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1  Re: Frugal Living Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by mammallama on: February 10, 2010 01:43:51 PM
I got my swap box today!  WahooO!!  Thanks Mizell! 

Here are some pics (all are clickable to enlarge)

Everything together in the box.

An awesome knit neck warmer/cowl and matching hat

A thoughtful notebook filled with frugal tips! 

A wool dryer ball, nicely felted

A cool pendant (Pheonix) already on the neck of my daughter (sorry for the crappy picture)

A wool felted clutch pouch (hand sewn)

Cotton dish cloths

A super cool spare change can....great for tossing your pocket change into.  (LOVE the decoupage)

And possibly my favorite.....wool from Zorro, the llama!!!  It is so freakin' SOFT!!

I already tried out the wool in some needle felting.  It's so so soft.  Zorro is the bomb.  The dishcloth is hanging from the faucet, having done the dishes at lunchtime. 

Thank you Mizell!! 
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2  Re: Frugal Living Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by mammallama on: January 30, 2010 08:29:50 PM
 Smiley Smiley  Thanks, Mizell.  I'm so glad you like it! 

It was super fun to try and figure out what someone else would like.  And it was all made from my fabric stash!!  I am a fabric-a-holic).  I'm glad the sling fit you.  Here are the pics I took before I sent it along. 

Kiss my Butt baby wipes (in custom pop-up container)

Heavy "doodie" terry/velour wipes

Made from scraps from the sling fabric

Nursing pads (or drink coasters)  Wink

Shopping bags (that even a man would use)

Dryer scent pouches

A small extra (pin)
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3  Re: Frugal Living Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by mammallama on: January 25, 2010 02:46:00 PM
Here are some teaser pics. 

Will mail tomorrow.

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4  Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by mammallama on: January 10, 2010 10:14:10 AM
I've already started on one small project for my partner yesterday, almost finished.   Have ideas number two and three working their way through the gray matter.  Soon, I'll have my final ideas worked out.  (Do others think an idea to death before they actually cut the fabric??  )  Perhaps because I don't always use a pattern....dunno, but I find myself laying awake at night thinking of things to make.   

This is my first swap and so far, I'm having a blast!  It's fun to think of somebody else and what I think would make them happy.  (Wouldn't the world be a better place if people thought about others like that more often?) 

I'm finding that swapping is like the epitome of the Golden Rule.  I like that.   
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5  Re: 2010 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by mammallama on: January 02, 2010 08:12:43 PM
AM I supposed to post pics of the finished items I've made?  My bad.

So far this year, I've made some reusable cloth napkins, some swiffer covers, a baby blanket and a baby snuggly wrap.  Woo hoo!!  Pics to follow.

Oh!  And I made three pairs of slippers out of old wool sweaters that I felted the other day.

ALL from my stash. 

::patting myself on the back::

My destashing table. 

Baby wrap and small quilted blanket

Wool socks for mom and dad.  Daughter is wearing hers...and covering her hairy winter legs. 

Fleece hat and swiffer covers from left over fleece.

Sest of 8 napkins made out of flannel and birdseye cotton.

I'm lovin' this!!
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6  Re: 2010 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by mammallama on: January 02, 2010 05:03:05 AM
Oh thank GOODNESS this thread is about getting rid of supplies!  For a minute, I thought we were all gong to participate in a group upper lip waxing or something.  LOL!

I have quite a stash to get rid of, too.  So many projects...so little time.   I once had my husband describe me (CAUTION: Do not attempt this at home unless you're fully prepared for the response).  His words?  

"Full of good intentions".  


I'm in.  Just yesterday I spent the evening using up some birdseye cotton and flannel making some cloth napkins/reusable "paper" towels.  (Saw them posted on another thread).

I'd be happy to post pictures of my sewing storage area....if I can find it.  LOL!  Really, it was nice and neat when I first set it up.  Now it's kind of oozing all over the place.   Too much stash.

Here's a before shot. (Taken about a year ago)

Here's a "now" shot.

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7  Oh so cozy slippers from wool sweaters. in Shoes: Completed Projects by mammallama on: December 27, 2009 04:14:59 PM
OMG!  My feet are so HAPPY!!

I found some old wool sweaters at the Good Will store and felted them in my washing machine, then I used the felt to make these slippers!

I cut the top and heel from the sleeves of a navy sweater.  The bottom is made from a thicker gray sweater (prepared the same way) and I added some "Grip Tight" to the bottom so they're not slippery on my wood floors.

The cuffs of the sweater sleeves made a natural binding on the top of the slipper and the pretty stripe that was on the top of the sleeve now adorns the toes of the slippers!

So toasty!
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8  My happy Hippo! in Felting: Completed Projects by mammallama on: December 27, 2009 03:56:43 PM
Here's my attempt at making a needle felted hippo for my grandson.  I gave it to him for Christmas.

This needle felting thing is addicting!!   Grin
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