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11  Re: Happy Mail Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 10, 2016 11:30:51 AM
Awesome happy mail so far!  I love the variety of crafty doodads I'm seeing!

LimeRiot created the cutest bunch of crafty doodads for me Smiley  One of my themes for this swap was science, and boy did she deliver!

The envelope is a watercolor piece inspired by a microscopic picture of a plant cell.  I'm sad that I had to blur out the address bit for the gallery because her calligraphy is beautiful Sad



And inside, I found:

scientific quotes and sayings done beautifully in modern calligraphy...



a gravity testing kit that made me grin...so clever!



an assortment of petri dishes with bacteria colonies growing Grin



a sweet mini garland with science icons...



and finally, a collection of periodic elements (specifically chosen so that I can spell words with them)!




LimeRiot, I adore everything you crafted for me.  Your talent in illustration and watercolors is amazing.  Thanks so much for swapping with me!  Kiss
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12  Re: STS Winter Market 2016 gallery! in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 10, 2016 02:35:05 AM
two later, gator! alpaca silk cowls claimed by RaraAvis






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13  STS Winter Market 2016 - reserved for loves2experiment! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by loves2experiment on: September 06, 2016 08:17:16 PM
CLOSED!  


loves2experiment's  Swap Shop
All items (excluding supplies) are handcrafted by me in a non-smoking, pet-free household.





LEATHER SINGLE WRAP BRACELET #1  1 point
Made with jasper, crystal and glass beads.  Overall length is approximately 7.5".






LEATHER SINGLE WRAP BRACELET #2  1 point
Made with black baroque freshwater pearls.  Overall length is approximately 7.5".






HOPE MINI PILLOW  0.5 point  
Cross-stitched design.  Measures approximately 4" square.






LAVENDER SACHETS  1 point  sale!  0.5 point
Set of three sachets.  Each one is filled with pure dried lavender flower buds.






CHOCO BUNNY ZIPPERED POUCH  1.5 points  sale!  1 point
Approximately 8" by 4.5".  Cross-stitched on cotton fabric.






INDIGO PROJECT BAG  1.5 points  sale!  1 point
Cotton fabric exterior and interior.  Drawstring with cord lock.  H = 8.25" and W = 8.75".






PATCHWORK WRISTLET  1.5 points
Approximately 8" by 4.5" with a 1" base.  Has a interior pocket to hold cards.  Cotton fabrics.






CORALICIOUS DYED FIBER  1 point
Merino top (21.5 micron count) dyed by me!  Approximately 2 oz of fiber.






YARN DYEING EXPERIMENT #1  1.5 points  sale!  1 point
Approximately 100 g and 210 yards of hand dyed 100% wool yarn.






JEWEL TONES HANDSPUN  2 points  sale!  1.5 points
Fiber is hand dyed domestic wool.  Approximately 103 g / 3.6 oz.






25 "HANDMADE" WOOD CHARMS  0.5 point  
Each one measures approximately 1/2" by 3/4".





SIMPLICITY 3/4" BIAS TAPE TIP  0.5 point
Make 3/4" wide single fold bias tape with this tip (use with Simplicity's Bias Tape Maker).








claims from my shop:
send by sep 15
loves2experiment to RaraAvis - later, gator! #1 & #2 - (3)
send by sep 22
loves2experiment to artsycandice birdie pouch + 5 yards of "hand made" cotton ribbon - (2)
send by oct 6
loves2experiment to kwality570 - creating yourself bracelet + 5 yards handmade ribbon - (1)
send by oct 22
loves2experiment to sheepBlue - birdie project bag + handmade tags - (2)

claims i've made:
send by sep 17
audio to loves2experiment - bathing beauties atc set with atc album - (1)
send by sep 24
artsycandice to loves2experiment - american crow + hummingbird mini wooden plaques - (1)
Smeddley to loves2experiment - gamer lego minifig + 2 wooden spool thread bags - (1)
LeapFeetFirst to loves2experiment - oh yeah! yarn - (1)
send by sep 29
kwality570 to loves2experiment - book 1 - (1)
send by oct 8
kwality570 to loves2experiment - book 4 + kwality monster stickers set 1 - (1)
send by oct 13
underthemountain to loves2experiment - ceramic leaf pendant blue 3 - (1)
send by oct 25
guacaMolly to loves2experiment - leaf 1 & 2 + navy & bright blue floral button set - (1)


points
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current: 3
pending: 0
total: 3


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14  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: May 02, 2016 03:18:30 AM
Finally finished working on my personal prayer flag!  I had more fun crafting for my swap partner than I did for myself Roll Eyes

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15  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: April 22, 2016 08:49:00 PM
I received a beautiful prayer flag from the amazingly talented fatewineroses today! 
Her embroidery skill is impeccable.  I adore the chalkboard drawing style she chose for the front of my prayer flag. 



Yep, that was just the front...because she also embroidered a quote on the back of my two-sided prayer flag Shocked
The quote she chose is a perfect representation of the theme she selected from me. 



fatewineroses, thanks so much for making my first prayer flag swap a memorable one! Kiss
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16  Spam Musubi (non-edible) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by loves2experiment on: April 01, 2016 02:03:42 AM




While on vacation in Oahu last month, we noticed that spam musubi was available...everywhere.   
It consists of a slice of cooked spam on top a block of rice, bundled together with toasted seaweed.  Yummy!   
The above spam musubi is not meant for consumption.  It's actually a prototype of something I am planning to make for my friends...as a memento of our crazy holidays Wink
After some thought, I came up with spam musubi hot & cold therapy packs Grin  Quirky and functional.  And most importantly, easy to construct.  After the pattern pieces were created, I decided on anti-pill fleece fabric for the spam and rice component coverings.  The nori wrap is made with some black silky fabric I had in my stash.       





Deconstructed, we have the rice block (with flax seed pack insert), slice of spam (with cold pack insert), and toasted nori (with Velcro fasteners to hold everything together). 





Close-up of 'rice' cover and flax seed pack:





Close-up of 'spam' cover and cold pack:





And if you've never tried this flavor of spam, you should.  Just for bragging rights! Wink

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17  STS Spring Market 2016 - reserved for loves2experiment! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by loves2experiment on: March 23, 2016 12:26:38 PM
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L2E's Swap Shop
All items (excluding supplies) are handcrafted by me in a non-smoking, pet-free household.[/b





LEATHER SINGLE WRAP BRACELET  2 points
Made with jasper, crystal and glass beads.  Overall length is approximately 7.5".






LIFE IS ABOUT CREATING YOURSELF BRACELET  1 point
Made with glass beads and pewter colored findings.  Overall length is approximately 7.25".






CORALICIOUS DYED FIBER  1.5 points
Merino top (21.5 micron count) dyed by me!  Approximately 2 oz of fiber.






BIRDIE PROJECT BAG  1.5 points
Cotton fabric exterior and interior.  Drawstring with cord lock.  H = 8" and W = 8.5".






INDIGO PROJECT BAG  1.5 points
Cotton fabric exterior and interior.  Drawstring with cord lock.  H = 8.25" and W = 8.75".






BIRDIE POUCH  1.5 points
Design hand stitched on cotton fabric.  Drawstring closure.  Measures 8.25" by 9".






JEWEL TONES HANDSPUN  2 points
Fiber is hand dyed domestic wool.  Approximately 103 g / 3.6 oz.






5 YARDS OF "HAND MADE" COTTON RIBBON  0.5 point  2 sets available
15 mm size.  Seven different fonts.  I like to attach these as labels on my sewn and knitted items.








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current: 3
pending: 0
total: 3


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18  Re: STS Winter Market 2015 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: November 02, 2015 01:27:44 PM
thanks for the claims, alteredmommy Smiley



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19  Re: STS Winter Market 2015 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: October 22, 2015 12:34:01 AM
Smeddley, thank you for the claims Smiley



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20  Re: STS Winter Market 2015 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: October 09, 2015 03:11:38 AM
kayrun, thanks for the claim Smiley

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