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1  Re: Fiber Friday 9/17/2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by SewMamaLady on: September 17, 2010 06:27:04 PM
sarahj2001 - Love all of your yarns. I actually think that the greyish one with the dying "issue" is cool. It would make something good for a guy. Like some stripes in a hat or something. It would be cool for weaving too! That could be interesting to see how the colors shape up. I really love the blue though. It reminds me of candy.

Slingmomma - Love it! Kool Aid is God's invention. I never thought about how much I'd use it for stuff OTHER than drinking! lol

I have a few yarns. I can't remember if I've shared them but I don't think I have.


On the bobbin, in progress yarn: chartreuse green, soft and luscious merino fiber from WC Mercantile "The best little yarn shop in Texas!" LOL It really is GREAT fiber though. I recommend them. I'd love to visit their shop!! Who knows, since I live down here I may go visit one day. Anyhoo, I LOVE this yarn. I'm going to make mittens or fingerless gloves out of them.


Bamboo fiber from The Fiber Lady. She dyed this fiber. I bought it at the DFW Fiber Fest last year. It has tones of pinks, blues and silvery greys.



This one is a wool roving that I received from penguino in a fiber swap. It really is lovely, like berries!

and....


A medium thick wool yarn that was dyed by Craftster's Nesse. I bought it from her in STS

That is all! Wink
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2  Re: Fiber Friday! July 2, 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by SewMamaLady on: July 03, 2010 12:31:08 PM
A little late, but I have a few to share that I worked on over my offline break. I've been so excited to share them and at the end I'll link to a thread of hats I'm going to post in the crocheting board. These yarns are in balls because I've been working with them in my hats for a while. I wish I had pics of them skeined.


This is a blend of bamboo, SSS wool: some with mohair & some without, firestar (mixture of tealish green, blue and gold like a peacock) and maybe some other things I can't remember. Penguino sent me a rainbow batt in a fiber swap and it was so pretty to work with. I blended in other fibers that I had dyed or bought. I think this is one of my favorites so far. I can't decide what I'm going to do with it. I think it needs to go into another hat.


A blend of SSS wool and some brown wool I got from the lady I bought my wheel from. It's a shorter staple wool that seems coarse but isn't and drafts really well. I was able to take a small amount and draft it along with the white wool very finely. It was super fun.


SSS wool I dyed with pink Dylon dye, plied with pink sewing thread


Fiber Lady bamboo I dyed with Jacquard dyes that they now sell in Joann's. Is anyone else able to get them there now? I FREAKED out when I saw they had a huge display with every color. I haven't gotten to go back and it's been a while I hope they're still there. This bamboo yarn is purple with a blue tint. It's much more blue than the pictures shows. My little blue mats sort of drowns it out.

These are the hats I've been working on lately. I put them up in the crocheting boards: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352658.0
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3  Handspun Hats galore! in Crochet: Completed Projects by SewMamaLady on: July 03, 2010 12:29:11 PM
I went on a kick crocheting up some hats from a bunch of my handspun yarns. These are my first true complete projects that took some time from my handspun. Some of the yarn was spun on a wheel, some on a spindle. These are incredibly warm. The handspun really gives them nice thickness. They are all the same pattern, which I love. It's very easy and very repetitive, simple to memorize. On with the hats! Pattern, Divine Hat by Rheatheylia: http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=0


a blend of silver alpaca and natural color bamboo, it's shiny and warm, this one is equally warm but not as thick as the others


SSS white wool, some spun thick and thin for nice bumpy texture. I put in a little chain to size the hat because it's a little big for my head. Plus I like tying a little bow in front, it's cute. The edging and chain are done in bamboo.


This is a combination of fibers I got in swaps or from STS. There is wool, bamboo, firestar, alpaca, milk fiber, sequins and no telling what else.


Another combo of swap fibers. I know there is bamboo, wool, milk fiber, alpaca and firestar at least. The edges are bamboo.

Thanks for looking!
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4  Re: Learn to Spin. Step 2: Drafting in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by SewMamaLady on: February 05, 2010 02:16:19 AM
Tonight I drafted my fancy multicolored batt that I received from Penguino in a fiber swap.

I started with this fabulousness:



Split into halves:


Halves split into equal pieces:


Staple length (this is a pretty good length, lots of mohair):


All drafted out into two nice, long pieces:



I'm forcing myself to wait for the next lesson before I spin, like a good girl. lol Plus, I have lots of drawing homework to finish before Monday. Must treat spinning as a luxury while school is in session.
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5  Re: Learn To Spin 2010: Source your tools in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by SewMamaLady on: January 17, 2010 12:02:42 AM
I will be using my Annie May top whorl spindle that I got in STS:



Most likely, I will be using some of my Sheep Shed Studio roving. This is excellent beginner fiber! Check them out. It's been perfect for learning for me. People have debated whether or not the prices are great or not. They've been the cheapest for me to get large amounts of roving for the least amount of money, because shipping in the US is cheaper. Can't vouch for out of the country. The grab bags are just as fun (aren't always in roving form though). So roving is what we're going to want to use to learn on and as the link shows, they have whites, browns/whites and blacks/whites. Smiley Shipping has been relatively fast for me as well.

Good luck with finding your supplies and anyone feel free to PM me. I only have a bit less than a year under my belt, but I am more than willing to answer what I can or point you in the direction of someone/somewhere that you can get help from.
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6  Re: Shop The Swap 33 **Shops Only** in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by SewMamaLady on: January 01, 2010 04:26:49 PM
SewMamaLady

Located in DFW, Texas. No pets, no smoking!

OPEN

Please claim in full point increments. Thank you! Smiley


Handmade Items:


Faux Dread Extensions

All sizes can be used by all lengths of hair if you get creative! Warning: These are super goofy pictures! I'm not really your hair extension wearing girl, so these are my best Lilo faces. LOL

Pink/White Hairband (3 pt)


Several extensions sewn to a rubber band for pulling up hair into ponytails. Clip up extensions for a funky look. Extensions are felted but fluffy. If you would like them tighter, you can wet them with hot water add soap and felt to desired density. These are long and good for medium-long hair but can be used in short hair if you're feeling extra wild!

Orange/Yellow/White Extension Clip (2 pt)



These extensions have wool, bamboo and firestar. Are loosely felted. Extensions are felted but fluffy. If you would like them tighter, you can wet them with hot water add soap and felt to desired density. These are sewn to a metal clip. Can be clipped up with hair to create a funky look or worn under your hair. Good for medium to short hair.

Light Pink Extension Clip(1 pt)



Smaller extension clip made from wool with mohair. Dyed with pink lemonade koolaid. Nice for short hair. Just clip under hair, tease and go! Now has more dreads added to it for a fuller look.

All:


Learn to Spin Kit (3 pt)
Includes CD drop spindle, 1 oz of undyed wool roving and directions.

Black/Red Cameo Arm Cuff (1/2 pt)
Black w/ red fleece, sewn with decorative curvy stitch and embellished with vintage buttons. Super soft on the inside and can be adjusted to your measurements. Will Velcro closed.



Gift Tags (1/2 pt)
Sets of various colors gift tags with assorted colors of metallic thread, ribbon or twine. Prints will be assorted, as there are many colors. About 1.5" wide. Set of 25



Close up of all gift tag patterns.

Welcome Baby Garland (1/2 pt)
Pink/Cream circles sewn onto twine, perfect accent for a Welcome Home Baby party! Circles are reversible. Would be cute with a name embroidered across or decorated with buttons. My original idea was to put a package of baby item shaped buttons on it. Roughly 6 and 1/2 feet long.



Felt Hair Clips (1/2 pt)
Hair clips with butterfly, flower and cupcake felt cut outs. Hot glued to metal clips. Pick 5 clips.



Hair clip choices

Please claim with corresponding number of clip.

Supplies:

Bamboo Fiber (1 pt)
Bamboo from The Fiber Lady who is located here in TX. Very soft, shiny and lovely to spin!

1 oz. for 1 point or 4 oz. for 3 points! 4 oz. available right now.


Grey Millend Fiber (1 pt)
2 oz. of grey Sheep Shed Studio mill ends. Perfect for felting. Not in roving form, this is from a grab bag of greys that seem to be pieces of a giant batt. Dyes up well and can be carded to spin up.
4 oz. available

Small Acorn Caps (1 pt)
Small bowl of acorn caps. Caps are a small size. Penny shown for reference. Would be perfect for small felted acorns or little felted fairy people.




Christmas fabrics



Close ups of fabrics.

A. 1/2 pt
B. 1 pt
C. 1/2 pt
D. 1 pt
E. 1 pt
F. 1/2 pt
G. 1 pt
H. 1 pt

Or all fabrics for 3 points! Not sure on the yardage right now, but I will check ASAP I think they're all at least a yard. The 1 pt pieces are more like 2 or 3 yards.

Cigar Boxes (1 pt)
1 pt. per 10 boxes. Boxes are paper. They are the smaller ones. Perfect for storing supplies or altering. 1 point for all, 1/2 for 5. Let me know how many you would like.



Crafty Pink Grab Bag (1/2 pt)
Includes: Yellow Barbie watch, bit of burgundy trims, several pink & burgundy buttons, vintage bow buttons, fabric covered buttons, metal buttons for covering, faux pearls, pink sequins, paper, vintage thread, bows, ribbon flowers in a floral drawstring bag.



Pom-poms (1/2 pt)
8 1/2" x 11" envelope full of multi-colored and varying sizes of pom-poms.



Patterns (1/2 pt)

A. shower curtains

D. pillows


* Claim as Patterns A, B, C, D or E.

Set of Leaf Foam Stamps (1/4 pt)
New, unused. 3 in set.





Claims I have made:
(Total: 0 )

Claims made from me:
(Total:  )

Points:
Started with: 0
Pending: 2
Current: 0
Total: 0

Wish list:

Rovings & spinning supplies
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7  Re: Shop the Swap 32 **Discussion thread** in New Swap Theme Ideas by SewMamaLady on: November 14, 2009 10:48:34 PM
Hi ladies! I added a few things to my shop tonight. I'm working on felted cowls but they aren't quite done yet. However, I did add some extensions that I've been working on! They are wool and wool/bamboo/firestar and I have three pieces for now.



I'm quite excited about them. There is also a pink set which is shorter, good for short hairstyles. I'm open to custom orders! I'll be adding that into my shop soon.

They range from the largest set which is sewn to a hairband for 3 points. A shorter set attatched to a metal hair clip for 2 points and a small pink set attatched to a metal clip for 1 point. 

Is there any interested in anything more diverse than this? I'm VERY interested in delving into the faux dreadlock world.
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8  Re: Shop the Swap 32 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by SewMamaLady on: November 13, 2009 08:09:17 PM
Bamboo Fiber from The Fiber Lady...

Fiber sold to UntouchableFace. Thanks for the claim! You'll enjoy it!!

There is more available in my shop!
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9  Re: Shop The Swap 32***Shops Only!!** in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by SewMamaLady on: November 03, 2009 03:32:01 PM
SewMamaLady

Located in DFW, Texas. No pets, no smoking!

OPEN

Please claim in full point increments. Thank you! Smiley


Handmade Items:


Faux Dread Extensions

All sizes can be used by all lengths of hair if you get creative! Warning: These are super goofy pictures! I'm not really your hair extension wearing girl, so these are my best Lilo faces. LOL

Pink/White Hairband (3 pt)



Several extensions sewn to a rubber band for pulling up hair into ponytails. Clip up extensions for a funky look. Extensions are felted but fluffy. If you would like them tighter, you can wet them with hot water add soap and felt to desired density. These are long and good for medium-long hair but can be used in short hair if you're feeling extra wild!

Orange/Yellow/White Extension Clip (2 pt)



These extensions have wool, bamboo and firestar. Are loosely felted. Extensions are felted but fluffy. If you would like them tighter, you can wet them with hot water add soap and felt to desired density. These are sewn to a metal clip. Can be clipped up with hair to create a funky look or worn under your hair. Good for medium to short hair.

Light Pink Extension Clip(1 pt)



Smaller extension clip made from wool with mohair. Dyed with pink lemonade koolaid. Nice for short hair. Just clip under hair, tease and go! Now has more dreads added to it for a fuller look.

All:


Learn to Spin Kit (3 pt)
Includes CD drop spindle, 1 oz of undyed wool roving and directions.

Black/Red Cameo Arm Cuff (1/2 pt)
Black w/ red fleece, sewn with decorative curvy stitch and embellished with vintage buttons. Super soft on the inside and can be adjusted to your measurements. Will Velcro closed.



Gift Tags (1/2 pt)
Sets of various colors gift tags with assorted colors of metallic thread, ribbon or twine. Prints will be assorted, as there are many colors. About 1.5" wide. Set of 25



Close up of all gift tag patterns.

Welcome Baby Garland (1/2 pt)
Pink/Cream circles sewn onto twine, perfect accent for a Welcome Home Baby party! Circles are reversible. Would be cute with a name embroidered across or decorated with buttons. My original idea was to put a package of baby item shaped buttons on it. Roughly 6 and 1/2 feet long.



Felt Hair Clips (1/2 pt)
Hair clips with butterfly, flower and cupcake felt cut outs. Hot glued to metal clips. Pick 5 clips.



Hair clip choices

Please claim with corresponding number of clip.

Supplies:

Bamboo Fiber (1 pt)
Bamboo from The Fiber Lady who is located here in TX. Very soft, shiny and lovely to spin!

1 oz. for 1 point or 4 oz. for 3 points! 4 oz. available right now.


Grey Millend Fiber (1 pt)
2 oz. of grey Sheep Shed Studio mill ends. Perfect for felting. Not in roving form, this is from a grab bag of greys that seem to be pieces of a giant batt. Dyes up well and can be carded to spin up.
4 oz. available

Small Acorn Caps (1 pt)
Small bowl of acorn caps. Caps are a small size. Penny shown for reference. Would be perfect for small felted acorns or little felted fairy people.




Christmas fabrics



Close ups of fabrics.

A. 1/2 pt
B. 1 pt
C. 1/2 pt
D. 1 pt
E. 1 pt
F. 1/2 pt
G. 1 pt
H. 1 pt

Or all fabrics for 3 points! Not sure on the yardage right now, but I will check ASAP I think they're all at least a yard. The 1 pt pieces are more like 2 or 3 yards.

Cigar Boxes (1 pt)
1 pt. per 10 boxes. Boxes are paper. They are the smaller ones. Perfect for storing supplies or altering. 1 point for all, 1/2 for 5. Let me know how many you would like.



Crafty Pink Grab Bag (1/2 pt)
Includes: Yellow Barbie watch, bit of burgundy trims, several pink & burgundy buttons, vintage bow buttons, fabric covered buttons, metal buttons for covering, faux pearls, pink sequins, paper, vintage thread, bows, ribbon flowers in a floral drawstring bag.



Pom-poms (1/2 pt)
8 1/2" x 11" envelope full of multi-colored and varying sizes of pom-poms.



Patterns (1/2 pt)

A. shower curtains

D. pillows


* Claim as Patterns A, B, C, D or E.

Set of Leaf Foam Stamps (1/4 pt)
New, unused. 3 in set.





Claims I have made:
(Total: 0 )

Claims made from me:
SewMamaLady to UntouchableFace - 4 oz. Bamboo Fiber (3)
(Total: 3 )

Points:
Started with: 0
Pending: 3
Current: 0
Total: 0

Wish list:

Rovings & spinning supplies
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10  Re: Shop the Swap 32 **Discussion thread** in New Swap Theme Ideas by SewMamaLady on: October 31, 2009 07:59:32 PM
Happy Halloween ladies! How about voting for this nice girl in a "Zombie Pinup Contest"? She's a member of another forum I am on and has got lots of votes! Since we were talking zombies the other day, I thought a few of you might like to help her out.

We've been sick through Halloween. Poor AJ hit her head on a table corner and has a little black eye. So we dressed up for about an hour as a fairy (who looks beat up) and I managed to snap a few good pictures. She was so precious that a nice lady and her cute little puppy stopped to tell us how cute she was. Wink

She's planting fairy flowers with her little matching shovel here, like all good fairies do. lol
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