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11  Re: thomas the train apron! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by LadyLeitzen on: December 23, 2010 11:39:56 AM
i think he likes it.

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12  fuzzy square pom-pom hat! in Crochet: Completed Projects by LadyLeitzen on: December 23, 2010 11:35:52 AM
i had some leftover fuzzy yarn that i was never going to use for myself, so i made a hat for my friend's daughter for christmas, worked longways then folded in half and sewn together.

i like how the yarn made a semi-plaid pattern


and because she's so cute, here she is:


thanks for looking!
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13  wooden sunburst clock and DOCTOR WHO! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LadyLeitzen on: December 15, 2010 10:40:07 PM
i just finished up (with my hubby) two more christmas presents tonight, and he knocked out another one while i was working, so, only one (and two halves, of different projects) left.

anywho, i found this awesome wooden tray at a thrift store for three bucks, but i thought it would make a pretty neato clock for my sister-in-law's newly redecorated bathroom. the hubby put in the clock guts and stuff, i just helped on this one.


^ i promise the numbers are straight, he's just holding it at an odd angle

and here's the one i worked on, with all the doctors! well, except #12. i put in my brother-in-law for #12


stupid phone camera. i got some really cool pictures of the doctors, and i put the tardis in the middle!

we're running both the clocks tonight to make sure they keep time ok.
i hope they enjoy their presents!
thanks for looking
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14  not the traditional ruffle scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by LadyLeitzen on: December 13, 2010 10:40:26 PM
hey all, i just wanted to show you guys a crochet adaptation of a knit pattern called "just enough ruffles" (on ravelry). i adore the pattern, but with the christmas crunch didn't want to attempt to learn to knit it when i could do a crochet adaptation just as easily.

so here it is - in wool of the andes bulky (colorway spumoni).


the scarf is worked longways, decreasing a couple stitches on each end until it's about 9 or ten rows wide. then fasten off, sc2 in each stitch (going all the way down to the points) for three rows, then sc in each for the last ruffle row.



thanks for looking!
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15  Five Spice Hat from Interweave in Crochet: Completed Projects by LadyLeitzen on: December 13, 2010 10:33:50 PM
i think i'm in love with slip stitch crochet. i also love that this hat is made out of super bulky yarn, so it only took me a couple hours!!

it's for my niece for christmas, but i think i'll definitely be making one for myself.


as a pattern, i thought it was pretty easy to follow, but it had three major drawbacks.
one: there's an error in the pattern. round 15 instructs you to (slst 7, then slst2tog) 6 times, which assumes you have 54 stitches to work from (7 + 2 for decreasing). problem is, the hat is only 48 stitches. so, to fix this, don't do any decreases in round 15 but continue back loop slip stitching, then follow on from round 16 as directed.
two: it's really difficult to get gauge if you have a tendency to crochet tight, or short. if that's you, try to configure a way to up the size or add rows.
three: be familiar with slip stitch techniques, specifically front loop, back loop, and slip stitch decreases, because the pattern doesn't explain them.

i added the earflaps myself.


thanks for looking!
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16  Re: 2010 What is everyone planning to make for Christmas? in Winter Holidays by LadyLeitzen on: December 13, 2010 10:22:29 PM
another three, ready to go! (the apron, earflap hat and the ruffle scarf!)

red - started
green - finished

hubby - tunisian crochet space invaders scarf

mom - purchased jacket
dad - purchased bbq toys and homemade bbq sauce

brother - rams shopping bag and homemade bbq sauce

beth - beaded crochet scarf


grandma - beaded crochet shawl
cousin - cupcake apron


mom - knit basketweave scarf

dad - crochet cable scarf
mandy - quilted tea towel

mike - homemade bbq sauce
niece - chunky yarn slip stitch hat

other niece and nephew - purchased sleds

nick - russian tea cakes
lizzie - knit cable cowl or necklace
valerie - ruffled crochet scarf

eric - doctor who clock
sarah - flannel smiley-toast shorts
caitlin - purchased knitting book & nice needles
aidan - purchased kitchen gadgets

kate - bazinga cross stitch

ryan - homemade bbq sauce
jen - doily shirt

brett - homemade bbq sauce
lily - square fuzzy pom pom hat


jack - thomas the train apron


i love everyone's stuff! still, back to work for me.
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17  another McCall's 6049 apron in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by LadyLeitzen on: December 04, 2010 02:29:19 PM
thomas was a practice apron, this one was from the same pattern, but a different apron option. i left the ruffles off the top, but otherwise left it pretty much the same.

this one's for my little cousin who was my flower girl for our wedding. my parents got her a "princess" cookbook and my brother and his wife got her a crown cookie cutter and a flower cookie cutter.



here's a close up of the ruffles and trim - i don't have a ruffle foot or anything on my sewing machine so i had to pin the darn things, like, every centimeter.



and the same ties that pull through the neck for adjustability, with cutie little flower buttons



thanks for looking, i hope she likes it!
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18  Re: 2010 What is everyone planning to make for Christmas? in Winter Holidays by LadyLeitzen on: November 30, 2010 09:37:27 PM
two more down - the quilted tea towels and the thomas the train apron!

red - started
green - finished

hubby - tunisian crochet space invaders scarf

mom - purchased jacket
dad - purchased bbq toys and homemade bbq sauce

brother - rams shopping bag and homemade bbq sauce

beth - beaded crochet scarf


grandma - beaded crochet shawl
cousin - cupcake apron

mom - knit basketweave scarf

dad - crochet cable scarf
mandy - quilted tea towel

mike - homemade bbq sauce
niece - chunky yarn slip stitch hat
other niece and nephew - purchased sleds
nick - russian tea cakes
lizzie - knit cable cowl or necklace
valerie - ruffled crochet scarf
eric - doctor who clock
sarah - flannel smiley-toast shorts
caitlin - purchased knitting book & nice needles
aidan - purchased kitchen gadgets

kate - bazinga cross stitch

ryan - homemade bbq sauce
jen - doily shirt

brett - homemade bbq sauce
lily - square fuzzy pom pom hat


jack - thomas the train apron


whew. looks like i have more work to do!
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19  thomas the train apron! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by LadyLeitzen on: November 30, 2010 09:29:52 PM
my friend's little boy LOVES thomas the train and helping out in the kitchen - so i made him a thomas apron! i used McCall's 6049 kid's apron pattern - i used pattern A but took the flowers and pocket off. i also subbed plain ol' ribbon for the rick rack called for.



i left the pleats on the bottom in though. i don't think they're too girly



and here's the top detail, with a nice close-up of the fabric



as a pattern, because there are three different aprons and a couple different accessories, there are a TON of pattern pieces to try and sift through. once i got past that little hurdle, the pattern was pretty well done and easy to follow.

i'll try and get action shots after christmas!!
thanks for looking!
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20  quilted tea towels in Quilting: Completed Projects by LadyLeitzen on: November 30, 2010 09:17:14 PM
i made a bunch of these types of towels last year for christmas... one had cats and tea in a brown/teal/green color scheme, one was nautical themed in blues and tans, the third (for my grandma) had rich purples and greens and grapes and wine and vine fabric, and the last was snowmen and snowflakes!!!

this was supposed to be the fifth, but i never got them finished, so my sister in law got a nice bottle of wine last year, and i finished them up this year!



and here's a close-up of some of the fabric



thanks for looking - i know it's a modest first quilting board post!
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