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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Twee-bles: Twee Labels for my preserves on: September 13, 2011 01:36:15 PM

I misplaced my storebought jar labels so I made these up with my zig pens and some computer laser printer type labels.

I added little baubles of different shapes to the christmas mincemeat labels Smiley


They're kind of a simplified version of the labels I made for my homemade vanilla extract, which is based on old apothecary bottle labels.


Hope you like them and they give you ideas for your own labels Wink
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / LOLcat #2 ... lolhamster on: February 17, 2010 09:29:34 AM
These are pretty easy actually. I've decided trying to sew text onto a loose weave fabric is kind of hard to do neatly ever, even though I traced the letters on this time. This took maybe 2 hours. And the eyes came out better than I expected. Mostly backstitch, bit of satin stitch for the eyes, long stitch for the letters and hamster toes and the crazy whiskers.

and I like the cheeky little grin that came out of nowhere in my tracing  Grin



3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / LOLcat embroidery teatowel on: February 16, 2010 08:46:11 AM
I decided I'd try embroidering my 17pence (scary cheap) tea towel. What better than lolcats?



Original http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/15/i-made-you-a-cookie/
which I then traced in PaintShopPro and tried doing the laser printer normal print out and ironing onto the fabric thing... didn't work really well so I just got out my light box and a soft pencil and sketched it on and used the traced line outline and original photo to guide me.
I didn't print out the letters. Doing those freehand makes it look more cutesy, wonky and homemade (or stitched by a cat).

Stitches used... mostly backstitch, a bit of straight stitches for the whiskers and some of the parts of the letters, a few French knots for the various dots needed and two lazy daisy stitches for the black part of the eyes.
It took me a few hours to stitch, maybe an hour combined of doing a quick trace and printing stuff out and trying to get it to transfer (and failing horribly) then sketching out the design instead.

The weird pattern on the fabric is my ironing board cover showing through the incredibly thin and cheap fabric.

My next plan is ... I have another one of these tea towels and I really like the I HAS A CORM hamster so I've already traced and printed him out. I'll try to print out the text too so it doesn't get as sloppy looking as this one.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Newest Cyanotypes! on: July 17, 2009 10:16:53 AM
I've not been posting on here lately because I got sucked into photography again.
I started cyanotypes about 2 1/2 years ago because of an article in a photography magazine. After some googling and this page http://www.alternativephotography.com/process_cyanotype.html and chemicals from Silverprint, I got started. And took lots of pictures and got better and better.
So this year my goal has been to produce a portfolio. At the beginning of the year I thought a portfolio of 15 would be hard. My friend has set me a harder challenge - 40 images by the end of the year. Preferably out of 80. This averages out to 4-8 a week I think I figured out.
At the moment I've slowed down a little and this challenge was only set last week  Cheesy But it looks like it's going well.
I decided to specialise in still lifes because I like them.






5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Wire spiral bracelet on: January 29, 2005 12:34:21 PM
Just like how your make your little curly bookworm bookmarks... uses a heck of a lot of wire though.


6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Lacy Fan Shawl on: January 11, 2005 12:51:36 PM
pattern from OldTimeCrochet.com magazine, Autumn 2002.




originally the pattern called for baby weight yarn but i couldn't find black baby weight yarn so I did it in caron's simply soft in black Smiley
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Mini batwing shawl on: January 03, 2005 08:41:45 AM
http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/donisfuff/croshawl.html

I was going to go visit my nieces then decided not to in case I haven't had chicken pox (they're all germy and pox-y!) So I sent my half-finished shawl along (which I did vaguely finish off Wink) with my husband to go visit them.
I got one good photo of it before it flew out the door.


I only got to measure the "spine" of it, which was 14". I was comparing it to a kids sizes chart to make sure it was going to be big enough for a 4 year old Smiley
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Chococat purse on: December 23, 2004 10:09:03 PM
This is what happened to the black kitty head that I did randomly in my brief crochet intarsia tute.
Just continued with the bluegreen yarn like you would do a scarf then folded it and crocheted the edges together. Crocheted a strap and sewed that on and tada, a simple little purse.


His nose is a little bit too dark of a chocolate brown and I can't embroider good eyes to save my life it seems  Undecided
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Christmas Pudding Hat on: December 09, 2004 04:52:48 PM
So I have a Christmas Dinner party to go to on Saturday and there's prizes for best outfit. I doubt this will win me anything but it's pretty cute. It's a traditional Christmas Pudding... in hatform.


The dangly thing holds a 5pence coin since it's traditional (although not followed so much these days apparently) to hide a coin or trinket in the pudding. Whoever got the coin/trinket would be King (or Queen) for the day.


The weird line is where I got frustrated of doing single crochet for so long so I switched to half-doubles.
The pattern for the holly I got from marlo's crochet corner
http://www.marloscrochetcorner.com/Holly%20and%20Berries%20Ornament.html
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Star tree topper (wire & bead crochet) on: December 04, 2004 03:45:41 AM
Ow my fingers hurt. Darn thicker gauge wire. It's not that thick and really I need thicker wire to hold it up but I've twisted it onto the top of my tiny pathetic tree. The lack of strength seems to make it wave slightly as you walk past.
2.75mm hook, lots of 28gauge beading wire, a few glass beads in blue and rainbowy-coated clear.

Made in three stages, the centre with the blue beads (which is just a simple sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc pattern), chains for the longest arms then a separate 8 point "halo" that got attached last by wrapping wire around it.
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