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1  Wedding bells wedding gift in Crochet: Completed Projects by magadoo on: September 15, 2012 10:40:05 AM
It's been a long time since my last visit and I'm sorry about that.  On a better note, this past June my cousin got married.  Note the happy couple:

I wanted to give him and his wife something more personal than a gift bought off a registry.  I buy Crochet Today magazine every time there's a new issue and I found a pattern in it called Wedding Bells Blanket...

And I knew that's what I wanted to give them.  It took me about a month to make it and I was happy with the results:

This is on my full sized bed, just to give a size reference.

And just as an extra, a picture of my fiance and I at said wedding:
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2  Christmas present time! in Crochet: Completed Projects by magadoo on: December 09, 2011 07:07:31 AM
This year for my boyfriend's parents I crocheted them a blanket.  Normally I don't tackle crocheted blankets because I like instant gratification projects when I crochet, like hats and scarves.  The pattern I used for the blanket I found in an issue of Crochet Today.  I chose it because it's made of circles... 172 to be exact.  Each circle took me about 8 minutes to make so while the complete project took me over a month, each circle was very instantly gratifying.  Overall I'm very pleased with how it looks.  It is approximately 64 inches at its longest and 54 inches at its widest and fits the top of my full size bed.

Before being blocked


I'm very pleased!  C&C appreciated!  Thanks for looking!
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3  Deathly Hallows bleach stencil shirt *Update* Made one for my momma too! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by magadoo on: July 06, 2011 12:27:34 PM
In anticipation of July 15th, I was inspired to try my hand at bleach stenciling a shirt.  My first attempt didn't turn out very good.  I used too much bleach when I sprayed it onto the shirt because I wanted to make sure I could see the outline.  What ended up actually happening was the bleach leaked underneath the freezer paper stencil... Sad... sad day.

My second attempt turned out almost how I wanted it.  The circle to represent the resurrection stone is a little more oval than I wanted it to be but it's still cool.  The original attempt was just the deathly hallows symbol.  The second attempt I used letter stickers to add "The Deathly Hallows":

The shirt is still wet from when I rinsed it.  I was too excited to show it off.

Side view.

Here's the one for my momma!  (She's a Slytherin fan so I used a green shirt for her!)

Side view:

I wanted to contain the bleach spray this time so I put extra freezer paper around the symbol and I like the way it turned out.  I had a little boo boo by the arm pit but hopefully once she wears it it'll be hidden!

Thanks for looking! C&C appreciated!
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4  RIP Mr. Fork! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by magadoo on: July 06, 2011 12:20:14 PM
I was at work one day and I decided to clean out the fridge in the staff office.  I threw a bunch of smelly rotten food away and the next day there was a note on the fridge saying that I threw away someone's fork.  It happened to belong to one of the people I actually enjoy working with so I felt bad that now she has an incomplete set of silverware.  Because she has an odd sense of humor like myself I used my toddler level water color painting skills and painted her a picture of her dearly departed Mr. Fork:

Our supervisor saw it and said that I should do a whole series of them because of how awkwardly funny it was.  So it led me to this:

and this:

Oh that Mr. Dish... trying so hard to runaway with Mrs. Spoon-Fork.
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5  Barn quilt Christmas gift in Quilting: Completed Projects by magadoo on: December 22, 2010 07:01:29 AM
This year I wasn't sure what to get my boyfriend for Christmas so I decided to make him a cheesy and corny quilt.  Him and I really like barns so I found a paper piece pattern for a barn here: http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TheOldRedBarnBlock.html.  I made 5 barn blocks and kind of freestyled from there.  The cow print is a nod to my nickname Maggie Moo, lol.  I wasn't able to machine quilt because my machine is too small and the fabric was buckling when I tried so I tied it at the corners.


Closeup of barn block

Quilt back

C&C appreciated!  Thanks for looking!
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6  The Happy Hooker's PDQ in Crochet: Completed Projects by magadoo on: September 14, 2010 12:25:04 PM
First, let me start by saying that I have been away from Craftster for far too long.  It's good to be back.  Life just got a little crazy and I wasn't able to frequent the forums as much as I would have liked.

Okay, second, I was looking through the book Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet while I was at work and my co-worker/friend absolutely needed to have the PDQ hat that is in the book.  So we went to AC Moore and picked out a trifecta of beautiful colors and I got to working on it ASAP.  Well, I got 3/4 of the way done and the shape was more of a beret than a hat.  I frogged the whole thing and started over.  I modified the pattern a little bit.  For example, I only did 10 dc in a magic circle to start it.  I also added 3 extra rows because it wasn't working out to be long enough.  Oh!  And the pom pom on top is an extra feature.  In the end I think it turned out pretty awesomely:

C&C appreciated!  Thanks for looking!
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7  It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a flying bison! in Crochet: Completed Projects by magadoo on: March 16, 2010 01:40:53 PM
I just finished up this Appa hat for my boyfriend.  It's not perfect, but I like it and I hope all you Avatar the Last Airbender fans do too!

Oh, excuse the lamp shade as the model- it's the only suitable model around right now!

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8  Re: OTHPT Gallery in The Swap Gallery by magadoo on: March 11, 2010 11:59:25 AM
Ok, here's what I received from InvisibleCastle:

It's a phoenix pendant!  I like how the body is red but the tail feathers are a different color.  I love it; the phoenix is my favorite mythical creature.  I love the idea of rebirth from the ashes!  Thanks so much InvisibleCastle!
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9  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong (2010) in Craftalongs by magadoo on: March 10, 2010 05:32:47 PM
Nice stuff, everyone!

I've been itching to post this:

Hufflepuff Stamp!  It's just something I whipped up for a fellow fan.  (I want to keep it - it's probably my most detailed stamp ever.)

Darn it.

Hope to see more of your HP themed crafts.  (*finds HP steak sauce in the cabinet...hmmmm*)

This is awesome!  It looks sooo good.  I want a Hufflepuff stamp now!
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10  Looking for a cape pattern in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by magadoo on: January 16, 2010 02:24:10 PM
I recently rewatched City of Ember and I really want the cape Lina Mayfleet wears in the movie.  I searched online for cape patterns but they all resulted in floor length capes.  Here is what the cape looks like:

I'd rather modify an existing pattern than draft my own since I'm still new to sewing.  Any suggestions?
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