Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Miscellaneous Crafts I Have Made

This is a cross-stitch I made for myself. I am a fan of the TSA and commercial flying, so this was something I knew I needed to make.

(Photo compliments of Dorkgrl26)
I did this acrylic painting of "Imposter", which was a t-shirt I own from Woot!, for Dorkgrl26.

This is an acrylic that I made for my ex's birthday. He was a big Jim Henson/Muppet fan.

(Photo compliments of Dorkgrl26)
I made these silhouettes for Dorkgrl26 of her husband (then boyfriend) and her. It took a lot of work to make it a surprise. I had to find 2 separate photos of her and her husband around facebook. Do you know how hard it is to get side view photos of people on facebook?

(Photo compliments of GatorWrangler)
This is a set of items about Walt Disney World I made for GatorWrangler. Shown is a board for her to display her Disney Pins. It is a cork board painted with each theme park icon. There is also marble magnets painted with mickey heads and some that spell "Disney" in WDW font. And last is a painted door hanger themed to Tower of Terror.

(Photo compliments of CamOovas)
I made a stone chip tree of life pendant for CamOovas.

I cross-stitched this pin for myself.

This is an example of many of the magnetic bookmarks I have made. I have one for myself, but the rest are usually placed in geocaches.

This was my first embroidery that I made for SlyFox as a thank you. It is mostly backstitch.

These are some marble magnets I sold on etsy when I had a store for a short time. The design came from typewriter key paper I had.

A small example of the many lip balms and labels I have made. So far flavors have been bubble gum, cherry berry, and peppermint. Family and friends have received these as well as klg_jlg and  bananaleg.

This was a pillow set I made for my ex and I. We lived 2 states away after college and this was a way to feel closer to him. Ignore the Dawn dish soap spot. It came off once I washed these.

A glass bead necklace I made for no one in particular.

These are silhouettes I made for my parent's 25th Anniversary. It is of them, my brother and I. I asked them if I could take "mug shots" in order to get the photos. It worked, they had no idea what I was up to.

I spent my 21st birthday at Epcot. Given this it was only fitting to make a tshirt in Disney script. That was the year that they were giving park admission to guests on their birthday. I already had tickets, so they gave me the value of a day ticket in the form of a gift card (then valued $79). Ignore the bridges, I filled them in after the photo.

This is a linoprint I made called "of the moon"

Some "Handmade by:" tag I made for heath_face.

A coptic stitch paint chip mini notebook for heath_face.

An example of the many logbooks I make with weathered sticks and paint chips for letterboxing.

A homemade (using #6 clear plastic) shrinky-dink tag I made for my Maltese nephew, Jack, for xmas.

Heart-shaped crayons I made for my niece for xmas.

Peppermint lipbalms I made for my brother and sister-in-law for xmas. I had to create the peppermint design using MS Paint.

A birthday card I made for my sister in law. To make the candles I used embroidery floss dipped in modpodge to stiffen them. Then I wrapped them in scraps of paper that were used in the wedding scrapbook I gave her 5 years before then. The actual card is two pieces of thin cardboard that is used in the middle of fat quarters, and then bound by tied embroidery thread.

On top are examples of my geocaching signature items which are marble magnets. The middle ones are also marble magnets. Some I kept, some my mom kept, and the rest were given as gifts. On bottom are a couple of lotion bars from a batch I made. I gave some to my brother and sister-in-law for xmas.

These are my wooden nickels I make for geocaching. I buy wooden blanks and then carve my own stamps to make these.

These are a mini version of wooden nickels I use for caches that are too small for a regular size one (like pill bottles and film canisters). I also carve the stamps for these. The image on the left is the logo.

These are mustache pint glasses I made for my brother for xmas. They are chemically etched.

Sew Sew Sew

Just sharing some of my sewing projects...

(Photo compliments of  heath_face)
I made this crochet hook roll without a pattern for heath_face. It is heavily based on one I had received from ccswch.

I made these heart pocket heat packs without a pattern for texscrapper.

These felt s'mores were also made for texscrapper without a pattern.

(Photo compliments of Lady Pistola)
This is a set of heating pads I made for Lady Pistola. The smaller ones are pocket versions. A while before that I made a heat pack for tonistagg that had a slipcover in this same fabric.

This was a taggie I made without a pattern for my niece that I presented at the baby shower.

This bib was made for the same niece, also presented at the baby shower. The bib pattern came from One Yard Wonders.

And again, this sock monkey was made for the same niece and presented at the baby shower.

This is a sock monkey I made for babalina58.

I made this tea holder without a patter for my mom to replace the ziplock bag she would carry around in her purse.

This dead leaf pillow was made without a pattern for CamOovas. I made one for my sister-in-law upon request.

This Capri Sun coin pouch was made for Dorkgrl26.

This is a felt sleeve I made for those daily med packs that Wal-Mart gives.

This is a coaster I made without a pattern for my bedside.

I am a geocacher. I made these felt sushi without a pattern to be Travel Bugs (trackable items the travel from geocache to geocache/geocacher to geocacher). The shrimp version is named "Mochi Mochi" and the California Roll is named "Ni Hao". They were in a race to Asia. Mochi Mochi made it first to Asia and made it to Taiwan. Ni Hao is currently in California.

This felt fortune cookie is also a Travel Bug I made. I named it "O-mikuji". His goal is to have the geocacher that handles him write a fortune for the next person. The fortune before them is meant for them.

This is a jewelry roll I made without a pattern for my sister-in-law.

Yarny Goodness

Just figured I would share some of the yarn projects I have done...

This wool was died with Kool-aid. I received a kit in a craft swap from InstantKarma. It is an easy process, though I am unsure of how the "dye" holds up.

This is a crocheted amigurumi of Dizzy from Animal Crossing. I made for Girlwithapurl without a pattern. Animal Crossing is a game on GameCube, Gameboy Advance, and Wii. It is highly recommended.

(Photo compliments of heath_face)
This crocheted polar bear was made for heath_face without a pattern. She promptly named him Iceburg. I hosted heath_face's penguin named Icebox three times. One of the times I sent him home I sent along this polar bear.

(photo compliments of Dorkgrl26)
These crochet slippers were made for Dorkgrl26. I had also made a set for writer_crafter a while later. I thoroughly enjoy the pattern as it is fit to the wearer. It has instructions like "keep going until it is the length of your foot".

This was a crocheted makeup bag and cotton crocheted face cleansing pads I made for my sister-in-law. I also made the lip balms and labels on them.

Bottom Roots
This is a crocheted terrarium I made for AlternaWidget without a pattern. 

I made this tiny crocheted elephant for CamOovas. It is cute, but man is it hard to crochet worsted weight yarn with a...B hook was it? Yeah, probably never again.

I created this thermostat cozy for a Craftster Challenge about creating cozies for things that do not need them. I called it "Geothermal 2.0"

(Photo compliments of QuiltersBlock)

These crocheted bookmarks were made for QuiltersBlock, Homerof2, thedreamer, and itchyfingers. Unfortunately because of the pearl beads, three of the four pictured on the bottom went missing. I recrafted one of them, came up with my own patten (top photo) to replace another, and did a paper craft for another one.

I made these mini crocheted flower pins for myself.

This crochet handle market bag was made for heath_face.

This crocheted strap market bag was made for my sister-in-law for xmas.

This is a yarn bomb I did for International Yarn Bombing Day '11. Ironically the sign is missing, but the yarn bomb is still there as of 4/17/13!

Top of Beanie
This was my first real knitting project. I guess I am daring for using DPNs (double pointed needles) for my first knitting project huh? It was a great project to start knitting.

This knit bat was my second knitting project. I have made 2 actually. One for me, one for a friend's grandson's birthday. I plan on making more, including one to give to my niece alone with a Bats at the Beach book. This pattern can be found at moshimoshiland.

This cable knit bracelet was made for heath_face made from the yarn that was given to me in a package by elociNNicole.

These knit fruits were made for miknessevie. They were a nice quicker project, though I am still a slow knitter.

These knit sheep were made for my sister-in-law's cousin. They are made of partially spun wool roving. The "loop" stitch that was used for these sheep were a slow process, but worth it in the end.

I made this knit puppy for my niece. She was unborn at the time and I presented it at the baby shower. My niece is going to be 2 years old next month.

This is a knit lamb I made to enter for a fair. I have not yet entered it. I love how it is a wonderful example of stitches and techniques. It includes stockinette stitch, 1x1 ribbing, moss stitch (like the seed stitch, but 2 stitches high), reverse stockinette stitch, short rows, picking up stitches on the side, cables, working in the round, and seaming. It is probably the most diverse project I have ever seen when it comes to techniques. I hope the judges notice. I think I may make another for my nephew that is due at the end of August. I do have a bear from this same series that I am working on,  though I only have a few rows so far.

This was my 3rd knitting project. It is a Fair Isle Scandinavian Mitten. This is the traditional shape of a Scandinavian mitten. This was my first fair isle (method of color change) project. I still have yet to make the second mitten.