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« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2008 01:18:51 AM »

Thanks for sticking up the photos Tazzell, and thanks for a great swap package! All the cross-stitch is lovely, I'd never know you hadn't done it much before. The bag is really coll, with the driftwood handles, and the vest top is a perfect fit - I love the stencil. The animal cards are sweet, and very handy, and I adore the little fimo notebook. My kids love the frogs, thank you very much, and I'm sure they'll steal the Scottish sweeties, too!

Thanks again, and I hope your package turns up very soon.
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« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2008 03:12:01 PM »

I love the idea of using driftwood for handles! Clever!

I received a wonderful package from my partner, kartiana. I don't think I've ever had a partner who has done such a great job focusing on my wists and profile--it's incredible! She put a ton of thought into this package and it shows--I love everything!

Not quite sure where to start!  The first part of the package was hand drawn gnome cards! They're so cute!



I love how each one is different + the colors are great!

She also sent a hand-painted gnome bento box.  The sides of the box are painted as well, but I am partial to the gnome on the top. Smiley



Inside the box, she had hidden these guys:  two reusable coffee sleeves.  They're both made from fabric and feel very thick and sturdy--sure to keep from burning my hands! (Which is good. There's nothing worse than burning your hand before you've had the first cup of coffe!! Wink )



(These are super well made!  I know I'll use these every single day, too!)

She also sent a toffee butterscotch candle that she painted a fern along the bottom:



The candle smells divine! It smelled up the entire package, too, which was wonderful!

I have save the piece de resistance for last.. a hand-sewn bag.  She wrote, in her note, that this was the most complicated sewing project she had ever undertaken, but I have to tell you, she could have fooled me! It's absolutely perfect in every detail, from the fern stencil on the bottom:



.. to matching my outfit today!





I tried to get a good flat picture of it, but I wasn't having much luck.  The bag has two round handles that, when folded out, open the bag.  The bag gets wider at the bottom and it's the perfect size to lug around all my stuff!  It's absolutely stunning.. I love it!

What a terrific package, Kartiana! Thank you so much!!

(By the way--your teaser pictures were clever--I guessed what you were sending completely wrong!)
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« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2008 04:15:30 PM »

whew! I am completely relieved knowing that you love everything so much! I was so worried when I was packing it all up to send.
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« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2008 04:18:56 PM »

i love that bag kartiana has made, its a beautiful design. and the gnome cards are great!
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« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2008 04:20:18 PM »

Oooh now who doesn't love a gnome Grin  What a great package.

And my pleasure Angry Angel, I had a ball making it all for you. Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2008 04:43:05 PM »

I received my package from JillboBill today. It has so many wonderful things in it. I love, love it all!

First up, a zippy pouch - nice and roomy, perfect for my make-up - in moons, stars, and planets.


Second, a lovely, lovely journal with leaf accents. So nice that I'm almost scared to write in it!


Third, these amazing earrings:


Fourth, a wonderful bracelet:


Fifth, a charm (resin?). Earrings, bracelet, and charm are just the type of jewelry I love! I have the perfect leather ... chain(?) for it too.


Sixth, an incredibly STURDY bag. From my favorites. I love this material (and the bag itself)! It's way too fantastic for a grocery tote - I'm going to use it for my library books instead.


Thank you SO much, again, Jill. I loved everything.  Cheesy
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« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2008 06:07:34 PM »

That bracelet is great! I just wisted it  Cheesy
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« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2008 06:17:27 PM »

Both are great packages! NICE!
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« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2008 06:30:20 PM »

Oooooh!!  I just wisted those leaf earrings.  Such a great package!  Everything is so wonderful. Cool
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« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2008 02:30:53 AM »

aww those gnomes are cute Cheesy

And i love that journal.
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