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141  Re: Birds birds birds Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by thisbirdsabsurd on: September 14, 2009 04:13:38 PM
Okay - I can not tell you how this package made me giggle!  Soooooo cute and I am so impressed with mouser882's crocheting skills - not just because mine are non existent, but because she did an awesome job of duplicating a couple of my REAL birds!  So, without further ado.....(can you tell which ones are the real ones and which are the "Stand-ins"?)

-and look at these cute birdies that came too!!

There was also a box of Nerds in my package - they seem to have disappeared but funny how my daughters both have bright green tongues!!

Thank you soooooo much mouser882 - this was a fantastic surprise!  And thankyou craftewoman for such a great swap!
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142  Wild Things Shoes in Shoes: Completed Projects by thisbirdsabsurd on: August 16, 2009 10:11:51 PM
-per my daughter's request....I thought about adding more to them, but when I finished Max and the one monster I didn't want to clutter them up....anyway, here they are - thanks for the look!  Smiley

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143  Deep Dish Apple Pie in Dessert by thisbirdsabsurd on: August 02, 2009 09:46:11 PM
Here's a collaboration between my daughter and me.  She has the knack for homemade pie crust so I leave that to her.  After rolling it out and putting the bottom crust in we filled it with 9 cups (3 lbs) of granny smith and Jonagold apples, a cup of dark brown sugar, a few tablespoons of flour, 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg.  Popped the top crust on, slit it all around, gave it an egg wash and sprinkled with sugar then baked for about 45 minutes. (425 for 15 minutes and 375 for the rest of the time.)  It's delicious!  (Would have gotten a shot of the inside but we brought it to a dinner party and I didn't have a chance. Smiley
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144  Octoman in Stenciling: Completed Projects by thisbirdsabsurd on: July 16, 2009 03:10:55 PM
okay - so this is a first attempt at freezer paper stenciling, and of course I felt the need to make it complicated....anyway, I was trying to come up with something for my son's birthday and thought an octopus t shirt might be kinda cool, (he's a grown man - but still....) so as I was browsing through pictures on the net I was suddenly and out of no where inspired to do an octopus with my son's face.  Of course I had the perfect picture to use - goofing around as always as soon as the camera comes out, so I pieced them together, printed it on the freezer paper, pulled my hair out cutting it out and here's what I came up with.  Not perfect, but I'm pretty sure it will crack him up - AND... I know he'll wear it! Cheesy  Thanks for looking!

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145  Re: The elf and his bird of paradise in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by thisbirdsabsurd on: July 14, 2009 06:44:29 PM
HAHA!  Cheesy Thank you so much!!  I just realized I posted the same picture twice (duh) - here's the full view!
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146  The elf and his bird of paradise in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by thisbirdsabsurd on: July 14, 2009 06:31:16 PM
Just finished this project based on a pattern by Julie McCullough (Magic Threads) .  I added the little needle felted beard and hair, and as always had a great time picking through my fabrics to find the right pieces.  Their faces and the feather embellishments are painted with acrylics and they hang from fishing line.  I have a few other patterns from Magic Threads that I'm excited to try - cute stuff!
  Thanks for taking the time to look! Cheesy

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147  Gooble! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by thisbirdsabsurd on: June 03, 2009 12:20:10 PM
 A friend's daughter requested this one for her almost two year old daughter.  He is a lesser known Yo Gabba Gabba character, but she is intrigued by the fact that he's always sad.  Maybe she'll be able to make this one feel better.  Wink

He's made of soft velour and really - you can't get much simpler than this! Cheesy
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148  Big Black Bear in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by thisbirdsabsurd on: May 24, 2009 08:12:25 AM
I made two of these a while ago - one to sit on my brother's couch in Vermont and one for my grandson.  Friday I made a bright pink one for my granddaughter's 5th birthday. Pink fur, white muzzle & pink heart ears and paw pads.(Of course I waited til the last minute and was up til 2 AM finishing it up!) - no pictures of it yet although I think some were taken at the party.  I have to say - I like the black ones best of all.  Smiley  (Not a great picture - but you get the idea?)
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149  Re: Charlie the Cockatoo in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by thisbirdsabsurd on: April 16, 2009 05:17:33 PM
You now have official cockatoo praise - great job - I know that had to be a little bit tricky! Cheesy

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150  More Crazy Charms! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by thisbirdsabsurd on: April 07, 2009 10:23:29 PM
Okay - I was TOTALLY inspired by RSDenny's cha cha charm bracelet post and went right out and got the Naughty Secretary Club Book. Smiley  I spent a couple of weeks collecting all kinds of nonsensical charms and made the huge commitment of buying a three rowed expansion bracelet.  It seemed like no matter how many charms I put on, it never filled up! Well a week and a few sore fingers later I came up with this fantastically ridiculous bracelet and inadvertant bird charmer. Grin

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