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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Gauge Swatch Question (for prepster) on: September 20, 2006 09:14:30 PM
Okay, so I really wanna make the prepster (from Happy Hooker)!  I love that sweater/cardigan!!  I've got my yarn, and I want to test my gauge, like a good little hooker... Tongue

I've never made clothing from a pattern before, just sort of measured, and ran with it.  So when I test my gauge, do I use my yarn (already purchased!) and just do sc, or do I work in the pattern for the prepster?  And if I do work in the pattern, which part of it--the back? 

Just wanted to clear that up before I get started.  I don't want to get really far into it and realize my gauge is whack. (Yep I said whack. Cheesy)

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help Making Sweater Pattern? 2 pics on: July 04, 2006 06:00:14 PM
I would like to make this:

I was thinking of doing the bottom in rounds, but does anyone have an idea for joining the upper part?  Or any better idea for the whole thing?  Any advice would be appreciated, since I've never made up my own pattern before--even when it's based on something I can look at!  Smiley
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Kicking Cancer's Ass! on: June 28, 2006 06:26:06 AM
So.  Last night we found out our friend has colon cancer.  This has us totally stunned, since he's the healthiest person we know, and he's only 27 years old--too young even to be screened for this, without a family history of cancer.  I find it cruelly ironic that the only person I know who has never had alcohol, smoked, or done other drugs, and even avoids caffeine (!), will soon be pumped so full of poisons all his hair will fall out. (And hopefully it'll also make him better, of course!)   

Anyway... Since he's in St. Louis, and we're in South Carolina and I can't even visit... I'm making him a "kicking cancer's ass" care-box.  The only thing I'm sure I'm making is a shirt that says

I think he'll like that.  I would like that saying/slogan to go on the back of a shirt, and I'd like ideas for what to do on the front.  I was thinking something on the left breast/pocket area would be cool.  Any ideas are welcome.

Also, this probably isn't the proper place to ask, but ideas for other things to include in this box would be greatly appreciated.

**I'm reposting this in the "____ in a box gift ideas" thread.** Sorry.
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Please help with making stencil. Possibly a multi-layer? on: June 21, 2006 09:25:42 PM
Well, here goes. I want to make this image into a stencil 'cause I loves it. This image has already been, um, gray-scaled...is that a word?

If you haven't guessed already, I'm pretty new to stenciling.  My problem, I hope, is evident. I need to know how to cut this and how to get the effect I'm going for, which would be closer to the first pic than the second. Any and all suggestions welcomed/needed!

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Padray's Purple Package Tape Wallet Please Peek! on: June 10, 2006 02:11:46 PM
Yeah. I went all alliterative in the subject...hee! Grin  Well, here she is. I made this in December of last year and took pics when I mooched my friend's camera. I just forgot to post 'em!



It's my first (and so far, only) experience with tape of any kind. I'm planning on making my nephew a wallet for his August birthday, since he has lost his duct tape wallet he made.  It has just 2 card slots, one for the DL and one for the ever-vital ATM card, and then the cash area.  Oh, and my favorite thing is that it's made out of purple Christmas wrapping paper... 'cause who has purple *Christmas* wrapping paper... besides me?  Wink

Comments welcome, and thanks for peeking!
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Travelin' in Style! (2 pics) on: March 25, 2006 11:52:50 PM
This is my second project post and my first stencil (on something permanent)...YEAH! Cheesy  I'm going on a trip in May and wanted to jazz up my wheelie...so I stenciled it! I did it the ghetto way, with card stock and a sharpie. Tongue

Here she is:

Obligatory close-up:

I got this stencil from stencilry. I did sorta test it on the back of a notebook, and that's why I left her other arm out of this stencil. I messed up on the cutting there, but I think it looks okay without it. I'm thinking of adding to it somehow. I'll post if I do. Any suggestions or comments are welcome!  Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / seed bead Craftster Love necklace! on: March 08, 2006 10:35:35 PM
I made this necklace tonight, after browsing craftster most of the afternoon. This necklace is just my version of this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42222.0 thus, the craftster love!  Wink

The necklace is five strands; three strands irridescent green, and two strands irridescent clear seed beads. It's much more shiny in person! Oh, and I used a magnetic clasp.  I really like how it turned out! I plan to wear it lots this spring and summer.  I'm very excited to share, since I've never posted my stuff before! I was finally able to borrow a friend's camera, and hopefully I'll be able to hang onto it for a little while longer and post some more! Yay for newbies!  Grin

Comments welcome!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Has anyone tried this pattern? on: November 26, 2005 11:54:43 AM
I found this scarf and I *love* it.  I was just wondering if anyone had tried it maybe with a different yarn combo?  Anyway, if you haven't seen this, maybe you'll like it too and try it with me!

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Anything better than plain fringe for gift scarf? on: October 29, 2005 11:37:38 AM
I'm making a scarf for my sister-in-law's birthday. And I was wondering if anyone had any ideas/links for edging the scarf in something more interesting/cool/pretty than just plain fringe...?  Undecided  Even something simple, like knotting regular fringe into a nifty pattern would rock! Keep in mind I have zero experience with lace and it wouldn't be appropriate anyway, since the yarn I'm using is somewhat chunky. I'm having trouble finding things I'm capable of doing! Thanks!
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Template for Gift Card Envelopes? on: August 20, 2005 11:20:29 AM
Does anyone have any links or files for printable gift card-sized envelopes?  My friend's b-day party is tonight and I got her a gift card from BB&B.  Thanks for any help!
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