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231  Re: Significant Other Swap in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: December 13, 2005 06:01:03 PM
SO Bobolink asked me to post pictures of what I made ages ago because she couldn't take any, but I never got around to it. Bad me Roll Eyes
But now my computer is finally up and running, and I have fixed pictures worthy of uploading XD

It's a bit of a .. spree.. though. Since I only really took them for personal reference. Roll Eyes

So firstly, I sent a bunch of chocolate Smiley

Because everyone needs chocolate...

And I sent some various

i.e. a "pokerbox", featuring a pinup "joker" girl on the top.
The red blob to the right of that is a "big" ipod cozy, with an embroidered bear paw. It's made to be big enough to fit with an ipod covered with a protective "shell".
The G is a packers magnet, and the last item is a pinup bookmark. (a postcard cutout)

I also bought a bunch of different picks because bobolink said he's learning to play the guitar. I painted the lower three with:
a white skull, a gold phish-logo ('cause he's into phish) though neither the gold or the logo shows on the pic.. and a packers pick XD


Then I made a cd-holder for his car... with velcro closing.


And a t-shirt (yes, I DID jump on the bandwagon for that one... though I didn't know I was being so unoriginal Tongue )


I also felt that the first ipod cozy wasn't up to beat, so I made another one, from stretch denim, lined with red fleece, and embroidered a barbed wire note on it, with solar active thread (should change to green in sunlight, though it was too cloudy here for it to show on camera..)


I added a window to that cozy, so it would be usable without taking the ipod out!


And it has a button (see first pic and third pic) so it will keep closed even when gaining access to the ipod panel...


Lastly I added some stitch markers for bobolink because she's been such a great swap partner Smiley


(my floor LOOKS dirty on that pic, but I swear it's just been damaged by too many rides from the black wheels on my chair)

Soo... that's it Roll Eyes
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232  Re: Bookmark Swap 4 in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: December 13, 2005 05:39:53 PM
Ahhh, my computer is back up! And finally I can share my bookmarks with you guys! Grin

Firstly, on the left is the bookmark from onesmallinstrument, next to the one from girlwonder.


The fairy totally rocks, and it's a taped on stencil so it's reliefed sort of.
Also, I'm insanely fond of cogwheels o_O and the words and that dictionary cutout, is just lovely... (during my more intense writing period, I'd carry dictionaries for several languages around all the time - my parents would really make fun of me for it when on vacation Wink )

Then you see the back of the one from onesmallinstrument next to the one from girlwonder Wink


And finally, the bookmark from stitchingsister (awesome pen might I add)
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233  Re: Significant Other Swap in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: October 26, 2005 10:55:15 AM
Warning: Major rambling and picture upload in this message, because bobolink is so amazing and my lovey soooo happy Roll Eyes

I quoted the avi thing this morning... (the avi is the note saying "pick up your package from the post office", in case there's some language error in my head)
And on our way home today we went to pick it up. My day didn't end until 5, but his ended at 3... so I told him he couldn't get the package when I wasn't there, because I wanted to see his reaction. He thought this was very unfair of me because he wanted it instantly, but obeyed Wink

So as soon as he got the package (there was a holdup while waiting in line as well lol) he opened it, at the post office, because he was so curious Grin
Since he knew I was in a swap, he got suspicious when he saw that the from-address wasn't a company, but simply thought I'd asked my partner in "the general swap" as I kept referring it as, to add one item for him.
Well, he found this cute card



explaining the whole thing. He was completely shining with happyness, I don't know a good way of saying it in english really that'll describe how happy he looked Smiley

In the card it was mentioned a thing about quantum mechanics, which he almost started bouncing from reading Roll Eyes (I'll explain by the picture)
Then he realised that there would be more than one item, and that he couldn't keep opening it at the post office so we went home. An addition to mention is that he just moments before bought an amazing bag to use at the university, which he was so thrilled about partially because it's a real great bag in faux leather. But he completely forgot about the bag until he had to pick it up to go home, that's how thrilled he was about this swap Smiley

Sorry for the ramble, it just makes me so happy to see him so happy Wink

So we got home, and went through the items, and had one piece each of chocolate heaven poptarts, and then we got to the photos! (poptarts not photographed)

For some reason, the camera does not want to photograph this properly, but here it is anyway

An utterly amazing knitted notebook cover which imo makes bobolink divine... There's a "bookmark thong" attached to it in what looks like faux leather, with his username in beads at the bottom. So incredible. o_O

A cd-holder, with his "linux user number" on the front, which he was really excited about too when he realised what it was lol (he was a bit overwhelmed)


The inside of said cd-holder!

Each sleave is made of quantum mechanics articles which is utterly amazing. (his major interest) I stuck the card into the sleave so you'll be able to see an example.

And then I realised I'll be spamming with all of these one-by-one pics Roll Eyes

It's a package of cool canadian chocolate shaped like maple leaves which is really cool... and a corkboard with bits of his favorite formulas for marble pins Grin and this really cool knitted battery holder! Which doesn't show up very well either.. the camera doesn't like knittings  Undecided

Here's the pins closer up, and the battery holder open. One side for used batteries, and one for unused batteries!


These were judged to be his absolute favorites:

He doesn't look happy there because it took so long for the camera to get started, and he's had quite a long day, so the muscles are too tired for smiling all the time, but he's really bouncy about it Roll Eyes

But here's a photo that I took more spontaniously when he wasn't expecting and waiting for it, so you can see the big smile Wink


Wow, long message, but these things were just so cool
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234  Re: Saturday night fever in Beads: Completed Projects by Melladh on: October 23, 2005 06:30:04 AM
Really nice necklace Smiley

No, I don´t think there is a place called Bullerbyn here in Sweden, but the village really exist! Cheesy Astrid grow up there, when she was a kid.
It´s called Sevestorp.

Have you read about Emil in Lönneberga, Katthult? Löneberga and Katthult really exist... Cheesy

hihihi I saw alla vi barn i bullerbyn and mer om oss barn i bullerbyn the other day... Roll Eyes ohh and saltkråkan XD and pippi longstocking. Ohhh and mio min mio and brothers lionheart! hahaha... my boyfriend actually saw brothers lionheart as a kid, in Iran. I'm always so amazed that Astrid Lindgren stories are so spread all over the world, when they're, well.. so close to home Smiley I mean saltkråkan and bullerbyn and those.. they're old pieces of Sweden.
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235  Re: Plastercast Mask in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Melladh on: October 13, 2005 10:56:46 AM
you have to direct link to the image.. don't know if that place allows it, but I'm trying in an attempt to help Smiley



(hihihi it did... atleast here.. right click your image and chose "properties" and copy the image location.. not the album location.. to place between the img-tags)
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236  Re: Stuff for our SI (Signup 9-12 to 9-19) Send by 10/20 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Melladh on: September 15, 2005 01:19:52 PM
So many dilemmas Cheesy
it's late, so I'm online on the server, and the letter between y and i on the keyboard doesn't work - bare with the spelling!

I'm trying to think of something my lovey might like knitted... biggest problem is that he doesn't need anything.
1. He doesn't like sporting team colors like that
2. He'd love wearing school colors if it wasn't that the Royal Institvte of Technology has royal blve and white colors, and he doesn't like anything in vibrant or bright colors Roll Eyes Bvt if any of yov are brilliant enovgh to knit a scarf with the school logo in gray and white, he might like that Smiley Not certain thovgh...
Hm, I may be able to ask him withovt him getting svspiciovs XD 'Cavse I've interviewed him so mvch lately anywaysm saying I want to organize my ideas abovt what to make him, and so on Roll Eyes

Difficvlt Smiley

This is ovr school logo btw

KTH is Kvngliga Tekniska Högskolan (royal institvte of technology) and below is the motto (slogan Roll Eyes ) Vetenskap och Konst - Science and Art.
Don't know if it might be a bit rich Undecided
I can "pixelate" it into sqvares if that wovld help... Bvt we don't even know if I'll wind vp with a knitter Smiley Jvst thinking ovt lovd (and it's oh so late I'm gonna go to bed so yov'll be rid of me and my servers keyboard Wink )
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237  Re: Alice in Wonderland Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: September 10, 2005 07:07:39 AM


Yup! I just got around to make the cookies melmelon had sent to planet5, according to the recipie posted... Had to wing it 'cause it can be difficult to translate some things, but it worked out well.
They're divine! And incredibly strong - with the cocoa and black chocolate I used (according to my guesswork) one cookie is strong and chocolaty enough to give you seizures lol. Don't know how they managed to get magnified like that though, 'cause I don't react to common 99% chocolate bars Smiley Maybe it's the sugar Wink but they don't taste very sweet, but that might be 'cause of the salt...

'nuf rambling about the cookies, just wanted to say that everyone has to try 'em out XD
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238  Re: Reading is Sexy Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: September 08, 2005 12:49:22 AM
I managed to find some decent photos of what I sent to razberry, but the ones of the bag sucks unfortunately... velvet is hard to photo in a dark room at night Cheesy

Anyway, here are the frames (photosized)

There's actually among others an article about what books we bother to translate into our own language Smiley

A tatted bookmark, about oh.. three, maybe four inches from tip to tip (can't remember exactly)

It's the worst background, I know, but it was the only one where the whole bookmark was showing.. but it does obscure the black middle, lying on the black text of the bag  Undecided

Sexy mini binder

(it's a bit scewed - it's really not as wide as it is tall..)

And here's my lovey modelling the bag Cheesy

It's got green lining, but I don't have a good pic of that..

And here's a bad pic of the pockets of the bag

It's books, if you can't tell from the pic Wink

I broke a ton of needles on that bag, 'cause the velvet is really massive Roll Eyes

Always feel a bit silly posting a massive amount of pics of what I made in a swap, but I always take pics one by one as I finish, so I never have any decent "here's everything" shots Roll Eyes
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239  Re: Name tattoos...bad idea? in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by Melladh on: September 02, 2005 07:47:23 AM
I have a small tat of my partners name (well, kinda ex-partner now - LONG story!) on my lower back. It's right above my daughters name.. here's the thing... firstly it's not in english, actually not in a language that many people can read, so it's not totally obvious, secondly when I got it I knew that if we ever broke up he is still the father of my child and therefore and important part of my life. I still love that tattoo!

sorry about it looking a bit crappy,and not healed, this was taken when it was first done (a few years back)


I like that language Cheesy It's really beautiful too, I love your tattoo; I always thought that a name is better covered like that, or like the R ParanoidEv has.
But other than that, I'm very strict about "never ever get a tattoo if you don't feel that you really want it". (yeah, I don't have any tattoos - my mom is strictly against it, and it rubbed off enough to make me cautious, but I still adore seing tattoos on others..)
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240  Randomness from a newbie crocheter in Crochet: Completed Projects by Melladh on: September 02, 2005 05:06:33 AM
First up I made two wrist warmers in spring, I just haven't posted them before (I think..)

boyfriend modelling, I made them for him
I'm utterly in love with that yarn. HP Cocoon. I made a couple for myself that became too wide and I'll have to redo them, but now I can't find them!  Angry

Mainly I just wanted to post 'cause I grew so fond of the stitch marker I made for trying out this six sided granny square
My result and the stitch marker!

The stitch marker is a creol earring I decorated. I can't wear creol but they sell 8-packs pretty cheap at the craft store here. Wish I COULD wear it, 'cause I think it turned out pretty cute Cheesy
(it looks more gently silvery in real life, not as lifelessly iron)

I'm most comfortable holding my hook "like a knife" when I do the six sided squares, but my elbow keeps going CRACK at the twist of the hook when I do. Doesn't hurt yet, but... Problem is I get so horridly tired when I hold the hook like a pen...
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