It has been almost 4 years since I started blogging and I’ve met some wonderful people along the way. Lee received a package yesterday, she opened it before I got home since it was addressed to her and she absolutely loved what she saw. She thought it was a Chinese outfit, I corrected her that it’s a Hmong outfit and perfect for her to wear to the upcoming Hmong New Year celebration on Thanksgiving weekend.
The package is a gift from Mozemoua, my Hmong blogger’s friend. She did an excellent job in putting the outfit together, and Lee’s favorite piece is the hat. The design is very modern in my opinion, and beautiful workmanship on this piece.
I didn’t realize that I placed the hat upside down, I will retake the picture of the hat tonight.
Updated: 11/14/2010, sorry about the picture earlier, I retake the first and second picture, the hat is positioned correctly now. I need to get a white blouse for inside and also white Hmong skirt for Lee to wear with this outfit. There is an Asian store called Tida that might carry this.
My favorite piece is the apron, the cross stitch patterns are so beautiful and lots of work has been poured into this. I wanted to make my own handbag and tried on several occasions to no avail. It was a lot harder than I thought and finally gave up. Mozemoua will put up a tutorial video at her blog and I’m looking forward to learning how to cross stitch from her.
I love the detail, this has to be the labor of love handcrafted with care.
This birthday has been very special to Lee, Cambree has also made her a chocolate and Sea Salt handmade soap, Lee used it all before I had a chance to take a picture of it. Here is a picture from Cambree’s Etsy online store.
She was also kind enough to send me her new soap as a gift, a French Clay & Carrot Essential Oil now on sale at her Etsy store. I’m a huge fan of her homemade soap, Cambree handcrafted it herself and selects natural ingredients that are good for your skin.
Thank you both for Lee’s gifts. 🙂