I'm glad you like what I sent you, trisarose! Incidentally I posted a tutorial for the composition book cover here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410258.0 It differs a bit from others I've seen.
Okay, now for the truly awesome package trisarose sent me!
First up is a pair of long wished-for fingerless gloves:
I love them! I have wanted fingerless gloves for ages and ages and now I have a fun and wonderful pair of my very, very own.
Next is one of the most perfect jackets I've ever seen, let alone owned:
She made military-insignia-esque covers for the epaulettes. It's awesome for me: more subtly dieselpunky so I can wear it out and about, which I have already!
One of the most challenging parts of this swap for me was that I saw a lot of stuff labeled dieselpunk that looked like stuff in stores now. I don't now if I'm reading that wrong, but I can pick out steampunk much easier than dieselpunk. However trisarose made something I think is wonderfully blatant dieselpunk and suits me to a T:
She said she took a file and hammer to it to age it! How's that for gutsy? It incorporates so many things I like: Black and silver, time-telling devices, Morse code, Russian and symbols. The top word in the Russian poster picture means "workers" I think. Google translate thinks the ones printed sideways mean "take the rifle". Can you tell I'm a beginner
I don't know if she or the postal service (the box looked like it'd been taken to a stable and trampled on ) did the cracked glass but I think it's a great touch!
Thank you so, so much! I love everything, trisarose. And thank you, Alchamy513, for hosting such a fabulous swap!