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« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2013 12:06:18 AM »

Today my tremendously awesome swap goodies from hawkeyes_girl arrived!  Like I said in the prior post, they had absolutely perfect timing.  Today has been so perfect, and truly feeling like spring!

Here's the group shot:

Everything is just so gorgeous!  I should have gotten pictures before I started opening stuff up, but I couldn't resits diving right in. 

A lovely rune set, complete with zipper bag- I adore the fabric! 
What type of wood are they made of?  They are just gorgeous, and feel wonderful.  I can't wait to really get into using them.  I love rune sets!

We did a bonus swap together too- She made me some totally amazing lotions and potions.  Wink 
Not pictured is a solid bar of beer-infused shampoo.  I assure everyone, it is delightful.  If you have seen Brave, you know what Merida's hair is like.  Well, mine is dirty blond/light brown instead of red and just slightly shorter.  Yes.  It goes EVERYWHERE.  Well, the shampoo was great for it, and made is very soft.  Love it!

I also delved into the Achy-Breaky lotion, and it is wonderful on sore joints and muscles.  Mmmm Smiley  I haven't yet tried the tincture, but it smells good- as does the Cold and Flu tea.  As soon as I finish my glass off water I'm going to try and make some of the tea. 

The All Purpose salve smells so good, and feels AWESOME on my dry hands.  Love the lavender, and you can't go wrong with tea tree (unless it gets in your eye- long standing joke with a friend and myself...).  Wink 

A really cool belt for festivals/camping etc.  It looks super cute, and I love the concept behind it!  Great idea for putting pockets from retired pants to use.  The batik fabric is awesome too. 
And the headband- more beautiful batik and it actually goes really well with this cute wrap skirt I found in the swap box on Monday!  Cheesy  I think I may wear at least the headband to first time homebuyer class tomorrow. 

May Pole Candle!  I love the orange ribbons.  Smiley  Plus, look at the moonstone on top- it is a beautiful ring!  (That I couldn't seem to get a good picture of.  I'm the queen of blurry pictures tonight for close ups.)  It's amazing- the wire wrap is so neat, and silver!  I've actually been wearing it since snapping that picture.  Moonstone is one of my favorites. 

A May Queen Crown of forsythia.   Grin  How did you know the forsythia is one of the spring plants I miss the most from back East?  It's so cheerful and embodies one of the first flowers of spring that I remember from growing up. 

A really amazing necklace with mother of pearl beads that are shaped like shark teeth.  It looks great on too!  I wish my boyfriend was around, I would have included a true shot of me with it on to show how nice it looks!  It's really wild and cool, and me!  Cheesy 

Plus some beautiful decorative wire designs.  I really want to incorporate them in some sort of mobile this summer! 

Thank you so very much- I do love everything.  You really hit the nail on the head for things I enjoy, I just can't get over the fabric you used on the headband, pouch, and belt too.  Lovely!  Everything is just wonderful.   Grin  You were a great partner- crafting for you was a blast, and I couldn't be happier with everything!  Thank you a million times over! 

Looking to de-stash cross stitch magazines, particularly Cross Stitch Gold or New Stitches?  Please drop me a line!  I'd love to swap or buy some missing from my library!
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« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2013 10:11:47 AM »

That forsythia wreath is so realistic looking, it's like it was just cut from the bush! I've come to take springtime forsythia for granted, and I forgot that it's a southern and eastern thing. Pussywillows just aren't as cheerful, however nice they may be. (I grew up just south of the Yukon border, so I'm very familiar with your climate, Listessa!)

And beer-infused solid shampoo? It makes me wish I still had hair to wash! Grin


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« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2013 01:04:19 PM »

Aw thanks Wulf!

I don't think I'll be joining the BOS swap this time but I think I'll stalk for now. I love seeing what this group does!

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« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2013 06:44:46 AM »

Great package!  Love that utility belt!  I think I will have to make some of those for myself and my girls Smiley  

Organizer's Note- I think we are just waiting on one more package to make its way home Smiley  I have updated the feedback so all but one should have a free spot to sign up for more swaps lol  Grin
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« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2013 07:04:33 AM »

You're right, Ani, those utility belts would be brilliant for kids. Boys, girls, any age - you can keep changing the style, size and look of the pouches to keep up with their likes and activities. Could include holders for a water bottle, notebook, cell phone, change, water pistol, ray gun, zombie-killing axe, time machine - you name it! And if they're the right age, you could teach them to make pouch mock-ups out of bristol board, to design ones that are just right for what they're doing. Then when they're sure it's right, a helpful parent can re-create the pouches in fabric. The design process itself might be more fun than wearing the utility belt



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« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2013 03:55:20 PM »

I received today from P_E_S_T, and it was so worth the wait. I cried it was so beautiful!! I feel like I owe her something amazing. Truly, I love every single piece.
First there is the card and it had a kitty on it, so I thought I would share.

And here are all my packages, labelled and ready to go. She gave titles to each package, which I love.

Parcel#1 - "she birthed a landscape" This is so beautiful in person. I truly cannot even describe.

Parcel #2 - May the ribbons catch hold of the words and weave their way into your life. I have hung these on the "tree" by my altar and they are so beautiful.

Parcel #3 - because your "words" inspire me She used a quote from my about me blurb, and it is beautiful. The text reads I can say things to you in writing that I will never say aloud.

Parcel #4 - A gift to help you birth something new - A loom to make flowers. I can't wait to try it out.

I love every bit and if you want to see more I am going to post more photos to my blog. I am overwhelmed by the awesome. Thank you so much Jolene, you are an amazing partner and I feel blessed to have gotten to swap with you.

« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2013 04:13:00 PM »

What an amazing package P_E_S_T! I love how they have their own titles.  That felted goddess is stunning! It looks super soft and textured Smiley  Great Work!

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« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2013 09:02:45 PM »

I'm just so so so pleased it all arrived in one piece. Gosh did it take its time xxx I love that you hung those ribbons on a tree, and I'm Hugely touched thAt you welcomed my parcel with tears.
This has to be one of the best bits About craftster - that our labours are met with appreciation rather than the stifled grunt I often get from well meaning family !!!


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