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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Easter Egg Hunt Scarf

Kiki gave me the Ironstone yarn and then I added the Splash and Fizz. I had to break out the size 35 needles. This scarf seriously bordered on ugly. But somehow it works. I knew of one person who would go completely nuts over it. It just happened to be her birthday too. You are so welcome Lori. She thinks it matches her eyes. I just let her keep thinking that.

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There's wacky Ironstone Circus in there!

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Wire Pin with Pink Tourmaline

I made another pin.

Happy Birthday Stephanie!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Tooth Ache Scarf

I'm making this scarf with GGH, Crystal Palace, and Trendsetter. It's so sweet my teeth hurt. You gotta love the macro camera feature. Pink isn't one of my favorite colors unless it's accompanied by brown or green. The Trendsetter Perla definitely fits my criteria with it's bright green strands of tinsel. The Crystal Palace Flowers has lime green fibers and gold tinsel. This stuff is too much fun!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wire Pin

I made this for KiKi's birthday. Again the idea came as a project from the book Jewelry Making: Tips and Tricks Of The Trade , by Stephen O'Keeffe. It felt great to get such a reaction from her. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Kiki gave me an Alexander Calder book to explore. The pin brought him to mind. I added it to my wish list. I was serously inspired and amazed. Isn't that what friends are for? She knows me well.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007


I 'm really enjoying Swap-bot. Although I screwed up my first swap. It was the one inch button swap. I didn't know that the moderator meant pin-back buttons and not sewing buttons. So I emailed an apology to my swap partner and then sent the pin-back buttons. I was proud of myself for follow through. I never received a response from my partner/moderator. I sent at least four emails and an attached note with the new shipment of buttons. I hope she's still alive.
The sticker swap was fun, but I think that I may have offended my partners by sending them 13 year old stickers. The adhesive was beginning to break down. I added them as an extra treat. They were vintage Suzy's Zoo, so I thought anyone would be glad to have them. They still had very good usage left and were hard to give up. I also worked really hard on the Postcard Quote Swap. I collected cards mostly from book stores. But the independent book store Changing hands had the best cards. I already had a few quotes ready to copy, but since I'm such a movie fanatic, I couldn't resist adding a few of those too. I'm going to avoid joining so many swaps at one time. It's a lot harder to execute than I'd thought.