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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / THE ONE AND ONLY RAFFIA PURSE (HAND KINTTED)!!! Lots of Pics (15 or so) on: August 21, 2005 07:53:23 AM
The Raffia Evening / Dress Purse!

Grin Done by: Lee Funny's Nana Grin

Materials Used
  • * 2 1/2 Balls of Pink/Redish Raffia (NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE)
  • 1 Large Knitting Needle
  • 1 Small Knitting Needle
  • One Large Button
  • Cardboard (Optional: Used to make Pom-Pom)

This is Raffia (for those that don't know) except we used Redish/ Pink raffia!

Step -by- Step

Cast on (Purse): 20 Stitches with 1 large knitting needle & 1 small needle.
Cast on (Strap): Smaller Needles used with 6 stiches for strap.
Envelope Flap: Envelope flap was made by decreasing stiches either side.
Pom Pom: An attempted pom-pom adds the finishing touch to the loop & button which secures flap.

A Quote By Nana!

This was a difficult knitting challenge for me, as I have never experimented with different textures. The raffia almost broke my hands. When my grandson suggested that I should take part in this challenge, I couldn't sleep because I was trying to think of the perfect substitute for yarn. I didn't sleep all night, so I went to the dollar store to see if I could find anything. * I purchased the pink raffia at my local dollar store, Buck-Os! This raffia was made in the Phillapines 9(don't know how to spell it). The pruse may be used either with the strap or tuck strap inside for evening wear. I really enjoyed this challenge!

Pictures Of The Finished Project

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them up!
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 4 ENTRIES / Michael Jackson - Thriller - Clock!! on: July 29, 2005 12:06:16 PM
Roll Eyes This is my Michael Jackson Clock I made Roll Eyes

This is the front of it.

At the bottom of the clock, is a timeline of his career in the 80's! Here it is!

Timeline continued...

Timeline continued...

The numbers on the outside(well, there is no numbers) are the names of songs that featured on the album "Thriller".

And the arms of the clock are Peter Pan and the shiny glove he wore!

This project took about a week to finish because of all of the supplies I needed to purchase. This project wasn't so cheap to do because of the clock mechanism. The project itself is pretty self explanitory, because it is a simple object but it looks complicating. I chose to do Michael Jackson because, I just purchased a IPod Shuffle and the music I first put on was Michael Jackson. That inspired me! While I made this clock, I listened to him so I could brainstorm some ideas and complete it with the Jackson twist I wanted.    
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3  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / A challenge that advertises CRAFTSER.ORG on: July 10, 2005 11:23:36 AM
Why not have a challenge to see what creative ideas people have to advertise craftster.org?

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What do you think? Post today!!! Grin
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Feng Shui Ideas on: June 29, 2005 05:31:45 PM
Do you people have any ideas on how you could make a room feng shui style? Do you have any ways of including a zen garden? Maybe in a flower pot, etc.... I don't know, just please help me.

5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / MY STAIN GLASS AND MOSAICS on: June 29, 2005 12:57:15 PM
Here are a couple samples of my work, so PLEASE leave feedback. Tell me what you would pay for it.
Give me suggestions! Grin Cheesy

6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 3 ENTRIES / Xena Warrior Princess and Castle Scene on: June 29, 2005 12:52:56 PM
Here is my castle scene.

I chose to do this because I am a Xena fan and I was thinking about it for a while.
I used cardboard, grey paint, green felt, and toys. The draw bridge works aswell!!

If you need to take one off, take this one off.
7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Hanging Mobile on: June 29, 2005 09:43:55 AM

8  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Tooth Pick Sculpture or a Tooth Brush Sculpture on: June 29, 2005 08:31:10 AM
What do think about a challenge with tooth pick or tooth brush?

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9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Lee Funny's Photography and Pencil Art - What Do Yall Think on: June 29, 2005 07:49:24 AM
Huh Huh What do you think  Huh Huh

Do you like them? The picture I drew is of my mother.

10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / My Nana (turning 71) has a birthday coming up!! HELP!! on: June 29, 2005 06:45:10 AM
Over the years, I have given my nana many great crafts, and now I am stuck with something to do again.
I will post a list of things she is interested in. Undecided Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
  • Fishing
  • Hot Air Balloons
  • Gardening
  • The Beach
  • Wales (the country)

Last year, I made a african mask that I carved. It was really great, and it was even spooky. I even made a large painting of a beach scene (with the sun setting and a cut-out picture of here facing the sunset on the beach). It was one of my best pieces of art.
If you people can think of any crafty ideas, I will be happy with any!

Thank you so much!
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