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« Reply #120 on: January 10, 2014 07:11:46 AM »

I got a wonderful thank you gift from Princesspimp81! I will get pics posted this weekend. She did get her angel package.  Grin
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« Reply #121 on: January 10, 2014 10:33:01 AM »

Oh Christmassy party goers - I am so sad I haven't been able to post up pictures of the bounteous wonderment that Ratfinks put together for me. Lets just say its been a mega couple of weeks launching into 2014 !
So firstly, for those who didn't read in the blast ratfinks wrote for me, I really encouraged her to recycle and re-use and re-purpose and boy did she do well.
Secondly, I have to apologise firstly and say that because I have taken my photos after the Christmas tidy up, there are a few items missing from the photo gallery - so I have asked Ratfinks to post up her photos of the bits I miss.

The stocking is one of those things I don't have photos of, but let me explain that I asked Ratfinks To make a santas sack for our soul daughter - Helene (she is our foster daughter), it was a beautiful black satin one with a lovely lacey top and a ribbon, sadly the name was wrong but it only took a few stitches to sort it.

Ok, so firstly the little bits....... Ratfinks made a felt penguin for each of my boys, she also bought them some reindeer food which we didn't find till after Christmas lol (that shows how good I was at not ruffling through the box !!!) and so we will use them next year. SHe made a little bee key ring for my husband, she also bought a book for each of the boys and a little craft kit. Helene also got a "welcome to Uni life" kit Smiley We also got some gold hanging decorations and a little snowman, and a magnet for my fridge Smiley


I also got a lovely felted wall hanging which Im going to add to my prayer flags and hang it in my barn Smiley


This is a wonderful festoon of jewels - at least a metre and a half, all strung on a good sturdy wire - at Christmas we had these along our fireplace but they will be going to the barn, Im going to wrap them round a beam Smiley


Some lovely turquoise jewellery which I wore last weekend to a dinner date. Your beading on that bracelet is superb and I cant believe it was your first attempt Ratfinks !!!


Now some gorgeous knitted bunting accented with beads - this so has a place in the barn - I just added some superglue to the ends of each triangle to stop it gathering x


A lovely fun mirror with a wonderful statement, which Im sure is close to Ratfinks heart x


And my most most most most most favourite thing ever ever ever - this hanging windchime made from silver cutlery. - I have a long beaded candle holder which this hangs perfectly over creating the most amazing ceiling centre piece. Soooo many friends have commented, and Ratfinks - - Did you hear it chime Huh Its BLISS - like a cathedral bell

Look at the twisty fork prongs Smiley


Thankyou so much for your patience dearest one xxxx I loved swapping with you - and I cant wait to welcome you into the barn when its finished Smiley)))
Maybe we can get some of the USA craftsters over for a UK crafting convention at my barn
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« Reply #122 on: January 10, 2014 11:42:20 AM »

Don't worry about delay in posting - as I said, Life happens!!! *hugs*

Here is the sack I made for Helene - I am sorry again I got the name wrong -  so stupid of me - but glad it was easily fixable!!




a close up of the embroidery - the snow is made from tiny silver coloured beads / spacers



The top -


the sack initially was a skirt - with the black fabric as the lining and the black / white polka dots the outer layer. The lace was a table cloth I bought - I cut the middle out and used it on the university box - and sewed the outside to the top of the sack.

The uni box:
inside it was a notebook, a diary, pens, a different notebook and this owl pencil holder - oh and chocolate!

The owl was a wooden one found in a charity shop - I drilled a pen size hole in his head and then painted him black and white / silver.



The gold glittery baubles:


made from air drying clay I had in my stash - painted with a metallic gold and then covered in gold glitter glue.

I made these coasters from hama beads (same as perler) but over melted them as I preferred the affect - then glued felt onto the bottom of them.


She requested I make her some food pouches lined with denim - so I made these from material I found in a charity shop and an old pair of my jeans


I think that was about all!

The snowman did have a carrot nose when he left here - that seems to have come off during his journey - sorry!


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« Reply #123 on: January 10, 2014 11:43:12 AM »

I meant to say - I am glad you liked things, even if they werent perfect - a lot of time and love went into each of the items Cheesy
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« Reply #124 on: January 10, 2014 11:51:29 AM »

Thank you for putting those other bits up xxx the wooden owl is being used to contain all her insence I think Wink
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« Reply #125 on: January 10, 2014 12:05:59 PM »

That's quite alright Smiley Glad she is getting use from it! keep in touch Mrs - you're not allowed to disappear now we have finished Cheesy
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« Reply #126 on: January 12, 2014 09:59:19 AM »

Thank you all for participating in the 2013 Christmas Stocking Swap!  I hope to see you all in 2014!
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« Reply #127 on: January 13, 2014 06:30:36 AM »

This is from the thank you package that Princesspimp81 sent me!
It is a really fun gingerbread box with some goodies inside.
sorry the pics are so dark



I may try and look for the pics I took of my angel package that I sent if she isn't able to post pics.
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« Reply #128 on: January 13, 2014 06:47:27 AM »

How sweet! I guess she really liked your package then, eh Beeker?
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« Reply #129 on: January 13, 2014 07:26:43 AM »

Here's my angel package
I tried to stuff everything I could in one box  Grin I'm not sure I got everything pictured, you know how it is when you start stuffing things in a box.  Wink







I had a lot of fun putting it together!
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