This is the awesome parcel of goodies that I received all the way from Japan from my very good friend Xue. Everything was so beautifully wrapped and even the outside of the parcel was a work of art! I was in awe of the pretty packaging! Included was a sweet homemade stamped fabric pencil wrap, which included a nice set of water colour pencils (btw, there's an 'All in a Wrap' available to buy from Xue's Etsy Shop), a set of four little kawaii magnets (made with the assistance of her crafty children Annika and Niklas), cute-as-button hairbands, a packet of gorgeous origami paper, a bunch of Japanese stickers and...
MY STAMP! Isn't it the cutest thing? Xue asked for my input before starting the design but I completely left it up to her to surprise me because I just knew that she would create something fun that I'd love. And she did! I can't wait to get started on my stamping frenzy. I may even start stampin' my walls any minute!
I wanted to somehow convey the diversity of Xue's creative talents, so I've sourced a selection of photos from Xue's blog to give an example of the variety of her crafty endeavours. I believe the following images do give some insight into the versatility of the inspiring and incredibly gifted artisan known as Xue.
Lastly is this set of 'Candy House' drawings by Xue's nine year old daughter Annika. Impressive stuff from one so young! Looks like little Annika is already following in the footsteps of her talented mother. Xue's Etsy shop can be found here. Xue's blog can be found here, where you'll discover a mix of Xue's latest creations/projects, yummy food, travel adventures, family celebrations, and beautiful Cherry Blossoms!