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11  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Weird felt on: January 20, 2012 11:12:56 AM
love those buzzards!  they are so awesome.  Smiley
12  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY face serum for Xmas gifts (with tutorial) on: December 14, 2011 11:28:55 AM
the fact that you get to go IN PERSON to american sci and sur makes me so jealous!  love that catalog.  Smiley
great presentation on your gift!
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: crochet bats with googly eyes on: October 28, 2011 11:33:08 AM

hopefully this picture will help a little...ususally you are increasing on the increase side, decreasing on the decrease side, whichever makes sense to make a bat shape!
14  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: crochet bats with googly eyes on: October 28, 2011 11:28:38 AM
for each wing, i chained 5--this starting chain is the bat's armpit, basically, and will be the side you sew to the body.
i'm not much of a pattern-maker, so i'll just describe it--once you're doing it, it should be clear--you'll be increasing on one side, decreasing on the other end to make the curve of the wing
row 1 3hdc
row 2 increase 3 at end of row, 5hdc all together
row 3 increase 3 at start of row, decrease 3 at end of row (hdc3tog), 5hdc all together
row 4 hdc across, decrease 2 at end of row
row 5 hdc2tog at start of row, increase 3 at end of row
row 6 increase 3 at start of row, hdc2tog at end of row
row 7 hdc2tog at start of row, increase 3 at end of row, finish and weave in end
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet Video Game! on: October 27, 2011 10:36:29 AM
wow, this is quite a project!  very cool!
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / crochet bats with googly eyes on: October 27, 2011 10:32:27 AM

bat by drunkenlibraria, on Flickr
i made a few bats for halloween--i crocheted them in three pieces, two wings and a body, and then sewed them together and glued on glow-in-the-dark googly eyes.  this big boy is two strands of black yarn with a P hook, i think it was, and the little guys are one strand with a J hook.

bats3 by drunkenlibraria, on Flickr
i think they came out super cute and they didn't take long to make, once i got my wings down.  Smiley  i'm happy to share the wing "pattern" if anyone wants it--you can make a bat in half an hour or so, so it's great for last minute battifying.  Smiley
17  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: emergency meal owls on: October 04, 2011 08:17:09 AM
ha!  on the hooters!  Smiley
thanks for the compliments.  i sort of miss them taking up space in the apartment, though i'm sure that 2 cubic feet is probably already full of some other something.  apparently they went for some good, lively bidding, so hopefully they did some good for cancer research!
18  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / emergency meal owls on: September 30, 2011 10:27:16 AM
i made these for a friend's charity ho-down...each is filled with a cup and a half of rice and beans, so in case of emergency you can open up the sewn flap and stave off hunger for a day or so.  Wink

blue owl by drunkenlibraria, on Flickr

pink owl by drunkenlibraria, on Flickr
each owl is made with several strands held together and is about a foot or so in diameter.  the stuffing and beans-and-rice are enclosed in a fabric lining, so the inner pillow can also be removed if the outside needs to be washed.  hopefully they'll make a couple buck for breast cancer research!  just thought i'd share--i miss them already.  Smiley
19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / crochet futurama brainslug on: September 30, 2011 09:54:37 AM
made for my friend peita...it's got long ties on either side, so she can wear it in traditional futurama style...

brainslug by drunkenlibraria, on Flickr

it's about four inches in diameter and maybe six inches tall...was very pleased about how the slugbottom ruffled...
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: mushroom applique flat-front apron on: August 13, 2011 08:27:25 AM
i love how the canvas frays out--i try to always leave at least one raw edge.  Smiley
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