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1  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: ACTIVE: Granny-A-Day for OCTOBER start:10/01 - 10/31 on: October 14, 2010 02:00:22 PM

I'm here crocheting, but I cannot get our camera to connect to our new PC. I'll have to ask my DH to help me out. I am just making a big granny with four skeins of Bernat softee baby yarn. I originally bought this yarn to make something else, but when I came home with it, I realized I had two different sorts of yarn. All the skeins had the same label and pretty much the same colors - it's a pretty ombre yarn with blues and greens and a little purple. Two of the skeins were clearly a little lighter and more cottony, while the other two were definitely all acrylic and thicker. So now I am putting them all together in this big granny to be someone's blanket. I have already crocheted two skeins and I am now on the third. The colors sort of remind me of Bikini Bottom/background to SpongeBob Squarepants. I'll probably donate it to some charity for a large baby or child's blanket. That is, if my son (he's 2) doesn't claim it first. "So back to my pineapple under the sea...."

2  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: ORGANIZING: Granny-A-Day OCTOBER start date 10/01 on: September 22, 2010 02:59:09 PM
I'll do it. I have a few skeins of some baby yarn that I never did anything with. I can make a big baby blanket to give away to someone. I'm glad I saw this!

3  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 05/11/10 - We have 200,000 members! on: May 12, 2010 12:43:20 PM
Congratulations and thanks for being here. This place is great! Roll Eyes
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Junk to Art for Annoying neighbour on: April 05, 2010 11:53:47 AM
Good for you! Hope your lazy neighbor at least appreciates your effort even if he has no idea where the paper came from. This is wonderful and creative way to do something positive. Sure it made you feel good! It is also beautiful. Great work!

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hexagon lap blanket on: March 19, 2010 01:33:33 PM
Yep! It was a long project. Thanks for the comments. I'm just glad it is done. I don't plan to touch a crochet hook for awhile!

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hexagon lap blanket on: March 19, 2010 10:06:56 AM
It's been quite awhile since I posted anything. I've been working on this "Hex-a-ghan" as I have been calling it since last October. I had joined in a crochet-a-long with Lion Brand. I thought I would finish by Christmas to give to my mom, but no, that was wishful thinking. I finally sent it out today for her birthday on Monday. Sewing in all those ends took forever!

The pattern was easy. It took me a few tries to make the hexagons correctly. I used Wool Ease yarn in four colors. I made one hexagon with a red center just to be silly. Turns out it was a useful thing as it helped me to find my place each time I got back to working on it. I also learned how to crochet the hexagons in as I went, which I thought looked much neater than whip-stitching them all together. I made a pile of them for each row and then attached them with the dark green yarn for the last row around. Here are some pics.

This is an early picture I took back in December showing just a few rows done.

Took this today outside. Finally done!

Here you can see the hexagon with the red center all by itself.

Hope my mom likes it. I have plenty of yarn left over. I was thinking I might make a pair of fingerless gloves and/or a scarf. She get then get all nice and cozy in her chair while she is watching TV.

Here's the link to Lion Brand's website and the crochet-a-long I participated in: http://blog.lionbrand.com/category/crochet-along/

Thanks for looking!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Long time desired wall on: March 08, 2010 04:26:54 PM
Very serene. Love the colors. I would stare at it too and be content if it was mine!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Custom Leapster Messenger Bags on: December 25, 2009 11:45:06 AM
This is a cool idea! My daughter has a set of Tag Reader books and a tag reader wand - also by LeapFrog. I never thought to create a "bag" or something to keep them all in. It would be a nice thing to have to keep her little brother (he's not quite 2 and into everything!) from getting his little hands on her wand and wasting the batteries. You are very creative to think of doing this!

Thanks for the idea!

9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 42 ENTRIES / Re: Field of Flowers Mosaic Suncatcher on: September 02, 2009 02:20:04 PM
I think this is a cool idea and I have tons of those little glass stones that this would be great for. Maybe hang the thing with one big suction cup on a ribbon? Or use some of those wire plate display holder thingys?

10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / 100 Lizards Living on a Tee on: May 27, 2009 08:26:41 AM
This is my first post so we'll see how it goes. My daughter (5) had her 100 days of preschool party last week. She was sad to miss it - we went on vacation. All the kids were supposed to bring in 100 of something. I had the idea before we left on vacation to make a t-shirt. I found a lizard rubber stamp and my truly ancient box of fabric paints and started working on it once we got back. It took a few days and my daughter loved it.

The front

The back

Detail - note: the black and white ones are kissing!

I dabbed on fabric paint directly to the rubber stamp and then smooshed it around the stamp using a wet paper towel. After printing a bunch on, I added white eyes and a little design for each one. I'll wash it in a few days after paints have a time to set.

Thanks for looking!

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