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Title: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on November 07, 2011 03:12:34 PM
Post your loot here! Please do not reveal your secret sender until Dec 1 or later.

Signup thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391216.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391216.0)

Status:
blue : sent
green : received
red : bad! contact organizers asap!

Sends

atusko's group:
Crafty Vixen Ho! Ho! Ho! -> Christmas Cracker -> Cindy Lou Who am I? -> Susie SewFlake -> Ms. Craftina Kringle -> Figgy Pudding -> Crafty Vixen Ho! Ho! Ho!

ptarmic wumpus' group:
Undercover Elf -> Santa's Stockings -> Mrs Claus -> HoHoHoMerryCrafty -> Christmas Stockinette -> Undercover Elf

Receives:

ptarmic wumpus
nilmerg
A2K
craftaddiction
Avesthel
atusko
oneredboot
xladyluckx
alteredmommy
loves2experiment
Sansa



Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on November 22, 2011 03:58:48 PM
I'm trying hard not to open before Dec 1....but had to at least free my packages from their postal wrappings.  in case they needed to breathe or something :D

Shiny!!  with some selvedges in the front (thank you partner, I can definitely use those!)
 




Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on November 22, 2011 04:14:42 PM
Ooooh...a teaser picture!  So, does the selvedges mean that your secret sender is someone who sews? ;D



Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on November 22, 2011 05:52:35 PM
Ooh shiny!!  :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on November 22, 2011 06:28:57 PM
That's some pile of medium, AM!!!!  :D 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on November 22, 2011 09:05:49 PM
hehe that's what I thought too......a w hole bunch of medium :-)

loves, everyone has selvedges in their craftroom, no?


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: Sansa on November 23, 2011 12:13:54 AM
I think I might have to add to my package.


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on November 23, 2011 05:47:07 AM
I think you can open your gifts before Dec 1 and post photos, it's just that you wait til Dec 1 to reveal  your sender! 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on November 23, 2011 06:09:15 AM
Yep, you can open as soon as you receive and make us all guess who your sender was!

Sansa, I'm sure you sent a great package!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on November 23, 2011 07:45:16 AM
Yay!  Gallery pictures!   :D   Love the shiny green wrapping!   :D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on November 23, 2011 09:19:22 AM
Its a personal goal I set myself :D  I highly doubt I'll make it till Dec 1....


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on November 23, 2011 12:23:33 PM
Eek!!  I received too!! 

Look at my loot!


I feel sooo spoiled.  Thank you Secret Santa!!  :)  Lana and I will wait until it is a little closer to Christmas to open our goodies. :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on November 23, 2011 12:56:59 PM
Oh crap!  That's another whole pile of medium!!!  I didn't send quite that big of a pile.  I didn't actually send a pile.  Just sayin'!  I did ship today and will send my DC# along later this evening.   I don't feel like making the trip up and down stairs!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on November 23, 2011 01:27:04 PM
Yay for more goodies!!

You guys are both so self disciplined!   :o   I don't think I could hold out until Dec 1 since I don't have too.   ;D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on November 23, 2011 01:44:30 PM
Oh crap!  That's another whole pile of medium!!!  I didn't send quite that big of a pile.  I didn't actually send a pile.  Just sayin'!  I did ship today and will send my DC# along later this evening.   I don't feel like making the trip up and down stairs!

I know.  I didn't send a big pile either.  Eek.  I hope my small pile will be ok.

Yay for more goodies!!
You guys are both so self disciplined!   :o   I don't think I could hold out until Dec 1 since I don't have too.   ;D
Hehe, my trick is to hide it away so that Lana doesn't know it's here.  :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on November 23, 2011 02:46:50 PM
loves, everyone has selvedges in their craftroom, no?

really?!?  why i never knew that... ;)

Oh crap!  That's another whole pile of medium!!!  I didn't send quite that big of a pile.  I didn't actually send a pile.  Just sayin'!  I did ship today and will send my DC# along later this evening.   I don't feel like making the trip up and down stairs!

no kidding :P  i'm pretty sure my pile isn't that huge either :P   
looks like i'm gonna have to rethink what medium means! :D



Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: Sansa on November 23, 2011 09:46:58 PM
(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2852491900068655104vBErjk)

Yay a nice surprise in the mail today.


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on November 24, 2011 08:17:25 AM
THAT package makes me feel better!  :D 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on November 24, 2011 10:55:17 AM
THAT package makes me feel better!  :D 

Hmmm, there's probably a whole pile of mediums hiding in that one package ;)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on November 24, 2011 11:25:09 AM
THAT package makes me feel better!  :D 

Me too!   ;D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on November 24, 2011 03:44:33 PM
THAT package makes me feel better!  :D 

Hmmm, there's probably a whole pile of mediums hiding in that one package ;)


Thanks, loves.  Now I'm worried again.  ;D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on November 25, 2011 11:54:39 AM
I received today!   


That is Mikey the Monster Minion sitting there among the presents!   :D   The card envelope says that I can either open the card last to try to guess who my secret santa is or open it now to learn more about Mikey the Monster Minion!   

I am eager to learn more about Mikey so I'm undecided yet as to open the card or presents first!    ;)

Thank you so very much, secret santa!    :D 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on November 25, 2011 12:03:20 PM
Presents!  I vote for presents!!!!!!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on November 25, 2011 03:40:00 PM
I've decided that if I get my trees up and the house decorated this weekend I will definitely be opening my secret santa presents.  I figure that is a great reward.... :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on November 25, 2011 04:51:39 PM
Presents!  I vote for presents!!!!!!
   
 ;D 

I decided to open a few and make a guess and then read the card to see if I was right.   :D

I've decided that if I get my trees up and the house decorated this weekend I will definitely be opening my secret santa presents.  I figure that is a great reward.... :)
Sounds like a plan to me!

Ok!  I've taken some photos and I'm uploading them to the computer now to get some opened present pictures here in the galley to let people start guessing at who my secret santa is.   :D 
 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on November 25, 2011 05:02:48 PM
Ack!  I wanna see pics!!  

Ok, forget pics...I guess L2E just from the wrappings and Mikey. 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on November 25, 2011 06:39:22 PM
My secret santa did a fabulous job stalking me and finding out all my likes!   In case you are wondering about Mikey, this is what the card said about him:

A wee bit of info about your holiday monster minion.  His name is Mikey.  Mischief is his middle name.  Having said that, as long as you limit his sugar intake, he is pretty helpful around the house.  He loves to wrap presents and bake cookies.  If you really need him to lick stamps, he can do that too.   :)  I hope you will have fun with Mikey! 
PS  He does not like being inside a washer or dryer!!!

 ;D

Mikey is 7 inches tall from tip of horn to toe which helps to know to determine the scale of things in the photos.  Here to help with everything is Mikey.  ;)   So let's get on to the presents!   :D


The first thing I opened was this bag!

So cute with all the little birds!  And the lining fabric is lovely and the perfect shade of aqua blue.   :D  And its made out of a lovely soft natural fabric and so big and roomy!   



A stack of seven beautifully knitted washcloths!!    Yes!  I always want more washcloths and white ones at that!   I definitely prefer hand knit washcloths over store bought ones!   Very good stalking, secret santa!   :D   


European Chocolate! 

This is awesome!  I've never heard of this until today and so the hubby and I opened it and sampled it and it is heavenly.   Thank you!   :D




An adorable birdie necklace!  This is so pretty, thank you!  I love the color you picked for him, it makes me think of a cardinal.   :)



Beautiful bird note cards!  These are lovely and just my style!   :D 



And owl bunting!!!  So cute!!!   I've been wanting one of these for a while.   Sorry for the slightly out of focus picture.  I was trying to get all the owls in frame.  I'm going to find a place to put these up this weekend.  :D 
Thank you!!! 



Pretty pretty fiber!   All hand dyed.  :D  There is a merino, a BFL and the ball is domestic wool.   Thank you, secret santa!  I love fiber!!!   :D 



And Mikey is showing off the beautifully handspun and hand dyed yarn!  This was such a treat to find when I opened it.  :D  Thank you so much!!!   :D


Everything is so beautifully made and done with such thoughtfulness and attention to detail.  I love and appreciate every single thingl!!  Thank you so very much, secret santa!!!    :-*


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on November 25, 2011 07:26:37 PM
So lovely!  What a haul!  I'm going to second atsuko's guess of L2E b/c of the adorable owl bunting.  And the awesome bird notecards... Great package!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on November 26, 2011 08:40:27 AM
I received!!! *squeal*  Here's a picture of the medium and 2 smalls pile of goodies from my fabulous secret santa!!!



Something smells divine, and it's definitely coming from one of these packages :D

Can you guess who my secret santa is (well, I'll reveal that for sure on Dec. 1)...but more pictures of what she sent...in a bit!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on November 26, 2011 08:50:13 AM
Beautiful wrapping!   Is it wrapped in fabric?! 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on November 26, 2011 08:56:20 AM
My guess is L2E for Avesthel's santa too....



Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on November 26, 2011 09:06:14 AM
Beautiful wrapping!   Is it wrapped in fabric?! 

Affirmative ;)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on November 26, 2011 11:31:15 AM
Ready for more pictures of the goodies I received from my super secret santa?
Well, I must say that she's a nifty ninja stalker and brilliant crafter...everything she made for me is p-e-r-f-e-c-t!  :o


A patchwork purse!  I adore all things patchwork and I love purses.  This is so well made.  I will have the best purse come Spring 2012!




My secret santa knows that I'm a nerd by trade, so she sent me a couple of cute chemistry-themed fabrics from Spoonflower.  Nerdelicious!




And this was what smelled so divine when I first opened the box...lavender scented felted soaps!  I'm partial to anything lavender...and did I mention that this smells soooo good?




A gorgeous wet felted scarf that is dyed in gorgeous hues!  I can't wait for the weather to get cold enough for scarves because this will be a favourite this winter :)




Pretty nesting fabric boxes!  I've been wanting to make some for myself...oh, for the longest time :P  I'm stoked that someone finally made these for me.  They will be wonderful for storing WIPs in my craftroom :D




A trio of well-detailed, dimunitive felted houses that are just perfect in every way...I love them!




Fiber! Fiber! Fiber!  Rovings dyed with natural dyes (walnut, brazilwood and weld).  The colours are amazing!




And last but not least, choccies and the wonderful resist-dyed cotton fabrics and trims that were used to wrap some of the goodies (which I intend to save and re-use or sew something cool with) :)




THANK YOU SECRET SANTA (YOU-KNOW-WHO-YOU-ARE ;)) FOR SENDING A BUNCH OF AWESOME CRAFTS!  YOU ROCK!!!  :-*


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on November 26, 2011 12:07:47 PM
Awesome goodies!!!   :D  I had my suspicions about who your secret santa must be when I saw the fabric wrappings that looked hand dyed.  ;)   But they were solidified with the natural dyed rovings and that scarf.   It has to be Ptarmic wumpus!   :D 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on November 26, 2011 02:08:18 PM
Definitely Ptarmic!! 

Love all the goodies so far, but esp drooling over the knitted washclothes, owl bunting, nested boxes, and the geek fabrics!!

Our gallery is off to a fantastic start!!  Man, I am so tempted to open now.  Ack!!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on November 26, 2011 02:28:21 PM
dye+sewing+felting=ptarmic wumpus in my book.  I think we all know each other far too well....

I agree, it is soooooo hard not to tear open those shiny green packages :D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on November 27, 2011 06:52:38 AM
that is a gorgeous haul!  I'm coveting those nesting fabric bins... 
i agree, has to be ptarmic.  :)  lovely! 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on November 27, 2011 08:33:08 AM
Drooling.. .****!!!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on November 29, 2011 08:05:10 PM
I've been feeling under the weather the past couple of days so what could be better medicine than to tear open some shiny packages!  Wow secret STS santa, you have sent me a ton of awesome!!   Please excuse my pictures, the winter light is not so awesome these days...
First I opened the cutest trio of crochet ornaments, a Jack skelly, a cute gnome and a heart


Then a fabulous green leafy scarf and some anatomical heart magnets!


Awesome scrappy, sparkly leggings (I am wearing them still, so warm!) and a gorgeous apron!


There was also a bag of Lindor truffles....was ;)  Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies Secret Santa....now I know who you are and you know who you are, how about the rest of you!?!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: nilmerg on November 29, 2011 10:11:33 PM
I recieved my secret santa a couple of days ago, and since you had all opened yours, I decided to open up too!!!!
Here are the wrapped goodies:

First I opened the smaller gifts:

They were some 2.5" squares for my i_spy quilt and a leaf bookmark (I read all the time, but I have a terrible habbit of loosing bookmarks!
Then I opened a big one:

I have a huge hoopla wall , so it is great to add another. My secret santa is not usually a hoopla participant so she wasn't sure how to finish the hoop, but I don't mind as I might steel the cool green hoop as my working hoop and put on a simpler wooden hoop!
Then came my absolute favourite:

A hoopla project bag. I've already used it on a recent outing with the family. The design on top is embroidered and is inspire by my pintrest too  ;D
Inside:

Mrs Santa included the hoop, and I have my scissors and threads already stored in there.
And the back so you can see the great blue and yellow material she selected.


Also hidden inside the hoopla project bag were 2 more packages containing the buttons and the cool insect buttons that are pictured above.

Thank you so much to my secret santa. Can you guess who made all this?


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on November 30, 2011 08:56:58 AM
Ooh, lovely goodies!  I really love those legwarmers and the hoopla project bag.  :)

I still don't have a tree up and I'm hanging on to not opening up my gifts, but you gals are making it sooo hard.


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on November 30, 2011 01:19:19 PM
I am guessing craftaddiction crocheted, stitched and knitted for alteredmommy!  

I am guessing Sansa embroidered, stitched and knitted for nilmerg!

I'm getting impatient for my ss stuff to arrive both for me and for the person I sent to!!!!  :D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on November 30, 2011 01:29:47 PM
Haha!  My guess was that you (A2K) were AM's SS....though I also thought it might be ORB.   I agree that Sansa is Nilmerg's SS mainly because of the quilting for the flowers.  :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on November 30, 2011 01:49:03 PM
I'm stumped...so I'm gonna need more clues!  I need to see more presents before making any guesses :D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on November 30, 2011 02:02:41 PM
I don't know who to guess either.  I'm going to wait to see more presents before I narrow who is who.  ;)   The hoopla project bag is really cool!  I've not seen one of those before.  I love the little ladybug on it too.  :D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on November 30, 2011 05:53:02 PM
hmmm either A2K or Sansa for Nilmerg.  The hoopla bag is a neato idea!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on December 02, 2011 09:20:01 PM
It is after Dec 1st now.....:)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on December 03, 2011 07:44:54 AM
It is after Dec 1st now.....:)

In that case...you gals were right!  ptarmic wumpus was my secret santa :D  Thanks Nikki! :-*  I'm still in awe of all the lovely things you made for me :D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: Sansa on December 03, 2011 10:03:14 AM
Unwrapping

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2814827520068655104iFXAfk)

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2914541080068655104HZjxXR)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: Sansa on December 03, 2011 10:10:02 AM
Awesome counters. Yay.

  (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2519399470068655104GrdFiC)

These are so cool.

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2427937650068655104phVYpU)



Hunger games charm bracelets for my dd. It's her newest thing.  ;D

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2016332840068655104OLpPot)

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2146247720068655104BGgJlX)

A wholes set of Sakura themed jewelery, which I adore.

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2934306080068655104tvaABg)

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2508892960068655104LUDwHH)

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2709494470068655104sJYsjO)

Another beautiful pendant

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2129602450068655104YGZWOK)

The Piece de resistance, this has been wisted forever.

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2485202310068655104GcLdaB)

There is one more item but that will probably give it away for sure, so I will post it later.

Thank you tomy sneaky Secret Santa. I love it all.


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on December 03, 2011 10:20:23 AM
beautiful package!  I've not seen counters like that before, how do they work? 

I'm guessing atsuko :)

fyi, no one guessed my secret santa who isn't known as a yarnie.....


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on December 03, 2011 10:40:04 AM
I'm going to confirm my secret santa was Loves2experiment!!   :D   Thank you so much, L2E, for all the lovely things you sent!!!    :D   :-*


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on December 03, 2011 10:45:30 AM
Oh, and I forgot to add... I guess atsuko too for sansa's package!   :D    That branch sakura necklace is stunning!


I'd like to also know how those long stitch markers work.  They look like row counters.  Do you move a charm or something from one ring to the next?


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: nilmerg on December 03, 2011 01:38:47 PM
Yes, sansa was my Secret santa. You all guessed straight away. Thank you for such a great package Sansa.

That jewlery is amazing. I'm thinking atsuko too.


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on December 03, 2011 02:24:02 PM
I just received a wonderful package from my Secret Santa! 

Here's a shot of everything, including some fun extras, a tree-shaped cookie cutter and patterned journal! 


A LOVELY garland made from vintage doilies!  This has been on my wist forever and I was so delighted with this!  This one is going up in the living room this weekend!


Front and back of a patchwork bag--I love the neutral colors!


...And two great little fabric bins with vintage doilies, and a super-cut mug rug!  This little mini-quilt is so well-made.  What talent!  :)


This is all very much my style--Thank you so much, Secret Santa!!  *wink*wink*   I'll post later about who it is (you know who you are!), but for now, any ideas who it might be??


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on December 03, 2011 04:09:40 PM
Hehe, you guys are good.  I was Sansa's SS.  :)  The stitch markers were straight off of Kate's wists.  You use the ring with the right row number on it to keep track.  There are 2 of each ring size so that you can go up to 99 rows with either small or large needles.  :) I had lots of fun crafting for her...so many fun things to try.  :)

ORB, I have no guess, but I love that lace banner.  

Ok, time for you guys to guess my SS.  We were ROYALLY spoiled by our SS.  Here are some shots of delight as Lana opened our gifts.  :)


Lana loves her goodies!!  :)  She started with the tinest package and was delighted to received this awesome little bear.  

The next one had his daddy.  Lana thought the other soft package was the mommy.  I was wondering what it was when she squealed.  Turns out it was Totoro mitts.  :)


Lana made a bed for the bears (recycled from part of the wrapping) and I wanted to show you a closeup of the beautiful mittens!!


There were wonderful goodies for me too!
A lovely knitted hoodie for Nara!  The colors are soo beautiful!  Nara wants to give you a big hug!!  Thank you SS!!!  


2 wonderful amigurumi books.  Eek!!  I feel so spoiled!!!  I can't wait to start on the kitty!!


And lastly this wonderful sentiment!


I can't tell you how happy you've made us Secret Santa!!!  Thank you and happy holidays!!!  :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on December 03, 2011 05:14:56 PM
The doily garland is really pretty!   And those totoro mitts are amazing!    Great items!   :D

Ok, I'm guessing nilmerg for ORB and Craftaddiction for atsuko!   :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on December 04, 2011 09:35:38 AM
Same guesses for me :D   That doily garland is so cool, as are the Totoro mitts! 

Well I'm outing my secret Santa who is none other than the fabulous Avesthel, secret yarnie! ;)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on December 04, 2011 09:54:07 AM
Well I'm outing my secret Santa who is none other than the fabulous Avesthel, secret yarnie! ;)

The things you learn!  Nice going, Avesthel!!!!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on December 04, 2011 12:39:02 PM
Well I'm outing my secret Santa who is none other than the fabulous Avesthel, secret yarnie! ;)

The things you learn!  Nice going, Avesthel!!!!

Great job Avesthel!!  :)

I enjoyed reading the adventures of the Amineko last night.  I can't wait to make him, but today I'm starting on a simple elf hat for Lana.  :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on December 04, 2011 12:57:06 PM
Ok, I'm guessing nilmerg for ORB and Craftaddiction for atsuko!   :)

Yes!  My Secret Santa was the talented nilmerg!  Thanks so much, nilmerg!!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on December 04, 2011 01:52:30 PM
My secret is out!  lol   ;)    :D   

The Amikeko book is a story and a pattern? 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on December 04, 2011 05:42:38 PM
My secret is out!  lol   ;)    :D   

The Amikeko book is a story and a pattern? 

Yes!  It is soo much fun to read.  I esp love the Japanese traditions it reflects.  :)  The pics are soo wonderful.  I really can't wait to make one!  :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on December 05, 2011 05:01:32 PM
I RECEIVED!  Yes, I am shouting!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D  I am so spoiled!  Prepare yourselves for picture overload!

My secret santa wrapped everything up in pretty brown paper, tied with some of LXM's handspun:
(Each package sported a unique trim)
   

An angel (like my secret santa), birdies (there is another, tiny chirper as well).  And felty green leaves.  
The angel ornament was made in my SS's home town!  
The first package I opened contained this beautiful cross stitch cardinal cup sleeve.

 It was wrapped around this yummy box of chocolate covered sunflower seeds (and other goodies).  

The next package I opened contained three rather unique items:  
   
A woven wool brooch from Ireland:
 A travel wash and sew kit:  Hilariously cute with button shaped soaps!!!!!!!  
And this funny "Fidgit for your digit"  thing:    I'll let you know if I get any pain relief!  :D  

The next package I opened contained THE CUTEST TEA COZY EVER!  
 
This is not a great picture of it!  It's a masterpiece of fiber arts!  The body is knitted and contains some of lxm's handspun for the roof.  It has a round door and window (crocheted!) and needle felted garden all around!  It is straight from my pinterest and I love it!  There was a tin of English Breakfast tea (my fave) in a classic double decker bus tin!  I think I will turn this into a pin cushion when I finish the tea, even though it has a slot on top for a bank.  We'll see!  

And finally, I opened a beautiful tea cup and saucer from my SS's collection, filled with a bees wax candle. I am a lover of all things tea and have a collection of tea cups myself (as well as teapots, but let's not go there!).  My SS said one must always be ready for a tea party!  I couldn't agree more!  
   

Here are some "action" shots!  ;D  
   
(My teapot, being cozied!  I will try to get a good pic of this tomorrow when there is daylight! -- Oh wait, I leave in the dark and come home in the dark -- never fear, I will get a shot and post it soon!)

Can you guess who my SS is?  (I knew as soon as I saw the tape on the box as I had seen that tape before!  If there had been anyone hanging around my snowy porch, they would have heard me exclaiming with excitement!!!)

Thank you, Secret Santa!  This package made me feel special!  Mwahhhh!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on December 05, 2011 05:13:32 PM
Ooh, what a great package A2K!!  My guess ORB because of the tea cozy!  :)  I really love the way it was packed.  :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on December 05, 2011 05:43:46 PM
Wow, this gallery has exploded with all kinds of awesome crafted gifts!  What a talented group of STSers ;D

I think I have a pretty good idea about who A2K's secret santa is... ;)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: xladyluckx on December 05, 2011 06:25:55 PM
Get ready to drool....got the MOST WONDERFUL package from A2K!!!! Sorry for the delay in posting these up, been a bit of a rough week with my allergies. One thing I don't do well is knit, so I have a huge appreciation for the level of awesome and skill here..see below! Thank you so much for a beautiful package!!!

Beautifully wrapped with a useable belt as the ribbon! Genius!!!


So stoked beyond words...a felted skull purse!!!


Detail of the skull and design...soooo cool!


Inside View of the purse!!!


Matching zippered bag with a notepad!!!


Adorable felt snowman ornament!


She also sent a rad travel coffee mug with a skull on it! I took it to work, and still need to take a pic!!! It's in use!! lol. Thank you so much A2K, you rule!!!!!!!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on December 05, 2011 08:07:52 PM
What lovely goodies you both received!   :D   I love that stained glass angel!   And the tea cozy is awesome!   I have a guess as to who your secret santa is but I'll let others take a go since I've been doing a lot of guessing.  :) 


A2K did a fabulous job on your package, xladyluckx.  :D  that belt as a ribbon is a great idea and that purse is really fabulous!   


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on December 06, 2011 09:17:23 AM
Glad you like your bag, xladyluckx!  The skull motif I used was called "death flake."  Cracked me up.   I had fun knitting for you and putting the package together.  I'm sorry you have been struggling with allergies!  It sounds like you've been through the ringer! 

Funny that you guys aren't outing my SS!  :D  I'll out her after a few more guesses!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on December 06, 2011 11:50:23 AM
Well, since it's been about 16 hours since I posted I wouldn't guess....maybe that's long enough to let others have a stab at it.   ;D   I'm having a ball figuring out who is who, so my guess is... alteredmommy!   The pretty papercraft bird, the travel wash and sew thing (LOVE that button soap!  so fun!) and the brooch from Ireland are what is pointing me towards her.  :) 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on December 06, 2011 11:54:33 AM
Ding ding ding ding!!!!  You win, avesthal!!!!  Alteredmommy was my SS! I was pretty excited to get tea from her trip to England and a brooch from Ireland!  And, of course, all things tea!  :D 



Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on December 06, 2011 12:03:07 PM
woohoo!   :D 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on December 06, 2011 02:26:12 PM
Wow!  Seems that Avesthel isn't the only one who's been hiding her secret crafting skills.  Way to go AM!!  :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on December 06, 2011 02:32:31 PM
wow, I'm still impressed that my work can be mistaken for the fabulous oneredboot ;D

A2K, what a fantabulous package you sent!!  LOVE the skully bag...in fact I'm pinning that right now!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on December 06, 2011 04:38:35 PM
wow, I'm still impressed that my work can be mistaken for the fabulous oneredboot ;D

oh, stop!  :)  


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on December 06, 2011 04:54:02 PM
wow, I'm still impressed that my work can be mistaken for the fabulous oneredboot ;D

A2K, what a fantabulous package you sent!!  LOVE the skully bag...in fact I'm pinning that right now!

Both you and ORB are marvelous in my book!  Thanks for pinning me.  *blush*


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: craftaddiction on December 08, 2011 12:11:31 PM
Here are the pictures of what my secret santa sent. I won't put who my secret Santa is incase anyone wants to guess. I can't believe how much she sent.




A cowl, fingerless gloves, a scarf, note cards, dishcloths, sachets (smells amazing) and some vintage aprons.


A hoopla and 2 towels (already in use)

The quality of work on everything is amazing.



Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on December 08, 2011 02:50:21 PM
ooh, ooh I know.  ORB!!  :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: alteredmommy on December 08, 2011 02:56:05 PM
I'm guessing ORB too!  I have to keep going back in the thread because I'm losing track of the guesses :D

pretty colours on all the knitwear and the embroidery is so cute!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on December 08, 2011 04:33:07 PM
Yes, I agree and think it is ORB!   :)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on December 08, 2011 08:08:25 PM
One more package to guess at! I finally rescued my package from the management office:

Feline assistants help to open the box o goodies!


Pile of presents!


Kahlua helps to unwrap (actually, he just has a thing for ribbons)


Cute little tardis! This will be going on my tree as soon as I get one!


Linen kitchen towels with painted ferns, perfect!


A lovely wreath with felt flowers for my door:


And a big Cthulhu buddy! Love his curly tentacles!


There is even a present for my cats:


Kahlua has already christened these with drool...


Thanks so much, secret santa swapper!!  :-*
Can anyone guess who they are?  ;)


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: craftaddiction on December 08, 2011 08:12:47 PM
You ladies are good. Yes, my secret santa was the talented oneredboot.


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: greybird on December 08, 2011 08:56:00 PM
Ooo!  I love those towels!   :D 

I know who your secret santa is because I was keeping tabs on who hasn't been identified yet.  ;)  But I would not have been able to guess had I not done that, so I'll keep silent and let others guess because its far more fun to try to guess from the photos.  :D 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: loves2experiment on December 09, 2011 06:12:49 AM
xladyluckx?


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on December 09, 2011 06:28:13 AM
That wreath is lovely!!  How much time was spent wrapping all that yarn on there?


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on December 10, 2011 06:33:17 AM
xladyluckx?

Yes, I'd definitely guess xladyluckx!

So glad you liked everything, craftaddiction!  I had a great time crafting in pastels for you!


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on December 11, 2011 05:38:16 AM
Yep, my secret santa was the super xladyluckx!  


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: Sansa on December 11, 2011 01:24:02 PM
Yes, everryone guessed right away. Here is the final item. Atsuko has made them for my before. They are so useful.

(http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2757986560068655104OdfMKo)

Also, she is a sneaky Secret Santa, she kept asking me questions about my wist and pretending she was asking on someone else's behalf.


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on December 11, 2011 03:14:09 PM
Heehee, I hope you didn't mind too much Sansa.  :) 


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: A2K on December 11, 2011 05:25:55 PM
Here are some better shots of my tea cozy from AM!  I just love this!
   

These shots give you the true colors involved.  I had to photograph a couple of my favorite pots, too!  :D


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: andy8715 on February 08, 2012 08:01:28 PM
Yes, everryone guessed right away. Here is the final item. Atsuko has made them for my before. They are so useful.

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2757986560068655104OdfMKo (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2757986560068655104OdfMKo)

Also, she is a sneaky Secret Santa, she kept asking me questions about my wist and pretending she was asking on someone else's behalf.

I'm curious what are these for?  


Title: Re: STS Holiday Appreciation Swap Round 3 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 09, 2012 04:59:49 AM
Yes, everryone guessed right away. Here is the final item. Atsuko has made them for my before. They are so useful.

Also, she is a sneaky Secret Santa, she kept asking me questions about my wist and pretending she was asking on someone else's behalf.

I'm curious what are these for? 

Mainly for dropped stitches, though you could probably crochet with them if you were in a pinch.  :)