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21  Re: how do i make an oblong shape? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by jennybean on: November 12, 2004 06:10:26 PM
well on the first end, i put three in the end chain and then worked up as i went around. my first row was treble crochet, and that helped to fan it out. but later on i worked up, adding 2 in a few stitches around the end, then three or at the very end to widen the curve. the ends are actually the only part that doesn't curl! ha! i think i overdid the increases though. the second scarf will be better. sorry for the slowness and general crappiness of the picture. but until i get a better one (and fix the curling of course) here is what it looks like. note the curling on the right hand side Cry  ...

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22  old matchbook = photo flip book in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by jennybean on: April 25, 2004 05:41:15 PM
this is a fun & quick thing to do.

tutorial is simple:
1-find a cool matchbook (the hardest part!)
2-take out the staple from the matches, unfold, and measure the size the pictures will need to be. leave a little room at the top for the fold not to interfere.
3-cut the photos (photo booth pictures work best b/c you're already in a series of movements that is flip-book-ey). i found that staggering the thumb end just slightly made them flip more smoothly.
4-re-staple. ta da!
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23  Re:Ribbon belt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by jennybean on: March 24, 2004 07:57:15 AM
i sew the ribbon onto webbing first so that the belt is tougher. wrap it over the loose end of the belt so it's purty.

here's pictures of one i just made ...

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