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« Reply #380 on: May 11, 2011 05:08:32 PM »

You're pretty clever at fitting things in odd little spots!
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« Reply #381 on: May 11, 2011 05:15:49 PM »

I received a fantastic matchbox from Ralph! Bask in its gnomey goodness! Grin


This box is so insanely cute -- I am obsessed with it! And check out all the goodies inside!

I love the muchroom necklace and the gnome and mushroom beads -- and everything else too! ha!

Thank you so much for a great swap Ralph! Grin
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« Reply #382 on: May 11, 2011 06:05:33 PM »

Thank you, Foxy Sam, for posting the pictures of the box you sent me! I love it so much, and the "wrapping" you sent it in. I'll borrow my boyfriend's camera to photograph it and the crocheted cat, too! Thank you so much for being such a great swap partner!
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« Reply #383 on: May 11, 2011 07:13:47 PM »

Sorry it took so long for me to post these pictures.  I have been working A LOT!

I was so excited when I opened up my package from haroldlovesmaude I actually squealed. This was such a cool creation.

The first is the "packaging" she made an origami box for me rather than decorating the original Japanese boxes . . .


I found not one, but TWO authentic Japanese matchboxes that she chose to share with me from her personal collection . . . cool huh?  (front side)


back side


notice she stuffed this to the gills . . .


So many amazing and fun things - girl scout wings, beautiful beads, totally amazing buttons, sumptuous stamps, a key to a secret thing, a clock face that will be transformed into another purpose, an adorable bottle and a bottle that will hold something precious.

Thanks again haroldloves maude for being such a great partner.
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« Reply #384 on: May 11, 2011 09:10:02 PM »

Get ready for the Greatness that is a Wulf Matchbox!

This is the most incredible little leather suitcase I've ever seen! Wulf, the details are great and I appreciate every second you put into the construction. I wanted to include *all* of the photos I've taken of it's tiny little details but decided to spare everyone my obsession. Here are the highlights!

All wrapped up with a fantastic vintage postcard:


The front of the Niagara Falls, Canada postcard. I don't know the age of the post card, but it was printed when the mailing cost was 1!:


Here's a close up of the front straps:


Inside, packed tight:


Wulf, I can't believe you fit all this into that tiny suitcase!


Beautifully colored insect stamps from Chad
A filigree butterfly
Large pink plastic discs including fun light pink iridescent ones!
A copper washer
6 disc-shaped beads
Loads of little seed beads in reds and oranges, plus a rogue silver one
A puffy skellie sticker and a skellie bead
Vintage pins - a flourish, yummy rhinestone flowers and an awesome velvet and rose hat
5 little white vintage buttons and a hefty, light grey button that might be metal
4 gold tone connectors - 2 fancy swirly and 2 that remind me of double-ended nooses
A red ladybug bead that will be hoarded forever
A purple and black ladybug earring that makes me rethink all the lonely bits and pieces in my jewelry box - snip off the posts et voila, a fabby little embellishement!
2 round brass brads
Teeny tiny heart and key charms
A metal leaf-shaped charm in a cool blue patina that will also go into the Permanent Hoarding Collection
Wee blue and green cabochons that might find their way on a project I'm working on right now
A silver buckle that is so small but looks giant-sized compared to the buckles on the suitcase
A silver (sterling, I think) and purple charm that probably lived a former life as an earring
A little plastic ant (squee!)
A brilliant old label from a chain spool
9 delicious inches of vintage lace
And the best of the bunch - a beautiful blue vintage rhinestone that stopped me in my tracks - LOVELOVELOVE this!

Inside, using the beautiful butterfly to hold the lid open:


Here's a view of the strapping in the back, and another great view of the teeny tiny stickers!


Wulf, thank you, thank you, thank you! I will treasure it always.

Cheers,
Susan
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« Reply #385 on: May 11, 2011 09:20:08 PM »

WOW! Love those travel stickers on the outside, and I can't believe how much there was INside. Genius!
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« Reply #386 on: May 11, 2011 09:21:32 PM »

Finally, here's the wonderful box I got from Killam Creative. Now I'm glad I waited to open it today because I was having a grumpy morning and this made it all better.

I'm so glad it could lift your spirits, Wulf!
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« Reply #387 on: May 11, 2011 09:22:57 PM »

Amazing Wulf!  Such awesome detail.  Love the travel stickers Grin
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To all past swap partners....If something I made you fell apart in some way, it would be helpful to me if you PMed me and told me about it.  Sometimes, I try new things, and if they fail, it helps me to know
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« Reply #388 on: May 11, 2011 09:24:03 PM »

WOW! Love those travel stickers on the outside, and I can't believe how much there was INside. Genius!

Exactly! This is a man who knows how to use tweezers!
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« Reply #389 on: May 11, 2011 09:28:09 PM »

Here are some photos of the matchbox I sent Jillous:


Pretty sure this book is by the same witch or wizard who wrote The Invisible Book of Invisibility. Wink



Luna's blingy rabbit, Helga Hufflepuff's cup, and a potion flask for tiny potions.


A flying key and a pair of Hufflepuff House studs.

There were some other odds'n'ends and Hufflepuff-color beads in there. Can you tell Jillous likes Harry Potter? Smiley
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