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Title: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 01, 2011 02:32:19 AM
Happy Birthday August Babes!

August 2011 Birthday Swap Lists (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387265.0)

Please post your birthday goodies here! :)




Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: SilverMoon on August 01, 2011 06:55:13 AM
Looking forwards to this!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Whistley on August 01, 2011 08:04:20 AM
me too! :D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: .:dollface:. on August 01, 2011 08:37:13 AM
can't wait! I love handmade birthday gifts!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: lacey0828 on August 01, 2011 10:47:53 AM
me too!!! Will be sending in my questionnaire at some point today.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: ironic on August 01, 2011 12:49:22 PM
yay!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: kaz814 on August 01, 2011 02:38:19 PM
Yay August birthdays!  I am on vacation just now but will sign up when I get home on Wednesday!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 01, 2011 06:02:52 PM
Our swap participants list has been updated!

If you have received an approval PM from me, please check your swap profile to be sure that this swap is listed. :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: christyross on August 01, 2011 10:24:47 PM
Filling out my questionnaire now!! Already stalked the Birthday list and found someone I want to send to!!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: sushipanda on August 02, 2011 05:26:37 AM
`~.~`~.~ Happy Birthday August Babies!!! ~.~`~.~`


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Jasper Illusian on August 03, 2011 04:57:16 PM
Hmm. Thinking about joining this. I'd love to swap some awesome crafted birthday gifts. I really need some special love this birthday.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 04, 2011 04:12:47 AM
We had a serious storm come through my area last night and it killed the Net access at home. (I'm writing this at work.) I just wanted you all to know that it will be tonight before I can do any updates.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: lacey0828 on August 04, 2011 10:00:11 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTYROSS!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Whistley on August 04, 2011 10:46:47 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTYROSS!!!!!!!!!
I second that! ;D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: SilverMoon on August 04, 2011 02:46:22 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTYROSS!!!!!!!!!
I second that! ;D
I'll third it, though living in the future as I do, if I'd have been on the ball I'd have said it first!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: sushipanda on August 05, 2011 12:52:29 AM
Jasper~  Please join us!  We'll give you lots of lovin'  ;D

Christyross~ Happy Birthday!!!  :D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: ironic on August 05, 2011 01:12:36 AM
I'm sending both packages on Monday! :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 05, 2011 01:57:18 AM
I'm looking forward to this also. Happy birthday to the fellow August babies. *goes to find someone to claim*


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Jasper Illusian on August 05, 2011 10:10:28 AM
Thanks, sushipanda. I think I'll probably join after I send off my stuff for the Whedonverse swap.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: christyross on August 06, 2011 11:45:24 AM
Thank you everyone for the Birthday wishes!! (although I'm a few day late)

.:dollface:. I've finished your headband but will be mailing it out on Thursday 8/11!!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: .:dollface:. on August 06, 2011 01:05:01 PM
.:dollface:. I've finished your headband but will be mailing it out on Thursday 8/11!!

woo! thank you! can't wait!

Also, I think I have chosen my first birthday present to send, I'll have to msg them and TroubleT later tonight :D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 08, 2011 02:11:26 AM
Oh crap I forgot I wanted to do this! I'm going to be 30 on Tuesday! Woot!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Whistley on August 08, 2011 08:34:54 AM
Yay MareMare! Happy Birthday tomorrow!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: SilverMoon on August 08, 2011 02:45:09 PM
Happy Birthday MareMare!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 08, 2011 11:55:49 PM
Thanks ladies!

Woot I'm in! Trying to figure out what my first claim is going to be!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 09, 2011 02:20:15 AM
Just a few reminders from your Organizer:

1. Be sure to strike out anything on your list that has been claimed. It makes any future claims a lot smoother.

2. Don't feel hesitant to adjust your list! You can add things as you think of them. It's also a good idea should you make a change to announce it here in this thread so that we can go stalk...I mean peruse your newly added items. ;)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: christyross on August 09, 2011 10:18:36 PM
Happy Birthday MareMare!!

I didn't know we could add things....now that's a horse of a different color!! Its like its our BIRTHDAYS all month long!! This is the bestest swap EVER...hehehe!!!  ;D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Whistley on August 10, 2011 10:59:58 AM
I received an early birthday package from ironic.



A hand drawn & colored Princess Bride tote bag and some sharpies. :)

Thank you ironic!


P.S. Your birthday package is finished! I won't make it to the post office until tomorrow, though...


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: lacey0828 on August 10, 2011 04:57:31 PM
That's a really cute tote! And hand drawn always impresses me, my stick figures are even questionable :) That must be why they invented the idea to trace :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: lacey0828 on August 11, 2011 05:22:42 PM
I received from ironic yesterday! I got a really cool messenger bag, which looks to be made from upcycling jeans, I totally love trees and it is lined with tree fabric. I love the super long strap too. Thanks ironic!!!!!





Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 12, 2011 12:44:42 AM
Added quite a few new things to my list. Anything new has a purple "new!" tag in front of it. ^_^


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: christyross on August 13, 2011 09:25:57 PM
I received my package today from lacey0828 today!! And I have to tell you she ROCKED out on my Birthday gifts!!!

Here is everything together!!


My Piratey Stenciled Shirt:


And my Surprise gift from my Wist... A Record bowl!!!


Thank you so much Tracy!! Everything was FABULOUS!!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 13, 2011 09:32:54 PM
Too cute! I'm headed into the sewing room right now to work on your tote! Or at least figure out the fabric situation. I was thisclose to making another claim since I am finished with sushipanda's suprise but maybe I'll wait until I'm done with this one too. :D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: lacey0828 on August 13, 2011 10:27:32 PM
Yay! I'm glad you liked them christyross!!! I hope you had a fabulous birthday :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: ChameleonHound on August 14, 2011 08:09:22 AM
Okay, after stalking this swap all month and telling myself I should be using my time for other things, I think I'm finally going to join. After all, my birthday only comes 'round once a year! ;D And the wishlists are too enticing... I've already got some ideas...


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Whistley on August 14, 2011 08:53:17 AM
I'm thinking about making another claim too... if I can get my other swap packages finished and out this week (after today, of course. ;))


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 14, 2011 11:56:51 AM
I didn't have the fabric I needed so gonna make a trip to Joann's today. Oh nuts, craft shopping! ;)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: sushipanda on August 15, 2011 06:34:24 AM
I didn't have the fabric I needed so gonna make a trip to Joann's today. Oh nuts, craft shopping! ;)

mmm..... craft shopping!  I always end up spending more than I should.  :P


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: ironic on August 17, 2011 03:49:27 PM
=p I want to do another claim, but organizing the random swap has kinda swamped all of my crafting time. I'm glad I was able to get those two out before Random got crazy.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 17, 2011 03:51:55 PM
I understand completely ironic. I'm running this swap and the Ongoing Hoopla. :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: lacey0828 on August 17, 2011 05:13:32 PM
I'm trying to do another claim, but work has been crazy busy and now I'm working on all my days off and we are going on vacation at the end of the month.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: SilverMoon on August 17, 2011 05:24:55 PM
Happy Birthday Ironic! Have a great 21st!  ;D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: gogosummer on August 17, 2011 06:38:55 PM
Happy birthday(s) August babies!

I love that Princess Bride tote :D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MadHatteh on August 20, 2011 08:46:00 AM
I am excited for this and I hope I get a chance to partake. :]


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 21, 2011 01:19:08 AM
We have 2 new August Birthday Gals that just added to our swap! Welcome MadHatteh and gogosummer! :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Whistley on August 21, 2011 09:05:11 AM
Happy Birthday and Welcome!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MadHatteh on August 21, 2011 04:42:09 PM
just went out and got all the supplies that i need to make aidenromantics presents :) that excited!!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 22, 2011 11:50:31 AM
I received from sushipanda today. :) I was about to take a nap when I looked at the time and realized I didn't hear the mail slot open. It's very rare that not one person in the house gets mail, so I went downstairs and opened the door to see what was going on, the stupid mailman left all of our mail, including letters, on the front step. :|

ANYWAY... I noticed a package with a DCN and got excited since nothing I buy online comes with a DCN, so I knew right away what it was. :D

She chose my Pokemon theme. I love getting new Pokemon things. :D

Me wearing it:



The pretty bracelet and some nifty candy that I've never heard of:



This is a better picture of some of the charms:




The pictures don't do it justice. It's beautiful. I need to decide if I want to wear it or keep it safely with my Pokemon collection. She did a really amazing job depicting the badges and Pokeballs.

Thank you sushipanda :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MadHatteh on August 22, 2011 08:18:18 PM
i re did my list entirely at work, since this is my first swap i didnt really know what to do, TroubleT gave me a lot of guidence and told me that more is better is for your lists so it has a wide varierty of craftable things. id have to say i def. kicked it up a notch and made my list have a little humor to it along with a lot more wishes i had when i had time to sit and think it through.

aidenromantic your second box of pokemon surprises should arrive tomorrow or the next day according to the mail lady if if my memory is right, it went out in the post the very day i sent it because it got there early enough and was mailed priority. i hope you enjoy your the first box i have sent in a swap before! :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 23, 2011 02:59:45 PM
DC says that my package should have arrived for sushipanda yesterday! Woot!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: .:dollface:. on August 23, 2011 03:25:22 PM
I'm just checking in...
I'm 3/4 done my present for Silvermoon, but I'm behind a bit because I was in the hospital Sunday night.  Everything is fine, just wanted to let you know I'll try and send tomorrow morning
Sorry for the delay!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: sushipanda on August 23, 2011 03:30:47 PM
DC says that my package should have arrived for sushipanda yesterday! Woot!

Thank you for the introduction!  Without further ado, here's my birthday present from MareMare!

Needless to say, her craft work is AMAZING!  I've never received anything like this before.  The mug rug was made using a quilting technique called paper piecing.  I LOVE the detail on the panda and the matching fabric choices.  It looks so nice that I can't bear to use it and get it dirty.  I might just have to frame it and put it on my wall. :D  MareMare also spoiled me with lots of cute fabric scraps, which I'll be using to make some fabric covered buttons.  I am thoroughly surprised and pleased with the presents I've received.  Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday gifts, MareMare!!  :D


Panda mug rug (front)


Panda mug rug (back)


Lots of fabric scraps!


Birthday card

MareMare~ Thanks again for helping me celebrate my birthday! :D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 23, 2011 03:59:38 PM
You're too kind! I'm so glad you like it! Happy Birthday!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: sushipanda on August 23, 2011 04:01:00 PM
Aidenromantic, I'm so glad you liked the bracelet.  Happy belated birthday!!  Here's a couple more pictures just for fun! :D





Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 24, 2011 12:35:07 AM
I got christyross' tote bag finished up! Woot! It's a day late but I hope you like it! And I had a blast going through my craft room(s) finding supplies to stick in there! ;D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MadHatteh on August 25, 2011 05:24:49 AM
based off tracking codes aidenromantic should have gotten her package yesterday. hope its enjoyed.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 25, 2011 06:08:04 AM
based off tracking codes aidenromantic should have gotten her package yesterday. hope its enjoyed.

That explains why 3 packages with delivery confirmation are sitting at the post office for me to pick up today. We couldn't figure out what the third one was. lol I know one is for my husband, another one was a big purchase I made and the third one we were confused about.

I won't be able to pick it up until nearly 5pm today, but I will post pictures as soon as I get it.

My mailman is a jerk and never rings the doorbell. He just leaves the slip and disappears. :|


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 25, 2011 11:47:59 AM
My husband picked up the packages that my mailman failed to ring the door about, or well 2 of the 3 since they LOST one of them. :|

Anyway, one of those packages was from MadHatteh. :D

First up is the thing she made for me. It's a little Pokemon themed trinket box. It's covered in bits and pieces from various Pokemon cards. Being a Pokemon card collector, my first reaction was " :'( I didn't have some of those cards" LOL But I love the box. It's a really neat idea. I'll probably keep my Pokemon stickers and coins in it. Every time I take a picture, my hair ends up in the picture somewhere. Ignore the hair that's over Jolteon's face, that's mine and not attached to the box.



I then opened the box because it felt like something was in it and found something awesome inside.



What is it you say? Well, the tag thing has stickers on the front and the back, and the packets, using an educated guess, appears to be some kind of gum, but it's going to stay packaged forever because the packets are too cute to tear open. The only thing that would sway me to open them is if there were stickers inside. I love stickers!.



That still wasn't everything! There were a ton of cards and a nifty mini binder to hold them! The Sampling Pack was sealed, but I couldn't help myself and needed to tear it open before getting a picture. LOL I'm such a little kid. I needed quite a bit of the cards for my collection too, so yay for that!



What's next, you ask? I kind of got a little too excited at this next thing. I have been searching for this movie for a long time and have had no luck. Not only did I get that movie, but I got a second movie with it. :D The Celebi movie, aka movie 4, aka Pokemon 4ever, is my FAVORITE Pokemon movie, and she didn't know that before sending this gift, so yay for her mindreading abilities!



And last but not least is probably the best of all of the "non-crafted" items, just because he's one of a kind. What's so special about him, you might ask yourself, well the answer is that he's a factory reject Toy Factory Pikachu plushie! I have been trying to get my hands on the Toy Factory Pikachu for awhile. He's kind of hard to obtain, because he's an arcade prize of some kind (claw machine or random games). So the fact that she found a factory reject one makes it even more amazing. I'm a sucker for rejected things plush, just because they're legit and still one of a kind. And the Toy Factory plush are awesome because they're smush-faced and look so helpless and pillow-like. ANYWAY, here he is, scarface Pikachu.




And that's all the pictures of everything. Thank you so much, MadHatteh. I'm very pleased with the birthday gift you sent me. Welcome to the world of swapping. I'm glad I was able to get your first ever swap package. :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: ChameleonHound on August 25, 2011 03:18:50 PM
Got my items planned out and by tonight they should be sketched out and in good order... I hope I don't miss your b-day by too much lacey0828!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MadHatteh on August 25, 2011 03:25:58 PM
I'm glad that you liked the box :D I have to share though, he didn't start out a full reject...he had a loose string that was bothering me so I went to pull it off and it happened to be the string to shut his face  >:( I was at Ft. Pickett at the time and won him...well by defination I didn't win. I told the poor teen operating the game I had to have it, I love pikachu and have one tattooed on my butt and if I didn't leave with one he would see a solider cry. ANYWAYS, the only thread I could find at the PX there was ACU nylon thread and went to town. He is half a reject with some legit battle scars.


When I saw you liked Poke'mon I knew I was going to spoil you with goodies because I can relate to poke'love.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 25, 2011 03:37:10 PM
I'm glad that you liked the box :D I have to share though, he didn't start out a full reject...he had a loose string that was bothering me so I went to pull it off and it happened to be the string to shut his face  >:( I was at Ft. Pickett at the time and won him...well by defination I didn't win. I told the poor teen operating the game I had to have it, I love pikachu and have one tattooed on my butt and if I didn't leave with one he would see a solider cry. ANYWAYS, the only thread I could find at the PX there was ACU nylon thread and went to town. He is half a reject with some legit battle scars.


When I saw you liked Poke'mon I knew I was going to spoil you with goodies because I can relate to poke'love.

Haha, well, Toy Factory plushies that end up in the games are pretty much always rejected from the factory anyway. You can buy the better looking ones directly from the company, but they cost a lot. :) But I love them and their squishy faces. I love scarface Pikachu either way. :) I've actually got my head laying on him now as I type this. He's a convenient pillow for when I lay down and use my laptop. :D

And I definitely love the package. The only thing I'd suggest doing differently is putting a sealant over the cards (or anything else you glue on) on the trinket box so that it's not sticky. :) I've got some Modge Podge that I'm going to apply to it to seal it.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MadHatteh on August 25, 2011 03:43:07 PM
I'm glad that you liked the box :D I have to share though, he didn't start out a full reject...he had a loose string that was bothering me so I went to pull it off and it happened to be the string to shut his face  >:( I was at Ft. Pickett at the time and won him...well by defination I didn't win. I told the poor teen operating the game I had to have it, I love pikachu and have one tattooed on my butt and if I didn't leave with one he would see a solider cry. ANYWAYS, the only thread I could find at the PX there was ACU nylon thread and went to town. He is half a reject with some legit battle scars.


When I saw you liked Poke'mon I knew I was going to spoil you with goodies because I can relate to poke'love.

Haha, well, Toy Factory plushies that end up in the games are pretty much always rejected from the factory anyway. You can buy the better looking ones directly from the company, but they cost a lot. :) But I love them and their squishy faces. I love scarface Pikachu either way. :) I've actually got my head laying on him now as I type this. He's a convenient pillow for when I lay down and use my laptop. :D

And I definitely love the package. The only thing I'd suggest doing differently is putting a sealant over the cards (or anything else you glue on) on the trinket box so that it's not sticky. :) I've got some Modge Podge that I'm going to apply to it to seal it.

modge podge was the original idea for it and I even had it in my hand when I saw this spray can of glue...its by 3m, never ever use it. It advertised for easy adhesive without running of ink, and oh it dries sooooo fast, which wasn't true at all. It was a sight of me trying to adhear those cards on the box clean as possible. I regret getting that and not modge podge so much.

I was so excited in my little kid first swap glee that as soon as I had it made and dried...well it seemed dry the cards were staying in place I went to the post office covered in spray glue made by the devil and bits of pokemon cards stuck to my body to send it out.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Whistley on August 25, 2011 04:40:18 PM
So I pick up the mail this afternoon and there is a package for me. It's not my birthday... I think. Then I remember, Oh yeah! It kinda is! Silvermoon totally spoiled me!

The loot


Stitch markers and keychain

They are so cute! I think my favorite is the one with the fork and spoon. I didn't get an individual picture of the Smarties - I had to hide them before the kiddos could run off with them. They're mine!

The dragon


She (my daughter has decided that she's a she) is straight off of my pinterest - only in my color!

The cupcake - she is also straight off my pinterest. Just a regular cupcake (I love the colors you picked btw).


and...

nuuuuuuuude!

Thank you Silvermoon! I LOVE it all!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: SilverMoon on August 25, 2011 05:06:39 PM
 ;D
I'm glad you like it all. I must say, I didn't make the stitch markers myself, I got them in a supplies swap, but I don't really use that sort. Doing things in the round I much prefer using a contrasting bit of yarn and carrying it up the piece - that way when I lose count of what row I'm on I can count the bits of yarn showing! lol

I'm really glad I picked your cupcake to do, because I found a new ami pattern to use now (a cupcake, duh) and it is very handy for last minute gifts. Like when my 5yo came home from school, saw yours, and said her friend's birthday was the next day and could I make one to take to school tomorrow as a present.  ::) Still, last time she did that it was a fairy that took me two days, so this is better lol

Hope you had a great birthday!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: leighmatheson on August 25, 2011 10:03:59 PM
So jealous of your naked cupcake! Too cute!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 26, 2011 05:37:55 PM
From Your Happy Birthday Organizer:

Please PM me when you receive!
:D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 28, 2011 06:28:46 AM
Just FYI...claims will close at 6 pm on Wednesday!

If you have fulfilled your swap obligations at that point, I will give you your feedback. :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 28, 2011 02:47:46 PM
Here's my fabulous, music themed package from Aidenromantic! I got it a few days ago and I apologize to her for not getting pics up sooner.

She made me a great journal with a cool method--she wrote various song lyrics down and then covered it in a fabric that's a little see through (polka dots! yum!) so you can still see the lyrics. I love journals and can never have enough!



close-up



Plus! She's got music connections and included all kinds of fun extras--cd's, stickers, and Beastie Boys pins! The stickers were inside the journal so that was fun to find them! I found even more in there after snapping the pic!



Thanks Aidenromantic, what a great bday present!  :-*


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Whistley on August 28, 2011 09:45:10 PM
I like the fabric covered journal. It's very clever!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: SilverMoon on August 28, 2011 11:05:00 PM
Just FYI...claims will close at 6 pm on Wednesday!

If you have fulfilled your swap obligations at that point, I will give you your feedback. :)

I want to claim again, but I don't get paid again for 3 weeks, so I can't post out in time :(


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 29, 2011 05:08:00 AM
I'm glad you like it. I had fun making it. My husband was staring at me while I was writing down the lyrics., then he thought about it and realized what I was going to do. I didn't realize the fabric had a mark on it until the whole thing was done, but it kind of adds to it anyway. I'm overall happy with how it came out, being my first handmade journal and all. :)

I hope you're feeling better.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: christyross on August 29, 2011 09:34:16 PM
I received my gift most amazing gift from MareMare a few days ago.... I've just been working so much I haven't had time to post my pictures.... but here they are... be prepared for pure AWESOMENESS!!

first my new tote bag:


And my surprise crafting supplies...



Thank you again!!! I LOVE IT!!!  ;D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 29, 2011 10:36:17 PM
Sweet! I'm glad it got there ok!

FYI--the fabric is all unwashed on the bag, when you do go to wash it please add in one of those color catcher things so that the red doesn't stain the white! I totally forgot to put that on the note!

And one more pic for fun, the second side is slightly different:



Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Averia on August 30, 2011 04:58:17 AM
I love that bag!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 30, 2011 11:49:29 AM
What a great tote bag!  I love all the colors and the skully fabric is so much fun!

It also looks like a good size to haul all of your stuff in...nothing is better than a nice big tote!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 31, 2011 03:02:15 AM
Claims close tonight at 6 pm EST. :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 31, 2011 02:02:59 PM
I got some wonderful art from the lovely TroubleT! It's straight off my Pinterest, and she even noticed the text that I would prefer it in lime green! Thank you so much T! Also, I don't know if this was planned, but the way the Chevrons are placed it looks like "MM" which are my intials! :D



Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 31, 2011 02:36:13 PM
What a nice surprise about the chevrons!

I love the colors and how modern it looks!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 31, 2011 02:49:34 PM
No, I didn't even catch that Mare. lol

I'm glad you like it!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 31, 2011 05:25:43 PM
Birthday claims are closed!

I have given feedback to those of you who have met your swap requirements. Please check your swap record in your profile to see that it's showing properly.  :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on August 31, 2011 05:27:08 PM
Thanks for organizing T! You rock!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on August 31, 2011 05:28:19 PM
You're welcome! :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: .:dollface:. on August 31, 2011 06:11:10 PM
this is the lovely feather headband I received from christyross.  thank you so much! it's beautiful! i love the black flower.



Sorry it has taken me a few days to post!  New job, crazy hours.  :-\


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: Whistley on August 31, 2011 07:39:53 PM
Thanks TroubleT and Happy Birthday Everyone!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 01, 2011 05:51:00 AM
The rose and headband are beautiful!

I love that hot pink with black.

T--the best things are sometimes accidental...I think the two "M's" are great!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on September 02, 2011 12:32:55 AM
I'm just finishing up the pouches for MadHatteh! Just have to stitch the linings closed and I'll be done!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: ChameleonHound on September 02, 2011 08:46:26 PM
I got an excellent birthday package from h-chan today! Unfortunately, I won't be able to take decent pictures until Sunday, but I will have them up then!

Update: Pictures!!
The whole box:



(And since they didn't make it to the other photos, thank you for the tasty chocolates!)

I am in love with my wisty surprise ;D
Don't you just love this bookmark? I had to put it in the appropriate book, of course. I now am the envy of my whole family. On the part that's inside the book, it's the Wicked Witch of the West saying "Who killed my sister? Who killed the Wicked Witch of the East? Was it you?"



She also supplied me with exactly what I was looking for:



It's a fabric map of the US so I can map out my travels. I love all the little images for each state. This is going to be embroidered and marked out, and then I can put it on my wall or roll it up and take it with me! (Since I'll probably be moving again soon).

And lastly, let me point out this fabulous card:



To those of you who don't recognize him, it's the clown from the drum cover in Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams! Never heard of 'em? I'm not surprised, but you should check them out. H-chan, I don't know if you knew about them, but you certainly picked an excellent image for the card.  :)

Thank you for a wonderful extended birthday h-chan!



Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: lacey0828 on September 04, 2011 12:13:43 PM
I received a fabulous birthday present from ChameleonHound!

Everything all together. I love that it was wrapped up in the comics.


The awesome card with beautiful leaves.


The extras: Maple treats, a couple dog rawhides (notice they are not in the package anymore), and a film reel which I really love and really wanted. I need to figure out where to get them. Where do you get them from ChameleonHound? This one is the absolute perfect size!


A beautiful turtle hoopla. I absolutly love it, it's so neat! A combo of water colors and crayon shading was used.


An awesome tshirt. This has definantly become my most favorite shirt I own. It's so cool


Thank you so much for making my birthday amazing!!!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on September 04, 2011 12:21:55 PM
What a neat birthday package!

Chameleonhound, did you paint the tree first and then stencil the bird on the t-shirt? I love the layered effect! :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: SilverMoon on September 04, 2011 03:32:02 PM
That tshirt is amazing!

I'm going to post some pictures of what I sent ironic, because she received ages ago and I want to show it off.


We had a personal swap going for Placebo things, so I made her a notepad with the band on it, with quotes from the band members and little doodles on the cover, a magnet made from the lyrics of one of her favourite songs printed with the album art of the cd it is on, and a Placebo friendship bracelet. Then there's the blue monster bag I made for her birthday, and and Australian wallet and keyring to go in it (as extras).

(And yes, there was a small coin in the wallet to prevent bad luck!)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: ChameleonHound on September 04, 2011 04:45:35 PM
Yay, I'm glad you liked it lacey0828! I actually found the film reel at goodwill the day before I mailed your package.

Chameleonhound, did you paint the tree first and then stencil the bird on the t-shirt? I love the layered effect! :)

I actually painted the owl first and then was careful to paint around it. I debated making a stencil for the tree for a long time, and then went ahead and free-handed it.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: h-chan on September 05, 2011 07:15:33 AM
I'm glad you like everything ChameleonHound! I didn't know about the band. I googled them and found a logo, so I wanted to incorporate that into the package somehow.











































Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: SilverMoon on September 09, 2011 12:22:12 AM
My birthday parcel arrived. .:dollface:. sent me this embroidery hoop on my actual birthday :)
It was the only present I got this year so I was pretty excited and she didn't disappoint. She sent me this steampunky key straight off my Hoopla Pinboard.
I'm really beginning to understand the love everyone has for Urban Threads!


and the super professionally finished back:


Sorry the flash on my camera has washed out all the detail, this really is gorgeous!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on September 09, 2011 12:30:05 AM
What a cool embroidery SilverMoon! Your only present from this swap or your only present, period??

Tracking says that MadHatteh should get her package from me today (friday). It's kinda creepy that it's 12:28 am, Sept 9 here, and it says her package was processed at 1:55 am, Sept 9. It was processed in the future! Ok, probably just a different time zone, but funny!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: SilverMoon on September 09, 2011 02:21:39 AM
What a cool embroidery SilverMoon! Your only present from this swap or your only present, period??
Both.

Funnier still is that I'm reading your post and here it's 7:21pm Sept 9  :D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 09, 2011 08:55:34 AM
Fabulous stuff!

That owl t-shirt is great...

and, the bookmark is fabulous...so is the map...I wish I had marked all the places I had traveled! 

wow--love the monster bag

and the steampunk embroidery is simply gorgeous!

Happy Birthday August babies!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MadHatteh on September 12, 2011 06:20:39 AM
i wasn't home on friday or all weekend but my mom was, i had gotten another mail from others but not this one. ): i had been anticipating it all weekend at camp atterbury while i wished i had the good smelling soaps with me to use out there.
i hope it comes today so bad. if it doesn't should i call the post office/fedex/who ever? to see what's up? i'm new to the whole tracking code thing.


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on September 12, 2011 08:34:02 AM
Whenever you're dealing with a delivery confirmation for USPS, you can go to their website to find out the status of the package. :)


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on September 12, 2011 11:33:34 AM
i wasn't home on friday or all weekend but my mom was, i had gotten another mail from others but not this one. ): i had been anticipating it all weekend at camp atterbury while i wished i had the good smelling soaps with me to use out there.
i hope it comes today so bad. if it doesn't should i call the post office/fedex/who ever? to see what's up? i'm new to the whole tracking code thing.

It says it's out for delivery and should be there today!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MadHatteh on September 13, 2011 04:00:16 AM
I got home from work and there it was sitting at the back door inside my garage. Our post lady put all our mail in there and outside of the rain for us :] I adore how the soap smells and the pouches are so well made, you did an awesome job of sewing them, so professional looking. The buttons are perfect, the shell ones I am goign to use to end my hemp necklaces and bracelets. I am back at work again and forgot to grab it to take and post pictures while I am here but I will try to when I get off again today. Thank you so much Maremare! I loved it!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 13, 2011 06:09:38 AM
oooo soap by Maremare is my favorite gift!  Can't wait to see pics!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on September 13, 2011 02:50:09 PM
Yay! I'm glad it arrived safely and you like it! I had fun with the pouches, I love the cherry one!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: TroubleT on September 13, 2011 03:27:04 PM
And we're officially done with this swap!

I hope to see you all next year. :D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on September 13, 2011 09:42:29 PM
Here's my package from gogosummer! It's so fun to receive presents all month long! :D

She made me a super cute little notebook in buttery soft (suede/leather?) material! Look at the cute stitches! And bunny stitckers! They're so sweet!



She also sent adorable notecards, more stickers and a giant bunny card ;D







Thanks Summer!


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MadHatteh on September 14, 2011 04:16:41 AM
And finally! My package from Maremare!
I love how the soap smells, it's really well made! Everything was, your pouches look so professional.

It arrived with the pouches wrapped in tissue paper and tied with color coordinating ribbon, but I shredded that before pictures were taken.  :-X

Inside each pouch was another little goodie, some amazing smelling, handmade soap, and buttons!




Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 14, 2011 06:19:21 AM
Those are the cutest bunnies!  I love the little stickers...they would be cute on envelopes and notecards!

I love the fruity pouches!  The red one with the red zipper is so nice...and I see a bright blue lining peeking out!

Mare--where did you get that gingham ribbon?  I am laughing because I swear I have recycled that ribbon in so many swaps and it seems I see it everywhere now! :D


Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: MareMare on September 14, 2011 08:41:40 AM
It has blue cherry lining! I love how the pouches turned out, usually I use a neutral zipper that blends in but I thought the red was fun! I think I got the ribbon at a yard sale a while back. I have an entire roll of it and I think it's so cute! It also perfectly matches the print of that quilt I'm working on for my friend (her hubby's baby quilt). I think when I give it back I'll wrap it in that!

Here's a pic of the lining in the pouches! I'm glad you liked everything MadHatteh! Happy Birthday, August 9th babies are the best! :D





Title: Re: August 2011 Birthday Swap - Gallery and discussion
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 14, 2011 08:49:02 AM
What fun!  I like when the inside and the outside are both nice fabrics! :D