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« Reply #100 on: July 19, 2007 03:40:03 PM »

So far I've been really good about only using what I have... and now even bigger incentive!  We're moving at end of summer, so I HAVE to declutter and destash the whole house.

Anyway, I'll post a link to my swap pics when they are received - hate to spoil the swap surprise.  I'm on Ongoing Wish List Swap 24 and only choose a swap partner if the person has something on their list that I can make or I have to give away.  So far I've claimed twice, and still haven't gone to the store - YAY!

Sunnyskies, I wanted to check with you what size crochet needle you used for that bag. I'm thinking of crocheting a bag to hold the plastic bags (like a gigantic water bottle holder with a hole on the bottom, can you picture it?)

Back to cleaning the house...
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« Reply #101 on: July 19, 2007 07:20:54 PM »

puamelia, for that particular bag I used a 10mm/15/M. I had cut the strips a little too narrow that time though so I found the crocheting really stretched alot and the bag broke in a few spots. BUT I'm sure if I had cut the strips more like 1 1/2" - 2" it would work out perfect.

A bag holder would be a cool idea! Do post pics when your done!

I'm in the process of making another one and this time I decided to use a size 8mm/11/L and I've cut the strips wider like the 1 1/2" - 2" and doing a hdc stitch for the whole project. It is definately nice and strong now and I can see this lasting a long time! I'll post a pic when I'm done!
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« Reply #102 on: July 27, 2007 03:12:53 PM »

Thanks for the info Sunnyskies*4*.  I'll have to go get a crochet needle that's bigger... I'll check if my mom has one first, and see if she has any different colored plastic grocery bags.  How's your bag coming? 

Here's the link to the pincushions that have been busting my stash:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=128220.450

On to the next stash-buster!  Wink
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« Reply #103 on: July 31, 2007 08:37:22 AM »

No prob puamelia! Mine is basically done but I had a family emergency last week so I've been out of town for a while. I was just looking at it last night and thinking that I should put it together today! I could use a beach bag this weekend I'm sure!  Cheesy
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« Reply #104 on: August 03, 2007 12:27:36 PM »

I got my 2nd plastic-bag bag all done! This one is way better and stronger. Now it's time to hit the beach with it!


Close up of handles w/ beads.  I crocheted 3 sets of chains and then braided them together for the handle. Then I found a wooden beads that matched the green in the bag and had a big enough opening to slide onto the braided part. I am really happy with how this turned out.


... and the action shot! My youngest kiddo showing it off for Mommy! Grin
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« Reply #105 on: August 03, 2007 06:14:46 PM »

Very nice and I like the handle a lot!
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« Reply #106 on: August 26, 2007 04:25:31 PM »

Okay, so my friend Jen came over last week to sew a purse, and I was jealous of her getting to sew, even though I got to spend the time playing with her beautiful baby. After she left I took out a piece of random fabric and made this shy elephant toy.

It's only about eight inches tall, so it's not much of a stash buster, but it's really cute, if I may say so myself.  Wink
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« Reply #107 on: August 26, 2007 04:27:20 PM »

Your ephelant is adorable! I love it!
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« Reply #108 on: August 26, 2007 06:23:10 PM »

Okay, so I was looking through the recent with pics, and I saw this elephant and he is sooo cute, and he reminds me of the neck pillows for airplanes and stuff, and i thought was a cute idea it would be to make them with little animal faces and stuff....

i love elephants.
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« Reply #109 on: August 28, 2007 12:09:21 PM »

He is really cute!
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