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11  Year of the Cat by Al Stewart in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by momcuellar on: July 07, 2011 08:30:24 PM
I love this song, especially the line "she comes out of the sun with a silk dress running like a watercolor in the rain.

This is my first watercolor pencil on paper.  I intend to let this inspire me to making it maybe a batik or embroidery. 

Any suggestions?  Does anyone else think she came out looking sort of like Amy Winehouse?  Should I tune down the yellows and oranges?

Thanks for looking!!

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12  I submit this string art composition in CHALLENGE 64 ENTRIES by momcuellar on: July 07, 2011 08:11:47 PM
I hope this fits the criteria.  I started with a 12 x 12 piece of scrap pine, added brown felt to cover it.  I hammered in the nails in a circular pattern.  I used 3 colors of #10 crochet thread to string the circular motif.  I then used a gold metallic #3 crochet thread for the outer circle motif.  I finished, but hated the brown felt, so I took a black paint pen and colored the felt. This was not enough coverage, so I took black acrylic paint and went over the background with it.  I added dry brush strokes with a sky blue acrylic.  Last, I took a black sharpie and painted the inside of the motif.  To cover the outside of the frame, I glued blue hem tape to the outside and finished that off with some brass upholstery tacks.

Thank you.

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13  graduation gift in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by momcuellar on: June 01, 2011 07:47:28 AM
My niece is graduating from High School and I crocheted this little penguin for her. I got the pattern from the Lion Brand site.  I added a tux tail for stability and sewed buttons for eyes.  I also made up a motarboard as I went.  My son took one look at it and said Cool, a graduating owl.  Sigh...

Here he is.  I think I'll let my niece decide what it is.

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14  Hoot Hoot in Crochet: Completed Projects by momcuellar on: April 20, 2011 12:44:40 PM
I was reading in the discussions forum about wanting a pattern for an owl made of granny squares.  I googled crochet owl towel holder and thought I could improve on the look of these a little.  I used the folded granny for the head, made a round granny for the body (the last row is done only 3 quarters of the way to make wings) and the granny style corner for the tail.  It looked weird, so I rounded the granny square head .  I added the branch just for kicks. 

Do you think it's modernized enough?

I used yarns I had in stash, but would love to make one in homespun white for the body and some sort of fuzzy mottled thread for the head and wings.  Any suggestions for other colors?
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15  My Easter Cuties in Crochet: Completed Projects by momcuellar on: April 17, 2011 05:43:20 PM
I put these cuties here because my skills were tested with the hats.  I like the way they came out.  I can't wait to have granddaughters!! (poor girls!!)

 Here's the booklet I got the pattern from

There's a pattern to make these dolls butterflys.  I think those outfits are next!!

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16  Redress Patsy Ann Doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by momcuellar on: April 17, 2011 05:32:53 PM
I bought this Patsy Ann Doll at a doll fair here in town.  She is marked 1959 at the   of her neck, so I thought, Poodle Skirt.

I got the crochet pattern from a booklet named School Days Sweethearts by Vicky L. Tignanelli.  Can't wait to practice pants and maybe make her Mod!!

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17  Retro spiral crochet in Crochet: Completed Projects by momcuellar on: April 06, 2011 07:38:26 AM
I found these doll heads and hands at a swap meet.  It took me forever to find instructions for crocheting bodies.  They seemed too complicated and detailed.  Then looking at the ads at the end of a 70's magazine, I saw these clowns that looked like yo-yos sewn together for legs and arms.  I let my fingers do the walking on the internet, found craftelf.com and used the clown pattern.  I made up the skirt as I went. 

sorry about the picture.  I still suck at photography!!
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18  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by momcuellar on: January 18, 2011 12:38:39 PM
sunspotted, the hat is so neat!!  I like the shape of it, not the mention the 70's yarn, yum!!

So now, i put down the clay and did three little projects to use up leftover yarn.  The woodstock was immediately taken by a coworker.  The rainbow bear has been requested that she stay at work (I snuck her home to get pictures!!).  I haven't even shown the ode to green bay bear (don't tell dh, we live in a Dallas Cowboy household!!)  at work.  He's mine I tell you, all mine!!!!!!   Sorry, lost it there for a moment.  Does any one feel this way about parting with your crafts? 

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19  Ynot and Alesi update: RIP Ynot 1/20/11 in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by momcuellar on: January 15, 2011 12:01:57 PM
Here's my second beginner project.  I tried using glass bugle beads as legs and found clay doesn't stick to them!!  I am liking playing with clay alot.  At the groceries today, I bought food coloring and want to experiment with my own homemade clay.  Wish me luck!!

As my friends, the aliens say Glib A Glob Gloopy!  (have a nice day!)

Update:  Ynot met his untimely death today, plunging to oblivion from his perch atop his high shelf.  His mate Alesi watched helplessly as he was tipped over by an unknown force (Mom bumped the bookcase with her big ole tush).  He hurtled towards the floor asking himself why he had come to this big cruel world.   He will be missed.
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20  my first clay creation, I think I'll call him Beto in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by momcuellar on: January 13, 2011 11:37:15 AM
This is my first foray into clay.  First thing I learned: cut my nails!! I indented alot of marks.   He looks tired, just like me!!  He looks just like my dad with his big old smile just looking at the young girl frogs out in the distance.  Maybe on the next one, I'll make a guitar he can pick on!!

Sorry for the picture quality, a photog I am not!!  What do you all think, should I keep making clay things?  Will I get better?
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