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131  Baby's cuddle blankie rabbit in Crochet: Completed Projects by Naantje on: July 13, 2013 02:39:36 PM
I'm going to be a godmother soon! My brother's third baby is due July 31st and naturally, I've got to spoil the little baby with handmade good, don't I? I previously hooked up a baby blanket and a little brain protector in red boucl linen yarn, and I expanded the set with a rabbit cuddle blankie. The diameter is just slightly bigger than my underarm, and I stuffed the head with a plastic bag, so it makes a crinkly sound when gripped.



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132  Crochet for the closet: coat hangers and soap sachets in Crochet: Completed Projects by Naantje on: July 13, 2013 02:07:22 PM
I'm already preparing for new year! We have a large family gathering two weeks after new year each year (over 50 people!) and every nest gives, preferably crafted, gifts to every individual/couple of the family, at a maximum budget of 3/head. (Nests are each child of my grandmother and their offspring, and the three children of my great-aunt and their partners.)

Since my grandmother passed away in may, I wanted to do something to commemorate her. We received three boxes of bars of soap (a cold war hoard!) that she had stuffed in between her clothes, bedsheets and towels to keep them smelling fresh. I proposed we make sachets for the soap, to hang them on coat hangers, and we could gift those. It would be very much in her spirit. We'll be using different techniques to make the bags, sewing, knitting, crochet and I might try my hand at weaving and knotting too. They're an ideal project for testing new stitches, I tried out the delta crochet stitch with double crochet and triple crochet (triple is better) and the knitted bag is a sampler of a k1p1-rib stitch, stockinette, seed stitch, and a checkerboard pile of flesh. I haven't knitted much so far, so doing these trial runs give me a good idea of how stitches look nd I like not having to frog my work Smiley

The coat hanger is also inspired by my gran. It really is a vintage technique and I received some of the wooden hangers from her closet. She had crochet hangers that went to my niececousin, because I can make my own Smiley









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133  Re: HP droolalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by Naantje on: July 10, 2013 01:33:27 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Soap sachets
Project Page Link (if available): to come
Brief Description:
I recently bought some variegated yarn I really liked, but I couldn't find the right project for it. I frogged four different projects before I made these soap sachets. This is another project inspired by my grandmother, as we received several boxes of soap bars (her cold war hoard!) which were always stuffed in her closets to keep clothes and sheets from getting a musky storage smell. Some soaps lost their paper wrappings, and then they will leave traces on your clothes, which isn't very good looking. It washes right out, but it kind of defeats the purpose. I let myself be inspired by the ancient greek glyph delta and used the delta stitch to make these two baggies. For the first bag, I misremembered how to do the stitch, and executed it with double crochets and two chain stitches instead of trebles and three chains, but I still like the effect. I wanted the bags to have plenty of holes to make sure the scent could spread well in the closet.

I will be gifting these bags to my family at our New Year's celebration. I will be making many more, some crochet, some sewn from the inevitable left overs of the nighties for my remembrance quilt, and probably some knit bags too, because I think these are good projects to try out some new techniques. I'll also be making some nostalgic crochet coat hangers, but I might just keep those for myself: I have too many dresses that are slipping off their plastic hangers!
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134  Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! in Craftalongs by Naantje on: July 08, 2013 03:36:13 PM
Challenge/Battle/Alert: July Textbook - Guts & Glory
Team/Ninja: Team Fantasy
Project Geekdom (if any): /
Bonus Points: /
Project Name: Soap Sachet (first)
Brief Description: This sachet was inspired by the olfactory system (i.e. your sense of smell) and turned out to be the perfect project for the variegated yarn I recently bought and frogged on three potential projects already. My gran owned boxes and boxes of soap bars (a cold war hoard!) which were spread all over her closets and cupboards, in between clothes and towels, to keep them from getting a musty smell. Some soaps are still wrapped in paper, but not all of them. For new year's I'm making a bunch of soap sachets for the bars that don't have paper anymore. I wanted to get a mesh effect, so the scent could really spread. I didn't remember the delta stitch as well as I thought though, so the holes were very much on the tiny side, but I still like the effect!
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Challenge/Battle/Alert: May Textbook - Prime Number
Team/Ninja: Team Fantasy
Project Geekdom (if any): /
Bonus Points: /
Project Name: Soap sachet (second)
Brief Description:
For my second soap sachet, I did use the delta stitch the way it should be done. Looks a lot more triangly, right? I used three prime numbers: the bag is made from three rows of double crochet, five rows of delta stitch, and two rows of single crochet.
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135  Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! in Craftalongs by Naantje on: July 03, 2013 04:29:27 AM
Challenge/Battle/Alert: June Randomizer - Zombies Ate My Brain!
Team/Ninja: Team Fantasy
Project Geekdom: /
Bonus Points: /
Project Name: Lacy sleep mask / head band
Project Page Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425139.0#axzz2XyqQm9TD
Brief Description:
The elastic of my sleep mask had totally worn out, rendering it unusable. Since I have an early train ride of three hours coming up tomorrow, and I'd like to be able to catch some sleep along the way, I had to mend it! It was a really easy thing to do: I cut off the old elastic, got out my stash of stretchy lace, cut off 55cm, stitched up the short edges together and then stitched the lace band to the mask. It really was a no-brainer! And it does double duty: I can use it as a head band too, to hide away bed head Smiley
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136  Re: HP droolalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by Naantje on: July 03, 2013 03:18:20 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Lacy sleep mask head band
Project Page Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425139
Brief Description:
I travel by train a lot, generally rather long trips. I crochet or read a lot, but if they're early or late trips, I also like to sleep. There's generally too much light on the train though, so it was a blessing to get a sleep mask from a friend three years back. Unfortunately, the elastic had totally worn out and needed replacing. Also, the color had faded quite a lot. I removed the old elastic and got out some stretchy lace from my stash and made the mask prettier and make it do double duty: it now doubles as a headband to tidy up bed head!
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137  Lacy sleep mask / head band in Completed Projects by Naantje on: July 03, 2013 02:58:40 AM
I travel a lot for my work, and on my trips to the Netherlands, I tend to take the first train of the day quite often. It's quite a long ride, so I like to spend some of that time sleeping. Same goes with airplane travel!

I received a sleep mask from a friend three years back, but the elastic had worn out and gotten too big, so I needed to mend it! I could simply add new elastic, but I decided to give it an upgrade with stretchy lace, as the red color had faded so much.

First, a finished shot, to get the miniature right:


Rather dull looking sleeping mask before


Spiced up version after!


And bonus point: it can be worn as a head band too. The mask part hides behind my long hair, and it makes bed head presentable Smiley
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138  Re: HP droolalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by Naantje on: June 29, 2013 02:57:19 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: July Detention with Snape
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Wedding ring frame
Project Page Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425030.new#new
Brief Description:
I have had the supplies for this craft for over a year already, and the idea to make this wedding ring carrier probably just under a year. I needed to finally get around to actually realising the thing, as we'll be needing it come friday the 13th of september, when we're getting married! We're having a steampunk wedding, and I wanted to have something quite a bit more interesting than the standard ringboxes or white ring pillows.

The fabric and lace come from a fashion corset I wore until the boning bent beyond repair and it became too small, the frame itself came to us through a friend when her grandmother passed away. The glass had broken, but she thought we would still be able to use it and that it would really suit our tastes. She was so right! I'm so happy to finally have made this piece Smiley
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139  Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! in Craftalongs by Naantje on: June 29, 2013 02:49:28 PM
Challenge/Battle/Alert: Battle Royale: Romance
Team/Ninja: Team Fantasy
Project Geekdom: Fantasy (it's for my steampunk, fairytale wedding!)
Bonus Points: Nerdy, Supernerdy
Project Name: Wedding ring frame
Project Page Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425030.new#new
Brief Description:
When I read that this month's battle was horror versus romance, I got just the kick I needed to finally craft the ring carrier I had been planning for our wedding for many months now. We got this little frame from a friend, the glass was broken, but she figured we would still be able to use it for something and it really fits our steampunk aesthetic. She was right! I paired it up with fabric and lace from a fashion corset I adored, but the plastic boning bent totally out of shape, and the corset had gotten too small. Since my boyfriend loved that look on me and I wore the corset so often, it seemed fitting to incorporate it into our wedding. The ribbon comes from a different blouse which my mother recently adapted to fit me better, so this is a fully recycled piece! I hope you agree with the nerdy/supernerdy bonusses, it realy is for our fairytale steampunk wedding, and I remember being told steampunk fits under fantasy too.
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140  Framed rings for the ceremony in Weddings and Bridal Showers by Naantje on: June 29, 2013 02:38:44 PM
My fianc and I are getting married on friday, September 13th of this year, so that really is around the corner! I finally made this project I had planned for months already, but never got around to making: something for our wedding rings that a bit more beautiful than a boring ring box.



The frame was a gift from a friend, the fabric and lace come from a plastic boned fashion corset that I really loved an wore a lot (and my boyfriend liked the look on me!) but the bones were bent and it had gotten too small. I recuperated it as it goes beautifully with our steampunk wedding theme!
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