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7641  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Sunhat Swap Gallery on: May 09, 2007 05:40:49 PM
I got my hat from yarnhag today, and it's awesome!

Not only did I get a fabulous crocheted sunhat, I got 4 interchangable bands to wear on it: an amazing band of crocheted flowers, competing for "favorite" status with the creepy crawlies on a sparkly gold ribbon, and 2 fringed scarves to wrap around when I need to be a bit more "serious." So here they are!

The fantastic hat!

The amazing bands!

The imitation action shot (which doesn't do the hat justice- it looks way better on- and I didn't wrap it up well):

I really love it and I'm wearing it on Friday. Thanks so much yarnhag (and thanks for organizing such a fun swap!).
7642  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 12" Crochet Square of the Month Craftalong - MAY on: May 08, 2007 04:25:30 PM
Kudos to you, MEshelltakeone, for starting! Unfortunately, I didn't "plan right" and now I'm delayed on starting until at least the middle of next week.  Cry

I went a little swap crazy and need to get those out of the way, plus a few more gifts. At the latest, I can start at the end of May on Memorial Day weekend. I have a "craft day" scheduled with my friends, so I can definitely start then! And then, I have the holiday to work on something. I do have to do a bit of sewing that day (my sis and I are hoping to get into a craft fair at the start of July, and I need to get some inventory ready), but I usually jump from project to project Wink So, I can squeeze in some quality crochet time. I can't wait!  Grin
7643  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: I <3 Tea/Coffee/Cocoa Swap Round 4 [SIGN-UPS CLOSED; SEND BY 05/18] on: May 07, 2007 06:13:02 PM
I am packing up the box for another swap and then I can get back to this one. I attempted one item and it all went horribly wrong (I sympathize with coral, although mine wasn't as costly). I think I may be able to salvage it, but if not, I'll have to think of something else.

I need to be able to finish soon- I have a huge exam on Saturday and I haven't properly prepared (honestly...I haven't prepared at all)- but I think I might have to finish on Saturday night (after making my Mother's Day present)...

Good thing I've already got a dent in this one...
7644  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: A family of Blue Birds and their nest! on: May 07, 2007 06:07:19 PM
Love, love, love it! And the nest is awesome!
7645  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Star Baby Blanket~Along on: May 07, 2007 08:18:37 AM
Oooh! I have a ton of thick yarn that I bought for something else...maybe I could try this and use that yarn...what a good idea...

7646  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Red Lobster on: May 06, 2007 07:03:44 PM
Hmmmm...where's the butter? Wink Just kidding- he's too cute to eat!

I used to work in a swafood market and was responsible for keeping count of the live lobsters; the count was written on a little white board. Every once in a while, the board would have a lot of extra space on it, and I'd fill it with some random thing. Once it was a poem, which I just have to share...

Leopold the lobster,
(I must be very frank)
Isn't very happy
Living in the tank.

But he must admit it's better,
Now that he's been caught,
Living in the lobster tank
Thank dying in the pot!

And now I really want a crocheted lobster...minus the butter, of course Wink
7647  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Notebooks/HPDAs on: May 06, 2007 01:44:09 PM
Thanks for the added info! And, I like the idea of the HPSB  Cheesy My sister is an artist and I could make a little travel sketch book for her...

Thanks for the tips on the Chicago screws, too. I'll have to see what I can find.

When I make some, I'll post pics!
7648  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Owl Swap Round 4. Signups April 12-May 2nd. Send-outs June 2nd! SIGN_UPS CLOSED! on: May 06, 2007 11:57:42 AM
That's a good idea! Too bad I didn't save a copy of my info. Cheesy  I'm sure we'll get info soon- there are a large number of folks signed up, so AmaZing is probably being extra careful to send the right info to the right people (or maybe her internet went out again!).
7649  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: DIY kit swap 8 on: May 06, 2007 11:54:47 AM
Wow! I wish I had gotten in on this swap. Everyone is getting such neat kits!

Craftydeb, I think you sent a great kit, especially with the thoughtful details like the geisha! And, cutting out the pieces is a major bonus! That makes it even easier to do!
7650  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: 3 simple cards on: May 06, 2007 07:27:49 AM
These are so pretty! But they would be way more than "simple" for me   ; I'll have to use them as inspiration!
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