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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: octopus + cupcakes. on: July 08, 2008 08:53:53 AM

thanks for all the kind words everyone!  i was so excited when i got my swap partner and found out she liked octopi.  i will admit that the idea was not completely my own... my friend has an octopus tattoo and the tentacles are holding various food objects (his reasoning?  "i must have been hungry that day") and that totally served as my inspiration.

i was going to make another one for myself, but i have a pretty big octopus tattoo on my arm and decided that it might be a little too much octopus at once for me!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: octopus + cupcakes. on: July 07, 2008 11:59:23 AM
omg did you draw that? its wonderful!

thank you... and no i did not draw it.  my drawing skills are at a level -19 and i generally draw stick figures and not much else.  i found the octopus on google images, but can't for the life of me remember exactly what phrase i searched... maybe octopus drawings or octopus coloring books or something along those lines.  the cupcakes i did manage to draw on my own (i can also handle basic shapes, along with my stick figures)


and thanks to everyone else for the positive comments!  i had such a good time making this.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / octopus + cupcakes. on: July 07, 2008 09:49:00 AM

i made this for the cupcake swap, but i am completely in love with it and had to post it here.  it gave me the chance to combine two of my absolute favorite things.



you can't see from the picture, but it's on a canvas tote bag.


4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Cupcake Swap Round 2 on: July 05, 2008 11:11:51 AM
hey blackandblue was what you recieved a coaster..the second photo..

i think so... it's felt covered wood.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Cupcake Swap Round 2 on: July 03, 2008 02:28:50 PM

second post.

since she received a while back, i'm going to go ahead and post pictures of what i sent to avi.


the whole package:






notecards:


magnets:


earrings:





6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Cupcake Swap Round 2 on: July 03, 2008 02:25:37 PM

first of two posts.

here is what a i received from avi:
















thanks avi!
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: what happened to tastespotting?! on: June 30, 2008 10:55:43 AM

tastespotting is back!!!
8  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: what happened to tastespotting?! on: June 23, 2008 09:03:27 AM

foodgawker is a pretty decent substitute.


but good news from tastespotting:

UPDATE 6.19.08:
In trying to resolve this situation, TasteSpotting.com is in the process of having a new owner. She would like you to know that "we're just marinating a bit longer, but tastespotting will be back shortly..."
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Cupcake Swap Round 2- Signups CLOSED Sendouts 16th June on: June 16, 2008 07:55:17 AM

waiting for the post office to open... everything is boxed up and ready to go!
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: what happened to tastespotting?! on: June 13, 2008 10:52:27 AM

my life might be over.

how am i supposed to pass the hours at work without having tastespotting to drool over?
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