Working On Any Projects Today?

Discussion in 'Hobbies & Crafts' started by Diana Kristof, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    We are getting my Darth Vader Supreme costume ready. Only 2 months/a week until "Showtime"! Got this costume a few months ago, when it was on sale. It's as close to being the Darth Vader costume that was used in the movie as can be. Of course, at the same time, a costume this "realistic" cost. Chest Box and belt lights up and all armor is injected plastic. Wife done some sewing on her Female Storm Trooper outfit, but she has to see how it still fits. May have to get her a size bigger. One thing for sure, Vader can't be without a Storm Trooper by him. (LOL).
     
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  2. Honey Gee

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    Working on a latch hook project at the moment A prowling tiger.

    I find it relaxes me. If I only do a few lines a day it seems to focus my mind.
     
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    I could never get the hang of the latch hook. Maybe you can share a photo of your progress @Honey Gee.

    I've been re-organizing the carriage house, again. I have before and after photos later.
     
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    I used to do latch hook back in the day, one of the few crafts that I can actually do, although, I think I have kind of forgotten how now. I made a few projects back in the day though. Well, I have like a huge collection of wine corks that I want to use to make something, as there are a number of crafts you can make with them, but I am not sure I ever will, in fact, right now, I just have so many things I should be doing, that it is kind of last on the list.
     
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  5. Frank Sanoica

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    OK, what is latch-hook? Some type of crocheting? My Grandma on my dad's side was always crocheting something, as was my own Mother, when I let her alone long enough, which certainly could not have been often. I remember my Grandma's fingertips as looking crooked, to my way of thinking, and wondering how she could so delicately manipulate that thin thread. Little did I know then, one of her crochet hooks I would modify the tip of, hammering it flat, like a tiny spade, the only shape & size tool I could imagine to use to force cotton under the corner of my ingrown toenail at 15. All attempts at cure by the foot doctor failed. But, he had told me of the cotton cure, but didn't explain how. Within weeks, I understood how this would work, and after suffering nearly a year, with monthly visits to the Dr., I resolved it. That's the crochet-hook story.
    Frank
     
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  6. Honey Gee

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    Hi Frank Latch Hooking is rug making. I will try and post a picture
     
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  7. Honey Gee

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    Aagh still a novice at picture posting will read up how to post x
     
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  8. Honey Gee

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    [​IMG]

    Hope this works
     
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  9. Ken Anderson

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    Click "Upload a File."
    Choose the file that you want to upload.
    Once the file has uploaded, decide whether you want to display a thumbnail or full image.
    That should do it.

    Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop it into the post field, then choose whether to display a thumbnail or full image.
     
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  10. Honey Gee

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    Hi Ken thanks. I tried using photobucket and posting url. I will have a couple of practices x
     
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  11. Ken Anderson

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    That's a third way. If you upload it to Photobucket, you can click the icon above the post field, between the smiley icon and the film icon, that portrays a landscape (picture). When you click that, a box will pop up where you can post the URL to the photo on Photobucket.
     
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  12. Honey Gee

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    Made three for the grandkids. My first attempt

    10202670985516341.jpg
     
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  13. Frank Sanoica

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    @Honey Gee. I like :). You are a natural at latch hooking.
     
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    Thank you Frank
     
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    Thank you Von
     
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    That's pretty. I like the color combination. Did you come up with the pattern yourself, or what that a kit? I can remember trying latch hook when I was younger. I did enjoy it, but my guy at the time really took to it, so I let him finish it off. I don't recall how the edges are done, is there a standard way to bind off the edges?
     
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  18. Chrissy Cross

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    What is latch hooking? Is it difficult? I also have all the questions Diane asked.

    Is that a rug? How big is it? How long did it take?

    I could see making a 49ers one for one grandson...

    Many questions for @Honey Gee.
     
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  19. Honey Gee

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    Hi Chrissy that was my first ever. It is very easy and made of threads of wool. It comes in kit form and you just follow a pattern.. I had never latch hooked before and found it quite easy to do.

    The size is about 24" x 36"

    If you have Hobbycraft shops they sell them there or on line.

    Attached is another one I completed. 10202670985476340.jpg
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to check it out.

    Hmmmm...maybe I'll see if they have a dachshund one. I'd make that for myself as practice.
     
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  21. Honey Gee

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    It's enjoyable to do. There are people that can copy a picture for you that you can make a rug out of say a pet.
     
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    Cool...thanks.
     
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  23. Honey Gee

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    Pet picture I meant. Not the pet ha ha x
     
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  24. Chrissy Cross

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    Lolololol....you couldn't even make a toupee out of the little bit of hair Pickles has. :)


    Thanks for the laugh though. :)
     
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  25. Diane Lane

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    I've heard of people using pet hair to make garments and afghans. Obviously they use the discarded hair. Shannon sheds a lot, and I could get a brushful two or three times a day if I wanted. It's not my thing, but I did sort of wish i'd saved some after I lost my last one. I know that's not what you were talking about, but your post reminded me that I'd heard of it being done.
     
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