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« Reply #100 on: August 04, 2008 06:35:00 AM »

All the bookplates are so amazing, I wish I would've thought to make some of those.
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« Reply #101 on: August 04, 2008 07:02:46 AM »

I was planning to make some bookplates for my partner, but I felt guilty doing it... I don't use bookplates myself and asked her not to make me any. Didn't seem right to then turn around and make them for her Tongue

Even though I did end up making her one other thing I asked not to get... Wink
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« Reply #102 on: August 04, 2008 10:57:45 AM »

i haven't used any bookplates before- but i had the stuff to print them (good old crack and peel 8.5x10)
and thought it would be a nice and easy "small"
now i am in a place where i have friends to whom i actually loan books
so i'm thinking i'll go ahead and make some for myself
(oooh and maybe even some for my friends)
it really makes me feel good and nerdy in a cool librarian sort of way
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« Reply #103 on: August 04, 2008 11:24:21 AM »

i received on friday but i left my camera cord at work, so i'm just posting now. as soon as i got my package i sent metaphysical_muse a pm because the book journals that we made for each other were eerily similar. (check back on page 10 to see the one i made for her!) we've had kinda small-world crazy coincidences from the beginning and i think it is some sort of craftster-voodoo for our first swap or something. (sorry the pictures are blurry...)

in our surveys, we both asked for a book journal. weird enough. and then...we both used japanese paper:


we both used a "fill-in-up-to-five-stars" rating system:


and we both had pages for recording to whom we had lent books and books we want to read (not pictured):


the only real difference was that we each took a different approach. where i used an already bound journal, she made her first bound book:


i think her first attempt was a big success! i really love it. i think we both thought that we'd make one for ourselves and now we don't have to! kinda creepy how same-brain we are, huh?

now on to the books i received:


clockwise from upper left:
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides - one of my favorite books, but mine is the hard copy, so having this one is great! and goes to show you that she really got my reading tastes right on!
Weight, Jeanette Winterson - i asked for any of her books that i hadn't read and she happened upon this one! i can't wait to read it.
Elsewhere, Gabrielle Zevin - for my love of YA books.
The Ruby in the Smoke: A Sally Lockhart Myster, Philip Pullman - i literally just started reading the golden compass which she totally did not know! creepy!


these are such great books and it really is like we had swap esp!

here's the final craft, something i asked for:


it's one of those book purses, made with an old nancy drew book (i love nancy drew - also something she had no idea of knowing!) here's a picture of the inside. isn't it well-made?


and an awkward action shot!


seriously! this was the best first swap ever. metaphysical_muse nailed my reading and crafting tastes and created things that are so awesome! thank you so much, metaphysical_muse!!
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« Reply #104 on: August 04, 2008 11:41:59 AM »

Wow that book purse is awesome!
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« Reply #105 on: August 04, 2008 11:42:50 AM »

That purse is awesome! And I never would have guessed that was her first bookbinding. I mean to try one day, and that's inspiring.
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« Reply #106 on: August 04, 2008 12:04:50 PM »

The book journals you guys made for each other are so awesome.. I really want one now.. Now I just have to figure out which one to wist.. then again that's easy, I'll wist both!
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« Reply #107 on: August 04, 2008 01:34:08 PM »

My package from Audio-Astrophysics is here and it is awesome!!!!!!


All the goodies together!


My books! Stranger in a strange land and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy! Hooray!

It only looks like a classic novel....


Bam! Secret hiding spot! Boo yeah!


Awesome knitted bookmarks!


A crosstich your own bookmark kit! I am sooooo excited!


More awesome bookmarks with another suprise...


They have pages on the inside so I can keep track of quotes from the books! She's a genius!


Amazing envelopes that are all space themed!

And I saved the best for last...


An alien! A kepheusling named Kelly to be more exact! I love it! It is so adorable!!!! He's even lime green with a purple sweater! My favorite colors!

Thanks for everything Audio-Astrophysics!
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« Reply #108 on: August 04, 2008 03:28:37 PM »

I received from cassettetape.  Cheesy

First: a tote bag, Siddhartha, Whale Rider, and caramel popcorn (my favorite!). I'm eating it now actually - yum.


Second: a tote she made for me. I love that it has different fabrics on each side. And two bookmarks. I love the Celtic knot pins!


Thank you for everything. I'm enjoying it all.  Smiley
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« Reply #109 on: August 04, 2008 03:32:05 PM »

That alien is adorable, and I love that journal too. Also it's amazing how many of my favorite books have been parading their way throughout this swap. Love it.
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