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« Reply #130 on: September 11, 2007 09:59:00 PM »

Nope, still waiting.  I'm crossing my fingers and hoping my package for barbolot won't be long!  I hope my package that I sent is received soon too!  Smiley
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« Reply #131 on: September 13, 2007 08:43:22 PM »

YAAA-HOOOO! I received from Aussie_patches today... and she received from me!  Cheesy  Now what are the chances of that?  My package to her decided to take a detour to Papua, New Guinea for some reason, but it finally made it to its final destination. 

That being said, my package from aussie_patches is SOOOOOOO lovely!  I will take photos in the morning, when I can take advantage of some lovely natural morning light.  Be sure to check back later to see my goodies! Smiley
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« Reply #132 on: September 13, 2007 09:53:59 PM »

I'm so happy with my gorgeous items!!

Firstly... the reason my package was delayed....



big whoops by the post office......

Here is the complete package



A tote bag made from several pairs of jeans, a curtain panel and some bird fabric



A pincushion made from a recycled bottlecap, felt scraps, polyfil and thread.  It has a grape design on it - it is so pretty!!!



A pouch made from a vintage maternity dress and scraps from a flower girl dress



Thankyou so much barbolot!!!  Just beautiful, I love it all!

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« Reply #133 on: September 13, 2007 10:02:27 PM »

Oh wow, those are beautiful items with great fabrics. Love the jean purse, hardly looks reconned!
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« Reply #134 on: September 13, 2007 10:04:21 PM »

None of the items look recycled - they are amazing!  Smiley
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« Reply #135 on: September 14, 2007 01:08:03 AM »

that birdie tote bag is just adorable. Looks like your package was worth the wait...and new guinea  Huh that's quite a detour!
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« Reply #136 on: September 14, 2007 04:24:12 AM »

barbolot, you did an amazing job with that bottlecap pincushion.  I made one once and well, lets just say no where near as nice as yours.

I'm glad the package made it!  It looks like everything is clued up?
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« Reply #137 on: September 14, 2007 06:47:57 AM »

Barbalot- Your package is lovely.  As has been already said they look like brand new items, I wouldn't have guessed they were reconned items.

I especially like the tote - it looks fabulous.  Glad it finally arrived - such great stuff shouldn't be lost!
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« Reply #138 on: September 14, 2007 07:29:07 AM »

Here are my lovelies from aussie_patches, which arrived in recycled packaging! (Yay!)

Here's a group shot:


This is my new tote, fashioned out of placemats, scrap fabric, a vintage pillowcase, tablecloth, and the cord from a blind! The brooch is a super-cute touch.  I'm going shopping this afternoon, and this is definitely coming with me!


These have to be my favorite.  These mini-canvases were claimed from the curb, and altered with 1950's vintage catalogues, vintage gift wrap, recycled book pages, and some cool buttons.  These are SO my style!



This is a tiny book, made about 10 years ago, detailing these lovely projects... and includes a fab stash of vintage buttons for me!  Cheesy


This package was well worth the wait.  Thank you so much, aussie_patches!

Thank you, all, for the sweet compliments, too!  I love the bird tote, too.
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« Reply #139 on: September 14, 2007 11:29:49 AM »

Those are both amazing swaps and I covet all of it! I think that's such a funny post office story. Once, when I lived in Bulgaria I had a package sent from Connecticut that went to China first before it made its way to Eastern Europe Roll Eyes.
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