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1  Re: 2007 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go he in Halloween Costumes by rratstarr on: November 05, 2007 07:23:06 AM
I'm late posting this, but I had a couple days after Halloween where I just didn't go online.  Here's my little Wolf Man:



The shirt, pants, and hood were from patterns found in Ottobre design and Burda World of Fashion pattern magazines I had on hand, and the gloves and leg fur-thingies were improvised.  Grin  He carried a little stuffed Wolf Man around, but somehow we didn't get a picture of him with it.

Since he was born in October, it's technically his second Halloween, but it's the first one where he actually dressed up and left the house.
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2  Re: Bargain hunter rd2 in The Swap Gallery by rratstarr on: October 09, 2007 06:13:52 AM
I'm sorry I'm super late posting pics of my two $5 swap packages!

First I received from cfbandit, and I'm blown away that she was able to get all of this for just around $5!

A baby playmat (I'm expecting a baby in January).  This is great because I have a lot of little toys I can hang off the links, and the links work well to attach elsewhere!  My son is probably a little old for this, but as you can see he was very interested once I set it up:


Then (clockwise from top left) cute salt & pepper shakers handpainted with cherries, electric scissors, a car bottle warmer, shopping list, tiny crayons in a CD case, and three handknit dishtowels - a blue one with a skull stitch pattern and two red ones with cherries.


Tally:
yarn for dishcloths - $4.47
electric scissors - barn sale - $0.25
crayons - Joann grand opening - $0.25
cherry salt & pepper shakers - leftovers from estate sale - free
baby play area - leftovers from estate sale - free
car bottle warmer - garage sale - $0.50

Total = $5.47

Thanks for all the cool stuff, cfbandit!

Next I received from craftydeb - she kindly posted the pictures here already, but here's a shot of one of the skull onesies in action:


I love everything Deb sent me too - the project bag is very cool, and in one of my favorite colors!  Admittedly I haven't really played with the scrapbooking software yet, but it's definitely a motivator to get started with scrapbooking.  Thanks, Deb!
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3  Re: Crafty Onesie/Lap Tee Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rratstarr on: September 28, 2007 12:11:49 PM
Glad you like them sajona!  My applique doesn't look as nice as yours, but I don't think I used the right kind of stabilizers - I hadn't ever appliqued knits before!

I got a closeup shot of the beaded ants before I sent:
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4  Re: Crafty Onesie/Lap Tee Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rratstarr on: September 24, 2007 02:15:37 PM
I received from Sajona over the weekend!   We swapped two onesies, my set were for my son and his brother, who will be born in January. 

Here's a modeled shot of Spencer - it's big on him now, but will hopefully fit perfectly in January/February:


And here's the onesie for his brother-to-be:


Sajona made both of these onesies from scratch!  Thank you, I love them!!!
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5  Re: Shop the Swap SUPPLIES ONLY Round 4 ~ September in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by rratstarr on: September 04, 2007 12:03:58 PM
Welcome to rratstarr's Craft-O-Rama!
Open for business!
Tongue


Three Point Items:
Ten full spools Ivory 1/8" Spool-O-Ribbon - (3)



Yarn Girls knitting journal - (3)


Stitch N Bitch knitting journal - (3) This was removed from the plastic but never used.
No picture yet, but see it here.sold to diamunds

Two Point Items:

Vintage embroidery transfers - (2) flowers, butterflies, strawberries, etc.


3 yds white ball fringe - (2) I'd prefer for this to go in one piece.


Lily rubber stamp - (2) this is approximately 3"x4"


One Point Items:

6 x 15" pieces of red ball fringe - (1) one piece didn't make it into the picture.


1 yd red cotton fringe - (1) multiple continuous yards available.  The loose end of the fringe will still be bound to prevent tangling.


Five Czech glass skull beads - (1) these are transparent gray glass beads with the face etched in and filled with white paint.  More than one set is available.  For scale, the baggie is 2"x2". one package sold to psyche - 4 remain.


three spools of craft wire - (1) two 26 gauge and one 24 gauge - the two that are outside the package are barely used, but the outermost layer of wire is a little oxidized, which makes it not shiny.


ephemera pack - (1)
I will stuff a large envelope full of ephemera - vintage and new magazine clippings, pages from old books, stickers, fancy and printed paper, bags, envelopes, cards, train tickets, postage stamps, labels, ribbon, trim and yarn scrap, confetti, sequins, etc.  Perfect for making ATCs, cards, scrapbooking; I'm sure I don't have to tell you what to do with ephemera!!!
(no picture yet)

snack-sized baggie of lavender - (1) one bag sold to jamiewatchthestars - 2 bags remain.
snack-sized baggie of calendula - (1)
snack-sized baggie of comfrey - (1)
snack-sized baggie of rosemary - (1)

(or a baggie containing any combination of any of the above for one point)
(no picture)

1. circular knitting needle size 3mm - (1) - length 60cm/US size 2, length approx. 24 inches
2.circular knitting needle 6.5mm - (1) - length 80cm/US size 10.5 length approx 31 inches
1.2.

3 samples of colored mica powder - (1)
1/4 tsp samples; one each of green, magenta, and silver. These are iridescent and the photos don't show that.  Mica can be used in cosmetics (they are safe for eyes and face, although I'm not sure about lip use for these particular micas), soapmaking, you can mix it with clear nail polish to paint your nails with, or add it to paint.  I'm guessing you could find a use for it in rubber stamping and polymer clay too.



Half Point Items:

Big bag of fake flowers - (1/2)
Several realistic red poppies, as well as some small pansies and daffodils.  Also included are some glue-on pin backs.


Vintage sewing patterns - (1/2)
Click on each thumbnail, and you should be able to see the size & bust measurement for each one.  If you can't, let me know and I can check the envelope.






Vintage knitting pattern booklets - (1/2)
PM me if you would like to see the inside of any of these.  The baby ones have all the patterns on the covers; the others all have other patterns pictured inside.




coming soon: candlemaking supplies, yarn, fabric, Huh

Sent          Recieved

Sold:
rratstarr to jamiewatchthestars - lavender - 1 point
rratstarr to psyche - Glass Skull Beads - 1 point

SEND BY SEPT 23
rratstarr to diamunds - Stitch N Bitch knitting journal - (3)


Bought:
nosusanfx to rratstarr bedazzler, attachments, etc - 3 points
XbelovedXoneX To rratstarr - McCall's M4607/ All sizes/ Misses' hats - (1/2)
XbelovedXoneX To rratstarr - Knit n Style February 2007 - (1/2)
KraftyKT to rratstarr - Bag of thin black chain - (1)


Started With: 5      Available Points: 7          Pending Points: 0
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6  Re: Shop the Swap SUPPLIES ONLY Round 3 ~ August in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by rratstarr on: August 13, 2007 02:17:58 PM
    Welcome to rratstarr's Craft-O-Rama!
    Open for business!
    Tongue

    reduced to 2 points three points - Vintage cotton terry (woven), loops on both sides, the loops on the back aren't as thick as the ones on the printed side.  2 3/4 yards.


    SOLD TO *k*two points - vintage blue abstract flower print fabric 2+ yards

    SOLD TO GatsbyGirltwo points - funky pink/orange vintage print fabric 2 2/3 yards

    1/2 point per yard- floral print flannel, multi yards available for each (blue and red have the same print pattern, olive and tan have the same print pattern) tan is SOLD to chrissiemags:


    1/2 point  - vintage ski print flannel (color is off, this is white) one yard


    one point per yard - flannel fabrics: red motorcycle silhouette and text saying "Motorbike" and blue stars & sneakers with text saying "Sneakers"


    one point - five Czech glass skull beads - these are transparent gray glass beads with the face etched in and filled with white paint.  More than one set is available.  For scale, the baggie is 2"x2".


    sold to LaughingLark! one point - a bunch of seed bead assortments: these are all assortments such as multi-colored silver lined seed beads, multi colored pearlized finish seed beads, and a couple two-color assortments I made for various projects - I may add more if I find them.  The camera kept focusing on the carpet for some reason, but they're just seed beads - the color is pretty accurate:

    one point - three spools of craft wire - two 26 gauge and one 24 gauge - the two that are outside the package are barely used, but the outermost layer of wire is a little oxidised, which makes it not shiny.


    reduced to 1/2 point one point - big bag of fake flowers.  Several realistic red poppies, as well as some small pansies and daffodils.  Also included are some glue-on pin backs.


    one point - ephemera pack - I will stuff a large envelope full of ephemera - vintage and new magazine clippings, pages from old books, stickers, fancy and printed paper, bags, envelopes, cards, train tickets, postage stamps, labels, ribbon, trim and yarn scrap, confetti, sequins, etc.  Perfect for making ATCs, cards, scrapbooking; I'm sure I don't have to tell you what to do with ephemera!!!
    (no picture yet)

    one point - snack-sized sandwich baggie stuffed with lavender, calendula, comfrey, or rosemary (or a combination of any of these)
    (no picture)

    1/2 point - 1/4 teaspoon of colored mica in a baggie - choose from green sparkle, magenta sparkle, or silver sparkle.  They will be the size of the green and magenta shown in this picture.  These are iridescent and the photos can't show that.  Mica can be used in cosmetics (they are safe for eyes and face, although I'm not sure about lip use for these particular micas), soapmaking, you can mix it with clear nail polish to paint your nails with, or add it to paint.  I'm guessing you could find a use for it in rubber stamping and polymer clay too.


    1/2 point each - Vintage sewing patterns

    Click on each thumbnail, and you should be able to see the size & bust measurement for each one.  If you can't, let me know and I can check the envelope.







    SOLD Patterns:
    http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/rratstarr4sale/patterns/DSC04775.jpg sold to *k*
    http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/rratstarr4sale/patterns/DSC04767.jpg sold to *k*

    1/2 point each - Vintage knitting pattern booklets

    Let me know if you would like to see the inside of any of these.  The baby ones have all the patterns on the covers; the others all have other patterns pictured inside.




    one point each
    1. circular knitting needle size 3mm, length 60cm/US size 2, length approx. 24 inches
    2.circular knitting needle 6.5mm, length 80cm/US size 10.5 length approx 31 inches
    3.circular knitting needle 2mm, length 100cm/US size 0, length approx 39 inchessold to *k*
    1.2.3.

    EVERYBODY LOVES FREE STUFF!!!
    add any of the above to your order for nothing but a smile!  (Proof of smile not required.)

    • 3"x4" baggie of junk jewelry, game pieces, and buttonsclaimed by *k*
    • 2 dozen cards of embroidery thread (labeled with what I assume is the DMC item#)claimed by chrissiemags
    • sandwich baggie of assorted small to medium fabric scraps
    • a pair of plastic straight knitting needles - let me know your size preference and I'll see if I have it.
    • a bunch (about 3-4 oz) of vintage plastic buttonssorry, I think I've used up all I care to give away of the buttons for now. Embarrassed

    coming soon: candlemaking supplies, yarn odd balls, more fabric, etc.

    Sent          Recieved

    Sold:
    SEND BY AUGUST 20
    rratstarr to diamunds - ephemera pack - 1 (plus free buttons)
    rratstarr to LaughingLark - seed bead assortments - 1 (plus free buttons)
    rratstarr to *k* - one set of Czech glass skull beads (1 point)
    rratstarr to *k* - vintage blue abstract flower print fabric (2 points)(plus free buttons)


    SEND BY AUGUST 21
    rratstarr to chrissiemags ~  4 1/2 yards tan floral flannel ~ (2) (plus embroidery floss cards)
    rratstarr to GatsbyGirl - Funky Pink/Orange Vintage Print Fabric - (2)


    SEND BY SEPTEMBER 4
    rratstarr to aeronberry - Czech glass skull beads - 1pt(plus free buttons)

    Send by Sept. 6

    rratstarr to *k* - Vintage sewing pattern, McCalls 2442 (1/2 point)
    rratstarr to *k* - Vintage sewing pattern, Simplicity ?742 (1/2 point)
    rratstarr to *k* - Circular knitting needle, 2mm/US size 0 (1 point)(and free baggie of junk jewelry etc.)

    Bought:
    *k* to rratstarr - #16 Vogue 7325 vintage/retro hat patterns - 1
    *k* to rratstarr - #30 Angel Foods Cookbook - 2
    LaughingLark to rratstarr - two sets of four french beaded blackberry charms - 2
    LaughingLark to rratstarr - Set of beaded flowers that look like orchids -1
    LaughingLark to rratstarr - Yellow jade chips, about 32" long -1
    snowyangel to rratstarr - 13 shirt collar trims - 1


    FINAL END OF ROUND 3 POINTS: Started With: 3      Available Points: 7          Pending Points: 0
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    7  Re: Bargain Hunter Swap Gallery~ in The Swap Gallery by rratstarr on: August 11, 2007 03:31:46 PM
    I got home from work today to find a package on the dining room table!  That was fast - coast to coast in two days!

    Here is the loveliness that mamaAnn sent me:

    black and silver baby yarn - I'll have to knit something for one or both of my babies out of this stuff!



    gorgeous purple crocheted shopping/project bag (a bit of my preggo belly snuck into that shot):



    cute little purse with clear pockets on both sides, that she embroidered little felt patches for - side 1:



    side 2 - apparently the fact that one cherry is embroidered and one is rhinestones is a mistake - but I wouldn't have known that unless she wrote it in her note to me:



    veg magazines, scrapbooking magazine, craft project book, infant layette pattern, and project sheets:



    and her fabric "score" - and BIG score is right - two yards of iridescent silk dupioni!!!  On top of it are a skull patch, white piping, a purple bracelet and earring set, and a sequin Halloween mask:



    I almost forgot to take a picture of the knitting needle, so I took a pic of it with the bracelet/earring set out of the package:



    Thank you, mamaAnn, everything suits me perfectly!  Wow - you are some bargain shopper.  I can't wait for you to get your package now!

    mamaAnn's tally post:
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179249.msg1953815#msg1953815
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    8  Re: knitty's kyoto in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by rratstarr on: November 21, 2004 10:19:23 AM
    Okay, here's the first three inches:





    I started knitting a little tighter to see if the holes close up.  If it works, I might frog and start over to make it tighter.  Thoughts?

    Did you do a swatch in the pattern stitch?  Try washing it; the yarn might "bloom" a bit and close up the holes.

    I just did about five inches of regular seed stitch for my first self-designed pattern, and I'm worried about running out of yarn before I'm finished.  If I do, I might frog and turn it into a modified version of kyoto.  Wink

    -S
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    9  I made my tiara in Weddings and Bridal Showers by rratstarr on: October 24, 2004 08:49:06 AM
    Okay, my wedding was months ago, so I finally have time to post things now.

    Here's the tiara I made (also posted on my blog at www.getcrafty.com):



    I posted some vague directions on my blog, http://getcrafty.com/blogs.php?user=rratstarr, but I can get more detailed if anyone's interested.

    -S
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    10  Bag made from dishtowel & rings in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rratstarr on: October 15, 2004 06:46:39 PM
    This is also posted in my blog at getcrafty:



    The former goth in me was attracted to some dishtowels that were on sale after Halloween a couple of years ago.  However, a Halloween-theme kitchen did not appeal.  I (finally) decided to use the towels for their fabric.  A later garage sale find yielded some aluminum rings that were perfect round purse handles (they were originally for some sort of hardware use, the woman who sold them to me said they were spacers, but she didnt know exactly what they were for).

    Anyway, the result is this cute bag!  I have a feeling this purse-making thing is going to be addictive...

    -S
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