Here is what I received (well, most of it...) from DarthSqurl. I was actually squealing as I was opening it!
Everything was stuffed in this fantastic bag. It is pretty big and roomy, very solidly made. I've used it for carrying lots of books already. It works like a charm. So stylish! I had been contemplating making myself a bag made of ties for a long time, but could never find enough time to get down to it. DarthSqurl, you read minds! (or at the very least did a great job stalking my wists)
Inside were the following:
A tweed cap. The lining is the same as the inside of the bag.
lego earrings and a vintage clip-on bow-tie (which I am going to convert to an hair accessory, I think):
a pencil case. Now, how did you make that? The fabric, on which the text is marked, is covered on the outside and on the inside by a thin coat of plastic or varnish, in order to protect it and render it water-proof. A very good idea, especially as I like writing with liquid ink. The Greek text on it is from Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs and is taken from the frog chorus. A good translation would be 'ribit, ribit'. Everything looks more scholarly when written in ancient Greek, now, doesn't it?
Magnetic bookmarks came in a small booklet made from pages of an old German textbook. The bookmarks are made from two very thin magnets connected together by a sheet of paper with an attractive retro design. You stick a page (or a few) between the two magnets and it holds your page. Of course, the magnets were very rapidly put to good use. These are the books I am currently reading for my thesis.
Now, three (yes, THREE!!!
) fantastic t-shirts were included in package. When I said this purse was roomy, I meant it, because it all fit snugly inside.
The first is beige and looks tea-dyed. It has Charlemagne's monogram inked on it. "Charlemagne" was actually my childhood nickname.
Here is the design:
The second one, a bright 'blue-screen-of-death' blue t-shirt has a design inspired by the Ministry of Silly Walks sketch by Monty Python. Just plain wicked.
Unfortunately, I forgot the 3rd top, a light mint-green tank top, at my mother's house, about 1000km away from my university-city. It was much touted and flaunted at the Montreal Jazz festival though! It has a very nice design recalling gothic glasswork. I love it very much. I will have my mother mail it off to me and will get pictures as soon as I get it back. Sorry about that
Now, isn't DarthSqurl just plain amazing?
Thank you so much.