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on: November 07, 2008 06:19:16 AM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by fiberartsy
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I received from MissDisney!!   Shocked Shocked

The loot!  Everything was wrapped in the cutest paper with candies on it and she made great cards for each day describing what she made.  Fantastic!

DAY 12:  ORNAMENTS!  Some are painted, some are ploymer clay and some are purchased. They are all wonderful and look great on my tree!  She really nailed the colors I liked pink and turquoise.  Also, two of the balls are covered with sewing patterns and look great!

DAY 11: Yummy cookies!
Sugar spice and chocolate chip!

DAY 10: Jewelry day!
She spoiled me with some great stuff! A nightmare Before Christmas resin and bead necklace, a pearly necklace and bracelet, a jingle bell necklace and bracelet, a gold and red beaded necklace, A Kings of Leon (one of my fave bands) resin necklace, A Wall-e and Nemo fabric cuff!! and a poly clay beaded necklace!!  They are all wonderful!

And just for fun--my cat Maggie is SO nosy!

DAY 9: Disney Day!  I was so lucky to have MissDisney as a partner because we both love Disney!!!   She made great things for this day: A scarf in Mickey Mouse colors, Thank You cards inspired by the Queen of Hearts, A HUGE Nemo totebag that is awesome!, A Monsters Inc t-shirt, A Wall-e needlebook, some Mickey Christmas cards, and a Quasimodo beanie that ROCKS!  I love Quasimodo and it's so hard to find things with him on it!  There was a bit of a mix up and some of Day 6 was labeled day 9 so i will post those pics then and the rest of day 9 when I open them!

The cat just would not move!


Monsters Inc shirt that says 2319 on the back.  Too funny!

awesome nemo tote bag--It's huge!! 

thank you cards

Quasimodo beanie!!!!!  I love him!

DAY 8: Kitchen Decor!
She made the most wonderful items for my kitchen in such great colors and so well made!  She's a pro!  She even inclided some button details that I love!
Set of 2 placemats, set of 2 napkins, setof 2 napkin holders, set of 4 coasters, 2 potholders, some resin magnets, a recipe box and he most awesome apron EVER!

DAY 7: Stuff I Like Day!
MissDisney created an array of things based on things I like--like my favorite shows and bands etc.  I LOVE everything!  A How I Met Your Mother tshirt, A Lost tshirt, a Juno notebook, some Harry Potter magnets, A Sublime Stitching embroidery pattern, A Jack beanie and some Ween iron-on transfers!!!!! 

I absolutely love everything about this day!!

HIMYM tshirt

Lost tshirt

Harry Potter resin magents for my office!

Sublime Stitching embroidey pattern!  I love Sublime patterns!

Jack beanie!  So cute!

Juno notebook!

WEEN IRON-ON TRANSFERS!!!!!!!  Ween is my most favorite band and I can't wait to put these on something to show my Ween love!

Day 6: Stuff for my home!

Lovely pillows that match my bedding perfectly!!!!

And Nightmare Before Christmas themed bathroom goodies--shower curtain, soap dish and shower curtain rings!  PERFECT!

(oops--somehow I forgot the shower rings)

Day 5: A Knit/Crochet Kit!!!

Some knitting looms, a pair of knitting needles, lovely purple yarn to get me started, crochet hook roll with a few hooks and a notebook with some step-by-step directions with pictures!  I have everything I need!!

Look at that super cute fabric!!

Day 4: Disney Photo Albums!

They are based on the Theme Parks and so well done.  Beautiful papers and embellishments. 

Look at the detail!
P.S.--MissD--I'm actually heading down to FL in February for a family reunion and have an extra day to hit a park.  Just haven't decided which one yet!!

Day 3: Dolphins Stuff for my boyfriend

A wonderful lap quilt, a pillow and a t-shirt!


The lovely quilt which has a warm fleece backing.  Super snuggly!
I thought I took a close-up of the pillow but I guess not.  Duh!

Day 2: Crochet hat and fabric scarf!!!!

It's a great charcoal gray and fits perfectly!

The scarf is beautiful!! Gorgeous fabrics!

The other side has a SUPER CUTE owl flannel-ey fabric!  LOVE IT!

Day 1: Wonderful Lap quilt!

Beautiful fabric and so well done!  I envy her sewing skills!!!! It's perfect!

Also has a warm snuggly fleece side!! Cheesy

Thanks for everything MissDisney!  You were a great partner and everything is so great.  I had a great time chatting and swapping with you!

Thanks Kish for organizing!!!!!!!!!

on: November 05, 2008 08:26:49 PM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by kishcrafts
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This was a major surprise!!! I guess I did need this spot after all. I don't know if all of you know but it seems a bunch of swappers got together and organized it so that I too could be a part of the gift receiving process. It seems that about 27 swappers have sent/are sending me 12 Days worth of Christmas presents. YOU ARE ALL IN BIG TROUBLE! lol It totally wasn't necessary but it is greatly appreciated. Don't be surprised if you received a Christmas gift in the mail in January!! HAHA

My 12 Days presents are from:

what I have received thus far

Day 12
ccswch sent me a lovely Jack Skellington stenciled tshirt. It fits perfectly! Thanks bunches!

littlebiskit sent me 3 bags of mini bundts. I got a mix of pumpkin, zucchini and banana. They were all gone in about 2 days. Smiley

Day 11
prin sent me a candy wreath. full of CINNAMON jolly ranchers an cinnamon disk candies!!! <3

moonshae made me a christmas stocking in my favorite colors Smiley silver & black! and she sent a ton of international candy!! Thanks SO much for thinking of me! ** sorry for the dark picture. it has been horrid weather out here. tommorow morning if it isnt still raining i will take a pic of the stocking outside so you can see the detailing and colors.

Day 10

feelix sent me an awesome tote/hobo style bag! It is big enough to hold all the stuff I bring with me when I leave the house. and I love it because it is soft and has a TON of pockets!!!! There is a matching lip gloss pouch but it didnt make it into the photo. Thanks SO much! You rock!

Day 10
gothchics sent me an AWESOME fleece jacket with a RAIDERS shield on the back!! And 2 christmas stockings for me and hubby.

Day 9
bluwave06 sent me a DIY fabric headband kit!! I SO needed this!!!

ptarmic wumpus sent me a learn to Needle Felt kit!!!! I am going to spend the entire month of January teaching myself to do this!!

mcbenno sent me some awesome smelling gingerbread/cinnamon ornaments!! AND delicious cinnamon jolly ranchers, jelly bellys and hot tamales!! MMMMM

Day 8
serendipity_sarah sent me beautiful earrings and cat toys for Snickerdoodles

xx_kellybean sent me silver and black wrist warmers. i love them!

misplacedhippie sent me a caliometry and jar of cookie mix. warm and yummy!! Wink
*sorry for the horrible pics. Sad

Day 7
mimiw sent me some super cute dish towels!! they are so pretty I dont want to use them! LOL

Day 6
koalascout sent me a bunch of lovely ornaments

tattooedcrafter sent me some stuffies. a 2 faced bunny and crochet cupcake

Day 5
imafundork sent me a soft and fuzzy rapunzel silver and black scarf

dreambelle sent me a jar of whimsies!!

Day 4
celticgoddess sent me a flower vine scarf from my wists!!

Day 3 Lunanne sent me a beautiful embroiderey of the Rainbow Brite horse (name escapes me) some cinnamon altoid tins and because I love halloween she sent me a halloween cat decoration! it is all awesome!

Day 2 Gomerriffic sent me an apron from my WISTS and matching pot holders! I love the print and have always wanted an apron in that style!

beckster sent me 6 squished cat coasters, some polymer clay in red/green/white, and a set of star clay cutters. How'd ya know I don't have star cutters? Tongue (more pics to come)

Day 1 onegroovyday a lovely Jack Skellington hoodie!! It fits perfectly and I am the envy of my hubby! LOL

hollistercobabe sent me a lovely bag in a very pretty print and with LOTS of pockets! Just the way I like em!!! LOL She also sent me a pair of binocular charm earrings, a roll of film from the movie Captivity and some REAL pure cane sugar Dr. Pepper! (more pics to come)
on: November 05, 2008 08:29:16 PM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by Hollistercobabe
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Day 12-Mario Day

Day 11

Day 10

Day 9
Tissue Box

Other Box with yummy Mario candies

Day 8 Kisses Day
Fleece Blanket,Pillow & Scarf, Fondue Kit, 2 Tanks, Frame, and Chocolate

My babies enjoying the blanket and pillow hehe

Day 7 Movie Night

Broken Popcorn Bowl Sad

Day 6 Cooking Books and a Solder Kit

Day 5

Day 4 Shopping Bag

Day 3 Scarves and Yarn

Day 2 Kiss Necklace and Hand Coths

Day 1
Hand Knit Sweater for my Mom for X-mas but forgot to get a pic of it Sad
on: November 05, 2008 08:46:21 PM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by celticgoddess
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On the 12th day of Christmas little gave to me!

A movie day package! Yummy!

The Ferrero are so mine and no one elses!

Movie coasters! So cool!

And a popcorn bowl! I love the movie quotes, hubby's trying to guess them all now....

On the 11th day of Christmas Little gave to me!!!!!

A book!

No a box!! With fairies!

They will hang in my new craft room when I move. Maybe I'll stop loosing yarn!

On the 10th day of Christmas Little sent to me!!!!

Lots of things! Includeing a duct tape wallet, and card holder, three necklaces, two rings, a bracelet, a journal, a candle, a candle ring, a rune box, two pendents. Yea, that's it. I think.

Tree necklace

Peacock bracelet


I love it all!!!!

On the 9th day of Christmas Little sent to me!!!!!

An international theme! I'm so in love with the mirror!!! And the tea cup!

Little worry people to take my worries away, and chopsticks! A pretty pen and a bindis!

My own treasure trove!

Pretty paper. Now I  can attemp to make pendents like Little!

On the 8th day of Christmas Little gave to me!!!

A cute tin!

Tree ornaments! There are 8 of them, but my neice put them on the tree, and I could only find these three. Sorry the second one is blurry.

The willow is my fav!!

On the 7th day of Christmas Little gave to me!!!!!

A poly clay kit! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!! I can't wait to try this out! I got a bead baking tray, bead molds, a rolling pin, cutting edges, gloves, textured sheets, and poly clay!

Textured sheets, and lots of colors!

On the 6th day of Christmas Little gave to me!!!!

Cookies! And Zuccini Bread! And Banana nut bundts! Yummm! Most of it is already eaten.

On the 5th day of Christmas Little gave to me!!!

A Labyrinth necklace! Which I love to little peices!!!

Phantom of the Opera candle holders!! Which Holl made! Thank you Holl! I love them!

I screamed when I saw this! I love this movie, and this quote is really special to hubby and I. I love it Little. It's so awesome. Thank you!

I could not, for the life of me, get a good pic of this. It's a quote from the movie The Labyrinth and says "You remind me of the babe". I LOVE it, and have hid it from my neice who wants it. She's so jealous!

Last, but not least, "Speak friend and enter" for the entryway of my home, when I move. From LOTR. This is so awesome, it will be the first thing I put up in my new home. Thank you Little! I love it all!!!

On the 4th day of Christmas Little gave to me!!!!

An apron! It's beautiful. I love the fabric so much! And hubby wants me to say that this is our nephew, not him.

Hot pads, recipe box, cookie cutters, and a cup cozies that's reversable, but I didn't get a pic of the other side. LOL, it went directly onto my cup of cocoa.
Thank you Little! I can't wait to have a kitchen to put this in and use!!

On the 3rd day of Christmas Little gave to me!!!!

Pet beds! For my bunny, kitties, and dog!

Phoenix has taken to the bed, I didn't even have it down for more than a minute. LOL

On the 2nd day of Christmas Little gave to me!!! (a day early, cause I will be away)

This is the most awesomest hoodie ever! It's for my hubby, but he shares!!!  Grin He loves the movie 300.

This is the second most awesome hoodie ever! It's mine, and it's to small for hubby, so I don't have to share!  Grin I would though, you know, if it did fit him.

And the necklaces were in the pockets! The bat is hubby's and the dragonfly is mine!

Thank you Little. I'm sad that this swap is almost over. Thanks for being such a great partner!!

On the 1st day of Christmas Little sent to me!!!

ROTFLMAO! The hours we spent joking about this and look what I got!

And this was in the pillow case! Little, it's beyond words beautiful! Thank you so much! I love it!!

on: November 06, 2008 02:23:25 AM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by superhooker
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On the 12th day of Christmas, lootyaj gave to me....6 christmas cards, and 6 knitting ornaments!!!

Day 11--missing

On the 10th day of Christmas, lootyaj gave to me...stationary!

4 knitting notecards:

A secret box, disguised as a stack of notes:

3 carved stamps, and 2 matchbook notebooks:

this cool stationary center that opens up:

On the 9th day of Christmas, lootyaj gave to me: stuff for my boys (hubby and kiddo)

2 pairs of skeleton socks, and 4 Nine Inch Nails coasters for my hubby:

a Weasley is our King pin, and a yoda figure (she also sent a bookmark, but it is being used!) for my kiddo:

On the 8th day of Christmas, lootyaj gave to me: all sorts of stuff!

a sleep mask, 2 owl pins, and a vintage knitting/crochet book:

close up of owl pins:

2 patchy throw pillows:

On the 7th day of Christmas, lootyaj gave to me...yarny goodness and fun!

first, a cool recycling book for my kiddo (he's crazy about recycling!), and an awesome trivet made from wine corks (I'm using this as a coaster for my coffee mug!  I like a giant mug, so it doesn't fit on regular coasters!)

next, 2 balls of SWS yarn in a very pretty color, some wool roving that is hand dyed, and a cool polymer clay covered tin with a set of marble magnets inside!

The flash is making the tin look weird, but there is an awesome pic of the coolest old lady on it (I LOVE old ladies!).

Thanks lootyaj!!!!

Day 6, from pinkleo!!!
all fortune kitty stuff:

cutey cute cards, and a tiny artwork!

A bag, necklace, and bracelet:

And here's a closeup, of the beautious jewels:

Thanks pinkleo!  I heart fortune kitty!!!

Day 5, also pinkleo!
all about knitting (one of my most favorite things!)
first, a knitting mug (says, "knitting takes balls"), and a kit to knit cute little sheepies!

Next, a memo board, shaped like a sheepy, a TON of stitch markers, a sheepy necklace, and some wonderful sock yarn!!!

Thanks again, pinkleo!

and day 4, also pinkleo!!!
Assorted wonderfulness!
First up, a waterbottle holder (great for hiking!), and a little kit to make a carved stamp!

Next, an embroidered dotee doll (my first!!) and a very pretty swirly necklace!

Thank you so much, for all three days, pinkleo!!! 

I got my day 3 angel package from Gothchics!!!  check it out:
She sent me this awesome hoodie...it says Sit n' spin, I love it:

Next, the best notecards!! they all have fun crafting sayings on them:

And these fantastic orange armwarmers, they fit perfectly!:

And last, but not least, this camera case!!! it fits my camera exactly, and it is in some of my favorite colors, it is perfect!!!:

Thanks Gothchics!!!  I love every single thing!!!

Here's my day 2, from Gomerriffic!
I got an ultrafunky crocheted hat, in my most favorite color, and an awesome magic yarn ball.  I opened the ball right away, so I don't have a pic of it intact!  Heres the hat:

And heres the yarniness!  Noro kureyon, and lambspride...and then some handspun from inside the ball, and a bunch of roving that was somehow also inside of that MYB!!

Rainbow skull fabric!  also inside the ball:

Buttony and beady goodness, all tucked in the ball:

And outside the ball, two spindles!!!

(not pictured, some wonderful chocolate, nabbed by the hubby right away, and a package of DOTD embroidery patterns from sublime...already in use!!)
Thanks sooooo much, Gomerriffic!!! 

I got my awesome Day 1 package from onegroovyday!  I am blown away!
First, she sent these awesome wall pouches, 5 of them!  I love all the fabrics, and they are super sturdy!

Next she made me this supercute quilted bathmat:

closeup of the detail, it says "clean feet" and has little outlines of feet quilted in!:

And then, wow, she sent this awesome hoodie!!!  it is a very pretty blue, and it has the cutest tree ever appliqued on the back!!!

and a closeup of the tree:

And it was all wrapped up in this fabulously cute fabric!!!

with those cute ribbons!!!
Thank you sooooooo much, onegroovyday!!!

on: November 06, 2008 09:33:03 AM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by ckchan
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Here's my wonderful goodies from Serendipity_Sarah!!!

Day 12 Goodness


I'm such an idiot.  I didn't look through the entire box she sent me and I found more stuff from day 12.  I guess my bf's idea of keeping me from trying to shake boxes didn't work so well. 

8 balls of yarn and a box of candy canes (missing one because my bf couldn't wait!)

Polymer clay monkeys from my wists!  So cute!

Day 11 Presents!

Yummy - Ring pops, Sour patch Kids, and Chocolate

Scrapbook Stuff and pretty photo album

Cat toys, pretty button bag, air freshner, and cute hello kitty tin

And from my wist - Linkin Park Glass & Rose Earrings

Day 10 - Earring Galore!!!
Serendipity_Sarah spoiled me with 15 pairs of earrings!!

4 piars

7 pairs

4 pairs

Day 9 - Necklace Goodness!!

I received 8 necklaces:

And a cute cat magnetic picture frame and christmas tin

DAY 8!!!

Serendipity_Sarah got me an embroidery kit!  I can't wait to get started and embroider something beautiful!!

Day 7 Pressies!!

I got card making stuff:

I also got a doll making kit (which will hopefully start me in the right direction to making poppets)

Lastly, I got beaded pen cover and wrist pin cushion!

Day 6 - Ornaments!!
I got very pretty ornaments today!!  I'm so sad that I wasn't able to set up a Christmas tree.  Sad  They're sooo cute!!!  I might just hang them around in my cubicle.  Smiley

Here's really cute felt ones:

Here's really pretty beaded ones:

Day 5 Goodies!

Serendipity Sarah sent me so many things from my wist, including the love charm bracelet and cupcake pincushion ring.  She also included very pretty earrings, magnetic necklace, and pretty pouch:

She also sent some wonderful baking supplies: recipe book, towel, hot pads, sprinkles, and sugar cookies!:

Day 4 - Useful Things!

Serendipity Sarah sent me 3 bags and crochet needle holder

Day 3 Presents!!
Serendipity_Sarah sent me an activity bag organizer:

She also sent me this cute totebag from my wist, my favorite is the cute sleeping doggy and kitty:

Lastly, she sent me this beautiful poppet!  I think this completes my obsession with the different types of poppets.  I'm calling her Bella:

Day 2 Comfy Things!
Serendipity_Sarah sent me the cutest pajama set and lap blanket.  Its been great for staying warm this break:

DAY 1 !!!
Serendipity_Sarah sent me my favorite thing ever!  My own Linkin Park zip up hoodie!  Its so warm and perfect!!

Thank you Serendipity_Sarah for everything and being such an awesome partner!!!   Thank you kishcrafts and superhooker for an awesome swap!!!
on: November 06, 2008 12:04:50 PM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by Gomerriffic
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I received my package and got to open 3 days at once! That was fun!

Day 12:  Tons of Chocolaty goodness from the UK! A couple are represented just by their package as I opened it on the way to pick up my kids from school... Tongue

Day 11: Girl's Day!  Fabulous earrings, necklaces and bracelets! and they're in sets! some for me some for my daughter...but I got the Lion's share!  Wink

here's a couple up close shots

Day 10: My Daughter's day.  She was thrilled. She loved everything and hast most of it on at once! Hair clips, an adorable "secret garden" box, some roving (that I'll help her spin up and make something out of) an adorable pouch 3 hair ties (that she loved!) a journal , a cute sticker and two amazing flower broaches. Edit: forgot to mention the three tiny turtles. They are super cute and elicited a shriek of joy, you can see them well in the garden box.

Day 9:

Nine colors of roving! I loved/squished each one and wish I had a hundred bobbins to spin it all. The photos don't do them justice. They are vivid and wonderful. You can't really see or appreciate the subtle changes in the gray colored one it has lots of colorful streaks. And the green is really cool too. Well they all are and in my favorite colors!

Day 8: "Deck the Halls"

And it was awesome! I got four beautiful napkin rings, two amazing candles with what I'm guessing is Welsh for "happy Christmas"? (Nadolig Llawen) the words just look cool! LOL and they smell amazing!  beautiful ornaments and four beautiful gift bags. Not to mention two adorable coin purses that were immediately claimed by my daughter!


Day 7: I call it the Day of AWESOMENESS

It's mario stuff! I loved this the first time I saw it, now I have one of my very own! It's made with perler beads.

Just a little pic of some of the roving spun up while I wait for the next package.  The holidays make the postal service slowwwww.

Excuse the confusion. I got to open everything at once and in my excitement I don't know if I got everything is in the right day. Smiley

Day 6:

A day for my son. It's a wonderful ATC kit! There's sooooooo much He's already agreed to share with me (Like he had a choice! Cheesy )

Day 5!

Stitch markers for me and my daughter AND a handwritten recipe book! It's awesome. The recipes are from the UK and sound wonderful! My kids were really excited! One of them is called Bubble and Squeak. Doesn't that just SOUND cool??

Day 4!

A great assortment of things and wonderful bag pins/broaches. I plan on using them for my shawls. I especially love the nintendo one!lol

She wrote a little joke about the fact that she was supposed to stop at four! LOL I didn't get as good a picture as I had hoped of the chocolates. They have already been devoured or I would take another!LOL 

Day 3:

2 bags of yummy squishy roving and a nice panel of fleece in my hubby's favorite team! Hubby wants pillows out of it. I imagine that must have been hard to get american football stuff all the way over there in the UK!

Day 2: Smelly/sparkley stuff!!
Delicious smelling bath bombs!

Beautiful trinket boxes. (my phone is next to them for size reference)
Can you believe she MADE these?Huh  Shocked  The sparkle can't be captured properly they are AWESOME.

Here's the top for details

Day 1: a bag full of surprises!

on: November 06, 2008 01:15:50 PM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by MissDisney
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i haves me a gallery for me treasure!!

this isnt really the most fair to fiberartsy, who did a great job as my partner, but i just dont have much time lately

here are all the pics i took of all the awesome goodies i got.

she really made my holiday special, and i am so thankful i got such a considerate partner

on: November 06, 2008 02:20:25 PM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by SheridanLA
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So, Lukenlarry said I should freeze Day 8 until the day to open it.. well.. my teeny freezer was full - so I made the executive *snerk* decision to open day 8 as day 12... regular order will continue tomorrow. Cheesy

and may I say that Day 8 is FABULOUS.. OMG!! An assortment of amazing cookies WITH the recipes!!! I am in heaven. I have not had thumbprint cookies in so long.. and Russian tea cookies.. and cutout cookies.. I might have to go invade Lukenlarry's house next year at Christmas for more of them Wink

Onto Day 11 (which was day 12 ) I got the COOLEST stuff!!
so here is the lot...

there were the cutest thank you cards

a dotee bird kid with a little felt booklet thing for needles, etc (awesome!) and a handmade little suitcase for my gnome, Emong  some candy canes and tootsie rolls!! I LOVE Tootsie rolls!!!

there was also a photo frame and a shadow box, some party invitations.. and a photo album of pictures of Emong on his adventures!!!

and this is only Day 11!!!! squeeee!! Cheesy

Day 10 is also a collection of awesomeness... napkins and napkin rings!!!! With orange and magenta button decoration. How flippin cute are these?!

and a close-up (notice the festive sachet of tootsie rolls??? LOVE it)

Now to Day 10. This goes WITH my awesome napkins... placemats!!!! AND oven mits and a pot holder.. and a set of spatulas!! the fabric on the place mats is spectacular with the reverse of the dots and colors on each. YEAH!!!
(oh, and I already ate the tootsie rolls, so they were not in the picture. hehe)

and with a napkin...

then the cooler then anything oven mits! Look at the cute yellow trim!!!

Day 9.... oooh day 9.. more fabulousness!
There is a selection of bags in here.. all in this gorgeous silk-looking material in green and bronze. 3 are large hobo type bags, then there are 3 smaller ones with pockets that are perfect for stashing in my purse Smiley

Then 2 toys... Jack the Cat has already stolen them - laughing maniacally and batting them about.

then these adorable little ice skate clips... soooo cute!

Day 7... oooh day 7... Day 7 was all about Jack the Cat. I did not even finish digging things out of his new stocking before he made a flying leap into the middle of the pile yelling "MINE!!!! ALL MINE!!!" I was appalled at his lack of manners, but you can't fault a little dude for being excited.
He insisted on posing in all the shots - I think he was afraid I would claim the items for my own. Silly kitty.
So Jack now has a stocking, a new bowl, fish dangling from a stick, feathers to also dangle, felt cat toys and his very own magnetic frame (with pics!) that I can put on the fridge. happy, happy kitty.

oooh... food goes in here.. right???

mmmmmmm fish bones... such a yummy kitty treat.. GIMME!

then batting around the fishing pole. totally loves it.

Jack say thank you!!!! I might not see him again for a few days as he wears off the newness of the toys. Wink

Day 6.. day 6 are sparkly, sequined ornaments!!!!

Day 5... Day 5 turned into squealing.. it was somewhat comical and Jack the Cat looked up from his purple lukenlarry fish toy and raised his eyebrow.. well.. not really - but that is the impression that I got. Cheesy
frames, drawstring bags (one used as wrapping!), embroidery kit, transfers (of chocolate goodness!!) and Tootsie rolls.. can I just say how much I am loving my daily allotment of Tootsie Rolls? hehehe
I count the shiny wrapping fabric as a bonus.. it is 31 flavors of fabulous fun!

AND.. I love the movie Hairspray.. she embroidered me a hand towel with Tracy on it!!!!! OMG!!

Now we get to Day 4... Day 4 also made me squeal.. and jump around going "yes!!" it is a jewelry pouch I have been wanting forevah. I travel a fair amount and have been lusting after some good way to pack a bit of jewelry on trips.. this is so perfect.. AND she filled it with some gorgeous jewelry!! and it was wrapped in an apron!!!

Day 3 was another treasure trove...
a gorgeous piece of asian fabric in a gorgeous blue.. with a little pillow with some awesome detailing to it. Cheesy

Day 2... Day 2 included a woven rug, and a game.. again, I love to travel the world, so she made me "The World Globe Circler" game.. with handmade pieces!! AND another jewelry pouch to keep them in!!

and on the First day of Christmas, Lukenlarry gave to meeeeeeeee... a gorgeous lapquilt that Jack the Cat has already claimed. he is quite the greedy little bugger. Wink

and a closeup of some of the fabulous fabrics...

what an amazing, amazing assortment. Some of these are way above and beyond the call... Lukenlarry, thank you. This has been fun and fabulous.

Merry Christmas!!!!
on: November 06, 2008 09:01:11 PM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by mcbenno
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McBenno's 12-days of Christmas-tastic Gallery! Cheesy

On the 12th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

12 cute felt ornaments!

(why is this picture sometimes sideways and sometimes right-side up? Huh)

On the 11th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

A rainbowy folder...

...that holds 10 note cards!

(detail shots of the cards)

On the 10th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

This little pink pouch...

...with ten marble magnets inside!

There are 2 bunnies, 2 with sequin-y stars, two paisley, two silvery flowery ones and 2 "j"s (because my name is Jenni) They are beautifying my fridge!

On the 9th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

A bag of goodies! Supplies to be specific Cheesy

there's 1) four types of fabric, 2) sewing pins, 3) fabric "markers" (pencils), 4) thread, 5) a seam ripper (hahaha! - If you haven't read, I can never find one), 6) some cute holiday stickers, 7) a Hello Kitty cross-stitch bookmark kit, Cool needles, and 9) a bag full of bits of ribbon and trims.


On the 8th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

A recipe book!

each page has a different recipe (8 total)

and each recipe is on a little laminated bookmark so I can pull them out and not get the cookbook all messy while cooking! This is brilliant! (I get so much crap on my cookbooks!)

On the 7th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

(Days 9 and 8 are still in the mail, so 2711 told me to skip ahead to days 7 and 6 Grin)

(opened on day 9)

Day 7 was the random day Smiley

A Christmas pudding (don't know if it's figgy or not though) and some chocolates that look like vintage buttons.

the back of the chocolate box that shows the buttons

A rainbowy necklace and bracelet (the bracelet jingles!) I tried to get an action shot, but my wrist was too close to the camera, and I wasn't going to attempt a photo of my own chest

star earrings! pink and orange are my favorites, and stars too!

The cutest print of robots with a cupcake! I almost put this on my wist (in fact, I thought I had, but I couldn't find it just now) and now it's all mine!

And possibly the best part of day 7... a craft magazine from December 1972! There is some wierd stuff in here, it's pretty funny to look through. 2711 says if I make anything out of it she wants to see pics... that sounds like a challenge! Wink

And I'm so glad she drew my attention to page 12, the woman in (what she calls) the "scary makeup". I happen to look like Princess Lea disguised as a hooker in a very unflattering sweater every day... don't know what's so "scary" about it! Wink

That is just ... special... Grin

On the 6th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

(opened on day 8 )

6 ceramic ornaments of stars! Presumably made by Louise Alexander.

One of the points broke off in transit, but it's a clean break, so I think I should be able to glue it back with no problem. We both got pretty lucky with the breakables so far, all things considered.

On the 5th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

(opened on day 7)

A sock monkey!

and a piggy bank!

and a Rapunzel scarf!

(it almost touches my toes!)

and a little pouch!


and a peacock feather necklace!

Lots of exclamation points!!

On the 4th day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

(opened on day 6)

4 place mats! (that are pretty darn similar to the ones I sent 2711 for day 6 - which happened to be the day I opened these! haha! great minds think alike! Wink)

On the 3rd day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

OOH, I'm a spoiled McBenno! One thing I really wanted for Christmas was a set of bamboo crochet hooks. I didn't put this in my swap questionnaire, but 2711 found them on my amazon.com wish list (super stalker!). The funny thing is apparently my dad had looked for some for me but couldn't find any, so I didn't think I was going to get any, and that night when I came home from my parent's house, 2711s package was waiting for me! YAY!

ooh, so pretty!

ALSO! I got a WIP bag with a hold for the yarn to come through while working (which I DID ask for Cheesy)

The buttons are cute little pins, but I didn't get a good pic of them.

Item 3 (yes, there's more!) was a magic yarn ball! I've never had one of these before! I cheated and unrolled the whole thing because she warned that if I didn't use it soon it would get yucky - I found gummy candies inside, so that explains that. The yarn ball was kawaii themed - WHEE!

On the 2nd day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

(opened on day 5)

2 skirts! YAY! Cheesy

One is a pink and purple and turquoise-y twirly skirt - super girly Wink (which is a good thing!)

the other is a more A-line style skirt with a drawstring waist - white with a pretty mossy green and berry colored floral print at the bottom - with sparkles too!

On the 1st day of Christmas, 2711 gave to me...

TWO THINGS! Cheater! Wink

An AWESOME sewing machine cover and a scrap catcher/organizer thingie (is there a good word ofr this?) for beneath the machine. The fabric is amazing! There's a little pocket on the left that I put my scissors in already Cheesy And the little applique on the cover is adorable!

Thanks for being such an awesome partner, 2711! This was tons of fun!
on: November 06, 2008 10:30:49 PM 
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On Day 12 deadbathducky gave to me... cookies! OMG were they tasty

On Day 11 deadbathducky gave to me.... well I admit today's picture and item was put with yesterdays and I ate them last week. Because I'm gluten intolerant and she gave me gingerbread cookies. Do you KNOW how LONG it's been since I had GINERBREAD COOKIES? These were gingerbread gift tags but, well, they didn't last long enough to be tagged onto a gift.

On Day 10 deadbathducky gave to me... cards that don't photograph well at all because they are 3D!! Not all 10 were photographed.

Day 9 was scented day! I got two candles (1 mint, 1 vanilla), 2 insence (1 vanilla, 1 cinnamon), scented teas (mmmmm chai) and a beautiful candle plate thingy thrown by deadbathducky!
(Sorry for the blur!)

On Day 8 deadbathducky gave to me
A Hello Kitty pouch and a stuffie owl keyring. Perfect for my new bag!

Earrings! Yay! I like the day of the dead style skulls

A TARDIS necklace shown with the pretty box everything came in.

But to out nerdy the TARDIS, I also got (but didn't photograph) recipes to make World of Warcraft food! And she even rewrote them gluten free style! Batwings anyone?

Day 7 deadbathducky gave to me grocery bags

And to break the gifting up here's what some of my work colleagues did with their day. Wrapped things. Computers, pens, post its, keyboards, whatever they found on this poor guys desk...

Day 6 was pottery

Day 5 was kind of random including a tshirt for my boyfriend, books and a heat pack

On Day 4 deadbathducky gave to me dvds and popcorn. Nomnomnom. Now I know how I'm hiding from the increasing temperature....

On Day 3 I got three pattern books, two for bears and 1 for dog coats

Day 2 I got a woodburned picture of a dolphin and a folio bag. Pictures to come when I'm back home from family

Day 1 I got a white cardy made by deadbathducky's Grandmother. It has cables! they look difficult.

Merry Christmas everyone
on: November 07, 2008 05:17:23 AM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by littlebiskit
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On the 12th day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!

Lookit all the goodies!

For me:  Lovely holiday pin, some very cute (never seen those before!) puzzle piece wreathes, and yummy drink mixes

For Lily:  A fun pencil with gingerbread man erasers, markers and wooden ornaments to craft, cocoa mint candy canes, a cute teddy lolli, and GOLDFISH!  (A favorite!)

For the kitties:  Two jingly toys for Nova and two catnip toys for Squish.

On the 11th day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!It was decor day! 

Two handpainted ornaments (a kitty for Lily and a primitive art sheep for me), and 4 tree of life ornaments in colors representing the seasons!

Four votives, 2 snowy and 2 Father Christmas

2 crocheted (?) snowflakes, and two bells (that really jingle!  for cute!)

On the 10th day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!
Okay, by way of explanation:  I LOVE OFFICE SPACE.  Not only am I an office drone, I have a red stapler, and then when I got promoted this last time they moved me into the file room!!!  'Nuff said.   Grin

Fun office stuff, two list pads and some GINORMOUS paperclips.

Cute hair stuff, two crocheted and one beaded.  (LOVE the beaded one!)  Not sure if they're going to be used on me or my daughter more.   Cheesy

Two note books (can never have to many) and a coffee (or in my case, hot cocoa) cozy!

A gym shirt that says "No more fat chics: waging war with chocolate" in a yummy chocolate brown, and fridge magnets to keep track of my New Year's weight loss! 

I'm having so much fun with this!!!   Cheesy

On the 9th day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!Okay so I haven't taken pictures yet but it's my favorite day so far!  I got 7 Where the Wild Things Are ornaments, a painted book box with the cover art from the same book, and a KNIT WILD THING!  I literally gasped when I opened the first ornament.  Pics to come tonight!

See what I mean:

On the 8th day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!
The emerald green one is for my daughter (sometime in the future when she won't break it) and the bracelet is something similar to one in her etsy which I LOVE.  And lookit that tree necklace

A measuring tape bracelet from my wist, (I believe made by Hollistercobabe?), a four leaf clover keychain (made with a clover celtic found herself!) and two bookmarks!

Technically this is four pairs of earrings, because the ones on the right are actually interchangable, each bead can slip off!

On the 7th day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!FOOD!  I believe I did take pictures before I devoured it all, so I'll try to post them tonight after I get home from work.  I fell asleep on the couch last night before the baby even went to bed, so I didn't get them up last night.  BAD SWAPPER!   Anyway, there were several kinds of brownies, and biscotti, and peanut butter bars and YUM!  Also, four beaded wreath ornaments that are tres cute!
Thanks celticgoddess!

On the 6th day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!
Yummy warm things for me and my daughter!

My fantastic fingerless gloves, hat, and curly scarf!

These are for my daughter, hat mittens and scarf!

And proof that these came just in time:

On the 5th day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!
Fantastic smelling stress reliever pouches for the freezer.  One for muscle soreness, one for sinus/migrane pain.  Also dish cloths (no idea how she expects me to use these on dirty dishes, they're too pretty!) and a beautiful mosaic picture fram with mirrors and flat glass marbles.

On the 4th day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!A felted bowl and cup, a donut pincushion, and a crochet hook roll!  Aren't they beautiful??

On the 3rd day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!
My own knit plush menagerie!

A beautiful green pachyderm, a pink kitty (with a hearted bum!), and a fun folded bun-rab!  (with gorgeous sparkly purple yarn!)

On the 2nd day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!Okay, so I cheated and opened this early because celtic wasn't going to be around on Christmas Eve, and I wanted her to be around when I opened it.  And wow!

VERY cute royal purple felted bag with a very cute button.  But wait, the best is yet to come!

SOCKS!  My very own pair of perfectly blue hand-knitted socks!  You have no idea how happy these make me! 
On the FIRST day of Christmas, dear Celtic sent to me!An amazing crotcheted afghan!  I love it, it's so warm and cozy!  Thank you so much!

Celtic!  Thank you so much for a fantastic 12 Days Swap!  I couldn't have asked for a better partner.  Well... I could have, but it wouldn't have gotten me anywhere.  You know what I mean.   Wink  I love everything, and you treated both my daughter and I like queens!  I hope we stay in touch, and I definitely hope we have the opportunity to swap with each other again!  I hope you and your hubby (and your furbabies!) enjoyed it as much as we did!

Kish!  You're amazing, and wonderful, and I very much hope we can do this again in...oooohhhh, another 9 months or so?  LOL  I've loved every moment, and I hope the goods in this swap outweighed the bads for you.  Also, has anyone ever told you that in some of your user icons you totally look like Dr. Brennan's best friend on Bones?  Like, in a totally complimentary way. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!  See you guys next swap!
on: November 07, 2008 06:16:41 AM 
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Grin DAY 12: Earrings Grin

Candy Canes Stars Upon Thars
Bears Beady Circle Dangles
All so very lovely!

Grin DAY 11: Baked Goodies Grin

Whoopie Pies Chocolate No-Bakes
Gingersnaps Sugar Cookies
All Very Yummy!
bluwave06 also included recipes! YAY!

Grin DAY 10: Hair Accessories Grin

They are fabulous!  I needed these so much!

Grin DAY 9: Tree Treats Grin

I adore trees!  These magnets really brighten up my fridge.

Grin DAY 8: A Smorgasbord of Delights Grin

Sparkly ornaments, Yummy Chocolates, Fab Craft Kit, Needed Supplies....

bluwave06 sent me SNOW.  It is just what I wanted for Christmas! Kiss

Grin DAY 7: Necklaces, Bracelets, & More! Grin

Group Shot And They Do...

True Love!

A Spot of Tea

3 Wonderful Ribbon Necklaces....

Dragonfly, Oh My   Good Luck Perhaps  

Lovely Leaves 
WOW!!! That's about all there is to say.  Now excuse me as I go play dress up.

Grin DAY 6: Kitchen Goodies Grin

Gather Around for a Group Shot

Garden Girl Mug Xmas Cookie Cutters

Oooo, tomorrow I'm making sugar cookies for the kiddos.

Grin DAY 5: Tees Grin

The Fab Five Cutie Swirly
Off to put on one of these and have a comfy Sunday...Now which to wear first..

Grin DAY 4: Craft Kits Grin
Kits for Charm Bracelet, Purse, Bag, and Applique..YAY!!!
(NOTE: I didn't remove the pieces for pics so they don't get lost in Xmas stuff.)

I'm so giddy about these kits! I can't wait to get started on them! 
Kiss THANK YOU SO MUCH bluwave06!

Grin DAY 3: Perfect To Wear Grin


Apron & Oven Mitts (so cute!)

Just the Mitts

These are just fabulous!  I am wearing the hoodie right now. 
And I will be wearing the apron and mitts for all my Christmas cooking.

Grin DAY 2: Armwarmers Grin

Armwarmers or Fingerless Gloves or whatever you call them...
I just call them WONDERFUL!!!

The Pair

Shocked GORGEOUS! (the armwarmer not my arm)



Grin DAY 1: Long Knitted Cabled Scarf Grin

YAY!!!!  I adore scarves, and this one is just wonderful.  
THANK YOU BLUWAVE06 for such a wonderful 12 days of Christmas!  Kiss

on: November 07, 2008 07:09:02 AM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by Jenicat
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This post is all thumbnailed, so PLEASE click on the photos to see the beautiful work Mimi has done on my gifts!  Smiley

On the 12th Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeeee...

- 2 beautiful sets of swap notecards - one stamped with birds and one with trees
- a pair of knee-high socks in Christmas colors
- a beautiful AMAZING GORGEOUS lovely wonderful (I LOVE THIS SCARF) patchwork scarf, backed with fleece.  So lovely and counts as two small items because it's so so great
- 2 sets of hand-carved stamps made by loves2experiment - leaves and flowers.  So pretty!  Can't wait to use them.
- an awesome reversible fabric bowl - words can't describe it well enough
- a set of quilted patchwork cards - these are so awesome!
- a scrap fabric wreath - she took thin strips of different Christmas fabrics and tied them all around a styrofoam wreath.  So cool!  I love it.
- Fiskars teeny tiny cassette punch - a puncher tool that comes with lots of different interchangeable cassettes - it's like having a bunch of punches in one! 

- and an extra!  Christmas ribbon ornament.  Smiley

On the 11th Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeeeeee...

- 8 altered chunky book pages made personally for me by the always FABulous Phizzychick
- chunky book covers
- lots of embellishments so I can make my OWN!

AGHGHGHHHH I LOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS BOOK!  She put quotes from one of my favorite songs (also one of hers favorites) and elephants and leaves and trees and owls and GREEN!  It's GREEN!

Thank you Mimi and Phizzy!   Kiss

On the 10th Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...

- owl and elephant shirts for me
- Mario mushroom and panda shirts for Hubby
- owl stuffies made my aeronberry (so cute!)
- crayon roll for Riley, made by Zelda.Suicide
- whale skirt for Riley, made by Zelda.Suicide
- birdy shirts for Riley
- EXTRAS: cupcake shirt and luggage tags!

Thank you Mimi, I looooove them all.  I am going to dress Riley in her whale skirt when she gets up from her nap, and Alex loves his shirts and is wearing his Mario mushroom one right now!  Smiley

Also, please ignore all the junk on my couch in that one photo.  Heheh... it's really a spilled package of diapers (my daughter likes to pull them out and throw them everywhere) and a couple of her books.  It looks much worse than it is.  Wink

On the 9th Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...

- peppermint sugar scrub, which smells freaking delicious
- bath confetti and bath confetti Wink in two super cute combos.  The blue/white one is snowflake shaped!
- lavender and tea tree soap made by mullerslanefarm (smells amazing!)
- cafe au lait soap made by mullerslanefarm (also smells amazing!)
- patchwork lavender sachets - SO cute and smell amazing as well!
- tree bathmat with mimiw trees on it!  Smiley  I will put this in the bathroom later!

Once again I love it all!  Thank you again, Mimi!   Kiss I can't wait to keep opening things... Wink

On the 8th Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...


- 2 yards of different elephant prints (one yard each) in flannel - I love them!
- an elephant rubber stamp made by loves2experiment, which is adorable
- elephant needlebook made by monkeythumb.  I've been loving her needlebooks for so long!
- elephant watering can.  This is great!  I love love love it!
- little elephant book (in the front of the photograph), unfortunately I couldn't take pictures of the inside without holding it open and it'd be too close for my camera to properly focus in this light, but there are beautiful black and white photos of elephants inside.
- orange elephant stuffie, made by aeronberry.  Sooo soft and so cute.   Cheesy
- blue elephant stuffie made by Mimi, which is also FREAKING ADORABLE!

I LOVE ELEPHANTS!  Thank you so much to Mimi and everyone else who contributed to my addiction day 8 package... Grin

On the 7th Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...

- two sets of ornaments; one is glass with glitter and curls of paper or ribbon inside, the other is scrap Christmas fabric on styrofoam (?) balls - I love them both!!
- a Christmas patchwork quilted stocking (this counts as two smalls)
- two dark chocolate bars yummmmmmmo
- missing from the photos because my hubby stole and hid the bag (partially because he loves them and partially because he doesn't want the kids to get a sugar high... heh) is a 3 pound (!!) bag of Haribo gummy bears!  The BEST kind!  Muahahaha!

On the 6th Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...

- purse for my daughter (the pink one with wooden handles)
- shave kit/travel bag for my husband (the black one)
- purse for me (the other purse)
- wristlet for me (the wristlet)
- birdy coin purse made by loves2experiment
- reusable market bag (the brown and TQ beauty in the front of the pic)

Thank you Mimi!  Riley LOVES her purse (she wore it like a hat at first), hubby thinks his shave kit is "awesome" and he's glad it's not feminine (Wink), and I, of course, love everything!!  You rock.

On the 5th Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...

- travel jewelry roll (apple fabric); this is great because I always want to take jewelry on trips but I never want to take a box filled with it.
- mushroom earrings and owl hair tie made by pinkanddinky, felted necklace made by la_chrystelle - Love all of these!  I've been wearing the hair tie practically since I opened it
- tree of life malachite necklace, earrings, and bracelet made by katymai; lovely!  I love malachite!
- rapunzel scarf (so pretty!)
- Jewelry organizer that Mimi made out of a silverware tray.  So awesome!  What a great idea.  She did the backs of the compartments with pretty scrapbook paper and the whole thing is painted a really pretty turquoise.

On the 4th Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...

- batik wallet (this is AWESOME!)
- Home Sewn (book - such pretty projects)
- crayola crayon candles!!  I loooooove the smell of Crayola crayons!  Mimi is too sweet.  Smiley
- A sewing machine apron, in which I can store scissors, spools of thread, etc.  What a great idea, and something I will definitely put to use the next time I sew!

Once again, lovely lovely functional and beautiful items.  Smiley  I have a super great swap partner!  Thank you, Mimi!

On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...

- a $50 gift card to my local quilt shop (I am so excited about this and I think I know what I'll get!)
- a beautiful quilt for my daughter, all flannel, so soft and precious!  The first photo shows the backing fabric and the next photo is of the quilt top.
- an embroidered owl wall hanging.  There's obviously a more close-up photo of that as well.  Smiley  This is gorgeous and so nicely done, and will look fabulous in our living room! 

Mimi rocks... you all are probably getting tired of reading that by now... Smiley

On the 2nd Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...

- a "learn to paint" kit, with two canvases, some paint, paintbrushes, a paintbrush cup (owl!), and a beautiful fabric basket Mimi made.  Smiley
- a spinning kit, courtesy of lapoli, with lots of wool and a spindle, plus a magazine about spinning.

I'm excited to learn!  Thank you, Mimi!  You're going to create a monster... once I start spinning I'm going to be obsessed with it.  Haha.   Cheesy

On the 1st Day of Christmas, my Mimi gave to meeee...

A BATIK QUILT!  I looooooove it, it's SO beautiful!  Thank you, Mimi!  Gorgeous.

I couldn't hang it because it was too heavy for my clips to hold, so I had to lay it out.  Crappy pictures, but it's pretty obvious that it is a beautiful quilt.  I love it.

I've had so much fun swapping with you, Mimi!  I love everything you gave me and I will treasure it all.  Thank you again!

Thank you kish for organizing this whirlwind, and thanks to everyone else for creating beautiful things for me to look at!  Happy holidays!    Grin
on: November 07, 2008 07:26:11 AM 
Started by kishcrafts, Message by Rainbow_Storms
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On the 12th day Amazon.blonde gave to me (!)   Ah can't wait for tomorrow!

12 super cute gift bags w/ all the trimmings!

This one is my favourite Smiley

Some Hello Kitty extras :

On the 11th day, I received FUDGE! (I already opened and ate all this before today  Embarrassed )

Look at the cute tin!!

Day 10!
His and hers mugs with 8 (six are in the bag behind) delicious hot cocoa cones. They have little chocolate/minty chunks that you mix in and wow, they are good! My husband has been slurping it down, lol.

Day 9
A melted record bowl! So cool, I've always wanted one!

And 8 lovely ornaments (I hadn't unwrapped them all yet  Tongue) I put them in the bowl and put it on one of our tables. Way cute!

Day 8
8 paper ornaments!

Day 7-
some cute ornaments, pretty lights, and two pot holder/tea towel sets!

Day 6-
Shirt recon day! Love it!
I got 2 shirts to play with, an awsome book, all sorts of cool appliques, some transfer sheets, and some wax for batik dyeing.

Day 5-
Crochet day! A great starter kit to learn to crochet. My MIL crochets, and I keep meaning to get her to teach me, but I've wanted to have some supplies and a bit of an idea b/f we start (not sure how patient she will be!  Undecided)
There were some more bits and things to this, but I've already scattered them in my little crafting area.  Grin

Day 4- four decorative fabric hoops

Day 3-
A super cute pillow cover that I love!

A Hello Kitty scoodie. It's so warm, and I love HK!

A HK hat! Pretty cool, huh? Sorry no action shots, but I can't take very good ones of myself and
no one's ever around when I need them....

Day 2-

Day 1-
A "wonderful life" plaque

and a seatbelt purse. Pretty cool!

Thanks amazon.blonde!
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