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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Holes beside my cables!:( on: September 19, 2006 06:35:48 AM
Ok... I guess the title says it all. When I do cables, I have big ugly holes beside them. I really don't know what to do about it, and I want to make a pretty cabled hat. Now... I did see in Walmart, believe it or not, where they had a cabled sweater that had holes beside it that looked intentional, and kinda good. But that's not really the effect I want with this hat... mainly because I need a good winter hat, and the holes would'nt work so well. Thank y'all!:)
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Stepping Stones on: May 09, 2006 03:27:49 AM
I was just thinking... and I don't have any pictures of this, but I remembered my mom and step dad doing this:

They took some cement, I don't know if it was the quicker drying or not, it probably was, though.... and some little cheap cake pans from dollar general and made stepping stones.

I don't know exactly how they did this, even though they told me, I forgot.. haha. But I think you just pour it in, and decorate it, but I don't know how you get it out. And you could decorate with little marbles and things, it's really a cute idea!:)

....Just something to think about. I guess someone else might be able to elaborate on this idea some..
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Bathingsuit on: March 08, 2006 01:17:01 PM
I was thinking of making my bathingsuit this year. A daunting task, since I'm a plus size chica. I'm thinking of making it more tankini style with bottoms that are pretty high-ish on the waist. I don't know what style would suit me best as far as the cut, though. I don't know if the regular... panty-ish bottom or boyshort bottom would work best. Probably boyshort, right? But I'm short, only 5'3". Would'nt that make me look... shorter? What would y'all suggest as far as yarn to use? I know not to use cotton, because it would sag. But I don't know what else to use. I'd have to order it online, we only have Walmart around here. And I don't think there's an LYS in Mississippi. Heh. What would y'all suggest I line it with? I don't know... I was just hoping y'all could help me... this is just a thought, I don't know if I'll actually DO it, because I *know* it'll cost more than buying one, but I'm thinking I could put together a nicer, original, and longer-lasting product myself.Smiley
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 9 ENTRIES / Little Nikki!! on: February 03, 2006 10:45:20 PM

This is the miniature version of me! I read the challenge and KNEW I had to do it. Let's see... she's crocheted out of some yarn I found laying around, and her features are embroidered on with other yarn.Cheesy

Her hair is'nt *quite* the same color as mine at the moment, but it's hard to find a reddish brown. So her hair is just plain brown, like my hair used to be.

She's wearing a dress that's similar to one I made for myself.Cheesy

And she's knitting. Which is one of my favorite hobbies.

I thought back on the project after seeing her, and she's a "me" made of crochet, which is part of my business and one of my favorite pasttimes, so there's something else about her that's like me.

And here's a pic of me. Yay. See? She looks just like me! Wink Cheesy

5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Business Card Help! on: January 22, 2006 10:25:45 PM
I'm about to start a small business and sell my crocheted items through etsy and possibly a local store. Just playing around in photoshop I've come up with a business card. But I think it's a bit too plain. What are your opinions? What could I do to make this card better?

I mainly sell crocheted and knitted items. Hats, scarves and purses mainly. They tend to be on the girly side. (Just wanted to give you an idea of my business.) The name Zombie Love came to me quite suddenly. I have been nikisazombie on (most) all of my screenames, so I did want Zombie in my name. I put the love to convey a bit of girliness. Heh. I don't know, I like the name.Smiley So anyways... yeah. I guess I should show y'all the card, right?

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Beautimous and Simple Hat! on: January 15, 2006 04:00:23 PM
I finally made a knit hat that fits! Well, it's a bit snug, but I'd say that's MUCH better than being wayyyy too loose. I made it on straight needles and seamed it up the back since I don't have dpn's and circulars that would work.

I used this pattern:http://www.glasscicada.com/knitting/basichatpattern.pdf

You know you love the retarded faces I'm making, lol!:D
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Help with Bobbin. Please!? on: January 10, 2006 01:29:22 AM
I'm ready to throw my machine out the window! Ok... the other day I was making a case to hold my knitting needles and crochet hooks. Ol Kenmore was working fine. She does'nt hum, but she was making her content noise and working juuuuust fine.

Well... then the thread from my bobbin ran out. So I go to wind more on it. That goes oh so smoothly. Then I go to put it back in... and... I can't get it back in. I... kinda forgot how? I know, this sounds so dumb. But it's been a while since I've sewn on a machine. And I can't seem to find the manual. It's in my house somewhere. I'm trying to get more organized. Eep!

So yeah, could y'all help me with this? Please? Pretty please with a cherry on top!? *hugs*
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Christmas Party *help*!!! on: December 02, 2005 04:12:56 PM
Ok. My hubby and I are having a Christmas party about a week before Christmas. And... I want to make sure the house looks nice and... festive for it.

The catch? We have no Christmas tree. I know... that could possibly be worked around, but I don't know how. I'm crocheting some snowflakes and hanging them around... maybe work in some lights or something, but we don't have much money at all, and really can't afford a tree and ornaments, plus we really don't have the room for one. Well... we have the room for a small one, and I have one. Unfortunately, it's at my grandmother's house, which is two hours away, and we can't really afford to go over there right now.

So... do y'all have any pretty, cute ideas for a Wintery/Christmassy decor? I really don't know what to do.

Oh, and another question... what would y'all suggest for the food? I know Chex Mix, because everyone seems to like it (I know I do!), but I know just Chex Mix won't be enough, and it'll be about 8 people coming. I'm also thinking of some kind of punch. But I don't know. Everytime I think about this, I keep making it more expensive than we can afford.

I would really appretiate y'alls suggestions/imput/whatever. Thank you. Grin
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Armwarmers, and two hats on: January 11, 2005 01:30:48 PM
Okay. Here's some more crocheted items.Smiley




I'm going to try something.. different armwarmer wise, I don't really think the ones I've made so far are cutting it. So yeah. Just wanted to share.Smiley What do y'all think? Anything different you'd do to them? Oh, and the first hat I made with a pattern I found online found here. The other hat, and armwarmer were made without a pattern, and I'll try and get a pattern for the v stitch hat tonight.Smiley
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / An armwarmer! My first attempt! *edit* Second version added! on: January 07, 2005 08:18:08 PM
Please don't be too harsh. This really is my first attempt. Smiley


I just made rectangles and laced them together. Maybe they'd look better with a contrasting color lacing them up, maybe even ribbon?


I think these look a bit more finished? Maybe.. Smiley
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