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21  Re: Unicorn Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Rodelphia on: April 23, 2012 05:14:14 PM
I can finally post pictures! I've been fighting with my internet connection for a couple days, but its working for now at least. Smiley I received an amazing package from HowdySailor, but its not enough for me to tell you about it. On to the pictures!

I opened my package and found this amazing Robot Unicorn Attack! tray right off the bat. I absolutely love Robot Unicorn Attack, and my tray now holds my chapstick and change when I empty my pockets after work.

Look at these amazing sparkly unicorns that came out next! My husband absolutely loves them living in the living room. Grin

Last but not least, this amazing unicorn tee which fits perfectly and I love more than any of my other tee shirts ever.  Tongue
This was an awesome swap and I had tons of fun crafting and receiving. Cheesy
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22  All Zebra all the time! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Rodelphia on: April 01, 2012 03:42:50 PM
Ok, don't laugh, but this is the first bag I've ever made that went how I planned it (mostly). Cheesy I needed a bag to keep my drop spindle and roving in when I take it with me, so I decided to make one. I made my own pattern out of newspaper and double checked with google a lot about putting it together (I've done the lining wrong SOOOO many times). Since I'm a beginner at sewing its not perfect, but I'm proud of it.  Grin


Making this was definitely a learning experience, but it was still fun.  Cheesy
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23  Hand Painted Rovings in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Rodelphia on: March 20, 2012 10:16:58 AM
Learning to dye roving has been a recent thing for me, but I love it! I've gone through almost 3 pounds of wool in just a couple days. My husband said he's happy that I found something I like to do, so we'll hope he says the same thing when theres wool hanging in the shower and he can't use it. Smiley I started out using Easter egg dyes, PAAS Neon to be specific, then I moved on to Wilton's Icing Coloring. I almost like the colors of that better, they're so bright! Picture time! Grin

first attempt at dying- PAAS Neon Egg Dye

I'm getting better! used egg dye on this one too. Citrus 2.0 ( decided to name them because they actually look nice now. Smiley )

Hand-me-down Summer- Wiltons Icing Coloring

Tie Dye- Wiltons Icing Coloring

Cotton Candy- this one is my favorite so far. Used Wiltons on this one too.
More to come soon! Thanks for looking. Smiley
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24  Re: Fiber Friday March 16, 2012 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Rodelphia on: March 18, 2012 06:30:13 AM
Here are some pictures of my first try at hand painting roving.  Grin don't think they turned out too bad for my first try. Smiley I used PAAS Neon Easter egg dye. I'm probably getting more, it worked really well and the colors are awesome.

This is the first one I did, the colors blended a little but I learned from it.

Second attempt. It turned out a little better than the first.
I'm officially addicted to dying. DYE ALL THE THINGS!  Cheesy
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25  Building Your Own PVC Wheel- Image Heavy in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Rodelphia on: March 10, 2012 02:23:56 PM
Hello to all! Recently I built my own spinning wheel out of PVC, and as of right now its the coolest thing I've ever built. Smiley I used the instructions found on www.pjsadventures.c om/DragonsKeep/personal/PVCWheel.html and when I took mine apart today to glue it together I decided to take pictures to show you how its done! Its really not hard at all, and if you don't already have one laying around, the bicycle rim will be the most expensive part of making this. I don't want to completely steal the tutorial that I used, so I'm going to direct you there for measurements and things.

Get all your pipe cut up, and make sure you mark them well. 5" and 6" pieces look very similar when they don't say what they are. Found that one out already. Tongue



I tried to make sure all the numbers pointed up so you could read them. The picture on the original site was not that good when it comes to assembling the base. The string is tied around the one end because it wouldn't stay together when I was gluing it.

This is where I am going to add extra supports to my wheel. The PVC gets a little wobbly due to the height of it, but it still works this way.

If you end up with a plastic wheel to go on the knitting needle like I did, you may want to rough it up a little bit so the string that goes around it will catch better. I just took a steak knife to mine and it works better now. lol. Cheesy If the knitting needle that was suggested doesn't spin very well in the holes you have cut, try a smaller needle. The one I'm using is a size 9. I HIGHLY SUGGEST not gluing this project until you've put all your pieces together once. That way you'll know if everything fits right before you can't undo it. Anyway, these are just things that I thought might help you guys if you were interested in building your own PVC Spinning Wheel. It works like a walking wheel, and there are some good videos one YouTube of people using them so you can get the hang of how it works. So, don't cut yourself, remember plastic epoxy is very sticky, and have fun with your new wheel!
Here are a couple small skeins that I spun up yesterday (so you know that it works) Tongue


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26  Re: Fibre Friday, March 9, 2012 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Rodelphia on: March 09, 2012 08:40:18 AM
I actually got to spin! I haven't spun anything since about two weeks before I had my daughter at the end of November. It was hard to put it down when she needed something, so it got put by the wayside. Now she can entertain herself and takes longer naps, so I'm back!
I took it upon myself to acquire a spinning wheel in whatever form I could, so off to home depot I went. PVC is my friend. I followed the plans on www.pjsadventures.c om/DragonsKeep/personal/pvcwheel.html to the best of my ability. Power tools aren't my strong suit. lol. But here she is, nasty old bike rim and all! (it needs painted. Tongue )

The wheel cost me around 20 bucks to make, and it really wasn't hard. It doesn't have a treadle, so it works like a Walking Wheel. Once you get used to it, it works like a charm. Smiley Heres my yarn contribution for the week. I call it St. Patty's Day Blues. Not quite sure what wool content it is, I'm just pulling blues and greens from my big ol' bag of dye soppers from Sheep Shed.

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27  Stash-eater Basket in Crochet: Completed Projects by Rodelphia on: March 03, 2012 07:02:50 AM
So, my husband told me I couldn't have any more yarn until I used up what was in my stash. This ultimatum probably came from the fact that there are about 4 cardboard boxes next to our couch that are full of stash and WIPs. I decided that I should make something out of my yarn stash to hold the remainder of my yarn stash (of which there is considerably less!). I present to you my stash-eater basket!
I kind-of used this pattern- http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/basket.html in the medium size, but as I got to the end of the pattern I decided it wasn't tall enough so I just kept going.
Note- no clowns were harmed in the making of this project.

The colors make me a little dizzy, but that can be attributed to 4 out of 6 strands of yarn being different forms of varigated yarn.

Here it is with the brim rolled down, thought it looked nice that way.
Sorry for the pictures, I'm stuck with my phone until I either get a better camera or a better camera phone. lol
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28  Re: Mug Rug Swap R3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Rodelphia on: February 12, 2012 10:04:47 AM
so glad you like your mug rug! i use mine every day. Smiley i got my rug from rubylynns, and its perfect! it has a pretty hand stitched rose in the corner, pretty paisley and peacocks, and the tan on the front has a neat texture.

the back has pretty pink flowers on it.

sorry about the pictures, i'm hoping that i can get a new camera soon.
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29  Re: Mug Rug Swap R3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Rodelphia on: February 02, 2012 02:19:08 PM
i got my mug rug from DeeceinMN! i love it. Smiley



sorry for the picture, i don't have the best lighting in my house. in case you can't see it, the fabric has little piggies in chef hats all over it, along with doughnuts and other yummy looking things. i love the matching napkin she made me, and you can't see it but the backing is furry blue fabric that i LOVE. its nice to pet, and it stops the rug from slipping around easily. Cheesy
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30  Re: I Heart Tea Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Rodelphia on: December 20, 2011 12:30:59 PM
This is the gift i received from stephfro23. I just had a baby girl on November 23rd, so she painted this cute onesie for her. She also sent some boxes of tea, all of which are delicious. The caramel peach with coconut is my favorite. Smiley sorry about the phone picture, my camera hates me right now, but i figured it was better than nothing!  Grin


the onesie says You're charmed, I'm sure.
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