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Thursday, January 08, 2009

HUGe revealed

Elann HUGe Swap 2008

Related posts:
04Feb2009 post - 13 Photos - Elann HUGe 2008 Swap - swatch bangles - part 3
27Jan2009 post - 8 Photos - Elann HUGe 2008 Swap - swatch bangles - part 2
17Jan2009 post - 14 Photos - Elann HUGe 2008 Swap - swatch bangles - part 1

Youpi! Gloria has received her package which means we can all talk openly about our boxes. It's like Christmas all over again. :-D

Here is what's hiding underneath all that tissue paper... (please excuse all of the Legos, etc. The house is just a very large toy chest for Missy) I could smell something fragrant coming from box. Hmm... what could it be?

Let's take a close-up tour...

Yes, some things shifted in transit, there's a better pic further down.

Everything was wrapped up so nicely, I really had to work up to opening them. I eventually did, so here's an even closer look ... :-)

Tape measure from Cate.

Remember when I mentioned a scent wafting out from the box? The verdant sachet is the culprit. Mmmm, smells wonderful. It's lavender from Marta's own garden! And there's a soft wash cloth too!

This snowman is from Bets. This made me smile and laugh. I hope she shares how she made this.

This photo is from Bri.

Pins from Kelly.

These three are from Theresa. Notice what that bracelet is made of! Yes, a knitting needle! Color on the 3rd photo is way off, it is a purple color that complements the other one.

Gift tags & shea butter body cream.

Earrings and bracelet from Lisa.

Cup cozies from Gloria.

Thank you for all the wonderful gifts! I know the idea of the swap was to have a lot of little handmade things to be able to use for gifting. Well, I don't know if I can part with any of this stuff. Is it OK to keep them all for myself???

How the swap works: 10 people in a group, each making 10 items. In return, we receive 1 of each item the other people in the group made. This is why we have 10 unique items in our box. I will show you the 10 items I made for this swap next time...

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11 stitch(es):

Ariel said...

GREAT idea for a swap but I'm like you, I don't think I could part with anything either. :-)

junior_goddess said...

I'm still not sure who made things like the wash cloth, the bracelets, and the tags!

The snowman is just an old phone insulator, painted with glass paint, affixed with a sculpy nose.

Aunt Kathy said...

That is a neat idea for a swap. You go right ahead and keep your goodies... lol.

Anita O said...

What a cool swap. Those are very unique and neat items you got there. I like the knitting needle bracelet. Very creative.

Joan said...

Enjoy your goodies, Marie! ;-}

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

What a fabulous package of goodies:)Hugs Darcy

Anonymous said...

I want that snowman!!!! My husband collects insulators, and I collect snowmen. He wouldn't like the snowman, but I know exactly where I would put it!

Beate said...

what a great idea:-)

Cindy G said...

What a cute, fun collection! Love seeing all the really creative ideas.

TracyKM said...

Great idea!
Unrelated, 'thrums' are the thin pieces of fleece roving that you knit into the mittens, so the inside is all....fluffy. It creates the one stitch spots of colour on the outside, and the hilarious photo of the inside with all the different colours showing.

hakucho said... really hit the jackpot :)

happy new year :)