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1  Embroidered Owl in Needlework: Completed Projects by autumnkisses on: April 09, 2012 11:06:05 AM
This is my first pattern I've done that hasn't been in a kit (mind you I've only done one of those and its collecting dust in my craft closet unfinished).
It took about 3 hours (or two evenings of watching tv) and was a quick and cute project.

I ended up just google searching "Owl Embroidery Designs" and came across a cute pattern that is posted here ->  http://zuill.us/andreablog/

Since this is my first time doing this I wasn't really sure how to get it onto my Aida cloth, so I just ended up doing it kind of a ghetto way and printed off the design, taped it onto a bright lit window, and traced it onto the cloth. It was kind of a pain but it worked.
Now I just need to iron it and find a cute vintage frame for it.

I'm already looking for another quick pattern to do up, I'm thinking a sugar skull next.
Anyways, here it is...
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2  Re: Fill a Box Canadian Style Round 3 Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by autumnkisses on: October 05, 2009 09:56:44 AM
SO! My package came from ItchyFingers today! First off, thank you so much Itchy!! You're spectacular  Kiss! Secondly..here's the pictures and there's lots!
Here's all my uncrafted goodies- clockwise from the left
plethora of embordery floss, an assortment of amigurumi eyes and some noses also some magnetic googlie eyes (hehe!) some sock monkey patches (so friggen cute!), and a hoop and embrodery sheet (I don't know what it's technically called)

Here's a close up of one of the monkies

A cute little wooden box that has my sn on it ( I said to her that I would be happy with just a box with my name on it hehe)

And, what do I find inside of it?  Clearly my F.a.v.o.r.i.t.e. thing ever! Straight off my wist list!

I put it on right after I found it..can ya tell ?  Tongue

I also got a cute puzzle necklace

I also received some yarn...yum! love yarn! The pictures distort the true colors, they are from clockwise: a super soft fuzzy black yarn, a nice dark green yarn, a bright red yarn, and an awesome pinkie yarn that is oh so soft and awesome!

An uber cute painting with cloth trees and clouds- which is residing above my toilet in my bathroom!

Some placemats! (4 of them!!) Heck yes!! Here's a close up of one side:

And here's the other side (mind the wrinklies!)

And....an awesome amigurumi book with lots of goodies and cuteness in it! Smiley

Thanks So Much ItchyFingers..You Rock My Socks!!!

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3  Re: " I can't wait till fall" swap gallery! in The Swap Gallery by autumnkisses on: October 05, 2009 09:27:40 AM
I received my package from J_Kieviet today! Here's the goods:

A nice and cozy pair of knitted mittens (They're blue, not grey)

A fall tree t-shirt

A tree of life necklace

Some fall coasters ( 8 of them )

A leaf mug cozy (easily my favorite thing!)

And some hot chocolate mix

Thanks again Jen, great package Smiley
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4  Re: International Interests-- Glorious Global Gallery!!! in The Swap Gallery by autumnkisses on: August 12, 2009 10:07:05 AM
Here are the other pics that I found on the computer, one if of the licence plate I got (Bf was excited about this! lol) and the other is of the t-shirt I got (sorry about the boob shot Cheesy)

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5  Re: International Interests-- Glorious Global Gallery!!! in The Swap Gallery by autumnkisses on: August 11, 2009 08:00:07 PM
First off, I haven't sent mine quite yet (Sorry if I told you that I had  Huh)
Second of all, thanks so much Puffy..you're such a great swap partner..hooray! Here's a plethora o' pics
I got so much stuff that I had to take two pictures to fit it all in!!

Here's some close ups of all the goodies some patches that are from her girl scout days! (After I took this I found another patch hiding)

Lots and lots of delicious teas!! (Turns out that we do have Celestial brand tea in Canada!) The tea in the cute tin is Jasmine loose tea, it's delicious I had some at work tonight.
Cute Butterfly embordary floss holder, this will come in handy!
I love Peanut Brittle, how did you know? Smiley Mr. Peanut was created in Virgina!
A Pretty bookmark made from wildflowers from Puffy's neighbourhood
Post cards and some funnies that are from her home town.
Some yarn that I really wanted which, is apparently made in Ontario but for some reason I can't find it anywhere in Manitoba.  Huh

Sand from the ocean, which I plan on putting in a pretty jar. And, some funky leopard print shoe laces!
My favorite! Homemade pot holders (sorry the pic is blurry) so cute!
The matching pair.
This is the fabric used on the backs of both, adorable! Smiley

I also received a Virgina licence plate and a t-shirt from Virgina Beach..I took pictures of them but can't find them right now.
Thanks so much Puffy, and a big thanks to Beadedbyamy for organizing a fun swap!  Kiss
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6  Re: Sunflower Cupcakes in Dessert by autumnkisses on: July 17, 2009 01:29:30 PM
Yours are nicer than mine..but here's my rendition of the cupcake. I made some for the farmers market today and they were a hit, I had to save one for myself so I could take a picture of it!

It kind of got squished in transportation.
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7  Re: Anything Amigurumi Swap II GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by autumnkisses on: July 14, 2009 09:30:11 AM
I got my package today!  Grin Grin Grin So excited (picture your first package you received for a swap, that is me..i'm a newb) So here comes tons of pics!
The box I picked up at the post office, so excited and fighting the urge to rip it open there, I come home..put away my groceries that are melting and then rip the sucker open!
The box, that was destroyed about 5 seconds after this was taken ( also, my dogs nose):

Cute card that tells me what's enclosed..now REALLY EXCITED!

Eyes!! Yay, they're hard to find here..for some reason Huh

Next, the card says "You said that you lik Kawaii and food things, so I combined the two. Enjoy!"


Closer views, so cute! LOVE THEM!

A Cute little notebook:


PLANKTON!! woo!!

so happy!! (And slightly possessed looking)

Thank you so much amigurl55 for being an amazing swap partner, I love everything! <3!
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8  Re: Homemade Soaps-Sud Sisters in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by autumnkisses on: July 12, 2009 12:02:17 PM
sorry, i guess i forgot to include the pic of the oreo one....

Thanks for the comments Smiley
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9  Homemade Soaps-Sud Sisters in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by autumnkisses on: July 10, 2009 10:23:19 AM
These are some soaps that my sister ("Lusty Butterfly") and I have made over the last few months. Sorry, my photography skills aren't that great  Undecided
Youthful Mint: has kelp and vitamin E in it to sooth and tighten your skin. It has a nice soft mint color to it as well as peppermint scent.

Just Plain Poppy: lots of poppyseeds for a nice gritty feel to give a deep clean. This soap is awesome for getting grease off your hands (our bf's love it!) and feels nice to scrub your tootsie's with.

Purely Pumpkin: Has wheat germ in it, and is good for dry skin and ecemea. Deep orange color with flecks of wheat germ.

Stain Remover: Deep milky white color, good for any type of stains..including ink.

Oreo Bar: Hasn't been packaged..or formally named..this is our first hand at micca...has a neat oreo blizzard look to it we think!

Comments/critisims appreciated!
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10  First Crackle Finish in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by autumnkisses on: July 10, 2009 10:06:55 AM
This is a dresser that I stole aquired from my previous rental that I lived in. The landlord was more of a slum lord and didn't do anything that needed to be done, and while moving into the house I had to first move his furniture out. This piece was upstairs and it was very heavy, so that is where it resided. I don't have a before picture, but imagine a peutrid mustard color with ugly fixtures.
I painted the piece with a flat black color- so this is the color that shows through on the cracks. I then painted over it with the crackle...I applied it a little too thick in some places, so the cracks were rather deep. I was going for the less is more look. So...I painted over the cracks with my top color, which is a beige color and then redid the cracks again. You can tell where I did this, it kind of looks patched. I am not totally satisfied with the result, but it does look a lot better. I still haven't put the hardware in yet, I have to wood fill the existing holes and then drill some for the pulls. (Which I cannot find...they are simple metal pulls that are half circles, and you put your hand in underneath and pull) Here's what it all looks like right now....Suggestions, comments/criticism appreciated.
Heres the dresser, excuse the mess..this is our spare bedroom where my bf throws all his stuff.

A blurry picture of the cracks

This is the top of the dresser, you can see the patchiness that i was talking about here

Old fixtures, I might keep these if I spray paint them another color..maybe

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