Hello! I meant to post photos of all these lovely things yesterday, and then... I ended up working a 13 hour shift instead. But here they are now!
First up, a super fun bookmark that appeals to my love The Haunted Mansion and Peter Pan!
Next, some beautiful magnets! I them love so much. One is It's A Small World concept art by Mary Blair, who I love, and is very appropriate because my kitchen is covered in her Small World artwork! The other magnet actually made me feel a little teary eyed--I just finished my second contract working in the Canada Pavilion in EPCOT in Walt Disney World at the end of May, and this little maple leaf magnet is actually a close up photo of the maple leaf detailing on the fence in front of World Showcase Lagoon next to the Canada Pavilion. I used to see people stop to take photos of it all the time--you weren't the only one who really liked it, mthrasher138! Thank you so much! It's the smallest thing you sent me but I treasure it.
Next up, The Boss Mouse! mthrasher138 made me a fun set of Mickey Mouse cards to mail to all my friends. I have a lot of pen pals that will appreciate these!
And lastly, the crowning glory of this swap package. When I pulled his out of the box, I believe my exact words to the empty room were, "Oh my God. This is the best thing that was ever made." No exaggeration! I love it so much! THE WILDERNESS MUST BE EXPLORED!
I'm going to rearrange my walls a bit so I can hang it in a place everyone will see it right away! Thank you so much for such an awesome package, mthrasher138!
My package from My_RubySlippers has arrived! And it is filled with wondrous and beautiful things!
First up, this fantastic bag, with silhouettes of Sherlock and John from the BBC series. I love that she cut the silhouettes out of a patterned felt, and that it reminds me of the wallpaper in their flat~! (I have a strange obsession with it...)
There's also this FANTASTIC knitted deerstalker. The hat that lives in infamy. It fits like a dream~! And is of course perfect for yucky cold winters. Did you just make up a pattern yourself???
I also received these adorable knitted fingerless mitts. I can't quite decide on what colour they are--sometimes they look blue, sometimes they look grey, sometimes they're practically white! But whatever they are, they're cute. Thank you!
And finally, since I have the hat, the bag, and the mitts, the only thing I need to complete my sleuthing ensemble would be a magnifying glass... But there's one of those too, in the form of this fun necklace!
Thank you so much for all the great stuff, My_RubySlippers! It's impossible for me to pick a favourite, it's just all so cool! THANK YOU~!!
My final ornament, from Craftsunderground! I received it just before Christmas, but I went on vacation and haven't had a chance to post a photo until now! I'm absolutely in love with it--I've already designed an entire outfit around it, including goggles. Now when the girls at work are trying to explain the steampunk genre to customers at our bookstore, they can just point to me.
In case you're having trouble reading it, the ribbon says First Place, TransContinental Airship Race.