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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / vintage crochet patterns on: December 20, 2009 04:38:29 PM
What kind of yarn would you need for this pattern:

http://www.freevintagecrochet.com/crochet-sweater-pattern/sultana-s20/sunbeam-sweater

thanks alot Smiley
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / where to find a crochet pattern for a drape cardigan on: December 19, 2009 01:33:04 PM
Hi everybody

I've been scouring the web and craftster, but haven't found what I have in mind. I really would like to crochet an open draped cardigan that's so popular right now, but i can't seem to find one. does anybody know where i could find a free pattern for it? thanks a bunch!

Here's what I mean:



3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / does the type of yarn make a difference? on: December 18, 2009 07:22:48 PM
for people selling yarn items (knitted or crocheted or what have you):

do you find there is a difference in people wanting to buy your items if you use home-made yarn instead of store-bought? i'm not saying you have to make your own yarn persay, but maybe purchase it from someone who specializes in making their own yarn. (i'm sorry if this is confusing)
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / boxing glove mitten help/ideas? on: December 15, 2009 12:32:28 AM
So, my boyfriend is a muay thai fighter and has been begging me to make him some boxing glove mittens for the winter.

I just can't decide whether I can take a normal crochet mitten pattern and just modify it to look like a boxing glove (the TITLE/EVERLAST/ETC in black with a white tag on the wrist part etc etc), or that I need to find/figure-out-how-to-make a more "spot-on" looking glove...in which I have no idea how to go about doing so, although i imagine there to be more "padding" or something.

what do you guys think? would it be acceptable to just use a regular crochet mitten pattern? or would i be forever be known as the girlfriend that failed?

any ideas/past experiences/thoughts are well appreciated!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Just another 52 Reasons/Things Book! (kind of pic heavy) on: June 25, 2009 01:20:07 AM
Hello my lovely fellow Craftsters,

Well, like so many others, I absolutely fell in love with those 52 Reasons card books for your significant other! All the ones I saw were just absolutely adorable, and seeing that I was visiting my parents for a few weeks and away from my boypren, I thought it'd be a great opportunity to make him this as a surprise when we reunite next week. However, I didn't want to print out a billion pictures on my parents' poor ancient printer, so I ransacked my mom's old magazines (luckily she doesn't read them!), and got all my pictures from there, as well as from a few stickers here and there. I wasn't really crazy about having the card numbers show through, so I covered the card completely with construction paper, and then went from there. Oh, and glitter glue. *LOTS* of glitter glue. Especially glitter glue hearts... because I'm lame and cutesy like that.

This project took me a little more than a week to do on and off, so I'm so glad I'm finally done! I had a little sweatshop going on in my room! To bind the book, I ended up just crocheting two long chains with white crochet thread, because I didn't feel like hunting down the rings. Luckily, my boyfriend is easy to please, so hopefully he'll like it!


Here are some of the ones I made! I wish I had a better camera with me besides my phone's terrible camera, but there you have it.


I accidentally messed up and put "things" instead of "reasons" but, oh well. He won't know the difference! Wink Also, the "T" in his middle name is in tiger print, because his middle name is Tiger. And, a tiger reference is absolutely obligatory and cannot be avoided!  Grin


I just like how this one turned out, also it's a bit of a joke between us, because he's farted on me in his sleep so many times. Ahh, so romantic. Cheesy


This one is probably my favorite, mostly because my handwriting turned out pretty decent, unlike a few other cards...


It's kind of blurry, but along the leg, it says, "you're kinky."


It only occurred to me later that using a Wall-E picture was kind of weird for the reference I was making, but he was the only robot I could find in those magazines!


I made alot of inside joke cards, and this is one of them. Once we were talking about what we looked like, and he said, "You look like a camel." Oh so flattering, right? So it stuck, and I started making this weird face we've nicknamed my camel face. Cheesy


Because I was excited that I found a Snoopy picture! He likes to do the Charlie Brown dance, so I thought it was only appropriate to include a Snoopy picture.


I think this one is actually my favorite, or maybe second favorite. I was delighted when I was reading through the other day's comics, and found this Pearls Before Swine picture. It's my favorite comic, and Pig sums up how happy I get quite accurately!

Well there you have it. What do you guys think? I can't wait to see him and give it to him. If only the week would go by faster!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Trouble with Vintage/Retro Patterns? on: August 02, 2008 09:36:06 AM
Hey Everyone!

I've been having a problem with retro/vintage patterns I buy from Butterick and Vogue. It seems every single one I buy looks like it's meant to be quite fitted or, I'm not sure for the right word, but, "form-fitting"? And I've done several of the patterns (B5032, B6582, B4513), and every single time, they've come out looser and "baggier" in the bodice than I expected. I'm 34 inches around the bust, so I do adjust it a little for the size 14, but the bodices are still baggy. Does anyone else have this problem? And if you did, how'd you work around it/adjust to it?

I'm relatively new to sewing, I've only been sewing for a year and a half, so I think there are fitting/adjusting tricks I don't know. My grandma teaches me, but she likes the baggy look as its "more modest", but I just don't think it's flattering. I don't want it skanky tight, but just a little better fitted.

Thanks for your time!
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Your best tricks and favorite things? on: March 24, 2008 04:41:08 AM
Hey Everyone-

Well, my golden retriever, who was my baby, died Easter morning yesterday... and since he meant so much to me, I've decided I wanted to be lame and do a cheesy little scrapbook in honor of him. It's just... I've never made a scrapbook in my life, and I won't count the horror or a scrapbook I attempted when I was seven...

So, fellow crafsters... what are your favorite things to do when you scrapbook? Are there any special things you like to add or do? I really want to make this scrapbook as nice as possible...but I just don't really know where to start, and I know you guys are really creative

thanks :]
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Seller-Buyer Communication? on: March 21, 2008 03:06:51 PM
Hey everyone-

Just curious, how do you interact with your buyers? Do you make an effort to let them know what's going on, say if you shipped it, etc... or do you just kind of let the invoice or whatever do the talking?

I just wanted to know what all my fellow craftsters thought was good buyer/seller communication Smiley
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Best Backdrop for Clothing Product Pictures? on: March 09, 2008 08:21:23 AM
Hey everybody, sorry, me again!

Okay, so when you're taking pictures of your clothing, what is the best kind of backdrop to have them in front of?

I've seen the lovely backdrops jewelery sellers on etsy that make their jewelery look really fabulous, but with some clothing sellers, it failed to really intrigue or convince me to buy there...
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