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Postby locke » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:04 pm

what constitutes a nice yarn?
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Postby Luet » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:53 pm

Not rayon or acrylic.

Some ideas: mohair, angora, alpaca, silk; if she's into "green" environmental stuff, maybe organic cotton or bamboo. Just not the typical cheap stuff.
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Postby locke » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:03 pm

today is wednesday so naturally I made cookies again and took them to work. This time I put in walnuts. a shocking variation. ;)
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:43 pm

Is making cookies considered a crafty thing to do, nowadays?
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Postby Luet » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:15 pm

I've been crocheting since I was about 10. I learned when my aunt had leukemia and lost all her hair but didn't want to wear wigs - so I made her lots of hats. Over the years I've made blankets, scarves and hats but just recently decided to try some gloves. Here are two colors of fingerless gloves that I made.

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Also, I got a succulent plant called String of Tears that needed to be hung, so I crocheted a plant hanger for it:

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Postby Rei » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:44 pm

I really need to learn how to knit and crochet more than scarves or other square and rectangular items. Those are really cool!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:55 pm

Nomi, those look great; I'm a huge fan of the fingerless gloves. :)
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Postby VelvetElvis » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:57 pm

I like to crochet. I like blankets. It works up well.

(Those of you who knit or crochet will understand my weak attempt at humor)
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Postby Petra456 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:21 am

I love to crochet, but i've been working on the same blanket for almost two years now. I really have to be in the mood.

I'm getting pretty good at scarves, but my hats always look a little off.
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Postby lyons24000 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:53 am

Ever since I watched my aunt knit a couple of years ago I realized that I should learn but I haven't gotten around to it. I guess I am a semi-procrastinator. :(
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Postby Luet » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:52 pm

Just in case anyone is still interested in my earpins/earslides...I just listed some new stones in my etsy shop (there are now 19 types to pick from). If any of you guys want some, don't buy them at etsy because I will sell them to pwebbers for half price. PM me here. They would make great gifts!

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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:21 pm

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A slideshow that shows the postcards in their various stages of being made.

Basically, I:
-taped the cards together
-drew the image
-outlined with a Sharpie
-Painted
-re-outlined
-separated the cards
-addressed and wrote out messages
-glued sequins
-glued beads
-glued glitter
-taped over
-sent

It took longer than I thought it might and my body ached in some weird ways from all the sitting, standing, kneeling, etc. but it was fun. :)
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:58 pm

Alea, I am so impressed I can't even find the words.

Thanks again for sharing a piece of something so lovely with little old me.
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Postby Petra456 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:10 pm

Woo, I have a corner piece! (I have no clue why that excites me, but it does)

That is sooo cool.

It's awesome knowing I have piece of that. : )
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:54 pm

Thanks again for sharing a piece of something so lovely with little old me.
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I'm glad you guys like it. :)
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Postby Petra456 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:12 am

I thought it was going to be a Christmas tree or something, but this is much better!

I kinda want to know who has what piece.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:19 am

Hm, I didn't keep track but people started mentioning it in the Hug Thread. It was, with the exception of one, completely random and arbitrary. Sorry.
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:25 pm

Very nice Alea.

I have to admit that I was curious about the cards and was wondering if you were going to post pics of them. I can't imagine how long it took with all the beads and other things going on, but they look great.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:38 pm

Thank you, Ed. :) I made one for you (I even said as much in an LJ entry)...I just chickened out on the address bit. So it might take a while to get there. :P
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:50 am

Aww you shouldn't have wimped out on the address I would have given it.

I still will give it to you, assuming you still have it and still want to send it. Let me know through pm and aim.

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Postby Luet » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:29 pm

Crafty AND nerdy all in one! I want to make some...I was actually looking for a Boy's Surface crochet pattern but have yet to find one.

http://www.math.uchicago.edu/~mrwright/crochet/
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Postby Luet » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:40 pm

My latest fingerless gloves...I love them so much. Made with a bamboo/wool blend and sooo soft. And they have little dark red button accents!

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Postby Jayelle » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:50 am

So pretty! I love the colour.
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Postby steph » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:40 pm

This is a diaper cake I made for my sister-in-law's baby shower tomorrow.

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Sorry about the image quality. I couldn't find batteries for my camera, so I had to use my 3 year old's Fisher-Price camera. :)
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Postby Wil » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:53 pm

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My cousins kids likes to do "play shopping seller". So... for their birthday in April, we bought them that shopping cart. The broom is for the boy, as he likes to clean, and we're breaking stereotypes or something.

Anyways, my sister had another idea: We should make them aprons to kind of go with the cleaning/shopping seller theme. She picked the fabric out, and I sewed them. It is an elastic neck strap and a velcro around-the-back attachment thingie so they can easily put it on themselves. They aren't perfect, but I think they turned out pretty darn well. My father sure liked to laugh at me given that I know how to sew though. >.>

Yep. My weekend project. :)

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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:03 pm

1. That's cool, Wil. Definitely better than I could have done...but my inability to sew and complete lack of effort into learning are to blame for that.

2. I used to have an old-school version of that shopping cart; mine was yellow basket, orange base, and squared off more. Whenever we'd get home from the commissary, I'd grab it, wheel it out to the car, "load" it up, and wheel it into the kitchen.

3. Yesterday saw me visiting two craft stores, one with fabric and one without. It was a bittersweet couple of hours; I saw so much I could have fun with and yet couldn't buy. I was still pretty excited by what I saw because I later geeked out over the fabrics with someone who really couldn't see why I was so enthused by them.

Today I went through my trunk, pulled out all the ones I had bought in the past and enjoyed them all over again. I have 13 cuts, 1-2 yards each, of various colors/patterns that will be some yet-to-be-determined awesome thing one day. I might call you, Wil, if I need them to be sewn. :P
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Postby Petra456 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:25 pm

Those are cute, Wil! Reminds me of the play kitchen I use to have when I was little.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:34 am

Not sure this qualifies as a craft per se but I did make/draw it. It's not high art by any means but I don't think it came out terribly, either.:?

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Postby elfprince13 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:01 am

all my people come out looking pretty terrible.

here's my beginnings of an attempt at steam-shaping wood into bracelets.

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Postby Petra456 » Sat May 16, 2009 12:43 am

So, this is my first attempt at Lumen Printing.

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Postby shadow-petra » Sat May 16, 2009 11:22 pm

Ooohhh perdy...
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Another go with a different paper. Looks better in person than when scanned.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:19 pm

Holy hell, you know life is rough and you have it bad when you're paid to sit around and be crafty.

With the use of one pencil, one black Sharpie, 2 pieces of card stock, and glitter glue:

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Butterfly was created today, swirly was created about 3.5 weeks ago.
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Postby LilBee91 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:18 pm

I love the butterfly!

This is a latch hooking project I started years ago. I dug it up when sorting through my room and decided, since I had nothing better to do, to finish it up.
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Way back in December for my world religion class, I attempted to construct a gingerbread Dome of the Rock. It's not particularly beautiful or artistic, and it tasted terrible, but it was rock hard and survived the trip to school. I could pick the entire thing up by the bubble wand atop the dome.
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