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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Earth Day Recycled Earth Crayons! on: July 27, 2010 08:29:15 PM
*Disclaimer: I didn't see a place to post this so sorry if its in the wrong spot*

I am a preschool teacher and for Earth Day (I know it was a while ago) we made recycled crayons to look like the earth. We peeled and peeled....and peeled paper off the old crayons, threw some green ones, blue ones, and a tiny bit of white ones in the muffin tin and melted them down.  And here are the Jungle Rooms Earth Day crayons

And a close up of two of the crayons next to a picture of the real earth

I thought they turned out really cool even though some of the parents were like, "oh, a crayon" Whatever, the kids had fun and we all learned something. ("If paper is made out of trees, why don't we just make new trees out of paper?")
We also did this with lots of other colors too but the Earths were by far my favorite
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / red and torquise AND accidentally obnoxious rings on: July 04, 2010 10:58:42 AM
I found a patter in a bead fantasies book for this pretty ring a long time ago.  I've always liked it but never got around to buying the beads to make it.  Finally one day I remembered and made the ring.  It turned out really pretty but was too small by just a little.  So, I made another one with an extra motif added, and its too big. Come On! I mean really.....still, I like them and I think they need to be seen

here's a picture of me modeling the too tight one....uncomfortable but it fits

Still cute, but I will never wear it
sorry for the blurry pictures, a photographer I am not
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / last minute shrug on: July 04, 2010 10:50:58 AM
My daughter was getting baptized and i bought a new dress to wear.  A lot of my back showed and of course I have a terrible farmer's sunburn going on.  No big deal, I had a little shrug to wear.  Somehow, my shrug found its way into the dryer and got a bunch of little holes (big enough I couldn't hide them).  I did not find the holes until 10 o'clock last night.  I decided, "How hard could it be to make a little shrug?"  So 2 hours and 45 minutes later, this is what I had......
back view

you can totally tell I have a redneck.....and a white (WHITE! I can't tan) back
front view, even though their isn't much to see from the front

and some darker background just to see it better

I was hoping it would turn out cute because I was bound and determined to wear it no matter what.  I have to admit I am very proud of this because it is my first ever clothing attempt and I did it without a pattern and I NEVER crochet without a pattern.
The body is made in a rectangle in a fishnet stitch with a single crochet border all around.  I single crocheted part of the ends of the rectangles together to make arm holes.  It seemed like it needed something a little fancier, so I added a shell border.  It was really easy and I am very pleased with it.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / circle shell necklace and earrings on: May 31, 2010 07:07:18 PM
Playing with my beads over the weekend and this is what I got....

there is a bracelet too, but I couldn't get a good picture of it
comments are always appreciated!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / baby hat and booties on: August 16, 2009 11:49:13 AM
My friend at work just had a baby and I wanted to make her something special. So this is what I ended up with

I got the booty pattern from http://sylverdesigns.com and the hat from www.marshmellowmagic.etsy.com
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / twilight jewelry on: November 23, 2008 07:26:13 PM
A couple of my coworkers and I went to the midnight showing thursday because we couldn't wait any longer than we had to, to see the movie. I decided we needed a little something special to wear so I whipped up some of these necklaces. I also made a couple earrings and put one of each to show

heres an action shot

If you look closely, you can tell the picture is kinda weird. I work at a daycare and had one of the kids hold a plastic apple and took a picture to make bookmarks as a joke for all my coworkers. Everyone loved them so much I thought I would use my picture for the necklace instead of the book picture
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / brimmed hat on: September 29, 2007 06:56:42 PM
I went to a bluegrass festival and kept seeing all these cool crochet and knitted hats and I wanted a new one, so I pulled out my yarn stash and this is what I got. I am very pleased with it.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / brand spanking new earrings and a necklace! (a lil img heavy) on: April 14, 2006 09:00:28 AM
I love these, my first pair were multi colored but I already gave them to a friend to cheer her up. Here are the one of the ones I kept

here are some randoms
and a necklace that matched the first multi colored ones I gave away (forgot to slip it in the gift bag)

Sorry about my naked legs but I just woke up and didnt wanna risk a morning face shot by modeling Wink
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / another chicken viking hat! on: February 06, 2006 08:16:49 AM
my best friend and I made these hats waaay back for thanksgiving and I just figured out how to post pictures so hear is mine. Be nice, it was my first crocheted hat
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / hugs and kisses ring with earring on: February 05, 2006 07:00:52 PM
here's my xoxo ring. I also made a pair of earrings with the same color beads
hope you like!
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