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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Flower purse on: November 30, 2004 02:13:26 PM
For my niece. From the Sirdar Crochet collection booklet.

12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Large pink and purple diamond scarf on: November 22, 2004 01:52:11 PM

First attempt at using the Star Stitch. Only did a few rows of the pattern and topped it off with a row of sc. Still debating about putting a fringe on it because the ends aren't very even - probably due to my crummy tension on this weird stitch pattern.
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / plastic rug on: November 11, 2004 07:34:22 AM

Made from too many old plastic bags laying around, using a P/11.5mm hook in single, backloops only crochet.
How to make plastic bags into crocheted things: http://frugalliving.about.com/cs/craftshobbies/a/blpcrochet.htm
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Ukrainian pysanky eggs *tutorial* on: October 29, 2004 05:58:58 AM
Yeah, I know, it's not easter but I felt like doing some eggs anyway. I was trying to figure out if you could do pysanky at all on brown eggs when I found a tutorial on how to vinegar-etch emu eggs (which are apparently really good for etching since it's a very dark green on the outside, light blue-green underneath that and white on the thinnest layer). So I had to try it now. I discovered there's absolutely no need to soak a brown chicken egg for more than maybe 5 minutes for a colour change to happen. My local supermarket sells rare breeds eggs which are beautiful green and blue so I might invest in a box of those after I get through this box... No white eggs to be found but blue and green ones? Hey, that's more common than white!  Tongue
I noticed after I took the picture that the duvet cover on the duvet that covers my sofa matches the egg's earthy tones perfectly. I should make my next egg look like the duvet so it's camouflaged. Grin

Ah well, these are vaguely easier than normal pysanky... no messy dye flinging around.
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / combining my two loves ;) on: October 18, 2004 09:34:30 PM
Mr. Bear who works for peanuts


Her nearly identical sister, Twitch

And Bear after I changed the "party hat"(or gnome hat as it was being christened on a hamster messageboard) into a santa hat.

Simple red yarn hat single crochet in a spiral with only a few increases, the white bits are bastardized picots (sc, chain 2 or 3, sc in same stitch)
No hamsters were harmed in the making of these photos!
16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Gary the snail on: October 15, 2004 10:48:06 PM

GaryOne, the correctly coloured gary the snail. Not happy with him, he didn't turn out as good as PrototypeSnailOne
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / my first skinny scarf (swiss re scarf) on: September 22, 2004 11:16:04 AM
This is now known as "that damn thing I nearly finished while queuing in the cold for 3 1/2 hours to get into the swiss re building" or just "swiss re scarf". I intended to do a flower motif kind of but then I did those huge yellow puff stitches and decided to not do another side of blue dots for petals and just leave it as an abstract design. It went all horribly and twisty so I checked the yarn label and did a warm iron on it which helped greatly and gave the scarf a very cool fabric-like feel - almost "fulled" or felted. It goes pretty well with my cheapo duster jacket too.

Also check out the Toys section for my posts on my crocheted creatures.
18  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / crocheted butterfly on: September 22, 2004 12:22:20 AM

Yeah, yeah, it's lopsided and not perfectly symmetrical. That's what happens when you work freehand, folks  Roll Eyes
19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / ptoboley's friend on: September 15, 2004 03:50:32 PM
My friend isn't too well and she has a stuffed animal named ptoboley(http://www.ptoboley.org) so I made her a ptoboleyfriend. He's going in the post tomorrow to her so here's his photos.

I like him. It's like he's in mid-"No way, girlfriend!" head waggle  Cheesy
20  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Bondage Tape Batties (window clings!) & tutorial on: September 11, 2004 07:29:42 AM
Okay, as there's a whole range of audiences here, I shall explain as nicely as possible  Embarrassed
Bondage tape, found in your local adult shop, is a somewhat heavy clingfilm and it seems to come in, black, red, clear and pink. Maybe there's some other colours out there but I don't know. One probably well known source of bondage tape in the UK is the Ann Summer's chain (and you can probably buy it on their website, not checked yet).

This is yet another craft inspired by Martha Stewart. You can buy her Flock of Bats Silhouettes window & mirror clings here: http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=product&id=product21166&site=&rsc= she has one very "tall" large bat in her collection which would be harder to do with bondage tape, I feel.
Here's a picture of the bats I made:

Here's what you need to make these:
Black (or whatever colour you want) bondage tape
some paper tissue or toilet paper
oil pastels (like craypas. nothing fancy. needs to be light coloured or white)

Cut a length of bondage tape

and draw a bat on it

cut it out

clean off the outlines with some toilet paper (just rub it off)

slap onto a nearby, clean, shiny surface.

Thinking about this now, you could slap these on your car, make any sort of silhouette, etc. I'm thinking of doing some spiders too. This is my first tutorial and I'm not sure how age appropriate bondage tape is either  Huh  Undecided so feedback would be nice!  Smiley

edited: checked Ann summer's website and they're now calling this stuff PVC Body Wrap in the bondage section.
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