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on: March 08, 2010 05:07:21 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by humboldtcherry
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My swap partner Pixiefirefly is having computer problems. Cry  To help her out, I am going to post the pictures I took before I sent her the package.  She just moved into a new apartment and she is decorating her kitchen in Dia De Los Muertos. Her color choices are blue and red.

This is a super duper huge tea towel I found at my local fabric store. I used my embroidery machine for the decorations. ( I love my Babylock Essante Kiss)

A cross with a sugar skull

Sugar skull in wooden blue frame

Two sugar skulls in wooden red frame

A kitchen shrine

A close up ( Yes, that man hanging on the bottlecap is Diego, Frida's husband )

Close up of window with roses, lacey curtains

Everything together

I'm so glad you like your package. I loved making everything.
on: March 12, 2010 08:05:06 AM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by barbolot
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My package from Troublet!  So perfectly tailored to my likes, wishes, tastes!  She spent so much time and effort on my items, and it really shows.  I'm blown away!  Now, to the goodies....

First, a bottlecap pincushion in my favorite colors and in one of my most favorite themes!  Lovely design and stitching....

A bandana for me to wear (I don't know how you knew I wear these!!!). . . .

...with this!  I LOOOVE aprons!  Embroidered pockets!! The fabric is one of my faves, too (Alexander Henry). . . .

...which she sent me lots of!  Yay, fabric addiction!  Cheesy

And the most special piece, and my favorite -- this lovely embroidered art piece of the Virgin:

I'm so blown away by your skills, Troublet -- and patience.  Check out the metallic work!  This stuff is NOT easy to work with, and you did an amazing job.

I can't forget the sweet extra she included -- a calendar!  And I totally needed one for my office.... it's perfect!

Thank you SOOOO much, Troublet, for such an awesomely thoughtful package.  I really do love everything, and I appreciate all the thought and crafty love you put into each item.  I am so lucky to be your partner!   Kiss
on: March 31, 2010 04:44:03 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by humboldtcherry
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I got my package in the mail today..... Ran through the rain screeching with anticipation................. Put on your drool bibs ladies..............Here we go........

A sugar skull charm.... ( blurry pic )

A Sacred Heart Candle......

A hand painted cross with sugar skulls.....

A hand painted cross with roses.....

A sugar skull mirror..............

A Crafty Chica Shrine !!!!!

A Frida Kahlo book!!!!

Group shot.............

This was my first swap! I am so happy! My swap buddy is the best. She took the time to make me things I wanted. I love everything Pixiefirefly!!! Thank you so much!!!!

on: April 26, 2010 06:54:10 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by TroubleT
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I received my package from Barbolot today!

Be prepared to be super jealous! The time and creativity in each of these pieces is mind blowing!

First a bit of explanation, my kitsch swap with Barbolot was a bit different than most. I am a high school Spanish teacher and I wanted some super cool stuff to use as decor in my classroom. Barbolot definitely rose to the occasion! Cheesy

From my Wist...Tonatiuh the Aztec sun god done in embroidery on reclaimed linen

A Frida pencil cup...Frida is an ongoing fascination in my upper level classes. We spend the first couple of weeks of the course looking at Hispanic art and hers is always the most remembered, mostly for her unibrow! LOL

And, for the coolest of it all, my new collection of calaveras! I did these pics in pairs and followed them with details shots of the interiors. I can't decide which one is my overall favorite. They are each unique and wonderful in their own right.

Barbolot, I absolutely love my goodies! I appreciate the time and effort put into everything. I will cherish them always!
on: March 26, 2010 07:43:00 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by amusedcreations
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Got my package from Trix_Ska today! I got back in town and saw it was in the office waiting for me. I couldn't wait to get home and open it. I think I did an inhale squeal when I saw it. I'm sure it sounded amazingly crazy!

The group shot! She made me an amazingly awesome crocheted bag, an earring holder (which I actually needed!), and two cute cacti pincushions!

The other side of the bag. It's amazing!!! I'm so in love with it!

The inside:

Earring holder! Smiley

Cacti pincushions

THANKS TRIX_SKA!!!! Loved it! Your package is on the way out tomorrow. Smiley
on: April 26, 2010 05:26:51 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by jesa
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ok, this is EMBARRASSING and horrible, but I have not posted yet and my dear fantastic partner has not killed me! I received WEEKS ago but have been busy and dizzy in the head. my partner was PinkMafia and she sent me an AMAZING package - some of the stuff may have disappeared into my daughter's little grubby hands, but I think I got everything...here we go!!:

awesome painted lantern shade (holding it so it's not totally stretched out, but you get the idea):


hair clip:

magnets (there were THREE but two are missing...CHILD!):

and best of all an AWESOME REVERSE-able apron!!! WOO HOO!:

again, thank you SO MUCH PinkMafia! I love love love my package!
on: March 26, 2010 03:57:34 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by PirateColey
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I received from fabricfriend today!! Check out these great goodies!

First, I received two lovely banners. The first one is black and white with skulls and the second is a felt banner with brightly colored sugar skulls. I think that means there is one of go above my desk and one for my husbands!

Next is an Our Lady candle, a vintage tablecloth, a painted box, Frida belt, and a sewn shrine.

Here's a close up of the inside of the shrine and part of the belt. The whole thing is covered with these pictures and it matches my favorite summer pants really well. Smiley

Inside the box were two lovely pieces of jewelry (and a couple plastic charms). The first is a charm bracelet covered in tons of pretty beads and some religious charms. This might be my favorite item- so much to look at! Then she added a necklace from her etsy shop. It's not swap related, but I've been drooling over her pendants and  she added one to my package! It's so pretty!

The last item competes with the bracelet for my favorite item. It's a painted jean jacket. I apologize for the weird pictures, but my husband took them and refused to do full action shots. lol. Rest assured Tara, it fits beautifully and I wore it out to dinner immediately.

This was such a fun swap!! Thank you so much, Tara, I love everything!
And thanks to crafty gurll for organizing!
on: March 31, 2010 04:16:50 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by trix_ska
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I got mine!  Shocked

Group shot! So much awesome-ness! (and the sparkles!!!  Kiss)
Shrine, mirror, candle, jewelery, crosses, tray, and container/mini shirne

Close up of earrings and rosary

Three awesome crosses on the tray

And a shrine!!!! I <3 it!! I'm going to hang it in my living room ASAP

Thank you Vanessa! Everything is just glorious!
on: April 02, 2010 12:23:14 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by trampycouture
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I received the most beautiful package from RougeRaven today. Be jealous:

The whole package:

A vase for a single flower:

A sandwich case that is reusable. It holds the sandwich in with velcro. I requested this!

Some awesome fabric:

And my absolute favorite:
A double sided Frida Kahlo necklace.

Thanks for being such an amazing partner, RougeRaven!
on: April 08, 2010 10:23:37 AM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by lunamadre
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I received from Queen Ninja Monkey! Prepare your wist button. Everything is adorable, I love it.

Here is everything:

Day of the Dead Mermaid stuffie!

And the back of the mermaid:

A pair of potholders:

A set of coasters:

A cute skull patch, and a necklace I can't wait to wear!

Thank you so much for everything!  This was an awesome swap!
on: April 08, 2010 12:48:12 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by QueenNinjaMonkey
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I received the BEST package from lunamadre the other day!!! Seriuosly, check out my amazing goodies.....

Loteria card, bottle caps, and the coolest card ever!

Lots of sweet jewelry, I'm going to wear the bottle earrings to the bar next week for my friends B-Day.  Grin

One of those games where you have to get all the balls into the holes, I played with this thing forever.  Cheesy  I would have never thought to make something like this and I'm super impressed with the idea!

And now for the most INCREDIBLE thing ever!!!!

My very own Frieda sock monkey!!!!!!!

Close up of face, check out her little earrings!

And she even has a second dress

Thank you so much lunamadre, I am in awe and LOVE everything!!!!!
on: April 02, 2010 09:01:55 AM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by crafty gurll
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My partner received a few days ago so I figured I would post pics of what I sent.  She is getting married, so I found the cutest picture:

and framed it.  I also used Alexander Henry's "Los Novios" fabric to cover a journal and photo album.  On her wist she had a sugar skull garland:


made out of felt.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.   Cheesy  Next a key chain:

made from stoneware clay, witha  Mexican sun stamped in it.  Also some Crafty Chica paper:

and some guest size skull soaps I didn't take a picture of.

Can't wait to see more pictures, be sure to thank your partner when you receive and post pics right away.   Cheesy

on: April 02, 2010 10:45:24 AM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by crafty gurll
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And now I received MY package from Pantsafari!   Cheesy  Lot and LOTS of good stuff!  Really the perfect package, suited to my tastes perfectly.   Wink  My favorite, taken right of my wist, are hand towels:

They are going in  my guest bath asap, and they match perfectly!  Next, an amazing frame:

Seriously, can it be any cooler?   Grin  My son LOVES monster, and I love purple.  Here is a close-up:

Look at all those teeny tiny nails, that must have taken forever!  And a journal:

pink and sugar skulls, doesn't get any better than that.  And lastly:

A cup holder(look at the skeleton drinking a beer), a cool handmade card and some little charms.  Really a great swap, I truly love each and every item.  Thanks Lois!
on: May 05, 2010 10:17:00 AM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by thenorm02
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So I wanted to show you all the things I made for this swap. I worked really hard on everything and Im kind of sad that my partner didnt send me anything. I am greatful however that I have a swap angel who is going to make me some things. It still doesnt change how I feel, Im not sure when I will attempt a swap again, this was my first and it didnt go so well.
I went overboard and made a lot of things for my partner becase I was so excited. I do hope that she liked them. Here is what I made...(I dont have a picture of the apron I made!)

these are the small items that I made for the swap. I made several rose hair clips, a daisy hair clip and a bow hair clip (I had these already made before this swap. I am currently bald because of cancer and have always had a thing for hair clips. I also threw them in because she said she has a 2 year old daughter and I thought they would be cute)
I found the our lady of guadulupe candle holder at the dollor store and threw it in, and the rosary I made. I have been making them since I was in 8th grade and the nuns at my school taught me how. Rosarys are very catholic and the majority of mexico is catholic so I thought it went well.

my partner also had some things listed in her wist that I decided to make...pot holders and oven mits...

 she also said she would like some art work for her wall so I embroidered this sugar skull, cut a matt out for it, put the words "welcome to my kitchen" in spanish on it and painted a frame red. (she said her favorite colors were red and black)

I hope you all like what I made Smiley
on: June 01, 2010 06:57:55 PM 
Started by crafty gurll, Message by pantsafari
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Alright everyone- I know its been a while, but I wanted to post pictures of what I sent for TheNorm02 in her swap package. As some of you know, she was flaked on (on her first swap!). She received a while ago, so Im posting up pictures!

I made her a charm bracelet with charms of saints and shell beads (shells have religious symbolism in Catholicism.)

here is a closeup

I also decorated some hand towels with Lady of Guadalupe fabric (I made some day of the dead ones for Craftygurll, and I liked how they turned out so much, I made some for Norma also!)

And I made a purse featuring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Inspired by one on her wist.

and here is a closeup

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