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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Searching for a deer applique on: August 08, 2010 04:31:04 PM
I'm currently working on crocheting a blanket and matching pillows for my dorm. I've been inspired by forest imagery and mori girl lately, so I'm looking for a deer applique to use as an accent for a pillow. I haven't been able to find one, though, and I was wondering if someone has a link that I've missed somehow?

This squirrel applique is similar to what I'm looking for. http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/seasonal6.html

Thanks for looking!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help needed drafting a pattern for lace wrist cuff on: March 27, 2010 09:57:08 AM
I'm looking to make something like this:



I'm having difficulty drafting a pattern, though. At first I thought I need to use crochet thread, but now I feel like that would be too small, so I'm thinking of moving up to a baby yarn. I've figured out that they used a shell stitch, what I think is a double crochet for the "mesh" looking part, and single crocheted around the entire thing. Any other ideas? Any help would be appreciated.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Luna Lovegood's Jacket on: August 01, 2009 06:33:06 PM
AHA! The wierd things that happen around here. I was cruising around Ravelry and ended up at a website I'd been to before called "Groovy Crochet." Guess what is in their sweater section that I hadn't noticed before? THIS JACKET! They call it the Aquarius Shag Jacket, second row, third from the right (the picture on the pattern page itself is broken):

http://web.archive.org/web/20001002081212/www.cei.net/~vchisam/groovy/sweaters.html

I couldn't find this post, but remembered someone had said "shag" so the search function was handy Cheesy
Shocked I want to have a hundred of your babies!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Luna Lovegood's Jacket on: July 26, 2009 09:45:05 AM
Thank you both so much! That helps a lot!  Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Luna Lovegood's Jacket on: July 21, 2009 10:27:45 PM
I love Luna's jacket in the new Harry Potter movie, and I was hoping to recreate it (or at least find something similar). The only problem is that I have no idea what material is used! It looks like it was knitted or crocheted, possibly? Or someone took a shag carpet and cut it up? I honestly don't know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

http://i31.tinypic.com/im15kn.jpg

Photo uploaded to tinypic because it is high res.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Honey the guinea pig on: February 23, 2009 02:04:06 PM
I love this! How adorable!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Image difficulties on: January 17, 2009 06:47:14 PM
I got a 403 error?
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Image difficulties on: January 11, 2009 09:19:22 PM
A long time ago I bought my then-boyfriend a Scarlet Begonias t-shirt (Grateful Dead ftw!). After we broke up we lost touch, and in recent conversations I found out that he wore the shirt to tatters and eventually framed it and hung it up. I'd like him to have something a little nicer than a grody old shirt to display in his new place, so I decided that an embroidery based on the shirt would be a cute idea.

The problem? This is the largest image of the shirt I can find:


Do you think I should keep rabidly googling until I find something better? Or should I attempt to redraw the girl? (The girl and the text are all that I'm doing.) That seems to be a simple solution, but I have the art skills of a 5 year old that can't hold a crayon.

Unrelated question: how do you separate strands of floss without making a huge tangled mess? I'm so terrible at this that I always end up using six strands.

Thanks in advance!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: January 07, 2009 06:26:14 PM
Hey poppeteers!

I decided recently at my first available moment, I'm going to make some Princess Bride poppets, mainly Westley and Buttercup.



As you can see, Buttercup has a square face shape. How can I alter the poppet pattern without making her look like a man?

Also: poppet mustaches. I'm psyched.
10  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 1/7/09 - Best of 2008 is here! on: January 07, 2009 06:17:23 PM
My house erupted with squeals when I found out that my Ludo bag had been picked.  Grin
I was astonished looking through the best of list. The amount of talent and creativity on Craftster never ceases to impress me!
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