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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my first ever post AND project on: August 24, 2009 02:17:00 PM
Hee hee hee, I'm liking where this discussion is going.

Thanks for the comments!  I'm going to try to make another skirt out of some sparkly red stretchy denimy stuff I found on sale (it looks better than it sounds) and the Sew-U book.  We'll see if the dingleballs work with that too!

Wish me luck!
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: More creepy cute on: August 24, 2009 01:48:44 PM
Thanks, you guys!   I feel so happy now.

I actually used the book's directions to make the eyes--I used Sculpey polymer clay.  There are also directions to make the weapons (scythe, spear) too.  I had some of my students make them toward the end of the year, if they were finished with their 8th grade projects (they made many jokes about my sweatshop, but they were happy to accept a creature).  I hot-glued the eyes on, but I've used safety eyes too.  Medusa has 9mm safety eyes.
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Knit Your Own Rockstar-King Diamond on: August 23, 2009 09:59:12 PM
I love this.  His costume is fantastic.  How did you make the microphone?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gorgeous Red Coat (Simplicity 2812) Lots of pics on: August 22, 2009 07:59:09 PM
This so rocks!  You are my heroine.
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / More creepy cute on: August 22, 2009 06:03:09 PM
I've been making these from the book "Creepy Cute Crochet" and raffling them off to my students (I teach middle school, and although I never thought 12-year-olds would openly express a preference for crocheted amigurumi, I was wrong wrong wrong, and happy to be so!).  The Day of the Dead couple I'm giving to my coworker, who teaches Spanish Immersion.

Hope you like!

Skeleton bride & groom:

Day of the Dead couple:


6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / my first ever post AND project on: August 22, 2009 05:55:06 PM
Well, I took a sewing class at the nearby university craft center, and the instructor freaked me out so much I never went back and never finished my skirt.  That was in 2006.  This summer I had loads of time on my hands, so thought: why not dig out unfinished skirt?   I managed to put in a zipper--I'm rilly rilly proud.

I trimmed it with what I call dingleballs and the disapproving lady at the craft store calls ball fringe, but truly, I don't see much of a difference there.  My facial expression is very weird, sorry about that.

Hope you like it!  Comments appreciated!

Close up of print

Skirt with dingleballs

My daughter took this piccy--I'm making a weird face.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dress/Top from cherry fabric on: August 20, 2009 07:18:12 AM
So adorable!  I just made a skirt out of that identical fabric--but I lurve your dress! 
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Ack thbbbbbt!!!!!! on: August 18, 2009 08:07:19 PM
So awesome!  Bill for President!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Phallic 40 oz. cozy = NSFW, NSFK on: June 01, 2009 06:51:32 PM
I would completely make this, so if you post a tute or are selling the pattern, LET ME KNOW!  It is abfab, and hilarious to boot.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Hey, Teach! on: November 07, 2008 09:17:57 PM
I'm knitting this now, and I'm wondering about the lace pattern--I have a really stupid question, can someone help me?    Huh  Do you knit the pattern as written, or repeat the red-bordered part in the lace chart?  I am not coming out with even stitches in any event--that is, it doesn't end perfectly with my 4 st st stitches on either side of the lace.  If anyone could help, I'd be sooooooo grateful.
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