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291  Re: Whoopie Pie Recipe ...You'll Thank Me Later! in Dessert by Belladune on: March 23, 2011 11:51:25 AM
packed my monsters up, bought some powdered sugar, and finished up the cookies.
I made the filling exactly as stated and hated it.  So I chucked it out and started over.  What I used:
1/4 shortening
1/4 butter
2 cups confectioners sugar (powdered)
splash of milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp of Creme bouquet flavoring

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292  A skating dress in Costumes: Completed Projects by Belladune on: March 20, 2011 07:33:45 PM
I teach kids to skate, and for this years carnival decided I'd get my hands on the costuming too!  And of course, being the procrastinator I am, I did them all within the 5 days before the carnival... Grin
These aren't my kids, so for their safety, I blurred their faces.  i know it can be distracting, but no deal.  they aren't mine, I don't have the right to post their faces on public forums.
Anywho....  Pics!

This one was from scratch, and believe it or not, the skirt has 100$ worth of trim on it!  Shocked 

This is the hair piece i made to go with it.  Yay for feathers and hot glue guns!

This one was recon'd.  It started life as a hideous "flying monkey" Which didn't really look like a monkey at all, more like a flying squirel.  I cut the "wings" out, and zipped(sewed) up the sides, added the spots on the back and changed out the tail.  i then cut one of the other "flying monkey's" up to make the headband.

I also made a cat ears and tail, and a skunk outfit, and some birds wings, but between organizing and watching the carnival, I had  no time for pictures!  these were the only two i could snap!
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293  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by Belladune on: March 20, 2011 04:34:09 PM
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does this count as destashing?  I used ingredients I had on hand (except the coconut, I needed one of those)   and it's white!  And it might go well in J_kieviet's Arctic themed birthday party! 

Oh, my goodness; I thought this was an actual snowball!  I was really thinking it was funny that you called it "from stash"! lol

lol  I suppose I should have mentioned it was cake! lol  Though we've been stashing snow since early november, and still have tons!
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294  Re: FOC Second Chance Wishlist Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: March 12, 2011 06:03:33 PM
I received the most awesome package from Distant_Twilight!

This fab hat! It's so thick and warm!  Good thing it's still chilly around here!

And 2 Mug rugs, one for me and one for the hubby.  I'm sure you can guess which is mine!

And a scarf of many colors (And I like these many colors) It's so soft.  I wore it to our Skating Carnival, and got a lot of compliments!  It's her first weaving, and I'm so touched she let it go for me!  It's wonderful!

And lastly a MYB!  Wewt!!  It's my first ever and I loved unwrapping all the goodies!
~She wrapped it in nearly a yard of button fabric!

~And tied it with this knotted butterfly (which is way more gorgeous in real life)

~All the goodies all lined up in a row (and the yarn) everything was wrapped in the fabric she used for the mug rugs

What was in all those cute little packages?  Lucky stars!! hundreds of them!!! And where the lucky stars will live forever!  I have 4 more jars to fill!

~And the goodies in the last bundle!

Thank you so much Distant twilight!  This was an awesome package! Welcome back to the swapping world, whom ever get's you as a partner is very lucky indeed!
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295  Re: Fiber Friday: March 11 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: March 11, 2011 07:14:22 AM
Gorgeous yarn Idlers!

My contribution this week.  Spun for Dharma rebel in the IYP swap!
misc. wool.  light sport weight, approx 400+ yards. ~6 oz
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296  Re: One Tiny Stuffie Round 3 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: March 10, 2011 05:05:47 PM
Here it is!!!!  My cousin from Despicable Me!!  He's so cute!   Thank you so much Foxy Sam, he's so wonderful!!  The yarn she used is so soft and silky!

his cute face!

And because Foxy Sam is helping in Christchurch NZ, saving animals and such (so wonderful of her indeed!!)  She requested I post a pic of what I sent her too, since she doesn't know when she'll be back.
It's a Moose!  Needle felted and then jointed, so he's posable!

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297  Re: Invite Your Partner Round 17 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: March 10, 2011 04:50:56 PM
weeeewt!!   Grin  I received from Dharma rebel!  It's all so wonderful, and so awesome!  I LOVE my package!!!  get your wisting fingers ready!!!

The most awesome, beautiful soft and glorious fiber!!   BFL blend and banana fiber.  I'm so excited to try the banana fiber!!  and a bonus batt sample I just might have to go buy.....

2 wonderful hoops.  I love love the naked tree hoop, and the other one is so pretty to.

Check out these games for my kids!
Something I've wanted since I saw them here.  Story blocks!!  And they are so cool!

And Something my 5 yr old will love!  Tic tac toe!

And finally, this awesome shirt!  It's going to be so comfy when it finally warms up!

Thank you thank you thank you soo much Dharma_Rebel!   It's all so wonderful! 
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298  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by Belladune on: February 28, 2011 08:23:24 PM
what a dear husband, Belladune!!  Do you know what you will be making with it yet?? 

 I made a slouchy hat out of one of the skeins, it's cotton and wonderfully not super toasty.

as for the rest of it, I'm not sure, but I may spin one into an art yarn, it's just so weird.
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299  Re: Craft along for ME- ongoing in Craftalongs by Belladune on: February 26, 2011 03:55:37 PM
My hubby, being the awesome man he is, brought me home  5 skeins of funky funky yarn!!!  One turned into the bestest slouchy hat ever, and I made it for me!!!!!!
It's cotton, with really thick chunks, and really skinny sections.  It's so super soft, and I love it!

ps. I realize the pink shirt doesn't match at all.  but I wasn't about to change my shirt just for the pics :p
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300  Re: January baby/kiddo birthday discussion/gallery in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: February 20, 2011 04:49:14 PM
so, knocking on wood didn't work..... I still ended up sick :*(  But I'm better now!! wewt!  So here come the monkeys!
I'm sorry I didn't get to it sooner, they are fabulous!  Thank you so much TattooedCrafter!  the kids love them!
Pop go the monkeys!

Sittin' chillin'

Showing Josie the monkey.  It was love at first sight!

Josie 'discovering' her monkey

Now, is that it, or is there more fabulousness floating around out there waiting to be shared?
Alexander and his monkey (and Deklan with his monkey crafty little monkey sent him a while ago)
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