A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 319,834
Currently Running With Scissors:
200 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Topics
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 12
21  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Owls! Hoot! on: May 07, 2016 08:26:57 AM
Hi all!

So I am really into the crochet thing now - here are some owls I made. A couple have been turned into a purse (haven't taken pics of that yet), and a couple will be either wall-hangings or hot pads - donating them to a silent auction, so I guess the people getting them can decide!

Here is the first one I made - it's supposed to be octagonal, but that didn't quite come through on this first one:

Better octagon with the second:

And the third:

The second and third are the ones I made the bag out of. Here's the fourth, which I am donating along with the first:

This one doesn't have plastic eyes, so can work for a hot pad if desired.

I've already made another that I haven't photographed - going to make another purse! I got the pattern here: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1140210649. Haven't gotten around to making the full tote yet - maybe I will at some point, but would need a lot more of the main color than I currently have, so am holding off for now.

Group shot:

Thanks for looking!
22  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Three "virus" shawls on: May 06, 2016 08:00:43 AM
This was the first patterned crochet project I tried - the "virus" shawl - horrible name for a lovely shawl! I found the free pattern on Ravelry, but it is all over the internet!

I made one for myself first, which is a bit wonky and I don't have picture of it (yet - will remedy that soon!), but here are the next three I made:

Being worn:

Mercerized cotton:

Cream colored wool:

And my favorite - variegated pink and green - the yarn is a combination of silk, cotton and some percentage of man-made fibers. It is SOOOO soft and pretty!

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Little drawstring bags! on: May 06, 2016 07:54:23 AM
Hi all!

I've been making these cute little crocheted drawstring bags recently. I think I found the pattern on Ravelry - not sure, but it was a free pattern that I found somewhere! Easy peasy!  Grin

First three out of regular cotton yarn:

And two more with mercerized cotton and ceram-colored wool:

And then a pic of all of them opened up:

Thanks for looking!
24  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / crocheted bowls using upcycled t-shirt yarn on: March 31, 2016 06:12:41 AM
So I tried making a couple of rugs, which was fun, but I thought it would also be fun to try to turn them into bowls - here are my first two attempts:

Side view:

And a patriotic one:

Without flash:

With remotes for scale:

I put some wire through the top of them so that they would hold their shape better - what do you think?
25  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet rug using repurposed tshirts! on: March 19, 2016 05:24:29 PM
So - here is my first attempt - totally just winged it, and it's a bit wavy - probably needed to go slower with the increases. Lesson learned for next time! Fun, though, and with a huge crochet needle, it goes really fast!

Here is an in-progress shot with the cat doing quality control . . .

and a shot where you can actually see the rug!

I have a tutorial for this kind of rug now, but if anyone has experience and advice, I'd love to hear it!  Grin
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Project bags in Dr. Who and Skully Fabric! on: March 18, 2016 02:00:48 PM
Ok - so I have recently taken up crocheting, and found that I was in need of a project bag that would allow my yarn to pull through easily without allowing the whole ball to come out at once.

I saw this project https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=444593.0 and thought it would be cool to make them. BUT - then I thought that if I wanted to take the yarn out and put it somewhere else or use the bag for another project, I really couldn't without unrolling the whole ball of yarn.

So I thought about making a gap at the end of a zippered bag - that way the yarn wouldn't catch in the zipper, but you could open the bag and take the whole project out if you needed to!

Here is the first one I made - it's too small, really, but I love the fabric!

The space for the yarn:

With a WIP:

And the inside:

And here is the skully one!

The inside of this is a fabric I made on Spoonflower using a zendoodle I had done:

So - what do you think? have you seen something like this before? I haven't done a search or anything, so I'd be curious. I can't imagine I came up with something totally new, but I like how they came out!

Thanks for looking!
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / More Gift Card Holder Zip Pouches - Batiks and other fabrics on: March 10, 2016 02:29:22 PM
I've been busy making these little zip pouches lately - they are quick and easy and (I think) come out really cute!

Batiks and a marbelized fabric:

Dots, Ocean and BATMAN!

More batiks:

Thanks for looking!
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Small zipper pouches for holding gift cards! on: March 05, 2016 06:37:37 PM
Hi all!

My aunt gave me a great idea - to make small zipper pouches that can be used as gift card holders! So far, I have made them out of party hat fabric (for any celebratory occasion) and thank you fabric. I have a ton of others in the works, though, since people like all sorts of different things . . .

So here are the party hats:

And the thank you ones:

And a group shot for fun:

I am going to use a couple for my kids' teachers at the end of the year - I am giving gift cards, but I like to give something handmade as well!

Thanks for looking!
29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Political Statement Zipper Pouches on: February 11, 2016 02:46:10 PM
So - with the presidential campaigns all revved up, I thought it would be appropriate to make some politically-themed zipper pouches!




Old-fashioned voter buttons:

Pick a side, and show your colors!!   Grin
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / New Cross Body Bag for my Aunt's Friend on: February 04, 2016 06:02:45 PM
Just finished a new bag for my Aunt's friend - I love batik fabrics and have a lot of them - this one on the inside of this purse is so bright and happy! Smiley

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 12

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!
@Home This Weekend: Stylish Jacket For Your Pooch

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.