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 on: Today at 09:05:28 PM 
Started by thanate - Last post by Some_Girl
My little good thing for today was finding 8 beautiful little Shiny Brite Putz houses at Value Village for $1.99!

 on: Today at 06:20:02 PM 
Started by geekgirl1000100 - Last post by geekgirl1000100
This is an ATC but since its not paper based Im putting it in the misc forum.
The base is a 2.5x3.5 canvas. The theme was metallic so I decided to go all out. Most of the components are metal. Then painted black and brushed with teal. And then a few non-painted pieces added at the end.

 on: Today at 01:59:56 PM 
Started by curiousfae - Last post by megwell
One thing I get to mark off my Craftster bingo card before the shutdown is an embroidered thanate ATC! Here's what she sent me for my books/reading theme, along with a couple of tea tags.

Thanks, thanate!

 on: Today at 01:47:52 PM 
Started by LadybugsAndBumblebees - Last post by LadybugsAndBumblebees
I don't think I've ever posted a tutorial on here before, so now is a perfect time to do so.

I showed DH a cute little multicolored crocheted birthday cake on Instagram, and he immediately wanted me to make him one for his birthday!  (He loves me making him things, it's so cute!  Cheesy)  That was during the summer and his birthday is the 21st of this month.  So a week or two ago I got crackin!

The cake on Instagram was basically an amigurumi, and had safety eyes and an embroidered mouth.  That's the only thing I don't have on his cake yet because I need to buy black felt to make those for this project, and I keep on forgetting to buy it.  Roll Eyes

I tried to match the colors as close as I could to the Instagram one (using stash!):

I wanted this birthday cake to be useful, so instead of stuffing it, this is how it kept its shape:

(I'm going to put gift cards and scratch offs in it.)

I then just chose which yarn to start with and crocheted a chain till it was snug around the jar when attached end to end.  I then used a half double crochet stitch around, and started the next color and so on and so forth till it reached the top lip of the jar.

Along the bottom, I used the white yarn to make "frosting".  All I did was chose a spot to start on the bottom and did a *half double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, double crochet, half double crochet* then skip a space, do a slip stitch into the skipped space, and continue with the * to * till it's completely around the bottom.  (I used the same stitch on the lid around the outside.)

I was going to use pipe cleaners and crochet over them for candles, but then I realized that they would make it almost impossible to open the jar.  So what I did was first crochet a flat circle, the same size as the top of the lid.

This part is hard to explain because I made it up as I went along...Once I was finished making the flat circle, I continued by going in the loop that was closest to my hook and did a half double crochet in it.  I did that around and around and around, going towards the middle of the circle.  I think I did it twice for height.  When I got to the middle, I double crocheted for extra height there.

Here it is finished, without decoration:

I sewed on some funky strawberry buttons on the top to give it some interest and to make it look finished:

I used E-600 to attach it to the glass jar top and it's held like a dream.

And the finished product:

This is going to be my "go to" birthday gift for everyone now...it is so easy...took me maybe two nights to finish it.  Hope you like it!

 on: Today at 12:40:02 PM 
Started by the_trademarks - Last post by the_trademarks
I haven't posted in ages, but this is my first ever attempt at bead embroidery. The center is actually an eye for a stuffed animal, as I did not want to use a stone cabochon because I did not know if it would come out. I used Miyuki 11/0 seed beads and delicas.

Let me know what you think!

 on: Today at 12:26:42 PM 
Started by lindyv321 - Last post by lindyv321
I made this for my partner in the Mini 12 days of Christmas Swap. I hand painted the buffalo check design on the blank wood sign then used my Cricut to cut a stencil for the rest. Im super happy with how it turned out even though my buffalo print isnt perfect!

 on: Today at 10:07:25 AM 
Started by curiousfae - Last post by BigBangMomma
I received 2 cards for my  brand new Monopoly card theme from LindaP, and she thought they were plain so sent me the funny f*ck card my dh wouldn't let me get for Christmas cards!

Thank you!

 on: Today at 09:55:22 AM 
Started by thanate - Last post by thanate
I've been having fun playing with using different colors in the same patterns.  Here are a couple sets I made to give away:

Bibliophile for Capclave 2019 (reading-based convention)

Craft Army for the MD mini-meet-up in October. 

 on: Today at 09:49:21 AM 
Started by thanate - Last post by thanate
I've been meaning to post some more of these for months, so I guess I'd better get around to it while I still can!  These are the ATCs I've sent for the ongoing swaps in October/November, & I'll probably add December to the end, because why not?

Gnome Party! I think I named the first one, but the second was definitely "Booze & Balloons."

Gnome Party: Cake! 

Hedgie in Spring! Please do not sit on the hedgie; it is not actually part of my couch...

(steampunk themed)

And this one wasn't for Craftster at all, but sent as part of a one-off swap from someone's patreon.

 on: Today at 09:16:46 AM 
Started by kittykill - Last post by kittykill
I stitched these up for Averia in the Winter Book Swap. She loves the color blue so I tried to make each girl as "bluish" as possible.  Grin Cheesy


And a hankie! Which is really needed right now. LOL!

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