Okay! There is daylight in my apartment right now...sorta. It's another grey day out there, which I normally love, but it's not so great for pictures. In my quest for the best pictures possible, I broke out my real camera (instead of my phone).
First: candy. So much candy. Because what's a bunny without Easter candy?
Treemoon said that she just told her husband to buy some candy to toss in the box on his way to the post office and just let me tell you...what a beautiful man. He did very well.
Also, please note the little coloring book to the right of the image. I can't wait to color these pictures!
Next: the sweetest, most perfect little jackalope hoopla.
I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that I gasped out loud when I opened this little darling. When I mentioned jackalopes in my messages to my partner, I never ever dreamed that I could end up with something so perfect. Look at all the tiny little stitches and different colors. Look at the beautiful deep red flowers. Look at the heart and the antlers and the sweet little faaaaace. I keep picking this up to look at it over and over again. Again, I'm not exaggerating when I say this, Treemoon: you could have taken a picture
of this hoop and sent me a medium-quality printout in like a dollar-store frame and I would have been ecstatic.
Detail shot of the tiny stitches:
But that's not all! Nope! Check out the next bunny she sent me!
It's Frank! Donnie Darko has been one of my favorite movies since veerrrry early high school. I've watched it dozens of times, and each time, there's always something new to pick up on. I'm not sure if it's because I have a hidden Hipster side or just because I know the movie so well, but I'm so thrilled that she chose this quote for the piece, as opposed to the more-often quoted "Why are you in that stupid bunny suit?" or even the countdown ("28:06:42:12"). I would have been perfectly happy with one of those quotes on this piece (because LOOK AT IT! how could I NOT be?!) but...man. This line means so much to me. I don't think I even told her that!
But wait! There's more! Over the course of my stalking, I saw a purse that Treemoon had made for another swap and discovered that I just really liked her style. Naturally I was not about to request a whole purse
for a little 2-point bunny swap, but when I was giving her ideas, I suggested maybe a little pouch or something. I made life even harder for my poor partner by revealing that I didn't generally consider myself a huge fan of images of bunnies. She said she had a hard time finding fabric that didn't say Easter on it or have eggs on it, so this was pretty much all she could find. I hate myself for saying that I didn't usually care for pastels, because look at this thing! It's perfect! I think I'll need to change my official stance on pastels to "neutral most of the time, but when they work well with other colors and/or are perfect little woodcarving-style images of rabbits, a big fan!")
Tucked inside this gorgeous pouch was a little wooden (? plaster? I can't tell what it's made of) statue of a rabbit, which is going to look adorable sitting on the shelf in my living room.
Treemoon, I am floored. I just...I can't believe all the beautiful things that you managed to create for me, even with that long road trip, a family to take care of, and just life in general to worry about! In her note, she told me that it was this little guy (and all its tiny little stitches) that delayed her package. Believe me when I say that it was more than worth the wait. Now please excuse me while I continue to fawn over my bunnies!