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1  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Short N Sweet Red Bolero - Slightly picture happy - I'm soooo proud! take a on: December 04, 2008 04:13:28 AM
this looks great!  I'm hoping you can help me.  This is the first time I've used a pattern like this.  How many repeats do you do on the back before you start the arm?  The pattern says to "repeat pattern throughout" so, I've been doing the pattern to what I thought would be the length of the back.  Now i'm not sure.  should I have stopped after the first 9 rows and done the switch, or do I finish the back and then move on to the front?  Thanks so much for your help.

The 'repeat pattern' refers to repeating the rows to make each flower pattern complete. So doing rows 2-5 makes a flower complete, and 6-9 is another complete flower [the 2nd sets of flowers sit between the 1st set]. So then work in 10-12 which are repeats of 6-8 and stop there! Go back to the top of the pattern and start doing the front 2 panels [right and left]. Coz once you then finish those you get the 'top half' of the bolero, and then you'll continue it - the Body - by joining up the right-back-left.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Handful of collage pendants on: December 14, 2007 04:37:31 AM
^ I agree that they'd make cute earrings, even as odd pairs with similar messages maybe.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Origami earrings on: December 14, 2007 04:33:09 AM
These are quite gorgeous! My regular size oragami doesn't stay together very well, how do these tiny ones hold up? Do you seal them with something to keep them nice?

Do you press the folds really hard when you make cranes? I'm not quite sure what you mean by your origami not being able to 'stay together' coz I've never had that problem.

Rather than buying the expensive paper sealants from craft stores I just mixed PVA with water and generously slathered that over them. That makes it slightly more waterproof and sturdier. But it is only paper so I do expect it to damage after time, so I have offered the recipients warranties with the gift where I will replace the crane if it gets very damaged.  Cheesy
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Origami earrings on: December 08, 2007 03:56:51 PM
Those are gorgeous! I love them. <3's~ What size paper did you use? The smallest I've worked with is about 2 inches square. I'd like to make me a pair now. :3

Thanks for the appreciation!
The paper is about 3.5cm sq, so thats 1.5 inch sq. It just involves pressing really hard on the lines to make sure they are crisp and accurate or else it does start looking pretty wonky if the folds don't line up.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Origami earrings on: December 06, 2007 12:46:32 AM
After seeing some origami jewellery on this board I realised that I have plenty of gorgeous origami paper that I have yet to use.

So here are some made so far... enjoy!


6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: A "Knitty" site for crochet? on: June 20, 2007 05:58:19 PM
I was just about to post the same thing! Crochetme has excellent patterns and fun reads.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Granny Sq Scarf on: March 19, 2007 01:53:29 AM
hehe... I'm from Australia so its actually Autumn now! But I've never been a brown/maroon type person that is associated with autumn (which is Fall for you Americans) I much prefer these pastel colours. Its still been quite warm so my friend says the first day that there is even a bit of wind or chill she will wear the scarf.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Granny Sq Scarf on: March 17, 2007 11:56:50 PM
I love the colours of this Katia wool I got. So I"ve been trying to think of different patterns to make scarves with it. This is a granny squares one that I just gave to a friend as a birthday present.

9  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 12" Crochet Square of the Month Craftalong - MARCH on: March 17, 2007 11:34:37 PM
My March square turned out alright, though I must have done the centre a bit too tight because it is a bit curled.

10  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 12" Crochet Square of the Month Craftalong - MARCH on: March 02, 2007 04:39:45 PM
They look really nice! Gonna start up now
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