McBenno's 12-days of Christmas-tastic Gallery! On the 12th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
12 cute felt ornaments! (why is this picture sometimes sideways and sometimes right-side up? )On the 11th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
A rainbowy folder...
...that holds 10 note cards!
(detail shots of the cards)On the 10th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
This little pink pouch...
...with ten marble magnets inside!
There are 2 bunnies, 2 with sequin-y stars, two paisley, two silvery flowery ones and 2 "j"s (because my name is Jenni) They are beautifying my fridge!On the 9th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
A bag of goodies! Supplies to be specific
there's 1) four types of fabric, 2) sewing pins, 3) fabric "markers" (pencils), 4) thread, 5) a seam ripper (hahaha! - If you haven't read, I can never find one), 6) some cute holiday stickers, 7) a Hello Kitty cross-stitch bookmark kit,
needles, and 9) a bag full of bits of ribbon and trims.
HOW FUN!! On the 8th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
A recipe book!
each page has a different recipe (8 total)
and each recipe is on a little laminated bookmark so I can pull them out and not get the cookbook all messy while cooking! This is brilliant! (I get so much crap on my cookbooks!)On the 7th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
(Days 9 and 8 are still in the mail, so 2711 told me to skip ahead to days 7 and 6
(opened on day 9)
Day 7 was the random day
A Christmas pudding (don't know if it's figgy or not though) and some chocolates that look like vintage buttons.
the back of the chocolate box that shows the buttons
A rainbowy necklace and bracelet (the bracelet jingles!) I tried to get an action shot, but my wrist was too close to the camera, and I wasn't going to attempt a photo of my own chest
star earrings! pink and orange are my favorites, and stars too!
The cutest print of robots with a cupcake! I almost put this on my wist (in fact, I thought I had, but I couldn't find it just now) and now it's all mine!
And possibly the best part of day 7... a craft magazine from December 1972! There is some wierd stuff in here, it's pretty funny to look through. 2711 says if I make anything out of it she wants to see pics... that sounds like a challenge!
And I'm so glad she drew my attention to page 12, the woman in (what she calls) the "scary makeup". I happen to look like Princess Lea disguised as a hooker in a very unflattering sweater every day... don't know what's so "scary" about it!
That is just ... special... On the 6th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
(opened on day 8 )
6 ceramic ornaments of stars! Presumably made by Louise Alexander.
One of the points broke off in transit, but it's a clean break, so I think I should be able to glue it back with no problem. We both got pretty lucky with the breakables so far, all things considered. On the 5th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
(opened on day 7)
A sock monkey!
and a piggy bank!
and a Rapunzel scarf!
(it almost touches my toes!)
and a little pouch!
and a peacock feather necklace!
Lots of exclamation points!!On the 4th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
(opened on day 6)
4 place mats! (that are pretty darn similar to the ones I sent 2711 for day 6 - which happened to be the day I opened these! haha! great minds think alike!
) On the 3rd day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
OOH, I'm a spoiled McBenno! One thing I really wanted for Christmas was a set of bamboo crochet hooks. I didn't put this in my swap questionnaire, but 2711 found them on my amazon.com wish list (super stalker!). The funny thing is apparently my dad had looked for some for me but couldn't find any, so I didn't think I was going to get any, and that night when I came home from my parent's house, 2711s package was waiting for me! YAY!
ooh, so pretty!
ALSO! I got a WIP bag with a hold for the yarn to come through while working (which I DID ask for
The buttons are cute little pins, but I didn't get a good pic of them.
Item 3 (yes, there's more!) was a magic yarn ball! I've never had one of these before! I cheated and unrolled the whole thing because she warned that if I didn't use it soon it would get yucky - I found gummy candies inside, so that explains that. The yarn ball was kawaii themed - WHEE!On the 2nd day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
(opened on day 5)
2 skirts! YAY!
One is a pink and purple and turquoise-y twirly skirt - super girly
(which is a good thing!)
the other is a more A-line style skirt with a drawstring waist - white with a pretty mossy green and berry colored floral print at the bottom - with sparkles too! On the 1st day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...
TWO THINGS! Cheater!
An AWESOME sewing machine cover and a scrap catcher/organizer thingie (is there a good word ofr this?) for beneath the machine. The fabric is amazing! There's a little pocket on the left that I put my scissors in already
And the little applique on the cover is adorable!
Thanks for being such an awesome partner, 2711! This was tons of fun!