I can now post my complete Buffy swap package as the package has been delivered and received!
The silver package with the picture of Dark Willow is a box of chocolates called Black Magic. Then there is an official Buffy photo of Xander from the season 5 episode ‘Out of Mind.’ I acquired the Xander photo in a very Xander appropriate way as well. When I went to Forbidden Planet, which has always sold awesome Buffy stuff until I needed it for the swap, there was an almost empty rack of official TV show photos, there were a few X Files photos going for 4.99 or something, but most of them were of Xander for the insane price of 50 pents. Poor, unappreciated Xander.
I included King Cole ‘Mirage’ yarn as a ‘Something Blue’ and another ribbon type yarn called ‘Firefly’ (not Buffy I know, but Joss Wheadon related and Nathan Fillion was Caleb in Buffy and there was also that other guy from “Conversations with Dead People|” who was also in “The Message,” so the link is pretty strong).
There was also some Wheetabix and a Spike themed Bag – signature black and red with a yellow Blondie Bear ribbon at the top. One of the recipient’s favorite quotes is, ‘Dozens of times, lots of different ways, every night I save you,’ so I embroidered it on the Spike bag. Complete with a tag of Spike not saving Buffy.
The other tags are of Buffy and Spike in “Something Blue” because that is one of my swappie’s favorite episodes. One of my favorite pictures of Spike and Giles drinking blood and tea on the Wheetabix package because I think Wheetabix is an English thing. And on the Fresh Bite Scarflet, a tag with Angel biting Buffy.
Not pictured, but included, were Yorkie Bars, for the whole feminist factor, and because they are SOOO yummy!Also, the bag has lots of vines and stuff on it, and I was watching Season 4 while I was making and picking out stuff for the swap, and the vines reminded me of the episode “Where the Wild Things Are.” If you’re not familiar with Buffy, that episode has nothing to do with the much-loved children’s book. Far from it, Buffy and her stupid boyfriend Riley have sex for pretty much the whole episode in a haunted frat house and vines grow all around the door of the bed room so no one can stop them from having sex. The stars are for the night when vampires come out and Buffy goes on patrol.
I’ve just realised I must love Buffy more than Weezer (circa 1994 – 2005 only) because, correct me if I’m wrong Dorkbutt, but I don’t think I’ve ever been so attentive and creative with any of my Weezer themed crafts. Wow! I am a massive dork!