I missed the sign-up dates for the last matchbox swap, and was complaining taking note of this in the forum. teachart kindly asked me if I wanted to do a private swap. I jumped at the chance. of course. Well, her package to me was finally deemed worthy by both boarder and postal interrogateres, and I have pictures to prove it..
Look at all this cool stuff! The matchbox is the Octolady with the reflecting eyes over on the left. Left of her is a Where's Waldo pencil (tho I was thinking more, What Is Waldo Doing To That Pencil?), cool photo of a cow, a neeto cuff bracelet (fits too!), a bunch of stuff that was stuffed into the matchbox, a tube of glow in the dark (!!!!)varnish, her first ever stuffie (which is a lip balm caddie as well), lemony soap (LOVE the smell...and I'm picky heheh), a neat vintage handkerchief, green fuzzy fabric, spools, and 2 little paper peacocks (one is open and one closed in photo).
Here is a close pic of the stuffie. She also sent this book, which is scratch off hangman.
And here is an artsy photo of the poodle imagining a cow eating the ocotodolls bouffant hair do.. Thanks a bunch Emily;D. Your such a fun swap partner
The guards at the boarder finally stopped playing with the stuffie that AllmostDawn sent me. And THEN the postal folks managed to find me to give it to me (one miracle after another). But it was so worth the wait. Please meet........
It is clearly related to the better known Jack-A-Lope. I'm assuming one parent was indeed a JAL, but it is not completely clear what the other parent was. My guesses so far are, hamster (thus the ham-AL), mink, lemming (lemming-a-lope?),....my husband offered up potato, or football...What ever it is, t was quit hungry after it's long journey. As soon as I opened the Mallow-Licious jelly filled strawberry yummy things that AlmostDawn sent along, it began to consume them at an alarming rate..To the great relief of the strawberry keychain. As you can see in the photo, it was a bit worried about why the HAL was looking at it like that.
I did manage to grab a few from the poor hungry thing. Those things are exactly what I have all ways imagined Hello Kitty's strawberries would taste like where ever she lives. Sugar heaven The note that came with all this adorableness, explains that AlmostDawn found this poor little critter, clinger to the railing, just as another storm was brewing. She had nursed it back to health, when it reveled it was very hot in that environment. So, she felt he would do better in my more northern environment. So far, the little guy seems to be fitting in nicely. Seems a bit shy, but that is to be expected after such trauma.
so, it has recently come to light that the person I crafted for is no responding about the package I sent. So here are some pics..
This is a cashmire sweater of my Hub's that I managed to shrink. So I shrunk it some more, cut it up the middle, crocheted the trim, brushed it out with a pin brush, and then sewed it on.
This is a light weight skirt in a bright pink with black serger made trim (I just went around the base of the skirt on the serger, over and over...till it looked kind of lace like). It is cut to be shorter in the front, and longer in the back. It is a ribbon tie (vintage ribbon BTW), and it ties in the back).
A few things I thought she might like. The little zipper pouch is from a piece my Mom put together to make a vest and never used. The little pink wreath pin I have had since I was a kid (I'm not a pink person...)
Zoey loves it all BP! And here comes some pics of her showing things off to prove it
These are some of the little things BP sent. The lovely post card (which Zoey pinned up by her "bed" for a window), a tiny picture with the cutest twig frame, a wee hand held game (which Zoey is playing with as I type), a color pencil set in a tiny tiny pouch, and a few things for our cryptoid passion...a big foot ornament, a jack-a-lope necklace, a stuffed jack-a-lope, a stuffed Yeti AND a felted Giant Worm(Zoey refuses to pick her favorite...she doesn't want to hurt any of their feelings), 3 plastic dinos, one of those cute clippy koalas, and then the cutest little suit case ever!
I Love all the travel stickers! And feeling lucky she sent me some "left over" ones. The picture on the inside of the lid of the suitcase, is an anatomical chart of mermaids LOL. You can see the worm better in this photo too
Here is Zoey with the hoody that BP made for her on and all cozy in it too. It's the softest yarn ever.
Zoey also got a handmade desk and chair. The drawers even work! Zoey LOVES the chair. She says she would rather look at it then sit on it, because she can't see it when she is sitting on it.
Inside one of the drawers was the ittyest bittyest deck of cards ever! There is even a tiny box for them made from tape. Sooo CUTE!
And here is Zoey in her new hammock that BP made for her! It's the perfect size, and I have figured out a better way to hang it then in this photo all ready. BP sent a paper chibiYeti which my husband put together for us while we set up her room. She also very kindly, sent me Madison's old body to play with!! All those lovely joints hehehe. AND I got treats too. In her hand is a candy Kiwi (the fruit, not the bird) slices, which are very yummy, AND a Kiwi (the bird, not the fruit) gummy feet which are also yummy, but I bet taste nothing like Kiwis feet.
Thanks so much for all of it PB and Madison. It's all AWSOME. And now we just have to worry about the package I sent to YOU LOL
I got my SQUID promo package from karwash! (Note to self, remember to make proper sacrafices to the spirits of timely mail handling..) Firstly I got 2 very cool posters for loyal SQUID employees. THE great SQUID promo poster..
Then I got this suitably intimidating promo poster for the elite SQUID squad, TOADIES.
The blue are official hand outs from SQUIDS campaign against the ducks. And the wonderfull large mug with the SQUID mascot...a squid. The other side has the often used SQUID closing... Have A Productive Day! She also made me an official SQUID employee card, and sent the often required and never around bunny ears. Thanks so much for all the wicked corp. loot karwash
This is a dino ( Lumpasaurus Bumpensis) who has found his place in a family of cactus. I discovered him near my parents home, out in the middle of the desert. He did not gt along well with my dog, so when the chance to send it to the renowned collector AlmostDawn it seemed like a great match. Here is the link to her post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=378948.msg4488824#msg4488824 I made him from those super stretch gloves that you can get for 25 cents at the end of season sales. I didn't really have much of a plan, I just started cutting things off and sewing them back on in new places.
I made the mouth so it was possable. I posed it in all kinds of expressions, but only managed to take pics of the happy faces.
The ever so cool teachart asked if I wanted to do a matchbox swap with her, as I had been bumbed out missing the sign up date. Since we had swapped before and I know who fun she is to craft for, AND how great her packages are, I jumped at the chance. It took me a bit to decided how I wanted to do what I was thinking, but settled on trying it with polyclay. I made a little matchbox out of card stock, covered it in foil, and made sure to leave a "tail" of foil to pull it out, once it was baked. I didn't get pics of the process, but I'll post a tut later, when I try another one. Then I just rolled out some sheets, and covered the box. Then make the monster. I glued the eyes on after it was baked.
heheh That last one with his mouth open all ways makes me laugh.... I enjoyed making this little guy immensely...I wasn't sure if it was all going to work for one thing
the fabulous teachart noticed my whining regretfull thoughts about missing the matchbox swap sign ups, and very kindly ask me if I'd like to swap with her. I jumped at the chance, of course. She and I have swapped before, and we seem twisted in a similar direction . We agreed to swap "practical" stuffies as well. I knew right away what I wanted to do.
It was fun to make. I just picked a mug of mine with a big base, and sat it in the middle of a piece of paper. I drew around it to make the shape I wanted, adding enough space to put a few treats with your cuppa. I did it "paper bag" style....meaning I laid it out with the right sides of fabric together, and then batting on one of the out side layers, then the pattern. Cut it out, then sew around the shape near the outside edge, leaving room to turn it. OH yeah...put the face on before you do all of that....Then press it and free motion all over it. Super easy Thanks for looking
Babalina58 is helping several people get there lives back after the twisters that went through her town earlyer in the month. I wanted to do something to help her help out. So I made a quilt to send to her for her to give to one of the folks she is helping. My mom had been given a box of vintage fabrics hand cut triangles, and I had snitched a bag of them when I was down visiting recently, so I thought I'd use them. Since I didn't have to cut anything, it went rather fast. I was not liking it much, till it came out of the dryer, and was all nice and old looking. I mailed it off to Babs today
And her is my pup Cosmo "helping" me take photos..