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on: October 19, 2010 12:50:55 PM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by Lanysmiles
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I received from the AWESOME psyche on the 8th of October!!
(I've had camera to laptop connection problems plus i've been away Sad so you haven't seen her generosity yet!!)
She was incredibly kind to me, especially since I am an international swapper Cheesy
almost 2kg of fabric!! Cheesy
(I'm putting the fabric snaps in thumbnails so as not to overwhelm yo uall with the gloriousness! Cheesy )
Prepare to be jealous ^^
The package arrived looking like this!


And the first thing I pulled out when it was ripped open was this FABULOUS silk! Cheesy


Followed closely by....

its a greeny/yellowy flowery cotton ^^ my mother has HINTED that she loves this so I think a christmas present of some sort will have to be made!

And a FQ of this cotton cowboy print fabric which I have earmarked for a wacom sleeve for the bf Smiley


a shiny number with large flowers printed on it ^^


and a lot of lilac (polyester? i think!)


ZIPS!! Cheesy and RICRAC! And Elastic ^.^


This AWESOME checkerboard fabric ^^


This fabric is pre quilted? Its kinda orangy red the camera had a hard time picking the colour up!


White Cotton Cheesy you can never have too much of it ^^


A dark blue woven fabric I'm not a sure what it is Smiley it feels glorious!


A poly silk in bright red! This will be useful with halloween coming up!!


I love this fabric! is it a knit of some kind? its so soft and smooth, and it glides over the skin! and its a lovely purple colour ^^


and some perfectly shaded brown to help me finish a comission I've been putting on the long finger!



Nestled amongst the fabrics was this STUFFED baggie of buttons ^^ and a wee lil' buckle Cheesy and a short scrap of pink lace trim Smiley


the ribbons-its so sparkley im gonna die!! XD


The whoooooole bunch together!



THANK YOU SO MUCH PSYCHE you are a wonderful swap partner and I hope to have your gift in the post shortly! Smiley
 
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on: September 23, 2010 02:36:03 PM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by Juicebox29
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I got an awesome scrapbooking package from Amber today! It was hugeee! and 10lbs!

First up we have some shaped scissors, wavy ruler, stamps


Stamps,glitter, decorative tape


Shape puncher, ribbon, buttons/frames, tags


embellishments!



Envelope full of frames!


Envelope full of trim!


I dont know what these are:( help? lol


TONS of stickers! i mean tons, lots of different themes too!


loads of paper. this is so much, i mean hundreds of pieces



Thank you so much! there is sooo much papercrafting supplies, im in heaven!


 
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on: September 27, 2010 01:03:32 PM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by Acadian Driftwood
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I got my own box of treasures today! froggmomma sent me a COMPLETELY STUFFED large flat rate box full of awesomeness!



Clockwise from the top left, there are 12(!) magazines about sewing, cross stitch, crochet, knitting, and kids crafts; cross stitch mediums and patterns with floss; knitting needles and crochet hook with baggie of accessories; iron-on patches; thread and elastic; tiny buttons in cool shapes(I love these!); wonderful fabric (some vintage); tons of yarn! Wow!

Here are some clickable close ups - feel free to ogle if you so choose. Wink



Thank you again froggmomma! You are awesome!
 
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on: October 03, 2010 06:34:04 AM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by jadore-le-rose
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I received a few days ago from zilamonster and it came on a day when I was feeling so ill and to get all this stuff cheered me up so much and I am amazed at how generous zilamonster was, to send such a heavy loaded box overseas, it's so kind and much appreciated- so thank you so much!  Kiss

So here are all the goodies:



And some close ups of the paper stuff including some sticky back mat stacks, which I don't think we can get over here and a HUGE stack of Christmas scrapbook paper which will be put to use immediately for scrapbooking and Xmas crafting!  Smiley



I also got a book on buttons, which is so useful because I have a lot of vintage buttons and just flicking through this I have seen many that I recognise already! Also some photo corners, sticky tape and my first ever rubber stamps which I love so much and have been stamping a ton of papers to use as backgrounds already!



And now the fabrics which are all so 'me' and they are all really big pieces and have replenished my dwindling stash nicely, and will be used to make Christmas gifts with I think. I love them all so much and was so excited to get some Amy Butler fabric! I've never had such nice fabrics before!  Grin



And some thumbnail close ups (my favourite is the one with the mushrooms and fairies!)



Thank you so much zilamonster I love everything so much! You are so lovely and generous! Smiley
 
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on: October 04, 2010 07:27:23 PM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by HippieKender
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I received my most amazing package from TheSapphireMoon today!  She probably had to sit on the box to get it shut, not to mention all the tetris-like skills to get everything in there in the first place! Cheesy Be prepared for picture overload...

Here is almost everything all together (I had left 2 books out of the pic, they were still downstairs where I was looking through them)

Ignore the awesome 80's comforter. Wink

More detailed pics:
First up is the fabric.  TSM you did a wonderful job!  There's something for everyone, even my son!

Oh, and even MORE fabric!!


And some awesome patterns


Elastic, snaps, sewing needles, beautiful straight pins, and zippers!


Electric scissors and a loop puller


Trims, lace, even more snaps!


Velcro and a bag of tiny squares (postage stamp size?) Maybe I will make a tiny doll quilt Smiley (if i learn to quilt, that is)


And three books! Aleene's Craft Quickies, Rip It (reconstruct clothing, yay!) and a tatting pattern book (for my new tatting obsession which TSM has enabled Wink  )

My daughter was trying to steal my new crafty books

Thank you so so so so much TSM!  You really spoiled me rotten!!  I feel like it's Christmas in October Cheesy
 
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on: October 08, 2010 01:50:47 PM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by guacaMolly
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Alrighty! FINALLY posting pics from my amazingly awesome package from atsuko! Please bear with me, new digi camera and 7 year old computers hooked up to our TV make photo editing programs difficult!

First of all, let me say that all of these cuts of fabric were very generous. Like, 1 to even 3 yards for most pieces, which is really great for me because that's what I am short on-- I have lots of fat quarters and such, but I was really needing some new fabrics, and to get yardage was such a blessing.

From left to right, a pretty grass green cotton, 2 yards of super cute printed corduroy, and a gorgeous deep green velour-type fabric. Picture definitely doesn't do it justice here


Home decor weight pretty print, another shade of green cotton (I use a LOT of green, so that's perfect!), and a pretty flannel print


Gorgeous red floral print that needed its own picture--- I've never made clothing, but this makes me really want to make something wearable out of it.


Pretty, vintage piece. It's so delicate.


Last but certainly not least, interfacing!!!!


All weights and sizes.

And because she's totally awesome (it's true), atsuko made me five pairs of beautiful earrings and a pendant. I LOVE them!



I have already worn three pairs since opening my box on Monday!  Cheesy I am an earrings girl, it's rare to see me without them. I wear scrubs that are blue and brown on Tuesdays, and have never had a pair of earrings that went with them just right. Until now.



Thank you sooo much, you were so generous, I love everything. Smiley
 
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on: October 10, 2010 05:13:48 PM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by iliveonarainbow
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I received from princess blueberry  a couple days ago, and let me say, she is AWESOME! She sent me soooo much! Cheesy
First off, the box pretty much exploded when I opened it. It was so packed with stuff, and so heavy!

All the lovely yarn; it's super soft!

An awesome little soap making starter kit! I've always wanted to learn how to do this! Looks like the family is getting some wonderful soap for Christmas this year! lol

A very interesting beeswax candle kit and a loofah.

Lots of embroidery floss, hurray!

a LOT a beads, it's like the bead soup swap all over again!

I could not get a good enough pic of these, no matter how hard I tried. but I LOOOOVVVE the dolphin beads!!! They are some of the favorite beads she sent!

A close up of some SUPER cute 'pony' beads!

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH PRINCESSBLUEBERRY! I feel super spoiled!
 
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on: October 14, 2010 11:40:42 AM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by Faux_Valentine
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I feel soo embarrased for not having posted my wonderful package from spotnik yet! tomorrow i will be poting her thankyou, which i might add i may have to make one for myself since i love it so much!





i love LOVE LOVE this fabric:


really pretty buttons:


and the gorgeous brocade she sent me:


Thank you soo much!
 
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on: October 17, 2010 11:53:41 PM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by PenguinSoup
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I received from Kittymom13 on Wednesday (Sorry I'm posting these so late but I had exams all last week) She sent me a whole bunch of goodies! A bit of everything really. Pictures!
Here's a pic of everything

She got me some yarn. I've always wanted to try sugar n cream cotton yarn but could never find it!

Also got some pretty crochet hooks. I love the colours! Always wanted to buy myself some but never did. Also some hooked yarn needles and sticky noted for keeping track of things in my patterns

She also sent a whole bunch of patterns! I always love crochet patterns.

A pattern for a mini wall quilt. This is something I've never done but I might have to try for christmas gifts. Love this!

A whole bunch of buttons

Lots of red fabric and some snowman fabric. Also awesome for Christmas gifts.

And some sewing patterns. Skirts and pajamas!

Thanks so much for such an awesome package Kittymom13! I'll be aiming to send out your thankyou gift by Monday. I already ahve some ideas of what to make. Just need a tiny break from class to get it finished.
 
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on: October 06, 2010 02:47:43 PM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by underthemountain
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Woohoo!  Look at all the goodies that Guacamolly sent me!  I was royally spoiled!!  Love the vintage patterns!!


Closeups:

A -ton- watch movements!


Lovely watch parts!



Beautiful handmade buttons!!!

These were on my wists!!!

Tins for mini shrines!!


Thank you soooo much GuacaMolly for all these goodies.  I'll be spoiling my partners with Steampunk goodies thanks to you!!!
 
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on: October 13, 2010 03:59:34 AM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by starmumplus
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i received from Velvet Rose and all i can say is thank you so much
the lot together






 
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on: October 17, 2010 02:05:58 PM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by tlh878
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I received a FANTASTIC package on Friday, but I just picked it up from the post office last night.

Here is the whole package.  I got spoiled with stuff for resin jewelery and learning embroidery.  Two things I am really excited to try!  There were also some chocolates, but somehow they didn't make it into the photo Wink



A close up of the embroidery stuff.  A hoop, some thread, plastic bobbins to store the thread and a box of embroidery by Jenny Hart of sublime stitching.  The box contains a book, patterns, a hoop and thread.  I am so excited to read through the book and try some of the stitches in the book.


Lots of stuff to get me going on resin jewelery.  Cups, bottles, molds, glitter, sprinkles and best of all instructions!






And finally, I got a super cute resin heart ring.  I have already worn it!


Thank you soooo much I Sew Cute  I LOVE it all, and feel very spoiled.  Now I have to work on a super special thank you gift.
 
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on: October 24, 2010 07:35:58 AM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by zilamonster
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I received from jadore-le-rose today and I was completely astonished; thank you so much!!!

First, she sent me a lovely note and some amazing goodies from the UK, specifically all my favorite things:


Real English tea and chocolate. Woot!!



Some amazing local handspun yarn (I love it)



This is one of the coolest key holders I've ever seen. Not only is it an awesome owl, you pull on the fuzzy feathers at the top and it pulls your keys up inside the owl so they don't scratch the inside of your bag (or anything else- like sunglasses).






Here is everything all together

Thank you so much! I love everything  Grin


 
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on: October 01, 2010 09:56:14 AM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by Mrs. Awesome_Pants
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Okay, guys, I am one of Spotnik's five packages, and I just received about twenty minutes ago. 

I am absolutely floored.  Such amazing generosity.  I've had a really horrendous week what with school, a sucky job, some issues with my meds...basically I just have been in a very "woe is I" attitude and your package literally made me want to cry.  Such beautiful stuff, and so much of it.

On to pictures!  (You'll have to ignore my room, I don't clean haha)

First off, this AMAZING piece of brocade, draped over my twin bed for size comparison.


I couldn't get a decent close-up, but it's got cocks and dragons on it and it's wonderful.

Then, what I think is flannel.  Correct me if I'm wrong, still learning my fabric types.


It's so cute!


Then some one-sided velvety stuff (?)


And then...THIS!  It's HUGE!


It could easily stretch all the way across my dorm room.  I draped it over my head and it fell down in a huge pile in front of and behind me.  I'm 5'3", so it's more than ten feet long.  I've never had a fabric piece that large before, and of something so beautiful!

There were two(!) more pieces, one smaller section of purple cotton that I think will make a cute purse/wallet, and an even larger chunk of a heavier, silky beige something with blue pinstripes.  I'd give you pics, but my camera batteries died and I was too excited to wait to post. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH SPOTNIK!  I am over the moon.
 
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on: October 07, 2010 10:07:48 AM 
Started by sunspotted, Message by dreadlocklove
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I received from froggmomma!  Excuse the photo quality, my camera is wonky and I had to take pictures using my laptop.  

This was such a thrilling package to open!  Froggmomma sent a wide variety of supplies and it all fits with some craft ideas I had in some way or another.



I've been busy reading through these books since I picked up my parcel this past Sunday.  "Hippy Crafts" has some really good ideas (I've spent most of my time reading that one), as does the "Crafts" magazine.  I had no idea it existed but I'm tempted to get a subscription now.  All of the crafts listed in there are ones I've never tried before so I may have to continue building on my supply wishlist now.  The kids magazine will be awesome for winter crafting with the kids this winter and there is also a spiritual reader for them too.  And there is a Guide to Houseplants.



Next comes the assortments of wood/glass beads and bangles, hemp, and yarn.  I also received some webbing but didn't notice it was out of range.



Chinese brocade fat quarters!  I'm tempted to make sleep pillows with them.



More fat quarters!



And the longer length fabrics!  I'm especially liking the yellow one and the orange one in the second row, and the striped one down below.

Thank you froggmomma!  I was not expecting such a large parcel, especially out of country, but it's really appreciated!

 
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