So I received a fantastic package from sloth003 and it was all in one piece.
Onto the Pictures!
I started with the card as instructed and then promptly ignored the list of items (I didn't want to ruin the surprise of opening each group).
The items were all wrapped in these fun materials which will come in handy in future crafting projects.
Theme 1: 6 smalls: Decorate Yourself
A sun-dyed scarf, a headband that she dyed using the rust from an old chisel, earrings from a dragon boat festival, a rock necklace (found and tumbled by her son), a hand stamped sloth pendant, and a bunch of flower hair clips, also some temporary tattoos and some super long glow in the dark nails; I have already worn a bunch of these things and I can't wait to wear the others, they really filled in some holes in my accessory wardrobe. I think the rock pendant might be my favorite though.
Theme 2: 1 large and 1 small: Art Nouveau
A beautiful Chrysler Building stained glass window panel (she made it herself!) and a lovely art nouveau floral hoopla on some awesome plaid material. Look how nicely the hoop fits in on my "small framed things wall":
Theme 3: 1 medium, 3 smalls: Woodland Creatures
A reversible tie bag, bookcover, the best wristlet, wallet, tea wallet, notebook with fabric cover and zip pouch. I have already started using these things and I absolutely love them I feel so much more organized with everything. They all have woodland creature fabrics, I particularly like the yellow hedgehog fabric for the zip pouch.
Theme 4: 1 Large, 1 small: Natural History
An awe inspiring cabinet of curiosities quilt. There are so many awesome fabrics and I love the scrappy nature of the strips; sometimes it really transforms the material (like the wolf fabric) In each of the central whitish blocks are different book plates that she had printed from a Book of Natural Oddities from the 1700's. She also gave me the extra plates to utilize in other projects. Also, it is backed in my favorite color, I can't believe you found this material. Needless to say, the quilt is awesome and it has already found a home on my couch.
Accompanied by a dinosaur mug rug. I love the colors on the pieced side and the dinosaur fabric is adorable.
Theme 5: 2 Mediums: Knitting Notions
Two sets of hand dyed yarns (one with Kool Aid by her son!) and the most useful and attractive yarn bowl so that my yarn doesn't go gallivanting around the house while I am trying to knit it up (note the stylized slot on the side for the yarn to feed through). SO awesome and already being utilized.
Some extra tasty treats:
Thank you Sloth003 everything is super awesome and I feel like you knew me well with your choice of materials, colors and items made. I hope you like your package as much as I've enjoyed mine.