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1  Re: May Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by VanGo87 on: July 31, 2011 07:50:24 AM
Since Zzdia still hasn't received the larger package in the mail (we're hoping it's just taking the scenic route to her) we've decided to post the pictures of her lovely package so she looks forward to something!

Here we go!

First up, earrings! From Left: The Lost Moon of Poosh earrings, Kaylee's Foofarah earrings, the I Heart Heart the Doctor earrings and the bottom are studs to wear with all of them or by themselves.

Bookmarks (which got there safely, thank goodness) and beads for her collection.

My very first crochet hook, bracelets, the other side of the bookmarks, chains and hair pins.

And tutorial with supplies on how to make your own bottle cap magnets, jewelery and hair clips (with two magnets prepared).

I really hope it gets there to you!

Keep Crafting,
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2  Re: May Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by VanGo87 on: July 08, 2011 03:37:57 PM
So glad that something made its way to you!

I also received from Zigg13pra. I love my earrings.

Straight from my wists:

And a little humor: Elephant front and back earrings

I love, love, love them!  Grin Thanks so much Zigg13pra! They are amazing! I'll be wearing these out for sure!
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3  Re: Can't Get Enough Disney Swap! in The Swap Gallery by VanGo87 on: July 05, 2011 03:37:30 PM
Hey guys! Here to post some more photos and a link to the whole lot.


Also, I posted my Cogsworth into the Embroidery thread]https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384434.0] Cogsworth into the Embroidery thread . I've already gotten requests for a tutorial. If that keeps up I'll be posting one sometime next month!

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4  Tale as Old as Time... in Needlework: Completed Projects by VanGo87 on: July 04, 2011 02:45:38 PM
Grin Grin EDIT: Grin Grin
Was July 2011 Featured Project Seen

Once upon a time there was a girl who signed up for the Can't Get Enough Disney Swap. While racking her brain on what to give her Beauty and the Beast loving partner and lovingly looking at the homemade embroidery hoop clocks, she decided it was time to put the two together!

It took a lot of planning and trial and error to figure out what would be the best way to construct said piece but she finally found her sanity and made it work.

Process pics:

WIP Day 2

WIP Day 3

And the Finished Piece:

It's about 9x7" and is 1.5" tall, if anyone was wondering.

I can make a tutorial if anyone is interested. Putting the clock together was the hardest part (that, and finding out I got the wrong size clock parts).

All in all, I plan on making myself one that is a little larger so a tutorial wouldn't be a problem.

Thanks for checking this out!
Keep Crafting,
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5  Re: Can't Get Enough Disney Swap! in The Swap Gallery by VanGo87 on: July 03, 2011 09:29:33 PM
Aw guys. Thanks! I mentioned I was surprised no one thought of the clock earlier and that it drove me nuts to make but I love the way it turned out. It came down to that face and the face Cogsworth makes when Maurice starts playing with the clock hands. The other one looked to scary so I picked the other one instead. (Squee! I got wisted!!!)

Onto business! I will get closeups of everything I promise but it's a little late tonight and I have to get up in 5 hours...

Let's just say I got spoiled!

The lot of it:

Left to right, top to bottom:
A crochet Bug from Starship, A mini Reepicheep, A framed boss Zefron poster, a crochet Pascal from Tangled, a Newsies Scarf (OMG my fave), an illusion Dark Mark scarf, four geeky earrings, a TickTock (from Return to Oz) necklace, a card, a "Muse" shirt from Hercules, and a Tangled book with stickers!!!

I am le spoiled!

Earrings: Tarzan, Baby Pegasus from Hercules, Titanic Tip and Daring Dash from Little Mermaid II and Emperor's New Groove inspired!

Dark Mark Illusion!


More tomorrow!!!
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6  Re: May Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by VanGo87 on: June 08, 2011 02:42:29 PM
So, you guys, you have to hear about my day and why Zzdia still hasn't gotten her package.

Since Canada Post is on strike I sent a package to the Philippines via DHL courier on June 2nd. After making me run around after they put the shipment on hold (since they lost my original invoice), they make me send a new invoice to three different reps until one finally decided to "Return to Shipper".

After talking to the receptionist at work and the guys in receiving to keep a look out for the package, they instead sent it to my bosses boss who opened it and then called the Police since she deemed it to be a mysterious and malicious package and kept the package in custody.

I went to try and explain the situation to my bosses boss and once she saw me you could tell she was not pleased. She told me that we shouldn't speak about it because the issue will become more escalated than it already is and that HR is taking over the problem.

I had to give a formal statement since she called my boss and my company and complained. After that statement, I was called to the executive boardrooms to talk to the Police officer.

After giving him a formal statement, giving my personal information (as this will now go onto a criminal record for possible malicious malcontent), and naming off the contents of the package, I had to open the package (since I had to prove nothing bad was in it).

Afterwards, I had to listen to him lecture me about the contents of the package and how I shouldn't send packages to people I don't know, how next time I should keep everything in the envelope and how he would rather go where the crime is instead of a "kid" horsing around.

I still have to make a formal apology to my bosses and everyone else involved tomorrow.

The poor package:

Envelope with TARDIS Police Box and (hard to see) Firefly ship on top.

Front of envelope with many quotations.

Back of envelope with stickers and "Beware of..." stickers.

What the police officer said was the reason he was called in was the envelope where I wrote quotes from Firefly ("I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you") and other quotes and on the seal wrote "beware there be spoilers inside" on it and that's why they called him.

Also, my boss asked why there was a Police Box drawn on the front. I had to explain Doctor Who to them but (thankfully) the police officer explained that it's his time traveling space ship.

At least the Police officer had some humor. It was very dry, but it was humor nonetheless.

Now I will send it via a different courier and hopefully get it there as soon as possible.

Sorry, Zzdia. I wanted you to get everything asap but the heavens intervened. It'll be on it's way shortly!
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7  Re: Dishalicious Dishcloth/Washcloth Swap Rd 11 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by VanGo87 on: June 07, 2011 02:35:25 PM
I received from Granny Dragon! Came home from work and it was waiting for me on the steps. So happy!

Granny Dragon made me four cloths instead of the two we promised! She spoiled this little newbie!

Onto the pictures!

The blue one has a little bunny on it and the cream has little hearts on it. I have to say, I love the feel of knit! I need to wash these before I use them, though, as Granny Dragon's animals must have gotten into them. *sniff* But once they are washed, I am going to have a blast with these!

Also, as Granny Dragon's internet is down, I thought I would post the two cloths I made for her.

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8  Re: May Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by VanGo87 on: May 22, 2011 06:36:41 AM
Next time I do something like that I'm definately investing in smaller scissors. I'll try the stitching first and cutting out second thing too, I didn't even think of that one, thanks!

No problem! I admit that it does give a different look. Below is one I made with that method I made for my step mom for mother's day.

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9  Re: May Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by VanGo87 on: May 20, 2011 02:22:58 PM
I just received my Red Riding Hood hat from PosiTori! It couldn't have come at a better time it's sweltering out and I decided to walk home from work so my bangs were plastered to my forehead.

Now, on to the amazing knitted-winter-goodness!

I'm a little excited, can you tell? It's a little big but I think it's perfect. When I have my scarf and my jacket and my hair pulled into it it will fit perfectly! WHOO! If not, then I'll add some elastic to keep it close to my neck/face.

THANK YOU SO MUCH POSITORI! Even though it's boiling and I'm enjoying a lovely dinner comprised of freezies, I am wearing this thing around the house! I'M IN LOVE!

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10  Re: May Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by VanGo87 on: May 10, 2011 03:02:20 PM
EEEE! This is the second day I came home from work to get a package from Craftster! SO AWESOME....

Want to know what was more awesome? What Suereal made me!!! Holy Hobbits on a diet, Batman! I am floored!

Suereal choose to send me a circle skirt. It is just as I wanted. Polka dots, sea foam and a funky 50's buckle JUST SCREAMS ME!!!

She also made me a matching headband (tie top? Tongue ) with spider lace on the inside (I love spiders!!!) and threw in a 1969 Stitch and Sew magazine and two adorable cell phone charms. Sadly my phone doesn't allow me to have them but I will put them on zippers or my keys or who knows where I'll stash them!!!

I have plans to wear this skirt on my birthday... at work AND out for dinner and then the "sitting-in-the-car-eating-apple-pie-and-watching-a-movie-at-the-lakeside" date my boyfriend has planned (he's recreating our favorite date  Grin)

Thanks so much Suereal! You're sewing talent astounds me!!
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