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1  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: August 23, 2014 05:39:02 PM
oh in the spirit of getting things done...

First of all, I AM NOT the "creepy" doll lady we read about in California....but, I was left with some of those dolls, and yes, I do think most of them are creepy....but, in all fairness, I think it is their clothes that give them the creep power...

so, my mission is to take the three I have (my mom loved them for some reason...), and dress them in Renaissance clothing.  I love RenFaire but do not have the stamina to make a full sized costume...here are the BEFORE pictures...look for the AFTER, hopefully, by Christmas! Grin

I am thinking a lovely green velvet gown...

A gold gown with pearl bodice.

Not sure if this was a icky boy or girl clown (hate clowns)...so I cut the hair shorter to make it look like a boy so I can dress him up in a nice vest and pants....
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2  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: August 23, 2014 05:27:00 PM
aww Happy Anniversary, bunny!  Nice cards!

artsycandice--looks like a great scrappy quilt...is that the D9P? (Disappearing 9 path--a favorite and great for any beginners as well!)

Can't wait to see your miniature bears!

I was going to give this scarf away but I liked it so much I am keeping it and making something else... Grin

You can read more here
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3  Vintage Lotus Pattern Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by alwaysinmyroom on: August 23, 2014 05:21:48 PM
I was looking for a sort of Queen Anne's Lace pattern when I came across this pattern in my search.  Of course, I can't find the printed out pattern that I used right now, but it had instructions and a chart.  The chart was very helpful because I sort of got lost in the instructions.  I also believe there are little video clips in the instructions to help you.

I love this scarf!  I tried making it with a lighter weight yarn, but the leaves kept flopping...and the pattern gets lost easily with fluffy or variegated yarns.  The yarn I used is a washable worsted wool in a tonal colorway.  I can't wait for colder weather to wear it.

It is about six feet long so that it can cascade down the front to show off the lotus leaves.

Closeup to show the open lace pattern.

It went pretty fast but you do have to pay attention to where you are making the joins...goofed up several times until I got used to the pattern.

Thanks for looking!
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4  Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2014 in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: August 18, 2014 07:47:10 AM
Oh how fun!

I made this last year .  It was super easy since it was from an original cuckoo clock from 1958.  I still have a few more "animals" that could be turned into fake trophies!

I might join you in this fun "swap".
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5  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: August 14, 2014 09:06:40 AM
I can't post some of the completed projects, but this one I can:

A fabric journal page for the organizer of the swap.  Used up most of the shibori dyed fabric as the background and back.

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6  Re: Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap RD 3 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by alwaysinmyroom on: August 14, 2014 08:51:24 AM
Ok, wasn't sure where to post this, but since it relates to this swap, decided this is the place...

I made this for a swapper...hmmmm....wonder who gets this? Grin

I had to use up the last piece of hand dyed shibori fabric since I have a few batches ready to use! Grin
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7  Re: The Carnivorous Plant Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by alwaysinmyroom on: August 14, 2014 06:16:03 AM
Looks like I am the first to receive!  My partner was rockingbearranch!

First of all, the package was all wrapped in pink duct tape and there was a little happy Audrey in the corner!  I made sure to cut that away safely so I can hang it on my bulletin board!  I love Audrey!

There was a tin (bonus! it had Elvis images on it!) filled with goodies:

Venus Fly trap wall hanging or optional mug rug! Since I love the water, she made an underwater version of one--how imaginative! I am hanging it on my wall next to my other fiber art piece:

Next, Mrs. Creepy Flowerface! ha ha that was what the teaser page was all about!  She eats feathers so I was glad to have received a bag of some to feed her!  Wink Cheesy

A small journal that I love!  I carry this size in my purse so that when inspiration hits, I can take notes or draw!  Nicely embroidered with a Venus flytrap!  After I am done with the journal, it comes apart and can be put into a hoopla!

Finally, some hand drawn tags.  They are done with antique pigments..over 50 years old. I would be interested to know how you have these--what's the story!

Oh..and she include some Angora fleece (yay! someday I will learn to felt, but for now, I just take it out and play with it...) and the feathers (pet chickens, not food chickens!)...

Thank you for an interesting mix of items...I have plans for those tags! Grin
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8  Re: hat a-long 14 in 2014 in Knitalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: August 12, 2014 10:17:46 AM
Bee Stitch "baby" hat

I found this hat on the KnitPicks website.  It was modeled by the most adorable baby.  I had the exact same yarn in my stash, so I decided to try it.

I love the texture, but the hat is way too big even for a child...it fits me!  I would have to start with 10 or 15 less cast ons to fit a baby.

Also, I love the bee stitch, but when it came time to do the decreases, it was way to easy to miss a loop so I was dropping a lot of stitches.  I found this pattern to be difficult to fix if you dropped the stitches.  I finally gave up after frogging the top section at least 4 times!  I switched over to a simple stockinette top.

I doubt that I would make this again, even though I have yarn for at least six more...I am going to find another baby hat pattern.
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9  Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2014 in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: August 10, 2014 01:01:58 PM
I received my Whimsical Shrine from my partner! Cheesy

It is just what I needed during this very difficult time.  She knew that I collect Madonnas. I just think they are lovely and powerful images. So, from her collection of Madonnas, she made me this:

The shrine is a cardboard box covered with paper and embellished with gold baby ric-rac.  The base and top are from an old deconstructed chandelier.
I am told that everything was in her stash: the glittery dollar store frame, the beads, the tiny roses...the birthday candles...and see that tiny picture?  It is a stamp!

On the back, there is an ATC holder glued on so that you can put in whatever prayer or affirmation you need.

Can you believe this is her first shrine?  I am sure the rest of the Madonnas are going to be getting their own shrines soon! Grin
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10  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: August 10, 2014 12:50:34 PM
oh thanks!  My mouth is watering now for cake!  I assume the sugar for the icing is the confectioners sugar we have or 10x.

ok...a few finished items: 

Halloweenish Socks for a friend

Bee Stitch hat...it is suppose to be baby size but it actually fits me; tried it on all of the kids and it is way too big...I even used the exact same yarn, so no idea what happened...oh well...I am sure someone will wear it! Grin

And, a shrine for the Fake Craftalong!

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