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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Unusual Sock patterns? on: January 21, 2010 01:02:29 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm looking for unusual sock patterns. I'm not talking about different ways to knit socks, like the magic loop method. I'd like to knit socks that are not shaped the way one is used to, like knitty's hat-heel sock.

My dad loves handknit socks and my mom allways made him all the socks he wanted. But recently knitting lead to really bad tensions in her neck and she had to stop. She gave me all her yarn and needles and I'd like to make several pairs of socks for my dad's birthday. But I want to try something new.
12  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Is it possible to take a longer break during the wet felting process?? on: November 24, 2009 01:38:25 PM
Hi everyone!

I've been wet felting for a little while but so far I only made smaller projects (flowers, jewelry, Christmas ornaments...). However, I plan to felt a rather large wallhanging as a Christmas gift for my parents. The problem is, that I have a baby AND I'm working part time. This means that crafting starts when my son is sleeping at night. That works great for sewing projects which I can set aside whenever I get tired and take it up again a day or two later.

Now my question to all the experienced feltmakers out there:

Is there a point in the wetfelting process where you can set aside your project for at least a day without damaging it?
13  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / LED baby booties on: October 19, 2009 11:07:42 AM
Being an electrical engineer I absolutely loved those booties:
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/07/led_firefly_booties_tutorial.html

I showed them to a coworker and she gave me conductive thread for my birthday and made me promise to make a pair for my little boy.

I didn't follow the instructions on craftzine but used my favorite bootie pattern instead:
http://www.ohelene.net/blog/?p=58

Here is what I came up with:



the pair of them without the batteries:
14  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Clothes for my little one on: October 17, 2009 02:30:39 PM
A hoodie made from a Burda pattern:



The lining used to be one of my t-shirts:


together with a matching toy elephant:


Baby bunting:

For this I made the pattern myself and I guess I could post it if anyone is interested.

15  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Attic window baby quilt on: October 17, 2009 01:52:05 PM

I got this wonderful sheep fabric from Craftster member panul in a personal swap. I told her to save it to make a quilt for my first baby. My son was born in March an I finished this quilt about two days before giving birth.



Close up of the Quilting:


16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Sock Dog on: October 17, 2009 01:23:51 PM
I made this little cutie for my cousins daughter.
He's the first sock creature I made and I love him.





The best thing is, the socks had a little stripe around the ankle which is now the dog's collar.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Cargo - HALLOWEEN Edition *Chart added on pg. 3* on: October 17, 2009 01:06:36 PM
I love the Knitty's Cargo pants pattern. But in my opinion one of the great things about being a kid is that you can wear soft fun and colorfull clothes without being laughed at.
So inspired by those:
http://www.crankypantshome.com/hand-knit/longies-shorties/classic.html

I turned knitty's cargo into something fun!






Hope you like them!



Thanks for the wonderful feedback!
I'm thrilled that I made it into the featured projects.

Here is the promised pattern chart for the face:


I knit the pants in size S they are 82 stitches around and the mouth is 41 stitches wide. You might want to adjust the width to the size you are knitting.

The mouth is intarsia knit and the teeth and eyes are embroidered.

 Cheesy Have fun! Cheesy

Please post a picture when you use the pattern!
18  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Two part stamps on: May 26, 2009 02:22:14 PM
A while back I joined the HRS2 Swap and tried something new. Two part stamps! That way you can use more than one color.

I hope you like them:




19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Maternity Projects on: May 26, 2009 01:55:51 PM
Since most maternity clothes are either ugly or expensive I had a really crafty time when I was pregnant.

I took those pictures one week before giving birth so I've outgrown some of the clothes.

Pants from an altered burda pattern:


A t-shirt made from scratch:


Close up of the fabric. I made it using stamps that I got from half pint in the HRS2 Swap.


Reconstructed jeans:


An embellished t-shirt. (März means March which is when my little one was born)


Skirt from an altered Vogue pattern:


Well, maybe I wasn't pregnant after all Cheesy
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Flowers, Butterflies and a Bird on: November 04, 2008 01:23:26 AM
I want to share some t-shirts I made.

This is one of my most favorite tops and the first one I made from scratch, using another t-shirt as reference.


Stenciled with bleach and highly inspired by kaffrin's butterfly top:


I didn't actually make the next two. I just embellished them.

handpainted flowers and embroidered stems:


"The Pink Flamingo" by Picasso:

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