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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Help! Boutonnieres need a way to attach! on: September 22, 2008 04:10:14 PM
Okay, so, because I'm so "special" and unconventional, I decided to try something a little different for the Boutonnieres! The ONLY problem is that I can't think of a good way to get them to attach......on the person.........

>___>

They are a little heavier than normal ones, but they do have lots of wire to clip something onto - I'm just not sure what! @___@ Here are some pictures....





For super extra emphasis: My wedding is this Saturday. So....um......help, please? XD
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Vamp-gurumi on: January 17, 2008 04:27:38 PM
Wow~

I can't believe I haven't already posted this, but Christmas was quite busy for me! Anyway, this is an Amigurumi doll that I made, via crochet, for my Secret Santa friend, Sarah. She is really into vampires, so I wanted to create an "Avatar" of herself with the 'vampire' part in mind. My friend calls her Kida.

{My own Avatar would be with a bunny, personally, and I have a few more Avatar-gurumi's in production for other friends!}


Larger Image: here.

The hair, corset, arm warmers, leggings and skirt are all patternless, I did that through trail and error. But the general doll pattern I got from the book: Amigurumi: Super Happy Crochet Cute by Elisabeth Doherty - It's a fantastic book, I reccomend it for anyone who is a fan of Amigurumi!

I don't really like the size of the doll's head. LOL I know that's weird, but I find the head very large, and the legs and arms are just not very shapely. ^__^ They are like thick tubes, and I don't enjoy that.

So, while it great to have the pattern, I'm already making my own pattern, based on the last dolls I've done - in the hopes that I can eventually sell the pattern, or sell the dolls I make! ^___^
13  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Know how to make a glass stencil? [help needed!] on: December 19, 2007 10:18:25 PM
I want to frost a pattern onto a couple beer-glasses for a friend for Christmas.

The only problem is that I don't know what to use as a stencil! #___#

I went to Michaels {I live in Canada, so no Joann for me}, and they were plain out of blank sticky-sided stencil sheets, that you can carve out and then paint over.

Is there another alternative I can look for? Does that method work very well, the sheets? The pre-patterned ones looked really thick to me, and I don't want to make the frosted pattern thick, either.

I would really love some help/feedback! Or maybe a direction to a topic that might have already answered this! @___@;; {If so, I'm very sorry for asking the same question! I'm sure it happens a lot!}
14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Sailor Moon Fan-character Doll on: December 10, 2007 03:19:37 PM
I'm part of a Sailor Moon Community, and at my community we decided to do a "REAL Secret Santa." {The difference being that we sent real items to each other, as opposed to drawing each other pictures, which is what normally happens! ^__^ }

So, we had a limit of $10 to spend, and I made this lovely felt-doll, using some clay for her tiara jewel and brooch. I thought I would show it off some, because I can't really do that right now on the Community - it being "secret" and all! ^___^





15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Openwork Dress from Knit.1 - Help? on: July 20, 2007 09:22:56 AM
The pattern I'm working on is the Openwork Dress, found in the Knit.1 Green Issue. And I'm having some issues with it.

I don't quite understand how it wants me to decrease and increase. I thought I had it figured out, but it can be read in several ways. Here's what the instructions say:

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Dec Row (WS): SKP, k to last sts, k2tog. Cont in openwork pat, rep dec row every 12th row 2 times, every 8th row once - 66(72, 78, 88, 100)sts. Work even until peice measures 16" from beg.

So, I read this like: decrease now, then on the 12th row, decrease four times on the one line, then on the 8th row decrease once {or whatever is normal, which is the two dec at the ends}.

But I thought it could also be read as:
Dec 12th row, then on the 8th row dec, then repeat dec on every 12 row 4 more times.

OR {see how confused I am, this is the first time I'm making a shirt-like thing}:
Dec on the 12th row, then every 8th row dec once and repeat it 4 times.

Am I making any sense? Or am I just totally crazy and cannot see how SIMPLE this is, and i'm over analyzing because I'm a silly "can't take risks" sort of knitter?

{The most I ever knit is baby blankets, scarves and socks. Talk about really lame - I can do complicated stitch patterns, I'm just not able to really do much else...}
16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Sailormoon Doll on: April 16, 2007 04:03:20 PM
I crocheted this, and I'm so very very proud of myself! LOL It took me around 15 hours, and it was a for a swap with a partner here on craftster for an April Swap ^__^


Sailormoon 7 by dragonrhapsody, on Flickr

The image is not as big, I didn't want anyone to see the mistakes! LOL

The feet were the hardest part to do, and I hand crafted all the accessories, minus the actual bead-making! LOL I used sculpty and crocheted everything but the skirt! ^__^
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting a sweater, with limited yarn... on: March 13, 2007 02:55:25 PM
I have this beautiful yarn that I bought in Peru. It's 100% pure baby alpaca wool, and it's very very thin. I've never knitted anything so thin, so I'm a little nervous, and to top it off, I found a good pattern, but I don't know if I'm happy with it enough to make it.

I like long waisted sweaters/shirts, because I've got such a big bust that when I get a "normal" shirt, it rides up too high. I also like 3/4 length sleeves or long sleeves.

I only have ten balls of 50grams of wool, so only 500grams, which works out to 17.5 onces. The sweater I was going to do was "Serrano" at knitty.com, but it's so intimidating and I would like to work from top down, so I may add length if I have enough wool.



Does anyone have any advice? Or maybe a pattern that would work with thin, lace-weight baby alpaca? LOL

Any help or advice or "you're crazy, go somewhere else" would be appreciated! ^__^
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Skull sweater, need some help! on: March 12, 2007 02:43:23 PM
I just bought this wonderful, jersey-knit sweater that I absolutely adore. I have a few problems though.

The size is one size too small, so there is not a lot of fabric to work with. Two, the zipper is busted. Three, should I replace the zipper and wear as is? Because it WILL fit, it'll just be tight, but since it's jersey, it's stretching and forgiving.

Anyone have and ideas what I can do to reclaim this wonderful sweater? Here are a few pictures.

The really awesome pattern:


Side and Front Images:


See, it's stretchy, but I don't know if I want to make it stretch that far!! @__@
19  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Question: About reusing Green Tea... on: February 25, 2007 02:01:21 PM
My Taiwanese friend's mom said that Green Tea shouldn't be left overnight in water. She said that bateria or something grows in the green tea leaves that makes the green tea bad/dangerous/icky.

Does anyone know if this holds true? We {boyfriend and I} usually use Green Tea over and over, for days or even weeks, until we can't taste it anymore. Then we take out some new tea and use that for a long time.

I looked up on google to see if there was anything to the rumour, but I found nothing. Does anyone else know about green tea and if it's bad to reuse after one day?

Thanks!! ^___^ <33
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