Hello everyone! I have received from the AMAZING Gr33nT3a! My photography uh... "setup" is not quite what you would call professional, so if you have any pictures Gr33nT3a please post them!
I am beyond thrilled, Gr33nT3a did such a fabulous job ahhhhh! Without further ado...
I won't start with a group shot because I want the final item to be a surprise
First up we have:
I mentioned to Gr33nT3a that I loveee tea, so she thoughtfully included on of her favorite loose leaf teas. It is, you guessed it, green tea! Ahahahaha
I'm so excited to try it, I love green tea and I love trying new teas (I've never had Japanese green tea before)! I think I'll make some this evening in fact
Next to the tea is a Katara doll! Gr33nT3a made Katara's hair and included some fabric because she thought I would have fun making my own Fire Nation outfit for her. She was right, this will be the perfect opportunity for me to practice my sewing skills (I am definitely still a beginner...ahahaha)
Next up is this adorable earthy bracelet (it's a little big so I might wear it as an anklet
). I love it, it's simple and has a pretty pendant
just my style!
Next is this lovely candle-holder which she decorated. It's subtle, beautifully painted, and the candle smells soo goood, what is the scent? (Lol I don't think I told you I went through a phase of being addicted to scented candles...but yeah, I love me some scented candles
Gr33nT3a - as soon as I saw it I kept thinking this looks sooo familiar, where was this design in the series? The first thought that came to mind was the Sun Warriors episode, or maybe something from the Fire Festival episode, but I scanned through them and couldn't find the design
So unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to tell you where the design is from booooo
Okay now for my two favoritessss. These two just sent me over the moon.
First up a GORGEOUS calligraphy scroll (first with Katara showing it off for size reference, she's the size of a normal barbie doll, and second a slightly closer picture of the painting)
Gr33nT3a knows Chinese (so.cool.) so the Chinese literally translates to "Dripping water can pierce through stone," so "With perseverance one can accomplish great things"
Gr33nT3a you nailed my tastes and style to a T (tee?). I absolutely loveee this. I love watercolor paintings so much, I love Asian-style earthy prints (sakura trees, bamboo shoots, pretty much all earthy landscape things, etc.), and I love inspirational quotes. First of all the quote is wonderful, always a good reminder and definitely something that resonates with me. I adore the organic feel of the painting, the fact that it's on a scroll makes it look so legit, and of course the painting is so beautifully done
This is totally the type of thing I would stop and ogle in a store. It's going up on my bedroom wall asap.
Finally, last but certainlyyyyy not least, the pillow. One of the things on my wishlist was a Zuko pillow. I got not only a Zuko pillow, but a Zuko BODY PILLOW. Yeah.
Helpfully modeled by my sister's bed because mine is a mess right now:
Here's a closeup of his hand-painted face:
I can't even...I don't even...there are no words. As soon as I saw that I got a pillow, and once I started pulling it out, I was just spewing a mix of "OMG OMG OMG" and non-stop giggling. He is adorable and perfect and AHHH. I had almost jokingly put body-pillow on my questionnaire thinking that for sure if I got any pillow it'd be a small regular one. This, just, wow. And his hair is so soft and fuzzy! Sorry Mai (or Katara depending on your ship)... but looks like Zuko has a permanent spot on my bed (HAHA sorry tried to think of a non-dirty way to word that but failed...XD)
A group shot of everything:
I absolutely adore everything. Looks like you knew exactly what I would like
. It's all just perfect and you did such a beautiful job on everything.
Thank you again for all the wondrous goodies and a fabulous swap
Andddd now I have a severe case of swap anxiety and I can only hope you like my package half as much as I like yours...
(Woops this turned out to be a really long post....heh ^ ^;; )