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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Decreasing troubles... on: January 08, 2007 03:13:40 PM
Ok, I'm fairly new to crochet and have just come across "dc2tog" in the pattern I'm working on. I searched on the net, but cannot just seem to get it, like how to actually do it... does anyone know how to make it a bit clearer to me, or else point out a good tutorial on it?

Thanks, I just feel so dumb right now  Sad
12  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Safety Pins on: June 30, 2006 08:55:35 AM
I bought a package of silver safety pins yesterday at the dollar store (an impulse buy), but what I can do with them? They're not all the same size, there's about 3 different sizes. I've used a few to decorate my jeans with, just in random places.

Any ideas are welcome!!! Smiley
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bomb-omb lamp (not much a reconstruction, but it looks a lot different now!) on: June 22, 2006 07:08:23 PM
I didn't take a before pic, so close your eyes...and imagine the whitest, blandest, plainest table lamp you've ever seen in your life. See it (doesn't it hurt your brain???)? Ok, I've had Bomb-omb fever lately, and this is what happend!

^Not best pic, but reads: Caution! Explosives!

^A close up of my favourite little buddy Smiley

This is my third Bomb-omb project, what will I make next?

Tell me what ya think!  Grin
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Nintendo bomb-omb/parachute cross-stitch...ON MY BUTT! *added tutorial with pics on: June 15, 2006 01:43:48 PM
So a few pics from my newest little creative project...a cross-stitched bomb-omb on my fav jeans! I've always been a huge Nintendo fan, and I'll never forget the frustrations of these cute lil' guys.  Wink


Ok, so a little tutorial on my method of waste canvasness...Um, first one I've done, forgive me lol. If anything is unclear, just ask Smiley

1. First you're going to want to gather up your stuff, including: needle and thread, waste canvas, your pattern, article of clothing or fabric, and embroidery thread. (A seam ripper may come in handy too) I will be using the bomb-omb pattern, since I seem to be lacking the greens for the "1 UP".

2. Determine what size the pattern will be on the canvas. Leave extra canvas around where the pattern will be stitched, at least an 1" or more. You'll probably want to put tape around the edges of the canvas to prevent it from fraying, but I was too lazy to  Wink

3. Next, baste the waste canvas to the fabric so it will not slip while you are stitching. (Mine's in blue, it's a little hard to see; again, due to laziness on my part) You'll want to baste around all four edges and diagonally, you might need more though for a larger pattern. Make sure the threads of the canvas match up with the threads of the fabric to ensure it will turn out straight, and not all crooked.

[img width=321 https://www.craftster.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IM000426.jpgheight=240]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b54/xsugarkittyx/IM000426.jpg[/img]

4. Stitch your design as you normally would. It can be tricky at first, but eventually you'll get the hang of it. Try not to puncture any of the strands Aww, isn't he cute?

5. So you should have all your crosses, back-stitches, and french knots done now, now is when you take the basting stitches out, carefully! I used a seam ripper (my mother's ancient seam ripper!!!) to help me along with this, but be really carefully you don't kill any of the embroidery threads!

6. Then cut the canvas down a bit smaller around the pattern, see the pics to get a rough estimate.

7. Now, I'm not sure if all waste canvases are the same as mine, but I soaked my pattern in water for a minute or so. Then I carefully removed the strands of the canvas with the help of tweezers.

And that's basically all Smiley
15  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Naruto cross-stitch characters on: May 23, 2006 06:06:53 PM
I currently started stitching Orochimaru (from the anime/manga Naruto) on a scrap piece of 14 count aida. I'm predicting that he is going to turn out about 2 inches wide and 4-5 inches in length. He's turning out great!!!!...

Only, what the heck can I do with him when he's finished? It's only a scrap, so it won't be suitable for framing or anything like that. The only idea I can come up with is to cut it out and sew to a backpack or something.

Any suggetions? Please? Undecided
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Does anyone know of any tutorials for taking in jeans (leg, hips, waist areas)? on: April 09, 2006 03:08:16 PM
I have a couple pairs of jeans I'm in love with and haven't had long, but I've lost quite a bit of weight and they fall down on me ALL the time. I don't want to have to ditch them. I haven't been able to find any tutorials at all for this   Sad

Help please?
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