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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Look what woke me up this morning! Peacocks! (IMG Heavy) on: June 23, 2010 08:43:45 PM
I was sleeping so good this morning when I heard the alcove window above my bed rattling open. When I looked up these guys were sitting there staring at me!





Once I got over the fright of them looming over me I grabbed the camera for a photo shoot! They were very vain and let me take so many pictures!





















We decided to keep them. <3 Mom got the blue one and the funky purple one was mine. Grin

The blue one was made first so it has less details than the purple one. The metallic thread was a pain to sew with but I'm quite pleased with the results! The fabrics on their tummies and tales came from small squares and remnants we got at our LFS. <3 The buttons came from Mom's button stash that I raided. Grin haha ~ The green and white felt on the tails are really glittery in person but the camera couldn't catch it. There's more details on how I made them on my craft blog.

Inspired by onegroovyday who was inspired by a pattern in this book. I hope you like this, let me know what you think! Smiley <3
2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Ashford loom versus Kromski loom on: March 18, 2009 04:26:16 PM
Which is better?

I've been looking at the Ashford 32" rigid heddle loom for over a year now and am <i>finally</i> able to purchase one. When I went to the site I was going to order from I noticed the Kromski rigid heddle loom, I don't recall seeing it before. I found a review online where one person reviewed a bunch of the rigid heddle looms but I would like to get other peoples opinions on this before I go purchasing something that costs so much. @__@; Which do you prefer to use and why? Any help would be greatly appreciated! <3
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Please help me make this ice cream hat for my friend on: September 05, 2008 10:09:42 PM
Hey all! I really need your help, my friend saw this hat on Flickr and would love to have one for herself to wear and I have no clue how to go about making it. I can get the basic hat part, but how would I do the chocolate and whippped cream and such? Any help is great appreciated~! <333

Here's a pic:
http://flickr.com/photos/melbangel/2490555523/


Thanks again! <333 Grin
4  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Another newbie question... haha on: June 03, 2008 02:17:26 PM
Sooo I wanna learn to weave now. haha XD I had a quick question though and thought I would start here. I did a search for what I wanna ask and didn't find anything so if I have missed my answers sorry... >.<; lol I've recently started spinning my own yarn and now want to learn to weave stuff with it but I so can't afford a weaving loom! Is there any way I could build my own loom? I would like to have a look big enough to maybe make a shawl on. I'm so envious right now of all you loom owning people! lol Thanks for any help you can give me.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Pipe Cleaner Lizards on: April 02, 2008 04:18:43 PM
It was slow on the kids side of the library tonight so me and my co-worker learned to make some pipe cleaner lizards for the bug themed summer reading program. Here they are. He insisted that his only have one eye so his is the cyclops one.  Roll Eyes lol Well enjoy.  Tongue


And now for the Discovery Channel themed one! Here we have captured the elusive pipe cleaner chameleons in a rare intimate moment!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Library Spring themed Bulletin board on: March 19, 2008 07:20:45 PM
I hope I'm putting this in the right place. lol If not mods feel free to move it. <3

I was asked by the Children's Director if I wanted to do the Spring themed bulliton board at the library where I work. I was thrilled to do it! I love things like this and lately I'm the only one that seems to want to do it. Works for me though. lol Here's the one I started a couple days ago and finished today. I went for simplicity this time. The last few I have done I've been experimenting with putting 3-D things on them. (I'll see if I can find some pics of the 3-D ones if anyone is interested.) For this I drew all the animals in the Precious Moments style and laminated them. (which is why the pics have glare spots in them >_<; ) Along the bottom are flowers with different spring-ish books in the center of them. The grass is choppy looking in person but in the pics you can't see it very well. On to the pics!

First a shot of the whole thing:


Next a close up of the bunny and turtle:


A close up of the dog and kitty:


And last but not least the little lamb and her bird friends:


So what do you think?  Grin I'm really pleased with how it turned out. <3's~ Any comments or critiques are welcomed. Might give me some ideas for future boards. Thanks! <3's~
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Would I be able to spin? on: January 27, 2008 01:58:31 AM
I had a question. I've been wanting to learn to spin and have been looking at the drop spindles to start off with since they are cheaper and take up a lot less room. My question is this. I received an injury to my left wrist (i'm right handed) about 3 years ago. I only have about 75% strength in it and after using it for any length of time it goes numb. Would I still be able to learn to spin? Or should I just not bother with it... How much do you use both hands with the drop spindle? I appreciate any help. Thanks! ^^
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My version of Emmeline fleece bunny! ^__^ on: January 15, 2008 01:08:24 AM
I made this bunny for my mom for Christmas. She's made with green plaid fleece for her body, and for the pads of her feet, under arms, eyes, and insides of her ears are done with a burgundy pink fleece.  Grin I'm very proud of her. I'm making one now for my aunt, 2 for my friend, and one for my cousins birthday that's coming up. They saw her and totally loved her and asked me if I could make them one.  Grin

Here's the pic. I only have a front view but she has a big burgundy tail. X3




She was modeled off of the totally adorable Emmeline that syrlig made. That one can be found here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=212724.0

Thanks so much for looking!  Grin <3's~
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Could someone please help me? on: December 11, 2007 07:38:20 PM
I want to make the hat thing Miku is wearing in these pictures for a friend for Christmas. She's loves Miku and would freak if I could make her one. I think it's a calorimetry and I'm fairly certain I can figure that part out fine. The problem I'm having is that at the back of it it looks like it's ruffled where as the front looks flat. How can I acheive that ruffled look? I appreciate any and all help! Thanks so much. <3's~ ^__^



10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first hat! *excited* on: December 07, 2007 10:37:33 PM
I made this hat using the pattern from:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=133884.0
Awsome pattern! Thank you so much for sharing it LuvCrochet. <3's~ ^__^ I crocheted this with some old yarn I had in my stash that had lost it's lable. I think it's the Homespun from Lionbrand but I have no glue what the color name is. (If anyone knows the color name please tell me! lol It's so pretty I would like to have more. ^^) I combined with it some Red Heart yarn to make it warmer and thicker. The color for it was Ocean. <3's~ You can't really see the Ocean yarn because the other was so thick. lol It gets windy here sometimes and I get earaches easily so on the inside of the earflaps I added a thick layer of felt and covered that in purple fleece to better keep out the wind. I wore it several days ago when it was windy and it really worked! I wasn't sure it it would keep the wind out of my ears as good as I hoped but it did. <3's~ lol  Well please let me know what you think! This is my first have ever and I'm pleased with how it turned out. <3's~ ^____^

Front view:


Side view:


Laying flat:


Earflaps with fleece covered felt pads:

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