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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Holiday Handmade Crusade 2010 :: March Theme Page 1 on: April 16, 2010 05:53:24 AM
I have to join! and properly this year. though already the year is over a quarter finished... does that mean a quarter of holiday crafting should already be done??  Shocked I think if I start now I might have a chance of getting it all done, you guys are so inspiring - oneredboot I am completely in awe of your knitting skillz, you make beautiful things and so fast! I have been working a good two years steady on one lace scarf (I intend to finish it in time for THIS christmas  Cheesy)

although it is april I have only just got started... so I went with the "something small" theme to get going.

and voila:

Sarubobo keychains! made from Mairuru's tut. I have so far made 5, I intend to make a lot more...
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Bathrobe for a lizard on: April 10, 2010 02:12:21 PM
that is ridiculously adorable! nice fit, and I didn't realise lizards were so cute...  Cheesy
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paper Waratah flower earrings TUTORIAL on: January 25, 2010 04:21:41 AM
those are beautiful! I might try, only I don't have a craft knife at the moment, maybe it would be ok with scissors...
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lola Puppy Sweater on: January 14, 2010 06:53:20 AM
so cute! the dog and the sweater! really nice colours too...
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Pierre, pocket-sized knitgurumi (?) travelling companion! on: January 12, 2010 07:26:59 AM
hehe thanks Cheesy

I'm not sure it merits a pattern, I just kind of made it up as I went along! I'll try and give vague directions though...
I cast on... 6? stitches onto dpns (very small ones) and then knit in the round, increasing a few stitches every round until I had an oval the size I wanted (maybe 2 inches wide). Then I kept on knitting, without increasing, to make his body, til he was almost tall enough, then decreased gradually (a few stitches every other row, then every row as it got nearer the top). When there were only 4 stitches or so left I gathered them at the top, knitted a couple of rectangles which I folded in half to make arms, embroidered and sewed on the face on felt and then put the fimo horns in and stuffed him. He is pretty tiny so it was a bit fiddly, the knitting in the round thing. err yeah ok not very helpful but give it a go! please, I would love to see if I've inspired anyone!

I forgot to say, I should give credit to my friend that I was travelling with who took the pictures, he's a good photographer!

He is just too cute! I'd like to see pictures of his full body. Does he have a tail? Feet? I wanna seeee.....please? XD
no tail, no feet  Sad his body is pretty much just like a pebble or something! Here's a clearer photo:

oh the vancouver mascots are adorable! Quatchi is definitely in the style I was going for...
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Pierre, pocket-sized knitgurumi (?) travelling companion! on: January 07, 2010 07:34:39 AM
Thanks for saying such lovely things!

I just have one question- what crafty magic did you use to make those adorable horns?

fimo (poly clay), I made horns attached to discs which are under the knitted bit to stop the horns from falling out, if that makes any sense. I guess they could be made from beads or carved wood or something though too...
And please! if you do make one post a photo in this thread so I can see it! I'd be thrilled to see yours Cheesy

and AngryAngel, I love your amigurumi, hehe perhaps Pierre has some common ancestry with your rock spirit! I can't believe I didn't find the Mochimochi creatures, they're adorable. Perhaps crochet lends itself better to the construction of small creatures, I think I will have to learn...
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pierre, pocket-sized knitgurumi (?) travelling companion! on: January 06, 2010 03:56:47 PM
I saw a travelling companion on craftster and fell in love with the idea, kinda Amelie-gnomish! Aiming for a small woollen creature and unable to crochet, I scoured the internets for "knit-gurumi" patterns but was not satisfied. So with my very limited knitting and designing skills, little Pierre was born the day before a month's rail trip around Europe last summer, thus named for his resemblance to a rock (and we happened to be in France at the time...)

Here he is, bright eyed and bushy tailed, on his first ever train journey:

Here at sunset in Brussels:

Being political in front of the Hungarian parliament (see his serious expression?):

ok just little thumbnail pictures now, but here he is trekking up Mount Olympus, in Rome, with his friend the Venetian gondolier, being quiet in a church, under the Eiffel Tower and finally with his little Hungarian cousin Joszef when they met in Paris.

He visited many other places but I think that is more than enough photos!

Comments would make his day!  Cheesy

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: College Hat on: January 06, 2010 03:00:59 PM
that's very pretty! and so's your photography  Cheesy
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Item of the Week on: October 27, 2009 02:51:10 PM
hello! I just found this thread today... can I join in? I coincidentally just bought a new notebook and a lovely blue felt tip today - I'm not good at drawing decisively so using pen might be fun and a challenge and drawing a random object is good too... anyway here is my COFFEE CAN

I googled "coffee can" and copied the most interesting one Cheesy not great art but hey!

would love to see how everyone else's turned out!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2009 Holiday Handmade Crusade :: (October Theme Page 1) on: October 27, 2009 02:44:13 AM
haha well I was gonna just do the really simple swan that I know but then I was looking for patterns and I found this one, it appears that origami has become a lot more complex than I realised! It took me several attempts to actually fold it but it was not too difficult, I was trying this technique that I read about called wet folding where you wet the paper before you fold it, it makes it more like sculpting than folding the paper. I haven't done origami since I was very little but now I want to make loads of things! there is some amazing stuff out there...
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