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1  Crochet edge help, please! in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by ScampiLove on: March 15, 2010 06:27:43 AM
Ok, I need help on how to make my edges look better.  An example is if I crochet a square, no mater whether it is sc, dc, tc, the edges are always the same.  Ugly.  I have tried everything I can think of to fix this:
chain then turn clockwise
chain the turn counterclockwise
turn clockwise then chain
turn counterclowise then chain
chain from the front
chain from the back
I am out of ideas.  It makes it difficult if I plan on sewing seams (which stitches to sew in since they aren't in any distiguishable pattern) or if I am planning on crocheting on an edge (again, which stitches to crochet into since there are no distiguishable stitches). 
The rows look great, it's just the edges, the turns...I don't get it.  I just end up winging it and hope for the best.
Advice?  If you could include pictures or video, that would be fantastic.  I learn better visually.
Here is an example of what I mean.  the red arrows show the ugly edges:
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2  Another shirt To Pants Recon! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ScampiLove on: January 12, 2010 12:12:01 PM
Everyone else was doing it, so I decided to do it too! Grin


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3  My first sewing project! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ScampiLove on: September 02, 2009 06:38:16 PM
Ok, so I once tried to teach myself to sew on a machine.  And it didn't work out.  So I have never actually been able to sew anything more than buttons onto shirts or patches onto backpacks and whatnot.  Then the other day I made up my mind to teach myself to sew on a sewing machine.  So I went out and bought just a little machine.  The woman at the fabric store assured me that it was perfect for a beginner.  So, that was the beginning.  And I decided to make an apron!

So this is the pattern I decided to use:


And this is the fabric I chose for the apron:


And when I got home I began to cut the pattern, and iron the pattern, and iron the fabric and then cut the fabric. 

Now, remember, I have never sewn anything before.  So I messed up the pockets, big time.  And I had to make the ties several times.  But in the end I think it came out fairly well.  The bias tape wasn't as difficult to put on at all like I thought it would be.

Anyhoo, my wonderful, wonderful husband agreed to model it for the camera:


You can be perfectly honest about it.  What do you think?
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4  Re: Pen and ink and watercolor...I call her Ruby Jane in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by ScampiLove on: August 14, 2009 02:11:38 PM
Ok, this is a photograph

Like I said pen, ink and water color....she is only 4x5.5...I'm not sure if I want to framer her.  I am considering it..

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5  Pen and ink and watercolor...I call her Ruby Jane in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by ScampiLove on: August 14, 2009 02:02:54 PM
This started out as a doodle and I just kinda expanded on it...

It's pen, ink and watercolor.

Thanks for taking a look!

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6  A watercolor card in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by ScampiLove on: August 11, 2009 08:38:00 PM
I made this card for my nephew who is in basic training right now.  I can't wait to see him at his graduatio next month!

Anyhoo, it's a watercolor done off of tattoo flash.  I can't remember where I got the flash from, but I loved it and I hope he does, too!

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7  Re: Watercolor Stencil Portrait + TUTORIAL in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by ScampiLove on: July 26, 2009 05:34:52 PM
It kinda got messed up, but here is what I came up with!
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8  My first attempt at inchies! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by ScampiLove on: July 17, 2009 07:20:36 PM
This is my first attempt at inchies.  I made them round just to try it out.  It was pretty fun!  They are painted with watercolors and also I used Prismacolors on a few things (like the cat, because I didn't feel like painting it!

Anyway, I hope you like them!

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9  Some little bits I made in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ScampiLove on: July 09, 2009 07:11:44 PM
I had posted these somewhere else and just saw the pottery, polymer clay stuff, etc, etc.  Anyhoo, these were my first try working with polymer clay in about 20 years, so.....yeah:

A cupcake


A banana


Some croissants


And a cake that I found a tutorial on youtube by someone called "GentlemanBunny"....I think...


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10  Little crafts for today in Completed Projects by ScampiLove on: July 04, 2009 06:05:07 PM
I made these little guys today.  Polymer clay, acrylic, and all that jazz, except for the cake.  The cake was pretinted polymer clay.  And I got the idea for the cake from youtube from user name GentlemanBunny.  I don't wanna pretend like it was idea, you know?

A banana


Some croissants


A cake


The cake with a slice cut out


The cake with a slice cut out and a quarter to show size


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