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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: David Bowie Tribute gallery on: March 31, 2016 05:22:18 PM
I received my stuff yesterday, as happily it didn't have a far geographic distance to travel, and the package is awesome! Thanks so much, Acadian Driftwood.


An Aladdin Sane magnet, although I feel like the lightning bolt has just become a symbol for Bowie in general, and a red Spider from Mars. I'm actually currently making an active effort to stop being arachnophobic in large part because there's a species of spider named after Bowie (and how could I be scared of something named after someone I love?) This little guy is perfect for that, and I can't wait to find a use for the key chain.


A little bag with the lyrics to Heroes. I walked down the aisle to this song, so it's now extra significant to me, and the bag is just gorgeous - I wish I could sew like that. I'll probably use this bag to carry essentials when I don't need much more than my phone and keys on me (or on the honeymoon when I'd just need my room key), and maybe pencils and essentials for class.


Lastly and most impressively, a super beautiful and professional-looking Bowie t-shirt. Seriously, this looks like it was store bought. I'm just wondering how I should wash it, Acadian Driftwood? Because you can bet I'll be wearing this and don't want to destroy it in the laundry.

So in conclusion, thanks heaps to Acadian Driftwood for all the lovely stuff!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: David Bowie Tribute gallery on: March 30, 2016 05:54:13 PM
My package arrived in the mail today! I'm so relieved and happy that it got here relatively quickly, and I love it! All I want to do right now is nap, but I will post pics as soon as I get a chance!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: David Bowie Tribute gallery on: March 29, 2016 06:22:42 PM
Wow, it's been a while since I had time to write anything here (only had the wedding this past Sunday  Wink ), but everything looks amazing! And I'm so glad people had such nice things to say about my crafts way back at the start of this gallery, and of course thrilled that my recipient loved them too. I really hope my package gets here soon as the suspense is killing me...
4  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: David Bowie Tribute Swap signups--2/18/16-2/27/16 SO--3/21/16 on: March 17, 2016 07:47:21 AM
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How wonderful that Bowie had such an influence on your life, thegirlwiththemouseyhair!  I can't credit him with saving my life but he certainly opened my mind to creativity, beauty, far less restrictive gender models than society would like to force all of us into (especially back when I was coming of age!), the inspiration to keep growing and the freedom to be "weird".

Yeah, he did all that and more for me, and given my background, that was a huge, huge deal that meant the world for me. I think I'm only fully realizing it now.

And, yes, the Doctor Who thing makes me sad too because now we'll definitely never get to see that. (Unless the show is running/revived years from now when it would be respectful and OK to use Bowie as, like, a historical figure). I think Bowie already was the closest any real person could be to being like the Doctor or a Time Lord. Did you know that there was one incident in the early 70s when he was supposed to perform as Ziggy at the BBC for one of the first times, and the studio had Doctor Who filming there or nearby, and people who didn't know who Bowie and the Spiders were yet thought they were just extras playing aliens on the show?
5  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: David Bowie Tribute Swap signups--2/18/16-2/27/16 SO--3/21/16 on: March 16, 2016 06:51:37 PM
I've dreamed about Bowie a lot over the last couple months. His death has just been so hard on me, as I feel like I really lost someone close or at least extremely important to me - I credit him with saving my life from a really repressive and unhappy family environment which could have turned out a very miserable and closed-minded version of me; the person I am today would not be here if not for David Bowie. So I've had a lot of dreams about him still being alive and have tended to wake up from them really sad.

I did have one dream about David Bowie crusading around investigating/fighting supernatural beings. There was a reference to him in this podcast about urban legends that I was listening to, and I think it just spiraled from there. I totally wanted to write that story someday after a respectful time.
6  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: David Bowie Tribute Swap signups--2/18/16-2/27/16 SO--3/21/16 on: March 15, 2016 06:12:58 AM
@Calixita - Thanks for the heads up about the Five Years documentary! I will definitely try to check that out when I feel I can get through it without crying.

And more bragging: I finished my stuff on the weekend and sent my parcel out yesterday on my lunch break. I just hope it gets there in a reasonable time, because Canada Post is awfully slow and the USPS doesn't seem too great from what I've seen, either, and I'm now relying on a combination of the two of them...
7  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: David Bowie Tribute Swap signups--2/18/16-2/27/16 SO--3/21/16 on: March 09, 2016 04:25:19 PM
I know I shouldn't be bragging, but I am so close to done everything for this swap. I think I just have to launder one of my items and then mail them off. I did start buying supplies and crafting really, really early so I could send out 1) well before the wedding (although I'm checking out of so much wedding planning stuff - am getting questions from people now and answering them like "I dunno, I'm not everyone's wedding day keeper..."), and 2) in time for Canada Post to hopefully get things to my partner around the same time everyone else in the swap gets their stuff. My confidence in Canada Post and Canada Customs is not booming right now, but here's hoping.
8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: David Bowie Tribute Swap signups--2/18/16-2/27/16 SO--3/21/16 on: March 08, 2016 07:30:16 AM
That's a great shirt, SilverMoon - he really was the closest a real person could be to the Doctor, I think, which is why his death seems like such a terrible loss for the whole world (and maybe all of time and space).

And I'm also having trouble confining myself to just two items. I'm so glad my partner and I are doing extras! Now I'm just waiting for some supplies to arrive in the mail - Canada Post needs to hurry it up so I can finish my stuff.
9  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: David Bowie Tribute Swap signups--2/18/16-2/27/16 SO--3/21/16 on: March 04, 2016 04:45:18 PM
I'm glad my weird comment inspired a shirt and would love to see it, PromisedHeartbrk.

Also, I was crafting before heading to my in laws' for dinner, and I was inhaling so much Sharpie that I was worried about getting loopy from it. I kept thinking, "It's not the side effects of the sharpie/I'm thinking that it must be love" and now I have that song in my head - not that that's a problem.
10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: David Bowie Tribute Swap signups--2/18/16-2/27/16 SO--3/21/16 on: March 03, 2016 07:11:04 PM
@Acadian Driftwood - So sorry to hear about the computer issues! I hope you get that settled soon; I know being without a computer is terrifying for me. Also, I'm relieved my overwhelming list of Bowie favourites is exciting and not just ridiculously unhelpful.

@PromisedHeartbrk - The phrase 'Starman and Reed' makes my heart hurt :/ Though it also sounds like they were the partners in a sort of fantasy/sci fi/urban fantasy law firm...

Also, I am just following everyone involved in this swap on Pinterest and stealing pins from all of you. Hope you don't mind.
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