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241  Pink Cloche in Crochet: Completed Projects by PixieVal on: November 01, 2009 04:31:12 PM
After learning to read patterns (finally) this is first of many additions to show up here.
I got this pattern for free from the lion brand website, but it felt like it was getting way too small for an adult head, so I increased a little bit.

let me know what you think!
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242  Re: sweat shoppe swap 20 - gallery in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: October 31, 2009 03:28:03 PM
I have now recieved everything from my partners! I love it all thank you guys so much! Right now I'm just waiting for the 3 people in Canada that I sent to to recieve, and everyone will have recieved from me too!

I had a really hard time getting pictures of the felt food. I was going to wait until christmas to give it to Lily. but she saw it, had to have it, and mommy's a big pushover!

Please post better pics of the felt food if you have any, because Lily wouldn't let me get near it, or set it up nicely! lol
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243  Re: October 2009 Birthday Swap Gallery/discussion in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: October 31, 2009 03:04:27 PM
I got my presents on Wednesday from gramma. A beautiful scarf and hat set, and some stuff for my new sewing machine. She was originall going to make me a broomskirt, but some stuff came up, and I asked her to make me a scarf that matched the hat instead. The yarn is so soft, and perfect colors! Thank you so much gramma!!

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244  Re: Fall 2009 Fill a Medium Flat Rate Box with Supplies Signups until Nov 6 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by PixieVal on: October 28, 2009 06:22:12 PM
I have a ton of yardage and yarn to get rid of. If my partners want fabric I'll probably take a pic of all that I am wanting to get rid of and let them pick out what they want. It won't be as surprising that way, but i want these things to go to use!!  Smiley
Look at some of the yarn I sorted through a couple weeks ago, its on the california queen bed in my basement. I'm hoping I can get rid of some of this too, and some of my novelty yarn.

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245  Re: Make me something Fiber Made for the Cold months Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: October 24, 2009 02:15:06 PM
My beautiful package from Ffrogg526!! Man her original partner missed out big time check out the awesomeness. 2 pairs of fingerless mittens, a scarf, swirly hat, and my new obsession- a little Owl. His name is Louie.

Thank you so much Ffrogg526! I had a fun time swapping with you, and I hope you like your package at least half as much as I liked this one. You are awesome!!
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246  Re: sweat shoppe swap 20 - gallery in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: October 24, 2009 01:46:00 PM
These are all the goodies I got so far, except my notebooks, I left them at work! So I'll have to post them when I post my other stuff. Thank you everyone, it has been so fun to get all these neat stuff in the mail!

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247  Re: Mini Make-A-Friend Swap Round 1 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: October 21, 2009 05:37:47 PM
Package 3 from lilgothkatt. Each package has totally outdone itself, and I love this one!! My favorite holiday is Halloween, and she did my package with that theme in mind. First, from my wist, a thread catcher!!

Then.. Wait for it...... A quilt!!

And some closeups of my favorite fabrics(excuse my lame camera!)

I didn't even get to look at the quilt until late last night because my daughter seized it as I pulled it out of the box!
This has been such a fun swap, thank you lilgothkatt!
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248  Re: Make me something Fiber Made for the Cold months Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: October 15, 2009 07:46:02 PM
And Now my BEAUTIFUL package from TilliEllie!!!
She wraped everything up so pretty!!

My beautiful scarf that I've got so many more compliments at work today! I took a pic with my daughter with it, because she is so much cuter than me!

Is the fringe alpaca?
Then MY owl, made of alpaca!! And something else... My daughter kept taking out of the picture!

Finally I had to put the owls on the counter so I could get a picture of the baby owl too!

The owls are from my wists, and I love love love funky scarves! Everything is absolutely perfect TilliEllie, you are a kick ass partner!!!!

Owl Update:
I am cuddling with them right now on the couch while I'm watching Bones. so ridiculously soft, and snuggly!!
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249  Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 20 (signups closed) (send by Oct 19) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by PixieVal on: October 07, 2009 06:35:58 PM
I'm done! The best thing was even though these took me almost 3 hours each (watched a lot of nighttime tv while making these) I didn't have to buy anything! I just used my stash, and was really hoping these would make a dent in my stash.. Lol, they didn't! Anyways, about to PM my partners for addresses and preferences.. Here are the pics!

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250  Are you Ready for Some Football? Signups Closed - Send 11/30 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by PixieVal on: October 02, 2009 05:48:24 AM
GAllery!! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327394.0

I am requiring everyone to post in the thread at least once a week, if you are out of town a week, please let me know so it doesnt stress anyone out. Even if its a hey! My team won last night! No one wants to worry about their partner being a flaker, and non communication makes a red flag go up. If you decide to be in this swap, you MUST communicate!

Swap name: Are you Ready for Some Football Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: pixieval
Sign-up date range: October 2, 2009-October 16, 2009
Date to send item by: November 30, 2009

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? 18 years old

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This swap is all things American Football- but you dont have to be from America to join!
For this swap we will be crafting 1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large item. For details about sizes, check this link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229624.msg3712343#msg3712343
I know well have a lot of fun with this swap guys!!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: Are you Ready for Some Football Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no)
Allergens in your home?

1.   Favorite pro teams?
2.   Favorite college teams?
3.   Local team, colors, names, etc?
4.   Favorite Players?
5.   Do you prefer for pro, college, or local? Or a mixture?
6.   Do you tailgate (w or w/o alcohol) and would you be interested in crafting/receiving gifts for this purpose?
7.   Are there teams that would be super easy for you to craft for?(like you are in a specific part of the country that has a surplus of a certain teams fabric)
8.   Are there any teams you refuse to craft for?
9.   What kind of items would you like to receive?
10.   What kind of items would you like to make?
11.   Do you like stuff you can have around year round, or just during football season?
12.   is there anything in particular you can think of that you would NOT want?
13.   Wists or other websites for stalking?
14.   Are you committing to posting in the thread at least 1x a week?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


Miss Disney<--> Casey1201
dobiemuse <--> NH822
Giddiup22 <--> mandys08
Pixieval <--> crazyda79
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