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721  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Few of My favorite Things on: April 20, 2007 04:34:25 PM
Superhooker, I did notice. I actually have the same blue yarn you used too, but I didn't want to send half a ball. I'm so glad everything works for you!!
722  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Few of My favorite Things on: April 19, 2007 06:32:16 PM
Superhooker also sent me an amazing package. I teared up a bit because I'm taking a swap break for five months to focus on wedding crafting, and the break couldn't have started on a better note. But do let me apologize for the terrible pictures. I will try to get better ones if superhooker doesn't post some.

Here you can see coffee (there was also coffee candy, but I took it to work), four large bars of soap, five mini soaps, a pincushion, beaded stitch markers and a beaded bracelet. There was also nag champra and peach lotions. Only one is pictures, because the other went right to my purse. The bracelet is awesome, and just what I wanted for summer.

Next up D.I.Y. (off my wists!!!), a mixed paper journal and pens. You really can't see them so well, but she also made me green and blue striped armwarmers and a green earwarmer with silver buttons. I loooove winter accessories, no matter what the time of year. And it was really great to finally get a mixed paper journal because i've wisted like five.

But the hands-down best part of all? A blanket for my new puppy! She's been chewing on the afghans our grandmothers made for us, and now she has her own. She loves it.

Thank you, a BILLION times. I love everything.
723  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Significant Other Swap - Round 5 on: April 19, 2007 06:22:27 PM
Heres what the boy got.

A pillow, bag for his golf tees, and a keychain.

2 cd cases, a tin, sandwich wrappers and some cards.
724  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Significant Other Swap - Round 5 on: April 02, 2007 06:06:09 PM
I'm so glad you guys like the package! I had my usual swap anxiety, but as Eric pointed out, I always worry, and then it turns out great. And thank you for posting pics, especially of the glasses. Those were my fave and I just couldn't get a good shot.
725  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fill a flat rate box swap! on: March 24, 2007 05:42:22 PM
I got an AWESOME box yesterday from larry! I can;t even believe how much stuff she crammed into one box!

Tons of threads, buttons, and a little sewn pouch. And the best part of the whole package, soap making stuff! Two kinds of soap, small fruit molds, a loaf mold, dye, scent and two additives. Amazing!

Ric racs, ribbons, zippers, trims, funky yarn, oh my!

Fabric, iron ons, a cd, two mini notebooks, papers and stickers for book altering and two awesome Asian cross-stitch kits. I haven't done cross stitch in sooo long, I think it's time to start up again. Thank you again and again Larry! I will be thinking of you when I make awesome soaps.
726  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: scrap afghan on: March 17, 2007 06:13:02 PM
I sadly don't have a closeup because I rarely, if ever, think ahead. And now it lives in Arizona with my mom. It's really easy though. Here's a breakdown of how it's done, and hopefully one of you can give it a whirl.
Row 1; Chain as long as you want.
Row 2 and 3; Single crochets.
Row 4; THis is where it gets interesting. You start each row from the same end, instead of working back and forth. On this row, you make 5 sc. Then you make a dc, but you connect it to the front of the stitch 2 rows down. Then you repeat that the whole way across.
Row 5; Ss in the first stitch, then dc as before, in the stitch 2 rows down. 5 sc. Then dc as before.

Pretty much, the rows repeat in that manner. The dc you drop down 2 rows makes a really cool, ladder effect on one side and ripples on the other. I hope that kindof clears it up. And if my mom ever gets a digital camera, I'll post details. If anyone has questions, please let me know. I would love to see more of these out in the world.
727  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: 2007 March Wishlist Gallery on: March 14, 2007 07:47:32 PM
Oh, I got a great suprise yesterday. My package came from rynbow. She picked beads for my wedding jewelry, and boy, did she deliver. Three packs of beads in spot-on colors and silver wire to attach them to the hair comb. And then she also threw in doodling tools and lucky stars for my reception table decorations! I am one lucky lady, thank you rynbow!
728  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 20 Gallery on: March 14, 2007 07:44:08 PM
I got my wish for shopping bags granted, many times over! I wanted some good shopping bags with flat bottoms for farmers market, and I got THREE HUGE BAGS!!! With zippers...and 2 headscarves. Thanks a million GatsbyGirl, I will be thinking of you while I am shopping all summer!

729  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vogue Marc Jacobs Dress - very disappointing! on: March 11, 2007 11:05:55 AM
I really isn't a complete disaster. Everyone who sews makes more then one thing they don't like. Personally, I love the fabric. Keep it up. You will get a lot better and make stuff you love.
730  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fill a flat rate box swap! sign ups March 5-March 10; send outs March 26 on: March 06, 2007 04:37:39 PM
YES! I am all for that!
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