NEW: Craft box Swap #2

debbya_gw(z4IL)March 17, 2007

I would love to host a craft box swap again.

The last one I hosted went very well.

Please sign up on this thread directly, plus send me your GW name/real name, address. Also, I need a brief description of your craft items. I'll do my best to pair you up with someone that doesn't make the exact same crafts.

Please be generous, include several of your items. The general rule is- prepare a box that you would love to receive.

Homemade items are the best! Soaps, candles, jewelry, handmade teddybears, etc. Any craft item is fine to include in this swap!

Also, please post when your box goes out and arrives. We would love to hear about all the neat things you received!

I'll take signups for the next week *March 24th*

Mail all boxes out the second week of April-- 16th deadline.

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jenntongrows

I am in on this!! I already know what I am going to send

Jenn

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 6:46PM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

I'd like to play, too! Should I email you directly with what I'll be making, or post it here?

Laurel

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 8:14PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Laurel,
Either is fine, post what crafts your making here, or email me the information with your address.

This is going to be a really FUN swap!

Deb

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 9:19PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Giving this a little bump!

Deb

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 7:12PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Giving this one more bump! It was on the second page already!

Deb

    Bookmark   March 21, 2007 at 8:59PM
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lhmkc(z3NY)

this sounds neat count me us in for one box
crafts done here
Bill - woodworking mostly furniture and such
Heather(me) - crochet, candle making, soap making, cross stitch, ceramics, jewelry making, living wreaths, kitchen towels
Kelsie and Cheryl - drawing, pottery, bath stuff
I already have a great idea for this box and cant wait to mail it out

    Bookmark   March 22, 2007 at 7:38AM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

Hi Deb,

I'm also going to try my hand at some decorative painting on a picture frame and a wooden trinket box, besides the teddy bears and the ornaments. We'll see how much painting I get done in the next couple weeks (the 2 teddy bears are already finished). Now that the weather has turned toward spring, I can spend more time outside. Hooray!

Heather, your family sounds wonderfully talented. I would love to take pottery classes someday. My great grandparents were underglaze slip artists for the Weller, Roseville, Cambridge, and Owens potteries in Ohio, around the turn of the 19th century, so I have an interest in learning to decorate pottery myself. I'm just curious: what kind/style of pottery does your family like to create?

Laurel

    Bookmark   March 22, 2007 at 4:26PM
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lhmkc(z3NY)

Laurel dont get too excited lol the girls are only 10 and 11 no they do a nice job. they mostly make bonsai seed starters, doll house pieces excuse me Bratz house, beads to paint, figures/statues depending on which one you ask Thay have both won some art awards at school though. With winters as lond as they are here we try to keep busy. I had the box in my thoughts today as I was working on the master bedroom walls and came up with a project for the girls to make to add to the box so everyone here is excited about the box

    Bookmark   March 22, 2007 at 8:22PM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

Hey, everyone starts somewhere! LOL, your girls must have fun with the pottery. My daughter (5) loves art and crafts. She's participating in a kids garden gift exchange via GW soon, and she's very excited. I remember making beads from a kit when I was a kid, trying to create "pottery" from clay near our house, and I LOVED doing ceramics in art class. Some things never change - dirt is still one of my favorite things to play with.

Laurel

    Bookmark   March 22, 2007 at 8:44PM
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lhmkc(z3NY)

lol i agree i signed my girls up for the kids swap too. I am glad they are having fun with garden webour first year on garden web Kelsie used garden web for a science project and she created her own 50 state garden. She foun one trade from every state and then mounted the envys in a journal with a list of the seeds recd and traded she started the seeds then memorial day weekend she started planting one plant from every state in the order of the states on the map we took pictures all through the process for her journal and the next fall she entered the journal into the science fair

    Bookmark   March 23, 2007 at 7:44AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

One last bump~ Today's the last day to join in on the Craft box swap! There has to be a few more crafters out there that are interested in swapping craft items!

Netta? Where are you! ;)

Deb

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 1:51PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

The swaps much smaller than I expected. Everyone must be busy catching up on yard/garden work. Still, this can be fun...just a little more cozy!

Laurelin sends to Debbya
Debbya sends to Jenntongrows
Jenntongrows sends to Ihmkc
Ihmkc sends to Laurelin

Deb

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 3:25PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

I forgot to add--
I don't have info for Jenn or Ihmkc, please send in your addresses right away so I can forward them to your swap Pal.

Thanks!

Deb

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 3:30PM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

Thanks for hostessing this, Deb! I'll be putting my box for you in the mail right around the first of April. So, I guess I'd better get painting (among other things!).

Laurel

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 4:31PM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

bump

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 8:06AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Jenn & Ihmkc,
Please send in your info for the swap. As soon as you do, I'll forward it on to your swap pal.

Thanks,
Deb

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 1:30PM
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jenntongrows

Sending you an email

Jenn

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 6:42AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Hi Jenn,
Your email didn't make it through. If you sent it through GW that explains it. I hardly ever receive GW messages. Send it directly to my email. DA1763@aol.com

Ihmkc,
I sent you an email with your Pal's info. Please post here and let me know if you received it.

I've been busy pouring Lemon Verbena/Lemon Grass soaps all day! What has everyone been working on? I want to hear details! LOL!

Deb

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 12:58PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Ihmkc,
I received your info, thanks!

Jenn,
Please send in your info one more time, I'll post when it makes it through.

Deb

    Bookmark   April 4, 2007 at 11:07PM
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lhmkc(z3NY)

Deb -
I have the info I need
I have a hard maple cutting board finished, some jewlery, a plant hanger and .... well there has to be some surprises
your soap sounds great
Heather

    Bookmark   April 5, 2007 at 12:35PM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

Hi Deb!

I finally got your package out in the mail. The DC# is: 0304 3490 0003 1077 6988. I changed the contents slightly at the last minute, but I think you'll like the change - one thing didn't make it in, and an extra of something else did.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Laurel

    Bookmark   April 5, 2007 at 3:00PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Laurel,
Your box arrived on Saturday. I absolutely adore the teddies! I'll post on this thread what was in the box tomorrow. It's been a long day!

I hope Everyone had a wonderful Easter!

Deb

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 11:50PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

I have more time to post.. and let everyone know what a wonderful craft package I received from Laurel!

Laurel sent~ 3 handmade teddy bears, all in different fabric motifs! The first- a deep Burgandy Sunflower/cream paws. Second- an Antique Cream with Burgandy Poinsettias/cream paws, lace collar with pearls and silk flowers accented around the neck! And the last bear is Hunter green with miscellaneous colored flowers (pink/mauve/tan) with the beautiful lace collar accented with a silk flower and a burgandy ribbon/cream paws! All bears have beaded eyes and adorable button noses! They are so adorable!!
Laurel also sent a recipe for Biscotti! It sounds so delicious and easy! I'm trying it over the weekend when I have a little extra time! Also in the box was a cute (handpainted) apple *wood* box with three handpainted ornaments tucked inside! The ornaments are- a beautiful Cross, Christmas tree w/ snowman, Christmas tree w/Angel.
And if all that wasn't enough, Laurel sent some seeds! Hollyhock, Orange Thyme, Amaranth "Marvel Bronze", Snapdragon "Black Prince", Basil "Genovese", Tole beans "Trionfo Violetto".

Laurel,
Thanks so much for such a nice box! I really enjoyed the swap!

ALL BOXES-
MUST be mailed out the second week of April-- 16th deadline.

I still need Jenn's info! Jenn, Please send it in ASAP! I have your box almost ready to go!

Deb

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 2:15PM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

You're welcome, Deb! I'm glad you enjoyed everything so much. Happy Easter!

Laurel

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 2:45PM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

Heather,

Your box arrived today! Thank you for the great items you and your family made. The cutting board is beautiful as well as useful - please thank your husband for me, I really appreciate his contribution to the box. I'll be using it a lot, since I love to cook. The macrame plant hanger is PERFECT, and I'll find a place for it right away. The large crocheted doily is pretty, and I really like the blue/cream color. It reminds me of the lovely crocheted items my great grandmother used to make. The scrapbook frame is perfect for my daughter's bedroom, too.

My little girl was delighted with her special bracelet (especially the kitty cat bead on it), and I gave her the blue/purple crocheted amulet bag to keep it in. She's carrying them around right now - thank you for making her day. And, last but not at all least, I just love the lapis lazuli bead bracelet. It fits perfectly! What a lovely surprise.

Thank you VERY much, Heather!

Laurel

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 4:48PM
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lhmkc(z3NY)

Glad you liked it. The lapis is my fav I call my bracelet my little piece of the earth because the beads remind me of pics of the earth from space.
Heather

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 1:34AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Heather,
You did such a nice job on your craft box! Good variety of items!

Jenn,
Please contact me ASAP. I need your email address (to forward Heather's info to you), plus your personal info so I can mail your package out.

I worked on the cutest wooden birdhouse today! I whitewashed the house yesterday and embellished it with greenery/vines today. I'll finish it tonight (after going to Michael's craft store and picking up a few birds to add). It's turning out so cute, I'll have to make one for myself! I'll see if I can post a picture tonight! Plus, I want to post a picture of Laurel's bears!

Deb

This is so much fun!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 1:04PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Giving this a bump..

LOOKING FOR JENNTONGROWS, I need your info/address. I also need your email address so I can send you YOUR Pal's info for the swap.

Deb

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 4:38PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Jenntongrows,
Your swap box needs to be mailed out by 4/16 (Tomorrow). I'm still waiting to hear from you. I'll give you a few more days. If I still don't hear from you, I'll mail your package out to Heather and unfortunately, drop you from the swap. I hate dropping anyone from a swap!

Deb

    Bookmark   April 15, 2007 at 2:10PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Heather,
I wanted to give Jenn a little more time.

Your box is going out tomorrow. I'll post the DC# after I return home from the post office. I hope you like the items I chose/made!

Deb

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 12:47AM
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lhmkc(z3NY)

I understand Deb. I started a flower garden afghan just in case you do a craft box #3 swap so I have enough time to finish it before it has to be mailed lol. also I saw in the houseplant swap you are looking for monstera cuttings I have a large one year old that I could take some cuttings off of if you dont find a trade soon I love philos this year I have added split leaf, pink lady, micans to my collection so far I would like to find black totem, lemon, prince of orange,and autumn this year
Heather

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 7:56AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Heather's Craft box swap package was mailed out today! It should arrive hopefully by Monday. I was still trying to give Jenn a little more time to post. Anyway, it's too late now. The swap is closed once Heather receives her package.

USPS #0307 0020 0003 7581 8785.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 6:28PM
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lhmkc(z3NY)

debbya will let you know when it gets here I will wait to leave gw til then
heather

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 7:23AM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Heather,
I'm so sorry to hear that your leaving the GW. Hopefully, you'll reconsider. Or just sign up with the RR's where you know the members. I was really looking forward to getting to know you! And hear more about your quilt! ;)

Deb

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 4:12PM
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lhmkc(z3NY)

Deb -
I got your box this am and oh how wonderful it smelled the potpourri and the soaps wow how wonderful and the seeds were a nice add in. the bird house is so pretty and the teddy bear was claimed as soon as the girls walked in

    Bookmark   April 30, 2007 at 5:03PM
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debbya_gw(z4IL)

Heather,
I'm glad the box arrived on time. With priority you really never know. ;) Did the wooden bunny survive the trip? Just checking. I had my fingers crossed that he wouldn't break. Let me know.. Plus, I used a little extra hot glue around his steel hanger/arms.

Deb

    Bookmark   April 30, 2007 at 11:08PM
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lhmkc(z3NY)

yes the wooden bunny made the trip I knew I was forgetting something thank you

    Bookmark   May 1, 2007 at 7:31AM
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