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11  Comfortable crochet hook handle in Crochet: Completed Projects by Marieke B. on: August 03, 2011 10:51:50 PM
I love those crochet hooks from Clover with the handles on them. But the color is just very boring. So I made my own with polymer clay. These handles are even bigger than Clover and it's really comfortable crocheting.



This is how I did it:
Use about 15-16 grams of clay for each handle. Knead it until soft and make a long shape. Place the hook on the clay and push it into the clay.



Use about 15-16 grams of clay for each handle. Knead it until soft and make a long shape. Place the hook on the clay and push it into the clay.



Use a different color clay to decorate it. You can leave it round or slightly flatten the handle, whatever your prefer.



Use a rubber stamp to press the crochet hook number in the clay. Bake it in the oven according to the instructions and lacque it when it's cooled down.

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12  Re: Crochet Baby Hats for India in Crochet: Completed Projects by Marieke B. on: November 28, 2010 06:09:09 AM
One more done, it's hard to stop.

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13  Crochet Baby Hats for India in Crochet: Completed Projects by Marieke B. on: November 26, 2010 09:36:48 AM
Save The Children offers medical care to people in the slums of Delhi. Many children there die from undercooling. Save the Children is collecting knitted (or chrochet like I did, I suck at knitting) baby hats to hand out to new parents. (Netherlands only)

www.breivoorindia.nl/project-india/

I do wonder though why here we are knitting baby hats for children in India, while in India they make clothes for the European market. Something's fucked up here. But still: help! Cause we need to help those parents keep their babies warm.





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14  Re: Guus' collection of dog collars in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Marieke B. on: August 06, 2010 05:00:50 AM
I wanted to try patchwork but something quick and simple to start with. I think this collar turned out just lovely. I'm not ready for a patchwork blanket yet though.





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15  Re: Guus' collection of dog collars in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Marieke B. on: August 04, 2010 09:28:10 AM
But these are perfect for messy puppies; you can wash them in the machine (put them in a fabric bag or pillow case, easy tumbling) or by hand.

I also made this one today:

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16  Re: Guus' collection of dog collars in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Marieke B. on: August 04, 2010 07:11:54 AM
I made two more. 





I also discoverd that it's possible to sew the fabric and felt on at the same time. It's not too difficult if you are a bit experienced at sewing:

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17  Birdie pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Marieke B. on: August 02, 2010 08:40:35 AM
We needed some nice pillows to decorate the couch and this is what I made. I love my new birdie pillow.

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18  Re: Guus' collection of dog collars in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Marieke B. on: July 28, 2010 11:39:54 PM
I made a few close-ups to show you how I've added the felt and I sewed a little piece to make things more clear. If anyone has questions please ask.

I didn't bother to make the back look nice. Just sew the fabric on without a hem and make sure you have some extra fabric left on both ends:



Then fold over the ends and sew to make a nice finished look:





And then sew the felt on the back, make sure you follow the stitch you already made. Leave some room on both ends free from felt.



Now you're ready to add the clip and D-ring. Make sure it's a closed D-ring one because even small dogs can tear open the ones with an opening (as I've learned from experience).

Good:


Not good:



Sew the first one on using that special foot  zipper foot that allows you to get closer to the clip.



 Then add the D-ring before you sew on the second part of the clip (I tend to forget that and there's nooooo way you can slip the D-ring over the clip so that means tearing the stitching and start again).




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19  Guus' collection of dog collars in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Marieke B. on: July 28, 2010 07:03:05 AM
If you scroll down a bit you'll find a link to my tutorial and on top of page 2 some extra instructions.











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20  Paper boat on sea pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Marieke B. on: July 25, 2010 07:46:29 AM


I wish I could say the paper boat / lace waves idea was mine but truth is I totally stole it from pillipilli: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pillipillihandmade/4776782689/ .

Hope she doesn't mind, it looks great on our couch. I should iron it first though...
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