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1  Re: Felt Badge Round 2 Gallery!! (Send Out July 9) in The Swap Gallery by Faux_Valentine on: July 19, 2012 01:00:27 PM
I received from faux_valentine!

She made me a needle felted butterfly and a ...hm..my first thought was a giraffe but now I think it rather looks like a lama. My bf thinks it is a donkey..(I have no idea what kind of donkeys he saw before..)
Maybe it is just a mythical creature..

Anyways. Thank you faux_valentine  Cheesy


Well it can be anything you want it to be but it was supposed to be a hippogriff guess it would have helped if i got the front legs right, and sent the note i wrote with it...i always forget the note oh well ><

Here are my amazing badges from two wonderful partners, i am so sorry that i havent posted them until now but i love them all and have already started sewing them onto my bag to show them off!
Glamis sent me a chameleon thats amazing and a sexy red headed scientist! so excited about them and the detail work is amazing!
petskin: sent me the most adorable yeti ( i love Yeti's) and an awesome zombie gnome with glowing ( in the right light) eyes. They are so amazing i couldnt be happier!





and a detailed shot of my sexy redhead


Thank you both for being such awesome partners!
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2  Re: Mini 12 Days Of Christmas 2011 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Faux_Valentine on: November 17, 2011 05:45:48 PM
Thank you so much for the wonderful package! im sorry i didnt get all the pictures up right away but im in the process of moving so i hope i didnt take too long. I love all my Christmas presents thank you so much <3


Day 12:
 A beautiful christmas quilt. i am leaving it at the parents house so i can have it for the holidays


Day 11:
A gorgeous brown cordiroy bag with the most beautiful inside fabric <3 Love this almost forgot what it was because i imediatly put my things into it and used it. i feel like i've owned it forever <3





Day 10:
a beautiful stocking with two lovely balls of yarn
the front of the stocking


and the yarn:


Day 9
an amazing book of knitting motifs ( i L. O. V. E. Color work!) and 3 more stitch markers


Day 8
purple snow flake mittens perfect when it decideds to snow! i think i'll keep them in my car for wiping it off after the snow


Day 7
a padded laptop case ( i can not find one for my 17 inch laptop) and a study reuseable bag ( will help with moving)


Day 6
2 beautiful pillow cases ( how did you know i just got two new pillows in need of pillow cases?)


Day 5
a beautiful batik fabric bag, a two toned coin purse  a day playner and a note pad. ( seems like a knitting day to me)




Day 4
a beautiful drying cloth which will be perfect as i have no dishwasher in my new place and 4 orange coasters <3



Day 3
a rice heating bag i love the fabric it has trees and keys and its beautiful!


 Here are the stich markers in use:


Day 2
3 stich markers and 6 blue christmas themed magnets ( they will be perfect for my new place!)


Day 1
3 stitch markers, one clear bag and a pin cushion monogramed




Look how cute all the wrapped gifts are! my mom even got a gift im going to wait till Christmas before i give it to her.

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3  Project bags! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Faux_Valentine on: October 05, 2011 09:20:59 PM
Hey guys.

I just finished a batch of small project bags and figured i'd post it. I can make a Tutorial if any one is interested in how i did it all you have to do is let me know! The awesome things about these bags is that they have a snap top meaning that they can bend out of shape to fit what you need then they Snap right back into the closed position!

The whole lot of them:


Closed from the top:


Fingering weight yarn:


How DK yarn fits from the top:


Stuffed with DK weight:
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4  WIP Wensday 10-5 in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Faux_Valentine on: October 05, 2011 09:14:49 PM
No one else had started it so i figured i would go ahead and do so!

I have a few projects waiting for the needles. The one i completed half of today i cant show you as its for a fellow Craftster but im super excited about it.
The next thing i've been working on is my step fathers sweater. i have to get a measurement of the width of his favorite sweater before i can start but here is the swatch:



now the next thing isn't knitting but it's knitting related and i'd love to know if you all would like a tutorial on how to make them ( if you have sewing skills) the top has a snap top that allows it to snap back into the closed position so your yarn does not fall out they can be adjusted in width and depth to what ever you would want:



A ball of fingering weight in there:


how it looks closed:

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5  Re: WIP Wednesday - Sept. 28 in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Faux_Valentine on: September 28, 2011 06:54:30 PM
I have a few projects on the needles i thought i'd share with you all!

My Mrs. Darcy cardigan is almost finished going to start decreasing in a round or two Im so exicted i've made this sweater in almost no time at all i started it at the very end of august with school starting and im almost finished with it now.





Next is my Cerus scarf i Cast on this morning and started knitting on it. I had to start this 3 time. CO 433 Stitches 3 times SUCKS!
heres a close up of it:


and of the yarn:


and finally since every one else is showing off their socks these are my garden gate socks

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6  Monster butt pants! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Faux_Valentine on: September 09, 2011 06:31:35 PM
Hey there craftsters!

This saturday is my nephews first birthday! to celebrate i decided to make him some monster butt pants for the comming winter. My sisters favorite color is bright green so i decided to do them in Blue and green. Here is the cutie modeling the pants for me!









Thanks for looking!
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7  Re: Ongoing tarot swap gallery - August 2011 in The Swap Gallery by Faux_Valentine on: September 09, 2011 06:27:54 PM
I have finally gotten around to being able to take pictures and post the beautiful work that was done for me:

From Squire_inaria i recieved The magician and the fool.

The magician is from my favorite fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin:



The Fool was based on Malkavians ( a type of vampire):



there was a little bit of sticking because of the heat and humidity but its still beautiful!

and from cabaute

Its a Five of cups in hunger games themed. Its when rue dies and katniss buries her in flowers, which just so happens to be my Favorite part of the first book, how did you know ^_~



Thank you both so much for the beautiful cards. this was a wonderful swap and i had so much fun
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8  Re: Make-a-Friend Round 7 -- Summer 2011 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Faux_Valentine on: August 12, 2011 09:15:26 PM
I recieved from redstar13 Its absolutley beautiful ive been wanting another quilt for my bed for a while but have yet to finish any of the ones im working on


the front



close up of the pink


The back

Thank you so much Redstar13 I love it!
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9  Re: Summer Sockathon Sockalong 2011 (June 7-Sept. 22) ~Yarn Prizes!~ in Knitalongs by Faux_Valentine on: August 10, 2011 02:34:15 PM
HI! im popping my head in with some fun knitting ive done during this time period! I am in the make a friend swap and for this swap i knit up two pairs of socks. one i began back in mach but frogged because i was very unhappy with the result ( i was knitting on the wrong size needles) and knit again completely from scratch at the end of jun finishing by july 1ish.

Pattern: Paraphenalia
Yarn you've used and how much (meterage, yards, skeins, etc.) almost two whole skeins of knit picks stroll probably around 420 yards i'd guess
Any modifications to the pattern I made no modifications to this pattern thank fully i didnt need to
Link to your craftster project post HERE
Start and end date around june 28th ended around july 1st
Picture of your finished product





Pattern: Basket weave cuff by Cat Bordhi
Yarn you've used and how much (meterage, yards, skeins, etc.) almost a whole skein of knit picks stroll hand painted probably around 420 yards i'd guess
Any modifications to the pattern Made the pattern for my foot since we were about the same size
Link to your craftster project post HERE
Start and end date around june 8th ended around June 15th
Picture of your finished product



Thanks for letting me show off!
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10  SOCKS! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Faux_Valentine on: August 10, 2011 02:32:02 PM
So my partner for the make a friend swap has finally posted so now i get to post here!

The socks i knit for her are called Paraphenalia socks the pattern is here they are made from Stroll fingering weight by knit picks in pine these socks are the same size its the funny camera angles that makes them look like one is bigger ^_~







The other pair i made for her are out of the book personal foot prints by Cat Bordhi they are the basketweave socks. the yarn is by knitpicks its stroll hand painted in tea party these were fun and scary to knit as you knit the foot as a tube then cut the yarn and open the knitting to pick up stitches. scary but a ton of fun!







Thanks for looking!
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