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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A Shawl of Stars and Moons on: July 31, 2009 03:54:48 PM
A while back AntiCraft posted an awesome Bat Shawl made by Emilee Mooney. I loved it, but I wanted something a little different. So with thanks to Emilee Mooney and AntiCraft for the basic pattern.. (http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/lugh08/batshawl.htm) I present my interpretation of it...

The one below shows the border a little better... Also... I couldn't help myself Cheesy

I worked out the charts myself with some help from a variety of cross stitch patterns. It definitely has some problems... The curl to the edges, the moon chart needs a little work and I would probably add another yarn over or two to the border of the shawl to stop the strange little curl at the tip. However, I must say that I adore the shawl and it's just the thing to keep me warm. It took around two months to complete (If you don't count the months that I became disgusted with it and threw it in a drawer).

If anyone would like the charts let me know! Again, I have to thank AntiCraft and Emilee Mooney. There is no way I would have been able to make this without that awesome pattern.

Thank you for looking, please let me know what you think!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Sock Monkey Earrings on: July 17, 2009 04:46:23 PM
I had some remnants from a sock monkey that I made a while back and was thinking about what I should do. Then I came up with these...

They are really tiny and the best of friends, as you can see. For a (hopefully helpful) size comparison... My ear...

I've loved sock monkeys since I was young and I adore that I can get away with wearing them now that I am to old to carry mine around.

Thank you for looking!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Relay For Life Banner on: July 17, 2009 04:04:25 PM
I hope this is the right forum... Last month was the Relay for Life in my home town. In case your curious, the Relay for Life is an all night event to raise money/awareness about cancer. The relay is a blast and my family has been in the Relay almost every year since my dad was diagnosed. While spring cleaning I found all my dad's old Relay survivor shirts. Pictured here...

I knew I had to do something with them, My first thought was to make a really simple skirt. So... Pretty much winging it all and not bothering about an actual pattern I made what might have been a cute skirt... However, before I sewed the last two pieces together I stretched it out and looked at it... I couldn't do it. So... the Relay for Life banner was born... (Sorry about the faces looking like blobs.. I don't know who the people were and didn't feel right about posting their pictures up.)

Not the best thing I've ever made... But I fell in love with it. I can't wait to add more shirts as we do more Relay's! If you ever get the chance to go out to a Relay, you should definitely go. It's more amazing then I can put into words.

Thank you for looking.
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Questions about Paint setting time... on: April 18, 2009 07:17:58 PM
Hello! I went on a long search through the internet/craftster boards. I found some things but I'm still a little unsure so I thought I would ask.

I just finished my very first Sculpey project. These wolves
(Twilight fans, you know exactly what these are for.... If your curious, they are about the size of a quarter. )

I baked and then painted them with acrylic based paints and made sure to give them two coats. Everything dried fine and about 2-3 hours after they had dried I rubbed one with my thumb a bit (Yes, that was incredibly stupid... I know.) Where I rubbed the paint rubbed off just a bit.

I realize this is probably normal but it worried me because I used some old acrylic paints that I had lying around. My questions are: was that mostly normal? How long will it be before a rub won't take off the paint? Did I just test the paint a little too early in the drying process? I read somewhere that it takes a week for acrylic paint to "set." Is that how long I need to wait? Any information you can give would be welcome! (Plus, any tips or "Oh my gosh how could you desecrate clay that way" are also more than welcome.) Thank you so much!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Hippie Sock Monkey! on: April 11, 2009 08:39:17 PM
Hi all! So I had these pair of socks that I loved! Unfortunately, last week my socks finally decided they had enough and I ended up with a huge hole in the toe. I didn't want to throw them out... so he was born....

If your wondering why his arms are so short, I ran out of usable sock fabric.

I thought he needed a peace tattoo! So I gave him one!

Finally, his bum is in serious need of help. I wore the socks threadbare in places and this was the only place I HAD to use. At the moment I plan on A. Leaving it or B. sewing a big flower power patch on to hide it. Any other ideas? (Sorry! I know this is the forum for finished toys. But I swear other then that he's done.)

Thank you for looking!
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 35 ENTRIES / The Orange Calorie Monster on: February 04, 2009 06:40:43 PM
Forgive me if I do anything wrong. This is literally my first post here. (Also, I don't have the Craftster credit to post pictures. Hope links will do!)

My family, friends, and I all decided to get rid of those extra holiday pounds. Thus, when we saw the new Weight Watchers TV commercial we couldnt help but laugh. It led to a conversation where my mom and I agreed we needed something to slap around when we got hungry Inspired by the commercial and the conversation, I made the Calorie Monster.


I knitted this little guy and then used some scraps I had to make his eyes. Hes knitted using two types of yarn so he is pretty strong. I also gave him a flap over his back so that I can use him to hold things. The flap fastens with a button.


Ive put my notebook and my ipod in there so far. That helps me keep track of my calorie count and keeps my music safe for when I want to go for a walk. As an added bonus, I can take everything out and put some stuffing in him. Then all I have to do is close the pouch and beat the heck out of the thing.


Evil Calorie Monster! Stop tempting me with chocolate!

Thank you for your attention! I hope this is worthy of the amazing entries Ive seen so far!
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