I'm so so happy that you liked everything, Leslieshappyheart. Thanks for the nice words Kaotic and Enginerd!! It was like two people sent and I pm'd the link to Elowezil so she can see. And NOW.....I was insanely lucky enough to have Leslieshappyheart choose me for her round 3 partner in this so great swap!
Here's how it looked when I opened the box:
This MAKE magazine is AWESOME! It has so many great things to make. Leslieshappyheart folded down a few corners of some of her faves. I'm esp glad she has this magazine at home, too, because in future swaps perhaps I'll get one of those fantastic animal doorstops, or T-shirt purse, or--I liked everything you liked lhh so feel free to "go for it!"
Back in round 1, Leslieshappyheart made something for Larissa-Rasputin that I was coveting. Bad. I never thought I would be gifted with son of Zipper-Face but, today, I was! Lush purple velvet and full of personality:
I am so excited, my keyboard is sticking to my hands (that's a little yuck, right? sorry.)
And when I unzipped Zipp...Pinky was there:
I told leslieshappyheart in a PM that if all I got was Pinky, I would have been happy. And that's the absolute truth. Look at her!
She looks like a colorful cassette tape!
Then there was a matchbox--cat stamped and colored, because we love 'em!
And inside was a "Be Happy" button that she made, a polymer clay Angry Bird book thong (from another swap that I was coveting--but there they were knitting markers) and a great good fortune:
What can I say? I practically have to go to bed now from all of this.
You aren't JUST a creative wonder--and you are that. You are a dear.
She ALSO made an intoxicating catnip toy for my 3 boys. It's a large and fluffy toy that they went WILD over. Nash was the first to claim ownership.
And, now that I look at this, he was also the SECOND to claim ownership (Sorry, Kish):
And when old man Tut finally sauntered in, the Alpha kept control from then on!