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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: creatures on my head (warning: extreme cuteness content) on: June 06, 2008 07:27:56 PM
I absolutely adore that hat!  I'm totally inspired to make something similar though I wouldn't know where to start.  Did you base it off existing patterns?
22  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Construction Question- Making Beach Ball with Pockets on: April 14, 2008 12:47:05 PM
I've seen the Easter egg project with the pocket.  I think that works because it's cotton, but I'm using velvet, which has more a tendency to do what it wants rather than folding nicely.  Thanks for the suggestion!
23  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Construction Question- Making Beach Ball with Pockets on: April 14, 2008 10:01:11 AM


I need a bit of advice in constructing this ball.  This is a photoshopped image of what it's supposed to look like.  It's a sort of beach ball shape, but it's small, about 5" high.  It has 12 hidden pockets, 2 in each seam of the ball where little toys are placed.  The buttons are attached to the toys (and the toys are attached to the pocket so that they don't actually come out) to help pull the toys out.  It's meant to be a surprise what's getting pulled out, which is why there are pockets and why everything has to be symmetrical. 

I've been using patterns for beach balls, and the patterns works out just fine, but I'm having technical problems with the pockets. The ball doesn't hold its shape because of the openings-- it can't hold the structure, plus the pockets get in the way of each other on the inside of the ball so that they bend and do funny things, making it hard to pull the toys out.  The ball will be made out of velvet in the end. Right now, the pockets are cotton, but I suppose that they need to be a thinner material (maybe nylon)-- maybe that will help with that issue...?

I've thought of putting boning near the seams, but that's complicated.  I don't think interfacing would help.  I've been thinking about making the pockets into tubes that connect to the other side.  Maybe that will give it more structure?

If anyone can think of any possible solutions, I'd appreciate it greatly.  I can't seem to wrap my head around this problem!  Thanks all!
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First 2 projects of '08! on: February 27, 2008 10:19:51 AM
Where is the beret pattern from?  I'd love to make one.  I did some searching through Craftster and the rest of the web and couldn't find any hints... Thanks!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tree Gloves for my sister on: January 23, 2007 08:46:36 PM
I absolutely love them and want them!  Did you make the pattern (or else) where did you get it?
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Inspired by Anthropologie and Free People scarves.... on: January 18, 2007 09:04:00 PM
I'm making one of these.  It's official.  Your scarf is so beautiful!  The wrapped thread detail is absolutely perfect!
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Reverse pattern lookup? on: January 13, 2007 08:39:10 PM
I can't help you out with finding a pattern but I could suggest that you make your own based on the dress.  It shouldn't be too hard for the dress but the bolero might be a little tricky.  All you really have to do is figure out what connects to what and how many pieces there are. 

Take something like tissue paper (hey, that's what patterns are anyway), trace where the seams are on the tissue paper.  Measure 5/8" or so for a seam allowance all around.  It's certainly going to take a bit of brain power, but if you're familiar with sewing patterns already, you probably know some basics of how things go together.

That's the most basic description of what to do, but I'm hoping you get what I'm saying!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cleaves!!! on: January 10, 2007 09:25:46 PM
Ahh! I love it!  I've wanted to make this for so long but still don't have the patience to make more than a hat or a scarf.  It looks absolutely beautiful (and I really like your tattoos.  what are they exactly? wings?).
29  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Zebra Storage Box on: January 10, 2007 11:04:27 AM
Hey all.  This is the first time I'm actually sharing a project I made.  I made this yesterday out of some old cotton zebra I had kicking around for years, one of those wooden storage boxes from IKEA, some black acrylic, and these weird little plastic hearts that I've had for years.  I'm so glad that I finally mod podged this box.  I've been trying to do that for well.. years.





Let me know what you think.  I was thinking about adding some 3" wide red lace ribbon to it and maybe lining the inside of the boxes in felt.
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Clothes for my best friend on: January 09, 2007 09:48:37 AM
Thanks for the link.  I ended up on that page after searching around for infinity dresses but I didn't realize that it would work so well in cotton.  I'm going to have to make one of these!
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