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Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!

So, just when I had decided that the post office had lost my package or someone had taken it from my porch, I came home from a walk with the girls and found it waiting by the front door. I am absolutely blown away by what morrigane created for me.

I will share it in a moment, but first I want to address what I think is the lop-sided nature of our swap. When I put together my package to send to her, I was pretty proud of it. There wasn't a lot in it, but I handcrafted all but one item and put several hours into it. After seeing what my partner did, though, I feel quite humbled. I have decided that I will be sitting out the next swap and sending a second package to the Great White North to make up for what I feel is a disparity.

OK, on to the good stuff!



I was thrilled to find the package, and it was even more fun to open with my equally-excited three-year-old helping.  Right away, she noticed the cupcake cups, and I believe that some baking is in my very near future.  To go along with that, morrigane included an awesome variety of autumn/Halloween sprinkles (which Dot is currently enjoying on her yogurt).  

Next up was a beautiful candle holder that she painted herself in autumn colors.  It is absolutely beautiful and will add such a warm glow on winter evenings.  



She also hand made a gorgeous sun catcher in autumn colors (that came wrapped in a black bag with spider webs on it...so cute).  It positively sparkles without the sun, so I can imagine it will be breathtaking in the light.  Along those lines, she also created me an amazing beaded and gold necklace.  It's already my new favorite piece of jewelry.  (I'm so sorry the pictures are so blurry, the kids were not being very patient with me while I took them...)



The little canister with the blue lid is loose tea, and I've never seen anything like it.  It's called Glitter and Gold, and it has little gold balls in it that apparently give the tea a golden color (with glitter).  Morrigane recommends drinking it from a clear glass.  There was also a book of autumn photos, and some window clings that spell "Give Thanks" to put in the window for the upcoming holiday.



Finally, there was this banner that she also hand made.  It reads "be grateful," and I definitely am!

Morrigane, this swap was above and beyond.  Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and positive energy!

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cloverdew
Oct. 30th, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
How absolutely awe-inspiring! Love all the handmade goodies. I'm not sure about my own craftiness for next month considering I'll be writing all the time, but I am definitely going to put aside NaNoWriMo for long enough to search for some wonderful handmade and fair trade objects to put in my swap. :)
morrigane
Oct. 30th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
I am happy you liked my swap. I had a lot of fun putting it together. It was a while since I had created anything but prayer beads. :)
And please, do not refrain from participating to this month's swap. I was very happy with my swap! I loved everything AND it would be a shame not to make your talent available for another partner!
o_my_goodness
Oct. 31st, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked everything. With your blessing, I have gone ahead and signed up for this month's swap.
aerialmelodies
Nov. 21st, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
I love the suncatcher!!! SO PRETTY. And the banner! Love.

(and shame on me for not replying when I originally was drooling over the swap box - I had a "bad at LJ" moment back there!)
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