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1  Re: WoW(World of Warcraft) Swap Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by radiochu on: March 27, 2010 08:20:39 PM
yay! I received my package this morning too. it was awesome, because I've been sick this weekend, so this was totally what I needed to cheer me up Smiley

I totally got spoiled! so much awesome stuff. here is a group shot, minus a couple things (ignore my trashy room, please!):

a Horde crate, with a puzzle inside, little Horde and Alliance marbles to go along with the puzzle (it's a checkers set!), a hearthstone, hearthstone earrings, Horde earrings, and a mooncloth bag, full of gold coins from the Dalaran fountain Smiley I just realized I forgot to get separate pics of the earrings, but they're sooo cute. I love them!

first up, the Horde crate - "now with 100% more Horde" - and the 'mixed-up crests' puzzle inside, which has "both the Horde and Alliance puzzled." (she also included a picture that shows how the puzzle is supposed to look - it's a checkerboard, where each square is a piece of the Horde or Alliance crest, all mixed up. it looks awesome!)


here are the marbles that go with the game - so cute!


next, the hearthstone! the tag says it will return me to Starkville, which is where I live - very handy! it even has a little indent in the shape of a key on the back.


a Horde etched glass! totally straight off my Wist Tongue I love it so much. I tried to put a piece of red fabric inside so you could see the crest, but it didn't show up well in the picture. it's perfect in real life. this is my second favorite thing.


and my favorite thing -

a "Wanted Board," featuring my main, Arbitrary Cheesy it is so awesome, the detail on it is incredible. she even got my guild tabard! this is totally going on my wall, I love it!

thank you sooo much, ojy! and I'm so glad you liked all your goodies too! Cheesy
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2  we do what we must, because we can. in Knitting: Completed Projects by radiochu on: January 23, 2010 12:11:14 AM
I spent a few weeks as a test subject at Aperture Laboratories. it was winter during that time so they gave me a few pieces of warmer clothing to keep me comfy while I wasn't flinging myself through the air in decrepit test chambers. I was going through my room today, and found two of the items, a standard-issue Aperture Science Warmth Retaining Head Covering Device and a medium-female-human Aperture Science Body Heat Containment Apparatus, full safety instructions and proper use diagrams still attached...

okay, fine, I just knit them myself, but the first bit sounds like a way more interesting life.

hat:





(I totally Portal-ed it up for school this morning.)

sweater:







and just in case you're interested, hat chart here and sweater chart here on Flickr. let me know if you use them for anything! it'd be awesome to see them on other stuff.
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3  Crazy (and/or ridiculous) quilt-like t-skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by radiochu on: January 22, 2010 11:52:00 PM
After making a t-shirt quilt AND a full set of curtains to cover two windows, also out of t-shirts, I had an insane number of t-shirt scraps left over and really nothing to do with them. I had been kicking around the idea of making a crazy-quilt style something out of them, but I had no clue what. Tonight it suddenly clicked... skirt.

So I sat down in front of my sewing machine, and a couple hours, three bobbins, and way too many thread ends later...



...this awesome t-skirt was born.



(it doesn't hang that unevenly in the back, this is just a terrible picture)



And it's very hard to take a picture of yourself modeling a skirt! Anyhow, I love it dearly, and it actually turned out pretty well, despite my being an extreme novice sewer. I am proud of the things I did right though, and I even managed to put elastic in the waistband Smiley But I'm not making another one, at least not for a long time Tongue
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4  I'm clothing my room! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by radiochu on: August 28, 2009 04:34:00 PM
A while back I started a t-shirt quilt.  At the time it was sort of an aimless project, because up until recently I only sewed by hand so I figured it would be done when it got done.  Well, recently I moved into a new apartment, and I found myself wanting that quilt pretty badly, as well as being in desperate need of a set of curtains!  I still had a surplus of t-shirts, so I decided, what better way to make curtains than to match them with my quilt?

And so I have clothed my room!



Here is one set of finished curtains, or at least nearly finished - they need another tier at the bottom, but somehow I ran out of t-shirts.  I also need another set of curtains, since I have two windows in my room.  But so far, I'm quite pleased.

And last, but most definitely NOT least...



...the quilt!  Finally finished after nearly half a year on hold, because I bought myself a sewing machine for my birthday!  It's backed with a queen-sized jersey sheet, or at least most of one, and it's so warm and soft and cozy.

I'm so happy!  They're kind of wonky since I just started sewing with a machine, but I think they're pretty awesome, and I like how they pull the room together and of course add some much-needed color to my blah white walls  Smiley

Okay, please don't stalk me from the info on my shirts now, please  Smiley
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5  Jackson, MS - this city is on fire! in CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES by radiochu on: March 04, 2008 05:49:24 PM
There are a lot of things that are special about Jackson - International Ballet Competition, Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade (fourth largest in the nation!), home of Eudora Welty, Malaco Records...  and so much more.  I knew I wanted to do SOMETHING to represent my city, but there were so many things I couldn't pick just one.  And that's when I settled on it!

There is one thing about Jackson that no other (American) capital city can claim - we sit right on top of an extinct volcano!  Its peak sits 2900 feet directly below our coliseum.  So, in honor of this fact, I present...



A Jackson volcano collage!



Closeup on my cartoon of the coliseum.



Strips of tissue paper representing lava (yeah, I know, it's extinct, but how boring is an extinct volcano?  Tongue) and some pictures I printed off and cut up to give the mountain a little more pop.



And finally, a 'title' of sorts in the corner.  I love the smoke most  Smiley

It's a little silly, but I'm proud of it!
Besides, it shows off several great things about my city - obviously the volcano, plus it showcases the coliseum where a lot of good concerts, the rodeo, the state fair, high school graduations, and lots of other great things happen.  And of course the HEAT of a deep south summer!  Cheesy
Simple...  but I hope you like it  Smiley
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6  Dickinson Pullover in Knitting: Completed Projects by radiochu on: February 25, 2008 08:30:02 AM
I am so excited to finally be finished with this sweater!  I started it in September or so, and I said it would be my monogamous sweater project, with nothing else done until this was.  Well, I lied, and here it is February.  But I finished it!  So here are pictures  Cheesy





Sorry about the weird face!  Let's see...  this is the smallest size, made with 12 balls of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Lake Ice Heather.  I did it all pretty much by the pattern, except that I lost my size 7 needle tips for the neckline so I had to use size 4 instead, but despite being a pretty huge jump, I think it turned out well!

100% wool sweaters are WARM!  I knew they were, but I couldn't imagine HOW warm until I put this on!  It's so cozy  Cheesy
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7  Felted Noro pouch in Knitting: Completed Projects by radiochu on: November 14, 2007 12:12:12 PM
I don't know what it is, I've been on a felted bag kick lately.  Crazy.


Bag prefelting.  The colors are a little off, but hey.  Pretty.



Size comparison.  Didn't shrink a WHOLE lot; it mostly grew horizontally, which was a surprise since the last time I felted Noro it grew more vertically.  Weird.


And the whole thing finished.  I decided to use the purl side out, at least for now.  Might add a closure... not sure.  The handle is i-cord made out of SWTC Karaoke.  It felted really nicely!

I'm not entirely happy with it; I think I need to give it a good soak and block it some more.  I didn't catch it while it was still wet enough, last night.  But overall, it works, so I'm pleased.
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8  Felted bag in Knitting: Completed Projects by radiochu on: November 13, 2007 11:59:25 AM
I made up this bag as I went along from an image I had in my head.  All things considered I think it turned out well!  It's for a friend for Christmas, so I hope she likes it  Smiley




I think it looks better when it's standing up/being used and the sides aren't squished out like this, but it's a good way to show the colors and the rest of the bag  Smiley
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9  if you die in Canada... in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by radiochu on: September 16, 2007 03:18:15 AM
you die in REAL LIFE!

another xkcd special.  I'm pretty much loving this sleeve shape.  this one needed some more visual interest so I added a kangaroo pocket.  I also love kangaroo pockets.



just in case you missed it, it's one stick figure yelling at another, 'don't you get it?  if you die in Canada, you die in REAL LIFE!'

it looks better in real life, I promise.  Cheesy  (mainly it is not squished!)
(hey, I made the hat too.  Cheesy)

I feel prolific.
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10  I am kind of strange in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by radiochu on: September 16, 2007 01:08:00 AM
I'm kind of a huge fan of the webcomic xkcd.  I saw this particular comic and really wanted to put it on a shirt.  so I went to Wal-mart and as luck would have it the only white t-shirts they had were large and up...  I wear a small.  so I was like, whatever, I'll do a recon, and bought a 3X.


The text says, 'Before you talk to me, I should warn you:  I am kind of strange.'  I put a little 'xkcd.com' underneath the dinosaur because the image is under a Creative Commons license  Smiley  yay CC!!

excuse me looking all dramatic.  this is just to show the tendency of the shirt to want to go off-shoulder.  but that's cool, it looks kind of cool that way, I might wear it like that sometimes.

the back.  I tried to put a strap there to hold it up, but I didn't get it high enough or tight enough so it's mostly just decoration  Tongue  oh well.  it's cute.

the shirt's a little tight... haha, seam allowances should probably be a little bigger next time.  seems like every recon I do is like that... you'd think I'd learn.  whatever!  I'm happy with it, I think I'll wear it to class Monday.
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