Julie/Quilted is an amazing swap partner and sent out my items super early, so I've already got them! They are all so awesome I'm a little overwhelmed. I just hope the stuff I send her is 1/4 as good. She is an excellent crafter and really thoughtful toboot. She sent everything with a letter and some chocolates too, which my all-female household has been devouring steadily since I opened the package. Thank you so much Julie!!!! Your stuff will be in the mail soon!
first, a beautiful hat....it reminds me of flapper hats and the 1920's, which means I love it to death. I'm wearing this every day for the rest of my life!! this picture might not do it justice, there are beautiful knit flowers on the side, too:
and matching wrist warmers! so cute!!
next, the cat/bear ears hat, which you guys have already seen....I love this one too! It's so adorable. My sister has co-opted it since this picture was taken, but she knows she can't take it back with her when she flies home!
next, knowing that I plan to go to medical school (and that I LOVE the Marx bros.), she made this awesome stethoscope bag, and included a new stethoscope! She even made a matching sleeve for the stethoscope to prevent irritation from the rubber! The quote is Groucho Marx. This is really over-the-top perfect, Julie!
She also made me two sets of beautiful vintage bead earrings: a colorful pair made from 60's Lucite beads, and a pair of "Peking glass" hoops from the 50's or 60's (she also included a nice note that explained the items to me, hehe). I'm wearing one of the Peking glass earrings now, which is why the photo is of just one.
Thank you again, Julie! What an awesome craftster!