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« on: June 18, 2010 05:41:27 PM »


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gerbilgal -- Wildfyre
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PuppyHero -- TwiztidBlood -- Angel Found for PuppyHero

Swap will be finished once PuppyHero receives her Angel Package.

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010 09:34:51 PM »

I'm not participating, but I can't wait to see what everyone gets! I'm hoping to get rats this summer.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010 10:49:05 AM »

Shall we start this off with a teaser?


Bet'cha you can't guess what it is.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010 10:04:52 PM »

lol nice teaser! I can't wait to find out what that is.. looks like some kind of beading or something.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010 07:25:49 AM »

Oooh that looks so cool - I can't tell what it is, but my mind is racing with guesses!  Heeeee. 

Hopefully the postal service fairies will be kind to us both this week and deliver our packages!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010 10:28:07 AM »

I've received!!!  And oh my, QuietChampion is an AWESOME partner!  Her sewing machine broke AND she was in the middle of a move, but she pulled off an awesome package!  And it's her first swap to boot!

Here is my plethora of pictures ...

She woodburned two boxes for me - one for the bunnies' treats and one for Chloe's medicines to make it all pretty and neat!

Here's the small box - I adore the Beatrix Potter picture.  The bunny is hiding just like Chloe tries to do when she's given the medicine that doesn't taste as good as the other one!  Hee!



And filled with bunny medicine:




And this is the big one that she free-handed, OMG!  It's gorgeous and it must have taken her forever!  It's now holding their treats.

The top: (sorry it's sideways!)


And the front:



And here's Gus pretending not to be interested - you can see the awesome appliqued blanket for him, too!  Isn't the little bunny so cute?  And it's in a manly color too, which Gus appreciates (even if he's pretending not to be interested).




And then he decides that maybe he'll check it out ... (please ignore the hay that gets everywhere!)




I'll try to get a picture of him later when he "rearranges" the blanket (he doesn't like coming out of his cage during the day - go figure - and Chloe used to not mind, but I think she's getting worse. Sad  Her cataract is making it really hard for her to see anything just now and she doesn't often venture too far from her cage.)


And for me - omg - an adorable little bag and some loose lavender tea!  It's from her hometown, which is a historical village and the place has been serving tea since the late 1800s.  Seeing as how I adore history and tea, this is perfect for me!  And oh my, does it smell divine!!!  And, apparently, if I add lemon to the lavender tea it will turn pink.  I'll have to try this out!




There was also supposed to be a little bag of goldfish, in honor of my goldfish, but *grins* it apparently got eaten before it got into the box.  hee hee.  My goldfish really appreciates the thought, though! Cheesy


Thank you so very much, Champ!  You are an awesome partner and I hope you and your ratties will love the package that I sent as much as I adore everything you sent!!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010 11:39:18 AM »

I'm pretty sure the package Kaz sent me arrived a while ago, well before mine showed up at her door. I know there's SOME sort of a package waiting for me at the post office, anyway, but the roads have been too sloshy for me to pick it up. Sorrow.
The ol' S.O. has a truck, though, so he'll be coming to the rescue as soon as he gets here. Tomorrow, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow.

ANYWAY! Thank goodness it arrived, and thank goodness you like it! More importantly, I'm glad Chloe's box is big enough.
Now you can see what the teaser photo was of, eh? Each one of those lines is composed of hundreds of burned dots! (OH, what an adventure THAT was!) The big box was freehanded, yes, but I want to be entirely clear and mention that the top is influenced by another piece of Beatrix Potter art. Credit where credit is due.

I'm so glad you and your bunnies are making good use of the stuff. It was an absolute blast crafting your package, Kaz.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2010 08:13:04 AM »

I like the boxes. So cute. Now you have a place for your bunny medicine.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010 10:27:53 AM »

That package was indeed from Kaz!

Get out your Wists, folks, 'cause this package was absolutely amazing. I got spoiled rotten.
(Photos are a little dark because I live in a 200 year old home and most of it doesn't have electricity... and it's pouring rain.)

Are you ready? Here's the group shot:

OK. So. On the far left, Kaz made me two snuggle bags. The darker material is this lovely chocolate plush courdoroy, and the interior is a beautiful patterned fleece. The fabric choices were really spot-on! The whole nature scene is really my act.
In the center, you'll see two sturdy hammocks, made with that gorgeous fleece material again. These were very well recieved by my boys.
On the far right, starting from the top and working down, you'll see Kaz put together an amazing papercraft owl, a decorated treat tub full of dried banana chips, and a packet of really nice bristol paper.

OK, let's get into the detail shots, shall we?

My rats are not very good at holding still. Once they got into those banana chips, they started scurrying around and investigating the package like mad! Here, you'll see my shy boy, Rufus. He was a little sleepy, so I managed to snap a couple shots of the wiggly bugger that are blurry, but still visible. You can just see his curly whiskers, here.
This is the small snuggle bag. Three of my rats can stuff themselves into it, but my little boys Rufus and Danger seem to have laid claim to it together. All four rats can squeeze themselves into the larger snuggle bag, which is an absolute gas to watch.
This picture does not do the courdoroy justice. It's super rich and super soft, in person. A total luxury.


Again, Rufus is the only one who will stay still long enough for a photograph. The hammocks are just the right size for two rats to lie abreast, which is just the way they like it. Snuggly and warm.


Papercraft-decorated treat tub! So cute. These banana chips are almost too good to share with my rats. I confess, I crunched a couple myself. The rats LOVE them! The second I popped open the tub, the boys lined up in a fireman's chain, passing banana back into their little stash corner. So cute.

Super detail so ya'll can see the banana chips, AND the stickers on the tub. Each of my rats have had their name plastered on there.


I've zoomed in super close on this amazing papercraft so ya'll can see how much work Kaz put into it. Check out all those little tiny strips of paper! Kaz based the design off of a picture in my Wist. I LOVE it, and it matches the decor of my room! We're hanging it up this evening.


Last but not least, Kaz sent me this fabulous bristol paper so I can try some papercrafting of my own!

What an amazing swap package that was! Kaz, you're amazing. My boys and I can't possibly thank you enough.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010 12:14:22 PM »

I'm so glad you and your boys like everything, Champ! Cheesy  You were a lot of fun to craft for and I stretched my crafting muscles on the owl and I think he came out pretty cute. Smiley

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