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7681  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Macro Photo Challenge: Butterfly Feeding on: April 20, 2008 08:26:19 PM
Thanks! I'll have to look up swallowtails, now. I have another butterfly shot, but I thought this one was just a bit better. Of course, I don't what kind of butterfly that one is either Wink

I took it in Maryland last summer!
7682  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Macro Challenge Entry: Seaweed Says "<3" on: April 20, 2008 08:23:48 PM
I absolutely <3 this!! So far, this one is my favorite out of all of the entries that I've seen so far. What an incredible find with your lens.
7683  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Announcing the First Ever Photography Challenge! on: April 20, 2008 08:12:59 PM
Here's my entry!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=241391.msg2659587#msg2659587

I'm definitely not what I would consider a photographer. But once I realized that I had a macro setting on my camera, I knew I could get some great insect shots Wink This is one of my favorites so far!

I can't wait to see the rest of the entries. The ones that I have seen so far have been amazing!
7684  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Macro Photo Challenge: Butterfly Feeding on: April 20, 2008 08:06:26 PM
I took this picture of a butterfly (anyone know what kind?) feeding on a flower. I got right in close and it never moved!



I think my camera is partial to outside nature shots in close-up. Anything I try to photograph inside never comes out well. This is probably one of my favorite pictures!
7685  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pop Top Tab Granny Square on: April 20, 2008 02:27:18 PM
Inspired by pesky pixie's post and the included tutorial, I made a pop top granny square of my own!




I essentially followed her tutorial, but then added another round to finish it off. It came out a little wavy, but A) it was just a practice one and B) it isn't blocked. If it stays wavy, I may use only 3 dc in each of the chains around, instead of 5.

To do my additional round, I did:
5 dc in each 5 ch sp (this is what I might need to change to 3 dc)
1 dc in the dc between each 5 ch sp

In the 5 sc crochet in the corners, I did:
1 dc in each of the first 2 sc
2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the 3rd sc
1 dc in each of the last 2 sc


Now to start collecting more pop top tabs so I can make some more Wink
7686  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Science IS Art Swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED! Sendouts by 5/7) on: April 20, 2008 10:49:42 AM
Did you guys see the AWESOME scientific embroidery in the featured projects gallery? Very cute!

I fell in love with it when I first saw the post. I bought the patterns this morning (she has a whole line of science embroidery Smiley ). I won't be making them for this swap, since I haven't done much embroidery in my life.

I'm finishing up another swap today so I can start on this one tomorrow! Yay!
7687  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Science IS Art Swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED! Sendouts by 5/7) on: April 19, 2008 07:52:57 PM
I really need to get on the ball with this one! Life got really crazy really fast. I am going to craft a few ours tonight and fire up the kiln.  Wink Hope my partner likes what I am making!

Kiln = awesomeness!

Wink
7688  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Science IS Art Swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED! Sendouts by 5/7) on: April 19, 2008 03:39:26 PM
I'm starting to feel left behind hearing everyone's progress  Tongue.
But things are going well... though still searching for an idea for my medium item.

Don't feel left behind! I have all of my ideas and supplies but I haven't started yet. This week I'm crafting like crazy!
7689  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Jar of Mini Whimsies Swap Gallery on: April 19, 2008 10:31:59 AM
So cute! And, is that a teeny tote bag on the left?

Such variety in all of the jars is amazing!
7690  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 50+ Wash Cloths-along on: April 19, 2008 10:05:33 AM
#11

It's the Octagon Dishcloth (which, oddly enough, looks more circular than some of the circles I've made) made with Sn'C Summer Twists. It ripples quite a bit, and I don't know why. Smaller hook, or larger hook needed? And, it came out a bit bigger than I like, so the next time I make one, I'll stop at round 8. But, my mom liked the color, so she gets it...



Sorry if the pic is blurry- I couldn't get a well-focused shot!
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