whew, i am so glad it all made it ok (^_^)
i was sure that chiles jar and hanging bird (stashbusting extras, not made by me
or anything) was going to end up as mosaic fodder. oh, i think if you hang a glass bead inside the bird, he can maybe be a bell. i might be wrong, though.
speaking of not made by me
, the metal parrot jar was made by hand by someone clever ... somewhere tropical ... at an unknown time in the past. ie a happy yardsale find, iirc.
also the talavera cross is supposedly real talavera. that and the virgen necklace came from the mexican folklore store in the latin mall that i showed you guys.
the spare milagros were in case i didn't fill the mirror well enough. i should have thought to include some tiny nails but i was a little spaced out that day.
to be honest, ... every day, lately.
the lizards were upcycled off of a touristic t-shirt of Arizona. they will be so much happier on your towels because they didn't show up all that well on the busy background of the t-shirt.
comic trivia: i got all creeped out when i had to sew near their eyes.
and, man, if i never have to sew another lizard toe again, i will be happy.
that is my contribution to the odd random phrases collection of this swap.
you did a good translation of the magnetic containers. i wonder if it's a parody of the Nietzsche expression, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"...
and it means, as you understood, that if the food is not bad enough to kill you, it's good enough to nourish you.
now, we really need something like that in our kitchen, too
oh yeah and about the 5-second rule, the colombian version says "mugre
que no mata, engorda" ... mugre
being dirt. but this was mexican so i had to use it the way they say it there, being a language nerd and stuff...
plus then it covers bad cooking, too... just in case that ever happens in your house.
the Raven shrine has a secret: the chiles and beans and bayleaves(?) of the paper triangles are recycled from the paper circles that were inside the magnetic containers to show what they could hold on your fridge. i thought it was a good irony. and now you see where all the glitter glue went. i seriously used up like half of the very generous assortment of glitter glues that our swap member in VT supply-swapped me!
i had SO MUCH FUN making that, next i want to make a cat one for our house.
sorry for chattering on.... it's just that Aeon's likes gave me such a lot of ideas, and i had such a lot of fun making these things!!ETA:
don't have any guilt. because (A) like i said this is only the 2nd swap i ever mailed on time. and (B) being on latin time is totally mexican kitsch. and (C) life happens and (D) i bet you are making something really cool, cos you said you had to go to the museum about it. can you tell i am curiousing my brains out?!?!?! but it's more fun that way.