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21  Re: Altoid Tin Theme Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: June 03, 2007 11:45:00 AM
Okay, here are the pics of the adorable vintage zoo tin lapoli sent me:

Here's the inside of the lid which magically became the outside of the lid.  She put the lid on backwards with a loop of string so that the 3D cage could be the outside.  Very clever.  I'd never heard of Marlin Perkins, but Wikipedia gave me a little info. Apparently he hosted a show called Zoo Parade way back in the fifties. 

And inside the tin:

PHARMACEUTICALS!!!  No not really, but just as good.  These are the little sponge creatures that you put in water to release them. 

I got an action shot.  I think that these might actually be dinosaurs, but until someone convinces me otherwise, the red one is an anteater with a beaver tail and the green one is a monkey with a giant growth on his chest.  I'm saving the others for whenever I need a little pick-me-up.  I've thus far resisted the urge to suck on one. 

Also in the tin:

A butterfly charm, a cute little fox bookmark, and a sharky shower gel which smells wonderful and I can't wait to use it. 

Finally, here are some close-ups of the different sides of the tin:

Thank you so much, lapoli! This is really adorable!
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22  Re: Altoid Tin Theme Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: June 02, 2007 09:16:00 AM
Beautiful tins!  That raven/zetti combination is perfect!  And what a cute little octopus stuffie!

I got my adorable tin from Bigmouth yesterday.  She chose my nesting dolls theme.  Here's the tin:

But wait, what's that inside?

Why it's a smaller tin!

And an even smaller tin in there!

And finally a tiny nesting doll pin! 

Here they are all together:

Thank you so much, Bigmouth!  I keep opening them up and separating them then putting them back inside each other.  They're seriously so adorable.  And shiny!  What do you use for finish?  It feels really sturdy. 
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23  Re: Altoid Tin Theme Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: April 26, 2007 07:39:02 PM
Okay, I did take some pictures of the tin I sent PatriaE (I'm usually bad about remembering this part).  I chose her French Revolution theme.  Here's the outside of the tin, picturing the storming of the Bastille:

The inside has artwork from that time period depicting the beheading of Louis and a political cartoon of Louis. 

Inside the tin (which was tied closed because I couldn't shut it) was a little Marie Antoinette, with and without head (it's magnetic).  I tried to make her dress similar to the one PatriaE has in the Marie Antoinette in her signature. 

I also included a little pocket mirror with the gallic rooster (symbol of France) on it, a loaf of French bread which doubles as a seam ripper, and two magnets with political cartoons depicting Louis and Marie as some sort of slippery beasts. 

I'm so glad you liked it PatriaE!
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24  Re: Altoid Tin Theme Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: April 23, 2007 07:16:31 PM
I got my tin from PatriaE today!  She chose my detectives theme and it turned out great!

Here's the top and bottom of the tin, along with a tiny stuffed Sherlock Holmes hat (I think they're called Deerstalkers).  This little hat is seriously so cute.  I may use it as a pincushion. 

Here's the inside of the tin with different detectives. I think I see good old Nancy Drew in there.  I'm going to have to do a little research on some of the others. 

And finally, the major accessory of any good detective--a magnifying glass on a ribbon to hang around your neck, complete with a little pouch.  Plus a whole bunch of really cool key stickers (these are on the bottom of the tin, too). 

Thank you so much, PatriaE!  I love everything and can't wait for you to get your tin. 
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25  Re: Altoid Tin Theme Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: April 20, 2007 11:41:28 AM
My tin from SnowWhiteSuicide came today!

She chose my picnic theme and it's so cute.  The tin is covered in a grassy green felt with paper decorations.  Here's a group shot:

A closeup on the top:

The inside:

And the goodies:

There's a pair of cute apple clips (these remind me of playing Hi-Ho Cherrio), a picnicky chip-clip and a book of picnic recipes, which look really tasty.  I'm definitely going to have to be trying these out, especially the hummus (so yummus  Roll Eyes ) , the picnic punch, and the brownies. 

Thanks so much!  I hope you like your tin, I think it will probably be there tomorrow.
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26  Re: 5 Line ATC Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: April 15, 2007 07:22:39 PM
Here is mine with the replacement card pjmclnj sent me:

I realized afterwards that flying carpets had nothing to do with Egypt, so I'll just say it's been flying a long time  Smiley

Thanks!  It's been fun to see everyone's cards. 
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27  Re: crafty detective swap round 2 in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: March 23, 2007 12:11:59 AM
I received a really, really wonderful package from twowishes today. Everything came nicely wrapped (in pretty purple, my favorite), but I was too busy unwrapping to take pictures of that.  Twowishes, if you would ever like to apply for a job with the Pinkerton men, you can use me as a reference.  You totally nailed it. 

The first two things that I opened (and the ones that made me do a lot of squealing) were little stuffies with my babies on them:

There was something very similar on my wists, but instead of screenprinting, I think that these are iron-ons, which I had never even thought of using.  They are so adorable and if that had been all that was in my package I'd have been happy.

Here I had the girls pose with their little mini-mes.  They weren't real sure how to feel about it.


Next up was a little corduroy pouch with a matrioshka patch on it. I love nesting dolls and this pouch is so cute.  She said that she somehow managed to sew the zipper into the inside, but didn't want to scrap it because of the patch.  I think I'll try to put a closure of some kind on it, but if it doesn't work I still love it.

Inside the pouch were two little purple pouches with some really wonderful stitch markers made from vintage materials.  She said the green glass circles are from West Germany circa 1950 and the red crystals on the stars are from Swarovski.  Somehow being vintage just makes everything that much cooler. The stitch markers are beautiful and I love them.

And speaking of vintage materials, she also made me a button bouquet from vintage buttons as well.  I love cute buttons! 

Next up was a Tintin objet d'art!  Maybe it's a paperweight, but if you can read  Captain Haddock's bubble there, it says "It's a work of art!  And a work of art isn't for anything!  Art is art!"  This made me laugh so hard.  Plus I really love Tintin.

She also included a notebook with a polaroid on the front which she had somehow altered.  I'm not sure how, but it looks really cool.  It's a photo from a yarn shop.  I'm going to have to find a good use for this.  I may use it to keep track of swaps.  The problem with pretty notebooks is that I don't want to use them up  Smiley

Next was a set of etched glasses with my username on them!

Perfect for celebrations!

And last, but not least, a little throwback to elementary school crafting:  a Peeps (I love Peeps with a love that is pure) velvet coloring poster:

You can see that I've already gotten started.  It certainly brings back some memories:  the markers always running out and the velvet fuzz ruining the tips. I love it!

Thank you so, so much, Twowishes!

ETA:  I forgot to say that there was also a very yummy Godiva chocolate bar.  It didn't last long enough to get its picture taken  Smiley
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28  Re: crafty detective swap round 2 in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: March 21, 2007 12:10:37 AM
Hotty_blond2000, I'm so glad you like everything and that the package made it there okay.  I had a great time putting together your package, even though it was actually kind of hard for me because our tastes are so incredibly different (like waaay, you should all compare our wists  Wink)  I think that was part of the fun, though, because I wouldn't have necessarily made this stuff otherwise (except maybe the panda bag, because I do really like that). 

Anyway, I have pictures of the main items.  I'll just go through your list and add:

 -a soap sample from www.gudonya.etsy.com called "Black Goth". Which is tottally appropriate for me.  This came in a package from an etsy order my sister and I placed together and she told me to throw it in the box, because "black goth" just seemed to fit.
 -mega yards of Black tulle was wrapped around the panda bag I needed a packing material and was at Joann the morning I sent and it was on mega-sale, so now you have 4 yards  Smiley
 -THE panda bag (that went missing from my wists- cant remember why); and that I absolutely adore. I'll definitely be showing this off at work! I really admire your craftsmanship. It's gorgeous. This was the big project and I'm really happy with how it turned out and so glad that it actually was on your wists.  The bag is based on the one from this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130539.0, which was in turn inspired by the links in that post.  Mine is just shaped slightly different and I used buttons for the eyes and made the nose less heart-shaped to cut down on the cutesy.  Also it's only partially lined (sorry), but I used the good tough vinyl, not the tablecloth vinyl, so I think it should be fine.  The zipper pull is made from Sculpey.  Also if anyone's thinking about sewing vinyl, GET THYSELF A TEFLON FOOT!  You will not be sorry.

 -a black w/ white skulls bandana
Target Dollar Spot!
 -a Swap journal. Its like a mini binder. The fabric is black w/ white skulls & their EYES are RED!
I made it from a binder so that you could add as you needed.  I think the fabric was fate, since it was a Halloween remnant in the middle of February.  They didn't even have the number or price for it anymore.  The eyes are covered in glitter.

 -some of the same fabric that went on the swap journal Sorry it's just scraps--the remnant was really tiny.
 -a cute lil red & black CD case w/ a CD containing an audio book of Dracula's guest. Nothing crafty here, but the case is from Ikea and all ready for decorating if you want to.

 -a vampire slayer book thong. It has a clay garlic on one end, and clay stake on the other. So cute! This is Sculpey.

 -a Potter Puff Draco marble magnet. Going straight to the fridge!
I didn't get a picture, but the Potterpuffs can be found at http://potterpuffs.livejournal.com.

 -gorgeously knitted? armwarmers, black w/ red ribbon. I'm wearing them now! They fit great!
These are indeed knit, with ribbon lacing.  I'm afraid the picture makes them look a little bit boxing glove, but I don't think they come across like that in person (at least I hope not).  I was going more for sexy goth.

 -a black candle "Elegans" from Ikea.
I thought this was pretty cool.  You can find it here: http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15573&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=11235&langId=-1&categoryId=15704&chosenPartNumber=20059037

since she knows it's hard for me to get to supplies, she sent a few
 -a book to alter
 -a lil baggie filled Jewelry findings.

Anyway, I'm so happy you're happy!  This has been such a fun swap and I've loved seeing everyone's packages.  Those little marshmallows are the greatest things ever, pikabean!
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29  Re: Alphabet ATC P, Q, R Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: March 18, 2007 10:40:21 AM
Here are my first two:  r is for redwork by catpants and p is for purple by charliebrown

They are both beautiful!  Thanks, girls!
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30  Re: Reading Rainbow Book/Craft Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wootwoot on: March 03, 2007 11:41:11 PM
I received my package today from Bedcadet and I seriously love it.  She sent The Kite Runner, which I actually haven't read (seems like I'm the only one) and some wonderful crafts.  I decided to go with scans to get better detail, but the scanner can be temperamental about scanning straight, so apologies in advance for any wonkiness. 

First up, a great bookmark:

It's part painting, part paper collage and will do a much better job than the tissues or cough drop wrappers I usually use to mark my place.

Next is a little paper collaged Moleskine booklet with graph paper (my favorite) inside. 

I don't know what to use it for, it's just so pretty I don't want to waste it on shopping lists or anything like that.  I'll come up with something, though. 

And lastly is my very favorite part, a little (maybe 6x10ish?) painting/collage Bedcadet did incorporating my favorite saying from one of my very favorite books, Walk Two Moons. 

I used to keep this saying on a little card by my front door during a really rough time, so this is very special to me and I really appreciate Bedcadet's thoughtfulness.   

Thank you so much, Bedcadet!  This has been so fun and I've seeing the other packages so far. 
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