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1  Re: Creepy Cute Swap Round 2 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Arryl on: March 26, 2012 08:27:58 PM
My digital camera broke (Cry), so I've been without.  I found a cheap $10 camera topost pictures, though the quality is absolutely terrible.
A picture of everything I received.  Aren't they all awesome?  Smeddley spoiled me!

Amigurumi bride and groom.   I will have way too much fun with these.

A lovely blood drop necklace! I think I had specifically requested one, so it was very nice of her to make it. 

A yarn holder (another specific request ^_^) and a crochet blood drop.

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2  Re: Old Fashioned Romantic - gallery in The Swap Gallery by Arryl on: February 06, 2012 01:02:24 PM
I was so spoiled with my package!  Thank you, Adrienne!
Here's a pic of all the lovely items I received.  My camera died and I can't find any batteries, so I wasn't able to get close-up pictures of everything (but everything is in this first pic).  She also sent me a pretty little shadow-box, heart-shaped mold, ribbon, candle, and some pink pearls.

Adrienne decorated the top of the box herself.  Isn't it shiny?! This is my favorite item!  

And a very nice necklace (love the branch!)

And a picture of a headscarf, with some pins, heart stone, and crystal.  

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3  Vworp! Vworp! TARDIS Wall-hanging! in Quilting: Completed Projects by Arryl on: September 05, 2011 03:29:13 PM

Ages and ages ago, I was making a Totoro baby quilt for a friend, and happened to be watching Doctor Who.  I love sewing and I love Doctor Who, so joining them together makes me explode with geeky joy.  I still need to add ribbon to actually be able to hang it from the wall, but I was impatient and wanted to go ahead and post it. 
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4  My first embroidery--a Dia de los Muertos Skull! in Needlework: Completed Projects by Arryl on: September 05, 2011 03:09:33 PM

I was randomly stalking the Needlework section of Craftster, and saw all of the awesome projects here.  I was so impressed that I decided to get into embroidery myself.  
I made my own design, and simply drew it on the fabric with a pencil (I don't know anything about iron-on transfers and whatnot).  I found a fantastic website that had several stitch tutorials.  (http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/hand-embroidery/). I used a running stitch, an interlaced running stitch, a lazy daisy stitch, fishbone stitch, a butterfly chain stitch, and attempted some other stitch under the eyes that I can't remember.  I definitely have a long way to go, but I really enjoyed my introduction to embroidery.  
Unintended bonus for choosing a skull:  completely wigging out my parents, and frightening little old ladies in the coffee house who saw exactly what I was doing.   ^_^

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5  Re: Digital Photography swap gallery in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Arryl on: July 18, 2011 01:42:10 PM
I finally received my package, and it's lovely!  I love how BeccaJaneStClair decorated the frame.  Very cool.  Thank you so much (and for re-sending)!
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6  Re: Tree Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Arryl on: June 22, 2011 08:38:52 PM
Behold the uber-shiny items I received in my swap!  Tremble in envy and covet them!
I received a tote, leaf candle, some darling jewelry, a golden tree plaque,and a card.  Thanks again, Nicole!

First off, I got this lovely bag.  The pattern is quite nifty. ^_^

^^^^I also received some cute leaf stickers, which I can't wait to use.
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7  Blue Ridge Parkway and Other Random Photos (warning!pic heavy!) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Arryl on: April 29, 2011 12:53:03 PM
Nature is purdy, so here are some pictures.  Also, random quote:  I want to see mountains again Gandalf, mountains!
All right, this one isn't anywhere near the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it's pretty.  I actually took this picture in Tennesse.  My undergrad college had a tree whose branches naturally formed this way.  Of course, once I noticed the tree the weather decided a monsoon lasting for a few weeks would be nice, so it took me about a month to get a good picture

These are a couple of the few images where I significantly altered them on the computer (usually I don't do anything).  I wanted the red to really popped out, so I fiddled with the settings.


My dad dragged me on a dawn patrol to shoot some photos.  I woke up at an obscenely early time, but it was worth it.  The morning was absolutely beautiful.

For this picture, my dad actually told me to stand in the middle of the road. I don't know about you, but this isn't something I usually hear from my dad.

We were heading back home when my dad noticed the lighting and suddenly said "oh oh!" and immediately pulled over on the side of the road


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8  Re: Doctor Who Swap Round 3 Gallery!!! in The Swap Gallery by Arryl on: August 17, 2010 01:52:12 PM
I was finally able to pick up my swap!  w00t woot!!  And they are all AMAZING!  Thank you so much nnakpw!  I love everything!  *hugs it all*

The front of my very own "Don't Blink" shirt!

The back.  Don't blink in front me.  Ever.

Me modeling my (literally) shiny new shirt.

Doctor Who magnets!  I was thinking that I needed to geek up our apartment. 

Home Sweet Time and Relative Dimension in Space.  This shall get a place of honor in my room. 

My very own TARDIS bag!  w00t w00t!

Close-up of my TARDIS bag.  Isn't it awesome?

Picture of all my awesome stuff!
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9  Totoro Baby Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Arryl on: July 08, 2010 08:11:41 PM
My best friend is pregnant, so I've been going crazy with crafting baby things for her.  She loves "My Neighbor Totoro," and is decorating her baby's room with that theme.  I decided to make her a baby quilt, and thought it would be cute for it to be Totoro themed.  I really wanted to use the freezer-paper stencil tutorial from Craftster, but couldn't find a good image for it.  Thus, I decided to use printed iron-on transfers.  It's a little difficult to tell, but the binding is plaid because she really likes it.  If I can, I'd really like to put red robots on the back, since her husband loves robots (that's how he wanted to decorate the room).  It really depends on how I feel.  

Note:  This is credit to the unknown source.  I did not create the images on the quilt.  I randomly found them on the internet ages ago.  I don't know where I found them, or even who made them.  

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10  Re: ~Photography~--Mountains! (pic heavy) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Arryl on: June 30, 2010 06:27:02 AM
Thanks everyone!  I admit I'm biased, but I personally feel I live in the most beautiful place on Earth.  My dad takes even better pictures than me, but he has been roaming the mountains for 30+ years with his camera.  I'm impressed you know where I took these pictures, Eodril. *hands a cookie*

I'll resist the urge to go on a long blather on about Mal and Inara; it would only segue into a general blather of how Firefly's awesomeness.

I forgot to add this one, so here it is.  It's also from Yellow Mountain Gap.

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