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171  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: November 19, 2011 02:54:55 PM
CLM -- I adore the paper airplane shirt. So fun! I would totally wear one.

always, I love that your mod sisters are in your will. You are what I love about craftster.

My partner has received, so I get to post what I made for the tiny stuffie swap:

Last summer, I collected some sand and shells from Tunnels Beach on Kaua'i with plans to make something for my sister and my mom. I finally used some of it to make a little message in a bottle ornament, using some torn-up paper bag and jewelry wire.

The next one is a bag from an old t-shirt and some Disney princess flannel I've had forever. I painted "if there's a gut, I'm okay with it." on it, and my niece helped me by painting my name (she doesn't know how to write yet, so only I understand it. Smiley

It's an in joke with my friends, and it just needed to be put on something.

Lastly, a felt mustache. I used to make these all the time because I just love mustaches. For November, I decided to put them on my etsy and donate any money I make to Movember.
I've sold two, and a woman has asked to order six for her coworkers. They work with adults who struggle with severe mental illness, and sometimes they need a laugh.
Ah, I just love things like this! I get to bust some stash making some 'staches, and bring smiles to people's faces.
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172  Re: One Tiny Stuffie Round 8--GALLERY!--Mail by 11/14/11 in The Swap Gallery by bananaleg on: November 18, 2011 05:43:18 PM
I received from omgferosh92! All of it is so perfect!

Look. Look at this perfect, little rainbow unicorn!

And the extras!
A banana (I mean, obviously I love bananas, right?) and Littlefoot! This is amazing!

Thank you so much, omgferosh! You are a truly fabulous partner!
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173  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: November 14, 2011 03:08:48 PM
Blue fuzz halloween costume? Oh, i can't wait to see that!
Were you the cookie monster? Wink

If you don't want to bother coming up with themes, i don't mind not having them.
If you do want to, go for it. Maybe your themes will help me decide on Christmas gifts.

ScrappySue, wow! Wham bam. The bags and doll quilts look great!

Last week, we went to my brother and sister-in-law's new house for my brother's birthday dinner.
My cousin gave me a bag of yarn and a bag of poly-fil. My aunt was supposed to crochet her a blanket years ago, and then recently just gave her the yarn... My cousin figured i could find a use for it since she doesn't remember how to crochet anymore. It's all totally baby girl blanket yarn.
It was perfect because i had actually brought an amigurumi dachshund i was working on for my brother's birthday... but i didn't bring enough poly-fil with me!
And a few days before, when we were helping them move, i saw my SIL's crocheted chevron blanket (which i've seen a million times before but hadn't noticed since i learned to crochet) and decided i would finally make a blanket. (Besides the granny square blanket i made a while back.)
Anyway... i've started on a chevron baby afghan... And hopefully my brother and SIL (who have been trying to have kids for years) will hear soon from the embryotic adoption agency on whether or not they have a donor. While i think we're all hoping they have a boy (there are two nieces already, and a boy just seems perfect for their family), i guess i sort of hope it's a girl... only because their first baby is getting this blanket no matter what. Wink
(Unless my cousin (who's also had a hard time with trying to get pregnant) also has a baby, in which case, she will be getting this blanket.)

Here's the afghan so far.

An ear flap hat i finished a while ago, which my aunt will be getting for Christmas.

The amigurumi dachshund, which my SIL named Chody... (They have two real life dachshunds named Charlie and Brody.)

Brody, trying to play with Chody:
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174  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: November 08, 2011 02:23:40 PM
It's been a crazy couple of weeks. Time to play catch-up.

Oh, my gosh, ScrappySue, those books and that TARDIS. I loooove the TARDIS, and i adore handmade books.
Great looking shoulder bags. Really like the shape.

ysmeine, what a pretty patchwork scarf! I keep seeing fleur de lis everywhere lately... It must be a sign that i need to start incorporating them into my stuff. Wink
How fun are those frankensweaters!
Tag blankets are so cute!

Kittymom, that sweater! I had a craft fair this past weekend and had a couple of women ask about kids sweaters. I need to start making them! Yours is so cute! Is there a pattern posted somewhere i've overlooked?
Baby capucines are just adorable! Nice socks! Now that the craft fair is over, and i'm trying not to sign up for more swaps... i'd like to start busting out socks. Smiley

CLM, i love how your monsters are displayed! Seriously, those things are so awesome. My nieces would flip over them.

rottenlittleboys, are those hot pads? (I'm kind of just skimming, so i'm sorry if i missed something.) The hat is adorable.


Okay, some of the hats i've made and not posted pictures of are in here... (This is my table from the craft fair, by the way.)

A woman liked the lavender sleep mask i was selling and asked to order 3 of them for her daughters. Friday night, and all day Saturday, i made them for her! All hand-sewn, and i'm so crazy about my stitching that it really took all day...

She's happy with them, so that's all that matters.

These bracelets have been made for a long time. Most of them were on their little felt plate thing at the fair last year... I wish i had taken a picture of how full it was before this year...
While i was in the bathroom, a woman walked up and bought 20 of my bracelets. Obviously i wasn't there to hear her story, and my mom has a worse memory than i do, so this is what i heard of the story... She works with troubled youths who've dealt with drug and alcohol abuse. After the kids go through this rehab, she will give them a bracelet to wear as a reminder...
When i came back from the bathroom, my mom started telling me about this woman and the kids, and asking if we should give her more bracelets. She happened to be walking by again on her way out, so my mom said, "There she is. Should i give her more?" She was quickly passing by, so i said, "Just go grab her and have her come back and pick out more before she leaves." So my mom grabbed a handful and asked, "Is this okay?" "Just go grab her." She grabbed more, "Is this okay?" "Mom. Yes. Just go get her before she leaves."
Anyway. This is what i had left:

There was a huge pile on there before she stopped by.
Just wanted to share that. I think it's really cool that my little bracelets are being used for something like this.
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175  Re: Breathless waiting for Breaking Dawn Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bananaleg on: November 08, 2011 02:11:29 PM
And you made stereogram pictures? Is there a website for that??

Yep:  http://www.easystereogrambuilder.com/3d-stereogram-maker.aspx
some I just googled, but others I photoshopped the picture into a mask and uploaded them.
That is so cool!

I received from the amazing pinkleo yesterday!

First off, this stenciled wolf shirt.

It's black with silver glitter. So pretty.
And a stenciled jacket (purple is my favorite color <3)! Sorry about the wrinkles, i've been wearing it since i opened the package (only taking it off to shower).

(My niece thinks she's a photographer, so i asked her to take these pictures.)

A magazine full of pretty pictures.

This beautiful dreamcatcher necklace! (Can you tell i love Jake?)

Awesome drink mixes!

I'm drinking the Quileute Cappuccino right now, and my niece and i are about to break into the Cullen Cocoa!
Cullen Cocoa - dark chocolate & mint, cool like the Cullens
Volturi Tea - red raspberry spiced tea, adding hot water will give full effect
Quileute Cappuccino - chocolate cinnamon coffee treat, warming like wolves
Don't they all sound so good?!

Last, but most certainly NOT least, Vamps in Forks hand-dyed yarn!

I don't know what i'll make with it yet, but i can't wait to use it!

Thank you so much, pinkleo! I love everything!
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176  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: October 31, 2011 04:23:14 PM
was it  hard to do that?  _ taking it in at the top, but not the bottom?
What i did was, i kind of traced around one of my favorite shirts, and i sewed from the armpit down to about where my waist is, and just back sewed there. I didn't sew all the way to the side of the shirt, so it kind of puckers there... Man, i do not know how to explain myself, so i tried to draw a little diagram of sorts in paint...

The black is the original shirt. The red is where i fixed it. Does it make any sense?
So, it doesn't really have a finished look at the waist, but i kind of like it that way.

A scarflette in Seattle colors (Seahawks, Sounders):

My favorite part is that you can use any of the squares to close it because they're all full of buttonholes! Cheesy

The first snake, my youngest niece picked out the colors, i made it. The second, my oldest niece made all by herself! The third is mine.

Our snakes, lizards, and some bracelets.

My niece picked out the beads for her bracelet and mine.
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177  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: October 31, 2011 12:53:34 PM
Love the bags, alwaysinmyroom.

I have a bunch of large t-shirts that i was using to cut up for t-shirt scarves, but they haven't been selling, so i haven't been making them lately.
I keep seeing cute t-shirt recons, so i decided to finally give one a go.

Mirror shots!
This is what one of the t-shirts looks like draped over me... (Isn't that how the kids are wearing them nowadays?)

And this is what it looks like now:

It's fitted on the top, and nice and loose on the bottom... because who wants to be sucking in their stomach all the time? Not me.

My nieces and i have been busy making beaded snakes and lizards, so i need to take pictures of them. I feel like i'm in 3rd grade again. Cheesy
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178  Re: OWS 75 gallery in The Swap Gallery by bananaleg on: October 29, 2011 09:21:39 PM
I got home today, and there was a box waiting for me on the stairs! Woohoo!
Frosty772 sent me a super awesome WIP bag! The pictures don't do it justice...

It's got two pockets on the front, and super cool ribbon detail!
The inner lining:

How cool?! I love these types of prints!

Thank you so much, frosty! I can't wait to take it for a spin. Cheesy
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179  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: October 28, 2011 09:25:45 PM
TSM -- What a cool bracelet!

Well, this counts, right? My mom and I destashed some cake mix (if I had my way, it would have been from scratch...) And frosting.

I really just wanted to show you my sweet swirling. Cheesy

A couple years ago, my cousin asked all of the girl cousins and aunts to go to a bead show with her. She was really into jewelry-making at the time, and we were planning on having jewelry-making parties...
Did you know beads can be super expensive? Anywhoosers, I've had several random strands of beads just sitting around, and I just didn't know what I wanted to do with them. I got some stretchy bracelet string stuff the other day and finally made a little something.
All of that background for this:

I really need to work on taking better pictures.
Made this earflap hat the other day. It's big.

In the OWS, I claimed kartiana for paper bits, wash cloths, and beads. I have several pads of scrapbook papers, so I ripped out a bunch I thought she would like, but can't find the picture. Meh.
Wash cloths:
She and her husband are very proud of their Finnish heritage, so I came up with this (it's supposed to be the Finnish flag):
She seems to like it, so... job well done, I guess. Smiley
And the buttons:

And here's what I made today:

Headwarmer/earwarmers/whatever you want to call it. I love the colors in this yarn! Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in Woodland. So pretty!
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180  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bananaleg on: October 22, 2011 12:57:39 PM
Both hats look great, Kittymom! I love capucine hats, and the baby one is just too cute.

I have a few pictures of things i've been working on. I really need to start taking more because i've got several projects that i can't post because i haven't taken photos!  Roll Eyes

First of all, this sweater was not from stash, but i wanted to post it anyway. While i was visiting my sister, i knit my first sweater (which i posted about earlier), and she wouldn't stop asking for one. So, being the very, extremely nice sister i am, i told her i would make it if she bought the yarn.

I finished it at 3 in the morning, and we left the house at 4 to go to the airport so i could come home... so i didn't get a photo of the cap sleeves bound off, but it looks pretty much the same.

Here's a hat:

Some slippers:

I'm trying to get my brother and sisters to help me knit squares to make my mom a blanket for Christmas. No help yet, but here's what i have so far:

Her name is Linda (hence the L), she loves purple and dragonflies. The dragonfly was made up as i went along, so it's not the prettiest thing ever...

SOCKS! My sister likes to go to bookstores, so while i was visiting, we spent a lot of time in bookstores. I found the knitting section and a sock book and finally read up on how to make socks. I'm quite proud of them. They still need to be blocked, but i'll get to that.
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