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1  Re: Yarnies Vs Sewists Gallery in The Swap Gallery by stafishtaylz on: May 12, 2010 10:19:47 AM
OH     MY    GOD.......I JUST preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'RECIEVED.............THE..........MOST.........AMAZING') SWAP PACKAGE I HAVE EVER EVER EVER GOTTEN!

The colors, patterns, stitching, size, shape, construction....all of it....is beautiful....perfect even....and suits my tastes to a T.

Luckdragon made me a huge stands on its own tote to take all my knitting supplies with me to my knitting group. It has interior pockets for my needles, and a snap in pouch for my notions. This thing is awesome, and perfect for taking bigger projects along in. I sure do wish I had this when I was making my sweater....

AND as a bonus, she made a smaller drawstring pouch (in fabric from my wist!!!), for other projects! This is going to be my sock bag. It also has a interior snap in pouch!

I only wish I had recieved this yesterday, since now I have an entire week before my Tuesday night knitting group!!! The other women are going to be SO jealous, as I am always telling them about my swaps, and they were very interested to hear that the socks and hat were going to Texas!

Luckdragon-Thank you SO much! Words cannot even come close to expressing how much I LOVE these items! They will be very well loved.... I can't tell you how many times I have tried to make a drawstring tote in that same design, and wasted so much fabric doing it! I would love it if you could share with me your contruction tips, or do a tute on it....they would make great Christmas gifts for some of the women in my knitting group!
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2  Re: Yarnies Vs Sewists Sendouts May 10 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by stafishtaylz on: April 19, 2010 06:32:27 AM
ooo Meganlorraine: TEASER
[img width=73 height=41]https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/138118_19Apr10_teaser.jpg[/]

Sherrie-do I recognize that yarn!?!
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3  A-line Hello Kitty Birthday Dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by stafishtaylz on: March 21, 2010 03:31:12 PM
My niece is turning 4 next weekend and wants to have a Hello Kitty birthday party. Naturally she asked me to make her a dress.

The dress itself is from a book I bought. I believe its called Absolutely A-line. All the dresses in the book are based off the same 4 pattern pieces. I must say the directions were kind of vague, luckily I had made other dresses and kind of fudged my way through it.

I found a picture of Hello Kitty online and made the applique myself by cutting out the pieces and ironing and sewing them on. Then I outlined them with black fabric paint on the same outline of the original desing using my Yudu as a light box.

I can't wait for her to try it on!!!

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4  Re: Givers and Needers Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by stafishtaylz on: February 18, 2010 08:30:35 AM
I recieved my Thank You package from Thania last night! Everything is great! One of my cats and dogs were very interested in the goods!

Heres the loot:

A shoulder wrap with the most adorable little sewing pin. Thania, as you said, it does need some tweaking, its a bit snug, but I should be able to fix it.

Close up of the pin.

A picture frame.....I think I might paint this one, or do a little decopage...hmm. A little scrapbook and TONS of knitting needles for my stash!!! Woo hoo!!!

Some delicate hand beaded earrings, necklaces and bracelet. And snacks!!! I haven't heard of any of these before, I liked the Bubu Lubu ones, but hubby was scared to try anything he couldn't read...lol.


Sherry B, UT-Just finished your gifts! Will be mailing on Saturday. I have to go to the PO to pick up a flat rate box.
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5  Re: Givers and Needers Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by stafishtaylz on: February 08, 2010 01:55:26 PM
WOW! I recieved an INSANELY large package from Sherrie B, UT this afternoon. I couldn't believe how big the box was when I opened the door!

Here it is in all its glory! Amazing that I just kept pulling skein after skein of yarn out of that box!

I especially love the purple colored yarn on the right, and the hand painted bluish skein in the center. Also the 127 print green in the center with the different colors mixed in. I made a hat out of the same about a month ago, glad to have some more of that!

She also included some patterns, a hand made scarf, a needle stash card (SO EXCITED about that one!), a bath bomb, and lighted tip knitting needles!!! Now I can knit in bed without bothering hubby!!!

Thank you SO much for a great package Sherrie B, UT! I'm crafting away on yours here and will mail as soon as its ready if you can be patient!
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6  Re: Flower hair clips -- with TUTORIAL! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by stafishtaylz on: December 09, 2009 08:04:22 AM
I finally got around to getting some fabric to make these. I made 2 sets for each of my sisters for Christmas, and placed them on some cardstock. I notched the cardstock so the flowers would be almost flush with the cardstock and not hanging over the sides. I'm still trying to find a way to wrap them so that the flowers dont get crushed....any suggestions???

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7  Blue/Brown Right Angle Weave Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by stafishtaylz on: December 03, 2009 01:47:13 PM
This is my first post on the jewelry category! I saw some really awesome beaded pieces online made by using a stitch called the right angle weave (raw) and thought...hey, I can do that! So I got some beads and a pattern and went to town. I made this in a about 2 hours this morning. Its going to be a Christmas present for my sister. The RAW was easy to do and the result is stunning, I think people will be very impressed by the results especially for such a quick project!

The pattern is from www.aroundthebeadingtable.com (which I stumbled on by accident and was so happy I did), its called the Ribbon Bracelet. The patterns were super cheap and easy to follow. Plus, you can get so many different results by using different beads. The original pattern was made with swarovski crystal in 3 and 4 mm with size 11 seed beads, but I did mine with 6mm ceramic beads and size 10 seed beads for a totally different look that suits my sister.

I would reccommend ANYONE interested in beading check out this website and try the RAW.

Okay, on with the pics! (I swear I am not a paid employee of this website even though it sounds like I'm selling something!!!, I'm just SO excited with this and can't wait to make another one!)

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8  Re: Autumn's Fall Scarf Swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by stafishtaylz on: November 09, 2009 11:41:51 AM
Whoo hoo! I recieved my package from redstar13! She made a matching hat and scarf set out of this really soft dark dark grey yarn (which is showing up black in the pics). She also enclosed a lemon and ginger tea! I might have to hide this one from my husband who loves lemon tea, and has found a new intrest in ginger.

Pardon my look, I have been cleaning the house in my sweats since early this morning.
Also a photo of the scarf pattern, its very lacey and has a scalloped edge. I LOVE it!


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9  Re: Sock Pattern Help-Interp in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by stafishtaylz on: October 16, 2009 05:35:36 AM
Whoo hoo!

I finished last night, made it through no problem. Thank you SO much for you help, I really appreciate it!

I think it came out pretty good for a first try!

Heres a thought, let me know what you think. Obviously when I make the next pair I would do a few things differently as I said before to have a slightly better fit. Do you think this would be doable with 2 strands of yarn? Would it make it less hole-y? Or would you use a smaller needle and tighter stitches, but use more stitches to make it fit???
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10  Re: Sock Pattern Help-Interp in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by stafishtaylz on: October 15, 2009 12:10:56 PM
Wow, that was great...I totally understood it.

Heres a pic of what I have now.

I think, if I understand the next step...(from the way I'm holding this in the pic) I'll going to the right 3 sc, and the up (towards the cuff) alongside the heel flap 6 sc, then across 8 sc (along what was my 8 stitches of my 16), and then down 6 sc alongside the heel flap back to where I started my orginal 3sc. That whole row is 23 sc, I get that, then a couple decreasing rows until I have decreased to 15 stitches (from my 23). Then I sc in rounds until I get to 2 inches shorter than the length of my foot. Correct?

If that all is right I think I can get that far no problem, I should be okay with that until I get to shaping the toe, and I might even be okay with that. Let me know if I've got this one figured out!

Thanks so much again! TTYS!
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