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Title: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on July 28, 2009 03:49:14 PM
Welcome to the Mini-Make-A-Friend Gallery!



Post your craft kits here!

Original thread:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311509.msg3578940#msg3578940

Package 1 status(send by 8/17)Craft a craft kit

wendellina  :D-lmcbride  :D     DONE

zuliblu  :D-fabricfriend  :D     DONE

lilgothkatt  :D-pixieval  :D     DONE

Lique :D-twistedbeader    :D  DONE

Spotnik  :D-fusbdgt   :D     DONE

laes43  :D-mljohnston :D     DONE

llissaredd  :D-crafty gurll  :D     DONE

 :)     sent
 ;)     received
 :D    sent and received
 ???   contact me asap!

Package 2 status(Send by 9/17)Favorite Theme Package

wendellina  :D-lmcbride :D  DONE

zuliblu  :D-fabricfriend  :D  DONE

lilgothkatt  :D-pixieval  :D  DONE

Lique  :D-twistedbeader  :D  DONE  

Spotnik  :D-fusbdgt   :D  DONE  

llissaredd   :D-crafty gurll    :D  DONE  

Package 3 status(send by 10/17)Wisty Surprise Package

wendellina   8)-lmcbride    8)  DONE

zuliblu    8)-fabricfriend    8)  DONE

lilgothkatt   8)-pixieval   8)  DONE

Lique   8)-twistedbeader    8)  DONE  

Spotnik     8)-fusbdgt   :'(  ***need photos***    8)  DONE  

llissaredd    8)-crafty gurll  8)  DONE

 8)=feedback given  




  




  

 




Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on August 05, 2009 06:38:32 PM
Yeah! Lookie what lilgothkatt sent me!! We start with the kit!
Package 1
Sock Monkey(which I've been thinking about a lot lately) and a book that she actually wrote and made very awesome drawings in! step-by-step-exactly what i need! lol



I ADORE the picture of the monkey lounging!

Then (be prepared to be jealous!!) she went to COMICCON and got me stuff!! The best local gift ever!



Nothing from North Dakota is going to be that cool.. EVER!!

Then, we decided to include a small personal swap for stuff for our kids. She made Lily-Anne a felt sandwhich!! Look at the detail, this is amazing! (One of the pieces of bread is already hiding somewhere in my living room, thats why its missing from the pics!)




Yesterday when I recieved, she sat on top of her slide, and restacked the sandwhich forever!

Thank you so much lilgothkatt! You rock!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: mljohnston on August 05, 2009 07:12:19 PM
Wow, what a neat package! :o
I'm loving the colors on that sock for your monkey - not traditional, but way more awesome! lol.


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: lilgothkatt on August 06, 2009 06:12:07 AM
Yay! I'm so glad you like the stuff. I was really torn about what to send for the "local" item. We have some awsome mexican shops here. being right next tot he border. But mexican candy is an aqquried taste. There are also a lot of really cool asain markets but again maybe salty sweet squid bites aren't your style. So I was like Oh! San Diego Comic Con only happens in SAN DIEGO!

Sock monkeys are what I do so it was natural for me to send that as a kit.

The felt food was really fun to make but finding that meat colored felt was really hard :-\

Everyone in my house was worried your little girl would try to eat the sandwhich after I told them the crayon story. But Since I made all the pieces big and have you ever put felt in your mouth? It's not very pleasent.


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 06, 2009 06:54:35 AM
Great start to the gallery! :D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on August 06, 2009 04:35:29 PM
Lol! She totally took a "bite" out of the sandwhich on the first day- but then made a face that said "gross, I just had felt in my mouth". Since then she's been feeding it bit by bit to her stuffed puppies, and going "yum yum yum". Plus, I left the sandwhich whole on the coffee table the other night, and my husband got home and thought I left a real sandwhich just sitting on the table! The bread looks so real, and I adore the detail in the tomatoes!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 08, 2009 06:15:01 AM
That looks like a fun package.  You will have to post the monkey when completed.  :D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on August 08, 2009 07:46:56 AM
I am taking the monkey at the end of this month to a conference I have to go to-perfect craft for the hotel room! I'll have to post her when I get back from Alabama.


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: spotnik on August 09, 2009 07:41:16 AM
Sock Monkey!  Yay!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: zuliblu on August 10, 2009 09:37:08 PM
Awesome package, I love the sock monkey kit and the sandwich ;D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 10, 2009 09:47:09 PM
I received today from llisaredd!   :D An awesome kit for watercolors and lots of extras.  My desktop computer died today also  :P, so I will post pictures as soon as I can.


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 12, 2009 02:00:05 PM
Well, after having to buy a new computer(damn you HP and your Code Purple nonsense  :P), I can finally post pictures of my package from llisaredd.  She sent a kit for watercolors:



With watercolor pencils I cannot wait to try, a new sharpener, an assortment of paintbrushes and a nice pad of paper.  Now if only I could find some drawing ability. ;)

For the city specific items she sent yummy candy, Reds playing Cards(the baseball team) and Bearcats pencils(the college football team.)



Thanks Lisa, yours is on it's way soon!  :D  ;)  :D



Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 12, 2009 04:19:53 PM
very nice!  You will love the pencils.  They are awesome!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: fusbdgt on August 12, 2009 05:56:10 PM
what a wonderful beginning to the gallery for this one.


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Lmcbride on August 14, 2009 07:51:29 AM
All superfantastic stuff! :D  I want it all!!! 

And here is the kit I recieved from the lovely and talented Wendellina:

It's all about embroidery!  Cloths, and hoops, and floss....



and scissors, and needles, and special pens and paper....



and iron-on transfers in the themes of wine and flowers, both of which I absolutely love!



and a chunky book that she made(!) to hold all of this fantastic stuff (or most of it anyway)!  Look at that beautiful L!



and inside it has pockets and felt needle pages, and lots of teensy plastic bags to put the flosses in.  It's gonna be crazy chunky when I fill it all up.  ;D



And for her local color she sent me some fantastic special mustard, which I don't want to photograph because in the few days we've had it, it's been opened and used daily, and the bottle is all, you know, used looking, by people who live like animals and can't keep it wiped off nice. ::)  And by people I mean my husband of course, and I think he loves it so much he's drinking it or something. :D

Thank you Wendellina, this is the most fantastic kit I could have dreamed of recieving, I hope I can do it justice by making something nice with it.   :)



Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: spotnik on August 14, 2009 07:59:39 AM
WOW!  That is an amazing package Lmcbride!  You totally got spoiled!!  :D

(Now I am having MAJOR swap anxiety!   :o  )


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 14, 2009 09:10:57 AM
That little book is too cute! :D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 14, 2009 11:24:56 AM
I am so glad you like it.  You know, we have 2 more packages to send.  Hubby just might 2 more bottles... ;) ;) ;)  We love that mustard.  Onions, relish and stadium mustard, on a dog.  Ketchup is forbidden on one!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on August 15, 2009 07:54:33 AM
chunky book is awesome!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: fabricfriend on August 15, 2009 02:26:16 PM
great kit! love the book.


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: zuliblu on August 16, 2009 11:51:52 AM
O.K. then be prepared to "ooh and aaw" over the amazing package I received from "fabricfriend"  I feel soooo spoiled!!

First the whole shebang!


To break it down I received some awesome body products from her hometown and some great soap that she made!!


Check out these beads in my favorite colors Orange and Yellow

And some more colorful beads and silver findings

And to tie it all together, some tiles and cool paper to make the amazing jewelry that she sent me directions for, so beautiful ;D


And finally here is a shot from fabricfriend's Etsy shop of what this kit will produce.  She also included great detailed instructions for me to make these treasures.


Thank you Fabricfriend ;D  I can't wait for what package two will be ;D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on August 16, 2009 11:54:48 AM
That is an awesome package! Like I said before, FabricFriend sent me a box for the fill a box swap, and it was an awesome package! She sent me some of those tiles, and I absolutely adore them!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Lmcbride on August 16, 2009 01:12:06 PM
Those pendants are so cool!  Love all the little jangly dangly doo-dads on the ones that FabricFriend made.  I'm sure yours will be just as fabulous, zuliblu. :)


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 16, 2009 02:19:33 PM
That package ROCKS!!! \../


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: fabricfriend on August 16, 2009 04:15:30 PM
i am so glad you liked the package. the zum stuff is great and the soap i made,so it does have some crumbly edges but works great. it was the first and probably the last time i will make soap from scratch. better start working on package two!!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: llisaredd on August 16, 2009 06:29:43 PM
I received yesterday from crafty gurll :D And I was TOTALLY SPOILED!



Let's see if I can list all of it... an apron to embroider, floss, needles, a hoop, fabric, iron on transfers, a punch needle kit and needle, several cross stitch patterns, some Ohio wildlife magazines because we both love the wildlife around us, a catalog from a water pond shop near her (it's filled with wonderful plants, fish, and all the goodies! Makes me want a pond!), some Cleveland Rocks! matchbook notebooks that I love, a Cleveland Browns beer coozie and a post card from Sweden. Whew! Was I spoiled or what?!



Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 16, 2009 06:39:21 PM
Two sweet packages back to back!   :D

I love the doodads hanging on Zuliblu's treats!

I live in Cleveland I don't even have one of those coozies!  Now I am jealous llisaredd. 

Nice packages......that's what she said... ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 16, 2009 07:13:41 PM
I'm glad you liked it all Lisa!  Let me know how the punch needle embroidery goes, I so want to try it.   :D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on August 16, 2009 07:19:18 PM
I have a punch needle kit still in the package-I'm almost afraid to use it! I am also curious as to how it works out!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: llisaredd on August 17, 2009 06:19:12 AM
Nice packages......that's what she said... ;D ;D ;D


Lol! Love that show! :D

Too bad Cleveland is so far from Cinci. I have a feeling the three of us would have a good time :D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 17, 2009 12:56:09 PM
Yowza, yowza, yowza!!!!!

Check out the kick arse package from lmcbride.

All kinds of goods and then some!

The whole shebang!  (pardon the lil rugrats hands, he wanted to attack everything.  Lmcbride also sent a little cow and turtle but both of those were added to his collection!)  Homespun yarn by lmcbride, I love it!  It is gorgeous! The little baggie below is filled with all shapes of wooden pieces, paper doilies and a stack o cash, too bad it is not real...but fun!



The beautiful fabric and handmade papers


A snipit of the box o whimsies


The kick ass paper goods, beautiful tags and huge stack of paper for scrapping.  I am also going to use this paper in other deviant ways..and some ity bity envelopes


Two magazines that are extremely inspirational, a neato Dali photo album, colorflame candles for my birthday (it was in March :) )  MAPLE CANDIES!!! OMG do I love these.  They are by far the best I have ever had.  Noah, my son also likes them and wanted more...he will have to wait...so will hubby.... :)


You spoiled me! :D :D

Thank you soooo much!  I cannot wait for package #2!  I am still debating on what to make...hmmmmm ;) ;)



Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 17, 2009 12:58:41 PM
Nice packages......that's what she said... ;D ;D ;D


Lol! Love that show! :D

Too bad Cleveland is so far from Cinci. I have a feeling the three of us would have a good time :D

Hey, if you ever come up, let us know.  We can take you around town. We can see Lake Erie in all of it's glory, um, ah,  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ( I have never been there.. ::)) and maybe a trip to the local craft store...did I mention Lake Erie?  ;) :D ;)


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 17, 2009 09:18:48 PM
Great package!

And I forgot to mention earlier, when you join this swap you are REQUIRED to send the organizer Maple Sugar Candy.   ;)  I had to run to Wendellina's to sample it, just to make sure it was ok. :D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: lilgothkatt on August 17, 2009 10:39:02 PM
Got my package from pixieval today. OMG that thing was filled to the brim with goodies.
Check it out:

She sent tons of books for my little Willow, A teddy bear making kit, Willow wants to learn to sew. Sadly she gets easily frustrated and gives up. we've already started the bear twice now.
Two books for me on quilting and one on embroidary. A small cross stitch kit, some fabric and a bunch of lace and ribbon.

This is the awsome banner she made for Willow with her name on it. I had a devil of a time trying to find a place to hang this to take it's picture. Willow loves it and we're trying to think of the perfect place to put it.

This is the TON of fabric scraps and backing she sent me so I can learn to crazy quilt. my favorite is this greeny batik. I couldn't get a good close up pic of it.

Also not pictured is the item from her home town.Her husband is in the armed forces. (I forget which one at the moment) She sent me a "Challenge coin"  from the Minot, North Dakota base. Along with a neat artical about the possible origins of the tradition.

Willow and I are so happy with our goodies we can't wait to see what comes next!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 17, 2009 10:52:20 PM
What a great package!  That wall-hanging is spectacular and all that fabric, wow! :o   :D   ;) 

You ladies are definitely an awesome bunch, every package thus far has been AMAZING!!!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 18, 2009 06:56:44 AM
Box o goodness!  LOVE the Willow banner and I love her name!

Talk about a great stash of fabric for a crazy quilt...you will have to post when you ar done! ;)


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on August 18, 2009 08:08:25 AM
Yay! So glad you liked the package! I had some embroidery floss set aside to send as well for embroidering the quilt, I'll have to put it in the next package! And the bear kit had an age of 8+ on it, so that may explain the frustration part, sorry!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: lilgothkatt on August 18, 2009 12:16:22 PM
were doing much better with the bear today. Were about halfway done sewing it. Frequent breaks seem to help. I don't think it's beyond her level. She's just used to me doing all the sewing.


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on August 18, 2009 02:18:11 PM
I'm glad to hear its going better today. My mom has just tought me how to sew a few weeks ago, and I still get frustrated cause I'm used to her doing the sewing, while I'm saying, "and I want it to look like this, and bend like this!"  It's so cool that she's into sewing and such, my mom could never get me to sit still for anything like that until... Well, until now! lol


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: lilgothkatt on August 18, 2009 09:18:17 PM
my mom sewed for my sister but I got tired of waiting for her to make stuff for me so I taught myself how to sew. My grandma helped me get started but I'm pretty much self taught. Look at me now! I get paid to sew, yay!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: zuliblu on August 19, 2009 11:31:34 AM
Loving everything so far, I especially love Willow's banner!! ;D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: mljohnston on August 20, 2009 11:45:32 AM
I received! :D
And I'm super excited, because I put off making cupcakes yesterday, but now I'm feeling inspired!


I got these awesome socks, and I put them on right out of the box. lol. (please ignore my exceptionally bright pants today, you should see the rest of my outfit. xD)


CUPCAKE STUFF!
YESSSSSS!

And a Pittsburgh magnet and pencil. :D
Thank you so much laes43! I'm totally busting out the mixer and confectioner's sugar tonight. There's new stuff to play with!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: laes43 on August 20, 2009 03:17:30 PM
haha, im so glad you like! when i stalked your blog and saw you liked cupcakes, i knew that's what i had to make my theme, lol.  baking is awesome!
and as for the socks...i went shopping for "pittsburgh" stuff with my friend the other day and was like "how am i gonna find anything that is "pittsburgh" that isn't Steelers related (because unfortunately this city is obsessed) and i was all excited when i found the socks cause i was thinking, technically steeler colors..yet it doesn't HAVE to be... and then she guilted me into getting something Steelers because that's what the city is all about...blah. lol (if you can't tell, not really a fan)


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: mljohnston on August 20, 2009 03:28:58 PM
I do, I really do! :D
They're already in use for my newest batch of Strawberry Lemonade cupcakes. :] And they're mighty cute, I must admit. I've already planned what the next ones will be to go in there, though I think I should pick up another pack. I tend to make a ton of cupcakes... >.>
Oh, I get the sports obsessed thing. Michigan pretty much bleeds blue & maize or green, depending on your persuasion.
Not to spoil anything, but my dad threw something in your package as I was sealing it up since the Penguins beat the Red Wings this year... >.<

lol.

Thank you so much! I'm still coming down off the excitement. Haha


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: laes43 on August 20, 2009 03:46:16 PM
omg! i wish i would have made the penguin/red wings pittsburgh/detriot connection!! that would have been too funny.   i almost got something penguins instead of Steelers, but it would have just been a total coincidence.
Strawberry Lemonade cupcakes sound amazing! mmmm


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: mljohnston on August 20, 2009 04:16:26 PM
omg! i wish i would have made the penguin/red wings pittsburgh/detriot connection!! that would have been too funny.   i almost got something penguins instead of Steelers, but it would have just been a total coincidence.
Strawberry Lemonade cupcakes sound amazing! mmmm

lol, I didn't make it at all.
He was like, 'put this in there, right now'. and it cracked me up - he's apparently still bitter.

They're... not as good as the last batch, but that's just because I got lazy and tired of lemonade-ing. haha. But they're edible, and that's what counts.


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 20, 2009 07:25:34 PM
How cute is that?!?  What a great idea for a make a craft kit! ;)


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 20, 2009 07:57:39 PM
Lemonade cupcakes??? I could die!  Care to share the recipe?

Ok, I have to say that I think the socks are cool, but being a Cleveland Browns fan the Pittsburgh thing is tough!  And the Michigan maize and blue is even worse.   ;) :P ;)  The Ohio State Buckeyes all the way!  I had to throw that in there.  Plus, I am right in between you two in Cleveland!   


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: mljohnston on August 20, 2009 08:07:38 PM
Lemonade cupcakes??? I could die!  Care to share the recipe?

Ok, I have to say that I think the socks are cool, but being a Cleveland Browns fan the Pittsburgh thing is tough!  And the Michigan maize and blue is even worse.   ;) :P ;)  The Ohio State Buckeyes all the way!  I had to throw that in there.  Plus, I am right in between you two in Cleveland!   

Sure. :]
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308762.msg3540807#msg3540807

They're tedious, but well worth it. And I actually prefer the blueberry version, but my family enjoys the strawberry ones. Haha. And I love them cold. So I'm strange, but that's cool.

And as a side note, my dad told me he'd disown me if I went to Ohio State. lol.


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 20, 2009 08:15:40 PM
Lemonade cupcakes??? I could die!  Care to share the recipe?

Ok, I have to say that I think the socks are cool, but being a Cleveland Browns fan the Pittsburgh thing is tough!  And the Michigan maize and blue is even worse.   ;) :P ;)  The Ohio State Buckeyes all the way!  I had to throw that in there.  Plus, I am right in between you two in Cleveland!   

Sure. :]
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308762.msg3540807#msg3540807

They're tedious, but well worth it. And I actually prefer the blueberry version, but my family enjoys the strawberry ones. Haha. And I love them cold. So I'm strange, but that's cool.

And as a side note, my dad told me he'd disown me if I went to Ohio State. lol.

Blueberry sound good too.  Either or sound great right now.  Thank you for the link.  We are the same yet opposite, my family would not be happy with a Michigan alumni!  I am also not a fan of Notre Dame.  Just thought I would throw that out there!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: spotnik on August 21, 2009 08:23:31 AM
I received from fusbdgt yesterday!!  I am so excited - she sent me a glass etching kit.





My hubby is very excited about the barbeque sauce.  I am really excited to try out glass etching.  And she even included the cutest little ceramic turtle.

Thanks fusbdgt!!!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 21, 2009 08:40:44 AM
Glass etching is fun, you will love it!

Another great package. :D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 21, 2009 10:56:56 AM
Very nice!  This is a great swap!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 21, 2009 07:27:04 PM
Quick reminder:  make sure to thank your partner and post pics right away!  We want to see the crafty goodness! ;)  :D  ;)


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on August 21, 2009 08:06:50 PM
that turtle is adorable!!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: fabricfriend on August 23, 2009 12:14:35 PM
okay folks here are the photos of all the goodies that i received from my partner zuliblu. what a fabulous box. first the instructions on how to make her great craft totes. she sent me one already done up and the goods to make three more. inside of my tote are vintage sewing supplies-love vintage sewing stuff. next a how-to book on crochet animals from an artist in her area, an indie arts program and a pair of owl earrings that i will be wearing on my first day back to school. i LOVE everything that she sent.





Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: fabricfriend on August 23, 2009 12:16:28 PM
YEAH!!! it worked. i have have so much trouble getting photos to load and i am so glad it worked!!!!!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: zuliblu on August 23, 2009 12:43:52 PM
I am so glad that you like everything!!!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Lmcbride on August 23, 2009 01:04:08 PM


And I forgot to mention earlier, when you join this swap you are REQUIRED to send the organizer Maple Sugar Candy.   ;)  I had to run to Wendellina's to sample it, just to make sure it was ok. :D

ha ha ha ha ha!  I will surely keep that in mind for the next couple of packages.  They sell it where I work so I get a nice discount on it. :D


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: crafty gurll on August 23, 2009 03:35:47 PM
That is a fabulous box!!! :D



And I forgot to mention earlier, when you join this swap you are REQUIRED to send the organizer Maple Sugar Candy.   ;)  I had to run to Wendellina's to sample it, just to make sure it was ok. :D

ha ha ha ha ha!  I will surely keep that in mind for the next couple of packages.  They sell it where I work so I get a nice discount on it. :D

Lmcbride, you must have an awesome job!   ;)


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: Wendellina on August 23, 2009 03:52:31 PM
Nice package!  I love the fabric choices and the handle.  Zippers too!!!  Woohooo!!!


Title: Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery
Post by: laes43 on August 24, 2009 02:36:47 PM
I received from mljohnston on .... saturday, i think. sorry for taking so long to post! but i have been busy teaching myself to knit!! hehe. 

first up...awesome yarn (there is one missing, but you will see it later...)



i think i love the denim the most, but they are all very "me"

next, an awesome book on knitting that she learned from (which has def helped me out a lot already!)


a neckwarmer that she knit for me :-D,  it i's sooo soft


Michigan-y stuff (i think if anyone saw me with those pencils i would get shot....seriously...  ;) )


AND finally...

she also sent me some knitting needles...which i have already put to good use.



you have no idea how excited i am! i know it's not the best, but it's the best knitting i've ever done! until yesterday all i could do is cast on, and now look at me :-D hehe. 

anyway...thank you so much! i love everything, obviously!


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Post by: crafty gurll on August 24, 2009 02:58:51 PM
Nice knitting, that is really good! :D


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Post by: mljohnston on August 24, 2009 04:14:45 PM
Aw, look how awesome you already are! It looks so good! :D
Those pencils are what my dad slipped in, haha.


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Post by: spotnik on August 24, 2009 05:54:17 PM
Yay for laes43!  Look at you already knitting!  I am very impressed.  (And that Encore multi-color is one my favorites - I've used that exact colorway in several projects  :D )


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Post by: laes43 on August 25, 2009 12:38:57 AM
i know! go me! lol. 
i think im just gonna keep going with what i'm doing and make a scarf out of it...then crochet some white flowers and stitch them on, whatcha all think?


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Post by: llisaredd on August 25, 2009 05:11:20 AM
I haven't been to this thread in a while and I've missed so much! What fantastic packages! :D


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Post by: spotnik on August 25, 2009 07:20:11 AM
i know! go me! lol. 
i think im just gonna keep going with what i'm doing and make a scarf out of it...then crochet some white flowers and stitch them on, whatcha all think?

I think that sounds really pretty!


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Post by: Wendellina on August 25, 2009 09:08:49 AM
Goodies!!!  You already taught yourself to knit!!!  You should be soooo proud!  That neck warmer looks uber cozy!


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Post by: fusbdgt on September 05, 2009 12:28:00 PM
I'm sorry that I'm so late in posting pics of my wonderful package from spotnik she sent me a towel topper kit.  I love these things!

Also there was a wonderfully Pinot noir scented bar of soap, I can't wait for my current to run out, I wonder how it'll do as a body soap, also there was a delish jar of jam that didn't make it into the picture, had some on my toast this morning.  The newspapers were very similar to our town newspapers they had some interesting articles. 
  I've been plannin/working on the next package.  Again I'm so sorry it took me so long to get this set of pics up! Life quickly got very busy/stressful when classes began session again.


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Post by: spotnik on September 05, 2009 03:11:38 PM
The soap is great as a body soap.  I use Soapy Bear soap every day in my shower (lemongrass scent).   ;D  I am SO glad you like your package.


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Post by: crafty gurll on September 05, 2009 08:41:38 PM
A towel topper kit, that is a cute idea!   ;)

Still need twistedbeader & lique to post photos, and then the first package photos are all done!


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Post by: Lique on September 14, 2009 06:35:47 AM
Hey I'm here, been super busy the past few weeks and  twistedbeader and I have been swapping goodies. She sent me a kit to make a beaded bracelet like in her avie. I can't wait to try one, as soon as I can find some time.  Thanks  twistedbeader  for the kit.



I love all the stuff everyone has been sending, there are some great kits.


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Post by: zuliblu on September 15, 2009 08:14:01 PM
Prepare to wist ;D   I received package two from Fabricfriend and what a package it is.  I am so in love with this bag and the fabric used to make it.  I cant thank you enough Fabricfriend!!


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Post by: spotnik on September 15, 2009 09:03:19 PM
SUCH a cute bag!!  Love it!


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Post by: crafty gurll on September 15, 2009 09:48:23 PM
That bag is GORGEOUS!!!  :D ;)  :D


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Post by: Wendellina on September 16, 2009 05:17:59 AM
Lique, you will have to post once completed...isn't it mandatory or something?  ;) :D

Love the fabric, Love the style! 8)


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Post by: PixieVal on September 16, 2009 06:25:07 PM
I recieved my second package from lilgothkatt today! I love it!
First, I have like a thousand elephant stuffies on my wist because they are so adorable, and she made me  one with a sweet braided tail.


Oh, and whats that? A cute little zippered bag!

My elephant spots soemthing inside the bag...
Asian hard candies!!

Thank you lilgothkatt, it was an awesome package!


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Post by: crafty gurll on September 16, 2009 06:36:13 PM
THAT is the cutest stuffed elephant I have ever seen.  And the action shot is priceless. ;)


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Post by: llisaredd on September 16, 2009 07:55:11 PM
I love that elephant! So stinkin' cute!!

And that bag with the bird fabric... um... you're sending that to ME right?


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Post by: Lique on September 16, 2009 09:01:14 PM
Oh that elephant is to die for...lucky girl.
I love that bird bag too, I am loving that fabric.

Wendellina, as soon as it's done I'll post.
 


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Post by: Wendellina on September 17, 2009 01:55:50 PM
I love the ele-faunt!  as I would call it!

Waiting in anticipation Lique  ;)


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Post by: spotnik on September 17, 2009 08:05:21 PM
Squeee!  Elephant!  So cute!


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Post by: lilgothkatt on September 17, 2009 08:21:28 PM
I recieved my second box from pixieval today. Awesome stuff. My pictures kinda suck though.

First we have an awesome Pinata shirt that Val made for me with a pinata applique. It says, "I'd hit that." She also sent me MORE awesome fabric. I have plans to turn some of these into a new wallet for myself. She also sent a heap of embroidary floss. Can never have to much of that stuff. Annnnnnd a Bertie Bott's every flavor bean picute frame. When I get some pics taken of my tonks costume I'm gonna put it in this frame.

She also sent me this amazing clock! I was so worried when I opened it. I have a love hate relationship with clocks. I love how they look and their usefullness but I HATE their ticking. Luckily this one doesn't tick!! yay! I put it up in my kitchen straight away.

Thanks for everything Val I lurve it all.


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Post by: crafty gurll on September 17, 2009 09:34:00 PM
Love the clock and the shirt is priceless! :D


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Post by: Lmcbride on September 18, 2009 03:28:10 AM
THAT is the cutest stuffed elephant I have ever seen.  And the action shot is priceless. ;)

I agree!  And that pinata shirt is such a hoot!  What fun stuff!


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Post by: llisaredd on September 21, 2009 06:21:16 AM
I received my 2nd package this weekend. Prepare to wist!

The whole package! Craftygurl told me on the postcard that she doesn't paint. Couldn't tell it from looking at this! This pic will be going up in my bedroom when we redecorate in a few weeks. Until then it will be in my crafting room. I love it!



Detail of the sheep. I ADORE this! And obviously, I totally don't understand how to make french knots yet. When I've tried, they never look as great as these.


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Post by: crafty gurll on September 21, 2009 06:43:57 AM
Glad you liked it!  I was really nervous about the painting.  For French knots, look on sublimestitching.com at the tutorial, that was the only directions that ever made sense to me!


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Post by: Wendellina on September 21, 2009 06:52:15 AM
Nice job crafty gurll!


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Post by: spotnik on September 21, 2009 09:22:42 AM
Great package!  The sheep is way too cool!


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Post by: PixieVal on September 21, 2009 09:32:39 AM
I love the bird painting, but the sheep is unbelievable!


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Post by: Lmcbride on September 21, 2009 12:02:54 PM
That is one sweet sheep!

And here is what I have received from the insanely generous and talented Wendellina!

First, all the loot:  Just look at all those extras!  coasters, beads, do-dads including fish!, wooden aplique's, sweet card, GLITTER, and my new Day of the Dead plastic bag holder drawstring bag, for my kitchen!



Here is a close up of the plastic bag holder.  That is totally gonna match my kitchen!



And here is my new Uh.MAZE.ing beaded braclet.  It weights down my arm and I totally love it. :D  Love it!!



I love it ALL Wendellina, you simply rock AND roll as a craftster and a swap partner, and I'm off now to get crackalackin' on the next package because I have a tough act to follow here... :)


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Post by: Wendellina on September 21, 2009 12:32:16 PM
Thank you so much for all of the overly generous comments!

I hope it is not too heavy.  I added one round of beads on the chain and decided I needed to glitz it up some more and added 1 more.  I tried to match the colors in your kitchen with the the DOD bag, even the ribbon... :D ;)!


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Post by: fabricfriend on September 21, 2009 02:21:55 PM
love the bird painting.


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Post by: crafty gurll on September 21, 2009 04:47:47 PM
That bracelet is gorgeous, some of the beads are just too cool! ;)


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Post by: twistedbeader on September 23, 2009 07:55:50 PM
I am going to post pictures tomorrow.. She sent me a soap kit and I wanted to make the soap first... I did it tonight... sorry I have neglected the pictures


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Post by: PixieVal on September 23, 2009 08:34:46 PM
I would kill for that bracelet!


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Post by: Lmcbride on September 24, 2009 05:12:51 AM
I would kill for that bracelet!

That's pretty much what it would take to get it off of my wrist. :D


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Post by: twistedbeader on September 24, 2009 07:47:05 AM
Sorry it took so long.. my partner sent me a soap kit and I wanted to make the soap first.. lol..

Here is a picture of all the supplies. She send me all the oils I would need , a stick blender, a mold, mold lineing, the plastic spoons, basicaly everything but the digital scale, lye( cause that was to hard to send) and the pot to make it in..

Last night I finaly worked up the nerve to do the soap and I ended up with oven hot process because there is no way I could wait a whole month to use my soap .. here is the finished product.. oh and she sent me lemon tart fragrence.. because of my addiction to sexy peel from lush


I know it's green not yellow... but meh.. I have a second shoe box also full ... now if I can just force some people to take some I will have an excuse to do it again... which I wanted to as soon as the pan was clean... another addiction


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Post by: crafty gurll on September 24, 2009 08:03:46 AM
That soap turned out AMAZING!  What a great package. :D


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Post by: twistedbeader on September 24, 2009 08:11:54 AM
I was really scared of the lye... lol.. I was sweating pouring into the water.. I think I have seen fight club to many times...


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Post by: Wendellina on September 24, 2009 05:33:54 PM
Ok, let me first start off by saying what a friggin dork I am..........I originally posted this in the pendant swap.  ::) ::) :o :o :D :D ;) ;)
Ok. Are you ready?

Kick-arse-ness ahead.  Get you wist button ready...

Lmcbride, you are the sunshine of my day!  Check this mo fo out....


These are gorgeous and I am hesitant on using any of them on an actual gift.  Taken from my wist...


A few goodies she forgot to send last time, adorable wooden cut out that my son and I can decorate and hang in our window, snippy scissors to go with my stash-o-plenty of paper and fabric crayons!


Can you handle this?  Taken straight from my wist..............





I know, I know, I know.....I feel the same.  Wow!  If I could sleep with it tucked next to me instead of hubby I would!

Thank you soooo much Lmcbride, you are truly an artist!


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Post by: Wendellina on September 24, 2009 05:36:48 PM
Mmmmmm lemon soap!  That looks awesome.  I too am scared of lye!  Great package.


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Post by: crafty gurll on September 24, 2009 05:44:34 PM
Wendellina said it best, "Kick-arse-ness ahead.  Get you wist button ready..."  I received my package today and WOW, it is so amazing.  Here it is all together:



Birds?  Trees?  It gets no better that that, I assure you. ;)  My two favorite themes, both taken off my wist.  Close-up of the frames:



They are totally cool, love them.  Next are pillows.  I don't know where to put them, because I want NOBODY to touch them, they are that awesome.  #1:

 

and #2:



Aren't they GORGEOUS!  The limbs are stitched, there are zippers, the backs are a cool brown fabric.  Love them!

Thanks so much Stacy, you rockl!   ;D  :D  ;)





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Post by: Wendellina on September 25, 2009 05:49:53 AM
Cherries.....cherries.....cherries, JACKPOT!  Wow!  Everything is absolutely beautiful!  Those are display pillows as in do not touch or I will hurt you.  ;)  The frames are awesome, are the birds polyclay?


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Post by: Lique on September 27, 2009 08:35:46 AM
Wendellina, those are SO amazing, love your bows!!  You got spoiled! ;D


Crafty gurll, beautiful tree pillows and frames. I don't blame you for not wanting anyone to touch them. Lucky girl.


TwistedBeader, I never thought about that correlation to lye from Fight Club  :D   :D  No wonder everyone is afraid of lye. I'm glad you did it anyone and now you should have no fear. I always say to people to not fear the lye but respect it. I forgot to send you eye protection goggles but I'm sure you have something to wear, don't forget it is VERY important to protect your eyes. My package was late to her b/c I had trouble with dealing with mailing the lye and then she found some in her town so that was great but then I couldn't find a stick blender but in the end I got one for her.

I got my package from TwistedBeader and will get pics up today.


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Post by: twistedbeader on September 27, 2009 03:51:42 PM
Lol I am not gonna lye (hahahha)I was sweating  when I was measuring it out. I had goggles from lampworking so that wasn't a problem. I think next time won't be as stressful. I have been giving the soap out to all my friend TRY MY SOAP!!!!! They just kinda of look at me and then take it. LOL... I think you have created a monster.


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Post by: Wendellina on September 27, 2009 04:28:45 PM
TRY MY SOAP!!!!! They just kinda of look at me and then take it. LOL... I think you have created a monster.

I can picture you with a raised fist and evil eye!  You will try it!!!!!!!!  ;)


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Post by: zuliblu on September 27, 2009 04:58:07 PM
I loooove the felt circle art work, totally my colors!! 

And those tree pillows, to die ;D 

I have been using my amazing bird bag from fabricfriend and get constant compliments not only is it beautiful but it is so big and roomy with pockets on the inside so I don't always lose my keys.

Can't wait to see more pics :o


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Post by: fabricfriend on September 27, 2009 05:19:33 PM
i received my second package form Zuliblu yesterday. WOW!!!! first the bag-i love skulls and day of the dead so this is perfect. http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae208/fabricfriend/DSCN0306.jpg[/img]] (http://[img width=500 height=375) a pair of lovely arm warmers and from my WIST a beautiful paper garland that has already found a home in my bedroom.
thanks julie. i love every single bit!! http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae208/fabricfriend/DSCN0308.jpg[/img]] (http://[img width=500 height=375) http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae208/fabricfriend/DSCN0309.jpg[/img]] (http://[img width=500 height=375)


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Post by: zuliblu on September 27, 2009 06:08:50 PM
I am so glad you like everything, the wrist warmers can be worn the other way too so you have a cute ruffle peeking out from your jacket or sweater!


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Post by: spotnik on September 28, 2009 07:18:01 AM
Those arm warmers are gorgeous!


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Post by: Lique on September 30, 2009 11:57:40 AM
Pictures pictures pictures are here finally!!!

This is what TwistedBeader sent me for box #2. Not pictured are the two bags of chips she sent. I was waiting for my houseguests to leave so I could break them open and not have to share.  :P

She sent me the most awesome Goomba pendant and I love love it. I also got a precious owl pendant and she made a gorgeous beaded bracelet.  She also sent a reusable bag from a knitting store in her town that I sure can use and some knitted booties.  Oh, and a beading journal to help me design some beaded goodies.  Thanks so much for my goodies, I LOVE everything.




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Post by: spotnik on September 30, 2009 12:35:38 PM
Excellent stuff!  I love the bracelet.


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Post by: Wendellina on September 30, 2009 01:48:45 PM
LOVE the owl pendant LOVE LOVE the bracelet.  Great package!


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Post by: crafty gurll on September 30, 2009 02:08:49 PM
That package is amazing, but I really like the goomba pendant the best! ;)


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Post by: spotnik on October 01, 2009 10:38:42 PM
It has taken me a few days to get these posted -

I received from fusbdgt!  Check it out!


Cute bag!!


Sweet earrings!

Yay!


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Post by: Lique on October 02, 2009 02:18:12 PM
Beautiful bag and those earrings are amazing.  Lucky you!  ;)


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Post by: PixieVal on October 02, 2009 02:24:07 PM
awesome bag!


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Post by: Wendellina on October 02, 2009 06:38:18 PM
very very nice....( in a long drawn out Zsa Zsa Gabor accent)  :D


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Post by: fabricfriend on October 02, 2009 08:51:31 PM
I am so glad you like everything, the wrist warmers can be worn the other way too so you have a cute ruffle peeking out from your jacket or sweater!

did not think of that but that is a great idea and it is starting to get cold here so i will be trying that very soon!


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Post by: Lmcbride on October 03, 2009 01:08:27 PM
Ooh, I just caught up on like three pages of goodies!  all such wonderful stuff!  That cute little paper garland a ways back, made from the doilies?  It's so sweet and adorable and I want one now! :)


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Post by: fusbdgt on October 07, 2009 05:48:24 PM
this is my most recent fantastic package from spotnik.

a beautiful watercolor of a tree it's even framed.

and my cute paisley, milfori, blue, crystal earring, that I totally got some compliments on when I wore them to work last week.  Thanks so much spotnik!


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Post by: PixieVal on October 07, 2009 06:46:01 PM
That tree is awesome!


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Post by: fusbdgt on October 07, 2009 08:15:27 PM
i know ;)


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Post by: zuliblu on October 07, 2009 08:17:18 PM
Love the tree an the earrings :D


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Post by: Wendellina on October 07, 2009 09:18:45 PM
supa supa nice!


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Post by: Lique on October 12, 2009 04:53:19 PM
Beautiful tree and the earrings are awesome.


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Post by: spotnik on October 12, 2009 09:15:32 PM
*blush*

Thanks for the comments everyone.  I am so glad you like your stuff, fusbdgt!  I was really worried about sending that tree, especially after the hubby asked me what it was.   ::)  Men.   ;)


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Post by: twistedbeader on October 15, 2009 10:34:05 AM
I am so sorry but here are my photo... my partner sent my large and small last time so here they are... I am finally out of bed after being so sick.


I just realized that you can barely see the tree of life pendant I will attempt another photo
here is the awesome ribbon


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 15, 2009 04:58:20 PM
Glad you are better twistedbeader!  Cute package.   :D


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Post by: twistedbeader on October 15, 2009 07:32:13 PM
Thanks... the hospital was not fun


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Post by: Lique on October 16, 2009 10:37:24 PM
I hope you are feeling better and can shake whatever is keeping you down.  Get well soon. :)
Here is a pic of the tree of life closer.


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 16, 2009 10:44:39 PM
It's so pretty Lique!  And I love how you did the photo, very cool.   :D


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Post by: llisaredd on October 20, 2009 06:45:40 PM
Get your Wist fingers ready!! I received the BEST package from crafty gurll. Seriously! She got to know me and she NAILED IT! Everything in this package is sooooo me!

First - notepads/post its from a local to her company :) And a handpainted notecard by a craftster from Belgium. It's so pretty and deserves to be, and will be, displayed.



Secondly - a snap wallet made with Alexander Henry "Birdseed" fabric. So pretty and so perfect for me! Inside I found some adorable bobby pins with bees and (my favorite!) dragonflies. Love these!



The rest of these are all ceramic pieces made by crafty gurll herself! They're impressed with leaves from her own backyard! A detail that I found touching and perfect for me since I love trees and leaves! The colors in the glazes she used are also PERFECT for me. Seriously, this stuff is right up my alley!


A set of coasters. When I showed these to my husband he was very impressed.


A lovely little tray that will be sitting in my bedroom holding my wedding rings. LOVE it!


Crafty gurll said this would be a spoon rest, but seriously, I can't invision putting a dirty spoon on this. No, this will be in my bedroom on display. I have some leaf platters/plates on my wall already so this is perfect. I adore this shade of green and it's used throughout my room. Perfect!


This vase is hand built and so freaking cool! I'll be displaying some dried grasses or flowers in this in my bedroom as well. Love, love, love this! The glazes on this in particular are beautiful. Makes me even more determined to get the clay out and do some throwing :)



Have I mentioned that I love all of this?


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Post by: PixieVal on October 20, 2009 06:56:35 PM
Awesome Stuff! Those coasters are definatley going to have to be wisted!


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 20, 2009 07:07:30 PM
I'm so so glad you liked it all!  That green is called "kermit" and it is my all-time favorite.  All the others are glazed in red-to-brown, a really interesting glaze because it has such color variations and depending on the piece/where it is in the kiln, the color appears so different on each piece.

This has been a fun swap, and I cannot wait to see more awesome packages from everyone!   :D


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Post by: Lique on October 20, 2009 07:12:12 PM
Awesome Crafty gurll, you made some great stuff.  I love that green spoon rest too.

Hopefully my package gets to my partner by Saturday.


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Post by: zuliblu on October 20, 2009 08:03:37 PM
Awesome package. You are so talented Crafty Gurll, I am very fortunate to have a couple pieces of your pottery also. 


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 20, 2009 08:14:45 PM
Awesome package. You are so talented Crafty Gurll, I am very fortunate to have a couple pieces of your pottery also. 

Zuliblu you are too sweet!   ;)


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Post by: spotnik on October 21, 2009 07:48:20 AM
Gorgeous!  I especially love that tree stump vase.


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Post by: Wendellina on October 21, 2009 05:20:53 PM
I too Zuli am fortunate enough to own a few pieces.  She made a multiple leaf framed mirror for me that proudly hangs in my living room! 

Great package!


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Post by: PixieVal on October 21, 2009 05:37:47 PM
Package 3 from lilgothkatt. Each package has totally outdone itself, and I love this one!! My favorite holiday is Halloween, and she did my package with that theme in mind. First, from my wist, a thread catcher!!


Then.. Wait for it...... A quilt!!


And some closeups of my favorite fabrics(excuse my lame camera!)

I didn't even get to look at the quilt until late last night because my daughter seized it as I pulled it out of the box!
This has been such a fun swap, thank you lilgothkatt!


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 21, 2009 07:00:58 PM
WOW!!!!!!!  That is an amazing package!  All the fabrics are too cute.   :D


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Post by: Lique on October 22, 2009 06:10:21 AM
A quilt!! Wow...great gift and the quilt is amazing.


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Post by: lilgothkatt on October 22, 2009 09:45:30 PM
Package Three from Pixieval!

directly from my wists, reuseable sandwhich wrappers + napkins


A cute little toe bag and a headband I think with cute hot pink bicycles on it.


six knitting ornaments also from my wists.


a see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil monkey sculpture that she found at a thrift store. I think it's a candle holder. It's totally going on my patio to keep my gnomes and buddha sculptures company.

thanks for everything pixieval. you're an awesome swap partner!


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Post by: Lique on October 23, 2009 05:14:28 AM
haha..That monkey sculpture is to cute! You got some great goodies, great sandwhich bags and napkins, I need to make some of those for my dd.


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Post by: Wendellina on October 23, 2009 05:56:42 AM
I tooo LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE Halloween, this year it will be 11 years hubby and I tied the knot on the best holiday ever!  Love the package, All kinds of goodies!

The lunchbags and napkins are an awesome idea!  I LOVE it.  Great fun fabrics.


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 23, 2009 06:26:23 AM
Another great package!   :D


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Post by: PixieVal on October 23, 2009 09:31:53 AM
Actually they're hot pink spinning wheels :)


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Post by: twistedbeader on October 24, 2009 10:48:42 AM
here is my final package from lique
a group shot of all my awesome things

A close up of the embroidery on my blanket. a little alien and my name.


A close up of the scarf






an awesome cupcake themed dish towel , and pot holder for my kitchen and he cupcake pin holder which my mother is trying to steal. I don't think you can see it but it is embroidered too.


Thanks for being an awesome partner through my sickyness


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 24, 2009 12:28:06 PM
How cute!  That scarf is gorgeous! ;)


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Post by: zuliblu on October 24, 2009 01:58:14 PM
Hi all, I received my final package from Fabricfriend.  All I can say is AAAAMAZING ;D
First off a cute little trio of things from my wist, an adorable needle book, a cute square patchwork pincushion and a sweet pincushion.


And these sweet fun pillows


I love everything, thank you fabricfriend it has been so fun.  Thank you Craftygurll for organizing yet again another awesome swap ;D


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Post by: fabricfriend on October 24, 2009 03:21:13 PM
i am so glad you liked everything. i was not sure about the pillows but i saw several different pillows on your wist and got some inspiration from that and some i had seen on etsy. the other things are just for fun. i put a little pocket shrine in there. i hope it made it safe and sound. thanks julie this was fun.


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Post by: Wendellina on October 24, 2009 04:43:09 PM
Love all of the goods!  That scarf is gorgeous and I love the pin cushion, what the heck, I love all of it!  I cannot pick a fave, I do not want anything to feel jealous!  :D ;)


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 24, 2009 06:52:18 PM
Wow, I am loving it all too, great package!!!


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Post by: Lmcbride on October 25, 2009 11:32:38 AM
Wow, I just got caught up on the gallery from way back at the crafty gurll bobby pins!  Every single thing is wonderful!  What a fun swap this has been. 

Here are the incredible little goodies I got from the super talented Wendellina!  Diminutive in size, but NOT in magnificence!

Everything was packed in this wicked cool cigar box - the box is like a whole present in itself!
Resin pendants and bottle-cap thumbtacks, and some beaded felt squares on a necklace and some extras for charms:



close-up on the pendants:



those rainbow tacks are made from beads in resin, right off my wists!



And a second rainbow of beaded, felted jewels:



Wendellina is the best swap partner ever, period.   :)

Ever.

Thanks, Wendellina.  And thanks to crafty gurll for organizing, she's pretty great too, right? :)





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Post by: zuliblu on October 25, 2009 03:44:37 PM
OOH I love the felt necklace, soooo cute. 


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Post by: Wendellina on October 26, 2009 11:13:31 AM
Thanks lmcbride!  I had fun making the goodies.  I figured you could switch out the felt squares depending on your outfit or mood!

Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: fabricfriend on October 26, 2009 08:11:08 PM
i received my final package from zuliblu and she outdid herself. i will be posted pictures soon. thanks julie, everything is great!!


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 26, 2009 08:19:22 PM
i received my final package from zuliblu and she outdid herself. i will be posted pictures soon. thanks julie, everything is great!!

The suspense is killing me!!!   :D Can't wait to see!


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Post by: Lique on October 27, 2009 08:05:25 AM
Third box received from Twistedbeader. I got some awesome goodies. She made me a tea bag holder and a sandwhich wrap..yay!! I've wanted some of them for awhile now. Then, she made this super cool heat pad and 3 covers to go with it, how cool is that and I love the fabric choices, Kermit and Snoopy.  :D Thanks Amy I love everything. I hope you liked all your goodies too.  :)



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Post by: crafty gurll on October 27, 2009 08:09:52 AM
Really cute fabric choices!   :D


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Post by: zuliblu on October 27, 2009 11:58:27 AM
Love the peanuts fabric, makes me hap, hap, happy ;D


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Post by: fusbdgt on October 27, 2009 12:32:46 PM
I received my package from Spotnik this morning.  There were some gorgeous earrings and a some beautiful hand dyed yarn... I can't wait to find something to use it for, or the time to use it for that matter :)  I'll be posting pictures soon.  Thank you Spotnik!! I'm sure that I'll be receiving many compliments on my new earrings.


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Post by: spotnik on October 29, 2009 04:19:06 PM
I received from fusbdgt today!!!!!!!!  It is gorgeous!

Check it out!



The 4 seasons, on a gray hoodie, and in my size too!!!!!!!!!!!

Yay!  Thank you so much!


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Post by: Wendellina on October 29, 2009 07:44:18 PM
LoOoOoOove the hoodie!  Very nice.

I recvd my package from lmcbride.  And let me tell you.....phenominal!  Sadly my camera has decided to either take a total crap or is just acting up.  If I cannot get pics, crafty gurll will be my personal photographer!

Thank you so much lmcbride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D


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Post by: fabricfriend on October 29, 2009 08:30:45 PM
love the hoodie. so nice when things fit!


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Post by: fabricfriend on October 29, 2009 08:32:49 PM
those little felty things and resin do-dads are really wonderful.


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 29, 2009 08:52:15 PM
I saw the package tonight, and two words:  AWE SOME lmcbride!   :D


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Post by: twistedbeader on October 29, 2009 10:12:13 PM
I love that fabric and had been saving it for something special!


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Post by: crafty gurll on October 30, 2009 08:39:49 PM
I ran outside to meet the mailman in my socks, and look at the awesomeness I received.  It is truly an AMAZING package, everything is perfectly me.   :D  I love love love sugar skulls, and wristlets, so this is perfect:



It was filled with Mexican Candy, but we were forced to eat it immediately, so it didn't make the picture.   ;)  Next, a handmade lavender sachet:



that smells DIVINE.  I have been known to waste time while at the office, and this will be perfect:



A page a day Kirigami calendar.  I cannot wait to put it on my desk!  Now feast your eyes on the piece de resistance:



and



AND!



That's right, a TRIPTYCH!  I LOVE things in 3's!  The birds and leaves are painted on heavy paper, then glued onto the canvas, which really looks cool.  Apparently they smell nice, Zoe my American Bulldog was just enthralled while I was taking pictures of them. :D

So there you have it...does Lisa rock or what?  She is so talented, I cannot wait to hang them up.

Thanks Lisa for a GREAT swap!  I truly loved every item I received.  :D  ;D  ;)



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Post by: spotnik on October 30, 2009 08:55:00 PM
Great stuff!  Those paintings are wonderful.


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Post by: llisaredd on October 31, 2009 11:19:40 AM
Thank YOU crafty gurrl :) Thanks for organizing a great swap and for being a fantastic partner!


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Post by: Wendellina on October 31, 2009 11:24:39 AM
FINALLLLY!!!  I am so sorry lmcbride for not posting pics right away...I bought new batteries for my camera and all seems ok...for now.... ;)

These are the BEST birdhouses ever.  I love birdhouses, I love buttons, I love vintage, I love the color red....need I say more????











And the token lil man picture.  He told me, "Momma, take a picture of my new birdhouses and take a picture of me to pleaaaaase!"  How do you turn that down?!?!?!    ;D




Thanks again lmcbride!  I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to create wonderful pieces of art for me! 

Wendy!!


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Post by: Wendellina on October 31, 2009 11:25:53 AM
I love the goods from llisaredd!  The paintings are gorgeous!!!  :o :o :D


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Post by: zuliblu on November 04, 2009 08:29:52 PM
Love, Love, Love the paintings and the birhouses are adorable!  I forgot to take pics before I sent to Fabricfriend or I would post pics of the pkg I sent her.  Have all pics been posted, I will be sad not to see anymore gorgeous creations from this swap!  Thank you again Craftygurll for another great swap ;D


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Post by: crafty gurll on November 04, 2009 08:58:33 PM
Love, Love, Love the paintings and the birhouses are adorable!  I forgot to take pics before I sent to Fabricfriend or I would post pics of the pkg I sent her.  Have all pics been posted, I will be sad not to see anymore gorgeous creations from this swap!  Thank you again Craftygurll for another great swap ;D

Aww, thanks Julie!

There are just a few more to post and then we are officially done.   :'(   :D   ;)


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Post by: twistedbeader on November 05, 2009 07:13:52 PM
aww those bird houses rock my socks


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Post by: fabricfriend on November 11, 2009 03:49:12 PM
Here are the pictures from the last box I received from Zuliblu. Thanks Julie,everything was great!!



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Post by: fabricfriend on November 11, 2009 03:52:00 PM
hi guys,
sorry about the sideways pictures. i am still trying to figure out photobucket. any suggestions?


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Post by: crafty gurll on November 11, 2009 04:34:08 PM
I have no idea about photobucket but that is an awesome package!  That hat is gorgeous, the wall-hanging is beautiful and the skeletons are just too cute.  Zuliblu you rock!   :D


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Post by: fabricfriend on November 15, 2009 08:32:58 PM
very true-awesome package and a great swap partner!