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1  Re: Buy Nothing Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by dizzylizzy on: November 19, 2007 02:02:51 PM
I received from bettykate last week, but since my cat took off with my memory card, I had to get a new one and didn't have pics to share until now.

First off, there's a batik t-shirt, a bottle of origami lucky stars, and a needle felted pin.

And the crowning glory, all this handdyed roving! I'm ready to seriously get spinning now!  Cheesy

Thanks so much bettykate! You have made me one very happy swap partner!  Grin
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2  Re: Altoid Tin Swap Round 9! in The Swap Gallery by dizzylizzy on: November 19, 2007 01:56:09 PM
At long last, pictures of the amazing tin cheyelizabeth sent me.  Cheesy

She went with my cherry blossoms theme, and this is what I found when I opened my package

the outside of the tin, the woven ribbon is so cool!

the inside, with a mirror on top and elastic lace in the bottom to keep things in place

all the innards, a needle felted cherry blossom pin, stitchmarkers, stickers , and the leftover ribbon

and I must say, my favorite part, the knit pouch with embroidery on it, and my two cherry blossom pens (which I have to keep close watch over, to prevent my cat from eating it all  Wink)

Thanks so much cheyelizabeth! I love it!
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3  Re: "My Country Doesn't Have That" Round 9 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by dizzylizzy on: November 19, 2007 01:42:11 PM
I'm glad you like everything! I got every color kool-aid the store had, hopefully it's enough.


Oh, I finally have pics of the packages travelbug and lilylola sent me. My cat ran off with my memory card, so I couldn't get anything before.

*beware, pic heavy*

First, lilylola's package from England:
loose teas, cadbury chocolates, christmas pudding, lemon biscuits, and a tea strainer

various old maps

postcards, a crochet book, and a paperdoll

And travelbug's package:
everything together

a two layer bento box and accessories

bento bag, chopsticks and snacks

postcards, stationery, and origami paper

Thanks so much travelbug and lilylola! I love everything!  Grin
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4  Re: Anime/Manga Swap Round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by dizzylizzy on: October 12, 2007 03:33:59 PM
A little overdue, but here's pics of the amazing loot GirlOutlaw sent me. Forgive the wonky pics, brand new camera, still trying to figure it out. And I guess it doesn't really help that I only bought a 5MP, all I could afford.  Cry

Anyway.............presenting the goods!!!!

The Nana door pillow and t-shirt:

Shinshi Doumei Cross (Gentleman's Alliance) bookmarks
left to right- Haine, Shizumasa, Usio, Meguri, Maora:

Vampire Knight bag, Yuuki side:

Zero side:

Bleach ring, Cardcaptor key, Bleach keychain:

And finally all the awesome domino pendants and marble magnets
pendants- Nana & Hachi, Hachi, Mitsuki & Eichi, Mitsuki, another Mitsuki
magnets- Alpha, Rin, Nana, Hitsugaya, Zero:

The pics really don't do it all justice. I love it all so much!  Grin

I'm just sad I discovered new manga during this swap and don't have anything proclaiming my love for them! Must have round 3!  Wink
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5  Summer is a time for new bags! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by dizzylizzy on: July 15, 2007 05:12:44 PM
I've been making bags like crazy lately! Cheesy

First, is a totoro cut-out handle bag. It doesn't hold much, just a wallet and keys. But I usually don't carry much more than that anyway.

I used a crayon transfer technique to make the totoro, then I just hand-stitched it on

My sakura bag, with tied straps:

This one's not very big either, I think it's about 10" wide x 7" tall

Funky post office tote. The outer fabric had some really cool stitching already on it, and I used blue polka dot fabric for the inside. The bag also has pockets on the outside for pens:

An action shot to see how it hangs. (Sorry it's not very close up, that was the only mirror in the house, and you have to stand kinda far to get a full view.)

And this last one I made especially to use for my nurse aid class. I love how the fabric on the strap alternates between the outer and inner fabrics. Oh, and it also has outside pockets for pens, lotion, and a notepad.

I know the pictures are kinda blurry. A photographer I am not.  Cry
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6  singer 9010 issues in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by dizzylizzy on: July 04, 2007 09:05:05 AM
My ma  gave me her old sewing machine for my 20th birthday a while back. And I'm trying to make scrubs for my nurse aid class, but the thread keeps jamming and snapping off.

Here's the threading diagram, it keeps getting stuck somewhere around #4.

I don't know what's wrong! It's totally frustrating because I can only get about 1/2 an inch before the thread snaps. 
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7  Is it a quilt or an afghan? in Knitting: Completed Projects by dizzylizzy on: May 28, 2007 04:44:48 PM
I really wanted to make something special for my boyfriend's sister, who just turned 13 a few weeks ago. But all I really knew about her was that she L-O-V-E-D her cat Sora. So, I decided to make her a blanket that immortalizes him.

I spent months making about 200 little rosette squares with my knitwit tool.

But then when I sewed up all the squares, the back had all these little knots in it, so I decided to sew on two layers of fabric (black that shows through the rosettes, and pink for the back and border that helped straighten up the edges).

P.S. the blanket was very well received. She was showing it off to everyone at her birthday party.  Cheesy
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8  he's a wonky little guy, but i like him anyway in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by dizzylizzy on: May 19, 2007 11:14:28 PM
I usually listen to music to help me fall asleep. But I gave my radio/cd player to my brother when I left home, and I dont like having to wear headphones for my mp3 player. So I came up with this little wannabe kangaroo stuffie.

I call him Kuro, cuz I'm dylexic and I messed up the end of kangaroo and the beginning of music. (It also happens to be the name of my fave character in Love Monster)

He's my first attempt at a stuffie, so he's kinda lumpy in some places, not to mention my stitching kinda sucks. But anyway, I used some headphones that I broke the head part off of and stuck them inside the ears, and then string the headphone cord through the inside of the head and body so it comes out inside the little pouch. So I can just plug my mp3 player in and tuck in the pouch and cuddle up with my little Kuro and go to sleep.

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9  i don't even know what to call it........ in Discussion and Questions by dizzylizzy on: May 19, 2007 11:01:14 PM
So I made this basket type thing a few years ago for my hs art class:

And I want to make another one. I know we used some kind of white cotton-ish cord or something and then used yarn to sew two strands of cord together to form the basket.

But I'm not sure exactly where to find that cord stuff. If I'm even remembering right that it is white cotton-ish cord. And I don't really want to take it apart to see, because I remember it being murder trying to get the thing to stay in that figure 8 shape, and I would dread having to put it back together.
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10  cute salad inspired hoodie in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dizzylizzy on: May 19, 2007 10:55:19 PM
When I first started reading Shojo Beat, they featured ads for VIVCORE and I saw this really awesome kimono hoodie from the cute salad line.
It was at the top of my christmas list, but sadly, no one I knew was willing to dish out $75 for a hoodie, amazing though it may be.
So, after months of yearning, I finally decided to make my own.
This is what I came up with: (Be kind, I did not have a pattern to follow)

I was too afraid to try inserting a zipper, so, inspired by my american eagle belts, instead I wrapped some random plastic rings (that I don't really know the true purpose of anyway) I had with ribbon and used that as my closures.

And here I am modeling it(my bf was kind enough to cut my head off of the picture Wink):

It's not quite done yet, I still have to modify the pockets, and finish up a few seams, but I still LOVE it anyway. I think I may make a few more, maybe brave trying a zipper too.  Cheesy

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