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Topic: Old Fashioned Book Lover's Swap GALLERY, send by Feb 26 2013  (Read 34466 times)
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« Reply #180 on: March 14, 2013 07:27:01 AM »

really great additions to the gallery!
i love that very functional and very pretty bag you made, Kylie and i love Elyxandra's idea for a book mark at the next to the last (penultimate! havent used that in decades) chapter of the book. that's a great idea Cheesy

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« Reply #181 on: March 14, 2013 08:41:15 AM »

I love the miniature sewing kit and the watercolor bookmarks! Cute!!

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« Reply #182 on: March 14, 2013 07:53:06 PM »

I received from Eclectic Dreamer today! Grin

The book, Oryx and Crake:

I've been wanting to read this for a while! Grin  The sequel is on it's way to me as well! Grin


The one on the left says "Sometimes, a hug book is all you need to make you feel better", and the one on the right is Simon's cat Cheesy
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My cat was very interested in these Tongue

Knitting stitch markers that spell out "Read Books":

I've been learning how to knit, so these are great! Cheesy

A cute tote bag that folds and zips up:

The bag unfolded:
(It fits perfectly in my purse Smiley)

I love everything! Thank you Eclectic Dreamer! Grin

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« Reply #183 on: March 15, 2013 05:05:26 AM »

Yaay! I'm glad you love everything Smiley


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« Reply #184 on: March 15, 2013 01:23:02 PM »

Wow, Eclectic Dreamer--so many nice bookmarks!  And so many fun stitch markers!!  And what a really pretty and cool bag!  I've never seen one that zips closed, that is such a great idea.  Wonderful package!

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« Reply #185 on: March 16, 2013 10:39:07 PM »

<3 that zip tote Eclectic Dreamer  Cheesy

And gorgeous tote and bookmarks Elyxandra  Grin

But really, lets go back to that bag for a moment.  You made a sewing kit and a necklace, but that wasn't enough, you made an incredibly detailed bag too??

The Chinese inspired bag was my medium - it was such an easy to follow pattern from Sewphisti-cat Designs called "Louise's Bag" As soon as I saw a book with Chinese seamstress in the title the crafts I could make just started jumping out at me Smiley And you can't be a seamstress without a travel sewing kit so I had this cute one pinned http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/travel-sewing-kit-tutorial.html. Then out supply shopping (everyone know's this feeling) I saw these sewing charms for a very reasonable price and just had to make a vintage look pendant. This has been the funnest swap!! I'm glad you liked everything Nina  Cheesy

« Reply #186 on: March 16, 2013 10:43:09 PM »

Thanks again!
Totally loved it all !! ive already started using the stuff and reading the books and using the book mark in them and eating your snacks!!

oh yeah !  time to sample to tea!  great for sunday pm !! xxx
« Reply #187 on: March 18, 2013 05:49:58 AM »

Amazing new additions to the gallery everyone!

I had so much fun making the bookmarks and tote. I had a jar of resist fluid that I was dying to try out with my watercolours. I ended up using the same technique from the bookmark on the envelope swap with my calligraphy guild later that week! I just love the way certain colours pool together. I tried a zentangle with this method as well - it ended up with a blue, green and pink background with a white pattern - so pretty once you get the hang of it - give it a try!

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« Reply #188 on: June 11, 2013 03:11:42 PM »

I am craving another round of this swap!  I need a new book to read Wink

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