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1  Protesting Animals: The animals are protesting, I'm not protesting them. in CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES by BeppyCat on: August 06, 2007 06:51:38 AM
For my entry, I decided to make a whole set of coordinating bags that can be folded into a zipper pouch for easy carrying.  That way, I'll have enough nice fabric bags for a medium sized shopping trip.

I used iron-ons to put my series of sea side animals with protest signs onto the bags. 

The bags are made of leftovers from other projects, mostly cotton muslin, and printed cotton linings. 

The pattern is made from a regular grocery store bag following queenofdiy's tutorial.

The drawings I did following some pictures of the animals I found on coloring pages on-line.  None were originally protesting.   Cheesy

Here are some in various states of finishedness.

Here is the top stitching and anchor lining on the starfish bag.

This is the lining of the other bags.  It makes me think of water bubbles.

Action Shots!

If you go to my site at this link:  http://www.beppycat.com/reusable%20bags  You can get full-sized images of the animals to swipe and use on your own bags if you think they're cute.

Thanks for looking everyone!  I hope they've made you smile!!

BTW, there were going to be some with puns involving the words "levithan" and "reel" but my husband said those were stretching my pun making abilities to the breaking point.   Wink
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2  Tutorial Link for making an apron out of dishtowels. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by BeppyCat on: June 20, 2007 12:34:07 PM



Here's a tutorial I just finished for making this apron from dishtowels.

I like to get cute dish towels from the dollar store for this project, they always have cute ones for the different seasons and hollidays.

I'd love to see pics if anyone makes one!

(Yes, that is me striking a sexpot pose in the kitchen with my apron for my camera timer.  Yes, I do have too much time on my hands.)
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3  Re: Do any of you actually look GOOD in a hat? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by BeppyCat on: February 24, 2005 10:57:19 AM
Here's my bucket hat.  Which really isn't a bucket hat at all.  It was supposed to be, but it came out to be a hat just like Sean Connery wears in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  Anyway, I almost look okay in it, so I'm excited.  It does way more for me than the flapper hat does.  Okay, so here it is:

I apologize for the picture quality, I had to take it myself in the mirror.
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4  Re: circular ripple afghan in Crochet: Completed Projects by BeppyCat on: November 08, 2004 06:38:44 AM

Here's my version!  I didn't see this thread till after I bought a booklet at Wal-mart just to get this pattern, so I don't know if it's exactly the same or not.  I made this one for my niece.  I have a nephew on the way, and I made him one that's white in the middle, then light blue, then dark blue (didn't get a pic before i sent it), and when Julia saw it, she loved it so much.  She's practically stolen it from her brother before he's born, lol.  So, I made her this one to match her room, so she'd have her own.

I used Caron Simply Soft for both of them.  It's great for this, machine washable, which is important for my sister with the new baby.  I really love this yarn.  It really is very soft, but it's acrylic, so it's easy to take care of, and affordable!  I've still got enough of the pink and green for a number of things for my niece.  She's three, so it doesn't take much yarn to make her something, lol.  
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5  Re: Dueces Wild Flower Pin Swap Pics in The Swap Gallery by BeppyCat on: October 26, 2004 08:54:37 AM
Here are the three that I got from shmee last week.

I love them all!  I don't think you can tell, but two of them are made from sewing patterns.  So cool.  But I have to admit that one of the things that made me most excited when I got this package was how she wrote my name on the envelope:

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6  Re: Dueces Wild Flower Pin Swap Pics in The Swap Gallery by BeppyCat on: October 20, 2004 11:45:25 AM
I got mine yesterday from abinka!  Yay!  And it's so cute, I just love it.  My kitten keeps trying to eat the crocheted center, but its stayed together, so there's a good testament to her construction skills.

Here's a pic of it pinned to my backpack:
(notice the kitten on the edge yearning to chew the pretty flower?)

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7  Re: Kitty Cat Hat, Published in new online crochet mag in Crochet: Completed Projects by BeppyCat on: October 02, 2004 06:57:01 AM
I think that sounds really cute.  I don't think it has to be realistic to be cute at all.  The only reason I used gray is because I wanted to make it look like my kitty, Smudge:
As for a cat with a varigated head, maybe you could say you're calico, like my kitty Pickles:

And now, just because I try not to play favorites, (though Smudgie is my favorite, lol) Here's my kitty Columbo:

Anyway, thanks for sitting through the cat show.  I hope your hat turns out well.  I get sort of nervous when people are making things from the patterns I've written because I worry that somehow it won't work for them like it did for me.  One thing I will say is that you'll probably want to try it on as you go, and if you like the length, skip right down to the ribbing rows.  It seems like I might like hats that are longer than most people want them, but that's one thing that's easily adjustable.
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8  Re: Flapperish or 1930's Cloche Hat with Flower - - Pattern Too! in Crochet: Completed Projects by BeppyCat on: September 27, 2004 02:47:26 PM

Here's another hat I designed.  You can find this pattern at http://www.crochetme.com/ after Friday, Oct. 1.  I hope you all like this one too!
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9  Re: really pretty crochet scarf!!! in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by BeppyCat on: September 14, 2004 08:25:33 AM

Here's what I came up with:

ch 4 and join with a slipstitch to form a ring
Rnd 1: ch 1, 12 sc in the ring, join with a slip stitch to 1st sc

Rnd 2: ch 3, puff stitch in first sc and in every sc around, join with a slipstitch to ch 1 of 1st puff stitch (12 puff stitches)

Rnd: 3:  ch 3, puff stitch in same space as join, *ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, chain two, puff stitch in next ch 1 space, ch 1, puff stitch in same space, repeat from * untill end.  Final puff stitch is made in same space as 1st one, ch 1, join to top of 1st puff stitch  (8 puff stitches, 12 ch 2 spaces, four corner chains)

Rnd 4: ch 3, sc in next ch 2 space, (ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space) 2 times, ch 2 sc in corner chain, *ch 3, sc in same space. (ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space) 3 times.  repeat from * twice more.  in the final corner, sc, ch 3 and join to the first sc.

Rnd 5: ch 1, 3 sc in every ch 2 space around, 5 sc in each corner chain, join to first sc, fasten off.

I know that's probably kind of confusing to read, but if you try it out, you should be able to see where the stitches all go.

I posted a link to instructions for the puff stitch in my last post, just do those the way stitch guide says.

I'm pretty sure that the squares in the scarf you posted are made with varigated yarn, and the two different colored squares are made just by starting on a different color in the repeat sequence.  I didn't have any varigated yarn lying around to experiment with.  With the colored yarns, you'd use varigated for the first 3 rounds, then switch to the solid color for the last 2 rounds.  I think this pattern would work best in sport weight yarn if you could find some you liked, but worsted will probably work.  You want to use a kinda big hook for the yarn, so the squares will drape better.

Anyway, you just do a bunch of those squares, and sew them together.  There's an edging too, but let's cross that bridge when we come to it, lol.
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10  Re: Pink and Black Evening Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by BeppyCat on: July 11, 2004 07:57:55 AM
Okay, here's the pattern I drew for this purse.  I don't have the time to do instructions, but you can put it together following the tutorial I mentioned in the first post.

I'm pretty sure you can just save the picture and print it out at that size and use the pieces like that.  Good luck!

Also, I did put a closure on it before I sent it to my brother.  I sewed a button on each side in the center near the top.  On one of them, I put a loop of elastic before I sewed it on, and then the elastic can go over the top and be looped on the other button.  I used the same kind of shank button that he picked to go on his vest.  They're metal and have a celtic circle design engraved on them.

Hope you like the pattern!
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