OK everybody.... prepare for the amazingness that is Theaquacreature. This is what you call true serendipity. Aqua already posted the octo box I made for her- we actually received our boxes on the same day. We never got into many specifics when communicating about our boxes, but this is what we ended up with.....
Can you believe it???!!! An amazing octopus matchbox!!!!! Look at the detail. All hand stitched! A treasure chest with seed bead handles! Really?! Suction cups made from book pages, sequins & beads! Seriously?!
Rear view. Immaculate- even the inside of the box sleeve is decorated! What?! The chest is jeweled with woodgrained hindges and a sprinkle of glitter!
As if the box itself wasn't enough, it was packed with goodies!!!
Look at the teapot earrings!!! Is that a cameo?! Shells & beads with my name! Teeny, tiny oragami stars.
A quote from Jane Austen. My favorite author. And I adore the expression on his face- Fierce!
I know this post is gonna be crazy long, but I can't help myself. I was too impatient & I tore into the beautifully packed box without taking pictures. Layers of lovely paper and a handmade note card. This is my very first swap and I'm amazed at how it worked out. When I opened Aqua's box, I started squealing and hitting my husband in the arm- repeatedly. It was too crazy, too awesome. Pretty magical. Thank you, Aqua! You are truly amazing!