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1  Aaaaadventure Time! in Quilting: Completed Projects by kurzes_haar on: April 30, 2013 02:02:42 PM

This quilt has been long in the making. I started working on its design in November of last year. And I finally had all the fabric I needed a few weeks ago.

I had some rainbow fabric which I used to make a Lady Rainicorn binding. And I'm glad I had that idea! I fudged up on one of my mitered corner, so it was perfect to plop Lady's face in that corner.

My favorite block by far is Peppermint Butler. You can just feel the pure evil rolling off of him!
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2  Cotton Anniversary Present in Quilting: Completed Projects by kurzes_haar on: October 23, 2012 02:05:26 AM
My husband and I just (and by just I mean Monday) celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Aka the cotton anniversary. I admit that first I was a bit stumped as to what to get him, especially since he has more t-shirts than I have clothing (da truth!), then I realized that this would be the perfect opportunity to create my first actual-smactual-bigger-than-a-breadbox twin size quilt! What a perfect project for a quilting newbie, right?

First I cut out a butt-load of squares.

Then, after a bit of fancy sewing, I started piecing things together. Obligatory kitten photo. What is it with cats and them sitting or laying down on whatever I'm working on?

Top quilt is lookin' fine!

All quilted, complete with a hand sewn binding. You don't want to know how many episodes of Alias I had to plow through to get that bugger finished.

Thanks for looking!
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3  Big Macintosh in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by kurzes_haar on: December 25, 2011 04:25:08 PM
My fellow Bronies,

Do you tire of the female-only My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic toys? Do you yearn for a Spike action figure, a Doctor Whooves figurine, a Gummy plushie? My husband, a fellow Brony, love love loves Applejack and Big Macintosh. He opted out of getting an Applejack figurine, saying it'd be silly (although the figurine I saw didn't seem at all like Applejack. I mean, lack of freckles anyone?)

So I endeavored to create a suitable toy in which my Brony husband could show his support.

Meet Big Macintosh. He's pretty quiet, only speaking one-word sentences. He'd give Calvin Coolidge a run for his money.

Big Macintosh was made with a lot of love, swears, hurts, mistakes, and with Amelie in the background. He is my own pattern (which will played around with).

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4  Portal 2 freezer paper stencil hoodie in Stenciling: Completed Projects by kurzes_haar on: December 25, 2011 02:43:36 PM
Hullo hullo and a happy Christmas to you all!

I know I am a rather quiet voice on this website, so you might not remember my Doctor Who hoodie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367848.msg4323686#msg4323686) I made my husband last year. If you do, then get ready for round two!

My husband and I are both avid Portal fans. I adore the turrets while the man-flesh loves him some Wheatley and Space sphere. Note to any people who have not yet played Portal 2 and might get miffed: here be spoilers.

Remember the ending of Portal 2 with Wheatley and the Space sphere out in space? If you can't remember, check out the youtubes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WExqkx1ogGI

Got that scene in your head? Okay, here it is...

There you go.

Now let's see it in action!

Here's a close up of Wheatley:

You can totally see his regret for being mean to Chel. Totally.

Now let's have Mister Husband turn around!

If you can't smile when the Space sphere happily says "SPAAAAAAACE!" then good day to you.

If you can't tell from the photos, the hubs is totally pleased with his present despite the fact that he has to work a full 8 hour shift on Christmas.
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5  Nyan Cat Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by kurzes_haar on: October 07, 2011 06:33:20 PM
Like many people, I am on Facebook. A few days ago one of my friends posted a link on her wall of a Nyan Cat scarf, http://www.themarysue.com/nyan-cat-scarf-pattern/, and mentioned wishing she had a scarf of her own. I immediately took up the challenge! I took a look at the scarf and decided to make my own pattern.

It took a day, a trip to the store to buy some yarn (I seem to always be out of a color I need), and a few episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. And countless repeats of the Nyan Cat on youtube. I have officially cute-ed myself out.

p.s. Those "double rainbow" hand warmers I'm wearing are also going to go to my friend. Two! Two internet memes in one present!
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6  Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake for a Friend in Dessert by kurzes_haar on: August 20, 2011 12:04:11 PM

Hi all! This is my first post in the foodie section  Smiley 

I've never taken any proper baking/cake decorating classes (although I do want to in the future once money isn't so tight), but I do have a passion for creating delicious edibles in my kitchen. In the winter I created many a cupcake, but since I live in Michigan, summertime baking is done as an absolute last resort.

My good friend Margarita had been studying all year to take the GRE....and she passed! Since she was going to stop by my flat on her post-GRE triumph road trip, I wanted to make her something special and marvelous. Thus this beauty was born.

Margarita has a love for the chocolate and peanut butter. I was inspired by a cupcake she ate in Chicago (found here http://sallagosta.blogspot.com/2011/03/viaje-chicago.html). She LOVED the cake and was able to bring some back home with her.  Smiley

Congrats Margarita! You kicked some serious GRE butt!

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7  A special Doctor Who hoodie for a special person in Stenciling: Completed Projects by kurzes_haar on: December 22, 2010 10:03:28 AM

Okay, I am so excited about this I could squeal! In fact, maybe I am right now!

My husband and I love Doctor Who. He started later than me, but has proved worthy to be called a Doctor Who fan. I wanted to do something special for him for our first Christmas together, but he is a difficult person when it comes to presents. A few weeks ago, after watching him lust after a few Doctor Who items on Think Geek, I came up with this idea.

Behold! The "Blink" hoodie!



Here is a close up of the angel:

And here is the wording:

Let it be noted that this was not my first time using the bleach stencil technique with freezer paper, but it was my first hoodie to stencil. I hope he likes it!!!!
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8  Ninja hood scoodie for a manly husband in Crochet: Completed Projects by kurzes_haar on: November 07, 2010 09:17:04 PM

I recently created a bear attack scoodie a few days ago. My husband, after seeing it upon completion, requested that I make one for him as well for work. I figured he'd probably want something a bit more masculine, and since he is a Japanese interpreter, I figured a ninja hood would make him looks cool. And sneaky.

Here he is modeling my newest creation!

And here is a close up.

The best part about this scoodie?

.........The hood is detachable!

This is for when we need to go inside a store and not have people think he's a bank robber  Grin

This time I used some plain Jane worsted weight black yarn. No fancy stuff Sad  But husband attests that it is rather warm and after trying it out, I have to agree!
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9  Crochet sugar skull drawstring bag in Crochet: Completed Projects by kurzes_haar on: November 06, 2010 02:34:00 PM
Last week mister husband and I attended the Detroit Fanfare Zombie Walk as a zombie bride and groom. I had originally attended to create a sugar skull bag for the walk, but couldn't embellish my bag by the time the walk came around (thanks to getting married, moving, etc). So the bag was simply a skull for the walk.

Today I put the final touches on it!

I think I will sew a liner into it eventually...maybe once I get a sewing machine. In a way, this was my sugar skull for [late] Dia de los Muertos in honor of my Grandmother. She taught me how to crochet, enjoy crafting, and live life with laughter. This year was 5 years since she passed away.

Now I'm ready to go out on the town! Which, conveniently, will be tonight ^_^ 

I made the pattern myself  (still in its prototype stages) and crocheted the bag with worsted weight yarn.
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10  Bear attack scoodie in Crochet: Completed Projects by kurzes_haar on: November 05, 2010 11:40:25 AM
Please keep in mind this is technically a prototype  Smiley

I have a problem many people face in winter (particularly in Michigan). I am ALWAYS cold. Seriously. Always. And the outside? Let's not get started with the outside. Especially with that "s" word coming soon.

Anyways, in years past at collge I would bundle up with a hat with earnflaps and my trusty rainbow scarf, but not this year! Now I am a married woman and simply MUST look sophisticated (Dear Craftster people, behold my childish sarcasm...). Also, I fell in love with people's posts for scoodies aka hooded scarves and wanted to make my own.

This is my own pattern and still needs tweaking. Such as the super long scarf. But I'm okay with that. Remember the always cold bit? The super longness of the scarf will keep me more bundled up and warm.

Behold my creation!

For anyone curious, I used Lionbrand Homespun yarn for the main parts and worsted weight for the details.

Enjoy and keep warm!
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