, but i think they are contacting a bunch of bloggers...have you been contacted by them or have you heard anything about it?). this video explains what they are about & they will be launching this coming monday, may 9th. the whole idea of it sounds truly fantastic! but being the sociologist i am, i was a little worried about fair trading with the weavers in india (as you will see in the video). i contacted the iou project through facebook & received a quick response to my questions about fair trade. this is what they said & the link they gave me: "we are working with the weaving societies so the iou weavers are getting paid extra & we are further get involved by raising more awareness about their problems & issues e.g we are running a workshop with an industrial design studio ciszak dalmas at boisbuchet: [link]." so, watch the video & let me know your thoughts!
brynna: i love laying outside on a nice day. it makes me so happy!
sarah~mechelle: i would love to have you in my paper making classes! hehe. ooo! a holga! i've been thinking about getting one of those for ages. i have quite a few other lomography cameras but no holga...maybe later! let me know how you like it!
nicola: oh nicola - you are so cute!! hehe. oh a polaroid 300! ok i see i see. yeah, i'm quite excited about the tiny photos it will take!
jennifer jehanne hua: thanks jennifer! & hello again : )
amy: well, as you can see, i got the instax mini 25! i did some research about them by asking bloggers who had them & searching reviews online : ) i think you should get one!! i'll let you know how i like mine : )
em [the writer]: aww you are so sweet! i just like to do the things i enjoy - a lot of the time : ) & about never let me go, i'm glad we had the same thoughts!