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ORGANIZED SWAPS => The Swap Gallery => Topic started by: kishcrafts on April 16, 2008 06:36:42 AM



Title: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on April 16, 2008 06:36:42 AM
Original thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237042.0

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

kishcrafts 7/11 dc# 420479049101128882300347911822 -curlygirl75
curlygirl75 7/10 DC#0308 0730 0000 3437 0110  -kishcrafts

FlowerWitch 7/9 emailed receipt  -DIY ho
DIY ho  -FlowerWitch


Oops Creations 7/7 DC# 0460437114602502102 6 and 0460437114602502103 3-violette28
violette28 -Oops Creations

ptarmic wumpus-LizzieMcGuire pics posted
LizzieMcGuire-ptarmic wumpus pics posted

FruityLoops 7/9 emailed receipt -bethiej78
bethiej78 7/7 emailed receipt -FruityLoops


drinkdrankdrunk-marylini posted pictures
marylini 6/27 DC# 0308073000000598317 2 - drinkdrankdrunk posted pics


thanate 7/5 DC# 0308066000013836131 3 -RoaneFaery
RoaneFaery 7/7 UPS 1Z99E7F30311729823 - thanate


rira 7/14 dc# 0479 7712 9160 0104 6266 -ghilie (did not pm me)
ghilie 7/7 DC# 0307 3330 0000 4706 7782 -rira


charmling 7/7 DC #0307 1790 0004 0765 9927 -Sera unraveled
Sera unraveled DC#0306 3030 0003 5426 3710 sending 7/14 -charmling


dragonslair 7/11 DC#0479 7709 4410 0705 8891 -JadedJenn
JadedJenn 7/7 DC# 0308073000007163148 9 -dragonslair


bigfatroses7/7 DC# 0306 1070 0000 4129 5479 -FicklePegasus
FicklePegasus 7/11 DC# 0308 0070 0001 3680 6567 -bigfatroses posted pics


ckchan7/7DC#03080660000037878868 -beckashell(posted pics)
beckashell7/7DC#03060320000221000461 -ckchan (posted pics)

little green dragonfly receipt-ursulaandolive
ursulaandolive 7/7 emailed receipt -little green dragonfly


tracey87 7/12 -thunderchild
thunderchild 7/12 receipt? -tracey87


sunnydays914 7/7 DHL 28056261855 -panda posted pics
panda 7/9 dc # 0306 2400 0001 0398 9692 - sunnydays914


Mojen 7/11 emailed receipt -JennyBear
JennyBear 7/11 emailed receipt -Mojen


moawk 7/5 no proof of shipment -BonBabbu
BonBabbu 7/7 -moawk


KiwiDragons 7/7 emailed receipt -Huff
Huff 7/7 emailed receipt -KiwiDragons


kjlutz 7/7 emailed receipt-catpants
catpants 7/11 Receipt? -kjlutz


RaeRaggs 7/7 UPS 1Z 5E9 06E 03 1013 161 8 -gwenyvarr
gwenyvarr 7/28-RaeRaggs


Wildfyre 7/14 -talyra
talyra 7/9 emailed receipt -Wildfyre


bubblegum_phoenix7/9 receipt? -craftgirl_sampson
craftgirl_sampson 7/12 no proof of shipment -bubblegum_phoenix
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kishcrafts 4/21 DC# 01038555749399877815 -curlygirl75
curlygirl75 4/18 DC#0308 0070 0001 5357 9796 -kishcrafts

FlowerWitch 4/19 emailed postal receipt -DIY ho
DIY ho 4/19 emailed postal receipt -FlowerWitch

Oops Creations 4/14 DC#0307 3330 0000 0400 2566 -violette28
violette28-Oops Creations

ptarmic wumpus 4/16 emailed postal receipt -LizzieMcGuire
LizzieMcGuire4/18 emailed postal receipt -ptarmic wumpus

FruityLoops 4/18 emailed postal receipt -bethiej78
bethiej78 4/20 emailed postal receipt -FruityLoops

drinkdrankdrunk 4/17 DC#0308 0070 000 3992 1398-marylini
marylini 4/17 DC#0308 0070 0001 6740 8785-drinkdrankdrunk

thanate 4/18 DC#0307333000000435485 6 -RoaneFaery
RoaneFaery 4/19 DC# 0304156000038284624 8 -thanate

rira 4/18 DC#0479 7712 9160 0104 3111 -ghilie
ghilie 4/18 DC#0307 1790 0000 0673 0935 -rira

charmling 4/21 DC # 0307 1790 0001 0893 2138 -Sera unravled
Sera unravled 4/18 DC#0307 1790 0004 5673 1315-charmling

dragonslair 4/22 DC#0307 0020 0002 3037 5750 -JadedJenn
JadedJenn 4/19 DC# 0307002000046516407 5 -dragonslair

bigfatroses 4/19 DC# 03050830000046527054 -FicklePegasus
FicklePegasus 4/19 DC # 0307 3330 0000 4121 1976 -bigfatroses

ckchan 4/18 DC#0307 0020 0003 8897 8353 -beckashell
beckashell 4/18-ckchan

little green dragonfly 4/18 emailed postal receipt -ursulaandolive
ursualandolive 4/17 emailed postal receipt -little green dragonfly

tracey87 4/19 emailed postal receipt -thunderchild
thunderchild 4/27 -tracey87

sunnydays914 4/18 DC#0307 1790 0005 2475 1016 -panda
panda 4/19 DC#0306 2400 0001 0399 4467 -sunnydays914

Mojen 4/18 emailed postal receipt -JennyBear
JennyBear4/17 emailed postal receipt -Mojen

moawk 4/19 emailed postal receipt -BonBabbu
BonBabbu4/19 emailed postal receipt -moawk

KiwiDragons 4/17 emailed postal receipt -Huff
Huff 4/17 emailed pic of postal receipt -KiwiDragons

kjlutz 4/19 emailed postal receipt -catpants
catpants 4/18 will email pic next week -kjlutz

RaeRaggs 4/18 UPS 1Z 5E9 06E 03 1013 036 0 -gwenyvarr
gwenyvarr 4/21 DC# 0307 3330 0001 6952 6686 -RaeRaggs

Wildfyre 4/19 emailed postal receipt -talyra
talyra 4/19 emailed postal receipt -WildFyre

bubblegum_phoenix 4/17 emailed postal receipt -craftgirl_sampson
craftgirl_sampson 4/22 has not emailed postal receipt -bubblegum_phoenix
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GALLERY/MYSPACE/BLOG/ETC LINKS

kishcrafts
www.myspace.com/little_visitor
mini gallery of Blossom: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653017#msg2653017

curlygirl75

FlowerWitch

DIY ho
mini gallery of Count Cucumber: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653036#msg2653036

Oops Creations

violette28
mini gallery of Prof. Linus: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653645#msg2653645
blog: http://professorlinus.blogspot.com/

ptarmic wumpus
mini gallery of Johann: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653483#msg2653483

LizzieMcGuire
mini gallery of Antoinette: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653122#msg2653122

FruityLoops
mini gallery of Miss Beatrix; https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653153#msg2653153
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=38580&l=5f647&id=532887867

bethiej78
mini gallery of Super Monkey: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653407#msg2653407
blog: http://supermonkeyinnj.blogspot.com/

drinkdrankdrunk
mini galllery of Hammy: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653183#msg2653183

marylini
mini gallery of Galvin: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653265#msg2653265

thanate
mini gallery of Alistar: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653297#msg2653297

RoaneFaery

rira
mini gallery of Guster: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653298#msg2653298

ghilie
mini gallery of miri: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653255#msg2653255

charmling
mini gallery of : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653455#msg2653455

Sera unravled
mini gallery of kiki: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653493#msg2653493
blog: http://kikimnadventure.blogspot.com/

dragonslair

JadedJenn

bigfatroses
mini gallery of Rainy: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653211#msg2653211

FicklePegasus
mini galllery of Major Grizzly: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615

ckchan
mini gallery of Gus: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653417#msg2653417

beckashell
mini gallery of Baby Smiley: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653479#msg2653479
blog: http://babysmileyinct.blogspot.com/

little green dragonfly
mini gallery of COR: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653176#msg2653176

ursualandolive
mini gallery of Chappy: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653181#msg2653181
blog: http://littlechappy.blogspot.com/

tracey87
mini gallery of Tad: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653040#msg2653040

thunderchild

sunnydays914
mini gallery of Mel: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653591#msg2653591
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/melsmeanderings

panda
mini gallery of Maddie: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653175#msg2653175

Mojen
mini gallery of Amigito: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653159#msg2653159
blog: http://amigito.wordpress.com/

JennyBear

moawk
mini gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653051#msg2653051

BonBabbu

KiwiDragons

Huff
mini gallery of Machida: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653133#msg2653133

kjlutz
mini gallery of Gina: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653304#msg2653304

catpants

RaeRaggs
mini gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653551#msg2653551

gwenyvarr

Wildfyre

talyra

bubblegum_phoenix
mini gallery of Elizabeth: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653080#msg2653080

craftgirl_sampson

*note to myself*continue adding gallery links starting at Wildfyre


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 16, 2008 02:42:08 PM
Its me!!! Reserving or co-organiser type stuff!!!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on April 17, 2008 11:09:20 PM
Happy Mother's Day!


Look at how small that flower is!!! LOL
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Here's Sheena  before she left for curlygirl75's house. She is a punk rocker! (anyone get this reference? Sheena is a punk rocker.... :P )She insisted on getting some ear piercings. She said she couldn't really call herself a punk rock mouse without having a few. And as you can see she loves her music so she had to take her hot pink ipod with her. And although she is not a rat she sure did pack like one!! HA!





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Blossom has ARRIVED! She got here on Monday but I just got around to uploading my memory stick.

She was kind of scared when she first popped out of her bubble envelope. I went into my craft studio to get the camera and when I came back she was hiding in a box of packing peanuts!


She arrived around lunch time so I said she could have some of my pizza...


And she said she was watching her girlish figure and wanted something healthy. She spotted Snicker's wheatgrass and dove right in!


She seemed to be curious about what kind of technology we possess, so I showed her my pink cell phone and mr.kishcrafts laptop. She wanted to call home but couldn;t remember the number

Then she wanted to use the computer to email all of her friends back home but I told her we do not have permission to use mr.kishcrafts lsptop.


I took her into my studio and she was impressed at all of my craft stash. I explained to her that I play with clay all day and she was so excited that she wanted to play right then and there but I was done for the day. Here she is hanging out in a bit of my clay stash.


Here she is meeting Snicker's for the first time. neither of them seemed interested in the other.


And here she is at the end of the day ready for bed...


More adventures to come....


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: DIY ho on April 17, 2008 11:33:27 PM
The Count has arrived! :D

Here he is with his things. Behind him is his bio and to the right is his passport!
He brought me flowers! How sweet. ;D

He also arrived with some chocolate treats for me, but they aren't pictured due to a slight mishap en route.
(I think he got hungry and opened a kinder egg... then some of it melted!)
Also not pictured are his Deddy bear and a picture of Lily Munster! They're in his coffin. ;D


And here he is after being introduced to some of the 'others.' ;)
(Left-->Right: Connor, Fiona, CC, and Jem, of Jem and the Holograms for those not in the know. ;) ::) :P)



I'm SO excited he's here. We actually had a lunch date with my husband today, and then this afternoon we watched a movie. We had to be inventive about going out, since it was bright and sunny today. ;D
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Mango's home!!!

And he's brought...a friend? NO, HE'S GOT A SON! :o

Silly penguin went on vacation and brings home a son! I'm still laughing about this, FlowerWitch! :D

He also arrived with lots of loot! Here's everything except some edibles... that got et! :P

A felt penguin bag, a union jack patch, a hemp necklace kit, a bunch of postcards, a very pretty wooden beaded bracelet, Mango's scrapbook, some lollipops, a corset-style mug cozy I had in my wists!, and a teeny pair of crutches for Mango to play with. Also, in the back, my very own, HANDMADE, Wreck This Journal! So awesome! I can't wait to wreck it! LOL (There was also some Kinder Bueno--to which I am now addicted!--some fruity chewy candy, and other sweets.)

Here's two of my fave pages in Mango's scrapbook!

On the potty!!! Hilarious. :D


Mango got to go to a Foo Fighters concert! I'm so jealous! Looks like an awesome fireworks show, too. :)


Thanks so much, FW!!! You're a great partner! I know Mango had a blast with you this spring/summer. We can't wait until next year!







Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: tracey87 on April 17, 2008 11:36:48 PM
Sorry I've been too busy to post any photos of Tad until now but here he is ready to go to the UK!



Tad sneaking a bite of muffin. I told him to save it for the trip!!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126491)

Tad and his brothers!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126493)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126492)

I told him it would be warm but Tad insisted on bringing his sweater!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126494)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: moawk on April 17, 2008 11:46:20 PM
Knut is home again  :D
And he brought some wonderful gifts and lots of candy! I think Knut and his new girlfriends had a party during the journey home...




Knut and his two (!) new girlfriends


Camera, candy  :D, bracelets, scrapbook, candy, fairies, scarf (for Knut), toy, balloons, necklace, candy!


The beautiful scrapbook






Cute cute cute!  :D


Taking his girls for a ride    ::)


He even got a stamp in his passport  :)
Thank you so much for taking such good care of Knut, Bonbabbu. I think hell miss you  :)


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Estrella arrived about two weeks ago but I haven't had time to post pictures  :-\
Anyway, here they come!


Sleeping after the long journey


Showing off her cool backpack


Visiting my dad, if you have good eyes you can actually see both him and Estrella in the picture  :P


Checking out the new plants for our pond


Telling me off for having such a dirty window  :P


Checking out a "gullviva" we found outside the house




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 18, 2008 12:06:56 AM
Well Aroha's arrived home safe and apparntly Elizabeth has too. Yay  :D

Heres the stuff Aroha brought home with her


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159760)
it broke, and Im not sure what it is, anyone able to enlighten me?

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159793)
(sideways) bit like this, whats this? and does it attatch to the above unknown item?

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159761)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159762)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159775)
postcards  :D

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159774)
Terrance turtle, hes in my old fish bowl beside me at the moment  ;) always wanted a pet turtle

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159763)
bracelet thingy

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159788)
coins, which are really light lol (showed my Mum, who's a banker, and she kept playing with them  ::))

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159778)
mini flag

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159777)
hackysack/footbag

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159790)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159791)
cute wee bag with a blanket and pillow inside

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159776)
really really really yummy candy  :D

all in all it was a fun swap, I got some funny looks when I took Elizabeth out of my handbag and perched her on things... like the Moa at the Bealey lol, but I had fun  :D
Ill have to post some pics of Elizabeths clothes if they dont get posted, they took me ages to stitch and I got alot of comments on them  ;D (even wee sneakers with shoe laces)

Ok, and now for some scrapbook shots!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159792) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159805) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159806) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159807) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159808) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159809) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159812) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159813) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159814) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159815) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159816) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159818) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159819) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159820) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=159821)


Reserved  :D
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=125421)
lol, all Aroha's stuff is bigger than she is!

SHES HERE!!!!
Well when I saw the postman come in this morning I wasnt long out of bed and in my PJs and was banned from going outside in bare feet ( ::)) in case I get sick (my Ops in about 10 days and if Im sick they wont do it) so I had to wait (!!!!!!) until my SO was finished his battle... Im not sure what with, he was on Warcraft.
Sure enough it was Elizabeth!! yay!! Took her a week to get here (and yet Aroha who was sent last month is still floating around... stupid NZ Post)
She came with candy (yay) but was a bit worse for wear, poor chick, her heads a wee bit torn as is her shirt, but thats ok, have cotton (well floss to be exact) will fix.
Onto the pics (theres not many outside ones - I got busted being outside in bare feet   :-[ I forgot oops)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130019)
the awesome box

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130020)]
Look how tight shes in there, bet she was glad to stretch!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130021)
heehee, I love this shirt, my SO needs one

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130022)]
ohh bugger... thats ok, I can fix that

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130023)
I can fix that too!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130027)
Elizabeth meeting Vodka (the white one) and Coke (the gold one)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130028)
Checking out the late Autumn/ early Winter backyard, NZ is mostly Evergreen natives so most of out trees dont turn, so only the plum tree will really change season to season

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130029)
she was somewhat amused by the fact my strawberry plant was still producing strawberries, alot of them have been rotted (or eaten) due to the storm we had for the last week, but thats ok

SUNDAY 4TH MAY (NZ time)
Well today we (Elizabeth, my SO and myself) went to my parent house in Dobson (otherside of the river) and checked out the puppies my Dads spoilt dog, Ren, had on Wednesday (IN my parents bed, not on it, but IN it :D)
Plus we checked out the campervan and I showed her the chooks and Mascobes (a type of duck, pure white like geese with a red thingy on the beak) Anyway, enough rambling, onto the pics

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130421)
Arent the puppes cute? Theres 5 of these wee things

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130425)
Elizabeth making a cuppa while in the campervan

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130424)
Checking out the sleeping space

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130423)
thats the bathroom - toilet handbasin and shower

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130422)
The microwave  :D

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130428)
having a look at the greenhouse plants

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130429)
Elizabeth and the tomato stalk

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130430)
this is what a mascobe looks like

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130432)
Ohh look mushrooms (do not eat them though ok)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130431)
The grapevine, no grapes though

SUNDAY 11 MAY (NZ TIME)

Well I finally got up Coal Creek falls, its a huuuge walk, an hour total up and down hills  ::)


This is one of the smaller falls, we were both a bit worried Id fall in (Im clumsy)

but heres the main fall, it was worth the walk, neither SO or I had seen it before so that was pretty cool

so thats about a 2 hour walk from my house, not bad

SUNDAY 25 MAY (NZ TIME)


Well we went out to Punikaiki yesterday and had lunch and a look around, so this is Elizabeth out over looking Punikaiki beach and out over the sea  :D


this wee fella is a Weka who decided he wanted some of our lunch! Some naughty tourists had obviously fed him before (boo hiss, thats bad and you can kill them doing that  >:() so he wasnt the least bit frightened of our car or us (not good, as they are flightless so if someone wanted to hurt him he wouldnt even run away  :-\)
but it was still pretty cool having a weka so close to the car.


and here are the famous pancake rocks, if Id gotten there when the light was good you would see what looks like thousands of pancakes stacked one on top of another, and if wed gone during a storm I would have action shots of the blowholes, but it was warm(ish) and fine (dont worry craftgirl_sampson, one of the things I got for you at the gift shop was an in action shot of the blowholes  :D)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on April 18, 2008 01:06:15 AM
Here is Johann ready for his journey. He is looking forward to his trip and talked about it all the time until I dropped him at the airport. And he doesn't even know that he might be going to Miami!  :)



Johann is back!
He arrived today with lots of souvenirs:

He brought lots of fiber, a felted picture (boulder at twilight), a shirt he helped to batik, cookie cutters (oh, I love making cookies for christmas), a bison bookmark, a florida magnet and shrinky dinks (really hard to get here!). Wow, I've been spoiled! Thank you so much ptarmic wumpus!  ;D
And of course the scrapbook and a CD with the pictures and a slide show arrived with Johann too!

Here a few impressions of the beautiful scrapbook:





















Antoinette in Jena (Germany):
Antoinette arrived today!
Here a photo of her coming out of her package:

Of course she was still a bit sleepy, but the warm weather here is waking her up from her hibernation (we have 20C here, she arrived at the right time!  :))

Here she is looking out of my (horribly dirty) window:


All the looking around in our flat made her tired so she decided to take a nap under our fern:


Antoinette helping me crafting my mother's day present:


Antoinette came with me to the "Mensa" (don't know how this is called in English, students get food there and it's not very expensive):


But Antoinette preferred my homemade "Nussecken":


Travelling to visit my parents:


Sightseeing in my hometown:

She is looking at the "iron footbridge" here.

This weekend Antoinette went to the Wave-Gothic-Treffen in Leipzig with me.
Sightseeing in Leipzig:


Then we went to see some bands. Here is Antoinette headbanging to some heavy metal band (from Norway I think):


A rest in the park.

As you can see, Antoinette was perfectly dressed for the occasion...  ;)

Here are photos of Antoinettes recent adventures:
I took Antoinette to our band meeting. She tried to play the bass:


Last week we went for a walk and had a wonderful view over Jena from one of the mountains:


On Wednesday I had to work in the computer pool and Antoinette helped me:


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on April 18, 2008 01:17:24 AM
Mawson is Home!  After major moving dramas all my stress disappeared when I opened the package!  KiwiDragons showed him a great time in Missouri!

Here's the whole lot!


My favourite of the tonnes of postcards!


Mawson modelling his special sweater, in his special beer glass!


Awsome little brag book!  This is the coolest idea, a fantastic little hardcover book full of Mawson's adventures! (Difficult to photograph lol!)


Scrap book, FULL of pics!


My favourite!





Looks like he had some great adventures!  Thanks for giving him such a memorable trip KiwiDragons!


20 may
Machida went to Melbourne today!  He saw lots of things, here are a couple

Look out Machida!  Giant Mario is going to stomp on you!  We went to the Game On Exhibition, hundreds of games from pong to atari's to Wii's to arcade games, and all playable!  I suck at space invaders and everyone knows because it's on a massive projector!


This is the gate to Government house.  After I'd taken the pics the guard came out of the gate house and asked all about Machida and even offered to take a picture of the two of us together.  How sweet!


28 May - Melbourne Zoo!
We had a great day at the zoo.  Machida met some kangaroos


And we visited the platypusary.  Now it might just be me but I think platypusary is one of the most hilarious words ever!


And Machida found the cutest little baby monkey!



31 May
Machida had a great time at my brother's engagement party tonight!  Smooched some pretty girls too! (My lovely cousins!)



1 June - 7 June
ROAD TRIP

Helping out with the driving.


Hanging out at the Thompson River Port in Sale.


Mad BBQ skills at my in laws.  Machida made us brunch!


Now I apologise but I'm going cutesie.  My 2 year old has really enjoyed having Machida to visit.  The other night he came to me saying "Take a photo, take a photo"  so I followed him to the dining room where he had set this up.

He really seems to get this whole concept!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on April 18, 2008 01:39:37 AM
Beginning

Super Monkey just before getting packed up and sent off to New Jersey!!
And now eagerly awaiting the arrival of Miss Beatrix!!!



22nd April
Wayhay, Mr Postie brought a package from the US this morning and guess who was inside, Beatrix!!!  Wedgehead was very curious to see what was inside...  (NOTE: Click on the thumbnails to view larger)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126833) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126834)

Beatrix was very sleepy and a little reluctant to come out of her box at first but then she showed me all the loverly gifts she had brought!  Lots of scrummy chocolates for her hostess ;D (I may let Mr FruityLoops have a few I suppose if he's good), some gardening gloves, and some cool little [see/hear/speak no evil] monkey magnetic bookmarks which match the monkeys we have that like to hang off our shelves, they had to come and see for themselves.  Aaaand she brought her favourite bubbles with her which I hope we can play with later on when the sun has come out!!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126835) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126836)

If Beatrix had come a half hour earlier she could have helped me pot some flowers that just came in the post earlier today but there will be plenty of other opportunities as I have lots of veggies growing in the mini greenhouse that will be ready to plant out in a week or two :D

She tried to watch some tv with the boys (Wedge and Jeero) but she was feeling a little shy and decided that snooker wasn't her cup of tea, so she went for a ride on our sofa catzebra Wibble instead along with Kung Fu Jo and Chip.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126837) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126838)

After all that and her long journey (even though she arrived super quick!) Beatrix was all tuckered out so she's now having a kip on our giant beanbag




23rd April
Today Beatrix has been busy helping me to do a bit of gardening (on my lunchbreak honest), and has been out to support our tenpin bowling team in Wednesday Pairs, and we won 6-2, yey!!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127363)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127364)

I had no idea that bears could climb canes so well, I turned my back for a couple of minutes and she had shimmied up a cane to see my climber plants  :o

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127362)

Unfortunately back in the office tomorrow, but Beatrix said she would come and keep me company :D



25th April
OK so I was off sick yesterday so Beatrix had to spend the day home with me but she did look after me and gave me lots of hugs :)

Today she came to work with me, and as usual the most important part of every working day is any time that is food time!  This morning she tried some mangetout with feta hummus, yummy yummy, she was a little anxious at first but gave it a try.  For lunch we went up the corner shop and she picked out some ready salted crisps, a bit naughty but I said she could have them if she carried them back to the office... which proved a little more difficult!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127889)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127890)



29th April
Didn't do a huge amount over the weekend, mainly some crafting, Beatrix wanted to help me with my first jewellery project as she said she had some experience in that area.  She even helped with some sewing too but didn't last long before she started playing with my supplies instead.  Then she helped me cook up a nice stir fry for our tea, yuuuuuum.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=128841) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=128842)

Yesterday we were back in the office and I was glad I brought Beatrix with me as we had some thunderstorms so she needed a good hug or two.  After work we popped out into the rain and finally posted the contract back to Beth!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=128843)



2nd May
Well since our camera suddenly broke (seriously odd noises emanating from it  :-\) we had to make an impromptu trip to Argos to pick up a new one.  Since it was mainly so that I could keep snapping piccies of Beatrix she thought it only fair she helped me get it set up! (Pic obv taken with camera phone)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=129963)

And here's Beatrix having a bit of fun disco dancing at the new camera!




4th May

The main events of the weekend included making a big apple and strawberry crumble (which of course Beatrix was happy to help make as she loves cooking) and going round to see Mr Loops' parents as it was Ma of Mr Loops' birthday :D

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=132931)



7th May

The highlight of Beatrix' week was going to work at the Mr Loops family scrap metal business, she said she had a brilliant time being shown around and was even taught how to drive a forklift and a crane by Mr Loops' brother!!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=132932)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=132933)



8th May

Today we had to go over to the main office in Wales (we work at the same company) as Mr Loops took the rather rash decision of quitting his job to become self-employed and needed to speak to the Director some more :o  Beatrix at least enjoyed the trip over the border, especially going over the Severn bridge.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=132934)



10th May

Weeee, trip to Gloucester at the weekend for a bit of shopping and sight-seeing.  The main attractions for Beatrix were going to Gloucester Cathedral where parts of the Harry Potter films were filmed (and insisted on looking like King Kong on the piccie!), and going to the Tailor of Gloucester museum and shop which is the building that Beatrix Potter based her book on.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=132944)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=132935)

Then back home to do some gardening (or rather I did the gardening and Beatrix lounged in a hammock!) before we went over to see Mr Loops' folks to have some chinese food and lots of alcohol!!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=132936) 

I probably shouldn't have given her such a large glass of alcohol, it was sangria but pretty heavy on the wine!


Don't worry, she did have a bit of a hangover but I made sure she had lots and lots of water and she feels much better now :D



16th May

Took the day off work and had a girly shopping trip to Swindon and Cirencester with Beatrix and my mate Kerry!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=137039)

Beatrix having a sneaky play in the kids play area!  Some people in the coffee shop behind found it highly amusing for some reason, but they were more than happy to wave when Beatrix waved at them.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=137040)



20th May

Observe Egbert showing what a bad loser he is!  Beatrix got the hang of tetris on the xbox all to quick and the others were rather perturbed (I think mostly because she's a girl, but you and I both know girls are better at everything!)!!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=137041)



24th May

Yes, my proof that I made Beatrix sit through Eurovision... all the way through...!  It did take a little asti to convince her to sit through the scoring though ::)  Here she is with Arnold, enjoying the UK entry!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=137042)



26th May

We had planned to take Beatrix to the famous Cheltenham Cheese Rolling (http://www.cheese-rolling.co.uk/) today but the gale force winds and rain were so bad that we stayed in and made our own mini version!!


(See Beatrix' blog for more piccies and a bigger version of the cheese rolling animation!)



9th July

A few piccies to end the swap, I shall updating the blog with the more picture early next week probably when Beatrix is closer to home

A few piccies from my 20s themed birthday bbq

Beatrix in her flapper outfit that I made and dyed and headdress that I also made


Me in my matching homemade flapper outfit and headdress (and a wig incidentally, that's not my own hair), looking a bit wide tbh!  :-[


A couple of my well dressed guests!  Matt and Amy


At work saying a tentative hi to Sammy the dog


And in front of one of the local pubs, the Black Bear.  There is also a White Bear, and Beatrix wants to know why there's no Blue Bear pub!


And finally a couple of goodbye shots.  Beatrix saying goodbye to Bush Baby who she'd become very fond of.


And with the whole bunch, just before going in her box to be posted




Final Piccies

Super Monkey has arrived home, yey!!!

Dumb*ss me managed to slash my finger open trying to get into the box!


Package of goodies from Bethiej78, scrapbook, cool "easy" button as Super Monkey loved the one Beth had so much she had to send him home with one (says "that was easy" and explains why the package was talking to me before I opened it!!  I think it will be going to work with me today along with SM), lots of stickers, scrapbooky cards, dark choccie, mocha dark choccie, and all the photos that didn't make it into the scrapbook


Close up of the cool stickers, I think my faves are the ones on the right though unfortunately they didn't come out quite as well in the piccie as they're 3d


A few piccies of scrapbook pages (apologies for the shine, I took it outside so I wouldn't get flash showing but got reflections instead!):
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Back saying hi to some of his earth monkey shelf friends


And finally Super Monkey wanted me to post a piccie for Beth of him re-united back with his best mate Kung Fu Monkey, he says thanks showing him a good time :o and he'll try and pop over to visit you now and again while he's out saving the world!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on April 18, 2008 01:48:39 AM
Trevor's home!

and he's brought a friend!!  Well, I say friend, I think it might either be a girlfriend, or a fan...



and the friend has long legs or arms, depending on which way you pull them!



he also came with some yummy new yarn!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2682605718_18553b5850.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2682605718_18553b5850.jpg)

and a cute new bag for me  ;D
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/2682607410_c97cbe69d5.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/2682607410_c97cbe69d5.jpg)

lots of goodies together with the scrapbook (which i need to take some better 'favourite pages' pics of; and the origami paper that my SO has claimed (and won't stop going on about!!) and sweeties, yay!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2681785997_639f37ca15.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2681785997_639f37ca15.jpg)

Our trip to Wales

chatting with the driver (the SO's sister)


Posing by the beach


being amused by Welsh spellings!



Amigito's here :)
First he found my new yummy yarn...
and then he found the sweetie stash! No! Breakfast first!
but you don't have any bananas!
so, we went to the kitchen and started breakfast, when he saw the pile of washing up...
he tried to help carrying things through...
i think the excitement wore him out, so put him down for a nap! (and I get to keep the bag! woohoo!!!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: panda on April 18, 2008 02:22:47 AM
We are in.......thank you.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126051) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126052)
Yeeeaaahhhh, I'm on my way.

Just arrived, Yeeeaaahhh!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126716)
My welcome present
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126724) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126723)
Meeting Chihuahua
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126725)
going to the post office
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127389) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127390)
Atlanta Area Scout Shop/Service center
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127391) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127392)

4/28  We went to the Yaarb Shrine Circus. Here are a few pictures

1st-maddie and Arthur in the bumper cars, 2nd-maddie playing the mouse game
(mouse runs into a hole on a big wheel/table), 3rd-maddie and Arthur meet Patches the clown, 4th-watching Bengal Tigers, 5Maddie watching a boxing kangaroo
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=128844) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=128845) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=128846) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=128847) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=128853)

here is a few pictures from Dukesfeast 2008 at Atlanta Motorspeedway.
Arthur and Maddie with an Uncle Jesse Look-a-like, Arthur with John "Bo" Schneider, Maddie, Arthur, Dixie, just after The General Lee ride around the track
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=148172) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=148173) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=148174)

Mel's Safe arrival home

Maps of disneyworld, wedding invitations & favors, star shaped crayons (kids favors from wedding), peppermints, mentos, scrapbook charm, kayak with Arthur's name on it, stickers, stuffed Eeyore, grow a washcloth, CD of pictures, and scrapbook












Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on April 18, 2008 02:29:43 AM
mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine

and
COR's :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 18, 2008 02:38:07 AM


Chappy left to return home to Australia on 7/7/08.  It's a long ride and I don't expect him to arrive home for probably anouther 4 or 5 days but wanted to let everyone know that we had a fabulous time while he was here and he will be missed.  ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 18, 2008 02:41:40 AM
Dear Hammy and I will be enjoying this one, thank you!
 ;D
YAY!


I sent out my Galvin two days ago:

Galvin and his suitcase and also getting in his baggy!


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...and today I got HAMMY!
This was his box:


all the goodies hammy brought with him!


after such a long trip, all he really wanted was a nap... :P


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Hammy getting to know the friends I keep in the house (a little mixer)



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Friday April 25th!

BEACH DAY!!!

I took Hammy to the beach, it was fun but windy... I think Hammy still had a good time!



The beach was on the Navy base so I took some... not so legal.... pictures with Hammy ad the big boats!



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Pictures I didn't post to help with the aw-factor!

We got to go to Disneyland?


See, we're REALLY in California!... palm trees!


Aquarium



Awesome cactus tree at Balboa Park


Crazy SCA war action (If I can figure it out, I'll post the video of them fighting- it's CRAZY!!!)


Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA!


Mountain View, CA... the hometown of Google, and drinkdrankdrunk!


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Ok! So... here's the lovely package from Marylini!



*t-shirt, stickers, handmade scrapbook, lil' bear, key chain, fun "make your own piggy" kit, Hello Kitty notebook (how'd she know?), magnet, and cute little mug*



Galvin got a little hard core in New York!



close up of the book




some pages from the book!

Thanks Marylini! It was a lot of fun!!! I love Hammy!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on April 18, 2008 03:48:02 AM
Here's Major Grizzly all set and ready to go!  As you can see, he has his "ruck sack" packed with a Good Conduct medal, snacks, and the Snow White pin-up poster!  LOL!  He's looking real sharp, and hopes to impress lots of ladies while in Florida!   ;D


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April 21, 2008

Rainy arrived today!  She was so excited to be out of her envelope! 

Here she is with the first thing she noticed- sunflower sprouts!



And she needed to freshen up, so I told her where her dressing screen was at, and managed to get a pic of her!


And then she saw some new people, and she decided it was a great time to make friends!


She then told me that she wanted me to see all the goodies she came with, so here they are!!


Lastly, she meandered about the house, and was quite confused about my husband's Warhammer 40K models...  He'll have to explain them to her when he gets home!


Tonight, she and I will go through all my fabrics and notions and hopefully will be able to find the perfect materials for a new outfit to wear at the Celtic Festival this weekend!!! 

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April 23, 2008

Rainy went to Rite Aid with me earlier for some Red Bulls and she wouldn't let me start the car without choosing some good "cruising" music- I think she likes Jack Johnson!


She also helped me get into the attic to find my most favorite door sign!  Here she is happy with it being up, although she said that her family wouldn't need an appointment! 


Tomorrow, we are going to the Golden Corral for a Hail and Farewell ceremony for some guys in my DH's unit- Rainy feels a little apprehensive about the outing since she'll be meeting lots of new people all at once.  I think that she'll feel much better when I help her get a nice big plate of fresh veggies!!   ;D

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April 26, 2008

Here's Rainy admiring a black Australian swan:


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April 30, 2008

I caught Rainy at my DD's easel this morning. 


This afternoon (in an attempt to get away from our very annoying mutt), DD and I took Rainy to see old town from the top of the parking structure at the hospital.  She was quite impressed with our opera house!  We'll have to take her to see it up close this weekend!


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July 14, 2008
MAJOR GRIZZLY IS HOME!!

(I'll post a few pics here today, and then thumbnail the rest tomorrow!)


My daughter was excited to see him again!


The Major looks like he's ready to settle down, as he brought Aurora home with him!!


Rainy's little sister came as well, which is fine with all of us!  She's been a little bit shy, but I think I'll take her around town tomorrow and show her some sights her big sister saw!


The front of the scrapbook


Some of the pictures!  Love the Army men!


He's out of uniform, but that's ok!  He looks so handsome in those hats!  :)


We also got an autograph book!! 


My favorite page


HEHE!  The Major is something else!


I guess Donald doesn't care!  LOL!

I'll post more pics tomorrow!  This was all very exciting, and the Major can't keep his hands off of Aurora, so I think I'll leave him and her alone for the evening!   :D

Thank you, FicklePegasus, so showing my handsome bear a great time! 



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on April 18, 2008 04:40:10 AM
Guster is home!  Here he is in his new Margarita cup bed.


Goodies!


All the places Guster went.



Now the scrapbook!















Miri and I were "gardening" today.  I have one pot and we put random seeds in there.  But wait, who is that lurking??!!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127908)
Miri redecorated the guest room.  Yes, I believe leopard print should qualify as a color.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126979)

Miri arrived safe and sound!

In the guest room:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127056)

It's a little sparse right now but Miri seems like the crafty type - I'm sure she'll have it decorated in no time.

At the Mexican restaruant:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127054)
It WAS a quesadilla!  Fattening.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: marylini on April 18, 2008 04:50:43 AM
Galvin arrived yesterday and jumped out of his box with a cute suitcase (inside was a scarf, some summer reading, a blanket and some...protection!). He also arrived with candy which is not pictures because my husband horded it!



He then proceeded to try to get my husband to text his mom, drinkdrankdrunk, but he forgot the number!



he was so annoyed that he bit me on the nose!



but then it just turned out to be a love bite, so i forgave him. i decided at that point that it was time to put him to bed for the night!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: thanate on April 18, 2008 05:11:20 AM
Rincewind is home!  In fact, he got home some time ago, but it was right after I went on vacation, so now I am home as well, and got to let him out of the box.  He was very grateful to be let out, as he had been sharing that box with a tiger for three weeks, and even a grateful and well disposed tiger makes him nervous. 

His luggage caught up with him while he was away, so he had somewhere to put his souveniers:


Roanefaery tells me that Rincewind helped to rescue the tiger from dire bondage, and therefore it has vowed to follow him until it has done him an equally good service. 

The luggage spit out this lovely collection when Rincewind insisted he had to share it...

Roller derby stickers, temporary tattoo, and shot glass, two dinosaurs and a set of stickers, a parachuting monkey (that's the blue thing), a post card, snacks in case the tiger got hungry, travel toothpaste, and (which I personally think is fantastic) a little book made of elephant poop paper. 


A better picture of the elephant poop book (I'm fascinated by this, but haven't quite worked up the courage to open the plastic yet...) and the Avenue Q pin I found lurking at the bottom of the box when I went to put it in the attic. 

And of course, pictures of the absolutely fabulous scrapbook that RoaneFaery helped him put together:


Wedding photos!  Yay!   ;D


Psychokiller Barbie is terribly jealous that Rincewind got to go to a roller derby event.  And to see Avenue Q (which we missed when it was in DC.)


Visit to the zoo, with amazing foam animal stickers, and co-ordinated backgrounds and everything:


I'm not sure if Rincewind is a little sorry to be home again, or just being his usual gloomy self:


Thanks RoaneFaery!  Even if Rincewind didn't really enjoy himself, I had a great time with this swap.  :)

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Rincewind staring gloomily into the box before mailing, with Eyore who came to see him off.  At least he remembered to take the wedding present...


And here is the newly arrived Alistar, who has already made friends with Astrid the Giant Poppetess:



4/28--

Alistar went out to explore the Northern Virginia flora yesterday, even though it was still a bit damp.  He missed the daffodils, but the wood hyacinths and the azalea bushes were still in bloom.  The Glass Cat (always looking for trouble) tagged along, and explained to him about lounging in the moss and violets. 




and much fun was had by all at:
5/1: Eddie Izzard (DAR Constitution hall, DC)
5/2: dinner at a local restaurant in Columbia, MD
5/3: Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, trip to the park
5/7: Apocalyptica concert (9:30 club, DC)
5/10: Smithsonian museums and the National Mall, DC!




5/17: VA Ren Faire
5/20: School for Scandal performance at the Folger Shakespeare Theater
5/31: Washington Folk Festival (Glen Echo park, and thunderstorms...)

...and while Alistar doesn't have his own blog, he borrowed a little internet crashspace from Psychokiller Barbie (http://psycho-k-barbie.livejournal.com/) on livejournal. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: rira on April 18, 2008 05:11:23 AM
miri came home!! (and she brought a buddy that gave her arms!)


along with an awesome box of goodies, her new improved bedding, and a PET TORNADO! (too awesome)


and a super cute scrapbook that looks like she had a blast!


Thanks Ghillie for takin such good care of her!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kjlutz on April 18, 2008 05:14:17 AM
Here are some pics of Ellie all packed and ready to go (looking very happy until i stuffed her in a small bubble mailer).

And showing her passport, and luggage.  I didn't want her to get bored on the trip so she was sent with snacks, her favourite books, a little friend, and a picture of her puppy...


Can't wait for gina to get here for some exploring...

May 15
So I'm a deadbeat and have not posted photos of gina yet...
gina and I have been quite busy exploring Ottawa and getting ready for our trip to Disney World ( ::)) next week that all the photos are still trapped on the cameras... I will say that photos will be posted soon, but that may be an empty threat ;)

May 20
Still a deadbeat with no photos posted... we leave for Florida at 6am tomorrow morning and I just finished my dress for the wedding an hour ago (and I don't think it turned out that well... gina's is lovely though)
We'll be gone until Sunday so it will be sometime next week before I get caught up with everything and get pictures posted.

June 26
gina is getting a little homesick (although she is excited about spending Canada Day here (she heard rumors of beavertails, jazz music and fireworks)), so she wanted to make catpants a card.



We will post some pictures once it is decided which ones are going in the album (so there aren't too many repeats).

Ellie came home late last week, and I am finally done enough writing (silly school work), that I am ready to post pictures.  I'll apologize right off the bat for the pic overload but catpants was such an awesome host, that I just couldn't narrow it down any farther. 

First of all everything all together: Catpants sent a reusable pad (I'm very excited, my husband wasn't so sure about it as he pulled it out of the package, with a "This is for you!"), Some Chai to try (I haven't had it yet, but it looks good), a pin, a little sketch book, a new necklace for Ellie, a candy (very tasty), and a charm from one of their adventures.



Ellie's new necklace (so funny story, my husband was sitting in the living room reading on Friday and I went to go talk to him, and there he was sitting with Ellie, and Sprocket (our stuffed puppy) and sprocket was wearing a blue plastic beaded necklace I have, and my husband said that Sprocket saw it and wanted to be pretty just like Ellie...)



Ellie's new sketch book from her trip.



The neat little charm from catpants and Ellie's trip to The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.



Now on to the awesome scrap book. 

The label from inside the album.



And some of my favourite pages.

Ellie Learned how to ride a bike while she was gone (thanks for teaching her catpants).



At the Craft Magazine launch Party (how cool is that).



With some very cool trees.



Braving traffic to see the Joan of Arc Statue (one of Ellie's visiting request).  Thank you so much for taking her there catpants, she is really excited about having made it there (and about everything else too). 



At Stumptown Coffee.



I would happily post all the pages (cause catpants did an awesome job), but I'm sure that would get way too long. 

Thank you so much for everything catpants.  Ellie had a greattime, and we were so excited to travel to Portland vicariously through her (someday I want to see everything for myself, but for now I will just enjoy the pictures and study the transit schedules and maps). 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on April 18, 2008 05:48:46 AM
MISS BEATRIX IS HOME!!!

Miss Beatrix arrived yesterday, but they made me sign for the package so I couldn't get her until today!  But I'm sure she wasn't lonely waiting for me because she brought home a friend, and so much more!  Loops this is an AMAZING package.  I now feel my package was crap.  And might be sending something a little supplementary as a feeble attempt to reach your level of greatness!

Here come pics!!!

The total lot (please note Miss B in the back in her awesome new sleeping bag and hat):



A beautiful scarf from the Cotswolds:



Lots of yummy looking foodies (I already ate the marshmallow bit!):



Brochures, a neat calendar, and an ADORABLE coffee wristlet/clutch:



Puzzles, postcards, keychains, cookbook:



Lovely keychain and coin purse from the Tailor of Gloucester museum:



And of course, the amazing scrapbook!! Loops I CANNOT believe this was your first scrapbook!:













Thanks for an AMAZING swap Ms. Loops.  You and MR took great care of Miss B, and she will treasure her memories for a lifetime.  Best of all, she is now "Miss Beatrix, World Traveler" rather than "Miss Beatrix, gift from former best friend!"  A much happier history!  THANK YOU!!




~May 25th~

Last night my Mom and I had tickets to see American Ballet Theater perform the ballet "Le Corsaire" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. So we smuggled Super Monkey into the theater in my purse, and he had a blast!

Here's Super Monkey inside the Met, sitting on the balcony right in front of our seats:



Reading the Playbill to figure out the (as a general rule) convoluted ballet plot:



Some of the cool lights at the Met:



More pics, as always, on the blog!


~May 11th~

Super Monkey and I had an exciting weekend, to make up for the crappy last week.  Last night I took him to a party, and here are a few of the highlights (as always, more on the blog).

Picking out what to drink:



Getting some lovin from my friend Danielle:



Riding my friend Mike trying not to get an FWI (flying while intoxicated!!)




Then today we went on a hike and picnic with my family to celebrate Mother's Day.

Hanging out in a tree:



On the picnic blanket pigging out:



The trail we hiked:





~May 7th~

I have been feeling sick for the past few days, so Super Monkey and I haven't been doing much.  Here we are having some noodle soup - the ultimate comfort food!



~APRIL 29th~

Today was a busy day for Super Monkey!!  His bio told me (as did SM himself) one of his favorite activities is kickboxing. Lucky for him I just so happen to take a kickboxing class every Tuesday at 6am! Here we are arriving at the gym, still a littly sleepy, since we had to get up at 5am to get there on time.



My instructor was so excited to have a new student!



She even gave him some personal instruction (that's him in the back!)



Later at work, he hung out in my cubicle:



And held a meeting in the boardroom:



The day ended with dinner at a Mexican restaurant with my friend Anne:



Many more pictures of today's adventures at work on the blog:   SM Blog (http://supermonkeyinnj.blogspot.com)


~APRIL 26th~

Today was an average day for me, not too exciting for Super Monkey.  In the morning I set about making a fruit smoothie for me and SM for breakfast.  He got impatient while I was chopping the fruit, and stole my strawberries (see that guilty look in his eyes?)



But then when I explained he would get some of the smoothie when it was finished he gave them back, but told me to hurry it up he was hungry!  When I finally gave him the smoothie he enjoyed it very much, and the cool sake glass I served it to him in...



After that we took a ride to one of my favorite local parks, so that I could get some exercise!  Here we are driving there (SM claimed this as his spot while driving so that he can keep his eye on the road AND me!):



SuperMonkey doesn't care for walking, he'd rather fly around, so while I walked he flew for awhile and then was intrigued by the dog park at my park, and silently observed from the car:



More pics on the blog, including pics of the beautiful park I took him to: SM Blog (http://supermonkeyinnj.blogspot.com)


~APRIL 25th~

When he arrived, Super Monkey immediately flew up to my chandelier and wouldn't come back down (he thought I had stolen the box in transit and tried to kidnap him!)



It wasn't until I showed him this postcard of his home addressed to me that he finally realized I was his hostess!



Partly to break up the embarrassing moment now passed, and partly because he'd been crammed in a box all week, SM decided to take a quick flight around the world (one of his favorite activities).  He likes to be like Superman and get exercise at the same time!



When he got back he was hungry so we had a snack, some of the lovely candy he brought at a hostess gift.  It was delicious, and unlike anything I'd had before!



On my way home from work last night I stopped at Bed, Bath, and Beyond to buy something I had long desired - a recipe stand!  Tired of getting food on my cookbooks, and having to wash my hands every time I wanted to open to the page, you know?  So Super Monkey offered to use his super fast skills and put it together for me.  Here's an action shot of the putting together (I'm surprised it's not blurry he was so fast!) and a shot of him modeling the finished product:





So then I immediately set about making dinner.  SM hung around while I cooked.  Quite literally.



When I finally tucked him in for the night he made me promise to post this pic and tell Mr and Ms Loops that he said "Goodnight!"






Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on April 18, 2008 05:54:18 AM
Here is baby smiley at the post office, he was excited to go as he almost jumped in the envelope by himself:


***GUS IN AZ!***
Sorry my life is so boring, but it's just work, work, work right now.  It'll get a bit more interesting these they weeks.  I promise!

May 12th

Gus helping me cook my dinner tonight.  It's a form of meatloaf that didn't turn out too solid like meatloaf, but it'll be good with rice.


Here's Gus waiting with me in rush hour traffic.  This is what I get to go through every single day. 

May 10th

Here's Gus checking out the other LVs galleries. 

May 3rd & 4th

So my mom came to visit me this past weekend and we did some interesting stuff, compared to the usual work day.  We did a lot of shopping, ranging from swap meets to Joann. 


At Joann's flower department


At makeup booth in the swap meet

After my mom left, we decided to stop at Sonic and enjoy a nice strawberry slush during their happy hour. 


Then we felt very bad for how much food and junk we had all weekend, we decided to go work out. 

Treadmill-ing

Biking

Lastly, building some muscles!

*****
May 1st

Not too much exciting is going on.  Just mostly work, work, and work.  Just one picture for short update.  I've been away from my cube these past few days to work in the lab.  I got back today to find this:

Gus was pretty busy while I was gone.  :D

*****

It's been a while, but here's a small update of the past days.
Gus watching America's Next Top Model.  He didn't like it.  He said it was too girly.

We also watched Big Brother.  This made Gus a bit happier cuz there was a guy, James, who had a pink mohawk.  He felt there was some kind of similarity between them both.  :)

Sorry if Gus was too close to the TV.  He wanted the best seat in the house. 

Random of picture with Boba, who wasn't too happy:


So, we had a pretty good weekend.  My fiance came to town and we visited a lot of places.  We did get yelled at for taking random pictures though. :/  It was fun anyways.  Sorry for the picture overload.

We first went to Rocco's, a local pizza eatery:

(picture later, phone is acting up)

Then we had a ton of Eegee's, a local sandwich and slushy place.  Here's Gus' favorite new food, Pizza Fries!!!


We went to the casino.  I think it would have been fun if we won some money, but we only lost :(


Lastly, here's a picture of Gus at the airport, when we took my fiance there.  It was sad for me, but Gus helped.  Here he is in front of the colorful cactis.


*****

April 22nd


Gus' first car ride.  I kind of had to get him out of bed really early for work.  I buckled him to make sure he was safe. 


Gus is examining my work phone.  He was confused with the buttons and also just waiting to see what it sounded like


Gus passed out after lunch.  He was pretty bored. 

Tonight we're going to watch some of my favorite shows! :)

*****


Gus enjoying the Arizona weather and view from my balcony


Mac & Cheese!!  Yum! 


Mac & Cheese with broccoli?  Still Yum!!  (According to Gus, not just my opinion)


Boba meets Gus


Here's Gus' first night.  He will get a much better bed once I make it.  He's sleeping on a rolled up bed sheet.  I promise that he will get a better bed. 


*****

Baby Smiley Arrived Home today!  On to the pics!


Here's Baby Smiley and his new luggage with tons of stuff!


Some great souvenir that beckashell sent with baby smiley!  She sent me a Linkin Park patch and also great coasters from my wists.  Thank you!!


Play-doh fun!


Baby Smiley in the mouth of a tiger and with new friend, George!


M&M fun in New York!


Baby Smiley on the train with his new friend, George the turtle.  He almost got a tattoo also!


Casino Pier page.  He met so many statues and went on some rides!


He had some awesome fun with the kids!


Lastly, he saw LEGALLY BLONDE!  I'm so jealous!!!

Thank you beckashell for showing Baby Smiley such a great time!!  I love the scrapbook you did.  IT will always bring a smile to my face like it did today!!





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: charmling on April 18, 2008 06:17:54 AM
Reserved!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on April 18, 2008 06:29:07 AM
Here's Gus getting ready to leave for Arizona.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=125951)

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BABY SMILEY'S BLOG: babysmileyinct.blogspot.com (http://babysmileyinct.blogspot.com)
Blog update: 26/05/2008

APRIL 21st
Baby Smiley arrived this afternoon. Everyone was very excited to meet him (although the kids I look after had been expecting an actual baby...oops)

Here he is breathing in some fresh Connecticut air (totally counts even if he's indoors). He hadn't eaten all his snacks from the trip so shared them with me.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126705)

I especially love that his smile didn't even faulter when he saw what a mess my bedroom was. Ckchan I PROMISE to get it cleaned up. I would never let him live in such a mess.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126706)

And now he's watching 'The Office' while I clean up.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126707)

APRIL 22nd
Baby Smiley went on a car ride today to the Beardsley Zoo.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127029)

APRIL 23rd
I don't mean to keep posting every day but this story needed to be shared.

I work with a 5 year old autistic boy who hasn't taken much notice of Baby Smiley up until now. Today though he brought Baby Smiley over to our large umbrella, placed him underneath and then put it up so that our LV wouldn't get sunburnt. My heart melted.
THANKS Baby Smiley for making my day!!

APRIL 28th
Baby Smiley has decided that being a nanny isn't too bad. Especially when you get to play with playdough!! But I think he might be feeling a little lonely, he made himself a little friend...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=128660)

MAY 3rd
Baby Smiley in Times Square
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=130341)


MAY 11th
We didn't do a whole lot this week. Baby Smiley was helping me book my holiday to Canada - it made him a little sad since he wouldn't be joining me because he'll be back in Arizona.

But.... today he got to watch me go SKY-DIVING!! We both had a fantastic day. He really wanted to do it too, but unfortunately they wouldn't let him because he wasn't 18 years old. He was great though, taking photos and cheering me on :)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=132788)


MAY 26th
This weekend we went on a celebrity stalking roadtrip with my friend. The goal of our trip was to meet Bam Margera from Viva La Bam. http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/7/33767-large.jpg (http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/7/33767-large.jpg)
We travelled to 6 states (CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, PA) and had a lot of fun. Sadly, we never did meet Bam.

Here Baby Smiley is on the sky ride at Seaside Heights in New Jersey.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=137067)

JUNE 20
It's been AGES since I updated! Almost a month! We've had a busy few weeks - no more exciting trips, but we went to our local carnival and have cleaned my bedroom 3 times in preperation for my sisters arrival.

We are going to JFK today to pick her up. Smiley and I made her a poster. She is a huge Buffy fan and once mentioned that she wanted someone to be at the airport wating for her with this exact poster - sure it says "Farewell Giles" - and even though she's arriving not leaving, and her name is not Giles I figured that she'd like it anyway.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=145067)

JULY 7
Baby Smiley is headed home. We'll all miss him!!

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JULY 9 - GUS ARRIVED TODAY!

He brought back so many lovely things with him!



A suitcase (with a new crocheted blanket and pillow inside), a colouring book for the kids I look after, a miniature greenhouse, postcards (Texas, Dallas and Arizona), an awesome scrapbook, a photo cd, an cute Arizona magnet, chopsticks - he learnt to use them, amusing souvenirs from a bar and grill, USA lanyard, a tucson photo book - GORGEOUS!! and best of all an ADORABLE crochet cactus plant!!



Here are some of my fav scrapbook pages (please excuse my bad photography):

So cute!



He has done more exercise (and seen more movies) than I have all year.


A dog named Chandler! I love it!!


London Bridge in Arizona!! Who knew??



A giant safety pin!!


Thanks for such a fun swap Carmen. I'm so jealous that Gus has visited all these places that I desperately want to see. He had a great time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on April 18, 2008 06:30:51 AM
Antoinette was waiting for me in a big yellow box when I got home from work today!


Opening the box (with the classic high altitude super puffed packing bubbles

Here is Antoinette with all the goodies she brought back from Germany!

There is a tote bag from Frankfurt, some special wool from a German sheep breed, a cd full of pictures and a digital photo album, a paper album, some postcards, and a super fantastic book of German baking recipes! Wow!

The cookbook is marked with LizzieMcGuires favorite recipes with special instructions - Antoinette is pointing out a recipe that she learned how to cook :)


Here is a sample page from the paper album, showing Antoinette visiting a headbanger concert!


Here are links to some pages from the digital photo album:
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page33.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page33.jpg)
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page47.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page47.jpg)
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page52.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page52.jpg)
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page61.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page61.jpg)
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page69.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page69.jpg)
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page71.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/page71.jpg)

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Johann arrived today after a long trip! He immediately went outside to see the flowers:
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv81.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv81.jpg)

Then he was tired, so I gave him some ice cream and sent him to take a nap. Later on he is going to help me make dal patties for dinner. He brought me some treats of german candies and little pendants! He is also well prepared for his trip with a rucksack full of guidebooks, knitting needles, and his passport.

Last weekend, Johann helped dye some wool!
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8e.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8e.jpg)

Today he came with me to work. We went into the roof observatory to get a good view
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8k.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8k.jpg)

but he thought the most exciting thing was this big ball of string
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8n.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8n.jpg)

I snuck Johann into my dim sum class on Tuesday. Here he is helping to make potstickers:
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8r.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8r.jpg)

Today we walked home from work and saw Bear Creek, but Johann was the only bear there.
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8x.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8x.jpg)

I think I have figured out how to make a map of Johann's travels. Hopefully I can just update the map and the embedded map will update too. Ah, I see that the format does not work on this forum, but it does work in Johann's blog...here is a link anyway.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=100289438683849731506.00044c5fdc72db6c142b5&t=p&z=9 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=100289438683849731506.00044c5fdc72db6c142b5&t=p&z=9)

On Saturday Johann helped pick rhubarb in the garden
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8aaa.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8aaa.jpg)

then he made a rhubarb crisp
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8ii.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8ii.jpg)

Today he went to Denver
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8pp.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8pp.jpg)

and had a lot of dim sum
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8uu.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8uu.jpg)

then he went back to Boulder
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8xx.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8xx.jpg)

and had tea at the tea house
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8yy.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8yy.jpg)

Visiting backstage on opening night last week!
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8al.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8al.jpg)

This week we are in Miami
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8aw.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8aw.jpg)

Lots of palm (and palmetto) trees
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8at.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8at.jpg)

Jumping on the hotel bed
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8an.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8an.jpg)

Johann went to the Boulder Creek Festival today! It was cold and raining but he stuck it out to the duck race.

Watching a mexican dance group
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8bj.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8bj.jpg)

At the rubber duck race on the creek!
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8bk.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8bk.jpg)


Afterwards he had some hot tea:
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8bn.jpg (http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/lv8bn.jpg)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Sera unravled on April 18, 2008 06:34:29 AM
I got Kiki today.  She was very excited to get out of her envelope.  After she got out she wanted to zoom around.  She wanted to zoom around in style but all I had at the moment was one of My fiance's little monster trucks.




After zooming around for a while she got hungry.

"Hey Kiki you can't eat that, that's pure sugar."

"There, that's much better.  MMMMM  Pizza."


Here she is Meeting Toby.  They are already best buds.



I've just been informed that Kiki was standing on her head all day. Ooops!


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On Saturday me and my fiance took Kiki to a Casting Crowns concert.  We had lots of fun.

This is my fiance and Kiki during intermission


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Kiki insisted on going to work with me last night.  I told her that she could come along but only if she took a nap.  She agreed.

I told her to stay on her side of the bed, but I guess she wasn't listening, because as soon as I fell asleep she snuggled up right under my chin.


Then it was time to go to work.  She wanted Monsieur Squidy to come with so she wouldn't be lonely.  They decided to stay in my locker so that they could play games.  I thought that that was fine because I figured that they're two responsible stuffies and nothing would happen. 

I was wrong.

Kiki is giving Squidy a peck on the cheek.  I wonder what they were really doing in my locker all night.

When Kiki noticed that I saw the two of them "embracing" she jumped up on the dashboard and pretended nothing happened.  I'm gonna have to keep my eye on those two. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: RaeRaggs on April 18, 2008 06:56:29 AM
Martin "Fretty Fingers" Everybody!!

Since I was sending him out from work, he played the "hold music" while I got his envelope ready.



Fretty is home!  Look at all his goodies!



These are a couple of my favorite pages from his scrapbook...





Thank you Gwenyvar!  You put together an awesome package and scrapbook.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 18, 2008 07:06:41 AM
7/14
Maddie came home! She brought so many souvenirs with her that they took up a large part of my living room floor.
She brought home: scrapbook, bed, blanket, pink bling color, Coke cup, multi-green collar, Dukesfest newspaper insert, Newsletter, CD of photos, Dukesfest flyer, Chinese restaurant placemat, a "Learn to Crochet" notebook with instructions on all the basic stitches, Braves crochet roll and stitch markers that either have beautiful white-on-clear beads or spell out my name, Circus tickets, light up bracelet, kids menu and crayons, scout-made water bottle holder, a lucky pig, Bulldogs shot glass, scout day camp hat, ceramic schoolhouse with Braves earrings inside, multiple baseball programs, handouts, scrapbooking scissors, GA and AL pins, Atlanta, name and Dukes of Hazzard keychains, and more!
Whew!
Here are the photos!
All of the swag Maddie brought home. Next she is going to be demanding her own room to keep it all in!

Scrapbook (beautiful!)

Shotglass and earrings

Opposite side of crochet roll

Today was like Christmas!

4/30
Mel and I have been pretty busy.
Last Saturday (4/26) I graduated from the uni. Mel drove us to the ceremony, took the obligatory family photos but decided that he would rather take a nap in the warm car than sit through the ceremony. He made a wise decision!

I've been working all week which hasn't been the most exciting thing ever either. We've been sending out a lot of letters to our pledgers (I work at the local PBS station) and Mel has been giving a paw here and there.

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Mel Arrived Yesterday (4/25)
I was so excited to get home from work because I knew that he had to be waiting for me. There he was! I had to carefully cut the tape on the box because I knew it's important contents.
Here is Mel!

He came wearing a jersey/vest/shirt declaring where he's from (GA) and with an armband with his name, just in case we party too hard and forget  :P

He also came with Tom, his bear and mini-me, complete with name arm band/bracelet. We're going to have so much fun!

We had to rush off right away to go sign the contract on our new apartment and Mel wanted to help drive. He did well, no crashing or anything.

After hours and hours of cleaning the apartment and setting the kitchen in order, we went to my favorite grocery store (Meijer!) and bought supplies to feed our moving crew on Sunday (parents, little brother and friend)

Today is Graduation day from the uni so we're off to celebrate (and pack up my belongings)
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I need to post one last photo of Maddy before she climbed into her envelope. Thanks to help from the future Mr Sunnydays, the passport and contract turned out lovely.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 18, 2008 07:12:52 AM
Here is Rainy just before she was stuffed into a bubble envelope. 



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I went downstairs to ask the office if they had a package they forgot to tell me about and sure enough, there was Major Grizzly!

After presenting me with wonderful smelling rose scented hostess gifts, he relaxed in the sun


Spoiler was curious about the new guy


Lizard just wanted to know if he was edible (after finding out he wasn't and that he wouldn't be stealing her food either, she lost interest)


*UPDATE*
Major overseeing an armwrestling match at a local mall


Major Grizzly and Red WIngs Bear before coming to work with me


What is the first thing you have to do when entering Magic Kingdom?  Get your pic taken in front of Cinderella's castle, of course! 

Flirting with Minnie (later on he was firting with one a my friends, too)


I'm leaving this one a little bigger because of the story behind it.  I was waiting for Adventureland to openwhen I noticed a couple taking a couple bears out of their pockets and taking pics.  I laughed and told them that I was glad I wasn't the only one doing the same thing today.  They're from England and his mother isn't well enough to travel, so they take pics of the bears.  His sister makes a scrapbook their mother.  We decided that they needed a pic together.

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New pics finally!


I have to confess that the Pluto pic is my fav so far.

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Major Grizzley met Stroller Pal Mickey (who has a pal mickey who has a pal mickey lol)


We went to the flower and garden show @ Epcot and ate in Germany (this pic is larger for the obvious "more cowbell" jokes :D)


After enjoying the beer in Germany, he got a little silly and hid in some flowers outside Italy.


We had some watermelon soda from China

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This is from a couple weeks ago.  I'm useless when it comes to car stuff, so Major G tried to help change my blown out tire.  We ended up calling a towtruck, my spare was flat too! ::)
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Rainy arrived safely last week, but I didn't get the chance to take pics til this morning.

All of her mementos and loot together-  She enjoyed visiting lots of museums and art shows!  Some pop rocks from a candy store that sells candy for a nickel and a little bunny friend.  She also saw Kung-Fu Panda (which I haven't seen, but Rainy tells me it was great)


South Carolina mints, keychain (with sand inside, so neat!) and a shot glass (or as we call it @ WDW it's a 'toothpick holder' lol)


bigfatroses taught Rainy how to crochet! (sorry about the terrible pic)


She also made Rainy a patriotic dress for 4th of July


A really cute scrapbook of Rainy's adventures (my fav pic is the one with bigfatroses' adorable daughter, but I didn't want to post it, these are my other favs)



Thank you bigfatroses for showing Rainy around SC!  Thank you kishcrafts and flowerwitch1 for organizing this great swap!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: violette28 on April 18, 2008 07:27:08 AM
I will be posting most of the updates in his blog in order to keep some of the pictures a secret. :)

Professor Linus has a blog (http://professorlinus.blogspot.com/)!

May 11
Yesterday Linus and I went to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom with my school choir.
We saw a lot of animals and got to see a whale/ dolphin show.

I did get a few strange looks from my school friends when I took Linus out of my bag, but it was worth it to take this photo: 



May 10
This past weekend, Linus and I went to the local gem fair! We had a great time browsing the isles of beads and various gems.


April 29

This weekend Linus and I paid a visit to a local town, Sebastapol. I danced in a parade and we stopped at the best ice cream place I've ever been to on the way home.


More details in his blog (http://professorlinus.blogspot.com/)



April 18
Professor Linus arrived today!


He came with his bio, contract, a pair of glasses and a little backpack!


He was quite hungry when he arrived, so I shared a bowl of homemade soup with him. (Its very good!  ;))


Clearly he was one hungry penguin!


I let him take a nap after that.




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Wildfyre on April 18, 2008 07:38:59 AM
July 14th
Aria is home!









June 21st - 22nd

We went to Shipwreck Beads! I'm not sure if it's true but they claim to have the worlds largest selection of beads  ;D The store is HUGE, it's basicaly a big warehouse. Andie had a blast and picked out some shiny things to bring home for Talyra  :)



Look at the sidewalk!





June 15th

Ack! I'm such a terrible hostess! I haven't posted new pictures in ages!

Today we went to the Northwest's Largest Datsun Show.. actually I heard somewhere it might be the largest Datsun show in the entire US.. but anyway..

It required a 3 hour drive to Canby, Oregon. But it was worth it  ;D

Here Andie is hanging out in the 1st place winner for "Late Model Truck". It's a Datsun NL320 and verrry rare here if anyone cares  ;) And yes, thats the owner posing with her. The wheel is supposed to be off btw.. it's showing off some brakes he fabricated.


Here she is posing with one of my favorite trucks and the trucks owner. It was a runner up this year. It's a Datsun 521
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And lastly, on the way home we spotted 'Mater! From the movie Cars  8)
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May 10th

We woke Andie up early this morning..


We headed toward Eatonville, WA and went to Northwest Trek ..
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We saw lots of wildlife...
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Including two bobcats arguing  ;)

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We heard the wolves and coyotes..
(http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj163/sixtwenty4x4/?action=view&current=05102008124.flv)

And then we saw the wolves :)
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I'll post more tomorrow.. :)


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April 27th

We mostly just cleaned up around the house this weekend. A lot of the projects were too messy for Andie to help with. But she did get to ride in the truck while we pruned trees and help my boyfriend spot all the limbs that needed picking up.  ;D

[ (http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj163/sixtwenty4x4/andie.jpg)

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Andie arrived last night!

Her box was a bit battered-
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Andie was already meeting the locals -
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Our cats Penny and Peaches were obsessed with sniffing her feet for some reason  ???

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Ok, a picture of Aria before I finished her clothes and gave her a haircut.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj163/sixtwenty4x4/8884c13e.jpg)

I didn't get any pictures of her right before she left though :-( Hopefully she's almost there and Talyra can post pictures once she's arrived :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 18, 2008 07:44:14 AM
Count Cucumber all packed up with his hostess gifts and ready to go!! I will miss him!
He even got DIY ho a bunch of flowers, such a gent!  ;D




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24th April

Mango has arrived!! With lovely hostess presents!!


We are happy to have met!!!


Mango couldnt resist having a go on my crutches!!   ;D


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25th April (my b-day!!)

We went out for Chinese buffet, Mango ate loads!!


Then we visited my Mum in hospital, we washed our hands!


Then we kicked Mum out of bed to have a nap!


THE COUNT IS HOME!!!!!!

First of all the awsome package, missing 2 tins of Altoids (BF took a liking to them!!)
Also DIY HO made him a new 'disco' cape, how cool is that?!!


DIY HO fave pic of the count, he does look cute!!  ;)


This is my fave pic of the count, i think he looks really happy (woah! did i just enter nutter-ville??!!)  :D


The count chillin in the shade!


Ok......truth time, you see she made CC a lovely scarf and well, i kinds took a liking to it so now its my bracelet, its cool though!!!  ;D


I feel totally spoiled DIY HO, thank you so much, you were an awsome partner and took really really good care of my little guy! big hug! xxx


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: curlygirl75 on April 18, 2008 08:35:19 AM
June 20
Sheena and I have been having a lot of fun, but two of my bags went missing at quilt camp! One of them contained the connector cord to my digital camera, so downloading photos has been a challenge.

Sheena is looking forward to going home soon though. I think she's getting a little homesick.




Sheena arrived this week! She was unlucky because I've been feeling crappy, so thus far we've been watching lots of movies and lame stuff on television. I offered to take her to work on Friday, but after my alarm clock went off at 6, she hid under the blanket and said she wanted to sleep in! She promised she'd be in better spirits for work next week.

When she arrived, she brought tons of fun stuff for me! She was definitely welcome. Kishcrafts sent some awesome charms, jewelry and candy. I've been enjoying it all! Here are some pictures.




She was excited to meet some of the family. First, she had to meet Emily, self-proclaimed princess of the jungle. Emily was very jealous of Sheena's pierced ears!


Then she met Martha, who was excited to learn about Sheena's life.


Sheena was a bit nervous about Ally.


But she realized he was a big softy after all.


May 17

Sheena's been having lots of fun! Here are a few pictures from the last week or so.

Before a day at work, we had to get breakfast.


Then we got down to business. Sheena was excited to try her hand (paw?) at writing a news release.


With the weather so nice, we went on a campus tour. Here's the engineering fountain.


Sheena told me she was a sports fan, so here she is at Mackey Arena.


She didn't realize that 22 astronauts attended Purdue, including Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. Here, she gets friendly with him.


And then checks out what his footprints were like.


She was excited to see a real moon rock.


But the highlight from last week was definitely during an office supply fair. Who would've guessed that Elvis liked to hang out with Post-Its and highlighters?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JennyBear on April 18, 2008 08:44:30 AM
Mojen's Trevor in L.A.
Trevor's Blog (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com)

Slash! (kinda)

Power Rangers

On our way to work. Sometimes I forget to take the time to appreciate the beautiful views I have on my way to work.


Trevor had to come to work with me today. (Amazing view eh?)


Amigito is on his way to Mojen in London!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=125577)
It's probably not all the noticeable (i hope) but when I was making the bag it was really late at night and I forgot to check which way I was sewing on the embroidered side. I sewed it on upside down..the flowers were supposed to end up in the lower right-hand corner. Doh!


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Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JadedJenn on April 18, 2008 08:55:16 AM
Crash and Rhaegal have become quite good friends. Crash wants to go on a trip too!

Here is a picture of Rhaegal all ready to go (after I convinced Crash the box is too small for him!).









Naga is all packed and ready to go home!

Rhaegal is home from North Carolina!



He brought with him; A new hat for himself and a scarf for me, some very pretty seashells, a crocheted seashell (very awesome!), stickers, a tourist guide, a comic book by Dragonslair's favorite author/artist, a letterboxing stamp, some very cool travel fabric, and a sample of plarn (yarn made from a plastic bag!).




And of course he brought back a very lovely scrapbook!





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: BonBabbu on April 18, 2008 10:02:29 AM
Knot is having a great time! Today we got to see the birth of two lovely kittens, sadly one didn't make it but we're sure that the 2nd one will grow up to be a strong and beautiful kitty!

- Finally some pics of knut  :)
Me and my Boyfriend had to make little treats for the kids at his work and guess who was a great help? Knut was so sweet to help us!


Because he had been so nice to us he got a little treat :D
You can see him between all the candy bags, it was hard to stay off of them ;)


Last weekend we went to something that was very familiar for Knut but I won't tell what was yet :D We might visit it again for a souvenir and we don't want the souvenir to be spoiled ;)

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Estrella got home!
She told me that she had a wonderful time in Sweden, with moawk and that she saw some amazing things!
She brought a lot of lovely goodies with her!

I'll start by showing a pic off the whole package:

You can see the lovely scrapbook , Estrella and her two new friends, Funny shrek ears ( How did you know I like shrek? :D), A recipe for swedish pancakes that I really have to try out!, funny candles of different sorts of fruit, yummie candy, brochures, old advertisements (yay! :D), fossils they found, a handmade keychain and a beautiful drawing that moawk made.

Here's a close up of the drawing:

Sadly the photo doesn't show the details and colours very well

Next: a pic of Estrella with her two new friends, 1st: Estrella 2nd: A gift that moawk got at her graduation, he's wearing a typical swedish graduation hat!, 3th: A doll that moawk made, she's wearing a typical swedish dress, it's beautiful!



A close up of the keychain, fossils, candles and the recipe for the pancakes!

Can't wait to try the recipe out!

Some details of the scrapbook:
It's made very beautiful and it's full of pictures and info about the places they visited and the things they've done. They even had a weird car problem where there was hanging something out of the car that looked like hair, Weird ;D





Thanks you for the exciting swap moawk! I hope Knut will arrive very soon too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: RoaneFaery on April 18, 2008 10:41:21 AM
Alistar is home!

thanate made him a robe to go along with his towel.  He is a galatic traveler after all and one must always know where one's towel is.  He's so cute in it!


And he came back with a scarf and a jester's hat from a Renaissance fair.


Here he is showing off his scrapbook/journal.  All of thanate's dolls got together to put it together for him.



And the rest of the goodies he came back with.. postcards, amber candy (with a real bug in it), soup mixes from Amish country, an Alistar sized pack of cards, and honey sticks from the sheep festival.


It looks like Alistar had a great time!

Thanks thanate!  This was a lot of fun!


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Alistar is getting excited..

Here is a pic from before he left:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126320)


And Rincewind has arrived.

He did remember the wedding gift which was very kind and thoughtful of him. (And a bit unlike him really. I'm a bit worried about opening it.  But the wedding isn't until May)


Very soon after arriving he briefly met one of the local creatures before fleeing and attempting to find a good hiding space.  Once I find him again I'll get a good picture of him in safety.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126753)

Poor Rincewind.. once again off on a grand adventure.

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Here is Rincewind getting into some dangerous literature.  As much as you might try to keep him safe he always seems to find danger.  Good thing he can run so fast.

He did wonder why I had a history book about his trip into Space. He was glad to see they spelled Wizzard correctly on his helmet however.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=129358)

Here is is meeting a local.  He was friendly enough but he never did quite know what to talk to girls about.  He is always much happier at the University.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=129360)

Who knew Rincewind was so strong or could jump so high?  Must be all that running away from things.
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After being dragged around and meeting the local creatures Rincewind was happy to find someplace high and safe to hang out like he used to back home.  He even made a friend.  He kept saying he reminded him of someone.
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Rincewind and I both survived the wedding and the weird heat wave we had.



And he brought the most amazing wedding gift!  A beautifully embroidered tea towel from the city he comes from - Anhk-Morpork.



We also went to the zoo the other day but I ran out of batteries half way through.  We'll have to go back again.  Here is Rincewind with the elephants.  He seemed unimpressed mumbling something about them being so small...



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: thunderchild on April 18, 2008 11:39:02 AM
Here is Hughey ready in his sleeping bag!



Tad has now arrived!!!

He seems to have found Nemo!

And with my son Ben


He is all packed again to go with us on our holiday to Butlins in Skegness!

Hughey was posted out on Friday, so should be there soon xxx

Well we are back from our holiday in Skegness. tad had a great time and really enjoyed himself. I do not want to post the photos tho as I don't want to spoil them for Tad's mommy!!!!

Update:
Well this weekend we went to the local waterpark. We fed the geese, well Tad sat on the bench whilst ben fed the geese behind him. We were a bit worried that the geese would bite him so he sat out of the way. Then we went to the mini train station, they were having a mini steam rally. We took plenty of photos of the engines and Tad to to sit  in the driving seat of the mini steam train. A good day was had by all!

Update:
We went to the Space Centre, not exactly NASA but it was good. Tad became the first penguin on the moon!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 18, 2008 11:56:32 AM
July 15, 2008 - Machida is Home

In the Box
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=153372)

Packed In


The Goodies


As requested here are some scrapbook pictures-prepare to be jealous of Machida's adventures.







July 7, 2008 - Goodbye Mawson

Well, Mawson is on his way home now. It was really hard to see him go. We had a little going-away party for him though.


We also enjoyed some fireworks, but I didn't get any good pictures. I got some video, but I haven't put that up on the computer yet.

I hope that Mawson has a safe journey home. I'm going to miss him!

Super Mini Gallery - Just click for a bigger photo

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(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=139017) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=139019) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=139018) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=141249) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=141252) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=141250)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=141251) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=141253) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=141254) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=141255) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=141256) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=141257)


Mawson Comes to Missouri-Blog (http://mawsoninmo.blogspot.com/) (Huff should not read if she wants to be surprised)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: catpants on April 18, 2008 12:01:31 PM
finally got my camera, have been testing it out all evening :)  here's a photo of ellie hanging out with The Bun:




ellie's been a little bored lately just hanging out at home with the cats and rabbit, but i keep reminding her that we leave for california on thursday!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on April 18, 2008 01:56:55 PM
23/07/08: Andie arrived home today! She bounded out of the box to tell me about her trip, all full of excitement and dying to show off everything she'd brought back with her!

Scrapbook pages! Wildfyre's scrapbooking skills truly put mine to shame, this was a beautiful bit of work with so much thought put into it.

I'd never have thought of this, for example - the backing paper on this page about offroading is textured to look like mud!


These shots made me want to visit Washington myself. So beautiful. Wish the colours of the second page had come out better in this pic, they're goorgeous.


All the souvenirs together! You can't quite see everything, buried in the pile of maps and pamphlets is a "licence plate" sticker and a cuuuute otter fridge magnet. There are yummy beads from Shipwreck (see later) and a squished penny on the right (I love squished pennies!) and a pretty T-shirt from Mt Rainer on the left. Andie is sitting on the scrapbook and the other books are a collection of weird history, legends and sights from Washington and sparkly porn the catalogue from Shipwreck Beads, possibly the world's biggest bead shop. And at the back is this beauty...


I think the other stuffies found him a bit intimidating at first, he's so beautiful. So well-made, so detailed, such gorgeous fabrics, and shiny to boot! He hasn't told me his name yet, but I think it's going to have to be something impressive-sounding. I've had difficulty doing him justice in my photos but I might have another go...

Annd some photos that didn't make it into the scrapbook. There were loads of 'em, these were just a few I picked out!

Thanks for everything, Wildfyre, you've been such a great host to Andie and such an ace swap partner!
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27/05/08: Tiverton
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24/05/08: Eurovision!
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17/05/08-19/05/08: Wales!
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14/05/08: Paignton Zoo
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13/05/08: Exeter town centre
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12/05/08: Sending off Arnold, the football-headed dog:
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08/05/08: Exeter Riverfront!
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02/05/08: Long day out in Torquay!
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29/04/08: Aria arrives!

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Andie leaves:
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Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: craftgirl_sampson on April 19, 2008 10:37:08 AM
OK so i've been having problems with photobucket, so i thought I make aroha her own website.

http://arohameetstheworld.piczo.com/?cr=6


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on April 20, 2008 07:33:42 AM
Ok...here's Fretty...

The day he arrived...it was so hot...but he wanted to take pictures on my banister before diving...and I mean diving in.



and yes...he did play in the pool with my kids.







Towling off



Meeting new friends...sock monkey and bun bun



The first of his many drinking photos...he started the week with a Mississippi Mud Black and Tan...who would have thought this guy could drink me under the table.



and a note from Fretty to his RaeRaggs...Happy MUDDER's DAY...





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: dragonslair on April 20, 2008 10:43:11 AM
Naga all ready to ship out.
(http://www.dropshots.com/)

4-22-2008

Rheagal Arrived Today!!!

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

4-23-2008

Rheagal meets the resident Dragon
(please excuse Kate's messy bed/lair and our 18 month old Hatchling hiding in the corner of the picture.)

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

RHAEGAL HAS HIS OWN BLOG !!!!!  http://rhaegalsnorthcarolinaadventure.blogspot.com/

4-25-08

We found out that Naga arrived at JadedJenn's with a box full of tea and cocoa just in time for a cold snap.

Rhaegal spent the day hanging out with Katie age 4 today!!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=127921)


NAGA IS HOME .... AND SHE PIERCED HIS TAIL!!!!!  (BY THE WAY THAT IS SO COOL)

A box of chocolates from Abdallah Candies
Star Crayons Naga helped make
A jar of tea from her favorite restaurant
Minnesota coloring book
STICKERS!!
A pin from the star wars exhibit (he had a pic taken with R2D2  the kids loved it)
A loon snow globe
Wiccan Sticker
A pink pony (she claims because she is evil)
Postcards
pictures
scrapbook





Sorry for the bad pics but the ex stole my cam from my desk.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Oops Creations on April 21, 2008 04:26:11 PM
Oh noes I was the last to reserve a spot-- probably because I'm already off gallivanting around town with my little poppet visiting Family in DC. We've been to the National Zoo and hung out with Nixon in the National Portrait Gallery-- will post pics soon

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Here's a cute little picture of Clara with the Passover Matzo-- she found the  afikoman  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afikoman[/url)  at the Passover seder.  She would much prefer her matzo with CHEESE.


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Look what we finally purchased over the weekend.  Clara really took to the Wii Bowling.


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Duck attack-- Clara got a little too close to the famous "Make Way for Ducklings" statue in the Boston public gardens.  Later the Duck made nice and she posed on it's back.  Still a little frightening for her.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on April 22, 2008 05:29:33 AM
Alright, the first to post some chit chat!  It's too hard to comment on everyone's pics, so I'll just say they all look great!!  Here's a few that stick out in my mind ~

tracey87 - Tad's sweater is so adorable!!!

bigfatroses - great series of pics of rainy!  my friend does warhammer too, and even though it's been explained to me, i still don't quite get it!  ;)  so tell rainy if she doesn't get it either not to feel bad!!

ckchan - i loved your pics of gus, and it is SO awesome that your cat's name is boba (i assume after fett?)

violette28 - that soup does look good!  can't blame P/L for eating every drop!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 22, 2008 07:57:06 AM
BigFatRoses-  I love the pics of Rainy!  I know she's excited about the Celtic Festival (now I'm wishing I had squeezed myself in the box too :D)

**runs off the yell at the office because Major Grizzly was supposed to be delivered yesterday**


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on April 22, 2008 09:04:29 AM
Alright, the first to post some chit chat!  It's too hard to comment on everyone's pics, so I'll just say they all look great!!  Here's a few that stick out in my mind ~

tracey87 - Tad's sweater is so adorable!!!

bigfatroses - great series of pics of rainy!  my friend does warhammer too, and even though it's been explained to me, i still don't quite get it!  ;)  so tell rainy if she doesn't get it either not to feel bad!!

ckchan - i loved your pics of gus, and it is SO awesome that your cat's name is boba (i assume after fett?)

violette28 - that soup does look good!  can't blame P/L for eating every drop!

Actually it's not from boba fett.  I was really into bubble tea at the time I got him.  If you don't know what it is, it's actually drinks with black tapioca balls in it.  It sounds weird, but I really enjoyed them.  I was first introduced to them as bobas.  That's where his name came from. He's a black ball!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on April 22, 2008 09:20:42 AM
awww, well that's still really cute!  ;)

Edit:  Loops - thanks for posting pics of Miss B's arrival!!!  I'm sure she enjoyed her ride, and I'm not surprised that she was shy around the boys (she's quite the little puritan!)  That's so crazy that you have the see/hear/speak no evil monkeys!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on April 22, 2008 11:57:31 AM
BigFatRoses-  I love the pics of Rainy!  I know she's excited about the Celtic Festival (now I'm wishing I had squeezed myself in the box too :D)

**runs off the yell at the office because Major Grizzly was supposed to be delivered yesterday**

There's still time overnight yourself!  LOL!

Oh, if the Major gets hot, his ACU jacket comes off!  I told him that his hairy chest and back might be a turnoff to potential love interests, but he insists that the ladies love it!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: tracey87 on April 22, 2008 01:29:42 PM
Thank you bethiej78!  I didn't make it actually it came on a stuffed bear my aunt gave me but Tad stole it for himself.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on April 22, 2008 05:09:56 PM
Baby Smiley and I are having a great time seeing as each LV arrives at his/her new home.

Ckchan - thanks for looking after Gus! and for getting him to eat his VEGETABLES!!

Tracey87- Tad looked so adorable with his luggage. And was that a fishing pole he was carrying??



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on April 22, 2008 10:36:49 PM
Machida arrived in Australia today!  He's got some pics up on page 1.  I get the feeling that this swap is going to bring some long awaited silliness back into my life!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: tracey87 on April 23, 2008 11:08:06 AM
beckashell- Yes it is! I went to the dollar store hoping to find one and it was actually one of the first things I saw when I walked in!  Tad likes to practice his fishing while I'm away at school during the day.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 23, 2008 11:29:36 AM
Machida arrived in Australia today!  He's got some pics up on page 1.  I get the feeling that this swap is going to bring some long awaited silliness back into my life!
Oh my gosh-he looks so happy already! You should hear me squealing with delight at each picture. I hope those grow animals work-I always liked those things-I was worried about the little plant after I read that you can't send dirt through the mail-whoops. But I did check to make sure that marigolds grew in Australia. I just can't wait for Mawson to get here-my head is bursting with ideas!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on April 23, 2008 05:38:34 PM
FruityLoops: that picture of Beatrix doing the gardening is adorable!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 23, 2008 05:40:15 PM
All the LVs look so cute! :D I'm so glad that people haven't posted too may cool "on the go" pictures, I feel like a slacker... or some sort of loner. Though I'm not alone, because I have Hammy... and my boyfriend (but Hammy's first!).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on April 23, 2008 06:22:22 PM
beckashell I am so happy that baby smiley is bringing joy to your life.  It melts my heart to with your story.  :)  I'm going to put some pictures up now of gus, sorry if they are a bit bad quality. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: BonBabbu on April 24, 2008 02:30:18 AM
Knot has arrived on monday :D I won't be able to do much with him this week because I have exams but I'm going to make up for it next week when we have a long weekend ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 24, 2008 06:31:41 AM
Tomorrow, we are going to the Golden Corral for a Hail and Farewell ceremony for some guys in my DH's unit- Rainy feels a little apprehensive about the outing since she'll be meeting lots of new people all at once.  I think that she'll feel much better when I help her get a nice big plate of fresh veggies!!   ;D

I'm sure she'll have a blast!  (Hubby and I love to go there too,  the Major will be going there for my b-day too  lol)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on April 24, 2008 09:12:16 AM
Fretty has already jumped into my family when he arrived on Tuesday.  I'll be posting the pictures tonight hopefully.

In two weeks, he's going to Destin, FL with me while I'm on a business trip, he'll be soaking up the rays on the beach...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on April 24, 2008 10:35:01 AM
FruityLoops: that picture of Beatrix doing the gardening is adorable!!

T he he I know isn't it, she was really enjoying herself but said she didn't like the prospect of getting her paws dirty!  I've some more really cute shots of her in my greenhouse but didn't want to hog the gallery, t he he, I don't do MySpace but I might set up a public photo gallery for Beatrix on my Facebook :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on April 24, 2008 10:40:00 AM
I love the picture of Guster at the bar, Rira.  Hee!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on April 24, 2008 11:30:12 AM
I finally uploaded some pics of Sheena before she left for Blossom's house. :)

My comments on the pics that have been posted:

Machida- you seem to be fitting in nicely with your host family.

Beatrix- way to help out with the gardening and I think you may have put some good luck charm on those bowling balls. Wanna come and help me in my bwoling league? LOL

Little chihuahua (canno remember your name)- good to see you know your way around the postal office. ;)

Rainy- you have good taste in music!

Gus- you look like a pro cooking that mac & cheese. and glad to see you know that buckling up is neccessary. Safety first!

Hammy- I am surprised you didn't bust out of that box after hoarding all that candy!

Baby Smiley-glad to see you are having a happy infuence on your family

Tad- you look so cute in your sweater. Don't worry I always have a jacket or sweater with me even when it is warm out.

Galvin- love bites? is that really neccessary? :P

Guster- can we please slow down at the bar? I know rira is a bad influence but don't succumb to peer pressure! HA!

miri- I love that blanket! I must know where you got it! heehee

Rincewind- that was very thoughtful of you to pack that wedding gift

Rheagal- FIRE hot tamlaes!!! My kind of dragon!

Mango- Love your travel accomodations! Stripes YAY! And you look very happy to be with your host mommy! Take good care of my Co organizer would ya :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: rira on April 24, 2008 11:50:18 AM
hahahaha. no fears, guster isnt becoming a drunkard. I told him he was due a crazy night after his time stuck in the envelope in the postdudes car. He's returned to a normal diet, for now  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on April 24, 2008 12:38:29 PM
yeah for now.... the weekend is only a day away LOL


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on April 24, 2008 01:35:08 PM
FruityLoops: that picture of Beatrix doing the gardening is adorable!!

T he he I know isn't it, she was really enjoying herself but said she didn't like the prospect of getting her paws dirty!  I've some more really cute shots of her in my greenhouse but didn't want to hog the gallery, t he he, I don't do MySpace but I might set up a public photo gallery for Beatrix on my Facebook :D

Aww!!!  These new pics are great, and I love her facebook album!  I especially like her hanging out watching bowling, and staring into the "greenhouse zoo!"  You're great at posing her, considering that she's not a posable gal!  Thanks so much - these pics are GRRRREAT!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on April 24, 2008 01:42:47 PM
I LOVE Sheena!! ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on April 24, 2008 01:44:33 PM
I LOVE Sheena!! ;D

Thanks! She is going to be picked up by curlygirl75 tonight after work. I bet she is ready to par-tay after being in that box for 4 days. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on April 24, 2008 03:45:50 PM
Aww!!!  These new pics are great, and I love her facebook album!  I especially like her hanging out watching bowling, and staring into the "greenhouse zoo!"  You're great at posing her, considering that she's not a posable gal!  Thanks so much - these pics are GRRRREAT!

T he he, glad you like all the pics so far :D  She was very good as a bowling mascot and we sorely needed the points!  If she keeps up the trend then perhaps Kishcrafts will have to request Beatrix in the next LV swap to help with her bowling league too ;)  She was going to come to work with me today but I was off sick so she's snuggled with me a bit instead, we'll both be off to the office tomorrow though, I have warned her that it's very very boring but she insisted on coming!

I think we may have a BBQ at the weekend as they're forecasting high temps for this time of year, and next weekend we may be taking her on a steam train trip into the Cotswolds if the weather stays fine!  I hope she likes ale as they sell a very nice one on the train called Rail Ale :D

Keeping my fingers xed that Super Monkey arrives tomorrow since the 5 working days will be up then which was estimated delivery time  8)  I'm very excited to see what he's going to get up to, and I hope he doesn't terrorise you too much after the long journey!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Sera unravled on April 24, 2008 04:01:28 PM
I got Kiki today pics on page three.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kjlutz on April 25, 2008 02:56:15 PM
All the pictures look great so far. 
I'm still very impatiently waiting for gina to arrive (sometimes I think walking is faster than the mail system...) oh well.
I'm glad all the LVs are having fun on their trips, and I can't wait to join all the posting fun. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: DIY ho on April 25, 2008 05:14:44 PM
Count Cucumber arrived! I posted a couple pics in his gallery. The link is in my signature. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 25, 2008 06:09:06 PM
Yay! Mawson is finally here-I've added a few pics on page 4 (or click the link in my sig). He was so happy to get out of that package-he spent a long time in transit. I can't wait to show him around. First thing tomorrow (well, not first thing b/c I don't get off work until about 2:30am), we are going for a ride in my new car! (: I have a bunch of things planned, so I hope I get to do them all.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on April 25, 2008 08:59:21 PM
Yay!  I'm so gad he got there safely! What a bunch of welcoming animals too!  New car too, lots of fun!  I can't believe he's got himself a blog already!  It's going to be hard not to look.  I'm tossing up between a blog and a facebook for Machida, we'll see how I go, I'm a bit of a computer spaz.

DIY ho - it looks like the Count and Jem are getting friendly! 

Everyone's LVs are so different, I love it!  And is it just me being nosey, or is it cool to have a little peek into people's lives all over the world?

Machida and I wandered around town for a couple of hours this morning, saw a few local sights, lots of fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on April 26, 2008 05:14:47 AM
nope!  it's not just you, huff!  it's totally fun to see what other people's lives are like!!

guess who arrived last night ? ? ? ? ?
 
SUPER MONKEY!!!!

working on posting some pics in my mini-gallery now!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on April 26, 2008 05:25:33 AM
I'm pleased Andie is getting on with the locals :D I don't know why they'd be so interested in her feet, she usually goes barefoot so it's not like they smell ;) and we don't have any pets that she could smell of... how weird!

Everyone's LVs are so different, I love it!  And is it just me being nosey, or is it cool to have a little peek into people's lives all over the world?

No, it's not just you. I think it's one of the things that makes this swap so fascinating. (And is anyone else a bit concerned that they are going to seem boring in comparison to everyone else?)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on April 26, 2008 05:40:03 AM
No, it's not just you. I think it's one of the things that makes this swap so fascinating. (And is anyone else a bit concerned that they are going to seem boring in comparison to everyone else?)

Oh me completely!  I live alone and work long hours.  I hope that my other stuffy friends will keep SM busy on the days when he doesn't come to work!  And I will try to take him places as often as I can so that we are not always sitting at home just the 2 of us!


EDIT:  In other news, Super Monkey now has a blog!!  See my signature for the link!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on April 26, 2008 05:46:21 AM
Everyone's LVs are so different, I love it!  And is it just me being nosey, or is it cool to have a little peek into people's lives all over the world?

No, it's not just you. I think it's one of the things that makes this swap so fascinating. (And is anyone else a bit concerned that they are going to seem boring in comparison to everyone else?)

Nope, not just you!  I've been very aware that I'll have to make an extra effort, I don't work, so spend most of my week at home "home making", so I'm effectively on holiday for the next couple of weeks so we can go places!  And, although I live with 3 other people, 2 of them think I'm a little unhinged for doing this  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on April 26, 2008 07:15:55 AM
Nope, not just you!  I've been very aware that I'll have to make an extra effort, I don't work, so spend most of my week at home "home making", so I'm effectively on holiday for the next couple of weeks so we can go places!  And, although I live with 3 other people, 2 of them think I'm a little unhinged for doing this  ;)

I think my funniest moment so far was when my boss yesterday asked what the blue thing on my desk was, we work in quite a small office (the main office is across the border in Wales, our office just contains me, Mr Loops and one of the directors) and he'd obviously been wondering all morning!  I imagine he already thought I was a bit odd, but now he's no doubt sure that I'm insane :)  But that's fine, I enjoy being insane, sanity is much overrated.  Incidentally I apologised to Beatrix on his behalf for being called a blue thing!

guess who arrived last night ? ? ? ? ?
SUPER MONKEY!!!!

I'm sooooo relieved, last night I started to panic that he might have got lost or kidnapped in transit, pheeeeew!  And how super (<- t he he) are the photos :D  He looks sooooo cute in that first piccie in the box, snuggling in his sleeping bag, it looks like he had a relatively comfortable journey thankfully.

Super (ack I've done it again!) job getting him down from the light fitting, I'm glad at least he flew up there rather than kicking first, lol.  Nice job putting him to work already too, he comes in quite handy with DIY, especially since Mr Loops likes to put jobs off (we have a magnetic knife rack I bought him for his bday over a year ago, and it's still not been put up!!) ;)

Speaking of which, I just asked Mr Loops if he had a message for Super Monkey or anything now that he's arrived, and he said he was sure Super Monkey was reading his mind from New Jersey as he could feel a tingle at the back of his brain!!!  Ack, I didn't even know he could do that!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: DIY ho on April 26, 2008 09:40:01 AM
 :D  Super Monkey is awesome. I'm glad no one got hurt when he jumped out of the box!


FlowerWitch--Mr. ho says to tell Mango to have a good vacation, we love him, and will see him when he gets back. ;)
(He also said I was trying to get him involved in 'my world.' ;D)

Also, I'm in the same boat as Mojen. I'm between jobs right now, so I'm, uh... a homemaker? No, that's not right... I'm a home crafter! :P  I'm just making an extra effort to take fun pics of CC, and planning special outings.

Huff--I think Jem is making some moves on CC. Have you seen how short her skirt is? She's not exactly shy--I think it's partly his accent! And she keeps flashing her earrings at him. ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 26, 2008 09:48:48 AM
Yay!  I'm so gad he got there safely! What a bunch of welcoming animals too!  New car too, lots of fun!  I can't believe he's got himself a blog already!  It's going to be hard not to look.  I'm tossing up between a blog and a facebook for Machida, we'll see how I go, I'm a bit of a computer spaz.

DIY ho - it looks like the Count and Jem are getting friendly! 

Everyone's LVs are so different, I love it!  And is it just me being nosey, or is it cool to have a little peek into people's lives all over the world?

Machida and I wandered around town for a couple of hours this morning, saw a few local sights, lots of fun!
Well, riding in my car might not be much fun because it's a manual and I'm not totally comfortable driving it yet! (Lots of yelling involved  :-[) Machida has a MySpace page-if you want I could PM you the login and password and you could update it-or whatever you choose. Machida is a ham, so he will love seeing his face plastered anywhere!  ;D

I feel nosey too-but I really like looking into the lives of everyone. I haven't traveled a whole lot, so this is a lot of fun for me to see all these places.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on April 26, 2008 11:51:58 AM
Blossom and I made it home from the March of Dimes walk. We got some ace pictures and had a great time. She even hitched a ride in mr.kishcrafts hand for a bit, got a lollipop, snacks and some cold water along the way.

<3

p.s.
we are watching the NFL draft and trying to get Blossom on the up and up of who's who and what's what. LOL


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Wildfyre on April 26, 2008 04:00:13 PM
Oh wow, we already had a trip to Yakima planned this week but now it looks like Andie and I will be going to Portland, Oregon on Monday too :)

I hope this keeps up because otherwise my life is pretty dull. I'm a home-something or other.. my fiance says "housewife in training" .. but I hate that term.

I love everyone's pictures so far! I can't wait to see new ones as the swap progresses :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on April 26, 2008 05:08:34 PM

Well, riding in my car might not be much fun because it's a manual and I'm not totally comfortable driving it yet! (Lots of yelling involved  :-[)

I have had a manual for years!  I think they're more fun than the automatics.  The only time I would prefer an automatic is when there is a lot of stop and go traffic.  Other than that, I prefer a manual...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 26, 2008 09:02:24 PM
I have had a manual for years!  I think they're more fun than the automatics.  The only time I would prefer an automatic is when there is a lot of stop and go traffic.  Other than that, I prefer a manual...
Mawson had to listen to a lot of screaming and crying today as I attempted to drive it. I just totally freak out. Everyone tells me how easy it becomes with practice, but I practically passed out from hyperventilating I was so scared. Well, at least Mawson didn't make fun of me. (Pics of him in the car, among other things, on page 4. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501))


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on April 26, 2008 09:14:26 PM
I have had a manual for years!  I think they're more fun than the automatics.  The only time I would prefer an automatic is when there is a lot of stop and go traffic.  Other than that, I prefer a manual...
Mawson had to listen to a lot of screaming and crying today as I attempted to drive it. I just totally freak out. Everyone tells me how easy it becomes with practice, but I practically passed out from hyperventilating I was so scared. Well, at least Mawson didn't make fun of me. (Pics of him in the car, among other things, on page 4. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501))

 :D  The first "manual" I learned to drive was a motorcycle.  I killed the engine twenty times in a row before I learned that I needed to give it a little gas as I was letting out the clutch.  Nice of my brother to tell me, huh?  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: hannahkarina on April 26, 2008 09:16:32 PM
I can't handle the utter cuteness in this thread!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: rira on April 26, 2008 10:14:02 PM
NO kidding! I just keep giggling! And man, miri is quite the decorator! I'm afraid Guster is quite bored, I'm just studying for finals...:(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on April 27, 2008 12:36:48 AM
Mawson had to listen to a lot of screaming and crying today as I attempted to drive it. I just totally freak out. Everyone tells me how easy it becomes with practice, but I practically passed out from hyperventilating I was so scared. Well, at least Mawson didn't make fun of me. (Pics of him in the car, among other things, on page 4. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501))

You poor thing!  Aah manual driving, I have very fond memories from when Mr Huff was teaching me to drive a manual.  They mostly involve me stopping in the middle of the road/carpark/driveway, getting out and screaming "You do it, I'll never be able to drive this stupid thing!!"  Now after 5 years of manual I'm back in an auto and sometimes it doesn't feel like driving at all.

That sushi looks delicious!  And the pic of Mawson driving cracked me up!

I've got some pics that I'll put up when little Huff gets out of my hair.  Machida made banana muffins!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: violette28 on April 27, 2008 12:45:50 AM
I took some great pictures of Prof. Linus this week, but I can't find the camera cord so I can't upload them!  :'(

Maybe its time to clean my room...

Maybe Linus will help... ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: tracey87 on April 27, 2008 12:58:34 AM
haha wow violette that sounds way too familiar... at least you have a kind visitor to help out!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on April 27, 2008 02:55:09 AM
I have yet to tell Amigito that, even though he's only just arrived, he's got more travelling today!

Though, on an up note, my flatmate brought home bananas, so maybe I can distract him with them...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on April 27, 2008 05:50:15 AM
I have yet to tell Amigito that, even though he's only just arrived, he's got more travelling today!

Though, on an up note, my flatmate brought home bananas, so maybe I can distract him with them...

Well at least this time he won't be stuck in a box, there must be something reedemable about that, eh?  Btw, I love the pic of Amigito in your new yarn, he looks like he's out in the wild stalking some animal.  I can just hear it being narrated on National Geographic channel, "The wild monkey pokes his head out from among the long grasses as the gazelle shifts in the distance..."

Loops - you are too 'punny' for words!  Super this and super that!  Glad you liked the pics.  I shall be putting up some more today.  If that tingling gets too much for Mr Loops I'll tell SM to knock it off.  Wondering if he's reading my brain now...

Huff - Those muffins look so yummy!  I haven't had my breakfast yet and my stomach is now growling!  Looks like machida was a big help tho!

Bigfatroses - a swan park!  That sounds so cool!  Where do you live again?  I keep looking at everyone's pics being like, "That place looks so cool, if I ever go to X city, I should visit it" but I'm not sure where people actually live!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 27, 2008 06:59:44 AM
Everyones pics are amazing, Kish Im jealous of your clay stash, Im yet to bake anything yet  :D I dont want to 'waste' the clay, maybe I can convince the other half to get me some more clay (and other craft stuff) when we go to Chch in 16 days... I really hope Elizabeth is here by then.
Im an autodriver, my first car was a manual and I can drive them, I just prefer auto. Short attention span means sometimes I forget to either clutch/brake or look... heh  :-\ I think the family was relieved when I went auto  :D


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Post by: thanate on April 27, 2008 07:21:48 AM
Now after 5 years of manual I'm back in an auto and sometimes it doesn't feel like driving at all.

Heh-- When I try to drive an automatic and I start getting all upset whenever I stop and can't push in the clutch.  Which is not to say that I didn't have just as, er, exciting a time learning as it seems everyone else here did. 


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Post by: FruityLoops on April 27, 2008 07:28:52 AM
I find automatics much scarier to drive as I feel much less in control of the car, but then I am a control freak!!  I think Mr Loops quite likes driving them when we hol in Canada because he said it was kinda like driving an armchair, but still prefers manual styley.

Beth - T he he I bet he loved the trip to the park, he does love the outdoors.  I tried playing hide and seek with him once but since he's so small and can fly he's near impossible to find so always wins!!  Loving his super-hero blog signature type picture :D  Has he whipped off to save anyone in peril yet?  Beatrix will be coming to our Monday bowling league fun bowl and awards 'ceremony' after work tomorrow, unfortunately no trophy for us as I think we came 5th though.  Future events I've decided upon while she stays are a trip down South to Monkey World and a trip to the Good Food Show, mmm.

Lol, was gonna comment on some of the piccies next but they're just all so good to single out, I check far more often than is healthy to see if there are new pics on here ;)  I'm particularly loving Sheena, she's tooo cute (don't tell her I said so tho, I imagine as a punk rocker she wouldn't appreciate being called cute!), ooh and Johann too!

DIYho - I'm so jealous that you have Jem, I had no idea they made a doll!  I must admit to having the first 2 episodes of Jem on my Palm, t he he.



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Post by: KiwiDragons on April 27, 2008 07:48:48 AM
:D  The first "manual" I learned to drive was a motorcycle.  I killed the engine twenty times in a row before I learned that I needed to give it a little gas as I was letting out the clutch.  Nice of my brother to tell me, huh?  ::)
Yeah, that's a pretty important step!  :D

You poor thing!  Aah manual driving, I have very fond memories from when Mr Huff was teaching me to drive a manual.  They mostly involve me stopping in the middle of the road/carpark/driveway, getting out and screaming "You do it, I'll never be able to drive this stupid thing!!"  Now after 5 years of manual I'm back in an auto and sometimes it doesn't feel like driving at all.

That sushi looks delicious!  And the pic of Mawson driving cracked me up!

I've got some pics that I'll put up when little Huff gets out of my hair.  Machida made banana muffins!

Yeah-there was a few times of that too-I would find a place to pull over and just get out and make Greg drive-and those are the times I would actually do ok and not kill it-go figure!

Those banana muffins look good-Machida never told me he could cook. I hope he saved some for everyone!

And I am totally enjoying all the new pictures!! I just can't get over how much fun this is!


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Post by: ptarmic wumpus on April 27, 2008 09:41:30 AM
Heh-- When I try to drive an automatic and I start getting all upset whenever I stop and can't push in the clutch.  Which is not to say that I didn't have just as, er, exciting a time learning as it seems everyone else here did. 

I learned on manual (in rush hour DC stop and go traffic, fun times!).  The first time I drove an automatic was at a defensive driving class that I took in college. The instructor looked at me like I was crazy when I didn't know how to work the automatic gear thingy, then when I pulled into the parking area, I slammed my foot down on the emergency brake which was unfortunately located where the clutch should have been...

Anyway, Johann is about to come with me to the deli for blintz!


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Post by: bigfatroses on April 27, 2008 09:48:46 AM


Bigfatroses - a swan park!  That sounds so cool!  Where do you live again?  I keep looking at everyone's pics being like, "That place looks so cool, if I ever go to X city, I should visit it" but I'm not sure where people actually live!!!

I live in Sumter, South Carolina!   ;D 

Here's some info about Swan Lake- Iris Gardens:

http://www.sumtersc.gov/VisitingUs/SwanLake.aspx

The town is starting to gear up for the annual Iris festival coming up next month!  I can't wait!  I had to miss it last year because I had strep  :(  This years festival ends right before I get my tonsils out!  YAY!  LOL!


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Post by: kishcrafts on April 27, 2008 09:52:58 AM
Everyones pics are amazing, Kish Im jealous of your clay stash,

truth be told that pic with Blossom is just one shelf of my clay stash. :P I have about 400 blocks saved up.

curlygirl75: Sheena LOVES tv and movies. she always fills up the tivo with tons of shows, so I am sure she has been having fun with you.


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Post by: DIY ho on April 27, 2008 09:55:32 AM
DIYho - I'm so jealous that you have Jem, I had no idea they made a doll!  I must admit to having the first 2 episodes of Jem on my Palm, t he he.

Wow! I barely remember the cartoon, but I did watch it. I still have Jem, but somewhere along the way I lost her friend. I had the blue haired hologram friend. :)  In other nostalgia junk, I also have my NKOTB sleeping bag... ::)  (Just to show you what a dork I am!)


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I live in Sumter, South Carolina!   ;D 

Here's some info about Swan Lake- Iris Gardens:

http://www.sumtersc.gov/VisitingUs/SwanLake.aspx

The town is starting to gear up for the annual Iris festival coming up next month!  I can't wait!  I had to miss it last year because I had strep  :(  This years festival ends right before I get my tonsils out!  YAY!  LOL!

Cool! I might have to check out the Iris festival. I'm in SC, too. ;)  It would make a nice day trip for me and Count Cucumber.


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Post by: bigfatroses on April 27, 2008 10:11:15 AM


Cool! I might have to check out the Iris festival. I'm in SC, too. ;)  It would make a nice day trip for me and Count Cucumber.

If you do, let me know, and we can get lunch together, and let our LV's discuss their vacations!  LOL!   :D


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Post by: FlowerWitch on April 27, 2008 11:20:13 AM

DIY ho - Mango misses you guys but we have bben having so much fun and much more planned!! Thank you for looking after CC, he looks so happy with you!  ;D


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Post by: beckashell on April 27, 2008 01:05:25 PM
Flowerwitch: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! (slightly belated)

and I hope you and your Mum are okay. Crutches and in hospital??!


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Post by: bethiej78 on April 27, 2008 05:03:07 PM


Bigfatroses - a swan park!  That sounds so cool!  Where do you live again?  I keep looking at everyone's pics being like, "That place looks so cool, if I ever go to X city, I should visit it" but I'm not sure where people actually live!!!

I live in Sumter, South Carolina!   ;D 

Here's some info about Swan Lake- Iris Gardens:

http://www.sumtersc.gov/VisitingUs/SwanLake.aspx

The town is starting to gear up for the annual Iris festival coming up next month!  I can't wait!  I had to miss it last year because I had strep  :(  This years festival ends right before I get my tonsils out!  YAY!  LOL!

cool - thanks so much for the info!   by the time this swap is over i'll probably have a whole LV themed road trip planned out! ;)


loops - sounds like you have some great stuff planned for miss B!  monkey world - wow!  i bet super monkey will be sad to miss that!  and the good food show?  what a smart name - people will come just to get good food!  remind me never to play hide and seek with SM.  saw the new facebook pics today, btw!  beatrix looks like she had an absolute BALL crafting with you!!  she must be glad to be able to keep up her crafting while away.  and the earring is very pretty!  why she felt the need to wear purse straps is beyond me, but hey - to each her own!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 28, 2008 07:35:25 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am really enjoying seeing all the LV pictures.  Everyone is so creative and I'm happy to see so many adventures going on.

Hopefully my swap partner's and my LV's will arrive sometime this week and we can start our adventures but in the meantime thanks for letting us in on your lives through the many photos, myspace pages and blogs.



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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 28, 2008 07:53:22 AM
wow, kish thats alot of clay... yikes. I think I have... erm 5 colours  :-[ lol.
Everyone the pics are awesome, Im laughing so hard at them all and it looks like the LVs are having an awesome time. Now I just wish the postal service would hurry up so that I can join in on the fun  ;D


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Post by: ghilie on April 28, 2008 09:05:24 AM
Today I am going to Kansas City, for the rest of the week.  Hubby has a class there are rented a nice hotel room.  I got three weeks off, so I am gonna go down there with the dog and Miri. 

I can't wait to go shopping and thrifting and picture taking!


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Post by: talyra on April 28, 2008 09:57:19 AM
Now I just wish the postal service would hurry up so that I can join in on the fun  ;D

Isn't it frustrating??? Then again it's been chucking it down with rain on and off for the past couple of days so we probably wouldn't get out the house much anyway. *sigh* Hope Aria brings some better weather with her!


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Post by: JennyBear on April 28, 2008 10:53:37 AM
I love all the photos. It cracks me up that so many of the LV's are cooking (and preparing drinks, etc.) I'll have to have Trevor cook me some dinner tonight.

I made Trevor his own blog:
http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com)


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Post by: Wildfyre on April 28, 2008 12:47:03 PM
Now I just wish the postal service would hurry up so that I can join in on the fun  ;D

Isn't it frustrating??? Then again it's been chucking it down with rain on and off for the past couple of days so we probably wouldn't get out the house much anyway. *sigh* Hope Aria brings some better weather with her!

Well hopefully she'll bring good weather with her.. and if not, she's very accustomed to rain. She was "born" in Washington state ;)



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Post by: FruityLoops on April 28, 2008 02:16:05 PM
Yum I like the look of Machida's banana muffins, yum yum yummy!!!  Beatrix and I are planning to make a strawberry and apple crumble later this week, maybe for the bank holiday weekend :D

Awww and how sweet is Amigito, loving the bag you were sent too, gorgeous!

loops - sounds like you have some great stuff planned for miss B!  monkey world - wow!  i bet super monkey will be sad to miss that!  and the good food show?  what a smart name - people will come just to get good food!  remind me never to play hide and seek with SM.  saw the new facebook pics today, btw!  beatrix looks like she had an absolute BALL crafting with you!!  she must be glad to be able to keep up her crafting while away.  and the earring is very pretty!  why she felt the need to wear purse straps is beyond me, but hey - to each her own!

Oh the BBC Good Food Show is grrrreat, she'll have a super time with us ;D It pretty much is a huge exhibition centre full of stands with lots of food and drink (mmmm alcohol!) samples, and people demonstrating tools and whatnot, and they have lots of shows hosted by tv chefs if you want to take the time out of scoffing stuff to watch them, we've been a couple of times before and we usually come away completely ratted!!!  It's defo worth the entrance fee!

Beatrix did well at our fun bowl tonight, I had to play with Scotch Doubles with my arch-enemy but thanks to B's mascotting skills we got 226 and won some dosh for getting the highest score (by far!!), yey :D  Don't worry since she helped me win I shall spend some on her ;)


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Post by: KiwiDragons on April 28, 2008 02:45:16 PM
I brought Mawson to work at the bookstore today. He was very helpful, answering phones and packing boxes up. I'll upload the pictures this evening when I get home from work (I'm still there).

Yummm....a Good Food Show sounds awesome!


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Post by: FruityLoops on April 28, 2008 02:56:32 PM
Yummm....a Good Food Show sounds awesome!

Is it bad that I'm most looking forward to drinking lots and lots of different alcohol samples??  ;)  Mind the food is pretty good too, as it indeed should be given the title!!


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Post by: RoaneFaery on April 28, 2008 03:28:16 PM
Rincewind has so far refused to come to work with me.  I tried to explain what I did and where I worked and he wanted nothing to do with it.  I think it was when I told him about the rows and rows of grey cubes and how everything looked the same no matter what building or floor you were in. (I work at Intel and I can't bring a camera to work anyway)  If you ever saw the Conan  O'Brien visits Intel bit that looks exactly like where I work although that was filmed in California and I'm in Oregon.


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Post by: KiwiDragons on April 28, 2008 04:27:17 PM
Yummm....a Good Food Show sounds awesome!

Is it bad that I'm most looking forward to drinking lots and lots of different alcohol samples??  ;)  Mind the food is pretty good too, as it indeed should be given the title!!
Yummm! A Good Food Show with awesome alcohol samples is ever better!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: catpants on April 28, 2008 07:14:00 PM
well... i missed about five pages of posts in what, two days? ;)

ellie is here, safe and sound, and i FINALLY got my camera in the mail, so i have my very first pic of her, hanging out with my rabbit!  :D  tomorrow we're going out to dinner with a friend and maybe on a bike ride... wonder if i can find a mini helmet for her? ;)

i hope gina has made it safely...


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Post by: beckashell on April 28, 2008 09:23:19 PM
Baby Smiley and I are enjoying seeing all the LV's having fun. And it's fun reading all the blogs too! We're debating whether or not we should also make one...

oh and ckchan, pizza fries sound like the greatest food EVER.
PS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! <3 (and I hope that Gus was comforting when your fiance had to leave)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Wildfyre on April 28, 2008 10:14:17 PM
Yay! Aria "cleared customs in GREAT BRITAIN at 11:09 AM on April 28, 2008" so she should be with Talyra soon!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on April 28, 2008 10:23:25 PM
Baby Smiley and I are enjoying seeing all the LV's having fun. And it's fun reading all the blogs too! We're debating whether or not we should also make one...

oh and ckchan, pizza fries sound like the greatest food EVER.
PS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! <3 (and I hope that Gus was comforting when your fiance had to leave)
'
Thanks in advance.  I meant to say that the next "exciting" event is my birthday, which pretty much shows how event-less my life is.  :/


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Post by: violette28 on April 28, 2008 10:24:35 PM
Poor professor Linus.  :-\
My friends threw me a suprise 16th birthday party yesterday. He was so startled he hid inside my bag and still refuses to come out! Hes been hiding in my room since. He was nervous arround a large group of teenage girls (plus the fast that they all jumped out at me didn't help either)!

Maybe I can lure him out from my room with a new book.  ;)


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Post by: bethiej78 on April 29, 2008 05:42:55 AM
Poor professor Linus.  :-\
My friends threw me a suprise 16th birthday party yesterday. He was so startled he hid inside my bag and still refuses to come out! Hes been hiding in my room since. He was nervous arround a large group of teenage girls (plus the fast that they all jumped out at me didn't help either)!

Maybe I can lure him out from my room with a new book.  ;)

aww, it's too bad he had to miss the party!  though he might have hated it, being a shy guy and all!  how nice for you that you got a suprise though!


super monkey is having a super exciting day so far!  i took him to my kickboxing class this morning where he got some personal tips from my instructor (pics later tonight when i get home) and then he came to work where he met some of my friends and conducted a meeting in the board room!   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on April 29, 2008 05:44:32 AM
Aria is here!!! Pics will go up once I've a) dried my hair and b) handed in a couple of CVS around town and posted out the contract. I won't be taking her out today, the weather is awful, I'd rather not go out meself but ya know... I need a job ::) Still, she's got lots of people to meet in the house, so she won't be bored today :D


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Post by: kjlutz on April 29, 2008 06:16:18 AM
ellie is here, safe and sound, and i FINALLY got my camera in the mail, so i have my very first pic of her, hanging out with my rabbit!  :D  tomorrow we're going out to dinner with a friend and maybe on a bike ride... wonder if i can find a mini helmet for her? ;)
i hope gina has made it safely...

I'm glad you got your camera up and running (my husband and I just bought a new one (partially for the LV swap)).  The picture of Ellie is great.  I'm still waiting for gina, I'm hoping she arrives in a day or two or else I will get very worried... I've had my issues with Canada Post before but you know I thought they would treat a guest nicely.

All the pictures are looking great so far, and I can't wait for my LV to get here so we can join the fun. 


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Post by: ursulaandolive on April 29, 2008 07:24:57 AM
Yeah, Little Chappy arrived at my house early this morning and I've heard word that COR arrived safely in Australia so we are ready to start our adventures.  I posted a few pics of Chappy - we're on page 2.


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Post by: FruityLoops on April 29, 2008 07:33:59 AM
Yeah, Little Chappy arrived at my house early this morning and I've heard word that COR arrived safely in Australia so we are ready to start our adventures.  I posted a few pics of Chappy - we're on page 2.

Awwwww I looooove Little Chappy, he is adooooorable!!!!!  Can't wait to see piccies of all the other new arrivals, yey :D


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 29, 2008 07:41:07 AM
urk, stll waiting. Got a heavy rain warning so I cant see the courier dropping anything off. Someone at work mentioned threat of tornado as well  ::) isnt Winter awsome.
Luckily when ever a tornado hits it hits in Greymouth  :D which is 7 minutes away by car so we should be safe and as for the rain... Im used to it!! So long as the river doesnt pass over the floodwall (again) we should be fine, although if it does go over Ill have some really cool photos to show  ;D I hope Elizabeth packed a jacket and gumboots, maybe I should find her some lol


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Post by: panda on April 29, 2008 08:36:43 AM
Still here, we have not been very busy yet. Alot of stuff is just getting started. however Maddie went to the circus last night. pictures are on page 2.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on April 29, 2008 09:12:53 AM
Pics of Aria's arrival are now posted, and the link to our gallery is now in my siggy, hurrah! I got pretty snap happy, apologies to those with slow internet connections.

(I can't stop playing with her hair, it's sooooo lovely and silky and soft. She hasn't said anything but I think I might be giving her the creeps a bit, LOL.)

And I'm glad to see Andie is making herself useful, Wildfyre! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 29, 2008 09:14:14 AM
Still here, we have not been very busy yet. Alot of stuff is just getting started. however Maddie went to the circus last night. pictures are on page 2.

The circus pictures are wonderful.  Love the bumper car ride and the one of your LV looking at the tigers!  Very exciting!

I also just started a blog for Chappy.  The link is in my signature line. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 29, 2008 10:04:52 AM
Still here, we have not been very busy yet. Alot of stuff is just getting started. however Maddie went to the circus last night. pictures are on page 2.


Maddie looks like she had quite a bit of fun at the circus! Mel and I have worked a whole bunch the last few days and worked on unpacking my apartment. Today we're going shopping and melting crayons for the wedding. My sister is coming along and I know she and Mel will get along famously. She loves all animals.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: rira on April 29, 2008 01:13:54 PM
poor guster. as if studying for finals wasnt enough, we now have strep throat. I told him not to be a drinking my diet coke when I was sick..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on April 29, 2008 01:43:54 PM
poor guster. as if studying for finals wasnt enough, we now have strep throat. I told him not to be a drinking my diet coke when I was sick..

:(  Aww, feel better soon.  Strep sucks.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 01:50:31 PM
poor guster. as if studying for finals wasnt enough, we now have strep throat. I told him not to be a drinking my diet coke when I was sick..

:( oh no! oh well, at least you have a sick buddy that can keep you company! feel better!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on April 29, 2008 03:23:00 PM
we made it back safe!

Amigito got to see the delights of Mid Wales (though I think he's quite glad we didn't see any dragons, I might have scared him a little with folk tales on the way there...), I'll start a blog and post some pics tomorrow, but right now it's 11pm, and we've had a 5 hour drive, so I think it's a cup of cocoa and bed!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 03:26:37 PM
I am so glad to see the LV's are having a blast eith their host familes! We still have a few LV's that have not been received. If you have received your LV and have not PMed me and FlowerWitch, please do so ASAP!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 29, 2008 04:49:13 PM
Still waiting... and waiting....  :(
Im no good at this waiting thing. I hope Elizabeth gets here before the 13th, we leave for Chch early on the 14th so I can get surgery, Ive been promised a trip to the zoo and Spotlight if Im up for it  :D (I have a feeling thats just a ploy to make me more compliant, but if I get to go to Spotlight Il be happy)
Still loving everyones pics, hard to pic a fav so I wont  :D. Im glad to see that everyones looking after their LVs  :D
Oh yea, and on the weather front... its still raining


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on April 29, 2008 06:26:12 PM
New pics of super monkey on page 3!! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653407#msg2653407


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on April 29, 2008 06:36:31 PM
poor guster. as if studying for finals wasnt enough, we now have strep throat. I told him not to be a drinking my diet coke when I was sick..

I hope you feel better, Rira!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: marylini on April 29, 2008 06:47:20 PM
Wow, since Galvin got here my life has gone crazy. He is a little mad at me because I haven't been taking a lot of pictures, but that will soon change. He was excited today though because i came home with his first present for his mom...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: violette28 on April 29, 2008 07:51:54 PM
Well... I made Linus a blog. He didn't want a myspace, but was okay with a blog.  ::) It is HERE (http://professorlinus.blogspot.com/)
I think he was actually pretty excited about it.


I also found my camera cord and I posted an update on him, page 2 (more detailed in his blog)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: DIY ho on April 30, 2008 01:15:22 AM
Cool! I might have to check out the Iris festival. I'm in SC, too. ;)  It would make a nice day trip for me and Count Cucumber.

If you do, let me know, and we can get lunch together, and let our LV's discuss their vacations!  LOL!   :D

That would be great! Think of the pics! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kjlutz on April 30, 2008 06:30:21 AM
Still waiting for gina to arrive here, so for now I am still living vicariously through everyone else.  Although it might be for the best as the last 14 hrs we've been desperately trying to file our taxes and are being met with website problems, so needless to say it has not been an exciting day or two...
Great pics everyone... I'm a little jealous of the visit to the ballroom. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on April 30, 2008 10:25:14 AM
I've sorted the pics, there's a few on the thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653159#msg2653159), but I finally got round to setting up a blog, link in my sig, where I'll put some more!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on April 30, 2008 10:32:01 AM
Nice new pics of Aria talyra!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on April 30, 2008 10:34:35 AM
its nice to see that the LV's have such healthy appetites and are willing to cook too!! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 30, 2008 05:35:06 PM
Everyone's LV's look like they're adjusting very well with there hosts! I missed two or three days... h my goodness can we talk on this thread! :D

catpants- you're bunny is sooo big and fluffy. I'm sure your LV enjoys the company!

rira- Feel better! I'm sorry people are getting all sick  :(

marylini- not gonna lie, excited about happy gifts. And Galvin should be too, he's chill and understands the crazy, he'll get over it!

I went on some adventures with Hammy last weekend and plan to post some of the pictures, he was lucky because he gat a taste of warm SD weather (mid 90's all weekend), and now we're stuck with 60's, overcast, and windy... WTF?




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: catpants on April 30, 2008 07:26:37 PM
*biting fingernails* i hope gina isn't off gallivanting around canada on her own!  or cavorting with any less-than-reputable mail carriers!

ellie and i leave tomorrow morning to visit my sister in california.  we're flying down, hanging out and sight-seeing for four days or so, and taking the train back up!  i can't wait (and neither can she -- she's sitting next to the camera and the battery charger and telling me not to forgot anything  :D)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on April 30, 2008 09:55:31 PM
We caved. Baby Smiley now has a blog - with many, many posts  :)
Come visit us! http://babysmileyinct.blogspot.com/ (http://babysmileyinct.blogspot.com/)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on April 30, 2008 10:01:25 PM
Sorry, one more thing. I was going to add links in Baby Smiley's blog to all the other LV's myspace/blogs/photo galleries etc
Thought I better ask everyones permission first. Is this okay? Let me know...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ursulaandolive on May 01, 2008 02:50:32 AM
Sorry, one more thing. I was going to add links in Baby Smiley's blog to all the other LV's myspace/blogs/photo galleries etc
Thought I better ask everyones permission first. Is this okay? Let me know...

Feel free to add a link to Chappy's blog - and what a good idea.  Maybe we should all do that! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 01, 2008 04:52:51 AM
Sorry, one more thing. I was going to add links in Baby Smiley's blog to all the other LV's myspace/blogs/photo galleries etc
Thought I better ask everyones permission first. Is this okay? Let me know...

That's a really sensible idea!  Free free to add Amigito and me

We're off to vote later... One the damned rain stops!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: sunnydays914 on May 01, 2008 05:54:55 AM
Sorry, one more thing. I was going to add links in Baby Smiley's blog to all the other LV's myspace/blogs/photo galleries etc
Thought I better ask everyones permission first. Is this okay? Let me know...

Absolutely! Mel and I don't mind one bit.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Sera unravled on May 01, 2008 06:00:14 AM
Thats a great idea you can definitely add Kikis blog


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on May 01, 2008 06:18:02 AM
Super Monkey says that's a super idea!  Feel free to add us too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 01, 2008 06:49:46 AM
Thanks everyone!! And of course if anyone else is doing the same thing, feel free to add Baby Smiley's blog  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: marylini on May 01, 2008 08:35:03 AM
Woah! Hammy had never been to the beach before, I'm sure he was excited!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kjlutz on May 01, 2008 10:11:58 AM
*biting fingernails* i hope gina isn't off gallivanting around canada on her own!  or cavorting with any less-than-reputable mail carriers!

Gina arrived safe and sound today (I think she just did a little bit of sight seeing along the way).  She arrived just in time to go to work with me for our first adventure.  (Speaking of which I need to get moving).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ursulaandolive on May 01, 2008 10:41:50 AM
Chappy came to work with me today and was a bit cheeky!  Pics on page 2. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Sera unravled on May 01, 2008 02:52:54 PM
Kiki went to work with me last night. She stayed in my locker but she wasn't alone.  Pics on page 3


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 01, 2008 03:32:50 PM
Kiki went to work with me last night. She stayed in my locker but she wasn't alone.  Pics on page 3

AWWW our first love story of the LV swap round 8!! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: RoaneFaery on May 01, 2008 03:56:21 PM
Posted some new pictures of Rincewind. Link below.

And thanate, I love the picture of Alistar and Glass Cat kicking back.. too cute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 01, 2008 05:27:39 PM
Thanks everyone!! And of course if anyone else is doing the same thing, feel free to add Baby Smiley's blog  ;D

That's a great idea. I don't mind my LV being added, and I will add Baby Smiley's blog to Mawson's as well!

Machida Down Under (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653133#msg2653133) (My LV visiting Huff)

Mawson in Missouri Blog (http://mawsoninmo.blogspot.com/)
Mawson in MO Craftster gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Oops Creations on May 01, 2008 05:51:00 PM
wow-- all the LV' look like they are having a great time.  and they have their own blogs-- amazing-- what commitment. I can hardly remember to update my BLOG let alone create one for my LV-- kudos to you all.

but really back on topic I love the pictures!  I'm trying to be good and avoid the page that my lv's host is posting pictures.  I sort of want it to be a surprise.  But it's so hard not to look and all the cuteness....


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 01, 2008 05:52:34 PM
The photos of Chappy photocopying himself are adorable!

and Rincewind - i'm so impressed! You can jump 7 feet into the air?!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: violette28 on May 01, 2008 05:55:57 PM
wow-- all the LV' look like they are having a great time.  and they have their own blogs-- amazing-- what commitment. I can hardly remember to update my BLOG let alone create one for my LV-- kudos to you all.

but really back on topic I love the pictures!  I'm trying to be good and avoid the page that my lv's host is posting pictures.  I sort of want it to be a surprise.  But it's so hard not to look and all the cuteness....

Would you like me to only update the blog? That way you wouldn't have to worry about seeing the page.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on May 01, 2008 06:00:10 PM
beckashell - I love the blog you set up!  It put me in such a good mood when I first looked at it.  I smile everytime I see it!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 01, 2008 06:09:19 PM
Oh yay, i'm glad. I'd been holding back photos wanting to surprise you (don't worry I still am - poor Baby Smiley is probably half blind already from all the camera flashes). But then Baby Smiley was just too excited and wanted you to know all the things he's been up to.

He also promises that we won't be lazy and sleep this weekend. We are going to the city!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: DIY ho on May 01, 2008 06:42:47 PM
I'm liking seeing all the pics, too! Feel free to add Count Cucumber's myspace to your lists. I'm not sure how often it'll be updated, though. ;)  Later tonight I'll add your blog links to his page.

FlowerWitch and I decided together to only post a pic or two a week, that way most of the pics in the scrapbooks will be surprises. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: rira on May 01, 2008 07:43:38 PM
ok, finally. took long enough for me to get over the stupidity of strep throat...:(, and 3 of 4 finals...posting up a couple more pics of guster on the 2nd page, and i'ma work on the bloggy tonight!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: thanate on May 01, 2008 08:45:21 PM
Posted some new pictures of Rincewind. Link below.

Nice!  I'm glad he found someone more congenial than the cats to hang out with.  :)

We just got back from taking Alistar on an unintentionally scenic tour of DC as we attempted to find a place to park to go see Eddie Izzard at DAR constitution hall (of all places).  And apparently while we were waiting for the show to start, the kids in the row in front of us were all ready to be Alistar groupies when my boyfriend suggested that he go on tour as a punk rocker.  (pictures tomorrow, I suspect)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 02, 2008 01:45:49 AM
Sorry, one more thing. I was going to add links in Baby Smiley's blog to all the other LV's myspace/blogs/photo galleries etc
Thought I better ask everyones permission first. Is this okay? Let me know...

That's a go from Beatrix and I!!!

Guess who got the camera out to take piccies of Beatrix last night and the stupid camera starts making whirring noises and wouldn't start up, I think it tried to start up in my bag whilst still in it's case and broke, ack really annoying given the impending bank holiday weekend and just cos I love that camera, it's brilliant :-S  Anyways no worries, I've reserved a new (and improved!) one from Argos though and will be going to pick it up later today, so luckily not too big of a break in piccies from us!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on May 02, 2008 09:45:49 AM
oh noes!  i'm so sorry your camera broke!  maybe it's been getting a bit too much action lately!  though beatrix is shy, she's never been camera shy!  i hope your new one is not too expensive!  i love the new pics of beatrix at bowling, the PO, reading (a brief history of time - hilarious light reading!), and with the black thunder girls!  i bet she loved that!  she always wishes she could be more glam!

also i love the pics of chappy photocopying his bum, and of the LV romance adventure!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 02, 2008 12:04:09 PM
Amitigo and I have been tidying and sorting out all day, I've ransacked the SO's side of the bedroom in a fit of "I CAN'T LIVE WITH BOXES ANY MORE!"  ;)

I've tried not to get him too dusty...

This weekend we have a bit of a geekfest I'm afraid, a friend's coming over to help us take apart, and sort, 4 old pcs so they can either be reused or donated.  Amigito *says* he's excited about it, but I'm sure that'll wear off quite quickly when I pass him a screwdriver  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on May 02, 2008 12:12:45 PM
I took Miri to the Miniature and Toy Museum yesterday, then the Rose Garden.  Did you know you're not allowed to take pics at the museum?  *snorts*  We took some pictures anyway.  And unfortuneately, the rose garden was sans roses.  Stupid crappy weather.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JennyBear on May 02, 2008 12:13:22 PM
Don't let Amigito fool you, I've taught him well in the ways of PC hardware/software support. He'll have those PCs up and running in no time!

So I live in L.A. and work in Malibu so I'm hoping to get at least ONE photo of Trevor with a 'celeb' (regardless of how 'B' list they may be.) So far the best I've been able to do is a photo of Trevor with a photo of a 'celeb'.  ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FicklePegasus on May 02, 2008 01:45:45 PM
I love all the pics posted so far!   I have some cool ones of Major Grizzly and I will post them as soon as I can locate the cords and such from our pile of moving boxes.

Major Grizzley has helped us move into a new aprtment the past 2 days and I took him around Magic Kingdom last week. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on May 02, 2008 02:42:27 PM
Fab new pics everybody! Everyone's LVs look like they are having so much fun!

Aria finally got to do something interesting today. We packed so much in we wore her out! I'll have a proper update on the weekend but I couldn't resist posting one pic tonight... ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: thanate on May 02, 2008 02:49:29 PM
I took a look at all the new pictures today, and they're getting pretty exciting.  :)

And I have to say, talyra, I love your rug. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 02, 2008 03:06:09 PM
oh noes!  i'm so sorry your camera broke!  maybe it's been getting a bit too much action lately!  though beatrix is shy, she's never been camera shy!  i hope your new one is not too expensive!  i love the new pics of beatrix at bowling, the PO, reading (a brief history of time - hilarious light reading!), and with the black thunder girls!  i bet she loved that!  she always wishes she could be more glam!

also i love the pics of chappy photocopying his bum, and of the LV romance adventure!

I second your comment about Chappy, I can't get over how gorgeous he is and what a cheeky photocopy of his bum!!  I wish I could say I'd tried that myself but number 1 neither my arse nor boobs would fit on the photocopier, and number 2 I now work in an office without a photocopier, what's that about?!!!

Beth - Yeah unsurprisingly Stephen Hawkings is still on her "to read" pile, I think she just wanted to look extra smart to all the people in the swap, she's reading Wuthering Heights at the moment :o  We'ved picked up a new camera now so all sorted, cost us half the price of the original luckily but for a newer and better model, yey!  Loving the piccies of Super Monkey too, I'm thrilled he's found someone to do some kickboxing with since I don't do it myself :D  I like that he had to check out the non-evilness of your doctor, I guess in SM's line of work there are so many evil maniac doctors about he has to be careful!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 02, 2008 03:21:25 PM
Huff - seriously you work opposite a brothel??  :o

NB: New funny piccie alert on pg 1 ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 02, 2008 03:24:22 PM
NB: New funny piccie alert on pg 1 ;)

Fruity: how did you make the moving picture? Is it a function on your camera?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 02, 2008 04:35:54 PM
NB: New funny piccie alert on pg 1 ;)

Fruity: how did you make the moving picture? Is it a function on your camera?

Nah, afraid my camera isn't that clever :D Just made an animated gif using Animation Shop.  How funny does she look though!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 02, 2008 04:40:14 PM
Fruity: dude it is freaking hilarious! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 02, 2008 06:21:27 PM
NB: New funny piccie alert on pg 1 ;)

Fruity: how did you make the moving picture? Is it a function on your camera?

Nah, afraid my camera isn't that clever :D Just made an animated gif using Animation Shop.  How funny does she look though!!
It's awesome!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: catpants on May 02, 2008 10:09:06 PM
just popping in to say that ellie has been enjoying our excursion to california so far ;)  we've made lemonade with some HUGE lemons growing on the tree outside my sister's place, visited the stanford campus, and tomorrow we're going to take a hike :)  when we get back home we'll make sure to check out the gallery and add some pics of our own!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 02, 2008 10:32:03 PM
thats so awesome catpants! you are a stones throw down the road from me! LOL Ok more than a stone but close enough! enjoy nor cal. <3

p.s. what did I do on my Friday evening? well, I watched some baseball, re-watched last night's episode of LOST and worked on that list of links to the LV's mini galleries/myspaces/blogs, they are posted on the 1st page. I am almost done. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 03, 2008 03:34:10 AM
The link to my facebook Beatrix photo album thing strangely has changed :S  So if anyone is linked to it or has it bookmarked the link is now:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=38580&l=484d1&id=532887867

I'm wondering if the id changes every time I add new photos or something, would seem very odd mind but I'll keep an eye out next time I add a photo and if it does keep changing then I shall perhaps think about doing her a blog instead I guess!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 03, 2008 05:35:06 AM
Elizabeth has been enjoying NZ so far, we havent had too many outside pics but am hoping that will change tomorrow (its warm by the fire).
Loving everyones pics


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on May 03, 2008 07:22:41 AM
And I have to say, talyra, I love your rug. 

It belongs to my boyfriend, technically, but thankyou :D (ETA: Oops, did you mean the hairy pretend sheep rug or Phileas the leopard rug? He's mine. It just occurred to me that I've taken down the pics with the hairy rug in them, so I'm not sure which one you meant :D)

And 'Loops - that pic of Beatrix is fabulous! She's a great dancer, isn't she? :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 03, 2008 08:43:58 AM
Amigito and I have had a cozy night in, I think he's feeling comfier here now, he told me that he was feeling the cold a bit and politely asked if I could help out... I do think that this is one of the most adorable pictures of him!! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mojen/2461075943/)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on May 03, 2008 06:41:11 PM
I started a blog for Johann (see link in sig), need to update it later. Tomorrow is very exciting, I get the day off from theater stuff and we are going to go to Denver for dim sum and some photo ops, then back up to Boulder to the Dushanbe Tea House in the afternoon.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on May 04, 2008 03:25:25 AM
Pics of Aria's first big day out are up! I'm considering starting a blog for her, I've started keeping a diary for her anyway (mostly to remind me of what we did when!).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: panda on May 04, 2008 06:58:59 AM
Not alot going on this weekend. Just taking it easy and helping to take care of all the pets.

all the pictures are cool


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on May 04, 2008 07:50:40 PM
Had a pretty decent weekend.  My mom came to visit so we went shopping lots. 

I love everyone's picture and visit so far!  Dang...Baby Smiley is seeing so much, even stuff I haven't seen!  :/

I'm so glad you're taking such a great time, beckashell!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 04, 2008 08:08:30 PM
Blossom went to her very first baseball game today!! she had a blast and got a ton of  good photos. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 04, 2008 08:18:21 PM
Poor Baby Smiley missed out on a fun night because the kids held him hostage!! They wouldnt let me leave the house with him - I dont know how they will do when they realise he eventually has to go back home.
So poor Smiley missed out on my favourite fake Aussie restaurant "Outback" and a night of bowling. I'll have to try and take him another time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on May 05, 2008 05:31:25 AM
Miri and I went to the zoo yesterday.   A good time was had by all!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on May 05, 2008 06:22:35 AM
loops that pic of beatrix dancing is AWESOME!  i wish i knew how to do that!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 05, 2008 04:33:20 PM
Mawson did a little early Cinco de Mayo celebrating with me on Saturday. Then we bummed about at the mall. I got lots of pictures with the taxidermy at Cabella's (hunting/fishing store) though. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on May 05, 2008 07:19:54 PM
Finally after several times getting online...here's the photos of Fretty that he would let me share...

you can find them here.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2658026#msg2658026


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on May 06, 2008 03:14:43 AM
Huff - seriously you work opposite a brothel??  :o

Sure do!  It's in an industrial area, so it goes furniture warehouse, offices, hot pink brothel, more warehouses, more offices.  In summer the workers sunbathe in the carpark out the front, so very funny!  BTW dancing Beatrix is about the cutest thing ever!

Mawson did a little early Cinco de Mayo celebrating with me on Saturday. Then we bummed about at the mall. I got lots of pictures with the taxidermy at Cabella's (hunting/fishing store) though. :D
Sounds like fun!  I must remember to get Machida's picture taken with my favourite taxidermy too, we'll be going to see it in a couple of weeks  :D.
Machida had a huge weekend, visiting my dad and going on a steam train adventure!

I've decided to do Machida's holiday journal as we go rather than a big project at the end.  He's picked out a very nice journal for himself so we can get started.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kjlutz on May 06, 2008 08:18:48 AM
All the galleries look great.  I will be posting a few pictures of gina shortly, we took her to my parents' place for the weekend and got a few pics.  Sadly the weather did not cooperate so picture options were limited, but we did get to do a few. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 06, 2008 02:57:39 PM
Huff - seriously you work opposite a brothel??  :o

Sure do!  It's in an industrial area, so it goes furniture warehouse, offices, hot pink brothel, more warehouses, more offices.  In summer the workers sunbathe in the carpark out the front, so very funny!  BTW dancing Beatrix is about the cutest thing ever!

Mawson did a little early Cinco de Mayo celebrating with me on Saturday. Then we bummed about at the mall. I got lots of pictures with the taxidermy at Cabella's (hunting/fishing store) though. :D
Sounds like fun!  I must remember to get Machida's picture taken with my favourite taxidermy too, we'll be going to see it in a couple of weeks  :D.
Machida had a huge weekend, visiting my dad and going on a steam train adventure!

I've decided to do Machida's holiday journal as we go rather than a big project at the end.  He's picked out a very nice journal for himself so we can get started.


The thing about the brothel is too funny! And a steam train adventure-I'm jealous!

I might just have to steal the idea about working as we go. I've been trying to keep up with online pictures, but it would be a big project at the end. Great idea!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JennyBear on May 07, 2008 09:07:28 AM
My BF dragged took me to a Rush concert last night and I smuggled Trevor in with me to keep me company. Actually, security didn't blink an eye when they checked my purse and saw a small duck in a plastic bag...guess they get that a lot?

I posted photos on Trevor's Blog (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com/)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 07, 2008 09:50:28 AM
hur, my SO is now quite jealous, cue lots of grumbling about "not fair" and "stupid duck"  :D

Just cause I've knitted Amigito a scarf, the weather's now gone lovely... tsk.  this does mean, however, that it's lovely enough to sit outside on an evening, so we're off down the pub  ;D (i'll try not to get him too drunk...)

(oh, and htere's a new entry on our blog about the geeky weekend)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FicklePegasus on May 07, 2008 10:48:05 AM
I updated Major Grizzley's photos!   Check out his new friends and his attempt to steal Minnie from Mickey! (The link is in my sig)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on May 07, 2008 11:00:32 AM
Awww, it looks like the Major is having a grand time!  How wonderful to be able to meet some fellow bears!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 07, 2008 04:21:11 PM
lol, my SO does his nerdy stuff half nakey too  :D
Loving the pics and wishing I was somewhere... warm and dry lol, again with the rain, although when it rains my car doesnt get iced over  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 08, 2008 04:35:19 AM
oh dear, there's a few headaches this morning...

Amigito can drink!  He's, literally, a little monkey!  :D

(oh, and add men and alcohol and a toy monkey together and much fun and laughter ensues!  I have a TON of pics from last night! heh)

Yet another blog post is up (with a small sampler of the pics...)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 08, 2008 07:02:08 AM
 :D :D oh thats classic mojen, looks like you had a good night


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on May 08, 2008 10:05:29 AM
Ha ha, a drunken monkey... fantastic, Mojen! Hope Amigito feels better now ;)

Aria has been borrowing my bracelets to wear as necklaces, so over the past couple of days I've made her some little necklaces of her own. OH EM GEEE making poppet sized jewellery is addictive - talk about instant gratification! Except the tiny chainmaille necklace but we won't talk about that. ::)

I've had to put my jewellery making stuff away... I have my Crafty Detective stuff to work on... and Aria's going to end up with more jewellery than outfits. I think I need to get the Poppet pattern and have a go - my sewing skills aren't great but Andie doesn't really wear jewellery and I'm sooo going to need someone to make tiny shiny things for when Aria goes back. Expect a modelling session sometime very soon.

PS. Turn to page 5 for a gratuitously cute baby duck!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 08, 2008 01:29:54 PM
Awww! theres just something about baby animals that makes me all squishy inside  :D Thanks Talyra


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 08, 2008 02:35:54 PM
More pictures added! Mawson had a great time at Cinco De Mayo-maybe too much fun! We also hung out at the mall. Yay!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Wildfyre on May 09, 2008 01:10:14 PM
The pictures are all awesome! :)

Aria looks like she's having a ton of fun. I love the caves! We were thinking of trying to take Andie to the Ape Caves by Mount St Helens but we've had such a slow spring there's still 6 feet of snow there! Hopefully things will warm up.

Talyra- if you want a poppet but aren't wanting to sew one just let me know and maybe Andie can bring home a travel buddy  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on May 10, 2008 11:28:03 AM
Fretty pictures pg 4

He's headed to Destin on Monday.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 10, 2008 04:19:03 PM
lol. I love how he got to join in on the swimming action. Way to cold here for that, SO has informed me we have snow on the Alps  :o so ski season will be starting soon I suppose.
Wanted to take Elizabeth out to dinner tonight (Mothers Day dinner) but Ive been asked not to, so there goes that plan lol.
Hope all you Mums out there have had an awesome Mothers Day and that you know that your children all appreciate everything you have done for them  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: violette28 on May 10, 2008 09:34:49 PM
I'm so tired, and Linus is too! We went to Marine World (technically 6 Flags discovery kingdom  ::)) and we walked around the park all day! I got some really good pictures which should be up tomorrow.

For now I updated his blog and the gallery with pictures from last weekend! Links in my signature.  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 10, 2008 09:54:19 PM
We went to Marine World (technically 6 Flags discovery kingdom  ::)) and we walked around the park all day! I got some really good pictures which should be up tomorrow.

I still call it Marine World!! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Wildfyre on May 10, 2008 09:55:59 PM
What a day! We went to Northwest Trek ( http://www.nwtrek.org/ (http://www.nwtrek.org/) ) and then drove up to Mt Rainier National Park but the mountain itself was clouded in so we'll have to go back later :) Andie had a blast, she seems to make friends everywhere we go! So many compliments! Her head will be so big by the time June rolls around she might not fit in a box  ;)

Tomorrow with any luck we'll all get our vehicles fixed and do some 4 wheeling!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on May 11, 2008 05:52:41 AM
Oh, wow! Is it sad that I'm now slightly jealous of my own LV? :D I'm not sure our ducklings can quite compete with wolves... ;)

I'm not really surprised to hear she's making friends either - she's certainly never been shy :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 11, 2008 06:07:15 AM
lol. I love how he got to join in on the swimming action. Way to cold here for that, SO has informed me we have snow on the Alps  :o so ski season will be starting soon I suppose.

want some of our weather?!?  It's a sudden heat wave here, though we're looking forward to thunder storms soon!!  :D (can you tell I'm British, weather, weather, weather!), but it IS 30C here (86F) and it's been chucking it down for weeks now, so we're quite excited (and pink, lots of pink people around)

This does mean that after the oh-so-important final football (soccer, obv, I get to see more players legs that way...  ::)) match of the season we'll be going to the park, though I think we'll miss the whippy ice cream shop, damned football!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 11, 2008 06:56:35 AM
managed to get up to the falls like I hoped and Elizabeth got to try out her ponch, pics up in her gallery.
Urk, I wish I could remember what warm weather felt like, my SO complains that I go through so much wood and coal (I have the house at about 27C or else Im forced to wear a couple of jerseys, socks, slippers and wrap up in a blanket and shiver) only about another 4 months before it gets warm


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: panda on May 11, 2008 10:32:47 AM
We are still having fun. Arthur has two weeks left of school so Maddie will be going to see those.  We also have a few things made for her as well.

All the pictures are cool. Wolves is one of my daughter's favorite animals.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: rira on May 11, 2008 11:44:14 AM
Guster wanted me to inform you all he is fulfilling his duties of bedside nurse. He's been doing alot of watching tv, eating yogurt, and sleeping..but he said he's enjoying it!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on May 11, 2008 12:31:06 PM
Guster wanted me to inform you all he is fulfilling his duties of bedside nurse. He's been doing alot of watching tv, eating yogurt, and sleeping..but he said he's enjoying it!

*lol*  Miri was fulfilling those same duties a couple days ago...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on May 11, 2008 01:19:13 PM
Perfect Mother's Day.

Just got back from skating with my 4 yr old.  He rode his bike,  man I'm out of shape.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 11, 2008 03:07:48 PM
Well, we're still all hot n sticky here, and we ended up staying in cause it was to warm to move :(

that did mean, however, that we got to fold lots of cranes for a new crafty thing.  Amigito had to watch sadly due to lack of fingers...  it's a bit of a hindrance when trying to do origami! (new blog entry, with pics)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on May 11, 2008 03:36:07 PM
Guster wanted me to inform you all he is fulfilling his duties of bedside nurse. He's been doing alot of watching tv, eating yogurt, and sleeping..but he said he's enjoying it!

*lol*  Miri was fulfilling those same duties a couple days ago...

I have been sick for a week!  And feeling a little down.  I am so sorry I haven't posted many new pics of Super Monkey recently, there was nothing going on but a cold!  But I got better and this weekend we had many things to do including a drunken soiree and a mother's day hike and picnic.  Should be a new entry in the blog some time tonight.  Everyone's pics are continuing to look great!!!

EDIT:  Many new pics of Super Monkey on Page 3!!  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653407#msg2653407


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 11, 2008 03:38:17 PM
Blossom has become quite the movie buff! We went and saw SPEED RACER this morning in IMAX. You should have seen her eyes when she saw how big the screen was!!! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 11, 2008 07:05:27 PM
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY all!

Everyone and their LVs look like they are having a lot of fun - you are all so busy seeing the sights. Baby Smiley and I are going to have to try and get out more, we haven't really done much this week :(

But today we drove to Hartford and went skydiving!!! Well, Baby Smiley didn't because well, he's a baby. It just wouldn't have been safe. But he was a good sport cheering me on :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: violette28 on May 11, 2008 07:37:15 PM
I added photos from our adventure to Marine world to the blog plus one to the mini gallery.

I'm very proud of the picture I took, you should go look!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 11, 2008 07:41:48 PM
Happy Mother's Day greeting to curlygirl75 on page 1!!! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on May 11, 2008 08:00:57 PM
DD and I have been sick the past couple of days, so poor Rainy has had to play nurse for us!  I think the wind we're having is a bit scary for her.  It almost blew me over when I had to go outside.  I'd imagine 40mph winds for a little fairy could be frightening.   


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on May 11, 2008 10:07:53 PM
Happy Mother's Day All! 

beckashell - skydiving?!?  Wow! 

Hopefully I can get to do something interesting with Gus.  All he's been really able to enjoy is shopping and eatting.  :/


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on May 11, 2008 11:26:04 PM
I added photos from our adventure to Marine world to the blog plus one to the mini gallery.

I'm very proud of the picture I took, you should go look!
That is a fantastic picture! So very cute!

And kish, that must be the tiniest flower in existence!

KiwiDragons - I love that pic of Mawson after boozing it up, face down in the chips, so funny!  And a real (albeit stuffed) bear!  Wow!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 11, 2008 11:31:03 PM
And kish, that must be the tiniest flower in existence!

Seriously though, eh? I found it in my garden. It is a low growing "plant" of some sort. The flowers bloom in peach, pink and purple. There are the perfect size for my LV Blossom. She is only about 4-5 inches tall.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on May 12, 2008 08:34:31 AM
I love the pics of Gus on the exercise bike and treadmill!  Too funny!

And also of Major Grizzly flirting with Minnie.  They make a cute couple, but she looks a bit "hard-headed".  tee hee!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 12, 2008 09:16:47 AM
I love the pics of Gus on the exercise bike and treadmill!  Too funny!

T he he, me too, toooo cute!!!  Haven't checked for new piccies for a while so there's tons and they're all so cool :D 

I'm so loving Chappy's flowery mother's day piccie, I totally have to have a lil doggy like him, showed MiL at the weekend and she wants one too, lol.

And seriously how much of a flirt is Major Grizzly, shocking!

Awwww and Professor Linus at the zoo, classic ;)
Blimey so many comments!

As for Beatrix and I, I shall very shortly be bunging a few new teaser photos in her Mini Gallery.  I've set-up a 'blog' for her on my website but I'm just waiting for the subdomain to go through, then seriously there's like a gazillion new photos on there!!  Will post the link when it's up and running, hopefully in a day or two :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 12, 2008 04:41:37 PM
That is a fantastic picture! So very cute!

And kish, that must be the tiniest flower in existence!

KiwiDragons - I love that pic of Mawson after boozing it up, face down in the chips, so funny!  And a real (albeit stuffed) bear!  Wow!

Mawson can drink-but when the glass is taller than you-it gets to be a bit much. Luckily-he held it down well!

All the new pictures are so fun!!! I am so loving this swap.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: curlygirl75 on May 13, 2008 12:43:09 AM
Aww, the mother's day photo of Blossom is adorable! That totally made my day! I love checking in on everyone's adventures. Sheena is being a good sport about me working so much, but I promised a fun weekend.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ursulaandolive on May 13, 2008 05:35:59 AM
I'm so loving Chappy's flowery mother's day piccie, I totally have to have a lil doggy like him, showed MiL at the weekend and she wants one too, lol.

Thanks, He loved romping around in the flowers!  He went to the movies last night - will post a pic in just a minute - page 2. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 13, 2008 09:12:45 AM
Wayhay, Beatrix' blog thing is finally up and running, check out all the new piccies at:
http://beatrix.loop-da-loop.com

Feel free to link to her!

I'll be popping up more piccies tomorrow as I didn't want to overwhelm everybody with a ton of new photos!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FicklePegasus on May 14, 2008 08:10:26 AM
Major G and I filled one autograph Monday!  If you thought he was bad flirting with the Minnie statue, you should've seen him with Daisy Duck!  Luckily Donald wasn't around.  They behaved themselves as soon as I got the camera out, so no pics of them making out (right on Mainstreet, no less! :o)  He did behave himself with the real Minnie (probably because Mickey was right there too)  I will post a couple more pics when I relocate the card reader. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 14, 2008 07:35:52 PM
Major G and I filled one autograph Monday!  If you thought he was bad flirting with the Minnie statue, you should've seen him with Daisy Duck!  Luckily Donald wasn't around.  They behaved themselves as soon as I got the camera out, so no pics of them making out (right on Mainstreet, no less! :o)  He did behave himself with the real Minnie (probably because Mickey was right there too)  I will post a couple more pics when I relocate the card reader. 

I am so jealous of Major Grizzly! and you! Working in Disney World? I went there for the first time in Feb -  and it really is the greatest place in the world!
Baby SMiley and I cant wait to see more pictures of his adventures in the Magic Kingdom


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on May 15, 2008 01:35:34 PM
The new pics of Miss B are AWESOME!  I love all the ones taken at the metal yard, especially the one of her in a hard hat and using the crane!!  Tell your future brother in law I say a big thanks for being so nice to Beatrix!!  And that pic of you going over the bridge is neat!  Plus it looks like she was a big help with the crumble - and I'm sure she enjoyed it, she loves to cook (like me)!  Thank you so much for making her this awesome blog!  Everyone who hasn't checked it out already should!!!

PLUS THE CATHEDRAL AND DRINKING PICS - FAB!  You are so creative with those gifs!  The one of Beatrix "filling up" made me laugh out loud at work today (and when I say out loud, I mean LOUD!) ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on May 15, 2008 01:57:59 PM

And seriously how much of a flirt is Major Grizzly, shocking!

He's quite the ladies man!  I think he likes using his uniform to impress the ladies!   :D

Major G and I filled one autograph Monday!  If you thought he was bad flirting with the Minnie statue, you should've seen him with Daisy Duck!  Luckily Donald wasn't around.  They behaved themselves as soon as I got the camera out, so no pics of them making out (right on Mainstreet, no less! :o)  He did behave himself with the real Minnie (probably because Mickey was right there too)  I will post a couple more pics when I relocate the card reader. 

It sounds like he's having himself a grand time!  Poor Rainy has been helping me get ready for a yard sale, and I don't think we're actually going to have it now since I'm so sick.   :'(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 15, 2008 02:15:18 PM
Blossom says she no longer likes California and she wishes she was furless! Cause it is too freakin hot here right now! We are topping off at 99 degrees right now. :( We're melting.......


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: violette28 on May 15, 2008 03:40:34 PM
Blossom says she no longer likes California and she wishes she was furless! Cause it is too freakin hot here right now! We are topping off at 99 degrees right now. :( We're melting.......

Oh my gosh! It is really hot here!!!

Linus keeps reminding me he is built for Arctic temperatures and the snow, not hot California!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 15, 2008 04:14:54 PM
Blossom says she no longer likes California and she wishes she was furless! Cause it is too freakin hot here right now! We are topping off at 99 degrees right now. :( We're melting.......

Oh my gosh! It is really hot here!!!

Linus keeps reminding me he is built for Arctic temperatures and the snow, not hot California!

It is so hot that we decided to go to the mall and get some ice cream. While driving there the temp gauge in the car said it was 107 degrees outside! HELP! Send us some cool temps! And Blossom is even more sad because she has to watch our garden turn brown because we have a mandatory imposed water conservations due to the possibility of it being drought season.

le sigh


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on May 15, 2008 05:28:06 PM
Oh dear! Super hot California...

The thing is, I'm in California and the weather is AMAZING! (San Diego is all over the place!) But I don't think it'll last- I'm thinking Friday will be the hot hot hot day.

Sad Face.  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: RoaneFaery on May 15, 2008 06:08:47 PM
It is unseasonably warm here in Oregon too.  At least I have sun for my wedding on Saturday.  But in the 90's in Portland, in May?!!  I probably won't get a chance to post anymore pics of Rincewind until a few days after the wedding when everyone leaves. I'd say I'll make sure he has a good time but well.. it is Rincewind. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: BonBabbu on May 15, 2008 10:37:51 PM
Here in Belgium it was really hot the last weeks but now it just can't stop raining, I hope it gets better soon.

RoaneFaery I wish you all the best with you marriage!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 15, 2008 11:17:47 PM
lol, yes well.... Ive got the fire going, Im wearing thermals and longjohns, wollen socks and fleecy shirt an pants wishing it was above 12C outside!! lol theres also starting to be snow on the hills. The joys of living on the other side of the world!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 15, 2008 11:29:01 PM
*kishcrafts and blossom are packing their suitcases and moving in with bubblegum

see ya soon!  :o

blossom spent the rest of the day next to the fan in my craft studio. she almost blew away so I had to put stuff around her. LOL


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 16, 2008 02:00:15 AM
It's a miserable rainy day (tho still rather warm) after our sunny patch, but luckily I have the day off and Beatrix and I are going on a girly shopping trip with my friend Kerry and then having a sleepover round her place as her fiance is working in China for a few weeks!!

Finally updated the piccies on the blog of the surprise location I took her to in Gloucester, probably won't enthrall lots of people but Beatrix was thrilled!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on May 16, 2008 03:23:42 AM
lol, yes well.... Ive got the fire going, Im wearing thermals and longjohns, wollen socks and fleecy shirt an pants wishing it was above 12C outside!! lol theres also starting to be snow on the hills. The joys of living on the other side of the world!
Lol!  We're averaging about 15C most days now, not as cold as NZ, but living in the hills keeps it nice and cool!
 
Finally updated the piccies on the blog of the surprise location I took her to in Gloucester, probably won't enthrall lots of people but Beatrix was thrilled!
That's so cool that Beatrix got to get all historical with her namesake! 

After tonight Mr Huff is off work for 3 weeks yay!  So we're taking Machida on a little holiday and he's going to help my parents move house, fun!

It is unseasonably warm here in Oregon too.  At least I have sun for my wedding on Saturday.  But in the 90's in Portland, in May?!!  I probably won't get a chance to post anymore pics of Rincewind until a few days after the wedding when everyone leaves. I'd say I'll make sure he has a good time but well.. it is Rincewind. 

Congratulations! Have a wonderful wedding!  Machida and I wish you all the best!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 16, 2008 05:17:04 AM
It's a miserable rainy day (tho still rather warm) after our sunny patch,

you know that that was our summer, right?!  ;D

We're being a little bit dull this week I'm afraid, more spring cleaning and sorting, hoping to do *something* this weekend!  We've got LOTS planned for the bank holiday week, my youngest brother's coming to stay so we'll do lots of touristy things then (he's 13, yet oddly likes the idea of taking Amigito around to see London, I guess he does take after me after all!!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 16, 2008 05:50:01 AM
lol, Mojen you are so lucky! My SO refuses to get out of the car when I take Elizabeth out for photos, my sister refuses to admit she knows me lol and my parents... well Im allowed to take pics with them around so long as noone else is there. All my mates laugh at me and I think are glad they are at work or uni when Im off with my camera  :D ah but I love them all anyway. Would make it more fun if someone here was as nuts as me


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Sera unravled on May 16, 2008 08:35:38 AM
Our internet got shut off so I won't be on as much.  Kiki is really bored, we haven't been able to go anywhere special because of our money shortage.  But on sunday I might be able to meet up with some fellow Craftsters, so that will be fun.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 16, 2008 12:02:33 PM
lol, Mojen you are so lucky! My SO refuses to get out of the car when I take Elizabeth out for photos, my sister refuses to admit she knows me lol and my parents... well Im allowed to take pics with them around so long as noone else is there. All my mates laugh at me and I think are glad they are at work or uni when Im off with my camera  :D ah but I love them all anyway. Would make it more fun if someone here was as nuts as me

I think it's mainly cause he has v little sense of shame! lol

It *can* be a good thing...  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: thanate on May 16, 2008 01:11:52 PM
It is unseasonably warm here in Oregon too.  At least I have sun for my wedding on Saturday.  But in the 90's in Portland, in May?!!  I probably won't get a chance to post anymore pics of Rincewind until a few days after the wedding when everyone leaves. I'd say I'll make sure he has a good time but well.. it is Rincewind. 

I think Alistar is a little bit sorry he left.  We've been having lots of rain (finally-- we just got back to the standard water table this week, after the drought all fall and winter) and there have only been four or five days where it got above 80 so far this spring.  I'm loving it, but poor Alistar is spending a lot of time wrapped up in his towel wishing it were warmer.   

Best wishes for the big day, RoaneFaery! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 16, 2008 03:23:28 PM
lol, yes but at that agen Mojen you kind of want very little shame - so you can get the guts to talk to cute girls in the cafeteria lines  :D
Hoping this weekend to get out to Punikaiki which is about half an hour to an hour away from Runanga (where I live). Its the home of the world famour pancake rocks and blow holes. The blowholes possibly wont be in action when we go (they only work during storms and nasty weather) but the pancake rocks are always there  :D so glad I live in a region where most of the awesome sites are free! Although have been checking out a few of the others (Brewery, On Yer Bike and Shantytown) because I enjoy them myself  :D all depends on work though if I can go


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 17, 2008 05:16:39 AM
lol, yes but at that agen Mojen you kind of want very little shame - so you can get the guts to talk to cute girls in the cafeteria lines  :D

heh, trust me, he really doesn't need any encouragement to chat ppl up!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 17, 2008 08:53:09 AM
It's a miserable rainy day (tho still rather warm) after our sunny patch,
you know that that was our summer, right?!  ;D

Oh geez you knows it yeah, bah humbug.  Just hoping we don't get flooded again this year cos that was fun.... not! 

Off to a pirate party in a mo, was going to take Beatrix but she still has a little hangover from last night :S Oopsy!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: curlygirl75 on May 17, 2008 02:22:39 PM
Blossom says she no longer likes California and she wishes she was furless! Cause it is too freakin hot here right now! We are topping off at 99 degrees right now. :( We're melting.......

Oh my gosh! It is really hot here!!!

Linus keeps reminding me he is built for Arctic temperatures and the snow, not hot California!

It is so hot that we decided to go to the mall and get some ice cream. While driving there the temp gauge in the car said it was 107 degrees outside! HELP! Send us some cool temps! And Blossom is even more sad because she has to watch our garden turn brown because we have a mandatory imposed water conservations due to the possibility of it being drought season.

le sigh

I'll have to send some rain back with Sheena! It's been a really rainy spring here, but I couldn't ask for nicer weather today. Sheena, me and my mom spent the day downtown seeing the sights. We went on a trolley tour of the area, went to the farmers market, visited the library and went to lunch. We had such a good time!

Tomorrow we're getting together with some of my friends for a quilting day. Sheena is excited about learning how to sew!

I'm posting some recent pictures in her gallery now. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 17, 2008 02:23:43 PM

Tomorrow we're getting together with some of my friends for a quilting day. Sheena is excited about learning how to sew!

Great! She can then teach me how to sew!! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 17, 2008 02:59:22 PM
I love the new photos of Sheena, curlygirl75! She met Elvis! She always liked his music but to actually meet the king himself! Great, now she is going to be all braggy!

She probably remembers me mentioning some of the NFL athletes that came fro Purdue. Lucky girl to actually be there!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 17, 2008 09:57:08 PM
Mawson went with me to the Chinese Culture Days festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. It was a fun time and for ONCE we had really nice weather-it's been nothing but rain lately, and they even said it would rain today, but it didn't. Anyway, new pictures on page 4 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501) and even more pictures on Mawson's blog (http://mawsoninmo.blogspot.com/). Also, I'm working on uploading the videos I (I mean Mawson) took of the acrobats and stuff to You Tube, so when I get that finished I'll post links to those as well (Can I do that?  ??? If not, I'll just put them on his blog).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 17, 2008 10:08:35 PM
so when I get that finished I'll post links to those as well (Can I do that?  ??? If not, I'll just put them on his blog).

I have no idea. Hmmm. I think last round had someone that made youtube videos for her LV. Not sure if she posted them here or not.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FlowerWitch on May 18, 2008 03:13:59 AM

Mango and I are having a fab time, we have been taking lots of photos, but we are not posting many of them because DIY ho and I have decided not to post may so we can surprise eachother!!  :D But I will post some more at the end when she recieves!  ;)

All the pics are looking great, our LVs look like they are having so much fun!!

We are off to Florida on 25th may so I will not have internet access for a week but we will be taking many many photos!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 18, 2008 03:34:09 AM
Still think your a show off lol  :D I miss the warm dry weather  :D
Didnt manage to get to Punikaiki thinking of going next week, been discussing going to Shantytown too but it will cost us $50 each plus extras for something that will only take half an hour... hard to decide - want to go but still paying for medical stuff  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on May 18, 2008 09:17:59 PM
Mawson went with me to the Chinese Culture Days festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. It was a fun time and for ONCE we had really nice weather-it's been nothing but rain lately, and they even said it would rain today, but it didn't. Anyway, new pictures on page 4 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501) and even more pictures on Mawson's blog (http://mawsoninmo.blogspot.com/). Also, I'm working on uploading the videos I (I mean Mawson) took of the acrobats and stuff to You Tube, so when I get that finished I'll post links to those as well (Can I do that?  ??? If not, I'll just put them on his blog).

Those pics are fantastic!  I love the one in the skull's teeth!  Looks like he's having a wonderful time!  I'm glad the weather was nice too! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 18, 2008 09:23:49 PM
LOL someone get that guy a tooth pick he has something majorly stuck in his teeth!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 18, 2008 09:31:46 PM
Those pics are fantastic!  I love the one in the skull's teeth!  Looks like he's having a wonderful time!  I'm glad the weather was nice too!
LOL someone get that guy a tooth pick he has something majorly stuck in his teeth!!!

I must admit-a lot of the creative shots were the ideas of my guy. He still won't admit it, but he's having so much fun with this too! You should have heard him- "let's put Mawson here, why don't you take a pic with Mawson doing this."  ;D I'm adding more pictures of the concert we went to today-the pictures kind of suck because they were taken with my phone (the rules clearly stated no digital cameras, but I was like the only person without one!).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on May 18, 2008 09:49:13 PM
I love that the boys are having fun with this!  My whole family keeps coming up with ideas, like my aunts wanted to get Machida drunk!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on May 18, 2008 09:50:50 PM
I have found that most places I have visited that specifically stated NO camera did not enforce the rule and so many ppl whipped out a digi cam here and there. Well, unless it is the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, then they yell at you in Italian. :P

on more than one occasion mr.kishcrafts has actually asked me to "go get Blossom, this would be a fun pic!" or asked "aren't you going to take a pic with Blossom doing ______"?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: violette28 on May 18, 2008 10:05:26 PM
My mom helps me photograph Linus too. I think she really enjoys it!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 18, 2008 10:42:30 PM
I love that the boys are having fun with this!  My whole family keeps coming up with ideas, like my aunts wanted to get Machida drunk!
I'm positive Machida would have enjoyed that! Ha ha. Unfortunately, we didn't do any drinking at the concert-when it's $4 a water/soda, $9 beer, and $16 for "fun" drinks-we just didn't have the moolah to fork over.

It's so cool that so many family members are getting involved!


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Post by: Huff on May 19, 2008 02:28:57 AM
I love that the boys are having fun with this!  My whole family keeps coming up with ideas, like my aunts wanted to get Machida drunk!
I'm positive Machida would have enjoyed that! Ha ha. Unfortunately, we didn't do any drinking at the concert-when it's $4 a water/soda, $9 beer, and $16 for "fun" drinks-we just didn't have the moolah to fork over.

It's so cool that so many family members are getting involved!

I don't know how anyone can afford to drink at concerts!  The prices are just ridiculous!


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Post by: ptarmic wumpus on May 19, 2008 03:42:58 PM
Johann and I just arrived in Miami!  We are going to go out for dinner in a bit, then tomorrow we visit the hurricane center. Johann wants to hang out on the beach, he can go while I am in meetings all day  :)


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Post by: gwenyvarr on May 19, 2008 05:45:02 PM
Fretty had the best time in Destin...and then he went Strawberry Picking yesterday.  To put it lightly...between the Strawberry Daquiries and the Margaritas, he's been laid up since after dinner last night.  He told me today that if he was well enough, he wanted to go to work with me and watch the F-15s and the C-130s of the Air Force Fleet take off and hot dog above the flightline.  I made just settle taking him to the Air Museum next to the Air Force Base to let him climb all over the airplanes and fly simulators for himself.


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Post by: Huff on May 20, 2008 03:22:24 AM
Sounds like everyone's visitors are doing different fun things!  We took Machida into Melbourne today.  Saw lots of sights, and have many more trips into the city planned!  The best was the video game exhibition!  Fun!  New pics in his gallery.


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Post by: talyra on May 20, 2008 01:56:30 PM
Wow. Those with slow connections, beware of page 5. We had a busy few days and I just sort of updated all at once :o

Also, beware of yet more gratuitous cuteness. We went to the zoo and saw meerkats. :D


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Post by: FruityLoops on May 20, 2008 02:35:10 PM
Wow. Those with slow connections, beware of page 5. We had a busy few days and I just sort of updated all at once :o

Also, beware of yet more gratuitous cuteness. We went to the zoo and saw meerkats. :D

Yey mucho photos!!  I'm glad Aria has made it to Wales as well, t he he, Beatrix hasn't seen much of Wales yet apart from the office which isn't that far off the border but I'm hoping to take her for a full weekend to visit my friend in Cwmbran :D  I am looooving those lights in Princesshay, they look well cool!

T he he, it was weird seeing Aria helping you send your Crafty Detective package and Arnold the football-headed dog to me!!!  He told me to tell you woof-arf-arf-woof-bark by the way :)


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Post by: KiwiDragons on May 20, 2008 07:21:11 PM
Sounds like everyone's visitors are doing different fun things!  We took Machida into Melbourne today.  Saw lots of sights, and have many more trips into the city planned!  The best was the video game exhibition!  Fun!  New pics in his gallery.

Awesome! That giant Mario is so cool, they never have stuff like that here. I would definitely go to a video game exhibition. That's so neat how the guards were interested in Machida too! I'm jealous of all the stuff he gets to do! (:


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Post by: Huff on May 20, 2008 11:22:29 PM
Sounds like everyone's visitors are doing different fun things!  We took Machida into Melbourne today.  Saw lots of sights, and have many more trips into the city planned!  The best was the video game exhibition!  Fun!  New pics in his gallery.

Awesome! That giant Mario is so cool, they never have stuff like that here. I would definitely go to a video game exhibition. That's so neat how the guards were interested in Machida too! I'm jealous of all the stuff he gets to do! (:

I just hope my mobile phone pics come out ok!  They said I had to leave my camera in the cloak room, but then the staff all saw me taking pics of Machida and Mr & Little Huff with my phone and they just smiled, so I wish I had taken in my camera, I don't think they would have cared!


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Post by: FicklePegasus on May 21, 2008 07:08:39 AM
I just posted pics of Major G's adventures @ the Epcot flower and garden show. 



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Post by: talyra on May 21, 2008 08:02:46 AM
Yey mucho photos!!  I'm glad Aria has made it to Wales as well, t he he, Beatrix hasn't seen much of Wales yet apart from the office which isn't that far off the border but I'm hoping to take her for a full weekend to visit my friend in Cwmbran :D  I am looooving those lights in Princesshay, they look well cool!

T he he, it was weird seeing Aria helping you send your Crafty Detective package and Arnold the football-headed dog to me!!!  He told me to tell you woof-arf-arf-woof-bark by the way :)

Yey indeed! It's great that everybody's visitors are having so much fun. I love these galleries. Some of them are going to be scarily long by mid June though!

Cwmbran is, like, half an hour from where my parents live :D Plenty of slightly random fun stuff to do around there. Ever been to Greenmeadow Farm? That'd be full of fun photo ops, though you'd have to watch the goats around Beatrix. I got my skirt chewed by the goats there once. ::)

Give Arnold a hug from me and Aria :D


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Post by: ckchan on May 21, 2008 08:36:02 AM
I am loving all the galleries too.  Gus finally had a fun weekend, in my opinion.  We went out to movies and bowling!  He'll be seeing lots of other places too in the upcoming weekends!  :D


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Post by: KiwiDragons on May 21, 2008 11:36:00 AM
Can I just say, I'm so jealous of the Disney pictures and the zoo!!! Cute meerkats. Those are the two places I am itching to go personally right now and seeing the pictures makes me want to go even more.

I am loving seeing all the beautiful scenery-all the beach scenes look so warm. All the LV's look like they are having such fun.


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Post by: FruityLoops on May 21, 2008 02:45:59 PM
Cwmbran is, like, half an hour from where my parents live :D Plenty of slightly random fun stuff to do around there. Ever been to Greenmeadow Farm? That'd be full of fun photo ops, though you'd have to watch the goats around Beatrix. I got my skirt chewed by the goats there once. ::)

Give Arnold a hug from me and Aria :D

Wow small world!!  Our main office (though I only go there now and again) is just up the road in Magor.  Nah haven't been to Greenmeadow Farm before, sounds good though, Mr Loops and I like animals but don't like to seem them in zoos and such so farms are much better (though obv a diff type of animals largely!).  I remember going to some open air museum of welsh life or something a couple of years back (these days we tend to go shopping and drinking more than sightseeing when I visit!!) and I remember thinking that welsh people must have been very short in olden days as the doors to the houses there were so small!

Arnold might have gotten in a piccie on Beatrix latest blog entry ;)  He's currently watching Mr Loops playing the Xbox and drooling on his leg, ew!


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 21, 2008 03:38:13 PM
lol, my Mum texted me last night and asked me to bring Elizabeth to lunch with me (which I have been anyway but she hides in my bag  ;)) because shes made her a surprise  :D how awesome. Mum specialises in knitting football booties, I remember when I was younger everyday after school coming home to thousands of sprigs and half made boots  :D :D so with any luck thats what Elizabeth is getting  :D good thing too, because I cant knit  :D :D and those boots are an icon in Greymouth (she use to sell them, until someone else made ones like them - cheaper, but not as good quality - and peope decided they were better  :-\ not sure why anyone would buy an inferiour product but oh well)


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Post by: talyra on May 22, 2008 08:08:16 AM
bubblegum, be sure to post pics and let us know when Elizabeth gets her surprise. Teddy sized football boots sound adorable :D

Wow small world!!  Our main office (though I only go there now and again) is just up the road in Magor.  Nah haven't been to Greenmeadow Farm before, sounds good though, Mr Loops and I like animals but don't like to seem them in zoos and such so farms are much better (though obv a diff type of animals largely!).  I remember going to some open air museum of welsh life or something a couple of years back (these days we tend to go shopping and drinking more than sightseeing when I visit!!) and I remember thinking that welsh people must have been very short in olden days as the doors to the houses there were so small!

Arnold might have gotten in a piccie on Beatrix latest blog entry ;)  He's currently watching Mr Loops playing the Xbox and drooling on his leg, ew!

St. Fagans Museum of Welsh Life! Wow, it totally slipped my mind while I was there (was only back for a couple of days anyway) but that would be a fab place to take a Little Visitor. I'm supposed to be going back to Wales again in June for my uncle's birthday. Wonder if Aria will be fed up of museums by then... my boyfriend and I love our historical stuff :D

I am sorry, I didn't realise Arnold would be such a slobbery dog! I hope he doesn't damage the electronics with all that dribbling :o


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 22, 2008 02:22:48 PM
lol, took Elizabeth to The Jade yesterday and found out I wasnt allowed to take pics!!!  :o So I asked nicely and they found me a huge lump of greenstone to perch her on and I was allowed one pic  ::) also took her for a walk down our flood wall, which we are very proud of as before it was built we would get flooded out by 2m of water! Yes, we like our rain down here lol


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Post by: JennyBear on May 22, 2008 04:01:18 PM
Trevor (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com) and I will be leaving L.A. and heading up to Seattle, WA for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. We're gonna do some hiking, kayaking, and lots of relaxing up in the San Juan Islands. Hopefully Trevor won't be too drawn to all that water as I'm under orders to keep him (mostly) out of trouble. Hooray for 3-day weekends!


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Post by: beckashell on May 22, 2008 04:30:45 PM
I'm loving the photos everyone!

Poor Baby Smiley has had a fairly dull week - it's been raining :(
But this weekend we're headed to Pennsylvania! We're both so excited!! ROADTRIP  ;D


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Post by: Wildfyre on May 22, 2008 08:25:09 PM
Trevor (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com) and I will be leaving L.A. and heading up to Seattle, WA for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. We're gonna do some hiking, kayaking, and lots of relaxing up in the San Juan Islands. Hopefully Trevor won't be too drawn to all that water as I'm under orders to keep him (mostly) out of trouble. Hooray for 3-day weekends!

Cool! Welcome to Washington  ;D The San Juan Islands are so much fun. I've only been there once since I moved to WA but we plan to go back :)


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Post by: Mojen on May 23, 2008 02:38:40 AM
Trevor (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com) and I will be leaving L.A. and heading up to Seattle, WA for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. We're gonna do some hiking, kayaking, and lots of relaxing up in the San Juan Islands. Hopefully Trevor won't be too drawn to all that water as I'm under orders to keep him (mostly) out of trouble. Hooray for 3-day weekends!

oh my...  I've no idea if he can swim btw, I suspect he *should* be able to, but never really tried...

My "exciting" week is about to start, we've got a 3 day weekend too, and it's EUROVISION!! ahem, sorry, the camp awfuless gets me all excited  ::) 


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Post by: JennyBear on May 23, 2008 08:33:11 AM
Trevor (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com) and I will be leaving L.A. and heading up to Seattle, WA for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. We're gonna do some hiking, kayaking, and lots of relaxing up in the San Juan Islands. Hopefully Trevor won't be too drawn to all that water as I'm under orders to keep him (mostly) out of trouble. Hooray for 3-day weekends!

oh my...  I've no idea if he can swim btw, I suspect he *should* be able to, but never really tried...

My "exciting" week is about to start, we've got a 3 day weekend too, and it's EUROVISION!! ahem, sorry, the camp awfuless gets me all excited  ::) 

I was just listening to a story on NPR about Eurovision...it sounds wonderfully kitschy and fun. Something about an Irish puppet? 

Have a great weekend everyone!


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Post by: Mojen on May 23, 2008 09:46:35 AM
I was just listening to a story on NPR about Eurovision...it sounds wonderfully kitschy and fun. Something about an Irish puppet? 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Kitsch doesn't really cover it... It's really odd, I mean it's AWFUL, really really awful, and we have NO hope winning, all the voting these days is politically motivated (people all over Europe vote, for anyone else except their own country, but they generally vote for neighbouring/friendly countries, not based on the acts... and now there's a lot of ex-yugoslavian countries it's quite hard for anyone else to win!!)

but yes, Ireland (who sadly didn't make it to the final tomorrow), had a puppet singing their song, and not just any puppet, but a turkey!  It's also a REALLY bad song, lol, I hadn't listened to it before, but, well, if you don't value your ears, feel free to go see!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mogesoyp8HY&feature=related

our entry isn't *much* better, we had a choice of 3-4 different ones and a phone vote to decide, and, well, we chose badly! (the 2nd places was way better, but people seemed to like the singer, so..)

ours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfuiukH6l_w&feature=related


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Post by: FruityLoops on May 23, 2008 10:23:11 AM
but yes, Ireland (who sadly didn't make it to the final tomorrow), had a puppet singing their song, and not just any puppet, but a turkey!  It's also a REALLY bad song, lol, I hadn't listened to it before, but, well, if you don't value your ears, feel free to go see!

Ha ha ha I was about to say I might have to watch it just to see the singing turkey you mentioned, but obv they didn't get through anyways!  I'd like to say I only ever watch it when forced, but after being forced to watch it a couple of years back when I was visiting friends mind (the year that great heavy metal type track got through, I was totally willing it to win, made a change from the rest) last year we kinda watched it voluntarily, ha ha ha.  Mr Loops loved the french entry so much he downloaded their album, that track was hilarious!!  It has to be worth watching if only to hear the loveable Terry Wogan insulting everyone when he's a bit tiddly ;)

Since we're not going out this weekend (due to the forecasted heavy rainfall!) I think I shall have to introduce Beatrix to the delights of it and she can join me in a bottle of Asti, mmmmm!


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 23, 2008 04:03:49 PM
Elizabeth has discovered the joys of the coast of New Zealand, bush one one half and beach on the other. Hoping to get her down to the beach provided it stays fine enough for me to safely do so and maybe look at wild mussels and try and find a crab or two  :D
The gift my mum made her was a pinch too small, so shes currently redoing it, going to be so awesome when done and I dont know if I want to show it off or keep it as a surprise  ;D


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Post by: panda on May 23, 2008 04:08:53 PM
we are still here have been busy with the end of the school for Arthur. Maddie went to a braves game and is going to help put flags on the graves at one of our main cemeteries tomorrow with Arthur.



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Post by: rira on May 23, 2008 08:12:44 PM
I put up some new pics of my trip with Guster home, the wisdom teeth surgery and a special pic of guster laughing at me as an afro headed little kid.


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Post by: beckashell on May 23, 2008 09:04:28 PM
Happy Birthday Rira :)


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Post by: rira on May 23, 2008 09:25:41 PM
oop, thanks. :-) Guster is supposedly helping Steve clean the kitchen at the moment..however, I hear the TV


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Post by: ghilie on May 24, 2008 06:11:01 AM
Happy birthday Rira!  Guster is a terrible influence, especially when it comes to cleaning.  :D


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Post by: talyra on May 24, 2008 07:42:43 AM
I wanna see evidence of all the Brits' LVs enjoying/being terrified by Eurovision :D I think I'll get all my stuffies together for a party. If the boyfriend doesn't want to play join in, he can go be a grown-up and play computer games in the other room ;)

(I'm not doing anything this weekend, can you tell? The most excitement I've had all week was when some nutter tried to blow up Princesshay on Thursday - fortunately he only hurt himself - and I couldn't get to the bank cos the high street was cordoned off.)


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Post by: gwenyvarr on May 24, 2008 11:27:48 AM
Fretty went strawberry picking last sunday.  He's a bit sunburned...got fried out in the field, so he's been resting up for the long weekend.  Says he's been seeing all the airplanes flying around and wants to go see them.  So, we're going to the Air Museum tomorrow so he can see the airplanes.

I'll be posting scrapbook pages here soon.  I think Fretty is bringing home a girlfriend.  He's really taken up with one of my mini dolls.  She said she wanted to go with him when he goes home.  He's really having fun in my small town.

I'm wondering how Poona is liking Chi town.  I haven't heard from her since she arrived. 


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Post by: FruityLoops on May 24, 2008 01:58:36 PM
I wanna see evidence of all the Brits' LVs enjoying/being terrified by Eurovision :D I think I'll get all my stuffies together for a party. If the boyfriend doesn't want to play join in, he can go be a grown-up and play computer games in the other room ;)

Hmm, well Beatrix favours the Danish entry as it's very catchy, and the pirate song, whoever that was by (EDIT: just found out it was Latvia), but then she is a bit tipsy!!  Arnold likes all of them and even howled along with a couple, I think he liked the Azerbaizan entry though as they sounded kind of like dogs howling   :P  Personally I think I favour the strange mafia group from Croatia that featured a 75 year old man as dj/rapper  :o  Oh man you guys in the US, what are you missing...


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Post by: bethiej78 on May 25, 2008 09:06:02 AM
sounds like a blast!  sorry to be living in the US, just for today!! ;)

new pics of super monkey on the blog and a few on page 3!

and btw loops, i love the new beatrix pics!  the xbox pics are hilarious - sometimes when i am losing i try to eat the controller too!  :P  and the pic of you guys snuggling under the blanket is so adorable!!  :)

thanks for taking such good care of her, she looks like she's having a blast all the time!!!


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Post by: Mojen on May 25, 2008 10:23:31 AM
Hmm, well Beatrix favours the Danish entry as it's very catchy, and the pirate song, whoever that was by (EDIT: just found out it was Latvia), but then she is a bit tipsy!!  Arnold likes all of them and even howled along with a couple, I think he liked the Azerbaizan entry though as they sounded kind of like dogs howling   :P  Personally I think I favour the strange mafia group from Croatia that featured a 75 year old man as dj/rapper  :o  Oh man you guys in the US, what are you missing...

oooh, we liked the pirates too!

we're really quite sad and did our own scoring, though it did involve bonuses for removal of clothes and pointlessness of  "backing singers/dancers", as well as "shiny outfit" score  :D

Azerbaizan did really well in our scoring, we loved it! As did Greece

You non-European guys shold get over to Youtube, though that doesn't really cover the camp/badness parts, or have the sarcastic (and increasingly drunken) commentary of Sir Terry Wogan (the man is a living god!).  It really is something you have to experience to understand...


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Post by: FruityLoops on May 25, 2008 10:40:24 AM
You non-European guys shold get over to Youtube, though that doesn't really cover the camp/badness parts, or have the sarcastic (and increasingly drunken) commentary of Sir Terry Wogan (the man is a living god!).  It really is something you have to experience to understand...

LONG LIVE TERRY WOGAN, HE'S THE MAAAAN!!!!  Is it bad that we listen to his show with great delight on BBC Radio 2 on the way to work every morning?  I have a feeling that it might by default increase my age by 20 years!  ;D

thanks for taking such good care of her, she looks like she's having a blast all the time!!!

Oh you ain't seen nothing yet, tomorrow... are you ready .... we're taking her hopefully (assuming it's not monsoon conditions out there again like it was this morning!) to see .... the CHEESE ROLLING!!!  I'm imagining blank faces now, lol.  Every year basically a huge big cheese gets rolled down like our biggest hill, and a huge bunch of idiots throw themselves down one of the biggest hills in Cheltenham to try and catch it!!! (http://www.cheese-rolling.co.uk/ (http://www.cheese-rolling.co.uk/))  Some people come from other countries just to throw themselves down, it's madness, lots of people go away in ambulances!  I've been here for about 13 years now and never been to see it :o and Mr Loops hasn't been since he was a kid, so I thought this was the time.  I'm worried Beatrix might be a bit horrified mind but we shall see.  If all goes well I might even take a video of it, t he he.

And wow what an exciting trip last night for Super Monkey!!!  I'm pretty sure he's never been to anything like that before (unless he's been without me which is feasible obv since he flies all over the world) but I bet he totally loved it, he loves live music and I'm sure he really enjoyed watching the pirates swashing their buckle :D


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 25, 2008 05:42:14 PM
New photos of Elizabeths trip to Punikaiki and the pancake rocks - link in my signature (I hope lol)


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Post by: FruityLoops on May 26, 2008 05:16:25 AM
Oh you ain't seen nothing yet, tomorrow... are you ready .... we're taking her hopefully (assuming it's not monsoon conditions out there again like it was this morning!) to see .... the CHEESE ROLLING!!! 

OK cancel that, gale force winds and torrential rain didn't stop the cheese rolling but unfortunately it did stop us braving out :(  Doh!  Never fear though, I shall let Beatrix watch it on the news and we have another cheese related plan up our sleeves...


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Post by: Mojen on May 26, 2008 06:31:06 AM
OK cancel that, gale force winds and torrential rain didn't stop the cheese rolling but unfortunately it did stop us braving out :(  Doh!  Never fear though, I shall let Beatrix watch it on the news and we have another cheese related plan up our sleeves...


awww, I've always wanted to go cheese rolling, sounds like fun!


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Post by: bethiej78 on May 26, 2008 07:36:36 AM
Oh you ain't seen nothing yet, tomorrow... are you ready .... we're taking her hopefully (assuming it's not monsoon conditions out there again like it was this morning!) to see .... the CHEESE ROLLING!!!

OK cancel that, gale force winds and torrential rain didn't stop the cheese rolling but unfortunately it did stop us braving out :(  Doh!  Never fear though, I shall let Beatrix watch it on the news and we have another cheese related plan up our sleeves...

I have heard of that!!  I've even seen some video from past years.  It's too bad it's so rainy/windy there, but you're probably right that it would have horrified Miss B!  ;)


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Post by: beckashell on May 26, 2008 06:16:03 PM
Cheese rolling sounds like so much fun!! And i'm so jealous that Beatrix got to see Beatrix Potter and Harry Potter sites! I must visit them one day.

Baby Smiley and I had a great weekend. Since I didn't have to work for the long weekend we decided to go on a roadtrip with my friend to Pennsylvania. Even though we had a GPS we still got lost - this turned out to be great though because we got to visit 6 US states!! And i'd never been to Delaware or Maryland before either!
More info on page 3.


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Post by: Wildfyre on May 27, 2008 11:31:31 AM
Ack, I need to catch up on all the pictures!

We had a great weekend with Andie.. lots of road tripping, sightseeing, and some 4 wheeling. We're hoping to see Seattle and Mt St Helens in the next few weeks.. and then in June there's a car show outside of Portland, Oregon we're attending  ;D



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Post by: Mojen on May 28, 2008 02:43:54 PM
Gawd I'm shattered!

We've been on quite a hike today, well, an urban hike  ;D

I'll post some pics tomorrow, now, I need some sleep! (I'd forgotten how exhausting teenagers can be...)


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Post by: Mojen on May 29, 2008 04:42:13 AM
ok, there's 2 new blog posts up, including some "he has to be in London, there's big ben!" type pics!  (it's an on-going meme with the SO and me, most hollywood blockbuster type films will show either big ben, a London bus or cab when the 'hero' arrives in London...)


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Post by: curlygirl75 on May 29, 2008 07:17:40 AM
Aww, I love seeing everyone's adventures! I am so glad so many people have been posting pics.

Sheena and I are getting ready to head off for a long weekend to quilt camp! She told me she's never been to overnight camp before and was a little afraid of the swimming, horses and archery lessons, but I explained to her that it's a different kind of camp. We've planned lots of projects and already have the camera packed and ready to go.


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Post by: talyra on May 29, 2008 10:06:53 AM
Oh my lord, there isn't a smilie here that adequately expresses how much I was laughing at the indoor cheese rolling... Loops, you are a genius!

Well, I had my Eurovision party and you'll be pleased to hear that my boyfriend joined us! Aria was very well behaved but I'm afraid I can't say the same for my other stuffies... And on Tuesday we spent the afternoon in Tiverton, which was more interesting than it sounds. Pix on page 5!


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Post by: KiwiDragons on May 29, 2008 07:07:20 PM
Yay, I just bought some tickets for a Cardinals game on Sunday. Fun!


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Post by: kishcrafts on May 29, 2008 09:17:04 PM
Blossom and I got a chance to go to a golf tournament benefiting the Special Olympics today. She didn't get a chance to golf because the only clubs we had were for lefties and plus she is only 4 inches tall. :P She had fun and got a lot of sun!


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Post by: ckchan on May 30, 2008 07:30:28 AM
Gus and I are going to Texas this weekend!  Yay!  We've had a ton of fun these past few weekends.  We're currently at the airport.  Sorry for not updating, too busy!  :D

Gus - *Waves Hi to Beckashell*


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Post by: JennyBear on May 30, 2008 09:35:57 AM
So I took Trevor up to Seattle, WA with me over the Memorial Day weekend where I was having a mini reunion with my best friends from high school. (I'm 30 so I've known them for more than half my life now....crazy.) One (of many) reason I love them so much is that when I pulled out Trevor and explained why I had him, not only did they not think I was crazy but they started suggested different ways/places to pose him for the photos.

Photos from the trip on Trevor's blog (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com).


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 30, 2008 02:01:09 PM
got to love how friends do that, my besty lives in Chch, where we are going on Tuesday, and Im hoping she will be the same, shes pretty good at humouring me  :D aaaand shes a photography student (she skips courses cos she gets bored so I dont know how far through shes gotten)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on May 31, 2008 05:44:30 AM
Sounds like everyone's been busy!  We jumped on the zoo bandwagon, i need to put up some pics.  I've just put one up of Machida and some lovely girls he met at my brother's engagement party.  He's very popular with the ladies!

Yay, I just bought some tickets for a Cardinals game on Sunday. Fun!
Have fun!  I can't wait to see photots!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on May 31, 2008 07:42:23 AM
One (of many) reason I love them so much is that when I pulled out Trevor and explained why I had him, not only did they not think I was crazy but they started suggested different ways/places to pose him for the photos.

hur, I had the same from a friend who's my "yarn enabler" (she buys stuff for me and posts it over, tsk @ fab US shops not sending internationally!), she just assumed that Amigito was on a world tour  ;D

We had a BUSY day yesterday, and my baby (13) brother's been busy making things for him, so he now has a full bed, sleeping bag and jacket! (Jennybear, I'll pre-warn you now that they're not of the highest quality, but much love went into them!) and we did some more tourist sights in central London.

I've just gotta drop the kid off and I'll post another blog entry :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 31, 2008 12:24:15 PM
Sounds like everyone's been busy!  We jumped on the zoo bandwagon, i need to put up some pics.  I've just put one up of Machida and some lovely girls he met at my brother's engagement party.  He's very popular with the ladies!
I always had a hunch he was a ladies man.

I am going to the zoo next weekend! Nothing is going to stop me this time! I wanted to try and go to the Arch today, but I didn't get in bed until about 4am, so I slept too late to go. I also am going to try a trip on the ferry that runs down by the arch, I've never even done that so it should be fun.

I can't wait to check out the new Machida pictures!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on May 31, 2008 02:00:03 PM
Oh my lord, there isn't a smilie here that adequately expresses how much I was laughing at the indoor cheese rolling... Loops, you are a genius!

Well, I had my Eurovision party and you'll be pleased to hear that my boyfriend joined us! Aria was very well behaved but I'm afraid I can't say the same for my other stuffies... And on Tuesday we spent the afternoon in Tiverton, which was more interesting than it sounds. Pix on page 5!

Lol, well I had to do something since Beatrix was so disappointed that the weather meant we couldn't see the real thing!  The only downfall is how to top that!!  Well done for getting your boyfriend to join you btw, Mr Loops sat through nearly all the songs but then turned the xbox on so Beatrix, Arnold, the Asti Martini and I had to go upstairs to watch the end ;D

Seems like there's a lot of LV flirts around, whit-woo Machida with his girlfriends!!

What a helpful LV Trevor is, helping you make bags AND paying for a meal, if only he were a full sized man instead of a duck.... (t he he, don't tell Mr Loops ;))  Seriously loving your Chunk and Sloth chaps by the way JennyBear!

We've got some nice weather again at the mo, so today Beatrix has mostly been relaxing in the garden with some crafty magazines and looking after my runner beans.  Tomorrow we're off to Cheltenham Racecourse to go to a Steam Gala and ride the Steam trains and drink Rail Ale :D  Is there too much of a running alcohol theme in the things Beatrix and I do??  :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on May 31, 2008 05:00:12 PM
I am going to the zoo next weekend! Nothing is going to stop me this time! I wanted to try and go to the Arch today, but I didn't get in bed until about 4am, so I slept too late to go. I also am going to try a trip on the ferry that runs down by the arch, I've never even done that so it should be fun.

I can't wait to check out the new Machida pictures!

Zoo pictures are up!

We're leaving today for a weeks holiday in Mr Huff's home town, it's a 3 and half hour drive so a bit of a road trip too.  Should have lots of fun pics when we get back!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 31, 2008 09:54:03 PM
I don't have the pictures downloaded yet, but we managed to get down to the arch today-the ferry was full, but we made reservations for next weekend. I'll add all the pictures and the ones from the baseball game tomorrow.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 31, 2008 09:55:40 PM
Machida at the zoo is great! The platypusary is interesting-I can't say that I've ever heard that word before.

He looks pretty darned happy at the engagement part as well.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on June 01, 2008 02:34:28 PM
Baby Smiley and I have been having a fun weekend. Yesterday we went into NYC to see some of the sights - unfortunately it started to rain so we didnt get to stay as long as we wanted. Today we worked on Baby Smiley's scrapbook while watching some girly movies. We're going pretty well I think.

I can't believe that it's already June!! It's going to be so sad to say goodbye to BS, but I am excited to see Gus again and here about all his adventures. He's so lucky going to Texas this weekend!

I love reading about everyones travels - although it makes me feel like I havent done enough...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: panda on June 01, 2008 05:04:07 PM
We're still here. Maddie will be helping to get stuff ready for cub scout day camp next week. She will get to hang out with all those boys and there will be a few girls as well. Will post some more pics soon.

She is going to help get wood cut and drilled for the boys to make a folding table.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Oops Creations on June 02, 2008 07:33:09 AM
oy--- it has been ages since I posted on this thread.  my apologies.  Work internet access is spotty at best when it comes to craftster, and in the evenings i'm too busy taking my LV Clara around town to check the boards.

Hope everyone --especially my LV Linus-- is having a great time.  I look forward to reading about everyone's adventures later this month.

-oops creations.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: thanate on June 02, 2008 02:17:17 PM
hm... I have totally fallen behind with this gallery thing.  Oops.  There are vast quantities of pictures with Alistar from all over the place, but many of them are still on my camera, and most of them never made it to the internet.  Perhaps I'll see if I can do something about that at some point...  (although I suspect doing the scrapbook for RoaneFaery ought to take priority...)  But, you know, thought I should mention I'm not dead, and Alistar is still having a good time.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: DIY ho on June 02, 2008 02:37:03 PM
Count Cucumber and I went to a special park this weekend. I'm being vague because I want the pics to be a surprise for FlowerWitch. ;)  It's a park about an hour away from home, and I've wanted to go there since I discovered it online! So cool. (And I just realized this post is kind of a tease! ;D)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JennyBear on June 02, 2008 03:06:59 PM
I had to work at a fund-raising event on Sunday that was being held at someone's house (maybe 'estate' or 'mansion' is a better word) and at the end of the auction and to my great surprise the Gipsy Kings came on stage to perform! (They're one of my fav music groups.) Mind you, this was at someone's house...on their tennis court... so they were like...RIGHT there. So of course my first instinct is to haul Trevor out of my bag and start taking photos of him watching the performance. I haven't gotten a chance to post the photos yet but it was awesome. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on June 03, 2008 03:12:12 AM
omg... (bear with me while I go into teenager mode here)

I'M GOING TO SEE FOO FIGHTERS!

I mean, oh, how lovely, Amitgio will get to see the Foo Fighters this weekend!!

I might be a *tad* excited... tickets are sold out, but a friend of my SO happened to not be able to make it, so now I get to go!!

*bounces around the living room*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on June 03, 2008 05:14:45 AM
Mojen, I'd totally revert to teenager mode if I was going to see the Foo Fighters too ;) Well done on getting tickets!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: RoaneFaery on June 03, 2008 10:09:46 AM
hm... I have totally fallen behind with this gallery thing.  Oops.  There are vast quantities of pictures with Alistar from all over the place, but many of them are still on my camera, and most of them never made it to the internet.  Perhaps I'll see if I can do something about that at some point...  (although I suspect doing the scrapbook for RoaneFaery ought to take priority...)  But, you know, thought I should mention I'm not dead, and Alistar is still having a good time.  :)


No worries here!  I finally posted a few more pics of Rincewind on his gallery page.  I think I have almost recovered from the wedding.. although I still have to write out thank you notes. 

And a big thank-you to Thanate for the awesome wedding present that Rincewind brought. I love it so much!  It is one of my favorite gifts!  And my husband (it's still weird to call him that) loves it too.  I just don't think I'll let him have it in the kitchen since he makes a huge mess when he cooks and I don't want him to ruin it.  There is a pic of Rincewind holding it in his gallery. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: marylini on June 06, 2008 06:15:20 AM
hi everyone, i havent died either! it has been super busy and i havent been ale to keep up online but my lv Galvin is having a good time and will be home in time with his album and goodies!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on June 06, 2008 06:30:06 AM
I've been quite bad at updating the thread, but the blog is up to date!

In fact, I've added another entry today, which included a picture my brother (13) took!  He decided that Amigito might be homesick, so he made american style brownies (which all seemed to wander off on their own...) and a flag! It was so cute, he's never really shown an interest in crafty type stuff, but while he was here we knitted, we did origami and he made random things for Amigito!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on June 06, 2008 07:28:11 AM
Baby Smiley and I have been hard at work making his scrapbook. We are almost up to date!
I'm so proud of us


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on June 06, 2008 08:54:26 AM
Baby Smiley and I have been hard at work making his scrapbook. We are almost up to date!
I'm so proud of us

So ahead of the schedule!  We'll probably start working this weekend on some stuff this weekend.  We need to get pictures off the camera first though.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JennyBear on June 06, 2008 09:29:33 AM
I've been quite bad at updating the thread, but the blog is up to date!

In fact, I've added another entry today, which included a picture my brother (13) took!  He decided that Amigito might be homesick, so he made american style brownies (which all seemed to wander off on their own...) and a flag! It was so cute, he's never really shown an interest in crafty type stuff, but while he was here we knitted, we did origami and he made random things for Amigito!

Man, Amigito is getting so spoiled! (Those brownies look delicious.) That's so awesome that your brother crafted for Amigito, the flag is great. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 06, 2008 03:27:19 PM
Awwww...I had planned a "cruise" and dinner on a riverboat, but I got a call today that the coast guard (I didn't know they were involved in rivers) said no cruises until the river goes down a little. :( Who knows when that might be, we are in for more storms this weekend they say. Oh well, I'm still planning on the brewery and the zoo!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on June 06, 2008 03:44:54 PM
ORGANIZATIONAL POSTING:

EDIT!!!! Send out date EXTENDED to June 30th! No one should be sending late with this extension.


Please do not comment on this extension in the gallery, go to the original thread if you need to say something about it. thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on June 07, 2008 08:41:46 AM
thank you kish.  Deadlines here are hectic, though I have started the scrapbook :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 07, 2008 12:01:44 PM
Johann and I aren't doing much this weekend, mostly hanging around the house and crafting (including working on the scrapbook). But we have lots of fun stuff planned for the rest of the month, like mini golf, a wool festival, a concert, maybe a hike, and a rug felting class!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on June 07, 2008 03:39:51 PM
Man, Amigito is getting so spoiled! (Those brownies look delicious.) That's so awesome that your brother crafted for Amigito, the flag is great. ;D

heh, you'll be getting the flag, but sadly not the flag pole, he pinched one of my HUGE needles to make it, and I'd find a stick for you, but I'm pretty sure that's not allowed by customs  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on June 07, 2008 06:56:19 PM
I think I should post that Hammy and myself are alive and rocking it. After talking to Hammy's Mommy, I thought she might enjoy a surprise too! So that's why I've been lacking with the pictures. But I may put up some teasers if I can figure out what pictures are teasing enough. Anyway! Everyone looks like they're having tons of fun and it's very exciting to see! YAY!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: violette28 on June 07, 2008 10:52:51 PM
Wow! I just realized I haven't posted in a while. Linus and I are doing just fine. We've taked a lot of picture, but the computer cord is missing so no gallery updates.  :-[ Hopefully by Monday I'll get a new one and post some pictures.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 08, 2008 05:42:24 PM
Well, Mawson had another busy weekend. Saturday we toured the Anheuser Busch Brewery and had some free beer and today we went to the zoo! It was a load of fun.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on June 08, 2008 07:02:35 PM
Baby Smiley and I did the WALK FOR AUTISM today. No photos yet because we are exhausted - we were walking in 98 degree weather!! And tomorrow it's going to be 100+. I'm from Australia, so to me that's.... well, boiling point!! Farenheit is confusing!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on June 08, 2008 11:05:45 PM
Well, Mawson had another busy weekend. Saturday we toured the Anheuser Busch Brewery and had some free beer and today we went to the zoo! It was a load of fun.

Woo hoo!  Free beer!  Looks like it was a beautiful day at the zoo too!  I love the girl in the background of the ice cream store pic, too funny.

We just got back from our trip, looks like everyone's been really busy! I'm off to upload some photos!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 09, 2008 09:11:04 AM
Woo hoo!  Free beer!  Looks like it was a beautiful day at the zoo too!  I love the girl in the background of the ice cream store pic, too funny.

We just got back from our trip, looks like everyone's been really busy! I'm off to upload some photos!

Oh, the fun of candid photos.  :D That place was so crazy-I can't believe all the workers crammed in that little store.

Yeah, I'm sorry Mawson's face ended up blurred in most of the zoo photos, but my camera just couldn't handle focusing on the animal in the back AND the animal in the front!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kjlutz on June 09, 2008 11:45:32 AM
Yeah, I'm sorry Mawson's face ended up blurred in most of the zoo photos, but my camera just couldn't handle focusing on the animal in the back AND the animal in the front!  :)

I seem to be having the same problem trying to focus the photos... between the differences of depth and the differences of size it has been quite an adventure.  We took pictures of gina with a rocket and a train locomotive, but I'm not sure yet if they turned out or not...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on June 13, 2008 06:15:51 AM
Yeah, I'm sorry Mawson's face ended up blurred in most of the zoo photos, but my camera just couldn't handle focusing on the animal in the back AND the animal in the front!  :)

I seem to be having the same problem trying to focus the photos... between the differences of depth and the differences of size it has been quite an adventure.  We took pictures of gina with a rocket and a train locomotive, but I'm not sure yet if they turned out or not...

I have the same issues too.  I think my arms aren't long enough when I'm taking pictures by myself. 

And don't worry about Mawson being out of focus KiwiDragons, he's easy to recognise!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Sera unravled on June 13, 2008 03:25:10 PM
We have had such crappy weather lately that I haven't done anything with Kiki lately.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on June 14, 2008 05:05:32 AM
Damnit!!

Just realised, when we turned on the tv, that it's trooping the colour today!!!! ARGH!!

Also, much more fun, it's also the naked bike ride through London today

*sulks at missed photo opportunities*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on June 15, 2008 07:29:39 AM
Damnit!!

Just realised, when we turned on the tv, that it's trooping the colour today!!!! ARGH!!

Also, much more fun, it's also the naked bike ride through London today

*sulks at missed photo opportunities*

You say naked bike ride through London like it happens all the time.   :o  I wanna live in London!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: rira on June 15, 2008 07:46:08 AM
 :o

me too!


I dont know what trooping the color is, but almost everything mojen says she's doin sounds super fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 15, 2008 11:20:08 AM
We filled up the camera at the Wool Market yesterday. Today Johann is tired, so we  are going to chill and work on his scrapbook. I hope the Rite Aid has fixed their photo printing machine  ::) 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 15, 2008 01:25:27 PM
I've done so much stuff and have so many pictures, but I really need to get working on that scrapbook! I'm just so not good at that kind of stuff, so I'm not even sure how to get started. I have some ideas, I just hope I can pull them off.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on June 15, 2008 02:52:57 PM
You say naked bike ride through London like it happens all the time.   :o  I wanna live in London!  :D

Well, not ALL the time, just once a year  ;D

:o

me too!

I dont know what trooping the color is, but almost everything mojen says she's doin sounds super fun!

heh, ta ;D  Trooping the colour is the parade-y type thing they do for the Queens birthday, this year there was a 55 plane fly over!  There's always LOADS of ppl there, but it's a full on "get all the best uniforms and shiny caches/horse out" type event!  generally all pomp and circumstance, but still quite pretty and great for photos!  Sadly I realised it was on when I was at home (about a 40 mins travel away) and still in my PJs...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: marylini on June 16, 2008 01:38:22 PM
i finished my scrap book! but probably only because it is small and only has 12 pics that i chose!! i hope drinkdrankdrunk likes it...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on June 20, 2008 03:45:27 AM
It's suddenly gone all quiet!

I'm assuming everyone's working on their scrapbooks, as am I, so here's an "in progress" shot with Amigito 'helping' me!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on June 20, 2008 05:35:55 AM
It's super quiet, and as one of the contributers to the quietness let me say it's not for lack of stuff going on!!  I have taken Super Monkey on quite a few adventures since my last post - a Memorial Day bbq, the Bronx Zoo, a wedding shower in Boston (where we visited my alma mater!), a concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC, a community service event my company sponsored in the Bronx, and this weekend (since the sendout date has been extended - yay!) he'll be accompanying me to Philadelphia!!  I have tons of pics that I need to put up (and will try to do it tonight when I get home from work).  So we're both sorry for the lack of updates but we're doing well and loving reading about the other LVs when we have time!!

Cheers!
Bethiej and SuperMonkey


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on June 20, 2008 06:49:28 AM
Sorry that Baby Smiley and I have been absent! We haven't been doing a whole lot lately but that is about to change. Tonight we are driving to NYC to pick up my sister from the airport and then on Sunday we start our weeks tour which will take us to Canada! We are all very excited.

I posted a picture of Smiley and the welcome sign he helped me make in his gallery (page 3).

Oh and i'm very proud. Our scrapbook is completely up to date. And it is huge. I may go broke with postage costs :P I just couldn't stop printing photos. He's just so adorable!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on June 20, 2008 07:47:15 AM
Wow sounds like Super Monkey has been up to toooons of stuff!!!  :o  Unfortunately I haven't got to quite as many places as I hoped to with Beatrix but hopefully she's still had a great time and obv she still has the party to come where she'll get to meet some more of my friends ;-)

I've just ordered online my selection of photos for printing, kinda went over the top but luckily found an offer for 50 free prints, yey!  Will probably start looking at my scrapbook over the weekend, obv can't add the photos until they come through though but can look at layout etc, got all the other supplies though I think.

In case you all haven't spotted theres a few pages of new Beatrix piccies on her blog by the way!!! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Wildfyre on June 20, 2008 08:00:51 AM
I noticed everyone seemed to go quiet for a while there..  ???

We've just been crazy busy here.. I did get the scrapbook though and we've started working on it. It's so hard to find paper/stickers that fit most of the things we've done!

This weekend we'll make one last trip to Mt Rainier and to the Olympic National Forest.. then we'll let Andie relax before her long journey home   ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: curlygirl75 on June 20, 2008 08:51:40 AM
FruityLoops, where did you find the offer for the 50 free prints? I found a free shipping code for Kodak.com, but that was only $3.50 off. :( 

I have company coming this weekend and hopefully a festival to go to tomorrow with my family, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get the new photos in time for the send out date. I've been taking lots of pictures and collecting stuff for the scrapbook, but I really need to get going putting it together.

EDIT: I added a new pic to Sheena's gallery. She's missing home and Kish!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on June 20, 2008 10:03:14 AM
FruityLoops, where did you find the offer for the 50 free prints? I found a free shipping code for Kodak.com, but that was only $3.50 off. :( 


if you sign up for a new snapfish account you get 50 free prints
http://www2.snapfish.com/welcome?AID=5656610&PID=766044&SID=2317569485be29adf41c_s1

if you sign up with clar color you get 30 free prints: http://www.clarkcolor.com/registration

if you sign up with york photo you get your 1st 30 prints free and another 20 for 5 cents each!
http://www.yorkphoto.com/regcampaign

hope this helps!

if you signup with shutterfly.com you get 26 free prints: http://www.shutterfly.com/info/acquisition/member_benA.jsp?&rtype=L&rid=zPNPWE0dbww-Z5/i624Pqzihjl05XPpRKw&cid=AFLSHAB1294




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on June 20, 2008 10:14:53 AM
FruityLoops, where did you find the offer for the 50 free prints? I found a free shipping code for Kodak.com, but that was only $3.50 off. :( 

Fraid it was UK only type company :(  But for the other Brits in case you're in need of some free printing (I just had to pay 99p for postage), if you go to the Truprint main site and sign up you get 30 free prints, but if you use this link you get 50 free prints when you sign up instead ;)
http://www.truprint.co.uk/svp (http://www.truprint.co.uk/svp)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on June 20, 2008 10:30:50 AM
My DH took Rainy with him to Fort Moultrie today.  Hopefully he'll get some nice pics of her sitting on a cannon!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on June 20, 2008 02:11:14 PM
Fraid it was UK only type company :(  But for the other Brits in case you're in need of some free printing (I just had to pay 99p for postage), if you go to the Truprint main site and sign up you get 30 free prints, but if you use this link you get 50 free prints when you sign up instead ;)
http://www.truprint.co.uk/svp (http://www.truprint.co.uk/svp)

there's also Kodak UK (http://www.kodakgallery.co.uk/) (I think they're 20 free prints) and Foto.com (http://uk.foto.com/) (30 free prints, though I paid for some, and they were cheap!)

I think 100 should cover it...  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: panda on June 20, 2008 05:34:48 PM
Sorry it has been a little have been busy. Maddie is taking it easy this week and helping to get Arthur ready for Webelos Encampment this weekend. Then off to dukesfeast after that.

We have a couple pages of the scrapbook done.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on June 22, 2008 11:01:07 AM
Ack, I was supposed to get my teeth into the scrapbook today but something's hinky with the printer, and it's the boyfriend's so I have to wait till he gets back so we can figure out what it is - I think it might just be the ink cartridge but I don't know the printer and its quirks too well, so I better check.

Got it all planned out and ready to go, just got to sort this out and get printing pix ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kjlutz on June 26, 2008 07:22:59 AM
We're deadbeats here and haven't started the scrapbook yet (we're still busy doing fun things to fill it with)... gina is excited but is starting to miss catpants, so she made a card which I posted in the gallery.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on June 26, 2008 07:30:10 PM
Done-done... we're all done! I'm so done that I don't even have dear Hammy anymore. I miss him already :'(  (now it seems really early since the date got bumped up again, but I didn't know about it when I sent Mr.Hammy back home.)
As soon as Marylini gets the package, I can post all the pictures I still have on my camera of Hammy's California adventures!!!
YAY!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 26, 2008 08:38:11 PM
went back into my local IT place about my laptop which STILL isnt working right, even though it was fixed and it turns out the have no idea what the tech did as he hasnt written anything down  >:( and hes left!!!
So I had to drop it in AGAIN to see what they can do with it. Its been a pretty expensive paper weight for the last few days, keeps crashing and generally annoying me.
Still havent worked out how to put the scrap book back together, so Ill have to try and work that out later on tonight, Elizabeth and I are having to brave the rain to help out a mate of mine whos returning his Dads truck as his cars back in action (for another week at least lol)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on June 27, 2008 06:43:44 PM
Antoinette made it back home safe and sound! YAY! Make sure to keep an eye out for when ptarmic wumpus posts pics of the scrapbook and stuff Antoinette brought back home!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FlowerWitch on June 29, 2008 08:58:14 AM

Dudes i am back after a stupid illness and lack of internet (hospitals just dont have these things!!)  :D Cant believe how much has gone on, all the pics are great, i cant wait to see all the scrap books!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on June 29, 2008 08:34:35 PM
Hammy has made the journey home and marylini should have some pics of the scrapbook and other stuff ASAP.

keep an eye out for an update: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653265#msg2653265


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: panda on June 30, 2008 08:22:32 AM
Hey Ladies,
I have moved this to me gallery page.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on June 30, 2008 10:25:30 AM
Rainy is sad that she'll be missing our vacay to Myrtle Beach, but she's excited to get back home!   We'll have some last minute photos on the 6th, since that is my DH's birthday, but she'll go out first thing on the 7th  :'(  Sure will miss her.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on June 30, 2008 02:17:40 PM
My scrapbook is becoming more of a glorified photo album. I've got the odd ticket and stuff stuck in there but not much in the way of embellishment.

...although I'm not certain there would be a huge amount of space for extraneous shiny stuff, to be honest. I'm not even sure whether I've got "caption space" on some of the pages, I'm not decided yet how I'm going to label everything. Doesn't help that I don't have a clue about scrapbooking. Still, the photos are the important bit... right? :-[


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on June 30, 2008 03:32:12 PM
My scrapbook is becoming more of a glorified photo album. I've got the odd ticket and stuff stuck in there but not much in the way of embellishment.

...although I'm not certain there would be a huge amount of space for extraneous shiny stuff, to be honest. I'm not even sure whether I've got "caption space" on some of the pages, I'm not decided yet how I'm going to label everything. Doesn't help that I don't have a clue about scrapbooking. Still, the photos are the important bit... right? :-[

I think if you took good pics/had fun/are sending something to your partner that you would enjoy receiving, then all is well! Some might be embellishing to the extreme  :o while others might be making the pics the most important part of the album  8) ! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on June 30, 2008 04:30:33 PM
I got Galvin today!!!... well, to be exact, my boyfriend who lives with me got Galvin today. I'm in Northern California with my parents so I can't post any fantastic pictures till Sunday, sad. But I'm really excited, this has been SOOO much fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 30, 2008 04:36:12 PM
My scrapbook is becoming more of a glorified photo album. I've got the odd ticket and stuff stuck in there but not much in the way of embellishment.

...although I'm not certain there would be a huge amount of space for extraneous shiny stuff, to be honest. I'm not even sure whether I've got "caption space" on some of the pages, I'm not decided yet how I'm going to label everything. Doesn't help that I don't have a clue about scrapbooking. Still, the photos are the important bit... right? :-[

Mine is the same way. I have a few ticket stubs, but I am mostly focusing on the pictures.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 30, 2008 04:40:09 PM
Phew, Im glad Im not the only one making a glorified photo albulm lol. Already had a few arguments with SO over the albulm... mostly because I wanted to print all the photos and he informed me I wasnt printing 67 photos off our printer lmao  :D I suppose he had a point. Been glueing and sticking as much as I can, not much time now - Im back at work after the fortnight recovery of my tonsilectomy AND I forgot to take photos of the hospital room lol, there was a fountain just outside my room, the joys of private - it was like staying in a hotel  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on July 01, 2008 06:49:09 AM
Just buy a new ink cartridge for the printer when you're done, that way he can't complain :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on July 01, 2008 07:33:26 AM
lmao, hed find a way  ::) nah I think hes right, 67 pages at four phots a page may be a bit over the top  :D (just dont let him know Im agreeing with him)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on July 01, 2008 08:47:06 AM
My scrapbook is becoming more of a glorified photo album. I've got the odd ticket and stuff stuck in there but not much in the way of embellishment.

...although I'm not certain there would be a huge amount of space for extraneous shiny stuff, to be honest. I'm not even sure whether I've got "caption space" on some of the pages, I'm not decided yet how I'm going to label everything. Doesn't help that I don't have a clue about scrapbooking. Still, the photos are the important bit... right? :-[

Mine is the same way. I have a few ticket stubs, but I am mostly focusing on the pictures.

another "mainly a photo album" here, though most of that's cause I'm a bit crap at scrapbooking  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on July 01, 2008 11:28:59 AM
See, I like mainly photo albums... If there's one picture on a giant page filled with other stuff, only half of which is memory things-the other half store bought, I get bored. I've tried it. It's not my thing. So, I make it CRAZY photo time in my scrapbooks. That's just how I tend to roll...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FicklePegasus on July 02, 2008 09:09:07 AM
...I think I went a little snap-happy with my camera!  I think I have 100 or so pics! :o  I'm not printing them all out, of course lol.  I'll be sending a CD along with the scrapbook of the more important photos.  I 99% finished the scrapbook the other night.  I have a couple more things to put in it as embellishment.  Now to gather all the souveniers and such so Major G can make his trip back home (I hope none of his 'girlfriends' hitch a ride with him.  What a flirt!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on July 02, 2008 04:32:56 PM
...I think I went a little snap-happy with my camera!  I think I have 100 or so pics! :o  I'm not printing them all out, of course lol.  I'll be sending a CD along with the scrapbook of the more important photos.  I 99% finished the scrapbook the other night.  I have a couple more things to put in it as embellishment.  Now to gather all the souveniers and such so Major G can make his trip back home (I hope none of his 'girlfriends' hitch a ride with him.  What a flirt!)

 :D 

Rainy is getting ready for the Peach Festival on Friday!!  I was trying to find her a peachy dress to wear, but she said that peach isn't her color, so we'll go back and do some more shopping tomorrow!!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on July 02, 2008 04:54:23 PM
I have amassed over 500 pics of Blossom and her various activities. I had to wade through all of them over the past week and weed them down to about 300 LOL

:)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on July 02, 2008 05:08:34 PM
lmao. so we all took tons of photos and no doubt got even more strange looks from strangers, friends and family lol.
Elizabeth has been banned from publice social affairs (I still smuggle her in, not that we have been to any exciting ones worth smuggling her too)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JadedJenn on July 03, 2008 04:11:53 AM
I love Naga but I can honestly say that I never want to take another picture of him!  ;) I've printed out about 100 pictures (I'm not sure how many got taken). Of those, probably about 70-80 will go in the scrapbook. I've gone a little scrapbook crazy.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on July 03, 2008 09:50:58 AM
I am sad to see Blossom return home. :( Even mr.kishcrafts asked if she could come back and visit us again.  :'(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FicklePegasus on July 03, 2008 11:08:35 AM
I added one more pic of Major G to his gallery.  Link is in my sig  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on July 04, 2008 08:05:55 AM
Johann came back today!
He misses ptarmic wumpus, but he was also happy to be back home and tell me about all his adventures.
He also brought a lot of souvenirs!

Here you can see souvenirs and a few pages from the beautiful scrapbook:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653122#msg2653122


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 04, 2008 09:33:15 AM
Here you can see souvenirs and a few pages from the beautiful scrapbook:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653122#msg2653122
That alpaca picture is hilarious!

I am such a procrastinator. I'll be finishing my scrapbook this weekend and having my bf mail it out on Monday (since I'll be at work during PO hours). I have a wedding to go to today, so I probably won't get a lot done on it, but I plan on taking more pictures of fireworks with Mawson.

It's going to be fun seeing everyone return home! I hope all the LV's have a safe journey home.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on July 04, 2008 10:10:58 AM
Johann came back today!
He misses ptarmic wumpus, but he was also happy to be back home and tell me about all his adventures.
He also brought a lot of souvenirs!

Such a lovely scrapbook. Exactly what I envisioned. :) Great job ptarmic!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JennyBear on July 04, 2008 11:23:33 PM
So Trevor and I were walking down Hollywood Blvd. this morning and you'll never guess who we ran into... Slash!* He kindly posed for a photo with Trevor. Check it out in Trevor's Gallery.





*Not the real Slash.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on July 05, 2008 05:41:29 AM
So Trevor and I were walking down Hollywood Blvd. this morning and you'll never guess who we ran into... Slash!* He kindly posed for a photo with Trevor. Check it out in Trevor's Gallery.

*Not the real Slash.

That's so cool! 

We're just about to leave for the land of feather boas... (also known as gay pride), I realised earlier this week that Amigito would still be here!

now... tall men in hot pants with lots of glitter on, here we come!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: marylini on July 05, 2008 12:48:05 PM
Okay, for some reason it is impossible for me to repost in my gallery link...the page isn't loading and I keep trying, so I'll just post here instead to save my sanity!!!!

I received an awesome package from drinkdrankdrunk! Here are the amazing contents:


she sent me:

a flute, a hotters can cozy, handmade soap, a bracelet/ring, a double sward set, a shot glass, Birch (a seahorse made by drinkdrankdrunk to keep Hammy company), a library card for Hammy, a backpack, handmade bookmarks, four core value bracelets from the YMCA and some candy (which isn't pictured because my husband ate it already!.

Here is a close-up of Hammy. He arrived with a little pillow, a blanket, a sleeping mask and an outfit. He was very cozy in the box! Next to him is Birch, a seahorse drinkdrankdrunk made for him to have a friend for the trip back home.


Here is a close up of the bookmarks drinkdrankdrunk made:


Here is a close up of the scrapbook. She handpainted it and it is so nice!:


Here is one of my favorite pages (Hammy at a war re-creation fair!):


And my other favorite page, Hammy at the aquarium:


thank you so much drinkdrankdrunk for being such a great partner! it was such a fun experience!!! Hammy had a great time, too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on July 06, 2008 08:55:41 AM
A couple of teasers from yesterday's outing to London pride!

Amigito got carried around all day in various peoples pockets


Unless he was posing with glamorously dressed people... (it's amazing how many people were more than happy to pose for me/us!)


We had lots of people over and didn't get to sleep until about 3am, which is good, he'll be exhausted and should sleep for most of the journey home!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on July 07, 2008 10:56:26 AM
Please try to keep your photos in your mini gallery. Thanks!

NEW send out date is by July 11TH.  If you send out after that date,  your feedback will include comments about late sending. Thanks


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: RoaneFaery on July 07, 2008 11:39:27 AM
As I was looking over the photos of the souvenirs that the little visitors collected I realized one of Rincewind's is still at home!  And I have him with me at work all ready to go out too.. arg!  So.. hmm. I guess I could send out tomorrow.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on July 09, 2008 07:06:44 AM
OMG!!!!  I finally dropped Beatrix off at the post office, in the torrential rain, and it cost..... wait for it.... 52 ($101 US according to Google).  Seriously!!!  And that wasn't any super speedy post or anything, just the 5 days international post, ack!  I even took something out that was really heavy  :-\  More than double what I've ever had to pay for delivery before :o

Oh well, she's on the way home though now anyways.  And I've updated her mini gallery with a few recent piccies of the 20s party, work and Beatrix saying goodbye to some of her friends (the blog will be updated with full photos next week when she's nearly home)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on July 09, 2008 07:18:15 AM
 :o :o yikes (just to make it worse I think there is three dollars to the pound... but I could be wrong)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kjlutz on July 09, 2008 08:12:43 AM
Wow Fruity Loops, I can't believe that postage cost.  I don't think I will ever complain about Canada Post again...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: RoaneFaery on July 09, 2008 08:23:52 AM
When I went to ship Rincewind yesterday it was also more expensive than I thought it would be.  The clerk at the store mumbled something about gas prices making the rates go up. I had to choose the slower shipping since I didn't want to pay over $50US for shipping.  Guess I should have made a lighter scrapbook. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on July 09, 2008 08:29:44 AM
Wow Fruity Loops, I can't believe that postage cost.  I don't think I will ever complain about Canada Post again...

I know, I'm really not sure what I had in there to make it that heavy but I've never heard anyone having had to pay a higher postage than that on any swaps yet!!  Impressive eh.  Lol so much for needing to be careful with money this month  :-\  Don't think I'll be telling Mr Loops ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on July 09, 2008 02:27:57 PM
I divided my package up (Aria went with her souvenirs and the scrapbook went on its own) when I found out it was going to cost me nearly fifty pounds, and it came out at 25 instead. To send both parcels to the same address ::) I know it's not ideal but I just can't afford fifty quid for postage.

I just hope they both get there now. Maybe I should have asked the post office lady to tape them together after they went in, LOL.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on July 09, 2008 02:33:25 PM
I divided my package up (Aria went with her souvenirs and the scrapbook went on its own) when I found out it was going to cost me nearly fifty pounds, and it came out at 25 instead. To send both parcels to the same address ::) I know it's not ideal but I just can't afford fifty quid for postage.

Dang good idea, can't believe it saved you that amount, bargain!  Wish I'd thought of it, bah!! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: thanate on July 09, 2008 02:43:51 PM
Ugh-- I'm glad neither Alistar nor I got any large souvenirs, and his journal was small enough to fit back into the flat rate box he came in.  As it was, the lady at the post office took a look at the weight and told me I was halving my cost by using flat rate. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on July 09, 2008 02:55:39 PM
I divided my package up (Aria went with her souvenirs and the scrapbook went on its own) when I found out it was going to cost me nearly fifty pounds, and it came out at 25 instead. To send both parcels to the same address ::) I know it's not ideal but I just can't afford fifty quid for postage.

Dang good idea, can't believe it saved you that amount, bargain!  Wish I'd thought of it, bah!! ;)

A few people did it that way last time, I really didn't want to and if I'd had the money I'd have sent it as was. I'd have preferred to send it all together - less to worry about!

Do you have an international flat rate service in the US, thanate? I think the flat rate thing is a great idea, wish they did something like that for us.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: thanate on July 09, 2008 03:18:09 PM
Do you have an international flat rate service in the US, thanate? I think the flat rate thing is a great idea, wish they did something like that for us.

Sort of.  There are 3 sizes (well, two volumes, but the smaller one comes in 2 shapes) of flat rate boxes and one size envelope that are flat rate within the US, and you can send them to other countries for a higher flat rate that varies from country to country.  It is pretty convenient, although you have to keep an eye on it and make sure that you're not sending something so light weight it ends up costing more than the flat rate.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on July 09, 2008 03:59:09 PM
Do you have an international flat rate service in the US, thanate? I think the flat rate thing is a great idea, wish they did something like that for us.

Actually if you go to the Royal Mail website and into the online shop (see under airsure/airpack/signed for) they do actually do a flat rate envelope to worldwide locations, but they don't seem to do boxes, just different sizes of envelopes, so wouldn't have been useful for this swap anyway I guess.  The airpack ones have max weights and I don't think you'd save much, but the airsure and signed for ones don't have an indicated max weight. 

I only spotted those recently, I wish I'd known about it before I did the chocoholics swap last as I fit everything in a jiffy bag and it cost 25 or sommat (it was a jampacked full heavy jiffy full of chocolate!) but could have got away with paying 7 evidentally!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on July 09, 2008 04:21:51 PM
Gus arrived home today!! I was so excited!
He came in a huge box with so many souvenirs! Have a look at them all on page 3.
THANK YOU ckchan! xo


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on July 10, 2008 09:01:31 AM
Whew!  Gus got home safe.  Post office can be a pain sometimes. 

I'm glad you enjoy everything!  Gus was wonderful!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: panda on July 10, 2008 04:53:09 PM
Mel arrived today. All excited to get out of his box and ready to show off everything. Pictures in my gallery.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on July 10, 2008 05:14:51 PM
Whew!  Gus got home safe.  Post office can be a pain sometimes. 

I'm glad you enjoy everything!  Gus was wonderful!

Yup, he's home safe. Thank you so much for everything. It was wonderful!! Especially the cactus. SO CUTE!!

I hope that Baby Smiley arrives home today. I miss him already. I used to carry him everywhere in my pocket.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on July 10, 2008 08:07:14 PM
Baby Smiley's photos are all posted here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/)

Sorry I didn't send you a photo cd ckchan, I couldn't get it to work.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on July 11, 2008 06:26:31 PM
Baby Smiley arrived today!  Go to page 3 to see the awesomeness!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on July 11, 2008 06:32:19 PM
Baby Smiley arrived today!  Go to page 3 to see the awesomeness!!!

Oh yay! I was beginning to get worried. The kids have been asking where Baby Smiley is. They seem to prefer him to Gus.

I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for such a fun swap! I want to do it all over again.

Oh and Legally Blonde was FANTASTIC. I have it on tv (it was on MTV at Thanksgiving). You can also find it all on Youtube.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on July 11, 2008 10:14:57 PM
Everyone's scrap books look so much fun!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who went picture crazy!  :P Anyway, I FINALLY got the pictures of of Galvin and his New York escapade...and all my wonderful gifties! I also put up some pictures of Hammy's adventures that I didn't want to put up before as not to kill the fun for Marylini! I've had tons of fun!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JadedJenn on July 14, 2008 04:18:05 PM
Rhaegal is home! You can go to the mini gallery here. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653926#msg2653926)

It looks like everyone's visitor's had a lot of fun! This swap has been great. I'd defiantly do it again!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bigfatroses on July 14, 2008 06:34:54 PM
Yay!  I've posted pics:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653211#msg2653211


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: sunnydays914 on July 14, 2008 07:27:15 PM
Maddie came home today! I posted pictures on page 3.
Thanks for organizing this kishcrafts and flowerwitch1 This was great fun.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 15, 2008 03:36:11 PM
Machida made it home from Australia today. He came with a boxful of goodies and a few new friends as well.

Check out a few pictures here. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501)

I feel like my package is totally not good enough after receiving this. Huff was certainly an amazing partner!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Wildfyre on July 15, 2008 04:07:15 PM
Aria arrived home safe and sound yesterday! I posted pictures here - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653677#msg2653677 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653677#msg2653677)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on July 15, 2008 04:34:55 PM
Wheee! Glad everything seems to have arrived safely. :D

And is it wrong of me to be sliiiightly jealous of Andie getting to look round the giant bead shop? ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Wildfyre on July 15, 2008 04:59:14 PM
Wheee! Glad everything seems to have arrived safely. :D

And is it wrong of me to be sliiiightly jealous of Andie getting to look round the giant bead shop? ::)

I don't think so.. I'm incredibly jealous of Aria after looking at her scrapbook lol

Andie couldn't bring the store back to you.. but she's bringing the next best thing  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 15, 2008 05:42:21 PM
I'm definitely jealous of Machida. I don't know that I'll ever get to see Australia and he got to see and and do so much! I guess being jealous of a stuffie is part of this swap! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on July 15, 2008 06:02:22 PM
I'm definitely jealous of Machida. I don't know that I'll ever get to see Australia and he got to see and and do so much! I guess being jealous of a stuffie is part of this swap! ;)

I too am so jealous of all the super cool places/states/countries our lv's have gotten to see. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on July 15, 2008 06:56:05 PM
Machida made it home from Australia today. He came with a boxful of goodies and a few new friends as well.

Check out a few pictures here. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501)

I feel like my package is totally not good enough after receiving this. Huff was certainly an amazing partner!

Seeing this package made me miss Australia (my real home) so much!!
Will we get to see inside the scrapbook?? I love seeing inside the LVs books!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: sunnydays914 on July 15, 2008 07:23:01 PM

I feel like my package is totally not good enough after receiving this.

No joke! Panda spoiled Maddie and me rotten! There is no way what I included was close to what she sent me.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 15, 2008 07:34:05 PM
Machida made it home from Australia today. He came with a boxful of goodies and a few new friends as well.

Check out a few pictures here. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501)

I feel like my package is totally not good enough after receiving this. Huff was certainly an amazing partner!

Seeing this package made me miss Australia (my real home) so much!!
Will we get to see inside the scrapbook?? I love seeing inside the LVs books!

Sure I can take some pictures of the inside of the scrapbook. It's very long though, so I won't do all of them. I'll get on that tonight.

EDIT: OK, I added some pages from the scrapbook. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Huff really knows how to put a scrapbook together!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on July 15, 2008 07:41:37 PM
I think it would be fun for each of us to post pics of our favorite pages. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FicklePegasus on July 16, 2008 08:32:36 AM
I posted Rainy's return and her haul from her trip to South Carolina!  The link is in my sig  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: JennyBear on July 17, 2008 09:48:59 AM
YAY! Amigito is HOME! and wow...he brought home LOTS of goodies. LOTS! Mojen is the bestest. Thank you so much! I love Jammie Dodgers!!

So every time I try to get to my LV Swap Gallery post my browser crashes (I've tried it on at least 3 computers, all crash) so I just posted the photos on Trevor's blog:

http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com/2008/07/amigito-is-home.html (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com/2008/07/amigito-is-home.html)

check out all the awesome stuff I got!

(There's no scrapbook yet because Mojen sent 2 separate packages. TWO!)

 



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: DIY ho on July 17, 2008 09:54:25 AM
Mango's home! And he brought a surprise! :D

Pics posted; link in my signature. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FlowerWitch on July 17, 2008 09:59:05 AM

I'm so glad you liked everything, but looking at the others i feel i didnt send enough?!  :-\ Sorry!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: DIY ho on July 17, 2008 10:08:13 AM
I'm so glad you liked everything, but looking at the others i feel i didnt send enough?!  :-\ Sorry!!

Heck, no! That package was heavy enough, trust me! ;)  And you MADE two (count 'em, TWO) things off my wists! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FlowerWitch on July 17, 2008 10:40:00 AM

lol as long as your happy, i'm happy!!  :D I am pretty good at stalking!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on July 17, 2008 10:23:34 PM
If anyone is having issues with putting their new pics in their mini gallery please feel free to post them here at the end of the gallery. seems like all the pics in one posting are causing a few of you some problems so you have my permission to post them here.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on July 17, 2008 11:38:28 PM
Photos now in my mini gallery :D  And now I must rush off to work as I'm late, argh!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on July 18, 2008 04:16:56 AM
YAY! Amigito is HOME! and wow...he brought home LOTS of goodies. LOTS! Mojen is the bestest. Thank you so much! I love Jammie Dodgers!!

So every time I try to get to my LV Swap Gallery post my browser crashes (I've tried it on at least 3 computers, all crash) so I just posted the photos on Trevor's blog:

http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com/2008/07/amigito-is-home.html (http://trevortheduck.blogspot.com/2008/07/amigito-is-home.html)

check out all the awesome stuff I got!

(There's no scrapbook yet because Mojen sent 2 separate packages. TWO!)

I'm so relieved he's made it!  I have to quickly explain a couple of the things in the package, cause I stupidly left the note here  ::)

the jammy dodgers were cause I kind of staked you... and you'd posted somewhere that Amigito and you loved them!

I was hoping they'd turn up together, but it's cheaper for us to post "printed papers" separate for some odd reason...

can I also point out that the mag I included is our equivalent of national enquirer?! I felt kind of embarrassed buying it...  ::) (I'll send you a pm with more explanations!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Mojen on July 19, 2008 11:16:41 AM
Trevor's home!

and he brought a friend/stalker/fan/girlfriend (not sure which yet, I think I need to give him beer and make him spill the beans...)

but said friend was quite attached (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mojen/2681791361/) when they arrived!

There's some more pics, including some REALLY yummy yarn, on the gallery, and on the blog (in about an hour...)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: gwenyvarr on July 19, 2008 02:40:41 PM
Poona photos will be posted soon.  It's been psycho here between summer break, business trips and sickies...

Check back tomorrow.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: ghilie on July 20, 2008 06:33:45 PM
Guster's home!  I posted pictures in my gallery on page 2.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: beckashell on July 21, 2008 04:54:55 PM
Kish, Sheena is adorable. Do you have a pattern for her?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on July 21, 2008 05:13:22 PM
yeah i do. . . somewhere. i will look for it when i get my computer back from the money hungry computer repair shop. lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: bethiej78 on July 21, 2008 06:51:27 PM
Though I am leaving the country for 2 weeks starting tomorrow (Israel-bound - my first trip there!) I managed to grab some quick piccies of the LOVELY package I just received from FruityLoops.  Everyone else should bow down because this package is THE BOMB!  Thanks so much, Loops!  Pics in my mini-gallery.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: FruityLoops on July 22, 2008 12:08:31 AM
Though I am leaving the country for 2 weeks starting tomorrow (Israel-bound - my first trip there!) I managed to grab some quick piccies of the LOVELY package I just received from FruityLoops.  Everyone else should bow down because this package is THE BOMB!  Thanks so much, Loops!  Pics in my mini-gallery.

Phew, I'm sooooo relieved that Beatrix is home, I was starting to worry!!!  I hope she's not too big-headed after her world travels.  Brill piccies too, I hope you like everything ;)  Have a brilliant holiday :D


And now she's arrived I can say that all the latest piccies are on her blog (link below) from my bday party, Miss B's last day at work, departure and Super Monkeys return with piccies from all the pages of the scrapbook I received from Bethiej78 ;)  I didn't want to put them up before you received as there's some piccies of the stash on there!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kjlutz on July 22, 2008 09:14:54 AM
I've posted picks of Ellie's Return on Page three. 

Thank you so much catpants for everything.  Ellie had a great time (and is making all of us jealous with her travels). 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: talyra on July 23, 2008 09:02:20 AM
Andie arrived back today with the most amazing package in tow! Pics on page five, link in my siggy - I could have posted more but they are quite big as it is, and I didn't want to lose the detail by resizing. I'm going to be totally buried under the books and leaflets Wilfyre sent over the next few days, finding out about the places Andie went and developing serious stuffie envy ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: Huff on July 23, 2008 04:40:05 PM
I feel like I fell off the face of the earth, stupid moving did something to my computer and it wouldn't let me do ANYTHING!  Lucky I got my pics of Mawson and his wonderful package posted before the insanity began!  Check out page 1 for the gallery!

I've been carting Mawson and his little brag book around with me and showing everyone i know!  They're all totally jealous (me too!) of Mawson. 

Oh and I've been cracking up over the videos of Mawson's trip!  I have to figure out how to post them!  KiwiDragons, they're fantastic!

Is it strange that I intend to get an enlargement of one of Mawson's photos - one with the St Louis Arch, iconic- frame it and put it up in my living room?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on July 23, 2008 05:11:08 PM
i dont think that is strange at all. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 23, 2008 07:19:10 PM
I feel you on the computer issues Huff! My laptop's Internet capabilities died a few days ago and it's been in for repair. I can use my desktop, but it's soooooo slow-it's almost unbearable.

I brought my scrapbook into work and all the ladies I work with just thought everything was so adorable. I think more than a few people (including myself) are totally jealous of Machida's adventures.

I managed to post some of the videos on You Tube and if Best Buy doesn't wipe my hard drive, I can try and post the rest when I get my computer back. I couldn't just take him to the festival and not have him participate a little bit!

It's really neat that you want to enlarge one of the pictures! Why not? It's not everyday a member of the family gets to travel abroad.

:)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: thanate on July 28, 2008 05:14:10 PM
...So as some of you might remember, Rincewind got sent out almost three weeks ago, and I promptly went on vacation right before he arrived.  But now I'm back, and have let him out of his box, and pictures are finally up in my gallery post. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653297#msg2653297)  You should all go check out RoaneFaery's fantastic scrapbook!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 Gallery
Post by: kishcrafts on August 02, 2008 02:13:26 PM
I am pleased to say that every LV has made it home safe and sound. I am going to give everyone 1.5 more weeks to get their pictures posted. If you cannot post pics, please send me and your partner a PM and let us know. If you do not have pictures posted by then your feedback will be changed to reflect that. Thanks!