23 November 2010

a gift from iceland...

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the other day I received a Bucket Tree order from Iceland. Now, i do get lots of orders from US, Australia and Japan, but there's something about Iceland that made me get all excited and go gushing to the husbondo 'wow, its actually going to Iceland can you believe it, can you?'
I have a deep fascination with the place ever since being hooked on the TV series 'Nonni and Manni' when I was but a nipper.
Anyway, back to the subject...a few days after sending that little packet to Iceland, i received this in the post! A little handmade pressie all the way from actual Iceland!

a stunning tiny painting on a soft cotton square...

and look at this stamp, not only is it of the volcanic dust cloud that nearly brought the whole RUST empire down in one swoop, if that wasn't hilarious enough, the Icelandic stamp designers even made that dust cloud 3-D and shiny! Genius.

and such a lovely card full of beautiful comments that made my head very big indeed! and the button tied onto the card with thread is perfection.

and I'm totally inspired by these envelopes...so clever!

the whole thing made me blub, very touching indeed. So maybe soon we will go to Iceland, the land of volcanoes, grassy roofs, wild horses, Nonni and Manni and cool envelopes!

A million thank yous to Eydis, a real live Icelandic person, wow! XXX