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Title: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on September 11, 2007 11:15:12 PM
Feel free to comment all you like now that all the mini galleries have been posted. Thanks!

To everyone involved in this swap... please try to post clickable thumbnails.

To everyone not involved in this swap....sorry to make you allso jealous with all of our 78 presents. Maybe we will see you in the 12 Days of Christmas 2008? :)


Here's where we'll keep track of who has sent and who received:
If your name is in green, you have sent.
If your partners name is in blue, your partner has received.
If your name is red, you have notified me that you will be sending late.
If your name is struck through, you have received feedback.
If your name is glowing, you must contact me immediately!

kishcrafts DC#s 0103 8555 7492 9600 3720 & 0103 8555 7492 8551 7962 days 11-2 ---> RiRa
kishcrafts Day 12 sent on 12/8 ---> RiRa
kishcrafts --> RiRa

little green dragonfly 11/29 international Days 12-3, ---> picklesticks
little green dragonfly 12/10 international Days 2-1 ---> picklesticks
little green dragonfly  sent international ---> coryjo

dragonslair   12/03 DC# 0307 0020 0002 3038 0327 Days 12-2, ---> RobertaMac
dragonslair 12/10 sent day 1 DC# 0307 0020 0002 3037 5774---> RobertaMac


RobertaMac 11/27 DC#03061070000355503512 Days 12-6, 3-4 DC#0306107000035550373 4 Days 5,2-1---> dragonslair

xx_kellybean 11/28 DC# 0307 0020 0004 1005 2716 Days 12-7, ---> dropdeadsuzie
xx_kellybean 12/10 DC#0307 1790 0001 7423 0978 Days 6-1 ---> dropdeadsuzie

Gomerriffic 11/30 DC#0306107000036900586 6 ---> raynbow
Gomerriffic 12/12 DC# 0307179000044107968 2 ---> raynbow

hellobint 11/25 International Days 12-4,2 2nd shipment days 3 & 1 ---> 2711 all days received


dyingtolive 12/03 UPS 1Z5711E50192214830 days 12-7 ---> firebird1919
dyingtolive will send the remaining days on 12/17---> firebird1919


krafty_kelly 11/29 #0002 1510 0015 1914  Days 12-7,  ---> Lunanne
krafty_kelly 12/10 #0002 1510 0015 8814 :( ---> Luanne


lady4feet 11/29 UPS #1ZAV95580379863099 Days 12-6, ---> MissDisney
lady4feet 12/10 UPS #1ZAV95580314508808 Days 5-1 sent to resort---> MissDisney

RiRa  11/29 DC#s 0306 2400 0002 6841 3575 and 0479 7712 9160 0103 5369 Days 11-7, ---> kishcrafts
RiRa 12/10 Days 12,6-1 DC#0306240000026842276 8 and 0306240000026842283 6 and 0306 2400 0002 6842 2829 ---> kishcrafts
RiRa 12/10 DC#0306240000026842274 4---> coryjo


bluesparkie 11/29 DC#0416 6055 1030 0703 7640---> SewingLori
bluesparkie 12/10 DC# 0416 6055 1030 0703 83395 Days 4-1 ---> SewingLori

2711 11/29 international Days 12-1 ---> hellobint

dogsarecool  11/29 FedEx #120545260012149 Days 11-7, 5, 2, 1, 12/10 Days 12, 6, 4-3 FEDEX 120545260012446 ---> danceisthenewmosh

Oops Creations 11/27 DC#s 0306 2400 0002 7175 2579 & 0306 2400 0002 7175 2586 -Days 12-7, --> maremare312
Oops Creations 12/10 Days 6-1 DC#0460 4371 1460 2501 3021 ---> maremare312

TAOJ 11/28 international---> Duckie

WYOKrista 11/26 DC# 0306 0320 0003 0500 9588 Days 12-6,2, 12/10 DC#0307 1790 0004 9022 9175 Days 5-4,1 ---> lilgothkatt
WYOkrista  12/10 DC#0307 1790 0004 9022 9168---> coryjo

redheadskydiver 11/21 DC# 03062400000341570935 & 03062400000341570973 All 12 days ---> gingerquilts

SewingLori 11/28 DC#03063030000035749267, ---> bluesparkie
SewingLori 12/10 DC#0306244000007935669 6 Days 4,1 ---> bluesparkie

tristitia 11/24 DC# 0307 1790 0003 7599 8714 Days 12-8, 6, 3-2, 12/10 DC#0307179075999148 Days 7,5,1 ---> Bugaboo1

wax51  12/03 DC# 03062400000200449013 days 12-2, prt of day 1---> stellato_escuro  
wax51 12/14 last part of day 1 DC#0461040672005304849 9---> stellato_escuro DC# says it was delivered but NO PM yet

halblingefrau  11/29 DC# 04610406720013026253 Days 11-9, 7 ---> casslyra
halblingefrau  12/12 DC# 0307002000040681992 7 day 12 sent overnight --- casslyra
hablingfrau 12/12 DC#0461040672001302659 8 and 0461040672001302660 4---> casslyra
hablingfrau 12/20 EB755043883US days 2 * 1---> casslyra

casslyra 12/01 DC# 0103 8555 7491 9587 9457 and 0103 8555 7491 8539 3697 Days 12-8, 5 part of 7 and 6, ---> halblingefrau
casslyra 12/10 DC#0103855574932200827 9 and DC#0103855574930124406 3 ---> halblingefrau
casslyra all remaining days---> hablingfrau

MissDisney 12/01 UPS 1Z R32 61W 03 9486 983 1 Days 12-7  ---> lady4feet
MissDisney days 6,4-1 sent by UPS no tracking # provided ---> lady4feet
MissDisney day 5 ---> lady4feet

gala_apples 11/26 international Days 12-8, 6-1  ---> alteredmommy
gala_apples 12/6 international day 7---> alteredmommy

Lunanne 11/26 International All 12 days ---> krafty_kelly

Duckie 11/29 international Days 12-7, ---> TAOJ
Duckie  12/10 international days 6-1 2 boxes---> TAOJ

stellato_escuro 11/29 Box #1; Days 1,2,4-6 2nd shipment days 7-12
DC#0306107000030281315 Box #2; Day 3 DC#0306107000030281308 DC# 0306107000003028134 6
---> wax51

maremare312 11/28 UPS tracking 1z97x1580388040305 Days 12-7 , DC#0307 0020 0000 4698 6645 days 6-1 ---> oops creations

maremare312 12/6 DC#0307 0020 0000 4698 6638 Days 8-9 ---> coryjo

CrafterInIL 11/29 FedEx 058999870107971 ---> Calsters

lilgothkatt 11/27 DC# 04965426364012041005 Days 12-8, ---> WYOKrista
lilgothkatt 12/10 day 1 DC# 0496542636401204200 2 and days 2-7 DC# 0496542636401204199 9 ---> WYOKrista

Kmac 11/29 DC# Days 12-6, most of 7,  ---> sezouli
Kmac 12/10 DC#0307 1790 0004 1597 043412  Days 6-1 ---> sezouli

DropDeadSuzie 11/27 DC# 0306 2400 0000 9971 5718 & 0306 2400 0000 9971 5701 All 12 Days ---> xx_kelybean

Bugaboo1  11/29 DHL 24685591954 Days 12-5, 2  ---> tristitia
Bugaboo1  12/10 DC# 0307002000004705816 7 Days 4-3,1 ---> tristitia
Bugaboo1 DC#0307002000044451028 2 days 12-11 ---> coryjo

sezouli 11/28 DC#0306 1070 0003 5705 9918---> Kmac
sezouli 12/14 DC#0306107000035705638 2  Days 6-1 ---> Kmac

biggreenfeet FLAKED ---> gwenyvarr
Angels have been found

superhooker 11/27 DC# 03062400000322076579 Days 12-7, 2-3, ---> Luxielou
superhooker 12/7 DC#0307179000002561791 0 and DC#0307179000002561792 7 ---> Luxielou

alteredmommy 11/29 international Days 12-7, 12/10 international Days 6-1---> gala_apples

picklesticks 12/05 international all 12 days sent---> little green dragonfly  

Calsters 11/30 DC#0307 0020 0002 5724 0789 and 0307 0020 0002 5724 0772 Days 12-7, ---> CrafterinIL
Calsters 12/10 DC#0307 0020 0002 5724 1274 all remaining days except day 6 ---> CrafterinIL

danceisthenewmosh 11/29 DC# 0307 1790 0003 7939 6790 Days 12-6---> dogsarecool
danceisthenewmosh 12/10 UPS No DC# provided Days 5-1 ---> dogsarecool

coryjo 11/28
Bugaboo1 DC#03060320000539559354
little green dragonfly international
maremare312 DC# 03060320000539559330
RiRa DC# 03060320000539559347
kishcrafts  12/10 DC#0306032000053956004 6
WYOkrista  12/10 DC#0306032000053956003 9
edel 12/10 international
TAOJ 12/10 international

Catrinau DC#03052710000290536414 Days 12-7,  --->bronzfrog
Catrinau DC# 03061070000516504815 Days 6-1 --> bronzfrog

travelbug 11/29 international Days 12-7 ---> edel
travelbug 12/12 international days 6-1 ---> edel

edel 11/21 international All 12 days---> travelbug
edel 12/10 international day 2 ---> coryjo

LuxieLou 11/28 FedEx 258076510122032 Days 12-7, ---> superhooker
Luxielou 12/10  fedex 468417210039384 Days 6-1 ---> superhooker

firebird1919 11/28 DC# 03070020000057961297 Days 12-6,  ---> dyingtolive
firebird1919 12/10 DC#0305 2710 0001 3641 4142 Days: 5,4,3,2, 1/2 of 1 ---> dyingtolive
firebird1919 12/18 2nd part of day 1 DC# 0306 1070 0002 9418 0744 ---> dyingtolive DC# says it was delivered but NO PM yet

gwenyvarr 12/10 Days 12-7
DCN :0307 1790 0001 2149 8895,  Days 6-1 DCN: 0307 1790 0001 2149 8925
---> biggreenfeet <-- she flaked on her end

bronzfrog 12/12 Dc# 0307 0020 0000 6525 0062 days 12-10 ---> Catrinau
bronzfrog 12/14 DC#0306 3030 0002 2104 0994 ---> Catrinau

gingerquilts 11/29 DC# 0307 1790 0004 5343 5759 Days 12-6, 3-2, 12/10 DC#0307 1790 0005 3630 4989 Days 5-4,1 ---> redheadskydiver

raynbow 11/30 DC#0480 5228 7800 4306 1277 Days 12-7---> Gomerriffic  
raynbow 12/10 UPS 1Z6275330343599702 Day 1 ---> Gomerrific
raynbow  12/12 DCN 0480 5228 78002105 5090 days 2-6 ---> Gomerrific


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on September 11, 2007 11:15:46 PM
I am sooo late in posting these pics, but here is what was in the "surprise" package RiRa sent me around Halloween. Sorry it took me so long to put these up.  :-*

A lovely journal (that I am currently carrying in my purse), a sparkly rhinestone-y, bead-y pen that I absolutely LOVE and haven't lost. I am bad about losing pens, but this one is so precious to me, I am going to treasure it always! And a pair of very "kish" hair clips, which I wore to Church last Sunday.

A a cute Christmas Stocking with the letter K, it was filled with Halloween candy when it arrived but between me and mr. kishcrafts, it was eaten up very quickly. haha

    (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN4378.jpg)      (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN4375.jpg)

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TEASER pic what RiRa is going to be receiving. Included in this picture are days 11-2

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/kishnawoo/pic0054-1.jpg)

p.s. I used photoshop and blurred out the writing on the tags so that RiRa cannot see what days go with which packages.  ;D

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On the 12th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me.... A big red tub full of cookies!

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/kishnawoo/pic060-1.jpg)
YUM-O. This is what the tub looked like AFTER I caught mr. kishcrafts devouring them this morning before work! GRRR! HE ate ALL the peanut butter ones!

On the 11th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me.... 11 pair of BEAUTIFUL earrings!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5096.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5094.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5093.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5091.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5089.jpg)
The individual pictures are of my FAVORITES, but I love all of them! I am wearing the blackbeaded ones on NYE. :)

On the 10th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me.... 10 "yearly holiday" inspired felt brooches!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5116.jpg)
I have already worn the snowman and present and got rave reviews for them from a friend of mine and a lady at the PO.

On the 9th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me.... Knifty Knitter instructions & hook, jewelry making finidings/tools, pretty yarn, crochet hook
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5115.jpg)
the crochet hook has mysteriously disappeared, I think my BFF may have borrowed it without asking.  ::)

On the 8th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me.... Yummy smelling bath/relaxing goodies! 3 heat/cold therapy bags (1 large, 1 medium and 1 eye pillow type), bath salt/scrub, a candle, bath fizzes
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5122.jpg)
mr. kishcrafts had a sore neck last week and even though he usually hates "girly" smelling things he personally requested that I heat up one of the heat therapy bags for him, it helped him a great deal and he has claimed the larger one as his own.

On the 7th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me.... Loads of kitchen cooking/baking goodies!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5111.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5106.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5105.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5103.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5102.jpg) The apron is AWESOME! I love that it is reversible. There are 2 more cookie cutters (gingerbread boy & girl) but they were used already and were in the dishwasher when this picture was taken. I can't believe she actually paid attention to all my craftster rambling posts because she saw that I really wanted one of the whisks they had @ Target in the $1/$2.50 section. Love it!

On the 6th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me....  Handpainted Glass Christmas Tree Ornaments!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5099.jpg)
The yellow star one didn't survive the long trip across the USA but the other 5 are fine and are super cute!

On the 5th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me.... a punch needle embriodery starter kit!! WOOT! I LOVE IT!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5114.jpg)

On the 4th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me.... a knitted hat & matching scarf in a gray/silver, black and white scheme. I wore the hat almost all afternoon and evening yesterday. An awesome Pink Kitty and paws felt appliqued pair of black sweatpants. a lovely mug with a big bag of cocoa mix.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5123.jpg)
The kitty pants were in the washer/dryer the day I took these photos, I will post a picture of them at a later date. And the mug & cocoa are in the Day 7 pic.

On the 3th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me....  Stenciled Tshirts! WOOT! mr.kishcrafts & I got matching Guitar Hero tshirts. I got a Nightmare B4 Christmas inspired tshirt, and mr.kishcrafts got a Storm Trooper tshirt.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5110.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5109.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5108.jpg)

On the 2th Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me 2 mini tote bags and 2 "cosmetic" type bag to keep me organized all 4 items are made out of realy cute and unique fabrics. :) These have already been put to good use for WIPs and to help organizer my purse.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5086.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5085.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5083.jpg) (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5082.jpg)

On the last Day of Craftstermas, my lovely partner sent to me 1 AWESOME black hoodie with pink kitty cat ears! WOOT!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/kishna/DSCN5125.jpg)

Thanks RiRa for being a wonderful swap partner. I am so happy that we got to becoem good friends and will be life long swap partners!  :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on September 12, 2007 05:56:45 AM
Below are teh items i received from Picklesticks and coryjo
Underneath that is what i sent picklesticks.

My cammera has decided removing some photos is much more fun then allowing me access - therefore I give you some of the highlights :)

thankyou Picklesticks and coryjo.

Day 12

On the 12th DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
12 packs of pretty paper - to feed my growing (huge) addiction :P



Day 11

On the 11th DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
11 gorgeous buttons - that fit my interest very intensly!


check it out - theres Daria, The chasers :P, Ever After, a dragonfly i actually graffittied - one my racebook page (serious stalking there!) lizards :P
And the pouch that they were pinned to ;D


Day 10

On the 10th DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
10 stringed up lollies.
On the 10th DAy of Christmas Coryjo sent to me:
10 tree oranaments - cute shrinky dink types :)


Day 9

On the 9th DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
9 xmas stuffies for the tree - candy canes, trees adn snow men :)

Day 8

On the 8th DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
a monster bag of knittings with a set of knitting needles and 6 roles of wools :)
litterly a monster bag - it has fangs adn a huge mouth :P


Day 7

On the 7th DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
7 paper angels - for the tree?

Day 6

On the 6th DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
a chrochet set - needle, wool, patterns :P

Day 5

On the 5th DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
5 pouches :P including 2 fleted adn 1 in the shape of a fishie!

Day 4

On the 4th DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
4 felt stuffies (mni) broaches :P
including a bee - which is reall cute!

Day 3

On the DAy of Christmas Picklesticks sent to me:
3 winter warmies - even tho its summer  - lol
the rainbow scarf from my wist :P and a pair of fingerless gloves  - so comfy!


Day 2
2 Jars of Whimsie


Day 1
A red Bag :)

thankyou girlies :P

To Picklesticks

Day123
12 seighs garland and a bonus paper cmaking book - how to

Day 11
Garden supplies day
Pickletcks likes gardeing -but has no room for one - so i sent her everything she needs for  a miniture garden. - pot, tote, seeds, etc.

Day 10
10 mini note pads

Day 9
9 random items
including: christmas pegs (for cards) bead diy kit, cookies kit, bunny etc.

Day 8
8 mini stuffies - including: fish, tiger, frog, elephant

Day 7
7 beaded cherry napkin rings

Day 6
6 pots of whimsie

Day 5
poly clay kit - including clay, book and all supplies needed

Day 4
4 pieces of jewellery
including 2 bracelets and rings

Day 3
3 reindeers - 1 decopaged, 2 painted

Day 2
2 christmas stars - wooden 3d - atered with paper and paint

Day 1
Advent calender tree - with little boxes for each 24 days
each day had a mini pressie,
including a clay miniture of the nativity scene, small teddy, lollies, chocolates, stamps.

I hope she liked them :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on September 12, 2007 01:14:08 PM
To save space since I can't do thumbnails I will condense each day

DAY 12

Twelve beautiful votive candle holders each with a white candle.  One for each day of the swap.
I am so addicted to candles.  Thank You

Please excuse the date on the pics.  My five year old reset my camera and now it picks and chooses it's own dates anyone know how to program an AVIV combo cam?


(http://www.dropshots.com/)

I JUST LOVE SNOWFLAKES!! And they are on most of the candles.
To bad it doesn't snow here.


DAY 11

6 Polymer Clay handled hooks and 5 colors of yarn

2 colors escaped pics.... will retake

(http://www.dropshots.com/)


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU  A girl can never have too many hooks especially pretty handled ones or too much really soft yarn.  I think I am in crocheters heaven.  I've have just been told the handles glow in the dark.   COOL!!

Day 10

3 dish cloths
6 dish scrubbers
1 Snow Globe picture frame

(http://www.dropshots.com/)

I absolutely love dish cloths but have a habit of not making any for myself.  So Thank You
The picture frame/ snowglobe will be fiding itself containing a pic of the children as soon as we get them in.  Thank You from all of us (Especially Kate who has recently developed a thing for snowglobes)

Day 9

9 Styrofoam ornaments with beads sequins and pins

(http://www.dropshots.com/)

My naked tree is naked no more. Thank You.  I have always loved this style, my mom had some on her tree when we were growing up.

Day 8

4 flat ceramic ornaments w/ snowmen
   She left the backs blank for the kids names
4 glass balls decorated with polyclay

I am so jealous of polyclay artists. I just recently (about 3 months ago) bought my first clay and it has me baffled

(http://www.dropshots.com/)
(http://www.dropshots.com/)

Thank You they are beautiful.

Day 7

Sorry for the lag in this pic I was sick yesterday.

7 Painted ornaments, her kids helped with these.
The tree ornament escaped I will have to find it.

(http://www.dropshots.com/)

Thank You so much they really brighten up the house.

Day 6

A KNITTING KIT !!!!!!!!

I am trying to learn now I have everything I need...

A Knitpickers case  customized for me!!!
7 Sets of Needles
1 cable needle
row counter
gauge guide
assorted markers and acessories
DebbieStoller's Stitch and Bitch The Knitters Handbook
Boye I Taught Myself Knitting
knitsimple magazine Fall 2007
Penny Hill's Learn to Knit

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU  YOU ARE THE BEST

(http://www.dropshots.com/)
(http://www.dropshots.com/)

SORRY BEEN AWAY ON VACATION
Here are the final days

DAY 5
TREATS

Dreamsicle Fudge
Pumpkin Fudge
Kiss Cookies
Crackle Cookies
Hot Chocolate Mix

(http://www.dropshots.com/)

Day 4
POLY CLAY DIY

Molds
Clay
Tools
a book about how to make Dragons

(http://www.dropshots.com/)

Day 3

Scarf Hat Mittens 

(http://www.dropshots.com/)

Day 2

Bulletin Board   (I kept saying I would buy one of these but never did)
Necklace SNOWFLAKE!!!!!!
(Shown here on Kate's Birthday Dress)

(http://www.dropshots.com/)

(http://www.dropshots.com/)

Day 1

A beautiful winter ceramic snow scene with a mirror lake she painted herself.  And bonus 4 baby dragons from her collection.

Pics to come later when camera recharges from trip.

Thank you so much RobertaMac.  I loved it all.  You were a wonderful partner.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on September 12, 2007 01:48:47 PM
The Teasers!

This is the first stash I received from Dragonslair, and then about twenty minutes after I packed it all up, the other box came.
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/robertamac78/swaps/PICT0013.jpg)

Day 12
One snowman tin, one container of snowflake mix, and ten yummy recipes.
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/robertamac78/swaps/PICT0015-1.jpg)

Day 11:
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/robertamac78/swaps/PICT0001a-1.jpg)

Two skeins of Holly yarn, two Tinkerbell craft kits, a melty bead turtle kit, two summer sticker pads, a pair of scalloped scissors, Rick-Rack (Because you can never, NEVER have enough!), a package of chipboard alpha letters, and a box of findings. (Ignore the beaded ornaments in the background, it's what I was working on when midnight hit!)

Day 10 Deck The Halls
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/robertamac78/swaps/PICT0005a.jpg)

I received six hand painted ornaments, a beautiful blue-green, and silver! Three ornaments with tiny candy canes in them. And three peppermint sticks with little guys in stockings peeking out at me. There's a Santa, snowman and a gingerbread man. Yay! Thank you.

Day 9
I received two packages of embroidery floss, an embroidery pattern, a cross stitch kit (that says who are these kids and why are they calling me mom? Perfect for me!), two embroidery hoops, a needle, some cloth, and an adhesive board. Thank you so much!

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/robertamac78/swaps/PICT0017b.jpg)


Day 8
De-stress was my theme today. And with the last few days I've had, you'll never know how happy I was opening this. I received a peppermint pillow, and crocheted secret guy, (who when I opened it I squealed to my husband, who is on the phone with me as I open all my gifts, I thought it was a zombie gingerbread man! Silly me.) Packets of tea, and hot cocoa, a box of peppermint tea, two boxes of those metal stress balls in two different sizes.
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/robertamac78/swaps/PICT0015a.jpg)

Oh, but is there something missing here?
Something that made me do the Snoopy Dance in the middle of my living room at ten after midnight?
Well, they're on my feet.
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/robertamac78/swaps/PICT0016a.jpg)

Crocheted Mary Janes!
I have wanted these ever since I saw them!
They are sooooo comfy!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Day 7 Joy

I was confused when I opened the card. But when I opened the package, I understood completely. Such kitchey goodness!
I got a bottle of Joy dish soap, with three crocheted dresses for it! Plus two  crocheted hot pads, and a scrubber(?)
Bow down to my partner! She is a crochet Goddess! Thank You!

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/robertamac78/swaps/PICT0013c.jpg)

Day 6 Do you believe?
Today was my oldest daughter, Brandy's day.
She got a hide a book with fairy stickers, two journals with faries on them, a pin cushion, and a fleece scarf with flower cut out on the ends! She loves them! It was all I could do to get her to bring the stuff back so I could take the picture. She says Thank You!


Day 5 Cars
Today was for Jimmy!
He got a Cars sticker sheet, Cars crayons, a CD/DVD of Rudolph and Friends, a package of candy cane cocoa, candy corn popcorn, animal crackers, and a fleece blanket that is quilted! He loves the blanket so much, he demanded that he sleep with it. (Yes, we were up past midnight, I was frosting cookies for the school parties today.) He is so happy! Thank you so much!


Day 4
Nikki's day! She got a little teapot, with a cozy and cloth. As well as a bunch of cookie cutters. We've already used the cookie cutters on Christmas cookies. She loves to have teatime now as well. Thank you so much!


Day 3
Three more relax pillows with peppermint smell. And a package of coffee. Thank you.


Day 2
For Brandy. She got a beautiful necklace and earrings. Took me forever to track her down and take a picture of these. She loves them, thank you!


Day 1
A crocheted handbag! With a flower on the outside, and fall like fabric on the inside. This is so perfect, and it resides in my purse, it holds my wallet and coin tin, so when I just need to take that, all I've got to do is grab it and go. Thank you so much!



And here is a picture of Dragonslair's Day 1 I sent her:

I painted it up for her. I don't have detail shots though. I'm such a perfectionist it took me three weeks to get 'right'!

/end gallery.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dyingtolive on September 12, 2007 02:33:11 PM
The first thing out of my package from Shauna (firebird1919) was for my little girl for her 2nd birthday!  It was a really adorable coloring book and melted star crayon.  I will post a picture tomorrow.  My daughter LOVED it!  And she says "Tank eww" Shauna!  ;D

On the 12th Day of Christmas firebird1919 gave to me...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94837)
12 white chocolate roses
and a Low-Fat Recipe Book
Yes, I know it says 12 roses, but they are so yummy!  I am really trying to lose weight so I am eating 1 a day as you suggested Shauna.  Thank you so much.  They are SO good!  Also, the recipe book was so thoughtful of you and so was your kind note.  I can't wait to cook something out of it!

On the 11th Day of Christmas I received...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94838)
11 BEAUTIFUL pieces of jewelry.  I seriously love every single one of them.  I can't wait to go somewhere this week so I can wear the Christmas ones!  TOO CUTE!

On the 10th Day of Christmas my partner gave to me...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94840)
10 REALLY cute headbands!  I LOVE the one with bright music notes!

On the 9th Day of Christmas, I received...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94841)
9 Butterfly Things!! This is my favorite so far!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything! 
There is a tote bag, a beautiful pair of earrings and matching bracelet, a cookie cutter, a stamp, stickers, and 2 really pretty pieces of fabric. 

On the 8th Day of Christmas…

8 Christmas decorations.  1 wreath that I ended up putting a red candle in the middle of (which looked great) and 7 ornaments.  I especially love the personalized ones.  Too cute!

On the 7th Day Chloe Received…

2 pieces of really cute, soft flannel.  I plan on making her some PJs with these.  Also, 4 cute coloring books, made by Shauna.  Also, she got a really neat, painted “C” that she promptly put in her room.  She loves everything.  Thank you for thinking of her!

On the 6th Day I received…
A “Learn How to Crochet” Kit.  Shauna made me a really awesome book with instructions on learning to crochet.  I also got two really gorgeous skeins of yarn.  And 3 hooks.  I am very excited to get started.  I am sorry I have no picture of this.  My camera decided to give up one me :/

On the 5th Day of Christmas…

A mirror, etched with butterflies.  A really adorable flower pot that was painted by Shauna that I can use to save for my “Craft Fund.” Some really, really COOL tape.  And some monkey key covers that I have been wanting SO badly for SO long!  Thank you!!

On the 4th Day…

4 really BEAUTIFUL pieces of jewelry.  Of course, made by Shauna!  This is probably my favorite day.  The pieces are Rose Quartz and they are just gorgeous.  Very much my style   I love them!

On the 3rd Day…

3 felt ornaments.  These are so neat and very pretty.  They all are pocketed which I thought was a cool idea!

On the 2nd Day…

2 HOT pink purses.  One for me and one for my little girl, Chloe.  She has not stopped dragging hers around.  We both love them! 

On the 1st Day I received…

An amazing Advent/Nativity wall hanging.  This is TOO cool!  All of the “characters” (people and animals) are detachable.  They fit down in the pockets and so each day we can take one out and put it on the top to make a Nativity scene.  I love this!  The detail in the people and animals is amazing.  What an awesome way for Chloe to countdown to Christmas and learn the story of Christmas. 

Thank you so much, Shauna for everything.  It was such a joy being your partner.  I really appreciate the hard work that you put into this swap.  I LOVE it all!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: rira on September 12, 2007 09:04:29 PM
DAY 12: Kishcrafts superawesome yummy ness
Sorry about the bad lighting  :(
and i took one of each of the earrings to try to get closer/better pictures to represent the awesomeness. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94359)


Day 11!!! Turtley Goodness with a change purse, lightswitch plate, origami turtles, a cell charm, photo holder...  
the whole turtlely goodness!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94360)

Day 10!!! MORE TURTLES!!!!!!! including an arigrumi (I cant spell) from my wists, window clings, a polyclay turtle pen, a GROW YOUR OWN turtle, 
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95073)

 Day 9: Christmas Ornaments, with meatwad, Jack Skellington, poly ornaments, a snowman bell, and a ball o yarn I commented here on craftster recently.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95074)

 Day 8: PMS Survival Kit. yummy chocolates, smelly's, soaps, and lipbalm. 

Day 7: From Coryjo: Awesome thank you cards, and gift tags. They're gorgeous!

Day 7: Flower themed lovelies! A picture frame, more smellies, EARRINGS and a charm which will soon be a pendant!


 Day 6: Steve's Day! (and mine..teehee) Steve got awesome soaps, (eggs, bacon, PICKLE) bookmark, Star wars buttons, which he LOVED, and a homer simpson pot holder...

I got a slide pendant-making-no-hot-soldering-yet-kit. WHICH IS AWESOME. I need to know where to get more slides though..and ideas?


 Day 5: POLYMER CLAY DAY! W00T! I was hopin to get some of Kish's skill, but so far..it's slow in coming. But, polymer clay is fun...my hands hurt from the conditioning though...(it's totally worth it!) I got a bunch of colors, some tools, projects, and findings, and some instructions...seriously, im super duper excited.



Day 4: Irish Goodies! My family is very jealous..and Im in love. Theres Irish Ale Soap (Oh yah!), an adorable leprechaun necklace, and some stuperdeduper cute stitch markers WINE GLASS CHARMS...i dont know if I can use them as that though...There too cute...we'll see. Theres alsoa  grow your own lucky clover, and kish said theres a bracelet from my wists on its way..( :o :o)

, I wish I had better pics of the stitch markers....mmmm. i'll try to get those.

 Day 3! MORE CELTIC WONDERFULNESS. My little granny tried to steal the pendant, and mumbled in gaelic until I promised to try to find her one similar to it...



 Day 2: Turtle Bag and Shirt. The bag matches the earlier accessories,and I dont care if it's beach baggy or not..it's one of my new favorite totes. The shirt is incredible, and I've worn it already



DAY 1!! A TURTLE BLANKET, and MORE. Wow. I thought I was spoiled till this day..And I was wrong. Heres te extra goodies:
A gingerbread man, polyclay ice cream necklace, cinnamon ornament, turtle magnet, and some poly stuff..you'll see that in just a sec.

MORE ORNAMENTS! All these went on the mini tree kish sent me, and the one I got in the 2.50 section at target..It was glorious! See the little nut/tree. It's got a poly gingerbreadman on it. Woooow. Such detail. it's seuper cool.

There's more poly clay things. Ghost earrings, sushi *yum!* a wendy's frosty cell charm (HOW COOL!!?!) some carrot cake, candy canes, donut charms, and a fruit ring. I know the lighting is tresuck, but i'll put THAT on my list to work on as well.
I brake for turtles, license plate holders. The red one went on my car immediately. And the other one is on my door with photos in it...

and FINALLY


MY BLANKET! It's huge, and comfy, and has turtles! YAYAYAYAY!


Thanks so much kishcrafts! I've had an amazing time swapping with you and I cant wait for the reunion! I hope to see the rest of you guys there too!!! *hugs!!*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 12, 2007 09:21:19 PM
thank you so much dropdeadsuzie for everything! It definitely made my christmas and I love it all so much!!

DAY 1 On the 1st day of christmas Suzanne gave to meee a HOODIE!!!! It fits me perfectly, and the sleeves are super long just like I like them :)  [sorry that the picture is so out of proportion.. i don't know what happened there..]


DAY 2 On the 2nd day of christmas Suzanne gave to meeee a pair of pajama pants, and a pair of what my friends and I call shants!! They're both so comfy and fit perfectly :)


DAY 3 On the 3rd day of christmas Suzanne gave to meee octopus stationary! She's spoiling me on this whole octopus theme, and I absolutely love it!!


DAY 4 On the 4th day of christmas Suzanne gave to meee 2 washclothes, 1 pot holder, and a set of octopus towels!
[img width=320 height=240https://www.craftster.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/xmas003.jpg[/img]http://DAY 5 On the 5th day of christmas suzanne gave to meee 5 crocheted octopi!! AHH, they are so adorable!


DAY 6 On the 6th day of christmas suzanne gave to meee 2 hats, 2 pairs of gloves, and 2 scarves! (I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE The skull ones. I'm going to wear them constantly. No lie.)


DAY 7 On the 7th day of christmas suzanne gave to meeee 4 charms, two turtle necklaces, and a pirate-y bracelet!!


DAY 8 On the 8th day of christmas suzanne gave to meeee 4 headbands and 4 barrettes! i love love LOVE the headbands. Quite possibly the cutest ones I've ever seen :)!


DAY 9 On the 9th day of christmas suzanne gave to meee a travel cosmetic set, two sets of barrettes, a thong, a bath cloth, a soapsaver, and 2 gingerbread gels/lotions!! I love this whole gift to pieces. The barrettes are adorable..and so is the thong!! and I've always wanted a soapsaver :)


DAY 10 On the 10th day of christmas suzanne gave to meee a DIY sewing kit withhh: 4 fq's, 1 pin cushion, scissors, measuring tape, 1 needlebook, pins and needles, and a little bag of notions!! (these fat quarters are definitely my type of fabric!!)


DAY 11 On the 11th day of christmas suzanne gave to meeee 2 hand-dyed yarns, 2 sugar'n creams, 6 crochet hookes, and a leopard project bag!! All I need to start crocheting!! (now let's just hope I can figure it all out  ;))


DAY 12!!!On the 12th day of christmas suzanne gave to meeee 1 crocheted clutch, 6 octopus pins, 4 octopus charms and 1 zebra pouch!!

[sorry. my camera sucks with the whole detail stuff.]





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: bluesparkie on September 12, 2007 09:34:27 PM
I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who couldn't wait and opened up my day 12 present just after midnight!!

Day 12
I got Jewelry for day 12!  All of it was attached to a frame which is possibly the raddest idea ever.  It's so exciting, I love it!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94189)
I took like six million pictures but then realized that I should really be saving space so I decided to only post my favorite one.  Lori sent me a mini matchbox advent calendar with one box for every day explaining what that day was.  Freakin adorable!!

Day 11
Craft Supplies!!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94514)
There are so many great supplies from my present today, buttons, plastic charms, shiny pom-poms, pins with plastic hearts, wooden stars and blocks, and two different ribbons.  I LOVE the one with the hearts and the lace, it's the girliest thing I've ever seen.  Fantastic!

Day 10
Today I got a set of possibly the coolest cards ever!!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94515)
They all have a vintage photograph on them and they are so freakin amazing!  I wish my picture got across how awesome these cards are, I'm honestly not sure if I'm going to be able to give them away...

Day 9
Today I got a canister promising to "pimp out 9 packages"
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94878)
In all honesty, I could pimp out dozens of packages with all the cool stuff in here...  Ribbon, yarn, rick rack, adorable gift tags, and confetti for every holiday or occasion possibly imaginable:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94879)
How fantastic, it's so sparkley!  I love it. 

Day 8
Today I got a set of ornaments, SewingLori said she tried to use glitter wherever possible.  Did she stalk me or what??
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94880)
They are so glittery and awesome in person!

Day 7
Headbands!  I know there are only 6 in the pic, but that's because one immediately went on my head.  They are so adorable and comfy, and in the cutest colors!!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95393)

Day 6
Knit goodies!!  Man, I wish I knew how to knit.  I would be so cold if it weren't for Craftster swaps!  There's a panta, a scarf, two dish cloths, a pot holder, and a wrist band.  So awesome!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95394)
I am in LOVE with the Panta, it is so warm and comfortable.  I was also just whining about the fact that I don't have a scarf that goes with my new winter coat, problem solved!  I love the color!

Day 5
A recipe book for 5 delicious treats. 
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95395)
They look so yummy, good thing I've got time off to bake next week.  There are recipes for sugar cookies, chocolate pretzels, peppermint bark, black-bottom coconut bars, and pistachio lemon drops.  The best part is really the book itself, it is so adorable and nicely done.  It certainly puts my papercraft skills to shame!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95396)

Day 4
A random day filled with all sorts of fabulous goodies:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96708)
An adorable rainbow-ey bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96710)
Snowman candles
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96709)
Fabric
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96711)
Embroidered pouch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96712)
Batik table runner

Day 3
Three little flower pins
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96713)
They are so adorable!!

Day 2
Two embroidered tea towels
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96714)
These rock!  I love them so much.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96715)
A detail shot

Day 1
A girly pink star painting!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96716)
The word star is done in black glitter.  This is headed straight for my bedroom!

Thanks so much for swapping with me, SewingLori, I love everything and I had so much fun!




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on September 13, 2007 04:04:33 AM
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Day 12  - 12 Gorgeous Gift Tags

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3148.jpg)


ps ---love the cute sunflower box too.

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Day 11 - 11 EarthDay Goodies  

(Actually way more than 11, but 11 groups of things)
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3152-2.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3155.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3154.jpg)

2 grocery bags, 4 owl coasters, 1 bag of paper beads, 10 envelopes (I almost made these for you), 10 little cards (impressionist paintings), 4 matchbook notebooks made from paint card samples, 2 playing card note books, 10 glass magnets, 1 pouch from a magazine page, and even the box it came in is decoupaged with patterns en francais!  

Lunanne you are the greatest!  

I love this all so much.  My daughter is laying claims to some of it.  Some close ups because she deserves much praise for her work.
 My daughter wants this

I just love the knitted pics behind these.  These are my first marble magnets, and I know they are usually a swap staple.
Love the owl coasters so much.
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Day 10 - 10 Christmas Cards

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3170.jpg)
Close up of two of my favorites.  I've already used two of these today!  Again, my daughter wants some of these.

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3172.jpg)


(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3171.jpg)

Yay for me!!!  Finally figured out clickable thumbnails.  My partner is the greatest!
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Day 9 - 9 groups of pampering treats  


Again, I've been spoiled.  I got a load of stuff from Lunanne.  Her first soaps and bath salts.  Orange and cinnamon - my 2 favorite scents...and they are just yummy together.  I got a Lush (squee!) bath bomb, an eye mask, a terry cloth wrap, and piles and piles of hair accessories.  All of this came packaged in an adorable tin.  I've taken a close up of my favorites.  Yes, my partner is the best!  

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3175.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3176.jpg)

I wish I could take a picture of scent!  Because this parcel smells heavenly.  

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Day 8 - 8 Christmas Ornaments
   

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3183.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3184.jpg)

I haven't got my tree up yet, so here they are hanging in my entranceway.  I love the flowerpot snowmen.  And I love the paper balls.  Everything is so well made.  Thank  you Lunanne for yet another fantastic day!
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Day 7 - 7 (or more) things to keep me warm

Here I am in my new comfy warm hand knitted hat and scarf set
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3204.jpg)

Here are my feet in my new comfy warm hand knitted slippers
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3206.jpg)

Here is a magic bag, two bookmarks, hot chocolate, lipbalm, moisturizer and other goodies to keep me warm and comfy on a cold Labrador night.
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3207.jpg)

I'm not opening any more of my gifts from Lunanne until she gets her second set of presents from me.  Serves me right for singing the praises of Canada Post earlier on.  This package has been in Montreal since December 13!  

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Day 6 - 3 gifts for hubby, and 3 gifts for DD

Lunanne made them a stencilled shirt each.  I will have to fish them out to take a pic, because they were both worn right away.  DHs was hockey and DDs was a microphone.  They both got Christmas ornament, and a Christmas mitten each stuffed with treats.  Here are pics of the ornaments.  (this is what happens when one crafts for other members of my family.  They don't care about the pics. lol.)  They were both so surprised and thrilled.
This is the logo from Kev's favorite hockey team - Montreal Canadiens
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3291.jpg)

The next four are house emblems from Harry Potter.  DD is a huge Harry Potter fan - so am I!
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3292.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3293.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3294.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3295.jpg)

Day 5 - 5 groups of snowmen kitchen goodies

I love this so much!!  My favorite day so far.  The placemats are the cutest thing ever!  After I had opened it all, took pictures and put everything in its place I discovered a little kitchen hand towel too -not pictured.  Dont' you just love the stencilled snowmen?

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3289.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3288.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3287.jpg)
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Day 4 - Needle Felting Kit

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/12days4.jpg)

I've been wanting to try this so bad.  Lunanne is my Santa Claus this year.  She has made alot of my wishes come true.
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Day 3 - 3 T shirts - 2 painted and 1 applique
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/12days3b.jpg)
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/12days3a.jpg)

I love these so much.  I'm wearing the cherry blossum tee right now.
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Day 2 - Magic Yarn Ball ( plus pattern, pluss needles)
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/12days2.jpg)

Lunanne did a great job of stalking me.  I love magic yarn balls.
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Day 1 - Wall Hanging (My big wish) for my bedroom  


(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/12days1.jpg)

This is so beautiful.  I hope Lunanne will post some pics of my Days 4 down through 1, since my camera died on December 29th.  I'm so upset about this, since it was only 3 months old.  I'm hoping to get it replaced, but living in an isolated town, it might take awhile.  These photos were obviously taking on my very crappy web cam.  I cannot do justice to the beauty of this piece of art.  I'm hanging it in my bedroom.  I love trees and each branch and leaves are made of felt and hand stiched on along with beads.  There is also a cute little bird on the bottom branch.  

Lunanne, this is so much more than I hoped for out of this swap.  You have been a remarkable swap partner.  If anyone ever gets Lunanne for a partner, you are in for a real treat because she is a very special craftster.






Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on September 13, 2007 05:55:58 AM
Day 12
I got bath goodies from Miss Disney :) It's kind of odd because I just put scrub on my shopping list for today. There are 3 jars of scrub, 3 jars of bath salts, 3 bars of soap and 3 tubes of lip balm. As soon as my Hubby gets home I'm going to make him smell them all for me  ;D



Day 11
Today I got 10 adorable little notcards and a log cabin styled ornament. They're all so cute!


Day 10
Fabric! Who doesn't love fabric? I got some lovely stuff, I'm in love with the brown and turquoise. I think I may try to make a top out of it.


The black and white flowers are so pretty, if I could convince my Hubby to have flowers in the kitchen it'd be in there in a heart beat.


Day 9

For day 9 I got cookies! They're super yummy and currently half the bag is gone  :-[ I guess this means the dogs and I are going to take a really long walk today, lol.


Day 8
My babies got so spoiled today! And three cheers cause I finally figured out clickable thumbnails and can post all the pics I took :)
Here's a group pic of all the treats and mice for Miss Kitty. Starting at the bottom left going around there's turtle food, cat treats, two bags of yogurt treats for my ferrets, in the adorable little pouch were doggie treats and mice.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0378.jpg)

Look at this awesome toy! He's so cute I decided my dogs had to wait to get him, I just don't want to see him destroyed yet.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0381.jpg)

The drooly box thanks to a curious Bear.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0374.jpg)

Falcor chowing down on a treat
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0375.jpg)

Bear playing with the bone. The acctual bone isn't pictured because he stole it to fast.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0373.jpg)

Falcor investigating the bone as well. They're like little kids, they only want it when the other one has it  ::)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0376.jpg)

Falcor wasn't too upset though cause he decided to tear the wrapping paper up instead.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0377.jpg)

Day 7

Seven fabulous purses! They're all so great I can't even pick a favorite, lol.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0382.jpg)

Here's a close up of the green purse on the left to show the fabric detail, it's so pretty :)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0383.jpg)

Day 6

I love hats so much it's kind of a crazy obsession and now I have 6 more hats  ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0384.jpg)

Here's the hat in the lower left, it's fuzzy!
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0386.jpg)

And an action shot cause I forgot to take it off for the group photo.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0385.jpg)


Day 5
Asian stuff. All the group shots I tried to take were super duper crappy which is why everything's in different photos.

Soap
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0395.jpg)

Little buddhas (I collect them) and a little good luck cat.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0392.jpg)

A mask
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0388.jpg)

Day 4
They came in these cute little bags.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/day4.jpg)

Inside the cute little bags were, a bracelet and necklace.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/day4-1.jpg)

And two awesome pairs of earrings
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/day4-2.jpg)

I love the circles, it may be hard to see in the photos but the charms are little buddha men.

Day 3
This was my Hubby's day. It came at the perfect time cause he's been bugging to open a gift. He got a transformers throw and placematt. The placemat is being used as a giant mousepad because my Husband deemed it so  ::) And a DVD of corny kung-foo type movies which he's a sucker for.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/day3.jpg)

Day 2
Throw pillows. I don't know where Miss Disney gets her fabric but everything she's sewn has some great prints.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/day2.jpg)

Day 1
A throw. They match the pillows from day 2 :)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0413.jpg)


Folks this has been such a great swap, I'm so glad I decided to join again this year.

Sent to Miss Disney Day 8
Scrapbook supplies. Album, paper (Disney and Christmas themed), embelishments
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0352.jpg)

Christmas Fabric. The last "one" consists of scraps from my stash so I counted it as one.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0351.jpg)

Day 7 sent
Shirts! (prepare for an overload of pics)

These two are for her Hubby, the donald one is from her wist and the other is Zelda symbol.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0344.jpg)

Based on the TV show Scrubs which we both love.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0345.jpg)

This is the back of a jacket/sweat shirt type thing.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0346.jpg)

And this is the front
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0347-1.jpg)

Two other shirts. The red one says "Beauty" Beauty and the Beast is one of her favorite disney movies. The other says "Crafty Bitch"
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0350.jpg)





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 13, 2007 10:48:50 AM
Day 12

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02765.jpg)


12 lovely (and delicious smelling!) star soaps for the kidlets!

Day 11
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02767.jpg)

Day 10
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02769.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/Day10yarn.jpg)
 Day 10 spun up! Woo! Gonna ply it with something eventually.

Day 9
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02771.jpg)

 Day 8!
A group shot then some close ups. I cannot decide which one I like best!
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/Day8group.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/Day8close2.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/Day8close.jpg)

 Day 7!
The scent oils are missing cause they need to stay in the kitchen!
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/soapkit.jpg)

Day 6!

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02777.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02778.jpg)

 Day 5!

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02779.jpg)

Day 4!

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02782.jpg)

Day 3!
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02791.jpg)
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/DSC02792.jpg)

?Day 2!

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/sockside-1.jpg)
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/Socktop.jpg)


Day 1!

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f309/Gomerriffic/Badgeaminit.jpg)




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: hellobint on September 13, 2007 11:29:05 AM
i am LOVING this swap!  Anyone else reckon we should go for 365 presents next!?

Day 12 - 12 beautiful handmde Christmas cards - these are absolutely lovely and perfect considering i have not bought any cards yet!



Day 11 - 11 Christmas tree ornaments - the beaded snowflakes are beautiful!  I attempted this also, but unfortunately mine did not come out quite so good  :-[



Day 10 - 10 Magnets - these are all made out of pretty glass stones, so the pictures look freaky if you look at them from funny angles!!



Day 9 - An Embroidery Kit with 9 pieces to it!  There is a lovely selection of transfers, some material to practice on, and some skeins of thread - good to play with over Christmas!



Day 8 (VERY hard to top!) - 8 bags / purses - a selection of little purses, stuffie bags, handbags.... 



Day 7 - 7 pieces of jewellery, my favourites are the cherry blossom - so clever!



Day 6 - 6 chocolate cakes..... mmmm ....  can't type - eating!!



Day 5 - 5 candles, decorated with hearts - lovely for my bathrooms



Day 4 - 4 sock monkeys!  one for me and each of my housemates.  You can't really see but they are wearing little t-shirts that show which is which - so cool, thank you 2711 !!



Day 3 - 3 packs of goodies!  1 pot of buttons (great as I have asked for a book on button jewellery for Christmas!), 1 pot of 'funky stuff' (loads of little charms and stuff to go on necklaces, brooches, bags etc) - perfect as I need to start making 'festival' jewellery soon, and 1 pot of ribbons - always an essential!  This means that when I come back from Christmas I can then make LOADS of goodies...  I've already used some of these, so just a few charm pictures to give an idea ...



Day 2 - a covered notebook and diary.  The cover is handsewn with a cherry blossom tree, the 'blossom' are pink sequins - hoping you can see the detail on the picture, I think its lovely!



Day 1 - a beatiful advent calendar with 24 pockets - for use next year!  This is really pretty and much better than anything else you can buy!  The picture on the top is cross stitch, with a snowman, the alphabet and 'snow' all sewn, then with 4 special pockets for the last few days.  i've already made my other half agree to fill it for me next year.




Thanks 2711, you have been a fabulous swap partner and i've really enjoyed this swap.  Roll on Christmas 2008!




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dogsarecool on September 13, 2007 02:52:54 PM
Reserved!  ;D
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99863)


Day 12: Twelve beautiful beaded crochet stitch markers / wine glass charms!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99871)

Day 11: Eleven embossed cards! Some are embosses with stars and different designs, I LOVE them! I am going to send some out as thank you cards for gifts I received for the holidays! The picture of these did not really show the embossing very well. :-/
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99873)

Day 10: Pet Things! 4 blankets (one for each of the pets) 2 dog collars, 2 ball tuggy toys (my dog Jake loves this toy, and he rarely plays with toys) and 2 tags for the pups! The blankets are coming in handy, there is a cold front coming through and its supposed to be 30 tonight (Saturday it was 80...)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99870)
Jake loves his blanket
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99874)


Day 9: Bath Goodies! A bundle of homemade soaps, lotions, lip balms, citrus scrub, loofah, foot scrubber. They smell SO GOOD! I am going to use the citrus scrub tonight. ;D
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99868)

Day 8: New Ornaments for my tree... This is the first year that we have had a tree & we were lookin' a little bare.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99866)

Day 7: Hair things! I love the bobby pins with stars and the headband! Which I am going to wear tomorrow to my office's holiday party.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99864)

Day 6: Popcorn! Oh my goodness. This stuff is the bomb! The chocolate covered carmel corn... wow wow wow! This one came in a big green bowl that says "popcorn" on the front with FIVE bags of gourmet popcorn: carmel corn, chocolate drizzle carmel corn, holiday Monster corn, cheddar & white cheddar corn.... The chocolate drizzle variety is almost gone.  :-X
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99876)

Day 5: Tons of different gourmet teas, coffees and hot cocoas and 2 christmasy mugs... it has been chilly here and this is nice to warm up with by the tree. :) *Not shown: coffee & some of the hot cocoas*
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99877)

Day 4: For the hubby! danceisthenewmosh spoilt him with a pack of drawing pencils, a very nice smooth drawing paper pad, grid paper, a camping set AND a crochet beanie! He LOVES the hat, and has finally gotten off my case about making him one.  :D
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99894)

Day 3: Green tote bag with colorful stars (aka my new purse), embroidered "cat nap" pillow case and a necklace! I was just looking for a tote bag or big purse because now I have TWO cell phones (one for work and one personal one) and this is perfect!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99878)

Day 2: Gorgeous stockings, cut by danceisthenewmosh and sewn by grandma danceisthenewmosh! Wow, these are incredible! They are so detailed, I love them! They are hanging by my tree! (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99889)

Day 1: Giant duffel bag for camping filled with goodies; tons of fabric, a stamp making set and two picture frames! I LOVE the fabric (green with brown dots and blue with brown dots)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99890)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: 2711 on September 13, 2007 04:18:38 PM
Check out my awesome haul!

Day 12 - Book on Machine knitting (12 tips!)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94619)

Day 11 - Card hanger (with 11 decorated pegs)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94615)

Day 10 - Handmade cards and notelets
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94617)

Day 9 - decorated candles
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95488)

Day 8 - felt and wire tree decorations
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95489)

Day 7 - Book, sweets, sleep mask, bookmark and bath stuff
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95493)

Day 6 - Funky magnets that match my tastes exactly!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95491)

Day 5 - gorgeous 5 charm bracelet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95497)

Day 4 - earrings and necklace to match day 5
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95940)

Day 3 - Bag bracelet and brooch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95941)
and close up of the brooch because I love it so much
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95942)

Day 2 - T shirts with stuff from my wists on them!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95943)

Day 1 - A corset making kit!!!! I have wanted to try this for ages but didn't know where to start - now i have everything i need!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96974)

Thankyou hellobint! I have loved everything!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on September 13, 2007 04:35:53 PM
 8) reserved for my "mini gallery"  of gifts received from lilgothkatt  8)

here is the pic of my tree with the fun stuff received today, oh I will need will power for this one!!!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=92258)



Day 12, ornaments!  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95003)
6 beautiful painted glass ball ornaments, 1 quilted ball ornament,1 felt snowman, sooo cute, 1  laser cut wooden snowflake, its so detailed its amazing,1 beaded snowflake, 1 felt bird with vintage fabric!, 1 tiny vintage knit stocking, that is just wonderful, its going on my tree!


"Day ELEVEN is to Pamper YOU!"  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95004)
This is the best smelling day ever!
1 pair of fuzzy and warm blue slippers, home made sweet pea bath salts, a box of locally made soaps, home made 3 kings soap, I am not sure what is in this?  but its kinda sparkly?, home made bath bombs!, home made yummy smelling dusting powder, home made lemon poppy seed sugar scrub, a home made snowflake embroidered hand towel, a little book called, "spirit of Christmas", minty lip balm, home made herbal face scrub 


Day 10:  Kitchen goodies  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95005)
a serving tray, pepermint cocoa, 2 oven mitts, HOME MADE Marshmellows!, dishtowels, chocolate covered pretzles, christmas tea, christmas tree tea ball!  Not pictured are the apron and towel, they are already being put to good use! :)


Day 9:  Eight Holiday cloth napkins with a holly design! (I have never had my own set of cloth napkins!) And a beautiful tree centerpiece for my table  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95006)


day 8:  Eight Quilted Coasters  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95007)

Day 7:  7 things to decorate with! (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95009)
 A partridge collage piece, a digital art print made by her BF, a wreath, Merry Christmas Garland, Mistletoe ribbon, jingle bells and a christmas tree grow kit! I love it all


Day 6:  SIX bottles for my collection, now to find where to put them....
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96222)


Day 5: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95010)
 Dog treats, cat mat, a set of 3 catnip toys(these were opened by Fuzbucket 30 seconds after they were out of the box!) , really cute cat bed, a really soft red dog leash!  They love their treats!!  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95011)



Day 4:  Four pillows that spell out NOEL, or I could spell LONE with them.... (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96220)


Day 3:  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96218)
for baby WYO:  2 burp cloths, and the cutest little elephant ever! you did a great job with the elephant its so cute

Day 2:  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96217) these stockings speak for themselves!


Day ONE:  My big wish was for a blanket to keep me warm and guess what?? I got this beautiful brown, cream and blue quilt!!! I love it, thanks so much (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96216)

Lilgothkatt, Thanks so much for taking the time, money and energy to make presents for a person you don't even know.  Everything really brightened my holiday, thank you.



and the bonus round from coryjo
Day 3, pillows that have already been used for a nap by Fuz, Tangs AND Magic!n they are really cute!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96219)

and for day 4, 3 handmade scarves, and a hat!! Thanks so much coryjo, you are very talented  ;)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96221)



Crafts Sent to lilgothkatt......
Here is a link to my ATC gallery, there are scans of the ATCs I sent to lilgothkatt for gift tags on each day
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=171534.msg2331668#msg2331668



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on September 13, 2007 04:38:16 PM
I am being completely spoiled by Duckie, I have 4 boxes of presents  :o

Day 12
Printing items- book, stationary, stamps (even one with my name spelled correctly!) paints, rubber and carving tools. I opened the rubber first and had no idea why she was sending me a huge eraser  :D  I also received a brayer which is not in the picture since I did not find it until much later  :-*



Day 11
A clock for my craft room, I do tend to lose track of time in here  :) some yummy soaps and a pin cushion for my knuckles/wrist in Amy Butler Fabric  ;D and pouches for my kids that they love!



Sorry to be falling behind here  :o

Day 10
Some beautiful wool, can't wait to spin this up, the colors are amazing! A great tote bag that several of my coworkers want, an Abba record bowl, I love Abba! A pouch with ecato knife and blades, glue and brushes, the smaller book has instructions on how to make record bowls and books, the larger is a notebook and will be great for sketching layouts, and supplies, paper and records, for making the bowls and books.


Day 9
This is the best! It is a set of 9 frames with a handcut picture that requires the 9 frames to make 1. I have the perfect spot for it, but now I have to paint my wall so that it will show up well.



Day 8
Ornaments and knitting needles! Unfortunately the green and red guy did not arrive in one piece, I was wondering what kind of present had a rattle  ???




Day 7

The coolest scarf ever, thank you Duckie  :)  A great hat that is a Banana Republic knockoff, I hadn't seen it before, but I adore it! and a shadow box with hooks in it for the 4 necklaces Duckie made! I love the blue and brown one!

everything


the necklaces in the box



Day 6 & 2  :-[

All about socks! which I have an addiction to  :D  I got an incredible pair of socks that go up over my knee in my favorite colors  :o  Yarn that I believe to be handspun and dyed? and the things for blocking socks, I can never remember what they are called. I just realized the socks were for day 2, I've really mucked up my opening  :-[

All the lushious goodies


and modeling a lovely sock




Day 5
messenger bag, candy that wasn't opened, but couldn't wait for pictures to be opened  ;) a skirt, a craftster t-shirt and a spiderman pillow for my little guy ( he adores it!)  Pillow is missing from picture because I couldn't find it at the time.


Day 4
A super warm hoodie with strawberries, a great top, sweater and Fimo to play with  :)




I love the hat box she wrapped it in to  :)

Day 3
2 beautiful skirts! I love them and even have boots to match  ;) and a beautiful brown wrap top! The brown top is in the laundry so did not make it into the picture.



Day 2
My socks, see above  :-*

Day 1

Pictures do not do this beautiful quilt justice. I personally think Duckie is doing great with angles and such on he quilts. One side has the zigzag stripes and the other has the flowered strip going down the middle.



Thank you so much Duckie  :)


Day 1 from CoryJo (and I hope yours arrives soon)
A beautiful and snuggly sweater



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Oops Creations on September 13, 2007 04:44:40 PM
Day 1-- I recvd the matching table runner that goes with day 4's placemats.  I sent over a papermaking kit with instructions, materials and samples.


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Day 2-- I recvd 2 purses-- which match the wallets of day 3-- one crocheted and one sewn.  I sent over two flannel fleece stocking stuffed with candy and toys; personalized for her two little nephews.



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Day 3-- I recvd 3 little wallets, one crocheted, one sewn and one reallly neat business card holder made out of the cover of a Harry Potter Book
I sent a Link / Zelda themed package including a matted print of an ORIGINAL painting I did with matching notebook and note cards.


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Day 4--  I recvd 4 fabric placemats and sent over a set of 4 glass-etched personalized votive holders.


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Day 5-- we must of been on the same wave length-- I rec 5 felted flower pins and I sent over two flower pins and the hats / scarves to match.


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Day 6-- I recvd 6 little marble magnets in a tin, I sent over two fabric headbands, a great satin appliqued purse with matching wallet clutch, button hair clips, and ribbon bracelet with vintage ribbon detail.


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Day 7-- I recvd additional bath and body products including lavender bath salts, oatmeal bath soaks, 2 very fancy block soaps which I think I'll share with my mother in the spirit of giving :) and I sent over a crochet hook roll, craft apron, swap journal, pincushion and some other craft supplies



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Day 8 -- I recvd lip balm; 3 in little tubes and then a 5 pack scent sampler.  I sent over decorations for my partners bathroom including 4 framed collages, 2 matching towels, and a glass etched vase with fern detail.  And some homemade oatmeal soap-- which is not as professional as my partners soapmaking, but a fun attempt nonetheless.

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Day 9-- I recvd lotion today-- oats n honey, lavender and apple scent in 4 oz bottles and little travel sizes, also 3 little soap in tins (juniper, ocean, mint scented)
I sent over a cache of tea, coffee and cocoa-- including a tea cup candle, crocheted mug cozy and cute tea chest brimming with tea.

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Day 10-- I recvd great ice cube trays turned soap and candle molds (Ikea!) and four bags of dried botanicals and some little cookie cutters to make shapes for either soap or candle making . Let me just say I LOVE how the same basic materials and molds can be used for either candles or soap. 
I had fun making a bunch of fun Hamster and book related stuff for my partner-- I've been doing a lot of photoshopping lately and made journals, iron-ons for stuffies, book labels, stickers and notecards with a cute hamster design, also a book bag and book ends.

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Day 11-- I recvd 11 individual greeting cards/ gift tags
I sent over to Maremare some picture frames, desk supplies in little matching tins, several sets of magnets, fabric covered notepad and two sets of handmade paper greeting cards.

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Day 12--I recvd bunches of beading supplies( including tools, supplies and a beading tray-- just like the professional use! and I sent over oodles of ornaments and a 12 days of christmas record bowl.
 
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I will be traveling Wednesday Dec 19th (Days 7 - 1) with limited access-- I will continue to post my pictures but will do less frequently.  Happy holidays okay everything posted


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: redheadskydiver on September 14, 2007 05:34:20 AM
Day 12 - Gingerquilts made this wonderful clock based off of one in my wists - it uses hair barretts for the clips and each on of the gift tags on the packages is a little quilted ATC that will be added to make up the numbers! How freakin' awesome is that? I was admiring the gift tags all this time, going, "dam she put a lot of work into those little tags, what in the world am going to use them for because there's no way I'm throwing them away!"
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysclock.jpg)

Day 11 - Gingerquilts sent me 11 wonderful ties to help in making this skirt (http://www.wists.com/redheadskydiver/cf7528a013b31e45932decad5d18396b). With the ties I've been collecting already I may have enough to make it now! Will post finished pics if I do! ;D Thanks gingerquilts love them!
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12dayties.jpg)
 
Day 10 - Gingerquilts sent to me 5 pairs of earrings and 5 necklaces! They are all so pretty but take a closer look at that one, it has a skydiver and an airplane, that rocks!
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysjewelry.jpg) (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysskydivercharms.jpg)

Day 9 - Gingerquilts sent me an awesome tin with 9 catnip toys for Frodo, Sam and Gimli! And there was even some extra catnip in the lid. The kitties were going crazy as I was trying to take the picture. Thanks again gingerquilts, the kitties love you for life now!
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/23dayscatniptoys.jpg)

Day 8 - Gingerquilts made for me 8 amazing magnets! My hubby loves the beer and whiskey ones.
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/Picture.jpg)

Day 7 - Gingerquilts made for me 4 cute little coasters, 2 amazing potholders and an awesome table runner that I can't keep the cat off of. I shoed him away for this quick pic, please excuse the ball winder and swift, they are permanent decor as I prepare for our vacation.
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12dayscoasters.jpg)

Day 6 - Gingerquilts sent me a wonderful relaxation kit! It includes 3 plumeria (my favorite!) soaps, an eyemask, bath salts and a microwavable rice pack! It's another perfect day!
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysbathpackage.jpg)

Day 5 - Gingerquilts made for me this most incredible purple corduroy fleur d' lis messenger bag with matching wallet, change purse, tissue holder, and tampon/pad holder! I love the everything about it! The color, the fabric, everything! I can't wait to take it on my trip with me!
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysmessengerbag.jpg)

Day 4 - Gingerquilts sent my a very cool skully knitting needle book! It's got two sets of stitch markers, a tape measure, a place of a stitch holder to go, needle tip protectors, fold up scissors and needles!
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysbook3.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysbook2.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysbook1.jpg)

Day 3 - Gingerquilts made me 3 grocery shopping bags! Although they've been repurposed already during our trip for various other things, mostly my knitting! Love the fabric that she used and the shape is so cool and hey have a big pocket on the front of them too!
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysbags.jpg)

Day 2 - 2 t- shirts, one for me and one for hubby
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysmyshirt.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysAlsshirt.jpg)

Day 1 - The most awesome dress ever! this is pre-alterations but I pinned it up in the back just so I could get a picture to finish the gallery!
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/12daysdress.jpg)


Thanks so much gingerquilts! This was a great swap and I can't wait to do it again next year! And here are a couple pics from our vacation just for fun.
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/meskiing.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/cabinview.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/redheadskydiver/alskiingcu2.jpg)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: tristitia on September 14, 2007 05:36:52 PM
Bugaboo made me 12 beautiful crocheted snowflake ornaments!  And true to real snowflakes, no two are the same!  I like to make these ornaments, too, so I know how complicated and time-consuming they can be - and I'm really impressed with her skills!



My Grandma used to make these a lot, too - so they remind me of her  :)
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Day 11!  I received a variety of kitchen items!



A mat/rug (?) and matching potholders, which I really needed - I think the mat would be perfect to put on the table to protect it from cookie sheets right out of the oven, it's the perfect size for that - and I really love the yarn, what kind is it?  All the cotton I ever find is crazy bright colors, and I love this natural-toned stuff!

Three dishclothes (the pea-green one is knit!), two kitchen towels with crocheted tops to hang by, a trivet, and a dish scrubber - this is the coolest idea!  Did you crochet tulle into it for the scrubbing action?!?  I stared at it for a while (at first thinking that you cut up an actual scrubbie and worked it in there somehow), and then realized what it was...  Brilliant!  There's also a nice plaid plastic bag holder that escaped the picture - when my batteries recharge I'll have to capture it!
Thank you Bugaboo! 

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas, the crochet Queen sent to me...

A big box of kitchy Christmas goodies:


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And on the nineth day...

Nine BEAUTIFUL ornaments!  They're glass ball ornaments with crocheted coverings!  They're really, really cool!

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Day 8!  A fantastic PacMan and Ghosts set:

And amigurumi dog and cat:

My husband loves the PacMan - he's a gamer nerd - and he was absolutely amazed that the dog and cat were so like our little chihuahua and our big fat cat.  He thought Ms. Bugaboo must be psychic.  I told him that she must have looked at my blog... I think that burst his bubble a bit! 
After Christmas, I think the PacMan and Ghosts are going on top of the TV - a spot of honor in our household  ;D
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Seven!  A crocheted bath set - and one for my husband!

Two back washers, two washcloths, two scrubbies, and a soap saver with a very nice soap inside!
I haven't given the hubby his half yet - since he broke "his" shower by removing the light fixture and not replacing it yet.  I'll give it to him when he gets his crap out of mine!preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', '____________________________________________________________________________________________________')

Six!  This is a lovely set of placemats and napkins.  I'm not sure I can use these napkins for what they're intended - they're too pretty!  And the green is my absolute favorite shade...


For some reason, I couldn't get a very good photo.  This is the most accurate in color - and look at the adorable detail - handstitched and beaded - so cute!

I love them  ;D
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Five!  An adorable set of mugs with matching spoons, and crocheted and embroidered mug cozies and coasters!  The tiny embroidered trees are so cute!  It is a matching set of four, but due to the chaos that is my home at the moment, I couldn't find a clear space large enough to set them all out, so I just photographed one set:

I'm hoping to get this house under control today, and then they'll move to their proper spot in the kitchen - they'll look so cozy and festive on the counter.  If the hubby is nice, I may make him some cocoa and serve it in one!
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Four!  (I accidently switched days 4 and 6 because the tags got mixed up in the box, but I decided to keep them that way, but this was actually meant for day 6 and vice versa...)
This is the bag Bugaboo1 made to wrap it in - it's the most beautiful green material!

And some fuzzy gray mohair yarn - which is actually exactly what I needed for a hat I want to make! 
Something I really really needed - A DPN holder - and it's perfect because there's spots for many sets, and I have tons!

I LOVE the fabric!  I also love the strips of beige fabric, because I can write the size needles that are in the corresponding sleeve on it.  I also like that Bugaboo put the number on there - she must be psychic! - because I have about 8 pairs of size 2 DPNs and also multiples of size 1 and 0, but no 4's or 5's.  The little thingie that Lenny is checking out is one of those little cap things - for when you've got a project going and you want to cover the ends of your DPNs...  I don't know what they're called, but they're very useful, and she made several of them...

These are holders for individual sets of needles, also in beautiful fabrics, and a row/stitch counter bracelet, which is very cool - but I have to learn to use it! 
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Day 3!  Let me present the most awsome gift ever!  Three amazing bags!
The first one is a huge project bag - I took a picture with it stuffed to show how big it is - this is perfect for me because I usually have quite a few WIPs going at any given time...

it has outside pockets all around:

tons of inside pockets:

and an insert with even more pockets that go all the way around!

There's nothing this baby can't hold!!!

The second bag is super-soft, also with pockets all around the outside - perfect for the small/med project!
(but kind of hard to photograph well...)

it has a drawstring top/handle, and really pretty (and soft!) lining:


The third bag - OMG and holy $hi#!  This is one of the first things I ever put on my wists, because I though it was so cool - not because I ever in a million years thought anyone would make it for me.  I can't believe it - it must have taken forever!  And Bugaboo must be an incredible seamstress - there's a ton of pieces that all have to fit together, and the details on this bag are flawless!  I'm so not worthy!!!
Without further ado:



There are actually two internal compartments on either side of the central divider.  The straps can either be used doubled, like in the first picture, or you can unhook them for one long shoulder strap.  I couldn't capture the color - it's a pale color, with a very slight green tint - beautiful!  So amazing!  Thank you so much, Bugaboo!  I feel so bad - my gifts can never live up...

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I'm a bit late with days 2 and 1 - I was hoping to get an action shot of day 2, waiting for my hubby to take a pic for me, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen, soooo...
 
day 2 - I got a lovely knit beret and matching fingerless gloves - exactly what I wanted, and in exactly the perfect color!



I love the little beanie thing on top of the hat - I always want these on my hats  ;D

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Day 1 - A beautiful crocheted afghan!  Wow!  I don't know how she had time to do this?!?  I love the pattern, and all the colors - I've always been a fan of granny squares and scrap afghans:


and a few of my favorite color combinations:


I absolutely love it - I don't even want to put it on my couch, because my cat will shed all over it...

Thank you so much for everything Bugaboo!  This has been the best swap (and the best Christmas) ever!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: SewingLori on September 14, 2007 06:12:30 PM
My first few days:

I can't wait to get opening!
I'm receiving from bluesparkie.

DAY 12
12 Greeting Cards - the tree cards pop up on the inside!


DAY 11
10 marble magnets and an adorable little bird box


DAY 10
10 craft supplies for Cohen (my son). He loved them!!

Thanks! I love when Cohen gets surprises!

DAY 9
9 Birdie Gift Tags


DAY 8
8 Barrettes - these are made from fake flowers, rhinestones and shrinky dinks


DAY 7
7 candles - They spell JOY and NOEL in frosted letters. Very cute on my window sill


DAY 6
I know it is not day 6 but I got greedy and opened more!! Plus, I may have to run to Vegas tomorrow (being Santa for my niece - 7 hour drive!!) so I better be safe!  :P
6 (way more than 6) craft supplies


DAY 5
5 pieces of Jewelry - 4 pair of earrings and once necklace. You are the master of the shrinking plastic!


DAY 4
4 embroidered dish towels! Holy moley! These are fabulous. I totally love them and they are too cute to use!!!!!


DAY 3
3 Aprons - one for each of us! Fabulous.


I thought I took a pic of Cohen in his, but I guess I didn't.

DAY 2
A pouch and a little bag



DAY 1
Embroidered and painted hoodie - the owls are darling



Thanks, bluesparkie for the awesome loot!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: halblingefrau on September 14, 2007 10:37:36 PM
I have to say this is the best swap ever.  Kish did such a great job with partners that I we have become friends (at least we're planning a few personal swaps now, lol).  I love everything she sent, and it was all so creative.

I'm behind on photos at the moment, trying to recover from general holiday chaos.  I'll get them up soon.

The entire loot:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2292/2110541327_e90b72d1e9.jpg?v=0)

Day 1: BLANKET!
My partner is so creative, seriously.  She took a king sized, black comforter and made a quilted applique to put on it.  The best part?  The applique is a rendition of one of my favorite photos from our honeymoon.  I'll post the blanket photo alongside the honeymoon photo.  Thanks so much!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/halblingefrau/2152787003/)  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/halblingefrau/1344238792/in/set-72157601902585906/)

Day 2: Coffee and Cats!
So way  more than 2 gifts on this day.  An assortment of coffees, 2 tins of coffee (one mocha and one pumpkin spice), a french press with a cozy my partner made (so cute), and then two pieces of cat artwork for my cat-themed bathroom!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/halblingefrau/2152787097/) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/halblingefrau/2153579452/in/photostream/)
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/halblingefrau/2153578834/)

Day 3: Glasses and Shoes!
My husband and I both got etched glass beer mugs (he opened his on day 12 though b/c he's impatient like that).  His has the Oblivion symbol on it, and mine is a skull and knitting-needle-bones.  I also got a pair of ballet flats with little Eddie Izzards stenciled on the toes.  So cute!  The mugs are currently serving as extra vases for my Christmas Roses (http://www.flickr.com/photos/halblingefrau/2153579364/)
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/halblingefrau/2152787287/)

Day 4: Clothes!
I got 2 Eddie Izzard stenciled t-shirts (she even got my size right, which is hard to get big sizes sometimes), some fabric paint, AND AND AND a fleece hoodie!  It's so awesome, fits great.  The sleeves are uber long so I can tuck my hands up inside, and the hood is so big it fits like a cloak's hood.  LOVE it! No photos right now because everything is already in the laundry from being worn so much.  :)


Day 5: Embroidery Kit!
Included in today's kit were a ton of floss, a pack of needles, a little embroidery hoop, some embroidery/cross stitch canvas, and a Sublime Stitching Craftopia pattern.  Can't wait to decorate something now.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/halblingefrau/2153579278/)

Days 7 and 6: Totes and Computer Geekery
So, I opened days 7 and 6 together right at midnight.  Unfortunately in my excitement, I forgot which stuff goes with which day!  So here's the total list: 1 coupon organizer, 3 purple tote bags (so using these for knitting projects), 2 boxes of cookies, 1 diskette pencil cup, 1 circuitboard necklace, 1 pair of keyboard earrings, 1 set of keyboard wine glass charms (or stitch markers), 1 circuit wallet, and 1 set of stationery with "M" and "S" on them.  Cute!
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2041/2125400419_0a9c7e9e21.jpg)  (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2135/2126176448_ffcd157ee4.jpg?v=0)


Day 8: Rubber Stamps!
I got a nifty set of 8 rubber stamps and a stamp pad.  I love stamping and these are gorgeous style elements.  I don't have anything like this.  Love them.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2208/2121394151_1d04b413ae_m.jpg)

Day 9: Glass Pendant Kit!
WOAH my partner is spoiling me!  I got soldering tool (which says it does other things like woodburning too), microscope slides, a book on how to solder jewelry, adhesive pen/leafing kit, some images to use, a kit with little jewelry tools, and 3 amazing pendants my partner made.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2153/2118729975_994f625fa6.jpg?v=0) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2145/2118730087_d71e404204.jpg?v=0)


Day 10: Glass Etching Kit!
Ok.  In this kit I got 3 awesome packs of stencils, 2 blank shot glasses, 2 shot glasses with mine and my husband's initials etched on them, some gloves, sponge brushes, etching cream, and this awesome tool called a Tool Taxi.  It's all these different kinds of tools in one (xacto knife, tweezers, embossing stylus, etc.)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2170/2119508376_427d3914e1.jpg?v=0)


Day 11: Bath Kit!
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2181/2113624908_63eeaa153e.jpg?v=1197751234)
OMG I got an awesome gift.  It is a soap/bath stuff kit.  It includes a book on techniques, soap molds, 2 fragrances (sandalwood and lavender), some soap/bath salt colorants, hand made lotion, handmade soaps, handmade lip balm, lip balm making kit, lip balm tins, and a huge package of plain goats milk soap to be made into pretty things.

Day 12: Pets!
I got a cat bed fish cave, dog toy, cat toys, dog treats, cat treats, 5 ornaments, an awesome dog treat jar (she can't chew through) with a bone and her name etched on it, and a dog bone cookie cutter!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/2110541571_66278b535a.jpg?v=0)  (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2348/2110541767_bcb1390320.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2227/2111161469_654bfd9d08.jpg?v=1197682197) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2338/2111940758_64c950efb2.jpg?v=0)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: wax51 on September 16, 2007 12:15:13 AM
                               "X"
marks the spot!


OMG..... I haven't even opened ANYTHING yet!! It has been SO crazy,
I haven't even thought about it!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MissDisney on September 16, 2007 03:02:58 PM
on the 12th day of Christmas my partner sent to meeeeeeeee:

an adorable little christmas tree! it really is that cute, and that small hehe...not just cos it is nex to my big screen...



on the 11th day of Christmas my partner sent to meeeeeeeeeeeee:

a day full of Disney gear! it is awesome...i got a pincushion, which i desperately needed, and i received 2 necklaces, a couple of pins, some delightful cards, a votive holder, a really neat notebook (the paint is actually called Mouse Ears i believe), and i hate to say this, but i dont remeber what the little adorable thing with the santa hat is but it is sitting in my house right now, and as soon as i get home, ill remember



and i will post day 10 tomorrow, but not another until  :o the 23rd!! cos thats when i get home from WDW...unless, of course, my dear hubby decides he needs the internet before then...im only on tonight because tomorrow is my birthday!!

Day 10:
WOOO i got a Mickey Mouse wreath, it is SOOO cute...next season i am going to make is all prettified!!! plus i got some great decals, and a clock (with a handmade face) and a couple crocheted ornanemts. OOOOH and these AWESOME vintage hanging window pane things...i am going to hang them on pantry door next X-Mas!

Day 9:
deliciousness! i got homemade goodies, storebought yummies and all around wonderfulness...we all enjoyed day 9 VERY much....a BIG thank you from the WHOLE house!!


Day 8:
all the awesome goodies! i love the papers, and the fabric (who doesnt need more fabric??) and stickers, its all wonderful!! thank you so much

Day 7:
the AWESOME shirts, which you have seen all of, so here is MY favorite! it doesnt fit perfectly (almost though, just a SMIDGE to tight, so a few more lbs off my chubby self, and i am good to go!!) but the style and the words are PERFECTION, i almost died when i opened it!!

oh, and my HUBBY!! he LOVED his shirts, he got a zelda shirt and a donald shirt (he wore that one a few times on our trip)...here ill show you one of his favorites in his donald shirt!

on the 6th day of X-mas lady4feet sent to meeee:
a sexy santa kit, with massage oil (SOOOO nice!!) handmade restraints, a blindfold, dice with hand burned words to play with, and a santa hat that my husband and i REALLY have enjoyed....he gave me a massage the other night, before my fall, and it was awesome!

Day 5:
My pups got spoiled this time! they each got a frame (which will isnt pictured, because i forgot to bring it down :( and my knee hurt too much to go back upstairs...but they are adorable, bone shaped awesomeness...and i am already picking pix to put in them and i had my hubby clear a spot for them!!) and 2 jackets meant for the Murph-dawg, but they are too big, so i think i am gonna put them on Dylan Killian and Tazrik....ooh and she made 3 wonderful squeekies for the boys, but Murphee took them all (he is a bully)...and also not pictured: the delicious homemade treats! they ate those the minute i opened them, they didnt even have a chance! thank you so much Brandi, my boys loved being so spoiled (like they werent already lol) and they say thank you too....

on the 4th day of X-mas lady4feet sent to meeeeeee:
some really awesome crochet'd goodies!! a neato Jack Skellington cap, which is TOO cute! and a Mickey potholder (i adore this, i cant even imagine using it) and a PENIS, OMG i love this, i wanted one so bad, and you made that happen!! and she even sent me a hippo! but my puppy ate it cos he is bad(my favorite x-mas carol is i want a hippopotomus for christmas).

day 3:
purses! i adore purses, i love making them, i love buying them, i love using them, i just LOVE THEM!! thank you SO much for adding to my collection, i especially adore the fabrics on the smallest one, it is SO incredible, the pictures dont do it justice!


day 2:
these pillowcases are SO adorable, i couldnt wait to show Jeremy! the one showing my different hobbies i immediately fell in love with! it perfectly embodies me. i have so many artful interests, its hard to pin me down! lol..i am going to add to the pillowcases with some fabrics to make them match my new color scheme (leaving this beautiful work to remind me that at the end of the day, i am an artist...) thank you so much, you help remind me of who i am
*warning, i am using a larger photo cos i cant figure out clickable links, and i want you to see the image clearly*


Day 1
this blanket fits another quilt i am going to make myself VERY well, and i am going to use it to inspire the colors for my craft room (maybe, i can only have so many black red and white rooms, so the odds are good on this one winning lol), its so funny, because when i saw this fabric on the bolt, i bought 4 yards of it right away...i couldnt help myself...it was the first pink mickey i had seen....now i have something tangible made with it..thank you! i love it


there they are, i hope its all there...if not, please let me know! but i loved everything, and i am so grateful that we were partners, and that you are so patient!


I have to come back and re-add the pictures, the links all got broken during a massive Photobucket shift


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on September 16, 2007 03:40:26 PM
Days 12-7 from Krafty_kelly under my Christmas tree!  :D


Day 12: a garland of 12 red light bulbs! Tomorrow when it's light out I'll take a picture of it on the tree.  :)


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Day 11: tree decorations with awesome paper! My favorite one is in the second pic.  :)




Day 10: crocheted flowers hair elastics. So fun and pretty! My favorites are in the second pic, I just love the big pink one, the yarn is so yummy! I took an action shot, it's really bad and blurry, but it's the best I could do trying to take a picture of the back of my head by myself! But it looks good!





Day 9: fruit and veggie (well a carrot ;)) clay charms! They are so cute, I love them! The second pic is to show a close up of their smiling faces.   :D




Day 8: 3 pairs of fun socks, 3 decorated pens and 2 mini flip flops luggage tags (I'll be using them as bookmarks :)) And I couldn't resist, the second pic is my cat Peanut wearing the flip flops, they are the perfect size for her!  :D I just love them. ;D



Day 7: an adorable stocking full of body products! Shampoos, conditioners, lotion, bath gel and a bath fizz. Everything smells amazing.  :)



Day 6: a Hello Kitty tree skirt! With 6 crocheted Hello Kitty faces all around. I love it! And a tree skirt was my big wish!  :)




Day 5: 5 golden snitches fo my tree! I love them! And they will be out year round of course!  :)



Day 4: an adorable garland of owls spelling Noël! So cute! The colors are great!  :)




Day 3: 3 fantastic clutches! I love them! The green one with the buttons is my favorite, the fabric inside is awesome!  :)





Day 2: the most amazing pair of mittens! I love them so much! I think they are my favorites of all I got from Krafty_kelly. So pretty, comfy and warm!  :)






And all the extras!  ;D I'm so spoiled! I love everything! Espacially the Inuksuk kit in the last pic.  :)

 


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I'm posting the last 4 days that I sent to Krafty_kelly since she's having camera problems. The pictures aren't the best, but at least I thought of taking pics, I always forget usually.  :)

Day 4: needle felting kit.


Day 3: 3 t-shirts.







Day 2: magic yarn ball and knitting needles.


Day 1: wall hanging.



Thank you so very much Krafty_kelly for everything! You totally spoiled me and I love everything.  And Thank you to Kishcrafts for organizing it. This has been a fantastic swap!   :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: casslyra on September 16, 2007 06:20:01 PM
so i am back from my trip and got to open a bunch of really cool presents. thank you so much halblingefrau.
so day 12 was a tin full of cookies, snickerdoodles and butter snadwich cookies. which were very yummy thank you.

day 11:
1 bag with tons of stuff inside. it had snaps, buttons, rhinestones and legos so i can make some cool lego jewelry, fortune cookie soaps, bath bombs and stationjary, post it notes, gum and some little skully markers things.

day 10, was a bead box full of stuff:
3 charm bracelets 3 necklaces, 1 assortment of beads, assortment of charms

day 9 was goodies for my dogs:
two little rawhide bags for each dog, they ate them already which is why they arent in the picture, temptations treat, 5 toys for the kitties,
and a bag of assorted cat foods.

day 8 was a cute doll she made for me with different outfits, i like her alot.

thank you thank you thank you for everything so far. you are great. i hope you like everything too.

day 7: knitting kit
i got 2 skeins of yarn, the stitch and bitch knitting book, a knitting notebook to keep track of patterns and projects, stitch markers, knitting roll, knitting needles

day 6:
i got the coolest thing. it was a little pullip doll from my wist list adn she made a house out of a box and decorated it. so  exciting!! i have been playing with her, lol, i am a dork.

day 5: a crochet starter kit, needle case, set of needles, 2 skeins of yarn and a the happy hooker book

day 4:
as she put it got to keep those boobs covered. she stenciled 3 shirts for me and another one was i think those rhinestone iron ons with the letter k

day 3:a domokun ipod cover, a bright red ipod cover and a monster ds case

day 2: i got a sock because one of my feet is always colder than the otehr one, just kidding she is still working on the other one. but they are supper cool skull socks. and a skull dishcloth for my hubby to do dishes with, just kidding it isn't magic, that would mean he would have to stop playing his video games long enough to do that.

day 1: she ordered me a pullip. the withered pullip!!!!!!! you are so awesome.   


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on September 16, 2007 07:59:47 PM
12 charms lucky player charm bracelet! (i play a lot of games, altered mommy says this is to distract them with The Shiney. which sadly, could work at 4am, during the 3rd hour of monopoly)


11 book and book oriented things!

colouring book for shroomheads! (i also got pencil crayons)


a crafty book, it's really cool, it comes on cardboard slices instead of in an actual book.


metal swirly bookmark with a skull dangler, and a chance card bookmark with a hotel dangler!


berry bookmark!


brain martians from outerspace style bookmark!!!!


but the best for last, sci fi!
heinlein, and clarke!


SPIDER ROBINSON!!!!!! it was never discussed alteredmommy, but he is my favourite author of the 500+ books i own. i actually mail select callahan books to penpals across the world, i want to make sure they experience his amazingness. and i don't own user friendly, though i was looking at it on ebay. WAY TO READ MY MIND, ALTEREDMOMMY!


10 mini ornaments!
jack skellington and a zombie girl, polymer cupcake anatomical heart
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/abb013.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/abb014.jpg)
rock fingers and hufflepuff pride, monopoly money, teeny tiny dice
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/abb015.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/abb016.jpg)
and last and most awesome, clockwork orange mc and bronzed vampire stake
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/abb017.jpg)

9 gala day!
three teeny tiny crocheted apples to match my big one, and an apple pincushion made by suzie
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba015.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba017.jpg)
evil gala/good gala notecards! evil gala/good gala rubber stamps!!!
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba014.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba016.jpg)
cinnamon apple smelling pouch.
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba018.jpg)

8 necklaces made of PURE AWESOME
i want to know how you made these mini-boxes.
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba024.jpg)
tree of life and moon lariat by laughing lark, polymer by moonfairy, and cool bone(?) pendant.
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba025.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba026.jpg)
amazing knife necklaces, there's a whole interesting backstory. and an anatomical heart, and a resin bug necklace which creeped out my mother  :D
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba027.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/aba028.jpg)

7 supplies!
shrinky dink paper, beads and findings, and a michaels gift certificate for textile medium!... national geographics(best for collaging), 2 exacto knives, numerous blades, and a self healing mat (i've wanted one for awhile)
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab004.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab003.jpg)

6 cards things!
2 decks of cards and laminated instructions for a card game... 2 magic deck boxes and a deck bag!
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab001.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab002.jpg)

5 things needed to solder! (i can't believe i got a soldering kit!)
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab006.jpg)

4 presents for my loved ones!
for my mom, whale artwork, for my dad a little mini charlie brown tree :)
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab007.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab010.jpg)
for jason, a wall hanging suiting his personality, and vince gets a deck box and bag :)
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab008.jpg) (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab009.jpg)

3 things to keep warm!
hufflepuff scarf the size of my body! my chronically cold mom looked at it and said "now that's a real scarf!" lol. excuse the grubby nightshirt, it's the same one i use to dye my hair.
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab011.jpg)
a rainbow toque, i love the colours!
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab012.jpg)
a Marilyn Manson embroidered toque! i can't wait for my jealous friends to try to steal it.
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/ab015.jpg)

2 feet!
they were originally supposed to display art socks, but i think i'm going to use them as decorative zombie feet :)
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/a001.jpg)

1 marilyn manson shrine!
more specifically, a doll dagga buzz buzz ziggity zag shrine, from the golden age of grotesque cd.  ;D the frame in the corner says "if you're not dancin', then you're dead" which is one of my favourite lines from the song.
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/gala_apples/a002.jpg)

this was an awesome swap, and i couldn't be more happy with the stuff i got.  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Duckie on September 18, 2007 05:41:13 AM
My dad sent me a photo of the package that TAOJ sent me:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=93152)
He also attached a photo of his "helper":

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=93153)

Nothing gets by him.

For the 12th day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94553)

12 gift tags!

Here's the front: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94554) and the back: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94555).

These look hand-stamped but I'm not sure. I've already put on on one of my dad's presents.

For the 11th day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94556)

(excuse the grate in the photo. I'm using my dad's comp & I can't figger out how to edit pics.)

11 Christmas cards! They're two styles. The first one has lyrics and sheet music (?) for O Christmas Tree, and the second one has words like yummy, togetherness, family, friends, sweets, and peace. The tree paper is sewn onto the backing paper and then that's glued onto sturday red cardstock. These cards are EXCEPTIONALLY well-made.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94557)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94558)

For the 10th day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

Supplies! I got cross-stitch fabric, thread, a frame and instructions for some really cool-looking colourful designs.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94559)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94560)

For the 9th day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

Ornaments!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95088)

Half were stars and the other half were candies. CHECK OUT THE TINY EMBROIDERY AND BEADWORK ON THESE BABIES. It's insane!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95091)

For the 8th day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

Bath stuff!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95092)

There's lotion, soaps, bath salts, a washcloth, a soap saver and a face scrubbie. It's all orange-scented wonderfulness!

For the 7th day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95093)

Clockwise from the top: 2 luggage tags, a sort of stained-glass mermaid which I LUV (did you make it yourself TAOJ?), gift tags, a passport/ticket organizer, marble magnets, and a birthday book that you use to remember people's birthdays.

For the 6th day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

A whole bunch of stuff to warm up with!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95397)

There's hot chocolate mix, "snowman poop," a neck warmer filled with seeds that you pop in the microwave, and two smaller handwarmers for your pockets. I love the pocket ones. The only things I've ever seen like that are in camping stores, and they're completely non-reusable.

I also got a lovely hat and scarf set, CROCHETED:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95398)

I knit but I just can't crochet so I think it's really neat. Check out the June Cleaver hairflip - oh yeah, that's all natural. (Yeah, I'm getting a haircut tomorrow.)

For the 5th day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

Supplies!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95785)

There's a DPN needle holder (squeeee! I have wanted one of these forEVER!), a pincushion,a spindle, and merino roving (that's the term, right?). In the back there, it's a little hard to see but there's a quilting template ruler, to help with angles because I said I had trouble with those.

For the 4th day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95786)

That's three pear-scented candles as well as some of TAOJ's family recipes. I really like the oat bars, at the front there. I'm not sure if you can see the designs on some of the blank cards she sent as well, because they are gaw-jus.

ALSO IN DAY FOUR!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95787)

A necklace made from a piece of filmstrip. I scanned it in, and I'm not sure how clear it is. It's two frames from Shrek, and there's the little guiding holes on the sides and everything. How did you make this?!?!?! My guess is that it's from a VHS cassette?

And, so far quite possibly my favourite piece:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95788)

An apron! But not just any apron. It is so cute and stylish I just want to war it everywhere - actually, I'm wearing it right now. It's a little retro and I can actually use it and it fits perfect and it looks just like something out of the movie Waitress (which is fantastic, btw). Thank you TAOJ!

For the 3rd day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95793)

A sleep mask. I believe I should get points for taking a picture that better than most I take, on the first try, one-handed, blindfolded.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95789)

An afghan (helpfully modeled by Felix, star of the Milanese catwalks I can't believe I just made that pun).

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95795)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95796)

and sleep pants! (excuse the mismatched socks, and blur.) I may fib and call them yoga pants so I can wear them out in public because I loves them so. I am in fact wearing these right now, beneath the apron.

For the 2nd day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

A calendar and a messenger bag!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96950)

The bag is huge so I can carry the tons of stuff I haul with me everywhere. The outside is black corduroy and it's completely lined.

Now for the calendar. This requires a bit of background. See, TAOJ lives very near where I was born and lived for my first couple years. And my favourite movie, New Waterford Girl, and one of my favourite books, Fall on Your Knees, are both set near there. So TAOJ based an entire calendar around Fall on Your Knees. It is AMAZING.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96951)

See, it says "House at the end of Railroad St, Whitney Pier." The second taxt block says "A likely spot for Jameel's Speak", which is one of the main settings in the book. Each month is colour-matched like that. Some of the photos are archival but I believe TAOJ took most of them herself.

June: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96952)
I apologize for the blur.

This one is for November, and it absolutely blew my dad away. It's a rosary and it's completely gorgeous.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96954)

For the 1st day of Christmas, my partner TAOJ sent to me:

A SWEATER!



It's Mr. Greenjeans from Knitty, and it's fantastic. The yarn is this soft lilac wool, I believe. I love this sweater!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on September 18, 2007 12:13:36 PM
WHAT I GOT (sorry they are not all clickable)
Teaser. This isn’t even all of it, just what I could fit in the picture.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94803)

DAY 12. A sweet tin…
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94802)

…with COOKIES!!! I shared them with my inlaws and the press guys at work. They are a big hit. Refuler spritz, chocolate spritz and peanut butter kisses!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94801)

Very carefully decorated cookies.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94800)

DAY 11 Felt ornaments. I strung them up to hang over my sink.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95316)

DAY 10
Scrapbooking kit and stationery;


I love these two cards best;


DAY 9. All sorts of random goodies. Knitting kit, M.E. iron on, sock monkey kit, 2 purses, snowflake pin, decorate your own ornament, mini drafting kit, oil pastels, notebook and knife set. WHEW! There is also a sweet little bunny pin that got cut off in the picture.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95317)

DAY 8. Microscope slide necklace kit. I think this is my fave so far. It is going to be what I do when I need a break from other arty goodness. And the extra papers and stickers that came with it are awesome!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95318)

DAY7. Okay, I have 2 fave days! This one has 6 skiens of yarn (in pairs) and a closet organizer. There are a ton of pockets in many sizes on both sides. I am going to use it for belts, scarves, etc, etc.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95319)

DAY 6. 6 blocks of Fimo and 6 containers filled with assorted candies and goodies for all my altering of things. There are also 2 cute little bear pins that I am going to use as the tags for 2 upcoming baby gifts I have to give. This just makes me want to glue things so badly!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95615)

Day5. Three skeins of yarn, an old time crochet book, (which has some really cute stuff in it) and a book with 6 crochet afghan patterns which skipped out of this picture.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95616)

My fave part? The FIVE amazing poly clay crochet hooks. This picture does not do them justice at all! They are blue with glitter and little suns everywhere. Blue, glitter AND crochet. Too cool.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95617)

Day 4 Picture missing---I will fix this!

Day 3
For Eric, 2 shadowboxes of his fave people. (and I will fix that pic someday)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96733)

For Whisper, 4 bags of treats and a sweet toy that lasted all week!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96735)

And 5 ATCs for me!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96736)

Days 2&1 More pictures missing.  But I did get a sweet necklace and bracelet set for day 2 that are magnetic…very cool! And day 1 I got a black sweatshirt with silver wings, as well as the St. Nick book.

WHAT I SENT TO WAX
DAY 12
Chakra book, sleep mask, 4 star coasters, peppermint soap, gingerbread soap, candy wreath, 2 bags dog treats, flavored mustard.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96737)

DAY 11
3 skiens of yarn, peppermint candy tree, crochet hook holder, 2 stamps, brushes, brush cleaner, and 2 mesh zipper pouches.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96738)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96739)

DAY 10
One pack of paper, bundle of fabric, 3 penguins, set of cards, slides, 2 soap molds and a ceramic snowman I painted.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96740)

DAY 9
Soap making supplies and instructions (not shown), penguin dish scrubber and penguin candy holder with magnets on the back.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96742)

DAY 8
3 felt ornaments and 5 cinnamon magnets.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96741)

DAY 7
Needle felting kit.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96743)

DAY 6
Six holiday dishtowels.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96744)

DAY 5
Coffee, tea caddy, 2 slip-on coffee sleeves and a sketchbook.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96745)

DAY 4
3 shopping bags and a notebook.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96746)

DAY 3
2 pairs of earrings and one necklace.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96748)

DAY 2
Jar of whimsies and fabric cuff.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96747)

DAY 1
Painting inspired by a few things on her wists.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96749)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MareMare on September 19, 2007 09:33:54 PM

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Day 12 from Oops Creations:

2 Sets of cards and a magnet frame, ornaments that came in pouches--my favorites are the mittens. 12 Days of Christmas record bowl, with 2 journals, gift tags, and a magnet made out of the record cover.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0841.jpg)

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Day 11

4 canisters to keep my desk organized with thumbtacks, paperclips (including some fancy ones), binder clips, and rubber bands, 4 magnet picture frames, and a little metal, paper covered "nest" with 3 robin's egg magnets! 2 painted/texturized picture frames with "love" and "family" on them and 2 awesome packets of handmade paper. 1 from lint and 1 from egg cartons, a really cool case with pockets for a notepad and pen! It closes with a flap and velcro.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0840.jpg)

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Day 10

Books and hamsters! 2 of my great loves!

Hamster stuffies, Hamster notepads and card sets, hamster stickers and graphics, and hamster bookplates
(they didn't make it into the picture). Awesome black and white bookends that match a really cool canvas bag! Yay!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0846.jpg)

Closeups~
Book Ends! I not only totally needed these, but they will match the decor that I'm planning in my new apartment!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0849.jpg)

"A Book is like a garden carried in your hand." There's flowers on front and back of the bag.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0848.jpg)

Hamster notepads! The one on the right says "Books rule!"

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0847.jpg)

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Day 9 from Coryjo

Awesome purse kit! Pattern, d rings, zipper, and fabric fat quarters to make the purse! I can never have enough purse patterns, yay! She said she hoped it would bring a rainbow into my day (and it did!)!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0851.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0850.jpg)

Day 9 from Oops Creations

All kinds of cozy yummy stuff! Godiva cocoa, starbucks coffee, lots of tea, a really cool tea chest full of tea (how did you know I've been wanting a tea chest??, a travel mug and cozy, which I can always use since I'm in my work car 10 hours a day, the coolest candle with chamomile made in a tea cup, and yummy dark chocolate!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0844.jpg)

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Day 8 from Coryjo

Awesome decorated candle holders and tea lights! Decorated with fun Christmas-y stuff!
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0854.jpg)

Day 8 from Oops Creations

Fern goodness for my bathroom!

A stencilled vase (possibly my favorite thing so far!), handtowels, collaged framed pictures and oatmeal soap balls!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0866.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0864.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0863.jpg)

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Day 7

Organizational tools! Binder with tons of dividers for patterns for all the crafts I do, swap notebook, crochet hook roll, apron, snowman stitch markers and a poly clay decorated container!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0862.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0860.jpg)

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Day 6

Wooot!  A purse with the coolest fabric ever, small clutch, button bobby pins, a cute big bracelet, and 2 awesome headbands, the fabric is fabulous and I love love love the pattern! They have little ties that hang down, but it's still held on with elastic!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0879.jpg)

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Day 5

2 great crocheted hats, a red fleece scarf, and two brooches!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0878.jpg)
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Day 4

4 candle holders etched with "m"

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0884.jpg)

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Day 3

A large print of Link from Zelda (Windwaker) and matching notecards and journals. She handpainted the original picture! I <3 all things Zelda!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0883.jpg)


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Day 2

2 Stockings for my sweetie pie nephews! They had cute stuffed mini snowman and santas and lots of candy inside! The boys were super excited to get extra stockings this year! And they love tootsie pops!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0885.jpg)

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Day 1

A paper making kit! So cool, will just have to make the frame thing to get started! Complete with directions, add ins like botanicals and lint and some awesome samples!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0886.jpg)

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And here's a few clickable pics of some of the things I sent Oops Creations, since she wasn't able to do clickable links

CLICK CLICK!  ;D

Day 1 and Day 4 Matching/Contrasting Table runner and placemats in blue and white polka dots

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0796.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0795.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0793.jpg)

Day 2 A crocheted purse/bag in turquoise and navy and a sewn purse in flower print with dark blue contrasts and light blue lining.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0807.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0810.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/maremare312/100_0811.jpg)


Day 3 Coin purse with removable felted flower to match flower bag and mini wallet to match crocheted bag. Also an id/cash holder (clubbin' wallet) made out of a harry potter book cover



 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kmac on September 19, 2007 09:40:59 PM
Ooh I have been approved - so this is my gallery!
Fandabulous



Cheryl - This is such a wonderful swap - I can hardly wait each day to see what wonderful stuff  you sent me. Thank you so much

12 squares of the loveliest green material made into a yummy warm blankie.  The picture does not do it justice.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94192)

Me wrapped up in my blankie
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94193)

11 pages of at scrapbook pages in an album
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94194)

10 Ten hand made cards


9 ornaments


These two are my favorite



8 marvelous magnet
2 clips for holding lists or other things, 2 containers, and 4 cute cute cute cute felt magnets that I think I will take to work for my file cabnet



7 treats for peeka


Peeka stalking her treats


I almost forgot this wonderful warm fleece blanket.  Maybe because I am not sure Peeka will get it - she has already taken over my fleece throw.  Maybe I will keep hers.



6 yummy smelling candles ( and an extra little flower pot candle)


5 bottles of perfume


4 hot pads


Day 3: a DIY watercolor kit, Fairy wisdom cards; and a book on organization (I really need this)


An extra stuff - I love extra stuff. A ball full of goodies; a blue clutch; acorn candle, journal and stationary; and more perfume (not pictured)

 

Day 2
the most delicate leaf earings - Beautiful

Day 1
a hand painted silk scarf - Also beautiful


Stocking loot (yes I got a christmas stocking full of loot)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lilgothkatt on September 19, 2007 11:55:07 PM
here's what I recieved from WYOKrista all wrapped up and begging to be opened!


Title: CrafterInIL Mini Gallery
Post by: CrafterInIL on September 20, 2007 06:34:40 AM
Sneak peek of days 7-12 from Calsters wrapped:



I'm so excited!  I already have plans for the Bears fabric since I'm working on a Bears quilt for DH!

Day 12 - sewing day - received from Calsters:

Fabulous variety of fabric -- there's retro, there's country, there's dog...  just perfect!



And a pillow made by Callie that will match my guest room perfectly, plus thread to go with all of the fabric!!



Day 11 - Jewelry Day

Callie completely outdid herself with plyers, crimper, cutter, wire, TONS of beads, chain, clasps, magazine, STITCH MARKERS...  Just an amazing assortment.  A few pictures that can't even show how awesome today is:

Everything together - can you believe it?


Look at all of the beads and accessories!  The bottom left corner is where all of the fabulous stitch markers are.  I am already getting them into projects:


Day 10
I received some perfect cards for various occasions!  There's one Mother's Day, one Father's Day, one Thanksgiving, and two Christmas cards (plus, Callie said that there are 5 MORE on the way!!).  There are also 5 lovely gift tags that I will be using up right away as I need to get started on wrapping.  I love Callie's perfectionist tendencies -- these cards are incredible!



Day 9
Today had gifts for me, DH, and my Pugs!  DH and I are "official" Blackburn College students -- we have IDs, work schedules, all the things we'll need to know about where to eat and what to do around campus.  And we got t-shirts.  Love the gifts from Callie's school! 

The Pugs got some dipped treats that they'll get to enjoy on Christmas morning.  So sweet to include my whole family!



Day 8
Yarn day!  Callie sent me a basket wrapped in Bears fabric (that I can't wait to use!) and filled with balls of Peaches & Cream yarn.  She also included a washcloth that she knit for me!  Yay!



Day 7 - Kitchen Day!  So much great stuff!  I received sugar cookie mix (that came with a pot holder and a cookie cutter, blueberry muffin mix, spatula, cookie cutter set, cook book, basket...  everything I'll need!  Can't wait to try it all this weekend! 



Day 6 -- 6 dozen cookies!!!  So delicious -- I have 3 dozen chocolate chip and 3 dozen oatmeal!  DH and I both grabbed one of each as soon as we got the package, and we both said they were fabulous!



Day 5 - Crochet/random day.  I don't know how to crochet, so I received the book "Happy Hooker" along with crochet hooks.  This will really be a benefit when I have a knitting pattern that wants me to crochet!  There also was a ball of Baby Soft Lana Gatto yarn (I want to just rub this on me -- I think it needs to be a hat), a sock blocker key chain, a bar of handmade soap that smells fabulous, and a safety pin angel that my mom will love -- I'll have to whip that up this weekend.  Lovely day, thanks Callie!!



Day 4 - Callie knit me an oven mitt that I get to felt down, she also sent the pattern, yarn, and DPNs for me to make my own!  I can't wait to make these for my mom and my MIL!



Day 3 - Today Callie sent me a decorated Altoids tin filled with some great buttons that I can't wait to use, a snowflake pin, and a lovely handmade necklace and earrings! 



Day 2 - (Already???) I got a scrapbook cookbook with some of Callie's recipes and everything I need to make more pages with my own recipes.  Also, there's a locally made candle and Christmas crate -- so cute.  Love it all.



Day 1 - my big wish was a Pug scrapbook to remember all of the Pugs in my life.  Since we foster Pugs, there are quite a few coming and going.  Callie made me a scrapbook that is better than I could have imagined -- I will treasure this forever, and I hope to add to it.  My picture doesn't do it justice!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: DropDeadSuzie on September 20, 2007 10:56:56 PM
Day 12:


On day 12, i received from xx_Kellybean... TEN pairs of earrings, a slap bracelet and a  skull and crossbones necklace!

Day 11:


On day 11, i received form xx_Kellybean... 11 marble magnets in an altoid tin. They are all different colors and have words like life and love on them :)

Day 10:


On day 10, i received from xx_Kellybean... star shaped soaps and cupid shaped soaps!

Day 9:


On day 9, i received from xx_Kellybean 9 bags of beads!

Day 8:



On day 8, i received from xx_Kellybean 2 pairs of wrist/hands warms and 4 peices of
fabric!

Day 7:


On day 7, i received from xx_Kellybean 7 hand written recipe cards for yummy recipes!

Day 6:


On day 6, i received from xx_Kellybean a black decorated box with a cute cherry jewelry set and 2 hair bows!

Day 5:


On day 5, i received from xx_Kellybean 3 knit headbands and two iron on blingy patches!

Day 4:


On day 4, i received from xx_Kellybean 4 painted shotglasses!

Day 3:


On day 3, i received from xx_Kellybean a pair of knitted slipper socks and bath fizzies!

Day 2:


On day 2, i received from xx_Kellybean a fabric covered notebook and the cutest pink and black star knit scarf! I've been rocking this scarf since i got it!!

Day 1:


On day 1, i received from xx_Kellybean the most rad black fleece blanket with my name and super cute skulls hand stitched across the front! Its super cozy i totally love it!

thanks for everything  xx_Kellybean!!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on September 22, 2007 10:07:52 PM
Day1: (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC05244.jpg)
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC05252.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC05251.jpg)
Day 1 I received this beautiful hand knit felted hand bag. There is also a small bag inside large enough for gift cards, credit card etc that was wonderful and I started using it as soon as I opened it all. I haven't gotten really good pics yet but I will.
Day 2: (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6084.jpg)
SOCKS!!!!!!
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6085.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6086.jpg)
OMG I LOVE them! Tristitia knit these on a US size 1 and thats just amazing. Awesome job I love them love them love them and already have them on...they fit like a glove mmmmm

Day 3: (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6064.jpg)
Opened: (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6075.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6074.jpg)
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6073.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6072.jpg)
A beautiful hand knit set with hat, mittens and a scarf/caplet.
The stitching is beautiful and the color choice, which isn't represented well in the pictures, is a light lavender into a pink color that will look great with all my winter coats.

Day 4: (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6063.jpg)
Opened:
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6068.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6069.jpg)
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6071.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6070.jpg)
A spinning kit with 4 braids of wool hand dyed by my partner. A wooden drop spindle with a book to teach me to spin. And, a cute card explaining she is not to blame when I really want a spinning wheel soon after I start!

Day 5: (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6062.jpg)
Opened:
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6067.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6065.jpg)
5 wonderful hand made scrap paper journals. Each is unique with stamped pages and recycled papers.

Day 6:
Before: (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6058.jpg)

After:
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6061.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6060.jpg)
2 coffee mugs in just my size (hehe jumbo) 2 wonderfully hand knit coffee cozies, a bag of frangellico coffee, a bag of giardelli coffee, 2 boxes of chocolates, 2 coffee flavorings one egg nog and one white chocolate and then 6 fabulous quilted coasters. I love them! The colors are perfect for my home and my partner did a beautiful job quilting these!
Also she sent a post card explaining each gift, but, the post card itself is the skyline of Chicago which I love! I have been there and wanted to move there (long story why that couldn't happen) so The postcard itself will be put to use as well.

My LUSHcious day 7:
the package: (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6052.jpg)

The presents:
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6057.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6056.jpg)
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6055.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6054.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6053.jpg)
There is a bath towel in a beautiful deep rust color with a hand crocheted edging. 2 cotton wash cloths, a soap saver with a wonderful vanilla soap inside, a felted scrubber with soap inside, 2 bath bombs and a hunk of handmade soap from LUSH in a wonderful tangerine scent mmmmm

On the 8th day of Christmas swapping
Before: (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6046.jpg)
After:
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6051.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6050.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6049.jpg)
a wonderful beading kit with tons of glass beads, this adorable chest of drawers all hand stamped and painted and 2 sets of pliers.

Yay for day 9!
before:
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC05015.jpg)
as always creative and wonderful wrapping alternatives Tristitia used for this swap. The tag alone is gorgeous.
After:
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC05018.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC05017.jpg)
9 (10 but she tied 2 together to justify the 10th being in there lol) skein of yarn. 3 skeins are caron simply soft 2 skeins in a very pretty peach color and one is called bone but looks like a sage green so pretty! 3 skeins of caron bliss in copper thats just wonderful to sit and pet mmmm
then 2 skeins of knit picks merino wool that has been hand dyed into a wonderful color combo of oranges, browns, greens and shades of. The pics don't do it justice at all the pics look like very bright colors but in person it's really a nice blend. A skein of hand painted handspun merino in beautiful muted shades of blues, pinks and burgundies (reminds me of sea glass colors mixed in with a deeper wine) and then a skein of hand spun hand dyed bfl wool in a wonderful combo of blues (tristitia did you spin this yourself?)
all so wonderful I'm petting them, touching and caressing them. Yes I love love love my yarn!

On the tenth day of Christmas swapping Tristitia gave to me......
Before:
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC04851.jpg)

10 BEAUTIFUL hand made note cards with 3 sets of clear stamps to personalize the cards to anything I would like such as thinking of you, just because, thank you notes etc.
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC04859.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC04853.jpg)
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC04866.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/DSC04860.jpg)
these had to be really time consuming as she cut all this fabulous paper (perfect squares might I add) then sewed them all onto paper, then adhered that to the cards themselves so the backside isn't visible.

On day 11
before they looked like this:
From coryjo: in the white paper with the deer on it and from Tristitia: in the brown paper with the cute felted stocking attached
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6031.jpg)
(those are remnants of coryjo's cookies in the background hehe)
And after:
From coryjo: beads beads and more beads as well as earing loops woohoo
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_hotos/IMG_6036.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6035.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6034.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6033.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6032.jpg)
and from tristitia: a miniature tree complete with handmade ornaments out of glass beads, stamped clay and even beaded garland
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6039.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6038.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6037.jpg)

Day 12 Yipppiiieeeee
Before (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6016.jpg)

AFTER YAY!!!
From Tristitia hand crocheted gift tags
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6018.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6017.jpg)
From CoryJo Goodies (fudge, peanut brittle, cookies, sprinkles, cookie cutters and cocoa mmm)
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6021.jpg) (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/Bugaboo1_photos/IMG_6020.jpg)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: sezouli on September 23, 2007 07:31:51 AM
Day 12
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0069.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0068.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0067.jpg)

Lots of cool mini happinesses. In easter eggs. Love it.
Day 11
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0070.jpg)

Bad pic, but it's an awesome assemble-able tree garland made from little paper stars made out of the 12 kinds of wrapping paper she used to wrap my gifts! And a mini diy kit so I can make some more!
Day 10
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0074.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0072.jpg)

The above two were my favs!
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0073.jpg)

But they were all awesome. And another diy kit!
Day 9
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0087.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0085.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0080.jpg)

Highly nifty jewellry, and a wire kit!  I am so psyched to get to town making wire jewellry! 
OH- And I just wanted to say, Kmac also sent me cool little envelopes with (what I think) is a description of the presents, but my little guy was jealous and opened all of the days 12-7 before I had the chance, so I will try to post the 6-1 days (they're hidden so he can't "open" them too!) At first I couldn't tell what he was eating, or "reading" as we like to say in my house,
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0078.jpg)

but when I got closer it was quite apparant.
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0076.jpg)

He has a habit of "reading" any mail that is within reach so I have to keep everything on the kitchen table!  He's lucky he's so adorable!

Day 8
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0093.jpg)

Cute and adorable table linens! napkins and placemats with Bears- Oh my!

Day 7
My Menagerie!
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0117.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0116.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0114.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0113.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0112.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0095.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0094.jpg)
I love them all!

Day 6
Random Presents day!!!
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0098.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0097.jpg)
The coolest coin purse I have ever seen.

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0103-1.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0102.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0100-1.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0099-1.jpg)
Lovely magnets of things I love  :) A photo stamp kit that looks like it'll be used up probably even before the new year!  ::) And Fabby scrapbooking supplies, AND a nifty mug of chocolatey goodness.
  (http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0101-1.jpg)
Last but not least- A gourd purse!  It's highly awesomeulated.
*And let me just interject that I am more than a little relieved that my partner likes her stuff too!  I was so worried that Kmac would think I was a ginormous goob and hate everything. *

Day 5
GOURDY GOODNESS!
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0105.jpg)
There were 4 nifty napkin rings and a niftariffic candle ring thingey with a top! And the candle to use with it!

Day 4
Pets Presents DAY!
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0106.jpg)
My pups LOVE the laser thingey- I'll post an action shot as soon as I can!

Day 3
DIY Kits!
Spinning, Poly Clay and Quilting- Very exciting!
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0109.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0107.jpg)

Day 2
Stockings! One for me and one for Tim and there were extras inside that were wrapped for day one! AND, she sent me instructions on how to make them into slippers for myself by felting them, but I might leave them like they are and use them on the mantle or something, I think they too cool to be eventually eaten by the pups, as all of my socks are!
And Kmac, let me just say, that envelope marked rattlesnake eggs, that has the little mechanism in it that makes it "rattle" when you open it, scared the beegeezus out of me. A lot. But it is awesome!
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0126.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0123.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0122.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0121.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0119.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0118.jpg)


And Day one (insert chorus sound here)
A gourd Fairy!  I heart her.
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/sezouli/DSCF0111.jpg)


Thank you so so so much for everything Kmac!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on September 24, 2007 11:13:16 AM
I guess I'll take this spot next to the window....

Here's the 12-7 pressies, under the tree...which you can't see, because its tiny...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94242)

Here's the whole tree area: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94243)

Day 12:  ornaments!  here's all of them...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94244)

and here's some closeups of a couple, to show the variety...there's a shrinky dink DOTD skull and octopus (!), a ball of yarn!, a little skully pillow, clay stars, clay DOTD skulls, a clay x-mas tree, and these fabulous glass hearts that are covered in clay.  I have no idea how LuxieLou does this, but it is awesome!
  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94247)

DAY 11!!!!!
I got supplies! 

Here's SIX!! fibertrends purse knitting patterns, that somehow count as one item in LuxieLou's universe (they are all really fabulous, I love fibertrends patterns!), and some shrinky dinks, which are great, and I can't find them anywhere in detroit. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94755)

and here's three fat quarters of fun, three clay coated crochet hooks, a set of knitting needles with octopuses on them (ahhh!), and a pin cushion! (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94754)


swiped immediately were some supplies for my son, Alexander...pipecleaners, pompoms, and foam stars.  They are all over his bedroom floor already!

DAY 10!!!!
stuff for my house!
First off, there is this bad a$$ string art, which i love, and they are getting hung up in my living room tonight!  they are perfect colors too!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94756)

next, two trivets for my kitchen, a skull pattern and a doggy pattern (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94757)

and FOUR votive candle holders, two of them are fimo/clay covered, and the other two are needlepointed on plastic canvas and wrapped.  The patterns on the plastic canvas ones really go with the string art.  and two embroidered skull magnets (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94758)


and last but not least, LEGO COASTERS!!!! (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94759)


everyone in the family is obsessed with these, because we are all major dorks!


DAY 9!!!!!

Ok, prepare for the awesomeness.....its  A RESIN KIT!!!!!
I've wanted to make resin for so long, but it seemed really scarey....this kit has it all....and the most important part, Nikki's directions, which make it sound not scary at all! (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94760)


Day 8!!!!

I got a whole bunch of fun stuff today!  here's two boxes of tea and 3 types of coffee from Denver.  the tea is peppermint (my fav!) and sleepytime, which should be a great nighttime tea.  the coffee is Hawaiian, Zimbabwe, and Holiday, I can't wait to try them!


Then there's a record bowl (Prince!) a knitted cloth, a knitted java jacket for a coffee cup, and stitch markers that look like sweets!

closeup of the stitch markers:


and treats for my doggy!



Day 7:
Check out this polymer clay sushi set!!!!!  it totally looks good enough to eat! 
My kiddo wants to steal it! 


Day 6:
I got six awesome pouches!  there are three drawstring ones:

there's a skull bag, a hello kitty bag, and a black bag with neat little circle patterns.  They are nice and roomy, great for my sock knitting!

and here's the three zipper pouches:

THere's an octopus, a blue heart pattern, and a red paisley pattern.  I've already got the little blue one holding my notions in my knitting bag!  the two little ones have little fobs on the zipper pulls, the blue one has a blue clay heart, and the pink paisley has pink and black shrinky dink circles... insanely cute!

Day 5:
I got two trinket boxes!  well, I got one, and superkid got one...can you guess which is which?


Here's the inside, and the stuff that was in them.  a DOTD shrinky dink pendant, a lego skeleton necklace (ahhhh!  awesome!), and a bat magnet, which is really really hard to see in the pic.


Finally, day 4 pics!  I got 4 stuffies!  a big sock monkey with silver sparkle stripes, a PLATYPUS!!, an octopus, and a froggie that is a heat pad as well...and did I mention, A PLATYPUS????

and a cute group shot:


Day 3, stuff for superkiddo...a robot pillow, a little tiny stuffie robot and spaceship (adorable!) and an altoid tin robot:

He really liked it all, and it was on his birthday, so it was extra special!

Day 2:  monster wreath and monster bag!  Ok, the bag isn't really monstery, but it is monster cool!
wreath:

and here's the zipper bag...it was hard to get a good pic, so I put sock monkey in there, to show how it opens and stuff... it is made of a really great fabric!


Day One: a super great bag...this fabric is so awesome! it even has a little pocket inside, and a tag that says LuxieLou!  Here it is, modeled by sock monkey once again:


Nikki, everything is so great!  thanks for a wonderful swap, sorry it took so long to get these pics up!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: biggreenfeet on September 24, 2007 03:04:36 PM
MINE!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on September 29, 2007 12:10:22 PM
Thanks to my partner gala_apples and kishcrafts for a fun swap!!  Happy Holidays to everyone!!

Click the pics!!

the 1st day of Christmas......
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96339)
a cute striped tote with a wallet and change purse!!

the 2nd day of Christmas....... 
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96337) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96338)
Two stenciled bags!!  A red tote with blackbirds and a cute blue wristlet with a skeleton, great additions to my bag collection (or obsession my husband might say) 

the 3rd day of Christmas....... 
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96333) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96334) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96335) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96336)
3 fabulous stenciled t-shirts for me!!!!!!   Gala choose themes very close to my heart, one says "Leukemia Sucks" , an anatomical heart, and the last one speaks about joining the bone marrow registry (pics of the front and back) !! 

the 4th day of Christmas......
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95757) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95756) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95754) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95755)
Stenciled t-shirts for my family!!  Blue for my husband  ;), green for my oldest son Ryan-his favorite magic card symbol; red for my son Connor-a car for the car buff; and a pink hello kittty for my daughter Moira!!  These are great and everyone says thank-you gala!!

the 5th day of Christmas...... 
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95751) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95752) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95753)
ART!  3 collages, my very first "art" rolling pin (for my rolling pin collection!) and a cute green Christmas skeleton for me to decorate!

the 6th day of Christmas...... 
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95750)
Jewelry!!  A necklace and some bracelets (beaded, charm and one nifty one made of shells)

the 7th day of Christmas......
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95152) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95151) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95153)
Seven different kinds of cookies!  There are gingerbread angels, almond shortbread, scottish shortbread, peanut butter, oatmeal coconut, the best Canadian candy/cookie invention-clodhoppers and shortbread puffs!  Gala did an amazing packing job, not one single cookie broke.  My family is enjoying your cookie generosity (good thing I hid a few for myself before school was over) ;D

the 8th day of Christmas.....
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94957)
Jack Heads for my Nightmare Before Christmas tree!!!!!   These are the greatest!!!!
action shots:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94958) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94959)


the 9th day of Christmas....
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94763) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94764)
I had the Purl Bee Swatch Portraits on my wist and gala sent me Christmas ones!!   And 3 stenciled owls that will go perfectly in my orange bedroom ;D 

the 10th day of Christmas.....
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94588) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94586)
fuzzy warm pink socks, some tree ornaments (in my colours!), a couple of buddhas for my collection and a kit for making marble/rock pendants with everything I need, plus some examples AND a cool collaged box to put it in!!!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94587)
my absolute favorite, a bag full of the most fantastic charms!!  Theres so many nifty charms in this collection(even a little hairbrush)...I can't wait to use them ;D

the 11th day of Christmas...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94468)
11 skeins of funky yarn!!  I love the colours of all of these, especially the orange Modadea.  Totally have a project in mind for that ;)  Thanks gala!!

the 12th day of Christmas....
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94292) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94293)
12 skeleton ornaments for my tree!!  Great idea, I have lots of spots still to fill on my tree :) 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on September 29, 2007 01:06:55 PM
Here's Days 12, 11, 9 and 8 for me under my tree!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=93436)

So I was planning on staying up late & opening but just too tired.  I love my day 12 though!  I got 12 birdie ornaments.  Owls & penguins.  I love them.  So does my dog, I'll have to put them high up on the tree because for some reason she likes to lick them.  Here they all are with the cute card.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94295)
And here is an action shot of one on the tree  :)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94294)

Day 11 is this awesome knitting kit!  It even includes a scarf that's already been started.  I've done a few rows but my stitches are too tight and it looks funny. There were 3 skeins of yarn, a book, 2 sets of knitting needles, a cable knit needle, the book 10 20 30 minutes to learn to knit, a pouch, 2 sets of needle stops and a gauge measurer.  The pouch is kinda funny - I have a dress my mom made me using the same fabric!  Oh and with the scarf are hand written instructions on how to start knitting it so I don't have to deal with casting on right away.  Bugaboo did a great job!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94653)

Here's a closeup of the stitch markers.  Very pretty.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94654)

Day 10 will be here once I get it.  International shipping  :P

Day 9!!!!  I got some amazing lotions.  Maremare 312 did an amazing job.  There were 3 big lotions, 3 travel size, and 3 solid bars.  My favorite (so far) is the rosemary mint.  It smells lovely.  Of course when I get home from work I'll have to actually smell the rest of them and my favorite might change  :)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94746) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94745)

And here is Day 8:
all 5 flavors of lovely lip stuff:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94938) (notice the teeth marks on the chapstick tubes)

And an interior shot of the 5 flavors.  My dog really loved one of these.  From the smell I think it's the bubblegum one but my sniffer is stuffy so I'm not sure.  But as you may be able to tell she sampled every flavor.  At least the tubes are still usable. :P
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94939)

Day 7 is so much more than 7!  Here are all of the patterns & binding that I was sent.  RiRa in the card said her mom sent these (I think it's been 2 days since I read the card).  Wow & Thank You! to your mom.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95230)

And here is the awesome yarn, needles, pretty note cards, D rings, and Christmas card.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95231)

I thought you all might like a close up of the yarn, and this is my favorite purse pattern.  My mom doesn't know it yet but she will be helping me make this on Friday night after I get to my parents house  ;D.  That is if I'm not busy practicing knitting with all my cool stuff from bugaboo1 & RiRa.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95232)

Day 6 & Day 5
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=112014)

Day 4 finally posted!  WYOKrista's theme was Christmas for this day.  I got an awesome hook that will be used for a stocking hanger, a reindeer ornament, hot cocoa mix (can never have too much of that) and instant snow!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=98436)

Day 3 I got a punch needle kit from Krista!  I got a book and 3 types of fabric to punch on and I think something else but because I'm a spaz I forget and can't find what it might have been.  It's been a very crazy morning.  Here's a pic of my awesome stuff.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95771)
 I'm going to use this later today with the needle that my mom gave me.  Now I just hope my stuff looks as cool as Krista's.

Here's what else i got on day 3.  A Holly Hobby Sunbonnet Sue punch needle art.  It is currently on my bookshelf looking very nice.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=98438)

Day 2 is so great.  I got an amazing bag.  It is pink & brown & has paisley!  Edel you are just so awesome.  Here's the whole bag.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95946)

And with the flap open:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95947)
(both of these were taken on top of a quil my mom is making.  Sorry for the color clash  :))

And inside the bag was a kit to make my own bag complete with instructions and a treat.  I'm guessing that the yougurt goody was tasty since a dog ate it.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95945)

I can't wait to make the bag and I've already used my pretty pink bag to take crafty stuff up to my grandpa's house.  My mom and aunt both really like it.  I need to keep it in sight or it might disapear  ;D

Day 1 I received this lovely, and very warm sweater.  I like the dark chocolatey brown.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=98898)

And TAOJ also sent me an ATC starter kit.  She's so cool!  Oh and sorry for the blurry pic.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=98899)



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: travelbug on September 29, 2007 02:37:28 PM
Pics are finally up!

Here is one of everything...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97666)

Day 12: 6 notecards (4 christmas ones and 2 really cool retro ones), 6 bookmarks and a set of colour pencils
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97667)

Day 11: My fav. day so far! A needle felting kit including the foam backing, two felting needles and a whole assortment of different colours of material to use for felting. I can't wait to try it out  :)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97665)

Day 10: A cute pink drawstring bag w/rabbits to hold hair accessories and an assortment of hair goodies and a handmade fabric headband.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97669)

Day 9: Christmas cookie kit- a pink apron! A book of cookie recipes, cookie cutters and sprinkles for the cookies
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97670)

Day 8: A bunch of sweets and chocolate from Ireland  ;D (which I've already started to eat)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97671)

Day 7: My new fav. day! A brown and pink tote bag with a pocket inside to hold extra stuff. A matching make-up bag with a make-up brush and some make-up, 2 wonderful scarves in pink and purple. I love wearing scarves right now and they are in two of my favourite colours so they will be well used.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97672)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97673)

Day 6: AMAZING handpainted re-usable grocery bags. I will get lots of use out of these for sure! The designs were handpainted on unbleached calico bags. I took a couple of pictures so that you could see the detail better. My favourite is the one painted with an apple.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97674)

Day 5: Jewelry! Including a cute matching necklace and earrings set.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97675)

Day 4: Decorated disclothes and an awesome pair of appliqued slippers :)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97676)

Day 3: Some great pillowcases an eyeshade and a nice smelling lavendar bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97678)

Day 2: Two amazing stencilled shirts. I LOVE the pink one, it has a little bird painted on it.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97679)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97680)

Day 1: A pair of pyjamas in brown and pink. Perfect for Christmas morning.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97681)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: picklesticks on September 29, 2007 04:16:40 PM
Reserved for my mini gallery!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Catrinau on September 29, 2007 08:06:22 PM
Day 12: 6 Blue toille fabric covered napkin rings and 6 blue napkins with blue toille piggies appliqued onto them!
Day 11: Oh my .. this has to be my absolute fave!!  A blue toille piece to hang on the wall, 2 hand size pot holders, 1 finger sized pot holder, a beautiful apron that will fit me (I'm a big woman) and 6 beautiful coasters.
Day 10: 10 adorable piggy marble magnets!
Day 9: Beautiful blue cups, a piggy sun catcher
Day 8: Headbands & hair scrunchies
Day 7: 3 piggy shirts for my son, 3 adorable stuffed piggies for my boys, a piggy pot holder
Day 6: some awesome bags, a wipes container and a pocket thing for inside a bag
Day 5: Cute santa ornaments
Day 4: ~Didn't receive~
Day 3: 3 tubby toys for my boys
Day 2: a piggy magnet and a marble magnet
Day 1: A cute piggy bank
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/swapss015.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/swapss016.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/swapss018.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/crafts/swaped009.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/crafts/swaped007.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/crafts/swaped006.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/crafts/swaped005.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/crafts/swaped004.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/crafts/swaped003.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/crafts/swaped002.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/catrinau/crafts/swaped001.jpg)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: danceisthenewmosh on September 30, 2007 01:25:45 PM
Day 12- The cutest lime green tin full of chocolate chip cookies!  A craftster's dozen.  dogsarecool told me she makes the best chocolate chip cookies and seriously she does, better than my mom's even.  I took a photo, but I can't find my cord and my isight camera is being a jerk.  Tomorrow I will buy a card reader or find the cord.




Day 11- Sparkly star ornaments!  They are all different sizes with red and green ribbon.  I am looking for my cord right now.



Day 10- Disney Magnets.


Not all of them are pictured because the kid took Marie and Mimmy Mouse (as she calls them.



PS. I am not sure if it did the thumbnail thing, I tried.

PPS. Sorry I haven't updated, I am pretty sick.  So I haven't been opening, but I am sure they rock.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Calsters on September 30, 2007 07:04:05 PM
PRESENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All 12 Days from CrafterInIL!

Image coming soon!

Day 12:





This will definitely get me through finals!

Day 11:

Jill, CrafterInIL, gave me 9 homemade gift bags, 11 gift tags, and 1 Elvis ornament.  Oh my word!  There is so much detail in these bags!  Thank you so much!!!!

(The resolution's too small so here's the links!)

Bags: http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day11_bags.jpg

Elvis: http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day11_elvis.jpg

Day 10!
Oh my word!  Jill seriously spoiled me!!! Look!



Day 9! Six scrubbie soaps, and three regular soaps!  They are seriously amazing!



Day 8!  Paper/journal day!  I love to journal, and I'm almost done with my current one...Jill seriously sent me some of the most amazing paper!  I'm so going to use this to make more journals for me and my family!



Day 7!  A kit to make the Jordy bag!  The fabrics are amazing!



Day 6!  Relax/Pamper Day!  Fiber Trend Clogs, lip balm (made by Jill), clean linen scented candle, pillow, eye pillow, and heating pad!  Oh my word, this swap keeps getting better and better! 



Day5!  Two Tutorials in One Day!  I recieved sock yarn dyed by Jill-the color is absolutely fabulous!  In addition I recieved knitpicks "bare" yarn for me to dye, Kool-Aid for dying my yarn, Knitpicks Harmony DPNs in size 1, a begining sock pattern, and instructions to dye yarn!  Um, can I just say I don't like this present at all...I LOVE THIS DAY AND THIS SWAP!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm so lucky!

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_5dyekit.jpg)

Day 4!  Stay Stylin' Day!  I recieved 2 gorgeous handmade purses with matching wallets!  Amazing! 

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_4staystyling.jpg)

Day 3!  It's too cold to survive these Illinois winters!  I recieved a Palandrome scraf made out of this yummy yarn, a pair of fetching, and a felted hat!  These have been Illinois tested, and approved :D

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_3illinoiswinters.jpg)


Day 2!  Homemade socks!  OMG!!!!!  I've never ever ever ever saw this coming!  They are the famous Monkey pattern, and they fit like a dream!  They are super cozy, and I've been wearing them to sleep in every night since I opened them!

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_2moresocks.jpg)


(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_2homemadesocks.jpg)



Day 1!  Big Wish Day.  I recieved a beautiful homemade Funky Travel Bag!  I about passed out when I opened it!  I seriously am not worthy of this awesomeness!  I'm going to Chicago around the first, and it is soo coming with me.  I think I can kiss my other luggage good-bye!  OMG, I'm still amazed at Jill's mad crazy sewing/knitting/soap making/yarn dying/sock making/purse making/paper crafting skills!  I'm still wigging out over everything I've recieved!  I'm already starting on my first pair of socks :o, plus I'm dying some yarn over the weekend!  And, I'm definately going to be sewing my purse together this weekend!  I've had so much fun with this swap!

The Outside!

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_1funkytravelbagoutside.jpg)

The Outside Pocket!

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_1outsidezip.jpg)

The Inside!

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_1insidelining.jpg)

The matching makeup bag!

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_1makeupbag.jpg)

The matching wallet (outside)!

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_1walletoutside.jpg)

The matching wallet (outside)!


(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day_1insidewallet.jpg)

Thank you so much Jill!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: LuxieLou on October 02, 2007 12:50:05 PM
Day 12! I received painted ornaments, a painted snowman and cute little tree! the tree is on the bedroom door, snowman in the window and we put all the ornaments on the tree. We love them!

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0986.jpg)
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0988.jpg)


Day 11 - supplies! fabric, strap adjusters, d rings and ribbon
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0989.jpg)

Day 10 - pink and skully goodness!!!! this is totally the way to my heart  :D
These 2 awesome stencil shirts


slippers that I have not stopped wearing, frame, super cool cup, socks, earrings, stamp, id case, plastic skeleton
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0995.jpg)
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0994.jpg)
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0993.jpg)

wooden skeleton (going in my craft space), 2 soaps, necklace and pin
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0991.jpg)
There are more than 10 things here! but they were in 10 lil packages :)

Day 9 - awesome stuffie ornaments for the tree!
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1022.jpg)

Day 8 - stencilled notecards!
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1001.jpg)

Day 7 - goodies for Mikey, he loves everything! he also got a book and a mask from superhooker's son. the mask didn't go with a day...just added in.
awesome slippers and stencilled batman shirt
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1000.jpg)
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0998.jpg)
batman frame and a mug that says my other mug is in the batmobile
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0997.jpg)
grow lizard, batman candies (there were 2 boxes, he ate the other right away!) and felted soap...I'm jealous!
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0996.jpg)

Day 6 - stuff for the kitchen!
chili pepper oven mit - our kitchen is chili pepper themed :) recipe cards and 2 knit cloths/trivets
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1003.jpg)
40 holiday cookie cutters..which are awesome timing, the sugar cookie dough I made is is the fridge ready to use!
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1004.jpg)
And this awesome apron! its so cool
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1007.jpg)

Day 5 - Amigurumi!!!

icecream cone and camera!!
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1005.jpg)

little piggy, birdie and doggie!
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1006.jpg)

Day 4- nightmare before christmassy stuff
Oogie Boogie puppet, necklace & trinket box
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1018.jpg)
Wreath
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN0981.jpg)

Day 3 - Stuff to keep us warm
Batman stencilled hoodie for Mike, it says Batman accross the front
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1017.jpg)
I got this stencilled skully hoodie
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1015.jpg)
And Brody got a toy, reindeer antlers & bell collar and a knit scarf
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1014.jpg)

Day 2 - stuff to keep me warm
Calorimetry - superhooker died, spun and knit this yarn
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1020.jpg)
cupcake scarf
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1019.jpg)

Day 1 - crochet blanket
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/luxielou/DSCN1027-1.jpg)



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on October 02, 2007 12:53:54 PM
Reserved for my Mini Gallery

Here we go...

Day 12 - Coryjo/biggreenfeet
three knitting needles, two pairs of needle covers, a candle, a pair of crocheted slippers *which my daughter (age 2) promptly stole* three knitting books, a hand made wallet and pouch - which is the only thing I have taken a photo of...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99657)

one dozen cookies...wasn't able to take a picture before the ants got to them.

Days 11-9 - maremare312

Day 11
2 packages of glycerin soap base...shipped separately
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97369)

Bobbles to put into my soaps
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=97408)

6 colors to change the soaps into
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99588)

2 soap molds

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99655)

Lovely pretty lotions and lip balm - Which I have no photo of.

Day 10 -
Wonderful fragrances and essence oils for the soap

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99656)

Day 9
Two Scrapbooks, bag of eyelets, post expanders, a set of extra pages, page protectors, two sheets of vellum stickers
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99584)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99625)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99650)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99653)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99654)

Day 8 - wax51
Edward Scissorhands cd case, a karma kit, a container of chocolate covered macadamia nuts, three rice krispie treats, one chunky bar (which I haven't had in like forever), one special dark hershey's bar, a key chain with flip flops on them and a tin full of sweet treats.  I got the box last night

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99675)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99672)


biggreenfeet
Eight pieces of jewelry
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99666)

Day 7 - Catrinau
7 hand made note cards with dragons on them
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99661)

Day 6 - Roberta_Mac
Soap Making book, Soap Making Kit, Color Additives, Soap Mold, and two Glycerin Packs
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99665)

Day 5 - Krafty_Kelly/biggreenfeet
5 pairs of hand made earrings

Dragon Marking Kit...with Monogrammed Initial
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99663)

Day 4 - Roberta Mac
4 ornaments two blue two red.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99667)

Day 3 - bluesparkie
aprons
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99668)

Day 2 - Catrinau
Two bars of cinnamon and clove soap - Only one bar remains as MIL took one home with her...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99664)

Day 1 - Lady4feet
Quilted dragon banner
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99660)

Thank you guys so much.  I can't say enough how much I appreciate you all. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gingerquilts on October 02, 2007 01:38:26 PM
DAY 1-Redheadskydiver put together a big box of crafty supplies for me.  Pics to come when the camera gets found under the big pile of wrapping paper, etc.  Thanks Christina! Merry Christmas everyone!!   ;D

Day 2-SLIPPERS!  SLIPPERS!  SLIPPERS!  My partner knit me SLIPPERS!  I just need to felt them and then I can decorate them with my kit from yesterday!!!  You have no idea how much I wanted slippers!!!  Thanks so much Christina!!!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysday2.jpg)

Day 3 - Oh YEAH!  A needlefelting kit for me with a needle, instructions and colorful roving!   Can't wait to use this one!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysday3.jpg)

Day 4 - handpainted ornaments for my tree!  Beautiful!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysday4.jpg)


Day 5 - beautiful knit dishcloths to match my kitchen and a fabulous lotion bar.  These cloths were a big wish on my list - love them.  If only they weren't too pretty to use!!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/day12day5.jpg)

DAY 6 - Earrings!!  I love them all.  The red ones were perfect to wear today for my son's party at school.  Thanks Christina!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysday6.jpg)

Day 7Check it out!  My awesome partner made me these itty bitty stockings in amazing different yarns!  They are all on the tree already.  Love 'em!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysday7.jpg)

Day 8 the most beautiful crocheted snowflakes.  So delicate and pretty!

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysday8.jpg)
For day 9, 9 great magnets!  There are some Christmasy ones, rooster ones, a scotty for my daughter's school mascot and a blue devil for my son's school mascot.  Also a heart in a hand!  What a great addition to my collection!

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysday9.jpg)

day 10 -  redheadskydiver sent a GREAT kit for making slide pendants.  It includes a great example, instructions, slides for 3 pendants, flux (with a reminder NOT to eat  ;D) solder, jumprings, aluminum tape and copper tape.  Can't wait to try these as soon as Christmas madness slows down!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysday10.jpg)

day 11- lucky me!  A koolaid dying kit with yarn, instructions and lots of yummy colors!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12days-day11fromred.jpg)

12 day from redheadskydiver:  Look at the great set of holiday cards she made me!  4 of each design-so great![/color
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12days-day12-1.jpg)

Teaser pic of one package I sent to redheadskydiver
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysteaserpic.jpg)

The clock I made redheadskydiver in all its glory!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/gingerquilts/12daysclock.jpg)




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: bronzfrog on October 02, 2007 01:38:47 PM
My partner was Catrinau
Day 12  Magnets with 12 Christmas songs. (Maybe Santa will bring me a fridge?)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96923)

Day 11  Crafting book, ribbon, buttons, and assorted fabric.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96922)

DAy 10  Tea cozy, tea towl, bag and different teas.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96921)

Day 9  Wipe your paws lplaque, Frog star, Frog key rack, 6 key shains.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96609)

Day 8 coasters from recycled denium and flannel.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96910)

Day 7  Frog fabric, Bean bag frog and kitty, Headband, Eye bag, Frog plastic bag holder, Scoodie
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96603)

Day 6  Fabric covered knobs.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96911)

Day 5  Candle holder and candles.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96915)

Day 4  Will open when my partner gets hers.
Day 3  Will open when my partner gets hers.

Day 2  2 Pairs of earrings.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96917)

Day 1  Change purse.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96916)


SENT

Day 12
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96929)
Day 11
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96928)
Day 10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96927)
Day 9
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96924)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96925)
Day 8
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96906)
Day 7
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96926)
Day 6
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96908)
Day 5
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96907)
Day 2 no pic.  I sent 2 more magnets.  One a bubble magnet that has the fabric I used for the kitchen stuff I sent her.  The other is a cute fuzzy piggy.
Day 1
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=96909)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: firebird1919 on October 02, 2007 03:07:52 PM
Oh, Look, presents! ...and a ferocious cat...
(Days 12-6 for dyingtolive)



My Days 12-7 from dyingtolive under my undecorated tree- in really cute paper with fun captions on the tags!



On Day 12, "Tis the Season" day, dyingtolive gave to me:
A bunch of Christmas-y stuff! And it's all fabulous. big glittery star ornaments, pen and sticky-pad, a whole set of cookie cutters (which I needed...I'll explain later...), holiday socks!, fun gift tags, 4 etched glass ornaments- pretty! Thanks, Krystle! I hope you like yours as much as I did mine!

On Day 11, "Junk in the Trunk" day, dyingtolive gave to me:
a GIANT mish-mash of papercraft supplies! Which is fabulous because papercrafts are something I'm always wanting to try out but never get to it for one reason or another...and here it all is!
-scrapbooking paper 12x12"...35?! loose sheets and 3 packs of 6 each- everything from colors and stripes to birthday prints (my birthday was thursday) to funny birthday cats to musical-inspired- this is going to last me a while!
-tons of stickers- letters, cat stickers, musical stickers (with a flute! Where'd you find it?!), leaves and hearts, foam shapes, fun quotations, work boots....I love stickers!
-8 decoratively-edge-cut blank cards with envelopes, and 2 white with pink edging cards with envelopes- for me to dress up with all these goodies!
-a bunch of magazine pages and paper things with Chinese characters all over them- some would say it's junk, but I say it's Chinese characters, which I love but find hard to come by!
-a little box of ribbons, brads, rhinestones, and other decorative embellishments (which my cat promptly knocked off the bed...)
-3 decorative red and gold Chinese-style prints- will be going on my wall very shortly!
-a little baggie of fun blank gift tags and other such fun punchouts....mini Uno game cards?! fun!

Thanks, Krystle, this is amazing!

On Day 10, "Mmm...Mmm..." Day, dyingtolive gave to me:
9 recipes and an embroidered apron!
I LOVE the apron! I know I've seen that embroidery pattern before and liked it, just can't remember the designer's name....and the recipes sound very yummy! Though I'll have to do the chicken salad without mayo since I'm allergic....but I bet it'll work out. Thanks Krystle! Time to get cooking! And to get my brother to bend to my will with that cheesecake...muahahahaha!


On Day 9, "Stuck On You" Day, dyingtolive gave to me:
9 awesome marble magnets in a tin!
And the marbles have an iridescent finish, which I just love! They're nice and big too, perfect size for doing these. My 1/2" ones always feel too small. And I love that I got a tin with no lid, because I'm always putting things on my desk or bureau in tins but worry I'll lose the lids because I don't use them...problem solved! Thanks, Krystle, you rock!


On Day 8, "Get Crafty" Day, dyingtolive gave me:
A box full of trimmings!
Somehow I bet I can make it add up to 8, but it's way more than that. Lace, ribbon, rick-rack...all sorts of trimmings, which I never have enough of. Thanks Krystle!
(picture to follow)
On Day 7, "Crazy Day", dyingtolive gave to me:
7 things for my Cat!
That is, 5 felt catnip toys (which she loved), a "cat wand"- a stick with a long fleece ribbon to wave in front of her (endless hours of fun), and a lovely painted picture frame with my cat's name, Arwen, across the top. "Crazy Day" because my cat is CRAZY. She fits in with the rest of my household :)




On Day 6, "Keep In Touch" Day, dyingtolive gave me:
Six lovely notecards!
One "happy birthday", one "congratulations", and four for anytime- all lovely. Thanks!

On Day 5, "Reading Rainbow" Day, dyingtolive gave me:
Four bookmarks and a reconstructed journal!
How Krystle knew that I loved Nancy Drew books as a kid AND reading rainbow is beyond me, but she's psychic or something. She reconned the first Nancy Drew book into a blank journal for me...which I am In Love With. Along with it are four beautiful bookmarks, which I actually needed and will use quite a lot. Thanks so much!

On Day 4, "Yummy Day", dyingtolive gave me:
Two kinds of cookies and two rubber baking molds!
MMmmmm.....chocolate cookies and sugar cookies that smell DIVINE...they won't last long around here, trust me. And two rubber molds for (I think) baking a tree-shaped cake and santa-shaped mini-things. Or Jell-O molds? Or for candy? I'm lost but I think whatever they are, they're wicked awesome and will find more than one use! Thanks!

On Day 3, "Black and White Day", dyingtolive gave me:
A T-shirt, a scarf, and lip balm! The T-shirt is from a bumper sticker she saw on my wists..."Support Live Music...Kiss A Flutist"- This may be my new favorite t-shirt...sorry Zildjian shirt, you've been demoted...The scarf is wonderfully fuzzy and black and white, can't wait to use it! And I can NEVER have enough chapstick, these ones look so yummy! Thanks, you're awesome!


On day 2, "Hold Me" Day, dyingtolive gave me:
A fantastic tote bag and pouch for my business cards!
I can always use more tote bags to carry my multiple meals with me, and finally, something to hold my business cards. Thanks!

ON CHRISTMAS DAY, DYINGTOLIVE GAVE TO ME:
AN EMBOSSING KIT!
Krystle, this is fantastic! Several rubber ink stamps, several colors of ink pads, and several canisters of embossing powder, plus the heat tool and instructions. Oh man, now I can *really* get started on my papercrafts...I'll be sending a lot of cards to people this year! This is amazing!


And to top it off, I got a little birthday surprise- Chocolate and Starbursts! My life is now complete.

Thanks, Krystle, you've been such an awesome partner, I love all the stuff you've sent! Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope you enjoy your stuff just as much as I'm enjoying mine!





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: raynbow on October 03, 2007 07:07:39 AM
Day 12: 12 awesome shiny stitch markers.

(http://www.hawkworld.net/gallery/crafts/swaps/twelvedays/Crafts+2007+037.jpg.html)

Day 11: 11 oz of yarn and fiber.  The fiber is hemp if you can't see the label. Very awesome, I've never tried hemp before!!!
(http://www.hawkworld.net/gallery/crafts/swaps/twelvedays/Crafts+2007+038.jpg.html)

And here's a close up of the yummy (handspun) yarn.  I think the silk wants to be one of those little warm up eye masks, and I'm pretty sure the multicolored wool wants to be a new winter hat!
(http://www.hawkworld.net/gallery/crafts/swaps/twelvedays/Crafts+2007+040.jpg.html)

Day 10: I think alot of people were on the same wavelength, because these seem to be a popular gift.  10 gorgeous crochets snowflake ornaments.  These are going down and going on the tree as soon as I finish this post!
(http://www.hawkworld.net/gallery/crafts/swaps/twelvedays/Crafts+2007+005.jpg.html)

Ok, I know, I'm a really really bad person! But here are 4 more of the days I got.  There are at least two pictures I know I'm missing. There was one day that was candles and yummy cappucino that got drunk up right away.  And there was another day that was an embroidery kit that I was so excited to have I tore into it right away!

There were alot of yummy food items, dog treats, husband treats, etc mixed into my packages and  I just did NOT do a good enough job of making sure I got good pictures before things went there seperate ways.

So enough excuses, here are the things I did manage to get photographed!

8 sets of handmade cards.  I do not remember what day this was except that it wasn't day 8!
(http://www.hawkworld.net/gallery/crafts/swaps/twelvedays/Crafts+2008+004.jpg.html)

Headbands, I loooove headbands, I wear one of these to work almost every day! Day 7 I believe!
(http://www.hawkworld.net/gallery/crafts/swaps/twelvedays/Crafts+2008+002.jpg)

Day 3, awesome Christmas sock monkeys that are sitting on my desk right now!
(http://www.hawkworld.net/gallery/crafts/swaps/twelvedays/Crafts+2008+001.jpg)


Day 2, awesome homemade apron.  I'm having a spin in on Sunday and I think I'll try it out then!
(http://www.hawkworld.net/gallery/crafts/swaps/twelvedays/Crafts+2008+006.jpg.html)

Pictures still to come, someday:
Awesome Day 1 blankie
Day 4 homemade stockings for my husband and I and our puppies
Hat I made with yarn from Day 11




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: edelC on November 12, 2007 11:58:38 AM
I have received days 12-7 from travelbug! And its driving me nuts not to be able to open them...but there was a very sweet little pencil holder, hello kitty for my daughter, she adores it!



Day 12
a fabulous bag, in a great print, with fabulous cute asian notecards, stickers (which my daughter immediately laid claim to), A great polka dot purse and some sorely needed jewellery findings.  And one of those great scissors that give a wavy edge to the paper, I love love everything



Day 11, two awesome coin purses, I adore the fabrics and loads of Hello Kitty stuff for my daughter, some washcloths, exercise books, she was majorly excited, Also some great laces which she insisted went on her trainers immediately. So they are not in the picture!




Day 10, A brilliant japanese craft book, such pretty projects and some great fabric, I adore the pear and apple fabric,
And a friendship book (I think, its in japanese so we are not 100% sure but my daugher has claimed it anyway and loves it!) And a very neat hair elastic and some craft supplies for sewing purses.


Day 9 (feeling thoroughly spoilt by now!) matching sets of hairbands and eyemasks. Which are brilliant, excellent for travelling, a checkbook cover, I love the fabrics that she uses they are gorgeous. And some lovely bath bubbles and foot lotion.



Day 8, This might be my favourite so far. A Bento box!! I love it, with accessories, dinky little mayonaise holders and little hello kitty box for more little interesting lunch type stuff. I am going to be eating so healthily next year, I can take interesting food, not just boring sandwiches! It was all wrapped up in great bandana, with two cool pairs of chopsticks. And if that weren't enough a great wallet. I am seriously in awe of travelbugs sewing skills. I am very competent, but she is incredibly precise and neat.



Day 7 I love these, unaccountably the candies are all gone now! I really need a needle book and pin, cushion, but as ever Travelbug has a fabulous taste in fabric and awesome sewing skills!


Days 6,5,4 These days all got a little mixed up as life was very full-on at the time, But I loved having all the wonderful packages to open, I got a great japanese craft book, some beautiful little patch work projects.


 Pieces of some of the great fabrics that travelbug had used for the various purses.


Some candies....yum! And an assortment of smaller purses, including some coin purses, a great wallet (not shown as a dear friend fell totally in love with it and I gave it to her)

and other really useful items like a tampon holder , wrist purse and a glasses case.





 I particularly love this black and white bag, I made a dress over the holidays that has a similar black and white pattern, It is my new favourite thing to wear as it is really flattering, this bag matches it perfectly!





Day 3, this is one of the best things about swapping. I would probably not have seen the potential in this fabric but look! It looks amazing as a simple tote and a couple of matching purses. I love the colours. Its a bit crumpled but thats becuase it has been well used already, It is a great size and really handy here in Ireland, where we have a plastic bag levy so shops dont give you bags for groceries.






Day 2 I feel completely spoilt and then look what I got for day two, again fabulous fabric.

I love the brown and blue together

Day 1 adore this fabric, I got a small piece of it in a swap and made a little purse but I love this one, it is a perfect size for going away overnight, and it has had a lot of use already over the holidays.

 there was a bit of camera shake though! Sorry

I also swapped Day 2 with Coryjo, Day 2 from coryjo was a brilliant pair of crocheted slippers (isn't she clever! I wish I could do work like this) and some decorated pillowcases, which I love, I love nice bedlinen, its such a treat.





Thank you both for being great partners and for being so patient in waiting for me to finally post pictures!










Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on December 13, 2007 09:17:54 PM
Bugaboo, those tags are great! You are so lucky!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MareMare on December 13, 2007 09:21:37 PM
Oh yeah awesome tags! And fudge, yum! I can't wait to open my days from Coryjo (they kinda rattle though, so prolly not fudge!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 13, 2007 10:06:03 PM
I love the lightbulb garland.

And the beautiful jewelry attached the frame...BRILLIANT idea!

I can't even fathom the awesomeness this gallery is going to hold after all 12 days have been opened.  :o


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 13, 2007 10:48:41 PM
OMG Calster did you get BBBats? ? ? ? My mom use to date the owner of the candy company that makes them and I USE to get free ones form him all the time.....only bf she ever had I liked.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 13, 2007 11:41:09 PM
Day 12, ornaments!
6 beautiful painted glass ball ornaments
1 quilted ball ornament
1 felt snowman, sooo cute
1  laser cut wooden snowflake, its so detailed its amazing
1 beaded snowflake
1 felt bird with vintage fabric!
1 tiny vintage knit stocking, that is just wonderful, its going on my tree!

I bet these are going to look fab on your christmas tree. Lucky lady!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 14, 2007 12:30:50 AM
very nice bracelet gala! hopefully the strategy works for you  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 14, 2007 12:34:20 AM
pretty bracelet! I hope it brings you lots of winning luck!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gingerquilts on December 14, 2007 07:39:36 AM
Glad you like your clock redheadskydiver!  It was fun to make and hard to send, my kids kept trying to steal it!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on December 14, 2007 07:41:24 AM
that is an awesomely cool idea ginga!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on December 14, 2007 08:20:02 AM
gingerquilts, that clock is RAD!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 14, 2007 08:22:32 AM
Day 12, ornaments!
6 beautiful painted glass ball ornaments
1 quilted ball ornament
1 felt snowman, sooo cute
1  laser cut wooden snowflake, its so detailed its amazing
1 beaded snowflake
1 felt bird with vintage fabric!
1 tiny vintage knit stocking, that is just wonderful, its going on my tree!

I bet these are going to look fab on your christmas tree. Lucky lady!

yes, they will! and I was just thinking that my tree looked kind of bare this year! not anymore :)

so far this is a super gallery!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Calsters on December 14, 2007 08:46:03 AM
Oh my 'lanta!  I love the clock, the bracelet, the candy, the ornaments, I love it all!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on December 14, 2007 09:08:54 AM
This gallery is already looking fabulous and it's only the first day!

Gingerquilts, that clock is fantastic! So great!

All the candy looks yummy. The 12 squares blanket is such a great idea, it looks really comfy. I love all the jewelry, RiRa you are so lucky with all that mini food jewelry! Wonderful tree ornaments, I can't wait to see them all WYOKrista.  :)

What a great start!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on December 14, 2007 11:36:12 AM
So much presenty goodness (like my made up word  :D)!  It's all so great.  The clock is such a good idea!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on December 14, 2007 12:03:49 PM
Everyones stuff looks so awsome! I love the clock. And the light bulb garland what a cute idea.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: raynbow on December 14, 2007 12:38:18 PM
Tristitia I love those crocheted gift tags.  Did you have a pattern for those or did you make it up?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: halblingefrau on December 14, 2007 01:52:08 PM
kish, seriously jealous of your polymer clay skizzilz.

calsters, that looks so amazingly yummy omg.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: tristitia on December 14, 2007 01:54:13 PM
Tristitia I love those crocheted gift tags.  Did you have a pattern for those or did you make it up?

Wow!  Posting overload!  I just read through about 6 pages!
I'm not strong enough to stay up to midnight (have to get up at 5am), and didn't have enough time to open my day 12 before work this morning, so it's still waiting for me at home.  This has been a craptastic day, so the anticipation of a little gifty is really helping.  The only thing I hate is that I'll have to take pictures in the dungeon-like darkness of my house in the evening...

The tags I made by first cutting strips of different Christmas-themed scrapbook papers and gluing them onto background papers, then I traced the bottom of my rubber cement bottle on there to make circles.  I cut them out and then punched tiny holes around the edges.  The crochet part I did by just single-crocheting into the first little hole, chaining 3 or 4 until the next little hole and single-crocheting in there all the way around!  I'm glad you like them, and hope Bugaboo does too!

My original plan for day 12 was to make a calendar, with collaged images for every month and handwritten date pages - but after I started on it, I realized that it would have never been done in time - all the gluing and painting and waiting in between for layers to dry...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 14, 2007 02:32:14 PM
I'm glad you like them, and hope Bugaboo does too!

My original plan for day 12 was to make a calendar, with collaged images for every month and handwritten date pages - but after I started on it, I realized that it would have never been done in time - all the gluing and painting and waiting in between for layers to dry...

Oh I doooo love them!
Thats ok about the day 12...I had an original idea in mind for day 12 as well...lets just say me/polymer clay/toaster oven....yeah looked like what happens when a marshmallow is on a bonfire way too long!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on December 14, 2007 04:28:13 PM
What a great start!  Some pretty awesome things so far.

I love that cat cave halblingfrau!  Lucky kitty. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: tristitia on December 14, 2007 05:18:02 PM
I'm glad you like them, and hope Bugaboo does too!

My original plan for day 12 was to make a calendar, with collaged images for every month and handwritten date pages - but after I started on it, I realized that it would have never been done in time - all the gluing and painting and waiting in between for layers to dry...

Oh I doooo love them!
Thats ok about the day 12...I had an original idea in mind for day 12 as well...lets just say me/polymer clay/toaster oven....yeah looked like what happens when a marshmallow is on a bonfire way too long!

I'm not exactly the queen of polymer clay, either (Kish is!) - as you very well may see soon  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on December 14, 2007 05:31:58 PM
the 12 squares blanket looks warm and lovely, and the cat fish cave fascinates me.

i'm so sad i won't be home tonight to open my day 11 present at midnight.  :(

on the good side, when i went to pick up alteredmommy's 6-1, the ladies at the desk asked me what it was, and i told her about the swap. she said i was insane for doing so much, but that it sounded fun. i'm like, multiply that by about 50 people thinking it's a good idea to do this. ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 14, 2007 05:39:05 PM
Oh I doooo love them!
Thats ok about the day 12...I had an original idea in mind for day 12 as well...lets just say me/polymer clay/toaster oven....yeah looked like what happens when a marshmallow is on a bonfire way too long!

I'm not exactly the queen of polymer clay, either (Kish is!) - as you very well may see soon  ;)

*proudly wears her polymer clay crown*  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: rira on December 14, 2007 05:46:45 PM
*hands the poly clay scepter*

im so amazed with my poly presents!

i love that the kitty has taken over the fish cave!


im patiently waiting on day 11 to get here. I'm taking my mom on her surprise Christmas present trip over the weekend, so I wont get to open day 10 till much later in the night...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: SewingLori on December 14, 2007 06:44:45 PM
I'm glad you like your jewelry bluesparkie!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 14, 2007 09:25:19 PM
I'm glad you like them, and hope Bugaboo does too!

My original plan for day 12 was to make a calendar, with collaged images for every month and handwritten date pages - but after I started on it, I realized that it would have never been done in time - all the gluing and painting and waiting in between for layers to dry...

Oh I doooo love them!
Thats ok about the day 12...I had an original idea in mind for day 12 as well...lets just say me/polymer clay/toaster oven....yeah looked like what happens when a marshmallow is on a bonfire way too long!

I'm not exactly the queen of polymer clay, either (Kish is!) - as you very well may see soon  ;)

oh I love the polymer clay ornaments! They came out very nice and probably more long the lines of what I should have tried....we should have a hall of shame category to show some of the things we didn't ship off lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 14, 2007 09:31:18 PM
bugaboo1: those beads are awesome! I can't wait to see all the things you will make with those!

and as for the ornaments covered in polymer clay, made by luxielou, I received one from her in the "once you pop" swap christmas edition, and it is
beeee-utiful!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 14, 2007 10:17:09 PM
ok since no one is posting anything new RIGHT NOW I'm catching up on pics I missed
dragon those votive's are beautiful...are they hand painted? glass stencils? bought? I think they'd look great all lined up on a mantle.

Kelly the octopus charms too cute! what will you do with them?

redheads new clock is very very cool!

Gomerrific's soaps are supper cute would look nice all displayed in the bathroom and smell good too!

lady4 all the scrubs and soaps mmm so lush and I love the bar of soap that looks like a chunk of fudge!

krafty_kelly's gift tags are very pretty. I so wouldn't have the patience to sit and cut all those out.

lori's cards are adorable as well...need a pop up action shot

altered's skeleton ornaments are cool and must look fab on that white tree (which I love by the way)

supers ornaments are adorable too...love the ball of yarn idea!

crafter's fabric is neat I love the dog print! and the pillow is beautiful

mares stuff is all adorable, I loved the blue snowflakes

gingers holiday cards are adorable I especially love the truck ones.

luxie's ornaments are super cute and I love the snowman...what is he made from?

and firebird's set of stuff so cute! whats the story behind the cookie cutters?

kmac wrapped up in her new woobie looks like "nooo I don't wanna go to work!"



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: DaisyTattoo on December 14, 2007 10:20:55 PM
I LOOOOOOOOVE that kitty fishy bed. Where can I find a pattern for something like that?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on December 14, 2007 10:22:43 PM
ok since no one is posting anything new RIGHT NOW I'm catching up on pics I missed
dragon those votive's are beautiful...are they hand painted? glass stencils? bought? I think they'd look great all lined up on a mantle.

I can actually answer this for her. (As her partner and all ;))
I bought the holders and candles, but used rub ons for decorations. There's more pictures in the Winter Holidays thread of the pictures I took of them. My idea for Day 12 was 12 Days of Light. She said in her survey she loved snowflakes, so there's more of those than anything else.

And as for the gallery, Everything Bugaboo1 said! Everything has been awesome so far!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 14, 2007 11:16:02 PM
ok since no one is posting anything new RIGHT NOW I'm catching up on pics I missed
dragon those votive's are beautiful...are they hand painted? glass stencils? bought? I think they'd look great all lined up on a mantle.

I can actually answer this for her. (As her partner and all ;))
I bought the holders and candles, but used rub ons for decorations. There's more pictures in the Winter Holidays thread of the pictures I took of them. My idea for Day 12 was 12 Days of Light. She said in her survey she loved snowflakes, so there's more of those than anything else.

And as for the gallery, Everything Bugaboo1 said! Everything has been awesome so far!

Oh I loved them! and being rub on's theres a hope and a prayer I could make them too lol I cna't draw to save my life!

My day 12 idea was that the holidays don't start for me until we get snow. No snow I'm not in the mood lol so I sent her tristitia snow.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: redheadskydiver on December 15, 2007 05:39:46 AM
I opened day 11 and got 11 ties for a skirt in wist! Thank you gingerquilts!

I also have to say that I love the kitty's fish cave hablingfrau and I notived you have a cat named frodo! My cats are named frodo, sam and gimli!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on December 15, 2007 07:25:22 AM
I'm up way too early for having gone to bed at three in the morning! The girls had practice at church for the program, and you know the moment they walked out the door I was checking out the gallery to see what I missed while I was sleeping. This swap has taken over my life for the last three months, and I love it!


On to the comments on the new pictures!
little green dragonfly, those papers are lovely! So many possibilities! And those magnets are cool!
Dragonslair I hoped you would like the yarn. And those crochet hooks have a secret to them!
RiRa Oh for the love of turtles! Those are great!
lady4feet those cards are beautiful!
WYOKrista How perfect, a pamper you day! Can't wait to see the pictures!
redheadskydiver those ties will look great with that skirt!
tristitia I love the kitchen stuff! My Hobby Lobby has been getting great colors of cotton yarn lately. I agree, it's nice to see it.
SewingLori That box is way too cute! The magnets are cute too!
gingerquilts Yay for dying! I have the supplies, I just haven't been able to make the time....yet. Good luck!


Bugaboo, I've not been able to sit down and do the snowflakes yet. My Husband's grandmother is supposed to come up sometime and show me. I hope they're almost as beautiful as yours.

 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: firebird1919 on December 15, 2007 08:28:51 AM
and firebird's set of stuff so cute! whats the story behind the cookie cutters?

I will explain after dyingtolive has opened her Day 8...let's just say it has to do with that disaster of a project I had a month ago....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: LuxieLou on December 15, 2007 08:49:59 AM
bugaboo - the big snowman? he's wood. the others are ceramic? i think


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Samsara on December 15, 2007 10:10:31 AM

I also have to say that I love the kitty's fish cave hablingfrau and I notived you have a cat named frodo! My cats are named frodo, sam and gimli!

And I have one called Pippin!  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: CrafterInIL on December 15, 2007 11:43:59 AM
This gallery is awesome already! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 15, 2007 01:05:09 PM
Day 11!  I received a variety of kitchen items!
A mat/rug (?) and matching potholders, which I really needed - I think the mat would be perfect to put on the table to protect it from cookie sheets right out of the oven, it's the perfect size for that - and I really love the yarn, what kind is it?  All the cotton I ever find is crazy bright colors, and I love this natural-toned stuff!

Three dishclothes (the pea-green one is knit!), two kitchen towels with crocheted tops to hang by, a trivet, and a dish scrubber - this is the coolest idea!  Did you crochet tulle into it for the scrubbing action?!?  I stared at it for a while (at first thinking that you cut up an actual scrubbie and worked it in there somehow), and then realized what it was...  Brilliant!  There's also a nice plaid plastic bag holder that escaped the picture - when my batteries recharge I'll have to capture it!
Thank you Bugaboo! 
Yay glad you like. Everything (but the towel tops) is cotton and the scrubber is tulle and cotton. The scrubber I used tulle by the yard and cut it into one large strip and crocheted it in. I so need one of those it came out cool!
The mat/rug lol well I was going to make a kitchen rug but that was stash busting cotton. It's aunt lydias denim crochet thread and you can't buy it locally anymore and most the colors online are limited. That was my stash of olive green I had left and just not enough for a rug. So I figured either a pet dish mat, or a casserole hot plate/cookie sheets etc.
The bright green dish cloth (lol figured that would never get lost in a sink full of dishes) is actually crocheted.
But the cotton pot holders are plain but my favorite. I have a set I made myself years and years ago and they are still in great shape and you feel NOTHING through them so when you said you needed pot holders they were the first thing I thought of. The other trivets are all cotton as well.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: tristitia on December 15, 2007 01:30:16 PM
The bright green dish cloth (lol figured that would never get lost in a sink full of dishes) is actually crocheted.
But the cotton pot holders are plain but my favorite. I have a set I made myself years and years ago and they are still in great shape and you feel NOTHING through them so when you said you needed pot holders they were the first thing I thought of. The other trivets are all cotton as well.
I totally thought that was knit!  I'm going to have to inspect it further  :)
I had a pattern for pot holders like those, and I had every intention of making some for myself... but you know how that goes.  Now I don't have to!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: firebird1919 on December 15, 2007 02:36:34 PM

I also have to say that I love the kitty's fish cave hablingfrau and I notived you have a cat named frodo! My cats are named frodo, sam and gimli!

And I have one called Pippin!  :D

And my cat is Arwen! Anyone have an Aragorn?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on December 15, 2007 05:00:39 PM
Can I just add a note about clickable thumbnails, now that I figured it out with Kish's help? I've seen many thumbnails in the gallery that aren't clickable and I want to see all the details of the images!  :)

With Photobucket it's actually the third code in the page after you select the image you want and then click on the Generate HTML and IMG code. I actually got it wrong first and used the first one and it wasn't clickable. It has to be the one called: IMG clickable thumbnails for message boards - recommended .

I hope that helps. And I guess I'm writing all this mostly for my own pleasure since I want to see all the goodies in all their glory.  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 15, 2007 05:10:08 PM
thanks for the additional info with the clickable images luanne. :)
should make veiwing the gallery EVEN BETTER!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 15, 2007 05:11:47 PM
p.s. the only reason I asked everyone to do clickable images was because I figure if you make 'em small and clickable then we can have lots of pics in our mini galleries. if you do not/cannot do the clickable images, then just try not to load too many pics of your goodies. thank you!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on December 15, 2007 05:22:27 PM
Does any one know if you can do clickable with dropshots


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: halblingefrau on December 15, 2007 05:28:17 PM
Does any one know if you can do clickable with dropshots

I don't know anything about that, but here's how to do clickable thumbnails manually.  In craftster, you can't use the HTML < > brackets which is what a lot of photo services use.  Here we use [ and ].  So, I'm going to write out the code for you, just remember to replace any < with [ and any > with ].  Ok?

<url=http://www.linktomyphoto.com><img width=100 height=64>http://www.linktomyphoto.com</img></url>

That's how I've done mine.  if you have trouble, PM me.  I'm going to my husband's office part tonight, but I'd be willing to help a little when I get home.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 15, 2007 05:31:29 PM
Does any one know if you can do clickable with dropshots

I couldn't figure it out. :( Thanks for the help habligfrau.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: halblingefrau on December 15, 2007 05:34:33 PM
Oh, I should add that the height and width specifications are for landscape style photos.  If you have a portrait/up and down photo, just switch the 100 and 64.  That way it won't look all smooshed.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Oops Creations on December 15, 2007 07:04:47 PM
what if we are using Craftser's photo hosting-- is there a special thing we need to do to make them thumbnails  and clickable?????   



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 15, 2007 07:08:07 PM
what if we are using Craftser's photo hosting-- is there a special thing we need to do to make them thumbnails  and clickable?????   



in craftster pic hosting all you have to do is cut and paste the  "Linked Thumbnail" which is found right under your picture in your picture hosting gallery under Photo Details.... make sense?  Use that instead of "BB Code"


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on December 15, 2007 08:43:03 PM
Thanks


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on December 15, 2007 11:42:57 PM
bugaboo, i love the snowflakes you made. they look like they would take an impossibly long time!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 16, 2007 06:58:15 AM
Thanks :) I started making them when it was about 80 degrees out side thinking "I hope there's snow this Christmas because I just love snow on Christmas"....18 inches in 4 days and I'm ready to ship anyone who wants it coolers full!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on December 16, 2007 08:34:49 AM
We are all so totally spoiled!  :)

Redheadskydiver, that necklace with the plane is fantastic! Gingerquilts, where did you get such great charms? The set with the bird is so pretty.

Gala_apples, that DIY book looks very interesting and I love those bookmarks.

All the tree decorations are awesome, the chocheted snowflakes are so pretty.

I love all the cards! CrafterInIL those cards are very pretty. The one with the flowers is so great. And Bugaboo1, I'm jealous of your fabulous cards!  ;) Tristitia I am so wisting those cards!

Calsters, that spinning kit is fantastic, I'm sure you are making many people jealous getting that!

Raynbow, I love the beads on the stitchmarkers you received.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Catrinau on December 16, 2007 02:09:27 PM
I don't have mine yet, but once I do I'll be sure to post pics.  The stuff everyone is getting is so awesome! :)

I did post some pics of the stuff I made my partner because her gallery isn't going yet. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: bronzfrog on December 16, 2007 03:19:30 PM
I haven't opened mine yet because I feel bad that my partner hasn't gotten hers yet. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on December 16, 2007 03:52:22 PM
I just spent about an hour going through the gallery.  Wow!  Some awesome stuff.

I love the 'time to craft' clock - TAOJ.  I love the bookmarks and the mini ornaments that alteredmommy made.  I also love the skydiving necklace.   And great job on the crocheted snowflakes that several people made.  I hate crocheting with thread, I find it difficult and tedious, so I really appreciate the effort those take.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on December 16, 2007 06:17:47 PM
I had to go look again ;)  theres so much lovely fiber and yarn in this gallery!  And Tristicia you are insane-those patchwork cut out AND sewn cards are spectacular!!!!   


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on December 16, 2007 08:24:06 PM

I received six hand painted ornaments, a beautiful blue-green, and silver! Three ornaments with tiny candy canes in them. And three peppermint sticks with little guys in stockings peeking out at me! There's a Santa, snowman and a gingerbread man. Yay! Thanks so much!!


I hoped you would like those ornaments. The candy ornaments are just something my kids like to get each year.  I hide them in the tree and they have to locate them. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on December 16, 2007 08:25:36 PM
I hoped you would like those ornaments. The candy ornaments are just something my kids like to get each year.  I hide them in the tree and they have to locate them. 

I did that! The kids noticed later this afternoon. And I do like the ornaments very much, Thank You so much again.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 17, 2007 07:26:47 AM
Day 10 is this awesome knitting kit!  It even includes a scarf that's already been started.  I've done a few rows but my stitches are too tight and it looks funny.

So glad you could use it right away! Don't worry about gauge so much, every knitter has that hat with holes or wonky scarf they first did.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 17, 2007 07:36:43 AM
coryjo, I am happy you got some knitting stuff! :)  And those lotions look good, too!

I am hoping lilgothkatt is liking her presents  ???


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: halblingefrau on December 17, 2007 07:51:20 AM
Wow, there are a lot of lovely gifts.  Everyone is so talented and generous.  I'm loving it.  I can't wait to go home and post pics of my Day 10 and open my Day 9.

The Fishcave is still quite popular.  Evie still stays in it most of the time, but Frodo managed to shove his big hairy butt in there (I was shocked).  My husband says I should make 3 more and each cat can have their cave.  I dunno, I kind of like the solitary fish.  We're keeping Fishcave on top of the aquarium.  :)

Oh, and sezoli, I love that your dog "reads" mail!  That gave me a chuckle.  My dog doesn't read mail, but she does eat yarn.   :-\


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on December 17, 2007 12:44:49 PM
I love all of the hand made soaps, lotions, bath salts etc everyone is getting.  Doesn't it make you want to go give yourself a spa day at home?  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 17, 2007 02:58:49 PM
this gallery is coming along nicely! there are so many awesome gifts that I cannot comment on all of them, but you all did a wonderful job and your partners are very lucky to have receive such thoughtful, beautiful creative gifts.

dragonslair: this sequined ornaments are lovely. I bet they look nice on your tree!

bluesparkie: I agree, that it must be hard to even fathom giving those cards away! They are FAB!

lady4feet: that fabric is sooo pretty!

Luanne: love the polymer clay fruits! CUTE!

gala_apples: I love each and every one of those mini ornaments! and the aplles stuff is cool!

Duckie: I can't wait to see your future embroider designs here on craftster!

superhooker: those octopus knitting needles are sooo cute! and I <3 the string art! I knew Nikki was sending you a resin kit, lucky duck!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: SewingLori on December 17, 2007 04:45:35 PM
I'm coveting many items. These are the two most coveted:
alteredmommy's new owl fabric swatches. LOVE IT!
bugaboo's new yarn - GASP- what a haul of great stuff!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: LuxieLou on December 17, 2007 05:29:17 PM
I can't keep up with all the awesome stuff!

I'm glad you like everything superhooker! I was so proud of the string art..I'm glad the colors are good :) If you have any resin questions don't hesitate to ask me! have fun making stuff!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on December 17, 2007 06:14:14 PM
I'm coveting many items. These are the two most coveted:
alteredmommy's new owl fabric swatches. LOVE IT!
bugaboo's new yarn - GASP- what a haul of great stuff!

I am seconding this!  I've seen the fabric swatchs on the purl bee site, but I think those owls are cuter.  And I love the hand dyed yarn too.  Oh, I also really love the little green crocheted apples.

Great gallery


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on December 17, 2007 06:37:04 PM
The fabulous DropDeadSuzie made the little crochet apples AND the apple pincushion (Shop the Swap  ;D)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: tristitia on December 17, 2007 06:41:03 PM
I tried my best to do clickable thumbnails from Flickr - no luck.  So I just used the small size  ???


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 17, 2007 07:02:41 PM
"Bugaboo, how on earth did you get the coverings over the balls?"

Hahaha ok I am not laughing at you but with you and at myself because when I received the pattern I went "Ohh pretty but when the glass ball breaks you have no ornament anymore" because I thought you crocheted them over the ball as you went.
Actually if you ever want to or need to change the ribbon or if a glass ball should break just untie the ribbon, they are jackets that slip over the ball and you cinch the top in with the ribbon.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 17, 2007 07:04:13 PM
Everyones stuff is so wonderful! I keep looking and looking and theres just stuff I didn't see but then do. I'll have to come back later tonight and peek some more to see all the goodies! I am overwhelmed by the diverse talent of our little group here.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on December 17, 2007 07:20:39 PM
the napkins with appliqued pigs are great, i love the toile fabric.

i'm really happy people like the owl hangings, day 9 and 8 were by far my favourite days.

luxielou, the art on the left, the one with the mirror/reflective surface was awesome. i see these kits for string art at thrift stores, i didn't know you could make something cool like your art with that.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: firebird1919 on December 17, 2007 07:53:05 PM
The first thing out of my package from Shauna was for my little girl for her 2nd birthday!  It was a really adorable coloring book and melted star crayon.  I will post a picture tomorrow.  My daughter LOVED it!  And she says "Tank eww" Shauna!  ;D

Aw, she is very welcome!

And now I must say, the CRAYON was my big disaster. Because originally, there were supposed to be a whole set of different-shaped crayons. I spent 3 hours peeling crayons, breaking them, and putting them in cookie-cutters, then into the oven on a cookie sheet. Well, the cookie-sheet moved when the heat got to a certain point, and ALL the cookie-cutters leaked, making a giant mass of dark brown crayon. It took me 4 hours to clean the cookie sheet and all the cookie cutters, but I'm still not sure I got all the wax off, and there weren't enough crayons left to try again with the melt-and-pour method I did for the star.

So thanks Krystle, for the new and 100% wax-free cookie cutters!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MareMare on December 17, 2007 09:08:43 PM
Oops Creations and Coryjo~~the tins for day 9 are solid lotion bars, not soap! I know that confuses some people so I wanted to mention it  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 17, 2007 09:18:32 PM
Oops Creations and Coryjo~~the tins for day 9 are solid lotion bars, not soap! I know that confuses some people so I wanted to mention it  ;D

good thing I did not get those, I would be in the tub with the lotion bar now, thinking, wow, this is not good soap!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on December 17, 2007 09:59:08 PM


Day 8
De-stress was my theme today. And with the last few days I've had, you'll never know how happy I was opening this. I received a peppermint pillow, and crocheted secret guy, (who when I opened it I squealed to my husband, who is on the phone with me as I open all my gifts, I thought it was a zombie gingerbread man! Silly me.) Packets of tea, and hot cocoa, a box of peppermint tea, two boxes of those metal stress balls in two different sizes.

Crocheted Mary Janes!
I have wanted these ever since I saw them!
They are sooooo comfy!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!


It's a peppermint hot pack made with deer corn and peppermint.  Microwave 1 1/2 to 2 minutes for heat.  Instructions should have been in the card.

The Gingerbread man has no mouth because he is a secret keeper and secret keepers have no mouths.

I had hoped you would like the Mary Janes.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on December 17, 2007 10:08:49 PM
It's a peppermint hot pack made with deer corn and peppermint.  Microwave 1 1/2 to 2 minutes for heat.  Instructions should have been in the card.

The Gingerbread man has no mouth because he is a secret keeper and secret keepers have no mouths.

I had hoped you would like the Mary Janes.

Yep, the instructions were in the card. Ever since that package came, the whole box has smelled like it. It drove me crazy, because I knew it smelled familiar, but couldn't place it. I was gunning for day eight, let me tell you.
After I read the card, I saw that he was a secret keeper. I laughed at myself thinking he was a zombie gingerbread man. He already has a secret in fact.
And like the Mary Janes? I love them.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on December 18, 2007 04:36:35 AM
Can I just say that this is the most awesome swap ever.  As I was crafting for this, there were times when I thought 'bah, humbug'.  I was insane to do this.  But, as someone who usually takes care of all the Christmas preparations in my home, it is so nice to have a treat every morning.  I am more into the spirit of Christmas this year then I have ever been.  And it is all thanks to my sweet kind parnter Lunanne.  (and Kish, the organizer)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on December 18, 2007 07:15:57 AM
Oops Creations and Coryjo~~the tins for day 9 are solid lotion bars, not soap! I know that confuses some people so I wanted to mention it  ;D

I wasn't confused.  I read lotion bars and got all excited.  I love lotion bars.  I have no idea how to make any of the stuff you sent and it is all so amazing!  I used the peppermint chapstick this morning.  Mmmm, very nice.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: CrafterInIL on December 18, 2007 07:45:05 AM
This gallery is great!  There are so many things I *love* in here.  I also love feeling so spoiled every day when I get to open up a new fabulous gift!  I'm having so much fun, and it really is helping to get me in the holiday spirit!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MareMare on December 18, 2007 09:15:03 AM
Oops Creations and Coryjo~~the tins for day 9 are solid lotion bars, not soap! I know that confuses some people so I wanted to mention it  ;D

I wasn't confused.  I read lotion bars and got all excited.  I love lotion bars.  I have no idea how to make any of the stuff you sent and it is all so amazing!  I used the peppermint chapstick this morning.  Mmmm, very nice.

Yay, lots of people don't know what to do with them! At craft fairs I have people asking me if they can take them to the bathroom to try them out!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 18, 2007 10:15:05 AM
I've opened my day 8 YAY (lol I'm still excited every day it's like craft and hand made item overload as I never get hand made gifts)
I received a very nice 3 drawer miniature chest it's about 8 inches high. It's been stamped and painted to look all antique. On top were 2 sets of pliers one 3 in one tool (roll edge, wire stripper, cutter) and a set of needle nose pliers. Inside the drawers were packets of beads and findings.
Jump rings, head pins, lobster claw clasps, aqua, olive and amber spacer beads and then orange and turquoise glass beads. Soo  pretty and with the beads and such coryjo sent me for day 11 I can add to them with all these. Also, coincidentally, the beads tristitia sent match the spacers coryjo sent. Now I can learn to make jewelry and do other things with beads! yay!
pictures have to wait though my camera was misplaced somewhere in the office last night while I was whipping out a bag. Probably under bolts of fabric or something.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 18, 2007 10:23:41 AM
Bugaboo, I've not been able to sit down and do the snowflakes yet. My Husband's grandmother is supposed to come up sometime and show me. I hope they're almost as beautiful as yours.

aww ty hun! I hope you learn soon. They aren't to difficult once you get them down and they become rather addictive.
I saw the others made as well and all are so pretty, theres so many patterns available for them and you can pretty much make them up as you go along once you get the hang of it.
If she doesn't come soon try them out. Find online a miniature snowflake pattern but then use a larger hook like a 1 or 2 so you can see your stitches better. They will come a little smaller then most snowflake patterns but large then mini's and you'll get the hang of them without killing your eyes.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on December 18, 2007 10:27:36 AM
I have opened my day eight to find exactly what I needed for my Christmas TREE!!  I had planned to do a whole nightmare before Christmas themed tree, but sort of ran out of time to make my own ornaments cough..too much swapping...cough.  So with the great stuff from craftsters I've swapped with in the past right now its a sort of NBC tree.  But gala_apples made me the best set of Jack Skellies out of paper mache balls!!!   I'll try and restrain myself from putting them on the tree long enough to take a picture :)  Gala you're the BEST!!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: tristitia on December 18, 2007 10:31:30 AM
I've opened my day 8 YAY (lol I'm still excited every day it's like craft and hand made item overload as I never get hand made gifts)
Now I can learn to make jewelry and do other things with beads! yay!
pictures have to wait though my camera was misplaced somewhere in the office last night while I was whipping out a bag. Probably under bolts of fabric or something.

I meant to send a beading book with day 8 also and realized that I hadn't after I'd sent the package out - the state of my craft room right now is beyond disasterous with all the Christmas activity, and I'd stuck it up on the bookshelf to keep it "safe" - and forgot about it.  I've also lost part of my hubby's stepmom's gift somewhere in there as well, and searched as best I could last night with no luck!  Anyways, I'll send the book after Christmas... maybe by then I'll be able to walk across the room and get to the bookcase!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 18, 2007 10:40:23 AM
I meant to send a beading book with day 8 also and realized that I hadn't after I'd sent the package out - the state of my craft room right now is beyond disasterous with all the Christmas activity, and I'd stuck it up on the bookshelf to keep it "safe" - and forgot about it.  I've also lost part of my hubby's stepmom's gift somewhere in there as well, and searched as best I could last night with no luck!  Anyways, I'll send the book after Christmas... maybe by then I'll be able to walk across the room and get to the bookcase!

Umm tis ok cause come day 6 I have to PM you lol I forgot to add something too!

I hope you find the gift though. We're on the hunt here for my mother in laws gift. She has a 15 yr old yorkie thats blind as a bat, has diabetes, seizures, is loosing his hair, has bladder issues you name it. He's the light of her life and my hubby finally got a good picture of him we had printed with a really nice frame for her and then in the midst of moving in the exchange student all the family photos I still have in boxes were relocated and I don't know if that frame for some reason got mixed in there or what but we haven't found it yet. LOL so I'm right there with you on loosing everything amongst the craftiness and holiday prep.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: hellobint on December 18, 2007 11:15:35 AM
bugaboo - i am particularly liking the crocheted ho ho ho!  such a simple idea but soooo pretty!  i want one!!  (there may be a small delay whilst i learn to crochet  ;)  maybe for next year....)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on December 18, 2007 12:28:10 PM
So many fantastic thing! I have to say we are a group of mighty fine crafters!  ;)

I love that bento box kit! So great!

For today I got 3 pairs of adorable socks, 3 decorated pens (I love pens!), and 2 mini flip flops luggage tags that I will use as bookmarks. Yep, yep. They are so adorable! I want a whole garland of mini flip flops! Thank you Kelly!  :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: halblingefrau on December 18, 2007 12:34:31 PM
For today I got 3 pairs of adorable socks, 3 decorated pens (I love pens!), and 2 mini flip flops luggage tags that I will use as bookmarks. Yep, yep. They are so adorable! I want a whole garland of mini flip flops! Thank you Kelly!  :-*

Is it wrong that insted of "pens!" i saw "pen!s" and started giggling.  Man, combine dyslexia with a dirty  mind and all sorts of things pop up.

And to keep it on topic, I am seriously impressed with everyone's crafting abilities.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on December 18, 2007 12:46:48 PM
Is it wrong that insted of "pens!" i saw "pen!s" and started giggling.  Man, combine dyslexia with a dirty  mind and all sorts of things pop up.
Hahaha! You had me giggling with that!  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on December 18, 2007 12:55:42 PM
I love the magnants redheadskydiver I think I'm going to make a whiskey one for our kitchen.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gingerquilts on December 18, 2007 01:48:18 PM
There are some awesome things in this gallery!  Everyone has certainly gone above and beyond in their swapping this time.  That would include MY partner!  I finally got some pics posted of my last three days.  Thanks redheadskydiver!!

I'm glad you like the magnets Christina, I was afraid they were way too big!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: redheadskydiver on December 18, 2007 03:12:25 PM
No, I have a HUGE fridge and love magnets so it works great! And I just realized looking at your pics that I forget to put any kind of string or hooks or anything to hang the snowflakes by! How silly of me, I hope you can figure something out!

Christina


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: casslyra on December 18, 2007 04:41:34 PM
I LOOOOOOOOVE that kitty fishy bed. Where can I find a pattern for something like that?

simplicity 9004


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gingerquilts on December 18, 2007 05:01:54 PM
No, I have a HUGE fridge and love magnets so it works great! And I just realized looking at your pics that I forget to put any kind of string or hooks or anything to hang the snowflakes by! How silly of me, I hope you can figure something out!

Christina

I've got LOTS of thread here!   ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 18, 2007 05:47:12 PM
FINALLY!! got some pics up :)  Everyone enjoy your christmas, I am off to Vegas tomorrow morning!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on December 18, 2007 05:58:50 PM
FINALLY!! got some pics up :)  Everyone enjoy your christmas, I am off to Vegas tomorrow morning!  ;D

Have a great time, and safe traveling!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: rira on December 18, 2007 07:14:57 PM
redheadskydiver:those magnets are awesome. I, too, love the whiskey and beer ones.

hablingefrau: i am SO jealous of your glass pendant kit.

the fruits are awesome and I really want to try to make my own (for my own kitchen!)

luxie: the pink cupcake crossbones shirt made me laugh out loud.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on December 18, 2007 07:53:32 PM
those crocheted pacmans are SO AWESOME!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on December 19, 2007 05:31:30 AM
I agree, the Pac-Man set really rocks!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on December 19, 2007 06:23:18 AM
Yes RobertaMac , there is a scrubber.  (Sorry bad Miracle on 34th St. reference)  I agree the Pac Man set rocks.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: raynbow on December 19, 2007 06:33:14 AM
Ok, we all totally need to trade crochet snowflake patterns, I love some of the ones you guys made!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 19, 2007 07:05:20 AM
Ok, we all totally need to trade crochet snowflake patterns, I love some of the ones you guys made!

LOL I know I was thinking the same thing, they are all so wonderful! (and addictive so I need more patterns of course..don't we all?)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 19, 2007 07:07:37 AM
My husband loves the PacMan - he's a gamer nerd - and he was absolutely amazed that the dog and cat were so like our little chihuahua and our big fat cat.  He thought Ms. Bugaboo must be psychic.  I told him that she must have looked at my blog... I think that burst his bubble a bit! 

After Christmas, I think the PacMan and Ghosts are going on top of the TV - a spot of honor in our household  ;D

Aww so glad he liked them though. I couldn't rebuild an atari for the one he lost so I figured crochet was the next best thing lol

Yes I perved your blog...the whole thing.......
While I couldn't capture the vicious "I'm protecting mommies spinning wheel" look in amigurami, I did use his colors for inspiration.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on December 19, 2007 08:52:40 AM
Can someone explain these lotion bars to me? I get that their lotion, but how are the solid bars? I've never seen them before.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on December 19, 2007 09:07:17 AM
Can someone explain these lotion bars to me? I get that their lotion, but how are the solid bars? I've never seen them before.
I have no idea how there made but you pick them up and rub them in your hand like you would a bar of soap, set it down and rub your hands together to distribute the lotion all ofver (or rub it on your legs, arms, etc.)  It's very nice.  My mom keeps one in her traveling kit so she doesn't have to worry about a lotion bottle pressurizing and exploding.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MareMare on December 19, 2007 10:25:42 AM
Can someone explain these lotion bars to me? I get that their lotion, but how are the solid bars? I've never seen them before.

Liquid lotion is an emulsion of oils and water, but in lotion bars you leave out the water and just use oils and butters and some beeswax to keep it solid. They are kind of a heavy duty moisturizer since they are so oil/ butter heavy. They are pretty easy to make but really nice to have around. Also you can make them in stick form which makes it easy to rub directly on knees and elbows, but I've always liked my little tins. And, like Coryjo said, most people like them because there is no chance of spilling!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on December 19, 2007 10:58:29 AM
I love all the amigurumis! The PacMan set is awesome! So is the little turtle. And the ménagerie plushies are adorable!

It seems that pampering is a big thing in this swap! So many awesome bath products.

All the DIY kit are so perfect! I can't wait to see what you all do with them!  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on December 19, 2007 12:32:31 PM
Thanks coryjo and maremare. I'll have to be on the look out for them (I'll go check etsy).


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: sezouli on December 20, 2007 05:12:45 AM
I love all the amigurumis! The PacMan set is awesome! So is the little turtle. And the ménagerie plushies are adorable!

It seems that pampering is a big thing in this swap! So many awesome bath products.

All the DIY kit are so perfect! I can't wait to see what you all do with them!  :)
I Heart ALL of my plushies!!!! (Shh-Don't tell the other animals, but my favorite is the manatee!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 20, 2007 05:33:26 AM
sezouli's gourd purse is so cool. I have to save the pic to show my dss home finder as she's into gourd decorating but doesn't think she's crafty...I'll have to show her and see if she's ever thought  of doing that with one.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: sezouli on December 20, 2007 10:54:22 AM
sezouli's gourd purse is so cool. I have to save the pic to show my dss home finder as she's into gourd decorating but doesn't think she's crafty...I'll have to show her and see if she's ever thought  of doing that with one.
I love it!  I was really suprised at how substantial it is without being thick, the inside is actually really roomy!  I had no gourd crafts of any kind before the swap so I am excited to have "discovered" a new type of craft!  Plus, Kmac's stuff is so beautiful, it looks like it took a really long time to make.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on December 21, 2007 05:01:50 AM
Dragonslair, were the stitch markers in that Day 6?

If so, they glow too.













Glitter and glow, glitter and glow...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on December 21, 2007 06:30:55 AM
Maremare, I got part of Day 11 last night.  Thank you so much for the soap bases.  I'll post pictures as soon as I upload them


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MareMare on December 21, 2007 07:05:40 AM
Maremare, I got part of Day 11 last night.  Thank you so much for the soap bases.  I'll post pictures as soon as I upload them

Shoot I had hoped you'd get the other box first lol! Hopefully it will show up Monday!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on December 21, 2007 07:08:06 AM
I checked the UPS tracking number...it's held up in Illinois and won't be delivered until the 27th...but then again they haven't updated the tracking since the 19th.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MareMare on December 21, 2007 07:11:31 AM
I checked the UPS tracking number...it's held up in Illinois and won't be delivered until the 27th...but then again they haven't updated the tracking since the 19th.

Illinois ruins everything!  ;D  (jk if you're from IL) I think they told me it would get there the 24th or the 26th, so I'll cross my fingers!

Best part of getting flaked on gwennyvar--you get to open everything as soon as you get it!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on December 21, 2007 09:20:39 AM
Dragonslair, were the stitch markers in that Day 6?

If so, they glow too.


Yes I just forgot to list them












Glitter and glow, glitter and glow...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on December 21, 2007 09:23:53 AM
The fairies surprisingly enough were a wallpaper border I bought at the Dollar Tree


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on December 21, 2007 11:24:06 AM
sezouli I adore your little manatee!

LuxieLou your cupcake skully is super cute.

Anyone else feel like they just miss things when they look at the gallery. I've looked at everyones stuff everyday but it seems like I'm constantly noticing new stuff in the pics I've already looked at. I'm so unobservant sometimes.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: halblingefrau on December 21, 2007 12:00:03 PM
I think with all the amazing stuff, it's hard to notice everything.  Plus, I think some people change photos to better versions if they have them, and so on.  Honestly the gallery is a little overwhelming.  There's SO much to see!  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on December 21, 2007 04:02:08 PM
DropDeadSuzie, those little octopi you made xx_Kellybean are so cute!! I also love the skull hat and mitts :)


wow.....I just finished looking thru the gallery, so much fabulous stuff!! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on December 21, 2007 04:50:20 PM
The gallery is incredible  :o  So many yummy goodies all in one spot. I updated my post, but I need to open more pressies to catch up, I was really busy this week with the girls, one played in the orchestra for the Lt Governor. And I have to recharge my batteries tonight for more pictures tomorrow  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on December 21, 2007 06:01:13 PM
I just posted a bunch of pics!  my days 8, 7, 6, and 5 are up now!  I have to say that I'm especially fond of the sushi set....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: LuxieLou on December 21, 2007 08:11:48 PM
I'm glad you like the sushi set..I do too! I have to make one for myself...

I just posted a bunch of pics in my gallery of all the awesomeness from superhooker..days 8,7,6 and 5 are up!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Duckie on December 22, 2007 09:27:00 AM
TAOJ I'm so glad you like your day 6 stuff but I have to warn you, one of those packages was for day 2! I'm really glad you liked the socks though, I was so worried they wouldn't fit. The brown is just some German sock yarn but the blue is Knitpicks that I dyed myself.  ;D

Oh and I wanted to add the sewn scarf is from the Denyse Schmidt quilting book. It's made using foundation piecing, which I think is mostly used in crazy quilting. Anyway, what it boils down to is a lot more freedom and way less ironing. i wouldn't use it for everything but I really liked learning it.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Duckie on December 23, 2007 03:06:03 PM
xx Kellybean those octopi are adorable!

Sewing Lori, I agrre, those dishcloths are frikkin adorable! I can't believe how much patience would be needed to do all that embroidery.

halblingefrau, I keep saving old keyboard keys and am now inspired to make a pair of earrings like yours.

gala_apples, after working on a self-healing mat you'll never go back. I have a little one and a big one and I think they're just magical. (HOW are they not falling to pieces yet?)

stellato_oscuro, those polyclay hooks are wicked! I wonder if you could do that with knitting needles . . .

superhooker, I can't believe that polyclay sushi! The roll with the little red balls (salmon roe?) is pitch-perfect!

MissDisney gets back today! How was your trip?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: tristitia on December 24, 2007 11:14:48 AM
Alright ladies - check out my gallery and drool away.  I have the most amazing partner ever!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 24, 2007 11:24:36 AM
The third bag - OMG and holy $hi#!  This is one of the first things I ever put on my wists, because I though it was so cool - not because I ever in a million years thought anyone would make it for me.  I can't believe it - it must have taken forever!  And Bugaboo must be an incredible seamstress - there's a ton of pieces that all have to fit together, and the details on this bag are flawless!  I'm so not worthy!!!  I feel so bad - my gifts can never live up...

OMG first no way your gifts are BEAUTIFUL and I love each and everyone one of them. I mean the socks alone took the whole crafting time if not then some!
I thought it was funny though we both had the same thing on our wist. So when I saw it I was like hmm well I'll try it. It was actually really fun to make so I'm glad you enjoy it


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gingerquilts on December 24, 2007 11:41:06 AM
I've finally updated my gallery with all the lovely gifts redheadskydiver has sent.  Thanks partner!  This gallery is amazing!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on December 24, 2007 03:38:20 PM
Bugaboo1 that bag is awesome.  So many people have received such great stuff.  This swap has been so much fun!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 26, 2007 12:24:35 PM
My gallery is now complete, I'm kind of sad it's all over but there were so many wonderful gifts swapped in all of this.
I had the best partner who made everything so well and things that fit me just perfectly, so go drool and I'll be doing the same over everyone elses galleries.
I can't wait to see it all complete!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 26, 2007 05:09:33 PM
wow, just catching up on the pics in the gallery! Its amazing....I will put up pics of my last couple days in a little while, I have to unpack the camera!  Vegas was fun, but not as fun as it could be had I not been pregnant!!   :P  That is what happens when you plan your vacations a few months ahead of time!  merry christmas everyone and everything in the gallery looks so creative and made with love!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Catrinau on December 26, 2007 05:55:26 PM
The stuff is beautiful in the gallery.  You ladies are so darn talented!  I haven't received a lot of my days yet, but once they come in, I'll be sure to update my gallery. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 26, 2007 06:12:46 PM
my gallery is updated and complete! with all the fun stuff from coryjo and lilgothkatt!!  thank you thank you thank you both!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on December 26, 2007 07:16:40 PM
Everything in this gallery is so great! So much talent!  :)

I love the felted bag and the knee socks, that teal yarn is awesome. The afghan is so amazing, it looks like a bunch of snowflakes! The flower bag is gorgeous! Everything is just so awesome.  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on December 26, 2007 07:33:52 PM
OMG! The swaps over! I think I'm going to cry.

Wow! That afgan is amazing bugaboo!

kmac you're going to have to let me know if your organization book works, I need to get organized so bad  ::)

Crafter I love your pug scrapbook! I wanted to foster dogs but my Hubby refused because he said I'd get to attatched to them.

It's so cool to see how many of us included our furbabies in the swap.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on December 26, 2007 08:15:37 PM
Well thank you all with the kind comments. That afghan is the first scrap afghan I have made in years. When I got to weaving in all the ends, all 800 and some odd ends, I recalled why lol

I'm glad my partner likes it though and it's ok if the cat sheds on it, it's acrylics so easy to wash, dry and reshed upon  ;D the cat's black as well so she does kind of blend in with it hehe

I'm so happy with all mine I wore my scarf, hat and mittens with my felted bag off to my in laws yesterday and had a purple bag that matches the pink vintage one I made my partner with a few projects inside including 1 of my journals and brought their gifts which had the gift tags on them that Tristitia made me.
I was also in need of a very last minute gift (someone brought a date to diner I wasn't aware they were bringing) so I took the beads coryjo sent mixed with the beads and pliers Tristitia send and whipped off a pair of dangly ear rings for her to feel like she was part of the plans the whole time.

So I've been using and loving everything and everyones been commenting on what they see.

I can't wait to see everyones stuff that has yet to come though and still need to view the galleries as a whole to catch up on anything I missed seeing.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on December 27, 2007 06:00:54 AM
I will be updating my gallery soon.  I so got spoiled...and I wanted to thank everyone again.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Oops Creations on December 27, 2007 06:49:37 AM
Oh my gosh eveyone's gallery LOOKS great.  we had some very awesome crafter participating this round.  Hurray.  This gallery is so overwhelming  good thing no one but me will be in the office on the 31st.  I know what I'm doing....

So, I'm back from vacation and now I'm trying to clean up the mess of supplies I left all over my craft space that I was using to complete this swap and realized that -- Oy I have a lot of stuff that I don't think I'll use again. 

SO I thought I'd organize another FILL A FLAT RATE box swap--- where you cram as much gently used craft supplies into a flat rate priority box and then send it out. 

Your craft supplies will be cleaned up, you'll give someone else the blue vinyl that you bought too much of and could never think of a use for and you'll get some cool stuff in return.  Any interest.

I've posted over into the new swap threads  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216203.0
sign up-- I'd love to have you participate

I know I have so many materials as a result of preparing for the 12 days swap that you are the right group of people to tell about this new swap


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on December 27, 2007 07:33:47 AM
I just updated my gallery.  Day 6 and 5 are now posted.  Still waiting on Lunanne to get her second package before I open the remainder.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: firebird1919 on December 27, 2007 06:56:58 PM
Ack! I could've sworn I'd taken pictures of everything...but I missed one day. And I thought I was so good, updating my gallery before bed. I guess it'll have to wait till tomorrow...

Everyone's galleries look great!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MareMare on December 27, 2007 11:30:31 PM
I got pics of the last few days up, and also I posted some pics of what I sent to Oops Creations for some of the bigger items, since she wasn't able to post clickable pics.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on December 28, 2007 09:52:17 AM
I've updated my gallery. I tried to yesterday, but I couldn't get on craftster  :'(  So since I had my pictures loaded onto photobucket I've used some work time to add them in. Work is incredibly quiet and boring which it never is! I would also like to thank my wonderful partner Duckie for all the great presents, for Kishna for organizing this huge swap and keeping it in control and CoryJo for a Day 1 present, my speech is now over  ;D  CoryJo I hope yours arrives soon.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on December 28, 2007 10:02:14 AM
Mary Ann...

Thank you so much.  I received 11-9 last night and first thing out of my husbands mouth was.

"Looks like we're making soaps for everyone for Christmas next year."  We meaning him as well.  I loved day 9.  The two scrapbooks with the eyelets, extra pages and page covers, brad, extenders and all.  Man, I've got to put away the sewing machine and pull the scrapbooking out.  My mom was there and she said, now we have to scrapbook once a month for sure.  My grandmother gave me a multi tool set for my birthday (23 Dec) so I'm all set with the eyelets.  You are a goddess for sure.  Thank you so much.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 28, 2007 10:04:41 AM
this swap has been the most challenging/rewarding thing I have done since I started swapping on craftster earlier this year.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you lovely ladies again in the 12 Days REUNION Swap and in the 12 Days of Christmas 2008!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on December 28, 2007 10:07:23 AM
Count me in on that


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 28, 2007 10:21:31 AM
Along with all the super crafts in the gallery, I think it was just a wonderful idea to have mini galleries, I think that worked out great!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 28, 2007 10:47:42 AM
Along with all the super crafts in the gallery, I think it was just a wonderful idea to have mini galleries, I think that worked out great!

I too am very pleased the mini galleries worked out so well. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on December 28, 2007 12:49:57 PM
There are so many fantasitic ideas in this gallery. I'm bookmarking it so I can have ideas for some family and friends for next year. So everyone better keep their pictures up that long  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 28, 2007 01:04:16 PM
lady4feet, those scrubs t shirts are awesome!! I love that show, too and the Dr. Acula shirt is too funny :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on December 28, 2007 01:20:59 PM
Thanks I was in the middle of watching all the seasons while crafting. It was so awesome that Miss Disney liked the show too.



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: 2711 on December 30, 2007 11:30:52 AM
I just posted my last pics in my mini gallery, feels like the end of an era!  :'(

This swap has been huge, epic fun!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MareMare on December 31, 2007 01:12:34 AM
Mary Ann...

Thank you so much.  I received 11-9 last night and first thing out of my husbands mouth was.

"Looks like we're making soaps for everyone for Christmas next year."  We meaning him as well.  I loved day 9.  The two scrapbooks with the eyelets, extra pages and page covers, brad, extenders and all.  Man, I've got to put away the sewing machine and pull the scrapbooking out.  My mom was there and she said, now we have to scrapbook once a month for sure.  My grandmother gave me a multi tool set for my birthday (23 Dec) so I'm all set with the eyelets.  You are a goddess for sure.  Thank you so much.

I'm glad you received everything ok! Wasn't that box terrible?? I totally should have used a bigger one, but I decided that more tape was the answer! I was really excited to send the scrapbooks and refills to someone who could use them. I bought them at Costco quite a while ago (because I can't resist a deal), long after I had given up scrapbooking, and I begged Kish to let me send you another day to help me de-stash!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on December 31, 2007 09:52:53 AM
RiRa: I received a slide pendant starter kit from redheadskydiver in the Sweat Shop Swap earlier this year, she probably knows where to get some more slides. Try your school supply shop in the Sceince/Biology section.

I am gld you enjoyed everything. The Irish things that you thought were "stitch markers" are actually WINE GLASS CHARMS and you could also bend the straight edge of the hoop to make it wearable as hoop earrings. :)

As for the polymer clay, if you put one of the little plastic baggies with the raw clay in your pocket it can help warm it up and make it more pliable when conditioning.

I really liked that flower pendant. Amazing what one can do with a printer and some shrinky dink plastic. It isnt a perfect circle but I like the way it came out.

I couldnt have asked for a better swap partner and now swap friend!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on December 31, 2007 09:56:50 AM
RiRa: I received a slide pendant starter kit from redheadskydiver in the Sweat Shop Swap earlier this year, she probably knows where to get some more slides. Try your school supply shop in the Sceince/Biology section.


you can buy those at oriental trading company pretty inexpensively, I made some slide ornaments for lilgothkatt for this swap


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: rira on December 31, 2007 10:56:00 AM
you both just rawk.

wine charms?  :o perfect. hoop earrings... :o (off to heaven)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: redheadskydiver on December 31, 2007 02:19:38 PM
I finished my gallery! Check out the awesome last two days that gingerquilts sent!

Also, I usually order my microscope slides from ebay, a box of 50 is around 5-7 bucks plus shipping. Lots of options there.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: halblingefrau on December 31, 2007 06:46:32 PM
I finally posted all my photos (sans day 4)!  Day 4 is pretty much in the laundry because I wore the t-shirts and hoodie practically nonstop since opening them.  Check out my Day 1!  It's so awesome!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on December 31, 2007 11:40:34 PM
I ordered my slides from here http://scientificsonline.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_3040001

I think after shipping they ended up being aroud $7.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: bronzfrog on January 01, 2008 05:48:40 AM
Kool site they even have "grow a frog" kits.

I'm fortunate enough to have found a store in the city that carries microscope slides.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: rira on January 01, 2008 11:52:03 AM
thanks everyone for the slide answers...i really appreciate it!!! :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on January 01, 2008 12:49:20 PM
Kish would you mind letting me know where you got the "I break for turtles" plate cover? I need one of those! My Hubby thinks I'm nuts cause I'll stop and help the boxies cross the street.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on January 01, 2008 12:52:02 PM
I got them on etsy!! mycoplastics... http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=48147



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on January 01, 2008 01:01:43 PM
I just opened my remaining days since my partner Lunanne has receive the long lost package.

Day 4 - Needle Felting Kit!  I've been wanting one for so long.  I can't wait to try this.  She sent me 6 felting needles and several bags of roving.

Day 3 - 3 T shirts (two painted and 1 applique) Gorgeous, I'm wearing a cherry blossum shirt right now.

Day 2 - A Magic Yarn Ball - and some knitting needles.  I can't wait to knit this out to see what little goodies there are (I see a crispy crunch bar peeking out)

Day 1 - Quitled felt applique wall hanging.  I can't describe how beautiful this is. 

I'm hoping to figure a way to post pics since my camera (of 3 months...grrrr!) died on December 29.  I do have a web cam, and several friends have digicams.  I've gotto show off these goodies - they are so special.

Lunanne, thank you so much.  This has been the best swap ever for me - thanks to you.   


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on January 01, 2008 04:09:35 PM
My pic of day one seems to have vanished.  I'm going to have to get it out of storage to take another pic, there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on January 01, 2008 05:28:02 PM
So great to look at all the galleries and the beautiful stuff  :o  this has been a great swap!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on January 01, 2008 06:34:46 PM
I got them on etsy!! mycoplastics... http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=48147



Thanks I'm going to order one as soon as I get my check deposited.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on January 01, 2008 08:03:41 PM
Pictures have started appearing in my mini gallery.  Go and take a look


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on January 02, 2008 07:57:26 AM
Wow I've just spent a good chunk of work time catching up on the gallery.  Everyone got such cool stuff.  TAOJ I hope the sweater fits!  It's the first clothing item I've ever crocheted.  And for anyone interested it's the frou-frou pattern out of Happy Hooker  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on January 02, 2008 01:32:18 PM
I just finished posting the rest of my pictures.  :) I totally got spoiled.  :D

I got a garland of owls for day 4. It spells Noël and they are so cute. For day 3 I got adorable clutches, I love bags. For day 2 I got the most amazing pair of mittens and for day 1 I got a painting for my bedroom. See? Totally spoiled!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on January 03, 2008 08:52:05 AM
coryjo, what yarn did you use for that FrouFrou?  I've always liked that sweater, but the recommended yarn is waaaaay out of my price range...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on January 03, 2008 11:51:55 AM
coryjo, what yarn did you use for that FrouFrou?  I've always liked that sweater, but the recommended yarn is waaaaay out of my price range...

The FrouFrou sweater was almost my waterlou.  I ran all over denver trying to find enough yarn to finish the darned thing.  I used the JoAnne's brand Sensations Angel Hair for about 90% of it.  Of course they ran out and weren't restocking until after I had to send so part of it is done with another yarn.  You get some weird looks when you stand in a store rubbing a half finished garmet, then rubbing a skein, and then swearing because either it looks right & feels wrong or feels right & looks wrong.  The whole point of that is I picked an acrylic yarn that had the feel of the recommended because the recomended is also out of my price range. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: edelC on January 03, 2008 12:54:31 PM
I thihnk we all got totally spoilt. I am still trying to catch up and havent posted pix (but have descriptions) of the rest of the wonderful, wonderful stuff I got from Travelbug and the great extra day two from coryjo. My life has been hellish this last week, my ex hubby causing and failing to solve major problems with our daughter, cue major stress, we are back on track now but its taken all my time and energy, so apologies for not posting pix


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: travelbug on January 03, 2008 01:06:24 PM
I just posted all 12 days of pictures of the amazing items that I received from Edel! My gallery is on pg. 5 if you want to check it out. My fav. is a toss-up between Day 2:(some wonderful stencilled shirts) and Day 11: a needle felting kit.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: raynbow on January 07, 2008 10:09:35 AM
I'm totally behind on posting pictures now argh! I will try and take a bunch this week.  I should also soon have a picture of one of the skeins of handspun that Gomeriffic sent me all knitted up.  I'm making myself a nice winter hat!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Gomerriffic on January 07, 2008 11:12:37 AM
Did you like Day 2 and 1? I was really excited to see what you thought of those!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MissDisney on January 07, 2008 02:12:54 PM
i posted an update in the other thread...
pix will begin showing up soon i promise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on January 07, 2008 05:39:23 PM
I cannot believe I am still looking at this gallery and finding things!

I am in love with lady4's "craft bitch" shirt! I may need to make one just for those extra special orientation days at the college :)

and mares fern inspired set looks so tranquil.

oop's navy sewn bag I love as well....gotta love bags!

halblingefrau new quilt was a really cool idea!

lori's hoodie is adorable with the owls

suzies star scarf... I sooo need this pattern

kish's apron is adorable!

oh I could go on forever and still have tons more to look at and wist and try to achieve....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on January 08, 2008 07:29:33 AM
I finally posted my day 4 picture!  I also updated my day 3 pic.  And last night I received Day 1 from TAOJ.  It is very lovely.  I got a dark brown knitted sweater.  I almost wore it today, but decided I should take pictures first  ;)  And I also got a little kit to start making ATCs.  I think I have craft overdose.  What to work on at night, should I crochet, punch, knit, quilt, scrapbook, or start making ATCs? LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: meme555 on January 08, 2008 07:31:54 AM
 :o I love everything everyone got! Great stuff! Maybe I can join next Christmas!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on January 08, 2008 10:09:00 AM
Gallery finished. Sorry it took me longer than usual.
We've been checking on a house, and financing, etc.
Great galleries everyone!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on January 08, 2008 11:17:01 AM
I finally posted my day 4 picture!  I also updated my day 3 pic.  And last night I received Day 1 from TAOJ.  It is very lovely.  I got a dark brown knitted sweater.  I almost wore it today, but decided I should take pictures first  ;)  And I also got a little kit to start making ATCs.  I think I have craft overdose.  What to work on at night, should I crochet, punch, knit, quilt, scrapbook, or start making ATCs? LOL

hooray, thanks so much for putting up the pictures coryjo! :)  The little girl is sunbonnet sue, she was a pretty popular quilt block back in the day....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on January 08, 2008 02:14:45 PM
coryjo are the hook and ornament punch needle?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on January 08, 2008 02:16:42 PM
hooray, thanks so much for putting up the pictures coryjo! :)  The little girl is sunbonnet sue, she was a pretty popular quilt block back in the day....

Um woops.  I'll go fix that  ;D  As I'm not familiar with either sunbonnet sue or holly hobby I just took a guess.

And lady4feet, yes they are both punch needle.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on January 09, 2008 06:16:19 AM
got just about all the photos taken last night.  Got interrupted several times by kids...who just wouldn't cooperate.  So, they hopefully will get taken again and then the items I can find (crafts were relocated) I'll post to make my gallery as complete as I can.  It'll be done before tomorrow for sure.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on January 09, 2008 07:42:21 AM
I've posted my day 1.  TAOJ what kind of yarn did you use?  It's sooo warm.  Which is fabulous BTW  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on January 09, 2008 08:13:09 AM
hooray, an ATC starter kit :)
Now we can ATC the next time we are together !!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MissDisney on January 10, 2008 01:30:48 AM
i DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
they are all there (i hope :/)
another thank you to Brandi and Kish!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on January 10, 2008 06:38:37 AM
Miss Disney that day 1 blanket is so cool.  I love cute blankets.  Lady4feet did an awesome job!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on January 10, 2008 08:21:47 AM
Yay thanks for posting photos! I don't know why I got so excitted when I saw them I knew what I sent to you, lol.

I'm sorry Murphee's shirts didn't fit, I'm alsways worried about making them to small so I go a touch bigger, guess I went a bit to big. Hopefully the other babies can use them. I saw Mr. Murphee sneak into quite a few of the photos, lol.

That's so funny that you bought some of the same fabric. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it for you.

Hopefully things are looking up for you and you can rejoin the craftster world soon.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on January 10, 2008 09:11:28 AM
The photos have been taken...and I'll post them tonight...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MissDisney on January 10, 2008 10:59:27 AM
Yay thanks for posting photos! I don't know why I got so excitted when I saw them I knew what I sent to you, lol.

I'm sorry Murphee's shirts didn't fit, I'm alsways worried about making them to small so I go a touch bigger, guess I went a bit to big. Hopefully the other babies can use them. I saw Mr. Murphee sneak into quite a few of the photos, lol.

That's so funny that you bought some of the same fabric. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it for you.

Hopefully things are looking up for you and you can rejoin the craftster world soon.

thank you, and they are...i just need time to heal inside....and now outside :( but i am better

thank you AGAIN for the wonderful swap, it was awesome, i was really lucky to get a partner that cared so much


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: RobertaMac on January 10, 2008 11:59:00 AM
I hope you're feeling better soon missdisney.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MissDisney on January 10, 2008 12:15:23 PM
I hope you're feeling better soon missdisney.

thank you!! ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: rira on January 10, 2008 02:13:07 PM
goodness, i love the gallery! it gets more pretties in it every day


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on January 11, 2008 06:22:18 AM
Ri...you'll have to check mine this weekend...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: rira on January 11, 2008 08:21:04 AM
looking forward to it!


who had the quillow? did i miss it? im dying to see what such a thing is!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on January 11, 2008 11:09:15 AM
RiRa, your new avatar pic is so cute!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on January 11, 2008 11:17:32 AM
Superhooker in your quote at the bottom it says your having a "buy nothing year", does this mean no new craft supplies? I heard various degrees of buy nothing years, most of the ones I've heard about people doing centers around entertainment and extra expenses, like fancy coffee from startbucks etc.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on January 11, 2008 11:20:32 AM
yep...no new stuff at all...If I can find it second hand, then its ok, but nothing brand new from a store. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Gomerriffic on January 11, 2008 12:14:21 PM
Does that mean craft supplies too??


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on January 11, 2008 01:27:31 PM
Good luck to you. I don't think I could go a year without buying fabric, lol. They never have any in the thrift stores down here. However for everything else a year of thrifting would be fun.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: firebird1919 on January 11, 2008 03:05:08 PM
Yay I'm so glad you and Chloe liked everything, dyingtolive! I just *happen* to work in a shop that sells the monkey keycovers, so I grabbed them as soon as I saw your wist. With the nativity scene, I was going with the "non-breakable" idea, since you said your first one broke.

Enjoy! And thanks for being an awesome partner!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on January 11, 2008 04:05:46 PM
What a super gallery!

Superhooker, I'm intrigued by the idea of 'buy nothing year', and have contemplated it myself on many occasions.  Good luck to you.   


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: rira on January 13, 2008 08:20:35 AM
dyingtolive: i love that nativity advent! it's such a great idea!

dogsarecool: i cant wait to see what you got! they all sound super cool

luanne: the golden snitches for the tree are glorious!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: edelC on January 13, 2008 09:04:49 AM
superhooker Buy nothing is a great idea. I am not sure how I would manage for a year, I recently did the no buying clothing for three months pledge, that worked really well and I will probably do it again soon. Keep us posted about how you get on


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on January 13, 2008 10:28:54 AM
superhooker Buy nothing is a great idea. I am not sure how I would manage for a year, I recently did the no buying clothing for three months pledge, that worked really well and I will probably do it again soon. Keep us posted about how you get on

I'm not sure I could manage a year either. Maybe just a limit like $20 a quarter or something. I always find I need to run to get cording, or eyelets or something small. The big stuff I may be able to do but it would be a test of willpower.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on January 17, 2008 06:28:20 PM
Just wanted to share with you something that I made with my new needle felting kit that Lunanne gave me.  I love it so much. (the kit that is, the lady bug is just okay, but I'll get better - I hope)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd125/krafty_kelly/Picture_3484.jpg)




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Gomerriffic on January 17, 2008 07:13:38 PM
too cute! That' must've taken some time.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on January 18, 2008 04:07:33 AM
Thanks.  Its only about an inch and a half or so.  I'm not sure how long it took, because I kept going back to it and stab, stab, stab.  I love needle felting...nice stress reliever.  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Gomerriffic on January 18, 2008 07:38:12 AM
I agree! I also got a needle felting kit! Stabbed yourself yet?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on January 18, 2008 11:04:19 AM
That's a cute little ladybug! I'm glad you're having fun with your needle felting kit.  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: hellobint on January 19, 2008 08:44:31 AM
now i want a needle felting kit!  personal swap anyone?!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: krafty_kelly on January 19, 2008 08:46:29 AM
I agree! I also got a needle felting kit! Stabbed yourself yet?

LOL...yes, luckily it was on my fingernail.

And yes, Lunanne, I am enjoying it soooooo much!  I just found a cute tutorial (via whipup) for felted owls.  I'm gonna try those today. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on January 20, 2008 09:03:25 AM
I finially finished the scarf that Bugaboo1 started for me.  My first knit project, yeah!  You can see where she stopped and I started, but it's still a nice scarf.

Et Voila!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=101546)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: lady4feet on January 20, 2008 09:53:16 AM
It's so nice to see people using their crafty goodies. I want a needle felting kit now! Maybe I should finish all my other projects before I get one though.

Coryjo I love that blue.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: MissDisney on January 20, 2008 12:48:31 PM
i have felting needles, and i cant learn to needle felt (wool makes me itchy :()

ill personal swap for them...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on January 20, 2008 03:39:53 PM
Great projects  :)  I adore the ladybug, so cute! I've done some needle felting, but always end up stopping before I bleed all over my project  ::)  so I've only finished a couple of items.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: Bugaboo1 on January 20, 2008 08:36:07 PM
I finially finished the scarf that Bugaboo1 started for me.  My first knit project, yeah!  You can see where she stopped and I started, but it's still a nice scarf.


YAY! You actually did it! See officially officially a knitter now!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery
Post by: coryjo on January 30, 2008 01:15:54 PM
There will soon be pics of my days 5 & 6 from Kish posted.  I recieved them on Monday, but life has been & will be a bit hectic so they probably won't be up until Friday  ::)