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Title: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 11, 2019 12:31:54 PM


Bakers! Please place your bakes on the gingham Alter!



Mistress Jennie <> PerfectlyBohemian
LeapFeetFirst <> fluffypants
kbrison <> patty_o_furniture
Abbeeroad <> sheepBlue
ChameleonHound <> MissingWillow

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Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 14, 2019 10:40:02 AM
Yay! I'm the first!!

I received such an awesome package from sheep! (Was there any doubt?)

First off, an EPIC union jack bunting!!



Made with precious shibori fro our Canada meet up. Here are some close ups:





THEN, there was this hilariously awesome tissue box cover!!! I love it!



Check out that pipping!



Soo cool.

Of course, she sent me a magnet of "The Queen of Mean," Paul Hollywood - so he can watch over my kitchen all of of my bakes:



And...JAFFA CAKES!



I still can't believe she found these, lol.

Overall, fantastic!! Thank you so much, Emma!! No curse of the Star Baker here. :D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on June 14, 2019 11:25:40 AM
What an amazing start to the gallery!! great job as usual sheepBlue!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: endymion on June 14, 2019 11:30:21 AM
Oh, that tissue box! SOOO awesome!!!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 14, 2019 05:30:29 PM
Yay!! I'm so happy you like it Abbee  ;D I had so much fun chuckling to myself as I crocheted the cozy. It is seriously something right out of the tent.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: fluffypants on June 15, 2019 10:55:33 AM
The tissue cozy and magnet are too funny! And the bunting is absolutely awesome.

Swap anxiety setting in!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on June 15, 2019 11:58:01 AM
What a great start to the gallery!  The tissue box is so fun.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 17, 2019 12:09:18 PM
What an awesome start to the gallery!  Sheep, your bunting came out beautifully!!!  And the tissue cover and magnet are just too funny.  :D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on June 18, 2019 02:22:43 PM
My package arrived from ChameleonHound and itís fabulous!  I am so impressed with her array of crafty skills.  Hereís a group shot.

She made me a wood burned board that I can think of a few ways to use... and a bottle of homemade vanilla!  I can think of a hundred ways to use that!

A hand painted bunting mug!  I love the shape and size of this and the bunting is perfection.

She sent a star baker box with Mary in the lid and Paul on a magnet that was tucked inside.

She even decorated the bottom of the box.

Thank you again, I love it all!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: megwell on June 18, 2019 04:49:25 PM
Loving this gallery so far! It's more than a bit of all right. I've gone from bummed I missed out on this swap to downright envious.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: kbrison on June 18, 2019 06:01:03 PM
Love everyone's creativity but what got me laughing was the bottom of the star box. No soggy bottoms can be interpreted so many ways so, of course, my mind went in directions it definitely wasn't meant to go.

Sheep, you were definitely thinking outside the box (tissue box, that is) to come up with a perfect bake.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 19, 2019 04:20:03 AM
I love the package ChameleonHound! The food board is great - I'm very impressed with the smoothness of your woodburned lines (having tried once or twice, that is hard!). The homemade vanilla is also such a great idea, I've often thought of trying infused oils, etc but never quite get around to it. The star baker box though, takes the cake! LOVE the No Soggy Bottoms.  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 19, 2019 10:37:49 AM
Got mine from Kbrison!

She sent two beautiful cake stands!  One elegant glass and a fun and funky floral.  



Also got an actual Mary Berry book!  Awesome.  
Then there is a sweet strawberry recipe book I can add all my faves.




 Thanks Kbrison!  Love it!



Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: fluffypants on June 19, 2019 11:21:34 AM
Such great packages so far! I totally blanked and thought sendouts were today. Frantically wrapping up to send, ack!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on June 19, 2019 12:11:16 PM
Those cake stands are awesome and holy cow, a Mary Berry book!  Have you picked out a recipe to try first yet?


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 19, 2019 03:59:05 PM
Ooh I love the "crystal" cake stand. I bet Mary Berry has one just like it  :D Awesome package!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 19, 2019 05:08:11 PM
Ahh I received an amazing GBBO package from Abbeeroad today  :D

We must have been on the same wave-length because she embroidered me a freaking Mary Berry prayer candle!!! Complete with her tasteful pearls, and a lifestyle of perfection to model myself after. I love her expression and the stitching is perfect <3



She made me 3 awesome dish towels to show off in my kitchen, and keep me ever-mindful of the spirit of GBBO that I should hope to espouse when getting my bake on   ;D



And a few extras - a cute mini bunting and some fun socks to rock when binging some more GBBO.



Abbee, you're the best! Don't let Candice bum you out too much  ;)


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: ChameleonHound on June 19, 2019 05:47:06 PM
So many good things in this gallery, but be prepared to be envious!
I received my package from MissingWillow, behold!



She made me a tiny workstation! It has a few delicious-looking tiny baked goods, including Nadiya's peacock showstopper. So amazing! All it needs is a stressed-out baker crouching in front of the oven (which could be me, of course).  :D




She also sent some lovely tea, and a teapot cozy out of some really pretty fabric! Here's another pic inside out so you can see the bird print on the inside.



I love it all! Thank you!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 19, 2019 06:09:23 PM
OMG I love the tiny bakes!! And I recognized Nadiya's show stopper peacock immediately  :D The fabric for the teapot cozy is perfect as well. Awesome package  ;D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Powerhouseofthecell on June 19, 2019 06:28:19 PM
I love everything in this gallery, but that Mary Berry prayer candle is AMAZING.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: kbrison on June 20, 2019 09:47:35 PM
I received a wonderful package from patty_o_furniture! A display stand, a large magnet (looks scrummy; looks hideous), two glass mugs that have been etched to read "Star Baker", three bars of soap (Mary's Rosace A L'Orange Soap, Paul's Christmas Entremet Soap, and Prue's Raspberry Blancmange Soap), and a thick cookbook that has some wonderful sounding recipes. The soaps look and smell like something you would find in an exclusive specialty shop and exhibit a skill level that I'm far from reaching. They really are almost too nice to use but I can hear CLM and edelc both telling me "use the good beads" so I'm sure I'll break down at some point and use them. But not until I've admired them for a good, long time.

Sorry for the sideways photo of the assembled display stand. I promise I rotated it to an upright position before I posted it but the rotation didn't last. The top two plates are the same size even though they give the impression that the top plate is larger than the middle plate. Isn't the ribbon bow at the top a nice way to finish off the piece?

And two recipes from the cookbook that I thought some of you might like to try.


Just realized that the layering and design of the soaps don't show because I wanted to show the labels. I'll photograph them from the top and add it to my post tomorrow.

Thank you so much, patty_o_furniture!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 21, 2019 04:10:09 AM
Wonderful package! the soaps sound good enough to eat  ;D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 21, 2019 09:51:37 AM
Oh I love everything in this gallery so much!!

Homemade vanilla extract!! And awesome woodburning, ChameleonHound!

Love that patty_o and kbrison sent each other baking stands and recipe books, but I LOVE that "Scrummy/Looks Hideous" magnet!! Well matched, bakers!

Nadiya's little baking station from Missing Willow is perfect!!! I also recognized her peacock straight away!

YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY!! ( I meant 5 yays that time! ;) ) I'm glad you liked everything sheep!! It is so fun to swap with you. :D

**shakes fist at Candice**


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 21, 2019 03:14:38 PM
Seriously adorable cake stand.  And Abbee, your candle is flippin' BRILLIANT mate.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 23, 2019 03:16:51 PM
On Friday I received the most lovely package from PerfectlyBohemian.  Now, before I show you guys all the amazing goodies, you should know, that both of us chose to go nuts on this swap, and we both crafted well beyond the requirements, and then sent tons of fun extras just to make the other smile.  So get ready for a metric ton of photos...

First, a tiny needle felted slice of strawberry cake.  I adore strawberries, and strawberry shortcake, and I just want to take a bit of this little beauty.  But it's wool, so I won't.  I am however going to attach a magnet to the back so it can live on my fridge.



Next, there is the most adorable little kitchen witch!  She's going to live in the kitchen and use her magic to protect our house from Bad Bakes.  Look at her sweet little dress and tiny pointy hat!  And her pretty red hair!  And her teeny tiny whisk!  I utterly adore her.  :D


Of course any good kitchen witch needs a wand.  A spoon wand!  Or even two!  Here are both together:


Detail shot of the yarn wrapping and crystal and painting:




And a detail shot of the second one:


I already hung the witch and the larger spoon wand on the narrow little bit of wall beside the fridge.  Below you can see a dot painting by Abbeeroad, and the beautiful mosaic by sheepBlue (http://sheepBlue) on the side of that wall.  (The peach magnet was also made by a Craftster, but I'm not sure who... Perhaps Missing Willow?)


I know that PB has a love of enamel pins, and shopping for her for this swap had me looking at (and buying) more pins to add to my own collection, which she had asked to see.  I sent her a pic of mine, all displayed on a board in my studio, and she noted that it was getting full.  So she made me two more boards!  And included a few pins from her own hoard collection, and a few new ones.  The strawberry board contains a basket of strawberries, and a strawberry macaron.  The striped board contains Finn & Jake from Adventure Time, 'Maker' in a pretty font, a Gryffindor crest, and 'Living My Best Life', which is something I kept saying when we were all out on our beer crawl through Asheville, and PB was having a grand time shopping for goodies.   :D


She sent an AWESOME cookbook from the Pieminister.  I'm already reading it.  (I read cookbooks as though they were novels.  Page at a time, cover to cover, even if I'm not looking for a specific recipe.  I'm odd.)


She sent LOTS of stickers, including some D&D stickers for my husband, some nice felt tip pens, and a cute little strawberry patch.


Meanwhile everything was wrapped in tea towels.  I've got a bunch more in my collection now!


Check out the card she sent!  I freakin' love it.  I'm thinking of framing it and adding it to the kitchen decor as well.   ;D


And then finally, as though that weren't enough, we get to her BIG project.  And big is really not a big enough word to describe this creation... My very own baking witch hat!  It couldn't be more ME if it tried.  A lovely purple hat, that she both wet felted and needle felted.  Containing adorable slices of strawberry cake, and sliced berries, pretty ribbons & baking twine, an embroidered mini-bunting, and even a swirl in the crown, as though the confection were piped into creation. 


Details of the cake and berries:


Detail of the tiny bunting:


I wore it all through date night on Friday night.  While we were curled up watching a sci-fi movie.  I wore it while I did dishes and wiped down counters today.  I'm thinking of making myself an apron to match it.  Also, trying to figure out where to keep it on the rare occasion it's not being worn in the kitchen.  In my studio, so I can wear it while crafting too?  Down in the kitchen, on its own cake stand pedestal, reigning over my kitchen from the top of the bookcase?  It must be protected from puppies and splatters of grease at all costs!  It must be protected from other kitchen witches who might wish to use it to prevent soggy bottoms!  Perhaps an undetectable secrecy sensor spell? 

Darling PB, thank you so much for the most wonderful swap I've done in years.  It was so much fun crafting for you, and it was a joy to unwrap each little jewel in my giant box of goodies.  I will treasure each and every one of them.   :-* :-* :-*




Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 23, 2019 05:08:54 PM
Oh my goodness! Look at this gallery! I was so distracted by making so many practice witch hats that I haven't been checking in and missed the gallery page :x

sheep, I love the tissue box cover - so cute and functional! The bunting is absolutely amazing handiwork, and the prayer card is super hilarious.

Chameleon, I love that star baker box and the cutting board! They're both so cool. Love the quotes and sweet little bunting on the mug, too :)

Kbrison, awesome cake stands, and so cool that you found a Mary Berry cookbook! Love the variety of backs in the recipes book too!

Abbee, omg, that prayer candle. I'm dying. So fantastic!

MW, your miniatures are so freaking awesome as always! I love that showstopper, too!

Patty, the cake stand is so pretty! I love that it flattens for storage. So handy!

Jennie, I'm glad you caught the reason for me getting you the "best life" pin ;D Glad you enjoyed everything!! It was so freaking fun making your package :D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 23, 2019 05:52:13 PM
Aaaand now for what I received from Jennie!! She sent sooo many things and they are all so terrific. Everything was wrapped so lovely like little pastries from a bake shop in gingham tissue paper and ribbon and bakers twine.



She embroidered a very beautiful tea towel with all the bakes you could possibly imagine. The stitching on this lovely piece is SO NEAT and the back is too!



She crocheted the most beautiful dragon egg dice bag in "cupcake" silk yarn. It's the prettiest thing in my D&D bag now!



She made an insanely long, super intricate, paper Union Jack bunting for me! It is insanely long and I can't wait to find it a spot in our home because it's so lovely! I love the variety of papers and the soft colors. It's super lovely and aallll miiiine.



The next thing she made was the sweetest (hehe) crocheted rhubarb pie hot pad. It's so perfect! I love it. :D



She also sent a jar of her homemade Strawberry Elderflower jam with a doily she made on the lid. (Bebop approves).



And two boxes of "macaron" soaps! Macarons are my most favorite baked good of all time and these smell so heavenly. There was also a jar of vanilla sugar scrub to go along with the bath and body themed treats:





AND THEN there was a huge set of wine charms in a rainbow of colors and all with a different tasty baked good or baking tool!



She also sent a donut themed kitchen towel (that I happened to have been eyeing at Target already ;) ) covered in enamel pins!!!!! Like... so many pins (I only have a "small" collection - seen in the background of the pin shot :x). And a teeny macaron container with another pin inside, vanilla macaron Tazo tea, and strawberry socks! I feel super super spoiled and this was suuuuch a fun swap <3





Thanks so much for the freaking amazing package, Jennie, and thank you sooo much for organizing, sheep!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 24, 2019 04:03:02 AM
I love EVERYTHING! The witches hat, the macaron soaps (if you didn't say anything, I'd swear they were real!), the embroidered dishcloth, magic kitchen spoons! You both are amazing  :D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 24, 2019 06:55:37 AM
You know how when you watch a GBBO episode from early in the season, and you can just tell who's going to be in the final? That's how I feel looking at the packages from PB and MJ!

How on Earth (given the same amount of time as the rest of us) did you ladies do all that?!?! You both rock the socks.

That HAT!! So epic, PB!! And so perfect for Jennie! I also LOVE the spoon wands...and I love seeing them displayed with other Craftster swag. :D OF COURSE you sent stickers and enamel pins, lol.

AMAZING embroidery, Jennie, but those SOAPS?!?!? What? So perfect and tiny!!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 24, 2019 08:10:00 AM
Lol.  :D The soaps do look impressive, but they were possibly the easiest item in the swap package.  I bought a mold for them on Amazon.  It makes 6 soaps per batch.  (If I was going to do more of them, I'd consider getting a second mold to do more at a time.)  Chop up some goats milk melt & pour soap, about 1/4 of which you will leave white, and 3/4 of which you will tint and scent.  The 'hard' part is just waiting for one layer to set up, before you can heat up & pour on the next layer.  I had all the stuff out on my kitchen counter for about 4 days.  Every time I'd go into the kitchen, I'd just add another layer, and come back later, while doing other things.  Out of a 2lb block of soap I think I got about 39 macarons, and one larger lump of leftover soap that had been already tinted and scented.  (I forgot to put aside 1/4 for 'filling', and had too much 'cookie'.) 

PB, I can't remember if I warned you in the card or not, but I'd save the vanilla latte soaps for your hands.  They have coarse ground coffee grinds as the 'vanilla bean specks', and true to their name, they are in fact coarse.  Great for scrubbing hands, but a bit scratchy on more delicate areas. 


Title: Re: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 24, 2019 03:29:20 PM
PB, I can't remember if I warned you in the card or not, but I'd save the vanilla latte soaps for your hands.  They have coarse ground coffee grinds as the 'vanilla bean specks', and true to their name, they are in fact coarse.  Great for scrubbing hands, but a bit scratchy on more delicate areas. 

 :D :D :D

No scratchy bottoms!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: fluffypants on June 24, 2019 04:19:37 PM
That hat! That embroidered dish towel! Hokey smokes! And the idea of wrapping everything in dishtowels? Genius!

I received three fabulous hoops today from LeapFeetFirst! I am not an embroiderer (though I've given it a shot and would like to try again) and am ASTOUNDED at such intricate tidy text work! And the sprinkle fabric makes me smile. I'll need to find some of my own for ... well ... no reason, I just feel like I need it. ;)







Thank you Melanie! They will be going up in either the kitchen or the craft room after I'm done ogling that insane stitching awhile longer!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: kbrison on June 24, 2019 04:21:09 PM
I'm seriously drooling over the felted hat and all the macaron soaps but it's a good thing I don't live near MJ. Otherwise I might cast a spell over that adorable kitchen witch to bring her flying my way. And if you're odd, Mistress Jennie, then so am I. So far I've only read my way through to the bread section of the cookbook that patty_o_furniture sent to me because I keep getting distracted by how good so many of these recipes sound.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 24, 2019 06:07:47 PM
Bahaha scratchy bottoms. Yes, I was warned.

Abbee, I sent a day late, so technically not the same amount of time ;P it was worth it though. Lots of extra little details got added that last night :D

OMG, I love that sprinkle fabric. Beautiful stitches too!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 25, 2019 07:03:59 AM
Love the sprinkle embroidery!! Awesome stitching. :)


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 25, 2019 07:40:25 AM
Hear hear! The sprinkle fabric is perfect as are the stitches!  :D Seriously makes me want a cupcake right now!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on June 25, 2019 08:46:10 AM
fluffypants- I am so glad you like your hoops! I scoured my local fabric stores to find the best fabric to stitch on, but I couldn't find anything baking themed that I liked. I finally tried Joanne's and that's where I found the sprinkle fabric! As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on June 26, 2019 12:26:23 PM
I received the most amazing swap package from fluffypants! I was so excited to open it when it arrived that I forgot to take a photo of the amazing donut wrapping paper on the outside of the package. Trust me- it was epic!

The first thing I unwrapped was a kickass new apron for my DH. He is definitely the baker in our family, and loves to make pretzels, so this is perfect! I didn't get a shot of the back but the pretzel ends are actually the ties. So clever!


Next up was this intriguing package. I love googly eyes, but I was a little confused. So I set them aside and unwrapped the package...


To find this amazing painting! I love the colors and the fact that it looks like a retro advertisement.


I am guessing that you all figured out what the googly eyes were for, didn't you...  ;D


I laughed forever when I put the googly eyes on Mary Berry. It is sheer perfection!!

Fluffypants also included some yummy Jaffa Cakes- which I've never had but now love, and some yummy looking tea.


Thanks for everything Mary!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 26, 2019 01:06:14 PM
OMG, that package is hilarious! 


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: kbrison on June 26, 2019 04:43:40 PM
DH looks ready to dig into the flour. Homemade pretzels would have been great for the beer hop in Asheville and would have gone over well with our margaritas back at the house, too.  ;D Love a man who can bake!

Mary Berry as a cartoon character was great. But with google eyes? Beyond funny!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 26, 2019 06:52:49 PM
OMG That painting gets star painter! I love it so much  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 26, 2019 07:02:41 PM
Yay!!! Everyone has received and has feedback now.

Thanks everyone for playing! I loved this swap so much  ;D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 26, 2019 07:06:03 PM


Hey, I know that guy! Tell him me and Rob like the apron he's wearing :D.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: fluffypants on June 26, 2019 07:15:35 PM
I'm so glad everything arrived safely! I have to tell the short story of the googly eyes. I had re-done Mary's eyes about four times on that painting and just couldn't get them right; she always looked tired or bored. I was so done with it at that point that I thought to myself, FINE, I'M JUST GONNA GIVE HER GOOGLY EYES. And I pulled them out of a box, plopped them on the painting, and couldn't. stop. laughing. The laughter must have helped my frustration, as I tried the eyes again, and was finally happy with them! ...But couldn't get the googly eyes out of my head. So, I decided she needed the magnetic googlies for when she is VERY excited (or has had a tipple or two)!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 26, 2019 07:21:41 PM
It is so dang funny and such a great idea. I am going to have to look up that show, just because OMG I will imagine that person with interchangeable crazy google eyes every time she gets excited, lol. That's the best!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: ChameleonHound on June 27, 2019 05:21:39 AM
The apron is lovely, and the Mary Berry with and without googly eyes takes the cake!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 27, 2019 06:17:16 AM
GET IN!  :o (I might be watching too much Liam at the moment..)

Love the apron! It's a perfect fit! I agree with Kathy...formally putting in a request for pretzels at our next meet up, LFF. ;)

But the googly eyes on Mary!!!! So wonderful and creative.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 27, 2019 07:22:20 AM
All these packages are so fun!  :D


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on June 27, 2019 07:33:48 AM
I will let Eric know that there's been a request for pretzels for all of Craftster :-)


Title: Re: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on June 27, 2019 07:41:14 AM
Hey, I know that guy! Tell him me and Rob like the apron he's wearing :D.

craftylittlemonkey- i will be sure to do that!!  ;D


Title: Re: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 27, 2019 08:12:34 AM
I'm so glad everything arrived safely! I have to tell the short story of the googly eyes. I had re-done Mary's eyes about four times on that painting and just couldn't get them right; she always looked tired or bored. I was so done with it at that point that I thought to myself, FINE, I'M JUST GONNA GIVE HER GOOGLY EYES. And I pulled them out of a box, plopped them on the painting, and couldn't. stop. laughing. The laughter must have helped my frustration, as I tried the eyes again, and was finally happy with them! ...But couldn't get the googly eyes out of my head. So, I decided she needed the magnetic googlies for when she is VERY excited (or has had a tipple or two)!

That's a bit of alright  ;)


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 27, 2019 09:36:59 AM
PS - I really love that you gave us Star Baker status in our feedback sheep. :D

I want this swap to go on forever!


Title: Re: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on June 27, 2019 11:36:46 AM
PS - I really love that you gave us Star Baker status in our feedback sheep. :D

I want this swap to go on forever!

You all are Star Bakers in my heart hehe.


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on June 27, 2019 12:09:14 PM
Thanks so much for running this amazing swap sheepBlue!!


Title: Re: Great British Bake Off Swap Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 27, 2019 05:20:59 PM
PS - I really love that you gave us Star Baker status in our feedback sheep. :D

I want this swap to go on forever!

You all are Star Bakers in my heart hehe.
Oh my goodness, adorable <3

Those googly eyes on Mary are so flippin' funny. Terrific addition ;P