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on: December 30, 2010 06:40:08 PM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by underthemountain
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I received 2 wonderful packages in the past few days and both of these brightened my day!!  Smiley

First 1boy1girl1kitty2 claimed me for 2 winged tees for my baby nieces.  Then she surprised me by making one for my daughter too!!

Baby tees: front and back.  Had to show off the pocket on the front.  SO CUTE!  and the lovely wings she screenprinted on the back.  Love the color gradation!!

Back of tee 1

Back of tee 2

Lana's tee.  Beautiful!!!!

Thank you so much Jamie!!  I think I'm gonna save the baby tees to surprise my nieces this Valentine's Day.  They are gonna be rocking these.  Smiley  Lana is wearing hers ASAP. 


Then today we received from jnny_heck who claimed me for a tee for Lana.  She wowed me with an embroidered tee of her name and spoiled us with buttons and a lovely handmade card. 

Closeup of the lovely embroidery!!!

Closeup of buttons

Thank you so much Jenny!!!  I wish I had the skills to embroider like you!


I'm sorry I couldn't post action shots.  Lana is having tummy troubles today and isn't feeling well to pose.  But she really loves her tees and feels so spoiled.  Thank you both for such awesome, thoughtful, and wonderful packages!!  YOU BOTH ROCK!! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
on: January 24, 2011 03:36:36 PM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by witchybelle4u2
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Okay... I've finally got the time to share the awesome packages I got from redstar13 and jennilocker.

This is my package from redstar13:

She claimed me for a lens cap cover for my camera but there were loads of extras: Lip Smackers, Koolaid and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. (Which did NOT last long!)

The lens cap cover:

And this is the package from jennilocker:

She claimed me for a shawl pin and again there were mega extras. Can we say sugar rush? Smiley Plus, there were heat pads for my poor, achy hands.

Here's the shawl pin:

It's just like the one in my wist!

Thanks so much, both! Both packages were amazing! Smiley
on: December 24, 2010 05:34:37 PM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by Acadian Driftwood
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I got a flat rate box stuffed full of supplies from lafemmefatale! She wasn't kidding when she claimed me for "a ton." Some of this is for a personal swap we did for some of my tea wallets, but I'll put it all here.

Two sets of alphabet stamps! Yay! And some cork letters and flowers, and what I've been calling the "spur on a stick." Could someone tell me what this is for? It's not sharp at all. My guess is clay, and my mom thinks pie.

A TON of needles, machine and hand-sewing. And bobbins! Thank goodness, I just ran out.

Elastics, D-rings (I used a pair of these right away to make a Christmas present), hooks, bias tape, a quilter's pattern making pencil, and a sewing/knitting gauge (really nifty, I hadn't seen one of these before).

Iron-on patches, really awesome buttons, photos from a Navy yard it looks like.

20 (!) upholstery fabric swatches (showing some of my favorites), blue fabric, and three shirts for me to pillage in my recons. Cheesy

And my wisty surprise! It's adorable, I've been wearing it all day.

Thank you again lff! I'll swap with you anytime!
on: January 14, 2011 12:49:46 AM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by edie22
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I received so much stuff this round! and I sucked at keeping track and taking pictures what with my vacation and getting sick.  But! all my packages are out, and should be received by now.

from claire313, i recieved a bracelet and hoop art, but i already posted pics of that.  

from sweetyevil I received this Awesome star trek wallet! I love it!! Its got Chris Pine on it! And these great shrinky dink charms.  I'm going to have to con someone into making me a bracelet with them

inside, with the charms

from babalina58 I got an AMAZING package.  She sent me this really great apron with cute ruffles and my name embroidered on it.  

And she sent me this purse filled with supplies

she also sent me a star trek snuggie and it is so wonderful! Smiley

I got stamps from craftaddiction and she posted pics of those. They are so awesome.
thelastkodama sent me supplies that she posted pics of

and gamemom sent me supplies! so many supplies! I am working on a reorg of my craft area. I got a whole bunch of different organizational things for Christmas and i'm expanding and trying to put things away.  Its hopefully going to be great. here is the pics of gamemom's supplies. yarn and fabric and zippers and precut squares and so much!!! here are two pics hopefully i got everything

Thank you so much everyone!! I hope to be back in the next round maybe.  Smiley
on: January 14, 2011 12:05:40 PM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by gamemom42
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I received two perfectly "me" packages yesterday!

First up, she goes la sent me an altered journal with the theme "70's fashion".  

I had listed that theme thinking if anyone chose to make it for me, it would be lingering hippie or stoner fashion.  I love those styles too, but I am thrilled with this delightful young lady from that era.  She's obviously southern like me ( hence the white gloves in the 70's).  No matter what else we were in those days, this girl lived in each and every one of us here in the south.  I love her flip, I love her dress, I love love those gloves.  It's just wonderful!

and a bit closer  ( my camera doesn't do close up well)

I've actually decided to journal my life in that decade in this journal.  I'm not morbid; just have a very comfortable view of death, and I think when I die it would sure break up the sad mood if my kids found that journal and sat and read it together.  I love visualizing that. Cheesy

Next up is the thrilling package I got from Banga.  I love handcrafted note cards so very much.  I know I could make my own, but it thrills me to receive them in swaps.  Banga sent me the most wonderful collection of note cards you can imagine.  My daughter even got excited when I opened them because she knows how much I hate using most store bought cards (there are exceptions).

She made this pink assortment and I adore each and every one.  There are several of the Betty White ones ( who wouldn't smile getting that in the mail?).  My favorite in this batch is the wreath of leaves.  I don't know if you can tell, but some of the leaves are printed and I'm a sucker for anything with words on it.  Actually; I'm a sucker for anything made of paper.  I hate email, I hate Kindel (?) and Nook, I despise Facebook... I like to write letters, read newspapers and books, and make phone calls ( okay, phone calls are not paper... oh well).  Oops, let me crawl off my soapbox and show you the rest.

These are store bought but I had to show them too.  They are definitely an exception to the handmade only rule.  I can't stand the thought of birds of any kind in cages... ever, for any reason.  I love these cards and fully intend to try to find more.

Now for my absolute favorite.  She sent a bunch of these remarkably perfect cards. I love not only letters and words, but also fonts!  I love these so much!  These will go only to very special people in my life.

and a bit closer:

Banga, please feel free to claim me for note cards over and over again!  

Thanks so much she goes la and Banga.  I love my new goodies!

on: January 05, 2011 07:49:04 AM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by Banga
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Ok y'all, be jealous, be very jealous!... I was out of town and had my mail held for a week and a half over the holidays, so Monday I got surprised by this:

A whole lotta craftster goodies! First off, from jennilocker I received 3 handpainted onesies, a pair of bunny booties, and a pattern for baby clothing and bibs. The onesies are newborn size and we could not get over how tiny they are!

From mimiw I received a wetbag (love this print!) and a huge stack of cloth diaper goodies, thirsties and prefolds, etc... I'm not even sure how to use all of these yet, but I'll figure it out!

From atsuko I received a big bag of roving and a gorgeous tree of life pendant. My camera only lets me get so close, even with the macro function, so I know atsuko has a better photo. It is too pretty and I need to hurry and find a chain for it!

Thank you ladies all for the lovely gifts! It was like a second Christmas!
on: January 10, 2011 06:10:52 AM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by jennilocker
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I recieved last week from Jnny_heck and SMLounsbury! Sorry it took me a few days to post pics!

First up the adorable cupcake scarf from Jenny!!

And an action shot...

And from SMLounsbury the cutest freaking owl hat EVER and some felt ravioli! 

Action shot!

And a really crappy action shot of the ravioli!

Zoe LOVED the ravioli and I thought I had a better pic of it! Sad Stacey please post a better pic if you have one handy!!

Thank you ladies SO much for the time and effort it took to make these wonderful gifts!! They are LOVED!
on: December 24, 2010 10:14:39 AM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by phoenixfiredesigns
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Ready your wisting fingers ladies...I got the most amazing scarf yesterday from craftaddiction!!

The colors are just perfect. I absolutely couldn't have picked a more awesome colorway if I tried. They're brilliant. The pattern is gorgeous and it just looks so...expensive and professional.

And! If that weren't enough, she also carved me the buck stamp I've been wanting!!

Thank you so much, craftaddiction! It's been a stressful week (my kitty is sick and has been to the vet twice in the past three days - Wednesday and today! - so your package was a lovely pick-me-up.
on: December 29, 2010 12:51:13 PM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by gamemom42
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Sorry it took me so long to post pics of this amazing package from myloveasdeep.  

She claimed me for felted wool scraps, which she sent huge pieces of, and something in my phrenology theme.

First the felt:

I love these colors and they'll go great in one of the penny rugs I'm making!

Now, even if you're not into phrenology you'll want this next thing.  My daughter collects phrenology heads ( busts) and I've been trying to find other things to go along with her collection.  When I opened my package and saw this box, I actually whooped.  It's magnificent!

A shot to show the legs, which are wonderfully ornate silver colored beads.

And with her collection:

Thank you so much myloveasdeep!

on: January 07, 2011 09:36:07 PM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by redstar13
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I have received some lovely things!!
I received a super cute corset, hair flower and sparkley skully fabric from Babalina

a close up of the flower

And a fabulous purple apron from frosty772!

I tries so hard to get a cute pic of it, but i think i suck at still life photography or something lol
here is another view

Thank you ladies!! Smiley
on: January 08, 2011 08:58:52 AM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by Kitten Wrangler
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Okay, here we go, the most amazing piece of Chinese Commie wall art. I'm really glad I added this to my list, seeing what the incredible Banga has done.

The triptych:

Individual panels

It went straight up on my wall, next to the net/frame thing that holds all my red and gold bits and pieces. Thank you so much Banga, this is AWESOME!!
on: December 03, 2010 07:28:39 PM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by YumJello01
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I posted this is R63 as well, but I'm so late, I wanted to make sure everyone sees them!

NOT like I'm behind the curve or anything....but padfoot claimed me for amigurumi (again?  Yay!) and here's what I received from her!

Nessie from my wist!

A wee Dr. Zoidberg!

Here he is on our Futurama wall - note that 4/6 brain slugs are from padfoot as well!

Thanks padfoot!  You always send me the best stuff!
on: January 03, 2011 05:04:51 PM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by jnny_heck
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I also received from claire313.  She made me 2 embellished tank tops, and I love them.  She also sent some tea along Wink THANKS!

on: January 04, 2011 04:01:36 PM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by underthemountain
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Here is the tremendous amount of scrapbooking goodies sent to me by Babalina58!


stamps and ink!

stickers, tags, buttons, and embellishments!

Thank you so much Monica!  My scrapbook adventure is off to a great start!  Grin

ETA: I forgot to take a pic of the Cricut cartridge coupon that Monica gave me.  Thank you!!  I'm going to save them up to get a new cartridge!!  Smiley
on: January 05, 2011 10:34:46 AM 
Started by craftybeachgirl, Message by spikefan
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I received an awesome box today from babalina58! She claimed me for a Felix shirt for my daughter and again for some supplies.  First the shirt, then lots of Vanna's Choice yarn, and the last pic is embroidery floss, floss bobbins, jewelry tools, black marking pen, and some fun treats for my daughter. Emily has already put the shirt on and is having fun with all her goodies. Thanks so much babalina58!  Grin

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