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1  V is for Vest-tastic-ish in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by owlrite on: July 24, 2011 11:09:45 PM
So, about a week ago I was doing my usual craftster lurking and I came upon a wonderful tutorial by UrbanThreads (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386002.0) and I knew that I had found the gift I was looking for to make one of my best friends. So this is my take, which is actually pretty similar but hers rocks so what do you expect Smiley

 Of course I've never been taught to sew, and I never attempt to make the seams look at all nice so I got myself in over my head. But! I had so much fun I ended up making one for myself...of course...and learned a lot about dyeing and seaming!

I picked up 2 yards of very white solid knit, and this is what I came up with!

my fancy dancy piece (with pockets! because who doesn't need more pockets?)

the back with the v of lace, which I was so scared to sew but it doesn't look quite as puckery in real life...I hope Smiley

here is her vest after dyeing, which I was a little disappointed about because of the lack of color...

the color is pretty spot on here, not much to it but it's grown on me

I added pockets and lace to mine (which is supposed to be scarlet, but instead is a very coral orange) because of extra time and I am definitely adding a back of white lace to hers. I loved making these and I am definitely excited to try more clothing projects now.

thanks for looking!
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2  It's Chilly in Chile! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by owlrite on: February 10, 2011 10:07:08 PM
I haven't post in a long while, but I went on an Alternative Service Break (ASB for short : ) to volunteer in Chile for three weeks through my university this winter, and I ended up loving my 14 teammates. I wanted to give them keepsakes so they could remember how great it was together and have a little souvenir for themselves, if you could call it one? I had trouble deciding what medium to use and what they should look like, but I remember at one point I was going to go with colored pencils. I'm so glad I found construction paper!
The front

I ended up getting them laminated because I glued the paper together and it wasn't sticking that well. It was pretty pricey considering I had 14 of them, but I love how they look! My friend commented that they would make suitable placemats and I have to agree.

(sorry, living in a dorm affords you little quality picture-taking places)

I wrote little notes on the back for each of them

The stars were the most difficult for me, because I had to find a star cutout hole punch that was big enough, but the only one was this beautiful, elaborate Martha Stewart magnet punch that cost me about half of my crafting budget for the month (given my college status) but now it gives me an excuse to find star crafts!

Enjoy my simple crafting, I hope you're inspired ; )
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3  Over The Rainbow, Far...Far Away in Crochet: Completed Projects by owlrite on: December 21, 2009 11:20:43 PM
This is my first post on Craftster! I guess you could say I was lurking and looking at all the amazing things already on here, but then I decided I should start with a project I made over a year ago for a friend. She loves rainbows so I decided to make her a scarf.
I perused the available images and I found one that looked similar to what I wanted to do. Looking I see that I wanted one similar to this scarf
It didn't come with a pattern (at least that I saw) so I just did two rows of dc for each color and I can't for the life of me remember how I did the clouds or swirls. I'm sure there's a pattern somewhere! I know that I did attach the swirls after and used a plastic needle to attach the clouds

I vaguely remember that your first post isn't supposed to have an actual picture, but just a link? I don't really know so to be safe I'll just do a link for now.


the final product

I hope you enjoyed my first post Smiley
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