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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Pattern Request? Forest Folk Slouch on: October 24, 2010 10:08:13 PM
I hope that it is okay to ask for help with a pattern from an etsy seller (talk2thetrees). She says that she doesn't work off of a pattern and therefore doesn't have any to sell. Of course I would just be making this for myself and not to sell.

This is the hat I'd like to make, or, at least, something like it. If you know of another slouchy hat that is "open" like this, I would greatly appreciate it! It seems simple enough, but I'm too new at this to guess at a "pattern."


Thank you!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / potential Zombies (the band) themed project: how ambitious is too ambitious? on: May 09, 2010 07:11:28 PM
Hey all,

I have been embroidering for a few years now, mostly based on patterns of my own devising and freehand designs...

The cover of the Zombies' album Odessey and Oracle is just screaming to be turned into a large scale tapestry-like piece for hanging. It's got lots of chunks of the same colors, but I'm a little bit worried about the people/faces looking realistic. Does anyone have suggestions of getting this project started? (I was thinking lots and lots of tracing paper; using wax pencil/transfer paper in "layers")

Thanks!
http://30daysout.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/the-zombies-front.jpg
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / NYC Subway Map on: June 07, 2009 08:00:45 PM
A friend is visiting from England tomorrow and I knew I had to stitch up a unique souvenir, fast! It's all backstitch. Didn't have much time for anything fancy. Hope you like it!

4  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Make a Valentine, Help the Eldercraftsmen! Deadline 1/15!! on: January 05, 2009 04:24:42 PM
FredFlare, a cute boutique on the web and in Brooklyn, NY, is hosting a sort of "valentine drive" where you make homemade valentines, mail them in, and they will sell the unique creations in their store for $4 a piece, with all of the proceeds going to Elder Craftsmen. My grandparents participate in that program, and a lot of what they do is make things like baby blankets etc for charitable causes. So this is basically charity for charity! It sounds fun!

Information: http://www.fredflare.com/blog/?p=3196&bf=sw

1) MAKE A VALENTINE
You can make it out of anything Construction paper, collage, paint, crayon, a print of a photo you took, write a poem, make a mix tape, whatever ya feel like! Just make it fun and from the heart and easy to send. Be sure to include a matching envelope. Have fun with that also!

2) SEND YOUR VALENTINE + ENVELOPE TO FF BEFORE JAN 15TH
Ya can just pop both in another envelope and send it regular mail to SNAIL MAIL VALENTINES c/o fredflare.com, 300F Kingsland Av, Brooklyn NY 11222. Hurry! Your valentine MUST be postmarked no later than Thurs, Jan 15th to participate. Thats only 10 days away. DONT flake on me, peeps!

3) YOUR VALENTINE WILL DEBUT ON FF THE LAST WEEK OF JANUARY
All valentines will be sold online and in our new Brooklyn store for the super friendly price of ONLY $4 EACH and ALL the proceeds from the sales of these valentines will go directly to Elder Craftsmen! Our last charity event raised $5K. Can we beat it? With your amazing creation in the mix, I know we can!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / i made felt brooches for my entire camp staff!! on: August 01, 2008 05:11:58 PM
i work at a girl scout camp, and for those of you who aren't familiar, it's traditional to choose a "nickname" so that the girls can be on a first name basis without being "rude" (originating with the beginning of girl scouting).  so, as a thanks to everyone for 5 great weeks so far, i sort of went felt crazy.  my pin, i'm gingerbread, isn't pictured but it is also cute!  this is my first time doing anything like this, so i hope you like them and i'd appreciate feedback!!



close-up on some of my favorites:


6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Punch Needle Hold Steady logo patch on: June 29, 2008 07:06:57 PM
Inspired by the artwork for The Hold Steady's new album Stay Positive ... (see the + and the infinity symbol?)
Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture before it got completely soaked at their show in Brooklyn today.




and here it is on my now-"Hold Steady bag"- for context



oh, and i made the design myself - just used a transfer pencil to get the design onto the back of the fabric.  i'm pretty stoked on it!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Nintendo DS TARDIS cozy on: June 19, 2008 09:11:23 PM
inspired by the amazing crafts in the doctor who themed swaps, i picked up some felt and got to work.  i've never done anything of this sort before and did it completely on the fly.  all in all i think it came out pretty well!  [and if you consider the fact that a nintendo ds folds open, then this is indeed bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!]

8  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Renegade Craft Fair This Weekend - Brooklyn on: June 11, 2008 08:45:44 AM
Hey all,

Just a heads up that the Renegade Craft Fair is happening this weekend at the McCarren Park Pool in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.  I've never been before, but I have heard great things!

http://www.renegadecraft.com/
9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Newbie from NY on: June 01, 2008 10:20:44 PM
Hey all,

My name's Kim, I first found Crafster through stumbleupon.  I'm the Arts & Crafts director at a Girl Scout camp and thought I might be able to pick up some ideas here (or post some of my own!)  In my free time (what free time?) I do some simple cross-stitch/embroidery, punch needle, knitting, and collaging.  Most of my time is taken up being a musician though; I'm currently getting my Bachelor's in Music Education...I play clarinet, saxophone, ukulele, accordion, amongst other things...

I was curious if the forum had any sort of kid's crafts forum, and if not I'd be interested in starting one...after I get acclimated and everything..

Cheers! Kim
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