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« Reply #140 on: May 12, 2008 06:12:02 PM »

That clock is awesome! and whats this? a biohazard scarf!? Very cool indeed.

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« Reply #141 on: May 12, 2008 06:54:07 PM »

I hope that my partner receives soon!  In the meantime, I made a little teaser for superhooker, in order to keep her interest up.  All of the packages have been fantastic!


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« Reply #142 on: May 12, 2008 06:56:40 PM »

That biohazard/DNA scarf is awesome! And, looks like I might be swiping a few of the plastic petri dishes from my closet at school to make myself a set of coasters Wink The test tube windchime is a great idea, too!

Again, my favorite swap so far!

PS And, the clock gave me fits, I tell ya'! But, I have a bunch of keyboards that you can rip apart if you want one of your very own...

PPS Are those chromsomes peeking out of that right-most teaser pic chilledsoup? Wink

And an afterthought (since PPPS just seemed waaaay too junior high Wink ): The Fibonacci pillowcase is leading to a combined Math/Science/Art assignment with some of my students!
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« Reply #143 on: May 12, 2008 07:33:34 PM »

oh my god! i love ALL of it! the coasters rock!
« Reply #144 on: May 12, 2008 07:51:25 PM »

Thank you all for the compliments! I'm so glad Cheebs liked everything!

And here's how I got spoiled!

First, a shot of everything...well, almost everything, my cat Morganti is sleeping on some of it! She approved a great deal, I had to keep pushing her out of my pictures.

The needle roll, the outside. (You can see the inside in the first picture. Morganti really likes it. I do too!)

Three pendants, which I adore: Mitochondrial DNA, human DNA, and the universe -- all in  microscope slides!

a pencil case (flip side has a rocket ship):

And a cool little blank journal decorated with cut-outs from her science textbooks:

I love it all! Thank you so much!
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« Reply #145 on: May 12, 2008 07:53:16 PM »

Microscope slide pendants- what a great idea! And I love the rocket embroidery and the notebook, too. I love seeing how people worked out the various themes!

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« Reply #146 on: May 12, 2008 11:45:20 PM »

all the stuff has been so great! i cant wait for you to get mine Antarcticraft! woohoo!
(love that bio scarf! it reminds me of zombies!)

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« Reply #147 on: May 13, 2008 08:36:04 AM »

I added the jetpack girl pencil case to my wist the second I saw it. Man, I wish I had a giant button I could push to add the entire gallery at once!

The creativity has been mind boggling.

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« Reply #148 on: May 13, 2008 02:45:27 PM »

Sending out today raindancing!!

All my projects ended up as larges in terms of time, so I didn't have any time to make little things sadly.
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« Reply #149 on: May 13, 2008 04:22:10 PM »

In a PM from justusetape early in the crafting period for this swap, she wrote that she was probably going to make pajamas for me.  So imagine my surprise when I went to the post office to pick up her package and was handed a large (originally containing stereo components) and fairly heavy box!

Then imagine my consternation thinking about the items I sent her which, though each had taken a number of hours to create, were small and lightweight; I couldnt help worrying that she might end up feeling shed gotten the back end of this bargain (and Id been so pleased with what Id made, too...).

On the other hand, I kept telling myself, just because its big and heavy doesnt mean whats inside is going to beumwellhappiness-inducing (Ive been a back end recipient myself in the past) -- this, of course, an effort to stave off my growing sense of potentially inadequate swappage.

When I opened the box, the first thing I saw under the top layer of newspaper padding was fabric in a very fun, kid-type, stars-and-planets design (astronomy and aeronautics were among the interests noted on my questionnaire).  Heres a picture; however, the colors are off - mostly the background is more a wonderful deep teal/turquoise - but at least you can see the pattern:

However, this turned out not to be pajamas, but rather a piece of fabric wrapped around an intriguingly framed stitchery artifact - an embroidered rendering, on what looks to be hand-antiqued cloth, of the fossil of an extinct shrimp (oceanography being another of my science-y interests), which is layered between two pieces of glass and held in a beautiful frame in a most ingenious manner, so that there is exposed glass rather than a mat surrounding the cloth (in the picture below its lying inside the shipping box, so where it looks like theres cardboard backing to the frame youre actually seeing through the clear glass):

The frame is straight on all sides, not curved, and the color of the wood just a little lighter.  Heres a close-up of the lovely embroidery:

Clearing away more newspaper, I discovered what was providing the majority of the weight to the package: a coffee table type book whose cover justusetape had completely repainted:

The thick paint she used imparts a wonderful textural quality, and even a feeling of topography to the beautifully rendered globe:

The book is, indeed, entitled Above the World and this almost 300 page volume is filled with gorgeous imagery of the Earth taken from the myriad satellites encircling our planet.

Removing the last of the newspaper revealed the final gasp-inducing item - a more-than-just-hand-painted wooden tray:

I dont know if its done by wood-burning or carving, but all of the black lines (as well as the star dots in the constellation charts) are etched into the wood; hard to see in a photograph, but heres a close-up of one panel that might give you an idea:

Here's a link to the picture of the tray on Photobucket, if you'd like to see it in a size where you can see the details a bit better and also read the text:


Jennifer justusetape, I am honored to be the recipient these glorious items, and by the time, care, thought, and effort you obviously put into creating them.  And on top of all that, they are so perfectly right for me its hard to believe weve never even met!

And now Ill be keeping my fingers firmly crossed that youre be even a portion as pleased with what you receive from me (and dont forget, theres one more item still to come your way).

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