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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: 'no sew' cozy fleece blanket..new photos.. on: December 11, 2008 11:25:53 AM
Love the pirate one!
I saw someone with some of these at a race I ran on Thanksgiving Day. It was super freezing out and they looked soooo warm and cozy.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Multi Craft Mucha on: December 11, 2008 11:19:36 AM
Thanks everyone.

Its 8 inches in diameter.

I'm hoping my mom will love it so much, she feels the need to invest in some craft store Gift Certificates Wink
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Kitten mew mew on: December 11, 2008 09:23:39 AM
I love the scarf! Very cute.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Matryoshka Ear Warmer (Edit: Pics posted) on: December 11, 2008 09:21:27 AM
I love how you combined crochet and X-stitch.

Can you please share how you attached the X-stitch to the earwarmer?

I want to attach X-stitch to a snowman I crocheted, but I'm unsure how to do it.

Thanks in advance...

Love your work! Grin

Uhhh that was kind of an imperfect process which took trial and a lot of error and its still not perfect but its as good as its going to get. I trimmed around the xstitch with a 1 box border and then whipstitched around the sides in 4 ply black thread. It frayed and looked messy so I colored over all the edge with a sharpie several times and trimmed away as many frayed threads as I could. I then just basically tacked it on to the crochet with some stitches through the back and then went around with a whip stitch again to keep it in place. If anyone has any better ideas I would love to know!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Multi Craft Mucha on: December 11, 2008 08:40:24 AM
Wow.. I am finishing up gifts left and right. This is going to be for my mom. She is a huge fan of Alphonse Mucha's paintings so I thought I would try to reproduce one for her.
 I used all kinds of things I had laying around over many many days... and the final product is made of felt, some fabric applique, embroidery, beading, and fabric paint.
I think I am going to make a nice little tote with the green leafy fabric to stitch it onto. This took forever, but I am quite pleased with the results. Here are some pics and the original painting I was working from.

Thanks for looking!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Woven "Tweed" Scarf [pic heavy] on: December 11, 2008 05:49:28 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments  Smiley
this is rad!!! I think it would look good in a lot of colors. Can you show us th others?
I made one other in cream, red, and black...but already gave it away... I will try to get a pic. The tricolor ones are VERY cool
This is AWESOME! can you post the basic weaving technique?
The colour pattern is in the book I mentioned (Crochet Inspirations).....but basically you do alternating stripes in Double Crochet Mesh....which is simply a chain of (how many "holes" you want across)x2 + 4. You then do DC, Ch 1 all the way across and do Ch4 Turning chains. You then end up with the mesh ... you take 3 or 4 strands of yarn, thread it through a needle and feed it through the chains over and under, alternating rows.
this is so cool, yet so simple..... i can't wait to try it! how long did it take you to weave in the strands???
It is a bit tedious...but once you get the hang of it, it speeds up.. for this scarf I think it took me under an hour but I was doing it at work so I kept doing other things and coming back to it.
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Hot Dog! (Beware the double entendre) EDIT: Completed Pic on: December 10, 2008 10:38:46 AM
Thanks for all the wonderful comments... Here is a finished picture...and I will try to get a pic once it is installed in said wiener shack!

Yay... I finished one more gift today.

Two of my best friends recently opened up a hot dog/food operation at our neighbourhood bar...so i thought they could use something snarky and/or utterly ridiculous to hang up on the wall. I just googled an image and threw it into hobbyware. I really like how it turned out. I was going to add some backstitching but I kind of like the almost pointilist-ish aspect of it. It looks supercool from further away.

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Matryoshka Ear Warmer on: December 10, 2008 08:01:23 AM
I will now.... I hadn't made enough posts before to insert pics.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Woven "Tweed" Scarf [pic heavy] on: December 10, 2008 08:00:34 AM
This HAS to be my favourite technique I have come across lately. Its from a stitch pattern in Sasha Kagan's Crochet Inspirations called Woven Tweed. This is the second scarf I have made like this and they turn out really nicely! I just love the pattern. It's a simple DC mesh stitch that then has strands of yarn woven through it to finish. This is a bicolor one I made for the bf's stepdad in his favourite Ohio University colours.
Wool-Ease yarn, Size I-hook

Here in progress:

And finished:

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Stella the draft stopping snake! on: December 10, 2008 07:41:41 AM
I need one of those! The rolled up blanket is getting old. Thanks for posting the pattern link.
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