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1  Re: The Book-Lovers Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by gentlezombie on: October 22, 2008 09:10:36 AM
The package from xray kitten arrived yesterday! I got some very cool things to show you.

A library bag, with handles long enough that it works as a shoulder-bag, just like I asked.

Library card holder and the fudges that were hiding inside it! Note the pretty Where the Wild Things Are theme. This is one of my favourite items, it will function as my wallet from now on.

The paperback cover I asked for. A lot better than the ones I've tried to make myself, somehow I never get the size right.

Very nice bookmarks, another of my favourites.

But the ultimate fave's got to be -

She got me a book! THE book, the one I've been hunting for months! It's a Swedish vampire novel (thank god it's in English, my Swedish is sooo rusty) that's very hard to find here. I'm really, really thankful for this <3

Last but not least, a beautiful card and a pen. The pen's got squirrels on it, which is awesome.

I got way more than I asked or hoped for, and everything's really well made, too. Thank you again, xray kitten!
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2  Re: Doctor Who and Spin Offs Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by gentlezombie on: June 24, 2008 12:58:53 PM
Glad you liked, Karia Smiley I've got a pic of the Tardis earrings as well.


Thanks for compliments on the shirt, I realized later that I had been listening to Placebo's Every Me Every You while stenciling and unconsciously borrowed the lyrics... Well, that line about "something borrowed, something blue" kind of fits the Tardis, right?

That sonic screwdriver pen is so cool!
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3  Re: Doctor Who and Spin Offs Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by gentlezombie on: June 16, 2008 02:13:13 PM
I got my package from Karia today. I was so excited I couldn't wait until tomorrow, so I when I got home from work I had to immediately run back to town to the post office, dead from work or not. And it was worth it!

What could it possibly be?

Here's a pic of everything.

A totally cool dalek t-shirt! Sadly, couldn't get a better picture of the print. The shirt fits well, too.

Look, it's Jack and the Doctor! I really need to get me some of that transfer paper.

A dalek notebook. I think it's going to be my new recipe book. Looks like I still haven't got over the 'domestic daleks' thing...

She also added a bunch of extra stuff. I've got starry shoelaces! They'll fit my trusty pair of converse perfectly.

And a bit of stuff for crafting, which is always great. I've already got some idea what I'm going to do with the felt and the pink pearls...

Thanks, Karia  Smiley
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4  Ruffly Dress of Doom into a summer dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by gentlezombie on: June 08, 2008 04:22:53 AM
The situation: My mom was holding a garden party. I had nothing to wear and had been trying a healthy oatmeal diet for a week because I was so broke.

Materials: An old, ugly dress, a tiny bit of patience and a good vocabulary of swearwords. The original dress had long sleeves (that were too short) and an infernal amount of ruffles and buttons, and generally didn't fit at all.

What I did: Cut the sleeves off, changed the back into the front, did a lot of fitting and cutting and added straps and a bow. I love button-down backs on shirts and dresses, so I left a couple of buttons on the back. You have to take advantage of every chance not to sew buttonholes yourself...

The result. The dress looks even sorter than it is, thanks to long legs and the camera angle, but in fact it is long enough to be worn without jeans, like I did to the party.

Close-up of the neckline and bow.

Bad picture of the back (it doesn't look so wobbly in real life!).

And as a bonus, because I forgot to take a before picture: a drawing of the original dress, which manages to look a lot better than the actual dress ever did.
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5  Pirate pendants in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by gentlezombie on: May 03, 2008 02:52:52 AM
I got these ugly plastic earrings from a chocolate egg, and yesterday decided to do something about them.

Before: Charming red plastic

After: Piraty goodness. Arr!

I painted the purple pendant with glittery nailpolish and added a little pearl cross I had done sometime earlier. The silver claw/teeth is from broken earrings. For the gold pendant, I used acrylic paint, a broken skull earring and a key charm. I like how they turned out.
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