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1  Re: Journal Prompt Swap - Round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by rockon on: May 13, 2013 05:13:26 PM
Hello Everyone,

I am sorry to have been MIA.  A family emergency has become epic, and I have not had time to really be online or craft.  However I have received 3 awesome sets of journal prompts:
 
From Flip Flop:






I love the colors on the black/white/red one, and the abstract yet elegant design

From FairyHazeDesigns:





I like the whimsical drawings on the one that says to describe yourself through words and small drawings -- and the painting on the other is neat, sort of marbled

From Cygni:





The silhouette is so elegant and drawn with such exactness!

Thanks to all of you.  I will be trying to get myself together some pockets of time and emotional evenness (or at least a semblance of it) to create your prompts.  I really love the prompts I received and will reciprocate.  Things are not better but seem to have plateaued over the past two days, so I will hopefully do this soon.  I will stay in contact with our fearless leader.

Rock on!
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2  Ratty old college sweatshirt . . . into alma mater memorabilia pillow! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rockon on: April 10, 2013 06:32:52 PM
Hi,

It has been forever since I have posted anything (it has been forever since I have MADE anything) but tonight I turned my partner's 16 year old, ratty, college sweatshirt (all frayed around the neck and sleeves and several sizes too big) into Alma Mater memorabilia pillow fun!  I am sure this has been done 1,000s of times but the creation of this squishy trip down memory lane got my endorphins going and reminded me how much fun I have crafting Smiley

Before:



After:



Thanks for looking and rock on!
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3  Re: Ongoing Holiday List Swap Gallery Round Four in The Swap Gallery by rockon on: June 29, 2012 05:28:58 PM
Get ready for some cuteness!

I received from craftaddiction for my new niece or nephew:

First, a cupcake hat!



Next, a great rattle and warm bootie/socks



I apologize for the poor photo quality; I can't take a decent picture of anything! 

Rock on,

Julia!
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4  Re: Ongoing Holiday List Swap Gallery Round Four in The Swap Gallery by rockon on: June 27, 2012 06:06:55 PM
Here are pictures of the goodies Kaz and TroubleT sent me!

First these professional looking jar mixes from Kaz:





They are Spiral Soup Jar Mix and Rice and Lentil Soup Mix -- Thanks Kaz!  (and thanks for organizing!)

And the amazing apron TroubleT sent for my friend along with the matchbox car case (I got one too!  Squee!) for my nephew:





Thanks so much to both of you!

Rock on!

Julia
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5  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by rockon on: April 08, 2012 09:29:26 AM
I have been checking this thread a few times a week and marvel at the amazing things people have been making.  I'd love to hear how people make crafting a priority -- what techniques do you use to make the time and space for crafting?  Time is a funny thing for me, the way it slips away without proper crafting periods inserted!  Finally, though, I have something to post!  These have been on my mental list for weeks.  (Later I plan to revise my list to better reflect my mental list). 

My roommate (a man with a developmental disability I am a live-in caretaker for) and I made some seed starters.  I got the idea from a tute on Dana Made It via Crafting a Green World.  Here are the pics:

C. mixing the newspaper and tissue paper for the starters:



The bowls of pulpy paper soaking:



Our drying seed starters!



We went overboard with the seeds, but it was fun!  We plan to give them away as happy spring gifts.

You all are inspirations!

Rock on!
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6  Re: Coffee Me Up Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rockon on: March 13, 2012 06:19:29 PM
Received yesterday and WOW!





5 awesome pouches (which were stuffed with coffee packets, chocolates (!), and coffee syrups)
a cute little ami cupcake (?) it has little eyes!  It is super adorable
a mug rug with a black appliqud cat on it -- we have a black kitty
four awesome coasters
a pound of yummy smelling Michigan coffee
the great mug that came with a cute spoon that looks like a cat perching on the rim of the mug
THe chocolates are wonderful and have a map of MI embossed on the top!!
My dad grew up in Ann Arbor so the MI stuff has a nostalgic ring for me.  I was SPOILED.  Thanks Thimbles71, it rocks!

PS: I am a TERRIBLE photographer.  I apologize for my photos!
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7  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by rockon on: February 15, 2012 05:13:12 PM
The stuff that has been posted lately is brilliant!  You know what made me laugh about the Boy Scout quilt awesomeness?  It is how un-rotten your rotten little boy has to be to earn the Eagle Scout honor, rottenlittleboys! 

I am working on an embroidery kit for a swap partner -- it was the perfect theme and I thought I would take the opportunity to practice/learn stitches (my embroidery skills are fairly poor). 

I haven't really finished much except these capes I made for our Penguin Plunge (a jump into the lake here in VT in February to raise money for Special Olympics).  One is pictured but I made 2 -- one for me and one for a friend who also jumped. The picture stinks, I am sorry.  And please excuse my messy room!



We had a food swap at the UU society I belong to tonight.  It was so much fun!!

Rock on, all!
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8  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by rockon on: January 08, 2012 06:42:29 AM
Wow.  I have been working to keep up with this thread each evening, and it is inspirational!  You all are crafting machines!

I have been knitting a bit each night but have not completed anything quite yet, knitting-wise.  Last night and today I finished a couple sewing projects (warning -- I am a bad photographer!):

4. Flannel baby blanket for a friend's wee one:

 

and my new #6 - set of burp cloths for one of the many babies-to-be in my life (pictured here all packaged up with the blanket, the pics of the cloths alone were so blurry!):



I will be making more burp cloths -- they are quick and easy and look nice AND will be useful!

Quick question -- do you think the animal fabric is unisex?  I say yes, but my friend thinks it is "girlie"

Thanks for the inspiration!

Rockon


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9  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by rockon on: December 24, 2011 07:08:52 AM
I finished a pair of bitty baby socks for my sister's embryo.  And here is the tutu for my friend's kids' dress up chest.  Happy holidays to all . . . this year has flown by; it's difficult to believe it is Christmas Eve!

Bitty Baby Socks:



Tutu:



Happy crafting!  Rock on!
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10  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by rockon on: November 27, 2011 05:37:42 PM
I can't even remember what was on my original list!  (I could go back and find it, but . . .).  I finished the six knitted scarves for my coworkers.  My goal was to finish this weekend and I did -- Yay!  They were supposed to be for Christmas but then I found out that we do a secret-Santa type thing (it's a relatively new job), so they are corny thanksgivingy gifts . . . Anyway, here they are, all wrapped with ribbon and little notes.



I hope Thanksgiving was great for those who celebrate, and that the weekend rocked for everyone!

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