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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet edge help, please! 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:
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Another shirt To Pants Recon! on: January 12, 2010 12:12:01 PM
Everyone else was doing it, so I decided to do it too! Grin


3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first sewing project! 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?
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pen and ink and watercolor...I call her Ruby Jane 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!

5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / A watercolor card 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!

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / My first attempt at inchies! 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!

7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Some little bits I made 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...


8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Little crafts for today 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


9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / This is a total two-fer on: July 02, 2009 02:24:16 PM
Ok, so this is my first attempt at making a clay cupcake.  And then I played around with photo imaging.  So yup, here it is!

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Little things on: June 10, 2009 05:38:39 PM
Hey!  I don't make a lot of jewelry, but these are some pieces I made last month.  The little daisy necklaces and brecelts were for my flower girl and ring bearer girl at my wedding.  My flowers were daisies, so I thought they were cute.  And the green flower pendant with the butterfly bracelet was made for a friend about 3 1/2 weeks ago and I keep forgetting mail them to her!

Each charm was put on in a fixed location with jump rings, as were the clasps.

Oh, and sorry about the blurry pictures.  I am not a very good photographer!



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