A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest
News from Internet Brands:
Closing the Craftster Community on December 19, 2019.
Read the details here.
Total Members: 323,619
Currently Running With Scissors:
135 Guests and 0 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials Crafting Calendar City Guides
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 21
1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: baby bunnies for baby beans on: March 13, 2009 01:11:47 PM
the mods happened along the way and mostly involved making it smaller (so casting on fewer stitches etc.) to fit a newborn.
i also made a mistake in the back but instead of ripping it i worked it in (so the back has a band around it that flows to the front band). it is barely visible.
and obviously i left out the embroidery.
i'm sorry i write nothing down!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / baby bunnies for baby beans on: March 11, 2009 07:50:51 PM
I've been knitting quite a bit these last few months, but haven't posted. Mostly I've been knitting mittens, fingerless gloves and mason jar cozies galore. About a month ago my friends had their first child, a beautiful little girl named Chaya (it means life in Sanskrit and Hebrew). Prior to her birth she was simply called the bean and I knit her this hat with the request that there be no pink.

And this is that hat, modified from the pattern in SNBN.

the hat:

another view

and the package it went wrapped up in
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Grad Student Supprt Swap GALLERY on: November 13, 2008 01:40:27 PM
I received from Wildeheart2105 today!

she made me a huge bag and a pencil case, both of which are partially hand sewn,
three bookmarks,
and a necklace with a bird on it.

she also sent a card that matches the bookmarks.

it looks like a lot of time went into the bag!

thanks Erica!

my camera is being funny and its pitch dark out already (ahh winter in Canada) so I'll try to take better photos later.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: hitch hiking Our Lady Of Guadalupe on: November 07, 2008 03:42:43 AM
first off, awesome project. the amount of stitchwork is unbelievable and the quality is much. much better than most people start off with (myself included).

I've also done the hitchiking, it's way more tame than most people think, if you do it right.  You gotta protect yourself, and it's best not to do alone.  I have hitched alone ( one of the the longest trips I ever made I did on my own and that was Utah to S Florida) but I wouldn't recommend it, it was kinda scary.

I've also hitched quite a bit, in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Botswana, Zanzibar, Israel and the list goes on.

I won't recommend it, it takes a certain type, but it is one incredible way to travel. I've met incredible people and had almost exclusively good times. I can say without exaggeration that the two worst hitchhiking moments were hitting and killing a deer on a rural road in BC and being forced by a trucker to go see the Terry Fox monument at 2 in the morning.

Congratulations on a job well done and a great sounding trip.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Grad Student Supprt Swap GALLERY on: October 30, 2008 01:04:31 PM

Hmm... probably at a used book store? 

It's so awesome! I'm currently elbows deep in some rereading of Linda Nochlin and Pollock and Parker. Seeing that card is so perfectly timed.

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Grad Student Supprt Swap GALLERY on: October 30, 2008 06:32:15 AM
Lucky you kimmasaurus! And incredible package oneredboot!
While everything is beautiful (and awesomely useful!) but I have to say I really like the annee internationale de la femme card. Where did you get that?
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Grad Student Support Swap (SEND BY 10/30/08) on: October 19, 2008 11:10:40 AM
Whew, what a weekend!

I'm taking a class on museum practises and as a project we curated a show, put together a colour catalogue and held a vernissage and full day symposium with international speakers. We opened this weekend with the vernissage on Friday and the symposium Saturday. I was at school from 9am to 11:30 pm and then 9am to 7pm. Then this morning I got up at 6 to work on a video shoot.

Some how I still managed to find time this week (did I mention I'm grading 73 exams right now?) to craft and finished things for the swap. I really love one of the items and am planning to make myself one as a reward for timely grading (if I manage that)

Happy crafting, and I wish you stress-free weeks!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Grad Student Support Swap (SEND BY 10/30/08) on: October 06, 2008 09:19:46 PM
Okay! This is the best advice forum ever.
I'm ready to admit it. I can't get it all done. Not the reading, that is.
And the advice about extra projects: so helpful. I naturally tend to say yes to projects and am going to need to learn to say no when need be.
Also, the scheduling advice. I've started to get one going (it involves waking up early for yoga so I can read the rest of the day) but I need to work on this.
Thank you all so much!

9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Grad Student Support Swap (SEND BY 10/30/08) on: October 05, 2008 06:46:54 AM
For all you pros of Graduate Studies, how on earth do you manage your time!?  I'm getting better, but I think since I've been out of school for 4 years, I've gotten rusty!!  Between working, school, my own sewing, and the housework, I feel like i have no 'me' time.  Eventhough I sew and craft in my "me" time, i want more "me" time so i can like... do nothing. hahahaha

I feel you!
I started a month ago (ahh Canada, always off to an early start) and am in deep. I have no me time lately.
It's pop Montreal http://www.popmontreal.com/ this weekend here and I decided to use that as an excuse for 'me' time. But that means very little structured crafting time!
Ahhh well.

But yes, seasoned grads: more tips please! How on earth do you get all the reading done? And for course work...?
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Grad Student Support Swap (SEND BY 10/30/08) on: September 29, 2008 11:07:23 AM
I'm taking three (yes three, I'm crazy!) classes and teaching. I'm also doing research for myself and for a professor. And I am auditing a class.
And that's just school related. Last week I seem to have volunteered to make a video for a friends music.... by October 25th!

So here I find myself on craftster, procrastinating.

As for craft updates...I've started work on two of the items and am really excited about them. As for the third big one, I'm debating. I know what she wants but I'm at a loss of how to make it really cool, in a way she would like. So I'm tempted to do it my way...involving lots of knitting...

I'm so happy we still have a whole month!

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 21

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Christmas Crack
Meal Prep Monday: Black Eyed Pea and Squash Soup
Craftster Featured Projects - Dedicated to the People Who Made It

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map | Do not sell my personal information

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands