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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 73 ENTRIES / Re: Galaxy Dress. on: April 21, 2012 06:14:06 PM
Not discounting the dye job - super special. But, the reconstruct alone is brilliant. I had to stare at those photos for quite a while to accept it was really a reconstruct not a different dress --- a complete teardown and reconstruct.  Great job.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Too early for a Valentine? on: January 02, 2011 08:27:03 AM
ooh, ooh, ooh,  this is so adorable
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Cottage Cake on: August 01, 2010 01:35:04 PM
Adorable - nice job
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Very colorful Jared Takes a Wife Quilt on: April 25, 2010 02:03:15 PM
Love it - it is a very cheerful quilt, which is what I think you were probably trying to express.
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: What type of technique is this? Edited: April 14, 2010 on: April 25, 2010 07:31:38 AM
If it is fabric glued to some sort of card board / heavy stock - yes

If it is a heavyweight fabric, I have seen this type of thing done with an iron and a rubber stamp (by ironing the back of the fabric while it is draped over the rubber stamp to the front.  I saw it with velvet - the idea is you are crushing/embossing the nap.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: japanese pattern help on: April 25, 2010 07:21:05 AM
It looks like it is a variant on this

http://www.karensvariety.com/NEWSLETTER/Patterns/ForgetMeNot.htm

it starts with one flower and increases to four motifs - and yours looks like 7 - it would take some finagling but I think this would get you there.

7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Miss Thang aka DillieDawg in a gown on: October 31, 2009 04:23:12 PM
Oh my, she does look miserable doesn't she -- such a shame, but maybe with lots of praise she will start to understand how much you like it and warm up to it -- good luck
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: well, I tred, nimblefingers! on: October 25, 2009 07:38:56 AM
Blocking is stretching and shaping it.  It is really helpful with a lace-type pattern.  You get the piece damp wet and then lay it out flat, pulling/stretching/shaping till it has the shape it needs, pinning it in place if needed (making sure you use stainless pins so that they don't rust in place) until it dries.

That would make it less bunchy and ruffly.
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: my tiny fox :D on: September 19, 2009 07:08:09 AM
He is absolutely adorable - I want to carry him in my pocket...
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Puppy Floral Arrangement on: August 16, 2009 08:15:39 PM
This is just too damn cute for words - apparently I missed that email thread from the many that get passed around.  Thanks for sharing this. I can think of many of my close friends and family that would adore this.
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