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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Flapperish or 1930's Cloche Hat with Flower - - Pattern Too! on: December 04, 2008 12:00:00 PM
Hi, just wanted to let everyone know that I added the photos and the pattern to the originall post.  I apologize for the inconvience of it being gone for a while!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Flapperish or 1930's Cloche Hat with Flower - - Pattern Too! on: November 09, 2008 10:21:17 AM
I'm so sorry Crafsters!  My domain name got hijacked when it was renewal time, because I was dealing with family things and away from the internet for a good while.

I'll try my best to fix this soon, and post to let you know.  I guess I forgot that my website going missing would affect all my craftster posts as well. 
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Has anyone made KnitPicks Two at Once Toe Up Socks? on: July 28, 2008 09:54:12 AM
I'm making a pair of socks using the Knit Picks pattern for magic loop two at once toe up socks, and I can't tell how long I'm supposed to make the foot part.  I know I'm supposed to try them on and then start the heel bottom when the "sock is past the instep and the edge of the sock is parallel to the anklebone".  That doesn't really make much sense to me, and it says to see the illustration, but the only picture that could refer to has the person's hand in the way of where that part of the sock stops.

Anyway, am I supposed to start on the bottom heel flap when the sock is long enough to hit where my foot bends from my ankle?  Or am I supposed to go to my ankle bone, which I'm taking to mean the knobby bone on the side of my ankle about an inch farther? 

Anyone have any experience or suggestions regarding this type of pattern?  Thanks knitters!  It's much appreciated!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES / Re: Protesting Animals: The animals are protesting, I'm not protesting them. on: August 24, 2007 08:38:29 AM
Thanks all for the nice compliments.  I'm glad you like the animals.  I know they're a little cheesy, but my sense of humor is pretty much at the pun level, so they crack me right up.

I used Avery brand for the iron on's.  They work really well for me, though I did almost burn one, because apparently my new iron works MUCH better than the old one.  So I have to learn some new heat adjustments, not just the old everything on high method I used with the old one.

I'm glad you liked the apron tryskal.  And thanks for checking out the rest of the site.  I'm trying to put together more projects like that to have on there, but I never seem to remember to update it.  I'm thinking of getting a laptop and for some reason that seems like the magic pill I'll need to really improve beppycat.com.  Of course, I'm sure just because I CAN update from anywhere won't mean that I actually WILL update from anywhere.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES / Protesting Animals: The animals are protesting, I'm not protesting them. 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
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Amigurumi Fairy and Toadstool on: July 10, 2007 08:06:21 AM
The fairy is very cute!  But I really really love the adorable toadstool.

The wires aren't a huge problem, looks like no one much noticed them.  But a quick fix could be just whip stitching over them in the same color yarn.  Or, you could crochet a small black oval, and whip stitch it to the bottom of her foot, and it would look like the sole of a shoe.

Anyway, great work!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: sakura clutch and question *added sortof pattern for sakura flower* on: June 22, 2007 07:56:57 AM
That is very lovely, and inspiring too!

I have an answer for you about the chain stitch.  There is a way to make chains on the front side without having to embroider them. 

You have the working yarn on the backside of the fabric, and insert the hook, pull up a loop, insert the hook where you want the end of the chain, pull up a loop and pull through the loop on the hook.  It's pretty much like slip stitching through the fabric so the chains lie on top.  I find this goes faster than using an embroidery chain stitch with a needle.

And the textile dork in me can't help adding that this was a popular embroidery stitch at one time called tambour work.  The hooks used look like sharpened crochet hooks, so they can go through the fabric.  And some crochet history theories claim that crochet developed from tambour embroidery when people just started leaving the fabric and hoop out of the equation.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tutorial for making an apron out of dishtowels. on: June 22, 2007 06:44:02 AM
Yeah, one of the best parts of the towel aprons for me is that I wipe my hands on my aprons alot when I'm baking/cooking.  So, since it IS a towel, it's absorbant, and it doesn't matter that I'm always drying my hands on it.

Butterlite, you don't cook in an apron with no pants?  I'm always hanging in the kitchen pantless.  But I guess that's just the way I roll.   Wink
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tutorial Link for making an apron out of dishtowels. 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.)
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Oh yes, we STILL have to match for Father's Day on: June 18, 2007 04:49:20 PM
Excellent idea and great work.  I absolutely love the wearing a shirt under the halter dress look that you did.

I see only one flaw.  I'll bet you've got yourself a permenent job of matchy sewing for every holiday for the next forty years.  At least you won't get stuck with red and gold plaid at Christmas.  Better just find a nice necktie pattern.   Wink
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