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1  So, I had been planning a garage sale... pic heavy in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Knit_core on: July 29, 2010 03:16:08 AM
My mom brought out the boxes of jewelry that we always attempt to sell at garage sales.  While I looked through the boxes, I started to get idea's of how some of the things could be better.  The frenzy began:
This was a clip on earring.  There were two, so I glued them onto rings

I had these buttons

the leaves on this one are from a bracelet my mom had.  All the "pearls" are from a necklace I took apart.

  Sorry the picture quality is so poor.  Digital cameras are not my friends.
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2  Re: The Summer Slamdance! IYP13 gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by Knit_core on: January 16, 2010 10:06:54 PM
pinkmichk finally got my package!  My second one got there much faster than my first one, which never showed.

she said she was into Alice in Wonderland, which sent meon a quest, since, surely, there would be TONS of Alice theme items in the crafting world.  Not so.  Or, at least, not at michaels, Jo Anns, or Hobby Lobby.  The second time I went to do this package I found these stickers at Hobby Lobby, and even though they're disney, they're pretty cute.  I love these teapot beads, too.  I need to get some for myself.

I'm afraid I didn't get good pics of the camera and tea cup rings I made her, but I actually found the same camera charm and mini tea cups that were shown on the rings in her wist. She also had a bird cage charm and mustache stuff in her wist, and I just had to oblige.

this is a close up of the felt pins I made her.  Two beaded hearts and a wonky mushroom.  Eh, I think it's cute!  Wink

she has a little girl, and I saw this paint your own tea set, and had to get it!

I made her a pin cushion based off some of her favorite colors, and I had these leaf pins that just happened to coordinate.

I made her a messenger bag out of what just so happened to be a table cloth I had been dying to make something out of.  This was also based off her wist.
  Well, thats that!  I think I'm happier with my second package than the first I sent, though I do still wish I had taken pictures of "The one that got away".  Le sigh.  Oh well.
  Thank you for being so wonderfully patient!
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3  Re: Harry Potter HBP (Sign-Up: 6-1-09 to 6-8-09 Send by: 7-6-09) in The Swap Gallery by Knit_core on: July 23, 2009 11:20:51 PM
ok, so I've got some kind of "eh" pictures of the package I did for babygirlbling, taken in the car, in the post office parking lot, with the air conditioning off when I was already late for work.  Needless to say, not great art.  Wink

she wanted a little trunk, so I made her one with a Hogwarts logo on the front, and on the top there's a Gryffendore logo, and a luggage tag that says "Mr. Harry Potter, the smallest bedroom, 4 privit drive, little whinging, surrey"

on the inside is a picture of harry, ron and hermione, a picture of harry with his parents, a Chudley Cannons poster, and a wanted poster for Sirius Black.  Also inside is a bath bomb from LUSH.  It's called French Kiss, and it has lavender in it.  Get it?  Lavender?  Kissing?  Anyway...

I made her a pair of phoenix earrings, and also a hippogryph feather necklace that I didn't get a picture of.

I made a super long necklace in griffindor colors

and a griffindor robe beach cover.  I also gave her crystilized pineapple.  Well, that's it!
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4  Re: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Swap - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Knit_core on: July 15, 2009 08:52:57 PM
hehe, I LOVE my package from blushingbluegrass!
The mugs say "It feels unpleasantly like being drunk."  "Whats so unpleasant about being drunk?"  "Ask a glass of water."
  The saucers say "When put to the test, however, it invariably produced a plastic cup filled with a liquid which was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea."
  I loves them!
  here's the other towel

  and the tote bag, with its gorgeous lining

  Thanks again, honey!  I've already used the towels and the tote bag is perfect for bringing all the books I've been checking out to and from the library!

  The necklace I made you was my cheater item (not counting the whale).  I found the crab charm at Michaels, and almost fell over laughing at how perfect it was.
  The voice in the bowl of petunias is me, pretending to be either Stephen Fry or Douglas Adams.  I bought a voice recording button off the joann's website after a grueling online search for recordable buttons.  Then a few days later I found a recordable mother's day gift tag in the clearance section of my local Hallmark for fifty cents.  Thats whats in your bowl, hehe!  I think I need to go back and stock up.  I loved knitting the bowl of petunias, and when I saw the quote under your picture, I knew I had to do it!
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5  Re: Harry Potter HBP (Sign-Up: 6-1-09 to 6-8-09 Send by: 7-6-09) in The Swap Gallery by Knit_core on: July 15, 2009 08:42:33 PM
This is my package from BabyGirlBling.  Sorry it took so long to post the pics!

  She sent my this fantastic tote bag in Gryffindor colors.  It's vinyl, which is great, because it'll protect my knitting from the elements!

she sent me a beaded owl necklace

a Gryffindor sleep masks (the better to sleep in with, my dear!)

And my personal favorite, a Potterpuffs t-shirt with Dumbledore saying, "I was mearly reading the Muggle magazines.  I do love knitting patterns!"
  I wore it to the midnight premiere!
Thanks again!!!
Is it just me, or do they need to add Gryffindor, muggle and Dumbledore to the spell check dictionary?
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6  Re: Homecoming // IYP7 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Knit_core on: August 21, 2008 01:29:05 AM
I'm a really really bad craft swap angel package recipient.  I recieve a beautiful angel package from Sarahswingset almost a year ago, and never posted pictures.  I'm about to rectify that, though it in no way makes up for my negligence.
  In pennance for not posting, I didn't let myself play with any of my fun goodies until now.  She made me a bunch of Harry Potter and LOST stuff:

Dharma initiative vegan strawberry shortcake soap (yummy!)

Acromantula candles and a golden snitch necklace
an owl DPN case (way better than rattling around in the pouch I have them in right now)

and a Harry Potter sock monkey, complete with scar and scarf.  She also sent me the yarn she used for the scarf, and I couldn't resist:
I knitted him a Weasley sweater.  The M is for Monkey, if you hadn't guessed.  (ok... so I played with some of it.  But can you blame me?)  Thank you again, sarah, for being such a great Craftster and Angel!
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7  cinchy hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by Knit_core on: March 14, 2008 11:16:22 PM
so I knit this in the fall, and am finally posting it, now that it's not hat weather, anymore.  Go figure.

the cinchy hat from knitscene fall 07.   sucky in the bathroom pictures.  Oh well.   Wink I used size 7 needles, even though the pattern called for 6's, and I used lionbrand Woolease.  I'm very proud of my hat!  I added the button of the little girl, because they just seemed to belong together.  I bought the button at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, this summer, and I'm trying to remember the name of the artist, so that I can give her her due!
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8  knit Hurley in Knitting: Completed Projects by Knit_core on: March 09, 2008 12:16:10 AM
I love LOST, and I did a LOST craft swap, and I knitted my partner a Hurley doll.  I wish I'd kept him!  I miss him!

  I used the S&B Knit your own rockstar pattern, and, well, widened it a bit, hehe!
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9  Re: Homecoming // IYP7 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Knit_core on: October 03, 2007 12:43:25 AM
Here's the pics of the stuff I sent to HG Flower, since her camera isn't working.
  First, for the Harry Potter part, we have:
a teapot tortoise and

a Golden Snitch.  (I forgot to get a picture of it before I sent it, but I had made Dorkarific one, so I stole the pic from the Hodown Gallery, hehe!)

LOST part, we have:

Dharma notebooks and Fish Biscuits stickers

A Nicki and Paolo diamond bracelet, and
a knit Hurley, sideburns and all!  I had fun with this swap, and can't wait to see what you've made me!
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10  Re: mr dangly - knitted monkey (with pattern) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Knit_core on: June 12, 2007 08:33:49 PM
so I have now completed my second Mr. Dangly.  My boss has a slight obsession with Shriners, and especially Shriner Monkeys.  So...

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