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Title: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on January 27, 2009 07:35:39 AM
Someone has received! Post your packages here!  ;D

Original thread: clicky clicky (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284733.0).


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: HippieKender on January 31, 2009 05:19:11 PM
I received my package from Amymisha today!  I was so excited that I forgot to take pics before I dug in.  :D  Here is the cute wrappings.  I love the skull tissue paper and the plastic bag with paw prints will make some adorable fused plastic.  Is it strange that I am excited about the wrapping?  :D

Amy said she went a little overboard with the ribbon.. she wasn't kidding (but can you ever have enough ribbon??)!

Look at that tower!  I can think of so many things to make with this!
And this beautiful lacey-ness:

Next up is my first ever Jar of Whimsies!  I dumped it out to inspect the yummy contents and almost couldn't get it all back in there :o  I am so inspired by what's inside (and there was MORE ribbon, hee hee)!

She also gave me this awesome pattern!  I can't wait to make a few of these bags

I am loving this pin cushion.  Amy says it was her great-grandmother's :o  I think it's just adorable.  So does my daughter and she keeps trying to take it to have a tea party :D

I almost missed this bookmark, but I'm sure glad I didn't!  It's georgous and I can't wait to stick it in my current book (Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons).


As a side note: My daughter (who is 3) helped me open the package and with each item I pulled out she exclaimed loudly, "Is that for me?!"  :D  Made me giggle.
Thank you so much Amymisha, I am totally blown away!!  It still feels strange to get something for nothing, but I'm glad you'll get to join swaps again soon!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on January 31, 2009 05:23:19 PM
That's a lovely package, Amymisha!  :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: amymisha on January 31, 2009 06:38:41 PM
Yay! Glad you love it all. : ) Yes, the little cup was part of set of cups from my Mormor, who is actually my great-grandmother. I have a few more, and now I know what I am going to do with them. : )
Share nice with your daughter! Thank you for letting me redeem myself. I'm not a bad person, just went through an evil rough patch.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: pinokeeo on January 31, 2009 07:10:32 PM
Great package there.  I think there's a whimsy swap forming or in progress.  You could check it out.

It's always good to get crafting supplies.  Good job.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 31, 2009 09:43:34 PM
Love the package!  Beautiful ribbons.  But that pincushion is wonderful! :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Phizzychick on February 01, 2009 07:32:16 AM
What a wonderful package! Those ribbons are fantastic, and I love the cup pincushion!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: zuliblu on February 01, 2009 04:29:03 PM
Great pincushion I love the color, and shape of the tea cup :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: kjlutz on February 02, 2009 06:11:54 AM
That is a fantastic package amymisha, great job.   


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 04, 2009 05:24:55 AM
Wow! That is fantastic!  I think you are right - you never can have enough ribbon!  I have a shoebox with ribbon in it that my friends are always raiding when they need something to jazz up a project... I think they believe that ribbon grows on trees or something... :D

What a great way to kick off the gallery!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: missgabbielynn on February 04, 2009 11:49:36 AM
Great packae Amymisha.  I am drooling over all that gorgeous ribbon!!!  And the whimsie jar too.

missgabbielynn


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 04, 2009 04:29:52 PM
Beautiful package Amymisha and HippieKender!!!

Today I was totally spoiled by RueRue!!

First off was this sweet handmade note:

Love the origami crane!!

RueRue embroidered this awesome penguin for Lana!!  I really love this!!  It's in the laundry ATM because Lana is wearing it to school tomorrow!  I'll be sure to snap an action shot then!

The whole shirt:

Closeup of the penguin.  Isn't he the cutest!! 


RueRue also said that she would make me a few handcarved stamps and ended up surprising me with a ton of them (3 hedgies, birdie, cupcake, and a baby poppet from my drawing!!), lots of beautiful hair ribbons, and buttons!!  The stamps are really professionally done and with such attention to detail.  Not only is the carving done well, but the block of wood has rounded edges...so much nicer on the hand.


Lana really loved the stamps.  She kept saying how pretty they were.  She also loved the hair ribbons as did I.  These are the first that she's had and she really loves them and insisted on wearing one right away.  :)  I really can't get over how creative RueRue is.  She's mastered so many different crafts!!

You can also see Lana hard at work making a frame for a picture with RueRue's wonderful stamps!!

And besides all this wonderfulness RueRue communicated with me alot and we had a nice time getting to know each other a bit. 

Thank you sooo much for such an amazing package RueRue. We love it all!!
And thank you to Racky for organizing this fantastic swap!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 04, 2009 04:37:30 PM
The barrettes look adorable on your little one.  Love the stamps :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: pinokeeo on February 04, 2009 04:51:55 PM
Another great package!  Love the stamps.  Excellent job on the embroidered penguin.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: HippieKender on February 04, 2009 05:03:51 PM
What a wonderful package, RueRue!  I was trying to pick a favorite item but just couldn't!  Everything is great :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: barbolot on February 04, 2009 05:26:57 PM
What a lovely package!  Those stamps are beyond cute!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: RueRue on February 04, 2009 06:52:52 PM
yay! Im so happy she likes the butterfly! I wish the penguin turned out better... thats the first time ive stitched on a stretchy shirt!

Thanks for being soo great atsuko!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beadedbyamy on February 05, 2009 05:19:07 AM
What a great package! I love the origami crane note! So pretty!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on February 05, 2009 05:58:32 AM
Wow, RueRue, that's a great package!

I love all those handcarved stamps! What medium did you carve? I have used the Staedtler carving blocks, but I find those disintegrate over time. I need to find something that holds up a bit better. :P

The penguin shirt is adorable, too. You scored, atsuko!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 05, 2009 08:43:20 AM
I did totally score!   ;D  It was too cold for Lana to wear her tee today.   I was going to add it over a long sleeved tee, but today it was too cold and she needed 2 long sleeved shirts and 3 would have been too many.  Anyhow I'm sure that she'll be wearing it when I get home.

Racky, good question!  I'd like to know about the medium too.  And what brand of tools to use.  Your stamps are sooo awesome RueRue that now I wanna learn.  Thanks again!!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: MandyLikesPie on February 05, 2009 09:06:20 AM
The stamps are wonderful, and look so professional! I love the cupcake and the bird.  :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: kevsbabe29 on February 05, 2009 02:21:51 PM
I love all of the packages so far and that tee is so adorable way to go all


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: RueRue on February 05, 2009 03:29:38 PM
I love all those handcarved stamps! What medium did you carve? I have used the Staedtler carving blocks, but I find those disintegrate over time. I need to find something that holds up a bit better. :P

I use the pink speedball speedy carve! Its AMAZING stuff ...the best to carve with Ive found...its firm but easy to carve and holds up well!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 05, 2009 05:16:16 PM
Thanks for the tips RueRue!!

Here is Lana enjoying her tee!  She was busy jumping around, but I managed to snap this!  It shows how well you stitched him.  Absolutely perfect!!


Thanks again!!  I know that Lana will be enjoying this tee and the other goodies for a looong time!  Now if I can just keep her away from MY stamps and MY buttons!  :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: cclewis05 on February 05, 2009 06:20:22 PM
that is just so sweet! that shirt is precious along with your other goodies! great job ruerue!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on February 05, 2009 09:47:32 PM
I think you did a great job on the penguin. And I LOVE those hedgehog stamps.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: zuliblu on February 08, 2009 11:43:51 AM
Oh how I love the penguin :D and those stamps are amazing!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Windoverireland on February 08, 2009 02:45:02 PM
What great packages and so cute! I'm partial to the handmade card. The Tee is great and the pincushion!! Awesome job to both of you!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: psoupdesigns on February 09, 2009 06:45:59 PM
I received from starfishsea - sorry it took me a little bit to get pictures posted.


Here is a group shot of everything. She sent 2 cute shirts with cupcake appliques, a cupcake hat, a purse and a cute little crocheted thingy (can't think of the right name for it).


Here is a close up of the appliqued shirts. One of them came off  :(, but I'm going to sew them both on so they won't come off again.


This is my favorite  ;D - I have been wanting one of these cute little cupcake hats for myself daughter and it fits her perfect!



Thank you so much starfishsea - we loved everything!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: missgabbielynn on February 09, 2009 08:12:35 PM
Girls....these are amazing packages!!!  I love the stamps, esp. the hedgehog.  LOL  So cute. 

And those cupcakity items are so sweet!!!  And the action shot with little girl......she is so cute.  I just want to hug her!!!  LOL

I want one of those cupcake hats....but I don't think I could pull it off like that little one does.  People might laugh at this 30 something gal wearing one!  LOL

missgabbielynn


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 10, 2009 05:26:30 AM
Adorable cupcakes....esp love the little one in her hat.  Great job starfishsea!!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Phizzychick on February 10, 2009 05:27:11 AM
That hat looks adorable on her! Great package!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: cclewis05 on February 10, 2009 06:05:39 AM
wow what a Awesome package. I wish I had a little girl to dress up but I can also wait about 3 more years too. lol Those shirts are precious and your Baby is beautiful!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on February 10, 2009 06:44:32 AM
She is so cute in that hat. It's precious! The shirts are really cute too. Nice work, starfishsea!  :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: pinokeeo on February 10, 2009 07:38:55 AM
Everything is sooo cute, including the little girl.

That doily is very nice.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Persephone Hazard on February 10, 2009 07:45:23 AM
Your daughter has the most adorably serious expression! She looks like a slightly exasperated deep thinker [grin]


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: HippieKender on February 10, 2009 07:52:20 AM
Great cupcake themed package!  The hat and model are adorable!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on February 10, 2009 09:23:29 PM
Oh, my gosh! The cupcake hat on that baby is sooooo adorable!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: HelenM on February 11, 2009 11:54:00 AM
What amazing packages! I can't believe I didn't realise there was a gallery!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: psoupdesigns on February 12, 2009 11:43:13 AM
thanks for all the nice comments, she loves wearing her hat. when she doesn't have it on in the car she pats her head like she is reminding me i forgot to put it on her!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: sunspotted on February 12, 2009 05:22:23 PM
Wow this gallery is already zooming along.  Great stuff here, very nice work everybody.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Hollistercobabe on February 18, 2009 05:31:32 PM
I received from rockmygypsysoul today and she majorly spoiled me!

First the awesome Mario inspired shirt


Some cute little Button flowers, I just need to find a cute vase for these.


and the most amazing part MARIO SHOES!!!!!


Back of Shoes


I love these shoes, they are awesome and fit amazing well.

and I still have a surprise coming from an Etsy seller, how awesome is that!


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Rockmygypsysoul


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on February 18, 2009 05:45:13 PM
Wow, rockmygypsysoul, that is a great package. That shirt is so fun!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on February 18, 2009 05:46:46 PM
Holy cow! A Mario wardrobe -- it doesn't get much better than that!  That shirt totally cracks me up too! :D



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldsheepbowl on February 18, 2009 05:58:22 PM
LMAO "i'd hit that"
Classic :D brilliant package!
The shoes are amazing  :o

rockmygypsysoul what did you use to paint and seal them, and is it rainproof? :D
(i ask because i have a pair of pumps asking for paint, but UK is far too wet if they'd only be splash proof lol)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: princesspimp81 on February 18, 2009 06:20:54 PM
those shoes are awesome!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: HippieKender on February 18, 2009 06:54:50 PM
Your whole package is great!  I love anything mario themed and anything with buttons :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: pinokeeo on February 18, 2009 06:56:39 PM
Yep, that whole package is great.  I love the button flowers.  And the shoes are just too cute.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 18, 2009 07:16:21 PM
LMAO "i'd hit that"
Classic :D brilliant package!
The shoes are amazing  :o

rockmygypsysoul what did you use to paint and seal them, and is it rainproof? :D
(i ask because i have a pair of pumps asking for paint, but UK is far too wet if they'd only be splash proof lol)

For shoes, I just use acrylic and then I double-coat it with a spray sealer.  i have a few pair, including some ive been kicking around in for like three years, and they've held up just fine!

BUT I only paint on canvas; I doubt anything else would hold up (at least using MY method - Im sure there ARE ways to make it work)

Thank you everyone for your compliments!!  I knew Hollistercobabe was the one for me when I looked through her wists!   :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: psyche on February 18, 2009 07:29:36 PM
Ee! I have just found the gallery. . . . and I received a package from Mlsocci74 earlier today! :D Plenty of supplies (one especially delighted me), and handcrafted items. . . all to my tastes.

But... you must wait until later for photos. (Tomorrow if not later tonight...)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 18, 2009 07:45:20 PM
Nice Mario Package, all of it   ;D  Awesomeness ;)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: psyche on February 18, 2009 08:25:05 PM
And.... I managed to get my pictures taken after all.

Here's what I received from Mlsocci74:

A few scrapbook-y things (plastic tags, brads, sticky tags), and a resin sparrow necklace! Yay. (I love resin anything :D)


And then we have... a Xyron sticker maker! I was so excited to see this one. Even though I still have to figure out exactly what I can do with it. But I know I can make stickers.... of some sort! (If anyone has any fabulous suggestions, feel free to PM me.)


Finally, we have a whole array of beautiful pin-up notecards (just my style), with a clear nautical star resin bangle. Hooray again!


Thanks a lot Mlsocci74, it was a great package.



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 18, 2009 08:52:44 PM
Love the resin, especially the bangle!  So many fun goodies!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: HippieKender on February 18, 2009 09:24:10 PM
Love the resin.  That's something I'm still trying to learn. And the sticker maker looks like tons of fun!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Persephone Hazard on February 19, 2009 02:41:29 AM
Ooooooh, a sticker maker. I should get me one of those, it looks great :-)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: cclewis05 on February 19, 2009 06:35:58 AM
WOW  :o both of those packages are AWESOME. I love those post cards those are really neat! way to go you guys!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldsheepbowl on February 19, 2009 07:06:29 AM
LMAO "i'd hit that"
Classic :D brilliant package!
The shoes are amazing  :o

rockmygypsysoul what did you use to paint and seal them, and is it rainproof? :D
(i ask because i have a pair of pumps asking for paint, but UK is far too wet if they'd only be splash proof lol)

For shoes, I just use acrylic and then I double-coat it with a spray sealer.  i have a few pair, including some ive been kicking around in for like three years, and they've held up just fine!

BUT I only paint on canvas; I doubt anything else would hold up (at least using MY method - Im sure there ARE ways to make it work)

Thank you everyone for your compliments!!  I knew Hollistercobabe was the one for me when I looked through her wists!   :D
They're canvas pumps ;) and the word acrylic is all i needed to hear! :D
Thanks :D


wow that resin jewelry is fantastic :D that's another craft i wish i could learn :P


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on February 19, 2009 07:35:05 AM
Lovely jewelry and note cards, and a Xyron, oh my!

I use my little Xyron like that instead of glue when I have a lot of small object I need to affix. You just run them through there, and they are all ready to go on a nice strip of paper so nothing gets lost or blown away. It's a great little tool.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Windoverireland on February 20, 2009 04:54:04 PM
The Mario package was too cute! How retro! What a great job!

I love the resin - I haven't tried that - you did a wonderful job!

All the packages have been great! Nice job swappers!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SugarySweet on February 21, 2009 06:59:15 PM
I received a super fantastic package from rlynn today!! Get your Wist fingers ready, she is an awesome crafter!

She wrapped everything up and numbered them in an order to open.


A nice bag of buttons. I love buttons and these are so pretty.


A Strawberry needlebook! It's so cute. I'll use it in my embroidery kit.


A cute pincushion to keep next to my sewing machine! I needed this little cutie.


Look at these super cute buttons. They were in the tin. There's some lace and ribbon too. The orange buttons are a witch on a broom and they are soooo cute! I'll add them to flickr to see bigger.


Miss super cute poppet! She's so adorable and has flowers in her hair!


Thank you so much rlynn for picking me to craft for! One of my very favorite packages ever!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 21, 2009 08:36:04 PM
The poppet and buttons rock, but I am in love with that needlebook! ;D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldsheepbowl on February 22, 2009 10:25:27 AM
For some reason when i first heard people talking about poppets i thought they meant popples  ::) lol!
It's adorable!
And buttons are always fab :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on February 23, 2009 08:21:54 AM
I love that needlebook, too. What a great package, rlynn! You went above and beyond!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rlynn on February 23, 2009 08:30:49 AM
yay!  ;D  I'm glad that everything was well received.  It was too fun putting everything together! 


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SugarySweet on February 23, 2009 12:18:20 PM
I love that needlebook, too. What a great package, rlynn! You went above and beyond!

She did! It was an amazing packge!! I can't get over it!

Miss Poppet has been thinking about names, but nothing has stuck yet.  :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 23, 2009 09:19:14 PM
Wow! Terrific packages, everyone. I'm lovin' those Mario shoes - bring back the 80s! ;D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 05, 2009 05:30:15 PM
I love that strawberry needlebook! This is a great gallery so far -- I can't wait to see everyone else's packages!

I have sent to sunspotted, and hopefully she will be receiving sometime next week.  *crosses fingers*  And Asphalt Queen, I'll be working this weekend to finish yours up!  ;D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: myklia on March 05, 2009 06:15:27 PM
I received the most awesomest of awesome packages from rlynn today.  I got spoiled beyond rotten.  Unfortunately I can't post pictures tonight. :( :'(  Wait until you see everything.  I will try to post pictures no later than Saturday, but I should be able to do it tomorrow night.  rlynn totally rocks big time!!!! :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Persephone Hazard on March 06, 2009 05:17:40 AM
These are all great packages! I really hope someone chooses me, y'all are getting great loot [grin]


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: audio on March 06, 2009 01:17:43 PM
I recieved one half of my package from pjmclnj! Great, great, great, great things!!

First I got a craft Caddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Then an AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING Astronomy notebooks! gah!!!!!!!!! It's so great!


And two geeky ATCs. These are so much fun and very nice!



And a ton of great scrapbook paper!


thanks so much pjmclnj! It's all great! Can't wait for the second part!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: myklia on March 06, 2009 01:40:39 PM
I now have pictures of the beyond fantastic package I got from rlynn.  The pictures don't even begin to do the package justice.

The contents:


#1 buttons  :D  All I had were cheap walmart buttons and I really wanted some cool buttons. She way delivered.


#2 Pictures from an amusement park closed down for the winter.  I have a thing for Ferris wheels and old amusement parks.  These pictures are soo much cooler in person.  This is her first attempt at arty photos and I would say she definitely has a new talent.


#3 Robot box: So so cute and in my favorite colors. :D


#4 Jewelry: The set is japanese silk with resin over it.  The other earrings are embroidered Ferris wheel on felt.  I really love them both.



Now if only someone could have been in the room when I opened #5.  OH MY GOD(SH)!!!!!!!!!!!  I got fab roving from Silver Sun Fibers (is that the same as Silver Sun Alpacas?  If so, that is who I ordered my first drop spindle kit from).  The picture totally doesn't even begin to show the beauty of this roving.  It is the most beautiful gorgeous roving in the world (I'm totally not kidding).  More fab roving from Fiber Optic Yarns, who I have also ordered from before and her stuff is a dream to spin.  rlynn is not a yarn crafter, but picked up the orange and blue balls of Sugar n Cream not knowing that I am a dishcloth knitting (and soon to be crochet) fanatic and this is the yarn I use for that.



This is like the contents of 2 or 3 swap packages.  I got totally spoiled.  Thank you so so much rlynn.  You couldn't have done better if you tried.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: elociNNicole on March 06, 2009 01:45:25 PM
I am totally drooling over that roving.

What a fantastic package!!!

I LOVE the little robot!  I.love.robot. (in my best robot voice.)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rlynn on March 06, 2009 01:55:24 PM
I do believe that is the same as Silver Sun Alpacas...how funny I had no idea of course that you had shopped from them before.  I just saw the fire and ice roving and fell in love with the combo of colors and really thought you might enjoy it as well.  : )  I did know that you had ordered from Fiber Optics before from post stalking you.  : )

I typically do jewelry but ventured out into different materials for these so it was an adventure and a challenge for me.   Glad you liked everything...it was a lot of fun putting the package together. 


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: cclewis05 on March 06, 2009 01:58:23 PM
Wowsa! those Packages are freakin awesome! I really love those ferris wheel pictures I too have like a drooling face over them but i won't get on one. lol I take tons of pictures of them everytime I go to the fair. That plus the swings! lol That notebook is Wonderful. I would not even want to write in it. ;D way to go you guys!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on March 06, 2009 01:59:16 PM
pjmclnj and rlynn, those are both outstanding packages! You two rock today.  :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 06, 2009 02:13:10 PM
Those are both terrific packages! I love the craft caddy thingie - I think I need one of those. And those amusement park photos rock! Nice work, guys!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: myklia on March 06, 2009 02:15:09 PM
You did fantastic stalking rlynn.

Wowsa! those Packages are freakin awesome! I really love those ferris wheel pictures I too have like a drooling face over them but i won't get on one. lol I take tons of pictures of them everytime I go to the fair. That plus the swings! lol That notebook is Wonderful. I would not even want to write in it. ;D way to go you guys!

I also love to ride in Ferris wheels.  A little scary (at least the one in Chicago because it is so tall), but I still love it.  I want to go on the London Eye at some point and the Wonder Wheel in Coney Island (though doesn't quite seem like your traditional Ferris Wheel :D).  

I agree about the notebook.  That craft caddy is really cool as well.



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Patti M on March 06, 2009 02:22:36 PM
So glad you liked your main package Audio-Astro. I am especially glad you liked the notebook, as that I copied off your wist list. The note book came with the gold dotted cover but I had to figure out the way to make it an "Astronomy" book like the one you wanted, the ribbon ties I added because the handmade paper covers were always opening- so I figured the ribbon closure would help there. As to the craft caddie- I liked it so much when it arrived from Joanns.com- that I went and ordered one for MYSELF!
Patti M


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 06, 2009 05:59:13 PM
That is a nice craft caddy. 

Love the artsy shots, the colors really pop!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: psyche on March 07, 2009 01:05:16 PM
Two great packages! Love the colour on that fiber.

And I can't pick a favourite of the package from pjmlcnj (I probably got some letters wrong there) - craft caddy looks fabulously functional, the astronomy journal is lovely, and the geeky ATCs are cute!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 08, 2009 12:56:57 PM
The bartender/mad scientist ATC is great -- that cracked me up!

The amusement park photos are really cool.  Great subject matter and composition!

I'm loving all these fibers too!  *wipes drool off of keyboard*  So many batts, so little time! :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Persephone Hazard on March 08, 2009 01:22:54 PM
Mmmm, fibers... *nom*


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: pinokeeo on March 09, 2009 07:30:10 AM
Ooooo.  I love the craft caddy, and the Japanese jewelry.  Everything in the two packages is amazing.  Great job.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: sunspotted on March 09, 2009 01:35:31 PM
Alrighty, I received today from Sonjaboo.  I apologize for the quality of the photos (my weirdo eye inflammation is still messing with my depth perception and general focusing abilities, plus I suck at photography).  I do not apologize for the number and size of photos.  Sonjaboo sent a fabulous package and I couldn't leave anything out and/or subject the lovely items to tiny little thumbnail photos.  So prepare yourselves for lots of pics.  Dialup people, I apologize.

First up.  What's this?  She sent me a HD DVD player?  Wow how generous.  OK, really I just wanted to show the very cute cat tape everything was sealed up with.


Sonjaboo and I bonded over our love of Nancy Drew and Sleepover Friends, so all the gifts have these adorable tags that she made.  So cute!!!


Drop spindle, roving and directions!  I can't believe I am finally going to learn to spin!  I am beyond excited.  I have actual time off coming up next week and now I definitely know what I will be doing!  And look at the colours on the roving.  It's absolutely gorgeous, all sunset colours with cool green, so pretty.  Can't wait to play with this.


Next out of the box was "Mod Podge and You", a folder containing supplies and directions for someone who hadn't even heard of Mod Podge about 6 months ago (why yes I do live under a rock).  The idea is fascinating.  I can't wait to start slopping glue everywhere. 



Next she made me a journal, based on my wist with buttons.  I love it.  It's so pretty I don't think I'll be able to use it.

My favourite paper and the bookmarks she included.


Nope, not even close to done.  Fabric, buttons, beads, thread cutter pendant and a recipe for Peach Muffins that makes me realize I haven't eaten lunch yet.  Yum..  Oh and the boxes holding the buttons and beads are for practicing my soon-to-be-mad mod podging skillz.  Yay.


To cap things off, Sonjaboo made me this adorable little kitty chapstick holder from my wists.  He's terribly cute and made from my favourite coloured cotton (seriously, I buy that colourway by the case) and she included some chapstick for him to hold.  As god is my witness, never again, will my chapstick roll off my nightstand in the middle of the night, forcing me to wake up and search blindly and grumpily under my bed for said chapstick, usually finding only dust bunnies and therefore forced to decide between horrible chapped lips or a 3 a.m. search through the entire house for another chapstick.  My lips thank you. 


All in all, a superior package that has truly made my day, week and possibly month (we'll see how St. Patrick's Day goes, that might top this, but I doubt it).  Thank you so much Sonjaboo.  I love everything.  It (and you) are AWESOME!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: psyche on March 09, 2009 01:43:26 PM
Cool Mod Podge kit :D And I do love that apple fabric! (I think I have some of my own too :) )


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: cclewis05 on March 09, 2009 01:54:26 PM
Wowie! You got all kinds of fun stuff! I am excited for you. lol Awesome package!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on March 09, 2009 02:05:29 PM
sunspotted, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed your post with your descriptions of your items.  :D

What a great package, SonjaBoo! I believe I might be jealous. How does that cat hold the chapstick? Is there a hole in its poor little head?


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: sunspotted on March 09, 2009 02:17:51 PM
What a great package, SonjaBoo! I believe I might be jealous. How does that cat hold the chapstick? Is there a hole in its poor little head?

Not exactly....



Note to self, black kitty on black duvet doesn't exactly work as an artistic backdrop.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: lafemmefatale on March 09, 2009 02:19:09 PM
haha!  Everyone's packages are so great!  I can't wait to receive mine!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: elociNNicole on March 09, 2009 02:23:24 PM
hahahhahaha....

ummm... kitty makin love to the chapstick.... nice.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Patti M on March 09, 2009 03:20:48 PM
Great package- good luck with the Mod Podge! Soon you'll be slopping glue with the rest of us!! I LOVE the Nancy Drew tags- so cool. Enjoy! ;D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 09, 2009 06:33:31 PM
Hooray!  It made it!  I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed your package sunspotted! I had so much fun crafting for you!

I have to say, the cat was not my original idea.  Sunspotted had it on her wists, so I thought I'd give my first attempt at amigurumi a go -- though mine is slightly plumper than I had intended.  ::)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 09, 2009 08:09:55 PM
gosh, so many great things!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 19, 2009 05:56:19 PM
Have there been any new senders lately? I had to dig to find this gallery again!  I will be sending to AsphaltQueen very soon but was wondering how everyone else is doing. ;D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beckashell on March 19, 2009 06:39:58 PM
Have there been any new senders lately? I had to dig to find this gallery again!  I will be sending to AsphaltQueen very soon but was wondering how everyone else is doing. ;D

Snedouts aren't till the end of April so it might be a while before we get more pictures. Fingers crossed though!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: koalascout on March 20, 2009 05:22:51 PM
everything is neat


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldsheepbowl on March 21, 2009 10:22:14 AM
well hopefully i'll be sending shortly, but i'm using the time to get everything perfect! :)
and i've had a few life hiccups :(

It's great to see so much amazing stuff being sent! I hope mine can live up to the standards set by everyone who's sent already!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Tero on March 24, 2009 06:45:57 PM
OH MY GOSH !!! Hold on for a ton of pictures folks, not because I am camera crazy but because I had to take a ton to get everything in.
I got my package from raina.storms yesterday. She said she was sending a ton of paper......ummm she meant what she said.
Mind you the island that this stuff is laid out on is about 5 feet by 3 feet. I give you the best paper swap package EVAR !!



I couldn't believe it. AND there are so many tiny uber cool things in this pile that you cant even see in the big picture.


Beautiful Asian papers, things from China, Korea and I think Japan. There are papers and book pages written in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Dutch just to name a few it is crazy !!



LOVE these beautiful faces, cant wait to start using these beauties..


There are tiny cards in Spanish in here and stamps from all over and parts of travel brochures from all over the world...

A really beautiful hand made journal and a really pretty photo album...


GREAT pictures and papers of every color, texture, size and shape


There are stickers and stationary but by far my favorite thing in the whole box was....


I love this bracelet, it actually fits me, which is always a wonderful suprise but I LOVE the colors and the look of it. I am not sure how she made it but it really is beautiful. The detail in every tiny bit of it is wonderful and it has the prettiest blue glass beads in every loop of it.
There are even more pictures of the coolness in my gallery if you want to see the rest of the pictures. I just cant list them all. It was truly overwhelming.
Raina, this might be the best swap package I have ever gotten, thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It just has made my week !!
Much peace to you and yours !!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SugarySweet on March 24, 2009 07:10:14 PM
Wow!! That is an amazing amount of paper fun!

So very many cute things there!


Everything everyone has sent/made is been wonderful to see.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: kevsbabe29 on March 24, 2009 08:46:55 PM
hey tero great package I wanted to go see more so I clicked on your name and can't find your gallery I am still learning some of the ropes can you tell me how I can see your pics thanks


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 24, 2009 10:30:08 PM
Wow!  Awesome papers!  El Mullet cracks me up :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beadedbyamy on March 25, 2009 04:49:21 AM
whoooooa that's a lot of paper! :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on March 25, 2009 06:41:13 AM
I am trying rather unsuccessfully to not covet that paper haul.  :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Tero on March 28, 2009 09:44:01 AM
hey tero great package I wanted to go see more so I clicked on your name and can't find your gallery I am still learning some of the ropes can you tell me how I can see your pics thanks


I am not the most computer or craftster savy folk in the work either. Maybe Sapphire can jump in here and help us out. She seems to know quite a bit about just about anything with computer kind of things.  ;) She's the go to gal. hee hee

Here is the link the best that I can guess..

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=124569

If that doesn't get ya there we have to wait for Sapphire to jump in here and teach us. :) Maybe someone can teach me how to respond to a quote without sticking myself in it. :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 28, 2009 11:25:05 AM
I want to jump through my screen and steal all that paper!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: pinokeeo on March 28, 2009 12:42:31 PM
hey tero great package I wanted to go see more so I clicked on your name and can't find your gallery I am still learning some of the ropes can you tell me how I can see your pics thanks


I am not the most computer or craftster savy folk in the work either. Maybe Sapphire can jump in here and help us out. She seems to know quite a bit about just about anything with computer kind of things.  ;) She's the go to gal. hee hee

Here is the link the best that I can guess..

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=124569

If that doesn't get ya there we have to wait for Sapphire to jump in here and teach us. :) Maybe someone can teach me how to respond to a quote without sticking myself in it. :)

Well, it looks to me like you've got the quote thing right.  Everything is ok the way you posted.  The only thing you have to remember is to have a start quote and an end quote.  Then just type outside of the end quote.

As for your gallery link, it works just fine as well.  Sometimes the best way to learn is just to jump in and try things.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 28, 2009 05:14:02 PM
So much papery goodness!!! :o  You are going to have a lot of fun with all that loot! :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: kevsbabe29 on March 28, 2009 07:19:19 PM
Thanks Tero and Pinkeeo I love those pic's


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 08, 2009 07:16:30 PM
I received an absolutely amazing package from SonjaBoo today! Get your wisting fingers ready, ladies!

This is the wonderful box that greeted me this afternoon. Yep, that's bacon tape! ;D
(http://s146.photobucket.com/albums/r268/hayhoeam/?action=view&current=DSCF4013.jpg)

The first thing I saw was this adorable notecard and cute gnome tag. (I love gnomes!!!)
(http://s146.photobucket.com/albums/r268/hayhoeam/?action=view&current=DSCF4014.jpg)

Then I came across this lovely bouquet of fabric flowers. They are straight off my wist and I love them!
(http://s146.photobucket.com/albums/r268/hayhoeam/?action=view&current=DSCF4015.jpg)

And here is their new home on our entertainment center. I need to take the time to fluff them up a little, but they look perfect there, no?


SonjaBoo also crafted up some cute inchies for me and put them in a cool Chinese envelope (that will definitely be used in some altered art in the future). My faves are the cookie monster, Detroit map and the smurf. ;)


The next thing I opened is one of my favorites of this package. It's a mini-Snort! (see my avatar for the real Snort) I've been wanting a needle-felted beagle for so, so long and I can't believe I finally have one! And check out the accessories! A toy ball, leash, bone and... poo! Too frickin' adorable!!!


And the mini-Snort not only looks amazingly like the real Snort, but is also Snort-approved. ;)  SonjaBoo, you did an amazing job on this, seriously.


So, that's it, right? Nope, not even close. Better put up your feet and relax...

Next up is a really cool soldered glass necklace. I love the stamp you choose, SonjaBoo. It's so cool!


And then, I opened up this super-cool, super-funky necklace. I LOVE IT!!! I think you can tell in the photos, but it's made of felted beads wrapped with a zipper. AWESOME!!! I'm just hoping I have enough style and flair to pull this one off. ;D


SonjaBoo also included a cute container of random jewelry and metal goodies that are just perfect for my jewelry making. I love it all, but there's a super cute camera charm, clock charm, antique key, rhinestone brooch and vintage blue flower that I just adore!


And, last, but certainly not least, a recipe box! And yes, ladies, it's made with kitschy, happy-homemaker-with-a-twist graphics!!! Seriously, I have wanting this for years. I was almost to the point that I was going to make it for myself. But I am so glad I didn't since SonjaBoo's is so much cooler than anything I would have done. Check out the amazing work! (It is so much more vibrant and colorful in person, my photos are crappy because it was a cloudy day today.)


And here are a couple of the uber-cute dividers!


Thank you so, so much for such an amazing swap package, SonjaBoo! I am thoroughly and utterly floored by your generosity. YOU ROCKED THIS SWAP!!! ;D




Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: elociNNicole on April 08, 2009 07:23:57 PM
WOW!  That is a great package!  Love your needle felted doggy.  And to send you some poo?!?  Priceless.   :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on April 08, 2009 07:48:59 PM
Such a cute little beagle!  He looks quite ashamed of leaving little poo-bits about.  :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: jungrrl on April 08, 2009 08:08:37 PM
Lovvvvvve that necklace!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SugarySweet on April 08, 2009 08:59:54 PM
AsphaltQueen, that is a fantastic package!!

I love the little doggy! hmmm that's poo? I thought it was treats.  :o


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on April 09, 2009 04:33:04 AM
YAYYYY!  I am so thrilled that you enjoyed everything!  (And that Snort approves of her little buddy!)  I thought a Snort playset would be fun -- every dog needs a toy, leash and treat!  (And they certainly produced enough poo! lol)

And just to reiterarte -- the flowers and necklace were inspired by items on AsphaltQueen's wists -- so props where props are due.  ;)

My day is made knowing that you liked everything!  Thanks for letting me craft for you!

And a super duper thank you to whoever had the idea to do a second chance swap -- it feels wonderful to be back.  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on April 09, 2009 07:49:57 AM
Dang, Sonjaboo, you are back with a vengeance! Wowza!

That necklace is so cool, and I love, love, love the felted pup! You did a wonderful job with this package. AsphaltQueen, you really lucked out!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: psoupdesigns on April 09, 2009 07:39:53 PM
OMG that is a great package! where did you get that bacon tape? it cracked me up  ;D  and the felted dog with poo is so cute!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: psyche on April 10, 2009 05:51:03 AM
Oh man, I love that felted beagle! And I have now decided that my next big wish will be a felted Puddin' Pie. (That would be my large tabby)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on April 11, 2009 10:53:19 AM
I don't know how I missed the gallery!!  Everything is beautiful!  It's so nice to 'see' so many happy receivers! :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: meowari on April 22, 2009 09:10:36 PM
I'm sending out tomorrow!
I had a few disasters, but finally worked through them to get (what I hope is) a nice package together...


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: GingaNic on April 25, 2009 10:48:55 PM
Since my parcel is taking an age (Sorry Cya I used the cheapest shipping method to save some coins!) I thought I'd shove some teasers on here :D





"Can you tell what it is yet?"  ;)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Windoverireland on April 27, 2009 09:11:00 PM
I received the most beautiful package from BattleMaiden! She made jewelry galore and numerous other goodies! I will post pics tomorrow after work! Wait till you see!!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: butofcourse on April 28, 2009 11:29:45 AM
yay! everything is so great!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on April 28, 2009 01:29:18 PM
I recieved from Megnificent today.  It was a wonderful suprize because I forgot about this swap until today.  She sent me the most beautiful Japanese pillow cases!!!!  Oh, Im a total Japanese freak, I love all things Japanese so these pillow cases are PERFECT for me!  And theres two so hubby gets one for his pillow as well.  ;D  Then, she sent me some fimo clay which I needed to make fimo donuts & sweets.  And lastly, she sent me a pretty journal.  Domo Arigatou Megnificent!!!  I love my package!   ;D



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beckashell on April 28, 2009 05:18:00 PM
lucky you! the pilllowcases look so pretty!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: barbolot on April 28, 2009 05:55:34 PM
Ooooooo... gorgeous pillowcases!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on April 28, 2009 06:49:25 PM
Ooh, those are lovely -- I particularly like the fabric of the one on the right!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on April 29, 2009 07:23:57 AM
I got my package from cataplum today! It was the perfect thing to get on day being sick and all tired.

I had asked for a new cover for my cubic IKEA stool, and cataplum made this one from a wonderful fabric. I am using it right now as a little crafting table next to my sofa, it's very beautiful.


A wallet with lots of compartments and a velcro-closed pocket. I have been eyeing at wallet tutorials for a long time, but haven't had the courage yet to make one, so this was very welcome. 


And this is my favourite piece: The pacman tote! I know that I have driven cataplum into a bad pacman phobia by this project :) But I really love my new crafting tote! Look, it has a labyrinth:


and a better shot for colors:


Thank you, cataplum, I love everything!

I also want to say that cataplum is a fun swap partneré and she was tailoring everything to my wishes, even sent me pictures of fabrics to choose from, and stuck to the pac man idea through all trouble, even after I felt a pang of mercy and offered to relieve her from the idea :) :)



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Windoverireland on April 29, 2009 04:34:08 PM
Ah prepare to be awed - the wonderful BattleMaiden has sent the most spectacular package - without further ado:



One of her prints - I love the "Bewitched" look to it! My fav of all her prints - her skills are fantastic!



a gypsy print! It's so me!!



3 prints she made into bookmarks! I'm never without a book of three so this is perfect!



another print made into a mirror - I'll so enjoy this in my purse! And the quote is so apropos!





these two prints were made into pins! They'll look awesome on my school bag!



turquoise earrings and the beads have teeny chinese characters on them

purple and clear earrings! I never have enough and I absolutely love to receive jewelry!!




A necklace and closeup of the medallion - it's a blend of warm reddishorange and green - I'm already looking for the perfect outfit to wear it with!


a bracelet in browns and golds! Matches a huge hunk of my wardrobe!



the most beautiful mass of blues and silver wire! I'm not sure what to use it for - but it's not leaving my sight!


a small beaded bag - I'm charging it and carrying my cleansing stones in it!



some coloring pages from her very own illustrated fairy tales adult coloring book ! I'm so honored!

I cannot say thank you enough! So far and beyond anything I expected! Karma satisfied and then some!

Blessed Be and may the Goddess shine her light upon you!
windoverireland



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on April 29, 2009 05:05:51 PM
Wow, Battlemaidenstudio. You sent such lovely things! I especially love the jewelry.  :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beadedbyamy on April 29, 2009 06:05:31 PM
I got SOOOO spoiled by kluckingbear!

The first thing I saw when I opened my package made me so so very happy! She sent me BEAUTIFUL etched wine glasses. They're clear with little frosty flowers swirling around. They are so so so pretty, and I tried really hard to get a decent picture, but was completely unsuccessful. The glass is too shiny! All I got was glare. :( Kluckingbear, if you have pics, please post them. They're PERFECT. Now when my mom and her boyfriend come to visit this summer, I'll have enough glasses (4) for all of us and my boyfriend to have wine together! Thanks SO much!

Next, I found these adorable little crochet balls filled with catnip for my kitties. I immediately tossed on at my older kitty, who is CRAZY for catnip, and sure enough, she went nuts!

Kitty approved!


I also got this gorgeous reusable shopping bag! It's sooo perfect for me! The mix of patterns with all those earthy tones... I would have picked this out for myself if I'd seen it at a store. I love the matching patchwork on the handle.


Think that's plenty? There's more!  She sent me a cool pendant making kit with everything I need to make 4 glass pendants! I'm so excited! There was also this neat little box... filled with buttons (and more buttons, and more buttons)!



Annnnnd... beads! Lots and lots of them! My favorite are some silver-lined light green beads (in the middle) that are BEGGING me to use them for something magical.


Did I get spoiled or what?

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH KLUCKING BEAR!!!!!! :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beckashell on April 29, 2009 06:47:46 PM
wow. what an awesome surprise! The little balls are so cute! I'm not sure i'd be willing to share with my cat :P

This needs to become a actual swap - not just for 2nd chances! People post lists. Someone claims you, although you don't know who or what they've claimed and then one day you get an awesome surprise in the mail! :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on April 29, 2009 10:36:31 PM
Love the prints, very nice. ;)

Bags and I have a thing, I am addicted!  Kitteh looks estatic! :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on April 30, 2009 05:15:41 AM
Ooh!  What gorgeous items!  I really love the IKEA footstool cover -- I wouldn't even begin to be able to do that.  And the wallet and Pacman bag are adorable!  Why is Pacman so fun?  The game was infuriating to me, but I love anything with Pacman on it!

The prints and jewelry are all amazing -- is that beaded bag hand made?  If so, mad props to BattleMaiden! (And your illustration skills are just incredible.)

I love the shopping bag made by kluckingbear -- and am deeply envious of all those gorgeous buttons!  Sonja saw the catnip toys and was deeply envious of those.   ::) I need to try to make some for her I think!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on April 30, 2009 06:33:43 AM
Wonderful package, kluckingbear!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: lafemmefatale on April 30, 2009 08:14:16 PM
I received an AWESOME package from stereoette.  So fantastic in fact that I could not do it justice until my last FINAL for the next couple years was done!  My masters certificate final has been mailed out and I am officially drinking wine and relaxing.  And am taking pictures as I type (ok, not as I type but in a minute!) expect awesomeness.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: littlebiskit on May 01, 2009 08:49:37 PM
LookieLookie!  I got a lovely package from charmling yesterday.  In it were two pair of bamboo knitting needles (which is PERFECT timing, since I was just relearing how to knit last weekend!) and 4 packs of polymer clay.  But the most exciting thing?

SOCKS!

Look at these fantastic, colorful, COMFORTABLE socks, and tell me you're not jealous!


I know you're jealous, I would be.

And I can't believe they FIT!  I have GINORMOUS feet!

Have I used the caps and exclamation points enough in this post?  I'm just so excited!  Thanks so much, charmling!   And thanks racky and craftster for the opportunity to help someone out by receiving fantasticrafts!

I look forward to seeing you in some swaps, charmling!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: sunspotted on May 01, 2009 09:28:46 PM
Those are gorgeous socks!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: elociNNicole on May 01, 2009 09:44:19 PM
WOOT!  Handknit socks are fabulous!  And I like exclamation points too!




Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: GrannysAnnie on May 01, 2009 10:56:30 PM
I received a package today from the WONDERFUL Goldsheepbowl!!  She read my tastes to a complete T, and I love everything she sent me!  I feel completely spoiled  :D

She sent three amazing drawings/paintings of Lock, Shock, and Barrel!  I'm thinking of framing them and putting them on my living room wall.



Then the most AWESOME painting of Jack Skellington!!!  It is absolutely perfect - the colors, the style, and the sweet star-of-David-esque paper she used!  It actually matches the blue and gray color scheme of my living room  ;D



Next up were two pendants/necklaces.  She salvaged the green one from another necklace, and the gold one is Dean's amulet from Supernatural!  How cool is that?!



Then I got three, yes THREE pairs of earrings  :D  I can never have enough earrings!  The Alice in Wonderland ones look like they're made from shrink plastic (correct me if I'm wrong, Goldsheepbowl).  The pie earrings are apple with gruyere baked into the crust - Pushing Daisies, anyone?  I was so tickled by those. 
And the magenta ones also seem inspired by the PD Aunts.  What a great show - I wish it was still on...



Oh yes, there's MORE... She sent me her very first completed crochet project, a cute little owl pincushion.  I can't believe this is her first crochet project - the stitches are so tight and perfect.  I love it!



So here's the whole lot - including a Moomin cookie cutter (so cute!)



Ahhh!  How could I forget?!  She also sent me a pie magnet ala Pushing Daisies  :D  I got so excited when I saw it that I immediately put it on the fridge.  So here it is in its new home:




THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, GOLDSHEEPBOWL!  You're an awesome swapper!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldsheepbowl on May 02, 2009 05:19:31 AM
Yey i'm so glad the Jack Skellington painting fits your colour scheme!!!!!
And i'm glad the package got to you so quickly!!!
it is shrink plastic, which is why there's a bump in her apron :( i must have baked it a little long, whoops!  :o

phew!!!!! i had major swap anxiety  when i saw how good everyone elses packages were, so i'm so relieved you loved it!

yeh I started to crochet a hat as practise but i only did about 10 or so rows of stitches :P so it's the first thing i ever completed. I've made another different one for my boyfriend, and i've saved lots of free cute crochet patterns, because amigurumi style stuff is what i'm learning for  ;D

phew!!!! so relieved :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on May 02, 2009 05:52:50 AM
littlebiskit, you are correct. I AM jealous of the socks. Those are gorgeous, charmling!

Goldsheepbowl, that's such a fun Nightmare before Christmas package. Great job!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: BananaAmbush on May 02, 2009 12:02:02 PM
Hooray, I received from RawrBoogers today! I'm not actually at home right now, but I'm leaving college in a week so I'll get to see it all in real life! Here are the pictures, though:

Grungetastic shirt:



Ziggy Stardust tote (!!) and squid and octopus book cover:



Squid necklace, rose shrinky dink charm, nail polish, and candy:



Yay! It looks awesome from the pictures...I can't wait to see it in real life! Thanks so much!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: murbeck on May 02, 2009 04:31:11 PM
Hello  :)  I received a wonderful package from Cayce today.

Everything at a glace: A drawstring pouch with something in it as well as a book cover with a book in it (more on those inards in a minute  ;)) and a calorimetry all the way to the right with the rest of the oh-so-soft and gorgeous yarn to it's left...


the book is The Princess Bride, straight from my amazon wish list!!!  I LOVE THIS MOVIE and have been wanting to read the book!  There was also a bookmooch bookmark, because we were in the Rnd 2 book lovers swap together and are both bookmoochers  :)  Oh and the bookmark is in the pocket sewn on the back of the cosy cover, so cool!


and finally, the contents in the pouch.  Geeks Unite!!!!!  D&D dice set!  I can't believe I never thought to make a pouch for my dice... I still use the little box they came in... well no more!  AND now I have a nice new lovely green set  ;D


Okay, so I don't know why my pics are showing up so tiny, so here are the links if you would like to see them better:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FkZ0bL7eDQGGHCQx8C6sbQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCPvI1LWo16n2lwE&feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cUgzkCv59xx0ZI_QUxj6zg?authkey=Gv1sRgCPvI1LWo16n2lwE&feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MlsVQTaVURN48OGBVjXliA?authkey=Gv1sRgCPvI1LWo16n2lwE&feat=directlink

Thank you so much Cayce, I love it all, it was such a thoughtful package!!!!  :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: pinkleo on May 03, 2009 04:32:59 PM
I have received the most wonderful goodies from butofcourse.  I feel so luck that she picked me to craft for, and I am thrilled she is back in the wonderful world of swaps!  Now, without further to do, my goodies....(due to my massive pic taking, I have included small pics that you can click to see a bigger view)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=245138) A Beautiful Journal!


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=245135) Handspun Yarn


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=245136) Gorgeous Knit Fingerless Mitts


A Lot of Fabulous Goodies: Group Shot


A closer look at those goodies.




(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=245195) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=245193) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=245192) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=245191)

Thank you so much butofcourse!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on May 03, 2009 04:41:49 PM
OK, I am officially coveting that package. Veeeery nice!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on May 03, 2009 04:51:27 PM
This gallery is really filling up!  Beautiful work!  Those fingerless gloves are gorgeous.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on May 03, 2009 05:13:01 PM
That bird drawstring bag is adorable!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 03, 2009 06:36:22 PM
Atellix sent me quite a fun package!  Part of the fun was opening it by candlelight since our power was out when we got home.  I was to excited to wait until daylight!  Forgive the horrible pics, the light wasn't so great today.  I'm just glad the power is back on so that I can share all the goodies!




Here are the Hairigami (that I am currently using), a scarf pin inspired by my wists (that I have decided also looks great in my hair, and a Cross-stitch Jedi Blessing that will probably be framed and put in my bedroom or bathroom ;D

An action shot of the Hairigami!  I have wanted one of these for awhile, but never could find one ::)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=245228)

A beautiful sculpture of Han Solo, which the Postal Pixies unfortunately wrecked their vengeance upon.  Fear not, for I will use the force (E6000) to set things right!  He is wonderfully detailed and even has a blaster. ;)



Finally, a Koi bag!  I love goldfish (who would have thought that with a name like mine!) and this tote is beautifully done, I can't wait for my next library trip ;D

Thanks Atellix!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: butofcourse on May 04, 2009 07:19:50 AM
yay!  glad you liked everything pinkleo!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on May 04, 2009 08:04:53 AM
Would you happen to have a picture of the koi bag to share?  Id love to see it!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: lafemmefatale on May 04, 2009 08:46:37 AM
So sorry I was unable to post pictures sooner than this.  I've logged over 40 hours worth of work in the past three days and before that was finishing up the final for my masters certificate (mailed on Thursday!)  But that just makes this giftie more special, like a present to be me for finishing up everything this semester that I have busted my butt for.  YAY!!!

Steroette did a fantastic job! Not only did she give me my biggest wish - a jewelry organizer,
She made it fabulous and filled it with jewelry!!!



A group shot of all of my smaller goodies together including some butterfly notecards.  Those copper tree of life bits are SO FANTASTIC! Can you believe that she made those?!


And a picture of me wearing my new necklace!


Thank you so much Stereoette! Everything is so perfect for me, in my favorite colors and everything.  You rock my socks off.  Welcome back to swapping!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: stereoette on May 04, 2009 06:38:45 PM
yay!! im so glad you liked everything! lemme tell ya, i'm never sewing with vinyl again!

here is a closeup of the trees of life: they are acid etched copper. i was really excited with how well they turned out.

yay! im so glad that lafemmefatale now gets to ENJOY these goodies after such a busy week!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: lafemmefatale on May 04, 2009 09:17:13 PM
Acid etched copper?!?!!?
They are so fantastic.  I need to figure out how to make them into jewelry for myself without ruining them.  I'm so scared cause I love them so much.
Seriously.  did they take forever?  Cause i want them for wedding favors one day.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 04, 2009 10:39:37 PM
Would you happen to have a picture of the koi bag to share?  Id love to see it!

 :-[ Sorry, I thought that picture was in there.  When I get back to my house, I will post one!  It is rockin'! :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on May 05, 2009 04:11:06 AM
The etched copper is gorgeous!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: GrannysAnnie on May 05, 2009 03:40:31 PM
AHHHH!!!!  So not only did I already receive a great package from Goldsheepbowl, BUT she sent me ANOTHER package which came today!  Inside was an incredible black and white striped purse/tote with flower pins!  I think she stalked my wists, because it's almost exactly like a purse I have on my list... except better because of the flowers.  Seriously, I love all the different patterns.  It's even lined with a black and white floral print that matches one of the flowers.  LOVE LOVE LOVE this purse!  ;D





A MILLION THANKS again to you, Goldsheepbowl!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 05, 2009 04:05:33 PM
WOW~! It's beautiful!
I need to find myself a WIST stalker... :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldsheepbowl on May 05, 2009 04:08:11 PM
;D yey! so glad you like it!
It's completely reversible if you feel like it too :D why i made the flowers pins ;)

thanks too becky ;D i'm a habitual wist stalker :P


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: GrannysAnnie on May 05, 2009 04:18:52 PM
No way!!!!  :o  I never thought about it being reversible!  How is it possible that I now love it more?  LOL  :D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 05, 2009 09:38:54 PM
Here is the painted koi bag, sorry that I forgot to add the pic last time.  Currently it is full of my swap wips. ;D



I really love it!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on May 06, 2009 03:12:28 AM
Yeah for koi!   ;D  Awesome bag!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on May 06, 2009 04:42:05 AM
People around here have some mad bag making skills!  I love the koi stencil -- and that black and white reversible is gorgeous!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Appaj00ce on May 06, 2009 09:48:40 PM
Everything looks so wonderful! I can't wait for my swap receiver to post her items! :D I'm quite proud of them myself haha. and it makes me soo happy that she loves them


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: meowari on May 07, 2009 05:07:14 AM
Everyone's stuff is so great! I wish my bags turned out as good as the ones that have been posted on here.
Now I'm nervous that my partner is going to be disappointed with what I sent...


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 07, 2009 05:59:54 AM
Everyone's stuff is so great! I wish my bags turned out as good as the ones that have been posted on here.
Now I'm nervous that my partner is going to be disappointed with what I sent...


I'm sure your partner will love whatever she gets! It's a free surprise in the mail! What could be better???!?!



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Appaj00ce on May 07, 2009 07:36:26 AM
Everyone's stuff is so great! I wish my bags turned out as good as the ones that have been posted on here.
Now I'm nervous that my partner is going to be disappointed with what I sent...

Aww don't worry about it. Your partner should be grateful s/he was chosen! And if there's any disappointment in the least then s/he's not a very good swapper. I'm excited to see the pictures!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Oyhana on May 07, 2009 07:49:56 AM
I love the purse granniesannie got from goldsheepbowl.  Great fabric, flower pins AND reversable...Very cool!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldsheepbowl on May 07, 2009 08:22:10 AM
awwww thanks for the nice comments guys!
the only hard part of making the tote was turning the straps right way round :P ;)
haha


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: GatsbyGirl on May 09, 2009 04:04:28 PM
Hey all. I feel so bad for my partner Meowari. She sent me this fabulous package that a) I was out of town when it arrived and b) when I got home my husband was in the clutches of bronchitis and I didn't have a chance to take pictures until today.

I hope you don't think I didn't like it, because I do, I really, really do. Here's the whole stash:



First off, the flapper pillow and painted tile are so great! As you can see the flapper pillow has joined my other embroidered pillows on the guest bed in my craft room. Love it! I'm going to take the tile in and hang it at my office.



Even though I've lived in LA for nearly a decade, I still love and adore Texas. My husband saw this scarf and asked that I make it into a pillow instantly.



Pendants and pins and a jar of whimsies. Whee!



A nice large piece of this very pretty vintage fabric. It just may get made into a top for summer.



Not only do I have a pink scooter. I hae a Buddy. So this card and keychain were dead on.



Finally, a piece of poo courtesy of her dad. Ha! I had a lot of fun photographing it on the white bedspread. I almost pulled a prank and blamed it on the cat.

Thank you so much Meowari. You went above and beyond. I love it all and am SO sorry it took me so long to post.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: meowari on May 09, 2009 06:17:31 PM
Yay!  ;D I was worried from the beginning that you wouldn't like the stuff I sent, and then I saw everyone else's super packages...
Oy vey, was I scared! :o
I'm very relieved that you liked everything!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on May 09, 2009 06:19:11 PM
meowari, you sent such beautiful things!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on May 09, 2009 07:45:19 PM
Oh my gosh, I am so loving all of these packages. I must admit, I'm a little jealous I didn't get chosen, but I'm excited that so many people are back in the swapping pool. Maybe I'll get to be partnered with one of you in the future!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: meowari on May 09, 2009 07:53:22 PM
Thanks again for all of the positive response everyone has given us, and thanks for letting us redeem ourselves.
I'm a little nervous about joining in a swap again, though. I've been eying the Chunky Pages Swap Round 3 for a week now, but I'm scared to sign up...


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 09, 2009 10:50:28 PM
Wonderful package!  The embroidery works well with your other pillows. :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: zuliblu on May 10, 2009 06:39:54 AM
I received from kaymkay yesterday and here is the package:

I really wanted a crochet hook roll an I got it, I love it the personalization is amazing.  Also, the whole thing is hand sewn, check it out:

And here is everything all together, Crochet hook roll, soaps, cute pincushion, napkin rings? and bead embellished box.


Also, the other day I received this amazing floral checkbook cover from a seller on Etsy.  I seriously thought I was going crazy because I couldn't;t remember ordering it but it is totally something I would order.  I found out today that kaymkay sent me that adorable Etsy surprise, what a sweetheart!!  I will add a pic of it later today.

Thank you Kaymkay for everything, your the best!!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Slingmomma on May 10, 2009 10:09:36 AM
There is some amazing things in this gallery! I have been trying for a few days to look through jsut all the pictures and it finally worked today! I am quite excited to see what other creative things you swappers will make in the future! This gallery is fantastic!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 12, 2009 10:18:02 AM
Hi all!  I received a wonderful package from iloveoctopus, and these pics are way overdue!  She sent me loads of great stuff!

First, a whimsy jar!  The jar is awesome, and all the little goodies in it are amazing!  I've already sorted out the contents and put them away for future use!



Some delish smelling bath salts.  They make the water smell like cherry snowcones, and they make it pretty pink!



Fab Alice in Wonderland magnets!  Had some trouble getting a good pic, but they're amazing!



Gorgeous care bear hook roll.  I love care bears and collect them, so yay!  Also, I've decided to teach myself to knit, so this is perfect for my new knitting stuff!


Wonderful scarves!  They're so soft and pretty!



The most beautiful Alice in Wonderland box.  The pics are amazing!



Thanks so much iloveoctopus!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldsheepbowl on May 12, 2009 01:53:09 PM
What exactly is a jar of whimsies? I dont feel stupid asking here ;)
is it just like the fill-a-matchbox supply swap in contents where you just fill it with cute small supplies for varied crafts? like buttons trims beads etc? ;D

edit: and the package is awesome ;) i love the care bears roll!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on May 12, 2009 02:21:54 PM
That's exactly what it is, goldsheepbowl. It can be filled with buttons and trims, but also with little toys, game pieces, and just things that are fun to look at.  :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: iloveoctopus on May 12, 2009 03:36:55 PM
yay! i'm so glad you liked everything!!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 12, 2009 03:58:15 PM
wow. i am wishing that package had gotten lost and ended up at my house!! *wisted*


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: barbolot on May 12, 2009 08:27:04 PM
I'm such a lucky lady, as Appaj00ce chose me for this swap!  I am a HUUUUGE fan of The Office, and check out the most fabulous stenciled shirt she made me:


I freakin' love it.

She also made me a cute reversible coffee cozy, and a very cute, very unique needlebook....


This needlebook is awesome!  Love all the pages.  And it's my first and only needlebook. :)

 
Thanks so much, Appaj00ce, for choosing me!  Welcome back to the world of swapping!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Appaj00ce on May 13, 2009 10:17:35 AM
I'm so glad you like it! I still feel really bad that the paint smudged :(


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Slingmomma on May 13, 2009 11:21:37 AM
Cute little needle book! And I totally love the jar of whimsies!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: beckashell on May 13, 2009 04:13:45 PM
awesome tshirt!!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 13, 2009 09:06:29 PM
Ive received my package from Megnificent
Heres a pic of the goodies!



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on May 14, 2009 06:18:34 AM
A cover button kit?!  Thats the neatest little thing!  I totally want one now!   ;D


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 14, 2009 09:59:46 AM
I used it within minutes of opening the package, it was sooo easy, I neeeed more haha


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: elociNNicole on May 23, 2009 01:39:30 PM
All I can say is "WOW"!  I received my package from greatlonggone today and I am still giddy and smiley about it.  She really spent a lot of time on these items! 

A lovely knit scarf with reversible cables.  It is so soft!  (And I am obsessed with cables!!)


A gray cabled hat.  LOVE it! 


An adorable faux bois pin cushion.  Love it so much!  It looks like a stump.  See all of the grain lines?  All of that is hand stitched!  amazing!


A cute little owl patch:


Something that was completely inspired by something on my wist!  This looks soooo much like the one on my wist!  I love the way they match up, the color swirls and the sharpness of the lines.  Bravo!


And I don't know if the tree paintings are my favorite or this next item which totally knocked my socks off!  (yep, I said it!!  :D :D :D)

Hand. Knit. Socks.
LOVE these soooo much!  These are my first pair!  I have never made them or received them before!  I really do love them and they fit absolutely perfectly.   


Thank You again, greatlonggone.  For picking me and for crafting such an amazing package for me!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on May 23, 2009 03:03:56 PM
Wow! What a lot of knitty goodness!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Slingmomma on May 23, 2009 03:39:53 PM
Holy cow that is one fantactic package! So much knitted goodness!  am seriously jealous of those socks!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: meowari on May 24, 2009 06:25:49 AM
What a great package! Everything is great, but I especially love the pin cushion and the scarf!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 24, 2009 09:57:03 AM
Love the knitted goodies, but the socks rock!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: animegirlie on May 24, 2009 11:55:06 AM
everything in the gallery has looked so nice! congrats on redeemed swappers and receivers!

This is a fabulous gallery!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on May 24, 2009 05:29:34 PM
I love the tree stump pin cushion -- that is just too cute!  And the knitted goodies are fabulous! My dream is to learn to do cables someday.  Someday. 


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: perlabella on May 26, 2009 10:51:50 AM
I received my package finally! Yay!! :) Thanks Megnificent!! Love the oven mitts!!



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 26, 2009 05:24:25 PM
Beautiful!  I would love the black fabric in turquoise ;)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: gavagai on May 27, 2009 01:18:38 AM
My package from NiinaMaria arrived. There is a stencilled t-shirt for my BF (who is a (part time) stay at home dad) and onesies for little Mika. I love the "stinky" one! By the way, Stinky is my favourite Moomin character.  :D Also buttons and snap on buttons. I could really use those. Thank you so much!



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: NiinaMaria on May 27, 2009 02:47:18 AM
Yay! I'm happy that you're happy with your package. And if someone is interested I used font called Pussycat from DaFont for the stenciled letters.



Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on May 27, 2009 02:26:09 PM
not sure how I didn't know about the gallery!  What great packages, I love the resin sparrow necklace and the star bracelet! I want to wist them but there were no detail pics :(  All the supplies were wonderful and I am totally jealous of the paper stash that tero received!  The Alice magnets and box were gorgeous.  I received a wonderful package from greatlonggone yesterday and will be posting pics tomorrow.

Niinamaria how do you get your letters so crisp?  What type of stencil do you use?


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: NiinaMaria on May 27, 2009 02:32:54 PM
one yesterday and will be posting pics tomorrow.

Niinamaria how do you get your letters so crisp?  What type of stencil do you use?

I've used various of techniques in the past but this time I used contact paper, (you know the sticky plastic usually used for covering school books). Even though there are tons of fine lines and holes, it actually was the easiest stencil job ever. I even prefer this technique over freezer paper.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on May 27, 2009 03:03:07 PM
one yesterday and will be posting pics tomorrow.

Niinamaria how do you get your letters so crisp?  What type of stencil do you use?

I've used various of techniques in the past but this time I used contact paper, (you know the sticky plastic usually used for covering school books). Even though there are tons of fine lines and holes, it actually was the easiest stencil job ever. I even prefer this technique over freezer paper.

That's what I usually use since I have never been able to find freezer paper!  Thanks also for the website where you found the font!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 27, 2009 03:24:30 PM
All the shirts are cute, but the stinky one is adorable!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Cya on May 28, 2009 07:23:04 AM
No, I have no idea!  :D
I love the colors though.
I'm so sorry I took ages to reply. School has been crazy but I'm done now, my last exam was today.

Since my parcel is taking an age (Sorry Cya I used the cheapest shipping method to save some coins!) I thought I'd shove some teasers on here :D

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/GingaNic/craft/DSC00947-1.jpg[/img]

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/GingaNic/craft/DSC00945.jpg[/img]

"Can you tell what it is yet?"  ;)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on May 28, 2009 08:47:11 AM
Here are the photos from the great package I received from greatlonggone.

here is a hat straight from my wists!


A side view of the wonderful rapunzal scarf, there was a smaller one too that my daughter stole!


Two super cute cupcake pouches, not sure what I want to fill them with yet....


Skully earrings!


cupcake magnets.  I love magnets!


The most awesome painted box inspired by my wists!



Thank you so much for picking me!!!! Welcome back to swapping greatlonggone!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 28, 2009 10:53:44 AM
Those cupcake pouches are so cute, such even stitching!  The sparrow is beautifullly done.  Great package! :)


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: Slingmomma on May 28, 2009 11:30:36 AM
Wow another fantastic package! You swappers are really blowing me away with the wonderful packages you are sending!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: rackycoo on May 28, 2009 12:32:12 PM
I love the cupcake pouches and the swallow box. Great work, greatlonggone!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on May 28, 2009 04:05:10 PM
Ooh, the sparrow is gorgeous!  Great work!


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: greatlonggone on May 28, 2009 07:03:59 PM
thanks for all the awesome comments. so glad that both my partners liked everything so much. i wish i had more time for swapping, but i am such a perfectionist that it takes me forever to finish everything, even without all of the complications of school, work, and other sporadic drama. i am so impressed with everything all you girls have made here, and hopefully, i will one day be able to contribute to the site a little more.


Title: Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on June 01, 2009 10:25:01 AM
Oh, I love the painted swallow box.  very cool. ;D