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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Pillows on: October 18, 2011 05:54:24 PM
omg!!  is that a round ripple jacob's ladder pattern?  I made a rug like that.  Never thought to stop and make it a pillow, duh!!!  Love the colors.


12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Uterus on: October 07, 2011 01:51:48 PM
I just had mine taken out 3 wks ago  Cry    Yours looks better than mine did!! Grin
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Halloween wreath and treat bags on: October 07, 2011 01:49:16 PM
I like ths spiral bit of the treat bags.  Nice.  The wreath is too cute.
14  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet Halloween Ghost in a Pumpkin House--Free pattern link on: October 07, 2011 01:43:43 PM
15  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 67 ENTRIES / Re: my hippie oricle on: October 06, 2011 10:49:16 PM
I like the motif.  The bird adds that nice finishing touch.  Was that hard to cut out of duct tape?
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / cheery sunflowers small tutorial on: October 06, 2011 10:40:10 PM
I saw this pattern in an Annie's book of fridgies  pattern club leaflet. The flowers are supposed to be glued to a magnet.  I thought they would make a cheery arangement.   Since I can't move around too much, I had to figure how to make them with things that were already at home.  Here's how.

The flowers are basic: R1: chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. R2: 2 sc in each sc (12) R3: sc in 1st sc, inc in next sc around (18) fasten off.  Change color, slip stitch in 1st sc, chain 15, slip stitch in next sc around for 18 loops ss in first stitch fasten off. 

I had some 7 mm google eyes, they were glued on.  I used red yarn for smiley mouth.  I glued a bamboo skewer to the back, pointy side down, and glued a felt circle to hid that.  I let them dry really well.  Then I took some green floral tape and wrapped it around the skewer.  I decided not to make leaves.  The flowers looked like this:

I picked out an empty container I had lying around.  I looked high and low for some styrofoam and couldn't find any.  I tried plastic bags, but the flowers kept falling over.  I thought maybe beans,  no, not enough beans.  Buttons?  no.  Rice. not enough rice in house.  Styrofoam cup, hmmm.  I cut the rim placed it upside down in the container and wrapped plastic bags around to keep in place.  Tada!!  Here's what that looks like.

The flowers went in and stayed put.  (here I had to glue some googly eyes back in place)  Then I couldn't find moss or tissue to cut up to look like grass or excelsior or anything.  AArgh!!  Mom, use that candy corn you have in the cupboard.  They're disgusting.  Nobody eats them!! says the bright daughter.  ( I eat them, I think to myself, but I better not admit this)  And voila,  cheery sunflowers in a few hours that didn't cost a thing.

17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Ms. Whimsey on: September 08, 2011 06:03:32 PM
I looked at her in the workroom.  She is very cheerful!!   Thanks for the nice comments!!
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Happy Days! No more 100 degree days!! on: September 08, 2011 06:00:26 PM
Thanks for the nice comments everyone!! 
19  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 66 ENTRIES / Re: Seed & Pencil Stub Jewelry on: September 08, 2011 05:56:27 PM
I can see them now!!  I like the uniqueness of them.  Nice job of working with unusual materials!!

20  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 66 ENTRIES / Re: my real submission was a disastrous failure, so I crocheted an owl! on: September 08, 2011 05:49:22 PM
That was my inspiration!!  My sil's macrame owl she made in high school in the late 70's.  Believe it or not, it still hangs in my foyer!! 
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