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1  Bobbin Lace Bracelet with Swarovski on the way in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by akira_minou on: October 25, 2014 09:04:04 AM

Hope this is the right category to this, if not, hope the moderator helps me n move the post to the right one.

Ok here i go...i had this itching feeling since i was younger (im 35) to learn Bobbin Lace, but as u may know it is not easy to find people that makes it n learn here in Mexico City, so since i have been bad times in my job i decided finally to give it a try.

I found some free pagemarkers patterns online but immediately a bracelet came to my mind so instead of making a pagemarker, this will become into a beautiful bracelet with some Swarovski crystals that ill be added at the end. There is a simple technique to add them as u go but found it late.

You can use DMC metallic thread, silver wire (24 or higher gauge) attached to a sturdy wire cuff (less than 18 gauge) to avoid the maing of a classical bobbin lace pillow

I made my pillow with a plastic wrapping (the one used for food) cardboard tube, and 3-5 layers of flat fiberfill, i found the fabric in my mother's drawers after she passed away, so amazingly was the right size for the pillow; made a tube, put the cardboard tube with filling inside and make a "caramel" shape, very tight, then a simple button with fillling and a fabric circle did the rest to cover those spaces.

I carved the bobbins from sushi wooden chopsticks (after saw the idea online), and everything works great, after i finished the bracelet i will gladly share the pic

thanks for watching Cheesy

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2  Hamstergurumi Cuteness comes in a tiny size...FREE PATTERN in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by akira_minou on: July 30, 2014 09:41:53 PM
Hi everybody long time no posting an amigurumi !!

You should probably seen a cute hamster while surfing for patterns, there is no link to a website for that picture, let's talk about the pattern or even the finished doll.

After a very long time i decided to give it a try and last night while i was very pissed with my brother i shut my room's door n started to work....and this lil fellow came up!! The name is Tobas like the first hamster i had when i was 18 ( i "had" two before but they were more my brother's)

Im very pleased, the result its a very tiny doll, cute as it cannot be...size is in cm since i dont use inches (live in Mexico City) 3.2 cm x 2.8 cm but u can get an idea about the size with the last picture. The tail its a small piece of white yarn (anyone u like) untwisted (if thats the expression, sorry) and attach with a hot glue gun (so as the felt parts)

Anyways hope u like it, and if its right with the moderator, i will gladly share my pattern, clearly written for u to understand so u can get an accurate result

Thanks for ur comments!!

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments Cheesy ok HERE IS MY PATTERN. the way i made this cute lil fellow. If you find any mistakes please let me know.

-Yarn used: baby or any fingering of your choice, mine is a mexican very cheap but rockin brand; suitable for a 2mm hook if you use metric, if no a B would be fine, the point is use a small hook. White and beige (camel, peanut or even a very light hazelnut) or if you have a hamster the colors of its fur.
-fiberfill for stuffing
-pair of 3mm eyes
-felt in pink and camel
-wine red thread to embroider mouth n nose
-hot glue gun
-yarn needle

sc. single crochet
INCREASE. crochet two single crochet in same place.
DECREASE. crochet two stitches together to get one.

TO GET AN EVEN STITCH LIKE MINE, try to use only THE TIP of the hook. Many of us because of the hurry tender to slip the hook a lot while taking the yarn, making big loops and very loose stitches. Try using the tip and quickly grab the working yarn to make the stitch, takes a few stitches to practice but u will achieve it Smiley

BASE. With the 2 mm hook and white baby yarn make an 8 sc Magic Ring, close tight but DONT SLIP STITCH, in this or any round AT THE BEGINNING.
ROW 1. 2 sc, an increase (1V for japanese pattern readers) in every stitch to get 16
ROW 2. 1sc (1x) followed by another 1sc, followed by a 2sc (increase) in next stitch (1V) continue this all around to get 24.
ROW 3. TRCKY PART. Do not take the whole stitch, you are not gonna trough it, only take the loop is benind, confused? ok take ur work, grab it with left hand (im right handed) and turn it to you,  so you can see the row from the top, it looks like a wheat grain, the loop is the one next to the working yarn....this kind of movement u will find it underlined in other patterns Smiley
Once you have done this proceed and make 24 sc (24x) all around.
ROWS 4-8. 24 sc (24x). Take them as usual through both loops.
ROWS 9-10. Do another 24 sc (24x).
ROW 11. Make 1 sc (1x) followed by another one then DECREASE (1^), do it all the row to get 16 stitches again.
ROW 12. Make a DECREASE the whole row to get 8 stiches. Stuff now.
ROW 13. Make a DECREASE, 4sc, then another DECREASE, SLIP STITCH (get 5-6 stitches). To close pull the yarn tighter and use the needle to close, hide the yarn inside the body.

EARS. Make two.

Use ONLY a 6sc Magic Ring, DONT CLOSE and dont PULL TIGHT, leave it a lil bit loose, then YARN OVER AND THROUGH THE LOOP IN THE HOOK, pull and leave a long tail so you can attach the ear easily to the head.
Cut a small felt circle and use the hot glue gun to glue it firmly.


Use a small piece of white yarn then undo it you will get a fuzzy scrap material, but use your fingers to make a small ball, attach it to the body with the hot glue gun, press n secure in place.

Using again the hot glue gun add the rest of the details, using the picture as a guide. With the wine red sewing thread draw (embroider) the nose...voila Cheesy !! u have the most cute hamster ever done !!!!!!!!!!

first pattern written in english and posted on a site lol, hope u like it. Buenas Noches Cheesy !!!!
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3  UK Handwarmers Big Brother Bday gift :D in Knitting: Completed Projects by akira_minou on: July 09, 2014 09:57:38 AM
First of all i would like to thanks alabamawhirly (Suzanne Stallard) for the awesome pattern. It's hers, i do not own the pattern Smiley You can find the pattern on her etsy or ravelry page.

A friend of mine wanted a special gift for her boyfriend this last Christmas, unfortunately they broke and i kept the pattern, it was very difficult to me since i dont have too much time knitting, but i started to practice. My borther saw the pattern and fell for it so i thought it could be a very nice n special gift for his bday (coming this July 10th) so i started to work.

Yarn its a baby acrylic yarn (dont know if he's allergic to wool  hahaha)
Needles are 3.0 mm DPN!!!!! but i put a bead in one tip because im always knitting in the subway so i wanted a small needle for not bugging people next to me. Hot glue gun works great.
Ziploc bag carried all the work the whole time, very useful since its raining the hell out in Mexico .
Cross stitch bobbins (dont know if thats the name for the white plastic mini cards) carried the right amount of yarn.

Took me 3 weeks to make them (every day, night and mornings )

Any comments are welcome!!

Gracias Smiley

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4  Dr.Who Scarf (almost done but shhhh) in Knitting: Completed Projects by akira_minou on: March 08, 2013 08:28:44 AM
Hi everybody!!

A friend of mine ask me if i could knit for him a "Dr.Who scarf"....the fans will hate me but i didnt know anything about the show until this friend told me, he also sent me the pattern and the color palette so...this is the result after a few weeks working, iv been very busy but its almost done just 3-5 more days knitting and he will have this really easy gorgeous scarf, hope u like it.

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5  Super Mario Bros :) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by akira_minou on: February 08, 2013 08:08:16 AM
Hi everybody!! long time since my last post. been a lil bit busy.

Well a friend of mine saw this lil buddy around the net and ask me if i could do one (i think this is gonna be for another gf he has lol.. i hope not cause i like him very much hahahaha)

So i tried to do my best, I DO NOT OWN THE PATTERN it came from a pic he saw on google i guess nd i did my own pattern. so here's what i did hope u like it.

thanks for ur comments!!

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6  Zombie Cellphone Cover...scaring every call and message in Crochet: Completed Projects by akira_minou on: December 17, 2012 07:09:31 PM
I have a friend who loves zombies so as i, it was her bday n i was thinking what to do for her
so after looking many sites and pics  i found a cute pattern of a Zombie Cellphone Cover, and i thought
that it could make a great present.

Since i dont sell the stuff i make (i keep some and other are gifts) i decided to show what i did

Not so cute as in the pattern but i think its a cool work. I used a different button and a sharpie
to make the cross lol cause it only has two holes n not 4 like in the pattern.

Dont know if i can say the name of the site but of course i wanna give credit to the admin there
for have this pattern as free,

let me know what u think

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7  Easy simple Round Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by akira_minou on: December 12, 2012 02:36:43 PM

I love this round scarf cause the pattern works great on any yarn so i wanted to do something
militar green (i love that shade) and besides the "scrunchiness" hehe it looks beautiful with
any kind of clothes.

Here is what i did:

Use one skein of ur favorite yarn (mine is a mexican brand with 100gr)
Hook is K (6.5mm)
Chain 150...130 if u dont have much yarn and 180 if u have enough to spare
Join this long chain with a slip stitch to make a big circle, yarn over and make 3 more chains, insert hook on second chain from this point, in other words skip one chain.
this is the tricky part: insert hook, yarn over, through the chain (u have 2 loops on the hook) yarn over, through first loop, u have now 1 chain to ur left and one loop to ur right and make a second chain keeping the very first loop u have on ur right, after these steps u have 2 chains on ur left and one loop on ur right Smiley yarn over and then go through both loops, make one more chain. Skip one chain of the base we just made at the beginning and then insert hook on the next, repeat all the process to complete the round. At the end just slip stitch and begin like we did at the beginning Smiley

i hope u get the idea lol basically its my first crochet tutorial hehehe Cheesy
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8  Triangle Loom Knitting Mini Shawl-Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by akira_minou on: December 12, 2012 02:23:27 PM

a few weeks ago while looking for a circular loom i found myself in front of a giant triangle loom
for shawls and immediately i knew that it was made for me lol.

so i brought it with me back home and after just a few simple steps (same as the square loom)
and 15 minutes i came out with this mini-shawl scarf which i dont know you guys but for me
its GORGEOUS Smiley

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9  Super Extra Cute Hello Kitty Mini Pillow with Instructions in Crochet: Completed Projects by akira_minou on: October 15, 2012 12:04:44 AM
Hi long time since my las post but i've been very busy working yesssssss Wink

ok it was my niece's birthday and i wanted to make something very special for her
to hold at nights...a doll? no she has many stuffed animals like all lil girls so
i decide to make her a tiny Hello Kitty Pillow (almost a cushion)

Its very simple to do basically all i did was single crochet using chain stitch as base
(between 25-30 chains) and working on vertical rows, until i had the desired length
sewing a piece of any fabric (color chosed by model lol) at the back, stuffed and closed

Felt application/applique its more easy to sew if u do it before the fabric rectangle Wink

and there u are happy model hehe Wink hope u like it!!

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10  Simply Gorgeous Stamping Lace Effect Nails in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by akira_minou on: August 16, 2012 10:33:34 AM
I had a job interview in a very important place so i didnt know how to paint my nails.

I came up with this lace idea after looking my stamping plates.

Its a very easy design using KONAD m57 and m79 plates:

1.-Apply 2 coats of basecoat if u want a sheer look. *Any nude beige or pink color look good too but i decided not to add an aditional color*.

2.-With any white regular polish of ur choice put a small amount over the design and scrap off the excess with a plastic card which it works better than regular plastic and steel blade scrappers.

3.-Pick up the image from the plate with the stamper and quickly press it over ur nail within a rolling motion. Do the same with second design.

Apply topcoat and u're done!!

Simply, gorgeous and perfect for any date!!!

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