A thunderstorm just rolled through my neighborhood, followed by a heavy dose of rain, a good day to catch up on things inside my house. I wanted to share with you the last bit of the shower pictures, the invitation. I saw this idea on a wedding site and wanted to try it out for myself. My friend, Sally, printed out the invitation on to transfer paper (she had the required ink jet printer) and then I ironed them on to handkerchiefs. They were fun to put into pretty envelopes and mail to all the ladies. I think this would make a fun baby announcement as well. Diane found the hankies for me in Shipshewana and they were very inexpensive.
I have been eyeing this purse, made by Kathy of Kathy's Cottage, for quite some time. I decided to treat myself last week and ordered it. I'm so glad I did! First of all the sewing is impeccable. I love the vintage tablecloth mixed with cheerful red gingham. The flower brooch on the pocket is so pretty! One of the best features, which you can't see from the picture, is the pockets inside that were made from feedback material from Kathy's Grandmother's stash. It arrived with a cute box of buttons and adorable tags. I have gotten so many compliments on it already and I feel like I'm carrying "summer time" on my arm wherever I go. Thank you, Kathy!
Another treat came in the mail a few days ago as well. I won a giveaway at Notes of Sincerity. Trish made this beautiful bracelet. I love the bunny charms and the way it sparkles when I wear it. It fits my wrist perfectly. I love that the purse and the bracelet came from two of my blogging friends, it makes them that much more special. Both of these talented women have beautiful blogs, be sure to stop over and visit!