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« on: September 18, 2007 07:33:59 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007 05:58:43 AM »

Yay! I'll be the first to recieve! lol That's horrible....no one read that... Embarrassed
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007 10:32:29 AM »

sorry love_suicide, canadapost hustled hustled hustled and i already have my gear! (only two days after sending - i am astonished!)

will post pics after work!
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007 03:11:10 PM »

okay, picture time!

first of all thank you dsemira for a beautiful, colourful, thoughtful package. you have reminded me that wonderful things do come in small packages - not that great things don't come in big ones too (now i'm excited for you receive!). i had to stop by my apartment mid-day and was so excited to see the package peeking out of the mailbox! (and shocked...canada post has outdone itself). i couldn't work until i opened it.


all the gear together:


the hand-bound poetry notebook:


there are so many great images inside it, but i really liked the inside cover:



she beaded me a beautiful rumi bracelet (i actually took it off for this picture, i'd been wearing for the rest of the day at work!):



lovely collaged bookmarks. the beading on the top is really neat and i like the colours a lot too - wonderful use of colour!



now THESE cards are fantastic. a quick peek:



and a closer look - it is the text from the glass poem twisted into a celtic design!!



Such a great idea! I might try doing something like that for my apartment...

It is all so colourful and bright - thank you very much! I hope you like yours as much as I like mine - but I like mine a LOT!
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007 03:29:55 PM »

ooh pretty. love the journal!
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007 03:42:33 PM »

Pretties!!  Grin

I love the idea of the text in the celtic knot. Very creative!
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007 09:05:22 PM »

Wow! What a great package!
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2007 04:23:08 PM »

yayy!! i'm glad you like the package!!!!  i just received yours as well today, will sleep a good night's sleep after my long voyage and post what i received tomorrow!!!!!  what an awesome swap this has been : )
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2007 10:17:50 AM »

okay!! so i took a few good night's sleep to download the pics and edit them, and here's the super package i received from edud:

i'm 5 months pregnant so she sent me this amazing baby blanket!!! i love it, so much work and love the design:



here's the super soft thermos backing:



then she sent me a little bag:



filled with little blank poetry journals, so sweet!!:





because we both like rumi, she sent me 4 double cards with rumi poetry and simple designs:



to top it off she sent me poetry magazines:



and a poetry book:



thank you so much edud for the awesome swap, i love your big piece and all the little ones, can't wait to cuddle my baby in that blanket Smiley
also thank you taerowyn for organizing this super swap!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007 12:55:40 PM »

yes, many thanks to taerowyn for organizing! i'm happy you like your gear, djsemira, i loved making the blanket, the softness of it has compelled me to make more.

because you asked the question yourself, and because it is admittedly a bit of an obscure reference, i'll post the link to the lorax movie:

video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6650219631867189375

the lorax is a Dr.Seuss poem/book that talks about the environment. it is an appropriate pick for craftsters because the human cuts down a truffala tree to knit a thneed, a relatively useless, money-making item. (i saw a useful one here on craftster once...here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=126328.0) of course the sad tale goes that all the truffala trees get knocked down for selfishness and all-consuming commercialism...

so what more appropriate a pick for an expecting swap partner than a baby blanket with fuzzy truffala trees on it?
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2007 03:16:13 PM »

i love Dr. Seuss! You got some great stuff djsemira!
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2007 06:54:47 AM »

Oh the Lorax!  I was looking at the blanket thinking "I know that's fromsomething, I just don't know what"

My package arrived and as soon as I find the cord for my camera I will post pics. sarantha spoiled me. The big item is something I would never have thought of but it's the best thing ever! That's all the tease you're getting until I can post pics though...

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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2007 10:04:43 AM »

oh teasy mcteaserson! i hate that!
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2007 10:43:31 AM »

Phew, I'm so glad you like it Smiley I was getting seriously worried you might be disappointed by the package.. swap anxiety is a terrible affliction  Grin I'll be back home on Monday, maybe my package will already be waiting for me...
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2007 03:54:55 PM »

Ah...the power of cleaning.  I found my camera cord!

Here's my schwag from sarantha:



There's some pretty stationary and some munchies in the form of Haribo gummies and something called Gotter Speise that I've yet to try.

She made little blank books to fit in my purse for those moments of inspiration:



The poem is Lawrence Ferlinghetti's The World Is a Beautiful Place.

Then there's a crocheted pencil case:



This one is based off of Pablo Neruda's I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You.

And then the bestest ever...a Gary Larson bag:



She was sneaky and saw that I had the complete Far Side collection on my wist so the combined that with the poetry challenge and based if off of the "Cow Poetry" strip. The strip itself isn't available online, but here's the text

Isn't that just the coolest thing you've seen. I immediately swapped out my regular work bag and have been using this one ever since. I failed to take pics of the insides, but it's, of course, patterned like a cow and the bag itself is fuzzy.  It's all kinds of cool!  Thanks sarantha!

Phew, I'm so glad you like it Smiley I was getting seriously worried you might be disappointed by the package.. swap anxiety is a terrible affliction  Grin I'll be back home on Monday, maybe my package will already be waiting for me...

Even if the crafts hadn't rocked (which they totally did), I lived overseas for awhile and developed an addiction to Haribo that I can only appease at an expensive import food shop around the corner from my work, so including that alone meant I loved the package  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2007 04:47:52 PM »

OMG! I love the far side cow poetry bag! Awesome! The entire package is great,but that bag was inspired.It gets a this rocks!
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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2007 07:36:56 PM »

that is super, the cow reading poetry.

and there should be a warning on those haribou packs as to their addictive nature.
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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2007 08:23:09 PM »

ha! poor cow. it's cute, great job
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2007 09:27:38 AM »

Aw, thanks Smiley I'm really happy with how the cow applications worked out, I only messed up a tiny bit. I think the Far Side is awesome, so I just had to choose that as a theme when I saw your wist  Cheesy

I received, too - YAY. I really really like the package, I'll post pictures soon, when I've found my camera in my not-yet-unpacked bags ... thanks for a great swap! Where are the pictures of the other people who've received?? I'd love to see everybody's stuff.
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2007 04:28:13 PM »

I love seeing what everybody's made-it's all so creative. Of course,everything's been so cool I'm now filled with swap anxiety about my own crafting. Smiley Seriously,it's been fun.
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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2007 01:22:07 AM »

Ok, finally I'm getting round to posting pics. I'm truly sorry for making you all wait that long!! Taerowyn, I really appreciate your package, it's just been a busy time... but here we go:

Really cool journal that I have to use for something special. It's so pretty!


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T-Shirt stencilled with a mermaid (based on "Go and catch a falling star" by John Donne:

Detail:


It's a perfect colour, and I love the stencil - it came out so well! Unfortunately it is a tiny bit too tight, it does fit, but I'm not that comfortable wearing it. Since I was planning on losing a little weight (if I can be bothered), there's still hope though.
I DO wear this a lot, though (also based on the Donne poem). Action shot first:


and detail of the falling star:


I'm wearing this around the house all the time, it's perfect! Not as warm as a wooly scarf, just right for indoors at the chilly time of the year.

And last but not least, "Armwarmers that a fox might wear"  Cheesy :


I'm glad you didn't knit them to fit a fox, my arms are pretty thin, but not that thin  Grin I've already worn them, it's getting chilly outside and they're just the thing if you don't want to wear mittens or gloves.

Thanks a lot Taerowyn!! I've really enjoyed this swap and it was a great package!


Now - where's the loot the rest of you got???
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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2007 03:39:51 AM »

Yeah,Taerowyn has great stenciling skills-I was the lucky recipient of a pair of jammies in a swap with her once.And I'm in awe of anyone who can knit.Great package!
I heard from my partner on the 18th,she promised to post pictures and ship soon.I'm waiting for her.I did put stuff on the scanner before I shipped,but those aren't great pictures.Someday I'll upgrade to a non-antique version of windows....
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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2007 12:08:06 PM »

ooh. love the notebook!
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2007 12:31:48 PM »

"Armwarmers that a fox might wear"  Cheesy :

OK, possible I was very tired and out of it when writing your notes  Embarrassed...twas supposed to be "that a falconer might wear" to go with Yeats' The Second Coming Which, while still a stretch, should make a bit more sense  Cheesy

Glad you like it all (though sorry the T is tight  Undecided)!

As for other pics...we've got a few shippers straggling in and (so far) one completed angel assignment so there's a few more packages to go up in the gallery eventually.
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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2007 12:47:01 PM »

i think this has been a neat swap. i would totally participate in another round if it came up again. you did a great job of matching us up, taerowyn.

looking forward to seeing the rest of the gear!

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« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2007 12:40:03 AM »

ahhh ... falconer ... yes, that DOES make more sense  Wink  although I was happy with the idea a cute little fox would like to wear them when it's cold  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2007 09:25:41 AM »

super awesome items there from taerowyn!!
where are all the other pics?  we were quite a bunch for this swap?
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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2007 09:32:41 PM »

I was holding off posting pics of what I sent,because they're crappy pics using a scanner.But I quit hearing from my partner,so here they are.
This journal is made from a cd cover-it looked like hep cats doing beat poety,daddy-o.A bead and elastic makes the closure.


The necklaces are because she liked Poe.The faded cameo could be lost lenore,and the shiver is from a magnetic poety kit.I put them on a chain;I was wanting it to look old.

I'm not sure my pics are loading properly-I'm going to post this and see if it works before I do the rest.


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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2007 09:41:23 PM »

Okay,let's try that again!
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Hmm,maybe this-
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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2007 10:01:12 PM »

I hate my computer.Sigh.Once more,into the breach,dear friends-


A muse-tissue paper-glue made the colors melt together nicely,and made it hard and shiny,a little gold paint,cloth head,odd jewelry features-the base is a round tin painted blue.



Both necklaces-the brassy one has a small key,for secrets,and a small bottle labeled nepenthe,for things forgotten.


Some little things-she was proud of her mannequin leg vase,so we have a hollow doll leg bud vase to go with it,a candle wrapped in shimmery blue with some Emily Dickenson poetry,and a fairy-because she likes fairies.Forgot to scan the front,oops.

A jewelry box with a ton of glitter-because of this quote I put inside-"Poetry,if we may take a moment to explain to the young people,is an art form not unlike wrap,only it does not sell,and since the death of Lord Byron,there has been a paucity of bling-bling."So a poet bling box.

A mini metal box cover in shiny silver bubble wrap,just because she likes funky things and silver.
There was a little metal box with a seaside scene,I just added a line of a Dickenson poem that had an ocean theme, wish I'd scanned that,and a poetry anthology-Metropolitan museum of art's Art & Nature-a mix of their artwork,and a poem that fit on each page,but I didn't scan that either.Sorry for the size of this post;it's past my bedtime,and I obviously haven't posted pics in a long time! Crappy old computer plus luddite equals frustration!



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« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2007 12:46:00 AM »

Bookstorebabe: yours reminds me a lot of Joan Miro's paintings, especially his Carnival of Harlequin. very cool.
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« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2007 03:41:44 PM »

Thank you! I didn't have that in mind at the time,but I do like Miro.
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« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2007 01:19:46 AM »

Wow, bookstorebabe, you sent awesome stuff! I especially love the Muse - she's so funky. Too bad you didn't get feedback from your partner, that's always the fun part - to see whether people appreciate what you made  Huh
Great work!
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« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2007 06:05:02 AM »

yeah, bookstorebabe, you made wonderful stuff! i am having problems figuring out how big the muse is - now i am kind of interested in making one myself!

it's really too bad your partner isn't responding. you made a beautiful package.
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« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2007 03:08:48 PM »

Thanks for the compliments! She's not that tall.Her body was a small plastic soft drink bottle.I scrunched some tinfoil around it to shape it, tailing off to make her flowing gown.The head was sewed,stuffed,and tied onto the neck of the bottle. I may have used a pencil inside to help hold the head erect.I had a hard piece of styrofoam to stuff her head.I went to fill the bottle to give it some weight,only had enough dried beans for about 1/3 full,so I stuffed it full of compressed paper to finish filling it.It didn't have enough weight to stand very well,which is one reason it's hot glued to a base.Many layers of colored tissue paper and plain white glue-the colors ran and blended,my hands got real messy,it was fun! Did a few layers,let it dry overnight,repeat,ect.You can't see it,but I wrapped some plain white thread  tightly around the tissue,then daubed on a little gold paint,then another layer of glue.The base is a round tin,the kind that comes full of cookies,painted with blue acrylic paint.Her eyes and mouth are odd earrings.The body became hard and shiny.It's funny,I made a different project with black tissue and glue,and it was hard and dull. I sprayed some clear sealer on when it was done.This was made almost entirely from my stash-I think I spent 99 cents for the blue paint.
I still have to make my DD the one I promised her! She wants hers to have outstretched arms,and a record bowl base,so it can hold bracelets.
Edud,there are so many ways you could make one of these-I couldn't make 2 the same if I tried! If you make one,I hope you post it.It's nice to make something totally impractical occasionaly. Wink


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« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2007 12:08:29 PM »

Yay! I just got my angel package from DesignVigilante,and she spoiled me! She crocheted everything in the same yummy blended yellows and white.
A book tote,complete with the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym,by Edgar Allan Poe.I love Poe,and it's a book of his I've never read.
A sunflower yo yo bookmark
A mug cozy
A cold drink cozy
a pencil case,which I really needed.I had admired one that someone else here made for the swap,so she made me one.Complete with pencils and pen
She took pictures,so I'll let her post them instead of putting stuff on the scanner immediately.It's all so sunny and pretty-it really makes me smile.
Thanks again for being my angel-it's been fun talking to you,and so great of you to make lovely things for me.
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« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2007 02:45:46 PM »

Ok so I got to angel for bookstorebabe. And I'll admit, my package wasn't so much "Poetry Inspired" as it was inspired by bookstorebabe. I had tons of fun getting to know her and so pretty much my package was based on things I learned about her and I thought she might like. She mentioned that she once visited California (which is where I'm from) and that she really liked it there. So my overall theme was "It's Always Sunny in California". I picked this yellow-white cotton yarn that I really liked and made everything out of it. I figured that way she'll always carry around a little bit of California. Anyway, enough of my rambling! Here are the pictures:


Pencil case with two pencils and a pen to get her started.

Coffee mug cozy modeled by my boyfriend's highschool mug. It also has two buttons so it can adjust a little bit. (It might not always be super cold in California, but we sure do love our coffee!)

Cold drink cozy modeled by the root beer i was drinking at the time for those warmer days when she's sitting around reading.

A book tote that fits most paperbacks since she works at a bookstore and when she's not actually working, she's sitting around reading lol (Note: It can fit two books comfortably, and if they are smaller sized paperbacks, I'd say about three could fit.)

And finally a sunflower looking yoyo bookmark and Edgar Allan Poe's only novel ever. I'm a huge EAP fan and so is she. And that's probably the most "poetry inspired" thing in the package lol.

I'm so glad you liked your package, bookstorebabe. I had tons of fun making it for you and getting to know you. I think I had more fun angeling than I did on some of the other swaps I participated in. Enjoy!
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« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2007 07:51:39 PM »

Ooo...I love how the variegation in the yarn worked on the purse.  Very pretty! Great stuff. Thanks again for angeling DesignVigilante.

FYI all...at this point the swap is basically closed (there's still a few folks who can post pictures if they want...hint, hint  Grin) but other than that we are all done and the original thread has been moved to the archives accordingly. Thanks for a great swap people!  Kiss
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« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2007 01:23:16 PM »

1st i want to say: SOOOOOOOOOOOO SORRY i havn't posted yet! Yikes! I have....a life. not that i don't love this place, i just don't get on the internet everyday.
2nd: THANKS SOOOO MUCH ANGEL DEAREST! yes. this was my first swap. it was...eventfull.
Okay. my present was great. i like the picture fram. it's pretty and totaly what i like.
pics (MANY)


inside of the notebook:

the back (tehe)

the back of the box:

what was in the box (very pretty)


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« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2007 03:48:31 PM »

i'm so glad you liked it! : )
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« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2007 07:58:32 AM »

wow, beautiful things, didn't realize two peeps flaked in this swap!!  this was  a great swap, very inspiring!!!
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« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2007 10:19:42 AM »

Yeah, i'm just sad you guys couldn't see the things i made! They were great...ha! Yeah.
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« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2007 03:53:14 PM »

awww, too bad you didn't take pics before sending hopskip, i usually do, never know who'll flake...and it's fun to post in other threads things you've done for a swap!!
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« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2007 06:57:33 AM »

wow, beautiful things, didn't realize two peeps flaked in this swap!!  this was  a great swap, very inspiring!!!

Yeah, we ended up with two flakers and one "cancellation" the week before ship date.  Undecided Thankfully, we had some kick-ass angels step in and make some pretty fabulous stuff.  So all's well that ends well and all that  Cheesy

Thanks again for a great swap guys!  It was neat to see where inspiration took everyone.
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