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191  I'm feeling a bit Crabby! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Ffrogg526 on: July 30, 2009 07:01:07 PM
I found this pattern in the July/August 2009 issue of Crochet Today! and since its summer I thought it would be fun.  Cheesy

Up close and personal with the Crab.


The shell pieces and the legs pre-assembly!


Stuffed Crab claw.  This was probably the hardest part of the whole pillow!


The finished product!


I'll be honest, I didn't follow the pattern to a T but....  who does when they're being creative??  

Comment and critiques welcome!  Cheesy
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192  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- July in The Swap Gallery by Ffrogg526 on: July 23, 2009 05:37:48 AM
I finally got back in town so I can post some pictures of the awesome ATCs I've gotten!  Hoorah!  Cheesy


This is from sweetyetevil with the theme of "frog" and she included my theme "quotes".  The quote says "Happiness is not a destination.  It is a method of life" - Burton Hills.  Thank you so much!!!  I hate that I can't get my camera to cooperate and take closeup pictures in focus.


This is from corduroycat with the theme "music".  I love this one.  And she sent me extra goodies!  Thanks!



This is from gossamergull.  The Letter R.  Its very awesome because she emphasized every "R" on the envelope and in the note she sent me.  She sent me TONS of extras!  There's no way I could post a picture of everything she sent me.  Thanks so much, I love the ATC and all the extras!  Cheesy
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193  Re: musician swap gallery! :) in The Swap Gallery by Ffrogg526 on: July 22, 2009 08:49:58 PM
I finally got home and was able to open all my packages!  I had more than just my musician's swap package waiting for me!  Cheesy


The whole package!
- awesome music bag
- guitar pick necklace (in the black bag)
- stuffed music note
- polymer clay "music"
- lucky stars
- YARN!


Very awesome eighth note!


YARN! And a polymer clay "music"
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194  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- July in The Swap Gallery by Ffrogg526 on: July 08, 2009 06:23:58 PM
I got the first ATC for the July swap!  Hoorah!  Cheesy



Sorry the picture's a little fuzzy.  My camera doens't like close up so much.  The quote says... "A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence." ~Leopold Stokowski  I love it!  Cheesy
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195  Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4: The Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Ffrogg526 on: June 29, 2009 07:54:09 AM
I got my package from TerraBella01!!!  HOORAH! 

I feel spoiled!  Grin  I know there are a lot of pictures!  So I used the little ones (hopefully to take up less room!).

She also had everything wrapped up with ribbon so I have this great pile of ribbon to reuse at some point in my crafting!

Open the box to find......


2. Something edible - CHOCOLATE!  Always a winner!


12. Something local to your city/state/country - pictures!  These are pictures from her town and Indianapolis, IN.


13. Something you always keep in your purse - chapstick.


14. Something relating to your favorite hair accessory - hair ties!  I've killed several of these with my hair!  I always need new ones!


17. Something related to one of your favorite craft supplies - Inchie and ATC blanks/paper/supplies!  yay!
     


19. Something you collect that's non-craft related - freebies from conferences (I do the same thing at music conferences!)  Then she filled some of the tubes with goodies for making inchies and ATCs!  Hoorah!


20. Something drinkable - hot chocolate!  yummy!!  and she sent me mint flavored hot chocolate, one of my favorites!!


21. Something related to your non-craft hobbies - my partner  loves to read!  That makes two of us!


24. Something related to your favorite flower - Sunflower seeds that can be grown in a pot in my house or my classroom!


25. Freebie - Her favorite quick craft: Inchies!
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196  Re: Fairy Garden Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Ffrogg526 on: June 03, 2009 04:57:55 PM
I get home and open the box to discover this!  Huzzah!


The whole kitten kaboodle!


I think this bench is just adorable.  If I were a fairy I would definitely sit here!


Fairy House to hide from the rain in.


The candles in action and below than, not in action.  The jars are painted purple even though they look more pink.



Flower bulbs!  I believe that they are iris or day lilies but I'm not sure - we'll see what they are when they grow and bloom!


A fantastic fairy door that opens into another world!  I want to shrink down and be able to walk through it!


I like this picture because it looks like the fairy door has become the back door of my house.  I didn't plan for it to look like this but I thought it was cool after I took the picture!   Cheesy


Flower seeds to be planted in my garden!  yay!   Grin


The mermaid had a rough trip to Charlotte, NC.  She came out of it with a broken arm and a broken pond.  I think the clay work is fantastic and I'm plainning on super gluing everything back together.  It may not be able to hold water but it could hold birdseed!  Cheesy


All the pieces to the mermaid 's perch that I need to figure out how they go back together.  Some help maybe??   Grin


Thank you soooooo much!  I totally got spoiled!!  I'm hoping that Sunday I'll be able to get out in the yard and start creating a fairy garden space.  I wish I could saturday but I've committed myself to the insanity of taking my chorus students to the local amusement park for music festival for the day!   Shocked  whoo hoo!  Wish me luck!!!    Roll Eyes
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197  Re: I <3 Coffee/Tea Round 6 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Ffrogg526 on: May 23, 2009 09:18:32 AM
Hoorah!!  I have gotten my package!  Its awesome!!  

This is the whole shibang!


Awesome keychain!


Tea Wallets!  These each had some of the tea packets in them.


Side 1 of the hot pad that smells like vanilla heaven.


Side 2 of the hot pad that smells like vanilla heaven.


Tea - that has chocolate/hazelnut/toffee flavors all in one happy package!


Oops!!  I was caught enjoying these fantastic homemade mocha java cookies!!! 


I totally love this package!  Thanks so much!!!
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198  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 10 in The Swap Gallery by Ffrogg526 on: May 20, 2009 06:26:29 PM
Finally!!  Pictures!!

The whole kitten-caboodle!


A celtic windchime.  Probably one of my most favorite things in the box!


Some very awesome and friendly bookmarks.


Another favorite thing.  I haven't used this yet but I'm looking forward to it!  Its a hand/foot spa kit that smells like peppermint.


Handmade Soap.  This stuff smells yummy!



So - all in all I got quite a bit of stuff.  In the first picture you can see two skeins of Vanna White's dark green yarn, a few more candles, two pairs of socks, a bag of fireballs, several crocheted granny squares, a crocheted frog, thank you notes, safty pins, bath fizzies, bath salts and a hawiian lei. 

My computer is still acting weird so this is all I'll be putting on the computer tonight.  So there ya o, this is my happy box!  Thanks so much!!!
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199  Re: Book Lovers Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Ffrogg526 on: April 28, 2009 05:37:16 PM
I'M FINALLY POSTING!!!  I apologize for taking so long!  Look at all my goodies!!

I'm starting with what I sent her (only one of the things I sent her) and that's the Flying Spaghetti Monster!  He wasn't actually that hard to make.  I didn't use a pattern and I thought that crocheting his eyes would be a bit obnoxious so I just glued on some googley eyes.  Hoorah for Googley eyes!


I am IN LOVE with the box!  How odd is that?  She actually covered the box in pages from.....  you'll find out further down.


And we open the box to find this! 


This is the spread - everything she sent me!  Its awesome!


I thought my beaded bookmark in its own envelope was worthy of being posted here by itself because 1) its awesome and 2) it was wrapped in a page from the book "Wreck this Journal".  I love that book!  Don't own it yet, but I've seen it.


Litichi candies!!  For those of you who don't know a litichi is a fruit from Vietnam.  They're really sweet but uber good!  These are hard candies which is pretty cool I think because I sent her gummy litichi candies!


Little pictures of the stitch markers because there are two pictures.  My camera don't seem to like close up detail shots.  urg!



Possibly the coolest thing every!  My very own, personal bookworm!  He's super cool and he even comes with glasses.  He could be my twin!


I apparently did not load pictures of the hollowed out book she made me.  My apologies!  That's what some of my goodies came packed in.  And the pages that she cut out of Stephen King's Dark Tower book 7 are what's adorning my box!!  How awesome is that?! 

So here's the run down

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
green beaded bookmark
hollowed out book for hiding things amidst the books!
litichi candies
felted bookworm complete with glasses
Stitch markers!
Post-its (who doesn't need more of those?)

Her very cool letter explaining the package was actually a transparency taped over a picture.  I thought that was totally awesome! 

Thanks a ton Rachel (raeraethejetplane)!!!  Grin
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200  Re: 2009 Fat Quarter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Ffrogg526 on: March 02, 2009 07:32:58 PM
I just finished my first swap!!!  It doesn't seem that huge because it was Fat Quarters but it was great to finish one!  chrsdx and I had a wonderful time.  Below are some of the great fabrics she sent me!


This is a better shot of all the fabrics she sent me.


This fabric is my absolute and total favorite!


I know the music fabrics are a little blurry, sorry about that but they're awesome.  I believe that they are going to become the beginning of a stash with the intention to turn them into a music quilt (that will be a new craft for me).


Finally, this was very unexpected but loved all the same.  It reminds me of Jimmy Buffet!  "I blew out my flip-flop, stepped on a poptop, cut my heel had to cruise on back home, but there's booze in the blender, and soon it will render, that frozen concoction that helps me hang on, wastin away again in Margaritaville."  Sorry - late night Buffett singing.  Grin Shocked


Thanks again!!!  It was soooo awesome! And I love the fabric I got!  Hopefully I'll get to use it pretty soon!
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