Wednesday, June 29, 2011

newest crafts.

Ok so these are my first 'outside the square' crochet things I have done. I really enjoyed making them. The sheep all went to a friend at work, Tom, and the one each for the girls. I also made one more that is not shown to another friend. Then I had lucas pick something out for him. I make the rest of the TMNT at a later time. But I though I would add the patters here that used for others to use too.





head Rnd 1: 8 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: inc every other (12 sc)
Rnd 3: inc every other (18 sc)
Rnd 4: inc every third (24 sc)
Rnd 5: inc every third (32 sc)
Rnd 6: inc every fourth (40 sc)
Rnds 7-12: Sc around (40 sc)
Rnd 13: dec every fourth (32 sc)
Rnd 14: dec every third (24 sc)
Rnd 15: dec every third (18 sc)
Rnd 16: dec every second (12 sc)
Rnd 17: dec every second (8 sc)

Mask:
Rnd 1: sc a long chain, long enough that you’ll be able to tie it together in the back, then crochet about an inch more. I think this was a chain of 40 or so on mine.
Rnd 2/3: sc back and around 2x

Body, Arms, and Legs
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a magic ring (Start ring with a long lead so that you can use this to sew the head and arms to the body.
Rnd 2: Sc around (
Rnd 3: Inc every other (12)
Rnd 4: Sc around (12)
Rnd 5: Sc around (12)
Rnd 6: Inc every 3rd (16)
Rnd 7: Sc around (16)
Rnd 8: Sc around (16)
Rnd 9: Sc around (16)
Rnd 10: Inc every 4th (20)
Rnd 11: Sc around (20)
Rnd 12: Sc around (20)
Rnd 13: Dec every 4th (16)
Rnd 14: Dec every 3rd (12)

Shell:
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: Inc in every sc (16)
Rnd 3: Inc every other (23)
Rnd 4: sc around (23)
Rnd 5: Dec in every other (16)
Rnd 6: Dec in every till you can’t anymore





Head: Rnd 1: 7 sc in a ring (7)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (14)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* around (21)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* around (28)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around (35)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st* around (42)
Rnd 7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st* around (49)
Rnd 8-10: sc in each st around (49)
Rnd 11: *dec, sc in each of next 5 st* around (42)
Rnd 12: *dec, sc in each of next 4 st* around (35)
Rnd 13: *dec, sc in each of next 3 st* around (28)
Rnd 14: *dec, sc in each of next 2 st* around (21)
Rnd 15: *dec, sc in next st* around (14)

Body Rnd 1: 7 sc in a ring (7)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (14)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* around (21)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* around (28)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around (35)
Rnd 6-9: sc in each st around (35)
Rnd 10: *dec, sc in each of next 3 st* around (28)
Rnd 11-13: sc in each st around (28)
Rnd 14: *dec, sc in each of next 2 st* around (21)
Rnd 15-17: sc in each st around (21)
Rnd 18: *dec, sc in each of next st* around (14)
Rnd 19: sc in each st around (14)

Arms and Foot Rnd 1: 7 sc in a ring (7)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (14)
Rnd 3-8: sc in each st around (14)
Rnd 9: *dec, sc in each of next st* around (9)
Rnd 10-12: sc in each st around (9)
(Make 4 pieces)

Ears Rnd 1: 7 sc in a ring (7)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (14)
Rnd 3-9: sc in each st around (14)
(Make 2 pieces)

Face (Rnd 1: 7 sc in a ring (7)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (14)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* around (21)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* around (28)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around (35)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st* around (42)
Rnd 7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st* around (49)

Assembly:
- Sew the eyes and nose on the face
- Stuff the head
- Sew the face on the head
- Stuff just enough fiberfill into the tummy, leave the neck, we don't need any filling here, this is how we make it look "sleepy"
- Stuff just a little to the arms and foot, leave the opening free of filling
- Do not stuff the ears, sew them to the head
- Sew all the arms and foot on the body
- and Finally, attach the head to the body

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

first post. old things

So since I am all for arts and crafts, I though it was time to share my crafts with the world. So to start, I thought I would start out with a few that are older.

this was the first oil painting I did in over 10 years. I think it turned out very good. =)

two skirts I made about a years ago. both from left over fabic from other projects and old clothes.

this was one of my first watercolor paintings. Just simple bamboo and it says zen.
And this was one of my first really good shots with my Nikon and a little help from photoshop. =)