haha Wow! I love all of the awesome Thank You gifts that people have been sending
This has been such a great swap!
Here is my sorted out, edited post!!
I must apologize to our organizers & my partners again for taking sooooooooooooo long to post... Has been a chaotic few weeks! I just managed to grab a quick break & take a few pictures of the awesomeness that bookstorebabe sent my way
Here is the amazing sparkly blue crown that she made for my thank you gift
She was sweet enough to include a nice long note about the making process, which of course is at home & I can't remember all of the details. I promise you, she put a lot of care & consideration into making it though and her effort is greatly appreciated!! If you can believe it, this gorgeous piece began with vintage lace & leather! My derby girls are going to be jealous when I break it out as "Queen Koreen" for the day
It actually matches my helmet... you're either an amazing stalker, or I'm super lucky!
She also sent a wicked old school roller skate pin, but it is currently pinned to the rear-view in my car... I will add a picture of it when I update next. So awesome!!
*I found out that my sister "borrowed" the pin while I was away last weekend... Apparently it will be perfect for the outfit she's putting together for a murder mystery dinner... Pictures soon :/
And do you ever feel like you've made out like a bandit in a swap?? I certainly did when I discovered the 2 pieces of jewelry that she was kind enough to include as 'extras' for me... Check them out:
This picture doesn't do them justice! I'm using my BB playbook & there's no flash... boo me. I had checked out bookstorebabe's etsy page & wanted to buy these from her... she was generous enough to send them along & refuse to let me pay! Thank you so much!!! It's been a lot of fun swapping with you & again, sorry for the delays.
My other partner, the lovely Ms. Lillyanka, is also a huge spoiler and was a great Giver. She sent me an awsome bag FULL of yarns, hooks, needles & a Stitch n' Bitch book (!!!). The goodies came on a road trip with me last weekend, and unfortunatly this means I won't be able to provide a complete, untouched, group shot... There are already a couple of WIP's that I am using her goods to make
I will post photos of the spoilage either tonight (if I can) or tomorrow at the latest.
Here are some photos of the awesomeness:
All of the goodies:
My WIPs (knit phone cosy from the book, made-up hand heart warmers & beginning of a crocheted cowl)
Some fun variegated yarns (perfect for my crochet club projects)
Some hemp and cotton yarns
And the hooks & book
Lastly, the thank you gift that I received from pink-josy - Love this!!! I was just saying that I needed another keyring
I love happy coincidences! Look at how pretty it is
Thank you so much for your patience with me & for such a great swap experience! I've had a great time with it
Now to wait for my new friend Lillyanka to receive the thank you gift that I made for her...