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21  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Mars University Tee (Futurama ftw!) on: March 04, 2010 04:04:48 PM
I LOVE FUTURAMA! And I've wanted a Mars Uni. tee for a while, but they don't really sell the kind that I wanted... so I made my own  Wink

Oh no! Brain slug!

Haha, I look so heroic in that last one   Cheesy

And here's the inspiration:

KNOWLEDGE BRINGS FEAR! hmm... I might have to put that on the back ;P

I used a freezer paper stencil and some flexible fabric paint Smiley pretty easy. I may have put too many coats on though....

Btw, the brain slug can be found here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324982.msg3751974#msg3751974

Thanks for looking Smiley
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Knitting Needle Roll-up on: March 04, 2010 12:45:19 PM
I'm not the best knitter in the world, I can only knit squares/rectangles... but when I came across a bag of knitting needles from sizes 6-15 for less than $5 at Goodwill I jumped on them! Only problem was, I didn't have a good storage system for them  Undecided
Recently I got back into sewing (got my sewing machine out and everything!) and looked through my giant box of fabric scraps. I found that two (I think they're called "Fat Quarters" from JoAnne's) of them looked beautiful together and that the size would be perfect! So I got to brainstorming and this is what I came up with: Cheesy

I absolutely love the outer fabric!!!

Inside shot:

And here's both of the patterns together:

I love it so much Cheesy there's even a pocket for my crochet hook bag! Yay!

Thanks so much for looking Smiley Keep on bein crafty  Wink
23  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Cupcake Felt Needle Book on: February 20, 2010 06:46:29 PM
I was inspired by this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=63292;sa=showTopics;start=50 by user craftylittlemonkey and I just HAD to make one for myself Cheesy That and I've been wanting to make something cute and blue and pink for a while now. For eons I've been using a crocheted flower as my needle holder. Needless to say, that hasn't been working so well.

So here's my version:

The colors are pretty off and I tried fixing it but it didn't really work Undecided
Anyway, first time blanket stitching too!

I just love it Smiley

Thanks for looking!
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Draped Cardigan from a Tshirt + tutorial (pic hefty) on: February 14, 2010 01:09:52 PM
I was inspired to make this yesterday out of a t-shirt I spilled some sauce on and left a stain. The saying is really cute so don't worry, I did get a new one. However, this one has been in my stash for a while, just waiting to be re-made! My friend has something like this and I'm sure there's stuff at ROSS just like it, but this was only the price of the T-shirt and my time. Also I've not seen a tutorial for something like this (with sleeves and all) online anywhere, so I thought I would share Cheesy Overall it only took about 15 minutes! I think it would be a really cute thing to wear over cute Spring/Summer tops Smiley
Now for the pics!:


A T-shirt that fits (or is a little bigger)
Scissors (optional: seam ripper)
Sewing machine or needle and thread

Step 1:

Lay your T-shirt flat and measure across the line A-B. Make sure that it is the same length as line C-D and line E-F.

Step 2:

Cut along line A-B through both sides of the T-shirt.
Cut along lines C-D and E-F through only the front part and around the back neckline.
you should have a piece that looks like this:

I'm saving it for somebody's baby's bib Smiley lol

Step 3:
(sorry there aren't better pictures for the final steps...)

Seam rip (or cut) up the seam from A-A' and B-B'. I prefer seam ripping because I needed as much fabric as I could salvage.

Step 4: (using picture from step 3)
Place right sides of one half of the bottom of the shirt line A-B to right sides of line C-D, and sew. Do the same for line E-F.

Step 5:
Celebrate! you're done Smiley Now cut off any loose threads and even up the lines and you have yourself a cute vest. Go out and flaunt it!

Thanks so much for looking! This is my first semi-in-depth tutorial and I'd appreciate some feedback. Smiley Also, if you have any questions, I'd be glad to answer them.
C&C= Love. Happy Valentine's day!!!
25  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / 52 reasons on: February 11, 2010 04:42:55 PM
So I spent the last 4 days on this thing and I'm glad it's finally over and on its way to my bf!!! Seriously, after a while, it was a pain in the butt to find pictures to express what I wanted to say. I really hope he likes it Smiley
My bf is in the Marine Corps and the first time I visited him after we started dating he gave me a hello kitty box filled with note cards of 100 reasons why he likes me. It's been a little under 2 years since then, so I thought he might want something like that back Smiley I constructed it in an accordion way so all of the cards are taped together (time-consuming idea, but I like it that way). Anyway, on to the pics.

Just so you can get a good grasp at how friken huge this thing is:

And a few choice page combos:

I'm pretty sure the Einstein one has been done before, but since he IS both smart and funny, I figured it would be a good one for my 52 reasons too.

Why are we tetris enemies? I don't know, but he always keeps trying to beat my score on Facebook, and then I beat him back. It really amuses his friends >.<

Thanks so much for looking Cheesy
26  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Purple and black hats for a best friend on: February 09, 2010 03:36:17 PM
Okay, so these were supposed to be for one of my bestie's b-bay present, but some things got in the way and they were pushed aside. But now I am sharing them with you so... yay! Hopefully they will get sent to her soon Sad I feel so bad! I used a bright purple and a black color from Caron simply soft for both.

so the first one:

Pattern: http://knotsbyashley.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-first-pattern.html
I made it over the summer when my hair was looong  Shocked

and the second one:

Pattern: my own brain child. I couldn't come up with a pattern if you asked. it's all swirled and it starts off with the purple as sc but then develops into hdc and then ends with sc. I honestly have no idea what I was thinking to be honest.

Let me know what you think! I know they're not absolutely fabulous but yeah... I hope she'll like them  Lips sealed
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Harvard Yoga Pants on: January 30, 2010 07:44:52 PM
Okay, so, I saw this tute (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299282.0) on how to make yoga pants, and it was finally the thing to get me motivated to dust off my sewing machine! I love them! It's made from a large man's Harvard T-shirt. I added a piece of elastic to the fold-over waistband. They fall just below my knees, and being that I'm a short girl, it's a very nice length.



but anyway, thanks for looking Cheesy
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for detailed books to get me started in knitting on: January 13, 2010 03:52:10 PM
Hi there! I'm not new to knitting (as long as it involves a rectangle of some sort) but I would really like to be better at it. I have some round needles and an assortment of straight needles I got at Goodwill and I'm ready to start! (or rather, ready to further my education)

What I'm looking for is a book that helps you learn everything from knitting in the round to cables. I want to know it all! And mostly I want to learn about how to make a sweater Smiley (and everything else!) I have one book that has the most amazing patterns but for the life of me some of the terminology is way out of my league so it's hard for me to start.

If you can help me, please post some book ideas in the comments! I can't seem to find any really in-depth books like that, but maybe I'm not looking hard enough  Undecided

Thank you so much!
29  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Rainbow Scarf :3 on: December 29, 2009 07:46:12 PM
Okay, so I suddenly got this idea in my head after learning how to single crochet in back loops only. I will post a tutorial if anyone is interested, but really it's very simple Smiley
the scarf:

and the tassels I added to the end:

Thanks for looking!
30  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Alex's hats on: December 29, 2009 07:33:27 PM
So I made my bf several hats this season and wanted to share them here.

first a preview photo of 2 hats on me and my bf:

First hat, a basic hdc hat in Vanna's choice yarn

I didn't really use a pattern, I just kind of winged it out of hdc.

Second hat, from pattern http://www.piece-by-piece.net/Crochet/ddchat.htm

It turned out too big, so after I took the picture I tried to fix it, which I am still working on, lol.
I used Caron Simply Soft yarns for this project.

and then the third hat that I used my own brain pattern for:

I call it the "my favorite team" hat, because I made it specifically for my bf's new fave football team.
I will write down a pattern if anyone is interested Smiley It's kind of a "blend" between the two hats before.
It's made of doubled up Caron Simply soft and is hdc.
Oh and, btw, he hasn't taken off this hat since I made it 3 days ago! He loves it that much! I'm so happy Cheesy

Thanks for looking! C&C appreciated <3
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