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1  CHRISTMAS SURPRIZE FROM OVERSEAS! in Winter Holidays by hana0205 on: December 27, 2010 11:31:43 AM
since i'm not with my immediate family this year, thought i'd send them a christmas box of LOVE <3

1. black double-yarn knit purl scarf
2. irish hiking scarf
3. bag of colourful gummie goodness from bulk barn
4. two mini tobleron bars
5. two handmade necklaces
6. christmas card of love
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2  3 Unique Bracelets! in Beads: Completed Projects by hana0205 on: March 16, 2006 05:56:23 PM

Here are some bracelets I made from this Christian winter retreat:

we had to stay inside most of the time because weather felt like a blizzard, and left much time for beading!!

Hope you like them  Wink Grin Grin

(ps. sorry for bad quality scanned pics  Tongue)
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3  Vintage-ish green fabric pencil case in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hana0205 on: February 01, 2006 01:42:39 PM

After exams, finally left me time for some sewing, so here's my new pencil case for the coming semester!

the lining is supposed to be a dark green colour, and i used the awesome zippered pouch tutorial, here:


 Grin Grin Grin
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4  Addicted to Knitting!!! (8 and a 1/2 projects) in Knitting: Completed Projects by hana0205 on: January 14, 2006 09:13:30 AM
yes, it's true.... I'm addicted to KNITTING!!!

During the past few months I've discovered the joy of knitting and actually learned other skills than a "knit" stitch
and I've completed 8 and a 1/2 FOs
so........ here they are! (they're really simple basic projects, nothing exciting or complicated, because I'm a beginner knitter, and these are a few of my first projects!):

White Chunky Wool Scarf:

Skinny Skinny Rainbow Scarf (for a friend's Bday gift):

MultiBlue Triple Ribbed Scarf (Christmas present for dad):

The Convenient Scarf with a Slit (Christmas present for mom):

Stockinette Fringe Scarf:

The Irish Hiking Wristwarmers (my first cable project... super easy!!):


Cable Cellphone Holder:


My First Mittens!!:)

same mittens... it's suppose to be purple


And finally the 1/2 project.. the first attempt and failed superlarge mitt..

(It falls off when you put your arm down)

Thanks for looking! Cheesy
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5  Knitted Objects Always End Up TOO BIG!!! ??? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by hana0205 on: December 31, 2005 10:01:07 AM

I'm a beginner knitter (about 2 months..) and i've knitte quite a few things already

I've knitted various scarves, and I decided I need a more difficult project to challenge myself, and started

knitting mittens!

(I used the pattern in this post:


(pic also from the link to pattern)

The problem was that they were WAAY TOO BIG!! not just a little loose, when I knitted exactly the way the

pattern told me, the finger part of the mitten was twice the length of my fingers!! Shocked  I even used the child

size numbers just in case! and when i took out the rows to fit the length of my fingers, there was still too

much room in the mitten, that it fell off everytime I'd put it on and stand with my arm down  Sad . I decided

that maybe mittens were too much of a challenge, and tried to knitt these cable wristwarmers (the pattern

seemed easy enough)

Wristwarmers pattern:


(this pic also from link)

 but again, it ended up being too big... and I used one size smaller needles than the pattern offerred!

I'm completely lost as to what is the problem!!? It can't possibly be that I have impossibly tiny hands (trust

me on this one  Tongue) , or is it that I'm knitting WAY too loose??

Any kind of help would be GREATLY appreciated!! thanks!  Smiley
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6  Vinyl Christmas Brooches... OPINIONS NEEDED!! in Winter Holidays by hana0205 on: December 13, 2005 05:19:57 PM
Hello craftsters! Cheesy

Christmas is coming (less than 2 weeks... !!!!) and i've decided to make gifts for my friends, and tried out this idea... Christmas themed vinyl/leather brooches.

I'm unsure if they are givable as Christmas gifts... here are some pics (sorry for poor digi cam quality)
and PLEASE RESPOND WITH CRITICISM, OPINION ETC.  i'm really curious as to what you guys think of them, and to be sure if they are givable or not.. thanks!  Smiley

once again....

p.s. if anyone happened to have any tips on sewing vinyl.. plz share!!
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7  a Price for Marble Magnets?? and Locker Deco ideas needed! in Get Product and Website Opinions by hana0205 on: August 27, 2005 07:14:45 PM
it's back to school time again, and also back to those crummy lockers AND more time spent to make locker magnets and decorations!!
so, I was wondering, IF I were to sell any of the locker magnets, how much should I price them?
I was thinking around maybe 50cents to 75cents each...
Have anyone sold them before and how much have you priced them?

Also, if I were to just sell them at school to people I know, is there anything I should know about copyright and crediting etcetera, etcetera... ?

And any other tips or ideas on selling them are also welcome!

(pictures taken from http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/marblemagnets.html just because i can't stand visual-less posts!-of my own i mean)

Second thing I wanted to mention was, spiffying up your locker!!
For the two years I've had a locker in my possession, it was bare with a mirror and maybe a few of my marble magnets...
SO, for a change, this year I've decided to try and craft-up(sorry, I couldn't find a word for it..) my locker door! Some ideas I could think of are:
  • those microwaved CDs that are crackled up
  • marble magnets
  • making magnets with those sheet magnets, personalized by glueing pictures of your friends, yourself, your pet etc...

my brain can go so far on creativeness, but I KNOW there are a whole lot of you out there with some CrAzY ideas!
so PLEASE chip some of your ideas in for all of us still-in-school young crafters who want to spiff-up their lockers!
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8  Jeans to Messenger Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by hana0205 on: August 27, 2005 11:53:08 AM
So I found these old jeans that was covered in paint splatters on the pant legs and thought, this would be perfect for one of those jean purses! Then I changed it up a bit and used very long straps and the bag more roomier.. Here it is!



INSIDE (with pocket):

Bag in Action!:

Comments and criticism is appreciated!
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9  Painted Brown with Ivory white Stripes Shoes! [step by step pics included] in Shoes: Completed Projects by hana0205 on: August 26, 2005 09:49:22 PM
So after being totally inspired by all those other painted shoes on this site....
I decided to make my own!
yup, as simple as that.
So lets just get to the main part...

First, the materials:
- $3.95 white canvas shoes (from Walmart, of course)
- $1.42 'coffee bean' acrylic paint
- $1.42 'ivory white' acrylic paint
- $1.00 set of 3 brushes(one not in pic) from a dollar store
- seam ripper and masking tape from home

Secondly, took out the tongue of the shoes using a seam ripper

Thirdly, taped the bottom part and then painted them brown:

Fourthly, taped the design and painted with ivory white:

Fifthly(?), sewed back on the tongue of the shoe (this part was NOT easy!):

TA DA!!~

(yay i'm so proud of my FIRST EVER painted shoes!)

...... and my favorite little detail on the inside back of the shoes!!:

the masking tape didn't do a very good job and the white paint bled(is that what you call it?) and became not very clean lines, but it's not too visible from a far, so I guess you could say that I'm content Smiley

I got lots of compliments today when I wore them  Grin

Comments and Criticism are appreciated!
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10  Painting Shoes... Fabric paint or Acrylic paint? (with pictures) in Shoes: Discussion and Questions by hana0205 on: August 25, 2005 07:23:24 AM
I bought these materials yesterday i hope of making myself one of those AWESOME painted shoes:

  • white shoes with laces from Walmart
  • paint brushes from Dollarama
  • brown and ivory white acrylic paint
  • masking tape --from home

and here are a list of other craftster's painted shoes, which are good models of the kind of shoes I'd like to paint...

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31421.0 -red polka dots

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=9379.0 - pink and green

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35440.0 - argyle

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45568.0 - argyle2

The first two were said to be made from just acrylic paint, and the last two were painted with fabric paint.  I don't want to buy and use a sealer type thing because then the total cost of the project would be same as normal shoes.  Would just and ONLY acrylic paint be durable enough? and would fabric paint have been a better choice? 

I'd like feedback asap because I can't wait to get starting on my shoes.. thanks!!
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