Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Package from England

Friends through blogs, friends through Instagram - it's the new way, what a wonderful way to meet people just like you, from all over the world!!   I have numerous blogging pals, now I have Instagram friends that are just as special.  

I met Lynne over a year ago on Instagram, she's a sweetheart!!  She recently began an at home sewing business - she's making bags of all types and using repurposed embroidery and tapestries.   I had only admired her work online, until last week, when a package arrived from her - a totally unexpected package!!  I had sent her a runner that Mom had done, I just expected her to use it up whatever way she wanted - surprise, she made a bag for me!!

She used jute for the front, a vintage 70's fabric for the back.  

The inside is just as lovely!  Click on the picture and you can see all of Lynne's contact information.  There are some truly unique items at Once in a Blue Pig - all so wonderful!

When you love paper and tapes, the outside of a parcel can be pretty exciting too, Lynne has sent me mail before and everything is just so different and fun!  She sent me some postcards too!!  I'll be SMASHing some of this package, for sure!!!

Britain in a Box came to me - how cute is this?  I've been waiting to write this post before the bunting found its home, that's going to happen right now!!

I'm so grateful for our friendship, Lynne - thank you so much!!


  1. I was just telling Brian how crazy it was all the friends I have made through blogging and Instagram. Times sure have changed, haven't they?

    Love the bag! It's so perfect for you...


  2. Cute! Like her logo!

  3. Love the bag and how wonderful of her to make it and send to you. I love packages from another country, the stamps and packaging are so interesting. I just started following you on Instagram!


  4. Wow, so much fun!

    Lucky for you to receive such a fun
    package in tbe mail.

    M : )

  5. i love that bag! what a beautiful way to use that fabric!

  6. Hi Jill I'm so pleased that you liked your bag so much that you wrote a blog about it. Thank you so much for introducing me to the world of "Happy Mail"! I love putting together little parcels and when I receive precious gifts like your Mom's runner it's very special. Thank you so much for featuring me in one of your blogs. Kind regards from your English Insta Friend Lynne xx