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1  Re: Hexi-Puffs Mini Skeins *GALLERY* in The Swap Gallery by freeli on: April 06, 2012 01:38:13 PM
Hi All,

sorry it took me so long to put up some pics, my brother is here for a visit with his 6-year-old, so I'm slightly busy!














Thanks everybody! I love them all! It was so nice to receive all the little surprises in the post! I loved that!

Thanks to the organizers as well!

hoping to start knitting soon, will post puffy pics!

Cheers
freeli
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2  Re: Recipe Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by freeli on: October 17, 2011 02:20:15 AM
From PaleAngelLex
Crash Hot Potatoes (potatoes boiled, then slightly crushed AND baked - sounds fantastic)
Chicken Tomatillo (I have to admit I had to google what exactly tomatillos are, and I found out I can easily get them online, this is totally new to me and sounds fabulous, I can't wait to try this)
Braised Beef Roast (Beef in Beer, that is totally up my alley)
Butter chicken (Oooooooooh the marinade sounds wonderful)
Mud Hen Bars (title make me laugh! sounds like a cake layer topped with a layer of chocolate and marshmallows and then a layer meringue on top - oh i'm drewling already)
Thanks so much PaleAngelLex  Kiss


From Skittlebub

Pumpkin Soup (perfect, just in time for pumpkin season!)
Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding (love chocolate, and this one sounds very intriguing and exciting)
Zucchini Slice (one of my favourite veg, this sounds fantastic)
Chicken noodle Soup (yummy fast chicken soup)
Chow Mein (I love to eat but hardly ever make Asian food, but I think I can handle this)
Fried Rice (another one I love to eat but never attempted to cook, recipe sounds great)
Thanks so much Skittlebub, they all sound wonderful and make me drool already!    Kiss


From DesignVigilante
Mexican "orange" Rice (I thought there'd be oranges in it, but it is tomatoes to make it look orange - oh rice and tomoato is one of my favorite combinations)
White Bean Chicken Chili (great fan of chili, never tried with chicken. have to make it when the BF is away, cause chili does not like him)
The "Best" Banana Bread (oooooooooh soooo nice)
Rotini Cheese & Olives Antipasta salad (ah, rotini are noodles - sounds like an awesome luchbox filler)
Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes (never heard of Sloppy Joes before, but I think I'll like them ... a lot)
Thank you so much for all the lovely recipes!    Kiss


From Silver_McAdams
Pumpkin Cookies (I heard rumors that there is such a think like pumpkin cookies - they are REAL! Can't wait to try those)
Mamaw's Corn Pudding (another completely new thing, but it sounds looovely)
Velveeta Maccaroni (Mac'n'Velveeta - gotta find some of this lovely sounding cheese in the UK)
Chicken Crunch (oooooh I can see that on my plate and even on a burger)
Biff's Buttermilk Flounder (oooooh that sounds fantastic)
Thank you so much silver, all your recipes sound fanstastic and I can't wait to get started (probably i'll start with the pumpkin cookies!)  Kiss


From amc-
Really great Chili (yes, it sounds great indeed)
Maple-Glazed New Potatoes (I was hoping to get a recipe with maple syrup from Canada, but I had thought it would be a sweetie. The potatoes sounds amazing tho)
Thai Chicken Pasta (Ooooh anything with coconut milk is great)
Chicken-Broccoli Stir-Fry (can't get enough of broccoli, sounds fantastic)
Sugar Cookies (oooh maple syrup-cookies)
Thanks amc- I love the recipes, they all sound wonderful!    Kiss



MY RECIPE-WISHLIST: - I am looking greedy, I know!
Murbeck: Crockpot Candy Chicken, Country Apple Dumplings, The S***" Bread Dip, Best Ever Steak Marinade, Sprouts & Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
From Mandymo13: Parmesan - Dijon Chicken, Ham & Cheddar Chowder Thanks Mandymo13
From Smeddley: Ham Balls, Sweet & Sour Green Beans Thanks Smeddley
From Scriblette: Lemon Grilled Cabbage Thanks Scriblette
From Banana731 Jesse's Hot Sauce Thanks Banana731 - good idea with the googledocs.
From Cinnamon Teal Thai Fish Curry
From mandys_momma Country BBQ Sauce, Best Ever Banana Bread Thank you mandys_momma
From Stepharella Cornbread Beef Bake
From Smeddley:Chicken Adobo Thanks Smeddley
From Sirael: Three Ingredient Artichoke Dip, Earl Grey Tea Cookies Thanks Sirael
From thetiniestpark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, Guinness and Chocolate Cheesecake
From tuba_nae Seven Layer Salad Thanks tuba_nae
From Brackish_Potato Chicken Pepperoni Thanks Brackish_Potato
From hockamama Sea Bass with Creamed Leeks and Soy Jus, Broccoli Casserole Thanks Hockamama
From Nilmerg Chocolate and Zucchini cake

... oh the list is getting longer and longer.
Thanks everyone!


i started cooking!!!


Those are PaleAngelLex's Hot Crushed Potatoes. I made a Tsaziki to go with them, because unfortunately the potatoes I had at home were super-floury and a bit dry. But they turned out so loooovely and crispy! Will make again for sure (with better tatties)!


DesignVigilante's Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes - tasted so yummy! Love the green peppers with the turkey!
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3  jellyfish-dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by freeli on: October 01, 2011 06:43:43 AM
So, this is the first time I'm brave enough to show some photos of something i sew!

I used a pattern, Kwiksew 3718, very easy, and some cheap denim fabric (next time I'll spend a bit more on the fabric, it is a little bit stiff and does not really drape at all). 

I'm quite happy how it turned out, BUT it looked a bit boring, even for ME and usually I do normally wear more the plain kind of clothes.

So i decorated it with two jellyfish! I used Pebeo Setacolour Pearl, it is slightly shimmery and that is why the photos look a bit odd, my legs are not really THAT pale altho I really got hardly any sun this summer. I used freezer-paper stencils for the bigger parts and just a fine brush for the thinner tentacles. It was the first time I painted on fabric and used stencils and so on, and apart from a few little blotches it turned out not too bad I think.

here are the photos, i hope they are not too big to be posted.







Thanks for looking
Smiley
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4  Intuitive Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by freeli on: September 29, 2011 06:56:26 AM
Found this lovely pattern for the Intuitive hat on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/intuitive
The pattern is very easy and fast to knit.


I love how it turned out. nice and semi-slouchy and i can forl up the brim and it is nice and not-slouchy.
used Rowan Felted Tweed DK, a bit too expensive for my taste but it feels loooooovely.
not sure now tho if I should try to block the top to make the nice pattern come out a bit more, but i think it might turn out too slouchy then ....

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5  to pleat or not to pleat! ???? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by freeli on: August 12, 2011 03:49:44 AM
I really like this skirt:



but of course when I tried to order it it was sold out. So i got some fabric, because it looks quite straight forward to me to make one like this. It just seems to be box pleats and a waistband (waistband same colour as inner layer), little hem. I think I might even have a pattern for that, just need to modify a bit to use waistband instead of yoke.

Now, I was wondering about the inner layer/under skirt:
Will I have to make the pleats there as well, or shall i make it more like an A-line or trumpet shaped lining? I cannot really see it from the photo. I'm just getting a bit worried that if I make the lining pleated as well I might end up with so many layers of fabric bunching all around me.

any advice greatly appreciated

Have a nice weekend everyone

Cheers
Lizzie

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6  Copper earrings and necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by freeli on: July 07, 2011 08:23:09 AM
I like copper! Got the earrings from the book 101 Wire Earrings and adjusted a necklace from The Complete Guide To Wire Beaded Jewlery to match the earrings.


copper bracelet and earrings by ilikeewoks, on Flickr


copper bracelet and earrings by ilikeewoks, on Flickr

Thanks for looking
  Kiss
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7  Wire Wrapped Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by freeli on: June 20, 2011 12:59:51 PM
This is my first try in wire-wrapping. Great tutorial on etsy, with step-by-step pictures (I hope I'm allowed to post the link here, I'm only telling where I got the tute, not promoting anybody's etsy-shop). I'm not too good yet with wire-jewellery, so there are a few ends and wirepieces sticking out. Smart me made knots right in the back of the stone so that the back of my hand and wrist is now quite scratched scratched - yes I'll need to practise that, haha!
Also I think I might have been a bit generous with the sulfur to oxidise it.

Anyway, I enjoyed making it and (after putting resindrops onto the scratchiest bits) to wear it.
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Thanks for looking, C&C greatly appreciated.
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8  Re: Big Project stitch-along 2011 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by freeli on: May 15, 2011 09:01:02 AM
Hello, I'm new here!

First I do have to say I absolutely adore all your work. After I started my first big project a while ago, I got even more humblyfied! Everybody here seems to be whipping thoe stitches up in no time!

I try to do 100 stitches a day, which takes me about an hour. Then it all gets fuzzy in front of my eyes, my neck hurts and I need to stop. Still, 100 a day is my goal. If I can keep it up, I should be done within about a half year - sigh! I honestly thought it would be faster. Oh well. Thanks to Audibles I got nearly 40 hours of unabridged Stephen King's The Dome to listen to while stitching, that should keep me busy for a while!

I made my own pattern with the KG software, and I'm hoping it will turn out well.
It's the Spartan from Halo.
 


I make it 150x110 sts (hope that counts as big project) on 16ct black Aida.

I got this far so far:


doesn't look like much yet and it is a bit darker in real, just the camera makes it a bit lighter. I'm not too sure about the blue, but that is what KG said to use, altho it seems to be more brown on the photo. Will see.

Cannot wait until it is finished! Hopefully nothing comes up and I'll finish this year, haha!

Keep on stitching everyone  Kiss
Liz
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9  Cross stitch: light or dark Aida? in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by freeli on: April 09, 2011 11:39:56 AM
Hiya everyone,

I have a question and hope you could help me. I got a pic from Halo that I'd love to make as a cross stitch picture. I used the free KG-Chart software to transform it into a stitch pattern (150x120 sts, planning to do it on 16ct Aida, probably 2 threads). The preview the program gave for the finished pic is this:



- I'm quite excited really, hehe -

But I was now wondering if I should take light or dark Aida? I know that dark background makes it quite difficult to find the wholes, but I wouldn't mind. Not in a hurry. It is just cause there is a lot of dark as well as light in the picture.
Also, whatever i go for, would 2 threads of floss be enough on 16ct Aida to cover the background?

I'm grateful for any advice  Kiss

Cheers

Liz

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10  Moss Agate Wrap Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by freeli on: January 19, 2011 03:21:53 AM
This is my first topic Smiley

I really like those beaded leather wrap bracelets. I've read somewhere on the net tho that they are so last year already, but it seems as if this trend has not come to the UK yet, unless I'm very blind and missed it.

i made one for me anyway. I used some nice dark green moss agate, round beads, 4mm with a dark brown leather, 1mm and some dark brown nylon bead thread. I love it.

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