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771  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Hoopla VS Yarnies - Signups Aug.19 - Sept.2; Sendouts Oct 1,2012 on: August 28, 2012 07:01:04 PM
i saw this the other day and nearly signed up, but the  thought I'd struggle to write a list of knitted stuff I want - I could think of maybe two items i REALLY wanted but that was it... then, stuff just kept occurring to me - it was like I had been filtering all the yarny goodness out because I knew I couldn't make it for myself....

(oh.... i just spotted the yarn (wool) and yarn (story) wordplay - can I come up with a good use for it?)

anyway, long story short, I just sent in my questionnaire  Grin can't wait to swap!
772  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Pi and I; a hoopla for your inner maths nerd on: August 28, 2012 04:07:53 PM
so, this joke is a bit of a cliche in maths-nerd circles, but it's fun in a kind of self-aware retro way - so when I saw it on the pinterst of a swap partner I knew I had to make it, especially as I was just finishing up a 7 months math module for my degree ... I tied to use her colours and I think that kind of worked with the sort of retro old-joke look I was going for

I tried to use her colours and I think that kind of worked with the sort of retro old-joke look I was going for. It was a pretty simple make, about 3/4 hours - mostly spent being uber careful to keep the font neat and tidy Smiley Hope you guys like it, cc always VERY welcome
773  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 84 Gallery!! on: August 25, 2012 05:45:41 AM
I recived my Jayne Cobb hat from Eiseldora.... cue awful action shot

You see a pyrotech walking backstage in a hat like that, you know she ain't afraid of anything

 Grin Thankyou!
774  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap roung 85 gallery on: August 14, 2012 10:43:17 AM
I recieved a brilliant parcel from Mrs-kay today

She claimed me for a big pencil case and she threw in some greta writing paper too - with some teacup and dinosaur designs so she obviously thought about what I'd like - plus a set of really cute butterfly & bird post-its Smiley

how cool is that wizard of oz fabric? Here's the other side

it's lined in orange too, and it's perfect to keep my massive supply of stationary in (seriosuly, as far as I can tell teh best part about going back to uni is it's an excuse to keep buying different types of highlighter)

Thank you Mrs-kay!!
775  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: is this cheating? embroidery kit... on: August 13, 2012 06:59:22 PM
Nothing wrong with using a kit - if you see one and like the design, why not??

Sometimes it can be more fun - someone has done the prepwork so you can get straight to stitching (I love designing too, but I'm not always in the mood for it. I use stitching to relax, whereas I need to already be relaxed to be sure I take my time picking out colours and the like).
Also, working from a kit can be more cost effective, especially to start, when you don't have a huge stash of threads to call upon Smiley

And... if other people like it you can tell them  where to get the kit so they can make their own!
776  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Button Hoops Colour wheel on: August 09, 2012 11:23:02 AM
Thank you all, I'm so flattered that you like them Smiley

Yes, I choose a neutral fabric so that I could back them all on matching fabric, I wanted something that would let the colours take centre stage. the one on Lindy's pinterest that inspired me was purple buttons on purple fabric - which looked great as an individual hoop, but I knew if I wanted to make a vari-coloured set it would be better to use a neutral fabric
And I am very lucky in my stash, all my friends know how much i love buttons and I regually get little bags of old ones that have been found languishing in the bottom of sewing baskets or the like  Grin
777  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 84 Gallery!! on: August 07, 2012 06:36:57 PM
apparently you can use sharpies on glazed mugs, then bake for 30 mins at 350, and they'll be handwashable - the review i read said after several dishwasher washes some of the edges were starting to go, but careful hand washing was fine. Haven't tried it yet myself, I'm still looking for porcelain paints, but having trouble finding the colours i want so I may resort to sharpie and see - I guess if it does come off i can just re-do in proper paint later Smiley
778  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Button Hoops Colour wheel on: August 07, 2012 11:23:34 AM
I made these for a swap partner recently - I spotted something similar on her pinterest with  note saying maybe a rainbow of them would be nice. Well, I decided to orientate them so they could be hung together to form a colour wheel:

Of course they could also be hung them the other way around (with the buttons on the outside of the wheel) or in a line, or completely separately, to suit whatever decor is going on already Smiley

here's a close up on the buttony bits:

I had fun making them, I love playing with buttons, and it was  a great chance to practice french knots!
779  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap roung 85 SU OPEN! on: August 07, 2012 03:27:10 AM
I claim Ewulotta for a supply package
This is my first claim this month
1 /0 /0

umm.... I still have an outstanding parcel from the last round, it's not late or anything just claimed it late in the month... it's currently in the post. Do I need to include that in my stats?

I'm a 26 year old living in London, UK. I work in west end theatre and am studying part time for a physics / maths degree. I'm a massive nerd, I love maths & science humour.
I'm a big bookworm too, i love fantasy / sci-fi type stuff, non-fiction and humour but will read anything put in front of me for long enough.
I am currently completely obsessed with Firefly, in addition to my ongoing crush on the weasley family. And I just discovered Doctor Who...
I need tea like most people need oxygen.
My other half is a motion graphic designer. He thinks he's a pirate rock-star, and dresses like Captain Jack crossed with Russell Brand. I think he's the most awesome person ever.

I wear mostly black & grey with highlights of red - i always wear red shoes. My dress sense is... low maintenance, I guess would be a nice way to put it! Day-to day I'm very casual, with a grungy/rock edge. But I love to dress up when i go out, in stupid-high shoes and a kinda rockabilly type look, some steampunk influences.... I tend to vary my 'dressed up' style alot, anything from the switchblade sisters to industrial revolution lady.

My decor taste is shabby chic, nothing ever matches, and I like to find new uses for old things - using something in a different or interesting way. mostly... background grey and neutrals, with splashes of really bright colour.
Nothing too mumsy or fussy, please - and nothing too pink and sparkly either!
I have a cat, and no allergies except bananas.
Essentially anything with a retro / rockabilly / steampunk type edge will make me happy.

my blog is very badly designed but i like writing it - it tells you a lot about me http://noodlesnoggin.blogspot.co.uk/
I do handsewing and embroidery, mostly, but I'll try my hand at most things. I knit very badly, and I like up-cycling stuff to find new uses or make boring things prettier. I am particularly experienced in cross-stitch, sock-toy crafting and making obscure Harry Potter puns.

I'm really looking forward to getting involved in this swap


Crafted stuff (**stared are the ones i super want  Cheesy )

1) A zombie gnome http://media-cache-ec7.pinterest.com/upload/15340454951174556_gEdbpmZz_f.jpg
2) ** A modified blue hoodie with grumpy bear ears and tummy patch http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/11188699044195820_H1PMQ1gV_f.jpg (grown up size - for me. Can give sizes)
3) a ribbon wrangler
4) an emission spectra scarf http://sternlab.org/2010/02/emission-spectra -  with silver elemental spectrum
5) cat themed TM patches
6 ) crochet hook  / knitting needle roll - I especially like the maurader's map ones like this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350747.0
7) ** a Goldie the gargoyle! from Neil Gaimen's Neverwhere. can be sculpted (ideally) or knitted what whatever - little in size, sort of sit in the palm of my hand size! http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/82753711872780523_Z1O1qKds_f.jpg
8.) ** box shaped make-up bag - this type of shape http://media-cache-ec0.pinterest.com/upload/82753711872942673_Rf8EAHzo_f.jpg
9) bookmarks - any style. I'm providing handmade bookmarks to go in the goodie bags at an event I'm attending in September, I'll need a couple of hundred in total so if you wanna  contribute a few that would be very welcome!
10) carbon atom ring http://media-cache-ec9.pinterest.com/upload/82753711872549202_HUKnchD9_b.jpg
11) snitch/watch http://www.etsy.com/listing/95155305/harry-potter-golden-snitch-pocket-watch but not on a chain  Smiley
12) harry potter 'weasley is our king' badge with altered burger king logo http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/82753711872548784_Ol5O0ZDq_f.jpg
13) mug hug with a skull on it. black & red. (for my boyf)
14) bath bubbles or other bath stuff with manly scents, for my rock n roll boyf who frequently texts me from inside a hot bowl of bubbles
15) Letter writing paper - I am pen friends with my great aunt & uncle, who live in Canada (Great as in my grandma's sister, as well as in really cool people) so I would love some decorated paper to write to them on
16) ** a big pencil case - big enough to get a scientific calculator (along with a few pens, highlighters & post-its) inside - dosesn't need to be fancy, just a pouch wit a closing at the top Smiley
17) ** A coin purse, big enough to fit a few coins and 2 credit card sized cards (to keep in my gym bag with change for the lockers and my membership card)
18) a knitted/crochet (or other plushie) little Pigwidgeon (Ron's small, messy owl from the HP books)  Grin I love pig!
19) hoopla or wall art based on my pinterest board http://pinterest.com/noodlesnotions/hoopla/ I know the board is called hoopla, but you don't have to make me hoops - you don't have to embroider, either, if you prefer to paint or papercraft or whatever instead - each item has what I was thinking when i pinned it so please read the comments
20) a tardis stamp - couple of inches tall (this could be store brought too, if you can find one!)

feel free to raid my pinterest http://pinterest.com/noodlesnotions/ and ask if there is something there you'd like to make

1) porcelain paint pens in tans and browns
2) frames - i love unusual frames to put my embroideries in. At the minute I am particularly looking for frames to fit these picture sizes (6'' x 5'') (7'' x 10'' something quite 60s style for this one) (12'' square). second hand is fine, don't need to have glass in them - just a frame and back. I'm really into interesting detail and colours when it comes to frames.
4) waterproof ink for stamping fabrics - any colours, but especially black, grey, brown.
5) seed beads in silver or pearl
6) small, in fact tiny, silver or pearl buttons - the type with holes (not shanks). matching sets or just random odd ones is fine
7) matte mod podge
8.) glow in the dark embroidery thread
9) Indian Rupee coins or notes
10) tweed / wool type fabrics
11) embroidery thread - perle or anything with an interesting texture. any colours
12) any Gorjuss cross stitch patterns (except 'new heights') - used / photocopied is fine as long as they are readable
13) any letter stamps - any font / any size (for stamping on fabric)
14) a clock mechanism to make myself a hoopla clock with
15) Nerdy fabrics - with maths / science  type prints, or star wars fabric / alice in wonderland/ superhero type prints
780  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 84 Gallery!! on: August 05, 2012 12:56:59 PM
love the detailing on the edge of that hoop
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