OMG! I got my package from SuperHooker today and holy crap, it's awesome. She is SO talented. Be prepared for an onslaught of pics.
The scarf and bag are both totally "PhoenixFire"-ish. The scarf is long, fun, soft and totally impractical - but in that awesome way. The tote is amazing, with two main compartments and small pockets on the inside. There's also a super cute wand that her son contributed to the package (please be sure to tell him thanks for the special extra for me!) and a little miniature flower-in-a-pot grow kit.
Another shot of the bag in better lighting:
The inside (which is a fun, spiral pattern fabric) with it's two compartments and pockets:
And, here's where it gets even more amazing. You see the bag? You see how beautiful it is? How perfect the structure is? How nicely fabricated it is and how even the stitching, seams and such are? It's HAND SEWN.
Can you believe that?? She actually sewed a bag to literal perfection by hand! I can barely make a straight stitch with my sewing machine!! Look at this detail!
I'm blown away.
And last....a really dorky picture of me (yes I'm in my bathroom) showing off the scarf. (It's hard to take a photo of yourself that shows a very long scarf!) But I wanted to try to show off how fun it is. The fabric is super soft and the ends are all loose and flow-y though it's hard to see that in the first group shot and it got cut off in the action one.
superhooker, you're amazing! I'm blown away by what you made and I don't think my humble package is anywhere near as amazing as yours. I just hope you still like what I made for you despite the fact that you are a craft goddess.
I already retired my beat-up, half ripped old tote I was carrying around and can't wait to run errands again so I can start using my brand new one. Thank you so much for such a lovely swap!!