A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest
News from Internet Brands:
Closing the Craftster Community on December 19, 2019.
Read the details here.
Total Members: 323,619
Currently Running With Scissors:
167 Guests and 0 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials Crafting Calendar City Guides
  Show Topics
Pages: [1] 2
1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / slightly flapper-esque blue dress on: June 01, 2008 04:07:16 PM
i "whipped" this up last saturday
[it took me all day, since i had to make the pattern and figure out how to put it all together]
[but in the end, it was definitely worth it Cheesy]
the pic is a bit fuzzy, but still cute

the dark blue is a basic tube
and the light blue [it looks white] is sort of a circle skirt with butterflies
[the tie straps are made of the same]
there is a white slip i attached so that the lace could peek out underneath

i don't have any back shots because it looks the same as the front
...but with a zipper

the black cord is my necklace Cheesy

you like?
i know i do Grin
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Potato Garden and a Cottage Tote on: May 18, 2008 08:20:34 AM

this is a project for my GEMS class [gifted education multidisciplinal seminar]
i had to make something to represent the journey of my life, so i chose to represent it through my obsessions
and i made a bag Cheesy

the front:

Past: reading, camping, horses
Present: Ireland [the shamrock], pirates, writing [it's a quill that looks like a leaf... XP but i made it "write" my name, so i think it'll be ok], and sewing [that's represented through the bag]

the back:

Future: a potato garden [i'm actually obsessed with that now!], a little cottage, and a sexy husband [closeup at the top of page!], and the basset hound

additional closeups:

my name on the strap:

i'm super excited about it!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / jammy pants, shorts, and a skirt on: April 26, 2008 07:20:01 AM
but not in that order

i made this skirt a few months back, when the fall foliage was appropriate
[even though i just wore it the other day Cheesy ]

it was my very first skirt
i almost cried when i put it on because it stuck straight out
["whee! i'm wearing a tent!" my friend commented to to me...]
but i turned it sideways so that the side seams were in the front and the back
and it looked much better. phew. addition to the scrap pile averted.

my shorts, modeled after boxer shorts Grin
it has that whole  pirate vs. ninja theme
[i like pirates, but my two best friends think they're ninjas... just because they do taekwondo]
i was going to stitch little pirate and ninja silhouettes on the legs, but i never got around to it

complete with the pseudo fly Cheesy

and now my favorite: the pajama pants i just made last night!
they're flannel and have little spiders all over them [anyone else noticing the odd spider theme on craftster lately?]
AND they have POCKETS
spiffy awesome

**all patterns by me! super proud**

and to wrap it all up,

4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / a handful of armadillos on: April 26, 2008 06:58:33 AM
When Armadillos Attack!

Laying siege on the castle wall:

Sneaking through the garden:

Just... swarming:

and the obligatory pic of the helpy helperton:


And now, for the backstory:
I made this pattern many, many, many years ago
My best friend asked me to make her brother an armadillo since he loves them so much

And he loved it
Since then, I've made many more, but I've given some away as presents
I only have these three left
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Raphael: The Ninja Turtle Pincushion [5 large images] on: April 19, 2008 02:17:04 PM
so. my two best friends like [obsess over] ninja turtles.
i crocheted a couple, but apparently, they were not realistic enough
[not to mention, one of the turtles became a girl because the only other color i had on me was pink. i named her Picasso, but my friend informed me that the ninja turtles went by FIRST names of painters, so i renamed her Pablo. but he then told me that i couldn't call a girl PABLO, so Pablo is just a gay turtle. whatever. i still think she's a girl Cheesy ]
and then my other friend asked if i couldn't make a real one, y'know, like a plushie?
and i thought, how awesome would it be to have a ninja turtle pincushion???

some blood, sweat and maybe a few tears later...
Raphael was born!

he is a pincushion Cheesy

he has toes:

and an awesome belt with a color coordinated button!

i love him.

and his yarn-fabricated counterparts

[weird picture, sorry!]
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / What kind of paint should I use on: March 29, 2008 07:35:39 AM
for painting little pictures on clothing?

I only have that acryllic paint, and I'm worried that it would wash off...

What do you guys use?

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / so you multiply molarity by milliliters.... on: March 25, 2008 06:55:39 PM
and you get millimoles!

yes, this is how i spent the majority of chemistry class today...
laughing Cheesy

because my teacher didn't say mill-eh-moles
but instead said mill-eee-moles
and for whatever reason, this activated the prefrontal [what a word] cortex of my brain...

i had to make a mole

maybe if i built an army and launched them at my teacher....
...i wouldn't have to do anymore homework....

Milli: In all her adorability:

side view!

sort of aerial view

i used this pattern:
to make the body, and then made up the feet

if i ever make another one [and i probably will] i think i shall make the head separate so that i can sew it on at an angle... instead of having her staring straight up.... Cheesy

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Peacock-colored elephant purse on: March 20, 2008 01:16:20 PM
This bag was birthed from an old hood that quite ridiculously small....

The edge stitching is done in a pink yarn, which was brutal on my fingers, so I switched to thread after that Cheesy
The lining and the strap are cotton [I originally did the strap in felt, to match the elephant, but alas, it was too strechy]

I call it Matthew's elephant after my best friend who draws them all over his papers Cheesy

Filled with various accoutrements:

Some of you other stitchers have cats; some have dogs.
And well, I have a gerbil.

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / RFC tee into off the shoulder awesomeness on: March 01, 2008 08:11:17 PM

yes, that was completely necessary

and so renewed is the birth of any t-shirt recon: awesome shirt 18929763567127 sizes too big, a sewing machine, and a desire for fitted adorableness
it started as a 2006 Race for the Cure t-shirt [i volunteered with my girl scout troop]

front, obviously. i have only one face on my head

and the back
[so that you can see the spiffy waving pink guy]
yay for sunchips

i also have a 2005 blue one, but i think i might want to do something different with it Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bow-adorned jumper with a matching headband on: January 12, 2008 03:08:19 PM
Made for me, a teenager, not an itty bitty...
Incase some were confused Cheesy

I made this all this morning [and a little bit last night]. I love weekends!
It used to be a gigantic t-shirt, and I got the inspiration from M.Carmen

Here are the pictures:

This is the front! There is a little black bow on it [the bow looks way cuter in real life], and it reads "Girl Scouts: 2000: Where Girls Grow Strong"
And, yes, my eyes are closed... *sigh*

This is the back! There are two gray bows, to inverse the one on the front

Basically, what I did was I cut off the sleeves and top of the shirt, fitted it, then added straps.
I decided it wasn't enough, so I threw on a few bows Cheesy
If It weren't for the logo in the middle of my torso, I'd have added a belt

So, whaddya think?
Pages: [1] 2

Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Christmas Crack
Meal Prep Monday: Black Eyed Pea and Squash Soup
Craftster Featured Projects - Dedicated to the People Who Made It

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!

Help | About | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map | Do not sell my personal information

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands