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11  Re: Speedy One-Skein Scarf in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by BellaKarma on: June 08, 2007 12:31:12 AM

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This Technicolor of crochet (using only my stash) was once the One Skein Scarf. As pretty as the scarf was to ooooh and ahhhh over, I knew it would get very little use.


I wonder what made me think crocheting a blanket would make for a good portable project. I discovered the error of my ways while searching frantically through my Tinker Bell tote for the beginning of my blanket. I must've looked like Mary Poppins as I kept pulling more and more of the multi-colored afghan from out of my bag while sitting in the orthodontics office. I won't be lugging the blanket down the block to the beach. It's best to stay in my bedroom and be worked on in at night, to relax before falling asleep.

The stitch pattern is incredibly easy, yet I still managed to mangle it. It started out as 200 double crochet stitches. Somewhere along the way two skipped town. So now it's 198 stitches per row. It's not at all noticeable, and it will be even less noticeable once there is a shell-stitch border on all sides.


Marissa (my daughter) saw the bright-side by pointing out, "At least you have less stitches to crochet now."
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12  Hot-Diggity First Granny! in Crochet: Completed Projects by BellaKarma on: June 03, 2007 07:35:04 PM
Thanks to a gal name Amanda sharing this link: crochet101.blip.tv/ -
I was able to learn the granny square the first time!

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13  My Perky Pebbles/Free Crochet Lessons in Crochet: Completed Projects by BellaKarma on: June 03, 2007 12:16:30 PM
Hi Chain Gangstas,

I've made it my priority to learn crochet for reals this year (2004, 2005 and 2006 were just trial runs)!

Here's two swatches I did from Crafty Daisies Free Learn to Crochet Lessons (http://craftydaisies.com/category/learn-to-crochet/):



The first swatch is Pretty Pebbles Square - and has an awesome texture that's hard to capture on film. It's a pattern repeat of sc and tr.  Here's the pattern: http://www.geocities.com/alyssa5000/pebbles.html

The other swatch is simply single crochet. Smiley

A larger view can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=527355791&context=pool-388871@N21&size=o

Thanks for peeking in at my pebbles!
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14  Re: ATCs by BellaKarma in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BellaKarma on: May 28, 2007 10:13:25 PM
Thanks everyone for leaving such positive remarks! Smiley

Here's another ATC I made a few months ago:

Ready For Take Off


This distressed Artist Trading Card is created on a 2.5 x 3.5 inch distressed playing card with an authentic vintage Good Housekeeping Magazine image, ephemera and dimensional wings (that Mom ~jolenemarie~ made out of Shrinky Dink).

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15  Re: New Here...My Coptic Journals in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by BellaKarma on: May 16, 2007 03:54:31 PM
Hi Mom!

Since you can't post pics...I'll show off some of your journals:





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16  Fly on the Wall Crochet Case in Crochet: Completed Projects by BellaKarma on: May 15, 2007 02:11:22 PM
Hi Kiddos,

I posted this over on the Knitting board too...but since I can't sides in the whole Jets vs. Sharks turf war ... I wanted to share it with all.

The following is a "Haute Stix Stories Knitting & Crochet Case" ~ titled "Fly On The Wall."

It's an altered hardcover book - with the pages gutted out. The front and back covers are painted with acrylic paints. The front collage is a mix of ephemera. The woman is from a reproduced vintage ad for suntan oil (she is actually on her back, but I repositioned her to make it appear she is cupping her ears).







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17  Haute Stix Stories in Knitting: Completed Projects by BellaKarma on: May 15, 2007 02:04:37 PM
The following is a "Haute Stix Stories Knitting & Crochet Case" ~ titled "Fly On The Wall."

It's an altered hardcover book - with the pages gutted out. The front and back covers are painted with acrylic paints. The front collage is a mix of ephemera. The woman is from a reproduced vintage ad for suntan oil (she is actually on her back, but I repositioned her to make it appear she is cupping her ears).






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18  Secret Images of the Heart in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BellaKarma on: May 12, 2007 11:36:04 PM


"SECRET IMAGES OF THE HEART"


The Princess (with her royal court behind her) is enthralled by something or someone just out of our sight.

Once again, careful placement of the Princess (authentic ephemera from a vintage Good Housekeeping Magazine) allows her to wear the crown from her predecessor.
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19  ATCs by BellaKarma in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BellaKarma on: May 11, 2007 04:19:22 PM
Hola Kindred Spirits ~

It's been awhile since I've strolled into other Craftster forums besides knittin', crochetin' and sewin'! So glad I peeked in here...you all have rekindled my love of creating ATCs! Smiley

I've modified my original subject line so that I may keep adding to it without creating new threads.


VOLAR!
Spanish meaning "to fly!"

This beautiful Latina is being encouraged to use her wings and FLY!




VOLAR! is an ATC (artist trading card) I created several months ago. I seek out the unusual in an image to covert into a crown or halo. In the case of VOLAR!, the crown is made up of the castle's roof in the background. Careful placement of the chica makes it appear it sits atop her cabeza.

For all who look upon "illegal aliens" as "second-class": Remember this girl; this Princesa.
I found her working in the fields and soon discovered she was royalty.

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20  Save Cash - Use Your Stash Along! in Knitalongs by BellaKarma on: April 27, 2007 03:39:54 PM


Show Cash we appreciate all the yarn that he has given us by making good use of it!
And some day when we really need him, Cash will be around!

preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.savecashuseyourstash.blogspot.com')
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