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Topic: Old Fashioned Book Lover's Swap GALLERY, send by Feb 26 2013  (Read 40539 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013 01:44:39 PM »

The purple batik on the bag looks like it says "Wow"

Great items!
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013 08:57:21 PM »

The purple batik on the bag looks like it says "Wow"

Great items!

Haha I didnt notice that! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013 06:48:49 AM »

i LOVE that bag! beautifully designed and done, StickerChic87! same on the journal cover--that's just wonderful--and the bookmark. great package to kick off the gallery!
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013 09:08:39 AM »

I finally received by package from England!  Noodle-bug sent me some AMAZING goodies and she spoiled my like crazy!  Here's the whole package:



Not one, but TWO books that I can't wait to start reading:  My Sister's Keeper, and Buried in Books A Reader's Anthology. I don't know which one to start first!  And there is a package of gummy candy (my favorite) in the shape of pig faces!  Too cute! I love to snack while I read, so I'm all set!

Below is a close up of the book marks--yes, plural, noodle-bug sent me a total of SIX book marks!  (No more crumpled dollar bills holding my place!)  Two of them are from a bookstore (presumably where the books were purchased) and the other four are hand-made: 
--a beautiful origami triangle that goes over the corner of the page
--an incredible origami crane folded from the end of the bookmark--WOW, I've never seen anything like this, it's so cool!
--a pretty button on the end of a big paper clip
--a truly wonderful piece of embroidery in shades of blue and purple, which I LOVE; the design is quite involved and must have taken some time, it's just marvelous! 

Vikki, you are an amazing bookmark-maker!



She also made me some marvelous wall art that I can't wait to hang up!  These are small canvases that she has collaged with book pages; they feature my favorite theme of hearts, and they have all my favorite colors in them.  Aren't they beautiful?  I'm just astounded by them!  It's almost too much! Thank you so very much, Vikki; I love every single thing you sent, and I appreciate all the time and care you put in to making this package for me.

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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013 09:15:55 AM »

Great package! I especially like the wall art! Great job!
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2013 11:56:26 AM »

I LOVE the embroidered bookmark and the wall art!  Both have been pinned!!  I also need to check out that book Buried in Books..
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2013 01:23:04 PM »

6 bookmarks--that is absolutely wild--the embroidered one is a STAR really. i just plain love everything about it. awesome crafting, noodle-bug!
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2013 03:18:51 PM »

fantastic book marks!  what diversity!!;)
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013 04:35:46 PM »

I'm afraid the books themselves came from a bargain warehouse shop, but foyles is my favourite place to wander and dream and get ideas for what I want to read - I hardly ever buy new books but I always grab a stash of their bookmarks as I love the pictures. And the origami bookmarks are both deigns i stole form a friend of mine - she does phenomenal origami and taught me a couple of simple pieces like this. The embroiderer one was just an excuse to try out some variegated thread - it went a bit wrong at the bottom, the colour doesn't flow along the line  Sad but once i saw the colours I knew I had to do something zentangle-eque Smiley
and percy pigs are everyone's favourite here - they have become really popular the last couple of years, I love them so much I can eat a whole bag in one sitting- so i know I had to get you some when i saw you like gummies too  Grin
i am just so relieved you like everything!

Oh, 'Buried in books' is a collection of quotes about books and readers - not really something to read in one sitting - I have a similar collection next to my kettle, it's nice to flick through while i wait to make tea. I hope you enjoy both the books, I had so much fun putting your parcel together - Thankyou for being such a cool partner and awesome host
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2013 05:56:15 PM »

I love the embroidered book mark but the origami bird is my favorite, I think.  And I'm intrigued about the book, Buried in Books.  I may have to find a copy myself.
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