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Title: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on January 05, 2009 06:36:18 AM
Lets see some goodies!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FunThreads on January 05, 2009 01:43:09 PM
Get those wist buttons ready I received my package from Atsuko. It was like opening my own personal treasure chest. It was packed with stunning pieces. I did my best to photograph everything but it still doesn't do the pieces justice.

First up 3 pendants that were custom made for me and a pearl pendant. The swarvsky piece is for my mother. It's the birthstones in order of all her children and grandchildren.


Four fun scrabble pendants on black cords and a set of super fun hula girl notecards. Which rock :D


A lovely green pendant on a chain and a set of cherry themed necklace and earings. These all sparkle brightly in person.


Wait theres more.....................

A chainmaille bracelet, lovely blue pendant bracelet with matching earings, and wonderful dangling loop earings.


And the most amazing pieces........

A swarvsky crystal and pearl memory wire bracelet which is absolutely stunning! The picture doesn't come close to seeing it in person. A fun beaded memory wire bracelet with matching earings.


THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH ATSUKO!

Now I'm going to slink away and get busy, busy, busy :P


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on January 05, 2009 02:15:45 PM
Very pretty things, atsuko!  :)  I especially love the Swarovski pendant for funthreads' mom.  What a sweet keepsake.  I am sure she will cherish it!

And the memory wire bracelets look great!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on January 05, 2009 02:19:15 PM
oh oh! love the goodies!  love them all but my fav is the fun memory bracelet and earrings....and and the cherries~!!!!   what a wonderful way to start out the gallery!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 05, 2009 02:35:00 PM
Wow!  A whole lot of sparkly goodness.  I would pick a favorite, but immediately change my mind, it is all beautiful.   :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 05, 2009 03:04:52 PM
WoW! Beautiful stuff! I really like the pearl bracelet and the cherry set! Great job!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on January 05, 2009 03:12:17 PM
Its a small jewelry store! Love the cherry set and the chain maille!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on January 05, 2009 03:18:02 PM
You made some beautiful jewelery, atsuko!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on January 05, 2009 03:20:43 PM
What a treasure trove!!! Really beautiful job Atsuko! The 'cherry' earrings are sweet! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: brilor on January 05, 2009 04:43:38 PM
ooh so pretty! I love the pendant for your mom!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on January 05, 2009 05:20:58 PM
Ooo! Atsuko that's enough to make a pirate's stash, hee hee!

Great designs, beautiful as always!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on January 05, 2009 05:36:22 PM
Wow! Atsuko, great stuff.  I especially like the cherry set.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: ckchan on January 05, 2009 07:29:31 PM
great stuff atsuko!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 05, 2009 07:31:06 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone!  I had a blast crafting for Funthreads.  We've done lots of personal swaps and it was fun to finally do an IYP together.  Thanks for being my partner Funthreads!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SpottedFrog on January 05, 2009 08:12:18 PM
love those memory wire bracelets!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: gingerquilts on January 06, 2009 06:19:31 AM
Wow!  Great start to the gallery.  I'd better get off of "cracktser" and get crackin'!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: koalascout on January 06, 2009 07:00:40 AM
Koo stuff


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FunThreads on January 06, 2009 09:56:23 AM
Thanks for being my partner Funthreads!!!

Anytime ;D

I can't wait to see what fun treasures you made for kittykill.

Actually I can't wait to see what goodies every is making. It's like waiting for Christmas presents to arrive all over again.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 06, 2009 12:23:39 PM
smacckk received her package all the way to Malaysia ALREADY!

I am amazed.

anyways - she can't post photos so I am going to put some up.

jewelry pics didn't turn out great - lousy lighting this time of year in my area - but here is a close up of the pendant which came from the site I bought it:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=201264)
and here is the jewerly I made her mom - blue lace agate, peridot to match the pendant, snow jade and some garnet for contrast:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=207628)

and the earrings I made for her sister (hope they aren't too heavy!) that are sort of fantasy meets seashore  :-\
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=207629)

some of the fabrics - after I got everything else in the box I added more to make sure it was totally stuffed (flat rate, you know?) but I didn't get pics of the last pieces - some are just fat quarters, but there should be enough of at least a couple to make a dress for her, and I tried to include some that coordinated a bit to help with that - she had one pattern that was alternated rows with various color fabrics so thought maybe...


patterns that were ones she picked or that were similar to ones she picked - I hope that you can make some of the short dresses long by extending the skirt and you are talented enough of a seamstress I am sure you can pull it off!

also shows buttons, a gross of hook and eyes (don't ask), and some of those magnetic purse closures - those are cool by the way!

I hope you can borrow a camera and get some action shots of the jewelry - and I am glad you liked it all. Send me a link when you make that maxi dress - I really want to see it!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on January 06, 2009 12:24:55 PM
What a great box of fun stuff!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 06, 2009 12:31:41 PM
What a great box of fun stuff!

she is a fun person and has a ton of talent - which she has been making dresses without patterns! I am excited to see what she can do with a real dress pattern!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on January 06, 2009 12:35:47 PM
what great goodies!!! like having christmas again!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Gomerriffic on January 06, 2009 12:46:41 PM
I can't believe the gallery is already up! the jewelry is lovely and you can never have enough fabric! :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FunThreads on January 06, 2009 01:17:27 PM
Great package of goodies. Can you post a slightly larger photo of the necklace that you made? It looks really pretty. I would love to see more of it :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on January 06, 2009 01:21:48 PM
ack!  I am too far behind


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 06, 2009 01:34:20 PM
Great package of goodies. Can you post a slightly larger photo of the necklace that you made? It looks really pretty. I would love to see more of it :D

it was supposed to be clickable but it wasn't clicking - now it is! the pic I have is horrid though, so I am hoping that smacckk will be able to post a better one - it was so dark and dreary here for so long that I just couldn't get a decent photo of it.

I did have a blast making the earrings - her sis wanted dangling and full of treasure hunt type stuff, LOL! that was fun.

ack!  I am too far behind

you aren't behind! I am as usual ready for this round because I had partners way long before sign ups started, but I still have to make my other partner's necklace - though the pendant finally came! woot!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 06, 2009 02:26:56 PM
Thanks for being my partner Funthreads!!!
Anytime ;D 
I can't wait to see what fun treasures you made for kittykill.

Yipee!!  I'm gonna hold you to that!
:) 

Beautiful jewelry Ronda!  I really love the necklace!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sunspotted on January 06, 2009 04:56:59 PM
Nice gallery so far.  I'm not a jewelry person but I like looking at pictures of it.   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on January 06, 2009 08:45:18 PM
Wow!  Great package Ronda.  I love the fabrics!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on January 06, 2009 11:52:41 PM
I managed to borrow a camera so I'll be posting some action shots of the jewelry tonight! Or tomorrow morning. It all depends on how lazy I am ::) I'll have to post some close ups too because you can't see the gorgeous charms on the earrings!! THERE'S A UNICORN!!!! Ooooh, and I must show everyone the 10 YARDS of fabric that will soon be turned into a maxi dress :D

I've been spoiled rotten :D





Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 07, 2009 06:28:04 AM
I managed to borrow a camera so I'll be posting some action shots of the jewelry tonight! Or tomorrow morning...

oh good! I am glad you found a camera, and hope you can get your mom to model that necklace/bracelet as I would love to see them on her!

and I can't wait to see what you do with that fabric! You will have to send me pics as you create!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: MandyLikesPie on January 07, 2009 07:13:14 AM
ack!  I am too far behind

No you're not. I haven't started either! We're totally on the same page.  :D

Awesome goodies so far! I especially like atsuko's cherry earrings--too cute.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on January 07, 2009 02:33:02 PM
ack!  I am too far behind

No you're not. I haven't started either! We're totally on the same page.  :D

Awesome goodies so far! I especially like atsuko's cherry earrings--too cute.  :)

thanks!  I am glad  I am not the only one


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on January 07, 2009 02:57:41 PM
Awesome jewelry from everyone! I love atsuko's green pendant (sparkly!) and RondaS's green pendant (sparkly!). Hmmm, anyone see a pattern? ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on January 07, 2009 04:08:20 PM
I have a buttload of pictures. I received from atsuko too and I am totally blown away! THANK YOU SOOOOOOO much! Seriously! I am in totally awe! You rocked my world, plus the more we talk, the more I realize that we are kindred spirits :D.. Here ya go! Lots of action shots.












Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 07, 2009 04:22:57 PM
Ooh, exciting!!  Thanks for all the awesome action shots KittyKill.  Everything looks great on you! I had fun!!  :)  I just wanted to point out that LaughingLark made the awesome flower skull charms.  I got them in the Shop the Swap swap.  I am hoarding them, but I just thought they were so you.  :)  I also wanted to say that I love your tattoo. It's really beautiful and such a sweet tribute to your love.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on January 07, 2009 04:30:43 PM
I love your jewellery, atsuko! The branch bracelet is so pretty!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: batgirl on January 07, 2009 04:49:17 PM
Oh wow, that stuff is all just gorgeous!!! *note to self: swap with Atsuko some day!* :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on January 07, 2009 05:02:32 PM
Oh my gosh, I should have checked the gallery sooner!

funthreads, such pretty and bright colors. Love the jewelry.

smacckk, great package! I really love that pendant!

kittykill, sweet package! I love the notecards. Are those barrettes little pincushions??  So awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on January 07, 2009 05:30:24 PM
Wow, what a jewelry haul, kittykill! atsuko, you do such beautiful work, and it's so perfect for kittykill!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on January 07, 2009 06:27:04 PM
I love all of it so much. Man! I never realized I was one shade away from Glow in the Dark :D.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on January 07, 2009 06:46:30 PM
Ooh, it's all soooo pretty!  :)  I love the branch bracelet the most.  I have those little wooden skull beads, too.  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: MandyLikesPie on January 08, 2009 04:24:00 AM
LOVE the little pincushiony hair clips! Wonderful package again, atsuko!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on January 08, 2009 06:09:44 AM
I managed to get some action shots of the jewelry RondaS sent me! But they aren't very good because they were taken at night - with not very good lighting - which is the only time they are free :D This must be the worst quality pictures ever :P I miss my camera :(

Here's one of my mum looking like a child on Christmas morning! ;D She'd kill me if she knew I posted this :P





Here's one with the matching bracelet

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=208095)

And one of my sister's earrings! She wouldn't let me show her face ::)



The TEN YARDS of amazing yellow fabric with gray flowers!



Ignore the purple-ish pink-ish bits at the background that's my bed sheet :P And the photo doesn't really show the color :-[ BUT look how nicely it flows!!



Thank you again Ronda!! :-*




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on January 08, 2009 06:58:20 AM
Aw, your mom is so cute!  Hehe.  I love my mommy.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 08, 2009 07:51:35 AM
Yea for action shots!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: MandyLikesPie on January 08, 2009 08:01:12 AM
Aw, tell your mom she's beautiful! And gorgeous jewelry as always, Ronda.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on January 08, 2009 08:13:34 AM
Wow, I can't even believe all this awesome jewelry!!!  I'm pretty sure that I love every single thing!

Kittykill, that stuff looks so great on you!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on January 08, 2009 08:23:19 AM
all the pretty baubles!!  kittykill those are sooo pretty and beautimus on you!  I love the green drop...fits perfect with your tat!  that fabric is luscious ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: ckchan on January 08, 2009 08:28:29 AM
Great job Atsuko!  That jewelry is beautiful and looks great on kittykill!

Beautiful jewelry RondaS.  It looks great in the action shot too!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: batgirl on January 08, 2009 09:11:32 AM
Great stuff! You Mom is lovely!!

I am in love with the red and blue necklace, Kittykill/Atsuko. It's so pretty!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 08, 2009 12:56:16 PM
smacckk - your mom looks so happy! I am glad she likes the set, and your sister not wanting to show her face sounds much like my daughter who hides behind her hand, LOL!

thanks for the compliments peeps!

but personally - I can't wait to see what gets created out of some of that fabric that got sent to smacckk - she is very talented!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 08, 2009 01:01:53 PM
I am in love with the red and blue necklace, Kittykill/Atsuko. It's so pretty!

Heehee and I am in love with your owl soaps Batgirl.  They are amazing!!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: batgirl on January 08, 2009 01:03:34 PM
We simply must swap sometime, dahlink!  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on January 08, 2009 03:16:52 PM
That necklace is so pretty! This gallery is awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on January 08, 2009 06:07:06 PM
I told my mum a few of you said she is really pretty and she went "WHAAAAT? YOU POSTED MY PICTURE ON THE INTERNET!!??" ;D

but personally - I can't wait to see what gets created out of some of that fabric that got sent to smacckk - she is very talented!

Ronda
Blessings!

Ronda, I am still working on some stuff for you. And if you keep telling me to make stuff from the fabric you sent, YOU WILL NEVER SEE YOUR PACKAGE because it will never be done! LOL


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 08, 2009 06:09:54 PM
We simply must swap sometime, dahlink!  ;)

Indeed!!   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: CJKJ on January 10, 2009 05:23:37 AM
Very nice packages!  I really like the branch bracelet.  Very elegant!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on January 10, 2009 03:26:27 PM
Momma Smacckk looks beautiful in that amazing necklace!

Kittykill, you look amazing in all of those stunning pieces - I am in love with the swallow necklace and branch bracelet!

Craftster definitely has an abundance of very talented jewelry artists!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 10, 2009 08:15:52 PM
Love the branch bracelet!  Everything is so beautiful I want to horde it!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 11, 2009 03:40:46 AM
I love everything so far

My fave is Atsukos branch bracelet -gorgeous!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on January 14, 2009 10:32:23 AM
Such beautiful jewelry!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: ckchan on January 16, 2009 04:31:28 PM
I received today from AlwaysInspired!  She made me a Kuromi messenger bag, which is super cute.  She made the bag and also embroidered it!  :) :) :)  She also altered an Altoid Tin with a love theme as a shrine to my upcoming wedding.  :)  She really did an awesome job with everything and I'm so touched with the thought she put into the altoid tin.  Sorry for the long jabbering, on with some pics:

Outside of messenger bag


Inside of messenger bag.  My cat thought there might have been something in there for him.  :D


Outside of altoid tin


Inside of tin.  It has the pictures of the flowers I will be carrying!  :D :D :D

Thank you AlwaysInspired!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on January 16, 2009 04:38:42 PM
AlwaysInspired rocks!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on January 16, 2009 05:36:44 PM
That's a great bag, and the altoid tin is so sweet and personal!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: CJKJ on January 16, 2009 05:37:06 PM
I love that pink fabric inside the bag!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on January 16, 2009 05:37:07 PM
Wow!  Great stuff ckchan!  And congrats on your upcoming wedding!   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 16, 2009 06:21:15 PM
beautiful bag! and congrats on your upcoming wedding ckchan!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on January 16, 2009 06:35:17 PM
Congrats on the wedded bliss, and AI did a GREAT job on that bag and tin!  I love the lining of the bag, and the tin is -of course- wonderful. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on January 16, 2009 07:09:15 PM
Wow, what a wonderful and thoughtful package!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on January 17, 2009 07:17:57 AM
AlwaysInspired always makes such beautiful stuff!!  The bag is so cute, and the tin will be such a nice keepsake of your wedding!  nice!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on January 17, 2009 07:36:57 AM
Too cute!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on January 17, 2009 07:50:58 AM
The altered Altoid tin seems special!!! How thoughtful! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 17, 2009 08:36:25 AM
 ;D Thanks all! That was my very first altered tin! I had so much fun doing it too. I really wanted to make it relate to the wedding so I had to be kind of snoopy and ask about colors and such.

The bag was really fun to make! The lining fabric is actually a yard sale find. Very nice stuff.

Glad you liked it CkChan!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on January 17, 2009 08:49:11 AM
Awesome bag and tin!
I am the proud owner of an AlwaysInspired messenger bag - and let me tell you - those babies can hold up to huge loads of library books!



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 17, 2009 12:06:31 PM
That's such a cute bag!!  Congrats CKChan on your upcoming wedding!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jeane on January 17, 2009 10:47:53 PM
Thought I would check in and say we are still here!!! :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: bonzablue on January 19, 2009 12:23:11 PM
I received from Sajona today - well the postie delivered them on Saturday but gave them to a neighbour and neighbour only gave them to me today !

Well here they are !!



I received a lovely portrait of cats sitting outside - Sajona posted this picture on flickr and I loved it ! (so I am very happy !) Then I realised I had two parcels - opened the second parcel to find the lovely mermaid embroidery which I have had to put up HIGH as my daughter LOVES it as much as I do !!
Plus a cute little wooden box (LOVE boxes !) the box is full of buttons and beads - and yes you guessed it I LOVE them too !!!

Thanks for a great swap Sajona - you can expect two envelopes in the post - off to the PO tomorrow !!!

HUGS - Bonza Blue XXXX


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sajona on January 19, 2009 12:33:28 PM
So glad you liked them - i've always got lots of buttons lying around and at least I knew that you liked both pictures in advance!
here's the pix I put on flickr originally to show a close up:




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on January 19, 2009 12:33:56 PM
Ooh, that mermaid is so neat!  I can't see the cats too well, but I imagine it's adorable too.   ;)

And buttons and beads are always great.

OK, when I posted that sajona was posting the clearer photos at the same time.

The cats are adorable!  And the mermaid is even more pretty than I thought.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 19, 2009 01:33:09 PM
I love the mermaid! Nice job!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on January 19, 2009 02:43:21 PM
what a great package!  the mermaid is beautimus and I'm in love with the kitty picture ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on January 19, 2009 04:37:37 PM
The mermaid is very cool...so unique! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on January 19, 2009 04:58:12 PM
Love kitties and the mermaid. Buttons are always a plus too.  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on January 19, 2009 08:40:51 PM
oh that mermaid is amazing! I love it!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 19, 2009 09:06:12 PM
The mermaid art has beautiful flow.  Her tail is gorgeous!

When I look at the kitties, I tear up, they are as chubby as my grandmothers cat that passed away a few years ago and is still missed.  She was very loved.  Well done.



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 19, 2009 10:30:39 PM
Love the mermaid!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: multibeavo on January 19, 2009 10:39:54 PM
I received my box from RondaS and it is AMAZING!!  She made me a gorgeous necklace and magnetic bracelet.  And I got a box FULL of novelty yarns!! YAY!!!  The yarns are so soft and pretty! I love it all!!
Thanks so much RondaS!
Lots of soft white yarn!  My daughter is digging in it feeling it!! LOL



Fun pink soft yarn!


Lots of purple and rainbow boucle yarns!!


My daughter sniffing the yarn LOL


My daughter immediately swiped the necklace and bracelet so I tried to get so shots of her wearing them...



Necklace & bracelet!! So pretty!!!


Thank you thank you thank you RondaS! As always you are a wonderful swap partner. I will be sending your out soon!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 20, 2009 01:55:29 AM
multibeavo - your daughter looks good in jewelry, LOL!  ;)  I wish I had made her a small set just for her!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212192)   close ups of the necklace  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212193)   
I think that smokey quartz looks great on almost any background color!

I absolutely love the photo of her smelling the yarn - what did she think it smells like? LOL!

that mermaid is wonderful, but I like that cat painting a lot!

whoosh! both my partners have received so now all I need to do is sit back and wait for my return packages! smiling happy like a cheshire cat here, cause I got done early for this swap! woot!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sajona on January 20, 2009 06:57:32 AM
love the loadsa yarn and the jewellery - pretty!
Glad you all liked my cat picture - that was my dear now departed 'Witten the Kitten' who had the snuffliest  fluffiest tummy ever :) the one lying down is Mittens - the most baddest tempered tortie to walk the face of the earth LOL!!



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: daina on January 21, 2009 07:53:50 AM
I just realized I hadn't checked in the gallery at all!! Everything is sooooo beautiful. i'm loving all this jewelry and all the yarn!!!!!!
Great job everyone!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewphie on January 22, 2009 03:21:13 AM
Wow this is a beautiful gallery- I especially love Sajona's mermaid she's gorgeous!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pseudo_pix on January 22, 2009 08:11:52 AM
Holy cow I feel behind. I just discovered the gallery o.O lol I'm slow.

Wow some nice packages. Beautiful colorful jewellry, atsuko! Do you need anything knitted or sown, hehe? And oh my gosh RondaS, I might just scoop you up for a swap for some supplies some day! ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 22, 2009 08:25:51 AM
And oh my gosh RondaS, I might just scoop you up for a swap for some supplies some day! ;)

talk to me girl!   ;)

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 22, 2009 08:50:11 AM
Holy cow I feel behind. I just discovered the gallery o.O lol I'm slow.

Wow some nice packages. Beautiful colorful jewellry, atsuko! Do you need anything knitted or sown, hehe?

ACK!  That would be awesome.  I have been lusting over your sewn things.  Yes!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sajona on January 22, 2009 03:18:00 PM
I got my parcel from Bonzablue :) She made a crocheted 'hello kitty' blanket for DD (I need to embroider the details as she was struggling a bit with that) and also a cute little bag filled with little crochet flowers and an adorable crochet bug! There was also a bag for me that was filled with tons of circular needles and other knitting accessories :) Fab swap!! Thanks very much!!!!






Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on January 22, 2009 03:23:37 PM
Oh! supercute!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 22, 2009 03:35:02 PM
Wonderful goodies! The bug is adorable!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on January 22, 2009 03:51:59 PM
That blanket rocks, and I have that hippo fabric from Ikea!  :)  Very cute stuff!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 22, 2009 04:21:57 PM
Love the bag, imafundork sent me a scrap of that fabric in green and I'm afraid to cut it. Crochetted flowers, bug and blanket are so pretty too!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on January 22, 2009 04:24:45 PM
Adorable!  Love the blanket especially!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 22, 2009 04:39:59 PM
Aw, that blanket is so sweet!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on January 23, 2009 10:14:48 AM
Holy sweet mother of crafting, I totally missed the gallery! Everything is awesome. You sure are a swell bunch-o-crafters :) Love it all but that mermaid is pretty sweet.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: bonzablue on January 23, 2009 01:05:12 PM
I am glad that the parcels arrived safely - I am so sorry I couldn't do the faces ! I tried on one cat about 4 times and I just did not want to ruin the blanket by snipping my stitches !

I hope you can use the circular needles !

It was a great swap !

Bonza Blue


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sajona on January 23, 2009 02:01:25 PM
Thanks! I'm sure I can use the circs - and any spares can be shared with Kirsty so it's all useful!



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on January 24, 2009 10:09:43 AM
What a sweet package.  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on January 25, 2009 03:04:05 PM
Super cute!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: javede on January 26, 2009 03:13:01 AM
I finally found my camera cord and can post photos of the great package from AlwaysInspired.
I admire everyone who can make poppets. I am much too impatient for that especially since it involves handsewing, which I just plainly suck at!
So I was very very happy when AlwaysInspied agreed to swap with me and make me a poppet!
And what a great poppet she made me! But first here's the whole package:

There's not only the fantastic poppet, but also a hip bag with a flower brooch(which I also asked for, highly usefull for going to concerts etc.), some sleeping pants with lace, a pincushion ring(I can see this being used much!) and a knitting mag.
But back to me raving about the wonderfull poppet. I can't believe all the details about her and the time it must have taken to make her. Her name is Lolli by the way. You can't really see it in the photos, but she has wings attached to he back that are removable! The corset has these cute tiny red flower-shaped grommets at the back. And the eyes irides make the eyes look like real eyes!(the bf. keeps making Chucky jokes ::))

She even wears lacey gloves!

Thanks very much for this fabulous package AlwaysInspired! I hope you will like my package just as much.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: multibeavo on January 26, 2009 05:41:45 AM
Normally I don't care for the poppets, but this one is cool. Great work!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on January 26, 2009 06:05:02 AM
Yup, she totally rocks!  I always love the hair people give them.  I just don't have the talent for that.  Or the patience.  :D

And the little bag is really cute too!  But I am sure it's all fantastic.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 26, 2009 06:54:11 AM
What a beautiful poppet!!  I really love her eyes!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on January 26, 2009 08:18:05 AM
ohhhhh....you got a poppet.....I want a poppet.   sheeeee's preeeeeeetty ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 26, 2009 08:43:06 AM
Yea! I'm so glad to see that Lollie arrived in one piece! I hate putting the poor things in a box! Thanks for all the compliments too!

I hand paint all the eyes I use. I think it gives them a more realistic look.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 26, 2009 10:52:21 AM
Lollie is cute, love the eyelid detail and beautifully detailed clothes!  Great as always AI! ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on January 26, 2009 11:07:09 AM
I want a poppet too!   :D  Which is why I have some on my wists.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 26, 2009 02:30:13 PM
I got my wonderful package from ckchan today! I'm so in love!
Here is a pic of all the goodies together. A beautiful cabled scarf, a sweet calorimetry, and an adorable little resin ring!

Close up of the wonderful cables on the scarf! I just love it and it will match my winter coat beautifully! I tried to get the hubby to go outside with me to take an action shot, but it is FREEZING out!

Here is a close up of the adorable ring! She is new to resin, but I'd never guess! It fits my pinky perfectly!


Thanks Carmen! I'd swap with you again anyday!




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on January 26, 2009 02:33:44 PM
That scarf is lovely!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on January 26, 2009 02:34:44 PM
freakin gorgeous package, AI!
Ck makes such amazing scarves (I know, I am the proud owner of 2!)
Those cables are so beautiful!

Awesome job!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on January 26, 2009 02:42:00 PM
that scarf is beeeeautimus!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on January 26, 2009 02:45:28 PM
Wow!  Those cables are incredible.  And the yarn looks so warm and cozy!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on January 26, 2009 02:49:15 PM
Love that scarf!!! :) :) Very nice!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on January 26, 2009 03:47:04 PM
Wow!  What a lovely scarf!  WTG Ck!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: ckchan on January 26, 2009 05:49:01 PM
Thanks for all the great comments!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 26, 2009 05:54:53 PM
The cables are beautiful, as many others have already said ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on January 26, 2009 06:33:23 PM
I love that scarf!  I would never attempt cables like that... well, maybe after LOTS of practice.  I've been knitting for years, but I only started doing cables in... October 2008?

:D  I love love love it!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 28, 2009 02:11:03 PM
well -

waiting for my DD to open the box with me was maybe not the best thing to do, LOL!

first - she squeeled like a small piglet and made my head hurt, about a dozen times - I ended up with my scarf a set of chopsticks that have dragonflies on them and one of the hair clips, and she has not only laid claim to everything else in the box but made me help her hang things on her walls already, LOL! She is so tickled, and I am so happy for her.

my scarf, made of silk and very soft!

yes that is me - DD took the photo...

and the rest of the package included:
an antique handsewn Japanese kimono that she is still trying to work out where she can get an obo for and has stolen my scarf to use temporarily
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=214824)        (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=214825) 

group shot of some of the rest of the items:


hair clips, little bags with bunnies on them which she loved, some wall hangings for her walls, a blue scarf, a key chain, and a multitude of interesting items

she squeeled loudest for (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=214827)  the prosperity cat    (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=214831)   a collabsible container (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=214833)   the fan, and this bag  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=214829)  which she ended up with! 

some of the hair clips can be seen in this - but she had some in her hair already!  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=214830)

she even dug out her Japanese/English dictionary and is trying to read the newsprint and advertisement that things were wrapped in, LOL!

she snaggled all of it away and I am not even sure if I know what all was in that box now, LOL! Just now she is running around in the kimono, with hair clips in her hair, and waving the fan, waiting for the battery to charge up so I can take more photos!

I think that was the most fun I have had opening a swap box in a long time!

thank you multibeavo! I will get pics of her walls when she is done reorganizing - here is what was on the one already:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=214832) 
what you sent will be a marked improvement on the print outs from my computer!  ;) 

now I can't wait to do it all over again when smacckk's box gets here!   ;D 

Ronda
Blessings!



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 28, 2009 02:35:26 PM
WOW! I'd kill for a kimono! Lovely package! That scarf looks wonderful too!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: multibeavo on January 28, 2009 02:46:04 PM
RondaS , I am so glad your daughter enjoyed everything so much! I had fun shopping for her! :)  And the scarf looks good on you! :)

So glad you guys liked everything! :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 28, 2009 03:02:02 PM
What a wonderful package!  Love the scarf, kimono, everything ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 28, 2009 03:07:26 PM
I love that my daughter hasn't stopped smiling since she opened that box! she is so gloomy so much of the time, and this is such a nice, nice feeling! She keeps coming in to say random happy things about something from that box, which is so wonderful!

thank you so much for making my daughter so incredibly happy! she is even texting her friends that she got a really real kimono from Japan, LOL!

Ronda
Best and Brightest Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on January 28, 2009 03:23:24 PM
What a wonderful package!  It made me miss Oki!  That kimono is wonderful.  The best part has to be how happy it made you and your daughter!

Great job multibeavo


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on January 28, 2009 08:51:49 PM
Wow!  Awesome stuff, multibeavo!! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on January 29, 2009 07:24:49 PM
Fab package! That kimono is so cool!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on January 30, 2009 07:46:41 AM
wonderful package! can't wait to see the finished room!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 31, 2009 01:23:57 PM
I got my package from Javede today! The box was battered and I was worried, but everything was perfect inside! I shook the entire time I opened it! I LOVE that swap excitement! I think that is why I'm a swap junkie!
Prepare for pic overload!
The whole works! She went sooooo crazy! And I'm in freakin awe! Everything was wrapped in fabric scraps! I'm sooo happy! That is the mound of fabric in the back of the pic. Each item also had a great little note!

Next this beautiful scarf! It is soooo soft, and my fave color!

Then these awesome handwarmers to match! I love them!

A gorgeous hat that she calls an extra!

Candy and a beautiful calender for my craft space. Yes those are Kindereggs!!!!!!

A wonderful cotton calorimetry! It matches my coat!

The cutest little knit bag! The lining is also gorgeous, but no pic of that!

Annnndddd the think I originally asked for socks!!!!!!!! They are wonderful and fit perfect!


Javede rocks! I'm on cloud nine here! I'm also wearing all my new goodies at once and the hubby thinks I'm crazy!

This has been a wonderful swap! I had 2 fantastic partners that I'd swap with again anytime!
Thanks Javede and ckchan!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on January 31, 2009 01:33:00 PM
What an awesome package of knitty goodness!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on January 31, 2009 01:43:48 PM
Cool package!!! :) :) The knit bag is so cute!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on January 31, 2009 02:16:32 PM
That knit bag and those socks!  Outstanding!  (I need to know how you worked that little cable in that sock!)  Nice work!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on January 31, 2009 02:19:11 PM
Those socks rock! Everything is so amazing! Kinder eggs...yummmmm


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on January 31, 2009 03:44:33 PM
Holy crap, that's an amazing explosion of knit goodness! Nice work, Javede!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on January 31, 2009 05:54:31 PM
really nice swoop of knitted fabulousnesses in there! love the socks - they make me wish I could wear wool!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on January 31, 2009 06:45:51 PM
Wow!!!! Awesome stuff.  I really love those socks.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: javede on February 01, 2009 07:26:15 AM
I am really happy that you like everything AlwaysInspired and can wear it!

Thanks for the kind words to all!

Quote
That knit bag and those socks!  Outstanding!  (I need to know how you worked that little cable in that sock!)  Nice work!
It is a mock cable pattern, very easy and without the hassle of real cables. I wrote up a pattern of sorts some time ago: http://orangmerajut.blogspot.com/2006/02/mock-me-not-socks.html (http://orangmerajut.blogspot.com/2006/02/mock-me-not-socks.html)
Quote
they make me wish I could wear wool!
Actually the socks are cotton + acrylic yarn only without any wool as AlwaysInspired can't wear that either.
Unfortunately that yarn was discontinued and isn't available anymore  :(


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 01, 2009 08:11:59 AM
I have a couple skeins of some cotton + acrylic yarn that I just love.  I cannot remember what brand it is right now, but they had several kinds at my LYS.   :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 01, 2009 08:18:09 AM
AlwaysInspired - that cabled scarf is so lovely!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 01, 2009 08:19:04 AM
Wow, that whole package rocks.  I am in awe!  I love the socks, and the hat, and... well, everything.  But that bag - OH! - it's so pretty!  Very very nice stuff!  :o


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 01, 2009 08:21:50 AM
Wow!!  Those socks are awesome!!  Great job Javade!!  Lana finally outgrew the ones you made for her.  :(  Luckily Dulcinea is helping me with a very simple sock pattern.  Now where are my sock needles???


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 01, 2009 08:22:20 AM
Javde was so wonderful to find yarns that I can actually wear! I'm allergic to wool as well so sometimes I worry it is tough for people to knit me things!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 01, 2009 08:51:29 AM
I want to roll in all that yarny colorful goodiness :D ;D  what a great package!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: brilor on February 01, 2009 09:46:19 AM
Absolutely Fantabulous package!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on February 01, 2009 07:03:57 PM
Those socks are so amazing! The whole package rocks! Of course I am in love with the cable bag.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 03, 2009 08:38:46 AM
Behold the awesomeness of Funthreads!!  (<--yeah with an intro like this you know it's really gotta be good to live up to the expectations of you all!!  Hang onto the end of this really long thread to see the action shots!)

Two lovely dresses for winter!!


Lana has been so wanting to wear a dress to school and now she can!!!  She was sooo excited that she wanted to put them on right away, but I made her wait till school today.  She was soooo happy to have these that she agreed to wear a turtleneck and stockings (2 firsts!!).  Today she wanted to get ready for school first thing in the morning.  LOL.

Ok, and if that weren't enough Funthread went over board with extras:

Patterns for me!!  There are lots of fun ones here that will be perfect for summer!!
A Disney pillowcase with Minnie trim (Lana noticed this right away and loved it!!)  Today we are going to get a pillow and add it to her bed!
An awesome skully needlecase for my sis (a really, really thoughtful gift since Funthread knows that my sis just got a sewing machine and that I'm gathering goodies for her.)

Closeup of the skully needlecase!  My sis is really going to flip!!  I actually got her a pack of needles so this will be put to good use right away.   The needlecase is embroidered on some neat sparkly fabric and has a snap closure. 


But wait there is still more!!!  STAMPS for our collection!  Yay!!


Some action shots!!
Front:


Side: 


She was all smiles on the way to school and told her daddy that she "looked good!"  Hehe.
Thank you so much Funthreads for another amazing, amazing swap!!!  Lana's smile says it all for me! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: ckchan on February 03, 2009 09:14:05 AM
Your daughter looks so adorable in the dress!

Great job funthreads!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on February 03, 2009 09:19:21 AM
Aww, Lana looks adorable in that dress!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on February 03, 2009 09:35:20 AM
Lana looks so happy! I love seeing photos of your adorable DD atsuko, and funthreads really went all out!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 03, 2009 10:03:27 AM
The dresses are adorable & the needlecase is cool! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FunThreads on February 03, 2009 10:10:05 AM
I'm so glad the dresses fit her so perfectly. She looks adorable.

How in the world did you tie such a perfect bow in the back with that cordoroy? I tried a couple of times before mailing and gave up. You're good ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 03, 2009 10:28:39 AM
Those dresses are too cute!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 03, 2009 10:31:10 AM
Thanks for all the kind comments!!  Isn't Funthreads the best!!  I should show you how well it is sewed...the seams, etc...everything is perfect!!  

Hehe.  Funthreads, the reason I could tie the bow nicely is that for once Lana stood still.   She was soooo excited about getting into her dress this morning that she patiently let me butter her up with cream, put on her stockings, comb her hair, and tie the bow!!!  You made her feel like a princess today!

a happy Lana = a very happy momma
Thank you soooo much Funthreads!  I will have to spoil you next time!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 03, 2009 11:27:30 AM

a happy Lana = a very happy momma

Too true!  The dresses are beautiful, and I love how happy Lana looks!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 03, 2009 11:32:20 AM
a happy Lana = a very happy momma

My husband always says that "if Mandy is happy, I have the opportunity to be happy". (I'm Mandy.)  ;D

Those dresses are fab - Lana looks adorable!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on February 03, 2009 11:42:07 AM
Aww she looks like a wee princess in that dress - and such a sweet matching hairband!  Love the skully needlebook too. GREAT package!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 03, 2009 12:45:22 PM
Super cute work on the dresses!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 03, 2009 12:59:08 PM
Those dresses are so cute, FunThreads! I love the needlebook, too. Such nice detail!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 03, 2009 02:44:32 PM
Those dresses are perfect! I just love the colors! Lana looks very happy!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 03, 2009 02:57:58 PM
Great package!  The dresses are adorable!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on February 03, 2009 04:33:02 PM
Great package, can't let little Orange princess see it, she'll be adding to my to do list!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 03, 2009 06:14:19 PM
Aw, Lana is such a doll in her dress!  They both look great.  And the needlebook rocks!  Wow.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 04, 2009 10:14:11 AM
Thanks again for all the sweet comments about Lana.  You made my day!!

Lana really had fun in that dress.  Her good friend ended up coming to school in a similar style dress with stockings, etc. and they had great fun comparing their outfits.  Lana is really into looking good and being all girly so she really had a blast.   Lana wants to wear the other to her auntie's Bday party so I will share some action shots of that one soon.

Many thanks again to the wonderful Funthreads!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pinkleo on February 04, 2009 02:28:18 PM
 :o WOW!!! ....I mean WOW!!!! Everyone's items are so wonderful!

And speaking of wonderful, I received my beyond fabulous goodies from jennieingram.
I took tons of pics so click smaller ones for bigger peek.

Okay......Prepare to wist your hearts out! ;D

First, for the love of Twilight.....

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217003)Twilight Charm Bracelet
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bracelet!!!!!!  It is packed with charms, all Twilight goodness...like Bella's truck, crystal heart, lion (for Edward of course), piano, apple, baseball, wolf, Bella's motorcycle, a fork, swan....oh and so much more!  What do you spy?




(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=216981)Mrs. Cullen's Gift .....
It is just like it has jumped from the pages of the book....



Twilight Bookmark
SO FAB!!  I adore those fork charms!




Bella Soap
So I smell so good that attract my very own vampire. ;)


Off to my other great love...Harry Potter
Roar, Roar Gryffindor!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=216992)Group Shot
Earrings, Keyrings, Notecards, Game Cards, Recipes...oh my...


NOTE: I received a wonderful framed diploma.  I didn't post because I don't have that "advanced" picture software to blur my name. :P
Here is one that jennieingram created for another swapper

Fabulous....isn't it? ;D

Keyring


And Earrings


As you may see, my loves are of books.  I love to read.  And in that spirit jennieingram crafted me.....
Two Beautiful Bookmarks


And a STUNNING framed Robert Frost's Fire & Ice
I adore this to no end!!!!




I also love music. (yes I know, I am full of love)
And here is a fabulous....

Record Bowl and Cover Box

It's "green" so it makes it extra fab!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=216995)Okay now for something completely different..
I also received a wonderful sockangel.  Sadly, she had no name or family, but I was happy to give her both. 

So I now introduce Kate, my warrior of love.





(those lips really inspired her name....Kiss Me Kate!)

And to fit in with my angel friend.....
A Beautiful Winged-Back Tee.


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=216985)And for wisty goodness, I received....Wonderful Lavender Dryer Pillows
I also got other fab treats like teas and a recipe for soup I'm dying to make.

So you can see, I was spoiled! ;D
I know jennieingram probably has some better pics (please post if you do).

:-* :-* :-* :-*THANK YOU SO MUCH JENNIEINGRAM!!!!!!!! :-* :-* :-* :-*

You are a beyond wonderful partner!!!!



:-[ OH NO!!!!  I realized I forgot to take a pic of my fab tote...probably because I was using it....I will post a pic of it tomorrow....sorry :'(


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 04, 2009 02:40:43 PM
That charm bracelet is packed with stuff!!! Cool! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 04, 2009 02:41:06 PM
Good googley moogley, that was quite a haul! Amazing!  :o


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 04, 2009 02:50:32 PM
Wow, what a ton of stuff!  :)  Beautiful, all of it!  I especially like the charm bracelet and the framed Fire and Ice.

Wonderful!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 04, 2009 03:33:54 PM
A detail shot of the chain maille; a Byzantine style chain.


The "Volturi Necklace" on a person...  and yes, I am that pale.  But sadly I don't sparkle. 


Kate, chillin' in her record bowl. 


Pinkleo's Hogwarts diploma, framed:

(I had a good time distressing and antiquing the frame!)

This was actually my favorite out of the package, a parti-colored tote, with an embroidered lion and crown. 



Pinkleo, did you notice that the first song on the record bowl is Claire de Lune to fit into the Twilight theme?  ;-)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 04, 2009 03:57:33 PM
Holy cow! What amazingness in that package! I can't believe how many awesome things are in there! ;D Remind me to swap with jennieingram sometime! ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on February 04, 2009 04:11:38 PM
Holy crap what an awesome package.  Lots of attention to detail, wonderful workmanship and quantity to match the quality..... okay I sound like a jennieingram commercial.

Awesome.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 04, 2009 04:25:29 PM
That bracelet could keep me entertained for hours, it's like an I-spy game on your wrist :o


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Alli_Lucy on February 04, 2009 04:43:22 PM
Wow, this gallery is amazing (as IYP galleries always are)!  Everyone has made fantastic stuff - awesome job, all!

Eeek, now I'm feeling swap anxiety!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FunThreads on February 04, 2009 04:52:41 PM
Wow! Great package! So many great items being posted. I think this is my new favorite swap.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pinkleo on February 04, 2009 05:37:23 PM
ooooo.....see, there is my fab tote ;D
I put it to use immediately :D, and you can't see but it has 2 nice pockets inside.

That bracelet could keep me entertained for hours, it's like an I-spy game on your wrist :o
It keeps me quite entertained and blooming with smiles.

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* Thank you again jennie! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

P.S. I love that pic of Kate! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 05, 2009 07:18:00 AM
WOW! What a wonderful package! I really like the chain maile necklace! So elegant.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 05, 2009 10:15:36 AM
We couldn't be more overwhelmed with happiness over the package SunflowerSmiles sent us!!! ;D ;D She hit the nail on the head with everything! Thank you so so much (X1000) SunflowerSmiles; we absolutely adore what you have made & it all has such wonderful craftsmanship!!! :-* :-* Our home is somehow that much brighter now that we have some SS love floating around! ;D ;D

First up, a very special item! A lap quilt!!! We are seeing stars we love it so much! This will be cherished for years to come!!! SunflowerSmiles also added an inscription which means a lot to us! The fabric & colours are perfect! ;D ;D

Unfortunately, this pic does not do her work justice, but is the best pic we could get of the quilt in it's entirety. Here are a couple close-ups on the awesome fabrics:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217271) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217272)

We had previously admired SS's Kool-Aid dyed yarn, but now we will just ogle our own because she sent us some!!! Such bright colours! :) :)


SS didn't know this previously, but we had just removed all the stickers from our refrigerator to make more room for magnets. So glad we did because we received some incredible ones!!! ;D ;D A set of Mario perler bead magnets straight off our (mini) wist!

Also, these wooden magnets that are very pop-art! Love, love, love!!! ;D ;D


Our cat Key was not left out either! She got 2 adorable cat nip bags! The fabric makes us smile! The box everything arrived in ended up smelling heavily of nip as well, so Key spent the night overdosing in her drug box!!! ;D ;D


There was also a bag of Hershey's dark chocolate Bliss in the box too, but since there was no way to photograph inside our tummys we could not get a pic! :P :P

Thank you again SunflowerSmiles from the bottom of our collective hearts!!! We had an amazing time swapping with you & look forward to continuing our blossoming friendship!!! :-* :-*

PS. Can't wait for you to see all goodies we have for you!!! ;) ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 05, 2009 10:17:38 AM
That lap quilt is soooooooooo cooooooooooolllllllllll! I love the fabrics!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on February 05, 2009 10:23:17 AM
NICE!!!!  I love that quilt!!  How big is it?


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on February 05, 2009 10:46:26 AM
Ohh that yarn looks yummy enough to eat!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 05, 2009 10:47:25 AM
Beautiful quilt.  I love the stars, but the pop art magnets really got my attention ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 05, 2009 10:50:45 AM
NICE!!!!  I love that quilt!!  How big is it?

The quilt is just over 3ft both ways. :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 05, 2009 11:01:06 AM
I love the bright colors of that yarn! Destined to Fail, what are you planning on making with it?

Lovely package, SunflowerSmiles!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 05, 2009 11:16:29 AM
awwwww thanks for the sweet comments!  I was sooooo nervous as I'm a very beginner quilter!  But aside from the crafts...I just adore these guys!  If anyone  when in the future gets them for partners it is truly a treat!  I just love um! :-* :-*


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 05, 2009 11:22:38 AM
I love the bright colors of that yarn! Destined to Fail, what are you planning on making with it?

We were thinking of making some bright new slippers for our chilly feet! :) :) For now, we will continue to marvel at how vibrant it is!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 05, 2009 11:31:21 AM
awwwww thanks for the sweet comments!  I was sooooo nervous as I'm a very beginner quilter!  But aside from the crafts...I just adore these guys!  If anyone  when in the future gets them for partners it is truly a treat!  I just love um! :-* :-*

 ;D ;D If you could only see the massive smiles we have on our faces right now!!!!!! This swap was amazing!

SunflowerSmiles is beyond any words we could use to describe her!!! Just an incredible & beautiful person!!! :-* :-*


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 05, 2009 11:34:04 AM
Wow, I loooooove that yarn!  And the quilt is fabulous.  What a great haul!  The magnets, too!  I would kill to have those on my fridge (well, maybe not kill... but you get the idea.  ;))!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FunThreads on February 05, 2009 11:37:49 AM
Amazing package!!! I love the quilt. I would never believe that you are a beginner quilter. It looks fabulous.

The yarn colors are fantastic. How do you color yarn with coolaid? Love, love the colors. So yummy.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 05, 2009 12:00:02 PM
awwwww thanks for the sweet comments!  I was sooooo nervous as I'm a very beginner quilter!  But aside from the crafts...I just adore these guys!  If anyone  when in the future gets them for partners it is truly a treat!  I just love um! :-* :-*

 ;D ;D If you could only see the massive smiles we have on our faces right now!!!!!! This swap was amazing!

SunflowerSmiles is beyond any words we could use to describe her!!! Just an incredible & beautiful person!!! :-* :-*
seeeeee!  love them!!! :-* :-*


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 05, 2009 01:08:59 PM
That is a great quilt!!

The yarn colors are fantastic. How do you color yarn with coolaid? Love, love the colors. So yummy.

Ooh, it's fun dyeing yarn with Koolaid.  I can point you to some links.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 05, 2009 01:13:07 PM
Wow - Destined to Fail you were definitely spoiled!  :D   I love love love the yarn.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on February 06, 2009 01:29:58 PM
great quilt SunflowerSmiles! I think it is adorable! so is the whole package you sent Destined To Fail - and now, I too have photos!

I had to take photos before the items in my package from smacckk disappeared as some of them were for my DD and also for my other DD, so here we go, sorry pic heavy - no group shot as there was way so much stuff I couldn't get one! little ones are clickables...

but not too many little ones as I love what I got and smacckk did good!

first up - chopsticks! My DD uses them in her hair, LOL!

my DD screamed bunnies and disappeared all but the one pair I snagged for myself as soon as I got that photo taken  :-\  there is a fabric fan that her mother got me as a gift in that photo too.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217707) this really cute bag which is for my DD

and here she is loving the bag, LOL! and the cute little coin purse inside it, that pink fabric is inside it too, and no there is not too much pink - she loves the buttons, LOL! and it has also disappeared into the DD's room...


this bag is so adorable!


it opens all the way up into a square and it so well made and sturdy!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217686)      (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217687)   she said she saw one in a store and made one like it!

this lovely bag her mother also got me    (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217688)   my other DD wants it BAD!   ;D 

this is all mine though!

this is a sweet bag that has a nice pocket inside    (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217694)  that will work for about any purpose I want it to. The fabric is lovely enough that I could use it for a purse, but it is big and roomy enough that I could use it for WIP's (which is what I will likely do, LOL!) or even for sorting supplies in  :D


this is the closest I got to a group shot, LOL!

a zipper bag that smacckk made, which is really cute, a small coin purse, a magnet and a keychain and another shot of the fan - all of which smacckk's mom sent for me - I love the flower in the magnet and keychain - and of course rocks for me! one from near smacckk's home at her playground and one that she had of her own that she sent to me. And a case for my youngest DD to put her cigarettes in (she is legally old enough but I hate that she smokes) or her cell phone - which smacckk made just for her

smacckk was worried that she didn't send me enough stuff - I say to that "WHAT! are you kidding me? this was a great package!"

thank you so much smacckk - I love everything and so do the girls, and I am likely going to have to do battle on a couple of items to keep them to myself so may end up giving my DD one or two things that wasn't meant for them - but will not give up my lovely bag no matter what! LOL!  ;)

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 06, 2009 02:01:09 PM
Worried about it being not enough? No way, that's a fantastic swap! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 06, 2009 02:01:43 PM
Oooh, lovely package RondaS!!

I too like seeing pics of your daughter all happy over her goodies!!  A good feeling for a mom, eh?

Hope you can hang onto your purse.  It's hard to say no to them.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 06, 2009 02:12:11 PM
what a great package!  I love the chopsticks...my husband uses them all the time..not in his hair though ;) the purses are beautimus!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 06, 2009 02:23:02 PM
What a great package!  SO MUCH STUFF!  I love all the chopsticks, and the purses!  Oh my! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 06, 2009 02:55:38 PM
Those purses are wonderful! I really like using chopsticks in my hair too!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on February 06, 2009 04:00:44 PM
I like using them in my hair too - but I am not usually so stylish as chibi neko is - just leave it down and walk out with it still wet usually, LOL! so between my two IYP swap partners I ended up with one pair from each box that made it into my hair stuff and the rest ended up with chibi neko who now has enough chopsticks to wear matching ones with a variety of outfits, LOL!

she just came in here and went ooo because I didn't show her the pair I kept from smacckk's box and she liked them too, LOL!  ;)

I am not giving up the bag that smacckk made me, but I might be persuaded to gift the beaded one to my youngest as she hasn't gotten anything much in my swap packages - she had moved out and now she is home again and chibi neko is getting stuff and she feels left out  :-\

smacckk thought that there would be too much pink on the bag she made chibi neko, but it is all cherry blossomy so she likes it just fine, LOL!

thanks again partner - told you that you did good! and as talented of a seamstress as you are, I hope that you get more partners that want to send you supplies!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 06, 2009 06:03:37 PM
I use chopsticks in my hair, and also with my food, just not the same pair!   Those are beautiful as are the bags.  Wonderful package!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on February 06, 2009 06:14:12 PM
Thanks for the wonderful comments :D I was quite afraid that my package would pale in comparison with all the other gorgeous stuff the rest of you make

she just came in here and went ooo because I didn't show her the pair I kept from smacckk's box and she liked them too, LOL!  ;)

.
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thanks again partner - told you that you did good! and as talented of a seamstress as you are, I hope that you get more partners that want to send you supplies!

Ronda
Blessings!

I actually like the single pair best :D And I knew she would like the ones with the bunnies! ;D

You are very welcome and I really enjoyed swapping with you! BTW, did you see how many stamps there were on the box? LOL


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on February 06, 2009 07:13:25 PM
You are very welcome and I really enjoyed swapping with you! BTW, did you see how many stamps there were on the box? LOL

I really enjoyed swapping with you too - and hope that I can afford another international swap again around maybe IYP 13 or 14? ya think?  ::)  hehehe

I am going to save those stamps - I know there are people that collect them!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 06, 2009 07:25:11 PM
Those bags are cute! I used to try all the time to use chopsticks to hold up my hair. Never worked, though, I think my hair is too fine.

I got my package today from ptarmic wumpus. She was supposed to send me a custom made skirt. Remember the punky brewster mock-up I posted earlier? Well, here's the finished product (albeit with crappy photo lighting - sorry!) in all its lovely glory.

 

Yea, I've got a skirt that fits me! (I'm not sure what I was doing with my butt in this photo, but the skirt hem really is straight in person.) I looooove this skirt so much - the lining is so silky, the grey wool fabric is perfect and the workmanship is impeccable. See? Here's the invisible zipper and a close-up of the stitching.


But wait! What's this I see? It is another skirt for me!  :D



For some reason, my husband had a heck of time getting a decent shot of this skirt; it's so much prettier in person. It's a gorgeous brown and is a linen/rayon blend. This will be so perfect for spring, summer and fall!

Thank you so, so much ptarmic - I can't even begin to tell you how geeked I am to have skirts that fit me so well. My husband was laughing at my happy dance I was doing during the "photo shoot."

Oh, and Snort approves, too. Here she is... I think she's saying "Mommy, you're sexy."   :-*






Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 06, 2009 07:36:26 PM
Ooh, lovely skirts Ptarmic!!   They really look great on you AQ!!!!

Now prepare yourselves for more awesomeness.  Lana and I were royally spoiled again!!  This time by the great Kittykill!!! 

Knowing what an embroidery goddess Kittykill is I was thrilled when she agreed to be my partner and lookie what she made for Lana.  A magical unicorn jacket with a rainbow mane.  KK was soo sweet.  Lana had all these crazy colors that she wanted for the body, mane, hoofs, etc. and KK sweetly customized it for her!  Lana was dead tired when we got home tonite (think school/karate/dinner out), but when I told her that her jacket was in the box she wanted to open it immediately.

She literally jumped for joy!


front:

back:

side:





Then it was my turn to jump for joy!!  Mr. Kittykill loves Japanese superheroes too and he gave me 2 wonderful surprises from his collection.  Hakaida (the evil Dr. Gill's brain is in this bad boy) and the superhero Kikaida.  Eek!!  Lana has the matching large Kikaida so I'm going to find him and they can really battle it out.  Anyhow mini Kikaida (Lana calls him baby Kikaida) can hold his own again Hakaida.  :)  Thank you so much M!!!


Finally some more sweet extras...a lovely card and a cool matching notepad. It's the perfect thing for me to tote around.  Lana loves to write and with my mind going I'm having to make more and more reminders to myself.  Hehe. 


And because I know people will ask a few detailed shots of the jacket of awesomeness:

front:


pocket detail:


back:


Thank you sooo much Kittykill and Mr. Kittykill!!   I am going to invite myself over to your place soon!  Your place sounds like Japanese superhero heaven.  :)

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO BOTH OF MY WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL PARTNERS: FUNTHREADS AND KITTYKILL!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 06, 2009 07:40:50 PM
So cute! Man, Lana made out in this swap!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on February 06, 2009 07:43:51 PM
atsuko, the unicorn is gorgeous! And your daughter is adorable :)

AsphaltQueen, the skirt looks very comfortable and well made and yes, I think you're right about what your dog is saying :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 06, 2009 07:44:41 PM
Oh my heavens, I would have killed for that jacket when I was a kid! Freakin' awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 06, 2009 07:46:52 PM
A skirt that fits is a rarity, beautiful. AsphaltQueen.

Lana has energy when she needs it! I would have done some serious chores for a jacket like that back when!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 06, 2009 07:48:15 PM
those skirts are beautiful!  beautiful sewing! and that unicorn jacket?  oh my gosh..I wish they had things like that when I was a kid...Lana scored some serious loot~! nice stuff ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on February 06, 2009 07:52:35 PM
really great packages! love that unicorn jacket on Lana, and dang AQ - you are one sexy thing in those gorgeous skirts!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 06, 2009 08:01:21 PM
Such awesome stuff.
Atsuko-Lana is SO cute! I'm so glad that she loves her jacket and you guys love the extra goodies.The jacket looks so cute on her.  Mark told me he had slipped some extra special surprises in your box and I knew you would love it.

You are welcome anytime!  :D

Thank you so much for being such an awesome partner and a great new friend! You rock my socks!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 06, 2009 08:19:31 PM
Hehe, yeah Lana and I both totally scored!  I should show you a pic of me jumping for joy over the toys... I bet I jumped higher than Lana.  :)

I know what you mean AQ.  There was a moment, just a moment when I wished I had asked Kittykill to make me a unicorn jacket!  :)

Kittykill you're the best!!  And you've got a cool hubby!!  I'd ask to swap, but Lana might miss her daddy.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 07, 2009 07:04:14 AM
The skirts are beautiful!  Perfect.  The sewing is so neat on them.  Wow.

And that unicorn jacket is gorgeous.  I love the color transitions - you chose great colors, kittykill.  Beautiful stitches!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 07, 2009 07:19:45 AM
Those skirts are wonderful! I love the grey! So professional!

Lana's jacket is great! I too own a Kittykill original! Isn't it great!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 07, 2009 08:14:43 AM
Aw,,,Blushes ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 07, 2009 08:38:24 AM
Wow!  Awesome stuff - I especially LOVE the jacket.  I would've been the coolest kid in elementary school if I'd had one of those!  ;D  Heck, I'd probably be the coolest kid around if I had one now.   :D  (What?  I may not ACTUALLY be a kid, but I still feel about 17...  :D )


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 07, 2009 11:01:46 AM
That jacket is super cool & she will be the only little girl who has one like it!!! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: ckchan on February 07, 2009 03:04:32 PM
I love all the goodies so far!  I received my package this last week from funthreads and I absolutely love everything.  I want to apologize for not posting pictures sooner because I have been moving, but I finally got things worked out!  Prepare to be jealous!!

First we got a cute bag & Post Id note holder with cute paw prints pattern:


Then we got a very cute frenchy bag with matching coin purse:

It's such a perfect size and fits everything!!

Lastly, I got a wonderful cat bag.  This is the 2nd one I got from funthreads and I love them!  They're big and spacious!  She made this one better because she added a ton of pockets inside and out!!  :)




Thank you for being such a great partner!  I hope that I can make a package as great as yours!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 07, 2009 03:10:45 PM
AHHH!  I love the cat bag! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 07, 2009 03:25:57 PM
The little blue bag w/ the face is super cute!!! :) :) Love that its mouth is the zipper...very clever!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 07, 2009 04:20:40 PM
Face bag is adorable, and I love that cat bag!  :)  So well done.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pseudo_pix on February 07, 2009 04:23:51 PM
Lunique and I agreed to make an XL swap but I hadn't even started to imagine the awesomeness of this package. I don't think I have felt this spoiled - ever! This is totally awesome pants - as my bf would say. We agreed on the sewn stuff, the painting and the two earrings - everthing else was a supprise :o

By the way, Lunique, I think Oliver (bf) liked the package just as much as me. He was at least just as blown away.

Teh hugeness of the package:


The ritual inspections of new comming by our fat cat:


The hole loot:


Prepare to awesome craftiness and image overload!

A small purse filled with a little neat stuff:



The stuff it contained. Supercute badges:



A painted wooden bangle:



Two pairs of über cute earrings:



And what is this?? It's a lunchpack bread wrap :D



A super cute apron - how did you know I needed an apron?!



Lunique is an artstudent and awesome at the painting. I requested a Buggin' Mondrian. And it's awesome. It's not on the wall yet as I have to find the perfect place for it.

Detail of one of the bugs:


And now for my two favorite things.
Here it is. The mighty fishbag:


The cute lining:


And here is the loverly zebra hoodie. It fit's perfectly and it has sooo convinsed me how cool zebra stripes can be! And the orange contrast is just perfect.





She topped it all off with a little wooden tulip, as she's from the Netherlands.



As you can see, I can't start to describe how awesome this is. For once I really think I have been out-crafted. I'm not done with her package yet, but I don't think I can get that far in the next two weeks. Hehe.

All I can say is: AWESOME PANTS! HOLY COW! Thank you so so so so so so so so so so so sooo much, Lunique!

Love,
pseudo_pix


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 07, 2009 05:10:33 PM
The bug painting is awesome & the zebra hoodie is so cool!!! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on February 07, 2009 05:18:37 PM
wow, so many awesome packages I had missed!
This gallery is absolutely incredible!
Major swap anxiety now!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FunThreads on February 07, 2009 05:47:13 PM
Awesome painting. You're very talented. Great hoodie and fish bag too. Like Christmas in February ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 07, 2009 05:57:34 PM
wow, so many awesome packages I had missed!
This gallery is absolutely incredible!
Major swap anxiety now!

Swap anxiety my ass.  You are totally rockin' and you know it.  I really need to start on this other item for you... ;)

Very nice stuff, Lunique!  I love the hoodie - I'm not bold enough to wear it, but it is really awesome and it looks really well made, too.  And I love the fish bag, of course, and the bug painting.  That red bug looks like a photograph.  Cool stuff!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 07, 2009 06:06:34 PM
Lunique, you seriously spoiled pseudo_pix! Everything you made is so nice!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on February 07, 2009 06:34:57 PM
Coveting that awesome zebra and ORANGE hoodie.  What wonderful workmanship.  Great package.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: littlebiskit on February 07, 2009 07:16:20 PM
The bug art, the ZEBRA HOODIE, ohmigosh the stuff I've missed in the last few pages.  You are seriously one talented group!!!! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on February 07, 2009 08:08:00 PM
Lunique - that is one awesome package!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 07, 2009 11:04:08 PM
Holy Macaroni that is some awesome stuff.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 07, 2009 11:11:27 PM
I loves that buggy painting :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 08, 2009 12:03:29 AM
Auuugh!!!  Fish Bag!!! FISH BAAAAAG!!!  I love it.  I love it so much.  I wisted it.  I really really really NEED one!

 :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 08, 2009 05:40:52 AM
Wow!  Awesome stuff - I especially LOVE the jacket.  I would've been the coolest kid in elementary school if I'd had one of those!  ;D  Heck, I'd probably be the coolest kid around if I had one now.   :D  (What?  I may not ACTUALLY be a kid, but I still feel about 17...  :D )

I still feel 11.  I'm MUCH rather be a 5th grader than a junior in high schooL! :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Lody on February 08, 2009 07:09:40 AM
Playmobil kitty earrings! Awww ^^  (the rest of that package is quite awesome too, but I remember I always thought those kitties were so adorable when I played with them, I love the idea of making them into jewelry)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: oneredboot on February 08, 2009 10:24:11 AM
Lunique, LOVE your package!  Beautiful painting and bags...but I want to know how you made the bread wrap!  I want to make one!  :)  Looks like it's a simple square with edges trimmed at 45 degrees, with a snap??  Thanks!!
 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 08, 2009 01:12:17 PM
I LOVE that hoodie! I love orange and the zebra stripes are great!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Lunique on February 09, 2009 04:32:51 AM
I'm soo glad you liked it!!!

The bread wrap can almost be made in all shapes. Just 2 sides of oilcloth stitched together with a pushbutton on it! :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 09, 2009 07:30:02 AM
Wow!!  I was away for the weekend and came back to such awesomeness.  I love all the bags!!  The French, cat, and fish are my favorites!!  Great job Funthreads and Lunique!!!  You really made awesome packages!!

Funthreads, I took a pic of Lana this morning wearing her 2nd jumper.  I'll post tonite.  She is loving it!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 10, 2009 05:36:16 PM
An action shot of the green dress from Funthreads!!!  Lana's favorite colors are green and pink so this was especially perfect.  Sorry I have to keep taking pics in front of our door...the light is no good any where else in the morning.

Funthreads also gave me some extra fabric of this.  I was thinking a jaunty beret would be the perfect complement to this outfit.  :)
Thanks so very much Funthreads!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 10, 2009 09:11:23 PM
Lana is such a sweetie! That dress is perfect on her!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 11, 2009 07:51:46 AM
Thanks Kittykill!!  My mom just saw Lana's jacket and she really loved it.  I can't wait till it's warm enough for her to wear it out!  I have Hakaida here at work so I can think of you and Mark every day!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: MandyLikesPie on February 14, 2009 02:52:59 PM
I received two wonderful scarves yesterday from jloveg! And it snowed here last night, so they'll be might handy this weekend.  :) The first scarf is sewn and is incredibly soft, and has gorgeous embroidery accents in blue and brown, my favorite color combo. The second scarf is crocheted in really pretty neutral variegated yarn, and is super long so I can wrap it around me a few times to stave off the cold. It's so hard to get good photos of scarves, so please imagine them this pretty times five. I'm still in my pajamas (to my credit, I did get a shower today, I just put on clean jammies afterwards) and so am not quite up to modeling them.  ;)





Thanks so much, jloveg! I'm still trucking away on yours, but will get it sent out very soon.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 14, 2009 02:55:14 PM
Pretty colors!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 14, 2009 03:23:05 PM
Really like the crocheted scarf! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on February 14, 2009 06:20:06 PM
I feel so bad, I received my wonderful package from SunflowerSmiles last weekend, and it's taken me this long to post pictures. I hope she can forgive me!

First up is a set of decorated cloths pin magnets that I immediately put up on my refrigerator.


Next, three reusable bags made from t-shirts. The Vader one was my favorite!


A fun bag of buttons! Yes, that is a lederhosen button in the front- how awesome is that??


A set of sun-paints. I can't wait until we actually get some sun to try these out.


An finally, the best part of the package... Mr. Octo!!! I love him so much! The fabrics are perfect and I love his eyes!


A close up of the eyes


Thank you so much SunflowerSmiles- you've been a wonderful swap partner!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 14, 2009 06:38:14 PM
Forgive you? Darlin! you flippin ROCK!!!! I need to give credit where credit is due...Mr Octo is an off-spring off the one seamlessgem made and I used her tute to create the little bugger..here's the link to her octopus which is just adorable https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281729.msg3190856#msg3190856  UntoughableFace you are an incredible swap partner and thank you thank you! I'll be posting your pictures tomorrow as the lighting right now sucks and it wouldn't do what you made me justice!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 14, 2009 06:41:02 PM
Mr. Octo is awesome!!! :) :) His eyes are super cool!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 14, 2009 07:02:32 PM
Oh, that octopus rocks!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 14, 2009 11:39:20 PM
Great stuff!! I especially like the magnetized clothes pins.  I may have to make some of those for my fridge!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 15, 2009 06:05:55 AM
Ooh, love Mr. Octo!!  Great job SunflowerSmiles!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 15, 2009 06:22:41 AM
Mr. Octo is great! I also love the magnets!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 15, 2009 08:01:13 AM
Very nice package SunflowerSmiles!!! the octopus eyes are great. and the clothespin magnets are very cute.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 15, 2009 08:57:15 AM
awww *blushing* thanks friends!  :-* 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on February 15, 2009 09:05:00 AM
LOVE that octopus! The fabrics are fabulous and those eyes are awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 15, 2009 09:29:06 AM
That octopus is great!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 15, 2009 09:47:43 AM
here are my goodies from UntouchableFace...first off... this sun catcher...I loved the one she had made for another swap and she made me one! love it!  this polyclay covered ornament which is beautimus and I suck at picture taking! this awesome button picture frame ( I luuuuuuuuve buttons!) think I'll put a little fun crafty quote in there and the extra craftster love...  (Mister Octo was having some slithering issues so she sent him back to me to fix the little turd. I'll be sending him back Tuesday...)  UntouchableFace! you are an incredible swap partner and I love everything!  Thank you Superhooker for organizing such a great swap!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on February 15, 2009 10:06:24 AM
oooh that suncatcher and ornament are gorgeous!
Rockin' packages, ladies!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on February 15, 2009 01:30:28 PM
I am so glad that you liked everything SunflowerSmiles!! You are an awesome partner.

Because I am really proud of how it turned out- here is a close up shot of the handspun yarn I sent. It is merino that I bought from copperpot on Etsy.




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 15, 2009 01:44:11 PM
oh and I forgot!  there's a roll of really cute sunflower ribbon..sorry I forgot that...But I am sooooo excited cause I have never had handspun yarn!  I'm thrilled about it! :-*  I want to make something super special with it.  thank you soooo much again UntouchableFace..this was a fantastic swap ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: norahkate on February 15, 2009 05:37:39 PM
this is definitely a swap i should have sent early...not to worry partners, i am very excited about how your packages are coming together, but there are just so many great ones out here so far and it's hard not to get a little nervous!  great job everyone!
i, once again, will be sending close to the deadline - but hey, that's how i work i guess. ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 15, 2009 07:13:38 PM
I received a beautiful package from Pinkleo this week.  (My apologies for keeping you all waiting for pictures, but my opera is taking over my life.)  Dear Pinkleo decided to break up her swap packing into two parts, so family members wouldn't steal my presents!  And very glad I am that she did... :-)  Here are the goodies from the first package she sent.  (And wow, have I been spoiled!)

A stunning Tree of Life pendant:


A group of Twilight bracelets!  (Pinkleo assures me I'm not too old to love Twilight.)  From left to right they represent La Push, Forks, and dear Edward:


An awesome Harry Potter charm bracelet based on the scene in Sorcerer's Stone, when Harry has to catch the winged key to get to the stone:


A beautiful little emerald green potion pendent, which I like to think is full of the potion from the cave in book six.  You may say that's sad, but I think both Harry and Dumbledor would have approved of something that reminded one of the importance of searching for knowledge and truth. 


An adorable HP bookmark, with a scene from The Goblet of Fire:


And finally, the most stunning blanket!  Something Molly Weasley might whip up to keep her family warm and snuggly. 


I have been curled up in this every moment that I've been home since I received it.  I've even been sleeping with it.  :-)


THANK YOU PINKLEO!  I've been so dreadfully spoiled, I don't know what to do with myself.  I loved crafting for you, and would be honored to swap with you again, anytime, anywhere, any theme!  Hehehe... 

P.S.  Have you started Outlander yet?  ;-)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on February 15, 2009 07:18:24 PM
that blanket is perfect!! yes I am jealous!



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 15, 2009 07:30:41 PM
Oh I love the blanket and baubles!  The tree of life is sooo pretty.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 15, 2009 08:07:12 PM
Awesome last couple of packages!!! :) :) The hand-spun yarn is really cool, as is the 'tree of life' pendant!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Alli_Lucy on February 16, 2009 05:32:06 AM
Oh wow, everyone has received such wonderful packages - and I'm no exception!  The fabulous Oneredboot sent me a package that absolutely blew me away.  The thoughtfulness, care, and skill that she put into it are all amazing.  Prepare your wisting buttons!

Everything together: knitting bag, needle roll, coffee sleeve, hat, and scarf.


The knitting bag and needle roll.  I've recently started knitting and have been participating in "knit nights" with my friends.  These will be perfect for toting around my projects!  They are beautifully made and I love the fabric.


The needle roll with some of my needles inside:


Next up, the coffee cup sleeve.  Oneredboot made this specifically to fit my travel mug, which has very strange dimensions.  The yarn is made out of recycled plastic bottles - how cool is that?  We were crafting with two broad themes in mind, "simple pleasures" and "sustainability," and I think she nailed both of them.


Finally, the hat and scarf.  The photos simply don't do justice to these.  They are so beautiful and I'm so appreciative of all the work Oneredboot must have put into them!  I've been wearing the scarf practically non-stop since I opened it.  Both are lovely, soft, and warm - the perfect thing to get me through the rest of winter.  The color is a bit off in this picture; they are actually a richer blue (more like the group shot).
 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Oneredboot!




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 16, 2009 06:35:28 AM
Pretty sure that toque is already on our wist! Nice package! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 16, 2009 06:43:21 AM
Wow 2 more wonderful packages! I love the blanket!  And I don't knit, but I might start if I had that bag and roll!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on February 16, 2009 06:56:46 AM
Pretty sure that toque is already on our wist! Nice package! :) :)

LOL Knew without looking that you are Canadian.  "They" call them beanies or hats.  Toques are our thing  ;D

Those packages rock!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on February 16, 2009 07:10:04 AM
Pretty sure that toque is already on our wist! Nice package! :) :)

LOL Knew without looking that you are Canadian.  "They" call them beanies or hats.  Toques are our thing  ;D

Those packages rock!

To add another twist to the regional language variations.  I live in the South Eastern US where they call them, of all things, - toboggans- !  Where I come from a toboggan is another name for a sled, not a hat.

Love the latest packages.  So much beautiful crafting, it's blissful.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 16, 2009 07:33:29 AM
Beautiful stuff.  Love the blanket and the knitted and sewn goodies!!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 16, 2009 09:04:56 AM
I love the project bag - the fabric is beautiful!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 16, 2009 09:43:03 AM

To add another twist to the regional language variations.  I live in the South Eastern US where they call them, of all things, - toboggans- !  Where I come from a toboggan is another name for a sled, not a hat.

Love the latest packages.  So much beautiful crafting, it's blissful.

I know a story from some friends who went to DC on a High School field trip and weren't prepared for the cold.  When they were headed to Arlington National Cem, their teacher asked the tour guide to let them stop and buy tobogans, she was horrified....she thought the wanted to sled in the cemetary....they just wanted warm heads. ;D ::)


Awesome job matching pattern on the kneedle roll ;D  I figured it needs a k since it is for knitting....silly mood today


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 17, 2009 06:56:57 AM
That entire package looked fantastic, but I especially love the coffee cozy.  So pretty.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jungrrl on February 19, 2009 10:28:14 AM
Ok, so I'm a semi-terrible person for having received from oneredboot on Friday (I think?) and only now putting up pictures!  I'm sorry! I've been so busy while I'm here that I keep putting the non-work related things off!

I got some awwwwwwwweeeeeeesome stuff!!!

A swiffer cover (from my wists)



The yarn is great!  A really good color choice so it won't show every single stain it's bound to pick up ;)

Maryjanes!!!  A request of mine since because I work from home I rarely wear shoes, but always want something besides socks on. I'm sorry they're a little dirty, they've been worn around a fair amount already! :D

 

Last but not least and awesome cowl! I've literally worn this every time I've gone out since I received it!




Since I'm only just now learning to knit (and only know knit and purl and, in theory, knit two together) I'm fascinated by her knitting and know it must've taken a while!  Thanks so much oneredboot! Once again you've been a fabulous partner.  I have all your items in the works! I hope you love them, too!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: oneredboot on February 19, 2009 10:58:44 AM
jungrrl, we've done it again!  my knitted item matches your hair!!  last time it was teal, now it's fabulous hot pink!  So glad you like everything!!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 19, 2009 11:05:29 AM
The colour of the cowl is so cool!!! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jungrrl on February 19, 2009 11:11:04 AM
jungrrl, we've done it again!  my knitted item matches your hair!!  last time it was teal, now it's fabulous hot pink!  So glad you like everything!!  :)

 :D :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 19, 2009 11:19:32 AM
jungrrl, you look like such a woman of mystery with that cowl on. I'm enjoying imagining you wearing that and your maryjanes, while swiffering up the room.  :D

Lovely work, oneredboot!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jungrrl on February 19, 2009 11:20:51 AM
jungrrl, you look like such a woman of mystery with that cowl on. I'm enjoying imagining you wearing that and your maryjanes, while swiffering up the room.  :D

How did you know?! :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 19, 2009 12:08:38 PM
I never knew it before, I've just realized, I totally need a cowl.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 19, 2009 01:59:21 PM
I sooo need some of those swiffer pads! Great package!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 19, 2009 04:17:37 PM
I have in my hands the most glorious fairy godmother goodness from the fantastical rackycoo.

BEHOLD THE GREATNESS OF THE CRAFTY QUEEN THAT IS RACKY!!!!!!!!

A lovely glass slide art doll!


Four essential godmothers caught in a frame


And, the most wonderful thing evah, a kitchy, house cleaning godmother in a fantastical tin shrine! I can't tell you how much I LOVE this.





I think I have swapping afterglow  :-*


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 19, 2009 04:21:00 PM
WOW!  I love that art doll.  I am wisting!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 19, 2009 05:00:16 PM
oh my droooooling over the shrine :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on February 19, 2009 05:08:03 PM
wow! wisted that shrine!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 19, 2009 05:19:05 PM
OMG! Racky! That is amazing! I think I need a cowl now, like right now. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: KarenLouiseM on February 19, 2009 05:43:41 PM
chiming in from outside the swap to say "wow rackycoo - what an amazing assemblage of wonderfulness!"


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 19, 2009 05:45:25 PM
The art doll & shrine are both totally awesome!!! :) :) Really like the colours of the "essential godmothers"!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 19, 2009 05:58:12 PM
Oh!  Cool stuff!

I especially like the swiffer cover.  I may need to try and crochet one of those.   :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 19, 2009 06:59:56 PM
Oh! That shrine is breath taking! Everyone needs a house cleaning fairy godmother!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 19, 2009 07:02:49 PM
I'm gonna wist that shrine...love that ;)  I need all the help I can get in that department (house cleaning :D)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 19, 2009 07:05:13 PM
I'm glad you liked your stuff, knickertwist! I only wish I could have made that godmother in the shrine actually have the power to tidy up.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 19, 2009 07:42:05 PM
I love all the rackycoo goodness... my gosh, I'd love to have any of the things you sent.  Beautiful.  You're so talented!

I've been kind of absent from the gallery and Craftster but everything that has shown up has been awesome.  I wish I had a Swiffer cover; I ran out of them awhile back and I don't have the memory to grab them when I'm out, but this is such a better idea because it's washable.  Fantastic.  I may have to make one.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 19, 2009 09:07:32 PM
How do I go about wisting Racky? Not Racky's crafted goodies, but Racky herself?  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: norahkate on February 19, 2009 09:10:22 PM
How do I go about wisting Racky? Not Racky's crafted goodies, but Racky herself?  ;D

could you actually wist her profile?  :D  if so, then i think she'll be at the top of a lot of lists...mine included.  great stuff!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 19, 2009 09:13:23 PM
How do I go about wisting Racky? Not Racky's crafted goodies, but Racky herself?  ;D

could you actually wist her profile?  :D  if so, then i think she'll be at the top of a lot of lists...mine included.  great stuff!

Done and done.  :)   (Though I do feel kinda stalkerish now...)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 19, 2009 09:13:59 PM
hehehehehe I'd like to wist Racky too!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on February 20, 2009 03:13:24 AM
Awesome package as always racky! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2009 05:21:57 AM
WoW!!  Love that shrine!  What a great idea and so perfectly executed.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on February 20, 2009 06:16:49 AM
The inchies and slide doll turned out so awesome! (I kind of got a bit of a sneak peak on the shrine and told her how awesome it was  ;) )


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 20, 2009 06:56:09 AM
Gosh, thanks everyone. You are all too kind.  :)

Special thanks to phizzy and aroze, who were my critique captains when I had questions or issues.  :-*


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 20, 2009 07:20:20 AM
The inchies and slide doll turned out so awesome! (I kind of got a bit of a sneak peak on the shrine and told her how awesome it was  ;) )

Sneak peeks? If you want a sneak peek of racky's goodness I can tell you where to look  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on February 20, 2009 09:03:20 AM
Hells yeah! Then I can taunt her with it!


The inchies and slide doll turned out so awesome! (I kind of got a bit of a sneak peak on the shrine and told her how awesome it was  ;) )

Sneak peeks? If you want a sneak peek of racky's goodness I can tell you where to look  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 20, 2009 11:36:31 AM
Aw, man, aroze can be vicious with the taunting!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on February 20, 2009 11:42:16 AM
Its fantastic...absolutely fantastic. You will definitely love it.
And if you don't, send it to me.


Aw, man, aroze can be vicious with the taunting!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 20, 2009 11:49:16 AM
Its fantastic...absolutely fantastic. You will definitely love it.
And if you don't, send it to me.

I have no doubt of that.

I can pretty much 1000% promise you that you will not be getting a package from me with knickertwist goodies in it.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2009 11:52:47 AM
I peeked.  OMG!!  It's so awesome Knickertwist!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on February 20, 2009 01:25:02 PM
Damn.  :D

Its fantastic...absolutely fantastic. You will definitely love it.
And if you don't, send it to me.

I have no doubt of that.

I can pretty much 1000% promise you that you will not be getting a package from me with knickertwist goodies in it.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on February 21, 2009 03:49:54 AM
Sneak peeks? If you want a sneak peek of racky's goodness I can tell you where to look  ;)

Ooh, I think I need a sneaky peek! Just to even things out of course ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 21, 2009 12:27:26 PM
oooohhh, Racky, I peeked. awesomeness coming your way!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 21, 2009 03:22:03 PM
You are all such teases!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on February 21, 2009 03:32:11 PM
I'm trying to be good and resisting the urge to taunt you ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 21, 2009 04:08:47 PM
I peeked! And can I say please send it to me!  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on February 21, 2009 06:37:33 PM
I received a lovely package from sewknitter yesterday!! oh my goodness, so many things in the box!!
Sorry my pictures are dark.  :'(

Amazing hat from my Wist! It's so pretty & she dyed the purple yarn herself too.


Three hand woven scarves. My daughter took the black one.  ;)


The cutest cupcake and a scrubber!


Patches, earrings, necklace, bracelet, notpad, cupcake cards, thread, cupcake punch & cupcake cards.


Fabric, zippers, yarn & super cute scottie dog ribbon.



So after my daughter raided the box....lol  Really, she found several things she wanted too.


Thanks so much sewknitter. It was an awesome package!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 21, 2009 06:44:19 PM
Love the cupcake stuff & the brown scarf!!! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 21, 2009 07:30:27 PM
Great package! I love the scarves.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 21, 2009 07:34:27 PM
ooo, sewknitter, the hat and scarves are beautiful!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 21, 2009 08:01:48 PM
That hat is incredible!  I've been attempting to make it, but haven't had much success.  Great job sewknitter!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 22, 2009 07:25:49 AM
Awww, thanks for the nice comments everyone!

Spotnik, I live really close to New Hope, PA or bigger landmark Trenton, NJ.

If you are out this way, pop in! I'm glad to help you learn to do the hat. Once you "get" the front post/back post thing it goes really fast! Feel free to PM me, I'll do my best to help with pictures or explanations.



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 22, 2009 09:12:37 AM
Sewknitter - thank you so much!!  I live on the opposite side of the country from you.  However, I think learning a difficult crochet pattern would be a good reason to come and see NJ.  (Never been there).  Unfortunately I don't think the hubby would agree.   :D  I may just take you up on the virtual help though.   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 22, 2009 11:36:08 AM
Sweet swappy goodness! Nice package :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 22, 2009 01:27:19 PM
OOh, great package Sewknitter.  Love the cupcake and the patches esp.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 22, 2009 03:27:21 PM
Wow i love those 2 packages!
I love racky's little art doll and i spy a baci wrapper in the housework godmother shrine!

And i love the scrubber and scotty ribbon in sugarysweets parcel :P


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on February 23, 2009 01:06:36 PM
Here's a better picture of the necklace sewknitter made for me. She worked for hours on it!



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 23, 2009 01:11:46 PM
That's really neat!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 23, 2009 01:39:50 PM
SugarySweet, thank you for taking such a great picture for me.

(I asked SS to take a picture because I'm trying to keep a log of things I've made, and I could have kicked myself for forgetting to take a picture of the tatted necklace. Tatting is my favorite craft.)

Also, I love the background you chose! You have a knack for photography!

And thanks for my package -- pics tomorrow of SugarySweet's awesomeness!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: zuliblu on February 23, 2009 01:49:33 PM
That is gorgeous!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 23, 2009 02:24:54 PM
Definitely love the tatted necklace.  Beautiful work!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on February 23, 2009 02:37:06 PM
sewknitter....thats one ROCKIN tatted necklace.....love it.....

you love this craft.....I wouldnt even know where to begin.....


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on February 23, 2009 03:34:11 PM
Love that tatted necklace!  I'm doin' the happy dance over here waiting for my sewknitter package.  In between I'm sweating from swap anxiety....


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 23, 2009 04:01:34 PM
That tatted necklace is great! I sooo want to learn and I have everything to try!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 23, 2009 04:42:48 PM
Tatting always amazes me, beautiful!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 23, 2009 05:28:48 PM
That tatted necklace is great! I sooo want to learn and I have everything to try!  :D

AlwaysInspired pm me, I'm glad to help you learn tatting. And I see you are from ND, across the country from me, <SIGH>. But if you are nearby, look me up and we can have a tatting session.

I shuttle tat, and believe it or not, I'm trying to learn needle tatting, which is supposed to me "easier." There really cool techniques that needle tatters can do. And after I "learn" them, I say, wow, I can do that too, with shuttles, now why didn't I think of that?

Get ready for a new obsession, for me learning how to add beads to tatting gave me so many more ideas for cool jewelry. . .

Love that tatted necklace!  I'm doin' the happy dance over here waiting for my sewknitter package.  In between I'm sweating from swap anxiety....

RwO -- sorry you had to wait so long! And don't worry, I'm sure I'll love your package! Although, I always have swap anxiety too until my partner receives, so we can be in anxiety together.

Yep, you have some interesting jewelry, but not all tatted. . .


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 23, 2009 07:09:47 PM
Great stuff!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: norahkate on February 23, 2009 08:58:16 PM
so many great packages!  i'm sending late x2 this time (both partners) but both boxes are packed up and ready to go.  this one was really hard for me, as one of my partners has 3 boys around the same ages as mine...i had to keep telling little man that the things i was making weren't for him and i felt bad so i ended up making double of a couple things.  (it was that or just not send them, and that wouldn't be fair ;))


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 24, 2009 01:05:41 AM
Here's an action shot of one of the skirts Ptarmic sent to me. Hubby and I went to see a Japanese drumming show at Michigan State University recently and it was the perfect opportunity to dress up a little.

Ptarmic, that skirt is so incredibly comfortable and so beautifully crafted. You did an amazing job and I wanted to show everyone a little better photo of the skirt.

(And, yes, I know it's wrinkled. That is totally due to my laziness and not Ptarmic's abilities.)




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 24, 2009 08:22:01 AM
Hi AQ!!  Beautiful!  Ptarmic rocks!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 24, 2009 08:34:12 AM
That skirt is cute and looks great on you :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Lilyvanilli on February 24, 2009 10:50:56 AM
Sorry I've been so remiss about posting here - I just realized the gallery was already up! :P

Everyone's packages have been amazing!! All of the jewelry posted is gorgeous, the knits are fantastic, of course I'm super in love with the Twilight crafts (especially that Robert Frost poem!), and just everything! You guys are some seriously awesome, talented Craftsters!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on February 24, 2009 11:18:59 AM
Woo!  Looking FOXY, AQ!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: gingerquilts on February 24, 2009 01:23:47 PM
Very cute skirt.  Awesome gallery so far!  Everyone has gotten some wonderful loot!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 24, 2009 04:31:30 PM
Alrighty, let's try this again. (My computer crashed as I was finishing this up last time.)

Are you ready to see the amazing package our splendid, spoiling Superhooker sent to me? Well, put your feet up, relax and take a gander...

This is what greeted me when I opened the box and pulled out all the contents. I almost crapped myself when I saw how much there was.


Like I good little girl, I opened the card first. And the phrase on the front, "knitphomaniac", was truly an accurate description of what was to come.

Next up, I went straight for the only package where I had a pretty good idea of what was inside. Rice crispy treats - yummy! These things are one of my all time favorite foods. (Note: I ate five of these as I opened my packages - ohhhhhh so tasty.)


***nom, nom, nom***


The next thing I opened was this uber-cute heating pad with a removable corn insert. I love this fabric!


And it was perfect timing, too, as I have a migraine and have already used this guy twice today. See? (Seriously, I did use it and it helped the pounding go down to a dull roar.)


And then I opened a package and about crapped on myself again. I put these legwarmers on my wist ages ago and never even considered that someone would actually attempt to make 'em for me. These things are sweet! And they are soooo warm.


And here's a gratuitous artsy-fartsy photo so you can see Superhooker's impeccable knitting.


Then I opened this guy and about fainted - a clementine shawl! Woo-hoo! I could not for the life of me get a good photo of this. It is so delicate and soft. And I love that I can wear it with a dressy outfit or a casual one. And it's black, so it matches pretty much everything I own.


And I figured that was the last of the knitting, because by now Superhooker surely has no feeling left in her fingers...

Nope. I was wrong. The next package had this amazing scarf in it. I love this scarf to pieces - the color and wave pattern remind me of my honeymoon in Hawaii. It's so pretty and I love how long it is (though I'm sure Superhooker didn't) because I can wear it so many different ways.
 

Another close-up. Don't you ever make a mistake, Superhooker?   :D


Then we take a detour from the knitting (but don't fret, there's more to come later). Superhooker made me this adorable t-shirt. My Snort is a rescued dog and she told me that she loves this shirt, Superhooker.  ;)  (P.S. Adopt a dog from your local shelter!)


And then I opened up this bag of what Superhooker called "random goodies". It's a wonderful conglomeration of things I can use in my jewelry. Chinese coins, watch and computer parts, and all other kinds of goodies. Now this is my kind of random.  :D


The next thing I found in my pile of goodies was this book I've been wanting, "Pretty Little Things". This looks amazing and I can't wait to see the wonderfulness of ideas that are inside it's pretty little cover.



Alright, anyone need a potty break? 'Cause there's more lovelies ahead...


Here's a little critter called a Bizzaregogylz. He looks awesome and the idea is to decorate him with whatever you want. Kind of a decoupage blank. I think I'm gonna break out some of my Peru ephermera and turn him into a Peruvian gargoyle.


And then I found this amazing cowl. It's made out of 100% cashmere and is just the softest thing ever. And it's my favorite color scheme, too. I changed my outfit this morning so I could wear this all day long. It kept me so nice and toasty in our chilly Michigan weather.


And then just for a fun extra, Superhooker made me these felt fortune cookies. My niece is gonna love playing with these when she comes over - they're just so cute!


And then I discovered some more sweet goodies - homemade fudge! Are you kidding me? My hubby loves you for this, Superhooker (and so do I!).


And then we've got a few more cuties. Some felted beads (yea!), some sushi chocolate lollipops (at least that's what I'm guessing they are - wonder if they're fish flavored?), and a very cool chunky wood bangle that I adore. The wood grain on this is so cool.


And what's a swap between knitters without yarn? Some yummy, squishy, soft angora yarn.


And last, but not least, a very pretty necklace with a clay pendant. Very classy, yet earthy. (Just my style.)


Superhooker, words cannot even express how blown-away I am with your generosity. I tried to figure out how many hours went into this swap package and stopped counting at about 50 because I was starting to have a nervous breakdown from swap anxiety. Seriously, woman, YOU ROCK MY FRICKIN' WORLD! You know this was a tough couple weeks for me and this package just raised my spirits so much. I could gush on and on, but I'm gonna start sounding like a freaky stalker, so I'll leave it at that for now.

Thank you so, so much for swapping with me Superhooker - you're the bestest!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 24, 2009 04:40:22 PM
I have no words. My goodness, superhooker, that was a supersized package! All that beautiful knitting, and all those other goodies as well. You are a swapping goddess!

The rescue dog shirt is near and dear to my heart. My new girl Stella is a rescue.  :)

AsphaltQueen, I really enjoyed your post, and all your action photos.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 24, 2009 04:42:51 PM
rackycoo, I saw Stella in your avatar this morning and did a "awwwwwww". :)

And action photos are the only way to go when someone puts this much work into something. My husband was laughing his ass off with my last photo where I was wearing all the knit goodies.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 24, 2009 04:45:54 PM
Wow. That's a heck of a swap!! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 24, 2009 05:00:08 PM
WOW!!!  I am just floored by the awesomeness of that package!  (and the rice crispy treats make me wanna make some!)   :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 24, 2009 05:07:21 PM
There is no competing with THAT package.  Good thing this is not a competition.  Right?  It's not is it?  Anyone?  Hello?  ? :o


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AbbyRose on February 24, 2009 05:41:13 PM
I'm so stinking jealous of those leg warmers! What a great package overall :) You were spoiled!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: mombat on February 24, 2009 05:45:36 PM
She is a rock star!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 24, 2009 05:46:13 PM
Just Wow! :o  Awesome package....   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on February 24, 2009 06:12:23 PM
wow, wow ...WOW .. what an awsome package superhooker...........love it all.....BUT .... I want/NEED one of those t-shirts....its going on my wist as well as my favorites projects by others.... great stuff


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 24, 2009 06:26:56 PM
Must have those leg warmers!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 24, 2009 06:27:43 PM
Wow... wow, wow, wow.  superhooker has like... just...

HOW DO YOU KNIT SO MUCH, SO FAST, AND NOT GET SICK OF IT?!?!!?

Everything is beautiful, and if that's the same fudge I got from superhooker in the Old Fashioned Random Swap, it's delicious.  ;)  Yummo.



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: littlebiskit on February 24, 2009 06:31:04 PM
^^^What Jenicat said.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 24, 2009 06:34:22 PM
WOW!!! :o :o That package is outrageous! The leg warmers look super awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on February 24, 2009 06:39:38 PM
AsphaltQueen, you are the cutest thing ever!  I'm so glad you liked everything!

And thanks for all the nice comments, everybody.  I...um....like knitting. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on February 24, 2009 06:47:02 PM
oh yeah....AQ, i love the heating pad fabric too......... ;) ;D.....


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on February 24, 2009 07:20:30 PM
hehehe, yeah, the fabric was an awesome present from onegroovyday!  thanks again!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 24, 2009 07:35:51 PM
Ooh, that is one seriously awesome package.  Fantastic job Superhooker!!  AQ, awesome action shots...I know you did all that to make all of us even more jealous of all that wonderfulness.  :) 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 24, 2009 07:36:26 PM
Wow superhooker! You're a knitting madwoman! I love the cowl!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Gomerriffic on February 24, 2009 08:03:06 PM
Wow seems like such a small word for such a large package!  Your knitting skills are outrageous Superhooker!Everything is so gorgeous! And the fudge...oh the fudge. I've had some of Superhooker's fudge. It should be marketed. It's the most amazing stuff ever.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 24, 2009 08:23:17 PM
There is no competing with THAT package.  Good thing this is not a competition.  Right?  It's not is it?  Anyone?  Hello?  ? :o

I sure hope not!!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 24, 2009 11:09:15 PM
There is no competing with THAT package.  Good thing this is not a competition.  Right?  It's not is it?  Anyone?  Hello?  ? :o

I sure hope not!!  ;D

I hope not too! I may have to hide if that is the standard!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 25, 2009 01:07:52 AM
There is no competing with THAT package.  Good thing this is not a competition.  Right?  It's not is it?  Anyone?  Hello?  ? :o

I sure hope not!!  ;D

I hope not too! I may have to hide if that is the standard!

Yeah, well I have to figure out how to even come close to matching the awesomeness... I know, I know. Woe is me. ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 25, 2009 03:20:23 AM

Yeah, well I have to figure out how to even come close to matching the awesomeness... I know, I know. Woe is me. ;D

HA ha . . yeah. YOU picked her!  :D  And there will never be ANY question from now on -- YOU are SPOILED!  :D 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewphie on February 25, 2009 03:29:57 AM
I love everything in that package from superhooker- the shawl looks great but my favourite has to be the legwarmers- I wish I was better at knitting!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: gingerquilts on February 25, 2009 04:43:05 AM
Superhooker!!   SERiously!  My goodness woman, you are amazing.  I'm both in awe AND hanging my head in shame!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 25, 2009 08:02:50 AM
Superhooker those are incredible knitted goodies!  Man...I wish I could do that..takes me forever just to do a simple scarf :'(  Dang...you must knit in your sleep or maybe need to be a character on Hero's with lightning speed hands! (with pointy needles 8))


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 25, 2009 09:07:19 AM
I.... I... I... what...

My head is about to explode with the crafty goodness of the package! That is flipping amazing!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: gingerquilts on February 25, 2009 09:49:41 AM
Here is my wonderful triptych from amaryllisroze!  I loved another that she made and when she invited me she agreed to make me one!  I just love it.  The colors are perfect for my living room.  It seems like the pictures took forever to upload today and none of them were worth the wait because they don't capture the beauty of her work really well!
(It could be that I'm a sucky photographer!)  :(


Thanks aroze!  It's perfect! :-*  There are more pics in my flickr album (link below).


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on February 25, 2009 09:56:44 AM
You can move their arms & legs if you you want to change their positions a little.
It looks great on your mantle! I'm glad you like it.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 25, 2009 10:06:48 AM
I love that aroze. You always do such beautiful work.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FunThreads on February 25, 2009 10:07:33 AM
Get those wist buttons ready once again. My package from Ckchan arrived today and boy was I spoiled.

3 fun charms from my wists -- too cute :D One each so I won't have to fight with my daughters over who gets to keep them -- love that.


2 awesome knitted dish cloths from my wist. A flower and butterfly. I think these are just so amazing!!


The most awesome knitted scarf ever! My daughter loved mine so much we swapped for another.


And I saved the best for last.......my absolute favorite item a knitted bag. I've been admiring these on craftster for a while now. Already moved stuff into it and showing it off as we speak ;D



THANK YOU for another fantastic swap full of knitted wonderful-ness. You ROCK!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 25, 2009 10:33:54 AM
Love that triptych! So pretty :) That knitted bag is lovely too! Knitted dish cloths are some of my new favourite things.

This gallery is pretty amazing.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on February 25, 2009 10:38:24 AM
That triptych is awesome!  I love the colors!

And, I also love knitted washcloths.  They are some of my favorite things to knit.  The butterfly is so cute!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on February 25, 2009 10:41:53 AM
The gallery is totally amazing!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 25, 2009 10:47:46 AM
I love your new bag Funthreads!!!  Great job Ckchan!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 25, 2009 10:49:28 AM
The triptych is so interesting! :) :) Also like the black & white scarf!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 25, 2009 10:57:33 AM
Triptych is awesome, that checkered scarf rocks, and that knitted bag is gorgeous! 

I love this gallery.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 25, 2009 10:58:53 AM
Wow, love that the triptych is movable.   The cable knit purse is beautiful and the keychains are very cute.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jungrrl on February 25, 2009 12:09:56 PM
Oh man, BOTH of my packages DCs say "arrived at unit"! I'm having a swap anxiety flare up! I hope oneredboot and DropDeadSuzie like their things....


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 25, 2009 12:18:27 PM
Having seen the previews, I'm quite sure they will.   8)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on February 25, 2009 12:28:32 PM
I received from Mandylikespie  today!!!

how cute are these ~~right off my wist list~~

and the nose!!!


THANK YOU I LOVE THEM!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 25, 2009 01:01:14 PM
Those are adorable!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on February 25, 2009 01:03:17 PM
wow so many amazing goodies.  That triptych is GORGEOUS.  I love the chessboard scarf, and those piggy potholders are adorable!
but I have to say
HOLY @*&$ Superhooker! wow that is one rockin package.  The cowl is so beautiful, the scarves - well..we know I am a scarf addict, so those are of course fabulous, and those legwarmers are perfect!  Your skills with a couple of pointy sticks never cease to amaze me.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 25, 2009 01:17:00 PM
the triptych is gorgeous!  love me the black and white checkered scarf...I'm drooling on my keyboard for that and those piggy pot holders!  AHHHHH! to flippen cute!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on February 25, 2009 01:18:13 PM
they are teh perfect addition to my new kitchen!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 25, 2009 01:22:55 PM
Cute little piggies!!  Mandylikespie your version is even cuter than what jlovesg wisted.  Kawaii!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 25, 2009 01:41:54 PM
The pig potholders are so funny!!! They make us smile! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on February 25, 2009 01:54:49 PM
This is an amazing gallery.

I love the triptych and the pigs are so cute!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on February 25, 2009 02:58:24 PM
love the triptych...just amazing......

and the potholders are too cute... and my knitting skills are enough that I could even do some SIMPLE ones....


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Ripples on February 25, 2009 04:04:38 PM
Great pakcages everyone!  Sorry to be on the lurk so long, still learning to be a military wife. 

DD absolutely loves zebra jacket.  I like the girl dresses, but she won't wear them.   :-\

Now, down to business!  Pics from my swap with GoldfishPollywog:

All the loot in it's glory



We decided to swap picture books and store-bought goodies for low-stress.


Example of the finely illustrated book:


Enjoy!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 25, 2009 04:10:56 PM
Picture books! That's soooo sweet :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 25, 2009 04:19:00 PM
Picture books -- GREAT idea!  Love the illustrations! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 25, 2009 04:27:38 PM
Wow! Way too many wonderful things in this gallery! I love the knitted clothes, the triptych is amazing! Piggys are adorable and that picture book has some very sweet illistrations! Way to go everyone!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 25, 2009 04:59:56 PM
The picture book is just adorable!!! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 25, 2009 05:05:05 PM
GET READY TO WIST!  My package from onegroovyday took my breath away.  This woman does amazing things with color!  I asked for a WIP bag for my knitting.  I am often stuck at school supervising something and wanted a bag to tote my knitting and other necessaries.  OGD thought of EVERYTHING, right down to the tea I'll need to keep my sanity!  Okay, enough chatter:

Here's everything but the needle roll and knitting needles:

Look at these colors!  BEAUTIFUL!


A painting for tree lover me -- OGD and her daughter did these together -- Gramma OGD got DD's tree!  I am honored by this pair and share!


Tea wallet and handcrafted stitch markers!


Stitch marker wallet!


needle roll . . . wait for it . . .

Knitting needles!  The purple sparkly ones are HANDMADE RESIN NEEDLES!!!!!

Did you see these?  :D
The inside of this bag is as pretty as the outside -- and it has a place for knitting needles!

And a pocket for my new cup and everything I need to make tea!  There are elastisized pockets in this bag, too, for yarn!

Action shot


BFF, ML!!!!  (until you get your package from me . . .)

Love you bunches!  I love these colors!  Are you guys wisted out?  :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 25, 2009 05:12:53 PM
Those are beautiful colors. I love how the whole package is color coordinated.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on February 25, 2009 05:14:22 PM
have to admit little jealous of every package in some way or another. these rounds keep getting better and better!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 25, 2009 05:23:01 PM
I love how the whole package is color coordinated.

Have to agree about the colour coordination; looks so nice all together! The resin needles are super cool!!! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 25, 2009 05:27:49 PM
Wow! That is awesome stuff! You scored!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 25, 2009 05:32:17 PM
Wow! That is awesome stuff! You scored!

yes I did!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on February 25, 2009 05:40:59 PM
as for the resin knitting needles........I would like to publicly thank ammasmama for her tutorial on how to make them.........and let me tell you when she says 'hours' of sanding.......she is being nice.......even with a dremel, it was  HOURS & hours & HOURS & hours ......of sanding........but A2K is sooooooo totalllllllllly worthh it...... I actually have a real GROOVY idea for another set..... at least I now know how much time to set aside to get them done :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on February 25, 2009 06:07:58 PM
Onegroovyday, that stuff is awesome!  What a beautiful bag, and I love all the accessories!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on February 25, 2009 06:19:46 PM
I asked Ginger for a quilted wall hanging like she's made before except I had to be difficult. Instead of the sacred heart that she's done previously, I wanted an immaculate heart. It will be a perfect fit in my craft room, surrounded by all my Craftster goodies & Mexican folk art.

Behold.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/3310699438/)

The amount of detail is stunning. I could take a thousand pictures and not capture all of it.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/3309870625/)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 25, 2009 06:22:24 PM
OMG! That is so awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on February 25, 2009 06:27:10 PM
Onegroovyday, that stuff is awesome!  What a beautiful bag, and I love all the accessories!!

THANKS...... ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on February 25, 2009 06:48:01 PM
That quilt is like magic!  It is going in my fav projects!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 25, 2009 07:11:06 PM
That quilt is gorgeous... My gosh!   :o

And I loooove those resin knitting needles, onegroovyday.  And the project bag rocks!  Pretty colors indeed.  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: gingerquilts on February 25, 2009 07:16:01 PM
Glad you like it aroze!  I put a couple close up pictures in my flickr!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 25, 2009 07:25:22 PM
that quilt is absolutely beautimus!!! outstanding work!  love the colors


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 25, 2009 07:44:32 PM
Okay, earlier I said that this gallery was awesome but I seriously cannot believe the stuff you fine and crafty folks are making! It's all soooo beautiful. You are a crazy talented bunch.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on February 25, 2009 07:50:38 PM
that quit is just amazzzzzzzzzzzzzigleeeeeyyyyyyy wonderful....


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 25, 2009 07:51:01 PM
The quilted wall hanging is incredible!!! :) :) Love the details!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SewMamaLady on February 25, 2009 07:57:23 PM
Man, that's a super awesome package. I LOVE all of the colors!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 25, 2009 08:11:52 PM
Ooh, that bag is awesome!!  Love the handmade needles too!!  Great job onegroovyday!!!
Gah, that quilt is breathtaking!  Super job Gingerquilts!! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 25, 2009 08:22:31 PM
Jeez...I go to work for one day and look at all the cool stuff that appears on here!!  Do you think I could convince my boss that I need to work from home so I can monitor craftster??

 :D

Amazing work everyone!  I especially love the tea wallet. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewphie on February 26, 2009 04:43:16 AM
Wow, the knitting WIP bag looks immaculate - love the matching needle roll and sparkly needles!
And the quilted wallhanging is just amazing
This is one helluva gallery!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 26, 2009 06:03:39 AM
I love the WIP bag! Those colors are wonderful!

That wall hanging rocks! All the details are amazing!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: MandyLikesPie on February 26, 2009 06:03:58 AM
Holy smokes, I'm so behind on the gallery!  :D

I'm glad you like your pot holders, jloveg! And thanks for all the nice comments on the piggies, everyone.  :)

There are too many gorgeous things to comment on individually, so I'm just going to offer up a collective "wow, you guys are amazing!"


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kewlmomma on February 26, 2009 07:18:32 AM
This is AWSOME!!! Great job ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on February 26, 2009 07:21:36 AM
There are too many gorgeous things to comment on individually, so I'm just going to offer up a collective "wow, you guys are amazing!"

I second that! :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on February 26, 2009 07:22:20 AM
Beautiful quilt, ginga!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on February 26, 2009 08:30:35 AM
I love the tree painting and the quilt! Wow, that quilt is really amazing.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 26, 2009 08:33:50 AM
There are too many gorgeous things to comment on individually, so I'm just going to offer up a collective "wow, you guys are amazing!"

My sentiments exactly.  There are far too many things for me to remember to comment on every one of them, but I've certainly ooh-ed and aah-ed over each one.  For instance, I forgot to comment on your piggies, but my goodness they are adorable.  :)

Anyway, I end up feeling bad for not commenting on each thing, but every item is fantastic and it's too hard to address them all.  ;D  So not commenting is sort of a compliment in itself, right?  I guess?

This entire gallery is a bundle of fun and exceptional talent.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 26, 2009 09:14:38 AM
I love the richness of the quilt, the WIP bag, the resin needles (even though i don't knit).  Everything is so amazing!

Thanks for the comments on the book everyone.  When we chose picture books, I decided it was time to learn the basics of book binding, so the book I sent was my first attempt.... 

Ripples went a different direction with her book, making three copies and allowing each of her kids to illustrate one and sending a blank on for my son to finish!  Too cool!


The overview

Three shirts for my DS, an Eeyore shirt and Frog hankerchief for me, A pair of toy binoculars, and three books.  There were four books, but Ripples is fixing one that got was messed up while her kiddos were sick.  They are all well now though :D

Here is my son's favorite:


Close up of the books illustrated by her kids.



Here are all of our little ones modeling their shirts

Sorry for the goofy faces, we "tortured" them by making them face into the sunlight for good lighting.

They had a blast playing together and cried when it was all over.  My son said he wanted to "keep them". ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: ckchan on February 26, 2009 09:35:41 AM
Awesome packages!!

I love the tree painting and the resin needles. 

I love that quilt!! 

I love everything.  :D :D :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 26, 2009 09:47:53 AM
Awww, your kids are so cute together.  :)  You'll have to meet up again if it's possible so that they can have life-long friends.  Craftster unites people.  ;)

I love the picture books... what a great idea.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 26, 2009 10:37:56 AM
I love that the kiddos can illustrate their own story!

P.S. Those kiddos are pretty cute :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: lapoli on February 26, 2009 02:24:22 PM
I received my wonderful package from SpottedFrog several days ago.. I'm sorry for only now posting pictures!

First, SpottedFrog completely surprised me with a patchwork tote bag! It's the perfect size to house some of my knitting WIPs and I think that's just what it will do! :)



The flip side of the bag has two perfectly sized pockets, too, though I couldn't get a great picture of them. 

Then comes the best part of the package! SpottedFrog had agreed to make me a patchwork skirt a la Dulcinea (from many rounds past of IYP) and I was completely surprised! It's so adorable, and having it on makes me feel like a princess!


"Resting" Shot


Close-up of some of the fabric


The "action" sitting shot! :)

I love it! Thank you so much, SpottedFrog, as I am in great awe of your sewing skills, which I possess none of myself. :)

Thank you!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 26, 2009 02:35:44 PM
That skirt is gorgeous! I'd wear that in a pinch.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 26, 2009 03:24:43 PM
I like that patchwork tote a lot but the skirt - wow! That's really cool.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 26, 2009 04:23:55 PM
Awesome skirt and bag! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on February 26, 2009 04:36:55 PM
I love that skirt!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 26, 2009 05:21:06 PM
I love that skirt! Very nice! And happy kiddos are always a plus!  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 26, 2009 05:24:09 PM
the skirt is soooo pretty!  beautimus ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 26, 2009 06:46:17 PM
I go away one day, and now I had to oooh and aahh over FIVE pages! (Okay, that really was fun.)

cute piggies! lovely picture books, great quilt, love the tree painting, and the childrens coloring pictures, RESIN needles great & WIP bag.

wonderful patchwork skirt and bag,

all five pages of awesomeness!
Great job everyone.

ooooH! Beautiful tryptych (spelling?).

Now I wonder if I'll live long enough to have you all as IYP partners. . .


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: littlebiskit on February 26, 2009 07:03:29 PM
I should have known when I begged Gomer to join this swap with me that I would (once again) be severely out-crafted.  And I was.  Check my schwag, y'all!

A "cool hat" (those were my 21 month old daughter's words, I'm so not joking) and ice cream cone for her play kitchen.
Dreadfully blurry but posted for the delight.


A better pic of those items:



My cool hat!  (Pardon the wearer.)


A cool hat for hubby.  (He loves it, but I can never catch a pic of him.)


My beautiful camera case.  Perfect colors, and the pattern is fantastic!  And it fits perfectly, and has a wonderful little zipper pocket in the back for extra memory cards.  PERFECT.


Other bits and bobs, a cupcake wash cloth, and little scrubby, along with a wonderful lacy headband for me!


ELMO!  Apparently he also likes ice cream cones.



Also sent were two books, one for kids quilts, and another for fleece projects for children.  And a pattern for about a zillion stuffies!

Gomerlove, you're a fantastic partner!!!  I can only hope you're not too let down with the little bits I sent!!!  I love everything.  And did I mention that the hats arrived just in time, as I rescued the parcel from a snowdrift during our snowstorm today?   ;D
Please wist away, ladies! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 26, 2009 07:09:46 PM
I want you all to behold the lovely package I received from SugarySweet:

First, my dear, dear sister-in-law begged me to give her my poppet, and NO WAY girl! So she said can I "pay" someone to make one for me? (The girl has no idea of what it means to buy a hand crafted doll, like "$200-$300?) But she only wants a "naked" poppet, because she likes to hand sew the clothes. okay . . .

But I received the BEST poppet! Bad enough to not to know who you are yet or where you are going. I couldn't embarrass her by actually photographing her naked. She is most timid. So I knit her a wrap. She is impeccably stitched. so perfect!:

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/poppet.jpg)

And here is a close-up of her beautiful face, eyes, hair:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/poppet-face.jpg)

Then SS made me something for my "victorian" bathroom. A perfectly hand embroidered picture. I just love it!:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/embroidered-shoe.jpg)

SugarySweet, then made a organizer/pocket wallhanging, with bright colors and florals. LOVE the colors and fabric choices. It is so long that I folded it to get it all in the picture:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/organizer.jpg)

I love cardmaking, and all my partners get me a wonderful ATC alphabet set & rubber stamps, but look at what SugarySweet got, 1.5 inch ornate squares! Outstanding!:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/alpha-stamps.jpg)

Okay, must stop for tea. NO PROBLEM, yummmy! Yes, a box of sweet, spicy tea:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/tea.jpg)

Now onto my wonderful supplies, fabric, papers of many kinds, diecut paper/frames,
cards, and more goodies:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/fabric.jpg) (http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/papersheets.jpg) (http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/paperstack.jpg) (http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/cat-cards.jpg) (http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/goodies.jpg)

Amazing isn't it? I've been totally spoiled!
so what can I say but:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/ThanKU.jpg)

Thank you so much, SUGARYSWEET!!! I loved swapping with you. I LOVE EVERYTHING!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 26, 2009 08:14:15 PM
Fabulous stuff!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on February 26, 2009 08:30:41 PM
Sewknitter,

In one of our PM's you mentioned that you would like a thread catcher. I was not sure what that was. I looked them up online and found some similar to this and made it. You might have been taking about another type? lol



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: MommyTheMaid on February 26, 2009 11:40:48 PM
I got my goodies from Gothchics today!!  I was so excited and she sent the most thoughtful things.

A Bento box for mommy (I have been dying to get one!) and some really adorable felt food for Athena.  I had to bribe her to leave them there with a lollipop so I could snap a pic.  She saw the flash and yanked them up and took off running to the play kitchen.



Due to an injury she couldn't finish this scarf but told me what to use to finish it.  Here is the thing, this woman HATES purple. Like really hates it wants to vomit on it and she knows I love it and she hand dyed and hand spun me this BEAUTIFUL puprley yarn.  Oh and a tablecloth for me to play around making baggies with. Woo hoo!



Adorable Notecards


A really pretty patchwork purse (she remembers me commenting on the fabric choices and how I loved the) and a matching wallet just like the one on my wists.



Check out the inside.  A whole new world of color and patterns.


I LOVE LOVE LOVE my package!  Thank you so much.  I can only hope you like what I made you half as much as I love mine.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on February 27, 2009 05:04:15 AM
Gothchics Hooked you up!!   love the patch work purse!

Sugarysweet the poppet is lovely!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: gingerquilts on February 27, 2009 05:29:26 AM
Oh my, very "cool hat"s on such cute wearers, darling poppet and pretty patchwork purse, among other great items!  What a talented and generous bunch!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sorbetsurprise on February 27, 2009 05:33:17 AM
Wow that felt food is amazing and really realistic, nice package!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 27, 2009 06:27:33 AM
Wow! A bunch more wonderful packages! I love the hats, patchwork bag, felty food, and thread catcher! Oh my!  ;D Nice work!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 27, 2009 06:50:34 AM
Very cool stuff -

The felt pancakes and bacon are my favorite from this bunch!   :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 27, 2009 06:59:26 AM
Wow, all three of those packages rock.  I love the cool hats - littlebiskit, Riley uses "cool" too and the first time I was like "WHA?  Where?  You... how do you know what that means?!"  Hilarious.  And the Elmo rocks too!

And the pretty poppet SugarySweet made... Wow.  So pretty!

And I love all of the felt food from GothChics, and that yarn looks super cozy. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 27, 2009 07:27:26 AM
I love the felt food! and the stained glass purse ....wow!  sewknitter...you got a pretty poppet!  she's peeerty!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on February 27, 2009 07:40:20 AM
Just an amazing gallery filled with what Craftsters talented artists do best.
Love that patchwork handbag - my fave colors!
Those Cool Hats are gorgeous.
I cant tell you how much I love that patchwork skirt.  I would wear it so often that people would look at me funny.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 27, 2009 07:59:04 AM
CONGRATS, Gomerrific!  I know grandkids are gonna ROCK!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on February 27, 2009 09:04:40 AM
Awwww, congrats Gomerriffic!  She is precious.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pinkleo on February 27, 2009 09:56:24 AM
Wow!!  :o I mean WOW!!!!  So many great goodies...My fave is Bella ;D (I just had to hit "this rocks" ;))


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: littlebiskit on February 27, 2009 10:32:23 AM
CONGRATS GOMER!  She's beautiful!!! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on February 27, 2009 10:56:15 AM
ohhhh babies! love babies...   :)  she's just lovely!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on February 27, 2009 01:05:03 PM
Nope, you can't beat baby-crafting!  Bella is beautiful, congratulations on your new grandbaby Gomer.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on February 27, 2009 01:38:43 PM
Ooh, love all the wonderful new goodies, esp the baby.  Nice job crafting there she's lovely!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 27, 2009 03:46:34 PM
Congrats Gomer! I think grandparents are the lucky ones, you can spoil them rotten and send em home! ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 27, 2009 05:30:29 PM
Sewknitter,

In one of our PM's you mentioned that you would like a thread catcher. I was not sure what that was. I looked them up online and found some similar to this and made it. You might have been talking about another type? lol

Okay, now I feel like a fool, lol. Yep, that would be a very nice thread catcher. And no, I did not have one until now.

You should have seen me, looking and looking at it, turning it over to where there seemed to be a casing to put a dowel and hang. LOL. 

Couldn't imagine why you'd leave (actually thought "waste") the area above the pockets with nothing. Then I said, to pin my pattern and notes to, of course.

So here was my big imagination going on and on trying to figure out how this "organizer" worked.

SugarySweet, this is a GORGEOUS thread catcher, much needed, and about to be much appreciated and used! Thank you so much!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Gomerriffic on February 27, 2009 07:11:40 PM
Thanks so much for all the well wishes. She is so adorable.

Here are the wonderful goodies Littlebiskit sent to me as promised!


The coolest plaque! It's in elvish, it says "speak friend and enter" I tried to convince little to give me one she made for Celticgoddess so she made me my own.



A "waterskin" for future Ren Faire visits! And it's personalized!



Two crystal glasses with love in elvish. They're etched into it. they look really great in person. I stuffed yarn in there to hopefully show you little's handiwork!




A jar full of random goodies!! There were so many awesome things in there, I love each bit.



But these are probably my favorites!

Last but not least, yarn! I love making toys and these are the yarns that I use for them. Perfect!



Everything was awesome! Thanks again Little


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SpottedFrog on February 27, 2009 07:26:19 PM
WoW1 so much fantastic stuff! And Lapoli I love your floor!. I have nice ceramic tile but I love wood floors.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 27, 2009 07:28:06 PM
Great packages, both Gomeriffic's knitting and crochet and littlebiskit's package!

I love the plaque especially. Well done!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on February 27, 2009 07:46:42 PM
Okay, I have to show the great package I received from RhymeswOrange:

(clickable thumbnail photos)

Here is what came out of the shipping box:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/wrapping.jpg)
All wrapped in pretty paper and ribbons!

An AWESOME wallhanging:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/koi-hanging.jpg)

I have to take a better photo, it was much too dark the day I took it. This is so beautiful and does no justice to the colors. I promise the first sunny day you'll see its total awesomeness!

then I have this wonderful necklace, I love the fish with bubbles, so cute!
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/goldfishnecklace.jpg)

And I thought it this was a necklace, but can you guess what it really is?
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/fishnecklace.jpg)

It is a wonderful row counter! Isn't it pretty? and another cute fish. (Can you guess I like fish?)

Then a wonderful jewelry hanger:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/jewelry-hanger.jpg)

see the fish? here's a close-up:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/closeup-fish_pin.jpg)
And this is jewelry, too, its a pin! I just love the pin and its hanger!

And then some beads with another fishie bead and a "smile" bookmark:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/swap_received/beads-bkmk.jpg)


Thank you RhymeswOrange!
I was totally spoiled in our "small" swap!



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on February 27, 2009 08:11:16 PM
LOVE the fish wall hanging......


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 27, 2009 08:13:38 PM
More really cool stuff!  I especially love that waterskin...methinks I may need one.   :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: norahkate on February 27, 2009 09:09:15 PM
here is my awesome package from spotnik.  it was so much fun to open...a seemingly endless stream of goodies and wonderfulness.  thank you!  :D

the whole package
a leaf necklace (wist inspired) hand painted candle holders (and green is my favorite color) fun sparkle sea shapes to use for any number of fun crafts, lots of soft flannel monkey fabric (i love monkeys), some very pretty yarns, patterns for stuffed toys (jackson has already requested a dragon) and yummy treats from a farm right by her house.  marionberry is my favorite!  i used to work at a bakery and we made "Oregonberry" scones.  now i get real oregonberry jam, straight from the source!

slipper-footed snurfles (did i get that right?  your notes upstairs, but little man has been running around saying it all night and i think that's it ;))  they have the cutest little tails, too...i just didn't get a good picture of them.  darn snurfles won't sit still.  :-\


strap covers for my baby carrier.  what an awesome idea!  julian is already enamored of them, so i'm sure they will be a big hit...if we can just convince jackson they aren't his "new cool arm things"


a heating pad/pillow that i can already tell is going to cause problems.  jason and jackson were fighting over it (my husband and 3 year old) and finally decided to just lay by each other and share.  but it's mine as soon as i get back up there!


thank you again for all the goodies and for being such an awesome partner!
-norah :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on February 27, 2009 09:45:58 PM
Yay!  I am so glad you liked everything.  :)

Yes, the little toys are slipper-footed snurfles.  I made up the design ages ago, and a good friend came up with the name.   :D

Thanks for the action shots!!!  I love seeing little man and the stuff I made.   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 27, 2009 10:23:14 PM
Sorry, I haven't commented lately.  My modem blew a sprocket or whatnot and I had to go on a shopping adventure without knowing what anything was called :-[  j

Ripples and I have been friends for years, and our kids are evenly spaced and in alphabetical order strangely enough.  I promise we didn't plan it that way!  They loved the goodies, especially the shirts and "poppers", and will be getting together as often as our schedules work out. ;D

Love the camera bag from a few pages back, especially how the button filled in the center of the flower, amazing detail!

Bella is a wonderful creation, crafted with awesome attention to detail, she does indeed ROCK!

All the packages were wonderful, and I meant to comment on each one, but then.....  I saw the fish wallhanging and my brain wiped out all thought except  "Wow!  WANT!!!"   So if it ever needs a new home.....  Okay I know it won't but a girl can dream ;D



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Nobodyhasthisoneyet on February 27, 2009 10:48:58 PM
Wow, there's some epic stuff in this thread.

But in between sitting here gobsmacked (and just a bit anixious about my own offering!) the phrase "cool new arm things" had me in stitches!   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on February 28, 2009 06:13:43 AM
Wow, there's some epic stuff in this thread.

But in between sitting here gobsmacked (and just a bit anixious about my own offering!) the phrase "cool new arm things" had me in stitches!   ;D

Let's agree that we are not going to worry about our offerings to one another!  We crafted with each other in mind and that is what this is all about!  I am looking forward to your package!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on February 28, 2009 06:16:43 AM
I sure wish Canadian post would get the package to CYA already. anxiety is killing me. yes the package pales in comparison but yes I crafted for her and I just hope she likes it.  its been 18 days already!  arg!!



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 28, 2009 06:34:32 AM
More wonderful goodies! This gallery rocks!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jungrrl on February 28, 2009 08:44:50 AM
I got an AWESOME package from DropDeadSuzie a few days ago!!  Seriously you guys, everything is so great!

Two neon skull candles! Already have a home on my desk


A NunChuck!!! I can't wait to play with this! :D


An adorable albino octo plushie and a cute nautical hello kitty cigarette holder-type case.


Eeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeees omg, eyes. :D  I love it! Look how many albino eyes there are!!! I <3 albino eyes.


And this awesome ruler fabric


A really awesome bag, that I think she printed herself? Is that right Suzie? I know you do some printing.. Anyway it's awesome. Look at that random bird with the red beak! Perfect for trips to the post office with all those Craftster shirt orders! :D (I'm gonna get a better full shot of this later)




You may not know this (because she's awesome about following craftster's no self-promotion rule ;)) but she sells some really fabulous shirts (http://www.dropdead.etsy.com) and she sent me TWO!  I won't have action shots until the boy gets up so here are some to tide you over.

This one is nautical cuteness


This one is based off of this shirt in my faves (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51265.msg474756#msg474756)

 
I'm gonna gush more about the shirts when I get some action shots, but seriously, how great is that package? Thanks Suzie!!  :-*


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: lapoli on February 28, 2009 08:49:13 AM
Oooh! Lucky! I have two of dropdeadsuzie's fabulous shirts and I love both of them! I can't wait to see action shots, jungrrl!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 28, 2009 08:50:48 AM
Wow! Awesome stuff! Lovin' the shirts!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on February 28, 2009 09:52:30 AM
Love the neon skull candles! :) :) So jealous of your stash of eyes jungrrl!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: DropDeadSuzie on February 28, 2009 10:04:27 AM
yay! Im so glad Jungrrl liked what i sent her because I LOVVE what she sent me! IYP's might be my favorite swap ever!

Her package arrived ( a few days ago but thanks to the boyfriend I only found it last night!) and everything was inside this AWESOMED bag! It has a felt razor blade with a big green blood splatter, the picture didn't pick up the green but in person its awesome!



Inside was this adorable (and big!) owl zippered pouch. Its perfect and I needed something like this to keep "in progress" crocheting stuff in.. yay!



Inside of that.. was a super cute happy/sad bunny. Sometimes he is happy.. sometimes not. But always cute!



And last but not least is an awesome skull knit dishcloth! I can't knit but i totally lust over these knitted dishcloths. i have an owl one  and an anchor one but both were getting haggard so this is awesome!



Thank you so much Jungrrl, you really spoiled me and i love everything! xoxo :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: lapoli on February 28, 2009 03:16:12 PM
The sad/happy bunny is cute, but the owl pouch is the best! It looks perfect for you, dropdeadsuzie. :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 28, 2009 03:26:03 PM
Those shirts look great! I totally need a skully knit washcloth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on February 28, 2009 03:45:37 PM
I'm always a sucker for skulls!  Dishcloth and candles alike!   But that razorblade bag is to die for, I'll be wistin that one. ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: MommyTheMaid on February 28, 2009 03:47:59 PM
Everything looks great!!  This is so my new favorite swap.  How often are these held?  I am saving a space, time, and money already for the next one.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SpottedFrog on February 28, 2009 05:20:29 PM
Ruler fabric!! I must have some of this!! Where'd ya get it?

I got my yards and yards and yards of hand spun hand dyed YARN from Lapoli today! Unfortunately I checked the mail at sunset so you all will have to die of jealousy without pictures until tomorrow.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on February 28, 2009 06:33:00 PM
happy /sad bunny TOO CUTE... and all those fun EYEs.......I would love to have them


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: koalascout on February 28, 2009 08:32:35 PM
everything is so cool can't wait to see what i get  :D ??? ::)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on February 28, 2009 08:55:38 PM
I received from untouchable face. I haven't had a chance to take pictures but there is lots of cute stuff! Thank you so much!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 28, 2009 11:37:31 PM
everything is so cool can't wait to see what i get  :D ??? ::)

I cna't wait for you to see what you get either! lol   :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SpottedFrog on March 01, 2009 07:29:05 AM
YARNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)
A whole sweaters worth! Hand spun, hand dyed. The picture is pretty true to color (my dog casting his shadow in there too).


I can't wait to get started! Thank you so much Lapoli! :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 01, 2009 07:39:27 AM
Wow, that yarn is so pretty and maybe someday I'll be able to spin so well.  :)  It looks awesome.

I also love that owl pouch!  And the washcloth is adorable.  Like everything else.  I saw that owl fabric at JoAnn yesterday and I so wanted to get it but... I really don't need any more fabric.  :)  I'm so happy to see something awesome made of it!  Maybe I'll have to go get some next time I'm in the area.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on March 01, 2009 01:28:54 PM
I received from Norahkate on Friday.  My camera battery was dead on Fri., and then I spent most of yesterday in a wire-wrapping class.  So, finally, I am posting the goodies Norah sent to me.

First, let me say that Norah knows just how addicted to World of Warcraft I am (and hubby too).  So, she used that as a theme for my package!   ;D





A hoodie with the Horde symbol appliqued on the sleeves, a pillow, a t-shirt (both of which have been filched by hubby), an amigurumi and a cute hello kitty watch.   :D  (Ignore the polka-dotted fabric.  That is a project I am working on.)

The amigurumi is my Tauren Hunter - she rocks!

And Norah Rocks too!!  Thanks so much!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 01, 2009 06:27:13 PM
Oh my goodness!  I got the rest of my package from Pinkleo and it's so much fun!  Look at all my beautiful treasures!

First a beautiful hand carved bookplate stamp with my initials in it:


Next some Twilight goodies, starting with a sparkly felt apple pin:


a Twilight themed inchie collage:


and an awesome Twilight charm bracelet:


Next, for my Harry Potter potter obsession, awesome golden snitch earrings!


An absolutely beautiful Tree of Life suncatcher!  It's hard to note the scale in the picture, but it's about 6" in diameter, and currently in my living room window:


And finally, the most awesome crocheted fingerless mittens!  They are super warm, and the colors are stunning!  I've been wearing them all around for the last two days.  And they are totally going to come to work with me since it's so cold in my costume shop, but I need my fingers free to work. 


Action shot:


THANK YOU PINKLEO!!!
  I AM THE MOST SPOILED SWAPPER EVER, AND I'D SWAP AGAIN WITH YOU ANY TIME, AND ANY THEME! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kellynchi on March 01, 2009 06:39:44 PM
Love the beaded tree! Very very cool.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Lilyvanilli on March 01, 2009 07:14:51 PM
I received my super awesome package from sewphie! Are you ready to see the coolest piece of embroidery EVER?! Get your wisting fingers ready.........here it is!



It's on this bag:



And here's some close-ups. Check out her hair!! And the hat and her face! I am so blown away by sewphie's insane skills! And by how much fill stitching she did!  :o





Isn't she just GORGEOUS?! I love her so much! I've been staring at her ever since I took her out of the package! :D Okay, here's the rest of my amazing loot. First up we've got a group shot of the whole package (minus some candy - Yum!):



Clockwise from the top we've got lots of delicious candy, a mirror, a needlebook, some embroidered patches, the coolest card ever that's totally getting framed, a bracelet, and some chickies. Here's a close-up of the mirror:



How cool is that?! I love the embroidery and the fabric is from Africa (or South America? I can't remember which but it's cool either way). How did you make this sewphie? I love it!

Here's close-ups of the needlebook and bracelet (both of which I LOVE!):



The little scissors on the needlebook are adorable!

Thank you SO, SO much sewphie!! I love every single thing and I am thrilled we finally swapped with each other!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on March 01, 2009 07:19:50 PM
The bird embroidery on that mirror is amazing!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on March 01, 2009 07:24:28 PM
The bird embroidery on that mirror is amazing!

Absolutely astounding!   I love that!  Nice work!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: lapoli on March 01, 2009 07:29:18 PM
Beautiful embroidery!

I also really love the bookplate stamp.. great idea!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 01, 2009 07:33:20 PM
The bookplate is neat, never thought of a stamp one for some reason ???

Wonderful colors on the embroidery!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 01, 2009 08:18:28 PM
That embroidery is amazing! Great packages!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 01, 2009 08:50:24 PM
Beautiful embroidery! The fill stitching is so amazing!

Love the tree of life suncatcher! I need one of those!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on March 01, 2009 08:51:42 PM
We received package #1 from sundayafternoonhousewife!!! ;D ;D Kitchen goodies with 'sweet treat' themes!


Cupcake embroidered pot holders.

Teatowel & crochet dishcloth.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225499) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225500) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225501) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225502)
Another teatowel featuring ultra-cute embroidery on every corner!!! So perfect for our 'sweet treats' themed kitchen!

This guy found a home in our bathroom where we are collecting sexy decor!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225506)
Also included was this "Fortune Teller Miracle Fish". It curls up in your hand to indicate mood. 1 of us was indifferent while the other was passionate (according to the fish)!

Thanx so much sundayafternoonhousewife!!! Can't wait to see what secret goodies your still working on & for you to see what we made for you! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: spotnik on March 01, 2009 09:01:13 PM
Fun stuff!  I love the cupcake potholders.  And I haven't seen one of those fortune telling fish in ages.  (And I've been looking, actually!  Where did you find it sundayafternoonhousewife?)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 01, 2009 09:27:11 PM
Hahaha, that penis rocks.  ;D

And OH MY GOSH the embroidery.  WOW.  Stunning.  The girl and the bird and the sweets!  It's all wonderful.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on March 02, 2009 03:33:16 AM
That embroidery is just amazing...

all of the packages are just wonderful.... we are all so GREAT


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Alli_Lucy on March 02, 2009 06:02:48 AM
Oh my, amazing embroidery, Sewphie!  I just can't get over what an awesome gallery this is!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 02, 2009 07:25:33 AM
ok, my post didnt make it (died in the famous 1:05am server down routine).

I love those potholders - so cute!

And I LOL'd at the penis - AlwaysInspired's mom made me one just like him as a lip balm cozy that I carry everywhere.  Wanna get some strange looks? rub that baby all over your mouth in public  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 02, 2009 07:35:24 AM
I was able to get an "action shot" of my sun catcher this morning, with the sun streaming in my living room window.  It actually matches my living room beautifully Pinks! 



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 02, 2009 08:17:08 AM
that sun catcher is beautimus!!    Destined to Fail!  OMGGGGG!!!!!!  LOLOLOL!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 02, 2009 09:26:35 AM
mimiw has one of pinkleo's tree suncatchers in her window too.  ;)  Very pretty!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on March 02, 2009 10:16:58 AM
Fun stuff!  I love the cupcake potholders.  And I haven't seen one of those fortune telling fish in ages.  (And I've been looking, actually!  Where did you find it sundayafternoonhousewife?)


Ha! I have a friend, who, for some unknown reason, has a box of them. Here is a place you can buy them in bulk. http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processRequest.do?demandPrefix=12&sku=39/761&mode=Searching&erec=0&D=fortune+telling+fish&Ntt=fortune+telling+fish&Ntk=all&Dx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&Ntx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&y=0&N=0&requestURI=processProductsCatalog&x=0&sd=Fortune+Fish (http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processRequest.do?demandPrefix=12&sku=39/761&mode=Searching&erec=0&D=fortune+telling+fish&Ntt=fortune+telling+fish&Ntk=all&Dx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&Ntx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&y=0&N=0&requestURI=processProductsCatalog&x=0&sd=Fortune+Fish)

Glad you like your things so far Destined to fail. I can't believe it arrived so fast! I wish I couldv'e got it all off at once, but I just don't have the time I used to! Just enough to hold you over I hope!

I really need to get through the gallery, but that sun catcher is beautiful! Also, I got my package from SugarySweet, which hope to get pictures up today, but my 8 week semester is ending starting today with 2 classes and I've got to stop playing and get some grading done!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 02, 2009 10:31:37 AM
I love the sweet treats tea towels! So cute!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pinkleo on March 02, 2009 10:43:37 AM
I was able to get an "action shot" of my sun catcher this morning, with the sun streaming in my living room window.  It actually matches my living room beautifully Pinks!
What a pretty shot, thanks for making my work look grand. :-*
....I am going to miss crafting for you jennie; you are such a wonderful partner, talented crafter, and so fun to craft for!  ;D

mimiw has one of pinkleo's tree suncatchers in her window too.  ;)  Very pretty!
mimiw got the first tree I ever created....now I am spreading my trees to whoever wants one...like a little crafty swap virus :D...... and all the fab goodies mimiw sent me...(they are fabulous! and you can peek at them here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=231657.0)).... are staple loves in my kitchen....well except the suncatcher which now resides in my bedroom..... sending :-* to mimiw


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on March 02, 2009 05:04:12 PM
I received a wonderful package of embroidered goodies from kittykill this weekend. First up is a wonderful embroidered tote bag. I love the minimalism and how absolutely perfect the circles are!!! It is really amazing. Kittykill also included a small notepad and pen.


And the best part of the package- an awesome embroidered wall hanging for my kitchen. This is already hanging on my wall, and it provides a wonderful punch of color in my subdued nature themed kitchen. These cherries are too cute.



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: lapoli on March 02, 2009 05:06:12 PM
i looooove that embroidered tote bag! (*wisting now!)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on March 02, 2009 05:22:56 PM
here are the wonderful goodies that I got from A2K.....
first.... a felted ??.....

A2K told me to decided... a knitting bucket or an EASTER BASKET.. ;D... i think it would be great to hold my needle works in.... LOVE THE COLORS AND THE SHAPE

and then ..... my very own......from the knitter herself.....a "learn to knit kit"..(since its one craft that I have not gotten into that I really want to do)



I love it all A2K.... thank you, thank you, thank you !!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on March 02, 2009 08:59:52 PM
Yeah! I'm so glad you like everything. The cherries are from a vintage pattern and I thought they were so cute! I still need to take pictures but I got two awesome shirts, a very cool scarf, a stamp and a very silly cross stitch pattern. I worked this whole weekend and then took care of my dad today so my husband swears to me that he will take pictures tomorrow. Thank you for everything!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Catrinau on March 02, 2009 09:46:37 PM
I received my package from NorahKate!! :)

Let's get organized!  Very awesome pocket organizer with my boys' names on it!


RAWR!  An awesome Dino Hoodie for DS2.


Little Mr. Roboto.


And DS3's supah cool supercape!

And why I didn't get an action shot of him in the cape ...


I've had to fight with them to get them to change out of all the awesome things NorahKate sent us! :)

THANK YOU!! :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on March 03, 2009 02:16:48 AM
dino hoodie......i think Id even wear it... LOVE IT....
geat job on all the goodies they look wonderful


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: norahkate on March 03, 2009 04:42:53 AM
i'm glad you liked it!  i had about 12 things picked out to hang from the pockets but finally narrowed it down to those three.  hopefully that's the only frog you'll get in them!

and that last picture has to beat any action shot anyway - what an angel!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewphie on March 03, 2009 05:48:03 AM
Awww I love that dino hoody- so cute. So much awesome stuff in this gallery!
Now for more awesomeness....
Look at the superb stuff I got from Lilyvanilli:
so much candy for the pregnant lady hurrah!
she sent this cute bag: she told me that the patterns would be appropriate as it rains so much over here in the uk- well it hasn't stopped raining since your parcel arrived Lily so I guess you're right. I know I'll get a lot of use out of this bag, in fact I may have to go shopping this afternoon to 'try it out'!
And the piece de resistance is this beautiful picture- I was thrilled when I saw it and feel very lucky to own it:

Lily knows I love nautical themes and this picture is just perfect. She has posted some lovely pictures of it over on the needlework boards that do it more justice than these (it's so dark here, because of the rain  >:( ) so please check them out to see all the amazing detail
Thanks again Lily- you are brilliant!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 03, 2009 06:15:12 AM
More wonderful packages! I love that needlework! She's beautiful!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on March 03, 2009 07:43:27 AM
That "The sea..." picture/needlework is stunning!!! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on March 03, 2009 08:04:30 AM
I received from CYA ... THANK YOU!!

the whole package. Which included. A lovely embroidered crochet hook roll, roving, and some beautiful (more purple than in the pic) home spun yarn.. its gorgeous. I could not get a decent pic of it.  

this is the hook roll.



and while I am here this is the action shot of the 2 piggies that Mandylikespie sent me.
this is at the window where I stand to do dishes

and directly across from the stove on the piggie shelves


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 03, 2009 08:30:48 AM
That hoodie rocks!

Love the nautical stitchery... beautiful.

That needle roll is loverlyness too.



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 03, 2009 08:51:11 AM
Wow, this gallery has exploded this morning! I love all the needlework items, the pocket organizer, the dino hoodie, the yarn...yikes! It's like Christmas in March!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 03, 2009 08:58:32 AM
Ooh, love everything...esp the awesome embroidered goodies, the lovely knit bag, the little p*nis, and the kiddies with their awesome goodies.  :) 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 03, 2009 09:00:50 AM
everything is so incredible!  that needle work is breath-taking!  WOW!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: oneredboot on March 03, 2009 10:30:34 AM
I arrived home from out of town last night to two lovely packages, one from Alli_Lucy and the other from jungrrl.  Wow!  You both were so generous and picked up on different aspects of exactly my taste!!

OK, here's the lovely package from Alli_Lucy, which arrived wrapped in tissue paper from a vintage Simplicity pattern--brilliant!


Here's the whole package, unwrapped, including:  flower belt, laptop bag, embroidered kitchen towels, knitted washcloths, and handmade soap!


Details:  the lovely tie belt--this is my favorite shade of green!


The washcloths (amazing--I don't believe that she's a new knitter!!) and delicious-smelling soap (is this a locally-made soap, Alli??):   


Laptop bag, made of a reconned sweater (!!!), with my laptop inside:


And the lovely kitchen towels--I LOVE embroidered kitchen towels, and these are so intricate yet minimal--I love them!



Thank you so very much, Alli_Lucy!  This is a fabulous package and I'm so very pleased with it!


Now on to another gorgeous package--from jungrrl, I received:  a quilted floor mat, a fanta-bulous lunch bag, a oneredboot knitted washcloth, and a handkerchief!!


Look at this beautiful rug!  It's patchwork (and of course patchwork=love), with corduroy binding!!  jungrrl was worried about the binding, but I think it looks great--I LOVE that it's a little unexpected and very modern!!   This is already in front of the sink in the kitchen.  :)


The adorable red boot--words fail me, so I'll just say YAY!!


I carry a handkerchief with me at all times, and this one is a perfect addition to my collection!!  jungrrl said that she thought the red stitching around the edge looked like an EKG, so she added an embroidered heart--I love it!


And are you ready for this?  A button-up lunchbag that turns into a placemat!!  Here's the steps: 




ta da!!  I love this and can't wait to use it for lunch tomorrow!! 

jungrrl, another GREAT swap!  You are such a thoughtful and fun crafter.  Thank you!!!


Alli_Lucy and jungrrl, thank you so very much for such thoughtful gifts!!  You both must have spent some serious time with my wists!  And even though I'm a knitter, I never knit for myself, so I am particularly grateful to you both for sending me such lovely knitted goodness!!    THANK YOU!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 03, 2009 10:38:53 AM
That lunch bag is awesome! I also love that laptop bag... it makes me sort of want a laptop  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 03, 2009 10:59:42 AM
Wowza! I love the laptop bag, the embroidered blender on the kitchen towel, the patchwork rug (awesome color choices!) and the bag/placemat (what a cool idea!). Nice work, ladies!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on March 03, 2009 12:31:40 PM
I received my amazing packages from AsphaltQueen and Craft The World today.  They really are beyond words.  I have to wait until the rest of the family gets home to take pics...should be up sometime tonight or tomorrow!  Thanks you guys!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 03, 2009 12:52:50 PM
So, as expected, knickertwist blew me away with the fairy godmother swap package she sent me. Seriously, I can't believe the "big" item. It's more like the "giant" item, or the "humongous" item.

First, though, some fun little goodies:


A little scene of "into the woods" in a tin, a takeout box of fun bits and bobs, a moleskin book with a crowned photo of me on the inside  ;D, and one of knickertwist's famous wands. You'd have to see this up close to really appreciate it; the handle is decoupaged with all sort of music and magic words. It's a crafty wand! I can't wait to use this (for good, not evil!)

And for the ginormous item, an old photo album beautifully converted into The Guild of Fairy Godmother's Album. Here's the title page:


This book is chock full of beautiful pages of stunning artwork, plus a true sense of knickertwist's amazing imagination! Here's Myrtle Harridan's page:


A page showcasing some of the slumber godmothers:


Probably my favorite page, Winnefred Wingding. She's not only the holder of the Kindred Spirit Award, she's an honorary Twinkle Twinkle member!


Another awesome page with a charming godmother:


Clipped to several of the pages are found items and envelopes of inspiration from the inspiration fairies. *sigh* It's a delightful album, and I feel so lucky to own it. It's old green cover looks so nice in my living room, so I believe it's going to live on my coffee table where I can glance through it and friends (and godmothers) can enjoy it when they come by for a visit.

Oh, and if that was all not enough, look at what knickers picked up from the thrift store for me:


Paint by number clown masterpieces!  :D

Thanks so much, knickertwist, for the amazingly thoughtful swap package. I really, really love it!

P.S. For those of you longing for more, knickertwist scanned all the pages of the album and posted them on her website (http://labonadea.com/etcetera_fgg.html). You know you want to see!









Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Cya on March 03, 2009 01:08:13 PM
Wow, I love the converted photo album! It must have been a lot of work.

Here's my package from Jloveg:

Scarf and blanket, both very soft and warm:

My daughter was so happy with the blanket!

A nice bag, very sturdy and well made. It's lined with contrasting fabric and has pockets inside:


Cute wooden necklace kits:

   
Thank you Jloveg, I'm very happy with my package!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 03, 2009 01:25:33 PM
Wow, I can't keep up with commenting!  I love it all!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 03, 2009 01:32:01 PM
There's so much awesome stuff in this swap. I can't possibly comment on it all. Such creativity! ;D

Man, I'm super nervous about my package to 1boy1girl1kitty2 now. I hope it's enough and that she likes it all!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: CheetahChiq78 on March 03, 2009 01:58:58 PM
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I'm a bit desperate. I've been looking and looking for the instructions online to make a flower JUST LIKE the beautiful green one that Alli_Lucy made for Oneredboot. Can you PLEASE either post, PM me or point me in the correct direction instructions for that flower? THANK YOU!

And back to our regularly scheduled gallery...


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Lilyvanilli on March 03, 2009 02:02:56 PM
She has posted some lovely pictures of it over on the needlework boards that do it more justice than these (it's so dark here, because of the rain  >:( ) so please check them out to see all the amazing detail

I actually really like how your pictures show the texture of the stitching, especially the pant stripes. Also, I notice the fabric bunched a little during shipping - I left some raw edges in the back so you can just pull on them and then push the back down a bit next to where you're pulling to straighten out that bunching. Glad you like everything! :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on March 03, 2009 03:57:03 PM
Finally I have time to share with you the great stuff I got from SugarySweet. I'm sure her package has arrived, but I think she is on vacation for a week, so you will have to wait and see what I sent her, but, here is the great stuff I got:

AWESOME owl pillow from my wists:


Awesome owl towel from my wists:


Awesome owl pouch!:


3 more towels, one with the "Love" ingredient, and two with rick rack sewn om:


And finally, random owl pendant, two hoops, and variegated embroidery thread oh yes and recipe cards with cupcakes- very cute!


Thanks sugarysweet! Can't wait to learn if you like your package!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on March 03, 2009 04:17:36 PM
That's an owl-ful lot of stuff you got!!! :D :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on March 03, 2009 06:15:58 PM
Finally I have time to share with you the great stuff I got from SugarySweet. I'm sure her package has arrived, but I think she is on vacation for a week, so you will have to wait and see what I sent her, but, here is the great stuff I got:

Thanks sugarysweet! Can't wait to learn if you like your package!

You're so welcome. I loved making all those owls.  ;D

Just got of the phone with my husband. He said the package is not there yet.

I just checked the DC info and it has not been updated.  :-\

I'll send in a note as soon as he says it's there.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on March 03, 2009 07:26:38 PM
there is too much great stuf in this gallery - my haead swims from all of it!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 03, 2009 08:07:34 PM
I love the patchwork rug, all the knitted goodness, and that fairy godmother book is to die for! Great work everyone!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 03, 2009 08:40:39 PM
That fairy godmother book is amazing!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: kittykill on March 03, 2009 09:28:25 PM
Here is my great stuff from untouchableface. Thank you again for all the goodies!

I had to pull this out of the dirty laundry. I already wore it. It looks so cute with a hoodie


This is from the year I was born. How cool! I wanted to start collecting these-thanks for my first one

Awesome t-shirt

A scarf and a cute stamp.




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on March 03, 2009 09:30:53 PM
Oh my!! I need one of those sarcastic t-shirts!! And the calendar fabric is awesome


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 03, 2009 11:07:57 PM
That Fairy Godmother book is beyond amazing.  I had already seen it on Knickertwists blog and fell in love immediately.  SO creative!

That owly package is wonderful - I want that pillow!

UntouchableFace makes awesome tees! That sarcastic one is great.  She made me a wicked on in the naughty word swap - in binary code!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 04, 2009 06:26:57 AM
Great packages! I love the sarcastic shirt!

I too had cheated and looked at Knickers blog!  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on March 04, 2009 07:12:14 AM
Knicker...that whole packages is stunning!!  :o
Do you have any close up pics of the "into the woods" tin?


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 04, 2009 07:56:12 AM
I tried so hard to take a closer picture of the tin, but the glass was so reflective that you couldn't see inside! knickertwist, did you happen to take a pic before you put the top on?

Also, Ms. Knickers, I must tell you that Mr. Coo, who is usually fairly ambivalent to swap goodies, was quite impressed with the album. Very high praise, indeed! I hope you will post that on the papercraft board so people that aren't watching this gallery will get a chance to see it!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 04, 2009 08:20:21 AM
Also, Ms. Knickers, I must tell you that Mr. Coo, who is usually fairly ambivalent to swap goodies, was quite impressed with the album. Very high praise, indeed!
Isn't that how Mr's always are though? Mine is typically pretty "eh" bordering on "I don't get it" with swaps for me as well. When he says something is nice, it's like the heavens parted level miracle and it must mean something is superb. ;)

By the way, I sent out 1boy1girl1kitty2's package the same day as another international package to Malaysia and that one arrived, so it surely must be arriving soon. If the one made it around the globe, then hers just to Canada has to be there any moment now. Nervous!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Alli_Lucy on March 04, 2009 09:02:19 AM
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I'm a bit desperate. I've been looking and looking for the instructions online to make a flower JUST LIKE the beautiful green one that Alli_Lucy made for Oneredboot. Can you PLEASE either post, PM me or point me in the correct direction instructions for that flower? THANK YOU!

And back to our regularly scheduled gallery...

Hi!  I used a tutorial from Blissed out; you can find it here - http://jo2308.typepad.com/blissedoutknitting/2008/07/hand-made-flowe.html.  The flowers are super easy - a great TV craft.


I can't get over how great all of these packages are!  I love this gallery!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 04, 2009 09:41:44 AM
Here's a kinda ok pic of the "in the woods" tin I made for racky



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: gingerquilts on March 04, 2009 10:16:05 AM
Everything is awesome!  Love the album and the lovely embroidered goodies earlier in the gallery!  There are some amazing knit and crocheted things floating around here, too!  Such a great swap and gallery.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on March 04, 2009 10:29:31 AM
That's so cute, Knicker!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 04, 2009 12:38:29 PM
Thanks for posting that, knickertwist. I'm glad everyone can get a good look at it.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 04, 2009 01:48:40 PM
My Mr is thinking of joining craftster ;D  He always has comments, I told him that he has to find his own name to express them...Although we aren't sure what that name will be.

Knicker, your moon always cracks me up!  Love it.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on March 04, 2009 04:05:58 PM
Today I got a fabulous package from Destined to Fail. These guys rock so hard and are amazing crafters! My husband said more than once, "They made that?" He is hard to impress. It was a great package!

First, the amazing bag, which I asked for, but never imagined could be some awesome. 


It holds my books and my binder AND a stack of ungraded papers. Thanks guys! Inside shot (already holding my junk)



Then, for the first time ever actually, my husband got something from a swap and of course he LOVES it! It is a rooster on a t-shirt:


And finally, as if those two things weren't enough, I got not one, not two, not three, but FOUR painting to hang in my house! Bye Bye Bare WALLS!


The EMU rocks!

Thank you so much Destined to Fail! I LOVE it ALL!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 04, 2009 04:17:22 PM
I love the paintings! Wonderful!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 04, 2009 04:24:19 PM
Holy Flippin smokes!!!  that's some incredible goods!  Those paintings rock!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 04, 2009 04:33:34 PM
Wow!  That's a great package.  I really love that rooster!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 04, 2009 04:47:37 PM
Love the bag! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 04, 2009 05:02:32 PM
That bag is really, really nice! I love the rooster shirt too.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on March 04, 2009 05:13:30 PM
everything in that package totally was awesome! terrific job guys!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 04, 2009 07:16:56 PM
Everything posted recently has been totally awesome, of course.  I especially love the fairy godmother book and the bird paintings.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on March 04, 2009 08:13:54 PM
So happy to see you got your package sundayafternoonhousewife & thanx for all the nice comments everyone!!! :) :) We had a lot of fun doing the art (any excuse to use our signature 'Destined To Fail' splash print; we put this pattern on everything we can)! :D :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 04, 2009 08:43:39 PM
That's some cool art. My favorite has to be the owl, but then again, I'm partial to owls. ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 04, 2009 09:00:33 PM
That's a rockin' bag, but my favorite is the ostrich painting. I'm lovin' that to pieces!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on March 04, 2009 09:18:40 PM
I received from AsphaltQueen today!

First, this great watercolor painting:

It was hard to get a photo with the flash on - do you have a better photo, AQ?

Plus a crocheted flower and alpaca goodies (socks and coinpurse)


Thanks for all the great stuff, AQ!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 05, 2009 04:39:43 AM
Destined to Fail that bag and t-shirt are awesome!

AsphaltQueen did you knit those socks? Mmm, I loves loverly hand knit socks :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Gomerriffic on March 05, 2009 08:41:15 AM
The bag is nice!Very well made!

Oh the alpaca socks. Are they made with alpaca? I love alpaca!! It's like wearing a warm cloud.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 05, 2009 10:22:13 AM
Glad you like everything, ptarmic. I didn't remember to get a photo of the watercolor (that's what I get for sending late), but your photo of it is actually really good. ;)

And I purchased the knit alpaca socks in Peru. It was cheaper to buy them already made than to purchase the yarn and knit them myself.   ::)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 05, 2009 10:27:52 AM
Glad you like everything, ptarmic. I didn't remember to get a photo of the watercolor (that's what I get for sending late), but your photo of it is actually really good. ;)

And I purchased the knit alpaca socks in Peru. It was cheaper to buy them already made than to purchase the yarn and knit them myself.   ::)

Doesn't make them any less cute. Love them :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on March 06, 2009 09:22:14 AM
I feel like a total jerk, I should have had these pics up a couple of days ago, but I've had a really weird week!!!

Anyway, here's the pics of my package from AsphaltQueen, FINALLY!!!

Firstly, check out this box...that's not a little kitty on there, that's my DOG...the box is HUGE!!


The first wave of awesomeness came to me indirectly...AQ gave me 4 points in the STS swap...I got to pick stuff!  This is what I got...a cross stitch from calluna, some handspun from MullersLaneFarms, and some pretty rolags from GothChics:




Next, I got a bunch of goodies from AQ's trip to Peru...
Llama pouch:

Beautious alpaca yarn (it has told me that it wants to be a shawl!!):

Flip top mitts:

Llama socks (refered to as llamasockies):

I think that these socks actually cured me of the flu the other night.  I could feel myself getting sick...I put them on, and all symptoms went away.  They are miracle socks.
And, amazingly enough...this fabulous alpaca sweater.  This sweater fits me perfectly!! I'll have to get an action shot this weekend, I couldn't take one of myself.  It is the softest thing ever!  Also, the colors are beautiful!!:


THEN, AQ sent me some of her fabulous art!
Photos from a Dale Chihuly (I probably didn't spell that right...but I LOVE his stuff!) glass exhibit:


Photos of trees from the Grand Canyon:


This handblown (yes, by AQ, how cool is that!!!) paperweight!  Everyone here is mesmerized by this.  Alexander keeps staring at it.  You can probably see all the fingerprints in the picture.  It is soooo much prettier in person:


This tiny vase (well, its not that tiny, but it is like for one flower, not a bunch) with beautiful wire wrapped beads.  It really glistens in the sun!:


AND, now on to the fabulous jewelry (I told you this was a massive package, I understand if you need to go get a drink or something).
This brooch is the most fantastic thing ever.  I love the bee, and the silver, and the green, and all the gizmos in there:

This is Brandon's fav...he loves the bat with open wings...he says it reminds him of airline wings, but on acid:

This octopus brooch!  I LOVE it!!! the octo has tiny gears all over his little tentacles!!!:

A teacup brooch!!! I hope you can see it in the pic, its details are tiny!  There's a little teacup there!  SWEET!!:

This next brooch is just fab...it is sooo geary and neat, and then there's a tiny little octopus hanging down.  So cute!:

And lastly, this isn't actually jewelry, but it is so fancy, it should be!! check out this picture frame!!:


Ok, need a snack yet?  Hurry up, there's more!!  Here comes knitted stuff!!!

She knit me socks!!!! check out how cute!! AQ, they fit just perfectly!:


She also sent these cute little scrubbies.  They work really really well!:



AsphaltQueen then also sent me an entire wardrobe...all declaring my knitting-nerdiness!!
She sent TWO hoodies:

(I'm wearing the blue one right now!!)

and a whole mess of tshirts!  check em out!!




and two tshirts for my hubby!:



NEXT!!!  here's some Ikea fabric, and I am obsessed with it:


And then, the cutest thing ever!!!


And if that weren't enough...stuff was tied with these ribbons:


AsphaltQueen...I don't even know what to say.  I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!  it is all so wonderful!!  Thank you Thank you!!!  You are the best!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 06, 2009 09:30:09 AM
Wow!  What a bunch of wonderful goodies...so many that it is hard to pick a favorite...of course the steampunk goodies are a fav.  That frame!  OMG!!  What a frame!  I love the Chihuly glass photos.  I'd love to see his work in person.  Ok, I could easily go on and on about this package.  Awesome job AQ!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on March 06, 2009 09:32:56 AM
Wow; what a package!!! "My wife can knit faster than your wife"! :D :D Hilarious!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 06, 2009 09:34:29 AM
flippin speechless....*doesn't happen often with me ;D*  I love EVERYTHING!  oh and Destined to Fail...my package is waiting for me at the PO ;D ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 06, 2009 09:42:07 AM
Jesus murphy! That is one fine package of goodies! The wee bottle, the tree photos, the brooches... it's all mind blowingly cool.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: jloveg on March 06, 2009 09:44:12 AM
ok this gallery is definately the best yet!!   AQ very generous package you sent!!!  in case of emergency  cracked me up. mind if I  "steal" the idea and make a sewing one??


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on March 06, 2009 09:45:24 AM
Destined to Fail...my package is waiting for me at the PO ;D ;)

*Squee* ;D ;D So exciting!!! We'll be sending out package #2 on Monday! ;) ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 06, 2009 09:45:49 AM
Holy crap! What awesome stuff!! AQ - will you adopt me? :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 06, 2009 09:51:34 AM
I'm so glad you like everything, superhooker! I'm still working on the last little bits of your package.

And, jloveg, go ahead and borrow away! I'd love to see your finished product. ;)

Oh, and Superhooker, I forgot to mention in your note, but I put the tag for the yarn on the back of the frame, just in case you do decide to use it. It's 100% silk, so it might be worth it. ;D  (And the yarn is just pinned in there, so you could easily swap in a different skein.)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Gomerriffic on March 06, 2009 10:12:08 AM
I can't believe the size of that package!! And all that alpaca/llama goodness. I think I need to go to Peru.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: javede on March 06, 2009 10:49:35 AM
What a fabulous package! My favorit are of course the brooches cause I am a brooch-a-holic  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on March 06, 2009 10:54:22 AM
Oh, and Superhooker, I forgot to mention in your note, but I put the tag for the yarn on the back of the frame, just in case you do decide to use it. It's 100% silk, so it might be worth it. ;D  (And the yarn is just pinned in there, so you could easily swap in a different skein.)

I saw that!  The yarn is so beautiful!  Seriously...I was thinking to myself last week that I should go and buy myself some new clothes...haven't really bought myself anything for a year or so...then this package arrives, and I'm all set!!!  Every single thing fits!

I know I forgot to put in a pic of the pop up kit for Alexander...I have to catch him when he gets home from school.

I have already gone around the house and picked the perfect places for everything to go.  I just found the stupid hammer, so I can hang the photos!  I have a collection of some of my favorite stuff on top of my piano, and the frame and the glass paperweight (I'm so in love with that!!) are both up there, so I can look at them whilst I practice.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 06, 2009 11:33:08 AM
I can't believe you have time to practice the piano on top of taking care of your family and doing all that wonderful knitting. Do you sleep?   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 06, 2009 11:54:30 AM
Wow. Asphalt Queen, wow.

That's about all I can say about that.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 06, 2009 12:03:00 PM
Wooooooooowwwwwwww.   :o

What a package.  Wow.  That alpaca yarn is gorgeous, all the shirts rock, those hand-knit socks look super comfy (as do the ones from Peru), and I love the jewelry!  What a great haul.  Wow, wow, wow. 

!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sunspotted on March 06, 2009 01:17:20 PM
One of these days I will have to go through this gallery and comment on everything, but for now a general "AWESOME STUFF EVERYBODY" will have to do.  And adding to the general awesomeness (is that a word?), I received my swap package from la_chrystelle today.  I'm not sure why I can get a package from Europe in a little over a week and yet Canada Post can't get a package to the East coast of our own country in that same time.  But whatever.  No time for rage blackouts now.   ;)

My wonderful partner made me a stunning patchwork duvet cover.  It's huge, it's black & white and plain black on the other side, it has colour coordinated snaps instead of the dreaded Velcro (the bane of my existance) and it is fabulous.  I love it.   I may go to bed at 5 p.m. just to sleep under it sooner.   ;D  P.S.   I'm sorry my picture taking skills are so shoddy, plus I'm taking a med to dilate my pupils right now and I'm having trouble focusing.  I suspect these pictures are even blurrier than my usual attempts.  Sorry!  Anyway, photo!!!!  Look how pretty.



She also made matching pillow shams and used some scraps to make me a little tea wallet stuffed full of teas.  Mmmm!




I couldn't sew these things if you paid me a million dollars (or Euros).  So wonderful.

Also, I received some roving to play with and TA-DAH!!!  Dean Martin coasters!  My secret love of Dean Martin probably isn't particularly secret but I do LOVE these coasters.  And I promise to have them thoroughly gin soaked as soon as possible. 



Thank you for everything Saskia, you were a wonderful dance partner.  Didn't step on my feet once.  Hope your package arrives soon.  Thanks again!!!

ETA:  How could I forget!  la_chrystelle also made me a slip cover for a little antique table that I have and love but that doesn't really go with my current decor (my default is antique, eventually I will go back to that).  The reason I forgot is because I have no picture because I don't have the table right now.  I put it in my storage trailer to protect it from the sun while I was waiting for the slipcover, and now the trailer is snowed in and inaccessible.  And a picture of a table slip cover without a table looks like a piece of black fabric.  :)  Hopefully spring will arrive soon and I'll be able to get to my table. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on March 06, 2009 01:28:44 PM
The patchwork duvet cover looks great on your bed!!! :) :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 06, 2009 01:31:39 PM
I received from Destined to Fail...and I'm sooooooo excited!  here's the goodies..first off..this beautifully constructed handbag like one off my wist....this is soooo well done!  next this incredible screen printed apron! I'm sooooo in love with this I may actually cook so I have a really good excuse to wear it...like allll the time!  I don't want to get anything on it though :-\  next this absolutely beautiful scarf...love the color soooo soft and you all get to see it on ...ME!   ugggggghhhh....my muggggg! sorry I look super silly and I take horrid pictures but I love it and wanted them to see it on muah!      Destined to Fail...I just adore you two and the friendship we've begun!  Thank you soooo much for this wonderful swap package of nub!  You two rock!   And superhooker you a fab organizer! thank you for organizing!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on March 06, 2009 01:36:01 PM
Woot!!! ;D ;D Glad your happy! Love the pic of you in your scarf!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 06, 2009 01:38:24 PM
Wow, that duvet is really amazing.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on March 06, 2009 01:47:33 PM
Hey guys, I just updated a bunch of feedbacks, so people who are done should now have "positive" feedback.  If you are supposed to have positive, but you're still "in progress"  let me know, ok?!

thanks!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 06, 2009 02:10:37 PM
Okay, I'm officially in love with that duvet. That seriously looks like something you'd pay a couple hundred bucks for in Pottery Barn.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 06, 2009 05:54:27 PM
Love the shirts, duvet and bag.

So many great packages! ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FishStikks on March 07, 2009 08:44:51 AM
In my defense I forgot to come check out the gallery initially and then I had computer issues in that my computer didn't like talking to Craftster and kept shutting off.   :P

Having happily spent hours poring over 60 pages worth of stunningly awesome goodness I couldn't even begin to go through and comment on everything. There is so much here to look at, it was a visual crafty overload!

This is one awesome gallery!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: amaryllisroze on March 07, 2009 08:45:50 AM
I'm amazed at the number of items in each package! Its just insane!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 07, 2009 10:03:21 AM
When I got home from work last night, I had a couple packages waiting for me. One of them was my main item from 1boy1girl1kitty2. Holy crap! She said she's send me a quilt - which, the idea alone was impressive - but I didn't know exactly what she had in mind.

I opened the package and inside was a fleece blanket rolled up. I was confused at first - until I unrolled it. Then I realized it was my amazingly awesome quilt!



In the picture, it's draped over my oversized chair. It's one of those chair-and-a-half type deals. I wanted to give you an overall image.

And here's some close-ups!





It's backed with a fleece throw. And the little turtles are so cute - they're even smiling!! :D

1boy1girl1kitty2 mistakenly forgot to include her letter and such in the package so that's coming separately, but I HAD to show it off. Isn't it wonderful?

THANK YOU SO MUCH. I really love it. Even Love was super impressed with how nice it was. :D :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on March 07, 2009 10:41:42 AM
Stunning quilt!  Lucky you, PFD!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 07, 2009 11:55:00 AM
Smiling turtles!  Too cute for words, I love the fabric choices, the brown really brings the blue/greens to life :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 07, 2009 12:06:23 PM
That quilt is adorable!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 07, 2009 02:59:35 PM
That steampunk jewelry is amazing! One great package AQ!
I love the black and white duvet! Those pillow shams rock!
That purse with the felt flowers is so cute!
And the turtle quilt is adorable I love the boarder color!
Great work everyone!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 07, 2009 05:58:31 PM
1b1g1k2 is a rockin' quilter, so I'm not surprised that that quilt is awesome, but wow... it looks super cozy.  I love the block she chose, and the colors go so well together and with the turtles... pretty!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 07, 2009 07:17:07 PM
More than being just pretty (which it most certainly is), that quilt has such a sense of *FUN* and whimsy!  Nicely done!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on March 07, 2009 07:47:03 PM
awe thanks guys! i love to quilt and 90% of what i sew is quilts so its good i enjoy what i do.

i was in a hurry wrapping up the package that when i rolled up the quilt i left out a set of fabric coasters (useing leftovers from the quilt) and my note explaining everything so i sent that along afterwards

i recieved from her today as well but in my excitement i gave the one piece to its intended as soon as i opened the package. so i have to go chasing pictures lol


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 07, 2009 08:23:43 PM
That is a lovely quilt 1boy1girl1kitty2!!!  Beautiful!!!  If I may ask where did you find that sea turtle fabric?  I need some of that!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on March 08, 2009 06:24:39 AM
LOVE the sea turtle quilt...... I know I would be waaaayyyyyy happy to have it... great job


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on March 08, 2009 08:09:55 AM
the sea turtle fabric is and alexander henry print i think. i couldn't find yardage of it but i did find a scrub top made from it so the turtle fabric is actually re purposed fabric. PFD had wisted another quilt that used the turtle fabric and i knew i had very little of it so i had to use alot of filler fabric and just make the turtle fabric the focal point. i origonally thought i used too much filler fabric but seems as though everyone notices the turtle fabic just as much as everything else


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 08, 2009 08:16:45 AM
Thanks 1boy1girl1kitty2!  My daughter's hula halau has the honu as their mascot so I'm always on the lookout for a nice sea turtle print.  Too bad this one is not available anymore.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SpottedFrog on March 08, 2009 10:51:20 AM
Try KeepsakeQuilting.com They had it in their catalog & are super-duper nice about discontinued stuff.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 08, 2009 11:00:45 AM
Thanks SpottedFrog!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on March 08, 2009 03:48:07 PM
I received a great swap package from Nobodyhasthisoneyet.  We met on a FOC thread regarding craftsters with disabilities in which she told us she is autistic.  I asked Nobodyhasthisoneyet to help me understand austism spectrum disorders a bit better and the result is our swap.  First the fun stuff:


A beautiful scarf, birdie broochs (I wore three of them to church this morning), origami squid, crane,  open topped boxes, and bird, and two fun knitting needle bracelets!

Nobodyhasthisoneyet also made me a rug, but I think I'm going to hang this up on the wall.  I love the colors and all the texture of this piece:

 

Finally, my swap partner created an art journal, explaining a bit about autism. 


"Depressing as it is, the notion of being broken is safer and less terrifying . . . than the notion of being whole, perfect and in charge of your life, ASD [autism spectrum disorder] and all."

On the previous page, N. writes about paper dolls and how they are holding hands in a happy sort of world -- but people are not like paper dolls because we are not identical.  See the second doll from the end here?  She is tied in -- relationships are forced and the "doll" in question is ostracized and isolatied.

She dreams of a world where we are all odd dolls.

There is a lot I'm skipping here (you'll have to buy your OWN copy :)  )but this page shows how noise and sight and textures in the world can be overwhelming to one with ASD.

All that stuff is like poison -- a polluted environment -- a place without filters!

People with ASD are not good at reading people or situations; they miss the nuances; they can't see the forest for the trees.  They are adrift in social situations and don't really understand how the world works.  If ASD goes undiagnosed, real issues crop up in adult life . . . "If you don't get taught as a kid, it's very hard to pick it up as an adult.  Trust me."


Thank you for sharing this part of your life with me nobodyhasthisoneyet!  I am touched by this book and will share it with people I know will appreciate your efforts! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on March 08, 2009 04:39:29 PM
Nobodyhasthisoneyet - many hugs to you, and much respect for all you have accomplished in your life! I know how it feels to be the mom, but that book helps me better understand the kid I have to try to help every day.

thank you for sharing it with us A2K and Nobodyhasthisoneyet.

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 08, 2009 05:04:10 PM
nobodyhasthisoneyet...what a WONDERFUL swap package....what a beautiful gift.   


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 08, 2009 05:22:54 PM
What a wonderful way to share your world. Everyone should see what it is like to walk in the shoes of someone else! Nice work!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 08, 2009 05:30:32 PM
What a wonderful way to share your world. Everyone should see what it is like to walk in the shoes of someone else! Nice work!
   so well said...I second that :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 08, 2009 08:51:53 PM
Amazing.  The crafted goodies are lovely, and that rug is gorgeous.

The book is not only touching and inspirational, but also such a beautiful way to educate people about autism spectrum disorders.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 08, 2009 09:03:51 PM
As a wife to a guy with Asperger's syndrome, I find that book incredibly awesome.  What a great way to educate and express yourself at the same time. 

And also, that rug would never get laid on the floor in my house - I'm with A2K, hang it up!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 08, 2009 09:18:24 PM
That rug is super-cool! I'd totally hang that up on a wall as artwork. I'm getting ready to wist it right now.

And I love the journal/book. It's amazing on many levels, and I learned a lot just from the few pages that were posted here. Thank you so much for sharing that portion of your life with us. ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 08, 2009 09:38:36 PM
Such an awesome package.  I cannot help but applaud all the mental work that had to go into the journal.  Explaining how the world feels is a horribly difficult prospect, and it came through with clarity & beauty (in what I see in the pics).  The rug looks amazing and seems comforting in texture. 

A rare and valuable gift...insight.  ;D ;D  Wonderful job, Nobodyhasthisoneyet.  Forgive me if I went overboard in my comments.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 08, 2009 10:27:08 PM
i recieved from her today as well but in my excitement i gave the one piece to its intended as soon as i opened the package. so i have to go chasing pictures lol
Too funny. That's ok, it just means things are well-loved already, right? :D

I enjoyed using the quilt tonight while watching tv on the couch. The soft fleece backing makes it warm and fuzzy and the turtles are just so darn cute. Plus, the little jigsaw puzzle pieces fascinate me. I found myself just looking at how all those little bits and pieces and corners and shapes come together.

Have I mentioned how much I love it yet? ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sajona on March 09, 2009 02:39:07 AM
I have 2 children with aspergers so I can relate to the book- do think of a way of publishing something!! It would be a great way for others to understand :).



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on March 09, 2009 02:49:45 AM
I have 2 children with aspergers so I can relate to the book- do think of a way of publishing something!! It would be a great way for others to understand :).



I agree with sajona!  A book like this is a MUCH needed resource for parents and educators as may be comforting to those with ASD!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Alli_Lucy on March 09, 2009 06:30:06 AM
Wow, awesome, awesome packaged.  The art book is incredible. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on March 09, 2009 03:15:26 PM
Wow, the gallery is so awesome! So many items to Wist.  ;D


While I was out of town last week my package came from sundayafternoonhousewife! I love it!


Devil's Food Cake Shower Scrub. oh my gosh, this stuff smells good enough to eat! I can't wait to try it in the morning.


2 super cute cupcake barrettes she made by request.  ;) They are so adorable! Perfect to attach to the slouchy hats my daughter loves.


From my Wist! Too cute! My daughter is so in love with these babies!


Also from my Wist!! Wooden spools!! I love wooden spools.  ;D

Keep your eyes open for another post from me in the gallery. She's also going to send a cupcake scarf to me too.  ;D

Thanks so much sundayafternoonhousewife! It was fun being your swap partner!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on March 09, 2009 06:27:18 PM
I have 2 children with aspergers so I can relate to the book- do think of a way of publishing something!! It would be a great way for others to understand :).



I have a 13 year old son with Aspergers..... and I LOVE THE JOURNAL......publishing it would be absolutely amazing..... It would be so helpful to those who just don't understand ASDs....... and even for us that think we sorta understand ..... it really is a day by day thing with my son


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on March 09, 2009 07:19:00 PM
I have to tell you, I think it's kind of neat that I got to swap with both of you, onegroovyday!  I think you should PM each other!  :D  By the way, your REAL swap package is coming along beautifully!  It's slow going, but it's going!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: MommyTheMaid on March 09, 2009 11:25:00 PM
I got some crochet awesomeness from Sunspotted and promised action pics

apples and strawberries


cookie jar with a bunch of cute cookies inside


pot with spaghetti and meatballs


frying pan with eggs and bacon


and we also got flour and sugar containers, I think they were on the floor by the time I could aim the camera at the kiddos.  LOL

and Athena's favorite part of the package

a ton of heart shaped lollipops!

We love everything so much!!  Thank you Sunspotted and I hope your package gets out of the Canadian triangle and to you very shortly.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Nobodyhasthisoneyet on March 10, 2009 02:40:47 AM
Awww... crafted food is so cute!

Thank you so much to everyone for your lovely comments about the book.  It came together amazingly quickly - it sort of wrote itself, I just happened to be there.  I kept scans of every page, so if and when I get myself together, I could well look into doing something with it...

I received a wonderful package from A2K today, but I can't take photos til tomorrow because I left my camera batteries on the charger at work.  (Uh, my own charger is a little bit blown up and melted.  Don't ask, OK?)  But it is wonderful so get your wisting-fingers ready for tomorrow!

There is some amazing stuff in this swap.  The turtle quilt, the pendants, the cupcake crochetting, (and I'm also a big fan of wooden cotton spools!) but if I started a list of everything I liked, I'd end up repeating every single thing posted in the entire thread!  There are some amazingly crafty people around here.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SpottedFrog on March 10, 2009 06:52:30 AM
Hmmm... I have quite a few wooden spools, never realized people were wisting them. I've been simply hoarding them in a typically crafty fashion  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 10, 2009 08:05:19 AM
I love that pot! All of that food is so sweet :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 10, 2009 08:27:10 AM
I'm a big fan of the fun food, too, especially the bacon and eggs.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: koalascout on March 10, 2009 11:31:56 AM
i recevived. i will post pics in a few days.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on March 10, 2009 02:05:39 PM
I have to tell you, I think it's kind of neat that I got to swap with both of you, onegroovyday!  I think you should PM each other!  :D  By the way, your REAL swap package is coming along beautifully!  It's slow going, but it's going!  :D

am i lucky or what.... i get another package ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 10, 2009 02:51:58 PM
i recevived. i will post pics in a few days.

Hooray- I'm glad he didn't go MIA
I'm always nervous about sending O/S!!!

When you post  - I have a pic i need to add!  ;)
lol


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: brilor on March 10, 2009 04:11:33 PM
I received from CJKJ ;D She made me this beautiful piece work apron in my favorite color purple! and this lovely piece work wristlet with the same fabulous purple fabric! I have wanted to make an apron for some time now and just never seemed to get around to it. Now there is no need!!! CJKJ has done it for me :D Thanks again!!! I love them!






Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 10, 2009 04:51:44 PM
Ooh, that apron is pretty and I love the play food! 

I will be shipping tomorrow, finally.  Hopefully you'll all stick around to see what I send.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sunspotted on March 10, 2009 05:31:42 PM
I'm glad your kids are enjoying their kitchen stuff MommyTheMaid.  I actually remembered to take a group shot before I sent, so....



I forgot to get an interior shot of the pots and pans because that was my favourite thing.  I made T-Fal Resistal cookware.   ;D  Teehee, at least I amuse myself. 

We had no mail today because of the weather, so I'm hopeful your package will arrive tomorrow. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 10, 2009 05:38:53 PM
While I really love the play food, the pots, pans and canisters blew me away!

The purple apron has such pretty fabrics, great job.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: mombat on March 10, 2009 05:57:44 PM
Those are wonderful. Do you have a pattern or did you just figure them out?


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sunspotted on March 10, 2009 06:05:31 PM
Thank you.  I used a pattern for the strawberries and the bacon but I faked the rest.  Lots and lots of rounds of single crochet.   ;D  The pot, pan, cookie jar, canisters and lids all use old CDs for stability. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on March 10, 2009 06:22:40 PM
Thank you.  I used a pattern for the strawberries and the bacon but I faked the rest.  Lots and lots of rounds of single crochet.   ;D  The pot, pan, cookie jar, canisters and lids all use old CDs for stability. 

This is ingenious!  I love the spaghetti!  That is hilarious!  And that cast iron frying pan looks well seasoned . . . oh yeah, it's t-fal!  Too funny!  Wonderful work, sunspotted!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 10, 2009 06:27:33 PM
That is some friggin' awesome food! I'm in love with the spaghetti, that's the cutest food I've seen. ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on March 10, 2009 06:38:02 PM
love the food.... I want it for my kitchen...... the spaghetti is WONDERFUL


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 10, 2009 06:42:42 PM
OMGGGGAHHHH!  those are fabulous!!!  I want some for myself to play with ;D  those are incredible....fantastic!   loooove the flour, sugar, and the cookies..oohh! and the pots and pan and the spagetti...and the egg and bacon and and and ...


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Catrinau on March 10, 2009 08:15:42 PM
I see my partner received so I am going to post a quick little pic of what I sent her. :)  Her ds loves "Ni Hao Kai Lan".  So I made the group for her. 

Kai Lan ....


Kai Lan doll with Hoho ball


Tolee hat


The whole group with a not so great Rintoo pillow.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 10, 2009 09:22:15 PM
Ahhhhhhh I LOVE NI HAO KAI-LAN!  So so so so so so so cute.  I am totally wisting that Kai-Lan doll.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on March 11, 2009 03:30:47 AM
Oh my, I didn't know there was such a cartoon(?) comic(?) She's cute ..

But why is the character named after a vegetable? ???


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Catrinau on March 11, 2009 07:07:47 AM
Here's a link (http://www.nickjr.com/flex_article/assets/kai-lan-wallpaper/medium.jpg) to a pic of the cartoon on Nick Jr.  Thank you :)  LOL, I didn't know she was named after a vegetable. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 11, 2009 07:40:47 AM
She's named after the show's creator, whose Chinese name is Kai-Lan.  :)

I have no idea why they named her after a veggie, though.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on March 11, 2009 09:16:40 AM
She's named after the show's creator, whose Chinese name is Kai-Lan.  :)

I have no idea why they named her after a veggie, though.  :)

Some of the older Chinese people are a little weird anyway ::) There was a boy in my school named Kai Hoong which in Chinese can mean chicken breast  ::) ::)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 11, 2009 11:41:54 AM
adorable dolly!

I love that spaghetti too.

I would totally love a set of those canisters for my kitchen (and put real canisters inside them to be functional!)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 11, 2009 11:51:41 AM
Ooh, those crocheted toys are awesome!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Nobodyhasthisoneyet on March 12, 2009 01:03:33 AM
Wistin' fingers ready, I have photos (at last!!!) of my wonderful, wonderful package from A2K.  It's all brilliant, so in no particular order....

Knitted/felted bag with a snap-lock closure.  Love the red button - it really works well against the dark colours.



3 uterly cute appliqued tablecloths adorned with stiching, buttons and beads - unfortunately photographed in a really odd scrunched-up position in an attempt to show off all the designs in one photo!



Four placemats, which are perfect for my green dining room, and a magnificent A4 sized unlined notebook. I have poetic pretensions, and the notebook is for that.  The cover is made from many tiny bits of vintage fabric, appliqued onto the cardboard with some crazy machine embroidery.



Washcloths and crochetted scrubber:



Aaaand.... epic socks!  These fit perfectly and I LOVE them.



(Ignore the podgy unshaved legs sticking out of them!)

Thank you so much, A2K, it's all brilliant!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 12, 2009 06:23:00 AM
I love the socks! And those table clothes look great!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 12, 2009 07:14:42 AM
awesome socks! I am a huge fan of felted bags too. great package!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 12, 2009 08:32:01 AM
such wonderful colorful stuff!  love the socks and the tablecloths...I love bright colors ...that felted bag is pretty cool too!  great inspiration for all the sweaters I've felted and haven't done anything with ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Craft The World on March 12, 2009 09:45:10 AM
I received from superhooker; I asked for a scarf/shawl like the ones that Charlize Theron wears in "Sweet November", and a pair of funky fingerless gloves; boy o boy, did I ever get nice things!

Sorry my pictures suck, I have a terrible camera.

My fat pug sitting with my goodies.



Trying to get a better picture that does these items justice! Super knew that I like greens, and these are great greens. The wool is alpaca.



A close up of the pattern work:



Thank you so much, Super! Suddenly the cold weather doesn't seem so bad, cuz I have fun stuff to wear.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pseudo_pix on March 12, 2009 11:25:22 AM
I will be posting pics of what I made for Lunique this weekend/monday.

As I've told before she is warming her North European butt in the sun in Cypress (notice me not being envious - or something). So she wont get the things before coming home in a couple of month. Therefore I'll be posting pics and she can give feedback from Cypress.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on March 12, 2009 02:21:19 PM
I can't wait to see, pseudo_pix!!  You always make such awesome stuff!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 12, 2009 02:40:06 PM
I LOVE that shawl!  Superhooker's knitting is beyond compare.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 12, 2009 03:28:11 PM
I love the stripey armwarmers, superhooker!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 12, 2009 04:07:34 PM
I love the shawl and the fingerless gloves! Nice job!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 12, 2009 05:50:38 PM
Beautiful shawl, and those gloves rock.  I love that whole package.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: norahkate on March 12, 2009 08:00:31 PM
be prepared to be amazed...

we received such an awesome package from Catrinau!  my boys love Ni Hao Kai Lan (if you've never watched it, you should.  Kind of like a Chinese Dora)
So she crocheted a whole set of characters from the show.  You should have seen Jackson's face light up!  Unfortunately I didn't get pictures of him actually opening it, but here are some from tonight.  He decided the hat was Julian's (because I told him he had to share...so after careful consideration he gave that up and grabbed the other three and held on to them for dear life ::))

She also sent some great goodies, all from WAHMs.  oatmeal milk bath (which i will be trying out as soon as i finish posting this ;)) a beautiful knit dishcloth, a star crayon, a bean bag, a clever little earth button and some play dough that "smells like red candy and white candy like candy canes like on our christmas tree" (little man's words)

Thank you Catrinau!

seriously, how cute are they?!


goofy kid with his play dough



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 12, 2009 09:01:33 PM
Mmmm... That playdoh sounds wonderful, of course I am partial to mint.  I would probably play with it constantly ;D  They are all so cute! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 14, 2009 12:41:19 PM
I just received from digital misfit and I have many many photos to share!  Be aware that it's rainy and dark here, so they don't do this package justice.

This whole package ROCKS and I love my partner! <3

Okay... first we have an adorable bear hat for my daughter (DM got it from an etsy seller).  Unfortunately Ri is napping right now and I wanted to get the photos up, but I will surely add an action photo later... I am sure she is going to love it!  :)



Next is this lovely box that DM painted and then she hand-rolled polymer clay to make that awesome elephant (I love elephants!):



My mom would have loved that box, too.  :)

Sorry I'm rambling... I'm so happy about this package that my mind is going all over the place.  Anyway, next is the art!  DM painted a little tree painting from my wists, and made me this elephant art, which I'll give you a close-up of after this photo.





I had a really rough night last night (lots of dreams about my mom) and for some reason the little elephant with the umbrella is really speaking to me right now.  :)  It makes me smile.

OK, next... though they all deserve their own photos, I didn't want to completely bog down the thread, so I've put them all in one photo.  Two pins, a naked lady pendant, a bird pendant and a keychain of the elephant art from above!  :)



Cock soup... *giggle*



Last, but most certainly not least, Magnolia!  I love her so much.  She is perfect in every way.  And she even has cleavage!









She is so beautiful!  Thank you so much, Heidi.  The entire package is awesome.  I will cherish everything and make use of it all.  You ROCK!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 14, 2009 12:46:54 PM
I am so glad everything arrived safe and sound.
It warms my heart that I could make you smile.
Big huge hugs to my amazing partner, Jenicat for being her fabulous self!

oh - just a heads up on Magnolia - her hair wrap doubles as a little picnic blanket for her to sit on, but her hair is so full and wild I didnt want it getting messed up on her journey :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 14, 2009 12:53:25 PM
Rock out!  She is awesome.  :)  I can't wait for Riley to see her - she's going to want to hold her and I'll have to be super super careful with the ...super...vision...

Anyway, she's my first poppet!  And I think she's the bee's knees.  :D 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 14, 2009 01:00:47 PM
I love everything! The art is awesome! And of course Mags rocks! I've been watching her come to life!  ;) It is fun to see her at her new home!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 14, 2009 01:05:17 PM
Wow, all that stuff is great! Love the bear hat :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 14, 2009 01:06:27 PM
I hugged her, and I hugged the elephant art.

No, sadly, I'm not kidding.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 14, 2009 01:29:38 PM
The beast has awaken!  :D



and she loves Mags, even though Mags is only a very limited sometimes-toy.  :P



You know toddlers... she kept saying, "I love my dolly!" 

D'awwwwwwwwww.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 14, 2009 02:01:43 PM
Such a cutie! I'm sure she loves that poppet!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 14, 2009 02:09:08 PM
Awwwwwwwww so sweet! I love the hat!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 14, 2009 03:57:23 PM
OMG too cute! I love the pic of her kissing Mags :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Nobodyhasthisoneyet on March 14, 2009 04:32:12 PM
That poppet is the most epically gorgeous thing I've seen for a long time.

And the polymer clay elephant is beautiful, as well. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on March 14, 2009 06:04:13 PM
magnolia is just amazzzzziiiiinnnggggg.....and the bear hat way CUTE


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 16, 2009 10:00:45 AM
Aw, Riley is a cutie!!  Love that poppet!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 16, 2009 10:10:00 AM
Here's a crappy picture of what I sent to 1boy1girl1kitty2 excluding the yarn:



I know she immediately gave the bracelet to it's intended recipient and she needs to still get photos but I thought I'd just post a small image in the meantime. I hope she can get some better images posted because clearly, mine's not great. ;)

The only thing I got a great shot of is the Tree of Life cell phone charm I made her:



I just totally loved how it came out because it's so small (again, I forgot to get a size comparison photo, but you can tell from the first, group image, it's pretty darn small) and cute and just perfectly miniature!

Anyway, just a placeholder image for the time being! :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 16, 2009 11:18:24 AM
Great package, phoenix! The awareness items are fabulous.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 16, 2009 11:34:12 AM
Great package, phoenix! The awareness items are fabulous.
Thanks! Yeah, she had asked me for a Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet and then mentioned she'd be open to other items like cell phone charms and such. My grandmother, aunt and sister are all breast cancer survivors so it's a cause close to my heart. I made similar bracelets in the same swarovski crystal for my mom, my sister, my aunt and one for myself as well, so I'm always happy to have people wear them and show support.

And since I knew she was gifting the bracelet, I made the Tree cell phone charm just for her in garnet because it's her birthstone. :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on March 16, 2009 03:08:11 PM
I like the tree of life pendants - but I really LOVE that little phone charm size one! not being able to wear jewelry I think I would really like that more than any other one - when I get them they end up decorative, and having a little one I can carry with me would be totally great!

what a clever idea!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on March 16, 2009 05:29:53 PM
I was posting some pictures for another swap and I found a picture that I forgot to post. TwistedThread ( I still keep wanting to type SunflowerSmiles ;D) sent me a second package with perhaps the coolest pillow ever inside. I love the bright and cheery fabrics and the bright and cheery message :P
Thank you for being a wonderful partner TwistedThread!!!
 
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Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 16, 2009 05:47:16 PM
ROFL!!!!   geez! that still cracks me up!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 16, 2009 06:24:43 PM
lmao twisted!
You were supposed to send me a pic of that!
I love the fabric choice - I need to make one of those pillows!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 16, 2009 08:11:24 PM
I love that pillow!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on March 17, 2009 06:15:55 AM
Ok, I'm finally going to post pics of my awesome artwork from Craft The World!  This stuff is seriously awesome. 

First off, two smaller paintings of trees (love!).  These are done on fabrics, and the paint is kind of dimensional...like the trees stick out from the fabric, all bumpy, like real trees.  Its cool.


And here's the big one!  Check out this awesomeness!  She is also painted on fabric, and CTW, you're right, it is the perfect fabric.  I showed it to my husband, and he said, "wow, that's awesome.  Did you send her fabric to match our walls?"  hehehe.



I need to find a frame for it, but when I do I'll post a pic of her hanging in the living room.  I've already found places for all of them!
Thanks so much, Craft The World!  I can't wait to swap again!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 17, 2009 06:54:10 AM
Those paintings on fabric really rock! I love the trees!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on March 17, 2009 09:03:36 AM
Ooh, I love that blossom tree!

I've received from the incredibly talented babbetto!

Look, It's Karl! King Karl? Well, he does have a haughty royal look about him...and he doesn't look like he nicked that crown...it suits him so well.

I just love him!


For size...


And from an earlier swap that went awol...

An awesome big eyed bird tag and 3 inchies!

Thank you so much babs! You rock as always!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 17, 2009 09:30:23 AM
I ♥ Babs big eyed birds! Karl is wonderful!

Love the awesome artwork by CTW too - the texture on the blossom tree looks so cool!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on March 17, 2009 10:16:07 AM
I love the tree paintings.

Karl is awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 17, 2009 10:34:20 AM
I'm in love with Karl.  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 17, 2009 11:25:38 AM
lovin Karl!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 17, 2009 11:28:52 AM
Wow!  Craft the World, your painting rocks!!    Babetto, your bird is even cooler in 3D!  Awesome stuff guys!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on March 17, 2009 11:31:52 AM
Hands off ladies, he's mine! ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 17, 2009 11:48:05 AM
Karl is so spiffy with that crown on! phizz, you'd better be glad I already have a big eyed bird, or I'd be scheming to kidnap Karl.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 17, 2009 02:59:15 PM
WOW, talented indeed!  I LOVE the bird and the tag, and EVERYTHING ELSE.  Wisting. 

He is fantastic.  Really truly fantastic.  If you didn't make a lone thread for him, babbetto, you should.  I will absolutely hit "this rocks."  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 17, 2009 04:14:51 PM
Karl is fantastic!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FishStikks on March 18, 2009 06:39:34 AM
Let me just tell you how thrilled I am that he finally arrived!  ;D

I was so worried that he went the way of the first tag and inchies that I was starting to become a nervous wreck, hehe.

He looks so lovely there in the grass too. I am so glad you like him Phizzy!

Thanks all for your wonderful comments! Jenicat, I will look and see if there is an appropriate section for him and consider giving him his own post.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on March 18, 2009 06:45:13 AM
Me too! I love him, and I've even started to talk to him! No word back yet though :D

You should definitely give him his own post!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FishStikks on March 18, 2009 06:47:02 AM
Give him time, he was a chatty little buggar before he left here.

I'm still trying to figure out where he would belong...


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SpottedFrog on March 18, 2009 06:52:57 AM
Warms my heart to see something I made in an swap way back sitting next to new swap goodies :)

I think King Karl belongs in More Art, Less Craft.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on March 18, 2009 07:07:24 AM
Yep, your wand is most definitely still in pride of place in front of my Discword books! ;D

He thinks he's ART too ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: gingerquilts on March 18, 2009 07:47:13 AM
Craft the World I love your paintings!

And Carl.  Sigh, Babbetto I NEED one!  Love those birds.  His crown is the best!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 18, 2009 08:22:31 AM
Babbetto, that bird rocks! I love his eye. It's actually very freaky how life-like it is.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 18, 2009 08:26:22 AM
Yeah, the painting on the eye is ... wow.  It's really really lovely.  I absolutely adore Karl.

I think he belongs in art as well.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FishStikks on March 18, 2009 08:53:37 AM


Okay, I've found a suitable spot for Karl right where you all suggested!  ;D

Thanks so much for all the great feedback!


And Carl.  Sigh, Babbetto I NEED one!  Love those birds.  His crown is the best!

Oooh, interesting!  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on March 18, 2009 01:00:56 PM
FINALLY! all of my items i recieved from pheonixfiredesigns were intended to be gifts. i was so excited when i got the package i immediately gave them to their intended. well after chasing the giftees around i have pics (all except the bracelet which my mil has and she in the hospital in the city)

amazing cell phone charms!! the birds nest is on my sil's phone cause it matched so perfectly. the phone and charm were her 16th bday gift. the gold phone is mine and the tree of life charm matched it perfectly!


key chain which immediately went on my key but my hubby ended up with my keys (it looked very manly on him  lol)


there was also a little vile with pink beads in it  which will eventually get on a charm lanyard and a breast cancer charm and a gorgeous pair of earrings that i risked pain for to wear they were so pretty!


there was also a skein of bernat bamboo yarn but that immediately went right into an afghan ive been working on

thanks pfd i love everything


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 18, 2009 07:07:06 PM
I received last week a MASSIVE  swap package from Koalascout –It was more like 2 whole packages!!!
WE  had an electrical storm on the weekend
Then as I have given my 2 weeks notice to my current job –I have had to do some extra shifts.
I haven’t been able to post pics til now.
I’m really sorry to have kept you all waiting –but it’s worth it ;)
Firstly the whole loot:

The first ‘package’ which if I had only gotten this bit –I would have been completely STOAKED.

A Beautiful pillow –with insect material.
I love this insect material! :P
A chrocet hook holder –complete with 3 hooks –coloured hooks!
and a little bag of stich markers –too cool!
a little cuff :P and
tea bag holder/wallet :P
Flip the pillow over and OMG look at the amazing embroidered dragonfly – I’m IN LOVE WITH THIS!


SECOND PACKAGE – Which again if you had only sent this half I would have been absolutely satisfied!
A ton of earrings –to go with my huge earring LOVe/Fetish –lol
Was in total overload here!
   

Some of my faves:

 the ‘no parking here’ signs, hockey charms (lil brother plays and LOVES these!, baseball charms, evil duckies, Hardware store charms _i work for a huge hardware storm –wearing these on my next shift there!, little frogs and light bulbs.
Some cute bracelets!

I’m sharing with the little girls next door-they love the DIAMOND ones :P
My fave among the bracelets –it has so many craft charms –sixteen – I counted!
A friend recently got something similar from the Degas exhibiton here –And I adored hers –not I have an AWSOME one of my own!

some of the charms –quilter, I <3 stamps, paintbrush, crayons, spinning wheel etc.
Interchangeable necklace charms –with match earrings –MORE EARRINGS!


Little containers that held some of the goodies-

 the weekly pill box could help me pre choose my earrings for the week –hmmm. Lol
Koalscout drew a little dragonfly on the heart box!
The dragonfly box is chocca block with all my new earrings an jewellery!


The extra’s – :P

strong nail polish –to treat the earrings she sent me –to curb my nickel allergy –here’s hoping it works –cause I LOVE all my new earrings!
Atlanta key rings,
little shrinky wishes –dog of happiness, prosperity frog, timeless turtle
key ring with charms
creepy dummy pin for pinboard! Lol
and a mobile charm :P


Thankyou so so so very much Koalascout – I LURVE everything!
Thankyou for asking me to be your partner :P


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 18, 2009 07:15:29 PM
Great package! wow so many earrings!!
That dragonfly cross stitch is beautiful.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: norahkate on March 19, 2009 03:42:31 AM
 :o  wow!  awesome package! :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on March 19, 2009 07:52:34 AM
Wow, what great jewelry and accessories! You scored, lgd!

I have to ask, though, how in the world did you get a Big Chicken pillow (first photo)?


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: la_chrystelle on March 19, 2009 09:50:00 AM
I've received from sunspotted ! woohoo! I've asked her for an crochet plaid/afghan and look what I've got from here, this amazing plaid! I adore the colors and the pattern she have used! it's so beautiful ! Her crochet work is stunning! It's really soft and warm I love to wrap it around me! She also send me some fashion magazines and sewing notions! SUNSPOTTED ROCKS!






Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 19, 2009 09:59:03 AM
oh my goodness! that is gorgeous! looks like a quilt!  Love the bug fabric goodies and the dragonfly pillow :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SpottedFrog on March 19, 2009 10:08:31 AM
I would TOTALLY wear Peeps earrings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: koalascout on March 19, 2009 12:41:36 PM
here i my goodies from little greendragonfly;

a close up of the collectible spoon with a koala on it

a collectible spoon, 2 bookmarks, 2 pairs of earrings, koala tattoos, a cadbury chocolate koala

close up of the bookmarks


the cute little card she sent with everything

close up of the kangaroo on the bag she made

an apron with koalas and kangaroos and a koala on the pocket, a matching oven mitt, a small koala drawstring bag

a close up of the small koala drawstring bag

a red, purple, and green beaded stuffed hearts, the green one looks like it has an eye on it

a vintage koala, koala and kangaroo bag, koala dry erase message board, variety size koala cookie cutters with storage container and a cookie recipe, one of the bookmarks again

a close up of the vintage koala

a close up of the variety size koala cookie cutters in their storage container

a close up of the koala on the bag she made along with the buttons used to put the handles on the bag




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 19, 2009 12:45:24 PM
Love that koala/kangaroo bag! That fabric is awesome!
Great package with a jackpot of koala cuteness!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on March 19, 2009 12:52:41 PM
Love all the koala goodies. Love the leaves on the spoon and the cookie cutters especially.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Destined To Fail on March 19, 2009 01:51:42 PM
Koala cookie cutters!!! :) :) Love!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 19, 2009 02:32:09 PM
I love that crocheted afghan - it's amazing! And I love that kangaroo/koala fabric - too cute!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SpottedFrog on March 19, 2009 04:56:37 PM
My mother has an epic cookie cutter collection and yet she is lacking a koala! Must have!!

::goes off to try & figure out what I could swap for a set of koala cookie cutters::


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sunspotted on March 19, 2009 04:58:25 PM
Adorable bug pillow.  :)  I'm glad my afghan finally reached the Netherlands and I'm here to finally post pictures of my package from MommyTheMaid, so I guess IYP is drawing to a close for me.  It was a wonderful first time dancing with you all.  Thanks to superhooker and SevsOnlyGirl for organising.  And now, pictures.

MTM sent me a new cover for one of my dog beds (which is so disgusting there will not be a before picture).  Here's Exie lying beside the new bed.  She is wary of new things, but will soon be found snoozing upside down on this lovely denim.  Freebie (other dog) is covered in mud and banished to the porch, she's not getting near this until she has a bath.   ;D



Neither the bed nor the dog are actually striped, that would be sunshine.  I think.  It's been awhile since I've seen it.

She also made me this gorgeous thread catcher.  The inside is the most beautiful shade of red.  Love it.  This may even inspire me to finally get my sewing machine out of the closet.  Which reminds me that MTM also made me a sewing machine cover in OWS and I haven't taken a picture of that yet either.  Yeesh, I suck as a partner.  Sorry!



Hi, yes I am the whitest person alive actually, this is me with a tan.

Also, reusable sandwich baggies, which transported a delicious PB & Nutella sandwich to my work today.



And bonus little bags and yarn.  Yay!! Orange!!!



Thanks so much for swapping with me MommyTheMaid.  I love everything. 

Aha!  Last second proof that not all the creatures are afraid of the new dog bed.  Modeled by Spara Cat.  P.S.  See why I asked for dark colours?  :)




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sunnysarah on March 19, 2009 06:29:38 PM
To koalascout,

This is my first time commenting on here and when I saw your koala bear doll, I just had to. My dad bought me one of those bears back in the mid 80's. I still have him and I love him. It is really neat to see a twin out there somewhere. You are lucky to receive one. And you other items are awesome too.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 20, 2009 03:50:08 AM
Wow, what great jewelry and accessories! You scored, lgd!

I have to ask, though, how in the world did you get a Big Chicken pillow (first photo)?
;D lol -had to double check what that was about -IT's actually a pillow i was using a s a backdrop -it was white!
Adn the big chicken is a post card that Koalascout also sent along :P


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 20, 2009 04:06:21 AM
I'm glad you liked your koala horde!

The Vintage Koala is my fave too :P

And I thought he was only a twin -but i guess he is now a triplet.
I saw this koala when i was on holidays and immediatly thought of Koalscout!
So naturally i had to buy it -but what first caught my attention is the likeness it had to one of my own koala toys :P
One i received from my aunty whne i first came to Australia in 1989.

So i made sure to take some photo's of the tiwns (triplets) before i sent the koala parcel over.

and


Mine is the one with the blue bow and missing hand/paws!- he also has a little winder in his tummy.
when i wind it up it plays 'Waltzing Matilda' in lulaby form - love it :P

Does yours play musicsunspotted???

I love the rug witht eh littel flowers - must take ages to get the flowers pretty :P
And i love the sewing bin/catcher.
And the puppy dog :P


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on March 20, 2009 06:57:34 AM
OMG! I have a family of those koalas too! :D They're back in England at my folks place. I rescued them from a charity shop about 12 years ago. I have 1 fluffy one and 2 smaller not so fluffy eared ones! How funny!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on March 20, 2009 08:13:44 AM
I have one special koala sent to me from Cyndiq!

Kiah clamps onto things, and right now she is on my monitor holding my dongles and flash drives! Thank you Cyndiq!

SugarySweet I gave the poppet to dear sister-in-law, and she loves it! She hugged it and held it all night. She compared it to my poppet, and decided that <hers> is the better one, of course. (Gomerriffic I still like MINE better. . . ) So you did a wonderful job. She especially loves the braids you put into her hair!


THANK YOU FOR THE PERFECT POPPET!!!
              IT IS TRULY LOVED!
          YAY!!! SUGARYSWEET!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 20, 2009 08:36:37 AM
I received my package from the amazing Mrs Jenicat today.
Each and every item in the package is truly loved.
Words cannot describe how incredible everything is, so I will try to show you in photos.  I will not apologize for the insane number of pics I have here  ;D

Adorable pinback buttons with trees, forest creatures and naughty words - my favorite things!


A desperately needed and adorable sewing machine cozy, shown here already in use 10 minutes after arrival!


A wonderful felt leaf brooch that will go on my hat when its chilly and my bag when its warm.


Girl with bird on her head stamp!!  I have a stamp just like this (but smaller - this one rocks!) on my wist.  Last year during the dotee swap, carrieme made me a dotee with a bird on her head and Jeni loved it and then saw the stamp on my wist it was modeled after.  She remembered!!


I took the other pieces outside to show them off better in the morning sun.

Super long finger knit lariat with felted balls and felt leaves.  So soft and pretty!


Two pairs of sterling silver earrings - one with labradorite, moonstone and garnet, the other with iolite (all of my favorite stones!!!).  The silver pendant reads "she swims against the tide". My eyes misted when I saw this.


A stunning bronze freshwater pearl and dark turquoise on copper & leather necklace.  This is SO my style.
 

A chunky cluster bracelet like the one she made Phizzy in the first tree swap!! I had wisted it as soon as I saw it.  I could stare at the beautiful beads for hours.  SHE MAKES HER OWN HEADPINS!!


I am making you all see THREE pics of the last item, and I still cant capture its beauty.  a ropey cluster bracelet of faceted labradorite rondelles.  I had this bracelet on my wist to show my love of labradorite, I never expected anyone to actually make such a phenomenal piece for me.  I wish I could capture the beautiful blue-green flash of the stones. There are a few wee iolite rondelles near the end clasps.




This pic shows a bit of the lovely flash.  It also looks like a weird petri dish on first glance.  ;D



Jeni, thank you so much for being such a beautiful partner, generous and talented artist, and most of all my friend.
hugs and love xxx


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: oddley on March 20, 2009 08:50:56 AM
that fabric is awsome!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: LunaKitten on March 20, 2009 11:48:39 AM
WOW WOW!! Jenicat you are so uber talented. Your stuff still blows me away. I love that labrodite bangle.. it is to DIE for!!! I could sit here and comment on everything, but since I'm not even in this swap I'll just say.. that is one OUTSTANDING package!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 20, 2009 12:58:56 PM
Jenicat, those are some amazingly gorgeous bracelets. You did a wonderful job. ;)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 20, 2009 01:35:14 PM
Aw, thanks.  :)  I'm so glad dm liked everything.  I was going to get a lot more done (even bought supplies for several other projects) but my motivation was all but lost after a certain point... I did end up completing many of the projects after that, but I couldn't do everything I wanted to do.

BUT!  I am happy that my partner is happy, and I will finish the other stuff at a later date (maybe next round? :P).

The sewing machine cover looks completely shapeless because... well, it is.  ;)  I wanted to make sure it would fit whatever type of machine dm has, so I didn't want to make it too small.  I mean, it's meant to cover the machine, not sex it up.  :D  I just had to remind myself of that.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on March 20, 2009 01:36:18 PM
Amazing jewelry Jenicat!!  I really love the copper and leather necklace.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on March 20, 2009 02:22:16 PM
Wow, Jenicat!  I don't normally care much for jewelry, but I LOVE all that stuff you made for DM!  That necklace is the bees knees!  The bracelets are fab!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on March 20, 2009 03:15:23 PM
Wow! Awesome jewellery Jenicat! I still adore all the jewellery you made for me. You make such beautiful things! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 20, 2009 03:29:22 PM
Aw, thank you all!  I have tons and tons of beads, so it was really nice to get to use them for someone other than myself.  :)  I think I've gotten so used to having them all that I just let them sit and gather dust, which is a shame because I have lots of really cool stones and pearls and other neat stuff.  I'm glad they are being appreciated.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 20, 2009 04:12:26 PM
Ahhhhhh! I adore that cluster bracelet! And the laboradite one too! I need a couple fancy bracelets! My jewelry wardrobe is usually full of necklaces and earrings!  :D Wonderful stuff jeni!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 20, 2009 04:59:19 PM
Ahhhhhh! I adore that cluster bracelet! And the laboradite one too! I need a couple fancy bracelets! My jewelry wardrobe is usually full of necklaces and earrings!  :D Wonderful stuff jeni!

Well, since we're partners next round, I'll keep this in mind... ;)  You can let me know what your favorite stones/colors are.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on March 20, 2009 05:02:20 PM
So many great things! Been awhile since I looked at all the pics, so everyone made marvelous things, please pat yourselves on the back for ALL the pics here!

but have to comment on the fabric paintings by Craft The World, they are so creative, I just love them.

the small tree of life is wonderful phoenixfiredesigns! I've lost multiple family members to cancer, so I also appreciate the pink ribbon jewelry. May I say, for me, seeing a tree of life next to cancer jewelry was emotional.

Koalascout such a huge package! All the pieces are more cute, creative, or interesting than its neighbor. Just wonderful.

sunspotted the afghan is to die for. I love the colors and the pattern! Wish I could feel how soooofft it is.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on March 20, 2009 07:51:32 PM
Aaaeee.... I have been a bad girl.  I've gotten so busy with work, relatives visiting, kids, you name it that I didn't post photos of the beautiful package I received from sewknitter.  We were swapping for a set of embroidered dish towels for my kitchen....keep that in mind as you look at this big bundle of crafty goodness.

First the towels.  They are my favorite colors and match my kitchen decor beautifully.  They have been in the place of honor since I opened the package and I love them!


Then "to fill up the envelope" she added this...

some beautiful fabric pieces, love that temple/pagoda looking piece....


a tawashi, earrings and a tatted bookmark!


now that photo didn't capture the beautiful bookmark well enough so here's another

I love tatting...and its one of those unattainable crafts for me.  I just can't get it.

If that isn't enough here's more...bracelets, modeled by Mom.  You just can't properly model and photo a bracelet yourself.


Not one but three pendants... Lovin' the rooster!  And the star appears to made from a gift card.


a metal embossing magnet kit


A hilarious quote on a matchbox good karma necklace


Another pic with the good karma charms inside and the front decor.


She also sent some paisley stamped note cards but my computer won't recognize the file.


Thank you sewknitter!!!  I love every bit!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 20, 2009 08:34:27 PM
Ohh nice stash of goodies! Those tea towels are so beautiful (I am a big fan of paisley designs).


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 20, 2009 09:22:09 PM
I love paisley, and those towels are gorgeous.  Wow.  That's a lot of work!  Beautiful.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 21, 2009 06:33:50 AM
I love the dish towels! They look like so much work, but so worth it!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: CJKJ on March 21, 2009 09:03:27 AM
I got my package from Brilor a few weeks ago and have been loving it!  Sorry Brilor for the late pictures.

She sent me a great purse with matching wallet, makeup bag, and cherry blossom rubber stamp.  The makeup bag didn't make it in the pics so if you have one, Brilor, please post.



Inside of purse, with zip pocket and 3 open pockets.


Matching wallet:


Rubber stamp



This is a perfect package!  Brilor captured my tastes and style.

Thanks so much!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 21, 2009 10:06:14 AM
That bag is beautiful.  I love the shape and the fabrics used.
I am also a big fan of rubber stamps - and one that involves a tree branch rocks in my books!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 21, 2009 04:22:32 PM
That purse is fantastic!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: lapoli on March 24, 2009 06:22:42 PM
I am way overdue for sharing pictures of what my partner, la_chrystelle, sent to me for the IYP, but she's TOTALLY spoiled me... she sent me two separate packages, so I have tons and tons and tons of pictures to share... So, everyone have their Wisting fingers ready?  You sure?!

Okay.. the first package came really early! 

She sent a really gorgeous bracelet and a beautiful necklace.  I've worn them both tons already.. love them!




Next up are two handsewn lavender sachets.. she said the lavender was picked from her yard! :)  They smell so wonderful (and they're already doing their duty in protecting my stash!)



The little elephant pouch has become my vehicle to transport tea bags to work.  So cute!

And speaking of tea, she also sent a bag of loose green tea with cinammon and vanilla. It's delicious!



Next up is a cute clutch!  It's the perfect size for my wallet, my cell phone and a lip balm for dinner on the town with the hubby. :)



I'm also noticing that I didn't take a picture of a really neat stenciled shirt based on my Wists.  It's a three-quarter sleeved shirt with a "namaste" logo on the front.  It's' become my default workout shirt.. It's perfect and comfortable for all those crazy yoga poses. :)

Now, fast forward to my second package!!!

She sent me a TON of earrings!  I always drool over her earrings in the STS threads and now I have enough to wear a different pair to work almost every day for awhile!




(And the next picture has all the earrings in their tiny cute bags)  She also made a matching pleated clutch that's so cute!! I loooove it. (I have a ton of pleated clutches on my Wists, so this is perfect!)



Next, she sent me three wall hangings. I love the framed one, la_chrystelle.  What did you  make it from???



All the extras!! (Minus the stroopwafels which I pigishly ate before I could take pictures)


Now...

All that being said, I still have one picture left to share of the gigantic part of my package.  BUT.  I haven't yet sweet-talked my hubby into taking an action picture.  So, he will do that soon, and I will post a picture of the best part of the package and the best thing EVER!!!!!!

(la_chrystelle is awesome, trust me!)




Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on March 24, 2009 07:11:46 PM
Wow, sweet goodies! Can't wait to see your action shot.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 24, 2009 07:25:08 PM
Lovely package! So many wonderful goodies!
I love the Buddha set and the gorgeous wall hanging leaves.
Cant wait to see the mystery action shot!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 25, 2009 05:05:20 AM
That's an awesome package :P

I Lurve Stroopwafels - lekker!!!  :P


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on March 26, 2009 06:35:52 AM
I totally forgot to post about it here, but I started a discussion for the next round...
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297372.0

Sometimes I forget that other people may not check all of the swap boards as obsessively as I do....

Come on over and find a partner.....if you DARE!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: la_chrystelle on March 26, 2009 10:21:09 AM
I can't wait to see the action shot lapoli! it must look stunning on you!
the framed picture is made of fabric which I dyed with tea, lot's of different handmade paper, glue and did some sewing afterwards, I loved the piece myself to, I am working an a big one in different colors for myself right now too!

I had lot's of fun this round and there is coming more, since I still wait for lapoli's package, today the bell ring and I run to the door, but unfortunaly it wasn't lapoli's package :( I am getting impatient! haha.

Would love to do another round :) thanks for the link superhooker! and thanks for organizing this round superhooker and sevs!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewphie on March 28, 2009 09:44:12 AM
amyracinrose contacted me a while ago to say she'd received so I thought I'd post some  pics of what I sent her;
a framed embroidery of some 'sailor jerry' tatto flash:

an embroidered tea towel (based on a Mitch O'Connell design);

eeek! that could do with an iron!
a necklace made with dolls house tea set:

and an embroidered mirror (shown here next to the one I made Lilyvanilli):



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on March 28, 2009 10:42:02 AM
wow sewphie! Your embroidery is just gorgeous! All that fill stitching!!  I love all of it!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on March 28, 2009 11:43:32 AM
how did you do the teapot necklace?  sooooo cute! you have some incredible embroidery skills...lovely work!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on March 28, 2009 12:36:49 PM
sewphie, oh my gosh. I want to be your partner!!  ;)  Those are so amazing!

I love every single piece. Fantastic stitching. Is there a kit for the mirrors? I love that idea.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on March 28, 2009 01:34:45 PM
Wonderful embroidery!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Alli_Lucy on March 29, 2009 05:02:23 PM
Wow, gorgeous embroidery!  I love the mirrors.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 29, 2009 06:24:55 PM
Beautimus! 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on March 29, 2009 07:53:10 PM
wow.. what a great package of goodies......the embroidery is amazing.....love the poodle, and the way she looks 'curly-ish'


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Jenicat on March 29, 2009 08:04:24 PM
Seriously fantastic embroidery, sewphie.   :o  Wow.

You really have a knack for it.  Beautiful!  I hope your partner is OK and enjoying her package as we all have been from your photos.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 03, 2009 02:37:01 PM
I received my coasters from 1boy1girl1kitty2 like a week ago now. This is after the poor post office tried to keep them for themselves and failed in the whole "mailing" part. I've got pics on my camera card so I'll try to post when I get home from work tonight, but I had to at least give a belated thanks because they're great. ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 04, 2009 08:39:18 PM
Much belated photo, but here's the additional "small" item 1boy1girl1kitty2 sent along after the turtle quilt. Fabric coasters using the same fabrics as the quilt. The package arrived like a week ago but it's been a hectic week. (They came separately because they accidentally jumped out of the first package. ;) )




Aren't they cool? I love the colors (each is unique) and the shape is really neat. It makes my brain hurt thinking of those angles! ;D

Thanks for being a great partner!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: RondaS on April 05, 2009 09:39:39 AM
I'm not much for coasters, but those are kind of cute! I like the fabrics, and I do love that quilt!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pseudo_pix on April 05, 2009 02:32:26 PM
So Lunique and I made a XL package to each other. And of course I had to go and make more than we decided on, though this time it's not as much as I usually do cos of the XL part. As Lunique is on Cypress for some time we agreed that I should post pictures for her.

Here is almost the entire package (some digital art is not included as it was way easier just posting directly from the comp - but it's printed and in the package)


Experimental jewelry:


excuse the strange tired look on my face!

The third one can be used for more than one thing:



The accessories:
A magenta scarf:



A crochet rainbow skimpy:


Two pairs of knitted fingerless gloves in contrasting colours(as Lunique LOVES that):





A London hood in red wool with "as wrong as possible" lining. It's not too clear on the picture but the leopard print is green and red on a strangely light brow background:




The art. These six has been printed out on proper paper. Each on a piece of A3 (the colors are totally off on my screen. the yellow looks like neon yellow - it's not irl!)


A rainbow hooded t-shirt with rough edges:



And for the large sew item is an orange light jacket with orange tartan lining. It has an asymmetrical collar and little ruffles on the back:







Phew, I think that was it. As you can see; XL. I'm scared as always that the clothes wont fit hehe.
Oh yeah for you who might wonder, I send the package to some family in the Netherlands that is gonna visit her soon, cos apparently Cypress mail is not very good.

Hope you like it all Lunique! Love to ya!

-pseudo

(I'm gonna make individual threads for the jacket and the experimental jewelry as they were new/bigger project.)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on April 05, 2009 03:14:31 PM
wow  pseudo_pix! That's a huge package!!  :o Everything is so awesome!

I wish your art pic was working. I would love to see it. I'll check back on it. Sometimes when I look a pic is not working and then later it is.  ;)

I really love that orange jacket. I would love to find some of that fabric you used for the lining.

I've never seen a London Hood before. I like the style. I'm going to have to look it up.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on April 05, 2009 04:09:44 PM
Wow! Amazing package!
The jacket and hood are gorgeous, and I am just in LOVE with the knit jewelry!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on April 05, 2009 05:43:14 PM
Fantastic package! Love it ALL!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on April 05, 2009 06:35:50 PM
I love the jacket! And the london hood is fab too!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pseudo_pix on April 05, 2009 11:00:36 PM
Thank you for all the nice words ^^

I've never seen a London Hood before. I like the style. I'm going to have to look it up.

I've made a post about them here on craftster including a tut: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272745.msg3080697#msg3080697 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272745.msg3080697#msg3080697)

The jacket and hood are gorgeous, and I am just in LOVE with the knit jewelry!

I am So glad you said that! I was pondering making them for selling but I was "testing" them on Lunique. She got the first. Thanks! ^^


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on April 06, 2009 11:16:29 AM
great stuff, pseudo_pix!!!  you are a talented seamstress!!!


I received an obscenely large package of "extras" from AsphaltQueen...I'm still in the process of taking pics of everything, because I wanted to immediately use everything...
But, I promise I'll get them up here ASAP!!  You guys aren't going to believe what she sent!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on April 10, 2009 06:54:04 AM
Ok, I'm finally putting up these pics of the awesome stuff that AsphaltQueen sent me!!!  Prepare yourselves!

Firstly, AQ made me this kicka$$ frame, that is covered with knitting needles!  It is so cute!!  I have put a painting into it that I received from Murbeck in another swap...it fits perfectly!
Also in the picture is YARN!! (my fav color is green, can you tell?)


Next up, 2 gigantor balls of wool!  They are so pretty!


Next, this gorgeous bag!!!  You guys should really see this!  It totally rocks!  It is super sturdy, and the inside has tons and tons of pockets!  the sides fold in too.  Its a transformer!

and a shot of the inside:

(AQ, if you have better pics, you should post them, this sucker ROCKS!)

Next, an awesome assortment of AQ's beautiful photography, printed onto notecards!!  The pictures are so wonderful, clear and bright!


This picture shows my new favorite hat (GREEN!!!), a cute little cross stitch that now sits in my dining room, a skein of beautiful yarn that hid from me during the yarn picture, and a sock yarn panel!  I've seen these before, but I've never tried one...you knit socks directly from the fabric, and the dye is supposed to make really cool effects!


Next up, a cute pillow for Alexander (he loves it!  he loves to snuggle.)  and the coolest trivet ever!  It is made of strips of coiled newspaper!  I'm using it to display my favorite orchid!


This is one of my favorites!  This mosaic frame!  AQ, I'm hoping to get a good picture for it when we go on vacation this weekend!  It is sitting on my piano, with my other favorite things!


This is a paperweight that AQ blew for Alexander!  It is so pretty!  (please excuse the plastic millipede in the background!)  He totally loves it. 


And the koolaide pouch for Alexander!  pardon his "deer in the headlights" look...he always does that when I'm taking a picture!  He is kind of obsessed with this pouch.  He keeps it in his teepee, so I know he loves it!


This is my new glass flower!  hand made by AQ!!  It sits in my kitchen window, it is so beautiful when the sun comes through the window!


And maybe my favorite thing...this blown glass vase.  Oh my words, it is so beautiful! 


Thank you so much AsphaltQueen!  you are the bestest!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: underthemountain on April 10, 2009 06:59:06 AM
Wow, everything is so awesome, but all those glass pieces are amazing!!!  Great job AQ!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on April 10, 2009 07:21:17 AM
Beautiful glasswork!  Just a big wow for the whole package :o ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SugarySweet on April 10, 2009 07:40:16 AM
Wow, I really love all that glass work! It is beyond amazing.

Love the tote, great shape and fabric.  ;D

Sweet frames!

Great package all together.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on April 10, 2009 10:52:06 AM
What beautiful glass items! I'm so impressed!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: onegroovyday on April 10, 2009 11:17:32 AM
wow... great package....the glass flower is amazing.....


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: digital misfit on April 10, 2009 06:26:38 PM
omg those are "extras" ?
Awesome package! The trivet is so cool, the frames are beautiful, and the glass pieces are simply amazing!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: A2K on April 10, 2009 07:23:02 PM
omg those are "extras" ?
Awesome package! The trivet is so cool, the frames are beautiful, and the glass pieces are simply amazing!

What she said!  Nice work, AQ!  Lucky girl, Superhooker!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on April 10, 2009 07:27:24 PM
I am in LOVE with that vase! The whole package is wonderful, but I have a soft spot for things that I can fill with flowers!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 10, 2009 07:42:50 PM
Aww, thanks everyone! Superhooker sent me such an amazing package that I just had to send some more goodies to her.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on April 10, 2009 08:52:43 PM
WOW OMG and WOW again - love the glass art work :)
And can't believe they travlled through the mail system un harmed!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Alli_Lucy on April 11, 2009 07:33:54 AM
Oh my gosh, what a package!  That glasswork is incredible. 


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Lunique on April 14, 2009 03:47:47 AM
OMG!!! Pseudopix!!! OMG!!!

I soooooo love your package!! I still can't believe I've got my own rainbow scarf. i lusted for one after I saw it here first time!

And the hoody!!! And the jacket! Omg.....never been spoiled this much!!!

This was officially the best swap ever!!! Would do it again any time!

Thanks so much!!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on April 17, 2009 03:08:40 AM
babbetto is really busy at the moment, so I'm going to post the little inchie clock I made for her. ;D We decided to swap just one item...







Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: smacckk on April 17, 2009 03:15:06 AM
Ooooh, that's pretty! Love the bright colors!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: little green dragonfly on April 17, 2009 05:18:46 AM
That is beautiful and i covet it!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 17, 2009 06:18:06 AM
Phizzy, that's adorable!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: rackycoo on April 17, 2009 06:43:48 AM
You KNOW I love that.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on April 17, 2009 07:35:49 AM
Love that clock. I want to see the face of the clock too!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on April 17, 2009 09:16:08 AM
Aw, thanks! I wish I'd got a photo of the face, but that's all I have of it.

I forgot to mention too that the back is like this one (though this is another clock)

What time is it? :D



Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AlwaysInspired on April 17, 2009 03:39:12 PM
That clock is fantastic! I'm totally wisting it when I can remember my wist password again!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: FishStikks on April 21, 2009 04:35:47 AM
Ugh.
Sorry it took me so long to get here to attempt to post my own photos of my amazing clock. My computer and Craftster don't always get along so well these days.

Thanks Phizzy for posting those great pics!

Here's my shot of it.



I played around with the wires holding the inchies for a little extra 'flair".

Thanks again Phizzy!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Phizzychick on April 21, 2009 08:35:00 AM
Ooh I LOVE the wires like that! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: Knickertwist on April 21, 2009 08:59:23 AM
That clock is all sorts of awesome.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 04, 2009 12:51:58 PM
So Destined to Fail (sweet sweet boys  :)) wanted to send me a bit more stuff to go with the goodies that they sent before...I received it today and let me tell you....SCORE!!!!   they made me a loverly hat and fingerless mittens(that I have been wanting forrrrevah!) and they fit perfect...which is tough with me cause I'm quite tall and my hands are larger than the average bear...they match the scarf they sent....they sent a lovely serving tray which I so love and will use for my make up goodies....and tons of candy!!! oh man..all stuff I've never tried before...gonna hide it from the fam.   DUUUUUUDDDES! AND they sent my favorite stuff...crunchy things...oh man...AND homemade brittle that I've already chomped away at...sooo sooo good and some pink popcorn!  Here's all the goodies...  the little box is a little something for my boy.....Destined to Fail...I just think the world of you two and I thank you so much for sending MORE STUFF!  Goodness me....my diet will just have to wait.... :-* :-*


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: superhooker on May 04, 2009 03:09:55 PM
diets are totally overrated!  candy is so much more fun!!


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 04, 2009 03:53:45 PM
diets are totally overrated!  candy is so much more fun!!
agreed!  I would much rather have fun...and I've been having fun alllllll day  ;) :D :)


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 05, 2009 10:32:20 PM
I'd have to freeze some of that candy, so that others could stand to be around me. Sugar-high and a half! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: stringofpearls on May 10, 2009 06:37:31 PM
I've been wondering...when weaving a scarf, how do you keep the whole thing from falling apart?


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sewknitter on May 11, 2009 05:11:39 PM
I've been wondering...when weaving a scarf, how do you keep the whole thing from falling apart?

Well, just as there are many weaving patterns, there are many finishes.

Some scarves I sew a line of stitches using my sewing machine. In this case you need to know how many ends per inch the weaving is. So if my scarf is 8 ends per inch, I set my sewing machine to 10-12 stitches per inch. That makes sure I sew over all the ends. I  use zig-zag, straight stitch, or a decorative finish, depending on the look I want.

Another way is to tie knots on groups of the ends. Say knot together 4 ends, or 6-8 ends, together.

Also you can macramé the ends, or weave a band using the ends as a weft (advanced), or crochet the ends. You can glue the ends to a board/card/branch if it is a wallhanging or a decorative piece. You can use decorative clips, use beads and knots. Use a sewn on purchased trim.

Okay, the easiest ways are the first methods, but with imagination, there are many finishes for weaving.

I learned to weave by going to the library and taking out books. They always have nice projects with finishes.


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: stringofpearls on May 20, 2009 06:56:09 PM
Thank you! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: sweets4ever on January 13, 2010 12:49:32 PM
Congrats, all!  This is a Craftster Best of 2009 swap!

Craftster Best of 2009 Winner


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: AsphaltQueen on January 13, 2010 02:19:03 PM
Congrats everyone - we rock!!!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: pinkleo on January 13, 2010 03:32:41 PM
woo, hoo!
This was a fun swap & fantastic gallery!

Congrats IYP 11 peeps!
:-* Thank you superhooker and Sevs for organizing :-*


Title: Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 13, 2010 10:28:48 PM
Awesomeness!