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 91 
 on: February 19, 2018 10:47:04 AM 
Started by gaudiknight - Last post by craftylittlemonkey
That's a good colour combo too, a bit brighter than the big circles.

Made monkey clothes with my little girl from tshirt scraps that were destined for the bin.


I've saved up the side seams of dismantled sweaters over the years and have quite the collection now.


They were carefully cut away without cutting them apart or detaching from the collar. I used them for hair on some monsters and thought if I wanted to do that again the junction where 4 strands met would be easier to attach as one piece. Here is my funny girl "wearing" one, ha ha.


This is not even all of them.


Don't they make interesting looking hair? Too late, I cut them all into bits for octo stuffing, all the left over sweater scraps from making the 'pus too. Look at my knuckles, owwwww. There isn't any skin left on the pinky at all, totally raw, but I won't show it, too gross Tongue.

 92 
 on: February 19, 2018 10:43:54 AM 
Started by craftylittlemonkey - Last post by LimeRiot
And here's what I made for myself...

Really liked this statement so made a version for myself to keep around as a reminder to have quiet time in the midst of the hustle Smiley.


I also made myself some emergency affirmation cards similar to the ones I made for kittykill. Not sure if these ones ended up in my envelopes or kittykill's but they are all about the same. 

 93 
 on: February 19, 2018 10:40:29 AM 
Started by StudioANF - Last post by StudioANF


I wanted to share a recent crochet conquest of mine.  I've been seeing the gingham blankets floating around Pinterest and finally gave in and tried it since I've got a few skeins lying around that need using up.

Enter, the Fireside Gingham Lap Blanket


This was done using the griddle stitch and the pattern is executed using the carry through method (much like in Tapestry crochet) where you pick up and drop your colors along the way.  You are only working two colors at a time though.  One color is the main carry color (the wine red for this project) and then you rotate the other two colors every row of 10.


I've since executed a jewel tone Gingham "lapghan" for the recent Hookers Only Swap for my Partner, Mistress JennieSmiley

(The photo is hers since I forgot to take a pic of it before sending like a dummy  Tongue)

The blanket is really quick to work up and I can certainly see myself making more, larger ones in the future in varying color combos.

 94 
 on: February 19, 2018 10:25:03 AM 
Started by Acadian Driftwood - Last post by craftylittlemonkey
Not what I intended to make today but my little girl started sewing monkey clothes out of tshirt scraps and I joined in to make her a little dress.


Here's the skirt she made, all by hand with no help from me at all. I really like the pocket.

 95 
 on: February 19, 2018 10:22:45 AM 
Started by StudioANF - Last post by StudioANF


This project was born from the desire to make my niece a large squishable stuffed toy as a gift. Ever see a pattern and think to yourself, "Hmm, I love this but I wish it was just a little bit bigger..."

Enter, the Ami cat pattern I came across on Pinterest.  I loved the design but not the size. So of course I thought I'd just up the yarn weight to achieve my desired goal.  What did I choose? Bernat blanket yarn of course  Roll Eyes

And the result? A GIANT AMI PILLOW CAT


The thing turned out huge. Like, we had to strap it into the backseat while we traveled. But my niece absolutely adored the thing and insisted it be brought with her into every room she was in.  She also insisted it sleep with her in her tiny toddler bed.  My SIL had trouble discerning her from the cat through the baby monitor.  It was sort of hilarious and perfect.

Here is my niece for true scale


I learned a very valuable lesson in yarn weight differentials through this project and that I really do like making over the top giant things.  Grin

And incase you're wondering, the original pattern called for a 1 weight yarn and I bernat is a 6  Roll Eyes Grin



 96 
 on: February 19, 2018 10:04:03 AM 
Started by Mlsocci74 - Last post by Mlsocci74
Here is the wall hanging I did for the mixed media heart swap.  I just adore how it turned out.


 97 
 on: February 19, 2018 10:00:23 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by FiberAlchemist

The new issue of Witch Weekly has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!

 98 
 on: February 19, 2018 08:13:04 AM 
Started by tendstowardschaos - Last post by tendstowardschaos

I originally intended this to be a Christmas present for my toddler, but I overextended myself and it ended up being a birthday present instead. I had made everyone else in my house a quilt of their own, including the cat (excluding the fish, lol), so I feel a bit guilty that it took me two years to get around to making one for the baby.  Embarrassed

I started with a theme of the American flag and bought most of the fabric with that in mind. Then I made a plan based on how much fabric I had in each print. Kind of backwards, but it was a fun challenge.




I used this tutorial to make the squares, and started laying them randomly.



But, I didn't like how that looked. So, I modified my plans.





I liked that much better. I chose to do a border in a golden yellow since many ceremonial flags have a gold fringe and the primary colors make me happy.



When it came time to do the back of the quilt, I didn't want just a solid color or print. I have been wanting to try out piecing with jelly rolls and I saw this great pattern on pinterest. I had red, white, and blue fabric in equal portions, so I went back to the graph paper and made a plan.



I put it together without any pinning, so it's a bit wonky.  Cheesy




Definitely not wide enough and I ran out of fabric. I ordered a custom print from Spoonflower without getting swatches first...big mistake. Roll Eyes The color was nothing like the preview and didn't match what I already had.  Cry  Off to the fabric store...luckily, they had some new fabrics and I found one I liked even better.




I free-motion quilted it with an echoed star pattern. 80% of the way through quilting, my machine started acting up in desperate need of a good oiling...oops. Thought I had the problem solved, finished up, only to find that the tension had gotten screwed up for a small section of quilting and needed restitching.  Tongue Re-stitched it, that's why some of the stitching really stands out in the pictures...I'll pick out the bad stitches later. My little boy was pretty happy when I handed it to him this morning, all finished.  Cheesy



Thanks for looking!

 99 
 on: February 19, 2018 08:11:19 AM 
Started by blupaisan - Last post by blupaisan
These were created in the past month for the ongoing ATC swap...
Tree of life, sharpie marker on canvas (from an old tote bag) with floss embellishments


pencil rendition of a month old baby, I erased the intimate bit so I could post freely


I simply cannot stay away from humor so chose this scene for a camping theme


Dogs in hats was this theme... my first time painting in watercolor without the penandink outline. I was pretty nervous but it came out ok


theme for this last one was altered famous painting. I grew up knowing many Norman Rockwell models, including the girl in this pic. Rockwell had a home in my home town and that was pretty cool. I have been yearning to do a paintbynumber for several years for some reason so chose to alter things this way.


thanks for looking!!






 100 
 on: February 19, 2018 08:09:03 AM 
Started by calluna - Last post by kittykill
GAH! I got these awhile ago and forgot to post pics. SORRRYYYY! These candlesticks are perfect for my backyard paradise. I can not wait for warm weather so I can display them.

Thank you secret Santa!


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