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« Reply #330 on: June 08, 2006 09:49:48 AM »

try this site. it's kind of granny style, but there are plenty of pattern ideas:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/flowers.php
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« Reply #331 on: June 08, 2006 10:12:43 AM »

I am lovin' those headbands!  I am now a hair gizmo freak, thanks to Craftsters!

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« Reply #332 on: June 08, 2006 02:56:02 PM »

on another note, i got not only a cool crocheted purse but TWO crocheted headbands from Quincy134. she's such a swap rock star  Cool.

So glad you like them!  They were a blast to make, and I got to pick out as many different yarns as possible from my stash.  Plus, I had to figure out how to make a rectangular granny square. 
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« Reply #333 on: June 08, 2006 04:00:22 PM »

I love those headbands quincy34!!

You do lovely work (glad I didn't try to crochet you a belt, ha ha)!! I promise I am going to do more crochet--

thanks for the link k8kre8s!!
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« Reply #334 on: June 09, 2006 08:56:43 PM »

This post starts with a little story.  Yesterday, I was in Washington, DC.  I went to the Hirshhorn Museum of Contemporary Art, and I saw the best little zipper pouch in the gift shop.  It was made entirely of zippers, and I thought it was so clever and fun that I didn't even have to think about buying it--I just did.  Here it is:

Cute, right?  (It makes a great sound when you shake it.)  I kept it out for most of the ride home, so I could admire it as I drove.  I wished I had a sewing machine, so I could try something like it myself.  Maybe something a little bigger, and in a different color combination.

Well, I got home around 12:30, went for the mail, and found an envelope from heart-on.  When I opened it, I nearly fainted.  Look what she sent me:

A pouch made of zippers!  What are the chances?  And it's totally different.  It's larger, the colors & design are completely different, and it's even sewn differently.  I think the one heart-on made actually has a more professional, "finished" look about it.  I was so delighted, and I had to zip & unzip each zipper about 20 times to make sure I wasn't just in some type of long-drive-induced hallucination.  It really was there in front of me.  Heart-on, you made my week!  I love this thing, and I can't wait to show it off!  IT'S PERFECT!  THANK YOU!
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« Reply #335 on: June 09, 2006 10:07:02 PM »

Those zip purses are amazing!
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« Reply #336 on: June 09, 2006 10:16:15 PM »

I received a wonderful package from princessblueberry.  She sent me nine ATC's (!) and 39 pages of origami paper  Shocked  That's a lot of cranes for my project, thanks!  Here is a sampling of what she sent to me:

The ATC on the left reads "Beauty lies within the growing of the soul," and the two others read "Beauty".  There were so many, I had trouble getting a good pic of all of them together.  My favorite is one which says "Etiquette:  Use knife and fork to cut large pieces of food," and it has a retro school picture of a little girl cutting up her food.

This was an awesome introduction to ATC's - thanks, princessblueberry  Smiley
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« Reply #337 on: June 09, 2006 10:19:23 PM »

awesome package!

what's your crane project, onthinice?  i recently learned to fold paper cranes and i love it Smiley i think i'm going to decorate my windows with some... if only i can keep them away from the cats!
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« Reply #338 on: June 09, 2006 10:27:12 PM »

I want to make 1000 paper cranes for my father.  There is a Japanese legend that says folding that many cranes pleases the gods, and you are granted a wish.  It is a thing to do for good health (in my father's case), world peace, or other such things.  Here is one link about Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes
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« Reply #339 on: June 09, 2006 10:31:11 PM »

i know that story!  wow.  how many cranes do you fold a day?
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