Stash and Craft swap - round 2! ^_____^
I forgot... I have a teaser too! This is for you, Debs:
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Yours is in the mail this morning.Ittwas fun but my fingers gave out so you have a how to included !
pam .... did you get your hair done ? it looks lovelllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy hun
Oh yeah Thanks Lexi! I did I chopped it all off actually! About 9 inches of hair, gone. It was getting way to humid/hot out here for it. So I just went in and had it all cut off. I like it so far its off my neck and its so much faster to blow dry and style!
Also as a Swap Update- I'm still waiting for Lydia to mail out to me. She has been having lots of stuff come up, and hasnt been able to get crafting yet. But hopefully she will soon :S
Oh, you must have misundrstood me Pam! I'm almost done, just putting the finishing touches on now. I'm sending out tommorow, for sure! by the way, I like your new hair!
Yey Well I'm glad your finishing up, and that you weren't too busy with everything you had going on. I'm glad everyone seems to like my new hair, its been a long time since I had it this short so I wasn't 100% positive it would look ok, lol!
I got lydia's package today! and it had lots of cute hair clips and a small felt booklet that has places for rings, bracelets, clips and earrings. I also got a bunch of jewelry destash bits That I already took apart and started playing with. Thanks a bunch Lydia, let me know how you like yours
So the teaser was the front page !
Mary's package arrive in a hail storm yesterday ( no light for photos)It is full of amazing work and creativity.
She took the rather complex book form.Made a prototype and designed this fantastic muse book for me.Will make my class smile as we are encouraged to make material studies and that exactly what you did !
Complex page lay out !
The full book can be navigated on my photobucket page.
I'm really impressed by Mary's printing (neat handwriting!) and the accuracy that this took.I'm rebinding my journal for class so will add a secret slot so it can accompany me on my travels.
Thanks for taking time to explore and I'm glad you found it enjoyable.Complex can be fun ;0)
I do hope you package makes it .....
Awww Debs, you're awesome. I was afraid I was sending too little back to you but you always know how to make someone's efforts feel appreciated. The "printing" is actually my own handwriting, I tried printing and stamps too on the prototype but the rather rough texture of the book form made printing difficult and my stamps were prone to smear, so I settled on writing it by hand. Looking back at it, I probably could have done a better work on the "men should never forget" page, the writing looks more uneven and messy than I thought. I could probably have studied a better layout, but, well! it's done now. I'm really glad you liked it, it is by far the most complicated thing I have ever tried. I'm sure your package is going to be with me soon - I'll let you know as soon as I get it! Sending a big hug your way ^____^
DEBS DEBS DEBS IT'S HERE!
As usual I'm lost for words. You sent WAY too much back!
Here's a pic:
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You'll have to explain what the green thing is though, because I didn't get it. Sorry! I figure out is some kind of jewellery holder? But how does it work?
The other item is an APRON! Which I love! Here's me modelling it:
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It's amazing Debs, thank you so much! I also got an how-to on how to make braids - I'm going to try that as soon as I manage.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything, you always spoil me! I'll be wearing your apron tomorrow for my weekly cleaning, it's exactly what I needed - a good, strong apron with loads of pockets!
Can't wait to swap with you again ;)
Glad it all arrived safely.I love making those aprons they're such fun.
Now yes it is a jewelry quilt .Basically you can hook necklaces and bracelets over the buttons which in you case are under the felties.Then you can pin earrings down the sides.
This is my one -top detail
Really lucky to be able to hang this next to my sink in my dressing area.Doesn't normally live on a red background but I like it ;)
You are very welcome - I'm glad to brighten anyone's cleaning experience as it's my least favorite chore.
Ooooooh I see! That's exactly something I needed! Thank you so much again ^_____^
As far as the cleaning is concerned, you should try and read "Speed cleaning" by Jeff Campbell of the Clean Team. I found it by chance and really changed my life - or at least, my attitude towards cleaning in general. You can find almost all of Jeff Campbell's books on Amazon at this link: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_tc_2_0?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3AJeff+Campbell&keywords=Jeff+Campbell&ie=UTF8&qid=1332320601&sr=1-2-ent&field-contributor_id=B000APMYCW. They're awesome, especially Speed Cleaning and Clutter Control, which I've been reading multiple times.
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