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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Coral Reef (pic heavy) on: August 29, 2011 12:07:59 PM
My Mom and I have been working with fellow crocheters on a satellite reef of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project for the past few weeks. These are the pieces that my Mom and I have created:

This was my first attempt with hyperbolic crochet.

This was Mom's first piece.

Our pieces side by side.

My second one, this time with fun fur.

Mom's totally awesome brain coral.

Another side by side shot.

My anemone pillars.

Mom is working on some neat coils that I will post soon. We have had so much fun working on this reef.
Thanks for looking!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocheted wrist rest for work on: July 13, 2011 07:46:24 AM
After several weeks of spreadsheet work, my wrist has been killing me. So I got out some scrap yarn and a bag of dry lima beans and made this:

It's just a single crochet and I switched out the colors randomly.

I like it a lot and plan to make one a little smaller for my boyfriend. He needs one that is a little lower since he plays a lot of games online and has to move quickly Smiley

Thanks for looking!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Canasta-themed fabric coasters on: June 28, 2011 07:56:51 AM
I made this set of four coasters for my Aunt and Uncle. They have played Canasta for years with my parents, so I thought it would be fun to make coasters that they could use while they played (and when I play with them). The fabric came from a pair of pajama pants that I had that kept shrinking in the wash. So I cut the pants down to shorts and used the leftover material.

I used this pattern: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/07/fabric-coasters.html

I had a little trouble with them as they were a stretchy material and kept sliding as I sewed it together, so some of the edges are a little wonky, but I like them a lot. I presented them to my Aunt and Uncle when my Mom and I went down to visit last week. I can't wait to make more coasters and give them as gifts!
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Old heavy tape dispenser: what to do with it? on: March 24, 2011 10:48:41 AM
So I was cleaning my desk at work today and found this old tape dispenser (seriously I think it is older than me). It is missing the piece inside that actually holds the tape, so we were going to throw it away. I could not bring myself to do it. It is going home with me. It is weighted, making it nice and heavy. I was thinking it could make a fun doorstop for my screen door, but I want to make it cuter/more fun. Any ideas or other suggestions that could shed light on its potential? Thanks!

5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Completed Old Snake Sackboy on: December 21, 2010 01:21:28 PM
This is now my most favorite project ever. My boyfriend and I bought my little brother household gifts for Christmas since he is living on his own for the first time and I wanted to make him something that would be a little more "present-y". So I decided to make him the Little Big Planet version of Old Snake. I cannot wait for him to open it on Christmas Day.

I tried to use a few patterns that I found online and on Craftster, but truth be told, I am awful at reading patterns, so I took a few hints from the patterns a I found and winged it from there. Everything is crocheted (then the body, arms, legs and head are stuffed) and I added an old zipper pull from an old pair of jeans. I am happy with the result and I plan to make more Sackboys (my best friend already has an order in for 3 different ones) so hopefully I can develop my own pattern. It was a blast to make.

Thanks for looking!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / My first Christmas Wreaths! on: December 17, 2010 01:19:33 PM
This year I had the opportunity be get two great evergreen wreaths and decorate them like a big girl Smiley
My Mom taught me for the millionth time how to tie a bow. We also got to re-purpose two of her old grapevine wreaths into two new ones! The first two wreaths were the ones that Mom helped me with and the other two I worked on with my best friend, while she made a wreath of her own.

Thanks for looking!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Bacon Scarf - Christmas present for the boyfriend on: November 15, 2010 10:56:10 AM
So I was sitting at work the other day thinking about some easy but fun scarves I could make for Christmas presents when I thought I could make a bacon scarf for my boyfriend. I clicked around and found inspiration from several places online. So I found a free pattern online for a wavy scarf and grabbed some leftover yarn. I finished it in about two hours (had to keep hiding it from my boyfriend). It actually started to "seize up" in a few places because I was using two different kinds of yarn, but I am super happy about that because it actually makes it look like cooking bacon. I plan to wrap it in plastic wrap, make a label for it and make it look like a package of bacon from the store, then wrap it in gift wrap and stick it under the tree.

Again, this was inspired by other crocheters out there, so this is by no means original, but I am proud of it. It was definitely a great use for my scrap yarn.
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