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1  Chinese Knotting in Completed Projects by liquidblackout on: February 06, 2007 08:11:57 PM
When I was young, my grandmother would make these little animals and decorations for me to play with. I think that is how my love for crafts started. I lost or broke a lot of them, but this turtle is one tough cookie and has stayed with me for my whole life:





Sorry, there won't be a tutorial, because it is very difficult to make :[

Thanks!
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2  Lotus Flowers in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by liquidblackout on: February 05, 2007 08:39:59 AM
I made these little lotus flowers from paper:



They can be hung around the house, on doorknobs and such Smiley

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3  Simple Earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by liquidblackout on: February 05, 2007 08:32:55 AM

I happened to have some simple findings in a little kit of mine and some beads. They're just long stiff posts. I lost the other black and red earring =/


These are made with Swarvoski crystal beads, a metal bead, and little 'chains', so that they dangle.


These were also made with Swarvoski crystal beads and little chains, but I don't know where I got the rune stone piece Smiley

Thanks!
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4  Edited: Straw Shrimp! in Completed Projects by liquidblackout on: February 04, 2007 08:56:05 PM
These are my signature craft trinket. I make these straw shrimp all the time and I give them to everyone I like. I taught them as a short lesson/presentation in class five years ago, when I first figured out how to make them and I've continued teaching them as an activity for the animal rights group I started at school Smiley



Edit: They turn out quite nicely when they're made of transparent or striped straws Smiley



I like that they only require a single drinking straw, a pair of scissors, and no glue, tape, or anything of that sort Smiley
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5  Straw Stars! in What the heck can I do with THIS? by liquidblackout on: February 04, 2007 08:52:57 PM
I like making stars, of all sorts, but they tend to end up somewhat useless.  They're made of a special kind of super long and thin straw of all colours, transparent, glow in the dark, cream, opaque...
The technique took me some time for me to perfect, roughly a decade ago, but after making hundreds of them, they're like second nature Wink


Here's a close up.


I make bottles upon bottles of them, but I don't know what to do with them. They're not easy to thread into a bracelet or necklace, unless the thread is through the middle, but that doesn't look very good when strung together. I usually just toss a bunch into a box along with a gift.

Help?
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6  Lace Gloves in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by liquidblackout on: February 04, 2007 08:36:31 PM


This is the front of the lace glove that I made. The 'glove' part was actually made from a pair of little girl stockings that were super cheap at Wal-Mart. They even have little hearts on them Wink

And the back...



Again, I don't have a sewing machine, so I had to do it by hand. I don't know if a sewing machine would have really been very helpful either.
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7  Lace Wrist Warmer in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by liquidblackout on: February 04, 2007 08:34:16 PM


The lace wrist warmer was handmade by me. Unfortunately, I don't have a sewing machine, so I had to sew it by hand. =/
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8  Black & Red Tulle Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by liquidblackout on: February 04, 2007 08:31:44 PM


The tulle petticoat skirt is handmade by me. Unfortunately, I don't have a sewing machine, so I had to sew it by hand...
Tank top and jersey dress were purchased at Sirens.
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9  Newsboy Hat in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by liquidblackout on: February 04, 2007 08:30:31 PM
I made this one a very long time ago and I use this userpic frequently:

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10  Bunny! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by liquidblackout on: February 04, 2007 08:26:37 PM


This bunny was received by the recipient, a new friend I had made in Shanghai, when I finally got around to mailing it to her. I swear it looks better in real life. She sent me a very heart-warming email to let me know that she really appreciated it. Edited for proper grammar and spelling:

Dear Katherine,

Thank you SOOOOO MUCH for the cutest bunny I have ever seen in my life!!
It's just WONDERFUL! I love it so much! Cheesy

It's really well done, you have great talent! She looks a bit peanut-like, heee. i just love it!

You must have spent much time on it. i appreciate deeply. it definitly makes my bunny museum shine!

I hope you are feeling better and I'm excited about your coming trip.
I always think of you and hope to see you one day again, for now, a huge bunny hug~~

Thank you, your bunny friend, Angie


It's emails like these that make it all worthwhile. Smiley
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