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Title: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on December 31, 2013 03:00:58 PM
image borrowed from Nutmeg Designs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nutmegdesigns/)

Claims thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430345.0#axzz2p474biHi)
Discussion (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429488.0#axzz2oiTUwvHj)

Post your goodies!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on January 05, 2014 11:35:52 AM
A2K made me an awesome Anna Marie Horner Pincushion Caddy and included a cloth, paper, scissors magazine too!   :D


I love it!  I put it by machine and its awaiting my next sewing project!   :D   Thank you so much for the magazine too!!!   I haven't read one of these before and I'm really looking forward to sitting down and reading it!    :D   Thank you so much for such a lovely package!    :-* :-*


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 05, 2014 04:30:13 PM
I love my caddy pincushion-- I keep my seam ripper, rotary cutter, tweezers for threading my serger, etc. in it!  Hope your caddy makes your sewing experience more organized!  Always a pleasure to craft for you!:)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 06, 2014 04:55:26 AM
Very pretty - I love the fabric choices!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 06, 2014 05:06:57 AM
That caddy is really lovely!  Great job and an awesome start to our gallery A2K!  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on January 06, 2014 05:23:08 AM
Great caddy! I love seeing beautiful things in the gallery that I never knew I needed before I saw them - LOL!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2014 06:09:43 AM
lol--I never knew I needed one of those either...but now, I do...what a lovely start to the gallery...the colors are pretty...and I love the magazine...I get it on Kindle and have mostly used it for inspiration and learning new techniques!

Yay for the first 2014 post!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 06, 2014 07:43:30 AM
That is so cute!!  If I had any extra space on my sewing desk I would totally put that on my list!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 06, 2014 08:10:38 AM
Love the fabric choices!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 06, 2014 08:17:41 AM
:D  Thanks, guys! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 06, 2014 12:26:42 PM
Inchies!
From Breegy!





I especially love the Oh Hai! one, and the one with the black and white in the background. 
Thanks!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 06, 2014 12:27:48 PM
CUTE inchies!!!!  Why yes, I'm shouting.  :D 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on January 06, 2014 01:58:16 PM
Cute kitty inchies!!!  Awesome work, Breegy!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 06, 2014 02:43:30 PM
Ha! I love the kitties. So cute!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 06, 2014 03:37:26 PM
I got an awesome crochet basket from Breegy today. It's nice and roomy and the yarn colors are perfect, I LOVE it!  Thanks Breegy!   



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on January 06, 2014 03:59:45 PM
I received some super cute car carriers for my twinkies from Watsonc7 - I LOVE the fabric. I know they will get so much use from these :)



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 06, 2014 06:48:35 PM
Hello!  I received quite a large package of supplies from JillHogan today in the mail!  It was fun to come home to it after a long day at work.

Unfortunately, I cannot take and post photos so a description of the items will have to do.  Here goes:

-3 skeins of pink yarn
-1 skein of soft varigated yarn
-6 sharpie markers in different colors (much needed, my girls destroyed my collection that I had)
-a HUGE piece of corduroy paisley fabric
-a HUGE piece of purple batik fabric
-a piece of blue and white checked fabric

Thank you so very much!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on January 06, 2014 07:38:39 PM
Cute Inchies!!!!    :D   

That is a great crochet basket!   :)     I love it and the colors too.   :)

Those car carriers are great.   :)   The fabric reminds me of tire treads!   :D

Sounds like you received a really great supply package!  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 06, 2014 10:20:01 PM
Everyone's projects look great!

I'm in the "I need one of those pin cushion caddies now" camp. I had never seen an inchie before now either! So cute. I need some. I don't know where I'd put them or what I'd do with them, but I want them. :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2014 06:40:23 AM
The inchies are so cute...I find that they look lovely framed or put on notecards or tags...little pieces of beautiful art!

What a nice roomy crochet basket!

And who doesn't love supplies?  If someone gives them to you, it does not count in your stash... ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 07, 2014 06:45:21 AM
Those inchies are awesome, I need to pick a theme for some inchies and put them on my list.

I'm glad you liked the car caddies Texscrapper!  I didn't have any cars to try them out so hopefully they stay in there. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 07, 2014 06:59:27 AM
And who doesn't love supplies?  If someone gives them to you, it does not count in your stash... ;D

ha ha!  I'll remember this!  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on January 07, 2014 10:01:14 AM
I'm glad you liked the car caddies Texscrapper!  I didn't have any cars to try them out so hopefully they stay in there. 

They fit perfectly :) My little guys were carrying around all their favorite wheels last night. One is filled with tractors, the other is filled with hot rods - LOL! They were bummed that they couldn't bring them to school!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on January 07, 2014 10:27:26 AM
That pincushion caddy is awesome, I’ve never seen one before!
Oh my goodness, those cat inchies are too cute!
Love the crocheted basket of course, great job Breegy!
Those fabric choices are so fun on the car carriers!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Breegy on January 07, 2014 10:53:11 AM
Thanks for all the kind words on my inchies and basket! Gamemom is expecting some inchies soon as well. =)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Breegy on January 07, 2014 10:58:38 AM
I recieved! Sorry in advance for my crappy phone picks. My camera is not working right now.

Watsonc7 claimed me twice and sent them together, I got claimed for a car activity organizer, car trashbag, and some washi tape! She was so thoughtful in picking out the owl fabric that I ABSOLUTELY love, and she sent me a lifetime worth of washi tape, and the car trashbag is PERFECT for my needs and pairs well with the owl organizer! ALL so awesome! (I threw some books in the organizer to differentiate the pockets)





Zadok also claimed me for coasters, and she sent me the CUTEST inked coasters that fit me perfectly! I just had to immediately try them out with my coffee. ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Breegy on January 07, 2014 11:03:15 AM
Also, I'd like to say that my DD thinks the car trashbag is a hat and is walking around the house with it on her head... which looks rather silly.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 07, 2014 11:19:05 AM
The gallery has exploded with awesomeness!  Great stuff everyone!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 07, 2014 07:56:35 PM
I have no idea how I missed the gallery until now, but I did.  Everything looks great!  I'm exhausted from a day of basement cleaning so I won't try to comment on each and every thing, but I didn't see a single thing I wouldn't love to have for myself.





Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: zadok on January 08, 2014 06:12:36 AM
Glad you like the coasters Breegy & that you made it back safely from the snowpocalypse. :p


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2014 06:22:23 AM
Those coasters look like watercolor!  Beautiful work!

And I love the car organizer...now I need one of those...;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: zadok on January 08, 2014 08:15:46 AM
The coasters are actually done with sharpies & rubbing alcohol. Thank you~ ^.^


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2014 08:16:46 AM
I have meant to try that technique!  So unique and I bet no two ever are exactly alike!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 08, 2014 07:13:35 PM
The coasters are actually done with sharpies & rubbing alcohol. Thank you~ ^.^

zadok - I've been thinking about trying to make coasters like these. What did you use to seal them?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: zadok on January 09, 2014 06:17:01 AM
The coasters are actually done with sharpies & rubbing alcohol. Thank you~ ^.^

zadok - I've been thinking about trying to make coasters like these. What did you use to seal them?

Clear spray paint


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 09, 2014 12:00:18 PM
I received a wonderful package from texscrapper!  She claimed me for a little bunting to hang on my bookshelf.  She made it double sided so I can change it up every once in a while.  I just love the fabrics she chose.


She also included some red card stock which will come in handy while I make my Valentines Day shrines


Thanks so much!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 09, 2014 12:06:17 PM
That bunting is adorable!  I think I need a bunting...yep, I definitely need a bunting.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 09, 2014 02:07:28 PM
The bunting is adorable, I have that chick fabric, it's one of my favs!

I received a claim from PixieVal. She sent me an awesome crochet basket to add to my monster collection of baskets I've gotten from claims, love it!  She also sent me a load of ephemera that my daughter and I had a blast going through, and I'm sure we will dig through it a million times more, so fun. There were all kinds of cools things in there...old pics, adorable monster postcards, the Simpsons stamps, shapelets templates, splatter paper, music sheet, ohhhh I can't name it all, so neat! Thanks PixieVal!




Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on January 09, 2014 04:31:37 PM
I get to add my fantastic DCM floss sent to me by kittykill!

Kittykill sent every number I had on my list and a few duplicates, over 40 skeins I am in floss heaven.  Just look at the colors in this mega pile.  I am working on getting every color DCM makes and am very close will update my list with new numbers  needed so more will be up for claiming later!!!! I did not plan very well as I am off to order a new artbin floss holder from JoAnns my other two are full.



Thank you kittykill!!!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: zadok on January 09, 2014 10:24:17 PM
Received my super amazing package from watsonc7, Thank you! XD

Giant huggable geek dice pillows (d6 & d8) in two of my favorite colors! I can't wait to stuff the monsters! lol
I wonder how well they'll roll? xp

Sorry the pic is so dark. ^.^'
The d8 is deep purple, not black btw.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 10, 2014 04:45:41 AM
Ooh, I could use a basket like that! Or several of them :) Pinning.

Nice bundle of floss. You can never ever ever have too much floss.

Those dice are great - can't wait to see who takes the plunge and tries a 20-sider. I wonder if it would even work in fabric? I don't think the 30 or 50-sider would be doable, at least not for me.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 10, 2014 07:33:09 AM
I am quite envious of all that floss!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: kittykill on January 10, 2014 08:20:17 AM
As someone who got every DMC floss years ago (now going on 5 years, I think), I can tell you that it will make you very happy!  :D

Here is the lunchbox texscrapper made me. I absolutely LOVE it! She totally nailed my style! Thank you so much!




Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 10, 2014 08:52:10 AM
love the dice pillows and the lunchbox tote!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 10, 2014 01:31:38 PM
My mother so rarely embroiders now that she decided her DMC collection should live in my craft room.  It takes up eight floss storage containers but I have no idea whether it's complete.  I think I should find out so that I can rectify that situation if it's not.

The dice pillows are cute, and what a perfectly kittykill lunchbox!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2014 03:13:36 PM
I also collect and love baskets!  I love that it has handles, too and the color is a nice neutral!

whoa!  What a generous amount of embroidery floss!  I am sure it would take me years to even use up a few skeins...can't wait to see what you make with your stash, guaggy!

The naughty cowgirl tote is so cute!

I am not a gamer, so I really don't know that much about those dice, but as pillows, they look fun!  And, do they really work as dice?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 10, 2014 03:59:16 PM
I have been trying to put up pics of the inchies Breegy made me but I keep getting "error code 2".  I then tried just copying the picture from my file and pasting it in the gallery but apparently that doesn't work.  Any suggestions? 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Breegy on January 10, 2014 04:57:36 PM
I have been trying to put up pics of the inchies Breegy made me but I keep getting "error code 2".  I then tried just copying the picture from my file and pasting it in the gallery but apparently that doesn't work.  Any suggestions? 
Is it in the right format? I think craftster mainly uses jpeg, but maybe gif and png.

You can try using tinypic.com to upload it and paste in between the [img] tags.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 10, 2014 05:06:51 PM
My mother so rarely embroiders now that she decided her DMC collection should live in my craft room.  It takes up eight floss storage containers but I have no idea whether it's complete.  I think I should find out so that I can rectify that situation if it's not.

You should be able to buy a set of DMC labels wherever you buy floss. Peel off the labels for every color you have and take the sticker sheet shopping with you :) I am gradually filling in my missing numbers. I would have a complete set soon if I didn't keep using up colors.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 10, 2014 05:34:05 PM
I have been trying to put up pics of the inchies Breegy made me but I keep getting "error code 2".  I then tried just copying the picture from my file and pasting it in the gallery but apparently that doesn't work.  Any suggestions? 
Is it in the right format? I think craftster mainly uses jpeg, but maybe gif and png.

You can try using tinypic.com to upload it and paste in between the [img] tags.

There doesn't seem to be format problem.  The other pics in that file will upload just fine... weird.  I'll try the tinypic thing.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: stillatthetop on January 10, 2014 06:10:21 PM
Not an expert here, but many times if I can shrink the file, I get better results. I like my files to have the best dpi that I can {as in a larger file}, but I have a way to modify them smaller. Sometimes. Fear not...you are not alone. I still don't have an avitar  :D But I kind of like that "X" box. Reminds me what a dumb arsh I am. Keep trying. You will figure a way to set them in.

~T


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 10, 2014 06:30:26 PM
Not an expert here, but many times if I can shrink the file, I get better results. I like my files to have the best dpi that I can {as in a larger file}, but I have a way to modify them smaller. Sometimes. Fear not...you are not alone. I still don't have an avitar  :D But I kind of like that "X" box. Reminds me what a dumb arsh I am. Keep trying. You will figure a way to set them in.

~T

I've posted tons of pictures in Craftster galleries over the years, this is the first time I've had this problem.  It's so strange.  I've already put the inchies in an album, but tomorrow I'm going to pull them out and retake the photo.  I'm thinking (and this may make no sense at all) that I had that particular photo on an odd camera setting.  I just uploaded a pic in that same file and it loaded with no problem.  Oh well.  Thanks for trying to help me. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: zadok on January 10, 2014 07:22:29 PM
I am not a gamer, so I really don't know that much about those dice, but as pillows, they look fun!  And, do they really work as dice?

They might after they are stuffed though probably not all that well. lol
I know I'll be using them anyways though. :p


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 11, 2014 04:39:26 PM
PixieVal crocheted this adorable hat for my nephew and a small puzzle toy (no pic-sorry).  My sis loves it!!  Thank you!!!



Sorry the photo quality is so bad.  It's a cell phone pic.  I bought her a real camera, but she only takes pics with her cell phone.
PixieVal if you have a better photo please feel free to post it. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on January 11, 2014 04:42:08 PM
I'm so glad it fits, I was so worried about size, its so hard to tell when they are little! He is so stinkin' cute! I did take a picture, but of the hat on a stuffed duck, this picture is way cuter than that one!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 11, 2014 04:47:52 PM
Heehee, Gabriel has a rather large noggin' and this fits him perfectly!  Thanks again so much Pixie!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: kittykill on January 12, 2014 04:23:08 PM
That hat is adorable.

Lookie what I got! OMG! I can't believe how many wonderful craftster-ers are getting my style. Watsonc7 made this trash bag for my car and the best mugrug ever! Thank you so much!


I LOVE old trucks! This is just perfect!


The quote says, " I found the vodka, it was hidden in the orange juice." Every time I look at it, the colors and the quote make me giggle.

Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on January 12, 2014 04:40:52 PM
I love both of these and they have been pinned,   My car is the same red and the fabric so so cute.  Great claim!!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 12, 2014 05:23:36 PM
I'm so glad you liked it!  When I saw your pins that was the first fabric that came to mind (normally it takes me forever to pick fabrics!). I got half yards of the truck, blue flower and red/blue flower fabric from Glasskicker in a previous swap.  I had a blast looking through your quote board, the hardest part was finalizing the quote, there were so many that had me rolling. 
And I just realized that you are the famous Craftster KittyKill!  I thought you were joking in your intro, I'm slow sometimes....I've totally seen quite a few of your videos, it just didn't sink in.  So neat!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 12, 2014 05:56:02 PM
Those are great sewn goodies Watson!!  BTW, we should all meet up sometime.  There are a bunch of MD craftsters!

KK, really love your new avatar!!  You guys are too cute!  And speaking of famous we just watched your lotion bar tutorial.  Fantastic and so perfect with Valentine's day coming up.  Lana is going to make some for her main teacher!!  :)  Thanks!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2014 06:37:08 AM
I will attest that those lotions bars are cute and work great! ;D

UTM--I am about an hour away from MD...it would be fun to meet up with members living in the area!

Watson--lovely sewing...and you certainly got Miss K's style!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on January 13, 2014 07:36:00 AM
I'm so glad you liked it!  When I saw your pins that was the first fabric that came to mind (normally it takes me forever to pick fabrics!). I got half yards of the truck, blue flower and red/blue flower fabric from Glasskicker in a previous swap.  I had a blast looking through your quote board, the hardest part was finalizing the quote, there were so many that had me rolling. 
And I just realized that you are the famous Craftster KittyKill!  I thought you were joking in your intro, I'm slow sometimes....I've totally seen quite a few of your videos, it just didn't sink in.  So neat!

Loved the fabric so much that I have ordered some! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 13, 2014 07:51:51 AM
Just found the gallery!  That mug rug is hilarious!  And I love the pincushion caddy that A2K made - I think I have one on my wish list (hint, hint)!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: kittykill on January 13, 2014 08:22:49 AM
My mugrug is at work with me now and I can't stop smiling! My lunchbox is next to me too, it makes me so happy!

Thanks again, guys! You totally rock my world!

Quote
And I just realized that you are the famous Craftster KittyKill!  I thought you were joking in your intro, I'm slow sometimes....I've totally seen quite a few of your videos, it just didn't sink in.  So neat!
  :D :-*


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 13, 2014 11:44:41 AM
I love the colors of that trash bag and mug rug, that's just a happy color combo.  !

After more tries than I can count, I finally got the picture of my wonderfully whimsical inchies that Breegy sent me uploaded!  I have no idea what I was doing wrong, but I hope it never happens again. 



If I absolutely had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the...nope; can't pick a favorite.  I love them all! 
Thanks Breegy!


I also received a package of supplies and hearts from ladybugsandbumbleebees. 

I'm collecting hearts to make "jars of hearts" to keep on hand for friends who are feeling let down, broken hearted, or just sad and these are such a perfect start to my little collection.



After that crazy generous collection of hearts, she also sent a ton of absolutely thrilling supplies... scrabble tiles, a bag of metal bottle caps ( she pointed out that she was not the one who drank all that beer), and a bag chock full of pretty, fun, cute, functional, terrific buttons!



Thanks so much ladybugsandbumbleebees!


Oh; by the way, have any of you ever tried to explain inchies to someone who just doesn't get it?  When my inchies arrived, I was so happy that I squealed a bit.  My husband asked what they were and I tried to explain that they are tiny unique works of art made just for me.  That's a great explanation, right?  Well, he looked at me and smirked... he smirked!!!  My husband is a wonderful guy who indulges me like a great husband should but he just can't get the appeal of inchies.  Go figure  ???





Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2014 12:59:19 PM
those are really cute inchies (which really have no purpose but to be cute...what else is there? ;D)...

cool supplies and hearts...I like the jar of hearts idea as well (hearts on on my list.... ;D)

I could get you that many bottle caps in less than a week...lol


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: kittykill on January 13, 2014 01:00:59 PM
That kitty is adorable!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 13, 2014 01:12:32 PM
Love those inchies!  I collected a whole ton of them and made a huge framed (poster frame sized) piece of art for my craft room. 

The jar of hearts is a wonderful idea.  I tried to rally my family to make hearts for my mom and only one person did.  I guess it's okay cause my mom didn't really get the point of it anyway... I will just have to make some for myself LOL!

I could also contribute rather heavily to a bottle cap or cork collection LOL!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: stillatthetop on January 13, 2014 01:23:59 PM
Squee. Very cute inchies that you got, gamemom42. Breegy did a fine job on those. Yup. My man friends don't always get my surprise with my artworks I receive, nor the ones that I am proud of making to share, either. I gave up on trying to explain it. I just enjoy the presents myself...and burn their buscuits while I craft  :D Just kidding. I still appreciate the manflesh. I don't "get" their hunting ideas, either. Who could shoot at a beautiful animal?

My favorite is the top left mushroom. And the cow. But I like them all, too. Moo. or is that Moooshroom???

And I love the heart idea, too. I might "borrow" that one for my 'down' friends myself. Valentine love all year!

~T


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 13, 2014 02:42:05 PM
You're welcome, gamemom!  I have trouble describing CRAFTSTER to people, let alone what we make here!  I'm glad you like your package, and thanks for posting photos so quick.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 13, 2014 02:49:42 PM
Ladies, I don't think you understand the quantities of beer this woman who gave me the bottlecaps was drinking....a six pack of beer every night after work and I'm assuming MUCH more on the weekends....what I sent is like 1/100th of what I received from this person.

Now I need to start using them for something!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 13, 2014 04:22:07 PM
I will attest that those lotions bars are cute and work great! ;D

UTM--I am about an hour away from MD...it would be fun to meet up with members living in the area!

Watson--lovely sewing...and you certainly got Miss K's style!

Ooh, good to know about those lotion bars.  Do you do the equal parts of beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter?  Really wondering about the beeswax amounts...

What! That's awesome!  We need to round up the gang then.  Averia, Freestyle, Ptarmic_wumpus, Watson...anyone else??


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 13, 2014 08:05:14 PM
I received my package from Watsonc7 today! She claimed me twice so I had a big box-o-goodies!


First up are a pair of bowl holders! This fabric is one I had on my pinterest (it's so cute!) and as you can see, they fit a bowl wonderfully. So when you heat up something and the bowl gets too hot to hold, voila! Now you don't burn your hands. I've wanted some of these for awhile so yay!!


Next up is the Honda Element/Gil the Crab "I Pinch" hoop. This is just awesome because the commercial (Watch is on youtube HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxPg7CwtG2w)) has made us laugh for years. We still say, "I pinch" to each other so the hoop is just fun. She printed up an actual photo of our exact color AND Gil from a screen cap so it's just adorable.



She also sent a BUNCH of extras leftover from the different ways she tried out the idea. They're all on fabric and stuff so really nice. I think I'm going to make a patch out of some of these and turn them into a shirt or something for Love. Heh.



AND...she also sent four cute little "peeps" inspired chicks:


Thank you so much, Watsonc7! I love everything. ;D


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Post by: gamemom42 on January 13, 2014 08:45:29 PM
Those peepy chicks are precious!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2014 09:07:44 PM
Watson has elves working her sewing machine!  Such cute projects!


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Post by: kittykill on January 14, 2014 05:18:42 AM
Serious awesomeness! The hoop is great!


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Post by: Watsonc7 on January 14, 2014 05:57:31 AM
Wow PFD, your bowls are humongous, and I thought my bowls were big lol, I'm glad there's enough to grip onto!  Some of the scrap pieces have the backing still on them, I didn't set the ink on those...you just have to soak them in white vinegar for 10 mins and that's supposed to set the ink.

Underthemountain, I messaged you :)

I got an awesome claim from kittykill yesterday.  She claimed me for a hoopla and she sent me not one....


Not two....


But THREE hooplas that made me jump up and down


I love all three of them!!  My daughter has a dandelion obsession, she has to wish on every one she finds so this reminded me of her.  I really love cute clouds, who doesn't!?  And the smallest hoopla has so much detail, I love the mix of cute little things.  I love the winter, but I'm really getting tired of this depressing lighting!  I held each one under my lamp and they still aren't as bright and happy as they are in person.  I now have 4 hooplas that I LOVE so I think I could officially start a hoopla wall..... Just need to figure out which wall.  Thanks so much kittykill, you are awesome!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2014 06:06:37 AM
holy cow!   Those are wonderful!  I love the clouds!!!

You know officially have beautiful hoops from a stitch master! (hee hee - I am not jealous because I also have a wall with kittykill's beautiful work!)


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Post by: kittykill on January 14, 2014 08:05:52 AM
I am so glad you like them! I had fun stitching them up for you. Thank you for letting me craft them for ya!  :-*


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 14, 2014 08:10:40 AM
I really like those bowl holders! 

The hoops are fabulous.  The girl is my favorite :)

My three claims went out the door yesterday and are on their way!


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Post by: gamemom42 on January 14, 2014 01:32:04 PM
I love the dandelion girl!


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Post by: A2K on January 14, 2014 02:54:30 PM
I love the dandelion girl!

Me, too!  She's adorable!

Apologies to quaggy for not posting pictures as soon as her package arrived -- such a GREAT swap package!  She sent me this awesome clothespin apron:



and an assortment of polka dot fabrics!



I love to hang clothes on the line, but hate dealing with the clothespin bucket!  This apron will be the cat's meow!  AND, it has long enough ties to go around my chunky belly! 

Thank you so much, quaggy!  BTW, you said you hoped there wasn't too much yellow in the fabric assortment -- yellows are always something I need because I never buy them!  :D  I am going to modify my dislikes to reflect the color holes in my stash!



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Post by: PixieVal on January 15, 2014 09:13:06 AM
Received a great selection of squares for my patchwork square afghan! Thank you Breegy!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 15, 2014 10:15:19 AM
Such colorful new additions to the gallery!


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Post by: gamemom42 on January 15, 2014 11:02:23 AM
Cute apron, and I'm absolutely swooning over all those polka dots!

I love the crocheted squares too; so bright and happy looking!


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Post by: Averia on January 15, 2014 11:14:05 AM
Beautiful dandelion girl, love the apron, great color assortment for the squares - wow the gallery is filling up nicely :)


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Post by: underthemountain on January 15, 2014 03:22:54 PM
lovely stitching, fabrics, and squares! 

I have something lovely to post as well!  Lindyv321 claimed me for a tee for my niece and nephew and surprised me with some awesome beach glass.  :)

A wonderful dino tee for my obsessed niece.  Lindy made a white base first so that the green would pop.  It's executed perfectly.


An equally awesome little man robot polo for my nephew.  He really rocks the red so this is especially great!


And for me some beach glass.  YAY!  I can't wait to drill these and make some fun pendants with them.


Thank you so much for such an amazing package Lindy.  The stencils are so wonderfully done.  :)


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Post by: Breegy on January 15, 2014 05:30:36 PM
I received some ADORABLE weather pegdolls the other day from jillybeans!
We are currently trying to teach DD about days, counting 11-20, weather, etc... so these are a perfect fit to aid in that!
They are so perfect, thanks jillybeans!




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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 15, 2014 05:41:26 PM
Those weather peg people are so cute!

Love the red robot stenciled polo as well...


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Post by: quaggy on January 15, 2014 07:18:25 PM
Here is the super cute wall art from texscrapper that is headed to my office at work!!!!!!! texscrapper stalked me well and found my love of buttons then created this perfect art!  I work for a school district as a supervisor over safety and training of about 200 of these things!  School buses and drivers.  Thank you texscrapper this is perfect and so me!!!!!





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Post by: lindyv321 on January 16, 2014 07:59:21 AM
Love those peg people!  What a cute button bus :)

I received a supply package from JillHogan.  She was able to give me a ton of things off my wish list!  I was even able to use a few things yesterday while crafting.

She sent cute notcards with dogs and Muppets, alcohol inks, buttons, beads, and a bunch of washi tape! 


Thank you so much!!!


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Post by: kittykill on January 16, 2014 08:00:23 AM
Man! Such awesome stuff!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 16, 2014 08:07:44 AM
I love that everyone is getting supplies to further their crafting experiences!

Cute bus!  I also love finding out a bit more about you all...;D


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Post by: A2K on January 16, 2014 08:48:17 AM
Another nice package! 


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 16, 2014 08:50:54 AM
I can't wait to play with the alcohol inks!


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Post by: JillHogan on January 16, 2014 09:17:46 AM
I don't have kids, but would love some peg people!
Those are adorable.
Do they sell pegs at the craft store, or do you glue together circles and cylinders?


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 16, 2014 09:46:11 AM
Do they sell pegs at the craft store, or do you glue together circles and cylinders?
I've seen the blank "people" at craft stores before.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 16, 2014 10:40:43 AM
here is an internet souce JillHogan...

http://www.caseyswood.com/shoppingcart/zen-cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=294_46&products_id=374&zenid=5n70g2qi6ld05i000atf9h6ek0


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Post by: jillybeans on January 16, 2014 10:47:56 AM
I don't have kids, but would love some peg people!
Those are adorable.
Do they sell pegs at the craft store, or do you glue together circles and cylinders?

Yes, they do sell the peg people.  I get mine from Hobby Lobby, and they are only like $4 for 8 of 'em. 


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Post by: underthemountain on January 16, 2014 11:00:20 AM
Those peg people are great Jilly!


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Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 16, 2014 04:41:32 PM
I received from jillybeans too!

Two tutus!



My daughters love them. They are absolutely perfect for them. Thank you!!


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Post by: JillHogan on January 16, 2014 04:47:38 PM
Tutus!
I want one of those, too. 
I wish I was still like 6 years old.


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Post by: underthemountain on January 16, 2014 04:54:47 PM
Aw, totally adorable!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 17, 2014 06:46:29 AM
oh how cute!

Jilly makes the best peg people ever...I noticed that she is all over Pinterest with her pegs from the past! ;D

And now, I bet those tutus get pinned...adorable and so fluffy!


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Post by: Averia on January 17, 2014 07:30:16 AM
Texscrapper sent me some lovely spoilage! The package of Bali Pops is gorgeous! It's no regular jelly roll (which would have been lovely too... I do love all jelly roll type fabric strips) - it's all beautiful batik strips. The colors are perfect for me. mostly blues with purple and green. She also sent me several pieces of fabric in great patterns. Thank you Texscrapper!





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Post by: Watsonc7 on January 17, 2014 08:11:55 AM
Awww the tutus (and their owners) are adorable!  I was able to force my daughter into one for her first birthday, but never again....she went full tomboy like her momma :)

Wow, I can't imagine what texscrapper's craft room looks like, she sends awesome supply packages!


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 17, 2014 08:33:11 AM
I love those tutu's!!! I may need to add them to my list for my neighbors little girl who I take care of quite a bit. She is six and I think she would love it! 

There is nothing wrong with adults wearing tutu's :)  I received one in a Halloween swap this past year and rocked it!!




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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 17, 2014 08:47:30 AM
Oh wow, so many beautiful things, I think I missed a couple of days...

And I have something to add, I had an "oversized cross-stitch" shirt on my list, and thanks to Averia I now have one! And so do both of my daughters! So here are our first action pictures. Lea told me she would put hers on tomorrow, so that'll follow. I used a stand-in.


Me and Hanna with our shirts


Hanna and not Lea

I just need more light to get good pictures, and maybe someone to actually point the camera...

Thank you very much Ave, these are so great!


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Post by: Averia on January 17, 2014 09:26:23 AM
Action shots are the best! What an adorable cutie!


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 17, 2014 09:30:12 AM
Fabulous shirts!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 17, 2014 10:15:59 AM
So many gorgeous items!!  I need to post pics of my package from quaggy but my camera's batteries are dead and we can't find the battery charger (I HATE moving)  ::)  I'll steal some temporarily from other things I promise but she totally spoiled me and I am PSYCHED about making Christmas stocking now (and please believe I HATE sewing so this is really saying something!!)!


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Post by: jillybeans on January 17, 2014 10:59:38 AM
I received from texscrapper!  Yay yay!  She made baby bean the cutest minky blanket!  I absolutely LOVE it!  It was just what I was hoping for!  It even has a beautifully embroidered B on it, too! 

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/alienzufo1/media/Craftster/bcfe13ff-013a-466f-a191-d0c5314af0fc_zps1ef0ec78.jpg.html)

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/alienzufo1/media/Craftster/c2938010-b22e-46be-b116-04c02beb5e23_zps74300184.jpg.html)

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/alienzufo1/media/Craftster/a4c907bb-c47a-4412-970a-4acbbcf5041d_zpsdc4efcf3.jpg.html)

Thank you so much!  <3


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 17, 2014 11:23:43 AM
oh my Jilly...that is a great action shot..one cute baby and beautiful blanket!!

Love the big cross stitch t-shirts...I never knew I needed one of those... ;D

lol Lindy--you did rock the tutu!!


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Post by: gamemom42 on January 17, 2014 11:32:31 AM
Wow; turn your back on this gallery for a day or two and Pow!  So many great things!  I really love the action shots of the cuties with the tutus (that's including you lindy  ;)) and that sweet baby bean... oh my!  I think everything is wonderful but a couple of my favorites are those amazing weather peg people and that gorgeous purple paisley blanket... I need a purple paisley blanket!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 17, 2014 11:37:19 AM
I love that blanket and I am also in love with the model in it!!


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 17, 2014 11:39:48 AM
That baby girl gets cuter by the day!  That blanket is beautiful!


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Post by: JillHogan on January 17, 2014 12:27:17 PM
Blanket! Baby!


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Post by: texscrapper on January 17, 2014 12:51:37 PM
AWWWWW - jellybean - I love the action shot! This was a fabric in my "too pretty to use" stash. I'm glad it went to make something for your beautiful little "B"!

Wow, I can't imagine what texscrapper's craft room looks like, she sends awesome supply packages!

Oh my Watson, if you are ever in the Houston area come on over and see. I'll probably load you up with a few bags. I think I have craft supplies from almost every forum listed on the craftster board  :o ::) My room is busting at the seams! I am determined to destash and start making more than I buy this year, but I am such a fabric hoarder that I don't know if it will happen .......


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Post by: underthemountain on January 17, 2014 03:08:15 PM
Aw, love the action shots!  Everyone and everything looks so great! 


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Post by: Breegy on January 17, 2014 03:59:54 PM
Bwah! Little adorable babies, everywhere!


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Post by: kittykill on January 17, 2014 04:57:20 PM
I received the most beautiful necklace from Lindyv321. I was going to try to take an action shot but I couldn't get a good one. She even made earrings to match!



Thank you so much! It is just beautiful!


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Post by: zadok on January 17, 2014 05:04:16 PM
Got an awesome package from Avesthel! Four pieces of wire wrapped artistry! An upper arm bracelet (the huge one), a matching ring, a faux barbed wire cuff, & the beautiful beaded ring.
Thank you so much! I love them all! <3 They fit perfectly too, btw. :p
Sorry for the crummy pic. >.<' It doesn't do them justice at all. :(




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Post by: greybird on January 17, 2014 08:56:32 PM
You're welcome!   :D   So glad you enjoyed everything and that it all fit as well!   :)


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Post by: greybird on January 18, 2014 11:57:45 PM
I'm posting pictures for Ladybugsandbumblebees since she received today.   :)

Here are the two necklaces I made for her based on some pins of hers:





And then the rings I made for her:











And here is a closer shot of the one I made for zadok:




So glad you both enjoyed your goodies.   :D


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Post by: MissingWillow on January 19, 2014 05:05:36 AM
There is some gorgeous jewelry being made in this swap!


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Post by: Averia on January 19, 2014 05:51:10 AM
Barbed wire bracelet? I am intrigued! Do you have a close up of it? The rings are wonderful. I particularly liked the one you made for Zadok, but I would love to have all of them.


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Post by: JillHogan on January 19, 2014 07:04:20 AM
Really pretty, Avesthel!  I love the pendant. 

I also received from Avesthel, but will post pics Tuesday (it is a time killer at my boring job!)


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Post by: luckdragon on January 19, 2014 07:19:06 AM
Avesthel, I am loving your rings!  I need to add some to my list!

Lindy, that necklace is lovely!

I will be shipping out 2 of my claims on Tuesday - need to find some cat fabric for spikefan's claim :)


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Post by: underthemountain on January 19, 2014 07:21:56 AM
Lovely jewelry Avesthel!!  I really love your rings!


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Post by: texscrapper on January 19, 2014 09:56:14 AM
All this jewelry is awesome!

I received from gamermom42 - she claimed me for a giant tic-tac-toe game. It got here when I was out of town and I just got to open it today!

My boys squealed with delight - they are already playing "toss" the tic tac toe - and having a blast!



Thank you so much!!


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Post by: Watsonc7 on January 19, 2014 11:26:51 AM
I'm not much of a jewelry person but I LOVE all the jewelry, especially the red and turquoise!  The tic-tax-toe mat is awesome too, I've been waiting to see if anyone would claim that


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2014 11:34:40 AM
Lindy--that necklace is just so gorgeous!

I am not a huge jewelry wearer, but seeing all of these unique pieces might change my mind...those rings are gorgeous and I love the rainbow pendant!

What a fun thing to make for kids...I am going to add that to my list...I have nieces and nephews and you guys come up with the most interesting things!


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Post by: A2K on January 19, 2014 01:12:08 PM
I received a great package from gamemom42!  She sent handmade cards (luckdragon will receive one in the package I send her tomorrow!), washi tape (holy washi tape, GM! - love the little birdies and all the different colors! - the one you can't see very well is bicycles!), and quilting templates and some quilt design tips. She also included a generous piece of cotton muslin!  Thanks so much, GM!  You rock!





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Post by: greybird on January 19, 2014 02:24:06 PM
That is a lovely necklace, Lindy.   :)   That looks like a fun way for the kids to play tic tac toe!  And what a great package, A2K!  Love the bird washi tape.   :D


Thank you, everyone, for your kind words about the jewelry.   :)     

Here's the closeup of the bracelet you asked for, Averia.    The 'barbs' are all filed so they aren't sharp.   :)


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Post by: A2K on January 19, 2014 03:50:09 PM
You are an awesome jewelry maker, Avesthel!  I'm wearing the green leaf earrings you made for me right this minute!  I love the blue stones in zadok's ring and the style of the rings you made for b&b!

That tic tic toe mat is awesome!  Such great packages this round!


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Post by: gamemom42 on January 19, 2014 05:10:06 PM
A2K, I'm glad you like your package!

texscrapper, I think I forgot to tell you about the yellow X and O.  There are five X's and O's without the yellow ones so you don't have to use them, but this is why you got them.  When my girls played tic tac toe, they came up with the "rule" that the winning piece had to be fancy or at least different.  When they played the usual way (writing), they wrote the winning letter in a bubble style or cursive or something.  It just seemed logical to me that your boys should have something different to play when playing the winning piece.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2014 08:01:05 AM
Love the cards...I always love getting cards to use in swaps and pass around the love!

what an interesting bracelet!  I must say that we are in just one month, and this gallery has shown off some wonderful goodies!


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Post by: MissingWillow on January 20, 2014 09:52:04 AM
Quaggy really, really spoiled me!  She claimed me for Halloween fabric and papercrafting supplies and sent some amazing stuff, I tell ya!

Fabric!  There are some amazing ones in here. Vintage prints, woodland trick or treaters, bandana print.  I love them all and have no duplicates in my huge stash.  And not just in the fabric, everything else falls into the brand new category for me!


A pieced UFO (I'm thinking incorporating it into a few placemats) and pom poms.


Felt spiders, buttons, chenille sticks.


Stickers, labels and stamps.


Paper!


I'm really looking forward to working on this calendar for next year.  Thank you so much, quaggy!!!   Is it October yet?   :D


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Post by: quaggy on January 20, 2014 10:34:49 AM
Quaggy really, really spoiled me!  She claimed me for Halloween fabric and papercrafting supplies and sent some amazing stuff, I tell ya!

Fabric!  There are some amazing ones in here. Vintage prints, woodland trick or treaters, bandana print.  I love them all and have no duplicates in my huge stash.  And not just in the fabric, everything else falls into the brand new category for me!

A pieced UFO (I'm thinking incorporating it into a few placemats) and pom poms.

Felt spiders, buttons, chenille sticks.

Stickers, labels and stamps.

Paper!

I'm really looking forward to working on this calendar for next year.  Thank you so much, quaggy!!!   Is it October yet?   :D

The UFO was leftover from table runners I made!  I thought maybe you could use it for coasters, placemats or pot holders bands.

Have fun!!!!


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 20, 2014 11:29:48 AM
All the jewelry is beautiful!  I pinned one of those necklaces.  The tic tac toe game is an awesome idea.  We used to have a huge checkerboard when I was a kid.  I love the handmade cards and am jealous of all that fabulous Halloween stuff!  I am sure we will see it being used in a future Halloween swap!

I received 5 gorgeous necklaces from underthemountain over the weekend.  She claimed me for a music note for my daughter and some random pieces from my Pinterest.  They are all gorgeous and I am wearing the wire wrapped tear drop right now!



Thank you so much!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2014 12:23:19 PM
holy overload of goodies!

I want to play in quaggy's stash...oh my...I think I am actually drooling at my desk...

and that teardrop necklace is really pretty...I really love the clean look of the three beads also


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Post by: kittykill on January 20, 2014 12:33:45 PM
Man! Look at all those goodies!

MW-you totally scored on the Halloween fabric.

Mmmm....washi tape!

Those necklaces are fun!  Speaking of necklaces. I wore the one Lindy made me and go so many compliments on it.


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Post by: spikefan on January 20, 2014 03:56:35 PM
So many awesome things in this gallery!


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Post by: underthemountain on January 20, 2014 05:33:56 PM
Yay!  Glad you liked them Lindy!  I had fun crafting them...esp the note and the cloud.  It's been a while since I've had the chance to flatten out wire.  :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 21, 2014 08:52:51 AM
Adia has been wearing her note necklace every day!


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Post by: luckdragon on January 21, 2014 12:51:25 PM
I love that cloud necklace!  How cute!


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Post by: quaggy on January 21, 2014 03:35:54 PM
A2K  spoiled me with a wonderful, bright, and colorful  mugrug  with a school bus theme for my office at work!



She also included a package of supplies, some from thrift stores which offer the best!

Fabric, bias tape, ric rac and purse magnets.





Here is a close up of the vintage ric rac and then a 51 cent increase version with 1/2 yard less.  The price went up and the yardage went down.  Go figure!


Loving the cute handmade packaging she had packed it inside!  A great package!  Thank you A2K!!!!!





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Post by: texscrapper on January 21, 2014 03:47:55 PM
What a fantastic mug rug!


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Post by: JillHogan on January 21, 2014 03:51:45 PM
Avesthel sent me two lovely journals that I love.
The green one is small and fits in my purse.  It has lined paper inside.
The orange one is my first junk journal.  I love it.  I can't wait to be less busy so I can start to use it.



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Post by: Watsonc7 on January 21, 2014 03:56:53 PM
Ooooh supplies!  We don't have good thrift stores near me but when I go to Austin they have goodwills almost every few miles, I always bring homes tons of fabric and goodies.

The bus mugrug is adorable!  I'm also loving the scrappy journals!


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Post by: jillybeans on January 21, 2014 03:57:35 PM
I received a beautiful tree of life necklace from phoenix fire designs today.  Omg, it is seriously gorgeous!  Thank you so much, pfd!  I love the dark wire and the green stones!

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/alienzufo1/media/Craftster/bab58f72-34f0-42de-8717-25e914230486_zpsd4c5e542.jpg.html)


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Post by: JillHogan on January 21, 2014 03:59:51 PM
So pretty!
Phoenix Fire you can claim me for one of those ANY time!  I should add it to my list.


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Post by: spikefan on January 21, 2014 04:02:02 PM
What a cute mug rug and pretty journals! And another lovely pendant by PFD!

I also received today. Lindyv321 claimed me for a Boondock Saints shirt and some supplies.



Love it and can't wait to wear it!  Thanks for the great package lindyv321!


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Post by: Averia on January 21, 2014 04:09:15 PM
Adorable mug rug!

It looks like there are lots of great pages in the journals.

PFD, I like the new tolp, but nothing beats the full moon one you made for my mom.

Nice stenciling on the t-shirt Lindy!


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 21, 2014 04:54:28 PM
I received a beautiful tree of life necklace from phoenix fire designs today.  Omg, it is seriously gorgeous!  Thank you so much, pfd!  I love the dark wire and the green stones!
Yay! I'm so glad it finally arrived and that you love it! :D

So pretty!
Phoenix Fire you can claim me for one of those ANY time!  I should add it to my list.
Thanks! Feel free to add one to your list and I'll claim it if I catch it.

PFD, I like the new tolp, but nothing beats the full moon one you made for my mom.
Aw, glad you like it!


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Post by: gamemom42 on January 21, 2014 04:57:46 PM
So many pretty things!  I just love that mug rug, the colors are so bright and happy.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Breegy on January 21, 2014 07:19:47 PM
I received from Jill Hogan today!
Sadly, one of the animal jars didnt make it safely, but that's okay, nothing a hot glue gun can't fix. =)
Also, for the first time ever, my boyfriend walked by as i was opening this package and said "oh, those jars are real cute!"

She also sent some giant pom poms that look like flying dust bunnies, and makes me giggle. I almost want to put ears and eyes on them. haha




Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 21, 2014 07:23:39 PM
Aw, man.  Sorry about the horse.  There was such much bubble wrap in there!
I kept swirling the pompoms around imagining them as Muppet hair.  I love how you hung them up!


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Post by: greybird on January 21, 2014 10:31:17 PM
Lots of fab things, pretty jewelry and supplies!!!   :D    I really like the mug rug!   :D   

I'm really happy you loved your journals.   :)


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Post by: A2K on January 22, 2014 04:20:00 AM
Yay!  I'm so glad you like your mug rug, quaggy!  It was really fun to make.  I love thrifting and sharing my finds, so I'm glad you like your mini stash.

Awesome journals, Avesthel!

I'm in awe of the stencil job on that shirt.  Stenciling is something I've never gotten the hang of.  Too much cutting and precision involved for me!  :D

THose jars with animals are amusing!  :D


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Post by: underthemountain on January 22, 2014 05:43:35 AM
Ditto to everything A2K said.  Love all the awesomeness and creativity here!!! 


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 22, 2014 05:50:51 AM
What cute jar lids...might have to put that one on my own list! ;D

It makes me happy to see the Tree of Life pendants...I had one in the 70's made by a friend (in silver) so it is great to see them come around again! Love the colors and the beautiful, detailed work! The green is just so lovely!

The mug rug is so cute...I see a theme for quaggy... ;D...

Lindy--another nice stenciled shirt...you must have such patience to cut out all those bits!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 22, 2014 06:30:13 AM
Not only do I want to visit quaggy someday b/c I consider her a friend, but also b/c I am so very curious about where the heck she puts all her swap stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

YEA for snow!  I was let out of work early today and no work today at all!  I have finished up an item for the OPS,  working on one for the OGS, and I'll be making a quick trip to Michaels for some yarn for my claim for mcook for this swap.

When her claim is done, I'm on to kittykill's item, and then I AM DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: mama24boyz on January 22, 2014 06:58:59 AM
This gallery is just awesome!!  And I'm going to add to it!

I got a baby doll carrier from anna.wahnsinn for daysies babies. She loves it! Of course she would not let me take a pic of her wearing it. She also sent me some yummy teas! Thanks!


And I got an awesome sugar skull hoop from gamemom42. I love it! She sent me lots of fabric scraps too. Thank you!!,


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 22, 2014 07:04:44 AM
Okay so when I came back on Craftster back in July (after a lengthy hiatus), EVERYBODY was talking about mug rugs.  So I had to look one up (this was before I'd actually seen one, I just saw people talking about them) and I figured that would be nice for someone who sits down in the morning, drinking coffee or tea, eating a scone or something, while reading the newspaper.  Very Norman Rockwell.  But I work from home and essentially come downstairs, grab a soda, and head for the couch where I work.

Only today I realized that lately, I have begun having hot chocolate in the mornings (the cold mornings anyway) and I have rediscovered my love of bagels and croissants.  So of course, I started thinking that maybe I need a mug rug which would make sense, right?

EXCEPT IT WENT IN REVERSE.  I am 98% sure that I have now begun doing this BECAUSE I see all these gorgeous mug rugs.

So much for thinking I was fairly cognizant of subliminal messages  ::)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 22, 2014 07:30:41 AM
lol  You will be surprised how often you will use a mug rug...I have a few in my office, my mom uses one for her morning coffee and toast...I have a couple in my crafting room...they are a good size to put your water jar (for watercolors), etc.  They are happy and make any space more fun to look at...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 22, 2014 07:41:16 AM
AND, mug rugs are FUN to make!  :D 

Surprisingly, I do not own any mug rugs.  Well, maybe it's not so surprising . . . I make stuff and I mail stuff, but I rarely make stuff and keep stuff.  :D  I'll bet most of you do this very same thing!


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Post by: underthemountain on January 22, 2014 07:45:30 AM
Hehe, so true A2K, but you can change!  I make tons of jewelry and realized that I wasn't making any for me.  So recently I've started making a few pieces for me. I'd forgotten how much I love to wear jewelry.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 22, 2014 08:10:51 AM
Love the bus mug rug!  I need to add mug rugs to my list - I love them!

Beautiful TOL pendant!!

The babydoll carrier is adorable!

And I love the hoopla! I need more hoops for my hoopla wall!

Yea, and I rarely make things for myself either - I did make myself a Christmas dress this year, though. I need to post some of the stuff I've been making - I'm so bad at that.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 22, 2014 08:27:13 AM
I rarely make myself anything either!  I am also bad about crafting for my kids but I am trying to change that!  I have made my daughter a few necklaces and I made my son a Minecraft shirt recently.

Thanks for the compliments on the shirt!  I didn't cheat and use my Silhouette Cameo for that one cause I knew it wouldn't work so it was cut buy hand.  Took me a bit cause I had to take breaks to stretch my back!  Then I realized that I made a few cutting mistakes and cut where I shouldn't have... Since I didn't want to do it over I marked the spots and was VERY careful when I painted not to paint there!

I NEED a mug rug!  I don't have one and covet them so :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 22, 2014 08:28:58 AM
ok--all of you who are mugrugless (try saying that 10 times fast!)...put it on your lists!

All of mine came from swaps...I would be mugrugless myself if it were not for awesome craftsters!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 22, 2014 08:30:23 AM
Everything is so cute!!  I love the darker tree of life and the baby carrier is hilarious. My daughter never got into baby dolls :(. She could have put a stufftie in it though
Most of the time I pick claims that I would want...and I have yet to make myself any of it, I really need to work on that next month when all my swaps have been sent

Im about to make this gallery even more awesome...I received a framed cork heart from phoenixfiredesigns and I was literally jumping all over the living room (exercise... check!). My daughter gave me the crazy eye.  The cork heart is PERFECT for my mini dining area mantel. I haven't finished decorating it just yet, but now I'm definitely motivated. I've gotten bags of corks from swaps since I have tons of ideas, it just takes me forever to do them for myself, I'm so glad I didn't attempt this, I couldn't have made it this gorgeous.  I love the neutral background and the roughness and BAM-ness of the heart.  There is also a wide ribbon hanger,  it I haven't decided on placement yet so it's standing right now.  Thank you so much PFD!



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Post by: kittykill on January 22, 2014 08:31:10 AM
I have two mugrugs but I want more!

Such awesome goodies! I love those jars. The sugar skull embroidery is very pretty!

That cork picture is so neat!

I know I'm missing stuff-I need to go back and look.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 22, 2014 08:31:41 AM
oh that is lovely!  I am definitely pinning that!!!


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Post by: MissingWillow on January 22, 2014 08:32:29 AM
That came out really beautiful!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 22, 2014 08:52:52 AM
Im about to make this gallery even more awesome...I received a framed cork heart from phoenixfiredesigns and I was literally jumping all over the living room (exercise... check!). My daughter gave me the crazy eye.  The cork heart is PERFECT for my mini dining area mantel. I haven't finished decorating it just yet, but now I'm definitely motivated. I've gotten bags of corks from swaps since I have tons of ideas, it just takes me forever to do them for myself, I'm so glad I didn't attempt this, I couldn't have made it this gorgeous.  I love the neutral background and the roughness and BAM-ness of the heart.  There is also a wide ribbon hanger,  it I haven't decided on placement yet so it's standing right now.  Thank you so much PFD!
Yay!! I am so glad you love it! Making something outside my normal wheelhouse always causes a little anxiety on my part, so it's a huge relief to know you're happy. ;D It was fun to make and once I figured out all the little bits and bobs I needed, went very smoothly. Enjoy!!


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 22, 2014 08:53:31 AM
Love the heart!  I should make one of those, goodness knows I have a lot of wine corks!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 22, 2014 09:09:20 AM
Yay!! I am so glad you love it! Making something outside my normal wheelhouse always causes a little anxiety on my part, so it's a huge relief to know you're happy. ;D It was fun to make and once I figured out all the little bits and bobs I needed, went very smoothly. Enjoy!!

I feel you....I am comfortable sewing more functional things but I would love to start getting more creative, It just makes me nervous to try that out on other people so I'm doing it slowly until I find my thang

You did awesome, never stress over anything you send me...I love rough and scrappy, I love clean lines and symmetric...I love neutrals and I love color....I love conventional and I love odd...I'm a mess lol. My brother in law came over one day and just walked around my house pointing out things he liked and said he loved my style, he just couldn't figure out what it was...welcome to the club BIL


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 22, 2014 10:30:20 AM
lol I feel like you...I love so many different styles...and I love making things, but I am fairly new to some things...I am most comfortable with sewing and knitting...least comfortable with jewelry making and art...stenciling...crochet...ha ha ha


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 22, 2014 02:25:29 PM
Yarn crafts are the only thing I've never attempted, and probably won't...I can handle another obsession and I've never been crazy about yarn stuff but the things I've gotten from craftsters are slowly bringing me around :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on January 22, 2014 02:35:36 PM
I love that cork heart PFD! I already pinned it - Watsonc7 I know that will make a fabulous addition to your mantel!

I also received from PFD yesterday - it's a FABULOUS cuff - I love the stones and the whole technique rocks :)





PFD - you are so awesome! Thank you for the beautiful piece!


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Post by: mama24boyz on January 22, 2014 02:43:48 PM
Oh wow! That is beautiful!! Pinning!


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 22, 2014 03:36:53 PM
PFD - you are so awesome! Thank you for the beautiful piece!
You are so welcome!! It was fun applying my wire working experience to a different technique and style. :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 22, 2014 04:22:46 PM
How unique that bracelet is!  I love it!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: PixieVal on January 22, 2014 04:23:08 PM
I received a beautiful piece of art by rockmygypsysoul inspired by a piece on my Pinterest. I am having photo issues and am not home now for a few days, so if you have a better picture please post! If not i will post a better one when I get home.

Beautiful squares and great ric rac from Rubytuesday.

Thank you both so much!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on January 22, 2014 04:30:11 PM
AND, mug rugs are FUN to make!  :D 

Surprisingly, I do not own any mug rugs.  Well, maybe it's not so surprising . . . I make stuff and I mail stuff, but I rarely make stuff and keep stuff.  :D  I'll bet most of you do this very same thing!

That is so true.  I have been crafting for years and if you look in our house, you dont seen many handmade items.  Most of my handmade items are made and mailed too.  I can say that I do have one mug rug.  A pirate one I received from a previous ows round.  I should whip out my sewing machine and make myself some though, and some of those fabric bowl holders I seen in this gallery too.  I need some bowl holders because Im tired of burning my fingers on hot bowls. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on January 22, 2014 05:26:07 PM
I rarely make myself anything either!  I am also bad about crafting for my kids but I am trying to change that!

I NEED a mug rug!  I don't have one and covet them so :)

Yeah, I rarely make anything for myself. My hubby is always so sad when I make something cool and then send it off.

I'm also "mugrugless"! I will have to add that to my list if I claim again!

Love the cork art!! So pretty! And that cuff is beautiful! Awesome work pfd!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2014 07:57:37 AM
I think we have enough of a variety of all sorts of crafting skills to please everyone!  I have been happy with the items I have received in swaps all these years, so my house is full of stuff that I can proudly say that a Craftster made it! ;D

wow PDF...your jewelry is simply unique and beautiful!  I love that bracelet!

And what pretty art! What do the words say?

Also, what a pretty combination of colors in the granny squares!  The spiral one is something I have not seen...I love that one!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 23, 2014 08:18:32 AM
Spikefan sent me a different take on hooplas! I love them!!! She really gets my colors :) I probably should have found a better background for pictures to make the white in them pop more.



She also sent me these lovely little crocheted bracelets/anklets


and some nice size pieces of linen


Thank you Spikefan!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 23, 2014 08:25:21 AM
I also received from mama24boyz. I am so in love with Loki it isn't even funny... I think the only man I like more (besides hubby of course) is Tom Hiddleston...

Here he is in all his glory!


Beautiful artwork to go with him :) Don't you love how she made the helmet opening into a heart?


Yes, the helmet comes off... afraid it is a little too small for me to wear :(


Thank you mama! Now can you make me another one that is a lifesized cuddly pillow?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2014 08:38:25 AM
Are those crocheted hoops?  wow--they are stunning!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 23, 2014 08:41:32 AM
Crocheted hoops is such a cool idea!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 23, 2014 08:44:28 AM
The wall across from my hoopla wall doesn't have quite as much space on it because of doorways, but it has some room... I would love to see if filled with crocheted hooplas.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 23, 2014 09:54:02 AM
And what pretty art! What do the words say?

They say "In a world of possibilities, imagine yourself as one." 

It's pretty, I promise, but I don't have a better picture than she posted  :(  Actually, for the stuff I sent out this week I didn't take pictures either - that and including notes in my packages is far and away my hardest thing about swaps!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 23, 2014 09:56:13 AM
I LOVE those crochet hoops!!! Pinned


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 23, 2014 10:43:45 AM
Awesome goodies....esp love Loki!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on January 23, 2014 12:24:04 PM
Are those hoops crocheted?   What a creative idea!  :)   

And that ami is adorable!   :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 23, 2014 12:27:30 PM
Yes the hoops are crocheted


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 23, 2014 12:55:42 PM
Oh My GOD I know a 16yr old that would just about DIE for that ami!  Seriously.  She would squee in a way that you would not believe (off to add it to my list  :D)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 23, 2014 01:46:39 PM
No! Mine! All the Loki's are mine! I wont share him! You can't make me! Mine!!!

oops, sorry... I meant, Yeah, isn't it nice? It would be lovely if we could each have one.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 23, 2014 01:54:01 PM
I am a Thor fan myself!  The hair, the hammer, the muscles....


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on January 23, 2014 02:16:08 PM
No! Mine! All the Loki's are mine! I wont share him! You can't make me! Mine!!!

oops, sorry... I meant, Yeah, isn't it nice? It would be lovely if we could each have one.

:D



I received a wonderful package from ladybugsandbumblebees!    She claimed me twice--- for a Harry Potter Gryffindor scarf and some crafty supplies.   :D


Here's the group shot of everything.... lots of sea glass, scrabble tiles, jewelry charms and wine corks!     :D  

And my husband was kind enough to model the scarf so you could see just how awesome and long it is!   :D


Thank you so much for everything!!!  I love it all!   :D  




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Post by: underthemountain on January 23, 2014 02:54:33 PM
Awesome scarf!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 23, 2014 03:47:43 PM
No! Mine! All the Loki's are mine! I wont share him! You can't make me! Mine!!!

oops, sorry... I meant, Yeah, isn't it nice? It would be lovely if we could each have one.

Too funny Averia!  Mama24boyz doesn't play...she is a yarn master, the Loki is so darn cute and a removable hat...what!?  I'm not even a Loki freak (close your ears Averia) but I might have to put that on my wishlist because it's so adorable!

The crochet hoops are gorgeous and I love the saying.  The talent here is inspiring!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 23, 2014 03:50:29 PM
My package from Watsonc7 arrived today! She claimed me for a quilted trivet (to put hot pots/pans and such on) and a little car trash bag. (It hangs from the back of your car seat and has waterproof inner lining so you can just wipe it down if it gets dirty.) So helpful!

Here's both together.


I love the fabric choices on the trivet. And they are stitched together with a little leaf/vine stitch. So cute!


And of course, no photography moment is complete without one of the cats getting involved. Here's Ginger definitely not biting them. :P


Thank you so much, Watsonc7! I love both and you picked really awesome fabrics too! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 23, 2014 04:09:49 PM
I'm so glad you and Ginger like them!  I just ordered more insul-bright so I could add these to my list of things I want to make myself (but probably won't for forever, as usual)


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Post by: littlefawnpug on January 23, 2014 04:13:56 PM
phoenixfiredesigns- I love that trivet!  The colors are fantastic together.



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: spikefan on January 23, 2014 04:40:05 PM
That chip bracelet is so cool!

Pretty artwork!

Love the colors and designs of those crocheted squares!

I am a Thor fan myself!  The hair, the hammer, the muscles....

Cute Loki! I like them both but I would have to say I'm more of a Thor fan also.

Great scarf!

Pretty trivet and bag, love the fabric choices!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 23, 2014 05:28:33 PM
Ooh, love the quilted trivet!

I received 2 awesome packages today!!  :)  anna.wahnsinn and Spikefan spoiled the heck out of us.  :)  I decided to keep Spikefan's goodies for Lana's Valentine's day present.  I know she'll be thrilled.

anna.wahnsinn claimed us for a name cuff for Lana.  Lana always gets so sad that she can't find anything with her name on it.  I think these made her day.  Yes, I said these, because Anne sent 3 cuffs and a key fob.  ACK!

I esp love the music cuff "I sing, therefore I am"!!!


Action shot!  Lana LOVES all of her wonderful cuffs!! and the keyfob is already attached to her bookbag!  Thanks sooo much!!!


Spikefan claimed us for some teeny tiny amis and boy did she deliver.  She sent us this little zoo!  Lana is going to flip when she gets these!!  Spikefan sent us a pair of turtles, a pair of octopi, a pig, a cat, and a platypus.  Heehee, my fav is the little platypus...so tempted to steal him, but I won't.  :)


Thank you Michelle and Anne for wowing us with all this fabulousness!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: stillatthetop on January 23, 2014 05:34:37 PM
Very cute. Lana looks thrilled.
Why won't they let me have a sound board on here???
"I sing therefore I am". Music is art. It is a decoration of soul.
If I could not combine the two with my hands and voice. I think I would falter.

~T


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 23, 2014 06:59:45 PM
Awwww the teenie animals are so cute!  My favs are the octopus and turtles.  Sweet cuff spoilage too, I've been hoping she would get claimed for those (not only do I have my own wishlist, but I've started to have a wishlist for other Craftsters too lol)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 23, 2014 07:04:32 PM
Thank you stillatthetop!!  Lana's passion is singing...

Watson, you are too awesome.  Thanks for wanting goodies for Lana.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on January 23, 2014 10:06:27 PM
The trivet and bag are so pretty!  Love the fabrics.   :D

Lovely cuffs and awesome little amis!   I never could find my name on things growing up either, so I understand Lana's happiness.   :)    Love the little turtles and platypus.   :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 24, 2014 02:18:43 AM
I really need to check this gallery more often.  The crocheted hoops are just gorgeous.  My mom's dining room is a gorgeous mish mash of blue and white with a bit of yellow thrown in and those hoops would look amazing.  Rather than put them on my list though, I'm going to show her and try to  inspire her to make her own.  She's stopped crocheting and that may be the project to peak her interest again.

I feel for Lana.  When I was a child, everything that I could find with my name had it spelled "Theresa" rather than "Teresa".  Used to drive me nuts.  Those cuffs are just perfect!

The teeny crocheted animals are whimsically wonderful, and that trivet is beautiful.

Oh, and I can say I'm a Loki fan (not even sure what that's from) but you had me at removable helmet!  What a great touch!

Everything in this gallery is just amazing and if I missed commenting on something it's certainly not because I'm not in awe of it... there's just too much to keep up with!


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Post by: underthemountain on January 24, 2014 05:39:25 AM
Thanks Avethel and Gamemom!  It's crazy that they still do some of the more obscure names, but never Lana.  :(

I offered to post a pic of what I sent to Gamemom.  :)  Just a little medley of earrings. Enjoy!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 24, 2014 06:06:26 AM
cute pencil earrings!!

love the HP scarf--nice and long and my favorite colors!

the trivet and car bag are beautiful...you have some gorgeous fabrics, watson!

Personalized items--the best...my, Lana is growing up so quickly!  She is definitely a Craftsters "niece"--I feel like she has grown up with all of us...and those tiny animals...you guys know I personally am not a fan, but I still admire the workmanship and cuteness!





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Post by: Averia on January 24, 2014 08:09:45 AM
If anyone ever asks me in a swap I would say I prefer useful over cute nick-nacky items, but then I see something like the mini animals and I squee and all thoughts of useful items fly from my mind.

The pencil earrings are awesome and the harry potter scarf looks delightfully long and warm!


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Post by: underthemountain on January 24, 2014 08:49:12 AM
Glad you guys like the pencils...I wish I had made them, but all I did was put them on hooks.  I just thought they were perfect for Gamemom since she's a teacher.  :) 

Heehee, I totally agree Ave.  I didn't think that I would love those teeny tiny amis as much as I do.  I really am tempted to steal one from Lana.  What she doesn't know won't hurt her, right?   I just hope her friends don't see them because I know they'll all want them too.  :) 


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Post by: A2K on January 24, 2014 09:05:22 AM
I love the beaten silver earrings -- those are nifty! 

That scarf will def keep Avesthel warm!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 24, 2014 10:57:40 AM
I will confess that I got an ami pig in the sweat shop swap from deathbeforedishes...it was suppose to be for my niece, but I could not part with it...he sits on my computer in my craft room and makes me smile! ;D


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Post by: gamemom42 on January 24, 2014 10:59:40 AM
Thanks for posting pics for me underthemountain!  My photography skills are hit and miss at best and jewelry is the hardest in my opinion.  

I absolutely squealed when I opened that package and had not one or two wonderful new pairs of earrings, but five!!!  You are way too generous (and I'm so happy that you are  ;)).

I got a huge kick out of the pencils; my students are going to love those.  I have no less than three outfits that the green ones will look great with; the wire balls are especially exciting because I lost a pair just like that, and the oh so pretty beaded flower ones will be a Valentine gift for one of my daughters (I love those but I know she will love them even more).

The beaten silver ones are (were) my favorite.  Sadly, I wore them to a basketball game last and when I got home the fish hook was still in my right ear but the rest was missing.  It was an incredibly intense game and I guess I jumped up and down a little too much.  I was sitting with some of my daughter's co-workers so I'm hoping one of them found it after I left the game.  Fingers crossed!

Thank you so much underthemountain.  I'm always so happy when you claim me for earrings!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 24, 2014 11:46:39 AM
I will confess that I got an ami pig in the sweat shop swap from deathbeforedishes...it was suppose to be for my niece, but I could not part with it...he sits on my computer in my craft room and makes me smile! ;D

awww... thanks alwaysimr. <3 you just made my day!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on January 24, 2014 12:11:57 PM
If anyone ever asks me in a swap I would say I prefer useful over cute nick-nacky items, but then I see something like the mini animals and I squee and all thoughts of useful items fly from my mind.

I also prefer useful items in this swap too.  But, I think thats because our old place was so tiny.  Ugh...no room for a kitchen table and barely room for a coffee table in the tv room, our bath towels and items had to be in the tiny hall closet even.  Ugh....I never liked that place I felt like a mouse in a match box.  It just wasnt practical for a family at all.  But anyways, that's why now I am so clastrophobic (spelling?) I can not stand lots of nick nacks every where because it makes the space look smaller and more closed in.  I go with the 'less is more' phrase.  Unless its yarn and craft supplies and hooplas.  LOL.  I see so many cute nick naks in this swap, but if I have nick naks in the house, they stay for awhile, then my clastraphobia kicks in and I do heavy duty spring cleaning.  AH...clutter, nick nacks...I can do some nick nacks, wall decor is okay, some decor on the end tables and a table center piece.  You know, practical thing like a lamp or a candy dish but, thats about it.  My mom is one to have lots of things displayed.  Makes me think of victorian era, all the decor. Oh, it always looks nice and she has lots of cute things, but I just cant do that much.  So with that being said, I am keeping my list more practical this round.  Usefull things.  But, I have enjoyed looking at everyones nick nacks in this gallery. 


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 24, 2014 12:23:02 PM
I LOVE clutter!  Well no not clutter really but I love all the cute little stuff I receive in swaps!  I love ami's, and whimsies, shrines, and little figures.  I keep most of it displayed in my craft room and have recently had to add more shelves! 

I feel poor Lana's pain about her name never being on anything.. Lindy isn't very common.  There was a pen manufacturer name Lindy so my grandpa would always get me those pens.  I then went and cursed my daughter with an even more unusual name, Adia.  There is NOTHING with her name on it!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 24, 2014 12:51:01 PM
Ack, no not the silver earrings...I hope they'll turn up Gamemom.  I was really happy about those.  (Thanks for liking them A2K!) 

I will confess that I got an ami pig in the sweat shop swap from deathbeforedishes...it was suppose to be for my niece, but I could not part with it...he sits on my computer in my craft room and makes me smile! ;D

awww... thanks alwaysimr. <3 you just made my day!
Hehe, guess I shouldn't feel so bad about wanting to steal from Lana.  :)

Lindy, Adia is a lovely name!!  If you ever want me to stamp something with her name on it let me know! :)   That goes for everyone! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on January 24, 2014 12:51:25 PM
I received three packages of craftster awesomeness in the last two days! Here's what came in the mail!

From spikefan - A little muffin man ami - I have been wanting one for my son for SOOOOO long - He saw it and squealed. His bedtime song is "Do you know the muffin man" Look how cute this is ....





She also sent me a pokemon for my other son, but he grabbed it and ran before I got a picture. He brought it to dinner last night and left it in my mother in laws car. Spikefan, if you have a pic can you post it? If not, I can by tomorrow!

From mcook72677, I received some AWESOME soaps - and one was felted! They smell divine and I can't wait to use them!



And finally from rockmygypsysoul, I received conversation hearts and string art for my VDay mantel project! I haven't ever decorated for Valentine's Day and I wanted to this year. SO excited to get some craftster help!





Thank you ladies - you all ROCK!!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 24, 2014 12:56:25 PM
Ooooh, I need to add chocolate soap to my list - I used to use it and loved it!!  And that muffin man is SO cute!

Tex- hope you liked the v-day stuff!  You can take the string around the edge of the heart off if you want - my husband preferred it without and I liked it with so I included it but it's not attached to the rest so you can remove it if you prefer!  :)


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Post by: texscrapper on January 24, 2014 01:09:29 PM
I love it just how it is rockmygypsysoul! I really am super excite about it - can't wait to put all of the décor together!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 24, 2014 02:03:38 PM
texscrapper: I am so so excited that you finally got a muppet man for your son!  Every time I've seen noticed that on your list, I've wished that I had to skills to claim it for you.

Those conversation hearts are too cute, and I love the string art!  By the way, rockmygypsysoul, I have string art on several of my OWS wish boards.... you know, just in case you're now totally hooked on making string art. ;)

underthemountain: if the earring piece doesn't show up, I'm going to use the single as a pendant.  I rarely wear them but that is too beautiful not to wear.



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 24, 2014 02:24:09 PM
Those conversation hearts are too cute, and I love the string art!  By the way, rockmygypsysoul, I have string art on several of my OWS wish boards.... you know, just in case you're now totally hooked on making string art. ;)

I will keep that in mind; somehow our times never seem to add up  ::)  I do like it though I've only attempted simple stuff.  So far... :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on January 24, 2014 02:41:14 PM
Pretty earrings!   :)

The muffin man is so cute!   :)

The soap looks lovely!   And the conversation hearts are really cute!   :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on January 24, 2014 02:59:15 PM
OMG I was spoiled with a beautiful, so me, well made, fun Harlequin hoodie cowl by ActsofCraftiness.  It is perfect!  size color everything I am in love!!!!!!!!  All my favorite colors turquoise, red, purple, lime green  and gray!  I have a convertible red sports car so this is going to be perfect all the way into spring!!!!!!!

BF took these shots!  Today is the worst weather day we have had all year!  School was canceled, I am off for a bad weather  day and I ventured to the mailbox.  Drop dead perfect!!!!!!  I have to pick up some flooring for my son he is on his way, the bridge that crosses the bay between where he lives and here has been closed since last night just reopened around 4:15, us Texans just don't know how to drive in ice.  It has warmed enough to start melting but will refreeze tonight around 10:00 as it is barely above freezing.

Thank you so much actsofcraftiness fixing to sport this to Lowes!!!!





Still squealing with joy!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 24, 2014 03:05:11 PM
That's so gorgeous!!  Well done Acts!


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Post by: quaggy on January 24, 2014 03:08:47 PM
That's so gorgeous!!  Well done Acts!

The pictures do not do it justice!  I may try and add another shot latter of just  it!!!!  Still spinning with joy here!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 24, 2014 03:16:48 PM
Yay! I'm so glad you like it quaggy.  ;D I was so worried about the fit of it, but it looks great on you!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on January 24, 2014 03:24:03 PM
It really looks good on you, quaggy.   :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 24, 2014 03:27:18 PM
Aw, what an adorable little muffin man!  Love all the other goodies too...mmm soap!!! 
Quaggy, love, love, love you in your cowl!! Really beautiful!

Gamemom, hopefully it will show up.  :)  If not I'll try to make it again for you sometime.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 24, 2014 03:47:54 PM
Underthemountain the pencil earring are adorable, but my favorite is the balls...I have pierced ears but stopped wearing earring years ago.  I'll have to put those balls on up list if I ever go back to being girly!

Alwaysinmyroom your confession cracked me up!  It's comforting to know I'm not the only one that steals from small children with no remorse has a hard time parting with things intended as gifts.

I have a niece named Muzetta.....game over

Ooooh spikefan the muffin man is driving me crazy he's so cute!  And the lil basket of muffins, what!!  You yarnies are so talented!  It almost makes me want to pick up a crocheting habit....just trickin!

Mcook those soaps look awesome!  What exactly is felted soap?  I've seen it a few times but I'm not totally sure what it is.  I'm assuming a layer of felt on soap...that's as far as I've gotten. Does the felt slide off the soap or is it like layered inside so you have a scrubby soap to the very end?

The conversation hearts are so well done Rockmygypsysoul, look at that pretty shine!  I really really love the string art, I've been wanting to do a "create" one for my daughters art desk.  I love the heart string art!

The hooded scarf is so cute and sounds like it made it to Quaggy just in time. I'm from Texas, I still remember when it iced over decades ago when I was like 8, it was such a huge deal...my dad pulled us on tubes up and down the road, ah memories.  I know it's iced over since then but it is a rare treat in Texas to get a good snow.  I love getting all this snow since we moved to maryland, but I don't think the locals like it as much, boo. My niece lives in Louisiana and they got snow dumped on them the other day and it's a FREAK OUT, calling out of work, posting tons of snow pics, lots of laughing...love it (sorry summer fans)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: spikefan on January 24, 2014 04:17:12 PM
Glad you like the tiny amis!

Pretty earrings! Love the pencil ones.  :D

texscapper - Glad the muffin man and pokemon were a success! I've been wanting to claim you for the muffin man since you put him on your list but just never had the right time to catch you. I love how he turned out and think I'm going to make myself one with cupcakes for my kitchen. Here's the pic of the Pokemon, Oddish. And a picture I took of the muffin man holding his muffins.  :D





Those conversation hearts are too cute!

Beautiful hoodie!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 24, 2014 04:25:33 PM
Wow, you ladies are sending the greatest packages!  Love the rainbow cowl/hoodie - it looks so great on you quaggy!
The muffin man ami is adorable!! 
Always love to get handmade soap! 

I just sent my first package and my second one will be out the door in the morning!  Hoping to get a couple of more claims in before the end of the month!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on January 24, 2014 05:17:38 PM
Mcook those soaps look awesome!  What exactly is felted soap?  I've seen it a few times but I'm not totally sure what it is.  I'm assuming a layer of felt on soap...that's as far as I've gotten. Does the felt slide off the soap or is it like layered inside so you have a scrubby soap to the very end?

Thanks, Watson!
This is the first time that I have made felt soaps and I haven't used them yet.  They are suppose to be a soap/ washcloth combo.  It is a bit exfoliating due to the felt.  The felt is wrapped around the soap and none inside.  I don't think it will slip off.  My guess is it will shrink with the soap, maybe?  I really need to use a bar so I have a better understanding of how they work and feel. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on January 24, 2014 05:33:04 PM
Omg, the muffin man!? That's flipping awesome!!!! Um, I want one, k thanks!

I love that hoodie scarf! Beautiful!

Oh soap, how I love soap!

Man, this swap is awesome!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on January 24, 2014 06:05:01 PM
The felted soap is boggling my mind.  It sound neat, but what does one do with it after the soap is gone?  Do you just have a ball of felt left?  Or does the felt make the soap last longer? 

Every time someone mentions 'The muffin man"  I envision the movie Shrek where Lord Farquad is holding Gingy hostage trying to find out about the muffin man.  LOL. 

Quaggy, your hooded cowl looks so pretty.  The colors and size look great on you.  Also, I am in awe about the weather too!  Course, I'm not from this area, so this little ice is no big deal for us.  We're use to driving on roads that are completed covered in ice and snow and it doesnt melt for weeks.  But still, ice here?!  I thought we moved to place that doesn't have ice!  Our truck looked like an ice cube this morning.  And my dogs were not happy about a freezing potty break this morning.





Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: mama24boyz on January 24, 2014 06:57:27 PM
More awesomeness! And I'm so thrilled everyone likes my Loki! As for that adorable little muffin man....I thought about claiming it but I am so glad I didn't! What I was picturing was a muffin man, so a muffin that was a man, you know what I mean? Duh!  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on January 24, 2014 07:06:43 PM
More awesomeness! And I'm so thrilled everyone likes my Loki! As for that adorable little muffin man....I thought about claiming it but I am so glad I didn't! What I was picturing was a muffin man, so a muffin that was a man, you know what I mean? Duh!  :D

We would love that too mama! Since getting the little guy from spikefan, my little man has decided he needs to collect muffin men! LOL!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on January 24, 2014 07:10:50 PM
MissMoppet  welcome to your first Texas Winter!  This happens maybe once  every 5 years in this area!  Totally forget we are about an hour a part.

Here's a picture of the Hoodie by its self and it is so so warm, I may sleep with it on tonight!!!!





Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on January 24, 2014 07:20:42 PM
The felted soap is boggling my mind.  It sound neat, but what does one do with it after the soap is gone?  Do you just have a ball of felt left?  Or does the felt make the soap last longer? 

From what I have read, the felt is suppose to make the soap last longer.  And I think you would just toss the soap at the end.  


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 24, 2014 08:23:53 PM
well apparently I missed PAGES and PAGES of this gallery over the last couple of days!
The crocheted hooplas are amazing!
PFD, I absolutely LOVE that bracelet!!
AND the LOKI Ami is incredible!!

Rox, Lana is getting so grown up! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 24, 2014 08:36:29 PM
Heehee, I bet your muffin man would be adorable Mama!

Thank you Luck!  Sometimes I can't believe how fast the time has passed.  Lana is nearly as tall as me...it's scary.  Bet you feel the same about your daughter.  :)

Watson, I haven't sent your package out yet so look for a little surprise!  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on January 25, 2014 05:58:46 AM
Heehee, I bet your muffin man would be adorable Mama!

Sometimes I can't believe how fast the time has passed.  Lana is nearly as tall as me...it's scary.  Bet you feel the same about your daughter.  :)

I remember years ago you posting photos of Lana modeling her Craftster gifts.  It does seem like time is just zoomed past.  Funny you mentioned Lana being almost taller then you.  Our kiddo, was shorter then me last summer.  But by Christmas he was taller then me, wears bigger shoes and he is borrowing all of my super hero t-shirts!  My fault though, I buy them all in the mens department so he sees them as fair game for borrowing.  Pretty soon he will be giving them back to me because they wont fit him anymore.



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on January 25, 2014 06:12:34 AM
I claimed jo_mama for a cruelty-free butterfly display.  Here's what she received. 



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on January 25, 2014 06:25:39 AM
That is so pretty!!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 25, 2014 07:20:36 AM
The gallery is really exploding with awesome!

That butterfly display is beautiful!

I am very impressed with the cowl - having no yarn skills to speak of I am always in awe when I see something so lovely.

Oddish and the muffin man are adorable - I just love that he comes with a tray of muffins!

Chocolate lavender soap? Seriously?!?! I would love some of that!!! I don't suppose you make anything with grapefruit mcook72677? I don't like to eat grapefruit but I absolutely love the scent.

The colors on the conversation hearts are perfect :D They are too cute.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 25, 2014 07:50:41 AM
Heehee MissMoppet!  :) Well, she's not there yet...I'm not that short.  LOL.  She's wearing some of my "too small for me now" shirts.  It's funny and a good incentive to exercise.  :)

MW, WOW!  That is gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 25, 2014 08:34:20 AM
MissingWillow - That butterfly display is beautiful!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: muddy21 on January 25, 2014 09:18:45 AM
The butterfly display is beautiful, MissingWillow - can you tell us how you did it?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on January 25, 2014 10:03:28 AM
The butterfly display is beautiful, MissingWillow - can you tell us how you did it?

Thanks guys!  I searched for printable butterflies then adjusted the size to fit inside the shadowbox.  The antenna are flower stamens I've had in my stash forever.  I folded them then pinned and glued them in place.  The names are made up, printed in an old typewriter font and aged with ink.  Here's a closeup.



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 25, 2014 11:06:27 AM
I love the butterfly display and, especially, the made up names!  So fun!

I received from The Generous Quaggy!  Quaggy really knows how to pack a box full of fun -- and she always wraps things in pretty papers! 

I received an enormous supply of thread(!!!!), another large pile of polka dot fabric (!!!!!), and 2 beautifully executed potholders!!!!  Thank you, dear Quaggy!  You are a swap God-Dess!  :D

   


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 25, 2014 12:25:09 PM
Ladybugs and bumble bees received the fox surprise for her DS. 



It is a fox basket. I didn't realize that it was going to be so big, but I love how it turned out. I hope lbabb and her DS love it.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 25, 2014 01:26:42 PM
Underthemountain, no worries (and I'm all up for surprises)!  I can't wait to see my adorable niece in the hat.

WOW, that butterfly display is gorgeous!! 

A2K you got some serious spoilage, dang girl dang. I like the idea of using elastic for the potholder clips, I'll have to try that.   Loooook at all that thread and fabric....we are all swooning I'm sure.  I'm really trying my best to clean out my stash, I've got such a random pile though, mostly from when I first started sewing and wasn't really sure what style fabrics I liked. I would never turn down a pile of polka dots though, I love that type of fabric that goes with anything....lucky lucky!

Deathbeforedishes I must have that fox basket, I just must have it, how adorable. I know I've seen it before but I need to make sure it's in my Craftster pinterest board :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 25, 2014 01:36:32 PM
Great sewing Quaggy and the fox is to die for!! 

Watson, neither can I!  I bet she'll rock it!  :)  I'm crafting like a madwoman here so that I can mail out all of my claims on Monday.  I'm trying to mail off all my claims at once since I do it on my way to work.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Discussion
Post by: rscowtown on January 25, 2014 01:49:06 PM
Averia our prayers are with you all in Maryland. My cousin lives out there, i messaged her to see how close she is to the mall.



am posting pix of a claim just received from KittyKill, 2 lovely hooplas of doxies in cross stitch :)



Here is a close up



Thanks so much Pam!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2014 03:30:29 PM
too many goodies!  Love the fox basket...

Homemade soaps are great!  The felting actually lathers so nicely and acts like a little scrubber as well...I have no idea what is left as I have yet to use up one...they do seem to last forever!

That colorful cowl is wonderful!  I love all the colors and how lush and warm it looks!

I am very envious of the dots fabric...holy cow..quaggy, you seem to give a lot away but still have more?  Your fabric must multiply in your closet or stash area!

Love the cute potholders as well.

BRB--I need to look back at what I missed....

I adore the butterfly display...ha ha how fun to make up "scientific" names...

The muffin man is also cute...I love the picture of him holding his tray of muffins...

The wood hearts look just like those Valentine candies...the colors are perfect and matte...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 25, 2014 03:47:14 PM
Got wonderful, WONDERFUL goodies today!!!  Alas, I have promised the husband that we will have a little at-home date night tonight (since otherwise I'm pretty much having a crafting blitz this weekend) and it's time to pick up the pizza and settle in - I actually got him to agree to watching Les Mis with me  :D

But I will post my wonderful goodies later and I may actually be ready to mail out 2/3 of my claims on Monday as well  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 25, 2014 04:13:13 PM
More polka dots?  Are you serious?  I need a stash of polka dots, and I love both of those potholders.

The fox basket is really cute.  I just can't imagine having yarn skills like that.

I am in serious; and I mean serious, need of a cruelty-free butterfly display!  While we're at it, I need any cruelty free insect/spider/creepy crawly display that anyone could imagine.  That is definitely going on my list and being pinned immediately!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 25, 2014 04:13:59 PM
I got some happy mail today!  ;D

Averia made this cute fabric scrap memory game. I love the Care Bears. :)


Breegy made this beautiful chunky cowl. It'll be a gift for my sister, and I know she is going to love it. It smells good too. :)



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: spikefan on January 25, 2014 04:23:45 PM
That butterfly display is so cool!

Pretty potholders!

Love the fox basket!

Great cowl!

Cute fabric memory game!

Here are pictures of what I sent LadybugsAndBumblebees since she can't post pics. I made her some apple cozies, earrings based on some on her pinterest and also sent some appliques.






Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2014 04:42:44 PM
Who knew I needed an apple cozie!  

Also, I love that fabric memory game...stealing that for my list.

the cowl looks nice and warm...I love the big chunky knits!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 25, 2014 04:50:21 PM
Ooh, those apple cozies are great!!  So is the matching game!  My niece loves the Care Bears too!  :)  Love the cowl.  I'm in a cowl mood these days and I'm hoping to make a simple one sometime soon. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 25, 2014 04:51:58 PM
I understand the jealousy over all my polkadots, you guys!  I was so humbled by quaggy's generous package!  

Love the fox basket, apple cozies, memory game (I hate that game -- I always lose -- a preschooler can beat me!) and the cowl.  I may, in fact, need a cowl . . .


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Discussion
Post by: A2K on January 25, 2014 04:53:22 PM
I LOVE those doxies and I'm a jack russell girl!  Awesome embroidery! 



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 25, 2014 04:56:48 PM
Ahhhh the fabric memory cards are so bright and cute!  I'm going to get started on actsofcraftiness's second set soon.  

The cowl looks super snuggly!  I rocked my hooded one from mama24boyz today and got lots of compliments :)

Ok those apple cozies are cracking me up, I love love love the red one, would make awesome teacher gifts!  And now the dippy question...are they actually made to snuggle apples?  Whatever the purpose, I just need a handful of those I think

I received 2 beautiful light and airy blue and white (I know your ears perked up Averia) Christmas themed pillow covers from deathbeforedishes. They are so soft and fit my pillows perfectly.  I love the lil trees and bead toppers.  I love them!

**as I'm previewing the pics they look a little muddled, so I'll take better pics tomorrow in the daylight and replace these**

 


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Post by: littlefawnpug on January 25, 2014 05:19:58 PM
I love all that polka dot fabric!  What a great haul!  I am totally drooling over your stash!

The fake butterfly display case is pretty awesome.  The old looking name tags are a great idea and flower stame for the antennas!  Thats a great idea.

Oh what a cute fox basket.  I seen a rabbit one online that cute, but i never would of thought of a fox one.  I think i need some to put crafty supplies organized in.


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Post by: A2K on January 25, 2014 05:29:58 PM
Nice pillows covers!  Love the colors and the hand stitching around the trees.


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Post by: kittykill on January 26, 2014 07:41:58 AM
I LOVE those doxies and I'm a jack russell girl!  Awesome embroidery! 



Thanks! I am a JRT girl too but these guys were too cute not to stitch up. Let's hear it for the Jacks!  :D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2014 08:01:37 AM
I love the berets on the doxies!  They are too cute!!!  Beautiful stitching job...just out of curiosity...how long does it take to make one of those...I mean, it would take me a year probably... ;D


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Post by: JillHogan on January 26, 2014 11:04:59 AM
MissingWillow, that butterfly display is so fantastic and clever!


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Post by: Averia on January 26, 2014 01:18:54 PM
Blue and white pillow covers? Where? Where? Oooh, those are lovely.

I love the apple cozy with the leaf - too cute!

I sure could have used a warm looking cowl like that today!  hmm, i may even have one in a box that i got from a swap a long time ago and put away thinking I would pull it out for trips back home to buffalo. It isn't usually that cold around here... but went for a long walk around a scenic lake today in 24 F temps... could really have used that cowl.

Those doxies must have taken some time to stitch! I can't believe you got two done so quickly - not sure I could get one done in 2 weeks.

The fox basket is awesome! I don't suppose anyone could modify the design to be more wolf like? My Tori would love anything wolfy

Please check the beginning of the claims thread to see if we have your claims marked correctly - we have gotten two notices of received without having gotten the sends (sometimes the system seems to hiccup and loses a message here and there)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2014 01:45:42 PM
oh what pretty pillows!  I love the textures...and the green fabric looks like it has holiday ornaments on it but they are flowers!  What is the fabric with the pleats?  Did you pleat the fabric or does it come that way?  beautiful stitching!


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Post by: JillHogan on January 26, 2014 04:59:43 PM
Alwaysinmyroom made me my first pair of handmade socks.  I'm sitting here enjoying cozy feet at this moment.  Honestly, I adore them.  She made them stretchy for my big feet :)  And I love the cables.  Thanks a billion, alwaysinmyroom!





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Post by: kittykill on January 26, 2014 05:08:29 PM
I love the berets on the doxies!  They are too cute!!!  Beautiful stitching job...just out of curiosity...how long does it take to make one of those...I mean, it would take me a year probably... ;D

I am slower at cross stitch than I am at embroidery. These guys took a couple days a piece. I would stitch a couple hours a night.

Thanks everyone!

Those socks are wonderful and that pillow is beautiful.


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Post by: underthemountain on January 26, 2014 06:03:09 PM
Love the doxies and the pillows, and OMG those socks are awesome!! 


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Post by: MissingWillow on January 26, 2014 06:32:33 PM
Those socks are amazing and I'm in love with the doxies.  :)


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Post by: Averia on January 26, 2014 06:39:07 PM
Lovely socks! Great colors!


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Post by: texscrapper on January 26, 2014 07:01:47 PM
Those socks are amazing!


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 26, 2014 08:16:40 PM
OMG SOCK LOVE!! Those are awesome. I love cable knits so much.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2014 09:59:49 PM
oh Jill, I am so glad they fit!  Those are actually mock cables...easy peasy but they look complicated and do take a bit of counting and concentration! ;D  They are my favorite sock since they seem to fit anybody by just making a couple of adjustments...

So glad you like pink...the yarn was in my stash and is just so pretty...



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Post by: A2K on January 27, 2014 02:57:05 AM
A pair of homemade socks is a generous wish fulfillment!  Really nice knitting job, alwaysinmyroom!    Now that you have a pair of homemade socks, Jill, you'll want more!  :D


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 27, 2014 10:11:35 AM
Okay, I've got a couple of pictures of things you will all be very jealous over  ;D

Christmas fabric!!!  I am planning on creating a set of patchwork-style stockings for many of my family members this Christmas (which is a Very Big Deal since I DO NOT sew) so I asked for some fabric and holy crap did quaggy deliver!!

You may not be able to tell but there are so many gorgeous and fun patterns and images and there's even a pattern for a tree skirt and corresponding stockings so someone's getting a bonus this year  :D

These were my very favorites and I am giving serious thought to keeping the light blue and silver piece for ME


Quaggy also claimed me for a pillow form (which I forgot to bring downstairs to photograph but it's not covered yet so I think we all know what a pillow form looks like  :D) AND she claimed me for some crayon rolls:

All rolled up-
Unrolled- I haven't switched out the crayons yet for my oil pastels but I did put my charcoal and stippling tools into the other one!


QUAGGY ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF and I apologize for being so delayed with pics - it was definitely not a reflection of how much I love my stuff!!

Now I ALSO received my package from texscrapper!!!  She "attempted" a bathing towel (theoretically used for babies but used for puppies in our home!) and nailed it PERFECTLY.  It is super wide and long (and my husband and I are quite large) and she made it in nice gender-neutral colors (my husband would've dealt with it if it wasn't but I know he'll prefer this to something pinkish or purple   ;))

Now that we have one, we may need another - the hubs bathes the puppies and then when they escape in terror, they come straight to me so we may each need one  :D

Yay quaggy and texscrapper - you guys are AWESOME.


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Post by: jo_mama on January 27, 2014 10:38:07 AM
i received 2 amazing packages this swap and i'm so excited to show them off . . .

first, a while ago i got this surprise package from missingwillow.  i asked for any crafty surprise relating to some of my favorite shows/books, and she totally came through.  not only did she fulfill a crafty want (i've wanted a faux butterfly taxidermy box for a long time) but it's also a sneaky reference to breaking bad.  honestly, it took me a while to figure some of them out, but it's completely perfect.

my husband loves it, too.  it's going to be great in our fake hunting lodge.

next, frosty772 claimed me/my daughter for some fun pillow cases.  they just came today and they are adorable!  you can't buy cuteness like this at the store.  georgia will be thrilled, and they will go smashingly in her room. 


thank you ladies!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2014 11:05:58 AM
oh my...butterflies named for my all time favorite tv show!!!  That is just absolutely wonderful!

Love the roll ups and the fabrics--that is a lot of stockings!

The bath towel for pups really intrigues me...I am soaked by the time my lab is done with his bath...he shakes off his weight in water...and he weights 98 pounds!


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Post by: Watsonc7 on January 27, 2014 01:18:34 PM
Somehow I missed the dachshund hoop...but I didn't miss all the complements, so I backpedaled....ohhhh they are adorable!  I had a long haired dachshund for years, she ended up with cancer (I never knew until then that dogs could get cancer, it was so odd and of course painful). We waited almost 4 years before we decided to adopt another dog and now we have our hilarious chihuahua...but I'm totally on the hunt for another long haired dachshund to add to the family :)

The socks look so comfy and it's cracking me up that you still have your Christmas tree up Jill...I'm not judging, I would have our tree up still if it hadn't died a few weeks ago...but the lights stay up at least til spring!

I love the birds pillowcase, so cute

Ahhh Christmas fabric...i love the Santa fabric especially. That's a load of fabric!



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Post by: kittykill on January 27, 2014 02:18:20 PM
That fabric is to die for and I really think I need a towel for my pups.

Those butterflies are RAD!

Thanks everyone for the compliments.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 27, 2014 02:53:36 PM

The socks look so comfy and it's cracking me up that you still have your Christmas tree up Jill...I'm not judging, I would have our tree up still if it hadn't died a few weeks ago...but the lights stay up at least til spring!


Haha!  I did not want to take it down at all this year, so I decided not to.  It's a Winter Tree right now.  I'm going to change the lights and decorations for different holidays, so I can always have the sparkliness. 


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Post by: underthemountain on January 27, 2014 03:22:26 PM
Great fabric goodies!!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 27, 2014 03:56:06 PM
Received my AMAZING package from rcowstown!!  Enough for WAY WAY WAY more than one claim - it's ridiculous!!

As anyone who has seen my wishlist knows, I LOVE pillows.  Especially now that we have a new couch (an actual *new* couch, not just new to us  :D) and we're in a new apartment so we have a new color scheme in our living area.  Our couch and loveseat are green and the walls are a pretty gray-blue so our palette includes lots of blue and we need some blue and white and gray in our pillows so that it ties the green in with everything else.

That was a lot of random nonsense no one needed to know  :D  Suffice it to say these are PERFECT for what I wanted!!!


Aren't they gorgeous?!  She also sent me wonderful paintbrushes (which I forgot to shoot, sorry!)!!

AWESOME package and totally brought my craptastic day make a total turnaround!!


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Post by: gamemom42 on January 27, 2014 04:29:00 PM
I love those beautiful socks!  I have a pair on the way in another swap and I can't wait to get mine. 

I absolutely must have a dog bath apron for my daughter!  That will be going on my list pronto!

This gallery is so much fun!  It's like going to a wonderful craft fair and browsing up and down the aisles without ever getting off my cold butt (normally I would say lazy butt but I'm just so cold these days).


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Post by: quaggy on January 27, 2014 04:35:59 PM
Here are the dryer balls that Pixieval sent.  They have canceled school hear tomorrow woo hoo so I am fixing to start a load of towels and try these babies out!  Love all the colors, not that my dryer will know the difference but I do!!!!



Thank you Pixieval!!!!! Theses are awesome and I have wanted some forever!!!!!!


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Post by: jillybeans on January 27, 2014 05:04:32 PM
Oh man, so many awesome things in here lately!!! The butterfly art is beautiful! All the pillows are so wonderful! And Omg, I need those socks, always! They are so stinking beautiful!

I received an awesome hanging car seat blanket from watsonc7, though I just haven't found time to get it photographed and posted, though I did get to use it this weekend and it worked great! I promise to get a picture up soon!


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Post by: Averia on January 27, 2014 06:30:44 PM
I received some more crocheted loveliness for my new hoopla wall! These are from PixieVal - Thank you!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on January 27, 2014 06:43:18 PM
Quaggy-let me know how those dryer balls work.  I am curious.


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Post by: Breegy on January 27, 2014 07:49:18 PM
I received from Grab a Coffee today! She seriously, seriously, spoiled me. She sent so much jewelry, I never thought it would end! (not that I wanted it to, anyway ^_^)

Sorry in advance for the weird way I displayed the earrings, there were so many that I stole my DD's really tacky shoe that she uses for rings and utilized it for the pictures. haha.

6 rings! (some of them were immediately confiscated from me. -_-)


SOOOO many earrings!



Earrings with interchangable stone beads! (I LOVE the turquoise ones)


And three necklaces!
One straight from my pinterest, one with my DD's birthstone color, and one in Grab a coffee's style!



Seriously, seriously spoiled! I will never have to buy jewelry again! haha Thanks so much, Grab a Coffee!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Grab a coffee on January 28, 2014 02:29:59 AM
I am happy that you liked them - and event the package arrived safely. I wasn't sure... and I was thinking about sending a jewelry holder to you too, but it wasn't arrive in time - just got it today... so, maybe next time :)) Just keep your pinterest growing :)))
My pictures:



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 28, 2014 05:07:29 AM
Beautiful dryer balls!  I don't know if I could bring myself to use them...they are just so pretty!!
Love the hoops.  You have to do a shot of your entire collection Ave!
Wowsa to all the jewelry!  I esp love the wire wrapped pendant!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2014 06:15:47 AM
I love the dryer balls that batgirl made for me...however, my big lab loves them more and steals them so I only have two left! ;D...they work by fluffing up the clothes and are best with things like towels--they seem to dry much faster...

Beautiful colors!!!

Averia..is blue your favorite color? ha ha Pixieval...those are quite lovely --how do you pick designs to put in a hoop?  I would like to try this...

Grab A Coffee--whoa- serious jewelry making skills!  I love the yellow and turquoise ones the most...such happy colors!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 28, 2014 06:45:32 AM
Fun earrings! 
I've been meaning to make myself a whole bunch of polyclay studs.  They're so handy when you can't figure out what to wear.


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Post by: kittykill on January 28, 2014 07:56:28 AM
Wow! Awesome stuff! That pillow is great! The crochet and jewels are so pretty!



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Post by: lindyv321 on January 28, 2014 09:49:10 AM
Whew I had a ton of pages to catch up on after being MIA for a few days!  I LOVE that butterfly display! I think I need to add dryer balls to my list, and that flower pillow is so cute!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on January 28, 2014 10:36:36 AM
Okay, I went ahead and looked in my little yarn stash.  I personally do not buy any yarn if it cant be machine washed and machine dried.  I have 2 dogs that shed like crazy, so in order to de-fur things I have to be able to put things in the washer and dryer.  But, with that being said, I did have one skein of wool yarn.  I thought I had received some as a gift, but I wasn't for sure if I donated it to the Salvation Army or not.  Anyways, sure enough in the bottom of the basket was the wool yarn.  So, I think I might try making some dryer balls with it.  If it helps speed up drying time, that would save on our electric bill and if it fluffs towels that a double bonus.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 28, 2014 10:39:04 AM
What great stuff!  I love the interchangeable earrings! 
And socks!!  Fabulous! I love socks and those looks so cozy!

I received 2 great packages myself, but I still have to get the pictures uploaded - I will get that done today (sorry to my partners for the delay).

I have been wanting to make another claim but my skillset is just not matching what people are looking for.


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Post by: MissingWillow on January 28, 2014 11:15:10 AM
I received the most fantastic storage pincushion from A2K!  I am constantly searching for one of the two pincushions I already own.  This one's big enough for me not to misplace (I hope) and will hold other sewing needs readily at hand.  She also included some towels that I have machine embroidery plans for...



Pure awesomeness is this little sheep pin she picked up at her local quilt shop.  I am in love with my package, thank you so much, Tonya!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 28, 2014 11:25:47 AM
I received dryer balls a couple of years ago and I have yet to use them!  They are just way too pretty.

Grab a coffee always goes so over and beyond.  It looks like you pulled a jewelry heist!  I especially love the triangle studs.

Tonya, that storage pincushion is so nicely done (as is everything you make).  The little sheep is the perfect touch.


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 28, 2014 12:02:54 PM
What great stuff!  I love the interchangeable earrings! 
And socks!!  Fabulous! I love socks and those looks so cozy!

I received 2 great packages myself, but I still have to get the pictures uploaded - I will get that done today (sorry to my partners for the delay).

I have been wanting to make another claim but my skillset is just not matching what people are looking for.

I know some of your awesome stuff (purses and bags galore - I can certainly add some of that to my list!!); what do you best like to make?  What do other people enjoy making?  I know there are definitely things I could add to my list that are within everyone's skillset, I think sometimes (at least for me!) I don't always know what people LIKE to make (and are therefore more likely to claim)??


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 28, 2014 12:32:13 PM
I like to make jewelry and embroider.  I was going to claim you for a hoopla for you and your hubby at one point but I needed to get caught up in some other swaps first.  Maybe next round :)  Another thing that helps me is a visual of something someone likes. 


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Post by: kittykill on January 28, 2014 12:39:06 PM
Oh my goodness! That little sheep is to die for.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 28, 2014 12:47:03 PM
I like to make jewelry and I can sew most things. I do have an embroidery machine, so I can add embroidery designs.  I do like to make hooplas. I can knit but that may take me longer than the 2 weeks :)  I can crochet slippers but not amis. 
Like Lindy, I like to see examples of what people are looking for.

I think mostly I just keep missing the people that have things I could claim :)  I'll just be patient!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2014 01:43:13 PM
It is hard to beat some of these people to a claim! ;D

I just want to make what I am in the mood for each round...and some things, I just have no clue what they are so I don't even want to try!  I made one crochet little animal only it turned out HUGE...so I don't pick those...and I suck at embroidery...but I do knit fast and I have tons of yarn...so keep those knitty things on your lists!

I love that pincushion...I use almost all of mine...they are in every room and some have special purposes...like holding quilting pins, stabbing pins, knitting pins, etc. I love the center of that one...more stuff to hold!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 28, 2014 01:59:54 PM
I have a ton of knit goodies on my pinterest..  I so want a pair of knit socks and fingerless gloves even though it seems winter passed us by this year.  Hopefully this isn't an indication of what summer has in store for us Phoenicians....


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 28, 2014 02:05:50 PM
Lindy, you must be the only place in the country that didn't have winter this year!  Even in Austin, we are having our second "snow day" of the year - both in the past week.  Of course, most people would laugh at what weather shuts down the city!

AIMR, yea, I think that's probably it - i just want to make what I'm in the mood for - and what I'm good at.  I did just claim underthemountain - I haven't embroidered on clothing in a while, so I'll give it a go!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 28, 2014 02:07:43 PM
Not sure that I would want to be in the middle of the polar vortex but I enjoy the cool weather when I can wear boots, mittens, hats, etc.  Not complaining by any means but I was excited for colder temps and  it just didn't happen this year....

I am nervous about trying new things in this swap since we only have a two week period to craft.  I am afraid if I try something new and screw it up or don't do it well that my partner will be disappointed.  I have had that happen in the past so now I limit myself to things I know I do well.


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Post by: luckdragon on January 28, 2014 02:21:10 PM
Back to gallery stuffs!

Watsonc7 made my daughter this cute, Doctor Who inspired car trash bag!  She thinks it is super cute!  I love the doctor quotes on it


and these steampunky, hardware parts for my crafting!  hmmm, what to play with first??



and from A2K, one of her fabulous organizer pincushions!  It's going to be so handy!  Plus a lovely piece of fabric!


Thanks ladies!!


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Post by: underthemountain on January 28, 2014 07:17:02 PM
Lovely goodies.  I am really loving those organizer pincushions!  :)


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 28, 2014 08:24:10 PM
I (obviously) enjoy jewelry claims since it's my "best" skill. But I'm usually open to random things like decoupage or re-purpose projects and such. Just depends on materials costs and time really. Somethings are less feasible in this kind of quickie swap that maybe I could do in a longer/bigger one.

We haven't had any snow down here in Florida either. Then again, we NEVER do. LOL We did get down just barely to freezing in my area and below freezing just slightly north of me for one night and close to freezing a handful of others. Today was 74F and tomorrow's going to be 59F for a high but by the weekend, it's likely to be back up near 80F again!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: mama24boyz on January 28, 2014 08:38:42 PM
Rox!! I'm horrible! Underthemountain sent me a beautiful heart pendant necklace, but she also included a little one for Daysie! Daysie is absolutely thrilled about it, it's her first real jewellery!!  She even takes it to bed with her (don't worry, I told her she can't wear it to bed so she holds it until she falls asleep then I put it on the dresser). Then, yes then, she also sent me a beautiful chainmaille bracelet in all the colours of my kids birthstones!!!  I will get pics up tomorrow, I'm horrible.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 29, 2014 01:52:29 AM
Mama, no worries at all.  I'd offer to post a pic, but unfortunately I only took a group shot.  Anyhow I love to see what the jewelry looks like when the person is wearing it so I am always grateful for action shots!  :) 

I too love making jewelry.  I can do a little bit of other crafts, but jewelry is the most fun for me!  I am planning to start trying out some new techniques soon (copper plating/copper etching).  Thank you all for your inspirational pins!  You gals rock!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 29, 2014 05:45:20 AM
another beautiful pincushion!  I love black and white!

That Tardis bag is so fun!  How is the Tardis done?  is it printed and then appliqued on?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Grab a coffee on January 29, 2014 08:33:48 AM
That pincushion is soo cool, I really like the black-and-white design, that is simply my style.
I had some bad days (funeral, illness, wrangling...), so I am trying to make some escape from life, and do some crafting again. My last claim was like a de-stash thing (yes, if you write 'any jewelry', you'll get a huge amount of things... - even if you give me a color, or something :)), I only made some ornaments... so I am looking for my - probably - last claim this round. I'm going to check the main forum in a sec.
About what I like to do... mainly jewelries, but I love to make anything with felt (generally wool felt), and I've started my journey with wire too. I made some crocheted things too, but that takes ages, so only small things could I offer, like jewelries, or smaller block for an afghan, etc...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 29, 2014 09:23:08 AM
another beautiful pincushion!  I love black and white!

That Tardis bag is so fun!  How is the Tardis done?  is it printed and then appliqued on?

Yes, it looks like the tardis and the quotes were printed on the fabric and then appliqued on.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 29, 2014 09:53:55 AM
another beautiful pincushion!  I love black and white!

That Tardis bag is so fun!  How is the Tardis done?  is it printed and then appliqued on?

Yes, it looks like the tardis and the quotes were printed on the fabric and then appliqued on.  :)

I actually got the Tardis fabric from Spoonflower, cut a tardis off it and appliquéd it on. The words are actually stamped on (fabric ink) the white fabric, stamping on fabric is my recent obsession :)
Glad she liked it!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 29, 2014 10:00:50 AM
Very nice...I love Tardis things but I don't want to embroider or paint... ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 29, 2014 12:12:50 PM
I must find the Tardis fabric on Spoonflower!  I love it!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 29, 2014 01:34:34 PM
another beautiful pincushion!  I love black and white!

That Tardis bag is so fun!  How is the Tardis done?  is it printed and then appliqued on?

Yes, it looks like the tardis and the quotes were printed on the fabric and then appliqued on.  :)

I actually got the Tardis fabric from Spoonflower, cut a tardis off it and appliquéd it on. The words are actually stamped on (fabric ink) the white fabric, stamping on fabric is my recent obsession :)
Glad she liked it!

OH! I had thought it was that printable fabric (I love that stuff).  Your stamping is really good!  Again, thought it was printed! I just ordered some tardis fabric from spoonflower, but a damask print.  I can't wait to get it! :)
Thanks again!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 30, 2014 05:23:53 AM
I just got two awesome claims in

First, UnderTheMountain claimed me for a Yoda hat for my niece...yeee!  She sent me a surprise set of ball earrings that I had cooed all over!!  I'm mailing the hat off to my niece today so I'll hopefully be able to post an action shot soon. I haven't wore earrings in years but I just loved the ball earrings UTD had made for someone else.  I tried for a second to put them on but I didn't want to struggle with it and mess up my ears so I'm going to use my daughters starter earrings to ease my ears into wearing earrings again, because these are just too adorable and I love how light they are. Thanks so much UTM!


Next, luckdragon claimed me for something Dr Who woop woop.  She sent me the coolest pouch-purse, not sure what to call it but I use to have one this size that I would take into DC with me when we were dragged around for the millionth time to show everyone the sights :). She embroidered a Tardis on it, I totally need to look into an embroidery machine the next time I buy a new sewing machine.  It's got a front zip pocket and also an open pocket in the back, so much storage in such a small lil package.  Ok ok and the charms are killing me, there's a lil converse shoe (for my fav 10th doctor) and on the wrist lanyard there's a Tardis!  So in addition to the awesome purse and lanyard, she also sent some fabric that I really really like!  Awesome package, love it all!  Thanks so much LuckDragon!

Here's the back with the open pocket


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 30, 2014 05:28:56 AM
I have a "future grandbabies" trunk that is being slowly filled with Craftster-made goodness.  I simply must have a Yoda hat in that trunk!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 30, 2014 05:38:21 AM
Wow, fabulous Dr. Who goodies!!  I really love the little details!!  Great charms too!

Glad you want to rock those earrings Watson.  I only started wearing my earrings again a couple of years ago and even now I don't wear them enough that I can get them in esp in 1 ear so easily.  Hang in there.

Heehee, I'd love to make you a yoda hat Gamemom!  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 06:37:56 AM
Forget the grandbabies!  I want a yoda hat! ;D...so cute, UTM

and luckdragon really rocks the Dr. Who!  That is a wonderful small bag that is definitely bigger on the inside! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 30, 2014 06:51:52 AM
I've seriously have gotten the greatest stuff this round.  (AND I have kittykill hoopla on the way!)  I feel super spoiled.

Rockmygypsysoul sent me these paintings of my cats.  I can't even tell you how life-like they are.  Actually, I can.  I'll attach a picture or two. I can't wait to find frames for them so they can go right up on my wall.  I had a really hard time getting good photos of them, so I apologize about that.

First up, George:



And Sumner:



I know.  Amazing, right?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on January 30, 2014 07:01:44 AM
Wow, those are amazing!  They need a thread all their own.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 07:01:56 AM
Pretty amazing!  Are they water color?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 30, 2014 07:05:04 AM
I'm pretty sure they're acrylic?  Rockymygypsysoul?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 07:08:05 AM
They do deserve their own thread so we can know how they are done and for all to see!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 30, 2014 07:09:11 AM
Agreed. Rockmygypsysoul said she forgot to take pictures, so feel free to use mine (despite the cans holding them down), gypsy, if you want to give them their own thread.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on January 30, 2014 07:37:57 AM
The yoda had is awesome.  And he detail in those cat paintings are amazing.  Im not a cat person, but those paintings are seriously awesome.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 30, 2014 08:04:02 AM
I've never been much of a jewelry wearer but when I see stuff I like I will totally collect it for that day when I finally girl it up...and the earrings are so awesome, so I will be rocking those very soon!

(Thump on my head) how in the world did I forget the whole "bigger on the inside"?!  That's the best way to describe the tardis pouch, love it

I love the cat paintings, ohhhhh!  I definitely need some more Rockmygypsysoul art. I'm getting a watercolor from her in the SSS and I can't wait!  There are so many craftsters that I'm becoming a huge fan of, I just want to collect anything I can from them, I need to edit my list next chance I get


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 30, 2014 08:19:16 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE those paintings!  Wow!  I hope you do put them in their own thread because they ROCK!

And, I also want a yoda hat!  Who wouldn't?? 

Watson, I'm glad you like the purse - I like a size that just fits a cell phone, keys, ID, and $$ for running around :)



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 30, 2014 08:31:19 AM
Wow!  Fantastic paintings Rockmygypsysoul!!  A long time ago Phizzy did one like that of Lana when she was about 4 years old.  :)  I need an updated one! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 30, 2014 08:33:13 AM
I received an awesome envelope full of feltie goodness from grabacoffee today! Her stitching and beadwork are nothing short of perfection! Prepare to be awestruck!  

She made three brooches from my pinterest --



Total gorgeousness, right?

AND, she made 4 brooches in her own style --



I LOVE these!  The leaves are my favorite -- I love the white bead work and the button on the pink one and the beautiful sunburst of the green and yellow.  You made my day, grabacoffee!  These will spice up my wardrobe as we wait for spring!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 30, 2014 08:35:22 AM
Loving all the recent goodies and join the crowd in a hearty "you rock" on those paintings.  Nicely done!

The tardis pouch is just the right size for shopping when you don't want to carry a bunch of stuff with you!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 30, 2014 08:46:11 AM
LOVE those brooches, grabacoffee.  I've been wanting something like that for awhile.  Great job!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: kittykill on January 30, 2014 09:28:58 AM
Holy hell on a poptart! Such awesome crafty goodness! WOW! Blown away!

I received from both UndertheMountain and Luckdragon. I will take pictures tonight. Thank you so much ladies! You totally spoiled me!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 30, 2014 09:30:58 AM
Zowza, those brooches are amazing.  It's funny how this swap makes you want things that you never realized you wanted. 

Kittykill, you rock!  It's always a pleasure crafting for you!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on January 30, 2014 10:10:55 AM
Holy hell on a poptart!

I think I found my new favorite interjection (? - my schoolhouse rock may not be what it should be :) ).

Those brooches are fabulous! I agree, I keep seeing things I need that I didn't know I needed!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 10:14:31 AM
lol joining in the crowd of seeing stuff I never knew I needed!

I need that Tardis pouch and I need some gorgeous felt brooches...and...a ton of other things...those cute ball earrings remind me of yarn...need those...;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: spikefan on January 30, 2014 10:38:08 AM
So many awesome things, I especially love the Tardis bags. I've received some awesome claims as well this week.

First from phoenixfiredesigns, she sent me one of her beautiful Tree of Life necklaces. Love it! I don't wear jewelry but they are so pretty and I have been wanting one of these to display. Thanks PFD!



Next from texscrapper, she claimed me for some hand towels in one of my geeky themes and made me a set of Avengers hand towels! Love them! Thanks texscrapper!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 11:04:01 AM
I love that moon TOL...it is very subtle and beautiful!

What fun towels!  I should make some towels look nicer for our guest bath...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 30, 2014 12:08:16 PM
Hadn't checked this thread since yesterday and had no idea there was such fuss!   :D

I feel totally wrong saying this but it's a total cheat on art!  I will, however, be claiming underthemountain for one of Lana so I will be sure to take in-progress pictures and do its own post so you can all see how easily you, too, can cheat and pretend something is art  :D

Oh and yes - they were acrylics.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 30, 2014 12:11:35 PM
Happy Dance time!!  :)  Thanks so much for claiming me for a portrait of Lana RMGS!!  :)  Ack, now I have to figure out which pic of Lana I want to immortalize.  :)  Thanks so much!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 12:30:06 PM
Call you what you want...it makes the subject look wonderful and would look great on the wall...your secret is safe with us...as long as you share... ha ha.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 30, 2014 03:44:54 PM
Awesome hand towels!  So neat.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on January 30, 2014 05:31:35 PM
Wosers the gallery has exploded.  I need to start pinning and redoing my list for next round.

Spikefan claimed me for sock monkey cozies..  Boy did she delivery 5  yes 5 and I am loving the gray!  Just love these guys and my sister will be totally surprised when I give them to her!!!!




I also was sent 2 skeins of DMC and some fantastic buttons and charms!!!!!


Loving these beads a necklace for me I see in my future!



 

Thank you spikefan you rock!!!!!




Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on January 30, 2014 05:39:17 PM
Earlier this week, I received a package from ArtsofCraftiness - a super cute pincushion! I have gotten a few of these in OWS that I have used as gifts, but this one is finally mine! She also send some beautiful decorative pins!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 30, 2014 06:26:35 PM
It's really hard to keep up with this gallery.

Loving the Avengers towels. 

The tree of life is, as always, beautiful.

I'm not usually a huge fan of the "enter your pin" pincushions, but I really like that one.  The color combos and fabrics are just perfect.

The sock monkey cozies are adorable.

And if I forgot anything, it's not because it isn't wonderful, it's just too much to keep up with!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 30, 2014 06:48:11 PM
Love the sock monkey cozies and that cute pincushion!!  I'd be jealous, but I received awesomeness in the mail today too!  Lookie what Spikefan sent us! An awesome skull scarf!  Little miss somebody wanted to steal it from me, normally I'd let her have it, but I love this so much that I just couldn't let this go so we're sharing.  :)


Thanks so much Spikefan!! We love it!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on January 30, 2014 07:22:01 PM
Rockmygypsysoul-oh, that would be fantastic if you did the tutorial on how you do those paintings.  I would love to learn so I could paint potraits of my two dogs.

Oh my gosh!  Those Avenger towels are freaking awesome!  I think dear hubby and kiddo would also love them. 



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on January 30, 2014 07:58:10 PM
im gonna put on a bib im drooling so much over the totally awesome goodies on here, and now that im done laughing over the "holy hell on a poptart" comment and having to repeat it to hubby who said "what are you laughing at now?" TMI WARNING!!! (dd just texted she upchucked and grandson rushed to her said saying he wanted to look at it so i was laughing at that first) ok back on track.

love love love all the goodies! and i want a yoda hat too and OMGOSH YES!! tutorial please on how you did the cat paintings!!!

and here's one so you all can laugh at me, i had no clue, i mean NONE that there was a separate gallery and discussion for this round. yes i live in a cave, in the polar vortex. and it snowed again today. i think we might get one day in july where its above zero and then we can break out the snowblowers again.

im going to bed, to pin for a while and drool over the cool stuff you all have on yer boards for the next round. happy sleepy all!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on January 30, 2014 09:31:11 PM
I totally need super hero towels for my guy. Captain America or even better, Green Lantern. He'd go crazy for that. LOL I must remember to add that to my list.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: zadok on January 31, 2014 05:26:15 AM
I am very late posting pics but Jillybeans sent me two t-shirts that I couldn't help but wear immediately & then have to wait 'till they came back from the wash to get pics of. :p They are both geektastic! XD The Crit one made my boss laugh. lol



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 31, 2014 05:44:36 AM
Cute t's!!  I like the Crit one, too!

That skull scarf is on my list to try...it looks great...I think Lana should get to keep it! ;D

I adore the PIN pincushion...it is really beautifully done!

I never heard of sock monkey cozies!  They are really cute...I bet I could find a bunch of nieces and nephews that would love those, so they need to go on my list for next round!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 31, 2014 05:46:52 AM
Those are fab tees!!   Really like the crit one!  :)

Always, I thought you were my friend?!  LOL.   Can't wait to see your scarf.  I wish I had the skills to crochet one....maybe I should try? 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 31, 2014 06:07:28 AM
I understand that the skull scarf is really easy to do...I plan on modifying it a bit, alternating the skulls so that it looks more like a flower  until someone really looks...I like the surprised look...I see that you still have the DNA scarf on your list...you will soon be able to tackle that one yourself...your own knitting is going fabulously!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: kittykill on January 31, 2014 08:03:18 AM
AGGGGGHHHHH! Crafty overload! So many awesome goodies!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 31, 2014 08:30:44 AM
I understand that the skull scarf is really easy to do...I plan on modifying it a bit, alternating the skulls so that it looks more like a flower  until someone really looks...I like the surprised look...I see that you still have the DNA scarf on your list...you will soon be able to tackle that one yourself...your own knitting is going fabulously!

Heehee, you're talking to someone who can barely do a double crochet.  :)  Hmm, I don't know if I'll ever be able to make that DNA scarf. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on January 31, 2014 11:06:09 AM
Thank you, MissingWillow, for crafting this rad piece of Breaking Bad wall art!
You are awesome!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on January 31, 2014 11:07:56 AM
You're welcome, it was fun to do!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 31, 2014 11:42:38 AM
oh I wish I could snatch that right out of the computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 31, 2014 12:18:02 PM
Ooh, that is awesome!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on January 31, 2014 12:31:49 PM
Love the Breaking Bad art.  What does the apple signify?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on January 31, 2014 12:38:33 PM
It's the single label to Badfinger's Baby Blue, the series ending theme song. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 31, 2014 01:59:33 PM
So many great things again!

And since I seem to have trouble uploading pictures today, I'll just add three very quickly:

First, I finally have an action picture af the third shirt Averia sent:


Then today I received two awesome packages, first a supply package consisting of a huge haul of lovely seed beads (and delicas!) from RubyTuesday! I have plans for some of that!


And from A2K the most awesome, and also huge, perfect pincushion caddy along with some supply extras from her local thrift store - I wish my thrift stores had stuff like this! Two small embroidery hoops, yards and yards of bias tape (and twill tape) and magnets! And I believe even the envelopes were handmade! (one is pictured underneath the extras) Even the sun came out especially for picture taking purposes!


Thank you so much A2K and RubyTuesday, I seriously love this!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on January 31, 2014 02:06:57 PM
Thanks for the action shot Anne! I love seeing your girls!

Be prepared for cuteness! Kittykill sent me these cute Washi tape covered journals and matching pencils. I'm afraid I lied to her when answering her questions - I said my favorite Washi tapes were geometric patterns but that was before I saw the button tape and the bird tape!



close up


Thank you Kittykill! (oh and thanks for the chocolate! Delicious!!!)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 31, 2014 02:11:00 PM
Those are so bright and colorful!  Kittykill is responsible for my new obssession...I hope my tapes arrive today!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on January 31, 2014 02:20:18 PM
Ooh, those are all fantastic!!  I am so happy to see all this awesome stuff.  :) 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 31, 2014 03:04:06 PM
THis has been an especially good gallery of crafty goodness.  I love the washi tape notebooks and pencils!  

I received an awesome package from Missing Willow.  I am one of the few people out there who adore glycerin soaps (as opposed to cold process lye soaps) and MW sent me four bars of the lovely stuff!



They all smell good, too.  The green leaf is juicy lime, the yellow bar is lemon ice, the teal bar is tangerine (that's currently in my soap dish) and the blue is cranberry!  You can't tell that the teal and blue soaps are different in this picture, but you certainly can in real life!

In addition to the soap (which is what MW claimed me for) she sent me some pottery buttons!!!!!!!!!!  They are just beautiful!  You will want them, so I'm not going to post pictures . . . just kidding.  But seriously, you will want them.



The hearts spell LOVE.  I don't know if I can actually use these!  I might have to frame them!

And finally, I received 4 fat quarters from the Opal Owl collection!



Thank you, so much, Missing Willow!  


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on January 31, 2014 03:46:14 PM
Wow, I reaaaalllly need a Dr Who picture like the Breaking Bad one!!!  That is so neat!
I also really need to look up the Opal Owl fabric, it is gorgeous! 

So much goodness, I'm going crazy


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on January 31, 2014 03:46:32 PM
Adorable action shot of the star shirt!

 I just love the washi tape pencils and notebooks!  One can never have too many cute pencils and notebooks.

I think framing the L O V E buttons is a fantastic idea.

And I used to love glycerin soaps.  I haven't used any in years so I'm thinking I need a few citrusy ones to see if I still enjoy them.  They are definitely pretty.



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on January 31, 2014 03:47:42 PM
So much awesomeness in the gallery!    :D    

I have been looking for that aqua opal owl fabric, where did you find it Missing willow?  


Spikefan claimed me for some Teesha Moore Harry Potter patches and she sent me some really awesome ones!   :D   I love them, thanks SO much!    





Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on January 31, 2014 04:01:37 PM
I bought it in Florida on vacation years ago.  We all go to craft shops on vacation, right??


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on January 31, 2014 04:45:40 PM
I bought it in Florida on vacation years ago.  We all go to craft shops on vacation, right??

Of course!  I bought fat quarters and yarn for my souvenirs when we went to Alaska!  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on February 01, 2014 06:59:48 AM
I received a hoop from kittykill.
So adorable.  I love the mushrooms!
Thanks!  ;D





edit: She also sent some chocolate...a lot of which didn't exactly make it through The Life of Pi last night.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: kittykill on February 01, 2014 07:58:30 AM
Yeah! I'm so glad you like it. I love that pattern.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on February 01, 2014 08:06:01 AM
Super cute!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 01, 2014 10:53:48 AM
texscrapper claimed me for some American Girl doll goodies for my granddaughter.  My granddaughter has a sad little life (won't depress you all with details).  When I pulled these beautiful pieces out of the package, I knew they would make my Alisha smile and that makes me so happy. 

She sent an oh so pretty pillowcase dress as well as two skirts!



The wrap skirt is reversible!



Thank you so much Summer!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 01, 2014 12:37:17 PM
And more from me, I get to add to the madness again! I received from Alliekat917 today. She claimed me for a Curious George tee for my 2yo and some surprise supplies, and boy did she deliver!

Here are the surprise supplies: Embroidery hoops, many tiny containers, beading trays, magnet clasps, pins (perfect to go with the new pincushion!) and a sorting box. And a keep calm and craft on tin, perfect to take my current beading project with me. And as you can see, 5 fat quarters, and the colours & patterns are just perfectly me!


Then we have a part I had to shoot on the side (hidden by the box), some George treats I'll keep for a while, until the kid is a little older: a patch, a notebook and a pin:


What did get "lost" immediately was the chocolate, that disappeared within 10 minutes of unwrapping the box! A very yummy caramel bar that I've never tried before, and did get one bite of...

And the shirt, so cute! And today I even had not trouble getting the little one to change clothes (she had dipped her elbow into her soup dish), so another action shot:


Thank you so much, Allie, this is all absolutely amazing!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on February 01, 2014 12:56:22 PM
Glad you like the clothes gamemom43 - Actually the yellow is a pillowcase type Shirt. You should see the armhole slits on the side ;)

Hope Alisha enjoys them!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 01, 2014 01:20:39 PM
Glad you like the clothes gamemom43 - Actually the yellow is a pillowcase type Shirt. You should see the armhole slits on the side ;)

Hope Alisha enjoys them!

Yep, I see the slits now.  Silly me.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: spikefan on February 01, 2014 01:30:16 PM
I received today from quaggy, she claimed me twice and sent me a box of fun! Everything was wrapped and it was so fun opening everything, it felt like it was my birthday or Christmas.  :D

For the first claim she claimed me for a Hobbit Door, zipper pouch and supplies.

She sent this awesome hobbit door!


This amazing zipper pouch!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623202)

And hoops!


For the second claim, she claimed for fat quarters, bead soup and painted skulls.

She sent these adorable mini painted skulls in a variety of colors!


And lots of fabric for me to use for TM patches and bead soup!


I love everything! Thanks so much quaggy!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on February 01, 2014 01:34:39 PM
Wow, what a great haul!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on February 01, 2014 02:38:15 PM
OOOHHHHHHHH - I love that zipper pouch and what a great load of fabric!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on February 01, 2014 03:23:02 PM
I bought it in Florida on vacation years ago.  We all go to craft shops on vacation, right??
Oh bummer, I was hoping it was in stock somewhere online.   Thanks though!    :)


I love fairy doors so what an awesome hobbit door!   :)   And what a cool zipper pouch!   


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 01, 2014 03:23:18 PM
I received my wonderful vendor's apron from anna.wahnsinn!

(https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos?pid=5975572791522952786&oid=100886695306546989161)
(click for larger to see the fabric detail)
It's a great brown with teal blue accents. My favorite color combination. There's two big pockets to hold things like my cell phone (I take credit card payments on it at shows) and business cards, plus a zippered pocket for cash and another skinny pocket for pens or keys and such. Plus a strap for your keys too! Hard to see but the fabric has this pretty leaf lace overlay pattern.


I asked Love to take an action shot for me. Not the best photo (I don't know what's with the weird blue lighting) but it fits perfect!

Thank you so much, anna.wahnsinn it's exactly what I wanted and it will really come in handy!! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on February 01, 2014 03:42:36 PM
The TM patches are awesome. I haven't made a TM patch since my first ever swap, Now I want to make more

I freakin LOVE those hoops KittyKill

The hobbit door is so cute, what are you going to do with it? 

I need Quaggy to claim me one day, is there a list I need to put my name on?!?  What a crafty spoiler!

I love the fabric Anna.wahnsinn always picks out, the apron is so cute

I've missed a ton I'm sure, this board is piling up quick!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on February 01, 2014 06:10:45 PM
The TM patches are awesome. I haven't made a TM patch since my first ever swap, Now I want to make more

I freakin LOVE those hoops KittyKill

The hobbit door is so cute, what are you going to do with it? 

I need Quaggy to claim me one day, is there a list I need to put my name on?!?  What a crafty spoiler!

I love the fabric Anna.wahnsinn always picks out, the apron is so cute

I've missed a ton I'm sure, this board is piling up quick!

I'll check out your list and see if I can make a claim to you happen.  Happy to say I stayed on track for this swap and used stash!  Working on my last two claims hoping to be ready to send on Monday!

This gallery has exploded with such awesome treasures, gotta find time to pin and update my list!!!!!


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 01, 2014 10:29:12 PM
I'll check out your list and see if I can make a claim to you happen.  Happy to say I stayed on track for this swap and used stash!  Working on my last two claims hoping to be ready to send on Monday!

This gallery has exploded with such awesome treasures, gotta find time to pin and update my list!!!!!

Anytime!

I've been trying my best to use only what I have, but I've slipped up here and there, woopsies.  I've taken a lot of time off from sewing it feels like, so I finally got in gear today and finished Lindy's couch pincushion and cut all the pieces for the ear bud holder so I will definitely have that ready to mail on Monday....and hopefully averia's stuff too so I can finish up this swap.  It was sooooo fun!! 


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 02, 2014 01:01:38 AM
Oh my, how many awesome stuff here! That hobbit door is waaay to much, I need one! I don't know where to use that, but I definitely has to have one! :) I love that apron too, and that big box what Allison sent!

I am late with pictures posting, I'll try it today. That will be a long day with Superbowl at night! :)


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Post by: Averia on February 02, 2014 05:56:12 AM
Avengers towels? Seriously? I don't suppose there is an image of Loki anywhere in that fabric? I love the avengers but Loki surpasses them all.

Ooh, Spikefan got a pendant from PFD to match my favorite PFD pendant!

Even covered in skulls, Lana is adorable. That scarf would be awesome to have for chilly October nights! (Sorry, I'm not a year round skull person)

Hey Zadok, doesn't JillyBeans do the best stenciling? She made me a firefly t-shirt a million years ago that is so precise and perfect I am still stunned.

Missing Willow, I Love the pottery buttons - then again, pottery with a blue glaze makes me so very very happy. A friend heard i was in a tea swap and he made me some japanese style tea bowls with a turquoise glaze. It so very much made me want to try doing something with pottery. Did you use a cobalt and iron mix? I love cobalt with the black accents.

Nice selection of HP TM patches!

Kittykill, The animal costume/matryoshka doll hoopla is so nicely done! I love the way you chose to stitch them. Is that a pattern you found somewhere? Does whomever designed it offer anything else similar?

texscrapper I sure hope you get some granddaughters some day (many many years from now) because they will be the luckiest girls when it comes to dressing their american girl dolls.

Anne your daughter is too cute in her Curious George shirt!

Quaggy I love that zippered pouch! Was it difficult to make?

The vendor apron is lovely - Are you sure it is brown? I will never understand how pictures can come up a totally different color than reality. The zippered pocket is a brilliant idea.



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Post by: MissingWillow on February 02, 2014 06:37:13 AM
Did you use a cobalt and iron mix? I love cobalt with the black accents.
  Yep.  We mix our own glazes for the most part.  It's got Cobalt and Red Iron Oxide adders plus a Light Rutile.  Sounds like you need to make some pottery, Averia!



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Post by: greybird on February 02, 2014 01:55:20 PM
I received my Dumbledore quote surprise from rockmygypsysoul!   :D   It's one of my favorite Harry Potter quotes and it's in the perfect shade of aqua and SO glittery!!!   :D   I love it!   It was hard to get a good photo of it but I hope you can see how glittery it is.   She also sent an adorable birdie tile based on one of my pinterest pins!   I love it too, thank you so much!!!    She and I also did a private swap and I posted a picture of what she sent me in the private swap gallery thread.   :)   It was awesome, I hope you will go see it too.    :)





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Post by: underthemountain on February 02, 2014 04:21:41 PM
Ooh, awesome goodies!!  Really love the buttons and the embroidered pieces!!  :)


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Post by: kittykill on February 02, 2014 05:01:37 PM
GAH! Sorry for the delay in posting my AWESOME jewels! THANK YOU LADIES! XOXOXOX

Action shot for UTM!


Close up of my necklace from Underthemountain. It goes SO well with my chest tattoo.




The best bracelet ever! I am wearing it the rodeo this year.


Look at the wonderful necklace and earrings that luckdragon made for me. OMG! Love the colors and the style. She also made me a little zipper pouch, but I forgot to take pics of it.



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Post by: underthemountain on February 02, 2014 05:18:31 PM
Heehee, your action shot made my day Kittykill!!  :)  I knew you'd rock that necklace.  :)  Love the necklace that Luckdragon made you.  Red becomes you!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 03, 2014 12:34:13 AM
That red necklace is so you, I love it too. My only problem is: I don't see you tattoo! :)))


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Post by: mama24boyz on February 03, 2014 07:41:13 AM
I finally got my pics from the necklace underthemountain made me. I have ken problem though, Daysie has put her necklace in her purse.....which purse? Who knows! I'm thinking the one at my moms house  :-\. But here's a pic of mine and daysies is the same only smaller, sorry Rox. I will get an action shot of her for you as soon as I get it! And underthemountain also made an awesome chainmaille bracelet with each colour representing my kids birthstone colours!



Thanks so much Rox!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 03, 2014 08:14:52 AM
Last week was literally the week from you know where for me.  One kid sick Sunday/Monday, dog sick Wednesday, other kid sick Thursday/Friday, and mom hospitalized again on Thursday.  So glad it's over!  I need to get caught up on what everyone has received.  I did get mama24boyz hoopla finished just need to package it up and get it sent and got supplies for luckdragons claim. 

I also received from RubyTuesday.  She claimed me for a scissors necklace and crocheted anklets


I used the necklace all weekend while I stitched!  Exactly what I have always needed and didn't know it!

Thank you so much!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 03, 2014 08:16:15 AM
Heehee, so glad you liked it Mama!  I was esp happy with your bracelet!  It took a long time to make since I cut the links myself.  No worries on getting an action shot of Daysie--just knowing that she liked hers makes me happy!

Ooh, love the crocheted anklets!! So pretty!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 03, 2014 09:05:49 AM
That chainmail bracelet is gorgeous!!  I *cannot* believe you cut those links yourself  :o

Loving the anklets as well - when I decided to beef up my jewelry section in my list, anklets were the main thing I found myself liking.  I like a few pretty pieces of jewelry for the rare times we go out but otherwise wear very little now that I work from home and am messing with paint almost everyday (but anklets don't get in the way plus the husband thinks they're sexy  ;)) :D  But I'd never thought about crocheted ones before but I will now - those are just too cute!!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 03, 2014 09:06:40 AM
Oh I love those anklets, just made something similar for someone, but I don't know how to finish those... :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 03, 2014 10:05:10 AM
wow wow

So many goodies just appeared!

Love the beautiful pottery buttons!  I will have to add that to my list since they are always a nice touch on hand knitted items!

Love the hoop, kittykill!  You find the most darling patterns!  Also, wow--you are rocking all of the jewelry that you have received in this swap--so varied and yet all so YOU!

Glad to see doll clothes still on many lists...texscrapper...love the reversible skirt (and your fabrics are so cute for a doll or little girl!)

I have no idea why--but I need a Hobbit door...and that zippered pouch looks very complex...

The vendor apron is terrific!  I love that there are so many pockets for all the necessities...and a zippered one is important for cash!

The cutie Curious George t-shirt is adorable...thanks for the action shot!

The birdie tile...is it really painted on a tile?  I love the background.

And, rockmygypsysoul...I agree...those anklets appeal to me, too...another thing to add to my list! ;D

Great gallery, everyone!

I'll post my pics in a few...


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Post by: quaggy on February 03, 2014 04:18:16 PM
Just a quick reply the zipper pouch was super easy!!!!! 


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 03, 2014 04:25:39 PM
Someone said it already, but this swap definitely makes me want things I didn't even realize I wanted.

I want a:

hobbit door

zipper pouch

scissor necklace

and oh so many other things in this gallery!



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Post by: quaggy on February 03, 2014 04:47:50 PM
Here is something I made for a swap partner a gnome home.


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418253.0#axzz2sJERd6lq


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 03, 2014 11:45:41 PM
Oh, that so cuute! :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2014 05:51:32 AM
very nice, quaggy!


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Post by: kittykill on February 04, 2014 08:36:20 AM
That gnome home is so clever!


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 04, 2014 08:36:49 AM
Mama24boyz has claimed me a LOT in the ongoing swaps, and each time she claims me I get crazy excited because I get awesome stuff like this

1. A 10th Doctor doll!!!  His head turns, his tie dangles, and I'm pretty sure that I could get him nekkid on top but I haven't fully tried yet, but trust that I will (winkie).  My daughter freaked out and immediately begged me to ask mama24boys to make her "boo", the 11th doctor.



Check out this hair, it lays flat or you can scruff it up a bit....love that messy hair, we've been styling it since we got him


2. A super soft adorable bunny basket and bonus bunny ball!  My daughter snatched these up quick and wasn't too happy with me that I made her bring them back until I could get a picture of them.  So stinkin cute.  



Thanks so much mama24boyz....you never stop surprising me!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2014 08:40:28 AM
The bunny basket is so cute with the ears for a handle!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 04, 2014 09:16:45 AM
Mama has some mad skills!!  :) 


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 04, 2014 09:24:11 AM
Umm I need to come steal that Doctor from you!

I received my surprise package from spikefan yesterday.  She spoiled me!  I was hoping to get some of her fancy crocheted hooplas and I did!  She chose perfect colors for me too.  I also got a headband that I had pinned, some skull beads, and seed beads.



LOVE it all!!! Thank you so much


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Post by: luckdragon on February 04, 2014 10:07:34 AM
AHHH!!! I need that Doctor 10-ant Ami!!  So cute!

also love those crocheted hooplas! I need to add those to my list as well.  my hoopla wall needs more hoopla goodness!


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Post by: mama24boyz on February 04, 2014 10:09:06 AM
I'm so glad you like it watsonc7!! And I do still have to get your ami done for the sweat shop swap...hmmmm.....  ;)

Also, good to know you like him Luckdragon  ;)


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 04, 2014 11:02:28 AM
I'm so glad you like it watsonc7!! And I do still have to get your ami done for the sweat shop swap...hmmmm.....  ;)

Also, good to know you like him Luckdragon  ;)

Ohhhhh don't tease me!  I have so many swaps going on last month I wasn't going to join the SSS unless I could finish up my offerings before the sign up deadline...I don't know how you do it, but I am so excited you are! 


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Post by: PixieVal on February 04, 2014 11:11:31 AM
Pictures up of my beautiful goodies! We have been unexpectedly away from the home a lot the past 2 weeks, so it’s taken me a while to get pictures.
From zadok some beautiful additions for my ocean wall:


Up on my wall!

And better pictures of the beautiful work from rockmygypsysoul




Thank you so much, you guys are so talented!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2014 11:30:34 AM
Nice!!!


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Post by: zadok on February 04, 2014 02:50:09 PM
Have you opened the back of the picture frame yet? :)


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 04, 2014 03:15:16 PM
I received TWO packages today! Whoo hoo! Double the awesome mail goodies. ;D

First, from anna.wahnsinn I got an awesome book, "One Yard Wonders," a black lace "cami band" and some beads! The book is big with tons of ideas and a whole section of ready-to-use patterns too! For someone with a sewing machine and aspirations of learning how to do it but very little results so far, this will be a lot of help!


I had a hard time trying to get an action shot of the cami band. Turns out it's hard to photograph your own waist. LOL Basically, you can wear it to help when a shirt is a little too short, or even if a shirt is a little too low cut, etc. I was trying to get a photo of it under my shirt to show but neither is a great shot:

 

It's perfect though. A pretty black lace and fits just right!

Thank you anna.wahnsinn!

---------

Next up is some art from rockmygypsysoul She made me TWO pictures of my favorite flower: daffodils!



The first one is a really pretty blue background with daffodils in a vase. The second is more abstract and more stylized piece.


I need to find some frames and I'll be adding them to my wall-o-craftster art! ;D

Thank you rockmygypsysoul!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 04, 2014 05:18:30 PM
anna.wahnsinn is certainly one of the talented and generous ones!  I received a lovely package from her today!

I'm unable to take and post photos, so please read the descriptions of the wonderful items!

Here goes:

-A three strand bead necklace in varying shades of pink, with different style/type beads on each strand

-An orange and white, two strand bead bracelet (one of my fav. color combos!)

-A beaded turquoise lanyard, again, with varying type/style beads

-A choc. brown/turquoise beaded lanyard, this one with small beads (another fav. color combo!)

-A multi-colored skull bracelet that I've had on my pinterest for MONTHS! 

-A multi-strand, orange beaded, BRAIDED bracelet!   :o

HOW DOES SHE DO IT??!!  It was good that you packed them in bubble wrap too...the envelope was soaked.

THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY much!  I love it all and can't wait to wear it!


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 04, 2014 10:14:01 PM
Thank you, phoenixfiredesigns and LadybugsAndBumblebees, it was a pleasure crafting for you!

Here is what I sent to LadybugsAndBumblebees. Who knew I had so much orange I'd have to decide which not to use...

I definitely had lots of fun making this for you!

Group shot:


Little clicky pics:


I had started with the turquoise coloured lanyard (and something that got ditched), and then checked your Craftster profile for favourite colours...

The skull bracelet was made from beads I had just received in the bead soup swap from Ratfinkz, who made that bracelet you had pinned... I just added the little soap bubble plastic ones. And my daughter "helped" me string that...


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Post by: MissingWillow on February 05, 2014 04:58:29 AM
Beautiful jewelry!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2014 07:17:00 AM
I love the orange bracelet!  It looks like a sunset.  

Now I am so excited to receive my own necklace from you!  But, maybe no mail today...the ice storm here is so bad... :(....

oh wait...I missed the lace cami band...what a terrific idea!  I hate it when t-shirts are too short and you show off unwanted skin! And it can work at the top, too?  That is even more terrific!

And the daffodils...also one of my most favorite flowers...the art work is my favorite thing to collect!  I like the different styles everyone has!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 05, 2014 07:27:01 AM
Love all the artwork, the cami band, and the lovely jewelry!!  :) 


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Post by: jillybeans on February 05, 2014 10:49:50 AM
Man, I'm slacking on getting a picture posted!  So sorry!  Here is the awesome hanging carseat cover that Watsonc7 made for us!  The print is lovely and it fits perfect!  The inside is a light pink fleece, so its so so cozy!  Which is awesome, because today its -1 with a -20 wind chill.  Luckily, its bright and sunny out, just freezing!

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/alienzufo1/media/Craftster/f825d3c4-bfca-47b6-a85a-996a0f9e4699_zps6b251448.jpg.html)

Thanks Watsonc7!

omg, I so want all the jewelry!  Beautiful work, anna.wahnsinn!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2014 10:52:46 AM
Well, at least there is something showing that I won't be needing! ;D

but, it is pretty and a clever idea...a tent for a baby!  Love the colors and I bet the fleece does a great job of keeping babybeans warm!


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Post by: kittykill on February 05, 2014 10:58:50 AM
I received from both Rockmygypsysoul and ladybugsAndBumblebees.

First, adorable Jack Russell Terrier artwork. They look like my little girl, Jujube.




Sorry for the bad picture, I took it this morning with my cell phone. You can't see the beautiful candy colors of my infinity scarf. It is keeping me extra warm on this blustery winter day.



Thank you both!  :-*


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Post by: Trekky on February 05, 2014 01:29:30 PM
Those Jack Russell pictures are adorable! 

Nice scarf too!


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 05, 2014 01:49:52 PM
Nice baby tent!  My oldest daughter used to scream her head off if the sun got in her eyes.  I could have really used one of those way back then. 

The paintings are great!  I so envy all of you artists.

The infinity scarf is very pretty and I love the size of it.  Some of them are so bulky but that one looks just perfect.


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Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 05, 2014 02:24:03 PM
I've been MIA for a bit because we welcomed our baby girl a few weeks early! When I got back from the hospital, I had a bunch of swap goodies waiting for me. Thanks again to everyone that crafted for me!

I have two claims left to make, and I'm trying to get them out ASAP.

Watsonc7 made me this awesome fabric scrap memory game and a cute bag to carry it in. She also helped me add to my fabric stash. I see some cute things for my littles in my project future.



underthemountain made some beautiful jewelry for my sister and two adorable bibs for my little girl.



jo_mama made these molded crayons for my son (cars, rockets, airplanes, stars, and a trophy). I love the sparkly bits. :)



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Post by: underthemountain on February 05, 2014 02:58:35 PM
wonderful stuff all!  really love all the sewn goodies, doggie artwork, crayons, and cozy scarf!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2014 03:04:03 PM
oh congrats on your new little one!!

Once you get settled in, you will have loads of fun making baby girl things!

In the meantime...wow--I love that fabric memory game...what a wonderful idea for kids!

The fabric bibs are too cute...and is that a pocket for hiding bits of food?  My baby nephew loves to do that...hee hee...but his mom has learned to check the pockets before washing...

The anchor jewelry is very cute...I don't think I have ever seen anything like it...

Molded crayons...I sometimes wish I was a kid again...how fun!

I keep missing things...love the beautiful pink infinity scarf! Looks quite cozy.

rockymygypsysoul...I hope to receive your art someday...what cute little doggies!


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Post by: Alliekat914 on February 05, 2014 08:40:24 PM
Congratulations ActsofCraftiness on the addition to your family!!!

Love the Jack Russell artwork.

I have always wanted to try making my own shaped crayons but never actually done it. Those ones look awesome.


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 06, 2014 02:09:40 AM
Awesome stuff! I love that memory game too, and those fabrics are awesome!

I am always late with the pictures, I'm sorry about that. Started working again - from home -, and my son is still with me. He had flu with fever for some days, I've got Influenza too... bad days, but we are better now.
Let me start with a package I gor earlier from quaggy, she claimed me for some Fabric Christmas bags (I know, it's crazy in January/February, but I am an early bird with the gifts lol)
So, here are the whole bunch of awesome stuff I've got:

She sent me 13 (!!!) fabric bags, smallers are bigger, all of them are amazing! I love these fabric, here are some closer looks:
these are the smaller ones:

this is my favorite fabric:

oh, and this:

And look those pompoms:


And she also sent me some ribbons for these, I love those too (especially the ric-rac one):


I love everything, thanks a lot again! :) I can't wait till Christmas!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2014 05:52:19 AM
those are wonderful bags!  Reuseable for so many things, too!  Will you fill them with gifts or treats?

I love the polar bears!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 06, 2014 09:13:22 AM
Those are for gifts now, some of them already filled... I know, I am crazy :))


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 06, 2014 09:22:46 AM
Congrats on the new baby!!! I miss having a baby.  Well sometimes I miss it ;)

Everyone has received such great things in the past few days!  A2K should have received what I sent her by now... I am going to start painting my last claim for luckdragon tonight.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2014 09:36:43 AM
Those are for gifts now, some of them already filled... I know, I am crazy :))

You are probably smart!  You can relax and enjoy the holidays instead of running around being crazy! ;D

I have loads of Christmas fabric but I never know what to do with smaller pieces...bags are now on my list--they are so practical and cute!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 06, 2014 10:10:46 AM
I'll fill up my wish list with Christmas items, so don't throw those out yet! :))) And I am in love with hexes now, so those will be on my list too :)))
I have a full list of Christmas gifts, what I want to give others, but had no time last year... I have a lot of stuff started (e.g. big embroidered tablecloth halfway, etc... :))


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 06, 2014 11:54:30 AM
I do Christmas crafting all year long.  My family knows it and they think I'm crazy but it's a lifesaver for me.  Since I'm a freelance writer, I never know when I'll have a major project with a tight turnaround (or four or five of those in a row!) so that way I limit stress (always so important with chronic illness) and if a work rush doesn't come, then I get to just enjoy the holidays!

Usually by November or so, I start planning Christmas ideas for the NEXT year.  I also like that it gives me plenty of time to spread out projects/crafts I don't love or ones that can hurt when I just keep doing them for weeks on end (like lino cuts).  And with the five "littles" (nieces and nephews that are all within about a year age-wise), I've done some stuff and swapped for things that I probably won't actually give them for another year or two  :D

In fact, my husband (who is seriously prone to anxiety) will occasionally have a random moment of worrying that I'm going to leave him, in which case I can pull something out and be like "I've spent six hours on this for your mother's CHRISTMAS present.  Does that strike you as something I would do if I planned to leave?!" (especially since I am not a fan of my MIL) :)


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 06, 2014 12:27:22 PM
Haha lol! :)
In every year, I am late with Christmas gifts, and in the last days, I am realizing, that a lot of people's basket is almost empty, so I am going out and start buying stuff. And every year, I am promising myself, that I'll do differently next year, I'll be more prepared, I'll start earlier. In addition, we are always getting invites from others with kids, and we cannot go there with empty hands... and what we are bringing?! Chocolates for the kids... so, this year, I'll do differently! I promise! :D
I have made a lot of stuffs what I can give baby boys and girls (small ornaments, little toys - most of them are stuffed felt things.) I also traded some stuff for handmade soaps for the adult ones for the same occasion (I love those anyways, I am using a lot of handmade cleaning stuffs and body moisturizers also).
But... again, I've claimed someone, and will do crafting for her, and not for my Christmas list... there goes my promises .. :D


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 06, 2014 12:47:34 PM
The matching game is great and I love the addition of the case. 

I definitely need reusable Christmas bags (and maybe some fun birthday themed ones as well).

You guys are inspiring me to get a head start on Christmas 2014.  I'm really great about shopping clearance sales and buying gifts through-out the year, but not so much with my handcrafted gifts.  I think I'm going to put smaller things on my list and see if I can collect those here and get started on the bigger things myself right away.  Oh, that means I mean some nice WIP bags!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 06, 2014 12:59:13 PM
Haha lol! :)
But... again, I've claimed someone, and will do crafting for her, and not for my Christmas list... there goes my promises .. :D

Yeah, swapping is the number one thing - far and away - that keeps me from getting the crafting I NEED to do DONE.  :D  Which is one reason I like the OGS as well as this since then I can get my fix of crafting stuff I like while getting stuff I need as gifts - win/win!

That said, you'll note I'm not in either this month.  I have birthday gifts overdue to family plus a show I need inventory for, etc.  And if I join, I can't be one of those people that claims once or twice...nope, I need to be at my max all the time!  ::)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2014 01:23:37 PM
If it were not for swaps, my poor nieces and nephews would get almost nothing from me...mainly because I have no idea what to make!  I like the clever little games and things I have seen here...I am going to go through the galleries and add some things to the list for them...I am in love with the I Spy things and the matching fabric game...also the fire pit and bunny bowling! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 06, 2014 01:38:28 PM
If it were not for swaps, my poor nieces and nephews would get almost nothing from me...mainly because I have no idea what to make!  I like the clever little games and things I have seen here...I am going to go through the galleries and add some things to the list for them...I am in love with the I Spy things and the matching fabric game...also the fire pit and bunny bowling! ;D

Seriously?  For me they are infinitely the easiest.  I do a lot of felt stuff - I did the play Christmas trees with ornaments, I've done felt name books for all of them (well, working on my last 2 now), personalized felt pillow (with a little face with their hair color, eye color, etc and their name), and I have Olliblocks for all of them now (thanks to OGS) and I'm looking forward to doing peg people in the future, especially peg nativity scenes (because they're just SO cute!), and so on.  When the older nieces and nephews were younger, some of my greatest hits were personalized painted shirts and hats (holy cow, Jacob did not know what to do with himself when he got a tee with Wall-E on it - he refused to wear anything else for a week). 

The adolescent, pre-teen, and teen nieces and nephews are WAY more difficult, even to buy for.  Two of them are just super picky and the other three are often incommunicado and no one knows what they want or need and ALL of them are way into video games and whatnot and I don't buy them that stuff.   :-\


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on February 06, 2014 02:06:39 PM

That said, you'll note I'm not in either this month.  I have birthday gifts overdue to family plus a show I need inventory for, etc.  And if I join, I can't be one of those people that claims once or twice...nope, I need to be at my max all the time!  ::)

You have more willpower than me!  I signed up again and immediately thought about all the things I need to sew up this month (valentines, get well and birthday gifts) so I might actually be one of the small claimers this month if I claim at all...it's so hard not to look at the lists.  I always send all 13 of my nieces and nephews handmade valentine gifts, I like to make them myself..but this year swaps have taken up so much of my time. I think I'll do easter gifts this year instead so I have more time to get them some goodies out :). I'm addicted to swapping and ohhhh so many good ones keep popping up!  Hopefully next month I'll be back full blast, nothing much going on until the summer

Today I got the cutest lil gnome hoopla from mcook72677, he makes me so happy!  Check out the mushroom fabric, I likey.  The stitching on him is awesome, I love the little x's and o's on his hat and his adorable dangly legs.  Thanks so much mcook!



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Post by: lindyv321 on February 06, 2014 02:57:22 PM
That hoop is SO cute!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2014 04:07:36 PM
I love the gnome hoop!  Especially the dangling legs!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on February 06, 2014 05:56:23 PM
I do Christmas crafting all year long.  My family knows it and they think I'm crazy but it's a lifesaver for me. 

I do the same thing.  A crocheter/knitter must start crafting early for the holidays though, that way we have plenty of time to craft and not worry about running out of time.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Alliekat914 on February 06, 2014 08:35:09 PM
That is such a cute hoop  mcook72677. I love the background fabric, such a nice touch.


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Post by: MissingWillow on February 07, 2014 02:28:22 AM
Nicely done!


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 07, 2014 04:25:11 AM
Adorable gnome hoop! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 07, 2014 08:10:04 AM
I received yesterday from Alliekat914! She claimed me for something Back to the Future (which is awesome since I love those movies!) and I love what she made!

Here's everything. A long-sleeve shirt that says, "Keep Calm and Hit 88MPH"  ;D, a tote with the time machine burning fire trails, and jewelry findings and beads.



Close ups!




And a terribly awkward picture Love took of me modeling the shirt. It fits perfectly!


Thank you, Alliekat914!! I love it all! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: mcook72677 on February 07, 2014 08:39:56 AM
That gnome hoopla was hard to part with.  Glad you are happy with him,  Watson!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 07, 2014 08:53:22 AM
Man--I am such a poop about posting pictures!  I got a bit confused because my partners posted in other sections so I thought I had posted..ha ha..I am such a dingbat sometimes...

I have to take more pictures this weekend because I can't find where I put the pictures on my computer...they might be on my work computer...

Anyway, here is the action shot of my beautiful Valentine wreath from JillHogan:

These are inchies she made for my alphabet theme:


She also sent me an awesome bug jar and some of the cutest notecards ever! Thanks!  I love everything! I am going to steal her pictures until I can post my own.



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on February 07, 2014 09:02:05 AM
Sorry for the delay, but here is my wonderful package from alwaysinmyroom!

She claimed me for potholders and leather and she delivered!  The potholders are a great combination of fabrics and match my kitchen perfectly! And she sent a HUGE piece of suede leather which I can't wait to make something out of (the picture shows it folded in 4ths, so it's really big)! And 3 colorful pieces of vinyl, which will be perfect for the little clutches I like to make!
Thank you AIMR!!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 07, 2014 09:21:31 AM
Wow, loving all the wonderfulness.  You guys are really hitting it this round.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 07, 2014 10:03:45 AM
oh I love your little vinyl clutches!  For some reason, I thought you used the vinyl to make wristbands...I will start collecting the pieces since I tend to buy vinyl buy the yard to recover bar stools for hubby and friends...

I can't wait to see what you make from the suede leather...I have loads of it because it was given to me by a friend whose father did a lot of leather work...these were his scraps or discards...let me know if you want more in later claims! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on February 07, 2014 10:14:07 AM
I received from Watsonc7 who claimed me for an armrest pin cushion and an earbud cozy.  I LOVE the fabric she chose for both!  I do need to go buy new earbuds though since mine went through the wash.... oops

Love the ants!


All of these fabrics are just gorgeous!


Thank you so much!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 07, 2014 10:16:15 AM
wow--such pretty fabrics and such interesting projects!  Love the little ants in the ear bud holder!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 07, 2014 10:17:37 AM
I think I squeed a bit when I saw the ants!  Such a cute surprise and they match so well with the outer fabric!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 07, 2014 10:35:07 AM
I love the earbud holder! I need to add it to my list. :)


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 07, 2014 10:57:44 AM
Those potholders are gorgeous!

I seriously need earbud holders.  Actually; I wouldn't mind having a few as stocking stuffers.  Those are definitely going on my list!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 07, 2014 11:30:58 AM
Love, love, love this stuff!!  Especially that argyle heart wreath - I totally have one of those pinned.

Love the earbud holder A LOT (except the ants that everyone else loves - deathly allergic to fire ants so they totally freak me out now!) - I also need some of those for Christmas!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on February 07, 2014 11:41:16 AM
I love the earbud holder! I need to add it to my list. :)
Me too! (Except maybe no ants. They creep me out big time. LOL)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on February 07, 2014 11:50:17 AM
Those ants...awesome!


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Post by: A2K on February 07, 2014 11:56:00 AM
Those ants...awesome!

I'm a fan as well!  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on February 07, 2014 01:10:03 PM
The BTTF shirt is hilarious. How did you make the images to put on the bag and shirt, is it some sort of printable fabric?

I love the valentine wreath and the bug jar is really cute

I've had the ant fabric for forever, not knowing where it would fit in...I thought it would be a funny little surprise, glad they don't freak you out Lindy!  Im so happy you liked it all

Alwaysinmyroom sent me the softest snuggliest fingerless gloves!  They fit perfect and the deep purple is gorgeous.  It's hard to see the different patterns in the picture, but I'm super impressed with how they are made.  I have so many finger gloves and it's irritating to have to take them off to do certain things so I'm sure these will be my new favorite pair of gloves, I've been wearing them already this afternoon.  She also sent me a pile of cassette tapes so I could attempt tape pouches.  I love that a few of them are old childrens stories, I immediately thought about making lil journals with the covers.  There are tons of ideas to use every bit of cassette tapes so I'm going to have lots of fun crafting with those.  thanks so much alwaysinmyroom!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 07, 2014 01:58:08 PM
Wow, love the earbud holders!!  And those mitts are awesome!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 07, 2014 01:58:55 PM
Oh, I missed the wreath and bug jug... very nice! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on February 07, 2014 02:05:15 PM
Love those mitts!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Alliekat914 on February 07, 2014 02:38:17 PM
The BTTF shirt is hilarious. How did you make the images to put on the bag and shirt, is it some sort of printable fabric?

It's just iron on transfer paper for dark fabrics printed on an inkjet printer. I bought it at Michaels. :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on February 07, 2014 03:58:32 PM
The BTTF shirt is hilarious. How did you make the images to put on the bag and shirt, is it some sort of printable fabric?

It's just iron on transfer paper for dark fabrics printed on an inkjet printer. I bought it at Michaels. :)

Awesome, I'll have to try it out. Thanks!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on February 07, 2014 05:01:57 PM
The BTTF shirt is hilarious. How did you make the images to put on the bag and shirt, is it some sort of printable fabric?

It's just iron on transfer paper for dark fabrics printed on an inkjet printer. I bought it at Michaels. :)

Awesome, I'll have to try it out. Thanks!

Just chimming in, that transfer paper is some awesome stuff.  I received some in a swap once and loved it.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Grab a coffee on February 08, 2014 01:55:24 AM
Hello, just popping in to see you amazing pictures about goodies I've got from Linda (alwaysinmyroom) She claimed me for fabric bags and some supplies! Some days ago, the post man gave me a big box! My son was freakin' out what did HE got, so we started to open the box... which had itself some notes:


So I already knew, there should be awesome things inside. And then, look at these!:

And in details: first of all, I've started to check the supplies I've got:
20(!) sheets of fabrics, amazing colors, And I loooove their floral design! I have some idea already what 'll do with some of them - you'll see that in the OWS 101's gallery soon :)):

Also, I've got a full set of threads (the picture cannot show all of the colors well, but these are amazing too!) 2 of them already set up to my sewing machine :):

The sequins: Exactly what I needed! I know, I wrote that too, where to buy those, but still, it's a big help for me! I haven't gut any more of these (only some orange left I think), as people are constantly buying these hearts from me in every colors(https://www.etsy.com/listing/173775311/heart-ornament-set-blue-felt-ornaments?ref=shop_home_active_9), and I cannot get the same sequins in Hungary. I've bought a lot of others from Ebay, but this bag is the perfect! :): So I really have to thank this one separately!:

Also, I've got some tiny containers: they are already in use for my beads and charms - perfect size! Also, one of the bigger one is a lego clown's bed righ now, I don't know how to steal back from my son lol:

... and still... supplies: a cute measurement tape (wohoo, with INCHES! I so hate converting metric sizes! :)):


I've got a nice postcard too, and here is what the envelop hided inside:

I love these sweets, but we have got the small bags only here. I've seen a nice zipper pouch with these bags, and I am so dieing for that, so I'll have to make it. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/136585801169116891/ - now, I can make 2 of these. :)

And last, but not least, all of these things were packed in these awesome baskets:

Look at the fabric and a small thing where you can write what is inside:

These are awesome, perfectly made, and the colors are perfect too! (The smaller one is in use already, I've got there all of my ready to ship claims. :))
Also, I've got a small tissue paper bag, I love it too:


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And if you think, that's all, you have to see my son found the polyfoam peanuts inside the box. We will use those too for decorating something, he played with those for like 30 mins ("pink snow" - and he threw them up to the air, and running below :)). It was just fun to see what he loves most in the package :))

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So... again, Linda, thanks a lot for these awesome things, I am really looking forward to claim you back - and pay you back these stuff somehow :))


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 08, 2014 04:13:17 AM
Goodness, that was indeed an amazing package you received grab a coffee.  You deserve it though because you always spoil the people you claim.  Oh, and your son is a cutie. :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on February 08, 2014 05:04:44 AM
Oh wow, that is a fantastic package from alwaysinmyroom!  She's a doll!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on February 08, 2014 06:52:58 AM
Wow!!!!  Nice bunch of stuff!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on February 08, 2014 07:53:30 AM
Ooooh spoiled!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on February 08, 2014 08:09:35 AM
Loving the fabric baskets and the fabric that was used.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: RubyTuesday on February 08, 2014 11:50:46 AM
Wow this is an amazing gallery, such fabulous things!  :) and I have some more amazing pics of goodies to share!  ;D

frosty772 claimed me for a journal with a hand made cover, just look at this...

It's a great journal, the cover is so pretty and so well made, - it's going to be a real pleaseure to use it, thanks frosty!  :)

Avesthel claimed me for a double strand crocheted bracelet and surprised me with just the cutest pair of earrings...

I love this set, I was so surprised to see the bracelet and earrings too!  :) thanks Avesthel  :)

Anna.wahnsinn claimed me for a daisy bracelet and a wrap bead bracelet and surprised me with supplies too!...


I love the daisy bracelet, it's so unusual, and i can't resist the wrap bracelet, a real treat for anyone who is obsessed with beads as i am!! it's beautiful, and supplies too, time for me to look out my beads and soo if i can learn to do bead crochet as well as Avesthel! Thanks Anna.wahnsinn  :)

Thanks again girls, i feel totally spoilt and can't wait to get journelling and wear the jewellery!  ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on February 08, 2014 12:10:34 PM
Grab a coffee, those fabric baskets are so cute!  And wow, all that thread too! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 08, 2014 12:54:32 PM
lol Grab a Coffee--I just think it is so funny that your son thought the best part were those polyfoam peanuts!! ha ha  I think they are annoying but we get so many packages that have the stuff...I am glad I sent them...ha ha...

I truly enjoyed putting together your package!

I am loving those crochet bead bracelets and anklets...*sigh*  they remind me of my hippie days...I should add them to my list so that I can be back in the "in" crowd, ha ha

Air balloon journal...now that would inspiring to write in...

and I just think that daisy bracelet is adorable...is there a tutorial for it somewhere?  I am sure my nieces would love one!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: spikefan on February 08, 2014 01:29:44 PM
I received two great claims this week.

First from luckdragon. She claimed me for a car seat organizer for my daughter. My daughter loves cats so luckdragon made her an awesome one in a really cute cat print. We love it! Thanks luckdragon!






Next from Averia. She claimed me for a wristlet in one of my themes. She sent not one but two awesome wristlets! One in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme and the other in a Doctor Who theme. I love them!



She also sent lots of foam crafts and beads for my daughter! Thanks Averia!




Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on February 08, 2014 01:43:49 PM
Those are great claims!  I'm sure your daughter is loving her loot, too.   :)  Jillybeans claimed me for some Harry Potter peg people.  Could they be any cuter??  She made me Luna, Cho, Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Malfoy and Neville.  I love the yarn hair!



She also included some darling Halloween fabric and chess pieces.  Thank you SO much, Jill!!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: JillHogan on February 08, 2014 01:46:30 PM
I can't handle the adorableness of the HP peg people.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Grab a coffee on February 08, 2014 01:53:50 PM
OMG, these are awesome things! I really have to fill up my wishlist again and again... :))
I love that car organizer, I've got one earlier as a claim, and we are using that a lot (mine has small pockets at the bottom for cars! :))
And I am always shocked at fabrics you use! Dr.Who and Buffy fabrics?!  Maaan, why we don't have anything like that here?! I had to check 4 fabris store to get something with wheelbarrow (my son said, that will be his sign in the nursery :))
And those Harry Potter figures... I love them all! :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on February 08, 2014 02:05:54 PM
Ooooh I must have that balloon journal and I'm totally putting Dr Who peg people on my wishlist, LOVE the HP ones!  The cat fabric is adorable too.  Love seeing everyone's stuff!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 08, 2014 03:13:25 PM
Loving all the spoilage here!!  So many wonderful sewn goodies, amazing jewelry, and adorable peg people!!  Eek!! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 08, 2014 03:41:46 PM
Too many cute things!  The peg people are to die for and I just love that journal.... and the wrap bracelet.... and the car organizer... well, I think every single thing is wonderful! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on February 08, 2014 03:46:42 PM
Must I  say again this has been an awesome gallery?  Yes I must!!!!

This has been an awesome gallery!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on February 08, 2014 03:51:11 PM
You're very welcome, rubytuesday!  :D   So glad you were happy with them!   :)

Those peg people are adorable!   :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: jillybeans on February 08, 2014 04:34:42 PM
I'm glad you like the peg people, MissingWillow! ^_^

I received an adorable double sided monster stuffie for baby bean this week from gamemom42!  Yay!  Here it is!

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/alienzufo1/media/Craftster/monsterstuffie_zps69ea0d44.jpg.html)

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/alienzufo1/media/Craftster/briewithmonsters_zps641f4b55.jpg.html)

Thanks so much, gamemom42!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: greybird on February 08, 2014 04:47:15 PM
I received from ActsofCraftiness!  :)   She claimed me for some fancy fabrics.   She was very generous as each piece is huge!  I couldn't get it all in frame, plus it is folded multiple times.   :)   She send some gorgeous red velvet and some really lovely lacey purple jacquard fabric.   Thank you very much!    :D



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Post by: MissingWillow on February 08, 2014 04:48:24 PM
Beautiful fabrics and Baby Bean is ADORABLE!  That is an awesome monster stuffie.


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 08, 2014 04:55:58 PM
Baby Bean is totally going in my wishlist ;). Ill take those hilarious monsters too!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 08, 2014 04:56:12 PM
Avesthel--what are your plans for that beautiful fabric?

omg--babybean is so cute!  and that monster stuffie is genius!  I love the action shots!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 08, 2014 07:36:10 PM
Oooh, I want a babybean!  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 08, 2014 09:17:47 PM
Thanks for posting action shots of that adorable baby bean with the monster(s).  She is such a cutie!


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Post by: kittykill on February 09, 2014 06:29:23 AM
Wow! I can't keep up with all the awesome! Dang! You guys rock!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 09, 2014 10:18:23 AM
Avesthel - I'm really glad you like the fabric and that I was able to stuff it all into the mailing envelope! I didn't want to have to cut any of it off, so I refolded it about 5 times before I was able to get it all in the package. :p


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 09, 2014 11:19:47 AM
Melting away because of all the awesomeness (& cuteness!) in here.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on February 09, 2014 03:08:27 PM
Add me to the list of people who have received a lovely trash bag for the car from the very talented Watsonc7 - She made it to hold a bag liner per my request. I love the colors! She also sent a pouch for my daughter to hold 'lady things' so they aren't loose in her backpack and so she can pull it out quickly and discretely when heading to the ladies room. Franki is thrilled!






Thank you Christy!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on February 09, 2014 04:37:04 PM
What a neat little pouch your daughter received!  I love zipper pouches.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2014 04:41:12 PM
Watson is becoming the queen of trash bags...and I mean that in the best way! ;D ha

What lovely fabrics and being able to slip in a bag is a good idea!  excellent...that is one I will pin!

And, I, too love zippered pouches for all sorts of things...the flower makes it extra special and feminine.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 09, 2014 05:11:30 PM
Love the car trash bag...I seriously need one, but I don't think I can get Lana to use it.  LOL.

Finished up my claim for aunty.hela and just finished wrapping it up.  I hope to mail it tomorrow! :)  Hopefully I'll be in a zen-like state so that I can work on Rockmygypsysoul's pearl cuff.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on February 09, 2014 09:24:51 PM
Watson is becoming the queen of trash bags...and I mean that in the best way! ;D ha

I will proudly sit upon my throne and await my crown

I love making zip pouches (and apparently trash bags), I use to be so scared of zippers!  Glad y'all liked it all Averia!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on February 10, 2014 03:58:35 AM
How did you get over your fear of zippers?  I need a lesson!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Grab a coffee on February 10, 2014 04:17:48 AM
How did you get over your fear of zippers?  I need a lesson!
- same here! :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 10, 2014 04:28:45 AM
me too!  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 10, 2014 05:21:31 AM
I would sign up for that class!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 10, 2014 05:34:56 AM
Oh yes, a zipper class would be nice!

I'm also in desperate need of "How to find things immediately that I'm positive I saw just the other day (sometime before we moved 2.5 years ago?) without creating complete and utter chaos 101" - and now I have only 30 minutes to tidy up before hubby comes home.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 08:20:19 AM
I love zippers...how could I not when I live 15 minutes away from the wall of zippers? ;D



OK--I found a picture of the beautiful Spring/Easter wreath that kittykill made!  She also posted it "out there"... (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431420.msg5158248#msg5158248)



Close up of the cute bunnies--they look good enough to eat!


Look at the tiny bunting!

Thank you so much!

I am still hunting for action shots of goodies I got from ActsofCraftiness, Spikefan, and Jo_mama...I forgot what computer I uploaded them onto...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: kittykill on February 10, 2014 08:27:08 AM
Yeah! I am so glad that you like it! I think I might make one for myself. Hee hee!  :D


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 10, 2014 08:36:49 AM
I have been pinning away!  Love that wreath!  The bunnies are too cute, I want one :)

I also love the HP peg people and that beaded wrap bracelet. 

The car trash bag is awesome! 

I am about 90% done with my last claim for luckdragon.  I was SO happy when my Silhouette cut my vinyl out with 0 issues!!! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 08:42:17 AM
I just got feedback from a swap so i can join in the 101 fun!!

Just mailed out to aunty.hela and am looking for a box for rockmygypsysoul, then I am done with OWS 100!!  It was such a success...keep following this gallery because I am sure the awesome to come in a few days are going to be very pinnable! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Watsonc7 on February 10, 2014 10:40:09 AM
How did you get over your fear of zippers?  I need a lesson!

I have tons of nieces and nephews so I practiced sewing up zippy things for them so I wouldn't feel as bad if I sent them wonky things.  I stopped even switching to my zipper foot after awhile, i feel like I get a straighter line just using my regular foot.  I just use the left side of my regular foot as a guide ( with my needle positioned to the far left--where I always keep it) but hugging it up to the right side of the zipper when I sew it, it leaves a perfect space between the zipper and seam.  Halfway or so through I just stop, lift up the fabric and push the zipper down to the already sewed up part and keep sewing, easy peasy, just takes a little practice and don't psych yourself out :). You can do it ladies!

That wall of zippers just made my heart jump, You can never have enough zippers!

Man, that bunny wreath just reminded me how close easter is, so cute!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 10:45:02 AM
I go there regularly since they are also so cheap...about 10 cents each for 7 inch...they have walls of buttons, walls of trims, and walls of interfacing, too...dangerous place to go if you sew... ;D.

I agree--a few tips and tricks and lots of practice makes zippers easy to put in...I don't use my zipper foot either, unless I am putting in an invisible zipper...anyone is welcome to my house for a lesson! ;D
(or, I'll take an invite... ;D)...


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 10, 2014 11:46:25 AM
I go there regularly since they are also so cheap...about 10 cents each for 7 inch...they have walls of buttons, walls of trims, and walls of interfacing, too...dangerous place to go if you sew... ;D.

Um, I don't sew and that would be a VERY dangerous place for me to go too!!  So many cute non-sewing crafts can be made from sewing stuff (though sometimes I feel wrong for snatching great deals at garage sales and thrift stores and what not - as though those things should be left for sewers  ::))  ;)

That wreath is ADORABLE!!  Where in the world did you get those adorable bunnies?!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 11:51:10 AM
lol You do not have to sew to find stuff to craft with there...I purchased some wooden thingies for rackycoo for her artsy stuff and leather goodies for notebooks and journals...I have seen people make those gorgeous button hoops...and a lot of people who are into costumes go there for fake fur, velvets, tulle, etc.  And, the inventory changes all the time...*sigh*  I wish I had more money and more time! ;D


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 10, 2014 12:09:38 PM
Ladies, please fortify yourselves prior to witnessing the spoilage I have received from EmilyXOrange.  I am concerned for all our safety if you do not prepare thoroughly for your jealousy.

So I had included metal stamps on my list, figuring anyone who had done some stamping and had a pretty set they were ready to part with might be able to do so (here in East Texas we are a couple of years behind so I'm usually the only person at some fairs who does stamping onsite).

I was not prepared for a BRAND NEW set of GORGEOUS 4mm lowercase spiral letters!!


AND THEN she also sent me some brand new block printing ink in metallics!!!!!  I've never printed with any metallics and I am so super excited to get started!

(please ignore my power flash on this shot plus that I can't get it upright even though the picture was)

It includes gold, copper, pewter, and silver.  SO excited; I've even been working on developing some new prints of song lyrics including 14 Karat Gold by Gordon Lightfoot - how perfect will that be with gold ink?!

AND THEN she STILL included the most super cute cookie cutter and little recipe book!!  It even says it's specifically for my Guster and Bening (clearly a sign of a swapper that understands my irrational but completely engrossing love of my pups!)  :D  The husband is already excited about testing some of the recipes out!!




So yeah.  Told you.   ;)  Thanks *so* much Emily!!  :-* :-* :-*


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 12:26:40 PM
oh my goodness...jealousy has already set in...wow metal stamps...that is a really generous gift!  Did you bribe her? ;D

I agree 100% with doggy spoiling...not that I do it with my 100 pound black lab...nope...not me...

You will have to show off your dog treats as a project!!


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Post by: EmilyXOrange on February 10, 2014 12:32:40 PM
Yay! I am so glad you like everything. The only metal stamps I have are plain letters, several of which have mysteriously vanished. I completely understand the dog spoiling. My dog has me wrapped around her little paw :P


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 10, 2014 12:38:11 PM
Hahahah Rockmygypsysoul, your package surely did need the warning, hilarious. What a spoilage, lucky!!

I also received some kickin mail today, I was so excited to show my husband since he was home today in time to witness my embarrassing excitement when I hear boxes being dropped at our front door

First I opened my claim from Avesthel, I was so excited when she claimed me for a journal...We all love a good journal in this house and I totally got another one.  She made me a Walking Dead journal and put so much thought into it....it's the famous doors with the zombies behind it and she used a chain and lock charms for the door locks!  The binding is so neat, I'm super impressed.  As soon as I felt the thick paper inside I knew this was going to be some sort of crafty planning book.  I've been wanting to use a mini binder (so I can add/remove pages) to keep my craftster claims in but I just NEED to use this book immediately so I think I'll use it for crafty inspiration and planning. Thanks so much Avesthel, I love it!




Next, I got another package from ActsofCraftiness, who must be some sort of magical creature because she just had her baby and still managed to craft and send out an awesome package!  She sent me a beautiful picture frame pincushion, I know exactly where I'm putting that in my office...and yeeeee, I finally got a pincushion ring!!!  Hold up, wait a minute.....she also sent me a large envelope and when I opened it I might have peed myself a bit because it was full of the prettiest pins I've seen, I can't describe how flowy they look in person, the color is just gorgeous.  I doubt I will actually use these to pin things, I would cry if I bent one, so I'm going to brainstorm on an idea of how I could display them.  Thanks so much ActsofCraftiness, I really loved it all...let us all know how you and baby are doing!!



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Post by: gamemom42 on February 10, 2014 12:40:20 PM
I've never done any stamping but I want to.  I am; as predicted, so jealous!  

That Easter wreath is just scrumptious!

Great WD journal!  I have a friend who would love one of those. 



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 12:42:35 PM
Avesthel--wow...you continue to impress me with your talents...book binding! I also love the colors you did on the pincushion...just wonderful stuff in this gallery!


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Post by: EmilyXOrange on February 10, 2014 12:48:46 PM
I received from both Avesthel and Grab a coffee today.

First up is a beautiful journal in my favorite colors from Avesthel. I absolutely love the swirly design on the front. I'm going to be using this journal as my new planner :D. Thanks again Avesthel!



Next up is some gorgeous jewelry from Grab a coffee.
8 pairs of beautiful felt earrings with several necklace pendents. (I'm going shopping this weekend to find an outfit to match the grey and purple ones :P)

Plus 6 pairs of polymer clay and bead earrings. I love the small detail on the turquoise and yellow earrings.

Along with 5 bracelets to mix and match with the earrings.

And some cute little felted dogs.

I put one on my key chain :)


Thank you ladies both so much!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 12:53:40 PM
Those tiny felt earrings are adorable!

The journal is beautiful...love the color blue as well!

awww--the black dog looks like my big old black lab!  Cute!


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Post by: stillatthetop on February 10, 2014 01:01:09 PM
Your journal is the coptic stitch for the binding, Watsonc7. And it is easy to do, and I incredibally encourage anyone to give it a try. A google search will give some lessons. There are tons there. If you can thread a needle, and poke some holes in paper...you can do this!

You put your pages together in "signatures". Depending on your paper, it can be ten pages folded over at a time.
The google will show you how. They are fun and easy. Then you just weave the threads like embroidery on the binding. Kind of like braiding your hair. Only just a single group of thread strands looped over itself. One single needle. I think they call that plaiting in the hair world.

Basically that is what you are doing. I know you will all enjoy making your own journals. There is one of mine on my pinterest. They open flat and are so fun to use. And easy to write in.

~T


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Post by: underthemountain on February 10, 2014 02:12:34 PM
Ooh, love the metal stamps!  Can't wait to see what you make with them Rockmygypsysoul!  Love the journal Avesthel!  The frame pincushion is really awesome.  I have lots of pins and something like that would be perfect for me.  Also love all the jewelry Grab a coffee. 

Awesome stuff all around!


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 10, 2014 03:33:38 PM
Your journal is the coptic stitch for the binding, Watsonc7. And it is easy to do, and I incredibally encourage anyone to give it a try. A google search will give some lessons. There are tons there. If you can thread a needle, and poke some holes in paper...you can do this!

You put your pages together in "signatures". Depending on your paper, it can be ten pages folded over at a time.
The google will show you how. They are fun and easy. Then you just weave the threads like embroidery on the binding. Kind of like braiding your hair. Only just a single group of thread strands looped over itself. One single needle. I think they call that plaiting in the hair world.

Basically that is what you are doing. I know you will all enjoy making your own journals. There is one of mine on my pinterest. They open flat and are so fun to use. And easy to write in.

~T

I want to get good at journal making so bad...I will definitely be looking up tutorials when I get some free time, thanks for that extra push :).  I'll be checking your pinterest in a minute


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Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 10, 2014 03:47:25 PM
Watsonc7 - I cant believe how fast that package got to you, and I'm glad you liked everything! :)

I used the same fabric for the frame pin cushion as I used for your fabric bowls, just in case you decided to keep them. :p

Also, I think I might be a little bit in love with the glass beads I used for the pins. I need to go buy some more for me. You should totally use the pins. I can always make you more if you bend some!

The baby and I are both doing well. I can't believe how much I have recovered already. We also got a call from the hospital today letting us know that they took out the baby's feeding tube and she can probably come home in a few days!  ;D


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Post by: greybird on February 10, 2014 04:06:41 PM
Watsonc7 - You are very welcome!!!   :D   I had a super hard time letting that journal go, but I'm really glad you enjoyed it so much!    :D   

EmilyXOrange - You are very wecome!!!  :D   I enjoyed picking out some papers for you that I was hoping you would like.  :)   It was the most geometric one I could find, but it looked similar to some things you had pinned.   :)   So glad you enjoyed it!   :D


gamemom, alwaysinmyroom and underthemountain Thank you for the compliments on the journals.    :D   


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Avesthel--what are your plans for that beautiful fabric?
I'm still thinking about what I want to make with it.  :D   I want to make sure the idea is worthy of such pretty fabric.   :)

Avesthel - I'm really glad you like the fabric and that I was able to stuff it all into the mailing envelope! I didn't want to have to cut any of it off, so I refolded it about 5 times before I was able to get it all in the package. :p
I do!   And yes!  when I pulled it out and it fluffed up I was very surprised you were able to fit it all into the envelope!    :D


Love the flower zip pouch!

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That wall of zippers just made my heart jump, You can never have enough zippers!
For reals!   :D   I love zippers!   

Aww, cute wreath.   :)

Ooo... love the metal stamps too!   :)   

And those sewing pins!    pretty!   :)

And the felt dogs are very cute.   :)


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The baby and I are both doing well. I can't believe how much I have recovered already. We also got a call from the hospital today letting us know that they took out the baby's feeding tube and she can probably come home in a few days!   ;D
That's wonderful news!   :D


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 10, 2014 04:19:19 PM
ActsofCraftiness, I still have the bowls you made me, I'm not sure I'll be able to give them up. I always have these grand plans for gifting but I'm finding it really hard to part with things I get from such talented craftsters.  Such great news about the baby, I can't imagine how hard it is on you to not have baby with you right now....we will all be counting down the days with you I'm sure.  And what the what, I didn't know you made the pins!  Wow, I'm always up for more if you ever claim me again, they are seriously beautiful.

Stillatthetop, I love your pinterest moveable art.....so many crafty ideas I want to try out!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 04:22:14 PM
I am relieved to hear that baby is doing well...you will be so busy but it will be happy busy!


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Post by: Averia on February 10, 2014 04:24:37 PM
ActsofCraftiness - Great news about the baby doing well and your speedy recovery! Keep the good news coming.

I haven't heard otherwise, so I am going to assume that Piplup has made it to Ruby Copperhead and go ahead and post a pic of him - He's just made out of plain old ordinary eco felt, but I had fun making him. I was really surprised when a girlfriend stopped by and saw it and asked who the Piplup was for... Who knew she knew her Pokemon?



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Post by: quaggy on February 10, 2014 04:50:55 PM
Here's the stuff I sent to clemiesgirl:

2 kitchen towels


2 pieced potholders



The set all together


wool felt


I had so much fun crafting this claim and will definitely be making a set for me since my kitchen is done in these colors plus pale yellow and is vintage 50's.

Almost through with my last claim hope to send later this week!!!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 06:02:25 PM
Who could use those gorgeous potholders and towels?  they are very pretty, quaggy!

Averia...you make the cutest things!  I have no idea who that is, but it is adorable!


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 10, 2014 06:15:37 PM
It's a full time job keeping up with all the wonderful goodies in this gallery!

Those earrings are beautiful!

I have no idea who Piplup is, but he sure is cute.

The dish towels and potholders are so pretty!  That color combo is just wonderful.


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 10, 2014 06:16:47 PM
Piplup is so cute!  My nephew has carried around a Piplup stuffy for a few years now, he's a fan

The pot holders and towels are so beautiful, almost too pretty to use!


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Post by: MissingWillow on February 10, 2014 06:17:42 PM
Piplup is super cute and quaggy - those are beautiful!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 10, 2014 06:18:43 PM
Beautiful stitching Averia!  Love your sewn goodies Quaggy!


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Post by: JillHogan on February 11, 2014 07:02:08 AM
I love the felt!
On that note, can someone explain to me the differences in felts?
Like, what is the cheap felt from the craft store made from?
And how do you know when you're getting wool felt, and where do you get it?


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 11, 2014 07:20:19 AM
I love the felt!
On that note, can someone explain to me the differences in felts?
Like, what is the cheap felt from the craft store made from?
And how do you know when you're getting wool felt, and where do you get it?

I am not sure what the cheap felt is made from but wool or wool blend felt is SO much better!  It is thicker and cuts much better.  You don't get as many of those fuzzy ends after cutting.  I order mine from Etsy.  Lots of shops have it and I just browse around for the best deal.

I still use craft store felt though for certain things!

I sent my last package for this round out today.


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 11, 2014 07:29:56 AM
I love wool felt, but I always use craft felt for children's things.  So many kids have itchy issues with wool that I'm always afraid to make those things from the good stuff.


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Post by: Averia on February 11, 2014 07:33:29 AM
Quaggy that package is fabulous!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 11, 2014 08:13:25 AM
In US, cheap felt is made from recycled plastic bottles. (In Hungary, I can say there are no much difference between the prices, but we cannot get wool felt in too much stores). Here is a cool comparing article, what are the differences. http://oldschoolacres.typepad.com/old_school_acres/2007/02/how_do_you_like.html
I am working with both of them - jewelries are much easier to make with acryllic felt, but I like wool felt more (especially because I can barely sure that I can buy the same color again.

This gallery rocks, it's always updated with cool stuffs when I get here :) I love that little bird so much, and look at those towels ... those are too cute to ever use it! :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2014 08:38:14 AM
I use a wool blend felt for all of my projects.  I just think it feels heavier, and is so much easier to put a needle through...It holds stitches well and the colors are incredible!  You can buy mulitpacks of your color choosing all over Etsy for reasonable prices!

You really don't have to worry about allergies with wool blends...most people who are "allergic" to wool are probably allergic to any kind of coarse fiber...since most felt projects are not worn next to the skin, there should be no issues at all. Wool felt is soft and smooth.  I have secretly tested it on all of my friends and family who claim to be allergic to wool...so far, no one has has any reactions at all! ;)

I do like acrylic felt for children projects only because I don't like using expensive quality projects if it is going to be played with and ruined in a short while.  I do make baby shoes from the wool felt, however, because it is softer.


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Post by: JillHogan on February 11, 2014 10:37:53 AM
Thanks for the info, everyone, and for the article, grab a coffee!


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Post by: quaggy on February 11, 2014 02:50:08 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments. :-*  I buy my felt from etsy too.  Usually around the slow holidays some sites post a 20% off coupon, best time to buy it is even cheaper! ;)  So much better to work with no stretching it out of shape, cuts super easy and so soft!!!!  Oh I forgot the beautiful colors!!!!!!! ;D


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Post by: quaggy on February 13, 2014 05:52:04 PM
My felt pins arrived from RubyTuesday and boy did she ever deliver!!!!!

At one moment the squirrel is my favorite, then its the cupcake, oh no the owl, woops I think its the snail, no just gotta love the VW,  As you can tell I love them all!!!!

Thank you RubyT for such an awesome package you rocked my wardrobe!!!!!

Just look at all the detail and the even stitches!!!!!!!  The squirrel even has blushed checks!!!!








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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2014 05:53:39 PM
I love felt goodies!  It would be hard to pick a favorite from that group...but I think the squirrel wins! Too cute!


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Post by: mcook72677 on February 13, 2014 06:18:47 PM
Awhile ago I received a cute infinity scarf from LadybugsAndBumblebees and neglected to post pics.  So here it is!



Thanks, Barbara!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2014 06:20:05 PM
I love the black and white!  Looks cushy and warm!


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Post by: mcook72677 on February 13, 2014 06:49:10 PM
And Averia sent me some cute matryoshka goodness.  I'm having fun playing with the blanks.  Thanks, doll!



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Post by: gamemom42 on February 13, 2014 07:03:02 PM
Those felt pins are wonderful.  I like all of them but to me the snail is hands down the best.

The infinity scarf is very pretty.  That would go so nicely with so many things.

Who doesn't love matryoshkas?  That one is so pretty and I love the colors.



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Post by: Alliekat914 on February 13, 2014 09:15:14 PM
Awesome felt pins, lots of detail and I love the rosy cheeks on the squirrel.


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Post by: underthemountain on February 14, 2014 06:05:50 AM
ooh, love the details on the felt goodies!  the scarf is really lovely as is the little Russian doll hoop!   :D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2014 06:12:37 AM
I confess that I did not know they made blanks for those dolls...I though people were painting over existing dolls...wow...I now see tons of possibilities for all sorts of themed sets...what are you planning for yours?


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Post by: JillHogan on February 14, 2014 06:25:13 AM
oohhh...pinning those felt pins!  How cute.  :) (I will be emoticoning everything on account of the hearts that pleasantly surprise me EVERY.SINGLE.HOLIDAY)


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Post by: Averia on February 14, 2014 07:58:37 AM
I confess that I did not know they made blanks for those dolls...I though people were painting over existing dolls...wow...I now see tons of possibilities for all sorts of themed sets...what are you planning for yours?

I am sure there are better places to buy the blanks, but I got that set at Amazon for under $15.

The squirrel is my favorite of the felt pins but they are all adorable!

I love the black and white infinity scarf - very classy look to it.


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Post by: EmilyXOrange on February 14, 2014 08:18:33 AM
I received an awesome tote bag from ActsofCraftiness! Now I'll be able to carry all my groceries from Walmart back to the dorm with out having to squash everything into my back pack. Plus she also sent some post-it notes and a tiny card. (I love tiny cards!)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2014 09:25:53 AM
that bag is wonderful!  It is huge and pretty!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 14, 2014 09:48:20 AM
I have pinned the last three packages!  LOVE the felt badges, the scarf, and that bag! 


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Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 14, 2014 09:58:43 AM
EmilyXOrange - Yay! I'm so glad you like the bag. My sister saw a picture of it and is super jealous of you.  :P


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2014 10:03:10 AM
How is the design put on?  Is it stenciled or fabric?

It is really a clean design...


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Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 14, 2014 10:06:43 AM
How is the design put on?  Is it stenciled or fabric?

It is really a clean design...

I used lots of masking tape and a ruler to create the design/stencil, and then I used fabric paint to paint the triangles. I had no idea what I was doing before I started, and it just happened to be nicely centered on the bag in the end.


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Post by: underthemountain on February 14, 2014 10:28:56 AM
Really neat bag AofC!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2014 11:06:15 AM
You did a fabulous job!


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Post by: A2K on February 14, 2014 11:25:22 AM
You did a fabulous job!

You make my wonder if I might try this -- since you claim you did not know what you were doing!  :D  It surely doesn't show!



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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 14, 2014 01:42:44 PM
I received my birdie pendant from Zadok today, and it is awesome! Zadok, thank you so very much, I know this has been a pain, but I love it so very much!

So here is a picture of me wearing it:

But as if that wasn't enough, she included some extras from my supply list: Seed beads, post its and tiny glass bottles! Which totally lovely, I'd feel even more spoiled if that was at all possible. (The little bottles are so cute! And I use post its for my daily to do lists, for dates, for craft projects, as bookmarks... And beads will always be welcome in my house!)


And a better shot of the pendant, of course!

See? Awesome! Did I mention that the two birdies are meant to represent my daughters. Their daddy wants something like this now, as well... but this one is mine, all mine!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 14, 2014 02:32:05 PM
Nice pendant!


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Post by: mcook72677 on February 14, 2014 02:51:55 PM
I confess that I did not know they made blanks for those dolls...I though people were painting over existing dolls...wow...I now see tons of possibilities for all sorts of themed sets...what are you planning for yours?
Right now they have little boys with toys drawn on them.  Thinking I will be purchasing some paint pens to finish them up.  Will post a pic in a bit.


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Post by: underthemountain on February 14, 2014 03:28:19 PM
ooh, love the birdie pendant!  Zadok, did you dremel stone?


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Post by: underthemountain on February 14, 2014 03:49:10 PM
Hi!  I wanted to share a pic of Lana with her V-day goodies--little amis that Spikefan made for her.  Lana loves them, esp the little octopi! 



Thanks again so much Michelle!


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 14, 2014 05:56:02 PM
That bag is terrific!  I can't imagine producing anything that neat with masking tape and paint.

The bird stone is so unique.  Someday I hope to stop being so afraid of my Dremmel and try something like that.

It's always fun to see Lana with her Craftster-made goodies!  She certainly does look pleased with her Valentine gifts.


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Post by: Alliekat914 on February 14, 2014 08:16:43 PM
I wanted to apologize for not posting pics of the three claims I received yet. I should be able to get the pics up tomorrow.


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Post by: A2K on February 15, 2014 03:19:20 AM
I received some awesome stamps from Lindyv while I was away!



On the right you will see the two large stamps (and cute doggie card) and on the left, the background I made using them!  These are great additions to my journal tools, Lindy!  Thanks!

Lindy also sent me patterns I have been hankering after:  Rowena Rabbit pincushion pattern (http://www.etsy.com/listing/60588047/rowena-rabbit-pincushion-instant?ref=sr_bop_8&ga_search_query=pincushion&ga_view_type=bop&ga_ship_to=XX&ga_search_type=all), Balaclava pattern  (https://www.etsy.com/listing/107054259/balaclava-perfect-for-the-slopes-classic), a beautiful knitted cowl pattern, and this sweater pattern (https://www.google.com/search?q=owls+sweater&client=firefox-a&hs=Caz&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&imgil=wEzc_4f3M_OptM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcTDkmQ9dSm_cOrl4zX2h39s61BB1gdDFUPsQcjFBZYs9lG8-9xQPA%253B1571%253B1047%253BhvqAF_wN_aEGQM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fkatedaviesdesigns.com%25252Fdesigns%25252Fo-w-l-s%25252F&source=iu&usg=__UeMBJduizGJw40oDv7GLQ_L9OgE%3D&sa=X&ei=90z_Urz8Hu-CyAHB6YGYAQ&ved=0CGIQ9QEwAg&biw=1429&bih=742#facrc=_&imgrc=wEzc_4f3M_OptM%253A%3BhvqAF_wN_aEGQM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fneedled.files.wordpress.com%252F2011%252F09%252Fowl.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fkatedaviesdesigns.com%252Fdesigns%252Fo-w-l-s%252F%3B1571%3B1047)!  Thank you, Lindyv!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2014 10:04:35 AM
Love the stone birdie pendant! 

Who can crochet such tiny things?  I am not normally a fan of crochet critters, but when they are tiny and well done, they are too cute for even me to resist!

Lindy really does a nice job on her stamps!  I love them and have it on my list as well (hint hint)...I also love the patterns...I think I am going to put downloadable patterns on my list.  I have the owl sweater one and just need to get brave enough to make it...it has been years since I knit sweaters...


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2014 11:22:05 AM
I have also been bad about posting pics, hence the photo dump!

First, spikefan picked to make me something for my holiday decor resolution!  Here is the cutest monster bunting that is meant for Halloween, but I might keep it up the rest of the year in my craftroom! Showing off the inchies she made and the letter "D" ATC.



Aren't they cute?



I realized that she sent me two ATC's...here is the "D" again with the "L"... two different styles...perfect for what I plan!



She also sent me a bunch of tiny crochet hearts...I think I might string them together or maybe sew them on some mini bags I am making!


Thanks so much for claiming me!  I hope to do justice to what I am sending you next round!

********************

anna.wahnsinn also claimed me!

I got the most lovely beaded necklace in my favorite color: red! It is about 30 inches long so I had to loop it to take a picture...I wore it on Valentine's Day!



She also sent me the cutest beaded "B" inchie and the "C" inchie...I am working on an alphabet sampler of inchies!  Thanks so much!



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Post by: underthemountain on February 15, 2014 11:31:15 AM
Wow, great stamps Lindy!! 
Love the lil' monsters and that beaded necklace is to die for.

what awesome goodies!!!


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Post by: A2K on February 15, 2014 11:34:28 AM
That monster bunting is adorable!

I received a package from texscrapper yesterday and another from Averia today.  LUCKY ME!!!!

I got a hair towel from texscrapper, and while this may not look exciting :



it does the job perfectly:



(I'm adorable, right?)   :D  I will use this daily (unless it's in the wash . . . then I'll pout!)!!!!

Averia sent me a biscornu -- the loveliest biscornu I have ever seen!

   

Averia also sent me a Kumihimo wheel to make round braids.  I admit I'm pretty excited about this . . .



Thanks for swapping, ladies!  And thanks for your awesome organizing abilities, Averia!  (and you, too, spikefan!!!)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2014 11:58:01 AM
I agree that the biscornu is very lovely!  Averia, you are so multi-talented!

Also, the kumihimo looks like it will keep you occupied for a bit!  I am adding that to my own supplies list!

lol love the action shot of that useful and lovely hair towel! Nice job, texscrapper!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 15, 2014 12:47:45 PM
Aw, A2K you are adorable!!  ;D ;D ;D Love the hair towel and the biscornu!!


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Post by: JillHogan on February 15, 2014 12:55:51 PM
What cute little monsters on that bunting!


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Post by: Averia on February 15, 2014 01:19:18 PM
(I'm adorable, right?)  

Why Yes. Yes you are adorable!


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Post by: Alliekat914 on February 15, 2014 04:41:57 PM
I received from three people this week

aunty.hela made me an adorable hoopla



and a personalized picture frame with my dog's name on it. So CUTE... Thank you. :)



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Post by: Alliekat914 on February 15, 2014 04:44:58 PM
EmilyXOrange sent me a pack of Painter's Oil Based markers.



Colorbox ink pad set. It has eight colours and each colour is removable to use and then you put it back to store it.
Sorry I don't know why the picture is showing up upside down.



I also got some really nice beads.
Thank you so much...



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Post by: Alliekat914 on February 15, 2014 04:50:26 PM
A2K made me an AMAZING mug rug that looks like my dog, Ruby a Jack Russell Terrier. So well done, it looks so much like her.



She also sent me some cool fabric.
Dog themed fabric



and some cool be green and recylce fabric



She also sent me a bunch of buttons.



Thank you! I am scared to use my mug rug because I don't want to get it dirty. I may just use it as decoration!


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Post by: A2K on February 15, 2014 04:54:17 PM
Great birdie hoopla and awesome supplies you received, AllieKat!  I'm glad you like your mugrug.  I really enjoyed making it for you!  Jacks have their own special look, and your Ruby is adorable!  I may have to try this project with my own little rascal!  :D  Your avatar picture made a perfect pattern, btw!



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Post by: underthemountain on February 15, 2014 05:06:20 PM
Great stuff!  I adore that mug rug!  :)  I may need to add one to my list.  :)


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 15, 2014 05:20:23 PM
So many wonderful goodies! 

A2K:  You are indeed adorable in your hair wrap towel and what skill that mug rug you made had to have taken.  I would love a mug rug with my cow on it.

Averia:  That biscornu is simply beautiful

aunty.hela:  Cute hoopla!  .....


.... oh, and that monster garland is adorable.

I can not keep up with the goodness in this gallery!





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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2014 05:32:15 PM
cute birdie hoop! 

gosh...I recognized the little doggie in the mug rug immediately!  wow!  Great job! 


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Post by: stillatthetop on February 15, 2014 06:07:53 PM
Alliekat914...enjoy the rug. Use it. And Shout it out! I recently got items that my grandmother had stuffed away for years. Never wanting to get dirty. And she just kept making more things and tucking them away. If my family could have enjoyed them all those years???

If you like it for a wall hanging...go for it, but I say...mess it up. It can be cleaned up in the wash. Maybe a platter to keep the spills to a minimum? Just ideas. I love my mug rugs. And when they get crusty, I just plan to make new covers for them. And hide their ugly parts.

~T


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Post by: spikefan on February 15, 2014 06:40:30 PM
So much awesome stuff!

underthemountain - I'm glad Lana liked her tiny amigurumi!

I received today from texscrapper, she claimed me for some unpaper towels and sent me these awesome cupcake ones with snaps.



Love them! Thanks texscrapper! ;D


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Post by: underthemountain on February 15, 2014 07:03:35 PM
Spikefan, Lana adores them!  It was the first thing she told my mom/sis about when they called today.  She's carrying the little octopi everywhere.  :)

Yay for unpapertowels!  What a great way to save the trees!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 16, 2014 01:23:57 AM
Oh, I was away for some days, and this forum is full of awesome stuffs again! I love those little monsters - I am just making 'pocket monsters' from felt, so I have an idea who should I claim next ;-)
I am a bit late with claims, but I have the last OWS100 claim ready to send, already packaged it to Alliecat... now, I am back to work on 101 ones :))


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 16, 2014 05:03:03 AM
A2k you are super adorable in your awesome towel wrap, work it!

I love the triangle tote, really cool
The dog mug rug is awesome, I need to put wishes up for our two dogs, so cute!
Texscrapper is the unpapertowel maker to my car trash bag maker :). I have received a few sets from her and we love them! 
The birdie hoop is also adorable...I don't know how you ladies make felt look so awesome!

I'm missing things, I just know it, the gallery got busy in the last few days


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Post by: littlefawnpug on February 16, 2014 12:23:07 PM
Oh, those cupcake unpaper towels are awesome.  :)  That hair towel is pretty nifty too. 


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Post by: luckdragon on February 16, 2014 12:53:03 PM
Wow, apparently I have missed like 15 pages of swap goodness!  The HP peg people are adorable!  Baby bean and the reversible monster - cuteness overload!!  AIMR - wow, I wish I lived near a wall of zippers!  A2k - amazing job on the doggie mug rug!  spikefan - I can't believe you can crochet such teeny tiny amis!!



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Post by: littlefawnpug on February 17, 2014 08:39:14 AM
Alright, heres my package that I recieved from quaggy.  She  claimed me for stamps, fabric and zipper pouches.  The amount of goodies she sent was such a surprize though!  She has totally spoiled me.  She sent me a ton of fabric, 3 zipper pouches, stamps and as extras she included cards and a knit kit!  I was so happy when I opened this package.  Thank you so much quaggy for your generosity and kindness.  Now, to show everyone the goodies.

First off we have fabric.  Its all so awesome!  I am so ready to get to sewing things with it!


And although its all great, here are my favorites.  Look at those cute little woodland critters!


then theres the zipper pouches.  check out the fabric quaggy used, yarn balls!  Ah ha ha ha!  Love it, and then theres a close up of the little yarn zipper pull charms.  So cute.  Also in the picture is a gel pen, stamps and blank card for sending snail mail to my loved ones in other states.



And lastly she included this neato knit kit.  I opened it after taking pictures and has a circular needle, 2 stitch markers, a needle, a book of knitting tips and stitch definitons and a whole heap of cards with knitting patterns.  Theres scarves, socks, baby booties, hat, leg warmers and other goodies.  I think the first thing I will make will be the baby booties.


Thank you so much quaggy!  Were on a tight budget so, I really appreciate all the goodies you sent.  Theres enough goodies to keep me busy sewing, card sending and knitting for a long time.  :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 17, 2014 08:43:53 AM
Great additions to the gallery!  I am so glad you like your stamps A2K! 

I LOVE that hair wrap!  I could totally use one of those :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2014 09:13:38 AM
oh my goodness...there certainly are plenty of goodies to keep you crafting for a while, missmoppet!

I love that you got a variety of things...those knit charms are just so cute...and the fabric selection is great...

quaggy is just making sure that crafting goes on forever!! We love members like her...generous and talented!!


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Post by: quaggy on February 17, 2014 09:48:02 AM
To kind y'all have helped me make room for myself in my craft room.


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Post by: A2K on February 17, 2014 10:28:20 AM
To kind y'all have helped me make room for myself in my craft room.

Ha ha!  I can relate!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on February 17, 2014 12:59:45 PM
I love thooose fabrics! :) So cute!


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Post by: luckdragon on February 18, 2014 05:17:55 PM
I received a glorious painting from rockmygypsysoul today!  Don't you love those days when the mailbox is full of goodies from 4 swaps!!  HAPPY DAY!



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Post by: gamemom42 on February 18, 2014 06:01:25 PM
Beautiful painting!  What size is it? 


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Post by: luckdragon on February 18, 2014 06:30:25 PM
It's 11x14"! And I don't think it shows very well in the picture, but there are glittery swirls and glitter in the green paint on the ground.   I love how whimsical it is :)


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Post by: underthemountain on February 18, 2014 06:32:47 PM
We received a wonderful package from Luckdragon today!
She claimed me for an embroidered tee for Lana, but then spoiled the heck outta us.

Lana squealed when she saw her tee!  It is beyond cute!!



Karen also included one of her famous unidog tees.  LOVE!!


And finally she sent along 2 fab Sizzix dies for me!!  :)  These will be perfect for the cards I'm planning!


Thanks so much Karen.  We love everything!!!






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Post by: lindyv321 on February 19, 2014 08:16:20 AM
Love the Unidog!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 19, 2014 09:28:53 AM
those bitty squirrels are great!


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Post by: luckdragon on February 19, 2014 09:39:16 AM
Lana is so cute! Thanks for posting an action shot! :)  They are the powerpuff squirrels!

and the unidog is a screen print so if anyone else wants one, just add it to your list or PM me.  I'd love to get more use out of the screen before I clean it off.


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Post by: underthemountain on February 19, 2014 10:54:45 AM
Lana is so cute! Thanks for posting an action shot! :)  They are the powerpuff squirrels!

and the unidog is a screen print so if anyone else wants one, just add it to your list or PM me.  I'd love to get more use out of the screen before I clean it off.

heehee, I forgot to include that fact.  When I told Lana that they were the Powerpuff Squirrels she pointed to the acorn and asked if that was factor X.  :)


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Post by: littlefawnpug on February 19, 2014 05:37:39 PM
Lana is so cute! Thanks for posting an action shot! :)  They are the powerpuff squirrels!

Mwah ha ha ha ha ha!  Thats both hilarious and totally awesome.  Love it...powerpuff squirrels. 


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Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2014 05:38:14 PM
Eek!  Another day of wonderful!!  Today we received our awesome pic from Rockmygypsysoul!!  Boy, did she ROCK this.  :)  The detail is amazing.  Look at her hair and all the textures in the jacket!  Eek!  We love it!!!



Thank you sooo much JoAnn!!!  :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 20, 2014 06:38:13 PM
wow!  Such artistic talent!  The textures are amazing...shadows and highlights are right on...what size is it?


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Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2014 06:53:24 PM
I know!!   ;D  It's 8 x 10 inches.  I wish it were big enough to cover a wall!  :)


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 20, 2014 06:57:51 PM
No, seriously, it's not fair to give me credit for just about anything but patience  :D.  I WILL post a tutorial tomorrow so you can all feel free to make your own and then take credit (I won't tell, I promise)  ;)


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 20, 2014 07:01:57 PM
WOW!!  Ohhhh I'll be looking for that tutorial....but I have a feeling it will be like a sandwich, it always tastes better when someone else makes it for you :). That is a beautiful picture!


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Post by: A2K on February 20, 2014 07:24:42 PM
Wow!  Nice score, UTM!  Gypsy - that is totally awesome!  Can't wait to see how that's done!


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Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 20, 2014 07:37:55 PM
That's awesome utm & rockmygypsysoul! I can't wait for the tutorial. :)


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Post by: Alliekat914 on February 20, 2014 08:13:34 PM
That is amazing, I am also looking forward to the tutorial.


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Post by: Averia on February 21, 2014 03:22:58 AM
Whoops, I got pictures on the computer yesterday but they didn't make it all the way to craftster.

Here are the amazing gloves that A2K made for me! They are absolutely perfect!


She went a little overboard with the extras. so much Aida!!! Including a really huge piece of 22 count (seriously huge as in purchased by the yard) and 2 lovely cross stitched towels that she found. Somehow not in the picture are a pack of my favorite needles and a cute vintage needle pack


Thank you A2K! I feel totally spoiled!


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 21, 2014 03:27:38 AM
Wow, I would think one amazing glove like that would more than fulfill a medium claim (although such a claim would leave you with one cold hand)... you were seriously spoiled!  I am seriously jealous of all that Aida.


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Post by: A2K on February 21, 2014 04:05:23 AM
If anyone deserves spoiling, Averia, it's you!  :D


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Post by: underthemountain on February 21, 2014 05:02:08 AM
Yay!  Can't wait for the tutorial RMGS!!  :)

Amazing gloves!!  Love A2K's knitting!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 21, 2014 05:50:27 AM
Those gloves are amazing!  I want Tardis gloves, but my knitting abilities are not quite there yet...and all of that aida cloth!  wow...I think it means A2K wants to see more of Averia's neddlework... ;D

man, I would love to try my hand at doing a portrait like that...


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 21, 2014 08:31:01 AM
Love the painting of Lana! 

I so want those TARDIS mitts!  Pinned :)


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 21, 2014 08:48:36 AM
Yesterday I got a claim from Gamemom42 for a raindrop cloud and man she made a gorgeous one.  She used beautiful red and white fabric that she had used to make a purse for her daughter over twenty years ago, I am totally in love with it.  I love the red, white, pink and grey together..it fits in my daughter's room perfectly. When my daughter went into her room and saw it, she said "why did you put that in my room?".  I said (worried she didn't like it) "because a craftster made it for you, don't you like it?"  She said "YES, it's beautiful!!  I didn't know it was for meeee!"   Phew!  She doesn't normally get excited about decorations, so that was a huge response lol. 
Gamemom42 also sent some really beautiful pink fabric as well, a huge piece. I will definitely find projects to sew up with that, I love the stripes and details on the fabric. Thanks so much Gamemom!





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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 21, 2014 10:16:16 AM
I love the picture of your daughter with her raincloud!!  She even matches it!

My goodness...this group is so thoughtful when it comes to family...

I apologize to my wonderful swap friends for missing some pictures of the lovely things I have received!  I was reviewing Averias's front page to see if all of the things have a pp in front and some were missing! Bad me!

Here is the lovely art that jo_mama sent!  I have always admire her work and finally have a piece to hang on the wall...you guys might not be able to see, but the background page is about Stalin...i studied Russian history, art, literature and language when i was in college!!  It was just a neat coincidence!

Thanks so much!  I already have a frame ready for it!



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Post by: JillHogan on February 21, 2014 11:41:35 AM
What a fun rain cloud!


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 21, 2014 12:47:24 PM
I'm so glad your daughter likes her raincloud and that you like the colors I chose.  When you gave me a list of colors that would work I immediately thought of that red and white fabric.  When my 27 year old daughter saw me working on the cloud, she kept eying it strangely and finally said, "Oh, that's from my purse!".  She thought I had upcycled her Valentine purse from oh so long ago.  She was relieved to find that I had simply been hoarding the scraps from that project for most of her life. 

You'll notice the hanger is very off center.  When I decided to make the cloud asymmetrical I didn't realize it would make it very hard to hang.  I think I finally positioned that ring properly for the cloud to hang nicely but you may have to tweak that if I missed the mark.  Sometimes a bit of out of the box creativity causes issues I don't expect :-\

Sorry that piece of pink fabric is such a wadded up mess.  That was thrown in as an afterthought because the box I used was so big.  That fabric has been stuffed in a plastic tub for a very very long time.  I hope you can find something fun to do with it.  Originally it made the prettiest Easter dress for one of my girls and the white design was a wide border along the bottom hem.  My other daughter had the same dress in blue.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 21, 2014 01:43:22 PM
I love it when there is history behind some of the items that are sent...what lovely memories...but nice to move the fabric to a new chance for "life" ;D


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 21, 2014 03:55:01 PM
Okay!!  Cheat art tutorial up  :D https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431724.0#axzz2u0FpL2hU


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Post by: Watsonc7 on February 21, 2014 04:34:07 PM
I'm so glad your daughter likes her raincloud and that you like the colors I chose.  When you gave me a list of colors that would work I immediately thought of that red and white fabric.  When my 27 year old daughter saw me working on the cloud, she kept eying it strangely and finally said, "Oh, that's from my purse!".  She thought I had upcycled her Valentine purse from oh so long ago.  She was relieved to find that I had simply been hoarding the scraps from that project for most of her life. 

You'll notice the hanger is very off center.  When I decided to make the cloud asymmetrical I didn't realize it would make it very hard to hang.  I think I finally positioned that ring properly for the cloud to hang nicely but you may have to tweak that if I missed the mark.  Sometimes a bit of out of the box creativity causes issues I don't expect :-\

Sorry that piece of pink fabric is such a wadded up mess.  That was thrown in as an afterthought because the box I used was so big.  That fabric has been stuffed in a plastic tub for a very very long time.  I hope you can find something fun to do with it.  Originally it made the prettiest Easter dress for one of my girls and the white design was a wide border along the bottom hem.  My other daughter had the same dress in blue.

The cloud is perfect!  And ohhh the pink fabric is also perfect....I was way to excited about it that I didn't even notice how badly I had folded it, I really need to learn to take pics calmly!  Love it all!

I'm totally about to check out the tutorial RMGS, thanks!


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Post by: quaggy on February 21, 2014 06:22:57 PM
I just got my laptop out from repairs, not fixed a trip back and mega hours at work but finally able to post pictures from two claims arrived this week!

1st up from  missmoppet --> quaggy for a plethora of those crochet fruit appliques


and boy did missmoppet deliver not only did I get amazing fruit appliques that I want to add to a blue jean purse but she also sent 5 sock monkey cozies that are oh so cute.  This give me 10 in total to give to my sister for gifts to her quilting group!  She is gonna be shocked!

here we go!!!! Just look at the tiny stitches makes my eyes hurt and my heart beat knowing someone spent so much time on this fantastic fruit and all for me!!!!

some close ups!!!




missmoppet also sent me 5 adorable  sock monkey cozies!!!  
These will be spread around to my sisters quilting group

Can you see the specks of color in the 3rd one?



And missmoppet sent me an extra, a hot pad in my kitchen colors!!!  This will not be used but cherished by hanging on the wall!!!!!


I was truly spoiled!!!!!

My 2nd claim came from

Alliekat914 --> quaggy for jewelry and fat quarters

alliekat sent a fabulous package of spoilage too!

Fabrics to add to my stash..... I never buy solids and always have to rush to the store when I need them which I always do so these were perfect!  Then there are 2 owl fat quarters and a piece of yardage with the cutest owl print, alliekat stalked me well!


This black and white print is so cute!!!  I want to use it to make myself something special!


Smarties which disappeared today at work as an afternoon snack!


Next I opened this cute tin!!!


and spoilage was inside!  I love dragonflies, silver and black so all three rolled into this beautiful set of jewelry made me awestruck!  I wore the pieces to work and had so many compliments and so glad no other females live in my house!
 






missmoppet and alliekat you are both amazing,  Thank you so much for such wonderful claims!!!!!!!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 21, 2014 06:31:41 PM
I am jealous of your dragonflies!  Lovely and fun jewelry!

Also, those sock monkey cozies are going to be a hit...your sister is going to owe you!


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Post by: gamemom42 on February 21, 2014 06:33:52 PM
I love the crocheted fruits.  Those would be really cute as fridge magnets.



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on February 21, 2014 06:47:35 PM
I love the crocheted fruits.  Those would be really cute as fridge magnets.



That message was also sent to me by missmoppet, she left them plain so I could decide if I wanted to use them as magnets or decorations.  I really want to show them off so a purse I think it will be, but I am a women and we have been known to change our mind!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on February 21, 2014 08:57:26 PM
I love the crocheted fruits.  Those would be really cute as fridge magnets.



That message was also sent to me by missmoppet, she left them plain so I could decide if I wanted to use them as magnets or decorations.  I really want to show them off so a purse I think it will be, but I am a women and we have been known to change our mind!

Well, if you ever want more just keep them on your list and I can make more.  So you can have decorations and magnets.  :)  Your dragon fly jewelry is pretty, and what a neat tin they were in.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Grab a coffee on February 21, 2014 11:54:41 PM
Amazing things! I love those fabrics again, and that tin is awesome too! :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 22, 2014 02:23:00 PM
aunty.hela received and asked me to post pics of what I sent her.  Unfortunately, the USPS had a mishap with their machines and tore her package so a few of them were a bit damaged, luckily I sent extras so hopefully it was still a decent package.  :(   
Anyhow here's what I sent: a donut (made by another Craftster, don't remember who but we swapped for a bunch of her handmade charms), a button bracelet, a bead/rings bracelet, an anchor bracelet, and 2 chainmaile bracelets.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on February 23, 2014 08:42:53 AM
here is the pic of my angel item received from rockmygypsysoul JoAnn from this swap.....

it is a beautiful prayer flag with a star of glittery buttons and swirls of silver glitter on blue star flannel fabric. Reach for the stars!

It still has not gotten up on the wall, hopefully today. Thanks again JoAnn for being my angel and sending me this prayer flag!

Hugs, Laurel


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2014 08:57:34 AM
I love the prayer flag...it has a wonderful message and is lovely with the glittered buttons!

Sorry to hear about the damaged postal bag!  Those are jewelry lovely pieces, UTM!  Aunty. hela also received from me...guess I will post what I made for her since it seems she is busy or unable to post pics:

I made her a candy pouch.  I also sent her a recycled sweater pouch that I had made earlier since it had colors she liked:
I had to use two different candies since I did not want to eat any more Skittles...just kidding...I just liked the two different bags!
Side one:

Side two:


Birdie pouch side one:

Birdie pouch side two:


I also sent her some lace to use for future projects!  I had a blast crafting these for you, aunty.hela...hope you can rejoin us soon!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on February 23, 2014 09:18:39 AM
Love the candy pouches Alwaysinmyroom!
And the sweater pouch with bird and flower are great too!

I was just reading on how to do the candy pouches, does the wrapper get melted at all when you put on the vinyl? It looks like such a fun project, tho im not very seasoned yet with zippers.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 23, 2014 10:08:28 AM
very cool pouches Always!  :)  I really love the birdie!!  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2014 10:42:11 AM
Love the candy pouches Alwaysinmyroom!
And the sweater pouch with bird and flower are great too!

I was just reading on how to do the candy pouches, does the wrapper get melted at all when you put on the vinyl? It looks like such a fun project, tho im not very seasoned yet with zippers.

you must follow the instructions that comes with the iron on vinyl...it comes with a paper insert that you use to put between the vinyl and your iron...your iron must never touch the candy wrapper or the vinyl...because, yes, they both will melt!

Once the vinyl is attached, it sort of turns the flimsy candy wrapper into a very flexible "fabric" and is easy to sew...I thought the instructions on pinterest were wonderful!  I plan on making more bag pouches using some potato chip and coffee bags...some of them are so colorful and have interesting designs!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Grab a coffee on February 23, 2014 12:23:38 PM
I love those candy bags... will make one for myself - thanks for alwaysinmyroom! :-) I'll do with my Dove bags too... hmm... I didn't know what to eat, now I have an idea lol :))


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 23, 2014 04:54:13 PM
I need candy pouches!!!  The birdie pouch is adorable too but I am just in love with the whole zippered candy pouch idea.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on February 24, 2014 12:30:07 PM
I LOVE the tree artwork from Jo Mama!!! And those candy pouches are too cute!  The bracelets are lovely too. 

My package to luckdragon is having some issues getting to her... My fault, I double checked the address and put the wrong street name... I am assuming it will eventually get returned to me so I can resend it to the correct address or maybe the postal fairies will smile on me and get it where it needs to go on it's own!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on February 24, 2014 03:19:51 PM
Oh no! I hope it finds its way!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: spikefan on February 24, 2014 07:47:05 PM
Great stuff! What pretty jewelry and love the skittles/M&M pouch!

I received from JillHogan today, she claimed me for this adorable clay Tik Tok from Return to Oz. Isn't he so cute?! Love him! Thanks JillHogan!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on February 25, 2014 05:18:44 PM
Those candy pouches are neat.  I had to google how to make them just now.  I have trouble with zippers. But the tutorial I seen made the zipper part look simple enough.  Are the pouches water proof and washable?  I need to look into making some. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 26, 2014 09:30:12 AM
I think mama24boys got busy or else I can't find where she posted pics of what I sent to her...hope she does not mind so I can cross this off my swap "to do" list! Sorry if these have been posted...the all images is not working for me to check.

I made her two calorimetries.  She said the purple one fit her daughter so they each have one! YAY!




And, she said that she did not have a Ninny!! WHAT??? Unacceptable!!!  Everyone needs a Ninny! :D



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 26, 2014 09:51:13 AM
Aw, love TikTok!!

Great knitting and cute lil' Ninny!  I sure that Daysie is loving him to bits!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 26, 2014 09:52:02 AM
I think momma is keeping that one...if not, I am going to have to make her another one of her own!! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on February 26, 2014 11:16:10 AM
Love that Ninny! So cute :)

I forgot to take a picture of a couple of things that I sent - I'm hoping that my partner will be able to post some pictures eventually...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: mama24boyz on February 26, 2014 12:55:55 PM
I may have had to hide him on Daysie  ::) I love him!!  And I'm so sorry for not getting my pics up in a reasonable time. I have one of Daysie wearing her calorimetry!

I did take pics of my things from always individually too, but your pics are better always!  And I love it all!

I also have to show you what lindy sent us too. Ethan is my little melodramatic special guy and a lot of times by the end of the day he is just worn out and just down on himself. He's been diagnosed ADHD just recently but there is so much more going on there. So it's hard for him to learn and in his class he is so far behind everyone else and it just brings him down. He is such a happy kid though usually, but by the end of the day he's exhausted and frustrated. I thought this would be so perfect to hang above his bed just to remind him that he is loved!

Thanks so much lindy!! The stitching is just perfect!

And lastly emilyxorange claimed me for a thingy for craftster swag. I love love it!!! I didn't want to get a pic of it until I hung it up and I finally got all the hardware to hang it and I'm starting to fill it up!  It looks way better than the one I pinned! She claimed me for a heat gun too and sent a brand new one!!!


Thanks so much ladies!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 26, 2014 01:25:12 PM
OMG Daysie is so big and beautiful!!  What lovely eyes!!  :)
Love the hoop!  I'm sure that Ethan knows he's loved, but it will be a sweet reminder.  I bet it will make him smile every time he sees it.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 26, 2014 02:16:19 PM
So many nice things still showing up in this gallery!  The calorimetries are wonderful.  I don't have the right hair for those but I'm so jealous of those who do. 

The hoop is a perfect reminder for your sweet son mama.  One of my daughter's grew up with some pretty exhausting issues as well and my mother made her an embroidered piece as a reminder too. She always acted like it didn't mean that much, but years later she admitted that she read that saying every night before going to bed.  I'm glad your little guy has a lindy made hoop to lift him up every night.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 26, 2014 02:27:04 PM
oh no worries, mama24boys!  awwwww---what a sweetie...she is just gorgeous!  I will have to make a ninny just for her!  thanks for posting the action shot...those are my favorites!

What a fabulous hoop...lindy is rocking the hoops!

And I love the wall storage thingie! ;D



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 26, 2014 07:12:31 PM
I am bad at trying to find the pictures I take...I should just use one computer to download them to!!

Here are the goodies I received from gamemom42...she made me two beautiful hearts for my collection. She put a lot of my favorite details into these hearts!  I love that each is a different style!



My hubby is a drummer and wanted to know if he could hang the music one in his waiting room...it is perfect for all of the kids and parents to admire!



She also sent the cutest paisley theme hoop (I love paisleys!)...a bookmark and a cute card.  Thanks so much for these happy goodies!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 26, 2014 07:38:35 PM
I'm so glad you like the things I made for you.  I'm especially happy that your husband likes the music heart, husbands are usually pretty hard to impress with our crafty goodies.  I didn't make that adorable little card and right this minute I can't remember who did.  It was one of you amazing crafters so speak up if you made it (I'm thinking A2K but I could be wrong). 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on February 27, 2014 06:01:20 AM
Nope, not me.  I haven't ventured very far into papercraft.  I'm honored you thought it was me, though!  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on February 27, 2014 11:23:00 AM
I feel terrible that I can't remember who made them.  I got a whole set of different ones similar to that one and they are each and every one wonderful.  I have used them sparingly and only when it "feels right" because I dread not having any of them anymore.  Oh well, the memory isn't what it used to be. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on February 27, 2014 12:58:12 PM
What a lovely package!  I love both of those hearts. 

My package to luckdragon looks like it was FINALLY delivered today!  I hope it survived it's long journey!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 27, 2014 01:17:37 PM
I have been trying to encourage members to sign and date their notecards and pieces when they swap ...my memory is not great either...I love to be able to tell my friends who made something for me by just looking at it...whoever made it...it is cute!! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on February 27, 2014 02:09:35 PM
Wow!  Really love the music heart! 

Hehe, yep the ol' memory isn't what it used to be....


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 28, 2014 01:27:21 PM
I have something to post again, I got my chair socks from Ruby Copperhead from the post office today! Ruby sent 2 sets, so now we make less noise in the morning between 5 and 7... and so well made!
Look, perfect!


And an action shot:


Ruby, these are seriously perfect, fit like a glove, and I love the colours. Thank you very, very much!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 28, 2014 02:54:55 PM
I love the chair socks! I should probably make some so our chairs won't scratch the floor anymore. I think our dog has scratched the floor far more than the chairs ever could though.  :-\


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: littlefawnpug on February 28, 2014 06:38:58 PM
Hmmm....chair socks.  Thats a very neat idea.  I'm considering making some for our kitchen table now, but I ponder the thought if dog hair would be attracted to them like magnets.  I could make them in tan so my younger dogs fur would just blend in, but then my black dogs fur would really be noticeable.  *sigh*  Maybe I'll just crochet them for one chair and see how if dog hair sticks to them. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 01, 2014 11:33:19 AM
Tying up loose ends....still trying to find my action shots of the loveliness that ActsofCraftiness sent to me...I don't think I am leaving out any of my other wonderful swap partners....

I did find these pictures of what I sent to rockmygypsysoul...I also sent her some lace to use in her awesome art projects, but no pic of that since most people know what lace looks like... ;D...

Anyhow...I made her a set of quilted coasters in her lovely white and cobalt color scheme:



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on March 01, 2014 11:37:43 AM
Those are gorgeous!  I might have to steal borrow your idea for making those. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 01, 2014 11:44:06 AM
They are a bit time-consuming at first, but rather easy to do...

Piece your scraps together --you can make them straight and even or wonky like I like to do...

Cut the pieced together into a 4 inch square.  Add one inch of "border" around the square....this now makes the square 5 inches

Cut a piece of batting and a piece of fabric for the back, 5 inch square.

Right sides together and sew around 1/2" seams....leave a spot to turn inside out.

Turn and sew up hole with ladder stitch.  Stitch in the ditch around the "border" and then whatever you like in the center...I like spirals!

Hope you will make some...everyone can use coasters... ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on March 01, 2014 12:50:44 PM
I prefer wonky, too.  Thanks for the how-to!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on March 01, 2014 01:31:02 PM
Those coasters are gorgeous. 

The chair sock thing just cracks me up for some reason.  I see the usefulness of a nice quiet chair sock, but I think it's just hilarious that someone thought of that.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 01, 2014 01:52:45 PM
Those coasters are gorgeous. 

The chair sock thing just cracks me up for some reason.  I see the usefulness of a nice quiet chair sock, but I think it's just hilarious that someone thought of that.

Hilarious, that's roughly what I thought when I first saw them pinned, I think. But then I thought about my parents trying to sleep downstairs when we start getting up at five, and now that I have tried them out I can say: Brilliant! I don't even know if the sound carried downstairs that much, but if it did, it should be noticeably reduced now. Plus they look fun!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: A2K on March 01, 2014 07:01:17 PM
Nice coasters!  Great how to!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on March 01, 2014 07:21:52 PM
great chair socks and coasters.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: texscrapper on March 01, 2014 08:00:46 PM
Here are some fabulous goodies that I received in this swap!

From PFD - I wanted a Feb & Nov birthstone TOLP for my mother in law - her children are both Feb Bdays and all of the grandchildren were born in Nov! It is beautiful - even hubby commented on how neat it was!



ANNNNNDDDD An AMAZING hoop from luckdragon! Hubby always says that WALL*E and EVA remind him of our relationship. I was able to give this to him on Valentine's Day and he took it straight to work! I had to get him to bring it home for a picture, which is why it took so long to post. Thank you luckdragon - it made his day!



Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Alliekat914 on March 02, 2014 05:02:50 PM
I received from Grab a Coffee ornaments from my Pinterest and some charms. I love it all...

Adorable puppy paws and a white puppy like my Ruby


Adorable penguins


And some cool charms


THANK YOU! :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on March 03, 2014 01:17:44 PM
I need some of those chair socks too!  I have almost purchased some leg covers on Amazon but they are a bit pricey...

Everything else is looking good too!  I really like how the moon was done on the Wall-E hoop.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 03, 2014 02:14:38 PM
What cute felt goodies!  The penguins are my favorite!

Love the TOL mixed gem pendant...very lush looking!

And, the hoop is just incredible!  The details are so tiny! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: gamemom42 on March 03, 2014 02:40:03 PM
anna.wahnsinn claimed me for a dollhouse for my dollhouse and boy did she deliver!  I told her that it would be fine if the furniture in the house was just drawn or painted on the walls if that's the way she wanted to make it.  Well, she didn't take me up on that and instead made this incredibly detailed, teeny tiny little dollhouse for my dollhouse family!




Can you believe how perfect it is?  Even my husband was very impressed and that's really saying something.  

Every time my granddaughter gets to come to my house (which isn't very often  :(), I have some little addition to the dollhouse for her to discover.  I can not wait til she looks in and sees this little beauty!

anna also sent a roll of fun tape and this pretty bee charm:



Thanks so so much anna!  I am in awe of your skills.  


------------------------------------------------------------

And the goodies just keep coming!  Clemiesgirl claimed me for a Waldorf inspired Viking playset and made one that surpasses anything I could have hoped for!



My youngest daughter is a history buff with a love of Viking history in particular (among a few other periods and cultures).  As many of you know by now, I am working hard to fill a trunk with Craftster made baby things for one of these days when my two daughters have children.  I saw a playset like this on Pinterest and pinned it on my crafty wishes board never really believing I would be claimed for it.  I was so happy to be claimed and even happier when I unwrapped it and saw how wonderfully made it is. 

Here are the three Vikings a little closer:



Thank you so much clemiesgirl for making what will certainly be a treasured keepsake.








Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on March 03, 2014 02:50:01 PM
Wow that is very detailed!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on March 03, 2014 03:36:58 PM
Wow!  So tiny!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 04, 2014 05:42:50 AM
You are collecting some pretty impressive things!

The tiny dollhouse is just incredible!

Love the Vikings!  Nothing says love like handmade...they look like they will be fun and imaginative!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on March 04, 2014 05:45:45 AM
Wowsa, that teeny tiny bookshelf inside that dollhouse has me in awe.

Love the vikings and all the nice stitching too.  Great stuff everyone!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 04, 2014 12:00:31 PM
Thank you ladies, I was so happy making that little house (exceot for that wonky dresser type thingy in the living room)! And I'm open to suggestions.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 04, 2014 12:16:13 PM
I have had a seriously messed up couple of weeks around here and am woefully out of date with posting pics!  And now, again, I'm not sure where my awesome coasters from alwaysinmyroom are, nor my gorgeous beaded cuff from phoenixfiredesign.  I've been sick so much that now my husband has taken to actually putting things away only I have no idea where he's putting them.  I wish I were lying but it's unbelievably too.  Plus then he doesn't remember where he put them, either.

Seriously.  My phone's been lost since Friday and I'm a freelance writer.  Please don't take anything as an indication of how much I love, love, LOVE everything I've been getting!!

But now that I have located both my camera and my memory card (in two different places) and my gorgeous bracelet from underthemountain (though not the necklace nor cards she sent), I thought I could at least post that.   ::) :-[

So...my wonderful bracelet


And the flash is all weird here but it's the closest to the actual color - they have this really soft almost-peach luster which is difficult to show since it's actually pretty much my skin color  :D


It is so much prettier in person than I could capture.  In point of fact, we have a craft fair later this month and I am applying for a juried fine arts show that will take place next month and intend to wear this for both!  Underthemountain, if you decide to sell these in your shop, shoot me some business cards since I'm pretty sure people will ask about it!!  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on March 04, 2014 12:45:58 PM
Yay!  Thanks for the action shot RMGS!!  :)  It looks great on you.  :)
Haha.  I don't think I can muster up the energy to make them to sell.  I just like making them for my Craftster friends.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 04, 2014 03:44:36 PM
We've got your back , rockmygypsysoul!  We have all had those crazy times so no worries...things will find their way back to "normal" soon!

Wow--love the bracelet...

UTm--do you have pics of the necklace?  Did it match the bracelet?  Please post if you do...I love seeing your jewelry!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on March 04, 2014 04:00:32 PM
Hi Always!!  I posted what I sent before in our 50 thread...but here's a pic of my package to RMGS!  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 05, 2014 05:39:26 AM
I love that heart necklace...and the cards...I remember asking you how they were done--beautiful stuff!

Do you have a stamp or something for the faux bois?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on March 05, 2014 09:23:39 AM
I love that heart necklace...and the cards...I remember asking you how they were done--beautiful stuff!

Do you have a stamp or something for the faux bois?

Thanks!  Yes!  I have a lovely bark stamp!  :)  I'll add one to your package!  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on March 05, 2014 09:58:50 AM
I adore those cards!  The bark and the trees are just fab!  I also love the heart pendant, but I think you already knew that ;)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 05, 2014 11:08:45 AM
lol I am not going to comment on anything you make for a while, UTM....


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on March 08, 2014 11:04:11 AM
I received a fabulous clock from lindy!!  I couldn't get a good picture of it, so Lindy, if you have a better one, please post it


and a cute little garden fairy



Thank you!!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Grab a coffee on March 09, 2014 05:11:02 AM
I am so sorry, I'm so bad in posting pictures... I'm trying to upload everything I've got in the last few weeks! So, first of all, in OWS100 I was claimed by mcook72677, who made me awesome handmade soaps!
I am sorry that I cannot post the smell of these awesome soaps, but I hope, you can guess by the looks:

Closer look:



The felted one already went to my mom, she asked it first time she smell that... others are MIINE! :))
Thanks a lot, Mandy, I love them! :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 09, 2014 10:12:23 AM
I bet a lot of people enjoyed the smells as it traveled to you! ;D

They are also lovely...felted soap is nice because it has its own washcloth...very nice...I need to add home made soap to my list!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on March 09, 2014 05:02:30 PM
I am glad it finally got there luckdragon!!!  The fairy was originally very different but the post office destroyed the first one!  I will post photos tomorrow


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on March 10, 2014 09:29:59 AM
Here is a better picture of the clock I made for luckdragon


And the original fairy shrine.  I couldn't find another jar thingy like this after the first one was destroyed by the postal service so I had to come up with something else.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 10, 2014 11:15:45 AM
nice fairy jar thingie!  The clock is very clever...I would never know what time it is... ;D...

lol--glad to see someone else using the washer/dryer as a picture taking background...hey, it's white! ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on March 10, 2014 12:50:53 PM
That's sad that the first fairy got destroyed.  The glass bell cover was so cute!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on March 12, 2014 03:51:26 PM
Ruby sent me a lovely set of bright and cheery crocheted flowers--just what i needed, these last 2 days at work have been horrible, im super uber stressed and ready to just quit. id really love to just stay home and craft, but I don't think I can cover our family's insurance and pay bills doing that :( but it is a thought.



5 big ones and 8 little ones, I could make a garland just out of these, but once I start putting all the awesome flowers I've received, it will be a lovely addition to our home. She also included a post card of her town in Germany.

Thanks Ruby!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 12, 2014 04:18:41 PM
The colors go so nice together...they would be lovely as a garland or even a table runner...I love how many layers they have...gives them depth...

Hang in there...this too shall pass...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on March 12, 2014 04:34:22 PM
I wish I could stay home and craft all day too!  Or read! 

Those flowers are very lovely!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: Averia on March 12, 2014 04:41:41 PM
I want that blue flower!!!

Ooh, I also want a fairie under glass - that was adorable! I can't believe the post office ruined it. (not saying the other one isn't cute too ya know... it's just the glass added such a nice touch to it)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on March 12, 2014 05:26:20 PM
Wow!  I want all of those flowers!!  :)


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Post by: gamemom42 on March 12, 2014 08:17:59 PM
Those flowers are so pretty! 


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2014 06:30:04 AM
(Averia seems to like blue...anyone else notice? ;D)


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Post by: A2K on March 13, 2014 06:46:03 AM
(Averia seems to like blue...anyone else notice? ;D)

She likes blue?  Really?  :D


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Post by: luckdragon on March 13, 2014 07:07:39 AM
(Averia seems to like blue...anyone else notice? ;D)

She likes blue?  Really?  :D

I feel like she may have mentioned it one time ;)

Those flowers are really pretty!  Maybe a fun scarf??

Thanks for the better picture of the clock Lindy - I was literally running out of the house to the airport and wanted to get something posted before I left!  The fairy is super cute under the glass dome - I may look for a dome at Michaels :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 13, 2014 09:42:29 AM
That is where I found the first one but they were out when went back the last time.  They had a whole end cap with miniatures but no more bell jars :(


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Post by: Averia on March 15, 2014 05:37:59 AM
(Averia seems to like blue...anyone else notice? ;D)

She likes blue?  Really?  :D

I feel like she may have mentioned it one time ;)


oops, guess my secret is out of the bag

Only 4 more packages to go for this round!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 15, 2014 02:57:16 PM
I found the picture I took of the lovely Valentines stuff ActsofCraftiness sent!!  It was on a camera I never use and forgot about!  Phew!  Anyway, I was able to enjoy them this year and packed them away carefully for next year...the hoop will live in my craft room all year.  I just love hearts!  Sorry for the delay in posting a pic, but I am not sorry that you picked me...truly a careful and talented crafter...the work is just beautifully done!



Averia, I think this is my last claim that needed a picture!  This round was incredible...woo hoo...can't wait to see who wins the challenge prize!


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Post by: gamemom42 on March 15, 2014 02:59:24 PM
Those are indeed lovely things.  I especially love the technique of the hoopla.


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Post by: mama24boyz on March 15, 2014 03:02:42 PM

oops, guess my secret is out of the bag

Only 4 more packages to go for this round!!

Nope, only 3!!!  quaggy got mine!!!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on March 16, 2014 01:04:53 AM
Wow, amazing hearts! Love them :)


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 16, 2014 05:17:00 AM
Here is the fantastic bowling set that clemiesgirl made for us (she even stuffed it, so I could play with it the minute I opened the box!):

One shot so everyone can see the fabric - it is perfect, because it has ladybugs and butterflies! There might be other animals, but those are the important two this week...

 
And action shots!



And a bonus shot by Lea herself:

(not shown: the little one gnawing happily on an orange pin)

Thank you very, very much clemiesgirl, we love this! (And now I have to make a bowling bag today, I was told... otherwise the set cannot be properly tidied away.)


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Post by: Grab a coffee on March 16, 2014 05:40:05 AM
WOOOW, amazing! I need this!!!! :)


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Post by: gamemom42 on March 16, 2014 05:41:39 AM
Love the bowling set, and obviously your little cutie does too. 


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Post by: MissingWillow on March 16, 2014 06:05:41 AM
Looks like fun!


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Post by: Averia on March 16, 2014 07:11:45 AM
Lea and the bowling set are adorable! Don't you dare leave her with cousins when you come visit!


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Post by: underthemountain on March 16, 2014 07:43:42 AM
How fun!!  ;D


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 16, 2014 10:50:40 AM
Yes, it is a lot of fun, and the way she plays it seems to be a tad exhausting. She was knocked out this afternoon (wanted to watch the tractor tippin' in Cars and fell asleep), she never takes a nap at home anymore... so, good game! We'll play it in the evenings.  ;)


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Post by: littlefawnpug on March 16, 2014 02:43:42 PM
I love all the fabric that was used on the bowling set.    :)


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Post by: quaggy on March 16, 2014 05:38:51 PM
I am late in posting my claim from mama24boyz.  I can not believe she thought this was a claim just look at the size and imagine the hours that went into it.  My to favorite colors and owls.  I just love the way it came together and I am in awe of her crochet skills.  I love it and it is perfect in every way!  Thank you so much mama24boyz you are the best!!!!



It is a true crayon red not the orange cast it shows here!  I have a red car and this is gonna be my new spring summer tote!!!!  Filled with Easter Candy right now to take back and fill my candy dish at work tomorrow!!!!  Duh my work car is white, but I have to show it off!!!!

This pattern would work up cute as a baby's blanket. 


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Post by: mama24boyz on March 16, 2014 05:44:53 PM
Yay!! I'm so glad you like it quaggy! I wish I could have lined it but it just wouldn't work for me. But you are an amazing seamstress so if you want it lined I know you can!  :D. And btw, it does look cute as a baby blanket  ;) just ask my baby nephew madden.  ;D


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Post by: quaggy on March 16, 2014 05:57:00 PM
Yay!! I'm so glad you like it quaggy! I wish I could have lined it but it just wouldn't work for me. But you are an amazing seamstress so if you want it lined I know you can!  :D. And btw, it does look cute as a baby blanket  ;) just ask my baby nephew madden.  ;D

I don't have grandkids, not even a daughter in law.  But I bet Madden is precious all snuggled up in it. 

I may line it in my spare time but who knows, I have so many projects I think it is perfect as it is!  You were to kind!!!!!!  I love it!!!!


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Post by: underthemountain on March 16, 2014 06:45:12 PM
ooh, that is adorable!  :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 17, 2014 12:16:28 PM
The bowling looks like fun!  Great wayto tire a kiddo! ;D

I love the owl bag...such nice happy colors, too!

This gallery has been the best of the best!


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Post by: gamemom42 on March 17, 2014 01:37:22 PM
The owl bag is adorable and I love the colors too. 


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 17, 2014 02:43:37 PM
My angel package from texscrapper arrived today, and I love it! She made six (!) unpaper towels in lovely purple stripes, look here:



I'll try to get an action shot later this week, these totally work as bibs, too (came in very handy today)!

Thanks so very much, texscrapper, you really are an angel!


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Post by: RubyTuesday on March 18, 2014 04:11:46 AM
Oh my gosh that owl bag is amazing! I love the design I'm hoping to make a cot blanket in a similar design -one day!
The viking playset is out of this world - what amazing detailing :D ..Cute crocheted flowers and amazingly cute heart garland  :) These OWS gallerys are such a treat  :)

Here are the crafty goodies that aunty.hela sent me  :)

2 cute heart garlands..



and this gorgeous wrap bracelet  :)



Thank you aunty.hela   :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 18, 2014 09:19:02 AM
Oh I really like those little button hearts!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2014 12:03:54 PM
I love it when the projects are practical and pretty...those unpaper towels are lovely and would be nice to have around my kitchen...I have them on my own "to do" list...I need to add them to my wishlist! ;D

aunty.hela...such a lovely bracelet...and what are the buttons strung on to make them the heart shape?  Is it wire?


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Post by: underthemountain on March 18, 2014 06:45:46 PM
Love the wrap bracelet!  Sooo pretty!


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Post by: Averia on March 19, 2014 05:18:29 AM
Did anyone else look at that owl bag and think "Wow, that would be perfect for Quaggy! oh wait that is Quaggy posting it"

I have a set of those unpaper towels from texscrapper too! They have held up wonderfully!!! I believe you that they would work well as bibs. I do a weird thing with them where I do up the snaps crosswise, slide my hand in and use them to polish my kitchen table (great, huge, heavy, much-loved, oak table)

Love the wrap bracelet aunty.hela!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 19, 2014 08:26:28 AM
lol every time I see an owl project I think of quaggy! ;D

Averia...I was thinking those would make fabulous mitts, too!  You are such a clever gal!!


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 19, 2014 01:58:38 PM

Works well for everything!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on March 19, 2014 03:46:01 PM
Wow, so cute! :)


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Post by: littlefawnpug on March 19, 2014 04:58:26 PM
So those unpaper towels, is one side an actual towel and the other just like plain ol' quilting fabric?  I like the idea of snapping them cross ways and using them to dust.  Brilliant idea. 


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Post by: texscrapper on March 19, 2014 05:39:25 PM
So those unpaper towels, is one side an actual towel and the other just like plain ol' quilting fabric?  I like the idea of snapping them cross ways and using them to dust.  Brilliant idea. 

I'll answer since I've made LOADS of sets for OWS friends :)

One side is terry cloth and the other is quilting cotton or flannel, 4 snaps on each side (2 male and 2 female per side) so it could be snapped for a variety of different uses.

So glad they arrived Anna!


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Post by: Averia on March 21, 2014 07:13:37 AM
Aww, Hanna is adorable!

2 packages to go for this round :)


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Post by: mama24boyz on March 21, 2014 07:51:23 AM
Hey Ave!!!!!  Wanna come visit me in Hamilton Ontario???!!!  Guess whos going to be filming a movie here?  Yup.....tttoooommmmmm  :D


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Post by: Averia on March 21, 2014 08:16:46 AM
Hey Ave!!!!!  Wanna come visit me in Hamilton Ontario???!!!  Guess whos going to be filming a movie here?  Yup.....tttoooommmmmm  :D

Really? When When When? I may be in Rochester, NY in April and that is just a hop, a skip and a border crossing away.


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Post by: ActsofCraftiness on March 21, 2014 08:25:52 AM

2 packages to go for this round :)


So close! :)


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 21, 2014 08:29:57 AM
2 packages to go for this round :)
Hopefully this time, USPS will actually send my package to poor anna.wahnsinn in Germany instead of the package winding up in Brazil (?!?!?) like it did the first time around. :-\

Sorry guys! It went out on time the first time but the Post Office screwed up the delivery so one of the two we're waiting on arriving is it's replacement.


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Post by: mama24boyz on March 21, 2014 08:43:28 AM
Hey Ave!!!!!  Wanna come visit me in Hamilton Ontario???!!!  Guess whos going to be filming a movie here?  Yup.....tttoooommmmmm  :D

Really? When When When? I may be in Rochester, NY in April and that is just a hop, a skip and a border crossing away.

April 10 its supposed to be starting!!  At Dundurn Castle, its called Crimson Peak


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 25, 2014 05:50:39 AM
wow--Brazil and Germany are just so easy to mix up....;)...what???  I hope the packages arrive soon!

I am now going to add those unpaper towels to my to do list...they seem very versatile, and with lots of small kids in the family, they will be nice to have on hand...I have tons of flannel--thanks for the info texscrapper!


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 25, 2014 02:07:27 PM
Yes, well, I get confused too, huge rainforests or sad little parks, practically the same...

BUT the second package got here today, the next to final claim has arrived! And it is so, so perfect. Phoenixfiredesigns had claimed me for a Pinterest surprise, and she sent me exactly the same pendant I've been coveting (yes!) for many months now. Since I first saw it.

So here is me with my tree of life pendant (need to practice selfies or find my tripod):


I tried to catch the magical glowing of the moon, so you get several shots:





I love it, I love it, I love it! Thank you so very much phoenix, and especially for making and sending it twice, to me it was absolutely worth every single day I had to wait! (And can I just say, one week for the second one? Wow!)


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Post by: luckdragon on March 25, 2014 02:18:13 PM
so pretty!!


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Post by: Averia on March 25, 2014 02:22:56 PM
Lovely pendant! I hope the other makes its way home soon.

Only one more package left! Anyone want to take bets on length of time it takes to go from Canada to Hungary?


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 25, 2014 02:27:16 PM
Yes, well, I get confused too, huge rainforests or sad little parks, practically the same...

BUT the second package got here today, the next to final claim has arrived! And it is so, so perfect. Phoenixfiredesigns had claimed me for a Pinterest surprise, and she sent me exactly the same pendant I've been coveting (yes!) for many months now. Since I first saw it.

I love it, I love it, I love it! Thank you so very much phoenix, and especially for making and sending it twice, to me it was absolutely worth every single day I had to wait! (And can I just say, one week for the second one? Wow!)

You are SO welcome!! I am thrilled it finally made it for you. Thank goodness the US Post Office delivered this one quickly to make up for how long they misrouted the first one. I hope you greatly enjoy it!

(By the way, if I forgot to mention, it's a "black lip shell" moon named for the natural dark edge. It's a natural shell that's hand carved - not by me but a lapidary! And the stars are hematite.)


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Post by: Grab a coffee on March 25, 2014 03:41:52 PM
I don't want to take bets, I want to get it! :))) I'll shave my head, if the post office ruins it up! :( I can wait, but I want PROOOOF it's safe :) 37. day now... sigh... :(
Anyway, I love that pendant (as every single design what Phoenixfiredesigns makes!), looking so cute on you!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on March 25, 2014 06:10:50 PM
What a neat TOL pendant.  I like how the stars were added.  Hmmm... PFD do find that you perfer shells in your pendants or do you like the stones better?  I think they both look nice, but that moon shell is really sweet considering its shape.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 26, 2014 06:05:47 AM
Totally blown away by how you continue to keep the TOL pendants fresh and even more lovely with each one!  WOW!  Love that design...so understated yet a statement piece....

I hope the last package gets there soon!


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on March 26, 2014 06:55:55 AM
What a neat TOL pendant.  I like how the stars were added.  Hmmm... PFD do find that you perfer shells in your pendants or do you like the stones better?  I think they both look nice, but that moon shell is really sweet considering its shape.
I'll use whatever works for the piece, really! ;) Generally though, it's gemstones for "leaves" and shells for moons. Though sometimes I do use stones for moons too. Heh. :D

Totally blown away by how you continue to keep the TOL pendants fresh and even more lovely with each one!  WOW!  Love that design...so understated yet a statement piece....
Aw, thank you! So sweet. :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 26, 2014 10:43:12 AM
I love the addition of the stars!


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Post by: Grab a coffee on March 29, 2014 11:26:38 AM
Alliekat914 --> Grab a coffee for Christmas fabric gift bags, Canadian Starbucks item and some tiny containers. 

- it took 40 days, but it's finally here! :)) I've got a HUUUUUGE box from Alliekat914 - 3 claims together. Color coded, so I could split them up! (2 other claims will be in 101 gallery - with the extras :))

First of all, here is a picture, what I saw when I opened my box:



... now, you can imagine, how exited was I ?!... :D
Let's look at the first claim items:

Amazing fabric gift bags (now I have to start working on the things what I'll put inside :)):


Did you noticed how amazing those fabrics?! :)))

Tiny containers:


And the amazing things from Starbucks:

- opened:



Can you imagine, that this was one claim?! These are amazing things, Allison has made crafted things and also sent me a lot of supplies and gifts! I love everything (drinking my special latte from the cup already! :))))

Thanks a lot again, Allison! :)))


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 29, 2014 10:14:20 PM
Starbucks has the nicest gifts...I have quite a few of their mugs and I love their hot chocolates.

Those fabric gift bags are wonderful!

What do you do with those tiny containers?


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Post by: Grab a coffee on March 30, 2014 01:46:25 AM
I am a coffee addict too, and I already convinced my husband that we will have a special place for our mugs in our new house (as soon as we find a new one of course...). I have some Starbucks mugs, but I had to stop collecting them, as in our last USA trip, we were 3 big cities, where I wanted to buy mugs, and my hubby simply said he don't want to pay extras at the airports because of those. So... I am missing the Chicago/SanFrancisco/NewYork ones ... and then, I haven't buy any in Seattle, when we were last time... And actually, I have simple ones (logo + place name), not these awesome one, what I've got from Allison! It really making me wist to go to Canada! (My aunt is living there, so I am planning to go there anyway...:))
About the tiny containers. there are one bag with small containers, those might will used for my beads (I might have to find a place for them, where my son won't reach, because he like everything tiny - whos not?! -, and he already started to cry for them. He said he will put games in... but I don't thing he has tiny games... :)) The other one is a necessary thing, I already filled them with shampoo/body milk/shower gel/baby bath things, etc... My father in law living a bit far from is, and we are travelling a lot to him - especially in the summer -, and we have a nice country house too, where my parents are spending their holidays, so I can say, we are always travelling somewhere! It's a really handy thing that we have our things already packaged, and we don't have to bring big bottles of everything for a 2 days trip! 


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Post by: underthemountain on March 30, 2014 06:30:31 AM
Those Starbuck mugs are fun and I wish I had the space to collect them.  :)  Unfortunately our home is overrun with photo mugs.  I am seriously addicted to making them for our families.  Now that Lana is in chorus I end up making us 2 mugs each year- chorus and a year wrapup with her hula, school, etc. But it ties in nicely with all the pics I take so I can't complain.  I really love Craftsters because I can still enjoy these cool mugs/collections and it doesn't take up any space in my home.  :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 31, 2014 12:28:38 PM
Tigger needs to come live with me!!! He is my favorite!

I love those gift bags!!! I think I need to add them to my list :)


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Post by: LimeRiot on April 08, 2015 11:30:35 AM
I know this swap is well beyond #100 now but it's cool to see this milestone celebrated with a "best of" Craftster award this year! Congrats to all involved, especially the tireless organizers :).


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Post by: loves2experiment on April 12, 2015 06:01:23 PM
congratulations on making the list for craftster best of 2014 (and being one of the longest running swaps in the community)! :)