I got my package from ethertree today, and it's probably the best swap package I've ever received. She picked up on a theme that was important to me and ran with it, with amazing results. I love phoenixes and mythology and everything in this package perfectly reflected that and my style.
Unfortunately, my camera died, and my dad is out of town with his, which I would otherwise borrow. I have a few crappy cell phone pics, but ethertree said she has a ton of pics and hopefully she will post some!
I opened the box to see this:
Inside, I found some beautiful treasures:
a feather bookmark, a handcarved bamboo fountain pen with red ink, and a feather bookmark:
I've never had a real fountain pen, so I had to try it out and it writes amazing.
The large project was a handbound book full of phoenix poems and lore. I can't even begin to describe how detailed it is. The pages have pockets between them with secret treasures tucked in, and the drawings are amazing. I hope ethertree has some better pics:
And I got the best origami phoenix earrings(*horrible* pic):
We also decided to swap some used books, and these are what she sent me:
I sent my package today and i have some serious swap anxiety right now....!