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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / First attempt at nuno felting 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
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Little Suitcase on: December 15, 2009 06:23:28 AM
These are adorable! I love the little rectangular one.

I second a tutorial, pretty please?  Wink
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Affordable Web Design company or designers? on: November 29, 2009 09:49:18 AM
If you want to go the custom route, my friend Brooke is a great designer, total craftinista, and has very affordable prices. Check her out at http://www.rightleftstudio.com.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: newborn flower hat on: November 29, 2009 09:35:29 AM
How cute is that? I love it!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: WHAT THE....?!?!?! w/pics & pattern link on: November 15, 2009 07:52:03 PM
OMG - perfect! I love curlers but hate sleeping in them. This solves that problem!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Gail and Storm Cloud Shawlette on: November 15, 2009 07:49:50 PM
I love both of these! I especially love the shawlette. I have some vintage fingering weight yarn in my stash that would be perfect for this project. Thanks for sharing!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Pee Wee Herman contact paper stencil and link to tutorial on: October 08, 2009 06:40:49 PM
Thanks guys!  Smiley

@smittenheart That is so funny. LOL
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Pee Wee Herman contact paper stencil and link to tutorial 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
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday, August 28, 2009 on: August 29, 2009 02:10:43 PM
These yarns are gorgeous! I'm a newbie spinner, so Fiber Friday is my inspiration. Smiley
Lisa
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Dissidia/FFX - Tidus and Yuna on: August 25, 2009 07:02:54 PM
I think they are absolutely adorable, and it's your client's loss. Great job!
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