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1  Re: What are these tiny balls called?? in Discussion and Questions by tarr0011 on: January 29, 2015 09:01:37 AM
I'm using them as "goofer dust" and "the sands of time" for hex bags that I sell at Supernatural Conventions Smiley they look like the pics I first posted on the inside, and like this pic when they are complete! I do a "love hex bag" and a "binding hex bag" with a spell and accurate contents and all. although, these beads are much cuter than actual goofer dust. hehe Smiley
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2  What are these tiny balls called?? in Discussion and Questions by tarr0011 on: January 28, 2015 02:54:26 PM
Hello there!!

I'm trying to purchase more of these tiny little gold and silver balls, but can't seem to locate them anywhere. I thought maybe they had something to do with embossing, but everything embossing wise is too glittery or powdery. Does anyone know what these are? Pictured, they are the silver balls on the left, and gold balls on the left.

Thanks for any direction you may have!
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3  NeedlePoint + Comedy! in Needlework: Completed Projects by tarr0011 on: April 19, 2012 09:09:34 AM

Hi friends!

My siblings and I incorporated some of my needlepoint work into some comedy sketches!
Do you ever see crafts or needlepoint in comedy?! I think it's rare

Preview clip:

Full episode:
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4  Re: Fun Alphabet Letters From 1972 in Needlework: Completed Projects by tarr0011 on: May 27, 2011 04:22:43 PM
I've done a couple more since I last posted:

Thoguht you may all like to see the others'!
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5  Re: Dragon Quest Slime **pattern included** in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by tarr0011 on: May 10, 2011 02:37:15 PM
Here's mine!!

Thanks again for the pattern!
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6  What should I do with a BUNCH of WHITE YARN?! in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by tarr0011 on: May 07, 2011 12:52:16 PM

I was given a bag full of yarn yesterday by my office secretary. Oh my gosh, you guys know the feeling of being given a garbage bag full of yarn...it's pretty much sheer bliss as your blood temperature rises, while you're imagining all the possibilities.

There is a lot of great stuff in it...some fun vintage rug yarn which I always find projects for, and some other nice colors and textures. But!!! There are six balls of just plain old cotton worsted weight white yarn. These balls are BIG too. I'd say there's as much yarn in one as those big 1 pound skeins you can get for like 8 bucks.

So what should I do with it?? it's not nice enough feeling really to make any clothes, I know that...but can this kind of yarn make good scarves or gloves??

I was thinking maybe even this blanket i've been wanting to make on lion brand, but again, the texture, will it be cozy??


maybe this cool rug?


but who wants a WHITE rug??

When I've asked people "what should I do wtih all this white yarn" they often respond "make snowmen!" How many snowmen can one woman make?!?!! haha

Any ideas?!
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7  My Amigurumi Do Housework!! This one vaccuums! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by tarr0011 on: May 05, 2011 10:10:42 AM

Hey all!! I have a Nissan Cube, and it has this quirky little patch of carpet on the dashboard! I like to think of clever ways of showcasing it, and this time, I decided it needed a good cleaning.

I bought the pattern for the little boy from Owlishly on Etsy. She has FANTASTIC patterns!! I changed changed the colors. I free handed the vaccuum. I did get some inspiration from this fantastic knitter:

She is the only person who's been able to inspire me to knit...alas, that ambition may need to hold off until I get sick of crocheting.

Thought I'd share!! thanks for looking!
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8  Fun Alphabet Letters From 1972 in Needlework: Completed Projects by tarr0011 on: February 19, 2011 06:07:49 PM

Hey Everyone!

I was looking for a break from crocheting, and found this book full of different letters with different techniques from 1972! I got it from this lady I found on craigslist. she gave me bags and bags of old whool yarn for like 30 bucks, not to mentioni a dozen yarn and needlework books. she also gave my sister tons of cross stitching stuff.  It was a heck of a find, let me tell ya.

But anyway!! these letters are so fun!! the book is really conduscive to ad-libbing. It gives you the shape of each letter with instructions for each type of stitch, so if you want a certain letter, but don't like all the stitches on it, you can easily substitute a stitch from another letter.

For example, the orange leafy part of the B is the only place the pattern called for...all the other patterns are from different letters. Same with the J - the top portion is the same, but not the bottom.

If anyone is interested in some of these patterns, I'm sure I could scan some? I wonder about the legality of that? I'm sure the book is no longer available.

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9  Snow-Woman! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by tarr0011 on: January 28, 2011 04:02:08 PM

Hey all!!

My sister saw a little snowman I made for a winter scene, and instantly wanted on. She is probably the girliest girl you will ever meet, so I thought it only appropriate to make the snowman- a snow-woman! Plus, this is a rare thing I think. There are snowmen everywhere, but what about the snow-ladies??

Anyway, the hardest part about this was deciding what to do with the hat. my roommate who also crochets suggested this berret, and at first I was iffy. I tried to make a mini like normal snow-cap with a poof ball on top, but it just didn't look right. so berret it is! and I think it turned out nicely Smiley

Question! When you guys make amigurumi with multiple parts, do you try to make it so you don't have to make the parts seperately? ie, with this one, rather than making two seperate balls, I just reduced down to 6 stitches, then started increasing again to avoid sewing them together. that is the most time-consuming part of amigurumi! Sometimes for small accents like stems and leaves I'll just start them right on the piece, so I only have to tuck in the ends.
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10  Charlie Horse- with link to pattern! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by tarr0011 on: January 08, 2011 01:11:14 PM

Hey all!

I used this great pattern from Crochetville:


I gave this cute little horse to a co-worker for his 50th birthday. He's got a bit of a sense of humor, so he appropriately named him Charlier Smiley

I love how he turned out. As with most of the amigurumi I make, this guy ended up being much smaller than the pattern indicates. I used a D hook and a pretty thin whool yarn. I just love the little amigurumi!!
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