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Title: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 05, 2012 02:09:19 PM


The air is crisp and cool. The leaves are changing color, and falling. It's time to post our awesome Autumn Goodies!

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PARTNERS:

gala_apples (10/9)           <-->    onyxnox(10/5)
monnie31(10/2)                <-->     mandykaye (10/13)
RhymeswOrange (10/19)       <-->     annigirl22(10/19)
Mountains And Clouds (10/10)<-->     likls Sent Late With Communication
Kbrison  (10/18)                  <-->     johnson.mom2two (10/11)
DesignVigilante (10/19)          <-->     rubylynns (10/19)
sarahelise (10/19)                <-->    ysmeine(10/19)
najaorama (10/18)                <-->   crazyda79 (10/22) Sent Late With Communication


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: monnie31 on October 06, 2012 05:30:15 AM
Awesome!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: mandykaye on October 06, 2012 09:35:34 PM
I received! Pics to come soon! ;D

OK!! Here is the awesomeness!!! I totally needed the motivation to finish up Monnie's stuff lol! I just need to box up and ship out to her tomorrow or tuesday!

This is the whole shebang!!


She sent an emormous package  :o


These are the extras!! Some costume jewelry, glow in the dark nails, nail art, pencils, stickers, erasers, and socks!!


She made me some heat packs for my sore muscles lol (the orange material on the right)! She didn't fill with the rice to save on shipping which is totally understandable! She sent money for the rice but I can get that super cheap so she is getting that back ;) She also sent a handmade shave soap bar and some lovely herbs (lavender, spearmint, peppermint, comfrey, and elecampane root) and a spray for the heat packs! A beautiful reversable altar cloth with ribbon accents! A couple stones, jasper I think?? Some lovely boxes (a coffin, a handpainted one, and a woodburned one). A woodburned spoon wand, and a gorgeous woodburned sign that says "There are more of us than you think." on a wonderful slab of wood!!!

Its funny because there are a couple items that are eerily simliar to the ones I am sending her lol! It was a great package as always Monnie! Thanks so much!

My pictures didn't capture the beauty of the wood nor the fabric on that altar cloth which has a metallic sheen on the pumpkin side!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: monnie31 on October 07, 2012 03:21:18 AM
I received! Pics to come soon! ;D

Ur waiting?????Ur killing me here!  lol


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: rubylynns on October 07, 2012 01:26:15 PM
Wow, that is a package! Very cool! 


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 07, 2012 01:29:46 PM
Monnie, you have overdone yourself! That is one AMAZING package!!  The heat packs are very thoughtful, and the wood-burned sign is very fun!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 07, 2012 03:13:33 PM
Whoa! That's a huge wonderful package!!  I don't think mine will live up to those standards....


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: monnie31 on October 07, 2012 05:22:14 PM
Please do not measure yours from mine, lol.  The wood is spalter Beech that my hubby milled himself with the band saw, it looked even better once he finished it for me.  I am glad you like it Mandy.


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: Onyxnox on October 10, 2012 06:26:24 AM
Nice start to the gallery - that is a HUGE package!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: najaorama on October 10, 2012 08:15:13 AM
Awesome package!!!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: gala_apples on October 13, 2012 01:45:35 AM
I got a crazy good package from Onyxnox. Unsurprising, she's spoiled me in other swaps too. Next time It'll be MY turn.




(it's woodburnt)



I got these designs in both orange and brown. Orange is my favourite colour!

And then four necklaces. FOUR.




Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: monnie31 on October 13, 2012 03:41:36 AM
omg love the box


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 13, 2012 04:55:48 AM
Fabulous package! I agree, that box is amazing!  And, I love how it's personalized. But, the jewelery....omgosh....so pretty!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on October 13, 2012 07:08:07 AM
The work on that box is amazing and the jewelry is very cool.  What a wonderful package.


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 13, 2012 08:33:38 AM
I'm not even in this swap, and I think that's a terrific package!  I love it all!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 13, 2012 08:59:52 AM
Wow, that's an amazing package!!  Ditto again on the fabulous box and jewellry... and I love the hoop too!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: najaorama on October 13, 2012 09:49:28 AM
I love that box.


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: mandykaye on October 13, 2012 12:08:04 PM
Another great package! Love the jewelry!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: kbrison on October 13, 2012 12:26:56 PM
I like it all! I especially like the embossed leaves used on the cards and the necklace that looks like it may have been made with Shrinky Dink plastic. Think it's the mottled effect that catches my eye. Very fall!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: likls on October 13, 2012 04:36:57 PM
i recieved my wonderful package from mountains and clouds! look at its bubble-wrapped splendour!



first, i got STICKERS! (they will adorn everything i own soon.)



a lovely postcard and a very nice note... aloha indeed!



onto the crafts! the first thing that fell out was this FRACKING ADORABLE little pumpkin brooch! i immediately put it on and am still wearing it.





then i got some baby squirrels! look at that crosshatching! (is that some sparkly mod podge i detect?)



and three even teenier sparkly pumpkins. i mean really. they are so squee.



and, wait for it... bunting. BUNTING. how did she know?!





my favorite- fall foods! a lollipop, popcorn, pie, candy corn, candy apple, and halloween candy!
we also agreed to send snacks from our region (did i mention mountains and clouds is from HAWAII?!) i got hawaiian snack mix and dried cuttlefish.



we have something similar to the hawaiian snack mix in our "foreign foods" section at kroger, but it's spicier. my current favorite part are the brown twisties and the brown flowers. i'm still working up the courage to try the cuttlefish. (my brother has one in his aquarium, so you understand my nerves.  ::))

the whole package!



thanks so much, mountains and clouds! your package was so amazing, i might have to beef up mine a tad...


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 13, 2012 04:45:09 PM
Haha yay!  Glad you like the package... I always feel like I'm not sending enough since I tend to do lots of little things...
So sorry, I also meant to put in a note just explaining what everything is... the squirrels were a grand experiment which was constantly worrying me!!  They're made out of crayola model magic clay, and then i used alcohol markers to color them... then I used a layer of sparkly watercolor I found, but it ended up being a little sticky.. so I think the final coat is actually Sculpey glaze!
Oh, and I also forgot to mention that the outlines of the food on the bunting should glow in the dark :)  (at least it worked when i tested it...)


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 13, 2012 08:07:12 PM
That's a very cool,  detailed, bunting. The squirrels are really cute! Great package all around!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: Onyxnox on October 13, 2012 08:46:44 PM
Glow in the dark bunting?  What a cool thing to do!

Gala_apples, I am so glad you liked the package.  I have to admit that I fell in love with that box and if I had not put your name on it, I would have been tempted to keep it!  That set with the earrings is made of shrink plastic and what I did was I did random stampings of alcohol ink in Fall colours.  It has a cool effect how it melds and blends together, mottling like Fall leaves, and when baked, that is even more pronounced.  They are clear coated to help prevent the colour rubbing off over time.  Hard to see unless you see them in person, but there is some metallic spritzing on them too.


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: annigirl22 on October 14, 2012 12:46:42 AM
omgoodness these are amazing packages! I totally love the applebox, it's so adorable!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: rubylynns on October 15, 2012 04:23:19 AM
Ohh i love the bunting and squirrels and oh that leather jewelry.   Such great packages! 


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: Onyxnox on October 18, 2012 09:16:33 AM
I received from Gala_apples.  A lovely set of autumn inspired notecards I am going to use right away, a leafy hoopla that I will hang up as soon as I get more hooks for my wall, and two beautiful fall inspired necklaces.  I especially like the bird one.  Thank you very much!









Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 18, 2012 09:26:59 AM
Pretty note cards, and I agree, that bird necklace is very nice!  Nice job gala_apples!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: mandykaye on October 18, 2012 11:48:15 PM
I am in love with all these autumn packages!!!!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: najaorama on October 19, 2012 01:12:48 PM
Oh I love the migrating birds pendant!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 19, 2012 07:18:18 PM
It's send out day! Please remember to PM both myself and your partner once you've sent! If you are going to need an extra day or two, shoot a PM to both myself and your partner. Thanks! Can't wait to see our Gallery blow up with Fall Goodies in the next few days!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 20, 2012 10:38:41 AM
Kbrison received from me several days ago. She's been busy with work, and learning the ropes of her new camera, so I decided to go ahead and post pictures of what I sent.  kbrison, feel free to post your own, as well.

I made her a wreath which she is putting up in her classroom, and a crocheted table runner which took me FOREVER to make! I was seriously stressing I bit off more I can chew.  Here's a picture of everything.


The table runner on my table:


A close-up of the detail work:


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 20, 2012 03:35:55 PM
Wow, Johnson.mom2two, that table runner is lovely!  Crocheting something like that boggles my mind!  I love the wreath too.  I think it would fit in my classroom as well!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on October 20, 2012 07:01:54 PM
Wow you"re a crocheting machine!  Lovely package.


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 22, 2012 03:23:39 PM
Thanks for all the compliments! She was very excited when she received it!  And, I was so happy to have finished it!  Granted, I didn't complete the entire pattern, I improvised to fit mine, and the swaps, guidelines, but I love how it turned out. 

We've got more receivers! Yay! Can't wait to see what else is in store!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 22, 2012 03:59:21 PM
I received my lovely fall package from Rubylynns today! Here's my loot:

First, a nice long and heavy upcycled scarf



Next, a cute pink headband/cowl

And an upcycled wrist band with my username initials

Hello Kitty halloween socks ;D

and an adorable little ghost!


Thanks for a lovely swap! I had a great time! :) 


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: ysmeine on October 22, 2012 05:15:46 PM
I received from Sarah. She sent lots of extras. Lindor chocolate, I noticed the boys eyeballing those. Woodland office supplies, a vintage mug soy wax candle. It will look nice with my other vintage mugs. Ginger tea, I am going to take some to work with me tonight. She also sent pocket tissues.


The wristwarmers will come in handy. We've had a few chilly mornings when I get off work. I like the pattern.


She made a felted pillow cover from a sweater. I placed it on a pillow I have until hers gets here.


I love these potholders. They are so cute, and they are acorns! If all I got were these potholders, I would be very happy.


Two days ago I was thinking that I needed a heating pad and I received two small one today. The cute heartys made from felted sweaters will look nice  sitting out in the open so I wont forget where I stashed them.


Thank you for everything.


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: crazyda79 on October 23, 2012 01:43:41 AM
I love all the fall goodness we have in this gallery and now is my turn to add more!!

I received a lovely package from najaorama.

Repurposed infinity scarf, wheat scarf pin, candy corn stickers, 2 yummy smelling candles, leaf bunting, felted pumpkin pincushion


Thanks so much!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: sarahelise on October 23, 2012 07:59:49 AM
So cute!  I LOVE that pumpkin pincushion!  And the doily is Ah-mazing.  I just don't have the patience for that detailed of crocheting, so I have a nice collection of vintage ones, instead!  :) 

I received from ysmeine yesterday, so here are the lovely photos.  She was having trouble with one item, so photos of it will be posted later.  :) 

First, the cutest little fall terrarium: 



I have wanted a terrarium for a long time, and this one has some of my favorite things in it... mushrooms and a hedgehog!  I had a hard time photographing it to get the cuteness.  It also sustained major trauma during mailing... gotta love the USPS!... so I pulled out my trusty glue gun and some tweezers (cause my hands are too big to get down inside there!) and re-glued everything.  All of the pieces had come undone, so I tried to see where the "voids" were in the moss and re-recreate it as much as I could.  Hope I did an okay job, ysmeine!  One more pic of it from the top: 



The next thing I received made me giggle.  It's corn soap! 



Now, this is probably more amusing to me than it would be to other people because ysmeine is from Iowa and I am originally from Iowa, so we sort of have a family tradition in my house of trying to find the weirdest corn-shaped object.  I've seen lots of candles, but never soap, so this gave me a good laugh!  Plus, it's locally made from her town, and I love handmade soap!

Finally, the piece-de-resistance: 



It's a crocheted owl rug!  I had pinned this a while ago, and she took it straight from my wishlist!  I love it so much.  It's possibly too cute to go on the floor, and may end up being a wall-hanging, I haven't decided yet.  But either way, I LOVE it so much. 

Thanks, again, ysmeine!  I love everything, and can hardly wait to see what this extra is you have in store for me!  :) 


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 23, 2012 08:18:03 AM
I love everything that's been posted the past few days.

 Rubylynns, what a wonderfully long scarf...and great job on your crocheted cowl...I know how excited you were to be able to crochet something...on to bigger things, for sure!

Sarahelise, I think your pot holders are so cute! And, after seeing all these handmade wrist warmers in swaps lately, I think I'm going to have to add them to my wish list as well....great package!

Najaorama---great package....felted pumpkin...such a great idea!

ysmeine--that terrerium is SO cute! What a bummer that it got hastled in the mail....I hope it looks just as good with the TLC Sarah gave it as when you sent it.  That corn soap is so funny! And that owl rug...WOWZA!  Great job!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 23, 2012 01:54:39 PM
I picked my daughter up from school and followed the UPS guy down my road, knowing he was stopping at my house with my goodies from kbrison. And, what goodies they are! Holy cow, that woman spoiled me rotten! I absolutely adore everything!!  I've got pictures taken, and will try to post them later on tonight when things settle down for me.

Posting now--

Thanks Kathy!

First off, she told me she was sending not one, but two LARGE boxes....uhm, yeah....


I'm not sure what I want to show off first....I guess I'll post what filled up MOST of the boxes....something straight off my pinterest, something I was forewarned I would have to assemble:

Cute, right?

Although....I would have been super happy with just this treasure:

The little gem on the purse is my super adorable pumpkin needle book which I love!

She also sent me a kit to help me make little fabric balls, and one of her old Girl Scout scarves, since I'm one of the leaders of my daughter's Daisy Troops.

Kbrison isn't done yet though, she's been working on a Batman hood for my son, and a Hello Kitty for my daughter, but hasn't finished them yet. But, she didn't leave them out either. She sent stickers and things which they are very excited about!

Thank you very much! I've very much enjoyed being your partner!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: annigirl22 on October 23, 2012 06:22:39 PM
omygoodness. this swap is so filled with amazingness from everyone!
I love all the packages that people sent, especially the woolens goodness.
everything is beautiful!

I received a WONDERFULL TOTALLY AMAZING PACKAGE from RhymeswithOrange!
She definitely spoiled me. unfortunately ATM my camera/phone/computers are all at ODDS with eachother, so I'm having issues getting pictures up! I shall post them ASAP, because I can't express how beautiful the items she sent me are!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: monnie31 on October 24, 2012 03:47:20 AM
Behold the awesomeness from Mandykaye!


Part 1 of it all
Pkg included:
Gemstones and a cage, earrings, a besom, spoon wand, hanging sign, a pumpkin basket, witch hat garland, misc notions and halloween sprinkles


part 2 of it all
Pkg included:
Necklaces,  stickers, book for my ds, stickers for my ds, herbs

;D
Wicked charm bracelet up close


Earrings and gemstones


Besom and spoon wand!


Thanks so much Mandy, I love it all!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: RhymeswOrange on October 24, 2012 04:34:18 PM
I received a beautiful package from annigirl22!

First the beautiful orange shawl.


Next some nice upcycled purple fingerless gloves.


A beautiful teal hat and scarf set.  That is one long scarf too!


And some nice stoneware soup mugs. 


Thank you for a wonderful package annigirl22!  I've enjoyed swapping with you.


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 25, 2012 05:54:57 AM
Hi Ladies! So, everyone has shipped, and we are just waiting on 1 person to receive!  Just a quick reminder, if you haven't yet posted pictures, we'd love to see what you received. If for some reason you don't have time to post, or are having trouble posting pictures, it's always ok to ask and see if your partner can post for you.

Thanks ladies

EDIT: I've gone ahead and updated feedback for everyone who has received.   If you don't see updated feedback in your profile, let me know. Thanks!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 29, 2012 05:28:09 PM
Received from likls!



This loverly hoop!  (Haha, "Wisconsin in the Fall."... I grew up in Wisconsin and miss autumn there)

We also decided to throw in some snacks, so she sent some "cashew crunch" from a local candy store.

Thanks, likls!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 30, 2012 10:43:46 AM
Beautiful hoop likls!

And with that, our swap is finished! Thanks everyone!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 30, 2012 03:43:08 PM
And with that, our swap is finished! Thanks everyone!

Thanks for a fabulous swap! :)
I just realized Rubylynns didn't post pictures (she's probably too busy enjoying the goodies i sent her ;) ) so I thought I'd post the photos I took before I shipped.

First a warm Granny Scarf



Next, Fingerless Granny Mitts



Then a Slouchy Granny Hat



And a Granny Motif headband




Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: BigBangMomma on November 01, 2012 05:46:24 AM
Lovely package DesignVigilante!  I know how much rubylynnns loves (read: is obsessed with)  granny squares! That hat is adorable...I love the whole package...great job!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: rubylynns on November 02, 2012 07:26:34 PM
I love all of it!  Thank you for posting pictures.  My dr. appt wiped me out last week and then we had 3 Halloween parties and trick or treat! Thanks for a fabulous package.  I wore the scarf and cloves tonight for trick or treat, everyone loved them!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: annigirl22 on November 03, 2012 10:54:04 AM
ok, I FINALLY got my computer/cameras talking... so this should work today!

I got THE BEST package from RhymeswithOrange!

She was super sweet, and gave me stuff I love. <3
this gorgeous headband!! which is wool!


this is a better pic of the colors it includes



and(2 skiens!!) HANDSPUN WOOL!!! Something I am always jonesing after! 



She had dyed it with eucalyptus because I had a pin that had these gorgeous redish copperish colors that comes from natural dyes... naturally, they turned this amazing color of green instead, which I still LOVE! it's amazing.
also, RhymeswithOrange, I dunno that you can see it, cause I can't seem to get a good picture of it, but there is a coppery twinge in a few places.




this gorgeous orange colored skein of handspun yarn also!



the cutest giraffe off my pinterest!








group shot!!
also, she sent lots of candy, but that was lost/taken the instant the package was open! ;) silly family members




thanks so much!! I love everything this was such a great swap!


Title: Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!!
Post by: crazyda79 on November 20, 2012 03:11:14 PM
Everything is so fun in this gallery!  I thought I would put pics up of what I sent my partner :)

Decorated Hoodie Notebook, autumny tissues, I <3 Fall baking dish, autumn leaves serving dish, leaf picture frame, Happy Thanksgiving hanging decoration, and a leaf necklace and earring set.

Hope you enjoyed it all!