Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A pretty little holiday package from Allora Handmade

On Saturday I received this pretty little package in the mail from Jessica at Allora Handmade! I know you know the Allora Handmade shop....right? She only has the most beautiful handmade accessories on the web and after months and months of admiring her work, I finally decided on a little something for know...from my husband and for my stocking of course. :)

But! Before I share my purchase, I had an interesting experience with the USPS and this I was tracking the delivery and the USPS confirmed on their site that it was delivery to my door on Friday at 5:02pm...however, my mail had already been delivere when I had returned home from work and sadly, no package was on my doorstep. So, like any normal person who is slightly apprehensive about packages being left on her doorstep, I started to panic. I emailed Jessica at Allora Handmade just to let her know of the situation, and she responded quickly and was fantastic of course, and after sharing with her that the package was stated as delivered but actually had not been, we agreed to give it a few days to see if one of my neighbors ended up with it or not. Well, lo and behold, my mailman delivered it on Saturday afternoon. Has that ever happened to anyone else?

Okay, sorry for getting is my fun little gift to myself! I love Jessica's handmade roses and while I was really crushing on her Modern Pearl Rosette Statement Necklace, I decided to start with the Rosette Handband in this beautiful shade of plum. And it is totally okay that I decided to wear it to work today versus waiting until Christmas, right? I thought so.

Umm..don't you just love it? I do. Please, please, please do yourself (and everyone else still left on your holiday shopping list) a favor and visit Jessica's beautiful shop at Allora Handmade! You will be in love!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you purchased yourself something special. That's how it's DONE. I need to take a pointer from you.

    As for the package, the only thing I could think of is that it gets marked "delivered" in the computer system once it's loaded in his mail truck, assuming all items will be delivered. And maybe your package sat in his mail truck Friday and he forgot about it, so he delivered on Saturday??? I dunno....