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221  Re: AUSSIE/ NZ XMAS CARD WITH small suprise SWAP gallery in The Swap Gallery by cyndiq on: December 19, 2005 04:24:53 AM
wow lovely work ralph, ilike all of it. you and me both like beading i see. I love seeing what others make.
i so love the card too. you have done a lot of work on them.
That notebook is lovely, i like those colours.

hey thats ok ellipse and twelvety, it is a busy time of the year, just hope we all get them by new years. the post is slow.

I recieved today my 3rd swap.....this one from jane feebles. Thankyou, i especially love the crochet hook and pouch.


from jehnaier the notebook i recieved will post card later missing in action! my crafty mess has to be sorted out and put away.

thankyou all verymuch, lovely gifts. cyndiq.



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222  Re: TUTORIAL: Make a Lined Zippered Pouch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by cyndiq on: December 17, 2005 08:25:56 AM
This is my first post. I am so glad I found this site and this great tutorial. Here are some pouches I made. I don't think I have the zipper part down completely. I am not happy with the way the top looks at the ends of the zipper. One side is always kind of rounded. Any tips would be appreciated.

I use a wooden tool and run it along the seams and push out all the corners. just ensure that the seams are facing the lining when you sew around the whole piece. than use the tool to poke out the corners.
So here are  some of my pouches i have given away this xmas....








the last one was for my one tiny thing swap, about 4 inches. fleur de lys design. fancy zipper pull i beaded myself.
cheers cyndiq

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223  Re: AUSSIE/ NZ XMAS CARD WITH small suprise SWAP gallery in The Swap Gallery by cyndiq on: December 17, 2005 03:05:07 AM
Hi everyone i recieved another package today. but i lost the pic of jehnaiers, thought i had downloaded onto pc, so will take it again.
Today....i got home from shopping to a wonderful suprise (the whole family loves suprises and were all waiting for me to open it)

From ralph i got this lovely necklace, i give so much jewellery away to friends and to sell,  i rarely keep for myself so it was a wonderful gift, i put it on straight away and wore it to a xmas party. It was in a lovely decoupage gift box. She also sent a recycled teabag bookmark, very different. i dont drink tea so something different i wouldnt have thought to make! I must get into some reycled stuff one of thes days! i do love to save stuff for the kindy collages etc.

close up of necklace

Thankyou Ralph,  i really liked your suprises and that card is gorgeous, i had admired some made with sewing on fabric and beads and ribbon, but never tried it yet, so i loved getting it and appreciate all the work. it is going into my keepsake box after xmas is finished, i love to save cards. sorry the pic is not so good, it is a lovely card. please post better pics if you have them.

Well I got mine posted so I hope they all get there safely.
This is fun and it has certainly brought a festive feel to xmas.
cheers cyndiq
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224  Re: Australia / New Zealand Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by cyndiq on: November 01, 2005 10:57:37 PM
finally the 3rd suprise was a lace bookmark i made on my embroidery machine. it is freestanding lace.
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225  Re: Australia / New Zealand Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by cyndiq on: November 01, 2005 10:49:27 PM
ok here is the inside pockets and label

special label hope she liked it

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226  Re: Australia / New Zealand Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by cyndiq on: November 01, 2005 10:44:53 PM
hi everyone, Caylie got her parcel today, super fast post!
I made her this bag. (my first attempt at shabbychic, bear with me lol), I sort of went overboard on the bag, quilted, embroidered etc.
A soft green and dainty pink and gold floral. Caylie likes green and pink and naturals so i hope these were sort of right and shabbychic enough.
The bag:
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Inside I put a special label, made lots of pockets (6).
2 of the suprises - a phone case and eyeglass case with her name. I used faux pink suede

 ok got soem other pics just will upload.
cheers cyndi
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227  twisted floating necklace and matching floating earings+ semi tutorial in thread in Beads: Completed Projects by cyndiq on: September 01, 2005 01:18:20 PM
hi everyone thanks for looking love some feed back. This was my birthday gift to my aunty this week, matched the bracelet in my other post this week.







cyndi
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228  triple memory wire gem chip bracelets in Beads: Completed Projects by cyndiq on: September 01, 2005 06:06:46 AM
Hi everyone
I made these memory wire bracelets this week




I love this style and keep making them for family and friends birthdays. They all love them.
What do you think?
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229  crystal and purple catseye bead double dangly earing in Beads: Completed Projects by cyndiq on: August 11, 2005 07:39:58 AM
Hi everyone, today i made these earings. Love some feedbackI love purple so thats why i chose the beads and crystals go with everything. sterling silver hooks.

 


Thanks for looking.............. Roll Eyes ShockedCyndi
 

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230  troll doll placemat bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by cyndiq on: August 11, 2005 07:02:30 AM
 GrinHi everyone, i made this bag from a placemat, embroidered the troll dolls on either side for my MIL who collects them since her kids give them to her! lol and now the grandkids!



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The placemat was really a bit big so cut it down and made the straps etc from the sides. It was  pretty thick to sew and  I had to watch it sewing in the handles. I forgot pockets and have yet to add the button to close but will do so tomorrow and post.

Comments please, cheers cyndi
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