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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Old Fashioned Book Lover's Swap GALLERY, send by Feb 26 2013 on: February 27, 2013 04:37:19 PM
Well, my package to when_i'm_sixty4 shows on tracking that it arrived on Tuesday, but I have yet to hear from her whether she received or not.  I do know that she had a computer keyboard snafu, which may be preventing her from updating, so I am going to post pictures of what I sent, but I will be poised to re-craft if we had yet another USPS casualty.  :/  
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I chose Emma by Jane Austen as her book.  I also found this awesome "choose your adventure" style book called Lost in Austen, so included that as well.  The made bookmark is crocheted and loops through the book and holds a pen or highlighter for annotating as you go, and I happened to stumble across the awesome Jane Austen bookmark in my junk drawer, so included that, as well.  It's leather.  
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Up-close image of the bookmark.  I used an Owl button, as we both share a love of owls, so I felt I had to work one in there somehow!  

Then, the Emma-inspired craft:  
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when_i'm_sixty4 works in a library, and I know that they are often overly air-conditioned, so I made these sweet Victorian-ish fingerless gloves that I thought looked like something Emma would wear.

Finally, the reading-inspired craft:  

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Like I said, she works in a library, but in the Children's section (best job ever, by the way!), so I made her this "book bag" with some awesome Dr. Seuss fabric I stumbled across in my stash, and included the fun Matryoshka silverware, as I thought she could use the bag to bring her lunch to work, and she loves nesting dolls.

I hope the package really did arrive, and that when_i'm_sixty4 is just having life happen right now, so she's delayed in posting.  Otherwise, I have enough yarn for another pair of gloves and bookmark and some more Seussy fabric for another bag.   Wink  



Sarah- you absolutely SPOILED me!! I love everything you sent and I fully admit there was much squealing and giggling. My husband was so impressed he turned away from his WoW to give it all a closer look (a major accomplishment when your hubby is a gamer!  Wink)

I'm looking forward to reading my books and putting all the other items to good use (I'm always writing myself notes so those goodies will be especially helpful!). I'm even looking forward to my next little "owie" so I can use my Jane Austen band-aids!  Grin

Thank you for posting photos for me- I only have my phone to take pictures with and I'm kinda new at this smartphone thing (seriously, I just upgraded a month ago. I'm technologically impaired). I would have figured it out eventually, but they wouldn't have done justice to your awesome skills!

And I can't thank you enough for understanding that things have been a little crazy for me lately and being so patient. You are a saint!
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap, send by Feb 26 on: February 17, 2013 11:05:33 PM
Hello! I'm a little overdue checking in to the thread, but I finally found a moment...  Smiley

I'm usually more social on the threads when I swap. I'm sorry I've been a bit of a dud this time around. I forget how involved swapping can be, plus 2 jobs and family obligations and the other couple of projects I'm in the middle of...

Okay, I'll stop whining now.  Wink  If my partner is happy with her goodies, that's all that matters!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wrist cuffs from denim scraps on: February 03, 2013 10:50:30 PM
I love them! The heart 'monitor' cuff will be especially cute for February! And the stars with the 'bursts' behind them are kinda punk-ish. Really cool.  Cool I like the idea to use snaps instead of velcro- some of those cowboy-ish pearl snaps would look great!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap, send by Feb 26 on: February 03, 2013 04:43:01 PM
Super Bowl night means husband is at a friend's house and I get the house to myself tonight! Crafting and watching X-Files on the "big" tv! Woohoo!!  Grin

I've got a design ready for my bookmark but I'm trying to work out some of the details... Also, STILL need to purchase the book!   Undecided
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap, send by Feb 26 on: January 25, 2013 10:12:06 PM
Dropping in for a quick post! Sorry I'm not more active in the conversation.  Undecided

I'm working 2 jobs right now, spent the last week babysitting my nephew and I'm crafting in all my free time! Current project is going well so far, so I'm excited about that. I'm missing out on all the fun book talk, though. When all is said and done (and shipped and posted in the gallery) I'll come back and read over everything!

Hope you all have a great weekend!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap, send by Feb 26 on: January 22, 2013 03:09:41 PM
btw- if you haven't bought your books yet and are planning on ordering online, check out betterworldbooks. Seems like a neat place.
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap, send by Feb 26 on: January 20, 2013 10:44:47 PM
I'm so excited.  I picked out a pattern and ordered some yarn today for one crafty project.  But that's all the teaser my partner will get; she's going to have to wait for the big reveal!  And yes, partner, I am carefully checking my grammar and spelling.  Did you enjoy the semicolon?  It was just for you.   Wink

This made me lol, and happy dance. Maybe 'cause it's almost 1 a.m. Maybe 'cause I'm coming off a sugar buzz. Or maybe just 'cause you are a super partner. A little of everything, I think, but mostly that last bit.  Grin Yep.
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap, send by Feb 26 on: January 19, 2013 01:18:51 PM
Yay, partners!  Grin I just read my first message from my partner and I can already tell this is going to be a great swap.

I was wondering- this being a Book Lovers swap and us being all literary and stuffs, was anyone else carefully checking their spelling and grammar when they messaged their partners? I caught myself doing it. Didn't want to disappoint, I guess.  Wink

Also- since we're talking zombie fiction- Paul is Undead. Zombie Beatles. Two obsessive fandoms in one novel! Woohoo!
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap, 9 spots left, s/u close Jan 19 at 9am EST on: January 18, 2013 07:58:04 PM
I just recently (like, days ago) signed up for Goodreads. My problem is that I'm so into reading my book that I don't think to get on the internet and update something like that.  Roll Eyes  Smiley
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap, s/u Jan 10-19, send by Feb 26 on: January 13, 2013 08:28:47 PM
I've been doing some research looking for ideas and I'm getting really excited about this swap! I enjoyed browsing through the lists provided. I never realized how many classics I haven't read before. It was hard to choose!  Grin
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