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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Buddha Pendant on: March 06, 2011 10:10:04 PM
I made this Buddha pendant as part of a swap. It was inspired by a Scrabble tile pendent my partner hand on her wist. The pendant has a little bit of dimension because the Buddha is actually a shrinky-dink that I decoupaged and glued to the wooden back.



I used Glossy Accents to make it shiny and I think it turned out OK, but I felt like maybe there is a trick to using it that I had not figured out yet . If anyone has any suggestions/advice I would love to hear them.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What size to make baby sweater? on: March 05, 2011 10:44:10 AM
A friend of mine is expecting and I would like to knit a Knitting Pure and Simple Easy Baby Cardigan for her. My problem is that I am not sure what size to make it. The baby is due in June and I would like her/him to be able to wear the sweater during her/his first winter. The pattern has options for newborn, 6 months, 12 months & 18 months corresponding to chests of 18, 20, 22, 24 inches and length of 9, 10, 11, and 12 inches.
I tried to look at size charts to see whether or not the average 6 month old fit into 6 month old clothing or even whether the 6 month size of this pattern is the typical 6 month clothing size; but I was having trouble figuring it all out. Huh
I was hoping that maybe someone who has had children or knit for children or maybe even knit this cardigan could help me. I have never made baby clothing before and I would really like this to be a usable garment.
Thanks
13  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Snowman Table Runner on: December 21, 2010 11:15:01 AM
When I saw this table runner I thought it was so cute that I needed to make one for my mom for Christmas. I did not have a pattern, but I still think it turned out pretty well.

Details of the snowman's face.

The faces were good for practicing my french knots, which I think I am finally getting OK at.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Discworld's Death on a Credit Card Wallet on: October 12, 2010 04:24:48 PM
I made this credit card wallet for the Two Tiny Terry Pratchett Things Swap .
One of my partner's favorite Discworld characters was Death. So I decided to create a cross-stitch pattern that featured him and one of his friends  Wink.


The front is just plain, to show off the fabric, which I thought was really pretty.


The inside features two compartments for credit cards, and it closes with a magnetic clasp.


Thanks to yonorris14 whose tutorial made the whole thing go much smoother than it would had I had to design from scratch.
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Turtle T-Shirt on: September 21, 2010 08:41:07 PM
I bought a $2 t-shirt the other day because, well it was two dollars. It fit well and I liked the color, but it was very plain. So I decided I needed to do something to spruce it up a bit.
I decided to try my hand at embroidery.  I have been cross-stitching for some time now and embroidery seemed like the next step. I found a cute little turtle picture from an online coloring page and set to work.
 
He turned out so cute that now I actually kind of love this shirt! Cheesy
Behold the cuteness:


Close-up of the turtle (the color is closer to the first picture)
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Denim Pinafore (aka: jumper dress) on: August 04, 2010 05:55:29 PM
I have had this piece of light denim fabric for a while and had been trying to decide on the perfect thing to make with it. I am usually nervous when it comes to making clothing as my tendency to attempt to dive in without a pattern can lead to less than optimal results. However when I saw the "pattern" xxboheme used to create her super cute pinafore (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99176.0) I knew that that was the project for me. I ended up adding darts to the back (a first for me) to make it fit closer to the body.

17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My First Sweater on: August 04, 2010 05:39:45 PM
Temperatures are reaching record highs. Children are running through sprinklers. Summer is completely underway. So of course now is the time when I finish my first knitted sweater. I just learned to knit a few months ago and after making a scarf and a few hats I decided I needed to knit a sweater, even if it would be a while before the weather would permit me to wear it. I choose Jenna Adorno's tempting (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTtempting.html). It is 2x2 completely in the round. I modified the neckline because I could not really see myself wearing something off the shoulder. Here is the result.


18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Picnic Basket (pic heavy) on: July 09, 2010 02:27:49 PM
I put this picnic basket together as a wedding gift for a friend of mine.

I sewed the lining with pockets for cups and plates.
On the right side are napkin-cutlery holders made using the tutorial from this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350855.0.

Here you can see the napkin-cutlery holder in action

Then it rolls up with a pretty ribbon to fit in the basket

The basket also contained a coordinating picnic blanket

I used a vinyl tablecloth for the back of the blanket so that it could stand up to grass and dirt

The process took a little more effort then I had anticipated. But I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
 
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Tufted Headboard on: June 11, 2010 09:40:43 PM
When I saw this headboard on QVC for $250 dollars I thought to myself "I can make that"

I am quite proud of the result.



The stuffing is made from old pillows that had become too flat to support a head anymore and the buttons are actually fabric covered pennies.

Below is a link to the image of the one I designed it after.
http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.H135214.desc.Shantung-ButtonTufted-Queen-Headboard-Diamond-Design
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