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crochet: Starknuts June Challenge


Meet Crookshanks.

Yesterday, the Harry Potter knit & crochet community starknuts posted a new challenge for June.  I loved the idea so much, I, ehem, am done.

What?! I had a spare hour and just the right yarn so…

Crook is made with Nimoe’s Miuku The Cat pattern and Yarn Bee Cameo yarn and has a DMC scarf.

He’s a clever kitteh, but is also a very brave Gryffindor.

I added a join, ch 1 at the end of each round, which I found easiest to work with because of the fuzz factor.

Add it to your ravelry queue



His scarf has stripes (and gave me a cramp in my right hand…)



Bottlebrush tail and slightly cocky ears.  Love him!

Meeting some of the family…

Tiny Crookshanks
Crookshanks with Merlin, who kept knocking the poor wee thing over.

Tiny Crookshanks
Crookshanks, being embraced by Button, diva from birth and always a fabulous cat.

A HUGE thanks to my lovely daughter, for her creative input.

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo.  Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

Paper Piecing: Beedle The Bard

I’m proud to announce the Beedle The Bard Paper Piecing Design Challenge that will be taking place from today, May 20 until June 23, 2009 on my Livejournal Community, hp_paperpiecing.

Go read all about it and see the FANTASTIC prizes!

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I hope to see you there!

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A Personal Update and Some Challenges

Wow, can it really be so long since I last posted?  I’m somewhat ashamed to realize how long it’s been since a new craft or pattern has graced the sewhooked blog.

I have been having a lot of Real Life lately, which I will be talking about here fairly soon.

In the meantime, I’d like to pimp two craft challenges, both for LiveJournal groups that I moderate or help moderate.

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Twilight Crafts Challenge #5

There are new tutorials and a new paper pieced pattern in the works.  Until then, I remain yours craftily,

Challenge: Winner!

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Thank you so much to everyone that participated in the first ever Friends of sewhooked Challenge!  We had a handful of entries, and I appreciated each and every one!

The only requirement was to make any craft or pattern from sewhooked or the sewhooked blog and then post a photo either on the Friends of sewhooked flickr group or on the sewhooked_talk Livejournal community.    I also accepted emailed challenge entries.
The winner was chosen at random.  Thanks to my friend Cat for indulging me by choosing a number without any idea what I was up to. 😉

Without further ado, our winner!  ferraras on flickr!

Twilight Cullen Stenciled Sweater

ferraras stenciled the back of a black jacket with the Cullen Crest Stencil

A big congrats to ferrars, who will receive a hardback copy of Scrap Basket Crafts: Over 50 Quick and Easy Projects to Make from Fabric Scraps.

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Happy crafting!

Friends of Sewhooked Challenge

If you know me, then you know I like contests, challenges and drawings. I have a drawing every month on my Livejournal group, hp_paperpiecing, with a Challenge thrown in whenever I can manage it.

It’s about time the love is spread to the rest of my crafty universe!  I’m proud to announce the first ever Friends of sewhooked challenge!

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If you’re a Friend of sewhooked (which equates to a friend of Jennifer!), all you have to do to participate is to post a photo of something you’ve made from Sewhooked to the Friends of sewhooked flickr pool by Monday, February 16, 2009, 10 am, CST (U.S.).

Follow any pattern or tutorial and then share your photos…that’s it! I’ll draw a name from the pool and notify the winner via pm or email. Please, no cross-posting entries for the hp_paperiecing challenge.   I know you won’t, but I had to say it…just in case!

The winner’s craft will be features on the Sewhooked and that person will receive a hardback copy of Scrap Basket Crafts: Over 50 Quick and Easy Projects to Make from Fabric Scraps.

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If this works out, I’ll have another drawing in the future. Fun, fun, fun!