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1  Re: Jar of Whimsies Rd 11 in The Swap Gallery by Jennickell on: July 31, 2012 12:24:18 PM
I appologize profusely for the lateness in posting pics (the long and the short of my excuse is I got married 2 weeks ago, we eloped, didnt really think that I was going to be that busy but we have had friends and family visiting, my step kids and the godforesaken heat in Oklahoma the past few weeks has been unbearable and totally sucks any little bit of motivation and energy you might have), OK enough with my excuses are the the pics of the jar or should I say box I got from Jennden

This awesome box with a really cool paint effect on it and it was crammed full of stuff

these awesome little polymer clay things, one is a little box and had some beads inside
and another view of all the goodies!
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2  Pillow case tube tops!!!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Jennickell on: July 09, 2012 06:33:53 AM
Well, I was just experimenting and just so happened to have my super skinny friend over and I made these:

This one I put grommets down the back and laced ribbon through it and I added some black ric rac to the bottom edge

This one I used some bigger brass grommets and made some small ties out of the edge I cut off the pillow case.

I really am not a very good seamstress, some of the edges are really crooked, but I think it turned out pretty good. Gonna try and make one for myself tonight!
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3  Re: Journal for a month Round 2 - The gallery of awesome in The Swap Gallery by Jennickell on: June 25, 2012 11:45:31 AM
Came home for lunch today and an awesome package was waiting for me from astrangeone
sorry the pic is blurry

I havent gotten a chance to read the journal yet (got a Dr apt this afternoon might be a good time to read while waiting)
Thanks so much! this was a lot of fun!!!
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4  Vintage pillow case and sheet skirts! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Jennickell on: June 25, 2012 11:41:48 AM
OK - I am really a terrible seamstress, I get super excited about sewing something and stuff rarely turns out how I envision it, but I had this box full of vintage sheets and pillow cases, the sewing machine has been sitting out on the table for 2 weeks (from when I fixed my sons shirt) I finally said "f*ck it, im gonna sew something". So for my baby girl (OK she's 5, not a baby anymore), I made her this one

Very simple, even I knew I could handle this, just cut the closed end of the pillow case off as long as she wanted it, sewed a seem at the top, ran elasctic, sewed shut (of course I had to buy her a new shirt to go with it)
For her sister I made this one:

(I made a matching hair scarf too, just didnt get a pic) same thing, just fitted the elastic a different size

Then for me I made this one:

ignore my fattiness, I think my inner hippie is starting to come out (plan on wearing it to see the String Cheese Incident next month)
and then I whiped up this one:

I even did so good and sewed some rick-rack around the bottom edge.

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5  Re: Jim Henson Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Jennickell on: May 24, 2012 11:20:27 AM
Went home for lunch to sigh.....do the dishes, and a wonderful package was waiting on my door step from beth8144

Everything I got! Crocheted Kermit and Beaker, sesame street hoopla, cool triangle zipper pouch with some kermit green glitter nail polish inside and lil manucure kit and an animal t-shirt for my lil girl

The most AWESOME crocheted Beaker and Kermit! I think of myself as a pretty talented hooker (crocheter) but then when I see something like this, it makes my stuff look like a 2 year old did it! Beaker is going to be my new BFF and travel buddy (look for the exciting adventures of Beaker later on this summer when he goes with me on my wedding and honeymoon trip to Pennsylvania)

This hoopla is sooooo cute, I have this weakness for anything sesame street (trying to talk the fiance into going to Sesame Place when we go on our honey moon in PA as mentioned above)
Beth, Maribel - thank you so much! This was my first swap in over 4 years and I couldnt be happier!
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6  Crocheted rag rug in Crochet: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: March 26, 2012 02:02:37 PM
I recently aquired 4 garbage bags FULL of scrap fabric, I had to do something with some of it or my fiance was going to freak out, so I made this:

It takes more time to tear and attach the fabric strips together than it does to actually crochet it, but I am happy with how it turned out!
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7  Crocheted heart garland! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: February 06, 2012 07:12:05 AM
I needed a quick project to get me back into the crocheting mood, I found this the other day

and I whipped these up on Sat:

and rainbow hearts

and did this

for these I stitched a smaller felt heart on the top

and some rainbow heart garland
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8  Crocheted Tata's - NSFW (Adult) - NOW WITH PATTERN! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: February 03, 2012 07:58:31 AM
Well, I kinda just made a few of these as a joke and on a whim I put them up at this little shop I sell some of my stuff at. Here they are, crocheted boobies!

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They were such a big hit, people were buying them for dirty santa gifts, the drunks at the bar next door to the shop all came in and bought some, cause you know who doesnt love BOOBS!

Also gave a goof up one to my dog and he LOVES it!

I am feverishly working on more as February is breast cancer awareness month!
(I hope I posted this correctly, please dont yell at me if it is not blocked from sensitive eyes)

I hope that makes sense, I am terrible at writing patterns (I make it up as I was going along and in my head this all makes sense, but not everyone may get it)

G Hook
small amount of "nipple" pink
small amount of "aerole" brown
off white
(I used "I love this yarn" from hobby lobby just because I love that yarn,lol)
poly fill stuffing

R1 with pink - magic circle 4 sc in loop, sl to first sc
R2 - 1 sc in each , sl to connect
R3 - repeat round 2
(now of course you can modify the nipples to be as long or short as you want)
R4 - (switch to brown) 2 sc in each sc, (8 sc)
R5 - 2 dc in each sc (16dc)
(again your aeroles can be as wide or thin as you desire)
At this point I turned the nipple inside out, for some reason it just looks better, also this is a good spot to tie off and weave in the ends of those two colors
R6 - (switch to off white), 2dc in first dc, 1 sc in next, repeat (24 dc)
R7 -2dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc, repeat (32 dc)
R8- 1 dc in first 3 dc, 2 dc in next, repeat (40 dc)
R9-10 1 dc in each dc (40 dc)
R11 - 1 dc in first 3 dc, decrease (dc 2 together). repeat (32 dc)
R12 - 1 dc in first 2 dc, decrease (dc 2 together, repeat (24 dc)
(here is a good spot to stuff about half way full, the firmness is all a matter of opinion, some like firmer boobies, some like softer (I also thought of putting a squeaker in, havent found any yet ,lol)
R13 - 1 dc in first dc, decrease (2 dc together), repeat (16 dc)
Finish stuffing as full as you want
R14 - DC 2 together (16 dc)
R15 - SC 2 together (8 sc), I did singles because I just thought it look neater

Use a yarn needle and weave in and out around the stitches and pull tight to close

This pattern should make a pretty good size "C" cup boob and the rows can easily be increased or decreased to adjust the size!

I have had a lot of ideas of how to spice up the boobies, nipple rings, tattoos, pasties, etc!

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9  Just some felt applique pictures I made in Needlework: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: February 03, 2012 07:49:41 AM
So I am normally a crocheter, but after all the crocheting I did for christmas, needless to say I am a little worn out, so I decided to take a break and make something else and I came up with these:

And my fav

They are all framed in thrift store frames I spray painted and then I used felt flowers I cut out with the sizzix (and the skull) and just kinda free formed them onto some scrap fabric. I am going to hang them as a grouping somewhere in my house.
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10  Finally finished - Runestone embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: February 03, 2012 07:43:03 AM
Here it was WIP
And here is the completed:

I am really happy with how it turned out, I am going to look for a nice thick rustic looking wood frame for it
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