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1  Re: Twinches Needlework Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by LisasTeaTime on: June 10, 2014 12:24:38 PM
This is the wonderful twinchie that I received from fiberartsy! It's everything that I love, my Vespa, rainbows and abundant cuteness all in one! It's so perfect for me! As soon as I took this picture I hung it on the wall. I love it, love it, love it! Also included was a picture of her little one whom I adore! I love getting to see him grow and change from all the way across the country, he's the cutest little bug ever. I love the internet!

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2  Re: Twinches Needlework Swap Sign Up 5/15-5/22, Send Out 6/23/14 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by LisasTeaTime on: May 21, 2014 02:58:37 PM
Anyone here heard of 39 Squares?

I took part in that 39 Squares project a few years back, it was a blast! These were some of my first bits of embroidery, and I've gone on to do lots better things, but this is still one of my favorites. It's kind of mixed up and crazy, but I think that's why it holds a soft spot for me. I was 35 years old when I did this project, so I only did 35 squares.  Smiley

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3  Re: Protect Your Nuts in Needlework: Completed Projects by LisasTeaTime on: April 01, 2014 09:11:45 AM
I love your nut sack, Pam! I think everyone will love your nut sack! Especially this guy!

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4  Re: Crockpot Recipes and Tips in Recipes and Cooking Tips by LisasTeaTime on: January 16, 2014 11:07:33 AM
craftylittlemonkey I happen to have a copy of this recipe here at work because I've brought it to potlucks (always a homerun, there's never any left to take home!), and a few coworkers wanted it as well. I scanned the recipe it into a picture file, I hope you can read it okay and maybe even print it. Here ya go, enjoy!! Don't forget the ice cream, it takes this cake to a whole other level! Grin

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5  Re: 2013 Christmas Tree Along! in Winter Holidays by LisasTeaTime on: December 09, 2013 09:29:53 AM
What a fun topic, I LOVE seeing everyone's trees! This year I sprung for a noble fir, I've always wanted one, but they're usually just too spendy. This year, my niece is coming home for Christmas (she'll be here in two days - eeep!) so I decided there would never be a better reason, woohoo! So anyway, this is our main tree in the family room, we have two others, that I don't have pictures of yet; a Star Wars/ice hockey tree that I do up for mu hubby, and a white/candy colored tree in that's usually in my craft room, but this year the guest room to brighten up the space my niece will be staying in. Good times! And, whew! A lot of work!  Grin Tongue

Anyways, my tree!
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6  Bats In The Moonlight Pin in Needlework: Completed Projects by LisasTeaTime on: October 12, 2013 02:46:44 PM
Hi All~
This is an embroidered felt pin/broach I made for the recent Craftster Trick Or Treat Swap, I made this for I Sew Cute.

I learned a new, beaded stitch to make this pin, it's called the Beaded Picot Stitch. My friend sent me the directions which were great, but I found some YouTube videos that were also really helpful. This is a progress shot as I first started.

After I had the bats done and I thought I was finished, something just didn't seem right, like it was missing something.

I decided a few more beads would do the trick to add just a little more sparkle. I'd lamented to some friends about chasing the beads around with my needle, and a pal share a technique with me about slapping some tape around a piece of cardboard and putting your beads on the tape so it's easier to gather them on to the needle. Great trick, worked like a charm.

After the little beaded stars were added, I decided it needed one more thing, some texture on the moon. So I stitched over the moon using a big, uneven stem stitches with DMC Glow-In-The-Dark floss! It really glows, too!

Here's my pin all finished up and ready to flap away to it's new home with I Sew Cute! Bye-bye little pin, have a great life!

I'm really looking forward to using that beaded picot stitch again, it was pretty simple once I got the hang of it and I think it adds a pretty finishing element without being too fussy. Thanks for having a look!

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7  Coffin Curio in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by LisasTeaTime on: October 12, 2013 12:43:26 AM
Hi All,
This is something I recently completed for the Craftster Trick or Treat swap. I have very little experience with this type of craft, but I think it came out pretty well, thought I'd share.

I made a little coffin curio!

Here's a little detail shot of the top, made with three braided, fuzzy pipe cleaners, a silver pipe cleaner for the bow, a small piece of Halloween ribbon and a small, silver moon bead.

Here's a shot of the whole inside, opened up.

This is a detail shot of the inner left side featuring a tiny bottle of "Halloween Wishing Dust"

This is the inner right side...

I made the little pumpkin and tombstone with Fimo clay, I haven't worked with this stuff in eons - I need smaller fingers!

I Mod Podged a small label onto the back for my partner so if she has this for years, she'll remember who gave it to her and for what reason.

And one more glamour shot of the entire inside.

I really enjoyed making this piece, for me this took a lot of imagination and trial & error just because I don't have much experience with mini things, and paper crafting, but I was kind of going with the theory that too much is never enough, so I just kept adding and adding until I'd covered almost all the surfaces. I was overjoyed when my partner liked it - score!

Thanks for having a look!
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8  Re: Weekend Trick or Treat Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by LisasTeaTime on: October 11, 2013 05:44:46 PM
Hi All!
So happy to be able to share the goodies that I Sew Cute sent me, I love them so much!! I got my package in the mail yesterday but I didn't get to open it until this morning, it was a torture worth the wait! Wink

I opened the box to see this great big happy smile!

Oooh, candy!! I LOVE Warheads! I like giving them to my friends too, just to see their expressions, they're usually priceless!

Next out of the magic pumpkin bag was this fabulous necklace & pendant that I Sew Cute made for me, I love it! It's so glittery and deep, this picture doesn't do it justice.

She also painted me this terrific little notebook with a haunted teapot, I love it so much! Oh, and Halloween socks! I collect these, this package just keeps getting better!

And I've saved the best for last! Get ready for cuteness!

The sweetest, Halloween owlet ever! He's absolutely adorable! His little face is just darling, I just think he's the bees knees! He's definitely going somewhere great in my house so everyone can see him, just look at that mug!

Thank you so much for all my goodies, I can only imagine the amount of work making my little owl, that great necklace and painting that notebook took you, I couldn't be happier!

Thanks to Kittykill for putting this awesome, fast swap together for us, so fun!
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9  Re: Vintage Halloween Swap Gallery (Send Out 9/25) in The Swap Gallery by LisasTeaTime on: September 17, 2013 10:52:42 AM
Oh great goodies! You guys, Nix Kisses has spoiled me thoroughly! I got my package last night and I was able to take some photos this morning, are you ready for some serious eye candy?? Prepare yourselves!

First of all there is this amazing hand painted diorama, the cool ghouls on scooters! I love it! My husband and I both ride Vespas, so this is so perfect!

The dimension is great!

Nix Kisses knew of my obsession for Harry Potter too and she made me some awesome little goodies! This cake is like the one Hagrid gave Harry on his 11th birthday, and then there's Arnold, the Pigmy Puff -- squee!

She also made me a bunch of EXCELLENT Harry Potter location signs, everyone of them is totally accurate!

Then there's this sweet, little clothespin witch!

Her tiny perfect bow lips kill me!

These two guys are great! Dracula and Kitty! I stuck them in a jar of popcorn so they'd stand up Smiley

She also made me a scary suncatcher! I can't wait to hang these in my windows this Halloween.

So here's my package all together! SO much great stuff!! I'm over the moon!

Thank you, Megan! You made my first Craftster Swap a blast, you totally rock!  Grin Grin Grin
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10  Re: Vintage Halloween Swap (Sign ups CLOSED, Send Out 9/25) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by LisasTeaTime on: September 13, 2013 10:33:04 AM
Eeeeeeeeep!!! I'm so excited to see what you've made Meghan!

Boy, time sure flies! I came back to the thread and there was like 10 new pages of chat, lol, I had a lot of catching up to do. I've been crafting like a mad woman every evening after work, and late in to the night, in fact, I'm becoming slightly obsessed! This is so fun! I hope you like what I'm making for you too, Meg  Grin

Ok, so on the catching up on some things I missed in the thread, a couple of my favorite fall time spooky stories are also Sleepy Hallow, and something I love both the story and the movie, Something Wicked This Way Comes, so creepy! That movie used to scare the bejesus out of me when I was a kid. But my favorite story of all time has to be Harry Potter, which isn't too focused on Halloween, but it's a good time to celebrate it and I do! Here's a picture of my Harry Potter "shrine" that I build in my family room every October. I did mention I'm obsessive, right? It keeps getting bigger every year, lol...

Bunch more pictures and closeups can be seen here: http://lisasteatime.blogspot.com/2011/10/harry-i-mean-happy-halloween.html

Anyway, I'll definitely stay more in-touch so I can keep up with all the awesomeness, I can't wait to see the gallery of this swap!!
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