Alright, I received a fabulous package from Renstar!
I really like what she did with this, I had put some of my favourite colours/themes as "manly woodsy". My Tall, Dark and Bearded likes it too! I like that it's a simple design with multiple elements to it.
Another idea based off colour preferences, I listed one colour as "Look At Me Red, sometimes called Harlot Red". She took it and ran with it!! I'm going to sew this to some matboard and frame it. I might put it near my bedroom mirror, which I etched with "never merely pretty"
Renstar found this in my Pinterest. It's a hot water bottle cover! And it looks almost exactly like my pin, it's incredible.
Of course the first thing I thought when I saw it was "Oh dear, am I going to be able to get a hot water bottle in there?" But the neck and body stretch quite a bit! I've tucked it into my linen cupboard with the hot water bottle for when it will be needed this winter.
Here is a closeup of the owl, the stitching int he other picture doesn't do the texture justice. In person, it just leaps out to the eye.
This is a bad picture... But these are two pairs of yoga socks that Renstar was able to stash bust while she made them. They have a hole for the toes and one for the heels so that a person can grip their yoga mat. Maybe in the new year I'll get back into it, I really enjoyed it while I was doing yoga. Except for the "clear your mind" bit. That's impossible.
But back to the socks! They're nice and warm, I can't wait to use them for their intended purpose.
She sent me chocolate! I'm saving it for Christmas morning.
One picture for two items. She sewed a bag and an apron from the same Marvel themed fabric. The apron refused to photograph nicely. I'm dubbing the bag as my new library bag, while the apron has been hung in the kitchen. I may lose apron rights if Tall, Dark and Bearded has his way...
These are a set of handwarmers. They're adorable and I love them.
She also sent a Superman Lego flashlight/keychain, but I seem to have put it in a "safe place" when my mum visited with her dog. He likes to chew on plastic, so I moved it away from the stocking... I'll post a picture when I figure out which safe place it's in.
Another item with no photos was something she sent by special request. Renstar lives in England, and my boyfriend's father is from Wales. They both love a particular cookie from Marks and Spencers that they can't get here. They wolfed down both sleeves before I thought to get my camera. Tall, Dark, and Bearded refers to them as a "taste of my childhood", and his dad, being Welsh and not very smiley, had the biggest grin from ear to ear.
Thank you so much, Renstar!! I really enjoyed swapping with you and I will think of you every time I use these presents!
My mum brought the Baby's First Christmas stocking so I could show you all. So not me...
So thank you to Renstar and Summer6061, who have given me two fabulous stockings that are so totally me in different ways, which means that I will never have to use the Baby's First Christmas stocking ever again.