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« Reply #60 on: January 16, 2008 10:05:22 AM »

I'll have a go!

Well... me being the nerd I am, I just went round to take a couple of pics of my big beautiful-useful objects!

This is our big pirate treasure trunk!... This was supposed to contain my boyfriend's records, but my crafty habit (as usual) came first, and it's now full of paper and felt... ahem! Smiley

This is the trunk we originally got for my crafty supplies... I love it to bits! Found it at the local dump, and got it for 3!! We think it's at least 80 years old - probably older... it still has all the originals tags inside toooo sayinging "Best steel travelling trunks by the Roy Brothers,. Calcutta"

...excuse the mess... Wink

The other bit of the house that we're particularly proud of is my writing desk. I get really bad migranes and bleary eyes if I'm on the computer for more than an hour or so at a time, so my lovely boyfriend donated his old type writer, and we found a fantastic school desk at the local flea market... complete with graffiti! anyhoos... feast your eyeses (D normal people get excited about typewriters, school desks and trunks? Probably not!

I definitely think that the story/ history behind something is one of the things that gives objects their beauty...

... blimey! What a long post! Sorry if I clogged up anyone's pomtooters - I just got a tad over excited at taking piccos!

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« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2008 10:09:13 AM »

wow, I love the trunks and the typewriter!  I'll have to post some pics too!

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« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2008 10:30:51 AM »

I'm totally swooning over your typewriter....wow...give me a minute...  Wink

I have one typewriter at home (which I love, but it's not as gorgeous as yours) and there is an attic-full of typewriters (many writers in the family) at my family's summer house in upstate New York.  It is all I can do not to take them home on the airplane.  Fortunately (or unfortunately) for me, they each way about 30 lbs., and just aren't all that portable.  Boo.

Didn't get a chance to take pictures last night, but I've staked out some important objects for near-future photo shoots.  I won't say I'll post them tonight, because, obviously, I'm a big liar.

« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2008 10:39:57 AM »

... feast your eyeses (D normal people get excited about typewriters, school desks and trunks? Probably not!

Do normal people even know what they're missing?  Grin WE get excited about typewriters, school desks and trunks! Terrific finds!

"For what do we exist, but to laugh at our neighbors and be laughed at in our turn?"

My stash of supplies is now Beyond Life Expectancy. I love personal swaps! http://www.wists.com/redmennis
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« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2008 10:49:55 AM »

Hehe - very true!

The typewriter was resurrected by my boyfriend's Ma, after she found it at a jumble sale years ago (when Rob was just a nipper!) What a cool ma is that? Smiley I have a 60s typewriter stashed at my parents too, but it doesn't have keys - it has TEETH! This one's much more polite, and doesn't chew up my fingers when I start typing over enthusiastically!
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« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2008 11:38:07 AM »

I just joined this swap today and wanted to say hi!
Also, thanks for sharing such beautiful useful objects here. I am really looking forward to participating in this swap.

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« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2008 12:14:08 PM »

Hi everyone,

I've just cross-checked my signups, and updated the first post and I think we're up-to-date, but would you all do me a favor and make sure that if you've pm'ed me your info, your name is on the list?  If it's not, would you send me a gentle reminder?  Thanks so much.

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« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2008 08:12:10 PM »

I'm excited to be joining this swap.  It's my first, though I am an experienced crafter.  I've been knitting for 30 years and sewing for 12, plus other assorted crafts.

It will be fun fun fun to plan what to make for my partner.

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I joined the Fabric Fast and pledged to buy no new yardage until July 1, 2008.

2008 Fabric Purchased: 56 yards

Fabric Sewn: 93 yards

Fabric Remaining: An Awful Lot

I am open to personal swaps!

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« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2008 07:18:29 AM »

My inspirational photo is on my Craftster Gallery site, but I have no idea how to connect it here.  If I learn I will edit this post so the pic shows.

You have to insert some code before and after the link.  If I type the code here, it does not show.  You must use the left bottom bracket by the P, then type img, then use the right bottom bracket, then your link, then another img with the brackets, except this time put a forwards slash before the img - Does this make sense?

Anyone else want to chime in and help?  Sweets? r u there?

Anyway, welcome to the swap!!!

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« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2008 07:22:55 AM »

I also pm'ed Therisa an explanation, but it was tricky to do because, again, the code was not allowed in the pm--it thought I was trying to send a pic even when I added asterics and spaces.  <shrug> 

Here's Therisa's picture, anyway:


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