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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Love Nest: Thinking outside the Box *mature* on: January 30, 2010 02:16:44 AM
That is just. freaking. awesome!   Shocked

So impressed!  How long did it take you all up? 
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Fused Beads Mega Mega Man Project on: January 27, 2010 03:34:03 AM
Oh my, there are no words...  Shocked  That's just freaking amazing.

Totally and absolutely ROCKS.
13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: A whole bunch of block printed cards on: June 11, 2008 09:55:05 PM
very very cool.  I love cards that don't look like generic Hallmark varieties.  My favourite is the turtles. 

Nice work!  Grin
14  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My first crochet anything... on: June 11, 2008 02:12:59 AM
Wow, thanks for all the feedback everyone!

Pruna & Esjay82 - thanks for the links!  I've been looking at everyone's Amigurumi thinking how cute they were, and now maybe I'll be able to give them a shot.

Imforhim04 - yikes!  That's some crazy huge hook size!  I bought a 9mm the other day, and it feels so huge in my hand - I'm totally unco with it.  The blanket idea with the two threads though... sounds complicated but very cool.

I've finished the second scarf, and am sooo happy with it.  I'll post it up when I take some pics of it.  I'm onto another one now.  Esjay82 is right, I'm obsessed and I can't stop!   Cheesy
15  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Two new bibs - a bit wordy, and four pics. on: June 11, 2008 02:00:55 AM
Well thanks everyone for your comments!  I'm so happy you all like them.   Grin
The water soluble stabiliser arrived today, so I'm really looking forward to testing it out on some more bibs!  Hurrah!!
Cute love the little rocket. its one of my favorite designs!!! great job. Your satin stitch is great. I still cant get the hang of it.
Thank you Brook, I'm continuing to persist with little bits of satin stitch, much as I hate it.  I'm happy you think it's ok!
16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: the cutest underwater animal ever (made by me at least) on: June 10, 2008 07:43:41 PM
He's too cute!!  Love him.
Love it! and now you can make more sea friends to go with him!
ooooh yes!!  An octopus!  A clown fish!  An anenome!  (not sure how you'd do the last one)..  great idea.  If you do do this, be sure to show us!
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: rock out dresses on: June 10, 2008 02:30:09 AM
Holy Swearword!!!  Those are hot!!!  I especially love the first one, who woulda ever thought you could make an ACDC tee look that sexy and classy??

Rockin!   Shocked
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: just a simple baby blanket on: June 09, 2008 06:17:13 AM
I think it's fabulous!  I'd be super proud to have produced that.  Nice work!  Smiley
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Eco Ellie Cards on: June 09, 2008 02:57:06 AM
I love these!  I haven't seen your other cards either, although I'm about to go looking... but these are fantastic.  If i saw them in a shop, I would pick them for sure.  I love elephants, and I love the look of the handmade paper, and especially the stamp.  Awesomeness  Grin
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first crochet anything... on: June 09, 2008 12:36:25 AM
About 12 months ago, a lovely lady at my work had offered to teach me to crochet, and she was also teaching her daughter.  She brought me in a ball of yarn and a crochet hook, and showed me how to do a granny square.  Well, sort of.  She was trying to remember how to do it and hadn't done if for MANY years.  In the end, it just got put aside, and I hadn't thought of it since, until last week. 

Now, due to irritating pregnancy circumstances, I am forced, for the next few months (and have done for the last couple, actually) to spend a large proportion of my day laying down.  This is very boring and annoying, because I have a pretty active mind and so lack of stimulation causes severe mental agony.  So I've been trying to come up with various ways to keep myself entertained.  So this week, I decided to try to learn to crochet on my own.  I pulled out the yarn and the hook, and had a bit of a go at it.  What I remembered was very shoddy, and as I said she'd only showed me a square.  So I checked out the net, watched a couple of videos, read some tutorials, and after a few practice runs, ended up with this little baby:

I started off doing single crochet, and then after a few rows decided to try something else.  So I learned the double, and did three rows of that.  Then alternated 3 rows of single and double for about... ohhh a metre and a bit, maybe 130 centimetres (that's about 4 feet 3 inches) and then finished off with another block of single. 

Here is some detail of the stitching

I know it's not fabulous, but I'm still pretty proud of myself.  It's a good length, although pretty skinny.  And very scratchy, cos it's acrylic yarn.  So I don't think I'll ever wear it.  But it was a good practice run, and I feel very confident now.  In fact, I think I'm addicted.  DH took me shopping and helped me pick out some more yarn and some more hooks and a "Learn to Crochet" book, so I'm all set.  I've started my next scarf, with some much nicer, softer yarn, and will post that up when it's finished.

Any comments or criticism more than welcome.  And thanks for looking!  If you made it this far, you deserve a round of applause, because I do tend to ramble on a bit.....   Grin

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