This is the cuff. Vallen uses old quilts as a base and hand sews on each and every one of those beads and baubles you see . . .
This is the tea cozy . . .
and the inside lining . . .
Vallen definitely has skills when it comes to sewing! Thank you sooooo much for the wonderful rak's Vallen!
Also in the mail today was this card with a handwritten note inside from Debbie Metti in Parma, Ohio - a not so willing transplant from Southern California I might add.
The atc she made is especially for moi :) Debbie recently purchased some leaf ribbon trim from my etsy shop. I had included some extra ribbons in a bag that I lined with some really really old paper. Debbie used the paper to create a background for this atc. Isn't it pretty and all vintageeee? Thank you sweet Debbie!!
Also in the mail was a card from my friend Mary Ann. The note is personal, so I won't be sharing it here. I just wanted to tell you that Mary Ann is a young woman that is keeping the art of handwriting and sending correspondence via the snail mail route alive and well!