Well, you guys are gonna be pretty jealous when you're done reading this post
Ok so I came home about 12.30 from the most gruelling three hour psychology exam (that isn't even going to count towards my final grade anyways) feeling drained and tired when what should I find waiting for me on my bed but the most enormous parcel I've probably ever received
so I took it downstairs, armed with a camera to commence the awesome.
OH! *this bit added from the future*just about to click post and I haven't told you my themes! They were:
4)Birds (especially ravens)
George, eyeing it up suspiciously, here I've started to hack my way in with a tiny pair of nail scissors, why I didn't just go swap them for some proper scissors that can't have been more than a few yards away at the time instead of just struggling on with the tiny little things is beyond me
but anyways, I got into it eventually
Everything wrapped up!
These were the first thing I opened, adorable little trinket boxes decorated to fit my victorian theme, I think I just found a new home for some of my make-up
Slightly different angle
Then there was this goreous sketchbook with a lovely dragon embroidered on the front
The paper itself is really nice too, it's like she knew I'd just run out of nice paper for watercolours
Now this is might be my favourite item (what am I saying, it's impossible to pick a favourite!), it's a fleecey blanket with wintery patterns on it, perfect for going to uni in September, I hear the halls of residence up in Scotland can be pretty cold
The underside is actually more purple in real life than this photo makes out
action shot of the stencilled tee with a raven on it, it's so neatly done, I can't believe this was her first time stencilling, also it's a lovely shade of blue
Close up, doesn't do it justice though
Lotus flower earrings which I love! They're made using shrinky dink which I think I'll have to have a go at some time if I can get hold of some, I'm wearing them right now so I'll have to get an action shot a bit later perhaps, oh and they were on the back of this beautiful photo taken by her husband.
And finally some really sweet extras including homemade cards (more awesome photography from her husband), some postcards from Texas and some texas themed playing cards!
Thanks you so very very much Glenda, you have been an amazing partner and made my first swap so awesome
Of course now I'm worrying about the fact that the items I sent you were alot less awesome than this
and about customs going through my poorly labelled parcel!