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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 34 Gallery on: June 01, 2008 09:22:06 PM
Well, I guess I will post the yarn I dyed for elmpixie:



I also sent her some undyed wool for felting, but that just looks like a blob of off-white stuff so use your imagination there.
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 34 on: May 26, 2008 02:25:06 PM
I claim catpants for A two-yard niddy noddy. This is my third claim this round, two sent.
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Hello! I'm in Florida, USA and this is my list:

CRAFTED:

I LOVE BambiKhantastic's octopus hoody: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80615.msg846925#msg846925
I would love something like this as either a T-shirt, ribbed tank, or a hoody. What I love about it is the size of the image and the placement, the subject matter (sealife), and the artistic ability. These colors are great as is, but I would wear this or something similar in any colors. Size medium would be best and I love the plain Hanes tees in size L in the boys section at Wally World.
$I know hoodies are expensive so I will send you a hoodie to decorate for me  if you'd like.$

A colorful and/or decorated knee-length skirt
(About 20" - 21" long). A-line, wrap, or something that doesn't hug like a pencil skirt does. Please no ruffly ruffles, tiers, gathered waist or elastic waist. I'm size 4, but PM for measurements if necessary.

A pair of light-weight cotton pajama pants
with one or two back pockets. I can't have too many pairs of them. Thanks, Therisa, for the pair you made me!

MP3 player accessories.
I really need a casing for my earbud cords. I have a specific design in mind for a knitted casing that would be like a turtleneck that I could scrunch down when using them. I don't like to knit, nor can I get the hang of i-cord, which is what I think would be perfect for the task. I tried crocheting something, but it didn't work well. A pouch to keep the player and buds in would be neat, too, with maybe a strap on the pouch so I could hang it on a doorknob or hook so I will have a reliable place for it. Right now the whole contraption looks like a wiry dead worm that had its last and very painful throes of life on the couch, coffee table, or wherever I ended up tossing it.

Set of embroidered queen-size pillow cases.
Here are some examples of ones I like:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162104.msg1639401#msg1639401
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=94274.msg913587#msg913587

A sturdy change purse.
Something with a little more oomph to it than a simple zippered pouch.
This is for all my coin change that wallows in the bottom of my pocketbag. Please make it so it closes all the way so the change won't fall out when I do cartwheels down the street. I'd also like it to be somewhat rigid, not floppy like how quilting cotton is. So I'm thinking materials like duck cloth, vinyl, heavy-weight interfacing, corduroy, leather, pleather, knaugahide, etc. would be well-suited for this project.
Here are some examples of ones I like:
http://www.shopkawaii.com/Ark-Road-Black-Cat-Coin-Purse-Chasing-Yarn-p/aff109.htm
http://haydenharnett.com/index.cgi?action=detail&style=CAPRIBLK&image=zoom&back=http%3A%2F%2Fhaydenharnett.com%2Findex.cgi%3Faction%3Dcoin_purses
http://cache.wists.com/thumbnails/5/43/543970da417b067b25da191266454c6e-med
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=AEABE77BCD9B0473BD57E56F3C4AA546.app11-node2?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=14474118&parentid=W_ACC_BAGS&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=
http://www.alwaysmod.com/unikko-medium-coinpurses.html

An Ewok Dog Costume.
Here's a pic of an Ewok: http://eegah.files.wordpress.com/2006/05/ewok.jpg
Here's a pic of my dog: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/502938220_a24413fd86.jpg?v=0
Wouldn't he make the cutest Ewok?

A knitted dog sweater.
Here are some I like:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17687379@N03/2404358548/ (but more manly)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/herzogbr/315275198/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16435956@N00/1391488558
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8863942@N06/1494655985
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10138430@N03/859035700
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/buster/buster.html

HUGE WISH: A set of embroidered burp cloths
(hand or machine) with funny words like these:
http://plainmary.com/grossburpset1.html - but in girlie colors. My good friend just had a new baby girl and I would love to give these to her! But I can't justify spending that much on them when, if I knew how to embroider, I could make them myself for a lot less, you know? I'll be visiting her during the last weekend in May or maybe in June sometime and I'm so excited to meet the new addition to her family!

T-Shirt for the man in my life:
My man hates Hillary Clinton and he has been bugging me to make him a shirt that has a picture of her with devil horns and says "Hillary  is the devil!" but I don't have a printer that will do it.
Or a t-shirt with this image on it - http://www.sonheir.com/cubsjapanese.menjersey.php?gclid=CKqspY63_pICFRMHxgodnU4vGQ (he doesn't like the raglan style and wants it on a regular T-Shirt).
The shirt should be size Large in men's and a low-key color like cornflower, beige/khaki, gray, sage

One of those gorgeous slouchy neck warmers
in a soft cozy yarn.
I like these:
http://www.littleknits.com/proddetail.php?prod=HSLaceSmokeRingA49
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8548487

Sprite slippers like these (size 6):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15921435@N04/2230908475

CRAFT SUPPLIES:

A pattern to knit a scarf like this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53139463@N00/2233868318
Thanks, Sansa!

Scented fragrance oils for soaps:
I love the following scents:
 - peppermint
 - pine
 - cloves
 - cedar
 - coffee
 - patchouli
 - lavender
 - grapefruit
 - rhubarb

A sturdy rectangular container for a soap loaf mold.
Something that's about 5" wide and 4" high and about 12" long. I will be lining it with wax paper so it doesn't matter what it's made out of as long as the sides are straight, without any incline or decline, and sturdy.

Poly clay supplies and accessories.
I have plenty of clay and I'm starting to get the hang of it and I really enjoy the craft, but I could use some tools or other things I haven't been able to find in my neck of the woods. I would especially like some liquid sculpey or whatever it is that I can "glue" two bits of clay together before baking the piece. Another thing that would be cool would be one of those bendy slicers. A little rolling pin would be nice, too. I use a ball-point pen right now or something else that's handy, but those are just not all that great at rolling out clay. Since I am not that big into the clay craft yet, I am not sure what else I need or want, so whatever you think might be helpful or useful. I am not into those press molds, though.
Thank you, Avesthel!

Crafting Books/Magazines (used is wonderful!):
- "Omiyage : Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition" Thank you, Avesthel!
 - "The Best of Interweave Knits: Our Favorite Designs from the First Ten Years"
 - "The Knitters Bible Knitted Accessories"
 - "A Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton - Handkntting Collection number Two"
 - "The Crochet Stitch Bible"
 - "Moda-dea Accessories Collection 1"
 - "Not Your Mama's Crochet: The Cool and Creative Way to Join the Chain Gang"
 - "More From Magnolia: Recipes from the World Famous Bakery and Allysa Torey's Home Kitchen"
 - "Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments"
 - "The Knitter's Book of Yarn"
 - Interweave Knits: Old issues (I don't have any issues at all)
 - Interweave Crochet: Old issues (I don't have any issues at all)

Cold- or hot-process soap making kit.
I really enjoy melt-n-pour soap making so now I want to take the next step up and graduate to the real thing.

Screenprinting kit.

Chain mail kit.

Spinning fiber for spinning yarn.
Plain or multi-colored. I would love some something a little more exotic than just plain merino which is what I had been spinning, but now I'm all out of it and I'd like something new to play with.

Noro Kureyon
in color #147

Noro Kureyon Sock
At least 2 skeins of the same color

Anchor Magicline Yarn No.2
We don't have this in the states and it is gorgeous! I love the ones with pink the best.

Jawoll Cotton Yarn
We don't have this in the states, either, and I love it! Color #0177 is my favorite and #0176 is my second favorite.

EXTRAS:

 - Knee-high or thigh-high socks or tights (garage sale, thrift store, unwanted, etc.)

 - Any and all sweets

 - Old (working) crock pots (garage sale, thrift store, unwanted, etc.)

- 1 Miniature container that can hold water - no wider than 1.5" (4.2cm) and about 3" (7.5cm) tall.

- A mirror on a keychain

There are more ideas on my wists list: http://www.wists.com/liebschien

Used, pre-loved, second-hands, hand-me-downs, and recycled things are fine with me.

I'll add more later if it comes to that.
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Colors:

I prefer to wear shades, tones, and hues. I don't usually wear white or off-whites, bright primary colors, or neon colors. My favorites are petal pink, blue/greens (teal, aqua, turqoise), black, greens (lime, olive, army, moss, avocado), baby or sky blue, plum, and rust. Please no brown. For other things like decorative items or accessories, bright cheery colors are nice in addition to the colors I like to wear.

When I get the chance, I like to travel, go backpacking, take bike rides, go kayaking, visit festivals, read on the beach, and just generally be outdoors and active. My style reflects these activities.

Thank you!!!

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 34 Gallery on: May 22, 2008 10:29:51 AM
Here are the lovely pj pants Therisa made for me!

The fabric is really pretty.

She gave them an extra-long tie so I can pick how long I want it. I haven't changed it yet so it is still quite long.



And she gave them TWO back pockets! This is the first pair of pjs I've had with two back pockets and now I'm spoiled. Now I can carry both my mp3 player AND my cellphone in my pants at night!



Thank you, Therisa.  I love them!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Decorated Flower Cupcakes on: May 12, 2008 12:16:33 PM
k-roc, yep they are nilla wafers.

They were actually pretty easy to make! We dyed pre-made white frosting and we used ziploc baggies to make the flower petals! This meant we didn't have to make our own frosting and we didn't have to buy any special cake decorating frosting tips.

You put tape on one corner of the baggie, then cut a narrow "V" out of the corner,turn the bag so the seam of the bag faces the ceiling, and it makes flower petals like magic! I was shocked!

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in decorating their desserts. Because of the book, it was a real joy to make these cupcakes!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Decorated Flower Cupcakes on: May 12, 2008 09:02:14 AM
My sister came home for summer vacation and she brought a book called Hello, Cupcake! with her. Then she went and bought all the stuff to make the sunflower cupcakes because she fell in love with the ladybug! Here's how ours turned out:









6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 34 Gallery on: May 12, 2008 08:43:29 AM
Avesthel sent me a book I've had my eye on for the longest time and a jackpot of poly clay working tools!

It has taken me too long to post pics of them, but, better late than never so here they are:





I love everything and it's going to be tons of fun playing with the tools and sewing the awesome projects n the book (the cicada is my favorite!).

Thank you, Avesthel!!!

7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 34 on: May 04, 2008 11:44:07 PM
Thank you for picking me, Avesthel!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 34 on: May 04, 2008 02:51:33 PM
I claim arwena for Hand-spun yarn like in her wists and some hand-dyed merino wool roving for when she starts spinning herself! This is my second claim this round, none sent yet.
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Hello! I'm in Florida, USA and this is my list:

CRAFTED:

I LOVE BambiKhantastic's octopus hoody: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80615.msg846925#msg846925
I would love something like this as either a T-shirt, ribbed tank, or a hoody. What I love about it is the size of the image and the placement, the subject matter (sealife), and the artistic ability. These colors are great as is, but I would wear this or something similar in any colors. Size medium would be best and I love the plain Hanes tees in size L in the boys section at Wally World.
$I know hoodies are expensive so I will send you a hoodie to decorate for me  if you'd like.$

A colorful and/or decorated knee-length skirt
(19" - 21" long). A-line, wrap, or something that doesn't hug like a pencil skirt does. Please no ruffly ruffles, tiers, gathered waist or elastic waist. I'm size 4, but PM for measurements if necessary.

A pair of light-weight cotton pajama pants
with one or two back pockets.
Thanks, Therisa!

MP3 player accessories.
I really need a casing for my earbud cords. I have a specific design in mind for a knitted casing that would be like a turtleneck that I could scrunch down when using them. I don't like to knit, nor can I get the hang of i-cord, which is what I think would be perfect for the task. I tried crocheting something, but it didn't work well. A pouch to keep the player and buds in would be neat, too, with maybe a strap on the pouch so I could hang it on a doorknob or hook so I will have a reliable place for it. Right now the whole contraption looks like a wiry dead worm that had its last and very painful throes of life on the couch, coffee table, or wherever I ended up tossing it.

Set of embroidered queen-size pillow cases.
Here are some examples of ones I like:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162104.msg1639401#msg1639401
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=94274.msg913587#msg913587

A sturdy change purse.
Something with a little more oomph to it than a simple zippered pouch.
This is for all my coin change that wallows in the bottom of my pocketbag. Please make it so it closes all the way so the change won't fall out when I do cartwheels down the street. I'd also like it to be somewhat rigid, not floppy like how quilting cotton is. So I'm thinking materials like duck cloth, vinyl, heavy-weight interfacing, corduroy, leather, pleather, knaugahide, etc. would be well-suited for this project.
Here are some examples of ones I like:
http://www.shopkawaii.com/Ark-Road-Black-Cat-Coin-Purse-Chasing-Yarn-p/aff109.htm
http://haydenharnett.com/index.cgi?action=detail&style=CAPRIBLK&image=zoom&back=http%3A%2F%2Fhaydenharnett.com%2Findex.cgi%3Faction%3Dcoin_purses
http://cache.wists.com/thumbnails/5/43/543970da417b067b25da191266454c6e-med
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=AEABE77BCD9B0473BD57E56F3C4AA546.app11-node2?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=14474118&parentid=W_ACC_BAGS&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=
http://www.alwaysmod.com/unikko-medium-coinpurses.html

An Ewok Dog Costume.
Here's a pic of an Ewok: http://eegah.files.wordpress.com/2006/05/ewok.jpg
Here's a pic of my dog: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/502938220_a24413fd86.jpg?v=0
Wouldn't he make the cutest Ewok?

A knitted dog sweater.
Here are some I like:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17687379@N03/2404358548/ (but more manly)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/herzogbr/315275198/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16435956@N00/1391488558
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8863942@N06/1494655985
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10138430@N03/859035700
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/buster/buster.html

HUGE WISH:
A set of embroidered burp cloths
(hand or machine) with funny words like these:
http://plainmary.com/grossburpset1.html - but in girlie colors. My good friend just had a new baby girl and I would love to give these to her! But I can't justify spending that much on them when, if I knew how to embroider, I could make them myself for a lot less, you know? I'll be visiting her during the last weekend in May to visit her and the new addition to her family. I'm so excited!

T-Shirt for the man in my life:
My man hates Hillary Clinton and he has been bugging me to make him a shirt that has a picture of her with devil horns and says "Hillary  is the devil!" but I don't have a printer that will do it.
Or a t-shirt with this image on it - http://www.sonheir.com/cubsjapanese.menjersey.php?gclid=CKqspY63_pICFRMHxgodnU4vGQ (he doesn't like the raglan style and wants it on a regular T-Shirt).
The shirt should be size Large in men's and a low-key color like cornflower, beige/khaki, gray, sage

One of those gorgeous slouchy neck warmers in a soft cozy yarn.
I like these:
http://www.littleknits.com/proddetail.php?prod=HSLaceSmokeRingA49
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8548487

Sprite slippers like these (size 6):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15921435@N04/2230908475

CRAFT SUPPLIES:

A pattern to knit a scarf like this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53139463@N00/2233868318

Scented fragrance oils for soaps:
I love the following scents:
 - peppermint
 - pine
 - cloves
 - cedar
 - coffee
 - patchouli
 - lavender
 - grapefruit

A sturdy rectangular container for a soap loaf mold.
Something that's about 5" wide and 4" high and about 12" long. I will be lining it with wax paper so it doesn't matter what it's made out of as long as the sides are straight, without any incline or decline, and sturdy.

Poly clay supplies and accessories.
I have plenty of clay and I'm starting to get the hang of it and I really enjoy the craft, but I could use some tools or other things I haven't been able to find in my neck of the woods. I would especially like some liquid sculpey or whatever it is that I can "glue" two bits of clay together before baking the piece. Another thing that would be cool would be one of those bendy slicers. A little rolling pin would be nice, too. I use a ball-point pen right now or something else that's handy, but those are just not all that great at rolling out clay. Since I am not that big into the clay craft yet, I am not sure what else I need or want, so whatever you think might be helpful or useful. I am not into those press molds, though.

Crafting Books/Magazines (used is wonderful!):
 - "Omiyage : Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition"
 - "The Best of Interweave Knits: Our Favorite Designs from the First Ten Years"
 - "The Knitters Bible Knitted Accessories"
 - "A Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton - Handkntting Collection number Two"
 - "The Crochet Stitch Bible"
 - "Moda-dea Accessories Collection 1"
 - "Not Your Mama's Crochet: The Cool and Creative Way to Join the Chain Gang"
 - "More From Magnolia: Recipes from the World Famous Bakery and Allysa Torey's Home Kitchen"
 - "Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments"
 - "The Knitter's Book of Yarn"
 - Interweave Knits: Old issues (I don't have any issues at all)
 - Interweave Crochet: Old issues (I don't have any issues at all)

Cold- or hot-process soap making kit.
I really enjoy melt-n-pour soap making so now I want to take the next step up and graduate to the real thing.

Screenprinting kit.

Spinning fiber for spinning yarn.
Plain or multi-colored. I would love some superwash or something a little more exotic than just plain wool. I have tons of undyed merino at my disposal, and I've been having fun dyeing it and spinning it, but I'm getting a little weary of it and I'd like something new to play with.

Anchor Magicline Yarn No.2
We don't have this in the states and it is gorgeous! I love the ones with pink the best.

Jawoll Cotton Yarn
We don't have this in the states, either, and I love it! Color #0177 is my favorite and #0176 is my second favorite.

EXTRAS:

 - Knee-high or thigh-high socks or tights (garage sale, thrift store, unwanted, etc.)

 - Any and all sweets

 - Old (working) crock pots (garage sale, thrift store, unwanted, etc.)

There are more ideas on my wists list: http://www.wists.com/liebschien

Used, second-hands, hand-me-downs, and recycled things are fine with me.

I'll add more later if it comes to that.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Colors: I prefer to wear shades, tones, and hues. I don't usually wear white or off-whites, bright primary colors, or neon colors. My favorites are petal pink, blue/greens (teal, aqua, turqoise), black, greens (lime, olive, army, moss, avocado), baby or sky blue, and plum. Please no brown. For other things like decorative items or accessories, bright cheery colors are nice in addition to the colors I like to wear.

When I get the chance, I like to travel, go backpacking, take bike rides, go kayaking, visit festivals, read on the beach, and just generally be outdoors and active. My style reflects these activities and it would like to reflect anything found at Anthropologie, but I don't have enough disposable income for such a lifestyle.

Thank you!!!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: PVC skein winder on: May 04, 2008 09:03:50 AM
This is a great instructional! I asked my bf if he would make one for me and he said yes! YAY! Thank you so much for sharing!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Macro Challenge: "Who Vill Has Rain Too" or a shorter title "Wish" on: May 03, 2008 03:36:40 PM
That is a breathtaking photo. Great choice for this challenge!
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