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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Lampshade Cover (or what to do when a dog eats your lamp) on: January 25, 2011 03:00:28 AM
That's brilliant Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: red plaid asymmetrical flannel dress (pic heavy) on: June 27, 2009 09:39:21 PM
Beautiful, especially the draping on the skirt.  I love the fabric as well - don't think it would have been as striking in a solid...
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Nightmare before Christmas Skirt. (picture heavy) on: June 27, 2009 09:36:44 PM
That is amazing Grin
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Damask Fleur De Lis Purse on: June 19, 2009 02:40:22 PM
I'm trying to find leather handles, but am having very little luck.  I think I'm going to go to a thrift store and get an old belt!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Damask Fleur De Lis Purse on: June 16, 2009 07:08:58 AM
I loved this pattern from Berroco  http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/damask/damask.html

And I grew up in New Orleans, so I love Fleur De Lis, hence...



It just needs some handles!

Here it is before felting



Made with Knit Picks Bare and WoTA in soot ( I think...)  It was a stash buster!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lacy Hug Me Tight on: June 16, 2009 07:03:23 AM
I've finally finished something!!! Grin

This is the Lacy High Me Tight from Tracey Ullman's book



I used Knit Picks Gloss Sock Yarn.  It's a lot warmer that I thought it would be, so I won't be wearing it anytime soon!!

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: recycled t-shirt dishcloths! on: January 11, 2009 08:18:26 AM
That is brilliant!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / New Cushions for Old Chairs! on: July 09, 2008 06:21:09 PM
First of all, I have to say that after many failed attempts at home dec projects, I finally have a winner.  So, I'm proud of these babies - SUPER PROUD!

Now the story...
When my husband's grandfather died in 1999, my sister-in-law had just moved into her house.  We were still in a tiny apartment, so any furniture that would be passed on would have obviously gone to her, because she had the room.  She got a pair of beautiful Adirondack chairs that we're pretty sure Rob's grandfather made himself.  They were the perfect addition to Melinda's (SIL) dining room. 

Fast forward to last summer.  Melinda is remodeling and doesn't have room for the chairs anymore.  Since these were made by Rob and Melinda's grandfather, she wanted to keep them in the family, rather than give them or sell them to someone else. So we took them.  I think Rob and I were both secretly hoping she would want to get rid of them eventually, so we were happy to take them. 

The cushions were upholstered in a plaid that co-ordinated with the floral curtains in Melinda's dining room.  Really cute in there, but it didn't go with our black walls and Picasso prints. 

Here's one before:


Rob picked out the fabric - we got that on sale with a 40% coupon to JoAnn's.  We bought the foam on sale on July 4th - 50% then an extra 10% off at the register.  I bought the batting today for 40% off.  I made the piping so that cost about 40 cents/yd. 

Here's what I made:


I made a couple of pillows with the leftover black from the piping, and made piping from the leftover print:


And here's the pair of them - disregard the crap in between them!!


YAY!!!

Thanks for looking and reading all of that!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Bracelet on: June 22, 2008 09:20:57 AM
I was bored yesterday and didn't feel like cabling on my other project, so I got out the wires that had been exploding out of my thread drawer and some beads I bought and VIOLA!!!



I actually had this when I was done, but I thought it was too wide and sparse to look good



So I just folded it in half!
Here it is off...



Thanks for looking!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Another DSL Tank on: April 13, 2008 02:43:41 PM
It's in Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel.  Brilliant book!

And thanks!
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