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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / little apple tree blowing in the breeze on: June 13, 2008 05:34:00 PM
i actually finished this one a while back, but just recently got around to posting.  this was totally done freehand and made up as i went along.  i knew i wanted to do a tree...but didn't know how it would turn out.  i'm thinking of cutting this off of the tea towel i'm using as a practice cloth and framing it in a hoop Smiley



sorry for the bad quality picture....its evening here so no natural light Sad
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / lovebot of substandard quality. on: February 13, 2008 01:24:46 PM
i started this project while sitting at work waiting for a meeting and i'm not really that happy with it.  granted i'm using one tea towel to hone my skills and am embroidering random things on it, but still....this one could have been better.  i drew it myself, and while the drawing is cute, i realized after embroidering it that some of the lines were too close together and some of the lines were wonky.  now i know better for next time Smiley  sorry for the dark picture everyone Smiley

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / mmmmm. sweet cupcake! on: January 29, 2008 08:27:23 PM
so a loooong time ago i tried embroidering something, but didn't really know what i was doing and i gave it up as a lost craft (i was obsessed with knitting anyway hehe).  but recently i've been seeing some cute embroidered things, and it piqued my interest again.  so i went out and purchased a book and the stitch it kit by jenny hart and tried again Smiley  this is what became of it:



i drew it myself!  i'm quite proud and have since downloaded a lot of vintage patterns for future stitching Cheesy 
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / unsightly notions! on: January 18, 2008 12:22:44 PM
previously i was using a bowl to store my knitting notions in, and it looks a bit messy and not so cute having all these tiny rings, needle point protectors, and darning needles just hanging about.  so i decided to pick up one of those ready to paint boxes at michael's craft store and make myself a notions box Smiley  i watered down my baby blue, then wiped off the excess for a washed out, vintage look and used a very bright bright red for a good contrast (one of my favorite color combos). 

the fleur de lis on top is actually just a foam stamp i purchased....i'm too sick to try freehanding anything atm lol.




the great thing about these little boxes is that they don't use much paint, and you can decorate them however you wish.  they can also be used for just about anything.  its also very lightweight....i think its balsa wood or something similar Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / lilac hair? on: January 08, 2008 08:39:43 PM
oh...how i wish, my friend.  i've wanted to dye my hair this color for sooooo long, but working for a large corporation i am definately not allowed Sad  so what's a girl to do? 

answer:  splurge on some manos silk blend in just the right color and knit yourself an aviator cap!  i added some braids to each side and voila!  instant hair Cheesy 






btw.....manos silk blend FTW.  this stuff is so soft and warm.....yum!
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / i'm finally getting a spinning wheel.....and a free one no less! on: September 26, 2007 06:41:55 PM
i'm so excited!  one of the guys that i work with knows that i knit and the other day i mentioned spinning.  he said that his mother (who now lives in australia....we're in texas) has a spinning wheel that she left here and that i would more than likely be able to have it!  so yesterday he called me and said his mother wanted me to have it so it would be used!  woot woot!  i'm so happy Smiley  now i just need to find the time to pick it up. 

i really have no idea what brand it is, but i'll post pictures and whatnot once i pick it up.  weeeee!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / yummy market bag and classy scarf! on: June 24, 2007 11:10:16 AM
this is my first FO post here in a while haha Smiley  i've been so busy trying to improve upon some of my other crafty endeavors i've not had time to knit much.  but i did recently finish a few things Smiley

the first is a saturday market bag from magknits with the modified handle that disdressed posted on her blog.  i used patagonia nature cotton by araucania (my new favorite cotton yarn.  so squishy and yummy!)  i decided to use the WS of the stitch pattern....i thought it was much more lovely than the other side Smiley


i've actually made three of these bags, but have given them all away....this green one is the only one i've gotten a chance to photograph.....it happens to be my favorite as well Wink

next up is a scarf i started before christmas, but have just recently given to the recipient haha Smiley  i used encore colorspun by plymouth in a beautiful fall colorway.  i love the way the colors faded...dark brown to tan to a really rich brick red....so lovely!  i have another ball of this just for me Wink




eeeek....sorry everyone for the huge pictures.......in your face!  haha Smiley
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / little pouch *EDIT: much better version now inside!!* on: June 24, 2007 10:59:25 AM
*EDIT*
ok so....i've made a much better/larger/spiffier/cuter/more functional knitting pouch Smiley  and i ironed it!




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hello all!  this is my first post in this section.  i just recently purchased a sewing machine and after wrestling with it and taming it so it would cooperate with me (*ahem*read the manual so i could master it*ahem*) i finally feel confident enough to post up one of my sewing projects. 

this is a small drawstring pouch prototype i sewed up to get a hang of making drawstring pouches.  i hope to sell them in the future on my etsy shop to use as knitting pouches Smiley  i used a shoelace instead of ribbon as the actual drawstring.  there are some kinks that need to be worked out (including the wrinkles.  ewww.  i should have ironed this before i took pictures haha!) but overall i'm happy Smiley



any feedback would be GREATLY appreciated! 
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / a shrinking obsession that just keeps growing! (pic heavy) on: May 06, 2007 07:39:48 AM
i know the whole shrinky dink jewelry idea is not new....but i just recently re-discovered shrinky dinks Smiley  these are just he charms and pendants so far....i haven't started making actual jewelry with them yet.  i'm trying to get a good collection going so i can have a variety of things Smiley   i'm sorry for the amount and size of the pictures.

please let me know what you think!!

colored pencil shrinky dinks:








sharpie shrinky dinks:






10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / where ocean meets sky - 2nd real mini skein :) on: February 22, 2007 10:45:34 AM
spladow! 

i don't know why i said that except that i'm super excited to show you guys my second real attempt at spinning and my mini skein i call 'where ocean meets sky'.  i LOVE this bright blue color....it almost glows!  the second picture is the most accurate.  its the best i could do to capture the glowing bright blue Smiley

its slightly overspun in parts, but only slightly and i think it will look neat once i knit this up Smiley



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