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1  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 128 (July 2016) in The Swap Gallery by RaraAvis on: August 03, 2016 06:49:09 PM
Wonderful package! I especially love that brooch!

I received from underthemountain today and she spoiled me!
Here is the whole package....she picked the simon's cat plush I had on my wishlist, but also sent me an octopus ami, a scarf blank, and some chocolate!


I just love the simon's cat plush and octopus. They are both so cute! For those who may not know what simon's cat is, here is a link to the  YouTube channel... https://www.youtube.com/user/simonscat

Thank you so much underthemountain! I love everything!!!!
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2  $8.76 dollar store outfit! in CHALLENGE 113 ENTRIES by RaraAvis on: May 08, 2016 06:23:50 PM
I have wanted to enter a Craftster craft challenge for years, so I am happy to finally have completed an entry for one! Cheesy For this challenge I went to Dollar Tree and spent a total of $8.76. I knew I really wanted to make something wearable, so I spent a while looking around the store. I ended up finding these tablet sleeves, which reminded me of neoprene. I just loved the colors and thought they would make a great top.

I was able to use everything I bought at Dollar Tree. I purchased four tablet sleeves, two laundry bags, a pack of elastic head bands, and one clutch pouch, which I removed the zipper from to use for the skirt. I didn't have a lot of the tablet sleeve material to work with, so I decided I would have to make it into a crop top. I used the head bands for the back of the top and the laundry bags for the skirt and two pieces of tablet sleeves for the skirt pockets. I had to completely take apart all the tablet sleeves so I could use the velcro and binding. I used the velcro as a closure for the halter strap and the head bands across the back. I used the binding on the top of the skirt and around the skirt pockets.

Here is one of the pieces of tablet sleeves with a pattern piece for the crop top...


I am really happy with the way it all turned out. I was hoping to make something that is actually wearable. I think I could easily wear the top out, but the skirt is a little stiff (it could be worn, but it probably wouldn't be very comfortable sitting down). The laundry bags are non-woven fabric, which were fairly thin so I ended up having to use double layers for the back and front. The top was modified from a princess seam dress pattern I had. I really love the design, but I had no idea it would take so long to make since I ended up having to do so much top stitching. The tablet material is some sort of foam, so it didn't lay very flat with out the top stitching.

Thanks for looking!
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3  Re: STS Spring Market 2016- Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by RaraAvis on: April 29, 2016 08:04:27 AM
Sold to Watsonc7 - mint bow clutch and needle felted bird

Thanks for the claim!
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4  Re: STS Spring Market 2016- Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by RaraAvis on: April 18, 2016 02:09:56 PM
Sold to  mandit990-turquoise velvet bookmark, pink heart dolphin earrings, and...

These four sets of earrings....

Thanks for the claim!
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5  Re: STS 2016 discussion thread in New Swap Theme Ideas by RaraAvis on: April 17, 2016 12:15:25 PM
I added some new earrings and a new necklace to my shop!

Plus I have marked some of my items on sale! Cheesy
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6  Re: STS 2016 discussion thread in New Swap Theme Ideas by RaraAvis on: April 08, 2016 10:36:32 AM
I'm working on a few new things including some cute bow clutches. I will hopefully have them in my shop sometime this weekend or early next week!

I added some new bow clutches to my shop!

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7  Re: STS Spring Market 2016- Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by RaraAvis on: March 29, 2016 07:26:19 PM
Sold to Smeddley - Needle felted duck

Also, some yarn and metal charms.

Thanks for the claim!!!
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8  Re: STS 2016 discussion thread in New Swap Theme Ideas by RaraAvis on: March 27, 2016 08:24:46 PM
Happy Easter Kayrun!

I added a few new needle felted birds to my shop!

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9  Re: STS Spring Market 2016- Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by RaraAvis on: March 26, 2016 11:03:33 AM
Yay! I can't wait to receive the anatomical heart pendant. Cheesy

Sold to Smeddley - Fleece Pig #1. Thank you!
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10  Re: STS Spring Market 2016- SU March 23-April 3; close May 8 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by RaraAvis on: March 23, 2016 08:55:48 PM
RaraAvis' Shop

I live in California with my BF, our two birds, and one cat. Please PM me with any questions or if you need additional photos!


More items will be added!

Bow Clutches (1.5 points each)
Claim as elephants, mint, or gold.

Here are links to better images of the gold and mint fabric...


Little needle felted hen & chick (2 points SALE 1.5 points)
Needle felting in little terracotta pot. About 4 3/8 inches tall.

Beeswax floating star candles (Set of four-1 point)
I have at least 4 sets.

Casserole carriers (1.5 points)
I have two small and one large. The small size will fit a pan that is 8x8 or a 9 pie pan. Large will fit a 9x13.
Choose: small birds, large birds, or small orange print.


Fleece Pigs (1 point each)
They are around 11 tall. Choose Pig 1, Pig 2, or Pig 3 (shown in order in the first photo).


Glass Star bottle and charms necklaces (1 point each SALE .5 points each)
Made from tiny glass star bottles that are about the size of a US quarter. They are filled with mini glass beads. Your choice of chain  (up to 24'' in length) or waxed cord necklace (adjustable from about 17''-19''). Choose: lavender, light blue, gold, aqua, or white. (Purple not available)

Glass skull bottle necklace (1.5 points each)
They are tiny glass skull bottles on a sterling silver chain about 23'' long. Each chain style is slightly different. Choose from either black bead top or orange bead top. I can shorten the length if needed. It was hard to get a good picture of all the detail.


Earrings with sterling silver ear wire (0.75 points per pair)
They come on sterling silver ear wires. Choose: Pink heart ghosts 1, pink hearts ghosts 2, aqua heart ghosts, aqua bow ghosts, pink heart dolphins, aqua heart skull & crossbones, or black bow skull & crossbone


Heart Necklace .75 points

Rings 0.25 points each
They are adjustable (smallest size without having to overlap ring band about a US ring size 6).
Choose: Tea cup, voodoo doll, hello kitty, or green bow skull


Pendants (0.5 points each SALE .25 points each)
They come on a black waxed cord necklace (adjustable from about 17''-19'').
Choose: Pink heart w/skull & crossbones, Black bow skull, or bats


Glass globe necklaces with glass beads (0.5 points each)
These are made from hollow hand blown glass beads (25mm) filled with mini glass beads or glass seed beads. The hardware is bronze/brass. I have 24'' chains, which I can re-size to smaller lengths.
Current colors available: Light blue, pink, or mixed pink/purple.

Sterling silver glass globe necklaces with glass seed beads (2 points each SALE 1.5 points each)
These are made from hollow hand blown glass beads (25mm) filled with glass seed beads. They come on a 18'' sterling silver chain. Choose gold, green, or red.

Hollow Blown Glass Bead & Sterling Silver Earrings (1 point)
Made from hollow polka dot blown glass beads. The ear wires & findings (bead caps & pins) are solid sterling silver. I have one pair of black.

Black leather squeeze frame coin purse (1 point each) SALE .5 points

Leather clutch bags (1.5-2points) SALE 1-1.5 points
Made from soft Italian lambskin with satin linings. Claim either Metallic Blue Leather Clutch (1.5 points) or Green Leather Clutch (1 points)

Polymer clay creatures (.5 points each)
They are painted polymer clay. They all measure less than 2'' tall. Choose from blue monster or cat in pumpkin!


Velvet bookmarks (0.25 points each)
Velvet with attached gems/charms at the ends.  Choose either turquoise velvet, black velvet, or green velvet.


Leather bat necklaces (0.5 points)
Choose from plain or skeleton (painted in acrylic). Your choice of chain color and size up to 24''. If you are interested in the bats as an ornament or for other decorative purposes let me know! I can add ribbon instead for hanging.


Glass bead memory wire bracelet (0.25 points)


Yarn (.25 points each)
Unknown content. Choose either white or mixed purple nubby yarn.

Glass Purple Bottle set (.75 points per set) SALE .5 points
A couple extra bonus bottles will be included with purchase!

Plastic peg birds (100 for .5 points OR 50 for .25 points)
Mix and match colors, just let me know how many of each color you would like. (Pink, red, yellow, green, blue, & purple)
Set of 3 copper blanks (.25 points)
Pack of silver 8mm sequins (.25 points)
Set of 4 mini 2'' Sinamay Hats-peach colored (.25 points)

Shiny Satin brocade fabric (44'' X 34'') (.5 points)
Green Floral fabric (42'' X 22.5'') (.5 points)
Hexagon poly jersey fabric (60'' x 22'') (.25 points)
Shiny Poly jersey patterned fabric (~50'' X 20''-cut at a weird angle more fabric than measurements) (.25 points)

Claims made from me -  
RaraAvis to Smeddley -Fleece Pig #1 (1 point)SENT
RaraAvis to Smeddley -Needle felted duck(1.5pts), mixed purple nubby yarn(0.25pts),
Metal Charms lot(.25pts)-Total 2 pointsSENT

RaraAvis to mandit990-turquoise velvet bookmark (.25pts), pink heart dolphins (.75pts),dolphins, purple shells, aqua hearts 1 & 2 (1pt)-Total 2 pointsSENT
RaraAvis to Watsonc7 - mint bow clutch(1.5pts), needle felted bird(1.5pts)-Total- 3 pointsSENT

Claims I have made -
mandit1990 to RaraAvis- horse plush  (2 points) RECEIVED
Smeddley to RaraAvis- Purple Amigurumi Hippo  (1 point)RECEIVED
artsycandice to RaraAvis- Anatomical Heart Pendant  (1 point)RECEIVED
anna.wahnsinn to RaraAvis- Lattice Necklace-spring rain(2 points)RECEIVED
anna.wahnsinn to RaraAvis- Lattice Necklace-fiery & blackberry(2 points)

Started with: 3
Current: 3
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