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.
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.
i just recently noticed my duct tape wallet is falling apart. 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)
inside the money pouch
"green day is love!"
i wrote out the lyrics to "she" by green day on it. and i have plenty more tyvek where that came from.. haha.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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'.
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.
[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!!
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. Here are some pictures:
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
sorry if i posted too many pictures. 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. [/color]