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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Rainbow Swap Round 3 Super Happy Gallery! on: June 05, 2009 05:44:35 PM
...wish i knew how to crochet!

I <3 crochet, I tried and tried to knit, and I knit so tight I couldn't get past three or so rows, so I put it down. Then, I read a few times people said they'd learned to knit much easier after first learning to crochet, so I decided to try that, I got it on the first try, and haven't even bothered to pick up my knitting needles again. I really liked the Instant Expert: Crochet book, http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Expert-Crochet-Thunder-Press/dp/1592237088, because it had photos instead of drawings. Good luck if you try it!

I used to knit SO tightly too, to the point where I quit knitting for a few years. I found that using wool instead of acrylic helps a LOT. It's natural, so it has more give than synthetic. I also refuse to use metal needles anymore. I love bamboo needles now, they are a little more costly, but SO worth it!

www.marymaxim.com is a good site for getting bamboo needles that are a little cheaper than the ones you might find at your LYS.

Off topic, but still crafty, I guess it counts, right? Wink
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Another Crafty Detective Swap!! send outs extended to 5-08!!! on: June 02, 2009 07:44:40 PM
My son was 4 days early and I was 2 months late. My due date was friday the 13th and my son was born on the 9th. My pregnancy was hell, I was sick, my hips dislocated and I could hardly move most of it but I still want to have a few more babies even if all my pregnancy are the same. My son was worth all the pain, even on his bad days Grin

2 months late!?! I didn't know they let babies go that long! WOW! Shocked
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scavenger Hunt Signups CLOSED; Sendouts 06/09/09) on: June 02, 2009 07:42:56 PM
Gosh, I'm having a hard time - I've come up with all sorts of things to make for mokba, but I can't figure out how to make them fit into the categories... Going to have to get creative Wink
24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scavenger Hunt Signups CLOSED; Sendouts 06/09/09) on: June 02, 2009 04:59:37 PM

Retro finished tho a bit worried as my swap partner seems to be an expert in this matter, i wouldnt want her to think it is rubbish!

Wow, I have no idea what I am an expert at, and I honestly doubt I'll think it's rubbish Cheesy

I am coming up with all sorts of fun stuff to make you! WHOO! Grin
25  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric ATC Swap R4 GALLERY! on: June 02, 2009 04:56:28 PM
I'm a huge lame-o and forgot to post pics of my angel card that CraftyDame sent me!


It's all rainbowy and pretty! And the little airplane button is too cute! Cheesy
26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fat Quarter Sewing Challenge Swap - mail by June 2nd on: June 02, 2009 04:41:45 PM
Package is all packed up and ready to go. Just gotta wait for the FH to get home so I can run out (gonna try to pick up something for dinner while I'm out and he isn't picking up his cell phone Angry ... haha, TMI, I know. Wink)
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Rainbow Swap Round 3 Super Happy Gallery! on: June 01, 2009 09:50:32 PM

Here's the wonderful package that Jenicat gave me! I showed everything to Jenicat's brother, who is my FH, and he said "Wow, she made you a lot of cool sh!t, I hope you made her a lot of cool sh!t too!" So silly.

First, a group shot of all the loot!

Jenicat's daughter shows off my rainbow-themed Super Kitty!

Rockin' coiled rainbow coasters!

A super-handy rainbow hair-tie holder to keep in my purse (with matching rainbow hair ties!)

A crocheted rainbow purse with matching rainbow lining

An AWESOME rainbow coiled fabric bowl which is a featured project (I own a featured project! YAY! Grin)

Rainbow Brite buttons from my wist (I may have added them to my wist knowing Jenicat had a button machine Wink)

An awesome and super-comfy rainbow throw pillow

A "work survival kit"

with all sorts of useful stuff in it...

Jenicat's daughter grabbed the Tide pen, pulled off the cap and said "OOH! A MARKER!" and then went running off with it. I had to explain to her that it was a marker full of soap (best way I could think of to explain to a 2.5 year old what a Tide pen was) and get it back from her. She's the cutest! Cheesy

And then a completely non-rainbowy extra Grin



Thanks Jenicat! You are the bestest! Cheesy
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Language Learners Swap. Signups closed, partners pending. Send outs 15 June on: May 31, 2009 10:16:37 PM
I ordered a bunch of stuff, and the first of it arrived yesterday, so I'm super excited to get started. Hopefully I can get everything I have planned done in 2 weeks Shocked
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Rainbow Swap Round 3 Super Happy Gallery! on: May 31, 2009 10:00:46 PM
I was in Philadelphia this weekend for my sister's Senior Interior Design show for college, but one of my goals for tomorrow is to finally get photos of what Jenicat gave me up here. Just so no one thinks I'm trying to get out of it Wink
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Rainbow Swap Round 3 Super Happy Gallery! on: May 29, 2009 06:30:06 AM
I don't think mcbenno is home right now (I keep track of her whereabouts at all times - or she told me she was going to eat dinner with friends), but I think I can answer that for you!  She told me she got them from an etsy shop, and etsy seller snew has them in her shop:  clicky clicky

That's absolutely correct. Cheesy

And that birdy tote is SO CUTE! I love the "spare bird" haha!

My camera battery is charging (the FH put my camera stuff in his camera bag - why!?! I can keep track of my own crap, thankyouverymuch) and I'm leaving for Philadelphia around noon tomorrow, so sometime between now and then pics of what Jenicat gave me will be up.

This gallery is so happy! Grin
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