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1  Small sling bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by cold.dinner on: April 18, 2012 01:02:58 PM

Full view.


Plain and simple inside.

So I just whipped up this little sling bag and I'm quite proud of it. I thought I'd share it. It was really quite easy to make and I could try to make a tut if anyone's interested. Comments and critiques welcome.  Smiley
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2  Re: Fukubukuro 福袋 lucky bag Swap Gallery (Mail by 12/12/2011) in The Swap Gallery by cold.dinner on: January 03, 2012 07:59:44 AM
I received today from sinellia and what a great package it was! I loved everything! Grin She said she should have send more stuff but I think this is a-plenty already! Instead, I think I should have send more stuff.  Embarrassed Sorry for the slightly blurry pics. Only have access to my cellphone right now. Check out the loot:

Out of the bag...

I never thought it was that fun to unwrap items one by one. I should have done the same! The whole loot!
Supplies: Small embroidery hoop, blue fimo, blue yarn(with market tote pattern on the underside) and a really cute little cross-stitch kit.
Snacks: 4 packs of different flavoured yummy chocolates. Popping them while typing this.
Crafted items: Poppy pendant(my fav!), rose ring(super nice details) and cute card wallet.
And of course a nice card.

Closer look at the card wallet.

This is sooooo pretty!

Rose ring!!

Thanks for being a great swap partner!  Grin
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3  Re: Scrap Happy Patchwork Swap GALLERY: send by 11/30 in The Swap Gallery by cold.dinner on: December 14, 2011 07:17:10 AM
Alrighty! I got my lovely package from Totallyblank today and Craftster photo hosting is done. So here are the goodies:

The whole pack. 1 scrappy pouch, 1 card/coupon holder, bunch o' candies and 1 cute postcard from Michigan. She also sent me 2 packs of snap buttons and an envelope of fabric scraps, which I consider a kit for making other scrappy pouches. The fabric scraps were in an envelope but I decided to spread them out so you can see better.

My favorite! Too cute! And in my favorite color too!  Grin

In action!

Thank you so much Totallyblank!  Cool
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4  Fukubukuro 福袋 lucky bag Swap Gallery (Mail by 12/12/2011) in The Swap Gallery by cold.dinner on: November 29, 2011 07:29:01 AM

Post pictures of your goodies here!

Discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=394527.0

Blue - Sent package
Green - Package arrived to partner.
Strikethrough - Feedback done
Orange - Sending late with communication
Red - problem, please contact your organizer

Partners!! (in no particular order):

lindyv321 <-> gotgrey
Miss Barbara <-> quaggy
amnesia <-> super_crayola
Serenthia <-> puzzler
badpuppy <-> amnesia
Mandymo13 <-> Pixiefirefly
ironic <-> Anubisheart
Onyxnox <-> Krafty_Karasu
cold.dinner <-> sinellia
professionalpineapple <-> southern flower
silentblair <-> Chrissycraft
kjbaloo <-> hgddm
xxmyjelloxx <-> Onyxnox
hgddm <-> Miss Barbara
Chrissycraft <-> Serenthia
super_crayola <-> professionalpineapple
puzzler <-> ironic
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5  Fukubukuro 福袋 lucky bag Swap (Sign-ups 11/08/2011-11/18/2011 Mail by 12/12/2011) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by cold.dinner on: November 07, 2011 09:42:54 AM

According to Wikipedia: Fukubukuro (福袋 lucky bag, mystery bag) is a Japanese New Year's Day custom where merchants make grab bags filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount…

Start your crafty New Year with this swap! This swap basically is make your own lucky bag (out of whatever you like) and fill it with crafts supplies, candies/snacks and crafted items. Yes, all 3.

I just realised that it wasn't probably clear but the bag does not count as a small crafted item. Please do take note!

Gallery is up: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=396992.0

Details of swap:
- This swap requires a minimum of 2 small crafted items (or 1 medium), then go ahead and fill/stuff it with craft supplies and candies/snacks. 
- If you go by point system, it would be a minimum of 3 point swap (your crafted items are already 2 points so you have to fill the bag with 1 point of supplies and candies).
- Since this a small 3 points swap, you can choose to swap with 2 partners.
- Size of bag: 9 by 7inch with the width of 1inch (approx.)

Swap guidelines/ points:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Swap name: Fukubukuro 福袋 lucky bag Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: cold.dinner
Sign-up date range: 11/08/2011-11/15/2011
Date to send item by: 12/12/2011

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

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

Additional Age requirement? NO

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 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 within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

Would you like to have 1 or 2 partners?

1.  Do you have any allergies?
2.  Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
3.  What is your favourite crafting medium (knit, crochet, sew, etc)?
4.  Favorite colors?
5.  Least favorite colors?
6.  Please name at least 5 crafted items that you would love to receive:
7.  Please name at least 5 crafted items that you would be comfortable making:
8.  What kinds of craft supplies would you like to receive?
9. What kind of craft supplies do you have too many already?
10.  Are there any patterns/designs that you love?
11.  Are there any patterns/designs that you can't stand?
12.  What are some of your favorite things/styles/themes?
13.  Are there any items you would not wish to receive?
14.  Are there any specific snacks/candies you would love to receive?
15. Any snacks that you do not wish to receive?
16.  If you have any strong dislikes, please let them be known:
17.  Please give a link to your Wists, Pinterest, Etsy Favorites, etc:
18.  If you gave very short answers to the above questions, or if you don't have a Wist, etc, tell a little more about yourself - work, hobbies, family, etc. to give your partner more ideas on what to craft for you.


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

1. cold.dinner
2. southern flower
3. Pixiefirefly
4. Miss Barbara
5. Serenthia
6. Mandymo13
7. xxmyjelloxx
8. Krafty_Karasu
9. sinellia
10. super_crayola
11. gotgrey
12. puzzler
13. amnesia
14. lindyv321
15. kjbaloo
16. ChrissyCrafts
17. badpuppy
18. Anubisheart
19. professionalpineapple
20. ironic
21. silentblair
22. hgddm
23. quaggy
24. Onyxnox

Blue - Sent package
Green - Package arrived to partner.
Strikethrough - Feedback done
Orange - Sending late with communication
Red - problem, please contact your organizer

Partners!! (in no particular order):

lindyv321 <-> gotgrey
Miss Barbara <-> quaggy
amnesia <-> super_crayola
Serenthia <-> puzzler
badpuppy <-> amnesia
Mandymo13 <-> Pixiefirefly
ironic <-> Anubisheart
Onyxnox <-> Krafty_Karasu
cold.dinner <-> sinellia
professionalpineapple <-> southern flower
silentblair <-> Chrissycraft
kjbaloo <-> hgddm
xxmyjelloxx <-> Onyxnox
hgddm <-> Miss Barbara
Chrissycraft <-> Serenthia
super_crayola <-> professionalpineapple
puzzler <-> ironic
Gallery is up: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=396992.0
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6  Plastic bottle lanterns *Now with pic-heavy tutorial* in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by cold.dinner on: September 24, 2011 07:31:43 AM
Too many plastic bottles hanging around so...

Plastic bottle lanterns! A breeze to make and they look cute too. All you need is plastic bottles (i like colored ones), some glue, a stapler (optional), scissors and duct tape. Will do a tutorial if anyone is interested.  Smiley

First you get your bottle and cut out the smooth bit (usually the part where there is the label).

Cut it out and get a piece like this but don't throw away the rest of the bottle yet!

From the piece you cut out, roughly cut them into 1.5cm strips (you can also cut them more thin or thick depending on your own preferences.). Now cut out other strips(rings) from the rest of your bottle, 2 of 1cm strips(rings) and 2 of 0.5 strips(rings).

Fold your 1.5cm strips into half and fold 0.5cm on each end.

Glue your 1cm strips to form a ring each(once again, the size of the rings depends on you but the bigger the ring, the more strips you need to fill it.)

Apply glue to the 0.5cm tabs.

Glue them to the ring, space them out evenly.

Glue them to the other ring and in this case, I also stapled them after gluing for extra security.

Take the 2 remaining 0.5cm strips, snip a little in the middle (not all the way through!) fold the ends until it fits in the base of the lantern and glue or staple it.

Slot in the second strip where there is the cut and affix it.

Duct tape the top and bottom. I used only a piece of duct tape; I covered the front first then folded it back.

And you are done! You can also fix a chain to it to hang it around. I used a pushpin to poke (and widen) 2 holes in the sides, got a chain, opened one and push it through the holes.

I hope this tutorial is somewhat clear. Feel free to ask me questions.

Now that I made this tutorial I feel like making orange ones for Halloween... hmmm...
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7  cute little kimono baby in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by cold.dinner on: February 12, 2008 10:16:24 AM
I had an urge to crochet and started crocheting a peanut with some fuzzy yarn I found lurking around. And bit by bit, it became my cute little kimono baby.  Grin
I free-formed her and I didn't write down a pattern.. She's 8.5cm(about 3.3inches) and rather easy to make. Just crochet a peanut form, add hands and legs. The kimono is not that difficult to make either. I made it pieces then assembled it. If anyone wants to try making one I'd make some kind of a tutorial. Oh, by the way, she can take off her kimono. I might even make her some other new clothes to wear.. Haha..

Hug me...

Just to show off her obi(obi is the ribbon thing.. not a japanese word for butt)

The front of the kinomo

The back of the kimono

Do you think I should make her some shoes or give her a mouth?
Thanks for looking Smiley  Comments and critiques welcomed.
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8  Re: Dios de Los Muertos Swap in The Swap Gallery by cold.dinner on: January 11, 2008 06:45:18 AM
If anyone still notice this, I finally received from rowdy vamp raquel today!! Cheesy Been waiting for 2months now.. I wonder what the post people were doing. Anyways. I would say it was worth the wait!! I loved it!! Cheesy So lovely! Thanks Raquel!!  Kiss
Without further ado, the pictures!!

The whole loot

Skeletor chilling after two months of flight

My new uber cool notebook

My favourite necklace

The equally pretty but cheerier necklace

Love the pretty details and well-made stuff! Thanks again! Cheesy
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9  Guard your halloween candy.. in Crochet: Completed Projects by cold.dinner on: October 07, 2007 03:09:12 AM
I wanted to make one of these adorable pirate pals by Lion Brand, http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/70445AD.html

But I realized I only have a huge ball of green.

Here's my Halloween buddy

Hmmmm.. where did it go...


Candy!!! Must... have... halloween candy... Give me your candy!!

oh oh.. he found candy...


Uhm.. He's my baby frankie(Frankenstein). Does he look like one?
I followed the basic pirate pattern. Just improvised on its look.
I'm off to make more halloween buddies. Anyone made/making one of these? I would love to see them!! Cheesy

Comments and critiques appreciated. Thanks for looking. Smiley

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10  Re: Cheer-Up Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cold.dinner on: September 22, 2007 05:24:43 AM
Another great swap package here:

From berol!! Love love love love you!! Cheesy

The whole loot
My very own sock monkey!! (I call it molly)
Candy(didnt last long a.k.a out from the package and into my mouth)
knitted kitty!! So cute!!
English postcards
Cable purse (inspired me to learn knitting. I'm now halfway through a cable scarf Cheesy)
Cropped jacket!! (you have no idea how grateful I am for that and how much I love it. Its amazing!! Made from ribbons!!) I made a request for that and she was such a dear to make it for me. Thank you so much! Cheesy

Close-up on molly

Kitty and the little cable purse

I'd love to take more pics but i have a lousy camera and of course, I am a lousy photographer. These pictures do no justice at all the goodies she sent me. But from how much I love them, I think you get the idea. They're awesome! Thanks lots!! You made my day! Cheesy

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