I haven't had to post pics of my own sent swap items before, but my partner messaged Monday and said she'd received on Saturday, since pics haven't been posted I guess I should...(?) I didn't take any pictures showing the fully stuffed "jar" (a handmade bag) because I didn't think I'd need to have my own pics. I just took a few of the handcrafted items, which I'll post.
The "jar" (partner's likes include: lime green, black cats, faux bois) - the lime is not quite this bright, the 2nd photo is more accurate on color
Handmade stamps based on her Pinterest pins (fox, glasses):
W00T, I received an AMAZING Mug Rug from Linda (alwaysinmyroom) today!!! I don't know how she knew that I was hoping for a slightly larger mug rug (I kept thinking I needed a bit longer real estate to accommodate my snacks! Did I mention that in my Q? Hmmm I don't think so... She's PSYCHIC!). It is so perfect, in so many ways!
I mentioned that I really loved LesliesHappyHeart's style of happy colors and techniques, so Linda did an homage to Leslie, which I think is spot on!!
But, before I gush further, let me share... Ta da!!!
I love, love, love it! And oh my gosh, the sewing is so perfect... I am really jealous of Linda's amazing skills. I had NO idea that the two sides were made up of scrappy pieces until I read it in her accompanying card - the seams were so perfect and flat. I really love the spiral for where the mug goes too - I just love spiral designs in general, and the spiral thread is so perfect to mirror a round mug. Oh wait, the last pic was the "action" shot, let me show you!!
And the back is gorgeous too - I <3 the fabrics, and the designs showing through, it is totally two-sided!
I particularly love the tiny teacups stamped throughout - it makes it so perfect for afternoon tea It's a bit late in the evening, but I see I have some delicious Meyer Lemon tea that is caffeine free (YUM!)... Off for a relaxing sip, and maybe if I'm super careful I will set my mug down!!
Thank you so much, Linda - my new mug rug is awesome.
P.S. I am going to have to hit you up for some sewing tips. I mean, look at those perfect bindings. Seriously!!!! No, seriously!!!!!
I love, love, love the monsters so far! I really want one of each. Hmmm.. We may need more rounds !
I wanted to introduce my little guy, who arrived just yesterday from all the way across the pond! I haven't settled on a name yet. Squinky? What do you think?
He looked a bit bashful to be caught on camera - I think he's not used to being in the light:
He agreed to let me get one more with some postage stamps for scale, so that you'd be able to see how tiny he is:
Maria was inspired by my Pinterest board of monsters (oh, I need to go add several of ours!!), and was so kind as to grant my life-long wish to have my very own amigurumi!
Thank you so much, Maria! Your monster is ready to prowl his way to you, but I missed catching the post office while they were open today, and I have to drop off to a person, with the customs form. He will be on his way on Monday, assuming I can find a post office near my office in TX, where I'm traveling to for work on Monday morning! He should have a fun ride with me in my suitcase on the flights from VA to TX and then over to the UK.
Hi everyone! I am loving the spring-y aspects of all of the flags so far - I think we are all ready for the weather to warm up so that we can get back outside!!
I got back from my conference to a package awaiting me from Abbeeroad - it is another amazing flag!! She picked a great quote from my list - "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live" - Albus Dumbledore (technically it is J.K. Rowling; it's from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - but I listed it as Dumbledore because to me it is *his* quote!).
I love the spiral beads - I can't believe how detailed and perfect they are - look at the variety and pattern!!! They add an incredible depth. I love the star details everywhere - they make my heart so happy (stars are a favorite!).
Wow! I always forget to look for the gallery at first - what gorgeous flags!!!
I lucked out and got one of mine today (from blupaisan), just before I left town to go to a conference. It is so gorgeous and perfect for me in every possible way. I really love the natural elements, as well as the color!
I'm sorry these pics aren't the best... took them in a hurry just before heading out the door... I didn't want to hold up on sharing until I got back to town to get some better shots (Meg if you have some feel free to post!).
I tried to get a shot showing the 3-d elements (there are natural pieces at the top, middle and bottom) - I really like the way that the daisy looks like a rising sun, too!
My phone is not cooperating - hopefully the pics don't show up sideways. I couldn't get the pic of the bottom part to upload.
Ah! And it came packed in the cutest Disney princess folder!!
Meg (blupaisan), thank you so much; I really love this flag!
Wow! Those cards are amazing! The artistry of this group puts me to shame.
Well, unfortunately one of my claim partners has gone MIA (hasn't posted picture or sent notice of receipt / hasn't posted on Feb ATC forums since 02/07 / hasn't replied to PM I sent 3/3), and I guess she hasn't received the card I sent so I will go ahead and post a pic here, and will be sending another per Jillybeans' instruction on how to resolve my open claim. I guess I'll be paying the upcharge for a DC this time...