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41  Handpainted, handmade pine box (Largish picture) in Completed Projects by halfjackd on: December 28, 2005 10:56:26 AM
My husband made me this wonderful pine box for Christmas, and I decorated it today.

The image is an old embroidery pattern from Needlecrafter that I painted with silver paint, and the lining inside was the last scraps of my favorite fabric.
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42  Re: Reproducing a Purse in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by halfjackd on: December 24, 2005 02:34:57 AM
Here's my version, using roxycat's pattern.  I made it as a gift for my mom for Christmas and I know she'll love it.

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43  Boring old coffee can, now a cute snowman cookie tin! in Winter Holidays by halfjackd on: December 21, 2005 03:27:50 PM
I made tons of cookies this year and wanted a cute container to put them in to give to my best friend and her family.  I'm way low on cash, but I do have quite a few empty coffee cans (java freak that I am, heh)

First, I spray painted the can white. 

Then I just used some scrap fabric and sewed a tube, then tied the top of the tube tightly with a contrasting fabric.  I frayed a little square of the contrasting fabric and sewed it on like a patch.  I turned under a hem and hot glued the edge around the rim of the coffee lid.  Yay!  A hat! 

I cut another long strip of the main fabric and tied it tightly, about an inch from the bottom of the can.  Secured it with liberal hot glue and played with it until it resembled a scarf. 

Finally, I just used Sharpies to draw a cute lil snowman face on. 

Twenty minutes or so of crafting and I have something a little more attractive to put holiday cookies in.  I like it so much I may scrap the actual goodie bags I bought and make more of these  Grin

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44  Sigmund the penguin in Knitting: Completed Projects by halfjackd on: December 08, 2005 07:57:49 AM

My husband (and I) are big fans of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter book series by Laurell K. Hamilton, so I thought it'd be perfect to make him his very own Sigmund.  I used the Pasha pattern from Knitty and have to add that I'm pretty pleased with myself for doing my first *piquant* pattern.
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45  Re: Ornaments in Winter Holidays by halfjackd on: November 23, 2005 11:05:31 AM
Here's a little miniature hat and mittens that I knitted last night.  The hat is about 2 1/2 inches tall with the brim folded up and the mittens are about 2 inches tall. 

Both of the patterns were free online:




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46  Re: "If I look like that, I may as well slit my throat!" - said my stepmother! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by halfjackd on: July 07, 2005 06:33:52 AM
I just wanted to agree with most everyone that's responded.  I really love the first painting and I got a little teary eyed when I read how your step mother reacted.  Your first rendering of her  might not have been a magazine cover beautiful picture of how she looks, but it looked real, and strong, and rawly clean.  Your second was beautiful too, but in an entirely different way.  It looked "beautiful on purpose", not by default.  It looked like you'd meant to paint her as a model, not as a natural beauty.

I have a little story to share.  My mother didn't say anything nearly so hurtful, but it still hurt nontheless.

For mother's day I made the biggest thread doily I'd ever made before.  It took me weeks and weeks of non stop 8 hour crochetathons.  It turned out to be 29 inches across, and used three balls of #10 thread.

Here's a picture of the finished product:

My mom did like it, but about three seconds after she opened it, she said "oh, that's beautiful, but you know what I'd really like?  An 80 inch long crocheted table cloth!"

Like my gift was good, but not good enough.

It's hurtful, but isn't there a saying along the lines of "you always hurt the ones you love"?
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47  My cheap flair skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by halfjackd on: June 18, 2005 05:28:28 AM
This is my first crafty post  Smiley

I picked up this fabric at Wal-mart for $2.00 a yard.  I thought it was terrifically gaudy and would make a great skirt.  It's a flair skirt, though it's a little hard to see in the picture.

Here's a close up of the fabric

I saved a panel from an ancient skirt to use as a pattern and cut four like this:

I sewed them together, added a band, and hemmed it.  Simple as pie.

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48  Re: Pets, Needles and Thread - Word of Warning! in Stitch And BOTCH by halfjackd on: June 16, 2005 06:08:28 AM
I can completely relate to your post!

My mother in law had a beautiful chihuahua named Cordova.  She used to cross stitch all the time, and one day she noticed her needle and green thread was missing.  The next day she heard Cordova whining and trying to poo in the house...turns out he'd swallowed thread and needle whole and it was coming out.  Only it was coming from about a half an inch from his er...orfice.  They had to use pliers to remove it and he was taken to the vet so they could watch for complications.

I've had Cordova for four years now, and I'm happy to say that he's happy, healthy, and needle free.  I watch all of my crafts like a hawk!

(Sorry for the grossitude of the story.  Here's an adorable picture of Cordova as an apology)

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