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Title: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Whistley on November 10, 2018 01:13:55 PM


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lindyv321 to mlsocci74
Whistley to jellybean89
BigBangMomma to LadybugsAndBumblebees
Audania1 to CabinArts
geekgirl1000100 to quaggy
bec99 to gala_apples
holistic knitter to TOAJ to Onyxnox to holistic knitter

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Title: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on November 10, 2018 07:15:46 PM
My packages from mlsocci74 finally arrived! Here is everything except day 11 which looks to be wrapped in bubble wrap so Iíll leave it alone


Day 1
A gorgeous advent calendar!! Iíve made lots of these but never had one of my own! My pictures donít do it justice!


D ay 2
Pom Pom ornaments! These are so cute and fluffy


Day 3
So many tags!!!


Day 4
Beautiful cork trees. I love the colors


Day 5
Christmas clothespins inspired by one on my pins! They will be used as ornaments and as present decorations


Day 6
Fabulously festive hair bobs. My favorite are the gray bows


Day 7
Fun Chalk paint ornaments and chalk pens


Day 8
Earrings. They look like sweet little candies to me!


Day 9
A pocket letter! Itís gorgeous


Day 10
Beautiful pink Christmas art


Day 11
This beautiful lantern

And all lit up


Day 12 :(
My last day brought some mixed media crafting supplies. Iíve been wanting to try gelli printing and now I can! I received some paper, a gelli plate, and stencils



And extras which I saved for last




Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Whistley on November 10, 2018 08:44:08 PM
My spot! ;D
I received a while ago but life has hit pretty hard so I haven't had time to post what Jellybean89 sent to me...until now.

Everything together:
(I'll rotate it when Craftster lets me.)


DAY 1
There is one little bag for each day from the first to the 25th!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=745340) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=745341) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=745342) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=745343) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=745787) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=745848) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=746010)
There was taffy with day 8 too but one of my kids absconded with it before I could take a picture.
On day 15 I was really hopeful that day 16 would bring the other snuggly sock...and it did!

DAY 2:

A Cunning Hat and a tiny potato who believes in me!

DAY 3:

A spinning kit! This is one skill that I desperately want to learn but have been too scared to try. I'm excited to start!

DAY 4:

OMYGOSH! This little sheep is SO me! I love every little thing about him! The purple! The Baubley wool! The hat! I think I shall call him Woolbur!

(I'm starting to think I'm opening these backwards. The first days were supposed to be small items! I'm feeling seriously spoiled! Thank you!)

DAY 5:

The sweetest little gnome Santa ornament! He is so perfect and already on my tree!

DAY 6:

A purple zipper pouch which contains a travel crochet kit! The hooks are so tiny and the stitch markers are amazing!

DAY 7:

CORGI!!! Growing up we had corgi dogs and if they weren't so darn sheddy I'd have one now. I love them so much! This ornament is truly special to me.

DAY 8:

Sharpies! And a super cute Mickey coaster

DAY 9:

A purple winter set! Scarf, hat and wrist/arm warmers! Jellybean must be the fastest crocheter ever! I love them!

DAY 10:

More proof of amazing crochet skills! This shawl is incredible! I love the colors! I've been wearing it around the house, I love it so much!

Day 11:

A project bag/basket, a book about my very-favorite-of-all-time movie/book The Princess Bride!, some wonderful ribbon, yarn and some Nightmare Before Christmas decals! So much awesome!

Day 12:

A DISNEY TREE SKIRT! I ran out of time this year to make one for our Disney themed Christmas Tree in our Disney themed family room. I'm so glad I couldn't wait until Christmas day to open this. On Christmas Eve it found its home under our tree. Thank you so much! It is more than perfect!

Thank you so much Jellybean! I was beyond spoiled and you made my Christmas wonderful!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on November 11, 2018 08:00:29 AM
Three boxes arrived today!   I have squeezed, poked and read the card.  Placed everything under the tree.  There are extra gifts labled as to when to open them and even a present for my fur babies Bandit (Bubby), Sugar and Izzy!  I would have shaken but one was labeled do not shake!  Come on opened my day!

Free Schnauzer: female, name is Izzy.  Goes by Turd.    Got off work came home at 3:15, left at 3:30 to go eat.  Back home at 4:15 to this!













I donít know whether to laugh or cry.   She tears mail up but I thought the presents were safe!  She has not messed with them until today.

 So I really am not giving her away but darn her!  So a few presents will be out of order and probably not in order unless my partner helps me sort this out.  I will be posting close ups for each day but just had to share!  My other two babies Sugar destroyed shoes,  Bandit has always been a good boy!  He was our first!

Loving what gifts where opened so far!



Being scolded ears laid back!



Moved them to the den and this room stays closed when we are gone!  They should stay safe!



Here goes my daily gifts from geekgirl1000100

DAY 1  

Tags tags and more tags.   Perfect for what I am doing for my co-workers!  Baking cookies for 25 immediate office staff.  Woo hoo that was a project on my get done list which I can mark off!



DAY 2

2 adorable mug rugs.... I needed one for my craft room so the fabric be that is gray and aqua and teal will be placed there and the wonky little tree  has already made its home on my desk at work!  I have a love for buttons so this is spot on!  The back is red and white polka dots!





DAY 3

A super cute and deep pouch.  I so needed one of these and 8 love the fabric.  It amazes me when I see any fabric that I have not seen before since I am a fabric hoarder!  This print is so pretty.  I need a few yards of this. Lol to add to my fabric collection.  Bless you as I love my micron pens.  I have never seen them in a 5 pack all being the size I use the most.  I usually pay out the wazoo for one as the multipacks have several sizes that are a waste for me!  Squeal......bus stickers......I already have plans for these.  I have to do inspirational kudos to my staff and what a cute way to dress them up!  Gonna have some fun with the ones that say field trip and no school!







DAY 4

So today I am posting a few things my turd opened. Red thread snippets. Permanently branded by Izzy and there was a round push button tape measure that has come up missing.



A prayer flag.....so loving the details and the frog background fabric.  Spot on and all those hand stitches.  Izzy did a little damage one bead is off for sure but I have it.



I am not sure where these came from?????



3 TM patches and I loved them all.  I have a few repairs as Izzy liked them too!  I will need to put new button tires on my bus.  I originally thought she had messed up the outer thread but I was wrong!  Whew!


This beautiful beaded dragon fly!


And such a lovely colorful fish.  Love all the handwork and I need to replace a couple of fish bubbles!  Darn Izzy damage!



I think the fish is my favorite!  But love them all!

And here was such a thoughtful extra for my fur babies.  Geek girl sent them 3 packages of treats grain free. Thank you as they are grain free dogs!  2 of her wonderful well made fleece dog toys!  She is rad when it comes to making these and believe me they last forever!  She also sent a rubber chew toy that squeaks and lights up.  My babies asked that you forgive their look as I have not had the time to cut their coats so they are a little embarrassed.  Izzy or turd is the blur  Sugar in the middle and one eyed bandit on the right.  Yes he was born with only 1 eye!



A few action shots!











DAY 5

Today brought much delight!  A crocheted double sided hot pad and 2 potholders.  Christmas colors and with a snowflake in the center.  I always love getting crocheted items as this is a craft I do not do!  I am hosting Christmas dinner at my house so these will be perfect.  They even match my Christmas dishes!



The double sided hot pad is done in reverse color



Izzy tore the trim off my cute Christmas themed pocket letter so I just have it laid on the edge! I have a big binder where I collect pocket letter.



Loving this cute critter all tangled in the Christmas lights!



All the goodies pulled from the back: tickets, snowflake brads, tapes, blanks for more pocket letters bit and pieces



And the backside of the pocket letter without the stuffings



Owl beads will be added to day 7 as I have a tag that shows there is an extra for that day.  And tomorrow my surprises start as none of the rest of the days were nabbed by Izzy!

DAY 6

First up are 6 adorable gingerbread ornaments.  I usually put a gingerbread themed tree in my kitchen and these are perfect.  I believe they are oven bake clay.



I asked for magnets and these are perfect for my 5 ft X 8 ft dry erase board at work.  I use it to hold important papers such as routes up for bid office staff schedules etc and I had never thought about using clothes pins.  I see a craft project n my future. Lol



Next up are 6 hand colored note cards and envelopes.  I hope yaíll can see that some areas are done with iridescents.  I may use the for swaps if not little notes to my staff!  I love all the bright colors and the envelopes are so cute!









And last but not least this amazing bound journey.  I just had to post photos of all the inside pages









Close up of my gingerbread ornament....adorable!



DAY 7

One of my wishes was a quilt kit and geek girl delivered. This intrigued me as I have never seen any of these before.  It comes with precut 2 inch squares of fabric in light, medium and dark hues.  They are sewn together and then appliquť is done on top of the area.  This is so cool!  





Loving that I have a new project for over my Christmas break!

And as an extra these super cute owl beads! Adorable.  I love owls and dragonflies so both are spot on!  I even think I have some special dragonfly fabric to use as borders!

DAY 8

Feeling super spoiled I received another craft kit!   OMG this is super cool!  I guess I donít get out much as I have never seen these type of molds for resin casting.  They are super cool.  And can be used for soap also.  The kit has an instruction manual stir sticks and all the molds plus little mix and measure cups!  I have loads of stuff that I can put in these and can not hardly wait to give them a try!









DAY 9

I love love love day 9.  Geek girl ran with my love for games and a den that I have decorated in vintage games!  I have sat and stared and touched this for quite awhile today!  It just draws me to it!  Not only is it game themed but the perfect colors.  All different shades of aqua and turquoise!  Just look at the flow of colors!  

Ok now letís play eye spy of a few game pieces!
Dominos......checkers.....different dice......barrel of monkeys.....puzzle pieces....poker chips....chess pieces...just to name a few!

This is just awesome!





DAY 10

Blown away with todays gift!  I had requested throw pillows  for our cab over camper.  Geekgirl requested colors and we exchanged photos!  I love this fabric and it is perfect in colors!  Charcoal grey with yellow and what I love most is the pop of my favorite color aqua!  These reply brighten up this dull area and I spend a lot of time here at night reading when we are on the road.  After I took the photos and exited the camper I opened the door just to see and wow what a difference these make!







DAY 11

Today is epic.  I requested a junk journal!  This is beyond what I ever imagined or could have created.  I am in awe of geek girls talent!  This is going to be an explosion of photos!  As you scroll through look at all the details and love that went into this. First let me share some details to look for.  It is made from a vintage board game or 2!  The size, all the markers, stamped pages, pockets, envelopes, layers,  playing cards, paper cards and money from games,  mini journals inside the main journal, postcards, calendars, sewn pages, deposit slips, book cards, paper dolls, ribbon, textured paper, score sheets, atcís, textured atcís, lace, old photos, maps, hallloween, tags, bingo cards, paint chips, tickets from different events, vintage craft pages, even one with a school bus on it, mini clothespin, cool painted papers, music sheets, withholding tax table, fold out page, flappers the details are amazing and this is so well made!











































This is just a sampling of a few pages! Every time I open it I see something new!  I am also so thankful Izzy did not get a hold of this...I would have been heart broken...it is so awesome in person!

I took about 40 photos and will be posting a few more tomorrow but just had to get a few up tonight!

Ok more photos hopefully not repeats as my eyes are not as great as they use to be !















Can you tell how much I love this I am still in awe and spending way to much time flipping through it!

DAY 12

I knew part of todays gift due to Izzy but waited to actually place it under my machine until today!  My 2 favorite colors aqua and red!  It is the perfect size and just what I had asked for a sewing mat for a underneath my machine!









As an extra for day 12 she also sent me this fabulous crocheted scarf!  I love the color and the design!  She shared that she picked up the yarn at a tent sale!  I have several of the fall gold sweater and with my black wool jacket I am gonna be rocking it!  I love the sparkle and shine so me!







Thank you so much for making this such a wonderful 12 days!  I will be watching the gallery and really need to find time to make some more comments!  Some really beautiful well thought out pieces of love have been sent!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: jellybean89 on November 11, 2018 09:59:15 AM
Claiming my spot! :D

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I received from whistley! ;D

Here's everything under my tree!


(the tree is new! my cat hasn't even tried to eat it yet!)

Closer up:

(my kitty is loving the extra tissue paper!)

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Day 1!

__ days until christmas chalkboard, jingle bell bracelets!, and reeses! :D


Day 2!

bitcoin chocolates & awesome Firefly ornaments!! ;D


Day 3!

Harry Potter decals, 'Dobby is a free elf' sock ornament!, and a cute squishy kitty (that reminds me of Neko Atsume!)! :D


Day 4!

a Craftster journal!, christmasy scrapbooking paper (I've been wanting some!), and gel pens!! ;D


Day 5!

stitch marker tins!! these are great - they're big enough to put stitch markers and a yarn needle in! :D


Day 6!

a Firefly snow globe!! (it says "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!") ;D


& dinosaur gummies! :D


Day 7!

A sheep tin that had a pokeball needle minder in it! (this is perfect! I just started a large cross-stitch project & needed a needle minder!) ;D
& a christmas-y keychain & some surprise balloons that you smack & they inflate! (I haven't tried them yet - but they sound fun! :D)


Day 8!

Space washi tape! & a space themed crochet hook roll! Yay! I've been wanting another crochet hook roll!! (Now my second set of hooks can be not scattered all over the house :P)


Day 9!

Fingerless gloves in awesome colors! & something Bananya (a kitty who lives in a banana - I still need to open it to see which one I got :O) :D
tiny kitty in a banana!: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=746092)


Day 10!

An amazing Pokemon themed mug rug! :D  and a fun Pokemon themed fun pack!
the back of the fun pack! (there are stickers!! :D) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=746094)


Day 11!

An awesome science themed project bag!! :D  with pockets on the inside and outside! ;D
the inside (with more awesome science fabric!): (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=746096)

& these were inside the bag!:

sparkle balls, a crochet hook, cookie cutters, tape measures, and dinosaurs! ;D


Day 12!
   
an adorable amigurumi Eevee!!! :D ;D


and a cute Eevee key chain! :D


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Thank you so much for everything whistley! You are awesome & I love everything so much!  ;D ;D
(the ornaments & snow globe might have to stay out all year - I just need to figure out where they should go! :))


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on November 11, 2018 12:41:28 PM
Saved for me...

Gratuitous puppy pic - this is my in-law's rescued hound lying under the tree a couple of years ago - so sad as his daddy stepped out without him...



In my mind... he is sad, because it is so empty under the tree....

OK - picking up my own slack now... I have anticipated the heck out of this and finally dove into the box this evening.  I decided to keep mine in the box after seeing the dog damage already done in this gallery - I did not want to tempt my own Turd into distructiveness... he's generally pretty good, but why tempt fate?

I received from TAOJ - and I am impressed how neatly she tetrised everything into this box:



Here is Day 1 - such a cute tiny birdy bookmark - I love the colours and his wee little wings and beady eyes.  Also I got a bit of a laugh as it was packed in a Cherry Blossom box and Jim was disappointed to find out it was not a Cherry Blossom because he was hoping I would give it to him!


Her days of cards are cool too - they are teeny tiny envelopes and cards - like what are they - less than 1" square?  Adorable!


Thank you - I love this little guy!

Day 2 -  a really pretty reusable bag filled with ???


FILLED WITH EPHEMERA!!  Stamps, paper whatnots, game markers - thank you - because I love me some ephemera!!!!


Day 3 - flourish stamps - something I will absolutely use.  I love random flourishes because they can be used for stamping backgrounds, adding pattern, used to deboss into texture paste - so thank you!!!


Day 4 - a cute little birdhouse ornament!


Day 5 - a flowery felt pin cushion - and a welcome reminder that I want to do more embroidery this year!


Day 6 -  a great sign - I am reclaiming my reading chair from the dog (well, trying to - it is a battle of wills) and this is already hanging up in that corner.  Someone please tell the dog!


Day 7 - beautiful quilt-y coasters - love the deep, rich colours


Day 8 - Oh I love this - Jim and I are always telling each other that the 'ped is fed (as in the quadriped), because he is always giving us the "oh my god, I am starving to death" look and dance, if one of us feeds him, and that he is BSing us.  This is definitely part of the kitchen art!   The 'ped however, is not looking overly impressed by it.


Day 9 - LOL - another hoopla I love - totally for my craft room wall - YAY!!!!


Day 10 - Premo polymer clay - fantastic because I was thinking of using polymer clay for some altered tins...


Day 11 - A gorgeous, sparkly midnight blue cowl - it makes me think of stars at night - so pretty!!!!!

It drapes so nicely and done in a lovely open weave stitch.


... and last but not least...

Day 12 - another gorgeous knit scarflette - I love making these but always give them away - and this one is made from alpaca and silk and in gorgeous warm gold/browns.  I'm allergic to wool (partly leading to why I gave away some), so am thrilled to have one I can wear for myself.



and a close up of the lacy edging...

Thank you so much TAOJ - I love my 12 days and all the work you put into it - thanks again!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Audania1 on November 11, 2018 03:33:24 PM
Oh my goodness. Cabinarts spoiled me yet again!
She sent little tags and tea! Extras woot!
And day one was very special to me. A few years ago we were partnered for this very same swap and she got me a hand crafted ceramic soap holder that I have and utilize every day in my main bathroom and some lovely cinnamon soap to go with it.
This year she got me tiny ceramic pots/flower holders from the same vendor she got the soap holder from! Two have magnets on the back to go on the fridge and the other sits on the window over the sink. I plan on putting adorable air plants in them!


Day 2 has been so lovely! Not only did I get another handmade soap (I LOVE handmade soaps!) But she also got me the Christmas Spirit essential oil that I've been wanting for ages! It is already in my craft room as I make goodies for my friends and family!


Day 3
Beads for my dreadlocks! And they are all cute and peppermint! Yay!




Day 4 is a delicious cookie kit. Chocolate chips are the best! My husband will be out of town the next two nights so I think my girls and I will need to make these :)


I'm sorry for the delay! My app is still being dumb so I had to take FOREVER pulling up the pictures on my computer from my e-mail and trying to post them this way.

Day 5 is an amazing Nativity cut out! It is so beautiful and she cut them all BY HAND!


Day 6 is a sweet little fairy luminary! She doesn't say but I think these pieces must have been hand cut out as well. I love the blue and the little flicker of the light makes it extra cute.


Day 7 is a sweet Irish Christmas Blessing. I don't think I have it posted anywhere she would know, but my partner really hit the nail on the head with this one! My grandmother's family all came from Ireland (middle daughter of 13 kids) and I have Irish blessings and quotes in many places around the house. From tea pots, to plaques, to tiles and paintings. The little wreath came off and tried to stick somewhere else but I managed to easily fix it. :)


Day 8 are these amazing fiber acid dyes!! I am so excited to play with these after Christmas! I have a bunch of alpaca and wool that are gonna get the treatment!


Day 9 and 10 were the same item and it made my kids so happy! They have been wanting stuffed Yeti's for ages and now they have their very own. Thank you for thinking of them! My youngest named hers Frost. :)




Day 11 is this lovely neckwarmer that I've had on my Pinterest for ages! She made it for me to wear at the Charles Dickens Christmas Fair and it will go wonderfully with my costume - I just love it!


Day 12 is just amazing! Cabinarts made me something I'd never thought I would get. She made me a comb and hackle set for preparing fiber! I can't believe it and I love it! After this season is over I will be sitting down just to prepare a ton of alpaca fiber for spinning (I have 5 huge bags of fleece I need to work through). Thank you so much cabinarts!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: gala_apples on November 12, 2018 12:16:53 PM
My packages from bec99 all laid out:


A super cool sewn card.


Day One:

a bunch of foam stickers, maybe for using at work, maybe for my own papercrafting.

Day Two:

really cool silicone molds :D

Day Three:

a colouring book and more stickers!

Day Four:

a bunch of handcrafted envelopes. more than pictured, i got 18 total :)

Day Five:

some socks to alter, and a bunch of white floss to highlight TM Patches with.

Day Six:

A Hogwarts notebook, and some... I'm not quite sure? Iron ons, maybe. They look like stickers but they're not, the back side isn't adhesive.

Day Seven:


A cool zombie pocket letter :D

Day Eight:

three freakin GREAT cross stitched necklaces. The reindeer makes me so happy, I'll probably wear it tomorrow. Also pictured, a monster ice cream brooch I found in day seven's wrapping when I went to tidy up.

Day Nine:


eight lovely cross stitched cards (with fun envelopes, not pictured)

Day Ten:

A very useful to me supply package :D

Day Eleven:

TM Patches, bec99's way! I asked for mostly red, blue, and purple, and bec definitely delivered!

Day Twelve:



for the last day of christmas bec99 really went all out. Four stencilled shirts! two for me, two for my girlfriend!

I hope your christmas was fantastic, bec!


Title: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on November 12, 2018 12:20:53 PM
I have receive my first box from Quaggy! Everything is nicely wrapped and has cute ornaments on them.

And she included a mug and a box of the 12 cocoas of Christmas to enjoy when I open my gifts! What a nice idea. Canít wait to try them. (They were unwrapped so I wasnít breaking rules :) )











Day 1
A sewing machine mat with lots of pockets and attached pin cushion. I love this material!  I can't wait to use this and probably will tonight
and the cutest little mouse pin cushion!






Day 2
I have wanted one of these forever - a thread catcher!!!
and a matching cup holder toolbelt thing so I can store my sewing tools in.  








Day 3
double attached oven mitts and a casserole carrier - also things I have been wanting forever!
Quaggy really knows how to spoil someone!











Day 4

My pictures are so bad.  I need to quit taking them early in the morning when it's still dark outside. Maybe I can retake them when I get home.

Quaggy made me 2 project bags.  I love them!  They are clear which is a great idea for project bags and she used some cute sewing themed fabric.





bag 1 was filled with candy, a cute calendar and paper.  She said I could share the candy with the BF.  He loves Star Wars so I gave him the Star Wars candy cane and he was "How did she know???"  lol.  Between the Star Wars candy cane and the Marvel themed notebook he snagged from me from the Stocking Swap I think he's beginning to understand the appeal of swapping!





The 2nd bag was full of craft supplies.  Beads, scissors, buttons and a kit including fabric to make pillow covers.



Day 5

BTW - I have been drinking the 12 days of cocoa - they are SOOOO good.  So good I wanted more but alas they are out of stock!  But I did order their 12 pack around the world variety coffee and looking forward to trying those when they come in.



Day 5 came wrapped in a really sturdy shoe box with a nice hole in it - just like they knew it would make a good yarn container  ;D


Just look at this bag.  I love it.  it looks small and compact but it can hold a LOT.


so many pockets


so much stuff.  there is fabric, thread, needles, thread ripper, sticks to poke out seams, a fabric pen, tape measure



more detail



Day 6



4 (FOUR) hot pads and 2 tea towels.  I LOVE them.  I don't want to use the hot pads and get them dirty so I am thinking I will hang them up to go with my other kitchen themed art.

I can't decide which is my favorite





the tea towels


close up


Day 7

This package was more kitchen stuff.  This rack/hanger is awesome.  I LOVE the vintage seed packs.  I've already found a spot to hang it.

And this lovely pieve of art hand coloted by quaggy has also found a home in my kitchen.  It looks great.


And then there are these - so cool looking.  I put them on top of my cabinets.

I really liked the veggie/vintage-y theme of this package



Day 8



Another project bag - full of art supplies




Some really nice sketch pads and watercolor paper, gelatoes, paint brushes



Day 9
Another project bag - I am loving these project bags.
More craft supplies




foam brushes - I use a lot of these.  2 boxes of ATC blanks.  My first thought was: what can I repurpose these boxes into!

lots of sparkley glitter stuff and washi tapes!


gel pens - I go through a LOT of gel pens


paper - always useful!



Day 10

Another project bag!  Brammed full of crochet supplies.  Lots of cotton yarn, some cute animal heads with yarn, a whole set or ergonomical hooks and 2 fancy dishcloth pattern books!!!











Day 11

A giant stocking full of goodies!
Quaggy really outdid her self with this whole swap.  I never said anything but I love presents within presents so all the project bags and now the stocking stuffed full of goodies were just up my alley!
This sucker is HUGE.  I should have taken a picture of the wrapped gift, I would have never guessed it was a stocking.


The stocking and goodies: candy, cocoa, and jerky.  All favorites!



The rest of the goodies, wrapped


Lip balms and nail polish.  I use a lot of lip balm this time of year. The air gets so dry my lips crack.  I've used the pink round one already.  it's yummy!



The cutest notecard set and office supplies (which always comes in handy, I use a lot of them)


a punch, stamps, notepad, page markers


coloring stamps! they look pretty cool.


Picture of the opened notecards. they are so stinking cute!


Crafting bling!


An adjustable loom-  I'm looking forward to trying this out.

Day 12

OMG.  Quaggy as really outdone herself.  I am completely blown away!!!!
I had put a lap blanket on my list but was thinking something small and simple.  
But she made me a full blown quilt!!!  I never expected something like this.  I'm speechless.  
Some background that I'm not sure quaggy even knew - Both my grandparents passed away this year (they were basically my parents) and this reminds me of the quilts my grandma made so I am even more touched.  




I had asked for something that matched my living room.  one wall is beige, one is dark brown and then there is a teal accent wall.  I think she matched it perfectly!


Quaggy, thanks so much for being my partner.  This was an awesome swap and I love everything you made and sent!!!!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 12, 2018 03:37:05 PM
As Sheldon Cooper would say:  "That's MY spot!"  ;D

Because the items BigBangMomma sent are for my DH, DS, and DDs to be opened on Xmas day, I can't post daily photos of the gifts.  What I am going to do, is post a photo each day of what I can already, so you get an idea of it, and then on Xmas, I'll post what was in the packages.  Here goes:


This is what came in the mail, and it took all my strength to not take it all out till we had our tree up, so I could put them underneath!


Here's another photo, this one of what she sent me (well, the outside anyway!):

Tomorrow I'll post what's inside!   ;D


Unfortunately, chaos has hit our house HARD for the past two-three weeks, and I wasn't able to post any photos till now of what BigBangMomma had sent.  She has been so understanding and I am so greatful for that!  She and I are becoming great friends too, so that's another gift!  :D

Here's the photos from what she sent us, most of them opened on Xmas, all modeled with the recipients.  ;D  Here goes:

BBM made fabulous ornaments for each of us!  Mine had a ladybug and a bumblebee on it, of course!  ;)


BBM sent my younger DD art supplies, which included several blank canvases.  As you can see, she has already put them to use and has another one drying on the table.  She was so excited to receive them!


This is a photo of the bearded dragon ornament she made for my older DD!


Don't make fun of me, but I had asked her to make something for our bearded dragons too!  She delivered!  She made blankets for each of them that matched the color they were.  In this photo you can see Eliot the orange dragon with her orange blanket, that says 'Eliot' on it.  She sent a personalized blanket for each of the three beardies.

This is a photo of the ornament she sent my son:

Please enjoy the goofy face my handsome son made while showing off the cute little tie pin that was sent for him:

There was bearded dragon artwork included for my younger DD, and she likes it so much, she told me twice!  She said she also showed it to her dragon, and the dragon licked it-dragon seal of approval, I guess!

This was a fabric covered notebook for my older DD.  Do you think she liked it? ;D

My older DD has a leopard gecko.  So BBM made her an AWESOME pillow cover and even included the pillow form!

Orgami (sp) paper was sent for my older DD, who has been interested in it for years.

Here's a photo of one of the pillowcases BBM sent:

I saw my older DD open this and both her sister and I went:  "OOOOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!"  Needless to say, I'm going to see if Michael's Crafts has a sale on them today!  :D
My younger DD received a box filled to the brim with art supplies!  (We had also given her some, she was so pleased with all that she received!)

Here's a photo of my younger DD with her ornament.  She's into Broadway shows, so BBM made her a 'Lion King' themed one!

DH received an ornament of a rat eating a flower.  It sounds odd, but I'm making another post titled 'Craftster Love' and you can read the story behind the rat and the flower.


I feel as if I'm missing something, BigBangMomma.  If I am, please feel free to post it.  Thank you for being so understanding about my posting photos when I did.  All of the gifts you sent were so generous, and wrapped so beautifully!  I am so grateful you were my partner for this swap!  Thank you again!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: bec99 on November 13, 2018 12:53:05 PM
Day 1 from gala_apples. A set of awesome brightly coloured envelopes


Day 2. Cute decorations.


Day 3. Pretty set of coasters which are perfect for our new house when we move in a few weeks.


Day 4. Lots of stickers! I love stickers!


Day 5. Cute mug rug.


Day 6. Beautiful hand stamped and drawn envelopes.


Day 7. Awesome Christmas bunting!



Day 8. Cute decorations.


Day 9. Set of beautiful Christmas cards.


Day 10. Cross stitch threads. Always needing these.


Day 11. An awesome wall hanging. Love the blue colour of the frame.


Day 12. A beautifully made table runner which fits my table perfectly. Beautiful colours too.



Thank you so much gala!


Title: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: CabinArts on November 14, 2018 08:06:36 AM
My partner is Audania1 which I am so excited about!!

Here is everything all together! Note the lovely extras (Starbucks ornament which is already on the tree and the little twinkle lights!!)


Day 1 - Adorable and good smelling snow globe


Day 2 - Seriously the most adorable bobbing earrings!!


Day 3 - Beautiful star ornament.


Day 4 -  Another beautiful ornament and icicle lights. Yes, I absolutely love soft ornaments! -


Day 5 - Sewing charm necklace! Seriously look at these!


Day 6 - Coasters! These are perfect!! We are always needing coasters!!



Day 7 - Embroidery kit! These patterns are so perfect and I cannot wait to use them!!



Day 8 - A mug rug!! And look, it matches perfect with the coasters!




Day 9 - A pretty little stitched tree. There are so many stitches in tho littl pattern and it is so pretty!


Day 10 - A WOODEN WALDORF CALENDAR!! This has been on my wishlist for years but I never thought Iíd actually ever get one!! This is beautiful!!



Day 11 - The softest cowl ever! It feels like silk and the most luxurious wool ever!



Day 12 - Giant slipper socks!! The yarn is so soft and luxurious on these and the color is so rich! They are wonderful!!! And they fit perfectly!!



Audainia1, thank you so much for everything!! You completely spoiled me and I absolutely love everything!! I never imagined Iíd actually get a Waldorf wooden calendar and the cowl and the slipper socks!! Everything else is just perfect as well. I appreciate all of the time and research you put into making this such a wonderful swap. Thank you thank you!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on November 14, 2018 09:19:43 AM
I'm opening on a modified schedule as I wanted to open the 12 days before Christmas, but will be away a couple of days before Christmas.

A gift from Santa, a beautiful bookmark and pencil from Wales



Day one, an adorable little bird house with the cutest little snowman



Day two, cute cross stitch kits, pretty floss and some festive buttons



On the third day I received a cute snowman wash cloth and some pretty pink soap



On the fourth day a beautiful cross stitch book mark and an interesting book on soap making, can't wait to get more time to sit down and look through this more.



On the fifth day of Christmas, Holistic knitter sent to me, a crochet Ornament kit which supports teen cancer trust. One of my daughters had cancer so I love the support, even though Holistic Knitter probably didn't know.



Some more extras, cute reindeer socks and an adorable Ornament.



On day six I received a gorgeous pink grapevine wreath, I love it.



On day seven there was a cute star garland



On day eight is a beautiful scarf, it's so soft.



On day nine is a great sock knitting kit. A sock pattern book, gorgeous pink yarn, some beautiful stitch markers and some needles. My favourite thing to knit is socks so I will enjoy this very much.



On day ten is this adorable penguin stocking.



On day eleven are 3 gorgeous hoops with the "life cycle" of a dandelion, can't wait to hang them up.





On day twelve is a beautiful pieced sewing project bag, a pin cushion and needle holder along with a knitting project bag, needle roll and pouch.





Thank you so much Holistic Knitter for all the time and thought you put into this package.


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: holistic knitter on November 24, 2018 11:54:12 AM
Parcel arrived from Onyxnox today

Opened the first 4 pressies:

Day 1 - some lovely pens to journal with .. looking forward to using these as they look great



day 2 - 2  needle books



day 3 - lovely little journal with replaceable pages




Day 4 - two lovely lino cuts .. can't wait to try these out



I may have to guess some of the days numbers as customs took the labels off a few.

Day 5 - gorgeous bauble which I adore .. so pretty

 

Day 6 - lovely little notelets which I can use for my knitting gifts. Love them.



Day 7 - opened this as day 7 (one of the parcels the labels got taken off by customs) - another beautiful bauble



Day 8 - two lovey bauble tea towels



Day 9 - a quilling kit ;0)



Day 10 - a set of lovely Christmas / note cards .. so pretty it's a pity to use them!



Day 11 - a set of three beautiful beaded baubles .. so pretty and delicate work





On the 12th Day of Christmas Onyxnox sent to me:
An adorable hand knitted Scandinavian Tomte / Nisse, one of my favourite xmas icons



but wait .. he has a pal



how cute are they .. love them .. will take picture of them together later on when I put up mu Xmas decorations.

She also sent me some lovely extra goodies .. two little candle holders, a tea infuser, a wooden star, a raven totem and 'coin' which I'll keep in my purse









Thank you so much Onyxnon .. you've been a great partner ... love everything x



Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on November 24, 2018 02:56:55 PM
I really quaggy's birch print paper!!!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on November 24, 2018 03:04:54 PM
I really quaggy's birch print paper!!!

I hoard wrapping paper but did buy that new this year at Marshallís or Hobby Lobby Along with a few other rolls as well.  


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on November 24, 2018 03:46:52 PM
No Hobby Lobby in Canada - but I may have to check out a few Marshall's - I was just at one last week, but we were more interested in looking at toys and decor than gift wrap


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on November 29, 2018 04:14:32 PM
Oh my!  It's not funny but I couldn't help laughing.

I am not sure I remember all the days in order.  I had it written down and got rid of that paper.

From what I can see:
pocket letter and tags were for one of the #1-6 days
sewing mat - day 12
patches was for one of the #1-6 days
flag was for one of the #1-6 days
crocheted mats - probably day 7
beads - this was an extra

Free Schnauzer: female, name is Izzy.  Goes by Turd.    Got off work came home at 3:15, left at 3:30 to go eat.  Back home at 4:15 to this!

I donít know whether to laugh or cry.   She tears mail up but I thought the presents were safe!  She has not messed with them until today.


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 29, 2018 05:12:17 PM
Quaggy:  "...goes by 'Turd'."  LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on November 29, 2018 05:25:37 PM
Quaggy:  "...goes by 'Turd'."  LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Girl BF has been calling her that   Things like come here turd.  What are getting into turd.  See ya after work turd.   Me it just never caught on until today!   I think my first comment was ďdamn it turd what did you doĒ. She immediately dropped those ears and sat there.....guilty!!!!  The other 2 were just laying in the chair where all 3 of them and I curl up looking at her like your gonna get it now.  So I guess turd has stuck!  Izzy belle turd!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 02, 2018 05:29:05 PM
Audania, how sweet to be paired again with cabinarts...AND...for more ceramics to match the previous year. Super special!

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Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Audania1 on December 03, 2018 06:45:35 AM
I really love those cactus magnets! They are too funny lol.

Also love the fabric tags! One year we got a tag on each of the 12 gifts and now they are all on our tree.

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Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on December 03, 2018 08:37:38 AM
BigBangMomma - cacti puns - hilarious!
Audania1 - those are cute little vases from CabinArts.  And I bet that homemade soap smells heavenly.
bec99 - that's a great assortment of envelopes and ornaments from gala_apples!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 03, 2018 08:53:51 AM
geekgirl--The sewing mat is so nice. I love the colors and fabrics. I have a thread catcher I received in a swap ages ago, and use it every time I sew. It is so nice to have. I've seen pictures of the tool caddy around, and wish for one too. Lucky you! Quaggy sure knows how to spoil!

Bec--love those fabric tags, and lots of fun envelopes!

Can't wait to see what everyone else is getting.

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Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Mlsocci74 on December 03, 2018 10:03:32 AM
I know I'm behind here.  But I have been super spoiled.  Here are all I have opened so far.  Lindy didn't number mine and I just opened what I wanted each day.
everything:
(https://flic.kr/p/Rg1yGE)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Rg1yGE) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
so me:
(https://flic.kr/p/2djneAu)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2djneAu) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
such talent lindy!
(https://flic.kr/p/2djneBG)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2djneBG) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
some planner clips
(https://flic.kr/p/Rg1yE5)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Rg1yE5) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
ornament kit
(https://flic.kr/p/2aCgt9h)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2aCgt9h) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
cute little altered clothespins
(https://flic.kr/p/2doQT1R)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2doQT1R) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
this is my favorite so far.  It is SOOOOO Me!!!!
(https://flic.kr/p/2aCgtiq)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2aCgtiq) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
she did goodies for all four kids too.  Heres for my twins:
(https://flic.kr/p/2aHpAnu)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2aHpAnu) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
and my daughter:
(https://flic.kr/p/2aHpAsj)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2aHpAsj) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
My oldest son hasn't opened his yet as He is never home between work, school and girlfriend.  lol  I hope to catch up tonight and post more tomorrow.  Thank you so much Lindy!!!!
and the rest:
(https://flic.kr/p/RrGWTU)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RrGWTU) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://flic.kr/p/2dzwaAM)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2dzwaAM) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://flic.kr/p/2dzwaDn)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2dzwaDn) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://flic.kr/p/RrGWW9)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RrGWW9) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://flic.kr/p/2dzwaEz)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2dzwaEz) by Melissa (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on December 03, 2018 11:27:48 AM
Quaggy you do know how to spoil, if these are the small presents I can't imagine what the large will be. Maybe a pet pony?

I love the ceramic vases, they are beautiful and those fabric tags are adorable.

Great gifts so far, can't wait to see some more.


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on December 03, 2018 11:39:33 AM
Quaggy you do know how to spoil, if these are the small presents I can't imagine what the large will be. Maybe a pet pony?

I love the ceramic vases, they are beautiful and those fabric tags are adorable.

Great gifts so far, can't wait to see some more.

A pony would have to have been day one ya know outside issues, feeding etc.   lol.   I  have a small family and we only buy presents for my mom. Grand niece and nephew.  Then me my son so I always pick one swap partner to go above and beyond.  Well this is the swap!  Timing was perfect  as I could be a secret Santa in a way.  A lot was from my stash and it is the season for sharing!  Plan to post photos of my gifts tonight. 


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 03, 2018 06:30:06 PM
LBABB-- I love that my make-shift "box" of 5 boxes made it without apparent damage!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 04, 2018 04:10:21 AM
Audania, I think you forgot to attach picture?

Day 3
Beads for my dreadlocks! And they are all cute and peppermint! Yay!

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Title: Re: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Audania1 on December 04, 2018 08:59:18 AM
Audania, I think you forgot to attach picture?

Day 3
Beads for my dreadlocks! And they are all cute and peppermint! Yay!

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Lol you are probably right! On it now!

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Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: holistic knitter on December 04, 2018 09:58:10 AM
Loving the gallery so far
Especially love the sewing machine mat and the handmade soap


Title: Re: Re: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 04, 2018 12:13:50 PM
Audania, I think you forgot to attach picture?

Day 3
Beads for my dreadlocks! And they are all cute and peppermint! Yay!

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Lol you are probably right! On it now!

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Yay! They are super festive!


Love the linoprints from Onyxnox!

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Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Audania1 on December 04, 2018 10:51:28 PM
I love that casserole carrier and the sewing mat and thread catcher. it looks perfect! Even better because you use the exact sewing machine I have lol so I know it will look good in my craft room ;)

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Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 05, 2018 03:27:11 AM
Loving the school bus and fish TM patches! They are perfect for you quaggy!

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Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on December 05, 2018 03:54:22 AM
Loving the school bus and fish TM patches! They are perfect for you quaggy!

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Yes everything has been spot on.  I just hate that my dog damaged a few things but they will get repaired this weekend.  Maybe over the holidays I can pull all my TM patches out and finally do something with them!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on December 05, 2018 04:18:47 AM
The snips were included in the owl beads I bought, they were an extra to an extra  ;D

The prayer flag should have 3 tear drop beads hanging off the bottom

the extra random beads / threads I think were the ones hanging off the pocket letter.

Glad the doggies liked their treats! 

Yes everything has been spot on.  I just hate that my dog damaged a few things but they will get repaired this weekend.  Maybe over the holidays I can pull all my TM patches out and finally do something with them!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on December 05, 2018 06:06:34 AM
The gallery is great so far!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on December 05, 2018 07:56:20 AM
The owl beads will be placed with another day.  I did find 2 beads that go to the prayer flag.  TM Fish patch 2 missing beads not found as well as the tape measure.  Still looking for it. I am posting the pocket letter and hot pad / pot holders for today after I get off work.  Will check out the strings for the pocket letter.

Starting tomorrow everything will be a surprise as none of any days forward were gotten to by Izzy.  Yes the dogs love the treats.  Well only one has been taste tested by them so far....but they have never turned any treat away.  And I love the way you make their toys!!!!

The snips were included in the owl beads I bought, they were an extra to an extra  ;D

The prayer flag should have 3 tear drop beads hanging off the bottom

the extra random beads / threads I think were the ones hanging off the pocket letter.

Glad the doggies liked their treats! 

Yes everything has been spot on.  I just hate that my dog damaged a few things but they will get repaired this weekend.  Maybe over the holidays I can pull all my TM patches out and finally do something with them!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on December 05, 2018 08:08:02 AM
OMG....I just pulled the swap up on my computer and photos are so much better......

Love the simplicity of the white glaze on the flower pots.
I have a cork ornament tree that was given by a coworker  so cute
Cactus are so popular right now....love the painting
Loving the new Christmas tree
Bright colored coasters are always a blast!
Cactus Mug rug brilliant so cute
The needle book is super cute as well as the journal I got one of those sphere ornaments in the ornament swap and they are super cool....led me to but a bunch and redo my moms tree.

I love all the tags being sent as well these are always so useful to anyone!!!!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on December 06, 2018 05:07:02 AM
those handmade knitting cards are adorable.  I may not get my photos posted for today.  We are having a float in the Christmas parade tonight.  I still have the eyes to paint on our bus today.  I will add a photo of it later just for fun.  It is a reindeer and our district is celebrating 100 years....so we have an oil derrick, Texas Flag, 100 years it all lights up, Antlers and a red nose.  All staff will be walking with it.  so it is gonna be for a long day!





Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 07, 2018 05:48:57 AM
Out of control. Just OUT OF CONTROL! ;D


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: holistic knitter on December 07, 2018 06:35:38 AM
Onyxnon - love my baubles ,, please can you or someone tell me how to make them, would love to make personalised ones for my daughter and son-in-law.

Cabinarts - love the thimble necklace you've received. I've been meaning to make myself one of those for ages.

----

TOAJ so sorry your parcel hasn't arrived yet. Tracking says it may be delayed due to labour disputes. It's somewhere in Canada, Hope it gets there soon


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on December 07, 2018 06:30:45 PM
Holistic Knitter - I think I posted a link in the ornaments site because I made some of those baubles of the Sweat Shoppe Ornament swap too - and on my blog - I will find you the link.
here is the basic tutorial - I made some minor decorative changes, such as using clear Mod Podge and translucent glitter instead of crackle paint, and if you can't get the snow texture medium, there is various tutorials on how to make your own on-line (http://onyxnox.blogspot.com/2017/08/ornament-diorama-tutorial.html)

There are still delays in the backlog at Canada Post - some things I ordered in October are slowly filtering through to me now, so there is hope that your package will get through to the East Coast soon - things shipped recently are making goodish time I noticed.

I am savouring opening mine - in other words not yet - I am going to do it the 12 days before Christmas, so starting next week on the 12th, to finish Christmas Eve.... half the fun for me is the anticipation - it gives me shivers of joy and makes me happy.  So TAOJ, I am not neglecting you and your package - I am savouring my delight in knowing I have something special to look forward to - and enjoying the vicarious pleasure of everyone else's goodies (BTW - I do that Christmas day at the in-laws too - I love watching everyone else open first, and slowly open mine).


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Audania1 on December 07, 2018 10:16:41 PM
I sent today but my tapatalk app is being weird. It's letting me post this for now but I can't see anyone's pictures or private message anyone.  Hoping to figure out what is going on with my app!



Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 08, 2018 12:12:11 AM
My Tapatalk is acting weird too. I can read a post until I click on thread, then it just says "quote." Hoping this posts from Tapatalk. Yesterday, it let me edit my post and share day 7's gift, but I just had to guess I had the right post. It did show code when I pressed edit,  but did not show my final post when I sent. You are not alone.

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Title: Re: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on December 08, 2018 07:15:42 AM
TOAJ so sorry your parcel hasn't arrived yet. Tracking says it may be delayed due to labour disputes. It's somewhere in Canada, Hope it gets there soon

I was also planning on opening mine in the 12 days before Christmas so it still has time, although when I last checked it is just sitting there a few provinces over. While I feel for the postal workers the love is wearing thin.


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on December 09, 2018 07:14:01 AM
I love the deer/clothespon ornaments.

quaggy - the gingerbread men are baked polymer clay.
And those clothespin magnets are so useful.  I made some for myself and used them as note holders on the fridge and as chip/bag clips.  I did a washi tape craft event with my craft group and of all the things we did this was the favorite.  easy and useful!

The bobbin earrings are so cute!



Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on December 09, 2018 07:46:19 AM
You are keeping me busy during my holiday break. I am going to make more of the clothespin magnets these are so cute and useful.  I thought that is what the gingerbread men where made of super cute and I am in love with my kits!

I love the deer/clothespon ornaments.

quaggy - the gingerbread men are baked polymer clay.
And those clothespin magnets are so useful.  I made some for myself and used them as note holders on the fridge and as chip/bag clips.  I did a washi tape craft event with my craft group and of all the things we did this was the favorite.  easy and useful!

The bobbin earrings are so cute!




Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on December 10, 2018 06:24:22 AM
The bus looks great quaggy!! Iím loving everyoneís packages! So much great stuff so far! It looks like weíll have some people opening at the end of the month too!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on December 10, 2018 09:01:34 AM
The bus looks great quaggy!! Iím loving everyoneís packages! So much great stuff so far! It looks like weíll have some people opening at the end of the month too!

LOL  thanks on my phone it is right side up on my desktop the bus is upside down go figure!!!!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 11, 2018 04:38:38 AM
Just about the share the amazing messenger bag LBABB made me! It is gorgeous!

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Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 11, 2018 08:29:09 AM
I'm so happy you love the bag BBM!

Wait till you see what's in tomorrow's package! ;)


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on December 11, 2018 09:24:40 AM
I love checking this thread everyday and seeing all the beautiful and unique items.

Quaggy I'd love to see that quilt when you are done and the bus looks great.

I love the mermaid tales, all the craft kits and cactus items, the sewing necklace, the 3D ornaments and lantern, and and and............


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 11, 2018 11:48:50 AM
I'm so happy you love the bag BBM!

Wait till you see what's in tomorrow's package! ;)

I am so excited I can hardly wait!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on December 12, 2018 07:00:07 AM
all the gifts are really nice.  everyone made just great packages.

that mini quilt is super cool.

the stuffed yetis are really cute.

Love the birdhouse.

Omg - I love that knitted Tomte/Nisse.  I never heard of it but how adorable

Quaggy - glad you like the journal!  My initial plan was to make 5 signatures and I realized half way through that there was no way 5 would fit so I ended up doing 3, leaving extra space in between the signatures so it has room to expand if you add things too it.  When you said Izzy got ahold of the packages I was relieved to know she didn't touch day 11 too!  She would have tons of fun with it, I'm sure  :D


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on December 12, 2018 09:24:46 AM
I am really enjoying going through the gallery!  I just got home from work, and from meeting up with fellow Craftster Wulf for breakfast and an exchange for the winter book swap - so am a bit tired, but I will definitely be admiring more closely some of the last few days gifts that will be posted....


and even better - STARTING my own 12 days - YAY!!!  Anticipation just makes things spicier :)


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on December 12, 2018 09:28:18 AM
all the gifts are really nice.  everyone made just great packages.

that mini quilt is super cool.

the stuffed yetis are really cute.

Love the birdhouse.

Omg - I love that knitted Tomte/Nisse.  I never heard of it but how adorable

Quaggy - glad you like the journal!  My initial plan was to make 5 signatures and I realized half way through that there was no way 5 would fit so I ended up doing 3, leaving extra space in between the signatures so it has room to expand if you add things too it.  When you said Izzy got ahold of the packages I was relieved to know she didn't touch day 11 too!  She would have tons of fun with it, I'm sure  :D

Izzy would have turned into a new hobby for me taxidermy!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on December 12, 2018 07:05:52 PM
Quaggy- I have to admit - I went in thinking that sewing mat would be a piece of cake. But Iíve never sewn squares together before or quilted so itís not as good as it could have been. Which is why I added the scarf - I was much more comfortable with my crocheting skills!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: quaggy on December 12, 2018 08:08:31 PM
Quaggy- I have to admit - I went in thinking that sewing mat would be a piece of cake. But Iíve never sewn squares together before or quilted so itís not as good as it could have been. Which is why I added the scarf - I was much more comfortable with my crocheting skills!

Lady you are too funny!  It is perfect!  You did a great job!  I love getting peopleís 1st and as far as sewing your pieces together they look way better than my first attempt many many years ago.  I always love to get things that people have not tried before because it just makes me giddy knowing that the love for crafting and learning will never be lost.  I have some of my 1st painted ceramics and wooden items and I must say they are hideous but I am so glad  I have them and the same goes for things I made my mom in past years.  She still has them out and would not love them if I were to replace them with the same thing if I made it today!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on December 13, 2018 08:20:23 AM
More fantastic additions to the gallery! Iím looking forward to seeing posts for the next 12 days! I will start working on feedback over the weekend too


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: TAOJ on December 13, 2018 08:35:54 AM
I'm loving the quilts, the mini one and the huge one  :o  the yetis are great and the game room sign, and tons more.

Onyxnox, sorry Jim was disappointed at no cherry blossom, I ate that up as soon as I got home, they don't last long in this house.


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on December 13, 2018 05:01:09 PM
Onyxnox, sorry Jim was disappointed at no cherry blossom, I ate that up as soon as I got home, they don't last long in this house.

He'll live - as it is, I just bought him three slabs of fudge for his stocking ;)  I could not resist - especially when the gentleman said the oreo cookie one is made with gluten free oreo-esque cookies - he will love that!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 13, 2018 05:52:15 PM
quaggy that full sized quilt you made is stunning! What a treasure!

I'd love to comment on everything as I ooh and ahh at all the pretties, but I'd need a notepad beside me to write down everything!

I really love the bobbin earrings. The tomte is cute! Don't tell LBABB the last thing I wanted to add to her package--but wasn't able to-- was a gelli plate and roll!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: BigBangMomma on December 15, 2018 07:30:07 AM
LBABB has some stuff going on, so she has asked me to go ahead and post some of her gifts. She is giving the majority of hergifts to family, but I made her a box full of goodies for herself and she has opened days 1-4 as each day was an ornament for emher family. Her son has not opened his yet, so not sharing.
I purchased a 1/4 yard of both fun yellow ladybug and bee fabrics and decided to see what I could make with it. Answer: a zip pouch, chap stuck holder, wonky star hoopla, journal cover, ornament, and pincushion. I also sent along some tubes of lotion.






I will come back later on pc (not craftster website on mobile and Tapatalk logged me out and won't let me back in, plus isn't working anyway.)


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on December 18, 2018 04:35:32 AM
Lindy - you will have so much fun gelli printing.

Whistley- that such a nice cunning hat.

bec99 - that's such a festive table runner.

BigBangMomma - those are some cute ornaments


Title: Re: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: jellybean89 on December 18, 2018 08:26:58 AM
OMYGOSH! This little sheep is SO me! I love every little thing about him! The purple! The Baubley wool! The hat! I think I shall call him Woolbur!

Yay!! I'm glad you like him! I was debating whether to make him or not, because the pattern was a bit intimidating, but I'm glad I did! :D


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on December 18, 2018 09:59:37 AM
Getting caught up on the gallery and there is so much new great stuff! I especially love the Dobby sock ornament!


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: Mlsocci74 on January 02, 2019 09:47:19 AM
Finally added the rest of my wonderful goodies from Lindy.  Sorry for the delay.  The wreath broke but I was able to fix it.  Thank you so much!!!  Me and my family loved everything.   


Title: Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on January 04, 2019 10:12:29 AM
Iím sorry the wreath broke :(

Everyone received such wonderful packages! Thank you all!