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« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2011 05:18:43 PM »

Ok I received from my AWESOME swap angel jezebel_1982, and boy oh boy did she spoil me.  Lots of goodies in my box - get those wisting and pinning fingers ready! (This post is going to be pretty image heavy)

I have to start out saying that I am so freaking jealous of Canadian dollar stores, clearly they are amazing!

Here's all the loot all together:


First is a play sewing kit for my toddler Malachi (Chi for short) - he always wants to "help" when I sew or embroider or bead jewelry, so now he can have his own 'projects' to work on:


Here is a closeup of the top (love those awesome car stickers!):


And inside - it was like Mary Poppins's bag - with all the yarn, fabric, trim, a beading game, and large mesh on a hoop for sewing, stickers, & buttons:


She made an adorable pillowcase dress for my daughter.  I love that it ties on, so it will fit her for a long time - even with leggings in a year or so:


And an action shot (this was the best shot I got of her in it, she is so fast most of the shots were just a blur of pink!):


This ruffly scarf is light weight for summer - and it has a metallic thread running throughout:


Check out these awesome goddess-style sandals!  They are a bunch of ways to tie them (they are the infinity dress of sandals) and they are SO comfy! (please ignore my lily-white legs and need for a pedicure)



An awesome art canvas and sunburst mirror (I might have a little bit of an addiction to sunburst mirrors):


This cute cup a saucer functions as a pin holder (there are super strong magnets glued on the inside):



She even included this awesome accordion folder - great for organizing crafty projects.


I was SO spoiled!  I love everything and it was well worth the wait.  Thanks SO MUCH jezebel_1982 for being my swap angel and for just being so awesome in general.
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2011 07:07:06 PM »

YAY! so happy it all made it to you! And in one piece...I'm always nervous shipping fragile items, especially cross-border.

The dress looks cute on your daughter Smiley

All in all, I'm glad you like everything! It was a ton of fun to make, even though I had to keep myself from going way overboard. I had about 8 more crafts that I could have attempted, but decided that I had to stop SOMEWHERE or I'd never get your package out in time Tongue
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2011 09:27:01 PM »

WOW! That is one fab package! Love those sandals...
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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2011 07:52:38 AM »

Love the tea cup pin holder!  What a lovely bunch of stuff your angel sent!

That scarf is beautiful...is it from a tutorial or do you have a link to it?  It would make great gifts!

Had to comment on this awesome swap package!
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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2011 07:56:54 AM »

Wow, wow, wow.  What an amazing package and an even more amazing angel. 

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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2011 02:38:29 PM »

the scarf is loosely based off of this one: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/02/make-an-anthropologie-inspired-ruffled-scarf/ (which has a tut & is from her wists) The original Catch & Release scarf (Anthropologie) is no longer available, but was made with lighter-weight fabrics than the dollar store crafts one (http://reviews.anthropologie.com/5310/944592/catch-and-release-scarf-reviews/reviews.htm)

For the scarf I made, it was 3 large square scarves folded in half, then sewn together. I turned them all right side out, and centered the seam on the bottom. Then I pinned each scarf together in a long tube of scarf-ness. Ruffle like crazy up the middle, then another row on either side.

There is a tut for the sandals, too: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386299
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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2011 08:25:27 PM »

Thanks so much!  Very clever!
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« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2011 07:34:57 PM »

Wowsers, loving all the packages and I cannot believe that I have missed another round of the $ store swap, Grrrrrr consider me virtually camping outside the gates of this swap in case there is another round in the not too distant future Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2011 09:24:20 PM »

Great job, everybody. I am so sad I missed this swap as Dollar store crafting is my life! Smiley
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« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2011 09:51:30 AM »

yay!!! The sandal tutorial made it to Dollar Store Crafts blog!!!
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/09/infinity-sandals-tutorial/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dollarstorecrafts%2FVSZK+%28Dollar+Store+Crafts%29&utm_content=FaceBook
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