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Title: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: sugaree on May 17, 2010 08:27:14 AM
post your lovelies here

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D



RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
ORANGE - Contact organizer immediately
PURPLE - Feedback Given

Group 1 - Sugaree

elmom ---->sarahsaloser

sarahsaloser ---> elmom

darkangelwingz ----> fadedoak

fadedoak ----> darkangelwingz

crystabrittany ---> craftystoner   
craftystoner ---> crystabrittany


teag ----> blupasain   
blupasain ----> teag


piratecoley -----> lady_sepulchre
lady_sepulchre -----> piratecoley

sunflowersmiles ----> noooitaremybirthday
noooitaremybirthday ----> sunflowersmiles


mouser882 ----> ollieorange   
ollieorange ----> mouser882


ifallthraindrops ----> pinkchick
pinkchick ----> ifallthraindrops


lindsay614 ----> sugaree
sugaree ----> lindsay614


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Smmarrt on May 17, 2010 10:46:55 AM
Group 2 - Smmarrt

pinkmichk - lilyella
lillyella - pinkmichk

OhThat - spectrumsparksie
spectrumsparksie - OhThat

craftylittlemonkey - raenn
raenn - craftylittle monkey

h_pets360 - holliesademocrat
holliesademocrat - h_pets360

christie.mcnabb -
schnerby - christie.mcnabb
cinnamon teal (angel) - schnerby

sloanlaw - portmanteaux
portmanteaux - sloanlaw

Lady Pistola  to -zoma-
-zoma- to Lady Pistola

sweet_aya - Chuggypig
Chuggypig - sweet_aya

hlillie - beccas_song
beccas_song - hlillie

Smmarrt  - callmeflower9
callmeflower9  - Smmarrt

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
ORANGE - Contact organizer immediately
PURPLE - Feedback Given


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Smmarrt on May 20, 2010 09:02:22 AM
Two senders and one recipient! I can't believe a package from Australia got to the US so quickly. Hello, Canada, are you listening?



Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: blupaisan on May 20, 2010 11:51:09 AM
Goody!  We can haz gallery!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: elmom on May 21, 2010 08:48:52 AM
don't know if i'm posting in the right place --but i sent my box today to sarahsaloser (and i might ask her to consider changing her SN...) so far, she seems like a nice person :D


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Smmarrt on May 21, 2010 04:56:16 PM
don't know if i'm posting in the right place --but i sent my box today to sarahsaloser (and i might ask her to consider changing her SN...) so far, she seems like a nice person :D

Yes, the gallery is for photos and comments. You send a PM to your partner and organizer when you send. So you would send to sugaree. Then she can highlight your name and keep track of senders and recipients that way.



Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: holliesademocrat on May 22, 2010 09:38:30 PM
So excited to see the first packages!  ;D


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Nooo on May 25, 2010 06:42:04 PM
I can't wait to see all the great bird stuff!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: SarahsALoser on May 25, 2010 06:47:16 PM
yay! I'm the first to post pictures. Here is everything I recieved from Elmom. It's all great!


everything as a group!



the gorgeous shot of a cardinal in a lovely frame.



A perfect bag! It's big and has a zipper and is just dying to carry produce.



some extras as well! I've never had tasteykakes but I've already eaten three packages and googled how to get more.



and action shot of the bird portrait. I think it looks great up in the living room.


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Nooo on May 25, 2010 06:52:28 PM
What a pretty photograph! Cardinals are so cool. I also really like that owl tote!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: sugaree on May 25, 2010 06:53:13 PM
what a great start to the gallery!  that cardinal is beautiful and i'm loving the distressed-looking picture frame (and of course the bonus shot with your sweet doggie in it!!)  everything is awesome!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: lindsay614 on May 25, 2010 07:15:35 PM
Agreed! Love the pretty assortment of bird goodness.  ;D


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Smmarrt on May 25, 2010 09:00:19 PM
I agree - a great start to the gallery. Good work, elmom. Love the tote, the framed picture and the sweet silver pendant/necklace. Can't wait to see more!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 26, 2010 09:34:52 AM
Oh! cute stuff!  Love the owl tote and the necklace/pendant.  That pictures really neato too! I triple agree..great start to the gallery!

Yay! birdies!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: PirateColey on May 26, 2010 11:35:55 AM
What a great package! I too love the cardinal photograph. We get a lot of them around here and I have fond memories of seeing them on our feeders in the winter. :)

My partner should have received, so hopefully she's feeling up to posting pictures soon.  ;)


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: sweet_aya on May 26, 2010 03:02:08 PM
oooo check out all the birdy goodies! I specially love that owl tote, it's so cute. ^_^


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: elmom on May 27, 2010 10:11:57 AM
thanks everybody for your kind, crafting words...i guess i can say my first swap was a success...and i'm looking forward to receiving ;D



Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: teag on May 27, 2010 11:01:00 AM
I received today from Blupaisan and here is all the wonderful goodness









Many items were from my wist! Thank you blupaisan


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: spectrumsparksie on May 27, 2010 03:11:34 PM
I love the earring hanger. (I think that's what it is?) I've only ever seen them with no backing.  I love this idea way more. I also love the circle with the birds nest and birdie. Is it a painting?  More details please.  So I can be even more jealous. 


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: schnerby on May 27, 2010 04:17:46 PM
Ooooh pretty...


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: blupaisan on May 27, 2010 04:40:42 PM
yes, that is an earring holder. the circle bird painting is on a big magnet for the fridge.  the wooden bluebird thingie is actually a key holder to hang on the wall. I just put a key chain on it to start the process...


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 27, 2010 05:13:12 PM
An earring holder!  I need one of those :)  What is the blue egg?  Did you decorate that?  It's really pretty.  Nice stuff :)


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: teag on May 27, 2010 05:34:24 PM
the big blue plastic egg held the Pansky egg close to the center and it is very pretty


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: beccas_song on May 28, 2010 11:35:50 AM
I received a fantastic package from hlillie today! Will try to get pics up this evening. :) You'll all be jealous!!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: raennn on May 28, 2010 05:12:27 PM
I received from Craftylittlemonkey today and I can't imagine a better package! I think she must have invaded my subconscious for what I'd find ideal.
Here's everything together:


She made a pillowcase, an embroidered bird hanging, a little travel kleenex cozy, a set of lovely bird cards, and an applique. Also included: 3 adorable books, a sketchbook, some little birdy stickers, a cute comic, a super cool book of cardboard animals, and a nifty article that shows how to make birds out of crepe paper!

A close up of the bird hanging. I had wisted a neat owl hanging she'd done in the past, so I love this. Especially the colors.

I love the books, I've been trying to grab a unique variety of used books the newborn, so books are super exciting to me now. I can't wait to read the Fletcher one!
Finally,I was already blown away when I saw this, the most gorgeous pillowcase ever, in my favorite colors:

The black is velvety and the rest is shimmery.

I could go on and on about how perfectly suited everything is to me but I'll stop, thank you so much Crafty for a wonderful first swap!




Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Smmarrt on May 28, 2010 05:26:27 PM
Wow - fantastic package. And beautiful embroidery. Lovely, really. And raising the bar for all of us, I'd say, craftylittlemonkey!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: sugaree on May 28, 2010 07:23:36 PM
another amazing package!  i really love the sketchbook.  the colors are beautiful.....


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 28, 2010 09:35:37 PM
Oh, I'm SO glad you like everything!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: crystabrittany on May 29, 2010 06:46:08 PM
Oh my gosh, I totally had that Fletcher book when I was a little girl - I had completely forgotten about it until now!

What an amazing gallery so far!  :)


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: darkangelwingz on May 30, 2010 06:38:21 AM
that pillowcase is awesome!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: PinkChick on May 30, 2010 07:26:27 PM
I have been very bad. I received from Ifallthraindrops awhile back. Unfortunately, I had hurt my back and could barely move so I was unable to take pictures and post until now.

The complete package


A close-up of the cute card!


The tote



The cute embroidery



My favorite part-the crocheted peacock!!!





Thanks so much! I love it all!!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: crystabrittany on May 30, 2010 09:43:52 PM
Suuuuuper cute!  I love the little peacock face. 


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: raennn on May 30, 2010 09:47:47 PM
That is so cute, I love the peacock!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: pinkmichk on May 31, 2010 01:40:06 AM
here is my package from lilyella everything is so perfect  ;D
needlebook

2 awesome penguin keyrings

little whimsy jar with pin cushion on top

little penguin felt bag

2 swallow pictures in button frames

penguin stuffy

swallow necklace

thank you again hun i love it all ;D


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: PirateColey on May 31, 2010 05:57:10 AM
I love the crocheted peacock!!

And the swallows in the button frames. I'm going to have to make some button frames now, because those are super-cute.

Great work guys!!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Nooo on May 31, 2010 06:47:02 AM
Aw! Great packages! I agree, that peacock is splendid. I also really like the pouch with the felt penguin!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: -zoma- on May 31, 2010 08:47:52 AM
Sent today, forgot to take pictures.  :(

Everything in the gallery is lovely so far! Can't wait to see more!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: sweet_aya on May 31, 2010 10:49:24 AM
whoa that peacock is amazing!! everything else in the package is lovely too.
the package from lilyella is adorable, i looove penguins <3 the felt bag is my fave.
great work people!!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: mouser882 on May 31, 2010 11:10:27 AM
Ooh, I love that pincushion jar and the swallow necklace is so pretty. Nice package!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: lady_sepulchre on May 31, 2010 10:31:21 PM
I cannot for the life of me get good pictures, so if you have better ones PirateColey, feel free to post them!

I got an amazing package, AND she send some items for my daughter!

this is eggbert. he is my favorite, i think, although its hard to tell because i love everything. My weenie dog also loves eggbert, but he ran when i got the camera. they snuggle. Eggbert makes a fantastic pillow, AND hes the most adorable plushie ever!

here is the pile of stuff minus the really awesome owl tissue paper stuff was wrapped in. there is a really cool bookmark, an apron which was something i wanted really bad, a cute candle, the print in the middle is to die for and is perfect for my tastes, a little birdie candle, the owl embroidered wall hanging with deliciously creepy eyes which i have failed to capture in the picture, and other extras.

this is the stuff that was sent for Shirley, my daughter. She loves all of it, especially the necklace and the journal, although the mirror with the beautiful S on the back is amazing too.

and a better picture of the apron. I have already been wearing it, even to make microwave dinners and ramen noodles. hehe. I am in love with it! thanks Nicole, I hope my package is as perfect for you as this one was for me!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: spectrumsparksie on June 01, 2010 02:39:45 AM
Awesome package.  Yes, Eggbert is quite a handsome fellow isn't he?  I want to see a photo of the embroidery, please?


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: blupaisan on June 01, 2010 05:32:18 AM
ooh, I love that apron, too!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: PirateColey on June 01, 2010 07:59:16 AM
Here are a couple close-ups. Excuse the graininess... my idiot cat pulled my camera off my desk... it took grainy pictures for a day, then died completely. lol.

The embroidery wall hanging thingy was actually a thrift store find. I don't have a close-up picture... but it appears to have been a piece of owl fabric that someone sewed around the owls, stuffed them, then added orange safety eyes. It's total cheese and more then a little creepy. lol.





It was fun to make a mini-package for Lady's daughter. I don't have kids, so I always find it fun to craft for other peoples.


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: sugaree on June 01, 2010 09:35:36 AM
i went away for the weekend and came back to find an explosion of goodies in the gallery!  wow!  so many great crafts!  i'm impressed, ladies.


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: raennn on June 01, 2010 10:44:55 AM
Wow, I love the apron and the bookmark! And pretty much everything else so far, lol. Last night I had another extra fall out of the bubble mailer Crafty used- a lovely little bird pin. What a neat surprise!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Nooo on June 01, 2010 10:48:57 AM
Awww! Eggbert is very cute! I like the bookmark, too. I've only ever seen bookmarks like that here on craftster. Where does everyone get them? Or how does one make them?


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: PirateColey on June 01, 2010 11:23:42 AM
Awww! Eggbert is very cute! I like the bookmark, too. I've only ever seen bookmarks like that here on craftster. Where does everyone get them? Or how does one make them?

You can buy the main stem of the bookmarks at most craft stores. I get mine at Hobby Lobby in the jewelry section. You can also order them online. They come plain or super-fancy and in different sizes. Then you add stuff to them just like your would make jewelry. They're fun to make and fun to use... be careful if you have cats though- mine LOVE to steal my fun dangley bookmarks. :)

And thanks for the compliments, everyone. This was a fun swap to craft for. The bird fabric on the apron started out as a god-awful oversize place mat I found at a thrift store. I knew I had to liberate the fabric and do something fun with it.

On a side note- my husband refers to Eggbert as "The Furbie" because of the shape. As in: "Did your partner like The Furbie?" lol.


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: lady_sepulchre on June 01, 2010 12:37:50 PM
hehe i LOVE the furbie. its the best ever. and I may have erroneously referred to the owl thingy as embroidery. Its not really embroidered, its just on an embroidery hoop and my brain translated that into embroidery. I will try to get a closeup of it later. I am having some camera issues though. I forgot to put the owl bracelet in there because I was wearing it! haha, I swear if my head wasnt attatched I would lose it.

I may be sending yours on the send date PirateColey, as I still have not found a clear answer on the legality issue on the one thing, and there is something I want to put in the package that I cannot get until friday.


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: beccas_song on June 01, 2010 07:32:26 PM
Hello bird lovers! I received from hlillie on Friday afternoon. I haven't had enough time to breathe until now- sorry I'm behind posting pics! I cannot believe the wonderfulness of my package!!!! Prepare to be jealous!

In my questionaire, I wrote that I'd love to have a new bag- I use mine as a purse, school bag, and diaper bag all at once. I love big roomy bags with lots of pockets and have drooled over so many beautiful ones here on craftster. Sooooo... I was THRILLED to be partnered with hlillie who makes some of those gorgeous bags. I crossed my fingers (and hinted a little; ok, alot!)- and she delivered!!!! I love love love my new bag!!

It's beautifuly made and has heavy fabric as the lining to hold up to all the wear I plan to give it. There are tons of pockets- also something I need!! This bag is so very perfect and I just love it! I've gotten so many compliments on it already!!








And here are the other goodies I received- bird collage sheets, super cute sparkly stickers, and some lovely quilted coasters. I love everything!!! Thank you so much hlillie! Your package is boxed and ready to mail tomorrow!



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Post by: crystabrittany on June 01, 2010 07:42:58 PM
Those quilted coasters are genius, and fabulous.  Must have.  :)


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: mouser882 on June 01, 2010 10:31:24 PM
LOVE love love that bag! Gorgeous and so useful. I had a similarly shaped bag once, from H&M, but it got all stained and gross looking and nothing could save it :(. I am in need of one again as messengers are awesome but get a little tiring sometimes and I just want a nice looking tote!
The coasters look neat as well. Very cute birdies :)


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Smmarrt on June 01, 2010 11:14:03 PM
So much to drool over. hlillie - that bag is so gorgeous, great job! And Pirate - you know I love Eggbert. I loved him even before I saw his photo because of his name. Maybe I could get an Eggbert dotee in the next round???!!!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: lilyella on June 02, 2010 12:34:51 AM
Here is my super package from pinkmick..... i was truely spoilt  ;D

An action shot of the peacock socks


A gorgeous birdcage keyring


A birdy needlecase and matching wrist pincushion

A birdy tote


A peacock feather design cushion which ties in perfectly with the decor in my lounge  ;D


And a set of 3 earrings with coordinating bracelet



Thank you again pinkmichk for a gorgeous package, i loved it all  ;D :-*



Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: h_pets360 on June 02, 2010 01:00:41 AM
Oh man, I loooove that peacock.  And so much bird-lovin' embroidery.  That bag from hlillie is cute!  I love the colors.
Good job, ya'll! 


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: pinkmichk on June 02, 2010 03:09:04 AM
 :o love that birdy bag in the blues and blacks with the shillouette on
 ;D glad you liked everything lilyella


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: PirateColey on June 02, 2010 05:33:13 AM
And Pirate - you know I love Eggbert. I loved him even before I saw his photo because of his name. Maybe I could get an Eggbert dotee in the next round???!!!

That could be arranged. :)

Okay- that purse/bag/thing is BEAUTIFUL! If I had a wist button on this computer I would hit it right now. lol. The colors, prints, and silhouette all go so lovely together!

And I NEED a pair of those peacock socks. I'm a bit of a sock junkie and those are awesome!


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Post by: blupaisan on June 02, 2010 10:53:31 AM

Helloo, my name is Lillie and i am here to show off all the wonderful goodies that blupaisan opened up from teag today!!  Of course, there is me in all my cuteness, and there is the rest of my flock up in the tree with our little nest -

We all have clothespins on us, so we keep messages and things attached to us because blupaisan is a bit of a space case and desperately needs a little place to keep important pieces of information and lists and things.
Next, you get to look at me again,

while I rush off to get this awesome handcarved and painted box!

It has hinges and a magnet seal. There are going to be hair ties in it because hair ties get lost all over the house and create great frustration around here - I have seen it already.
Now, there were four other birdies traveling with me over the miles from Florida to Vermont, and now they are stuck to the fridge, but here they are as they came out of their box -

 yes, they are very pretty, and also very useful, but  please do not forget how charming I am in my basic simplicity.
I have that certain look in the eye, n'est-ce-pas?
Finally, and a tear comes to my eye when she says it, but blupaisan says this is her favorite, is a zip pouch owl whom I will call Uppity because he thinks he's all that.

You should have heard blupaisan squeeee when she saw him.  ***sigh*** he looks just like a wisty dude from some list she always talks about...  and the back of him is "just stunning" as she puts it.

He will be put to use for special travel times.  Whereas I WILL BE PUT TO USE EACH AND EVERY DAY, AND THAT PROLLY SHOWS THAT I AM ULTIMATELY MORE IMPORTANT IN THE LONG RUN.
blupaisan says thank you to teag and is most impressed with her skills, of which there certainly is a wide variety, including this precious card!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: suereal on June 02, 2010 11:18:38 AM
heheheh Very charming report from Lillie.  Tell her not to worry about the owl.  They end up sleeping all day and will keep humans awake at night by obsessive hooting.  I'm sure blu will come running back when she remembers how sweet and calming you are.


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: elmom on June 02, 2010 04:51:34 PM
great package lillie!! the tree and the birds is really unusual and the owl is adorable!! I'm impressed with all the great birdie stuff!!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: PirateColey on June 02, 2010 05:40:09 PM
Wow! I love the tree/bird/nest thingy! Cute AND practical!! What's it made out of?


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: sweet_aya on June 02, 2010 06:05:06 PM
I just got my hands on my super amazing package from Chuggypig. Be prepared to be very jealous!! :D

First of all, it all came wrapped on this lovely owl paper!



The group shot:



A lovely card!



Some pins that will really help my style ^_^



My new friend, an ADORABLE amigurumi duck. I squealed about him for like 20 minutes :D



Last but not least, this gorgeous work of art. It will go on a frame! Such detail, omg.



Am I the luckiest swap partner ever or what? :D

Thank you so very much Chuggypig!! you're incredibly talented!!!
I feel so lucky to have had such a great first swap experience.  ;D


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 02, 2010 06:12:11 PM
Holy Smokes! that stuff is awesome! 

All the goodies have been soo great and creative....  Great gallery :)


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: teag on June 02, 2010 06:16:17 PM
Wow! I love the tree/bird/nest thingy! Cute AND practical!! What's it made out of?

here is a picture of the tree opened up a little more- it was challenging getting in the box so i had to close up the branches- I made it from floral wire with beads wrapped with brown floral wire-- It was really hard letting go of everything



Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: teag on June 02, 2010 06:21:32 PM
there are so many wonderful embroidered birds flying around here and the bags are just wonderful!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Smmarrt on June 02, 2010 06:23:10 PM
Hmmmmm, Team Lillie or Team Uppity...I like birds with overgrown egos.....


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Post by: sugaree on June 02, 2010 06:25:35 PM
holy awesomeness!!!  birdy tree wisted.  


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Post by: raennn on June 02, 2010 06:32:23 PM
I wanna' wist this entire gallery. So much talent!


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Post by: ollieorange on June 02, 2010 06:47:10 PM
really great packages!


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Post by: pinkmichk on June 03, 2010 02:23:46 AM
that bird tree is insanely cute


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: SisterTwisty on June 03, 2010 03:00:45 AM
Thank you so very much Chuggypig!! you're incredibly talented!!!
I feel so lucky to have had such a great first swap experience.  ;D

Hee!  So glad you liked it, and it arrived safely.  The duck was so much fun to crochet - I didn't have a pattern, I just tried to think what shapes make up a little fat duck, and went with those shapes.  I took the peacock from a 1920's art deco drawing, I love their colours and I'm glad you like it too.   ;D


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: PirateColey on June 03, 2010 09:50:05 AM
That peacock is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the little duck too- my husband used to take me to the park to feed the ducks when we were still dating...


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 04, 2010 10:13:10 AM
I received from noooitaremybirthday yesterday and I'm in awe of her art skills :)
I've craftster crushed on her for a looong time and now? I have me own goodies from her to admire!  First off...this awesome mini art quilt that I find so adorable

then a pair of really pretty earrings, a little mini wall ornament, and a little scrabble tile pendant (took a tiny bit of a hit in flight but no worries! can easily be repaired ;D)

I'm soo sorry my picture taking skills are soo bad! the over exposure may blind you..sorry. The little owl tag is what the earrings were attached to. The little pendant says..."your the best" ...makes me have the giggles. :D and blush at the same time :)  And last but not least...I oooood and awwwwd over this ....

I love little chickadee's and now I have my very own! This is an 8 by 10 that will be framed promptly and hung where I can brag that I have a piece of art/drawing by noooitaremybirthday!
Thank you nooo for the wonderful goodies! Your package will be on the way Monday ;D


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: pinkmichk on June 04, 2010 10:42:59 AM
i love that art quilt lots


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: PirateColey on June 04, 2010 11:08:02 AM
Wow- that chickadee is lovely... but that wall quilt... OMG... I am totally in love with it! What a great package!!


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Post by: ifallthraindrops on June 04, 2010 01:11:39 PM
I received from PinkChick today!

She sent me a t-shirt with this pretty embroidery:



and these lovely earrings:



Thanks so much! I love them both!


Title: Re: Birds Birds Birds r2 Gallery!
Post by: Nooo on June 04, 2010 04:07:51 PM
Yay, I'm so glad all the stuff made it and you like it :D Sorry abut the scrabble tile pendant... The quilt was my very first mini art quilt, I wasn't really sure how to finish the back, so I hope it's alright. It's the front that counts, right? :D

I'm seriously loving the gallery! That peacock embroidery is sooo good and I also really like that bird embroidery on the shirt :)


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 04, 2010 04:33:46 PM
I LOVE everything!  Like I said I'm A-mazed at your art skills! The quilt is awesome and the back is totally fine :)
I'm just hoping you like what I send :-\

 ;D


edit:  that embroidered bird is incredible!


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Post by: PinkChick on June 04, 2010 07:06:52 PM
Glad you liked it! I am seriously thinking about reviving an old denim jacket with it!


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Post by: portmanteaux on June 04, 2010 07:13:09 PM
That embroidery is absolutely gorgeous!


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Post by: elmom on June 05, 2010 09:38:49 AM
I received my package from sarah this morning... and it's really nice. here's the group shot of a cool painted birdhouse (which will go right out in my backyard) a piece of birdy paper and owl cutout for future crafting, a painted bird art thing with real feathers -- and a very nice piece of B&W birdy fabric (that I hope to use to redo a chair seat, when I paint said chair black) also 2 bags of Detroit style potato chips that were grabbed by my son for his future use...


i almost forget the cute birdie crochet guy --b/c my older daughter scooped him up
here he is:


thanks Sarah!!

this was my first swap, but I think I'm hooked. my daughter wants to do another one.... Wink


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Post by: PirateColey on June 05, 2010 05:02:16 PM
That birdhouse is really cute!! I love the paper crane design on it. I just re-read "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" last night...


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Post by: portmanteaux on June 06, 2010 02:34:35 PM
That birdhouse is precious!


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Post by: -zoma- on June 08, 2010 09:35:50 AM
WOOHOOO! My package came!
Actually, it came yesterday but I wasn't in to sign for it, so I had to wait an extra day.

I was totally SPOILED by Lady Pistola. Totally.

I received:



Which is handpainted, 16 x 20, ready to hang canvas. Super sweet. Some of the detail is lost in the photo - there's more pattern in tone-on-tone in the background which doesn't show up. Sorry Lady P, tricky to photograph.

Then there was all this:



A silhouette triptych ready for hanging, mini notecards and envelopes (upper left), matchbook style notebook, bird silhouette* and mini owl, who is so cute, he got his own picture:



Owlie came with a note: he is a lucky owl from Japan, and he "will bring you strength in the artistic sense". And bring smiles. :)

Now, I have to decide where exactly the big canvas will be hung - it's destined for my bedroom, but just where, I'm not sure of yet.

So happy! But also a little anxious - how come my package hasn't arrived yet? DARN you canada post.

*silhouette will be placed on my front window shortly, we have on or two bird fatalities a year on that big, reflective front window. But no more.


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Post by: sugaree on June 08, 2010 10:45:56 AM
i received an amazing package of goodies from lindsay614!!

she made me a gorgeous bird mobile!!

ready.....set.....WIST!!



view from below


view from above


cuteness!!  i love it!   :-*

she also sent me some beautiful cards with exquisite designs and paper cut outs.  i adore them



lastly, she sent me a magnetic notepad & pen holder with birds on them.  not pictured cos it's already hanging out on my fridge ;)

thank you so much lindsay!!  you are a fabulous partner!!


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Post by: crystabrittany on June 08, 2010 10:52:21 AM
I love those cards! They are so beautiful!  I keep thinking I should start making my own cards, but then I think: no new crafts!  :)  There's not space in my apartment!


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Post by: StainedMushroom on June 08, 2010 01:14:26 PM
 ;D ;D Woot! Crysta thank you!

Here are all of the little things all together. :D


I Really like the necklace. But I'm wondering, is it shrinky dink? And What kind of tree is that?


haha. I love him he's so cute. I need to get some catnip now.


But this apron guys, It takes the cake:


I'm not kidding. From the second it came out of the box I wore it all day. (We were already cooking.) I wore it into the gas station even. (Now I've got three aprons, So when my sister and my stepmom and I all cook, we all get to wear one.)

And A detail shot of the pocket:


The stitching on this was fabulous. I really love your fabric choice.
And for all of those who don't know. It's the bird off the woodstock poster!

And the fabric was inspiration for me to find some similar fabric. I think I'm going to make a sundress this summer.

Thank you! Thank you! <3


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Post by: crystabrittany on June 08, 2010 02:31:42 PM
Yay!  I'm SO glad you like it!  :) :) :) And yes, the necklace is Shrinky Dink! It was my first time using it - I am addicted! I don't know what the tree is - some sort of large needle pine tree?  I remember them from my childhood, but we don't have them out here. 


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 08, 2010 03:04:21 PM
Ooooh. La. La. Wow-great stuff. Loving the shrinky dink necklace and apron but the bird mobile - I'm speechless. Great work and I'm drooling....


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Post by: mouser882 on June 08, 2010 06:59:51 PM
I got my package from Ollieorange last week and am only just finally posting my pictures. I love everything! She really paid attention to the colors and stuff I liked and requested.

A pretty blue and brown bird embroidery to put up on my wall. So cute, and in my favorite colors too.


Some really cool little pots with chalkboard paint birds on them. I love the chalkboard paint idea, it's so easy to tell what everything is, especially as a novice gardener who mixes them up all the time. I already had some herbs conveniently waiting in those little peat starter things and these were perfect for them!

All filled up and written on and everything. They inspired me to fill up any other little pot I had with the other little plants waiting in their peat:


An awesome green and purple fused glass wind chime! I asked for something to decorate my balcony, and this is just what I wanted! The little bird house has swirls on it and the light green/clear glass pieces remind me of leaves. There are cute little copper birds in each piece of glass.


Here are all the extras - some feathers that my cat is insane about (I never even knew she liked feathers!) and a charm that matches the little birds that are in the wind chime.


And a close up of the copper bird charm. I can't wait to use it in something, maybe a cell phone charm if I can figure out how to do it.


Thank you for everything, Ollieorange, and sorry I took so long to post the pictures :)


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 08, 2010 08:05:44 PM
ohhhh! wowzers wowzers!!!!  Great stuff!!!


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Post by: holliesademocrat on June 08, 2010 10:12:06 PM
h_pets360 sent me this wonderful package!! Squee!

I had planned on taking action opening up shots, but I tore into that box like a fat kid after a twinkie!

She sent me this gorgeous mininotebook, which I am already using to jot down and sketch out craft ideas!



A gorgeous sparrow necklace, the flip side has a cutout of the dictionary entry for sparrow, but I couldn't get a good picture.



I LOVE this card, I think I will matte and frame it, and in the background are the cute fabrics and ribbons my goodies were wrapped in.



AND FOR THE PIECE DE RESISTANCE- my array of rainbow birdies! Here they are, all arranged on the top of one of my screens at work to brighten my day :)





Thank you so very much for making my first swap so amazing!


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Post by: h_pets360 on June 09, 2010 12:32:11 AM
oh holliesademocrat!  i'm glad you liked everything.  i was pretty nervous actually 'cause i wanted your first swap to be teh awesomes.  i REALLY love craftster and i want people to have a happy time here :D


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Post by: lindsay614 on June 09, 2010 05:10:49 AM
Rainbow birdies... so darling!


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Post by: PirateColey on June 09, 2010 07:09:30 AM
Those rainbow birds are super-cute!! And those planters too! Oh! And I love the catnip bird idea! I guess I love everything- this gallery is great!!


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Post by: Nooo on June 09, 2010 11:41:47 AM
Oooh, some lovely packages! I like the mini notebook and the chalkboard paint birdies...

I just got a package from SunflowerSmiles, and she knows how much I absolutely adore everything! I won't gush like mad, but I'll say it once, really big:
EVERYTHING IS TRULY AMAZING!


a super cute felt owl brooch

Beautiful hand-sewn beaded felt bird ornament with real tail feathers :D

Close-up of the embroidery and beading!

Journal with a birdy fabric book jacket in my favorite color!!! (I especially adore this)

Close-up of the handstitched felt birdy

A very expertly sewn full apron with the coolest bird fabric ever

Isn't the fabric awesome?!

And I also got spoiled with a bag of Riesen chocochews and my FAVORITE potato chips from the Pacific Northwest! I can't buy them here in Alabama, so they are incredibly special.

Thanks again Meredith! I can't express how much I appreciate everything you sent me :)


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 09, 2010 02:14:28 PM
I received today also - lots of goodies from callmeflower9:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=364464)

First off, a book bag. Close up of the cool embroidery:



Inside the book bag was an eyeglass case (bird fabric!) and some little goodies:



Two crocheted bird appliques, and two pairs of earrings.

Close up of the earrings:



And finally, an owl stamp! (This is a bit funny and you'll see why when callmeflower9 posts her goodies - I used something similar....but I can always use another).




Thanks so much Kayleigh.


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Post by: mouser882 on June 09, 2010 02:48:10 PM
That is an amazing package, nooo! I love the bird ornament, it's so brightly colored and cute. And that apron really does have the coolest bird fabric ever. Very nice!!

Smmart, I love the red and blue pair of earrings.


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Post by: Nooo on June 09, 2010 03:13:41 PM
Adorable owl stamp! But where did his feet go?


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 09, 2010 03:35:02 PM
Adorable owl stamp! But where did his feet go?

His feet and one ear detail....I guess I can draw them in.


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Post by: Nooo on June 09, 2010 04:11:16 PM
Adorable owl stamp! But where did his feet go?

His feet and one ear detail....I guess I can draw them in.

Lol! I like it!


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Post by: beccas_song on June 09, 2010 07:33:44 PM
Yay! Post Office site says my package was delivered today to my partner!


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Post by: eye_on_sparrow on June 09, 2010 07:37:40 PM
I didn't have time to join this swap but I have been salking the gallery.  Everything looks great.   SunflowerSmiles I love your little felt blue birds.  The apron is adorable and I want some of that cute fabric.


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Post by: h_pets360 on June 09, 2010 08:52:31 PM
Firstly, the box:



what a cute image!!

But what's inside?

A feather!  And blue tissue paper!



and green packages!



(Did you see that little black bird?  CUTE)

First package I unwrapped:



tricky getting a good shot of the little birdie pendant.

One of the big things, it's in pieces right now.  It was a planned thing, my partner made sure I was ok with assembling it.  Good idea, because it would've been tricky mailing it assembled already!



IT'S A CLOCK!  look at all the birds!  one for every hour!

Here are some close up birds:



and a cute little birdhouse!


and the black bird again:


THANK YA, PARTNER.  I like it!!!  Will try to take action pics once the clock is glued together and tickin'.



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Post by: schnerby on June 09, 2010 11:09:36 PM
Awesome packages! I especially like the apron and the stamp with no feet!


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Post by: -zoma- on June 10, 2010 04:04:34 AM
I can't wait to see that clock assembled!


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Post by: darkangelwingz on June 10, 2010 06:15:50 PM
Everyone got awesome stuff!


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Post by: Lady Pistola on June 10, 2010 07:59:58 PM
Everything looks SO great! I haven't had internet access for awhile so I got to see everything at once! Is there anyone else who hasn't received yet or am I the only one? *looks out window, looking for mailman*


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 10, 2010 08:53:10 PM
Packages are circumnavigating the globe as we speak. And one package, unfortunately is stuck in limbo in Australia....boo hoo for schnerby. Hopefully that situation will get sorted soon.


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Post by: schnerby on June 10, 2010 10:39:51 PM
Yep, quarantine took it away and won't release it without expensive radiation treatment.

I guess now is a good time to remind people to check the customs requirements of the country they are sending to, especially strict quarantine countries like Australia.

Better safe than sorry! I'd prefer this didn't happen to anyone else.


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Post by: holliesademocrat on June 11, 2010 06:48:23 AM
Radiation treatment?

Did you send her SARS? lol


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Post by: SisterTwisty on June 11, 2010 07:22:43 AM
My package from sweet-aya is waiting at the Post Office - hope to pick it up at the weekend!



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Post by: ollieorange on June 11, 2010 08:04:56 AM
I received from mouser882 yesterday! AWESOME package. I especially appreciate it understanding that my partner had a lot of personal things going on during the swap.
Two cute pouches (one filled w/ tea!), some plant kits, a tea towel and some fabric (I have been eyeballing that print!)

I'm really disappointed that I can't get a good photo of these- I'll try again when I get more sun. Beautifully painted flower pots! The little ones are so cute- I love things in 3's. They all match my living room beautifully! (don't mind the dirty kitchen in the background!)



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Post by: sugaree on June 11, 2010 08:20:53 AM
ooo, i love those flower pots!  i think they may even already be on my wist.  nice job, mouser!!!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 11, 2010 08:21:46 AM
This has been such a great gallery of birdy goodness! Everything has been outstanding :)


Love love LOVE those bird pots.....*wisted!*


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Post by: ollieorange on June 11, 2010 11:14:34 AM
Mouser's pots are way prettier than the one she was inspired by on my wists!


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Post by: crystabrittany on June 11, 2010 01:37:05 PM
I received today!  And let me tell you, CraftyStoner did one HECK of a job!  Makes me want to craft for her all over again in thanks!  :) :)

Of course, as I'm oohing and aahing over my new goodies, my camera battery dies.  Pictures tomorrow, I promise!

Did I mention :) :) :)?

(Although, CS: what's the little blue box with the cork in it?  I want to know its secret!)


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Post by: mouser882 on June 11, 2010 05:14:56 PM
I'm so glad you like everything Ollie! The pots were my favorite part. Painting is a lot of fun.  I hope the tea towel matches your kitchen!


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Post by: StainedMushroom on June 12, 2010 12:30:45 AM
Gosh I am loving everything in this gallery! :D

We'll wait for those pictures and then I'll let you know. hehehe.  I'm super extra glad that you liked everything. Did the box get beat up at all? It was hard to let that one go. And does the armband fit?


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Post by: portmanteaux on June 12, 2010 06:39:51 AM
I received from sloanlaw yesterday! I love everything, and apparently I'm receiving a mysterious "extra gift" soon! What could it beeeeee???? So exciting!

Here's the swap. It's a stenciled t-shirt and a tissue cozy. I adore the shirt (owls are my FAVORITE. EVER.), and I'm definitely going to use the crap out of that tissue cozy. It couldn't have arrived at a better time, either, since I'm currently in the throes of a nasty cold.

Everything:



The tissue cozy:



A closeup of the owl stencil. He's wearing headphones! How adorable!  ;D


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Post by: callmeflower9 on June 12, 2010 08:18:34 AM
i received a few days ago, here are the pics!




my fave are the bird pendents! Thanks Smmart!


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Post by: PirateColey on June 12, 2010 08:50:58 AM
I love the headphone owl shirt!! Too cute!!

And those glass tile pendants are great... I really need to figure out where to get stuff to make some of those. lol. But those plates... How were they made? I love them!!


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Post by: sugaree on June 12, 2010 09:10:52 AM
such beautiful stuff!!  the owl wearing headphones is awesome!!  :) 
i love the "wooden" notebook w/ bird, and those bird silhouette notecards.

i continue to be amazed by this gallery.


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Post by: blupaisan on June 12, 2010 11:00:36 AM
yes, tell us about the plates.  is it one of those plate-making kits? they sure came out great!


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 12, 2010 01:14:19 PM
Yeah, I'm a preschool teacher and it shows, I know, in alot of my crafting. Yes, they are Makit plates. I love rubber stamps and I'm not a great rubber stamp artist, so I use them mostly to make plates. I have a bunch myself and I make them for other people. My brother in law is the proud owner of a Richard Nixon "I am not a crook" plate and my chef friends all have food-themed ones.

Go to www.makit.com for plate kits. I get the teacher set with 50 blanks and they cost about $4.95 each to process, ...maybe now $5.95?

The compostition book is a find from Urban Outfitters (they are on sale now) and I just added a Goggle image of a crow.

And the glass pendants I buy on Ebay or Etsy and the silver bails as well. I'll add a link when I remember exactly where I got them...


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 12, 2010 02:51:49 PM
those plates are sooo cool!   LOVE the green owl shirt :)   


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Post by: ollieorange on June 12, 2010 02:56:36 PM
YES! The plates and owl t-shirt are both awesome! I love that the owl is wearing headphones.


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Post by: sloanlaw on June 12, 2010 04:46:10 PM
Sooooooo glad everyone likes my owl with the headphones tshirt!!!!  (Especially the giftee!)  I was worried about it.  And yes, there's a mysterious extra gift!!! You should be getting it within the week....if all goes well.  And it is supercute!

I will post the photos of my awesome stuff tonight!!!  Had some camera issues, but I think I've got it worked out now.  :)


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Post by: hlillie on June 12, 2010 06:20:35 PM
I received my package from beccas_song a few days ago, sorry its taken so long to post pictures.

I LOVE MY PACKAGE!!!!!. I can't wait to put these on my wall! They are fabulous!


(I love button art and now I have my own)
( a certain someone tried to leave my house with this piece)


Thankyou beccas_song, I enjoyed being you partner in this swap.


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Post by: mouser882 on June 12, 2010 07:26:47 PM
Ohh, I love that button bird hlillie! The colors are great. I bet on the wall from afar it looks just like a picture but then when you get closer, buttons!


Those plates are awesome, also. I like the owl one best. You'd think it would be crowded but it just looks cool from here.
Great packages, everyone!


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Post by: portmanteaux on June 12, 2010 08:04:19 PM
Oh, I can't get over how much I love the shirt! I wore it today! :D


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Post by: beccas_song on June 12, 2010 08:08:46 PM
hlillie, I'm so glad you liked everything! I had so much fun making wall art for you. :) I hope the package lives up to the awesome one you sent me!!


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Post by: ollieorange on June 13, 2010 07:10:47 AM
WOW! That's another awesome package!


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Post by: blupaisan on June 13, 2010 07:19:24 AM
awwwwww i love that hand drawn duckling!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 13, 2010 07:54:54 AM
Holy Smokes!  that's some serious art skills :)  the painted shirt and hoody are aDORable!


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Post by: SisterTwisty on June 13, 2010 11:23:21 AM
I am totally inspired by the plates - why did I never think of using rubber stamps on plates??!

I am the recipient of an amazing package from the generous and amazingly talented sweet-aya - thank you thank you thank you!

Pictures will be posted soon.    ;D


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Post by: PirateColey on June 13, 2010 12:45:09 PM
I would like that peacock hoodie in my size, please. ;)  Love the hoodie and t-shirt!!


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 13, 2010 12:53:24 PM
Quote
I am totally inspired by the plates - why did I never think of using rubber stamps on plates??!

Years ago, in an old issue of RubberStampMadness, I saw an article about a stamp artist who sent the blank plate papers to her friends with the hope that she would get them returned with their art on them. That's what started this....

I have four nephews and as soon as they could hold a marker, I had them make plate. So instead of cats, I'm the crazy plate lady. I just counted - I have 19. And I like the bird plates so much I'm going to make some more for me. I'll trade one if anyone is interested....


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Post by: StainedMushroom on June 13, 2010 03:56:56 PM
Oh man! Those birdy threads are darling!  :D Awesome package.

I love the plates too. I'm curious though. Do you use the alcohol inks so that they dry? Or do you just stamp and wait?

 


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 13, 2010 05:09:13 PM
Yes, just regular rubber stamps pads...and yes, I let it/them dry for a while. I made those back in April when I first started the swap and mailed them in May (with a bunch of school plates) so they had been dry/drying for several weeks. But I think you can do it faster than that.



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Post by: schnerby on June 13, 2010 05:35:02 PM
Bird plates with rubber stamps - genius!

I also love those hoodies.

I didn't really snap pictures before is sent to Christie.Mcnabb - but here are the journals I bound for her. The beige one is watercolour paper, bound without a spine so it sits flat. The other one is writing paper.



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Post by: sugaree on June 13, 2010 07:30:46 PM
awesome tee shirt and hoodie.  what amazing painting skills....

loving the beige journal too.....wist!


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Post by: raennn on June 13, 2010 10:08:36 PM
I'm SO glad you like it all, I'd never painted on fabric before, and I was stressed about finding time to sit at the table and do it. I finally ended up just holding the needy baby while I painted, with only a few incidental oops. :o I had a hard time finding blank toddler clothing, and finally found the hoodie on a clearance rack at Target. Score! Now all my friends want peacock hoodies lol.


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Post by: h_pets360 on June 13, 2010 10:17:31 PM
that hoodie is amaaaazing


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Post by: christie.mcnabb on June 14, 2010 05:49:18 PM
sorry, i'm finally posting from schnerby:

got two WONDERFUL journals.  one is made with watercolor paper so i can paint, and the other with normal for writing.  good stuff!


thanks so much, schnerby!!

and, unfortunately, my craft was quarantined by the Australian customs and will be destroyed, but i thought i'd post "in memoriam" of my birds:

a mobile/wall-hanging


an up-close of the bird, hand-sewn




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Post by: crystabrittany on June 14, 2010 05:52:43 PM
Oh Christie, that is PUNISHING about your mobile, because it is truly spectacular.  :(


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 14, 2010 05:53:29 PM
OH NOOO!   Can they give her the birds and keep the sticks?  soooo cute and sooo sad they're going to destroy it.  :'(  


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Post by: sugaree on June 14, 2010 06:07:40 PM
aww, it hurts my heart to know that the post office will be destroying such a wonderful piece of art!  it is just amazing.  boo......


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Post by: blupaisan on June 14, 2010 06:18:22 PM
that really BEAKS about the destruction of your great birds!!!


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Post by: lindsay614 on June 14, 2010 08:11:06 PM
I received from Sugaree! I only got one photo that turned out, but luckily it's a group shot. There's a lovely bird/flower pin (resembles a floral "nest"), a silver necklace with turquoise accents, 3 stuffed owls, and a small piece of birdy wall art. This whole package is so great--she used all of my favorite colors (earthtones, green, blue and grey) and really sent some cool stuff. Love the wearables...


That bird is going to hang in my new craft room, and I can't wait. Thanks sugaree!



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Post by: StainedMushroom on June 14, 2010 09:14:56 PM
Hurumph about Australia. It's understandable, I guess. I wonder if the people working there ever feel stupid about the things they have to destroy? Beautiful journals. :D I'm Jealous.

Also. Oh Crysta! Won't you take pictures? I'm interested in getting Feedback and I'd love to see my stuff in another setting. (That's one of my favorite swap concepts.)


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 14, 2010 09:25:50 PM
I don't want to sound glib or superior, and as I live in California I understand about invasive pests, but those sticks is causing all this misery? *%&$^*# and (#&*%%(, really.


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Post by: darkangelwingz on June 14, 2010 09:49:22 PM
my partner is mia so I am posting pics of some of the things I sent.

This is a set of candles I decorated.



next was a journal.



a bookmark, this is the unfinished picture.  I did not get to take another.



There was also a beaded owl pendant like this .  This is an unfinished one.


Last there was a birdhouse card that I made.


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Post by: raennn on June 14, 2010 10:27:07 PM
Oh those candles are gorgeous I love the colors!
And those sticks on the mobile. what if they were shellacked (sp?)? Surely they won't destroy the birds, right? Or are they worried about the invasive potential of adorable cloth birds?


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Post by: lady_sepulchre on June 15, 2010 12:16:51 AM
Oh I am so sorry about the mobile! My package for PirateColey got delayed because I had to go home and craft another item because when I got to the post office it turned out that one of mine was illegal to send:(

I am loving the birdie goodness in here! we have some super talented crafters!


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Post by: schnerby on June 15, 2010 02:29:08 AM
Thanks for posting a pic. It's lovely to see what I would have got...

I know nobody is really questioning the rules, but Australia is relatively pest free, and we need to keep it that way or our native animals (who aren't used to pests or carnivores) will suffer greatly. We also don't use as much pesticide. I'm quick to jump on that bandwagon because it's so important.
End rant.  :D

It's not Christie's fault. Customs are equally strict on incoming passengers.


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Post by: teag on June 15, 2010 12:54:44 PM
Is there a way for us crafters who are sending to other countries find out about what can and cannot be sent? - This should be posted for swappers so that others don't have that problem\

It's such a shame for such a wonderful mobile to be destroyed


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 15, 2010 01:31:16 PM
Is there a way for us crafters who are sending to other countries find out about what can and cannot be sent? - This should be posted for swappers so that others don't have that problem\

It's such a shame for such a wonderful mobile to be destroyed

I do believe in the swapping info they have some information there for what you can and cannot send.

Soooooooo  will schnerby get an angel?  


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Post by: blupaisan on June 15, 2010 02:22:06 PM
yeah.   ?


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 15, 2010 03:15:43 PM
Check the first page of this thread. I can't divulge all the details but Christie did offer to resend. Anyway, I have an angel for schnerby and she is eager to send.



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Post by: schnerby on June 15, 2010 03:51:45 PM
My friend's dog was quaranteened for some ridiculous amount of months when they moved there. She was allowed to visit though.
So they will destroy the whole package then? Seems a bit over kill to do away with the felt birds, that's very sad.
Getting a package out of quarrantine is expensive.  :(


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Post by: SisterTwisty on June 16, 2010 06:50:48 AM
Hooray - finally posting pictures!  I had a wonderful package from the brilliant sweet_aya.  

The first thing I unwrapped was a lovely knitted scarf in a beautiful creamy colour, with an appliqued felt bird on the end.



Then there was a cutie little box decorated with flowers and little birdies:



And most amazing of all, some fabulous jewellery!  Love it all, especially the necklace, with a little bird in the cage, and a little bird flying away.  I have slim little wrists, and the bracelet fits perfectly - so unusual for me!



Thank you so much sweet_aya - everything was in colours that I love, with the sort of birds I love!  She also popped in some Dulce de Leche, which I'd never heard of, but my boyfriend has an Argentinian friend so he knew all about it!  It is very yummy, like really rich fudge.  Mmmmm.  



Thank you thank you thank you sweet_aya for such a cool first swap, and thanks Smmarrt for organising this!


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Post by: sugaree on June 16, 2010 07:28:01 AM
nice package!  i especially love that necklace :)


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Post by: sweet_aya on June 16, 2010 10:37:15 AM
Yaaaaay!! I'm so glad you liked it all :D
I used my own wrist as a model, because you said you had tiny wrists and i have tiny wrists too, so i figured that way i'd get it right. The necklace, it was a hit back home too. My mom tried to escape with it, i had to promise to make her one too! hahaha
oh and i'm glad you liked the candy! dulce de leche is kind of a big deal over here so i figured i should send some to you. :D

thanks for a great first swap and also thanks to the great organizers!


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Post by: crystabrittany on June 16, 2010 12:17:47 PM
FINALLY.

Things have been hectic, and when I mean hectic, I mean CRAZY, so it was a welcome moment when my package from CraftyStoner arrived!

First, it all came in this lovely box with handpainted paper.  Oooh.

(The box is a little crushed in the corner, but nothing awful.  Totally still usable.)

Then, the goodies.

Here we have fabulous little blue birdy earrings, and a lovely bird silhouette frame, which is now hanging from my rearview mirror on blue ribbon.  Note more gorgeous handmade paper.


Also this bottle of essential oil with a really cute painted box with a cork.  Tell me what this is!  I am desperate to know!  Then, a jar of bath salts that smell luscious.  So exciting. (Also, the stamps from which the silhouette was made. Tiny cards to friends are in my future.)

And then!

An incredible felt armband for my iPod!  I used it the other day on my jog, and it worked beautifully.  Plus I got to show it off to all my friends.  The bird is a wren, my favorite.  :)  Also, a super cute feather and bead dangle, which is now hanging off of my computer monitor.  So far, the cats haven't noticed.  AND in the back is another little box covered in the handpainted paper!

Aaaah, what a wonderful swap!  Sorry it took so long to post the pictures!  :)


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Post by: portmanteaux on June 16, 2010 03:25:47 PM
Since sloanlaw is veryvery busy, here are pictures of the swap I sent her!





The hat is from the book Sweet Booties and the owl is of my own invention! ;)

If you're lookin' for more information, I blogged about it here: http://renardeaux.blogspot.com/2010/06/po-tee-weet.html (http://renardeaux.blogspot.com/2010/06/po-tee-weet.html)


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Post by: blupaisan on June 16, 2010 03:37:29 PM
your own invention?  i wish I could invent stuffies.  the owl came out great!


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Post by: sugaree on June 16, 2010 07:06:10 PM
why o why can't wists let me choose more than one picture from a page.....

there are just so many wonderful items in this gallery.....i'm completely impressed and proud to have been part of this swap.


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Post by: Nooo on June 16, 2010 07:14:30 PM
Awwww the owl is so adorable. It looks like he wants a hug.


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Post by: Lady Pistola on June 18, 2010 05:46:15 PM
What a fun owl!!!!  And that handpainted paper? Everyone here is so talented!


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Post by: PirateColey on June 18, 2010 06:35:13 PM
I received from lady_sepulture today!!

First- here is a cute card she sent, an owl collage (I took it out of the frame for the picture), and two little extras- a neat owl that's already at home with my others... and a really cool crow dish.


Next is a cute little crocheted birdy. lady made him with the first yarn she spun herself. He's a little sparkly... this isn't a great picture of it, but you can see the really cool spiraly wings. They're my favorite part of him!


Here's the super-neat blue owl she crocheted for me!! (can you tell I asked for amigurumi?!) I am totally in love with the strips and colors.


And last (but certainly not least) is Engelbert the kiwi bird. This is about my favorite thing ever. Seriously. I'll bet no one else in the swap got a kiwi! He's made os a sparkly black yarn and is fat and smushy.


And here's another picture of Engelbert, because I love him... and also so you can see his crazy feet!


Thank you so much, Heather!! I love everything!! My husband even loved Engelbert... kiwis are kind of a long-standing thing with us. :) The whole package was perfect and worth the wait!


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 18, 2010 08:05:28 PM
I love Englebert! So cute and so well made. Great job Lady S!


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Post by: StainedMushroom on June 18, 2010 09:36:26 PM
 I'm loving all the bird stuffies.

Thanks Smmarrt for the feedback. I'm going to keep up with the gallery but I'm sure everyone would agree on a round 3 sometime before the end of the year.


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Post by: crystabrittany on June 19, 2010 10:58:32 AM
Chelseeeeeeea, please tell me what this adorable little blue box with oil is.  Pleeeeease!


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Post by: lady_sepulchre on June 19, 2010 02:32:21 PM
I am soooo glad you liked them! The owl didnt turn out how I wanted it to, but I figured I would send it anyway.

The collage was to replace the shadowbox they told me i couldnt send:(


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Post by: ollieorange on June 19, 2010 02:41:50 PM
That hat is too cute! I love the fabric.


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Post by: PirateColey on June 19, 2010 03:36:08 PM
The owl didnt turn out how I wanted it to, but I figured I would send it anyway.

His head is wobbly and it cracks me up! He and Little Bird are already nesting on one of the shelves in my craft room. They're making themselves quite at home. Engelbert is just below the shelf on the couch... he's there because I keep picking him up, squeezing him, and giggling maniacally. He kind of looks like a bloated tick from certain angles, which (perversely) adds to his appeal. :) I'm rather in love with him.

Plus- I got to add an Alaska magnet to my States-I've-Swapped-With board. Which totally rocks.


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Post by: StainedMushroom on June 19, 2010 05:36:48 PM
Bah! Sorry Crysta! I kept forgetting. -facepalm-  I'm a horribly spacey person sometimes.

Ok. So you know how we talked about Patchouli Orange? I had some patchouli and some Orange/Pineapple/Mango stuff. I mixed what I had left of my patchouli oil with (Less) of the fruit medley. Some how the Fruit smell -super- over powered the earth smell. SO. Since that was the last of my patchouli I had to add in some Oak moss. I could still mostly smell the fruit. But. When you wear some the fruit smell wears away and the smell that's left on your skin is the Earthy tones.

I really liked how it turned out and I'm glad you do too.  :D I really don't know how that worked out though. Also. That was what my room ate. I spent a whole week searching for the brown bottle I mixed it up in. XD I was so relieved when I found it.


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Post by: sugaree on June 19, 2010 06:03:52 PM
that sounds great!  now i wanna smell me some :)


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Post by: crystabrittany on June 19, 2010 06:07:52 PM
Oooh.  It is luscious, I'll admit.  :)


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Post by: lady_sepulchre on June 19, 2010 10:45:34 PM


His head is wobbly and it cracks me up! He and Little Bird are already nesting on one of the shelves in my craft room. They're making themselves quite at home. Engelbert is just below the shelf on the couch... he's there because I keep picking him up, squeezing him, and giggling maniacally. He kind of looks like a bloated tick from certain angles, which (perversely) adds to his appeal. :) I'm rather in love with him.

Plus- I got to add an Alaska magnet to my States-I've-Swapped-With board. Which totally rocks.

haha a bloated tick! I know the color is off for a kiwi but i didnt have sparkly brown and i thought the black looked neat. plus you can totally curve his beak however you want, even up! thats what I kept doing to it. As I was making him i got asked if I was making a hat, a pillow, a jug, a bong, a pear, and a peanut. its hilarious the things people think of when you dont tell them what youre doing. the owl head was supposed to be wobbly, cause i was thinking about how they turn thier heads all the time, but its eyes ended up freaking me out and i dont know what it is, but something seems off about him lol.


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Post by: spectrumsparksie on June 21, 2010 03:19:36 AM
I received from OhThat last week and have been a slacker and am only putting up the pics of what she sent me today.  (Sorry ohThat!)  Here is the pic of the whole stash together (well except that I might have already demolished a couple more packets of sweets  :-\ )

She made me the cutest zipper purse/pouch which is so well made and she said she is only learning zippers, she did awesome!
And the cutest little birdy stuffie.  It is made with fabric that has US states on it, my kids loved it.  They also loved that in her little note to me she also included US coins.  My son now thinks we have money just like the Sim-Sims (The Simpsons).  She included a kit to make owl cards and owls are probably my favouritist bird.
Here are the close-ups, purse:

and the birdy, too cute huh?

Sorry for the dodgy indoor flash pics, I was trying for a daytime pic but have been flat out like a lizard drinking.
Thanks OhThat, you are a great partner.


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Post by: sugaree on June 21, 2010 06:22:09 AM
everyone in group 1 should now have feedback.  please let me know if you do not, or if there are any mistakes

thanks for a great swap everyone!


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Post by: sweet_aya on June 21, 2010 09:37:59 AM
ooOOOoohh i adore that fabric from the zip pouch. beautiful!
+hooray for skittles. ^_^


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 21, 2010 09:43:58 AM
that fabric on the pouch is sooo pretty :)

oh and love me some skittles...*mouth watering*


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Post by: Lady Pistola on June 21, 2010 02:51:19 PM
Yay! I received! I am so excited to share everything with you...I still need to PM my partner, but I literally got it like 30 minutes ago, and I just had to post here first! My lovely partner, Zoma, was worried, as it took SO long to get here...but worry no more!

Here is everything together (except one thing I'll show in a minute):



And close-ups:


A fabric and felt owl iPhone cover with button eyes from my wists! So beautiful, and it fits the iPhone PERFECTLY! I showed my husband, and he sais "Finally! Something to protect your phone!" He is always getting on my case for just plopping it in my purse unprotected. No more!!


Beautiful artwork...SO CUTE! I don't know what medium she used, but its precise and gorgeous!


Cutouts of birds from the most beautiful papers...one feels like tissue! Stunning!


Little extras: Cute fabric featuring eggs in a nest, Cadbury Mini Eggs, which were very flat and very melted and very good (They are actually one of my favorite candies, but I've only ever seen them here around Easter! So yes, I ate it all anyway! LOL) And the cute funny paper that the iPhone cover was wrapped in. Its so random, I thought I'd share! Says things like: "Bob leading Luck is this best friends!!" "Little fiends always together looking for troubles" and no, I didn't making any spelling errors, that's really what it said, but its all written backwards! I'm amused!

And here's the thing that didn't get in the first picture:


It's a little stuffed birdie with a little jingle bell in its tail! My 4 1/2 month old is just learning to reach for things....so he was enamored by this! Perfect for his little hands!  In the last pic he brought it up too fast and it poked his eye! (He thinks those kinds of things are funny!)

Anyway, thank you SOO much! Thanks for taking me on as your partner, even though I was a newbie, and really showing me what a package is supposed to look like!






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Post by: crystabrittany on June 21, 2010 03:23:39 PM
Holy cow, that iPhone cover is heaven.  I'm making an iPad cover for my friend for his birthday, and perhaps something like that would be amazing.  (In super masculine greens and browns, of course!  :P)


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Post by: Lady Pistola on June 21, 2010 03:32:44 PM
"Bob leading Luck is this best friends!!" "Little fiends always together looking for troubles" and no, I didn't making any spelling errors, that's really what it said, but its all written backwards! I'm amused!

No spelling errors, but definitely a grammatical one! :P


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Post by: schnerby on June 21, 2010 03:39:00 PM
Such profound statements! And, all in mirror image! I do hope you learned something from all that wisdom  :D

Oh, and cute bub! I'm surprised he got through customs  ;D ;D


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Post by: PirateColey on June 21, 2010 03:54:18 PM
I love the iPhone cover!! I might have to do something similar for my camera... And that paper- lolololz! Definitely save that for later crafting use.

And, okay, I'll say it... your baby is ADORABLE!! What a cute swap item too!


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Post by: mouser882 on June 21, 2010 06:10:21 PM
Wow, that iphone cover really is awesome! I would be so proud to pull my phone out wrapped up in that.


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 21, 2010 07:21:43 PM
Love those stuffed birds (zoma and OhThat). I will finish feedback for Group 2.

Just waiting for two angel packages to be sent and received.

Thanks once again to all for such a great swap. See you all again in August? September? October? Sometime in the future for sure.



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Post by: -zoma- on June 22, 2010 04:47:25 AM
Cadbury Mini Eggs, which were very flat and very melted and very good (They are actually one of my favorite candies, but I've only ever seen them here around Easter! So yes, I ate it all anyway! LOL)

Lady Pistola:
I'm sorry about the melted eggs - I should have known given I mailed the package to Florida. DUH. But I am very relieved that the rest of the package made it there intact. Finally.
Baby boy looks like he's enjoying the birdie, I'm glad. My kids didn't want me to send it away!
   

This is a great gallery everyone! Loving it!
Hope I don't miss round 3.


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Post by: spectrumsparksie on June 23, 2010 11:35:30 PM
Getting a bit antsy.  International postage is always stressful.  Hope my package for OhThat arrives soon. 


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Post by: holliesademocrat on June 24, 2010 06:24:25 AM
Everybody made and received some great stuff!

I loved this swap, hope there's another round in the coming months!


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Post by: OhThat on June 24, 2010 11:22:42 AM
I am SOO SOOO SOOO sorry I am late getting these up, I feel terrible about it :(  I had surgery on May 12th on my foot tendon and have had a lot of problems since then (infections, hospitalization, etc).  I'm finally home and well and was THRILLED to open my beautiful wonderful package today from spectrumsparksie.  She did an amazing job on everything and sent me the most wonderful package ever.  I can't thank you enough, seriously.  I LOVED every single item, you went over the top with amazing stuff.

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!



A beautiful wind chime, I love it! 



little birds made of shrinky dink AND they are embossed, what a great idea and they look so professional.  There is a big bag of these, they are going to look so cute holding up my kids artwork and stuff. 



Fabric boxes, one looks like it will fit a box of tissues, the other can hold my Sharpie markers.  I LOVE the print on the fabric!!



This beautiful purse!  She said the fabric hand printed in Australia, I love it!!!



The whole package.  The bird tea towel is beautiful, it will look great in my kitchen, I'm actually going to stretch it like a canvas and hang it that way :)  Also, the frozen smiles ice molds?  I have wanted those for YEARS, I actually gasped when I opened them!!!  And at the bottom are adorable little note cards (I never have enough of those) with birds on them.

I am so blessed, thank you again!!  Everyone please tell her what a great job she did for me, I feel so terrible that I couldn't share this all sooner because she worked so hard. :(


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Post by: Smmarrt on June 24, 2010 12:49:37 PM
Wow - what a fantastic package. Well-worth waiting for. Great job spectrum.


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Post by: lady_sepulchre on June 24, 2010 01:06:31 PM
The hand printed purse is AMAZING. I love the trees in it!


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Post by: StainedMushroom on June 24, 2010 04:00:08 PM
Yesssss! That purse is the shit. I think That's wist worthy.


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Post by: PirateColey on June 24, 2010 07:16:09 PM
I agree, that purse is amazing!! What a great package! I love the fabric boxes as well... I have a cat who LOVES boxes... She'd look so cute in a birdy fabric box...


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Post by: Nooo on June 25, 2010 07:53:01 AM
Beautiful package! I MUST HAVE that bird tea towel... I see a budgie on it :)

I also love the bag!


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Post by: raennn on June 25, 2010 09:54:29 AM
I wantwantwant that windchime. What an amazing package! I bet that really did cheer you up, glad you're feeling better!


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Post by: babalina58 on July 01, 2010 10:54:24 AM
 I am still working on an angel package and will have it out this week...One thing I have been cutting and cutting for I think over 10 hours and am about 3/4 way done....WOWZA lot of bird feathers LOL ROTFL.....

  Love everyone's packages :)


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Post by: sugaree on July 01, 2010 01:00:33 PM
and we love YOU babalina, for being an awesome angel!!!


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Post by: babalina58 on July 01, 2010 04:28:55 PM
 Hooray...Finally done with the one BIG project...My poor exacto and fingers are wore out LOL ROTFL...I am so excited that part is done and I can get to really working on the rest of it :) Hooray for fun projects for for people :)
I only wish I would have used contact paper so I could reuse this pattern  :-\ it came out so much better then I dreamed it would be...now to see it with paint :)


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Post by: raennn on July 01, 2010 05:17:24 PM
BTW my little dude has declared his hand painted bird shirt his "favourite of all my shirts mom!". And every time my daughter wears hers out people LOVE it and so many of them are inspired to try painting on their clothes too.
I don't know if you mixed the paint with fabric medium or not but it's holding up very well in the washer and they have gone through the drier too. Excellent job, my kids are totally thrilled.
Yay! I'm so glad they like them, it was hard to pick a bird for a boy, so my husband suggested a grackle and t was more fun than I thought it'd be! It's all fabric paint, I read that the fabric medium you mix with was very fumey and I didn't want to use that while holding a newborn lol. Thanks again for a great swap! :)


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Post by: babalina58 on July 01, 2010 06:30:41 PM
 I have never smelled any fumes from fabric med...I use it all the time...


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 01, 2010 08:22:31 PM
craftylittlemonkey...ROFLMAO!   "malwart"!   I haven't heard that one...LOL!

totally off topic but when I say that I literally LOL ;D


OH   love that stenciled bag...gorgemous :)


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Post by: schnerby on July 07, 2010 05:23:23 AM
So, hope you're still following this gallery!

Cinnamon Teal sent the most awesome swap package. I am absolutely blown away.

Here are some adorable hand-coloured birdies. I think I'll hang them along my window to brighten things up.


(apologies for the crap lighting. It's the middle of winter...)

Aaaaaaaaaaaand... oh my goodness most fantastic thing! I've been wanting a bookplate stamp for a long time. I adore carved stamps, and especially wanted one like this.
Then it turned up in the mail! I had to go and stamp it immediately using my tiny office stamp pad.  ;D


The memory sticks are covering my name. I love the image. I love the font. I love it.

She padded the envelope with newspaper - including some cartoon strips. I had a good giggle.

There was also a fantastic pencil drawing of a tawny frogmouth. It's at work so I can scan it tomorrow and post a pic.

Thank you so much! I'm so spoiled.  ;D


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Post by: babalina58 on July 07, 2010 05:30:11 AM
I am sending today I missed the mail yesterday the angel package to darkangelwingz I hope she loves her package it was a lot of fun making it :)

schnerby what a cute package all your lil birdies :)


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Post by: sugaree on July 07, 2010 07:03:36 AM
looooove (!!) those little birdies, and the book stamp is fab!

babalina, i can't wait to see what you've made!  thanks so much to our angels for angeling!!  <3


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Post by: darkangelwingz on July 07, 2010 07:56:36 AM


babalina, i can't wait to see what you've made!  thanks so much to our angels for angeling!!  <3

yes, thank you , thank you , thank you :)
hugsssss


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Post by: StainedMushroom on July 07, 2010 10:12:54 AM
Still tuned in. That is some superb stamp carving skills. And the little birdies are adorable.


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Post by: mouser882 on July 07, 2010 12:43:27 PM
That bookplate stamp is totally awesome!


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Post by: cinnamon teal on July 07, 2010 02:17:04 PM
Yay! I'm so glad you like the bookplate stamp! I wasn't sure if you would like the style. I'm thrilled that you do! The flamingo is from a John Audubon painting and I'm not entirely sure if it qualifies as a long legged wading bird, but I love the image and thought the really graphic quality would be perfect for a stamp.


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Post by: schnerby on July 07, 2010 04:11:40 PM
Yes, 100% absolutely thrilled.

I knew I wanted a bookplate stamp, but I dodn't know how much I wanted it until I had one.  ;D


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Post by: babalina58 on July 07, 2010 06:55:06 PM
 I have to say I have not carved a stamp from 4th grade ( she made sure we did all kinds of crafts and started some of things I do today but DANG that stamp carving is cool It is an art like no other and so freaking cool and beautiful...CT you did a GREAT JOB...I did not really see it I have to say I was just wow when I went back and had to see what the chatter was about ..I still love the little birds :)


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Post by: PirateColey on July 07, 2010 07:46:36 PM
Ooo! I LOVE that ex libris stamp! It's so well carved!

I've got a bird-themed stamp for my books that I use all the time (my personal library is over 2,000 books).

Here are my big tips for book stamping. :)

1) Use archival safe ink. Especially in older or important books.
2) Never stamp on glossy pages. The ink will run if it gets too warm. Plus, it sometimes will never dry.
3) Make sure the ink is dried before you close the cover. I tend to point a fan at the table I'm stamping on when I'm marking new books.
4) Don't freak out if the stamp ends up crooked or the ink looks distressed. Just go with it. I used to try and fix stuff like that (total OCD), but it usually made it worse).

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This was such a fun swap. Everyone has been making such wonderful packages. We should definitely do another round. :)


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Post by: schnerby on July 07, 2010 08:41:23 PM


1) Use archival safe ink. Especially in older or important books.
2) Never stamp on glossy pages. The ink will run if it gets too warm. Plus, it sometimes will never die.
3) Make sure the ink is dried before you close the cover. I tend to point a fan at the table I'm stamping on when I'm marking new books.
4) Don't freak out if the stamp ends up crooked or the ink looks distressed. Just go with it. I used to try and fix stuff like that (total OCD), but it usually made it worse).



Thank you!

I probably wouldn't have thought of those things, but it all makes sense. I'll get me some archival safe ink.

I love the idea that one day some of these books will be somewhere else and they will have this art stamped in them and some of their history (from having my name there).


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Post by: darkangelwingz on July 12, 2010 01:22:21 PM
I received the best package ever from my angel , babalina58.  Everything is absolutely beautiful!  I will post pictures in a little bit!


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Post by: babalina58 on July 13, 2010 08:17:22 PM
 I had a great time making your angel package :) I hope you enjoy I will post pics so you don't have to worry about that just kick back and enjoy your package :)
first is a group shot...I made her a tee that took a bit to make, cut out then paint it all in I LOVED the way it turned out :) some pot holders for her kitchen  a feather hair clip and a little extra for her daughter a reusable snack/sandwich bag..

a better pic of the tee...I am proud of the cutting on this one..I got exactohand on that one :)



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Post by: cinnamon teal on July 13, 2010 09:12:01 PM
Is that a stencil?!? It's beautiful!


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Post by: darkangelwingz on July 13, 2010 10:14:55 PM
Thanks for posting the pictures Babalina, I have been feeling crappy this week so I have not had a chance to.

As you can all see she did a great job !! I think this will be my new favorite tshirt. I am so lucky to get her as my angel :)


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Post by: schnerby on July 13, 2010 11:00:46 PM
You seriously cut out all those little bits!  :o :o :o


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Post by: spectrumsparksie on July 14, 2010 03:43:07 AM
OMFG! Babalina that shirt is totally too cool for school, or anything else.  Your poor, poor little fingers.


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Post by: babalina58 on July 14, 2010 04:52:22 AM
Is that a stencil?!? It's beautiful!
Here you go for fun...LOL... here is the process...I just wish I would have done in on contact paper so I could have used it again but the freezer paper works beautiful for a one shot deal...then a truck load of paint colors and bam!




Overall I am pretty happy with the way it turned out :) I cut it out over 3 days so it was not as bad on the hands LOL... I loved doing it!! ;D


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 14, 2010 05:28:46 AM
Wow, what a gorgeous shirt and a terrific angel package too. How lovely of you :).


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Post by: StainedMushroom on July 14, 2010 07:08:48 AM
That is some crazy awesome detail! I love it. That would drive me nuts.

 :D

Awesome angel package.


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Post by: teag on July 14, 2010 07:13:43 AM
babalina58 that shirt is gorgeous- the detail is unbelievable wonderful job!


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Post by: darkangelwingz on July 14, 2010 08:52:38 AM
babalina58 that shirt is gorgeous- the detail is unbelievable wonderful job!

You should see it in person, Amazing!


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Post by: babalina58 on July 14, 2010 09:55:10 AM
babalina58 that shirt is gorgeous- the detail is unbelievable wonderful job!

You should see it in person, Amazing!

 I have to say I do better with tiny stenciling projects then larger ones...Odd I dont know why but I do I think it might be just takes so much longer and more into them and tiny cuts WHO KNOWS but I would do it again I have an amazing book of OLD stencils that is where I got the idea on this one but I had to blow it up in my head I need a small projector!!! I hope you really like it!! and get total use out of it..I used all fabric paint also but one color and I put medium in it so not to fade quick..turn inside out to wash careful and dry flat best results I find :)


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Post by: Smmarrt on July 14, 2010 12:59:09 PM
So we all agree to meet again for another bird swap in a few months - but only if babalina58 is everybody's partner, right?

This swap is O-V-E-R!!


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Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 14, 2010 03:00:49 PM
Amazing swap, tremendous fun and delicious gallery. Thank you ALL and a big standing ovation to our lovely organizer too!


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Post by: holliesademocrat on July 14, 2010 03:31:50 PM
Cheers!

Thank to the organizers, to my lovely partner, and all the rest of you as well for making droolworthy items!


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Post by: darkangelwingz on July 14, 2010 04:15:25 PM
Thanks to ssmart, sugaree and babalina for turning a disappointing swap into something wonderful.  Hugsssssss
btw ,I loved everyone's work!


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Post by: babalina58 on July 14, 2010 06:02:55 PM
 Thank you for allowing me angel for this swap...I am a dope I swear I sent in the questionnaire but I did not but I got to be an angel and that was even better :) Thanks for all the lovely comments and again thank you for allowing me into your swap :) It is a birdiful gallery ;D ~cheesy I know but I could not resist Birdiful ROTFL~


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Post by: sugaree on July 15, 2010 05:32:38 AM
holy. crap. babalina.  that shirt is amazing.  i can't believe the detail!!!!  just.....wow.......
thank you so much for angeling!!!

and thanks to everyone who participated!  i hope we'll see you all again in the next round!  ;D


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Post by: StainedMushroom on July 16, 2010 05:16:11 PM
I hope I can join into the next round too. I loved this gallery guys and I loved swapping with all of you. :3