OMG!!! I can't believe I missed all this! See, I opened the package on the back, starting at the little tear. It looked like that was it, just a white backing. BUT, when I was checking it out, I realized it was rather thick, so tore through it just in case. HOLY MOTHERLOAD OF AWESOMENESS!!! There was a LOT more in there!
Unfortunately, in my ripping, I accidentally ripped one of the things in there
But fear not - a little modgepodge and it'll go right on something very cool and you'll never know (ok, you will, but it'll still look cool). It's pictures of marilyn at the beach!! I love Marilyn SOOO much - and she even mermaid-ized her! It can't get any cooler than that!
The little mermaid pictures are little collages with real shells and Marilyn as a mermaid!!
" I read that you like Marilyn Monroe so I've made her into a mermaid and sent some extra photos of her that I have - where she looks like a mermaid! I hope you like them. I love their tails and esp the texture
[note to LGD: I have always loved those beach pics of her, thank you SOO much for them, and for the gorgeous mermaids you made her into!]
A sweet little beaded mermaid and starfish, with a lovely mermaid fabric pouch
on the beaded things:
"There was no pattern for the beaded mermaid. She is an adaptation from a lady pattern and a crocodile tail - made longer at the end - to be more like a mermaid's tail! The starfish is a little friend for it
[these are going to be made into pendants for a necklace
Note on the pouch:
"I saw this fabric and had to buy some, to make a small pouch for you. Then I saw the faerie fabric and decided to make 2
The machine played a trick on me with the faerie pouch - made the stitching funny. Sorry about that. I think I had some brownies nearby. Such mischeivous little fellows!"
[no worries, I love them both
Next up, a needlebook!
This is for your needles. To keep them sharp and clean and safe. Esp from toes! The mermaid from some fabric of old school tats. I thought you'd like her. My machine was attacked by brownies again - whilst zigzag stitching - I'm new to the machine"
[I absolutely love her. And I must be blind, because I didn't notice any errors
And for the finale we have this:
How cute is this?! And PS: here's where the fairy fabric pouch comes in.
"I didn't do a very good job on this little mermaid. [Note from me: whatEVER! She's adorable!] But I though you would get a giggle out of it anyway. I put strands of red seaweed through her hair like a little crown."
And an extra note: "Thank you for swapping with me. I had a blast crafting for you. Hope you like everything
Cheers, little green dragonfly" (and a cute little hand-drawn dragonfly)
Thank YOU, LGD - and I only hope my measly little package measures up!
I think I may have to send a bit extra, I'm totally sweating my package now!
Thank you SO, SO much for everything!!!