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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Lego dinosaur keychain! on: February 14, 2014 12:52:20 AM
I was feeling like creating something and eventually I thought about Valentine's. My boyfriend doesn't want anything but I couldn't let that happen. At the same time I don't really care much for the whole valetines thing, so I didn't want to make something all red and heartsy. So I took some old Lego, and made it into a keychain! Smiley

Yay dinosaurs!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Peeta & Katniss Bracelet on: February 05, 2014 09:41:08 PM
I made this for my partner in the Catching Fire swap, she was a fan of Peeta and Katniss and I've been addicted to friendship bracelets so I thought I'd give it a try. I had never really made my own pattern before so after an hour or so of just designing the pattern I got to work. Over 1000 knots later it turned out ok Smiley

A picture of the complete front (sorry for the 'colouring' I posted it to instagram)

Now unfortunately, after using two full skeins of my navy blue colour I ran out of string so I couldn't finish the flames in all of their orange and red glory, but I think it still looks ok.

A close up on Peeta:

A close up on Katniss:

And last but not least, I thought it might be neat to show the back with all the colour changes happening:

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Friendship Bracelet Swap on: January 28, 2014 02:51:18 AM

So I know this has been done at least once in craftster history, but not in the last couple years. Lately I've been making them almost obsessively, so I was wondering if anyone would be up for a Friendship Bracelet swap?
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / My First Derwent Pencil Drawing on: December 26, 2013 02:22:01 PM
I got a Derwent pencil a while ago and had used it in doodles but never in an actual picture, and I have to say, I rather liked it. My step mum who got the picture for Christmas really enjoyed it too Smiley I think this will be the first of many to come.

An in progress picture:

Added a touch of colour to the eyes to give the picture a little umph:

The final product before colour:

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / The 60 Hour Snuggy on: December 26, 2013 02:01:42 PM
A few months ago, after watching me make various other projects, my boyfriend asked me if I would crochet him a Snuggy. Now a Christmas present, the Snuggy is complete! And to satisfy my own (and everyone who asks me how long it takes to make something) curiosity in the matter, I kept track of whenever I started and ended working on the Snuggy. 60 hours and 12 minutes later it's done, folded and wrapped up Wink

I'll try and post some action shots after he opens it, it's far too big for me to even attempt.

I made some adjustments, after measuring an actual Snuggy some by happy mistake and others on purpose. This Snuggy is wider, for optimal cozy lounging, and the sleeves are slightly tapered (happy accident) but it makes it easier to use your hands while you have it on.

All and all I'm quite happy with how this turned out, I might just make myself one!
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / the star spangled ma'am with a plan on: November 02, 2013 12:46:08 PM
So this year for Halloween I ran into a problem the costume I wanted was $80! So after searching even further my options were three sizes too big or $80, so I decided to save money and make my own! I didn't have a pattern, but I had lots of thread, and thank the heavens because by the end of it, I used a whole spool plus some for my version of Captain America.
Some of these pictures may Not be the best, it's hard to get a good shot by yourself!

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Castiel Hoop :) on: June 11, 2013 10:23:29 PM
So now that my partner has received, I suppose I can post this now! I made this little guy for the Supernatural Swap, it's Cas! Cheesy The picture is one I found on the internet, so I take no credit for the actual design of little Cas, but man I don't know if I'll ever attempt something like this again...

This is my very first embroidered hoop, and I am quite proud of it, as it took me FOREVER to finish. Props to all you needle wielders, you are the most patient people I know! haha!

The full hoop:

a close up:

I even put his little name on there!

The back's a little frumpy :/ but hey, it was my first hoop!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Weasley's Wizard Wheezes Bag on: October 20, 2011 10:00:23 PM
This is technically my first craft post, but I've been creeping for years and I've done a couple swaps now  Cheesy

I'm pretty proud of this piece so I'm soooo ready to post it! haha!

I made this for my partner in the Back To Hogwarts Swap. So when she said her favourite shop was Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, and she loved the 'Weasley style' of scraps and patches etc. This nearly instantly popped into mind!

The whole bag is completely hand sewn (I was pissed off at my sewing machine) and the embroidered patches also all done by hand Smiley


my cat really liked it too -___- wouldn't leave me alone the whole time I was making it....

annnddd a couple close-ups of some of the embroidered patches: (courtesy of Teamamma, 'cause my camera sucks.)

would love to hear what you all think! Cheesy
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Vampire Dairies swap? on: October 02, 2011 07:40:51 PM
So I looked through the ideas thread a bit and I'm constantly stalking the swap section (and the super-awesome galleries) and saw that there wasn't really any mention of Vampire Diaries. I don't know if that's because no one cares for a Vampire Diaries themed swap or if they're just really caught up in the already on-going swaps, so I thought I'd float the idea.

So being as the new season has basically just started, I thought it might be fun if anyone's interested....
Would anyone like to do a Vampire Diaries themed swap?
10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Stickers? on: August 22, 2011 07:56:46 PM
So, my friend and I have a ton of stickers and just keep getting more (they're from Get Glue if anyone knows what that is) they're sent in packs of 20. They're round and about an inch in diameter with various images depending on what they were gotten for, but I just don't know what to do with them! Any ideas?
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