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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / jellyfish-dress on: October 01, 2011 06:43:43 AM
So, this is the first time I'm brave enough to show some photos of something i sew!

I used a pattern, Kwiksew 3718, very easy, and some cheap denim fabric (next time I'll spend a bit more on the fabric, it is a little bit stiff and does not really drape at all). 

I'm quite happy how it turned out, BUT it looked a bit boring, even for ME and usually I do normally wear more the plain kind of clothes.

So i decorated it with two jellyfish! I used Pebeo Setacolour Pearl, it is slightly shimmery and that is why the photos look a bit odd, my legs are not really THAT pale altho I really got hardly any sun this summer. I used freezer-paper stencils for the bigger parts and just a fine brush for the thinner tentacles. It was the first time I painted on fabric and used stencils and so on, and apart from a few little blotches it turned out not too bad I think.

here are the photos, i hope they are not too big to be posted.







Thanks for looking
Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Intuitive Hat on: September 29, 2011 06:56:26 AM
Found this lovely pattern for the Intuitive hat on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/intuitive
The pattern is very easy and fast to knit.


I love how it turned out. nice and semi-slouchy and i can forl up the brim and it is nice and not-slouchy.
used Rowan Felted Tweed DK, a bit too expensive for my taste but it feels loooooovely.
not sure now tho if I should try to block the top to make the nice pattern come out a bit more, but i think it might turn out too slouchy then ....

3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / what can I do against my chingrowns? on: September 05, 2011 01:30:09 AM
Yeah I guess I should have never laughed at my mum, crouching in front of the magnifying cosemtic mirror in front of the window to get enough daylight, armed with a pair of very sharp tweezers, hunting for hear black "beard"-hairs that grow on, around and under her chin.

Cause I am getting them too now. Well, I think I always knew that that'd eventually happen to me, but not at the tender age of 31.

So now I got to deal with them. They are not too many, not worth shaving or epilating or waxing, but there are a few, sometimes light, but more often black and quite long. Easy enough to get them with the tweezers. 

BUT and that is my problem: when they grow back, I quite often get fairly big and lumpy spots because of the hair are ingrown and get infected (not only that I am finally getting a skin that is not greasy like a teenagers anymore, now I'm getting ingrown beard-hair pimples on my chin - did I miss the perfect-skin phase between teenager and granny? Thanks for that!)

Anyone else has that problem? Anyone out there know what best to do against my chingrowns? I use a peeling twice a week, but it does not really help I feel. Sigh. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Cheers
 Kiss
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / to pleat or not to pleat! ???? on: August 12, 2011 03:49:44 AM
I really like this skirt:



but of course when I tried to order it it was sold out. So i got some fabric, because it looks quite straight forward to me to make one like this. It just seems to be box pleats and a waistband (waistband same colour as inner layer), little hem. I think I might even have a pattern for that, just need to modify a bit to use waistband instead of yoke.

Now, I was wondering about the inner layer/under skirt:
Will I have to make the pleats there as well, or shall i make it more like an A-line or trumpet shaped lining? I cannot really see it from the photo. I'm just getting a bit worried that if I make the lining pleated as well I might end up with so many layers of fabric bunching all around me.

any advice greatly appreciated

Have a nice weekend everyone

Cheers
Lizzie

 Wink
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Copper earrings and necklace on: July 07, 2011 08:23:09 AM
I like copper! Got the earrings from the book 101 Wire Earrings and adjusted a necklace from The Complete Guide To Wire Beaded Jewlery to match the earrings.


copper bracelet and earrings by ilikeewoks, on Flickr


copper bracelet and earrings by ilikeewoks, on Flickr

Thanks for looking
  Kiss
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Wire Wrapped Bracelet on: June 20, 2011 12:59:51 PM
This is my first try in wire-wrapping. Great tutorial on etsy, with step-by-step pictures (I hope I'm allowed to post the link here, I'm only telling where I got the tute, not promoting anybody's etsy-shop). I'm not too good yet with wire-jewellery, so there are a few ends and wirepieces sticking out. Smart me made knots right in the back of the stone so that the back of my hand and wrist is now quite scratched scratched - yes I'll need to practise that, haha!
Also I think I might have been a bit generous with the sulfur to oxidise it.

Anyway, I enjoyed making it and (after putting resindrops onto the scratchiest bits) to wear it.
Smiley
 



Thanks for looking, C&C greatly appreciated.
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Cross stitch: light or dark Aida? on: April 09, 2011 11:39:56 AM
Hiya everyone,

I have a question and hope you could help me. I got a pic from Halo that I'd love to make as a cross stitch picture. I used the free KG-Chart software to transform it into a stitch pattern (150x120 sts, planning to do it on 16ct Aida, probably 2 threads). The preview the program gave for the finished pic is this:



- I'm quite excited really, hehe -

But I was now wondering if I should take light or dark Aida? I know that dark background makes it quite difficult to find the wholes, but I wouldn't mind. Not in a hurry. It is just cause there is a lot of dark as well as light in the picture.
Also, whatever i go for, would 2 threads of floss be enough on 16ct Aida to cover the background?

I'm grateful for any advice  Kiss

Cheers

Liz

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Moss Agate Wrap Bracelet on: January 19, 2011 03:21:53 AM
This is my first topic Smiley

I really like those beaded leather wrap bracelets. I've read somewhere on the net tho that they are so last year already, but it seems as if this trend has not come to the UK yet, unless I'm very blind and missed it.

i made one for me anyway. I used some nice dark green moss agate, round beads, 4mm with a dark brown leather, 1mm and some dark brown nylon bead thread. I love it.

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Newbie needs fabric help on: March 30, 2010 02:34:22 AM
hi Everyone,

i totally fell in love with TeenageRebelOfTheWe ek's three awesome dresses. i do have a similar pattern New Look 6643.
Now for the recommended fabric it says to use Damask, Pique, Lightweight Wool and Wool Blends, Silks and Silk Types, Crepe, Jacquards, Silk Linen, Satin, Linen and Linen Blends, Shantung.
Would cotton work as well here? it is a non-stretch pattern right?
 Huh

Thanks for the help,
Cheers
Liz
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