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1  Old game tiles = bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by penguinite on: July 29, 2009 11:35:08 AM

My mom and I really enjoy playing scrabble, so when we saw this game called Banannagrams, we thought it would be similarly fun, but we didn't really like it.  So I've been using the tiles to make bracelets.  I drilled holes into the tiles with my dremel and I used some old steel rings I had from when I used to make chainmaille to put them together and then I just added a closure I had from a big value pack I had bought a long time ago.  Voila!  (Almost) instant bracelet.
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2  Screen Printed Flutes! in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by penguinite on: July 27, 2009 11:13:27 AM

My co-worker's son's birthday is August 1 and she really wanted to make this shirt for him, but couldn't figure out how to go about it, so I told her I would do it!  First I thought of stencils, but that would have been way too complicated.  So, I remembered I had seen a tutorial here on how to make a screen with modge podge and curtain sheers.  I used acrylic paint mixed with textile medium and I think I got it a little too thin, but otherwise I'm really happy with it. 
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3  Re: 80's Cartoon o Rama Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by penguinite on: July 03, 2009 02:26:51 PM
This is my totally sweet package from psychonmemphis:

This is a bag with the ghostbusters logo painted on it.  I'm totally impressed because she said that she had never sewn a zipper before.

This is my awesomely colorful rainbow brite pillow, which is also very impressive since she's never worked with a sewing machine before:

And here is my absolute favorite, because it was a total surprise.  It's a carebear dress for my doggie Daphne! 

This is a sewn felt rose, a necklace with a fingerboard on it (which my boyfriend called dibs on because he loves fingerboards) and some bonus velcro:

Also, here's an action pic of Daphne enjoying her dress.  It fits her really well!

Thank you so much psychonmemphis!  I loved everything!
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4  Re: Once You Pop Swap Round 9- Summer Edition Gallery in The Swap Gallery by penguinite on: June 29, 2009 12:44:20 PM
Here are the pictures of my package from Sherrie B, UT! It was so much more than I was expecting Smiley.

Here is a group shot of everything together:

Here are all my yarn goodies:

There are three crocheted potholders, a crocheted scissor holder, a crocheted scrunchie and an extra ball of yarn.

This is a jewelry kit, some decorative buttons and a lavendar growing kit:

This is some fabric and a clip on book light (which is totally awesome, 'cause I really needed a new one):

And of course, here are the cans:

One is covered in fabric and the other has a neat cut out dragon bookmark (I collect bookmarks).

Thank you so much for everything Sherrie B, UT!  I really liked everything and I promise to send your package out tomorrow!
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5  Re: Flying Spaghetti Monster- Pastafarian-Swap in The Swap Gallery by penguinite on: May 26, 2009 02:06:58 PM
Here are the pictures of my wonderful package from pulling_teeth!

This is a shot of everything:

The large black thing with the pirate fish is a wall hanging/prayer mat!  Too cute!

This is the sweet beer volcano from FSM heaven:

This will probably stay right where it is, on my desk at work!

This is a FSM necklace:

I put it on right away and got lots of questions about it all day!

These are some really cute pirate thingys to put on my crocs:

She must be psychic, because I wear my crocs 24/7.

I saved my favorite for last. This is a key chain/zipper pull made from a beer bottle top and resin:

I love it!  I specifically requested something made from resin and she said she had never worked with resin before, so I'm totally impressed.  It will have a place of honor among my penguin key chain and all my discount cards.

Anyway, I love the whole package and I've really enjoyed my first swap.  I'm also really relieved that she liked her package from me!  Thanks again, pulling_teeth!
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6  The Adventures of Pete & Pete Quilt (Img Heavy) in Quilting: Completed Projects by penguinite on: March 28, 2009 12:54:50 PM
This is a quilt that I made in tribute to one of my favorite tv shows from when I was a kid.  I took some of the images from online and the others I captured screenshots from the dvds and converted them to drawings in a photo program.  Then I traced the images onto fabric using fabric markers and a lightbox.  At first, I thought I would embroider the squares, but I decided I didn't have the patience.  I searched until I found some cotton fabric with the black and red pattern for the borders because I knew I wanted it to look like Little Pete's hat.  The backing is just plain black fleece.  It is machine quilted.  I don't know exactly how big it is, but I think it would fit on a full size bed.  I made it for my boyfriend's birthday (Pete & Pete also happens to be one of his favorite shows). 

Thanks for looking!
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7  My version of the Shag Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by penguinite on: March 19, 2009 08:44:49 AM
I saw this post:


and I knew I had to make one of my own.  So, I went to the dollar store bought a couple of car cleaning mitts, ripped the seams and sewed them together.  The handles are made out of jewelry chain inside of plastic vinyl tubing.  I was too lazy to sew any more of the green stuff together for a handle-my sewing machine didn't like it.  I also took the white lining out 'cause it was too much of a pain to get lined up right.

Thanks for looking!
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