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About leesespieces

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  • Birthday 04/12/1987

A Few Things About Me

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  • Short bio
    i'm a preschool teacher and an avid crocheter!!
  • Location
    South Jersey
  • Hobbies
    crochet, knitting, polymer clay, sewing
  • Occupation
    preschool teacher!
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    amigurumis, purses, other accessories
  • Crocheting since...
    since the summer of 2006
  1. leesespieces

    amigurumi owl!

    http://lisalovesyarn.blogspot.com/2010/12/owl-amigurumi-for-kim.html here is an owl i made while i had time off for christmas!! it's for my friend kim who loves owls. i'm going to surprise her with it tomorrow =)
  2. http://lisalovesyarn.blogspot.com/2010/12/owl-amigurumi-for-kim.html here is a new pattern i whipped up while i was off for christmas!! my friend kim LOVES owls so i wanted to surprise her with one. enjoy!!
  3. he looks so cuddly!!! he's really cute =)
  4. leesespieces

    my squirrel

    i love his face!!!! he looks so happy!!! you did a really good job, he looks awesome!!
  5. I recently came across a folder on my computer of pictures of things I crocheted a few years ago and I got soo excited LOL. The attached image is a giant cupcake I made up as I went along (I was going through a cupcake obsession phase). I used very thick yarn... I want to say it was Caron Simply Soft Thick or something like that. I basically made a circle for the base and made the walls of the cupcake by doing under-the-post double crochets and then just decreased to make the top and added a shell stitch to it. It's probably about a foot wide and a foot tall and it now sits on my mantel!!
  6. I had these patterns up for sale a few years ago but ended up abandoning the whole thing. I managed to find the patterns still on my computer and decided to put them up for free. Enjoy!! http://lisalovesyarn.blogspot.com
  7. Hi guys, it's been quite a while since I've posted... probably almost 3 years!! I've been busy finishing school but now that I'm about 3 weeks from having my bachelor's degree I couldn't wait any longer. I've resurrected my old blog and put some patterns that I attempted to sell a while back up for FREE. I want to get back in the game!! Enjoy!! http://lisalovesyarn.blogspot.com
  8. those posts had some great ideas, thanks!! yeah, i live with two boys who know their way around a toolbox, and my boyfriend is a nerd, the two construction boys just basically REDID my hallway a few weeks ago, so they're inspiring me LOL. this used to be my grandfather's house before he passed away last december, and it needs a LOT of fixing up, so what better time to do the i-am-woman-hear-me-roar and learn how to do it? lol =)
  9. i got ambitious yesterday and finally ripped up the awful old carpet in my boyfriend's and my bedroom yesterday, so now we have a pretty wood floor, and i have to hurry up and finish this crochet rug i'd started about a month ago cuz he doesn't like stepping on the floor LOL. it's one of those 3 strand stash busting rugs, 'cept i had so many different shades of cream and brown that it looks like i planned it lol. anyway, my original question, i've heard that puffy fabric paint on the bottom of slippers will give them grip, can i do that to this rug or is there something better i could do to keep it from slipping?
  10. for some reason i remember the last time i felted a long strap on a purse, it didn't shrink nearly as much as i had wanted it to. this time i want a strap that's going to be about 18 inches long, and if i went with the shrinking by a third rule, i'd have to make it like 27 inches long. should i do that?? or does it for some reason not shrink as much as usual?
  11. oh my dear... it is not about the money... it's about the fact that you're using your time constructively and not DEstructively, like you would be if you were to just smoke or drink or eat or just lay on the couch watching movies. instead, you're working towards something, a beautiful something that you can either cherish forever or cherish forever the fact that someone else is cherishing it forever. AND you're destressing yourself, which is infinitely good for your health and overall feeling good. who can put a price on that? =)
  12. just figured i'd warn everyone, i whipped up a bowl in double crochet out of one skein of this yarn today and WOW. just one 15 minute spin through the washer and it shrunk to 1/3 of its original size. i didn't get to take pics though. =( i also made a bowl with the patons SWS and that shrunk about half, which is what everyone usually says. the caron felt it yarn felts really pretty with the colors in it but it shrinks like CRAZY!
  13. i made a bag in all single crochet once and i remember it shrunk way more horizontally than it did vertically. i just felted a bowl i made with double crochets and patons SWS (which might make a difference too because i've heard it shrinks a lot more), and it seems to have remained pretty equal in proportions, it just shrunk to about half its size after one run in the washer. i want to devise a crochet felted pattern for this purse: and i'm thinking that if double crochet makes it shrink more evenly, that would make this ULTIMATELY easier. am i right???? anyone have any ideas on the pattern too???
  14. thats gorgeous, and it looks so snuggly =) what stitch is that?
  15. that is adorable!!! i think that's my favorite FBB i've seen!!
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