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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bum-ruffle shorts! on: September 22, 2006 11:29:49 AM
I made these for a girls night a while ago.  I just took regular short-shorts and added the ruffles on.  I made them out of different black fabrics and left the edges unfinished as I like the look.  They were a hit!  I even had a drag queen buy me a drink because she liked them so much!  I can't wait to wear them again, but it is getting cold here.  Cry

Comments welcome!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Large vintage fabric Autumn tote! on: September 22, 2006 11:10:54 AM
So I bought this beautiful vintage fabric from a local thrift store about 6 months ago.  I knew I wanted to make a bag, but I decided to wait until my skill level rose to the point where I wouldn't botch it too badly.  I love the way it turned out!  I even took the time to topstitch the handles so they look all professional!
It has a squarish bottom and I lined it in a bright tealish green jersey fabric.  I wanted something large that I could use to tote all my stuff to work in: lunch, uniform and knitting.  It'll all fit now!  I even put a pocket in, but I couldn't get the pic to upload.  Undecided
The pocket is made of the flowery material.

Comments welcome!

Oops!  I forgot to put in my measurments, tee hee!  It's about 30 inches long, from the top of the handles to the bottom of the bag, and about 16 inches across.  HUGE!
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Licorice Whip KAL on: September 18, 2006 11:30:03 PM
So I saw this post by knottygnome and immediatly wanted to knit the sweater.  I have some beigey-vanilla coloured cotton chenille that I want to use up, I think it'll look good.

Finished sweater:




Anyone want in?  I'll be casting on this week.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Mixed Media question: paint, canvas, stitching and a photo! on: August 08, 2006 10:03:46 PM
So for my boyfriend's bestfriend's wedding, I'd like to give the new couple a painting.  I have a photo of them I really like, and my problem is how do I get the photo to my canvas?

1. I CANNOT paint the picture freehand, or at all.  I'm bad at realism.  So bad.

2. The picture will not make a good stencil.  Stencilling is my usual medium, but it won't work in this case.

So I think I want to transfer the image onto the canvas somehow.  The only thing I thought of is carefully cutting it out and gluing it, or tracing it with an iron-on pen and ironing the image onto the canvas and then painting around it.

I'm not satisfied with either of those options.

Any suggestions?
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Loteria cards for purchase online? on: May 31, 2006 12:00:40 AM
Does anyone know a reliable site where I can purchase Loteria cards?  I researched a bit, but I'd rather buy from a site that has good word of mouth.
Oh how I wish I could get these in Canada...
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / My three front teeth. on: May 06, 2006 07:59:28 PM
So I got punched in the face about three weeks ago, trying to pull some jackass off my boyfriend.  Three of my front teeth got knocked VERY loose.  They're still in my mouth right now, held there by makeshift braces.  Let me tell you, I'm one attractive cookie at this moment.  HA! 
Anyway, they're not going to reattach to my jaw, so I have to get them pulled and get implants (~14,000$ to do it, more money than I make in a year  Cry ).  Needless to say, I don't want them to go to waste.  They may have failed me, by they were good enough teeth for most of my life up until now.

So what do I do with them?  I was thinking of making a resin bottlecap necklace with one, like this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=36585.0 but I've never worked with resin before, so I don't know about that.  Any other ideas?
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Super cute kitties!!!! SUPER CUTE!!!!!!! on: April 24, 2006 12:49:06 PM
I made these for my Mum, for a soft-sculpture auction that her quilt guild is organizing.  They're all crocheted in the round, and the orange one is felted as well.  Their little faces are inspired by a post I saw quite a while ago, but I can't find it anymore.  If there was interest, what do you think I could sell them for? 
I love to make them, they're finicky, but fun.

Orange felty kitty

Sparkly kitty

Corkscrew tail kitty

The last pic is a bit blurry, sorry!
8  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Fat Bottom with Noro? on: April 05, 2006 07:01:02 PM
My Mum was very good to me today and bought me a whole whack of yarn for little projects that I am making for her.  She also got me The Happy Hooker and two skeins of Noro in this beautiful colour:

I want to make the Fat Bottom bag with it, but I have some questions....  Do you think two skeins will be enough?  I have about 200yd and the pattern calls for a skein of 236yd yarn.  Also I'd like to do this mod for it:

Hopefully I have enough yarn... what do you guys think?  Can I stretch two skeins of Noro Kureyon that far?
Did you have much left over when you made this bag?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My beautiful yarn has nowhere to go... on: March 30, 2006 10:06:54 PM
So I just recieved my 4 skeins of Noro Big Kureyon in this colour:

The gauge is 12 stitches per 4 inches/10 cm, on size 15 needles (10cm).

In retrospect I should have ordered more, but 4 skeins sounded like a lot! (It's about 400 grams, about 640 meters of yarn)

Now I can't seem to find a pattern to my liking.  I want something modern and different, but EASY.  I for some reason knit left-handed (even though I'm not) so even purling is scary.  I can crochet alright, but I want to knit as it uses less yarn. 
I like this pattern: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kcw-balletSweater.html But stockingette stitch?  No way!

I'd like a wrap sweater I think, but one with very little 'wrap', more like a deep 'V' in the front, with buttons to fasten it.

Does ANYONE have any suggestions as to a pattern or a course of action for me?  I'd like to get started on it as I know it'll take me a while to finish, but I want it to be special, as this'll be my first big project, and I lovelovelove this yarn!

Thanks so much for your help.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pouch tutorial?...(aeronberry???) on: March 27, 2006 09:02:51 PM
For this amazing bag that aeronberry made:

I can't stop thinking about it, and I REALLY want one in that style.  I tried to knit and felt down a bag to look like that, but it sucked.

Does anyone have a pattern for a bag like this?  Oh, and I already checked the tutorial list in this forum,and no dice...

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