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Title: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on August 25, 2010 01:18:57 PM
SEND-OUTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th!!!!
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Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Sending Late
CONTACT ORGANZIER IMMEDIETLY


Winged_Soul                 -          Alexander-The-Great

JessySihk(sent late)                 -          thelastkodama

goldsheepbowl            -          sylvanna

seabound23              -          MizzKodak

kitkat_pro                  -          .:dollface:.

Doxie24_7           -          CraftyWereWolf

NostalgiaDeathmatch   -          banana_bomb

FinRaziel                  -          ellipsisdream Replacement Partner : Slingmomma

designedbyiggy           -         shadowbox

shadowstealer          -         waterbaby

shadowbox             -           ellipsisdream


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Bunbuns on August 25, 2010 01:25:50 PM
I am so sad that I missed this..I am going to go cry now.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: AlexPrime on August 27, 2010 12:17:57 PM
Yay! A gallery! Man, this swap is zooming by! I am not even close to being ready to send out!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on August 29, 2010 08:25:28 PM
My partner should be getting her package this week!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on August 30, 2010 08:03:33 PM
I need to finish 2 more things, I will send by the end of the week most likely


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on September 01, 2010 10:29:46 AM
I got my package today! I loved it! Everything was awesome! I'll post pictures tonight, because my car is in the alley, and the alley is two blocks over, and it's one hundred degrees out and I'm a lazy little crafter. But seriously! The jelly fish Lilly banner was awesome! I'm going to hang it on her door! 

-Shadowbox


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on September 01, 2010 05:57:56 PM






Lillian loved the banner. She said "thats says WeeWee" She can't say her L's though lol.



OCTOPUS TEA PARTY!



thats my daughter stealing that octopus.

Thank you so much! It was an awesome package!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 01, 2010 07:51:47 PM
I'll be ready to mail this Friday/Saturday I cannot wait!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: designedbyiggy on September 01, 2010 09:30:07 PM
really glad you liked it! xx


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: goldsheepbowl on September 02, 2010 06:59:43 AM
that's such an awesome package!!
The mug is so cute, and the banner for your daughter! Great job designedbyiggy!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 02, 2010 02:01:57 PM
I hope the Storm isn't too bad cos I really want to mail this asap. Long Island is getting A LOT of warnings so I am a bit worried.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Sylvanna on September 03, 2010 12:18:15 AM
Great package! The mug and embroidery are especially cute. I love the last pic  :D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on September 03, 2010 05:53:06 PM
I totally forgot to mention all the delicious candy! No pictures could be taken as it was all seized and consumed before I could even touch the camera. My husband took the twix, my daughter took the buttons, and I nommed that Mars bar without a blink.

Delicious!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 03, 2010 08:00:10 PM
The embroidery is awesome, I love it


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: seabound23 on September 04, 2010 07:06:53 PM
that mug is awesome! I'm just trying to finish up my last 2 and then once I get paid next week I'll be sending out! ;D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: kitkat_pro on September 06, 2010 10:20:49 AM
That is awesome I love the coffee cup :)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Slingmomma on September 08, 2010 04:08:49 PM
Awesome start to the gallery! I love the coffee cup and the little crocheted little guys!

I've gotten started on Fin Raziel's package!! I made the mistake of doing a search on Etsy for "cephalopod" and "Octopus" and found a whole bunch of stuff I want to make.... Going to be hard to narrow down my list! ;)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on September 12, 2010 10:15:05 AM
Very cute package! I really like the embroidery, and immediately began singing "Octopus' Garden."


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: designedbyiggy on September 13, 2010 09:57:32 AM
it may very well be my swap partners birthday but i certainly got the best present!!

after starting to worry it had not showed up i got a card under the door and it was my parcel!!!! stupid post office had opened it but i think everything was in it (as listed in your note).

The bestest necklace:



A little painting:


the sweetest little painted ocotopus:


a little crocheted jelly:



a picture frame:


The was also some made by labels and a lovely bar of chocolate which i have eaten fast before Ben stole it.

Thank you very very very much shadowbox and im sorry the pictures dont do your package justice.

i am still wearing the octopus necklace!!!

xxxxxx



Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on September 13, 2010 10:36:46 AM
I'm glad you like everything!  I'd actually never tried painting on fabric before this, but after the painted-plushie, I'm sort of addicted.  This swap was so much fun :)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: goldsheepbowl on September 13, 2010 11:03:48 AM
That's a really sweet package! Everything is lovely :D great job ShadowBox


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on September 13, 2010 02:26:51 PM
I figured I'd post a few of the pictures I took of the swap I sent. I didn't get any of the frame, though :(



I've actually used this painting to make some really neat andy-warhole type graphic arts.



This is the very first amigurumi I have ever done. I have since made several more. Jelly fish are fun, you don't actually have to work from a pattern. I just winged it.



I'm addicted to painting on fabric now. I actually ended up making a gnome painted plushie for the gnome swap because this turned out so well.



About a year ago I made a blue one of these guys.  It was a hit, and every one seems to love it.  This is the second one I've ever made, so it's pretty unique. I think it kind of looks like Cthulu.



Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: AlexPrime on September 13, 2010 10:29:55 PM
Ahh! That looks fantastic! I absolutely adore that Octopus necklace! It really does look like Cthulhu! I have never done painting on fabric (outside of shirt-stenciling). I'll have to give it a try sometime!

And warning! Amigurumi can get VERY addicting! The first major thing I ever crocheted was a little bird, and I was hooked (pun alert!).

I love all the swap items so far! Of course, it is nearly impossible to go wrong when it involved tentacles!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on September 13, 2010 11:17:52 PM
Did any one notice that I have crafster opened on my computer in the background of the amigurumi jelly fish picture? I swear, I always have crafster opened.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Sylvanna on September 14, 2010 12:09:51 AM
Wow! That's an amazing package - I love that necklace...seriously...love!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: goldsheepbowl on September 14, 2010 02:26:07 AM
Did any one notice that I have crafster opened on my computer in the background of the amigurumi jelly fish picture? I swear, I always have crafster opened.

Lol, me too! i even open new tabs when i'm going to a different site because i dont want to go away from here ;)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: FinRaziel on September 14, 2010 06:31:27 AM
awesome work shadowbox! your paintings are really great, and thats a super impressive first amigurumi! hope you had a nice bday :)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: designedbyiggy on September 14, 2010 10:48:25 AM
your pictures were about 900 X better than mine. payday = camera

xx


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 14, 2010 03:51:43 PM
I'm glad you like everything!  I'd actually never tried painting on fabric before this, but after the painted-plushie, I'm sort of addicted.  This swap was so much fun :)


How did you make that amazingly beautiful be ace, I tried making one but I failed epically.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: ellipsisdream on September 15, 2010 01:07:23 PM
what an awesome package! I really like all the things you made, especially the necklace. I tried making a necklace, but it turned out horribly lol


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Slingmomma on September 15, 2010 01:45:16 PM
I love that painting! You did so awesome on it! And I wouldn't even know where to start making a necklace like that! I can sew and crochet anything but apparently clay and I aren't on a friendly stage yet ;) lol

I made something for my partner last night.... I used some really thin_____ and it came out just over 3 inches! Oh its so awesome! And its funny how something so tiny can take so long! :D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: seabound23 on September 15, 2010 08:22:11 PM
oh my goodness what a wonderful package! that necklace is pretty rad! and the little plushie....so cute! :)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on September 15, 2010 10:08:14 PM
For the fabric painted plushy, I had to do it in layers. I started out with like, a really watered down pink, so watered down that it was actually see-through, and did the shape.  Then I painted the edges with a darker red-pink and smudged it with a really wet paint brush inward, letting it fade until it was really light in the center. Then I went around the edged with a pen.  It took one or two tries, but once you have it, it's easy.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: seabound23 on September 16, 2010 09:57:31 AM
So I have the best swap partner EVER!  ;D I got my package today, and because I couldn't wait to get it off my porch, my dogs caused a commotion waking up my son and cutting into my valuable peace and quiet time. But it was soooo worth it! Thanks so much Mizz Kodak!

A super cute apron!


An awesome tote


The cutest cross stitch for my son (the glass broke but that's easily fixable!  :) )


And then, a cute decoupaged composition book (I was actually in the market for a new knitting notebook and she didn't even know!) A knitted octopus pillow guy (so soft) and the neatest fish (I'm assuming because I'm a pisces) along with some tats (which my son loves!) and a jar, that I presume has a cephalopod of some sort, but the water got murky :-\. Still awesome though!


now I have major swap anxiety...not sure if mine's going to measure up! Thanks again for everything!



Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 16, 2010 01:49:41 PM
I am so sad about the glass breaking, and the jar was supposed to be a snow glob and it had red and yellow tentacles that swayed when you turned the jar upside down. I did extensive research and follow all the instructions on homemade snowglobes. I'm pissed and sad. I'm glad you like it Kara, I had a hard time not making more stuff for you and your babe.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: JessySihk on September 17, 2010 11:22:09 PM
I got my stuff from TheLastKodama! =] She sent a wonderful package, I love everything!
I have been super busy for weeks but will try to post pictures ASAP!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: .:dollface:. on September 19, 2010 01:43:26 PM
I just realized we had a gallery!!  ::)

great work so far!!! i love everything! especially the embroidery!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap! SEND-OUTS TODAY!
Post by: shadowbox on September 20, 2010 07:09:27 AM
I need DC#'s from the following people by tonight, and we'll have had an awesome, easy, fantastic swap!

Winged_Soul
Alexandra_The_Great  (sending late)
KitKat_Pro
.:dollface:.
CraftyWereWolf
NostalgiaDeathMatch
banana_bomb
Slingmomma  (sending late)
shadowstealer
waterbaby

Let me know if your sending late, so I can mark you down! It happens, and we all understand, but I don't want to mistake you for a *gasps* FLAKER.

Because Flakers go to Craft Hell, where you have spend all your days picking glitter off of wool sweaters.  Just saying. No one wants that.



Title: Re: Cephalopod swap! SEND-OUTS TODAY!
Post by: Slingmomma on September 20, 2010 07:54:59 AM
Oh you will definitely get mine today :D I just have some running around to do then it will be sent this afternoon!!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap! SEND-OUTS TODAY!
Post by: FinRaziel on September 20, 2010 11:03:05 AM
wow slingmomma, you are amazing for finishing so quickly, with like a month less than the rest of us! you are a craft rockstar for sure  :) 


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap! SEND-OUTS TODAY!
Post by: Doxie24_7 on September 20, 2010 01:57:53 PM


Because Flakers go to Craft Hell, where you have spend all your days picking glitter off of wool sweaters.  Just saying. No one wants that.



I LOVE this!!! ("Glitter IS the herpes of the crafting world" ~Demetri Martin). I worked at Michael's for a good chunk of my working career and it's just all too true.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 21, 2010 11:02:20 AM
I am airing for my package to get here I am so anxious.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: goldsheepbowl on September 23, 2010 07:17:23 AM
Heres my fabulous package from Sylvanna!!!!!!
First up a cute treasure chest complete with a mini octopus and seaweed :D


Here is the treasure it contained! cute earrings


and a sweet squid necklace :D it's so tiny is the squid!


She sent me not one but TWO cute embroideries!
My boyfriend approves too, especially of the orange octopus :) the eyes are really cute, and the squid is just so sweet with the bow



A little octopus decoration ;D


And the final thing, an AWESOME octopus tote bag!!! Look it's holding bags and shoes!!! :D


Thanks again Sylvanna for such an awesome package, i love it, and i'm glad you love yours too, can't wait to see photos ;D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Sylvanna on September 23, 2010 10:57:53 AM
I'm glad you like everything - this swap was seriously a joy to make for :)

I'm still stuck at work...grrr...but will get photos taken today or tomorrow as I love my package sooo much  :)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: FinRaziel on September 23, 2010 11:14:39 AM
nice package sylvanna!  i love the squid necklace


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: banana_bomb on September 23, 2010 12:15:19 PM
The treasure chest is such a great idea.
Great loot all around. ( pun intended)

I really hope my parcel gets to its destination quick, its been over a week since I sent it. :-\


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: FinRaziel on September 23, 2010 12:20:21 PM
me too banana bomb, i sent mine last tues.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 23, 2010 04:28:13 PM
Ive received my most awesome package from my partner Seabound23, here it goes

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5019101746/" title="IMG_1433 by TheAltHooker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5019101746_9628558455.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1433" /></a>




<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5018496029/" title="IMG_1435 by TheAltHooker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/5018496029_44511f6ca4.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1435" /></a>




<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5019101812/" title="IMG_1434 by TheAltHooker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5019101812_5e07d6d86b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1434" /></a>



I love everything and even the box came decorated with tentacles!!!!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5019102116/" title="IMG_1440 by TheAltHooker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/5019102116_9f9f7c926b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1440" /></a>




<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5018496255/" title="IMG_1441 by TheAltHooker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5018496255_d0e5c3fff1.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1441" /></a>


thank you so my partner I really love everything!!!!!



I have no idea how to post pics on here, sorry


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Lady Lovecraft on September 23, 2010 04:38:12 PM
You have to copy and paste the links to the images that start and end with [ I M G ] and [ / I M G ]
(Without the spaces)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on September 23, 2010 04:50:19 PM
Here's craftster's photo guide: https://www.craftster.org/craftsterguide.html#anchor5b


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 23, 2010 05:32:36 PM
I don't have a computer or Internet right now so I did tue best I could with library computers. By the time I get out of work the library is closed and my iPhone won't let me post pics. Thank you for posting the link I will save it and use it for next time:)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Winged_Soul on September 23, 2010 08:02:29 PM
So I got my amazingly awesome package from Alexandra-the-great yesterday!! I was so exhausted from work, but it made me so happy!!! I took pictures today!! Prepare for awesomeness!!
First off I about went into a wiggling spazz fit when I saw these two little guys. Meet Hector:

And meet Cleo:

They are so precious and I love the colors!! This might make me start crocheting. I hugged them.

But wait there's more!!! She also made me a needle holder for my knitting needles which I really really needed! She did an amazing job embroidering this! I'm so impressed!!

And a close up of the squid.

And here it is in action:

She also sent me some really cute octopus stickers! Here is the whole group together:

Overall this is a super awesome package!!! I love it!! I couldn't be happier!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: AlexPrime on September 23, 2010 10:56:10 PM
Yay! I'm so glad you liked the package!! And I am glad it arrived safely! I always get this stupid Swap Anxiety whenever I send my package!

It was extremely difficult parting from the Squid and Octopus! I had to practically tear myself away from them! As well as the knitting needle book (and I don't even knit!). It was such fun making it all, though. The needle book was the first real thing I have ever embroidered, but I learned a ton while doing it!

Anyways, this was an awesome swap! And the package you sent me is en-route! It should be here soon! ;D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 24, 2010 02:26:14 AM
Those 2 little guys are so adorable, and the need holder is so well done, nice presents!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Slingmomma on September 24, 2010 01:49:39 PM
I got my fabulous package from FinRaziel yesterday but all the TV premieres prevented me from taking pictures then the boyfriend shut off the computer before I got a chance to post so once I send my little monster son to bed I will post my lovelies!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Doxie24_7 on September 24, 2010 04:18:24 PM
Everything looks great so far. I can't wait to get my package. I hope my partner also got my package alright.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Slingmomma on September 24, 2010 07:11:36 PM
Here is the pictures of the awesomeness I recieved!

First up is the little box and some little goodies!


A couple pins and some extra charms that I am pumped to use! And the pin with the octopus charm will be going right onto my winter coat this year!



An AWESOME Jelly fish! We are going to save this one for my son for Christmas because he will think its the greatest thing!



Then the coolest Cuttlefish! I don't know where you got this pattern but it is awesome!

Thanks so much again! You did and AMAZING job for your first swap!!! I can't wait for you to get my package! Oh and I hope you all don't mind my kitty Tyson in the shots ;)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: grnelf on September 24, 2010 08:56:38 PM
these are fantastic


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: goldsheepbowl on September 25, 2010 12:32:37 AM
that pirate squid is so cool!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Sylvanna on September 25, 2010 05:39:41 AM
So I received the most amazing package from goldsheepbowl this week - and on my birthday- perfect timing!  :D I feel like I got totally spoit and LOVE everything...I don't think I can pick a fav.

The first thing I opened was a fast food container (such a cute idea!) and inside...this sushi necklace...(I love sushi)..



Next thing I came to were these tentacle earrings...so nicely made...



As if that wasn't enough tentacle based jewellery fun, I then got to this necklace...



Which is HUGE and I just love it!! I just need to get enough courage to wear it to work now  :D

Next was this phone case, which my new phone fits in very happily...



I love the material..so fun. So next, I love all things vampire related, so an Octopire brooch is just about the cutest thing ever..



Next was an adorable hoop...the very first addition to my new hoopla wall  :)



And then there was more (I know!!)...2 amazing paintings, I haven't decided where these are going yet, but I love them...





Thank you soooo much - everything is perfect!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 25, 2010 07:39:31 AM
Wow you got super spolied, I love the tentacle earrings and the octopus necklace, and the paintings are super cute!!!! Your partner is awesome :)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: goldsheepbowl on September 25, 2010 10:35:34 AM
I didn't even know it was your birthday, which made it more awesome :D
I'm so glad you love everything! I just loved making all that for you ;D

it was one of them Chinese takeaway boxes, which i thought would be funny with the sushi necklace :D
And it's awesome we both started each others hoop walls by accident :D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: banana_bomb on September 25, 2010 02:00:26 PM
Totally got my package yesterday!
Wow! It is awesomely awesome, yes this package deserves two three awesome's in the same sentence.
Thank you so much NostalgiaDeathMatch! ;D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: JessySihk on September 25, 2010 05:34:27 PM
My partner was TheLastKodama! And she was wonderful!
I will have her package out hopefully soon this coming week! I have been sooooo super busy!
I got her package last week and Im just now getting the photos up!
Here it all is:

A really cool shirt I think she appliqued herself =] Very cool! I love it!


And them some other cool stuff! A brown silky box she hand painted, a cute tea wallet!, a pair of tentacle earrings and a cute jellyfish necklace =D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: .:dollface:. on September 26, 2010 03:18:22 PM
Get your wist buttons ready!!
I received an unbelievable package from kitkat_pro!! 


unfortunately the little pendant on the washcloth was broken when it arrived, but I'm hoping I can put it back together with some super glue *fingers crossed*

from back left clockwise:
Clock
Hand bound book
Washcloth
Pendant
Drawstring bag (which is in my purse with my drop spindle! it's the perfect size)

Thank you thank you thank you!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: kitkat_pro on September 26, 2010 05:17:50 PM
I'm so glad you like your package, but that sucks that the pendent broke :( if you can't fix it let me know and I can send you a new one.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 28, 2010 06:36:45 AM
I wonder when we will get our feedback?


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Winged_Soul on September 28, 2010 11:17:39 AM
Dude, everyone has made such amazing things!! It's like I want to collect them all! :-D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on September 28, 2010 11:46:28 AM


got this fabulous guy in the mail a few days ago, but I only just got to posting pictures.  It also came with TWO AWESOME OCTOPUS PAINTINGS! And a journal, with cute octo-illustrations.  The journal has been made into my wedding book and is at my mother in laws, and the paintings, I am sad to stay, have been stolen by my thriving toddler who loves octopuses even more then I do.  They have yet to be seen, but I have an idea.  She's sneaky.

Anyways, I love this little bugger.  My husbands been eying him up though, so I have to hide him now.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: NostalgiaDeathmatch on September 28, 2010 04:21:57 PM
I got my stuff today!!!! :D :D :D

The postman actually almost lost it, because I missed it yesterday and had to go pick it up this morning. Took him ten minutes to find it. :P

Anyway! LEWTZZZ:


Super cute Little Mermaid skirt! It's my favorite disney movie~ :D

detail of squid applique on the skirt!

Hairbow! I'm wearing the skirt and the bow right now~ Eeeee. xD

Adorable coooooastersssss. This squid is my favorite. <3

Octopus and pompoms! I haven't decided what to name him yet. He came with a cute story too, but I couldn't get a good picture of it.

Everything is great!! Thank you soooo much banana_bomb!

Hope for pictures of my stuff soon, all the ones I took got deleted on accident. :(


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: banana_bomb on September 28, 2010 06:22:34 PM
Glad you liked it.

So happy the skirt fits I was ever so anxious about that.

Unfortunately the world appears to be against me and these photos. My computer won't allow them to load, my camera didn't want to take pictures, and now I've got stupid Strep throat so can't get to a decent working computer until Thursday evening.  >:( .

By Friday I should have pictures up. Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: NostalgiaDeathmatch on September 28, 2010 07:03:00 PM
Aww, sorry to hear you got sick! Hopefully you get better soon.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Lady Lovecraft on September 28, 2010 11:06:08 PM
The skirt style is SO friggin' cute! The other day in Sociology someone brought up The Little Mermaid and how after she wrote an essay on it and realized how terrible it is sociology, it's no longer her favorite movie. Some interesting stuff. ;P haha.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on September 29, 2010 10:15:12 AM
The coasters are awesome and the skirt is da bomb!!!!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: NostalgiaDeathmatch on September 29, 2010 10:37:10 AM
I love love loooove the skirt. And the main reason it's my favorite is for Ursula, because she is my favorite villain ever. I'm so sad that they don't have any villains walking around disney land... at least, none I saw. Maybe it's just Florida. At least I saw some on the floaaaats. xD


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: waterbaby on September 29, 2010 10:49:09 PM
shadowstealer's package has made its way down the Pacific coast, and I now present to you the cephalopodery I have received....

Two paintings, each one on 9x12 canvas board:

 

The octopus was done freehand; the squid was a "failed" image transfer she saved by painting over the lines.

A strand of chainmaille (about five inches) in an intricate pattern called...Octopus Lace!  I really like her use of the two colors, which I think both highlights and enhances the detailed design.



And a few pages of antique oceanic graphics, including the squid image which became one of the paintings.



The paintings are currently on display in my sea-themed bathroom:



Thanks for crafting for me, shadowstealer!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: FinRaziel on September 30, 2010 06:40:13 AM
shadowstealer, that chainmaille is cool! it odes kinda look like octopus lace in a metally way. i love it. and your painting rock as well.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: AlexPrime on October 01, 2010 02:54:20 PM
I have finally gotten around to posting the pictures of the fantastic package that Winged_Soul sent me! :D Sorry for the delay! I received it Monday, but I am getting ready to start my job and had to do a Nursing Delegation class!

Here are the pictures!

Everything was inside this absolutely WONDERFUL treasure-chest box! It looks small in the pictures, but it is actually Huge!! I squealed out loud, since I have been trying to find something to store my Embroidery things in, and this is perfect for it! I love boxes! There are tentacles going all around the box!



And on the bottom, the Octopus!  ;D



Inside the box was:


A CTHULHU HAT! I am a huge, huge, HUGE fan of Cthulhu, and the fact that I now have him in hat-form is awesome! Hats are my absolute favorite accessory! I have a ton and I wear them all the time! And the hat is super soft, too!

Next was a little octopus box, which I thought was adorable! Inside of that, there were two Octopus rings! But I couldn't seem to get a good shot of those! :/



Finally, and I couldn't believe it:



Tentacle JEANS! I am in absolute love with these! They fit perfectly! I wore them around yesterday and I got a ton of compliments on them!! They are fantastic! It is pretty perfect, because one of my pairs of jeans has gotten a bit too worn out! Now I have a new pair!

Also, not pictured, Winged_Soul added a bag of chocolates, but those have since been eaten and I was unable to take a picture! They were absolutely delicious, however!!

Thank you sooo much, Winged_Soul! You were an awesome Swap Partner!!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowstealer on October 01, 2010 05:37:01 PM
I got my wonderfully amazing package this morning!! The post man just left it outside my house, and I walked past it a few times before noticing it!

But heres what I recived (in its awesome-ness!!)

So whens a fish not a fish? When its a cuttle fish!! (or cuddle fish !)

So soft and purple! I LOVE purple!! And he came with an awesome fact sheet all about cuttle fish too! (which I forgot o take a picture of)

Next up is; a cute and cuddly little octopi family! There's three of them, there so CUTE!


And an amazing jelly!


This is just too awesome;
Octopi Earrings!


And an octopi necklace!;


Group shot!! Im in the process of eating thouse cookies right now!


Thank you Waterbaby! Its absolutly awesome!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: goldsheepbowl on October 01, 2010 05:43:09 PM
wow! all the recent packages are awesome! Everyone is so talented in this swap :D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: shadowbox on October 01, 2010 07:53:32 PM
Your packages are so awesome that I can't even chastise you all for going well and beyond the swap 2 point set. WICKED AWESOME PEOPLES.


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Winged_Soul on October 01, 2010 08:57:26 PM
I could not be helped. The cephalopod fever was running through my veins. And apparently everyone else's, amazing job everyone!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on October 02, 2010 08:11:14 AM
Everything has been so awesome, the tentacle jeans are so rad!!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: banana_bomb on October 02, 2010 11:11:47 AM
Finally Pictures of my package from NostalgiaDeathmatch.

First the Octopus I decided to name Hector:




Next some pretty rad magnets that my roomies love:


And a little GLOW in The DARK squid which is so cute:


And a little bottle with another glow in the dark squid:


A beautifully cross stitched squid. My mouth dropped when I saw it  :o:
 

STICKERS ;D


gummy melon candies- they were quite delicious:



I was definitely spoiled on this. Thanks a huge bunch NostalgiaDeathmatch


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: NostalgiaDeathmatch on October 02, 2010 12:19:55 PM
Eeee <3
Still so glad you liked everything. ;D I really should have ironed that cross stitch, though. Oh well...

I can't decide if the mermaid sticker is my favorite, or if it's the giant squid vs. whale one... xD


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: MizzKodak on October 03, 2010 07:27:13 AM
The Xstitch is amazing I really really like it, great job!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: FinRaziel on October 04, 2010 08:10:54 AM
i have pics to post of my lovely package that came from slingmomma last week! i took them last night but had trouble resizing them, ill try to post tonight with the help of my boyfriend... i have no technology skills :(


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: NostalgiaDeathmatch on October 04, 2010 12:22:20 PM
i have pics to post of my lovely package that came from slingmomma last week! i took them last night but had trouble resizing them, ill try to post tonight with the help of my boyfriend... i have no technology skills :(

Were they too big? Craftster automatically resizes pictures to fit the page, I think, but I'm not entirely sure. :)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: kitkat_pro on October 04, 2010 06:22:22 PM
 I received package, that is stated 1 of 2, from dollface



I LOVE everything the paintings are great and my daughter stole the knit jelly fish and I LOVE the heart shaped tentacle necklace.

I can't wait to see what comes in package 2, because this package was great :D


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on October 04, 2010 06:41:26 PM
The tentacle heart is so cute!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: FinRaziel on October 04, 2010 07:23:42 PM
okay hopefully i'll be able to get these to post! here is the package i got last week from my awesome swap angel slingmomma.

a baby octopus crochet and some really neat earrings that slightly resemble a cephalopod. (i couldnt get a good pic of them but they are super cute):



an octopus towel that im gonna hang in my bathroom:



an awesome embriodery of an octobunny, the coolest creature ever!:



and not photographed is some much coveted canadian candy that was eaten much too quickly :)

thanks so much slingmomma!!!!


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on October 13, 2010 01:57:10 PM
That embroidery is adorable!

I got a very cool package from JessySihk today. First, a tentacle stamp like the one I had on my wists!



Then an awesome pin:



And a kick-ass necklace:



Action shot!



Thanks again JessySihk :)


Title: Re: Cephalopod swap!
Post by: JessySihk on October 13, 2010 02:20:45 PM
Your welcome! =] Sorry i sent so late!
The necklace looks great on you!