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1  Re: Vintage Halloween Swap Round 3 gallery in The Swap Gallery by Retrolola on: September 14, 2009 04:56:07 PM
I have receiveth! Actually, I got my package from Jonnamarco last Thursday, but my internet was out until last night. I was so blown away by how gorgeous everything was and how tailored it was to my likes and dislikes. Like I told Jonnamarco, I showed everything to my best friend and she said "Wow, it's almost as if she KNOWS you!" So strange. Here are the goods!

This is what everything looked like once unwrapped. A beautiful orange and black rainbow:

The first close-up. A mini paganistic/samhain diorama with the vintage devil-men and witch. I love all the detail (the hay and little pumpkin on top and the teeny little tombstones). I'm not sure what the "ground" is made of, but it's awesome.

Next up:

An adorable pumpkin statue. I love this little guy so much, and especially all the polka-dots. Don't know if you can tell from the picture, but his witch hat is glittery.

And finally, the big kahuna. I was oohing and ahhing ALL afternoon after I opened this Halloween shrine. Here's a picture of the outside (closed book):

Notice the creepy skeleton hand on top. So awesome.

And for the spine of the "book":

And finally, for the inside...

I love everything that Jonnamarco sent me, but this was just the icing on the cake. Check out that owl/moon picture (with a real mini wooden frame!), the teeny tiny bookshelf with strategically placed books, the mini black cat, and the witch/crystal ball. I think the crystal ball might be a marble?

There was also a paper skull banner included in my package, along with some rad Halloween stickers (you can see these in the main picture).

I'm thrilled with my package, Jonnamarco and can't thank you enough for your hard work! I hope you like your gifts, too!

P.S. If any of you like listening to podcasts while you craft, I've got the perfect one to suggest. It's vintage and spooky, just like this swap! You can download it free through iTunes (or you can get it at relicradio.com); it's called The Horror (Old Time Radio). Vincent Price narrates one of the episodes, and they're so creepy. Very Twilight Zone-ish. The intro music is the best part.

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2  Re: Anatomy/Medical Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Retrolola on: August 21, 2008 01:51:06 PM
Finally got my pictures up after 2 days trying to upload them!

Teaparty spoiled me. Here's a picture of the everything:

I told Teaparty that I love vintage nurses, so she made me an awesome decoupaged purse. This is a shot of the back, although I couldn't get a good picture without a glare (it's so shiny!) And definitely my favorite item:

This is a really cute card she drew for me. I might just frame it!

Check out this adorable embroidered mini pillow. My kitten loves it, so I'm trying to keep it up high and away from his claws...

Last but not least, a very impressive hand drawn skeleton magnet (you can't see his legs here; I wanted to get as much detail as possible). But there are 7 pieces so that I can pose him however I want.

This was my first swap and now I'm officially hooked. Thanks for spoiling me, Teaparty!
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3  Stenciled Pillow with Hangy Ball Trim in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Retrolola on: January 23, 2008 10:27:41 PM
This is my first post!!

Made this pillow for my sister for Christmas. Got a cheap but gorgeous turquoise pillowcase from TJ Maxx, and affixed the hot pink trim with fabric glue. Lastly, I cut out the stencil of the little girl and boy and used fabric paint on a piece of goodwill scrap fabric that I had lying around. The color choices might seem a bit wack, but my sister loves all of them. Surprisingly, I ended up loving them, too!!

Also, I took this picture before the glue had completely dried, so I repositioned the trim later so that it lined up along the seam much better than in looks in the picture!

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