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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Molly Lynn (IMG HEAVY) on: July 31, 2009 01:52:43 PM
It's been a while since I've posted anything on Craftster.  I've been busy!!  I just finished my very first crochet doll.  Her name is Molly Lynn.  She stands about 1' tall.  

She loves to take walks in the garden to see the marigolds.

Her Mary Jane-like shoes come off her feet, and she has lacy white socks.

MANY MANY thanks to Owlishly's amigurumi hair tutorial!  Molly would have been a mess without it!  

Comments/critiques/tips welcome!
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Fuzzy Monster Bucket on: October 21, 2008 02:31:41 PM
I've had this idea rolling around in my head for a while now.  I created a wreath with this tutorial.  Here is another variation:

3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / No Bones About It!! ***** IMG HEAVY and Tutorial ***** on: May 05, 2008 09:00:51 PM
I hope I'm in time!!

This was something that I've had in my head for a while, but just didnt know how to make it. 
I was inspired by this http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_home_accessories/article/0,1789,HGTV_3255_2334731,00.html and this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=68694.0 (can't see those pics though....)

The "shade" is made out of wooden frames from the dollar store and wooden dowels.
I used wire hooked into eye hooks to hold the shade on the lamp harp.  I used a large sized oatmeal container painted black for the base.  It's a bit wobbly because of the glass in the frames, so it needs a bit of work.

Materials used: 
4 black wooden dollar store frames
2 3/8-inch square wooden dowels, cut into 4 pieces.
wood glue
4 3/8-inch eye hooks

Start by removing the glass and cardboard backing from the frames.  Measure and cut the dowels to the long side of the frame. Glue one dowel to one frame with wood glue.  Clamp for 30 minutes, and then let dry overnight.

While the frames are drying, take a glass and use that as your guide to cut your image down to size.  I used my mom's MRI images.  Also make sure a plain white sheet of paper is the same size as the glass.

Now that your frame pieces are dry, start gluing them together to form a box.  Clamp for 30 minutes, then let dry overnight.  I painted the dowels and the outside of the frame box black.

You now have a box.  Here comes the harder part.  How to hang it on the lamp harp.   Take an eye hook and screw it into the frame, I put mine about 3 or 4 inches from the top.  I picked the same spot in each corner, so that there is one eye hook in each frame.

Take a piece of wire and lay it across your box diagonally.  Make sure to have about 2 or 3 inches extra on each end.  I used a heavy gauge annealed binding wire that my dad gave me.  I think you could probably use bailing wire.

Fold the wire in half to find the middle

Make a loop to fit around the screw on top of the lamp harp.

Bend the extra 2 or 3 inches of the wire down, so that you can put it in the eye hooks.  You want to hang the wire diagonally.

You want to try and get the loop in the center, so that your shade will hang evenly. 

Put the shade on the lamp harp, add the finial and you have a lamp!

While taking these in progress pictures, I discovered that if you are going to have a heavy frame, you might want to use a sturdier base.  My oatmeal base broke  Sad    Next time I am going to try pvc pipe.

Thanks to tara472.  She made me remember a step.  When I put the images back into the frame, I also used the glass.  So here is how the items go into the frame:  MRI image, paper, glass.  I wasn't sure if anything was going to melt.  I will call a hospital and find out more info. 
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Quick Shower Favors on: February 20, 2007 03:02:43 PM
I was asked to plan a baby shower for my SIL.  I wanted to make favors that everyone would love.  Here is what I came up with
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Beaded Tissue Cover/Eyeglass Case on: October 26, 2006 02:16:46 PM
I made this for my mother's birthday (but kept forgetting to post it).  She has rheumatoid arthritis, so I wanted to make it easy for her to open.  I didnt know it was going to be big enough for her glasses too!!  (sorry about the blurry pics)

6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Bunny Foo (1 img) on: October 19, 2006 06:14:43 AM
This is my first attempt at amigurumi.  I used this pattern (http://www.geocities.com/thelibrarian18/bunny.html), but made a few minor alterations since I used worsted weight yarn for the whole thing. 

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Shooting Stars on: August 01, 2006 11:33:25 AM

Made with hematite orbs, hematite stars and pink crystals
Thanks for looking!!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Indian Flower Bobby Pin on: August 01, 2006 09:38:36 AM
Inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=43537.0

I recently learned how to do raised beadwork, and thought I would start down my Native path with something easy. 

Thanks for looking!!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Beaded Spider Ring on: August 01, 2006 09:15:38 AM
Inspired by http://jewelrymaking.about.com/library/weekly/aa101199.htm

I thought the legs seemed a bit long, and as a pendant, it kept flopping over like it was a dead spider.  So I connected the two middle legs and voila!  A purple spider ring  (sorry about the quality of the pic - I was outside)
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Green Flower Bobby Pin on: August 01, 2006 08:43:32 AM
Inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=43537.0

Thanks for looking!!
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