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1  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17 Gallery (SO 2/23/2015) in The Swap Gallery by smileyyogini on: March 14, 2015 11:32:31 PM
I received from Daphadilly!!! I am so excited!

It was huge!! 

I began to unravel. Beautiful worsted weight wool in a teal color. Then I found super bulky green yarn!!

She made me slippers!!

And she made me a bracelet! We love friendship bracelets!

And she sent me a boho bandeau!! I love it and the colors

And an awesome card game. My family had the best time playing.

My pattern!! And 2 of the three beautiful hanks of gypsy red sock yarn. Knit picks Stroll Tonal. I get to make my first sweater!!!

SO beautiful!!

amazing extras!!

she sent adorable air freshers, she made lotion bars that I looove, she sent lip gloss and shimmer, A cute zombie toy, she sent me this cool car coaster. My car thanks you!

she made me  a pretty yellow doily and sent cute matches, a wonderful little ring bowl that I love, silk sari yarn (yay!!), and washi tape.

I had so much fun unwrapping. Thank you Cheesy
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2  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17 Gallery (SO 2/23/2015) in The Swap Gallery by smileyyogini on: February 19, 2015 04:56:51 PM
I received!! Thank you so much ladybugsandbumblebees! Amazing yarn ball. You worked really really hard. Thank you so much Smiley

She crocheted me this beautiful bag and sent a wonderful jar of buttons!

She sent me an amazing crochet assortment. I live for the hook so this works for me. There is a sachet, a dishcloth, a soap saver, a mugrug lined with beautiful batik fabrik that is so prettily embroidered with circles, a lined wristlet, a cozy for my button jar...ane her word, not mine...a water bottle thingy. I love it! It has little bells on the draw string. I think Im going to keep it in my car for change. I can hang it from a nob. Yarn in cars makes me happy Cheesy

She sent lotion bars!! My hands in this texas weather thank you. She made me a cozy for my lip balm (again...texas weather...thank you)... a beautiful ring! Some awesome personalized tags for my wool items and two beautiful stitch markers.

She really spoiled me. More and more stuff just kept coming out of this yarn ball. A little sock change purse (adorable!), a wooden shawl pin, A birthday bookmark, handstamped fabric, a key fob with wrist strap, coffee and cocoa and mints. Yum!

YARN! Its sock weight Cobasi Multi by Hikoo. Cotton, bamboo, Nylon and Silk. Its so soft and wonderful. I love the bright happy colors and cannot wait to see how they puddle together. Smiley

OH! And my wonderful crocheted cuffs. I was wearing them and forgot to put them in the pics.

Thanks again. I just love it!
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3  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17 (SO 2/23/2015) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by smileyyogini on: February 19, 2015 12:58:23 PM
I received from Ladybugsandbumblebees! I will be a bit unwrapping.

Its sockweight so I know better than to put it in a ball. I am taking it straight from the ball to the winder so its a couple of yards at a time.

But it looks SO pretty!!!

*grabs coffee and settles in*

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4  Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17 Gallery (SO 2/23/2015) in The Swap Gallery by smileyyogini on: February 13, 2015 09:47:15 PM



smileyyogini <---> DaphadillyArt
loudxmouse <----> Jellybean89
alexus1325 <---> Glamis
pkwj <----> stillatthetop
Ladybugsandbumblebees <--->smileyyogini

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5  Re: Box of Color Round Two in The Swap Gallery by smileyyogini on: February 10, 2015 08:52:53 PM
Hello! I received my wonderful box of purple from happylilclam today. Its awesome! Thanks so much.

Yarn! I love it. So soft!! And grapey gum that my boys have already broken into.

A beautiful scarf with a charm

She made a beautiful hand painted silk scarf. I love polka dots and the color is amazing.

She made me a pretty bowl to hold my jewelry. Its glittery swirled clay. So pretty. And a purple beaded bracelet to go in it.

She painted a huge beautiful, purple framed watercolor unicorn. Its just gorgeous! Thank you so much!!

Thank you all for a great swap!
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6  Re: Fill a "Coffee" Mug Swap - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by smileyyogini on: February 04, 2015 09:10:27 AM
I received from Serahelise!! Thank you so much, what an awesome package.

She sent me a package with the theme "Morning Meditation" Smiley

She crocheted me a beautiful bunting and sent lots of candy (some has disappeared...guilty!)
She sewed this GORGEOUS mugrug and its extra large just like I like it. And it has a gorgeous lotus applique'd on the front and a tiny om symbol <3

She made me a lovely "protect my hand from heat" cozy. I love the colors, too! Mint and purple <3

I got an adorable teabag cozy for my purse in soft, rainbowy yarn and a cute lotus button on the front.

She sent extras! Butterfly paper, coffee flavored candy, honey suckers (which are delish and last forever and ever...I shared it with my son) and some amazing chai tea <3

Thank you SO much for an awesome swap Smiley

Heres pics!

And, of course....my mug? Yay M! Cheesy

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7  Re: Fill a "Coffee" Mug Swap - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by smileyyogini on: February 02, 2015 11:37:04 AM
OMG! It arrived already Cheesy I love priority flatrate. Its so fast!!

Here is a close up of the front of the mugrug with the stitching. It was my first attempt at scribbly freehand (thats not a technical term LOL) with my sewing machine.

And here is the back. She said she like swedish style and animals and orange...so I looked long and hard for this fabric. Smiley

here is a close up of the hoop art. I made the steam rising up from the coffee and used a bold flower for the decoration because she likes vintage mugs.

And this is the mug I crocheted. Its a crochet hook organizer. I love mine so I tried to replicate it in "coffee mug" form. Smiley I hope your little one enjoys!!

It was a really fun package to craft.
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8  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 13 GALLERY - Animals or Birds in The Swap Gallery by smileyyogini on: January 30, 2015 02:58:36 PM
Rockingbear! that is amazing. I like that you covered the hoop up all the way. I have never seen that. Did you put batting underneath...it looks so soft and pretty.

I received today!!! (I also sent and will send tracking asap. Its in my bag...I sent three swaps at once)

But look! My unicorn <3

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9  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17 (SO 2/23/2015) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by smileyyogini on: January 20, 2015 08:28:01 AM
No...it was hard for me to wait as long as I did to give partners! But I am glad I did. We had new people join us last night Smiley

Dont forget to post here at least once a week.

So...lets all post a pic of something yarny we have made or a recently finished item!

Here is my little guy in a pokemon hat I made him. I made it a bit ago but he wore it to school today so it is fresh in my mind.

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10  Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17 (SO 2/23/2015) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by smileyyogini on: January 09, 2015 09:55:18 AM

Gallery : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438101.0

Swap name: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Swap Round 17
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SmileyYogini
Sign-up date range: January 9, 2015 January 19, 2015
Date to send item by: February 23, 2015

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Participants meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

-You MUST contact your partner at least once a week. If you have not talked to your partner for 7 days and there was no communication about this before-hand you must let me know.

No flaking, please. It just ruins the fun. If you get an inkling that you won't be able to send then just let me know and I will make sure your partner is taken good care of. Smiley


Previous Galleries:

Tutorial for making a Magic Yarn Ball:

Some samples I found on Pinterest

A great description of a Magic Yarn Ball:


You will send your partner a project kit consisting of a one (or more) skein pattern and yarn of corresponding weight/length for the pattern. The really fun part is that you will first make the yarn into a "magic yarn ball."  This means that you re-wind the yarn yourself, hiding little trinkets and treats inside the yarn as you go.  Some ideas already suggested include tiny toys, candy, crafting supplies, jewelry, etc.

Since we're all crafty people, it goes without saying that we should craft some of the treats ourselves. You will be required to have 15-20 things in the yarn ball and at least 4-5 of them should be small crafts made by you. If you are sending more than one skein, you are only required to send one MYB.  The additional skein(s) can be sent as is.

Also, while I know not everyone can afford it, if its only one skein, try to get the nicest yarn you can afford. Im not saying go buy a forty dollar ball of cashmere yarn but try to get something youd be excited to receive. I will try to group partners by interests, as well as how much they're able to spend on the yarn.  

When you sign up, let your partner know if you already know what you want the yarn for ("I would like yarn so I can make the MagKnits Sophie Bag"); or, if you have a general idea ("I would like yarn and a pattern for a felt handbag"); or, if you just want a surprise pattern. If you have more than one idea for a pattern, feel free to give your partner a choice of patterns (or books) to choose from.  
*PLEASE do not ask your partner for a photocopied pattern from a book. This is against copyright laws.*


Name of swap:   Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Do you have access to a camera and are able to post pictures to the gallery?
If not, please ask your partner to take pictures before sending and post them for you.
Do you have any allergies that would affect this swap (pet, smoke, wool, angora, cashmere, etc.)?
Do you have any allergens in your house (pet, smoke, etc.)?
Do you knit, crochet or both?
If both, would you prefer a knit or crochet pattern?
How would you rate your skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc.)?
Are there any stitches/techniques you like best or want to experiment with?
Would you prefer a one-skein project, or multiple skeins?  
If multiple, please indicate how many?  Up to 2? or 3?
Are you willing to send more than one skein of yarn? Up to 2? or 3?
What pattern/project would you like, or would you prefer a surprise?
Any patterns/projects you would NOT like to receive?
Which kinds of yarn would you like to receive (texture, weight, fiber, etc.)?
Any type of yarn you would NOT like to receive?
Are there any colors that you would like to receive?
Any colors you definitely would NOT like to receive?
How much would you be willing to spend total on yarn? 10? 20? 30+?
Would you like to swap handspun yarn with your partner?

Items you could craft for the ball:
Items you would like to get in your ball:
Items you would NOT like to see in your ball:
Do you have a pinterest?
Are you a member of Ravelry?
Do you have a blog?
Anything else your partner should know?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.




smileyyogini <---> DaphadillyArt
loudxmouse <----> Jellybean89
alexus1325 <---> Glamis
pkwj <----> stillatthetop
Ladybugsandbumblebees <--->smileyyogini
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