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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Help? Searching For A Music Themed Stencil or SOMETHING on: February 24, 2008 01:47:51 PM
I'm looking for a music themed stencil.
I've been to several stencil sites but I can't seem to find anything right.
I'm trying to spice up a plain white t-shirt  I have and since I'm a huge fan of music (mostly rock, metal, etc.) I thought that would be a good theme.
Maybe a stencil of a stereo or some sort of interesting music related saying?
Stencil ideas would be MUCH appreciated.

2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / The Force Is Strong With This One *Pattern FINALLY added* on: November 29, 2007 07:32:28 AM
(Pattern on pages 4 and 5)

I made this little guy for a friend of mine.
A few years a go she didn't even know what Star Wars was. Thankfully I changed all that.

Sorry about the lame photos.
I took them right before I went to give him to my friend so I was in a rush.

Hood Down:

Hood Up:

The little stick he's holding opens up and his lightsaber comes out.
The lightsaber (why oh WHY didn't I take a picture of that???) is made from a mini glowstick, some silver duct tape and some markers.

If I ever get the chance I'll take some better pictures of him.

So what do you think??

Pattern appears later in the thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210775.msg2401024#msg2401024
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Little Toy Guitar on: November 13, 2007 02:57:48 PM
I've posted a bunch of questions here and I usually get a lot of great ideas.
I'm hoping you guys can help me again.
I'm looking for a pattern or something for making a toy guitar.
Even if no one knows of where I can find a pattern,
any ideas on how I could go about making a guitar plushie would be great.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sock Help Needed on: November 01, 2007 04:35:53 PM
I'm trying to make my dad a new pair of socks.
The last pair I made were the basic 56 stitch 56 row socks.
The foot fits perfectly but it's too tight for him around the ankle.
I bought some Lion Brand Magic Stripes a few days ago because there was a free pattern on the label for a pair of adult socks.
The pattern only required one skein (I bought two just in case I messed up; I've only made one pair of socks) but the size around the leg is 8". He needs about 12"
I can't seem to find any simple patterns for the right size that doesn't require too much yarn.
I've seen a bunch of sock formulas for creating custom socks but I'm a little nervous about doing that.
Is there any advice anyone could give me?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn Help Needed! on: July 17, 2007 07:11:42 AM
I was at this yarn shop yesterday with my mother. She picked up a skein of Cascade Bobble and wanted me to make something with it. I have no problem making her something I just don't know what to make.
I've never worked with this kind of yarn before. I have no idea what you're supposed to do with it.
I tried doing some searches for patterns involving Cascade Bobble but I didn't get far.
I was hoping someone here might have made something from one little skein of this stuff before.
I know my chances are slim but I could really use some help here.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Little Bunny (With Pattern) on: July 05, 2007 10:40:55 AM
Here's the pattern for the little bunnies.
I haven't tested this yet so if you make it and find a mistake or have a problem please let me know so I can try to fix it.

Little Bunny Pattern
Karissas Kreations

Size: From tip of ear to foot: Approx. 6 inches

K2TOG - Knit two together
K - Knit
BO - Bind off
STS - Stitches

Scraps of WW yarn in whatever color you please
Some black WW yarn for face
Size 6 needles or appropriate size for yarn used
1 Set of Double pointed needles in the same size as the main needles (If you don't have DPNs I have an alternative I-cord making technique below) OR any tool used to make an I-Cord of the appropriate size
Yarn needle
Small amounts of stuffing


Head, Body and Legs:
Cast on 20 STS. Working in garter stitch throughout work 20 rows
Next Row (First Leg): Knit the first ten stitches on the needle, TURN. You will only be working with these 10 STS for the leg. Work 10 rows. Bind off.
Second Leg: You should now have one little rectangle sticking out from the rest of your body and 10 stitches still on one needle. Work 10 rows with these 10 stitches. Bind off.

Ears (Make 2):
Cast on 5 stitches leaving a long tail for sewing. K 6 rows.
Next Row: K2TOG, K to 2 STS remain. K2TOG
K 1 row. Cut yarn and pull through remaining STS. Pull tight then weave end in.

Arms (Make 2):
If you are using DPNs (or circulars) cast on four stitches to make an I-cord about 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches long
Using regular needles cast on four STS. The needle these STS are on (the needle in you left hand) will be called Needle 1. Your right hand needle is Needle 2.
Instead of working these STS slip them to Needle 2. Take Needle 2 in your left hand and put Needle 1 in your right. The yarn should be coming from the left most stitch. Pulling yarn tight knit all four stitches. Normally you would now move the needle with the STS to your left hand. DO NOT DO THIS. Instead of switching needles, slip the four STS to the needle in your left hand. Just as before, the yarn should be coming from the left most stitch. Also just as before pull the yarn tight and knit all STS. Keep slipping the STS from the right hand needle instead of switching needles until your I-cord is long enough. To bind off cut the yarn and slip the end through the STS pulling tight.
Whatever method of I-cord making you use make sure you leave a long tail. It will be used for attaching the arms to the body.

Sewing up the body: Heres where it gets a little tricky. (The bunny is sewn with the right sides out. I used the invisible stitch or ladder stitch) Take the bunny head, body and legs. Take one of the little rectangles and fold it in half. Sew up until the little rectangle stops. Do the same for the other leg. Make sure you sew the bottom of the rectangles as well. You might want to stuff the legs now. Fold the remaining piece of fabric in half and sew it up stuffing it as you go. The seam of the body should be in the middle while the little leg seams should be on the inside. Stuff the body completely then squish the two sides of the top of the body together and sew them up. You should now have this funny looking rectangle or tube with two little tubes sticking out the bottom. There should be no more holes to sew up.
Making the head: Take your yarn needle and thread a piece of yarn about 10 inches long. Insert the needle about two inches down from the top of the head. It doesnt matter where you stick the needle. Make a running stitch all around the tube. Pull the yarn tight to form the bunnys head. Tie the yarn tight then weave the loose end in the body.
Attaching the ears: Take the cast on edge of the ear and pinch it together. Using your yarn needle and the long tail you left sew the ear to the head. I dont have the exact measurement for placement. Youll have to eyeball it. It might be a good idea to pin both ears on the head before you sew, that way you can make sure theyre were you want them.
Attaching the arms: Thread the long tail you left on the I-cord and sew on the arms on either side of the bunnys body right below the running stitch.
If youd like to put a tail on your bunny make a little pompom out of matching yarn and sew it on.
All you have to do now is embroider your bunnys face and weave in any other loose ends you may have.

Please keep in mind I have written this pattern down from memory. I really dont know if it is accurate. If you have a problem or find a mistake please let me know. I will try my best to fix it.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / 10 Bunnies and 1 Bear (Link For Pattern Included) on: June 19, 2007 10:10:29 AM
Here they are my 10 bunnies and one bear. I made them a couple of months ago for a teacher I know.

This is PB. She's a very curious little thing.
She has a little necklace with a purple star on it but I forgot to put it on her before I took the picture.

This is Pudgy Bunny. He's not very photogenic.

These little guys were given out to the students in her class

And here is my favorite, Mr. Green Dude.

So what do you think?
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Tiny Turtles on: June 17, 2007 07:04:57 PM
I've been hanging around Craftster for months now so I thought it
 was about time I finally posted something of my own.  
Here they are. My tiny turtles:


 Smiley  Grin  Cool

The pink one's name is Quinna. She was the first thing I ever crocheted following a pattern.
The purple one's name is Flurp and he was a gift for my sister.
The little green guy was given to a coworker so I don't know his name. But I do know she flipped when she saw him so he's in a good home.

For anyone interested I got the pattern here
It's a super simple pattern that's very quick to crochet.
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Doctor Who Patterns on: June 13, 2007 01:46:02 PM
I want to make Doctor Who related gifts for my sisters. For one of them I'd like to make a Tom Baker doll. I'd like to crochet it but I don't know if I can actually make a pattern that looks like the Doctor. For the other sister a Tardis would be awesome. I'm just not sure exactly how to go about it. Does anyone have any ideas or know of somewhere I can find a pattern?   
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