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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Turtles! - Baby blanket on: January 31, 2009 01:20:28 PM
I am sooooo happy to finally have this finished! This is one of those projects I started during some downtime, and then never got around to finishing. The friend I made this for had her baby a year and a half ago, and today I FINALLY finished assembling this blanket! I'm kind of in love with it.

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Soprano Ukulele Case on: January 10, 2009 06:48:59 PM
Yes, I AM back from the dead! After a rather long hiatus, I am actually posting something new!

I have been playing ukulele now for a while, and my baby Stella needed a case. Soooo.... I used my novice sewing skills and created this:

Close-up on the detail:

The sad thing about this is that I don't use it... That red satin lining was a biiig mistake, as was putting a smaller zipper in the bottom instead of a larger one on the side. The gears in the headstock have already torn up the lining and every time I pull the uke from the bag, it becomes terribly out of tune.

But, I did think it was a pretty good first attempt, and I wanted to share it! If anyone has any tips on how to make the next one better, I'm all ears!
3  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Knot Ugly at all on: April 30, 2006 07:29:40 PM
Okay. I hate shrugs. I've always thought they looked silly. But I bought some really lovely tan Cascade Sierra, and for some reason, I decided that the Knot Ugly shrug would be the perfect project for it.

I love it. It worked up so quickly, and the pattern was a breeze to follow.

I swear, it really isn't that much bigger on the left side. It's just the way I'm standing. (And I don't think I'm the first one to mention the issue of my boobs being uneven anyway.)  Wink I was going to do the ruffled edge, but after I got that done and tried it on, I realized that I look ridiculous in anything ruffly. So I forgged it and went with the plain edging, and then I had enough yarn left over from the ruffles to do the bottom edging and ties. ^_^

The back!

I swear, if you're a beginner and you're looking for a relatively easy project that doesn't take a long time (or an insanely large amount of yarn) this is a great one to start with.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / pin-up girl buttons? on: March 27, 2006 08:19:30 PM
PLease forgive me if someone's already posted this....

I found a link through a topic someone posted the other day. It was a really neat little online store that sold buttons, beads, fabric, etc.... And they had some really cool beads with pictures of pinup girls on them.

If anyone had even the slightest clue that it might be, I will love you forever. ^_^
5  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Pretty Darn Qute (ha, I kill myself.) on: March 15, 2006 12:32:21 PM
Forgive me for the cheesy subject line. I'm a gigantic nerd. I made two PDQs, and I'm addicted to the pattern. Too bad it's way too warm in Florida to wear it, so I have to wait until winter rolls back around.
I can never take a serious picture. Oh well.
ear flap action

The Red and Gold are Red Heart Classic, and the charcoal is a delicious wool yarn i got at my local yarn shop. I left off the buttons, mainly because I don't have any. I also made a hat in all Camoflague and gave it to my friend's nephew, who gave me the funniest thank-you note. I'll try to get a picture of that one when I get a chance.

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / 2gether? on: February 21, 2006 07:09:36 PM
Does anyone else remember that cheesy boy-band movie that MTV did called "2gether?" I was talking about it with some friends today, and no one else remembered it!
But it got me thinking, that might be a really fun idea for a swap.
anyone else up for it?
I'm in one swap right now, and I've never organized before, but I could try if I could get some guidance. ^_^
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / SU-FI! on: February 12, 2006 12:22:35 PM
I started to make an illusion scarf, but I hated how the back looked, so I just bound it off after I got through the pattern. It's almost a perfect square, so I'll probably use it in a quilt or something.

the obligatory shot of the square showing stripes.

The Su-Fi square!
8  Florida / Florida: Panhandle / Great new Yarn store in Downtown Panama City on: February 06, 2006 02:37:43 PM
Hey, I just visited a fantastic new store on Harrison Avenue today called "The Drop Stitch."
It's behind the Caspian Cafe, for anyone who knows where that is.
The lady who owns the store is really nice, and the yarn there is gorgeous, and really reasonably priced.

also, are there any craftsters here from the Bay/Walton/Okaloosa area?
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / i did a lot of drawings in 2005 (very img heavy!) on: January 14, 2006 09:28:16 AM
So... I filled about 1/2 of my sketchbook this past year. I'd been posting all my work on deviantart, but I'd love to be able to share it with some more people. So here you go, just a small part of the 2005 Collection:

Davin "DJ" Dell'Osa of Never Heard of it

Dominic Monaghan

Johnny Carson (he looks yellow for some reason.... I don't know why.)

Jennifer Garner

Kate Winslet

Julia Roberts

Judy Garland

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Natalie Portman

Marilyn Monroe

Scarlett Johansson

Okay.... I think I've probably slowed everyone's computers down thoroughly enough. Thanks for looking!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / help with illusion scarves on: January 07, 2006 09:40:40 PM
Hey, I've just recently started to teach myself to knit, and I absolutely love the illusion scarves I've seen here. I looked up a lot of patterns and decided it didn't look too difficult.

Anyway... I tried to write my own pattern based off the ones I've seen, but it's not quite turning out the way I was hoping. I have a good general idea of how I'm supposed to stitch the scarf once the pattern is right, I ust don't know how to write the pattern.

If anyone has any experiences in writing illusion patterns, or knows of any links to a good tutorial, I would be forever grateful.
<---that's the image I'm trying to make a pattern of.

If anyone could help, I'll love you forever.
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