Dec0706

December 9, 2006 at 9:29 pm (Uncategorized)



Dec0706

Originally uploaded by indigogo.

Inspired by Treats and Treasures Blog (ok a complete rip off of her style)… but fun to do!

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Sweet

November 23, 2006 at 11:05 pm (Uncategorized)



Sweet

Originally uploaded by indigogo.

Here’s a small sample of some of the things I’ve collected/made for the pack-it-up-small Sweet Swap. Sorry It’s a scan (the craptastic cameraphone is not working)!
Also in package:
*mini sugar dish
*mini tape
*candy
*a pin
*a postcard
*chocolate
*chocolate flavored lipgloss in the shape of candy

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Gimme Your Stuff

July 23, 2006 at 4:30 pm (Uncategorized)

There’s a site called Gimme Your Stuff (dedicated to cross-cultural swaps) and of course I couldn’t resist. So, I’m willing to swap Canadian stuff (what is Canadian stuff?! Beer?) for things like:

*craft/knitting books, magazines and patterns from other countries, particularly Japan

*hard to find yarn for knitting

*interesting stationary

*mix cds

    I can offer:

    *Things flavored with maple syrup

    *mix cds

    *magazines

    *fabric

    *yarn

    *MacKintosh Toffee/Coffee Crisp/Cadbury chocolate

    *or try suggesting something you’d like….

      For now I’ll have to restrict myself to one or two trades at a time- leave a comment to get in touch!

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      Music Swap Received

      May 1, 2006 at 7:57 pm (Swap-Related Activities)

      I got the Mix CD from my swap partner today, and it's really, really good. I don't think it includes anything that I would normally have picked out for myself, and I love that. If I had to describe the entire CD, I'd say that it sounds like the soundtrack to a Wes Anderson movie- quirky and intelligent. Plus the packaging was great. Way to go Hayley Alaska! Visit Hayley Alaska @typepad.com

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      Note to Swap partners and other interested parties: Profile now updated

      April 25, 2006 at 9:29 pm (Swap-Related Activities)

      Wondering what I might be interested in swapping? Check out the profile link on the right hand side. Everything you never wanted to know is all right there.

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      May Swap

      April 23, 2006 at 11:56 am (Swap-Related Activities)

      May Swap

      Originally uploaded by indigogo.

      This is the stuff that I've collected for my partner in Portugal. I hope she likes it! I didn't have much to go on in her profile, but noticed that she seemed to like fabrics in her pictures.

      Note to any and all swap partners- if not satisfied with the swap you have received, I appreciate a direct and *personal* email about the situation (as opposed to, say, a public message on flickr.) It hasn't happened yet (to me), but I'm just sayin'….

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      First ever crochet object- drawstring bag

      April 15, 2006 at 5:58 pm (Crochet-Related Stuff, Swap-Related Activities)

      Originally uploaded by indigogo.

      I had fun making this drawstring bag in crochet for my May Swap partner- who is again in Portugal… I used a great yarn called "Portofino Paper" in Mandarine. Click the following link for a better picture of this type of yarn. It's a sort of cotton boucle with multicoloured paper twisted around it- it feels like paper too, when you've got your hook in it, but it's kind of pleasant to work with. I wonder how long it will take before I'm WIPping out clothes from the "Happy Hooker" book?

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      April Swap Received from La Estrella

      April 15, 2006 at 5:52 pm (Swap-Related Activities)

      April Swap Received from La Estrella

      Originally uploaded by indigogo.

      Inma sent this wonderful box of stuff for the April swap! I feel lucky- everything is amazing. The purple and green notebook that you see in the middle is something that you have to see in person to believe: beautiful sparkles on a thick purple paper cover. Plus she used her talents to produce a purple and green multi-beaded charm which you can't see in this pic, since it's in the purple striped box. I will have to send her a note to thank her.

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      Dare to Wear Crochet

      March 18, 2006 at 1:04 am (Crochet-Related Stuff)

      Once I actually dare to crochet, I hope to make something wearable like these tops that were featured at Catwalk Queen.

      Crochet Trends

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      April swap

      March 16, 2006 at 11:50 pm (Swap-Related Activities)

      Apil swap

      Originally uploaded by indigogo.

      I’ve finished shopping for this April Swaporama, and it was fun to let loose in the dollar store. Good thing there’s a colour restriction, or I would have bought everything. I also included recipes for lime and lavender cookies and made a lime and lavender mix CD (on the right). Check out the rest of this Flickr photo set to see notes on what’s in the box!

      [Update] Apparently shipping the box air mail would have cost $25 (twice the cost of the contents) so I went with surface mail. It won’t get to Portugal for about…6 to 8 weeks. My swap partner better be a patient soul….

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