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Title: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on October 01, 2011 06:15:39 AM
Post your Birthday goodies here! :)

October Birthday Lists (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391767.0)




Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 01, 2011 12:31:49 PM
Yay! October!  About to post my questionnaire through...so posting here too...


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: melindasaysrawr on October 04, 2011 01:34:06 AM
This looks fun! :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 05, 2011 06:17:27 AM
Surely there will be more swappers!! Where are all the October babies?


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on October 06, 2011 08:01:09 PM
Surely there will be more swappers!! Where are all the October babies?

I'm here, I'm here!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on October 07, 2011 02:07:06 AM
Just a quick note to tell you all that I'm headed out of town this afternoon and will be back Sunday.

No wild parties while I'm gone... ;)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on October 07, 2011 05:50:59 AM
Just a quick note to tell you all that I'm headed out of town this afternoon and will be back Sunday.

No wild parties while I'm gone... ;)

Make good choices! ;)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 07, 2011 08:30:11 AM
Just a quick note to tell you all that I'm headed out of town this afternoon and will be back Sunday.

No wild parties while I'm gone... ;)

awww...just a little wild party?...Pleeeeeaase...go on... ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on October 09, 2011 02:53:21 PM
I so have to finish up swaps.... I need to celebrate my bday this way!!!
-Pauline


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 09, 2011 09:10:59 PM
Just a quick note to tell you all that I'm headed out of town this afternoon and will be back Sunday.

No wild parties while I'm gone... ;)


ummm i got drunk with my long lost (now found!) older half sister is that ok or does that count as a party :P will i be punished? :S jk hope you had a safe trip i'm so excited i completed a month membership yesterday i'm still flipping through the lists so i can get an idea of what to put lol


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 09, 2011 10:51:23 PM
Just to let you know I will be home tomorrow but then going on holiday for a week...so exciting!  I will still be on the internet every now and then, just not as often as normal  ;D so if I don't reply straight away after tomorrow, then I will be with you shortly...please don't take offence...


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on October 10, 2011 01:34:14 AM
Have fun Sam! :)

We had a wonderful time in the mountains. The leaves were just starting to change color. I feel like a new woman after having the chance to breathe some clean air and get some rest. Yay!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 10, 2011 11:54:16 AM
Thanks TroubleT, glad you had a great time too.  We are off to do the same, but more lake side than mountain where we are going...and lovely natural hot/thermal pools to soak in...yay...
Am so close to finishing the birthday parcels (yay for having three days of crafting...what a delight) so will send them soon...


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on October 10, 2011 02:22:55 PM



Happy birthday, Jennilocker!!! ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 10, 2011 04:10:28 PM
Just to let you know I will be home tomorrow but then going on holiday for a week...so exciting!  I will still be on the internet every now and then, just not as often as normal  ;D so if I don't reply straight away after tomorrow, then I will be with you shortly...please don't take offence...

have a safe trip!  ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 10, 2011 04:11:10 PM
Yay just sent in my quesitonare!!! can't wait to post my list :D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 11, 2011 06:38:42 AM
Awww thanks Julie!! After a 4 day weekend and computer boycott I am trying to catch up on all my posts!! Shew! Thank goodness I am getting paid for it! Ooops...I mean I can't wait till lunch so I can check Craftster! he he he


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 13, 2011 09:28:19 AM
I mailed off both of my claims today! Melindasaysrawr and Foxy Sams packages are at the PO!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 13, 2011 09:43:13 PM
I have posted my parcel to Julieboolie and my parcel to Melindasaysrawr today, so they have started their journey to their birthday girls...


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on October 15, 2011 01:07:56 PM
I sent my form in... yeah!!!!

Gotta get myself some bday presents anyway I can.. :)

-Pauline


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 16, 2011 09:46:59 PM
I sent my form in... yeah!!!!

Gotta get myself some bday presents anyway I can.. :)

-Pauline

same here! i never get gifts :P


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on October 17, 2011 12:05:29 PM
I sent my form in... yeah!!!!

Gotta get myself some bday presents anyway I can.. :)

-Pauline

same here! i never get gifts :P


Don't ya just really really hate that!!!  Esp when you are the one that showers everyone else with gifts!
GRRR... my MIL just realized yesterday that she forgot my bday... and even worse is that my DAD forgot.  Yes, I am supposed to be older and be ok with this but NO-- I WANT PRESENTS!!!! 

*sigh*

I'll just never grow up.


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: melindasaysrawr on October 17, 2011 12:07:26 PM
I received my package from Jennilocker!! It arrived on my birthday, and was the only present I got that day, so I was definitely excited. It is awesome!! Here's all my goodies (excuse the pictures, my camera is temperamental. sometimes it works great, sometimes it doesn't. but it was given to me, so no complaints here! :P)

Here it is all wrapped up and pretty. You don't know how hard it was to restrain long enough to get my camera and not open it right away!


My birthday card (LOVE IT! do you see the turtle?! How adorable!!) And reusable gift bag, which is great!! It's Georgia colors, red and black. I've been using it as a carry-all bag for stuff when I leave the house.


I squealed so loud when I opened this that mom thought something was wrong. I LOVE it. You don't know how much I needed this. It definitely has a great forever home, and will be in loving hands! I'm so excited about this.


All my goodies together. I have two bars of good smelling soap, in the most adorable packaging. Stamps (that have already been put to use!) and ink pads to go with them. A jewelry kit, that I've already started on (so pretty!) And, another favorite, the notepad with my initial on it.


Thank you SOOO much, Jennilocker!! I LOVE it.







Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 17, 2011 12:13:10 PM
I am so glad that you liked everything!! And that's awesome that it came on your birthday!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on October 17, 2011 12:37:25 PM
How cute is that birthday card!!!
I'm surprised to see how many people in this swap are all turtle lovers! It must be an October thing ::)

I'm obsessed. (:


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 17, 2011 01:09:59 PM
Should I mention that I too have a turtle tattoo?


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 17, 2011 01:38:11 PM
How can anyone not love turtles, they are adorable and super cool...

maybe it is an October thing though...

what type of turtle tattoo do you have jennilocker?



Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 17, 2011 01:46:12 PM
He's a little tribal turtle...I wish I had went with a cuter model :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 17, 2011 06:57:57 PM
Don't ya just really really hate that!!!  Esp when you are the one that showers everyone else with gifts!
GRRR... my MIL just realized yesterday that she forgot my bday... and even worse is that my DAD forgot.  Yes, I am supposed to be older and be ok with this but NO-- I WANT PRESENTS!!!! 

*sigh*

I'll just never grow up.
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ya sounds just like me lol...i want presents too :P


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on October 17, 2011 08:06:39 PM
He's a little tribal turtle...I wish I had went with a cuter model :)

I like the tribal turtle! I have a little hawaiian tribal-ish turtle decal on the back of my Bug. :)
I have been thinking about getting a tattoo, but I'm too chicken! I'm working on a stitch pattern of a cartoon version of MY turtle! :D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on October 17, 2011 08:14:51 PM
He's a little tribal turtle...I wish I had went with a cuter model :)
I have a little hawaiian tribal-ish turtle decal on the back of my Bug. :)[/u][/b]

Which is red, but I really wanted a green one with a brown convertible top... So it could be a TURTLE BUG! (http://imganuncios.mitula.net/2008_volkswagen_other_2_5_gecko_green_with_cream_soft_top_in_provo_utah_93233964886289107.jpg). I would just have to paint my side view mirrors red and then it would be a red ear slider!

But I'm not complaining. ::)

By the way, check this out! (http://graphicemotion.com/cad_turtlecar.gif) LOL!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: melindasaysrawr on October 17, 2011 10:27:33 PM
I've always loved turtles! It started out because mom used to call me turtlebaby when I was little, then just grew from there. I'm planning on getting a turtle tattoo too, but haven't found one I *love* yet.


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 18, 2011 05:19:33 AM
We call my baby turtle bug!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on October 18, 2011 09:35:20 AM
Bug as a turtle... that is AWESOME!  My DH won't let me get a bug cause he doesn't like them (and the new ones are only diesel in the hard top cause he was willing to get the convertible if it was diesel...grrr)
I can't complain to much.. .I 've got my ghia and its close enough.  Its really funny when you have school kids glued to bus windows taking pictures of your car as you drive around :)

-Pauline


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: lullababy on October 18, 2011 12:53:04 PM
My birthday is October 29! I am sending in my questionnaire now!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on October 18, 2011 01:27:57 PM
My birthday is October 29! I am sending in my questionnaire now!

Yeah!  Another vict...er...um... October Baby!!!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 18, 2011 08:06:52 PM
My birthday is October 29! I am sending in my questionnaire now!


welcome! :D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on October 19, 2011 05:45:04 PM
We've had a couple of new people join. Go check out their lists! :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Lollipop67 on October 19, 2011 06:06:41 PM
Yay October babies!!! My birthday was on the fourth and I've been running around crazy ever since! Now I finally have the change to do some birthday crafting!!! So exited! Sending in my questionnaire now then to concoct my list... :-)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 19, 2011 11:35:35 PM
Happy Birthday and welcome new october birthday swappers  ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 20, 2011 02:07:31 PM
YAY so excited there's more people! I finally baught the stuff to make melindasaysrawr's present, so excited layer 1 is drying and i'm hoping to get it done before saturday :D I think i like this swap thing more cause my projects have deadlines :D i have so many unfinished things that need to be done lol

hope you like it melindasaysrawr!
p.s. happy bday to everyone whos bdays already past!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: melindasaysrawr on October 20, 2011 05:18:12 PM
YAY so excited there's more people! I finally baught the stuff to make melindasaysrawr's present, so excited layer 1 is drying and i'm hoping to get it done before saturday :D I think i like this swap thing more cause my projects have deadlines :D i have so many unfinished things that need to be done lol

hope you like it melindasaysrawr!
p.s. happy bday to everyone whos bdays already past!

Aww, yay! I can't wait to see it(: I know what you mean, working with a deadline is so much better. I'm almost done with Foxy Sam's package, I can't wait to send it! I received her package today, and loooved it. Posting pictures in just a minute(:


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: melindasaysrawr on October 20, 2011 06:46:21 PM
I received from Foxy Sam today! Here's all my goodies:

Yummy "Pineapple Lumps" candy. Soo good! Notice that the bag is already opened...we've all been eating it :P A pretty star trinket box full of more goodies, and a hair barrette. And my card! Look how pretty it is! I looove it!!


A better picture of the pretty hair barrette, plus to more hair clips. A pin, a heart keychain, and my favorite, a dream catcher that I plan on turning into a keychain!!


Bracelets for the boyfriend and I with our initials on it.


LOOK AT HER!!! She is so tiny and adorable. This is her in her new home with all my other stuffed animals and such. She is too cute!


My new grocery bag holder, which is awesome!! It matches great, and is already full of bags in it's new home.


Thank you sooo much, Foxy Sam!!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 21, 2011 05:24:51 AM
LOVE the turtle stuffy and the material on the bag holder is ADORABLE!! Great job!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 21, 2011 12:43:34 PM
LOVE the turtle stuffy and the material on the bag holder is ADORABLE!! Great job!

Thanks, the material on the bag holder was just plain green then I appliqued turtles on to it to spice it up...I am loving applique at the moment a new field for me that I have found I love... ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on October 21, 2011 05:01:31 PM
I received some amazing birthday presents from Foxy Sam too! I'll post pictures tomorrow ASAP!
Thank you, Foxy Sam!!! :* You're awesome!


Also, sending a present away to Jennilocker tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 21, 2011 10:46:41 PM
I received some amazing birthday presents from Foxy Sam too! I'll post pictures tomorrow ASAP!
Thank you, Foxy Sam!!! :* You're awesome!


Also, sending a present away to Jennilocker tomorrow. :)

You're welcome, glad you like them and of course, Happy Birthday  ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on October 23, 2011 05:13:09 PM
Figured I would check in cause its been a crazy weekend.  Have gotten most of my turtle surprise done so thats the good news but now its gotta dry. and that just seems like its going to take *FOREVER*..... maybe I'm just being impatient....

-pj


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on October 23, 2011 08:54:01 PM
You're welcome, glad you like them and of course, Happy Birthday  ;D

Sorry I haven't gotten around to posting pics yet, Sam!
I haven't gotten any rest and have barely been home since 2 nights ago since I've been at the hospital...
But I am now officially an AUNT! Best birthday present EVER. ;D


Anyways, I am pulling an all nighter tonight because I need to catch up on tons of homework so I will also take pictures and post them when I'm done.

Wish me luck on my ASL exam tomorrow! (YIKES!) I'm really going to need it.


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 24, 2011 09:13:15 AM
How crazy that there are so many turtle lovers in October!

What nice gifts everyone is getting!

I love the birthday swaps!  I am going to be looking over the lists to see what I can make or send...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of the October babies!!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on October 24, 2011 01:24:58 PM
Everything in those packages is GREAT!  They make any birthday extra special!

So here's a question: 

If someone wanted to give you the perfect birthday party, what would it be?  Loads of friends or just someone special?  Surprise party?  Formal dinner?

I think I would love to have a small party with a few friends with a great meal.  Then just hanging out and spending time chatting, nothing really exciting or over the top.  OK and time away from kids and with adult conversation (love my kids but even *I* need a break)

-PJ 


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 24, 2011 01:29:36 PM
Everything in those packages is GREAT!  They make any birthday extra special!

So here's a question: 

If someone wanted to give you the perfect birthday party, what would it be?  Loads of friends or just someone special?  Surprise party?  Formal dinner?

I think I would love to have a small party with a few friends with a great meal.  Then just hanging out and spending time chatting, nothing really exciting or over the top.  OK and time away from kids and with adult conversation (love my kids but even *I* need a break)

-PJ 

I'm sorry...what exactly is this "adult conversation" you speak of?  ;D  I am very much a small group of people kinda girl...a nice dinner and no being hit in the head with a sippy cup sound wonderful!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 24, 2011 01:32:42 PM
I personally prefer a small gathering of friends...horse douvers ;), drinks, cake and ice cream--simple...you can say gifts optional, but most people will bring a gift anyway (secretly: YAY!)....

I also believe in celebrating your birthday all month!! :D

ha ha ha jennilocker...



Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on October 24, 2011 01:40:23 PM
Here's what I recieved from Foxy Sam!

Sorry about my pics, I wanted to hurry and get them here!
Foxy Sam DEFINITELY spoiled me! She made me not one, but 2 fuzzy SEWN monsters

I haven't named them yet, but they are currently residing on my messy bed. :)

A beautiful hand made card (I wish I was better at paper crafts!) w/ a turtle<3
A bracelet that says I <3 Turtles (I DO! VERY MUCH ;D)
A New Zealand button sporting a Kiwi (I believe that's what they're called)

*Not pictured* yummy chocolate covered pineapple candies that are no longer in existence at my house. ::)

Aaaaaaand crocheted goodies!
This amazing zombie bunny guy is now my official car mascot. Check him out hangin' in my rear-view mirror.

He's made from this soft, fuzzy, sparkley yarn. I love him :D

She also made me a little turtle guy that also lives in the cup holder of my car, I'm convinced he's melindasaysrawr's soul mate. :)


Thank you so much Foxy Sam!




I need to get back to work before my boss catches me! :o BBL! <3


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on October 24, 2011 01:44:11 PM
Adult conversation where the people you are talking to are over the age of 18 and have not given birth to them... doesn't even matter what you talk about, just that you don't have a child putting in their comments :)
My DD (gotta love the teenage years) decided to get herself in trouble and not really be willing to pay the price without trying to take me down with her (somewhat long story of bipolar disorder and teenagers)  BUT  after her deciding to hold me to the letter of her punishment, "you can't leave the house", I solved the problem by having a party on the front lawn.  We order out from our favorite expensive restaurant and invited a friend over to enjoy it with us (she has a teen just like mine so we commiserate a lot).  

and I'll take celebrating my birthday all month too... its about the only way my family remembers it.  But my DH does have it down... he rarely buys me a gift for a birthday, instead, he will just pick up surprises all year long :)

-PJ

MONSTERS were just posted and they are CUTE!!!!  gotta go check them out :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 24, 2011 02:06:49 PM
I love monster plushies!

Cute bunny, too, but in our area, we can't have stuff hanging off the mirror without getting a ticket! :(

We have similar hubbys, PJ---after years of marriage, it does get harder to surprise me... :D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on October 24, 2011 02:28:14 PM
What really funny is that my DH is like a little kid and can't keep a surprise!  He's only done it maybe two times where he actually planned a weekend trip and I didn't know where we were going.  Even when he buys a gift, he just about explodes until it gets here:)

They are getting really strict in PA (at least the Eastern side) about tons of things.... our county requires emissions testing (there are many counties of PA and not all of them require it and a person/cop can not tell unless they look at your license)  and I was pulled over for not having two stickers on my window.  But my car is a diesel and I am exempt :)  Very funny chatting to a cop about what kind of car you drive and them actually considering getting one!

-PJ


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: melindasaysrawr on October 24, 2011 08:24:24 PM
Oh no! It won't let me see my soul mate, julieboolie! But I looooove that zombie! Too cute! I sent Foxy Sam's gift this morning. Hope you like it as much as I like mine!  ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: kartiana on October 25, 2011 03:03:56 PM
Hello October babies!  :) I am a June baby, but I'm trying to de-stash so I'm gonna claim a few of you for some crafty supplies  ;)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 25, 2011 05:16:13 PM
Hello October babies!  :) I am a June baby, but I'm trying to de-stash so I'm gonna claim a few of you for some crafty supplies  ;)


oooo pick me pick me :P


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 25, 2011 05:17:27 PM
Here's what I recieved from Foxy Sam!

Sorry about my pics, I wanted to hurry and get them here!
Foxy Sam DEFINITELY spoiled me! She made me not one, but 2 fuzzy SEWN monsters
http://i52.tinypic.com/9atymc.jpg
I haven't named them yet, but they are currently residing on my messy bed. :)

A beautiful hand made card (I wish I was better at paper crafts!) w/ a turtle<3
A bracelet that says I <3 Turtles (I DO! VERY MUCH ;D)
A New Zealand button sporting a Kiwi (I believe that's what they're called)
http://i52.tinypic.com/x6dhqa.jpg
*Not pictured* yummy chocolate covered pineapple candies that are no longer in existence at my house. ::)

Aaaaaaand crocheted goodies!
This amazing zombie bunny guy is now my official car mascot. Check him out hangin' in my rear-view mirror.
http://i53.tinypic.com/2j60qo3.jpg
He's made from this soft, fuzzy, sparkley yarn. I love him :D

She also made me a little turtle guy that also lives in the cup holder of my car, I'm convinced he's melindasaysrawr's soul mate. :)

Thank you so much Foxy Sam!

I need to get back to work before my boss catches me! :o BBL! <3


awee the zombie is cute!!!!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 25, 2011 05:22:15 PM
Everything in those packages is GREAT!  They make any birthday extra special!

So here's a question: 

If someone wanted to give you the perfect birthday party, what would it be?  Loads of friends or just someone special?  Surprise party?  Formal dinner?

I think I would love to have a small party with a few friends with a great meal.  Then just hanging out and spending time chatting, nothing really exciting or over the top.  OK and time away from kids and with adult conversation (love my kids but even *I* need a break)

-PJ 

well i had my first bday party of my life and it was awesome, my hunny bbq'd up a storm, i had invited a pretty large group but only a handful came...those handful were the one's i really needed and wanted to be there it was great we drank all night got loud and drank some more (i maybe 25 years old but i didn't get to drink on my 21st bday so i was catching up :P) i got so wasted it was fun...my mom hates drinking i thought she was going to leave after an hr but she stayed from freaking 5pm to 2 am! she was throwing plastic mini-skulls at the people passed out on the couch it was tooooo funny..
by the end of the night i was passed out...it was the best night ever! i'm so glad i finally had a bday party, and those that were mean the world to me showed up...it was deinfately worth it! :D  so yea i gues small party:P


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: kartiana on October 25, 2011 06:44:12 PM
Hello October babies!  :) I am a June baby, but I'm trying to de-stash so I'm gonna claim a few of you for some crafty supplies  ;)


oooo pick me pick me :P

lol  :) I just re-read your list and I don't think I have enough of anything you're looking for. And I have a fuzzy kitty so anything I send would probably make you sneeze  :P sorry!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 26, 2011 12:35:47 AM
I have received a fantabulous package from Jennilocker...and how cool is it that it arrived on my actual birthday too!  Too Awesome! Such a lovely birthday surprise, thank you!  So with no further ado, here are the photos for you to admire:

The box of goodies, just pried open for a peek...lol...


Look, look, look at the beautiful monster baggy that jennilocker made for me...I love love love him, he is so cute! THANK YOU!


Awesome shrinky dinky sets...THANK YOU!


"Today is brought to you by the letter S" hehehe, just kidding...just thought socks and and S cards...too cool!  I am so looking forward to wearing those lovely bright socks to kindy tomorrow. THANK YOU


Two lovely colour stamp pads and two lovely rubber stamps, I love stamps and need inks desperately...THANK YOU!


The lovely stamps, ink pads, socks, cards and shrinky dinky packets together...so cool...THANK YOU!


Thank you jennilocker, I really do love everything, especially my adorable monster! and my new socks and stamp pads and hehehe shrinky's and stamps...hehehe...THANK YOU

!!!THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!



Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 26, 2011 12:38:30 AM
Hello October babies!  :) I am a June baby, but I'm trying to de-stash so I'm gonna claim a few of you for some crafty supplies  ;)

That's very kind of you, how sweet.


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 26, 2011 06:39:50 AM
The monster is so cute!! And what fun socks...and who doesn't need ink pads and stamps!!  Can't wait to see what you make with the shrinky stuff!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: kartiana on October 26, 2011 08:16:00 AM
Hello October babies!  :) I am a June baby, but I'm trying to de-stash so I'm gonna claim a few of you for some crafty supplies  ;)

That's very kind of you, how sweet.

Thanks  :) I figure I have way too much paper goodies right now, and I just got a job (yay!) so I can afford to share  :D I'm happy that a few people in the swap are looking for paper crafting supplies  :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: onecrazymom on October 26, 2011 09:53:36 AM
ok, as much as I LOOOOVE being an October baby, there are way too many relatives also in this category, so it is my absolute WORST month with things to do, people to see, etc.  Plus my anniversary is in Oct, and Halloween is approaching, which I also LOOOOVE, so I haven't been able to stay current with this thread, and see all the wonderful items people have received.  WOW!!!! I am loving all the turtles!  So envious of the stuffies!  cute, cute, cute!  Seeing all the gifts make me realize again how wonderful Craftster is!   :D  I am going to review everyones lists, because "paying it forward" makes me happy.  Off to check everyone's lists....

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY OCTOBERITES!!!!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 27, 2011 05:34:09 PM
wow @FoxySam

luckyyy...so jealous!! so jealous!!! lol


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 27, 2011 05:40:05 PM
WOOOO!!! MY FIRST SWAP PACKAGE ARRIVED TO MELINDASAYSRAWR!!! I'M SO NERVOUS...I HOPE YOU LIKE IT GIRLY!!! :D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Lollipop67 on October 27, 2011 06:35:43 PM
I recieved my Birthday gift from Jennilocker today and it is so awesome!!! Sorry if the pictures arent great, but my camera is dead and I couldnt wait till my boyfriend got home from his trip to use his, so I used my phone haha.

Pretty wrapping!


More pretty wrapping!!


Hot Candies with a cute label


Pretty Thank you cards


The back if my Hoopla :-)


And the front! Hanging on the wall in its new home :-)


I love the colors and its so great! I smile every time I see it, thank you so much Jennilocker!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: melindasaysrawr on October 27, 2011 10:02:58 PM
WOOOO!!! MY FIRST SWAP PACKAGE ARRIVED TO MELINDASAYSRAWR!!! I'M SO NERVOUS...I HOPE YOU LIKE IT GIRLY!!! :D


I DO!!! It is amazing! I'll be posting pictures soon, my camera is is MIA so I've got to hunt it down lol Thank you so much!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 28, 2011 05:36:21 AM
Before you all make fun of the back of the hoop I just want people to know that I was attempting whimsical lettering!! LOL!  I was thinking...ohhh I will do a little letter and then a big letter and tilt this one...and then when I was done it looked like my 2 year old had written it!!   :-[  Super embarassed but I figured it would be facing the wall so no one else would have to see my dirty shame!!

Glad you liked your hoop :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 28, 2011 06:59:44 AM
I love the whimsy of your hoop!  Sometimes good things happen when you try new things...you have a talented 2 year old ;)...

I have everything packaged for pjr107 and onecrazymom...and my special order from my favorite internet fabric store came in, so once I ship, I still have a few days to craft a bit more...

Hang in there ChevelleZombie--I have some supplies for you as well! :D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 28, 2011 01:00:56 PM
I love the whimsy of your hoop!  Sometimes good things happen when you try new things...you have a talented 2 year old ;)...

I have everything packaged for pjr107 and onecrazymom...and my special order from my favorite internet fabric store came in, so once I ship, I still have a few days to craft a bit more...

Hang in there ChevelleZombie--I have some supplies for you as well! :D

OMFG yay i'm excited! :D woot woot!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on October 28, 2011 01:32:56 PM
I love the whimsy of your hoop!  Sometimes good things happen when you try new things...you have a talented 2 year old ;)...


Aww thanks!! And I really do think that her lettering is better than that!! LOL!  ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: melindasaysrawr on October 28, 2011 04:51:38 PM
Finally, photos!! My package from ChevelleZombie:

Roswell, New Mexico pictures and postcards for my collection, plus a little alien spaceship that is awesome!!


OMGOMGOMG. My sign<3 I've been wanting this for forever, and adore it.


Also, not pictured is a big bag of candy that was sent along.. this is because it soon disappeared after the package was open  :P Thanks so much, ChevelleZombie!!!




Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on October 28, 2011 06:46:02 PM
Finally, photos!! My package from ChevelleZombie:

Roswell, New Mexico pictures and postcards for my collection, plus a little alien spaceship that is awesome!!
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/12050321868/2/tumblr_ltsuwv72wv1qg2yju

OMGOMGOMG. My sign<3 I've been wanting this for forever, and adore it.
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltsuwv72wv1qg2yjuo1_500.jpg

Also, not pictured is a big bag of candy that was sent along.. this is because it soon disappeared after the package was open  :P Thanks so much, ChevelleZombie!!!




aweeee!!! i'm so glad you like it! :D :P


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on October 29, 2011 05:54:00 PM
I just finished pjr107's gift! :D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on October 29, 2011 11:26:44 PM
Hiya,
      Just checking in and saying that I have finished Jennilocker's package and have parcelled it up and addressed it, just need to post it (post office shut today) so will be aiming to do that tomorrow or next day at the latest... ;D 

Happy Birthday October Babies and Happy Halloween/All hallow's eve/All Saints Day too...


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on November 01, 2011 12:57:02 AM
Went to the post office today and have sent jennilocker's birthday parcel...so hope it arrives with her super soon and that she enjoys her presents.  ;D



Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: onecrazymom on November 01, 2011 07:39:19 AM
soooo excited!  I received a package of wonderful supplies from kartiana over the weekend.   ;D  Halloween keeps us SUPER busy- huge party, decorate the whole house, last min costume prep, so I couldn't post til now.  I love everything, and am about to upload pix.  Thank you so much, K! 


Title: Re: November 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: nannychelle on November 04, 2011 10:48:39 AM
 ;D hi I hope I am in the right place to post for the November birthday swap. I am sending my qustionaire now. I an so excited.


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 04, 2011 10:50:45 AM
nope--you are in the October Discussion and gallery... :D

this is for November!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=393983.0



Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on November 04, 2011 04:41:02 PM
checking in.... big goodie is just about done but i have to clean it up. 
*WHINING ALERT*  was at the dentist for 4 1/2 hrs today for ONE tooth.  sucked. Really really sucked.

-pj


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: onecrazymom on November 04, 2011 09:18:53 PM
checking in.... big goodie is just about done but i have to clean it up. 
*WHINING ALERT*  was at the dentist for 4 1/2 hrs today for ONE tooth.  sucked. Really really sucked.

-pj

I so TOTALLY feel for you.  I hate the dentist so much that I reeeeeeally procrastinate my visits, of course that creates a vicious cycle, because if I went regularly, I probably wouldn't have so many problems..... I hope you are doing better, and pain is gone!   :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on November 04, 2011 11:28:23 PM
i have a quick question...i have to wait for feedback right before i can sign up for a new swap? how does that go about do i have to ask for it or the moderator/organizer has to do it?

sorry this is my frist swap ever! :S :P


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on November 05, 2011 02:55:52 AM
ChevelleZombie - You have to have completed the swap i.e. sent your package and have confirmed receipt from your partner to get feedback.

I am working on feedback this morning. This past week at work was a chaotic but I've found calmer seas now. :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on November 05, 2011 09:50:01 AM
*Puts on Organizer Hat*

Please!

~When you PM me, put Nov. Bday Swap in the Title line. I run multiple swaps at once and this helps immensely!

~Be sure to provide your Delivery Confirmation # when you send me your Sent PM



Also, be sure to post your birthday wishlists after you've been approved!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on November 05, 2011 02:44:51 PM
ChevelleZombie - You have to have completed the swap i.e. sent your package and have confirmed receipt from your partner to get feedback.

I am working on feedback this morning. This past week at work was a chaotic but I've found calmer seas now. :)

sweet and it made it to her on oct. 27th she posted pics on this thread :D

its always work to get in the way of creativity :P


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 06, 2011 01:53:35 PM
*Puts on Organizer Hat*

Please!

~When you PM me, put Nov. Bday Swap in the Title line. I run multiple swaps at once and this helps immensely!

~Be sure to provide your Delivery Confirmation # when you send me your Sent PM



Also, be sure to post your birthday wishlists after you've been approved!

You mean October, right? ;)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on November 06, 2011 02:29:27 PM
Yup, thanks always! ;)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on November 06, 2011 04:03:31 PM
Hiya,
      I have recieved a lovely birthday package from Melinda, THANK YOU so much!  So without further ado, here are the photos of my lovely presents:

The package before I opened it...


A mighty envelope full of lovely stickers, the gorgeous owl card and the little pink box...


The beautiful loaded charm bracelet...so delightfully sparkly and jingly:


One of my favourite charms on the bracelet, a lovely little froggy:


Some of my other favourite charms, like the keys, sun and moon:


I love the sparkly stars and the flower too:


A sparkly bow necklace:


A lovely blue necklace:


 ;D Thank you so so so much Melinda what a lovely birthday surprise!   ;D





Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 06, 2011 04:54:53 PM
What a lovely bracelet!  The charms are so adorable...I love the little frog.

Nice package!  I am sending out tomorrow...I hate packing the worst but tonight is a good time to do it since hubby is away and nothing is on tv!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: melindasaysrawr on November 06, 2011 05:36:44 PM
YAY! I thought it would never get there! lol I'm soo glad you like it!(:


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on November 06, 2011 08:02:01 PM
YAY! I thought it would never get there! lol I'm soo glad you like it!(:

Definately, thank you  ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: lullababy on November 08, 2011 03:46:02 PM
wanted to share what I received, I am beyond pleased, it's amazing! This is me in my kitchen with the apron that Lollipop67 made!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 08, 2011 05:50:16 PM
It is fantastic!  You look so pretty with your colorful new apron!

Love the red accent...perfect color for you!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on November 10, 2011 08:03:38 PM
Just checkin in...cool apron


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on November 11, 2011 06:50:40 AM
I received the BEST package from Foxy Sam!!




2 BEAUTIFUL crocheted braclets!! They are perfect and the colors are beautiful.
An adorable owl ornament <3
A kick booty little embroidered craft ninja book cover and book! He is adorable and he is holding pointy objects..tee hee
A SPCA scarf...awesome organization!
A beautiful post card
A cute little kiwi pin
Foreign candy :)  

I feel like I am forgetting something but I don't have my package with me at work so if I am I will rectify when I post pics!!

Thank you Sam!!
XOXOXOXOXO


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 12, 2011 07:58:23 AM
I am getting concerned about my two packages I sent...both of my partners should have received by now...:(

I hope everything is ok...


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on November 12, 2011 12:53:00 PM
I got it!!! and I was a distracted crazy fool and haven't even opened it yet!  heading off to do  that now and post my wonderful gifts from you and TroubleT.

-Pauline


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 12, 2011 01:40:41 PM
oh YAY!  I am always worried that the post office will lose a package!

I know you have been crazy busy as well, so the important thing is that you got your birthday goodies!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: onecrazymom on November 13, 2011 09:14:15 PM
ok, so I was taking down my Halloween decor (yes, I keep it up a looooong time) :) and low and behold....behind my rather large pumpkin...A BOX!  Apparently, it was delivered a few days ago, and my postwoman tucked it behind my pumpkin- I could not see it!  Sorry, alwaysinmyroom!!  So here are the pix of the WONDERFUL bday box!!!  It truly is a great package!

2 hats from my list:
(I love both, but REALLY love the purple wool one)

a fantastic little monster plushie in my fav color


and some wonderful supplies for my collages, etc. 

Also she sent a CD from her husbands band- haven't had the chance to listen yet, but I'm very excited to!, a great little book thong, and a newspaper from her area- 1972!! So many great things- thank you soooo much, AIMR!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on November 13, 2011 09:33:17 PM
I received the BEST package from Foxy Sam!! I will post pics tomorrow but I'll give a brief breakdown sans photos.

2 BEAUTIFUL crocheted braclets!! They are perfect and the colors are beautiful.
An adorable owl ornament <3
A kick booty little embroidered craft ninja book cover and book! He is adorable and he is holding pointy objects..tee hee
A SPCA scarf...awesome organization!
A beautiful post card
A cute little kiwi pin
Foreign candy :) 

I feel like I am forgetting something but I don't have my package with me at work so if I am I will rectify when I post pics!!

Thank you Sam!!
XOXOXOXOXO

You're welcome!  ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 14, 2011 06:54:47 AM
I am so glad you found the mystery box hiding! :D

I loved the variegated purple hat and then panicked because you said you loved red! :D  Remember, what you don't wear, please donate or give to someone in need!

aww---I always hate giving away plushies but I do not want to be one of those old women that is discovered with 100 plushies in her home ;D

I was hoping you could use some of the bits for your lovely collages...including the yellowed newspaper from 1972!  

Happy Birthday to a special woman!!  It was fun crafting for you (and destashing at the same time! ;) )


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: onecrazymom on November 14, 2011 02:22:04 PM
So apparently my front patio is like the Twilight Zone for packages....I received a great box from Kartiana a bit ago, and it took forever to find it, because my delivery person set it behind a bush....I need to get a PO Box....
Sorry it took a bit to post this, K, but you'll be glad to know I've already used a few of the papers on some projects!  :D
Here is the great amount of supplies she sent me!

I absolutely LOOOOOVE the foreign book pages- where do you find all of them???  Also the patterned paper strips, and the sheet music


Thank you so much, what a wonderful stash!!! (Secretly, I love organizing all the stuff as much as I love using them in projects....my OCD talking there!)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: onecrazymom on November 14, 2011 02:28:18 PM
One more wonderful bday package- this time from Lullababy!
Lots of fantastic papers- love the oriental ones!  Also some great lace, sugar skull fabric, felt, some wood blocks, glitter (which unfortunately opened so my craft room looks like it was visited by a fairy!  :D 

And also a great assortment of buttons (which I am addicted to- I put buttons on everything!!!)


Thank you so much for the great bday package, L!! I love it!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: lullababy on November 14, 2011 02:32:16 PM
Yay! So glad you like it! Sorry the glitter opened :( But at least it looks pretty haha.


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 14, 2011 07:24:14 PM
There is nothing like supplies porn to make me swoon!!  oh wow...I certainly would be checking in the bushes and behind pumpkins from now on...look what you would have missed! :D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: onecrazymom on November 14, 2011 07:41:48 PM
There is nothing like supplies porn to make me swoon!!  oh wow...I certainly would be checking in the bushes and behind pumpkins from now on...look what you would have missed! :D

LOL!  yes, and we usually go through our garage, so unfortunately there have been packages that have been missed before.  I usually try to keep an eye out if I know something is coming, but the one behind the pumpkin was REALLY hidden!   :D



Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: kartiana on November 15, 2011 07:30:32 AM
I absolutely LOOOOOVE the foreign book pages- where do you find all of them??? 

My local library has big book sales a few times a year and on the last day of their sale they sell bags of books for $1. You fill the bag yourself with any of the books left and I usually go a little crazy  ::) they have a small table dedicated to foreign books and I always find a few treasures there  :D So glad you like everything I sent!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on November 17, 2011 02:04:49 AM
Just a quick update, if you have sent me a PM the past couple of days, I will get updates or replies to you as soon as I can. I've been ill since Sunday (seasonal cold) and have been on cold meds (which kick my bootey) since Sunday. Just be patient with me please.  :)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 17, 2011 04:12:19 AM
Feel better!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on November 17, 2011 08:08:58 AM
I received from julieboolie yesterday and she sent a wonderful package!!   

I LOVE the button clock hoop!! My 2 year old carried it around for an hour saying NEAT and kissing it...she is going to be a little strange I am afraid.  She also included an awesome owl not pad that goes on the fridge that has a hige magnet on the back of it so it will actually stay on the fridge!! She also included some yummy snickers bars that mysteriously disappeared along with Foxy Sams candy....my little one smelled a lot like chocolate last night...and so did her daddy.

Thank you so much and I do hope that you get to feeling much better!!!



Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 17, 2011 08:21:47 AM
The button clock is pretty neat!  I love the peace symbol button...

Hope you got to eat at least one piece of candy--after all, it was your birthday! :D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on November 17, 2011 09:37:55 AM
The button clock is pretty neat!  I love the peace symbol button...

Hope you got to eat at least one piece of candy--after all, it was your birthday! :D

No candy for me  They were too fast!! :( That's okay though my bum didn't need it!! LOL!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: julieboolie on November 18, 2011 07:01:52 PM
I received from pjy107! I am soo lucky! It's a red ear slider! :D




I love his pink belly! Cheeseburger's belly is slightly little pink too!


Thank you so much, Paulina!! You are truly talented!



Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 18, 2011 08:55:31 PM
holy mackeral!  What a great present!!

Yes, that is one talented craftster! It looks like Japanese pottery!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on November 18, 2011 09:19:53 PM
WOOOO! GOT MY GIFT FROM JULIEBOOLIE YESTERDAY! I LOVE IT!

HERE'S WHAT I GOT! :D

CUTE CARD!


ADORABLE PANDA!


SUPPER SUUUPPPER SOFT YARN AND CROCHET NEEDLE!


ME WEARING IT AS A BEANIE IT FITS ALL MY HAIR PERFECTLY!


ME AGAIN! WEARING IT LIKE A TAM/SLOUCHY BEANIE :D


THANKS AGAIN JULIEBOOLIE!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 19, 2011 08:49:39 AM
oh you are such a cutie in your new hats!  What a beautiful color...and so nicely made!

I hope you did have a wonderful birthday!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on November 22, 2011 12:10:07 PM
We only have just a few more packages out on this swap. :)

Just a couple of quick reminders:

Please post pictures of the packages that you receive! We all would like to bask in your birthday goodies.

If you receive from a non-birthday swapper
, you are required to send that person a Thank You card/note after you receive!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on November 23, 2011 01:47:53 PM
So bring out the bad craftster wet noodle... I deserve it :(  And they are wonderful and lovely gifts I got so ..... mostly time to share!  (and I put mostly cause one set of pictures uploaded and the others didn't )

ONWARD--

Thank you so much Alwaysinmyroom!  She sent me a lovely bag and scarf and all kinds of other goodies including some goodies for my youngest!
Here they are (in no particular order) for all to enjoy (if I missed any Linda, please add them!)










and now the slightly bad news... the pictures from TroubleT's items are too big.  I will attempt this again but I gotta head to inlaws (where I can try it again but that's not till later ....much later tonight) 
Thank you again!
Pauline


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on November 23, 2011 05:21:48 PM
I recieved onecrazymom's package today! i will be posting pictures tomorrow or friday as my camera is dead and being a pain to charge :(

have a great turkey day everyone!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on November 23, 2011 10:54:31 PM
Cool hats and bag too, neato


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on November 24, 2011 12:31:45 PM
Ok this shows my brain power....they are all upside-down! Ugh! And troubler's wonderful gift picks are stuck and my tech support ( hubby) said he would attempt to retrieve them but he's not putting much effort into it after turkey!! Will continue to update on the pic sage unless TroubleT, if you have picks, could you post them?

Again thanks all! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Pauline


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on November 24, 2011 02:31:16 PM
I think I did take pics. Let me check. :)

Here we go!

A reconned bag made from a pair of khaki pants

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1334.jpg


A purple ninny dragon! (The pic has the entire batch that I made. The other two were claimed by my daughter. ;) )

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1336.jpg


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 24, 2011 07:09:50 PM
I love that there is a built in pocket when you use the cargo pants!  Good color, too!

P--I was glad that you did not mind that I sent you hats since you, yourself are an accomplished crocheter!  I know what you mean when you say you never have time to make things for yourself! :D

And, it looks like your family will be enjoying monsters galore...I love that they have wings, Troublet!  The purple ones could be related to the one I made! :D



Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on November 25, 2011 05:00:17 AM
The dragon and the bag do have a tendency to eat things to.... Chester seems to like my tools cause I am always finding them in his mouth!  And the bag is large enought to hold my iPad.  Thanks for posting the pics!

And yes I can crochet but I am really really slow at it.  One hat would prob take me four to six hours and that's a real generous with the time. 

Pauline


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: ChevelleZombie on November 26, 2011 09:00:57 PM
finally pics of my presents from onecrazymom

thank you i love all of it!!!!! :D :D

Here's the package once i openeted it! :D


fleur de lys and skeleton magnets!!! :D


awesome scratch papers and backgrounds! :D


fabric cupcake book marker!!


retro stickers!!!


awesome magnet picture frame!! it's going by my desk!! :D


amazing hand painted fleur de lys to add to my collection!! i love it and it's blue!!! :D this is by far my fav piece i own!!


how fun is this binder clip



my fleur de lys in it's new home!!! :D



THANK YOU AGAIN JENNIFER I LOVE IT!!

--ChevelleZombie


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on November 28, 2011 10:13:35 AM
I have received a lovely birthday package from Julieboolie...THANK YOU!  Here are the photos of the lovely gifts:

A bit of a blurry shot of opening up...finding it hard to stay still long enough to take a clear photo it seems...lol


Hot cocoa with marshmellows...looking forward to trying this...cool


One of my delightful birthday owls...isn't he cute!


My other delightful owl...


And not only owls but also a tiny weeny gorgeous turtle too:


Here they are showing off the neato card that came with it too:


Thank you Julieboolie!~ ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 28, 2011 01:16:46 PM
Those owls are cute!  They would also be so much fun to make up in all colors--nice job!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on December 19, 2011 05:30:56 PM
I have just received a WOW...delightful package from Pauline so will put up photos soon...  THANK YOU!!!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on December 19, 2011 05:43:52 PM
LOOK LOOK LOOK!!! 

Here is the beautiful darling dragon from Pauline...isn't she a legend!  She is so so so so so clever!!!









And a stunning card too...beautiful!


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I love her, thank you so much Pauline!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on December 19, 2011 08:17:25 PM
WOW!  ::)

That dragon is amazing!!!

Pjr107, you've got some serious skills! :)

And with the arrival of this package, we are done! See you all in 10 months! ;)


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 20, 2011 06:28:34 AM
Wow--what a unique art piece!  I like the facial expression you got! and the scales...


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: Foxy Sam on December 20, 2011 08:38:14 PM
She is the most fantastic dragon and the scales are even more impressive in real life, I count myself very very very lucky. Thanks again Pjr107!


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: pjr107 on December 21, 2011 01:23:29 AM
She is the most fantastic dragon and the scales are even more impressive in real life, I count myself very very very lucky. Thanks again Pjr107!

 ;D


Title: Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 21, 2011 06:31:09 AM
This is not a great picture, but I had to show off the little green bowl Pauline made for me as a thank you gift!  I love the texture and of course, the color!  How did she know I collect green and blue pottery?;)

I love it!!!