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11  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by Aneesah on: July 07, 2007 10:20:47 AM
I haven't posted in so long, but I seem to need a new wallet every semester  Embarrassed , so here's my newest one: (Wallets count as bags, right? Grin )



It was inspired from a crochet wallet posted here on Craftster, but instead of crochet cotton, I used yarn, and fabric for the insides. Or else the wallet will be too bulky even with nothing in it. Cheesy
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12  Re: FELT in Craftalongs by Aneesah on: June 01, 2007 07:16:42 AM
I made a little smiley pin for my friend's birthday:



It was basically inspired by a beautiful set of felt pins made by starfighter_leo / poyoyon on Craftster.

I wish I could make more smileys, but I only have tiny bits of red and light blue felt. =( And I'm too stingy to buy big sheets of felt. ^^;
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13  Beaded watch strap in Beads: Completed Projects by Aneesah on: May 02, 2007 02:46:19 AM
I've done a couple of watch straps before, but this one's different 'cause I didn't use a loom for the weaving, nor is this a safety pin strap. Smiley



The "netting stitch" I learned from this tutorial: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/17577358/ and the elastic I got from unraveling a bracelet I never wore ('cause I couldn't find elastic thread that's thin enough to use with a needle Undecided ) and the beads were cheap craft store ones. (I think they're local, the other Japanese seed beads were about 4 times the price of these.)

I like the finished strap a lot, only I wish I didn't have to wrap/tie the strap like that, with the messy threads and all. Lips sealed I've seen, online, a little metal piece with holes that you can attach to the pins and then attach the thread neatly to, but yeah, too much hassle for me to buy stuff. Sad
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14  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by Aneesah on: January 03, 2007 04:15:03 AM
I made a crochet tote from a free pattern, only I modified it a bit. The yarn ran out in the worse places, and I realise the main blue yarn is different from the bottom blue, but excuse the messiness. Lips sealed

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15  Red T-shirt + White T-shirt + Black T-shirt = RWB T-shirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Aneesah on: December 29, 2006 10:21:40 AM
Just a "cut up old/unwanted t-shirts and merge them into one nice t-shirt" project. All the ... uh, design elements on this were unplanned, I had to do them to solve some problems. Tongue I'm so the trial-and-error, forget planning-and-pattern-drafting type. Roll Eyes

Before:


After:


I've had the red short-sleeved Korea t-shirt (actually there are two, the uncut one in the picture is the bigger one, which I didn't use) for a while, and initially just wanted to make it more fitted, mainly pull the sleeves down so it doesn't fan up so much and look like a boy's t-shirt (which it - sort of - is). But then I thought, the design is pretty darn scary and I wouldn't want to wear this outside the house, so I cut the design out. And then I remembered a wrap-top tutorial at ohmystars.net (and at craftster too, thanks ohmystars!) and decided to do something like that, with pieces from the white shirt for the bias binding.

But it became too small and too tight, I had to wear the (then vest-like top, with short sleeves) by stepping my feet in and pulling it up my shoulders. Cheesy So that's where the rectangular white stripes from the armpit along the sides came in. But then, the sleeves flared up too much and started to look space-suit-y, so I sewed in a little bit and got the stripes to be tapered and pointy. I think that part looks like a football jersey a bit. ^^;

All this while, I planned to wear it over a black long-sleeved shirt but the sleeve area was still especially tight and had creases when my arms were pointing straight down, so I thought; let's just make it a "fake" layered t-shirt so I won't have to wear another shirt underneath it. Ah. Cool So this is where an old long-sleeved black t-shirt came in; cut off the sleeves and a triangle for the front, sewed them on. And finally, the black band at the bottom ('cause I don't usually like horizontal stripes at the waist Undecided ) exists because the hem of the white stripes ended unevenly with the red hem, so I just sewed on a band and tucked the unevenness inside.

I'm still not sure I'd want to wear this in public; the stitching's pretty messy and the inside raw edges are totally ... raw, still. Embarrassed 'Cause I don't have a serger and zigzags don't go along very well with thin knit material. And, well, maybe it looks too funky or handmade? ^^;

Extra pic to show the left area and (accidental) wide neck:
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16  Pink Woven Beaded Watch Strap in Beads: Completed Projects by Aneesah on: December 17, 2006 09:43:48 AM
Haha, I'm not sure the title is structurally correct. Cheesy



I'm pretty proud of this, it's only my fourth looming project ever, and my loom is a shoebox, and I don't have a beading needle so I had to weave in the ends into the teeny holes BY HAND, and I made up the pattern as I went along (and I love the pattern! Cool ), and the result came out half-decent! Grin It's only slightly loose on my wrist and the pieces lie almost perfectly flat and of course it matches the watchface very nicely. Previously I've only done safety pin straps, so I was thrilled when I discovered looming 'cause it makes the strap stiff and strong enough. (I tried doing peyote and stuff, but either the beads are too small or my lack of needle is a big problem.  Lips sealed )
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17  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by Aneesah on: December 09, 2006 11:06:46 PM
I love your bag too, GirlyGirlBags! ^_^

New wallet from me:



Forgive the long, long image! ^^;
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18  Re: Safety Pin Watch Strap in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Aneesah on: December 02, 2006 11:47:13 PM
Old thread, but I made yet another one for the same watch. Tongue



And looks like I haven't posted a previous one for another watch:



(The top left pic is the keychain I took apart so I could use the beads.. Wink )
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19  Re: Kitten Kase for my phone/PDA in Crochet: Completed Projects by Aneesah on: November 21, 2006 09:30:07 PM
How do you do hdc stitches around the chain?

Heehee, when I was starting out and was following a bag pattern and came across this part, I had to ask a fellow Craftster to help out too. Cheesy Basically, like in the picture below, instead of doing it row by row to form a rectangle, you start to make an "oval" by going on the other side of the chain. For the first row or two, after the chain, I did three hdcs in the "corner hole" so the oval will be pretty flat, to accomodate the thickness of my phone. But afterwards just do one stitch for each stitch (I call 'em holes Tongue ), to form a straight tube that's closed at one end and open at the other.



BTW, the pic was when I was trying to make the bag I had problems with; pretend it's a chain with a row of hdc stitches ('cause I'm not sure if it is). And unless you're left handed, when you're working on it don't lay it out like in the picture, flip it over instead. Wink

Sorry if it's a bit confusing, but just try things out until it looks right. Grin
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20  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by Aneesah on: November 20, 2006 08:08:50 AM
I haven't been here in ages, but finally it's the holidays again and I've finished one crafty project. I'm sure phone cases count as bags too, right? Grin



It's a krocheted kitty kase (haha Cheesy ) for my PDA, click on the picture to go to its own thread. Smiley
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