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8321  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Come With Me BACK TO OZ on: April 15, 2009 06:10:57 PM

BTW, love that collage, it's stunning!

its much more stunning in person!! My husband was even impressed.  His exact words were:  "now thats Hardcore"
8322  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: April 2009 Birthday Swap on: April 14, 2009 02:34:02 PM
Its official.  I sent out Puffy's gift!  Woooo!  I'll apologize in advance for not wrapping it up in pretty paper,  It would have gotten all squished anyway.  But I'm sure you will love your package! 

also, hello Ellen!  It is hard coming up with a list of things you want, isn't it.  Good thing I planned this out for over a month LOL  I had a list in word processor waiting to be cut and pasted LOL
8323  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Come With Me BACK TO OZ on: April 14, 2009 11:53:57 AM
holy wow.  Thats an amazing package!  Very cool!
8324  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where to buy roving: Sheep Shed Studio testimonials on: April 14, 2009 11:22:56 AM
thanks lissaw, I guess I'm just used to smaller shiping charges, because I mostly purchase/send smaller things.    Seeing 3$ on a 2 oz listing on etsy, or 4 oz of fiber it doesn't seem like much, but then I guess this is 15 POUNDS which is alot more then just 4 oz.  I've got to think it out first then see that its not that excessive.
8325  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where to buy roving: Sheep Shed Studio testimonials on: April 14, 2009 10:05:45 AM
thank you!
8326  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where to buy roving: Sheep Shed Studio testimonials on: April 14, 2009 08:43:55 AM
I have a question for all you that have ordered, and Live in Canada.   I was about to put an order through, but the shipping was as much as the fiber!!!  is that fairly normal?  I don't know if its worth the shipping cost... or maybe it is?   
8327  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Wall-e (with pattern) on: April 14, 2009 08:27:37 AM
THats awesome!  My 4 year old son is having a wall-e themed birthday, and this is a perfect cake topper!!  Good thing I know how to crochet now! thanks for the link to the pattern!
Your wall-e looks so perfectly done!
8328  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: chicky family portrait on: April 13, 2009 09:25:46 PM
Aww, I love how they're all set up in families! How did you do their beaks? I made some, though I just love how your beaks turned out!
Thank you! 
um k.. lets see if I can write this up to make sense.....

For the beaks I just DC into one stitch twice, then DC in the next stitch twice, chain one then return to pattern more or less, because you will be off by 2 stitches.   When it came to the wings, I just made sure they would be 3 stitches(for the big ones, 2 stitches for the little ones) from the edge of the beak.  And I just crocheted into the posts under the beak.
Also, I just always paid attention to where the stitch count started, and made sure I was still decreasing on the proper row, and not half way through the next.

Hopefully that makes sense.
8329  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Last Minute Easter Tea Towels on: April 13, 2009 08:29:14 AM
those are wonderful!  and they were quick?  wow. you must be a super embroiderer!
8330  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / chicky family portrait on: April 13, 2009 08:20:24 AM
So I saw this post, by Wayuki: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298179.0
And I just knew I had to make a ton of these chickies for my family.   Its a good thing I have a relatively small family.  LOL  And no, they have no eyes, because I didn't have any black embroidery thread, and live in the middle of nowhere, and its not worth a trip to the city for just some black embroidery thread.   And I kind of just gave it a go with the beaks and wings, because when I started, I had no real crochet back ground. I knew how to dc, sc, trc, and that was pretty much it.  The "bobbles"  for the beaks turned out not bobbles. The family members loved them.  and thats all that matters.  Anyway on with the picture:

The blue ones are the men, The pink are the women, Yellow are the kids and the grey ones are the Grandparents.  They are all arranged in families.

thanks for looking! c+c welcome!
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