I've never posted in this Forum before, guys. I believe this is the right spot!
I recently participated in the Super Mario Bros. Swap, and my partner loves Yoshi as much as I do, so I cross stitched her this Yoshi mailbox (from Super Mario World), and hot glued it into a frame.
I used plastic canvas, which is a lot easier to cross stitch on, and I bought a cheapo frame at my local WalMart and just hot glued it to the plain white paper that was already there. It was too thick, so I couldn't keep the glass over it, obviously.
Here are a couple pictures
Slightly blurry picture of it in the frame:
Less blurry, closer up picture:
This is one of my first few cross stitching projects, and definitely my first project using plastic canvas. I love the cute little squares it makes. Let me know what you think, please!
I crocheted the actual potholder part in tunisian crochet, and then cross stitched Yoshi's head on it. Then a friend did the black border, because she was helping me with my ideas. I sewed some fabric on the back of it to give it some bulk so that it was actually functional, and... voila! Yoshi Potholder
On to the pictures!
The potholder itself with the image of Yoshi:
This shows the thickness and color of the backing.
Hey Craftster People! I haven't posted in a million years...
I'm posting about a few Dungeons & Dragons dice bags I made for my boyfriend. Nothing too special, but he's been bugging me to post them for a few months now, so here they are, along with a WIP bag I made for myself! Didn't want to crowd the board with too many topics
This purple one is pretty tiny; for just one set of dice.
The second one I made is a lot bigger, and holds a lot of extra dice that he has.
Then, I needed a bag to hold all of my WIP crochet things. I figured I'd just do a stashbuster bag to get rid of some yarn. I wound up wishing I'd used the top yarn for something else, because I really liked the way it came out.
Top view so you can see that it holds a lot
The bottom; I used really thick course yarn for this so it's stable.
Action shot! The boyfriend is pretty proud of this one, haha. He's so enthusiastic
I didn't get a good picture of it, but there are small crochet flowers where the handles connect to the bag, on the frontside.
After I made this I started to bring it in to work, and a bunch of the girls asked me to make them one. They've yet to bring in the yarn they want me to use, but just the thought of them liking it that much was cool
Wow, guys. Everything is amazing! I'm the only one who hasn't sent yet... but I plan to reeeaaally soon! Life just got in the way for a while...
But I want to post what Megzy made me, because I was suuuuuper excited to see that it came in
To begin with, she made me this AWESOME Mario Kart shirt. Unfortunately, my chest is too big for the shirt. So I'm sorry, but I will have to reuse this. It'll go into something else crafty Maybe a purse/bag?
Next, there is this fabulous Yoshi embroidery that she did for me. I love it! It came framed, but the frame was a little broken (maybe from the delivery; the guy wasn't very nice to it :[...)
Then there is the huge amount of perler bead guys that she made me. Yay! Major picture overload incoming xD As you can see, some of these were also damaged while in transit. I'll have to make sure I wrap mine eeeeextra well I'm going to try to remelt them a little bit.
She also included this cute Virgina Beach shirt, since that's where she lives. I really like this shirt (it's wrinkled because I've already worn it ).
When I saw this I was like Aw, this is SO cute. And I wanted one. I didn't follow your pattern, but I made a headband a lot like it. I really wish I had some buttons, because I think that was such a cute idea, but... I coped ^_^
I did a row of hdc, a row of dc, and another row of hdc. I think it gives a nice effect.
Anyway, here it is! Inspired by your design <3
Here it is, full shot.
A close-up of the flower. I chained 3 in between dc, not five ^^ And the green in the middle is how I secured it to the headband.
I wasn't sure how you made your ties, but I braided all three colors that I used together, around the dc in the middle.
The obligatory action shot. Myspace angles galore. Not the greatest pic.
Thanks for the inspiration, and sorry for all the pics and the lengthy post ^_^
Okay, so I've been a member of Craftster for... not that long. This is my first topic-post, and I'm really proud of this simple little scarf <3
Longwinded Backstory (optional): My cousin was just learning to crochet, and he was starting a scarf, but was doing it length-wise and didn't want to contine. He came over to help me with a college application thing, and decided he'd wait until I saw the scarfling before he frogged it. It was like a long rope, and I couldn't really tell where any of the stitches were, but it was so cute~ He decided to start over, and while he was talking to my husband after helping me with the app, I started to crochet a scarf. He was using a J hook, and I was like OMG at the size of it (it's now officially the largest hook I've ever used), but I got used to it. I was some rows into it when I decided that it would be rather boring as one big hunter-green length, and wanted to add in a stripe. I've never changed colors at the end of a row, so it was new and exciting.
I was only going to do one stripe, but then I thought it would look good as a striped scarf, so I continued, and it just happened that I was exactly 10 rows in when I stuck the first stripe in. Since the lighter green yarn was WAY bulky, I used my H hook, so that the stitches would be relatively the same. This was also the second project I've ever actually weaved in the ends on. Believe me, from now on? I'll leave the ends in excess of 6in DX
On to the pictures! The only part you came for
I had my lovely husband model it. He was only a bit reluctant~
Excuse the boxer-shot. He's about 5'10", so the scarf is relatively huge. I wasn't exactly sure how long it SHOULD be, so I measured by having him put it on while I was still working on it, for reference.
I think the colors are most true in this shot. It's storming outside, so I can't use natural light >_<;
This worked up SO fast. About half a day, really. And I'm so proud of it, but mostly I'm proud of weaving in all those pesky ends. Yay~