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Title: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: Mamaneedles on April 26, 2015 09:07:17 AM
Original post here! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438478.0)



Here's what our zen little band made for each other!
Enjoy, and Namasté!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 27, 2015 07:38:00 AM
I get to start! I received a wonderful package from Mamaneedles over the weekend!

First off, this gorgeous woven wall hanging. It's soooo soft!



Next, the best set of mala-style bracelets. The charms are so perfect, Maman. I'm actually wearing these today.



Stacked:



And a mala necklace to go with them!



She also sent not one, but TWO yoga shirts. I LOVE this first one. So clever of you to make it "Omie," Maman!



And detail on the second shirt (my full-length shot was blurry for some reason):



A SKIRT! Embellished with a cool design (is this bleach-dyed, Maman?):



Detail close up:



A GORGEOUS watercolor hamsa painting:



Some calendula seeds and a cute little pot:



And last, but certainly not least, two items from her daughter. A yogi pipe cleaner sculpture that looks just like me! ;):



And a lovely meditative drawing. I'm hanging this at work where I have a mini art gallery of kiddo art:



Thank you so much, Maman. Everything is perfect and wonderful. I'll get your package in the mail tomorrow!

Namaste!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: rantyhippie on April 27, 2015 02:49:42 PM
I really love that bracelet.


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: Mamaneedles on April 27, 2015 03:08:21 PM
I realize I've not only forgot an item, I also omited to include a note!!! >__<

The random pencil stroke on the chakra shirt is all Victor's fault. He was going to re-design the whole thing!

The skirt is a flower of life gone wrong! ahah! I had ink that was the same colors as the embelishment on the skirt :)

The driftwood on which the weaving is mounted is from my very spécial stash from our ancient place on a beach  on Saint-Laurent River.

I'm glad you like everything!! It's funny that the pipe-cleaner girl looks like you! I'll tell my daugther :D


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: ayanared on May 01, 2015 02:37:01 PM
Oh!!  what lovely gifts!!!  I love everything in that package!!!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 01, 2015 03:57:15 PM
What a great package!! I love the pipecleaner yogi! That is awesome!

Beautiful work on the shirt and the watercolor. Love it!!!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: rantyhippie on May 04, 2015 03:35:40 PM
I received today! I will post pics soon!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: rantyhippie on May 04, 2015 08:22:52 PM
Ok, I received an awesome swap package from anyared, and it came in a very cute box!
I got:

2 soy candles that are lavender scented.
a chakra wall hanging
an awesome handmade journal
a yoga mat holder
a hematite necklace

I love everything, thank you so much!

the package


closeup of the wall hanging



Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: ayanared on May 04, 2015 08:37:03 PM
Yay!  I'm glad you like it!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 05, 2015 06:37:41 AM
What an awesome package! Love the wall hanging and that journal!! Stunning work, Ayana!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: ayanared on May 05, 2015 03:05:01 PM
What an awesome package! Love the wall hanging and that journal!! Stunning work, Ayana!

Awww Abbeeroad!  You are so sweet!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: ayanared on May 05, 2015 03:21:21 PM
Speaking of sweet!  Check out this AMAZING package I received from smileyyogini

First of all, she totally stalked my pinterest, because this fabric she used for this awesome yoga bag is TOTALLY me!  


(and is that button handmade?)  I love it!

She also made me a sweet little bag filled with beautiful handpainted stones:

And look at these beautiful watercolored cards:


And some high-quality soap + hand lotion in my favorite scents: rose and lavender.



Annnnnnnnd!!!!  She lovingly made this white, cotton hat.  I told her that I am getting into Kundalini Yoga and they are all about white head-coverings (made from natural materials.)

(I think I look like a real yogi)

Thank you.  Thank you smileyyogini!  I love it all!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: ayanared on May 05, 2015 03:24:47 PM
P.S.  My picture REFUSES to be right side up! 


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 05, 2015 06:50:49 PM
Ayanared that hat is beautiful on you! Yup...white natural fibered hats. Kundalini all the way. I went with cotton...its about to be warm out. :D And Im glad you like the fabric. I hunted it down after seeing your pinterest. :) It was so much fun getting to know you.

I recieved my package! Thank you rantihippie!!

She sent me flameless candles, a white candle, a yoga mat sling  that she crocheted, a pretty black and white decoration for my meditation alter. I love it! And the incense smells so nice!



and this lovely mandala wall hanging. I love hoop art. Its just perfect. So colorful and well stitched. Thank you!



I love the awesome yin/yang pillow! Its adorable. Thank you!



Thanks so much for an awesome swap!!


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: Mamaneedles on May 05, 2015 07:38:43 PM
Hey! First thanks a lot girls for this totally awesome no-problem flake-free swap!!! Woohoo!

Second... That chakra flag is so pretty!!

And that fabric for the yoga bag is pretty cool too :)

And I love the hoop! So many pretty colors! :D

The only package left to show is the one I received, which is full of tie-dye-ny goodness! but my camera is kind of dead so I asked abby to show you, if she pleases. Still, I'm wearing the Buddha necklace all day long :D


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 06, 2015 01:45:30 PM
Awesome stuff ladies!! Love it all.

Unfortunately I was not as diligent as I should have been with taking pics of my package for Maman...here's what I do have...

A group shot of sorts:



You can see lots of tie-dye, the Buddha necklace, and a bit of the yoga belt I made.

I made Maman tie-dye leggings like these (but these are MINE ;D):



With a lotus stamp on the upper left corner...similar to this one that's on the back of her daughter's tie-dye:



And this one that's on a lavender sachet I also sent:



Here's another close-up shot of one of the tie-dyes:



And a little wood-burned sign (the only pic I have of it is among my messy craft space!):



I also sent a hand-dyed fat quarter in reds and oranges, but I did't get a pic of that...

Glad you liked it Maman! Sorry I didn't take pre-send pics! Hope you'll post some awesome action shots when you can!! ;)


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: ayanared on May 07, 2015 01:24:40 PM
That stitched hoop! love it!!! 

Oh, and I Neeeeed those tie dyed leggings!

Great job everyone!!! ...off to sign up for more swaps. <3. 


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: Mamaneedles on May 12, 2015 10:46:57 AM
I'm very sorry for taking sooooooooooo long. I finally manage to make the camera work. The auto-focus is dead and the vision thing is all weird and makes a tic-tac sound but I managed to take some decent clear shot of all that tie-dye-ny goodness!!!


My awesome green pants!


Shirt for my girl (she adores it!)


Shirt for my boy (a tad too big, but hey, it's spidey-colored!)


My shirt!!


And I had to picture that awesome buddha necklace with my current favorite ring, cuz they are a perfect match!! I worn those all week :)

Thank you so much Abbee! We always love what you send us :D

(the sachet was nowhere to be found. I guess it's now a barbie pillow.)


Title: Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!!
Post by: ayanared on May 12, 2015 05:32:18 PM
I love it all!!!!