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1  Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CrochetAdikt on: April 13, 2008 10:39:27 PM
so this is totally ass backwards but i'm posting my second package first! lol i keep forgetting to take pics of my first and right now everything is scattered in diff places. for my second package, i received a tatting kit, a punch needle embroidery kit, and a tunisian stitch book to go along w/ the tunisan hook i received in the first package, a coloring book for my daughter and a tin with a candle inside (both of the last two items aren't pictured) thanks coryjo!

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2  Re: Dead Like Me Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CrochetAdikt on: April 13, 2008 10:19:31 PM
ok here they are, again, i'm really sorry!
a god save the queen choker


AND me in a dorky posed shot Smiley
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3  Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CrochetAdikt on: March 11, 2008 12:03:07 AM

Here is everything from CrochetAdikt:

We decided to do magic yarn balls so not all of my stuff has been exposed so far.  What I did get though is:  cool stationary, some of it is from her home town!, postcards from Michigan and from the Gerald Ford museum, sudoku, earrings, magnets, a cool eraser puzzle, a lovely box, coffee, hazelnut drink mix (in the nestlee container), a cd of pics, what i think are craisens, her favorite coffee mug w/the favorite tea, her favorite book, and a candle of both of our favorite sent lilac.  I feel so spoiled and i REALLY hope she likes her stuff as she unwinds her yarn ball.  I've already started unwinding mine Grin  And some closeups:

Beautiful local stationary.

Earrings.  Rachael said they remind her of perfume bottles, and she's right. I love them.  Sorry for the blur

The awesome coffee cup:


And missing from the big picture is her favorite coffee mate.  Raspberry chocolate.  I had it this am and it's sooo good!

ok just to clarify a little bit...b/c i'm bad and didn't write a letter explaining what everything was  Undecided so the stationery that coryjo said was from my hometown is actually from a place called beulah, michigan. its where my b/f's parents live and its stationery thats made from an old school printing press by gwen frostic. (she's dead now, but someone else took over the company) you might have heard of her, her stationery is renowned all over the world and it was also featured in the martha stewart magazine and the only store is the little tiny one in beulah.
the craisins are actually dried cherries straight from traverse city mich. the cherry capital. delish!
and lets see if i can find a better pic of the earrings...i know i got one around here somewhere...


there we go. hopefully soon i can unwrap my yarn ball. i'm trying to finish some other crochet first and then thats my next project. Smiley
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4  lotsa thread crochet (pic heavy) in Crochet: Completed Projects by CrochetAdikt on: March 10, 2008 01:37:55 PM
so i bought a ball of thread for the bargain swap i was in, to make a headband my partner had wisted and needless to say i had no idea how much i could make w/ the thread. i just kept going and going and still had a few small balls left over. unfortunately i don't have a pic of the headband but i do have one of everything else. also sorry about the distorted pics, i don't know whats goin on w/ that.













ok here's an action shot of the headband.

the pattern came from yelley's blog Smiley thanx yelley!
thanks for looking!


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5  Re: I <3 Tea/Coffee/Cocoa Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CrochetAdikt on: March 01, 2008 01:45:30 AM
ok, so i'm finally posting photos of all my loot from yellowblanket. sorry about it taking so long  Undecided

a knit hat, coffee dyed yarn!, and a hot pad Smiley


two coffee mug cozies, one being modeled by a mug i already had. a travel mug and a really kewl mug with a
ceramic insert for brewing loose leaf tea


and a bunch of hot chocolates and coffees Smiley


thank you so much again for such a great swap!



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6  Re: Bargain Hunter Swap Round 4 in The Swap Gallery by CrochetAdikt on: March 01, 2008 01:38:29 AM
ok, sorry it took me so long to post pics! my friend flew into town today and i've been trying to clean up my craft crap from the past couple weeks so she'd have a place to sleep. lol anyways here goes...

a picture of tulips which is great b/c it reminds me of home Smiley


some felt, embroidery floss, earring backs and socks


a button bracelet from my wists and a cool decorative box


action shot!


also a bunch of fabric!


i also got 3 mugs, one thats brown and white with leaves and flowers on it that was handpainted by someone and also a brown mug and a white mug. but i don't have pics cuz they're in the dishwasher right now.

thank you so much straw_holder! btw, i can't post prices right now b/c my friend is out in the living room sleeping, but i will get them on tomorrow. Smiley

buttons: 3.50 at joanns w/ coupon
bracelet hardware: .99 at joanns on sale
felt: .50 on sale at joanns
box: 1.50 at Savers
frame: .50
fabric: 1.25
mugs: .50
socks: 1.50

paint from stash, earrings backs were free

total: 10.24


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7  shrinky dink and tea cups in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by CrochetAdikt on: February 26, 2008 09:09:47 PM
here's some earrings i recently made for a couple swaps.

i was inspired by all the shrinky's being posted lately and i hadn't done it in years so i thought i'd give it a shot



and these i made for the i love coffee/tea/cocoa swap, she LOVED em! and so do i!



sorry the pics aren't the best. i have a lot of trouble photographing small things  Undecided

ok here's a better pic-action shot!


thanks for taking a leak! er, i mean peek! hehe
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8  my first stencilled project woohoo! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by CrochetAdikt on: February 26, 2008 08:56:34 PM
i stencilled this for the magic yarn ball swap. she said she liked guitars so i found this on stencilery.com although, i think i found out later, this is related to flight of the conchords? i think i saw it on a shirt w/ the title underneath...anyway s i still think its cool. oh and canvas is hard to stencil on! w/ the texture of it the paint tends to like to bleed. so there's little bits here and there but i think for the first time i did ok and she liked it and thats what matters!



thanx for takin a peek! Smiley

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9  Re: tampon holder with tutorial! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by CrochetAdikt on: February 26, 2008 08:50:02 PM
i just made one of these for a swap. the last tampon holder didn't work out to be big enough, so what does every girl need even more than tampons? chapstick! hehe




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10  Re: Fancy a cuppa? i've got one in my wallet! pics added to explanation! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by CrochetAdikt on: February 26, 2008 08:44:45 PM
i just recently made a couple for swaps and everyone has received theirs so now i can post pics! Smiley these are a great idea and so quick to make! cept everytime i mess up the closure Sad i sew it so that its short on the inside and long on the outside and always have to rip it out and redo it. grrrr anyways, here ya go.





this ones closure is messed up but i left it b/c i thought it was kinda cute how it looked like a handle to a mug. Smiley


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