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401  Re: 2009 Secret Santa Wish List Swap Discussion & Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: November 26, 2009 09:29:44 PM
Here is what I got.  I love the bright red thread, and they will make a nice cheery addition to my tree - when we get it.  Thank you, Santa Cheesy

I put them on a black background so you can see them a bit better too:

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402  I think I found a winning bagel recipe in Recipes and Cooking Tips by Onyxnox on: November 23, 2009 07:33:07 AM
I have tried bagel making on and off for the past year and I think I finally stumbled upon a recipe and technique that work for me!!!!!

It has a nice chewy skin, that is not too tough.  The inside is soft - but not too bread-like.  It is also not so bland and dense that I have to masticate like a cow chewing her cud to get it to go down.  It bakes up nice and smooth, not lumpy like my first few attempts.  It keeps well, and toasts nicely!  I am very happy with it.

Here is the link to the recipe with my changes to it, and the technique I used:

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403  The great snowman slaughter of 2009! First attempts needle felting in Winter Holidays by Onyxnox on: November 19, 2009 03:40:13 PM
The evil overlord of the North Pole, Santa Claus, has been displeased with his snowmen army for some time.  Recently he has been fearful that they are about to lead a revolt against him, for his ill treatment of his toy making elven minions.  As an example, he has made examples of many of them, beheading masses of them to make an example to the others and cow them into subservience.  Afterall, snowmen minions are not hard to replace - not for the mighty Santa Claus!

To display his control, power, and ruthlessness, he has amassed their heads and placed them on gory display near his sweatshop (oops, um, workshop) to show the others what will happen to those who dare stand up against the Great Lord Claus. 

This is his great Tree of Holiday Doom!!!!!!!!!!!!   

OK, really, they are snowmen ornaments and my first attempt at needlefelting with roving wool.  It just kind of looks creepy, seeing a bunch of beheaded snowmen in a pile Cheesy

I even gave them dimples and a glint in their eyes.

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404  A lot of shirts - preparing for some Xmas gifts, etc - pic heavy in Stenciling: Completed Projects by Onyxnox on: November 19, 2009 03:22:33 PM
I feel like my eyes are crossed from all the cutting of stencils lately, between these, and the Hello Kitty/pin up girls housewarming present(http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328579.0).  

First off I did a couple of William Shatner and Clint Eastwood shirts for DH.  Three are unfinished maybe because I still have to add some quotes to them (maybe)

Then I finished off this shirt for a friend whom I am making a zombie apocalypse survival kit for.



which will be gifted in one of these totes:

and finally, a kid's shirt and hoodie I did featuring Handy Manny, for a personal swap with Slingmomma:

Blue hoody with Manny on the back, and two of the tools on the front pockets:

Gray shirt with Manny on the front and two other tools on the sleeves:

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405  Hello Kitty and Pin Up Girls - a housewarming gift in Stenciling: Completed Projects by Onyxnox on: November 19, 2009 03:04:41 PM
a couple of friends of mine recently bought their first home, and will be moving early December.  They also just got engaged.  He is a big fan of girls, and she of Hello Kitty, so as part of their housewarming present, a kitchen themed package with mixing bowls, measures, dishcloths, etc, I am adding stenciled aprons and flour cloth towels for them.

For John, pin up girls done in a coppery tone

For Dana, Hello Kitty in different metallic tones

Hello Kitty is easy to do, so I was much more proud of the girls, especially all the work in finding the right images, cleaning them up, and making them into stencils.  I hope Dana doesn't kill me for them....

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406  Dimensional present box card in Winter Holidays by Onyxnox on: November 05, 2009 06:38:07 PM
This is actually the first time I did a card in a loooooooooooooooong time, and I don't do cards often.  But I am organizing a Secret Santa on another forum I belong to, and the owner of the forum added a little rule to it that any present we send to each other has to be accompanied by a homemade card.  I was making my card this morning and thought that the items I am sending my partner are small enough to be incorporated in the card.  Since the card had a pop up Christmas tree, I was decorating it with little cut outs that were to be presents.  I thought it would be cute to make some of them actually function as present boxes for the items I was sending her (snowflake ornaments and a tile necklace).

So I did a largish one for the front of the card to hold the ornaments, and a smallish one inside (not shown), under the tree, to hold the necklace.  I also did a tutorial on my blog in case anyone wants to do it too, because I thought it would be a cute way to present small gifts, or gift cards.  I kept mine plain, but obviously patterned paper could be used, stickers, stencils, scalloped edged scissors, etc.


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407  Re: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap R7 FOCR R7 (Signups CLOSED Sendout 11/20) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Onyxnox on: November 01, 2009 01:57:48 PM
OK, finished my item, here is the pics.  I did a flash on and flash off pic so you may get an idea of the colours.  I hope it will do.  I also intend on adding a wee something else to my package.

This is one of the tile pendents I made, with a beaded rope necklace. The tile is made with a floral chiyogami (I think) paper that is in fall tones, with a grayish taupe background and gold ink accents. The back is painted with a translucent silver acrylic, and finished with several coats of clear acrylic sealer. The necklace is made with size 11 sead beads in a translucent gray black tone, and black Nymo, in a 4 bead herringbone, and finished with silvertone findings, some larger hematite beads, and a metallic clasp. The necklace is about 18.5 inches long.
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408  Floral vine scarf, and link to my first crochet pattern if anyone cares in Crochet: Completed Projects by Onyxnox on: October 23, 2009 03:00:57 PM
I made this about a week ago for my swap partner in the most recent Random Swap and she just got the package today so I can post this now.  It is inspired by a pic off of her wist for a leafy scarf/lariat.  I used some leftover cotton yarn, and silk yarn I had to make leaves, and I thought it would be nice to make flowers for it, so I did a simple 5 petal flower, and embellished the centres with some green iridescent beads I had.

If anyone wants the pattern, it is posted on my blog.  I would appreciate any feedback about it if anyone does try it, since it is my first time writing up a crochet pattern.

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409  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, Third Quarter 2009 in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: October 17, 2009 05:53:29 PM
I got a cute little package from Slingmomma the other day - a nice little surprise for me  Grin

There is the whole shebang:

Three skeins of pretty yarn, the red one she told me she hand dyed with Kool Aid - I never knew the colour could be so vibrant with Kool Aid!

Some very pretty shell pendents - a turtle, and two floral painted ones.  Two bamboo tile pendents that she painted for me; one with my initials.  Apparently the tiles are off a placemat - how awesome is that?  I need to find me some of those placemats now!

And the cute little pouch they came in:

Thank you so much Slingmomma - I love getting great little surprises like that in the mail, you made my week Cheesy

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410  Re: Random Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: October 08, 2009 11:20:49 AM
I just got my package this morning from HeyVern and I am flabbergasted by how amazing it is.  I love it!  Now I am worried if mine is good enough, and am ashamed to admit that I am not ready to send out yet.  Soon though, I swear!

There is going to be a lot of images - warning!

I got what I thought was a lovely tote in a package this morning.  When I took it from the parcel though, it was obvious there was a treasure trove inside Cheesy

The lot of it (minus the shrinkys she sent, because i forgot them in the tote)

Some coffee and a cool skull and crossbones magnet (already on the fridge Cheesy)

A great painted cow Christmas ornament - perfect, because I actually never picked one out for myself while on vacation this year (that's how I end up collecting them).  Also a dichroic glass pendent, and beads she made - love the colours.

Some great patches - especially love the Buddha one.  Now what to put them on, dilemma, dilemma....

The shrinkies I missed in the first picture - a diverse mixture of items, and I love them all.  I think I may use a couple to decorate my stethoscope and ID for work Cheesy

A glass/beaded suncatcher - I love the decoration on the top piece.  I don't think the picture captured it, but it has a really neat multidimensional effect, because there is a more subtle etched decoration behind the blue/green design.  Can't decide if I want it hanging in the kitchen, or in the front window.  Maybe the kitchen, I don't want it broken when the curtains are opened/closed.

The tote everything came in - love the fabric and design on it.  I especially love the fact that she incorporated a yarn hole so that I can knit or crochet as I commute!  That is what the white stickers are for - to tell me where to poke the yarn through Cheesy

Love the pattern she used on the face too - and the strap has embroidering on it - "knit one, purl two", and look at the zipper pull - FANTASTIC attention to detail and cute cute cute to boot!

Last, but not least, HeyVern also made me a needle and hook case too - with this gorgeous fabric.

Between HeyVern and the package I got from AbbyRose in the FaB Canadian Style swap, I think I went from everything jumbled up in a plastic box - to some seriously chic storage in about a week or so!
Thank you so much, HeyVern.  I *LOVED* everything

I promise I will have your package out soon, but now I have to make some adjustments because I got some new ideas Cheesy
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