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11  Mom's Yahtzee in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by breemonkey on: December 14, 2008 02:25:16 PM
My mom loooves yahtzee.  Everytime we hang out with my family we always end up playing a game over some rum and cokes.  I decided to make her her very own set for Christmanikkah (that's, Christmas and Channikkah) using some of her favorite things.



This is the scorecard I made on Excel.


The dice were a little hard to photograph.  Ther is a heart for love, Diet Coke, a VW Bug, a yellow submarine, and a slot machine.  I haven't tested them yet to see if I threw off the balance yet, but I used very thin coats and placed the pictures very careful, so I'm hopeful!
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12  Have yourself a GEEKY little Christmas... in Winter Holidays by breemonkey on: December 09, 2008 06:04:21 PM
So, I love geeks.  I pretty much only hang out with geeks and craft geeky things, so of course I had to make my buddies some geeky ornaments for their trees this year.



Some old school nintendo controllers and some D20s (dungeons and dragons dice)
Enjoy!
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13  Battlestar Galactica Needlebook in Completed Projects by breemonkey on: November 23, 2008 09:12:26 AM
This is one of the geekiest things I've made by far, but I totally love it! 



The inside has a pocked, a loop with a snap closure for my scissors, and 2 pages for needles and pins.



I sewed in two plastic bags that are made to hold embroidery floss.



The back has my cute little Cylon buddy on it!



Thanks for looking!
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14  (Slutty+Geeky=notSlutty+notGeeky) in Halloween Costumes by breemonkey on: November 03, 2008 02:52:55 PM
So...I was wandering around Goodwill trying to find a pink and yellow jazzersize costume complete with leg warmer for my sister-in-law's 80's themed Halloween party when I spotted a large grey sweater.  Inspiration struck.  You see, I always feel pressure to be all slutty on Halloween, but I'm not really comfortable showing too much skin.  At the same time, who doesn't want to feel cute and hot!  I thought that if I went the skanky route, yet had some element that was funny or clever or geeky, it would sort of cancel out the skankiness (slutty+geeky=notslutty+notgeeky) or something to that effect.  I got out my sewing machine and altered the sweater, used some acrylic paint to add the rainbow stripe and a communicator and I had the greatest (and probably only) Wesley Crusher costume!  It makes me giggle to myself every time I think about it!  Hope you enjoy!




With my rockin' sister-in-law
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15  Re: Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by breemonkey on: October 23, 2008 01:46:39 PM
Hmmm...I guess my partner isn't going to post pictures...oh well.

I made a Wonderflonium laptop sleeve


She really wanted me to use this quote, so I put it on a cell phone holder.



and my favorite, this Dr. Horrible messenger bag

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16  Re: Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by breemonkey on: October 06, 2008 02:11:57 PM
I just received from itsinmynature, here are all the cool things she made me:

A wonderflonium transportation container


A copy of Dr. Horrible's secret diary

This is my favorite page


Some ransom notes


A shirt with my favorite quote on it


and some nifty Dr. Horrible gloves


Thanks itsinmynature!

and thanks to dizzydragonfly for organizing!
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17  Please help me fix my sweater! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by breemonkey on: October 05, 2008 10:54:52 AM
Hi everyone!

I just finished up the body of my first sweater (YAY), however, there are a few problems with it that I was hoping you could help me fix.  I had a feeling that despite my swatch, it was going to be a little small and I was right.  I took some spare yarn I had and loosely pieced it together, here are the results.



Problem 1:  It's obviously way too short.  I plan to unravel the bottom and do 3-4 inches of 2x2 ribbing.  I've never unravelled the bottom of a piece before, if anyone has any good tips on this I would be appreciative.

Problem 2: The neck is all bunched up and extends too high.



I guess if I can't figure out another way to deal with this I could just roll it a little and tack it down. Thoughts?

Problem 3: The shoulder seams don't meet quite right.



I thought maybe I would just knit up a quick insert in garter stitch, maybe 1/2"-3/4"?  Would this possibly fix problem 2 as well?

A few notes:  this all done in cotton worsted wt yarn on size 5 american needles.  I have not blocked anything yet.  There are no sleeves, this is it.

Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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18  Re: The Amazing Hoodie Round 8 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by breemonkey on: October 04, 2008 02:31:26 PM
Hi Everybody!
I just got the GREATEST hoodie from butofcourse!!!   She chose the themes mermaids and the hbo show flight of the conchords.  The image comes from an episode where they do actually sing a song about mermaids.  I sent her a white hoodie and she tie died it.

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19  My "I wish I were Amy Butler" bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by breemonkey on: September 04, 2008 09:26:41 AM
I made this for my partner in the Labyrinth swap.  I have really loved all of the Amy Butler Weekender bags I've seen around here, so I decided to make something similar.  I didn't buy the pattern because, 1. I am cheap, 2. I love figuring things out for myself, and 3. I'm a glutton for punishment.  I made one before this that was a little closer to the original with the front pocket and straps going down the front, but it didn't turn out as well.



These were taken by my partner, Michowl.




There's a zippered pocket on the inside that I didn't get a picture of.
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20  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by breemonkey on: August 31, 2008 05:45:23 AM
Here is the David Bowie poppet I made for the Labyrinth swap!  I had a great time making it!  i used the pants and boot tutes which were so helpful!  I drafted the pattern for the shirt and jacket, so I posted my own tute/pattern thing in the original thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266310.0

I'd love to hear from anyone who uses the pattern!



Thanks for looking!
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