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11  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by rottenlittleboys on: March 05, 2012 05:03:40 PM
I have finished up many, many more crocheted dishcloths. I ran a strand of size 10 crochet thread through out most of my work. My church's kitchen is nearly as old as I am, complete with the olive green floors. This way, I have the one color, brown, tying every dishcloth and eventual hotpad together with the colors of the floor.

The others are for my mom, because she is the only one who never begs me for any thing.  Roll Eyes  And because she still helps take care of my entire family.

I found this adorable pattern in Stitch Spring 2012 where you make a quilt block and then cut it down into the shape of a flying-disk-like toy. Cut out two, made one and decided I just can not cut the second square.

Can you see the size of the square and the finished size of the FDLtoy? Why, oh why did the directions call for making such a HUGE square if all you were going to do is trim away most of it?  Shocked

Still working on those first pair of socks of the year. *sigh*
So now I am stuck with a lumpy 8 inch disk and a 13 inch square from scraps that I am tired of looking at.

Any ideas?
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12  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by rottenlittleboys on: February 15, 2012 01:19:03 PM
Our oldest son just received his Eagle Scout badge. My husband and I were at a local fabric store and found this really cool Boy Scout fabric by Robert Kaufman, utilizing the pictures that Norman Rockwell did for the Saturday Evening Post.

Even though I am not a quilter, I had to do something with that fabric for our son.

The material had different scenes in panels.  I placed all of the panels around a center of muslin. At the celebration, Sharpie (brand) pens were handed out and everyone signed his quilt.

The back is another piece from the collection, some of you may recognize it from older Scout uniforms.

And a little jacket I just managed to get pictures of. The pattern is the Granny Square Shrug. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-shrug-2

On the dreamcatchers. My husband is part Indian and this is just one of the skills that had been passed down in his family.  Smiley
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13  Dreamcatchers from the Wild in Completed Projects by rottenlittleboys on: February 14, 2012 06:17:44 AM
This is from my husband, Tla Dinuwa.

For several nights, our nieces had been having terrible dreams and were reluctant to stay in their rooms. Their father asked if we knew of anywhere or of any one who would sell him a dreamcatcher. The belief behind dreamcatchers is that the webbing catches bad dreams, but allows good dreams to flow through the center hole. Dream catchers are symbolic and represent things that are important to the maker and the customs of the people.

I chose to represent the four directions and the number seven represented in the pink and blue tear beads and the silver lined glass blue beads. Both sets of numbers are traditionally found in most Native American cultures. I felt it was a good learning tool to teach a tradition of the past to the children of tomorrow.

The hoops are harvested from wild grape vine from our back yard. They bend easily when soaked overnight in water.

Thanks for looking.
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14  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by rottenlittleboys on: February 14, 2012 06:04:19 AM
I have pictures!  Smiley

A cross-stitch bookmark of two Oods from the Dr. Who swap.

The backing to the book mark that looks like the space the TARDIS is flying through in the opening.

And something from my husband. His nieces have been having bad dreams, so he made up dream catchers for both of them. The pink and blue beads are called tear beads, there are seven beads for the number of completion and there are four hollow silver beads for the four directions. 

The hoops were harvested from wild grape vines in our back yard.

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15  Re: One Tiny Doctor Who Thing Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rottenlittleboys on: February 08, 2012 07:38:32 PM
Is that a beaded TARDIS? My, it looks like it could be larger on the inside?  Cheesy

Here is a picture a little truer to color for the back of Tabzilla's bookmark.

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16  Re: One Tiny Doctor Who Thing Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rottenlittleboys on: February 05, 2012 02:57:30 PM
I have pictures of the wonderful item I received from Tabzilla.

Tabzilla sent me the most brilliant thing I could have, a book. As a child, I slept with my books, instead of dolls.

It is a proper little book with a reinforced spine and endpapers. Her work is great too. When I hold it in my hand, it feels like a brand-new book, the spine is still stiff. The best part? She is a librarian.

For her project, she knew I am impressed with drawings, so she found several wonderful fan art pictures, got their permission to use their art work, paired up pictures with quotes from Nine and Rose's (only) season.

Check out the Tardis/book.  Wink

It even has endpapers that I think look like a field of stars.

Front or book title page.

She did a great job matching different art work with quotes. Don't these two look like they could be having this conversation?

This page is special because of the font. This is a quote from a Dalek speaking to Rose. Since the Dalek is mostly machine, she made the font look mechanical. It sounds like a Dalek.

For the last picture, Tabzilla chose a picture that feels as if the two are looking off toward the future, but the quote is one of the last things Nine said to Rose.

'Rose, before I go I just wanna tell you- you were fantastic. Absolutely fanfastic. And d'you know what?
So was I!'

I simply could not have been better paired.

Thank you so much Tabzilla, I hope you enjoy your OTT as much I as I will.

Thank you so much Lilak Tygress and Mandymo13 for hosting! I can't wait for the next Dr. Who swap.

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17  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by rottenlittleboys on: January 09, 2012 09:43:47 AM
Finished two sets of doll clothes for my niece. When I told my brother, he said 'Great, now you can make all of her doll clothes.'  I just about died.

First up, sleeper with hat.

Second, every girl needs a dress and tights to go under right?

Flower detail on the dress.

Jacket for when it is cold.

And check out the little turtle. This was cut from the same material the sleeve and collar were.

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18  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by rottenlittleboys on: January 02, 2012 02:04:04 PM
Made napkins today which we have been needing for years.

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19  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by rottenlittleboys on: January 02, 2012 02:01:31 PM
Well  I have my first project finished. Amazingly.  Wink

Nothing special but my family has needed cloth napkins for the longest time.

I used up about 2.5 yards of stash, 2 yards which has been sitting here for at least two years.

Lets see, something stripped and something for myself. Yep, two out of three aren't bad. Smiley

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20  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by rottenlittleboys on: December 31, 2011 01:28:53 PM
80 projects huh? You make me feel like a slacker.  Wink

I have finished a couple of more projects today. May as well have, the husband has torn apart the plumbing to repipe our badly, sadly plumbed kitchen. Love that man. Smiley

The sixth pair of socks in 2011.

A fish hat.

One of the welder's type hats my dad asked for.

And a small blanket for the local animal shelter.

I really think I hit 50 this year as I know I did not post everything here. I have just lost count is all.

Happy New Year all! Smiley

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