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11  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Rockabilly Boobholder on: February 18, 2007 08:11:29 PM

I used the sparrows from Jenny's book to create a boobholder shirt using this tute: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45093.0

I look like a total goober - not photogenic today!

Stitchery close-up

Blogged here: http://www.geekxnerd.com Thanks for looking!
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Making a Crappy Frame Slightly Less Crappy on: February 18, 2007 06:27:46 PM
My husband bought me a beautiful watercolor that I had been drooling over for Valentine's Day - he rules! I wanted it up on the wall immediately, but needed a framing situation

Since I am mega poor I had to go with one of those crappy plasticy frames with the fake silvery gold border. I hate how those look!

So I took a red sharpie to it...

And voila! Not too bad...

Not rocket science, but I thought the sharpie trick might be handy Smiley
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / All Year Christmas Craft-a-Long 2007 on: January 14, 2007 03:08:14 PM
Hi all,

This idea originated with Tappanga https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19998.0. I have tried to contact her regarding continuing this into 2007, but I have not heard back. The last time she posted on Craftster was in early December. I hope all is well with her but I just wanted to start a 2007 thread because I'd like to see this idea continued!

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These were the themes for 2006:

Jan: Ornaments
Feb: Sewn gifts
Mar: Jewelry/Book thongs
Apr: Magnets
May: Candles
Jun: Stencil/Iron-on
Jul: Craft kits
Aug: Decoupage
Sep: Scarves/hats
Oct: Soap
Nov: Gift wrap/Bows/Tags
Dec: Food gifts

This is an unswap! Keep everything you make for gifts at Christmas. Sign up at any point that you'd like. If you don't want to do whatever craft is assigned to a month, feel free to subsititue with another craft. The main point is to keep crafting and making gifts to avoid the malls as much as possible at Christmas time.

Anyone who wants to join the Craftalong Unswap, email tap_panga-subscribe@yahoogroups.com . Thanks!
Don't just post here that you'd like to join with your email address, because I probably won't see it (sorry but it's honest).

Also, feel free to post here any questions you have about a craft, or pictures of your finished crafts so we can oooh and aaaah.

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I think it would be fun if we came up with a few new craft themes this year - I'm all for handmade stuffed toys. Anyone else have suggestions?
14  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / The Stockings were hung on the pot rack with care (complete w/ photos) on: December 22, 2006 11:54:25 PM
I whipped up these stocking quickly for my husband and I a few days ago. He's a punk musician, hence the skully charm and I chose a more vintagey girly accent.

Manly ribbon......................................and girly ribbon

I saw a cool idea in Martha Stewart Kids about adding a new embellishment to your stockings every year, to reflect hobbies, change in taste, etc etc. I picked a yo yo with a vintage button sewn to it because I've made SO MANY yo yos this year. The button is deco and I love it!

P.S. They're polar fleece - so soft!

15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Simple - but great looking - Scarf with Tutorial IMG Heavy on: December 09, 2006 06:36:07 AM
Hi All!

I have a tradition of making all of my Christmas presents by hand, which usually means crafting up until the last moment. I came up with this scarf as a simple, but still beautiful, project to modify for three close girlfriends of mine. Each will get a scarf in a different colorway. The tutorial is below - enjoy!

Cut a piece of (creamy white) polar fleece 5"x60". Cut "fringe" on each edge. I made cuts that are roughly 3/4-1" apart 1.5" long.

Cut circles from three coordinating materials - I chose to go light to dark with my colors and I used a spool of ribbon as a template, for a nice circle.

Play with your placement, and pin when you're happy.

Put in a crafty friendly movie, like Amelie, and start stitchin'!

Applique the circles by blanket stitching around the edges.

Use all six strands of embroidery floss to highlight each circle with a running stitch.

Voila! You're done. Easy, yet heartfelt, completely adaptable to anyone's style! I've (almost) finished three (the pink one doesn't have the running stitches yet) in two afternoons!

16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Back to School - In Miniature! on: September 16, 2006 05:20:43 PM
Hey all - I did this little package as part of the Club Little House mini swap, and I had so much fun!

17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bad Poser Rocker Shirt Turned Hipster Nifty by Moi on: September 16, 2006 05:10:27 PM
It's been such a long time since I've actually POSTED something on Craftster, so here we go...a little reconstruction. I wish that I had taken a picture of this shirt before. My husband plays bass in a punk band, and his aunt and uncle - trying to show their understanding, gave him this wretched HUGE grey tie-dye, 80's, smoke n' flames, rock n' roll, Gibson guitar shirt. Suffice to say he is very slim, does not play in a hair band nor play guitar.

So the shirt was left to my devices. I took care of the ugly design by turning the shirt inside out - exposed seams are hip enough, resized it, cut the holes out for the designed, placed red fabric underneath, and hand sewed over the top et voila!  

Pardon the drama-y photos - I'm a dancer, I was in the mood!
18  UNITED STATES / Maine / Stitch n' Bitch Portsmouth - First Meet Up 8/11/2006 on: August 08, 2006 02:42:02 PM
Hey all you southern Mainers!

This Friday, 8/11/2006, new member knit jaime knit and I are meeting up at Breaking New Grounds in Portsmouth NH at 5:30. We'll be knitting there for about an hour or so - so come on down!
19  UNITED STATES / New Hampshire / Stitch n' Bitch Portsmouth on: August 08, 2006 02:38:39 PM
Hey all -

This Friday, 8/11/2006, new member knit jaime knit and I are meeting up at Breaking New Grounds in Portsmouth NH at 5:30. We'll be knitting there for about an hour or so - so come on down!
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Dollhouse Miniature Swap? on: August 01, 2006 02:21:28 PM
Hi there! I tried to get a swap going that would work something like Club Little House - the details can be found here: http://www.inspirecompany.com/clublittlehouse.html. I had one willing person, one person wary of doing 12 multiples.

If we did the multiples I would like to limit it to 12 people and it would have a long time frame to finish. If not, would people be interested in a single miniature item with partners?
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