Monday, July 26, 2010

I love mail!!

Isn't snail mail always fun? Especially when you know something's coming, it's so fun to just wait and anticipate what things look like in person. Whether it's a package or a letter, I love it. I think it's why I join so many swaps on Craftster.

Due to my current swap, I can't actually post anything that I've been working on, even though I desperately want to! It's a Tim Burton swap, and I've been having SO MUCH FUN crafting for it. And, Alexz is in the swap as well, so I've been able to email with her and get ideas and share what we've been working on. :)

Speaking of Alexz, 2 of the SIX packages I got today were from her. Have I mentioned before how amazing she is? Ok, I know I have, but seriously, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The first package I opened from her contained my Zombie Bigfoot that I was SOOOO excited about! And, just in case you didn't know, you can totally get your own, and you totally should. Check it out here at her shop!

And then, she mentioned that she was throwing in a fun extra, check it out. I put this on top of my desk along with my cryptid cabinet from her, and a few other things from her.

Isn't it adorable?!

And then, this is where just in case you didn't believe me that she's really awesome, check this out. I had mentioned on my blog that I was having a hard time trying to think of things for mine and Seth's anniversary. She emailed me on Facebook and said she would be glad to help if I could think of anything. So, this is what we came up with. I gave it to Seth today and he LOOOOOVES it so much. We'll be going out tonight or tomorrow to get a frame for it, because it definitely needs a nice one.

From left to right they are: Charlie Chan, Tom Waits, Elvis, Link from Zelda, Seth, Nosferatu, Nathanael West, Captain Kirk and Dario Argento. If you go to Google images and type in those names, you will learn that they all look exactly like the drawing. They're a lot of Seth's heroes. It's just so amazing, and I'm so glad that he loves it so much.

Another awesome package I got was from my good friend Jackie. Jackie and I share a very deep and passionate love of yarn. Unfortunately, I don't have the access to as many amazing sales as she does. However, this time she sent me a website that was having an amazing sale. So, in a wonderful shoebox today, I received FOUR SKEINS OF NORO!!!! This is my favorite yarn to date. I love everything about it. And of course my crappy phone picture doesn't do the colors justice AT ALL.

Another wonderful thing that came with the yarn is a shrug that Jackie knitted me. I love it and it fits PERFECTLY! I'll have to get better pictures of that sometime though.

And, another package contained a wonderful Bob Dylan shirt, and some antlers for my Jackalopes, and a few other things. The postman had to come up to my apartment TWICE!
So, next time you plan on sending someone an email, think about sending some snail mail instead. It's always nice to find something fun and other than bills in the mailbox. :)


Nessa the Procrastinator

Looks like you hit the mail jackpot! :) I can't wait to see what you create with your yarn. I'm itching to re-try crocheting.


Thanks for the links and appraisal! So glad you liked it all and I am happy zombie bigfoot has a family now! haha. Expect much more snail mail from me in the near future! haha!


I love snail mail too! Currently I don't have a key to my mailbox so I have to wait for my downstairs neighbor to give me my mail which he is a sever slacker at. When I can see it in the box it drives me nuts!! I'm waiting for goodies from a swap too. That yarn is B.E.A.utiful!!


Isn't the Noro amazing?!? Just wait until I send some of the other yarn I have for you. There will be no words.


Thanks for all the great comments!
Jamie, swap packages are THE BEST thing to wait for in the mail. Alexz and I have a neverending swap that we're doing, and every time I see a package from her, I get so excited!
Jackie, Thank you SOOOOOOO much for the Noro! It really is amazing. I've always loved working with it, but could never afford so much! Now I feel like I have so many possibilities!
I've already made a hat, and I'm in the middle of a project for Jackie now! The colors are just awesome though.

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