Friday, August 6, 2010

Little Bits of Goodness

My much anticipated miniature order from Susanna at the incredibly inspiring blog, Elamaa Koossa 1:12 has arrived from Finland!! Susanna's blog was the very first mini blog that I discovered. (She participated in Amy Powers' "Club Little House"-- my first experience with mini's.) Her blog really opened my imagination to the world of miniatures, and was my springboard for discovering other mini bloggers. See what you started, Susanna?!

Susanna is an incredibly talented miniaturist-- she has created everything you can imagine, from sculpted polymer clay soaps and realistic food to intricate plants and trees. She has an Etsy store, appropriately named Little Bits of Goodness. Please stop by and visit her fun blog and store to see her fabulous creations. Be prepared to be inspired!

I have long wanted to own one of her wonderful creations but oh, the decisions! (So much great stuff!) So one day, she posted about something that I knew I had to have. Decision easily made, right then, right there.

Okay, do you want to see what I ordered? I bet you do!

((Squeeeel!!)) Okay, doesn't this beautiful butterfly jar and net just take your breath away?! When she first posted it, I became totally obsessed. Must. Have. This. Magical. Pure magic. How does she get those butterflies to "float"?!! it's like she took a full size, real butterfly jar and sprinkled pixie dust... and poof! They're teensy tiny! I'm so in love with this, I don't even have words... And then, as if I wasn't in heaven already, there was more in the envelope....

All this!! ((Squeeeeel!!)) Really, I squeeled everytime I opened each item!!! It's like, Susanna had read the mini wishes in my mind!
Have I ever told you how much I love handwritten notes from my bloggy friends? I do. I really, really do. Those notes help me believe that my bloggy friends are real people, real friends. Those notes warm my heart. Susanna was so thoughtful to think of Meg. (She goes by Maggie also! Really, she does!)
Is this fountain not incredible??!! It looks like real water is trickling through it! Oh! And the bowl of brocolli-- the detail is so incredible. I have such a great respect for miniaturists that can work that polymer clay into such amazingly tiny detail. Meg will love that brocolli-- it will help her keep her "girlish figure". (Susanna must have noticed that Meg has nothing but sweets in her kitchen!) Oh! Do you see those little houses? They are so tiny! So cute!
((Squeeeel!)) Books! Beautiful books! Current, chic, relevant-to-today books!! The sewing books will be so wonderful for Meg's studio. (Yes, she has a studio-- still under construction!) The cookbooks-- LOVE them! The open book is one by Gordon Ramsey (so cool!), and the smaller one is by Alice Waters.
I love Alice Waters. I love everything she stands for-- fresh, clean, organic food-- and of course, bringing gardening and nutrition to children in inner-city schools. Google her. She's amazing. I had no idea that people in Finland know of her. (Duh!) I've always wanted to go to her restaurant in Berkley. I drove past Berkley last weekend, but it wasn't on the itinerary that day. (More on that weekend, next post!) Okay, and do you see that other book?
Small House Designs-- is that just so perfect for a coffee table in a miniature house?!! Sooo cool! Love. It.
((Squeeeel!!)) (See? There I go again...) Miniature Lush soaps!! Aren't they amazing?! I love how she totally nailed the design and textures. Love, love, love them! They look so real, I can practically smell the fragrances. Have you ever walked by a Lush store? The fragrances are so yummy! Meg is a happy girl-- and so am I!

Susanna, I can not even begin to express how grateful I am for your generosity and kindness. I absolutely love everything you so kindly sent to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you... my mini wishes have come true!



Susan said...

Awesome goodies! I just adore the butterflys, the jar and the net but those books.......I would have squealed too!!

Susanna said...

[slaps hand on forehead]
Meg. Of course it is Meg.
Glad she likes Maggie too LOL!

I've been wondering if there is any way to add scent onto those Lush items... ;) My daughter Saara helped me make those.

I'm so happy you enjoyed your package. Surprises make life so much fun, don't you think?

Claudia said...

Oh my goodness, Jill, what a treasure trove! I see why you fell in love with the butterfly net and jar. How magical and what detail. Of course, everything your friend included is wonderful. I am not familiar with her blog, but I will certainly be visiting her soon!


Kim G. said...

Such fun!!! I love the mini you chose, a butterfly jar and net, fantastic! She sure threw in some good goodies too! By the way, I like saving the marshmallows in Lucky Charms for the end too! Soul sisters.

Kim said...

what amazing items Jill- and such sweet extras- mini friends are truly the best, don't you think? That jar of butterflies is just toooo amazing!

Lisa Leggett said...

How fun! That tiny butterfly jar is just about as cute as it gets! I love all your extra goodies too! Boy Jill, I need another hobby like I need another hole in my head, but this makes me want to start a mini house too!

dosierosie said...

WOW! Lucky you so much stuff.