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11  Re: Coloring Page Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by zcrafter on: April 12, 2016 08:41:16 AM
What fun it was coloring this page by tesa!

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12  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 23 (SU 4/1 - 4/15 SO 4/19 and 9/20) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by zcrafter on: April 04, 2016 06:35:47 AM

Flobot jumped onto the keyboard when she heard she's been approved for a Duck Hostel trip to ... somewhere!

I am so happy for her.
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13  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by zcrafter on: March 25, 2016 11:02:27 PM
I'm late getting to the party, but this craftalong is a terrific idea, so here goes:

50 Crafts in 2016

1.   Crocheted potholder   
2.   Crocheted voodoo doll
3.   Felt Danish heart coasters
4.   Round felt coasters
5.   Valentine card
6.   Birthday card w/watercolor barn
7.   Knit black & white earflap hat

8.   Set of 4 Harry Potter watercolor notecards
9.   2 sets of inchies

10.   Set of 4 owl watercolor notecards
11.   Set of 4 cat notecards

12.   3 coloring pages
13.   3 wool dryer balls
14.   Activity cards – punched, assembled, and bagged
15.    Another set of 4 cat notecards
16.    Knitted "Beachy Waves" towel, dishcloth, and hotpad

17.    Set of 4 sunshine notecards
18.    Added crochet edging to multi-color knit scarf

19.    30 mixed media bookmarks for poetry awards giveaway
20.    10 watercolor/collage bookmarks

21.     6 paper pieced graduation cards
22.     Mixed media journal pages
23.     Wooden bead bracelet for myself and
24.     Three pairs of beaded earrings for myself

25. Yarn ties and tags for family Christmas
26. Crochet tiebacks for bedroom curtains
27. Yarn-wrapped wine bottles

Works in progress:
   Knitted Wool throw (need 48 squares, have 28)
   Gnome home – cover roof, make outdoor items, paint inside
   Ombre painted bedroom furniture
   Throw made of cotton sweater scraps
   Good, Old Fashioned Paper and Ephemera Swap – completed   
   Coloring Page Swap – completed
   Box of Sunshine Swap – completed
        Traveling Little Visitor Swap Rd 23 -- in progress

   For my home:
      Colored pages in small silver hinged frames
      Chalkboard painted wine bottles
      Color sorting banner for kids
      Twine-wrapped lightbulb “pear”
   For gifts:
      Felt dog socks
      Family recipe napkins
                Knit Batman hat
                Knit or crochet mittens and scarf  -- blue/brown
        For swaps:
                Crochet item for TLV swap
   For me:
      Knit sweater using teal wool
      Knit repurposed cotton yarn scarf for donation
I'll try to post pics of some of the completed things. So often I forget to take a picture!

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14  Re: Good, Old-Fashioned Paper & Ephemera Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by zcrafter on: March 20, 2016 06:42:12 PM
As promised, here are pics of the angel goodness I received from geekgirl1000100.

First, a collection of items that show how she spoiled me. Clockwise from back left: a journal, owl tangle notecard, washi tape magnetic bookmarks, hair ties, sewn paper bookmark (LOVE THIS!), framed cat tangle (which is now on my living room wall), package of trims, sketchbook, mini clothespins, origami Post-its, and a crocheted dishcloth.

Then, ehrmagerd, a small box covered with book page pieces, and they were taken from some text about WRITING! It was filled with buttons, beads, charms, etc.


Oodles of papers, plus coloring pages:

More papers, and laser cuts:

EIGHT rolls of washi tape,  trims, cards

In among all that, she included foreign language papers (requested on my questionnaire), two washi thank you cards, envelopes, music sheets, and plenty of patterned cardstock (also requested on my questionnaire).

I am SO grateful. Thank you, geekgirl100100.

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15  Re: Good, Old-Fashioned Paper & Ephemera Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by zcrafter on: March 09, 2016 10:43:47 PM
Lolo_ has been busy with real life, so here are some pics of the package I sent to her.

In the bottom of the box I packed an old book on mysteries of the world. Since Lolo_ seems to like creepy things, she should be able to find some photos she likes in that. Also a small vintage poetry book and other things:

Then ---

Bookmarks and vintage library book cards/envelopes:

Variety of book pages and sheet music:

Travel brochures and some vintage notes and receipts that I found in library books:

Watercolored papers for backgrounds:

Printouts of Harry Potter themed stuff, including some miniature labels for potions:

I crafted a few things. Set of owl notecards with Harry Potter quotes:

And two sets of inchies. I forgot to photograph the owl inchies, but here are the skull inchies:

A blurry closeup:

It was great fun collecting all kinds of things to fill the box!
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16  Re: Paper and Ephemera Swap Round 11 GALLERY - Send out March 7, 2014 in The Swap Gallery by zcrafter on: March 12, 2014 07:36:18 AM
Here, at last, are the pictures of the great stuff I received from goddessgarb. First, the whole shebang, although I had to stack a lot of it just to get it in the shot. On the left, pages from a Victorian children's book (rather creepy), followed by puzzle pages, atlas pages (I adore maps), patterned and flocked papers of all sorts, vellum sheets, and even a Blick catalog. How did she know I just love looking at art supplies?

There are also some sheets/graphs from some kind of financial book. Lord knows I need financial help, LOL.

Being partners with goddessgarb must have been ordained by the universe, because I LOVE marbled papers, and she happened to have a stash of them. This makes me smile:

They will most definitely find their way into some of my cards and mixed media art. BTW, goddessgarb has been helping me navigate my way through the world of mixed media. She is such a good coach and supporter!

Now a shot of some of my most favoritest things:

I'm going to have a LOT of fun using items from this new stash. Thank you, smmart, for pairing us. Thank you again, goddessgarb, and let's remain long-distance friends!
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17  Re: January Birthday Swap 2014 - Gallery and Discussion Board in The Swap Gallery by zcrafter on: February 22, 2014 11:26:01 AM
It looks like aunty.hela has been busy with "real life," so here's a picture of the anchor hoopla I sent her. I also included fabric scraps, buttons, and candy, but those didn't make it in the picture.

Thank you, Januarians, for a wonderful swap. And a special thank you to phnxreign99 for organizing! I love all my goodies, and I compiled all the swap birthday cards from my packages for this photo:

Have a great year!
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18  Re: January Birthday Swap 2014 - Gallery and Discussion Board in The Swap Gallery by zcrafter on: February 16, 2014 12:47:44 PM
Here are pictures of what I sent to LadybugsAndBumblebees.

An assortment of fabric scraps:

Stickers, postcards, appliques, miscellaneous:

Handmade pom poms, which I truly enjoyed making:

and O'hana hoopla:

Closeup of stitches:

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19  Re: January Birthday Swap 2014 - Gallery and Discussion Board in The Swap Gallery by zcrafter on: February 12, 2014 07:35:20 PM
And here at last are the photos I promised of the goodies from aunty.hela! She is an awesome jewelry maker, and I just love the things she sent.

Button bracelet just like the one I was admiring, and two, yes two, pairs of earrings inspired by my wists.

They were all tucked into that pretty little sheer bag, which I also love.

A couple of "action shots":

I wore one pair of the earrings to work today, and every time I looked in a mirror, I smiled.

Thank you so much, aunty.hela. You tailored everything to my tastes and wishes!
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20  Re: January Birthday Swap 2014 - Gallery and Discussion Board in The Swap Gallery by zcrafter on: February 06, 2014 09:30:50 PM
I received a package from aunty.hela. It's beautiful stuff -- two pairs of earrings inspired by my wists AND the cutest button bracelet ever. I'll take pictures, but it will be a few days before I can post them, since I have to use a computer at work to get the pictures off my camera.

BUT I do have pictures of the goodies from LadybugsAndBumblebees AND leighi123. Take a look at all this crafty goodness.

First, from LadybugsAndBumblebees, a super-duper crocheted market bag in a gorgeous shade of teal AND a cute fabric bookmark.

Everything was wrapped in that sweet paper with the trees on it. Thank you, LadybugsAndBumblebees, for remembering that I love tree designs. The paper will surely find its way into some of my paper crafting. There was also a piece of tree themed fabric that I love.

Here's a closeup of the bookmark. The reverse side is a different print, but I forgot to get a picture of that.

Next, the goodness sent by leighi123. She also used green -- imagine that. It's my favorite color! And her son helped to choose the fabric for this set of coasters AND a luggage tag.

What a beautiful job you did on the sewing, leighi123. Here's the design side of the luggage tag with a simply irresistible leaf applique. Also one of the coasters in use.

I am so spoiled by so many swap partners. Thank you, everyone!
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