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swap goodies

  • Posted on June 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

crystal’s swap parcel arrived and she was so excited she tore open the parcel and dove in head first while i was setting up the camera! (this is her first swap after all)
diving in

she was wide eyed at all the goodies
this is all for me?

a pretty felt jumper for those cooler summer evenings, we get a lot of those up here.

a cute capri jupsuit in her favorite color

and a shorty set she couldn’t decide if she was supposed to wear to the beach or to bed , so decided she was just wear it for both! 😆 she also got the stuffie, pillow and cute wig in her favorite of course!

doll a day 10 mail

  • Posted on May 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

well i am averaging about 1 pic every three days , sort of 😆

amber and crystal helped me mail the swap parcels and these are the pictures we took at the post office to prove they were mailed. the girls sat on the mailing labels to protect the identity of their partners

doll a day mail
as you can see by her hair, crystal was so excited she was bouncing up and down! she can hardly wait for the parcel to get to her new bff.


doll-a-day 9- presents

  • Posted on May 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

so once we got home from the hospital it got really tough to set up pictures and i kind of flaked on the challenge. but we took some today when crystal and amber tried to help me wrap presents for a swap. lets just say they had a little trouble….
wrapping presents

wrapping presents

braving the cellar

  • Posted on April 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm

crystalorn and amberglas are taking part in a swap on doa, with a couple of other tinies. crystal has already made a new bff, since her partner loves pink, flowers and lace as much as crystal! she is taking amber in hand since amber’s partner is also rather girly and she says amber is a great sister, but she just doesn’t understand pink! 😆

here the two of them are ready to go down into the basement to look for swap fabric. they put on their hiking boots, and crystal insisted on taking her flashlight, even though we have lots of light in the basement. they are ready for serious work!

braving the cellar

alice in wonderland swap

  • Posted on January 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

i took pictures of the swap goodies i sent out for this swap and then forgot completely to upload them once my partner got her stuff.. so here are a couple of what i think are the highlights of the swap

here’s amberglas modelling the mad hatter hat and key necklace.
mad hatter
she thought it was a leprechaun hat and started step dancing.
mad hatter
noni had to checkout the quilt.
trying out the quilt
she didn’t want to let it go till i promised to make her a pink one, “which you still haven’t done” she pipes up.

sleepy time swap

  • Posted on January 16, 2012 at 8:04 pm

after giving up on a swap that had gone missing for over a month, i remade all the goodies and sent it off just after new years. today i got news that both of them arrived…. at the same time! 😆
i was in a rush to get the first parcel off and forgot to take pictures of any of it, but i did remember the second time. the only thing i really regret not taking photos of was the dustbunny in a top hat, but what can you do? if i can just find the notebook i wrote my pattern in, i’ll have to make another one. it’s the nicest stuffy i’ve made so far (at least in my opinion :))
seepy time swap
the swap was to include a nightcap, nightgown or pj’s and a shawl or robe. smidge loved modeling it and i hope revolutionary cakes girl likes it as well. she likes blue and vintagey stuff. the dress is fine silk yarn, the hat mohair and silk, the shawl and shoes of cotton sewing thread.

these shoes are made for dancing
smidge seems to have mistaken this for a dancing dress. maybe ’cause she does a lot more dancing than sleeping?

cuddle time
she likes snuggling with the snail, who knew a snail could be so cuddly?

and a closeup of the snail
tiny snail
(for reference remember that smidge is only 4″/9cm tall) i crocheted him out of sewing thread with a 1mm hook. i need to work on my closeups with a macro lens. this picture came out really grainy when i zoomed in. i didn’t find out till later that my iso was on auto and got taken at 1600!

seepy time swap and finally a shot of all the goodies, including some story books and a concentration game for her little ones to play.

i’m making more of the hats/shawls and dresses in different colors to put up on the etsy shop i have yet to open 🙂

sleepytime swap

  • Posted on January 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

smidge and beezie were in a lovely pj swap with revolutionary cake. unfortunately the post office lost our first package to her, and we are still waiting to see if the makeup one arrives. having sent it off at least the girls got to see what they received. (they waited till they had posted off their second attempt before open their own gifts. admirable self restraint i thought!)
sleepy swap 1
but here they are gloating over the huge pile of packages.

sleepy swap 3
beezie was ready to dive right in, but smidge insisted on sorting first.

sleepy swap 4
“look at all the stuff we got!” beezie cooed, we need to try on the jammies right away!

sleepy swap 5
don’t they look sweet! and they can’t stop cuddling their new friends! beezie is blowing kisses to aunty jo!

sleepy swap 6
smidge said i have to show off the cute bum flap! (beezie found that hysterical) then both of them curled up under their blankies and went to sleep.

winter swap sneak peek

  • Posted on December 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

a warm blanket, cookies and hot cocoa. outside snow is falling softly or the wind is howling, but inside it is snug and warm. to me that is the joy of winter.

i just sent off my swap for a winter theme and i tried to capture those feelings. i can’t post everything lest my partner guess who he/she is. but i thought i would put up a sneak peak of the “extra” things that didn’t a prescribed set of likes.

mug and cookies

first a tray of cookies to share, and a santa mug for the cocoa

mug and cookies 2

a different view of the cookies. they are home made but not edible, unless you are very young 😆

santa mug

and a closeup of the mug. it is very cute i thought and just the right size. 🙂

canada post, grrr

  • Posted on November 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

so i was in a realpuki swap, and after i got everything made and packaged, i trundled off to the post office to get the parcel weighed and measured. dutifully handing over my money for postage, i was assured the parcel should arrive in 5-7 days. imagine my surprise when a week later it showed up not at my swap partners door, but back in our mail box! it had a sticker on it saying i owed 4 cents postage. 4 cents!. there was almost $8 dollars postage on it and they quibble over 4 cents???
especially after “they” told me how much it would cost in the first place?

however nothing to do but go back to the post office, pay my 4 cents and send it off again…
which i did….
however, in spite of the label clearly stating i owed 4 cents, the lady at the post office insisted on weighing and measuring it again, and informing me i didn’t owe 4 cents……
nope, i owed 7 cents…..
only canada post 😆
here’s hoping it doesn’t come back again :sigh

pukifee swap

  • Posted on October 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm

noni is happily modeling a mix and match set of clothes i made for a swap.
smilga top skirt
the hat is a very bright pink mohair that was hard to capture on film. it matches much better in real life. the ribbon is hand dyed silk, the skirt is cotton and the t-shirt a cute cotton knit print i found.  she is also wearing the the short leggings n this photo but you can’t see them.

smilga top capris

so here they are.

smilga dress and leggings

a sundress and longer leggings, which i apparently forgot to photograph before sending them off.  the are turquoise blue with darker blue/purple dots

smilga jacket and dress

and if she is chilly, the t-shirt can be reversed to make a short jacket.