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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Sushi and Cupcake Pattern Link on: January 28, 2010 07:08:44 PM
So, I had some grand idea to make little sushi ornaments for all of my coworkers (I have 20) this past Christmas. This did not happen. I ended up making 1 cupcake and 1 sushi. Anywho, over on Ravelry, I found this pattern http://tinyurl.com/yf8nngb by the eternally crafty Foufigirl. I ended up making a cupcake for my friend for Christmas

And this sushi piece for a coworker



And just for funsies.

Funny side story: I made the cupcake ornament and gifted it to my friend in an Urban Outfitters bag (a little cloth one they wrapped an ornament in), and she ended up making me a cupcake ornament from the same pattern! She thought I had purchased it from UO. Haha! Sigh.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Afrodite on: November 01, 2009 10:22:27 AM
So, I didn't realize I had Halloween plans until a week ago. I wanted something easy- so I thought toga. I didn't know what to do with my hair, so I thought I might get a wig. A long blonde wig, so I could be Aphrodite. Then I kept thinking and thinking and AFROdite came to me. And that meant I didn't have to buy a wig, just borrow the afro from my couisn. Aha! So I went to Joanns and bought some pink faux satin (which is just the worst to work with) and gold ribbon and gold paint and some ivy stems at the Dollar Tree. And I used a clutch I made from this tutorial but never really did anything with.

Here are some leaves in the painting process

I loosely used the infinity dress tutorial to make the toga. I glued some leaves onto bobby pins to stick in the afro (because no crown of leaves was gonna stick in that 'do) and I glued more leaves onto the clutch for a Grecian clutch. I used a silver sequined belt that I tied around my waist and some sandles that I got from an Express sale to finish the look. The gold glitter on my eyelids make my eyes glow like the ghost from Ghostbusters II.

I didn't realize how short it was until I was getting ready for the party I was attending. I put on some black leggings not long after this photo.

I hope everybody had a great Halloween! Thanks for looking!!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts / Headbands for All Occasions on: October 20, 2009 05:15:53 PM
So, my 19-year-old co-worker had a birthday dinner on Sunday, and I have no clue what to get a 19-year-old (I'm closer to 30). The one thing I do know is that she wears a lot of headbands. I also remembered that there was a headband project in Leah's book. So, that's what I made. 3 of em. The top one is made from zipper trim (it actually doesn't hurt when you put it on- I test drove all 3 to make sure they fit), the middle a plasticy back trim and the bottom a glittery brown. Super easy to make and took about an hour and a half to do all 3 (I hand sewed). My co-worker liked them (she put one on at dinner that matched her outfit perfectly) and so did some other lady co-workers. And I realized that I should wear more headbands!

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / A Cross-Stitched Gift (Mature Language) on: July 15, 2009 11:04:56 AM
To make a long story short, I was shopping downtown, walking between 2 stores and a random transient called me a "high class whore". Sadly, I took this as a bit of a compliment- I mean, at least he could tell I was classy! Anywho, told a friend about it, and this is what he came up with:

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This was his first cross stitch project ever! His mom did a lot of cross stitching when he was growing up, so he had all sorts of books and materials to work with! His girlfriend, glitterknitter, couldn't be more proud!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bag for me Bike on: July 06, 2009 05:10:16 PM
So, I got a Schwinn cruiser from the thrift store a few weeks ago, and couldn't be more excited! I haven't had a bike in about 15 years, so I was pretty psyched to craft things for my new toy/mode of transportation. I didn't want a basket. They're very cute and pretty, but I had to be different! So, I naturally looked on craftster for inspiration! I was inspired by the bag haroldlovesmaude made for her partner in the bike swap
So, a few thrift store pillowcases later, here we are:

The lining- because I'm a badass. My tires even say that! Ha!

Gotta have sparkle! My beads wouldn't fit on my sewing needle, so I put them on some wire, formed the wire into an  "S", and sewed that on  Tongue. Whatever works.

I put a horizontal strip across the back. I figured that when I ride my bike somewhere, I can take the bag off, and use it as a clutch, and have the strip as a handle on the back.

The damn cat (not mine) getting in on the action. He kept touching me.

Action shot! Not a good pic. Doesn't do much for my bike's cuteness, but you get the idea.

I used techniques I learned from the jordy and lined zippered pouch tutorials to make my on concoction. Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Saving the earth, one Swiffer sheet at a time on: June 30, 2009 11:15:58 AM
I used this wonderful tutorial: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44816/how-to-make-a-reversible-swiffer-sock

Super easy! This yarn was hard to photograph because of it's super brightness!

Here it is on:

And used:

It only took a few hours to complete. And making anything that helps to create less garbage, is enough to make me all fuzzy on the inside. Thanks for looking!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Caffeine Cozies! on: June 08, 2009 11:10:19 AM
I participated in my local Relay for Life this past Saturday, and wanted to sell a little something to help out the ACS. So I decided to make, what I call, caffeine cozies:

There is a pink ribbon and swarovski crystal sewn in the middle.

Here is an action shot

The whole lot.

I wasn't at the relay the entire time, but I heard good feedback. When I was there, half of them had sold already  Grin Thanks for looking!
P.S.- Here's the pattern I used https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177479.msg1837251#msg1837251
8  California / California: North / San Francisco, CA: Kraft-A-Billy on: September 10, 2008 02:52:33 PM
What: Kraft-a-Billy
When: Sunday September 28th
Where: Thee Parkside 1600 17th St @ Wisconsin, San Francisco, CA  11am-5pm
Featured Attractions:
Pin-up contest Kiss
Burlesque performance
Car show
Admission is FREE! Grin Grin
more info @ http://myspace.com/kraftabilly
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Need help with toddler tulip fairy costume on: September 12, 2007 07:20:56 PM
Hello everybody! My cousin has twin daughters (15 months old) and would like a halloween costume like this for them:


I'm a little rusty with the sewing, and I'm not sure where to start with this. It doesn't look too hard- and I don't plan on making wings or a hat. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / 99 Ways to Cut, Sew & Deck out Your Denim on: June 11, 2007 06:36:01 PM
Does anyone else have this book? I saw it in the last issue of Adorn, and flipped through it yesterday at a craft store and decided to but it (I can't stop buying craft books!). There is a sundress that I am dying to make!
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