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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first crochet project - comfort pack on: June 02, 2010 02:39:35 PM
I am venturing from the world of sewing to the world of crocheting and finished my very first project this afternoon. I know it may not be as spectacular as some of the amazing things here but I love it!! I wanted to make something useful so I make a comfort pack. It's just a bag with button holes and crocheted "buttons." Then I made a pack with lentils and essential oil to slide inside. Then you just button it up to secure it! If you want it heated just throw the entire thing in the microwave for 30 seconds. I am going back to college in the fall and have an hour drive three days a week ahead of me so hopefully this will help when I am on the road!
The pack all buttoned up:

Unbuttoned showing how the inner pack slips out:

Thanks for looking! Hopefully I will get some fabulous stuff finished soon to share  Wink
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sugar Skull Satchel...With A Twist! (Pic and exp. heavy) on: May 26, 2010 04:42:13 PM
It was an Alexander Henry fabric I got from a local quilt shop  Smiley
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sugar Skull Satchel...With A Twist! (Pic and exp. heavy) on: May 25, 2010 03:35:08 PM
I saw something very similar to these being sold at Michael's craft store and though what a nifty idea. The bags that were in the package there were in my humble opinion...gross. First they were $9.99 for two bags and you got one red one and one dark green one. No other color choices. Then I did something that I feel is a no-no: I opened the package to inspect them further (I did roll them carefully back up and put them nicely back into the package though). They were rolled up and I wanted to see what was so special about them. I found out that it was nothing. They were 6" drawstring bags made out of a single layer of nylon. Ew ew. I could make something even more fabulous and personalized for a little time and a heck of a lot less money! So I scoured the interwebs and found this bag. It is essentially a drawstring bag...with a twist.
This is the bag all cinched up with my supplies in it:

This is how much stuff fits in there (plus some room):

Here is the lining. I wanted a light lining so I can see what was in there (it is a light blue pirate-nautical pattern):

And the twist: there is a 3" gap where the drawstring does not pass allowing this little "lip" to stick out when the bag is drawn closed. The advantage is that you can have your yarn in the bag where it cannot get tangled, dirty, roll under furniture, be "discovered" by your pets who bat them into the other room and have the yarn feed freely out of the bag through the lip. Genius!

14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Matroyshka Dolls Crochet Roll on: May 24, 2010 04:39:20 PM
I am not sure that this belongs in this category, but I have seen pencil/crayon rolls here so I am going for it! I have recently taken up crocheting and have been going to classes once a week. Most women there have their hooks and supplies in fancy cases they buy online, or (like I had) a ziploc freezer bag. Since I was a seamstress 1st I thought that I could make myself a cute case so here it is!
The case unrolled. It has 9 spaces that are wide enough to fit the big hooks, or multiple small hooks. There is also a smaller pocket for tapestry needles on top of a wide pocket for scissors and stitch markers:

The top folds over to secure the hooks so they do not slide out when the case is rolled up:

And all rolled up and tied together with a piece of flower ribbon:

Thanks for looking  Wink
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Squidley the Kraken!!! on: May 24, 2010 04:39:14 PM
Super cute! Grin
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Tree of Life Wall Quilt on: May 24, 2010 04:37:24 PM
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Super Mario Bros. mini quilt on: May 24, 2010 04:35:37 PM
This is great! It would be perfect for my "game" room!
18  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Panda Wallhanging on: May 24, 2010 04:34:22 PM
This is beautiful! It reminds me of the patterns sold at a local quilt shop that has endangered species.
19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Firefly Amis - Captain Mal, Jayne Cobb, Inara on: May 24, 2010 04:01:13 PM
I love love love these!
20  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: CROCHET GIR *** with pattern*** on: May 24, 2010 03:59:12 PM
I am making this for my husband to go with the Gir painting he requested last year! Thank you for the tute!
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