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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Hair Queen Stylist's Apron on: January 22, 2009 09:21:41 AM
I don't sell my crafts, but I love using them to barter with friends.  My friend Nicole is the best stylist evA!  But there is no way I could pay her the $35 that she charges at her salon for a cut.  Luckily, she has style.  Stylists with style just don't settle for plain black waist aprons to hold their tools while they work their hair magic.  They need something with...glitter!!!  So she gets this rockin' apron.  What do I get?  About 6 months worth of hair cuts by someone that understands what I want when I say "short and edgy".  Smiley

behold, glitter

true colors

back with Hair Queen stencil

I used this lovely Craft Apron Tutorial.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lady February Cardi on: January 16, 2009 12:11:10 PM
Just in time for February!

I'd had this pattern in my queue for a while before I got around to it. 
The yarn is a soft, bouncy bamboo wool.  The specifics escape me and the ball band "bracelets" have long been lost to three year olds.  The color was not my first choice, but it is really pretty when the sunlight hits the bamboo fibers just right.  It was a fun pattern to knit and I am well pleased with the result. 
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Can I use iron-on transfers for a reversible garment?? on: December 08, 2008 05:47:03 AM
A friend asked me to number her soccer team's reversible jerseys.  No problem, right?  I've done lots of stenciling, so numbers should be a breeze.  Well, since the jerseys are this super breathable material (kind of meshy, with tiny holes) paint goes right through to the other side.  They want to be able to wear the jerseys both ways, so unless they want the numbers backwards on the second side (they don't) stenciling is out.  Would I be able to use an inkjet iron on for this project?  If I ironed on the image to one side of the jersey, waited for it to cool then did the other side would it ruin the first side?

Thanks for any help!
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Mixed Media Ceiling Tile on: October 14, 2008 06:27:15 PM
I "painted" a ceiling tile for my favorite tex mex place in FL. 

The jalepeno is red glitter vinyl.  The flames are cut out and embellished with glitter paints.  The lips I painted (whew) and decoupaged with the flames.  and the green top of the pepper I knit with eyelash yarn and tacked onto the tile.

On the ceiling.  Once it was up I looked at it from all different sides and decided the this was the 'right way' even though while I was working on it I considered the first photo the correct orientation. 

I love glue.  And Mod Podge.  And lots of glitter.  Unfortunately none of the photos captured the shimmer of all the different glitters. The lips were my first painting with oil paints.  I thoroughly enjoyed working on this!
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / US military stationed overseas and Etsy... on: April 19, 2008 11:39:09 AM
I am on the verge of having an Etsy shop ready to open this summer.  Now, all of the sudden I feel like I have gotten ahead of myself.  We are a military family and are expecting to be stationed overseas this January.  There will be access to USPS, shipping prices remain the same but shipping times are seriously increased and no reliable estimation of delivery can be made.  I'm pretty sure that that would turn off almost any buyer.  Would it be worth it to even try?  Has anyone done Etsy (or any other web business) this way - successfully or otherwise?
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / 'Babies' Shower Invite on: April 08, 2008 05:27:44 PM
I'm normally not paper crafty, so this is my first post on this board.  Hi Paper Craftsters!

My twin girls are two years old.  This is one of the leftover invites I made for my 'babies' shower.

It brought a nostalgic pang when I found these in the closet.  Thank you letting me share them with you.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / lacy shrug on: February 28, 2008 08:19:32 PM
From Lace Style, the Retro Redux Shrug.

<--  geek  Roll Eyes

I made the sleeves a little shorter and took out the short row shaping in the collar.  I would do it again in a less fuzzy yarn.  Also, after knitting for almost five years this is the first garment that I have actually worn.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / two animal lovers in animal skirts on: February 11, 2008 11:53:05 AM
I usually try to stay away from making matching clothes for my girls, but when I made one for Summer, Jessa asked for one too.  I used material from too-small tees for the waist bands.

super actiony action shot

shorts underneath

i hate how photobucket doesn't always rotate... 

thanks for looking.  if anyone as other ideas for using clothes that they have grown out of i'd love to hear them.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / soccer scarf on: January 28, 2008 06:19:40 PM
A friend asked me to knit her a soccer scarf in her team colors.  I got a little over my head with the intarsia but I'm super pleased with how it turned out.

I know that is more photos than a scarf usually gets, but I worked hard on it!   Wink
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Gift for friend who loves Nightmare Before Christmas on: December 29, 2007 10:28:25 AM
Inspired by https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195389.0 done by violentjayne's mom and
by https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178362.0 originally done by lindsey goes to eleven.  Thanks for the inspiration ladies.

Mine is knitted with Caron Simply Soft.  (Hats and scarves don't really get worn enough in Florida to warrant the expensive stuff.)  She loved it, I had a blast making it and was super pleased with the result.

modeled by me


Thanks for looking.
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