Ok, now don't all be jealous, but I received the most amazing package from Queenofmarigold today. Check out my swag.
I had a slightly excited Bear helping me unwrap everything, so I apologise for the blurries. Now, onto the pics...
The goodies before Bear realised his name was on some of the packages...
An excited small person. He's been a Swampy Snot Monster of Doom for the last week and is finally getting over his cold so I indulged him and let him attack the wrappings. He has been practicing being a vampire today and so drew fake blood running down his chin with Sharpie, in case you should be wondering what the red marks on his face are. I will wash the child later.
Robot guardians. I'm pretty sure there is a mummy, daddy, and Bear-sized robot here... Despite Bear's protestations, these are mine!
This is meant for my viking, but I think Bear might have staked his claim to it already.
Beautiful pot holders. I can never have too many potholders and the ones I have are getting a little raggedy. I am in awe and have absolutely no idea how you made yarn into something so structurally beautiful.
Amazing hooplas of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. I have a few Great Bear things pinned on my pinterest and I'm planning a tattoo of the same. These are just awesome. Bear said he likes the stars (he also recognised the Big Dipper because he and Grandma go stargazing).
I love this. Just love love love it. It's such a fabulous and natural marriage of Sailor Jerry style tattoos and Dia de los Muertos. Amazing.
This is too cool. I love Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, as does my fellow book-nerd swap partner, so she made me chocolatl!
A lightning bolt superhero hat, for cold weather superheroing. Bear's alter-ego is Lightning Boy. But ssssshh, it's a big secret!
And finally, a group shot, showing the amazing customised Where The Wild Things Are artwork (complete with Bear in his bear suit instead of Max's wolf costume) on a new book tote for Bear's and my library adventures. (I only realised after uploading the pics that I didn't get a picture of that on it's own, and now my camera battery is super flat and I can't take any more pics.)
I hope you're all suitably jealous. I love everything. EVERYTHING! Thank you sooo much!