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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap round 64-65 Discussion on: December 09, 2010 10:38:40 PM
YAY!  I'm back!  So if anyone wants charm bracelets or steampunk jewelry put them on your list...pming me too might be good so that I can just lookout for your name.

I can't wait to play!!!

Woohoo!  I love all things steampunk, and I need more of them XD

Babalina58 :/  I hope you feel better soon... but yay polar plunge!
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Doctor Who Swap Round 4 SENDOUTS 12-17-10!!! on: December 09, 2010 10:37:00 PM
I see a blue demon, a yellowish pie, and a purple bull with a creamish yellowish horn....

I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw a pie in the middle image.  Mmmm, lattice-top apple pie... I might have to make some this weekend now.

I'm pleased with my experiments and should be sending on Monday when I get my check (Which did not come today >:[)
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Doctor Who Swap Round 4 SENDOUTS 12-17-10!!! on: December 07, 2010 11:15:11 PM
Is anyone else super excited for Christmas, not just the presents but that the New episode of Doctor Who airs!!!!!

I think I'm more excited about the good Doctor than anything else this holiday season XD

My mad science is going well.  I think it will be called "success".
24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 64 Gallery on: December 07, 2010 12:54:33 AM
Everyone sing....Tis the season for cute little Brian Slugs....Falalalalala....

Fa-la-la la-la la laa-laaa-*drool*

That slug is adorable!  These are all amazing claims, and the quote in the shrine made me tear up a bit, too.  I guess I needed it just now. Smiley 
25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 65 OPEN :) on: December 06, 2010 10:46:19 PM
I claim Kitten Wrangler for a wisty surprise and computer keyboard keys

1st claim this round, 1 outstanding from round 64, 0 sent, 0 rec'd
Before I go on, please note that I do have allergies wool, cats, cigarettes, and food allergies.
I'm a 26 year old girl-at-heart from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and I have an infant son.  I love the Legend of Zelda, Dr Horrible, Doctor Who, Harry Potter Serenity/Firefly, steampunk and pirates.  I cannot stand Twilight.  My favorite colors are blue, green, and purple.  My son's room is done in a space theme, and he loves pirates, lions & birds.

baby-safe fabric book (name, space, or pirate theme)
zelda, mario, or nintendo theme wallet with a place for cash, coin, card, and photos
a nursing top
knit or crochet sushi set
a Doctor Horrible t-shirt (ELE or Dr. H - not Captain Hammer)
a blunt shawl pin - something not too easy to injure myself with! (maybe with a geeky theme?)
a time turner-like pendant (from Harry Potter)
a messenger bag or tote with a design similar to this http://www.wists.com/ambermoony/932eaace2442616b419b28e967d7522a?offset=0
or of course any wisty goodness

glass bottle pendants (corks or glass stoppers)
chain & chainmail links
shrink plastic preferably printable
rub-n-buff metallics
wrap pants
tatting kit (I'd really love to learn how!)
Magnetic sheet to hang on the wall (like, something I can stick magnets on)
bamboo DPNs I use size 6, 8 or 10.5 most
yarn that isn't wool or acrylic (I'd particularly like angora, bamboo, or silk)
sock-weight cotton yarn
plied embroidery floss in skintones
pirate fabric
black and white perler beads (I always seem to run out of those colors...) perler brand please, I have had problems mixing brands
food-safe ceramic pens or paint that doesn't need a kiln, just a regular oven (does such a thing exist?)
glass etching kit
pirate ephemera
steampunk/Victorian ephemera

cameo pendants/charms
misc poly clay
leather scraps or strips (6" or longer for strips)
My son wears size 12mos
26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Doctor Who Swap Round 4 SENDOUTS 12-17-10!!! on: December 06, 2010 10:31:39 PM
Ooooh, an extension means I can go all mad-science and try new things for some extras!  Who needs tutorials when you have... SCIENCE?!  (By science I of course mean insanity and a strangely lit desk, but close enough Wink)
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1 on: December 06, 2010 09:43:00 PM
OK I will blame it on Lindy all she asked for was BIG stuff! Grin  (Not really, but it sounds good)  Wink

Blameshifting is an important job skill nowadays, especially in the corporate world! Wink    Those are some mighty impressive packages though!  I can't wait to see what everyone made.
28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 Gallery on: December 06, 2010 03:28:09 PM
Internet access has been restored and is currently stable, YAY!  And now (finally) the rest of the pictures:

The whole kit'n'kaboodle:

We start off with some gorgeous fabric~  I can't wait to make something with this!

Then a really cute hot pad and embroidered towel/washcloth which are already in use

Margiej sent a Bob the Builder stuffie and soft tools for my son!  He loves them so much.  As soon as I handed them to him, he squealed and gave Bob a big kiss!  Grin

Awesome coasters with sparkly purple spider webs on them and super-cute bubble magnets!

Bookmarks galore!  (Which is great because I usually have 3 books going at a time, and I've been using old receipts to mark the pages)


A sparkly pink skull and crossbones heat pack!  (Perfect for this weather.  It is currently keeping my toes toasty Smiley)

A hanging organizer!  This will be great for keeping things away from little hands.

A cute totebag with an inner pocket (At this rate, all of my projects will have nice bags)  I don't know if you can tell, but the little spots are tiny hearts!  too cute!

A snuggly warm fleece blanket!  Perfect for the weather we've had (and will have until April, haha!)

An awesome bag!  (It fits so well with my wardrobe, you have no idea)

So many pockets!  It has become my new purse Cheesy

... and best of all...

A patchwork skirt!  It's nice and thick, so I don't have to wait until spring to be colorful!  It's so comfy! Cheesy

Thank you so much for everything, MargieJ!  It's all just perfect!

And here's MargieJ's pictures!

Everything all wrapped up:

It looks like a few are missing, but really they're hidden inside other presents (I'm crafty like that)

Day 1? 12?

cigar boxes! (I tried to include as many wishlisted items as I could)  These were the sneaky ones that hid other presents within Cheesy

Toys for MargieJ's kitties!

... and her puppy, too!

A poppy headband inspired by her wists

a teeny tiny island paradise (about 1.5" tall)

a paint kit

crocheted washcloths - I forgot to measure, but I think they were 10"

a flower loom

a fat Tinkerbell picture (I'm rather proud of this one, it was a lot of fun to draw!)

a beading loom

A bellydancer figure!  Again, just so much fun to make!

here's a view of the backside

and last but not least...

an old lady amigurumi!  

I hope you enjoy everything, MargieJ, and thanks for being such a great partner!
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Doctor Who Swap Round 4 SENDOUTS 12-10-10!!! on: December 03, 2010 04:32:06 PM
Just think like the Doctor! Cheesy
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 64 Gallery on: November 30, 2010 11:25:38 PM
Wow.  That scarf looks squishy.  Is it double knitted?  Love it! 

It's a tube! Cheesy  I prefer that over the double knit since you still get the extra thickness, but the stitches look so much nicer.

Really, a tube?  I need to make a tube one now!  I dont have a gryffindor scarf yet and I NEED one!  Cheesy  I just need to find the color gold yarn.  What kind did you use?  This tube scarf will totally be put on my 'to do' list after I finish my huge list of Christmas gifts to the family.

I used Caron Simply Soft (I love the way it feels, and it's available in town!) in Autumn Red and Sunshine.  The other nice bit about tube-knit striped things is that as long as they're securely knotted at the color changes, all the yarn ends are hidden inside - you don't have to weave them in!
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