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11  Positive Energy Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by aphie on: May 17, 2007 11:38:41 PM
I got my package today, and I am soso chuffed at it - thankyou SO much! I'm giggling now, and tearing up because it's so very sweet and lovely.
My macro ability on my camera is really dreadful. it's about five years old now, and it's beginning to show - so I only have a pic of everything together.



The big bluey-green thing is a lavender-scented heatpack - the cover comes off so it can be washed! It smells divine.

The socks have obviously been hand-knitted (I can't believe how much work you must have put into them, I am so in love with them, because they were made JUST for ME, and not bought from a big shop after being made by a machine) and are SO fuzzy and warm and lovely (and it's been rainy and cold most of today).

The marble magnets are of some beautiful, elegant baroquey pictures (what looks like some flowers, chandeliers and a cherub sculpture) and went straight onto the refridgerator.

The stickers are of these really crazy, cute ladybugs, all grinning. They're perfect for decorating letters to my friends OS.

The cards are "meditation cards" and contain a bunch of positive-energy inspiring quotes, including one of my favourites by Oscar Wilde.

And - the doll!
The stuffie is SO GREAT. I cackled madly!
He is a Dammit Doll. There's a little poem on the front of his card:
When everything is going wrong
Or things don't work as planned
you need someone who's there for you; someone to hold your hand.
So here's a little gift, a doll, with love from me to you
It has a speical power - to unlock it, here's what to do:

And the other side of the card reads:

Just hold the doll by both the legs as on the desk you slam it
and every time it hits the wood yell: DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT! Grin
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12  Beaded Bead Tassel in Beads: Completed Projects by aphie on: April 17, 2007 05:02:23 AM
So, I am (very sadly) just learning to drive - and I have my first car, thanks to my boyfriend's very generous parents. I have christened her Sue, and we are currently experiencing adventures together - like The Adventure Where We Ran Up The Gutter, and The Adventure When We Didn't Hit That Soccer Mum In Her SUV.

To encourage the faeries, and keep her temperament sweet, I decided to give Sue a present: some car jewellery. Here she is, sporting the beaded tassel I made for her (and it has her name on it and all):



It's the first time I've ever beaded a larger bead, or even beaded a straight tassel, rather than fringing. It's far from perfect, but I think it's kinda cute.
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13  Re: Postcard Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by aphie on: April 17, 2007 04:50:26 AM
 Cheesy I'm really glad you like it, toriaa! I had lots of fun making it, it's been a little while since I sequined anything.

I got my postcard from twiztidblood today too, and it's really pretty - a dramatic silhouette of birds on a lake.

I think I might frame it once it's done duty on the fridge, and put it up in my house.
Thanks, twiztid. Smiley
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14  Re: 2007 Color Craft-A-Long in Craftalongs by aphie on: March 22, 2007 09:44:48 PM
I actually completed my project in time for this month (finally).

I had to redo this necklace three times, because I didn't crimp it hard enough at first, and then the tigertail got kinked.

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15  Re: Newbie Specialty Swap- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by aphie on: April 28, 2006 04:33:38 PM
I got my package from eternal_ukyou yesterday. Smiley (thankyou!)

I got a really cute little bag and a matching bracelet and necklace. See?


Um... am I crazy if I say I'm dead in love with the lining of the bag?

It's really, really cute! (well, the whole thing is, but I want to bury myself in the pile of cuteness that is the colourful pastelly astrological lining goodness!)  Kiss
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16  Feltsock for my mobile in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by aphie on: February 28, 2006 09:55:43 PM
This seemed the most appropriate forum for this craft, since it is a form of a bag...
(If not, apologies, pls let me know)

My mobile is forever getting scratched inside my handbag.In fact, it already has a visible scratch on its screen.
I bought myself one of those vinyl-and-plastic phonecovers awhile back, but to use the phone I have to wrestle with the stupid thing, because it doesn't fit quite right and people can't hear me otherwise.

So - Inspired by all of you lovely people here I ditched the ugly man-bag and made myself a girly bag this weekend, with a few scraps of felt! Hooray!


It's just two rectanges (one slightly longer, to make a "fliptop" piece) hand-sewn together, and I craft-glued the heart on the flippy bit.

I used to felt to make a flower decoration for a bag I'm fancying up for a friend, but otherwise I've never done anything with felt before. This was REALLY easy and fun!
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17  Re: Purple square necklace - simple but cool! in Beads: Completed Projects by aphie on: January 31, 2006 08:48:10 PM
Thankyou!
I just made myself one this afternoon, whilst watching a movie. I can't get over how easy they are to make!
I used doubled cotton thread, which is what I use to bead my clothes/bags, and it seems to be okay, though I think some of the stiffness of the fishing line may have helped (so will try that next time).
I also want to play a bit more with "add-ons" like the three little drippy bits - I think I could maybe do an intertwined v-shape, if I can just sit down and figure out how to thread it properly.


The clasp was just a big enough bead to hold, aftr being slid through one of the squares.
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18  Punk-haired Pixies, living in dumpster in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by aphie on: January 20, 2006 03:17:46 PM
Well, just the one of them, inspired by a Charles deLint story:



I photoshopped the hair in this one, since it and the vest were two very different pinks - the original on my deviantart account looks a little strange, because it's unedited.
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