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on: March 01, 2008 04:53:05 PM 
Started by superhooker, Message by Lilyvanilli
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I received from santacruzsugar yesterday!! I've got about a trillion pictures so just bare with me. (Bear? Bare? I don't know! Cheesy) Here's the entire package:

Next up we've got the most awesome bag in the entire world! This must have taken suuuuuch a long time to make! I really appreciate it though and I really, really love it. I can not stop looking at it, seriously. I've been trying to decide which strip is my favorite. Okay, here's pics of all the sides (except the bottom which is also woven and there's little nubs attached so the bag doesn't sit directly on anything) and the inside:

Inside the bag there was this lovely paper box:

It held some candles. They smell so good! I don't even want to burn them, I just want them to live inside my bags so they always smell really good when I open them:

Inside the pocket there was some metallic floss and a card. I've been wanting to try metallic floss for so long. Now I'm stumped on what to use it for, but I'll come up with something. The card she made is super cute. I love owls!

Last, but definitely not least, we've got the Lorax bag. Josh, my boyfriend, just about crapped when he saw it!  Cheesy He loves the Lorax. This is such a great bag! I've been wanting one like this, that I can close by putting one handle over the other, so this is perfect. I used it today and everyone that saw it commented on how cute it is.

Thank you so much Mel! It's one of the best swap packages I've ever received. I really do love every single thing.  Smiley
on: March 04, 2008 09:27:48 AM 
Started by superhooker, Message by RondaS
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I got my package! I got my package! I got my package!   Grin

I am so happy! I am so happy! I am so happy!  Grin

Ok - first off, now that I got my package - I again owe iheartcapnhook more loot as she sent me so much awesomeness!

where to begin!

first - I opened up my box and this is what I pulled out:

isn't she wonderful! my very first own poppet! I can't decide on a name so I may have to learn how to make them and create my own little poppet family!

and dressed in a cute little dress that matches the rest of the items in my package!  Shocked

here she is admiring the fabric bowl that matches her dress - I have no idea how this was made, but it is wonderful. I will have to find a really fabulous place for it, because my dear poppet has taken up residence in it for now, LOL!

bottom of the bowl is as amazing as the inside!  Cheesy

and then there is this lovely bag! I don't usually like yellow so much, but this is a lovely color - and very fitting as my last name is yellows spelled backwards, LOL! This tote was what I was expecting - and it is so much more than I asked for! - so everything else is gravy! LOL!   Grin



and poppet dear wants to see what else is inside! I think she is a bit of an exhibitionist as her skirt keeps flying up in the back and she doesn't seem to mind one bit...

really big pockets for all my jewelry making supplies! (I will add action shots once I fill it up in a couple of days - have to decide what goes where)

and this adorable thing:

it is:

a beautifully done fabric covered pad holder! and it is just the right size for me to put my receipt pads in! there was a pen with it too - but somehow the pen didn't make it into the pics  Embarrassed

all the loot together, so well coordinated!

I am one spoiled individual!

I think I am going to name my poppet something light and airy in nature, but I keep trying to figure out what those tiny spring butterflys that are yellow and white and pastel colored are called because that is what she makes me think of most...

guess I will have to google butterflies and hope they have a pretty and dainty name!

on: February 09, 2008 12:37:00 PM 
Started by superhooker, Message by SevsOnlyGirl
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Okay, so I got my package from ghilie the other day and I was going to try not to open it until I had hers ready to send, but....I couldn't wait and she told me to hurry and open it - so I did! Cheesy

I desperately wanted a poppet and here's what I got:

In her gothic lolita dress with parasol and flower basket:

From the back:

Dress details:

In her sundress:

the back of sundress:

She also has a teeny tiny necklace!  It's silver and the charm is cherries!!  So cute, but I can't get a good pic of it.
on: March 05, 2008 03:54:30 PM 
Started by superhooker, Message by santacruzsugar
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I received my package from LilyVanilli yesterday and was speechless with the amount of stuff she sent...and how she was able to shove it all in such a little box!

We chose to do things off of our wish lists from Ongoing Wish Swap and our Wists lists.

Everything all spread out:

She sent me:
- some of my favorite delicious cookies from my favorite bakery (she lives in my hometown and I was having withdrawls). I promptly ate three of them for breakfast.
- some catnip (which my cat is currently rolling around it)
- two tin planter pots for my room
- embroidery supplies (i'm just getting into this craft)
- a super cute tanktop with some flowers embroidered on it
- two pillow cases with embroidered flowers
- some photographs
- three yummy smelling candles

These are my favorite of the photos...I think they are of a mangrove swamp!

The planters, the cookies (butterstars from Gayle's incase your from SC), and the catnip tub.

The pillowcases were a big wish! I just moved and decorating my room in pinks, greens, and blacks. I LOVE them and they go perfectly with my bed and my room!

Lily sent me sooooo many embroidery supplies- two hoops, some fabric stabilizer, a transfer pen, floss bobbins, a floss winder ( I had no idea they had this! all my other flosses are in a pile in a box because I hated winding them by hand!), some needles, and seriously enough embroidery thread in assorted colors to decorate a small country!

AND a super cute teal tank top...inspired by my wist of this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106617.0

thanks so much Lily! You are awsome!!!
on: March 10, 2008 06:45:29 AM 
Started by superhooker, Message by javede
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How come it's always sunny up untill I take my camera out to take photos of swap packages   Roll Eyes
Anyway, with the help of my nifty photo-altering program I managed to get some decent photos of the awesome things DropDeadSuzie send me. I had asked her to become my partner, because I really liked the sleeping pants she offered in the "shop the swap". Little did I know then how much she would spoil me!!!  Shocked
Take a look yourself:

Do I hear an OMG? Well, atleast that's what I did when I opened the package and more and more things were revealed...and much squeeling to the annoyance of my father who wanted to take a nap  Cool
There are so many cute and nice things one doesn't know where to start describing! Let's start with the THREE sleeping shorts that all fit perfectly and one has already been tested(aka slept in  Grin). I love the owly prints of all three, though I think if I had to pick a favorit, it would be the one in the back. They are really comfy as they aren't super tight(a problem I have with most commercial made shorts; sorry, but I don't need to look hot when I'm sleeping  Roll Eyes).
Then the owl theme of the package continues - btw. ever since stalking looking at DDS's wist list I came to fall in love with those cutesy owls, it's like she has been reading my mind as I think I added the owl stuff to my wist list just a few weeks ago) - with an owl purse inspired by one on my wist list! I love the color combination you chose DDS  Kiss

Then there was all this yarn in my package!!! The blue/purple skeins are 100% wool and suitable for felting->knit+felted bag in the future!
This little bag comes in really handy as I sleep over at my bf's alot lately, but lack the right sized cosmetic bag up untill now  Cheesy

And it's not over yet! She also send me these two cute owly necklaces and stitch markers! I swear a year ago I could count on one hand the times I have worn a necklace, but since swapping for a few, I wear one atleast once a week  Cheesy
And though I didn't take another photo of them, I also got a pack of Sharpies(cool, wanted to try them for some time), candy(yes, that JellyBelly is already open) and the latest issue of Craft magazine, which I think I will now subscribe to!

Thank you so much DDS!  Kiss This package was just fabulous and I feel totally spoiled! You can be sure to get another small package from me to make it even!
on: March 22, 2008 11:03:46 AM 
Started by superhooker, Message by sewknitter
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I received another incredible package from Knichole!

(clickable thumbnails with BIG PICS to see it all!)

Here's an overview:

I wanted a xyron machine to use with far side cards I make, and all my paper stuff- this makes easy "stickers" out of your pictures, ribbon, etc.
Notice how Knichole packaged everything? I love the bags, and I saved them for my next partner. (recycling, re-using.)

cute hand made card:

close-up of the teas -- my favorite flavors, too!

felted soap with a wonderful scent and hand knit cloth:


Oh, Knichole I love the hand sanitizer -- I'm always using it, too! the spray is great! Thank you!

these are pocket slippers. I've never seen these before, they are so interesting:

so action shots:

They fit perfectly!!! Thank you! I love them! (I have a cold tile on cement floor so I wear slippers all winter!)

And the ultimate surprise:

A "sea" star lap-ghan! I even tried using it as a "hoodie" shrug, and after I get to the hairdresser, will model it. Who knew it could work as a shrug?

thanks Knichole!
What a wonderful package!
I love it all!

on: February 25, 2008 07:31:50 PM 
Started by superhooker, Message by dragonflyducky
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I received! I was royally spoiled by the amazing Superhooker!
She's apparently a professional stalker...and so very very thoughtful to have made me so many things she knew I would love!

a really pretty dishcloth! I knit, but I never make any for myself!

a crocheted choker-in a pretty variegated green yarn -and just the right size. You can't see the pretty wooden leaf shaped button closure....she used the same button for this awesome felted bag:

Woo! I just love this bag and have wanted to make it ever since the pattern came out. I love the color too.

And there's more!
She made me some beautiful felt hearts like ones on my wist...(hanging here next to a paper heart my daughter made)

These are so pretty, and both sides are beaded. While these are small in size,  I know they took a lot of time to make and I really treasure them!

a book from my wists and another knitting pattern for Slavic dolls ( which also has some interesting reading on Slavic culture Cheesy )
I really want to make these dinosaurs from the sewing book:

How cute!

And here is my new mascot:

the knitting sheep from my wists!

She also sent a little monkey toy for my daughter-the kind that grows in water, but dd ran off with it before I could get a picture.

wowee! Thank you! Superhooker you made me so happy! Cheesy

on: March 09, 2008 02:37:43 PM 
Started by superhooker, Message by rira
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OOOOOOOK. Here we go y'all. Everyone sitting? Ok..

this was the first thing I got out of the box. a poly clay covered wine glass that looks like a rose. it's very work intensive and i am tres impressed. it looks GORGEOUS when the light is coming out from it, but I cant seem to get a decent pic.

there were also lots of minimicrobes! I love these guys! they were on my wist, and they are completely lovely. my so couldnt figure out why i was so excited to have herpes, hiv and mono on my floor  Wink

i've been lusting after me some arm warmers for a while! these are my favoritest shade of green and super cozy and I adore them. i cant wait to wear em to school.

finally, I got a whole bunch of poly clay yummies. I made the group shot clickable, so I could save some room for the awesome closeups!

there were 2 gorgeous gorgeous st pattys day pins, that I cant choose between Sad, one might just stay on my bag for a while. also, there was a filligree egg that she said had a REAL chicken egg inside. I need to get stand for it.

this pic has the st. pattys day bracelet (a left behind item from teh 12 days swap) plus an ADORABLE easter egg basket, a bouquet of flowers, shamrock earrings and valentines day convo heart earrings. there's also a super adorable i <3 coffee pin.

finally, the bon bon goodies. these make me sooo hungry! there's a ring, a lapel pin and a bobby pin, all of which have a little bite taken out of em...

i <3333 my package kishcrafts! and im sureeeeee i'll be bugging you the next time an IYP comes around.
on: March 12, 2008 05:59:02 AM 
Started by superhooker, Message by heini
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I received an awesome package from lapoli today!

Here's everything: hand knitted leg warmers, spinning kit, tatting kit, 5,5mm crochet hook (they're not available in Finland) and soy silk/wool blend yarn. I can't believe how all this stuff fitted in a shoe box.

Well, almost everything. I forgot this hand spun yarn from the picture.

Here are the leg warmers.

And the leg warmers can also be used as sleeves.

My new spinning kit.

The spindle.

And some of the pretty wool.

And finally the tatting kit. She swapped with sewknitter to get me this.

Thanks again lapoli! This is truly an awesome package.

on: March 13, 2008 10:37:47 AM 
Started by superhooker, Message by DropDeadSuzie
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finally got some time to post pictures of what the lovely Javede sent me!! My other partner is still mia and im pretty worried about her but Javedes package was so great and i love evvvvverything she sent me!

First, two pairs of knitted socks! They are amazing and so perfectly knitted, I love em'!

A black and red knitted beanie!

An awesome illusion black and hot pink knitted scarf with skulls on each end. I have one in black and red from a previous swap that i love.. but now i get to mix it up since  i have this new one!

better picture of the skull..

She also sent my yummy chocolate treats from germany, vintage trim annnd all of the different things she sent me came wrapped up and tied with those adorable owl shrinky dink tags Smiley

I saved my favorite thing for last, she sent me the cutest pillow cover with an embroidered owl in the center! I love the colors and everything about, even better i had the right size pillow on hand already to stuff into it!

Thank you so much Javede, you were a great partner!  Grin  Grin
on: March 17, 2008 06:02:50 AM 
Started by superhooker, Message by lapoli
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I received my wonderful package from Heini on Friday and I'm glad to finally have time to post pictures! Smiley

First, I think this is the neatest thing, but back when I first started my Wists (probably a year ago or so), the first thing I wisted was several notebooks I saw around on Craftster that I really liked.  Well, unbeknownst to me, those were Heini's, and she graciously sent them to me!

The pink notebook has plain white paper but the smaller notebook has mixed paper.

She also sent a gorgeous needle roll for my double pointed needles (which is good because they're out of control at this point). 

Her "crazy" quilts are gorgeous and I just love them!  The detail is really amazing.. I know this is something I'll use all the time.

She also made a cute crocheted green purse.  It's lined with a green fabric (the same as the totes, below), and is embellished with a green ribbon.  It's so adorable.

The two (TWO!) shopping bags/totes she made.  They're both reversible, too, which is great. Smiley

And the goodies keep coming, she made a full length apron!

As my house is currently a mess, I can see that I will be getting immediate use out of it.  I love the fabric for the apron, and it's a great size to cover me from dust bunnies and dirt. Smiley

Finally, some delicious chocolate mint candy that had to be quickly photographed before it all disappeared. 

Thank you for a wonderful package, Heini.  I love everything!
on: January 29, 2008 10:45:01 AM 
Started by superhooker, Message by iheartcapnhook
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These pictures do NOT do justice to the jewelry!!!  WOW!!!  Have I been spoiled!!!

Without further ado.... lots of pictures!!!

A Magnetic Hematite Chain.  This is SO much fun!  It is made with Black Onyx, Mother of Pearl & Crystal Quartz.

A GORGEOUS Black Onyx pendant with Black Onyx, Mother of Pearl & Lapis Lazuli beads.  I couldn't get a picture of the Lapis Lazuli to show the deep blue Sad

Lastly... and my very most favourite... a Leapardskin Jasper and Tree Agate strand with a STUNNING leaf toggle.  I asked for something "earthy & natural" and this is what she came up with!  There is also a simple drop earring to match the stones in the necklace.  I am IN LOVE with this!!!! 

I don't think I can even craft enough in return for this SUPERLATIVE jewelry!!!  I can't thank you enough, Ronda!!!  (for the jewelry or the friendship!)
on: February 20, 2008 09:36:37 AM 
Started by superhooker, Message by superhooker
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Ok, I recieved from dragonflyducky yesterday!!!Check out how fabulous everything is...she seriously got my tastes exactly!

First, this little guy!  everytime I look at him I want to hug him!

and here's his sideview, because his little spikey tail is adorable!

Ok, next up, fantastic yarn!  I really love this colourway-red, oranges, and browns:

Next there's gorgeous soap!  they smell really good!  the brown one is vanilla, the green one is green tea, and the white one is lavender orange:

Me and my hubby want to learn to make good soap like this.  He was ooohing and aaaahing over the soap last night.  Yes, he's a nerd!

Here's my new fav hat, cuddling with some yarn.

It may look like an ordinary hat, but it is not.  I hate how I look in hats, but I was checking out how cute I look in this style all last night! 

and this next thing just knocked my socks off!  All this month I've been stalking dragonflyducky, admiring all the felting she's been doing.  (check out my fav things in my profile!)  and then I opened this:

Ducky, the size is perfect!  I've got the perfect spot for it in my dining room.  it is up a little high, so I really wanted something big and bold to go there.....and this will fit perfectly! (I already measured!)  I just need to get a dowel to hang it right.
I love the tree!  I've been sorta heading toward a naturey theme in the house lately, and this is just perfect!

Anyway, dragonflyducky is a terriffic partner!  Thanks so much for everything!  Your package is (hopefully) going out this afternoon.
on: March 07, 2008 01:51:28 PM 
Started by superhooker, Message by sundayafternoonhousewife
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So, I am probably the luckiest gal alive. I got two great packages in the mail at the same time. It was better than two packages of underwear for xmas! (maybe I should clarify I was thrilled about the underwear).

First, from my wonderful, amazing internet girlfriend- ollieorange  Kiss (oh, ollie- mega bus is going to your town now, so you can be expecting a spring time visit for sure! I just read it in the paper yesterday!)
A painting for my bare walls, a birdie in a shadow box, and a awesomely made bird nest wind chime- you will have to share with everyone how you made it. It is great!

(already on the wall  Wink )

The husband loves the painting by the way. I am going to have to commission you for more. He is so hard to please!

the top and the side view of the wind chimes

Then, from the marvelous xladyluckx, all this great swag:

There's a laundry bag for my kitchen towels which I asked for and pillow in exactly the fabric I asked for, a KEEE-OOTE punch needle owl, another awesome owl painted on a slab of slate, a pincushion, and a set of halloween magnets.

Close up of the punch needle:

I love everything SO much! Thank you both ollieorange (it was a pleasure as always!) and xladyluckx (ihope we can do it again sometime!)
on: March 07, 2008 02:03:09 PM 
Started by superhooker, Message by kishcrafts
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we have an awesome gallery going here ladies!! WOW!!  Shocked

I got my package today!! I was so excited I think I may have ripped it out of my postman's hands! Tongue

RiRa and I were partners in the 12 Days swap and I loved everything she sent me in that swap. And I knew I wanted to have her as my partner for this swap. She really knows what I like and I am TOTALLY loving this swap package! We decided to not tell eachother what we were making so this was all a surprise!
Ok, enough rambling....

I got something I REALLY wanted, a monster stuffie! He might be traveling in the next round of the Little Visitor Swap. Smiley

She also sent me a wonderfully "kish" apron, in black fabric with pink polka dots!

Snickerdoodles (my new kitten) got a load of catnip filled toys. She is already playing with one of them. Action shot to come later...

I got a really SOFT tote bag. It is going with me on my trip this weekend!

And POSTCARDS! I have been trying to amass a collection  of postcards from around the world and although I have traveled to NYC a ton of times, I do not have any from there. So RiRa picked up a bunch while she was out there for Spring Break.

RiRa, YOU ROCK my swapping socks! <3333 and many thanks!
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