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21  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Question about onsies on: November 25, 2008 08:53:53 AM
I'd like to embroider some words on some onsies, and I'm going to *attempt* it without a stabilizer (just a hoop) and if that doesn't work I'll go get a stabilizer.

I was just wondering though, should I get some soft fabric to attatch to the back so the stitches aren't touching the babies body? If I do that, wont the attatched stitches show through the front?

I want them to be wearable, not just for looks  Grin
22  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Handmade Christmas Trees on: November 21, 2008 01:11:15 PM
I've been meaning to make these for *years*, but I just always got caught up in Christmas gift making that I never had much time for decorations. Since I have PLENTY of time on my hands these days, I decided to just sit down and do them.

They were super fast, maybe a half hour each..tops. I think some other colors might be fun, like a white tree with aqua and magenta accents. They are also pretty cheap to make so I definately could make more.

This white one might look kind of sparse as far as decor goes, but the yarn is just so soft and fuzzy with a hint of sheen...that it really didin't need much added decoration.

EDIT: The pictures must be a little to large since they look a little distorted here, but I have nicer versions on Flickr Smiley

The green one is probably my favorite, I might even make another one just because it looks so Christmasy to me Smiley

See that glittery Noel decoration? I just bought that for $2.50 in the $1 (haha yeah doesen't make sense) section at Target! I love all things glittery. That would also be super easy to replicate with wooden letters from Michaels.

23  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Can I use tacky glue on regular Christmas bulbs? on: November 20, 2008 12:43:18 PM
I have some plain red bulbs...that are incredibly boring. I would really love to just cover them in glitter and maybe some confetti, but I'm wondering how to make them stick.

Do you think I could use some regular tacky glue (Aleene's...etc.), then cover them in glitter...and when it dries just use a spray varnish or something?

Or would a better glue work?

Thanks Smiley


lol answering my own post, but just in case someone else wants the info....I found this site that explains how to do it!

24  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Reto Christmas Ornament and Ami Turkey on: November 19, 2008 01:12:03 PM
This was a super easy pattern, and took me about 3 hours (that includes lunch and email checks Tongue).

I did get a little confused on the wing pattern, but it all worked out. Pattern fromhttp://bittersweetblog.wordpress.com

The retro Christmas ornament pattern is from http://www.roxycraft.com and was made for a Christmas ornament swap I was just in. I used Patons Brilliant in the silver sparkly color (they were out of red bah) and Caron Simply Soft in a cranberry color. The red definately looks better in person....it has a nice sheen and is more cranberry then red.

The one problem I did have though was I coulden't find my F hook at the time and had to use G, which the Patons yarn was to small for so you can see a bit of stuffing showing. Ah well, at least they are almost the same color Smiley

25  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Ami Rum Bottle on: November 17, 2008 01:49:31 PM
I had forgotten to post this on Craftster, but some people might of already seen this on Ravelry  Grin

It was origionally for my cousin's 21st birthday, but I've made more since then.

26  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Does anyone recognize this project? on: October 29, 2008 08:38:47 AM
My little cousin sent me this picture, and she doesnt remember where it came from, but she wants one for her birthday Smiley

Id hate to blatently rip off the design, but its to cute. Does anyone recogize it?

Its uploaded to my photobucket.

27  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Ami Owl from Seriously Cute Crochet on: June 07, 2008 07:04:59 AM
Here is the mommy owl from the pattern "Little Owl and her Mommy" from the book Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli. It's a super easy pattern, and only took a few hours. I embroidered "feathers" on the wings too  Grin

28  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Starghan on: June 05, 2008 07:46:10 PM
Edit: Oops forgot to put the pattern link! http://yarn-diva.blogspot.com/2006/03/free-star-shaped-afghan-pattern.html

Ahh for some reason this pattern too forever to figure out, the counts seemed to be a bit off for me. Remember AFTER YOU JOIN AT THE END OF EACH ROW, SL ST ON THE NEXT ST. That was the only way I could get the pattern to work. I dont know if that was in the directions and I just didint get it, but it took me awhile to figure that out. After the sl st, ch3 then continue on down the row. Once I got that part down, the rest was cake. I just made sure each new row had 2 more stitches, so my last row was 48 dc, and I did an edging of 50 sc.

This took awhile to finish...I pretty much only worked on it between clients, so I could of gone a lot faster if I worked on it at home too! I used 2 skeins of Bernet Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes in Splash Stripes. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would get 4 skeins or so.

20oz water bottle (and cat!) for size comparison.

29  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Amigurumi Jellyfish, Cactus and Octopus! on: June 05, 2008 07:42:22 PM
Super easy and cute patterns, they probably took about 2 hours each? I did them throught the week so I'm not quite sure Smiley

The octopus pattern is from http://flickr.com/groups/octopusrevolution/

The Jellyfish and Cactus patterns are from http://www.amigurumipatterns.blogspot.com/

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