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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Journaling Prompts swap (sign up until 31st Dec, send outs Jan 16th 2013) on: January 01, 2013 09:44:06 AM
Bah! I waffled too long and missed the deadline--I can't wait to check out the gallery and see what you all come up with!
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Downton Abbey Swap (Signups 3/12-3/31; send by 4/30) on: March 13, 2012 05:36:26 PM
I'm planning on signing up for this; I need to set aside time to work on my questionnaire.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Steampunk for the Home Swap Gallery on: March 09, 2012 10:22:09 AM

And even more goodness, cookie cutters! She bought the key, then taught herself how to do this, and made the rest! I see a lovely steampunk tea party in my future. And I'll be tracing around them for crafty projects, too.

I'm planning a steampunk tea party for early this summer, and I am definitely making myself a set of those--my favorite is the dirigible!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Steampunk for the Home Swap Gallery on: March 06, 2012 09:39:42 AM
I received an AWESOME package from bookstorebabe yesterday.

It came in a big box and was very carefully wrapped...




The whole lot together:

(Please excuse the surrounding mess!)

A very pretty piece to hang on my wall:


Going along with the naturalist tendencies of the Victorians, which I love.  She made a reusable planner cover and a little box.  I don't think the picture does it justice, but the box is this gorgeous purpley-gold color.  Just the right size to hold some of my jewelry!


Next, bookstorebabe took a spice rack, painted parts of it copper and green and modified the bottles, filling them with sewing notions and office supplies, which I think is a really clever way of storing things! 


A close-up of some of the bottles...


And finally, the pièce de résistance: An emergency gun to ward off airship pirates!


Thanks so much, bookstorebabe!  I love it all, now I only hope you like your package, too!
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Butter Making on: March 04, 2012 06:09:07 PM
I've never made it myself, but a local store around me makes herb butters and then, I assume, pipes them into little disks that are frozen and sold in a little tub, so one can take out a tablespoon at a time as needed. 
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Downton Abbey Swap? on: March 04, 2012 03:33:16 PM
I love the show and the time period.  Depending on the size and time frame of the swap, I'd be interested!
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Steampunk for the Home Swap - Sign ups: Closed, Send outs: 3/2/12 on: March 03, 2012 08:55:24 PM
Finished everything! Now I've just got to take pictures, wrap it and send it; then the long wait until bookstorebabe receives!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fascinator/Hair Accessory Swap on: March 03, 2012 12:39:07 PM
Sounds awesome! I'm pretty good at following tutorials and riffing on them!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fascinator/Hair Accessory Swap on: March 02, 2012 07:42:25 AM
Depending on how big and if I think I can figure out how to make something, I'd totally be in for this!  I've got a steampunk tea party coming up in the spring, and I have zero costume elements figured out.
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: coaster swap?! aka mini mug rug? on: March 02, 2012 07:38:46 AM
Okay, I just looked at the gallery for the previous swap, and I'm so impressed!  This seems like it would be a great swap!
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