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Title: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 02, 2011 08:00:32 PM
I cannot wait to see what important things you've all made :)



Original Thread is here... https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369492.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369492.0)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Myrdda on February 02, 2011 09:08:35 PM
with ultimate humility, I will be lurking to haunt the gallery. I will, however, cover one eye to retain partial sight lest I be blinded by the awesome awesomeness of the crafting. And request to know ... when is round two?


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: najaorama on February 03, 2011 07:35:37 AM
can't wait to see


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rantyhippie on February 03, 2011 07:46:40 AM
awesome! I can't wait!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 03, 2011 07:50:29 AM
with ultimate humility, I will be lurking to haunt the gallery. I will, however, cover one eye to retain partial sight lest I be blinded by the awesome awesomeness of the crafting. And request to know ... when is round two?

Round 2? I'm not sure. I'm swamped with terribly important things so it might be long while before I had a chance to get to it. BUT some other terribly important person might pick up the terribly important cause and host  ;)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: DanniQuee on February 03, 2011 09:48:22 AM
I can't wait to see what sort of terribly wonderful things all of us terribly important people made!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: MissingWillow on February 04, 2011 06:55:26 AM
I'm here, with my wisting fingers at the ready.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Ramona Q on February 04, 2011 04:29:18 PM
I received from Rackyoo! She has surpassed my high expectations and I feel incredibly important. Here is a photo of all the gifts.



I will state what the tags say as we going.
Number one says: If you're gonna be the queen, you've got to sport the gear. Wear this crown angled jauntily on your royal noggin, and show everyone who's boss.



Here is an action shot:


Next is: You are way to important to have to keep up with tiny details: maybe this will help.

It says "I am way to important for this sh*t"

Here's the back:

It says important. And it's a notebook just incase you couldn't tell.

On to number three: It's your mantra, and you don't cares who knows it. Say it loud, say it proud, hang it up with pride.

I love it so much!  I say this all the time.

This package has made my day! Thank you so much Rackyoo!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 04, 2011 04:53:29 PM
HILARIOUS!

Love it all :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: amaryllisroze on February 04, 2011 05:24:32 PM
Look Racky! A cat is wearing your crown!  :D

Everything is awesome!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: DanniQuee on February 04, 2011 09:28:26 PM
Well done! I need one of those eff that ess plaques for my own home. :D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: kyerinn on February 04, 2011 10:10:11 PM
I am loving the photo of the crown on your cat!  ;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: I Sew Cute on February 05, 2011 01:01:11 AM
Fabulous swap package! I think this swap is hilarious & despite the warning, may be lurking in the gallery as well.  :D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on February 05, 2011 05:44:23 AM
OMG, I love that your cat has decided that it's royalty! That is hilarious! I'm glad everything got there OK. It had to; it was important.  ;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: cackle on February 05, 2011 10:37:11 AM
Love everything! I think your cat has its priorities straight!  :D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 07, 2011 08:17:00 AM
Thanks to your post Racky, I figured out there was somethnig to see in the gallery!! A great package as always, and your sense of humor never disappoints!  :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on February 07, 2011 08:31:45 AM
Thanks! Oh, and if anyone wants to see the plaque uncensored, I posted it here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372172.0), with simple instructions on how you can make it at home.  :D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rlynn on February 07, 2011 08:46:54 AM
How did I MISS this!! Eek!  I love the little crown and the notebook and the plaque!  Everything is so fabulous!!!  I think the plaque is my favorite though.  Heh. 



Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alteredmommy on February 07, 2011 09:25:43 AM
he,he LOVE the plaque!!  and the "royality" kittie pic (being terribly important must make for a calm cat :D)!!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: najaorama on February 07, 2011 01:00:34 PM
so cool. love the crown


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Thrynity on February 09, 2011 12:29:46 PM
After getting the terribly important flu, I am finally able to post pictures! I was hoping to get some lovely shots of my medals glistening in the sun, but alas, the weather is simply not cooperating. Surely it knows how important I am? And yet it is still cloudy! The audacity. I received from RantyHippie and everything was just perfect!

First, a distinguished banner/wall-hanging bearing my important title: Princess Von FancyPants. I think I might frame it, but I haven't decided yet.



And a close-up...

I love embroidered toile, always. Fabulous.

Then came all of my lovely wearables, with which to declare my importantness.


I'm number 1! I'm number 1!

Finally, the pièce de résistance! Gorgeous jewelry and fabulous medals! I am obsessed with old costume jewelry, so these are perfect for me. The heart earrings are so sweet, too! J'adore! (I've decided to speak French. It is because I am important, and can switch languages whenever I feel like it.)



Thank you so much! These pictures simply don't do all of these fabulously important things justice.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 09, 2011 12:37:51 PM
Terribly important package! Those medals are inspired :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: najaorama on February 09, 2011 02:03:29 PM
luuuuuuuv the medals. What a great idea!!!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: DanniQuee on February 09, 2011 02:26:53 PM
What a remarkably fabulous package! It's clear that you are terribly important, despite what the sun may think!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: kyerinn on February 09, 2011 09:34:03 PM
I, too, am amazed at those medals! What a great idea! :D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: margiej on February 09, 2011 09:49:41 PM
Such a great package!  I'd love to steal some of your ideas! 


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rlynn on February 09, 2011 11:23:12 PM
Another lovely package.  I like the medals as well!

Such a great package!  I'd love to steal some of your ideas! 

Margiej, the terribly important don't steal...you would simply be appropriating the ideas!   ;)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on February 16, 2011 08:27:03 PM
Okay - so here we go....my goodies from the spectacular Cackle.  First to come out of the box was HRH's Royal decree, commending me on my craftiness.  I can't wait to go out and get a frame for this because I love it so much and I plan on hanging it directly over my sewing machine.  I hope you can read it on here - it is seriously hilarious.

Next was this cute little box....

...which contained these fabulous medals as a testiment to my craftiness. (And "handiness".)  ;)


And finally....how could I possibly feel very important without the crucial head gear?  Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, a very important SOB.  :)


Thank you Cackle - this was such a fun package!!!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 16, 2011 11:14:13 PM
You MUST be important! Just look at that gorgeous stuff! I'm a little in love with all of it :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rlynn on February 16, 2011 11:27:00 PM
What a beautiful crown and I love the medals!  The Royal Decree is hilarious!  So fab!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on February 17, 2011 07:55:44 AM
Ooo, I love that crown, and the medals are fab!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alteredmommy on February 17, 2011 08:07:05 AM
fabulous crown!!  The decree is most hilarious and awesome ;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: cackle on February 17, 2011 05:53:42 PM
Thanks for the kinds words, folks!  :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: I Sew Cute on February 18, 2011 07:10:16 AM
Oooh! Cackle! That decree is the cat's pajamas certainly! I only wish I was important enough to have such an honor bestowed upon me.   :)

I adore the sparkly costume jewel medals as well!

This is one of the best swaps I've never been a part of!  :D I'm not worthy!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 21, 2011 01:27:57 PM
We humble servants must bow down to the awesomeness and craft worthiness of these swap members...

of course they must show off the beautiful crowns and medals to keep us in our place...they are so worthy...

even their cats are worthy...

Perhaps in the future, we could arise to such an important state of being...we can dream!

love the decree...ha


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: icebyrd67 on February 21, 2011 09:28:33 PM
YAY!  my partner got my package over the weekend!  YAY!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: kyerinn on February 21, 2011 11:49:38 PM
YAY!  my partner got my package over the weekend!  YAY!

I did! And it's all so fabulous! I feel terribly important. :D

To all, feast your eyes on these wonderful wares...

icebyrd67 crafted a shirt for me, based on an item on my wist. I <3 it! The design is painted/silkscreened on and I can't wait to wear it, maybe to the next casual Friday at work.



Also included is a lovely unicorn hoop with my (admittedly mediocre) self-proclaimed title of "Maker of Things!" I am amazed at the detail. :)



And lastly, a gorgeous necklace proclaiming once more that I am a "Maker"..! I adore the simple elegance of this necklace.



Thank you SO MUCH for the swap, icebyrd67! I will be sending out your package this week and I do hope you like it as much as I loved mine. ;D



Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: cackle on February 22, 2011 06:06:57 AM
What a great package! Everything is so nicely done...but I especially like the 'Maker' necklace. What are the components made from? Looks great!  :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 22, 2011 06:19:09 AM
How lucky for you to have more than one title...besides Terribly Important SOB, the Maker of Things is indeed wonderful...especially on the unicorn hoop!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: icebyrd67 on February 22, 2011 07:27:24 AM
What a great package! Everything is so nicely done...but I especially like the 'Maker' necklace. What are the components made from? Looks great!  :)

Thank you!  It's replica typewriter keys connected by big jump rings.  I found a bunch of them in my stash.  I managed to use the rest of the letters i had left to make about 12 necklaces with dirty words.  =)  I'll have to put them up in the jewelry thread soon.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on February 22, 2011 07:35:53 AM
What a great necklace! I love the look of vintage type keys.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: najaorama on February 22, 2011 08:12:58 AM
Kyerinn, I don't know if you read science fiction but this reminded me of the Orson Scott Card books about Alvin "the" Maker. He keeps evil at bay by making things. Very cool. Favoriting that necklace.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: suereal on February 22, 2011 09:23:22 AM
I'm Wisting all 3 of those!  The Unicorn would make a great shirt too!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: kyerinn on February 22, 2011 10:11:32 AM
Kyerinn, I don't know if you read science fiction but this reminded me of the Orson Scott Card books about Alvin "the" Maker. He keeps evil at bay by making things. Very cool. Favoriting that necklace.

Ooh... I have not heard of this! I felt a bit silly for my title, being so simple and all. I really should have gone for something more Terribly Important! But my mind coule think of nothing other than "Maker of Things." ;D

I will have to look into this book, I do enjoy science fiction. Thank you for the tip! :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: kyerinn on February 22, 2011 10:14:45 AM
How lucky for you to have more than one title...besides Terribly Important SOB, the Maker of Things is indeed wonderful...especially on the unicorn hoop!

I am quite impressed by the unicorn hoop! :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: kyerinn on February 22, 2011 10:16:53 AM
What a great package! Everything is so nicely done...but I especially like the 'Maker' necklace. What are the components made from? Looks great!  :)

Thank you!  It's replica typewriter keys connected by big jump rings.  I found a bunch of them in my stash.  I managed to use the rest of the letters i had left to make about 12 necklaces with dirty words.  =)  I'll have to put them up in the jewelry thread soon.

Oh, do link us to that post here! I would love to see more of this style necklace. :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: DanniQuee on February 22, 2011 01:42:53 PM
What wonderful packages! The crown and that lovely necklace proclaim your terrible importance in a big way! ;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Knickertwist on February 22, 2011 03:57:31 PM
Big love for that "Maker" necklace... it's loverly.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rlynn on February 24, 2011 06:37:43 AM
I LOVE that necklace.  How fun!! 


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: I Sew Cute on February 24, 2011 08:34:41 AM
Loving the unicorn hoop!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: amaryllisroze on March 01, 2011 06:40:25 PM
DanniQuee sent me items fit for a queen bee!!

The big picture...
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/5490796590/)
The pin...
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/5490796502/)
The Queen Bee Shrine...
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/5490796188/)
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/5490201949/)
Detail of the wand...
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/5490796288/)

Thank you so much, Danni! You made me feel oh, so important!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: margiej on March 01, 2011 06:58:21 PM
Love this latest package and all of the previous ones!  I like the wooden spoon wand a lot.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on March 02, 2011 04:48:50 AM
I love, love, love, the Queen Bee wand! Also, that pin is way cool, and the shrine. How could I not mention the shrine?  :D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: cackle on March 02, 2011 05:55:23 AM
What a great package.....awesome shrine and pin! Love that wand and the color choices.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 02, 2011 06:37:55 AM
It was hard for me to avert my eyes from that incredibly humorous and one of a kind bee shrine...the entire queen bee theme was just wonderful!

I think the spoon wand would make any Terribly Important SOB be the ruler of her hive!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on March 02, 2011 07:04:14 AM
I'm pretty sure aroze will be whacking people with that bee spoon.  ::)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 02, 2011 07:12:07 AM
I'm pretty sure aroze will be whacking people with that bee spoon.  ::)
LOL - If that's the case, I think I may need a bee spoon!!  ;)
  Loving all the bee craftyness!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: amaryllisroze on March 02, 2011 07:13:34 AM
I have have a lot of plans that involve whacking people with that spoon!


I'm pretty sure aroze will be whacking people with that bee spoon.  ::)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: I Sew Cute on March 02, 2011 07:55:52 AM
The queen bee set is fantastic! Great colors & the shrine is such a great surprise when you open it! The queen bee is sweet!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: DanniQuee on March 02, 2011 08:44:27 AM
I have have a lot of plans that involve whacking people with that spoon!


I'm pretty sure aroze will be whacking people with that bee spoon.  ::)

Definitely made it with whacking people in mind, and to a lesser degree making demands while pointing it menacingly, mostly though it's for whacking.  ::)

Thanks for all the compliments, you've all made me feel like a very important crafter. Good thing Aroze had such a fun and queenly title for me to work with! ;)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: najaorama on March 02, 2011 09:19:03 AM
yes yes yes love the spoon.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 02, 2011 11:57:18 AM
whacking is good...  :D

Especially with hard wood  ::)  :o


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: DanniQuee on March 02, 2011 12:04:41 PM
whacking is good...  :D

Especially with hard wood  ::)  :o


;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alteredmommy on March 02, 2011 12:15:56 PM
Oh my...:D

Fantabulous package DanniQuee!  The pin is really nifty :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: amaryllisroze on March 02, 2011 12:22:51 PM
Hard wood does result in a satisfying thunk against an offender's noggin.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alteredmommy on March 02, 2011 12:26:36 PM
you've been testing it already?


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 02, 2011 12:50:07 PM
ha ha the queen has already used her "wand" on real subjects!!!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: MissingWillow on March 02, 2011 01:35:00 PM
All of this talk about hard wood and whacking is making me giggle...


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: cackle on March 03, 2011 10:00:49 AM
I just received a most awesome package from the illustrious thisbirdsabsurd!
Get your wisting fingers ready......

I present to you all, The Queen of Knick Knackery!


How wonderful is this?!!!



She is covered in wee charms and 'knick-knacks,' gotta love her!



My favorite little knick-knack.....a charming box that opens to store more knick-knacks!



I think she is perfect and I adore her. Thank you so much 'bird for being such an amazing swap partner, I couldn't ask for better!  ;D



Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: amaryllisroze on March 03, 2011 11:17:47 AM
Holy yowza!!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: najaorama on March 03, 2011 11:37:57 AM
very cool


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 03, 2011 11:55:41 AM
It is official...I have a new craftster crush!!!

The Queen of Knick Knackery is absolutely wonderful...what lovely teeth she has as well...so queenly white!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on March 03, 2011 11:58:54 AM
thisbird, you make THE COOLEST art dolls. I'm glad one of them lives with me.  ;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: margiej on March 03, 2011 12:26:51 PM
How fantastic!  I love it!   8) 8) 8)


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Post by: Knickertwist on March 03, 2011 01:40:32 PM
She's fantastical!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 03, 2011 08:48:55 PM
Awwww - thanks so much you guys - and cackle I'm so glad you like her - she was a lot of fun to make.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Ramona Q on March 04, 2011 07:16:45 AM
I've been avoiding this gallery until my crafting is done. Now it is done and what a treat! I love the spoon sceptre. And I art doll...va va voom! 


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: cackle on March 04, 2011 12:00:17 PM
I feel so lucky to have her!  ;D

thisbird, you make THE COOLEST art dolls. I'm glad one of them lives with me.  ;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: najaorama on March 04, 2011 01:26:02 PM
USPS, recognizing how important I am, delivered my package from margiej a day early just to make sure I would have it before I left on my very important honeymoon.
 
A zipperbag she hand dyed with sharpies and alcohol. I love this idea and can't wait to have the time to try it. Three pairs of beaded earrings. A darling silver crown, and the coups de gras (sp?) a patchwork skirt in purple and brown.


I love this skirt. Note how it just happens to go with the shirt I was wearing yesterday. it's going to be perfect to throw on over a bathing suit. Thank you so much margie. I posted your package today and gave them a thorough tongue lashing about how important you are and how important it is that you get it right away.


P.s. I made myself totally sick taking this picture but I wanted to show how twirly the skirt is.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on March 04, 2011 01:46:16 PM
What a great action shot, and such a cool way to dye a bag!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: margiej on March 04, 2011 02:34:18 PM
Oh Najorama, Most Worthy One!  I am so happy that you like the humble offerings I made.  I had fun making them, and am looking forward to receiving the package from you.  Have a great time in Hawaii!! :-* :-* :-*  Happy Honeymoon!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: cackle on March 04, 2011 03:41:28 PM
What a nice package! Pretty skirt and a great action picture!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 04, 2011 08:53:44 PM
How fun is that skirt!!  Woo hoo - twirl woman twirl!! ;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: kyerinn on March 04, 2011 09:34:24 PM
My partner received her package and asked that I post any pics while her camera is away, so here they are.

Below are the terribly important items that I sent to icebyrd67.

One of Icebyrd67's terribly important titles is the "Doer of Everything" at work. So I created a mini clipboard wall (cubicle?) hanging to let her co-workers know this.



She is also the "Countess of Cookies" amongst her friends, so I made her a couple of felt cookie barrettes.



I was completely smitten by the post of medals! So I had to try my hand at some.



I adore the wit of Anne Taintor's art collages, so I made a 2-sided sassy necklace. (Unfortunately, I only have a photo of one side.)



And finally, a pair of queenly earrings with a crown and "rule yourself" proclamation on the other.



This was such a fantastic swap, I loved it! Definitely one of my favorites to date. Thanks for organizing this! :D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: beckashell on March 05, 2011 02:40:04 AM
I received my package from rossie!! And it is most definitely worthy of my importance!



I received the most beautiful wall hanging. Which I forgot to take a photo of since I hung it up straight away. The colours are gorgeous! Photo coming soon...

Next up, an amazing paper-pieced/sewn/awesomeness creation, titled: The birth of Beckashell!
Unfortunately, the frame broke in the mail - apparently nobody has ever bothered to tell the postman just how important I am. Luckily, I have another frame the same size so i'll change it over asap.

I love the Harry Potter references!


Detail shots:




And I had to save the best until last... But i've just looked at the photos I had taken and i'm not happy with them. I am so in love with this final item that i'm not going no post sub-par photos. Hopefully you don't mind waiting for me to take some new ones tomorrow!! I promise it will be worth the wait. My family was in awe.

Rossie - you are absolutely incredible. Almost as much as I am!

THANK YOU!!  :D :D :D


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Post by: rackycoo on March 05, 2011 05:45:01 AM
OK, I love all the important jewelry and medals that kyerrin sent, and the "Birth of Beckashell" is just inspired! That is such a great idea, and so well done. I can't wait to see what else you sent, rossie!


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Post by: najaorama on March 05, 2011 06:52:39 AM
love the little clip board!

And that wall hanging cracked me up!


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Post by: icebyrd67 on March 05, 2011 09:19:36 AM
thank you soooo much heather!  I loved the entire package!  My partner was totally awesome!


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Post by: rossie on March 05, 2011 02:30:31 PM
Colourful, fun, quirky, with a touch of fangirl geek... crafting for Beckashell was a gift.  I had a great time with this swap.  I'm just annoyed the stupid frame broke!  Grrrrr....


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Post by: cackle on March 05, 2011 04:23:20 PM
Love the "Birth of Beckashell." Can't wait to see the final piece...

Cookie cutter hair barrettes....sweet!


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Post by: MadelBlue on March 06, 2011 04:46:06 PM
I love the idea of this swap and all of the amazing things posted thus far. May just prompt me to get back into swapping again. That is, if I can spare some of my valuable time!


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Post by: Knickertwist on March 06, 2011 05:03:35 PM
Birth of Beckashell? Can't stand the awesomeness of that!


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Post by: I Sew Cute on March 06, 2011 11:34:20 PM
The birth of beckashell is truly divine! A work befitting to one so important & magnificent! Wow!


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 07, 2011 07:23:30 AM
That really is pretty inspired.  I love the idea and the combination of paper and stitching- awesomeness!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 07, 2011 08:17:35 AM
Those patchwork skirts are meant to be twirled in splendor!  What lovely colors and a nice thing to take on your important date (congrats!)...

love the fabric/stitching and the subject matter of the framed piece ( 50 lashes to the delivery company for their carelessness...off with their heads!)...

The cookie barrettes and earrings are wonderful...and I love the Doer of Everything...icybyrd67 must be very important to have so many titles... :D

very wonderful gifts to such important people...I am humbled by the magnificence!


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Post by: rlynn on March 07, 2011 11:21:23 AM
Love the bee scepter!!!  And the pin by Danniquee!
The Queen of Knick knackery is very lovely!
That skirt is so fun!   And Twirly!!! Yay!
The doer of everything mini clipboard wall hanging is fab!  More medals!  I am so in love with them!  I like seeing how everyone did theirs differently and yet they are all so cool!
The birth of beckashell is WONDERFUL!  Love it!  I am very curious what this last item is…
This swap gallery has certainly lived up to its potential of gloriousness!  I can’t wait to see more fabulous items! 


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Post by: margiej on March 07, 2011 12:52:13 PM
 :) :) I just opened the greatest package from Najorama!  She is planning to post pics when she gets back from her Hawaiian Honeymoon, but I'll tell you she sent a great package!  There is a fantastic Cowgirl hat that is decorated and is a fitting topper for me, Margarita de la Awesome!  Also an awesome pincushion, a zip bag, some great pencils with appropriate diamonds on the end (because I don't need an eraser, I don't make mistakes! of course!)  Also some wonderful sparkly candles, a 40 carat ring for my pinky, and some adorable note  cards that say "The Queen has arrived!"  Thank you so much! 
Sorry I can't post pictures, my personal assistant would normally take care of that task, but he was lured away from me by a fellow Craftster who shall remain anonymous!  I hope he is more loyal to you!


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Post by: rlynn on March 07, 2011 01:26:04 PM
Sounds like a spectacular package!  I can't wait to see photos! 


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 07, 2011 04:12:27 PM
 
Sorry I can't post pictures, my personal assistant would normally take care of that task, but he was lured away from me by a fellow Craftster who shall remain anonymous!  I hope he is more loyal to you!

Margie, I feel just the tiniest pang of guilt, but then I look at those abs - and poof!  -the guilt is gone.  ;)


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Post by: margiej on March 07, 2011 04:47:42 PM
ahhhhh, yes, those abs............ ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: rantyhippie on March 07, 2011 06:19:42 PM
I received from my partner today. I got:

- a painted mirror
- a magnetic notepad with a pen
-a crochet crown
-some hippie buttons
- and a really cute painting!


http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/ragrug1985/001-5.jpg


Thanks so much partner! I love everything!


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Post by: rossie on March 08, 2011 02:42:28 AM
LOVE that mirror!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 08, 2011 09:41:08 AM
I definitely need to know how to crochet a crown!  And a rainbow one, to boot!

Who was your crafty very important partner? Or is she suppose to be incognito? ;)



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Post by: Thrynity on March 08, 2011 10:10:36 AM
It was me! I made the crown by crocheting sock yarn over pipe cleaners. A little fiddly, but I think it turned out cute and it was definitely fun to make. It's obviously flat in the picture, I didn't want it to get smushed when I sent it!

I'm glad everything got to you safely!  ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 08, 2011 10:17:28 AM
oh thanks!  I think it is just adorable!


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Post by: edelC on March 10, 2011 05:36:24 AM
I totally missed the gallery!...and what awesomeness..some fabulous things there..for all you fabulous fabulous people...


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Post by: DanniQuee on March 10, 2011 11:01:30 AM
I received my terribly important package from amaryllisroze the other day but have been a bit lax in photo posting as things have been incredibly hectic with the closing on mine and the DH's first home coming up next week and my minions are nowhere to be found! Here is the fabulous loot she sent me, which will adorn the new home and proclaim my importance to any housewarmers or new neighbors who may stop by:

A wee bird to do my bidding and tell my secrets too:


A snazzy hat to wear while making important declarations:

(no action shot as my hair is an awful mess today!)

And the icing on the terribly important cake, a bunting declaring that I'm a VIP of the Terribly Important SOB variety:




Thank you so much for the wonderful swap, Aroze, you've made me feel oh so important. :D


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Post by: rackycoo on March 10, 2011 11:18:37 AM
That's such wonderful proof of your importance. I think I love the hat the most.  :)


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Post by: amaryllisroze on March 10, 2011 11:58:03 AM
If you move his little legs he will sit nicely. I'm glad you like everything! I really wanted to keep that bunting.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/5493711083/)

And a close up of one of the pennants.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/5494304446/)


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Post by: cackle on March 10, 2011 12:42:27 PM
Ooh, I love the wee birdie. And the hat. And the pennant is totally cool. Great colors...I love everything. I think the pennant might be my favorite.....no wait! Maybe the bird. But I really like the hat..................


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Post by: amaryllisroze on March 10, 2011 12:45:37 PM
I'm a teeny bit obsessed with G45 paper and paper rosettes right now, if you can't tell from that package.  :D


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Post by: cackle on March 10, 2011 12:50:02 PM
I'm a teeny bit obsessed with G45 paper and paper rosettes right now, if you can't tell from that package.  :D

Nah, really?  ;D  I love the paper. Is that le Cirque? You aught to post a wee tutorial on making the rosettes. They are fabulous.


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Post by: alteredmommy on March 10, 2011 12:56:19 PM
I am very enamoured of the crochet crown (genius to crochet around pipe cleaners!) and definitely need me some VIP bunting :)  Its so fun to come check out this gallery :)


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Post by: rlynn on March 10, 2011 01:31:25 PM
I LOVE the birdie!!! and that hat is amazing!  Some of you gals have some serious paper skills!


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Post by: amaryllisroze on March 10, 2011 01:44:03 PM
The rosettes are super easy. I just take a 12 inch strip (because that's long the paper comes) and cut off a piece that is about 1.5 inches wide (for the big size). Score it every .25 inch and then accordion fold it. Glue the ends together so it forms a tube, then set it upright on the table. Gather the top of it together and push down. It will naturally kind of collapse into the rosette shape. Glue a circle of paper to the backside and there you go! Paper rosette.


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Post by: rackycoo on March 10, 2011 01:54:29 PM
Now I have to make one.  :D


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Post by: amaryllisroze on March 10, 2011 02:01:32 PM
I bought a Martha Stewart "score board" that I use on them. It makes it super easy. (thank goodness for Michael's 40% off coupons!)



Now I have to make one.  :D


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Post by: rackycoo on March 10, 2011 02:28:18 PM
...and now I need one of those as well. I just made one without, and I could see a scoring board would make things go a lot faster.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 10, 2011 02:29:48 PM
What a wonderful way to establish yourself in your new home!  It is best to declare your importance early, especially before neighborhood barbecue season... :D

Wonderful items...the bunting is my favorite!


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Post by: amaryllisroze on March 10, 2011 02:41:16 PM
If you want to get super fancy you can cut V shapes in the edge and make it all pointy.



...and now I need one of those as well. I just made one without, and I could see a scoring board would make things go a lot faster.


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Post by: alteredmommy on March 10, 2011 04:06:49 PM
oooh a good use for the scoring board that I bought a while ago...I kind of forgot about it ::)


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Post by: cackle on March 10, 2011 05:44:57 PM
If you want to get super fancy you can cut V shapes in the edge and make it all pointy.



...and now I need one of those as well. I just made one without, and I could see a scoring board would make things go a lot faster.

Definitely need the scoring board. I just made a rosette and I think I could use one of those thingummies.


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Post by: margiej on March 10, 2011 07:48:42 PM
I've gotta learn some papercrafting stuff!  Great package!


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Post by: DanniQuee on March 10, 2011 08:49:23 PM
The rosettes are super easy. I just take a 12 inch strip (because that's long the paper comes) and cut off a piece that is about 1.5 inches wide (for the big size). Score it every .25 inch and then accordion fold it. Glue the ends together so it forms a tube, then set it upright on the table. Gather the top of it together and push down. It will naturally kind of collapse into the rosette shape. Glue a circle of paper to the backside and there you go! Paper rosette.

If only I knew it were that easy, the one that your ribbon is based on wouldn't have been a labor of hand folding and sewing paper to get it to hold its shape.  ::) Note to self: next Micheal's coupon is being used on a scoring board.


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Post by: edelC on March 11, 2011 02:26:14 AM
oh you terribly important people. Stop boasting about being close to Michaels.. *disgruntled pout*...us living here in no-craft-shop-land will just get a tad jealous..lol

aroze..i was actually wondering about the letters you used for that bunting??? It is so cool and I am definitely going to make me a VIP banner...Mind you Danni is a VIP so I am not as consumed with jealousy as I might be..lol


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Post by: amaryllisroze on March 11, 2011 04:02:24 AM
They are "Basic Grey" chipboard letters that I've had in a drawer for years (so I don't know if they still make them). I painted them first with gold acrylic and then gave them several coats of "Distress Stickles". I think used Antique Linen, Picket Fence and Rock Candy. It created nice muted, tarnished gold glitter finish. The best part about Stickles is that its glitter glue so it doesn't shed glitter everytime you breathe on it. The "Distress" kind has more of an almost pearly quality, rather than super shiny glitter. The bird's wings have the same treatment.

You can see it better in this picture, I think.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaryllisroze/5517347666/)



oh you terribly important people. Stop boasting about being close to Michaels.. *disgruntled pout*...us living here in no-craft-shop-land will just get a tad jealous..lol

aroze..i was actually wondering about the letters you used for that bunting??? It is so cool and I am definitely going to make me a VIP banner...Mind you Danni is a VIP so I am not as consumed with jealousy as I might be..lol


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Post by: cadet120433 on March 11, 2011 05:55:49 PM
I received from sailorgirlbonk on wednesday but have been terribly busy! I can't keep her wonderful wares from the gallery any longer.

The whole lot! I received two sets of pasties, a very cute crocheted mini top hat, a scarf (be jealous, it's handspun!), a knit headband, and a capelet. As far as the capelet is concerned, I can't understand why I haven't had one in my possesion until now, and have determined I need more of these in my life.. many more of these, so long as they live up to the awesomeness of this one.


I know it's a little hard to see, but the scarf has some really awesome blues and teals in it..

And a closeup of the accessories:


Thank you sooooo much sailorgirl! I feel more important already!!

Now I have to go show off my new goodies to hubby. I'm sure he'll agree with just how terribly important my package was ;)


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Post by: sailorgirlbonk on March 11, 2011 07:54:48 PM
I'm glad you liked everything! Just so you know, the capelet is reversible -- one side is leaf lace, the other is purls and knits in a cool branching pattern. :) Wear it with pride!


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Post by: rackycoo on March 13, 2011 07:48:42 AM
Finally, someone has recognized just how Terribly Important I am! Thanks to the amazing Ms. Ramona Q for helping to highlight my excellence.  ;D

Ramona Q sent me the greatest package. Lookie!
A blue ribbon! I came in first as the Craftiest Bitch. Was there really ever any doubt?


As a VIP, I do have rules. And this is one of my favorites. Ramona Q appliqued it on a pillow cover. This will reside in my craft room as a constant reminder to the minions: zip it!


And my absolute favorite item, this awesome image, framed in a vintage embroidery hoop. LOVE IT! This is either hanging on the wall or the door of the craft room. Seriously, this is as important as I am!


Thanks so much for this terribly important package, Ramona Q! It's the best. And thank you, knickers, for hosting such a fun swap.  :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2011 08:35:19 AM
Rackycoo, how great to be given items that hail you as the "Crafty Bitch" we all know and love! :D

The framed vintage hoop is absolutely perfect for you!  I am sure that all who enter your kingdom aka craft room will be impressed!


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 13, 2011 10:46:38 AM
Very cool scarf and I am also a fan of the crafty bitch hoop!  Great stuff!


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Post by: najaorama on March 14, 2011 08:03:32 AM
I'm back!
And here are pictures of what I sent the terribly important margiej.
First: A zipper bag and pin cushion in Mexican ceramic patterns (cuz she loves southwestern stuff), greeting cards for when she invites guest to play Texas hold'em, rhinestone pencils cuz everybody needs rhinestone pencils, and candles.


And finally a crown befitting the title "Margarita de la Awesome!"


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Post by: rackycoo on March 14, 2011 08:24:59 AM
That's great; I love the Texas crown!  :D


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Post by: margiej on March 14, 2011 04:18:14 PM
Thank you Naja!  I love it all!  I feel very Important and Special!  (of course!)


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Post by: edelC on March 17, 2011 06:55:15 AM
Firstly Happy St. Patricks Day from Ireland, for some reason the postal gods sent my package today, even though it is a bank holiday..and prepare to go appropriately green with envy!

our glorious leader sent the most awesomethings!

firstly this crown!..don't I look regal, Notice also the rosette, I had to wear it today as its green! and there were 3 of them in there...

(OK that is an awful picture of me..but a good one of my crown!)
I simply adore this shrine, it is a fitting tribute to my awesomeness, but its also awesome in its own right, I love shrines and this is a perfect addition to my collection!...

and i adore this card she made for me, this certifies me forever as being amazing, this is the back...


it is brilliant!
isn't she clever!..thanks so much knickertwist. this was such fun!



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Post by: rackycoo on March 17, 2011 07:08:00 AM
knickers, you have done it again! I love the crown (would love to see a closeup!) and the shrine and medals and the card are awesome. You have the most whimsical and fun imagination. Everything you make includes a touch of magic.

I might need a card like that.  :D


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Post by: amaryllisroze on March 17, 2011 07:31:06 AM
I think we all need cards like that so any time we're not being fully respected for our importantness, we can whip it out and prove how important we truly are!


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Post by: najaorama on March 17, 2011 07:32:42 AM
I think we all need cards like that so any time we're not being fully respected for our importantness, we can whip it out and prove how important we truly are!

I would flash mine at the DMV.


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 17, 2011 08:04:55 AM
Love it all!  That shrine is awesome!! :D


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Post by: alteredmommy on March 17, 2011 03:49:42 PM
indeed that card would be handy to carry about!  Love the little shrine :D


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Post by: rlynn on March 17, 2011 11:53:44 PM
I love the shrine.  I love the crown.  I love the card and the medals.  Oh such lovely signs of importance. 
Psst...we sort of did something similar but I'm not saying what...


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2011 04:26:56 AM
najaroma--the pincushion and bag are so lovely!  The fabric is gorgeous!
I laughed when I saw the Texas crown...it is definitely suited for a VIP!
And, of course the sparkly stuff is only for the most important people--did you buy those with the rhinestones and glitter or did you add them?

Edelc--you look regal in your green!  The crown and pin truly make you an important person!

The card is so necessary since so many people just fail to recognize important people anymore!

Lovely items all!


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Post by: Knickertwist on March 18, 2011 02:20:33 PM
Sorry about the pic quality here and the lateness in posting... I'm just barely alive (or it feels that way anyway). My throat feels like someone poured lava down it and I've completely lost my voice much to the delight of my awful husband and terrible child  :D EdelC sent some fantastically important bits so they've been put to good use, helping me to put those two brats in their place...

Sweet little extras


A gorgeous drippy necklace that screams how marvelous I am.


Some super cute earrings.


An awesome tote (the pics don't do it justice) which will get a great deal of use as I always carry a lot of important things with me :)


And finally... minions!
Yes! MINIONS!
 


Here's my favourite guy


Thanks EdelC! I love it all to bits :)


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Post by: rlynn on March 18, 2011 03:55:11 PM
EdelC, LOVE LOVE the minions!!  Also, that necklace is gorgeous!!!  You put together such a great package!


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Post by: kyerinn on March 18, 2011 06:47:31 PM
The shrine, the medals, the drippy necklace and minions... all so awesome! This is such an inspired swap, I love it! :D


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Post by: I Sew Cute on March 18, 2011 08:00:54 PM
knickertwist... I'm in awe of your card you made... as I probably should be!  :D


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Post by: margiej on March 20, 2011 08:16:35 AM
I love the necklace and the earrings!  I wish I could make things so beautiful! 


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Post by: edelC on March 20, 2011 09:18:34 AM
Oh I didn't make the necklace..that was an extra...


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Post by: rackycoo on March 20, 2011 01:48:39 PM
I think we ALL could use some minions! What a great idea, edelC!


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Post by: psyche on March 20, 2011 03:25:46 PM
I am loving that card. I saved a copy of the picture to perhaps make myself one to flash people!


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Post by: rossie on March 20, 2011 05:09:48 PM
My package from the very talented Beckashell arrived this morning, having battled monsoon rain and floods to arrive pristine and perfect.  I cannot begin to tell you how much I love everything she made; they are all beautiful and suited perfectly to my Terrible Importance.

First up we have the "Terribly Important Cupboard" which is full of things that show and describe just how terribly important I am.  I love the distressed, antique look and all the little wonders inside:








Next, a lovely little pouch filled with magnet words (squee!  Been wanting for ages!) so others can shower me with praise on my fridge, as they rightly should:




"Queen of Awesomeness" Banner.  Sparkly and beautiful and now hanging in the lounge room to brighten up the opressive (blergh) beige:






"Time to be..." Clock, which I must admit is my favourite.  Instead of numbers, which would be so hideously common, the clock reads Time to be... awesome, wonderful, appreciated, legendary, majestic, perfect, astonishing, amazing, stunning, worshipped, awe inspiring, and beautiful, depending on the hour.






Beckashell has been flat out busy at home but still took the time to put together a thoughtful and creative swap package.  I feel very spoiled :)  It was lovely to have her for a swap partner.

***

P.S.

I thought I should post a few pictures of the items from the package I sent Beckashell, as she's not been able to add pics yet.

This is the wall hanging she was talking about - glittery ribbon and a whole lot of black, grey and purple glass beads:



And the other item, her very own action figure, re-crafted from a Moxie doll.  Of course I don't know what Beckashell looks like, but she said in her questionairre that she'd love a plushie of herself ("Just think of the most awesome important person you can and then make them even better.  That's me.  With brown hair in a pony tail and glasses.")  So here you go, closest thing to a plushie that I could manage :)  It comes with a few fangirl accessories from Beckashell's adored TV shows; a stake and purse from Buffy, a twirly paper parasol from Firefly and a golden snitch necklace and horcrux bag from Harry Potter.


 






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Post by: rackycoo on March 20, 2011 05:21:45 PM
You guys are killing me with your packages! So inspired and fun. I love the cabinet, the clock, and the action figure!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 20, 2011 05:27:22 PM
Those are both really great swap packages!  You can tell that a lot of thought went into both of them.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 20, 2011 06:32:23 PM
I think the minions are much needed for all of you so very important swappers! :D

The banner proclaiming awesomeness is very colorful and lovely in the room!

Love the doll that represents beckshell!! ha ha that is wonderful!

Also, I have already snagged the clock idea...and the lovely hanging all adorned with beads and baubles...so clever all of it!


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Post by: rlynn on March 20, 2011 06:41:51 PM
Love the little curio cabinet and the wall hanging and the beckashell doll and did I already say I love the minions???  I think I did.  I recieved my fabulous package from alteredmommy but you will all have to wait until Weds to see the pics.  I lost my camera this weekend and the new one won't be here until Tuesday.  But I will say that it is a lovely package and I LOVE LOVE everything she made me.  I can't wait to show it all off!   ;D


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Post by: Seereeoslee on March 20, 2011 08:40:22 PM
I've been lurking in your gallery, being humbled by the oh so important posts and amazing swaps!  I can't wait for my month to be up so that I can join in the swapping fun, too!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 21, 2011 06:46:58 AM
The cabinet - the banner - the clock - the doll - all very cool!!!  Love it!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: kyerinn on March 21, 2011 09:35:16 AM
You guys are killing me with your packages! So inspired and fun. I love the cabinet, the clock, and the action figure!

I second this completely!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: margiej on March 21, 2011 11:09:11 AM
I love the cabinet and doll, and especially the magnetic words!  Did you make them, and how? 
Also, I feel like telling someone (y'all got elected) that I was having problems with all  my user names and passwords dropping, even from one page to the next!  It was the way the cookies option was checked.  The guy at the  bank figured it out, and it fixed not only the bank password recognition, but also for here, wists, etc.  so YAY!!! :-* :-* :-* :-* the guy at the bank (he may be more favored now than the assistant who abandoned me to go over to an unnamed fellow swapper!) YAY!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: margiej on March 21, 2011 11:12:53 AM
Oh phooey!  I  forgot to ask, but are all the little things glued into the cabibinet?  How were you able to ship it all without the glass in the doors breaking, and stuff falling around?  Do you fill it with bubble wrap?


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: beckashell on March 21, 2011 07:31:26 PM
I'm loving this gallery!

Rossie - i'm so glad you received!

I have of course been withholding photos of the items which highlight my importance, to extend the praise you shall be showering on my awesome Craftster partner, Rossie. In others words... photos are being uploaded tonight. Apparently even when you're as wonderful as me, you can wait 2 weeks for photos to upload themselves but it doesn't actually happen...


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: beckashell on March 23, 2011 02:05:05 AM
And now the rest of my goodies from the Her Majesty Queen of Awesomeness, Rossie!

The most lovely wall hanging - my family was convinced that you had bought it! I had to keep explaining... "No, we CRAFT things... she's just that clever!"  :D



Close-up! These pictures don't capture the lovely colours - I have this hanging on my window so that the sun shines through the gems.


And as AMAZING as everything else was, this final item is my absolute favourite. I feel like I should be building a glass cabinet to keep it in so that noone can touch it!
A limited edition fangirl doll of... ME!  :D :D


You have captured me PERFECTLY! And the little glasses look just like the new ones I bought the other day.


It's the details that really make this so awesome. All the accessories are straight from my wist!





THANK YOU Rossie! You are definitely the most TERRIBLY IMPORTANT SOB I have ever had the honour of swapping with!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on March 23, 2011 06:51:17 AM
That Fangirl doll is hilarious.  :D

And I LOVE the wall hanging!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 23, 2011 07:07:01 AM
So great to see the details of the fangirl! You must be terribly important to have your own doll... :D


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Post by: rackycoo on March 23, 2011 07:14:11 AM
I may have to make my sister a fangirl doll for Christmas this year. She's pretty darned important (or at least she believes herself to be!)  :D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: edelC on March 23, 2011 08:05:16 AM
I so need a fangirl doll!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: MissingWillow on March 23, 2011 08:33:12 AM
Mine would be wearing overalls and muck boots covered in polymer clay poop!   ;D 


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Sarad on March 23, 2011 06:54:12 PM
Oh man, that action figure is too awesome! I love how much detail you put into it, including the custom box! I think we all wish we were important enough for our own dolls. Too awesome!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alteredmommy on March 23, 2011 07:37:21 PM
This gallery continues to amaze me!  I love the clock and the fangirl doll!!

While away on a terribly important vacation in Mexico, I received a wonderful package from my partner rlynn!!  Behold the fabulousness within...

A cute little crown necklace (for when I can't be bothered to put on the real one) and a hand carved OFFICIAL stamp that I truly can not wait to use on everything!!  My minions best hide (as they so often do) or they may find their foreheads stamped as well....


Then the pieces de resistance...a totally fabulous felt, stitched and stamped crown with a lovely wand of importance!  I love all the colours and bits and bobs on there and may never take it off (I would have taken an action shot but the afor mentioned minions were nowhere to be found....)


a close up of the little reminder to the world of my Terribly Important Title:


Thank you so much rlynn for the absolutely fabulous package!!  This was one of the funnest swaps ever ;D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rossie on March 23, 2011 07:48:15 PM
my family was convinced that you had bought it! I had to keep explaining... "No, we CRAFT things... she's just that clever!"

Nah, if you look close you can see it's held together by my notoriously crappy hand stitching, several sticks of hot glue and plenty hopeful wishes :D 

I'm so glad you posted the pics - WAY better than any of the ones I got.  I really wanted to make you the horcrux shirt from your wist, but I'm not quite proficient at stenciling/screen printing yet and I wanted it to last longer than an iron on transfer... so the doll it was!       


alteredmommy and rlynn - that crown is beautiful


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rlynn on March 24, 2011 03:04:18 AM
Alteredmommy, I am so glad you like your package of importance!  When you asked for an official stamp...I couldn't resist. 

I also received my package of importance!!!  And I LOVE it all.

First up is this fantabulous scepter of recycled brilliance


And the back!


Then this lovely fabric crown


And behold the fabric lining it...the text of different languages will make sense it a bit


my ultimate favorite piece...the top says "citizen of the world" (ahem, hence the diff language text in the crown) and the bottle cap says "marchioness of finesse and creativity"


LOVE LOVE LOVE
The citizen of the world phrase is a segment of a favorite quote of mine from Eugene V. Debs!  I will so be wearing the medal out!!

Thanks so much, important partner of mine.  And thank you Knickertwist, this was such a delightful swap!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: lapoli on March 24, 2011 03:55:32 AM
Sorry to pop in randomly but I remember seeing the swap signups and I had no idea what this swap was really for.. but I've seen SO many amazing packages in this gallery. I wish I had paid more attention to the signups!


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Post by: Knickertwist on March 24, 2011 06:48:58 AM
That septre and medal are fan-freaking-tastic! I'm totally making myself a septre now!

P.S. I'll be updating all feedback this afternoon. I think we're all done and clear! Woo hoo!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rackycoo on March 24, 2011 07:13:59 AM
What wonderful crowns you two bestowed upon each other! Lovely!

I love the scepter with spikes (good for whacking the inferior!) and the selvage medal...so cool.

And who doesn't have a use for an "official" stamp?

I'm sad to see the gallery end. It was way too fun. Thanks for the inspired swap, knickers!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Ramona Q on March 24, 2011 08:12:37 AM
My head is filling up with important things. Too much fun! Crowns, and metals, and action figures, and cupboards...oh my. Job well done everyone. And three cheers to a great organizer!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: I Sew Cute on March 24, 2011 08:47:39 AM
I'll say it again... this was one of the best swaps I never was in. I really enjoyed seeing all the terribly important items that everyone crafted!  :)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 24, 2011 08:49:10 AM
The selvedge medal is brilliant! I love the titles you all have bestowed...but now, I am afraid you will have to duke it out as to who is the supreme of the supreme! :D

I have loved all of the crowns...it might be necessary for one of you terribly important SOB's to declare a month of crown wearing among your minions (we would be so every grateful)...



Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: kyerinn on March 24, 2011 09:26:09 AM
I have to agree that this was one of the most fun and inspired swaps that I've been in! Thank you so much for organizing this. :D

(I will totally keep an eye out for a Round Two...)


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: psyche on March 24, 2011 05:22:19 PM
Yay, crowns! All so very lovely. I could snag that "official" stamp away from you, and the "Citizen of the World" title is probably my favourite.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 24, 2011 10:28:00 PM
... and we're done!

Just look at that gallery of awesomeness. Well done! You ARE a terribly important lot :)
*air kisses and golf claps to all of you*

Everyone should have feedback, please let me know if I've muddled anything up... which is likely.


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 25, 2011 07:41:24 AM
Thanks Knickertwist - this was loads of fun!!!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: I Sew Cute on March 25, 2011 03:56:19 PM
I'm fishing for a round 2 in suggested swap theme ideas!  :D


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: audio on March 25, 2011 09:01:25 PM
Sorry to pop in randomly but I remember seeing the swap signups and I had no idea what this swap was really for.. but I've seen SO many amazing packages in this gallery. I wish I had paid more attention to the signups!

Me too. I thought it was for a tv show or something. I'm definitely interested in the swap now that I see what's it's actually for.

I'm seriously drooling over what AlteredMommy made! I love the Medal! (Is the quote you're referring to something like "I have no country to fight for, I'm a citizen of the world", one of my favorites too.)

Everything is SO neat!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: rlynn on March 25, 2011 11:13:59 PM
Sorry to pop in randomly but I remember seeing the swap signups and I had no idea what this swap was really for.. but I've seen SO many amazing packages in this gallery. I wish I had paid more attention to the signups!

Me too. I thought it was for a tv show or something. I'm definitely interested in the swap now that I see what's it's actually for.

I'm seriously drooling over what AlteredMommy made! I love the Medal! (Is the quote you're referring to something like "I have no country to fight for, I'm a citizen of the world", one of my favorites too.)

Everything is SO neat!

Yep, that is the quote.  Its actually in my signature.  :)
This was such a fun swap.  And the medal is seriously fab!


Title: Re: Terribly Important SOB Swap Gallery... All others avert your eyes!
Post by: Knickertwist on March 26, 2011 05:28:57 AM
Thanks peeps. It was a really great swap and I'm glad that everyone who participated was so into it. The original thread was a lot of fun to read :D You gals are so funny! I don't have time to host a Rnd. 2 right away so if anyone else is interested in hosting please go right ahead. If not it'll be at least a month before I get to it.