Sooo I actually received from Wildflowers yesterday, but my camera died while uploading photos
It was very traumatic, trust me. Anyway, Wildflowers went way above and beyond on this swap. My package was amazing
. I'm moving into my first apartment next month, so everything is destined for there.
Anyway, my mom was as excited to see this package as I was, so she had already opened it up by the time I grabbed my camera:
Upon seeing this adorable tea cozy (it has the same design on the other side, as well as the little raised flowers), my mom tried to claim it by saying that I don't drink tea. I said I would start because I could now keep it nice and warm.
Next was this Alice in Wonderland illustration (which definitely doesn't look like it was printed off the internet!) in a gilded frame, which will have a central spot in the mass of frames behind my couch ( sort of a la http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahleeab/2557531146/
Then I found literally the prettiest pincushion I have ever found. I learned to sew when I was around 10, but for those 9 years I've only used the classic tomato pincushion. That is changing. Although I could also use this to display my sorority badge. Hmm...
This is the side of the pincushion. Can you believe all the detail she put into this?
My mother also tried to steal these Tiffany blue tassels, but in my mind they are already being used to tie back the curtains in my apartment's living room.
I need you all to giggle with me when you see this "extra". To me, an extra is a little doodad you had lying around or a...I don't know what, but something small. Wildflowers told me she saw this fabric and decided to try this out for me:
It's a pillow that looks like a Tiffany box!! It's good sized (I couldn't fit it all in the picture when it was on my bathroom counter), and the silky ribbon is appliqued on. I'm a novice sewer, so I even thought it was cool that the ribbon matched up at the seams!
Thank you so, so much Wildflowers! I'm ending the bragging now.