The other day I was welcomed home with a wonderful package in the post. I could see that it came from across the pond and the first thing that came to mind was the arrival of my fairy crowns.
I carefully opened the outside that was wrapped so securely as to not allow the turbulence of travel to damage it in any manner. Underneath the carefully wrapped package I found yet another delicately wrapped package in a deep shade of purple. Being my favorite color of course it brought a smile across my face. Tied with a ribbon to match and one of black I carefully untied the bow and unwrapped the tissue paper that encircled it.
Another box lay beneath the wrappings and atop lay 3 note cards with prints of pictures that I have often admired of the artist. Of course I could never use such note cards. Although I would love to share their fancy with friends I intend to put these into a frame and hang in my special room along with other things that are dear to my heart.
As I raised the cards from the box I saw what I had been waiting for, the set of fairy crowns for my granddaughter and myself. Both are a rich purple and a shade of Cinderella blue with mine being dominantly purple and hers blue. The detail of the work amazed me. They were simply beautifully done and I know that much love went into the creation of them. Jo would email me consistently throughout their design and construction to give me updates on them as well as photos to show me. However I will say that photos do not do any justice to showing the true craftsmanship that is put into these.
I am so taken by them that I am considering sewing a linen dress for my grand daughter to go with her crown so that when she comes and visits she can go down beneath my Elm where the fae like to play and dance with them. Thank you Jo so much for your wonderful gift and wonderful creations. You truly gave me a blessing one that I am sure will bless me for years to come.