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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Cable Sweater for Baby on: August 20, 2012 03:35:24 PM
Hello everyone!

I recently went to my cousin's wife's baby shower (they are expecting their first child, a little girl!) and I decided to made a homemade gift. I have only every crocheted dog sweaters :p but I thought I'd try my hand at crocheting a human sweater! haha

I used this pattern from Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cable-sweater-8

I made the smallest size (6 months) and instead of doing the hood, I just did a folded over collar.

Close-up of the buttons

Close-up of the cables! I thought it was going to be so hard, but it was pretty easy!

I was pressed for time to finish the sweater in time for the shower, so I didn't get a chance to take good quality photos. This is the actual colour of the yarn, a pastel pinky-purple.

Thanks for looking!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Burgundy Slouchy Hat with Bow on: August 20, 2012 03:06:59 PM
Hello everyone!

This hat kind of happened by accident - I was at Michael's shopping for yarn to crochet myself a new winter hat, and came across this beautiful burgundy yarn with little gold flecks in the bargain bin for $2.00! I couldn't not buy it, so I used it to crochet myself a new hat for fall instead! (Winter hat will still be in the works soon too!)

I used the Pretty Puff Slouchy Hat pattern: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195823.0

I altered the pattern a bit though. I used this pattern once before, but the hat turned out way too tight in the end. I added two extra increase rows at the back of the hat, and did one less decrease row at the front of the hat. I also substituted a thick ribbed band at the front of the hat. (For anyone wondering, I did a bunch of rows of front post/back post double crochet. I alternated fp/bp every two stitches to make larger ribbing.)

This is the left side with the bow Smiley

This is the right side

This is the back

Here it is flat

Detail shot of the different stitches in the hat, and you can see the little gold flecks more here

Extra close up of the yarn Smiley

Thanks for looking!

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cute Little Business Card Holder on: March 08, 2012 03:01:28 PM
I'm doing an internship for my final semester of college, and I have my own business cards! The first business cards I've ever had! So naturally, I had to make a little holder for them to throw in my purse.

the case with some of my cards

the case

the back, open and flat

the inside, open and flat. i used black, leopard and bright purple cottons

the inside with some cards in it

the button and elastic closure. i used the same leopard fabric to cover a shank button so it all matched Smiley

Thanks for looking!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Wristlet Wallets - Watermelon, Bumblebee, Monsters! + Tutorial Link! on: May 31, 2011 12:08:43 PM
I made a bunch of wristlet wallets/pouches! If you want to see how to make a basic lined zippered pouch, click here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EICadoBCC1s&feature=share

I call this one the Watermelon Wristlet. All cotton fabrics and a vintage black and silver zipper. Two coordinating heart shaped beads on the zipper pull. It has two card slots and two bill pockets on the inside. Your change can go right in the middle. 3.5" x 6"

I call this one the Bumblebee Wristlet. All cotton fabrics and a plastic black zipper. White shank bead on the zipper pull, matching the one on the front band. It has two card slots and two bill pockets on the inside. Your change can go right in the middle. 3.5" x 6"

Four Monster Wristlets! These are made from a light flannel fabric, and lined with a similar type of fabric. They have one divider on the inside. They each have a star bead on their zipper pulls. 4" x 6"

Thanks for looking!

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A Pile of Platypus! <3 on: May 31, 2011 11:16:40 AM
I've had this tutorial bookmarked forever: http://www.allfreecrafts.com/sewing/platypus.shtml

So I finally made a bunch!

They're about 12" long, filled with toy stuffing and dried beans for some weight. They're all made with fleece, except the pink one, it's terry cloth. Their bills/feet are all just cotton, and their eyes are tiny black beads.

This is the first one I made, and after seeing it's cuteness and how easy it was to make I decided I needed to make more!

Thanks for looking!

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Simple Glasses Cases on: May 27, 2011 11:59:12 AM
I just got some new sunglasses, and wanted to make a little case to put them in so they wouldn't get scratched when I throw them into my purse.

there it is beside my new sunglasses Smiley

here it is laying flat. i used an old pillowcase for the fabric. its a cream colored cotton with little black polkadots

and it's lined with pale yellow terry cloth

After seeing this case, my mom asked me to make her a case for her reading glasses.

here's hers beside her glasses

she asked me to put some elastic in the top so the glasses wouldn't slide out. i wish i thought of that when i made my sunglasses case!

and here's a close-up of the fabric. i'm not sure what it is exactly - its a crinkly fabric with stitched on flower shapes in a pretty reddish burgundy color. it's lined with light pink cotton

Thanks for looking!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Faux Leather, Leopard & Coral Bow Wristlet Wallet! on: May 13, 2011 03:38:28 PM
I decided to make myself a new wallet, since the last one I made for myself was getting a little beat up.

I used faux leather scraps that were from a dress I bought from a second hand store (for the sole purpose of using it for fabric), an old leopard print pillow case, and an old table cloth.

Here it is from the front. I love the bow detail. I love bows in general so I had to do it Smiley

And the back. The whole thing is about 4" x 6"

I really wanted to include a wrist strap on this wallet, incase I need to go somewhere and don't want to take my whole purse, makes it easier to carry! The clip and and ring were from an old wallet chain or something that I found in my crafts stash and matched perfectly

And here's the inside. Its lined with leopard print, and the card slots are actually the WRONG side of an old silk table cloth. The good side of it was red, but the wrong side was a beautiful coral color that matched the zipper perfectly.

And here it is with my stuff in it. I couldn't get a good picture of the inside really, but on one side there's two card slots, and on the other side there's a cash pocket. I put my loose change in the middle, and everything stays in because it has a zipper closure!

One thing I wish I could fix is that I made the card clots a little tight on this one, so I can only fit 2-3 cards in each, where in my last wallet I could fit 4 o5 per slot. So I keep the rest of my cards in one of those clear card holders and just stick it in the cash pocket.

Thanks for looking everyone!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Passport Case/Cover + Tutorial link! on: February 22, 2011 09:06:37 AM
One of my subscribers on youtube asked me to make a tutorial on how to make a little case to hold two passports, so this is what I came up with!

*scroll to the bottom of this post to find the link to my video tutorial on how to make this!*

from the front! i used a bright fabric like this one so the passports would be easy to find in your purse/bag etc

snap closure opened

the inside! i used a pretty pinkish red for the lining. here you can see the two pockets where the passports would go

those white pieces of card were cut to the size of a standard passport book, so this is what it looks like with "passports" in it!

and a close-up of the pretty pearlized snap and flowery fabric

*I'm linking back to this post in the video tutorial info, because my links don't work for the pattern pieces.. so here they are!*

and here's the link to the video tutorial:

Thanks for looking!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Orange Dinosaur Zippered Pouch +Tutorial link! on: February 08, 2011 07:45:07 AM
(scroll to the bottom of the post to find the link to my tutorial on how to make these!)

A friend of mine asked me to make her an orange, green and brown dinosaur themed zippered pouch to match the crocheted jellyfish she also asked me to make (seen her: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372396.0)

from the front

the back

and the inside

CLICK HERE for my video tutorial on how to make these: http://www.youtube.com/user/soreribsin?feature=mhum#p/u/23/EICadoBCC1s

Thanks for looking! Smiley
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tropical Themed Laptop Sleeve +Tutorial link! on: February 08, 2011 07:39:18 AM
(scroll to the bottom of the post for the link to my tutorial on how to make this!)

A friend of mine commissioned me to make her a tropical themed laptop sleeve. She wanted it envelope style and asked for bright colors and a palm tree, and left the rest up to me.

This is what I came up with!

from the front! i made my own striped fabric because i couldn't choose which color or pattern to use Smiley i really like how it turned out. And I purposely made the stripes different widths Tongue

from the back

from the back with the flap open

the inside. the button is just decoration, it really closes with a snap Wink also, i wish i had a brighter yellow to use here

close-up of the palm tree. those brown buttons were perfect for the coconuts!

CLICK HERE for my video tutorial on how to make this: http://www.youtube.com/user/soreribsin?feature=mhum#p/a/u/1/ijVnShTsPcs

*NOTE: the sleeve I made in the tutorial is a different one than I posted here.. sadly, something got spilled on the original one I made in the tutorial before it could be given to my friend, so I had to re-make it. I think I like how the one I posted here looks more anyway Tongue

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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