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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Yarn Storage? on: August 30, 2011 11:18:01 AM
When I first started to crochet, managing my yarn was fairly simple. I had one little wicker basket that I kept all my yarn in...but then I slow started to acquire more and more yarn and I have suddenly found myself with three baskets full to the brim and overflowing with balls of yarn. (Especially now that I have started doing Amigurumi and I seem to be adding a new color or two a week!)

Before it was easy to keep one basket on my desk but my cats now think that it is their personal toy basket...and I seem to find my yarn scattered all over my floor every morning...

What I wanted to see was how do YOU store your yarn? Do you use baskets or organization containers? Or have you come up with a clever way to store everything? I need some good ideas because I am running out of baskets!!!
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Mushroom Mushroom! on: August 24, 2011 03:23:49 PM
I am such a busy bee! The only reason I have made all three of these in two days is because I work from home. So I spend most of my days crocheting. My hands barely cramp up anymore! Anyway, since my last post I decided to do my own set of crochet things and I decided to do something simple: Mario Mushrooms! I am doing a set of Mushrooms including some of the newer ones from the newer Wii Mario games. Hope you like them Cheesy

Bee Mushroom

Red Mushroom

1+ Mushroom
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / So many pieces! on: August 23, 2011 12:54:24 PM
After getting into Amigurumi about two months ago and making a few things, a friend of mine asked me to make her 10 pieces that she could turn into hair pieces and little hats for Lolita styled pieces. So I have about 10 pieces to show off. These are my first real go at amigurumi and I have had a really fun time.

Mario Mushroom

Pikachu (had the most issues with this one)

Pokeball and Masterball

Flat Bunny and Mouse

Black Mokona

White Mokona

Little Mouse


Oof! So many. Sorry for the photo spam. I am super proud of everything. I am even working on some larger pieces now. Ahh! Cannot stop crocheting!
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Small Amigurumi problems, help! on: August 09, 2011 05:25:06 PM
I am working on some smaller pieces for a friend of mine, various smaller amigurumi pieces that she is going to turn into hair pins and hats and such. One of the ones I'm working on is a little pikachu. I'm not positive on the gauge yarn the one I am using is, but I have been using a F hook (3.75mm) to do so.

So far I have the body done, which was simple:

 (this was before stuffing he is nice and rounded now)

Well, I still have to make ears and a tail. The tail I dont think I'll have issues with at all (thought I haven't tried) but the ears are what has made me put this project to the side for about two weeks, but my deadline is coming up and I still have 7 other various pieces to make.

So far I have tried making smaller cones using the same F hook and it just looks like a knotted mess. I tried using a magic circle with 2 SC, another row of SC then an increase to 4SC, 2 in each but it still doesn't look right, then another row and it just...it doesn't look right. I thought maybe it was the gauge of black I was using but when I just tried to make the ears with the same yellow I used to make the body, it still doesn't look right. I cannot figure out how to make it's ears look...not a tangled mess of knots.

HELP! I am so lost and have no idea how to carry on. If you don't know what the ears are suppose to look like, it looks like, here is a slew of pictures: http://www.google.com/search?q=pikachu&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=994&bih=581

I am hopelessly lost.
5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / A boy on craftster?! *gasp!* on: August 05, 2008 09:42:10 PM
Hello there fellow craft fiends! The names Mitchell Smiley Pleasure to meet you all!

A friend of mine sent me this website and I was instantly in love. Yes, I am a guy, just turned 20 last week and yes I craft lol.

My main passion is costuming. I am involved in something called Cosplay, which probably a majority of you have never heard about. Basically its a bunch of dorks that make costumes based of their favorite anime/video game characters. I started doing it about two years ago and have branched out a lot from the costuming area. I have recently started getting into fashion and clothing, though I have never made womens wear. Most of the time I just make things for myself. Vests, menswear, steam punk styled wear, cutting up shirts and turning them into something a little more different, random things like that. But a majority of my time is spent on making my costumes.

I do love making crafts though and this community makes me super happy especially cause yall have a zombie swap and that, my friends, its amazing.

i'm a big nerd all around. Expect to see a lot of me on this community.

Glad to be here ^_^ Even if I am the only guy >_>
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