Oh..... my..... gawd.
I think I am the luckiest gal in this swap.
My partner Bobolink sent out on Thursday, and even though I'm on the other side of the country, I got my package on Saturday!
I received the most amazing, thoughtful items. Take a look:
In the back, you can see a cd jacket. Inside are two cds - the soundtrack from Amelie and a great mix of French music. I am soooo happy to get these, and can't wait to listen. My boyfriend was really excited about this gift as well
She made me these beautiful coasters-
which are so cute. Do you see the little gnome in each picture? Adorable. Coasters are perfect for me too because, as any of my ex-roomates can tell you, I am extremely anal about people using coasters for their drinks!! Bobolink even included a picture of the gnome at Niagara Falls, which is great because both her and I grew up near the Falls (her on one side of the border, me on the other!)
Next, we have an assortment of wonderful Amelie-inspired crafts. I'm in complete awe of the beautiful necklace and earrings. How on earth did you make those, Bobolink?? The necklace has a beautiful picture of Amelie in bed, and the earrings feature her little bedroom friends, the goose and the dog. Gorgeous. There is also an Eiffel tower wine cork, which I LOOOOOVVVEEEE. As you can see by my avatar, I'm a big fan of wine. I even use wine bottle to wind yarn into center-pull balls. So the cork is just perfect.
You might not be able to see the thing the cat is chewing on (BAD kitty), but it's an adorable fish stitch marker that looks just like Amelie's pet goldfish. I love all the cute stitch markers I see on Craftster, so I was very happy to get my own custom one. As you can see, my cats very much enjoy their new fish friend.
Next is an adorable travel journal that must of taken Bobolink forever to make. Inside she pasted several pictures that she had taken from her own trip around the world (with gnomes in the pics of course!) Each picture had the cutest caption from the "gnome" and I just laughed reading the whole story of the gnome's trip around the world. Several pages were left blank so that I can add in my own pictures that I'll take in my future travels.
Now for the best thing of all.....
My very own gnome!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm naming him Bobo after Bobolink of course. I can guarantee that this little guy will be accompanying me on all my future trips!!!
My kitties like their new friend Bobo too:
Thank you so very much Bobolink.... I can tell that you put a ton of thought into this, and I just love all the little personal touches you added throughout the whole package. Thanks for making my first swap such a great experience.
Also, I can't wait for you to get your package from me..... let's just say we may have been on the same wavelength for a few things .... ;-)
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!