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551  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Flapperish or 1930's Cloche Hat with Flower - - Pattern Too! on: November 15, 2004 10:33:02 AM
(my first crocheted project posting!)

NaeNae - my hat is really stretchy.  Maybe because I did it with two strands of fine yarn held together - I'm not sure.  but I think I could easily fit a fro under there.  I hope so, because I am making one for my sister and she has a lot, a lot of hair. 

here is the one I made for my mom as one of her christmas presents.  It will look cuter on her! 

the pattern is great!  easy to follow, works up fast.  I think this is the first time I didn't modify a pattern, but followed it to the end.  Am I the only one that had total angst over the best flower placement?  I am not so thrilled with how my flower turned out (I think it was the yarn, or maybe my crochet skills) and I made a few mistakes (maybe skipped/added a stitch here and there) but overall I am really happy with the hat!

p.s. Sykospark - your green looks awesome and I like your idea about the scalloped edging...think I'll copy it for my sister's hat!
552  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: first picture post, first crochet project on: November 07, 2004 09:35:34 PM
very cute!  congrats on finishing your first crochet project! 

I have been wanting to make some crochet flowers myself (I've never done it before either) but haven't got around to it yet.

did you use a tutorial/pattern?
553  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Pocket Fold Accordion Book with Matching Notepad on: November 05, 2004 10:59:31 AM
hi!  I'm still new to craftster and to bookbinding.  here is my latest book project.

I made this little "book" with pockets for my mom as a place to keep receipts (she has a small business) and jot notes.  I originally intended it to have more pockets but this mulberry paper wasn't so easy to fold.  The covers are mat board (bought a stack of ugly colors cheap on ebay) and the cover papers are... I don't know because I myself didn't buy them.  The inside is handmade thai mulberry paper.  the notepad is board from a cereal box covered in the same paper, the inside paper is cardstock, and it's sewn together with embroidery thread and my accidental variation on japanese stab binding.

next I am going to try tackling the coptic!

thanks for looking.

554  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet cupcake and sushi holiday ornaments on: November 05, 2004 10:18:35 AM
my mouth literally dropped open at how cute those are.

major kudos for you for creativity, especially when you are just beginning.  I am *so* making these!!!!

thanks for posting your pattern!!
555  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My first post!! Picture frame from a recycled cereal box and CD jewel case on: November 05, 2004 09:45:13 AM
That is really, really beautiful.

So how are you keeping the whole thing together? Can we see a photo of the back?

I'm sorry I don't have a picture of the back right now - I can add it later.  but to explain, I just cut 2 5"x7" rectangles from the cereal box, then in the front one, cut a 4"x6" rectangle out of it (making a frame of 1"x1" all around) and then glued the cd cover in, then ran a bit of glue around the edge of 3 sides, leaving one side unglued for the picture to be inserted.  then - and this is key - I left it to dry under a stack of books overnight.  The first time I got impatient and the pieces came unglued.  After I left it overnight, it was solid.

thank you for liking it. 
556  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: first try at bookbinding on: October 31, 2004 10:27:05 AM
very impressive first try!  I am new to bookbinding too but my first several projects were all stab books, very uncomplicated!  I still haven't worked my way up to sewing on tapes, but I've been so motivated by all the projects on this forum that I am trying either that or the Coptic next!

very nice work!  you've inspired me!
557  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: how do i make an oblong shape? on: October 31, 2004 10:05:26 AM
hi all!  I'm new here!  *loving* these boards!

that is definitely mile-a-minute crochet.  I had a book somewhere, but can't find it. 

jennybean, the middle section doesn't look like simple chain because it's been crocheted over, if that makes any sense.  I agree with justwantacraft, do a chain as long as you want the scarf to be, then do stiches around it, in both sides of the chain, and with multiple stitches into one stitch when you are at the ends of each chain (for the oblong shape).

just to let you know, in my experience this long "in the round" projects are super annoying because you have to chain forever and have a lot of working into the chain, which for me is always the hardest/most annoying part.  I prefer it when I've got more "work" to hold on to.

it *is* a cool scarf though!  and thanks for the link, I am kinda diggin' the granny square hat (w/out the tassel maybe).

good luck and keep us posted!
558  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: National Geographic Postcards on: October 31, 2004 08:48:00 AM
These are fabulous!  I am going to start collecting Nat'l Geographics...
559  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: CD photo album on: October 31, 2004 08:47:28 AM
wow your first post is sooooo much better than mine!

this is such a cool, original idea.  I am going to try it as soon as I can get my hands on a drill.

I'm curious why you used "dry" adhesive?

560  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My first post!! Picture frame from a recycled cereal box and CD jewel case on: October 31, 2004 08:27:07 AM
Hi!  I just found out about this website and I've spent all my free time the past few days reading all the back posts.  I am so impressed (intimidated!) and very inspired by all of the great projects on this site.  I'm hooked - such great art and such nice people!

This frame isn't my finest work but it was a picture I had available.  I hope this image-posting and linking works...


I cut the frame, the back, and a stand from an empty box of Cheerios.  The "glass" I cut (using my scalpel) from a CD jewel case.  It had some scratches in it but you can't tell once it's in the frame.  I covered the frame in handmade mulberry/saa paper from Thailand and glued it all together using some multipurpose glue.  I left the frame undecorated mostly because I wanted the focus to be on the picture inside, and also because I couldn't think of anything I really wanted to decorate it with.

thanks for reading/looking!  I'll be posting lots of questions and hopefully new projects soon!
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