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1  Re: Chunky Pages Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by slappersire on: May 20, 2009 03:32:01 PM
I was holding off on posting for my final page, but I suspect that it's easier to post three I have right now.  My incredibly loose theme was India/Indian dance/Hinduis/Hindu festivals.   Grin

So, with no more ado, my pages!

From LittleGreenDragonfly:

From WYOKrista:

From Velvet Rose:

Thank you ladies!
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2  Re: UK & ROI Instant Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by slappersire on: April 03, 2008 02:04:36 PM
Hurrah!  Batteries charged and sorted:

All the stuff from mum_to_flo.... well almost, for some reason I've gone and actually used my row counter bracelet and so forgot it was elsewhere    Embarrassed

Three gorgeous coil bracelets which I love and won't get in my way at work, a fab necklace with amazing cubes beads, plus a matching pin for my bag.

And as well as that, my happy toy, a lovely row counter bracelet which stops me forgetting where I am on my knitting.  As you may be able to see, I'm currently on row 47.

Action shot!

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3  Bollywood Outfit in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by slappersire on: April 03, 2008 01:37:17 PM
A while back I asked if anyone on these boards had a pattern for a lengha and a choli, or similar.  Well, I was able to find what I needed and make up my outfit for my dance show.  It even survived three performances!

It's a normal lengha and choli, made in sari fabric and lined in the cheapest poly I could find.  Classy huh?

I'm really please with it.  It's not the most flattering shape for my figure, but I was able to make an outfit that was comfortable to dance in while still having glitz.

This last photo is with all the jewelry added in and after a very long night.  Scuse the pizza boxes and death like grin.

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4  Cabled Penguins in Knitting: Completed Projects by slappersire on: April 03, 2008 01:21:27 PM
As part of my Yarnie Scavenger Hunt swap I made my partner these gloves, complete with cabled penguins:

I'm almost getting to like cables....

I like them so much I'm making a pair for myself, with leaves.
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5  Re: Yarnies Scavenger Hunt Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by slappersire on: April 02, 2008 10:16:04 AM
I've just got back from dropping my mum off to the train station so I can post the lovelies I got from 2711!

Something to do with the letter 'T':

A T-Shirt Tote, made from a Guiness t-shirt.  Which very nicely houses my current project and assprted bits and pieces.  Neat stitching, altogether beautiful.

Something Hard *sniggers*:

A lovely, hand wrapped in my favourite colour yarn, with added sparkly bits, frame.  With a print from my bestest movie in it.  Can we give Swap Awards?   Grin

Something Local:

A book about the ghosts of 2711's home town:

Something Round:

A row counter bracelet, I've wanted one of these for ages and ages, they're perfect for me and my bad memory.  And now I have one!  Rock!

Something Green:

Hand dyed green yarn, the perfect colour for a plan I've had.  I'm going to make a little purse and embroider it with sakura.  Smiley

Something Funny:

A beautiful hand bound Boosh Book!  I love it, it even has little pictures of the Boosh on the inside.  Smiley

Sender's Choice: Bollywood

Sari Yarn, brilliant.  I've wanted some of this for ages, but I've never quite know what I'd do with it, I still don't know, but I didn't have to justify it to my boyfriend!

Group Shot:

I'm a happy crafter now.  Thank you 2711!  You rock!  And thank you Liebschien for organising this!
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6  I made a thing in Spinning: Completed Projects by slappersire on: April 02, 2008 08:37:53 AM
It's almost like real yarn......

The lovely Purpleheather has converted me to another craft and this is my very first spinning project.  A huge mix of natural colour roving, plied with some purple died merino.

It was very messy, shedding everywhere, but it was fun!

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7  Re: Shawl, scarf and owl. in Crochet: Completed Projects by slappersire on: January 31, 2008 02:49:26 PM
The shawl was just fun fur (My gran wanted something fluffy that could be washed normally, putting mohair right out of the equation).  I've used fun fur and yarn together before, when I made the snowy owl for the MYB swap no.7.  He's over here

if you want to look.

However it came out something akin to armour!  I suspect that was because I was using a smaller hook than I should to make sure no stuffing poked out, but he really was rather tough.  Strokey, but tough.  Which is probably a good thing in a toy.  It might work for the shawl, but only if a very light or thin yarn is used, otherwise I think the piece would lose its fluidity.  It's something I'll add to the list to try though.  Currently I'm doing semi-intarsia using purple cotton yarn and purple fun fur to make fingerless gloves with fluffy cuffs.  Because life's not complicated enough.

The wings are surprisingly simple, just based on a shell pattern which you decrease to give the curve.  I managed them first time off, even if I couldn't tell the difference between 20 and 21 stitches!
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8  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by slappersire on: January 30, 2008 01:55:13 PM
Also, just 'cos I'm so proud of them, these guys were the centre of the ball I sent....

As kathleenalice had said she loved owls and cats.

So I also included a kitty needle book and some (less blurry than this!) kitty stitch markers.

And this

Is my poor, long suffering other half, putting up with a girlie crafting night and making lewd comments about my MYB's balls.  I've had so much fun with this!
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9  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by slappersire on: January 30, 2008 01:49:49 PM
Wow!  Finally sorted my new camera for piccies.  They're not great, the weather here is rubbish and I'm getting no natural light.

Before I get started I just want to say everyone's MYB's looked amazing.  This swap has been absolutely great!

Anyway, onwards, from kathleenalice....

My MYB at work:

And I was good and didn't open it until I got home.....

Goodies!  Hurrah!  Including some gorgeous natural wool which I am eyeing up carefully right now with Koolaid packets in hand........  I could make it a million different colours.  Lots of lace and embroidery threads, plus buttons and beads, some crochet stitch markers (thankyou!) and a handmade bracelet.

A close up of my new crochet hook roll (I've never had one before in my life!)

Thankyou kathleenalice!
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10  I think this counts as homeware... in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by slappersire on: January 30, 2008 01:28:52 PM
I made a few of these this Christmas.  I have a vast tea collection and most of my friends really want to try them all, however when they visit we always seem to only drink one or two types.  So I decided to make sure those who wanted to try... could.

A lot of the teas come from places that don't do samples so it wasn't just a case of ordering samples, instead I folded little individual sachets, filled them with a portion of tea and sealed them wit gold stickers.  The labeled sample packets then went inside a handmade box along with little menu cards detailing where the teas came from and how to order them.  Phew

(As a result my friends and I have just placed a tea order for over 100.  Eeek!)
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