Okay, so I've been a not-so-great swap partner to SnapsAndDragons. I received my package on the 20th and I'm just posting pictures now.
I am SO sorry, Sarah, for being such a procrastinator. However, I took a rediculous amount of pictures of the awesomeness that I received. I narrowed that down to 40, and then from there, down to 18. I appologize in advance to those with dial-up, but I couldn't narrow it down anymore.
Plus, she really sent me a TON of stuff! Without further ado...All the loot togetherStationary
Some beautiful floral cards and envelopes; cool mini-notepad in an awesome paisley pattern; gel pens; and the letters about her, her favorite things, and the small items she sent.
Card with an origami... thingy... I don't think I want to use it. I might display it in my classroom instead.Postcards
Although these are showing Nashville and Tennessee, my partner just moved to West (by God) Virginia! Pictures!
Sarah is into book binding, so she made me a Big Book of... Her! I love how she put this together. All in all, there were 20 pictures (her family, her friends, beer, bikes, peacocks - because she wants to own a pair, her pups, her community house, a sea dragon, her wedding day, etc.) and there is a caption for each one at the top. They all fit nicely into the hollowed out book, and then there is a pocket on the opposite cover, which is where I found my letter. See what I mean about the awesomeness???SnapsAndDragon's Favorite ThingsFabric
The blue one on the left is a Cyanotype Fabric Print (of a dog maybe?), which combine 2 of her favorite things - photography and fabric. The one on the right is in her favorite colors. So, I took half of it, made her a headband, and promptly sent it back in her package!Edible
Earl grey tea, Jasmine tea, Rosemary, Spearmint tea, Gummy Bears, Peppermints! No, she did not send me an empty gummy bear wrapper, but they sure didn't last long once they got here.Metal Bike
This has already been claimed by my husband, as he's the (road)biker in the family. This is another 2 favorites combined - bikes and metal!Embroidered Pillowcase and Hanky
Even though we are VERY different, we definitely share an affinity for vintage and handmade items.Small ThingsPurchased
Two coffee cups (one broke in transit... I guess that means I won't have to share my espresso), Espresso beans, Cinnamon Candle, Bath Confetti. Two things to get me wired, and two more to bring me back down. Pillows and Make-up Bag
Very cool pillows. I'm not sure where I will use them yet, though. Also, a make-up bag in an awesome, textured fabric.Handbound Journal
I've never owned a handbound-anything before, so now I can say I do! I love the paper she used, with flower petals in it.Sock Monkey!
Another sock monkey to add to my collection! My one pup, Brady, is convinced that this was meant for him. I've had to rescue it multiple times already!Apron
And because I love to cook... what better than an apron?!?!
Thank you so much for everything, Sarah! I can't wait for package #2!