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Title: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 15, 2011 05:01:12 PM
Let's see the gorgeous stockings!!!


Sent
Received
Sent & Received
Late w/communication
Late - contact organisers!

dharma_rebelsent 12/5/11 rec. 12/7/11 <-> jennilockersent 12/1/11 rec. 12/12/11
sarahdipity85sent 12/1/11 rec. 12/8/11 <--> littlenutbrownsquirrelsent 12/2/11  rec. 12/8/11
bellyjewelsent 12/2/11 did not notify orgs of rec. <--> Lady_Lilybellsent 11/30/11 rec. 12/5/11
TheSapphireMoonrec. 11/25/11 sent 12/1/11 came back resent 12/9/11<--> oneredbootsent 11/21/11
mightyminniemouse sent 12/5/11 rec. 12/6/11 resent 12/9/11 <--> dessadollsent 11/30/11 rec. 12/19/11 did not notify orgs
danynnsent 11/30/11  rec. 12/5/11 <--> Lunannesent 11/30/11 rec. 12/6/11
TroubleTsent 12/5/11 rec. 12/8/11 <--> blushingbluegrasssent 12/6/11 rec. 12/8/11
Averiarec. 11/30/11 sent 12/5/11<--> craftaddictionsent 11/21/11 rec. 12/9/11
fluffypantssent 12/1/11 rec. 12/7/11 <--> yzzilnoajsent 12/1/11 rec. 12/5/11
mom2em11/23/11 rec. 12/3/11 <--> Chughes225rec 11/27/11 sent 12/1/11
cassettetapesent 12/2/11 rec. 12/5/11 <--> blushingbluegrasssent 12/1/11 rec. 12/5/11
kaz814sent 11/28/11 rec. 12/8/11 <--> Damarasent 12/6/11 rec. 12/7/11 (partner notified orgs)
stepharellasent 11/30/11  rec. 12/14/11<--> beccabadgersent 12/2/11 rec. 1/04/12
mousee23 sent 12/5/11 rec. 12/6/11 <--> Strawberryhsent 12/2/11
AMIFRIENDS sent 11/19/11 rec. 12/6/11 <--> mandys08sent 11/23/11 rec. 12/3/11
Staplegunnedsent 12/2/11 rec11/23/11 <--> MadHatteh sent 11/18/11 rec. 12/6/11
chrissycrafts sent 12/3/11 rec/ 12/3/11 <--> Miss Barbarasent 11/23/11 rec. 12/5/11
dopey_44sent 12/5/11 rec. 12/02/11<--> Oath Keepersent 12/1/11 rec. 12/7/11
Molliemoo2883 sending 12/5/11??no DC#, didn't notify orgs sent stocking 1/04/12<--> ckchansent 12/2/11 rec. 12/12/11 only goodies, no stocking yet
Lovebuggy99sent 12/1/11 rec. 12/27/11 <--> adrienne_bowerssent 12/1/11 rec/ 12/3/11
xladyluckx <--> SevsOnlyGirl
sweetyetevilsent 11/29/11 -->RedMenacesent 12/5/11 rec. 12/6/11--> stacysewssent 11/21/11 rec. 12/7/11 --> sweetyetevilrec 11/28/11
SevsOnlyGirl  sending 12/19/11---> moonshae11/12/11 ---> margiejrec. 11/25/11 sent 12/2/11---> jexxicansent 12/1/11 rec. 12/5/11 ---> PurplePaisleysent & rec.  12/5/11 ---> SevsOnlyGirl rec. 12/12/12


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: BadWolf on November 15, 2011 05:40:45 PM
AHHHH There's a sender!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: AMIFRIENDS on November 15, 2011 06:40:44 PM
Very close to send package!!!!! Yay!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 16, 2011 03:55:42 AM
Look at all those names! :o I feel like I joined the super Christmas swap with all the names on there I have seen around, and seen the work that they do.  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: mightyminniemouse on November 17, 2011 12:48:41 PM
Holy Cr#p! Someone sent already? (rushes over to craft supplies, burns self with glue gun in rush to finish and not feel so slow)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: fluffypants on November 17, 2011 10:07:05 PM
I can't believe we have a sender already - I'm only one (maybe two) items away from sending but I feel sooooo behind because I haven't touched it yet!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 18, 2011 07:52:19 AM
I sent to staplegun, he has the tracking code because I was at work when I messaged him, I asked him to give it to SevsOnlyGirl as well so I don't forget and him get it before I let her know I sent. xD (I have done this once before, BLASTED MEMORY)

These are expensive to ship! But when you look at all the thing syou got in your box and when you realize you're making someones day it doesn't even matter. Give it until mid next week, He should have that :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: BadWolf on November 21, 2011 04:51:55 AM
I'm in Indiana and I finished a good item for my partner, so I can't wait to get back to south east PA to finish everything up!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: kaz814 on November 23, 2011 05:55:43 PM
I should be sending soon!  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on November 23, 2011 06:04:55 PM
I've finished my first project! :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 24, 2011 01:10:55 AM
Staplegun received today and he says he likes it :)

Just realized him and his wife were out of town so he can;t post pics yet, it's a shame I took none.


If you see me, yell. im not hard to miss


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: dopey_44 on November 25, 2011 09:56:37 PM
almost done its been fun thinking of things to make and making them also. now i hope what i send is enogh i feel like it should be more but its cuz im have made way to much and not sure on what to send  im sure ill figure it out and what i do send i hope she will like


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: margiej on November 26, 2011 06:33:03 AM
Received my package from Moonshae yesterday.  I peeked, but did not open the stocking yet (practicing restraint is not the easiest thing to do either!)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 26, 2011 05:39:30 PM
Wait. Am I supposed to wait for christmas to open....;___; My day is worse and worse!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 26, 2011 06:23:58 PM
Let's try to keep the general discussion over in the other thread please.  This is for gallery and comments on the gallery items and to say we've sent/received. :)



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: chughes225 on November 27, 2011 07:31:09 AM
I received a stocking full of goodies from Mom2em yesterday. So here it is.

Stocking still stuffed :)

I love the fabric she used there even a little sparkle
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498426)
Heres the lot all wrapped up

and unwrapped

 
I received jewelery, head band, a angel pin, a candy cane charm, other pins and clips


A photo album, christmas book and a super cool book thong


Craft supplies and a sewing kit which will come in handy


Christmas socks, hot chocolate and a coin purse that my daughter immediately snatched


A iron on craft lady, picture frame mouse pad, a beautiful cross stitch, a tissue holder, cupcake calendar, and note cards


Some milk bath powder, a lotion stick, and christmas soap


And a great christmas ornament.  It was really hard to get a good pick of it but it has my name spelled out in spakles and the ornament is filled with beads.  Once I get it on my tree I will tak a better pic.


Thank you so much mom2em you did a great job. 




Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 27, 2011 07:36:24 AM
Sorry Sevs!

That's an awesome stocking! It looks like she made it the perfect size too, well shaped, and adorable fabric. I'm sure the sparkles were a nice touch. The book thong made me laugh, that's a good idea. I like book marks...But they make my book not lay perfectly flat like I prefer....I may need to make one of those.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 27, 2011 08:23:27 AM
I adore those earrings!  Were they handmade or purchased?  I've seen so many like that in stores is the only reason I ask.  What a sweet little personalized ornament!  Great way to use up some of a massive supply of seed beads :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: RedMenace on November 27, 2011 08:50:05 AM
Adorable stocking, I totally need to find some sparkly snowman fabric!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 27, 2011 10:12:43 AM
How generous!  I love the stocking and the ornament....


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: stacysews on November 27, 2011 01:00:37 PM
I really like that red necklace and earrings!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on November 27, 2011 04:32:19 PM
Wow! Thats some really great stuff!! I'm so excited to start seeing everyones stockings!

Side note: I'm going to be sending mine out for sure on Thursday (Dec. 1st), Thats when i get paid lol. I'm all done just need to mail it out. Yay Christmas!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: BadWolf on November 27, 2011 06:40:58 PM
Great stocking! One can never have too many seasonal socks!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Lady_Lilybell on November 27, 2011 07:59:35 PM
 I love the pattern on your stocking and the ornament.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: kaz814 on November 28, 2011 08:59:32 AM
I've sent!  WOO HOO!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: sweetyetevil on November 28, 2011 02:44:23 PM
I received from stacysews today. Be prepared to be amazed and jealous!!! She spoiled me rotten and made some reallllly sweet things. She choose an owl and skull theme for the items  ;)
First up the stocking

made with beautiful owl fabric

A cute fat quarter fabric bag, an owl ornament, a lump of coal candy and a tissue holder. Isn't everything so cute?!

A sweet skull shirt!!! The red skull is foil so it is really shiney. Love it!

a cosmetic bag!!! It is waterproof inside so it can be easily cleaned from spills or makeup stuff. I needed one of these so bad!!! Also some lip gloss Stacy made and a chapstick.

How freaking awesome is this purse?!

fabric inside of purse. This purse rocks!!!

An advent calendar. Everytime I see one of these I think of the movie Bad Santa lol Snacks for everyday in December!!

A sparkly skull ornament. The tree is up but no decorations have been added yet. Now the skull and owl can be the first to grace the tree.

Hand towels! These are so cute!!! Two stacy made and one was bought. Love them all!!

a travel case. I love this pattern!!

Organizer opened up. This is waterproof and wil lclean up easily. I so love this... ;D

a pillow cover. This fabric is great!!! Sorry about the wrinkles as I have not ironed it yet....now to find a pillow form to fit in it...
Thank you so much Stacy, I could not have asked for a better partner!!! You nailed me with everything dead on. I really love everything you sent me.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: fluffypants on November 28, 2011 03:23:49 PM
Great package and awesome fabrics! I especially love the owl fabric - so cute.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 28, 2011 05:48:16 PM
I.LOVE.THOSE.FABRICS!!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on November 29, 2011 08:03:07 AM
LOVE the owl and birdie fabrics!! tooooo cute!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 29, 2011 08:46:27 AM
WOW!  Holy owl overload :)  I SO heart owls, so I'm loving the goodies in there.  I think the travel kit will have to work it's way onto a to-do list for me and my wife.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on November 29, 2011 10:40:34 AM
Man you were spoiled! I love everything in there, good  job to your partner for combining your interests!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: moonshae on November 29, 2011 11:24:12 PM
margiej can't post photos, so I'm putting some up for her for your viewing pleasure! Apologies for the medicore photography, but I nearly forgot to take any so these were hurridly done outside the post office.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498917) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498918)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498919) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498921)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498920) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498925)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498924) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498923)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498922) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498928)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498927) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498926)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: blushingbluegrass on November 30, 2011 04:18:56 AM
I am loving these stockings! We are a talented bunch!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: margiej on November 30, 2011 08:06:50 AM
Moonshae sent a fabulous stocking!  and I have been enjoying lots of Australian candies  ::), including the Tim-tams cookies which ARE as good as people say!  Also some cherry cream chocolates that are very good and quite different!  The stocking is very cute, with a sweet green bow at the top.  Also a great corduroy chicken doorstop which I really like!  She put some treats in for my dog, and Izzy was quite greedy about them, sniffling thru stuff to try to find another when I wasnt looking!  Moonshae even sent two cute little mice toys for my cats, and an adorable little purple hippo right off my wist! There is also a great necklace right off my wist!  Lets see, a great craft apron, a cute pincushion, some pretty fabric, beads made in Australia,  some terriffic cards and pictures from there, some goatsmilk soap tucked into a beautifully embroidered little bag, felt ornaments, oh I was spoiled for sure!!!!  Thank  you so much Moonshae!!!  I love everything!!!! :-* :-*


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: BadWolf on November 30, 2011 08:48:50 AM
Look at all those adorable owls! You got super spoiled!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: AMIFRIENDS on November 30, 2011 11:23:08 AM
Great stocking !!  Oh that little purple hipo is adorable!!!  I looove the Owl stocking the most!!!
And all the fabric with skulls, birds and cage.  You really got spoiled


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: stacysews on November 30, 2011 11:55:12 AM
Quote
including the Tim-tams cookies which ARE as good as people say

I found that Pepperage Farms is selling Tim-tams this year in the US... unfortunately, they don't make the mint kind which I have now determined is my VERY favorite. My waistline is thankful, though.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 30, 2011 06:35:49 PM
Here it is!  Here it is!!  LOVE everything I got :)  I hung up the stocking in my house already for decoration, I'll have to snap a pic over the weekend when it's daytime.

Behold the goodies!

(all taken in my laundry room because it's the best light at night :P )


One item not pictured...you'll see why in the next couple photos...  LOVE all the little goodies:  disposable coasters in a decorative holiday tin, vintage Xmas scarf, IKEA mug, IKEA doo-hicky thingie ?? I don't know what this is...ORB?  Help me out!  LOL!  There's a black n white couple photos on the package, but I don't quite understand what it is still.  Handmade goodies not photoed separately: 3 lavender sachets, one made from fulled sweater bits! set of cards and envelopes with dots sewn on and gift tags in the same design, and and adorable tiny sweater ornament (can't wait to put this on our tree when we decorate!)


Fingerless mitts!!!  LOVE the color scheme, and thin enough to be comfortable in just about any cool to cold weather in FL :)


Open weave super wide headband!!!  LOVE!!!  This was not pictured in the group shot because I put it on my head IMMEDIATELY after I opened the box and through all the photos I took and luckily remembered to take a picture of me in it in the hall bathroom.


Embroidered kitchen towel!  Already in circulation in the kitchen :)  We hand wash all our pots and pans and use flour sack and other towels to dry and put away.


Beaded votive candle holder.  Love the colors on this!

I was super spoiled as you can see :)  Stocking pics coming soon, promise!!  Thanks so much, oneredboot!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TroubleT on November 30, 2011 06:44:06 PM
OOoo, those hand warmers are yummy! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: BadWolf on December 01, 2011 07:17:36 AM
Super spiffy! I love that color palette too  :)

I am so anxious to send my package out now! Swap anxiety, full speed ahead!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: littlenutbrownsquirrel on December 01, 2011 04:57:07 PM
GORGEOUS stocking, stacysews!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Oath Keeper on December 01, 2011 05:33:40 PM
Oh wow, it just hit the send out date today and we already have an awesome gallery :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on December 01, 2011 07:53:26 PM
Everyone's stuff looks so awesome so far!! I mailed mine out to my partner today! I'm excited for her to get it! :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on December 02, 2011 10:01:04 AM
TSM--the mystery IKEA item is a frother for those hot winter drinks! 
I'm glad you like everything!  I had a great time crafting--that knitted / beaded votive holder was super fun--knitting with copper wire!!  :)  The fabric lavendar sachets are from precious scraps of Japanese Echino fabric.  :)  Thanks for posting such clear photos!   


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 02, 2011 10:37:45 AM
You're welcome!  I love my Canon camera :)  It may be a point n shoot only, but it's got damn good clarity at all moments.  I'm gonna try to get a shot of the stocking when I get home, late night again last night.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: oneredboot on December 03, 2011 02:29:32 PM
Here's a photo of the fair isle stocking I sent to TSM--I loved how this turned out!  The colors worked so well with the fabulous Scandinavian designs--it was a pleasure to knit!  And very stuff-able!



Also, a group shot that shows a little more detail on some of the extras!   


I had a great time working on this package--Thanks so much to the organizers--this swap is great fun! 


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: AMIFRIENDS on December 03, 2011 03:15:13 PM
What a beautiful pattern for the knitted stocking, i love it!!!!
Another cool reason to learn knit!!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 03, 2011 04:18:46 PM
ChrissyCrafts, did you receive yet??????


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: mom2em on December 03, 2011 06:38:24 PM
I received today!!

I LOVE the stockings.  Cristen (CHughes225) made one for every member of my family.  I am so excited that we all have matching stockings and the baby didn't have a stocking at all yet so that's great.  And each is personalized with our initial and favorite color!  And my oldest's looks like a snow cat since she loves Hello Kitty.  We were  so spoiled!



Goodies for me, my dh, and youngest dd.
I got a snowman candle, pretty purple fingerless gloves (love them!), owl print reusable baggies.  Eagles inspired hat for dh.
Youngest dd--adorable owl hat (love this!), name plague, taggie blanket w/matching rattle toy (so cute!), super cute sock monkey (I really wanted one of these for her!).


My 4 year old got an adorable Hello Kitty hat (sorry she took off w/it before I could take a pic so will try to add that later), matching cute sock monkey, name plague, felt food (there was also bacon and eggs but those didn't make the pic either).


And hand painted ornaments for each of us!
Mom, Dad, and 2 girl owls for me, Eagles for dh, Hello Kitty for oldest dd, and monkey for youngest dd.  I love these!  Oh and cute Hello Kitty fabric that I'm already thinking of things to do with.

We love everything!  Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: stacysews on December 03, 2011 07:07:04 PM
I love the family stockings and goodies and that fair isle knitted stocking is fabulous!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 04, 2011 05:15:20 AM
Thanks for posting that, ORB :)  I've been SO scatterbrained lately!  It really is SO large, yes, very stuffable indeed.  And an awesome color pattern!  Thanks again!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: dessadoll on December 04, 2011 06:32:03 AM
The stockings and goodies look fabulous!!! 

Everyone is so talented!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: BadWolf on December 04, 2011 08:34:17 AM
So awesome! That hat is amazing  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Averia on December 04, 2011 08:25:59 PM
I am horribly late in posting these pictures, but I blame it on still being stunned by the talent and generosity of my partner. Craftaddiction spoiled me bad! Please forgive it being so picture heavy, but there was just so much stuff! I am not posting it all since it would be too insanely huge a post, but here are the highlights.

Here's the tiny little stocking - stretched out a bit by all the goodies!!! I love houndstooth! This is being held by my very tall 9-yr-old Jacob.


Jacob's most treasured items (tho the little guy has been snagged back by mama when Jacob wasn't looking - he is mine!)


Franki, loving the items made exactly to her style!


Right off my wists... Possibly my most favorite item: a dodecahedron!


Cold weather gear for me. Yay for more houndstooth. I can't even imagine how she made all of this!


So many lovely oddities from my wists & pinterest. I love the spoon (coffee is not a drug!) I love the garland for the tree! I love the pygmy puff! I love the egg scrubby (ooh, need more of these, lots more of these!)


The picture does not do justice to how beautiful this scarf is


So much fabric!!!! yards and yards of fabric & fat quarters!


Sewing & crocheting supplies (including a dvd!)


Crafty kits for me and the kids


Not shown - a ton of lotions, bath supplies, a candle, a hairbrush & mirror set, cookbooks, papercrafting supplies, Probably tons more that I am leaving out, but it is seriously overwhelming. I could go on for hours about all the amazing stuff craftaddiction sent to me, but I really must sleep and I am sure she is anxious to see this posted (she has been out of town for the past 2 weeks - can you believe this package was sent early?)

Thank you!!!




Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: fluffypants on December 04, 2011 08:44:49 PM
Wow - what a crazyamazing gallery so far!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: dessadoll on December 05, 2011 12:56:38 AM
Oh my word!  Were you every spoiled Averia!!!  That is one mega full stocking!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on December 05, 2011 03:35:16 AM
Goodness, we have such a lot of prettiness going on in this gallery!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: sweetyetevil on December 05, 2011 05:10:41 AM
Wow, everyone is getting such cool stockings and goodies!!!!! Such a great gallery already and so much more to come.... ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: jexxican on December 05, 2011 06:29:07 AM
Averia, I heard you got a huge stocking but man, that is more than huge! Holy cow! I would have massive anxiety after receiving a package like that. How do you match it?

I am loving the fair isle knitting also. I need to learn to knit just for fair isle because my husband is so proud of his Norwegian ancestry. Inspiration! Thank you!

And the Snowmees are cute stockings too. Very personal. Love it when it's personal!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: mandys08 on December 05, 2011 06:37:34 AM
Here is the wonderful package I got from Amifriends! I love it, and I love getting packages from other countries it makes me feel special.



some mint & chocolate candy (almost gone, it is delicious)
gingerbread doll door hanger, how cute, and I love her eyes
cookie cutters
cupcake pin cushion
bracelet
bones placemat (my fav tv show)
and a christmas green scarf




wonderwoman stocking, how cute!

thanks!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Averia on December 05, 2011 07:36:43 AM
Averia, I heard you got a huge stocking but man, that is more than huge! Holy cow! I would have massive anxiety after receiving a package like that. How do you match it?

The package I sent isn't even close to what I received :( I just hope my partner finds something in it she likes.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: BadWolf on December 05, 2011 08:44:27 AM
I just received the most awesome package EVER in the mail from blushingbluegrass and I will post pics this afternoon!!!! I hope mine lives up, I feel like what I sent sucks in comparison!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: craftaddiction on December 05, 2011 08:46:32 AM
Averia, I heard you got a huge stocking but man, that is more than huge! Holy cow! I would have massive anxiety after receiving a package like that. How do you match it?

The package I sent isn't even close to what I received :( I just hope my partner finds something in it she likes.

No worries. If I was worried about getting packages the exact same size, I wouldn't sent so much. I join swaps so I have someone to craft for. No one in my family likes handmade items. If I stuck to guidelines, I would finish swaps in just a day or 2 and would have nothing to do  :) It is hard for me to leave the house, so crafting keeps me busy (and sane). I usually don't send this much, but I was inspired. My partner was perfect for me. It is rare to find someone who likes so many of the types of items I can make. There was so many items I wanted to make after I stalked her. I didn't even get halfway through my list. And my list got even longer after we started talking.

I wanted to make a large stocking, but didn't mean to make it that large. I am learning to use my knitting machine. There wasn't a pattern to use so I had to make it up myself. I had to guess on how many to cast on and used math make to try and make it proportional based on that number. You really can't tell the size until you finish and sew it up. It was so big, I didn't put a hanger, I figured it would stretch it out too much. It is big, but it grew on me. I would make that size again.



I had so much fun crafting for this swap. I am ready for another round  ;D


Forgot to say. The spoon was make by the talented atsuko.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: stacysews on December 05, 2011 10:49:48 AM
I am lovin' the Wonder Woman stocking!

I love giant stockings. I remember once, when I was little, I got a massive stocking filled with goodies - I think they bring back good memories... although your version is 10,000x more beautiful than the big one I got as a kid (I may have to pin that now)!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 05, 2011 11:52:02 AM
I have been out of touch for a week and come back to find that everyone has received amazing things.  I honestly am concerned that my package is not going to measure up...we'll see.  I do really love the variety of the stockings.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 05, 2011 12:13:21 PM
Egads!!!  That's one H-U-G-E stocking :o  I love it though!  Would it shrink and full and still look lovely if washed in hot water and dried?  Maybe that would be an option and then it would be fully functional as a stocking to hang and use.  I think it would be awesome to use as a festive table runner if it's as large as I think it is....4-5' or so?

That Wonder Woman stocking is so cool!  If were a fan of comics or any specific character, I would cherish a stocking modeled after one, too :)

So much great stuff!  Can't wait until mine shows up!  I have pics I took of some of the stuff and want to give my stocking it's own thread after ORB receives.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: PurplePaisley on December 05, 2011 12:27:22 PM
Received from my partner Jessie "Jexxican"
Saturday. the most Awesome package. This stocking is so cute, and stuffed full of goodies. Thank you so much I love everything.
Included :
stocking is a high heel shoe it looks just like a ladies lower leg.
handmade Birdies, her first attempt at a broomstick lace scarf , or belt. (my fav colors purple)
Tea Walley with tea
Pinecone ornaments that are so cute
Lots of cat toys for my cats
Cinnamon Ornaments
French Know hoop with my initials,
Hard puzzle, cocoa , chocolate orange
bookmark, chocolate truffles, jelly beads, ribbons, candle fragrances, cookie cutter beads, sticky pad and pen, womanly book. The little pouchs that Jessie crafted to hold some of the goodies are so very cute. I love everything






Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Oath Keeper on December 05, 2011 01:33:46 PM
Ok I've looked at all the goodies and Ive had to go back and look at that MASSIVE stocking in between every other picture posting lol. I want to see where that thing is going to be hung up!
And that wonder woman stocking is fantastic! :) I need to go make one for my mom now.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 05, 2011 02:18:57 PM
All these stockings are the BOMB!  :o :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: blushingbluegrass on December 05, 2011 02:23:54 PM
Everywhere ya turn, happy swappers with awesome packages! This is why this is my favorite swap of the year.

I received from cassettetape today, and I love it all! I will be posting pictures tomorrow (when I remember to bring my camera home from work  ::))

Keep the pictures coming!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 05, 2011 02:24:36 PM
I would hang that stocking on the inside of a door in my house, so I could look at it all the time!  (the big one)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 05, 2011 02:26:40 PM
I just want to sit on my couch and frolic in all the greatness that is my swap package!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 05, 2011 02:36:31 PM
I received the most wonderful package from fluffypants today, prepare for the jealousy to begin...

I LOVE this stocking.  She really nailed my taste and the quality of her sewing is truly amazing


A massive amount of Canadian goodies...already half gone


A wonderful bounty of craft supplies and extras.  I am a paper craft girl that loves sparkles. I have to say the book mark that mocks tv is totally my thing too.  Fluffypants really did taylor fit this package to me.


Beautiful necklaces/pendants....the one on the left will be going on permanent loan to my best friend because it is SOOO her!


Some super cute earrings


And the AWESOMEST apron ever.  I love it!!! (dont mind the ridiculous picture of me)


Thank you fluffypants for the wonderful package!




Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Lady_Lilybell on December 05, 2011 05:49:22 PM
 I received my stocking from bellyjewel today. I asked for a geek stocking. I love it all. Everything was wrapped in this adorable penguin wrapping paper. Once my tree goes up this weekend, the ornaments will have a home. The best part is I can keep the ornaments out all year. I have to show my DH my goodies when he gets home from work.

Santa Mario & his merry mushrooms:


Bead Gameboys, 1ups, Jack Skellington, Mario in his santa boot & Magnet Nintendo controller:


Xmas Cookie Cutters. Cupcake apron & dish towels. Cookie earrings & hair barrettes


Lip Gloss, Mario Candy, Geeky Card Holder, Inigo Montoya Magnets:


Mario & Company Figurines:


Jack Skellington Xmas Hat:



Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on December 06, 2011 04:53:56 AM
The picture of your son holding the stocking is precious, you got spoiled so much!

Love the shapes of the other two stockings as well, How thoughtful and cleverly done!


My pictures will be up of an amazing box shortly!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on December 06, 2011 07:05:10 AM
I think I love to see the stockings as much as what's in them!  The wonderwoman stocking is too cute!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: AMIFRIENDS on December 06, 2011 07:21:47 AM
I think I love to see the stockings as much as what's in them!  The wonderwoman stocking is too cute!


Thank you!!! I really love how it came out i'm thinking make One for myself now!!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: dopey_44 on December 06, 2011 09:47:32 AM
Sent pkg yesterday hope it arrives safety there and hope she likes it all


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: mousee23 on December 06, 2011 11:27:31 AM
Got mine today!!!!!!! Strawberryh is magnificent.I squeed and am still doing the happy dance.Looky

And GOODIES

I hardly get much on the big day.I'm more worried about getting the kids taken care of.It's hard on a cops salary and my disability.You have given me so much.I hope you enjoy the one I sent to you.
AND she has three books coming to me.How amazing is this woman?Thank you for this swap.It's so fun! :D
I couldn't wait.I opened them

Heart earrings,Two decks of cards,yummy smelling flameless candle,Santa glass necklace,Heart charms AND my favorite piece:

Which I haven't taken off as of yet.Wonderful!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: jexxican on December 06, 2011 11:43:03 AM
I kn I already posted this but C-ster is saying I haven't. Maybe the kids messed it up? Maybe C-ster went bad? Maybe I was dreaming? Tempted to say I posted in the wrong gallery but no, it's not in my posts at all! Dang it, here I go again. I posted comments about other people's stockings too, though. Suffice it to say I didn't say anything bad. Good job, guys! Here's my loot from Margiej. Everything is labelled in the pictures.


Everything I pulled from the box.


I think the pillow is my favorite part of the package.


I already ate all the candy. I am also in love with the bookmark she made with the vintage lace and red beads.

Thanks! Sorry for not posting sooner; I totally thought I had.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: margiej on December 06, 2011 12:57:34 PM
HoHo!  I wasn't exactly sure what I sent!  But I knew you would be able to use the neck pillow, and the bag is for works in progress and I don't know if you can use the hook roll or if it's the wrong size (since I don't crochet), and the manicure set just has a piece of fabric sewn over the  outside of it.  Merry Christmas!!  It was sort of squished into the box!  Glad the cup did not break.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: bellyjewel on December 06, 2011 12:59:31 PM
[Everything was wrapped in this adorable penguin wrapping paper.]

That is the last of that purple penguin wrapping paper. lol I was so sure my
family was sick of it but I loved it because it was purple wrapping paper!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Lunanne on December 06, 2011 01:11:10 PM
I got my package from danynn! She totally spoiled me, I love everything!!!

Here is the stocking, with the star stitching:


A wonderful table runner, it looks great on my table:


A great wreath! I love the colors and the flowers:


A fantastic Harry Potter bag! It's reversible! On one side it's Gryffindor and on the other it's Ravenclaw! Isn't that awesome!
   

A super cute penguin ornament. I named him Henry. And he's made with an egg!


Stockings and toys for my cats. They love the toys!


A fantastic owl wall hanging! It's perfect!


A whole lot of variegated embroidery floss, some Hello Kitty goodies and some chocolates and candies!
      

So you see, spoiled! Thank you so much danynn! I love everything!  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: danynn on December 06, 2011 07:03:16 PM
Yay, glad you like everything! There is catnip in the cat toys, which likely explains their love. I had to lock my own cat out of the room while I made those because he was going crazy. :P

I also was totally spoiled by Lunanne! Awesomeness below.

First off, not one but TWO stockings! The first one she felt was too small so she made the second one (colours inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, one of my favourite movies).



Then, more TNBC goodies, plus a wash cloth:



Some adorable little Christmas cards:



Some beading: a tree of life pendant (love!), a cute little bracelet, and a fancy-schmancy bookmark:



Some Joss Whedon love - a cross-stitch of one of my favourite quotes from Dr. Horrible, and some Christmas ornaments with animals in Jayne hats!



And then, y'know, just a few extras:



There should also have been chocolate in that shot but it mysteriously vanished before it could be photographed. :P

Thanks so much, this was great!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 07, 2011 04:13:40 AM
The entire package is lovely, but I REALLY like that smaller stocking!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: mandys08 on December 07, 2011 04:55:21 AM
love the christmas characters wearing jayne hats!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 07, 2011 05:24:27 AM
Loving all these great stockings!  Too much wonderful for me to keep track and comment on it all....I want one of EVERYTHING!  LOL!

margiej - I recognize some of those fabrics in that package!  The bag and journal cover were made from fabric I sent to her in the givers n needers swap just recently :)  I love seeing my unused items in action by someone else!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on December 07, 2011 06:41:28 AM
Oh my....wait till you see how spoiled I was. My little brother may get some goodies if he he good :)
 

Before I opened it

After Opening
\

Everything following is the contents of the box :) I fell in love with everything.




What is this? A Mtn Dew...*carefully opens* Oh!



this was folded from a dollar bill. o_____o How!?


Slytherin Pride ;)


There were actually three stockings, one for me, brother, and then one I figure acted as padding for the large item

Stationary :) I am always sending out mail, postcards for my collection, and some candy, plus a big shot of all the oragami. Each one looks like an animal




No idea what this is from or where you found it but I am going to store my cigars in it. It looks like that needs to be its purpose






EVERYTHING minus the grand prize




 Directly off my pins, a windchime:





I was going to try to make one myself but now I don't have to even try! This is the best thing :) It's currently hanging up in my room under my ceiling fan.



Thank you Staplegunned, everything was very thoughtful and clever! I loved swapping with you.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: stacysews on December 07, 2011 07:13:41 AM
That dollar bill is amazing - I have been seeing lots of pins for unique money folding and am always in awe. I have no origami talent.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on December 07, 2011 07:28:05 AM
That dollar bill is amazing - I have been seeing lots of pins for unique money folding and am always in awe. I have no origami talent.

I stood there just holding it and looking at it. This fish has scales on it!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: ckchan on December 07, 2011 08:00:02 AM
Loving all the stockings!  I hope that my partner likes hers!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Averia on December 07, 2011 08:01:49 AM
That fish is very impressive! Let me know if you ever need change for a dollar... I would gladly change it for you!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on December 07, 2011 08:11:12 AM
mousee23 - I am so very jealous of your Tardis stocking! :)

MadHatteh - what a lovely package!  The origami fish is amazing and the rest is equally delightful!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: BadWolf on December 07, 2011 11:30:40 AM
We leave those fishes as part of our tip whenever Staplegunned and I go out to eat. I still don't know how he makes those tiny things with his huge hands even with his years of experience. Hmph!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Oath Keeper on December 07, 2011 12:12:58 PM
Oh my- so many goodies.... and I WANT that dollar fish!!!!! That is so freaking amazing!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Oath Keeper on December 07, 2011 02:44:22 PM
I received today :) And now that I have played with everything it is time to post pictures!
First is the whole shabang- I got a pokemon and a fox hat! Two scarves, sunglasses, FOX COASTERS (been looking for some), custom pokemon clipboard, cookie cutters, a trinket box (full of goodies to come) A "boo boo box" first aid kit (that I am sure my niece will get to know when she is down for christmas :P), and more!

Next are details of my stocking. IT JINGLES!

Here is the slew of ornaments that I got.

Then we have a fox keychain, custom mini sewing kit with my name, and buttons with pictures of my babies in them :)

Here is some jewelry that was in the trinket box. The necklace is right off my wist and the other things are all inspired by it. The vulpix necklace has FUZZY TAILS!!!!! It's so cute.

Yeah this went on when I opened the box and it's not coming off...ever... Since the fox is my my favorite animal and my spirit guide it's very fitting :)

Here I am wearing the head piece from one of my favorite childhood movies- The Never Ending Story! It's the one the child empress wore 8)

Last we have Tory modeling one of the scarves. It is so cute on her <3

THANK YOU EVERY MUCH FOR MY GOODIES!!!!!!! They were great Dopey!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Sarahdipity85 on December 07, 2011 02:55:48 PM
I received yesterday!  Littlenutbrownsquirrel spoiled me!!!  Everything is so beautifully made...

Stocking:


Cute little hook:


Mug & a rug:


Scarflet with removable brooch:


Elephant Stuffie & Live/Love banner:


The Love side:


Keep Calm and Fight it Embroidery (I love the violet!) and a cute Leopard print headband for when I sprout some hair:


Pretty candle holders & votives & Be Merry framed art:


Everything all together:


Thank you so much littlenutbrownsquirrel!  I love everything!  You made my day  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on December 07, 2011 04:29:15 PM
I recieved from adrienne_bowers! I got so many good things, I'm so excited :)


This is my sweet stocking


I got some cool wrist warmers


This cute little snowman


I also got this cute little guy :)


A kitty cat


Coffee, Tea, beads and a SWEET Star Slap bracelet!


I got this awesome glittery star box full of goodies


Mini stocking, glitter nail polish, yarn, and a patch


Beads and such


Awesome magnets!!


Some awesome jewlery


A book so I can learn to make jewlery!


Soap with an angel on it


Hello Kitty Pez

Yay!! I love it all Adrienne! Thanks :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: kaz814 on December 07, 2011 05:26:20 PM
Oh wow, what awesome goodies!  :D  Everyone's stockings ROCK!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: AMIFRIENDS on December 07, 2011 06:12:10 PM
I recived my package days ago, but my laptop is sooo dead, i'll try to post pics tomorrow on a diferent computer,  but let me tell you what mandys08 sent me is sooo cool!!!!
I love everything :D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: RedMenace on December 07, 2011 06:50:53 PM
I received my package from sweetyetevil yesterday! She sent an adorable stocking filled with so many fun things, I'll be back to post pics tomorrow!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: mousee23 on December 07, 2011 07:19:07 PM
I received today :) And now that I have played with everything it is time to post pictures!
First is the whole shabang- I got a pokemon and a fox hat! Two scarves, sunglasses, FOX COASTERS (been looking for some), custom pokemon clipboard, cookie cutters, a trinket box (full of goodies to come) A "boo boo box" first aid kit (that I am sure my niece will get to know when she is down for christmas :P), and more!
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/245383_07Dec11_swap_003.JPG
Next are details of my stocking. IT JINGLES!
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/245383_07Dec11_swap_008.JPG
Here is the slew of ornaments that I got.
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/245383_07Dec11_swap_004.JPG
Then we have a fox keychain, custom mini sewing kit with my name, and buttons with pictures of my babies in them :)
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/245383_07Dec11_swap_005.JPG
Here is some jewelry that was in the trinket box. The necklace is right off my wist and the other things are all inspired by it. The vulpix necklace has FUZZY TAILS!!!!! It's so cute.
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/245383_07Dec11_swap_006.JPG
Yeah this went on when I opened the box and it's not coming off...ever... Since the fox is my my favorite animal and my spirit guide it's very fitting :)
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/245383_07Dec11_swap_007.JPG
Here I am wearing the head piece from one of my favorite childhood movies- The Never Ending Story! It's the one the child empress wore 8)
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/245383_07Dec11_swap_009.JPG
Last we have Tory modeling one of the scarves. It is so cute on her <3
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/245383_07Dec11_swap_002.JPG
THANK YOU EVERY MUCH FOR MY GOODIES!!!!!!! They were great Dopey!
CAREFUL, Bastian may try to name you;] These are cool


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: dopey_44 on December 07, 2011 09:19:09 PM
hi all im finally getting a chance to post my pics of my wonderfull pkg and i have already worn some of the stuff lol so here we go
first the stocking


next this way cool necklace that was on my wist i love it and wore it yesterday


flowers i also wore on a hat


a difuser


 i love these earrings some are from my wist cant wait to wear them


a bear pendent and the box it came in way to cute



a pink duck and a snowman plack


some cool ressin that i have used one on one of the red flowers


a dopey pin i love him he is so so cute i have a colection also


i love this it is kind of like a snow globe it has tink and gold glitter it also has clay on base and on the sides ( it kind of reminds me of when she is in a cage or somthing but i love it way cute


and last but not least thes adorable ornaments of my dogs i love them they are on my tree once they got out of the box i almost for got to take pics for here lol



thank you niki i loved it all i hope you liked what i send you i love crafting wish i could do it all day everyday :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Damara on December 07, 2011 09:43:44 PM
Such great stockings and gifts everyone.  I received from Kaz814 today.   :o  I took pictures of everything right away, so fingers crossed, I will have pictures up tomorrow.  She sent me the MOST EPIC PACKAGE EVER! ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on December 07, 2011 10:21:50 PM
I got my box from jennilocker yesterday! Wanna see my loot?

First up is my "stocking". She asked me if I'd be okay with a non-traditional stocking since she made me one last year. I totally trust her so of course I said yes, and I'm glad I did! Here is my "stocking" closed


And here, it is open and stuffed. You can see the full set of fine point sharpies that I ripped open before I remembered to grab the camera.


Did you know that I collect vintage luggage, Jennifer?
Check out this super awesome fair trade bag made in India!


The Sharpies again, a huge pack of embroidery floss, locally made candy, and a kazoo for my daughter from her daughter!


Goats milk soap, yummy smelling bath fizzy, salt scrub, head band, gnome note cards, and cute notebooks


Home canned pear butter from the pear trees in her yard, thank you notes, amazing fabrics, and a scarf that she received from participating in a breast cancer walk. I don't know if she knows, but there are several survivors in my family, so it really is special that she sent it to me.


Key fob that she says is a fail, but I say is rad 'cause it actually fits over my wrist! Also a couple handmade ornaments - an acorn and a wreath. She also sent me a bag chock full of acorns. I couldn't really get a good pic - kept getting a flash reflection of the bag, but they are ENORMOUS! We do not have acorns that big here in Washington.


A gorgeous necklace. Each bead was woodburned and it says my name. Plus, she even sent a little bit of her DNA with it so I can have a bunch of little jennilocker test tube babies to work in my sweatshoppe!


She also made me an apron with her VERY FIRST EMBROIDERY EVER! I feel so special that she gave it to me! I'm afraid to use the apron, because I don't want to get it dirty. Maybe just for doing laundry.


Thank you so much, Jennifer. You totally spoiled me. I love each and every thing. This was WAY more than a medium stocking. I hope you like what I sent half as much as I love what you sent!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Averia on December 08, 2011 03:49:38 AM
I love the idea of a non traditional stocking - I was seriously thinking about it for my partner.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 08, 2011 04:18:28 AM
More awesome stockings!  I like the idea of a non-traditional stocking, too.  I don't know about not making my stocking though, and I don't know if I would be able to make a non-traditional container.  It would be awesome if I could MAKE luggage though!  I love the train case, and so cool to know you actually collect vintage luggage and have another piece for your collection :)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on December 08, 2011 05:11:08 AM
Fabulous train case!!  Is it covered in cloth?  I got a vintage one ages ago and have been toying with the idea of revamping it, but don't know where to start.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on December 08, 2011 08:34:46 AM
I'm pretty sure it is coveted in fabric. I don't know what she used to protect and finish it though. Its so much smoother that mod lodge.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: blushingbluegrass on December 08, 2011 02:29:56 PM
I received from my lovely partner cassettetape! And here are the spoils...


This is a photo of all the ornaments and neck/earwarmerscassettetape made me. I love the sheriff's star!


This is the ear/neckwarmers and some of the extras ( I love the udderbalm tin! )


And here is the Hufflepuff inspired stocking for me! LOVE!

Not pictured are a crapton of extras that she sent, but now I can't seem to find a picture of and have since eaten most of.... LOL

Thanks again, cassettetape! I loved it all!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: blushingbluegrass on December 08, 2011 02:34:12 PM
I also received from TroubleT! I love it all! Also, this lady totally spoiled me.....

First up is all the crafted items: an emergency clutch (SO CLEVER!), an infinity scarf, an embroidery of my favorite childhood book, and a Marauders shirt!


Next is a picture of all the extras.....


And.... the stocking!


Thanks again, TroubleT! I love it all sooo much!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Damara on December 08, 2011 04:55:47 PM
I apologize in advance for the obscene use of pictures, but it was totally necessary.  Everyone get your index fingers ready to start clicking, I am about to show you the AMAAAAZING package I received from Kaz814.  She spoiled me, and my girls rotten!!  Sorry about this first shot with poor lighting, I was too excited and just opened everything where it was.  Each item was beautifully wrapped, some I didn't even want to open, I loved the paper so much ::) 


These are the gifts that she sent to Amelia, and Amelia LOVED everything!  There was everything she would need to do her nails, polishes, polish remover, pads, files, and a manicure set She even started stenciling her nails last night.  There was also a very pretty lip gloss.


Nail stencil kit=AWESOMENESS 



Little mini punches to make more stencils


Sign for Bella


Group shot of my opened goodness


Includes recipes for Butterbeer, Pumpkin Juice, and Rockcakes among others!


Cool HP word magnets


Some paint markers


Hair goodies, that the girls and I will all use


Ornaments, doesn't the snitch look like it's going to fly right at you!   They are all wonderful!


These great pencils that said things like
"Goodbye. I'm off to join the circus."
"Live imperfectly with great delight."
and "Life is tough.  I recommend getting a manicure and a really cute helmet."


Some delish shortbread


Snitch measuring tape


Awesome Lily Pulitzer cup


It speaks for itself



Stocking, the most comfie, cute slippers and some cutie Christmas socks


Seriously, they fit like a glove!


This is going on the outside of my craft room!


Look at this paper!  I love it!  I didn't want to tear it, we opened the present very carefully so that we could reuse the paper...yes I am that bad!  I reuse all tissue paper and gift bags as well.



Thanks again Kaz, everything was wonderful!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: kaz814 on December 08, 2011 05:06:17 PM
I am so so glad you and the girls like everything, Damara!  :D  YAY!

And I will post pictures of the absolutely fabulous stocking you sent me as soon as my phone sends the silly things!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: craftaddiction on December 08, 2011 05:10:18 PM
Great packages. Had to pin the slippers.  ;)


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: jennilocker on December 08, 2011 05:21:20 PM
Yay!! I am so glad that you liked everything!!  I am especially thrilled that you liked your stocking!! It is covered in fabric and I used the shiny modpodge.  I also recovered all the exposed chrome with new chrome tape to make it as shiny as possible for you:) not to mention scrubbing put the old lady makeup smell that permeated it. Lol!  Everyone's packages are beautiful!!  Can someone please make a craftster app?  Being stuck browsing craftster on your phone is a pain!!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: RedMenace on December 08, 2011 05:21:35 PM
Hooray, hubby's home and I can finally post pics of my awesome swap loot from sweetyetevil!

Here's the whole package together (minus some candy and Christmas-themed cupcake liners already in use!)


And here's the adorable ocean-themed stocking by itself, modeled next to its recipient!


An embroidery hoop with a standing mixer... how did you know I actually own a red standing mixer?!


Hello Kitty beaded bracelet!


Fused glass and sparkly resin pendants (this was the best pic I could get, but they're really pretty!)


Embroidered felt gingerbread ornament = love!


And my personal favorite, woodburned birdie coasters, these are so awesome!


Oops, didn't get a pic of the baby bib :-[ but it's already absorbing some drool as I type!

Thank you so much sweetyetevil for a wonderful swap!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: AMIFRIENDS on December 08, 2011 05:44:36 PM
finally i can post the pics of what i got:
first of all a group shot:

this is the stocking. i loooove the colors and the fabric!!!! what a cute fabric!!!

and this was full with these:

an apron wich i  already wear.a cupcake amigurumi a tea cup pincushion, some candy canes with clothes =)

a cute fabric for make what i want,a mixer, candies, lot of them!
and these:

2 awesome amigurumi books wich are one of my favorites ever!!! and a kit of rubber stamps
how cool was all that??
thank you soooo much mandys08 i absolutely love everything!!!!!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!



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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 08, 2011 05:45:52 PM
I hope my partner posts photos soon.... :(


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Post by: stacysews on December 08, 2011 07:02:19 PM
My package arrived from RedMenace yesterday and I literally had to fight off my children from the package so that I could snap a couple of pictures! Here's the shot of everything together:



There was a fun, elf shoe shaped stocking (it's currently hanging on my bedroom door knob) filled fantastic goodies! A knitted headband (in Coraline inspired colors), fun pins (a Hello Kitty one for my daughter and a gorgeous flower for myself), an awesome Skittles zippered pouch, button necklace and picture for my sewing room, a uber fabulous stripe scarf (I can't wait to wear it!) and lots of awesome extras including a disco ball lip balm (it's even glittered inside), double thick socks (I am currently wearing them), lots of fun stickers, a Boston Pride magnet, a fabulous sock monkey coin purse, quote sticky notes, and deco masking tape. We love it!

Most of the items have made their way into everybody's room but here's a shot of the button necklace and painting:


Thank you so much for the fun package!


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Post by: dessadoll on December 08, 2011 07:45:56 PM
Miss Barbara....I completely understand...lol

Its almost as hard waiting for my partner to post pictures as it is to wait for my stocking!  I've been hitting up the mailbox 2 times a day, just incase I miss it.  ;D

I think if my partner doesn't post pics before monday...then I will.  Hope she doesn't mind.


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Post by: TroubleT on December 08, 2011 07:58:15 PM
I received from blushingbluegrass today! :)

Here are my goodies!

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1480.jpg

An eggplant purple stocking, soap (oatmeal?), a hanging scissor organizer, rice filled, felt heart hand warmers, a chocolate mustache, a bologna stick and English Breakfast tea.

Thank you BBG! :)


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Post by: mousee23 on December 08, 2011 08:17:15 PM
TroubleT I love your stocking.The colors are like wow


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Post by: BadWolf on December 09, 2011 06:42:37 AM
Wow! The packages are flying in like crazy! Glad you liked your package, blushingbluegrass :)

I promise I will post photos soon. I will be emptying my memory card tonight now that we're done editing one set of wedding photos.


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Post by: Damara on December 09, 2011 08:30:11 AM
Packages arriving right and left!  I have been checked updates twice a day...and that's while I am at work :P


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Post by: ChrissyCrafts on December 09, 2011 08:38:59 AM
Whew ok..it's been a looong couple of weeks. However some Major good things have been going on...like my package from MissBarbara! :D Since she can't post picks I will post for both of us in seperate posts. This is the amazing package she sent to me...












This was mad by another Craftster in a personal swap.




Thank you Sooo much MissBarbara! Sorry it took so long to post....I received a Canon Rebel t2i for my birthday/Christmas present! Sqwee!


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Post by: TroubleT on December 09, 2011 08:50:29 AM
YAY! The flying pig hoop arrived in one piece! I was worried about the cord connecting the two. :D


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Post by: mightyminniemouse on December 09, 2011 12:53:39 PM
All right people! Prepare for a HUGE amount of pictures, as desadoll sent stuff for all seven of the people in my family (yes, you read that right)

I pulled all this from the box, can you believe it!

Hubby opened his first and loves his little Yoda (ignore the giant mess in the background)

This was inside the actual stocking...I love After Eights, but the hubby keeps saying they're his). Then we get into my stuff...


An amazing Steampunk booksafe with even more goodies, a beautiful pendant, my own magic wand and a Tardis tin box filled with Adipose baby stitch markers. Last but not least of my stuff is this pretty needle felted doll based on a Midsummer Night's Dream

And an amazing Dr. Who hoopla

Next come the kids...Youngest to oldest by theme. Pikachu pokemon, blue dragons, horses (not the best pic. My two year old niece was trying to help), sugar skull and Harry Potter.





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Post by: mightyminniemouse on December 09, 2011 12:57:07 PM
Sorry about that...damned thing posted when I wasn't done! Anyway, where was I?...Oh yes!



OH! And I musn't forget the book!


My family is just thrilled with everything dessadoll sent. We were wonderfully spoiled!


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Post by: AMIFRIENDS on December 09, 2011 02:32:31 PM
wow!!!! i love the flying pig hoopla, the yoda doll, that skull, and all stuff are awesome!!!!!


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Post by: littlenutbrownsquirrel on December 09, 2011 02:56:45 PM
I received from Sarahdipity85!



Here's the contents of the stocking... minus some m&m's...





SUPER awesome fork hooks I had favorited on etsy... never expected anyone would make this!



LOVE the cupcakes and little owl... so cute I get so much use out of little cards!



AND awesome christmas cupcake ornaments



Thank you, Sarah! Goodluck with everything :)


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Post by: blushingbluegrass on December 09, 2011 03:05:47 PM
And the great packages just keep coming.... Keep on the photo barrage!

There is just too much to comment on, but suffice it to say, you all are a talented bunch!


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Post by: dessadoll on December 09, 2011 03:35:21 PM
So glad you loved it all mightyminniemouse!  I had a total blast being able to craft for someone else!  I'm sure my family is getting sick of me making everything...lol.


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Post by: Staplegunned on December 09, 2011 04:37:03 PM
SOOOO sorry for taking forever with the picture of my package! I have had a LOT going on lately. I am going to have the pictures up in VERY soon!


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Post by: RedMenace on December 09, 2011 06:40:50 PM
My package arrived from RedMenace yesterday and I literally had to fight off my children from the package so that I could snap a couple of pictures! Here's the shot of everything together:

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/56762_08Dec11_stockingswap1.jpg

There was a fun, elf shoe shaped stocking (it's currently hanging on my bedroom door knob) filled fantastic goodies! A knitted headband (in Coraline inspired colors), fun pins (a Hello Kitty one for my daughter and a gorgeous flower for myself), an awesome Skittles zippered pouch, button necklace and picture for my sewing room, a uber fabulous stripe scarf (I can't wait to wear it!) and lots of awesome extras including a disco ball lip balm (it's even glittered inside), double thick socks (I am currently wearing them), lots of fun stickers, a Boston Pride magnet, a fabulous sock monkey coin purse, quote sticky notes, and deco masking tape. We love it!

Most of the items have made their way into everybody's room but here's a shot of the button necklace and painting:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/56762_08Dec11_buttons.jpg

Thank you so much for the fun package!

Yay! I'm glad you liked everything! Crafting with an infant was a challenge, but I'm really glad I did this swap ;D


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Post by: stacysews on December 09, 2011 07:25:11 PM
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Yay! I'm glad you liked everything! Crafting with an infant was a challenge, but I'm really glad I did this swap Grin

I'd like to say that it gets easier, but when they get a little older they want to help... I'm not sure if that's any better.   ;D Crafting does keep me sane so I manage to find the time (and lots of swaps)!

Awesome goodies - there's so much great stuff in this swap, I'm sure if I commented I'd leave something out!


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Post by: kaz814 on December 09, 2011 07:37:28 PM
Okay so I received an awesome package from Damara yesterday, and it truly made an awful day 100% better!  She nailed my tastes and I love EVERYTHING.


Here's what it looked like before, wrapped all prettily:



And the first things I opened ... a candle for my mom and some adorable owl ornaments for my tree:



Then I opened these: DIY kits for needle felting and spinning, both of which made me squee loudly enough to get my rabbits' attention!



And LOOK AT THESE!!!  The penguin is soooo dang cute, but so is the snowman (I love his scarf), and the owl is adorable!  The wire Christmas trees at the top are so beautiful, too!



And some beautiful hair pins:


One was missing because: (sorry for the awful shot)


I wore two to work today and got a ton of compliments on them!


Candy, bunny notepad, and emery boards:



And two notebooks and FUZZY SOCKS!  I LOVE socks!



I am really really amused that both Damara and I made really similar stockings for each other.  White polka dots on red background with green at the top.   I love how she made mine (you can see it above!)

THANK YOU SO MUCH, Damara!  I adore it all and I can't wait to get spinning and needle felting!


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Post by: MadHatteh on December 10, 2011 06:20:49 AM
I wish  knew how do make some of these awesome slipper/boot/sock/things I am seeing all over the place here! My toes are always cold and we don't turn the heat on despite Indiana winters. everyones goodies look amazing! I am in love with the yoda and pikachu so very much specifically.


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Post by: Strawberryh on December 10, 2011 04:57:40 PM
I received from mousee23!
I was laughing out loud when I saw I got a Dr Who stocking too. It says Bow ties are cool! and has a small brown one on it, with a stencil of the Tardis on it. . Great Minds, and all that you know.. I love the river songs Diary too. some of the candy is missing from the photo It didn't make is my husbands and I ate it with in the five min of opening the package and taking the photo. There is coco, and a elf ornament, who is not hiding among the other ornaments and Crafty bits and a necklace made by her daughter and a bracelet  made by her daughter I am wearing them both right now (please tell her) There are Buffy Valentines (can't wait till the holiday I still give them out among my adult friends we have fun that way.

I turned some of the crafty bits in to christmas cards I make all my cards special for each person so they consider them I have a lot of non Christian friends coming from a mixed marriage (dads Jewish Mom is Methodist)


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Post by: dessadoll on December 10, 2011 05:05:48 PM
I love everything I've seen!  I'm already looking forward to next years swap  ;D

As for yoda, and pikachu, I just started needle felting in November.  And I love it!  Drives my family insane when they hear me tap tap tapping into the felt while we watch a movie.  But crafting eases my b*tchiness...lol.  So they have to put up with it.


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Post by: fluffypants on December 10, 2011 10:36:35 PM
All the parcels so far are amazing! I received a totally awesome parcel from yzzilnoaj a few days ago - pics tomorrow, promise! Meant to post days ago but got so distracted with life.


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Post by: mousee23 on December 11, 2011 02:24:34 AM
The stocking for Strawberryh had a stencil that I copied with permission from MerryGlas https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381512.0 off my moniter screen.
I'm so glad you liked this.You have encouraged the other crafter in my family with your wanting to wear her jewelry.How cool is that? Happy Holidays y'all :-*


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Post by: fluffypants on December 11, 2011 02:37:17 PM
I received a stuffed stocking o' splendor from yzzilnoaj!

I forgot to take pics before I opened everything, whoops.... nonetheless....

First up, a stellar spotted stocking!



Cool coasters!



A pretty purse emergency kit, ornate ornament, and psychedelic pens!



Purple palm preservers (aka dish gloves)! (Atrocious alliteration!)



Wonderfully whimsical wine charms, starring the Moomins! Love these. :)



More Moomins - perfect postcards! (And the card from yzzilnoaj!)



Bodacious baking book for all my yummies! (Also, cute cupcake cups and eerie eyeballs! ;))





Fabulous fabric, a mod Monkees mug (made by her sister!), two pairs of enchanting earrings (hard to see - they're right in front), marvelous magnets with rad recipes, and a lovely lobster - I've seen these before but never figured out if they were decorative or served a purpose - anyone know?



I can't believe you made the paper beads for those earrings, yzzilnoaj - that must have taken FOREVER!

Thanks a big bunch, everything is flippin' flappin' fabulous!


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Post by: stepharella on December 12, 2011 10:06:07 AM
Gosh, I feel like mine doesn't even compare to these!!! I sure hope my partner likes it!!!   :-\

These are fantastic stockings!!! :)  you all do such awesome stuff!!! 


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Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 12, 2011 03:18:58 PM
I am so glad you like everything fancypants.  The lobster is a back massager. I couldn't resist the eyeballs when I visited the cake decorating isle :-)


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Post by: jennilocker on December 12, 2011 06:50:39 PM
I received from the amazing dharma_rebel!!  She sent the best stocking EVER!!  First off I am pretty proud that I managed to takes pics before uwrapping :) 

The stocking is beautiful and made from a felted sweater!
She sent me a book that has been on my wist for like 2 years and I screamed a little when I opened it!!
Reversable headbands!
Coffee cozies
YUMMY vegan candy!!
An amazing birdhouse made from WA driftwood and old fence posts
2 yummmmmy smelling soaps!
The best pjs ever and I am currently wearing them and do not plan on taking them off till spring.
BEAUTIFUL felted birdie ornaments (she is personally responsible for decorating my tree)
The coolest postcards that people can plant and they turn into flowers! Can I mail one to myself?
Burts Bees lipbalm and hand sanitizer <3
3 awesome dish rags
A rotary cutter!! I've never had one and am pretty excited!!
And the coolest thing I've ever seen....a little necklace with baby barn owl fuzz in it!!! The owls were not harmed and the proceeds go to help the little cuties!

Rachel you are amazing and awesome and if we lived in the same state I would drive over to your house and kiss you...I think if I crossed state lines it may be considered stalking so I will just say MUAHHHH and THANK YOU!! You're the best!!














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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 13, 2011 04:06:30 AM
dharma DOES make some cute recycled sweater stockings!  Great stuff!  The owl fuzz is a neat little extra :)


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Post by: blushingbluegrass on December 13, 2011 11:58:57 AM
Speaking of recycled sweater stockings.... here is what I sent cassettetape!

First up some ornaments I made





a pair of light switch covers


a snap closure pouch


a canvas cosmetic bag


a Doctor Who stenciled Tee


And a Weasley Sweater stocking..... I was pretty proud of this one, because I had never done anything like it, and I came up with the idea all by myself  :D


The only thing not pictured is a zipper pocket scarf that I have made before...

I hope Cassettetape liked everything!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on December 13, 2011 04:36:34 PM
blushing - we are so in tune!  I made that same Dr. Who shirt for someone recently! :D


I received from PurplePaisley last night!

First, the adorable ice skate stocking.  How cute is that?!


A recipe box for christmas cookie recipes:


A cute little snowman ornament:


Felt ornaments:


Painted ornaments:


A tiny stocking with a Breast Cancer Awareness pin:


A painted piece:


Christmas coasters:


The card and some cinnamon scent:


cute little stickers:


Thanks for crafting for me! :)



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Post by: ChrissyCrafts on December 13, 2011 07:10:50 PM
These are the items i sent out for MissBarbara for the Stocking Swap.



Pinup "exterminator" magnet



Crochet Hook Case





A scarf/ head wrap set and a Lap Quilt for those chilly nights  :D


Craft Caddy


A park/beach bag for something light and portable on the go and can be thrown in the wash.




Assorted Holiday Gift Tags and Cards


First crochet granny squares i ever made...to be used in other projects




Assorted goodies


Hand Spun and dyed yarn from a woman that lives near by. Koolaid that is a nice shade of black/purple to dye more yarn.


Double braided yarn necklace.


The Wrapping "paper" for some of the items.

Hope you enjoyed opening! :D


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Post by: sweetyetevil on December 14, 2011 03:42:55 AM
Love the gallery! There are so many great stockings and goodies being swapped. Now another year until the next round... ;D


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 14, 2011 03:50:07 AM
I hope my stocking shows up to ORB soon!  I'm SO anxious to see how she likes everything, I was really happy with how several items turned out :)


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Post by: AMIFRIENDS on December 14, 2011 07:21:51 AM
Wow!!! Everything is so great!! I can't day wich item is my favorite !!!! Great packages so far!!!


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Post by: stepharella on December 14, 2011 04:21:00 PM
I received from beccabadger today!

LOVED IT!! 








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Post by: Oath Keeper on December 14, 2011 09:30:03 PM
Oh wow, are those colored pencils real??? They look SO amazing!!!


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Post by: BadWolf on December 15, 2011 06:48:50 AM
I do loooove my package, blushingbluegrass! I'm so sorry I haven't taken pics yet, but I will take action shots soon, I promise. The ornaments are on our tree, the shirt is well worn, and the stocking hangs neatly with my husband's and my brother's. I will post! I will post! I'm making a note!


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Post by: MadHatteh on December 16, 2011 01:29:39 PM
Those colored pencils are awesome! I love the natural look!


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Post by: beccabadger on December 18, 2011 03:55:50 AM
I hope stepharella doesn't mind but I thought I'd post a few more pictures of what I sent her.

A pen/pencil case with a ribbon to keep it closed:


The stocking. Navy blue with a pale blue lining with a sliver branch embroidered on it. This was the first time I'd done something like that and liked the effect! It's a shame it's really hard to get a good picture of it. I wish I'd checked my pictures first as it turns out they're all slightly blurry!


A fluffy plushie. His back is yellow and black striped but I don't have a pic of that.


A crochet hook roll that I'm quite proud of. You can't see the individual bits for each hook unfortunately.


A mug rug. The first time I've made one. The back is a dark red fabric.


I'm glad you liked everything Stepharella. I saw the coloured pencils and immediately thought of you!


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Post by: oneredboot on December 18, 2011 07:22:35 AM
My lovely package from TheSapphireMoon:


...everything, wrapped...with the fabulous stocking!


...detail of the incredible workmanship of the stocking...


...handmade items, unwrapped!   felt ornaments, fleece mitts, bookmark and bracelet, felted pouch, super cute jar of very useful sewing whimsies with pincushion top, handmade gift tags...


...felt ornaments, with fleece mitts and a lovely beaded bookmark and bracelet in the background...


...close-up of the bracelet, with handmade gift tags...


...and finally, lots of goodies...vintage hallmark ornament, vintage christmas patterns, bottle stopper, pocket calendar, cookbook, christmas rubber duckie, butterfly keychain, magnetic note pad, "laughter" plaque, pet tag...



Thank you, TSM, for a wonderful package!  Your embroidery skills are amazing!  And your jewelry is so lovely.  Thank you!


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Post by: BadWolf on December 18, 2011 09:51:27 AM
That looks great!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 19, 2011 04:34:54 AM
YAY!  So glad you love everything, ORB :)  I was SOOOO wanting to keep the stocking for myself, it really was a labor of love for each patch.

I gave it it's own post, complete with detail thumbnails you can click for larger closeups of each patch:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=399523.0

Thanks again for another wonderful holiday swap, everyone!  Enjoy all your goodies and have a happy holiday :)


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Post by: dessadoll on December 19, 2011 10:06:31 AM
So, after days of fighting to get my pics to upload...here is the stocking I got from mightyminniemouse (sorry it took so long to post!)




A nurse stocking!!


Jewellery my daughter tried to steal.


Amigurami for my daugher (she loves it!)


Gifts for my hubby. ( I stole the gloves though)


And CANDY!


Thanks for everything!


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Post by: craftaddiction on December 19, 2011 03:05:22 PM
Here is the absolutely amazing package I received from Averia. I can't believe how well she stalked me. She must know my likes better than most of my family  :D

When I saw the stocking, my exact words were "this has to be the coolest stocking ever" (my bf agreed). I don't usually use the word 'cool', I was just so shocked. I didn't think a stocking could be made to represent my taste so well. I love the colors and style. I'll probably be hanging this year round.


An entire book on mac n cheese, yep... she is a good stalker. I love mac and cheese. And I love fruit leather. She sent a whole bunch of them. There were great (yes, they are all gone now). She sent so many great things.


A bath kit and yarn. Ah, yarn.... I wish they had a 12 step program for yarn. Wait, no I don't. Then I would have to give it up. Never-mind  ;D


I was amazed with how much she sent, they I opened the back pack and found even more. All the fabrics she picked are perfect for me. The butterflies are right off my wist/pinterest. I love bags. She sent 2, plus releasable snack bags. She also sent a mug organizer and a sleep mask. Just about everything is straight from my wishlists. I love it all.


Here is picture of a needle holder. The funny thing was, I was just thinking days before how badly I need one.


Here is a pic of all the treats she sent. All my favorites.


Thank you soooo much Averia!!!! I couldn't be happier.


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 19, 2011 03:12:39 PM
That is a lovely package. 


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 22, 2011 06:26:26 AM
What an awesome stocking, CA!!  It really is so totally you :)  And the butterflies fabric is a fave of mine as well, what lovely items!


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Post by: Averia on December 22, 2011 09:16:26 AM
Thanks for posting pics Craftaddiction! I am dying to make another backpack after following the tutorial on your wist. It was not nearly as difficult as I imagined a backpack would be to make and I was very happy with how it turned out (hope you are too  :D). I hope the straps work for you - my first attempt at adjustable straps.


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: craftaddiction on December 22, 2011 03:21:25 PM
The straps are great. I love it.

Sorry for the delay in posting pictures, there was no way around it.


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Post by: MadHatteh on December 27, 2011 01:21:05 PM
Everyone has gotten such lovely things! I think I recruited a friend to the site when I told her of all the goodies I got in this swap, especially that awesome windchime I was pinning. I told her about all the cool things you guys can make! I can't wait for next years stocking swap.


I was lucky enough to receive a sewing machine for Christmas that can monogram. :) I will def be back for this next year.


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Post by: Lady_Lilybell on January 07, 2012 03:31:40 PM
Here is the contents of the stocking I sent Bellyjewel. We did a large swap and she asked for plushies. I failed at taking a picture of the actual stocking. It was just a standard stocking shape with the white fluff trim and a purple glitter butterfly on the front and back. I do have some of the scrap left over of the stocking fabric:



Hello Kitty as a bee hoop

Unicorn fleece hat


Monsters


Team Jacob Hoop. "Sometimes I think you like me better as a wolf"

Butterfly Monster Microwave Heating thingy

These are my two favorites:

Plushie Boom Box

Mr. Octavius Puss


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: Lady_Lilybell on January 07, 2012 05:52:23 PM
I forgot this picture. Girl Ipod Plushie


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: blushingbluegrass on January 08, 2012 11:21:36 AM
Cute package!

What a great swap we have had!


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Post by: moonshae on January 08, 2012 11:08:02 PM
My package from SevsOnlyGirl! A little late, which turned out to be excellent as work has been poo and I had it delivered there so all day I could look at it and feel happy!

First, stocking!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506652)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506653)

Bling!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506656)

A beautiful bag that already has my knitting in it
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506655)

And tshirts! Eeee!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506654)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506657)

Thank you for a wonderful swap everyone!


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Post by: kaz814 on January 10, 2012 07:26:43 PM
Oooh awesome package!  I love the bag. :)


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Post by: ckchan on January 10, 2012 09:51:39 PM
Here's my full package from mollie moo!


Here's my stocking.  Oh how I miss the holidays could go longer!


Some of my stocking stuffers: stamps, iron on letters, soap, cross stitch and stuff for resin


Lots of fabrics!  I love them all!!


Lastly, a cool apple stamped tote.  It's so cute.  :D


Here's pictures of the stuff I made my partner. 


I appliquéd the snowman on the stocking. 


Here's a poly-clay donut bracelet. 


I knitted these arm warmers.  I loved how these turned out and really need to make myself a pair. 




Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: kaz814 on January 11, 2012 07:10:32 PM
What cool stockings!  And those arm warmers are gorgeous!


Title: Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 7 Gallery
Post by: MadHatteh on January 12, 2012 09:09:00 AM
that donut bracelet is so cute! i wish i had thought to take pictures before i sent my partner his stocking, i was excited for everyone to see it.