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Title: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: dragonmama on April 24, 2009 08:00:39 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295969

Post away!


Sent
Foxlet - 5
Avesthal - 10
Catrinau - 10
Rainbow_Storms - 5
stargardener - 5
*atouchofyou - 0
Jeane - 5
jrain - 5
Schnerby - 5
rackycoo - 5
goatgoddess - 5
amaryllisroze - 5
lukenlarry - 5
KungPow - 5
SarahBlais - 5
crafty gurll - 5
Colorfuldayz - 5
Babbetto - 5
mangomerle - 0
*purlgurlknits - 5
*Vanyel - 5
Ma Rut - 5
OhThat - 10

Received
Foxlet - 4
Avesthal - 8
Catrinau - 0
Rainbow_Storms - 4
stargardener - 0
*atouchofyou - 0
Jeane - 5
jrain - 5
Schnerby - 3
rackycoo - 4
goatgoddess - 4
amaryllisroze - 4
lukenlarry - 5
KungPow - 1
SarahBlais - 4
crafty gurll - 5
Colorfuldayz - 4
Babbetto -
mangomerle - 0
*purlgurlknits - 3
*Vanyel - 0
Ma Rut - 1
OhThat - 4

Received Feedback
crafty gurll
Jeane
lukenlarry
amaryllisroze
purlgurlknits
Colorfuldayz
jrain
SarahBlais
Ma Rut
mangomerle - NEGATIVE
goatgoddess


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: rackycoo on April 25, 2009 07:15:36 AM
I got this cute little felt crow from Rainbow_Storms! I can't wait until his other birdie friends come to join him.  ;D



Thanks, Rainbow_Storms!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: OhThat on April 25, 2009 10:30:15 AM
I rec'd this adorable felt owl in my favorite colors (they match my craft room!) from rainbow_storms yesterday, it's the first one I've gotten and it's going to be SO watching all of the other birds fly into my mailbox over the next couple of weeks.  Isn't he great?  I've named him Olle :)



Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: rackycoo on April 25, 2009 10:38:14 AM
I love Ollie's colors!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: jrain on April 25, 2009 03:50:02 PM
Aww, those are adorable!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Colorfuldayz on April 26, 2009 07:53:06 AM
Those are great ... this gallery is going to be so fun!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: greybird on April 26, 2009 11:36:33 AM
I got a cute little robin from Rainbow Storms!  Thank you!  :D



I'm looking forward to my other birdies arriving!  :D 


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Foxlet on April 26, 2009 12:13:17 PM
Oh, all of those are so cute! I especially love the robin. :D


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: schnerby on April 26, 2009 06:31:55 PM
Hooray! The birds are arriving  ;D


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: amaryllisroze on April 27, 2009 07:06:35 AM
What a great start to the gallery!   :D
 


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: stargardener on April 27, 2009 08:31:46 AM
those are all so cute!!! I can't wait to see this gallery fill up....oh and finish mine!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on April 27, 2009 09:49:23 AM
I'm glad all the birds have made it safely to their new homes so far! Can't wait to see some more pretties here soon!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: goatgoddess on April 28, 2009 10:51:17 AM
what cute little birds! love them.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: rackycoo on April 29, 2009 11:45:03 AM
I got a friend for my first crow today. This one is from Avesthel. He's got a little invisible string on him for hanging. Thanks, Avesthel!



Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: amaryllisroze on April 29, 2009 12:20:27 PM
I wonder if you'll end up with a murder of crows!  :D


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: amaryllisroze on April 29, 2009 04:30:33 PM
I received from Avesthel today too. Viva la crows!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/3486670897/)








Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: purlgurlknits on April 30, 2009 08:06:50 AM
received my first bird from avesthel in the post yesterday


thank you avesthel! he just made acquaintance to his fellow birds that i'm sending off today. here he is hangin' with his new homies.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: greybird on April 30, 2009 10:03:00 AM
Yay, I'm glad to see so many of my birds have made their flight to their new homes safely.  :) 

I love the pic of the owl in the three that you took!  :D  Very creative!  :)  That little guy was one of my favorites that I made.  :)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Foxlet on April 30, 2009 02:51:51 PM
I like all of Avesthels, but the bird is especially adorable. :D

Edit: WTF, self. Owl, not bird. :P


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: greybird on May 01, 2009 07:29:06 AM
Aww, thanks!  :)  I think you'll like your birdie then when it arrives.  :)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: purlgurlknits on May 01, 2009 10:26:06 AM
I like all of Avesthels, but the bird is especially adorable. :D

Edit: WTF, self. Owl, not bird. :P

lol, thought you were making a joke. :)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on May 01, 2009 11:23:47 AM
Here are pictures of the uber cute Looey from Avesthel!

Isn't he sweet?


Little heart butt from my wists. It kind of reminds me of the care bears.


He is one chubby little cutie! Thanks!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: rackycoo on May 01, 2009 11:25:56 AM
Aw, he's precious!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: jrain on May 01, 2009 03:01:35 PM
He's super cute! :D


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: OhThat on May 02, 2009 06:35:53 AM
I received my second birdie yesterday.  I'm sorry, I can't figure out how to match the real name with the craftster name so this one came from Amy in Missouri.  Isn't she beautiful?  Her name is Signe :)



Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: amaryllisroze on May 02, 2009 06:59:14 AM
It came from me. I'm sorry, I didn't put Amaryllisroze on the package! I'm glad you like  her.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: rackycoo on May 02, 2009 07:34:32 AM
That is so cute, aroze! I love the little button eyes!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: amaryllisroze on May 02, 2009 08:25:35 AM
Thanks! I like them so much I'm making some for myself.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: greybird on May 02, 2009 09:48:05 AM
Yay!  So glad you like Looey!!  :D   The heart was my favorite part.  :) 

Oh, that's a really lovely bird, OhThat!  :)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: OhThat on May 02, 2009 02:38:14 PM
Rackycoo sent me a package today with a beautiful little bird named Joy.  Isn't she adorable?

Thanks so much, I love her  :)



Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: OhThat on May 02, 2009 02:42:51 PM
And as soon as I hit "post" on my last post, DH brought me the rest of the mail  :P  Apparently, our mailman delivers packages first, THEN envelopes.  Anyway, this arrived today as well and with a little sleuthing, I'm pretty sure this amazing bird necklace is from Vanyel.  I'm speechless, this is absolutely gorgeous!  Thank you so much!!!!



Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: OhThat on May 02, 2009 02:44:22 PM
Looey is TOO cute and the little heart on the butt makes me melt  :)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: OhThat on May 02, 2009 02:46:26 PM
It came from me. I'm sorry, I didn't put Amaryllisroze on the package! I'm glad you like  her.

Thank you again, it didn't occur to me until the last minute to put something in the envelope saying who it was from, usually I'm not that organized! :)  People are going to be soooo jealous when they come to my house and see all of my beautiful birds from all over-lol


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: crafty gurll on May 02, 2009 02:57:22 PM
Wow, already lots of birds in the gallery!  I really like the decoupaged paper ones. :D


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Vanyel on May 02, 2009 03:24:56 PM
The necklace is from me. I really should have put my screen name on the package, but I always feel like the people at the post office give me funny looks to begin with. I'm so happy you like it. Also, very surprised that it came already, seeing as I cheaped out a bit on postage. Oh, and my sincere apologies for the messed up 925 stamp on the back. Just as I was swinging the hammer somebody distracted me. Said messy stamp is the result. But yeah, it's all sterling silver, including the chain, just in case you were wondering. Can't wait to start receiving my birdies!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: purlgurlknits on May 02, 2009 06:09:29 PM
I received my bird #2 yesterday as well. It too came from Amaryllisroze!



She's sooooo pretty. Thank you!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: schnerby on May 02, 2009 07:04:29 PM
Wow, Vanyel, that bird is amazing!

Rackycoo - I love the little legs on your bird. Such personality!

Amaryllisroze - I really like the way you did the wings.

The gallery is looking pretty swish so far.

Oh yeah, If I forget to write it on the package, if you get a birdy with the return address written in Chinese it is from me!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: amaryllisroze on May 02, 2009 09:05:39 PM
He looks so good in his natural habitat!  :D

I used "Distress Stickles" on the wings. Its like glitter glue but not exactly glittery. Very cool stuff.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: purlgurlknits on May 02, 2009 09:53:24 PM
He looks so good in his natural habitat!  :D

I used "Distress Stickles" on the wings. Its like glitter glue but not exactly glittery. Very cool stuff.

I really love the way the birdie looks vintage. Tres cool!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Foxlet on May 03, 2009 04:20:47 AM
I think I included my screen name in all of my packages. If I didn't, mine are the ones with blue flowers and a return address to Finland. :P

Amaryllisroze: I LOVE yours. The button eyes are incredibly cute. :D

Rackycoo: Oh, that's really cute! I saw the tutorial you did for those, and I really want to try making one of my own. :D

Vanyel: I really like the necklace. The scene, as it were, looks so mysterious and serene. :)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: greybird on May 03, 2009 07:28:32 AM
Oh wow, lots of pretty new birds in the gallery!  :D  And the pendant is lovely! 


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: amaryllisroze on May 03, 2009 11:13:22 AM
The pages I used to cover them with are from a little book from the early 1920's.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: stargardener on May 04, 2009 06:55:03 AM
I love every bird!  LOVE LOVE LOVE everyone!  I recieved a bird from rackyroo over the weekend and I will take a picture tonight and hopefully get it up tonight.  I am thrilled with my little ruby!  thats my birdy's name!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Colorfuldayz on May 04, 2009 08:59:33 AM
This gallery is looking wonderful. I also am the thrilled recepient of an Amaryllisroze bird!! Mine is stilling right up on my desk, and it makes me smile everytime I look up at it! Thanks, AR.



Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: amaryllisroze on May 04, 2009 09:35:09 AM
I'm glad you like him!

He's not very inclined to stand on his legs. His head is heavy in relation to the rest of him so he'll probably fall on his beak. He does seem pretty content to sit, though.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: SarahBlais on May 04, 2009 09:39:38 AM
What pretty little birds!  I'm realizing that the ones that I created are so much different than the ones in the gallery so far.  :-\

Hope everyone likes what I made!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on May 04, 2009 09:56:16 AM
Oooh, I am loving these birds! They are soo pretty! I can't wait to get some more!!  ;D


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Jen Sews on May 04, 2009 11:26:47 AM
Here is my wonderful bird from Colorfuldayz!    She obviously spent a lot of time on the beads and sewing and I just adore her!




Aren't the fabrics cute too?

Thank you so much!



Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: rackycoo on May 04, 2009 01:26:36 PM
So cute, colorfuldayz!

I received today from lukenlarry. Check it out!



Is it wood burning? I really like the motif.

Thanks, lukenlarry.  :)
 


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: SarahBlais on May 04, 2009 01:53:29 PM
I didn't see the birds at first in that one! I had to turn my head a few times before I recognized them. :) (It must be the blonde!)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: purlgurlknits on May 04, 2009 02:41:24 PM
So cute, colorfuldayz!

I received today from lukenlarry. Check it out!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/rackycoo/birdwood.jpg

Is it wood burning? I really like the motif.

Thanks, lukenlarry.  :)
 

Very cool, that's the Ravenswood logo: http://www.ravenswood-wine.com/ (http://www.ravenswood-wine.com/)...
http://www.ravenswood-wine.com/images/home_logo.gif
No Wimpy Wines is their tagline. They're a winery in Sonoma, about an hour or so from where I live.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: rackycoo on May 04, 2009 02:46:22 PM
Ack, with all the Ravenswood we drink around here, I can't believe I didn't even realize that!  :D


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Foxlet on May 04, 2009 02:48:06 PM
Colorfuldayz, I really like the bright colours on yours. :D

Lukenlarry, that looks so interesting! Wood burning is definitely one craft I wouldn't even consider. :)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: amaryllisroze on May 04, 2009 04:36:18 PM
I received from JRain today. Its a very clever design and the bird is so cute!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/3501963413/)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: schnerby on May 04, 2009 06:20:24 PM
Wow, I wouldn't have even thought of wood burning. Also, Does Jrain's pop up? That's kinda cool.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Jen Sews on May 04, 2009 06:57:31 PM
I'm glad you like your birds rackycoo!  Yours was the one I was most nervous about.  I did woodburning then added a little black paint in a few places that I had trouble getting dark enough.  The wood is recycled from an old shed. 

Many other wonderful birds out there!  yeah!!!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Foxlet on May 05, 2009 01:27:49 AM
I like how happy and bright JRain's is. :D

(One of my partners has received already. That was surprisingly fast.)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: greybird on May 05, 2009 06:38:08 AM
I received a flock of birdies in the mail yesterday!  I am off to take pictures so you can see all the birdie goodness.  :) 

edit:  well, I got the pictures, but the battery died, so I will post them later once the battery charges up enough to get them off the camera.  :)


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: dragonmama on May 05, 2009 07:12:37 AM
Great job folks!

See the first page of the gallery for a list of who has sent how many and who has received how many.

If the number is incorrect, please message me as soon as possible.

Thanks again!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: goatgoddess on May 05, 2009 08:54:21 AM
got three birds yesterday  ;D
will be posting pics after work


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: OhThat on May 05, 2009 09:05:09 AM
I received the neatest little bird yesterday from Jrain.  I call him "Davis".  I can't get over how different all of the birds are, it's so exciting to open every package!

And here he is:



Thanks Jrain!!!  He's wonderful!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: greybird on May 05, 2009 09:22:03 AM
Cute owl!!  :D

Yay!  Camera is charged and so here we go!  :D 

The first package I opened was a sewn bird from goatgoddess!  He's very cute, I love the colors and the beady eye is perfect!  Thank you!   :D


And the next package I opened was from Vanyel.  It's a gorgeous silver pendant with a cute fat birdie!  :D  I love it, thank you!  How did you do that bird on the silver?  Is it a stamp or some sort of etching?


And then the next package was from crafty gurll.  It is a super cute owl embroidery!   :D   And also a little birdie friend for the owl.  :D  Thank you!


And then I opened my last package and it was from colorfuldayz.  I love the beaded tail, so cute!  And also the machine embroidery part, it really gives it an interesting texture to the 'feathers'.   Thank you!  :D


Thanks, everyone for the lovely birds!   ;D






Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Colorfuldayz on May 05, 2009 09:42:12 AM
How fun, with all the little birdies coming home to roost! I am amazed at all the different takes on it. I love the woodburning. I also received one of jrain's amazing papercut owls in a forest, and will post a picture later of it. This is a really great swap~


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Vanyel on May 05, 2009 10:13:04 AM
Avesthel-I actually made the bird design by sandblasting the pattern on. First I made a little sketch, which I cut out of contact paper and applied to the metal after texturing and polishing. It's quite gratifying to pull the contact paper off and see what you end up with.

I received a beautiful birdy from colorfuldayz yesterday-I'll put it up once I get a chance to take pictures


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: greybird on May 05, 2009 11:23:37 AM
Vanyel, I never would have guessed sandblasting!  Very cool!  :D  It does sound like it would be gratifying to peel off the paper and see what you ended up with.   ;D


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: stargardener on May 05, 2009 12:17:34 PM
I love the neclaces!  They are really cool.  I actually love all the birds! 
I can't wait to see the rest. 


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: purlgurlknits on May 05, 2009 02:08:47 PM
I just picked up a little package of birdie goodness from my PO Box today, but do not know who sent it...
Calhan CO 80808

I'm at work, so I don't have access to my camera. I'll take snaps and post by tomorrow. Thank you whomever your are  ???... < hoot hoot >

Since I won't get home until late tonight, I decided to scan the latest bird that arrived by mail today...I don't think he minded it a bit...presenting lukenlarry's

He's a quiltted owl about 4 inches tall x 1-1/2 wide.


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Jen Sews on May 05, 2009 03:44:52 PM
I just picked up a little package of birdie goodness from my PO Box today, but do not know who sent it...
Calhan CO 80808

I'm at work, so I don't have access to my camera. I'll take snaps and post by tomorrow. Thank you whomever your are  ???... < hoot hoot >

Sounds like its from me!  I don't know any other crafters out in my neck of the woods.   I usually put my username on the back of the package, but I must have forgotten to do that this time.  Glad you like him! 



Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: SarahBlais on May 05, 2009 06:39:47 PM
I've received 3 birdies so far.

The first is from April in Florida. Is that you Avesthal? I love the color.  Looking forward to hanging this one up in the window!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3506279216/in/set-72157617756782324/)

Second is from rackycoo. Again, I love the color of this little birdie, which she has named Fracis! I might take her to work and set her on my desk there.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3505472219/in/set-72157617756782324/)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3506280752/in/set-72157617756782324/)

And third is an amazing package from purlgirlknits. A great little upcycled owl, Bob! He reminds me of a scarf set that I had back in high school. She included a beautiful box and couple of little extras too!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3505471663/in/set-72157617756782324/)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3506281300/in/set-72157617756782324/)

Thanks so much everyone! I love it all and can't wait to get the last two birds! :)
 


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: OhThat on May 05, 2009 07:16:21 PM
The birds are all so great.  That little owl looks SO cuddly, what a great idea!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: goatgoddess on May 05, 2009 07:44:42 PM
look at my birds - they are oh so fab!

first up is from Vanyel, it's a great necklace in silver - not sure why it came out gold in the pic - it's beautiful and I just love it!



next is from crafty gurll - love the embroidery and the little clay bird is perfect! Very cool :)





and look at what purlgirlknits sent - it's the cutest owl ever - love the detail and comes with it's very own box to nest in :)



Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Ma Rut on May 05, 2009 08:57:09 PM
I received today from the lovely Colorfuldayz! I love my first little bird ;D

She's double-sided, in an awesome fabric/color combo and has a sweet ribbon for hanging :)





Thanks Colorfuldayz! :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: Foxlet on May 06, 2009 05:05:10 AM
I received two lovelies today!

Here's the fantastic jackdaw from Avesthel:

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintraces/3507439696/)

Jackdaws are one of my favourite birds. They're a member of the same family as crows, and incredibly smart. (They can recognise their own image in a mirror, for example.) Thank you, Avesthel! I really like him.

The second one is from crafty gurll.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintraces/3506631999/)

Argyle! I love argyle. :D The birds are so adorable, and I love the little clay charm. Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: greybird on May 06, 2009 05:07:12 AM
SarahBlais, yes, April in Florida is me!  I think I forgot to write my craftster name on the note or packages.  Oops!

Foxlet, oh wow!  That was some FAST shipping to you!  I didn't expect it to reach you for at least another week.  And I loved learning about the Jackdaw!  I'd never heard of that type of bird before.   :D


Title: Re: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- SEND OUT 4/30
Post by: crafty gurll on May 06, 2009 05:13:14 AM
I'm so glad everyone is likeing the embroidered birds and charms I'm sending!  That was superfast shipping to Finland, I am shocked. :o  I received from Foxlet:



A vintage reconned bird with an origami crane.  I wish I knew origami.  :D

The next from purlgurlknits:



Sophie the Owl, with a cool little box and some purple earrings.  Purple is my FAVORITE color.

Thanks girls, I love them all! :D



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Post by: rackycoo on May 06, 2009 06:39:07 AM
purlgurlknits, I love those little knit owls! They are so adorable.


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Post by: purlgurlknits on May 06, 2009 08:25:19 AM
Here's a much better snap of lukenlarry's owl she sent me. Isn't he cute? He's a two dimensional quilted bird with silver and pearl findings for eyes. He's enjoying the sunshine and blooming lavender on my deck at the moment.




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Post by: rackycoo on May 06, 2009 02:11:16 PM
I received these lovely embroidered birds today from SarahBlais. They are done with a vintage pattern and perfect stitches!



Thanks so much SarahBlais! This is beautiful.


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Post by: OhThat on May 06, 2009 02:40:12 PM
I continue to be amazed at the variety of birds that everyone has made.  We are all some awesome-ly creative people!!!

I received this beautiful silk screened scarf from Kung Pow today, isn't it amazing?  My daughter tried to steal it from me she loved it so much  ;)



Thanks a million Kung Pow!!!


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Post by: SarahBlais on May 06, 2009 03:27:40 PM
That scarf is great! Did you screenprint the birds on, Kung Pow?

I'm glad that everyone started receiving the packages that I sent out on Saturday.  The embroidery took a bit longer than I expected, so I ended up just framing them simply in some hand-made cardstock frames.

Can't wait to see the rest of these birdies! They are all ending up so different and unique!


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Post by: crafty gurll on May 06, 2009 06:48:37 PM
I just received 2 cute little birds, one is made from newsprint and watercolors, and the other following the spool pattern:



Love them both, the first is such a cool idea and the second, love the fabric choice.   :D Not sure who sent them, but the return addresses said Jennifer in Colorado and Kelly in Ohio.  So hopefully you will both see this, thanks so much!   ;)


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Post by: schnerby on May 06, 2009 06:53:10 PM
Such variety! We have papercrafts, metal, stuffies, quilting, embroidery, silk screening, vintage recons...

 ;D Nice work!


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Post by: Vanyel on May 06, 2009 07:11:07 PM
I have two lovely birds so far. The first is a beautiful fabric bird from Colorfuldayz. I am totally in awe of the patience and skill which went into this. There must be about a hundred french knots, a technique which I was never able to master. So sorry I failed to rotate the photo.


The next item I received was this gorgeous scarf from KungPow, which was both hand dyed and silkscreened. It's almost too beautiful to wear. Almost.


Thanks so much, guys.  I love both of these. Kungpow, I hope you like what I'm sending just as much.


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Post by: purlgurlknits on May 06, 2009 07:33:47 PM
crafty gurll, the spool one must be from OhThat. I got one of hers too!  ;D She's resting in the cymbidium outside my front door at the moment. Long flight from Ohio. I'm hoping Bumble arrives at OhThat's doorstep soon.





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Post by: KungPow on May 06, 2009 10:52:10 PM
I'm glad you ladies liked the silk screened scarves.  I used this swap as an excuse to learn a new skill and took a workshop a few weeks ago.

Sent off the other three packages today, hope my partners receive them soon!

:)


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Post by: Colorfuldayz on May 07, 2009 08:03:56 AM
... The first is a beautiful fabric bird from Colorfuldayz. I am totally in awe of the patience and skill which went into this. There must be about a hundred french knots ...

That is funny! Not quite a hundred, but I was happy to be done with them when I finished the last one! Glad you like~


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Post by: crafty gurll on May 07, 2009 08:41:46 AM
Thanks PurlGurl for letting me know. ;) 

I formally thank OHThat for the awesome bird! :D


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Post by: OhThat on May 07, 2009 11:14:24 AM
Yep, I used the spool pattern to make my birds, I'm glad they're all finally arriving (the post office returned all of my birds after I mailed them to add more postage even though I had them WEIGHED at the post office  ::)  You all would laugh if you knew how many different versions of birds I made before I finally gave up and used the spool pattern-lol


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Post by: greybird on May 07, 2009 01:24:07 PM
I received two more of my flock today!  :D

First package I opened was from OhThat!  It is a pretty spool bird!  I love the spool bird pattern, thank you!  :)


And next I received from Jeane!  It is a pretty wire wrapped birdie with some pretty beads and some extra stickers too.  :D  it is silver although it looks golden in the photo.  Thank you!   ;D


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Post by: Jeane on May 07, 2009 01:30:11 PM
Hi Everyone!!

I received 2 beautiful birds a couple of days ago but have only had a couple minutes here and there to get online. I will post tonight!!!  Everyone's birds are gorgeous!


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Post by: Foxlet on May 07, 2009 02:35:50 PM
I received a beautiful embroidered bird from SarahBlais today!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintraces/3510689483/)

Here he is, hanging out in the red corner of my desk. :D (Along with my typewriter, vintage clock, plate and whistle, and fantastic bowl, among other things. I have so much clutter on my desk, omg.)

Thank you so much, Sarah! I love him.


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Post by: Jeane on May 07, 2009 09:08:05 PM
Alrighty, I made it!!! I would like to apologize for the delay and keeping these beauties from everyone!

First I received from Amaryllisroze.

Isn't she beautiful?

Next from Colorfuldayz...

Intricate and lovely!

Today I received from Avesthel,

Simple and pure, like Silver itself. 

and from SarahBlais,

I am absolutely awed by this.

Thank you Thank you everyone!!


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Post by: schnerby on May 08, 2009 12:27:13 AM
Wow.

Simply, wow.


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Post by: KungPow on May 08, 2009 12:32:03 AM
oh wow, that wire wrapped bird is amazing!

I can't believe all the nifty crafts everyone has come up with, nice work everyone!!!



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Post by: Jen Sews on May 08, 2009 07:53:42 AM
I just received 2 cute little birds, one is made from newsprint and watercolors, and the other following the spool pattern:

Love them both, the first is such a cool idea and the second, love the fabric choice.   :D Not sure who sent them, but the return addresses said Jennifer in Colorado and Kelly in Ohio.  So hopefully you will both see this, thanks so much!   ;)


I sent the one made of paper and watercolors.  Sorry about my username, I meant to put a card inside and got rushed at the end.


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Post by: jrain on May 08, 2009 08:11:34 AM
I've been jealously watching the gallery fill up with all these wonderful birdies and now two of my very own have arrived!  ;D

First up I received a lovely colourful bird from OhThat:


Secondly I received a beautiful starry bird from Avesthel:


Thank you both so much! They are going to take pride of place by my window. :D


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Post by: Colorfuldayz on May 08, 2009 08:42:00 AM
It is really amazing to see all the different forms the birds are taking. The wire wrapped one is really inspired!

I recieved this awesome on from jrain a couple of days ago, and am just now getting the picture up. Very, very cool ...



I also recieved yesterday from OhThat, but it will be another day or so before I get a picture.


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Post by: OhThat on May 08, 2009 09:44:26 AM
Yesterday the cutest little bird flew in:



His name is Bumble.  Don't you just want to hug him?  He is learning how to type on a vintage typewriter (very impressive for someone who has wings instead of hands).

But, he also brought his own bed and a gift for me too!  Thank you SO much purlgurl, you went above and beyond!!!



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Post by: SarahBlais on May 09, 2009 02:09:20 PM
I received a lovely hand/tea towel from stargardener with a trio of embroidered birds!  I love the colors!  All the birdies that I've received so far have been my favorite color, aqua blue!


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3516704180/)

and a close-up of the embroidery.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3516702072/)

Thanks so much stargardener!


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Post by: amaryllisroze on May 09, 2009 03:22:04 PM
I'm amazed at the variety of styles in this swap!


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Post by: crafty gurll on May 09, 2009 03:41:29 PM
I received my last 2 birds from Babetto(the Cardinal) and Ma Rut:



The Cardinal is named Wally and I think he is super cute. :D  The other is made from newsprint with hand drawn flowers.  You are very artistic Ma Rut, the flowers you drew are beautifu!  Thank you both, I love them! :D



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Post by: Jen Sews on May 09, 2009 05:07:08 PM
I got 3 special birds in the mail yesterday!   I adore them. Thank you so much!

From left to right:

Jeane              Babbetto             and Rainbow_Storms



My boy Paul like the copper colored one the best!  I think it is awesome.  I love my blue one is it paper mache?  You did an amazing job painting the eyes and wings.  And my felt one is a combination of my favorite colors yellow and blue.  Thanks again!   :-*

(ps I promise the cat Garfield was only sniffing them.  I whisked my birds away before they could get too scared!!)


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Post by: amaryllisroze on May 09, 2009 06:26:17 PM
Here is my bird from Jeane. It looks like today was a good mail day for some of us!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/3517275780/)


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Post by: SarahBlais on May 09, 2009 08:02:10 PM
I received my fifth and final bird from Foxlet today. She actually included 2 birds! One is paper orgami.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3517466542/in/set-72157617756782324)

Thanks so much, Foxlet!




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Post by: schnerby on May 10, 2009 12:53:43 AM
Aww, that little blue one from Foxlet is adorable.

The other ones are so different! I am amazed at the various skills here. Some a simple ane elegant, others quirky and fun.


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Post by: Rainbow_Storms on May 11, 2009 07:09:11 AM
Here is the bird I received from lukenlarry! Sorry it took a couple days to get a picture, but it was a crazy weekend (busy crazy, not fun crazy...)

Here is my cute little birdie! I've dubbed her Mona Lisa. I love her little wings, the fabric is so pretty! Thanks!


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Post by: jrain on May 11, 2009 08:30:54 AM
I received my third bird today from goatgoddess. She's got lovely silver and gold feathers and the cutest little beady eyes!



Thank you so much! :D


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Post by: jrain on May 12, 2009 07:32:06 AM
I received my last two birds today! :D

The first one was from Jeane. She's embellished with lots of sequins and is very pretty!



The second was from stargardener. Not only is the embroidery lovely but the tea towel will get a lot of use!



Close up of the bird embroidery.



Thank you so much to everyone who sent me such wonderful birds! :D I'm considering making a mobile with my four spool birdies to brighten up my room.


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Post by: Foxlet on May 12, 2009 09:38:34 AM
I received a wonderful little owl from purlgurl today! His name is Erdos, and I love him to bits. :D

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintraces/3526020710/)

Shown here reclining on my calculator. :D (Real mathematicians don't need fancy graphing calculators, yo.) I'm guessing that he's named for Paul Erdős, the mathematician? Because that would be kind of awesome.

There were also some pretty stitch markers and two wonderful little sock keychains. Thank you so much, purlgurl! I absolutely adore everything!


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Post by: purlgurlknits on May 12, 2009 11:35:16 AM
I'm guessing that he's named for Paul Erdős, the mathematician? Because that would be kind of awesome.

There were also some pretty stitch markers and two wonderful little sock keychains. Thank you so much, purlgurl! I absolutely adore everything!

Yep, he's named after Paul Erdös. The 1938 underwood typewriter Erdös used to type his letter, didn't have an umlaut. What's your Erdös number? ;) http://www4.oakland.edu/?id=9568&sid=243 (http://www4.oakland.edu/?id=9568&sid=243) . Glad his flight to Finland was safe and sound and that the luggage he brought with him arrived intact as well.


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Post by: Colorfuldayz on May 12, 2009 05:24:13 PM
I received my last bird yesterday, so here are the final three (I had not gotten around to putting them up here yet!):

This bright little birdie is from Oh That ... I love the fabrics.


A lovely little bird from an old Finnish-Swedish dictionary, with poetic writing by Foxlet. It is really beautiful, and just makes me smile when I read it. She also sent along an origami bird, and a version of this with a purple background so that I could choose which I liked best.


And my final arrival, Larry, from Babbetto. I so love Babs birds, and am very happy to now have one to call my own!


Thanks so much to all of my partners. This has been a wonderful swap!


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Post by: greybird on May 12, 2009 06:03:49 PM
I received from Foxlet today!   A very cute little knit amigurumi birdie!!!!   :D  He's adorable!  My hubby thought so too.  :)  Thank you!



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Post by: schnerby on May 12, 2009 08:58:57 PM
I got a quick little flyer from the other side of the world!

Here he is. He is currently waiting by the door for his friends to arrive.



Thanks Amaryllizrose


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Post by: odd_artist on May 12, 2009 10:03:26 PM
I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous that I couldn't join in the birdie fun. Good thing I backed out though - hubby had a kidney biopsy 2 weeks ago and I've got out-of-town company 2 weeks this month and was injured in a slip-and-fall in March I still haven't totally recovered from. Sometimes Life really sucks. Hope I can get in on the next round!


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Post by: amaryllisroze on May 13, 2009 04:08:19 PM
Here's my fabric bird from Catrinau!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/3529776776/)


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Post by: purlgurlknits on May 13, 2009 04:23:58 PM
and here's my fifth and final bird, owl, from catrinau:



Thank you CatrinaU!


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Post by: Rainbow_Storms on May 14, 2009 07:19:38 AM
Here are my latest two birds!!


The one on the left is from CatrinaU- This is such a pretty little fabric bird! It's in the same colors I'm about to paint a new dresser for my upcoming craft room, which is awesome!
To the right is from Ma Rut- a beautiful wooden bird, with newspaper, paints and ink. I love it!


Thanks so much you guys! I only have one bird left  :( I can't wait for it to arrive!


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Post by: greybird on May 14, 2009 07:44:26 AM
Gorgeous birdies!!  :D


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Post by: dragonmama on May 14, 2009 10:27:53 AM
I've updated the front page of the gallery!

A few people now have feedback. Please check the lists to be sure that your sent AND received are accurate.

Thank you all for swapping!


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Post by: FishStikks on May 14, 2009 06:49:34 PM
I know I know, you are all waiting on me right!

I have been terrible about posting here but have just received my last bird, (unless Mangomerle surfaces).



Here are all my birds and I totally don't remember which one is from whom as I had to retrieve each and every one of them from under a pile of stuff my son just had to place there  ::). Sorry about the terrible quality, I guess when the sun goes down so goes the light quality, eh.

I was a bad swapper on another front as I had boxed up all five of my birds but didn't mean to send to Mangomerle yet as she hadn't gone green yet but managed to send it anyways. Teach me to pay attention...right.  :o


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Post by: schnerby on May 14, 2009 07:35:08 PM
I like your designs, Ma Rut!

I have another bird arrived, but I am waiting on a student to bring the mail to me.


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Post by: KungPow on May 15, 2009 12:10:51 AM
Canada Post is taking it's time :(

I have received one bird, just waiting for a few more before I find my camera!



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Post by: schnerby on May 15, 2009 02:21:49 AM
Two birdies moved in with me today!

They are from Rackycoo and Babbetto. They got to know each other in the post (the sticker on the box says they were in my province capital together), but they got properly aquainted once I freed them from their boxes.

Thanks to you both. All three of my birds show a great level of skill and an eye for design.



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Post by: FishStikks on May 15, 2009 04:49:51 AM
Racky I just love your little birdies!! And ARoze, the other one is yours right, so cute!


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Post by: amaryllisroze on May 15, 2009 04:58:49 AM
Yup, the guy hovering in the back is mine.


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Post by: rackycoo on May 15, 2009 06:43:14 AM
Aw, those three look like fast friends!  :D

Yay, all my birds made it to their new homes.  ;D


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Post by: greybird on May 15, 2009 09:22:35 AM
I got a supercute little owl in the mail yesterday from Catrinau!  Thank so much!



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Post by: Jeane on May 15, 2009 12:35:08 PM
I like your designs, Ma Rut!

I have another bird arrived, but I am waiting on a student to bring the mail to me.

Let me know how long it took, k? Please :)?


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Post by: schnerby on May 15, 2009 10:43:40 PM
I like your designs, Ma Rut!

I have another bird arrived, but I am waiting on a student to bring the mail to me.

Let me know how long it took, k? Please :)?

How long the post took? Hang on I'll go grab the boxes and see the post date.
Rackycoo 30 April - 15 May (15 days)
Babbetto 5 May - 15 May (10 days)

No idea why they are so different when they came from the same country. I do live in Nowheresville so anything is possible.


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Post by: dragonmama on May 16, 2009 07:07:30 AM
another feedback/front page update~

If the information in incorrect, please message me. :)


I am also sorting out the hole left by mangomerle flaking. I'll keep ya'll posted!


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Post by: FishStikks on May 16, 2009 07:23:03 AM
Wow! 10 days to get there, huh. That was actually really really fast!

I'm so glad he has finally arrived. I'm thinking that all my birds have gone to their new homes now.

Cute little owl Catrinau!


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Post by: greybird on May 16, 2009 08:35:10 AM
Well, Catrinau received my bird a couple weeks ago so I'm going to go ahead and post a picture of it in the gallery.  :)  She liked owls and cute things so I made her a cute owl.  Hope you liked it! 



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Post by: OhThat on May 16, 2009 04:15:54 PM
I received this cute little bird from Catrinau.  I've named her Alice.  Thanks Catrinau!!!



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Post by: goatgoddess on May 17, 2009 10:43:14 PM
Got two more fab birds in the mail!

This is from KungPow - it's a silk scarf - love the color and the bird design - so very cool - love it - thanks so much!



And this cute little bird is from Catrinau - love it's button eye - too cute - thanks so much!



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Post by: Vanyel on May 25, 2009 10:24:46 AM
I've received the last of my little birds, from ma rut, catrinau, and ohthat. My camera unfortunately went on an unexpected trip out of town, and it may be a couple more weeks before I can take any pictures. Sorry guys, and thanks for the birds!


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Post by: KungPow on May 27, 2009 11:45:39 PM
I have now received 4 out of 5 birdies:



tea towel from star gardener
paper art bird from lukenlarry
necklace from vanyel
and the felt picture/ceramic bird from crafty gurl

Thanks for all my awesome birds!


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Post by: greybird on May 30, 2009 04:45:18 PM
I received my last bird today from Schnerby all the way from China!  :D 


the bird is 100% recycled materials all from China!   The paper is from a student's civil engineering notebook from last semester and the tassel is a Chinese knot from the spring festival.  Thank you very much, this is a lovely bird!

And the box photo that she asked for because they made her put this flat bird in a box to ship instead of an envelope.  :)


Thanks again!


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Post by: stargardener on May 31, 2009 05:41:34 AM
That is AWESOME!  I love that its all recycled!  Great work!


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Post by: schnerby on June 01, 2009 05:38:49 AM
Thanks for th box picture! Your 2D bird just looked comical in a box.  ;D

If I had known it was going in a box I would have at least put something random and bulky in there to fill the space!


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Post by: amaryllisroze on June 02, 2009 07:36:53 PM
Here is my final bird, from Mangomerle. He reminds me of a Peep.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/3590461071/)


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Post by: Rainbow_Storms on June 04, 2009 06:27:50 AM
I received from schnerby a few days ago, and for some reason I thought I'd posted a picture, but I haven't, so here it is!!
The cutest little pink bird! I love the embroidery on her!


That's my last bird, I love them all so much! Thanks, everyone!


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Post by: rackycoo on June 04, 2009 07:15:36 AM
That's so cute!

dragonmama has not been online for a while, and I know some people are ready for feedback. If she's not back by this weekend, I'm going to see about finishing up this swap. I know that the partners of "a touch of you" never received. Is there anyone else who HAS NOT received from someone?


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Post by: Ma Rut on June 04, 2009 10:59:18 PM
YAY! I finally have my internet up and running thanks to my younger brother! He rocks :D

Here are the last four birds I received :)

From Avesthal - I love this fabric!


From OhThat - love brown and pink combos :)


From KungPow - I feel so lucky to be the recipient of one of these awesome scarves!


From Catrinau - I like the shape of this one :)


Thanks ladies!!!  :-*


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Post by: rackycoo on June 05, 2009 06:55:36 AM
dragonmama has been MIA for quite some time now, so please go check this important announcement about helping finish out this swap!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295969.msg3530469#msg3530469 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295969.msg3530469#msg3530469)


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Post by: Jeane on June 06, 2009 12:03:46 AM
I'm finally online, hurray!!! I locked myself out of the internet :( not very bright I know.

Good News!!! I received my last bird from Schnerby in China!!!



It's like my parrot with bright colors in beautifully done embroidery!


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Post by: schnerby on June 06, 2009 07:41:12 PM
I'm so pleased to see my birds got through!

The yellow bird is from Mangomerle and the one with the leaf pattern is from Ma Rut. Thanks so much! My collection now reside on top of my fridge.





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Post by: sugaree on June 09, 2009 08:01:45 PM
i have been lurking in this gallery for a bit and just have to say that all of these birds are so unique and beautiful!  i surely hope there will be a round 2!!!

great job, everyone :)


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Post by: rackycoo on June 10, 2009 07:49:51 AM
Unfortunately, we are still trying to get this round wrapped up. Has everyone checked the front page for accuracy? I KNOW some of those birds listed as outstanding have been received.  :-\


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Post by: OhThat on June 29, 2009 02:14:08 PM
I received an angel package in the mail while I was on vacation from fuzzystuffies.  I am in love with this beautiful purse, thank you SO much!





Isn't it awesome???


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Post by: rackycoo on June 29, 2009 02:22:41 PM
So cute! Thanks for being an angel, fuzzystuffies!


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Post by: crafty gurll on June 29, 2009 03:04:44 PM
That little purse is adorable! :D


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Post by: rackycoo on July 27, 2009 01:27:26 PM
Look at this amazing purse from my angel fuzziestuffies. Thanks so much, fuzziestuffies; it's adorable!



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Post by: OhThat on July 27, 2009 05:30:53 PM
I love it, she makes the cutest purses.  I never seen wonderful bird fabrics like those!


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Post by: schnerby on July 29, 2009 06:34:12 PM
I'm back, after an absence for travelling.

I really like the little purses. It's cool hot this was inerpreted in different ways.  :)


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Post by: stargardener on December 01, 2009 08:12:32 AM


So as soon as this was opened my daughter ran away with them and put them where all 2 year olds put stuff...everywhere!  LOL!  She loves birds.  

THANKS TO elociNNicole and Rackycoo!!!  you 2 worked very hard to make this possible and I am ever so Thankful to both of you!  

What a swap!!!
There is another knit bird that is amazing and very fun!  But I don't know where it is..the 2 year old!  They are wonderfully made!  the knit is perfect!  Thanks


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Post by: rackycoo on December 01, 2009 08:19:56 AM
Man, this was a hard swap to finish up, but I'm so glad we finally made it! I love your woodburned bird. Thanks so much to elociNNicole for being such an awesome angel!


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Post by: goatgoddess on December 01, 2009 08:53:57 AM
those little purses are so cute! and wow that woodburning is so cool!