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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I think I'm crocheting, but I think it's wrong on: March 25, 2007 03:12:01 PM
I made a square in single crochet, it's a little wonky, but I'm proud as it's the first thing I've ever crocheted.  I'm very confused about turning though.  I did it in rows, at the end of each row I made a chain stitch, then kept on going so I was working right to left for foundation chain, then left to right, then right to left and so on. Should I be actually turning the fabric around?  What about a right and wrong side of the fabric, will turning it around affect it at all?

Here's a picture of my square:

I also made a square in double crochet, not quite as wonky because I didn't miss as many stitches.  I've just learned triple crochet and I'm working on a square in that, but I need your help in case I'm doing it all wrong.
2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Porn-ish Advertisements on: November 01, 2006 10:33:56 AM
I'm not a prude, there are very very few things that offend me, and I do realize that Leah and the Mods all work their tails off to keep this site as awesome as it is.  I know some people get pissy because of the censorship and adult crafty content has to be linked to in order to keep this a family friendly website suitable for all people.  However, yesterday and today I came on to Craftster and in the side bar advertisements there were some pictures of people mostly naked (not in an artsy kind of way) for a sex/dating site.  I know that aside from becoming a friend of Craftster (which I will do the second finances get better) advertisements are needed to keep this site going.  I was just wondering if there was a way to contact Google to keep the advertising family friendly.

I'm sorry to bother you guys with this, but yesterday I just thought it was an accident or something, but today I had my neighbours son here, and I wasn't quite sure how to answer the four year old boy when he asked why the ladies had their boobies out.

Thank you so much for all the hard work you do.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Elvis bar purse/wristlet on: July 19, 2006 12:17:11 PM
Ok, so this is my second attempt at the New Look 6574 view B pattern.  I sewed it by hand and added a pocket to the inside, nothing fancy but I dig it.  This one is going to an Elvis-obsessed friend of mine.  I think it looks way better than the first one that I did.  The bottom looks a little wonky because I was supposed to dart it, but neglected to do so because I was kinda afraid of screwing up.  I'm pleased, and I'll find out if the recipient likes it soon.  So, here are the pictures, the first is the inside with the handy dandy pocket and the second is right side out and closed.



4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Either my Singer Genie 354 is broken or I'm a dumbass on: July 19, 2006 10:14:27 AM
I'm thinking that I'm a dumbass...  My mom gave me her sewing machine, I've read the owners manual about fifty million times, followed all the step by step instructions to thread it, and when I tried to sew on my practice swatch (I wanted to practice first on a scrap before I actually attempted a project so I wouldn't ruin good fabric) it made a few good stitches, but on the back its all knotted and a lot of wasted thread.  Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong or if it's the machine?  I'm just getting sick of hand sewing, for something that should only take an hour, it takes me two or three days to complete.  I'd greatly appreciate it if somebody could point me in the right direction.  Thanks a bunch in advance.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / I made a bar purse/wristlet (3 pictures) on: June 01, 2006 10:33:33 AM
Hey, I made this purse for my mom, it was supposed to be for her trip to Vegas, but because we live an hour away from eachother, she wasn't able to pick it up before she left, so I gave it to her for Mothers Day and she absolutely loved it.  My mom is such a girly girl so I picked up that pink flowery fabric from Wal-Mart for $8.50 Canadian a yard, I'm not sure what kind of material it is though, and I had some plain white fabric laying around that I used to line it.  It was my first time sewing something in years, and my very first time using a pattern, I semi followed New Look 6574 view B, I don't know how to read a pattern, but I'm quite pleased with the finished project considering I sewed it all by hand with embroidery thread because I didn't have normal thread or bobbins for the sewing machine, it took me three days to finish it.   I know next time what to do to make it better.   So, here's the pictures.  

Here's the inside with a pocket I added

And here it is closed
6  CANADA / Ontario / Orillia? on: January 30, 2006 07:47:38 PM
Hey!  I'm from Innisfil and I was living in Orillia for 5 months but moved back home.  Today I just found out that my boyfriend and I got an apartment in Orillia, so I'm moving on Thursday.  Is there any craftsters in Orillia?  I don't know the town very well at all, but our apartment is downtown.  If you're from Orillia or close by, perhaps we can hang out some time and work on some projects.
7  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / I got it!! on: January 24, 2006 11:52:13 AM
I went to check my mail last night and there it was, a large envelope for me, containing my beautiful Stitch It Kit and patterns.  All I have to say is WOW and a big huge thank you to Jenny Hart!  I ordered it on January 4th and I thought for sure that I wouldn't get it until February because of it having to cross the border and such, but it was very quick getting here and I wasn't nailed with customs charges!  Hooray for me!  The package is truly amazing, the photos on the Sublime Stitching web page really don't do it justice and the book is the perfect size for a beginner like me to keep in my purse to refer back to while working on projects outside of my house, I am thouroughly impressed!  I have to go do laundry now so I can get started, I'll post pictures when I finish, I just need to decide which pattern to use first!
Thanks a whole big bunch!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / I'm so excited! on: January 11, 2006 10:32:53 PM
I just ordered the Stitch It Kit as well as a bunch of other patterns from Sublime Stitching last week and I just received a notice from the post office that I have a package waiting for me, I really hope it's my kit so I can get started!  I've wanted to try embroidery for quite a while now but everything seemed too granny-ish for my liking, so I think this is just what I need.  I'll definitely be posting pictures when I make something.  Also, thank you Ms. Hart for creating such beautiful patterns, I had a hell of a time deciding which ones to buy this time and which ones to buy later lol
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting with one hand? on: October 20, 2005 06:06:30 PM
Hey, I'm a new member but I've been lurking for quite some time, I did a search and haven't found any results, as I'm sure mine is not a question that gets asked every day, so here it goes...  I'm missing my left arm above the elbow, I've been quite interested in learning to knit, but I'm not sure if it will be feesable, if anybody has any tips or ideas I'd greatly appreciate it, also would anybody know if a knitting machine would be "one arm user friendly"?  Thanks in advance.
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