While I cannot yet discover what I mailed to Kiki and Eeschen, because the parcel is still on its way and I don't want to spoil the surprise, I am more than happy to show you what Maarit sent me...but don't be jealous, because it is all really very very pretty!
First, an overview:
Let's start with the most beautiful, hand-knitted, felted and needle-felted minibag:
Maarit was so thoughtful and did a portrait of Miss Eve on one side, and Bing on the other. After it was done, she read about Bing not being the right match to Miss Eve, and hoped that it wasn't too bad that I had Bing on the purse...of course it doesn't matter... also because it looks as if Bing's felted image could just as well be Neville's :)))
Anyway... there's so much more in it... she did for me these beautiful stitchmarkers:
And look at this pretty mug (with Finnish sweets inside!) - you can only get these in Finland from a company called Arabia, and the artist is Heljä Liukko-Sundström:
Because it's a knitters'swap too, the yarn couldn't be missing:
It is a lovely natural yarn, organic as well, from a local organic farm. The label says, as Maarit translated:
this yarn is produced in a small farm. The text says: "The organic farm of Mannila, Gray Jasmiini, 100% wool. Our black and white sheep Jasmiini is a little shy, but she is always the first one at the hay rack and that's why she is motherly plump.
I also got some yummy black aromatised fairtrade teas, and a lovely handmade card:
Of course it was all about the bunnies...so here we go, some organic dried apple slices and raisins (I tried them with Miss Eve and Bing, and while Bing would eat the raisins, Miss Eve would only nibble at the apple pieces, LOL!) and a honey and seed chewy stick from Vitakraft (still in its package, see top picture on the top left).
I shall try the treats again with Miss Eve and Neville... when they come home tonight :)
Thanks again, Maarit :) You did manage a lovely parcel, despite having to prepare it while you were moving home!