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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Plarn and twine wastebasket on: September 19, 2014 06:46:18 AM
We needed a trash can for the bathroom and I thought Plarn would be the perfect thing. Plus the bags are free. I alternated with some twine for a more boho look.

Inside view

Please excuse the mess in the background >.<

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2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pop tab lamp shade, with joining tutorial! on: August 24, 2014 01:04:55 PM

I made this lamp for my dorm using the same technique as my pop tab dress (seen here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434253.0#axzz3BL4ucPZY )

After several requests from my fellow craftsters I made a tutorial

Anyway, this process involves crocheting pop tabs together in a chain maile fashion

You will need:

3.5 mm crochet hook
Crochet thread
A lot of pop tabs
And a lot of patience

So you'll start off with four pop tabs facing the same way

Like so

Then you want to have the shiny sides facing  each other and have the hole overlaps so that you can crochet through them

Then you'll add two at a time, one on each sides shiny side down

I put two sc in each hole. If you're making a flat piece crochet in the first hole, if you're making it round then skip it and the last sc in the row and leave a long tail.

When stitching make sure you go through all four pop tabs at a time

It should look like this when opened

Then make your row the desired length (note there will be horizontal stretch but not vertical)

Then on the next row you should just attach two pop tabs to the top of your chain to start the next row, and then add on at a time for the rest in the row

Repeat until desired size

I made mine round so at the end I had to attach the ends together

You line them up, then use the tail to sc them together

In this tutorial I made a lamp, so I used yarn to sc a trim around the edges and attached it to a lamp shade piece

Thanks for looking :-D

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3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Tunisian crochet pillow makeover on: August 07, 2014 06:56:54 AM
I found a really cheap pillow at ikea (only 1.50!) and decided to spruce it up by adding a cover

Close up
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / La Loteria makeup storage made out of a shoebox on: August 01, 2014 09:07:20 AM
I recently bought a pair of doc martens (which i adore  Grin ) and i found that the box it came in seemed particularly sturdy. I also happened to need a place to put all my make up instead of leaving it thrown about on my dresser. Thus this little number was born.

without makeup

in use

please feel free to comment  Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Prom with a Pop! (pop tab dress) EDIT: link to tutorial on: June 29, 2014 11:08:01 AM
I spent two years on this baby. On and off of crocheting pop tabs together in a chainmaille pattern (6,075 of them). The local newspaper took pictures of me and my dress.

I even made my friend/date a matching tie Cheesy

I also got to hear a nice little clink with every step <3

My prom was actually last year, but i never got around to posting it. oops.

Tutorial link
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Brownstone buildings on: June 28, 2014 03:09:23 PM
I made these little ones for a class project, and it turned out to be a lot of fun

I even remembered to take some in progress shots! Cheesy

this is the Styrofoam heated carving thing i used to carve the bricks out

i didnt have styrofoam, so i peeled the paper off some foamboard

some distressing


then i cut out windows, made stairs, and used those home depot granite and wood samples for the detailing and doors.

i also made some hedges and railings.
 Grin Grin
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Polymer Clay Necklace on: June 28, 2014 02:55:18 PM
This is my first poly clay project. I'm pretty excited, i think it came out pretty well.
I bought some black clay and some metallic acrylic paint. I painted it before i baked it. The internet had left me unsure of whether that would be ok or not, but it seemed fine to me.

i carved a little stencil flower  Cheesy

different lighting
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Tardis Purse on: August 11, 2013 09:17:31 AM
Because every girl needs a bag that's bigger on the inside! (I never get tired of that joke Cheesy )

Anyway, i crochet the base of it, and used felt and thread for the details


Strap view

Inside. It has pockets!


Zipper Pocket!!
I even put a little tag  Grin

thanks for looking  Wink
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reupholstered Sewing Basket on: August 11, 2013 07:26:05 AM

I got this sewing basket as a gift a few years back, but i wasn't crazy about the floral pattern. So now it has polka dots!

Even my cat liked it!


10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cork Darth Vader and a Mustache Man on: July 16, 2013 10:14:41 PM
I guess it's more of a keychain than a plaything, sorry if it's in the wrong board.

but anyway, I've been making gifts for my friends for graduation.

and I found this cork and thought it could use a little dark side.

and this one needed a mustache  Cheesy

feel free to tell me what you think
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