After my squealing, postie looking on in alarm, I gently laid the package on the dining room table and peeled it open - revealing lacy white paper which unfurled to reveal two darling, treasurable, heirloom dolls hand-crafted by the amazing Tina Snerling of Tiny Concept.
Oh, they took my breath away. I've long seen and admired Tina's dolls on the internet but I was simply unprepared for how utterly beautiful they are in real life. The fabric she uses is so whimsical, all vintage and textured and stunning. The faces, the love-heart mouths, the delicate hands and feet, the bobbly soft hair, the exquisite gowns, the rosy cheeks.
Tina even threw in some gorgeous cards and I wonder if I'll ever use them - perhaps a frame is the best recipient of such deliciousness.
Lucky, lucky girls.