Yesterday after a somewhat trying day at work, I came home to find a parcel sitting on the buffet. :) This made me very happy because I knew exactly what it was and where it came from. I immediately put everything else to the side, called X to come sit with me, and dove into the package. Raili, you really outdid yourself! Raili, or Armida21 to those of us on Ravelry was my gracious swap partner. She picked out so many neat things for both X and me.
So now I bet you'd all like to see some pictures, right? Well then, let's get to it!
I'll start off with one of two final required elements. The tea set. Raili chose to knit the Cupcake Tea Set from Itty Bitty Nursery. She picked gorgeous, bright colors in green and blue. It makes the tea set perfect for a little boy (and well, let's just be honest, it would be great for a girl no matter what....it's a tea set after all!). There were 2 tea cups, 1 teapot, a sugar bowl & lid with 4 little sugar cubes (so cute!), a creamer dish, 5 plates in various sizes, 2 stirring spoons, 2 tea bags and 6 little cupcakes! I demonstrated for X how to "nibble" on the cupcakes and sip from the cups and he caught on very quickly. He was having a lot of fun with this tea set. In fact, I had a hard time getting photos because he kept running off with pieces. I say again, perfect!
Diagonal Eyelet Hand Warmers and this Lotus Hat.