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Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: bushbaby on April 01, 2009 11:07:36 AM
Inserted by sweets4ever! :)

:)  :D  ;D This swap gallery is intended as a way to recognize all the wonderful personal swaps that are done in this community!   ;D  :D  :)

Personal swaps are not encouraged or supported by Craftster.  This is only a thread to post pictures from your personal experiences.  Personal swaps are not and cannot be tracked in Swap Feedback on profiles and should not be linked to Craftster's Organized Swaps in any way.

Folks who have participated in a personal swap and wish to share pictures of the items they have sent and received may do so by posting in this gallery.

Please note that this gallery is meant for those who have had a good experience with their personal swaps!  This is not the place to air your grievances about being "flaked" on...please keep it positive and give love to those awesome personal swappers! ;)

Each month a new gallery will be started.  If you have received from a personal/private swap, within this quarter of the year, feel free to post pictures here!   ;D

Or browse previous galleries...
First Quarter 2009 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286073.0)
December 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280865.0)
November 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277068.0)
October 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=273072.0)
September 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266746.0)
August 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260680.0)
July 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254649.0)
June 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249302.0)
May 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=243569.0)
April 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237318.0)
March 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232419.0)
February 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=224873.0)
January 2008 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217328.0)
December 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211336.0)
November 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205882.0)
October 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=199978.0)
September 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194547.0)
August 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187078.0)
July 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180760.0)
June 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=173746.0)
May 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=168234.0)
April 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162217.0)
March 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=155698.0)
February 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149709.0)
January 2007 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=142673.0)
December 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136510.0)
November 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130644.0)
October 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=124877.0)
September 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118290.0)
August 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111161.0)
July 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104829.0)
June 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16738875.0)
May 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=93294.0)
April 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=88114.0)
March 2006 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85430.0)
Idea for this thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=82928.0)


dichotomy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=127795) and I recently did a nice little swap.

She very kindly sent me a set of size 7 bamboo DPN's and threw in some lovely teas for me to try as well  ;D



I sent her some bits and pieces(along with some Scottish munchies) which I hope will arrive soon.

Thanks dichotomy  ;D


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: dichotomy on April 01, 2009 02:38:13 PM
You're very welcome! I can't wait to get your Scottish goodies!


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Dolly Mixx on April 09, 2009 12:53:42 PM
Prepare for a pic overload, i recieved my MYB from Persephone Hazard today, and it was super amazing!


Firstly, a group shot before I unwound the ball! " sets of Candy notecards<3, chocolate, a match stick drawer and some interesting looking packets.


Inside the matchstick drawer were tonnes of cute charms and bits and bobs..


Look at all the pink! I love the bow charms so much!


In one of the interesting looking packets was this gorgeous smelling and looking soap! A pink heart with glitter! How adorable-I don't want to spoil it by using it!


In another packet was this soap, which smells equally as nice, and reminds me a little of flan!


My favourite thing though, was in a packet made of recyled plastic bags, and turned out to be these gorgeous bath bombs!


Look at the petals! They are so lovely, I am really envious of anyone who can do bath stuff, and seriously, this made my day, and I hadn't evene started on the MYB yet!


I started unwinding the lovely wool(pictures do it no justice!)..


..to find some lime grean shimmery nail polish! Mmmn, called watermelon.


A bit further on I got these lovely self injury awareness earrings!


And a lovely yarn ball pendant!


In procress of unwinding..


Some bugle beads, in yummy colours!


A gorgeous pink kawaii themed charm bracelet...


complete with an ice cream charm and this adorable glittery bear charm, amongst others!


More nailpolish, entitled blueberry!


A cute little stamped brown paper bag and a deer on a stick? (I have to confess, I have no idea what it is-sorry!) But it is cute!:P


More seed beads, in turquoise and raspberry pink, yum!


My favourite of the nailpolish..bubblegum!


A polymer clay cookie earring and ring set, which look super realistic!


In the centre was a cute little handpainted dolly (I love dolls, esp wooden ones!), which graced my shelf immediately.


The chocolate, yummy!


Included were chocolate crayons. Having never seen such extraordinary things I immediately opened a packet , and out spilled these paper tubes filled with chocolate, yum!


And a final picture of the wool, which I am going to turn into a lovely hat or scarf or something for myself, because I love the colours and it is remarkably soft!

Thank you so much for the awesome package Seph, I really enjoyed swapping with you! And I feel very spoiled, so the swap anxiety wasn't needed, at all!

George xx


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: gamemom42 on April 09, 2009 01:56:49 PM
I received the most amazing messenger bag ever from Barbolot today.  I made her an apron in exchange, but believe me, there's no doubt that I came out way ahead in this swap.  I feel like I need to send her something else.  Get ready, here comes the latest item on your wist...



Here's a close-up of the bee adorning the front:

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/DSCN09981.JPG[/img]

and the inside which is just full of useful pockets:



And if that weren't enough, she sent along a little extra gift.  A great zippered pouch that will perfectly match a purse I received in the craft my theme swap:



I wish I could have taken pictures outdoors for better lighting, but that Georgia pollen is just too bad for my allergies right now.

Thanks Barbolot.  What a wonderful package!







Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: gamemom42 on April 09, 2009 01:59:01 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that she made the bag from recycled fabrics from a pair of slacks and two skirts... how cool is that?


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: barbolot on April 09, 2009 05:53:38 PM
I'm soooo glad you like the bag, gamemom42!  I lost sleep over that bag, worrying if you would like it! LOL!

I LOOOVE the apron you made me. . . it's so pretty:
 


The colors are great, and I especially love the details: the pocket, the rick rack and especially the curvy hem!  And, it fits my plus-sized self perfectly!



Thank you so much for swapping with me, gamemom42!
(And I'm sorry about the  crummy pictures... no natural light this afternoon.  There are wild fires in neighboring counties, and the smoke is so bad, we're not supposed to go outside, and it's all smoky/cloudy anyway!) :(


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: underthemountain on April 13, 2009 04:41:01 PM
ckchan made these for me a while back in exchange for some jewelry pieces.
Her wonderful bunnies made my Lana's Easter extra special. 

The bunny family:


Action shot of the bunnies and Lana.


Thanks so much ckchan for another great swap!!


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: ckchan on April 14, 2009 03:06:04 PM
Thank you for an awesome swap!  Your daughter looks so cute!


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: giddygirlie on April 15, 2009 10:42:42 AM
I recently participated in 2 private swaps and I wanted to share the results, which are INCREDIBLE. My photos do not give justice to the incredible talent these two ladies have!!

I traded some embroidered hitchhiking ghosts (from Disney's Haunted Mansion attractions), similar to the ones shown in my needlework post here on Craftster (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297522.msg3390212#msg3390212).

From phoenixfiredesigns I received this GORGEOUS hand-made Tree of Life pendant. The wires are all hand-twisted and the "leaves" are made of rose quartz gemstones.



From Miss Disney (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=98794) I received some Haunted Mansion themed jewelry! There are tombstone earrings which have been hand-sculpted and stamped with "RIP" and a Madame Leota necklace. Leota's face is cast in green-tinted resin and soldered together to make her famous "crystal ball." The necklace is hung on a double chain with details of glow in the dark beads. I can't describe how much this makes my inner Disney nerd dance around!!




Thank you both for being willing to trade and for my WONDERFUL gifts!


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: MissDisney on April 15, 2009 11:01:41 AM
i am particularly proud of this necklace :) my first attempt at soldering resin (inspired by I Sew Cute)

and i got something AMAZING in return!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/giddygirlie/3418502967

it is being framed ATM, but it is WAY more lovely than even the picture shows in person :) i cant figure out how to post it in the thread though :(


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 15, 2009 08:56:09 PM
From phoenixfiredesigns I received this GORGEOUS hand-made Tree of Life pendant. The wires are all hand-twisted and the "leaves" are made of rose quartz gemstones.

*snip image*

Thank you both for being willing to trade and for my WONDERFUL gifts!
No, thank you for being so awesome and willing to swap in the first place! I think the Tree came out SO lovely and I'm glad you think so too. When it was done, it just reminded me of Spring and Cherry Blossoms. Please enjoy.

Now, I've been horribly remiss. I pm'd giddygirlie to let her know her wonderful package arrived last week but sadly, my posting hasn't been anywhere near as quick. whooosh! - there's the sound of the last week going by me in a blur. So forgive my terrible tardiness in posting, but here are some images of the amazing Ghosts I received from her.



I've already got them on my wall next to my computer. Forgive the poor photo, my CF light bulb may be great for energy savings but my poor camera has no idea what to do with the color. And given my poor time frame for posting anything this past week, I didn't want to wait until tomorrow to get photos. (For fear another week would go by.)

But the close-ups look a little better photography-wise...







I just adore them. And they're just so perfect. THANK YOU giddygirlie for such a wonderful, unique trade. :D


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: AlwaysInspired on April 17, 2009 03:51:31 PM
I did a personal swap for one of my mini canvas works of art with audio-astrophysics. She sent me a great package in return! Everything is from my wist!
The cutest little mushroom with a cork stem, a sweet little wallet with zipper pocket and card pockets, and a paisly felt brooch with zipper accents! Thanks audio!
 


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: littlefawnpug on April 20, 2009 11:32:35 AM
I love that black/blue star fabric!


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: bsonlytoots on April 21, 2009 03:04:32 PM
OH! I love the hitchhiking ghosts!!! SOOO cool!


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: audio on April 22, 2009 12:47:13 PM
I swapped with Always inspired for this!! I really love it, and it is exactly like how I pictured it!! It's a mini canvas of Sandro Boticelli's Borth of Venus, my favorite painting! It's the close up of her face!




Thanks so much AI! I'm glad you liked what I sent!!

I did a personal swap for one of my mini canvas works of art with audio-astrophysics. She sent me a great package in return! Everything is from my wist!
The cutest little mushroom with a cork stem, a sweet little wallet with zipper pocket and card pockets, and a paisly felt brooch with zipper accents! Thanks audio!
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/ps_002.jpg


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Persephone Hazard on April 22, 2009 01:11:36 PM
Oh man, her mini reproductions are AMAZING. I've seen a couple of them now and I'm in love with them all! If I ever feel that I could create something that would to them justice, I'd love to approach her for a personal swap myself - not that I feel I have the skill yet! [grin]


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: AlwaysInspired on April 22, 2009 04:06:39 PM
Awwww! Thanks! I have so much fun making them! Kind of a instant gratification.


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: acidtrix on April 28, 2009 10:40:21 AM
I am in a personal swap with the lovely corduroy cat this month and I received from her on Friday! :D

After bouncing around a few ideas on themes, I spotted krissykat's 2-headed kitten on Cat's wist and totally fell in love with it. I've always wanted something needle felted, so she offered to make me my very own siamese kitten, only "siamese" in both senses of the word. That spun off into a sideshow/twisted carnival type theme.

Meet Ming et Ting. The name is both a play off of Chang and Eng, one of the most famous sets of siamese/conjoined twins in history, and my own Siamese cat, Ling.





I particularly like that she chose to do her with a conjoined face (a rarer congenital disorder called diprosopus) instead of two separate heads. Hehe, it just appeals to the bio nerd in me ^_^


Ming et Ting now lives in her jar, safely preserved from the ravages of time, but corduroy cat has posted pictures of her sans jar here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301825.msg3447216#msg3447216

I have to say that the reactions to kitty have been really interesting. A few people have actually been somewhat horrified by it, and a few others have been just generally uncomfortable around it, but for the most part, people LOVE it :) I think it's completely badass, and it looks awesome on my mantle!

Corduroy cat also sent me a who bunch of fantastic extras - bits and bobs to use in my collages and other generally awesome little bits.


Thank you, corduroy cat, for making my first overseas swap an awesome experience, and for sending such a thoughtful and amazing package! I really hope you like the package I'm sending you as much as I've enjoyed yours!!! :D


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: corduroy cat on April 28, 2009 01:20:35 PM
looks so good in that jar! i'm gonna link to this post from my other post...


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: princesspimp81 on April 28, 2009 01:57:08 PM
That kitty is amazing!  I would never have thought to make it, but it is phenomenal!  Great job!


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: AlwaysInspired on April 29, 2009 06:27:21 AM
I love the kitty! The jar makes it just fantastic!


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: SugarySweet on April 29, 2009 06:34:15 PM
A few weeks ago I sent a poppet supply package to lovesclutter. I didn't take any pictures. I sent it on it's way and just ask her to pay it forward when she had a chance.

I got this little cutie in the mail today. She doesn't have a name yet, I need to get to know her a bit.



I think she is adorable. She has a cherry tattoo on her back like my avatar, but I can't get a good picture of it.

Thanks so much lovesclutter. She is going to be very happy here with her 2 poppet sister.


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on April 29, 2009 07:30:26 PM
Sugary Sweet, I am so glad you like her. I was kinda proud of her. I love that you took photos outside. I know now to put the tattoo on before she is sewn and stuffed. LOL.

Here is the link to all the goddies you sent.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301833.msg3447289#msg3447289

It was posted in FOC off topic chit chat. Good to go on the next one.


Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: DanniQuee on May 12, 2009 05:40:53 PM
EdelC and I just did a personal swap (my very first one!). Her package is in the mail, but I received some gorgeous items from her.

First she sent me a pocket shrine with the theme of heart over mind:



She sculpted that heart and skeleton!

Next up is a piece of altered art titled Bad Decisions. This was her first go at a large Zetti themed piece:



She's going to be hanging in my craft room. :)

She also sent me a shirt with an embroidered sugar skull:


and, the original reason for the swap, inchies!



Thank you so much Edel for such a lovely package! I hope yours reaches you soon.



Title: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: corduroy cat on May 13, 2009 05:41:26 AM
neat stuff! love those inchies!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on May 14, 2009 12:08:55 PM
I received the most amazing messenger bag ever from Barbolot today.  I made her an apron in exchange, but believe me, there's no doubt that I came out way ahead in this swap.  I feel like I need to send her something else.  Get ready, here comes the latest item on your wist...

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/DSCN0997.JPG[/img]

Here's a close-up of the bee adorning the front:

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/DSCN09981.JPG[/img]

and the inside which is just full of useful pockets:

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/DSCN0999.JPG[/img]

And if that weren't enough, she sent along a little extra gift.  A great zippered pouch that will perfectly match a purse I received in the craft my theme swap:

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/DSCN1000.JPG[/img]

I wish I could have taken pictures outdoors for better lighting, but that Georgia pollen is just too bad for my allergies right now.

Thanks Barbolot.  What a wonderful package!

Ooooh, I really like the messenger bag!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 14, 2009 02:19:49 PM
I received an amazing package of jewelry from DollyMixx today!  Be prepared for tons of pics lol  All my new goodies are sweets related and the pics totally don't do them justice!

Four pairs of earrings and a ring!



Four yummy bracelets!





Two keychains, two cell phone charms, and a bunch of beads!



And four necklaces!





You totally spoiled me!  Thanks so much and I can't wait for you to get your package!



Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Dolly Mixx on May 15, 2009 12:46:42 AM
Awww yay, I'm so glad it all arrived safely:)
I hope you don't mind if I post a few pics of my own, I have some WIP and macro shots that I took.

















I can't wait for my package to arrive, I am so excited!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Persephone Hazard on May 15, 2009 04:58:13 AM
You're so amazingly good with those cake insides [grin] I wear my cake jewellery a lot, too - especially the earrings - and I always get comments! I also have a chocolate cupcake zipper pull on my handbag that always makes me smile. Glad to see you're making other people's lives yummier, as well as mine :-)


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: littlefawnpug on May 15, 2009 05:27:27 AM
Mmmmm.....those sweets look so good!  Im always amazed to see tiy sweets like those.  Whenever I try to make them they never turn out looking real.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: dark.star.88 on May 15, 2009 06:51:50 AM
Im not part of this swap but I keep seeing pictures of polymer cookies and they are making me hungry... you guys did a very good job...

 
Awww yay, I'm so glad it all arrived safely:)
I hope you don't mind if I post a few pics of my own, I have some WIP and macro shots that I took.

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo117/missdollymixx/011-11.jpg[/img]

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo117/missdollymixx/007-22.jpg[/img]

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo117/missdollymixx/009-20.jpg[/img]

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo117/missdollymixx/005-32.jpg[/img]

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo117/missdollymixx/010-13.jpg[/img]

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo117/missdollymixx/012-10.jpg[/img]

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo117/missdollymixx/013-19.jpg[/img]

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo117/missdollymixx/015-12.jpg[/img]

I can't wait for my package to arrive, I am so excited!



Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: beckashell on May 15, 2009 06:57:53 AM
Awww yay, I'm so glad it all arrived safely:)
I hope you don't mind if I post a few pics of my own, I have some WIP and macro shots that I took.

Dolly, your work is AMAZING!! I'm desperately trying to think what I could possibly swap with you to get any of your polymer goodies! :D :D
Beautiful work! I'm in awe.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Dolly Mixx on May 15, 2009 07:30:07 AM
Eeeh I recieved my package today!


My super yummy cake box! I love it so much, thank you thank you thank you!

Complete with a yummy fuzzy cakey lining! This cake is a crochet replica of one of my baking experiments, it looks very much like it!

Also recieved a tonne of sweets...yay for american candy!


There was also a creme egg (ooh you have different packaging-how odd:P), but it go slightly melty in the journey, and wasn't looking very photogenic! :P And the cherry hershey kisses are actually nicer than I expected them to be..:)
Thank you so much for a fab swap, I really enjoyed it!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: CamOovas on May 15, 2009 07:36:57 AM
The photography in this thread is amazing! Not to mention the actual goodies. :)


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: amigurl55 on May 15, 2009 08:36:12 AM
Amazing work!  I want to eat everything on this page (including the jewelry and box).


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: dichotomy on May 15, 2009 06:20:14 PM
OK, I'm sorry it took me FOREVER to post a picture of the wonderful ephemera and buttons BushBaby sent me, but I am finally doing it! Thank you so much!



Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: bushbaby on May 16, 2009 06:41:37 AM
OK, I'm sorry it took me FOREVER to post a picture of the wonderful ephemera and buttons BushBaby sent me, but I am finally doing it! Thank you so much!


you are most welcome - im glad you liked everything   ;D


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: DanniQuee on May 16, 2009 02:21:21 PM
EdelC has received the goodies I sent to her, but her camera is out of commission so she asked me to post photos. Here's what I sent her:

A Calavera Painting:


Altered Art titled "True Passion"


and the piece I was really excited to send her, a Shrine to the Goddess Hestia:

This is a mixed media piece which included dried herbs (bay and sage), moss, amethyst, doll house miniatures, paper and a brass key.

Extras included tea, some funky fabric fat quarters and some inchies:


Thanks again Edel, for an excellent swap!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: edelC on May 16, 2009 02:38:11 PM
thanks danni for posting them, it was fabulous swapping with you, i adore everything that you sent. I have a little kitchen dotee doll from phizzy, but I really wanted a shrine to Hestia, she has pride of place in my kitchen and I love it so much, The painting is in the kitchen too (for the moment) I need to learn where she belongs, and I love the inchies and the 'true passion' altered art. You are so talented. it was such a brilliant experience swappign with you


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on May 24, 2009 07:16:18 AM
Hi everyone. Just wanted to share this lovely little girl I received in a personal swap with amigurl55. Her name is Libby and here was her original post on the poppetalong. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.msg3491997#msg3491997

Here she is with her UT cheerleading outfit specially made for me by amigurl. By the way, you rock, she is so well put together and really likes to change clothes.



She also came with some lovely iron on decals and her original purple dress, that I love, as does Caressa who tried to take it away.



I really hope you get your package soon Amigurl55.


JUST CHECKED USPS.GOV AND THEY HAVE PUT AMI'S PACKAGE IN THE DEAD MAIL RECOVERY THING. IT WAS PACKAGED AND POSTED PERFECTLY AND I AM IRRITATED AND IN A VERY BAD MOOD.

please excuse my shouting. I filled out a damn form 3 times and had to start all over because my 'choices' wouldn't stay put. crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: amigurl55 on May 24, 2009 09:03:11 PM
I'm so glad you like your poppet, lovesclutter.  I think Libby is a cute name for her!

Don't worry too much about my package.  I'm sure one of us can get it straightened out.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Cabin Fever on May 28, 2009 06:47:43 PM
I met Luckdragon through our Sweat Shoppe swap and I noticed that she sews so great. So I asked her to swap with me. I made her a couple of items out of the Happy Hooker Crochet book and she made me this knitting needle holder that I can hang on my wall. I love it!



As a bonus she added some Sensations yarn. How nice is that! 

Thanks Luckdragon!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: aquasnow on June 04, 2009 10:35:02 AM
I was wondering do you have to follow the same rules as a regular swap (meaning you have to have one complete swap before you can do a personal swap) before you can do a private swap?



Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on June 04, 2009 10:40:25 AM
Personal/private swaps are not at all moderated by Craftster.  They are arranged between two (or more) people privately via personal messages, email, etc.  There are no angels or feedback available.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: malmow on June 04, 2009 11:35:21 AM
Bewara and I did a personal swap for four inchies. We're both pretty new to the art, but you'd never guess by looking at hers. I got the most amazing package from her.

She packaged her inchies in the little wax paper envelope, then sewed separate compartments so each inchie would have a safe home. She also sent me some pretty papers, an explanation for how she made each inchie, and a little silver pouch.

Filled with trinkets! I love the little chess piece. The problem with me having little things like that is that I never want to actually use them for fear of wasting them on some inferior project.
All four inchies are amazingly done. I love how the coffee is shiny, and the bat really flies out of its cave. I tried to get a good action shot of the dimension but this is the best I could do.


Please excuse my inked up inchie making fingers and my awful photography skills. Bewara, if you have better pictures I hope you will post them. Thank you SO MUCH for making my first personal swap so amazing. I love love LOVE it all.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Bewara on June 04, 2009 12:14:07 PM
oh gosh.. now I'm seriously blushing lol. I'm just really happy you liked them, I was so worried that you wouldn't.  BTW, the photos are great.  ;D Thank you for swapping with me!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: luckdragon on June 06, 2009 07:53:19 PM
Hey Cabin Fever!  I'm really glad you liked your knitting needle holder.  But I was really blown away by what you sent me!

Cabin Fever agreed to crochet something for me in exchange for the knitting needle holder.  My daughter wanted some bunny slippers similary to the ones in the Happy Hooker book.  Check these out!



But, imagine my surprise, when Cabin Fever included this fabulous purse for me too!



Thanks so much!  We love them both!!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Cabin Fever on June 08, 2009 07:30:09 AM
Those slippers look pretty cute on!  But you get the hard part of making a liner for the purse!   I still have to sort my needles and tuck them into their new home!  That was a great swap, thanks!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Bewara on June 09, 2009 09:54:47 AM
I got these awesome inchies from Malmow! This was a fabulous swap and I really really appreciate it. The photos really don't do them justice. The umbrella is so cute! Malmow used the reverse punched out paper (great idea)! I just love the colors chosen for all of them. The Octopus inchie was claimed by my boyfriend and put by his computer. Mona tried to eat the love one, so I figured she must really like it because it goes so well with her eyes. ;)





Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: corduroy cat on June 09, 2009 03:01:34 PM
very cute! (love the inchies too ;))


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: malmow on June 10, 2009 02:48:57 PM
Your kitty is so cute. And the inchie really does match her eyes. I'm glad you like them.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Destined To Fail on June 13, 2009 11:38:24 AM
We did a small swap with craftydame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4075) back in February, but just found a pic of what we received...hand towels for our sexy themed bathroom! :) :) Hope it's OK we're posting this in June. ::) ::)


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Slingmomma on June 13, 2009 04:00:34 PM
Hehe I love these! Lucky you two!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: mafiosagrrl on June 13, 2009 11:26:25 PM
Ohh, hello sailor!! ;)


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: SugarySweet on June 14, 2009 11:08:23 AM
I'm doing a private swap with cookimistress.

I'm making an Alice Cullen Poppet and she made this super amazing scarf!!  ;D
I can't believe how quick she got it done.


For some reason this purple just does not photograph well. It's more of a grape soda color.
Or the darker purple that I see at this very moment over to the right in the Addicted To Rubber Stamps . com ad.  ;)


Closeup. She used tweed for the icing, looks like sprinkles!! Love it!


She made it a perfect length too.

Thanks so much, it's so awesome!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on June 14, 2009 01:34:34 PM
Aww, that is delicious. But sugary, you seem to have aged a little. :)


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on June 15, 2009 11:55:00 AM
I have been on here long enough to know that if you do a swap with Edelc you are going to get the most beautiful items. I have two partners in a swap and was just clearing my workspace when my nephew says, "Oh yeah, there is a package for you". and as soon as I saw it I knew it was from Edel. Oh yipee is all I could think. So I got out the camera immediatly and set to open this package. How she got all of this in that tiny bag, I'll never know. Your rock.

On with the pictures. The first is an ariel shot so I could try to get it all. I warn you this post is image intensive.


Here are some of the fabrics close up:


You can see the embroidery floss, the black feather and the red leaf, and I love those little touches.





The lovely yarns



The most amazing pewter pendant, needle work, celtic bookmark calendar, small journal and bracelet. I will use that journal as a swap journal.





This is a close up of the detail on the bag, with the little chickies that hatched out of the egg. This is too cute. These are for my golden goose hanging on my cieling.



And of course an action shot with the pendant and bracelet. I may have a hard time Edel with giving that to Sis.

I really hate taking pictures, but this was so sweet a package. I hope you can figure out your new camera soon. I'm sure I didn't top this, but I am so happy with everything.



lovesclutter (as you can see in the background)


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: cookimistress on June 15, 2009 12:59:17 PM
I'm doing a private swap with cookimistress.

I'm making an Alice Cullen Poppet and she made this super amazing scarf!!  ;D
I can't believe how quick she got it done.
...

Thanks so much, it's so awesome!

You are most welcome! I'm really glad you like it! :) SUPER excited to get my very first Poppet and take her to the Twilight Convention with me! :D hehe


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: SugarySweet on June 15, 2009 02:22:46 PM
lovesclutter, that's an awesome package. I love that Route 66 fabric.

coookimistress, I hope you take pictures of poppet AC there.  ;)


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on June 15, 2009 03:07:07 PM
lovesclutter, that's an awesome package. I love that Route 66 fabric.


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That was awesome fabric, and I will be needing ideas. I didn't open, but it is probably about a yard. Too cool

Let me have any suggestions.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: edelC on June 15, 2009 03:11:11 PM
so glad that it got there so fast..I have to say though that I didnt do the cross-stitch...I seriously dont have that kind of patience...

Pix of the fabulous stuff you send me will be here tomorrow! I understand my camera now...PS lovely to see what you look like. I love to put a face to a nickname


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on June 15, 2009 03:12:39 PM
so glad that it got there so fast..I have to say though that I didnt do the cross-stitch...I seriously dont have that kind of patience...

Pix of the fabulous stuff you send me will be here tomorrow! I understand my camera now...PS lovely to see what you look like. I love to put a face to a nickname

That was just the best ever, and I love it all. And the journal will give me a good way to keep up with swaps. You are a doll.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: edelC on June 16, 2009 10:48:08 AM
I have finally got a working camera and learned how to use it. So prepare to adore the great package I got from lovesclutter. We agreed on a stash swap and she sent me a ton of stuff. (this is most of it!)

notice the great printed fabric she did of my name and some images I really like.

 Awesome fabric, including gorgeous silks and brocades,

 the colours of these are amazing, she also sent me some great stretch fabrics as I am working with those at the moment. Some beads and an exquisitely delicate vintage lace hanky, Some great fun yarn (I think this might be a future poppets hair)



best of all is these two bags, one for me and one for DD they are fabulously wild and fun, we love them!

This is DD posing (reluctantly!) with hers


thanks so much LovesClutter. This was an awesome package and I've loved swapping with you.



Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on June 16, 2009 11:01:49 AM
Awesome, I'm so glad you liked it. I loved swapping with you. I had forgotten what was in there. I think if you look in one of those bags, you may find some more beads. LOL

ETA, I think I just found them here. Shucks. and DD looks great. Love the black nailpolish.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: edelC on June 18, 2009 08:24:39 AM
Today I got another fabulous package in the post.

AlteredMommy and I agreed to do a personal swap. She very generously sponsored a prize for a craft challenge, which I won, so since she was sending that, we topped it up with a personal swap.

I couldnt believe all the incredible stuff that arrived today. The prize was a cigar box filled with all sorts of whimsies/collage elements etc. I sent her a weekend bag and she sent me some artwork...but there was so so much more.
This is the whole lot ( i am tall, but had to stand on a chair to get them all in!)


My daughter dived on these charms, which are brilliant.

(the chocolate bar has unaccountably vanished.)
I love these loteria cards and vintage paper elements.

More fabulous paper stuff.
(my DD wants to know what the white 'cards' are in the lower part of this picture)
Great steampunky stuff and more metal elements. Cool paper flowers!

Brilliant creepy doll limbs and face, (I love the card btw!) Domino/bingo tiles.

and the art work she sent is fabulous.

This piece is sanctuary, isnt it wonderful, i really love this, the design, the colours.


And this wonderful little goddess figure, designed to be held in the had, like the venus of willendorf, I love it, she is on my household altar now


Thankyou so much AlteredMommy, I love everything


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 18, 2009 08:30:47 AM
I love the goddess!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: lovesclutter on June 18, 2009 09:11:19 AM
Oh you are so set to craft. Such a lovely package, and I love the leg charm, don't know why that stood out.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: sweets4ever on June 18, 2009 09:33:20 AM
I saw an arm in there, too!  That's a great package.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: alteredmommy on June 18, 2009 10:13:49 AM
wow, that got there fast!  I'm such a slacker in posting pics of the fabulous weekend bag that edel sent me...
Edel's package arrived a couple of hours before I left for a weekend trip and its totally perfect, I packed 2 days worth of stuff (and extra) in it!

and here are some extra goodies she included, a couple of really cute bird pins off my wist, a great little pouch (perfect for the traveling jewelry) and a sweet lil' skully that my daughter has been eyeing up :)


It was fun swapping with you, congratulations on winning the shrine challenge and enjoy all the shrine making goodies!  oh, and the white tags are old stock tags, I think they're the names of different ranches that the stockyards  use to identify the cattle.  a random antique store find :)  the arm and leg are milagros that I picked up in Mexico last time I was there.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 18, 2009 04:43:16 PM
Is your daughter on craftster at all, Edel? Do you think she could be persuaded to join? All the pictures I've seen and the things you've said make her sound like a really awesome person :-)


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: edelC on June 19, 2009 03:20:21 AM
Persephone Hazard  how sweet...I will show her this post. She did sign up ages ago, but I think she sees craftster as my thing, although she is very artistic and definitely has a good eye so it is a shame she doesnt do more of it. 

And she is an awesome person. i feel incredibly lucky, she is 14 now, you would imagine that 14=bratty teenage attitude, but she is lovely, intelligent and a real joy, she is wonderful to have around. We are heading off on our travels again this week, we have travelled around the world a couple of times together and i couldnt wish for a better travelling companion.



Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: cookimistress on June 23, 2009 07:19:28 AM
I have received form SugarySweet, for whom I made the cupcake scarf she posted earlier, my very.first.POPPET!!!!! YAY!!!


Why, she's Alive Cullen of course!!! :D


SugarySweet even made her sparkle!!! Here she is posing in the sunlight so you can see ;P




Here she is with Jasper Bear <3 [signed by the actor who plays him]




And SugarySweet even made her necklace!



I adore her, and I can't wait to make her an entire wardrobe lol Poppet addiction, here I come! ;)

She is SO coming to the Twilight Convention with me next week! Oh yes, there will be pictures! hehe. The actress that plays Alice will be there, so hopefully I can get a photo or autograph with my Alice Poppet :)

Thank you so much SugarySweet! She's perfection in glitter form, just like a true Cullen hehehe


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: SugarySweet on June 23, 2009 10:47:14 AM
Wow, you got the sparkle in the pictures!! I tried a few times and could not see it!!

I'm really happy to hear you love her. Can't wait to see pictures from the convention.


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: Maimun on June 24, 2009 07:00:47 PM
I did a personal swap of inchies with Lindyv321.  These are the great inchies she sent:


Thank you, Lindy!


Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: lindyv321 on June 25, 2009 10:36:22 AM
And here are the inchies, paper stars, and gorgeous inchie holder I received from MunLtStmpr




Title: Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Second Quarter 2009
Post by: guineverefree on June 30, 2009 07:05:11 AM
I did a personal swap with Atsuko (third one I think?) I sent her a couple of broomstick lace scarves and she sent me some awesome jewlery!!



I've had them for probably 3 weeks now (sorry it took me so long Atsuko!) and have worn the pin or the ring just about everyday! I get tons of compliments on them!

Thanks again, totally love them!