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1  Re: Weekend Trick or Treat Swap 2017 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: November 06, 2017 11:23:32 PM
I was worried my package wouldn't arrive before I went away on holiday on the 9th, but it arrived today, and I got the most amazing package from Crafty Little Monkey! First up - ALL OF THE THINGS:

The tote bag I received was AMAZING - Crafty Little Monkey knows my taste so well, at least four of these fabrics I either have in my stash or have had in my stash in the past!

I pretty much always ask for a hoopla in my swaps and wow, look at this amazing spider's nursery!

Look at the little baby spiders!

Next up are these fun crochet Halloween decorations! My favourite is the skull!

I also got a whole bunch of cookie cutters, I'm definitely going to take Halloween cookies into the office next year!

I also got a bunch of tasty treats (there were also creepy crawlies throughout my package which was fun!)

I also got some "Broom Vroom" which is black cocoa powder for hot chocolate or baking - I'm quite excited to try it out!

I also got a whole lot of supplies! A stamp, stickers and a pen and comic book.

AND finally - this amazing card!

Thank you so much for my amazing package!!
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2  Re: Vintage Halloween Swap 2017 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: September 23, 2017 08:07:23 PM
I've received the most amazing swap package from ByWilma!

First up is this amazing hoop! I'm a crazy cat lady so this is pretty much perfect for me - I love the spider webs in the background too!

Next up is this cute little bat cupcake pin - I love wearing pins and I'm really looking forward to wearing this over Halloween Smiley

Speaking of pins, I got this amazing cardi/collar clip - I put it on as soon as I got it, because it's so amazing!

Next is this creepy doll face set, which is so great! On Halloween I usually have dinner out with a bunch of friends dressed in theme. I'm going to wear these to dinner this year Cheesy

Finally, this wee dolls hand in a bottle which is so creepy and fun, I think I might turn it into a necklace!

Thanks so much for a wonderful package ByWilma Cheesy
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3  Re: Feminism & Diversity Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: September 12, 2017 02:28:32 AM
Hi all! Unfortunately my parcel to Gala_Apples has gone AWOL somewhere  between New Zealand and Canada, while I am holding out a very small glimmer of hope it may arrive - it's time to share what I made.

Gala_Apples told me she was gender roles and gender neutrality, so I made this cross stitch for her.

I also made this second cross stitch, which doesn't really need any introduction -

I'm so sorry you don't get to hang these on your wall Gala_Apples Sad
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4  Re: Goth Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: September 02, 2017 11:22:49 PM
I've received an awesome package from Kitty_Kill - first up this AMAZING hoop! It's going to be perfect in my craft room Cheesy

I also got a couple of cool extras, these Halloween socks (which I've worn to bed, because despite it being spring here it's freezing!)

Kitty_Kill also gave me some awesome dark chocolate, but I only have a picture of one of these, because we already ate that other one Wink

Thanks so MUCH Kitty_Kill Smiley
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5  Re: Christmas in July Round 2 in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: August 03, 2017 08:40:52 PM
I received a cute package from Bec99 today! Here's everything together Smiley

Bec99 included some tea as an extra, which is great as I love trying all kinds of different teas Smiley

I got these two cute Christmas tree decorations, I'm a huge Hello Kitty fan, so these are perfect Cheesy

I also got this super cute hoop, I'm on a mission to get as many hoops as possible for my craft room (maybe I will have a whole wall one day!) so this one is perfect as it's Hello Kitty Christmas themed again Cheesy

Thanks so much Bec99, I love everything Smiley
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6  Re: 13 Days of Halloween round 9 in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: July 31, 2017 07:28:13 PM
So Calixita and I can breathe a HUGE sigh of relief as the post office finally came through with my package Cheesy

I don't have too much time right now, so I will just post a group shot of all my creepy cute packages -

Here's a close up on the zombie kitty one one of the packages, so creepy cute!

Back soon with more creepiness!


Calixita wrapped all my packages so beautifully, here's day one:

Inside was a creepy tree -made from a Pringles container I think?

The door opens to reveal some  candies inside! So fun Smiley


Another beautifully wrapped package, with a metal kitty on one side!

Inside is a set of the most amazing black cat cards - I love cats, so these are perfect.


I got too excited about this one and ripped into it before I took a photo! But I remembered to take a photo of the fun card.

I got a set of magnets with movie posters on them - I love the cover art on each one.

My favourite of the set is the Love Witch one, which is one of my favourite movies of the last year.

Also - prepared to be amazed! I received a jointed Vincent Price Magnet.


I also recieved some extras, I think I'm going to put the ghost peeps in our hot chocolates tonight and put the Day of the Dead skull on my craft room door Smiley


Another beautifully wrapped package

Inside is the cutest crochet black cat basket!

The basket was filled with all kinds of goodies, I told Calixita that I like sewing trims, but it can be hard to get nice ones here in NZ  and she sent me some lovely ones.

I also got this cute stamp (and stamp pad).

Also look at this fun mini crow (or raven) candle!

I didn't end up taking photos of everything in the basket as they was so much fun stuff, but these three were my favourites Smiley


Seriously guys, all these packages are so beautifully wrapped.

And inside, the cutest witches hat brooch - which reminds me of one of my favourite movies The Love Witch!


Also last night as we were watching horror movies and eating treats from the Halloween Tree, I found a little extra in there! How cute is he! I love nightmare before Christmas.


So this my favourite day of wrapping - look at that adorable zombie kitty!

And inside? A crochet book, which is one craft I'd love to learn. I also got a crochet hook (but for some reason I didn't photograph it)


I received a HUGE mug that made it all the way from Canada to NZ unscathed! It has the most amazing crochet cozy, this is going to be my sewing room mug as I always get distracted and my tea gets cold, this will keep it warmer for longer Cheesy


I'm sad - because somehow I forgot to take a photo of the wrapping paper on this one Sad But I'm not sad about what I received! Super awesome sweater clips with black kitties Smiley

I remembered to take a photo of the packaging again, just as well given the card includes one of my favourite studio Ghibli characters - Jiji!

And inside - the cutest thing ever!! A crochet Kuromi - she's my favourite Sanrio character - I love this Halloween version. Especially the removable witches hat!

DAY 10

Ok I did take a photo of the packaging, but for some reason it didn't work out Sad

Anyway basically every craft swap I do I ask for a hoopla - I am gradually covering one wall of my sewing room with them, and Calixita made me an amazing one!

I like how it's so pretty and lacy and it's not till you take a closer look you rabsence! ealize there's something creepy happening!

DAY 11

Sorry for being so quiet, life got a bit busy! Here's my last few days of swap packages!

I received another lovely day of creepy cute crochet things! I smaller case is a glasses case with a zombie face and the zippered pouch features a kitty that looks like my cat Mia!

DAY 12

Next up was a package for my "pretty kitty Mia"

A crochet skeleton fish (how did you know fish was her favourite!) complete with catnip

Mia also received this very cute witches hat!

Now Mia is a sassy as they come senior rescue cat, but by some miracle we ACTUALLY got the witches hat on her long enough to take a photo of her. I'm pretty sure she will kill us in our sleep, but it's totally worth it.

DAY 13! 

I received two amazing Halloween necklaces - just look at the detail in that vintage cat necklace, it's all beaded and amazing!
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7  Re: Feminism & Diversity Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: July 17, 2017 12:36:03 AM
Hi folks! I've received an amazing package from Gala_Apples, I asked for a hoopla for my craft room wall and she made me a beautiful one!

I also received a set of writing cards, here's just a few of them, they are beautifully made.

I have a few friends that would appreciate these, also considering framing a few to keep Smiley

Thanks so much for a wonderful package Smiley
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8  Re: I Love Monsters Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: May 28, 2017 12:06:26 AM
So this is the second time Roler has been my swap partner, now I basically always want her to be my swap partner! I asked for a Hoopla as I'm creating a wall of them in my craft room and Roler did not disappoint!

This guy is a youkai called Kamikiri - here's the story Roler told me about him "He's a youkai that's said to sneak up behind people and cut their hair when they're out out walking in the dark. They usually don't notice until later, and when they go out in the morning to check, they find their hair still bound in a ponytail, lying near the path they were walking on".

I really loved the backstory behind this guy, but he's not the only thing I received! I also got this little guy, the button has come off his tummy, but that can be easily fixed Smiley

Finally I got these three patches, which are amazing! These guys are also all youkai - takonyuudo, kodama and otoroshi. I'm not sure which is which, but I'm sure a quick google search will clarify it Wink

Thanks so much for an amazing package Roler!
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9  Re: Woodland Creature and Enchanted forest swap 2017 GALLERY!! in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: May 06, 2017 03:50:01 PM
I received a lovely package from Perfectly Bohemian earlier this week and I finally have time to post all of the lovely things she sent!

First of all this adorable necklace, I'm thinking of making a new dress just to wear with this!

She also made me this amazing hoopla, which is perfect for my hoopla wall!

She was also super generous and sent me so much Easter candy! Including a whole lot of Peeps! Which I love but are hard to find in NZ (you can usually only get them at specialty candy shops or international food stores and they cost a lot).

Thanks so much for an amazing package - it really brightened my day!
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10  Re: One Tiny Easter/Spring Thing SU 3/16 to 3/27, SO 4/10 in The Swap Gallery by monkey_girl on: April 23, 2017 03:12:25 PM
Yah! I've received from Crafty Little Monkey!

She made me this beautiful beaded brooch, it's a strawberry, so cute! The beading is amazing, so much work would have gone into this!

We also decided to send one little extra seen as we were sending so far, I received these postcards, the top one is my favourite as I lived in Hamilton, New Zealand for about 8 years and studied there. Crafty Little Monkey lives in Hamilton, Ontario! 

Thanks so much for the wonderful package x
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