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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Boring old coffee can, now a cute snowman cookie tin! on: December 21, 2005 03:27:50 PM
I made tons of cookies this year and wanted a cute container to put them in to give to my best friend and her family.  I'm way low on cash, but I do have quite a few empty coffee cans (java freak that I am, heh)

First, I spray painted the can white. 

Then I just used some scrap fabric and sewed a tube, then tied the top of the tube tightly with a contrasting fabric.  I frayed a little square of the contrasting fabric and sewed it on like a patch.  I turned under a hem and hot glued the edge around the rim of the coffee lid.  Yay!  A hat! 

I cut another long strip of the main fabric and tied it tightly, about an inch from the bottom of the can.  Secured it with liberal hot glue and played with it until it resembled a scarf. 

Finally, I just used Sharpies to draw a cute lil snowman face on. 

Twenty minutes or so of crafting and I have something a little more attractive to put holiday cookies in.  I like it so much I may scrap the actual goodie bags I bought and make more of these  Grin


12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Aibhlinn on straights? on: December 19, 2005 12:44:29 AM
Hey fellow knitters  Grin

I'd like to knit Aibhlinn from knitty for myself, but I've run in to a problem.  I don't have the right sized circs and was wondering if this was something I could do straight and seam it.  I realize I can, but would it look odd?  Would I need to add a stitch for seaming?

I'm advanced beginner at best, I'd say, but I've never really had to deal with this problem before.

Any advice would be great.
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sigmund the penguin on: December 08, 2005 07:57:49 AM

My husband (and I) are big fans of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter book series by Laurell K. Hamilton, so I thought it'd be perfect to make him his very own Sigmund.  I used the Pasha pattern from Knitty and have to add that I'm pretty pleased with myself for doing my first *piquant* pattern.
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My cheap flair skirt on: June 18, 2005 05:28:28 AM
This is my first crafty post  Smiley

I picked up this fabric at Wal-mart for $2.00 a yard.  I thought it was terrifically gaudy and would make a great skirt.  It's a flair skirt, though it's a little hard to see in the picture.



Here's a close up of the fabric



I saved a panel from an ancient skirt to use as a pattern and cut four like this:



I sewed them together, added a band, and hemmed it.  Simple as pie.

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