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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting Miniatures - Flickr set on: November 28, 2007 06:24:09 AM
I'm not really much of a knitter, but I came across this Flickr set of various miniature knitted items and thought you might get a kick out of it.

[edit] I dug a little deeper, and it looks like most of the adorable items are for Blythe dolls, created by someone called "knit_purr". Very cute, and the detail is impressive.


(If this is the wrong section, please move it accordingly - it seemed like the most appropriate place.)
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 19 ENTRIES / Queen of Filler Text on: July 05, 2007 02:47:45 PM
Ah, so, now that my hands are cramping up from excessive exacto knife usage, here's the challenge entry.

I'm a graphic designer and use paper and text all the time, so my thought was a crown incorporating those. The only problem was that I couldn't come up with text to use....I knew I wanted to use two certain fonts (Bodoni and Gil Sans), but the words???

And then...of course! Filler text! The Latin "lorem ipsum..." passage that I use as default to show what body text will look like on a page when I have to design something but am not given any content.

No action shots; I designed it in Illustrator, printed it out, and then just got down to cutting.

Tiring, but fun! And apparently very petite!  Roll Eyes
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Face vase on: June 25, 2007 04:31:19 PM
So, for my first challenge ever, and I think my first stencil, I decided to do my self portrait on a curved surface!
Great idea -   Undecided

It needed a lot of care while applying the stencil (I used Con-Tact paper so it wouldn't bleed) to make sure the stencil wasn't warped.

I thought the silver would show up nicely on this old blue vase I had, so here we go; I tried to get a couple angles since it's all curvy.

I omitted my mouth because I thought the vase would be a little creepier if it was only slightly anthropomorphic. Plus, my mouth looked weird in the photo!  Now I have a better idea of what might work better next time.

*I decided to add the original photo it came from for

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First silver fabrication box with agate cabochon on: June 22, 2007 10:44:08 AM
I just finished my first box in my jewelry class (with lots of help from the teacher!). Everything else I've made has been jewelry-centric, like rings, earrings, or pendants. It's made out of silver and has an agate cabochon (I think) bezel-set as the handle.

There was some difficulty getting it to hinge correctly due to the odd shape I wanted out of the box and lid, but we found a place for the hinge knuckles to sit. Then, the box wouldn't close totally, so we added the pin and hole at the top for it to catch.

Finally, I didn't really want to shine it up (plus it's more work  Roll Eyes), so I used a textured bit to give the surface a pattern. The texture actually reminds me of the matte swirly surface some auto parts have, if anyone's familiar.

I think this was the correct board for it, but let me know if it belongs somewhere else. If anyone has metal fabrication tips for me or wants to offer feedback, that'd be super!
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