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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Tree, ok, well, Stump House! on: April 06, 2008 07:51:26 PM
How cute! I would have killed for this as a little kid.
2  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / american apparel knockoff skirt (image plesantly plump) on: April 06, 2008 07:29:34 PM
So I wear a v-neck t-shirt (usually the cheapie men's Hanes) almost every day. I love wearing high-waisted skirts with them, so I was quite excited when I saw this skirt on the American Apparel website: http://store.americanapparel.net/rsa7300.html#i. Alas, $34 is an awful lot of money for five pieces of fabric sewed together (whether by well-paid US workers or otherwise), so I set out to make my own out of $1/yard Walmart fabric, keeping in mind that my sole sewing skills are those picked up in 7th grade fabrics.

Results (sorry about the picture quality, my wavy Ikea mirror is pretty much useless, and the timer on my camera doesn't work):




I'll probably end up wearing this with those black heels and this black shrug:


I'm going to find some solid knit fabric soon, and next time I'll actually cut in straight lines and do proper seam allowances--I'm a lot more willing to spend $2 on fabric and an hour of my time than $34!!!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jack's Beanstalk Blanket on: January 09, 2008 07:07:44 PM
so pretty! and i love that it's not in the obvious pastel baby colors.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Excitement from start to finish! (Well, mostly at the finish) on: January 09, 2008 07:04:54 PM
i love the colors you used! and it's a really nice size--i hate purses that can't hold everything.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: jiffy muffin box to pencil caddy/box/thing! on: January 09, 2008 06:58:29 PM
hee, thanks! it stays closed just fine, though I'm considering adding velcro or something just in case.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / jiffy muffin box to pencil caddy/box/thing! on: January 07, 2008 02:42:15 PM
It looks like an ordinary muffin box...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10215747@N03/2176474388/

But hidden inside...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10215747@N03/2175682581/
All my writing utensils for school! (and some Playdoh, because senior year can be a little boring)

I didn't do an especially neat job with the taping (I used tons of clear packing tape and a strip of purple duct tape on the inside), and the size of the box isn't perfect (a little too small, so most pens only fit in diagonally), but I still think it's kind of cute!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: someone's been making too many hats... on: December 28, 2007 02:17:14 PM
the puffy orange hat pattern is here (someone already got the link, but here it is again):
http://jessicasuzanne.com/craftypants/2007/09/13/pretty-puffs-slouchy-hat-with-pattern/
and the blue one with the flower is here:
http://www.yarncat.com/MFH-Claire.html

the others I just made up as I went along--crocheting a circle until it seemed big enough and decreasing until it fit around my head.

Happy hat making!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / someone's been making too many hats... on: December 25, 2007 05:40:19 PM
Since Thanksgiving or so I've knit and crocheted about a dozen hats. I have no explanation. Here are a few:

Salt and Pepper beret
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10215747@N03/2125204143/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10215747@N03/2098869003/in/photostream/
My best friend I were salt and pepper shakers for halloween. I crocheted us both hats for the occasion.

Green/pink shiny beret
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10215747@N03/2096861232/
The aforementioned best friend picked out the yarn for Christmas and I whipped this up in an hour or so.

Blue/grey beret
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10215747@N03/2101634641/
Turned out kind of homely, but it's a good grocery run sort of hat.

Orange puff beret
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10215747@N03/2121181121/
from a free pattern online--can't remember the exact name. I kept this for myself and knit up a pair of matching mittens with the extra yarn.

Blue cap
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10215747@N03/2096295950/in/set-72157603232356709/
another free pattern--Claire something. This turned out super cute, though a little small on me. It was for a friend anyway.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yellow Submarine Shower Curtain on: December 25, 2007 05:22:45 PM
AHHHH!!! i love this!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Peasant style dress with lace ruffle on: September 04, 2007 03:05:12 PM
Adorable! The fabric looks perfectly girly and cute on her, and perfectly girly and appropriate on you.
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