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1  Tealight Swans in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by zenzizenzizenzic on: April 28, 2012 07:51:16 AM



These swans were inspired by a pair I saw in an antique shop. I took a photo of the antique ones on my mobile phone but didnít use them as reference when I was making them in my pottery class (forgot to bring phone with me) so they have turned out in more of my own style than if I had looked at the photo.







They started out as pinch pots and are all made in one piece from earthenware clay. After the first firing I dipped them in white and used underglaze paints for the details before glazing. I havenít tried them out with tealight candles in yet but that is my main idea for their use, in the darker months at least. A lady in my class suggested growing little plants in them or mini flower arrangements (I canít quite remember which).

The orginals: not the best photo, taken on a phone and stretching over chairs in front.


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2  Simple Small Bag in Crochet: Completed Projects by zenzizenzizenzic on: April 28, 2012 06:43:23 AM
Iím new to crochet but have been a knitter for many years and I have to admit I am enjoying learning crochet a lot more than I thought I would.





The bag is about 8x5 inches, I used just double crochet (UK) stitch and yarn leftover from another knitting project. I didnít line it because I used a hook one size smaller than recommended to create a denser fabric. I wasnít too sure of the thinness of the strap to start with but Iím getting used to it now.

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3  Halterneck waistcoat thingy from ties in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by zenzizenzizenzic on: September 05, 2008 05:57:36 AM
My Grandmother gave me a whole load of my Granddadís old ties when she saw a bag I had made from old ties... I had been thinking of the idea of making a waistcoat type thing from ties for a while so I've finally gotten round to it now. After making it the thought occurred to me that my Granddad only bought pure silk ties.. and maybe it isnít the best idea to make an item of clothing from them. I am really hoping it comes out okay in a gentle hand wash when I do wash it. Oh and it took six ties to make.

*Thank you all for the dry clean only advice which I will adhere to. I tend not to think quite enough about careful care required things and just go for the quick easy option then regret it.








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4  knitted tie in Knitting: Completed Projects by zenzizenzizenzic on: August 08, 2008 07:22:57 AM
Iíve made a few of these for divers people, but only have photos of two. From Pretty in Punk, but slightly altered I made it a bit longer, skipped the crochet edging and donít think I used the same gauge and needle size. It's very lightly hand felted, which I haven't tried before and found it quite hard to find wool that wasn't treated to be machine washable.







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5  Leaverís dance/prom dress, 2nd in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by zenzizenzizenzic on: July 04, 2008 06:15:07 AM
After making this dress for a friend (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248756.0), her friend also wanted one so here it is..


Her sketch of her design.


My sister took this photo and wanted to take the credit for it. The bow has wire in it.




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6  Socks.. my first pair in Knitting: Completed Projects by zenzizenzizenzic on: June 28, 2008 08:14:56 AM

Having had a go at knitting gloves in the round I thought I might as well try socks. I knitted them in different shades of the wool because I get bored easily when knitting two or more identical things (still havenít gotten round to the second glove two years later). Plus I figured I could give them to someone I know who never wears a matching pair of socks. They took just over five hours each.








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7  Leaversí dance/prom dress for a friend in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by zenzizenzizenzic on: May 29, 2008 10:17:09 AM
From this drawing..




to this dress.






The photographs make it look rather wider and generally a bit bigger at the bodice than it actually is for some reason. Now Iíve finished the dress, a friend of the friend now wants one too which Iím currently working on.


*Thought I'd just add the little bag I made from left over fabric to go with it. Sorry for bad quality pictures.





It has a removable handle because she wasn't sure if she wanted a handle on it.

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