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231  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crocheted hats! And it's my first post! :) on: October 01, 2010 10:39:00 AM
Your friends are very lucky!  What a cool idea to make braids down the sides  Smiley
232  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 55 ENTRIES / Re: Inchie Mama (or technically...Quarter Inchie Mama!) on: October 01, 2010 10:31:24 AM
jaw-dropping... sooooo cool!!!
233  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Mario and Luigi Pumpkin (with stencil) on: October 01, 2010 10:23:07 AM




So sorry it's not a real pumpkin.  This one's made from a foam pumpkin that was given to me to carve for the annual carnival at my son's school.  I use the same process for carving real pumpkins:

1) Draw an image onto a piece of paper that will fit on the pumpkin
2) Tape the image on the pumpkin
3) Use a thumbtack to puncture small holes along the lines to be carved
4) Remove paper and carve (I use a knife specifically for pumpkin-carving -- got it at the craft store)
5) Make a hole at the bottom of the pumpkin to fit an LED light (also purchased at the craft store)
6) Lastly, clean up.  Have a vacuum cleaner handy.  This was my first time carving foam, and there was a lot of debris.  Actually, I was thinking I should have worn a mask because the serrated knife makes a lot of dust.

Here's a rough stencil that can be used.  Areas marked in red are where the pumpkin should be carved out.

234  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Chowder on: September 21, 2010 02:23:27 PM
"last night I had a dream I was ketchup and you were mustard.......which is really weird 'cause in my dreams you're mayonnaise''  Grin

This was my son's halloween costume last year.  He never really picks overly popular characters, so who knows what he'll ask for this year.




235  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Fall Slippers on: September 21, 2010 01:56:26 PM
Just finished crocheting these based on the free pattern found here: http://tiny.cc/zv1mc
I chose the colors because I couldn't wait for fall.  The vintage buttons are a purchase I was giddy over at a collectibles show.
Buttons are my weakness.

236  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: An Elf, a Spirit and a Hobgoblin (... walked into a bar?) on: September 21, 2010 01:30:14 PM
They are all soooo cute!  My fave has to be the Elf... what would he order from the bar  Cheesy
237  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Mike Wazowski! Hat on: September 20, 2010 11:11:11 AM
In felt and fleece.  No pattern.  Just had to put something together for "hat day" at my son's school.
238  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Recent and not-so-recent pieces (img obese) on: September 19, 2010 03:44:55 PM
ALL so adorable.  I like, I like!!
239  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Gutting My Sons' Closets 1 on: September 19, 2010 03:38:23 PM
Oh, this is an adorable idea! How clever!! I have a grip of clothes I've saved because of memories or uniqueness. This is something even a teen would like. Thank you for sharing!

You're welcome... I made this doll after raiding my own closet.  I named her Slumber because she's so sleepy after a life of being an over-worn blouse.  A modern twist on a primitive doll:
240   / CROCHET / Re: Crochet Blogs - Add yours here! on: September 19, 2010 02:12:49 PM
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