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raewolo
« on: July 18, 2012 04:16:41 PM »


Post photos of the beautiful things you've received and or sent!

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raewolo <--> mini_mum-----AuntieKar thanks for being an angel!!
Miss Barbara <--> Bobomom
PurplePaisley <--> Thimbles71
Helena Puck <--> gotgrey
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012 07:13:33 AM »

Ok ladies....I can't take or post photos, but I can write a dang good description of what I received, and then, hopefully, Bobomom will post photos so everyone can drool!  Grin 

Here goes: 

-The BEST fabric notebook cover!  It is deep purple fabric, with lavender and lime green and magenta owls, hearts, and trees on it!  I have to write 'anectdotals' every day of the school year for my students, so this notebook and cover will see daily use in it come September!  (And I had my girls write a note in it for me already.  Wink)

-A Day of the Dead themed bag!  White handles, lime green lining!  I can always use another bag, and I didn't have a DOTD themed one till now!  Cheesy

-The cutest little two handled basket/bag in varying shades of muted blue, with sparkles!  Inside is two skeins of the SOFTEST yarn I have ever felt!  One is in varigated earth tones, the other in black/white/grey.  I may just leave them in the skein and rub them against my cheek every so often!  They are really that soft!

-A baby sea turtle on blue background themed fabric travel tissue holder!  Sooooo cute!  And since I had surgery on my nose in January, my nose ALWAYS runs, I am always in need of tissues.  Perfect!

-TWO DOTD themed dishtowels!  The fabric topped kind that you can attach to the handle of your oven.  One red, one turquoise; both big!  Cheesy

-I saved the best for last...Bobomom is definitely a 'master of all trades'!  She carved FOUR stamps for me!  One says 'Ohana', and the next three are big/medium/small adorable sea turtles!  They have special meaning for me, and she put a lot of work into these...so detailed!  This was the first (and probably last!) time that I hoped a jewelry box didn't hold jewelry!  Grin Roll Eyes (she sent the stamps in a jewelry box)

Everything was wrapped in holiday themed paper, and she sent a candy cane card with it too!

THANK YOU SO MUCH BOBOMOM!  I LOVE IT ALL!
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012 09:37:27 AM »

Here are the items I made for Miss Barbara! I'm so glad she liked it all!  They are in the order she commented on them.
















It was the first time I made those kind of towels.  I'm thinking I might make more for Christmas gifts!
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012 12:56:54 PM »

Thank you so much for posting photos.  My girls had a playdate today, and I showed the other mom with me the items you made me...she was SO impressed (and jealous, I think!)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012 04:10:15 PM »

Bobomom, you are so talented! Miss Barbara was surely spoiled!! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012 04:25:37 PM »

I love the turtles!  Love!
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012 09:16:38 AM »

Annnnddddd....I just noticed that the fabric "basket" is reversible!  It has the niftiest fabric on the other side too!  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012 01:48:10 PM »

That's the cool thing about those baskets - you can get a whole new look by turning it inside out!
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012 09:23:32 PM »

Received from thimbles71 today. The cutest package.
She made for me 2 beautiful placemats.
a cute little elf.
Christmas ornaments
christmas magnets.
I love everything
Thank you
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012 05:08:15 AM »

What a great little elf; he looks like the elf on the shelf guy. I love the little drumming soldier too, absolutely precious!
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2012 11:23:49 AM »

Love the elf!
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2012 11:23:59 AM »

What a great little elf; he looks like the elf on the shelf guy. I love the little drumming soldier too, absolutely precious!

I thought he looked like an elf on the self guy too! Super cute package!
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2012 01:22:53 PM »

OMG! I love the elf!  Is that a pattern or did you make it up, thimbles71?
Those trees are very pretty - I love the fabric!
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012 03:14:13 PM »

w00t - finally found the gallery!

Loving the Elf, he's such a happy chap Smiley and that notebook cover and the turtles are ace Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012 06:51:22 PM »

Thanks so much, ladies!  And I'm very happy that you enjoyed your package PurplePaisley.  I loved putting it together for you. Smiley

I think the elf was my favorite part, too.  I wanted him to be an ornament, but I think he's just a wee too big to be an ornament and several friends said that he looked like "elf on a shelf" too!  I created the pattern myself.  Smiley  I need to make one (or twelve!) for myself now.  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2012 08:55:10 AM »

Thanks so much, ladies!  And I'm very happy that you enjoyed your package PurplePaisley.  I loved putting it together for you. Smiley

I think the elf was my favorite part, too.  I wanted him to be an ornament, but I think he's just a wee too big to be an ornament and several friends said that he looked like "elf on a shelf" too!  I created the pattern myself.  Smiley  I need to make one (or twelve!) for myself now.  Grin
you should make yourself one. I love the elf on the shelf. He is so cute.
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2012 10:21:14 AM »

I received the Christmas package from gotgrey.

Here is the group shot with all the goodies:



including:
Christmas lap quilt
Altered altoid box with the Holy Family inside
two bags of kids craft supplies, extra fabric
a snowman tin full of Christmas kitchen goodies: cookie cutters, potholders Smiley
cow mittens, toe socks, wind up toys, 8 feet of paper santa garland
photo ornament
another tin full of brass ornaments of the 12 Days of Christmas (I plan on using them to make a wreath)
painted reindeer hanging
four snowman placemats
star for the tree
three stockings
sock reindeer family
Bear fabric wall hanging
paint your own ornament kit and wooden reindeer
wooden bird and penguin ornaments
glass mice ornaments
tiny glass bumpkins elf figure

(not pictured because my son snagged it already included the penguin ball, penguin plushy, penguin wood ornament, and the angry bird coloring book)

Here is the bear hanging:


Here is a better picture of the quilt:


Here is a close up of the family of sock reindeer:


Here is a close up of some of the ornaments, the santa coasters, and the altered altoid box. The birds and the deer are painted by gotgrey. The nativity scene is made of clay with a fabric background.



And, my personal favorite

We talked about how we both like nativities and how I love seeing pictures of Mary pregnant.

Bailey let me take a quick picture of his penguin ornament
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2012 11:04:52 AM »

Wow! It really was Christmas at your house Helena Puck!
I love the reindeer and that lap quilt looks so pretty!
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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2012 11:19:06 AM »

I received from HelenaPuck today!  Funny thing is, she received from me too, today!  Wink  My post is picture pregnant, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

List as follows:
A bunch of Christmas stamps and 2 containers of ink for them
2 Christmas tins
8 magnets w/both Santas and some of my favorite animated characters
A glass ball ornaments w/eyes all over it
A bunch of handmade salt dough ornaments that have been stamped
A salt dough Christmas tree pin
A glass photo frame ornament
A snowflake frame ornament
A stained glass Nativity scene
A Kentucky Cardinal plate
Make a snowman kit
A Christmas tree plate
Stamped snowmen gloves/I don't have any gloves so these are great!
2 banners made from recycled Christmas cards/such a clever idea!
A Madonna and child pendant
2 beaded Christmas tree ornaments
8 glass ball ornaments that she painted inside/sadly one exploded Sad
A bunch of stamped Christmas cards which I will use this Christmas
A Santa bamboo tile bracelet
A bunch of wooden spool ornaments w/stamps decoupaged on them
If I missed anything Robin, please let me know!  I seriously almost died when I opened the box!  There was more, and more, and more!  I LOVE it all!







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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2012 11:32:05 AM »

Gotgrey, I told you I was on an ornament making kick. I had a great time making everything, especially the salt dough and glass ball ornaments. I was so happy when I found those classic Pooh stamps at a yard sale this month.

Sorry one of the ornament balls broke. I knew I should have wrapped them individually instead of keeping them in the box.

I had those vintage Santa stamps for awhile and haven't really used them for years. Thought they needed a new owner Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2012 11:34:54 AM »

Because I'm a stupid head, I forgot to send a card w/my package.  I painted the Mary and Joseph painting, both wooden reindeer ornaments, all 3 bird ornaments, I made the lap quilt (my 1st time quilting) the quilted bear banner, all 3 sock reindeer, the clay nativity scene, and the foam ornaments for her boys to decorate.  The gingerbread men fabric, is actually a panel for making her own gingerbread men ornaments and a gingerbread men apron.  Robin mentioned liking funky socks, so hence the toe socks and the cow mittens.  Smiley  I tried to include everything Robin said she liked.  I also tried to include stuff her boys liked, like the penguins.  I knew her oldest son would love that stuff.  I also included crafts, because I know she likes to craft w/her boys.  I'm so happy you liked everything Robin!  I'm glad Bailey liked the penguin stuff.  I thought of him specifically w/that stuff.  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2012 11:40:17 AM »

It's a Scandinavian tradition to put a bird on your Christmas tree.  Birds in your Christmas tree are supposed to be good luck.  I hope this Christmas is better than last, HelenaPuck. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2012 11:49:17 AM »

Holy crap that's a ton of stuff! lol

Both of you ladies did an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job!
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2012 11:49:34 AM »

It's a Scandinavian tradition to put a bird on your Christmas tree.  Birds in your Christmas tree are supposed to be good luck.  I hope this Christmas is better than last, HelenaPuck. 

Me too. And, I have a new star for the tree.

I should have taken better pictures of the quilt and the bear hanging. I need to iron them since the box was so packed with goodies. I really love them both and I love the drum stick hanger for the bear hanging. I used to play the drums. You did a really wonderful job quilting.

My youngest is already putting together some of the foam ornaments. Bailey didn't even give me time to put his goodies in the picture. He really loves the penguins and the angry bird coloring book.
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2012 03:47:04 PM »

I always knew Helena Puck was awesome, but this just proves it!  Wink

(My partner should have received today!)
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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2012 06:27:56 PM »

I always knew Helena Puck was awesome, but this just proves it!  Wink

 Grin

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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2012 02:31:11 AM »

OMG!! What amazing packages! You girls really went all out Smiley

well done on tackling your first quilt - and I think you made a great job of it!

love the bird ornaments, and what a great way to recycle Christmas cards - into bunting  Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2012 10:45:41 AM »

I received from Miss Barbara yesterday and it was definitely Christmas in July at my house!  Be prepared - there are lots of pics of awesome stuff!

This is what I received last week. It's a Disney Christmas wall art frame.  I already wrapped this up and put it with my decorations!


The box- stuffed full of goodies!



Cute little gingerbread birdhouse for my mantle! Her 8 year old daughter found it!


2 great bags! I love the holiday lights lining the blue one, and the pink one is going to be one of my market bags!  The crochet is so perfectly done!


This cute little panda was in the little bag! He's now sitting at my desk at work!


Look - the box is still full!


Next there is this cute holiday frame, an organizer (I could use this for my swaps and crafting due dates!) and this little wallet with some holiday lights on it. (I don't carry a purse so this is perfect!)


Since I love my doggie, some magnets and an album.


I love Disney! This bank is so cute (perfect for Disney trip money) and pens!  I can always use Disney paper!



Cute crocheted wreath made from a Haagen -Daz container!


This totally awesome pillow! I love Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - it's one of my holiday favorites!  And check out the beautiful crochet on the other side!



She wrote me a note is this adorable card!


Okay, last pic. This was also Christmas in July for my dog, as evidenced by this picture. He loves to shred wrapping paper (his favorite thing about Christmas!).


Thank you so much Miss Barbara! This was an amazing swap! You are so talented and creative!

PS- which item were you making when the praying mantis attacked?
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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2012 10:50:19 AM »

Great job Miss Barbara! Everything looks wonderful!
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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2012 11:05:30 AM »

Miss Barbara makes some really great things! I love that wreath, so clever. And those bags looks very nicely done.
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« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2012 01:50:06 PM »

I don't remember what I was making when the praying mantis attacked.  I think I've blocked the trauma out!  Tongue Roll Eyes Wink

(And thanks for the compliments, everyone...*blushing*)
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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2012 08:51:43 PM »

Miss Barbara always does beautiful work!
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« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2012 08:18:36 AM »

Miss Barbara always does beautiful work!

I agree!
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« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2012 12:57:22 PM »

I think my partner got a little busy, so here are some photos of what I sent to her and her boys Smiley

mini_mum had pinned a few different birthday banner ideas for her boys. I made this one double sided so it didn't have to be against the wall once hung.


A little closeup so you can see the print.


A matching bag with a drawstring...it turned out rather large, but I thought it was cool that way.


A smaller drawstring bag.


And my most favorite thing for mini_mum was the thread catcher! I never made one, and the tutorial I found online made it super easy! The flat blue check part on top is the weighted part she needs to put the weights in. Also, you can't tell but there are slots sewn in and the bucket is removable.
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« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2012 06:26:27 AM »

Love the thread catcher.
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« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2012 01:15:27 PM »

I think my partner got a little busy, so here are some photos of what I sent to her and her boys Smiley


I did!
Thank you for posting the pictures - I will post one of the thread catcher in action when I 'stuff' it Smiley

I LOVE everything I received. The bags for the boys are wonderful, as is the bunting and funnily enough we had found a selection of Pirate themed party bits (invites, party bags, table covers etc) very cheap (as in 10p each pack) in town a few days before the parcel arrived so guess the party theme for Miles in Feb! Grin

I have wanted a thread catcher FOREVER - I'm always having to pick up bits of thread, tiny fabric offcuts etc when I've been sewing or knitting, so hopefully this will help keep me a bit neater, and with the little pockets I might be able to find my scissors while I'm working too  Roll Eyes

Thank you raewolo, for my wonderful gifts, and organising a great swap.
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« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2012 06:19:25 PM »

I received a lovely package from PurplePaisley today!

A beautiful set of coasters:



And a matching set of placemats. 



Thank you so much for your beautiful work!
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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2012 07:23:28 PM »

What cute placemats and matching coasters! Great job PurplePaisley!!
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« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2012 07:37:03 PM »

Thank you . I hope you get lots of use out of them THimbles
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