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11  Re: Book-lovers Swap~SIGN-UPS CLOSED~ SENDOUTS 10/13/08) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Foxlet on: September 13, 2008 01:31:54 AM
I've poured like five hours into my large, spread over several days, and I'm not even in the ballpark of being done. This one's going to take a while...

Foxlet, I've started reading Neverwhere while I work on a commission (because ebooks are easier to read while crocheting due to not having to hold then), and it's awesome. This made me giggle so much:

Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar are my favourite characters in Neverwhere. Them, or de Carabas. That's one of my favourite bits as well. Cheesy
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12  Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Foxlet on: August 04, 2008 12:41:19 PM
I received a gigantic package from my fantastic partner longtimegeek, who lives in Colorado!

I seriously scored. I found the package waiting for me in the morning when I got up, and nearly sprained something lifting the thing off the floor. Cheesy (The pictures are sort of terrible. Sorry about that. Click for bigger and all that jazz.)

Here's everything, packed in v. neatly.

A fantastic button bracelet! It's a good size - I can get it on pretty easily but it doesn't fall off over my teeny tiny hand.

Prettiest necklace ever! It's got a gold wire nest, three darling little eggs and two swallows. I put it on immediately for the action shot, and haven't taken it off since. Absolutely love it!

A positively stunning steampunky tape measure! My old one was falling apart, so this immediately made its way to my notions bag.

Two bookmarks, with ridiculously cute embroidery and button flowers! The reverse sides have coordinating polka dot fabric.

Buttons! These joined my collection of random buttons immediately.

Treats. Some Caramel and Spice Apple Cider drink mix, which I haven't tried yet but will tomorrow, seriously weird chilli cracker things, and jelly beans! I adore jelly beans, but can't find them anywhere from some strange reason.

Barbecue sauce, more jelly beans, and this plastic bracelet thing against "wrist violence". Wink (Stephen Colbert isn't terribly well-known here, I don't think his show broadcasts anywhere. I've heard of him, though. [Conan O'Brien, on the other hand, is HUGE 'round these parts. I'm more into British comedy myself, I have to admit.])

Postcards and brochures from her area. One of the postcards has flower seeds in it! (Incidentally, I've heard of Estes before, but only because there's a fibre festival there every year. Cheesy )

Local newspapers, and a seriously hilarious knitting magazine from the 80's! I laughed so hard at that. (I swear my mum had one of those sweaters. She wore it, too - you can see it in some of my baby pictures.)

Two touristy magazines.

Aaaand THREE packages of different kinds of Shrinky Dinks, as well as some Sharpies! I can't wait to try these out!

Thank you so much, longtimegeek! I love everything to bits! Hope your package arrives soon, and that you'll like everything.

(I really need to lay off the exclamation marks and the parentheses.)
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13  Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Foxlet on: July 29, 2008 01:43:07 AM
I'm really excited. Can't wait for my partner to receive!

In the meantime, here's another seriously crappy teaser:

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14  Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 11(Signups June 1 - 20; Sendouts July 30t in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Foxlet on: July 25, 2008 10:19:20 AM
I've sent! My fantastic partner longtimegeek should get it within a week or two. Cheesy

Here's a little peek at one of the things in the box:

Crappy teaser pic is crappy, but oh well.
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15  Re: Disposable Camera Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Foxlet on: June 11, 2008 12:53:52 PM
Oh dear lord I lose at posting to the galleries. I received from my angel PlumCrafty, who is exceedingly wonderful, ages ago, but haven't been able to post the pictures yet.

This swap's been kind of unlucky for me. My original partner flaked, and the frame Plum sent me got smashed to bits in the mail. D: It's a really nice frame, though. The colours are very, very pretty, and there are some awesome plastic gears in one corner. (She also said she'd make me another one, which goes to show how amazing she is. Have told her there's absolutely no need, but you never know with these people.  Wink )

Here's her shot of the whole thing, as well as the gear details:

She lives in London, which is one of my favourite places ever. Here are a few of my favourite photos:

A really cool angle, and the colours are amazing.

Oh, old machinery is so amazing.

This picture is very possibly sideways. I was a twit and forgot to rotate the vertical shots before uploading. D'oh. It's really neat, though.

Again with the sideways pictures. Terribly sorry about that. Still, I love this photo. I might print it out and stick it on my wall.

The rest are here. Go look, they are so very pretty. (Despite my twitness. Oh well. I swear I'm not actually this computer illiterate.)
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16  Re: Disposable Camera Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Foxlet on: June 05, 2008 03:40:40 AM
My partner flaked on me, so I'm posting my own photos. I received from my angel yesterday and will go to the post office soon.

Here's the frame and the cd case:

The picture's sort of crap, but oh well. The frame is this lovely dark purple. I painted a pink wooshy thing, and glued on some opalescent buttons from my stash. The text in the frame is a short story of sorts, in the style of Unphotographable. For Blue Skies is actually the name of a song, but I used it as a name for the collection of photos. (I'm calling it a visual mixtape because I gave all pictures a name and arranged them in a way that seemed pleasing, rather than chronologically.)

Some of my favourite photos:

Aleksanterinkatu, one of the busiest streets in the area.

Taken in my school's cafeteria.

A fountain called Havis Amanda.

One of the biggest roads leading the the city.

The rest are here.

I recorded an audio commentary thing, because Finnish is a strange language and I wanted my partner to know how all those funny words are actually pronounced. I might still upload it, if anyone's interested.
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17  Re: Easy Peasy Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Foxlet on: April 16, 2008 09:26:20 AM
So, I'm the worst swap partner ever. I received over a week ago, but life's been crazy (I got my driver's license and had this skating show thing, among other things), and the weather's been too horrible to make for nice pictures. Until yesterday, that is. So, here's what Saskia/la_chrystelle sent me!


Everything's so cute and totally me! The iPod cozy is the exact right size, as well.

And a fab bag:

It's made from a bunch of different insanely cute fabrics, and the handle's long enough to toss over the shoulder. It matches pretty much everything I own, and I love it!

It also has two pockets on the inside, made from a seventh different fabric:

Thank you so much, Saskia! I love everything to bits!

(Click on the pictures for bigger versions.)
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18  Re: Easy Peasy Swap - sendouts 4/7 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Foxlet on: April 01, 2008 03:28:37 AM
Teaser photo time!

The photo's grayscale to keep the colour a secret.  Wink (I swear the cable pattern looks better than that. My photography skills are somewhat lacking.)

I sent out today. With some luck the package will arrive later this week!
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19  Re: Easy Peasy Swap - sendouts 4/7 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Foxlet on: March 26, 2008 01:05:56 PM
It's going to be 70 today here - 76 tomorrow... I see that we are due for some thunderboomers and Saturday it will be a high of 69.... whoooyah!  I love an extendo spring.  It is one of the perks of living here in the south!

although I would love to see some snow... we took pictures of our last big bad snowstorm - yeah, it was a dusting!

Dude, we're lucky if we have those sorts of temperatures in June.

Here's our street this morning. Pretty much all the snow came during the night, and it snowed all day as well.

(I can't stop checking this thread obsessively. And posting inane messages, apparently.)
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20  Re: Typography Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Foxlet on: March 02, 2008 12:24:52 PM
I received a while ago, and got the package on Friday. I'm only posting now, because I'm the biggest procrastinator in the entire universe. D:

DesignerDucky, I love everything! I'm going through a bit of a black-and-red phase right now, actually. Cheesy

My typeface of choice was Broken Ghost, and here's what she made me! (Photos are sort of terrible, because Finnish winter doesn't include daylight.)

A fabulous tote! The words are quixotic and levity, which I mentioned as some of my favourite words.

A notebook! (I realise I'm using too many exclamation marks. I can't help it.) I love notebooks, and this one has a bookmark in it! Eee! The letters are my initials. (The pages had come off, but I glued them back on. I hope it holds up.)

I love, love, love this box. I'm going to be filling it with all sorts of ticket stubs and receipts and things to use as inspiration as needed. It says 'hopeful romantic' on the lid, because that's what I am. Cheesy

And random goodies! Two pretty pink candles, a big yellow letter S (which I shall affix to my door at the first convenience), strange American sweets and adorable little paper stars. I have a big glass jar half-full of paper stars, and these have joined the ones I've made.

Thank yooouuu! You're made of awesome.

ETA: The sweets are all gone now, btw. Strange but good. (Have you dared taste the ones I sent yet? Tongue)
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