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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / beginner question on: September 26, 2006 02:14:28 PM

I'm somewhat new to crochet, but I've never worked in rounds before, and I'm trying out an amigurumi pattern (totoro). My 2 questions involve the pattern.

Number one!

The pattern says:
Eyes (white yarn, make 2):
1: Ch 2, 8sc into 1st ch, link to 1st sc with slip st, FO.

I made the two eyes, but the hole in the center is not centered. Is this right? What can I do to make them more centered?

Numero dos!

The pattern says:
Tummy (white yarn):
1: 6sc into magic ring
2: 2sc into each st (12st)
3: 2sc into each st (24st)

I got to step 2, and I wasn't sure if I was supposed to slip stitch the circle together, because there was a bit of extra space, or is the stomach a spiral?

This is a link to Angry Angel's pattern, if anyone thinks it would help.
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Many Things (img heavy) on: August 02, 2006 02:18:16 PM
Well, I've never actually posted up any of my projects, because my digicam is really old and ... crappy. But I decided that I would use it anyway and post up the different things I've made.

This is the first full sized purse I've ever made. I made the outer using a somewhat thick fabric I bought in the Garment District, and the lining is a soft pink fabric my boyfriend mailed to me. I made it using the slouchy hobo bag tutorial, but the inside isn't made with the pleats (or what ever they are...)

The fabric started out really stiff and hard, but after I used it a few times it's turned out to be very soft.

This purse I made using a sewing kit sent to me by hoxierice for the July Birthday swap. I love the outer fabric, and the bag is so soft.

This is a bookbag I've made for my sister. It's outer is a very heavy fabric I got from Jo-Anns, and I'm not sure what the lining is. She wanted a Tinkerbell applique. There's a pocket under the flap.

The next three pouches I made using the lined zippered bag tutorial, all with a 3" zipper. The last olive striped one has a ribbon loop, and it's my favorite.

These two stuffies were my first and second stuffies I've ever made. The second was my first try at embroidery. I like them.

This is the first dress I've made using a pattern, and I'm really happy with the outcome. I had to alter it a bit, because the dress pattern seems to be made for a woman with a MUCH larger bust than I do.

There now. I started sewing about 6 months ago, and I really enjoy doing it. Thanks for looking!
13  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Writing on black fabric? on: July 30, 2006 12:51:22 PM
I've looked over the forums, and I've found the answer to my question about writing on fabric (pigma micron pens), but are there any white pens that can write on black fabric, or is embroidery my only option?
14  New York / New York: Central / Binghamton, anyone? on: July 13, 2006 12:33:33 PM
I go to SUNY binghamton, and was wondering if any other craftsters went here, or if they live in this area. The closest Joann's is FAR from campus, LOL.
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Using a Pattern Tutorials? on: July 01, 2006 08:43:24 PM
I've been online looking for a pattern that I can start off with, to learn how to use patterns in general, but the measurements on the pattern infor pages confused the bejesus out of me. Does anyone have any links to any pages that explain patterns? Or can anyone explain things to me right now?

Example of my confusion:
This is from a "Very Easy" skirt pattern
Skirt A
45"*/**3 7/83 7/8
FABRICS: Lightweight Jersey, Lightweight Crepe and Lightweight Linen. Unsuitable for obvious diagonals. Allow extra fabric to match plaids or stripes. Use nap yardages/ layouts for pile, shaded or one-way design fabrics. *with nap. **without nap.

What on earth does all this mean? Can someone translate this to English for me?
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fruit Swap? on: June 19, 2006 05:19:35 PM
What about a swap where people craft their partner's favorite fruit? Or even Veggie!

Would anyone organize it? I'm a newbie to swaps and pretty much to Craftster as well. Tongue
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / 3 Inch Zipper Ideas on: March 09, 2006 01:47:22 PM
My boyfriend ordered me 20 3-inch black zippers off of ebay, and I just got them today, now I just need help and ideas for what to do with them.
my first project is going to be a simple coin purse (This is my first time working with zippers), but I really need some inspiration.
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