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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / New Fall Scarf on: September 04, 2009 08:43:02 PM
I finished this the other day, and thought I'd share.  It took me almost a week because I did more relaxing than working on it. 



It is based on a scarf in the current issue of Crochet magazine, but theirs is with crochet thread, is much bigger, doesn't have a button, and would have taken a LOT more time.  I actually started one with crochet thread, but I didn't have enough patience.



It's pretty much a big triangle that I put a button on 1 end of and I can wrap the ends, crossing in the back, around my neck and button it through one of the holes underneath the front flap.  Does that make sense?  I really like how snug and comfortable it is, that it won't come unwrapped and the front flap is just the right size to fill the top opening of a coat.

If anyone wants to know the basic start, just let me know.  It's just the same stitches again and again, increasing at the sides.  I also put an edging on it that I just kinda winged. 

Sorry for the crappy webcam pics.  I just moved a little while ago and don't know where my camera cords are at the moment.  Hope you like it as much as I do.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Glittery Bacon Bag on: February 07, 2009 08:48:18 PM
Well...I don't eat pork, but a girl I work with does, and she loves bacon.  Her birthday is this next week so I thought I'd make her a little bag with one of her favorite foods on it.

What do you think?


I didn't do a very good job of making straight lines on the bacon, but if you step back a bit it looks sorta like bacon...
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Amazing artist...that happens to not be me. on: January 24, 2009 07:55:33 AM
I just had to share this website I just found.  This man is completely amazing!  Shocked
Hopefully his art can give us all some inspiration.

http://mosaicart-sast.com

Enjoy!
Courtney
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Repurposed China on: April 27, 2008 11:39:37 AM
Ok.  I think this could be considered reconstructed. 

I've been on roll breaking plates and soldering pendants.  I think my soldering iron is my new favorite toy...or maybe new rediscovered toy.  I've had it for a while, but just whipped it out again not too long ago.

So here are some of the things I've been making:

This is my favorite piece so far.


This one is 2 other pieces I soldered, and one of my resin pieces.


This one isn't from the broken plates, but it is a rock I picked up on my walk today.  I thought it needed a new home.

And these aren't really repurposed, but they are other pendants I've soldered lately.

This is pictures of both sides.  I thought it could be multipurposed then.


This is one of my favorite...but not really work friendly.  I'll wear it proud on the weekends though.  I made the picture inside with Omni-gel and embossing powder, and then when I was soldering, the embossing powder started to bubble out.  I though I had ruined it, but I think it gave it a unique look that I've grown to love.

Any comments are welcome.
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I've jumped on the Poppet bandwagon - meet Mable on: March 16, 2008 10:28:03 AM
Well all...here is my poppet.  I was completely inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0

Thank you so much ghilie for all the wonderful links and completely amazing pattern!



6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Resin Spoon Pendant on: January 03, 2008 07:38:17 PM
Inspired by www.spoonfedart.com and motivated by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211720.0.

This picture is of me wearing it.  I really like how it turned out and will probably make more.  I am excited to try out one like the star pendant too!  ...and yes I realize I used a grapefruit spoon.  Oh well.  Whatcha gonna do.

Here you can see what is inside a little better...with no flash.

Here is the back so you can see how I bent the handle.  I couldn't really find any help online on how to easily bend it, so I used good ol elbow grease and pliers.  It ended up bending pretty much in half so I had to use a grinding bit I have for reaming out my lampwork beads to grind myself a hole big enough for the cord.  I still can't fit a chain through it.  Maybe I'll grind a little more to make the hole bigger.  I kinda like it the way it is too though.

Comments welcome.  I always love to hear what you guys have to think.
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Disney mirror on: December 15, 2007 03:53:35 PM
Here is a hand mirror I made for one of my co-workers for x-mas.  She is a HUGE Mickey Mouse freak.  I can't stress the word HUGE enough.  She was very happy with it.

I took the swirly idea from mirrors and tins I've seen on here.  I wasn't able to incorporate it as much as I would have liked, but it's just my first try at it.
8  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Hospice Weaving on: December 15, 2007 03:48:29 PM
I wanted to share with you a weaving that was made at a remembrance ceremony that I took part in for my dad.

Last year my dad was diagnosed with cancer and passed away June 23, 2007.  He was involved with Hospice, which is an incredibly wonderful group.  My mom has been getting invited to a number of holiday remembrance events and I attended this one with her.  We were to bring a piece of ribbon, yarn, fabric, whatever that would remind us of who we lost.  My mom spent some time looking around and found some blue ribbon that said Believe on it.  My dad was a very spiritual man toward the end and she could see him saying that.  As each persons name was called, the family was to go up to this loom and the ribbon was weaved in. 

Here are pictures of the weaving after the event ended.  I think it turned out beautiful and it will be displayed after the holidays at one of the Hospice Centers here. 




9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Sequin X-mas Ornaments on: December 15, 2007 03:35:56 PM
I saw something like this last year and made a couple for gifts but didn't get any pictures.  This year I made some for people I work with and wanted to share with you guys incase you needed a last minute idea. 

They take about 2 hours to make and you will hate yourself if you don't have a thimble handy.  I just used regular sequins, sequin pins(which are 3/4" and I have only been able to find them at JoAnn-pkg of 300 for 99 cents), styrofoam balls and various ribbons.  You should use the styrofoam balls that are called Smooth Foam.  One of my packages says 'Smooth Foam' and the other says 'Dylite, The Smooth Foam'.  Both packages were also purchased from JoAnn.

No one will believe you made them yourself.  They are beautiful among lights on the tree.  I suppose they could be made for any holiday in any variety of colors.

Sorry for so many pictures.

This one was supposed to be a blue ball that had ice dripping from the top.




I think this one is my favorite.  Here is also what the bottom looked like.

Comments welcome.  Thanks for lookin.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help me with my eyeball... on: May 12, 2007 06:21:52 AM
I stumbled upon the most awesome website a while back.  www.monstercrochet.com  Well.  On this site there is a free pattern for a Psychotic Tomato/Eyeball.  I was so excited.  I bought everything that the pattern says to make the eyeball.  I started working on it yesterday...and it is really patchy.  The ones on the site look so dense and filled in.  Mine you can see through pretty much.  I am even making the stitches a little too tight.  What do you think I could do different?  Maybe doubling the thread?  It calls for #8 DMC crochet thread. 
Of course all of this is copyrighted.  I in no way am saying this is my idea.  I just want help following the free pattern. 

http://homepage.mac.com/jeffhaywood/craftsanity/assets/MCeyeballv4.pdf  Here's the free pattern...just from another source...but it is by the same lady at monstercrochet.com.

If anyone can suggest something different...THANKS! Grin
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