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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Post Secret 9? Who wants to organize? on: June 04, 2009 09:45:54 PM
I missed round eight, but I'm itching to do a Post Secret swap. (I have many secrets. Smiley ) Someone want to organize? I'll co-organize even. I'd organize, but I'm fixing to go out of town. Any takers? Anyone? Bueller?
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Super Hero Swap?? on: May 17, 2009 12:58:22 PM
So I love super hero movies. Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, Batman... Hell yes. I'm thinking this would be an awesome swap and since most of the super heros have pretty easy/simple symbols (the bat, the spider, the s), the theme could lend itself to a multitude of fun items.

Anyone with me? I definitely want to try my hand at organizing a swap and since it's summer and my schedule is about to seriously calm down, I would have plenty of time for organizing/crafting/what have you. If anyone's interesting in co-organizing, that might be awesome too seeing as this would be my first time doing this.

If I get enough interest, I'll go ahead and start it up. I think this would be a lot of fun. : ) So who wants to do some super hero crafting?
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Tyler Durden's Kiss on: October 20, 2008 10:02:52 AM
I just finished up a swap with a Chuck Palahniuk theme. My partner's favorite Chuck book is Fight Club, so I made her these fingerless gloves so she can wear Tyler's kiss without the lye:

   

The swap deadline was a Thursday, and I didn't come up with the idea for these until Tuesday, and I made them up all in one day. The wrist band bit is actually knitted (garter stitch), but they're mostly crochet. The lip print is a cheap dollar-a-yard fabric that frayed a TON, so there's like, half a bottle of fray check on it.

Everyone in the swap seemed to adore them, so I will definitely be making more.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Chuck Norris tote bag on: October 16, 2008 08:15:29 AM
Rugged Wearhouse is a store that sells discount clothing, largely department store cast offs. They're new, but cheap. I frequently purchase T-shirts there for three and four dollars. Recently, I scored an epic t-shirt:



It says "Chuck Norris can defeat a brick wall at tennis."

I, of course, turned it into a tote bag using the shirt, some fabric that I scored for a dollar at the thrift store (it was a curtain), and my superior sewing skills:

     

The pocket is part of a sleeve. And because I abuse the heck out of my totes (I put a ton of very heavy things in them and swing them around by the handles and such) I know it's a very strong tote because it hasn't torn or frayed or anything. It's just as good as new, despite the abuse I put my things through. : )
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Boo! Halloween Clutch on: October 16, 2008 07:37:51 AM
So Walmart's closing their fabric sections, but the one close to me still has a fairly sizable one. The good news is that because they're closing them, there's a TON of discount fabric (I'm talking a dollar a yard). Their remnants bin is pretty awesome too, which is where I scored half a yard of halloween fabic for 80 cents. Using some orange gingham (also from Walmart's remnants bin) and a zipper I took off an old purse that was all ratty and dingy, I came up with this:



I love it, and it's just big enough to hold my wallet, my phone, my ipod, and a chapstick. : ) Making these clutches is addictive, and I will definitely be making a ton more.
16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Political Elephants on: February 17, 2008 02:34:11 PM
I've recently become quite obsessed with crocheting these cute little elephants. I've made about eight or ten so far. I've also been keeping up with the primary elections because I love politics.

And then I had a brilliant idea.

Why not combine my love of politics and elephants? And so, the political elephants were born:








Perfect for both Republicans and Democrats alike! Republicans can use them to show off their affiliation or as cute toys for little ones to get them into politics early. Democrats can use them as pin cushions, voo doo dolls, or racket balls. Fun for the whole family!
17  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / George, Sylvia, and Elliot the Elephants on: October 21, 2007 03:44:21 PM
Saw a couple of cute elephants around the interwebs and decided to make my own. And then I got slightly fanatical and made three (and am working on a fourth). They (and all the stuffies I make) are named after my English reading list (George Elliot and Sylvia Plath).






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