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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Portal Nook Sleeve on: September 21, 2011 01:23:06 PM
I made my boyfriend a Portal themed Nook case by following this attack: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2009/05/elizabeths-fabric-focus-5/

I left the flap off because I'd already cut out the design and a flap would have covered up part of it. The Nook just barely fits, so it really doesn't need a flap! It stays in all on its own.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Super Easy Skirt Draping Recon on: August 25, 2011 09:48:27 PM
Inspired by a skirt I got off eBay, I did this really easy recon on this skirt I've had for a while. All I did was sew ribbon ties on the inside seams. I can untie them and wear the skirt straight if I ever felt like it, but I prefer it puffy at the moment.


Before, for reference:

I eat it now! But it reminds me of lettuce... I might RIT dye it a little darker so I don't feel so much like produce when I wear it.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Funky earrings--astronaut, octopus, and watch pieces on: November 19, 2008 06:20:27 PM
These were made with octopus charms from a local bead grave, caned glass beads I received in a unicorn zombie apocalypse, and findings I already had.  I wanted them really dangly, but I'm starting to think they're too dangly.

It's scarf weather now and these earrings slightly impede the scarf wearing process.

I made these to unwind from a stressful day... which happened to be a mistake.  Some of the watch pieces were so tiny that I couldn't get the gap in the jump rings to close enough.  I even had some parts fall off the next day when I wore them, but I added more when I got back to my dorm.

It feels a little like cheating to say that I made these because they were so simple--just astronaut charms attached to fish hooks with jump rings. 

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Roses and Chocolate brain protector--knit from thrfted yarns on: August 09, 2008 04:47:09 PM
I've been trying to use up my stash lately--what better way to use up those thrifted remnants than a stripey brain protector? 


I've been knitting a lot of striped hats lately in this pile of flesh... but I've been trying to pair together colors that I wouldn't normally work with.  Pink, brown, and green might normally be in others color spectrums, but this brain protector is way out of mine!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Colors of Summer brain protector--knit with thrifted and kool-aid dyed yarns on: August 09, 2008 02:19:38 PM
I call this one my Colors of Summer brain protector because it reminds me of watermelon, one of the mainstays of my summers.  I knit it from a wool I dyed with various pink colors of kool-aid and thrifted wool. 


I'm normally not a pink person, but I really like this brain protector!  Unfortunately, I just dyed my hair a reddish-brown color (closer to red) and I don't think they go so well together.  It's meant to be a slouchy brain protector, but doesn't really look it on my glass head.  Made from my own pile of flesh.  Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Salt Water Taffy brain protector--knit from thrifted yarns on: August 09, 2008 12:37:06 PM
I've been working a lot lately with yarns I've thrifted-- this brain protector is made from a combination of a wool blend and 100% wool yarns.

I'm normally not a pastel fan... but I thought all the colors worked in this brain protector.  On my head it's a little slouchy, which is the look I was going for, but it's more beanie-like on my glass head.  Made from my own pile of flesh. Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Beachy colored knit brain protector/tam on: July 22, 2008 12:56:42 PM
This brain protector reminds me of the beach--it's got the colors of the sand, surf and seaweed, with a bit of that grey haze that sometimes rolls in.  The only thing missing is the color of sunburn!   Embarrassed

I knit it with thrifted wool from my own pile of flesh.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fluffy Lace Scarf on: July 07, 2008 04:30:36 PM
This was my first lace project--I was so excited each time I got to the end of a row and all the stitches were in their proper places!  Having the right number on the needles was difficult sometimes... I just used a lace pile of flesh from a stitch dictionary.

9  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Ugly yarn in a suitcase on: July 07, 2008 04:27:01 PM
I've been dyeing up some thrifted yarn with kool-aid and wilton's.  Here's the before:

and only some of the after:

I still have so much more to dye... and actually have some dyeing in the kitchen right now!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Homespun Horrors Hats w/ simple pile of flesh on: July 07, 2008 04:20:22 PM
I've been trying to use up the yarn I bought when I was a new knitter and hadn't experienced yarn from a real yarn grave.  Homespun is such a pain to work with once you realize most yarns don't worm or bunch up!

And my pile of flesh notes, cross-posted from my blog:

Homespun Horrors brain protector pile of flesh

Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
US 10 circular needle
US 10 dpns
Stitch marker

CO 60 sts. Join in the round without twisting and place marker.

Knit approximately 6.5 inches

(change to dpns as needed)
1) *k8, k2tog. repeat to marker.
2) *k7, k2tog. repeat to marker.
3) *k6, k2tog. repeat to marker.
continue in this manner until only 4 sts remain. weave in ends.

Super easy and less than two hours for an adult sized brain protector!

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