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1  Re: Cell Phone Cover... Strikes Back! in Crochet: Completed Projects by puncrash on: November 24, 2004 01:53:35 PM
Sorry it's been a while... but here's the second one i made!!

On this on I attached a clasp on top instead of a handle Smiley the yarn was thiner too so it took a while longer but its more snug Smiley  

I finally washed the other one so now I have interchangable covers!!
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2  Crayon Batik Shirt!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by puncrash on: September 05, 2004 01:32:13 PM
This craftster link led me to these instructions, and inspired by this other craftster link, I made THIS!!:

Close up:

And it all began when I walked into a wall with wet paint and ruined my shirt. I had to do something to cover the stain (whis is hidden by the frame around the cat)... Thank you all for being so inspiring!!
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3  Re: What's your Forte (or specialty)? in Discussion and Questions by puncrash on: August 13, 2004 12:33:05 AM
Ayayayyy.... O.K... So when I was little my grandma (verrrry conservative) tried to make me craft... Her explanation? "For when you get married!!"... Even at that young age, it didn't fly very well... She still taught me how to use the sewing machine, crostitch, knit, crochet, embroider... But my heart wasn't in it. It was more like homework than fun. The sewing machine I liked, but I still didn't use it often.

I grew up, moved away... then it hit me, either the brain washing worked, or my hands were to busy for my own good Smiley When I hit a sewing machine, I usually don't even stop to blink. It's my version of the playstation. I've made purses and skirts and dresses and stuffed things... Made a tie once, as you should!

Fortunately, I didn't get my own sewing machine until -after- college... otherwise I would have failed miserably. But college was also crafty since I went to an art school...

Then, one glorious day, I ran into beads... ever since then, my eyesight is decaying, my posture is poor, and I think I'm working towards my very own case carpal tunnel decease... Lucky me, one day walking around michael's (those darn marble magnets!!) I ran into a crochet hook... ahhh the glory of a new craft... I may need new glasses soon...

In beetween obsessive crafting I will dabble in the occational project, papier mache, rubber stamps, knitting, GLUING! It is bliss to play with paste. In short, anything that inspires me or gets me out of the hell of trying to figure out what to get someone on their birthday Smiley

And finally, today, I made a curtain... without the help from the sewing machine (not by choice, we parted ways and will soon be reunited). All handstitched!! propper hand stitched!! I-am-so-freaking-proud of myself!! I e-mailed a picture of it to everyone I know. No, it wasn't a big curtain, nor was it super fancy... but still, I'll be dreaming of my cute little curtain tonight... In fact here it is:

So yay, Craftster is my home now, and I'm among my folk....
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4  Re: Crocheted "HUG" in Crochet: Completed Projects by puncrash on: August 04, 2004 03:59:00 PM
It reminds me of a cross between armwarmers and those little kid mittens that have the string strung through the sleeves of your coat so you don't lose them!

haha! I haven't thought of those in years... that's great!

Pun crash - you did a pretty good job taking a knitting pattern and making it into crochet!  

wow, thank you! Smiley now that's what I call encouragement!

Could you PM me with a general instruction on how to do that?
Or did you just experiment on the round?

I very much experimented... in fact, one of the sleeves is a little lopsided (you can't really tell)... but I got it right on the second sleeve... Here's pretty much how you should do it, if you want to follow how i did it:

Started on a, did a few rows (in my case, ch 11, then do 10 rows which I ended up undoing and reducing to 2). Depends on the hook you're using I guess.
On c, built up until it went around my arm comfortably, in this case, till 23 stiches across. Then did 4 rows (d) and then started gradually decreasing one at a time until right before the elbow, e, at which point I had 18 stiches across. Then finished it off by doing 20 more rows, f.

For the second sleeve, repeat the same process but start on a as your first row, so you don't have to join them afterwards. It looks seamless if you do it that way (since I had to take it apart, well, it didn't look so seamless anymore).

Then to finish, join the pink colored sides and you're done!

I hope this isn't too confusing! I used two and sometimes 3 yarns at a time, to make it fluffier and thicker. And the main one is a fuzzy yellow thing. As you can see, I am quite the inexperienced one, and don't know the propper names of yarns and things...
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5  Crocheted "HUG" in Crochet: Completed Projects by puncrash on: August 03, 2004 04:10:52 PM
IIII'm sooo haaappyyyy!! I really really love this thing!

There's this website www.xtreme-knitting.com/, by this VERY talented girl, and she posted what she calls a hug shrug with pattern and all. Well, I don't knit (I once did, but it was many many moons ago), so I decided to take a stab at it with a fantastically large crochet hook my mom in law gave me. I used a sweater of mine as reference for the sleeve size. I didn't take into account that by using such a large hook, the back would stretch a LOT. So after I was done I had to go back and take a lot of it out (wasn't easy).

Here are the picsees:

The joining in the back would have looked a lot better if I would have done it right the first time... but hey, by screwing up you learn, right? I am thinking of making another one... This is great for when it gets chilly on a summer night  Grin
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6  Sleep Mask in Crochet: Completed Projects by puncrash on: August 03, 2004 03:52:35 PM
I saw these sleepy time masks and really wanted one... But I don't have a sewing machine (well I do, but it is presently sitting in my mom's garage all the way across the country), and I majorly SUCK at hand stitching... But since I've been learning how to crochet, I want to make everything with that darn hook! So yay! I dove in. All I did is draw an outline of the mask and started to crochet in the shape of it... I ended up giving it to my husband cause he got all excited about it and our blinds don't block the sun very well Smiley He likes it!

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7  Popcicle Sticks Picture Frame in Completed Projects by puncrash on: August 03, 2004 03:39:24 PM
Sooo... I haven't seen anything like this here so I hope I'm not posting something that has been posted before...

I know it's VERY elementary school, but it was my sister in law's b-day and wanted to make something special. My husband just found this old polaroid of her pretending to be bubble bathing in a box of styrofoam pop corn. It's sooo cute, and I had to make something to showcase it!! Got some craft-ready popcicle sticks at the 99c. store and got to work Smiley

here's a pic!

I cut off the white stripe of the polaroid and sealed the hole with acid free scotch tape. The picture fits snugly in the frame so there was no need to permanently glue it.

And in the back I attached a bit of ribbon (it's sheer so you can't see it that well) so she can hang it Cheesy!!
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8  Re: Tissue paper flowers with tutorial in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by puncrash on: August 03, 2004 03:10:33 PM
So I had some pipecleaners lying about and I made a search here and your project came up... Since I also had some tissue paper lying about... voila! Thank you very much for posting this. They were really easy to make and came out very cute! I gave them as a gift and they were very well received Smiley

Here's a pic

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9  Re: Cell Phone Cover... Strikes Back! in Crochet: Completed Projects by puncrash on: July 31, 2004 01:35:20 PM
I can't figure out how to crochet the part that exposes the phone face. How do you get the hole part? can anyone help?

Okee... so, instead of going around in a circle, which is what you've been doing until then, turn back and start going back and forth, until you're done with the "wall"... let's see if my crappy little drawing can explain it:

and then, you go back into loop!  Grin

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10  Re: Rasterbater! (its not dirty!) make small pictures into HUGE murals so easy&f in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by puncrash on: July 13, 2004 11:26:27 PM

it has touched me in ways that... no one... has...

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