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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Problems with Hoops and Tapestry Tables on: October 20, 2009 07:09:56 AM

I know this is a wierd discussion but I am going a presentation in my Uni about something with a design flaw that I am passionate about.

Mine is needlework.

I am doing a presentation on the fact that needlework and its aides havent moved on with the times.
They were made for high backed chair (e.g. tapestry tables) and you cannot do hoops double handed without resting on your knees.
I like to do mine snuggle on my sofa or in bed but they give me hand cramps or back ache because I can never get comfortable.
That and the hoops have a tendency to bugger up my fabric too which takes ages to iron out.

The questions are:

* Do you have any problems with your hoops/tables?
* What do you prefer?
* Do they give you RSI?
* Any problems/ things that irritate you would be greatly appreciated!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / I'm a Doctor, Not a Pillow! on: September 18, 2009 01:29:43 PM

A full week of being hunched over my tapestry table.
I am so excited.
I love my new pillow.

This is my second cross-stitching project as well which I am very proud of!
I hope you like it as much as I do!


This is the back fabric
I love it so much!
I want to cover everything in it!

3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / *Christmassy Baby Shower* PLEASE HELP! on: September 10, 2009 04:28:11 AM
I have a Christmas Do every year so everyone can meet up, have a chat and a rollicking good time.
In previous years we've had secret santa presents and lots of games, cocktail party and sleepovers Grin

But with my first term at University coming up very very soon, I realised I wouldnt have a lot of time to get everything sorted as I am one of the last back in december to my home town.
(December 11th, and my friend up in Edinburgh comes back on the 18th)
So my organisational skills and time to think of ideas will have to take a back seat this year!

I have to organise a Christmas do for 12 first-and-second year university student in about 1 or 2 days at christmas.
This year has a HUMUNGOUS difference.
I just found out that my close mate is not only getting engaged and getting a house with her boyfriend but yesterday she broke the news that she's pregant  Shocked
And we saw the sonargram pictures!


SO when I get back from my first semester she'll have a bump and we'll be back at our respective universities when her due date comes around so I wanted to throw a Baby Shower at the same time.

I Need:
* A dummies guide to throwing a baby shower
* Ideas for a christmas/winter themed baby shower
* Lighthearted/funny ideas as its going to be 12 girls and she hates being the centre of attention/girly things.

* Easy christmas party ideas
* Cheap...i'm a student, so not exactly flush with cash  Tongue

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / The Trek-A-Long! Ongoing--still alive! on: September 01, 2009 12:47:23 PM
The Trek-A-Long

From hard-core fans to the new breed all are welcome as we Trekfans are a lovely bunch!
And a very crafty fanbase it seems.

We would love to see anything
The Original Series
The Animated Series
The Next Generation
Deep Space Nine
Enterprise  Huh
And ALL the movies

There have been FOUR...count that....four swaps already and I believe there is already one in the pipeline because we just love all that Gene Roddenberry has created and what JJ. Abrams has beautifully taken on the task to to boldy go  Grin

Here are the links to the Swaps and will be updated in due time when new ones will inevitably spring to life
like if the Genesis device hit Craftster

Round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87690.0
Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=199999.0
Round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=243212.0
Round 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317054.0
Round 5 (Christmas Star Trek Swap): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331365.0

Orrkid lovingly compiled a set of lovely links during Round 4.
There is a mix of useful links to awesome crafts to take inspiration from.

Useful Sites

This site is for the animated series but it has some wonderful and downloadable images for crafting.

Which was asbolutely awesome for TOS quotes

These may take a while to sift through but amazing inspiration can be found on these sites
Black-Lupin on Deviantart has made a selection of TOS cross-stitch patterns which can be found at the following links:

Kirk Cross-stitch Pattern:  http://black-lupin.deviantart.com/art/James-T-Kirk-Cross-Stitch-133675072
Spock Cross-stitch Pattern: http://black-lupin.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Spock-Cross-Stitch-Pattern-133538691
Bones Cross-stitch Pattern: http://black-lupin.deviantart.com/art/Bones-McCoy-Cross-Stitch-Chart-133803526
Scotty Cross-stitch Pattern: http://black-lupin.deviantart.com/art/Star-Trek-Scotty-Cross-Stitch-134307391
Sulu Cross-stitch Pattern: http://black-lupin.deviantart.com/art/Sulu-Cross-Stitch-Pattern-133675310
Uhura Cross-stitch Pattern: http://black-lupin.deviantart.com/art/Star-Trek-Uhura-Cross-Stitch-134307532
Chekov Cross-stitch Pattern: http://black-lupin.deviantart.com/art/Chekov-Cross-Stitch-Pattern-133675614
Insignia Cross-stitch Pattern: http://black-lupin.deviantart.com/art/Star-Trek-Logo-Cross-Stitch-134308300

There aren't any pictures up as the site is under construction, but he can send you a picture if you email him. - ClonedBravo

And our very own ursulaandolive has her very own Etsy shop and it is full of all sorts of wonderful Trek and other geekarific items


Children's TNG Uniform: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319899.msg3686240#msg3686240

Female Star Trek uniform: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299431.0

Ruby Copperhead's Star Trek Dress: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315284.0

Whole Star Trek Crew: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308291.0

Borg costume (homecoming week): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=274188.0

star trek next generation woman's uniform: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195788.0

Graverobbergirl's Crafts:

Wallets & Bags




Star Trek Fabric


And Something Completely Different

Hilarious speculation on what would happen if Bones and Spock duked it out in Monopoly...3D!

Star Trek Insignia Pasties (not safe for work!)

Klingon vs. Valley Girls

Trek Motivational Posters
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Star Trek ATCs on: August 26, 2009 12:06:18 PM
These are my first attempt at making them.
These went along with the Star Trek Swap R4 and I was quite proud of these little fellas!

I hope you like them too!

6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Data Plushie on: August 26, 2009 11:54:15 AM
Just finished the Star Trek Swap Round 4 and I'm getting Round to posting everything.

My partner loves Data so I made her a plushie.
With a squeaker in his head Grin

The pattern went a bit wrong but it was supposed to be the wee wonderfuls bunny pattern:

Anyway, cute cute cute Grin

7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Data and Spot on: August 26, 2009 11:39:33 AM
Just finished the Star Trek Swap Round 4.
And now posting everything.

This is Data and Spot on canvas (very small)
With his name cross-stitched down the side.
It was very quick so its probably not the nicest thing ever but I was pleased with it.

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Star Trek Shrinkydinks on: August 26, 2009 11:36:54 AM
Just finished the Star Trek Swap Round 4 and I thought to post everything.

These are two little necklaces I made for it.
I thought they are really cute  Grin

This is Quark (from Deep Space Nine)

This is Q (from The Next Generation)

C+C welcome!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Spirk Cross-Stitch on: August 26, 2009 11:32:31 AM
Just finished the Star Trek Swap Round 4
So I am putting everything up Grin

This is my favourite thing I did in the whole swap.
Two days bent over my aida and this was the result.
Superbly happy with it.

Hope you like it.
I didn't know what maturity rating I should put on it because some people may not like the subject matter.
And it is kissy kissy Grin

10  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Crafting in Loughborough? on: August 16, 2009 02:44:36 PM
Howdy Hi!

I am moving up to loughborough university and was wondering if anyone knew if there were any good craft shops or charity shops that do fabric?

Or anything crafty up there.
At all.

If not I may have to drag my craft box (which seems to be getting bigger and near bursting point) up there Cheesy
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