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81  Re: Invite Your Partner Round 17 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: March 16, 2011 04:37:28 PM
I got my super-fabulous package from luckdragon!! Grin

This is what I found when I opened the box. Even the card is fab! Cheesy



All the loot!! I'm so spoiled! (but I'm not complaining!! Cheesy)



Lovely sketchbook, in a wonderful hand embroidered cover - the fishies are gorgeous! The silk is more of a pretty green than this, but it doesn't photograph so well. This is so beautiful!



Perfect, beautifully made bag! I couldn't get a good pic of the inside, but it also has several trimmed and zippered pockets Smiley AND you can flip it over and have the fabrics the other way around too - a very nifty design!



Birdie necklace off my wist! so pretty!!




AND a lovely zippered pouch, AND the cutest handmade notebook, AND .... silk embroidery thread! All my Craftster buddies know how much I love this stuff! (...and I know exactly what I'll be turning some of it into for you, luckdragon, these are just the right colours Wink)



Thank you so much Karen, I love everything, and you are a wonderful swap partner!!
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82  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 67 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: March 11, 2011 01:44:42 PM
I just got a gorgeous supplies package from lindyv321!!

But she didn't actually send ordinary supplies ... she sent me a rainbow! Look! So pretty!!



Yes, that is 53 (53!) skeins of hand-dyed silk thread! I am a very lucky girl indeed Grin

gratuitous close up - don't you just want to touch it? ... so nice ... so pretty ... mmmmmmm my precioussss ... Cheesy



Thank you so much Lindy! it's beautiful!
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83  Re: NZ Only Swap! in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: March 05, 2011 01:54:04 PM
Nice haul pixie!!

I got a big bag of loot too!!

Look!!


Faux fox (Cheesy), slippers (on my feet right now), cute bookmark, transfer pencil, glow in the dark thread (fun!), pretty hoop, tiny fox stamp (<3), shrinkydink sheets (awesome! never tried this before), fake tattoos ('cause b_p knows I'm a giant girls' blouse), ami robot (sweet), AND a glow-in-the-dark embroidered raygun armoury!!!!

Grin  - what more can I say? Everything's fantastic!

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I wish you could see this in real life, 'cause it's even cooler than you think Cheesy


Thank you so much bubblegum_phoenix!! It was fantastic swapping with you Smiley
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84  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 67 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: March 03, 2011 04:08:46 PM
I got a wonderful package from lindyv321!

look at all the loot! hoop (foxy cuteness!) AND a Dr Who tote (love Dr Who!) AND some stamps (needed!) AND a calendar (pretty!) AND a packet of DMC Satin floss (perfect!)!!


Close up - I can hear you all from here, saying "aawww! cuuute!"


Thank you so much lindyv321 Grin
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85  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 66 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: February 24, 2011 12:15:59 PM
Well it took way over a month to get here, but at last my awesome package from skaborsk has arrived! And worth waiting for too Smiley

A little fox hoop!! and a stencilled Spock cloth!!



Foxy is gorgeous (and a lot of work in this too!), and the Spock cloth is brilliant. Both very much my style - simple, and beautifully done. The Spock print is so awesome, I may not relegate it to my kitchen, but turn it to a more awesome purpose instead ... Wink

Gratuitous close up (the cuteness! the cuteness!)



Thank you so much skaborsk! Grin
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86  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 67 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: February 18, 2011 09:46:40 PM
I got a gorgeous tiny package full of spoiling from Opalgryphon!!

Even the card is itself a work of art.



The little bracelet is just lovely, nicer than the one I had wisted, and perfect colours for me Smiley



And as if that wasn't enough, thread holders and ... drumroll ... delicious silk thread!! my favourite!! Grin



thank you so much!!! you made my day Grin

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87  Re: Embroidery Hoopla R3 - OTT Edition Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: February 13, 2011 06:37:33 PM
I got a wonderful hoop from Deee! It's a trilobite! I love fossils Grin



close up of teeny tiny stitching



It's hard to see the full awesomeness in a photo, but my little fossil friend is padded and quite three-dimensional (yay for 3D!). Thank you so much Deee!!
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88  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 66 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: February 06, 2011 08:42:13 PM
I got a fantastic (Fantastic Foxes!) package from muddy21 Grin

I opened the box to find this handsome fellow ...



... he's quite lovely of course, but muddy said he was useful too, and I couldn't figure out what for. Why does he have holes in his nose?

Fortunately muddy sent instructions and supplies Cheesy



He's a string dispenser!! Meet Mr Rufus Stringfellow, Esq. Look, his scissors are glasses!!



And if that wasn't enough, she also sent some lovely supplies - brocade! embroidery thread!



So I've been very spoilt. Thanks muddy21 for a fab, and unique, package! Smiley

The envelope needlebooks (cute!) and slippers, and Dr Who things and everything ... are all wonderful!

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89  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 66 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: February 03, 2011 03:03:12 PM
I got a gorgeous project bag (and bonus matching pouch) from mimiw! I've stuffed it full of knitting already (goodbye ratty plastic bag!).

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Thanks so much mimiw, it's beautiful and practical (pockety!), and I love those colours! Perfect! It's even colour co-ordinated with my knitting Cheesy

Note also the fab lego stitch markers in use! (thanks again atsuko, no more safety pins for my knitting Smiley)
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90  Happy tree painting in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by jemimah on: February 01, 2011 10:06:30 PM
I painted this for sarahj2001 for the Ongoing Wish Swap. It's inspired by two different paintings (by different artists) that were on her wist, plus the colours and fabrics she had on there too. Although I liked the things she had wisted, I didn't want to do a direct copy, so I attempted my own take on the style. Acrylic on canvas.

It's not the sort of thing I usually do, but it makes me smile and I like how it turned out. And sarahj2001 likes it too - hooray!



Would love to hear your comments and suggestions.
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