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1  Matching Shell Stitch Sweaters for Twins! in Crochet: Completed Projects by saveaquarter on: February 24, 2009 10:17:47 PM
I'm having twins, oh, any minute now (I'm at 38 weeks) and I've had a hard time doing anything but lay around and eat for the past couple of months. I have managed to crochet about a thousand hats, and these two sweaters!



A closer shot of the blue:



I used this pattern: http://bundlesoflove.org/MaryJosShellStitchSweater, which turned out to be a bit trickier than I thought. I had some Craftster help, though, and figured things out. The pattern claims to be newborn size, but looks more like 3-6 months to me, maybe even 6-9. But that just gives me more time to find the perfect buttons!

(It's a boy and a girl, if the colors didnt give it away  Wink )
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2  Re: LOST Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by saveaquarter on: July 11, 2006 11:36:00 AM
My package from dayzi arrived yesterday!

The loot together.


THE POSTCARD made me laugh so hard. There was a very nice note on the back from her Smiley


Hurley is my favorite character, so she made these awesome earrings for his cluckity cluck pre-millionaire job.

I love that they look very delicate and fancy from far away, and then you get up close and BAM. CHICKENS.

An awesome double sided Dharma pendant.


Some deeelicious peanut butter cookie lip gloss. I share Claire's jones for the stuff.


A fantastic pencil roll! I've been dying for something to transport my pencils that's prettier than the bland black bag I have. The polar bears are fabulous!

It even came armed with colored pencils, and the remaining slots were exactly enough to hold the pencils I already have! AND it's just in time to go on vacation with me! I'm off to North Carolina on thursday Cheesy

Thanks so much Dayzi! This was a great first swap, I had so much fun making everything, and LOVE all the stuff I got.
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3  Give me a listen you corpses of cheer! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by saveaquarter on: June 11, 2006 06:04:53 PM
This bag started off boring and black, and I wracked my brain to come up with something other than my usual star applique to jazz it up. I don't know why it took so long to click, but the lining looks straight out of the corpse bride!

See? Perfect!




A close-up of Emily. I'm really happy with how she came out.

She's not as green in natural lighting, those parts are more of a grey tone. I improvised, since I have no fabric paint. The white is gesso, then I layered some basic colors on top of that with acrylic, and did all the detail work in marker, mostly sharpie. She'll probably wash off as soon as she comes in contact with any sort of weathering. Any ideas on how to "seal" her? I'm considering investing in some matte mod podge just for this.
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4  Re: How to make this bow? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by saveaquarter on: May 31, 2006 10:06:10 AM
Here's a step by step illustration. Maybe this will help a little more?



Hopefully that makes sense! Good luck Smiley
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5  yarrrr! bag for a musician/pirate in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by saveaquarter on: May 18, 2006 07:14:23 PM
I made this for a friend, but I'm so thrilled with how it came out I might have to keep it for myself!


(ignore the fabulous scarf that everyone thinks I made when in fact I got it for 50 cents at urban outfitter's bargain basement)

Closeup of the applique:


I used some sturdy fusable interfacing on the back of this, and drew the skull and crossed swords on that, then cut it out. All the detail work on the front is done with fabric paint. I think I might do another outline around the edges now that it's sewn on, just as a bit of a security measure to "glue" it down. The bag is lined with that same fabric.

It has three pockets, two side pockets (one on the inside and one on the outside) and the third on the back inside (if that makes sense.) I tried to photograph the inside but my camera hated it.

AND it has this awesome red reflector! I realized I put the fabric through the top part wrong after I went crazy with the zigzag stitch, of course.
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6  teeeeny little lambkin! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by saveaquarter on: May 08, 2006 04:37:25 PM
I made this little guy with a free pattern from
http://www.patternbee.com/FREEPATTERNS.html
I found a link to the site from someone on craftster, but I forget who  Embarrassed



He was very fun and very simple to make, despite some frustration over teeny tiny seams. I made him in a couple hours while watching a movie.
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7  how the heck do I manipulate this stuff? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by saveaquarter on: April 20, 2006 08:45:48 PM
A number of tiny, tiny, tightly coiled wires have come into my posession in various colors, and I happen to think they'd make an excellent bracelet. They're the perfect length, and the colors look wonderful together. But there's one problem.



I have no idea how to attach these things to a clasp! Simply stretching them doesnt work, since I only have two hands, and need at least two more to get anywhere with that. They're so tiny! Here's a comparison shot.



I'm afraid threading anything through them would mess with the shape and motion of them, which is a huge part of their appeal! Has anyone worked with something like this before? Any ideas? Advice?
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8  i have commandeered a beading kit! in Beads: Completed Projects by saveaquarter on: April 20, 2006 08:41:23 PM
My stepsister has had the most complete, varied collection of beads sitting on her desk for at least a year and a half, completely untouched. AND, she has two of these. So I've taken one for my own. And made earrings!

Just a handful of the earrings I've made in the past week or two. I ran out of hooks!



The silver pair in the center, the fishies, and the orange and white pairs went to my cousin for her 16th birthday, and she wore the silver ones the second she took them out of the box. The purple ones in the top left are my favorite, I think.
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9  Re: old chucks... in What the heck can I do with THIS? by saveaquarter on: April 14, 2006 08:10:21 AM
I have an old gross pair of high tops that I turned into slides. The inside is nasty, I'm trying to figure out a way to line them so my feet dont stink when I wear them! At the moment I fold socks over them like so:



Another shot of how they are cut:



I couldn't bear losing my favorite piece of footwear! I didn't want my good old fashioned high tops to think they were being replaced by my fancy new red low tops. They're great summer shoes now, aside from the foot stink  Grin
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10  Re: Show us your Photoshop and PSP art!!! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by saveaquarter on: April 14, 2006 07:33:18 AM
I friggin love photoshop. I have a section on my website just for all the nonsense I create.

Here's one of my favorites.

 
to change your image viewing settings please click here
(I should probably link to this, huh? Nudity! Boobies!)

http://www.slightlymental.net/digital/gemini.jpg
http://www.slightlymental.net/digital/ringedplanet.jpg
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