Monday, December 30, 2013

Meari's Mailart and Deer Box

2013 is almost at a close.  It's been quite the year when I think back on it.  I will most likely do a post tomorrow showcasing all of my finishes and WIP's.  I think it's nice to see what I have done and to look forward to doing more challenges in the new year.  For now, I would like to share with you Meari's amazing mailart she sent to me.  I finally received it on Friday and I squealed with delight!! The designs she chose are darling and she put so many cute little touches on that made it even more special.  It is presiding on my bookshelf and I have a feeling I may not box it away with all the other Christmas decorations.  I just might keep it on my craft shelf with all my other lovely smalls to gaze upon and inspire me.  She used some really cool round circle stamps on the envelope.  They didn't really photograph well with the reflection.  Without further ado, here is her mailart!!

Look at this adorable little giraffe placing a star upon the tree!

Adorable little penguins holding button snowflakes!!

lovely threads, some post its and tea

Close up of those cutie pie penguins!!
I just love it so much!! My husband thinks it's cute and that the giraffe was eating the star! I had to correct him and told him the giraffe was placing the star on the tree!! Silly man! Thank you again Meari!! I thoroughly enjoyed this unique exchange!!

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post.  I visited most blogs and loved reading about everyone's Christmas's and your traditions.  It was quite the treat to take time to visit everyone.  

For my dear mama....thank you for your comment.  I was only teasing with that statement but did realize sometimes I may be a tad wordy so I tried being a little less wordy! Love you mom!!

The deer bullet box has been finished.  I have to say it's pretty cool. My hubby is a wee bit jealous and now he wants a box!! Here is the finish.  I used 32 count lambswool linen stitched with Molasses WDW and had to use Gast Espresso Bean when I ran out of WDW!!

I'm sure he will like his bullet box, or whatever he wants to fill it up with!!!

I will be saying adieu for now and be back tomorrow with my 2013 finishes!!

Hugs to you all!!



Meari said...

Your box turned out great!

Glad you liked the mailart. I really enjoyed putting it together for you. LOL @ DH for thinking the giraffe was eating the star. Too funny!!

Vickie said...

Great box! What neat mailart too.

Melissa said...

What a lovely piece of mail art!

I like how you finish the box too - very handsome!

Looking forward to your post tomorrow!

Annie said...

Super-cute mail-art. I'm sure you will treasure that for a long time.

Great box. I'm working on a design for my brother's birthday. You've inspired me to maybe try a box finish!

Rowyn said...

The mail art and box are both lovely.

I'm looking forward to your next post.

Happy new year!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Really cute mail art and the box is very well done.

Pam in IL said...

The mailart is lovely and your deer box turned out great!

Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

How fun to get such a darling piece of mail art! Love how your box turned out! Happy New Year!

Barb said...

Great mailart! The box turned out wonderful!!

Margaret said...

I bet you loved getting that mail art in the mail! So much fun! Love the deer box too. Beautifully finished!

Stitching Noni said...

I love your deer box - it's gorgeous :o)
And that Mailart... wow! What a lovely thought ;o)
I would be so nervous about it going in the mail but it made it safe and sound and looks adorable!
Happy New Year!
Hugs xx

Sarah in Stitches said...

Such cute Mailart! I don't blame you for wanting to display it all year. And the deer box is great, good job! :D

Mmanka said...

What a lovely piece of mailart! And the deer box is fantastic!

Annette-California said...

The mail art you received is seriously Cute!!! Fantastic box you made. Happy New Year - love Annette

Angela P said...

Love both the box and the mail art. Happy New Year!

Mouse said...

gorgeous mail art and love that box :)
wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year ...
love mouse xxxxx

Julie said...

An amazing piece of mail art, so lovely.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year

Catherine said...

Love, love, love the mail art ~ too funny about your husband and the giraffe!! Your box turned out wonderful! I may have to borrow that idea and make something similar for my boys for next year!

Penny said...

What a cute piece of mail art! I can see why your husband would want his own box - you did a fabulous job!

Terri said...

Lucky you! That mailart is precious! And I love the bullet box! Great idea!

Valma said...

wow !
everything is just wonderful !!
incredible mail art !
can you really send it this way ? I'd be afraid =)
the one with the penguins is just adorable
and the !
I'm like hubby...I want my own box hehehe
happy new year to you both sweetie
big hugs

Chris said...

Wow! The mailart is amazing! I love the giraffe.
Your box finish looks great too!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The mail art is just amazing, a lovely gift which you should leave out all year!

The box you made looks good too, the stag is very majestic.

And it's your blog, be as wordy as you like! Mine certainly is! My job on the school PTA is to write the letters for the parents, telling them about forthcoming events. Each one has to authorised by the Deputy Head and she always puts loads of full stops in them because she says my sentences are too long!!

And I have to use Comic Sans to make it easy for people to read...

Maggee said...

Isn't it amazing that a beautiful stitched piece can go thru the mail and arrive unscathed?? It is quite lovely! The box top you stitched and finished is pretty cool too. Hope the recipient likes it. If not, give it to Hubby! Hugs!