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1  Summer is for Pineapples Skirt in Crochet: Completed Projects by junebean on: August 11, 2009 06:45:46 PM

I finished this pineapple lace skirt called "Walking after Midnight" in Doris Chan's Amazing Crochet Lace pattern book.  It's crocheted in Madil Eden yarn with an H hook.  It was such a fun and easy pattern and I am so happy with the results!  The best part...it twirls like a dream. 

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2  Re: Hand Carved Stamps in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by junebean on: October 30, 2006 09:29:22 AM
Thank you! These were among my first attempts at ever carving stamps.  My very first attempt was not even worth posting.  They are all carved into a soft rubbery material called SpeedyCut by SpeedBall.  I bought it in large sheets at a local art supply store and cut it to make smaller stamps.  The tree branch is the only one that is an entire sheet of SpeedyCut and is a lot bigger than it might look.  

The owl was cut with only an Xacto knife, but I eventually went out and bought myself some woodcutting tools to get that neat rough Bread and Puppet-y woodblock look.  I got some books about carving out of the library, but for the most part I just winged it - all with my own designs (I looked at pictures online to get the basic shapes right).  I used regular ink pads that I bought at a stationery store.  I tried brushing on paint to see how I liked it...and I didn't.  

I hadn't thought about making cards or anything with them, but I'll keep you posted if I do anything with them. The strawberry is my signature stamp for letterboxing, which is what started it all, and  then I had just hoped I could frame a few prints of other images to hang on my walls.  

And if this gives you a better idea of the material, here's a picture of the actual stamps:

Thank you for all your nice comments!
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3  Hand Carved Stamps in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by junebean on: October 30, 2006 07:46:21 AM
I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but I found a few other carved stamp posts in this section...

I've just gotten into carving my own stamps lately - catalyzed purely by letterboxing.  (Check out letterboxing.org if you haven't already)

Here are my first attempts at carving my own stamps:



Cherry Blossom Branch


Thanks for looking!
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4  Yoga Mat Bag in Crochet: Completed Projects by junebean on: October 30, 2006 07:29:56 AM
I've been taking the bus to my yoga class each week and having to juggle my bag and my mat and all my other things, rather awkwardly between aisles of the bus and the whole walk home.  So after seeing bags to carry yoga mats, I decided to crochet my own.  I chose a brown acrylic yarn out of my stash to go with my tan colored mat and also because I thought it might withstand the hardships of travel better than some of my other yarns.  

So here it is on the floor:  It has a cross-strap and drawstring closure at the top

And here it is in action (well mirror action):

Thanks for looking!
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5  Re: Tubey crochetalong! Take that, knitters!!!! in Crochetalongs by junebean on: May 13, 2006 04:01:54 PM
Well I've finally taken a picture of my finished Tubey Sweater.  I'm really happy with the way it came out.  I've actually been done for a while and have worn it quite a bit - it's still been kind of cold some days.  So here it is:

What do you think?  I can't wait to see what everyone else has done!
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6  sexy new summer top in Crochet: Completed Projects by junebean on: May 13, 2006 03:34:13 PM
I finished this one a few weeks ago but still haven't gotten a chance to wear it.  Not exactly sure where I'll wear it to either...but I've enjoyed waltzing around my house in my new tank top at least.  

Here's the front:

and here's the back:

Oooh la la!  Thanks for looking!
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7  20's style cloche hat in Crochet: Completed Projects by junebean on: March 19, 2006 10:11:02 AM
Hurray! I've been dying to try a 20's style cloche but it took a while to get the shape exactly right.  Black and white aren't really my colors, but the white was the stiffest yarn I had and after a few tries, I found the stiffer the hat, the better the shape. I added ribbon and a crochet flower because it needed a little something extra.  Now all I need is one of those cute flapper haircuts... Here are a few different views of my hat.  What do you think?

Thanks for looking!
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8  Crochet Halter Top in Crochet: Completed Projects by junebean on: March 12, 2006 10:24:39 PM
Dreaming of summer I guess...but I haven't been able to really work on any wintery projects even though it's still cold.  Instead I've been making summery tops like this halter.  I designed it using inspiration from a bunch of different crocheted tank tops I've seen - especially this beautiful one https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67176.0 that I saw on craftster a while back.  The top part is basically a bikini top and then the bottom is a shell pattern in rounds.  Not much to it...and hopefully not too much longer until I can wear it.  Thanks for looking! 


and not-quite-so-scandalous
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9  my finished cupcake in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by junebean on: March 12, 2006 09:29:53 PM
I finished my version of cupcake today.  I tested it out in a pink acrylic that I had lying around and the pattern went really well so I think I'll go back and make one a little fancier...sometime this spring, hopefully.

Thanks for looking!
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10  finished FrouFrou in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by junebean on: March 07, 2006 02:46:13 PM
Here's my completed froufrou sweater.  I loved it ever since I first saw it posted (you should have seen my terrible attempt at recreating it without a pattern) and now I finally have one of my own.  I used a green wool blend but everything else I kept the same.  I'm still not sure if I put it together right but I don't see how else it could have been done.  The sleeves are still a little big - my sister suggested blocking it and seeing if everything fell more into place so maybe I'll try that.  Thanks for looking!

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