BeccatotheMax is a sneaky, devious, lying wench --- and I love her for it!!! Little Miss Innocent PM'd me early on confirming that we were doing 2 mediums and one small. Later on, she did warn that she had spoiled "a little," and I thought, "OK, well, I did also add the extra $1 inflatable seahorse and button barrettes, so it's cool."
A little? A LITTLE?!?!? Sweetie, how did you ever get admitted to college without understanding the definition of "a little"?!?!?!?!?
BeccatotheMax SPOILED HUGE!!!
Now, I'm feeling super guilty about the puny package I sent her compared to the treasure trove she sent me.
Here's the loot:
First of all, she was kind enough to include a little Halloween treat as an extra for my son. It's a tablet of temporary tattoos and a bat pencil.
She stencilled on fabric for the first time and made me this wonderful Japanese artwork style pillow case with circling sharks. It is beautiful!
I had told her sharks and octopi are my favorite sea creatures.
Also, I had told her I like the ocean blue fade of deep to sunlit pale.
Boy, did she deliver!
A bag of really GORGEOUS glass beads since I've taken up jewelry making:
I can't wait to craft with them!
A postcard of an iceberg since I like Arctic stuff and a photo taken of Charleston Harbor from the Battery. Charleston is about 2 1/2 hours from where Becca lives. And, I used to live in Charleston. I had told Becca that I used to work in a lab on James Island and that I loved sitting out on the rocks on the point looking out over the harbor and the fort and watching the international cargo ships come in from the ocean and round into the harbor and that I loved it when the dolphins would play at my feet.
Directly from my wist!!! Helicopter and shark cookie cutters. (And, now I've got her hooked on that cookie cutter website! LOL) Y'all will understand about why there's a helicopter with the shark really soon.
I adore old Japanese artwork. Look at this beautiful print Becca sent! I am totally framing this and hanging it up ASAP!
If you could look around my house, you'd see that this is EXACTLY my taste.
OK, get ready to pick your jaws up off the floor. Blue, glass seashell shaped earrings, a GLITTERY OCTOPUS HAIR BARRETTE (!!!!!!!!), and, direct from my wist, polymer clay tentacle earrings. BEHOLD:
OK, and here is my absolute favorite --- This may very well be the coolest thing ever received by anyone in any swap ever. My son was hugely entertained by my very excited, loud, all around batcaca crazy reaction when I pulled this out of the box. I was BEYOND excited!!! This is..... this is an EPIC CRAFT WIN!!!
I have a crazymad thing for helicopters. I am absolutely entranced by them. And, my favorites are the USCG Dolphins (and to a slightly lesser extent Jayhawks) and their 4 person crews that do at sea rescues (pilot, copilot, mech, and AST rescue swimmer). I am deeply enthralled by helicopters and, especially, at sea rescue choppers. So, brace yourselves --- really --- take a deep breath and sit down -- because this is a knock-you-down level of awesome. Can you handle it?
Becca made me a USCG helicopter plushie. I have died and gone to swap Heaven.
BeccatotheMax is The Mighty, Magnificent, Masterful Mistress of Spectacular Swapping.
I have been spoiled to the point of humiliation. I need to send her a second box.
Oh, and I'm staring at my sewing machine and yarn stash and thinking that perhaps this is the beginning of a fleet of helicopters. MWAHAHAHahahahahaha!!!