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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Baby blanket and hat w/bib modeled by "Baby" (4pics) on: August 29, 2007 11:38:34 AM
It's modeled by "Baby". Thought it was a real baby didn't you? heh..heh.. Yeah that's right. I named her "Baby" when I was little. It's a granny square baby blanket and a granny squareish hat that I didn't realize was made that way till I started making it.

22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / CHOPEEDLES!!!! on: August 29, 2007 10:47:46 AM
I made Chopstick Knitting Needles!!! I used the tute on the thread started by cassiemarie  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=25372.0. I also shared it with a friend and she's a chopeedle maniac!! I've coined the word "Chopeedle" myself. It's Chopsticks + Needles = Chopeedles. I wonder if there's a way to make crochet hopsticks...lol. yes i know I'm stupid. I've been making up words all day. anyway, here's my pics!

23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Personalized mat/soon to be a pillow on: August 14, 2007 10:28:13 AM
OK, I've been wanting to try crocheting pictures and things into stuff, but I only just got up th nerve yesterday. I used some of the graphs from http://www.crochetkim.com/patterns/perbaby.html . I just couldn't wait until I was done to post this.  Here is what I came up with. I'm going to edge it in white and then make another piece in white with Leo's b-day in the bottom left corner in the dark blue. Then, I'm gonna crochet around the edges of both together and stuff it right before I finish. If I get really creative I might add some kind of border or edging to it too. Who knows what I might get up to at 2am Smiley

Anyway, here's the front part so far.

24  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Painting with acrylic paint on wood. "HELP!!!" on: August 09, 2007 10:32:14 AM
Ok, I'm going to paint a 4ft X 4ft pic for my brother. he requested the size. An artist I know said if it's going to be that big I should paint it on a thin sheet of plywood and then just have him frame that. Now I've found the wood, it's about 1/4 of an inch thick and I have acrylic paint. My question is, "Do I need to do anything to the wood before I paint on it?" I draw and sketch and I'm not too bad on the street with chalk, but painting is completely out of my confort zone. I don't know a thing about how to get started. I can do the actual painting fine I think, its the beginning stages that I'm not too clear on. Somebody please help me!!!
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / painting t-shirts on: August 09, 2007 10:28:15 AM
i tried searching but I think I just wasn't searching with the right terms. I'm just curious as to whether you can use acrylic paint on t-shirts. Anybody got any ideas cause I'm clueless?
26  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hat Hair! (Literally!) now with tutorial on: August 08, 2007 07:28:12 AM
OK, so I've been toying with this idea, at first it was a joke and then I got bored last night and couldn't sleep. Did I sew the dress that's been waiting on my sewing table for 3 weeks? No, of course not. I made hat hair. No more bad hair days for me this winter. I'll just wear my hair. lol. OK, even I think I'm a little goofy for making this, but I like it anyway and I'm thinking about crocheting different styles of hair in different colors for me and my friends. There's no pattern for it. I just freehanded it. Shouldn't be to hard to write out if anyone actually wants to make one though. PM me if you do.

Here's the front view

Here's the side view.

And a bad pic of the back. It's almost impossible to take a pic of the back of your own head. I know my arms just don't bend like that. Smiley

Start with a magic circle.

Row 1 Dc 10 times around and join together. (10 stitches)

Row 2 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. Dc 2 times in each remaining stitch around and join (20 stitches)

Row 3   ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in next stitch. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 4   ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in next 2 stitch. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 5 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 3 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 6 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 4 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.
(at this point keep increasing the number of single dc stitches by one every row until its wide enough to fit your head. In my case  it took 2 more rows because I have a giant head  Smiley It may take less for you if your head is smaller. Think of it as if you're starting the top part of a circular beanie. You increase in the same way until you would normally start doing one in each stitch all the way around.   )
Row 7 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 5 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 8 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 6 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 9 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 7 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 10 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 8 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 11  chn 3 (counts as first dc).  Dc in each stitch around. Join.

Row 12  Ok, now what you need to do is figure out how wide you want the bangs to be. [/i]Ch 3. (counts as first dc) I Double crocheted 26 times. You may do more or less depending on how big around your hat is and how wide you want the bangs to be. Sc in the next stitch.. (You may want to mark the last dc )Now you start your shells. Slip stitch in next stitch. * Skip the next stitch and do 5dc in the following stitch. Skip a stitch and slipstitch in the next  2 stitches. *repeat from *to* until you have the number of shells you need for your bangs. I used 4 shells for mine. At the end of your last shell only slip stitch once. Sc in the next stitch and then dc in each of the remaining stitches and join when you reach the very 1st dc you made for the row. (Mark the first dc after your last shell.) Fasten off. (I fastened off here because I wanted to work the rest of the hat as a  single row and I couldnt figure out how to do it with it ending in the middle of the back.)

Ok, now we start the rest of the hair!

Join the same color yarn into one of the dc stitches that you marked. Ch 3. (counts as first dc of row) dc in next stitch and each stitch across ending at the other marked dc. Ch 3 and turn.

Do each row the same. When you get to about the sixth row, do two dc in each of the end stitches and repeat the row before with just one each a few more times. You can do the 2 in each end piece on as many rows as you want. Its kind of up to you. I did it so it would make it gradually angle forward more, but you can do yours straight or decrease so that it rounds off more.  I hope this makes sense.  I think its pretty much an adaptable pattern so you can kind of customize it to you. Let me know if  there are any questions.

27  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Sack Dress on: August 07, 2007 12:14:21 PM
I'm calling this my sack dress. You just have to look to see why, It's pretty obvious. No pattern required. Just some fabric and ribbon. I used 3yds of fabric and then cut it into two 1 1/2 yrd pieces. Here it is. I'm not completely certain I like it though.  Especially with that t-shirt underneath, but hey, had to have sleeves at work. It looks better as just a sundress without the extra shirt underneath, and also better when I adjust it so it's hanging evenly all the way around. If you look close you'll notice that the fabric is thin and I matched it with my red slip/shorts (It's a slip, but it's also shorts lol.) It matched the ribbons I tied it with so I was all "why not, If you're gonna see through it, might as well be something fun"

I think I like it tied this way best.

28  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocheted Earth Witch Hat on: July 27, 2007 12:50:22 PM
OK, I made this special for the Harry Potter Book release party we held at the library I work for. The person organizing it asked if I would make a hat to display in the hat shop. We basically turned most of our giant library into Diagon Alley with a little bit of Hogwarts thrown in. (pictures I took from the party are on my flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tenille/sets/72157601002433759/ .

i don't really know what else to say about the hat. so here it is. I took lots of pics from all different angles but here are a couple of pics.

So first of all the hat is actually wearable.

Here's a closeup from a different angle.

And here's a closeup of the faces. They're Harry Ron and Hermione. you can't see it all that well in this pic but Harry has a teeny little lightning bolt scar on his forhead.

If you want to see more closeup pics than these you can see them in the my project set on my flickr page here http://www.flickr.com/photos/tenille/sets/72157594450529525/
29  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Harry Potter / MAce Windu(sp?) cloak on: July 20, 2007 03:40:59 PM
Ok, I'd made this robe ages ago and last halloween my friends 10yrold wanted to be Mace Windu from Star Wars so Ifolded and hemmed and tacked and whatnot until it was small enought to fit him, all without cutting and stll leaving it so I could let it out to use for Renfaire and stuff. Well, The library I work at is having a ginormous (I'm trying to see how many times I can work this word into conversation this month I'm up to 15 Cheesy) Release party for the 7th Harry potter book and I'm working it. SO I finally let the cloak back out and here are the pictures of it on me. Keep in mind that  I'm 5'10".

The ugly shirt with the lightening bolt 7 and the date is library issue and I have to wear it.

I also crocheted a sort of garden witch hat wich I'm gonna post on the crochet board as soon as I'm done here.

30  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / 1st crocheted clothing!!! w/pics!!! ;D on: July 19, 2007 10:47:30 AM
OK, This is 1st piece of clothing I've ever crocheted. I used Lion Brands light-n-lively tank top pattern found here. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I have a couple of modifications still to make though. I'm gonna run another piece of ribbon through the waist part. You can see that the first pic has no buttons on the straps but the other pics do. That's because I didn't like them and took them off and just sewed the straps to the front instead. I'm going to lace the rest of the ribbon like in the 2nd and 3rd pics I think. someone already asked me how much to make them one! Is that a great complement or what!?! I used red heart soft white for this one. It's a little stiff right now but I think that once I wash it it will soften up. Next time I thinkI'm gonna use simply soft yarn. I don't know what color though I'm definitely sure I'll make another of these. I love the way it fits. Grin

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