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21  Re: Wall Art Swap 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by murbeck on: November 02, 2010 07:24:46 AM
Hi ladies  Smiley  Whyfish received my package a few weeks ago so I am going to go ahead and post since she hasn't gotten to yet.  She had mentioned that she really likes De Stijl, which I admit I had to google, but I decided to go outside my element and work with that.  I thought this would be a really great theme to try out mosaic on since it's all geometrical, and also I was really inspired by her overall style after stalking her so I used mirrors as part of the "blocks" so she is part of the art.  I know, cheesy  Cheesy  

Anyway, here it is!  I hope ya'll approve  Wink



oh and I used black grout to make the lines more prominent, the flash kind of washed the color out making it just look dirty, lol, but I assure you it's a lot darker  Smiley

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22  Re: August 2010 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by murbeck on: September 07, 2010 02:15:18 PM
Hooray, I just received from Hebe73- she's awesome!!!! I love my final birthday gifts!

First, a sewing machine cover with a beautiful tree! It fits perfect too  Wink


and then a Guinness inspired surprise, an apron!!!!!!  It's amazing, I'm telling you!  I really needed another apron and this is so well-done



TOTALLY spoiled, thank you so much!
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23  Re: August 2010 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by murbeck on: August 31, 2010 06:53:54 AM
I received from {lo}ve yesterday while home sick  Smiley

She sent me a tampon/pad cozy (the timing on this is amazing! lol) as well as a butt load of brand new fine art paint brushes for my acrylics!!!  Thank you sooooooooo much!

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24  Re: Harry Potter swap round 8 gallery in The Swap Gallery by murbeck on: August 31, 2010 06:35:13 AM
And I would like to FINALLY post my goodies from Padfoot!!!  I received on Friday but have been so busy.  I got such a great package though!

first, the package had great stamps all over the back


a really neat letter that came Owl Post


then the goodies rolled out Smiley  crocheted Griffindor slippers


crocheted Griffindor scarflette


and Florish & Botts shirt, tote & pouch ( <3 !!!!)


Thank you so much Padfoot!!!!  I had a wonderful time with this swap  Smiley



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25  Re: Crazy for Christmas! Gallery in The Swap Gallery by murbeck on: August 11, 2010 05:51:10 AM
Yay, I'm so glad it got there finally!  WOO HOO!  I forgot to mention in the card that the tree's little white dots, glow in the dark  Smiley
Yes, some of the salt dough I added some paint into the dough itself to get it that way, like the green on the tree and the pink star (though, it was a way different color paint Undecided ).  here's some pictures I snapped before sending off...

The Merry Christmas Banner made from collected cards from years past...

This is what I need to collect more cards for so I can make one for myself  Wink

A cotton & breezy (since it's warm at Christmas there) hat with crocheted holly attached.  Why does red photograph so rotten!?  Roll Eyes


All 3 stockings, including Bambii's


All the ornaments, before the bells got tangled (I knew that was going to happen  Embarrassed)


I am so glad we agreed on 5 points and VERY glad that we exchanged yummies!!!!  Grin  (hope you don't mind that I posted more pics...)
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26  for my little rock star niece in Knitting: Completed Projects by murbeck on: July 30, 2010 08:46:54 AM
After my niece picked out not only chucks (such a great taste) but neon green & orange chucks, I was inspired to make her some really hot fingerless gloves for Christmas this year.  I already wanted to make these gloves for her, but these colors really make me happy  Smiley  I hope she loves them!



I used the Stripe It Up Fingerless Gloves pattern on ravelry.  Free!
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27  raven art in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by murbeck on: July 09, 2010 06:02:14 AM
I do believe that this is my first posted paper crafted item!   Smiley  I'm starting to get around!  Wink

Anyway, this was for the Woodland Creature Swap.  My partner listed Ravens as one of her favorite woodland creatures.  I took a pretty raven-in-a-tree sillhouette and took an exacto knife to it.  Then I put it against the glass in a frame that has depth and put a dark green sheet of cardstock in the back (where the photo would go) for contrast and voila!  I am quite happy with the results and am considering doing something like this for my own wall  Smiley

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28  crocheted deer bowl in Crochet: Completed Projects by murbeck on: July 09, 2010 05:45:41 AM
Made this for the Woodland Creatures Swap.  It's crocheted with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn, 1 blue + 1 green.  Then I cut out a deer from felt and stitched it onto the bowl.  I LOVE how it came out!  The deer didn't photograph well, but it's in sort of a prancing position and I swear it looks cute in real life  Wink



thanks for looking!

P.S. if you want to try and make one (so easy) then it's the Adirondack Bowl on ravelry.

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29  Re: Woodland Creature Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by murbeck on: July 04, 2010 06:14:28 AM
I received from zombie on friday, but I've been laid up with viral pharyngitis so I'm just now getting around to posting the pics. 

Here's the whole lot, main focal point being the wood sheet cutout of a moose in the woods, a pretty scene straight from my wist.


And here's a closeup of the magnetic note pad (which has the acorn and owl stamped on every other page) as well as a little clay owl magnet.  So cute!


thank you zombie!
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30  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 59 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by murbeck on: June 30, 2010 06:36:34 AM
I got 2 amazing packages on Monday night.  Unfortunately, I got home from work late that night, and both DH and my live-in BIL failed to mention to me that I got said packages.  Grrr.  So, I found them last night, but then we had this wicked awesome storm that had our power flickering so we kept the computer off all evening.  So, finally I am here to show you my packages.  That I am so happy with!!!!

First off, my package from Padfoot.  She claimed me for a knitted cuff/bracelet and a wisty surprise.  Looky all that she made me!!!!!!

Straight from my wist, these beautiful lacy cuffs.  One in black and one in a very pretty light green.  There is also a matching black crocheted ring.  I'm wearing the green cuff today, which matches my shirt nearly perfectly!




Also, an orange and a brown cabled bracelet.  I just realized I photographed the brown one upside down, which sucks because it's a slighty different pattern than the orange one, but they are both really pretty and well done!




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I also received a wisty surprise from Spotnik.  

GORGEOUS earrings!!!!  I mean it, they are beautiful!  She used sterling silver for the fittings, since I'm allergic to fake metals (thank you!!!) and she went with this beautiful assortments of stones instead of crystals, which is so perfect for me.  I love them!  She used: Dumortierite, Red Aventurine, Amethyst, Carnelian, Malachite, Rhyolite and Feldspar.  I don't know what half of those are, but apparently they are all things that I like (mental note!)  Cheesy  Anyway, the picture!



I don't know if this makes sense, but I also love the way that they hang.  Like, the direction they present themselves.  They don't hide their own beauty, like some earrings tend to do.  Know what I mean?


Thank you both so much!  What great packages!

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