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1  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / doll repair/restoration on: June 29, 2007 11:16:23 AM
I know someone who is looking to repair an old rocking horse.  It has a lot of sentimental value to her, and it would be great to get it fixed.

Does anyone know a place either in or near New York City that specializes in toy repairs, but won't charge an arm and a leg?  Thanks.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / skateboard cozy on: December 25, 2005 12:49:23 PM
anyone ever attempt/make one?

my boyfriend always has to find plastic bags to put over his board when it starts raining out, and i thought it'd be a nice little surprise to make one for him.

i guess it'd have to have a lining of some sort, and the griptape would probably eat up yarn. Sad

so... any suggestions?
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / just in time for halloween. on: October 30, 2005 08:47:14 PM
before:


after:

happy halloween, everyone!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my first FO, a hot pink bra! on: October 06, 2005 06:39:34 PM
i was crocheting a kitty ear hat yesterday in this really awesome hot pink yarn.  when i was done, i had this urge to make something else with it.  and so, this was born:






(it's REALLY hard to take a picture of your back...)

sorry about the crappy quality, these pictures were taken with a camera phone. Tongue

it's a modified version of twins (anna) from knitty, knit up in caron simply soft, watermelon.  it may be acrylic, but it's soft as hell!  my boobs are really tiny so i had to make the triangles/cups smaller, and decided to add black trim and versatile straps -- they can be worn as pictured above, criss-crossed, or tied behind the neck halter style.  i used buttons as closures to make my life easier.

although i've started on many projects (including a sweater, the uo shrug and panta -- i have knitting A.D.D.!), this was my first finished project.  i hope you guys like it. Smiley
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / tyvek origami wallet on: July 29, 2005 02:43:03 AM
i just recently noticed my duct tape wallet is falling apart. Cry so for the past couple of days, i've been searching far and wide for a decent wallet origami tutorial.. which i couldn't really find.  i ended up altering one to my liking, then adding some more of my own touch.  in the end, this is what i came up with! (sorry in advance for the blurry pics, they were taken with a camera phone)


front


back


opened up


inside the money pouch


"green day is love!"  Cheesy


i wrote out the lyrics to "she" by green day on it.
and i have plenty more tyvek where that came from.. haha. Wink
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / graduation top on: June 28, 2005 10:19:06 AM
i graduated yesterday!!  w00t!  Grin

so i decided to make a top, my very first one.  it took about two hours to do everything -- design it, make the pattern, then put everything all together.  hope you like it.  Smiley


the straps were supposed to be down in this pic.
and that's my adorable boyfriend in the background.


and i wasn't wearing a bra.. shhh!


me and my daddy.


and a close up of the buttons.  (there's three of 'em)
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / for my grandma on: June 19, 2005 09:11:32 PM
okay, so my great aunt is having a wedding this summer, and that's great!  but here's the problem.. my grandma has nothing to wear to it. Undecided

now, you might think this isn't such a big deal.. go shopping!  but it's not that easy.  she's kind of weak and doesn't have the money so i offered to try and make her something which she seems to be really happy about.  we decided on a long skirt (about mid-calf) and top.  my only problem now is, what kind of top to make?  my grandmother is a little on the big side, not extremely overweight, but she does have a tummy.  her arms however, are skinny.  i would really appreciate any ideas or input anyone has.  thanks in advance! Smiley
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / "confetti" bowls on: June 18, 2005 01:13:23 AM
i was inspired by this topic [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=25012.0] to go for one of these.  i thought they looked really interesting and it turns out they weren't that hard to make!  i would say you could make it with just about any kind of paper, and it takes about an hour or so per bowl.  Smiley



this was my first attempt with newspaper:

upright


the bottom


another look inside...


the bowl, in its masking tape glory  Tongue


and of course, in use.


and now, with a magazine:

upright


bottom


inside


outside detail


and a closer look inside
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / pink, tulle, and lace... oh my! on: June 09, 2005 03:56:06 PM
I just recently started sewing (as in mid April) and as my first real project, I decided I would try to make my prom dress.  I knew it was going to be hard work, so I thought maybe I could get some help from a family friend.  Well, that didn't really work out.. everyone told me to just buy one, they had no faith in me!  Luckily a couple of friends and my boyfriend encouraged me to go for it, anyway.  And so I did.  It would have been a difficult journey alone, and I'm glad my beau was there beside me throughout the whole experience.   Smiley

Saturday was my prom and I got to show off my little creation.  I actually hand-sewed in the zipper at 3am the night before, because I didn't know how to do it on the sewing machine and was so afraid of ruining everything...  These are the results after two weeks of my hard work:












So, downsides were the fact that I waited too long to start on the dress that it was nerve wracking, and since I am a beginner, the bodice did not come out perfectly and bunched a lil'.   Sad

The plus sides however, were: a dress fit to my liking for under $100, learning how to use my sewing machine, the reaction and expression on my boyfriend's face when it was completed (he did a double take!  haha), proving to everyone I could do it, and the satisfaction of wearing it to prom.   Wink

[EDIT] i just got a call from simplicity, informing me that i won third place in their prom dress contest!  i'm so ecstatic right now, it's insane!!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / cozies -- my first post! on: February 26, 2005 09:03:42 PM
I've finally gotten around to posting something, so here goes!  For my friend's birthday, I decided to make an iPod cozie.  It was simple and fun, so I decided to make one for my mini as well.  Then I tried making one for my cell phone, which is really tiny.  In the end, I thought the cell phone cozie would work much better as a tampon/pad cozie.  Tongue  Here are some pictures:

all three


this is the one i made for my friend




the one i made for my mini




detail of the bow


detail of the bottom and back


cell phone/tampon cozie




closed

sorry if i posted too many pictures.   Embarrassed  i would have used different colors if i had more yarn, but i think they came out pretty good for my first try.  i only started crocheting a month or two ago.  please leave feedback to let me know what you think.   Smiley
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