Received from my absolutely fantastic swap partner Midnightoak
today and I couldn't be happier. Thank you a million times over, Midnightoak! I feel so spoiled. Want to see what I mean?
How did all of this fit into one box? I think Midnightoak must have used Gallifreyan technology. Clockwise from top left: TARDIS sewing box that falls open, Capt. Jack Harkness' vortex manipulator, heaps of British candy--I mean sweets, strange pocket that came with a note that said "Bigger on the inside", cards/bookmarks featuring my favourite characters and quotes, registered merchandise including a Doctor Who pen and pencil and a "Monster message pad" (hee hee!), and these cool cards featuring quotes and sort of coloured silhouettes of the 10th Doctor and Jack Harkness.
The TARDIS sewing box, made like a fall-open box:
I saw it in a previous Doctor Who Swap and wisted it. Midnightoak's sister made the original one, which shows that this amazing talent must run in the family! I love love love it. Check out the attention to detail--there's even a wee pincushion made up to look like the controls:
This is a vortex manipulator that my partner "picked up in a secondhand shop in Cardiff". Even though it doesn't work anymore--I guess it would be pretty irresponsible to leave vortex manipulators where any mortal could get at them!--it still looks really cool:
My limited photography skills would not allow me to take pictures of the various cards and bookmarks without glare. If you have any good pictures of them, Midnightoak, feel free to post them!
I also mentioned to Midnightoak that I have a sweet tooth, and since she hails from the UK she was able to send over lots of yummy British candy that's probably outlawed in Canada. I'm going to eat it at work and see if my productivity spikes. Trust me, it'll be awesome.
The last thing I examined was the strange little pocket painted like the TARDIS. How could it be bigger on the inside? And then--
Hey, wait a minute!
Oh my God! It is
bigger on the inside! It's a bag that very cleverly folds into itself and, even more cleverly, is painted to look like the inside of the TARDIS. I'd been meaning to make one of these since I saw that tutorial
, but nothing I could cobble together could ever be as incredible as this! Midnightoak is so amazing at sewing that she even made the handles look like those lacy column-things inside the TARDIS. It's unbelievable.
It's all unbelievable, really. You are marvellous, Midnightoak. Thank you again, and although my package seems inadequate now, I truly hope you enjoy it as much as I like all of the above!