Tuesday, August 31, 2010
For some reason this past month has seen me showered - showered, I say! - with amazing goodies the likes of which I've never been showered. And it's all your fault. Yes, you guys.
Seriously, I've been writing CW for over two years now - with I think some success - but never once has a Wreckie surprised me with, say...
This came in the mail recently from Cris, a reader of uncommon generosity and unnaturally fabulous handwriting.
Now, I'm not generally the most reactive of persons, but as soon as I got to the word "typewriter" in Cris' note I actually squealed and attacked the bubble wrap like a woman possessed. Isn't it adorable? It's also quite timely, as I am working on the mother-of-all projects right now that includes - oh, yes - typewriter elements. Not that I'll be using this beauty, of course: it's getting a nice cleaning and then put out for display.
And as for my big project: I'm still not sure all my efforts are going to work, so you'll have to sit in suspense for a little while. (Although I bet some of you can guess what I'm up to. [eyebrow waggle])
Next, Kaaren-with-2-A's carved out a place in my heart with this fanTABulous Epbot stamp:
I've never done anything with stamping before, so obviously this is going to take a little practice. Even so, doesn't he look great? I think I'll use him to make some Thank You cards; clearly, I need some! (Oh, and check Kaaren's blog for more of her amazing stamp designs - hellooo, Firefly!!)
And finally, just today Amber B.'s Box O' Geeky Delights arrived. You may remember I mentioned the Mario hats she made for her kids a while back. Well, she went and made a pair for me and John:
And as if THAT wasn't enough, Amber also made me a mere-words-cannot-describe-how-awesome steampunk tote:
Amber tells me my seahorse tutorial helped inspire the design - and she did, in fact, do a beautiful job aging the seahorse pendant. There's also a pearl and crystal dangle, some copper chain, abalone beads, and all the intricate metal charms are hand-stitched in place. I mean, really. WOW.
So, now I have at least one awesome thing for my steampunk costume. :D
[UPDATE: Amber has this and other cute totes on her site BellaLise Designs. Check it out!]
And finally, here's a gift I'm actually going to share. Well, with three of you lucky readers, anyway:
So check this out: during the Star Wars Celebration I tweeted something like,
So, it's time to share the love! The LOST and 3D glasses designs above are both a ladies XL, and the masked honey thief is a large. (The sizes are just a bit bigger than your average Junior sizing, gals, so judge accordingly.)
Tell me which one you want in the comments, and I'll randomly choose the 3 winners at 6pm EST TODAY. (I'm a fan of short time limits. Keeps y'all on your toes.) I'll announce the names here, in this post, and on Facebook. I'd like to ship these out before we leave on Thursday for Dragon*Con, so don't forget to check back!
The give-away has ended! And the winners are....
Bethany (@ 4:54) - for the 3D glasses
Sara (@ 3:05) - for the Honey Thief!
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