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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Cuff Swap Anyone? on: March 09, 2006 09:14:25 PM
So lately i've been really admiring all the great arm/wrist cuffs that are being created on here, and so many different types!  Punk, goth, pretty, delicate, classy, knitted, recon'd, beaded....just loads of great arm cuffs!  So i want to organize a Cuff Swap!  Would anyone be interested?  Here's roughly what i'm thinking:  i'd post a questionnaire for everyone to fill out, saying what kind of cuff they'd prefer (styles, color, size, etc.), and then the type that they could make.  I'd match people up accordingly, post partners, and then we'd all have 2 weeks to craft 2 cuffs for our partner, one for each wrist or arm...hehe...like wonder woman! 

Any takers?  Or any other things people might want to add?

Depending on the interest, I'd like to start sign-ups soon and have it close March 31'st.  Sendouts would be somewhere around April 15'th.

Let me know so we can get rolling!

12  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Cutie Pie Stenciled Onesies :-) on: March 09, 2006 01:30:36 PM
I am a proud new auntie, my sister just had a baby boy, so I decided to make sure he got started out in crafty style!  I bought a 5 pack of newborn onesies, $7.99 at Target, and spiced them up with some stencils i made!  Here are the results:

i just did a google image search for random stuff to find pics, and then tweaked them a bit and added hearts or little details to make them into cutie pie stencils!  I'm waiting for some action shots from my sister!  Wink

thanks for looking,
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / The Emotional Swap on: January 06, 2006 12:41:12 PM

"emotion is the language of a person's mental state of being, normally based in or tied to the person's internal (physical) and external (social) sensory feeling. Love, hate, courage, fear, joy, sadness, pleasure and disgust can all be described in both psychological and physiological terms"

So here's my idea:
Everyone who signs up would pick one emotion that they want their partner to use as a theme for what they make for you.  All participants would have the same 3 basic things to create for their partner:
1. something wearable (shirts, jewelry, gloves, etc.)   
2. something to listen to (mixed cd or tape) 
3. a surprise (maybe based on partner's likes and preferences)

For example, your partner chose the emotion "depressed" let's say. Using that as your theme, one might make a shirt designed with a wilting flower, or a sad robot, or a balloon deflating for the wearable item.  Then, you consult your music library and put together a kickass mix of "songs for the depressed" or "songs to further your dark decent" or..you get the idea.  And then based on your own unique crafty skills, make them a surprise... since i knit, i might knit up a pill shaped pillow or a hotwater bottle cozy or something. 

This is just sorta a rough idea, so give me some feedback on what you think!  Any interest?   
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Pink Ladybug Purse on: December 26, 2005 10:04:37 PM
I made this purse for a christmas swap and it turned out decent enough to post some pics finally! Smiley

It is a slightly modified version of a pattern in a book called "25 bags to knit" (which i highly recommend for those of you who are purse/bag obsessed) I used two different yarns, knitted together, for the entire bag.  one was a mauve colored silk ribbon and the other was a tweedy pink Rowan wool blend yarn.  I used size 10 circulars, first project on circulars, and i think i'm finally a circular convert! 

15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need pattern for Angel Tree Topper on: November 14, 2005 09:17:45 PM
Hi everyone,
I am in dire need of a pattern, knitted or crocheted, of an angel tree topper.  I found one with a google search that I LOVE, but there is no pattern.  The only info given was that it was from the 1999 Fall issue of Knitter's Magazine.  My search for a back issue of the magazine has proved fruitless and I am sad  Embarrassed  My grandma used to make little ornament size angels, crocheted out of really thin white yarn, and then dipped in starch to stiffen into shape.  This is what i'm after, the doily kind of look, but I want a tree topper darn it!  Anyone have any suggestions of where I might find either a pattern, or the Fall '99 issue of Knitters?

16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fingerless Gloves! Yay! on: October 27, 2005 02:57:38 PM
This is my first finished knitting project after several failed attempts....finally something worth giving to someone!  I used a sport weight alpaca yarn that is sooooo soft and fuzzy, i love it.  If you like the pattern, you can buy it off of www.knithappens.net or email the pattern maker directly.  The name of her company is Mac & Me and her email on the pattern is [email protected].  My glove addiction is not yet satiated!


17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Sweater Monsters!!! Trick or Treat :-) on: October 27, 2005 12:08:51 AM
So this is my first post here on craftster, i'm in awe of all the fabulous creations on here.  Basically, I had a pile of old sweaters that had either accidentally gotten shrunk in the dryer, had a hole somewhere, or just didn't fit anymore.  So I decided to felt them and turn them into huggable fuzzy monsters.  I think the most fun was coming up with the patterns....i doodled all night drawing simple outlines of monsters, it was as if I was back in 2'nd grade again.  hehe...i just needed some elmer's and some glitter.  Here are a few of the resulting creations:











I'm addicted now....i need to go thrifting for some nice fuzzy sweaters!

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