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1  Re: Mac/Windows Computer Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by smithyboy on: September 03, 2007 05:52:56 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, the pictures you've all been waiting for!! i finally found a way to post pictures of the oh-so-glorious package shoegirl sent me!! thank you sooo much, i love it all to death!! Cheesy

first we have an old-fashioned mac notebook (which my sister tried to steal  Shocked !)


and 3 iPod socks with room for earbuds (beautifully crocheted and perrrfect for my purse Cheesy)

and THE CUTEST mac  magnets (macnets!!) which i put in my locker! i looooove these!

THREE sheets of address labels, complete with mac apple!! Cheesy Cheesy


a mouse pad with lots of flowery flowers, which i desperately needed!!


and here is the whole shabang!!


thanks soo much shoegirl, i hope all of the picture links work all right....  Huh if not, feel free to post pics until i can get them working! Kiss thanks again shoegirl, and thanks flanman, for being the beeesssttt organizer EVER!! and my feedback is correct, too!!

SmithyBoy
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2  Re: Crocheted round rug in Crochet: Completed Projects by smithyboy on: July 28, 2007 01:17:41 PM
hey! i love that rug, i'm actually thinking of learning to crochet so i can make one for my new room!! do you know approximately how much fabric you used and how big it turned out??

and here is a picture of the disappearing knot i found in a 1978 book "Rugmaking" by Better Homes and Gardens that i "stole" from  my grandma  Wink :



there are also instructions for 2 other methods for joining the fabric invisibly.

pm me if you want a bigger picture to see better.  Smiley

SmithyBoy
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3  MYB Very Pic Heavy in The Swap Gallery by smithyboy on: July 22, 2007 06:43:14 PM
Hello!! i finally have pictures to post of my Beautiful MYB from MezoFoPrezo!! i loooove it soo much, and i just finished knitting it tonight! (i know, i know, i'm what they call a turtle knitter  Wink)  anyway, without further ado:

everything together there's some sticky notes, the pattern, and 2 stamps that say "made with love by brittany" and one with my address on it! i cant wait to use these for cards and whatnot! yay!: and a link to the pattern http://www.knitty.com/issuespring04/PATTbonbon.html


the ball itself, pre-knitting (obviously  Tongue):


the ball post-knitting:


my bath pouf all knitted up and hangin' out with my others!!:


my cup full of goodies i knitted out:


the cup "spilled" out:


the beautiful jingle-y shell earrings that fell out  Roll Eyes:


a detail shot of some of the stuff (there's a cute ostrich magnet, an i love you charm, some oceanic sticky foamies, and some beautiful beads that i am going to make a MYB necklace with Wink):


another detail shot (there's some letter magnets that spell MAC, some cute buttons, two very cute charms, some emroidered duckies, and embroidery floss):


yet another detail shot  showing the star stamp, the bracelet (ther was an ankelet, but my sister promptly claimed it!) and a shiny mini disco ball she used as the core:


thank you so much mezofoprezo!! i loooooved this swap and knitting all my goodies out, it was like christmas in July! there were so many goodies that just kept falling out and surprising me, keeping me motivated to keep knitting and not set it aside to be finished whenever.  i can't wait for another round!! 

SmithyBoy
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4  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by smithyboy on: June 25, 2007 09:15:26 PM
Mezofoprezo received her magic yarn ball from me and doesn't have a camera so i have permission to post pics for her:
Total shot:

total items in the ball:

the yarn itself-pre-winding:

the yarn's label:

the jumbo mallow burger i used for the core:

and the hat that i included the pattern for:


i included some items for mezofoprezo's fiance like a cell phone charm and a magic grow lizard.....i had a lot of fun getting this ball ready and wound!!

SmithyBoy
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5  Keeping Cool?? (Dogs) in Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions by smithyboy on: June 19, 2007 07:28:46 PM
I have a beautiful english bulldog, Princess, and she gets pretty hot in the summer.  She has a lot of extra skin so she has a lot of extra warmth too.  Any idea how to keep her cool? i've seen dog toys that you fill with water so when they chew on it it cools them but they are too expensive for me Undecided she does wear a collar all the time so maybe something that ways? i need ideas or she might melt!! (jk) Wink she doesn't mind wearing clothes either: here is a pic of her so you can see her extra neck fur and how cute she is!
 i mean, how big she is... Roll Eyes

thanks in advance,
SmithyBoy
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6  Jack's Anywhere Rag Quilt {IMG heavy!} in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by smithyboy on: June 19, 2007 12:32:47 PM
Here is Jack's rag quilt. it is my second quilt ever! (definitely not my last!) I made this yesterday in about 6 ish hours.  The squares are quilted with an X in the middle and each of the triangles has a different quilted design on it that represents a different aspect of my cat! (that was fun!).....I like to think she likes it! She slept on it last night with no complaints!  Wink
here it is before washing:

and the center block before and after washing to show the difference:

my favorite pinwheel to show the quilting of it: (that's a paw, cat face, mouse, and fish bones)

and last but not least, her action shot! (she's a bit shy  Wink)

this shows the size  (about 30"x30") i had so much fun making this for her and quilting all the different triangles! comments and criticisms welcomed!

SmithyBoy
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7  Animal Farm Quilt {IMG heavy!} in Quilting: Completed Projects by smithyboy on: June 19, 2007 12:01:05 PM
So here is my very first quilt.  I made it last year over Christmas break....yes, I know it's very wonky, but I truly had no idea what I was doing!  all the blocks are my design, i made them up as i went along.  it was made for a book report (which was supposed to be a poster, but being the craftster that I am I took it a little further Wink)  they are all characters from George Orwell's Animal Farm. enjoy:

from the top left: Snowball, Napoleon, Old Major, Muriel, Benjamin, Boxer, Clover and Mollie

Close up of pig's head:

Close-up of Goat's head: (my favorite block!)

Close-up of horse's head so you can see how the ears are attatched, kind of 3D  ish they flap around

and an obligatory action shot! (soo warm)

comments and criticisms welcomed!

SmithyBoy
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8  Punk Rock Tutu and Wee Shirtdress!! (IMG HEAVY) in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by smithyboy on: June 11, 2007 07:50:23 PM
Here is a punk rock tutu and a wee shirtdress i made for my baby! she's a two year old english bulldog, Princess, who is the light of my life!  let's start with the wee shirtdress! i bought a 10/12 girl's shirt, elasticized the waist (she is sooo trim Cheesy) and added some gathered lace before embroidering...enjoy!
best action shot i could get:

side detail:

skirt detail:

embroidery closeup:
it's my new kurt halsey pattern from sublime stitching's artist series! <3


and now for the punk rock tutu! i just measured her waist, cut some elastic that length, and cut 2 strips of pink netty fabric and 2 strips of black tulle.  they are 6, 7, 8, and 9 inches long....to give a layered effect.  i actually think she likes it!! she looks beyond adorable!
laid out:

embarrassing back view Grin:

side view action shot:


i hope you like them as much as i liked making them! comments and criticisms welcome!!!
<3, SmithyBoy and Princess
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9  Miniature Dolls in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by smithyboy on: June 10, 2007 07:06:52 PM
Here are a couple of mini dolls i've made recently.....there's egor the zombie, my first attempt; albie einstein, a request from my sister; jessie, a present for my mom made by my sister; and shoshanna, a mermaid i just made today....(i just realized she's topless.... Roll Eyes whoops!) oh well, i love her anyways!
all together:

his name is on his little vest!

His sweater and pants are made from socks!

she was made for mother's day (looks just like my sister  Smiley)

her hair is fun fur! and i used my new doll face stamps! (sooo cool Cool)


hope you like them!
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10  Re: Altoid Tin Theme Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by smithyboy on: June 04, 2007 03:31:03 PM
i got my tin from jerriblank today!!! woo hoo! look how cute! i got 4 cute magnets, and adorable sewing machine keychain ( Grin) and a fun little whistle! (my dog freaks out whenever she hears it  Cheesy) Oh! and a tasty tomato bookmark! so cute it will be perfect for my next reading venture!  thanks so much! this has been a great swap! (if you have better pics, you could post them, jerriblank)
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