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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / It's a bird, it's a plane, it's....A Praying Mantis! on: September 06, 2005 05:22:48 PM
Since I love the Praying Mantis, and I (albeit very briefly) had one as a pet when I was little, I decided I should embroider one on a onesie.  I searched on google images and found a scientific drawing of a praying mantis.  Then I blew it up in photoshop and simplified it into a basic line drawing.  I printed it on an iron-on transfer, embroidered, and voila:  (sorry for the really bad photo; my camera is starting to deteriorate).

2  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / My first Sublime Stitching project! --Dia De Los Muertos Skull-- on: September 02, 2005 12:43:26 PM
I posted my first embroidery (a freehand heart) the other day, and you guys gave me a ton of good advice.  I put most of the advice to use on my next embroidery, the skull from the Dia De Los Muertos kit.  I think it actually came out OK this time. 

Here it is:


I don't know why the photo came out so dark.  Anyway, if anyone has advice for improvement, let me know.  I was going to make this into a pencil case for a friend.  That was the original plan, but now I feel kind of attached to it, and I might use it to make something for me  Wink.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pot Holder Recon on: September 01, 2005 12:06:39 AM
OK, I know you are wondering what kind of a person actually spends time redoing her crappy $4.00 worn out pot holders; well, that person is me.  I hate wasting and throwing things away.  I can't bring myself to do it.  So, when I realized just how ugly and disgusting our potholders were, I decided I simply had to bring out the craftster powers.  I dug through my fabric stash, and voila:

Exhibit A--Really yucky potholders:


Exhibit B--Cute, new potholders:


A closeup of one:


A closeup of the fabric.  You can't tell here, but some of the stars have little glittery sparkles:
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / A cool place for embroidery "patterns" on: August 30, 2005 11:49:49 PM
OK, technically these are not embroidery patterns, but they can be used for this purpose.  Go to:

www.fontfreak.com

Click "enter here."  There will be a menu bar at the left; click on "dingbats."  They have a ton of dingbat fonts and a lot of them have really cute but simple images that I think will make great embroidery.  I haven't tried any of them yet, but I have several in mind.  If anyone else has used this or decides to, please post your final products--I'd like to see  Smiley

5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Why does my embroidery look like crap? Help! on: August 25, 2005 07:11:51 PM
Hi,

I just tried my first embroidery project, which is the butt of a onesie (inspired by someone's post somewhere on this website--sorry I forgot who). I was excited by my new "petite" kit from Sublime Stitching, which kept telling me that embroidery is soooo easy, but--I don't know.  It didn't work that well for me.  Here's a far away photo:



And here is the embroidery up close.  Sorry the photo is so blurry; it's the best I could do with my camera.  Anyway--does anyone have any advice for me?  Thanks ahead of time:



6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First finished knitting project--need advice on: August 20, 2005 01:01:38 AM
Hi
I just finished my first knitting project--"The Knitting Club's Hat" from The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits.  It has its flaws, but its biggest flaw is this:  I ignored all the advice about checking gauge, and my gauge was way, way off.  Thus, my hat is gigantic.  So I decided either to felt it (and thus shrink it down), or, on my husband's suggestion, to starch it and use it as a basket.  So my question to you is: Which would you do?

Here it is as a hat on an actual head (sorry for the creepy blanked out face):



And here it is as a hat sitting on the desk:



Finally, here is what its life could be like as a basket:



What do you think?

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / The Gleaner Zine on: July 04, 2005 01:19:17 PM
Has anyone else on here ever seen "The Gleaner Zine"?  I was in Tower yesterday and I bought it.  It was wrapped in plastic, so I couldn't even see exactly what it was, and it was VERY expensive ($12.00)--but I just had a feeling about it, so I bought it anyway.  And I love it!  I haven't read the whole thing, but it comes with various peices of ephemera (old paper, nibs from a fountain pen, beads, etc.), little articles/stories, ideas for crafty things, etc.  I'm considering ordering the francophone issue, and I was curious if anyone else knew anything about the zine. 
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Bamboo Rain Stick on: June 26, 2005 12:43:28 AM
Here is a rain stick I made from bamboo.  The beads are attached by nails that go all the way through the bamboo--they make the little "ladders" that the rice falls through to make the rain sound. 

EDIT: Now the photos is here instead of on Shutterfly.

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Bamboo Wind Chimes on: June 26, 2005 12:36:06 AM
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I would guess that wind chimes count as "housewares." 

EDIT: Now the photos are here instead of on Shutterfly




10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Kitty House--my first post of a project--Finally with photos! on: June 26, 2005 12:30:14 AM
Hi everyone!  I've been ogling craftster for about two weeks, and signed up about two days ago.  This is a cat house I made a couple of years ago.  I know it's not a new project, but I haven't done as much crafting recently--I'm just getting inspired again!  Anyway, this was the first project I ever made from a pattern.

EDIT: I finally learned how to put photos up!  so here is my cat house--





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