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221  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by bananaleg on: March 25, 2011 12:32:11 PM
So, a couple months ago, Fullmoon asked me if i would be interested in a personal swap. I said of course! We decided to send a monster stuffie that was big enough for cuddling. Cheesy
This is what she sent me (my favorite color is purple):


And this is the guy i sent her:
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222  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: March 12, 2011 09:21:56 PM
More mitts! I'm obsessed. I need action shots.

My niece was not enthusiastic about modeling for me.

This cowl is from baby blanket yarn. It is SO soft and pillowy! It's meant for an adult, but it's adorable on her. Cheesy

And my March-themed item! I actually went with the theme for once. Argyle (loooove argyle) and "green!" I love making these coffee cozies.

I've also got a bag cut out and ready to be sewn in the same argyle flannel and an organic cotton t-shirt.

With all the t-shirt scarves and bags i make using t-shirts... i've got tons of t-shirt material. All from the armpits up. I definitely have plans for the sleeves at some point. And i want to look into making t-shirt yarn out of the small scraps.
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223  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: March 08, 2011 01:00:12 PM
Finally finished all three of our hats for the St. Patrick's Day Dash. I didn't have enough of the kelly green, so mine was finished with the lime used for the stripes.

They're all supposed to be reversible, but the stripes do make it look a little weird. Oh, well.

Oh, and astormorray, your yarn is beautiful! If you ever want to swap some of your handspun yarn for something... just let me know.
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224  Re: PostSecret Round 14 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bananaleg on: March 08, 2011 11:02:50 AM

"I have considered leaving my significant other BECAUSE: he can't keep the house CLEAN"
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225  Re: PostSecret Round 14 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bananaleg on: March 06, 2011 12:19:09 PM
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226  Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: March 06, 2011 12:07:25 PM
My inchies:


After going to Kaua'i last summer, i fell in love with it. Though i'd been there a few times before, i never felt like it was a place i could stay for very long (the sun doesn't really like me, and i tend to break out in heat rash)... but this past summer, it just felt like home. I memorized the Hawaiian alphabet, started looking up Hawaiian words, worked on my pronunciation and even bought a Hawaiian dictionary because i just fell in love! Aaaanyway, i came up with a little mantra (i guess you could call it):

ahonui, lokahi, 'aka'aka
patience, harmony, laughter

I love German stuff. I had one of those day calendars with German phrases a while back, and i kept all of them in case i wanted to cut them up and make something with them.

It means "Today is a rainy day." It was raining A LOT while i was making these, so it just fit. Plus, i'm from the Seattle area, so it fits a lot around here. Smiley

"Tomorrow is another day."
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227  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: March 04, 2011 12:45:55 PM
I have found that you can take the ugliest fabric imagineable and make coiled fabric bowls that look great! I think that is why I am not able to destash...I know that every single piece can be made into SOMETHING!! Cheesy
Ooh, i want some of those bowls! Someday, i will figure out how to use a real machine (i have a tiny, little machine) and make myself some!

I feel like i've been doing more than my pictures show.
I made another of my little needle holder things for a friend with some Disney Princess and their horses flannel. I didn't get a picture before giving it to my friend, but it was cute. I have more of the flannel, so maybe i will make another.

I've been working on this hat:

I'm making a few green hats for my friends and me to wear for the St. Patrick's Day Dash. The stitch i used is reversible. The first two photos are actually the "inside." The last is the "right way." Here's one, i couldn't get good photos:

I made these hugs fingerless mitts the other day. My first time attempting that sort of thumb gusset. I didn't take good enough notes while i made the first one, so the second one came out a tiny bit shorter. Oops!

I made this shark bag for a friend. I want to keep it even though i don't care for sharks. It's nice and big! And i made it reversible! Cheesy

I used an old t-shirt for the inside, and it's kind of stained... but she likes the person to whom the shirt used to belong, so i knew she wouldn't mind. Wink
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228  Re: PostSecret Round 14 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bananaleg on: March 04, 2011 11:57:14 AM

"when people empathize with every secret and comment on every freaking postcard. Thank god for the 'show images only' button!"

"I've been here BEFORE!"
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229  Re: PostSecret Round 14 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bananaleg on: March 04, 2011 11:51:47 AM

"I want to marry Jack Johnson in the worst way."
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230  Re: PostSecret Round 14 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bananaleg on: March 04, 2011 11:50:55 AM

"I knew about your CF before i fell in love with you, but that doesn't stop me from getting violently angry whenever i think about the fact that you are going to die before you're 40."

"Keep breathing easy, love."
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