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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / baby blanket for my bosses *now with a baby shower picture!* on: January 06, 2006 04:41:38 PM
Wow. this was my first time straying away from scarves and hats, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It's bigger than I would've expected a baby blanket to be. It took me about 3 months to finish, but that was working on it in my little time between school and work.

The lady I'm making it for hates pastel colors, so I decided that I'd pick come of the colors I frequently see her wear.

So, without further ado.....

dollar bill to show the size of the squares.

I feel like a weenie, because I forgot to take a decent picture of the border, but you can kind of see it in the photo of the entire blanket.

As always, comments are welcome. This is the biggest thing I've ever made, and I'd love to know what people think of it.


I went to Penny's baby shower today, and she and Mark LOVED the blanket!

Those two are amazing. They're 46 and 51, respectively, and they're having their first child. They're the same age my grandparents were when I was born, and Penny is the same age my parents are now. I really think that's great that they're doing this. They're great people, and it's just really refreshing to see.
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Another domokun hat? on: December 03, 2005 11:13:20 AM
This was inspired by the hats on these threads:

I'm pretty pleased with it, even if it is a tad bit too large for my head. And I know that little scrap of white yarn sticking out from the mouth is going to drive me insane, but other than that, I'm proud of myself. I'll probably do another one, because I can already see some ways to make it better.

Anyway... I'd love to know what everyone thinks! I'm pretty much just lurking until the 23rd when I'll finally be allowed to join in on a swap. ^_^
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / board game and soda crate tables on: December 02, 2005 08:25:08 PM
Here's two tables I made about a year ago:

I used to love that game when I was little, but we ended up losing half the pieces, and I couldn't bear to throw it away.

This next one, I got the idea from some cheap craft book I found on the bargain table at the bookstore. It turned out to be the perfect way to store all my little good luck charms and random other stuff.

I particularly love how you can still see the rings from where the bottles sat. That crate was near impossible to find, but right when I was about to give up, I saw it on the front porch of an antique store near where a friend works.

I still need to finish both of them, though. I need to seal the Sorry! table, and the Pepsi one is still in need of a good piece of glass for the top.
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / wine cork hotpads on: November 26, 2005 10:58:57 AM
This was my grandma's idea. She's got a huge bucket of wine corks, and she suggested that I make hotpads, and this was the result.

There are a lot of empty spaces because the corks were all warped. Any suggestions for something I can use as backing?
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / more t-shirt fun on: November 26, 2005 10:57:26 AM


This particular pillow (I apologize for the poor appearance, it's my first one) is really special to me. It is made from the t-shirt my school had for my senior year marching show. I ended up getting an oil stain on the shirt at work, but I still wanted to have it on display. The border is the fabric left over after hemming my school/work pants. I go to culinary school, and we have to wear the houndstooth pants.

So yeah.... this pillow has my two loves. Music and food. ^_^

are there any ways I can make this pillow look less lumpy?
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / my first post ever! t-shirt quilt on: November 23, 2005 11:30:36 AM
Hmmm... I made this about a year ago, and I've just finally gotten around to taking a picture of it. I made it from an old sheet and a dozen way-too-small t-shirts.

and my two favorite squares:

The quilt itself turned out much smaller than it was supposed to. It's the perfect "kid size" and it's great for curling up with a good book. ^_^
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