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1  Sushi and Cupcake Pattern Link in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Sharla on: January 28, 2010 07:08:44 PM
So, I had some grand idea to make little sushi ornaments for all of my coworkers (I have 20) this past Christmas. This did not happen. I ended up making 1 cupcake and 1 sushi. Anywho, over on Ravelry, I found this pattern http://tinyurl.com/yf8nngb by the eternally crafty Foufigirl. I ended up making a cupcake for my friend for Christmas

And this sushi piece for a coworker



And just for funsies.

Funny side story: I made the cupcake ornament and gifted it to my friend in an Urban Outfitters bag (a little cloth one they wrapped an ornament in), and she ended up making me a cupcake ornament from the same pattern! She thought I had purchased it from UO. Haha! Sigh.
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2  Afrodite in Halloween Costumes by Sharla on: November 01, 2009 10:22:27 AM
So, I didn't realize I had Halloween plans until a week ago. I wanted something easy- so I thought toga. I didn't know what to do with my hair, so I thought I might get a wig. A long blonde wig, so I could be Aphrodite. Then I kept thinking and thinking and AFROdite came to me. And that meant I didn't have to buy a wig, just borrow the afro from my couisn. Aha! So I went to Joanns and bought some pink faux satin (which is just the worst to work with) and gold ribbon and gold paint and some ivy stems at the Dollar Tree. And I used a clutch I made from this tutorial but never really did anything with.

Here are some leaves in the painting process

I loosely used the infinity dress tutorial to make the toga. I glued some leaves onto bobby pins to stick in the afro (because no crown of leaves was gonna stick in that 'do) and I glued more leaves onto the clutch for a Grecian clutch. I used a silver sequined belt that I tied around my waist and some sandles that I got from an Express sale to finish the look. The gold glitter on my eyelids make my eyes glow like the ghost from Ghostbusters II.

I didn't realize how short it was until I was getting ready for the party I was attending. I put on some black leggings not long after this photo.

I hope everybody had a great Halloween! Thanks for looking!!
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3  Headbands for All Occasions in The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts by Sharla on: October 20, 2009 05:15:53 PM
So, my 19-year-old co-worker had a birthday dinner on Sunday, and I have no clue what to get a 19-year-old (I'm closer to 30). The one thing I do know is that she wears a lot of headbands. I also remembered that there was a headband project in Leah's book. So, that's what I made. 3 of em. The top one is made from zipper trim (it actually doesn't hurt when you put it on- I test drove all 3 to make sure they fit), the middle a plasticy back trim and the bottom a glittery brown. Super easy to make and took about an hour and a half to do all 3 (I hand sewed). My co-worker liked them (she put one on at dinner that matched her outfit perfectly) and so did some other lady co-workers. And I realized that I should wear more headbands!

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4  A Cross-Stitched Gift (Mature Language) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Sharla on: July 15, 2009 11:04:56 AM
To make a long story short, I was shopping downtown, walking between 2 stores and a random transient called me a "high class whore". Sadly, I took this as a bit of a compliment- I mean, at least he could tell I was classy! Anywho, told a friend about it, and this is what he came up with:

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This was his first cross stitch project ever! His mom did a lot of cross stitching when he was growing up, so he had all sorts of books and materials to work with! His girlfriend, glitterknitter, couldn't be more proud!
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5  Bag for me Bike in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Sharla on: July 06, 2009 05:10:16 PM
So, I got a Schwinn cruiser from the thrift store a few weeks ago, and couldn't be more excited! I haven't had a bike in about 15 years, so I was pretty psyched to craft things for my new toy/mode of transportation. I didn't want a basket. They're very cute and pretty, but I had to be different! So, I naturally looked on craftster for inspiration! I was inspired by the bag haroldlovesmaude made for her partner in the bike swap
So, a few thrift store pillowcases later, here we are:

The lining- because I'm a badass. My tires even say that! Ha!

Gotta have sparkle! My beads wouldn't fit on my sewing needle, so I put them on some wire, formed the wire into an  "S", and sewed that on  Tongue. Whatever works.

I put a horizontal strip across the back. I figured that when I ride my bike somewhere, I can take the bag off, and use it as a clutch, and have the strip as a handle on the back.

The damn cat (not mine) getting in on the action. He kept touching me.

Action shot! Not a good pic. Doesn't do much for my bike's cuteness, but you get the idea.

I used techniques I learned from the jordy and lined zippered pouch tutorials to make my on concoction. Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome!
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6  Saving the earth, one Swiffer sheet at a time in Crochet: Completed Projects by Sharla on: June 30, 2009 11:15:58 AM
I used this wonderful tutorial: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44816/how-to-make-a-reversible-swiffer-sock

Super easy! This yarn was hard to photograph because of it's super brightness!

Here it is on:

And used:

It only took a few hours to complete. And making anything that helps to create less garbage, is enough to make me all fuzzy on the inside. Thanks for looking!
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7  Caffeine Cozies! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Sharla on: June 08, 2009 11:10:19 AM
I participated in my local Relay for Life this past Saturday, and wanted to sell a little something to help out the ACS. So I decided to make, what I call, caffeine cozies:

There is a pink ribbon and swarovski crystal sewn in the middle.

Here is an action shot

The whole lot.

I wasn't at the relay the entire time, but I heard good feedback. When I was there, half of them had sold already  Grin Thanks for looking!
P.S.- Here's the pattern I used https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177479.msg1837251#msg1837251
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8  Re: Largest Craftster ATC swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Sharla on: December 08, 2006 03:14:52 PM
Here is the card I received from sissychrissy1 (sorry for the bluriness):

Very cute! Thanks sissychrissy1!
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9  My Crystal Creations (pic heavy) in Beads: Completed Projects by Sharla on: December 08, 2006 03:00:08 PM
So, I've been obsessed with making little things out of crystals lately
Here is a sampling:
This is a purse from a Japanese book called "Bead Motifs" (I think that's the name- the title is in Japanese).

Here is a crown from "Bead Fantasies II":

This is purse form BeadAngel's website http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com :

These are items I made in classes at my local bead stores:


Heart (the hardest project to date)

I'm not really sure what to do with them right now, so they are being used as ornaments on a little Christmas tree on my desk at work. Thanks for looking!
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10  Re: Alphabet ATC M, N, O in The Swap Gallery by Sharla on: December 02, 2006 09:01:05 AM
Here is my "O" card from Minouette:

O is for owl, ostrich and octopus (and my last name  Smiley). She also sent the coolest card that she made herself (I love butterflies). Thanks minouette- it's all wonderful!
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