|Simona's first gifts, shown here in Bluebelle's Cake Shop!|
Simona and I became fast friends. In fact, I was her blog's first follower. Simona told me she wanted to make "a few" gifts to thank me for being the first. I think you can see where this is going. "A few" gifts turned into a massive number! First, I received this lovely package that Simona ordered from Wyrna's shop on Etsy:
Isn't everything beautiful? You can see these items in Bluebelle's Cake Shop in the first photo of this post. Next, Simona sent this amazing package of cute kawaii goodies from Hong Kong:
There are dessert stickers, multiple rolls of washi tape, two kinds of clay, food erasers, a squishy strawberry dipped in "chocolate" with sprinkles that even has a yummy scent, and gorgeous kawaii-style fabric! Simona's package also included these Re-Ment beauties:
These dollhouse miniature sets from Japan are so cute! Here's a close-up of Hello Kitty Supermarket set:
And here's a close-up of the other supermarket set:
Strawberry Shortcake is going to have a ball with all of these cute mini food items!
So all the while that these precious gifts were arriving in my mailbox, Simona was making more special gifts for me, the ones to thank me for being her first follower. She sent a box packed with gifts, including all of these lovely craft supplies:
One of them, on the far right, is Jean Day's "Dolly Sewing Box and Paper Doll Kit." See the little tin dollhouse in the upper right-hand corner of the above photo? Here's the inside of that dollhouse:
So cute! This house was packed full of needle felted critters, including this kawaii girl character that Simona made:
The dollhouse also had these cute kitties inside:
The kitties are moving into Dad's Dollhouse, as pets for the mice. ;-) But wait! There was more inside--these darling teddy bears:
And if that wasn't already enough, Simona also made three beautiful cakes, including two cheesecakes using Angie Scarr's methods, in pretty individual cake boxes with doilies:
Beautiful colorful cake stands for the cakes:
And a darling box of rainbow macarons!
How's that for a thank-you gift!?! Can you believe it!?! Obviously, generous is not a strong enough word for Simona! So thank you ever so much for your beautiful and thoughtful gifts, Simona. You are one of those precious sweet people we are fortunate to meet in blogland, and your generosity knows no bounds! Thank you for your gift of friendship most of all. If you haven't seen Simona's blog, I suggest you check it out right away. Not only does Simona show her gorgeous work on her blog, but she also discusses techniques used, which is a lovely bonus.
I still have gifts from a couple of people to show you, I won a couple of giveaways, Flossy's been baking Easter treats at Cupcake Cottage, and I still haven't shown you photos of a fun new interest, so stay tuned for my next posts! And until next time, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer