Today my tremendously awesome swap goodies from hawkeyes_girl arrived! Like I said in the prior post, they had absolutely perfect timing. Today has been so perfect, and truly feeling like spring!
Here's the group shot:
Everything is just so gorgeous! I should have gotten pictures before I started opening stuff up, but I couldn't resits diving right in.
A lovely rune set, complete with zipper bag- I adore the fabric!
What type of wood are they made of? They are just gorgeous, and feel wonderful. I can't wait to really get into using them. I love rune sets!
We did a bonus swap together too- She made me some totally amazing lotions and potions.
Not pictured is a solid bar of beer-infused shampoo. I assure everyone, it is delightful. If you have seen Brave, you know what Merida's hair is like. Well, mine is dirty blond/light brown instead of red and just slightly shorter. Yes. It goes EVERYWHERE. Well, the shampoo was great for it, and made is very soft. Love it!
I also delved into the Achy-Breaky lotion, and it is wonderful on sore joints and muscles. Mmmm
I haven't yet tried the tincture, but it smells good- as does the Cold and Flu tea. As soon as I finish my glass off water I'm going to try and make some of the tea.
The All Purpose salve smells so good, and feels AWESOME on my dry hands. Love the lavender, and you can't go wrong with tea tree (unless it gets in your eye- long standing joke with a friend and myself...).
A really cool belt for festivals/camping etc. It looks super cute, and I love the concept behind it! Great idea for putting pockets from retired pants to use. The batik fabric is awesome too.
And the headband- more beautiful batik and it actually goes really well with this cute wrap skirt I found in the swap box on Monday!
I think I may wear at least the headband to first time homebuyer class tomorrow.
May Pole Candle! I love the orange ribbons.
Plus, look at the moonstone on top- it is a beautiful ring! (That I couldn't seem to get a good picture of. I'm the queen of blurry pictures tonight for close ups.) It's amazing- the wire wrap is so neat, and silver! I've actually been wearing it since snapping that picture. Moonstone is one of my favorites.
A May Queen Crown of forsythia.
How did you know the forsythia is one of the spring plants I miss the most from back East? It's so cheerful and embodies one of the first flowers of spring that I remember from growing up.
A really amazing necklace with mother of pearl beads that are shaped like shark teeth. It looks great on too! I wish my boyfriend was around, I would have included a true shot of me with it on to show how nice it looks! It's really wild and cool, and me!
Plus some beautiful decorative wire designs. I really want to incorporate them in some sort of mobile this summer!
Thank you so very much- I do love everything. You really hit the nail on the head for things I enjoy, I just can't get over the fabric you used on the headband, pouch, and belt too. Lovely! Everything is just wonderful.
You were a great partner- crafting for you was a blast, and I couldn't be happier with everything! Thank you a million times over!