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1  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / For those of you that made the sweet pea shawl on: June 08, 2008 10:01:26 PM
How long did it take you? I'm considering making 3 for my bridesmaids but I want to make sure I will have time between work and other wedding junk.
2  COOKING / Dessert / Strawberry (Short?)cake on: May 30, 2008 10:51:37 PM
I'm not sure if I can technically call this a Strawberry shortcake since I think shortcake uses biscuits.... but it's assembled like shortcake so I guess so? Anyway, it was yummy :p


3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / My take on the upside down tomato plants! on: May 18, 2008 09:20:46 PM
Made from a soda bottle, 2 plastic planter things from Lowes and 3 buckets from the 99 cent store!

99 cent store supplies:


TaDa! Sorry, the pic was taken at night.



Any comments/advice? I've never grown tomatos before.
4  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Post Secret Swap IV -- 2 ANGELS FOUND! on: May 14, 2008 09:31:26 PM
Swap Name: Post Secret Swap IV
Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230837.0
Gallery thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235400.0
# of Flakers: 2 (possibly 3, but not sure yet)

*edit: BOTH ANGELS HAVE BEEN FOUND*

We have 2 flakers for the Post Secret Swap IV. I need 2 angels! Each angel will need to make 10 postcards to send to 10 swappers. Details are in the swap thread. I will send the angels the addresses they will be sending to, as well as the preferences (ex: some crafters want their cards in envelopes, or they don't want cards with nudity, etc)


Important! Since this is an anonymous swap and you will be sharing your secrets, please do NOT post in this thread to volunteer! Instead PM me directly Smiley
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Need input on invites please :) **NOW EVEN IMAGE HEAVIER WITH SAMPLES!** on: April 29, 2008 06:07:37 PM
I was inspired by these invites I saw on theknot.com
http://media.theknot.com/ImageStage/Objects/0003/0014905/large_image.jpg

So I made my own version.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/invites001.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/inviteblur3.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/invites004.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/inviteblur5.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/invites006.jpg
(the last page will be a stamped postcard that the can cut off and drop in the mail. There is a "cut along the dotted line" along the top)

This was my sample to see if I could really make it. I'm not using the orange ribbon, thats just what I had laying around.  Tongue My colors are ivory and black, so I had been planning on using the ivory for the pages, then black cardstock for the front and back covers and an ivory ribbon to tie together. I'm also planning on decorating the bottom of the front cover with this embosser punch thingy.

http://63.210.199.180/13/14/1/131416.jpg.fpx?qlt=80&wid=265&cvt=jpeg
What do you guys think? Im also thinking of keeping all the pages the same color and using a black ribbon. Would that look better? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks craftsters!!!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Screen Doggie Door! on: April 27, 2008 08:14:59 PM
Necessity was definitely the mother of invention with this one. We live in an apartment with tiny  backyard area. We usually keep the sliding back door open a bit so our 2 dogs can run in and out to use the restroom. Well, with the heat lately, there have been tons of gnats and mosquitos in the backyard, so leaving the door open lets all the gross bugs in.   Sad We looked at sliding door doggie doors and theyre way too expensive for us (over $100) so I fashioned my own cheapie one for about $15!

The tools: Some tulle, some scrap fabric or anything you want to use for a "border" (I used leftover corduroy), adhesive hooks, a wooden dowel, and adhesive velcro.



Measure the tulle to your door and add a fabric border. Use the dowel kinda like a curtain rod at the top, under the fabric. Use the adhesive hooks to hold the dowel and "curtain" up near the top of the frame. (note: in my situation, one hook went on the glass door and the other went on the door frame. I made a little fabric hoop that went on the hook). Use the velcro to stick the border to the door, so that a draft wont blow it open (use the soft part of the velcro on the curtain so the hooks wont snag it when you take it down. Leave the bottom foot or so unhemmed and unvelcro'ed so it's easy for the doggies to get in and out.

My finished product and action shots! It looks kinda crappy since I was making it up as I went along, but it works and thats what's important.




There was a gap at the top of mine, so I hung a little bit of fabric off the top of the door frame to cover it.

Comments are welcome Smiley
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Stenciled/Iron on onesies! on: March 28, 2008 11:26:05 PM
I made these as a last minute gift for my cousins baby shower (tomorrow!) The color ones were iron ons and the black/silver ones were stenciled/stamped with fabric paint. Ximena is the new baby that's baking and Ben is her older brother Smiley








8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Post Secret Swap IV Gallery!!! on: March 22, 2008 10:56:49 PM
Link to swap thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230837.0

We have a sender, so post your cards here when you get them!

Also, when you receive, please PM the code to both me AND nosusanfx as she is our lovely o-organizer this round  Grin
9  California / California: South / "Tuesday Morning" Stores on: October 16, 2007 06:48:33 PM
I checked one out for the first time today. It's a closeout store so everything is pretty cheap. They had some quilting stuff, scrapbooking stuff, and knit/crochet stuff. They even had some yarn (I saw some mohair blends and some skiens of Alpaca/silkblends for $3.50). I already promised myself not to buy more yarn until I vanquish some of my supply and I talked myself out of buying a hook/needle roll for $3.50.

ANYWAY, I DID buy a Boye crochet set for $10. It had:
  • A size J afghan hook, 20 inches long
  • size g flexible cro hook
  • Size I flexible cro hook
  • Size Q Balene hook
  • Size P Balene hook
  • Size J aluminum hook
  • Size K aluminum hook
  • Size N aluminum hook
  • a bag of cabone rings (I have no idea wha these are for)
  • 2 childrens needles
  • a comfort cushion for thinner hooks
  • A Bloom loom for making flowers
  • Stitch markers
  • 6 needles

All for 10 bucks! They had a similar set for knitting but with no needles, only the accessory stuff.

So yeah if you have one in your area, it may be worth a looksee. Smiley
http://www.tuesdaymorning.com/
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Nightmare before Christmas- ZERO! (img heavy) NOW WITH LINK TO PATTERN!!!! on: October 11, 2007 11:08:51 PM











Sorry for the pic overload. Im really proud of this though! I made up the pattern completely on my own. It's about 2 1/2 feet long. It is a Christmas gift for a friend of mine but MAN is it gonna be hard to keep secret, I wanna show EVERYONE!

Comments and questions welcome  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

EDIT: The pattern is now on my Livejournal! Clicky




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