OMG - Freestyle must have spun her fingers to the bone to put together this package for me!!!! I am so overwhelmed with everything and it is all so customized and just perfect
Here's a picture of everything splayed all over my living room floor hehe.
The piece de la resistance!!! Tons of handspun!!! I asked freestyle for this because I love her color choices and combos; there are going to be a lot of really happy people around xmas this year
She was so sweet to wind most of it for me since I kind of have issues keeping the yarn untangled when trying to wind it by hand myself lol. The unwound ones are smaller art yarns that I'm going to have fun incorporating it into my artwork
Also just a small note: in the first picture the peacock colored one (called calypso - so appropriate! middle bottom row) actually has two balls - the other one was hiding under my leg not wanting to get his picture taken LOL
2 beautiful prints of a photograph freestyle took herself, a fun notepad, a couple of books that I'm looking forward to reading including the Alice in wonderland classic books
(I'm totally going to scan the pictures so I can use them in my art!!), fun marbled papers, joss paper from the LV trip (I think?)
A pair of awesome oversized teapcups
I am not a fan of the regular size teacups because I always finish my tea way too fast and have to go fill up again - but not with these babies
I LOVE the raven designs on these. Each cup has the raven on one side with the tree on the other, and the saucers have the raven on it again.
Here's an awesome papermaking book (I LURV handmade paper), really beautiful papers, and a vintage magazine with the most hilarious ads. I have to share some with you guys. You can count on me using this in my papercrafting. I can't bear to cut it but I'll be scanning almost every page
Hopefully you can make out the text - one is a Ex-Lax ad, another one for a Prince Albert
Its referring to a smoking pipe or tobacco (?) but the looks on their faces and the meaning that PA has now....well....hehehe...
Super cute stitch markers which I totally need! My favorite are the fruit and veggie ones
Freestyle also included some fun whimsies
She is one of the reigning queens of whimsy after all. I already have plans for some of the tiny wonders.
The second picture is of my favorites.
Also some gorgeous pendants that are either going to be worn by me or made into gifts
I am so armed and loaded for xmas this year.
She never even hinted to this but freestyle made me a measuring tape bracelet!!! which I have wanted forever. I love it so much and am wearing it right now.
And last but certainly not least, she made me funky fun punctuation earrings!! My favorites are the question marks hehe..I do say "huh" and "what" a lot which makes it more appropriate - I might have to wear them to work tomorrow. I'm sure my coworker will get a good laugh out of them hehe. I almost didn't put up the last picture, but it is my best posed question face...eh, I'm no model LOL, but I love those earrings
Freestyle, you are amazing and wonderful and a new awesome friend! I enjoyed so much PMing back and forth and am sad now that our swap is done lol. We'll totally have to do this again. And crafting in Chicago!!! I can't wait to meet you in person. Thank you so so much!