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4231  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 21 Summer Soiree Gallery on: July 21, 2012 08:10:57 AM
*sidesteps back in the room*

Uh, can you believe I forgot to mention something???!!!

-A wooden ladybug/'Welcome' sign that I immediately put on the front door (I just removed the 4th of July star I had on there yesterday... Roll Eyes)...so detailed, with flowers and ribbon, red/yellow/white!  And perfect timing too (see above)  Grin

*sidesteps out of room*  That will be all.   Grin
4232  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 21 Summer Soiree Gallery on: July 21, 2012 08:07:49 AM
Allright, that was your intermission!  Come back and gather around again!  Grin

Here goes: 

-A bitty orange ceramic owl trinket tray with which she thoughtfully sent a mini orange easel, in case I wanted to display the owl like that...

-A silver pewter(?) frog hanging onto a leaf, with one leaf saying:  "Whatever!"  Grin  It has a red ribbon for hanging and a crystal attached to one end of one of the leaves.

-A little wood box that Quaggy decorated with different colored rhinestones and a wood ladybug that has inside...

-BUTTONS!  Oh, how I love buttons!

-A maroon/cream striped shoebox that held all these goodies, and....

-An AMAZINGLY INTRICATE embroidery that I am completely in awe of b/c I have NEVER seen something done like this in such a detailed manner!  My description won't do it justice, but I will try....It is about five by five inches, on which it says: "I mixed, I baked, I ate" between two detailed cupcakes on top, and then on the bottom it says:  "Death by cupcakes" and under that is three more cupcakes.  I have to put this someplace very safe but where I can look at it all the time!

 : Shocked Shocked Shocked Kiss Kiss Grin ;DQuaggy, a MILLION TIMES-THANK YOU!!!!!  It is all amazing!!
4233  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 21 Summer Soiree Gallery on: July 21, 2012 08:00:24 AM
Ok ladies.  From now on, Quaggy is my EXCLUSIVE IYP dance partner!  Wink  I received from her today and the box was so big that my 10 yo DD had difficulty carrying it up the stairs!

(Unfortunately, I cannot take and post photos, so I am going to post a description, and the lovely Quaggy will post photos soon.)

Sit down with a refreshing drink and a snack.  You'll be here awhile!  Grin

Here goes: 

-A navy blue/cream striped "shoebox" (the fancy ones you buy at craft stores), filled with items for my DS, who is off to his first year at college in Sept.  B/c the items are wrapped already, and he is difficult to buy for, I didn't open his items;  I am going to save them for the holidays (we celebrate Xmas/Hanukkah/his birthday all in Dec.). But I DID give him one item that was unwrapped, which was....

-A rustic redish/maroon colored metal coat hook shaped like a ships' "steering wheel" (none of us could think of the correct word!  Roll Eyes)  His dorm room will be nautical themed, and this will be PERFECT!

-A tea box!  With tea in it!  I had this item on my wishlist for me and my son and the generous Quaggy sent us one!  She put on the label of the box 'For Barbara or DS', so I decided to be a nice Mom and send him off to college with it.  Cheesy  (He left for work early, but I texted him that there are goodies in his room from my swap partner.  He can't wait to come home and see them!)

-Aprons (2!), and pillowcases (2!)....one for each of my girls!  Again, with the holidays being as busy as they are here, and since they were already wrapped, I am saving them for the holidays.  So I don't know what they look like, but I can guarantee-sight unseen-that they will be PERFECT for my ladies!  Wink

-Two Texas shaped lollipops!  One each was taped to the top of their gifts.  I let the girls have them right now, and as we speak, all you hear is slurping!  Grin  One is red/cherry, and one is purple/grape, and they taste delicious (the girls let me have a lick)!

-Two pillowcases!  One for me and one for DH!  (By now, you probably have guessed that I didn't unwrap DH's... Roll Eyes Cheesy).....but MINE...rainbow stripey fabric with black strips for the main part, with a strip of blue and green frog fabric, and an end of ladybug fabric!  As per usual-PERFECT!

-A most awesome SUMMER BAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Poor Quaggy said she searched Hancocks for some time to find material that matched, with my favorite color being orange, it's not too easy.  But she did great!  It has a flat bottom, then it goes up I'd say about two feet with three different fabric patterns, and then it closes with a rope(?) (not right word, but I don't know right one) drawstring pull!  There are six pockets along the bottom and the inside is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It also has two carrying handles!  Thoughtfully, Quaggy tried to match the style/purpose of what I asked for and received in the 'Geezer' swap, which was picnic type items, which leads me to....

-Enough picnic items to have a picnic for all of Craftster! (And these are all fancy party type items too!)  Here goes:  Large orange/white/light orange paper plates, smaller orange/lime/magenta paper plates with daisies on them, large orange and white napkins with polka dots on them, smaller napkins to match the daisy plates, turquoise/yellow/lime/magenta/white napkins with ladybugs on them, cups to match the orange/lime/magenta plates, and glass salt and pepper shakers with orange polka dots on them!

-Her famous HUSH PUPPY recipie!

-Two potholders, which I was in DIRE need of!  They are made in the same fabrics as the bag, and are round shaped, and can also be used by putting your four fingers/thumb in the flaps in the back.

-A HUGE strawberry shortcake/whipped cream/cherry pincushion in an ANTIQUE glass stand!  Far too lovely to be used as a pincushion, it is on my kitchen table, for all to admire.

-A "groovy"  Cheesy orange/flowered themed notepad!

(I am going to start another post...this one's jumping the more I type...)

4234  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 21 Summer Soiree Gallery on: July 20, 2012 04:29:34 PM
This gallery is A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked
4235  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Christmas in July (SO 08/04) on: July 20, 2012 09:16:38 AM
Annnnddddd....I just noticed that the fabric "basket" is reversible!  It has the niftiest fabric on the other side too!  Shocked Grin
4236  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Wicked Children Altered Tin Swap on: July 19, 2012 01:12:23 PM
I'm not joining this swap, but I have to say, you ladies are so nuts that you make me giggle!  Grin Kiss 

Have fun, and I'm already looking forward to this gallery!  Shocked Cheesy
4237  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Over 30 Geezer-licious Geezer Swap Round 5 (signups CLOSED/send July 30) on: July 19, 2012 01:09:52 PM
We've been using the picnic blanket we got from mandys_momma every week, sometimes more!  It is amazing!
4238  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 21 Summer Soiree Gallery on: July 19, 2012 01:03:54 PM
Wow.   Shocked Shocked  That's all I can say.  Wow. Shocked Shocked
4239  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Christmas in July (SO 08/04) on: July 19, 2012 12:56:54 PM
Thank you so much for posting photos.  My girls had a playdate today, and I showed the other mom with me the items you made me...she was SO impressed (and jealous, I think!)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4240  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Over 30 Geezer-licious Geezer Swap Round 5 Gallery on: July 19, 2012 12:55:10 PM
It's beautiful!  I just love bags.
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