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1  Recycled paper journals with picture cover in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by guster on: May 07, 2008 02:15:28 PM
I used this tutorial to make two journals from recycled paper using 4x6 pictures as the covers.  They went together really quickly, and I'm happy with how they turned out!  I took the pictures on a trip to Washington and Oregon.

I have a stack of printer cover sheets from all of my print jobs from four years of college, and I decided I need to start using them.

The pages are identical except for the print id number.  I love how uniform it makes the pages.

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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2  Cowboy "Boot"ies in Crochet: Completed Projects by guster on: August 07, 2007 09:32:53 PM
I made these booties for my cousin's baby due this fall.  They have a cowboy theme for the nursery.  I saw this pattern online and knew I had to drop my other projects and make them.

They seem too large for a newborn.  Hopefully they will fit before he is too old for booties.  Smiley
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3  need pattern help: amigurumi foot with heel in Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions by guster on: April 29, 2007 05:20:47 PM
I bought an amigurumi book in Japanese, thinking I would be able to just use the charts.  I was doing pretty well until I got to the foot/leg for a monkey...  I have no idea what this means.  I understand up until the 6th row.

Rows 1 to 9 are pink, and 10 to 20 are brown.

I would really appreciate any help anyone can give me!  I'm about to give up and just give him legs with pink tips.
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4  Ocean Blue and Brown Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by guster on: February 17, 2007 12:54:34 PM
I made this tote for my sister's birthday.  I'm so pleased with it!   Cheesy  I used this tutorial by gloriana, but didn't follow it exactly.

I put a pocket between the straps on both sides of the bag.  You can see it in this action shot.

I'm still trying to figure out what kind of bag to make for my other sister, whose birthday is only three days after this sister's birthday...
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5  Stencil Kit in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by guster on: January 13, 2007 02:25:04 PM
For Christmas, I made my husband a kit with everything to start stenciling, and included a little instruction book.

freezer paper
sponge brushes
acrylic paints
fabric medium
x-acto knife
stenciling tutorial book (link)

I've never stenciled before, so I used t0xicity and deathcabforcody's craftster tutorials for the content of the book.  If you print the second page of the document onto the back of the first page, the little pages of the book line up.  Then you cut out the two pieces, and staple the book together at the fold.  Here's a picture of the book because that probably didn't make sense...

I wrapped the freezer paper separately, and had him open it first.  He had a confused look on his face, but said thank you anyway.  So polite!  Tongue
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6  bright double irish chain in Quilting: Completed Projects by guster on: December 18, 2006 04:58:34 PM
I made this lap quilt for my mother-in-law for Christmas.  I'm calling it Garden Quilt because it looks like green lawn with strips of blue and yellow flowers.

I am so glad to be done with it!  It turned out to be more work than I had thought it would be.  I used two charm packs for the last quilt I made, and it went so fast.  I didn't realize cutting the fabric for this quilt would take so long.  Smiley

I hope she likes it!  I'm kind of sad to be giving it away...
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7  Ho! Ho! Ho! I'm hu-hu-hungry! in Winter Holidays by guster on: December 05, 2006 07:52:38 PM
My husband loves the Flintstone's Fruity Pebbles Christmas commercial from the 80's (we get the song stuck in our heads every year), so he made Christmas cards based on the commercial this year.  The commercial is up on YouTube, if you'd like to revisit the 80's.  Smiley  

The front says "Season's greetings in our souls..." and the inside says "yummy fruity pebbles in our bowls!"



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8  unfinished quilt from auction in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by guster on: October 20, 2006 07:18:28 PM
My grandma just gave me a bunch of unfinished quilt pieces she got at an auction a long time ago.  Even though these aren't my taste, I really like the idea of finishing a project someone already put a lot of time and love into.  What did the original owner intend to do with these???

There are 3 different sizes of flowers, I assume to be appliqued.  What are these flowers called?

Twenty large flowers, 12" across, mostly blue and another color:

Twenty-nine medium flowers, all colors:

The cardboard template for the center was in the bag.

Six small flowers, three finished, three not.  I didn't take pictures of them.  I'm pretty sure the projects ended with some frustration over the smaller flowers.  Two of the petals are sewn on backwards, and one of the flowers has too many petals...

Why so many flowers??  Does anyone know of a project that would have used ALL of them?  Or, was this person making flowers for more than one project at a time?  Why 29 medium flowers?  Am I missing one?

Any thoughts about what this person had planned would be greatly appreciated.  Smiley

The other mysterious thing I got were these four panels.  All four only having binding to finish the edge on the bottom.  One is going the opposite direction than the rest.  What were they going to be used for??  (They look like placemats to me, but why weren't all sides finished at once?)

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9  Warm Winter Noses in Quilting: Completed Projects by guster on: October 20, 2006 06:57:27 PM
Hi, All!  I just finished this winter quilt for my grandma.  I made it from two Moda charm packs.  It went together almost too quickly!  Thank you so much, superstitch, for the idea to use charm packs!!

I'm calling it "Warm Hug for Grandma".  I wanted my grandma to have something to cheer her up during the winter, when she's snowed in and gets cabin fever.   Smiley

Close up on the cute fabrics!  The squares in the middle are all from the charm pack.  I skimped and bought other fabrics for the border.

This is the top after I pieced it.

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10  Mini Mario Messenger Bag!! in CHALLENGE 14 ENTRIES by guster on: August 02, 2006 09:39:16 PM
Mario needed his own tiny purse...er...messenger bag, about one Nintendo DS game wide, and one Nintendo DS game tall (or about 1 3/8" x 1 1/4" for non-gamers).  Mario is so excited to have a case to safely store himself (or one coin, should he require a coin purse instead)!

Shot of the bag next to the game it holds.

It even has a tiny snap!!  How cute is that?!

Cross-stitched Mario still on the hoop.

(My husband is quite happy.)
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