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31  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Sushi anyone? on: May 17, 2011 12:40:19 PM
So my cousin is having a birthday in october and loves sushi.
I decided to make her a scarf! (She still wears the scarf I made for her about 7 years ago when I was starting to knit. I thought I could treat her to a new one since I've come a bit further w/ my skizzills.)

I have seen these rolled up image scarves around but only in knitted garter stitch. (ick!) I thought I could do one in a crochet shell pattern and it would be prettier and faster.

I loved the way the knubby white looked like rice!

The scarf is long enough to wrap around a couple of times but lacy enough to not cut off air flow to the lungs.

This was fun and quitck to whip up and it's personal to the recipient. Two big deals to me when making a gift (especially the fun and quick part).

Thanks for checking it out!

32  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Don't take MY Hotdog! on: May 11, 2011 06:53:46 AM
I love the pigeon books by Mo Willems!
So when I saw this stitching https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298975.0 , inspiration hit me!

I wanted a good project to get french knots under my fingers so that is what he is filled with.

Thanks for looking!

33  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Magnum PI on: May 07, 2011 02:44:22 PM
Tom Selleck is so dreamy!
I love my magnum!

He fits into a 6 inch hoop and was stitched w/ backstitch for the outline and a bastardized version of long and short stitch for fill in. I want to say it took approx a week.

I tried to get a red that had the same feel as the ferrari from the show.

As Mr. Magnum came to life I would catch myself giggling at his winning smile.

Hope you do to,
Thanks for looking!
34  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Amelie altered trinket box on: March 29, 2011 09:31:15 AM
I did this "altered" box for lauralynn125 for the Amelie Swap and was kinda proud of how it turned out!

Her favorite scene was the blind man being led to the metro station so I decided to back stitch the dialogue onto muslin. The embroidery itself took about 3 days on and off. I free-handed the words with a water soluble pen and used an Amelie-ish green DMC floss. I'm not sure of the actual number as I used it from my stash. Label long gone!

Then I decoupaged that onto the tin top (over fabric I had already decoupaged on). glued some buttons on the parts I didn't like on the side, then stuck a picture of the illuminated blind man on the underside of the top.

I had a lot of fun doing this and now am not scared of 1 strand embroidery! I'm Growing!
Thanks for checking it out
35  COOKING / Dessert / d,d,d,d,d, Dora! on: March 20, 2011 06:42:08 PM
Last spring while everything was muddy and we were coming off a super long winter we watched a bunch of Nick Jr.

A little "inbetween" would play over and over about making your own Dora cupcakes. My daughter (3 at the time) was on a mission to make them.

I gave in.

You can find the directions and templates here:
Sorry about the blurry pic-daughter was pretty distracting!

They were a fun afternoon project to do, but I would recommend doing the melted almond bark hair ahead of time. She about busted an eyeball from waiting. But in the meantime she and I really loved mixing the colors for the icing.

Thanks for looking!
36  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Backpack, backpack! on: March 12, 2011 08:33:53 PM
This is an older project that I've finally taken pictures of for posting. I made it for my daughter's 3rd birthday and now she is sharing it w/ her younger brother. Sharing is fun!

No pattern used and for the face I just winged it as well. Used worsted weight and all was gotten from my yarn stash.

It's one of those projects where I felt proud of myself and that maybe those hours and hours and hours of Dora actually paid off.

Thanks for checking it out!
37  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / old tea bag on: February 14, 2011 07:13:03 PM
My cousin Jessie turned 40 in January and I needed to let her know how I felt about her.
I decided to do a theme of "old bag".  Tongue

This was my favorite part of her gift "bag"
She also got a reusable shopping bag, a purse magnet, and a luggage tag. All old bag related.
She was appreciative I did not go the old maid route.

 Cool I just love these valentine themed emoticons! Wink
38  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 59 ENTRIES / lamp attacked with glue gun! on: February 06, 2011 07:37:19 PM

This challenge was well timed for me. I have a new craft room in the basement with barely any light. Needed some serious lampage.
So I went to the thrift store and found this poor soul for $3. It was also 1/2 price day so I gave it a new home for a whopping 1.50! The lamp had a big crack in the middle of the base otherwise not to bad on its own.

But this being my first craft room that I can do whatever I want with and close the door I wanted to be a bit kitchy crafty with it.

I had some yarn leftover from a dress I knitted my daughter that I loved and a glue gun that hadn't seen the light of day since my wedding 6 years ago. I set to work.

The yarn gluing was slow going but yesterday I made some real headway and got it done. Today I did the shade which was some spray adhesive and images off the internet of russian nesting dolls (which I love but don't have space for).

I really like the outcome and it adds some neat light to my craft room!
Thanks for looking!
39  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / tea wallet on: January 18, 2011 09:06:36 PM

whew, my first attempt at interfacing!
They made good christmas presents too.

I made an apron with the outer wallet fabric and loved it so much I had to find uses for every leftover scrap. These wallet fit the bill!

40  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / yoshi hat on: January 18, 2011 08:49:08 PM

Totally inspired by teriyakimoto's yoshi keyhole scarf. She was nice enough to include a chart.
My 4 yr old daughter loves to watch me play super mario (god bless her), she calls it "the running man game". Every time Yoshi comes on she just lights up and get super animated herself. I made this hat for her for christmas.
There is a blue, green, and red yoshi. She loves all the different colors Yoshi can be but as I couldn't quite fit all of them (and I really wanted to) I thought I would go with the most gender neutral ones as she has a little brother who will be sporting this hat when she is sick of it.

Hopefully that won't happen any time soon!
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