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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Feed Me, Seymour! on: December 03, 2012 01:24:00 AM
This is the first project I've posted in years and years (not that I stopped crafting, just got lax on the project posting) but I was so proud of how this turned out that I had to show my fellow crafters.

This is my first ever finished embroidery piece.  It is, of course, Audrey 2 from Little Shop of Horrors.  It took me forever (especially since now I have a doggie and he likes to try and eat the thread).  But now I can't wait to do another.

My favorite detail is the metallic red thread in the pools of blood to make it glisten!

Feed Me, Seymour!

P.S. I traced the shape from an illustration but the colors and detailing are mine!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: i ate the toilet paper! roar!!! on: February 14, 2010 02:53:18 PM
yay!  thanks everyone!

nope, no pattern.  i improvised it.  the eyes are just ping pong balls cut in half with felt eyelids, and the scales are just felt and cardstock.  everything is hot glue gunned to the body. 

i'm quite happy with the way it turned out!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / i ate the toilet paper! roar!!! on: February 14, 2010 11:31:28 AM
a monster ate my spare toilet paper roll!!

4  COOKING / Dessert / my rainbow cake!! on: March 16, 2009 03:37:35 PM
following these http://omnomicon.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-make-rainbow-cake.html instructions, only baking a cake from scratch instead of cake mix and soda... i made.... RAINBOW CAKE!!!

i used a white cake recipe and gel colors.  i love the way it turned out!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / a knitting milestone for me! my first pair of socks! yay!!! on: February 03, 2009 08:27:33 AM
my first pair of socks after knowing how to knit since i was like, 8 years old. Smiley

these were done from the knitty.com pattern, monkey.

she called them that because she had to finish them, as they were a monkey on her back.  i guess that's accurate, as i rushed through them... so i could start another pair!! Smiley

gosh i'm pale.

they're made in berroco ultra alpaca fine, so they're super soft.

yay socks!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / i finished! now i need advice! SOCK it to me! on: February 03, 2009 08:22:08 AM
first i apologize for the crap joke.

i just finished a pair of socks, my first pair, from the knitty pattern, monkey.

as thin yarn has a tendency to do, at one point in the second sock i ended up with a hopeless tangle, and i cut the yarn and joined it once i had untangled it.

but stupidly, i did this in the sole of the sock.

and now i have a knot on the bottom of my foot.  i had the ends weaved in before, but that was even more annoying - it was creating a little lump.  and i'm super duper conscious of it.  it may drive me mad.

so here's my thought... could i start at the side seam and basically weave through that row of stitches?  and weave the ends in on the ends?  does that make sense?  i don't imagine this is a thing that's done a lot, since it seems sorta dangerous, but this is my first pair of socks, and i'd love it if they weren't lumpy.

any ideas?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Don't be a square! Knit one! Knit SIXTEEN! Pretty Knitted Blanket! on: January 24, 2009 06:25:46 AM
Thanks all!  If you can't tell, each square is about 1 foot x 1 foot.  It's all done in just really simple acrylic, because I wanted it to definitively hold the shapes of the stitches. It definitely is one of the most involved knitting projects I've ever done.  But none of the squares were too hard.  Even though I ended up frogging a few halfway through. Smiley

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Don't be a square! Knit one! Knit SIXTEEN! Pretty Knitted Blanket! on: January 23, 2009 11:58:18 AM
this was a chanukah/birthday present for my mommy (she's a knitter too so she understands how involved something like this is!).  i got all the patterns from this book: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2879&PRODID=prd53453.

i'm so very proud!  and she loved it! yay!

9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: 2008: The race to the White House... Now in crochet! on: October 22, 2008 07:42:43 PM
hee.  thanks everyone!  i obviously got a little carried away with the photoshop. Smiley
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / 2008: The race to the White House... Now in crochet! on: October 22, 2008 07:45:56 AM

I got the basic pattern for these from here:
and then just extrapolated!
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