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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Blanket for Evie (Image Heavy) on: July 30, 2010 01:30:16 PM
I started this blanket when my best friend was pregnant with her first child, her daughter Evie.
The little girl is here now and so is her blanket, finally!

The blanket bottom. The green is popcorn stitch without the back being popped.

All folded up and waiting for winter!

Criticisms welcome!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Mad Men swap? on: January 30, 2010 07:28:29 PM
A couple of threads have come and gone but who's down for some Mad Men withdrawal/coping swap?
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Crochet Hook/Knitting Needle Roll (Picture Heavy!) on: January 17, 2010 11:58:05 AM
I was so excited about this when I made it a while back!
It just took a lot of problem solving because of the tiers of pockets and the folds that give the hems of fabric that show the underlying pieces. It was done with a thick denim/robin cloth type fabric as the lining for sturdiness. I liked matching the muted floral with the red denim in the piece. And, I'm trying to now use it because I just have too many hooks and needles now. I now would have added a top flap but it's pretty secure, nonetheless.

I love that the stitching that made the pockets created a ribbing effect. I like how it looks against the fabric.

All wrapped up!

The tie.

The circulars can be put needles up or down, I usually put my small scissors in the pocket, too. It can fit up to my P size hook. My cable needles are in the top tier, shallow sleeves.


Thanks for looking!
All C&C welcomed!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Cherry Blossom Shell Pendant Necklace and Earring Set (Image Heavy!) on: December 20, 2009 09:54:15 PM
I am so incredibly pleased with how this future Christmas gift turned out!
I used garnet seed beads for the length of the wire and tried to accentuate the colors in the pendant with the surrounding beads.

Critiques welcome!
(Sorry for the picture haziness, the flash washed out the beads...)

The earrings:

Wooden beads with red glass
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Garter Stitch Yellow Scarf on: December 20, 2009 09:47:00 PM
I second scarf I've finished knitting!
I'm pretty freakin' happy with how it turned out Smiley

I hadn't woven in the tails yet! Tongue

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reconstructed Jewelry Plates! on: December 09, 2009 09:33:58 AM

I am so pleased with how these turned out!

I made jewelry plates as the main gift for Christmas presents this year. I've been thrift store shopping for unique glassware for a month or so and actually got a box of dishes off freecycle for this purpose.

Using unique glasses like pilsner glasses, brandy snifters, and wine glasses makes each one special. I bought votive candle holders or small cups for the top plate so they can serve as ring holders.

I used E6000 glue around the rims of the glasses to secure them. They are melded together now! It was really important to not use too much glue thought because my first ones had the glass bottoms slide overnight because they were on too thick of a pool of glue. I also did them one tier at a time to help with that as well.

On this one, I let the glue drip into thin strings and then crossed them in the bowl of the wine glass. It makes something that looks like the sugar bird nest type food creations. I like the look it gave it.

This one is particularly pretty. The white and light exposure washed out the image, sorry!

Thanks for looking!
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Crocheted Christmas Tree Ball Ornaments on: December 09, 2009 09:20:52 AM

I made these using a technique my best friend taught me when she organized and I participated in the Coraline swap. For doll heads and round balls like this, aluminum foil covered with Sculpey clay that is baked becomes an ornament like this! I bought galvanized wire for the loops and wrapped the foil around those loops before I put clay over it. They're fairly heavy and pretty sturdy ornaments!
For the outside, I began with a crocheted round and increased for the allowance of the bottom of the ball and then just crocheted in the round until I reached the top then decreased and bound it off when it reached itself completely.

Here are some close-ups!

This one was a wool bought in Florida by the same friend. I made hers out of that!

Eyelash yarns were my favorite with these!

Homespun yarns do well, too!

Thanks for looking!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Did I just make a Garter Stitch?! on: December 08, 2009 09:09:10 AM
I just learned to knit at the end of last school year and I've just finished my first piece that was bigger than a potholder.

Now in reading about how to do more complicated stitches, I'm confused as to whether what I just finished is a Garter stitch...

I have only really done knit stitches. I did the whole scarf, 28 stitches across, knitting each stitch. I thought it would just be called a knitted scarf but some of the very confusing definitions for Garter stitches said that if something is done with each stitch knitted row after row it's a Garter stitch.

Can anyone direct me to a clear definition of the Garter stitch? I want to know which is which!
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Orange Amigurumi Doctor Bear on: August 03, 2009 07:22:59 PM
I crocheted this after my best friend's grandma had a stroke.
I thought it would be nice to have a doctor around that told you the cutest and the best news all the time!!!

With the collar up...

With the collar down...

Thanks for looking!!!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / love! love! love! cross-stitch on: June 21, 2009 11:14:28 PM
For my best friend's birthday!
A lot of our email correspondance/letters/etc. over the years have a love,love,love! closing so I thought It'd be thoughtful to do a dishtowel cross-stitch of that.

I still have a tetris and tea one in the works but for now I'm done with this one.

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