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1  Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Rnd 7 (S/U CLOSED; S/O Sept. 17 or 21) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Sylvan on: September 30, 2015 08:22:29 PM


My presents laid out under the looming halloweenmas tree. Smiley


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2  Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Sylvan on: September 27, 2015 12:36:55 PM

The Halloweenmas tree, with presents all laid out. Smiley

Day 13


I am so excited to open this first package!



Ooo! Trick or treat bag!



TREATS!!!!!

I can't get Dots like this up here easily. They only come in ultra small boxes as part of a mix of Halloween candy.


Day 12



My beloved convinced me to get out of bed by reminding me that I can open a present.



It worked, though I had to pause to admire the box.



And I found ornaments for my Halloweenmas tree!



I put them on my tree straight away. Smiley I am over the moon in love with them. The little skull is in the right position to stare at me while I sit on the couch, and it looks so uncertain that I want to cuddle it. Smiley

Day 11

I've fallen behind with posting pictures. Work has been nuts.



Alchamy made me these awesome etched glasses.



I adore the little witch. It's really well done.

Day 10


Socks!! Hooray! And I love Nightmare Before Christmas. Smiley



Even the dice she sent are NBC themed. They're Ooogie Boogie dice that her husband 3D printed and painted. I am adding them to my role playing dice bag. Wink

Day 9



One of my big wishes was for a tree skirt for my Halloweenmas tree.

I audibly squeed when I spread out the fabric. I was talking to Tall Dark and Bearded as I opened it, "Hm, its fabric. All folded up, maybe it's an apron?" *finish unfolding* "gasp! Squeeeee!"

"What is it?"

"Squeeeeeeeeee!"



This is the awesome fabric she chose.



And here is the tree with the presents back on top of the tree skirt. Cheesy

You may notice that there is a box of Dots missing. I devoured it the first day and I'm rationing the second box. >_>
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3  Re: OWS Round 113, 114 & 115 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by Sylvan on: July 19, 2015 06:42:36 PM
So flygirl88 and I live in the same city.  We decided to meet for coffee and delivery of crafty claim.

Oh my goodness, she is an amazing lady and you should all be jealous that I got to chat with her. Wink

She made me a skillet handle cover so I can cook at camp with less worry over burns.



It's got silicone inside!



And she also made me shwack of grandma cards. I'm going to give these to my grandma. She sends out more than 25 birthday and anniversary cards a year, and she buys them all at Hallmark. Sad
But I know that she is going to love these.









Thanks again, flygirl!! This was amazing and I am so excited by your craftiness. Smiley



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4  Re: Welcome To Night Vale Swap in The Swap Gallery by Sylvan on: June 03, 2015 07:53:09 PM
My partner was the lovely lolaforpresident



First thing I pulled out of the box was this marvellously fluffy item. I quickly realized it was the Glow Cloud and ran to show it to Tall Dark and Bearded. He looked at it and asked "it's a cloud? Sooo I'm guessing you'd like me to pick up some fishing line so you can string it up?" Such a smart man!



ALL HAIL! ALL HAIL!!



Then, safely tucked into an Altoid tin were my very own Girl Scout patches!! I'm ridiculously excited about this because I'm a Girl Guide leader. I'm making myself two separate camp blankets, one with Girl Guide patches and one with ones that I wouldn't want someone else's kids asking me about. These are going to go on the latter. Cheesy

Thanks Lola, I absolutely love my parcel!! Cheesy



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5  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Rd. 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Sylvan on: December 22, 2014 07:21:02 PM
Alright, I received a fabulous package from Renstar!



I really like what she did with this, I had put some of my favourite colours/themes as "manly woodsy". My Tall, Dark and Bearded likes it too! I like that it's a simple design with multiple elements to it.



Another idea based off colour preferences, I listed one colour as "Look At Me Red, sometimes called Harlot Red". She took it and ran with it!! I'm going to sew this to some matboard and frame it. I might put it near my bedroom mirror, which I etched with "never merely pretty"



Renstar found this in my Pinterest. It's a hot water bottle cover! And it looks almost exactly like my pin, it's incredible.

Of course the first thing I thought when I saw it was "Oh dear, am I going to be able to get a hot water bottle in there?" But the neck and body stretch quite a bit! I've tucked it into my linen cupboard with the hot water bottle for when it will be needed this winter. Smiley



Here is a closeup of the owl, the stitching int he other picture doesn't do the texture justice. In person, it just leaps out to the eye.



This is a bad picture... But these are two pairs of yoga socks that Renstar was able to stash bust while she made them. They have a hole for the toes and one for the heels so that a person can grip their yoga mat. Maybe in the new year I'll get back into it, I really enjoyed it while I was doing yoga. Except for the "clear your mind" bit. That's impossible.

But back to the socks! They're nice and warm, I can't wait to use them for their intended purpose.



She sent me chocolate! I'm saving it for Christmas morning. Smiley



One picture for two items. She sewed a bag and an apron from the same Marvel themed fabric. The apron refused to photograph nicely. I'm dubbing the bag as my new library bag, while the apron has been hung in the kitchen. I may lose apron rights if Tall, Dark and Bearded has his way...



These are a set of handwarmers. They're adorable and I love them.

She also sent a Superman Lego flashlight/keychain, but I seem to have put it in a "safe place" when my mum visited with her dog. He likes to chew on plastic, so I moved it away from the stocking... I'll post a picture when I figure out which safe place it's in.

Another item with no photos was something she sent by special request. Renstar lives in England, and my boyfriend's father is from Wales. They both love a particular cookie from Marks and Spencers that they can't get here. They wolfed down both sleeves before I thought to get my camera. Tall, Dark, and Bearded refers to them as a "taste of my childhood", and his dad, being Welsh and not very smiley, had the biggest grin from ear to ear.

Thank you so much, Renstar!! I really enjoyed swapping with you and I will think of you every time I use these presents!



My mum brought the Baby's First Christmas stocking so I could show you all. So not me...

So thank you to Renstar and Summer6061, who have given me two fabulous stockings that are so totally me in different ways, which means that I will never have to use the Baby's First Christmas stocking ever again. Cheesy
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6  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Rd. 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Sylvan on: December 09, 2014 07:47:21 PM
Ha! People left my house early so I'm posting pictures now. Smiley

Summer got right inside my head. She must have. That's the only way I can describe how awesome her taste is.




Summer made me a TARDIS stocking! I laughed out loud for a reason that you all will understand in a couple days. I really like the applique she did, and the inside is all sparkly and looks spacey. It's a really cool looking stocking!




Inside I found a really cute ornament with my initial on it. I gave it a primo location on my tree at my eye level. Wink

Tall, Dark and Bearded thinks it's "super adorable"



I also found two altered tea towels. The fabric she chose is really funky.



Here's a close up of the fabric she added. At first glance I thought it was ribbon, but this fabric is even better!



She also included a Harry Potter mug. I think it's baked Sharpie ink? As well as two flavoured coffees. I'm saving these for Christmas morning. Smiley



Here's the other side. I am not this kind of artistic, so I am wowed by the patience and skill it would take (compared to me) to complete something like this.



No stocking is complete without socks. I swear, now that I'm an "adult" I look forward most to socks in my stocking. "Sweet! I don't have to buy socks!"

Also, a pair of nice, warm gloves. I'm sticking these in my coat pocket first thing tomorrow. Though apparently we will reach +7C this week... in December!! Unheard of!



She also sent a couple packages of lime flavoured peanuts. I'm going to try these for a snack at work this week. I might have to save a pack for my dad. He loooooves nuts.

Hidden in the bottom of the box was a Doctor Who comic book! So cool.



Summer also made a tree of life necklace. I like this, it's not too clunky, but will still be quite eye catching. I even have a pair of earrings I'd like to pair this with. (see! she's in my head!)



I now have a buttload of tags. I must admit, right after I took the pictures, I squirrelled these away in my gift wrap holder so that I don't lose them. I still have some gifts to wrap, so I want to make sure I've put them where I'll be able to find and use them before next year! Smiley

Have some close ups. They are so adorable!! I love that the gingerbread men are unique, and I love that I could use each set for different types of people.








Tall Dark and Bearded refers to this as "The Book of Terrible Things"



I, however, am over the moon to have my own Spoilers book. Smiley I love the detail that went into this.



Inside, she added a new inside thingy... with Gallifreyan writing background!



Of course, I don't read Gallifreyan. So I'm going to have to decipher this sometime this weekend.



Summer sent me a message partway through the crafting period asking if the fact that I'd been run over by a cyclist was something I would later laugh about.
I told her that I was already laughing about it. When something so unlikely happens, what can you do but laugh?

She has immortalised my incident in a tasteful way. I will admit that I was worried that I would get a watercolour or something displaying my misfortune, but this t-shirt means that if someone asks about it, I can say "Do I have a story for you!"

Thank you so much, Summer! I love it all and hope that you enjoy your stocking!
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7  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107, 108, & 109 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by Sylvan on: November 11, 2014 11:21:44 AM
I'm waaaayyyy behind! My sincere apologies!

I received this earbud holder from Frosty772. I'm planning to put it in my dad's stocking at Christmas. Smiley



Thanks Frosty! I'm sure he will love it!

I also received a package from Watson, she claimed me for some coffee cozies and some vinyl cutouts



And she made them reversible!



I can't decide which sides I like better. :p

She also claimed me for some vinyl cutouts, so that I can give everyone in my family a piece of the lake.



So here is one of them on an ornament. I haven't figured out how I'm going to keep the sand from spilling out, but man does this look gorgeous even on its own!



She gave me a few extra for oopses, for which I am grateful! I'm going to have a bit of a job getting these done.

thank you, Watson!!

Thanks, both of you! I really appreciate these packages. Smiley
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8  Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - SIGNUP October, 2014 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Sylvan on: October 19, 2014 04:18:54 PM
I claim sonjaboo for the jolee's embellishments, fabric 9 and two other fabrics, but I can't load the first picture so I will PM later

Claims allowed- 2
Total - 2
In transit - 1

Clarification added. If there is a 1 in front of the letter it is for one claim, if there is a 4 in front of the letter it is for a 1/4 claim.

Pick one



1A - Stampin' Up!
Good for recipe cards or tags on food gifts. Barely used, bought it when I thought I would be more domestic. :p



1B - Stampin' Up!
Are you a Tupperware consultant? This would be perfect for you to put on your order sheets and thank you notes!



1C - Two packs of letter coins. Officially for mosaics and stepping stones, but I'm sure they could be repurposed. (Both for one claim)



1D  - Adhesive wall lettering. Brand new in package.



1E - Christmas ribbon 2 and 3 inches wide. Most of both rolls. (Both for one claim)



1F - A whole whack of stickers. Lot for one claim.



1G - Misc stamps. Lot for one claim

Pick 4


4C - 24 cute things on mini clothespins. Lot for 1/4 claim



4E - Light switch plates. Box of 8(I think)


4F - Simplicity 5301



4G - Simplicity 4084



FROM TOP LEFT CLOCKWISE.... 4H 4I 4J 4K 4L 4M
Vintage patterns. I don't know where on earth I got these from. Specify which ones you'd like.
4J CLAIMED

Thanks!!

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9  Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - SIGNUP October, 2014 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Sylvan on: October 18, 2014 12:37:50 PM
I claim gavagai for the make do and mend pouch.

Claims allowed- 2
Total - 1

Clarification added. If there is a 1 in front of the letter it is for one claim, if there is a 4 in front of the letter it is for a 1/4 claim.

Pick one



1A - Stampin' Up!
Good for recipe cards or tags on food gifts. Barely used, bought it when I thought I would be more domestic. :p



1B - Stampin' Up!
Are you a Tupperware consultant? This would be perfect for you to put on your order sheets and thank you notes!



1C - Two packs of letter coins. Officially for mosaics and stepping stones, but I'm sure they could be repurposed. (Both for one claim)



1D  - Adhesive wall lettering. Brand new in package.



1E - Christmas ribbon 2 and 3 inches wide. Most of both rolls. (Both for one claim)



1F - A whole whack of stickers. Lot for one claim.



1G - Misc stamps. Lot for one claim

Pick 4


4A - Dk blue cotton yarn. Lot for 1/4 claim


4B - T-shirt yarn. both for 1/4 claim


4C - 24 cute things on mini clothespins. Lot for 1/4 claim


4D - Pretty paper, maybe 6x6. Lot for 1/4 claim



4E - Light switch plates. Box of 8(I think)


4F - Simplicity 5301



4G - Simplicity 4084



FROM TOP LEFT CLOCKWISE.... 4H 4I 4J 4K 4L 4M
Vintage patterns. I don't know where on earth I got these from. Specify which ones you'd like.

Thanks!!


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10  Re: Movie/TV Show Swap round 2 gallery in The Swap Gallery by Sylvan on: September 26, 2014 06:20:46 PM
I received a really cool package from Ryn today!



Ryn made a really cool image of Loki's helmet out of buttons.
Now I have to admit, I first looked at this upside down and was terribly confused for a moment. Then the penny dropped and I was all "Ohhhhh I get it! That's pretty funky!"
I'm going to find a frame for it. Smiley


I love Firefly. Love love love it.
This is some Inarra style jewelry because that woman has good taste! I'm going to wear this often.


Close up of my cleavage.. Errrr... I mean the necklace.



Three necklace pendants! So cute. Smiley
The dinosaurs are from Wash's "this land" scene in the first episode of Firefly, and the Iocaine powder from the Princess Bride.
I was setting them up for a picture and giggled when I realized that they're both from battles to the death. :p



I think I audibly squeed over this itty bitty  canvas. I LOVE this image from Heroes. It's going on my wall first thing tomorrow when I find my hanging hardware.

Thank you so much, Ryn! I'm really happy to have swapped with you! I love the package you sent. Smiley


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