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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Thread jar on: February 27, 2012 06:14:42 AM
I used a jar to make a handy storage for my thread. I always misplace it and when I drop it, it unwinds really quickly. And I can never seem to find a pair of siscors even though I have about 8 of those lying around.

It's also nice as a waxine light holder.

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Notebook cosy, tea wallet & sunglasses pouch on: January 14, 2012 11:58:13 PM
I made this set for a friend at swap-bot. She likes kawaii, deer and pink. I found this hiddeous/gorgeous fabric and thought it was the perfect match for her. I'm not really into kawaii myself so this fabric would never be my personal choise. But she loved it.

Notebook cosy:

Tea wallet:

Sunglasses pouch (free pattern from stop staring and start sewing blog)

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Flower fridge magnets + pattern on: January 14, 2012 11:51:33 AM
The flower is very easy to make once you understand how to fold the petels. Took me some time before I got it but after that it was peanuts making them.

English notations
Yarn: Schachenmayr Catania (but the pattern works with any kind of yarn)
Crochet hook nr. 3 (Europe)

Chain 6 and close with a slip stitch.

Chain 3, crochet 3 treble crochet in the ring, chain 3.
Turn around
1 tr in first tr, 1 tr in the next 2 tr, chain 3

Turn around

Fold the petal backwards and crochet *1 tr in the ring
3 more tr in the ring, chain 3

turn around

1 tr in first tr, 1 tr in the next 2 tr, chain 3*
fold backwards again and repeat everything between the *

Repeat untill you have 7 petals, close with slip stitch.

Stick a pretty brad through the hole and glue a magnet on the back. Done!

4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / HTC pouch in granny stripes on: January 12, 2012 02:52:56 AM
I made this based on a sewing pattern from JonaG (stop staring and start sewing blog). I used Schachenmayr Catania yarn and crochet hook 3 (European). I made an inside pouch for extra protection with off white wool felt. Didn't even need to attach it to the pouch. It just sort of clings to the yarn.

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet frames - tutorial on: January 02, 2012 08:59:17 AM
Crochet frames are easy to make. There's a tutorial at the bottom of this page. Hope you'll like it!

These are great for little pictures, cut out (christmas) cards, your prettiest buttons, pretty fabric, cute little charms etc. I want to try one with Zpagetti too, a really big one.

You will need:

Yarn (I used Phildar Coton 3 and Schachenmayr Catania)
Crochet hook nr. 3


- crochet a chain of 5 and close with a slip stitch.

- chain 3, and 14 treble chrochet in the ring, close with slip stitch.

- chain 3, 2 tc in every tc, close with slip stitch

- chain 3, 1 tc on first tc, 1 tc in the next, then 2-1-2-1-2 etc. Close with slip stitch.

- chain 3, 1 tc on first tc, 1 tc in the next 2, then 2-1-1-2-1-1-2 etc. Close with slip stitch.

- chain 3, 1 tc on first tc, 1 tc in the next, then 2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2 etc. Close with slip stitch.

Now stick your crochet hook in the front loop of the first stitch of the previous round and make a double crochet. Repeat this for every tc, putting your hook in the front loop of the tc's. Close with a slip stitch.

- For the next row decrease every second stitch, close row with a slip stitch.

- Now you choose to fasten off or crochet one more round, 1 dc in every dc.

To give your frame more body use carton and fiberfill to "stuff" it before you put in your photo/card etc.

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Shabby chic notebook cosy on: September 18, 2011 05:36:58 AM
For a swap-bot swap I hade to make a profile suprise for my partner. She likes shabby chic and notebooks (the paper kind) so I made her a notebook cosy. It felt really weird to stain, bleach and torn it after I made it. A bit scary even because I wasn't sure it would turn out alright. Just in case I'd screw up I made "before" pictures too. But I think it turned out quite nice.

This before the staining, bleaching and torning:

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Heart pouch on: September 16, 2011 10:48:05 AM
One of my crafty friends is going through a rough time. To show her our love and support, all her crafty friends made her a heart and we all sent it at the same time to her. She received 29 hearts in total! I made her this heart with a pouch with a heart inside.

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Plant adornments on: August 04, 2011 12:05:23 AM
I was inspired by these: http://littlezhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-plant-dornments.html. I love the things she makes.

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / More dog collars on: August 03, 2011 11:22:34 PM
How many does a dog need? My dog Guus has 12...

I just read the last reply on another dog collar post I did months ago. Somebody asked me where I buy the hardware. I shop at etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewingSupplies.

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Comfortable crochet hook handle on: August 03, 2011 10:51:50 PM
I love those crochet hooks from Clover with the handles on them. But the color is just very boring. So I made my own with polymer clay. These handles are even bigger than Clover and it's really comfortable crocheting.

This is how I did it:
Use about 15-16 grams of clay for each handle. Knead it until soft and make a long shape. Place the hook on the clay and push it into the clay.

Use about 15-16 grams of clay for each handle. Knead it until soft and make a long shape. Place the hook on the clay and push it into the clay.

Use a different color clay to decorate it. You can leave it round or slightly flatten the handle, whatever your prefer.

Use a rubber stamp to press the crochet hook number in the clay. Bake it in the oven according to the instructions and lacque it when it's cooled down.

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