Crochetville Doily Swap – Sent

September 14, 2006 at 11:19 am (Swaps & RAOK)

My swap partner was renegade – this is what I sent her, along with some goodies:



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Crochetville Doily Swap – Received

September 14, 2006 at 11:12 am (Swaps & RAOK)

Oh my!  This is way too cool!  Look at what I received from my swap partner!!!  This is from Kim (ktornatola).  Two beautiful doilies! One is gorgeous purple and the other in a sage/purple combo and it looks a lot thinner than the regular size 10 thread I am used to!

And look at the PIG!!! How cute is that??? She even felted me a little cell phone pouch which is the absolute PERFECT size for my phone!!! HAND CREAM EVEN!

I even got JEWELRY!!!  A bracelet!!!  Stitch markers too, which I mistook for a pair of earrings, but she set me straight!  And the pig card too! What can I say but THANK YOU SO MUCH KIM!!! You have been WAY too good to me!



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Purse/Tote Swap – Sent

September 13, 2006 at 9:30 am (Accessories, Swaps & RAOK)

I made a tote for my swap partner, after not even knowing what a “tote” was!

I am pretty pleased with it, and it seems she is also. I got the idea for the tote from this thread:

Kristen’s Bag

She used one of Etaria’s (Lisa) free patterns (Thick Warm Winter Crochet Hat) for the stitch repeats, which is what I ended up doing also, but I made it a bit taller than she did, and kinda winged the handles. The only thing I would do different if I were to do this again is to make the opening a bit wider. I was trying to get away from having any sort of fastener on it. But I did test it by putting all of my junk from my purse into it to see if it would work, and it did so I sent it!

Be careful if you go to Lisa’s site…it can be very addicting. She is one awesome designer!!!

Anyhoo, here are the pics. I used Lion Brand Cotton in Purple, with a “H” hook. I lined it. The picture where the purse is open and showing the lining is more true to the actual color of the purse.  Remember that the images are clickable.


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July 18, 2006 at 7:14 am (Misc, Swaps & RAOK)

I showed you all awhile ago the toys that I made for an Toy Swap at the ‘Ville. I have neglected to post pictures of the toys we received in exchange! These are WONDERFUL toys passed on to my family via a poster at the ‘Ville.

Thank you Elizabeth for a most enjoyable experience in swapping!


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Another Secret Pal Package – REVEAL!

July 18, 2006 at 6:38 am (Swaps & RAOK)

WOO HOO!!! Look at this! This is my third and final package received from my now KNOWN Secret Pal “Robin” – Thank you so much Robin for taking all the time you did to make this swap a most enjoyable one! Would you all just notice everything???

First, here is everything minus one item, saving that one for last! (Remember that all the images are clickable!)

There are two skeins of Wool Ease in purple, you can’t really see the color but it’s beautiful. There are two pattern books, one for purses and one for ponchos. One verigated RHSS skein in pretty purples. One beautiful scented candle. A refrigerator magnet. And then LOOK AT THAT PURSE!!! I don’t know what kind of yarn it is, but it’s gorgeous and soft and it’s got BEADS!!!! And, it comes with a matching cell phone holder! WOO HOO – and as if that’s not enough, look at that little pig note holder!!! YOU RULE ROBIN, did I mention that yet???????

Ok, all of the above is awesome, great, wonderful, fabulous and just plain old GROOVY … BUT, Robin? You outdid yourself with this…

Look at this!!! Look at this hook holder!!! Look at the hooks in it already!!! Including a CLOVER HOOK!!! This is my FIRST one!!!! Ok, look at all the folds on the hook holder! It’s a PIG HOOK HOLDER!!!! It even has a cute little PIGGY TAIL!!!

Robin sure went above and beyond on this swap, thank you SO MUCH for making the swap a most enjoyable experience.

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Secret Pal at the ‘Ville

June 15, 2006 at 6:04 am (Swaps & RAOK)

A while back I mentioned something about someone sending me something that was very special. I have been very remiss about posting here, not because I am unappreciative, but because I am just plain forgetful!

At Crochetville, there is something called the “Secret Pal” swap. You fill out this application of all your likes about crochet and such and a moderator scrambles them all up and places people together to swap crochet related things. You try not to reveal yourself until the “reveal” package at the end of the swap.

Well, the Secret Pal who was assigned to me (the one sending me things) is extra special. She has sent me two packages already and not to mention sending me numerous ecards to brighten my day. She seems to have a real handle on me because she knows just when I need something in the form of a pick me up!

Here was her May special package she sent me!

Here was her June special package she sent me!

In the first package she sent me all kinds of goodies! There is some hand lotion, some body lotion, yarn, a dishcloth pattern book and a dishcloth!!! Handmade by her! I use this thing every day! I didn’t think I would like crocheted dishcloths to use around the house, but they are so absorbent and really work well.

The second package she sent me, well, it had even MORE goodies. There is a pattern book for children’s wearables, a bar of beautiful butterfly soap, yarn, and a scarf made with that very same yarn, and a journal that I am keeping right next to the place I crochet to write my notes in! All of that is lovely. But what I absolutely went GAGA over is that crochet hook. It’s a hand made Turn of the Century wooden crochet hook. Oh my!!! How special is that???

If your reading this special pal, thank you so much for sending me such nice things!


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Ok, So I have been BUSY!!!

May 18, 2006 at 8:58 pm (Children's Wearables, Misc, Swaps & RAOK)

Here are some of the things I have completed lately:

I just completed testing another dress for Etaria – she thought it looked good. I told her I wasn’t exactly pleased with the color, but absolutely LOVED the pattern. She told me that the dress looked “stunning” – well that is all I needed to be able to post it here!!! She has the most beautiful patterns! I used a Red Heart Soft Yarn in a color called “Grass Green”.

My daughter wasn’t exactly a willing model this afternoon, but she obliged me:

Here is a pink top I did for my daughter. It is that fun fur (eyelash yarn) that I had purchased a while back and didn’t know what to do with it. I actually designed this top on my own. I just kept playing with it until I liked what I saw. She loved it. She wore it to school one day and all her girlfriends wanted one!!! Just to let you know I used the fun fur with a strand of White Red Heart Super Saver to come up with this look.

I was involved in a toy swapat this board I visit often called Crochetville. I was responsible for sending just one toy to a little boy who was four years old. This was my first ever toy I had crocheted, so I decided to do something simple. I did this snake, which the pattern can be found here. For this snake I just used a regular camo yarn from Bernat.

I decided after I had finished the snake that I wanted to try something a bit more difficult, so I made a baby triceratops. This was a major cute pattern. I got the pattern here. I used a Caron Simply Soft in grey.

Whew, I have much more to post but I am tired, it’s been a very long day.

I do have to let you know tho, there is a very special person out there that absolutely made my day today. I will tell you all about it the next time I post, which will be soon I promise!


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