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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Rise of the Cougars Geezer Swap, Round 7 SIGNUPS CLOSED, SENDOUTS 4/1/17 on: April 02, 2017 04:37:00 PM
Ack! Life got in the way of crafting. Will be sending on Tuesday. Lost one part of the big project in the house! I spent all day today looking for it, cleaning house as I went. Found it!
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Rise of the Cougars Geezer Swap, Round 7 SIGNUPS CLOSED, SENDOUTS 4/1/17 on: March 22, 2017 10:54:05 PM
Carved out an entire day this weekend for crafting, and that should wrap up all my work!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OTT 24 Gallery on: March 20, 2017 08:32:56 PM
I love the BA-NA-NA (pretend I am saying it like a Minion - I adore those guys).

Me too. I watched Despicable Me for the millionth time last night.

Me three!

Cute!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Altered Tea Tin Swap (SIGNUP 1/1/17-1/15/17 ; MAIL BY 2/20/17). on: March 13, 2017 12:05:11 PM
This was fantastic!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Altered Tea Tin Swap Gallery on: March 12, 2017 07:50:18 PM
And I already have one friend threatening to steal it!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Altered Tea Tin Swap Gallery on: March 12, 2017 07:49:39 PM
   HA! Wulf, *I* was trying to do a mechanism too, where the hive would have a "cuckoo" bee in it and a clock in the tin - but yes, it needed much more room. And a LOT more expertise than I posess.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Altered Tea Tin Swap Gallery on: March 11, 2017 09:15:35 PM
Funky, I see all the photos right side up!!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Altered Tea Tin Swap Gallery on: March 11, 2017 03:49:27 PM
And now wish me joy of my fantastic tin from Wulf! Boy, is this tin spot-on for me. It's like I ordered it custom made!

I have been a sailor all my life, and fell hard in love with the incredible historical fiction by Patrick O'Brian, about the British Navy in the Napoleonic era. While that might sound dry to non-sailors, the series has been called "Jane Austen at sea" because of what lovely storytelling is contained therein. I highly recommend the first two books to give the series a try - "Master & Commander" and "Post Captain". And if you like movies better, the Russell Crowe film "Master & Commander" is another way to experience the world of POB (as we call him).

Er, um, that is, TIN! Sorry, my little hobby horse. Wink Short version, I looooove tall ships and other vintage wooden ships.

So imagine my delight to open the package and see THIS!!!



It fits right in to my nautical themed fireplace mantel... (of course, complete with sparkle ball cat toys left there by the feline crew members. Sigh.)



The top has a windvane that turns! SO COOL! And it has three different storage spaces. The main space:



And then two tiny drawers underneath:



The different scraps around the tin are so great:







And what is this on top, wulf? Is that part of a bellhop bell? I love the cut-out design.



It even has the sniff of approval from the crew members of this ship!



You mentioned no idea of what to store inside - well, so far it is a great place to store the key to my parents' wedding clock, seen behind the tin!



(The drawers & doors close better, I didn't realize I hadn't closed everything up tight in the photos)

I expect it will be a place for small sentimental tokens of adventures I will have, like when I go sailing on a 1920s wooden schooner this summer in the islands here in Puget Sound.

Thank you so much. I will be flaunting this to my tall ship friends for sure. Muah ha ha ha.

As they say in the books, a flower upon your head!







9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Altered Tea Tin Swap Gallery on: March 11, 2017 12:33:26 PM
I am so glad you enjoy it, Sonjaboo!

The hive on top is actually a vintage Jello mold tin. I used ModPodge and a few different shades of tissue paper. I am hooked on vintage molds, now - such fun to use!



I will have photos of my tin from Wulf up tonight or tomorrow, depends on when the sunbreak happens in our rainy days.
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Rise of the Cougars Geezer Swap, Round 7 SIGNUPS CLOSED, SENDOUTS 4/1/17 on: March 05, 2017 01:00:33 PM
Whew! Finished with the Altered Tin swap, now only have this one to finish up. I am cleaning house this week, with crafting planned for Friday! Yay!
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