Feb. 15th, 2012

[identity profile] lindapendant.livejournal.com
I saw this idea somewhere around the blogosphere and put together one of my own. I would link up and give credit to the person who thought it up but I've lost track of where I tripped over it. See it here. )
[identity profile] ilea.livejournal.com
Hey check it out guys... I'm at LJ's community summit and look who I met!


Frank the goat!!!

I think frank needs something crafty around his neck.....

How to...?

Feb. 15th, 2012 10:48 am
[identity profile] cygnet7.livejournal.com
I have several watches I want to dismantle for parts to use in steampunk jewelry. I have looked for opening slots etc. and have not found anything. Any suggestions on how to open them up, short of a hammer??? Help!

Edited to add:  Just returned from a little buy-gold shop that also does watch/clock repair.  earthkat got it exactly right. The guy took a box-cutter and popped them all open. He was very bemused about it for some reason. *grin*
Thanks to everyone for all the help!
[identity profile] ilea.livejournal.com
Hey guys. I'm at the LJ offices and they haven't received any pillowcases.

LJ will overnight them if they have to so the deadline to get them here has been extended a bit to the 28th of feb.

So if you want to help make some sick kids beds awesome go here pick a pattern and make one!
[identity profile] ilea.livejournal.com
Hey guys... I set the craftgrrl fb up wrong. It's supposed to be a page rather than a group. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craftgrrl/110736009051107

^new hotness
Go over there and like/post to that page and i'll be closing the group one down in a week or so.
[identity profile] flutterbychild.livejournal.com
Below the cut is my variation on the Stacked Eyelet Cowl that I am knitting for my mom for her birthday. 

Read more... )

Thanks so much for your help!
 
[identity profile] taillow.livejournal.com
I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant with my second child (and on bed rest right now-UGH). I wanted to make a quilt for the new baby (Ramona) and one for my 3 year old son Marshall to be able to share with his new baby sister. Thankfully, I just finished up the second quilt this weekend before being ordered on bed rest for the next three weeks on Monday!

The first one I made was the Marshall quilt. I wanted to try a chevron pattern, since I came across so many of those on pinterest while searching for quilt ideas. I really love the look of them, but couldn't find an exact pattern to go by. I ended up figuring out the process myself and making it up as I went along. I'm very pleased with it!
photos here )

Ramona's quilt is much smaller, more of a newborn/receiving blanket size that's perfect for tucking into a car seat or draping around us while breastfeeding. I went with a very basic patchwork in pinks, reds, corals, and greys:
more photos here )

All photos link back to either my personal flickr or the companion flickr group to my community [livejournal.com profile] sewalong. There are many more photos there, if you'd like a detailed description of how I made either of the quilts. [livejournal.com profile] sewalong also contains detailed tutorials of my process and a supply list, if anyone is interested. This is in no way intended to be a way of trolling for new members, by the way! I just want to share the projects, if anyone is interested in trying them. My tutorials are all public, so you don't have to join to see them.

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