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« Reply #140 on: April 02, 2007 10:07:49 PM »

oh that sounds adorable, and the llama IS awesome Smiley

and thanks WYOKrista ^^
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« Reply #141 on: April 03, 2007 10:28:29 AM »

wow, those earrings are very impressive.

i'm amazed at how creative everyone is, with a lot of these packages it's hard to tell that the materials came from dollar stores!
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« Reply #142 on: April 03, 2007 10:39:57 AM »

Those are beautiful earrings!

Thanks for all the compliments on the sock llama--it was my first sock animal ever, and I completely winged it by glancing over the monkey and elephant tutorials posted in the toy section.

I uploaded a pic of the bunnies before I left for school this morning, so I'll pop that in here.  Excuse the overabundance of green--I needed a backdrop that wouldn't reflect, and I was taking these at the same time that I was taking the mock vacation shots of them in front of stone monument postcards for the paper-crafting bunny's scrapbook, so the book I used to raise them up past the white edge of the postcard and the paper grass that I put under them are serving as backdrops.  



They all have crafty usernames, some slightly punny, and I don't know if I can recall them off the top of my head.  I think the pink punk one, with her duct-tape wallet and pierced eyebrow, was PunxieBunny, the green stitching bunny with the knitting was bunneedle (knitting on toothpicks?  I don't recommend it  Cool ), the blue papercrafting bunny with the scrapbook is OrigamiRabbit, and the orange jewelry/beading bunny is beadyeyebunny, or something like that.  I have the original scrap of paper that I sketched their characters out on at home, so I could look it up later.

They're really easy to make, and if you're using the baby washcloths they wind up small enough to stick in plastic eggs, so non-crafting versions might make good Easter basket stuffers--they come in pastel, too.  If you want a little puffy part on the butt to stick your pom on, fold diagonally, then roll the washcloth up into a thin strip--there will be a thin little "tail" that hangs over the edge in the center, which should go the outside when you fold it.  If you want a flatter bunny butt, lay the washcloth out and, with each hand at opposite corners, fold those corners in toward the center until they meet in the middle and then fold those two rolls together into one strip (like folding a one-bread-slice sandwich).  For either version, fold your strip/roll in half, then bend the pointy ends backwards and secure with a rubberband.  Add whatever embelishments you want--eyeballs, noses, tails, ribbons, etc.


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« Reply #143 on: April 03, 2007 01:32:29 PM »

Sorry it took so long to post pics Wei.
Warning-pics obese of all my great stuff I received from my swap partner Wei. Wei makes a lot of jewelry and she made me gobs of lovely jewelry which I really need-including a nestlace! and wire wrapped pendant/bracelets, and felt flower button bouttonire from my wists! She also saw I was looking for Indian recipes on my myspace page and a lipbalm caddy and wallets on my wists too! I've never see so many goodies in such a small package!  Wink Wink Wink

I received:
her first ATC the "secret" card-hand stitched! Will be framed
Handmade Indian recipe book
nestlace necklace

2 wire woven pendants
FOUR bracelets
TWO pairs of wire earring's pretty
crocheted bookmark, keychain, lipbalm caddy, change purse and dragonfly made of hemp!
fabric and felt purple wallet, now jewelry holder!
everything was wrapped up like lil presents! SO thoughtful!

Great oriental candy that has all been eaten

BEAUTIFUL hand stitched and stamped cards!

Glam doggie leash that has buttons and stitching!

She even sent Colin some glow in the dark dinosaurs!



Wei is a fantastic and creative partner! I just lurve her  Smiley Smiley



















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« Reply #144 on: April 03, 2007 04:23:25 PM »

Batgrrl...those bunnies are just the cutest things!!!

retro-redux...you are lucky!  What an awesome swap package!  Love the crocheted bag and lipbalm cozy.
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« Reply #145 on: April 03, 2007 04:55:23 PM »

That is a wonderful looking package!  Much of the jewelry is very striking.
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« Reply #146 on: April 03, 2007 05:07:08 PM »

WOW! Those are some sweet packages!!!
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« Reply #147 on: April 03, 2007 06:51:25 PM »

wow to that jewelry!!
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« Reply #148 on: April 04, 2007 01:33:19 PM »

i love all the button jewelry!

Thanks BatGrrl, for posting pics of the little crafty bunnies.  I put them out on the mantel along with our other crafty Easter things.  They make quite a nice addition!
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« Reply #149 on: April 04, 2007 02:43:33 PM »

ahh!!!! I got my package today!!!!!!! and I needed it Ive been cranky! It was sweet!!
heres my booty!!

the group shot


the awesome magnetic calendar


and the cute frames


and she also sent food for the midget's play kitchen!
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