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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Where do you buy your patterns? on: October 08, 2008 08:14:30 PM
I'm sorry if there is a thread on here that covers this already, but....

Aside from Simplicity and Butterick, etc.... where can you get good patterns from?  I'm thinking something a little 'hipper' and different than the usual McCalls, Vogue type stuff.  Anyone know?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / A Seedy Way to Decorate... on: July 14, 2008 03:52:24 PM
I had a blank wall in the living room that was driving me crazy, so I filled it with 'seedy art'!

Bad attempt at a close-up:

The flowers are made from sunflower seeds, red lentils, pumpkin seeds and mung beans.  I hot-glued the seeds to a round piece of cardboard (cut from a beer case) then took three (dollar store) canvases I had lying around, painted them, and glued the flowers to the painted canvases.   

It was very simple!
3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Fingerwoven Wall Thingy (Tapestry maybe?) on: July 14, 2008 03:40:52 PM
I am stretching the truth by calling this a 'completed project'...as you can tell by the pencil that is holding the weaving up!  I haven't finished it because I'm torn between getting a piece of doweling to hold it or trying to feed a 'twig' of some sort through.  I'm leaning towards twig, but it is the more ifficult option I think...if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

This is my first non-functional (unless you count decorating my wall as a function!) fingerweaving project:


The colours are a little more accurate in the second picture...I realized today they are kind of 'ninja turtle' colours!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby skull sweater on: July 14, 2008 03:30:04 PM
If anyone's paying attention to my posts today you'll see that I've been on a baby crafting kick!

This is a sweater for my nephew-to-be:



I wanted to keep it simple...I based the sweater pattern on "Baby's First Tattoo" from Stitch and Bitch Nation but I added the skull on the back, buttons and baby sized thumb holes in the sleeves so he can look 'hardcore' and keep his little hands warm!

Any suggestions would be warmly received!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby's first Chucks on: July 14, 2008 03:22:47 PM
I used this pattern (http://xalleykatx.livejournal.com/50196.html?mode=reply) to knit my unborn nephew his first pair of Chuck Taylors! 

It was an easy pattern, my only grief was all the ends to weave in at the end!

Let me know what you think!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Onesies! on: July 14, 2008 03:10:53 PM
I must start by giving credit to acidtrix and her spectacular skeleton onesie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249389.0)!

I dyed these ones black rather than trying to find black ones somewhere...they're cotton so they dyed quite easily. 

For the skeleton I went with fabric paint instead of bleach...to be honest it was mostly because I had fabric paint in the house, but no bleach!

I really like the effect of the bleach in acidtrix's onesie though...so I got some bleach and went for a guitar one!

Do you think I need to add something to the guitar one?  It seems a little plain to me...
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Beaded Guitar Strap! *Now with Close-Up* on: May 14, 2008 05:58:10 PM
Ok, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping my pictures work! 
Craftster has been inspiring me for YEARS now...but I'm just getting access to digital pictures (I hear they are the 'next big thing'!) so I'm going to try and post some of my projects in the next couple days...

This is a guitar strap I made for my b/f's birthday.  Using the 'lazy stitch' I sewed seed beads to canvas (its hard to see the individual beads in the pictures).  Then when the beading was done (two weeks after his birthday!  Whoops!).  I (painstakingly) sewed the canvas to some buckskin that I had lying around.  I then made ends that would attach to his guitar using black canvas and braided buckskin (to tie around the 'neck').

I didn't have much beading experience...but I think all the hours I put into it were worth it.  He really liked it. 

Action shot!

Close Up...a little blury.  Each 'square' of one colour is really three rows of five or six beads.  Also in this picture it looks like the leather isn't even on both sides of the beading, but it is...just a funny shot. 

Let me know what you think!
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