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21  Re: Fill a mug round 5 gallery in The Swap Gallery by malisha on: February 09, 2010 10:15:27 PM
Here is my super mega awesome package, I got it a week ago, but my camera didnt want to cooperate!!

The first thing I saw when I opened the box was an envelope, with a card which said that she bought the cup before checking my wists (my heart started bumping like crazy!!)

Here's the mug! It's perfect! I love it! I've been wanting a mug like this for ages! Besides.. It's hugeee!! so I can drink gallons of tea!! (and I kept the box too)

These super cute fridge magnets (my favourite one is the bread one)

Pink yarn (can you tell which is my favourite colour?)


Tea wallet

Cookies and honey sticks (I loved the ones with raspberry filling ... actually they're gone now!)

Some pomegranate & raspberry green tea, and jasmine blossom green tea (which amused me because i thought it would taste less as green tea and discovered that I loved, specially the pomegranate and raspberry)

The most amazingly soft and warm pink & black scarf (which was perfect for that day because.. it was freezing and, I was wearing black)

Thanks Troublet!!! I really loved everything and I was super spoiled!!!!!


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22  Men's easy sweater Knitalong! in Knitalongs by malisha on: January 20, 2010 06:19:14 PM

I need help to get inspired enough to finish a men's sweater and not to die trying! So.. I thought, why not making a knitalong!

This is the sweater I'm making... only it's just going to be gray! We will be posting our advances and our yarn choices and all that! Of course you can choose a different pattern!!

The link to the pattern:
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23  Ok! maybe not halloween but.. Day of the Dead ofrenda in Halloween Decor and Parties by malisha on: November 09, 2009 01:19:38 PM
Hi guys!
here in mexico we celebrate Day of the Dead instead of halloween (okay we celebrate both, but in our own way)
We use to make an offering (Ofrenda in spanish) to honour our dead relatives and friends, it's said that you put the things that they liked the most (wine, food, etc) along with water, candles, day of the dead bread and sugar/chocolate skulls, because on that day, they come back to visit us.
I'm really proud to be Mexican so I celebrate all this with all my heart, and this year, my friends and I, decided to enter a prehispanic offerings contest(prehispanic offerings are a little bit different). So this is what we did. (the explanation of the ofrenda is behind the pictures if you want to read it)

the whole ofrenda

View from the front

view from one side

the drawing in the center is all made out of beans, rice, wheat and corn. ah! and marigold petals (Called Cempazuchil in mexico) It has 4 arrows, pointing to the north, south, east and west, with a circle that holds a candle each one (to light our relative's path), 4 skulls with a path in front of them (we were supposed to put a glass of water in the end of each path, to keep our relative's spirit away from evil, but we decided not to because it was in the floor and anyone could kick them).
In the center there's a drawing (also made with the seeds I wrote above) of Yum Cimil (mayan god of death)
And in the back, there are fruits, some typical cups with pulque (typical mexican alcoholic drink made out of a cactus),  other cups with atole (another typical mexican drink, kind of flavored milk but thicker), and valuable objects of the relative.

Hope you liked it, It took us about 5 hours to make. And hope you understand it.

C & c welcome!
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24  Re: Little Visitor 11 Winter Galleries !!! in The Swap Gallery by malisha on: October 19, 2009 11:49:01 AM
December 30th
we had a guitar hero tournament at my boyfriend's best friend house:

Supermarket first!! To buy the beers!!

Singing with our host:

Here comes the beer!!

Dec 31st
Having his 12 grapes (it took a lot more than the 12 bells for him to eat them, he said they were huge for his beak)

Jan 2nd
we went to Real del Monte (a beautiful town next to my in laws house)

Hangover Gus

With boyfriend and me, romeo and juliet style

After taking a walk... we had to have a beer!!! Here he has been drinking a lot... two of the best mexican beers!

Gus arrived on friday! Just in time for halloween and day of the dead (here in mexico we celebrate day of the dead better than Halloween)

here  he is comming out of his envelope and brought chocolates!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!

Checking out our mexican plants garden (which are also medical plants)

After that he decided to explore the house (and to climb on the kitchen's whiteboard)

first of all we went to the best pizza place in Metepec: Pizza Mecha, here he is standing below the sign

then we went to a bar (called mecha too! It belongs to a friend of ours, the same as the pizza place) Pictured: boyfriend, gus (or his legs at least), me, my brother and Gus again

he got a little drunk with Tequila

mmm actually a lot drunk! He got into the ice basket and when we took it out he was literally dropping!!!
but no picture of that though!

We went to mexico city to see my brother, there Gus met a beaver... and my evil brother thought it was fun to put him into a pan and put him some butter as pillow...

we went there to my nieces firs communion (is it called like that??) which was in Basilica de Guadalupe (one of Mexico's most important churches, and of all latin america I think, where the Virgen de Guadalupe appeared)

and just because they looked beautiful... my nieces!

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25  Re: Little Visitor 11 - Winter Edition - CLOSED in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by malisha on: October 18, 2009 09:15:06 PM
Here it is!! Ameyaltzin! On a picture from the previous round!
She is more cute in real life!!!

And here she is with Piccolo the mouse (my host for the last round) after I dressed her up in a mexican way!
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26  Re: Little Visitor Round 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by malisha on: October 13, 2009 12:09:34 PM
I got Ameyaltzin a while ago! but had no time to post pics!

This is how she arrived!!! In her beautiful dress!!! Cute!!!!1

She brought a scrapbook: this is my fave page of the scrapbook!!! Love how the dog and Ameyaltzin are hugging each other!!!! arent' they cute???

from the places she visited

From her ceramic class and some snails! (funny I sent snails too!!) Not all of them are in there because some went automatically into use!!

Other goodies pirate sent!! I love the cookie cutter!!! And the passport!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An amazing picture book (that my brother stole right away and that I'm fighting to get back) and a book by a local writer that cannot wait to read!!

Pirate also sent me a tshirt (which is now in the washing machine, so will post pics later!!!)
And just to remember.... The last picture I took!! (Ameyaltzin arrived before Piccolo left)
I know it's crooked, my computer wont rotate it, so I will re-post it as soon as I manage to fix it!!!1

Thanks for all Pirate!!!!!!!!!!!!
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27  Shakespeare needlepunch embroidery, prose before stitch... in Needlework: Completed Projects by malisha on: September 28, 2009 11:45:36 AM
Hi everyone!

I made this for a friend of mine that loves Shakespeare (as I do), I had this needlepunch embroidery kit lying around, and I thought to give it a try.

It's not finished, it is going to be a purse (but my sewing machine's pedal broke down, so I'll have to wait to post pics of the final product), but the important part (the needlepunch embroidery) is finished! It feels like you are touching a towel!!! so soft!!!!

Well... enough of words!!! Here it is a close-up of the needlepunched Shakespeare:

aand here... the un finished project!!!!

What do you guys think???
C & c welcome!!!
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28  Re: LAP QUILT 5 FALL GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by malisha on: September 18, 2009 06:36:01 PM
These are my fabrics, I know they're too pinky... but afterall I'm a pinky girl (haven't you noticed my picture???) and, those are the colours my bedroom is decorated with!

Block for Summertimerolls

Block for Ritapizza

for shout4joy

For Linnybelle

For Simplysandy

for 1b1g1k2

for marmish (before ironing it... sorry)

this one is for china

this one is for sloth

and for j_q_adams (have not sent and wont send until monday so  I may make more)

                            sent fabrics to    fabrics rec'd by       sent block to       block rec'd by
1boy1girl1kitty2       10/01/09                   yes                    yes    
shout4joy               10/01/09                   yes                    yes
sloth003                 10/01/09                     yes            
Summertimeroll        10/01/09                   yes                     yes
SimplySandy           10/01/09                   yes                     yes  
chinarockfishakm     10/01/09                     yes                    yes
gingerquilts             10/01/09                  yes                      yes
malisha                     me
Marmish                  10/01/09                yes                       yes
j_q_adams              10/01/09                 yes
Linnybelle               10/01/09                  yes                       yes
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29  Re: Little Visitor Round 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by malisha on: June 04, 2009 11:48:58 AM

a little resume of our trip around mexico

Prepare to be jealous:::::

We went to CHICHEN ITZA (mayan civilization pyramids) here she is with the most important pyramid Kukulkan which is now considered one of the new 7 wonders

Then we went to Cancun (one of the most beautiful beaches in mexico) Look at the colour of the sea!! We went snorkeling here, but the pics are in another camera.

At another beach in Campeche (with me) I know the colours of the sea aren't as amazing as in Cancun... but it's a beach!!

With some typical mexican dancers (they looked at me kind of funny when I asked them to take a picture with a stuffed animal)

and finally... we went to the Aztec Stadium to see the Mexico vs United States soccer game! Which... needless to say... we won!!!
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30  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 10 (Closed) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by malisha on: May 23, 2009 12:24:57 PM
ah! the unicorn measures 10 x 4 inches, i dont know why she looks that big on the picture! Anyway... yesterday my little nephew came by and fell in love wiht aleera!!! And she asked me to borrow it for the next 3 weeks!(when we will see each other again) and aleera wanted to go with her!! so.. she wont be traveling this time! In her place... Ameyaltzin will go (her name is in Nahuatl, the Aztecs language, and means little water spring)

I know... she is a pork! but... she is 100% flu-free!!

We're so excited she's traveling!!! she has already started packing!
And i'm excited too!!! cant wait to know who's comming with me!! we'll go to many fun places!!!
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