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1  Re: Knitted-Look Headband w/ Flower (and pattern) in Crochet: Completed Projects by jennyleigh on: November 01, 2011 08:36:53 AM
inez, thanks for sharing your creation.  Truly great minds must think alike.  (And it's a little freaky, too.)  I am certainly not trying to take away from your beautiful creation, but this was so coincidental and bizarre that I had to share.

I have never been able to master knitting, and I prefer the knitted look of a calorimetry/headband/earwarmer.  Wanting to make one for my teenage daughter and after unsuccessfully searching online for a pattern, I decided to create my own this past weekend.

The premise of my pattern is exactly the same, but I used a larger hook (therefore fewer beginning chains and number of rows), and I decreased a bit differently (one at a time versus two).  Other than that, there isn't much difference.

If any of you tries this pattern, I emphasize the blocking step.  My sample wanted to curl inward until it was steamed flat.

My flower is from this pattern:  http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60020.html

Here are a few pics of mine.  Please disregard the model.  She is having a bad-hair day.

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2  Denim Rag Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by jennyleigh on: August 15, 2010 06:39:10 AM
This is a denim rag purse I made recently.  I assembled it using these instructions: http://www.quiltmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/quilt73balibag.pdf.  I modified the Bali Bag pattern by assembling it "rag quilt" style using recycled blue jeans.  The handles are braided inseams that I clipped from the jeans.  Embellishments include the studs at the center of each block and the rose I made from a recycled zipper.  A magnetic snap serves as the closure.  Thanks for letting me share!

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3  Re: Fill A Purse Swap 5 in The Swap Gallery by jennyleigh on: March 01, 2010 05:01:59 PM
Actually received from mindboggld last Tuesday, but waited until I shipped today before opening.  It was worth the wait, because mindboggld sent a wonderful package.  I love everything and intend to put it all to good use.  On to picture-y goodness ...

The whole lot:

The beautiful bag (she "got" my colors).  Note the flower ... .  It is actually a removable pin:

Inside the bag:

Make-up bag, wallet, tissue holder and cell phone cozy:

Zipper pouch, personalized notepad, embellished pens and pencils, fabric scraps:

Favorite snacks:

Thank you, mindboggld!  I love everything!
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4  Re: Swiffer cover from two old dish towels (lots of pictures) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by jennyleigh on: February 15, 2010 08:18:50 AM
Thank you for posting this tutorial.  I made myself a couple of covers last week and used them for the first time Friday.  They worked like a charm.  I used some microfiber cloths I had on hand.  You will see I modified the pattern a bit to make both sides look the same.  And I serged them instead of sewing and turning.  I also made the covers reversible by sewing a button on each side.  I think I will try velcro on the next ones, because it is difficult to change them out quickly using buttons -- or so it was for me, because I made them quite tight.  Thanks again for sharing!  This is a keeper tutorial!


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5  Re: FaB of Holiday Gifts Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jennyleigh on: November 24, 2009 06:51:48 AM
I received a FANTABULOUS package yesterday from DiscoQueenHighness.  She was very generous with her gifts and talents.  You would be blessed to have her as a partner in future swaps.  I would be her partner again in a heartbeat.

The unopened package:

Sewing accessories (stackable containers, embroidery scissors, sewing machine maintenance kit) and a candle:

Crochet hook roll, gingerbread ornaments, stocking, sleep mask and dog poo bag holder (genius!):

Crocheted market bags:

Necklace and bracelets:

Homemade plum jelly/preserves:

Advent calendar:

Advent calendar close-up:

Doggie coat modeled by Max the Westie.  It is a perfect fit:

Thank you, DiscoQueenHighess!  I love everything and so appreciate all your efforts!
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6  Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by jennyleigh on: April 20, 2009 11:45:58 AM
queenofdiy, thanks for posting this tutorial!  I have intended to make myself some bags since you first posted.  I finally made time to do it, and I'm so happy I did.  The tutorial was very easy to follow.  I look forward to making more bags in the future.  I didn't add a pocket this time, but I will on any others I make.  I also added a piece of elastic in the opening (3" folded in half and sewn in the seam) so I can hang the bag on the apparatus in the store.

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7  16th Birthday Cupcake Cake in Dessert by jennyleigh on: October 06, 2008 12:34:50 PM
My daughter is celebrating her 16th birthday this week.  We had a party for her Saturday night, and this is the cake I made for her.  It was easy and fun to do.

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8  Re: Dotee Doll ROUND TWO Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jennyleigh on: August 27, 2008 08:43:19 AM
Here is my final dotee received Monday from southern flower (sorry for the delay in posting a pic):

Here little face is so sweet -- it's hard to tell from my photo, but it's impressed in clay.  I love the beading, too.  Thanks, southern flower!

Here is a group shot of all my dotees:

Thanks to all my swap partners!
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9  Re: Dotee Doll ROUND TWO Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jennyleigh on: August 19, 2008 08:31:21 AM
I received over the weekend from razorbladesmile:

It is the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.  Notice his little pocket watch.  How cute!  She also sent pixie sticks, a candy necklace and jolly ranchers, all of which we quickly "deposited."  Thanks razorbladesmile!

I received yesterday from smmarrt:

It is a craftster server.  The little taggie says "Database Server."  Very creative!  Thanks smmarrt!
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10  Re: Dotee Doll ROUND TWO Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jennyleigh on: August 15, 2008 01:53:32 PM
I received from jenicat today.  She's a cute little orange slice.  Very creative!

Also, I failed to post a picture of the dotee I received from ma rut.  It's also very creative.  She saw that I like the movie "Steel Magnolias," so she made me a little magnolia blossom.

You guys are very artistic!  I'm humbled.  Thanks to both of you.
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