I think jnaos has been super busy with life and swap stuff, so I'll go ahead and post pics of the stuff she received from me on Tuesday. Jena, feel free to post any you take, because I used my husband's leg as a background for most of these before boxing them up and shipping them out as soon as I got back to my desk from lunch with him!
Here is the "book" bag I made. First bag I've ever made, and pretty much the first thing I've used my sewing machine for, so I was clueless about a lot and had to cheat a few times (thank goodness for hem tape). There's some gold thread that runs through the fabric that didn't really show up. It's box bottom, and reinforced with canvas to make it more sturdy for books.
Jnaos said she really liked the book Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George, so I made an anklet with a pic of the book varnished on the silver tab. The other silver tabs have gold glitter varnished on them. These actually used to have other pics on them because I got them from a crappy piece of walmart jewelry where these were the only decent beads, and I varnished on Hershey kisses wrappers to make them silvery.
This stenciled librarian was originally supposed to be fully beaded and go on the bag, but when she started looking demonic I tried to make her into a snap pouch instead, but the fabric really did not cooperate. I had such high hopes for her...sigh
Jnaos also said that she liked all fairy tales, so I made a two-sided fairy tale bookmark. A very old book from Halfprice had to die to make this, but I'll be using all the rest of the pics from it for other things as well.
Little Red Riding Hood ended up looking like she was in some sort of "magical" dreamland due to the mushroom at her feet...heh... She has red glitter on her hood and shoes.
I made a set of reading greeting cards. Made from nice textured papers, which you can't see from the photos. The dark colored one have paper designs pasted inside so you can write with regular pens.
I read somewhere on Crafster that she liked Shel Silverstein's ABC book for adults, so I made a few cards with pics from those as well. Again the dark ones have paper inside to write a greeting on. Jnaos said she will frame the Fireman one for her husband's desk. heh
I did D, K, E, and R, and you can view the pics with words you can actually read here (don't be thrown by the playboy part - nothing super dirty or anything. http://www.banned-width.com/shel/works/playboy/abz/abz.html
And lastly, some goodies I threw in because I was a few days late sending.