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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / A Literary Halloween? on: October 13, 2008 06:08:15 PM
Ok, since I'm a complete English literature dork, I really wanted to go as a character from a book...but I need suggestions!  It can't be anything too elaborate, as I'm on a limited budget.

2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / German map fabric? on: August 30, 2008 06:38:26 AM
So I was at a flea market the other day and I came upon this fabric with the map of Germany on it.  It was $7 and so awesome that I had to buy it. On the map all the cities are illustrated with their famous buildings.  And on the border are the crests of each city.

Now, I'm not sure what to do with it.  This thing is HUGE (3' x 4') and the fabric is really flimsy- almost like a tshirt material.  I was thinking of just hanging it on a wall, but I'm worried that the fabric isn't strong enough...

So two questions:

Does anyone know a good way to hang this?

What else can I do with it>
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Pirate Carrot! My first embroidery project. on: July 19, 2008 06:10:23 AM
I've been a cross-stitcher for many years, but embroidery always scared me- I didn't think I could stitch evenly. But I finally got over my anxiety and made this embroidery for my...husband.  Yeah, he may be a grown man, but he still tries to get out of eating his veggies at dinner.  I plan on putting this very intimidating pirate carrot in our dining room.

I know my lettering needs work, but overall I'm pleased with how this turned out.

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Simple X-stitch for my SO on: July 14, 2008 12:04:44 PM
I wanted to make something special for my husband for Christmas.  Unfortunately, I only really specialize in "granny crafts" (cross stitch, quilling, quilting) so I didn't know what to do.  I decided to stich a little picture of us as stick figures.  It's really basic, and could easily be personalized by changing the hair and faces.

Best of all, it was super easy and came together quickly.

Here's us in x-stitch

...and in real life
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Pajama pants leg? on: July 14, 2008 11:49:40 AM
So yesterday I was wearing my husband's favorite pair of pj pants  (I think he's had them for 6 years now) and I accidently ripped them at the knee.  I think he's a little crushed and I feel guilty.  I'd like to make something with the detached leg piece, but I don't know what.  The leg is about a foot tall.  Did I mention that they're an awesome penguin print?

Suggestions are appreciated!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Rainbow Quilt for my sister on: February 05, 2008 05:38:54 PM
So my sister Dana has been complaining for years about how I never made her a quilt.  So this Christmas, I decided to make her one.  She walked in my room once while I was working on it and I thought I was busted for sure.  But her only comment was, "Ah! You're making someone ELSE a quilt?!?!"  It's nothing too complicated, but I still like how it turned out.

The quilt

And my sister on the quilt... also a better picture of some of the fabrics.
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / it's OLD GREGG! Papa don't make me beg. on: February 05, 2008 05:26:47 PM
I made this for my sister, Matild.  She's a big fan of the Mighty Boosh, and Old Gregg in particular.  If you don't know Old Gregg, I suggest you look him up on YouTube... he's one scaly man-fish.

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / HISTORICAL FIGURE SWAP SPOILER! Little Frida! on: September 28, 2007 09:20:54 AM
I made this for the historical figure swap.  My partner liked Frida Kahlo, so I decided to make her a "Little Frida"

Yes, I know she doesn't have a nose.  Everytime I put a nose on something, it looks funny.  So, I just decided to leave it out! Everything on Little Frida was hand sewn.  I made her body, clothes, and (most time-consuming) her hair.  The hair was plain black yarn, sewn straight into her head.  Then I braided it, and twisted the braids onto the top of her head.  I'll confess, I was sad to part with my little friend.  Oh well, I hope my swap partner likes her!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / (img heavy) My flower quilt...900 pieces on: January 14, 2007 09:00:04 AM
I've finally decided to post a project on craftster. I made this quilt for my cousin for Christmas. She's an amazing photographer, so I decided to make a quilt based on one of her photos.

This is the original photo:

And here's the quilt:

It ended up being about 900 2x2in. pieces. I think I'm happy with it, I'd be interested in knowing what others thought.
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