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1  First attempt at nuno felting in Felting: Completed Projects by wickedviolet on: December 24, 2009 06:39:43 AM

It's not perfect, but it's a start! I watched a few video tutorials on YouTube before giving this a go, and I think I might be addicted now.

A few things I learned:
Nuno felting requires more wool than you may think. I've always heard that it doesn't require much wool at all, but I think that's just relative to what is required in wet felting. I had a few bare places in the piece because I didn't lay enough wool down.
Nuno felting requires patience and strong triceps, two things I don't have a lot of. I'm working on it, though!
Nuno felting shrinks. A lot. My scarf ended up a little short. On the dress form it looks okay, but it's definitely too small to wear.

I'm going to try another one soon, but with different fabric and more wool.  Wink
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2  Pee Wee Herman contact paper stencil and link to tutorial in Stenciling: Completed Projects by wickedviolet on: October 06, 2009 10:41:10 AM
I've never tried stenciling before but my one of the gals in my craft group told me about making stencils out of contact paper, so I decided to give it a shot.

Here's the stencil after I cut it out:


And here's Pee Wee in all his glory:


I posted a tutorial and sources of stencils on my blog. You can view it here:
http://www.lisaashby.com/2009/10/tutesday-pee-wee-herman-contact-paper-stencil/

Thanks for taking a peek! Smiley
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3  Bella's Fingerless Gloves (Twilight-inspired) in Knitting: Completed Projects by wickedviolet on: January 23, 2009 12:52:28 PM
I haven't seen these posted here yet, so I thought I'd share my finished version. Stitch-n-snitch posted this great pattern for fingerless gloves (http://stitchnsnitch.wordpress.com/2008/02/05/bellas-fingerless-gloves/) that are subtlely Twilight-inspired. I fell in love with them. They were a cinch to knit and are really fun to wear.

So, do you see the scar from James' bite?  Wink



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4  Fun mobius cowl in Knitting: Completed Projects by wickedviolet on: November 22, 2008 06:10:03 AM


I designed this simple pattern myself. The yarn (Nashua Sitar) was so lovely that a complicated stitch pattern just wouldn't do. It's warm, snuggly, and perfect for this coastal cold that is sweeping our beaches this weekend!





I'm hoping to post a pattern for this cowl soon on my blog, so I'll post a link here when it's done. Smiley
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5  Desk, modernized. in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by wickedviolet on: November 22, 2008 05:57:15 AM
I recently got the okay to work from home, so the family desk needed a little revamping. Here's the before:


And the modernized after with installed lighting and pretty fabric tack board:


It was a fairly easy project, although the lights were a PAIN to install. Full details and additional photos are on my blog at http://plumdearly.blogspot.com/2008/11/desk-modernized.html. Smiley
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6  Recycled note paper holder with tutorial link in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by wickedviolet on: October 10, 2008 01:29:53 PM
I hope this fits in here. It's sort of like a wallet for note paper.  Cheesy

I constantly write notes on small scraps of paper that never stay organized, so my attempt at organization by actually writing something down is lost. So, I decided to make a note paper holder. I take trashed 8.5" x 11" paper from the office, cut it into eighths, stuff it in my holder, stick it in my handbag, and it's there anytime I need it!

Tutorial here: http://plumdearly.blogspot.com/2008/10/tutorial-note-paper-holder.html

I even made printable note paper to print on one-sided paper.  Smiley







What do you think?
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7  Miss Sophia and the Fall Flower scarflette in Knitting: Completed Projects by wickedviolet on: October 20, 2007 04:10:16 PM
Miss Sophia:

Made out of 100% wool.  Unique design.

Fall flower scarflette:

Wool/scrylic blend.  Unique design.

I had a lot of fun designing and knitting these.  They'll be perfect for winter!
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8  Enchanted and Marie in Dyeing: Completed Projects by wickedviolet on: October 11, 2007 03:35:41 PM
Enchanted:


Marie (inspired by the Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette:


Love love love Marie. 
:-) Lisa
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9  Super-cute Betsey Johnson dress... help! in Designer Clothing Homage by wickedviolet on: April 27, 2006 11:05:19 AM
Alright, ladies...  I'm dying to make this incredibly adorable Betsey Johnson dress:





I've never made anything from scratch before, so I'm thinking of starting from a pattern and altering it from there.  Any ideas on how to make it?  I'm also a bit of a novice, but totally up to the challenge, so please excuse me if I ask really dumb questions.  Roll Eyes

<3 Vi
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10  Amy Butler Nappy Bag! *pics* in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by wickedviolet on: April 26, 2006 10:34:24 AM
I've been a lurker forever, and I'm finally posting one of my completed projects!  Yay!

When I make things for my friends, I try to keep their tastes in mind but tend to end up using materials I like, not necessarily something that they would like.  So, when I decided to make a diaper bag for a dear friend, I made up my mind that I would not go with anything that blatently displays my tastes - it would be entirely hers.  I hope I got it right this time...



It's a reproduction colonial print.  Cell phone pocket:



And a roomy interior!



(Yeah, I know the stitching is a little off.  Don't ever buy a Viking Prelude.  It's an expensive pain in the ass.)  Ahem...

I love Amy Butler's designs, so much so that I've made it a tradition to make her Nappy Bag for each of my friends that are having a baby.  Whoever decided a grown woman should walk around carrying a nylon Winnie the Pooh bag just because she's now a mother should be shot on the spot, don't you think?

I like how this bag turned out.  The only thing I would change would be the white stitching.  It sounded like a grand idea at the time, but I think navy stitching would have made it a bit more tailored.  Still, cute bag.  (And not in a juvenile way.)

I made one of these in a jungle theme print for another friend, and I'm thinking it's so versatile, I might make me one as a knitting bag.  Tongue

<3 Vi
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