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21  Re: Loving my wheel in Spinning: Completed Projects by vampedangel14 on: January 31, 2013 08:10:34 AM
I wove up the singles of the green mix and then made a monster from the fabric. it is for my nephew who turned two last week but his party is this Saturday.


100_0741 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr
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22  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by vampedangel14 on: January 31, 2013 07:38:41 AM
I've already made Resident Evil, Silent Hill 3, and Twilight shadowboxes.  and I love HP, so I need to make that one too, but I'm stuck!!!  I'm trying to figure out how to make a table out of stuff I have.  I can make a center-balanced table, but I need a regular style table.  like a kitchen table.  I have 6 bottles made up with different things in them (salt, "powdered unicorn horn", unfinished polyjuice potion, etc.), a crystal ball, floo powder...stuff to put on a table.  now I just need a table.  lol.  well, at least half of a table.  Wink

Do you have any empty thread spools? you can paint one and then use cardboard from a cereal box or something to use as the top of the table if you want it bigger. how about matchboxes?
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Last night I wove up some fabric with some of the yarn I spun and then used it to make my nephew a monster for his birthday. I posted it many places on Ravelry this morning so you may see it around there if you have a Rav account.  He can be turned around so he has crazy hair too. Cheesy

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23  Loving my wheel in Spinning: Completed Projects by vampedangel14 on: January 29, 2013 06:58:31 AM
I started spinning with a drop spindle and really enjoyed it, but I wanted a wheel so I would have both hands to work with the fiber and better control. I asked for money for Christmas so I could buy a wheel, and I got a MerlinTree Road Bug. It is small and affordable and just what I was looking for. MT is up the road from me three hours so I took a road trip and went to pick up the wheel directly from them. It was a nice drive through Vermont to get there and we stopped at a nice pizza place in the back of a country store for lunch before heading home.

I immediately started playing with it when I got home (it was already assembled) but did not get any really spinning done that night. The next day I went at it again and finally got the hang of it. My first yarn came out like my first spindle yarn; very thick and thin. I bought a niddy noddy so I could measure and the first skein came out to just 40 yards. I don't have a scale yet so can't weigh anything. 100% Merino top. I love this fiber. It is so soft and easy to spin.


While that first one was drying, I started my second one. This time it came out much more even but still had thick and thin spots. Plying helped even it out a bit, but I am very happy with how it turned out. The first yarn is on the top and the second is on the bottom so you can see the difference.


My next yarns I decided to spin some of the new fiber I got over the weekend. It is still 100% Merino top but this is superwash (which I actually didn't realize it until I was going to spin it and was reading what the bag said). I did not notice any difference in spinning it at all.  This yarn came out even better and again is more even though not perfect. This one is 207 yards.


The one I did next I decided to leave as singles instead of plying it. It is thick and thin with the intentions of weaving with it. this one is 212 yards.


I still have some of that purple fiber left (which is what I bought when I first picked up my spindle!), but I went right through the 8.5oz of that green/yellow/blue mix in one day because I couldn't stop spinning! I have more fiber to play with and I'm very excited to get to it. I already have a project planned for the thick and thin green mix, but not sure about the others just yet.

I need to buy myself a jumbo flyer and bobbins. I'm filling up what I have so fast I can't keep up! Cheesy
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24  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by vampedangel14 on: January 29, 2013 05:26:38 AM
I have more yarn finished! Yeah, I'm counting each one as a project since they take awhile to do. It took me two hours just to ply!  In order of finished;

Another purple one but this one is much better (the one on the bottom). The top one was only 40 yards, but the second was 120 yards.


I then switched to a different color. Still 100% Merino but this one is superwash. The one on the left is two ply and 207 yards and the one on the right is thick and thin single for weaving, 212 yards.



I have my loom warped and ready to use that thick and thin. I'm making my nephew a monster for his birthday. It was last week but his party is on Saturday. I've never made one before but always wanted to. I'm hoping it turns out okay.
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25  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by vampedangel14 on: January 08, 2013 08:32:40 PM
Wow, what fun and amazing projects everyone is doing and it is only the second week of January! I myself have two to start my list off with.

I bought my very first spinning wheel on Saturday, so my first project of the year was to learn how to use it. it took a few hours to get going so I am counting it!

The second would be my first wheel spun yarn! This is also my very first time plying, but I won't count that separately. I do still need to set the twist, but I'm too excited and happy with it to wait to show it off.

This is thick and thin as I still need to get used to the wheel, but it still came out pretty and super soft. It is 100% Merino.

100_0614 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr
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26  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by vampedangel14 on: December 08, 2012 01:17:28 PM
The other week I finally finished the baby blanket I have been working off and on since this summer. It's not too big, measures about 18.5in across. My first time crocheting a flat circle. A bit wavy but I'm happy with how it turned out.

100_0385 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

This is a knit headband/earwarmer done in the Organ Pipes pattern.

100_0383 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

Just updated my list and I have a sad 14 projects. I am currently working on knitting my first pair of socks. Hopefully will have those added to my list soon.
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27  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by vampedangel14 on: November 05, 2012 07:07:16 PM
Okay, here we go! Everything from stash except for the wooden pegs and the Koolaid.

These are the two I made for my aunt. I really like how the ghost came out but I didn't know what else to do for Frankie.

100_0137 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

Mini books and bookshelf. The bookshelf is not finished. I'll be adding more things to it but I don't have anything to use from stash.

100_0197 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

All of the books are blank inside except for one. I did random painting on the pages. Here's a glimpse...

100_0165 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr


100_0202 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

The last mini book I made and my favorite. Was playing around with some things. I glued paper flowers to the base of the book then covered in aluminum tape, did some texturing, then did a red paint wash over it to give it color.

100_0204 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

And my first attempt at dying yarn. I used Koolaid.

100_0254 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr
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28  Clothespin dolls! in Halloween Decor and Parties by vampedangel14 on: October 15, 2012 07:17:42 AM
I wanted to try and make some of these, and so I did. These are my first attempts but I really like how they came out. They are made using old fashion wooden clothespins. You can find them and the stands and heads at Michaels and probably other craft stores as well.


100_0089 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr


100_0076 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr


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100_0091 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

Very fun to make. I already have ideas for more, and my aunt asked me to make her some as well!
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29  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by vampedangel14 on: October 14, 2012 04:29:55 PM
This is what I've done this weekend. After browsing lots of pictures of clothespin and peg dolls, I wanted to try and make my own. Here are two that I have done, plus a coffin for the vampire and a base that I am still working on.


100_0072 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr
Yes, he can fit in the coffin!


100_0085 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

I am also trying simple peg dolls. These two are not finished yet.

100_0083 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

They are so very fun to make! While waiting for paint to dry, I was organizing my craft supplies. So overall, I had a very crafty weekend!
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30  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by vampedangel14 on: October 04, 2012 09:37:22 AM
I have not posted in here in a long time (and I still need to update my list!) but I have been working on things. I just finished spinning up this yarn over the weekend. I still have more of the roving so started doing another spindle worth to try plying with. Done on a drop spindle. Button is 1" size to show yarn thickness. I have no idea how much yarn is here.



So much better than my first attempt which was ultra thick (barely spun) to super thin (almost breaking). This yarn is pretty even with only a few thin spots. Finally getting the hang of it. Yay.
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