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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet Hat Curl Help!! on: November 22, 2009 10:47:28 AM
I'm making a hat for a friend of mine and while increasing, I added an extra row of stitches  Embarrassed. Now instead of going from  24 in the first row to 36 in the next row, I am going from 24 to 48 in the next row. And my hat edges are curling at the sides! So, my question is if I keep going on with my wonky hat and do normal increases from here on, will it be a larger version of the original pattern or will it just continue to be wonky  Huh? My friend has a pretty large head so it wouldn't be too much of a problem if it came out larger than usual  Grin!

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / AHHH....CROCHET HELP NEEDED! on: May 22, 2008 07:52:30 AM
I've been crocheting simple stuff for a while now and wanted to make a bag for myself this summer. Though I've gotten most of the basic stitches down, I cant make sense of this part of my pattern:
2 hdc in next stitch

I know what hdc is AND I know how to do one hdc in one stitch...but TWO? *GASP*

Help me! *whimpers quietly*

ps. the pattern is http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2008/03/april-wavy-bag-c.html
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / "Sewing Genie Help!!!!!!!!!" on: February 25, 2008 04:26:15 PM
So here's the deal:
I bought one of those sewing machines aptly named the "sewing genie" for mending stuff at value city for $5. I thought it was a pretty sweet deal......

Until i actually tried to use the thing.

Although this isnt my first time sewing, I dont own a machine and thought that this one would be perfect for the little projects i plan on doing. Sadly, the machine turned out to be a piece of junk. After i finally threaded it (it took waaay too long), there seems to be a problem with the bottom bobbin. The needle just doesnt "catch"/"loop" the bottom bobbin thread like its supposed to....and thus, my sewing machine does not sew!

Anyone have any suggestions? Anyone else buy one and figure out how to use it? Did i pay $5 for a paper weight?
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Ideas for rakhis anyone? on: August 02, 2006 05:33:41 PM
Hello all!!

For those of you who are not Indian or just simply wondering, a rakhi is basically a sacred thread that a sister ties on her brother's wrist on Raksha Bandhan [ translates into " a bond of protection"]. Those wanting more info on this visit :

This year for Raksha Bandhan I wanted to make the rakhi for my brother [he's 10] because I have the time and would like to take the effort. But I'm facing a creativity stump because I want something a little different.Here are some pics of traditional rakhis [to give you an idea so you can give me ideas?]:

So as you can see , the possibilities are endless.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Box...should i bother with the details??...maybe in the post... on: August 01, 2006 06:31:32 PM
Hello all !
Yay!! All the magazine-y goodeness...This box I've made is a result of by *surpirse surprise* summer boredom and inspired by a project i've seen on the forums [no idea what though..if you are the author of it's inspiration, inform me and due credit will be given  Grin]. So anyway..it is comprised of *ta-da*rolled up magazine pages. Enjoy!! Here are some pics:

The box itself.

With the lid open:

A close-up [for some reason my mind insists on being banal]

And a pic of the left-overs..[...why?..i have no idea..i think it's something about holding a camera in my hand]

Thanks for looking!!
Comments and ideas of what else a bored girl with a glossy magazine can do are always welcome!!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Safety pin bracelet on: July 28, 2006 09:50:44 AM
Inspiration for this bracelet came from the massive amounts of safety pin bracelets all over the internet but seeing as i didnt have any seed beads...i used the ones i had!

The bracelet started out pretty simple with huge beads on safety pins :

I later strung the all the pins onto some string and viola!!:

You cant see the effect on camera but the beads sorta look like they're in some wire-wrapping.

Thanks for looking!
Opinions are welcome!! Huh
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bangle bracelets [img heavy] on: July 28, 2006 08:10:58 AM
Ola my fellow crafters!!
This happens to be my first post on crafster!! Yay!!...So Excited!!! Grin
This whole bracelet thing began when i was inspired by the stuff i saw at the mall.... Roll Eyes
Here are some i found on the internet :

And here are the finished pieces :

This one is with a single strip of colorful fabric which i envision is worn for the day...

And this one i guess is sort of more evening-y

Both used only scraps of fabric i had from school projects along with a round piece from a pringles can and a plastic bag. Oh and loads of rubber cement too...

Tell me what you think!!
Thanks for looking!
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