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« on: April 02, 2012 12:34:22 AM »



Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404548.0

Post your Dragon Age haul here!

crymson (sent & received)
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Innaura (sent & received)
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012 07:58:18 PM »

I received today! I'll get the pictures up soon... probably tomorrow.
And I FINALLY figured out what to do for my last piece, after bothering my fiance for some inspiration. So I will be sending within the next day or so.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012 02:25:03 AM »

I received today! I'll get the pictures up soon... probably tomorrow.
And I FINALLY figured out what to do for my last piece, after bothering my fiance for some inspiration. So I will be sending within the next day or so.

We can't wait to see!
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012 02:37:20 AM »

I have received from boxet and my goodness, she has some seriously well developed crafting skills, I'd never have guessed she was a first time swapper! All her future swap partners will be very lucky indeed to get her  Wink

Prepare yourself for a few pictures!

I was SO excited when I peeled off the postal covering to see this pretty parcel:



Inside that Justice left me his verses of dreams to fill with my dreams!



And inside! I was very impressed with the craftsmanship, I'd be so nervous trying to make something like this.



Wynne gave me this, reassuring me that she'll see the journey through as she's not the sort of person who leaves things unfinished:



Leliana gave me her very own chantry necklace:



AND a necklace and earring set her mother left her, which is just so touching and would have been unbearable to part with:



I loved discovering each of these handcrafted goodies in the parcel, I really appreciate all the effort that went into everything, your time and energy weren't wasted boxet, thank you!  Grin




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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012 07:47:54 AM »

Oh, wow! Love the "secret book"! And the chantry necklace, also. Great package!
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012 12:50:40 PM »

Wow, what a great package, boxet!  I love Leliana's chantry necklace, and how awesome of Justice to make a hollowed-out book! 
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012 10:44:41 PM »

So i got home this morning from camping with friends in the middle of the Australian nowhere for a week to be greeted by a little box of awesome which i immediately ripped into, yes even before a long hot shower.
Lets just say i was over joyed and spoiled rotten by special_occasion and her amazing crafting skills.
so sit back and enjoy these awesome photos (warning; this is going to be a little picture heavy! Cheesy)

this is what i was greeted with, and let me say this all made me very excited.


Anders, be still my beating heart, left me all of this saying how when he was healing all people had was 'junk' but i guess one persons junk is another treasure.



Alister also left me with something close to his heart, crafted from his own set of Templar armor for me to wear into battle.


Fenris, in all his beautiful brooding, left me with something to show his true feeling, as real as the marks burned into his skin. <3


and everything all together
     

thank you so much for your time and effort, they are all very loved already
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012 01:22:55 PM »

special_occasion, what gorgeous things you made!  I love the lyrium piece from Fenris.  Now I'm even more excited for my package to arrive!
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012 10:47:11 PM »

I received!  (I had some problems with my camera so I'm sorry for the posting delay.)

First, I always loved the line about Anders' mage socks being left all over my bedroom.  Of course, I teased him about it, so now he got me back:



Mage socks of my very own!  The note said, "I know it drives you crazy when I leave my mage socks around because you say you never do, which is true but I maintain it's because you just don't have a pair of your own mage socks.  So now you do and we'll see where you leave them, my love."  I tried to get an action shot but it's really hard to get a good picture of your own foot!  They're so awesome and glitzy and I love them.  The decoration is on the front, too, which is cool.  Smiley

Then, Wynne sent me three gorgeous amulets:



From left to right, amulets: 1) to increase magical ability, 2) to increase vitality, and 3) to increase creativity.  I love them so much!  The picture doesn't do their detail justice.

And Leliana made a gorgeous brocade dice bag for my partner:



The edging is gorgeously hand-stitched.  I think you can either tie one end and make it a long tube of dice, or put dice in each side and then tie both ends together at the top to make a kind of folded pouch.  It's very Orlesian!

And because send-outs were on my birthday, she sent along a gorgeous extra of a pair of earrings and a hairpin:



I love the styling and the earthy colors!  And for a bonus there were some chocolates with pictures of Australian animals!  Mmmm, delicious.

Thank you so much, special_occasion!  I love everything and this was such a fun swap!
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012 12:13:56 PM »

Oh, man! Those socks are awesome!!!

I like the pendants, too.
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012 02:54:53 PM »

Received a great package from crymson today!

She was crafting items for my son, who was really excited to recieve the package!

Morrigan gave him her ring, which had hand-painted designs.





He immediately put it on, and it fits his ring finger perfectly!

Next, Leliana fashioned a cuff for him with the symbol of Andraste to protect him.



This also fits him perfectly!

Finally, Merrill sent a mirror done in the style of an eluvian.



Really cool!

We both got a big kick out of the package, and were delighted to see what each character had sent.

Thank you, crymson!
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012 03:50:21 PM »

Those are some fantastic crafts! The ring especially is very Morrigan!
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012 03:07:29 AM »

I received from Innaura and I'm just dying to share the pictures with you but I just put them on the computer and realised I forgot to photograph something so I'll do it tomorrow and post them here all together so you can get the full effect  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012 08:34:57 AM »

crymson, Morrigan's ring is so great!  But I really love the Andraste cuff. 
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012 05:27:10 PM »

I was worried the cuff might look too girly. I hope he likes it.
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012 05:35:38 PM »

Sorry it took so long for the pics. I was struggling to get them off my phone.

Top to bottom, Dog sent me a book he found.
Morrigan sent me a beautiful blue ring.
And Alister sent me an awesome necklace.


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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2012 05:36:29 PM »

I do not know why the pictures are so tiny. They are HUGE on my phone.
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2012 12:14:59 AM »

Wow! What beautiful crafts! That book looks especially nice, can't see any dog slobber on it which makes it even better!.

I also apologise for not posting pics immediately, but here are the wonderful crafts I received from the very talented Innaura!

Wynne sent me a pendant with a matching pair of earrings based on the the amulet in the Aneirin storyline in the game: very sparkly!


Sebastian managed to find the ashes of Andranste and put them into a necklace for me: also very sparkly!


Remember the story Leliana tells in the game of the lady in Orlais who wore such an elaborate hairstyle she even went so far as to put birds in her hair? Well, prepare yourself:

Yes, quite amazing but even more amazing is this:

Yes Leliana is quite generous as is Innaura and now I too can wear birds in my hair without fear of any *accidents*: she also sent me a massive amount of sweets from the USA for me to try which I won't feature here as they're almost all gone and besides everyone would feel far too jealous  Grin

Thanks for the excellent swap experience, Innaura, you're a very skilled and thoughtful craftster!   
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012 12:18:32 AM »

 Grin thank you Grin

Thanks to everyone who crafted on behalf of the computer game characters who can't craft for themselves!

Hopefully every one has feedback now, if not please pm me.

I think we ended up with a very nice gallery!
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2012 07:17:37 AM »

I want those earrings and pendant!  And the bird headwear is so fun!

Crymson, Will loves the cuff and does not find it too "girly"! He thought everything was awesome!

If you want to see bigger pictures of our items, or if you want to read the Codex entries Will invented for each item (he was pretty excited about that part!!!), you can click over to my blog:

http://www.craftcrossing.com/?p=2576

Hope you got that the ring was supposed to be a Lyrium ring -- that's the only reason we chose that specific color.

Fun swap! Thanks again!

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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2012 01:30:47 PM »

Wow, codex entries for the items!  That is so cool.  What a clever idea for a gift from Dog!  And I love Alistair's necklace, how detailed!

It was insanely fun making that crazy bird headband and I made sure to ask special_occasion if she was okay getting a gift from Leliana that was way over the top.  (She was, lucky me!)
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2012 06:34:01 AM »

I want those earrings and pendant!  And the bird headwear is so fun!

Crymson, Will loves the cuff and does not find it too "girly"! He thought everything was awesome!

If you want to see bigger pictures of our items, or if you want to read the Codex entries Will invented for each item (he was pretty excited about that part!!!), you can click over to my blog:

http://www.craftcrossing.com/?p=2576

Hope you got that the ring was supposed to be a Lyrium ring -- that's the only reason we chose that specific color.

Fun swap! Thanks again!



Just checked out your blog and the detail on each of those items is phenomenal! Tell Will those codex entries are fantastic, that's just the kind of thing that really brings a craft out of the game and brings the game to life! Very clever, both of you.
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2012 06:58:47 AM »

I don't know how I missed this swap!! You are all amazing crafters and this gallery is full of beautiful goodies.
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