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1  THE ONE AND ONLY RAFFIA PURSE (HAND KINTTED)!!! Lots of Pics (15 or so) in CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES by Lee Funny on: August 21, 2005 07:53:23 AM
The Raffia Evening / Dress Purse!

Grin Done by: Lee Funny's Nana Grin

Materials Used
  • * 2 1/2 Balls of Pink/Redish Raffia (NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE)
  • 1 Large Knitting Needle
  • 1 Small Knitting Needle
  • One Large Button
  • Cardboard (Optional: Used to make Pom-Pom)

This is Raffia (for those that don't know) except we used Redish/ Pink raffia!

Step -by- Step

Cast on (Purse): 20 Stitches with 1 large knitting needle & 1 small needle.
Cast on (Strap): Smaller Needles used with 6 stiches for strap.
Envelope Flap: Envelope flap was made by decreasing stiches either side.
Pom Pom: An attempted pom-pom adds the finishing touch to the loop & button which secures flap.

A Quote By Nana!

This was a difficult knitting challenge for me, as I have never experimented with different textures. The raffia almost broke my hands. When my grandson suggested that I should take part in this challenge, I couldn't sleep because I was trying to think of the perfect substitute for yarn. I didn't sleep all night, so I went to the dollar store to see if I could find anything. * I purchased the pink raffia at my local dollar store, Buck-Os! This raffia was made in the Phillapines 9(don't know how to spell it). The pruse may be used either with the strap or tuck strap inside for evening wear. I really enjoyed this challenge!

Pictures Of The Finished Project

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them up!
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2  Michael Jackson - Thriller - Clock!! in CHALLENGE 4 ENTRIES by Lee Funny on: July 29, 2005 12:06:16 PM
Roll Eyes This is my Michael Jackson Clock I made Roll Eyes

This is the front of it.

At the bottom of the clock, is a timeline of his career in the 80's! Here it is!

Timeline continued...

Timeline continued...

The numbers on the outside(well, there is no numbers) are the names of songs that featured on the album "Thriller".

And the arms of the clock are Peter Pan and the shiny glove he wore!

This project took about a week to finish because of all of the supplies I needed to purchase. This project wasn't so cheap to do because of the clock mechanism. The project itself is pretty self explanitory, because it is a simple object but it looks complicating. I chose to do Michael Jackson because, I just purchased a IPod Shuffle and the music I first put on was Michael Jackson. That inspired me! While I made this clock, I listened to him so I could brainstorm some ideas and complete it with the Jackson twist I wanted.    
 Grin Cheesy Grin
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3  MY STAIN GLASS AND MOSAICS in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Lee Funny on: June 29, 2005 12:57:15 PM
Here are a couple samples of my work, so PLEASE leave feedback. Tell me what you would pay for it.
Give me suggestions! Grin Cheesy

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4  Xena Warrior Princess and Castle Scene in CHALLENGE 3 ENTRIES by Lee Funny on: June 29, 2005 12:52:56 PM
Here is my castle scene.

I chose to do this because I am a Xena fan and I was thinking about it for a while.
I used cardboard, grey paint, green felt, and toys. The draw bridge works aswell!!

If you need to take one off, take this one off.
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5  Re: Graphite-pencil Baby Portrait in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Lee Funny on: June 29, 2005 11:09:19 AM
That is a GREAT portrait you did there!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Grin Grin Grin Grin Wink

And how old are you?

Here is mine

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6  Re: sketchbook pages in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Lee Funny on: June 29, 2005 11:02:55 AM
I had a rabbit in my back yard, so I decided to draw it.

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7  Re: need ideas to further my attempt at a zen garden in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions by Lee Funny on: June 29, 2005 10:51:03 AM


In addition to rearranging your furniture and accessories to change the flow of Chi in your home, you can improve your Feng Shui with the use of a tool called a Ba-Gua. As far back as Confucius, the Chinese linked a moral order of five virtues -- humanity, righteousness, decorum, wisdom, and good faith -- with the natural order, as symbolized by the five elements -- wood, metal, fire, water and earth. Each of these virtues is represented by an element and associated with a life aspiration (such as career or family), a color and a compass direction, as mapped on the Ba-Gua. Use the Ba-Gua to improve different aspects of your life.


I hope this helps, and I leave you with a quote by teh 14th Dali Lama...

The More You Are Motivated By Love
The More Fearless & Free Your Action Will Be

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8  Lee Funny's Photography and Pencil Art - What Do Yall Think in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Lee Funny on: June 29, 2005 07:49:24 AM
Huh Huh What do you think  Huh Huh

Do you like them? The picture I drew is of my mother.

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9  The Perfect Beach - Dedicated to Moyra (My her spirit be with God) in CHALLENGE 3 ENTRIES by Lee Funny on: June 28, 2005 05:54:51 PM
Here is my diorama! I did my landscape of the beach because it is the one spot in the world where I can relax and feel at peace. Hope you enjoy my diorama.

The Finished Project

Closer View - Man in water flying kite

Closer View - Man/Woman sleeping under umbrella

I used a combination of items:
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint - Blue and White
  • Pizza Box
  • Sand from the beach
  • clay for people (can use toys)
Then I just painted box and added the sand. And that was that! you can figure out the rest.
This project probabely took around 2 hours.
I am sorry to not include any picture of me working on it but I had no more room for pictures.
Thank You!
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