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11  Re: DIY Kit Swap Round 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: July 25, 2008 07:20:49 AM
I received an awesome kit from Allegory!  She totally out did herself in the selection of fabrics!

Here's the fabric all together!


And I am so in love with the batiks!!!!!

Here is a picture of the tutorials she included, a Fairy Trails quilt pattern, a rotary cutter, and best of al her Log Cabin square she did for me!



Sorry about the sideways pic Sad

I can't wait to get started on a new addiction Grin
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12  Re: Bargain Hunter Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: June 24, 2008 05:28:07 PM
Ladies, I have to tell you that if we were to crown the Bargain Hunter Queen...the award would have to go to my partner, pumpkinbear!  She's awesome! 

Here's a pic of part of the package: Knit0It Mice Kit ($1, haggled down from $2 at a garage sale)-it's awesome!  I've already made one!  Glenn Miller Story record box! ($0, Free Day at the Monroe County History Center garage sale!), The King and I record box!  (also free at same sale) Scrapbooking Gell Pens ($0.50-Half off dollar bin at Target!)



Blousons to Knit and Crochet pattern book-I love the patterns!  They are classic styles! ($0.25 Goodwill on a visit to parents in Arkansas) Sweater Sets to knit and Crochet pattern-more classic patterns!  ($0 free day mentioned before Smiley) Hot Blue Sugar'n Cream Yarn, you can never have enough dishcloth cotton!!!  ($0.97 at JoAnn's-on clearence!) Five Scrapbook sheets ($0 free day), hot pink Sugar 'n Cream ($0.97 JoAnn's on clearence)



My First Storybook Dictionary, perfect for atc's!!!!! ($0-dumpster dived from behind the Salvation Army) and Building Better English!  OMG!!!!  I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!  It's got graffiti and old school illustrations...it's so awesome!  I almost don't want to rip pages out because it might be useful to write my senior seminar/presentation!!!  ($0 at free day!)



Crocheted and Knitted Afghans pattern book, it has a tiger-striped afghan in it Shocked ($0at free day!)



Sock monkey pattern!!!!!!  ($0 free day, found in a half-full bag of fiberfill!)


Knitting needles! Size 15 ($0.50 @ garage sale), Size 2 double pointed!!!  ($0.50 @ garage sale), size 5 ($.25 @ garage sale), size 8 ($0.50 @ garage sale) size 4 (40.50 garage sale), and size 6 ($0.25 @ garage sale)!!!!!!!!!!!



Broken China Pendant!  It's so gorgeous!  I just love the flower and the awesomeness that pumpkinbear did to it!!!  Piece of China plate ($0-free day), Copper plate, solder, and jump ring (stash), carton ($0.25 clearence at JoAnn's), and polyester padding ($0-free day)!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pendant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Now for the pieces of me that I slightly mentioned in my questionaire that pumpkinbear took and made me feel really really special.  I plan on minoring in Spanish and she made me a lap quilt and purse from Spanish t-shirts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  T-shirt for quilt ($2 thrift store in Arkansas), Brocade fabric ($0-free day), and thread (stash). 





The writing reads:

"To speak Spanish is to speak the language of spectacular temples, happy fiestas, colorful lives; of mariachis, sun, guitar bands of the moon (awk translation), rhythm and spicy chiles- a language of strong family ties rich in tradition, and children that live in an enchanted land."  Smiley

And last, but not least, my "No Hablo Ingles" purse Smiley  T-shirt ($0.99 Goodwill-50% off storewide sale!), zipper ($0.25 zipper @ garage sale), red ribbon with gold hearts (stash), thread (stash).



Can I hear some applause for pumpkinbear!!!!!  She only spent $9.68!!!!!!!!! She got everything I could ever have dreamed of and more!!!!!!!!!  Thank you, thank you pumpkinbear!!!!!

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13  Re: Dishalicious Dishcloth/Washcloth Swap Rd. 4 in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: May 25, 2008 02:58:02 PM
I recieved from mommy2tnk yesterday!  It was a gorgeous package, and it smelled divine!

Here's how it looked when I pulled it out of the package! (That's one of my Fiesta pieces in the back Smiley)



Here's the dishcloths and the absoulutely wonderful smelling soap, Mrs. Meyers Lemon Verbena!  I LOVE citrus smelling soap!  The discloth on the left is biased knitted and the one on the left has a house in the middle with a seed stitch border!  I also recieved a discloth book!  I'm already for the next round!



Thanks mommy2tnk, I love everything!  Your second cloth, that couldn't fit in the package is on it's way!
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14  Re: Inchie Exchange Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: February 12, 2008 09:33:29 AM


I recieved from from squirrelgirl (top)!  I love them all, I especially like the bear Smiley

I also recieved from Sarcasta!  I really enjoyed all of hers too!  This was a great swap!
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15  Re: Inchie Exchange Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: February 04, 2008 04:08:45 PM
I recieved from Altered Mommy today! 




I love all of them! 
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16  Re: Inchie Exchange Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: February 01, 2008 06:20:27 AM


Top row: From Alli_Lucy!  I loved "I was stunned" and "In my seventh year!"  Too cute!

Middle Row: From MissApril!  I love "Change" and the cutie on "Warmth!" 

Bottom Row: From Superhooker!  I love the two that are sewn, and I love the cup! 

I'm sending today after my last class! Sorry about the scan being a little wonky Sad  My scanner just didn't want to work for me. 
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17  Re: Inchie Exchange Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: January 18, 2008 09:08:27 PM
Here are the inchies I have recieved so far Cheesy  (I am deeply sorry for not posting them earlier Sad  My room mate moved out, and it left me in a tight spot for awhile. 




The top row is from racky!  I absolutely love the cowboy and the valentine! 
The second row is from Ma Rut!  I really like the WTF one, and I love the glitter!
The bottom row is from Homerof2!  I love the fabric ones!  The stamp one made my day because I used to collect stamps!  I still do, they are just in rubber form, now! Smiley
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18  Re: Altoid Tin Swap Round 9! in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: November 25, 2007 08:20:16 PM
This is the tin I recieved from Kitten Wrangler!  The theme she choose from my list was purple Smiley 

The outside:



The inside (how she fit all of it in, I'm still not sure Smiley ):



The goodies!:


Thank you so much Kitten Wrangler, I love everything!!
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19  Re: Altoid Tin Swap Round 9! in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: November 17, 2007 07:29:53 AM
I recieved my amazing tin from medley_b! 

First of all, let's start with the envelope!  Grin



The tin!


The inside with my goodies!


The goodies themselves!





The package tin was amazing, and the goodies are great, but I had to save the best for last Smiley



Thanks medley_b for the amazing tin!!!
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20  Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2007 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calsters on: September 30, 2007 07:04:05 PM
PRESENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All 12 Days from CrafterInIL!

Image coming soon!

Day 12:





This will definitely get me through finals!

Day 11:

Jill, CrafterInIL, gave me 9 homemade gift bags, 11 gift tags, and 1 Elvis ornament.  Oh my word!  There is so much detail in these bags!  Thank you so much!!!!

(The resolution's too small so here's the links!)

Bags: http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day11_bags.jpg

Elvis: http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc276/Calsters_fotos/12%20Days%20of%20Christmas%20Swap/day11_elvis.jpg

Day 10!
Oh my word!  Jill seriously spoiled me!!! Look!



Day 9! Six scrubbie soaps, and three regular soaps!  They are seriously amazing!



Day 8!  Paper/journal day!  I love to journal, and I'm almost done with my current one...Jill seriously sent me some of the most amazing paper!  I'm so going to use this to make more journals for me and my family!



Day 7!  A kit to make the Jordy bag!  The fabrics are amazing!



Day 6!  Relax/Pamper Day!  Fiber Trend Clogs, lip balm (made by Jill), clean linen scented candle, pillow, eye pillow, and heating pad!  Oh my word, this swap keeps getting better and better! 



Day5!  Two Tutorials in One Day!  I recieved sock yarn dyed by Jill-the color is absolutely fabulous!  In addition I recieved knitpicks "bare" yarn for me to dye, Kool-Aid for dying my yarn, Knitpicks Harmony DPNs in size 1, a begining sock pattern, and instructions to dye yarn!  Um, can I just say I don't like this present at all...I LOVE THIS DAY AND THIS SWAP!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm so lucky!



Day 4!  Stay Stylin' Day!  I recieved 2 gorgeous handmade purses with matching wallets!  Amazing! 



Day 3!  It's too cold to survive these Illinois winters!  I recieved a Palandrome scraf made out of this yummy yarn, a pair of fetching, and a felted hat!  These have been Illinois tested, and approved Cheesy




Day 2!  Homemade socks!  OMG!!!!!  I've never ever ever ever saw this coming!  They are the famous Monkey pattern, and they fit like a dream!  They are super cozy, and I've been wearing them to sleep in every night since I opened them!








Day 1!  Big Wish Day.  I recieved a beautiful homemade Funky Travel Bag!  I about passed out when I opened it!  I seriously am not worthy of this awesomeness!  I'm going to Chicago around the first, and it is soo coming with me.  I think I can kiss my other luggage good-bye!  OMG, I'm still amazed at Jill's mad crazy sewing/knitting/soap making/yarn dying/sock making/purse making/paper crafting skills!  I'm still wigging out over everything I've recieved!  I'm already starting on my first pair of socks Shocked, plus I'm dying some yarn over the weekend!  And, I'm definately going to be sewing my purse together this weekend!  I've had so much fun with this swap!

The Outside!



The Outside Pocket!



The Inside!



The matching makeup bag!



The matching wallet (outside)!



The matching wallet (outside)!




Thank you so much Jill!
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