From my hands to yours

I received all 3 swaps from the Swap-Bot.com‘s From my hands to yours swap. I received 3 very awesome handmade items. The 1st I received is the above pictured pin. It is made of felt, tulle, lace, feathers, and a heart made from a vinyl LP. I think that heart ROX and would LOVE to know how she made it. It came from Canada. The envelope was a collage of Lindsey Lohan magazine clippings. I’m not a big Lindsey fan but think the envelop is a work of art…front and back.

The next item I received was a hand crocheted dish wash cloth. I’ve read about these nifty cloths in my crochet magazines and on the net. I’ve tried to study it. My sister and I tried to learn how to crochet and hope to make something this amazing some day.

Sweet Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly

It came with a sweet handmade bookmark too. I love the embossed stamp and the heart shaped buttons. I love love love me some buttons. 😀 This is another item from Canada. Two swaps from Canada. Reminds me of the pen pal that would send me stickers when I was a child.

The last item I received is an awesome sock monkey. I opened the package and was excited to get a sock monkey but saw this wooden something or other. Did it have a bat?

Klein Henszlein Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly

Nope. It was a PEG LEG! I almost squeeled with glee to get such a unique gift. I cannot wait to take pics of him in the backyard. I will post more pics of him this weekend, weather permitting. I passed this lil guy around the office and everyone wanted to take him home. He has an eye patch with a lil embroidered ‘X’ where his eye should be. He has a hoop earring too. I could just die! All he needs is a sock parrot to complete the look.

He came with a tag around its neck that reads:
Klein Henszlein A german pirate who raided ships in the north sea, until his capture and beheading in Hamburg.
I thought this was imaginary until I read the enclosed card that told me that Klein Henszlein was a real pirate. TOO COOL! I exchanged emails with the designer and thanked her. She is a pretty awesom gal that I hope to stay in touch with. Thanks Julie!

This was fun. I hope to do another soon.

Wish me luck!

One thought on “From my hands to yours”

  1. I’m so glad you like him! And I’m honored that he was featured on your blog :)

    Talk to you later,
    Julie

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