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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Twirliest Dress, ever! on: October 23, 2008 01:03:25 PM
I made this dress for my bff's daughter, because she's in the twirly stage.





The pattern is named, of course, Twirly Dress.  I got it at JoAnns but you can get it from http://www.sewbaby.com.  It's super easy because all it's just a circle skirt sewn onto a tshirt (genius!).

I miss twirling.  Cheesy
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Broomstick Lace Hat/Scarf (I got published!!) on: September 18, 2008 06:33:31 AM
I'm SO excited about this, you guys! I had designed a hooded scarf for my mom and it got published in a book!


Please excuse my doofy face.  Wink  All the patterns I could find for something similar had the hood made as a rectangle and sewn together on one end so you had this pointed head.  My way eliminates the elfin point and there is no sewing involved because I don't like doing that either.  Here are some more pictures:





There's broomstick lace trim on the top and bottom edges. Let me know what you guys think!
(btw, the other patterns in the book totally rock so check them out as well)
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Thrown Off-Center on Purpose on: September 02, 2008 06:46:55 AM
These two were some of the hardest things I made in my pottery classes over the summer:







You start off by throwing a cylinder that's a little thicker on the top.  Wire it off the batt and bump it off-center.  Get the wheel going and compress the bottom so it is restuck to the batt, then re-center the top.  The hardest part is trying to pay attention to what you're doing to the top part and ignore the bottom part that is spinning around off-center!  I was supposed to make these into bottles, but I was getting dizzy just recentering the tops so I slacked off.   Thanks for looking!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Bridesmaid Dress Re-Do Help on: August 04, 2008 11:13:54 AM
I was a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding, and the dresses were actually cute:


I would be the pasty one on the left. The only problem, and you can kind of see it in the picture, is that the sheer brown makes this weird optical illusion thing over the cream.  Kind of like when newscasters wear teeny plaid, but you can see this in person.  Is it possible to separate the cream from the brown, take the cream apart and use those pieces as a pattern for cream in a better fabric?  I'm thinking that would work, but my sewing is limited mostly to straight lines.  Wink  Any fabric suggestions?
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES / How to get from Marietta to Atlanta **UPDATED** on: March 03, 2008 06:45:21 AM
I grew up in Marietta, GA - a chipper little suburb just NW of Atlanta.  If you have ever been to Marietta and gotten lost, 9 times out of 10 the directions you get from a local yokel involve going past or turning at The Big Chicken.  What in the world is The Big Chicken, you ask? It's, er, a big giant chicken:


The beak opens and closes and the pupils roll around.  It's pretty funny to look at, and is even on Wikipedia if you are interested in its illustrious history.

Now, if you have ever gotten lost in Atlanta and had to ask directions (I don't even like to drive there it's so confusing), 9 times out of 10 the directions you get from a could-be-a-drug-dealer guy involve some street with the word 'Peachtree' in it. (Actually, it was corrupted from 'pitch tree' from the Creek Indians and has nothing to do with the fruit, but whatever.  I love wikipedia.)  There are 20 kagillion streets with Peachtree in the name: P Street, P Road, P Industrial Blvd, P-Dunwoody Road . . . I think you get the idea.  There's also a Presbyterian Church, a creek, a road race, and many businesses among other things.

So, inspired by these two sets of directional certainties, I created this:


which is a silhouette of The Big Chicken on a list of all the Peachtrees in Atlanta (click on the thumbnail or here for a better view of the detail).  The type font is 'Georgia' and the color, of course, is peach. 

On a tshirt, it looks like this:


If you want one of your own, you can go to www.spreadshirt.com, click on 'Cities', 'Just Added' or http://www.cafepress.com/adriennesvilla which I opened because I can't figure out how to search for images on spreadshirt.  I make NO commission on these sales, because I don't feel like keeping track of it.  Wink

Let me know what you think, and thanks for looking!!
6  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / OWS 29 Angel FOUND on: January 30, 2008 03:28:55 PM
Here's a link to ThreadOrYarn's post that needs an angel!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211106.msg2321437#msg2321437

Please PM me if you are interested.  Thanks!
7  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Helmet Liners for our Troops! on: January 21, 2008 10:42:31 AM
I got this from my local crafty group, but I thought I'd get everyone in on it!  Short and sweet, our troops need liners for their helmets because the synthetic ones they are issued apparently aren't cutting it.  Here's the site for a pattern in knit and in crochet: http://www.geocities.com/helmetliner/  They're asking for wool only, since it works best, but Michael's is having a tremendous sale this week: $2 a skein for nice merino wool!! Thanks for looking, and these hardworking guys will surely appreciate your efforts!
8  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / OWS 29 Angel FOUND!! on: January 08, 2008 07:27:36 AM
My fanfreakintastic co-organizer got flaked on, and she probably already thinks I stalk her too much as it is or I would send her something.  Cry

Would anyone like to cheer up her gloomy wintery Wisconsin days??

Dulcinea - something wisty

Here's the link to the swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211106.0

Please PM me if you would like to make her something that comes close to being as awesome as she is  Grin


bronzfrog will be Dulcinea's angel! Thanks!
9  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Angel Needed for OWS 28 - FOUND! on: January 05, 2008 10:42:07 AM
One more angel needed for OWS 28!

simplyfussfree was claimed for a handbound journal

Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205233.0

Please PM me with questions and/or claiming.  THANKS!!

We've got one! Thanks hangthedjay!!
10  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / OWS28 - Angels FOUND! on: December 15, 2007 10:48:09 AM
Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205233.0

We need angels for the following claims:

CrossStitchinMomma - cable knitting kit Thanks singingshanti!
edel - theme purse/pjs/shirt Thanks Dulcinea!
errka - apron Thanks doxiemommy!
mimiw - surprise! Thanks octipii!

Please PM me for more details and for angel claiming.  Thanks for your generosity!!
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