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1  Re: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap Gallery!!! in The Swap Gallery by esmerelda on: December 30, 2006 01:16:31 PM
Ok - so I finally got round to taking photos of all the wonderful goodies 2711 sent me for the swap.  I have all 12 days here, so apologies in advance for the pic heavy post!

On the 12th day of Christmas, my partner sent to meeeee...

12 Christmas tree stars (they are all on my tree)

11 skeins of embroidery thread (in the interests of space saving I haven't posted this one!)

10 marble magnets

9 bags of beads

8 gorgeous notecards (two of each kind shown here)

7 stitch markers

6 embellished knitting needles (and three Day of the Dead candles too!)


(...deep breath).. 4 books of embroidery transfers

a bag, a needle roll and a notebook

2 stencilled vest tops

(with a close up of the amazing workmanship on this vest


and a beautifully made hand-baaaaaag!!

Thank you so much, 2711!  I love everything!
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2  Re: Discworld Hogfather Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by esmerelda on: November 25, 2006 02:49:13 AM
Conley, do you have any meek daughters-in-law to use it?

Everyone, prepare to be utterly amazed - I received from vegbee this morning.  It's the best swap package I have ever received! 


First off, awesome "bonafide, genuine Rat riding the Raven" mini-messenger bag:

with a close-up of the beautiful, handpainted DoR and Quoth:

Then the very dark Hogswatch card box, together with Chickenwire's boots and a lipstick/chapstick keyring holder:

Now, vegbee wrote in her letter: "The top...seems to be a bit tacky, in addition to being a lot tacky".  Now, I ask you, does this look tacky to you?


Rather, it looks like it has come from Death's personal library!

And then, my absolute favourite thing.  I told vegbee that my favourite scene from the book was where Susan has the DoR on her hand and that I would like something depicting that scene. She came up with this:

She hand carved the stamp, which she also sent, and included four stamped Hogswatch cards

I love everything!  Thank you so much, Charity!!  I am going to have to send you something extra - my package doesn't match yours, in my opinion.

Oh, and I completely forgot: I have a Hogswatch present waiting to be opened!  I am utterley intrigued as to its content - it goes "glingleglingleglingle"!!
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3  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by esmerelda on: November 10, 2006 03:12:44 AM
Here are the sugar skull cards that Banga added as a surprise to my roving.

There were four but I sent one to roxybadoxy (I think!  I'm quite forgetful! Roll Eyes)
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4  Re: Sweet Treats Swap Round 2 Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by esmerelda on: July 25, 2006 01:01:04 AM
Yay!! I received from gypsy thief yesterday - the postman managed to push the parcel through the cat flap, so it's finally got some use as we don't have a cat! 

She sent:

A beautifully decoupaged photo frame, modeled with little grace by my beau

Recipe book with a few vintage recipes inside to get me started!

Group shot: clockwise from top left -
vintage recipe card from cookie gun!
photo frame
cupcake lipbalm
bobby pins
recipe book



Thank you so much Naomi, everything is so cute!  I have real swap jitters now as I hope you like everything I sent - I also think I overdid the extras a little bit, but that was my fault for being over eager on my first swap!! 

I love everthing you sent!  Thanks for being a great swap partner.

Thanks also to our organiser!! Grin
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5  Re: mr dangly - knitted monkey (with pattern) in Knitting: Completed Projects by esmerelda on: May 19, 2006 04:22:57 PM
Yay - reactivate the danglies!!

I am trying to put my Mr. Dangly together to send off to my brother, who is doing his masters thesis at the moment and thoroughly fed up with it.  I haven't been knitting for very long (about three weeks), and although the pattern was very simple to follow, I'm having a devil of a time putting him together.  I sewed on his tail first (HUGE mistake) then had to take it off when the head and arms went in completely opposite directions (let's just say he was about 1" off having a huge dangly of his own!).  When I tried to unpick my sewing on the tail, I managed to cut a hole in his body (yes, my Mr. Dangly is very anatomically correct).  I had to darn that and that knit a huge patch to sew over the top.  I will post pics when I finish up/work out how, but I have to go to bed now because I'll just make more mistakes.


Ok, so here is the finished product! Grin 

Checking out craftster.org - he is a crafty little fella!

My boyfriend thinks he looks like a very cute rat, so I might have to let my brother decide whether he is a rat or a monkey!  I think some of the seaming sucks on this, but it was my first stuffie, so I can only get better, right?!

Hope you like!
Es x
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