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1  Re: Gathered Roots - Round 5 (Gallery) in The Swap Gallery by jnny_heck on: August 13, 2013 03:55:17 PM
I received from Eclectic Dreamer, and what a lovely package!  Thank you so much for this fun and useful swap!

First she sent me many dried herbs that she picked and from her herbs: mullein, St. John's wort, stinging nettle, comfrey.  She also sent some Ball labels that disintegrate when washed, and lavender massage oil (not pictured!  Shocked oops!)


Next, she sewed a few projects for herb foraging/gathering.  An apron with great, whipmsical pattern on the front. 


Tote bag with very beautiful (and soft!) floral fabric


A zippered pouch and fabric squares- cue mushroom, and botanical mushroom (love mushrooms-- how did you know?)


Denim gathering bag with long strap to wear around body and short handle to hold bag open Smiley  All made from re-used fabrics (very soft)


Finally, she included a two-piece picnic set! It folds up to be a basket or down to lay as a mat.  Very cute!


thanks again, great swap gallery everyone!
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2  Re: Miyazaki Swap Rd 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jnny_heck on: July 15, 2013 02:12:17 PM
I received from estar23 last weekend and I'm finally posting photos.  Here's my Miyazaki loot! Thank you so much, estar23-- I love it all.  It's been such a fun swap!!


postcard, bookmark, magnets, fun totoro paper folding


and the hoopla!

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3  Re: Jim Henson Swap round 3 gallery in The Swap Gallery by jnny_heck on: June 10, 2013 05:21:12 PM
I love the camilla, great start to the gallery!

I also received from gotgrey, and get your "pin it" button ready Smiley

Hand-painted Beaker tote bag!



Gonzo Van Gogh portrait Smiley))))


Sesame Street "I love my hair" painting


Books, Notepads, and little toys!



Thanks so much, Gotgrey!! What a fun swap!
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4  Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap Rnd 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jnny_heck on: December 23, 2012 05:27:20 PM
I received last week on Monday, but things have been crazy (as I'm sure they are for you guys, too) with finals and the holidays.  I'm really glad you liked your package Raging Sloth. I loved mine too!  

I got hand-made stamps on the coolest tree stump pieces, a great piece of mushroom fabric, and an amazing clay/sticks/moss art piece.  

Despite all of its packaging, the mushrooms didn't stay glued down and I haven't had a chance to fix it yet, but I love it!! Thanks for a great swap!!

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5  Re: Harry Potter Holiday ~ Beware Nargles in Your Mistletoe! in The Swap Gallery by jnny_heck on: December 13, 2012 11:43:36 AM
I love that Dobby, jenleahlynn, and the Honeydukes tray, chughes225!

I received from haroldlovesmaude yesterday.  A Harry sweater and a snitch. Both pieces are soo well made.  I love them! Thanks Smiley Great swap everyone!

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6  Re: Harry Potter Holiday ~ Beware Nargles in Your Mistletoe! in The Swap Gallery by jnny_heck on: November 15, 2012 02:36:33 PM
I received from TWO partners already.  You ladies really have your acts together!

On Tuesday I was happy to see a letter from Eiseldora in my mailbox.  She made me a Mrs. Weasley sweater Smiley I think these are definitely a staple to a HP xmas tree.  Thanks, I love it!



Then today I received from TroubleT.  She made me Weasley Wizard Wheezes fudge (which took a big bite out of bsince I got the mail right after biking home tonight- mmmmm), and some Luna Lovegood and herbology themed ornaments. They are glazed clay and look beautiful.







Thanks ladies!! I am very excited to get my HP tree going, and would love to see pictures of others' HP trees/holiday decor!
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7  Re: October 2012 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jnny_heck on: October 27, 2012 11:02:53 AM
I received from johnson.mom2two yesterday!

She made me some hot pads, which I desperately needed! I love the shark ones!! Note the fancy quilting..


And she also included some supply extras


Thank you so much!
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8  Craft Hope Project 11 in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by jnny_heck on: February 06, 2011 12:21:03 PM
I don't know how many of you have heard of crafthope.com, but their current project is sending safe birthing kits to the organization Konbit Sante in Haiti. 

From crafthope:  "Even before the earthquake, Haitis health statistics were dismal, and now the need is even greater.  Shockingly, one in eight Haitian children dies before the age of five, and their maternal mortality rate is 1,400 deaths for every 100,000 a  reflection of the fact that the majority of the population lives in poverty/on less than a dollar a day. Only one in every 10,000 Haitians has access to a physician."

Contents of safe birthing kit:

1 small bar of soap (updated 1/16/2011)
1 piece of clean plastic sheeting (3 feet wide by 4 feet long)
1 piece of clean string, 24 inches long
1 packet alcohol wipe
1 set of sterile latex gloves
1 packet (or travel container) Purelle
1 handmade tote bag

Optional:
receiving blanket36 inches square
small stuffy toy



These kits are an easy project that can strongly impact the lives of women and children with limited medical access in Haiti. 

These sites do a much better job explaining what this is all about:
The Project: http://crafthope.com/2011/01/project-11-konbit-sante/
Konbit Sante (The Organization): http://konbitsante.org/clinical-initiatives/women-s-health
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9  Re: Embroidery Hoopla R3 - OTT Edition Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jnny_heck on: January 19, 2011 11:52:42 AM
I received from pjherbert and sinellia!

I received a card and this wist inspired hoop from pjherbert. Her stitches are so tiny, it's amazing!



 Thank you soo much pjherbert!  I really love it! I think those cartoons are soo cute <3



Next, this is the hoop from sinellia:



I don't have a place to put it yet.  Maybe by the cotton balls?  Wink  Thank you, sinellia! He's very cute
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10  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery for round 65 in The Swap Gallery by jnny_heck on: January 19, 2011 11:41:51 AM
I received from sweetyetevil!  She made me 2 washable/reusable/fabric snack baggies!  I really like them.  I used them yesterday on my first day back in school  Smiley  They worked great.



She also sent some stickers in the package



Thank you soo much, sweetyetevil!!
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