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41  Re: I don't knit...but.... (lots of images) UPDATED with one more pic! WTH? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by RockstarMom on: January 03, 2008 08:46:56 PM
AHA! I followed the videos on the link punka posted for me and this is what I have come up with so far! YAY!



Kinda of difficult to do as I had cut my thumb pretty bad a couple days back and it's   heavily bandaged, but I think this may be one of my new favorite things to do!
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42  WTH are these? (pics) in Discussion and Questions by RockstarMom on: January 03, 2008 03:00:42 PM
So I am still going through Box #1 of this stash here and I haven't a CLUE what these are! They are in a neat vintage Vaseline jar, but it's not Vaseline!  Cheesy

They are the size of a thumbtack, with a corkscrew like thing coming out of the bottom and a clear plastic button on top. You can't see the detail in the pic, but it kinda looks like there is 2 girls imprinted on the top?

Anyone know?
Bottle top shot (cuz it's cool):


Inside the bottle (there are 51 of those suckers!):


Close-up shots:


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43  Re: I don't knit...but.... (lots of images) in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by RockstarMom on: January 03, 2008 01:32:52 PM
Um, okay- WHAT?

These LOOK like a hybrid of a crochet hook and knitting needle? Anyone?

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44  I don't knit...but.... (lots of images) UPDATED once again! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by RockstarMom on: January 03, 2008 11:50:06 AM
I sort of inherited all this stuff and I have to organize it (I plan on learning how to knit, but so far all I can do is cast on, knit and purl.....horribly...but I CAN purl...kinda) in a roll.

By "sort of" inherited I mean, my MIL bought a house of an old lady who passed away from her grandson. He ransacked the house, took all the things he thought were of value to him and left everything else. Sooooooooo I got a $h!t ton of crafting stuff, but some of it I have no idea what to do with. BTW- I have had these things for about 4-5 years now.  Embarrassed Just now I am attempting to use them.

So please help a crafting sister out here. What IS some of this stuff?! I think I know what it is, but I need confirmation and direction here. I want to know what it is before I make a roll for it.
Here's what I've got:

The "box-O-needles-n-stuff" how I received it (not the BEST storage method IMO)


6 sets of 13" knitting needles, 8 sets of 9" knitting needles


Ignore the 3 sets of needles on the left- there are 2 cable stitch holders (1 thin, 1 thicker) on the right.


Those tiny things? (sorry for the glare) on the bottom? Huh What? No idea what those are called or what you would use them for (I know they are-knitting needles obviously, but are they special?), but there are 2 sets and the are relatively small. Then there are 2 with no partner to them. Sad


Cable needles? Is that what those are? Anywho- I have 2 of them. (again, really sorry about the nasty glare- guess I have a shiny kitchen table! LOL)


Now, I have 2 sets of these and the others are not sets. Do they "hold" your work for you when you remove the needles? What are they called? Huh (again, sorry, stupid glare!)


Maybe I will attempt to yet again knit this year (and not want to stab myself with the needles) because I love the way knit things look.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
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45  It's my GiGi's 3rd Birthday! {pics-go-lore} in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by RockstarMom on: December 31, 2007 08:13:21 PM
 Grin

So in addition to making her felt cookies for her tea party set http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208784.0


She had to examine every single one of them and lay them out! LOL!


I made her an apron out of some leftover tan corduroy and a really cool cowboy red flannel recieving blanket I bought at the Dollar Tree (woot Dollar Tree!  Cool).





Goofy azz smile she ALWAYS does Roll Eyes


Action shot making her cuppycakes!

Crappy pic of a cupcake (wilton's chocolate sponge cake, pink butter cream icing with purple sugar sprinkles-since the pic sucks)


 I also made her a cute-azz scoodie (thanks vegbee!)out of this really pretty rose corduroy and fleece. She LOVES it!
Front (made it big so it would fit for a while- she LOVES it, can't cha tell? LOL


Back (Super-duper-long scarf on that bi@tc#! YAY!)

I would have made more felt food and I was going to put ruffles on the top and bottom of the apron, but I got the flu shortly after Christmas and have pretty much been sleeping or awake in pain up until today (I started feeling a little better or she wouldn't have gotten cupcakes.)
Right now she's sitting in her babydoll stroller, wearing her apron and licking her cupcake. LOL (had to snap a quick pic!)



Sorry for the huge pics, I think I need to reset my options in photobucket.
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46  Re: The One Thing I'd Like For Myself Swap Gallery!!! in The Swap Gallery by RockstarMom on: December 22, 2007 02:18:58 PM
Here's what I sent to midori_sour. I hope she can give us some action shots later. Smiley This bag is huge!  Shocked






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47  Yummy soft leg warmers in Crochet: Completed Projects by RockstarMom on: December 12, 2007 10:12:15 PM
I made my little almost 3yo daughter a pair of these soft, warm, plush leg warmers for Christmas. I LOVE them! The pictures really don't do them much justice because the are so much more beautiful IRL. I used 3 full skeins of Red Heart-Rag Doll Pinky. I semi-kind of (very loosely) followed a free pattern for a ballet set from Jiffy's website, but not really. I used the size I hook for the ribbing, but used a size N for the legs (because I couldn't find my size K that the pattern called for) and reduced the number of increases.


Best close-up shot I could get of one:


She tried on one (I told her they were for her BFF- she doesn't know they are for her) and they look BEAUTIFUL on her! I'm making another pair tonight. I will hopefully post pics for that tomorrow at the latest (depends on when my husband's ship gets back).

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48  Say CHEESE!! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by RockstarMom on: December 05, 2007 11:43:41 PM
My second stencil ever. This time I used freezer paper- MUCH easier. I did accidentally drop the wet painted paper on his eye a tad, but oh well. It's still wet. I'll iron it tomorrow night. Cheesy

CHEESE!!!



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49  1/2 way done cherry bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by RockstarMom on: December 05, 2007 12:25:55 AM
Note to self:
When trying out new design- DO NOT use your most loathed fabric even if you have a "vision".... you'll want to gouge your eyes out with your crafting scissors.

I made a pattern last week for this bag and decided I HAD TO make it tonight.  Roll Eyes
It still needs to be lined and the straps aren't sewn all the way on yet, but I am too tired to do it tonight. We don't want another fight with the sewing machine this week.  Lips sealed

It's wonky, but I think I like it. It's cherry printed satin and red corduroy.


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50  It's National Cookie Day! (loads of pics) in Dessert by RockstarMom on: December 04, 2007 01:18:49 PM
My oldest is homeschooled and I was looking up projects for him to do today and saw that today is National Cookie Day!
 Grin

AND..because today is National Cookie Day http://ezinearticles.com/?National-Cookie-Day---Time-to-Celebrate&id=123963 the kids and I made cookies using a simple recipe from a kids cookbook we got when we went to Chick-Fil-A (it came in the kid's meal! Grin). I mean, so simple that my daughter (who is just shy of 3 yrs old) could make them without help! Its a simple shortbread cookie recipe, but we added vanilla to my oldest sons cookie dough and cocoa powder to my daughters cookie dough. The recipe said it was versatile enough to use them for cut out cookies, but it crumbled too much. If I would have wrapped it in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for a couple hours then Im sure it would have had enough moisture spread throughout to do that.  We made the simple powdered sugar and water icing and dyed it with red and green food coloring.


















The baby played with the cookie cutters we didn't use while we did everything. LOL. He thought he was helping- it was funny.
Here's the super simple kid's recipe. It's  shortbread.

1 1/4 c flour
1/4 sugar
1/2 c butter (I'd cube it, makes it easier for the kids to do)

Put all ingredients in a bowl and have the kids rub the butter with the sugar and flour in between their thumbs and fingertips (add in flavoring or coloring now).
When it's all mixed and looks crumbly squeeze it into a ball.
Roll it into little balls.
Squash them with a fork to flatten them.
Bake for 15-20 mins @ 325*F.



(sorry for the size of some of the pics, I didn't think I loaded them at that size!)
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