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« Reply #130 on: September 13, 2007 09:53:59 PM »

I'm so happy with my gorgeous items!!

Firstly... the reason my package was delayed....

big whoops by the post office......

Here is the complete package

A tote bag made from several pairs of jeans, a curtain panel and some bird fabric

A pincushion made from a recycled bottlecap, felt scraps, polyfil and thread.  It has a grape design on it - it is so pretty!!!

A pouch made from a vintage maternity dress and scraps from a flower girl dress

Thankyou so much barbolot!!!  Just beautiful, I love it all!

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« Reply #131 on: September 13, 2007 10:02:27 PM »

Oh wow, those are beautiful items with great fabrics. Love the jean purse, hardly looks reconned!
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« Reply #132 on: September 13, 2007 10:04:21 PM »

None of the items look recycled - they are amazing!  Smiley

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« Reply #133 on: September 14, 2007 01:08:03 AM »

that birdie tote bag is just adorable. Looks like your package was worth the wait...and new guinea  Huh that's quite a detour!

« Reply #134 on: September 14, 2007 04:24:12 AM »

barbolot, you did an amazing job with that bottlecap pincushion.  I made one once and well, lets just say no where near as nice as yours.

I'm glad the package made it!  It looks like everything is clued up?

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« Reply #135 on: September 14, 2007 06:47:57 AM »

Barbalot- Your package is lovely.  As has been already said they look like brand new items, I wouldn't have guessed they were reconned items.

I especially like the tote - it looks fabulous.  Glad it finally arrived - such great stuff shouldn't be lost!

It's not that I don't want to swap, it's that I often don't have time.  But feel free to ask (especially if it's one that's not too time consuming).
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« Reply #136 on: September 14, 2007 07:29:07 AM »

Here are my lovelies from aussie_patches, which arrived in recycled packaging! (Yay!)

Here's a group shot:

This is my new tote, fashioned out of placemats, scrap fabric, a vintage pillowcase, tablecloth, and the cord from a blind! The brooch is a super-cute touch.  I'm going shopping this afternoon, and this is definitely coming with me!

These have to be my favorite.  These mini-canvases were claimed from the curb, and altered with 1950's vintage catalogues, vintage gift wrap, recycled book pages, and some cool buttons.  These are SO my style!

This is a tiny book, made about 10 years ago, detailing these lovely projects... and includes a fab stash of vintage buttons for me!  Cheesy

This package was well worth the wait.  Thank you so much, aussie_patches!

Thank you, all, for the sweet compliments, too!  I love the bird tote, too.

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« Reply #137 on: September 14, 2007 11:29:49 AM »

Those are both amazing swaps and I covet all of it! I think that's such a funny post office story. Once, when I lived in Bulgaria I had a package sent from Connecticut that went to China first before it made its way to Eastern Europe Roll Eyes.

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« Reply #138 on: September 14, 2007 12:17:12 PM »

My goodness, all of you guys are so creative!

I'll be sure to join the next swap. Smiley


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« Reply #139 on: September 14, 2007 01:40:54 PM »

I guess j_tennis has received.

Here's what I sent.

The whole kit and caboodle.

Record bowl and lightbulb vase.

Shopping bag made from sheets.

Tote and pouch.

Needle book, pincushion and barrette.

Close up of barrette made of bottlecap misprints.

CD necklace and earrings, earrings from bottle cap misprints and "shrinky Dinks" fish from food containers.

The bottle cap earrings.

kelda if you have pics of what you sent me please post them.  Otherwise I'll try to get some this weekend.

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