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Title: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sunspotted on April 08, 2009 01:00:21 PM
We have senders, so let's see some pictures.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 09, 2009 07:40:15 PM
I'm the first to post photos - yea!

I received an awesome package from QueenNinjaMonkey. She perused my wists and crafted me up some amazing wisty-inspired goodies!

First up is this really pretty necklace. I can't believe that is made out of the shrinky-dink material. If you hadn't told me, I never would have guessed. And she also tossed in some extra scrapbooking brads she had that look like vintage typewriter keys - too cool!


And then to protect the artwork she sent me, she made a cool drawstring bag out of some really soft flannel sheets. Very cool and I already have a knitting project in there for another swap. ;)


And, get your wisting fingers ready, a super-cool piece of owl artwork! I know the lighting for the photo is crappy, so unfortunately you can't see all the amazing details. The papers in the background are from a dictionary and look so cool with their layering. And the detail on the owl is really neat, I love the papers you choose, QNM. And the eyes are little buttons - too cute!


Thank you so, so much QNM! I love it all!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 10, 2009 06:59:36 AM
I'm so glad you liked everything! I had a lot of fun making the picture, think I might make one for myself.   :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 10, 2009 01:55:26 PM
ohhh AQ im jealous! that tree pendant is so cool and the owl picture is great! :D

well, i just received a box-o-goodies from Banga! She also claimed me at the very end of last round so i got double the awesomeness (see round 44 gallery for my hair clippies and combs! yay!)

EVERYTHING! black yarn, tea, fabric, 3 (yes 3) patterns, instructions on how to make a cool pincushion, SHARPIES!, and various other jewelry/sewing supplies!



the patterns (which i will need to learn how to use hehe)



close-up of some of the supplies:



And this thing! I'm not quite sure what it is but its so funny! I think its a monster that eats bad children. YAY!



THANKS BANGA! I love everything :D



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on April 10, 2009 02:26:37 PM
Claire313, that is so awesome!  You got a Krampus paper doll!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 10, 2009 02:27:01 PM
love that tree pendant! very cute  the owl pic is cool looking!
and thats ALOT of goodies you got from banga, claire! Great stuff!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 10, 2009 05:20:30 PM
Claire313, that is so awesome!  You got a Krampus paper doll!

WHOA thanks brokenporcelaindoll! i just wikipedia'd Krampus and HOW FUN! Krampus was the demon that tagged along with St. Nicholas to eat (or reprimand) the bad little children.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-Christian_Alpine_traditions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-Christian_Alpine_traditions)

This is my new favorite demon. hehe thank you, Banga, for the paper doll demon :D and brokenporcelaindoll, thanks for clearing that up!

beware of krampus!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 10, 2009 06:29:47 PM
I NEED a krampus doll! Maybe it will 'reprimand' my 5 bad little kids! lol


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on April 10, 2009 07:54:43 PM
I have that same apron pattern, claire!  Try the half apron before the full one - I never could get that one to fit correctly, and I fought way too much with the bias tape.  hee hee!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: missmuffcake on April 11, 2009 09:41:40 PM
claire313 sent me a really cool purse made mostly of recycled shirts, it even has a kitty patch & it's nice and roomy. It is already in use:


Plus she sent me a hair flower for my collection. Thanks so much, you made make sick-week better!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 12, 2009 10:19:35 AM
I have that same apron pattern, claire!  Try the half apron before the full one - I never could get that one to fit correctly, and I fought way too much with the bias tape.  hee hee!

haha thanks nicole, i'll have to keep that in mind! bias tape and i are currently mortal enemies so i try to avoid it as much as possible ;)

claire313 sent me a really cool purse made mostly of recycled shirts, it even has a kitty patch & it's nice and roomy. It is already in use
Plus she sent me a hair flower for my collection. Thanks so much, you made make sick-week better!


I'm so glad you liked everything, kendy! i made a matching hair clip for myself hehe :D



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 12, 2009 10:45:46 AM
I have that same apron pattern, claire!  Try the half apron before the full one - I never could get that one to fit correctly, and I fought way too much with the bias tape.  hee hee!

haha thanks nicole, i'll have to keep that in mind! bias tape and i are currently mortal enemies so i try to avoid it as much as possible ;)

claire313 sent me a really cool purse made mostly of recycled shirts, it even has a kitty patch & it's nice and roomy. It is already in use
Plus she sent me a hair flower for my collection. Thanks so much, you made make sick-week better!


I'm so glad you liked everything, kendy! i made a matching hair clip for myself hehe :D



Bias tape helper: I used to hate it to cause i could never get it on right ... now when i use it i open it up and sew the back part on first then i sew the top part down next ... you'll see 2 lines of stitching on the wrong side but only one on the right side! hehe


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Banga on April 13, 2009 09:02:28 AM
Glad you like everything, Claire! Who knew the paper Krampus would be such a big hit? It's from one of my favorite fun artists, Christopher Bonnette. You can visit his site periodically for new paper doll downloads and even tutorials, since they can be a little tricky to put together! Currently you can get an Easter Bunny! http://macula.tv/main.htm


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 13, 2009 09:16:00 AM
Thanks for the link! Some of the other downloadable little guys will be great for others swap.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on April 14, 2009 12:19:42 PM
I received my sewing machine cover from the wonderful, talented, and super speedy claire313!  She is really FAST - man, I haven't even started on my claims yet!  I love the fabric and it's already in use.  Yes, I did clean my crafting area to take this picture!   ;D  It is hardly ever this clean!



She also sent me a cute little tea wallet and some yummy teas that I can't wait to try!



Thanks, claire!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 14, 2009 12:29:57 PM
yay! it looks great, nicole :D
haha all i have to do is put on the food network and I can craft for HOURS!

glad you liked everything :D :D :D

Glad you like everything, Claire! Who knew the paper Krampus would be such a big hit? It's from one of my favorite fun artists, Christopher Bonnette. You can visit his site periodically for new paper doll downloads and even tutorials, since they can be a little tricky to put together! Currently you can get an Easter Bunny! http://macula.tv/main.htm

thanks for the link! i'm definitely going to download a few of those little guys ... so cool! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 14, 2009 12:32:47 PM
I just realized I hadn't bookmarked the round 45 gallery yet. Nice stuff so far! I might just have to put a sewing machine cover on my list next time too.  ;)

I received some really awesome owl items from AsphaltQueen yesterday but I didn't get a chance to post pics before I had to go into work. (I'm there now.) I don't get off until 8pm, so I'll try to post pics late tonight. Wait to you see the great goodies she made though! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: tatatortuga on April 14, 2009 07:55:54 PM
Yay!!! Today I received my package from AsphaltQueen!
She claimed me for steampunk jewelry and this is what I got:

*An owl necklace


*A butterfly necklace


*And a clock ring


Awesomeness!!! Thank you sooooo much AsphaltQueen!
I love my new steampunk stuff!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 14, 2009 08:04:42 PM
those are so cool!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 14, 2009 08:09:17 PM
I also received from AsphaltQueen who claimed me for owl goodies! Unfortunately, it rained ALL DAY today. (Which is crazy uncommon. Florida isn't called "The Sunshine State" for nothing. Normally, even if it rains, the sun comes out for at least part of the day.) So the lighting was just awful and I couldn't get my camera to behave. The pieces are way cooler in real life, so sorry for the lack of photo quality. It doesn't reflect on AQ's skill at all.

She sent me an owl ring, an owl pendant with clockwork parts, an owl button and some owl fabric. It's all fabulous.



I AM a "night owl" too so that made me smile.





The fabric is so cute. I'll be hording this until I feel confident enough in my sewing abilities to ensure I don't waste it. It's just too adorable.

Thank you so much, AsphaltQueen for your very cool and unique items. ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 15, 2009 05:14:31 AM
Awww little winking owls! love the pendant too! And PFD you say it was raining here all day like nothing ... you forgot to mention we had TORNADOES and hail and crazy winds all day too! LOL


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 15, 2009 08:09:50 AM
Awww little winking owls! love the pendant too! And PFD you say it was raining here all day like nothing ... you forgot to mention we had TORNADOES and hail and crazy winds all day too! LOL
Oh I know! The weather was crazy. I had to work last night and I'm sitting there and the lightning is just striking like a strobe like and one was so close, the thunder boomed the whole building and rattled the ceiling. It was insane.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 15, 2009 08:11:25 AM
Awww little winking owls! love the pendant too! And PFD you say it was raining here all day like nothing ... you forgot to mention we had TORNADOES and hail and crazy winds all day too! LOL
Oh I know! The weather was crazy. I had to work last night and I'm sitting there and the lightning is just striking like a strobe like and one was so close, the thunder boomed the whole building and rattled the ceiling. It was insane.

Ahh! We have one of the huge cement power poles in our backyard and it got struck, scared the bejeezus out of the kids and I ... I literally was shaking for atleast 10 minutes! Scary stuff! lol


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 15, 2009 03:43:51 PM
hello!

I just received my awesome package from skaborsk!!

DELICIOUS body scrub and lip gloss!!! oh and tea, of course ;)

Everything:



The lip gloss and body scrub (ok, i admit, i tasted the body scrub... it smelled like an oatmeal cookie! who wouldn't taste it?! it took every ounce of self control NOT to spread that stuff on a cracker... mmm sooo yummy...)



The tea!! Some really cool kinds too... organic plum! yumm... that will keep me from eating the rest of the scrub haha!



THANK YOU SO MUCH, SKABORSK!!!
:D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on April 18, 2009 05:18:10 PM
This gallery looks awesome! 
I just sent in my info for this swap today and am waiting approval.  This will be my first time participating in the OWS and I'm quite excited!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 19, 2009 11:29:49 AM
I got my handknitted socks from oneredboot last night!!! Woo-hoo!

onr, I love them to death. You nailed the color, the blue is so gorgeous and rich looking. And the pattern is super cool. This is the first pair of knitted socks I've gotten that have such a detailed pattern in them and I love how there are these little tiny "holes" in 'em. It's built in ventilation! Great for summer time when I want something on my feet but nothing too warm.

Here's an action shot (sorry about the dog hair, I wore them all last night and this morning!) where the color is wayyyyy off.


And a better shot that shows the true color and cool pattern.


THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH, ONEREDBOOT! I LOVE 'EM AND THEY FIT PERFECTLY!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on April 19, 2009 11:58:21 AM
Hooray, I'm sooo glad that you lilke them and they fit!  I love that eyelet pattern--it's my favorite for socks.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sunspotted on April 19, 2009 12:23:43 PM
Beautiful socks.  I LOVE the colour.  Do they feel Colin Firth-y?   ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: skaborsk on April 20, 2009 04:58:49 AM
yay! i'm glad you like your gifts claire. dont worry, pretty much anyone i've made that scrub for hasn't been able to resist giving it a taste or two!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 20, 2009 06:10:20 AM
yay! i'm glad you like your gifts claire. dont worry, pretty much anyone i've made that scrub for hasn't been able to resist giving it a taste or two!

haha good! i'm not the only one ;)
it was so yummy... even my bf saw it in my room and thought it was cookie dough (or filling, actually). I had to take it away before he started snacking on it :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 20, 2009 09:18:37 AM
I received a wonderful package from Mlsocci74 over the weekend! She sent me some containers for putting sugar scrub in ( I just started making it and I'm addicted now ), a ton of buttons ( I love buttons! ) and three felted soaps in my favorite colors brown and pink.







Thank you so much Mlsocci74 !!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Banga on April 20, 2009 12:36:05 PM
I rec'd a perfect waist belt and stenciled tee from la_chrystelle today! She based the tee off one from my wists and I love how the belt is attached with velcro! So easy and cute! Thanks a million la_chrystelle, you can claim me anytime  ;)


And no, I won't normally wear them together!  :P


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on April 20, 2009 02:26:30 PM
Very cute!  I love that Big F, little f tee, but don't tell anyone, K?  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: missmuffcake on April 20, 2009 02:31:56 PM
I love that belt!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on April 20, 2009 04:55:59 PM
Love the t-shirt!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on April 20, 2009 08:10:03 PM
great goodies so far!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: la_chrystelle on April 21, 2009 09:39:59 AM
I received 2 packages the last few days,

the first one is van a2k, she send me not 1 but 2 make up bags! which are pretty huge to! Aswell she send me along beautiful buttons ( i love those buttons on those cards! ) and starbucks stuff for my sisters birthday :D






Aswell I received from miss_kassandra she send me a bunch of cards, buttons and a hairpin, really cool ha!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 21, 2009 10:11:09 AM
I have gotten 3 packages, I am crazy busy, but I will be back tonight to post pics of all my AWESOME goodies from A2K, PFD & Musiclady!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on April 21, 2009 02:42:17 PM
I received an awesome circular fabric scarf, sea glass and a great pendant from claire313!

PICS!



(scarf modeled by my sick yucca plant (if anyone has tips to make him better please PM me)).


Sea glass and the rockin card she sent with the package


Pandant!


Thanks so much!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 21, 2009 09:12:04 PM
yay! im so glad you liked everything!! I had fun putting it all together :D
looks like the pendant got a little bent in the mail though  :-\

i hope your yucca plant feels better!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on April 22, 2009 11:41:18 AM
I don't think the pendant got bent too badly tho I see what you mean when you look at the pic.  In real life it's not noticeable at all!  :)


I think the yucca is beyond help...the leaves are "rusty" and have what looks like white "dust" all over them and the leaves are all droopy...


 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 22, 2009 01:58:45 PM
oh ok good! :D

and thats sad... maybe there's some plant doctor website that could help your poor yucca!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 22, 2009 03:22:06 PM
I have gotten 3 packages, I am crazy busy, but I will be back tonight to post pics of all my AWESOME goodies from A2K, PFD & Musiclady!
Yay! I look forward to it. Let me know if you need to borrow any pics. ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 22, 2009 03:29:37 PM
I have gotten 3 packages, I am crazy busy, but I will be back tonight to post pics of all my AWESOME goodies from A2K, PFD & Musiclady!
Yay! I look forward to it. Let me know if you need to borrow any pics. ;)

I took some and think they came out ok but if you have better ones, feel free to add! ;)

I am about to post them right now! BRB!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 22, 2009 04:16:26 PM
GRRRRR I typed out my whole post and accidentally closed the friggin window! So here we go again!

First from PFD I rec'd the little tins I have been wanting forever and she spoiled me by added something from my wists in each one!

All together (sorry for the blurriness)


Earrings, cute and simple just like I wanted!!!



Cute owly magnets!

See me? lol

AWESOME cracked glass stitch markers lifted right off my wists! LOVE


Thank you SO much PhoenixFireDesigns! I LOVE everything!



Next from A2K I rec'd some GREAT fabric buckets!
a little one and large one for my craft room (they match my room perfectly!)


The big one isn't wonky it was just still squished from traveling ;)

And the other large one my kiddos stole for their "craftster foods" The play foods that I have swapped for here! :D

Its got little fishies on the outside and is lined with a fun batik!

Thanks you A2K these are AWESOME!




Annnd Last but not least ... from musiclady I rec'd a perfect hanging wall organizer! Again for the craft room, and it matches perfectly also!

This baby is HUGE! and has TONS of pockets (2 rows just for craochet hooks, knitting needles, pens pencils & such) and I can not wait to hang it up and stuff it full! hehehe
Close up of fabrics:



Thank you musiclady I LOVE this!



Thanks ladies!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 22, 2009 05:44:26 PM
Thank you SO much PhoenixFireDesigns! I LOVE everything!
You're most welcome!! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on April 22, 2009 08:37:30 PM
I'm so glad you like it and that it matches!  It's always interesting crafting for a room you've never seen . . .  ::)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on April 22, 2009 10:17:30 PM
I received a great package of art 'n stuff from sheepBlue today!

mixed media tree art using music paper (sorry about the flash), with bonus cat!


Octopus art!


Squidy stamped cards and a carved rubber octopus stamp with super details:


How cool is that? Thanks for the fantastic package, sheepBlue! I love it!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on April 23, 2009 04:39:33 AM
You're welcome  ;D I almost couldn't part with the octo stamp but I knew it was going to a good home. I figured it was a great way to make quick awesome thank you cards for packages among the many other uses.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 23, 2009 04:50:54 AM
WOW! thats some cool octo stuffs!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on April 23, 2009 05:54:28 AM
I think I need to put SheepBlue art on my list.  I LOVE that tree with the music behind it!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on April 23, 2009 06:39:19 AM
I think I need to put SheepBlue art on my list.  I LOVE that tree with the music behind it!!

Aww I'm blushing now.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on April 23, 2009 07:50:07 AM
I really like the fabric buckets, the artwork is awesome and I love the octopus stamped cards!!!

My two claims are all packaged up and ready to make a trip to the post office.  Wheeeeeee!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 23, 2009 08:32:16 AM
Ohhh, pretty pendants! And I love the fabric buckets, too. And SheepBlue's artwork is rockin'! I love the musical tree one - though of course it would be cuter with a beagle under the tree. ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 23, 2009 08:33:38 AM
I love them both so much!! The first is using glass beads, and the tree of life pendant has actual amethyst. I feel so lucky!! Thank you so much phoenixfiredesigns!!!
You are so welcome!! When I looked at your wists and saw some unique wire-wrapped, pendants on there, I thought I'd try my hand at modifying the "pearl swirl" into an "amethyst swirl" I know it's funky but I thought it was fun. I hope you greatly enjoy wearing them both. :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on April 23, 2009 10:46:06 AM
Love the amethyst swirl!  Lovely work, PFD!

If anyone wants fabric buckets, put them on your list.  I enjoyed making those!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: la_chrystelle on April 23, 2009 11:30:44 AM
I'll be posting pictures of what I've send to miss_kassandra, since she wasn't able to upload her pictures.

So here we go I send her an hipslinger in her fav. colors and a matching tea wallet.





Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: miss_kassandra on April 23, 2009 11:32:21 AM
thank you

I don't know why the camera would not work.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 23, 2009 11:41:06 AM
Love the amethyst swirl!  Lovely work, PFD!

If anyone wants fabric buckets, put them on your list.  I enjoyed making those!


Does this mean I can get more?!?!?!? I LOVE THEM! The are just the right size and perfect colors!


And PDF Those pendants look AWESOME! I wish I wore necklaces, but the kids always seem to get stuck in them and break them :( Hope you're around in 18 years when I kick them all out of the house!  :o :D ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on April 23, 2009 12:35:38 PM
OOOOOOOOHHHH...I LOVE that hipslinger!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 23, 2009 03:34:12 PM
prepare your wisting fingers, kids!

I just received my steampunky package from the fabulous AsphaltQueen!

I managed to snap a few shots before my camera died (I'll try to post more when the battery is recharged) ... right after I did a little happy dance in my kitchen ;)

The Bee Ring! I didn't get a shot of the band but it is an awesome swirly/vintagey band (I will post better shots)


ACTION SHOT! So you can see how awesome it is...


AND a seahorse pin!! :D (again, this pic does not do it justice, I will post better ones soon)


AQ also sent me two balls of the prettiest perriwinkle yarn... ooo so soft! I'll post those  up soon too ;)

thanks SOOOO much, AQ! You really nailed my style perfectly!

:D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 23, 2009 04:07:14 PM
I'm glad you like everything! You said you like chunky rings, so I went for it.

And to save you some uploading, here are a couple photos I took. (Yours look great, though, especially the action shot! I should hire you to be my hand model.)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on April 23, 2009 06:15:24 PM
That bee ring is bitchin'!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 23, 2009 06:52:10 PM
perfect! thanks, AQ ;)

that DEFINITELY qualifies as a chunky ring... ooo i love it! :D
and i love the picture of the seahorse... that one captures all the differnet colors in the watch parts ;)

THANK YOU AGAIN!

ps I already wore the bee out to the store and got a few 'ooohs and ahhhs' ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: TwiztidBlood on April 23, 2009 10:28:01 PM
Ive totally wisted the fabric circle scarf and the sea horse steampunk pin
I love sheepblues stamps!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on April 24, 2009 05:57:41 AM
I received my awesome goodies from AQ yesterday!  I was so excited when I got to the mailbox and I had a package for me.  I almost did a happy dance out at the mailbox, but fortunately for my neighbors, I managed to restrain myself until I got back inside.

Here's everything:  Beautiful alpaca yarn from Peru, a cute octopus card (yay!), and my VERY OWN owl steampunk pendant!  I'm in the cool club now, let me tell you!


And a closeup of the owl in all his awesomeness:


Thanks, AQ!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 24, 2009 06:37:12 AM
oooo that yarn looks yummy! And those owls are gettin VERY popular round these parts! ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on April 24, 2009 06:48:02 AM
Here's everything:  Beautiful alpaca yarn from Peru, a sheepblue card (yay!), and my VERY OWN owl steampunk

Uh...did I make that card? I don't remember it lol


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on April 24, 2009 06:52:03 AM
 :-[  Ummm . . . maybe you didn't?  I thought it was yours - looks a lot like your other things!  OK, AQ, who made the card?!  It's awesome, though!   :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 24, 2009 01:13:48 PM
Here's everything:  Beautiful alpaca yarn from Peru, a sheepblue card (yay!), and my VERY OWN owl steampunk

Uh...did I make that card? I don't remember it lol

Nope, that one was by VeniceIsSinking. I got that in the Random Swap a few months back. ;)

Glad you all like everything! I looooove crafting up the steampunk jewelry. Hard to tell, huh?  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 24, 2009 04:21:12 PM
Tatatortuga asked me to post the things I sent her (GOOD LUCK ON ALL YOUR FINALS!!!)

I claimed her for a few funky headbands and a crochet hook roll:

The headbands:


Close-ups:






And the crochet hook roll:


Glad you liked everything, Martha! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on April 24, 2009 04:29:18 PM
Kristen81 sent me an awesome tote made of fused plastic bags--It turned out sooo cool!   And she included an adorable fabric wrist cuff from my wists.  What a nice surprise--thank you so much, Kristen!!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on April 24, 2009 06:41:12 PM
Glad you like them!   I had to make myself a bracelet too, what a cute pattern!  Thanks for posting that on your wist!

OH!   I hope that it fits!   But at least you can move the button around if it doesn't...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on April 25, 2009 04:37:56 AM
Cool fused plastic tote!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: murbeck on April 25, 2009 05:45:39 AM
I received a box of knitting goodies from tatatortuga yesterday!  It's so perfect because I was at Michaels yesterday looking at these exact colors of blue AND the pink!!!  I'm so glad I opted not to buy them because these are WAAAAY better quality than what I would've bought there!  ;D  That lighter blue ball of yarn is SO DENSE yet so soft to the touch  :)  Also included is my very first pair of wooden knitting needles and some cable needles as well (also my first).  And as an extra she threw in a book off my amazon list!  I've read this when I was young but I don't remember it at all except that I liked it and I know that to this day it's one of my Mom's faves and I've been wanting to reread it. 

Thanks Martha, this is a very useful package!!!!  And the colors are so perfect  ;)



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: TwiztidBlood on April 25, 2009 10:25:18 AM
yummy yarn!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: tatatortuga on April 25, 2009 11:19:50 AM
Claire313- Thanks! I need all the luck in the world to pass my finals...(aside from studying :D) And I really liked the stuff you sent me. The crochet hook roll is already in use and I wore the yellow headband on earth day and everyone seemed to like it :) ...everything was awesome, thanks so much!

Murbeck- Wow, what a coincidence! I cant believe you were looking at those same colors!
Im glad you liked everything!  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 25, 2009 04:58:00 PM
I received not one but TWO boxes of happy goodness yesterday!

From tatatortuga

She sent me the Complete Guide to Sewing which I had heard was good but HOLY COW it's amazingly detailed. There's SO MUCH info in here. It's going to be a great reference book for me as I learn. It's crazy in-depth. And huge. Like almost 400 pages huge.



She also sent a bag full of candies - Starburst, chocolates, even a blow pop! - and another bag full of teas. The first one I saw was the Tazo Berryblossom White which is SO GOOD and one of my favorites. Thank you! This is going to come in handy, truly. :D

Next from bkrenning4 who claimed me for a tee, but sent a massive package of spoilage.

First up the shirt. Which is super cool and which I wore today.





It's all hand drawn. Very neat. And the grey is perfect.

Then the extras:

An organizer/journal with my logo, a bottle of hand blended tea and a pouch full of beads!


A bunch of chip beads I can use for my Trees! (Lapis, amethyst, pearl)

And a close-up of the cool tea and reusable pouch.


bkrenning4 - you're amazing! I think I may just start adding "tee shirts by bkrenning4" on my wist from now on. You do such lovely work and all the extras! Wow. Thank you!


Both of you really made my day yesterday so a huge thanks for some awesome items!! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: TwiztidBlood on April 25, 2009 05:43:19 PM
ohh, great package!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bkrenning4 on April 25, 2009 08:56:44 PM
I'm so glad you liked everything.  I enjoyed making everything for you...you were easy to craft for!  It looks like the shirt fits well and I hope you can use the chips in your beautiful jewelry designs!  Take care.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: missmuffcake on April 25, 2009 11:12:17 PM
I received from bsonlytoots today. I loveeeeeee my sackboy:


Thank you so very much. I need to get him in some awkward sack-y photos now!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 26, 2009 04:55:12 AM
I'm so glad you like him missmuffcake! I had a free pattern for him, but about half way through I didn't like how he was looking, so I frogged him and tried another free pattern, only to do the same thing half way through, so I ended up just writing my own pattern and makin him up as I went! So, it makes me happy he actually looks right! My first pattern! :D Enjoy, and if the BF doesn't keep his hands off, maybe I could claim you for another one for him ;) LOL


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bkrenning4 on April 26, 2009 07:28:23 AM
I've so wisted that t-shirt, it's awesome!! bkrenning4, do you use paint or fabric pens?

Normally I use paints and stencils, but this one I did free hand with fabric pens.  I used a gray instead of a black.  I think it softened it a little bit...I was really happy with the way it turned out.  Put it on your list...I will make you one!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 26, 2009 07:44:47 AM
The grey looks great. It was a good choice. I wore it all day yesterday. Love thought it was a really cute shirt. You do nice work! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Banga on April 27, 2009 06:10:33 AM
I've been out of town and missed some awesome packages. That bee ring is so fabulous I wisted it immediately! I'm also wearing my locket constantly and get lots of compliments on it, Asphalt Queen!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 27, 2009 04:51:57 PM
Hello again!

i just received my awesome package from bsonlytoots!!

She claimed me for a shirt with a surprise on it...

WOOHOO! Dandelion goodness!
Shot of everything:


Close-up of shirt - she actually hand painted this! NO STENCIL! AMAZING  :o


She also sent some sewing supplies (which were already put to good use!)


THANK YOU SO MUCH SABRINA!!! I love it! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sunspotted on April 27, 2009 05:31:33 PM
So much dandelion-ness in this gallery.  How very cool.

I received this morning from musiclady who claimed me for the perfect blue yarn to make an afghan for my niece.  She sent me 2 lbs. of yarn, so I should be able to squeak a full-sized blanket or so from that.   ;)  She also added some wonderful beads and gorgeous autumn-coloured embroidery floss.  Thanks so much musiclady, everything is perfect.

Here are my goodies along with the proto-afghan square I whipped up.  Yeesh, my colourwork is rusty.  Does it look remotely like a dolphin?  Or something that swims in the sea at least? 



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 27, 2009 05:37:11 PM
sunspotted, that dolphin is adorable! And, yes, it looks very much like a dolphin. ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: yellowblanket on April 27, 2009 05:53:42 PM
the gallery looks great! i love that dandelion shirt. (i want one now!)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: dip_n_dot on April 27, 2009 06:02:06 PM
i feel like a dumby...i signed up for the swap but forgot about the gallery i have some catching up to do!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 27, 2009 07:05:57 PM


THANK YOU SO MUCH SABRINA!!! I love it! :D

Yay! I'm so glad you like it! And were able to use the sewing stuffs! :)

I stretched the tank while painting so when you wear it hopefully it wont separate and look funny :) and MAN you a TINY! I don't think that shirt would fit around my thigh! ;) Enjoy!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on April 27, 2009 08:51:51 PM
I think it's a very cute dolphin!  That is going to be an awesome blanket.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 27, 2009 08:54:22 PM
Definitely a dolphin sunspotted!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 28, 2009 06:24:30 AM


THANK YOU SO MUCH SABRINA!!! I love it! :D

Yay! I'm so glad you like it! And were able to use the sewing stuffs! :)

I stretched the tank while painting so when you wear it hopefully it wont separate and look funny :) and MAN you a TINY! I don't think that shirt would fit around my thigh! ;) Enjoy!

thats awesome! i tried painting on one of those ribbed shirts before and it got all wonky when i put it on (what a genius idea to stretch it WHILE painting haha!) and yup! gotta love Target tanks! :D

THANKS AGAIN!!

PS Sunspotted, that is an AWESOME dolphin! :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ehinders on April 28, 2009 07:06:07 AM
I recieved from AsphaultQueen last friday and am finally getting around to posting pics.  ::)

First: Steampunk octopus necklace



Second: Steampunk seahorse pin (my favorite)



Hubby took pics. Didn't he do a good job?
I also got some owl beads that AsphaultQueen picked up in Peru. There are wicked awesome, but alas, none of the pictures of them turned out. *sigh*


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: riario on April 28, 2009 07:28:36 AM
look at the super cute cloth diapers i got from musiclady & i can't believe she sent 2 in each fabric - thanks so much!!!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on April 28, 2009 10:51:06 AM
You're welcome!  I want to see an "action shot" once the baby arrives!   ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on April 28, 2009 10:57:50 AM
I want that octopus necklace!!  It rocks!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: riario on April 28, 2009 01:15:07 PM
You're welcome!  I want to see an "action shot" once the baby arrives!   ;)

That won't be until November!  I'm trying to stock up early  ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: missmuffcake on April 29, 2009 08:47:51 PM
I got much needed mail love from QueenNinjaMonkey, I have been severely depressed & ill and this made me happy. I am sorry my pics are off but my camera was acting up & I had to get a nap in.

First a large luscious sugar skull flower hair band, I can't wait to rock it:


Second the cutest lil voodoo pin cushion and a skull butterfly iron on:


Last a lil box filled with assorted buttons & stickers, I am going to use the box to hold my ring that happens to end up on the floor each night:


She also sent a cute lil print to cut & fold of a sugar skull but my camera 'said low battery" and of course I never have any on hand!

Thanks so much again!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on April 30, 2009 06:08:36 AM
i love that flower! and that box is so awesome :D

missmuffcake, i hope you feel better! :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 30, 2009 01:02:04 PM
I received my package from ehinders yesterday. She claimed me for a fitted tee and some sewing supplies and sent a box full of fun, neat items.

Here's everything:



The shirt of course (in a beautiful dark teal blue color that's totally me), two large pieces of fabric, a little zipper bag made from the cutest whale fabric, four spools of thread, a ceramic picnic basket pin cushion and a travel sewing kit. (It's packed full of thread, needles, little scissors - the whole works!)

The shirt action shot

(It's hard to tell in the pic, but the design is actually like a metallic copper. It's dark copper but it has a neat shimmer to it up close.)

And close-ups on the smaller items


Thank you, ehinders! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 30, 2009 05:49:04 PM
jojo_modjo sent me the sweetest little sock monkey ever! Look how cute she is with her fuzzy pink hair!



I'm so in love with her, and she's dressed in my favorite colors Brown and Pink!

She also sent some gorgeous buttons...



I'm obsessed with buttons!  :D

And she made Mario pins for my son. He was so happy he made me pin them all on him at once!



Thank you so much for sending such a great package!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 30, 2009 05:56:55 PM
I also received a great supply box from Murbeck. The box she sent was stuffed full of goodies!

First, a ton of papers, stickers and other ephermera...



Next some pretty fabric for me to start my own stash...



And a bunch of little odds and ends and freezer paper and some cute little bottles that I already have plans for...



Thank you so much Murbeck, I already have plans for half the stuff you sent!  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: DoodleLou on April 30, 2009 06:56:11 PM
ThreadorYarn asked if I could photograph the items I sent her as her camera didn't work very well for close up photos. 

So here goes:  I claimed ThreadorYarn for stained glass stitch markers, fabric covered tacks and two small-ish totes.  And added a couple extras, of course!!   ;) This was my first swap and she said that she liked everything.  I'm so thrilled that she did.  I was a little nervous sending off my first package.

I was told by sunspotted that swapping could get addicting.  Boy O boy....truer words were never spoken.  When do we get to sign up for the next go around?  Whee!!  :D

Everything that was packed in the box.


Close up of the stained glass stitch markers.

What you see behind the markers is a bag of MN grown Wild Rice.  Yum.  I also sent two recipes for her to use.  MN Wild Rice Soup...lots of cheese and cream...mmmm..yummy.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on May 01, 2009 06:18:55 AM
those stitch markers are so pretty!!!
what a great package :D

and YES! swapping is so addicting... this is my 8th (9th?) round and i can't imagine a month without at least one swap haha

good luck! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: skaborsk on May 01, 2009 07:14:17 AM
i love those stitch markers! and i want some cheesy creamy ricey goodness!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ThreadOrYarn on May 01, 2009 07:33:01 AM
it's a wonderful package! I brought the (shoebox-size) box inside, opened it up and just started pulling things out - more and more and... :) She even included pieces of the batik(?) fabric matching the totes. And I'm tempted to take one of the glass pieces and put it on a necklace.

I would say without a doubt that your first swap package is a success!  ;D   ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ehinders on May 01, 2009 08:01:32 AM
PFD: I'm so glad you liked everything. The tshirt looks like it fits good. *phew!* I always get nervous about clothes for some reason.

That sock monkey is adorable!!! I love the stars on her.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: DoodleLou on May 01, 2009 08:09:42 AM
Glad you like the package!  It was an absolute blast to create and put together!  

I see that OWS 46 is already posted! Whoo-hoo!  Heading over there to sign up for the next round!   ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sunspotted on May 01, 2009 03:12:06 PM
Nice inaugural package DoodleLou!  The stitch markers are beautiful.  I just got home from a hellish trip to town so as soon as I self-medicate with alcohol (do as I say little swappers, not as I do) I will do feedback for Round 45 and you can sign up for the new round.  Addict!!!!

Also, how freaky I just sent someone Ontario wild rice with a wild rice soup recipe too.  Can't for the life of me remember which partner though.   :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on May 02, 2009 04:13:31 PM
I received from Velvet Rose last night and love the whole thing!  ;D

She sent me a package of papercraft goodies and I'm going to have to much fun playing. There's stamps, skeleton leaves, inchie square backgrounds, flat colored mirror glass, tags, buttons, a few little cute rubber stamps, and a length of some sparkly ribbon...



...paper cut outs in the shape of frogs, leaves and butterflies, fun fibers, doilies, and some cool papers.



Thanks so much velvet rose! It's all so great  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 03, 2009 07:21:13 AM
I received my well-stuffed package from mcook72677 this weekend!

The whole haul:


Yeah I know, right? Jeez, it's a lot of stuff!! ;D

Fabrics...


Patterns...


Zippers, rick rack, piping, etc...


And buttons and snaps...


Wow, mcook72677! Thank you for all the goodies! Now I just need to get brave and try out my zipper foot. :D And maybe even tackle an actual pattern. ;D It's all great stuff and it'll be fun getting to use all these awesome supplies. Just what a newbie like me needs!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on May 03, 2009 10:22:36 AM
Wow!  That's quite a haul, PFD! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on May 03, 2009 11:23:57 AM
I hope you will be able to use everything phoenix! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sunspotted on May 03, 2009 04:33:56 PM
My forgetful brain and I received last week from ptarmic wumpus.  She claimed us for soy wax, seen here with the awesome card. 


And then the extras, oh my!  Roving to make beads from, gorgeous autumn leaf stenciled/stamped napkins and these beautiful felted bracelets. 




I'm not sure which is harder.  Taking pictures of your own wrist or the top of your head? 

We loved everything, my brain and I thank you PW.   :)



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on May 03, 2009 05:13:01 PM
My apologies to PhoenixFireDesigns for not posting pictures.  I know I TOOK pictures, but my brain ain't what it used to be.  I'm sorry, PFD!  I loved the crafty goodness you sent my way:


The sunflower shot!


Unicorns and flowers!


PFD's picture from her gallery -- so you can see the wide variety and massive quantity!

And last, but not least:

Awesome bird earrings!

Phoenix also sent me a gel pen that will write on dark paper!  Thank you, PFD!  I apologize for not posting this sooner!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 03, 2009 05:57:49 PM
That's ok. I know how it goes.  ;) I'm glad you like and I hope you have fun using the cards.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on May 03, 2009 06:08:26 PM
I received on Friday from sunspotted.  She claimed me for a wisty surprise and this is what she made:



My munchkin loves him, she gave him a big hug as soon as he came out of the box.  We have named him Spot.  :)  She also sent the paton's yarn pictured and candy, but of course, it's gone already.   :D  Thanks for making our day, sunspotted!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ehinders on May 04, 2009 05:51:27 AM
I received from Banga on Saturday! She sent me adorable artwork for my office and a huge bag of roving!!
Artwork:







and roving:


Thanks Banga! I loved the artwork and I can't wait to start needle felting with the roving!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on May 04, 2009 05:58:55 AM
All of the packages look great.  I especially love the crocheted octopus!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bkrenning4 on May 04, 2009 06:06:16 AM
I received two wonderful packages.

First, from A2K - a wonderful cutting mat and rotary cutter.  I have already used it!  It is great!  I am not sure how I lived without it!  Thank you so much.  I think you made my crafting life a little easier...

Second, from Kristen81, a wonderful microwavable flower press and a chai tea kit!  This girl know how to make a chai tea kit!  I was so excited I made a cup immediately!  Thank you!

I will try to post pics soon!  I am sorry, but my computer caught a bug and has been down.  I think it may be feeling better, but it still needs some "medicine". 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Banga on May 04, 2009 07:49:06 AM
I received to packages this week!
From riario, a pile of Christmas fabric scraps for an ongoing project that I will probably procrastinate on until December 1st! She also sent me two gorgeous rubber stamps, a mendi style flourish and a peacock feather. I know these will both make many appearances in my future projects!
Thanks again riario!

From oneredboot, 3 adorable convertable dresses for my cousin's daughter. They tie at the shoulder and the ties can come off later so that she can wear them as skirts as she gets bigger! I just love these fabrics, too! So cute! Thank you, oneredboot!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 04, 2009 07:57:20 AM
ohh such cute dresses!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on May 04, 2009 08:36:05 AM
Yay!  I had such fun making the dresses!  I have tons of similar little-girl fabrics, so I'm hoping to make more claims for dresses this month!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on May 04, 2009 09:13:02 AM
ThreadorYarn sent me a fabulous package!  Handspun yarn in my favorite colors, felted rocks for my growing collection, and a PERFECT shawl pin.  Thank you so much!!


While I'm at it, I thought I'd post a photo of the linen pouches I sent to Kristen81.  These are made from re-purposed Eileen Fisher linen pants.  I had such fun with the embroidery!  It's harder to see on the pouch on the right b/c it's a more subtle running stitch, but it's there!  Hope you are enjoying them, Kristen81!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on May 04, 2009 10:24:58 AM
Beautiful handspun!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on May 04, 2009 11:08:31 AM
:drool:  over the yarn!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on May 04, 2009 01:09:56 PM
Thanks for posting pics oneredboot!


I think I have one that showcases the embroidery.  Had to wait for a good sunny day to get it so I'll be sure to post that one!   Thanks so much!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: dip_n_dot on May 04, 2009 03:04:24 PM
I recieved from PFD!




Sorry for poor camera phone the actual camera is retarded today.

THANKS SO MUCH PFD!

The tree of life has now become best friends with my opal necklace!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 04, 2009 03:52:48 PM
I recieved from PFD!

Sorry for poor camera phone the actual camera is retarded today.

THANKS SO MUCH PFD!

The tree of life has now become best friends with my opal necklace!
You are most welcome! I'm glad you like it so much. ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: DoodleLou on May 04, 2009 05:31:50 PM
Got my first ever swap package in the mail today!  I got a knitted reuseable shopping bag from yellowblanket. I absolutely love the color!

Thank you so much yellowblanket!

This photo shows the color best.


This is the bottom....looks like a cute little starfish, doesn't it? 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: skaborsk on May 05, 2009 09:07:06 AM
received my awesome package from missmuffcake today! we share a mutual love for morrissey and day of the dead crafts, so she sent me this plaque........

rad.


and these scully magnets.......

cute as hell.
they immediately took their place next to gold lame' elvis and charles bukowski.

she also sent some long desired loteria cards.
thanks so much kendy, hope youre feeling better!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on May 06, 2009 09:40:49 PM
I received a fun package from ehinders today! Check it out:

Neat painted tree art:


And a pair of tentacled pillowcases:

Maybe my cats will be less inclined to steal my pillow if they are attacked by tentacles, haha.  :)

Thanks for all the crafty goodness, ehinders!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on May 07, 2009 03:44:47 AM
I received two great packages this week!  First, from sunspotted, our esteemed organizer and all around swap-addicted Canadian:


An enormous pile of upholstery fabric samples!  These are large enough to make box bags and fabric buckets from!  I tried to take color family pics, but the light in here sucks.  There are some great neutrals on the left and some rich tapestry type fabrics on the right.  I love adding this resource to my stash!

sunspotted also sent me some wonderful extras!

(sorry for the washout here)!  I got WILD RICE, maple leaf cookies that are absolutely YUM, wool yarns (my fave - Patons), a postcard that is quintessential Canada and some licorice allsorts (spelled ALL GONE) and Lipton Red Rose tea (at work).  Thanks, sunspotted.  You are an OWS champ; I love swapping with you!

My second package came from dip_n_dot.  She wrote a great note and told me she thought her package was on the light side, but it was a perfect cap to my rather long and depressing Wednesday. 



She sent tawashi's in my favorite colors, a great dishcloth and a bird pendant straight from my wists.  The tawashi's and dishcloth are the kinds of items that are not only beautiful, but useful, a combo I really love.  I have not decided if I will enjoy the bird as a pendant or let it inspire a new creation!  Thank you, dip_n_dot.  You made my Wednesday!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on May 07, 2009 07:29:52 AM
I recieved from ptarmic wumpus.  She sent clothing that she sewed for my daughter. 
The model was a little grumpy and not cooperating at all and Photobucket decided that it didn't want to cooperate either so I only have 2 of the 3 things I recieved. 

With her head cut off, here is my little Gibs in one of the pretty dresses that ptarmic wumpus made for her.  I love the owl applique!!


I think this is my favorite.  I love the orange print!


Thanks so much ptarmic wumpus!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 07, 2009 07:59:45 AM
Awwww she is so cute Mcook! LOVE that orange on her!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ehinders on May 07, 2009 09:33:36 AM
Maybe my cats will be less inclined to steal my pillow if they are attacked by tentacles, haha.  :)

Thanks for all the crafty goodness, ehinders!

Haha! Your're welcome! I'm glad you like everything. The pillowcases were handdrawn with fabric marker. I tried bleaching black ones with a freezer paper stencil, but it soooo did not turn out right! Sent you these ones instead! ;)

I recieved from ptarmic wumpus.  She sent clothing that she sewed for my daughter. 
Thanks so much ptarmic wumpus!!

Cute Dresses ptarmic wumpus! and Cute daughter mccook! ;)


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Post by: claire313 on May 07, 2009 03:56:29 PM
hello!

i received the best smelling package ever from Mcook today!

she claimed me for handmade soaps :D

Everything:
She sent 5 different soaps, a strawberry sachet, and cool postcards (deliciously old!) from her town!


Close up of soaps:


Close up of adorable sachet:


Close up of postcards:


And i just loved the packaging on this one!


THANK YOU SO MUCH, MANDY!!! I love everything :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AsphaltQueen on May 07, 2009 04:37:51 PM
So much cool stuff! I especially like the dresses, ptarmic. Adorable!

I have been a bad, bad swapper and have been extremely delinquent in posting photos.

I got these wonderful goodies from bsonlytoots last week. I've had this t-shirt request on my wishlist forever - and now I have one! How neat-o mosquito is that?!? ;D  And the amigurumi hippo is so cute! Thank you so much, bsonlytoots!


And I got this yesterday from cuppiecakes83. A beautiful cowl she made based off of one on my wists. It's got a cool button closure and I like that it's in neutral tones - it will match so much in my wardrobe. Thank you, cuppiecakes83, it's beautiful!!


And I received these nice napkins from frosty772. They each have different fabric sides and they match my walls perfectly! Thank you very much, frosty772, these will definitely get a lot of use.


And, last, but certainly not least, I received this amazing package from A2K today! First up is this amazing pair of knit socks. These suckers rock, Tonya! What the heck kind of yarn did you use? They are so, so soft. I've got them on right now and they're not coming off anytime soon.


And then, an amazingly beautiful embroidered brooch just like the one on my wists! Thank you so much for this, A2K, it's gorgeous.


And, this cool little necklace. I love how delicate it is. And I'm totally stealing this idea to make one for my mom. ;)  A2K, I had a very hard time getting a good photo of this. Please post one if you have it!


Thank you to everyone who sent me goodies! I really apologize for the delay in getting photos posted for some of you!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 07, 2009 05:06:48 PM
I'm glad you like it AQ! I hope it washes well for you, and like I said (in the PM you hopefully got lol) if the paint messes up PLEASE let me know so I can make you another! :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: miss_kassandra on May 07, 2009 05:10:48 PM
I recieved from QueenNinjaMonkey last friday, but i've been so busy moving starting school and just getting the internet at home, so here are the pic. i had to take them with my cell phone since my camera stop working. I love the record holder, it's amazing




Earings


More earings


SCRAPBOOK STUFF




Here it handing up


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on May 08, 2009 03:17:15 AM
Hey, that earring holder made from an old vinyl is AWESOME!!!! I love that idea!  Very cool!  Nice work!  Lucky Miss_kassandra!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AbbyRose on May 08, 2009 09:16:22 AM
I received from claire313 today. 5 dishcloths, 3 artificial flowers and some earrwires.

I love the brown/teal cloths. So pretty :) Very well made claire! Thank you  ;D





Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Mlsocci74 on May 08, 2009 09:17:13 AM
Here are the awesome goodies I got from Mccook:

3 sachets and 4 awesome soaps!!!  We love everything!!!!  Thanks so much!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Banga on May 08, 2009 01:02:27 PM
I just scored two lovely gifts from claire313! A circle scarf in a super soft jersey knit (and a beautiful color!) and a waist belt in the prettiest print!
Both are so cute, and poorly modeled at once over my wrinkly tee shirt  :P Thanks so much, claire; I was so excited to open this package! I'm also wearing the locket AsphaltQueen made for me a while back, since I wasn't able to upload a photo of it before!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on May 08, 2009 01:11:54 PM
yay! glad you liked everything, Banga :D

I had fun putting it all together :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 08, 2009 01:17:13 PM
OOOOOO LOVE that belt! Super cute!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: redstar13 on May 08, 2009 04:58:36 PM
I received some wistiness from Mlsocci74


some super cute notecards and candles!



the candles


my fave of the pin ups


Thanks so much!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: skaborsk on May 08, 2009 05:23:46 PM
i'm so jealous of all those yummu looking soaps by Mccook. i want some too!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on May 08, 2009 05:57:56 PM
i'm so jealous of all those yummu looking soaps by Mccook. i want some too!

I'll have to claim you sometime.  Hopefully I will catch you in round 46.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: skaborsk on May 08, 2009 10:24:13 PM
Quote
I'll have to claim you sometime.  Hopefully I will catch you in round 46.

ooo, please do, mcook!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: yellowblanket on May 10, 2009 05:30:00 PM
I got my package from jojo_modjo yesterday! Look at the loveliness:





Both items were right off of my wists and they are so well-done! The owl pillow cover is perfect and it fits right over one of my sofa pillows. So beautiful! I love the bracelet, too. Thank you so much, jojo_modjo!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: averyg on May 10, 2009 05:39:30 PM
I have that pillow on my wist too!
Darn for university exams and not having enough time to do round 45!
:)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: murbeck on May 11, 2009 07:46:08 AM
I received from Ehinders on Saturday!!!!  Check out this awesome shirt, she combined my "rampant lion theme" with the fact that "beer me, bitch" is a term of endearment around my house.  So clever, this girl!

(sorry for the crappy pictures)

Front:


Back: (it says "Ale Me Wench"  /snickers  :D)


and as an extra she sent me a book that I had on my amazon wishlist, something she just happened to have laying around for the past 4 years, yay for me!!!!


Sorry for the delay on pictures, it was a busy weekend  :P  I love my package, thank you so much


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ehinders on May 11, 2009 08:10:45 AM
Teehee! I'm so glad you liked the shirt! I was worried about it, but when I read your list and your profile I just got inspired with the phrase. Yay!!  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Rain on May 12, 2009 06:32:08 PM
Tree of life pendant from phoenixfiredesigns:






:D I've been coveting these for ages, I love it! Sorry for the crappy pictures - my camera's getting on in years..


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on May 12, 2009 06:39:19 PM
Lovely felted rocks and a cloth basket from la_chrystelle...The basket's in use in my craft room already!!  Thank you!!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 12, 2009 08:03:34 PM
Tree of life pendant from phoenixfiredesigns:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2311/3527274444_60e75f9762_m.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2265/3527274182_11c9322086_m.jpg


:D I've been coveting these for ages, I love it! Sorry for the crappy pictures - my camera's getting on in years..

I'm so pleased you like it!  :D

Here's a shot I took before I sent it off:


I hope you greatly enjoy wearing it!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AbbyRose on May 12, 2009 08:09:52 PM

I'm so pleased you like it!  :D

Here's a shot I took before I sent it off:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/ows45-tree-rain.jpg

I hope you greatly enjoy wearing it!

You always have such great pictures of your items... Do you use a special camera or a special photo-editing program?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 12, 2009 10:06:07 PM
You always have such great pictures of your items... Do you use a special camera or a special photo-editing program?
Thanks! But nope. I use a Cannon Powershot SD1100is - it's an ultra compact point-and-shoot that's a couple years old now. It takes good shots though. I use a LOT of light, no flash and the manual macro setting. Then I usually crop and brighten a smidge in a really old copy of Paint Shop Pro and that's about it. You can buy light boxes and special lamps and such but I'm poor so I make due. If you google things like "make your own light box" you can get tips on how to set up for jewelry or other close-up photos in greater detail, but honestly? I find it's a lot of trial-and-error. It helps though to have a camera with good macro abilities. It's always a priority for me because of the jewelry and because it's my favorite type of photography to take in general.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AbbyRose on May 13, 2009 01:56:02 PM
I use a LOT of light, no flash and the manual macro setting.

Thanks for all the great info :) By light, do you mean natural light or indoor lighting?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 13, 2009 02:33:07 PM
Thanks for all the great info :) By light, do you mean natural light or indoor lighting?
Both. I try to take shots during the day but I also use an OTT light (which better represents the natural spectrum of light) to ensure it's bright enough without the flash. Flash ruins the shots and blows out the detail. If you don't have an OTT Light specifically, any clip lamp or bendable lamp with a broad-spectrum or "daylight" bulb will work fine. (Just check your camera's white balance levels to ensure it's compensating for the type of light you use.)

Check out any of these results (http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=make+your+own+lightbox&btnG=Google+Search&aq=0&oq=make+your+own+lightb&fp=bTsG5nIHTMw) for more ideas on how to set it up. :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AbbyRose on May 13, 2009 04:36:28 PM
Soooo jealous! I have a FinePix Crapola :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on May 13, 2009 05:20:28 PM
I am also cursed with a finepix crapola.  Could there BE a longer delay between shots?!?!?!  And the battery crapped out on me....so I have to use it plugged into the wall until I can order a new one off ebay.  ::)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AbbyRose on May 13, 2009 05:33:19 PM
Could there BE a longer delay between shots?!?!?!
 

I know! Seriously... I was so excited when my Mother gave it to my husband and I four years ago for our honeymoon but now, not so much. If money grew on trees... oh the things I would buy... *sigh*



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: redstar13 on May 13, 2009 05:52:00 PM
Could there BE a longer delay between shots?!?!?!
 

I know! Seriously... I was so excited when my Mother gave it to my husband and I four years ago for our honeymoon but now, not so much. If money grew on trees... oh the things I would buy... *sigh*



I highly recommend looking around for "refurbished" cameras. I have a Kodak something or other 10 mp that is fabulous (way better than every camera i've ever had, save my SLR) and got it for like $50 (its a $200 camera). It takes amazing pics!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on May 13, 2009 06:09:50 PM
I've been perusing ebay for some refurbs and demos ....but you never know who you can trust...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: redstar13 on May 13, 2009 06:22:12 PM
I've been perusing ebay for some refurbs and demos ....but you never know who you can trust...

check tigerdirect.com

I got a really good GPS from there.

or check out factoryoutletstore.com. those items are from manufacturers.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 13, 2009 08:49:13 PM
Also, I've seen my exact model camera at Costco. Since it's a slightly older version they carry it on a closeout. I think it was around $150ish bucks. (It was $250 when I got it.) It's still a great camera.

Edit to add: Online only, this week, staples.com has the camera on it's ad cover for $129 (link (http://tiny.cc/EUzAX)) Just found it in case anyone is interested.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AbbyRose on May 13, 2009 08:51:20 PM
Hmmmm... Maybe I will have to save up to buy a camera next. Since I just got my serger a week ago I think it will be a while till I get something else...  :-\


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on May 14, 2009 03:32:41 AM
I received an awesome embroidery of my sweet Haily from MissMuffCake!  I LOVE this:





Missmuffcake caught my little dog's personality in this simple embroidery.  I will treasure this rendering!  MMC also sent me some awesome smelling tea - I can smell the chamomile! Thank you, K!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on May 14, 2009 06:03:57 AM
Well, leighi123 should have received the goodies I sent her a few days ago.  I will go ahead and post the pics I took.  I claimed her for reusable produce bags and a color matching game for her son - which were so much fun to make.  If anyone wants the bags, add them to your list and I'll try to claim you.  I'm sitting out round 46 - too much going on at home, but I'll be back for 47!

Here are pics of the game:


Closeups of the animals (mostly traced or stamped):


The back of the cards with her sons name on them and a bag to carry them in:


I hope she likes them!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: skaborsk on May 14, 2009 06:55:47 AM
a2k, your embroidered dog is so cute! great job missmuffcake!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on May 14, 2009 03:41:06 PM
hello!

i just received my package from Kristen81 :D she claimed me for a zippy camera case and a wisty surprise!

camera case (with a little latch so i won't lose it hehe)


My wisty surprise! Two awesome badges right of my wist :D i love them!




Everything:


THANK YOU KRISTEN!!! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ehinders on May 15, 2009 12:16:33 PM
I received my Bella's mittens from Rain the other day. They are awesome! I almost wish it was cold out so I can wear them. (almost)  :D


Thanks Rain!!!! I love them!! Sorry it took me so long to post pics!  ::)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: A2K on May 15, 2009 12:58:18 PM
beautiful mittens!  Nice work!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Rain on May 15, 2009 08:59:47 PM
I received an oh-so-generous package from oneredboot, filled with some books I've been coveting, gorgeous roving, and my very own niddy noddy. It was an exciting day!  ;D







And cuppiecakes83 was having some trouble and asked me to post the knitted food I sent her, so here we go:





Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: murbeck on May 16, 2009 05:00:59 AM
Wow!  What's a niddy noddy???


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on May 16, 2009 06:04:00 AM
Rain, so glad you like everything!!  I got the niddy noddy and roving from SewMamaLady in Shop the Swap.  I have one of her niddy noddies and LOVE it.  (A niddy noddy is for skeining yarn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niddy_noddy  .)  :)  Have fun with it!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: murbeck on May 16, 2009 08:23:13 AM
oh cool!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on May 16, 2009 09:24:10 AM
Look what riario sent me!!  She claimed me for embroidered hankies and embroidery patterns, and she sent me a lovely pacakge with two beautiful embroidered hankies, some lovely patterns, and a whole pile of vintage hankies!  Plus dishtowels and silk pillowcase to embroider!  I am always looking for vintage hankies, and these are beautiful!  I couldn't beleive my luck when I opened the package--it's all perfect!!  Thank you sooo much, riario!!!! 





Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AbbyRose on May 16, 2009 07:50:08 PM
bsonlytoots received the earrings I sent her but the red coral ones experienced some trauma on the way, hopefully she'll be able to fix them  :-\

Here's are pics before I sent them:
(http://www.dropshots.com/AbbyRoseCreations#albums/Jewelry/2009-04-08/11:50:10)
(http://www.dropshots.com/AbbyRoseCreations#albums/Jewelry/2009-04-14/15:57:46)

I hope your friend likes them Sabrina!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ThreadOrYarn on May 17, 2009 07:14:19 AM
La_chystelle sent me these adorable totes & pouches -



Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 17, 2009 05:57:31 PM
I received my package from Banga on Friday but I was out of town this weekend since it was my birthday. So here's my first chance to show you the awesome items she sent for me!!


Here's everything. She made me a tree shirt on what has to be my single favorite color shirt - a dark teal blue - as well as some adorable owl fabric cards and even some tea and candy.

Action shirt shot:


(As usual, sorry. My bathroom mirror never looks that dirty until I look at the picture later.)


The cards. The little owl fabric cutouts are SO cute. It'll be hard to part with these to send to other people!!

And, because she saw my birthday was coming up, she even put in a little "Happy Birthday" card for me (seen in the first pic) and some teas and candies.

Thank you Banga! Very lovely items and I'll enjoy wearing the shirt greatly. :D Thanks too for the birthday wishes!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: ehinders on May 18, 2009 07:35:08 AM
I'm so glad you liked everything jojo_modjo! That apron pattern turns out so cute! I have made two now for swaps and I think it's time I made myself one! ;)

Banga, that shirt is awesome! *wist*

oneredboot, I love vintage hankies also!!! They are great for a multitude of projects or just having around.

Great stuff everyone!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: la_chrystelle on May 18, 2009 01:11:39 PM
I've received from claire313 3 beautiful headbands, a wristlet and some beautiful glass beads! Thanks a lot Claire!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on May 18, 2009 02:11:28 PM
yay! glad you liked everything, saskia! :D

i might actually make a wristlet like that for myself ;) haha


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 18, 2009 02:54:44 PM
Thank you for posting pics of the gorgeous earrings abbyrose! She will love them! If she gets them (cause I may keep them) :D

I also rec'd from Murbeck & Banga on Saturday!

First a TON of scrapbooking goodies from Banga:

LOVE the postcard on the right!!




Thank you so much for all the awesome papers & cool scrapbooking stuff Banga!


Next from Murbeck I got some cool storage tins & plastic trays! And some cool scrapbooking papers (which some of didnt make it into the pics I just realized DUH)


I LOVE these the green one is already filled up on my crafting table! Thanks so much Murbeck!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: murbeck on May 18, 2009 03:03:32 PM
hehe, I had a duplicate of that green one, and I use it on my craft table too!  It's nice and shallow so it's easy to grab what you need  :)

ps- I had a hard time parting with that apple crate, lol.  I found it at the thrift store over the weekend and I really loved it's old look  :)  Hope you do too


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 18, 2009 03:13:45 PM
hehe, I had a duplicate of that green one, and I use it on my craft table too!  It's nice and shallow so it's easy to grab what you need  :)

ps- I had a hard time parting with that apple crate, lol.  I found it at the thrift store over the weekend and I really loved it's old look  :)  Hope you do too

Haha! I LOVE it! The kids tried to steal it and put it in the play kitchen (and fill it with aplles) and I was like UMMMM NO! lol It's now hidden (til they forget about it) up high!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Persephone Hazard on May 18, 2009 08:08:18 PM
I'm quite excited, my first ever OWS partner got her yarn. I hope she likes it! I'm rather proud of it, but forgot to take photos :-(


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on May 19, 2009 03:39:21 PM
hello!

I just received my fabulous package from amessyperfection!

she claimed me for some cubicle-cheer and a few extras:

awesome flower cross-stitch! its so cute... she even decorated the frame :D


flippin sweet tea-tin that she found at a second hand store:


supercool seashell flowers (also from the second hand store):




AND (oh yes, there's an 'AND') she embroidered a beautiful peacock feather onto the back of a cropped jacket (also from the second hand store)... it is so cool, she did it without a pattern!

Front:


Back:


Close-up of feather  :o


THANK YOU SO MUCH, SARAH!!! i love everything :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 19, 2009 03:45:48 PM
I like the embroider work - very nice! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: murg886 on May 19, 2009 04:13:53 PM
Oh My God! That embroidered cardigan is awesome!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: amessyperfection on May 19, 2009 06:43:26 PM
Yay Claire!!!  ;D
I am very glad you got them and even more happy that you like everything!
Your camera takes much better photos then mine.  ;)
I'm glad that jacket thing fits.

-Sarah


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: musiclady on May 20, 2009 05:51:20 AM
Yay I did receive my yarny goodness from Persephone Hazard the other day.  I am sooo excited about it, I've never had fancy handspun (or any handspun) before.  After talking with Persephone, we are both thinking I'll have enough to make the Urchin hat from Knitty a few years back.  So once I finish longies for my munchkin and apples for the play food swap, I'll be able to get started on that!



She also sent me a beautiful pair of earrings that match the yarn so well!  Here's a closeup:



Along with these crafty goodies I also received some tea (yummy!) and chocolate chili candies - sweet and spicy at the same time.  Thank you SO MUCH, Persephone!  You're a great swapper!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: claire313 on May 20, 2009 06:22:15 AM
Yay Claire!!!  ;D
I am very glad you got them and even more happy that you like everything!
Your camera takes much better photos then mine.  ;)
I'm glad that jacket thing fits.

-Sarah

fits PERFECTLY!! I actually wore it to work today ;) hehe

THANKS AGAIN!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Persephone Hazard on May 20, 2009 03:30:17 PM
*panics about the yarn* I really hope it doesn't split or tangle in the skein or anything. I'm quite proud of it, though :-) One of the colours in it - the caramely one - is pure silk, which I'd never spun with before, and it's GORGEOUS to work with. I know of want to spin nothing but silk ever now, lol! Sadly that gets expensive...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: frosty772 on May 20, 2009 05:06:24 PM
I received a wonderful package from Velvet Rose last week.  Im sorry about being late posting photos but ive had quite a bit on my plate this past week  :o

She sent me some scrapbooking supplies.  Papers, trims and such rub ons and a some cute buttons.  I hope everything is there as the nosey customs people ripped open the package and didn't even have the common courtesy to tape or staple it back up after checking (she said that she stapled it but there were no staples to be seen on the package meaning they ripped them off)!!

The pic is sideways as I forgot to turn it after uploading it opps lol


Thank you so much for claiming me and sending me these!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Velvet Rose on May 20, 2009 07:51:15 PM
Looks like a few things are missing from the package - those customs people must be into scrapbooking LOL.

I'll pop a few extras in the mail.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on May 21, 2009 11:25:05 AM
I recieved from redstar13 last week and am just now getting around to taking pics.  Sorry!

She made me a vendor's apron to use at the farmer's market.  It really did come in handy last saturday.



Thanks redstar13!!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on May 21, 2009 03:00:23 PM
I recieved some awesomeness from bsonlytoots today.  She made a top and a dress for my daughter and I love them!!!
Here is G in her top:


And the dress(she was being pissy and running away from me backwards when I took the shot):


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 21, 2009 03:19:13 PM
Awwww she looks adorable! I'm so glad they fit her! The dress can grow with her too, as she gets bigger it can go into a long shirt and then a reg shirt if you want! Enjoy!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: murbeck on May 22, 2009 05:56:09 AM
WOW!  So cute!!!!!!!!! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Banga on May 22, 2009 12:32:52 PM
Sorry I've been MIA a few days, crazy life gets in the way of craft appreciation some days! I love that peacock feather embroidery on the jacket you got claire313! Jealous! I'm glad the tee fits you so well; it looks awesome on you!

And bsonlytoots, I kind of can't believe how much stuff was in that envelope! Seeing it all spread out was cool, I just kept tucking things in until it was close to bursting! I really hope you have fun with it all! That little pink top you made for mcook's daughter is so cute, too!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 22, 2009 01:27:07 PM
Sorry I've been MIA a few days, crazy life gets in the way of craft appreciation some days! I love that peacock feather embroidery on the jacket you got claire313! Jealous! I'm glad the tee fits you so well; it looks awesome on you!

And bsonlytoots, I kind of can't believe how much stuff was in that envelope! Seeing it all spread out was cool, I just kept tucking things in until it was close to bursting! I really hope you have fun with it all! That little pink top you made for mcook's daughter is so cute, too!

I couldn't believe how much stuff was STUFFED in there either! LOL Some has already been put to crafty use too! I love it all!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 23, 2009 03:05:28 PM
bkrenning4 received my wisty surprises last week but asked if I could post them for her since she's on vacation at the moment.

I saw a bunch of peacock items on her wist and decided to try and make a couple of those. First, I made her a peacock feather bamboo tile pendant. I printed up a really pretty picture and added a raised, 3D glaze to give it dimension:



And then, the piece I'm REALLY proud of because it looks deceptively simple but was really very meticulous to make was a miniature glass bottle with a real feather inside. It's on a silver link chain.



Close up:



I was just so thrilled with how it came out.

bkrenning4 - please enjoy both pieces and I hope you get a ton of wear out of them! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 23, 2009 03:49:36 PM
WHOA! Those are really nice PFD! GREAT job I especially like the second one!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Sansa on May 23, 2009 03:56:38 PM
Beautiful peacock items.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: skaborsk on May 23, 2009 11:17:02 PM
nice job on the necklaces pheonix! i REALLY love that first one.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: animegirlie on May 24, 2009 01:47:04 PM
I received my ATC style artwork from Velvet Rose yesterday and get it's super super pretty!



Some of my favorite details:





Thanks Velvet Rose - I love the artwork!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Velvet Rose on May 24, 2009 03:29:33 PM
Glad you liked it.

Here's another photo:



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: JanelleJ on May 24, 2009 04:37:50 PM
What is the size of that ATC style artwork? I absolutely love it!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Velvet Rose on May 24, 2009 07:21:43 PM
It's 10" wide by 7" high. I couldn't fit everything on an ATC lol.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: sunspotted on May 25, 2009 05:57:22 AM
That's so pretty.  Nice work Velvet Rose. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: riario on May 26, 2009 07:53:09 AM
I don't think I posted a pic yet of the great package bsonlytoots sent me. Thanks so much for all the great baby stuff, everything will look so nice in the nursery - and on the baby!!



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Post by: bsonlytoots on May 26, 2009 07:57:30 AM
YAY! i'm glad you liked it all! Dont forget some action shots when baby comes! hehe!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 26, 2009 09:10:59 AM
oh my gosh, those onesies are so cute!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: AbbyRose on May 26, 2009 09:26:25 AM
Great job Sabrina! Those onesies are too cute :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 26, 2009 09:57:28 AM
Thank you Abbyrose & TwiztedBlood!!


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Post by: MissDisney on May 26, 2009 12:52:41 PM
today was a good mail day ;D here is the package i received from animegirlie

the whole package: a beautiful brooch, a fun ring, the most amazing crochetes necklace and a cuff that is so pretty and comfortable (and you are right anime, it does remind me of the Tiki room lol)

oh yea, and my FAVORITE part!! this incredible 7 dwarfs bracelet. I have to switch it over to silver but i LOOOOVE it

see gold and my skin dont like to hang out but it dangles so nicely ;D


THANK YOU AGAIN! i love everything!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: animegirlie on May 26, 2009 01:36:13 PM
YEAH!! glad you liked it!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on May 30, 2009 10:50:38 AM
I received from bkrenning4

She claimed me for a stencilled t-shirt and sent a tote bag too!



excuse the feet in the pic...didn't notice that till afterwards...

aaaaand...



Thanks so much!







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Post by: murbeck on May 31, 2009 02:23:25 PM
oh, I love that shirt!  And that tote is a seriously awesome extra!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on May 31, 2009 03:23:22 PM
Off topic, but murbeck - your icon is hysterical! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: amessyperfection on June 01, 2009 05:17:03 PM
I received this package from bsonlytoots.
She claimed me for a plastic bag holder and a crochet roll.
I love, love, love them.
:D

***warning....contains adult content.***







Sabrina, I am sorry it took so long to post these. My computer killed itself.
Thank you so, so, so, so much. I have put them to good use.

xo.
Sarah


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 02, 2009 04:15:43 AM
HAHAHAHAHA! I am so glad you liked them I had a BLAST making them & hiding them from the kids ;)


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Post by: claire313 on June 02, 2009 06:01:39 AM
*HOLY CRAP*

that is too funny!!! :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: murbeck on June 02, 2009 06:37:51 AM
Off topic, but murbeck - your icon is hysterical! :D

HAHA, I know, right?!  :D

And wow, bsonlytoots!  That's some seriously rad dirty goods!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: bsonlytoots on June 02, 2009 08:00:34 AM
Thanks ladies I'm glad everyone likes them! I would totally hang it in my house if my kids wouldn't wonder what it was ... and hubby probably wouldn't like it much LMAO


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 04, 2009 06:09:19 AM
My fabulous package from Rain arrived today (I got TWO swap packages today, win!) so without further ado...



THAT'S SO MANY BEADS. DO YOU SEE HOW MANY BEADS THAT IS? DUDE, THAT'S A WHOLE LOT OF BEADS. LOOK!



But ahaha! Beads is not all!



yarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrn.



Super catnippy cat toys! I'll try to get some action shots later. I bet they'll go bonkers :-)



Uh, there were three of those packets of Reese's. I shall leave it to the reader to ascertain why the other two aren't in the photo [blush] Included a shot of the card because I ADORE all things Pre-Raphelite, not that Rain knew that, so it gave me a happy :-)

Thank you so much, Rain!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 45 Gallery
Post by: Velvet Rose on June 10, 2009 10:46:40 PM
At long last I have foumd my camera and the cord (the two always seem to get separated from each other ??? ) so I can post pictures.

First I received 2 great crocheted water bottle holders for my children from miss_kassandra. These will be great when we go walking - usually I end up having to carry their bottles in my purse - but now there's no excuse for them to carry their own water. YAY



Next I received some beautiful crocheted flowers and journalling pens from ThreadOr Yarn. It's hard to see the true colour in the picture but they are a deep rose pink - one of my favourite colours!



And finally I received a selection of handy drawstring bags and a tissue holder from cuppiecakes83.



Thanks ladies!