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61  Re: The FOC secret project!! (SIGNUP CLOSED; FIRST MAILOUT 2/7/06). in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by knottydottie on: January 24, 2006 06:01:47 PM


       Supah Stah!
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62  Re: FOC secret swap in The Swap Gallery by knottydottie on: January 22, 2006 01:06:28 AM
 Shocked holy cow!!!!  I received today from my secret swap goddess!!!!  I got completely, i mean COMPLETELY spoiled!!!!!  

First off, I open this adorable green foiled box with matching lid to find a new friend to hang out with my sewing machine:

Isn't it adorable?!  I adore all things with googly eyes.

NEXT...I unwrap the sweetest shrinky dink charm EVER. seriously. meatwad totally totally rocks!

I smile every single time i look at it!  Meatwad is my hero, i just can't decide if i want to put him on a necklace chain, a keychain, or a zipper pull on my purse!!!!!!

and if that all wasn't enough....I also got 3 gorgeous pairs of earrings, they are so me, they fit my style perfectly!
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946FOC_Secret_Swap_1.jpg

the colors in the beads are beautiful...very subtle...and they are really quite elegant...
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946FOC_Secret_Swap_3.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946FOC_Secret_Swap_2.jpg

The branchy wire and bead ones must have taken so much time...they are begging for me to throw on a little black sexy number and hit the town!  I love love love everything so much! Whomever you are, you are quite talented and so thoughtful, thank you for such a wonderful gift!!!!  

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knottydottie
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63  Re: THRIFT STORE PURSE REVAMP 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by knottydottie on: January 20, 2006 08:51:22 PM
Here is the purse that I revamped for Cortag04! 

The awesomely bad before picture in terrible lighting and unflattering surroundings:




It matches my ugly brown carpet, blech.

And the fantastic transformation picture with flattering light and pleasing surroundings:



and the new lining, WITH a zipper pocket: (sorry...that was a HUGE accomplishment for me!)



and the new improved handle:



and the matching credit card holder:



This was such a fun project!  Will there be a....round three?  hehehe. 

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knottydottie



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64  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 4 in The Swap Gallery by knottydottie on: January 19, 2006 10:48:26 PM
hehe...oh the action shots...gotta love'em  Wink  I have even more to entertain you with!

My apologies to batgirl because it has been at least a month and i am just now posting pics, but my goodies she sent me have been getting daily use!!!  She sent me my wish for ponytail ties, and I got a ton of'em!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946ponyties_3_-_batgirl.jpg

look at em all!  i have a tough time choosing one each morning!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946ponyties_2_-_batgirl.jpg

and some great button ones:

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946ponyties_-_batgirl.jpg

and of course....the ponytie in action:



green felted beads on a ponytie!!!!!  It is my absolute FAVORITE!    

As an extra bonus, batgirl also made me her version of the neckscarf tie thingie i wanted:

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946neckscarf_action_-_batgirl.jpg

hehe...ahhh, self portraiture.  my hubby loves my new neck scarves, he's slowly being convinced that this swapping thing isn't so dorky after all!  Grin

Thank you Batgirl!
-knottydottie
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65  Re: Unconditional Swap January Gallery in The Swap Gallery by knottydottie on: January 19, 2006 10:30:52 PM
Ok..so i found some time tonight to take a ton of photos!  Here's a pic of the the great jewelry seaofstars sent to me!



I adore the color scheme, it is one of my favorites!  very life aquatic!  I was wearing the long stick pair of earrings today and a random girl at the coffee shop asked where I got them because she loved them so much!  I said...well...they were actually custom made for me...hehe....by this great designer in Michigan!  Smiley 

Thanks again seaofstars!

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66  Knitted Pink Ladybug Purse in Knitting: Completed Projects by knottydottie on: December 26, 2005 10:04:37 PM
I made this purse for a christmas swap and it turned out decent enough to post some pics finally! Smiley

It is a slightly modified version of a pattern in a book called "25 bags to knit" (which i highly recommend for those of you who are purse/bag obsessed) I used two different yarns, knitted together, for the entire bag.  one was a mauve colored silk ribbon and the other was a tweedy pink Rowan wool blend yarn.  I used size 10 circulars, first project on circulars, and i think i'm finally a circular convert! 






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67  Re: Winter Bag Swap Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by knottydottie on: December 18, 2005 11:31:39 PM
Yay, so glad you like the bag pinkmafia!  I took some pics of it before it left too, and well...i can't resist posting them cuz you can see more detail! Grin






and here is the great bag i received from pinkmafia!  It is a dark navy blue pleather material with a tree designed onto the front of it! that must've taken you forever! thank you so much!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946winterbagswap3.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946winterbagswap2.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19946winterbagswap1.jpg

 Grin great swap!
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68  Re: Gallery - Ongoing Wish Swap Round 2 in The Swap Gallery by knottydottie on: November 20, 2005 03:28:30 PM
since i'm posting pics for other stuff, i figured i'd also post the pics i took of the fingerless mitts i made for Bigmouth that she received last week.  Hope yah don't mind Bigmouth, but I still would love to see some actions shots of them in their new home!  Grin  



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