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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Webcomic on: January 20, 2009 05:14:09 PM

I'm not sure if this post belongs here or not, but by my logic, because it is a series of drawings, and this is the board where you post projects that are drawings, it does. My boyfriend Thomas recently started a webcomic called On the Inside. He draws, writes, and publishes it himself, and it is hosted by a website called smackjeeves.com (which has many other user created webcomics for your browsing and reading pleasure). It contains adult humor and language, but nothing to raunchy, just some swearing and a mention of the male reproductive organs (though no drawings of them). He's really proud of it, but is a bit discouraged because it's not getting as many views as he'd hoped it would. So, I decided to try and spread the word for him, to tell the world about his creation. Check it out, and, if you like it, comment, or create an account and add it to your favs, or just tell your friends  Smiley
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Donut Pincushion! on: November 25, 2008 01:53:30 PM
I've been meaning to make a donut pincushion for the longest time now, and yesterday I finally sat down and made one. I'm happy with how it turned out, and I intend to make more because the pattern was very easy and quick. I used yarn from my stash, with the donut being Red Heart Super Saver (an assumption based on the texture), and the frosting being I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby (it has a bit of a shine to it!). My mom loved it so I might make her a couple for Christmas. http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=32761 <-- Pattern I used

3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 30 ENTRIES / Abacus Calculator Cozy on: September 05, 2008 11:57:38 PM
This semester, I'm taking calculus at a community college. Our first test is on Monday, and I want to make sure I'm prepared, so I've started studying a few days in advance. I went in to the computer room the other day to hit the books, when, much to my surprise, I discovered that my graphing calculator had gone missing!

Calculus book, check. Notes and paper, check. Pencil, check. Calcu- wait, an abacus!? How on earth am I supposed to use an abacus?! I can barely manage my high tech graphing calculator, let alone an ancient Chinese counting frame with no numbers...Upon closer inspection...

...I discovered that...

My graphing calculator was disguising itself as an abacus all along!

So now it has a cute new protective cozy, and I'll be the coolest girl in school  Cool

Notes: I don't have the making of pictures, because my camera was going on internal memory when I took them and I didn't realize that the card wasn't in it. I took some though, honest! To make this, I single crocheted 2 rectangles (one with a triangle on the end for the flap), using the calculator as a guide for size. The abacus was made with embroidery, with the frame being 2 rows of cable stitch and backstiching used for the black "wires" and putting the beads on. Then the two rectangles were stitched together on three sides, and the button loop was added to the triangle tip, with the button being sewed on last. It was not made to look like a traditional Chinese abacus, but rather, my interpretation of one. This is the first challenge I've entered, and I'm just proud I've finished it (on time, it's 11:57pm Arizona time on Friday Wink) and that it turned out cute like I was hoping ^_^

4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / 1st FO - iPod Nano Cozy! on: August 27, 2007 09:35:46 PM
Hooray for simple, quick projects!
I finally finished something in crochet, an iPod cozy, using the tutorial for the iMonkies cozy as the base. It's simple and functional, and keeps my pod from getting scratched by the evil likes of keys and nail clippers, so I'm happy  (:

5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / #@%&!! crosstitch! on: June 10, 2007 12:09:31 AM
I got this one from the Subversive Cross Stitch book. Some of them are pretty funny, but the curses were a bit much for me, so I picked the one I found most amusing and most tame. I love how you can insert whatever phrase you want  Smiley I fiddled with the border a bit and did my own thing, I'm pleased with the way it turned out.

Question: What's the best setting to iron it on? Would a low heat, cotton setting, be alright? I used regular Aida cloth and regular cotton embroidery floss, but I'm afraid I'll burn it (I haven't done much ironing) o.o
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My First Time - with a Cupcake on: May 29, 2007 01:26:30 AM
I made this last August but finally got a digital camera to show it off, I'm so proud of it, though I think I went a little nuts with the decorations. It was a fun way to try out different knots and seedy looking stitches.

The tweezers are for size comparison. One of these lifetimes I think I'll cut it into patch size and sew it on a bag >.>
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Barbie's arms earrings /: on: May 29, 2007 01:17:26 AM
so I finally got a digital camera ^.^ and can show off my lovely crafts...I made these sometime in the middle of last year, and made leg ones too, but I dunno where those are.

only after hacking the arms and legs off did I realize, duh, painted red fingernails and wedding ring, this must be the 1960's Barbie body my mom had when she was a little girl  Embarrassed but the head was missing too! and it probably would have been thrown out. the body is still in my closet >.>

that massive looming shadow would be my cat's head, trying to chew on them. I gave him a crochet needle instead  Cheesy

hope you liked (:
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Wine bottle cork earrings on: March 31, 2006 08:30:36 PM
So I was at the Goodwill the other night, looking for trinkets and baubles that could potentially be turned into whimsical jewelry, and I stumbled upon a bag of 30 wine bottle corks for .99 cents. I also stumbled upon a genuine small, ornate, bronze hookah for $2.99, but that's going to be put to other uses... Wink

the earrings, with me wearing them!

one of the earrings, closer...

...annnd the other

comments would be mucho appreciated  Smiley
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / dat cerreal bawx is now a purse on: March 25, 2006 02:55:21 PM
I made this a couple months ago, I think it could have turned out better but oh well...made it from a corn pops box and some shiny wrapping stuff and some buttons and rbbon...

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my first scarf ^^ on: February 03, 2006 07:45:56 PM
...knitted a little over a year ago (x
thankfully, my skills have greatly improved since then, but I'm still proud of it...

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