Time for some awesomeness! Sylwa spoiled me rotten, and I am so glad I sent her a huge box as well. What a great lady she is! And that whilst being pregnant .
This is what I brought home. HEAVY stuff! The lady at the PO was quite curious as to what was in the box because of it's weight. But it was my secret .
If this box had been any fuller, it might have exploded. Just look at how it's crammed in there <3! Oh, and yay! Crisps!
*drool* Yes, that is chocolate on the loose. I have eaten some of that already. I must say that it an interesting combination, chocolate with salted peanut butter.
And when I took everything out, this is what came up. I was (and still am) amazed. Yikes, so pretty! I think it was Pin-inspired, but either way, I really really love it!
I opened it... More sweets and chocolate! I am very curious as to what those cookies are in the left upper square. Sylwa? .
Without all the snacks. Look at this beauty. I got a beautiful and very personal jewellery box. I'm thrilled! Much better than my jewellery doll (ever noticed how hanging your necklaces in the open makes them really dirty and ugly?).
Be impressed people, be very impressed. Look at my haul! I think it's an understatement, to say I was spoiled. There is so so much! Thank you so much Sylwa, I'm so happy and thankful. Because it's so much I think I'll share some stuff with my pupils the coming weeks. They'll love it.
And the second one. I really really wanted to try this! Thank you for reading my mind . Now, what's the best way to eat them?
Sylwa, once again, thank you, a thousand times. This has been such an awesome swap and you made it even better. I love the box, it's so me, and the candy is jummy! My offer still stands for the Kinder eggs. Just PM me, and we'll see what we can arrange. Sorry too, for not sending salty snacks. I was too afraid to send crisps, as everyone told me that those bags explode in airplanes. Yours arrived just fine, so next time...
I'm ashamed. I received pieces from ragstostitches quite a while ago, but sort of lost them. I know, I know, I am really ashamed of myself. Technically, I did not really loose them. When I finished my pieces, I was craftying downstairs. And when I was done, I had to clean up. Doing so, I put the envelope with the pieces together with my scrapbook paper, throwing it all in my box, closing the box, and removing it from my sight. Major mistake... Luckily, I found them again, so I can, finally (!), share their beauty with you.
This means that I have one more set to go!
Oh, and from a personal swap with KriSmith, I received these beauties:
Someone dear arrived on my doorstep today. Literally. I called my mum this afternoon, to inform her I wouldn't be joining her for lunch when she told me there was a package for me. Nice! But, because no one was home, the mailman had put the package in our garden, as we asked him to do when we're not home. All great. If it wasn't for the fact that the sweetest Lunamoine put some chocolate and other sweets in the box. Iek! Now, everything was nicely wrapped, and Esme-Alice is okay, but it did scare me for a minute.
All wrapped up!
Oho, this I like! *I do feel VERY guilty now that I sent Ellie out with no food or other gifts. That ain't good Lunamoine, and I will make it up to you!*
Yep, in the SUN!
Is she not pretty?
With her own wardrobe. What a lady!
And with a note, for me and my family. They'll love her, for sure!
Esme-Alice arrived one day late to celebrate Ostara, or the beginning of Spring in Belgium. No worries, plenty of daffodils to make up for that loss .
And just because our house IS indeed a pyramid... The composition is not quite complete with my stupid bike, but oh well. Can you spot Esme?
While I have to start crafting like a madwoman, I received pieces back from two people. Two pairs for my Irish puzzle. I am in love, seriously!
These are the pieces I received from Luvebuggy99, quite a while ago *oh, the shame* I love the bling and the shoes!
With the little card.
Number one, with a delicious tartan look .
And number two. The yellow is gold, to be honest, but it didn't photograph so well.
And next up, my pieces from Rene24601. I'm in awe! She handpainted the two pieces. I mean, she PAINTED them. And with a very steady hand, rest assured.
All the pieces together.
Number one. The printed picture is related to the puzzle piece, as she painted a detail of the dress unto the puzzle. How amazing is that?! I love the way she explained it to me, and how I didn't really need it, because I'm a dance freak, and I sort of recognised the typical Irish dance dress embroidery. But oh, how I love it!
And number two, combing my love for Ireland, with my love for Irish dance.
Thank you ladies, you made me day! Before the show I kinda lost my drive to dance, because we kept rehearsing, but the actual performing gave me a boooost. We are now learning new things (the rocks!) and I'm excited.
I still have to work hard to get to the skill that some Craftsters have, but I'm slowly getting there. This was a blanket for a friend of mine, who had a boy. Yep, a boy. But het favourite colour is purple, so I had to go with that. Credit to my sis though, for het colour choice. I sort of knew what I wanted, but she really helped me out.
Oh, and yes, I made a crucial mistake, that's why the blanket refuses to lay flat. The problem with colour changes is that you cannot go back once you've changed colour (at least, I cant't). So I tried to correct it in the bigger rounds, but to no avail. Oh well, as long as they'll use it to lay on top of the baby, it won't show .
We did a Secret Santa swap on our HP forum, and originally, I wanted to embroider the Slytherin crest. The cross-stitch one, from The Leaky Cauldron. I started really early, got on really well, and then discovered an unforgivable mistake at the very beginning. At first, I wanted to tear it out, gently, and start over. Then, when I realised time was ticking away, I tried to tear the thread out, ruining the fabric in the process. *sigh* I have not looked at it since then, too afraid that I have properly ruined it...
So, I needed a replacement, and noticed the Circus Alphabet on Urban Threads. I bought the entire alphabet, and used the A (for her name) and the K (for his name). My sister helped me with the colours, because she is a genius. It was my first time doing a regular embroidery work, I mainly cross stitch. But I like it, and I hope you do too...