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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / large mens' shirts on: May 27, 2013 04:24:09 PM
Hi all!

I got three size large mens' shirts for $1 each at Walmart because I thought the fabric was super awesome.  Any idea on what I could make if I take the shirts apart?  I was thinking some sort of clothing item for me (approx. ladies size 10-12), but I'm not sure what.  They had more shirts that I could go back and buy if I need more fabric.

Any help would be appreciated!!!

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Insanely ORANGE shrug! on: June 15, 2009 09:03:49 PM
Hey everyone!

I really liked the Knot Ugly Shrug pattern in Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker book, but I needed a short-sleeved version due to the HOT summers here in the south  Smiley  I had modified this pattern once before and made a white "knot ugly" cardigan.  This time I kept the tie in front but shortened the sleeves and made the sleeves smaller to fit more snug...ly.  I also made decreases in the back to taper it a little, if that makes sense.  I hope it's ok to put this here instead of in the Happy Hooker section.  I figured it's ok since I made modifications  Wink

Let me know what you think!

Thanks for lookin'!  Comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Pink Angel on: May 11, 2009 10:44:48 PM
Hey everyone!  It's been a while since I posted... I've been really busy lately with school.  But now that I have some time off, I'm back on the crafting wagon!  I have a list of people who want dolls, so I'm trying to catch up and make as many of them as I can during my break.  The first one I've completed is a pink angel for my Ma.  She loves angels, and her favorite color is pink (NOT my favorite color, so I won't be too sad parting with her, LOL).  I made up the pattern, which is written out on several post-it notes, napkins, and scrap pieces of paper, and some of it is not written at all.  The wings were the hardest part - I frogged those things SO many times it was ridiculous.  But all the effort was worth it because I really like the way she turned out!  I'm giving her to my Ma tomorrow when I go home, so I'll update y'all with her reaction  Cheesy

Sorry for the ramble... on to the pics!

sitting pretty  Smiley

close up of the face

halo and hair

one last pic because I love her so much!

Comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated  Smiley
Thanks for lookin'!
4  COOKING / Dessert / fondant gift cake on: February 10, 2009 04:07:14 PM
Hi there!  Here's my third attempt at a fondant cake (and my first non-teal one!).  I tried to make a gift bow on top, but the fondant kept sagging.  I think I must have rolled it out too thin.  But overall, I was happy with the results.  I made it for my friend's surprise party, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the purple fondant matched the decorations EXACTLY - I couldn't have done that if I tried!  The cake inside is strawberry... sorry I don't have any pics of that.

Comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!
Thanks for lookin'!   Cheesy
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Alice in Wonderland's MAD HATTER hat! on: January 16, 2009 09:57:58 PM
Hi all!

I crocheted the Mad Hatter's hat for the Alice in Craftster-land swap.  My partner has officially received, so I can post it here - yay!  Cheesy I tried to make it look like the hat from the Disney version as much as possible.  I didn't follow a pattern, just kinda winged it, and I only had to frog bits of it every now and then.  I also made a Cheshire Cat inspired scarf to go with the hat.  The colors look way better in person (amethyst and magenta) - stupid camera lighting!   Tongue


hat and scarf chillin' on the back of my sofa

"We're all mad here!"  My mom said I'm giving off the creepy-Johnny-Depp-from-Charlie-and-the-Chocolate-Factory vibe... *totally* what I was going for!

And while we're at it, here's a teacup I crocheted for that same swap.  I followed a pattern found in last month's issue of Crochet Today magazine.

Thanks for lookin'!  Comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Purple/green baby quilt (my first quilt EVER!) on: January 16, 2009 09:39:02 PM
Hey everyone!

I'd never made a quilt before, but I got a sewing machine not all that long ago, and my sister just had a *beautiful* little girl.  Put those two together, and whaddya get?  First quilt for baby!  Cheesy  I bought a quilt kit from JoAnn's and a rotary cutter/mat.  I couldn't pass it up because the fabric colors were pretty much exact matches for the baby's room decor.  Ok, the box said it would take 4-6 hours... Are y'all laughing as hard as I am right now, haha?  It took me a week, working on it nearly all day long every day!  So I have a newfound appreciation for all you quilters out there.  Y'all must have the patience of a saint!  Anyway, here's the pictures.  The quilt isn't anywhere near perfect, and neither are the pictures, but I'm pretty darn proud nonetheless.  I fully plan on making more quilts in the future so I can get better at it.

On the table with poor lighting (well, they all have poor lighting, LOL)

Different angle

Suspended from the cabinet

Boring back

Thanks for looking!  I'd really appreciate any comments or criticism.  Since I had no idea what I was doing, any tips would be awesome!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Rapunzel X 2!! on: December 19, 2008 04:14:57 PM
Hey everyone!

I've been seeing these Rapunzel scarves popping up all over craftster, so I finally decided to bust some stash and make one.  I used a lot of blues, creams, and black and white to make what I'm calling the Winter Wonderland Rapunzel.  I actually kept this one, which is great because I never make stuff for myself  Cheesy

Then I made another one in pinks and purples for my friend who's graduating from LSU today.  I'm calling it the Pink Nightmare Rapunzel because I'm not a big fan of pink, haha.  Here's a picture of it next to mine.

Thanks for lookin'!
Comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!  Cheesy
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / X-Files round 2 anyone?!! on: November 28, 2008 12:03:05 PM
So the I Want to Believe DVD comes out Dec. 2 in the U.S. which means I'm getting X-Files giddy again!  I'd be willing to organize a round 2 of the X-Files swap if anyone is interested.  I'm thinking signups in mid-December with a 4-5 week crafting period since it's holiday season.  Let me know what you think!

X-Files Swap round 1 thread

X-Files Swap round 1 gallery

Annnnd just for fun  Cheesy  No Bee!!!
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Ballerina for baby (in funky colors!) on: October 08, 2008 08:44:56 PM
My sister is 8 months pregnant, and I've been crocheting like a mad woman for the baby.  We know the baby is a girl, and what does every girl need?  A DOLL!  Cheesy  More specifically, a ballerina doll!  (I know, I know, the kid's not even born yet, and I'm making her dolls... oh well, she'll play with them when she's old enough!).

I wanted to make the doll in fun colors, so I used the same colors that my sister and her husband used in the baby's room.  Two walls are painted melon green and two walls are lavender.  The bedding is in various shades of pink.  The room looks a lot better than I just made it sound - it's very coordinated and modern.  But anyway, back to the doll... I didn't use a pattern.  Again.  I need to start writing things down because every time I make a new doll I have to start from square one.  I can tell you that I increased by 6s everywhere except the arms, where I increased by 4s.  The tute for the hair is in one of my other posts

So without further ado... the pictures!


sitting and smiling

posing against a pillow, haha

Thanks for lookin'!  Comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!
10  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Seija Set and modified Knot Ugly uh... mini-cardigan? on: August 13, 2008 02:39:32 PM
I've had this book forever, and I made one of these projects a long time ago, so I figured I'd finally find some pics and post what I got!

The first one is a Seija Set in bright colors for my still-in-utero neice(!)  I used black, hot pink, and baby pink.  I think my sister liked it when I gave it to her.

And here's the Knot Ugly Shrug... except it's not a shrug, LOL.  I wanted something with buttons because the cover-ups that tie in the front at the bustline look *terrible* on me.  I made it for the express purpose of going to the Vatican to wear with my sundress when I studied abroad in Italy.  (You can't have exposed shoulders in the Basilica.)  So anyway, this is really the only picture I have of it.  I made the sleeves full-length, and it actually buttons down all the way even though only the top one is buttoned in the picture.

For my first crocheted article of clothing (other than hats and scarves) I think it came out pretty good. Smiley

Comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!

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