So I've been moving and waiting ..and waiting...and waiting for my internet to be connected and now I can post pictures of the absolutely phenomenal package Oodelally sent me! I am sorry if I kill your internet with the picture overload but the awesomeness deserves to be shared in all its glory! Ready your wisting fingers!
Each little item was wrapped up in brown paper with a delightful little fuzzy ball type yarn (that my cat absolutely adores). Each item had a little tag noting who it was from, but it's been awhile since I opened everything so if I mess up/forget one feel free to jump in and correct me Lauren!!
Annddd...the whole package unwrapped! We agreed to spoil each other, hence the gazillion extras. ^__^
Cho Chang sent me the "M" sporting Ravenclaw colours! <3
From Snape, the most amazing cross stitch of Chibi!Snape from my wist!! <3
From Luna, a butterbeer cork necklace and radish earrings! I am so wearing these to the cinema.
From Mrs Weasley -- my first ever crocheted anything!! I adore it to pieces. It's so thick and warm. My camera kind of skewed the colours, it's perfect Ravenclaw Blue & Bronze.
And then moreeee crocheted goodies -- the most adorable snitch EVER. Look at it's fluffy lil wings. Aww, so sweet! It's going to hang proudly from my car's rear-view mirror. ^_^
Hagrid gave me a beyond incredible drawing of Diagon Alley -- the details on this blow my mind. From the name signs to the cauldrons to the spider in the corner. I am in such awe over this!!
From the Hogwarts Express trolley was some Every Flavour beans and some magical sugar-free sweets in a gorgeous bag that I spent much time admiring.
And..ooh, I forget who sent me this, *cue remembrall turning red* -- a sweet little pouch with amazing beadwork!!
and a brilliant tea pouch!! Seriously, this woman's sewing skills made my head spin.
and these cute little beanie bags with my favourite spells embroidered on them!! The one turned over is so you can see the pretty fabric on the back, they say Accio, Nox and Alohamora.
And this ...when I unwrapped it my brain just about exploded, it looks so authentic and brilliant.
When I opened it I saw the plushie chocolate frog which is *fantastic* ...and then I saw the card. Oodelally had asked for a photo of me and I never gave it too much thought...until I was confronted by my face on my very own wizard card!! (I'm on the front, which I've omitted to show
but is just like the ones from the movie!) In my questionnaire under the 'your favourite characters' part I had mentioned I rather fancied Movie!Lucius, for purely shallow reasons, and the back of the card, along with info about my favourite treats, and the fact I am an active S.P.E.W. member, said "Rumored to have been romatically involved with Lucious Malfoy during their time studying at Howarts". I was crying tears of laughter for ten minutes straight. Such an amazingly clever idea, I love it!
Andddd if that wasn't enough, I even got some kawaii japanese extras!! I am fascinated by Japan and am beyond jealous that Oodelally was just there!
Lauren you were the most amazing swap partner ever, I love every thing you sent me, and I hope you feel the same when you get your parcel!!