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Title: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 01, 2014 04:51:58 PM
Original thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435077.0;topicseen

cackle <---> PerfectlyBohemian
Eclectic Dreamer <---> roler
gingerpeachy <---> dinkime
stellato_escuro <---> SevsOnlyGirl
Helena Puck <---> Artmomto5




Package #1
cackle - sent && receiiveed
PerfectlyBohemian - sent and received
Eclectic Dreamer - sent & received
roler - sent & received
gingerpeachy - sent & received
dinkime - sent &  received
stellato_escuro - sent & received
SevsOnlyGirl - sent & received
Helena Puck - sent & received
Artmomto5 - sent & received
geekgirl1000100 - sent & received
adrienne_bowers - sent & received



Package #2
cackle - sent & received
PerfectlyBohemian - sent and received
Eclectic Dreamer - sent & received
roler - sent & received
gingerpeachy - sent & received
dinkime - sent & received
stellato_escuro - sent & received
SevsOnlyGirl - sent & received
Helena Puck - sent & received
Artmomto5 - sent & received


Package #3
cackle - sent & received
PerfectlyBohemian - sent & received
Eclectic Dreamer - sent & received
roler - sent & received
gingerpeachy -sent & received
dinkime - sent & received
stellato_escuro -sent & received
Helena Puck - received, sent 2 weeks late
SevsOnlyGirl -received, sent
Artmomto5 - sent & received



Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on October 01, 2014 07:00:30 PM
Here is my wonderful package from Cackle! She really spoiled me with so many amazing supplies. I better get to it and figure out what I'm going to make. I see lots of amazing shrine potential ;)

Her package was definitely heavier than mine! I love all the baker's twine and pretty note cards she used! :)
(https://flic.kr/p/pcKzrJ)

Instead of doing straight up categories, Cackle used a more "stream of thought" method to this package. The first lot of packages that I opened revealed two books to represent Cackle's love for books and libraries, a DVD of the Princess Bride (great movie!) because she watches movies during crafty time, tea and an amazing multi-purpose tea spoon that I'll be putting to good use (It measures, scoops, and holds tea bags! Plus it looks like a garden shovel with a bird and flowers), an ATC storage box full of more supplies, with a tin inside that was full of even more supplies! These are the neatest ephemera ever!
(https://flic.kr/p/ptY8L4)

I sorted through all the unwrapped supplies and found some amazing wood and chipboard shrine and bird house frames, amazing vintage-y papers, and stamp ink. It's all so awesome! I really love Cackle's favorite types of craft and art supplies!
(https://flic.kr/p/ptY8tv)

One of the packages contained a Harney & Sons tea tin with a beautiful polymer clay, fairy garden trinket box. It is the prettiest thing ever, and I already put it in my new china cabinet with all my other lovely things of that sort. I laughed at seeing the tea tin because I use H&S tea tins for pencil holders at work :)
(https://flic.kr/p/pufqGk)

(https://flic.kr/p/pcKA7b)

(https://flic.kr/p/psdhK5)

The last bundle of items I opened had a CD that Cackle recorded a few years ago (she is a great singer!!), French soap that is safe for sensitive skin, a pack of nice smelling candles that she likes to burn, and an ornament for my garden because she loves gardens - I'll be putting this in my herb and veggie garden in the morning! (the sunflower is my favorite flower, so double score!)
(https://flic.kr/p/pufpHr)

This was an awesome package! I can't wait for the next round :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on October 01, 2014 07:58:25 PM
Wow, that package is great!  I'm a little daunted by just how much is in it - I hope mine is enough (of course if I decide it wasn't I can add more to the next one, I suppose!)!  The very first thing I noticed was Monstrous Regiment, my favorite Discworld book!  It is definitely the most feminist fantasy I have ever read, super refreshing in a genre that is one of my favorites but doesn't always make me feel that the feeling is mutual. ;P  And of course the Princess Bride is a super classic. XD  All those clocks and windows and butterflies and things look like super fun supplies - my mind is spinning with ideas just looking at them!  And you're right - it does all look very themed; both wrapped and unwrapped, it looks extremely coordinated!  What a cool aesthetic! :)

Can't wait to get my package, and to see everyone else's!  This was an exciting start!! XD


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: cackle on October 01, 2014 08:04:45 PM
So happy you like everything! I was worried I didn't put enough stuff in there!  :D


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: dinkime on October 01, 2014 09:22:01 PM
Beautiful package!  I am hoping mine comes tomorrow -- and the one I sent arrives tomorrow, too!!  Now, if it does come, you all might be getting shaky camera phone pictures from the car as we are traveling this weekend (driving out tomorrow afternoon)....


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on October 02, 2014 05:15:52 AM
beautiful trinket box.  Pratchett is one of my favorite authors.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on October 02, 2014 06:29:00 AM
What a beautifully presented package. I am LOVING this swap already!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Helena Puck on October 02, 2014 09:36:51 AM
I received package 1 from Artmomto5 today.



Here is everything: an Art Card, Mickey figurine, watercolor notepad with paints, beautiful bright colored fabric with a needle and teal thread, tiny markers, a fabric card, teal and green cardstock, a family photo, and a road map to Alabama.



Here is the beautiful lampwork bead necklace she made which as you can see, matches my favorite top.



Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 02, 2014 11:57:17 AM
What great first packages!  Beautiful packaging, cackle!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: cackle on October 02, 2014 12:41:38 PM
Thanks, Sevs!
That necklace is so pretty artmomto5!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on October 02, 2014 03:10:59 PM
Okay, I need to figure out what I can craft for artmom so I can swap her for a necklace! That thing is killer!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on October 02, 2014 05:38:41 PM
That really is a fantastic necklace, and almost uncanny how much it matches the top!! :)  I also really like the fabric card I can see there, and the bright fabric!! :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on October 02, 2014 05:45:35 PM
Dang... seeing the package above (SOOOO Awesome!) and having received from roler today... I think I did mine wrong haha. But like roler said: there are 2 more rounds to go. I can make up for it later :) I hope.

I will see if I can find my camera so I can stop using my cell phone camera for pics. Besides taking bad photos... it also is horrendously inconvenient to get pics from there to here.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on October 03, 2014 04:30:33 AM
I came home Wednesday to a large pink box on my doorstep from adrienne_bowers :)

Inside the box:

Adrienne loves surprise balls so she made me one:


It was fun to open - my first "surprise"


All my surprises:


The rest of the box: includes her favorite candy - Swedish Fish, Hershey's cocoa as she lives near Hershey, Penn, vintage Christmas decor, Her fav book and movie, an altered Marie Antoinette matchbox stuffed with supplies, a crocheted cupcake, a felt "poop" and I forgot what the 3rd thing (multi-colored ball above the cupcake) was called and I left the note at home.  (I'll have to look it up later) and vintage supplies in the box. I really like the fall colored boxes.


A close up of the matchbox:


A close up of the supplies:


Thanks!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on October 04, 2014 07:22:21 AM
Another color-coordinated package!  I don't think mine was anywhere near that organized.

I'd never heard of a surprise ball before, but that looks really awesome!  What a fun idea!! 

Looks like a cute selection of goodies too. :)  I especially like the vintage supplies in the little box.

It's neat to see the different variety here as each person shows their own personal favorites and style!

I'm apparently scheduled to get my package in the mail today.  I can't wait!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on October 04, 2014 11:01:18 AM
I'm apparently scheduled to get my package in the mail today.  I can't wait!!

I hope you like it :| I'm all nervous now, after receiving your box of awesomeness.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 04, 2014 06:26:18 PM
I received today, I'll post pics later.  stellato_escuro's package really told me a lot about her!  I'm super excited for the next package now!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on October 04, 2014 11:04:42 PM
My package from Eclectic Dreamer came today!  It's full of all sorts of lovely personal touches!! :)

Unfortunately I couldn't get my flash to go off for some reason, but here's a pic of everything together:



So much of it is handmade, including the leather-bound journal (with cool patterned pages and super soft leather), the pretty hearts (I love that the bead looks like a watermelon seed!), the nice felted soap, the chain link keychain, the wrap bracelet with personalized charms (I'd never seen a passport charm like that - so cute!), and even the yarn!!  There are also some huckleberry flavored sweets from the region we both live in, and nice colorful beads and pretty paper for crafting with.  She gave me very cool explanations about how each item represents here, and I'm amazed at how much we have in common!!  (Nice partnering, SevsOnlyGirl!)

I think I'll take some pictures in better light tomorrow and add them to this post, because these things are just so nice and this photo doesn't do them justice! :)

Thanks a ton, Eclectic Dreamer!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Helena Puck on October 05, 2014 04:47:13 AM
WOW! Check out all that vintage goodness from adrienne_bowers

Eclectic Dreamer makes beautiful books. Loving this gallery!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: cackle on October 05, 2014 08:14:01 AM
Oh, gosh, everyones packages are wonderful. It's like Christmas around here!  :D

I received a wonderful package from PerfectlyBohemian on Thursday and was not able to post pictures until today. My apologies, PB!

Here is what met my eyes when I unloaded the box...
So many bright and colorful packages!


 An overall shot of what she sent and then some details....


Everything had a label and a great explanation of what each objects was about. She even sent something for MacGyver.
So very thoughtful and kind! (the Gardetto's and the bottle opener were addressed to him)
The bottle opener is the favor that was given at PB's wedding. Her hubby is a fab fan of home brew and so is mine, so it was perfect!


She hand painted lovely small pictures of her kitties and turned them into magnets. They are really adorable! PerfectlyBohemian
is a real renaissance woman...lots of skill in many areas!


She felted this absolutely gorgeous little sleeping bunny brooch complete with greenery and tiny little mushrooms.


Sewed and felted this beautiful sunflower brooch (her favorite flower)......


Transformed a sweet little doll into an enchanted forest being......


And burned this beautiful honey bee and comb on a truly lovely wooden spoon.


PerfectlyBohemian sent her favorite snacks, including some delish chocolate, crunchy seaweed wafers, Gardettos (for MacGyver) and some yummy coffee!
At lastly, some great books..she and I both share a love of books.


After opening the bounty PB sent, I learned that we have so many interests in common. So far, it's been really wonderful sharing with you!
Thank you so very much!




Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on October 05, 2014 01:57:49 PM
I'm so glad everything made it safely, Cackle! I hope your mister enjoys his treats. It's very hard to find Mr. PB's favorite snack these days. I discovered the snack sized bags at Joann's recently, so now I pick him up a bag every time I go, which makes him very happy for me to go fabric shopping ;) I had to laugh at a couple similarities in our packages too! It's going to be fun deciding what to do next :)





Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 05, 2014 04:19:29 PM
I think that these first packages are so much fun!  You learn a lot right away! 

I think that next time I need to package my stuff a little prettier!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: dinkime on October 05, 2014 07:08:12 PM
I received late last week & was out of town -- just got my package! :)  Will post photos soon...


SO MANY AWESOME PACKAGES!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on October 05, 2014 09:31:38 PM
I think that next time I need to package my stuff a little prettier!

Oh, no worries Sevs! I only had ribbon on mine because I had time to kill while my little guy napped. You may not get so lucky next time. ;)

Well, I got my stuff on Friday. But then I got hit with a lovely super head cold and am just now propping myself up on the computer. It's high time I share the super goodness!


All my packages, just waiting to be ripped open.


The two breakables made it here in perfect shape! One of the craft-its, an embellished picture frame with a sheet of school paper inside, perfect for making lists. I am going to use it in my craft room for making notes as I work. The mug says "Doozers at Work". I love it! I remember watching Fraggle Rock when I was little. And I can always use another mug.


Sevs also sent me a pair of fall-themed towels and a lightweight scarf. Both are already into rotation at my house. Her and I both LOVE scarves...all kinds, all weights, all seasons. Do I smell something I can craft for her?? She also sent two movies, Blade and Blade 2, as well as a notebook (I can always use more) and a novel, The Fault in Our Stars. I have heard a lot about it lately, so I am excited to read it.


I also got a wonderful selection of beauty goodies. Sevs sells Jamberry, so she sent along a catalog, some samples and a full-size set. She also included a trio of nail polishes. I think I may save the full jamberry set and do a nail spa day at home with my four-year-old daughter. She will be thrilled if we have matching nails. The other craft it item was a whole mess of lip balms. I love, love, love lip balm, so this is right up my alley. One of the blues instantly went in my pocket and I used it all day. Again, a few of those will be going to my daughter. We are doing a super tight budget for Christmas, so I think one of each flavor may become stocking stuffers for her.

This package was wonderful! I am so glad I joined this swap. Now I better get my butt in gear for the next package!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 06, 2014 06:35:19 PM
So glad you liked everything! I have to connect my phone and pull photos off it!  I hope you love the book - I did! Have a box of tissues ready!lol

If your little ones likes her nails done, I can send you some nail wraps made for little ones. :)  We have Frozen themed ones.lol



Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: dinkime on October 06, 2014 07:24:56 PM
Loved my first package from ginger peachy :)



First -- everything was in pretty purple tissue paper with black & white chevron washi tape.  A gorgeous peacock card explained everything she sent.  Candy bar & stickers...



Adorable mini terrarium with a teeny weeny hippo in it! :) sugar scrub that smells exactly like a cake...purple ink...and sunflower seeds -- and I love sunflowers!!



Halloween socks, homemade lip balm that smells divine, fabulous glass pendant (something I don't think I'll ever do myself), some purple agate, a lovely fall scented candle, and the rest of the washi tape!  Did I ever tell you how much I love washi tape??!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on October 07, 2014 05:06:23 PM
I finally remembered during daylight hours to take better photos of my stuff from Eclectic Dreamer!

Here are the cute hearts (I think I'm going to turn them into magnets to attach to the inside of my metal front door when I get back to my Osaka apartment):


Gorgeous leather notebook!  I have so many ideas for this that I can't decide!  Quote book, list of goals, crafting idea notebook... I'll have to think about it!  And I still love how the super soft cover feels under my fingers.


Wool crafts!  Three lovely shades of homemade(!) yarn and some felted soap. :)


Last, the wrap bracelet with charms, and the chain link keychain, both in some of my favorite colors. :)  I need to remember to put those charms on the bracelet and actually wear it!  It'll go with a lot of my stuff. XD


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on October 07, 2014 05:18:09 PM
Everybody's packages are so cool!!  I love PerfectlyBohemian's crafts - the kitty magnets, the doll clothes, and the spoon (my fav of the bunch) are all amazing!!

The package from SevsOnlyGirl looks like a real treat too!  Look at that gorgeous photo frame!! I haven't read "The Fault in Our Stars" either, but I keep hearing so much about it, I should probably get around to that!

dinkime - I love washi tape too!  The first time I saw it was when I was teaching in Japan; my students would stick it all over the borders of the notes they passed each other in class! ;P Ginger peachy's glass pendant is lovely, and the hippo terrarium is so cute!!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on October 08, 2014 02:59:05 PM
My partner received last week so I am posting pics of what I sent. We both said we like to spoil our partners so I may have gone a little overboard  ;D

I love paper of all types so I sent an assortment:


along with the love of paper is the paper crafting.
so I made notecards


and quilled snowflake ornaments in a small box - because I also collect boxes


my favorite magazine


local foods


I love these hairties.  I first got some last year in the make a friend swap from LindyV.  I wear them all the time and then had to make a bunch to give to friends.


I love and have cats so I made a cat stamp


I enjoy making abstract ink doodles


crocheted face cloths


and I forgot to take a pic of my favorite tea with the owl mug I painted :(


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on October 09, 2014 11:59:29 AM
Oooooh, that Bone Suckin spice is so good. I love their mustard too.

There are so many cool things in all these packages. Gosh, I love swapping!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on October 09, 2014 12:40:19 PM


I'm at work... work computer uploaded these nicely BUT... now I have to go back later with the "what it all is" and other comments. Here's all the awesome stuff roler sent me :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on October 09, 2014 08:05:08 PM
First: a box she covered with scrap papers. It was filled with buttons and ribbons and beads. My favorite 2 buttons: Kitty and Heart. I think they will go perfect with a purse I'm planning to make for myself :) And I collect carrousel horses. So she sent me 4 carrousel horse stamps.

Next: a book-shaped storage box. Inside: A scrabble pendant, a wordy glass necklace, a heart ornament (I LOVE hearts!), and a kitty magnet. He's so cute :) And a little scratch pad made of game cards.

There was a whole bunch of stationary from Japan like she used with her students. She was sharing her career in Japan... I don't think I mentioned I love paper. Used to beg my family for stationary every Christmas.

Last: 4 CD's of music she loves, and a CD of Japanese songs she translated.





Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on October 09, 2014 11:33:43 PM
geekgirl1000100 - Beautiful papers you sent, and the cards you made are just gorgeous!  I loooove the cute dragonfly box (I love dragonfly art in general, although the real things can be pests sometimes), and your quilled snowflakes are so cute!!  That's something I wanna learn how to do someday - my list of "crafts to learn" is getting so long!!  The food stuff is neat too; I've been making a lot of recipes from one magazine lately and they've been fantastic - I never realized how good those magazines can be!  The other stuff is all lovely - you really did spoil your partner!  And so many nice handmade things! :)  Great package. xD

Eclectic Dreamer - I'm so glad you liked the package!  This is only my second official swap, so I was a little nervous at first, since I'm still not totally used to what's expected with these swaps.  I really had fun assembling all that stuff though, and I love the stuff you sent me too!  I can see myself getting VERY addicted to swaps. ;P  (I'm already in three more as well!)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: gingerpeachy on October 10, 2014 09:37:05 AM
I received a really lovely package from dinkime.  I'll have pictures up soon, just been really sick all week! 


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 11, 2014 02:53:40 PM
,



I received from.stellato_escuro a little while ago. What an amazing package!

Closer to Home- peppers grown in her garden and a bag made by her mom. I see where you get your talent! Hubby is incredibly excited about the peppers.

Fave animal- bat cookie cutter and stencil. My sis is jealous!lol
Fave drink- Bigelow Constant Comment black tea. Yum!

Fave motif- skull mini punch

Craft it- felt hair clips- love them!! And a mug rug that reads DVann. That's what they call me at work.

Hobbies- 8 recipe cards for awesome sounding food! And a list making journal. Too funny! I have journals just for making lists too- love it!

Seasonal snack-.peep minis. Oh, how I adore peeps!
Craft supply- Amy Butler's sew it kit. Eeeekkss! So excited about this!

This was such a good way to get to know you!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on October 11, 2014 04:03:34 PM

This was such a good way to get to know you!


I'm glad you liked everything! I've already got your __ halfway assembled for the next package. I am so excited!!! :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on October 12, 2014 08:15:24 AM
I do! I'm super excited to take the mug rug to work. :)  My old one came apart and I was so sad.  I like to keep a couple to switch out. :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: gingerpeachy on October 16, 2014 04:39:11 PM
Here are some pictures of the stuff Dinkime sent me! (sorry it took so long)


The goods all wrapped up in paper bags and washi tape!


She sent some paper straws, a plastic scrapbook thingy, floral pencils, cupcake decorations, photo coasters, a couple of children's books, and a framed collage she made!


She also sent some really nice handmade blank cards.  I've already used a couple of them!

Thanks a ton!  :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: cackle on October 19, 2014 08:44:10 AM
I know I said it before, but it's really like Christmas around here. Such wonderful packages, so carefully thought out and so much fun to look at.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Artmomto5 on October 30, 2014 06:15:12 PM
Everyone's packages are amazing. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for the final package. While looking through the photos I realized I forgot to post pics of package 1. I got package 2 today from Helena Puck so I am going to post pics here for both packages.

For package 1 she sent me a super full package of all kinds of goodies. We are both teachers so she sent me some teachery stickers that I plan to use for my students. I got a little porcelain bird to add to my collection. She made me a beaded headband and sent a tiny gumball machine. Based on my etsy site she sent me some vintage ET fabric. She loves to cook and cross stitch so I got a cookbook and 2 cross stitch books with thread. She also sent me some of her extra Smurfs and an adorable Ursula hoopla.



For package 2 she made me a super cute Ariel pouch and included a Beeker cross stitch pattern of her own as well as thread, fabric and a needle for my DIY kit. Also included were 3 vintage Disney glasses from McDonald's. I love them so much that I already have a collection of them that I use every day. I was so excited to see more.



Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on October 30, 2014 06:55:43 PM
Oh ! I feel bad.... did I mis=read the 2nd part of the swap? I didn't send anywhere NEAR that much stuff this round!
It said "pick two of the four options" so I did a "make something" and a "make a kit". and one extra just because.



Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on October 31, 2014 01:44:44 PM
Yay, more awesome stuff!  So fun to see the 2nd round of packages start to arrive!  That Beaker pattern looks like it'll turn out adorable!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 01, 2014 09:17:34 AM
First: a box she covered with scrap papers. It was filled with buttons and ribbons and beads. My favorite 2 buttons: Kitty and Heart. I think they will go perfect with a purse I'm planning to make for myself :) And I collect carrousel horses. So she sent me 4 carrousel horse stamps.

Next: a book-shaped storage box. Inside: A scrabble pendant, a wordy glass necklace, a heart ornament (I LOVE hearts!), and a kitty magnet. He's so cute :) And a little scratch pad made of game cards.

There was a whole bunch of stationary from Japan like she used with her students. She was sharing her career in Japan... I don't think I mentioned I love paper. Used to beg my family for stationary every Christmas.

Last: 4 CD's of music she loves, and a CD of Japanese songs she translated.


Please remember that we cannot burn and send CD's of other peoples music - it's against Craftster rules - it's a copyright infringement. :) 


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on November 01, 2014 09:19:24 AM
Thanks for the warning! I'll be careful about that!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: cackle on November 01, 2014 01:01:13 PM
Package number 2 from my awesome partner, PerfectlyBohemian!

Here is what everything was wrapped in. Love the twine and the brightly patterned tape.


Next is a fantastic collection of vintage reproduction Halloween cards! I love these cards.


She sent me a sweet little mermaid...PB loves mermaids and I'm not sure if she knows how much I love them too!
A beautiful Thanksgiving card (her fav holiday) and a really fun game called Story Cubes, which MacGyver and I played last night in between trick-or-treaters.
We had fun!


And last but in no way least, PB sent me this wonderful trio of witches and cauldron. I can't tell you how much I loves these!
PerfectlyBohemian hand felted each of them and the cauldron. The awesome witchy hair is mohair. They're truly too cute for words.
But I'll say a few more....


These ladies were inspired by a pin on my Pinterest, but I have to say, the first thing I thought of was the witches in Terry Pratchett's "Wyrd Sisters" a book I love and laugh out loud at
every time I read it. I think PB has mind reading super powers.......


Thank you so much PerfectlyBohemian!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on November 01, 2014 01:56:40 PM
Cackle has spent this whole swap spoiling me sooo much. Look at all the supplies I got :D :D :D

I was surprised by a huge light blue box at the door when I got home a few nights ago. I opened to find two slightly smaller boxes inside. The lovely butterfly box has a neat shadowbox effect on the lid and feels really sturdy. I can't decide if I want to keep it to myself or use it as a gift box :P (I'm probably going to keep it all to myself ;D). The butterfly box was full of lots of soft wool roving and an awesome felting tool! I've been wanting one of those forever now! How exciting!

The plastic bin was filled to the brim with pre-felted wool balls in all sorts of amazing colors, pre-cut upcycled sweater flowers that I'm already planning to use in some Christmas gifts, some beautiful paper flowers that I'll have to find some awesome mixed media projects to incorporate them in to, and a brochure with lots of ideas for the wool balls.

I can't wait to use everything. I'm still so amazed by the stuff I got for the first package :D









My preferred camera is still broken, so I apologize for the badly lit photos :P I was waiting for a sunny afternoon, but apparently all we get is overcast skies this weekend...


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on November 01, 2014 02:51:01 PM
Oh wow, I've always been impressed by felting!  I cut and sew felt all the time, but have never made the lovely felted shaped things.  Those witches are so cute, and the supplies in the next box have so much cool, colorful potential!!  Awesome swaps!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on November 01, 2014 03:48:42 PM
Those are some sweet packages! That little mermaid doll is adorable. And those felt balls would be so fun to play with.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: gingerpeachy on November 03, 2014 01:51:17 PM
Here is package number 2 from dinkime!


yay for more hoops!

I'm thrilled about this little lamp!  I was just complaining the other day that its too hard to knit in the dark.  The little lotus hoop is super cute.

I think we might put this silly panda in our babies' room :)

Thanks so much!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on November 03, 2014 04:20:50 PM
Super cute panda hoop!  And I have a friend who swears by the headlamp she uses while crocheting. :)  Adequate lighting is definitely a must!

I got my package from Eclectic Dreamer the other day!  She really spoiled me, and also totally hit my likes!!  It's such a fantastic package!  Here's everything together:


There's a kit (complete with tools!) for making some lovely beaded jewelry - something I've wanted to try for a while now - as well as some extra jewelry patterns, a pretty bookmark to help with my reading habit, an Idaho deck of cards (I loooove playing cards), a GORGEOUS bag with a beautiful Celtic design that she hand-painted and outlined (so much detail!!), and a set of game pieces wrapped up in a canvas game board! :)  I also REALLY love board games (they're kind of one of my "things", along with crafting), so this is perfect!

And what is even more perfect?  THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BAG:


Not only is it even more elaborate and beautiful, it's also a game board too!  I'm SO excited to try it out, although that will have to wait until after my move back to Japan... in only two days!  EEEK!  I am so not ready, but this package sure brightened my day during a stressful period of packing and planning!  Thanks so much!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on November 03, 2014 04:32:53 PM
OMG, that OttLite is the shit! I am off to their site to add to my Christmas wishlist.  ;D


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: dinkime on November 03, 2014 05:32:52 PM
Get those OTT lights on sale!  I was the squeaky wheel at Michaels on Tuesday when the sale sign was up (50% off!) and they didn't ring at that...the sale was the week before!  It ended Saturday and no one thought to take the sign down until Tuesday when I said something??  BUT, they gave me the sale price since the sign was still up!  I thought the pattern on it fit you well, too, gingerpeachy!  Peacock feather in plum!? :)


I also received today!

An awesome learn to needlefelt kit (that makes a hedgehog...I have decided I love hedgehogs almost more than turtles!)...some "healthy" candy corn that is pretty darn tasty...and some awesome scrapbook/papercrafting goodies to add to my stash!

THANKS!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: dinkime on November 03, 2014 05:34:23 PM
And that light will make it seem like daylight using 3 AAA batteries!  It is 12 LEDs in there!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: gingerpeachy on November 03, 2014 09:40:59 PM
I also received today!
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/163186_03Nov14_image.jpg
An awesome learn to needlefelt kit (that makes a hedgehog...I have decided I love hedgehogs almost more than turtles!)...some "healthy" candy corn that is pretty darn tasty...and some awesome scrapbook/papercrafting goodies to add to my stash!

THANKS!

I'm so happy that you like everything! That candy corn is the best.  I bought like three bags of it when there was a flash sale at Whole Foods for a day. SO GOOD!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on November 04, 2014 07:44:43 PM
roler! Your pic is SOOO much better than the one I took. Stupid camera phone (and probably lighting too).

I need to sit myself, my box from you, and my camera all down in the same place, and my cat someplace else, and get pics taken and posted.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 05, 2014 04:14:10 PM
Everyone is sending such cuteness! And what a good deal on the Ottlite!  Good for you!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 08, 2014 01:29:45 PM
I received from stellato_escuro and was waiting for her to received before I posted, but her package is apparently on a slow boat..train...something...so I'm going to post her amazing package to me. :)

First, the entire package.  You can see the Kit Part 1 wth Jonny Quest on it!


The entire Kit is a journaling kit! So many gorgeous papers, a binder, lots of tapes, pens, glue, and doodads galore.  It's the most beautiful kit I've ever seen!  AND she didn't even know Jonny Quest was a favorite of mine!  


The medium item is a gorgeous wool scarf, the color is perfect for me and it's so snuggly!  I'm seriously bad at selfies, so don't mind me.lol


Then extra #1 - my fave brand of nail polish and they are bright and cheerful!


Then extra #2 - the most cunning little pouch, I have no idea of what it is made of...maybe some kind of waterproof fabric? Totally cute! And a sweet little notebook - I have notebooks everywhere, I adore them!


Thank you so much, this was the most amazing package ever!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on November 08, 2014 08:56:43 PM
I'm so glad you like everything! I love putting together kits, but I always feel like I could add more. :) Oh, the little pouch is made of canvas. I take canvas scraps and paint them like crazy and them use them to make pouches and journal covers.

BTW, that shirt is awesome!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 11, 2014 06:39:45 PM
Awww, thanks! I love that shirt too!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on November 15, 2014 03:22:35 PM
So SevsOnlyGirl had a craft fail on the second package. But she made it up to me by sending the most AWESOME stuff off my Amazon wishlist. Here are the goodies:


House of Leaves, which I have been wishing soooo hard for was the first thing I saw. I actualyl squealed and said "Oh. My. Gosh." out loud, even though I was totally alone. She also got me a copy of Fa La La La Felt. perfect timing because there are some things I want to make for the house. I see tiny trees in my future. And last, but not least, a silicone baking mat. This will be perfect for pie crusts and sticky cookies.

So while I am sorry there was a craft fail involved (been there, hated that), I am pretty stoked because it still worked out. Thanks partner! :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on November 15, 2014 05:51:52 PM
So glad they finally arrived! Have fun with them!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on November 26, 2014 06:58:52 AM
I've received my last package!! Cackle made me this amazing piece of art featuring a mermaid. She's got so much beautiful detail, and if I wasn't so excited to share her right away, I would have waited until I had her hanging and taken pictures with a nicer camera :P (I'll try to do that tonight!). Cackle even included in-progress images and a detailed note on how the art was created. I'm so blown away. I adore this style of fantasy art, and I love mermaids.

The art is even already framed and matted (sorry for the phone shots - I'll replace them later!):
(https://flic.kr/p/pfRaXx)

(https://flic.kr/p/pVaxBM)

There are even drops of shimmery pearl paint accenting all the amazing details in her hair.

Thank you so much, Cackle! You have been an amazing partner <3


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on November 26, 2014 07:57:11 AM
Holy cow, that mermaid is amazing! You are one lucky swapper.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on November 26, 2014 09:33:51 AM
Wow, no kidding!!  That's really fantastic!!  What a wonderful piece of art!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on November 26, 2014 02:34:51 PM
I forgot! I also got one more book for my second package. My partner has spoiled me rotten!


I love Joy the Baker...her blog is the only food blog in my RSS. There is an entire chapter just about chocolate, including a recipe called Single Girl Chocolate Cake. So last night I finally made a single-serving molten cake. It was awesome. Thanks again Sevs!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: cackle on November 28, 2014 12:20:31 PM
I just opened the most delightful package from PerfectlyBohemian! I'm gobsmacked at the work and adorableness that PB put into every inch of this magnificent....

Needle Felted Hare!

He's HUGE...about 11 inches long. And GORGEOUS and I adore him. He told me he really likes Christmas trees and since I've just begun to decorate mine, he volunteered to help.
He hung the little bell ornament and paused to admire it...
 

He hopped on to my coffee table and asked for hot chocolate.


Please excuse me whilst I go make him some. He must be parched after his journey!
PB, Thank you so very much! I wasn't kidding when I said I adore him.
You have been an awesome partner...thank you!  :-*




Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on December 02, 2014 08:47:01 AM
I am in AWE of that hare.  It's amazing!  Just beautiful!!  I love his pose, and his beautiful eyes, and his coloring, and just everything!  What an exciting surprise to receive! :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: dinkime on December 03, 2014 02:48:24 PM
I know gingerpeachy has received -- I hope she is able to post photos soon as I was bad and forgot to take them before I shipped!

BUT, I received today!!  I received a beautiful shawlette and a handmade bar of soap...there was also more washi (must own all the washi, lol)...



Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: gingerpeachy on December 03, 2014 07:05:43 PM
Here is the package I received from dinkime. I'm uploading this via mobile internet so I'm only going to post one picture since it tends to crash the page it I try to do more than one.

She sent polka dot socks, cactus pin cushion, jar of heart shaped buttons, a necklace and a pin, hand carved stamp with some green and pink ink, skull candy molds with meltable white chocolate, and some peacock feather ornaments (I think that's what they are!)

Thanks!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on December 08, 2014 06:42:19 AM
This is the worst part about swaps...I always find more stuff to love! That hare is killer, that wrap looks so lovely and warm and I can always use spotty socks. Looks like everyone made awesome friends. :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on December 08, 2014 06:48:48 AM
More lovely packages! :)  This gallery is really interesting because with such a broad theme, people are taking it in really different directions! They all look like wonderful gifts to receive in the mail. :)

Speaking of which, I got mine today!!  It includes several gorgeous felted sheets, and one framed piece of beautiful wool art.  I absolutely love it, and the vibrant colors go so well with my living room, which is already decorated in bright colors (I have a fuchsia couch and a lime green rug, just for starters), so I can't wait to find a place to display this!  I also have black wooden shelves, so even the frame matches!





Thank you SO much, Eclectic Dreamer!!!  I really loved all your packages!  I kinda feel like mine might have been a little on the skimpy side... I do hope you like the last one when it arrives, though!

And thanks again, SevsOnlyGirl, for putting this all together!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 09, 2014 10:45:50 PM
roler: did the glass in the frame survive the trip? It looks like it might have.
Glad you like it! I had so much fun with the felt. I made the funky blue one while teaching a class of how to do wet felting, and the green one was a collaboration with my student (she suggested the yellow threads going in opposite direction). If I could "re-do" I'd fix the tree "leaves" a bit, otherwise I LOVE how that turned out.

Complete accident. Each window was supposed to be a mini replica of the larger felt pieces.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on December 10, 2014 02:21:56 AM
Yup, the glass is just fine!  No damage to anything that I can see! :)  And yes, at first I just saw a lovely compartmentalized landscape in the frame, but now that you mention it I can see the other sheets of felt represented in the windows as well!  I really really like the beautiful colors; please thank your student for helping out as well!

I hope everything I sent arrived safely as well!  Right after I sent it I was immediately wishing I'd padded it more... is it all safe?  Also, if you need help with any of the labeling, just let me know!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 10, 2014 08:00:28 PM
Your package arrived safe and well :) One of the kitties in the package of picks seems to have wandered off, I assume it's hiding inside the package somewhere. Haven't opened that part yet.

I'm so so so very excited about the Bento box! I've been longing for one like that for years.

I'm playing with my cameras (plural) to see if I can get my computer to recognize ONE of them. I wish we could just send from our phone directly to our account on Craftster.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: dinkime on December 11, 2014 06:55:57 AM
I'm playing with my cameras (plural) to see if I can get my computer to recognize ONE of them. I wish we could just send from our phone directly to our account on Craftster.

I do.  I have an iPhone and open Craftster on safari.  I then just upload from my camera into my photo hosting here. :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on December 11, 2014 07:10:58 AM
I also sometimes just mail photos from my phone to my own email address, then get them on the computer and post from there.  Hope something works!  I hate technical difficulties!!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: Helena Puck on December 11, 2014 04:13:53 PM
Running super late today. Finally, I got my husband to take my picture so I can share off my amazing apron and other goodies from Artmomto5.







She sent me all the things I love: Wonder Woman, She-Ra, and Smurfs! Absolutely perfect!

Which is one reason I feel so bad. I am running so incredibly late sending.  :-[


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on December 11, 2014 04:15:25 PM
Oh my goodness!  Awesome!  That apron is fantastic!  I love how shiny it is, too! XD


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on December 11, 2014 10:26:29 PM
I got a package from Sevsonlygirl today!!! It really took the sting out of getting the bill for my recent appendectomy. :)



I got a blue canvas covered in puzzle pieces and an awesome new wreath. I love having art all over every available space in my wall. I have also been trying to get a wreath on every door in my house for the holidays. My husband will be thrilled because I currently have a huge wreath on our bathroom door that makes it hard for us to get into the bathroom. Now I can swap that huge one out for this MUCH slimmer one.


I also got three santa hat decorations that I promptly put into the pass-through window between our kitchen and laundry room...more holiday decor! Two air fresheners also got put into their new homes (next to the cloth diapers) right away. I think my favorite part of all though is the table runner. I am realizing now it doesn't show in the picture as well as it could. The fabric is covered in vintage prints in beautiful reds and greens, and the back is glittery green...awesome!

Oh, I love make a friend swap! Now I am all ready for another year of swap fun. :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 12, 2014 06:54:13 AM
sevs is one of my favorite swappers!  :-*

Love that wreath!


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on December 17, 2014 11:08:13 AM
I received from stellato_escuro some times ago and I apologize for not posting photos sooner!  She is just darling!

She made me this amazing, beautiful bag!!







Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on December 17, 2014 11:08:51 AM
Everyone should have feedback at this time.  We are just waiting for one package that was mailed this week.


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on December 17, 2014 11:09:51 AM
Oooh, I love the bag!  Great colors!! XD


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: roler on December 17, 2014 11:10:38 AM
And thanks so much again for organizing, SevsOnlyGirl!! 


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: stellato_escuro on December 17, 2014 08:31:39 PM
I'm so glad you like the purse! I always like making bags. :)


Title: Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on December 18, 2014 09:39:15 AM
Everyone should have feedback at this time.  We are just waiting for one package that was mailed this week.

I've not received feedback yet, and Cackle and I finished up a few weeks ago.