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451  Re: Fill-a-Matchbox SUPPLY Swap R1 (Send Feb 28) in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: March 27, 2007 01:52:35 PM
Today, I got a second box from Alana1223! It turns out that the one that I posted earlier, which I thought was the second box she sent, was actually the first box she sent. I was so excited, I never even looked at the postmark (3 weeks to get here- straight up the east coast!).

And, the second box is just as awesome as the first one was!

Here it is wrapped in ribbon, and unwrapped. I love the decoration on this, especially the striped paper!

 

The whole lot...beads, jewelry findings, awesome charms, stickers and paper doo-dads, tags, mini playing cards...awesome!



A close-up of an awesome stamp- this will be turned into a pendant as soon as I learn how to solder!



And a close up of some of the charms: a hedgehog, a llama (the llamas from the 2 boxes will be earrings), cherries and leaves (destiny= earrings!), Ger rune (harvest, growth, rebirth), a fish skeleton, a dog bone, a goddess (seen it before but don't know it), a pink pig, a Thumper pic (the square one) and a sushi charm!





I love everything Alana and I'll be sending you along another 'something' soon!

This swap was so much fun and I had GREAT swap partners! Thanks Alana1223 and Modus Operandi- you rock!

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452  Re: Fill-a-Matchbox SUPPLY Swap R1 (Send Feb 28) in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: March 23, 2007 01:51:13 PM
Hooray! I received my box from Alana1223. The first box she sent seems to have gone astray, so we both waited anxiously for this one to arrive safely. And, it's a fabulous one!! So, in celebration of its arrival, lots of pics!

First of all...it was heavy...

And wrapped in ribbon:



But just as lovely when unwrapped- decorated with blue paper and silver glitter glue:



The long shot to show all of the goodies:



Hello Kitty, Flowers, Tags- destined for cards...



Charms: A llama, a sea turtle, a hedgehog (which matches a pair of earrings I have), 2 tiny dragonflies, Celtic knot, tree, Os (rune meaning harmony, wisdom, love)



Mini Playing Cards, Passport and World Map...



Stickers, Tiny Seashells, Jewelry Findings, Tags



And a bunch of beads in my FAVORITE colors!




Was this a great box, or what?!?!  Grin  Thanks Alana!
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453  Re: Frankenteddy in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: March 07, 2007 01:31:11 PM
I received parts from Pinkstars69 today. So now I officially have all of my parts! Whoo-hoo! And, since I got a brief reprieve on getting my progress reports finished for school, I am going to procrastinate tonight and start assembling my bear!!



Such bright and cheery fabrics!
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454  Re: Frankenteddy in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: March 06, 2007 02:28:15 PM
I got my pieces from Brianaknits today! Yay! Just one more set to go and then I can start the operation!!  Cheesy

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455  Re: Fill-a-Matchbox SUPPLY Swap R1 (Send Feb 28) in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: March 05, 2007 04:53:13 PM
I received my box from Modus Operandi today, too! And, after a lousy afternoon, it was much needed boost!

The box was decorated with a neat polka dot paper and a picture of a teddy bear in need of some TLC (looks like the one I had as a kid!).

She packed in a bunch of cool beads, including a cool square shell bead, an orange felted bead, a piece of wire-wrapped beach glass, one that looks like Bali silver, and a very neat cross with a blue stone in the center (might not show up well in the pic); a bunch of jump rings, a toggle clasp, a barrel clasp, a pair of french ear wires, some food charms, a pretty little button; supplies and directions for making 2 fabric covered buttons, including some neat vintage-looking fabric pieces. So much stuff for my much-neglected jewelry making! Guess what I'll be doing this weekend!

 

Thanks a bunch! I love it all!!
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456  Re: Charity Blitzing 2007 - Anyone Interested? in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by craftADDchick on: March 05, 2007 04:44:41 PM
Okay- I finally finished my stuff for Stand Up for Kids! I was able to make 6 hat and scarf sets out of fleece. Each set is made out of 2 coordinating fleece fabrics (except for 1) I think I'll be popping them in the mail tomorrow.



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457  Re: Frankenteddy in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: March 04, 2007 06:52:50 AM
I'm finally awake enough to post the pics of the pieces I have so far!

First, my pieces from Igobylorib:


Second, my pieces from Homerof2:



These bears are going to look so funky!!
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458  Deep Ocean Angler Fish (with Bonus Science Lesson!) in Crochet: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: February 24, 2007 08:54:01 PM
Okay, nothing like a last minute entry! Here is the Deep Ocean Angler Fish, complete with glowing "lure!" The lure (bioluminescent in real life- green LED in the Craftster world!) is dangled in front of the very large mouth to attract prey. When they prey swims too close- CHOMP! Dinner time!






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459  Re: Canning apron in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by craftADDchick on: February 23, 2007 10:00:03 AM
Dyno, you were much faster than I was at getting a drawing together!

I was thinking that you could cut it on the fold (keeping the back seam and the shoulder seams), like this:



Hopefully the image works! And of course, you'd have to give it a little more of a flare at the bottom...
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460  Re: Frankenteady aka the world build my bear Sign up 30 Jan 21 Feb Send by 1 March in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by craftADDchick on: February 19, 2007 08:01:20 PM
Here is my practice bear, a small one, made out of grey fleece (he's cuddly soft!). His nose is a bit crooked, so I may re-embroider it, but I still think he's pretty cute. I placed the eyes and ears where the pattern indicated and I wasn't too sure I was going to like it, but once he was finished, the placement looked okay. I also tried out the doll joints, and I think they came out okay (although they show when his arms and legs are in certain positions). I put interfacing where the joints were and made small holes, as recommended by Luckie Strike, and it seemed to work okay. I only had to rip out one seam, so I think I'll be all set when it's time to build my Frankenteddy!

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