I thought I'd start with my well overdue "Fan Mail Friday" post, and then next week I'll move on to some of the review posts I've been waiting to share with you.
This past month, I received several goodies via the post office. :)
My friend Treesa sent me this amazingly realistic cookie card for "National Chocolate Chip Day" on May 15th. (I didn't get to the post office until June, though.) :}
She also sent me this sweet homemade card for "World Doll Day."
Included was a flyer with a letter from the founder of "World Doll Day." Somehow I always miss this day, but I would love to actually celebrate it one of these years by doing a doll giveaway. Maybe next June. ;)
I also received a fun little care package from my dear online friend Karina. Those of you who used to follow Tess and Maggie's blog might remember her dolls as the ones who so generously sent Tess, Maggie, and the others a fun Christmas care package.
You can find Karina on Instagram at @mia.kate.andco. She has lots of great pictures of her dolls and her homemade creations. Karina also has an Etsy shop (MiaKateApparel). She doesn't currently have any items, but be sure to favorite her shop for future sales.
Karina sent me these two cute Strawberry Shortcake toys from McDonald's for my Strawberry Shortcake collection.
She also sent me this little package.
It included a card with a lovely message inside...
...and a beautiful photo of her current crew (this will go up on one of the doll room walls). :)
The package contained...
...one of Karina's adorable handmade outfits.
It included a green tank, a white skirt, and a matching hair bow.
Here is Hayden, modeling the new outfit.
A closer look at the shirt...
The hair bow is attached to a metal clip that works easily in Hayden's hair.
I think the green of the shirt looks great with Hayden's eyes, too.
Karina does great work. I'm so honored that she chose to send this. Thanks so much, Karina. My dolls love their new outfit! ;)
And Treesa, thanks for once again brightening my day with your sweet cards. :)
I'll be sending a little prize to Karina as a thank you (since I've already sent Treesa one in the past). Karina, let your dollies know that some little goodies are coming their way. :)
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Next week, I'll be back with more posts. :)