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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tatted Edging Bracelet on: May 14, 2012 09:08:38 AM
Hi! I hope this is in the right spot, as there is no predefined tatting project spot. I debated between this section and the needlework section. So, sorry if this is in the wrong place.

I've been hopelessly addicted to tatting, and have been dreaming up making a cute bracelet for a while now. Here is the result.



With Clasp (it's one of those magnetic clasps):

I've also drafted a mini tutorial on my site, if you would like to make one of your own. Here's the link: http://bitsofbruce.com/tatted-edging-bracelet-mini-tutorial/

Thanks for looking!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / The Largest Thing I've Ever Crocheted on: February 13, 2011 04:58:35 PM
Tonight I finally finished my blanket. This colossal giant has taken 3 months, and 4 giant balls of rainbow boucle to complete, but it's finally done. Now to enjoy all my hard work.

It's approximately the size of my queen size bed. In other words, it's huge! I was going bonkers towards the end, it took so long to get around each side. I thought I was never going to finish.

Here's a better look at the colors.

While I like the end result, I don't know if I'm ready to take on another project like this anytime soon! If you'd like to read more about it, please visit my blog: http://bitsofbruce.wordpress.com

C&C Welcome. Thanks for looking!
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Ollie the (amigurumi) Otter on: February 12, 2011 05:33:39 PM
My boss is turning 50 in a few days (we had her surprise party today). Since she loves otters, I decided to make her an amigurumi version.

Meet Ollie. He's a friendly little fellow who loves playing in kelp.

Here he is without the kelp. I couldn't find a pattern I liked, so I made him up as I went. I embroidered his nose and mouth.

C&C welcome.

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / And I Promise I Won't Drop It on: January 26, 2011 08:46:51 AM
I just finished this piece this morning and had to share, so sorry that it has that fresh off the hoop look.

I'm not an expert by any means on cross stitch, and I'm pretty sure I may have made up a few stitches along the way, but overall I'm very, very pleased with it. I free handed the piece (I think next time I'll definitely plan out the lettering), only using reference points for the grenade. The grenade is definitely my favorite!  Grin

This piece is a direct result of this song being stuck in my head for months, and me having an aha! moment and realizing it would be awesome as an embroidered piece. Now I think I may do the rest of the chorus.

Oh and the technical stuff: done on 14 count black aida (it kind of looks blue in the picture), using 3 strands of floss.

C&C welcome.

Edit: The song is: "Grenade" by Bruno Mars
Here's the music video for anyone who is interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR6iYWJxHqs
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Cross Stitch Invasion on: January 22, 2011 09:32:33 AM

Edited 2.28.11 to show framed version. I finally painted the frame, and framed everything this weekend, just in time for my friends birthday! He really enjoyed it.

Last week when I saw a good friend of mine, he was being so sweet and supportive about my crafting. He kept saying stuff like "you could even make me a strawberry shortcake doll and I would put it on my desk at work, even though I don't like her, because you made it." So when he mentioned space invaders, I had a eureka moment, and silently vowed to make him something for his birthday (which is at the end of Feb.).

Which is where this comes in. I used a pattern I found from a Google Image search, and away I went. This was actually a pretty quick project too. If it looks crooked I assure you it's not. I just haven't ironed it yet. I was too excited and had to show someone!  Grin C&C welcome.

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Birthday Presents for my Mother In Law on: January 15, 2011 07:53:21 PM
One of my goals for 2011 is to make gifts for people, not buy them. I made slippers as a present for my mother in law (her b-day is on the 18th). I wanted to make her something else too, so when she asked for an ear warmer, I just couldn't resist. I made her two, because the pattern was easy and quick.

The ear warmers:

With the slippers

Here's the pattern I used for the ear warmers: http://daperfectmix.blogspot.com/2010/10/easy-head-warmer-pattern.html
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