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421  Re: Bookmark Swap 4 in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: November 16, 2005 05:37:55 AM
I got my bookmark from teraspawn yesterday evening...and it's already cozying up to one of the many books I'm reading Smiley  The bookmark is made from cardstock and definitely OOAK!  

Thanks again teraspawn!


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422  Re: One Tiny Thing Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: October 31, 2005 06:55:46 PM
starpiste...you're right about the measurements. I just took another picture and it will be posted shortly!  Here's another shot of the tiny notebook.  I had to retrieve the notebook from my purse Tongue

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423  Re: One Tiny Thing Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: October 31, 2005 05:53:33 PM
Loves2...a hint is that your item involves red. I really hope it gets to you soon. 

starpiste, it's really naughty of you to tell me the item is red...it just makes me more curious (and impatient)!  I would have hounded you for more hints if I didn't find an envelope with a Canadian stamp in my mailbox this evening!  Hell yeah!  Your tiny treasure is perfect!  A tiny notebook...done in vivid red and black.  I love that you added inspirational quotes on some of the pages Wink  The envelope style closure is definitely a good feature to have (I'd know that because my current notebook is in a pitiful state).  I'll definitely put the tiny notebook to use...actually, I've already put it in my purse!


I'm such a dork  Roll Eyes  I was so focused on getting the message posted that I forgot to include the picture.  Bah.  Here's the tiny treasure I received from starpiste!

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424  Tiny crochet hook...and a dozen of crochet stitch markers! in Crochet: Completed Projects by loves2experiment on: October 28, 2005 09:33:10 PM
Okay, it's actually a baker's dozen of crochet stitch markers.  I made this for a swap, but I thought I'd share it with everybody else because my swap partner has received the stitch markers and used the tiny crochet hook!?!  On with the pictures...

If you like Rothko's work, well, these are miniatures of Rothko-inspired art.  I used shrinky dink sheets and drew the images with coloured pencils.

Went a tad wire happy with blue glass beads!

Yep, that's the crochet hook in question.  Just how tiny is it?  Well, this is what my swap partner did with the crochet hook!

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425  Re: Greeting Card Craftalong in Craftalongs by loves2experiment on: October 16, 2005 07:08:33 PM
My cards for the October Greeting Card Craftalong:

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426  Tare Panda Purse - Part II of Simplicity 4490 Sewalong in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by loves2experiment on: October 06, 2005 07:27:54 PM
My attempt to sew pattern C from Simplicity 4490 was not a rousing success...mostly because I have a problem with following instructions  Sad  Oh, and I also used the wrong interfacing material Roll Eyes  Here's the link to what started this madness:


Sucker that I am, I was persuaded by Miss_michelle to try again.  This is my attempt on pattern D from Simplicity 4490!

I didn't have time to shop for fabric, but I did find this lovely thing in my fabric stash:

Basically, pattern D is a smaller version of pattern C.  Here's what I came up with:


I decided not to do the ribbon ties because I don't have the patience for ribbon ties.  What I did need, was a pocket for the little bits and pieces that get thrown in my purses:

Okay, I'm happier with my 2nd attempt, but the purse still needs a little tweaking before I can use it.  So here's a question for you (that is if you're still reading this!):

Since I decided not to do the ties, the middle portion of the purse tends to flop (even though I used the stiffest non-felt interfacing I could find).  Any suggestions on how to remedy this?!?

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427  Re: Ziploc Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: October 04, 2005 08:58:43 PM
There was a package waiting for me this evening when I got home from my SnB meeting.  Can it be?  Oh yes it is!  It's my crafty doodads from ilovepaper!  I was floored by the sheer generosity of my swap partner.  She rocks! 

The items were packaged in a quilted bag and a handmade zipper pouch: 

Here's the stash I received:

It's hard to see all the wonderful items she sent, so here's an inventory of the things that were crammed in the picture:

  • Fabric Really, really cute prints!
  • Confetti boucle yarn Im thinking, a mini coin purse?
  • Zippers Goodgrief.  Did she read my previous post about my fear of zippers?!?
  • Cross Stitch Kit This is too funnyI sent her one too!
  • Stickers Adding this to my collection!
  • Tub of red beads in glue Ive not seen this before.  Ill need ideas!
  • Ribbons (fabric and vinyl) and decorative fringes Purses, purses, purses!
  • An assortment of printed papers and papers with cool graphics Perfect for the greeting card craftalong
  • Notecards I might frame these
  • Simplicity patterns for quilt blocks and pillows Ill get more practice on working with patterns
  • Transfer patterns for embroidery Never tried thisshould be fun!
  • Stick on me hook & loop lettering system Boy do I have plans for this!
  • Applique patches and iron-on woven labels Adding to my stash!
  • Rubber stamp Adding to my stash!
  • Plastic doodads Ill have to think about thistheyre cool.
  • Beads, bells, buttons, pin backs, snaps, and animal eyes (and one nose too!) Perfect for some of the projects Ive yet to complete
  • Pair of wine bottle charms Goes next to my wine glasses
  • Raffia ribbon and tags - ?  Still thinking
  • Package of self-adhesive miniature presents Perfect for my mini Christmas tree

Whew!  That was a long list.  This swap beats having to go trick-or-treating during Halloween!  There are so many neat things, and I can't decide on a favourite item.  ilovepaper, thanks for making my first swap a terrific one.  You're a star! 

Rakuette, many thanks for organizing and making Round 2 of the Ziploc Swap a reality!  Grin   
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428  Re: Anyone up for a handbag sewalong? Simplicity #4490-C in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by loves2experiment on: October 03, 2005 09:19:43 PM
Okay, here's mine.  

The exterior shell of the purse:

Close-up of one of the sides of the purse:

The modified strap (since I chose not to use ribbon):

The end result:

This was the first purse I've made using a pattern.  It was frustrating trying to decipher the instructions (was it written in English?!?).  I goofed with my choice of fusible interfacing.  Apparently, stiff interfacing does not necessarily mean felt or fleece interfacing  Roll Eyes  I think I might have to make another attempt with the right interfacing materials...

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429  Re: bracelet bag - brown wool, hot pink flower, + lace! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by loves2experiment on: October 03, 2005 07:06:52 AM

That is sweet Smiley  I like your version better too (a matter of personal preference, I suppose...)!  The original is a tad too plain for me.  Good job!
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430  Re: Yummy Christmas Treat Recipes Anyone? in Recipes and Cooking Tips by loves2experiment on: October 02, 2005 04:28:23 PM

This year I'm making vanilla liquer for everyone, and obsene gingerbread cookies!
Check out my blog post about this cute cookbook I got to review: the Cookie Sutra...

answer if kids walk by the computer screen: she's tickling his feet!

Okay, that's freaking hilarious.  I once received Kama Sutra chocolates (yeah, they were pretty graphic...) but these cookies beat those Smiley 
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