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1  Re: Happy Mail Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by whats_her_name on: September 16, 2016 12:01:25 PM
I also received from onyxnox today, too!  So much goodness all at once!!



Check it out!


2 bookmarks, some stencils and steampunk findings, some stunning steampunk pendants (squee!!!) and a very, very, very cool mixed media journal.  It's truly cooler than words!

Thank you so very much for another amazing swap package!!  Cheesy
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2  Re: Happy Mail Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by whats_her_name on: September 16, 2016 11:56:52 AM
I received from Homerof2 today!  (ETA:  I can't figure out why my pictures are sideways...)



And there were some great goodies inside!  



A couple of tags, a great TARDIS bookmark for my DD (she'll FLIP!) and a great sticker (Good for You) that I will totally use for a card - love all the bling!  But my favorite, favorite things are the tiny little clothespins with flipflops and a flower attached to them -- Totally adorable!!!  Cheesy

Thank you so much for the spoils!!
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3  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 78 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by whats_her_name on: February 24, 2012 09:50:26 AM
Well I'm REALLY late with this (SORRY!), but I was out of the country for 10 days, then I was swamped with design work for bridal season.  I had to play catch-up after my vacation, and I'm finally all caught up (well, I have one bit of design work that I have to do today, but I'm procrastinating - other than that, I'm caught up).

I received from frosty772 the day before I left town.  These fun coasters and a very cute sleeve for my glasses.  Everything is so well-made - just lovely!


My daughter has claimed the pink coasters for herself, and my son claimed the other two.  But the glasses case is just for me, me, me!!  Grin

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and thanks again frosty772!!
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4  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 78 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by whats_her_name on: January 31, 2012 08:23:46 AM
Ugh, I'm a bad swapper!  SORRY that I'm late - last week totally got away from me (I had my bridal show last week and then I had a million things to do to get ready for my onslaught of bridal consultations that starts tomorrow)...  Phhhhhhew! 

So anyway, I received a fab parcel last week from texscrapper that included these sweet goodies:


I tried to do a close-up of the zipper pulls (which are FANTASTIC in real life - such a great variety and I just love the creative things you did with them!!)  The picture is a little blurry, but you can see them a *bit* better than on the owl fabric...


And this morning I whipped myself up a little eReader cover with that lovely owl fabric - I've posted that here

Thanks so much, texscrapper - it's all WONDERFUL!!
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5  eReader Cover in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by whats_her_name on: January 31, 2012 08:15:11 AM
I received an eReader for Christmas from my hubby.  He knew better than to get me a cover, figuring I'd rather make my own (smart man), and finally last night he offered to watch the kids so I could get it done...  I found the pattern on etys by BirdifulStitches, and away I went!  My generic e-reader isn't the same size as the pattern pieces, so I made one last night that was ENTIRELY too big - but that's what you get when you're functioning on 3 hours of sleep  Tongue  (my daughter had a nightmare at 2am and I couldn't get back to sleep afterwards - bleck!)

So after a good night's sleep last night (went to bed at 9pm and woke up at 7am - yay!), I tried again.  Aside from a couple little things that I'd do differently next time (mostly to do with the darned fusible fleece layer!), I'm very pleased.  My eReader fits perfectly, and I love that I've got little pockets, just in case. 

I received the owl fabric from texscrapper in the Ongoing Wish Swap, and I was excited to have the chance to use it - I love those owls (and now that my daughter has had a glimpse, she wants me to make her something with it too).

Anyway, so first we have to front view, closed.  I used a giant button that matched the green, and I just love it!


Then, the back view, closed - the extra fabric on the left side was a little mistake from last night's fiasco, but then I decided that I loved it, so I repeated it on purpose today.


And finally, the open view (this came out a bit blurry, sorry!)


So now my eReader can come along in my purse without getting destroyed!! 

Thanks for looking!
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6  Sunday Dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by whats_her_name on: January 29, 2012 05:05:58 PM
I made a dress for my daughter each day this weekend - sewing bliss!    We're going on holidays soon, so I wanted to give her a couple of nice summer dresses to wear while we're there...  

This is the dress I made on Sunday - it's the Oliver + S Tea Party Sundress, and it's now availble as a printable pattern - - I think it was just $9 to download on the oliver + s website, and I was assembling my pattern in mere minutes.  Love instant gratification!



The pattern only goes to a size 5, but my daughter is a size 6, so I modified the pattern pieces and I did it *almost* perfectly, but I didn't think to lengthen the skirt pieces, so it ended up being a little on the short side.  So then at the last minute I added the bottom pink piece to try to add a bit of length - I ended up adding about 3/4" that way - a little more length, anyway!  Grin

I cut all the pattern pieces out last night (Saturday) and it probably took me about 2 hours to get all my changes worked out and then cut out.  Then today, I probably spent about 4 hours sewing it all together - or so; I was interrupted by my kids more often than not...  There are 6 panels in the skirt and a liner on the bodice.  I did french seams throughout to keep it clean inside, and then there's all that top-stitching.  It's truly beautiful in all its detail.  

I love how the pink and the yellow play off each other to make this a very bright, summery dress - It really looks so much better in real life, but I just couldn't get my camera to cooperate tonight.  Tongue

Thanks for looking!
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7  Saturday Dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by whats_her_name on: January 29, 2012 04:57:13 PM
I made a dress for my daughter each day this weekend - sewing bliss!  Grin  We're going on holidays soon, so I wanted to give her a couple of nice summer dresses to wear while we're there... 

This is the dress I made on Saturday - it's the Oliver + S Popover Sundress, and it's a free download on oliver + s website.



I wanted to make this dress a little big, because I know she'll hit a growth spurt before summer, so I wanted to make sure it would still fit!!  In actuality, it'll probably fit her until she's 12 - it's quite a bit bigger than I thought it would be!!

It's a great pattern, and one I will definitely be using again - but next time I think I'll size it down a bit...  Wink
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8  Re: Scrap Happy Patchwork Swap GALLERY: send by 11/30 in The Swap Gallery by whats_her_name on: December 14, 2011 09:09:28 AM
I have some serious catching up to do - I've not seen most of the posts in this gallery yet!!  Been away from my computer too much the last few weeks!!

I have received from Sharalee and I've been seriously spoiled (and my kids too!!)

First, she made this lovely bag.  Lots of detail went into each panel - truly made with love!


Next, a card wallet - perfect to put all my debit/credit/store cards into on the go.  Smiley  She even made the lovely charm!


Then a wristlet that fits perfectly - LOVE the colors and love the button.  It's fun!


And she wanted to send something for the kids, too, so she sent my son this plushie robot - my son has been asking for a robot for weeks now, and when he opened it, he said "THIS ROBOT IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!"  Later when he was trying to name the robot, he said "The only name I can think of is AWESOME ROBOT", and that's been his name ever since.  He also wanted to know if it was his "Share Day" (show & tell) because he wanted to show his whole class at pre-K.  Today is FINALLY the day he gets to take it to school to show everyone and he can't wait!


My daughter received this plushie bunny and she has been hugging & cuddling her every night on the couch and even takes her to bed, too.  The bunny had a flower pin on it, but my daughter's wearing that to school today.


And last but not least, some fabric.  The nude fabric is poppet skin!!  I've been wanting to make a poppet for ages, but I can't seem to find the skin (I've forgotten what it's called right now) locally, so Sharalee's generous gift will let me try my hand at poppet making - finally!  YAHOO!!
 

I might use the other fabric for a skirt or even a dress for my daughter, and then make a matching skirt or dress for her future poppet.  But first I have to learn HOW to make a poppet - so I'll be lurking on those threads throughout the holidays now!!

Anyway, thanks very much, Sharalee for the spoilage!!  I hope you like your parcel as much as we've enjoyed ours!!  Grin



Oops - there were also some poppet eyes, but I forgot to include those in the picture.
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9  Re: Journal Cover Swap--GALLERY!--Send Out Nov. 7 in The Swap Gallery by whats_her_name on: December 14, 2011 08:56:06 AM
I am so sorry to be posting so late.  Too much illness around here and it just got away from me.

I received from MelMakesPretty quite awhile ago now, and everything was just fabulous!!  First, the journal cover:

She decorated it for my wedding stationery business - so I can use it for taking notes when I'm doing my bridal consultations.

Next, she made a coordinating chequebook - so I have somewhere to put the cash/cheques that the brides give me when booking.


And then some awesome extras - first, these adorable owls from my pinterest - I just LOVE them and I'm going to hang them in the kids' playroom...


And finally some fabric that is just to die for - I really want to see if I can get my hands on some more of this stuff 'cuz I just LOVE it!!!


THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!!!
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10  Shawl for my mom in Knitting: Completed Projects by whats_her_name on: November 09, 2011 02:33:04 PM
I made this shawl for my mom using Bernat Matrix ladder yarn.  I bought the yarn years ago and it's been sitting in my stash.  My mom started talking about a shawl that she wanted me to make, and when I whipped this stuff out she loved it.

It's the kind of yarn that looks like a different color depending on what you wear it with, so it's very lovely. 

In terms of knitting, it took me longer than it should have.  I must have started the darn thing about a dozen times before I got used to working with the ladder yarn; I kept dropping stitches!  When I finally did get the hang of it, it turned out beautifully.  

The only thing I don't like is how the seam shows up so much in the photo - you really don't get your eye drawn to it in real life the way you do in the photo...  

Front view:



Back view:



Thanks for looking!  C&C welcome.
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