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11  Re: Favorite Color Swap - Winter 2008 in The Swap Gallery by lindseycore on: April 11, 2008 06:25:39 PM
ok so i'm really really sorry because these are like the worst pics ever but my phone is the only camera i have available right now.  i can take better pics sunday when the boyfriend gets home, or maybe mazelpants has some more.  anyway, here is the package i received from her:

everything together:

cute little hanging frame with a penguin in it.  i looove penguins.

butterflies, which i think were attached to something, but the came loose during shipping.   Embarrassed

really pretty beaded bracelet.  again, sorry for the horrible pic, it doesn't do the pretty beads justice:

a little box, i think i'll take it to work to hold paperclips and whatnot.

a little wooden tray... not sure if it's supposed to go with the box?  sorry.   Huh

and picture frame, complete with jim and pam, lol, cause we both love the office.  i think i'll be taking this to work too, my cubicle needs some color!

most of these are a really pretty grassy green, which, again, doesn't come across great in the pics.  have i apologized enough for this yet?  i hope you get the idea though.   Smiley

mazelpants, if you have better pics, would you mind posting?  also if you're able to take pics of the package i sent, please do, because those pics are being help hostage until sunday night.
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12  my first baby quilt -- and quite possibly the softest quilt ever in Quilting: Completed Projects by lindseycore on: March 09, 2008 06:43:22 PM
so here it is, my first quilt ever.  everything is done on my machine, because i don't have the patience for anything done by hand.  i highly commend those of you that do.  anyway, the quilt top is flannel, the back is some sort of super soft fuzzy fleecy type fabric, and the binding is flannel-backed satin.  the satin actually wasn't as hard to work with as i expected.  i'm glad these pics aren't close-up, because there are definitely some imperfections in it, but i wasn't expecting it to be perfect.  it's for my sister-in-law, who is expecting her first child, so i wanted to do something special for her.  of course, at the shower, she got TWO other quilts AND two knitted blankets.  geez that baby is going to be warm!  i didn't know she had so many crafty family members.  oh well.  i'm sure they'll get use out of all of them.  anyway, here are the pics:

the color on the back is somewhat off, in real life it's a bit brighter, and matches the green on the front.  i was actually aiming to make the blue animal fabric the main fabric of the piece, but the checkerboard parts kind of overpowered it.  i wish i had made the blue a little bigger or stand out more, but overall i'm pretty happy with the quilt.  comments?

EDIT:  forgot to add the dimensions.  each of the squares is 5x5, with an inch in between, so it ended up being about 32 x 44 with the binding.
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13  Re: THE GREAT SKULL SWAP in The Swap Gallery by lindseycore on: February 19, 2008 12:44:15 PM
kat those wristlets are fantastic!!  love the ribbons.

here are my posts for the items i made, i know a few people wanted to wist some of them:

crocheted skull and scarf:

cherries pouch:

and the rest:

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14  skull wristwarmers/headband/magnets/barrettes in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lindseycore on: February 19, 2008 12:43:02 PM
i made these for my partner for the skull swap.  i guess this is where these should be posted, i'm sorry if it's not!!

anyway here's a pic of all the items together:

and the wristwarmers up close (i know it's not a great angle and i should have taken an action shot):

the headband (it's reversible! leopard print on the other side):

and the barrettes and magnets.  both made from felt, the barrettes with ribbons obviously:

comments welcome!!

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15  zipper pouch for the skull swap in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by lindseycore on: February 19, 2008 12:39:05 PM
i made this pouch for my partner in the skull swap:

this is a pic of all the items i sent:

and a close-up of the pouch:

i completely forgot to take a pic of the inside!  oops.  but it was red material with white stars on it.  what do you think of it??

EDIT:  oops!! completely forgot to add... i used this tute here:
and added the extra piece of fabric for the strap.  i'm not trying to take credit for the idea, i swear!  Tongue
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16  scarf and skull from skull swap in Crochet: Completed Projects by lindseycore on: February 19, 2008 12:36:09 PM
so my partner in the skull swap finally received!  here are a couple of the items i sent her:

this pic shows all the items together:

and the two crocheted items, a crocheted skull (sorry it was hard to make it sit just right):

and a scarf:

the skull was made using this pattern from lion brand, i believe you need to log in to see it.  it is meant to be made using wool and be felted, but my partner is a vegan so i just used a bulky fuzzy acrylic instead.

and for the scarf i used this tut https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=185479.0... my mom said she thought it looked like snake heads, but i think they look like skulls!  what do you think??

comments appreciated.  thanks!!
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17  democratic donkey? in Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions by lindseycore on: February 17, 2008 06:46:46 PM
alright so i've been inspired by ifallthraindrops' political elephants here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228170.0

my boyfriend is very much a democrat and he's so excited about this year's race... and his birthday is coming up soon (ok it's tuesday) and i've got other gifts already but i saw this and thought "what a cute little package topper i could make!"  so i did find a decent looking donkey pattern here: http://www.crochetnow.com/patterns/64/stuffed-donkey-crochet-pattern/
but i'm wondering if i can somehow make it look like this:

with the blue on top and the red on the bottom.  i think i could just embroider the white stars and stripe on there... but i dunno about making it blue/red.  i honestly can't tell if the rounds go around his body or like from top to bottom... i don't even know how i word it.  and i apologize, i'm not great with patterns... i mean i do fine following them, but i have a hard time just reading the pattern and visualizing it, and it's hard to tell in the picture.  i guess my question is, if i wanted to make the top blue and the bottom red, would i be able to work the first half of the pattern in blue and then switch to red, or is the pattern written so that i'd have to change colors halfway through each round?  am i even making sense?  someone help please!  i'd love to be able to make this work.

thanks.   Smiley
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18  Re: THE GREAT SKULL SWAP- CLOSED sendout 01/25/08 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by lindseycore on: January 19, 2008 12:30:18 PM
I need to steal FairyFemme's dancing banana because I'm sooooo darn happy over here!  I found my piece to my machine and went sew crazy tonight!!  I finished my large *SQUEAL* It is awesome!  I want to keep it.  I also finished a medium.  So .... now I'm left with only a medium and a small to do.  I know for sure what the medium will be, but am at a loss as to make the last small thing. LOL Smiley

Oooo.. and here is a teaser:

oooh!  i'm happy your found your part too!!!  that pic has me all curious now!
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19  ice cream igloo cake with penguins in Dessert by lindseycore on: December 19, 2007 07:51:23 PM
so i saw this recipe in last year's christmas edition of martha stewart living, and me being a sucker for anything penguin immediately thought i had to make it.  my boyfriend kind of laughed at me, as if i couldn't do it.  so i, of course, had to prove him wrong for his birthday.  this was about 10 months ago but i thought i'd post here anyway.

here's the original:

and my take on it:

close ups of penguins:

i gave up on the whole "basketweave" part of the icing.. i tried but it just wasn't working for me.  so instead i just frosted the whole cake, and then made the ice block marks in it with a butterknife.  i made separate orange beaks for the penguins instead of making it as part of the head like martha did.  i sprinkled splenda over the whole thing, i think it has a nice snowy look to it.  my favorite part is the little guy who's sliding down the side of the cake.   Smiley

comments welcome!
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20  my first quilt! ok so it's a mini quilt... but it's a quilt nonetheless! in Quilting: Completed Projects by lindseycore on: November 19, 2007 09:40:05 PM
ok so i just wanted to try out some quilting techniques and see if i could actually do it.  i had a great fat eighth bundle from joann and thought i should give it a go.  i don't have the patience for doing anything by hand so i did this all on my machine.  the finished product is just over 15" x 15".  not sure what i'll do with it now, it might become a cat bed, although they never lay on the things you WANT them to lay on!  lol.  anyway... i did this in just about two hours, not bad i'd say.

here is the front.  sorry it's so dark, it's the best pic i could get.  Undecided

here is the back.  much better pic.  i just used black because it's all i had handy.  had this been a real quilt i probably would have used red.

a close up of some of the fabrics.  again, sorry it's dark.

i just have one question.  is there a way to keep the fabric from pulling like that on the back?  like how you can tell i went in different directions because the fabric is slightly wrinkled in that direction.  or will this go away after it is washed/used?

any comments/feedback are very welcome!  thanks for looking.
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