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41  Makar couch and other stuffies in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Rousseline on: February 01, 2011 03:38:10 PM
These are stuffies I made, mainly for swaps:

The Makar couch (my favorite!) for the Weird Stuffie Swap. I modified a pattern from Knitting Mochimochi to look like Makar from Zelda Wind Waker.

This is a Link amigurumi I made as an extra for the Weird Stuffie Swap from a pattern on Craftster from nerdigurumi.

This is a little skeleton from the book Creepy Cute Crochet.

What do you think?
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42  Link hat and mittens and cable scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by Rousseline on: February 01, 2011 03:28:10 PM
Here are knitted thing I made recently for swaps.

Simplified Zelda hat and mittens I made for the Zelda Swap. I made the pattern myself, and I was inspired by the "Hanging with my gnomies" hat that won the Advanced Knitting Accesories challenge:

This is the cable scarf for the scarf swap.

I love swaps!

Modification: Here is the grid chart I created for the simplified Link:

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43  Re: Zelda swap round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Rousseline on: January 31, 2011 05:46:20 PM
Me and Cyberxtrash met today to exchange our packages! I love not having to wait for the mail!

Here is what I received:

A super-super cute Navi painting on it's own mini-easel.

A cross-stitch of the Zelda emblem, it's awesome!

And the real awesomest thing: Zelda items coasters! The cool thing is that last week I said to my boyfriend that I had to make Perler beads coasters, and now, ta-da! I have my perler beads coasters without even having to work on them! Tongue

Thanks Cyberxtrash, everything is really cool! Love the package!!!
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44  My first crochet blanket (from 2 years ago) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Rousseline on: January 25, 2011 08:31:32 PM
This is the first ever project I crocheted (it may not have been a wise idea to start with a big project, but... meh... lol!)

On the pattern, it was supposed to have a row of granny squares all around the striped part, but it didn't happen. Because it's the first thing I did in crochet, the first rows are larger than the rest so I would need 7 squares on one end and 8 on the other! And I hate weaving in ends, so I stopped after a quarter of the squares...

So I dug the blanket from my unfinished projects pile and decided it was finished enough to use!

With my super-cool owl friend.

I just love the colour mix! What do you think?
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45  Re: Scarf Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Rousseline on: January 25, 2011 04:03:16 PM
I got my scarf today from thelastkodama, yay!

It's a wonderful blue quilted scarf. It has fleece on the back, so it's warm (that's a good thing, because we're in a cold wave here, it was -28 degrees celcius yesterday! Embarrassed)

I love the scarf, it's really cosy and it's beautifully done! My mother was really impressed and I am too!

Here's the scarf!

Here's the other side, she didn't use the same fabric twice except for the lace (and even for the lace, the background colour is different)

Action shot! Don't look at me, I worked all day, look at the scarf!

And a detail of the lace, it is so pretty!

Thanks a lot thelastkodama, I love it!!!  Cheesy
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46  Juggling/stress balls for a gift exchange in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Rousseline on: January 23, 2011 08:26:31 PM
We did a gift exchange with my friends this Christmas. The theme was that the item we bought/made had to fit with the initials of the persons we picked.

The friend I picked has J.V. for initials and she is always stressed about school and evrything. So I decided to knit her some juggling balls (for the "J") but transform them in stress balls. I also decided to put different "fillings" for the stress balls so it would justify the idea of having three balls!

Here are the three stress balls I made. The big orange one has a foam ball in it, the blue one has poly-fill and the purple one has a balloon with flour. Because of the balloon, I couldn't put safety eyes on the ball and risk having a flour explosion. So I decided to embroider eyes and add a mustache, just for fun!

Here is a better view of the mustache. I think he looks like the Pringles guy Tongue

And at the end, I put the juggling/stress balls in a mini-suitcase ("valise" in French) and added some lavender stress relief body cream and candy. She loved the package!
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47  Last minute Christmas knitting (IMG heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Rousseline on: January 23, 2011 08:13:53 PM
At the beginning of december, I decided to make socks for my two cousins. At the middle of december, I decided to knit something for my whole family on my father's side: the two cousins, three aunts, another cousin (the only guy) and my grandma. Sometimes, people are crazy and that was one of my crazy moments!

So here's my last minute Christmas knitting.

My mother helped me, so she did the scarf for my grandmother. It's not really clear on the picture, but it has cables on it.

These are the socks I made for my two cousins.

This is a cowl I made for one of my aunts.

This is a scarf I made for another of my aunts, who is also my godmother. As you can see, this one is crocheted.

Another scarf for my cousin (as I said, the only guy). The color is really dark grey, not as light as it looks here...

And here is the whole bunch. The last scarf, for my third aunt, is missing, I finished the evening before the Christmas supper!

They all seemed to love what I made for them, it was worth the stress!
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48  Mofumafu pig costume!! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Rousseline on: January 12, 2011 09:10:05 AM
My boyfriend is a big fan of Monster Hunter and I'm a big fan of the pig in Monster Hunter! For those who don't know, in the game, the main character has a pet pig that you can disguise in different costumes. The rest of the game is really manly, but this part is totally cute Tongue !

One of the pig's costume is a repica of the main character's starting costume, which is a winter kit that I find absolutely adorable. I had a pig that looked like the one in the game, so I decided to make him a mofumafu kit!

I patterned it myself, making it as I went along. First, I did the suit itself, starting at the tail. What you don't see here is that it's open on the underside. I added buttons, so it's an interchangeable outfit.

After, I did the hood and the edges of the legs, with fuzzy yarn and purl stitches. I did the little blanket separately and stitched it to the suit. The last part is the tail cover, which is the only part that was crocheted.

Here is another photo, from the top. You can see the blanket and tail cover better on this one.

I'm planning on doing more outfits for my pig from the ones in the game!
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49  Final Fantasy 1 hand towel in Needlework: Completed Projects by Rousseline on: January 12, 2011 08:53:26 AM
As the title says, I made a Final Fantasy 1 hand towel Tongue

My boyfriend is a fan of retro games and he got the idea, because I was searching a concept to use my newly acquired cross-stitching abilities.

Here is the whole thing.

Here is a detail of the left side. As you can see a little bit, I messed up the first character, because I handn't figured out the importance of doing all the stitches the same way... But I learned from my mistakes! Smiley

Detail of the right side.

It's placed proudly in my bathroom and I make sure people only dry their hands with the part that is not cross-stitched! Tongue
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50  Re: Weird Stuffie Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Rousseline on: January 10, 2011 02:42:49 PM
So I got home from school and had a box waiting for me, yay!!!!!

I opened it and saw a piece of cardboard asking me if I was excited... was I!!! I removed it and there was a letter from pcollins399! I was more and more excited! I removed the letter and I saw this cutie!

One of my themes was "something videogame-ish" It's a slime, from Dragon Quest! Pcollins399 saw that I made one in amigurumi, but what he doesn't know is that my boyfriend and I collect them (we don't have a big collection yet, but this will help!)! So I was like "OMG, he's cute!" but I was fumbled on how he is weird...

And then, I read the letter and found this container...

It contained different accessories with velcro that I can mix and match for the slime!
One of my other themes was "something victorian-ish", so he made me victorian slime accessories! A monocle and a mustache!

Also, he threw in "cool" accessories! Sunglasses and a tongue sticking out!

It's sooooo awesome! I love love love my stuffie!!!

Oh, and as if it wasn't enough, I also got this cool victorian top hat stuffie as an extra!!! You don't see it very well since he is black, but he's really awesome too!

This is my whole package!

Thank you a lot pcollins399, you were an awesome partner!!! I loved this swap!

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