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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Oh Canada on: June 29, 2015 06:15:38 AM
Lovely!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113, 114 & 115 Gallery & Discussion on: June 16, 2015 06:18:58 PM
Here's an action shot of the beautiful t-shirt gavagai sent me, being modeled by my Tori (yes, same child who desperately wanted a necklace saying "if you can read this I will lick you"). The detail on the shirt is unbelievably clear and detailed.



and a close up of the lovely design (which is the logo for an amazing seeming ice cream company)



Thank you gavagai!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113, 114 & 115 Gallery & Discussion on: June 08, 2015 09:02:41 AM
I have a good excuse for being late on posting pics this time... really i do... okay not really. I wanted to figure out how to frame what I received first. Then I realized I should have taken pictures before framing it. Anyway, I have wanted something like this forever and SheepBlue did it more beautifully than I could have imagined. Not only that, she did it in such a perfect size that I was able to go into a store and buy a frame with a matte board just exactly the right size. I am still dumbfounded by that.

Here is the amazing embroidery


Here it is showing the frame and the frame's original purpose. I may end up getting a different frame - I really bought it just for the matte board.


As if the embroidery might not have been enough?Huh She also sent this wrist cuff in a truly lovely yarn. I have no idea what type of yarn it is, but I would seriously love anything made with it. It is so soft and has a lovely sheen and you have to love the subtle shade gradation.



And yes, there was more... these beautiful crocheted river rocks.


Thank you SheepBlue! I am in awe of your skills as always!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113, 114 & 115 Gallery & Discussion on: June 05, 2015 10:25:03 AM
More extremely late to be posted pictures (but still not the SheepBlue package - it is coming, really it is). I've been feeling the love from our yarnie craftsters which is wonderful since I have no yarn skills myself.

First up two lovely little mug rugs from StainedMushroom, very nicely made and lovely colors


Next is a sweet crochet chevron infinity scarf from La Chapa. Sorry, I tried to take a decent action shot but oh my goodness the heat... I looked awful in them Cheesy I am sure when I am not so desperately hot it will be much more becoming on me.


Thank you ladies, I love both of these packages!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Box of Color Round Two on: June 05, 2015 09:58:19 AM
Gorgeous package and so uplifting to see how happy it made the recipient.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113, 114 & 115 Gallery & Discussion on: June 02, 2015 06:21:14 PM
I have a wonderful brother who lives with me and happens to be on vacation in Disney at the moment. One of the things this wonderful brother does is to bring in the mail. I had a seriously stuffed mailbox today... unfortunately, you are not seeing those pictures tonight. I have to wait till good light and for one item, possibly matting and framing.

That being said, I do have another package that the postwoman brought right to my door the other day and I am horribly late in posting the pictures.

Anna.wahnsinn sent me a gorgeous necklace - can you imagine, she was able to figure out my well kept secret that my favorite colors are blue and white? I can't imagine the time and effort she put into this.


I hate posting action shots, but here is one I took the day I received. Very odd for me to be wearing any color besides blue or black... quite out of the ordinary... anyway, I am very happy with the style, the colors and the length of the necklace Smiley


Thank you Anne!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113 & 114 Gallery & Discussion (April 2015) on: May 25, 2015 09:22:46 AM
I can never get enough browsing in at spoonflower - you can search on any fandom or any thing and find a ton of prints... I just searched asparagus. Who would think there could be dozens of fabrics with asparagus themes?

Glad you like it Edel and happy to see your daughter enjoy her candy Cheesy kids are never too old to get a little extra something.
8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 114 (May 2015) on: May 20, 2015 11:51:44 AM
I claim SheepBlue for zippered cross body bag on the smallish side

4 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

About Me: My name is Laura and I live in Maryland with my husband, 3 kids, a dog, a cat, a rabbit, 2 guinea pigs, and a box turtle.

For most things, I would prefer items inspired by my pinterest instead of exact duplicates.

I am a huge fan of Loki, Firefly/Serenity, steampunk, and the color blue in all shades. Most rooms in my house are white or beige with blue accents, my living room is pale green. I need some color. I'm trying to make our house feel something like a beach cottage (even tho we are about 30 minute drive from the Chesapeake bay) but the house has more of an overstuffed, cluttered, lived in feel.

We have no allergies here (other than awful ragweed allergies... but can't see that as much of an issue in swap packages)

Please feel to claim me for anything on my Please make this for me boards on pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/please-make-this-for-me/ http://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/please-make-this-for-me-knitcrochet/ or http://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/please-make-this-for-me-embroidered-bits/

Anything on my blue and white board is fair game too http://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/blue-white/  or really any board... I'm good with pinterest surprises.

Sewn
~Scrump doll (from lilo and stitch) for me
~American Girl sized Doll Clothes - seriously, my daughter may be 14, but she is still in love with her american girl doll and her teddy bear.
~Embroidered inchies/twinchies bonus points for blue and white
~quilted potholders (preferably blue and white)
~blue and white mug rug - (Thank you Frosty772! can always use more)
~zippered M&M's pouch
~1X t-shirt lengthened in some way with funky fabric, not necessarily like http://pinterest.com/pin/216383957066897779/ but it is an idea, or http://pinterest.com/pin/55239532901974422/ please no crew neck shirts
~1" grey, blue, white, or blue and white hexagons http://www.pinterest.com/pin/225391156323785746/, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957070228539/
~Crazy quilt bag http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957069245895/ doesn't have to be so ornate, but def crazy quilt style.
~embroidered zentangle hoopla (or left unfinished for framing) cat, beagle, rabbit, frog, turtle or guinea pig (or blackwork... blackwork is always loved) Thank you SheepBlue
~tea themed mug rug (inspirations on https://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/tea/)
~reusable fabric tea bags http://lillyella.blogspot.com/2009/05/crafting-reusable-tea-bags_19.html

Knit/Crochet
~American Girl Doll sweater or clothes/clothes sized for a boy Vermont Teddy Bear (build a bear clothes seem to fit fine)
~crochet chevron infinity scarf http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957068928350/
~pillowcase with crocheted edging http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957069153177/ strangely, though I would love blue and white, I would be equally happy with any cream, beige, brown tones.

Clay/Glass/Pottery
~Pottery buttons with cobalt blue & black glaze
~Glass or pottery spoon rest - any shade of blue but especially love cobalt
~I've taken a liking to wind chimes so any wind chimes inspired by my pinterest would be appreciated, glass, pottery, found objects, keys, all would be loved (maybe not silverware... I know lots of people like it, but I dunno)
~Japanese tea bowl/cup made just for me - (I have a bunch for inspiration pinned on https://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/tea/)

Papercrafts
~Blue & white inchies (I listed under papercrafts, but would love any materials... sewn, polyclay, wood burned, anything)
~would love a frame-able paper cut in any of my favorite themes (nautical, loki, firefly, steampunk, cats, fairies)
~papercut bookmarks http://www.pinterest.com/pin/408701734904034747/
~Kirigami anything

t-shirts
~Anything Sons of Anarchy for my girls, ladies medium
~Weeping Angel stenciled tee or bleached (ladies medium) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957069166852/
~hombre dyed t-shirt womens 1X (scoop, v-neck, anything but a crew neck) or ladies medium.
~stenciled t-shirts - womens 1X sea creatures, fairies, nautical, Loki (scoop, v-neck, anything but a crew neck)
~stenciled t-shirts - ladies medium - wolves, alice in wonderland, rabbits, dolphins, turtles, walking dead

Misc
~Custom printed fabric - I would love anything with a nautical theme, or Doctor Who theme, but as usual, would especially love a blue and white combination. Or forget the themes and make something more like Japanese Shibori.
~carved stones, a little more natural and less precise than these http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957070472961/
~Any art or chatchkies relating to diet mountain dew - maybe something inspired by http://pinterest.com/pin/216383957066038418/ or something stenciled (Love my Mountain Dew Bookmark Zadok!)
~scented home made soaps - chocolate lavender sounds perfect! grapefruit is my favorite scent but anything like citrus, lilac, lavender... whatever

Supplies: (supply packages are very welcome and i'm very happy to get leftovers, scraps, bits and used)
~I started an amazon wishlist of books - hope the link works http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/BH87YKT5WINE/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o
~Sashiko stencils
~quilting stencils
~acrylic paints in tubes
~Would love to get fabric jelly rolls
~batik fabric - blues/greens/purples or any blends of those colors together
~Any fabric in blues or blue and white
~fabric - Would especially love a variety of 2"x12" or larger cuts in any pattern/color for a scrappy quilt.
~fabric - Crystal Fusion designed by Karen Combs http://www.avlyn.com/collections/crystal-fusion_latest/
~Any embroidery patterns from http://www.laurajperindesigns.net/american-quilt-collection.html
~sketch pads, any and all sizes welcome
~watercolor paper pads
~urbanthreads.com gift certificate

Thanks for looking!!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113 & 114 Gallery & Discussion (April 2015) on: May 20, 2015 04:12:58 AM
Nice anklets!

I would love to claim SheepBlue, I even ordered supplies for the next time I claim her, but I'm full up till I hear someone received Smiley
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113 & 114 Gallery & Discussion (April 2015) on: May 18, 2015 05:45:39 PM
Finished and sent my first claim! Now starting to plan an awesome zentangle for Averia  Grin

Yay! I would be claiming you right back, but haven't heard my package has been received yet.
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