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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Tiny Item Swap on: July 06, 2013 05:47:17 AM
Would anyone be interested in a miniature swap, or tiny item swap.  I was thinking of maybe doing a swap where we would send a tiny item( small than 2 X 2 X 2) to a partner or two or three! 

I'd be willing to co-organize the swap, but since I've never organized before I would love to have some help.

Also any ideas on this swap would be great!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My First Doily on: July 03, 2013 06:23:51 PM
I've been meaning to post this for a while. This is my first doily. I made it as a late Christmas present.  It didn't flatten out so nicely, I'm sure it's a tension issue.  I spent between 24 and 30 hours on this piece.  I'm pleased with it, even if the tension is a little off.

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Altered Altoid Tin - Robot on: September 06, 2012 06:15:32 PM
So I've seen lots of amazing altered tins on here and wanted to try one of my own.  I read this amazing tutorial ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374080.0 ) and wanted to give it a go.  I originally planned to just decorate it with robot themes then I stumbled upon Gordon Bennett's robots ( http://www.bennettrobotworks.com/robots.php ) and well one thing turned into another.

Lots of E6000, found objects, and a trip to the hardware store and craft store later I present Alfred the robot!


4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Hardware Store Swap on: March 23, 2012 06:57:04 PM
What about a swap crafting only with items found in a hardware store?!?!  Maybe putting a cash limit on it too so it doesn't get to expensive.  I'd love to see what amazing crafts we can come up with from the treasure trove that is the hardware store.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Healthy Snack Swap? on: June 21, 2011 08:25:16 PM
So I participated before in the international snack swap, and would love to do it again, thankfully the USA spots are full.  However, I've been doing Weight Watchers and wondered if there is any interest in swapping snacks that are on the healthier side.  I was thinking we could include a few favorite recipes as well.  There would be a craft involved, but not sure if I would limit it to snack themed or anything.

Anyways any thoughts or ideas or more importantly interest in a healthful snack swap. Grin
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Snow Day Projects on: February 01, 2011 08:17:44 PM
So there is this big snow storm currently hitting large portions of the U.S. and since you can't go out to do anything might as well stay in and craft. 

First up a strawberry bracelet.

Although hard to tell the dark pink large beads are actually paper beads!  I couldn't get a good picture, but they turned out well and I'm proud of them for a first attempt at them.

Next up the spider necklace.  Found a really cool spider charm and some tiny bits of chains left over so I created this.

Some close ups:

The charm is also the clasp.

Sorry the pictures aren't the best, blame the blizzard  Wink 

Enjoy! and Thanks for Looking!
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Hockey Mascot - Lots of Pics! on: January 18, 2011 10:32:40 AM
So I was asked to make a mascot of our local AHL hockey team The Rockford Icehogs.  The mascot is a pig in a jersey, so using this pattern http://happyyellowhouse.com/htm/pig.html as inspiration I set out on my adventure.  This is by far the most complicated crocheted item I have ever made, and I am quite pleased with the results.  Enjoy the pics!

Bacon Bit - Front


His cute little curly tail!

His hockey skates, MY FAVORITE part by far!

Head Shot

Close up of jersey.  The jersey was made from a newborn, long sleeve onsie. I had to hem it twice cause the first time it was too short.  Then I painted it to reflect what the actual team jerseys look like.

Bacon Bit with Hammy, his inspiration and 'dad'.

Thanks for looking! C&C welcome!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Hogwarts' Houses Necklace on: November 21, 2010 06:17:36 PM
So I'm going to see Harry Potter tomorrow, wanted to wait for the crowds to die down a bit.  Anyways I wanted to make a necklace to celebrate the film.  So I made one representing each house at Hogwarts.

Slytherin = Silver and Green
Hufflepuff = Bronze and Blue
Ravenclaw = Black and Yellow
Gryffindor = Red and Gold

It's a long, dangly type necklace.  It's something different from your everyday Harry Potter jewelry.  Hope you enjoy. Grin

C & C Welcome
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Slouchy? Hat on: October 17, 2010 05:27:33 PM
Hey All!

So I've known how to do the basics of crocheting for a while, but wanting to improve I've taken a class at the local community college.  I wanted to try my newly honed skills on a hat for myself.  I found this really cute slouchy hat pattern here: http://jessicasuzanne.com/craftypants/2007/09/13/pretty-puffs-slouchy-hat-with-pattern/

So here is my attempt at the hat.  Not as slouchy as I would have liked, but for my first 'official' project I am pretty pleased.  I'm going to try making a pig in the near future, so we'll see how well I can make the jump from hats to dolls.

Thanks for looking and sorry the pics aren't the greatest took them with my phone.

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Want to make my first crocheted doll/pig on: October 16, 2010 07:55:03 AM
I'm wanting to make a stuffed crochet pig.  I am a beginner crocheter but can follow patterns with ease thanks to a class I'm finishing up.  I want the pig to be about 10 inches because I would crochet a jersey for the pig to wear.  I'm trying to make a doll of the mascot for our local hockey team.  I saw one tutorial for a pig, but not sure it would be big enough. 

I'd appreciate any links to pig tutorials that are easy and on the larger side.

Thanks for your help!
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