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« on: August 03, 2011 01:46:21 AM »

We have a sender already!
And now we have a gallery. Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011 07:41:51 PM »

I received! Not gonna lie, I saw that the package would be coming on Wednesday, so I made a point of putting off planting I had to do until Wednesday so I could be sitting outside waiting for the mailman! He finally came around 5pm, and I had my hands covered in dirt (of course) so I finished up everything I was doing as fast as possible to go open the package. Needless to say, mlheran sent me AMAZING items! I am SO EXCITED to decorate my little apartment balcony with them!

Here is the box. I could hardly take the time to snap a picture before I opened it up.

Along with the actual items, she also sent me a pack of Italian Pesto Basil seeds and Container Junior Sunflowers. Smiley

And here is a picture of everything that was inside:

Gah! She spoiled me!!


Such cute plant markers with the variety of herbs I am growing stamped onto them. Fun fact, I am going to be a teacher, so I love the ruler posts!


I know it looks like a jumbled mess, but these are old Christmas lights decorated with pink paper lanterns and pink flowers! I am so excited to hang this up! It will make my balcony so much more welcoming to go and sit on.


This is a super fantastic watering can made from a paint can. Mlheran used a drawer pull for the handle. I am just amazed by her craftiness.


Last but far from least, Mlheran made this BEAUTIFUL stained glass plaque. Seriously, I gasped when I saw it (I was squealing the entire time I opened the package though). I LOOOOOOOOVE the metal bird and flowers. Like really really LOVE them. I can't WAIT to hang this up.

So in short (but not short since this is a long post) I love everything I got. Thank you thank you thank you Mlheran!

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011 09:11:27 AM »

Beautiful package!
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011 08:06:43 PM »

OooO, that stained glass is awesome!  I also like the pink lights, I can see a pink flamingo flocking to join you on your balcony!  Rulers for plant markers and a watering (paint) can, why is it I can never come up with such cute ideas?  Excellent package!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011 09:18:02 PM »

I know right! I am concerned I was FAR too un-crafty! After sending mine and receiving, I feel like SUCH a newbie  Embarrassed
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011 11:25:24 PM »

Yay, I'm so glad everything made it to you! I had a lot of fun coming up with things, the recycled aspect was quite inspiring once I started looking through my stash of bits and bobs. Hope you get some good use out of everything!

And now it's my turn!
Unlike Wendy I didn't know the package would arrive yesterday, so it was a gleeful surprise when I returned from a long exhausting -and ultimately fruitless- day of shopping with my aunts (my aunts LOVE shopping, I do not Tongue). So finding a big box waiting in my driveway was such a pick-me-up!

And yaaaaaaaaay, I love my items! First up is an adorable wind-chime decorated with with a cute white bird on top and some fabulously patterned bamboo below -seriously, I love all the different patterns! I have a chicken and a duck windchime by my chicken coop so this will fit right in!


And the best thing ever -a garden chandelier! I love, love, LOVE candelight and Wendy delivered the one item I was especially hoping to get; it's wonderful! I put it over the picnic table on the deck where it will cast a magical glow in the evenings...




So pretty!!!


I love the items you crafted Wendy; thank you, thank you, thank you so much for a fun swap!

(And you may have noticed a few of the glasses are missing, I'm afraid they didn't survive the shipping -but I did save all the gorgeous beads! I actually have some glasses that I think will fit in perfectly -just need to dig them out of my garage stash- so no worries, it all adds to the recycled decor theme!)
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011 12:07:16 AM »

 Sad Aw I'm sorry Michelle! I tried so hard to pack those glasses so that they wouldn't be jumbled around too much, but obviously I was unsuccessful. I'm glad you like the chandelier though. I came across it in multiple pieces at a garage sale and knew it would be perfect.

And as much as it probably doesn't look like it, I intended for the white bird to be a chicken, but I don't have much experience painting chickens... hence the white bird. Smiley I am glad the items are already in use and making your outdoors more exciting! I had so much fun figuring this out!
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011 08:52:10 AM »

That garden chandelier is amazing! Good job swap buddy!
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011 02:55:06 PM »

WoW! Those chandelier pieces are an awesome find! And That stained glass is beautiful; I wish I had skills in metalworking like that. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011 10:03:51 AM »

According to the DC number, my partner greenfaerie should have received last week.  I hoped she liked everything.  This is what I made.

A reggae inspired stepping stone

Stamped herb spoon markers


A wind chime, I was really happy with how it turned out



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