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1  Re: Zelda Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by striker923 on: May 03, 2013 08:01:31 PM
I received today from Bunnie Boo! And what a fantastic package that did await me. First the package:

Doctor Who stamps!! So cool! I'm keeping the envelope, just because. Everyone should have mail from Great Britain sent with Doctor Who stamps!!

And the whole shebang:

YAY! All my favorite things!!! Makar, Vaati and ancient robots!!! Seriously, I think the Zelda crafting community is in serious deficit of things Vaati and ancient robot Wink

Cute felt Makar notebook and a chibi Vaati needlebook!! The felt is soooo soft. And the two of them are SO ADORABLE.

Makar keychain (now on my keys), an ancient robot, and cross stitch pins (which are on really small count fabric! Such tiny even stitches!)

YES! AWESOME ARTWORK! I don't know about the rest of you, but the ancient robots are my Skyward Sword equivalents of Wind Waker's Koroks. They are just so gosh darn cute, I want to have them all! I know there are Kikwis and all, and they are cute and everything... but ancient robots! They have hands attached by electricity! And look at their cute faces!!

Thanks so much Bunnie Boo!!! I love my package so much!!!  Cheesy

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2  Zelda Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by striker923 on: August 31, 2011 07:34:12 AM
Post all your Zelda goodies here for all of Craftster to see!

(Original swap thread here)


mama24boyz <> Bunnie Boo
Pretty Little Rainbow <> JohnathanD
FinchyMcFincherton <> lorelei
Wizards_Pupil <> BunnieBard

Sent and Received
Sending late with communication
Please contact the organizer immediately!
feedback given
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3  Cabled Yoke Pullover & Lace Stole! in Knitting: Completed Projects by striker923 on: August 06, 2011 01:31:50 PM
I haven't posted any of my projects lately, so here are the last couple of knit projects I've worked on this summer!

#08 Cabled Yoke Pullover, designer: Norah Gaughan, published in VK Holiday 2010.  Yarn: KFI Gaelic Aran in green tweed.

I made it in a size larger than normal so I could wear a shirt underneath in the winter.  I probably could've just done my usual size because it is a big baggy, but all in all a very cute and comfortable sweater! And it has cables: my favorite!  I knitted most of this project during knitting group, so it took awhile, but ultimately is a quick sweater.

And a fun picture, because I'm silly like that:

Swan Lake Stole, designer Melanie Gibbons, published on Ravelry and designer's website.  Yarn: KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud in Midnight Heather.

Half of this was knit by one of my friends in knitting group for a Mystery Knit-along, but she didn't really want an asymmetrical stole and gave it to me! So I finished it up, and viola! Most awesome stole.  It makes me feel all sorts of sophisticated, and I'm going to be bringing it on a cruise for a formal night cover-up! Smiley  This was also my first time knitting with size 8/0 beads and I have to say I'm addicted!  I can't wait to knit Hanami, which is another beaded stole pattern from Ms. Gibbons! Smiley

Thanks for looking, and as always, C&C is always appreciated!  Cheesy
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4  Re: Sailor Moon Stuffie Swap Round 1 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by striker923 on: July 27, 2011 02:01:25 PM
Ok fellow swappers...get those wists prepared for some awesomeness...


Yes. I know you are all jealous of the completely best Sailor Pluto crafted item to ever walk this earth.  Plus, the awesomeness of Sailor Pluto is even more so since scientists up and decided to de-classify Pluto as a planet, hehe Wink

Hair (the yarn I think was made to be Pluto stuffie hair)

Front fuku detail:

Back fuku detail w/ hair moved aside:

Look at her cute boots! Perfect for kicking butt...haha, get it? KICKING butt?? (Sorry, I inherited my Dad's sense of humor.)

Head detail.  I couldn't decide between flash/no flash, so I'm posting them both Wink

Look at those eyes! Not only is minathia a talented poppet maker, but she's an artist too! (again flash vs no flash)

Thanks minathia! Totally worth the wait!! She's gorgeous!
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5  Re: Sailor Moon Stuffie Swap Round 1 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by striker923 on: July 25, 2011 07:08:08 AM
They're asteroid senshi! May I say that we do get some cool characters in this swap?
That hair is amazing! Can you do detail shots?
And they're really beautifully shaped! Would love to hear all about how they were made!

I actually really wanted someone to make the Asteroid Senshi....so when minathia had them on her favs list, I was like "hmmm, maybe I could do them!"  No one's really crafted them before and I think they are just so cool! Smiley

Let me tell you...they were a PITA to make, basically I had to come up with everything from scratch...I looked for patterns and nothing really gave me the "manga" style that I was going for (really tiny waists, super-long legs, etc).  The only pattern I even referenced was how to join the legs together, but that was it.  They also took forever to make, so I really appreciate the extension!  I started with legs then went to the body (one piece).  Made arms and sewed them on.  Did the heads, hair caps, buns, embroidered the eyes (another PITA thing, but they came out better than expected), stuffed the head and sewed it on.  Once the head was attached, then I added all the wired hair pieces.

The hair is all held together by thread, yarn, wire and glue! I tried sewing at first, but then realized that glue worked SO MUCH BETTER.  Each of them have a standard hair cap that is sewn...Ceres and Pallas have a hair bun sewed to the cap, and Vesta has a bunch of hair buns sewed together.  Juno...dear god, Juno...I saved her for last, because I knew she would be the most difficult.  All of the thin hair pieces are 18 gauge (or 20, I'm not sure) wire coated in glue, then wrapped with yarn.

The skirt, collar, bows were all winged, like everything else.  I'm super happy with the way the skirts came out...I was definitely going for the more ruffled (rather than pleated) look that the manga has, and I think it shows.

I've been thinking about making a set for myself, but it was a whole lot of time and work.  For some reason, I don't feel like spending all that work on myself, but for a swap partner, it seems much more worth the effort Smiley

I have some sort-of detail shots that I took before sending, so I can post those when I get home.  Posted, see below!

Luna-P was much easier to make since she has pretty simple shapes to crochet.  I tried doing a mouth/nose on her, but it didn't look as cute without it, so I decided to leave those out.

As much as the senshi were difficult to make, I'm really proud of them and I think they came out fantastic.  Each one is a little different as I made little improvements each time (in case you're wondering, Ceres, being the leader and all, was the first that I tried everything on.)

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6  Zelda Swap Round 3 (Signups Closed, Sendouts 09/19/11) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by striker923 on: July 18, 2011 03:04:47 PM
Swap name: Zelda Swap Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: striker923
Sign-up date range: 07/18/11-08/05/11
Date to send item by: 09/19/11

Limited to a certain number of people? 16

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Looking for that perfect Hylian Shield? A replacement Zora tunic because yours has holes? A Ganondorf amigurumi for your desk at work?  Twitching with impatience awaiting the release of Skyward Sword? Join Round 3 to craft some lovely Zelda-themed items to pass the time!

This will be a one Large, one Medium and one Small item swap.  Be sure to discuss extras/spoiling with your partner!

Swap Item Guidelines:

By Time
Big = 3 or more hours
Medium = 2 or more hours
Little = 2 or less hours

By Size
Big = Clothing, a jewelry set, plushies, etc
Medium = one piece of jewelry, a small pouch, etc
Small = earrings, stickers, stitch markers, etc

By Price
Big = $30 or more
Medium = $10-$30 dollars
Small = $10 or less

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:


Name of swap: Zelda Swap Round 3
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (YES/NO)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

You are encouraged to send PMs to your partner(s) and get to know them better. You are required to post in the thread at least once a week to check in with us, will you be able to do this? (YES/NO)

Favorite Zelda game(s)?:

Least favorite game(s)?:

Favorite character(s)?:

Least favorite character(s)?:

Favorite Zelda moments/events?:

What kind of crafts can you make?:

What kind of crafts would you like to receive?:

What is your favorite color?:

What color(s) do you hate?:

What color combinations do you like?:

List clothing and/or jewelry sizes here for things you would be interested in receiving:

List places on the Interwebs where your partner can stalk you to brainstorm ideas (wist, social networking sites, blog, etc):

List possible allergens in your house:

List allergies you have:


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

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7  Tilted Duster Cardigan! in Knitting: Completed Projects by striker923 on: May 12, 2011 04:40:00 PM
After 7 months of on and off knitting, I finally finished my Tilted Duster! It fits so well and will be perfect for a fall to early winter jacket, and a sweater in the coldest months.  Too bad I now have to wait all spring and summer to really wear it Tongue

The yarn is a green tweed that one of the gals in my knitting group gave to me.  So generous!! I used wooden toggles for buttons...the perfect choice, in my opinion.  They really go well with the style of sweater and the color of the yarn Smiley

Dates: Oct 10-May 11
Needles: US size 6, 8 and 9, Denise Interchangeables
Yarn: Knitting Fever Gaelic Aran, color 74 tweed
Pattern: Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan, Interweave Knits Fall 2007
Size: 36"
Mods: made sleeves longer, armhole depth was done in the next biggest size.

Pictures, yay! (please disregard the fact I need a hair cut like whoa) I included a goofy one, because, well, I'm a goofball  Wink  Thanks for looking!!!

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8  Re: WIP Wednesday 5/11 in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by striker923 on: May 11, 2011 10:08:16 AM
I'm loving the color of your sweater SarahJ!  The socks are coming along great too: your stitches are really nice and even.

Here is what I've got for the week:

Sleeves started for a cabled yoked pullover by Norah Gaughan (Rav link)

And a Swan Lake stole (Rav link) that was already completed halfway by one of the gals in my knitting group.  She gave the project to me to finish and keep!! I think I'm so incredibly lucky to get a complicated lace stole halfway completed!! Anywho, this is a shot of my small progress...it doesn't look like much, but I may block it partway to see.
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9  Purple Alpaca Sweater Vest in Knitting: Completed Projects by striker923 on: April 15, 2011 01:57:39 PM
This vest is such a great three-season layering piece! I actually finished it up in September and have worn it several times over the fall and winter and finally got around to taking pictures! It's the Tori Vest pattern (Ravelry link) knit in Classic Elite Inca Marl (100% alpaca), which I got on sale awhile back from Webs.  I wanted a simple pattern since the yarn speaks for itself.

While I definitely like it, it does cut me short...I think I must have an obnoxiously-long torso or some Gumby genes or something, haha.  If it was any other yarn, I would've knit the pattern longer, but I thought the alpaca would stretch.  However because I did this pattern as written (flat and seamed vs converting it into the round), the seams really stabilize the alpaca from stretching.  But, its warm enough and comfortable, and helps to cover the gap my button down shirts get around my, uh, female endowments, ahem.

Thanks for looking! Smiley

(Side slit detail at the hem):

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10  Green ChuChu from the Legend of Zelda in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by striker923 on: March 06, 2011 12:08:13 PM
Here's my most recent amigurumi: a green Chuchu! I decided to make him tiny by using embroidery thread (all 6 strands).  He took me forever to do: not because he was hard, but because I just don't have much crafting time (maybe 1-2 hours a week) right now.  Otherwise I probably would've finished him in less than a week.  I used a B/1/2.25mm hook as that was the smallest hook I had, although as you can see, I could've gone smaller.  Even though you can see the stuffing, it isn't coming out, and I love him anyway 'cause he's so cute!  Grin  Still getting the hang of stuffing though...does anyone have any tips? More stuffing? Less stuffing? Make stuffing more condensed? Less condensed?  Anywho, thanks for looking!

He stands just short of a standard highlighting marker.
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