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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pretty Sparkle Scarf for a 5 yo on: December 06, 2010 10:42:22 AM
It was a wonderful time having my bf's daughter with us! I miss her already Sad
But, now is time to look back on the good times we had, right?
So here's something else I made for her while she was here:


You can see the sparkles and the color variation in this pic.
(plus the crocheted flower)

If you look back to the hat I made for her http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365790.msg4299066#msg4299066 you will see that she had a very short scarf before that was not keeping her warm. I fixed that in a jiffy! She spotted this sparkly yarn and loved it, so I paired it with my handy-dandy caron simply soft white and knitted her up a scarf in two days! She loves it! Smiley

Extra pix:


Now we have matching crocheted hats and knitted scarves! yay!

Thanks for looking! Cheesy
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Hedgey the brightly colored hedgehog! on: December 06, 2010 10:21:00 AM
I found a pattern for this on BurdaStyle a few weeks ago and started making it right away. Some complications got in the way (no stuffing, no eyes, a 5 yr old visiting for 3 weeks...) and I didn't finish it till today, but here he is in all his brightness!



and you can find the pattern here:
http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/hedgehog-pincushions

As always, thanks for looking Smiley
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Multicolored Cowl on: November 29, 2010 07:41:36 PM

Yet another pretty picture to capture your attention! Cheesy

Finished product:


For such a pretty yarn, it sure is hard to photograph!
It's a brand called Angel Hair and I got it at JoAnn Fabrics
I've had this yarn for at least a year and once I tried doing a scarf in stockinette stitch but lost my place and... gave up  Embarrassed
Then this week I decided to pick it up. I must have ripped it up about 10 times total. Mostly because I was running out of yarn or I made it too wide or too skinny. Finally I got the mix right and..... it wasn't long enough to be a scarf! So, I turned it into a cowl. Problem solved.
And there you have it Smiley
My first knitting project in a long, long time.

Thanks for looking Smiley

14  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Cable Hats (5 pics) on: November 29, 2010 04:19:28 PM

I was hoping the bright picture would get your attention!

I finally tried my hand at the Cable Hat by Rheatheylia http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=5 not once, but twice!
One for me, and one for my boyfriend's daughter (5)

here's us:


hers:

This is by far the brightest hat I've ever made!  Shocked

and mine:


Thank you so much for looking! Cheesy
15  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / My version of Katy Perry's Girl Scout costume on: November 01, 2010 01:46:32 PM
After seeing Katy Perry's music video for "California Gurls feat. Snoop Dogg" my first reaction was, "I have to have a chocolate chip cookie hat!!" But it became much more than that as time progressed.

Here is my final costume:


and here is my inspiration:

Plus a link to the music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F57P9C4SAW4
(The "girl scouts" enter around 1:40)

Almost every part of my costume was hand-made using these three ingredients that I found at a local thrift store:
(as well as a brown piece of felt, some knee-hi socks from Target, some fabric paint and glitter glue.)

The only thing I didn't alter was the white button-up. I wanted to keep it normal because I finally found one that fit! Cheesy

I used the tan T-shirt, felt and pink glitter glue to create the cookie beret. I cut out pieces using a plate and bowl as a template. Then I finished it off using the collar of the shirt. I then glued and pinched squares of felt and cut them into circles to make the chocolate chips.

The skirt and sash were made from the long brown skirt shown in picture above. I cut most of the fabric from the bottom off, then sewed pleated fabric to the remaining skirt base.

(pic included to prove that I did in fact sew the skirt myself, lol)

I hand-painted the candy badges to the sash (which I made from skirt remnants) then bedazzled it with glitter glue and rhinestones.

The "badges" include: cotton candy, a gummy bear, cupcake, conversation heart that says "sweet stuff", a ring pop, pink donut, ice cream, cherries (I know they're not candy, but they're cute, right?), and a lollipop.

Here are some additional shots of my costume:

Thank you so much for looking!!!

This was the first costume I've ever made entirely by myself, and I'm very happy with it!
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My thinking Cap! :) on: October 12, 2010 11:49:10 AM
Here's the Ravelry link to the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tritons-thinking-cap

I absolutely love this hat!!!





I used Lion Brand Yarn's Hometown USA in Green Bay. It's super bulky, and super nice Cheesy
Thanks for looking  Smiley
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Gifts: a scarf and a panda ball :) on: May 06, 2010 09:42:14 PM
Hello there Smiley

Here are a few gifts I've made for others recently:

Scrap yarn scarf:

To make this scarf, I used a big hook and miscellaneous yarn in colors that my cousin would like.

And this panda "ball" (aka Pablo Panda from Lion Brand http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80894AD.html)

I finished him in about 2 1/2 hours.

Thanks for looking Smiley
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My Version of the "Whirling Hat" on: April 30, 2010 03:58:13 PM
When I saw this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297821.0 by user alvan I fell in love! Coincidentally, a few weeks after seeing that post I found a 100% Lambswool sweater by Aeropostale (or one of those other stores that I never shop in) at a second-hand store. (Sorry no Before pics) Basically it was a long sleeve, knitted turtleneck that was a dark and a light green yarn. Very pretty to begin with, even prettier after felted!
I knew my cousin would love it Smiley
So I got to work... It took me ages to finish this! Only out of lack of motivation. I finished it last night.
Here it is:



And on the back of my head...


Top view...


And me!

I really hope she likes it! Green is her favorite color. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift... I guess that would give you an idea of how long I've been working on this  Roll Eyes

Anyway, thanks for looking Smiley
19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / The Great Cthulhu! on: April 15, 2010 09:19:31 PM
First, a little back story:
My friend Georgia is a fan of all things fantasy, fascinating, and fiction. So, of course, she's a fan of Lovecraft. One day she shared the Cthulhu Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu) with me and I was also drawn in by it's interesting qualities too, though I have yet to read the story   Embarrassed
ANYWAY, being an awesome friend as I am (lol) I found a Cthulhu crochet pattern (well, several...) and tried it out... and failed as well. Then I tried the next and failed at that one... I think I wasn't doing so well because the others were sort of... cutesy... and she's not really into "cute" so much Tongue. Till finally I found this pattern on Instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/Dread-Crocheted-Cthulhu/. I'll admit, I had a few problems with the pattern (mostly that his head turned into a fat ball instead of what the pictures looked like... and the pipe cleaner should have been longer, which I changed) but I tried, and TRIED again till I got it right!!! And here he is folks! In all his glory:





He looks so menacing!

I hope that she likes it. I put a lot of work into it, lol.

Please let me know what you think Smiley
Thanks so much for looking!
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Zagnut Mobius Cowl/Scarf (3 pics) on: March 08, 2010 03:03:49 PM
Ello, ello!
I started working on this Friday and finished it on Saturday. It was going to be a scarf but I didn't have enough yarn so I made it into a moebius cowl. The yarn is Patron's Decor my mom got from goodwill. The color's great, but it's kind of scratchy. However, I didn't know what else to do with it Huh anyway the pattern is from Ravelry and can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zagnut
I highly recommend it, lots of fun to make and the pattern is great and so simple!

Pics:





I think it might also be cute as a shawl for the summer (once it's less stiff)

Now all I have to do is wash/block it Cheesy

Thanks for taking a look Smiley
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