I got my package from AlphaBrett today (well, yesterday, but I was out). All I can say is nyah nyah nyah i got the bestest package! I'll post pics tomorrow (I don't know if the pics go here or if there's a gallery thread?)
OK, first let me say that AlphaBrett didn't even mention she makes jewelry, so I was super surprised to get two neclaces, a bracelet, and four pairs of earrings. One is a set of beautiful purple drop earrings and a funky necklace to match. The purple beads remind me of ripe blackberries. The other necklace is red and gray, with big garnet looking stones, and little silver beads. The bracelet sort of matches the set, it is made with the same little purple beads, but the bracelet is smaller and almost more delicate. I love that the set matches, but is not identical. The three pairs of earrings are strawberries, which are made from fabric and are feather-light. All of the jewelry was tucked into a wooden box that I already have plans to decorate.
AlphaBrett also sent me six beautiful handmade mineral eyeshadows- in Van Gogh (a gunmetal grey), Peacock (a rich green), Pink Sugar (rosy pink), Safari (gold), Ghost (silver gray), and a beautiful rich purple (which didn't have a name). The name of the eyeshadow AlphaBrett makes is called 'ZomB', which I think is awesome (I love zombies, so even the name of her brand was a perfect match). I can finally chuck all the eyeshadow I've had for ten years. Plus, I mentioned my eyes were greenish-brown, and she took the time to figure out what colors compliment my eyes.
On to the bath goodies... I got two blue and cream scrubbies, a larger one for the bath and a smaller one for by the sink. They are crocheted circles of the softest yarn. I pet them like I would a cat. Plus, AlphaBrett made me a bottle of raspberry jojoba bead/ strawberry seed scrubby bath salt. Yes, it smells better than it sounds! It smells like a sorbet, and now I can't wait for berries to come in season.
I am a scrapbooker, and I got the perfect crocheted mini album to put pictures in. The cover is black and silver, and its just so wonderfully done. I started counting the number of pics it would hold, and lost count midway at about 30... now I need to get out there with my camera to fill it up LOL
I am the caffeine queen, and I finally have a real cup cozy, no more cheapo cardboard sleeves for this gal! AlphaBrett crocheted an awesome lime green cup cozy. The best part of it is, she made it adjustable so I can put it on any cup I use. She added polkadot ribbons in black and white, and pink and green, so I can tie on my cozy and adjust it. Perfect because I sometimes use a big travel mug which is pretty shabby, and now it will have a facelift.
She even thought about my cat, and included a crocheted cactus for him to play with. Ok, I'll be honest- the cat never saw me open the package, so he doesn't know what he's missing LOL. I think I may be taking this over as a keychain. It is a little chubby green cactus with a pink and blue cactus flower on the top. I have a lousy habit of forgetting to water real plants, cacti are the only things that can survive me (and with a cat, a cactus would be a bad idea LOL)
Wait, there's more! We agreed to swapping some extras. I also got a piece of Simpsons fabric, which seems to have every Simpsons character on it, even the less common ones like Herschel Krustofsky (Krusty's father) and Hank Scorpio (the best diabolical boss). The fabtic says 'Wheres Bart?', and I had fun playing 'wheres Waldo' with the material. I also got a bag of goodies- a big brick of Studio by Sculpey, in a sage green color. It reminds me of the color patina you get on terracotta flowerpots, absolutely lovely. Some really cool buttons- a dinosaur, a fairy, a watermelon, and some coffee and cupcake buttons (the fairy is my fave- she even has glittered wings). A bag of tiny, brightly colored bells! I wondered why my package jingle-jangled when I picked it up LOL. And the one extra I specifically requested was something local- she included a bottlecap from Nehi peach soda- which she said is a gas station staple. I have to make this into a piece of jewelry, because in NY, we don't have ANY peach soda, especially not one with a cute top.
This package was absolutely perfect! I'm still working on yours, AlphaBrett, but I hope you like yours as much as I love mine.