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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Turning short story into book/paper craft of some sort? on: June 12, 2007 09:39:41 AM
So I wrote a short story for someone but instead of just e-mailing it to him I want to print it out and do something cool with it so I can mail it to him, but I know nothing about paper crafts and I have no idea what my options even are.  Huh

It was supposed to be a very short story. Like a page or two which would've been easy. I could've just printed it out and stuck it on decorated cardboard or framed it or something. But it's more like three and a half pages, single spaced. It's a tiny bit over 1900 words. It's an awkward length =/

I don't want to add illustrations. It's a very simply story and doesn't really call for pictures. But... I'm honestly at a loss as to what to do with it and I've digged through the boards a bit and can't find anything similar.

So... help please? There's a paper store I can walk to and probably will be going to tomorrow, but I don't want to go without some sort of project idea.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Penguin LipBalm Cozy! on: June 06, 2007 07:33:22 PM
Inspired by all the creative lip balm cozies, I decided to make my own. I'm not exactly sure how I ended up making a penguin, but I did... And I think it's adorable because it very looks like it was made by a beginner =D I am essentially a beginner still anyway, so it's okay. This was my first lipbalm cozy and my first thing this small with this many details.

All made with RHSS yarn and Caron Simply Soft. The orange is a red heart sport weight which is like RHSS but slightly different.

Have no idea what hook I used. D? E? F? Somewhere around there.

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Very purple, very big (a bit over 5'x6') but very simple afghan on: May 07, 2007 02:25:32 PM
So, I'm about to be away from my boyfriend for three months and having gone through a "must craft now!" phase, decided a perfect going away gift would be a blanket! I originally meant to make a fairly small and portable blanket, but in the process of trying to figure out what yarn to use and how much to buy, ended up making something much bigger than I intended.

It's about 5' by 6'. Not sure exactly. It sort of fits over a twin XL bed (standard college issue!) , as you can see in one of the pictures. I made it by holding together two strands of Red Heart Super Saver  Dark Orchid and Amethyst (almost completely used up ten balls; had some amethyst leftover) and I double crocheted with a size P hook. I think I had a foundation chain of about 88 or so stiches and tried to keep to that number. To make the border I went around twice in single crochet.

It's nothing fancy and it only took about three weeks to make, but he's very happy with it and that's what matters. I washed it and it did get softer (thank god!) and I'm actually using it right now because he left it in my room. It drapes very nicely and is suitably snuggable Cheesy

4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / How to make amigurumi manatee...? And blanket for boyfriend on: April 13, 2007 09:38:40 PM
So I have successfully made one amigurumi bunny for my roommate and am halfway done with a second, but I want to make other animals for my friends. Most of my friends like pretty simple animals to make, but one of them likes corgis and manatees...

So I'm trying to figure out how on earth to make a manatee. How would I go about getting the amigurumi to curve? Is that even possible? Should I just make it flat?

Also, I was thinking of making this pattern for my boyfriend:

It it big enough for a blanket that's going to live in a boy's college dorm room? Has anyone made it? I'm debating making it with one or two extra balls of yarn.

Edit: Bought 12 skeins of RHSS yarn, going to hold two together and double crochet with a P hook. 85 chains in the foundation. We'll see how it goes! The yarn has rubbed my fingers raw though...
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