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1  Tetris Magnets in Needlework: Completed Projects by fadedpink on: October 09, 2011 05:31:37 PM
This is my first needlepoint project in about 16 years! Somewhere I saw tetris magnets, and got the idea to make them myself.

Materials:

Plastic Mesh Canvas
6 colors embroidery thread
needle
scissors
adhesive magnet roll
cookie sheet (or other magnetic surface)

I did a google search for tetris shape outlines. I only came up with 6 of the 7 shapes, but once I got the hang of it, that 7th shape was easy! They turned out a little smaller than I had originally planned, but that's okay. I made three of each shape. First I planned for how large each square would be, then I traced the outline of each shape on the canvas and cut it out. I then "colored" each square with the embroidery thread. I then cut out a strip of magnet to fit the piece, and stuck it onto the back of a cookie sheet for safe keeping. I laid a heavy book on top of the shapes that I had finished. Because the magnet was in a roll, it was kind of curved whereas the plastic canvas was not. If the adhesive doesn't stick, I'm going to hot glue the magnet onto the canvas.

The final result:


And the playing surface, it also gives you an idea of how small the pieces actually are. The brown magnet at the bottom serves as the bottom of the screen.
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2  Wreath Ornaments in Winter Holidays by fadedpink on: October 06, 2011 12:45:28 PM
Following the same process as for this wreath http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391449.0, I used wooden Cabone rings as the base. I chose a white yarn with flecks of silver in it, and the little holly came in a package of 6, I don't remember what they were supposed to be used for but they work well for this!

The first image shows the detail more, and the second image is to show the size.




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3  Fall Wreath in Thanksgiving by fadedpink on: September 25, 2011 06:06:56 PM
Inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390551.0



Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver in a wonderfully fall-esque chocolate color.
Fake Mums
Fall type ball things on a stem
Polyurethane ring
Hot glue gun

I started by using a hot glue gun to attach the end of the yarn to the ring, then wrapped the yarn around, continuing around until the ring was covered and the green didn't peek through. Then I glued the flower heads and the steam of balls in an arrangement that I liked.
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4  Fall Table Centerpiece in Thanksgiving by fadedpink on: September 17, 2010 09:00:22 PM
I'm not really sure that this is where this goes, but I guess it fits. While decorating for Halloween, I was having a hard time finding something I liked for the centerpiece on my table. I decided on something simple, and something that would work not only for Halloween, but would carry me through to Thanksgiving. A $5 wire basket from Wal-Mart and two bouquets of fake mums (in one of my favorite colors ever!) later, and I have this! The second picture is the better color, it also shows my Yankee Candle salt and pepper shakers better Smiley





It seriously took about 10 minutes start to finish. I had to cut a cardboard circle for the bottom of the wire basket, so the flowers wouldn't fall through. Then I pulled all the flowers and leaves off of the stems, layered the leaves in the bowl and layered the flowers on top. I love it!
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5  Boy Beanie in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by fadedpink on: September 12, 2010 06:54:17 PM
I made my boy a beanie! Well, technically I made him two. The green one was a test because his head is slightly larger than what the pattern was for, so I had to alter it a little bit. Basically I just added an extra row of increasing. Turns out he likes it better than the black one (which has the different color stripe the pattern included) because it fits better. I didn't write down how I increased the extra row so I did the black one a little differently. But he likes them and that's all that matters!



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6  Finally finished the Queen Anne's Lace Scarf! in Crochet: Completed Projects by fadedpink on: September 12, 2010 06:48:54 PM
I started this scarf last year sometime after seeing this post:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323625.0

I finally finished it today! It's 70" long (5' 10") and about 3 1/2" wide. The second photo shows the color better.



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7  Two finished slouch type hats in Crochet: Completed Projects by fadedpink on: September 24, 2009 06:04:36 PM
These are two of the three hats I finished this week. The third was the same yarn as the green hat shown, but a different stitch pattern. I made it for my friend and she was so happy that I didn't have a chance to take pictures of it before she took it!  Cheesy I've been looking everywhere for these slouch type hats and wasn't happy with any of them enough to buy them. So I made my own!

The purple hat is an open stitch pattern I kinda made up using a version of the shell stitch. With the hot Florida weather, it's nice to be able to start wearing it now! Both of these are made with Caron Simply Soft, and a size K hook.

side view:


back view:


The green one I made for my sister. After seeing my purple one she wanted one that wasn't so open. You can kind of see the shell stitch pattern I used in this one. Sorry they're blurry, my sister wouldn't stand still!

side view:


back view:


Please be honest! Would you wear these? Would you buy them? How much would you be willing to spend on something like this? (So many questions I know!  Tongue )


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8  I want to make my own Christmas cards. *UPDATE* now with pictures! in Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions by fadedpink on: October 13, 2007 11:36:56 AM
Okay. I've looked all over the site, and I've found some semi-useful tips, but some of my questions are still unanswered. Please help!

First off, I don't have/want to spend a gazillion dollars buying supplies and tools and such. I've never made my own cards before, but last year my friend sent me a beautiful handmade Christmas card and I want to try that this year. What do I need to get started?

Second, would it be better to buy things from a store or online? I've looked around a little bit online, but haven't begun putting much effort into it yet.

Last, what tools/supplies do you guys recommend?

Thanks!


*UPDATE*

Okay. I decided to make my cards tonight during a CSI marathon on A&E (hooray!)

here is the group of cards I've made so far:


Here are the gift tags that I made as an afterthought:


The group together:


Some of my favorites:


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9  Finished my scarf with fringe! in Knitting: Completed Projects by fadedpink on: December 07, 2006 12:24:28 PM
So I posted on the discussion board because I couldn't decide on short or long fringe. Thanks to everyone who suggest long fringe! I'm so happy with it. This scarf is a Christmas gift for one of my best friends who is going on a ski trip in about a week.
This one shows the length of the scarf

this one shows the length of the fringe
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10  Re: faux-fur cardigan+ 15 yr old girl= immense problems in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by fadedpink on: November 22, 2005 12:49:05 PM
http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=5444&pid=350141&scid=350141012

there's the fixed link (forgot to take out the last [img]]  Tongue)
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