Crafty Thread - what are you working on at the moment?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by radio_atomica, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    How did you do that chart/pattern? I have a pretty basic thing I want to x-stitch but I know I am going to fuck up centering it :(

    It's five words and I'd like them like so;


    So I have to count and get the middle stitch then line them up, right? And there's no tricks? I just have to count those teeny things and not lose count and fuck it up? :facepalm:
     
  2. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    I know very little about cross stitch, but I think the 'i' s might mess up your centering. There's free software out there which could help.

    Be your own crochet, knitting or cross stitch pattern designer with Stitch Fiddle
     
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  3. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

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  4. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    The annual birthday cake chore is upon me again - this year, the theme is 'woodland' (last year it was my little fucking pony so some improvement). Accordingly, I have spent tedious hours manipulating Fimo into tiny hedgehogs, deer, fox, owls etc. The head fell off the deer and, naturally, the eyes (no eye deer) so superglue to the rescue. Lots of toadstools were much easier. Tomorrow is cake day so off to buy Wilton 233 icing tip for the grassy buttercream. Thank fuck for ready-made fondant and the unbeatable chiffon recipe. Promise pics if not too awful. Oh yeah, a cake-y model of the gypsy caravan too, as the (almost) finished child-size version is being trailered off to Norfolk in time for the party. Pics, I swear...the relief (and gloating) will be immense.
     
  5. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Already had a disaster with cake - one of those which need 8 egg whites and 5 egg yolks...but after counting out 5, forgot about other three whites. Resulting 'cake' edible but only suitable for carving up for toppings. Second attempt much better and just starting 3rd cake (need 2 squares to make a long oblong. This competitive parenting lark means inviting the whole class...plus the after school club plus her friends from out of school. I recall last year, son-in-law forgetting to bring the party bags (and that's another wtf!) and ended up taking 40 of them into school the following Monday. But anyway, I have no idea how many people will be expecting cake so have to assume quite a lot.
     
  6. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Cakes baked and mostly iced. Will finish icing on caravan and the 'grass' tomorrow - am bloody knackered, staggering about with a back support like a decrepit ancient.
     
  7. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    We are very much looking forward to the photos campanula !
     
  8. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    OK, Here ya go caravan, cake 020.JPG caravan, cake 024.JPG caravan, cake 024.JPG
     

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  9. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Still a bit vague on this uploading lark - sorry for repeats (again). The (No Eye Deer) with superglued eyes! Am giving all remaining Fimo to granddaughter - hope to never have to use it again. Also bought clay and plaster of paris to do handprints...something I did every year when mine were tiny. I could probably pave a path with them all.
     
  10. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    That cake is amazing campanula, but not half as amazing as the caravan!
     
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  11. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

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  12. spirals

    spirals Something uber witty here.

    That's amazing!
     
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  13. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    buttons for my bezza :)

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  14. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    Finally finished the attic 24 moorland blanket. Wonky tension at the top but you can't see it when under it so I don't care :D it's so thick and warm it's lovely :cool:
     

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  15. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    that's gorgeous :cool:
     
  16. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Really lovely aqua :) how big is it? Looks huge!
     
  17. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    About 120x170cm. I can properly snuggle under it and I'm 5'9"
     
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  18. spirals

    spirals Something uber witty here.

    That's beautiful, is it an attic24 pattern? ETA I see you say that in your post! Sorry! I'm a moron today :D
     
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  19. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    In which case, you've done it pretty quickly imo :thumbs:
     
  20. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    Yep, her moorland cal
     
  21. spirals

    spirals Something uber witty here.

    I was thinking about doing that, your beautiful blanket has made me decide I definitely want to :)
     
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  22. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    Do it do it do it. I loved doing it even if by the middle it feels a bit never ending :D
     
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  23. spirals

    spirals Something uber witty here.

    I like her new hydrangea stripe one too :)
     
  24. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    My eye is on another one of hers but I have two more projects" the go and I want one of them finished before I start anything else tbh :oops:
     
  25. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    I did the ripple a couple of years ago, and that was easy enough to do without looking, but the colour changes made it interesting enough to keep me going.
     
  26. spirals

    spirals Something uber witty here.

    Khal Drogo :)
     

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  27. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    African bunting for a local diversity festival.
    African Bunting Web.jpg
     
  28. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    Lovely vibrant patterns :)
     
  29. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Has anyone got a link/instructions for making a simple pocket like this...

    20170616_170308.jpg

    I don't even know what they're called :oops:
     
  30. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    patch pocket?
     
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