Ok, now time for the pictures
This is my awesome package from Lillian641! The post office messed with it, and when I got it the package was slit open all the way along the bottom, and being held closed by two rubber bands in a plus shape. Luckily I think nothing was lost
. I was grinning like an idiot and jumping around and hugging that snail as soon as I opened it. How did you know I like realistic land snails the best? It's perfect, and the stitching skill on it is completely astounding O_O. The whole bag looks completely professional, and I love the tie dye fabric the snail is made of. She also sent me an oshibori case since I don't have one (I love the purple
), and a gigantic lunch ice pack that can also be heated, since I'd never heard of those except for injuries before. (Wow, now I can have hot lunch too. I'll definitely use it
Look at how huge that bag is
! (mess included for size reference
(Aoum aoum aoum leftover cookies.)
This is the side; it folds up nicely and is still huge.
The inside has a velcro closure and two ginormous pockets that are lined with a white material that feels waterproof. It also has this label. (Do you have an embroidery machine?)
Here's the pockets with stuff in them, although THIS full even this huge bag can't close (but keeps my bento flat anyway, even while held).linked because I'm going overboard on pictures
It can close easily packed like this though, and even keeps my fat bento flat. Last time I packed it, it was in a tall lunchbag and only fit on its side, and stuff falling out over the barrier made my food into a mess, so I'm ecstatic about this staying flat.
It looks really cute closed. (This is with the above stuff in it in that position.)
Then when I was taking pictures of it, I noticed something else: insanely
good embroidery hidden in green thread on the back. I have no idea how you did that with a sewing machine freehand. There are two flowers and a butterfly, and the right flower has a sakura petal and a leaf floating by its stem. These pictures needed to be huge to be able to see the well-hidden embroidery, so I'll just link to them. The bag is not wrinkly, the right flower just goes into the handle a bit so I tried to fold it to get the whole thing in the picture. Both flowers have stems and the left one has two leaves on the stem. (edit: Photobucket and craftster both resize my huge picture of all of them, so I put more pictures.)the whole back
** a better pic of the right flower
** the falling petal and leaf closer
** the butterfly closer
** the left flower
Thank you so much Lillian!