At last! I have a free moment to post pics (haha, I wrote that about 8 hours ago - that free moment didn't last very long)! Life got crazy overnight, and then to top it off, I got sick
. But I am happy to report that I too have received a nice package from Sylvan that made my day merry & bright
. When I made her a TARDIS stocking, I thought to myself, 'wouldn't it be funny if she made me a TARDIS too?' Well, lo and behold...
This was the first thing I saw when I opened the box and it put a huge smile on my face! Somebody else mentioned how you can give us craftsters the same crafting 'assignment,' yet end up with so many different variations. We both made TARDIS stockings, but they came out so different from each others. Sylvan did a great job with the paneling on my stocking. She had to wait a little while after her concussion before she could cut it out, but it worked out perfectly!
Included with the stocking were some bath dots, coasters, a slouchie beanie, and a 'floofy' scarf (her word, and the same exact one I would've used to describe it). The hat is nice because it's lightweight and the scarf is really soft! I like the color of the scarf, it will be perfect to dress up casual outfits.
Here's a close up of the coasters and bath dots. I love the festive Christmas coloring of the coasters! They can also be easily transformed into ornaments, so they're a kind of 2-for-1 crafted item. The bath dots are really bright & colorful and there are so many of them! They will definitely liven up my baby's bath time! We already have some sticking to the shower wall that we used for counting while I gave him his bath tonight.
Sylvan wrapped quite a few of my gifts in these fabric bags! They are way better than gift bags because once they get wrinkled, instead of throwing them out, they just need to be ironed and they can be reused again and again (I want to wrap gifts in them this Christmas, but I don't want to give them up, I want keep them to wrap gifts in EVERY year! Lol). She also made me 6 pairs of earrings! Baby boy is not quite beyond the 'grab anything dangling within his reach' stage, but I look forward to wearing these earrings once he is
My husband is quite the handyman, so Sylvan made him some tool shaped chocolates! I'm going to save these for his stocking, but I know he'll love them, they're perfect for him!
Sylvan also included a dozen hand made cards (complete with envelopes) for various occasions! You may notice there are only 11 in the pic; that's because I'd already used my favorite one for my sister's birthday before I took a pic - and since I took the pic, I've used another one for a package I'm shipping out. These are so handy to have around, I love them!
I was happy to see that she had made me two washcloths and delighted to realize they were Doctor Who washcloths! I've never been excited over washcloths before! I'm very impressed with her ability to knit the Cyberman and Dalek designs into the cloths! I don't know anything about knitting, but that seems pretty hard to me.
As for the purchased items, Sylvan included some tasty maple cookies and Ghirardelli peppermint chocolate squares. I've never had these cookies before (maybe because I've never been to Canada), they taste like a maple donut (which made me realize, I haven't tasted very much maple - maple syrup doesn't even have a very maple-y taste in comparison to these cookies). As for the Ghirardelli squares, I'm very glad she included them. They're one of my favorite Christmas treats, but I hadn't had any this year. She also included some foam ornaments that I think I'll make with my 4 year old nephew, he always wants to craft with me
. She also sent a notebook that I've already been making good use of!
Lastly, Sylvan sent this really neat gourd Santa ornament. She bought it at a store run by a Mennonite church that sells hand made items from around the world. It's very detailed and makes a beautiful addition to our tree!
Thank you so much for taking me on as your second partner Sylvan! I really enjoyed crafting for you as well as receiving all the goodies you sent! I'm just sad the swap is over!