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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Christmas/First Projects Round Up on: December 28, 2010 07:53:07 PM
So after years of making Christmas presents I thought I would try my hand at learning knitting. My aunt tried to teach me a long time ago but it didn't really stick so I learned mainly from youtube videos and exploration. In total I made 6 scarves over the process of about a month. All in all I'm quite impressed with myself although I still need to work on my tension. The first two basic scarves are the only ones I didn't use patterns for and all the patterns I used are off of Ravelry.

First round was scarves for me and my brothers. The first two are just basic scarves and the black one is just a simple ribbed scarf. I couldn't get a good picture of the detail but it looks pretty similar to the one in the pattern. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/new-york-scarf---a-guys-woolie-warmer

Next was 2 neckwarmers for my Uncle and my Father. Both used the same pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mochi-neck-cozy) but my fathers was done in his favorite football team's colors, BC Lions,  black and orange.

Last but not least for my loving boyfriend I made a Gryfindor scarf. Was definatly the most time consuming but the most worth it. I used this pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hogwarts-scarf which is apparently really popular amongst Harry Potter knitters.

As you can tell he quite enjoys it  Wink
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Superhero Swap Gallery on: July 13, 2010 10:26:31 PM

Post Your Heroic Goodies  Grin

Blue = sent  
Green = received and sent  
Orange = receive but didn't send  
Red = late with no communication
Purple = late with communication
crossout = Feedback given

ecogeek* <->yardenxanthe
butweed <-> crazyda79
nmcakemom07 <-> vikingmom
bellyjewel <->teffy
motherconfessor <-> Tygermane
popculturerecycled <->brielauren
turtleslovecabbage <-> Emo Penguin Toast
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES / Like a streak of light he arrives just in time..... on: July 06, 2010 01:50:18 AM
So I know that this isn't the most creative of bedsheet recreations but I'm super proud of this. I found this sheet at Value Village for like 3 dollars, it was mint condition and I was super excited to find it  Smiley And of course since my 19th birthday was coming up nothing seemed more appropriate for becoming an official adult than a spiderman dress. It's just a simple cross bust top and a circle skirt but it's my first attempt at an invisible zipper and it worked out well (well i think it did). It is made of the spiderman sheet and lined with a plain white sheet that was lying around my house. It does have some small things I need to fix but I finished this a few hours before I had to wear it so I'm happy it stayed together and fits me well. Let me know what you think. And sorry about the picture quality, my little brother had to take them  Tongue


4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Superhero Swap (SIGNUP 6/14/10-6/30/10 ; MAIL BY 8/06/10) on: June 14, 2010 11:36:42 PM

Swap name: Superhero Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ecogeek*
Sign-up date range: June 14, 2010-June 30, 2010
Date to send item by: July 30, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? 16+

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
It's now time for us craftsters to pay tribute to the men/women in tights that make Saturday morning cartoons as entertaining as they are. Whether it be their bad-assness or their clever quips we all have our reasons for loving our superheros, so lets share the love.

We will be crafting 1 Large, 1 Medium and 1 Small

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Try to remember to send with the subject of Superhero Swap: Questionnaire

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Favorite Superhero(es):
Least Favorite Superhero(es):
What kind of items would you like to craft?:
Is there anything specific you would like to receive?:
Is there anything you would not like to receive?:
Do you plan on crafting extras?:
Any extra treats you might like to receive:
Shirt Size:
Shoe Size:
Favorite colors, motifs, and/or patterns?:
Least favorite colors, motifs and/or patterns?:
Do you have any allergies or sensitivities:
Do you have any allergens in your house?:
Do you have a Wist/Blog/Ravlery Account (anything stalkable)?:
Anything else youd like your partner to know?:


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

I reserve the right to refuse people if they have a history of late send outs and/or bad communication

Please try to post in the thread at least once a week to let everyone know your still alive and haven't been taken out by an evil villain.

Approved Participants:
1. ecogeek*
2. brielauren
3. Butweed
4. RikaHeart
5. BrooklynMermaid
6. turtleslovecabbage
7. nmcakemom07
8. vikingmom
9. popculturerecycled
10. teffy
11. motherconfessor
12. redsubmarinex3
13. bellyjewel
14. crazyda79
15. Tygermane
16. yardenxanthe
17. Emo Penguin Toast
18. FicklePegasus
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / superhero swap? on: June 06, 2010 12:37:19 AM

hey craftsters

so i know there has to be some other fans of caped and non caped crusaders out there. i know there have been comic book swaps before but i was thinking just superheroes. i just wanted to put the idea out there because the universe has been sending me signs (spiderman is showing up way too much for it not to mean something). i'm in several swaps right now but once some wrap up I'd be up for trying my hand at organizing if theres some interest.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My Faux Po Campo on: May 22, 2010 02:58:29 AM
 So I don't know how many other chic cyclists we have lurking here on Craftster, but anyone who is one probably knows about Po Campo and the awesome bike bags they make. I've been lusting over their rack bags for at least a month now but because of there limited availability and large price tag, I decided to make my own. I created the pattern using pictures off the internet and measurements from their site.

The Original

My Take

Semi Action Shots

It's not perfect but I'm happy how it turned out considering I made the pattern and everything Smiley
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / mario charm and Miyazaki earrings on: April 07, 2010 10:34:29 PM
so just some more charms and nerd earrings.
first is a mario hat charm i made for a friend from work

and the next are earring of no-face and the soot balls from spirited away. Now i did steal this idea from a deviant art post i saw but they are just for me so I think it's ok.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / japanese book+ old suitcase= stylish new travel gear on: April 07, 2010 10:23:50 PM
so a few years back my aunt gave me this classic old suitcase and I attempted to decoupage. Now it turned out great but having gained a better sense of style my initial decoupage needed to be redone. I had found an japanese book at my local value village so i thought what a great way to make this suitcase useable again but to re-decoupage it. I keep the leather trim and interior untouched but repainted the rusted metal with a metallic white paint. Oh and just incase you were wondering, I'm pretty sure the japanese book is about hair styling, but my inability to read japanese leaves me a bit in the dark.

Before (the sides looked similarly awful)


9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Random Charms and Earrings on: February 26, 2010 01:47:35 AM
Just some random charms i came up with. There are bullet bill and yoshi egg earrings to feed my mario obsession. There are spock and bubble tea charms for my wonderfully nerdy boyfriend. And tomato and carrot earrings and a toast charm for my friend in Halifax, which I'm going to send off to her in a goodies package i'm slowly putting together. I didn't have the right colors for the carrot and the toast  so they are ... how you so artistically interpreted.

10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Pentapus Charm on: February 17, 2010 07:58:27 PM
Being eager to get started on my latest swap I made some pentapuses charms. The swap is the Avatar Swap but I don't have a partner yet so this was pretty neutral. While I was at it I made a bunch for my friends. I used a tutorial off of Deviant Art that made this a breeze.

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