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« Reply #130 on: May 17, 2006 09:37:52 PM »

I posted a comment about that needle roll in the other gallery, but I'll do it again.  It's amazing, mommabear.


Since Stifflersmom asked me to, here are pictures of what I sent her:

First mailing: 
(                      ) <--Silly, silly me.  I forgot to take pictures before I sent her the handpainted beads that aren't nearly as nice as the ones I found out she bought.  I put them in a last-minute crochet pouch to mail them.

Second mailing:
She thwarted me!  I pulled out the Knifty Knitter to keep her off my scent (I don't remember how to use my knitting needles!).  I planned to make a green wool purse, felt it, and accent it with light pink ribbon.  But she got one in another swap!  It wasn't felted, but it was the same idea.  Then I decided I wanted to try a cupcake hat on the loom.  It just wasn't going to work out, so I frantically turned it into a purse.  Not the best ever, but the deadline was looming.

Also:  a kanzashi pin and a brooch/bracelet set inspired by that awesome magazine "jewel" necklace in the Featured Projects (she said she liked it, but also that she doesn't wear necklaces).


Third mailing:
Time to get serious.  A shirt for her, a shirt for her little son, a flying monkey magnet, and a woven measuring tape purse/coin purse set.



Fourth mailing:
A book for her, and another for her son.  I work in a bookstore on weekends, and I thought it might be a hint.  I didn't reveal myself.  Hehehe.

I love the little Taschen collections of vintage images.  This was the last copy of the Las Vegas collection in the bookstore where I work!  Whew!  Art is a new release; it's about a boy named Art who does art, and it's really sweet. 

Fifth mailing--The Real Reveal:
 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
My plan all along was to give a hint in the fourth mailing (I work in a bookstore), and reveal myself with a craft.  One of her top six wishes for the swap included my mirror rosette brooches/hair clips ("girly hardware flower brooch").  I didn't want to give myself away too early, but it seemed silly not to fulfill the wish (plus, my ego took a li'l boost Wink).  So I mailed a pair of hair clips after the fourth mailing.  The envelope was like a fortress--or so I thought.  Alas, the card arrived a week later--without the contents.  But I finished another pair, and they're on their way to her right now.


For the record, I did post-stalk her.  Several times, however, her comments about post-stalking came after I made something she mentioned in her questionnaire.   Cheesy  (But I admit that I don't remember mine, either!)
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« Reply #131 on: May 17, 2006 09:45:05 PM »

Those hair clips are adorable!  Shocked Hehe...and the bag cracks me up! Great job, Bigmouth!
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« Reply #132 on: May 17, 2006 09:59:08 PM »

MUST STALK BIGMOUTH for a measuring tape bag... hmmmm...
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« Reply #133 on: May 17, 2006 10:07:29 PM »

A week ago, lasandri, I would have laughed.  I really thought that purse was going to be the death of me.  But I experimented with a couple pouches (I just had to do something with the notorious lavendar measuring tapes), and I actually figured out a good way to do it without making it harder than it needs to be.  (If you want to see:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=95899.0 )
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« Reply #134 on: May 18, 2006 06:27:08 AM »

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For the record, I did post-stalk her.  Several times, however, her comments about post-stalking came after I made something she mentioned in her questionnaire.     (But I admit that I don't remember mine, either!)
That's not quite right,  I did mention the after the first package arrived that you were an awesome post stalker, and painted beads, kanzashi and the jewels weren't on my wish list, but I do LOVE them! Cheesy:
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My secret FOCCER is quite the post stalker! Not only did she discover that I love painted beads,
but also that I am too much woman for one man, so she sent me three. E6000'd to a magnet.
She also discovered that I have a problem with my hoo-ha's and sent a magnet to remind me to keep an eye on them.

Here's a pic of the hoo-ha magnet, three men magnet, beads and pouch:

Here's the action pic I posted, as I couldn't leave the gorgeous beads alone, they had to be shown off in a bracelet I made just as soon as I got home from the PO, they look terrific along side the ones I bought on Etsy:

Here's a pic so you can see the clever kanzashi pin to identify me as a "Crafster out Thrifting":


Thanks again Bigmouth! You are the sluethy-est stalker ever!
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« Reply #135 on: May 18, 2006 06:48:34 AM »

Talented AND Hilarious...Bigmout h, you are a star! That tape measure bag will live on as a crafting legend for generations to come!!!
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« Reply #136 on: May 18, 2006 08:57:54 AM »

wooo woo! love em!

oh and little announcement:
and since there are a ton of people on this board (i get everyone at once), i just wanted to say i'm done with finals (*HOORAY*) and i'm going to the happiest place on earth (the florida one) this friday until next thursday! i'm super excited!!! i should have internet there but just in case. and i'm taking my kntting so i can send packages Smiley
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« Reply #137 on: May 18, 2006 10:17:59 AM »

So awesome lasandri, thanks for being a great FOC even with all your stress of school!  Have fun on your vacation!
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« Reply #138 on: May 18, 2006 11:10:53 AM »

wooo woo! love em!

oh and little announcement:
and since there are a ton of people on this board (i get everyone at once), i just wanted to say i'm done with finals (*HOORAY*) and i'm going to the happiest place on earth (the florida one) this friday until next thursday! i'm super excited!!! i should have internet there but just in case. and i'm taking my kntting so i can send packages Smiley

I have my two hardest tomorrow...you lucky lasandri! lol Congrats! and have fun in Florida!
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« Reply #139 on: May 18, 2006 11:34:39 AM »

So awesome lasandri, thanks for being a great FOC even with all your stress of school!  Have fun on your vacation!

are you kidding? the only thing that kept me sane was thinking, what would alice want???
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