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Title: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 19, 2009 12:30:48 PM
This is a LONG swap. Please understand that I don't want anyone to go MIA, so you are required to check in and post in this thread once a week for the next 15 weeks.

Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 10
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kishcrafts
Co-Organizer: n/a
Sign-up date range: May 19th-May 26th or until 24 participants have signed up
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: May 29th
Send Visitor Back Home: Sept 8th
 
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, but remember to check with a parent if you are under 16

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each PARTICIPANT  to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least TWO months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:
Round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50496.0
Round 1 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63714.0

Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69949.0
Round 2 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77999.0

Round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85465.0
Round 3 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101202.0

Round 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103425.0
Round 4 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106504.0

Round 5: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=128528.0
Round 5 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134411.0

Round 6: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=152786.0
Round 6 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157312.0

Round 7: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172134.msg1765863#msg1765863
Round 7 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174967.0

Round 8: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237042.0
Round 8 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.0

Round 9:
Round 9 Gallery:

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by May 29th, along with a BIOGRAPHY (likes/dislikes/personality traits) and CONTRACT.  Your partner will sign the CONTRACT and send it back to you ASAP. The contact is so that they promise to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own and to send it home when the LV Visit is over.

You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV and writing his/her/its bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are 4 days after partners are matched up.

Once you receive your LV, show them around!  You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community.  Of course, the more places they visit, the better!  And be sure to take lots of pictures to send home with your new friend!

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal/diary type thing. (If anyone is going to have a problem with the 15 printed pictures please let me know when you sign up!!) I know not everyone is a scrapper/paper crafter but please do you best to send something you are proud of.  I highly recommend sending any additional pics on a CD or even a link to your Flickr/Photobucket gallery of  your Little Visitor.

You are also required to send 5 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip.  The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both.  Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area!  In previous rounds, craftsters have made their little visitors outfits or accessories, so you may do that too if you like.  Discuss how much you'd like to send with your partner.

Send your LV home by Sept 8th.  I know that's a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LV's as many holiday excursions as possible!  If you'd like to send the LV back earlier, again please discuss it with your partner.

To Reiterate:
* Send your LV, his/her/its bio, and the contract to your partner by May 29th
*Sign your partner's contract and mail it back AS SOON as you receive the LV.
*Take your LV around town and show them the sights!  Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
*Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
*Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by Spet 8th


IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A DC NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If you’re mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! And I require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so I can verify that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner and also when you have sent your LV back home.

Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them!  If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let me know!  I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.

THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND IT’S LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND
- small is better than large. not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back!  also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 10 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We had issues with LVs being too large to bring in a purse etc.
- swaps aren’t perfect, and neither is the mail system. please don’t send something you’d be heartbroken to lose. There have been flakers in previous rounds.
- for better photos, send a LV that Is poseable (this is just a suggestion, most will not be posable, and that is ok)
- your partner might have allergies, so it’s best not to send something your cat loves to cuddle up with or that’s been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV doesn’t have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet instead!

If you’re up for it, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread. That way I’ll know that you’ll get notification of anything I post here.

If you want to participate, please put LV SWAP ROUND 10 as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (kishcrafts). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

The only things I will take into consideration when pairing partners up are:
1. willingness to ship outside of your own country
2. allergies and/or pets
3. making sure to not send you a LV from your surrounding area

Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 10
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Please confirm that you are at least 13 year of age:
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners et.c.?
Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?
Is your LV from a home where people smoke?
Is your LV from a home with pets?
Does your LV have a religious affiliation?
Does your LV have a political affiliation?
Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Swappers within the USA shouldn't have any problems)
Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?
Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?
Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?
What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?
What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?
Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)
Are you of legal drinking age where you live?  Is your LV?
What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?
What size is your LV?
Any type of LV you would not like to host? (for example, I do not like clowns, so I would not enjoy hosting a LV that is a clown, *shudder*)
List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)
Do you have/have access to a camera?
Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?
Can you send the 5 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or storebought.)
Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?
Anything else you would like to let your partner know?
Do you have a WIST?
BLOG?
Facebook/myspace? (please provide links)

Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (kishcrafts). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

Here is a sample contract from one of the previous rounds:
http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html

Another change: the gallery will be like all the other swap galleries. We are no longer doing the mini galleries.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 19, 2009 12:31:10 PM
name = feedback has been given
name = received
name = sent
name = both
name = contact me immediately

PARTNERS:
Wildfyre - FruityLoops
FruityLoops - Wildfyre


tcha345 - koalascout
koalascout - tcha345

Slingmomma - Lmcbride
Lmcbride - Slingmomma


drinkdrankdrunk - kjlutz
kjlutz- drinkdrankdrunk

KiwiDragons - Lunamione
Lunamione - KiwiDragons

ptarmic wumpus - Jenna_Gayle
Jenna_Gayle - ptarmic wumpus

Avian Flight - littlebiskit
littlebiskit - Avian Flight

jrain - vamping
vamping - jrain

hockamama - BonBabbu
BonBabbu - hockamama

sg1psychopath - moawk
moawk - sg1psychopath

EssHaych - Transatlanticism
Transatlanticism - EssHaych


PirateColey - malisha
malisha - PirateColey




Participants:

1. kishcrafts (organizer only)
2. Wildfyre
3. tcha345
4. kjlutz
5. drinkdrankdrunk
6. KiwiDragons
7. littlebiskit
8. Transatlanticism
9. Avian Flight
10. Lmcbride
11. BonBabbu
12. malisha
13. PirateColey
14. vamping
15. hockamama
16. moawk
17. Slingmomma (nnew)
18. Lunamione
19. sg1psychopath
20. EssHaych
21. Jenna_Gayle
22. FruityLoops
23. jrain
24. ptarmic wumpus*
25. koalascout


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 19, 2009 12:46:19 PM
Yay!! I sent my info in  ;D

Here is my LV - Ms Morel-


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on May 19, 2009 12:50:02 PM
Hmmmmmm... this sounds interesting!  I'll have to think about this one!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: beckashell on May 19, 2009 12:52:03 PM
Thanks for organising Kish! I'm so sad I can't join in, but i'll help you again next round when I've set up a home base.
Let me know if you want help beforehand though. I don't leave the country till June 8.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kjlutz on May 19, 2009 02:00:55 PM
Thanks so much for doing this Kish. 

Info Sent. 

I will post a picture once it is sunny enough to get a good shot. 


Just curious, is there a reason we aren't doing mini galleries this time?  No worries if it's just a preference thing...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on May 19, 2009 02:39:38 PM
I just sent in my info and I'm super down and excited!

This is the picture I used for the winter round, so he's in his scarf. But I think we can get past that.



That's Galvin! He's wicked excited and so am I!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 19, 2009 03:26:36 PM
Hmmm, I don't have my info saved anywhere but my home computer.  I'll probably send it in tonight when I get home, provided there are still spots left.   ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 19, 2009 04:48:01 PM
Just curious, is there a reason we aren't doing mini galleries this time?  No worries if it's just a preference thing...

I think it was decided to not do them because I got a bit of feedback about ppl not liking not getting the notifications of new pics/posts. If you all really want them we can do it but I was going on what I heard after last round. We can discuss it until sign ups are over and then decide then what we all want. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: PirateColey on May 19, 2009 05:01:52 PM

I'm totally in on this one. Will have to craft someone up this week and then send in my info. LV swaps were the reason I finally broke down and stopped lurking on Craftster. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 19, 2009 05:18:43 PM
I think it was decided to not do them because I got a bit of feedback about ppl not liking not getting the notifications of new pics/posts. If you all really want them we can do it but I was going on what I heard after last round. We can discuss it until sign ups are over and then decide then what we all want. :)

It was kind of disappointing not getting the notifications. I know I probably missed far more of the pictures than in any other swap because of it..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 19, 2009 05:21:55 PM
I think it was decided to not do them because I got a bit of feedback about ppl not liking not getting the notifications of new pics/posts. If you all really want them we can do it but I was going on what I heard after last round. We can discuss it until sign ups are over and then decide then what we all want. :)

It was kind of disappointing not getting the notifications. I know I probably missed far more of the pictures than in any other swap because of it..

Lots (including me) liked having all of your LV's travel pics in one mini gallery but even more participants didn't like the notifications not being received because of the mini galley. we will go with the normal gallery system for this round. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 19, 2009 05:28:02 PM
It's too bad there wasn't a way to do both- have the convenience of having all of your pictures grouped together.. plus have notices sent out  :P

Unless everyone posted a separate message "Hey, ___ gallery is updated" in the gallery thread when they updated their gallery. Would that work?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 19, 2009 06:14:56 PM
I'm going to think of some ideas and possibly join this swap! I having been watching them for a while!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 19, 2009 06:26:46 PM
Just sent in my questionnaire. This is my favorite swap! This round I'm sending Zazie the Unicorn.


As far as mini galleries-I really liked them. I thought it was neat to see all the pictures of one LVs adventures in one place. I just checked it every so often-I didn't mind not getting updates, but I'll do whatever this round. It all works for me.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 19, 2009 06:39:10 PM
Zazie is adorable! I love Unicorns  :) She looks super-soft too


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 19, 2009 07:30:40 PM
Zazie is adorable! I love Unicorns  :) She looks super-soft too
Well, she will be quite pleased to hear that! She is soft too-like that minky feeling fur.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Transatlanticism on May 19, 2009 07:55:22 PM
I've never done a swap before, but I'm totally in this sounds like a lot of fun! I'm gonna send my rainbow dinosaur Walter!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 19, 2009 07:58:29 PM
I sent in my answers, so if I made it in time, I'll be in!  I'm currently crafting up a sister for Chloe so that my daughter won't miss her too badly!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 19, 2009 08:33:10 PM
Ok, I broke down.. gonna join after seeing all the old pics from the last round of LV I was in. I'll post my stuffie after I send in the questionnaire.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Transatlanticism on May 19, 2009 08:36:33 PM
Here's a picture of Walter!






Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 19, 2009 09:26:04 PM
How big is Walter? And are you really 9 years old Transatlanticism or was that a mistake on your profile?  You sound very mature. :)

Here's my LV though I'm waiting for approval from kish. The pic's fuzzy because I used my laptop cam.

She doesn't have a name yet and her bear costume is removable (though she looks naked without it).



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on May 19, 2009 09:47:25 PM
Oh my goodness Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE HELLO KITTY! I would be REALLY excited if I got you as a partner. How do you feel about little green t-rexes?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 19, 2009 09:49:03 PM
Little green t-rexes are awesome in my book!! I want a small LV so I can take it everywhere!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on May 19, 2009 10:35:48 PM
He's a strong and mighty 6 inches! A nice little package of angst (he's moody, but lovable).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 19, 2009 11:13:53 PM
He's a strong and mighty 6 inches! A nice little package of angst (he's moody, but lovable).

If I remember correctly your little trex likes to bite! hahahahaha


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on May 19, 2009 11:45:39 PM
He's a strong and mighty 6 inches! A nice little package of angst (he's moody, but lovable).

If I remember correctly your little trex likes to bite! hahahahaha

tee-hee! Just little love nips! That's all...  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: BonBabbu on May 20, 2009 01:05:02 AM
Just sent in my info! I can't wait for the swap to start! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Lmcbride on May 20, 2009 06:34:03 AM
I just sent in my info and now I better get crafting to finish up my LV.   :)  And select a name.  And figure out the personality for the personal profile for her.  Yikes, so much to do!  I'm very excited about this!  (assuming I get approved for the swap, but I think I will). :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 20, 2009 08:49:01 AM
Lmcbride, welcome to your first LV swap!  and BonBabbu, you musta been super excited cause I got your questionnaire 2x's LOL



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: malisha on May 20, 2009 09:12:04 AM
Just sent in my questionnaire. This is my favorite swap! This round I'm sending Zazie the Unicorn.


Funny! I'm sending a unicorn too!!! hehe!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 20, 2009 09:27:03 AM
Aww I just realized Galvin has been to NY before! Someone was from Brooklyn in the last round? I'm from Brooklyn! Plus, your hometown is So. Cal? I will be taking my LV around NY and the bay area in Cali. We're most likely going to Yosemite National Park too. So I'm guessing unless you want to repeat NY (I can do new places?), you won't be getting hello kitty.  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kjlutz on May 20, 2009 11:09:03 AM
I definitely see both sides of the gallery issue.

It's too bad there wasn't a way to do both- have the convenience of having all of your pictures grouped together.. plus have notices sent out  :P

Unless everyone posted a separate message "Hey, ___ gallery is updated" in the gallery thread when they updated their gallery. Would that work?

I wonder if something like this would work or if it would get crazy complicated...
I think it's a bit of "6 of one a half dozen of the other".  I really like the organization of the mini-gallery set up (as i know I will lose track of who's connected with who and what not if it's all jumbled up) but I also know I have missed things in past rounds due to not checking often enough.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 20, 2009 11:33:40 AM
I definitely see both sides of the gallery issue.

It's too bad there wasn't a way to do both- have the convenience of having all of your pictures grouped together.. plus have notices sent out  :P

Unless everyone posted a separate message "Hey, ___ gallery is updated" in the gallery thread when they updated their gallery. Would that work?

I wonder if something like this would work or if it would get crazy complicated...
I think it's a bit of "6 of one a half dozen of the other".  I really like the organization of the mini-gallery set up (as i know I will lose track of who's connected with who and what not if it's all jumbled up) but I also know I have missed things in past rounds due to not checking often enough.

I think that would become a bit too much as far as posts go. Also, if you REALLY wanted to do a mini gallery you totally could. I am just not making everyone do it. But if you want to go for it, and I can put a link to your mini on the 1st page of the gallery. I leave it up to each of you to decide what you want. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: tcha345 on May 20, 2009 12:08:42 PM


my little visitor, Tyranno :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 20, 2009 12:25:33 PM
so many cute dinos!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: malisha on May 20, 2009 12:30:06 PM
Here's the best shot i could get of Aleera! She's soo excited to be traveling!! She hasnt stopped telling me the places she'd like to visit!


I swear i'll post a better picture when i find my camera cable!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: PirateColey on May 20, 2009 03:09:23 PM

I sent in my info today and I have a half-finished mouse on the desk next to me... waiting to go! I'll try to finish her up tonight or tomorrow and post up a picture. I'm super excited about this swap!!!!!

/bounce


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 20, 2009 04:35:19 PM
Wow, 2 unicorns? And several dinos too! Zazie is already packed and pretty much ready to go. Now all we need is an address. I can't wait to see where she goes and who comes here.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Transatlanticism on May 20, 2009 05:52:47 PM
Haha walter is just a little bit bigger than my hand, I don't have a ruler, and I have fairly small hands... sorry for the unorthodox measurements!
So he's pretty small, but don't tell him that he likes to think he's big and whatnot.

And ha nope, I'm actually almost eighteen. Though some days I feel nine!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 20, 2009 05:55:28 PM
Here's the best shot i could get of Aleera! She's soo excited to be traveling!! She hasnt stopped telling me the places she'd like to visit!
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/IMG0000081.jpg
I swear i'll post a better picture when i find my camera cable!


how big is this unicorn?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on May 20, 2009 06:55:52 PM
Aww I just realized Galvin has been to NY before! Someone was from Brooklyn in the last round? I'm from Brooklyn! Plus, your hometown is So. Cal? I will be taking my LV around NY and the bay area in Cali. We're most likely going to Yosemite National Park too. So I'm guessing unless you want to repeat NY (I can do new places?), you won't be getting hello kitty.  :-\

Oh no! Gavlin has been to NY. He didn't get to see too many sites because his host mommy got too busy in the real world. I don't know! I'm also gonna end up in the Bay Area because that's where the parents are... maybe our LV love was not meant to be. :-\ Your Hello Kitty is still sweet though.


so many cute dinos!

All the dinos should get together for an awesome dino-bash!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 20, 2009 08:06:48 PM
So many cute little visitors! I will be sending in my info tomorrow, I am too tired to type it out right now! I hope I will make it in, I have an awesome pattern for a little ducky that I would love to make.... any thoughts on whether I should use yellow or "cookie monster" blue faux fur? Just thought I would throw that out to see what sort of response I would get before making him up!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: beckashell on May 20, 2009 09:02:48 PM
So many cute little visitors! I will be sending in my info tomorrow, I am too tired to type it out right now! I hope I will make it in, I have an awesome pattern for a little ducky that I would love to make.... any thoughts on whether I should use yellow or "cookie monster" blue faux fur? Just thought I would throw that out to see what sort of response I would get before making him up!

cookie monster. definitely  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 20, 2009 09:27:15 PM
Ooh, more people, yay! I found out I'm probably going to Las Vegas too while I'm in Cali! Neat.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: sammiejayr on May 20, 2009 10:22:51 PM
This is sooo tempting!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 20, 2009 11:01:17 PM
might have to do this, Ive done one before, but got a wee bit disheartened after all the trouble I had with not hearing from my partner  :-\ but Ill have faith in you... if Im allowed to join in lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: vamping on May 21, 2009 12:31:11 AM
Questionnaire sent!  Super duper excited.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: hockamama on May 21, 2009 05:23:50 AM
I just sent in my questionnaire....fingers are crossed!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: beckashell on May 21, 2009 07:17:02 AM
might have to do this, Ive done one before, but got a wee bit disheartened after all the trouble I had with not hearing from my partner  :-\ but Ill have faith in you... if Im allowed to join in lol

I'm sure you'll have better luck this time around!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 21, 2009 09:24:38 AM
might have to do this, Ive done one before, but got a wee bit disheartened after all the trouble I had with not hearing from my partner  :-\ but Ill have faith in you... if Im allowed to join in lol

I'm sure it will go better this round :) I know how bad it sucks being flaked on..

Wow, I just realized this is my fourth round of this swap. It's addicting!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: moawk on May 21, 2009 09:34:18 AM
Just sent my info! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 21, 2009 09:53:09 AM
Wow, I just realized this is my fourth round of this swap. It's addicting!
This is my 3rd time doing it-you're right, it's addicting!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kjlutz on May 21, 2009 10:29:04 AM
It's not addicting, it's a lifestyle  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 21, 2009 11:48:17 AM
It's not addicting, it's a lifestyle  ;D

Exactly!

I'm just happy that I finally get to take a LV to Alaska with me :-) Every other round of this swap has just missed my travel dates  :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: PirateColey on May 21, 2009 01:24:39 PM

Here's Piccolo! She's ready to go, though I might make her some sort of outfit or whatnot...



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 21, 2009 01:33:58 PM
Just sent in my info!!! Will get a picture up hopefully tomorrow night of my LV once he/she is done!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 21, 2009 01:53:53 PM

Here's Piccolo! She's ready to go, though I might make her some sort of outfit or whatnot...

Piccolo is too cute!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 21, 2009 02:02:26 PM

Here's Piccolo! She's ready to go, though I might make her some sort of outfit or whatnot...

You could wait until you find out where she is going and then make her an appropriate outfit - swimsuit for the beach,etc  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 21, 2009 02:04:10 PM

Here's Piccolo! She's ready to go, though I might make her some sort of outfit or whatnot...

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/Piccolo_1.jpg

Oh, she's beautiful!  I promise if she comes my way, I won't let the kitties do more than snuggle with her, LOL.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: PaleAngelLex on May 21, 2009 04:00:14 PM
I'd really love to do this, but i think I'll have to wait for another round. I don't go anywhere during the summer. This would rock if I were still in school though. Next time, I'm so in.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: PirateColey on May 21, 2009 06:20:07 PM

Ooo- Making an outfit to suit her travel location is a great idea!!

And I wouldn't worry too much about her with cats- I have four of them and so far they haven't bothered her too much... Though I'm surprised- I would have thought her tail and frilly hair would taunt them ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 21, 2009 07:30:12 PM
Piccolo is really adorable! That hair is crazy fun.

And an Alaskan trip? How exciting for whichever LV get to go! That would be a lot of fun. I'm always jealous of the LVs-I want to be tucked into a pocket and travel around.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: vamping on May 21, 2009 08:26:44 PM
I feel stupid asking this, but can someone explain what sort of contract we're to send with our LVS?
Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: beckashell on May 21, 2009 08:54:20 PM
I feel stupid asking this, but can someone explain what sort of contract we're to send with our LVS?
Thanks!

You are free to create your own OR you can use this one from previous rounds:
http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png (http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png)
 :D




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 21, 2009 09:13:33 PM
And an Alaskan trip? How exciting for whichever LV get to go! That would be a lot of fun. I'm always jealous of the LVs-I want to be tucked into a pocket and travel around.

Same here! It's been a lifelong dream of mine to go to Australia.. and last round that's exactly where my LV went! I was so jealous!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Lunamione on May 22, 2009 03:45:11 AM
And an Alaskan trip? How exciting for whichever LV get to go! That would be a lot of fun. I'm always jealous of the LVs-I want to be tucked into a pocket and travel around.

Same here! It's been a lifelong dream of mine to go to Australia.. and last round that's exactly where my LV went! I was so jealous!  :D

Did Ivy have fun?? I hope she shared all her memories with you :D I was freaking out last round that no one would want to come to Australia and I'm feeling the same swap anxiety all over again! ::)
Esme-Alice looks set to go, I put her down in the sign up form but I also have a small, well dressed duck who is asking to go so my LV may change at the last minute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: beccabadger on May 22, 2009 07:41:42 AM
I think I have to join this! If only my mum was a member of craftster, she would join too. She takes her bear out with her quite often and gets lots of pics. Now to choose who to send!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 22, 2009 07:42:03 AM

Did Ivy have fun?? I hope she shared all her memories with you :D I was freaking out last round that no one would want to come to Australia and I'm feeling the same swap anxiety all over again! ::)
Esme-Alice looks set to go, I put her down in the sign up form but I also have a small, well dressed duck who is asking to go so my LV may change at the last minute!
I definitely don't think there will be a shortage of LVs that want to visit Australia! Or others too-I would love to myself, but I'm a little bigger than 6 inches! Ha ha.
Esme-Alice is so darned cute, but I'm intrigued by a well dressed duck.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: moawk on May 22, 2009 08:09:14 AM
Here's my little visitor, Knut:



I think he's trying to impress the ladies ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 22, 2009 09:15:33 AM

Did Ivy have fun?? I hope she shared all her memories with you :D I was freaking out last round that no one would want to come to Australia and I'm feeling the same swap anxiety all over again! ::)
Esme-Alice looks set to go, I put her down in the sign up form but I also have a small, well dressed duck who is asking to go so my LV may change at the last minute!

Ivy had a blast! :) Although she had to fight my husband for those chocolates you sent back with her.

Hmm.. a well dressed duck? Intriguing. Is he smallish too? Esme-Alice's size is perfect for this swap. She was easily portable yet showed up well in most pictures.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: EssHaych on May 22, 2009 09:20:28 AM
I'd love to take part in this! I've never done a swap before, so I hope that'd be ok  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: FruityLoops on May 22, 2009 11:49:22 AM
Ooooh gosh, now see I said I wasn't going to do another LV swap until next year as I was so sad to get flaked on during the last one and lose my poor SuperMonkey (who had been in the previous round too) who I miss very greatly :'(, but I did have a really good time on this swap last summer and did have a fantastic angel in Beckashell (thanx again Becka!!) who totally spoilt me and sent me a super new stuffie who I bet would love to go travelling again (though he hasn't been here for long!)... so I am very tempted....

If I do sign up HefferJooBug is totally gonna say "told you so" cos she said I'd never be able to pass up another round...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 22, 2009 12:32:40 PM
Ooooh gosh, now see I said I wasn't going to do another LV swap until next year as I was so sad to get flaked on during the last one and lose my poor SuperMonkey (who had been in the previous round too) who I miss very greatly :'(, but I did have a really good time on this swap last summer and did have a fantastic angel in Beckashell (thanx again Becka!!) who totally spoilt me and sent me a super new stuffie who I bet would love to go travelling again (though he hasn't been here for long!)... so I am very tempted....

If I do sign up HefferJooBug is totally gonna say "told you so" cos she said I'd never be able to pass up another round...

Awww.. come on.. you know you want to  ;D

Flakers suck but you can't let them ruin it for you  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: beckashell on May 22, 2009 01:39:45 PM
Ooooh gosh, now see I said I wasn't going to do another LV swap until next year as I was so sad to get flaked on during the last one and lose my poor SuperMonkey (who had been in the previous round too) who I miss very greatly :'(, but I did have a really good time on this swap last summer and did have a fantastic angel in Beckashell (thanx again Becka!!) who totally spoilt me and sent me a super new stuffie who I bet would love to go travelling again (though he hasn't been here for long!)... so I am very tempted....

If I do sign up HefferJooBug is totally gonna say "told you so" cos she said I'd never be able to pass up another round...

Do it!! Mr Toast needs to see the world :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: FruityLoops on May 22, 2009 01:53:18 PM
Baaaah I'm so rubbish at resisting, I just sent in my questionnaire a few mins ago, Mr Toast is sooooooo excited!!  The only downfall is that I'll be sad to see him leave since he's only been here for like a month but he has such itchy feet ;)

I'll post a piccie of him for all to see once I've been confirmed as making it into the swap :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 22, 2009 02:09:48 PM
Only 3 spots are left! Looks like we will probably be full before the 26th but still plan on getting partners no earlier than the 27th as it is a long holiday weekend and mr.kishcrafts birthday. :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: FruityLoops on May 22, 2009 02:41:15 PM
Yey, I made it to the list  8)  And happy holiday weekend and birthday to Mr Kishcrafts!

And here's a piccie of my LV, Mr Toast enjoying a nice tipple! ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 22, 2009 02:46:31 PM
Aww Mr. Toast is so cool! I will have my LV all sewn up tonight so will have pictures for you all to see of my little ducky!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 22, 2009 03:47:13 PM
I'm glad Mr. Toast decided to join in. I still can't believe we lost 2 monkeys last round, but angels are awesome. Like someone said earlier, these swaps are like a lifestyle! It is hard to just say no.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: EssHaych on May 22, 2009 04:11:01 PM
Yay I'm on the list! Thank You! I'm v. excited - I'll make my stuffie right away and have a pic up tomorrow hopefully ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 22, 2009 04:25:57 PM
mr. toast is so cute!!

and so is your avatar EssHaych!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Lunamione on May 22, 2009 04:45:23 PM
I love Mr Toast! He's so adorable just think of all the fun you could have with him :D I keep seeing his picture all over the internet, is he a cartoon character?

I'd take a picture of Mr Well Dressed Duck for you Wildfyre but we just moved and I can't remember which box I packed my camera in... we're unpacking on the weekend so I'm sure it'll turn up in time :D I'm most likely still sending Esme though, as long as I feel absolutly sure my partner isn't going to flake! Well Dressed Duck is only my backup if she gets cold feet. He is the same size as Esme, maybe a little shorter, slightly fatter ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: EssHaych on May 22, 2009 04:47:23 PM
Thank You Avian Flight! I'm sending one of them stuffies as my LV lol!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Lunamione on May 22, 2009 05:01:21 PM
I still can't believe we lost 2 monkeys last round, but angels are awesome.
Completely off topic but speaking of monkeys, last week one of the orangutans at Adelaide Zoo escaped from her enclosure ;D It was so funny, they said on the news that she had worked out how to dissable the electric fence, then built a ladder out of tree branches and mulch and climbed out!  :o It didn't take them long to catch her and she went back in voluntarily once she worked out she was in trouble :P
Adelaide Zoo is also going to get two pandas soon!  :D I can't wait to see them, the LV and I will be fighting the crowds to be first in line ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: jrain on May 22, 2009 05:10:47 PM
I've just sent in my signup form... I hope I've made it in time :-\ The other day I got a book by Daniel Lin called Stray Sock Sewing: making one of a kind creatures from socks and I have made an adorable little piggy based on his design. He really wants to be whirled away on an adventure! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (1 spot open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 22, 2009 05:24:06 PM
only 1 spot remains....... :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: Lunamione on May 22, 2009 06:12:06 PM
I have made an adorable little piggy based on his design. He really wants to be whirled away on an adventure! :D
Awww sock piggy sounds adorable.

1 spot left? The excitement is reaching crazy levels over at our house!;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (1 spot open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 22, 2009 06:55:57 PM
I'm glad it looks like this swap is going to fill up! It's a good thing my weekend is unbearable busy or I might not be able to stand the wait. I hope everyone has a great weekend (and a long one for us in the US).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (1 spot open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 22, 2009 09:42:03 PM
We are CLOSED! Glad to see so many LV swap veterans and a handful of new LV swappers as well. See ya'all next week!

Also, make sure to post a picture of your LV ASAP! Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on May 22, 2009 10:51:13 PM
Just made it under the wire.....I'm planning on sending an LV veteran, Lyle: (really bad photo)



I rescued him from the thrift store a while ago, and he enjoys going on adventures. Whoever he swaps places with will get to come with me on my trip to China this summer  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on May 22, 2009 11:50:11 PM
Is Lyle a lobster? He has a cute face :)

Here is Esme-Alice in Forks last year. (picture courtesy of Wildfyre) :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 23, 2009 12:33:21 AM
Whoa, China? That's awesome! I wish I was going someplace extra fun this summer, but it will mostly be tourist stuff at home. (:

Esme-Alice looks so at home in Forks. I'm still jealous she got to go there!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 23, 2009 04:19:05 AM

This swap is going to be so much fun!! Everyone has such adorable stuffies to send!!

And that monkey escape story was great. I wish I could have seen it... crazy-arsed zoo life...

I was at my parent's house when I filled out the questionnaire and my mother keeps calling me with ideas of where to take my visitor. lol. I think she's excited as I am! And I just found out I'm going to be taking a trip to the lakes during this swap, so whoever visits me will get to see a few lakes- including one of the Great Lakes. Bring your swimming suit!! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on May 23, 2009 07:35:15 AM
Yay, I'm so glad I made it! I'm going out shopping to get some buttons or beads to make piggy's eyes so I'll post a photo later on today or tomorrow when he can finally see! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 23, 2009 07:38:32 AM
OMG I LOVE LOBSTERS!! Do you like hello kitties? I would loooove to have Lyle visit me if the parameters fit (hint hint nudge nudge kish).  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 23, 2009 10:07:22 AM
Aawww, everyone's LV's are so cute!!  ;D
And wow, a trip to China sounds excellent!  :o My Dad would be jealous; he's always wanted to go to China lol!
My Lv's finished now; I just need to get a piccie of him ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on May 23, 2009 11:06:42 AM
yeahhh!!!!!!  mel will be so excited he gets to travel again. will post a picture later. i have to find it first.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 23, 2009 11:18:54 AM
Yay! So excited to find out who gets to travel around Ontario with me! I finished my little ducky last night, he is just missing his beak! Once he has it, his picture will be posted!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 23, 2009 12:20:24 PM
Here's Eddie the Eggbert! He's very excited about getting to travel this summer!  ;D




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 23, 2009 12:24:57 PM
ah! the unicorn measures 10 x 4 inches, i dont know why she looks that big on the picture! Anyway... yesterday my little nephew came by and fell in love wiht aleera!!! And she asked me to borrow it for the next 3 weeks!(when we will see each other again) and aleera wanted to go with her!! so.. she wont be traveling this time! In her place... Ameyaltzin will go (her name is in Nahuatl, the Aztecs language, and means little water spring)


I know... she is a pork! but... she is 100% flu-free!!

We're so excited she's traveling!!! she has already started packing!
And i'm excited too!!! cant wait to know who's comming with me!! we'll go to many fun places!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 23, 2009 03:03:23 PM

I was at my parent's house when I filled out the questionnaire and my mother keeps calling me with ideas of where to take my visitor. lol. I think she's excited as I am!

It's a family thing here too.. my parents are always anxious to "meet" the newest guest and my husband loves helping with the pictures and playing tour guide :)

I can't wait for send outs. I'm hoping whoever I'm hosting gets here by June 6th so they can go to Eastern WA with us.. but if not that's ok. There will be other trips. Besides the Alaska trip I'll be taking my LV to the Northwest's largest Datsun show  ;D! Plus there will be hikes at Mt Rainier.. and 4wheeling.. and.. oh I'm so excited for partners to be assigned!  :D

Does anyone have any name ideas for Ms Mushroom? Her picture is on page one.. she's so quiet! I just can't get her name out of her..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 23, 2009 04:33:27 PM
mmm what about mushi (moshi) something like that
also... mmm my favourite kind of mushroom is like the one in mario (red with white spots) ... it's real name is "amanita muscaria" you can name her amanita or muscaria or something that comes from that name.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 23, 2009 05:24:08 PM
Here's a picture of my LV:


Hope you like him! He makes me think of a duck version of cookie monster! I also made a post about both him and his yellow ducky sister here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306145.0

He is still nameless so any suggestions?!?!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 23, 2009 06:30:29 PM
slingmomma, omg you MADE that duckie?! he's adorable!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 23, 2009 06:36:08 PM
Thank you! Sure did! He is made all separately then handsewn together, wings, head, tail and beak all onto the main body! It has to be one of the easiest toy patterns I have used!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on May 23, 2009 08:20:06 PM

And that monkey escape story was great. I wish I could have seen it... crazy-arsed zoo life...


Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4bwp90dOTU   ;D

This is the zoo my LV will be going to visit :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on May 23, 2009 08:31:52 PM
Here's Eddie the Eggbert! He's very excited about getting to travel this summer!  ;D

 :o :o
Eddie is one of the most adorable little things I have ever seen!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 23, 2009 10:03:02 PM
Oh my gosh-another adorable LV. Mr. Blue Duck is so cute. I can't wait to get started. Too bad I don't have an LV right now. I'm stuck in the parking lot after a concert. It'll probably be an hour before we get out of here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on May 24, 2009 01:28:06 AM
Here's Lottie with her brother Louis. Lottie (left) will be the one traveling. She can't wait to get going, and Louis can't wait to meet our visitor.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 24, 2009 06:02:10 AM
Aww those two are so cute and look so cuddly!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 24, 2009 06:12:59 AM
Does anyone have any name ideas for Ms Mushroom? Her picture is on page one.. she's so quiet! I just can't get her name out of her..

Now that I am at home on the computer instead of on my cell phone I can make a better post. First, I want the 2nd the name: Amanita for Ms. Mushroom. Of course, I like Ms. Mushroom for a name too!! Ha ha. Whatever you call her, she is one of the cutest mushrooms I've ever seen! I do love mushrooms, but I promise to not eat her if she visits me. (:

I can't think of anything cute for a name for Mr. Blue Duck (which is what I call him-I hope it's a him).

The new "puffballs" (sorry for the general term) are adorable! There are a lot of fun creatures this round.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 24, 2009 08:18:10 AM

Alright- I'm getting impatient! Is it partner time yet??  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on May 24, 2009 08:21:12 AM
They are really cuddly and soft! They're nice and small though so easy to carry around.

I'm getting impatient too! I've already got ideas of where to take my visitor. Whoever I get is going to go so many places, and have so many pictures taken!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 24, 2009 09:17:45 AM
Aawww Thank You Lunamione! ;D

Nice work on the blue duckie, Slingmomma!! :o

I love everyone's LV's!!  So sweet! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on May 24, 2009 09:45:56 AM
Wish I could have my LV by this Friday as Mr Loops are going on a long weekend away, but short of teleport technology that would be impossible!!  Have another trip away planned for a few days but that isn't until November when the swap will be well over :(  Never mind though, I'll make sure there will be lots of other photo opps around here :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 24, 2009 10:12:30 AM
I agree! I am getting anxious too! I am starting to plan my summer now that I have a reason to take lots of pictures! I am going to get some pictures of Mr. Blue Duckie this afternoon in the sunshine today!! I can't wait to see who comes to visit!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 24, 2009 11:41:09 AM
I just hope that my LV gets here before the 31'st! because we are having the town fair and... there are lots of local crafts and games and fun activities to take my lv to!! if not.. well there will still be many fun places to take the lv! but... he/she will miss a little of  the typicalness of my town!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on May 24, 2009 01:19:29 PM
Well, I started off on Thursday with just one little piggy but I now have three... how did that happen?! ;)



From left to right we have Mr Ainsley Piggly, Mrs Delia Piggly and their son, Master Jamie Piggly. Jamie has been studying hard recently and has got himself a place at university. As a reward for all of his hard work his parents have decided to fund a trip abroad during his gap year! He will probably have to spend some time working but he is looking forward to having a couple of months away before that. He can't wait to find out who he's going to visit! :D

ETA: Forgot to mention they are all pocket-sized at about 3.5" tall and wide. Ainsley is made entirely from lonely socks that had lost their partners whilst Delia and Jamie have a mix of new and recycled sock parts.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 24, 2009 01:29:17 PM
I do love mushrooms, but I promise to not eat her if she visits me. (:

I'm sure she will be relieved to hear that  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 24, 2009 01:46:07 PM
jrain; I love the piggys!!  ;D
Great names too!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on May 24, 2009 01:59:09 PM
Great names too!  ;)

Hehe, thank you! ;) I named Delia and my boyfriend decided that the other names had to follow suit! He's grown quite attached to them, in fact, here's what I caught him making them do a minute ago:



I'm not sure that Jamie is too pleased to be placed at the bottom of the pile! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 24, 2009 03:22:51 PM
Lol!! Nice bit of balancing!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on May 24, 2009 06:48:56 PM
Awww I like the purple piggy at the top :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on May 24, 2009 11:18:08 PM
Yey, I made it to the list  8)  And happy holiday weekend and birthday to Mr Kishcrafts!

And here's a piccie of my LV, Mr Toast enjoying a nice tipple! ;D



I haven't been on here for a couple of days but I just wanted to say that I LOVE Mr. Toast! I would feel so awesome walking around with a bit of toast everywhere I went!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on May 25, 2009 04:58:24 AM
I was busy all weekend (holding a BBQ fundraiser, church and house hunting) and when I came back there were more than 3 new pages... all the LVs look great.  Pictures of mine will be up later today. 

Can't wait for all the fun to begin.   


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: panda on May 25, 2009 05:21:01 AM
I absolutely love the piggies, but then again I do have a bunch of guinea pigs....

Envy ... I am not in the swap but want one....LOL.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: hockamama on May 25, 2009 05:54:01 AM
oh, goodness, I'm getting so excited!!  I'm sorry it took me so long to get this pic posted; my husband discovered my pogo account, and now I can't seem to get him off the computer! 

anyway, this is my precious LV, Tuesday Grace


she's a petulant little piggy, and thinks nothing of running around in nothing but her favorite socks.  I've explained to her that she really should put a skirt or some article of clothing on if she's going to leave the house, but presently we're at loggerheads.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on May 25, 2009 06:34:09 AM
All these little visitors are so adorable! :) I can't wait to see who I get to show around!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 25, 2009 07:19:28 AM
Okay, Tuesday Grace is adorible!! Too too cute. :)

We've got so many cute LVs!! I can't wait to see where they all go!

And I still laugh every time I see Mr. Toast. It's a good thing we don't get to pick our own partners, because I can see people fighting over him. ;) Same thing with the little mushroom lady!!

OMG! I just realized Sg1psychopath plays the instrument my LV was named after!! It's fun to run into other musical Craftsters!! If I could pick my partner, I think you'd win.  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 25, 2009 07:29:12 AM
Love Tuesday Grace, hockamama!! ;D Did you make her yourself?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on May 25, 2009 07:44:32 AM
here is Mel




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 25, 2009 08:23:19 AM
Same thing with the little mushroom lady!!

Ms Morel  ;)

and yes, all of the LV's are adorable! I can think of a million cool pictures for Mr Toast too.
I'm glad we are being encouraged to go smaller with the stuffies.. they will be so much easier to carry around.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on May 25, 2009 08:51:11 AM
OMG! I just realized Sg1psychopath plays the instrument my LV was named after!! It's fun to run into other musical Craftsters!! If I could pick my partner, I think you'd win.  :D

I intend to take my LV to the summer concert at the orchestra I play (and tutor) in (on both flute and piccolo), so it'd be cool if I did end up with Piccolo! She's so cute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beckashell on May 25, 2009 09:29:08 AM
I'm glad Mr Toast is such a popular little piece of bread!! I do miss him so.

I'm considering getting one of his friends for myself... http://www.theimaginaryworld.com/scroller.html (http://www.theimaginaryworld.com/scroller.html)  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on May 25, 2009 09:36:36 AM
I really like Sr. Cork. :)
I'm glad Mr Toast is such a popular little piece of bread!! I do miss him so.

I'm considering getting one of his friends for myself... http://www.theimaginaryworld.com/scroller.html (http://www.theimaginaryworld.com/scroller.html)  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on May 25, 2009 10:44:58 AM
I'm glad Mr Toast is such a popular little piece of bread!! I do miss him so.

I'm considering getting one of his friends for myself... http://www.theimaginaryworld.com/scroller.html (http://www.theimaginaryworld.com/scroller.html)  :D

Those are all way too cute. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 25, 2009 11:42:29 AM
mr. toast is awesomely cute.. and not a bad price either!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 25, 2009 12:58:22 PM
I want Clem Lemon lol!!  ;D

Love Mel, koalascout!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on May 25, 2009 01:04:50 PM
Sorry for all the delays in getting her picture up, but here is Hellie.



You can see her full post here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306449.0)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 25, 2009 03:40:20 PM
OMG! I just realized Sg1psychopath plays the instrument my LV was named after!! It's fun to run into other musical Craftsters!! If I could pick my partner, I think you'd win.  :D

I intend to take my LV to the summer concert at the orchestra I play (and tutor) in (on both flute and piccolo), so it'd be cool if I did end up with Piccolo! She's so cute!


That would be too cool! I could easily keep a LV away from my animals if allergies were an issue...  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: hockamama on May 25, 2009 05:18:00 PM
Love Tuesday Grace, hockamama!! ;D Did you make her yourself?

thanks, yeah, I finished her on saturday


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beckashell on May 25, 2009 05:33:13 PM
Hellie the helicopter? ADORABLE!! Love that she's from M*A*S*H :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 25, 2009 08:34:14 PM
when are we getting our partners'???  I'm sooo anxious!!!! jeje! cant wait to know who is comming!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (3 spots open!!! SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 25, 2009 09:00:38 PM
Only 3 spots are left! Looks like we will probably be full before the 26th but still plan on getting partners no earlier than the 27th as it is a long holiday weekend and mr.kishcrafts birthday. :)



when are we getting our partners'???  I'm sooo anxious!!!! jeje! cant wait to know who is comming!

you should try and keep up with what I post in the thread so you know what is going on and don't have to post things like this.










Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 25, 2009 09:30:47 PM
yeah i know! i read that before ... i was kind of making a question to the wind! and i guess everybody is anxious to know who they're sending to! it would be weird not to be excited


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on May 26, 2009 02:05:34 AM
OMG! I just realized Sg1psychopath plays the instrument my LV was named after!! It's fun to run into other musical Craftsters!! If I could pick my partner, I think you'd win.  :D

I intend to take my LV to the summer concert at the orchestra I play (and tutor) in (on both flute and piccolo), so it'd be cool if I did end up with Piccolo! She's so cute!

That would be too cool! I could easily keep a LV away from my animals if allergies were an issue...  ;D

They're not that much of an issue (we do have a cat, after all, even though I'm allergic!). I'm normally sneezing at something anyway whether it be animal, pollen, or dust! So I'm guessing you play too?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: hockamama on May 26, 2009 05:08:33 AM
sg1psychopath, I LOVE the kitty in your avatar!!  what is her/his name?  if you've already mentioned it somewhere, forgive me please.  I have a little girl who looks just like yours; she's the love of my life, she's cuppycake.  she's one of 5 inside, but my very favorite of all.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on May 26, 2009 05:22:22 AM
sg1psychopath, I LOVE the kitty in your avatar!!  what is her/his name?  if you've already mentioned it somewhere, forgive me please.  I have a little girl who looks just like yours; she's the love of my life, she's cuppycake.  she's one of 5 inside, but my very favorite of all.

He's called Matt. He's huge, and really nice, apart from when he's attacking my feet!! :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on May 26, 2009 05:41:15 AM
PRESENT FOR WILDFYRE!  ;D



Here are Esme-Alice, Ivy, Lucy (ladybug) and Teddy all together!

I bought myself an identical Ivy on eBay because we all missed her so much! Teddy came home with Esme last swap and Lucy is the identical twin of the ladybug I sent the 'real' Ivy home with (I just had to have one too!)

So its not really Ivy, Ivy, but it makes me smile to see them sitting together on the shelf under my Washington calendar and Forks newspaper :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 26, 2009 09:44:57 AM
OMG! I just realized Sg1psychopath plays the instrument my LV was named after!! It's fun to run into other musical Craftsters!! If I could pick my partner, I think you'd win.  :D

I intend to take my LV to the summer concert at the orchestra I play (and tutor) in (on both flute and piccolo), so it'd be cool if I did end up with Piccolo! She's so cute!

That would be too cool! I could easily keep a LV away from my animals if allergies were an issue...  ;D

They're not that much of an issue (we do have a cat, after all, even though I'm allergic!). I'm normally sneezing at something anyway whether it be animal, pollen, or dust! So I'm guessing you play too?

I played tenor and viola for years... and picked up whatever else was needed to fill in spots in our school groups. Could never master the embouchure for flute though...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 26, 2009 10:03:22 AM
PRESENT FOR WILDFYRE!  ;D

Here are Esme-Alice, Ivy, Lucy (ladybug) and Teddy all together!

I bought myself an identical Ivy on eBay because we all missed her so much! Teddy came home with Esme last swap and Lucy is the identical twin of the ladybug I sent the 'real' Ivy home with (I just had to have one too!)

So its not really Ivy, Ivy, but it makes me smile to see them sitting together on the shelf under my Washington calendar and Forks newspaper :D

Awww.. thats so cool! Too bad Esme-Alice isn't so easy to copy. We miss her so much! I was actually thinking about making a "twin" of her. But then we moved and all of my sewing supplies were packed in boxes for 3 months!

I'm glad you guys enjoyed Ivy so much :) She's such a lovable spider.

I hope Ms Morel makes as good an impression on her hosts this summer  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 26, 2009 11:09:03 AM
Oh I still want Lyle the lobster so bad! My sister came home from Cape Cod and took a picture of all the stuffed lobsters but didn't get me one. boo. lobster lobster lobster. I've got lobster on my brain.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 26, 2009 02:45:13 PM
Kish- I hope you and Mr.Kish are having/had a wonderful long weekend/birthday!

It will be exciting to see who I get! I am also having Yhetti stuffie visit in july so my LV will get to meet someone new!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 27, 2009 08:33:12 AM
I had hoped to have the list of partners up by 12PM (my time) but something has came up and partners won't be out until ate tonight. Sorry for the delay.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 27, 2009 09:13:16 AM
sniff! lol! thats okay! it makes it more interesting!
 
I hope everything's okay!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on May 27, 2009 02:00:26 PM
Ooh I was just about to ask when we'd be partnered!
I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 27, 2009 04:09:53 PM
I just noticed that this swap is not listed on my profile.

And I can't wait to see where Zazie is going. She's pretty excited. I can't wait to start showing around whoever visits me. I have a lot of plans.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 27, 2009 04:48:57 PM
please double check your swap profile and make sure this swap is now listed. thanks!
partners will be posted soon.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 27, 2009 05:41:54 PM
please double check your swap profile and make sure this swap is now listed. thanks!
partners will be posted soon.
Yup, it is there now. Thank you! (:


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 27, 2009 05:44:50 PM
please double check your swap profile and make sure this swap is now listed. thanks!
partners will be posted soon.
Yup, it is there now. Thank you! (:

Me too! All is good! Thank ya!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 27, 2009 06:31:51 PM
Partners are posted on the 1st page. I will work on sending out PMs with your partners info throughout this evening. Thanks and happy LV swapping!

kishcrafts


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 27, 2009 06:40:59 PM
Thanks Kishcrafts!!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 27, 2009 06:41:34 PM
KiwiDragons - Lunamione
Lunamione - KiwiDragons
Does this mean Esme-Alice is coming to visit me??  Ahhh!! I'm really excited-as a fellow Twilight fanatic. I was jealous that she got to go to Forks last round. Zazie flipped her lid to find out she is going to Australia-that is amazingly awesome! Thanks Kish!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 27, 2009 06:50:16 PM
Ooooh!  Hello Kitty is coming to my house, my daughter will be thrilled!  I just hope Avian Flight isn't too disappointed she won't be hosting a lobster!   :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 27, 2009 07:05:19 PM
Hey All!
I have sent off all necessary PMs with your partners info. If you got someone's info that is NOT the person listed next to your name on page #1, please send me a PM.

While I have your attention, let's review a few key points!

#1. COMMUNICATION with me AND your partner is important for this swap. Do not go MIA or I will hunt you down and leave NEGATIVE feedback in your profile if I don't hear from you within a weeks time. And remember, 1 post in the thread per week minimum

#2. For those swapping internationally, I require a scan or picture of the postal receipt when you have sent off your LV. you can email it to [email protected] Please feel free to cross out your personal info from the receipt (like your credit card #, etc) as I only need to see the date of shipment





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 27, 2009 07:08:01 PM

OMG!! My sweet little mouse is going to Mexico!! Super-duper excited!!! She'll get to experience Independence Day in Mexico, and my new Pig friend will get Independence Day in the states!! Fun!!

My husband is now excited about this swap- he's half Mexican and loves anything to do with the culture. I've never been to Mexico, so I'll have to live vicariously through Piccolo. Shipping tomorrow, Malisha!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on May 27, 2009 07:13:13 PM
yay! I get Mel! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 27, 2009 07:32:28 PM
Yay! I got Mr. Toast! We will make his trip extra awesome to make up for poor FruityLoops being flaked on last round :)

Ms Morel should be on her way tomorrow  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 27, 2009 07:43:04 PM
OH NO!  I just realized that somehow I never posted pictures of Chloe in this thread that I can find!!!  I'm so sorry!

Here she is!


I hope you don't mind that she's a little doll-like, Avian!   :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 27, 2009 07:50:10 PM

Ms Morel and Mr Toast are partners?? lolololololol! Let's hope they don't meet up somewhere along the way, fall madly in love, and make crazy little stuffies together! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 27, 2009 07:56:04 PM

Ms Morel and Mr Toast are partners?? lolololololol! Let's hope they don't meet up somewhere along the way, fall madly in love, and make crazy little stuffies together! ;)

Hmm.. mini Toast/Mushroom hybrids? That could get interesting..   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 27, 2009 08:07:35 PM
yeei!!! i'm sooo excited!!!! i love the idea of independence days!!! I was going to ask for permission to send her back after september 16th  (when mexican independence festivities end)! and I realize that's what you want!!! And now that i find out that your husband is half mexican, it makes me happier!!!! I tend to spoil too so... PirateColey dont worry because your mouse will be the most spoiled mouse in the world!!!  
I'm sending Ameyaltzin tomorrow!!
 
Thank you kish for choosing me that partner!!! :) :) :) :)




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 27, 2009 08:26:28 PM

Ms Morel and Mr Toast are partners?? lolololololol! Let's hope they don't meet up somewhere along the way, fall madly in love, and make crazy little stuffies together! ;)

Hmm.. mini Toast/Mushroom hybrids? That could get interesting..   :D
mm sounds more edible than interesting! kind of ... mushroom sandwiches!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on May 27, 2009 10:13:15 PM
I got Zazie!!
;D
She looks so soft and squishy I can't wait to give her a welcome hug! :D

Esme-Alice will be heading off tomorrow, she just needs to make a stop at the lollie shop first ;) Can't let her travel without some sweets now can I :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 27, 2009 10:44:43 PM
littlebiskit - chloe looks cute! i will definitely have fun dressing her! =) it's ok that I didn't get the lobster, i'll have to buy myself a lobster one day to satisfy my lobster need. haha.

sorry i didn't reply till now, I actually just got home not too long ago. late night hang out with a close friend who's visiting me. will talk more tomorrow after i get off from work. i desperately need sleep.

 ;D i'm sure my kitty will have fun visiting you!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on May 28, 2009 12:15:11 AM

Ms Morel and Mr Toast are partners?? lolololololol! Let's hope they don't meet up somewhere along the way, fall madly in love, and make crazy little stuffies together! ;)

Hmm.. mini Toast/Mushroom hybrids? That could get interesting..   :D
mm sounds more edible than interesting! kind of ... mushroom sandwiches!  :D

Rofl, ack that sounds both scary and very tasty!  But don't tell Mr Toast or Ms Morel that I said that! :o

I just woke up to find our partner assignments, thaaaankx Kish!!  Yey, I'm very happy to get Ms Morel, I love mushrooms, yummy and pretty but don't worry wildfyre she's in no danger ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on May 28, 2009 12:59:22 AM
Yey partners! Lottie's going to Sweden! Which is actually great because my mum wants to go there and can't so Lottie can go instead. Mum can even speak a little Swedish, so if Knut's English is a little rusty she might be able to translate. If not, well, we have a Swedish dictionary! Yey!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on May 28, 2009 04:44:25 AM
Jamie is going to Vegas! He is super-duper excited. :D I'll have to make sure that he takes his suncream, though, so he doesn't come back red instead of lilac... ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 28, 2009 04:54:25 AM
I got Walter!!  ;D I'm really looking forward to him arriving!! He'll get to go on hoilday with me to Cyprus!!  ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on May 28, 2009 05:09:57 AM
Thanks for putting together such awesome partners Kish. 

I can't wait to host Galvin, and Hellie is really excited about going to California. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: SaralaAnne on May 28, 2009 05:36:09 AM
UGH! I LOVED doing this in school! I wish I would have found out about this sooner :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (SIGN UPS UNTIL May 26th)
Post by: koalascout on May 28, 2009 05:58:42 AM
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my little visitor, Tyranno :)

yay can't wait to get started


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on May 28, 2009 06:12:42 AM
Oh my gosh, I got sick and haven't been on since page six, but I now think I am caught up on LV reading, whew!  Thankfully I have nothing to do but craftstering for the next few days so I can get my LV posted and ready to go!  This is my first LV swap and it's been so fun looking at all the fabulous creatures that will be going out. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on May 28, 2009 06:31:13 AM
Thanks kish! Lyle is all packed for Georgia, I'll drop him at the post tomorrow afternoon.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on May 28, 2009 08:51:55 AM
okey dokey here she is:




Her name is Purple Cake, and she is a fancy lady. ;D

But she's very sturdy, as she has been bounced around a bit and survived unscathed.  The picture is lousy but it can't be helped.  She lives in a very dark place.  She is looking forward to seeing the world!  Starting with Ontario! :)  Off to pack her up now!  I'm so excited I feel like I'm the one going off on a journey. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 28, 2009 10:03:52 AM

Purple Cake is absolutely beautiful!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: hockamama on May 28, 2009 10:30:33 AM
oooh, this is so exciting!!  Tuesday Grace went out this morning, on her way to Belgium.  She pestered me like crazy until I got her to the post office.  I can't wait to get the return LV and start showing him around!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 28, 2009 11:15:51 AM
UGH! I LOVED doing this in school! I wish I would have found out about this sooner :(
dont worry... you'll find out! It took me like 4 rounds to find out in time!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 28, 2009 11:29:07 AM
okey dokey here she is:

[imghttps://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/IMG_16041.JPG[/img]

Her name is Purple Cake, and she is a fancy lady. ;D

But she's very sturdy, as she has been bounced around a bit and survived unscathed.  The picture is lousy but it can't be helped.  She lives in a very dark place.  She is looking forward to seeing the world!  Starting with Ontario! :)  Off to pack her up now!  I'm so excited I feel like I'm the one going off on a journey. :D

I am excited to get her! She will have other little visitors too see too! I just made a little lobster for a personal swap that she will get some pictures with and with the little Yhetti that is visiting in July! She will be a popular girl! Mr. Blue Duck will be ready to go tomorrow, I just need to type up his bio and contract! I am so excited to have him travel to the US cause I have never left Ontario!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 28, 2009 11:30:37 AM
Zazie is now on her way to Australia! Whoo hoo. (PMs of receipt sent to kish and luna.)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on May 28, 2009 11:44:00 AM
Thanks for putting together such awesome partners Kish. 

I can't wait to host Galvin, and Hellie is really excited about going to California. 

Galvin's excited about Canada! He's never been out of the country, so this is quite a treat! Kish is awesome pants. I would say more, but I don't really need to. Pants of awesome.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 28, 2009 12:35:41 PM
Thanks for putting together such awesome partners Kish. 

I can't wait to host Galvin, and Hellie is really excited about going to California. 

Galvin's excited about Canada! He's never been out of the country, so this is quite a treat! Kish is awesome pants. I would say more, but I don't really need to. Pants of awesome.

Funniest *compliment* I have ever received.

I love it when the LVs begin their travels. Keep your fingers crosses for safe travels!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 28, 2009 12:37:27 PM
Piccolo is on her way!! Hurray!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 28, 2009 12:51:00 PM
I'm trying to pick a name for hello kitty here. What do you girls think: Ms. Kitty or Koneko Kuma ("kitten bear" in Japanese) ?

She's anxious to leave but I need to finish her paperwork so she's gonna pack for tomorrow.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 28, 2009 01:01:02 PM

Ms. Kitty is easier to pronounce and remember... Though, Kuma is fun to say... Kuma kuma kuma...

The silly little piggy that's coming to stay with me has a crazy name... I've no idea how to pronounce it!! lol! I foresee her getting a nickname.  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on May 28, 2009 01:08:31 PM

Purple Cake is absolutely beautiful!!

Why thank you, *she* thinks so too!  ::)  She's kind of a diva, actually.  You can't see it in the picture, but she has kitten ears, and a long black tail, so she thinks she is totally The Cat's Meow, as they say.

I just know she's going to have a fabulous time with Slingmomma, and I am so looking forward to taking Mr. Blue Duck out for some liquid refreshment as soon as he gets here. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 28, 2009 01:11:32 PM
I'm trying to pick a name for hello kitty here. What do you girls think: Ms. Kitty or Koneko Kuma ("kitten bear" in Japanese) ?

She's anxious to leave but I need to finish her paperwork so she's gonna pack for tomorrow.

I love Koneko Kuma!  How would that be pronounced?  Ko-NEE-koe  KOO-mah?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on May 28, 2009 02:03:05 PM
I'm going to be mailing Mr Toast tomorrow morning ;D

We are going away for a long weekend immediately after I've left the PO though so I'm going to be away from a computer until Mon nite/Tues morn.  I don't usually get a signal on my mobile phone where we're going, but I'm hoping I'll be able to send Kish and my partner a lil PM to confirm that I've sent before I lose signal ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 28, 2009 02:11:40 PM

Ms. Kitty is easier to pronounce and remember... Though, Kuma is fun to say... Kuma kuma kuma...

The silly little piggy that's coming to stay with me has a crazy name... I've no idea how to pronounce it!! lol! I foresee her getting a nickname.  :D

lol!!! that was the idea! people outside of mexico tend to have difficulties pronouncing mexican words! so... i wanted a mexican name... and believe it or not... it was the easiest i could find!!! lol!!!
her name is ameyaltzin (am-me-alt-seen) lol that was the closest pronunciation I could find! it's not that hard! you can start practising! lol!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 28, 2009 02:44:01 PM
Ms Morel is on her way!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 28, 2009 03:18:43 PM
I'm going to be mailing Mr Toast tomorrow morning ;D

We are going away for a long weekend immediately after I've left the PO though so I'm going to be away from a computer until Mon nite/Tues morn.  I don't usually get a signal on my mobile phone where we're going, but I'm hoping I'll be able to send Kish and my partner a lil PM to confirm that I've sent before I lose signal ;)

no rush on getting me the info Fruity. You are a veteran LV swapper with a good standing in my book, so enjoy your long weekend and if you can't get the info to me before you leave, just do it when you get to a comp.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on May 28, 2009 03:37:11 PM
no rush on getting me the info Fruity. You are a veteran LV swapper with a good standing in my book, so enjoy your long weekend and if you can't get the info to me before you leave, just do it when you get to a comp.

Thaaaaaaanks Kish ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on May 28, 2009 04:22:22 PM

Ms. Kitty is easier to pronounce and remember... Though, Kuma is fun to say... Kuma kuma kuma...

The silly little piggy that's coming to stay with me has a crazy name... I've no idea how to pronounce it!! lol! I foresee her getting a nickname.  :D

lol!!! that was the idea! people outside of mexico tend to have difficulties pronouncing mexican words! so... i wanted a mexican name... and believe it or not... it was the easiest i could find!!! lol!!!
her name is ameyaltzin (am-me-alt-seen) lol that was the closest pronunciation I could find! it's not that hard! you can start practising! lol!!!

That's a tongue twister!! I'll keep practicing, but I hope she doesn't mind "Amey" for short.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 28, 2009 05:54:30 PM
no rush on getting me the info Fruity. You are a veteran LV swapper with a good standing in my book, so enjoy your long weekend and if you can't get the info to me before you leave, just do it when you get to a comp.

Yes Fruity, enjoy your weekend! I'm not worried about it either.. so don't stress  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 28, 2009 06:23:40 PM
I'm trying to pick a name for hello kitty here. What do you girls think: Ms. Kitty or Koneko Kuma ("kitten bear" in Japanese) ?

She's anxious to leave but I need to finish her paperwork so she's gonna pack for tomorrow.

I love Koneko Kuma!  How would that be pronounced?  Ko-NEE-koe  KOO-mah?

Yup I believe that's how you say it. I guess that will be her official name. Neko is cat so you could use that too. She's currently eating some cinnamon cat shaped cookies from trader joes. *munch*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 28, 2009 07:29:11 PM
She's currently eating some cinnamon cat shaped cookies from trader joes. *munch*

I was going to say that this sounded rather cannibalistic, but I suppose it's no more so than eating gingerbread men, right?

My furbabies will enjoy having another cat in the house.  Especially my big lug (who isn't so big anymore) because he just got diagnosed with a thyroid problem ( :() and hasn't been feeling well, so he's been a little cuddly.  I promise Koneko won't come home any harrier than she departed though.   ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 28, 2009 09:12:12 PM
littlebiskit - Oh that's fine, I have kitties too! Okay so my sister actually said hello kitty's name is Sylvia, I had forgotten that we named her a long time ago. Oops! So sorry about that! I have too many names to keep track of.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on May 29, 2009 04:23:16 AM
Esme-Alice has been held up due to a serious medical condition! :o
She was getting ready for the post office this morning when she notice she had stuffing pouring out of her leg at an alarming rate  :(

Since I don't want her loosing a leg in the post, I have decided she will be postponing her trip until Monday so that she can undergo emergency surgery.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 29, 2009 06:33:27 AM
Aaww, bless poor Esme-Alice!  :D

Eddie's been sent off! I have the postal recipt; I'll scan it and PM it later ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 29, 2009 06:38:35 AM
Esme-Alice has been held up due to a serious medical condition! :o
She was getting ready for the post office this morning when she notice she had stuffing pouring out of her leg at an alarming rate  :(

Since I don't want her loosing a leg in the post, I have decided she will be postponing her trip until Monday so that she can undergo emergency surgery.

Oh no!  :o I hope the surgery goes well and she recovers quickly  :) ... poor thing


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on May 29, 2009 07:14:55 AM
Yey, Lottie is on her way to Sweden!  ;D She was a bit nervous about leaving her brother, but mostly just excited!

I hope the trip doesn't take too long for her!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 29, 2009 07:25:40 AM
Esme-Alice has been held up due to a serious medical condition! :o
She was getting ready for the post office this morning when she notice she had stuffing pouring out of her leg at an alarming rate  :(

Since I don't want her loosing a leg in the post, I have decided she will be postponing her trip until Monday so that she can undergo emergency surgery.
Awwww!! I hope she is ok. Here's a speedy recovery, so her fun can begin.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 29, 2009 08:33:15 AM
Esme-Alice has been held up due to a serious medical condition! :o
She was getting ready for the post office this morning when she notice she had stuffing pouring out of her leg at an alarming rate  :(

Since I don't want her loosing a leg in the post, I have decided she will be postponing her trip until Monday so that she can undergo emergency surgery.

when important information needs to be relayed to myself and your partner, please send us PMs and not just post in the thread. There really should be no excuse for sending late since you have all had ample amount of time to get your LV's in order for the trip.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 29, 2009 09:39:12 AM
Mr. Blue Duck will be off to the post office this afternoon! I was planning on sending it this morning but my boyfriend was called into work with my Dad so now I have to make sure my little guy gets his nap before I go anywhere! He's all set thought and will definitly be sent today! He's quite excited to travel!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on May 29, 2009 09:44:01 AM
I had an extra ten minutes last night and dropped Lyle off at the post office on my way to the theater.

Is anyone planning on allowing their visiting LV to make a travel blog?  Or would it be better to stick with the gallery, if we are not doing mini-gallery style?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on May 29, 2009 10:22:49 AM
I was thinking of making a blog but I think that it'll be more fun to see updates in the gallery (or do we put them in this thread?) even though they'll be all over the place.

Sylvia is on her way to Minnesota!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 29, 2009 10:58:26 AM
I was wondering whether to do a blog or not  ??? This is my first swap so I'm not sure what's usually done  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 29, 2009 11:13:35 AM
I don't think I will be making a blog, mostly because I won't have time!

I have a new picture of Mr. Blue Duck hanging out with his little pals on last time before he heads off this afternoon!




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: moawk on May 29, 2009 11:26:11 AM
Knut is now on his way to England, hopefully he'll survive the trip despite the very much too small envelope I had to use. He doesn't look too comfortable in there  :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 29, 2009 12:07:59 PM
you could all make a twitter page for your LV. Then you could tweet what they are doing and use twitpic to upload pics. :) easy enough and not much work. only 140 characters to let everyone know what the little buggers are up to.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on May 29, 2009 12:41:26 PM
you could all make a twitter page for your LV. Then you could tewwet what they are doing and use twitpic to upload pics. :) easy enough and not much work. only 140 characters to let everyone know what the little buggers are up to.

That's a great idea; I have a twitter account so that'd be no problem for me :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 29, 2009 01:00:33 PM
Brilliant! I finally have a use for Twitter.. and it won't take as much time as setting up a LV blog  ;D Yay!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on May 29, 2009 01:15:36 PM
I packed up Hellie with her teddy bear, some trip reading, her passport, and some snacks and she is on her way to sunny California (she's hoping it's sunny cause it's been kind gross here the last few weeks). 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on May 29, 2009 01:20:13 PM
Jamie was squashed into a padded envelope, much to his dismay, but should now be on his way to Las Vegas! :D I hope he isn't too annoyed when he's let out at the other end... there's nothing worse than air-rage! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 29, 2009 01:28:40 PM
If any of you do decide to do a blog/twitter/etc...send me the link. I'll make a posting in the gallery (when I set it up next week) and then we can have easy links to find them. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 29, 2009 01:36:49 PM
HA!  LV Twittering might actually get me to use it!

I just PM'd kish and AF that I'm going to be sending late.  Since we're getting ready for my DDs 2nd Birthday tomorrow I figured it would be fun to make it a Chloe-going-away party too, and we'd take some pictures of her.  So she'll be just a teensy bit late.

But no worries, AF, Sylvia will come home safe, I'm a very good host mommy!  I promise!  *crossing heart*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: panda on May 29, 2009 01:41:20 PM
mel is on his way!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 29, 2009 02:45:41 PM
Mr. Blue Duck is now on his way! I had to fight with him to get him nicely wrapped in the tissue paper in the little box! His wing kept popping out of the tissue paper! Hope he has a safe trip!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on May 29, 2009 03:01:06 PM
Walter is off to England! And I really like the twitter idea!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on May 29, 2009 03:08:50 PM

Ms. Kitty is easier to pronounce and remember... Though, Kuma is fun to say... Kuma kuma kuma...

The silly little piggy that's coming to stay with me has a crazy name... I've no idea how to pronounce it!! lol! I foresee her getting a nickname.  :D

lol!!! that was the idea! people outside of mexico tend to have difficulties pronouncing mexican words! so... i wanted a mexican name... and believe it or not... it was the easiest i could find!!! lol!!!
her name is ameyaltzin (am-me-alt-seen) lol that was the closest pronunciation I could find! it's not that hard! you can start practising! lol!!!

That's a tongue twister!! I'll keep practicing, but I hope she doesn't mind "Amey" for short.  ;D
lol! dont worry! i'm sure she'll like it! it just would be fun that you managed to say it!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on May 30, 2009 09:26:47 AM
The blog/twitter things seems great! Maybe I'll do that to


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 30, 2009 03:21:24 PM
I made a Twitter for my little visitor, but I don't know what TwitPic is-is that something you download? I'm sure I'll find it on there somewhere. Anyway, my account is @MOLittleVisitor but there isn't anything there yet since Esme-Alice has not arrived yet. I'm not a big Twitter user, but this seems like a fun thing to use it for.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 30, 2009 03:38:50 PM
I made a Twitter for my little visitor, but I don't know what TwitPic is-is that something you download? I'm sure I'll find it on there somewhere. Anyway, my account is @MOLittleVisitor but there isn't anything there yet since Esme-Alice has not arrived yet. I'm not a big Twitter user, but this seems like a fun thing to use it for.

it is an outside website. most tweeters use twitpic. http://twitpic.com/

kishcrafts is off to follow @MOLittleVisitor

edit: couldn't find you :( maybe because you just registered. will try later


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 30, 2009 04:07:19 PM
I made a Twitter for my little visitor, but I don't know what TwitPic is-is that something you download? I'm sure I'll find it on there somewhere. Anyway, my account is @MOLittleVisitor but there isn't anything there yet since Esme-Alice has not arrived yet. I'm not a big Twitter user, but this seems like a fun thing to use it for.


it is an outside website. most tweeters use twitpic. http://twitpic.com/

kishcrafts is off to follow @MOLittleVisitor

edit: couldn't find you :( maybe because you just registered. will try later

Yeah...I can't find me either...but I can make updates to my page. I don't know if it is because I just made it-maybe it needs a break in period. If it isn't working later tonight, I'll submit a help ticket. Thanks for the TwitPic info.

edit: I am so confused. I made my first update and it showed up ok. Then I went to add a picture to my profile (not with TwitPic) and it bounced me back to the log in screen where it tells me my email and username are not valid.  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: vamping on May 30, 2009 06:39:08 PM
I shipped Chet off for his London adventure today.  I like the idea of a twitter for my visitor... hmmm....
I am so excited for my visitor to come across the pond.  Woo hoo!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on May 31, 2009 05:31:52 AM
Twitter goes completly over my head ::)  I don't think I could work out how to use it if I got one :-\

Do you mind if I make a mini gallery KiwiDragons? I liked having a mini gallery :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 31, 2009 12:02:47 PM
Twitter goes completly over my head ::)  I don't think I could work out how to use it if I got one :-\

Do you mind if I make a mini gallery KiwiDragons? I liked having a mini gallery :D
I don't mind a mini gallery. I liked those too. I might just do that as well, because even though my Twitter page is working now...it's still not working right. ):


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 01, 2009 12:04:56 PM
So does anyone else agree that we are currently in the worst part of this swap, you know when you've sent off your little friend and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new visitor.

Galvin already missed an exciting couple of days, I started a new job and we bought a house, but don't worry there will be lots of adventures awaiting him when he arrivies.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on June 01, 2009 12:08:49 PM
I know, its a very boring part! I can't wait to get my LV so things can start getting excited!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on June 01, 2009 12:12:02 PM
Same here. I'm eagerly watching the post every day!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 01, 2009 12:16:12 PM
I got Chloe in the post today.  We had a little bit of an issue over the weekend though.  See? (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299570.msg3520643#msg3520643)

Stuffies in love can be difficult to deal with!   ;D




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 01, 2009 12:36:55 PM
I got Chloe in the post today.  We had a little bit of an issue over the weekend though.  See? (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299570.msg3520643#msg3520643)

Stuffies in love can be difficult to deal with!   ;D




HAH! That's funny! So they'll both be traveling.. how cool is that?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 01, 2009 12:56:14 PM
Wow, you go on holiday for a few days and you have pages and pages of posts to go through eh!!!

you could all make a twitter page for your LV. Then you could tweet what they are doing and use twitpic to upload pics. :) easy enough and not much work. only 140 characters to let everyone know what the little buggers are up to.

Well I haven't a clue about twitter, I only have the time to stick to one of those kind of things n I'm a Facebook gal!  For LV 8 I set up a Facebook gallery for my LV but for some reason the public link kept changing which was a problem so I just made a gallery thing on my own website (http://beatrix.loop-da-loop.com/ if ur interested ;)) soooo I think I'll probably do the same thing this time, I just need to contact my hosting to set-up a new sub-domain for my new visitor!!

So excited to meet Ms Morel!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 01, 2009 02:48:41 PM
Wow, you go on holiday for a few days and you have pages and pages of posts to go through eh!!!

you could all make a twitter page for your LV. Then you could tweet what they are doing and use twitpic to upload pics. :) easy enough and not much work. only 140 characters to let everyone know what the little buggers are up to.

Well I haven't a clue about twitter, I only have the time to stick to one of those kind of things n I'm a Facebook gal!  For LV 8 I set up a Facebook gallery for my LV but for some reason the public link kept changing which was a problem so I just made a gallery thing on my own website (http://beatrix.loop-da-loop.com/ if ur interested ;)) soooo I think I'll probably do the same thing this time, I just need to contact my hosting to set-up a new sub-domain for my new visitor!!

So excited to meet Ms Morel!!!

you could make a FAN PAGE for your LV that is hooked up to your profile. You monitor and edit the page from your personal profile and you can get the Fan page its own URL and whatnot. That is how I manage my kishcrafts page. Let me know if you  want to do this and need help setting it up. Or you could just do it on your blog like you did in that other round. Whatever works for ya.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 01, 2009 03:13:10 PM
I've set up my website this evening so that I can do my gallery/blog thing again but I'll defo look up about the fan pages, I've seen a few that others have done but I've never thought about making one myself so I may very well give it a go ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 01, 2009 05:28:04 PM
you could make a FAN PAGE for your LV that is hooked up to your profile. You monitor and edit the page from your personal profile and you can get the Fan page its own URL and whatnot. That is how I manage my kishcrafts page. Let me know if you  want to do this and need help setting it up. Or you could just do it on your blog like you did in that other round. Whatever works for ya.

I liked this idea best :) So I started one today. - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Toasts-Washington-Adventure/89767788506

Of course, until Mr Toast actually gets here it's pretty boring.  :P I'll try to add some more info to it tonight..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 01, 2009 05:33:53 PM
Mr. Toast has his first fan!   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 01, 2009 05:40:32 PM
There is a Facebook page up for Sylvia too!  Become a fan to follow her adventures! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sylvia-the-Hello-Kitty/112380986534?ref=mf)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 01, 2009 05:47:03 PM
Mr. Toast has his first fan!   ;D

Awesome! The only thing I'm having trouble with is how to switch back and forth between my personal page and the fan page..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on June 01, 2009 06:21:24 PM

I'm super-excited!! Amey has crossed the border, so she'll hopefully be here soon!! I've already gotten her a present!! (actually, a young friend gave it to me and I'm passing it on... hurray for local stuff!)  ;)

Oh, how I'm going to have fun teasing Malisha throughout this swap!! Prepare for lots of comments and pictures, hun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on June 01, 2009 06:22:06 PM
yeeeeaaaaahhhhh!  tyranno has made it here safely.  now he will rest a few days before we go to cubscout day camp.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 01, 2009 07:35:21 PM
Mr. Toast has his first fan!   ;D

Awesome! The only thing I'm having trouble with is how to switch back and forth between my personal page and the fan page..

go to your profile and click on your applications, bottom left hand corner. you should see ADS and PAGES as one of the bookmarks FB gives you, (this might also already be on your book mark toolbar at the bottom left as well, I changed mine so I am not sure what the default bookmarks are). It will open up a new window and you will see AD MANAGER-PAGES-HELP This is also the page where you can see how many ppl have viewed your page and whatnot.

Click on pages and it will take you to your page and will show you all the administrative stuff. Click on view page and there ya go! easy pleasey.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 01, 2009 09:16:25 PM
kishcrafts, i don't see "applications" or "ads" or "pages" in my profile page. could you help me a bit more?  ???

i'm a fan of mr. toast and sylvia! i think i will have to make a fb page too.. they look great!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on June 01, 2009 09:48:41 PM
Oh goodness, I've missed so much! Well both Galvin and Helli are going to take a couple weeks. I hope my postman was right and Galvin gets to Canada in a week rather than two. I live the idea of all the FB fan pages, it's so cute. I'm going to see if I can keep up my LV blog with this one, last round my LV Sam only had 3-4 entries. I really can't wait to get my buddy!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 01, 2009 09:49:13 PM
Chloe's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chloe/106201959873


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 01, 2009 10:17:47 PM
Chloe's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chloe/106201959873


guess you got it all figured out? :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 01, 2009 11:40:22 PM
Mr. Toast has his first fan!   ;D

Awesome! The only thing I'm having trouble with is how to switch back and forth between my personal page and the fan page..

Aaaaaaawesooooooome ;D  Well I'm defo gonna have to look into making one when I get home from work today now ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on June 02, 2009 07:06:17 AM
Are we going to have a normal gallery as well Kish or do we all have to make our own facebook pages instead?  ???


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 02, 2009 07:10:34 AM
Thanks Kish! I found it :-)

Wow, Mr Toast already has 9 fans!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on June 02, 2009 07:14:39 AM
Lyle got here this weekend!  He's helping me at work today, and if I can get the time I'll post a picture of what all he's doing  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on June 02, 2009 08:01:40 AM
I'm kind of hoping we will have a regular gallery...  although I'm on FB so I'll look into doing a gallery there, but I might be leaning toward doing a special blog for Mr. Blue Duck. hmmm, decisions, decisions... :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on June 02, 2009 08:56:34 AM

Oh- please say we're going to have a regular gallery!!! I don't have time to deal with checking tons of different pages... Plus, I'm anti-social-networking and really don't want to make a page myself... but I do want to be able to post pictures and things...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on June 02, 2009 09:01:38 AM
I haven't quite decided what to do yet. I'm half thinking about a blog, for Knut's online presence. But then I think I also may make him a paper journal along with his scrapbook. Hmm. Decisions decisions.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2009 09:21:44 AM
Are we going to have a normal gallery as well Kish or do we all have to make our own facebook pages instead?  ???


don't fret so much peeps...there will be a craftster gallery just like all the other rounds. will get it up and running later today.

if you have links to your LV's blogs/myspace/facebook/etc and want them to be listed on the gallery page....please send them to me in a PM. I won't be updating the list of links using the posts here in the thread.

and if you have received your LV please SEND ME A PM. Failure to do so will be noted in your feedback.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 02, 2009 10:56:05 AM

I don't have time to deal with checking tons of different pages... Plus, I'm anti-social-networking and really don't want to make a page myself... but I do want to be able to post pictures and things...

Yay for another anti-social social networking type.  All this talk was starting to make me re neg my anti-facebook stance (simply a personal thing I know everyone else loves it, and I'm not trying to start a debate here) as I love LV swaps so much and love all the photos and updates, but alas I think Galvin and I will be posting in the traditional manor...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2009 11:23:39 AM
No worries if you don't like the social networking sites and the fan pages. It is totally up to  you how you show what your LV and you are doing. I like the fan pages. The ones that are up already are super cute! i am happy that I can interact with them on a more personal level rather than getting my posts lost in the shuffle of the gallery.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: hockamama on June 02, 2009 11:47:12 AM
I started a fan page for Mr. Potato Head, maybe a little prematurely, since he's not here yet, but...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Potato-Head/85118123862 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Potato-Head/85118123862)

hopefully he'll arrive soon and we'll start posting!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 02, 2009 12:18:05 PM
I defo identify with the anti-social networking peeps, my friends were on at me for ages and ages to join Facebook and I kept saying 'no, sod off'!  I did finally give in but I'll just stick to that one cos I spent too much time on there already ;)

Here's the link to Ms Morel's Facebook Page folks! ;D
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ms-Morel/93755821033


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2009 12:23:23 PM
Been getting fun messages from my IRL friends (who are not a part of the crafting/swapping world) asking me why I am a fan of so many stuffed animals. hahaahahah  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 02, 2009 12:47:47 PM
Been getting fun messages from my IRL friends (who are not a part of the crafting/swapping world) asking me why I am a fan of so many stuffed animals. hahaahahah  :D

That's awesome... you guys are making it hard to resist the world of facebook.
And yes LV Swaps are more enticing than the baby pictures of friends and family  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 02, 2009 12:54:08 PM
I know not everyone will want to check facebook so I will try to post in the gallery and on facebook. Or maybe I will post in facebook but post an update message in the gallery with a link to the page so everyone can easily access it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 02, 2009 12:58:13 PM
Been getting fun messages from my IRL friends (who are not a part of the crafting/swapping world) asking me why I am a fan of so many stuffed animals. hahaahahah  :D

Haha I'm waiting for that to happen with my IRL friends too.. although most of them are so used to my weirdness by now they might not even notice..

For what it's worth I despise Facebook and Myspace.. so I understand those of you who don't have one. Unfortunately because of my family Facebook has become a necessary evil..  :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 02, 2009 01:00:01 PM
I know not everyone will want to check facebook so I will try to post in the gallery and on facebook. Or maybe I will post in facebook but post an update message in the gallery with a link to the page so everyone can easily access it.

I was going to add that - you don't have to sign up for Facebook to see the pictures we post on there. Just remember to post a link to them in your Craftster gallery and everyone can click and see them  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on June 02, 2009 01:12:25 PM
I think I'm going to stick with just posting in the gallery although I probably have a few days to decide before my LV arrives from the states. I'm so itchy to get started!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2009 01:13:34 PM
Thought it would be fun to go totally crazy with the social networking and make a group on facebook for us Little Visitor lovers and hosts!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?gid=85602108194#/group.php?gid=85602108194

:)

from what I can gather you don't have to have a FB profile to see the LV group page but you do in order to join the group.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 02, 2009 01:18:33 PM
I do have one question for the Facebook experts .. is there a way to make a calendar of all the different things we have planned for Mr Toast? I can't seem to make one that only shows up on his page..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2009 01:23:32 PM
I do have one question for the Facebook experts .. is there a way to make a calendar of all the different things we have planned for Mr Toast? I can't seem to make one that only shows up on his page..

try adding this application to the page: social calendar http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=8331309681&from=44776057923

it should work because I have it added to my kishcrafts etsy page. let me know if that doesn't work.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 02, 2009 02:42:39 PM
I have another FB question.  Apparently I set Sylvia up as a business?  (What the?)  And so she's got different options, and I'd like to set her up as a famous person or whatever.  I wonder if I can change that, or if I have to totally delete her page and redo it?  Like.... I can't set up her interests or birthday or whatever....  damnit!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2009 02:43:44 PM
I have another FB question.  Apparently I set Sylvia up as a business?  (What the?)  And so she's got different options, and I'd like to set her up as a famous person or whatever.  I wonder if I can change that, or if I have to totally delete her page and redo it?  Like.... I can't set up her interests or birthday or whatever....  damnit!

i dont think you can change it once you have done it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 02, 2009 02:44:53 PM
That's what I'm afraid of.  So I'll set up a new one tonight.  Sorry to anyone who was already a fan, you'll have to "re-fan" Sylvia later!!!    :-[


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 02, 2009 03:06:52 PM
That's what I'm afraid of.  So I'll set up a new one tonight.  Sorry to anyone who was already a fan, you'll have to "re-fan" Sylvia later!!!    :-[

I did the very same thing myself but I realised by looking at other peeps LV facebook pages that mine was a little different and so I deleted it and made a new one, luckily before I had posted the link!  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 02, 2009 06:58:09 PM
We're all fixed now!  Here is Sylvia's real FB page. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sylvia-the-Hello-Kitty/107242934809?v=wall&viewas=1074932093)  The first one was just... practice... yeah.... that's it!

I must admit (not to be a bummer) it's nice to be back to having two kitties in the house.  We lost my cat Nova on Saturday night, and so Squish (my husband's cat) has been the lone feline for a few days. 

My daughter is very excited to have Sylvia here, and has already tried to rock her to sleep.  But I promise, no sticky toddler fingers!  Sylvia stays with me unless wetwipes have been thoroughly applied!   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on June 02, 2009 07:26:43 PM
where are the fan pages in facebook? i mean... after i've signed as a fan... where can I see all the pages i'm fan of? because i've searched facebook upside down and cannot find them! And I was already a fan of mr toast! and Sylvia!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2009 07:30:31 PM
where are the fan pages in facebook? i mean... after i've signed as a fan... where can I see all the pages i'm fan of? because i've searched facebook upside down and cannot find them! And I was already a fan of mr toast! and Sylvia!

go to your profile page (not your home page) and click on the tab INFO and then scroll down and you will see PAGES. Those are the pages you are a fan of. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 02, 2009 07:42:21 PM
Yay! Sylvia has arrived safely in Minnesota. Thanks Jen (littlebiskit) for the new page! I'm still awaiting Chloe, hope everything goes smoothly cuz I won't be home till late tomorrow.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2009 08:13:15 PM
[size=13 pt]Please remember to PM me when you have received your Little Visitor! Thanks!!![/size][/color]


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2009 11:26:32 PM
gallery is up.....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.0


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: moawk on June 03, 2009 06:11:12 AM
Yay! Lottie has safely arrived in Sweden :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 03, 2009 07:38:54 AM
It looks like Mr Toast is sitting in customs at the moment.. and Ms Morel hasn't had her status updated by USPS.. not that I'm surprised- Every time they up the postage rates they scan the tracking receipts less often :-p


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 03, 2009 10:29:31 AM
It looks like Mr Toast is sitting in customs at the moment.. and Ms Morel hasn't had her status updated by USPS.. not that I'm surprised- Every time they up the postage rates they scan the tracking receipts less often :-p
I've noticed that too. There hasn't been an update on Zazie's travels since "she was accepted for delivery."


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on June 03, 2009 10:30:29 AM
It looks like Mr Toast is sitting in customs at the moment.. and Ms Morel hasn't had her status updated by USPS.. not that I'm surprised- Every time they up the postage rates they scan the tracking receipts less often :-p

Yeah... I've also noticed that. And it's REALLY annoying. Half the time it's only scanned when you drop it off at the post and when it gets to the other mailbox. Grr!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 03, 2009 12:20:10 PM
Whoop whoop, Ms Morel just arrived today!! 

She picked a good time to arrive as I'm working from home tomorrow which will give her plenty of time to acclimatise, and then on Friday I'll be back at the office which means she gets to cross another border as I work in Wales, aaaaand then Friday evening I shall be visiting a mate nearby and we shall all go and have a few drinks and a curry, yum yum!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 03, 2009 12:50:28 PM
Yay! That was fast! Less than a week from US to UK!

And the USPS tracking still says "Accepted in Tenino, WA USA" ugh


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on June 03, 2009 01:14:55 PM
I just checked on Arti and he should be arriving there today!  He's in CO, now lets see how long it takes them to get him to the house!  :D



My mom retired from the USPS and she can tell you alll about how screwed up they are!  She's never been happier now that she's done with that place!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on June 03, 2009 03:09:55 PM
Walter's arrived!! Mega quick postage!  ;D He's had a bit of cake and a drink already; he was very hungry! ;D

I've set up a blog page for him, http://waltersenglishvacation.blogspot.com/ , where I have also linked to everyone elses Facebook pages, Blogs, Twitter pages ect  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 03, 2009 07:09:56 PM
Arti arrived today! He is tired and resting tonight, tomorrow we are going down to Denver for Chinese dinner in preparation for our trip next month. I gave him the trip packet to read, he was very excited to see that he will get to visit the Three Gorges Dam (Arti is a beaver).  He brought along some candy too that we are going to have for dessert later!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 03, 2009 08:33:07 PM
Wow.. everyone has so many exciting things planned for their visitors! :)
I can't wait for Mr Toast to arrive..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on June 04, 2009 05:56:47 AM
Knut has arrived!

He's a bit tired after the long journey, but once he's settled in we'll set up his blog and I'll start showing him around!

Edit: Here's Knut's blog! http://knutsamazingadventure.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on June 04, 2009 08:43:36 AM
I can't wait for Zazie to get here but I don't think it will be until next week because its a long weekend over here :( I want her NOW!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 04, 2009 08:48:51 AM
Yay! Mr Toast is in the USA!

"Your item arrived in the United States in ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) at 9:26 PM on May 31, 2009. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later."

Well.. he was in the US May 31st.. but USPS didn't bother to update until today.
He's not here yet though... who knows, maybe he's on his way with out mail lady right now :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 04, 2009 09:14:16 AM
Yay! Mr Toast is in the USA!

"Your item arrived in the United States in ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) at 9:26 PM on May 31, 2009. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later."

Well.. he was in the US May 31st.. but USPS didn't bother to update until today.
He's not here yet though... who knows, maybe he's on his way with out mail lady right now :)

Wooo how very exciting!!  I'm particularly impressed that he was in NY by Sunday cos I only mailed him Friday morning, thats pretty quick going!  Keeping my fingers xed that he gets to you today then, that would be brilliant ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 04, 2009 09:25:40 AM
Wooo how very exciting!!  I'm particularly impressed that he was in NY by Sunday cos I only mailed him Friday morning, thats pretty quick going!  Keeping my fingers xed that he gets to you today then, that would be brilliant ;D

It's rather amusing that he traveled from the UK to the US it 2 days flat.. but has now taken over 4 days just get from one US coast to the other  :P

I'm waiting by the window because the way our mail service works is the mail person pulls in your driveway and honks their horn and if you don't come running out to get the package they stick a note in your box and leave.. and then you can't get it until the next day :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on June 04, 2009 10:00:59 AM
Miss Purple Cake arrived today while I was at school! I am going to let her rest for the afternoon and take her out tonight with us on a walk!! So excited to show her around!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 04, 2009 11:39:19 AM
Grrrrr...my tracking number hasn't been updated at all. ): 

I hope Esme-Alice arrives before next weekend so she can join me on the Breast Cancer Walk.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 04, 2009 05:02:26 PM
Yay! Sylvia has arrived safely in Minnesota. Thanks Jen (littlebiskit) for the new page! I'm still awaiting Chloe, hope everything goes smoothly cuz I won't be home till late tomorrow.

I'm in Minnesota too!


Eddie arrived here full of energy and ready for summer today... summer has to wait till next week though, I'm finishing off my finals right now.
I think I'm going to start him a blog!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on June 04, 2009 07:29:10 PM
Miss Purple Cake arrived today while I was at school! I am going to let her rest for the afternoon and take her out tonight with us on a walk!! So excited to show her around!

Oh I miss Purple Cake more than I thought I would! ::)  Blue Duck will definitely be filling a void when he gets here. :)  I don't have any special trips or anything planned during his stay, but I will show him a good time for sure.  We'll do something spontaneous. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on June 05, 2009 01:40:56 AM
Yay! Tuesday Grace has arrived this morning! I already have a full weekend so she won't get bored!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on June 05, 2009 08:30:05 AM
Grrrrr...my tracking number hasn't been updated at all. ):  

I hope Esme-Alice arrives before next weekend so she can join me on the Breast Cancer Walk.

Oh wow that would be great! I think she should make it *fingers crossed* You can put her pink dress on for the occasion :D (I packed her with a whole wardrobe so you can dress her up ;) )

Also Zazie arrived today! First pictures here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.msg3526007#msg3526007


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 05, 2009 10:44:18 AM
Galvin arrivied today and is really excited to go exploring.

He got here just in time for my convocation this week.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on June 05, 2009 11:05:46 AM
tyranno got here as I received some craft supplies. here he is checking them out.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: vamping on June 05, 2009 04:34:36 PM
Jamie arrived safely in the US today.  He is relaxing and socializing with the other small stuffies here and will be having a fun filled weekend. 

I know Chet made it to London, and I can't wait to hear about his adventures.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 05, 2009 05:27:26 PM
Zazie looks great in the photos! Is that a greyhound in the first picture? Ahhhh...seeing all the pictures everyone has posted already just makes me want to get started even more.


And a questions-when you make the facebook pages are you  making them for your little visitor or for the one you have visiting you? It looks a little more organized than trying to do a twitter page, so I might try and figure that out instead.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 05, 2009 07:01:39 PM
kiwidragons, you make the facebook fan page for the LV visiting you.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 05, 2009 08:56:06 PM
Weee! We got home from our road trip and Mr Toast was on our doorstep!
He made it safe and sound and even brought candy! I have him safely tucked into bed for the night.. some serious jet lag to overcome I'm sure :)

I have my 4 year old niece for the weekend so I won't be able to get pictures up until Sunday night.. but I'll get them up then  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 06, 2009 04:26:48 AM
Weee! We got home from our road trip and Mr Toast was on our doorstep!
He made it safe and sound and even brought candy! I have him safely tucked into bed for the night.. some serious jet lag to overcome I'm sure :)

I have my 4 year old niece for the weekend so I won't be able to get pictures up until Sunday night.. but I'll get them up then  ;D

Wayhay!!!  Hello to Mr Toast from me n Mr Loops then, I hope he's not too jetlagged :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 06, 2009 10:37:43 AM
kiwidragons, you make the facebook fan page for the LV visiting you.  :)
This makes the most sense-otherwise how we would add pictures. Ha ha. I don't know what I was thinking before. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on June 06, 2009 11:56:49 AM
Piccolo arrived yesterday! there are already pics of her in the gallery and I also made her a facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Piccolo-the-mouse-in-Mexico/120089816368 if you want to check!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on June 06, 2009 12:34:35 PM
Mr. Blue Duck arrived!  I'll get some pictures up soon! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: hockamama on June 06, 2009 12:58:40 PM
Mr. Potato Head arrived this afternoon!  boy, was he tired from all that travel.  he's getting acquainted with the household right now, hopefully we'll get pics up tonight.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 06, 2009 01:24:10 PM
Arti and I are chilling and working on some felting and sewing projects this weekend. I told him we might go out to Pawnee National Grassland sometime before the China trip, but I'm not sure if he'll like it because there are no trees and no water (there are some old missile silos though).  That area is prone to giant hail and tornadoes, and it is peak severe storm season, so we might wait until July.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 06, 2009 02:45:55 PM
Galvin went to a diner party with us last night and to go do laundry today, sadly I keep forgetting to take photos though...

Don't worry I will remember eventually.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on June 06, 2009 06:09:55 PM
Mel, Tom and I went to the zoo! Tom had a traumatic experience on the way to the zoo though.  :( Fear not! He is safe and well now. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on June 07, 2009 06:08:34 AM

Oooo- it looks like Piccolo is having so much fun in Mexico!! I can't wait to see more pictures!! Amey arrived in New York about 4 days ago, so I'm hoping she gets to me tomorrow.

*crosses her fingers*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on June 07, 2009 08:01:15 AM
Walter's had a relaxing weekend; not been up to much :) But tomorrow we're off to London, so it's gonna be mega busy! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on June 07, 2009 01:36:46 PM
Tuesday Grace and I went to Gent (Gand) yesterday and we had a little boattrip. Today she went to vote with me for the elections :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on June 07, 2009 03:52:35 PM
Galvin went to a diner party with us last night and to go do laundry today, sadly I keep forgetting to take photos though...

Don't worry I will remember eventually.

I'm so happy he's jumping right in! And I've found that if friends and family get used to your LV they think you're less crazy when you're forcing them to take pictures with him/her.

Annnnnd Hellie's here! I'm super stoked! She's crazy cute and I can't wait to get started! YAY!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on June 07, 2009 06:15:36 PM
ok tomorrow starts day camp so tyranno and i will be very busy. we will also be very tied. so you may not here from us until the weekend. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on June 08, 2009 05:53:04 AM

My grandparents (who saw Piccolo right after I made her) were over yesterday and I showed them all the pictures Malisha has taken in Mexico! Boy were they thrilled about it!! They couldn't believe someone would come up with such a neat idea and are glad I'm getting to see an area of the world I've never visited... I'm glad they understand what I'm doing, because I'll be taking Amey up to their house on the lake in July!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on June 08, 2009 11:26:52 AM
yeei! lake house travel!!! sounds relaxing!!!
In the meantime, i've been spoiling Piccolo!
Yesterday we went to see metallica (bf is a huge fan and wanted us to go) but she had a blast... she even went into the slam!! and then we went to eat tacos! (chese and guacamole tacos for her, so dont worry Pirate! We've managed to find mexican vegan food for Piccolo!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on June 08, 2009 03:43:26 PM
Chet arrived at my house during the week and a few days before I was due to be home! He kindly came to help me move back to London and has been relaxing after his efforts. Better put some photos up in the gallery of him helping me to pack things up! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 08, 2009 07:37:05 PM
We took Mr Toast to see the movie Up in 3D on Saturday, it was a wonderful movie! Then we went to Eastern Washington on Sunday and saw high desert, canyons, waterfalls, etc. I have pictures on his Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Toasts-Washington-Adventure/89767788506#/album.php?aid=89287&id=89767788506&ref=mf


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 09, 2009 10:27:57 AM
Chloe is going to help me make sushi for dinner today. Unfortunately I haven't had the time to take her to any place exciting yet but this weekend I'm planning to go to the Big Apple BBQ so that will be fun! Last weekend was my last weekend tutoring kids until summer session starts so now I have weekends to take Chloe places. Meanwhile she's relaxing at home with my cats.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 09, 2009 11:22:03 AM
wow, everyone's posted such great pictures already...

Galvin refused to come to work with me today because it was pouring rain, but regardless of the weather he is attending my convocation tomorrow  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on June 09, 2009 01:52:57 PM
I seem to have lost the link where everybody's doing the mini galleries.... can somebody help me out?!

Lyle's been having quite the time with me!  We'll be finishing up making jelly tonight!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 09, 2009 02:17:00 PM
Here's the gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.0

I think those who are not doing mini galleries and are posting on facebook, blogs or twitter should remember to put a link in the mini gallery so everyone has easy access to the sites. It's hard to find the links in the discussion thread. Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 09, 2009 06:20:59 PM
Esme-Alice went to work with me today, but it was incredibly boring! But, we have the Breast Cancer this weekend, so that should be more exciting than deskwork.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on June 10, 2009 06:39:11 AM
Esme-Alice went to work with me today, but it was incredibly boring! But, we have the Breast Cancer this weekend, so that should be more exciting than deskwork.
It all sounds so exiting to me!! I squealed like crazy when I saw her with your greyhound, I have one too! Aren't they just the best breed ever?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on June 10, 2009 06:45:52 AM
Thanks Avian Flight!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 10, 2009 09:55:56 AM
Esme-Alice went to work with me today, but it was incredibly boring! But, we have the Breast Cancer this weekend, so that should be more exciting than deskwork.
It all sounds so exiting to me!! I squealed like crazy when I saw her with your greyhound, I have one too! Aren't they just the best breed ever?
I thought that was a greyhound in the first picture in Zazie's gallery. I love them. I have a mastiff and 3 cats too, so she has lots of friends here.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 12, 2009 06:29:48 AM
My mom was visiting so we took Galvin to a bunch of places over the last couple of days, details and pics will be posted next week.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 12, 2009 09:06:34 AM
Eddie and I are going garage-saleling today because it's lovely outside, and there are always tons on my neighborhood!
Hopefully we'll find some nice crafty stuff :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 12, 2009 09:20:41 AM
Eddie and I are going garage-saleling today because it's lovely outside, and there are always tons on my neighborhood!
Hopefully we'll find some nice crafty stuff :)

Cool! Mr Toast and I are going to be having a garage sale  :P Time to thin out the clutter ..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 12, 2009 09:25:55 AM
Sylvia and I are hoping to stop at the Father Hennepin Festival this weekend.  (It's the local fair in the town where I grew up.)  Yay for carnivals!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on June 12, 2009 12:37:28 PM
Eddie and I are going garage-saleling today because it's lovely outside, and there are always tons on my neighborhood!
Hopefully we'll find some nice crafty stuff :)

Happy hunting! I hope you have fun!! ;D

Walter and I went on a little shopping trip today. Walter saw some great socks he liked, but I said they were way too big for him. He also helped us search for new garden chairs in B&Q ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 12, 2009 06:48:19 PM
Chloe and I finally get to go out tomorrow! Will be going to a fancy bakery at Columbus circle and then hopefully big apple bbq and shake shack!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 12, 2009 07:18:30 PM
We didn't end up going garage saleling, we'll do that another day.
Instead he came with me do a bunch of stores to get job applications because I need a second job. But when we went to the pet store, they weren't hiring, but we looked around because I've really missed having a pet since my beloved fish of nine months died last week. We saw this firebellied newt and fell in love and got him! He and  Eddie really hit it off and Eddie's sitting with him right now!

Me Eddie and Newton then all bonded by watching Pretty in Pink Together. Haha  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on June 13, 2009 08:12:36 AM
We didn't end up going garage saleling, we'll do that another day.
Instead he came with me do a bunch of stores to get job applications because I need a second job. But when we went to the pet store, they weren't hiring, but we looked around because I've really missed having a pet since my beloved fish of nine months died last week. We saw this firebellied newt and fell in love and got him! He and  Eddie really hit it off and Eddie's sitting with him right now!

Me Eddie and Newton then all bonded by watching Pretty in Pink Together. Haha  :)

That's so sweet!  :D Sorry to hear about your fish  :( It's horrible when a pet dies *hug* :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on June 13, 2009 10:48:08 AM
well me and tyranno have made it through a week of cub scout day camp. time to rest and recoup. i may take him to see the big chicken this weekend (KFC).



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 13, 2009 11:02:38 AM
Ms Morel is helping myself and Mr Loops to declutter the house this weekend :o  I'd prefer to take her to do something interesting but this is desperately needed! 

We're having my annual bday bbq (pirate themed this year) in a fortnight anyways so she has that to look forward to, plus I'm hoping to go to the Cheltenham Food and Drink festival next weekend which should be fun ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 13, 2009 01:08:44 PM
Esme-Alice walked with me in the Race for the Cure. The crowd was amazing! I added a pic to my mini gallery (link in sig). She just happened to have a cute pink shirt, so she fit in great.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 13, 2009 01:20:24 PM
Just popped into the gallery and it looks like the LV's are settling in nicely.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on June 13, 2009 03:57:42 PM
Chet went to York today and got to learn all about Vikings as well as exploring the shops! Unfortunately my internet connection isn't very good at the moment but I managed to upload a few more pictures to his mini-gallery. We have a few more activities planned as we are in Durham at the moment but we will do more tourist-y things in a few weeks when we are back in London!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 13, 2009 04:02:45 PM
I let Arti play on the computer while I was rolling felt  this afternoon, and he found some places that we might try to stop at on the way to ABQ next weekend, if there is time.  He wants to see the petroglyphs  and the Santa Fe trail, some of the historical sites are right next to the interstate.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on June 13, 2009 05:38:00 PM

lol- sounds like a lot of our LVs are doing garage sale stuff!! Amey and I went garage sale-ing yesterday and next weekend we're having a sale of our own!! She's already had me make a sticker for her saying "I'm priceless! Not for sale!!"

In other news we painted the kitchen at the flip house, went for a scenic car-ride with Eevee (my dog), went to the grocery store. We've got some good stuff planed coming up though- going to get her some local culture (I live outside of Detroit, Michigan... you can imagine the culture).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 13, 2009 08:33:46 PM
Mr Toast and I are finally done packing up after the yard sale and now we have to get to bed so we can leave at 5 am to head south to the NW's Largest Datsun Show :-) Mr Toast will get to see lovely Oregon! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 13, 2009 09:12:55 PM
Sylvia was feeling homesick so I let her loose on MS paint, and she wanted me to pass this along to AF:



Isn't she sweet?  LOL


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 14, 2009 08:51:57 AM
We didn't end up going garage saleling, we'll do that another day.
Instead he came with me do a bunch of stores to get job applications because I need a second job. But when we went to the pet store, they weren't hiring, but we looked around because I've really missed having a pet since my beloved fish of nine months died last week. We saw this firebellied newt and fell in love and got him! He and  Eddie really hit it off and Eddie's sitting with him right now!

Me Eddie and Newton then all bonded by watching Pretty in Pink Together. Haha  :)

That's so sweet!  :D Sorry to hear about your fish  :( It's horrible when a pet dies *hug* :(

Aw thanks! I'm just glad Eddie got here after Leo died because if he was around for that he would be really sad! And now he has a new friend , it really amuses him to watch Newton climb the  sides of his little newt-home.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on June 14, 2009 01:19:52 PM
Little Miss Hellie went on quite the adventure last night...one of my drunk friends almost ate her. Thank goodness she didn't! We'll see what I'll be up to today. Pretty much everything has been boring thus far... but soon adventures will ensue!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 14, 2009 02:25:49 PM
<3 you too Sylvia!! hope you're having a blast!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Salt_Pepper on June 15, 2009 09:06:03 AM
this one is neat we have been helping our friend with it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on June 15, 2009 12:17:32 PM
Ok technical questions time:  so, as this is my first LV swap, I'm a teensy bit confused...  As I have more adventures with my LV, should/could I regularly post pictures in the other thread?  If I should/could, does it matter if I make a new post, or should I go back to the post I already made when Mr. Blue Duck first arrived, and add more photos to that?  I guess I'm just not 100% clear on what "mini galleries" means. 

Also, as I am putting together our little album of our time together, is it considered too redundant to include pictures I put in the other thread?

Sorry, sometimes it takes me a while to "get" things... ::) 
 :) :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on June 15, 2009 01:16:57 PM
I was wondering sorta the same thing. How many pictures should we be posting in the gallery?

I have had a busy week so I haven't done too much, but should be doing some more exciting stuff soon, so will have lots more pics!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 15, 2009 01:28:54 PM
In regular galleries you would post the pictures in a new post on the gallery thread. In mini galleries you would just edit your original post to add more pictures, check out the last round's gallery to see how that works.

Since we can do either in this swap.. I suppose it's just whatever you prefer.

Just be sure you don't post ALL of the pictures on here. You have to include some in the scrapbook that haven't been posted online.

Besides that.. you can post as many as you want. Some people only post a handful of pictures during the entire swap.. other post dozens..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 15, 2009 02:02:57 PM
I never seem to post many in the mini gallery as I go, but I always have the grand intentions of posting more...

doesn't really answer the question does it... oops


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 15, 2009 02:06:22 PM
I usually post up a couple every so often, just to show a glimpse of what has been going on around here. I always just update my first post "mini gallery" style. (:

And Esme-Alice was here to celebrate me getting a new job.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 15, 2009 02:14:21 PM

And Esme-Alice was here to celebrate me getting a new job.

Congratulations!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 15, 2009 02:56:48 PM
as for the ? regarding the gallery.....you can do which ever way you prefer. Edit your mini gallery or just post a pic at the end of the gallery.

and you don't have to post ALL of your pics, like someone said already, you should have a few that are reserved for the scrappybook, like a little surprise for the owner of the LV. ;)

and Lmcbride, I wouldn't consider it redundant to put pics that are already posted in the gallery because I like to have "hard" copies of the ones already online.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 15, 2009 05:39:43 PM

And Esme-Alice was here to celebrate me getting a new job.

Congratulations!  :D
Thank you! I'm soooo nervous though, but I guess that is expected.

And I'm happy to announce that instead of procrastinating like I always do, I've already started on my scrapbook! I hope to continue doing this throughout the swap though-ha ha! (:


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 16, 2009 11:26:41 AM
Chloe and I went to Chinatown today. I got one of my ears pierced (because it closed) and now Chloe wants a pair of earrings too. Maybe we'll do some home piercing.  ;) She got to try Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwiches).. one of my favorite foods. She liked it a lot!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 16, 2009 12:46:14 PM
Chloe and I went to Chinatown today. I got one of my ears pierced (because it closed) and now Chloe wants a pair of earrings too. Maybe we'll do some home piercing.  ;) She got to try Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwiches).. one of my favorite foods. She liked it a lot!

Ooooh!  She would look cute with earrings!  And I'm jealous of the Banh Mi, I've heard good things.  Maybe I'll have to hit a Vietnamese restaurant with my brother this summer to try it!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on June 17, 2009 05:33:04 AM
Zazie is going to come play 'House MD' with me on Sunday when I go to visit my brain specialist. I'm gonna talk them into giving Zazie an MRI ;D Should be fun :D And when I say 'House MD' I mean it because that's what going to hospital is always like, an episode of House ::) My doctors are all crazy and I'm sure none of them will object to posing with Zazie ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on June 17, 2009 05:42:53 AM
Ty is still recovering from cub scout day camp. we are going to try to go see the big chicken this weekend (KFC restruant).  he is also helping with my other swaps.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on June 17, 2009 09:26:35 AM
Mel, Tom and I went to Pirmanti Brothers and played some D&D last night, but I forgot to take pictures. :( I'm sure we'll be playing again soon.  We're also going to a fair on Friday.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 17, 2009 01:20:30 PM
Zazie is going to come play 'House MD' with me on Sunday when I go to visit my brain specialist. I'm gonna talk them into giving Zazie an MRI ;D Should be fun :D And when I say 'House MD' I mean it because that's what going to hospital is always like, an episode of House ::) My doctors are all crazy and I'm sure none of them will object to posing with Zazie ;)
That's awesome! I love House, so some crazy doctors would be great! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on June 17, 2009 03:09:30 PM
Chet has been having fun indoors recently due to bad weather, though we did go craft shopping yesterday! He helped me to pick out the blank to use for his scrapbook as well as some scrapbook paper. I think we are going to have to make him a jumper, though, as he is complaining about the cold weather up in the north of England! Hopefully it will be warmer when we go down to London otherwise he is going to spend the rest of his time here wrapped up in a blanket!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 18, 2009 08:09:15 AM
Tonight Arti is going to help me pack up for the drive to ABQ tomorrow - it is an eight hour drive, I hope he doesn't get car-sick. If we get everything cleaned up early enough tonight, we might go and watch the late showing of the Star Trek movie.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 19, 2009 01:44:04 PM
Since we'll all be printing pictures for the scrapbook, here's a link that provides information on how to get pictures printed from different websites for FREE. All you need to do in most cases is sign up for a new account. Just keep in mind that you must account for shipping time (shipping should be free but I'm not sure for all sites).

http://dealnews.com/How-To-Get-1-831-Free-Digital-Prints/303346.html (http://dealnews.com/How-To-Get-1-831-Free-Digital-Prints/303346.html)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 19, 2009 01:47:57 PM
Add artscow.com to that list.  I know I can get like 100 free prints a month for my first year.  Not a bad deal!  Of course they ship from Hong Kong...   :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on June 19, 2009 04:27:47 PM
Thank You both for the links!! ;D

Today Walter witnessed the miracle that is me cleaning my room. It was a bit of a mess, and needed doing. Walter offered to help out but I said didn't have to do that as he was a guest! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 19, 2009 06:46:20 PM
Cool link! I know I've used a few of those already, but I'll have to check out some of the others. Has anyone used artscow before?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 19, 2009 08:48:09 PM
Cool link! I know I've used a few of those already, but I'll have to check out some of the others. Has anyone used artscow before?

I have, but only once.   :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 19, 2009 09:19:42 PM
Arti and I are in ABQ - I am trying to update his blog, but this hotel internet is pathetic.  Tomorrow I am going to try to take him to Old Town (right near the hotel), then on Sunday we drive back and will make a stop to see the Santa Fe trail and a 17th century mission.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 19, 2009 09:31:47 PM
Me and Eddie had a rainy day today, so we stayed home and made muffins!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on June 20, 2009 10:45:18 AM
I have had some super busy days this week so I haven't been able to do anything. However my best friend is coming over for drinks tonight so there will definitly be some good times later!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 20, 2009 05:09:32 PM
Cool link! I know I've used a few of those already, but I'll have to check out some of the others. Has anyone used artscow before?

I have, but only once.   :)
Did they work out ok? I'm all for tons of free pics, but it sounds kinda too good to be true.

Esme-Alice hung out with me while I did some shopping for new clothes today. (: Not too exciting, but it was something to do.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on June 20, 2009 06:51:02 PM
ty is just about recovered from day camp and ready to go sight seeing.  we have been working on our other swaps and as well as making things for him.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on June 20, 2009 07:42:16 PM
Cool link! I know I've used a few of those already, but I'll have to check out some of the others. Has anyone used artscow before?

I have, but only once.   :)
Did they work out ok? I'm all for tons of free pics, but it sounds kinda too good to be true.

Esme-Alice hung out with me while I did some shopping for new clothes today. (: Not too exciting, but it was something to do.

Well, the price is a little high for shipping, but partly because like I said, artscow is in Hong Kong.  But the quality was decent for my purposes.  And I don't remember it taking OVERLY long, but I would order any prints in plenty of time.  And I don't think there are any strings attached to signing up.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 20, 2009 09:25:39 PM
I've used snapfish before and they're pretty awesome. If you look around there may be free shipping codes too. I've used artscow before as well but not for pictures, they had a print your photo on a mousepad deal so I got two of those for really cheap.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 20, 2009 09:46:54 PM
Thanks for the tips. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on June 21, 2009 02:04:40 AM
New Zazie pictures in her mini gallery :)
She just got back from having fun at the hospital (lucky her, she wasn't the one getting probed with needles!)
 The hospital stuff were very good and I was able to leave her and my camera with one of the Doctors who took her into the labs and surgery rooms where the general public aren't allowed to go :D
 Apparently one of my Doctor's friends suggested Zazie take a trip to visit autopsy... :-\ I wasn't sure what KiwiDragons would think of that so I said I'd ask first.
So, KiwiDragons, how do you feel about Zazie going to visit the autopsy people? They promise there won't be any bodies or anything yucky, she'd just be in the room and posed with the machines they uses to test for poisons and stuff (if that's of any interest to you).  

I did get some really cool pictures of her having x-rays and stuff which will be posted soon! :D

edit: Sorry I would have asked this in a pm but I'm using my mobie so I can't send private messages at the moment.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on June 21, 2009 08:54:21 AM
Chet came with me to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen yesterday. The cinema was packed and he was a little nervous about the amount of people there but he ended up having a great time! I'm not sure that I should have let him have so much pick and mix though... he has been bouncing around like nobody's business! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 21, 2009 12:09:51 PM
Whoa! I think an autopsy room would be cool! I wouldn't even mind if there were bodies (is that weird?).

I love the new pics-those brass pigs are cute.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on June 22, 2009 03:07:55 AM
This week will be very busy for me and Tuesday Grace!
On wednesday we're going to the hairdresser ( we don't know what we're going to do with our hair yet!)
Friday we'll explore the city centre, Saturday isn't planned yet (maybe we'll put some wallpaper on the walls of our new house) and on Sunday we're going to one of the largest garage sales in Belgium and we hope to find a vintage frame!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 22, 2009 05:41:41 AM
Galvin and I had a crazy busy weekend, and we have a big week ahead as we get ready for the Relay for Life this weekend.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on June 22, 2009 08:13:42 AM
Mel, Tom and I went to the church festival this weekend.  We ate some haluski (cabbage and noodles for the non-polish folk ;)) and played some BINGO! Sadly, we lost though. :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on June 22, 2009 10:05:23 AM
Lyle and I haven't been up to too much here lately.... we did have a wonderful Midsummer celebration, though!  He got a suprise yesterday, too.... I think he's gonna get to go to Puerto Rico!!!!  YAY!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 22, 2009 02:32:49 PM
Eddie and I went to the Minnesota Zoo today. It was THE hottest day of the year we happened to pick, so we were dying of heat... but it was still a lot of fun! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 22, 2009 03:20:23 PM
Oh maaaan well it's taken nearly a week but Mr Loops and I are neeeeearly over our gastric flu or whatever the heck the doc said it was!  Feeling muuuch better and hoping to be totally over by Weds fingers xed, which Ms Morel will be very pleased about as she says we've been very demanding patients :D 

I finally felt like sitting at the sewing machine a little bit this arvo so Ms Morel helped me finish my bloomers for my pirate outfit for the pirate party on Saturday ;D  She made me promise that tomorrow I'd make time to do her outfit though!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beckashell on June 22, 2009 04:07:23 PM
lol. how cute!!

Oh maaaan well it's taken nearly a week but Mr Loops and I are neeeeearly over our gastric flu or whatever the heck the doc said it was!  Feeling muuuch better and hoping to be totally over by Weds fingers xed, which Ms Morel will be very pleased about as she says we've been very demanding patients :D 

I finally felt like sitting at the sewing machine a little bit this arvo so Ms Morel helped me finish my bloomers for my pirate outfit for the pirate party on Saturday ;D  She made me promise that tomorrow I'd make time to do her outfit though!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on June 22, 2009 05:18:04 PM
I need to make an outfit for Chloe too! ahh she's so naked in all of her pics.  ;) My mom gave her a new hair-do tho, she looks younger now and super cute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on June 22, 2009 05:38:56 PM
Walter and I went on a little trip to London today to see the sights! It was very tiring as it was mega busy, and Walter went to sleep on the train home (bless him!)  :D
I'll be posting pics on his blog tomorrow ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on June 22, 2009 05:47:54 PM
I hope those drinks were fun, slingmomma! :)  Mr. Blue Duck has been helping me frantically organize my house, finish up some projects and get ready for a big huge party here on Saturday!  A lot of what I have to do is messy, so he has to keep his distance (he is so meticulous about keeping his fur clean!) but on Saturday I just know he will be the life of the party, and we'll get plenty of good shots!  (in fact it may be the highlight of his whole time here) :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on June 24, 2009 06:45:59 AM
Me and Chet are currently on a train zooming down from Durham to London! He is having a great time looking out of the window but he is also enjoying the free wireless internet access! ;) We should be back in time for dinner we'll be able to do some serious sightseeing in the next few weeks. Should be lots of fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 24, 2009 07:16:54 AM
Galvin is laughing at all us wimpy Canadians as we whine about the heat.   :D

We're getting ready to take a little trip this weekend for the Relay for Life and to visit some family (should be lots of fun). 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: hockamama on June 24, 2009 12:59:56 PM
potato head has been so bored here with us the last week or so.  after vacay, we've just been layin about the house, hiding from the heat and enjoying sleeping in!  we did go to the park today, though.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on June 24, 2009 02:30:41 PM
and  got a swap package in the mail???  (no I'm not stalking you hockamama, just trailing you from one swap board to another)  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on June 24, 2009 03:42:36 PM
Galvin is laughing at all us wimpy Canadians as we whine about the heat.   :D

We're getting ready to take a little trip this weekend for the Relay for Life and to visit some family (should be lots of fun). 

We complain about the heat and even the cold! Gosh us Canadians are never satisfied lol I have to admit it is a little hot here!

Miss purple will be helping me with a personal swap tonight! Maybe even take a stab at embroidery! Also its SYTYCD tonight so she gets to watch my fave show with me too! Next 2 weeks I have off school so we will be going sightseeing!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on June 25, 2009 12:00:30 AM
potato head has been so bored here with us the last week or so.  after vacay, we've just been layin about the house, hiding from the heat and enjoying sleeping in!  we did go to the park today, though.

Tuesday Grace hasn't been up to much lately too but this weekend will be very busy :)


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Post by: koalascout on June 25, 2009 02:59:13 AM
ty has been hanging out with my son the last few days. he is havng a blast. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 25, 2009 08:02:36 AM
Well, so far Mr Toast has seen Oregon, gone to a car show, visited the Olympic Peninsula, and seen Eastern Washington. This weekend I think we'll explore our town a bit and stay close to home  :D

Mr Toast also saw THREE cougars in the wild! We were driving along and came around the corner and there were three cougars in the road. Hubby says seeing that many is a once in a lifetime experience. Unfortunately they were too quick for me to get pictures of Mr Toast and them  :-\ But still, this will have to be written into his scrapbook  ;)

If Mr Toast's luck with wildlife continues I shall have to be extra careful in Alaska  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on June 25, 2009 10:48:30 AM
Oh WOW Wildfyre I wish I lived where you do! I'd love seeing wildlife like that! Not that I never see wildlife, just would like to see your wildlife for a change :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 25, 2009 10:59:21 AM
Oh WOW Wildfyre I wish I lived where you do! I'd love seeing wildlife like that! Not that I never see wildlife, just would like to see your wildlife for a change :D

I dunno.. I think seeing Kangaroos and Koalas in the wild would be awesome!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 25, 2009 11:02:11 AM
Oh WOW Wildfyre I wish I lived where you do! I'd love seeing wildlife like that! Not that I never see wildlife, just would like to see your wildlife for a change :D

Wow, I agree!  The closest we really get to wildlife here is all my stuffed animals  ::)  I did used to live in a more rural location but even then it was mainly just pheasants that I saw, or very very rarely a deer.  Mr Toast must be having such a fabbo time!! 

I only wish Ms Morel wasn't so bored with us still being a bit poorly and so not leaving the house, but we are at least mucho better than we were and of course she has the party to look forward to on Saturday ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on June 25, 2009 01:04:30 PM
When I took out Knut the other day we saw a kingfisher! Well, a blue green flash as it flew by. Once I've got more pictures from my mum (she has a much better camera than me) I'll get them posted. None of the kingfisher, but some of ducks and yellow wagtails  :) Definitely nothing as exciting as a cougar, let alone three!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 25, 2009 03:42:55 PM
When I took out Knut the other day we saw a kingfisher! Well, a blue green flash as it flew by.

Kingfishers are beautiful birds, that's awesome!

Besides.. this swap is all about sending the travelers out to experience new things :-) And I'm quite sure Ms Morel isn't bored FruityLoops. Just being in England must be incredible.. I'm very jealous of that lil' mushroom!

I'm hoping we can get Mr Toast to see a bear when we go north. But we'll see.. they're kind of hard to find on purpose. One summer up there I saw 36! 10 black and the rest were brown and Grizzlies.. but I think I was just on a roll  :P Most of the time I saw them while looking for something else!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 25, 2009 05:24:40 PM
Wildlife around here is mostly bunnies and birds. Occasionally there is a deer at my mom's house. I can't believe you saw a couple of cougars! That's awesome.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on June 26, 2009 05:13:58 AM
wowza.  sounds like Mr. Toast is having some fantastic adventures!  Jealous!

Well we have a rare (for these parts) and elusive Indigo Bunting hanging out at our bird feeder this summer!  This is a really big deal for me, as I have only ever seen one other Indigo Bunting in my life, roughly 20 years ago.  So far I am only getting marginal quality photos of him, but am determined to get a shot of Mr. Blue Duck and the Bunting at the same time.  Ok, that's it for dorky birdwatching news in Vermont. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on June 26, 2009 11:11:59 AM
Haha! Thats exciting though, the closest thing to wildlife where I live is our supposedly large fluffy squirrels that I am convinced are crazy! I had one jump at our back fence, not onto it, the other day and scared the living daylights outta me! Now I see the little bugger all the time walking along the fence just staring... creepy!

I got some pics of Miss Purple that I will get posted this afternoon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 26, 2009 01:35:26 PM
Well we have a rare (for these parts) and elusive Indigo Bunting hanging out at our bird feeder this summer!  This is a really big deal for me, as I have only ever seen one other Indigo Bunting in my life, roughly 20 years ago.  So far I am only getting marginal quality photos of him, but am determined to get a shot of Mr. Blue Duck and the Bunting at the same time.  Ok, that's it for dorky birdwatching news in Vermont. :D

I had to google Indigo Buntings.. they're beautiful! A picture of one and Mr Blue Duck would be awesome!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 26, 2009 07:57:55 PM
I had my first Indigo Bunting a few weeks ago. Sadly, I haven't seen him since, but somehow I managed a picture while he was here (it's a crappy one though and it was way before Esme-Alice was here).

Tomorrow we are going to see Transformers, so that should be fun.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on June 27, 2009 04:08:10 AM
 :o
I LOVE TRANSFORMERS!!! :D ;D :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 27, 2009 05:42:27 AM
Woo!!!  Pirate party bbq this afternoon!!  Gosh it's hard to make a pirate outfit for a mushroom... :o


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on June 27, 2009 09:58:03 AM
Woo!!!  Pirate party bbq this afternoon!!  Gosh it's hard to make a pirate outfit for a mushroom... :o

Haha I can imagine. Just make an eyepatch!

Eddie explored the very hip Uptown yesterday, I'll blog about it today, and in a few hours we'e off to a pool party!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on June 27, 2009 12:41:58 PM
Galvin and I participated in the Relay for Life last night.  We walked 34 Km, raised over $1000 personally, were on the top fundraising team with over $10 000 in donations, and the event raised more than $150 000.

And now we are tired and sore, but it was worth it  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 27, 2009 02:08:15 PM
Galvin and I participated in the Relay for Life last night.  We walked 34 Km, raised over $1000 personally, were on the top fundraising team with over $10 000 in donations, and the event raised more than $150 000.

And now we are tired and sore, but it was worth it  ;D

congrats to both of you!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 28, 2009 09:20:56 AM
Galvin and I participated in the Relay for Life last night.  We walked 34 Km, raised over $1000 personally, were on the top fundraising team with over $10 000 in donations, and the event raised more than $150 000.

And now we are tired and sore, but it was worth it  ;D
That's really awesome! Congratulations.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on June 28, 2009 09:47:52 PM
the boys and i took a short trip to deep creek, maryland today. :) i have never been there, the b/f took me and it was just lovely. :)

i hope to post some pictures of our adventures soon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on June 28, 2009 11:10:45 PM
Galvin and I participated in the Relay for Life last night.  We walked 34 Km, raised over $1000 personally, were on the top fundraising team with over $10 000 in donations, and the event raised more than $150 000.

And now we are tired and sore, but it was worth it  ;D

congrats to both of you!

Wow! That's fantastic! I was just going to say I took Hellie to the beach. You win on this one  ;) Thanks for letting Galvin be apart of that!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 29, 2009 06:39:23 AM
Arti got to play with some dyes this weekend when I had a little batik and tie-dye party. On Wednesday, we are going to see Hamlet at an outdoor theater after work. Next weekend, we are going to try to go to Pawnee Grasslands one day to see the prairie.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on June 30, 2009 09:12:34 AM
Wow!  Sounds like Arti is having a lot of adventures!  Lyle and I have been taking it easy... work has been killer this past week (boss was on vacation and the other counter guy quit so that left me with 4 phone lines and 2 new employees... fun fun!)  Lyle did get good news, though.  The Puerto Rico trip is on for August!!  He's super excited!!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on June 30, 2009 01:41:17 PM
Galvin and I participated in the Relay for Life last night.  We walked 34 Km, raised over $1000 personally, were on the top fundraising team with over $10 000 in donations, and the event raised more than $150 000.

And now we are tired and sore, but it was worth it  ;D

Wow, that's brilliant! Congrats! :D

Walter and I have been taking it easy recently, it's been too hot to do anything!! But we go on holiday to Cyprus next week! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on June 30, 2009 03:43:25 PM
Chet has been helping me craft up a storm the past few days as well as participating in a few games of Scrabble. There is a bit of a heatwave here at the moment and he is feeling a lot more at home!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on July 01, 2009 10:36:16 AM
Zazie got kidnapped by a seagull!! :o

But she's fine :D It dropped her when it realised she wasn't edible :P
I'll post pictures of the attempted kidnap on the weekend after we take her whale watching.

She has also recently been to the Martime Museum and Port Adelaide lighthouse (where the incident happened) and to the craft markets.
We were feeding the seagulls some chips to try and get a nice photo outside the light house by the warf... I had her sitting on the seat next to my whilst mum took the pictures and one of the birds just jumps up and grabs her :o it hoped off the seat with her and ran away, it got about half a meter before it dropped her. Everyone was laughing exept for me who nearly had a heart attack ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 01, 2009 10:40:18 AM
OMG I totally would have freaked out too! Thank goodness it dropped Zazie!

Today Miss Purple came to the Canada Day parade with us! I couldn't get a picture of her with the any floats but I took lots of pictures for her scrapbook and some pictures of her with the goodies we got at the parade!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on July 01, 2009 12:44:26 PM
Wow, poor Zazie!! Glad she was ok! ;D

Today Walter and I have been doing some painting in the garden. Plus he's got his hands (claws/paws?!) on some more birthday cake! :D I've posted piccies on his blog!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 01, 2009 12:44:45 PM
Zazie got kidnapped by a seagull!! :o

We were feeding the seagulls some chips to try and get a nice photo outside the light house by the warf... I had her sitting on the seat next to my whilst mum took the pictures and one of the birds just jumps up and grabs her :o it hoped off the seat with her and ran away, it got about half a meter before it dropped her. Everyone was laughing exept for me who nearly had a heart attack ::)

I've actually made little harnesses with long ropes for my LV's just in case of that sort of thing.  :D I'm paranoid.. and we do lots of picture taking on ledges and around wildlife.. so one can't be too careful!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on July 01, 2009 01:00:46 PM
Oh my, poor Zazie, I hope she's not too traumatized by the experience :o


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 01, 2009 03:03:30 PM
Zazie got kidnapped by a seagull!! :o

But she's fine :D It dropped her when it realised she wasn't edible :P
I'll post pictures of the attempted kidnap on the weekend after we take her whale watching.

She has also recently been to the Martime Museum and Port Adelaide lighthouse (where the incident happened) and to the craft markets.
We were feeding the seagulls some chips to try and get a nice photo outside the light house by the warf... I had her sitting on the seat next to my whilst mum took the pictures and one of the birds just jumps up and grabs her :o it hoped off the seat with her and ran away, it got about half a meter before it dropped her. Everyone was laughing exept for me who nearly had a heart attack ::)

I almost had a heart attack when I read the first line. Ha ha! I'm glad she was dropped too. I don't think she would have tasted too good. I wish I could have seen it happen-it probably looked pretty funny. Well, this is what she wanted-lots of adventure. It sure sounds like she's getting it! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on July 01, 2009 10:23:00 PM
Arti and I went to see Hamlet tonight at the Shakespeare festival, but got rained out by a big thunderstorm in the middle of the show.  Maybe I'll let him watch the end on netflix or something....


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 02, 2009 01:56:28 PM
I updated my gallery with a couple more pictures! I also found out that I will have another little visitor here for a couple of weeks come mid July so Miss Purple will get to meet Yhetti from Nova Scotia!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on July 02, 2009 02:55:57 PM
The weather has been lovely here so Chet has been out enjoying it! He helped me to make lemonade this afternoon and we went for a walk to Wimbledon Park and snapped a few photos. We sat by the lake for a while and watched the geese but luckily none of them came anywhere near him! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on July 03, 2009 07:18:06 AM
I've actually made little harnesses with long ropes for my LV's just in case of that sort of thing.  :D I'm paranoid.. and we do lots of picture taking on ledges and around wildlife.. so one can't be too careful!

Aww what an adorable idea!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on July 03, 2009 10:25:59 AM
Eddie was so happy because he finally got to go to the Mall of America yesterday! He was amazed at how big it is, and he got a lot of great pictures- there's a classic one of him with the giant shark mascot they have for the aquarium there- he's in the shark's mouth :)
No time to blog till tonight though because we're off the Minnehaha falls for some hiking and a picnic! Then we're streetdancing in Chanhassen's July 4th celebration! He's quite the busy eggbert!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 03, 2009 10:52:52 AM
I just remembered to put a picture of the cool sculpture by the "Sandman" we saw last weekend. I'm going to try and find something cool to do for the 4th of July-I might drive around and look for some fireworks to watch, but I don't do a whole lot.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on July 03, 2009 11:32:47 AM
I hope all the LV's in the USA have a very happy and safe 4th of July!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on July 03, 2009 11:57:34 AM
I updated my gallery with a couple more pictures! I also found out that I will have another little visitor here for a couple of weeks come mid July so Miss Purple will get to meet Yhetti from Nova Scotia!

Ooh, what a fantastic name for your second LV!  Sounds like a very interesting guy/gal. :)
Meanwhile, it has been raining nonstop with the exception of ONE day, for going on two weeks here! :P  Gah!  I know Mr. Blue Duck is a duck and all, but we have been hard-pressed for interesting things to do besides go shopping.... However NEXT weekend we are going camping so I'm sure he'll like that.  And it better not rain because we have some long bike rides (my bike is a wicked-witch-of-the-west type with a big old basket that he can ride in) and hikes planned, which I'm sure he'll love. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on July 03, 2009 12:10:27 PM
I hope all the LV's in the USA have a very happy and safe 4th of July!
Excuse my poor knowledge of American holidays but what happens on the 4th July?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on July 03, 2009 12:19:56 PM
I hope all the LV's in the USA have a very happy and safe 4th of July!
Excuse my poor knowledge of American holidays but what happens on the 4th July?

It's our Independence Day.  As in, when "the colonies" gained their independence from King George (that crazy old guy ;D) via the Revolutionary War, round about 1776.  So we go all patriotic and have lots of fireworks. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 03, 2009 12:27:03 PM
I updated my gallery with a couple more pictures! I also found out that I will have another little visitor here for a couple of weeks come mid July so Miss Purple will get to meet Yhetti from Nova Scotia!

Ooh, what a fantastic name for your second LV!  Sounds like a very interesting guy/gal. :)
Meanwhile, it has been raining nonstop with the exception of ONE day, for going on two weeks here! :P  Gah!  I know Mr. Blue Duck is a duck and all, but we have been hard-pressed for interesting things to do besides go shopping.... However NEXT weekend we are going camping so I'm sure he'll like that.  And it better not rain because we have some long bike rides (my bike is a wicked-witch-of-the-west type with a big old basket that he can ride in) and hikes planned, which I'm sure he'll love. :)

Camping sounds exciting! I have never actually been camping beofre,major city girl ::) lol But we are going a little north next weekend for a wedding and will be "camping out" in our friends backyard so that should be fun! Oh and we will be taking a bus trip as well to come home! So some pictures of the little towns in Ontario will definitly be taken!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on July 03, 2009 10:05:21 PM
Camping sound like major fun. I've never been camping either!

Happy 4th of July to all the US peeps! Chloe and I won't be going to see the fireworks in person but we're having a BBQ! Yum Yum. We'll watch the fireworks on tv this year. I heard there are fireworks every friday night at Coney Island so maybe we'll catch one of those later in the summer. I love fireworks! I remember taking my first LV to see fireworks one summer.. what good memories.  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on July 04, 2009 02:34:03 AM
Ms Morel and I are going to another party today, for FiL's 60th.  Gonna be lots of oldies there (t he he) but should be a good evening of booze n food ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 04, 2009 08:28:31 AM
If it stops raining (booo!!) I'm going to bbq (with some vegetarian for Esme-Alice) and watch the fireworks display. It's been raining all morning, so I hope it runs out before tonight.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 04, 2009 10:22:57 AM
So far we've seen an out of control grass fire and worked on cars  :P But tonight we may go for a hike and tomorrow we're going to visit family and stuff so Mr Toast should have more fun :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on July 04, 2009 07:14:12 PM
ty and i had a bbq today and then ust took it easy the rest of the day.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 04, 2009 08:17:42 PM
Booo!! They canceled the fireworks because of rain. And it was just barely raining too. :( I'm hoping they will set them off tomorrow or something.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on July 05, 2009 07:29:06 AM
Arti has had a busy weekend of crafting, fireworks, and visiting the Pawnee Grasslands.  He posted some pictures in his blog: http://artistravels.blogspot.com/ (http://artistravels.blogspot.com/). Today, he is going to relax and help make some corn pudding.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on July 05, 2009 12:00:12 PM
Sylvia posted new pictures last night on her Facebook page.  We'll try to get them up in the gallery sometime today or tonight!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on July 05, 2009 01:15:19 PM
Amey and I had a wonderful 4th of July!! We went up to my grandparent's house on the lake and jet skied, swam, cooked marshmallows and watched fireworks! It was a blast! We even stopped at Lake Huron, so that Amey could see one of the Great Lakes. She wore her new patriotic dress and had a great time. Then we spent today in the woods and got some great pictures as well. I'll post a few in the gallery- the rest are reserved for her scrapbook. Hurray!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on July 06, 2009 05:43:24 AM
We didn't have fireworks either because of the rain.  Blah. 

But we did finally get a day of glorious sunshine, our first in two weeks, so we took Mr. Blue Duck to the river, sightseeing, to an outdoor art show, AND on a nice long bike ride!  Whew!  All in one afternoon!  He really killed everyone with his cuteness, where ever we went. :D  Got *lots* of nice pictures.  Even though we've been mainly sticking around the house because of all the rain, I was surprised to find that I have about 40 good pictures!  I might have to give him his own website or something after all because I know I won't be able to print them all out... :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on July 06, 2009 07:11:27 AM
Walter and I are off on holiday to Cyprus tonight! He's mega excited! ;D
See you all soon! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: hockamama on July 06, 2009 10:43:45 AM
we're not doing much, so mr. potato head is somewhat bored.  however, my niece's mrs. potato head has come to visit, so he's got someone to talk to.  mostly, they talk about his wife and kids and her boyfriend.  oh, and mr potato head will star in next sunday's sermon at my church, so that will break up the monotony that is our week! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on July 06, 2009 11:06:51 AM
oh, and mr potato head will star in next sunday's sermon at my church, so that will break up the monotony that is our week! :)

that's awesome


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on July 06, 2009 01:23:22 PM
oh, and mr potato head will star in next sunday's sermon at my church, so that will break up the monotony that is our week! :)

that's awesome

I bet he's excited!
Tuesday Grace is going to a wedding tomorrow!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on July 10, 2009 05:58:42 AM
Eddie is having a blast at art camp! We're super busy and the wireless in the dorms is super slow so blogging is hard, but  we're taking many pictures of all the action so when we have a free moment we'll share!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 10, 2009 06:34:46 AM
It has been a slow time for Esme Alice recently. We did see some fireworks on July 5 and I wanted to do some stuff this weekend, but it's supposed to be storming all weekend, so I don't know if that will work out. We do have a baseball game planned for July 19 and I am going to try to go to the zoo the weekend after that.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on July 10, 2009 06:44:27 AM
Knut's going to have a busy weekend. He's going to a party tonight, then on Sunday he's going to a geocaching meet which is also my mum's birthday. It's a picnic (as long as the weather's nice) in a lovely area. I'm not sure what we're going to do on Saturday, but I might get him to help me with arranging things for mum's birthday and he might come to my grandparents' house with me.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on July 11, 2009 10:02:23 AM
ty and i are chilling out at the house right now. we have to see what is happening over here to go check out.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on July 11, 2009 11:54:47 AM
Arti is helping me pack and clean for our trip to China. We'll probably be incommunicado until our return, unless I can find an internet cafe somewhere....


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 11, 2009 04:05:37 PM
We've been pretty boring here.. although Mr Toast did go out with hubby and I last night to celebrate our 1st anniversary :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on July 12, 2009 02:40:12 AM
We've been pretty boring here.. although Mr Toast did go out with hubby and I last night to celebrate our 1st anniversary :)

Awwww, happy anniversary to you and Mr Wildfyre!!! ;D 

I've just had a week off work, and have another week off (as work rang up on Thurs and said they had no work for me to do so might as well take another week  :-\), so Ms Morel and I have mostly been setting up my crafting room and crafting this week :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on July 12, 2009 11:20:35 AM
We just got back from our camping trip in which Mr. Blue Duck got to see.....a BEAR -actually a mama black bear and her one cub AND later the same day, a Catamount!  What is a catamount, you might ask (if you are not from New England) it's otherwise known as a MOUNTAIN LION (or panther, or puma)!!!  This is a remarkable thing, because they are very rare in Vermont.  Trust me, this is a super big deal around here.  Did I get a picture?  Of course not! ::)  With the bears, we were pretty close and pretty scared, and I thought, if I go for my camera I'll only end up shooting pictures of my own demise, so we just backed away.  The bears saw us, but they were far enough away I guess they didn't feel threatened, so they just went on their way.  And the Catamount, no way.  It was fast, not running but by the time we identified it it was gone.  That's how it goes.  Well anyway, even without pictures, Mr. Blue Duck will have some teriffic adventure stories to tell his great-grand-duckies.  Assuming he ever settles down... ;)

We did get some good camping pictures though, and I think this week Mr. BD will get his own blog because I just have so many pictures to share! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on July 12, 2009 02:06:20 PM
Galvin's beginning to think that all we do is watch movies and eat... as that seems to be all we've been doing lately, but we did take him to see Monty Python on the beach which was pretty cool.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 12, 2009 03:31:12 PM
We had a pretty crazy weekend at the wedding I went to! I unfortunatly didn't get many pictures because there was a couple of little kids that were driving me crazy that I know wouyld havestolen Miss Purple and gotten her horribly dirty and destroyed! I did find out however we will be traveling north again in a few weeks so we will be able to relive the trip!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on July 12, 2009 07:07:00 PM
Zazie has been doing a few things here and there. She went to Harndorf (touristy village) and got her picture taken sitting on things the sign beside her specifically said not to sit on ::) It was loads of fun even though the stormwater drains exploded and we nearly drowned :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on July 12, 2009 10:19:08 PM
It's really hard to upload our pictures because the internet here is so slow, but we're having a blast at art camp and taking so many pictures to show when we get home!


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Post by: Lmcbride on July 13, 2009 04:49:54 AM
got her picture taken sitting on things the sign beside her specifically said not to sit on ::)


Mr. Blue Duck does the same thing!  Such crazy uncontrollable little visitors! :o


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on July 13, 2009 04:52:26 AM
there was a couple of little kids that were driving me crazy that I know wouyld have stolen Miss Purple and gotten her horribly dirty and destroyed!

You have my sympathy, and thanks for watching her back!  I know a couple of kids like that, too, grrrr >:(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on July 13, 2009 11:15:27 AM
On Wednesday Tuesday Grace will get the chance to drive a brand new car (Does she have her drivers license?)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 13, 2009 04:27:41 PM
Zazie has been doing a few things here and there. She went to Harndorf (touristy village) and got her picture taken sitting on things the sign beside her specifically said not to sit on ::) It was loads of fun even though the stormwater drains exploded and we nearly drowned :P

Sounds like fun! Well, except for the explosions and nearly drowning part! I hope everyone is ok, drowning would most certainly suck.
I am going to sit down with a calendar and plan out more stuff to do with Esme-Alice while she's here. It seems like if I don't plan it out-it might not happen and I want to do as much as possible. We are definitely going to a baseball game next Sunday and I hope I can convince Greg to go to the zoo the Saturday after that-if not, I might just go by myself-I love the zoo.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on July 13, 2009 04:54:51 PM
Sylvia and I went with another gnome I'm hosting to the Mall of America today, and even "met" a local celebrity.  (I'll be including that pic in the scrapbook, so unfortunately it's not going online!)  But we had a lot of fun, and took some good photos.  Hope Chloe is behaving herself in the Big Apple!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: craftymama06 on July 13, 2009 06:12:20 PM
I hope you do this again...Oh my goodness it's sooo cute...GREAT IDEA..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on July 14, 2009 01:13:35 AM
Ms Morel and I are going to visit HefferJooBug on Thursday assuming she doesn't drop sprog before then as she's about due to burst with her first slimey sprogling!  Ms Morel is also looking forward to meeting Heff's LV from the last round, Roxy the cow ;D  I think Roxy is looking forward to taking part in the winter round again! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on July 14, 2009 03:53:47 AM
Zazie has been doing a few things here and there. She went to Harndorf (touristy village) and got her picture taken sitting on things the sign beside her specifically said not to sit on ::) It was loads of fun even though the stormwater drains exploded and we nearly drowned :P

Sounds like fun! Well, except for the explosions and nearly drowning part! I hope everyone is ok, drowning would most certainly suck.
I am going to sit down with a calendar and plan out more stuff to do with Esme-Alice while she's here. It seems like if I don't plan it out-it might not happen and I want to do as much as possible. We are definitely going to a baseball game next Sunday and I hope I can convince Greg to go to the zoo the Saturday after that-if not, I might just go by myself-I love the zoo.
Hahaha no we didn't really drown it just hasn't really rained all that much for a while and then we had a huge thunderstorm which brought the rain (whilst we were out!!) and the drains couldn't really cope so we had to wade through knee deep puddles to reach the car :D it was kinda fun but SO COLD!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on July 14, 2009 12:37:12 PM
Chloe won't be able to go to many places on the weekdays since I'm working two jobs now but she's gonna have a BLAST with me in Cali. for 2 1/2 weeks in August. Counting down the weeks now! Maybe I'll ask her to help me pack while I'm at work.. haha.  ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: moawk on July 15, 2009 02:17:53 AM
Finally the summer is back in Stockhom! I think we´ll do the sightseeing in city some other day and go take a closer look at all the wonderful little lakes around here, starting today with Källtorpssjön. Might eat an ice cream or ten too ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on July 15, 2009 06:44:05 AM
Walter and I are back from Cyprus! We had a fab time; t'was very hot! We both got sunburnt...  >:(

Will be posting pics of our adventures on his blog over the next few days! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on July 16, 2009 08:51:07 PM
ty, arthur and i went to see harry potter and the half blood prince today.

very good movie

now to see what is next on the to do list


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 17, 2009 06:21:47 AM
ty, arthur and i went to see harry potter and the half blood prince today.

very good movie

now to see what is next on the to do list

I'll be taking Esme-Alice to see that tomorrow. I don't know if she's going to like it or not, but I know I can't wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on July 17, 2009 07:47:20 AM
Walter wishes it was this time last week and we were still on holiday lol! ;D
I posted afew pics of our journey to Cyprus on his blog ;D http://waltersenglishvacation.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on July 17, 2009 06:21:37 PM
Me and the boys went to Warped Tour and we also went to the Spaghetti Warehouse. :)

I think we're going to go see some fireworks and play some bingo.  Falling Water, Kennywood, and other venues around Pittsburgh are also on the list.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on July 18, 2009 10:46:41 PM
Arti and I are in Beijing! Yesterday he climbed on the Great Wall, and today he went to the Olympic area and is about to go to the Summer Palace and Beijing Opera.  We might not have internet again for a while, so he is going to send some postcards!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 19, 2009 07:53:45 AM
Arti and I are in Beijing! Yesterday he climbed on the Great Wall, and today he went to the Olympic area and is about to go to the Summer Palace and Beijing Opera.  We might not have internet again for a while, so he is going to send some postcards!
I am so jealous! How exciting. I hope that one day I can travel to places like China.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on July 21, 2009 05:23:24 AM
Galvin was dragged all over south western Ontario this weekend for 2 funerals and a wedding (he says he like the wedding the best  ;)).

This week he gets to help us move, not much of a vacation for him  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 21, 2009 10:15:30 AM
I haven't done much of anything around here besides cleaning so not excitement for Miss Purple! I think though that my son and I might take her on a trip to the zoo this week! Its free to go to, just a matter of getting to the other end of town without a car!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on July 21, 2009 01:04:56 PM
Ms Morel came with me to the hospital today to give me moral support as I had to go in for a teeny tiny mini-op and I have way big anxiety issues around hospitals and doctors (and dentists!)!  Thanx Ms Morel!!  I didn't take any piccies as I didn't feel comfortable taking piccies in the hospital, though I think probably my doctor would have been fine with it as she was v nice.  We went to Waitrose on the way home and I let Ms Morel choose any chocolate she wanted as a treat for holding my hand ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: moawk on July 21, 2009 01:35:15 PM
Today Lottie and I went picking blueberries and looking for chanterelles, and we actually found some!  :o Since I´ve never been out searching for mushrooms on my own before I had no idea where you are supposed to look, but I guess we did something right anyway. We´re now trying to dry our precious chantarelles to save them for later use and tomorrow we´ll make blueberry pie  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 21, 2009 03:12:32 PM
I've got some pictures of the baseball game we went to, but I haven't had a chance to upload them. I hope to do that tonight.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on July 22, 2009 01:14:36 AM
Today Arti got to see the terra cotta warriors in Xi'an, he will not have internet again for a while, since we will be on a Yangtze cruise and then in Tibet for a few days. I am hoping that the hotel in Hong Kong will have an internet station. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on July 22, 2009 10:35:37 AM
ptarmic, Arti is so lucky to get to go to China and Hong Kong with you! The food must be amazing and those terra cotta warriors are a sight to see. I remember Xi'an had amazing lotus wrapped sticky rice! (could you send me some? ;) i'll love you forever..)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on July 23, 2009 02:25:04 AM
Zazie just got back from seeing Harry Potter and HOLY COW BEST HARRY MOVIE EVER!! The security dude had a go at me for trying to take photoes (he was worried that I was going to pirate the film ::) ) so no pictures from that but I'm uploading a bunch of other pictures of things she has done right now :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 23, 2009 06:05:15 AM
Esme-Alice went with me to see Harry Potter on Saturday. I guess I'm alone in thinking it was a horrible movie. Everyone I talked to absolutely loved it. *shrug* I don't really know how Esme-Alice felt-I think she liked it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on July 23, 2009 06:23:48 AM
Knut and I haven't done much together lately as I've been really busy, but we'll probably get a lot more done in August. He has been to a few interesting places though. I plan to take him to my favourite place (which is by the sea which he'll like) on a day trip, I'm going to show him around here a bit better and we're also going to go for a weekend trip to Cardiff (that's the plan anyway). That's all the main things planned, but there's a load more day trips I want to go on with him.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on July 23, 2009 07:50:55 PM
Just to make you jealous!!! Piccolo and I are going to Cancun!!! and to Veracruz, Isla del carmen, Xcaret, etc!!!!!
Hugs!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on July 23, 2009 08:58:40 PM
ty will be making a day trip to alabama to pick up aunt for a visit.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on July 23, 2009 11:54:25 PM
Esme-Alice went with me to see Harry Potter on Saturday. I guess I'm alone in thinking it was a horrible movie. Everyone I talked to absolutely loved it. *shrug* I don't really know how Esme-Alice felt-I think she liked it.
My Mum didn't like it either but she's not really into Harry, she just goes because I force her :P I really LOVED it though ;D So far its my favourite movie in the Harry series :D Can't wait till Deathly Hallows!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on July 25, 2009 01:51:03 PM
We got a lot of free fabric from the free shelf they had at MCAD( where me and Eddie went to art camp!) so today we're sewing and trying to make a summer dress. And maybe a lil something for Eddie too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 26, 2009 06:20:50 PM
I'm afraid it may be a bit too toasty here for Mr Toast! The National Weather Service has us under heat advisory! They are calling for high 90's to over 100F for the next 4 or 5 days! Ugh. And of course since that's so rare for our area we have no air conditioner...  :-\

Plus, we've been having thunder storms after a record dry streak so wildfires every where. Mr Toast is definitely having an exciting vacation :) and we haven't even been to Alaska yet!

I must be one of a dozen people on the planet who haven't seen the new Harry Potter?

We've been thinking about going to see G-Force and hiding out in the theater's air conditioning for a bit  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on July 26, 2009 11:45:03 PM
Don't worry, I haven't seen HP either, I'm most definitely not a fan even though they do quite a bit of filming for it a few miles up the road from my house!  I think it's one of those things you either love or hate!!

Yikes sounds like you're having some yicky seasonal weather there, Mr Toast is gonna come home burnt!! :o ;)  We had a heatwave alert over here too a few weeks ago and I was very thankful for the aircon in my car and at work, had to survive with a standard fan at home though  :-\  Luckily its over now though and we're back to the usual rain... not sure what's best... I hate both heat and rain... bring on winter I say ;D  Can I come to Alaska with you??? ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 27, 2009 10:59:07 AM
Miss Purple will get to go on an adventure around town this week! My younger sister is staying in town for the week so she has said she would come with me and take pictures! Hopefully we will get to visit the worlds largest hydraulic Lift Locks we have and if the rain decides to stop we will eventually get to the zoo! Oh and quite possibly she will get to go to our exibition going on this weekend too! Should be an exciting week!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on July 27, 2009 01:04:38 PM
Galvin has told me that he refuses to do any more packing/unpacking and has taken up residence sulking in the corner until we do something fun again.

We are moved out of the old place and working on getting settled into the new...

Fun adventures will come up soon... I hope.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 27, 2009 08:26:31 PM
Wow, I just noticed those pictures of Zazie hanging out in autopsy and with the "robot" patient-so cool!!

I put up some pictures and links to videos I took at the zoo on Saturday. It was a fun day.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on July 29, 2009 12:43:55 PM
Lyle may get to go camping this week!!  He's pretty dang excited, too!  Annnd we're getting ready to go on vacation!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on July 29, 2009 05:32:25 PM
I bet Lyle will have a great time camping, maybe he will meet some crayfish cousins!

Arti and I are in Tibet after a cruise up the Yangtze, we are going to visit a temple and a monastery today :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on July 29, 2009 09:09:58 PM
I haven't been available in awhile but nothing new to report.  it's been a busy and hectic summer.  i did get a new kitten though and it's been tearing up my apartment!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on July 31, 2009 11:28:03 AM
Miss Purple will get to go on an adventure around town this week! My younger sister is staying in town for the week so she has said she would come with me and take pictures! Hopefully we will get to visit the worlds largest hydraulic Lift Locks we have and if the rain decides to stop we will eventually get to the zoo! Oh and quite possibly she will get to go to our exibition going on this weekend too! Should be an exciting week!

Woohoo!  The Locks sounds exactly like the type of place I would go to!  Sounds like great fun!

Meanwhile, Mr. Blue Duck has been keeping me company while I languish on the couch watching tv and recovering from some pretty major dental surgery.  :P  It's not like we were really missing anything fun though because it's been nothing but rain, rain, rain here.   :(  He's been good company although I get the sense that he is coming down with a bad case of boredom and stir-crazy.  Now that I'm back on my feet I'll think of some more fun things to do with him. :)  I'm starting a new job next week, and I'm sure Mr. Blue Duck will help me out in decorating my new office, but it's probably best if I don't bring him with me right off, until my new co-workers (and boss!) get to know me a little better.  :D 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on July 31, 2009 11:58:02 AM

Just checking in!! Amey and I had a fun trip into the words for a family reunion. The family part was boring, but the location was beautiful- and we even learned a thing or two!! Amey went on a kayak ride down the Au Sabel River and saw Loud Dam (one of the major power centers for Consumers Power). I got TONS of pictures. I can guarantee that my photo book is going to be at least twice the size that's required! And this silly pig collects more keep-sakes then you'd believe!! Every little kid she meets wants to send something home to Mexico with her! lol. Prepare to be spoiled, Mal! =)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on July 31, 2009 01:22:25 PM

Just checking in!! Amey and I had a fun trip into the words for a family reunion. The family part was boring, but the location was beautiful- and we even learned a thing or two!! Amey went on a kayak ride down the Au Sabel River and saw Loud Dam (one of the major power centers for Consumers Power). I got TONS of pictures. I can guarantee that my photo book is going to be at least twice the size that's required! And this silly pig collects more keep-sakes then you'd believe!! Every little kid she meets wants to send something home to Mexico with her! lol. Prepare to be spoiled, Mal! =)
wooow!!! That sounds cool!!!! We've been traveling a lot too!!! I wish I could find my camera cable so you could see a little of the beautiful things that we've been visiting!!! we went to Chichen Itza yesterday (biggest mayan ruins) and today, we're at Cancun!! It's like a little paradise! the water has the most beautiful blue that can exist and the sand is white! And there are loads of coral reefs!!!! We've been taking tons of pictures! and buying souvenirs like crazy girls!!! We want you to feel a little of mexico!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on July 31, 2009 07:36:05 PM
ty has been sight seeing for the last week. we have been to kripsy kreme and seen dognuts hot out of the oven.  he even went with my mom for the day to alabama to visit some family.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on August 02, 2009 05:10:29 PM
Eddie got to go to Valley Fair the other day, but he was too short to ride the rollercoasters (but I think he would be too scared to anyways!) I snuck him on the ferris wheel though and he loved that... as long as he didn't look down! He's at warped tour right now with Patrick- I couldn't go but at least I get to experience it vicariously through Eddie!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: jrain on August 03, 2009 05:50:23 AM
Chet has been having a great time recently! We went to this great place called the Forbidden Corner which is "a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales". Unfortunately my camera battery died though I did manage to get a nice picture of Chet with a giant(!) and he may have found a friend in the gift shop.

On the weekend we went to see greyhound racing in Newcastle. It was a new experience for both of us, I think, though Chet's gambling got a bit out of hand for a little while as he bet his scarf away! Luckily he won it back and broke even by the end of the evening. I have to keep an eye on him at all times! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on August 03, 2009 08:03:26 PM
Mr Toast and I tried to catch some crayfish in the river last night but they were just too fast :( So later this week we are going back with a net! Then it's crayfish for dinner! I've never had it but lots of people say it's as good or better than lobster  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 04, 2009 12:06:54 AM
Mr Toast and I tried to catch some crayfish in the river last night but they were just too fast :( So later this week we are going back with a net! Then it's crayfish for dinner! I've never had it but lots of people say it's as good or better than lobster  ;D

Yum I can't say I'm a fan of lobster but crayfish are yuuuuummy!!  Defo worth catching some to nosh on ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: moawk on August 04, 2009 03:30:05 AM
This morning Lottie helped me rent a car for the first time in my life, and as soon as I´ve finished my lunch we´ll go pick up my mother and brother and then we´re off for a road-trip! :D First stop will be the Kolmården Zoo, yay!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on August 04, 2009 04:31:03 AM
Knut and I did a bit of walking in the countryside on Sunday, and took some lovely pictures.

This weekend we're going to visit the balloon fiesta, which is held in a country estate. Hopefully he'll have fun there. Lots of balloons (obviously) and a craft tent and lots of stalls and things and opportunity to pick up souvenirs!

I'm sad that he has to go home when he does though. On the 12th September it's doors open day, where all sorts of wonderful places rarely seen get opened to the public. I don't know if I can go though, but we might be going to Cardiff that weekend instead. He's missing out!  :(

Still, he's seen quite a bit so far, and we still have lots planned! I'm glad Knut doesn't seem to mind the rain. It's barely stopped in the last few weeks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on August 04, 2009 08:10:09 AM
Galvin has been helping me practice for my driver's test tomorrow.

Nothing exciting just lots of parking  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on August 04, 2009 12:41:08 PM
Galvin has been helping me practice for my driver's test tomorrow.

Nothing exciting just lots of parking  :D

Good luck! ;D I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Walter and I haven't been up top much lately, but we are planning our second trip to London soon, which will be fun! This time we hit the shops!! ;D

I'm getting seriously jealous of Eddie, Hilary!! ;D I think I'll swap myself next time lol!! :D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on August 05, 2009 08:57:19 AM
Tuesday Grace is almost going to Kos (Greece)!!

+ Good luck for your drivers test!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on August 05, 2009 11:00:16 AM
thanks for the luck, with galvin spotting in the back (don't tell the tester), I passed.

With that out of the way we hope to be visiting some museums on the weekend.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on August 05, 2009 11:21:24 PM
Arti is back safe from China, he will be updating his blog over the next few days :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 06, 2009 12:23:40 AM
Ms Morel is coming over to work in South Wales with me again today and we're going for a night out with Poo Shoes this evening, yey!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on August 06, 2009 08:10:07 PM
Chloe and I finally watched Harry Potter. We both have mixed feelings about the movie but my butt definitely felt numb after sitting for 2.5 hrs. Now she's getting ready to go to California by helping me pack!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on August 07, 2009 07:08:36 AM
Chloe and I finally watched Harry Potter. We both have mixed feelings about the movie but my butt definitely felt numb after sitting for 2.5 hrs. Now she's getting ready to go to California by helping me pack!

We went to see harry potter too and had mixed feelings. From the beginning 'till the middle everything happens so slowly but on the end there's finally some action and you get into it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on August 07, 2009 03:41:01 PM
I decided to get a start on the album pages now, and realized that Arti has seen considerably more of China than of Colorado  ;) We still have a few trips to make around town this month, and he is going to help out with some community theater stuff, but the printed album will likely be dominated by China since it is more picturesque....


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on August 08, 2009 02:51:24 PM
Well, we FINALLY got a gorgeous day, on a weekend, with everyone healthy, and no previous commitments, so we took a day trip over to the white mountains of New Hampshire, and rode the bike path through Franconia Notch.  Mr. Blue Duck just loves riding in the bike basket with the poodle! :)  My hubby got TWO flat tires, so it was quite an adventure, but still lots of fun.  Thank goodness we finally got out of the house and NO RAIN!!! Even though Mr. Blue Duck is a Duck, he's still getting sick of the rain just like everyone else. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on August 09, 2009 02:18:33 AM
Knut came to the balloon fiesta yesterday and loved it. He thought it was a bit crowded at times, but loved seeing the balloons, and the red arrows. He's also very glad it's stopped raining!

We're staying in to do some crafting today.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 09, 2009 04:06:03 PM
Esme-Alice got to go to a mini-golf course with Greg and I today. It was fun, but hot-it was almost 95 degrees with a heat index of 104.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on August 10, 2009 06:08:55 AM
Lyle got to go camping this weekend!  This week we're getting packed to go on vacation.  I have a feeling that our album is probably gonna be dominated my our trip to Puerto Rico, too, since it's also more picturesque  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on August 10, 2009 07:41:32 AM

In an interesting, un-planned twist my husband and I drove to Frankenmuth the other day, ans Amey got to come along. For those who don't know, Frankenmuth is a Bavarian city where immigrants settled in Michigan eons ago. There's a lot of great buildings and coo-coo clocks, and they BLAST polka music all through the streets!! How anyone can live there is beyond me, but it's fun to visit. We took TONS of pictures and grabbed a few souvenirs too! Frankenmuth also houses Broner's CHRISTmas Wonderland... which is the largest Christmas store in the WHOLE WORLD. So, expect some Christmas pictures as well! lol! Amey has a ton of fun- she got to drink German dark beer, and sample... umm... Wunderbar? It's a fancy ham sandwich on a pretzel roll. We also ate TONS of homemade fudge. I wish it would have shipped well, but the shopkeeper says it doesn't. =(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on August 10, 2009 10:06:16 AM
Chloe and I went to the annual dragon boat festival in the borough of Queens last weekend. It was great watching the races and flying kites! Then we went to the heart of the Queens chinatown in Flushing, NY and ate authentic Chinese hot pot (with flies and everything..lol) and Taiwanese shaved ice. Lots of great pictures but no time to post! =( I will definitely try posting everything in an album for everyone to view after littlebiskit (my partner) receives.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on August 10, 2009 06:17:02 PM
The boys and I had a wonderful weekend.  We went to the Original Pancake house, and then on Sunday we went pedlaboating! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on August 10, 2009 07:50:28 PM
ty and i have been recovering from my aunt and cousin's visit. we hope to have something exciting to do soon.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on August 12, 2009 05:26:54 AM
Slow week for Zazie... we've not been up to much but she's going ice skating on the weekend ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on August 12, 2009 10:45:55 AM
Pretty boring week for us so far too. Although Mr Toast got to be here for the first rain after the driest summer ever recorded here.. so I guess that's kind of cool  :D and we did catch a bunch of crayfish.

Day after tomorrow things get exciting though. We'll be boarding a plane and headed north!

Slow week for Zazie... we've not been up to much but she's going ice skating on the weekend ;D

Ooh ice skating! That sounds fun. Can't wait to see the pics  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 12, 2009 02:33:15 PM
Day after tomorrow things get exciting though. We'll be boarding a plane and headed north!

What a temperature change that'll be going from the heatwave you've been having to the nippy Alaskan temps!! :o

Ms Morel came to Wales with me again today and yesterday, and on Saturday Ms Morel and I are going with Poo Shoes, Sammy and Chris to the Worcester Beer Festival (http://www.worcesterbeerfest.org.uk) ;D  Morel is really looking forward to trying some proper British ales and ciders!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on August 12, 2009 04:00:19 PM
I am so jealous of Ms Morel! I checked out that festival and it looks awesome! I can't wait to see the pictures :)

I just got some incredible news. My birthday just happens to fall in the middle of our Alaska trip.. and my Aunt said she wants to take us on the Alaska Railroad for my birthday. So that means Mr Toast will take a train from Anchorage to Denali, stay in one of the gorgeous Denali hotels, and take the train back to Anchorage the next day! Weeeee! I'm so excited! And so is Mr Toast! Plus Alaska is celebrating it's 50th year as a state so there are all sorts of things going on. I think Mr Toast is going to be the most spoiled LV we've hosted yet. I hope it doesn't all go to his head!




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 12, 2009 04:02:25 PM
Slow week for Zazie... we've not been up to much but she's going ice skating on the weekend ;D

Ooh ice skating! That sounds fun. Can't wait to see the pics  :)

I agree. It seems weird to think of her ice skating, when Esme-Alice is here in the heat with me. I'm not much an ice skater, but it looks like so much fun.

And can I just say that I am really jealous of Mr. Toast. That little guy is doing a ton of fun stuff.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on August 12, 2009 04:20:49 PM
It's been a kind of lame week for poor Eddie because I just had my wisdom teeth out... But next week we're seeing Blink-182 and road-trippin to Iowa!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on August 13, 2009 12:41:20 AM
I wish I was Mr Toast! He's having a great time! ;D I'm super jealous of Esme as always! I LOVE  the woodchuck pictures, we thought it was a beaver till we read the photo description ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 13, 2009 06:12:51 AM
I wish I was Mr Toast! He's having a great time! ;D I'm super jealous of Esme as always! I LOVE  the woodchuck pictures, we thought it was a beaver till we read the photo description ::)
We really didn't have any idea what it was at first, but I googled a few possibilities and it was discovered to be a woodchuck. It was weird that he let us get so close to him, but it seemed like he was hurt or something. We called a few wildlife places, but they all said they would put him down if they came out, so we just made him a little house and gave him food and one day he was gone, so I hope he just got to feeling better and went home.
I hope Esme-Alice is having a good time. I still have a few things that I want to do with her before it's time to go home.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on August 13, 2009 09:28:05 AM
Wow.. everyone's LV's are having a blast! Road trips, concerts, plane flights, woodchucks, festivals, fairs.. this must be the most active group of LV swappers yet  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 13, 2009 03:08:51 PM
Hope you have a good journey to Alaska tomorrow Wildfyre and Mr Toast!!!!  Bring me back a husky or two won't you ;)

Enjoy yourselves and have a happy birthday!  I look forward to seeing piccies when you get back ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on August 13, 2009 04:46:26 PM
Wow.. everyone's LV's are having a blast! Road trips, concerts, plane flights, woodchucks, festivals, fairs.. this must be the most active group of LV swappers yet  ;D

Holy Wow, I agree!  I just got caught up beginning with the trip to Frankenmuth a couple pages back.  Seriously, I so badly must go there someday! :D 

And Mr. Blue Duck gets to have some superdelicious fun with us this weekend.....wait for it........ helping my friend move!!!!  Squee!!! ::) ;D  Ok I'm just kidding (sort of) about that.  But if there is fun to be had, Mr. Blue Duck will find it.   :)  And if there is none to be found, he will *make* it!  Maybe we'll let him drive the moving van or something.  :D

But then the next weekend we are going to a wedding in a really cool place so that should be interesting, for reals. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 13, 2009 05:18:26 PM


And Mr. Blue Duck gets to have some superdelicious fun with us this weekend.....wait for it........ helping my friend move!!!!  Squee!!! ::) ;D  Ok I'm just kidding (sort of) about that.  But if there is fun to be had, Mr. Blue Duck will find it.   :)  And if there is none to be found, he will *make* it!  Maybe we'll let him drive the moving van or something.  :D

But then the next weekend we are going to a wedding in a really cool place so that should be interesting, for reals. :D

Oooh exciting a wedding and a move! lol Today i got some shots of Miss Purple of some places around my house when we went for a walk. I also should get some more good pics taken tonight... I got my very first waxing pot so she will get to witness my first adventure of waxing my legs at home.. should be exciting (note: I am in school for Esthetics so I do know what I am doing lol ;) )


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on August 14, 2009 07:58:36 AM

Oooh exciting a wedding and a move! lol Today i got some shots of Miss Purple of some places around my house when we went for a walk. I also should get some more good pics taken tonight... I got my very first waxing pot so she will get to witness my first adventure of waxing my legs at home.. should be exciting (note: I am in school for Esthetics so I do know what I am doing lol ;) )


Ha ha, now *that* is an activity Miss Purple will *never* see here at home! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on August 14, 2009 08:32:43 AM
Arti is helping me make costumes for a theater production this week. We are going to work on his photo album this weekend, and maybe visit the tea factory.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on August 17, 2009 01:05:18 PM
slowly sifting through the files to get Galvin's photos printed...

in total we took more than 350 photos  ::)

it's taking a long time to pick out the good ones.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on August 17, 2009 02:42:26 PM
Knut had an amazing day with my friend and I today. We showed him all sorts of really cool things around Bristol. There's going to be a part 2 sometime next week hopefully!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 18, 2009 11:21:15 AM
Miss Purple will be helping me get my swap crafting done today! She will also be supervising while I finishing crocheting the Petal the Bunny pattern by EssHaych! She is going to have a little friend to have photos taken with!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on August 19, 2009 04:49:38 AM
Last night Eddie went crazy at Blink-182 (plus Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco), and it was such a fun night! And now he's looking at me all bleary eyed, a bit angry that I woke him up at 6:30, but it'll be worth it because we're road tripping to Iowa today and it's going to be a blast! We're visiting one of the friends he made at art camp, my roomate, with some of my local art buddies!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on August 19, 2009 08:17:14 AM

I'm printing out my first batch of pictures today. I know I'll be taking more, but if I don't get started on Amey's book, it'll never get finished on time. =)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on August 19, 2009 10:21:42 PM
Chloe and I are in California! Doing lots of fun stuff and visiting places. Since I won't be getting back till 9/2, I'm gonna have to either work really hard to complete the scrapbook I haven't started yet or ask for more time.  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 20, 2009 12:43:39 PM
There's a little less than 3 weeks remaining in your LV's summer vacation. Hope everyone is working hard on the scrapbook. I will be sending out a PM in the next few days checking in on each of you. Please respond to it in a timely manner. Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on August 20, 2009 01:02:04 PM
Arti and I made lots of progress on his scrapbook last weekend. He has been helping me a lot with gardening and crafty stuff since we got back from China.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on August 20, 2009 01:10:49 PM
Kish, it's kind of ironic that you posted that right after I put Galvin in the post for his journey home.  I did send him home with some company so he shouldn't be lonely for the trip at least. 

It was great having him, but I will be away from tomorrow until after sendouts, so I had to cut his vacation short. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 20, 2009 04:29:58 PM
I started working on my scrapbook, but I must admit, I haven't done much with it lately. I need to get some pictures printed elsewhere because I'm running out of ink. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on August 20, 2009 05:57:14 PM
ty is wrapping up his vacation. will be printing pictures soon. to get scrap book done and finishing up loose ends.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 20, 2009 06:08:17 PM
I need to put all my pics on a cd and get them printed then I will be good to go! I still have a few more things I would like to do with Miss Purple! She may even get to have a little tour of our hospital next week when my Boyfriend has surgery!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on August 20, 2009 07:54:31 PM

Just an idea- printing pictures at home runs my ink out really quick... so I upload the pictures to my computer... and to Walmart.com. I can edit and select which ones I want printed and then pick them up at my local Walmart. They even do one hour photos if you want. I think for around 50 photos it cost me, like 7$.

And yes- I'm actually sending around 50 photos. What can I say- I'm an over-achiever.

And don't even ask how far over the 5 souvenirs I went.  *sighs* But that one wasn't totally my fault!! All of my little cousins wanted to contribute something to Amey's package!!! How could I tell them no?!?! How could I look into their sweet little faces and tell them I only had to send five?!?! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 21, 2009 12:15:05 AM
And don't even ask how far over the 5 souvenirs I went.  *sighs* But that one wasn't totally my fault!! All of my little cousins wanted to contribute something to Amey's package!!! How could I tell them no?!?! How could I look into their sweet little faces and tell them I only had to send five?!?! :)

Rofl, I know what you mean, Mr Loops niece was insistent that she should make Ms Morel a suitcase to take her things home in... and then something else... and then something else...!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on August 21, 2009 02:11:23 PM
Started on the scrapbook! Walter and I are off to London again tomorrow to go shopping in Camden! Also we'll be stopping off at a craft fair in Bethnal Green and possibly at the 02 arena aswell! See how times goes... ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 21, 2009 02:28:37 PM
We went to the zoo today finally. Everytime I had planned to it rained, so we finally got a free clear day so we went! I got some really great pictures most with Miss Purple and some without! I am going to get them uploaded on my computer tonight and start editing... I'm sure I have close to 200 on my cell phone right now if not more!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 23, 2009 07:03:41 AM
Esme-Alice and I went to the Festival of the Little Hills on Friday. It's like a craft fair, only with not very much cute stuff. I didn't get any picture though-they would have just been of the crowds and tent tops. I'm planning on organizing more pictures that I need to get printed tonight so I can get that finished this week. Then I have one more big event we're doing (A Japanese Culture Festival that I go to every year), so those pictures I'll print myself because it's the weekend before I have to send her home.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 23, 2009 09:01:43 AM
Miss Purple will get to go on a little road trip today to Kitchener ON! Should be a fun time!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 23, 2009 09:04:28 AM
I just booked the first week in Sept off work (assuming they ok it!) so hoping that Mr Loops and I can take Ms Morel on a trip down south for a couple of days to Monkey World (http://www.monkeyworld.org) and possibly Wookey Hole (http://www.wookey.co.uk) before she gets packed off on the long trip home :D 

Going to try and buy a photo printer (if I can decide on one, I'm rubbish with decisions!)  so that I can print photos and continue doing my scrapbook literally right until Ms Morel goes home rather than having to rely on the free photos offers (I think I've probably used them all now anyways  :-\) and Royal Mail!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on August 23, 2009 12:58:36 PM
Miss Purple will get to go on a little road trip today to Kitchener ON! Should be a fun time!

Wow! plus zoo, hospital... fantastic field trips.  :)  We just got back from a quicky trip to Boston for a wedding, which was tons of fun.  I haven't looked at the pictures yet, but Mr. Blue Duck had a blast.  As did we all.  A wedding is a really good excuse to let your hair down. :D 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on August 23, 2009 11:58:13 PM
Esme-Alice and I went to the Festival of the Little Hills on Friday. It's like a craft fair, only with not very much cute stuff. I didn't get any picture though-they would have just been of the crowds and tent tops. I'm planning on organizing more pictures that I need to get printed tonight so I can get that finished this week. Then I have one more big event we're doing (A Japanese Culture Festival that I go to every year), so those pictures I'll print myself because it's the weekend before I have to send her home.
Sounds awesome! I'm getting Zazie's pictures done at the shops, they never look as good on our home printer. I have her book almost ready it just needs some more pictures ;D She will be going to the Royal Adelaide Show on the 4th September as her last attraction so there will be LOADS of pictures for her to take home :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on August 25, 2009 01:38:45 AM
Knut and I are going on another trip with my friend today. We're going to look around Bristol docks. There's lots of historic bits around, and we may, if the weather is okay and we all feel like it, take a trip on the ferry. Then hopefully we're going to come back and make a start on the scrapbook. As much as we can without photos yet anyway.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: moawk on August 25, 2009 01:59:46 AM
Yesterday Lottie and I went to Gamla stan (Old town) to buy some souvenirs of the hideous touristy sort, I think we succeeded ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on August 25, 2009 09:21:06 AM
Knut enjoyed his day out with Katie and I very much today. Katie has grown very attached to him and will be very sad to see him go home


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 25, 2009 04:41:59 PM
I ordered about 100 photos online, so hopefully those arrive soon so I can do more with the scrapbook. It's started, but it's a little pathetic right now.  :-\ I only have one more big event planned, so this next week I will concentrate on the scrapbook.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on August 25, 2009 11:00:02 PM
Chloe and I went to Yosemite National Park over the weekend. It was beautiful. We hiked ~10 miles in 2 days (well I hiked and Chloe tagged along in my backpack).  :P Lots of great pics, don't know how I will fit it all in the book.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on August 26, 2009 02:45:03 PM
The boys and I are at the beach and I'll be printing all the pictures when I get back. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 26, 2009 02:54:17 PM
Yey, I found a photo printer for £18 on ebay (only used once :o), I loooove a bargain!  Can't wait for it to arrive so I can start printing piccies of Ms Morel for her scrapbook ;D

Ms Morel and I have a veeeeery busy week and a half coming up, trust me to leave all the best trips for right at the end of her visit!  On Friday we're going shopping in Cheltenham (where we hope to go and see the Wishing Fish Clock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cheltenham.clock.arp.jpg) and the Minotaur and Hare Statue amongst other things), then on Sunday we plan to go on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (http://www.gwsr.com/), which will include copious amounts of ale drinking whilst on the train, and a trip to a little village pub (and more ale of course!) at the mid-way point ;D  Aaaand then next Thursday we're going down to Dorset to go to Monkey World (http://www.monkeyworld.org/) as I already mentioned, and on Friday I'm not quite sure what we're doing yet, but I'm sure it'll be quite exciting, possibly Stonehenge, or Longleat Safari Park, or to the coast!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on August 26, 2009 03:42:38 PM
Yey, I found a photo printer for £18 on ebay (only used once :o), I loooove a bargain!  Can't wait for it to arrive so I can start printing piccies of Ms Morel for her scrapbook ;D

Ms Morel and I have a veeeeery busy week and a half coming up, trust me to leave all the best trips for right at the end of her visit!  On Friday we're going shopping in Cheltenham (where we hope to go and see the Wishing Fish Clock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cheltenham.clock.arp.jpg) and the Minotaur and Hare Statue amongst other things), then on Sunday we plan to go on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (http://www.gwsr.com/), which will include copious amounts of ale drinking whilst on the train, and a trip to a little village pub (and more ale of course!) at the mid-way point ;D  Aaaand then next Thursday we're going down to Dorset to go to Monkey World (http://www.monkeyworld.org/) as I already mentioned, and on Friday I'm not quite sure what we're doing yet, but I'm sure it'll be quite exciting, possibly Stonehenge, or Longleat Safari Park, or to the coast!!

Stonehenge?? That would be awesome! It sounds like Ms Morel is having a blast :)

I'm finally done uploading Mr Toast's pictures from his Alaska trip. Some are on Facebook.. but I saved the best ones for the scrapbook  ;D

This weekend I think we are staying local and taking some pictures around town. We put between 1,550 and 2,500 (I lost count on how many times the counter turned over) miles on the rental car during the week we were in Alaska .. and most of it on rough roads.. so I'm all for a break from driving  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 26, 2009 03:50:32 PM
Ugh, I'm SO sorry I've been so silent in here!  I swear we've been doing stuff, but work has kind of gone in the dumps (they cut us back to 32 hours mandatory  :() so cash has been a little tight.  But we've made it to the zoo, and done some site-seeing, and tomorrow we're going to the Great Minnesota Get-Together (the MN State Fair) so I'm going to introduce Sylvia to 57 kinds of food-on-a-stick!  YUM!

Also, we've gotten the most amazing postcards from Chloe on her travels!  I took pictures but keep forgetting to upload them!  We have things to send but... umm... I'm afraid they're going to melt in the mail, so I've been too chicken to bring them to the post.  And darn if it's not tough to keep Sylvia from eating them!!!   ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on August 26, 2009 06:11:33 PM
57 kinds of food-on-a-stick!  YUM!

I didn't realize there were that many!

Oh bugger.. I just realized that Mr Toast will miss the Puyallup Fair by a matter of days  :-\ It's always so much fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: PirateColey on August 27, 2009 03:08:46 PM
57 kinds of food-on-a-stick!  YUM!

I didn't realize there were that many!

Oh bugger.. I just realized that Mr Toast will miss the Puyallup Fair by a matter of days  :-\ It's always so much fun!

My partner and I are planning to send a little late, because we don't want to miss fun events by a few days. You could always let the organizer know and do the same thing. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 27, 2009 03:22:38 PM
Oh bugger.. I just realized that Mr Toast will miss the Puyallup Fair by a matter of days  :-\ It's always so much fun!

My partner and I are planning to send a little late, because we don't want to miss fun events by a few days. You could always let the organizer know and do the same thing. :)

Yeah I'm happy for Mr Toast to stay a few days extra Wildfyre, I wouldn't want him to miss out on something cool!! ;D

I'm finally done uploading Mr Toast's pictures from his Alaska trip. Some are on Facebook.. but I saved the best ones for the scrapbook  ;D

This weekend I think we are staying local and taking some pictures around town. We put between 1,550 and 2,500 (I lost count on how many times the counter turned over) miles on the rental car during the week we were in Alaska .. and most of it on rough roads.. so I'm all for a break from driving  ;)

I'm loving the photos on FB, I'm sooooo jealous of you both ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 28, 2009 01:40:03 PM
I have to say the biggest THANK YOU to Koalascout ;D

I had a PO slip waiting for me today, which I wasn't surprised about as I had a few things I was waiting to receive in the mail, but when I got to the PO it was obviously a Craftster type package so I was totally confused as this is the only swap I'm in at the mo!!  So Mr Loops (obv being semi-psychic) says "maybe it's Super Monkey come home" (Super Monkey being my LV for the last 2 LV rounds, but who was stolen by an evil flaker in the last round :(), but I'm like "don't get my hopes up!!"

Aaaand, so I open it up, and there's a loverly letter from Koalascout explaining that she has been looking for months to find a new Super Monkey friend for me, and even enlisted friends to help, and that finally she found the perfect super hero in a thrift shop just waiting to be found ;D  And here is the wonderful Super Monkey 2, and his little sidekick Wee Banana (he is sooooo sweet!)



Thank you sooooo much for the thought Koalascout!  I'm going to post a few more piccies of SM2 and Wee Banana in the LV gallery very shortly ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 29, 2009 06:59:54 AM
So cute!! I loved the pics in the gallery. I must the Wee Banana is adorable. Super Monkey 1 will always be missed, but Super Monkey 2 seems like a pretty awesome monkey.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on August 30, 2009 12:18:19 AM
Super Monkey 2 is SO adorable! I just want to hug him :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on August 30, 2009 02:36:42 AM
Super Monkey 2 is SO adorable! I just want to hug him :D

I'll hug him for you ;)  He's coming with Mr Loops, Ms Morel and I to visit the in-laws today ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on August 31, 2009 03:08:44 AM
Aawww that's such a nice thought of Koalascout's! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on August 31, 2009 02:01:43 PM
Lyle and I made it back from Puerto Rico and avoided the hurricane!!  Hopefully I will be able to post some pictures tomorrow!   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: malisha on August 31, 2009 09:38:41 PM
I have finally had time to upload pictures!!!! We went on a trip around mexico!!! And we even got to go to the Mexico against US match!! It was cool!!! and we've been having a lot of fun! Now we have to get ready for september 11th-17th because my birthday is on sept 14th  but i'm celebrating it on 11th! On september 13th we will have a mexican party and on september 15th-16th it's independence day! and independence celebrations!!! So we will be partying a lot!!! But those are my favourite dates of the year!!! So we will for sure have a really good time then!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lmcbride on September 01, 2009 05:45:07 PM
Well, Mr. Blue Duck and I have been saying our goodbye's this week.  <sniff>  Although we only went to local spots, we did see some beautiful places and had a few fun times, even though it rained like crazy for most of his visit here.  Most recently, he helped us drive right through the notorious city of Boston, no small feat!  He was really good behind the wheel.  ;D  Otherwise, I will be sending him home, along with his picture book, right at the deadline I am sure.  It's been so great having him, I'll miss his fuzzy blue mug following me everywhere I go. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 01, 2009 06:03:14 PM
I'm sad to see Miss Purple go as well! She has seemed to have had a good time! We will be visiting one last place tomorrow hopefully!

And as slacker as it may sound I am having some issues getting my pictures printed so my scrapbook is practically non-exsistent at this point. I am going to get it taken care of tomorrow and scrapbook my butt off tomorrow night!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 02, 2009 06:09:14 AM
I finally got my 100 pictures in the mail, so my scrap book is coming together finally. It's supposed to rain all weekend, so my final event may end up not happening-I hope not, but we'll see. I'll be sad to see Esme-Alice go. She was a great little visitor.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on September 02, 2009 03:48:40 PM
Well following numerous disasters with the cheap arse photo printer that I thought it was a good idea to buy... I think I'm about half way through my scrapbook now.  Just need to add the photos from last weekend and some commentaries which I shall do at the weekend, along with printing off and adding the photos from our trips tomorrow and Friday ;D

We're still not 100% sure of what we're going to do on Friday, looks like we'll be heading over to Cheddar to go and see lots of cheese being made and do some other things around there.  Thursday though we're off to Monkey World which will of course be brilliant, and Ms Morel is hugely excited, she's been practicing her monkey calls all week in readiness 8)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 02, 2009 03:55:08 PM
Less than a week until those little buggers need to be in the mail! PM me if there are any issues or if you will not be able to send on time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on September 03, 2009 03:21:46 AM
Yey! The photos have finally arrived. I need to get a few more printed but I'll do that locally rather than online. I can finally work on the scrapbook properly!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on September 03, 2009 06:29:46 AM
working on scrapbook, should have no problem sending on time.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on September 03, 2009 02:15:19 PM
According to Canada Post tracking Galvin should be home very soon, I hope he isn't weary from his travels.

Hope all the other "little buggers" are enjoying their last bit of vacation.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 04, 2009 02:16:08 PM
I bought a new camera today!! Which means two things: I get 125 free pictures and I can take lots more good quality ones this weekend and put them in the scrapbook as well! Also I got a perfect scrapbooking item in the IYP swap that will fit in perfect for this scrapbook!! Still may be a little late but the pictures are finally be printed!! Stupid cell phone cameras!! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on September 05, 2009 11:41:56 AM
teehee "little buggers"  :D Just had to laugh :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 06, 2009 06:23:18 AM
I just wanted to take a moment and ask that you all get your LV's in the post as soon as possible. You all knew the send out date and you had plenty of time to get your scrapbook together. I want this swap to end in a reasonable time frame because I have the 12 days swap starting and that will take up a lot of time. So please be considerate to me and send back the LV's so this swap can begin wrapping up.
If you have had an extension granted that's fine but no please do not send back the LV any longer than the agreed upon date.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on September 07, 2009 08:33:27 PM
I'm all set to mail Eddie back tomorrow, I'm going to miss him! But I think his scrapbook turned out nicely, despite me never having made one before.... but of course he helped!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on September 08, 2009 01:25:22 PM
^^ Can't wait to see Eddie again!! ;D

I sent Walter back today, I'm really gonna miss him! Hope he arrives safely! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 08, 2009 03:23:44 PM
Esme-Alice is on her way home. I had to fill out a huge form that I've never filled out before because my box was bigger than normal. I can't wait to have her home to share all her fun stories from Missouri. And I can't wait to see what fun Zazie had in Australia.

(PMs on the way as well.)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 08, 2009 03:30:26 PM
I got the last of my photos today! So I will be finishing up tonight and hopefully send out tomorrow or Thurs. Just need one more little souvenier that I am having a hard time finding!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: tcha345 on September 08, 2009 04:12:36 PM
I should hopefully be sending Friday.  I am bed-ridden with bronchitis. :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on September 09, 2009 01:48:22 AM
Esme-Alice is on her way home. I had to fill out a huge form that I've never filled out before because my box was bigger than normal. I can't wait to have her home to share all her fun stories from Missouri. And I can't wait to see what fun Zazie had in Australia.

(PMs on the way as well.)

Zazie is being posted tomorrow (I thought sent back was on the 10th ::) but she's ready so will be on her way in the morning), will pm the receipt. Can't wait to have Esme back home ;D I hope you like all the goodies Zazie will be bringing home Kiwi :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on September 09, 2009 01:53:51 PM
Little Lyle is off on his way home   :'(  Hope he makes it there safe!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on September 09, 2009 07:26:59 PM
I forgot to post yesterday because it was also my first day back at school, but I sent Eddie back! I made sure he had a comfy seat and a travel buddy, hopefully it won't be too long though! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 10, 2009 01:51:20 PM
Miss Purple Cakes is off and on her way home! Hope she has a safe ride!! Will post a couple pictures in the gallery of her last days here, tonight!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on September 10, 2009 02:01:23 PM
Ms Morel is on her way home :)  We're very sad to see her go, but I'm sure she'll have maaaaany stories to tell her mum and friends when she gets home ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 10, 2009 02:49:14 PM
Mr Toast is preparing for one last Washington weekend before heading home first thing Monday :) Puyallup Fair here we come! www.thefair.com We've had so much fun showing him around Washington and Alaska!

I can't wait see Ms Morel though :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: hockamama on September 10, 2009 05:54:49 PM
I should hopefully be sending Friday.  I am bed-ridden with bronchitis. :(

I hope you feel better soon! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on September 11, 2009 10:47:38 PM
Lyle arrived home today from his visit to Georgia (and Puerto Rico)!  I'll try to post photos in the gallery in a few minutes!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on September 14, 2009 11:50:32 AM
i am having trouble finding the gallery.

heeelllllpppp    pppllleeeaaasssee?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 14, 2009 12:27:35 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.msg3525975#msg3525975

Here ya go!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 15, 2009 09:55:22 PM
will be updating feedback this week. if you have sent your LV back and it has been received AND you have received your LV back as well then you will get feedback.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on September 15, 2009 11:55:13 PM
Ahhh! The excitement is crazy! I can't wait to get Esme back to see her scrapbook :D
I worked really hard on Zazie's  ;D
I also can't wait to see what you think of her little gifts she's bringing home... I got her some really cheesy stuff ::) But you said you'd be happy with anything and it was just so cute I couldn't resist :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beccabadger on September 16, 2009 01:00:41 AM
Lottie arrived home yesterday! I'll be posting pics sometime this week. There's so much to take pics of! It looks like she had an amazing time with moawk!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on September 16, 2009 09:33:16 AM
Eddie's back! I love all his gifts and his scrapbook, Thank You so much Hilary! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: koalascout on September 16, 2009 10:51:09 AM
Mel is home. will have pics posted this week.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on September 16, 2009 02:47:16 PM
I got the pictures posted on Walters blog! You can see them at www.waltersenglishvacation.blogspot.com :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 16, 2009 06:59:05 PM
Ahhh! The excitement is crazy! I can't wait to get Esme back to see her scrapbook :D
I worked really hard on Zazie's  ;D
I also can't wait to see what you think of her little gifts she's bringing home... I got her some really cheesy stuff ::) But you said you'd be happy with anything and it was just so cute I couldn't resist :D
Yeah, I can't wait for her to be back. I'm excited to see all of her adventures. I hope that you like Esme's scrapbook-I tried something new (like actual scrapbooking), so I'm not exactly sure if it's good or not (I suck at paper crafts). Still, I put a lot of little goodies in. Ahhh....I just can't wait to see what fun all the LVs had.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Avian Flight on September 17, 2009 08:47:25 AM
Sylvia has returned home! I'll post pics of the goodies tonight.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on September 17, 2009 07:57:16 PM
I'm so so glad Eddie got home okay! I've had a stressful week and am so eager for Walter to be waiting for me when I get home and make my day! Can't wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 17, 2009 08:39:58 PM
My goodness!  Chloe made it home today, and she's been across the country and back again!  Unfortunately my memory card for my camera is missing, but as soon as I find it, I'll post pics!!!

Avian Flight really outdid me on this one, I'm so spoiled!!!  Thank you so so much for making this such a memorable experience for me!!!  I can only hope you're not too disappointed in what you got in return.   :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on September 18, 2009 08:23:01 PM
Oh my goodness! Walter arrived home today and with so many wonderful goodies in tow! EssHaych crafted me my own blue little eggbert that kept Walter company on his way home, as well as a beautiful scarf! Those are my favourites if I had to pick some, but she amazed me with getting all the postcards and tickets and things from their summer she saved for me, I'll post pictures after I watch Project Runway (haha)! But I don't think I can do this wonderful spoilage justice in pictures or words so just believe me.... EssHaych rocks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 18, 2009 09:42:16 PM
I'm not sure how accurate international receipts are, but it looks like Esme-Alice was delivered home today! I was a little concerned earlier because it just kept saying attempting delivery, attempting delivery, but the final entry says delivered. I hope it's true-I've been so nervous.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on September 19, 2009 01:55:21 AM
I'm not sure how accurate international receipts are, but it looks like Esme-Alice was delivered home today! I was a little concerned earlier because it just kept saying attempting delivery, attempting delivery, but the final entry says delivered. I hope it's true-I've been so nervous.

I don't have her yet, but it is Saturday so it might mean that she is at the post office ready to be delivered on Monday perhaps? SO EXITED! *squee!!* ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 19, 2009 06:39:01 AM
I hope so! I don't know what I'd do if she got delivered to the wrong place. I'd have to come down there and give someone a beat down.  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on September 19, 2009 08:06:20 AM
Oh my goodness! Walter arrived home today and with so many wonderful goodies in tow! EssHaych crafted me my own blue little eggbert that kept Walter company on his way home, as well as a beautiful scarf! Those are my favourites if I had to pick some, but she amazed me with getting all the postcards and tickets and things from their summer she saved for me, I'll post pictures after I watch Project Runway (haha)! But I don't think I can do this wonderful spoilage justice in pictures or words so just believe me.... EssHaych rocks!
Aaww you're too kind!! ;D I'm just so glad Walter arrived safely!! :D And Thank You again for my excellent gifts and scrapbook - I've been spoilt too! ;D :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on September 19, 2009 11:46:08 PM
To see the proof of how EssHaych spoiled me so, go to Eddie's blog:
http://eddietheeggbert.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on September 20, 2009 08:31:06 AM
Aawww it's brilliant to see Walter again - I miss him! ;D So glad you loved all your stuff! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on September 20, 2009 04:57:14 PM
Still alive here, and still waiting for Galvin to end up at home... the poor guy has been in transit for a month  ???

Can't wait for Hellie to return either... she won't recognize the place  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on September 22, 2009 02:32:30 AM
Esme-Alice has finally arrived in Adelaide! She is at the post office right now because we were out when the delivery person came so I am picking her up tomorrow! SO EXITED! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 22, 2009 05:23:29 AM
Esme-Alice has finally arrived in Adelaide! She is at the post office right now because we were out when the delivery person came so I am picking her up tomorrow! SO EXITED! ;D
OMG! THANK GOODNESS! I was having a heart attack over the weekend that she was delivered to the wrong address. I checked and triple checked that I wrote it correctly and I was just so scared since the post office had said it was delivered. Whew! I can't wait for you to open it up and have her show you all the cool stuff we did.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 22, 2009 10:59:43 AM
is doing the feedbacks today. if you have sent and received AND posted pics then you will receive your feedback. no pictures means you will not get feedback until you have done so. thanks


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on September 24, 2009 09:47:24 AM
**PICTURES POSTED FIRST PAGE OF THE GALLERY!**


 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
WOW! That's all I can say about Esme-Alice coming home. KiwiDragons made such a beautiful scrapbook and went absolutely nuts with goodies, we really got spoilt!

She sent home "Raymond" a big plush stingray! You get it? RAYmond! Because he's a ray! We got such a laugh out of that :D
Lollies from Japan, St. Louis made of chocolate, magnets, postcards, a dreamcatcher! I LOVE the dreamcatcher! Baseball cups, a candle, new clothes for Esme, so many goodies!
My favourite pages of the scrapbook have to be the movies page because I have been collecting movie tickets for years and there were 4 American movie tickets on the page ;D I also loved the glow in the dark golf and the baseball pages ;D I just can't express how much we got spoilt.

But I feel so bad... see I sent 6 souvenirs, Kiwi sent SIX HUNDRED! I hope your not disappointed KiwiDragons we all feel quite bad for not doing enough :-\ I hope her scrapbook makes up for it a little bit. We took her to a lot of things but I'm really sorry about not sending as many presents as you did :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ckchan on September 24, 2009 10:27:53 AM
Just wondering, will there be a winter version of LV swap?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 24, 2009 10:30:34 AM
I'm not concerned with the amount of "goodies." I just picked stuff up here and there while we were having our fun and it added up. I was worried because I didn't have a lot of "Missouri" goodies, so I just added a few more random things. Like the dreamcatcher-it doesn't really have anything to do with anything, but I thought it was neat, so I sent it along. Don't worry at all! I'm about the easiest swap partner-I love everything!


Edit: EEK! When I got home from work Zazie was waiting for me! I'm uploading pics now!

Edit Again: Pictures are up in the gallery HERE (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.msg3526678#msg3526678).

Luna-that scrapbook is awesome! It's so fat and huge-I love it! I love everything-I raved in my picture post, but I just can't thank you enough for showing Zazie such an awesome time!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on September 24, 2009 11:26:12 PM
I saw her scrapbook at the craft shop and HAD to have it! I mean it has her picture on the front in 3D, it's perfect! :D
And I want to say thanks again for Raymond the stingray I really love him ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Heffer Joo Bug on September 25, 2009 04:13:56 AM
Hi Guys

I havnt been on crafster for yonks and ive been busy having a baby ha ha was wondering if there is gong to be a winter little visitor round???? :-)

Sweetheffer


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 25, 2009 05:17:10 AM
I saw her scrapbook at the craft shop and HAD to have it! I mean it has her picture on the front in 3D, it's perfect! :D
And I want to say thanks again for Raymond the stingray I really love him ;D
I know-that book is just adorable! And I got myself my own Raymond too-I just couldn't resist. :)

There was a winter round last year, but I don't think anyone has really discussed another one.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on September 25, 2009 07:25:51 AM
I don't know when Halloween happens because we don't have it here :( I'm assuming it's soon judging by all the spooky swaps popping up but I'd love my LV to be visiting for Halloween next year! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: BonBabbu on September 25, 2009 07:38:59 AM
posting pics of the package...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: KiwiDragons on September 25, 2009 09:35:58 AM
I don't know when Halloween happens because we don't have it here :( I'm assuming it's soon judging by all the spooky swaps popping up but I'd love my LV to be visiting for Halloween next year! ;D
It's October 31. Do you have anything like Halloween?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on September 25, 2009 11:13:51 AM
I wish Halloween was bigger over here in England as well, noone dresses up their house and trick or treaters are very rare, I don't think we had any last year  :-\  Never mind, I love Halloween so much that I always hold a Halloween party anyways  8)  It's a pity that Ms Morel will miss the party but at least she's back home for Halloween, and Mr Toast will get to enjoy his first Halloween with us ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 25, 2009 11:04:27 PM
I have come down with a nasty bug. I don't have the energy to go through the list right now and hand out feedback SO if you need feedback ASAP please send me a PM or an email (see sig line) and I will get it to you ASAP. Otherwise, I won't be updating until at least monday. Thanks!!

Just wondering, will there be a winter version of LV swap?

Hi Guys

I havnt been on crafster for yonks and ive been busy having a baby ha ha was wondering if there is gong to be a winter little visitor round???? :-)

Sweetheffer

I will NOT be organizing a LV Winter Swap. I am going to be swamped with the 12 Days of Craftstermas. So if someone wants to pick up this swap and organize it please go for it. You have my blessings and I will be willing to answer and ?'s you may have. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ckchan on September 26, 2009 09:33:10 AM
Thanks for replying kish!  I think that I may organize it, if no one else want to do it.  I was so bummed that I missed this round.  Hope you feel better!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 26, 2009 10:27:12 AM
If you want a Co-organizer Ckchan I would help out if needed! I loved this swap and would totally do it again!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on September 26, 2009 10:50:19 AM
I don't know when Halloween happens because we don't have it here :( I'm assuming it's soon judging by all the spooky swaps popping up but I'd love my LV to be visiting for Halloween next year! ;D
It's October 31. Do you have anything like Halloween?
No not at all it is just another day over here.  :( No one mentions it or does anything special.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: ckchan on September 26, 2009 12:14:32 PM
If you want a Co-organizer Ckchan I would help out if needed! I loved this swap and would totally do it again!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322451.0

I started a post about it.  I think I'll definitely need help.  I would love for you to co-organize!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on September 26, 2009 03:13:11 PM
Hope you're feeling better soon Kish.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on September 29, 2009 10:15:18 AM
OMG I am freakin furious with ParcelForce!!!  Got home from work to find a letter from them basically saying that they're holding Mr Toast hostage until I pay them £17 to cover a freaking Clearance Fee and VAT  :'(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on October 01, 2009 10:32:49 AM
Yey, they're releasing Mr Toast from custody tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: beckashell on October 03, 2009 09:54:56 AM
Yey, they're releasing Mr Toast from custody tomorrow :)

oh good!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on October 04, 2009 01:52:17 PM
Well Mr Toast was safely returned on Friday, yey!!!!  And wow I don't even care about the VAT charge anymore cos blimey Wildfyre totally spoilt me for souvenirs, that box was soooo heavy ;)  Anyways, pictures going up within the hour in the gallery!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 05, 2009 05:22:55 PM
VAT charge? Did the post office charge you on your end too? I'm so sorry. My car broke down so I couldn't get to the post office myself so I had to do the online "click N ship" thing for the first time and I must have messed it up. Ugh.. I'm really sorry.

Oh, and the sweets are thanks to Mr Wildfyre. I sent him to the store to pick out some candy bars for the package and he came back with an entire bag full! Gotta love a man with a sweet tooth lol

I'm glad everything arrived safely and that Mr Toast is back home :-)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Transatlanticism on October 05, 2009 07:29:44 PM
Yey, they're releasing Mr Toast from custody tomorrow :)
:D When I read this, I was very confused as to why someone would arrest Mr. Toast! I went back and read and now it makes sense.
But it's still a pretty funny image!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on October 06, 2009 12:03:33 AM
VAT charge? Did the post office charge you on your end too? I'm so sorry. My car broke down so I couldn't get to the post office myself so I had to do the online "click N ship" thing for the first time and I must have messed it up. Ugh.. I'm really sorry.

Oh, and the sweets are thanks to Mr Wildfyre. I sent him to the store to pick out some candy bars for the package and he came back with an entire bag full! Gotta love a man with a sweet tooth lol

I'm glad everything arrived safely and that Mr Toast is back home :-

Oh well I do loooove chocolate, I just don't love nuts, but it means that Mr Loops got to share equally in the choc since there was plenty of both, nyum nyum ;D

Nae worries about the postage, I don't think it was your fault that I got charged, I think it was either the sheer heft of the package or possibly the worth, but either way they totally overcharged me as they're only supposed to charge VAT on the item that pushes it over the limit.  But once I saw the gigantic package my fury at HMRC (and ParcelForce for charging the same cost again for "processing" the VAT charge!!) melted anyways as it was mahoooosive!!

Yey, they're releasing Mr Toast from custody tomorrow :)
:D When I read this, I was very confused as to why someone would arrest Mr. Toast! I went back and read and now it makes sense.
But it's still a pretty funny image!

;D  Poor Mr Toast!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 06, 2009 10:09:07 AM
Maybe they were hoping you wouldn't pay it so that they could keep it and eat the chocolate  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on October 06, 2009 10:22:48 AM
Ha ha ha, you could be right!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on October 07, 2009 07:04:06 AM
I've been reading, but haven't posted for awhile.

Sadly i think Galvin has been shipped back to me, here's hoping for a safe and speedy journey so that he can start his journey home again.  The poor little guy has been in transit since August 20th.     


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: EssHaych on October 07, 2009 09:54:54 AM
Poor Galvin, I hope he returns home soon :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 13, 2009 12:24:00 PM
Does anyone know when the next round of us will get feedback? Both my partner and I have sent, received, and posted pictures.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on October 13, 2009 12:51:50 PM
Does anyone know when the next round of us will get feedback? Both my partner and I have sent, received, and posted pictures.

if you are due feedback and you need is asap,  PMing the organizer (me) will work.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on October 14, 2009 10:41:58 AM
I updated my mini-gallery (pg 1 of the gallery) with a few pictures of Galvin from his trip.

Still waiting to figure out just how lost in the post he is, and if Hellie is coming home  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on October 15, 2009 09:20:46 AM
All participants have feedback. If you do not have + feedback please send me a PM.

I need 1 angel for kjlutz. Her partner has gone MIA. the way this would go is that you would procure a stuff/toy/etc for her.....take it on a 2 week vacation around your town, buy/make souvenirs and make a scrappybook with pictures. Please let me know if you want to be her angel. You will receive FOC status/renewal.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 15, 2009 04:44:32 PM
I'm so sorry you got flaked on kjlutz   :-\ I'll do my best to make a great angel package for you  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on October 17, 2009 11:08:09 PM
That is so sad :'( I hate these people who flake >:(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kishcrafts on October 17, 2009 11:34:33 PM
That is so sad :'( I hate these people who flake >:(

I especially hate those that flake in this kind of swap. If someone flakes on something they were going to make for you it sucks but not as big when they were supposed to send you something that already belonged to you. :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: FruityLoops on October 18, 2009 04:27:40 AM
I'm so sad that someone else has been flaked on in an LV swap  :'(  It's totally one of the worst swaps to get flaked on given the length and nature of the swap. 

I hope that Hellie does turn up kjlutz, it's horrid not knowing what's happened to your little stuffie friend, but I'm sure you'll get an awesome angel package like I did :)  And if Wildfyre is your angel then you're defo in for a treat cos she was my partner and Mr Toast had a brilliant time with her and he came home with an awesome package ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 19, 2009 10:26:18 AM
It is a horrible swap to get flaked on. I mean at the verrry least.. if you're going to flake on the rest of the package.. send the LV home. It just makes me sick when people put so much time and effort into this and then their partner goes MIA. And in a case like this, where the LV was home made, it's even worse.

I had hoped to post pictures of Kjlutz's new LV today.. but I got this incredible idea last minute so it will take me one more day to finish him/ her .. then we will start showing them around on a whirlwind tour of south Puget Sound so we can get everything packaged up and mailed off asap.  ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on October 19, 2009 12:11:43 PM
It is a horrible swap to get flaked on. I mean at the verrry least.. if you're going to flake on the rest of the package.. send the LV home. It just makes me sick when people put so much time and effort into this and then their partner goes MIA. And in a case like this, where the LV was home made, it's even worse.

I had hoped to post pictures of Kjlutz's new LV today.. but I got this incredible idea last minute so it will take me one more day to finish him/ her .. then we will start showing them around on a whirlwind tour of south Puget Sound so we can get everything packaged up and mailed off asap.  ;D


I can't wait to meet him/her.  You are awesome Wildfyre.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 20, 2009 09:45:28 PM
Ok, so initially I had a small doll that I was going to customize.. but trying to sew the mini Star Trek uniform kicked my butt. However the entire thing wasn't a complete wash because in the process I discovered that my husband has a knack for painting Trill spots on dolls.. which is pretty cool :D I had to abandon the custom doll thing in the end though due to the wardrobe problems.

So after spending all day calling around I located the perfect LV. But when she beamed down, there was a malfunction and she ended up at a comic book store in Puyallup. So when Mr Wildfyre got home from work we raced to Puyallup to pick her up before the store closed.

Tah dah!!

Jadzia Dax from Star Trek Deep Space 9  ;D



So far the only thing she's got to do with us was go grocery shopping at Costco.  :P



But tomorrow we are going to sew Halloween costumes and then go sight seeing. Plus this weekend she'll be visiting the Olympic Peninsula and scenic Port Townsend  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on October 21, 2009 04:54:08 AM
Wow Wildfyre you are awesome.  ;D 

 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on October 21, 2009 05:25:46 AM
Wow Wildfyre you are awesome.  ;D 

 
She is! She is truly fantastic, the last round when I was her partner was the most fun I have had in a swap ever :D
I love Star Trek and can't wait to see more pictures of Jadzia's voyages through Alaska.

I'd still like to hunt your flaker partner down with a pitch fork though >:( I just can't get over someone flaking in this type of swap >:(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 21, 2009 08:24:50 AM
I love Star Trek and can't wait to see more pictures of Jadzia's voyages through Alaska.

Washington  ;) No Alaska trips in the next two weeks unfortunately.  :-\

And pitchforks?? Yikes.. I pity the person that ever flakes on Lunamione!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Lunamione on October 21, 2009 03:29:33 PM
Ack! My mistake :-[ I just assumed Alaska because your other LV went there... or did I imagine that too?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 21, 2009 03:51:02 PM
Ack! My mistake :-[ I just assumed Alaska because your other LV went there... or did I imagine that too?

lol no.. you didn't imagine it. I went to Alaska this past summer for my father's memorial service.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on November 18, 2009 11:11:36 AM
Just checked and my angel package is somewhere in Ottawa, just not to me yet.

I'm getting very excited. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on November 18, 2009 11:17:09 AM
Yay! I'm so  excited! I hope everything made it through customs ok :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on November 22, 2009 01:06:31 PM
Yay, I have my angel package (thank goodness for tracking or I would have never got it...).

Wildfyre you are such an incredible angel, I'm not sure how to thank you enough, it's all awesome (and wonderful, and amazing, and I think I need a thesaurus, but you get the idea :D). 
It's an awesome package and photo album, I'll post pictures tomorrow (I have a paper to finis writing to hand in in the morning).

Oh and I think I want to move to Washington...

Thanks again Wildfyre and you too Kish for organizing all this. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: kjlutz on November 25, 2009 06:39:49 AM
Finally posted pics of my angel package.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.msg3528209#msg3528209

I really can't thank you enough Wildfyre.  It is all so awesome and thoughtful.

Thanks again,
Katie


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed)
Post by: Wildfyre on November 25, 2009 03:24:27 PM
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it :-)

There will be another small package mailed out soon. I am in the middle of re-organizing my craft room and found Dax's little stand that came with her and a couple other little things that were missed when I packed up the box. Sorry about that  :-\