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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / cakes and cats! on: August 29, 2006 02:13:53 PM
so, i've only just begun playing around with polymer clay, but i have to say i'm hooked! i got into it to make beads, but first i had to make some silly stuff...

the cake is a bit of an inside story, but the cat is just grumpy. polymer clay is super fun! enjoy!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / fuzzy awesomeness! (i.e. legwarmers) on: August 13, 2006 08:28:21 PM
yes, that's right, i said legwarmers...my boyfriend has been begging me to get some (i have no idea where he's getting it, i just figure it's best not to ask) and so instead of buying some, i made some! i wouldn't know where to buy legwarmers, anyway, this not being the 80s and all.

so, while viewing this you have to keep in mind that i'm a beader at heart, who is trying with all her might to master knitting. it has not happened yet, but it might someday. i made these using the smallest knifty knitter loom.

(please excuse the little pieces of paper on the floor. my kitten decided that the toilet paper was threatening her today.)

i have to admit that i scoffed at the idea of legwarmers for a long time ("hello! this is not the 80s!"), but these are surprisingly comfortable and warm! i recommend them to anyone who likes to hang out in shorts but gets slightly chilly.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / crystals and wires and chains...oh my! on: August 04, 2006 11:58:42 AM
so, this is the first piece i've done that has incorporated chain and heavy gauge wire, not to mention action swarovksi crystals. i made if for my fiancee's mom, who was over and seriously hinting that she wanted me to make her something ("i realllly want a necklace with red beads, but i just can't find one that i like..." or "wow, your crafts would make really good christmas presents..."), and i really like it, so i'm thinking of making myself one in blue. it is based on a pattern from creative wire and beaded jewelry by linda jones, which i just picked up last weekend. hm. the pics are sorta blurry...oh well.

tell me what you think!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / green with....beady goodness on: July 01, 2006 06:49:30 PM
oh heck yes, i have beaded again, and i will do it again, probably several more times tonight!

i had more pics but the colors are truest in this one. my beading muse is trying to convince me to do more beading tonight...hm, go to a canada day party or bead? sorry eveee, i gotta bead.

made while watching xfiles during a thunderstorm on a saturday while the cats fought over sitting in my lap- perfect beading conditions!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / beaded cuffs on: June 25, 2006 07:46:24 AM
I love doing bead loom stuff, but I really hate finishing my pieces off (it involves sewing all the loom threads into the work- pain in the butt!). So, i decided instead to glue the theads to the "bottom" of the piece and sewed it on a cuff! Much easier!

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / fancy beaded necklace on: June 25, 2006 07:42:02 AM
I beaded this a while ago but never got around to posting it (I actually totally forgot about it).

action shot!

Unfortunately I don't know when or where I'd where it, but I still like it.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / wire goodness on: June 17, 2006 09:24:48 PM
my friend's birthday is tomorrow and i figured, hey, another chance to show off my craftiness! behold one of my newer hobbies, wire working!

teehee! feedback would be much appreciated! i think they look fantastic but i've been wrong before  Smiley
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / long winded cake story, with pics on: June 02, 2006 12:26:53 PM
the transition to grad school was really rough for my cohort- there just didn't seem to be a lot of support for us when we got to school, and the first class we had to take (during a summer session no less) was the toughest course required for our degrees, marine biogeochemistry (there were many, many other issues, but i won't get into them here). by the end of the summer, we were all burnt out on class work, frustrated with our burgeoning research projects, and annoyed with our professors. my roommate at the time declared that we needed a "you-don't-suck" cake- something she had done once, when life had kinda run her over a bit. it sounded fantastic, so we ordered one:


it was the exact thing we all needed, to distract us from work and help us realize that we had all gotten through biogeochem just fine.

yesterday, almost a year after the cake-y awesome-ness, one of my friends who has been having a rough time randomly mentioned that she needed another you-don't-suck cake- so when home that day, using aoi's super fantastic little felt cake tutorial (see https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26836.0) i made her this:


teehee!!! so silly, but so awesome...i'm actually really proud of it because this is the first real attempt at embroidery i've made, and it worked! she really liked it, too, and it is sitting proudly on a shelf at eye level at her desk, so she can turn and see it for inspiration and reassurance anytime she needs it.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / gift for late mom on: May 13, 2006 11:44:14 PM
so, here's my fancy first post...

i lost my mom last year, to a hit and run accident. very, very sudden, and i'm still really messed up over it. i thought about writing her a mother's day card every year, and saving it, but i could never get my self to either pick out a card or write one myself. then, in a flash of inspiration, i thought about how she loved cats and purple things, and thus my little crying purple cat was born. or produced, or crafted...whatever.

the stitching isn't great, and everytime i look at it i burst into tears, but i'm happy about it, too.
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