I cannot take credit for these sweet packages, even though they really look like something I might have made! The credit goes to my Italian blogging friend Rosi, who generously offered to send me seeds for the gourd she used in this project, and I just noticed while looking through her blog that she also made vases from these same gourds! Rosi told me that this gourd grows in Sicily, so given that I also happen to live in the Mediterranean (wow, that sure sounds great, doesn't it?) I got quite excited at the prospect of a little gardening experiment. Rosi told me the seeds were on their way, and little did I know that she'd taken the time to wrap them with love, and creativity, and she even included a small gift for my daughter! This is truly blogging at it's best!
I just love the hand colored paper (more on that tomorrow!), the little gift tags, and the colored twine which in the green present actually pokes through the paper! Thanks so much Rosi, you really made my day, my month, my year. Now if I can just figure out where to grow these gourds I'll be in good shape! Speaking of shape, have you ever seen seeds that look like this? And look how Rosi thought to punch holes in the inner envelope so that the Sicilian seeds could breath on their journey to nearby lands! Special. Truly.