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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Ogres are like Onions, They have Layers on: October 01, 2009 07:18:08 PM
Hi Everyone.

It has been a while since I posted.  My niece wanted to be Shrek for Halloween and so I helped my sister with her costume.  I crocheted a hat for her.  It is loosely based on the Brrr Baby Beanie found here http://craftyrahrah.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/brrr-baby-beanie-free-pattern/, which I had made before but I couldn't find my copy of the pattern when I made the Shrek hat, so I recreated it from memory.  I was also largely inspired by this person:  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20209006.  I am proud because I didn't know if I could do it, but I did.  Thanks everyone for looking.

I hope I am okay posting it here, since I didn't create the rest of the costume, I thought this was the most appropriate place.  Please let me know if it needs to be moved.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Reusable Grocery Bags Swap? on: January 22, 2009 12:18:12 PM
I haven't done a swap in quite awhile, but I received some reusable bags in a previous swap.  I love them.  I am totally in. 
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Delicate Spring Shrug on: January 04, 2009 08:43:45 PM
I absolutely love that.  What yarn did you use?
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Question: How to preserve a countertop on: November 23, 2008 06:42:20 PM
This won't help get rid of the bubbles,  you can see if you can poke a small hole in them with a pin and get them to go down.  I would recommend using a marine varnish like this http://www.valsparglobal.com/val/resident/manowar.jsp.  It provides good protection from water etc.  Otherwise multiple layers of polyurethane can help.

Good luck!
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: wine bottles on: November 07, 2008 09:27:18 AM
I'm really excited about this bottle path/garden/walkway idea but i can't quite wrap my head around the mechanics of it. Can someone post a link or a picture? Also, I drink 1-3 vitamin waters a day so i'm looking for somthing to do with the bottles/labels.
I'm thinking the table is a good idea but again, i'd probably need a tute. Cheesy


I hadn't quite thought of the mechanics.  It just was an idea that came out of the top of my head.  I would think that you could dig a trench deep enough to let some of the bottle stick out of the top, and then fill it back in with the dirt you dug the trench out of. 

THat probably doesn't help, but I hadn't gotten to the how, just the idea of it.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My 6 pointed star blanket on: October 16, 2008 03:41:04 PM
I was going to say the same thing, that is amazing! Cheesy
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Ten identical salad plates/saucers? on: October 01, 2008 01:19:31 PM
They could be turned into clocks as well.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with these two lamps? on: September 17, 2008 11:56:38 AM
So many possibilities.  The first one's shade is in really good condition.  you could cover it in fabric or paint it.  I would definitley change the base color by paint or decoupage (but I am anti-white).  The second one's base would be a great frame for beading.  I would put beads on wire or a strong fishing line and then wrap it around  and around the base.  I would probably purchase a new shade for it (you could scrounge at goodwill or other some shop for one, and recover it).
9  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Star Baby Blanket~Along on: September 02, 2008 03:28:01 PM
What am I doing wrong?

It does not look like a star at all. I'm on row 3 and its curling up looking like its trying to form into a hat and looks nothing like what the others at row 3 I've seen.

This is the first thing i've attempted in crochet. can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

I wonder if you are crocheting too tight.  I have a hard time with crocheting too tight, and that often causes the curling.

The other option is there could be not enough increases per row.  Have you been counting stitches?  I hate doing that, but I always check when something isn't going right.

Good luck!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: I Love BUTTONS Gallery on: July 21, 2008 09:22:15 AM
that's okee doke dear! if i can find the card i have pictures. i am just really hoping that no one deleted them...i will look after work today =)

Thanks for being an amazing swap partner, I feel like I haven't held up my end of the bargain. 
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