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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hero's Baby Blanket on: April 23, 2009 07:16:30 PM
My friend just had a baby on Tuesday and I had been making this blanket for her bassinet. I found the pattern in the Crochet: Instant Expert book I had found, and love it.



The hexagons were easy and quick but sewing together took ages, and by the time I got to the border I was worn out, and it's only a small project. Next time I think I'll sc the hexagons together.

12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Finley the Triangle Gnome on: April 16, 2009 07:38:39 PM
Meet Finley. He's a triangle gnome. Despite the simple pattern, I still managed to mess up his hat. I blame the crappy yarn. Regardless, he's here now, and he took me forever to make! I found the pattern during the first Roaming Gnome Swap and decided to make him for the second one, but it was so boring that I just finally finished him last night, and I didn't even take part in the second swap! And I crocheted his body together backwards, so the weird edge effect is on his backside. Well, now I know for next time!



I decided to embroider his eyes on because I can't seem to get safety eyes onto things, even with pliers and tears coming out my eyes, but it also turns out I can't embroider, either! lol. I guess it's google eyes for all my toys from now on Sad
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / 46 Reasons I Love My Mom on: March 12, 2009 06:53:18 PM
My mom turned 46 this month and I am flat broke, but I still wanted to do something nice for her that involved effort if it could not involve cash. So I hit up the dollar store with this post in mind, and voila, 46 reasons why I love my mom:



I thought the jar would be a lot fuller, but as it turns out I'm glad I decided not to fill it because she read each and every reason that night after dinner!



And the card I made by cross-stitching the girl and framing it with cardstock, on a blank white card.



I colored the white aida with a blue pencil crayon because the white cake was not showing against the white cloth, it's hard to see in this picture but the hat she's wearing is a cake with candles on it, lol. I got the pattern from a book I found at Chapters the other day!
14  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Orange Ami Dragon on: January 31, 2009 09:32:34 PM
Another Ami Dragon, this one is for a friend who's favorite color is orange, you might remember the scarf I made her for Christmas.



I used a different pattern for the wings this time, I'm not sure which I like better. This one I think looks better, but the other one works up a lot faster and doesn't look that bad.



Also, if anyone has any ideas on what I can use a lot of orange yarn on, I would really appreciate it. I bought one of those huge skeins with 1144 yards and it seriously hasn't shrunk at all. It's taking up too much room in my yarn storage area!
15  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Baby Dragon! - First Amigurumi on: January 27, 2009 10:06:48 AM
This is my first Amigurumi. I had this awesome yarn (Bernat Worsted) and wanted to do something reptilian with it, since it is different shades of green, and I found this really cute pattern for a dragon. I wanted wings instead of the spikes though, so I just Googled wing patterns and came up with this really simple one:

Leaving a long tail, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Turn (9sc)
Ch 1, sc in next 7. Turn (7sc)
Ch 1, sc across. Turn (7sc)
Ch 1, sc in next 5. Turn (5sc)
Ch 1, sc in next 3, ss next 2. Fasten off, weaving in the shorter tail.

Anyway, here he is:



And wings:




16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / I'm so happy... Cross-Stitch on: January 23, 2009 09:41:46 AM
My friends and I used to keep this little online website, where we would write down funny things we said, or other people said, so we could look at it later on and laugh at it more. Well, I was feeling pretty down last week and decided to go through all the hilarious and sometimes horrible quotes, when I stumbled upon this gem: "I'm so happy, I pee glitter." I thought that I should do something with it, and all of a sudden the perfect idea popped into my head, and this was born:



It's kind of hard to tell there, but of course I made the word 'glitter' using glittery floss!



I'm giving it to the person who said it. I'm sure he will love it.
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Monster Book of Monsters on: January 23, 2009 09:36:21 AM
My friend and I are the only two in our group who enjoy reading the Harry Potter books, and I decided that for Christmas I would make her a Monster Book of Monsters, based on the one I saw here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280152.msg3201402#msg3201402

Supplies I used:
  • a little banded notebook from Shopper's
  • fur
  • google eyes
  • red and white felt
  • and of course, scissors and a glue gun Smiley

I glued the fur onto the notebook, and then put red felt inside to cover where it was ugly looking. I decided it needed some teeth too, so I cut those out of white felt and glued them on. Then a couple of google eyes, and this not-so-scary monster is aliiiive! This took me about 20 minutes to do altogether. And yes, I said it was for Christmas but I just did it last night.

Anyway, without further ado:



And the inside:

18  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help With Hamburger :) on: January 06, 2009 02:58:45 PM
I'm trying to make the hamburger from Elisabeth Doherty's Amigurumi book, and it's the first time I've ever crocheted in the round, and I'm a bit confused. I got the first two rounds, but then it says, for rounds 3-8, "Inc 6 sc evenly spaced" I don't know what that means! Am I supposed to increase every 6 sc? I hate being a newbie! grr
19  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 34 ENTRIES / Merry Christmas, from a baby?!? on: January 02, 2009 02:31:08 PM
Well I had a baby in August, and I have been saving all of his formula containers as he empties them, for "some reason". That reason came to me just in time for the holidays, handy gift-wrapping containers!

All I did was wrap the can (which I had previously cleaned out) with leftover wrapping paper and filled it with Christmas goodies. In this case, a crocheted scarf, a calendar, and chocolates. You can put pretty much anything in them, cookies, trinkets, etc. I was going to modpodge it with Christmassy images but I had enough leftover wrapping paper to go all the way around it, so I thought "why not?"

For this one I actually used a Parent's Choice brand container, and the Isomil cover, because the cover matched the wrapping paper Smiley



Here it is filled to the brim with gifts, big and small, all wrapped in red tissue paper:



And voila! It took me literally 2 minutes to piece all of this together, and fit the scarf perfectly. I made one to give my sister some movies, and my grandmother some books as well.

20  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Spongebob Crochet Pillow on: December 31, 2008 06:18:37 PM
So every year for Christmas my mom buys me something Spongebob related, because five years ago I liked to watch Spongebob. And despite the fact that I haven't watched an episode in probably five years, I am the proud owner of Spongebob playing cards, stickers, cups, plates, and now, a crochet pillow.

The pillow came in a kit, and I modified it ever so slightly. It came with terrible yarn and a horrible crochet hook, and an instruction book and a plastic needle. Here is completed Spongebob, with remaining yarn and accessories:



And here is Spongebob up close:



Here is Spongebob's backside:



And here is what he was supposed to look like:



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