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Title: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: seaofstars on February 28, 2006 07:09:46 AM
Post your goodies here!  :)


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: snacker on February 28, 2006 10:11:45 AM
Somebody already received??? 

Wow, can't wait to see all the thingies!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: bluelise on February 28, 2006 11:59:40 AM


I received from Raindrops yesterday. She sent me a cute little painted box that I'm going to use to store some of my rubber stamps. She also send along two rubber stamps, two pieces of fabric (one plaid, the other with a sewing notion pattern on it), and a skirt pattern. Now I'm excited to get to work sewing and to use my new rubber stamps! Thanks so much, Raindrops!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: raindrops on February 28, 2006 01:06:10 PM
I'm glad you like it!  The box has a free-handed sewing machine on it (my drawing skills do leave something to be desired, but I wanted it to look like a street sign).  Since you wanted a craft-related stamp, I tried to find a sewing machine or even a pair of scissors, but couldn't, so I found one with a Picasso quote ("Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.").  The pattern was the preppiest that I had, and I thought the plaid would be cute with it.  I couldn't resist the sewing notion fabric that I found in my mom's stash (it has scissors and thread and pincushions!!).  I hope you enjoy! :D


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: MissMeshell on February 28, 2006 04:17:50 PM
Oh that art stamp is awesome :D We have a severe shortage of cool rubber stamps where I live


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on February 28, 2006 06:11:36 PM
good stuff!

i like the sewing machine you drew! (is "drew" right?)


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: raindrops on February 28, 2006 07:12:12 PM
yep, it's "drew"! ;)


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: GoldfishGirl on March 01, 2006 03:01:00 PM
Such fabulous swag! I've got to get working on my partners stuff.


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: bluelise on March 03, 2006 04:48:41 PM
Faeriegirlie pm'd me yesterday to let me know that she had received, so I thought I'd post pics of a few of the items I put in her package. She requested wrist pin cushions, so I made three for her. One is magnetic, one is woven and the other I just made with felt. I also made a needlebook for her.




Pictures of the cards I made along with some decorated candleholders can be found here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72057594068963489/)

I also sent along some tags she can use, a sewing magazine and a craft book. I don't have any pictures of the whole package all together, so hopefully Faeriegirlie will post one later.


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: faeriegirlie on March 07, 2006 08:53:08 PM
Thanks for posting the pictures Bluelise!  My camera hasn't been being nice to me the past few days so I haven't been able to post the pictures.  I am still in love with everything you sent! 

Thanks again!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: bluelise on March 16, 2006 03:26:40 PM
I keep checking this gallery to see what other people made/received. I'm hoping to be inspired by what you've made!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: seaofstars on March 18, 2006 02:12:57 PM
Hi everyone and thanks for keeping me posted on your sends and receives. If you haven't pmed me yet, please do asap. Thanks!

Also, I received my WONDERFUL package from missmeshell this weekend and oh my oh my! was I spoiled! She sent me loads of beautiful goodies and I'm just in love with them all! Merci! Merci! Meshell!

But.. my laptop has died! (grrr...  >:( ) So, I'm quite sorry for the lack of updates! Also, I'm not going to get it back for about 3 weeks, so I can't post pics until then. My dearest meshell.. please post the ones you have if you can!

I'll be sneaking on my boyfriends work computer as much as possible, so please bare with me for pm replies and updates.

Continue to keep me updated and post post post! those goodies!  :)


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: MissMeshell on March 18, 2006 05:23:22 PM
I'm so glad it arrived, and safely, and that you liked it! :D lol.

Piccies coming some time today!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: seaofstars on March 18, 2006 06:08:46 PM
I'm so glad it arrived, and safely, and that you liked it! :D lol.

liked? no, no, no, no... love!  ;D ;)


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: MissMeshell on March 18, 2006 10:15:05 PM
K, here's what I sent the lovely seaofstars :)...


Here's the package all together, I had a total ball making this stuff as well as all the relevant fabric shopping and what-not :)
I sent: A reversible knitting/sewing tote bag, a sewing goodies bag, two handbound journals (I learnt how to coptic stitch at last!), felt and fabric patches, a crafty skull keyring, a decopages and fabric lined box and a few random buttons. The wrapped package on the left has some Aussie goodies in it as we thought it would be fun to do a mini country swap at the same time :)

Now for some detail piccies...


The journals, on the left is the mini one which is covered in some cute sewing themed fabric, the larger one (right and bottom) is covered in vintage wallpaper and vintage sewing and knitting images. The pages in both are tea dyed the the smaller one has ripped edges, the bigger one has neat edges :P


My fave thing was the sewing goodies bag, this is the third one I've made so I was very pleased with myself that it was pretty neat! *yay* lol, I've got a tute up around here somewhere for these bags as well as in my blog archives. Theres 2 layers of diff sized pockets, pin-cushion, needle book, stitch-marker or whatever holder, and a pencil/brush/needle/etc. roll. I thought this fabric was real cute :)


This was a reversible knit/sew tote with two internal and two external pockets with stencilled and embroidered patches on them so you can decide what mood you are in ;)


And the decopaged box with more vintage images on it, inside there were some felt patches and a few random things.

And that's it! :D This was such a fun swap, and I'm waiting excitedly for my package, I'm so bad at waiting... :P
I can't wait to see more of what everyone came up with!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: MissMeshell on March 18, 2006 10:29:12 PM

Oh and here are the Aussie extras, some yummies, an Aussie knitting mag, two mix CD's with all Aussie music and some random stamps. :)


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: bluelise on March 19, 2006 10:56:23 AM
Ooh, what great stuff! I really like the tote and the bag. I'm impressed, MissMeshell!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: avsceriline on March 19, 2006 12:39:15 PM
MissMeShell,
What an awesome swap package!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: snacker on March 19, 2006 12:58:51 PM
I love the tools holder and patches! :o

Great package!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: MissMeshell on March 19, 2006 05:12:13 PM
Thanks girls :D I had fun making!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: Six on March 20, 2006 12:31:26 PM
My package is just going out today! I got send to DC last week unexpectedly. Damn working for a political party!

I threw in some extra goodies just to make up for the time.


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on March 20, 2006 12:50:20 PM
wow!!! miss mechell - you really outdid yourself!!! what an amazing package! i'm drooling over that little "notions kit!" i must look for your tute!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: seaofstars on March 21, 2006 12:59:36 PM
Wasn't I completely spoiled by missmeshell??!!  ;D I'm such a lucky girl! I'm loving all my goodies and get compliments on my tote all the time! Thank you so much!  :D


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: seaofstars on March 22, 2006 07:19:45 AM
I've just posted an update in the main thread, so please be sure to check and let me know if there's any mistakes and update me if you've sent/received. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77783.msg811382#msg811382 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77783.msg811382#msg811382)

My computer is back from the repair shop (Can I get a hooray!? hehe) so, I'm here and fully functional now!  ;)

I know there has been a few people who have received, so don't forget to post pics!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on March 22, 2006 02:18:12 PM
Wow! Everything looks so awesome! I love those patches!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on March 22, 2006 05:55:06 PM
i got the best package ever from amanda. check this out.


here is an perfectly crafted knitting pirate knitting tote. i can't say enough good things about it. it is freakin' rad.

and the piece de resitance (i really don't know how to spell that, or say it for that matter)


a monkey made in my image!!! i feel like a rock star!!!

check out the resemblence


(everyone i work with thinks the monkey's cuter! j/k)

thank you so much amanda, you are awesome!!!!! xo

edited to add: she also sent some drink charms, and a citrus dishtowel for me to turn into a needle roll. oh, and a bottle cap necklace which is also super cool! i just keep dragging the tote and monkey to work with me.


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: MissMeshell on March 22, 2006 05:56:42 PM
OH. MY. GOSH. :o That is just freaking amazing! :D


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on March 22, 2006 06:00:27 PM
i know! did i score or what?


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on March 22, 2006 06:51:38 PM
Holy Cow!~
That rocks!!!!! The monkey is so cute and of course, so is the girl!That is so awesome!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: snacker on March 22, 2006 07:52:46 PM
Spitting image!!!!

Love the skull tote!

Wow!

This gallery is craft-love-taffic (or awesome!)


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on March 22, 2006 07:59:33 PM
I just got my package today-which is pretty funny because so did my partner! WEIRD!!! I got the coolest apron with my name on it! It rocks! Lots of little goodies!  Anyhoo. I am at work now, so I can't post pictures-but I will modifiy soon. Thank you so much Six!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: seaofstars on March 23, 2006 05:57:52 AM
What wonderful goodies! I love the knitting tote and sock monkey, so cute! And she looks just like you Rachel!  ;D Is that a little pin that says Rachel's Sweatshop?!? hehe  ;)

Can't wat to see your goodies kittykill!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: avsceriline on March 23, 2006 07:56:16 AM
I'm so glad you like everything, Rachel! I had a blast making it all...so much so, that I think I'm going to make myself a sock monkey mini-me!  ;D


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: Six on March 23, 2006 08:56:26 PM
What I got from KittyKill ;D



The coolest needle roll ever!



A little toolbox, which encouraged me to organize my craft area.



Beautious stich markers, which all my knitting friends are way jealous of.


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on March 24, 2006 10:58:06 AM
Here's all my loot-sorry so many pictures. I blame my boyfriend!








Thank you so much! I hope I didn't forget anything!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: Six on March 24, 2006 11:28:25 AM
Hahahaha, I love how random my box is! My mom just kept giving me things to throw in there.

Was it as fun to open the box as I tried to make it? Haha.. I finished at 1am and was pretty hyper.

Hope you like it all!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on March 24, 2006 11:34:30 AM
I should have taken a picture of the box too. It was so awesome! I loved all the writing on it. Thanks again!!!! ;D


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: Six on March 24, 2006 11:36:19 AM
I should have taken a picture of the box too. It was so awesome! I loved all the writing on it. Thanks again!!!! ;D

I am actually utilizing your needle roll right now.. 8)

You were a great first swap partner!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on March 25, 2006 11:13:34 PM
That is awesome skull fabric!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on March 26, 2006 07:53:31 AM
I know-isn't it great! I'm so glad you like the knitting needle roll-it was my first attempt.

Six-you were a great swap partner! I had so much fun making for you and receiveing!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: seaofstars on March 26, 2006 09:27:30 AM
I love the apron, so cute  :D  Everything is looking awesome ladies!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: avsceriline on March 27, 2006 09:40:21 PM
I got my package from dharma_rebel and I love it! ;D


First off, here is my new ginormous knitting tote! I am so happy to have something this big, so I can carry around all my projects at once. There are great long pockets inside for needles. It even has a little d-ring attachment to hold stitch markers! Truly a thoughtful knitter's gift. Not to mention that it's pretty much my favorite color of all time...


Here are two coordinating accessory pouches. They are both lined, and very sturdy. Perfect for all my little doo-dads! Rachel, I meant to ask you: where did you get the white sewing fabric? I LOVE it!


And finally, here are some beautiful stitch markers. I've always been a tie-a-scrap-of-yarn-on kind of girl, so I am thrilled to finally have some of these! The charms are knitting and sewing related.

THANK YOU, DHARMA_REBEL! You are a fantastic swap partner!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on March 28, 2006 01:53:56 PM
actually, i found that fabric at the thrift store right before i was going to send out your package. i had to hold the package for a day so that i could turn that scrap into a pouch for you! i was sure you would appreciate it! i'm so glad you like your stuff. i had some major swap anxiety after receiving your package!

*note to self: send BEFORE your partner, then there's no, "just one more thing to make it better"


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on March 29, 2006 02:17:00 PM
Well, after battles with customs, Postal Annex and UPS my package from Sunshinefairy is finally here...opening now...arrrgghhh!  Foiled by packaing tape again!

TADA!!!

A wonderful JOMBO tote, apron (with tools!!!!) fabric (orange and green fleece for stuffies!!!) and an AMAZING scented candle!  I LOVE LAVENDER!!!

I will make use of apron in garden too!

Pics...





Isn't the lining AMAZING!!!

Thank you for everthing sunshinefairy!!!!  Sorry for all the shipping trouble!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: sunshinefairy on April 03, 2006 03:14:09 PM
I received my package today from Kristen81 and I love it.  She made me the best tank top with a beautiful picture of candles burning.

This is the candles up close.

Kristen made me  a wonderful purse made out of fabric with fairies on it.  I love fairies.  It has pockets on the inside for my crochet hooks and such.

She also made me these cute pin cushions, they will fit into the top of a spool of thread.  Aren't they just precious?

Last and certainly not least a chocolate bar that had to go straight into the fridge for later.  Thanks Kristen for being such a great swap partner.


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: Kristen81 on April 03, 2006 03:29:42 PM
It came!!! It came!!!  Took it's time, whew!  How did the tank fit??

Glad you liked everything!

I saw pincushoins made like that at Michaels and thought it would be a good idea, I mean who DOESN'T jam pins into the top of spools of thread anyway, not you have a handy pincushion that fits in the top of a spool of thread.  Then I thought "I could MAKE that!!!"



Here is a pic from the side...they are glued to the top of a golf tee. 


BTW, sunshine fairy where did you buy the fabric you used for the bag lining? It's amazing!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: gebah on April 03, 2006 04:32:54 PM
WOW....those little pincushion thingies are great....love the idea of attaching them to golf tees....putting this on my list of things to do....


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: seaofstars on April 04, 2006 07:48:23 AM
What a cute idea!? And I love the tank top and bag. Great goods everyone!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: snacker on April 08, 2006 04:18:39 PM
Thank you, cortag04!

I completely spaced out on giving you a big shout-out for all the lovely things you sent me.  cortag04 sent me lots of supplies...scissors, measuring tape, a knitting bag, sewing maching cleaning tools...there were lots 'n' lots of supplies.

Thank you! :)


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: MissMeshell on April 13, 2006 02:24:43 AM
Today I received the most FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC, wonderful, lovely, amazing (insert other nice words of choice) package from seaofstars, I'll post piccies tomorrow when the light is better! :D

Thank you so much gorgeous girl! ;D


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: MissMeshell on April 14, 2006 12:59:51 AM
OKAY, I'm back with heaps of piccies (sorry dial-up users! But she just sent so much ;D)

Seriously, I had the most AMAZING time going through this package, as I told seaofstars, I'm real sick, stumbled out the front door to try and find the missing newspaper and tripped over this wonderful package! You should have seen me opening everything, my goodness, I was going crazy with delight, I got SO SPOILT and she just got everything so right, what a mind reader! :D These pics totally don't do everything justice, but I love, love, love EVERY SINGLE THING in the package...she sent so many goodies and they were all wrapped up SO nicely, even the box had gorgeous stuff all over it, so here we go! ;)


Okay first...we decided to sent each other a little something from each of our countries, I got 4 awesome tins of Altoids to play with (YESSS!!), as well as Sour Starburst chews and 2 Wonka strawberry Taffy bars (Oh my gosh, am I in love...you will notice that there were only wrappers and a few starbursts left to photograph :P) She also sent a great letter on the cutest stationary with a paper doll envelope!

Next we have 2 bits of PRINTED felt *sqeal* ;D 2 rolls of gorgeous ribbons,one with rainbows and one with summery umbrellas, cocktails, olives etc. and 'up and away' badge from her awesome project and store, also 2 GORGEOUS covered buttons also from the store (awesome packaging!) A great decorated box with knit, purple and sew SCRABBLE LETTER magnets inside! Woohoo, I have so wanted some of these, which I haven't said ANYWHERE *twilight zone theme song*


Awesome fabrics!! The two on the left are my absolute fave's, mum's been trying to steal the other dots off me but I wont let her :P

Right: The softest yarn I have ever felt, I am so in love with it, I keep picking it up and feeling its softness, lol, and a Patons pattern booklet (I'm so making warm, soft legwarmers out of them!)


The most FABULOUS needle roll ever created, I love the fabrics to death, she got this just right! :)


Lined zipper pouch (woohoo!) with the fab 'up and away' bird appliqued on it, I love this bird, I've seen it so much in the store and have been coveting it for ever!


Now... for the peir de resistance (How on EARTH do you spell that? :P) CRAFTING APRON! *hyperventilate* ;D ;D It's grey with PINK stitching and two amazing appliques you are so damn neat Rach!) and it is so cute and frills out from the waistband and the pockets are LINED with the same gorgeous fabric that the strap is made of, and it is SO sturdy and yummy!

(Please excuse my un-animated poses, I had a whole scenario planned, flitting around the craft-room like a bee in my new apron, but was too dark, so grabbed mum and headed outside...god I need to teach that woman how to use a digital camera...what you see here is me majorly pissed off after 10 hours of her trying to take a photo and the camera turning off a million times because she was too slow :P UGH, LOL, so this is me in 'TAKE THE FRIKKEN PICTURE' pose ;) and the obligitory butt shot.)


and last but definitely not least, here are the gorgeous tags she made for my goods (which SO are not being given away, call me greedy but... :P) Aren't they fabulous.

As you can see on the right I've already used some ribbon to jazz up my staff ID and swipe card (edited so as not to reveal my true identity :P)

*Takes deep breath*
HOW COOL IS MY PACKAGE?!!? ;D

seaofstars, again, thank you SO MUCH, you just totally rock my world, words can't say enough.


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: seaofstars on April 14, 2006 04:36:13 PM
 ;D thank you so much for posting pics my little miss meshell!! I really appreciate it, things are so hectic or'here.

I'm tickled pink that you like everything as much as you do! Your apron looks super cute on you, as does the ribbon on your i.d. badge/card.

And you better believe I want to see those legwarmers when you're finished!  ;)


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: MissMeshell on April 14, 2006 04:38:31 PM
Oh yeah, you will so see them, what a way to get inspired to knit...getting awesome yarn! ;D *plays with yarn some more*


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on April 15, 2006 02:08:49 PM
u got so totally spoiled! seaofstars is one talented lady! i get a lot of inspiration from her crafts.

GO TEAM RACHEL!


Title: Re: I Love My Craft Swap Gallery
Post by: Bobolink on June 13, 2006 10:11:07 PM
Hey guys!
I just gave Cortag04 feedback since she asked and seaofstars is MIA. While I'm at it anyone need feedback for this swap? If so PM me with a link to either the gallery or swap thread proving you sent, and I will get it done.