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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Dog Swap Round 4 Gallery! on: September 24, 2010 07:22:41 PM
My package got here at the beginning of the week - sorry about the lag and lack of photos, my county is dealing with cleanup from a tornado and the disaster animal response team has been working round the clock.

Lisa5691 - Your package will be out tomorrow. I hope your pup loves the stuff as much as my dog loved the package you sent! Sprocket shared the treats with his fuzzy brother and the poo-pickup bag is amazing. The anti-itch spray is AMAZING! What's in it?

Photos later (minus the treats, of course!) 
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Dog Swap Round 4-sendouts sept25 on: August 30, 2010 06:38:57 AM
Anyone else finding it just as easy to pamper their partner's dog as it is to pamper their own dog? lisa5691's doggie is going to have a field day! hehe.
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Dog Swap Round 4- signups aug6-25, sendouts sept25 on: August 17, 2010 04:59:33 PM

 But as long as they dont get wet they hold up very well.

Hmm could be a problem about not getting wet

Re: knit/crochet dog toys and moisture - I've found the easiest way to avoid the knit/crochet wet toy slobber disaster is to knit or crochet a double layer and make it larger than you intend and make it entirely out of non-superwash wool or another animal fiber....felting/fulling is just applying friction to wool or natural animal fibers with heat and moisture.....a dog slobbering and chewing on a toy provides friction, heat and moisture. When the dogs are done playing with their toy, you have a perfectly felted toy they can continue to play with that is even STRONGER than the original because the fibers have all locked together! It's worked well so far, even for a dog who can rip through a black KONG toy in under two hours. Wink
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Dog Swap Round 4- signups aug6-25, sendouts sept25 on: August 16, 2010 09:14:07 PM
And since everyone else is doing it....here's a photo of my little lovely pup that my partner (so excited! Can't wait!) will be crafting for. He's the one on the left.

5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Dog Swap Round 4- signups aug6-25, sendouts sept25 on: August 16, 2010 09:08:27 PM
I am so silly... Thatkid kindly notified me (without telling me how silly I really am!  Wink) that I can take part. So, fingers crossed. Pagan - I have 2 lurchers! One whippet/greyhound cross and the other greyhound/staff cross. Don't they make the BEST pets!!

Crafty_Cow - My lurcher is my sweetheart. I affectionately refer to him as the "fastest couch potato on the planet." He's small, but mighty. I usually end up having to explain to folks what a lurcher is.....glad to meet a fellow lurch enthusiast!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Dog Swap Round 4- signups aug6-25, sendouts sept25 on: August 15, 2010 02:26:18 AM
Hi guys!

This looks like so much fun. I've got two pooches at home. It's funny, one is a mama's boy and one of them sticks to "dad" like nothing else. The daddy's boy spoiled by my husband to the point of insanity, but me and my guy tend to be a little more stoic about things.

This swap looks like the perfect opportunity to spoil my mama's boy. He's a lurcher of the whippet/collie flavor. Right now he's a little miserable due to flea allergies (Oh I HATE this time of year!) but I think crafting doggy awesomeness would be just the thing to cheer him up.

 I hope to be able to join you guys in swappy-goodness!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Pin-upy style sun dress in skulls and cotton! on: July 17, 2010 07:58:25 PM

I made this dress as a debut to a local pinup/boudoir/old hollywood photographer's opening night exhibit for a project she did. The photographer in question took 84+ women of all ages, shapes sizes and colors and re-created iconic Marilyn Monroe photos. I participated, and wanted to look nice. I'm usually not one for fancy dresses (or heels!) but the occasion merited it.

So I thought I'd make something sort of pin-upy with my own sense of style still retained. The pattern is New Look 6457, view A. Instead of having two ribbon stripes at the bottom, I put one at the bottom and one at the waist - without the line at the waist to break it all up, the skull pattern was just too dang much.

I made the dress in the largest size the pattern made available - an arbitrary size 16. My measurements do not coincide with those given on the package - I'm a 42-36-48 gal. I didn't make alterations to the pattern as far as ease or size goes - but I do think I have an awful bad habit of messing up seam allowances. I had expected the skirt to be fuller, but I wasn't too disappointed with the dress. It does have a zipper - I didn't make a lapped or hidden zipper because I didn't really give a hoot.

The dress fits like a glove. The front kind of wrinkles/buckles, even with interfacing, because of how my weight is carried - I've got a rotund stomach with a small waist. Can you imagine why I started making my own clothing? Hahah.

Just wanted to show off. Any comments/thoughts/tips are always appreciated.

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bedazzled Plunger on: January 03, 2010 06:55:15 AM
I'm an on demand content mill writer - they give me titles people have searched for frequently, and I write an article about it. One of my recent ones was "Toilet Plunger Crafts". I had to REALLY stretch to write 600 words on that one, and was wondering who in the world would ever decorate their plunger? Lo and behold, I find this on craftster!

Rock on and keep at it, because it's the small bits of beauty in the world that bring a smile to peoples faces. Even if they are a toilet plunger. A totally awesome jewel encrusted toilet plunger. (Now you just need a golden toilet seat to match....)  Wink
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Father's Day Postcard on: June 08, 2009 04:39:40 PM
This is a postcard I made for father's day. The base is a piece of cereal box that I whip stitched a piece of old satin to, and then embroidered an angelfish onto. I covered the back with paper to write on (Sorry, no photos of that!) and covered the entire thing with clear packing tape to help it hold up in the mail.

Sorry for the lousy photos! The packing tape didn't do much to help with the photography!

10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Semi-permanent Hair dye on: June 06, 2009 07:47:14 PM
Send them to me? haha.

Maybe use them to do some printmaking? It seems to be the right texture.
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