Holy cow. I think I agree with Sevs(?) on the "great stuff -- wisted!" sentiment. I'ma have to go back through the gallery and take notes. This swap has been AMAZING.
Speaking of amazing, my lovely date, Dorkariffic sent me a super-sweet package of wonderfully personalized goodies!
First, evidence that we were on a similar wavelength: the package illustration! (Drawing obscured by my shaky hands.
She sent a sweet letter describing the contents, but before I could read what she had to say, some laminated cards fell out of the note. (I think I'll probably use them as bookmarks, since I have about 15 gazillion books going at once.)
Then, of course, I had to start digging in the package. Read the letter, first? Pshaw. My loot:
Sweet. A tiara I can wear on my impending 30th birthday, a Venus of Willendorf necklace with (I think) hand-made beads & charm, a beaded dragonfly pin, and a Viking Kitten helmet for my furbabies to share!
Check out the detail on the jewelry:
So I immediately had to get action shots of the helmet. I wound up taking ten
shots of Morkmer with the helmet. I'm exercising great restraint, then, by sharing only this one:
and since my babies are 'lasky kitties, they can sing We come from the land of ice and snow ...
with very little irony.('Lasky = Alaskan. It's cuter that way. Like the cats.)
After I calmed down a bit, I read the letter. Dorkariffic mentioned a detachable charm for my crown ... and I didn't see one, so I started digging through the box, again.
And came up with something PERFECT to take the sugary nature of the tiara down a notch:
Thank you, Fallon! You were a blast to craft for and chat with. I can't wait to start wearing everything you sent. (At once, if I can get away with it.)