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1751  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Sherlock Holmes Swap Gallery on: January 27, 2012 07:55:28 PM
Here's the package I received from the_canadian_lynx today. I love her sense of humour!


First, there's a set of small but lovely magnets with tiny Sherlockian quotes (and two silhouettes as bookends).


Next, a key fob with a double-sided miniature image of the Holmes brothers (Sherlock is on the other side) and a tiny violin. It's too fragile to attach to my overly-macho bunch of keys, but I think I can find an appropriate place to show it off.


A very funny double-sided canvas bag with the newspaper headlines from the Jeremy Brett TV version of "The Second Stain" (and Holmes's comments): MURDER IN WESTMINSTER. CRIME OF A MYSTERIOUS NATURE. VALET OUT FOR THE EVENING. "They always are." HOUSEKEEPER HEARD NOTHING. "They never do." And with it, a knitted bookmark that's a miniature of Martin Freeman's scarf from Sherlock. Could there be anything else more wonderfully nerdy than these?


And finally, in spite of all that, this note is my favourite thing in the package. It's printed so extremely small that it's unreadable without a magnifying glass! (Fortunately being a student of the great sleuth, I happened to have one handy.) What makes this doubly delicious is that in return I sent her a magnifying glass! Grin

Thanks for these, and congratulations on finishing your first swap in record time!

Wulf
1752  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: OTIT-WWP Rd 33 SU CLOSED SO Jan 27th on: January 27, 2012 03:09:40 PM
Wulf , I love the article and there are mermaids in Florida. They live at WeekiWachee springs. My sister Jenndenn was one for many years when we where younger. Yes, we are twins! I always wanted to be one, but I also swim like a board as well. LOL  Grin

Wow! I just looked it up. What an amazing thing! It's the Florida version of the Rockettes! I'd much rather watch beautiful mermaids swimming and singing than imprisoned dolphins forced to perform tricks.

Wulf
1753  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two old chairs redone with Decopauge on: January 27, 2012 02:58:23 PM
As always, I'm in awe. I especially love the tiger-stripe one!

Wulf
1754  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Sherlock Holmes Swap Gallery on: January 27, 2012 10:53:10 AM
I'm surprised that someone doesn't already make a Dancing Men stamp set. (Although I never checked - perhaps they do!) It seems such an obvious thing. They were a lot of fun to carve.

The images on the bookmarks are from the original Strand Magazine illustrations, though they're not all by Sidney Paget. (He was one of only several artists who worked on the series, but it was his image of Holmes that stuck. Deerstalker cap and all.)

The magnifier/paperweight was my first real attempt at inlaid polymer clay, and it was quite a bit trickier than I'd expected. So Holmes looks a bit the Arrow Shirt man of the 1930's, but the pipe helps make him recognizable!

Wulf
1755  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Sherlock Holmes Swap (Sign up Dec.10-20, 2011; Send by Jan 24, 2012) on: January 27, 2012 10:37:42 AM
Received from the_canadian_lynx today. Hope to get photos in the gallery this evening.

Wulf
1756  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: OTIT-WWP Rd 33 SU CLOSED SO Jan 27th on: January 26, 2012 04:22:56 PM
Are there really mermaids in Florida?

Monnie, I have a friend whose life has literally been turned around by bellydancing; she's been dealing with weight issues, and mental and physical health problems, most of her life and in the four years she's been dancing she's become almost a different person. I hope it does as much for you!

Wulf
1757  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Sherlock Holmes Swap (Sign up Dec.10-20, 2011; Send by Jan 24, 2012) on: January 26, 2012 03:55:38 PM
Okay, everyone's sent (thank you all!) and packages have started to arrive. Yay!

I'll try to get your status updated as packages arrive, but if you know your partner has received and you don't have positive feedback by the next day, please remind me.

Wulf
1758  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Steampunk for the Home Swap - Sign ups: 1/14/12 - 1/28/12, Send outs: 2/29/12 on: January 25, 2012 05:25:02 PM
Ohhhh, this is so tempting, but I just can't. Not because I don't have time for another swap (there's always time for another swap), but because I don't have anyplace to put the item I would receive! I know this because I've been re-arranging our basement for weeks to try to squeeze out a bit more room. And having very limited results!

Wulf
1759  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Sherlock Holmes Swap (Sign up Dec.10-20, 2011; Send by Jan 24, 2012) on: January 25, 2012 04:46:39 PM
WAH~!! My large had serious drama on sendout day! I worked so hard to fix the mechanism that broke, but I didn't get it done before the post office closed! It's in the mail today, at least, but still a day late. v_v;; I didn't quite manage to fix it properly, either, so I had to improvise and do something different, which was kind of disappointing.

Oh dear, that sounds like you must've been one step away from a breakdown! It's never worth risking your mental health to get a package in the mail on time! Wink Glad you had fun in the end, though.

Wulf
1760  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Sherlock Holmes Swap (Sign up Dec.10-20, 2011; Send by Jan 24, 2012) on: January 24, 2012 05:48:40 PM
Sent mine today. As usual, a mad hunt for a suitable box at the end, even though I've had one specially set aside for a week. (It turned out to be just slightly too small. Embarrassed)

Remember to PM me and your partner both when you send AND receive. I might miss it if you just post in the forum. And if you aren't going to post by tomorrow, let me know so I don't worry.

Wulf

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