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1  Re: crochet is killing me! in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Bond Girl on: June 15, 2007 12:09:40 AM
I hope no one minds me reviving this thread, but I think my question might be similar to the original poster's problems, and I have read through the responses but I'm still not quite sure what I'm doing wrong.  So to save starting a whole new thread, I thought I'd post here.  I have a picture:

Why are those holes appearing (at the ends of the rows)?

This is the first time I've tired to crochet somthing just flat like this, I've only done  amigurumi before this and now I'm trying to make a little scarf for one of them, using single crochet stitches.  I've been following the instructions in one of my mum's neddlecraft books and I really can't see what I'm missing.  Huh

Thanks if anyone can help me and sorry if this has been asked and answered somewhere else (if it has please just point me in the right direction Wink )
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2  Re: Super Simple Purse with Tutorial! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Bond Girl on: April 21, 2007 08:06:00 PM
Ok so I finally got around to trying this tutorial, I know, ten years later  Roll Eyes

But anyway, I come bearing pictures to make up for my tardiness:

As you can see I altered it slightly and made a loop from the fabric for the button as opposed to the elastic.  I made this one to try it out and I plan to make some more with my favourite buttons Wink
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3  Re: How to get "shading" effect on felt? in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by Bond Girl on: April 05, 2007 04:21:32 AM
I can't believe i didn't see this post earlier!  I remember someone asking this exact questions ages ago, and then I found the answer and wanted to post it but couldn't find the thread, so here goes:

In my Japanese craft books it says to use pastels (as in chalky pastels, not oil pastels).  According to their instructions you colour a small section of paper to get some of the colour on there, then rub a cotton bud in it and then use that to apply the colour to your felt.  

I've done this for my little doggy plushies my pug and like the spots on this one:

You can get a more gradual shaded effect as well though, I was going for a sharper line.

They don't seem to rub off the felt at all, but then I don't handle my plushies a lot so it may depend on whether they are actually going to be toys or not.

You do need to rub it in a bit but remember to go slowly.  Just add a bit at a time because I haven't found a good way to recover if you add too much or make a mistake :S
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4  Meet my pink bunny... in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Bond Girl on: March 03, 2007 05:12:15 PM

The pattern is from  はじめてでも編める!あみぐるみ (ISBN:4277490395) and he's about 17cm tall.

I was pretty pleased with how he came out because he's only my second go at amigurumi, but he did take me a while Wink  And I must thank those of you who helped me out with this little guy in this thread when I lost count of my stitches half way through his head!!

I hope you like him Smiley
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5  A Little Mouse (first crochet project! + links to patterns) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Bond Girl on: February 05, 2007 03:24:02 AM
Hello crochet Craftsters!  This is the first time I've really ventured into this part of the forums, but I come bearing pictures of my first attempt at crochet/amigurumi, so I hope you like him!

I started following the mouse pattern in the Japanese amigurumi book あみぐるみの仲間たち, but ended up just using the body from that pattern.  For the ears I followed the ones in the free mouse pattern here.  There is also a translation of that Clover mouse pattern here.
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6  Re: bottlecap pincushions galore in Completed Projects by Bond Girl on: January 11, 2007 08:52:36 PM
Ok I have been meaning to try this for ages, since I also saw them in a Japanese craft book and then in lots of other places like here!  I finally made one today:

What do you think?

I'm wondering if it needs a bow around it like the ones dottydot originally posted?  I was thinking a thin navy blue one to match the fabric, but perhaps it's ok just plain too  Huh

Oh, and one other question for anyone whose made these, do you find they need something to way them down at all?  When I try and pull a pin out the entire pincushion insists on coming with it!  Embarrassed  
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7  Plain calico bags (in Melbourne) in AUSTRALIA by Bond Girl on: October 06, 2006 04:42:36 PM
Hey there,

A while ago my mum picked up a few plain square calico bags froma supermarket, like this:

...which, as you can see, I have screenprinted.

But it seems since we can't find them anywhere!  I know they sell plain calico bags at Lincraft for 99 cents, but they are much bigger, with longer straps, and they are a different kind of calico.  I want ones that are made out of the "bleached" (I think) calico.

So does anyone know anywhere in Melbourne (prefereably the East Wink ) where you can get some like in the picture for about $1?

Thanks if you do!

PS:  Yes I know I can sew them easily my self, and have made a few, but I want them just to print up for quick cute shopping & library bags so I'd love to find somewhere to buy them cheaply. Smiley
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8  Re: 9/7/06 - More Changes Related to Upgrade in Latest News by Bond Girl on: September 08, 2006 09:09:01 PM
I find it a bit harder to read as well. Mainly my issues are in the background colours and fonts -- not enough contrast. The menus others have commented on blur for me because of the all caps and size of the font.

That's how mine looks too - in the link - and I love it! Wink

Er, how about a link to the screenshot instead since it resizes it wonky. here!

Windows XP, Firefox
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9  Re: TUTORIAL: Make a Lined Zippered Pouch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Bond Girl on: August 13, 2006 12:54:30 AM
You're very welcome!

And I guess I should share one of the zipper pouches I have made using this tutorial.  It's a bit of a belated post seeing as though I made it when Italy won the World Cup, but here you go:

It's actually white fabric that I screenprinted with read, green and then the black to get the tri-colours.  I screenprinted white fabric totally black for the back piece too because I had no black in the same fabric Wink lol

Hope you like it!

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10  Re: mouse pattern in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Bond Girl on: August 13, 2006 12:46:31 AM
Here is my little mousey:

He's got pink fleece and cream felt for the body and brown felt for the ears and tail.

Anyway this is a great little stuffy pattern so I reccomend you give it a try!  Wink

Thanks again Teresa ♥
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