I got my great package from my swap angel, Phoenixfiredesigns today! By the time I got home, the box had been covered in ice, but everything inside was perfectly okay.
A very cute can with penguins, a bottle of incense cones (they smell great!), some holiday bath beads, Christmas socks, a cute little stocking, a snowflake ornament (it's glittery , a snowflake stamp, a little pouch, a pair of earrings (which also double great as light ornaments), a beautiful bamboo dolphin pendant, a pair of gloves (much needed....mine fell in the slushy ice today), and some chocolates (currently eating).
This is the package I sent to my other partner, de.la.dia. She seems to have disappeared.
She wanted blue and silver with snowflakes
Everything, minus the cinnamon ornaments since I decided they were too fragile to send.
She got a felt tree ornament, two glittered/painted glass ornaments, lucky star garland, 4 mini cards with origami envelopes, 4 matchbook notebooks, lucky star hair clips, left over lucky stars and non-handmade extras included a silver star ornament, 2 candy bars, and a snowman pen
Close up of the glass ornaments. One is a painted snowflake, the other a glittered angel stuffed with blue paper.
I received my package from thelostboys today. It's great and I love it!
First, a group shot. I got an origami paper ornament, a felt penguin ornament, a little extra cat toy for my two girls (only they know where it is now), a necklace and bracelet I'll be wearing tomorrow, three papered pens, a cookie cutter tote bag and a bag full of chocolate kisses (soon to be gone). It couldn't have arrived on a better day. I had just gone out today and bought a small Norfolk island pine to decorate and hopefully keep alive for years to come.
I love everyone's packages so far! We have some amazing crafters
I received my package from IrishMolly today. It's wonderful and I got a ton of great stuff!
First, a group shot....
An amazing cutout of a pegasus from the covers of my Valdemar series books by Mercedes Lackey. A book cover to hide naughty things being read in public *snicker* Apparently these are popular in Japan. The men use them to cover their manga. Two sets of polyclay book charms. So detailed and wonderful! A set of buttons and earrings made from book pages. "The Three Musketeers" themed bookmarks. A bunch of bookmarks/bookplates/due date reminders for when I loan out books. A ton of "Handcrafted by..." tags. An origami crane mobile, and a little star mobile. Plus come extra chocolates which I'm very upset I'm unable to eat at the moment. Darn dental work!
Three Musketeers bookmarks, bookmarks/plate/due dates, and handcrafted by tags. I love the colors!
Buttons and earrings made from the pages of an English/Spanish dictionary. And the charms...so wonderful!
Paper pegasus in a frame. Definitely going in my bedroom somewhere.
And finally, the paper crane mobile. The cranes are made from the pages of a book.
Here goes. This is the stuff I made for Knittin_pretty.
There is the box...Mulder looking up at a UFO
Hanging out of that is a small bookmark.
Inside of the box was an evidence bag containing a piece of alien ship, an origami UFO that flies like a frisbee (my cats got a kick out of it when it went for it's test runs), a vial with an alien implant, and a mini poster.
A set of marble magnets. 3 were from the simpsons episode. Some of them are hard to see
Front and back of the tote bag. The UFO was stenciled.
Writing and stenciling was a bit difficult on that canvas
And a charm necklace which needs some explaination.
The (X) is self explanatory. The cross represents Scully and her beliefs The moon/star charm represents Mulder and his beliefs in UFOs/aliens from outer space The feather represents the Navajos And the cell phone relates more to the show. I got a good laugh going back and seeing those huge chunky phones they used.
I finally have pictures of Eggyolks amazing items!
First, a group shot... I got some Nemo lollies and a Nemo fish. A naughty squid (light green), a stinging nettle (bright blue and yellow), a gray dolphin and a mostly gray dodo bird, two kitties that look like my two brats, a dark blue jellyfish, yellow brain coral, dark green kelp, a purple and greenish nautilus, red lobster, purple starfish, pink anemone (nemo is on top of that), a brown and blue manta ray, a sand dollar hat, an urchin hat, and a light scarf with a seahorse made of buttons. I love them all!!!
Mikea and her likeness
Greta and her likeness...neither one of them were very cooperative.
And finally, I took the swimming creatures and used some clear stretchy jewelry stuff to hang them from my bedroom ceiling. Though I suppose the lobster is usually a bottom dweller, and the kelp is technically attached to the sea floor, or whatever it grows on. But eh...the more the merrier. I placed the other items around my room.
You can see the anemone in the lower left corner on a shelf.
This was my first attempt at sewing a bag. I used a pattern I bought from Jo-Anne's. Unfortunately, my cat got a hold of some of the pattern pieces and I threw everything out, so I can't tell you which one.
It's made from denim and cotton, and contains one simple pocket on the inside. It's hard to see, but the cotton fabric is a pale blue with blue and green circles.
And a shot of the inside with a book.
I ran out of the cotton so there's a denim strip on the inside too.