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Title: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Samsara on July 20, 2010 02:08:31 AM
We have our first sender folks! Post pictures when you get your parcel so that we can all drool over the hippy goodies! We have a reputation for having a killer gallery on this swap, so let make sure that we live up to our reputation..  ;)

List of senders and receivers  
Green = sent
Blue = received
Orange = sent & received
Red = contact organiser immediately!
Strikethrough = feedback given

Samsara <-> pops
fluffybaka <-> TheSapphireMoon
jennilocker <-> margiej
humboldtcherry <-> riffsrevenge
ayanared <-> Abbeeroad
ravenztarot <-> KrisCreates
AttieNichole <-> puffy
hawkeyes_girl <-> SAHMama
holistic knitter <-> Morrigan_le_faye
Oyhana <-> Demekah
leashhh <-> dustyfro
Giddiup222 -> Gypsysoul_ -> Lollipop67 -> Giddiup222



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: AttieNichole on July 22, 2010 09:13:59 AM
Dc number says I should receive today from puffy!   Yay!  So excited I can't even explain.  Almost ready to send off my package too!  :)  happy days :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness! Img obese!!
Post by: Samsara on July 23, 2010 03:37:10 AM
Well, looks like I'm the first to receive!! Look at the amazing package I just got from pops! I love it all :)

Firstly, there were these fantastic hippy bell bottom jeans! Look they have appliquéd details! They're also petite fit, which is amazing because I'm quite short and so nearly everything I have has to be taken up!







and the back



There was also a gorgeous mini art hanging, a very hippy themed one with mushrooms and flowers!  ;D Can you believe that this is pops first one!?





Even the back's pretty!



A lovely baker boy cap, I actually don't have a sun hat at the moment, and this one is so pretty with it's leaf detail!





another funky batik fabric cap with tassels (Love all your fabrics by the way!)



A very pretty bag for my poi (they'll be the best kept poi at the next festival I go to!) That dragonfly fabric is gorgeous by the way!





A lovely hippy t-shirt in my favourite colour, with a very subtle and pretty CND symbol..





A fimo pendant and beads...



And last, but by no means least, a macrame book! Guess what my next Hippy Swap partner's going to get *lol*



Thank you so much pops! I really love everything you sent me!  :-*
Okay folks, you can start Wisting now!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: hawkeyes_girl on July 23, 2010 03:54:04 AM
You must be a happy hippy, Samsara! Nice job, very groovy Pops! I just found a tutorial on clay beads yesterday, those are giving me inspiration.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: ayanared on July 23, 2010 05:00:32 AM
Great package!  I love that wall hanging the best (no, I can't believe it was her first one!)!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: pops on July 23, 2010 05:15:02 AM
*blush* aw thanks you guys! i had the best time crafting for this one, and i even have a friend asking for a wall quilt since she saw that one!

here's the baker boy hat on my eldest just becasue i'm so happy with how that turned out :)


so glad you like it all Samsara, crafting for you was great!
xx pops xx


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: jennilocker on July 23, 2010 05:24:59 AM
I want the jeans and the hat and the macrame book and the wall art!!!!  How awesome an idea to do the jeans!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric on the wall art!!!  Beautiful job POPS!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 23, 2010 06:13:07 AM
LOVE that hat!  Looks great on your model, too, pops!!!  Excellent package, great start to the gallery!!  Think we are living up to the reputation so far....


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: holistic knitter on July 23, 2010 08:12:00 AM
Love the t-shirt and pretty bag ;0)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 23, 2010 08:16:46 AM
Pops--you rocked making your wall art!!  Gorgeous mix of fabric and embellishments!

The hat is so adorable! Great job on that!

Also love the jeans...I have always loved inserting beautiful fabrics in the seams of jeans---how fun!

and, OMG--I think I might still have my old macrame stringwork book--ha ha--very hippie-ish!! :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Samsara on July 23, 2010 08:46:41 AM
I feel like one very spoilt and lucky hippy at the moment! Pops said she 'winged' the hat!! How amazing is it? And how adorable is your nipper there pops, he's so cute in the hat! I'm back from work now, so I'll be able to start trying things on and playing... ;)
I feel very honoured that I got to kick off the gallery, and with such a fabulous package  ;D We're living up to our rep so far I think!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: AttieNichole on July 23, 2010 09:04:56 AM
I received from puffy!  I intend to take better photos but wanted to post what I had quickly to show off my excitement!  When I recieved, I was amazed at the size of the package!  Everything was wrapped in newspaper and grocery bags (which I can make plarn with!) yay for eco friendly packaging!!!

first of all my favorite was the patchwork skirt!  Yay!


a cute wallet with a gnome.  Reminds me of travelocity lol


she also made me a fantastic wood carving.  I am still not able to take a full photo yet without it coming out awful, but it's beautiful and has a lot of detail.  Here is a small portion of it.  It's the lyrics to a Led Zeppelin song!  It's the perfect wall art piece!

(Still trying to get a good photo...)


hippy themed iron on patches!


hippy stickers!



resin necklace, beaded orange/peach necklace, and a shell button cover


cute little wooden elephant that I named Steve :)


LOVE buttons!



Thank you puffy!  Amazing package!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: jennilocker on July 23, 2010 09:30:33 AM
Love the skirt!! And I'm guessing that the necklace is resin.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 23, 2010 09:45:24 AM
Great stuff!!!  I'm loving that hat and art quilt too.  That girl power patch rocks :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: humboldtcherry on July 23, 2010 11:30:36 AM
Awesome packages!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: margiej on July 23, 2010 12:01:29 PM
Oh man, groovy stuff!  I love the cap and bag, t and the bell bottoms.  And the wood carving, can't wait to see all of it!  What a great start to the gallery! 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: pops on July 23, 2010 01:07:20 PM
oh how do i love the gnome! he's adorable :)
and a rocking patchwork skirt too - this swap is the best :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Oyhana on July 23, 2010 01:08:40 PM
Oh wow!  Great packages so far...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Samsara on July 23, 2010 01:27:33 PM
Cool skirt!!  ;D


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Post by: fluffybaka on July 23, 2010 02:41:15 PM
Wow, fabulous packages so far!  This gallery is going to be awesome.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Samsara on July 24, 2010 01:08:19 AM
I was showing my other half the parcel of goodies that pops sent me last night and tried on the hat for him and he said he could picture me strolling up Carnaby Street in the Sixties wearing it...
I think my parcel will be ready to post on Monday by the way  ;) I put the finishing touches to my last project last night; must resist the urge to start another project.... 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: pops on July 24, 2010 04:00:55 AM
goodness that's quite a compliment! *>_<*


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: holistic knitter on July 26, 2010 09:38:22 AM
Received this awesom parcel from morrigan_le_faye this morning.
I've been totally spoiled by her - just look what I recieved:

             
Picnic rug, needlecase, flower brooches, dog treats, biscuits

The beautiful picnic rug in my favourite colours (I had a picnic rug on my wists)


This great day of the dead needle case (which is going to be filled and used tonight)


Really pretty flower brooches - I'm going to wear one tomorrow


And here are my dogs Amy (front) and Spike patiently waiting for one of the dog treats!


You are great partner and I feel so overwhelmed with this wonderful parcel. Thank you, thank you, thank you ..... ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Samsara on July 26, 2010 10:18:16 AM
What a great package! Love the picnic rug, and the needle case - cool day of the dead fabric! The flowers are pretty, they're kanzashi right? I keep meaning to have a go at that :) So nice to see Amy and Spike again! They're so big now!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Lollipop67 on July 26, 2010 11:17:53 AM
oooo i love the blanket. great colors. Makes me wanna take a shot at making one :-)

great packages so far


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: pops on July 26, 2010 11:36:49 AM
oh i love the rug!!! gorgeous colours


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: margiej on July 26, 2010 11:45:52 AM
What a great package! 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on July 26, 2010 12:12:42 PM
I'm happy that you like everything holistic knitter! :) And your dogs are just to cute! :D
Yeah, the flowers are kansashi. I learned to make them recently. It's fun and pretty easy.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: pops on July 26, 2010 02:17:56 PM
really? they intimidate me :D (like everything i have never tried!)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 26, 2010 02:20:32 PM
They are so much fun to make and everyone seems to like them--I attach them to wine bottles when we go over to friends for dinner...what a great way to use of little bits of fabric and buttons!  Nice job on them!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 26, 2010 06:13:25 PM
Awesome package!!  I am also loving that rug...love all the earthy colors!!!


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Post by: ayanared on July 26, 2010 07:37:43 PM
Wow!  What a great package!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: pops on July 27, 2010 02:55:39 AM
i am a very happy hippy girly this morning, mr postman has delivered my parcel from Samsara  :D
it's all so very 'me' it's hardly fair! you will learn very fast i like green ;)
get those wisting buttons dusted down...

firstly a group shot, apart from a lovely top which i'm wearing! :D and i don't ahve a close up of the incense holder which dh has pilfered!!! bt it's decoupaged and sparkly ;D


this is a large in anyones book - a handmade bellydancing coin belt! (the crocheting is TINY this must have taken forever!) the lily is a hair clip to wear while dancing (my class is tomorrow and my neighbour goes too so i will flaunt it at her! :P )


forgive the poor photography, it's quite hard to get a decent shot of one's own rear!


this is an altered top, with a ruffle made of organza and beads - it went straight on and is gorgeous, i don't have many 'dressy' tops but this is perfect, goes well with jeans :)




a knitted slouch hat! so soft and beautifully stitched, i love it xxx


and then there was this little box...

how beautiful is this?! Samsara, what inks/paints do you use, i must have some!!!
it contained the lily hair clip and more little treasures........

absolutely stunning necklace, i adore this, perfect colours, length and a celtic knot to boot - totally beautiful


a needlefelted brooch, and even this tiny piece has so much thought and detail, i just like to look at it!


AND!!!!!
a felt and embellished notebook cover, complete with a little notebook! i love lists and write a lot to get all the mess in my head straightened out! :P so this was very sweet and helpful



and finally,
how retro is this? a decorated light bulb! :D i'm hunting for a bayonet fitting lamp to show you all how it glows, i remember doing these with nail polish when i was about 13 ;D


now i know you all must be tried after that mammoth post! but a big BIG thankyou to the wonderful Samsara for being thoroughly awesome as a crafter, partner, organiser and lady!

XXXX thanks lovely!!!! XXXXX



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Samsara on July 27, 2010 03:04:08 AM
*Blushes* You're very welcome, I'm so glad you liked it all - you were very easy to craft for! The glass paints I use are the Marabu solvent glass paints - they have a lovely translucence which the water-based paints don't have :) 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: hawkeyes_girl on July 27, 2010 05:34:40 AM
Wowee ladies! I love all of this stuff....I'm glad to see a few other people went hippy-chic with their ideas. That's what I love. The stuff is all so well made and beautiful!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: ayanared on July 27, 2010 05:38:35 AM
Ooooh!  Samsara, you are SO talented!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on July 27, 2010 05:41:21 AM
Wow!  I love the hat...and the skirt...and the box...and the journal...and....and...haha...excellent package!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 27, 2010 06:30:10 AM
pops--your post is wonderful!  I am so glad you got your bellydancing belt--and it is absolutely beautiful!!

The boxes and lightbulb are so beautifully painted...samsara--you have such an eye for the fine details!!

My favorite is the journal cover--it is gorgeous...and so wisted!

I also can't stop looking at all the fine work...lovely and generous package!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: AttieNichole on July 27, 2010 07:15:51 AM
The gallery is so wonderful!  Every package looks amazing :)


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Post by: margiej on July 27, 2010 07:32:12 AM
Absolutely beautiful things! 


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Post by: Oyhana on July 27, 2010 07:45:02 AM
Love that coin belt and notebook cover  :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: pops on July 27, 2010 10:11:29 AM
it's spoileriffic isn't it?! i'm still grinning like a deranged woman :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Lollipop67 on July 27, 2010 11:29:22 AM
the whole package is amazing! i love it all.  My boyfriend bought a light bulb like that for our friends birthday. Now I'm gonna make one! haha. The belly dancing belt is amazingly beautiful


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on July 27, 2010 12:52:59 PM
Wonderfull package! I love the coin belt and the lightbulb!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 27, 2010 06:58:54 PM
WOW!!!  Love that picnic blanket, and the bellydancing belt and the necklace, and and and....EVERYTHING!!  I'm so loving this gallery :)


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Post by: humboldtcherry on July 28, 2010 11:12:45 PM
Everything is fantastic :o I can't choose a favorite because I love it all.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: ayanared on July 29, 2010 02:27:14 PM
Yep, I am an idiot.  I evidently neglected to put the STREET ADDRESS on the package.  But I got MY package.  It it is super fantastically amazing.  I am still doing the photoshoot for it.  I was just taking a break to notify you guys!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: ayanared on July 29, 2010 03:18:50 PM
Sooooo, I received and let me tell you Abbeeroad is an AMAZING swap partner.  All this stuff is EXACTLY what I love.  Exactly.

So, here is the package before  I went through it:


Do you see that card on top?  It was filled with wonderful things!  She is SUCH a sweet person.

Here is my large.  This lovely skirt made from hand dyed sheets!!!  Can you believe it?  She said: the peace sign is a little imperfect.  WHAT are you kidding me?  It is PERFECT!  It doesn't need to look mass-produced anyway.  Little imperfections are what handmade is all about.  


AND she made a headband to go with the skirt.  I neglected to take a picture of it, but I am running out of time. I need to go tutor in a few minutes.  Hopefully, I can take another picture tomorrow. ;)

UPDATE!!!


And this came straight off of my wists!  I love it so much!  It is so versatile.  I can wear it with jeans or a dress!


And just LOOK at these earrings!


Here is a close up:

I WISH I had her talent!

Here is the necklace and bracelet:




Here is a picture of the bracelet on:


I love it so much.  I am probably going to wear it everyday.   ;D

AND she made me a frame.  This frame shows her amazing talent!:

Just look at all that DETAIL!

ANDDDDD she dyed some tshirts for my husband and son!  I will try to get them to model it later on.  - Sorry, I only took a picture of the big one - but they look exactly the same :).


UPDATE!!!!!


Thank you THANK you so much Abbeeroad!!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 29, 2010 03:51:22 PM
YAY!!!  I am so so glad you like everything, ayanared!  And I'm soo glad the skirt fits!!  And that obi looks great on you!!!

AND....I got my package today too!!  The swap gods were smiling on us today....

I cannot gush about my package enough.  It is sooo amazing, exactly what I wanted, and everything is so beautifully made!

Where to start?  Here's (almost) everything:



I didn't get a close up of the market bag, but it is so cool.  Brown is my favorite color, and I love the variations in this bag.  I am taking it to the farmer's market tomorrow!

Here's a close up of the stamp and the tree of life pendant:



The stamp is based off one of my favorite quotes "Live by the sun, Love by the moon."  She said it was her unprofessional design, but it is so perfect!  I love that you designed it, ayanared!!  And the tree of life is her first!!  So amazing!  Right off my wists  ;D

Here's an action shot of the earings and one of the hats:



I love the earings, they remind me of the sun, and the hat is sooo me!  I love it.  There is a dark brown one, too.

Here's an action shot of the other hat.  I don't have dreads, but I have enough curls to fill it up!  LOVE THIS!  (so does my hubby, lol  ;))



Ayana said hats were her specialty and she is beyond right!  These are so soft, so professional looking, and so beautiful.  I feel like I am wearing her art!  Amazing!

And last but SO not least.  The piece de resistance, my Janis Joplin ami doll!!!!  She is sooo awesome!  So much work went into her!  I love her little bracelets, her necklace, her wild hair, her vest...I just love her!  You are so talented, ayanared!  I think I mgiht make her some bell bottoms  ;)



Thank you Thank you Thank you, Ayana!  I absolutely love it all.  Thanks for making this an amazing swap (goes double for you, Samsara!).  I could not be happier!

Bonus shot:



Little guy loved the package, too!!

Seriously, thank you  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 29, 2010 03:55:27 PM
Love that hand-dyed skirt!!  And abbee, your little guy is adorable in his hat :)


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Post by: fluffybaka on July 29, 2010 04:21:17 PM
Fabulous packages!  I love seeing all the yarn-y goodies.


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Post by: ayanared on July 29, 2010 09:35:02 PM
Awwww Yay! 


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Post by: margiej on July 29, 2010 10:17:00 PM
I absolutely love both of these packages!  The hand braided bracelet and earrings really are gorgeous, and the Tree Pendant. And love the tie dyes. Congrats to both of you! 
And Little Man is adorable.  I'll bet he keeps you hopping!  LOL


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Post by: humboldtcherry on July 29, 2010 10:35:07 PM
More great packages!!!! Happy Hippie to everyone!!


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Post by: Samsara on July 29, 2010 11:10:35 PM
Amazing! Love the skirt, and the hand carved stamp, and all the hats and earrings!  ;D


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Post by: holistic knitter on July 30, 2010 04:39:17 AM
Great packages.
Love the skirt and the Tree pendant  :D


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Post by: jennilocker on July 30, 2010 06:32:21 AM
I just wisted that skirt!!!! It's amazing!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on July 30, 2010 07:54:47 AM
I'm so humbled that something I made was wisted!  Thanks jennilocker!  And everyone for the compliments.  This swap was sooo fun!  The gallery is still just getting warmed up...I can't wait to see more!!!

And yes...little man keeps me on my toes for sure!   ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 30, 2010 08:03:32 AM
That skirt is amazing!  I love your little peace symbol design!

The bracelets are also pretty amazing--the red one is my favorite...

The hats are a favorite style and so well done...(cute little guy!)...

The packages in this swap makes my old hippie heart happy!! :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: pops on July 30, 2010 10:59:01 AM
i was out last night, happily flaunting my slouchy hat and green necklace! ^_^

gotta love the hippy swap  :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: riffsrevenge on July 30, 2010 12:23:43 PM
omg.. so many awesome things on this gallery already.  I wish i could comment on everything but so far i think my favorite things have been the bell bottoms (i would have never thought of making or asking for something like that.. so creative!) and the crochet belly dancing skirt.. i've seen belly dancing skirts being sold at rein faires that didn't look as amazing as that!.. But there's been something from each of these posts that i've been like oh I want that!! so everthing has been so nice here.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: ayanared on July 30, 2010 05:14:21 PM
I updated my post with the missing pictures!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: leashhh on August 01, 2010 11:11:36 AM
I recieved from dustyfro I'll post pictures later today, and I guess i'll post pictures of the stuff I sent her since she has not done so.


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Post by: Giddiup222 on August 01, 2010 04:40:58 PM


Ok, after hours of trying to get the pictures off my SD card... success!! Now I can finally post the pictures of the awesome package I got from lollipop! I love it all! even the packaging! So awesome! Did you dye the tissue paper or buy it that way? Nice touch! 

And she wrote me a nice letter on tie dye paper.


The first package on top was addressed to my son. So thoughtful! He got some awesome flannel tie dye pants with peace signs all over them. Here's an action shot. I had to hold on to him to keep him still :)



Next I opened this awesome skirt. I love these colors! So earthy.


And look at these shorts! I absolutely love these! and look at the embroidery on the pocket! And she also made a belt to go with and it has matching beads on it!  Beautiful!



And she made me this totally incredible reversible purse! that had a suprise in one pocket after another!


inside the pocket was this awesome ipod holder! I really needed one of these! My Ipod is all scratched up and I drop it all the time!

And a close up of a rad button!

And inside the pocket of that....
These great earrings! I love the turquoise, I love the owls and I love that they are silver!


I love all of it lollipop! You got me spot on! I love all the fabrics you used! If I would have seen someone else receive any of this stuff I wouldv'e wisted it all! Thank you so much for being an awesome partner! You rock!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 01, 2010 04:53:34 PM
Great stuff!!  I love the shorts and the skirt.  I used to have a skirt with those same colors in a different pattern on a broomstick skirt.


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 01, 2010 05:08:51 PM
Another fabulous package.  I made a pair of earrings out of the same buttons as the one you've got on that ipod case.  I love that smiley flower!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: leashhh on August 01, 2010 06:05:58 PM
Here is what I recieved from dustyfro, everything is soooo amazing!


an awesome patchwork bag! I LOVVVVEEE it!!

The inside has a mushroom!!



A cute pendant and toe ring!

Awesome incense burner!

OH MY GOD!!! A super amazing fantastic janis joplin pouch!!! and cute pins!

Everything was so great thank you!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: dustyfro on August 01, 2010 11:47:30 PM
Here are my hippy goodies from leashhh:

It looks kind of like a bag hanging off of my ironing board, but it's really an appliqued apron top (ribbons crisscrossing in the back) Next to that is a sweet pocket belt that I can wear with skirts without pockets  ;D It's corduroy and has an overalls buckle


A lovely batik pouch containing wooden earrings with flowers burnt onto them, a chunky wood disk bracelet, homemade soaps (sandlewood and vanilla oatmeal.  mmmm)  cupcake containers of bath salts and a decoupaged candle holder with candles (you can't see in this picture, but there is a peace sign under the tissue paper so that there's a peace silhouette when it's lit.  Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: Samsara on August 02, 2010 12:29:11 AM
OMG! What great packages! Loving the patchwork bag, the belt bag, the apron top, the reversible bag (cute fabrics!) and the earrings! Wow, so much wonderful stuff, I can't even pick my favourite  ;)


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Post by: pops on August 02, 2010 05:42:08 AM
goodness! sudden flood of hippishness! :D
i adore the cordurouy bag, it's got to feel delicious! ^_^


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Post by: ayanared on August 02, 2010 06:09:46 AM
Yep that corduroy bag looks great!  I like the skirt belt, too!


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Post by: AttieNichole on August 02, 2010 09:16:03 AM
I love that corduroy bag!  I can also attest to the yummyness of leashhh's handmade soaps.  I was in a previous swap with her and received some amazing pink lemonade soap :)  What a lovely gallery!


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Post by: Lollipop67 on August 02, 2010 10:42:34 AM
ooooo I love the patchwork bag. I want :-)

Giddiup I"m so glad you liked everything! yes, I did dye the paper myself, using food coloring


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 02, 2010 11:05:04 AM
awww--the baby tie dye pants are so cute!

And, I am sure that corduroy patchwork bag is going to be wisted a lot--it is so hippie cool!

Love the apron and the skirt--lots of great packages once again!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 02, 2010 02:35:38 PM
My package to fluffybaka should be at her house according to the DC!!!  YAY!!!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 02, 2010 05:47:18 PM
I missed so much!!

I am IN LOVE with that Janis pouch!  Excellent work!

I also love that brown and blue dyed skirt and of course the corduroy bag.  The apron looks pretty awesome, too...I'd love to see an action shot!

Great packages everyone!!!!  Keep it comin!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 02, 2010 05:49:20 PM
OH!  And GREAT updates, ayanared!!  I love it!  Looks like everything is being enjoyed  ;D ;D


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 02, 2010 06:28:21 PM
My package arrived today!  I have slow internet access right now, so my pics are taking forever to load.  I'll post them whenever they feel like cooperating with me.  I love it all!  I can't wait to share with everyone.


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Post by: Lollipop67 on August 03, 2010 10:51:43 AM
I received my WONDERFUL package from GypsySoul yesterday! I absolutely adore everything!

All Wrapped up

First this beautiful skirt. I love it so much, I immediately put it on to wear for the day

A headwrap/scarf

I am sooooooo in love with this hat, its perfect! and adjustable!  The colors are beautiful

Next, this super great purse, I can't wait to use

Buttons!!! Be the change you wish for the world is actually one of my favorite quotes :-)

A cute cuff

Everything!

Action shot of the skirt and hat :-)


Thank you sosososo much GypsySoul!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 03, 2010 11:01:26 AM
oooo....love that skirt!  The hat looks great on, and I am super jealous of those buttons!  Awesome package!


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Post by: Gypsysoul_ on August 03, 2010 11:04:31 AM
Curse the work computer!!!  I can't see your pics!!  lol, I'll have to wait till after work.  I'm so glad you liked everything *blush* - it was much fun crafting for you!  Enjoy!   ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 03, 2010 11:32:54 AM
the hat and scarf together look so stylishly hippie!

I also love the purse!  Is it felted?  The shape is very cute and the colors are lovely!

Great job here!


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Post by: morrigan_le_faye on August 03, 2010 01:29:50 PM
Great packages! I really love the hat! I would definitely wear it, the colours are great. And the yarn looks sooo soft! I would love to have legwarmers or finderless gloves of this yarn...


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Post by: ayanared on August 03, 2010 01:36:04 PM
Wow!  I love that skirt! - and the hat goes with it perfectly!


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Post by: Samsara on August 03, 2010 02:04:11 PM
Ooo, love the skirt and hat!  ;)


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Post by: hawkeyes_girl on August 03, 2010 04:44:30 PM
it all looks so relaxed and cozy!


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Post by: margiej on August 03, 2010 07:45:13 PM
love that skirt!  Everything is so nice.


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 04, 2010 01:43:03 PM
The DC# says my partner's package arrived today! :)  I hope she likes everything.

My camera seems to be having issues.  All the pictures I took on Monday are ridiculously blurry.  I'm going to try again tonight, and see if I can't make them work.  Taking good photos is difficult when I can't find my tripod!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 04, 2010 02:27:29 PM
I did!  I did!!  It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome!!!!!  I'm so bummed the weather is so crappy right now, all the sunlight stolen by storms rolling in.  I will definitely take pics tomorrow if the weather is OK, or Friday if not as I'm off all day.  Thank you thank you THANK YOU!  I would tease about how much great stuff I got....but I think I will leave you all to wallow in suspense for a time.  That is all.  :D


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 04, 2010 03:06:35 PM
Yay!!!  Do the socks fit you ok?  I do hope I got the sizing right....


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Post by: SAHMama on August 04, 2010 04:34:55 PM
Get your wisters ready... I got an awesome package from hawkeyes_girl!

Here is everything together:



A closeup of the flower necklace, handmade soap (smells so good!), washcloth, & coasters:



A closeup of the shopping bag & belt pouch (like on my wist but better)! I can't express how much I love these! I have to buy or make myself a belt now & I'll be doing that VERY soon so I can put the pouch to use with all my shorts & skirts without pockets. (I can't believe I wisted a belt pouch & I don't own a belt - doh!)



And my very favorite item - a beautiful skirt! It's gorgeous & drawstring & I LOVE it! Hawkeyes_girl left the bottom unhemmed so I could choose the length, but I think it's perfect the length that it is so I'll be sewing on some bias tape ASAP so I can wear it. It's so comfy too!



There was also an awesome pair of shoeless sandals that you can see in the first picture that I didn't get a closeup of because I want an action shot but my feet are hideous! I'll try to manicure them soon so I can add a good picture of them 'cause they're awesome & perfect for me!

Thanks so much hawkeyes_girl! Everything is perfect. And if USPS.com is right, you should have received your package from me today :)


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Post by: hawkeyes_girl on August 04, 2010 05:25:01 PM
I DID! WOOT!!!

Mushroom pincushion with hidden storage!!!

For size: (http://s71.photobucket.com/albums/i151/hawkeyes_girl/?action=view&current=DSC00114.jpg)

The prettiest flower wreath I could have gotten. I love it!


But wait, there's more!

Apron top AND skirt! Made to order!

Closeup of front, the triquetra.....how did you do such a neat job? I am dying to learn your technique!

(http://s71.photobucket.com/albums/i151/hawkeyes_girl/?action=view&current=DSC00112.jpg)

And......



Thank you SAHmama!!  ;D



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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 04, 2010 06:10:46 PM
Yay for another pair of happy hippies and great packages!!!  I love the skirt  -- all that applique!  Must have taken forever!

And that apron top is so pretty and watery!

Lovely job, ladies  :D


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Post by: jennilocker on August 04, 2010 08:02:13 PM
I received from Margiej today!!!!

First up is the most beautiful embroidered tapestry purse with super long straps that I totally love!


Next is the awesome gibbous inspired purse!  LOVE the bird applique!!!!!


Inside the purse were these beautiful necklaces that she included that I can wear because they are beaded and I am allergic to most metals!!  Also check out the adorable zebra print notebook that is already in my new purse!


And probably my favorite item included in the swap are these flower pins. Margie had no idea that I actually bookmarked how to make fabric flowers today!!  These are absolutely gorgeous and I am so excited to have them!!!!



She is absolutely the sweetest partner in the whole wide world.  She had offered to make me a patchwork skirt before the swap and included it when she mailed and OMG it is beyond beautiful!!  It is my new favorite article of clothing....actually I tried it on for the photo and am still wearing it!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Please excuse the face I am making, and my pajama top, and my messy house.  I had to beg Steve in between Call of Duty games to take the picture and he wasn't concerned about making me look good in the photo. 


Margie I cannot thank you enough and am praying that your package is still on its way to you!!  I love my package and feel absolutely groovy now!! ;)


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Post by: margiej on August 04, 2010 10:47:03 PM
Yay! The skirt looks like just the right length!  I'm so glad you liked everything in the package, I had so much fun making it and you are such a sweet partner!  I still have a make-up bag to put the zipper in, and will mail it later.  My retirement schedule is so grueling, with naps, tv, computer playing, naps, putting the dog outside, etc....naps.... ::) ::)


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Post by: Samsara on August 05, 2010 12:35:48 AM
Such pretty things!!  ;D Love the skirt and the apron top! The flower garland is sweet too!  ;)


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Post by: pops on August 05, 2010 04:38:29 AM
oh more loves!! the patchwork skirt, the tapestry bag, the apron top! *swoon* this swap is awesome! :D


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 05, 2010 05:43:49 AM
Lovin that patchwork!  Someday I'll make myself one of those....

margiej you crack me up...naps...lol  :)


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Post by: pops on August 05, 2010 07:02:44 AM
ah abeeroadd, that's why we swap...becasue we never get around to making it for ourselves! ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 05, 2010 07:36:03 AM
yep, you are right pops! ;D

awesome stuff!  the skirt and the purses...and that fabulous apron top...the gorgeous crochet vine necklace...the applique skirt---

ha ha And I love the picture of you, hawkeyes_girl, shooting the peace sign!  So adorably hippie!!


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Post by: humboldtcherry on August 05, 2010 08:03:56 AM
Awesome packages!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 05, 2010 09:18:44 AM
fluffybaka, YES, the socks fit PERFECT!!!!  I'm SO thrilled!  I wish it was winter NOW so I could wear them.  Too hot right now for knee length socks...oops!  I gave away a hint at part of my awesome package teehee...more to come later this afternoon I hope!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 05, 2010 09:33:21 AM
ah abeeroadd, that's why we swap...becasue we never get around to making it for ourselves! ;D

*sigh* so true....

fluffy & Sapph -- you guys are killing me!!  I'm dying to see your packages!!!!!


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Post by: Lollipop67 on August 05, 2010 11:18:35 AM
ah abeeroadd, that's why we swap...becasue we never get around to making it for ourselves! ;D

*sigh* so true....


it is so true.... I'm totally inspired to make my own patchwork skirt someday now though. I'll start slow by collecting the perfect scraps! haha I think I can manage that for now

i love the apron top! and the skirt with the butterfly! everything is so beautiful. you guys all did a great job so far!


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 05, 2010 11:37:55 AM
ah abeeroadd, that's why we swap...becasue we never get around to making it for ourselves! ;D

*sigh* so true....

fluffy & Sapph -- you guys are killing me!!  I'm dying to see your packages!!!!!

Soon, dear.  If the pictures I took today didn't come out, I'm just saying screw it, and I'll post blurry pictures.  I have no clue what's wrong with my stupid camera...


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 05, 2010 02:18:42 PM
ARGH!!!  Damn you stormy weather!!!  Still no light to take pictures :(  I have to be able to take action shots of a couple items, they're SO awesome.  PROMISE they will be up tomorrow, I'm off the whole day so I won't get foiled again by crummy afternoon weather cuz I'm not stuck at work all day.


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Post by: Samsara on August 05, 2010 02:29:51 PM
ARGH!!!  Damn you stormy weather!!!  Still no light to take pictures :(  I have to be able to take action shots of a couple items, they're SO awesome.  PROMISE they will be up tomorrow, I'm off the whole day so I won't get foiled again by crummy afternoon weather cuz I'm not stuck at work all day.

You don't have a camera with a flash? Here in the UK if we waited for a sunny day we'd be waiting forever! *lol* We want pictures dammit!!!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 05, 2010 02:34:04 PM
ARGH!!!  Damn you stormy weather!!!  Still no light to take pictures :(  I have to be able to take action shots of a couple items, they're SO awesome.  PROMISE they will be up tomorrow, I'm off the whole day so I won't get foiled again by crummy afternoon weather cuz I'm not stuck at work all day.

You don't have a camera with a flash? Here in the UK if we waited for a sunny day we'd be waiting forever! *lol* We want pictures dammit!!!

I do, but it washes everything out really bad and/or makes my shots SUPER grainy in really dark light.  It's just that in FL during the summer, it rains EVERY DAY by about 3pm or so, and I get off at 4, home by 5 >:(  So I have been getting screwed out of my sunlight since I got the package.  Blah :P


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 05, 2010 02:53:03 PM
I give up!  I guess I'm just gonna post blurry pictures.  I think my camera is dying.... Or maybe I just really need my tripod to take a decent picture.
TSM, if you took pictures before you sent, feel free to post them.  These just do not do your work justice.

Here's everything together.  Look at all that color!



The wall art.  I love mushrooms!  And I adore the peacock art.  It'll look great on my wall.



Another shot of the mushroom because I love it so much.



Loads of jewelry!  That glare in the middle is a really pretty green and brown charm bracelet with leaves and such.  Up in the left corner are two butterfly wing pendants, straight off my wists!  And a knitting charm which lives on my knitting bag now.  :)



Hemp macrame goodness!  A belt, which will have an action shot later, and a necklace with some really pretty blue lampwork beads.



A cool tie-dye cloth and a ceramic owl to paint.  too cute!



A purple flower circlet!  (eeee!  perfect for festivals!), the action shot for the belt (which fits perfectly, btw), and a really cute skirt.



And finally, a super comfy dress made of a beautiful paisley print fabric.  I love it!  I've already worn it to the lake.  :)



This package was wonderful.  I love it all.  Thank you so so much!!  This was a wonderful surprise to receive after spending a week moving.  You rock!


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Post by: Trekky on August 05, 2010 03:19:57 PM
The peacock art is beautiful!  And so is the mushroom made of buttons.  Nice tie-dye cloth too!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 05, 2010 05:23:37 PM
LOVE the color!!!  What an awesome package!!!  Love the button art and that tie dye cloth!!  Worth the wait!  ;)


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Post by: jennilocker on August 05, 2010 06:36:14 PM
 After much fear that her package was lost since the DC# failed to update Margiej received my package!  She can't post pics so I'll do it for her. :D

2 record bowls...cause all hippies love records!

Peace sign art that came out less legible than I had planned :P

A pair of altered pants that I made into shorts with batik trim and peace and love sign appliques.


An altered journal with the same batik fabric as the shorts

And a "your partner can't sew as good as you make your own skirt kit", a butterfly clock, and a little bag w/ candies


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Post by: riffsrevenge on August 05, 2010 06:51:47 PM
I received from humboldtcherry and I cannot believe what awesome goodies i got!!!!


an awesome hippie hat!

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=380083&ppuser=112909
two book marks (one was already given to a co worker because he kept dog earring his pages, and since i was raised by a librarian, I hate that), really really cool patches (did you make these?? cause that makes them even moooooree awesome.. need something to put them on.. maybe jeans), and a card wallet (the inside of the hippie hat was this fabric too and I reallly love it it reminds me of beatles yellow submarine for some reason)


peace sign shopping tote  ;D


really awesome purse with one strap, so its like a back pack... *squee* I love this.. its been my purse since i got it. I soooooo love it, also it really reminds me of a hookah bag cept my hookah is too big for it lolz  so a purse it must be

and finally.. my favorites together:

same purse pictured above and a sooo soo cool mushroom pouch, the outside lines are zippers!!!! My bf wanted to know if you made the mushroom or just the pouch and if you made the mushroom if you could show me how to make one...

Thankkkkkk yooooouuu I'm sorry that I posted these pictures soooo late after i got the package... i heart it soo much.  I also hope my package will arrive soon!


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Post by: margiej on August 05, 2010 07:29:48 PM
Thank You Jenni!  It was a great package, all stuff I will enjoy using so much.  The green fabric is especially pretty, the colors are varied in it.  Will be really pretty when I get it finished.  This was such a fun swap, everyones packages are so great and interesting!  I've gotten a ton of good ideas just from our gallery!


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Post by: hawkeyes_girl on August 05, 2010 07:32:41 PM
Love the "faded" peace sign tote bag! It's all great!


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Post by: humboldtcherry on August 05, 2010 07:34:41 PM
I made all the patches!! ;D


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Post by: Samsara on August 05, 2010 11:54:35 PM
I love the zippy patch and all the appliqué! There were some very cool packages there, the tie dye is amazing, Sapph, did you dye that yourself? I also love the batik fabric! The peacock picture is very sweet...actually, I love it all!  ;)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 06, 2010 07:30:30 AM
Sorry, folks, I can't take credit for the peacock felt art or tye dye anything.  I 'bought' the felt art off of sheepBlue in the Shop the Swap SPECIFICALLY to give to flyffybaka after looking at her wists and seeing that EXACT item on there!  So that is the original creator.  As for that tye dye fabric piece, it is a bandana, though I took the tag off already in plans to wear it.  It came from the first hippie swap from AlwaysInpsired, but I never wore it, so I figured it would due with some hippie luvin' from another home :)

And I do have some photos I took of the items before they left, I'll put them up right now!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 06, 2010 07:37:55 AM
I love all the peace signs!!! And the record bowls!!  I have been using the word 'love' a lot in this gallery...seems appropriate I guess  ;D


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 06, 2010 07:49:37 AM
Here's my pictures of the package I sent to flyffybaka :)


Batik dress.  I showed her a picture of some fabrics I had pulled out that I thought would make for nice clothing items, and this one was her absolute fave!  It's ?batiked? rayon in oranges and yellows on dark, dark brown.  The material is actually brushed and has a teeny herringbone pattern in it too!  


Here's the same dress I made for me from the same pattern albeit a MUCH larger size!  LOL!


A rockin' batik skirt!  I made this from an old dress I got from the thrift store by cutting off the shirt section.  This was a VERY wide dress, this is one HALF of the bottom skirt part of the dress, I still have the other half and plan to make me an apron top or something out of it...I also have the dress top that will be made into a grocery tote.


Closeup of the bracelet.  A slightly smaller version of the large cluster bracelets I wear, as fluffy is way thinner than me so a HUGE chunky bracelet would look out of place...at least, that was my thinking on it :)  Still loaded with beads and charms, just on a smaller scale!


Cluster shot of the smaller items.  I didn't take shots of the jewelry pieces out of the bags, sorry :(  And that Sneaky McSneakster already took the items off her wists!!  Well, the items that WERE on her list that I sent were: stretchy heart peace sign bracelet, butterfly wing resin necklace, peacock wall art by sheepBlue, and actually both the mushroom button art AND cluster bracelet were wist-inspired by the tree button wall art I first did when I started button art and a large green cluster bracelet from the last Loaded Charm Bracelet swap.

Oh, I did find the peacock still wisted :)
http://www.wists.com/fluffybaka/26babdb03f0fb9ddc6e919244301f423?offset=40

Better take that off too, fluffy, else you could get a duplicate!  LOL!

I had a tough time with a couple of my shots, namely with the mushroom button art, so I don't have a better pic of it, but now we have others of the other fab items.

I'm off to finish coffee cup #2 and then pics will be taken of my package and posted!!





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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 06, 2010 07:53:58 AM
The mushroom bag is my favorite...wow...and all of those fabulous patches! You really did a great job on those humboldtcherry!

And, while talking about mushrooms--TSM--your button art is just so wonderful!  ha ha I thought I recognized the peacock as being sheepblue's (I love her!!)...

The record bowls are definitely cool--I need to figure out which of my hundreds of albums I would be willing to give up to make one!  Great job also on the journal cover--I love batiks!

Peace and love, you groovy chicks!

And, yeah--everyone should remove items received from their wist so they can add more of these fabulous items!



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Post by: fluffybaka on August 06, 2010 12:20:34 PM
Haha, I did already take everything off my wists.  Looks like I missed the peacock, though.  Oops!  Thanks for noticing, TSM.  The charm bracelet is the perfect size!  It's one of my favorite parts of the package.  It's just so me!


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Post by: hawkeyes_girl on August 06, 2010 12:50:27 PM
I agree, that bracelet rocks!


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Post by: SAHMama on August 06, 2010 02:00:15 PM
I LOVE the batik dress & skirt - what beautiful fabrics! (Can you tell I adore batik?) Gorgeous!


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 06, 2010 02:05:02 PM
Me too!  I picked out the fabric for the dress.  Batiked paisley, how could I possibly resist?!  And that skirt is so funky, and just the perfect length.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 06, 2010 03:36:31 PM
OK, geat ready for photo overload!  Here's my WONDERFUL package from fluffybaka!!


A grea tye dye half apron :)  She also sent the extra fabric she didn't use for the apron, I have it tied around my head here LOL!


Here's the fabric!


4 yeah FOUR pairs of fab earrings


A bunch of nature-luvin', hippie-cool rhinestone transfers.


Bead, button and charm OVERLOAD!!  She asked about supplies I would like, and I said what my fave colors were and that I was short on oranges and yellows in my bead box.  Boy, did she deliver and then some!  The twistable crayons look fun, I have a couple coloring books still (even though I'll be 30 next year!  LOL!) so I will probably bust those out and color later on.


Hilarious free-standing plaque, beading book, and tye dye duct tape.  Awesome!  I have been wanting to get into more beading stuff, I'm sure this book is bound to have answers when I need them :)


TOTALLY AWESOME cluster bracelet and cute little necklace on leather.


Aaannnnddd....the bracelet again because I love it SOOOO much!!!



An ironing board FULL of fabrics!!!  I'm totally loving the blue tye dye and the rainbow happy faces and the flannel pincushion/rotarycutter fabric.

And now, my 2 more fave items in the WHOLE package!!!!


KNITTED KNEE LENGTH SOCKS THAT ACTUALLY FIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have such a hard time with knee socks cuz I have big calves, but fluffy got measurements from me to make sure it was Cinderella and her slipper...a perfect fit!  Oh, and they are MACHINE WASHABLE!!  YAY!


Little Hippies!!!!  They are made to be me (blonde hair) and my wife Nicky.  We're tokin' on a hookah....filled with tobacco of course ::)  LOL!

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!  I'm in love with it all :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: fluffybaka on August 06, 2010 03:54:38 PM
They fit you perfectly!  I'm so glad.  It's a good thing I ripped them out and started over.  The foot would have been too tight if I didn't.

I'm glad you like the plaque.  I bought it for me originally, but my BF kept poking fun at me for it (I looooove chocolate), so I figured I'd ship it to someone who will appreciate it.  Did the chocolates I sent survive the travel?

I'm glad you like the bracelet.  I liked it so much, I made a similar one for me!  :)


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Post by: jennilocker on August 06, 2010 07:19:39 PM
Holy crap fluffybaka!! That is the coolest package ever!!  I am going to wist every single thing!  Awesome job!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 4 - Gallery of Hippy Happiness!
Post by: fluffybaka on August 06, 2010 07:40:46 PM
Holy crap fluffybaka!! That is the coolest package ever!!  I am going to wist every single thing!  Awesome job!


Thanks!  I'm always open for personal swaps for other crafted goodies or yummy yarns.   ;)  A girl can only keep so many goodies to herself!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 06, 2010 08:07:54 PM
Yes, the chocolate made it...right into my 'fridge :P  It was practically liquid by the time I got the box off my front porch and opened it.  They all re-congealed in the 'fridge after about an hour though.  Nicky recently tried pistachios, so she was stoked to get that chocolate bar...my fave is the Lindt bar, and we will split the cherry chocolate one :)  Thanks again!


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 06, 2010 08:15:50 PM
Yes, the chocolate made it...right into my 'fridge :P  It was practically liquid by the time I got the box off my front porch and opened it.  They all re-congealed in the 'fridge after about an hour though.  Nicky recently tried pistachios, so she was stoked to get that chocolate bar...my fave is the Lindt bar, and we will split the cherry chocolate one :)  Thanks again!

Haha, good!  I was worried it would get on stuff, cuz I forgot to put it in a baggie.  So glad you like everything!  It was fun to work a little out of my element.


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Post by: blupaisan on August 06, 2010 08:30:46 PM
The couple with the hooka is fabulous!!!!


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Post by: humboldtcherry on August 06, 2010 08:37:16 PM
Great package !! Love the hippie couple!


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Post by: pops on August 07, 2010 12:57:54 AM
fluffy - you rawk! what a cool package (heaven only know's where you found tie dye duct tape!)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 07, 2010 05:56:09 AM
Probably at Joann's.  They have it in leaf print and purple, pink, green, all kinds of colors and patterns!


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Post by: pops on August 07, 2010 10:16:50 AM
darn it, unlikely to be found in the uk then! :D


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Post by: Samsara on August 07, 2010 10:39:23 AM
darn it, unlikely to be found in the uk then! :D

That's what I thought *lol* Loving all the supplies, the fabrics, the bracelets, the ami-hippies...soo cool!


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Post by: Samsara on August 07, 2010 11:13:39 AM
I've just updated the status on page 1 folks, can you check and make sure everything's correct please? Thank you!  ;D


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 07, 2010 03:08:41 PM
Probably at Joann's.  They have it in leaf print and purple, pink, green, all kinds of colors and patterns!

Yup, I did get it at joanns.  Pops, if you want to find me some pretty UK yarns, or tasty chocolates I can't get here, I imagine I could pick you up a roll or 5. ;)


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Post by: pops on August 08, 2010 04:16:42 AM
oh now there's an offer....!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 08, 2010 05:29:55 PM
AH!  Amazing stuff fluffybaka!  Awesome tie dye & jewelry...and do I even have to say the lil hippies are too cool?  Cause they are...lol...too cool!


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Post by: fluffybaka on August 08, 2010 05:42:10 PM
AH!  Amazing stuff fluffybaka!  Awesome tie dye & jewelry...and do I even have to say the lil hippies are too cool?  Cause they are...lol...too cool!

Thanks!  


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 09, 2010 06:25:05 AM
haha...black lipstick?  soap?  Whatever do you mean??   :D


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Post by: ayanared on August 09, 2010 07:02:50 AM
Wow, I forgot to check this  board for a minute and it is full of amazing things!  I love them all!  This is what I love about Craftster (and SWAPS)!!!

AH!  Amazing stuff fluffybaka!  Awesome tie dye & jewelry...and do I even have to say the lil hippies are too cool?  Cause they are...lol...too cool!
 I would rather just make them for people who love them - for free (or trade, of course!).  

You might want to consider selling the patterns, though.  (your dolls are SUPER cute) and I know that plenty of crafty people would love to buy your patterns and make them - and it is MUCH more profitable (if you market them, of course).  



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Post by: hawkeyes_girl on August 09, 2010 07:42:15 AM
I agree, sell a pattern, it will go faster and sell better. Also consider a pattern for one in sewn felt too, it might sell as well. I just try not to collect knick knacks so I would not tend to buy a hippie but that chess board is AWESOME! Great for camping/outdoors!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 09, 2010 01:58:21 PM
The tie dye is wonderful!  The skirt, the headband and the duct tape!

Just a gentle reminder that all personal swaps need to be done through PM...and please, no chatting about selling your stuff...hate to send you to limbo land for a day or two... ;)

What an groovy swap this has been--I have watched by the sidelines but after seeing all the stuff, I hope there is another round!!  You guys dis a great job sending each other fun and useful and beautiful things!


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Post by: ayanared on August 09, 2010 02:59:03 PM
Sorry!


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Post by: puffy on August 10, 2010 06:13:44 PM
Gah! These pictures are long overdue. AttieNichole sent me this spiffilicious package a week or so ago.

This is a closeup of the mushroom applique on the repurposed skirt. I love giving secondhand clothing a new fun life like this. So me!


The sweetest little patchwork pillow for my dorm. Yes!


Well this is a less than perfect picture of the FRICKEN AWESOME crocheted bag. It is so huge, way huger than it looks here.


Uh...I don't know how I didn't get pictures of all the other extra stuff. D:<  <--Mad at myself face. I got a notebook, super big, plastic shopping bag, reusable water bottle and this handkerchief.


Thank you so so much generous partner, organized organizer and groovy swap people who made this great!


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Post by: ayanared on August 10, 2010 06:26:04 PM
Awww, I LOVE that pillow!


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Post by: puffy on August 10, 2010 08:02:09 PM
Awww, I LOVE that pillow!

Dude, me too. I think it's my favorite.


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Post by: Samsara on August 11, 2010 01:34:56 AM
The skirt and the pillow are fab! Liking the bright pink crocheted bag too!  ;D


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 11, 2010 07:01:18 AM
Yes, I agree with everyone so far -- pillow and bag are super sweet!  Great job, AttieNichole!!!!


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Post by: humboldtcherry on August 12, 2010 08:44:09 PM
I received my awesome package of hippiness from my partner riffsrenvenge. She out did herself with her tie-dye skills AND made her first jewelry set that I am the proud recipient of. ;D Ladies.......Prepare your Wist fingers..................

All the wrapped packages together.........


The first two things I will be showing you are the tie-dye masterpieces of riffsrevenge.
Four (4) yards of tie-dye muslin fabric. Not the thin stuff either!! Along with the PERFECT sweatshirt hoodie.



My daughter has been wearing it since it came out of the box


Next is a reverse tie dye bag


Grateful Dead Book ;D ;D ;D ;D


Hippie Stationary


Psychedelic Origami Set ~ awesome ;)


This is the best jewelery set ever!



My Hippie Stash


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Post by: humboldtcherry on August 12, 2010 08:49:47 PM
Okay  :o....so my pictures are upside down/sideways/blurry :-\.....but I tried ::)

Thanks Riff.....I love it all!!!!!

FYI~Emily is wearing the necklace, earrings and sweatshirt.


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Post by: Giddiup222 on August 12, 2010 09:02:39 PM
great package!! I love the books she threw in! And awesome tie dye skills riff!


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Post by: margiej on August 12, 2010 11:29:07 PM
Awesome!


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Post by: pops on August 13, 2010 02:14:31 AM
beautiful! :D


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Post by: jennilocker on August 13, 2010 05:50:12 AM
I LOVE the reverse tie dyed bag!! And I want the origami book!! That is soooo cool!


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Post by: ayanared on August 13, 2010 06:25:38 AM
I really like that package too, especially the dyed muslin.  I didn't know that it was called reverse tie-dye!  I always called it bleach out - or tie-bleach.  LOL!  I need to get with my crafting terminology!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 13, 2010 08:42:05 AM
Diggin the tie dye!  Hoodies are notoriously hard to dye...speaks to your skills riff!  Great package!!!


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Post by: Samsara on August 15, 2010 01:48:29 PM
Great package!! Love all the tie dye  ;)


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Post by: Samsara on August 16, 2010 12:42:48 PM
Hello everybody, we're just waiting for three swappers to receive their packages and then we're all done!! It's been a great swap so far, and there's been some amazing hippy gifts being exchanged  ;)
I'm going on holiday for two weeks tomorrow so I've given feedback to all those swappers who've sent their parcels and they've been received. There are just three of you who are waiting for your parcels to be received and I'll update your status in two weeks when I get home again, unless I manage to find a WiFi connection somewhere!


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Post by: Giddiup222 on August 16, 2010 08:39:05 PM
My Partner received her package! Yay! I can't wait to see the pictures of the rest of everyones awesome hippy stuff!!


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Post by: Gypsysoul_ on August 16, 2010 09:12:59 PM
Your package is awesome (I'm such a tease!!) - hot mess of a weekend...I got pics, but haven't been able to edit and get them posted....I will!!!!  Sorry!!!  :-[


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Post by: Gypsysoul_ on August 17, 2010 07:38:11 PM
okay enough teasing here we go!!!  (Again sorry for the delay....)




The bubble wrap is calling me.....

Look what I found!



More surprises....




Now I will admit I knew this was an awesome needle holder, but as it was explained to me by Giddiup222 it doubles as an apron too!!




All snug and cozy in their cozy



And the bestest for last, I just adore this lil guy.....


for my Indian room!  

Thank you thank you soooo sooo much!!!


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Post by: krashromance on August 17, 2010 07:56:48 PM
Just a head's up, I can't see any of the pics from the last post... dunno if it's just my computer, but you may want to check it out!


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Post by: morrigan_le_faye on August 17, 2010 10:47:28 PM
I can't see them as well...


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Post by: pops on August 18, 2010 01:26:45 AM
me three \:(


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Post by: Gypsysoul_ on August 18, 2010 07:44:19 AM
Well CRAP! 
I'll work on it today....grrrr stupid computer language......


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Post by: pops on August 18, 2010 09:32:52 AM
hey, tadaa! i can see 'em :) thankyou

i love that the fabric has little wind turbines!!!!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 18, 2010 09:41:08 AM
That fabric is pretty awesome, and I love the embroidery!   ;D


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Post by: margiej on August 18, 2010 12:17:44 PM
I totally love the elephant pillow and would die for a photo look-see at your Indian Room!  I have suddenly developed this love of all things gypsy/Indian/Tribal/Bellydance/Exotic!  Just dying to make something but my daughter has lost her interest in bellydancing  for now.  Darn!! I got "stuff" to use to make pretties out of!  I think it will work!  She told me, "Mom, that's not what WE  will make, that's YOU will make...."  Killjoy!  Spoil Sport!  Raining on my parade...  Anyone want to be adopted?       :-* :D


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Post by: Gypsysoul_ on August 18, 2010 08:17:04 PM
lol, my Indian room is also my craft workshop, so sadly it's a pit right now.  But if I can find an older pic, I'll post it or send it to you.  I have handpainted cabinets from India, wall decor, and a sofa/chaise that is covered in indian pillows....oh yeah and my hooka of course!


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Post by: Giddiup222 on August 21, 2010 10:13:30 AM
awe man! I haven't been watching this thread for a few days! You posted pictures! I'm glad you like it! I didn't know if you could tell or not but that brown ceramic plate with the pentacle on it is actually for your love of patchouli :) Its an inscence burner! That was the peice that caused the delay in shipping. It has to fire in the kiln for hours and was left overnight. I guess it set off the fire alarm and the it had to be shut off. But alls well that ends well!
I can't wait for the next hippy swap!


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Post by: Gypsysoul_ on August 21, 2010 11:50:51 PM
I love it!  I actually gave it, it's first run with some Nag champa!  it's perfect


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Post by: morrigan_le_faye on August 22, 2010 01:28:32 AM
I'm back from my short trip to Milano and I can show you what a wonderfull package I received from holistic kitter! :D

I got these cute candle holders:

Aren't they pretty? I love them! They'll go I the garden or maybe in the window, I don't know yet.

Then she made me a really cool set of jewelery:



And the best thing: I got another anklet! :D :D :D I really LOVE anklets!

And...tatatataaaaaa... the piece de resistance:




I got a really beautiful triangel shawl! IMG, I love it soooo much! I wanted one of these for ages!
I got some yummy cookies, too. But they have been eaten on my journey yesterday.. So, no pics of them.. :-\

Thank you soooo much, holistic knitter! You've been a great partner and this swap has been so much fun! :-*


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Post by: holistic knitter on August 22, 2010 03:37:48 AM
Glad you liked it all - thanks for being a great partner ;0)


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Post by: hawkeyes_girl on August 22, 2010 03:50:52 AM
If I had a wist, I'd add that shawl....that would be perfect for Samhain!


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Post by: Samsara on August 28, 2010 11:58:50 AM
Oo, a couple of lovely packages there!! I love that shawl, and the needle case and elephant pillow are gorgeous!!

Hello folks! I'm back from my holiday and I can see that a couple more packages have been received - can we get pictures so we can all ooo and ahhh? This has been a great swap yet again - thanks for making it so wonderful people!  ;D


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 28, 2010 06:34:34 PM
That shawl is absolutely beautiful...I LOVE it!!!!  And it looks perfect with that necklace.  And those trees in the charms...very cool!!  Great package holistic knitter!!

Totally agree...we all rocked this swap!


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Post by: Samsara on August 31, 2010 09:18:34 AM
Well, we're waiting for the last two swappers to confirm receipt of their parcels and post photos and then we are done!  ;)