I'm going out of town tomorrow so I decided to open today while my boyfriend is at work (we're doing our gift exchange this evening
)...so it's been a morning of indie-, swing- and Muppet-Christmas music, wrapping and unwrapping!
So let me just preface this by saying Sara is amazing. She's multi-talented, a jill-of-all-trades. What didn't she include in this package?? I can't believe it. There was a lot of "oooh"-ing and immediately adorning her gifts. I was horribly spoiled and of course, now I feel like my package didn't live up to the standard...The thing I was most excited about wasn't wrapped, it was this little stack of paper folded up and tied with a ribbon.
So without further ado, my lovely package from Sara (Gamergirl)!
Everything. Let's do a list.
lunchbag (she was a wist stalker for sure, i Looooove this), bird puppet, book (the handmaid's tale, we're both readers with a saturday ritual of hitting the books), crafty bracelets (inset down there v), zipper pouch, 3 soaps (apricot, cranberry and my faaaaaavorite tuberose), nail kit, shot glass that looks like a candy cane, i'm not sure what the short crocheted pieces are(let me know?), owl zip pouch, mini card/envelope set (my favorite!!!), lip balm, beads, findings, lip balm (more! i have an obsession... like a zombie is pulled to brainnnnns), round washcloth, bath fizz, salts, peppermint tea (i'm thinking that with limeade in the sun tea jar... arnold palmojitos?)
the lap quilt wouldn't fit in the pic so you can just see a tad of it in the everything shot. also worth mentioning: sara sent me like 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies, a big ole bag of peppermint/chocolate bark and some delish pumpkin bread. so all that and then some. Oh yeah, and a bag of chocolates (I already ate 'em) and a catnip mouse for my kitkit (who has carted it off to some toy graveyard in an undisclosed locale...)
the lap quilt
I immediately hijacked some of the stuff, it was like playing dress up, I just kept putting stuff on. A cowl (my other favorite!) in a lovely variegated red, soft material, fingerless mitts, green button bracelets, some iridescent green earrings...I couldn't stop. I took a picture in the mirror so that's why I have that weird Stepford expression...I was looking deep into my own eyes...
another angle of the cowl and mitts
the earrings she made (four pair total, i'm wearing one) and the gigantic tub o' glass
mini cards, so freaking adorable and such cute papers! this is right up my alley
the cowl + mitts, i looooove these. i have a feeling they will get a LOT of use over the next 3 months...
my new lunchbag. i can finally retire the target reusable gigantic red bag. seriously, i have wanted one of these for. ever. i love this fabric. i really feel like sara nailed my style, as much of a style as i have (not much, admittedly...)
these are the short crocheted pieces. they're about the length of my wrist. oh wait. are they bookmarks? i may have just figured it out. i did that in the bookmark swap, someone sent me an elastic bookmark (whcih ended up being my favorite) and i kept wearing it as a bracelet...
my book and two crafty braclets
Soooo the moral of the story is: A++++++ for effort! Thank you so so so so so so so so much Sara. You made my first Christmas away from home wonderful and I think we made pretty good friends over the course of this swap. You are awesome, girl. Though I may have to send another box your way to compensate. . .you super-spoiled me.