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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Owl bag on: January 20, 2009 02:35:42 AM
I made this bag for my sister for Christmas. She has had this bag http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.34427879.jpg on her Wist for ages, but I didn't want to rip it off completely so I drew these little owls myself (then crudely machine embroidered them on) and used slightly different fabric. Also the crumpled look turned out a bit funny...but she loved it!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Manly Cabled Hat! on: January 20, 2009 02:17:48 AM
I'm also discovering the joy of knitting with chunky wool, what a time saver. I am also inspired to make something similar for my boyfriend...presents are so easy when you're crafty! Thanks!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: legwarmers! on: January 20, 2009 02:14:49 AM
They look really good on you, I'm totally going to make a pair for myself!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Little handspun bunny. on: January 20, 2009 02:02:27 AM
Soooo cute, and you mega made it! making things from scratch is so satisfying.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 34 ENTRIES / Re: Linen Furoshiki on: January 20, 2009 01:59:06 AM
Wow I love this, I would be happy to get a gift wrapped like this...two gifts in one!
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Way too bright how can i fix it!? on: November 09, 2008 02:47:27 AM
Today I dyed some wool using Landscape dyes, and it went horribly wrong! well not horribly the colour is a really nice one, but its insanely bright! I used a 10g vile of the dye (from a sample pack) and around 200 grams of fleece (I say around because I don't have any scales so I just divided the 1.2 kilo bag into 6 lots, which i figured would be good enough). The instructions say that 10g dyes 100g of fleece and since i wanted a lighter colour i thought that 200g of fleece would do nicely.
Follow this link to see how bright! http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/3015532906_edd4a2a629_m.jpg
This is my first attempt at dyeing so I really need some tips on where I went wrong (not using scales is the obvious one)...and how to fix it!
Basically I wanted to see if I could make it a more powdery blue  (I wanted to make the Treeline Striped Cardigan featured on the 'Purl Bee' http://www.purlbee.com/striped-cardigan/) without further dyeing (because I used all of the blue up). Does anyone have any tips on how to fix it during carding, like if I mixed in some white fleece would it look powdery blue or would it just look stripey?...help!
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Lookit the Booty on HER! (img hvy) on: May 16, 2008 03:17:22 AM
Wow, that looks really good. A great choice of fabrics, Ive noticed that in costume making that its hard to find fabric that will look authentic (because of the vibrancy of modern dyes) so of course you end up with a pretty dress that looks oddly wrong (even if its very pretty otherwise). The muted tones of those upholstery fabrics that you used look spot on...very pretty!
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Yarn! I has some! on: April 06, 2008 09:27:10 PM
 Shocked It's amazing, my second lot of plied yarn looked much like the first...lumpy and horrid. Its like a robot made that, so neat! Although I did hurriedly make them out of the singles I spun as a learner...still I couldn't get close to that neat, Great!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My 6 year knitting project... on: April 04, 2008 06:45:41 PM
It looks great! and I really love the idea of slowly whittling down your stash...making something that evolves over time, I love it!

I am very inspired...I occasionally rummage around in my scraps bag trying to find ones that will all go together, forlornly lamenting the waste of good wool. But I never try to knit a blanket because I only have a small amount of that one I really like and too much of that yucky brown stuff I bought when I was 18.

Now I'm just going to start knitting those squares and worry about it later!
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