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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 04/01/12 - Craftster Goes Katster! on: April 01, 2012 11:01:42 AM
I have to be purrfectly honest, at first this thing gave me paws, but then the more I think about it the more I lick it. I mean, who doesn't love the kitties?! We shouldn't be feline the hate, but embracing the mews of mewving forward with the pawsome creativity of our cat-loving moderators who only seek to im-poo-ve what we all enjoy. We love to nip up projects and share every tail in the process. We should all get on board and send our litters of encouragement for their amazing cre-cativity. Smiley
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Rococo Cinderella on: August 01, 2011 09:05:30 PM
This is truly inspired! So so so so so beautiful, and I would also add that your stitching is superb! I'm off to investigate your mermaid now!   Grin
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: mushroom bookend^^ on: July 26, 2011 09:36:38 PM
you can never have too many bookends! and such cute ones, great job!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Scrabble Tiles on Steriods! Now Installed! on: July 26, 2011 09:35:21 PM
Wow!  Shocked  what a fantastic idea! And it looks great on the wall!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: little fat lady on: July 26, 2011 08:37:52 PM
I love her, but it's odd, I don't remember posing for you Wink

Yeah! What she ^ said!

Awesome job!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Huge Stitching Project finally finished! on: July 26, 2011 08:16:07 PM

The fair is next week and yesterday was the Quilt Division Entry day. So I dropped off my quilt and the lady who was helping me with the entry form was very impressed with my quilt. She remarked how much detail went into it and was generally *gushing* over it. Hahaha. And then another older lady had come over and started gushing. Then she went and got another lady and said "come look at this, it's her first quilt. And they are children's books!". Then that lady was gushing. The older lady asked me if I had someone help me with it and I said, "nope, I just was going by a book called 90-Minute Quilts" in order to finish the binding. More gushing ensued. Then she says "look how she did all this 'echo stitching' in the squares around the characters!" And I was like, "is that what they call it?"  Shocked heh heh. I had just not felt like my quilt was complete and decided to quilt around the characters in a concentric pattern!

All that to say, if I don't get a ribbon, all the GUSHING was worth ten ribbons to me!  Wink
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finally, I'm on the road to designing! on: July 24, 2011 04:36:17 PM
Hey guys! So a looooong time ago I had made some wrist warmers *no pattern* for my daughter, and posted that here:

I was so excited (alas I had a crap-tastic camera though!) to share what I had done. Anyways, I had been wanting to do it again but had not written down, beyond basic chicken-scratch notes, the pattern. Here I am, finally I sat down to actually write up a pattern of my own design, and here is the finished product! The cables are different and I plan to go back to the original one for my next pattern, but decided for my first "official" pattern to be a simple cable.

What do you guys think? hee hee, I am giddy!

Action shot!

The palm is purled...

How do you like? Oh, and the yarn was given to me by my sister-in-law, handspun and dyed from her own alpacas! It was sweeeeeet to work with and I will be so sad next time I pick up a skein of Red Heart.  Undecided
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Chunky Cabled Wrist Warmers on: July 19, 2011 08:13:42 PM
Well, I'm finallly getting around to pattern writing, so I will be letting you know when I get it done! I am writing up a pattern for my etsy shop but the cable is not as chunky.

Love how these look! I'm not a fan of wrist warmers but have been looking at them all day to make some for myself and these are the nicest I've seen, by far.
When I get the "fortune cookie" ones written up I will let you know, and send you a pattern via email  Wink
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Abducted Cow...My first ever embroidery! on: July 19, 2011 07:45:10 PM
just have to say how totally rad this is! great job, seriously. my son will have a cow when he sees this. (pun intended, hee hee) he loves playing Abduction on my droid!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Retro-Book Lovers Unite! on: July 18, 2011 12:26:21 PM
So I got a Nook. My sister got a Nook Color. I have the Nook app and Kindle App on my cell. I love to read. I am in a book club and we are reading books like mad. It gets a little expensive. There is a store called Half-Price Books. I AM THERE. Only thing is, I'm back to reading retro-books. Oh, it hurts my wrist and fingers to hold the books open!  Embarrassed  Oh, I have to read with two hands again!  Tongue  BUT, I AM SAVING MONEY~!  Grin  And don't forget, whenever I pick up my book to read, I have to FIND THE DARN PAGE I WAS ON! It doesn't automatically open back up where I left off! oh the humanity!!!  Then Genius hit me...

Even though I love the convenience of my Nook, I still love Retro-Books

And there is a time and a place for a Retro-Book, like... well ... ~ anyways...

And my daughter liked it so much she wanted one with her name on it. *whispers* She doesn't have a Nook. We get her books from the -- wait for it -- Library. I know, right?! Definitely needs a retro-bookmark!

So there ya have it. This is where Genius has gotten me. I am the maker of the Retro-BookMarks. Bring back the Retro-Books! hehehe

Technical details:
I was using polyester quilt batting, but then switched to cotton which I love a whole lot more! It is not quite so lofty. The stitching is on muslin and I quilted the dotted line through all layers. Then machine sewed it all together. ah, I love sewing.

So what do y'all think? (And no, I am not from the south, but prefer to use that term at this time. Because well, frankly, it is also genius, and I am trying to be consistent. Today.)
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