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1  COOKING / Dessert / Squirt Turtle Cupcakes on: September 25, 2011 01:11:52 PM
I saw these cupcakes on Pinterest and knew I had to make them.  It was time consuming to make the turtles out of the gummy candy but they still turned out decent.  Smiley  

Here's the directions I followed to make the cupcakes:


Close up of a cupcake:

I ran out of gummy candy and had a few plain cupcakes...

Thanks for looking!!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Bento Swap Round 3 Gallery on: February 10, 2010 02:56:06 PM
Original Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334184.0

Sent & Received
Contact Organizer

rowenlynn <-> ShesAZombie
icebyrd67 <-> titaniumhip
madgrin <-> Burgz
Serene <-> Arcadian Green
strawberryh <-> ojy
danaisradxcore <-> love2teach
ysmeine <-> teag
puffy -> Keriw24 -> mamaphunk

Swap Angel: BirdieSays -> ShesAZombie
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Bento Swap Round 3 (Signup 1/13/10 - 1/28/10; Sendouts 3/1/10) on: January 13, 2010 05:53:12 PM
The Swap Gallery!!

Swap name:  Bento Swap Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Arcadian Green
Sign-up date range:  January 13 - January 28
Date to send item by: March 1, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? 16+ please

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: Yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes

Here is the  Orignal Discussion Thread

Details of swap: This swap is for craftsters who make bentos or are intrested in starting out in the world of bentos! Signups are for two weeks and then there will be a month for crafting and gathering goodies to send out.

Don't know what a Bento is? Then here a couple of links I think are very informative  Smiley:
Lunch in a Box
Just Bento
and the flickr pictures are always fun to look through....
Flickr Obento Group

Here are links to the first two galleries:
Bento Swap Gallery
Bento Swap 2 Gallery

You are required to craft 1 medium and 2 smalls for this swap. You may also purchase items to send to your partner. I will leave it up to the partners to decide on the amount of purchased items to send.

Once the swap has started please keep in contact with you partner. When you receive you need to PM me and your partner so we know you have your package.

If you want to participate, please PM the following questionnaire:

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Do you currently own a Bento box?
If yes, what kind (list any details you feel your partner might need to know)?
Would you be willing to purchase a bento box for your partner?
Are there any specific Bento accessories you would like receive?
What kind of crafted items for your Bento box would you like to receive?
What kind of food do you pack in your bento?
Do you have an allergies your partner should know about?
What colors do you love?
What colors do you hate?
What crafts do you do?
What crafts are you intrested in learning?
Is there anything you are really intrested in receiving?
Anything you would rather not receive?
Do you have any personal websites your partner can go to for (stalking)information? (myspace, facebook, twitter, ravelry etc.)
Do you have a wists?

List anything else you think your partner should know:


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


1. Arcadian Green
2. Serene
3. ShesAZombie
4. love2teach
5. teag
6. rowenlynn
7. titaniumhip
8. mamaphunk
9. Burgz
10. icebyrd67
11. ojy
12. Ysmeine
13. strawberryh
14. Keriw24
15. madgrin
16. puffy
17. danaisradxcore


rowenlynn <-> ShesAZombie
icebyrd67 <-> titaniumhip
madgrin <-> Burgz
Serene <-> Arcadian Green
strawberryh <-> ojy
danaisradxcore <-> love2teach
ysmeine <-> teag
puffy -> Keriw24 -> mamaphunk
4  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Butterick B4669 Corset style top on: October 04, 2008 07:41:46 PM
I meant to post this a long time ago but Ive been lazy. I made this top last year when I went as a pirate for Halloween. The pattern calls it a corset but I don't really think it's anything like a corset. Anyways....I picked out the pattern, bought the fabric and got started on it all within a week of a Halloween. Not something I would ever do again. Having only 5 evenings to work on a whole costume didnt work out so well. I ran out of time to make boot covers so I had to improvise instead.  Undecided Also I bought the wrong size pattern!!!! Angry  I bought the larger sizes and and I had to use the smallest of the larger sizes. It didn't fit as well as it should have. Guess I'll pay attention to what I'm buying next time!

I chose View D because I liked that all the pieces would lace up together.  I did leave off the pleated peplum because Pirates dont wear skirt thingys!!!

It took me forever to pick out fabric. I decided to go with black brocade because I was afraid of buying some bright pretty fabric and messing it up. It has a dragon design in black on the fabric and I lined it in black. I used bright blue ribbons to lace it up because I liked the idea of having some bright color to it.  Smiley



A few days before Halloween I searched the internet trying to figure out what to do about the eyelets. I came to the conclusion that hand sewing the eyelets would be the best idea but I was pretty sure I couldnt hand sew 86 eyelets in two days. I had to finish working on other parts of my costume.  Instead I used a store bought junky eyelet punching thingy.  Sad I dont remember what they are actually called. I went to the leather section of the craft store and bought some eyelets because the ones in that section were a bit sturdier than the ones in the fabric section. I still ended up using both kinds. At the end of the day the eyelets from the leather section of the craft store held up while the flimsy ones I got in the fabric section started falling out. I put the eyelets in the night before Halloween. My hands hurt from punching 86 of those things into the fabric.

I think if I made this pattern again I'd buy the right size and consider doing something different about the eyelets!!  Smiley

Oh yeah, one more thing. I am such a nerd. I wore this to work for Halloween last year and I laced the front two pieces upside down. I kept thinking it looked odd.  Smiley I doubt anyone noticed. The lacing doesn't look pretty right now because I pulled it all out to correct it but didn't feel like making the ribbon look nice.  Smiley
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Heart-shaped box (nirvana related) on: April 04, 2006 04:22:24 PM
So I bought a heart shaped box and put my collage scraps to use.  I'm not quite finished with it yet.  I need to fix all the brown spots that are showing.

Top of the lid.  I don't like it.  I think I need to add something to it.

Inside the top of the lid.  I used nirvana sheet music to line it.

Side 1

Side 2

My favorite part is the inside of the box.  I lined it with sheet music, a nirvana interview and half a picture of Kurt.  I like the way it looks.

I haven't decided what I'm going to do with this yet.  Just something random I wanted to make.

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / simple earrings and stuff on: April 04, 2006 04:14:37 PM
Here are some simple earrings and a bracelet.  Nothing fancy because that's the way I am.  I have a ton of beads and I'm slowly using them up.  I never plan out what I'm making I just start adding beads until I'm done. 

Random earrings
I bought these black and silver moon beads that I really really like.  I'm just not happy with the bracelet so I'm taking it apart and starting over.
Close up of the beads.  I really like them.  
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / T-shirt --> Hoodie on: March 24, 2006 07:59:49 PM
I wanted to turn a t-shirt into a hoodie for a long time now and I finally got around to it.  This is my first time reconstructing a shirt.  It's my first time making a piece of clothing for myself!!  My sewing isn't to awesome but from far away it looks pretty good.

My SOAD flagboy shirt that I cut up.  Not a very pretty pic.


I lined the hood with this black soft stuff....yeah... I can't remember what it was called.


I lined to inside of the pocket with it too.  I like the way it feels. Wink


This was the best pic I could take while wearing it.  


Now through trial and error I can make a better hoodie next time.  A zipper would be nice.

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