I received a really, really wonderful package from twowishes today. Everything came nicely wrapped (in pretty purple, my favorite), but I was too busy unwrapping to take pictures of that. Twowishes, if you would ever like to apply for a job with the Pinkerton men, you can use me as a reference. You totally nailed it.
The first two things that I opened (and the ones that made me do a lot of squealing) were little stuffies with my babies on them:
There was something very similar on my wists, but instead of screenprinting, I think that these are iron-ons, which I had never even thought of using. They are so adorable and if that had been all that was in my package I'd have been happy.
Here I had the girls pose with their little mini-mes. They weren't real sure how to feel about it.
Next up was a little corduroy pouch with a matrioshka patch on it. I love nesting dolls and this pouch is so cute. She said that she somehow managed to sew the zipper into the inside, but didn't want to scrap it because of the patch. I think I'll try to put a closure of some kind on it, but if it doesn't work I still love it.
Inside the pouch were two little purple pouches with some really wonderful stitch markers made from vintage materials. She said the green glass circles are from West Germany circa 1950 and the red crystals on the stars are from Swarovski. Somehow being vintage just makes everything that much cooler. The stitch markers are beautiful and I love them.
And speaking of vintage materials, she also made me a button bouquet from vintage buttons as well. I love cute buttons!
Next up was a Tintin objet d'art! Maybe it's a paperweight, but if you can read Captain Haddock's bubble there, it says "It's a work of art! And a work of art isn't for anything! Art is art!" This made me laugh so hard. Plus I really love Tintin.
She also included a notebook with a polaroid on the front which she had somehow altered. I'm not sure how, but it looks really cool. It's a photo from a yarn shop. I'm going to have to find a good use for this. I may use it to keep track of swaps. The problem with pretty notebooks is that I don't want to use them up
Next was a set of etched glasses with my username on them!
Perfect for celebrations!
And last, but not least, a little throwback to elementary school crafting: a Peeps (I love Peeps with a love that is pure) velvet coloring poster:
You can see that I've already gotten started. It certainly brings back some memories: the markers always running out and the velvet fuzz ruining the tips. I love it!
Thank you so, so much, Twowishes!
ETA: I forgot to say that there was also a very yummy Godiva chocolate bar. It didn't last long enough to get its picture taken