Inside was a little moss terrarium, a handmade chou-chou and mug rug, and some delicious tea. These gifts really fit my style, even including my favorite motifs and colors.
The moss terrarium is something I was particularly excited to see. It came with a hand-sculpted fawn nestled inside, as well as some extra sheet moss. I can't wait to set it up on my bedroom vanity!
The flower, bow, and tassel brooch I made is detachable, so it can be pinned to a cardigan or even worn as a hair accessory because it has a claw clip on the back as well. For some extra whimsy, I added the miniature pom-pom trim on one side of the tassel and a pearl chain with a tiny key on the other.
♥Some of you may remember the earmuffs and scarf I decorated for my gift last year, so I tried to give something different this year: a tote bag, brooch, and vest set. The first gift is a sturdy tote bag made of paisley tapestry, which can come in handy for shopping or even carrying heavy books.
Finally, there's the embroidered tulle lace vest. I think this vest could be worn a number of ways-- with a floral dress or even casually with a loose top and jeans. An all-white outfit would be really striking with a piece like this.
The lace is delicate-- the tulle parts near the middle are completely transparent, so anything worn underneath shows right through. Open vests like this with no front closures are fun to wear because they create a lovely frame for a special necklace or scarf.
Now that the holidays are over and the new year has begun, I hope all my readers are doing well. Did you give or receive any great presents this holiday season?