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« on: October 30, 2007 05:34:38 AM »

Share your goodies here!  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007 02:01:12 AM »

I've never been the first to receive before - I feel honoured. A huge thank you to Yarnisfun who was a fantastic partner, just look at the wondrous things she sent to me. And just to set the seal on her all round loveliness, Yarnisfun was clever enough to get the parcel delivered on my birthday.

I'd asked for tacky Christmas decorations, sweets and anything to do with crochet, jewellery making or dancing (I teach dance for a living) and look, tacky CHristmas decorations, a jewellery kit, an iron on thingy saying dance, a really pretty fat quarter with ballerinas on it, some beautiful yarn, a packet of dance related buttons and stickers and a really cool sewing pattern which I think I'm going to use for Christmas presents
 

2. Sweets! My children love Tootsie Pops but we can't get them here, look at how many Yarnisfun sent. My daughters would very much like to have you as an Aunty.
My favourite, a big bag of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. I love these things but (maybe fortunately) they're both really expensive and difficult to find here. I'm trying to ration myself but I doubt this bag will still be here tomorrow.
And of course Kool Aid. I keep meaning to dye yarn with it, but every time someone's kind enough to send us some we end up drinking it. We've already drunk three packets this time so it looks like I'll be begging again.


3. My favourite, favourite item


Father Christmas in tropical weather gear with a flamingo. My whole tree theme is going to based around this, I love him to bits.

Also included was a copy of Crochet Today which I'd never seen before, I can't take a photo of it as my sister has stolen it.

Thank you so much Yarnisfun, I couldn't have asked for a better partner.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007 01:26:07 PM »

*blushes*

Wow, I'm so happy you and your girls really loved everything! Thank you for all the lovely comments.

I still can't believe it got there on your birthday. Talk about lucky Grin.

I'm glad you liked the Santa ornament. I saw it and I knew it was perfect. I'd love to see your tree once its decorated Wink.

Sorry to hear that your magazine has been stolen, good luck retrieving it from your sister!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007 03:31:26 AM »

I just received an awesome package from Octopusinclothing! The outside envelope was decorated with cute Hello Kitty tape, a bunny envelope and doraemon paper. It made me smile when I saw it. I caught a nasty cold on the weekend as was feeling quite yucky when I got home from work but as soon as I got the package I felt ten times better. Better than medicine Smiley

I received an Allure magazine, US Weekly magazine, sour peach rings, sour neon crawlers, jolly rancher candy, licorice and four different types of fabric. Thank you SO MUCH Octopusinclothing, your package is great!!!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007 05:41:16 AM »

I'm glad you liked it Heather Cheesy

I hope you feel 100% better soon!
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2007 08:46:20 PM »

LizzieMcGuire is my first swap partner from Germany. Here's all the awesome stuff she sent.


She sent me two magazines: A copy of Rebecca magazine in German, and a really cute paper craft magazine. She also included some postcards of what her town looks like.


She sent the prettiest sock yarn, two balls of matching acrylic yarn, some really cool German wool, and a super cute handmade clay pretzel.


She also sent along a bunch of yummy candy and some drink mix.

Thank you so much LizzieMcGuire! I absolutely love everything!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007 05:23:53 AM »

I received a box packed full of American goodies from Yarnisfun this morning and it really felt like Christmas! My family including the cat were crowded around looking at me unpack my goodies Grin

Here we have...
Patterned felt (so cool, wish they sold it here), NEW issue of ReadyMade magazine, cookie cutters, muffin cases, baking stencils (wow these look fun!), darling birdie emboidery transfers, awesome bag making patterns, pom poms, charms, a bracelet, pearl-adorned lace, a thread cutter pendant (been wanting one for ages, this will never leave my neck), lucky charms cereal, reese's pieces which my papa loves, more candy and cookies and fabric!




THANK YOU SARA! Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007 04:28:23 PM »

I reveived from Bea today!

Here are a couple pics, sorry about the quality.

Here is a group shot, there's an owl card, some kawaii cloth with sweets on it, some barettes, an octo necklace! some really cute bananna earrings, candy, some little note enelopes, and my favorite, a bunch of printed tape!


Here is a close up


Thanks so much Bea!!!  :)I loved your package!
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007 06:45:24 AM »

Yay glad you likey - I had fun making the jewellery and finding kawaii goodies Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007 06:47:27 AM »

I received an awesome package from daemonwildcat today!

Sorry about the crappy photo, my camera died!
I got: A Vogue knitting magazine, a Harper's bazaar magazine, 2 skeins of very pretty yarn and lots of chocolate bars!
THANK YOU!  Kiss
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007 03:21:40 PM »

I'm glad you enjoyed your goodies, trillian!
I'll post a better pic tomorrow as soon as I find my camera cable.

travelbug's package arrived today, but it's still at the post office until I can pick it up tomorrow  Tongue This is worse than waiting for it- knowing it's here, but being unable to open it!
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2007 07:09:47 AM »

My package from dizzylizzy has arrived!
Look what she sent me:

a knitting magazine
three! pattern magazines
and a lot of kool-aid
Isn't that a great package? I know you're all jealous now...  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2007 07:21:19 AM »

I'm currently knitting that jacket on the front of your Knit-n-Style.

Have fun with the Kool-aid  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2007 01:42:11 PM »

I'm glad you like everything! I got every color kool-aid the store had, hopefully it's enough.

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Oh, I finally have pics of the packages travelbug and lilylola sent me. My cat ran off with my memory card, so I couldn't get anything before.

*beware, pic heavy*
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First, lilylola's package from England:
loose teas, cadbury chocolates, christmas pudding, lemon biscuits, and a tea strainer

various old maps

postcards, a crochet book, and a paperdoll


And travelbug's package:
everything together

a two layer bento box and accessories

bento bag, chopsticks and snacks

postcards, stationery, and origami paper


Thanks so much travelbug and lilylola! I love everything!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2007 07:00:49 PM »

My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here My parcel's here !!!!!

Ok it's actually at the post office (the wrapper's torn, so the postman couldn't send it over) but it's here!!

The funny thing is, when he rang the doorbell there were stuff for me to sign, and I got so hyped up thinking it was my parcel and when it turned out that they weren't, I got the "ahh, damn" feeling, then he passes me the parcel collection slip! Yay!

Will go to get it once my dad gets back. Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Thanks Trillian!
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2007 10:01:46 PM »

Before my dad could drive the car into the porch I was shooing him out to get my parcel from Trillian.  Cheesy ;


The sad condition the box came in. I wonder if the plane gone through terbulence.


All the yummy goodness squeezed into the box. And my mom was just telling me I should get on a diet. Maybe after eating all these.
Clockwise from top-right: Truly Juicy gummies, TWO packs of Dragster 1000 sugar coated sweets, Tutti Frutti jelly beans, a mix of 3 types of Dumle sweets (original, licorice and orange-mango) white chocolate with blueberries, uber cute <3 shaped Moomin lolly and a bar of milk and white chocolate.


Trillian also got me 3 fabric paints in blue, yellow and red. The black is there to show you how tiny is the bottle which I bought for the most outrageous price. *Sigh* for the love of crafts. Btw Trillian, I love your choices! Now I'm going to look for a white shirt and paint my country's flag on for Independance Day...next year. (Aug 31st) Grin


In a little envelope was this beautiful fused glass (I think?) necklace which Trillian bought from a store which sells handmade stuff local artists made. How I knew? Trillian so brilliantly added a short letter about it, and others too.

Now I'm off to ask friends to go out with me so I can show off the necklace.  Cheesy

Trillian, you've just made my day!
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2007 10:33:57 PM »

ok so you guys, i think we should call the cops on purpleone because..........she is a stalker!!!  Shocked

but seriously, she TOTALLY spoiled me with some things that weren't even on my list of stuff i wanted from the UK, but she found out i wanted it anyway!!!  onto envy inducing *cough cough* sorry, i meant pictures.

firstly: a lovely owl card with a note inside, and some playing cards with a really nice pattern on the back. (part of the british things bag)



some kawaii and meomi stuff including 2 cards, some little envelopes, a magnet, 4 kinds of tape and an ber awesome purse!!!



More british stuff: postcards, including one of big ben, a lovely christmas ornament and
some pins of a train network, including paddington station!! candy and a little pin with matrioshka on it.



2 kinds of japanese fabric, and some awesome fabric from ikea.



group shot!!!!



thanks so much bea!!! i got spoiled.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2007 08:57:38 PM »

i got my package from lizzie mcguire yesterday!  it was a welcomed surprise, as i twisted my ankle this weekend!....it was like a perfect get well package.

unfortunately i have always had trouble figuring out how to post pictures to craftster.  why does it have to be a so darn difficult!

once i have the time to figure it out i will get the pictures posted that i took of all my goodies! 

thanks lizzie!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2007 12:46:26 AM »

This swap really spoils me!  Grin
I got another great package, this time from gracemusante.
She send so much wonderful stuff (and such yummy candy...)

I can't wait to try the pop tarts! Thank you so much!  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2007 03:20:39 PM »

This is my awesome second package from Germany!



I love the diddl magazine with stickers, it's so cute. The ornaments are a popular color scheme in Germany right now, I really like them. The candy looks super yummy. I can't wait to try it. Kianee also sent some great postage stamps for my collection. My favorite thing is the advent tea. You get a different tea bag everyday starting on the first of December till Christmas. I can't think of a better way to start counting down the days then with a nice cup of tea.

Thank you so much Kianee! I really love everything.
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« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2007 06:11:43 AM »

so i guess that posting pictures didnt turn out to be that difficult afterall!  thanks lizzie mcguire for all these awsome things, and sorry it took me about a week to post pics!

here you are!


some loverly yarn...my favorite is the rusty red one, also at the bottom you can see a little bit of dark colored yarn...that is some the lizzie spun herself! its purple in real life.  sorry for the bad quality of the pics, the only digital camera i have is on my phone!



some yummy german candy, i could had to rescue it all from my boyfriend so that i could take a picture!



and lasty a Rebecca mag, with amazing patterns, and in English!  oh glory day!


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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2007 09:25:11 PM »

ah the joys of swapping - i was spoiled yet again, this time by tracytremble with a parcel from japan!!!

the box was very cutely decorated but I didn't get a photo of it sadly.

first....a whole bunch of cards with pictures of traditional scenes on them and a letter on really cute paper explaining the package.



3 really cute stationary sets and a set of japanese food erasers!!



a lifetimes supply of origami paper, some really cool tape type things that are like an ber long sticker made of japanese paper and a really cute box she made herself



an adorable little pouch and some fabric



tissues and band-aids from hello kitty (I can't wait to get sick so i can use them!!!!)



FOOD!!! koala biscuits, a tin of hello kitty candy and melon and orange flavoured kit kats!!



all together



thanks so much faith!!! i got ber spoiled!!!!!!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2007 04:11:04 AM »

WOW makes me wanna visit Japan Cheesy Melon kitkat!!
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« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2007 06:13:47 AM »

Wow, awesome package! I love those letter sets!
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2007 03:56:58 PM »

WOW makes me wanna visit Japan Cheesy Melon kitkat!!
i know.  it was really yummy!!!!!
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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2007 07:25:37 PM »

one of the greatest things about japan is the array of kit kat flavours that there are!  just today i saw chestnut.  for my little cousins' christmas presents i am sending them every single flavour that i can find. 

the yuckiest one that i ever had was apple....dunno know why it was so gross, but it was.

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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2007 06:53:39 AM »

here are the packages i received:

from lovely_gangster:

this is all that's left. My kiddies ate all the cookies and I ate all the cadbury! Here is a Cleo magazine and a beautiful handmade matryoshka doll.


from purpleone:

i also ate all the candy, but there's lots of little trinkets to look at:
tea, gold findings, kitschy beads (my favorite are the little matryoshka charms), buttons, fabric, guitar picks, powdered candy in fruit shaped containers (the powder's gone now), and the best hot cocoas ever!
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« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2007 05:47:58 AM »

I received from cfbandit today!
She send me lovely wool for spinning:

First, there is some lovely brown shetland wool (well not some, but rather A LOT - 6ounces). It has a lovely chocolate brown colour, I tried to capture the colour in the following photo but it's a much warmer brown than it looks like here.

And she send me 2ounces of blue dyed merino which is really soft. And as an extra there were light blue lincoln locks to spin in!
Isn't that a great package?
Thanks you so much cfbandit!  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2007 12:49:09 PM »

I got an awesome Japanese package from TracyTremble yesterday!! Here it is in it's packagy goodness:


Box of squid!


Candy, bunny chopsticks, and stickers!


Genuine Japanese Hello Kitty Cheesy


SUPER cute fabric and buttons!


Local art! Including some Cepholopod postcards drawn by Faith!


A closer version of my Cepphie cards, a coloring/notebook, and what I really truly needed this month, a desk calendar!!!

Thank you so much Faith, I needed that package yesterday! I almost didn't see it -- When I got home from work it was covered in 5 inches of snow on my porch, it just looked like a hill of snow Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2007 12:52:52 PM »

Ooh caramel kitkat Shocked Love the artwork and that bunny fabric!
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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2007 02:43:46 PM »

Ooh caramel kitkat Shocked Love the artwork and that bunny fabric!

If you notice in the pic, the KitKat is already gone  Embarrassed
I saved the Pocky for my Hubbles, he says thank you!
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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2007 04:19:00 PM »

I received a fantastic package of US goodies from littlehummingbird today! Please excuse the dim photos, it was dark when I got home but I was too excited to wait for daytime to take piccies - just look at all this good stuff:

Printable canvas fabric (soo many projects in mind for this already!), crafty magazines, beautiful 'B' notecards and awesome snakeskin notecards...


Adorable muffin cases, stickers, Sharpie minis, a super kitsch card game and Haribo sweeties (we have Haribo here but not these cute froggy ones!) Grin

Thank you Leslie you're wonderful!
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« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2007 08:22:25 PM »

here are my pix of the stuff that i received from kitschkween (sp?)  i really cant wait to sit down with a movie on christmas and much on all of those reeses pieces!

hurrah!!!

and i already have a few ideas as to what i am going to knit out of the magazine!

thanks so much!



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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2008 04:46:23 AM »

The postman just delivered me a ray of sunshine from cfbandit in the US Smiley

She sent me a meaty newpaper from Chicago (can't wait to sit down and read this, I find that kind of thing fascinating!), BUST magazine (yay they don't sell it here and I wanna see what all the hype is about) and adorable candies Grin


And best of all, THREE sharpie laundry markers (for me to doodle on shirts and make wash-proof labels for my crafts) and TWO Gorilla Glue pens!


Thank you for an awesome package full of useful goodies C!
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« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2008 05:41:16 AM »

What a great week I'm having - I think there's a post-xmas explosion of mail as I just received a package from constantina in Singapore!

First off, look at the gorgeous stamps on the box:


Pocky, sushi-shaped candy, adorable erasers


'Hello Panda' strawberry and choc biscuits, cute pencils and Hi-Chew grape candy (not pictured as family have already devoured them -they are delish!)


Thanks so much constantina, makes me wanna visit Asia for all the cuteness and to see the giant squirrels on the stamps!
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« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2008 10:51:38 AM »

lovely_gangster do the kola biscuits have chocolate in them? They look like some I use to eat as a little girl, I haven't seen any in years.
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« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2008 11:36:05 PM »

the ones i got were coffee flavoured.  but you can get them in loads more flavours - i know in australia most asian grocery store have chocolate, strawberry, melon and somethign called marron which i have no idea what it is.
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