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1  Snowflake Appliqued Fleece Throw in Winter Holidays by sapereaude on: November 07, 2006 02:22:12 PM
I posted this in housewares but I thought I'd post it here too since its winter themed.

I needed a gift for my MIL for her birthday which was two days ago.  I decided to make her a nice warm blanket to snuggle under when she watches tv.  I decided to go with a snowflake theme - originally I meant to try to machine embroider some simple snowflakes on the white fleece in blue thread, but then I realized that wasn't going to happen without some kind of stabilizer, so I went for an applique using the blue backing fabric and zigzag stick on my sewing machine. 

The back is the same blue as the snowflakes and border- the border is just the back fabric folded over and zigzag stitched.  Took me two days - maybe 8 hours? Including all the failed attempts at figuring out how to get snowflakes on there. Smiley









Hopefully she'll like it!
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2  Snowflake Applique Fleece Throw Blanket in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by sapereaude on: November 07, 2006 02:16:34 PM
I needed a gift for my MIL for her birthday which was two days ago.  I decided to make her a nice warm blanket to snuggle under when she watches tv.  I decided to go with a snowflake theme - originally I meant to try to machine embroider some simple snowflakes on the white fleece in blue thread, but then I realized that wasn't going to happen without some kind of stabilizer, so I went for an applique using the blue backing fabric and zigzag stick on my sewing machine. 

The back is the same blue as the snowflakes and border- the border is just the back fabric folded over and zigzag stitched.  Took me two days - maybe 8 hours? Including all the failed attempts at figuring out how to get snowflakes on there. Smiley









Hopefully she'll like it!
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3  Re: Pumpkins! Please share your Jack O Lanterns in Halloween Decor and Parties by sapereaude on: October 30, 2006 06:48:04 AM
Here are ours we did last night.  not as artistic as some, but we love them none-the-less. Smiley



I love how the slow shutter speed causes the little pumpkin to seem like its bursting with evil. Smiley
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4  Child's scarf - my first knitting project! in Knitting: Completed Projects by sapereaude on: October 27, 2006 08:14:09 AM
Okay, so I'm sure this isn't terribly exciting for most to look at, but I'm really excited about it.  Not only is it my first knitting project ever, but its kinda my first craft project 'back' since I had kids.  I haven't crafted much in the last few years, so I'm excited to be getting back to it. And its my first completed project on craftster, so...

I decided last week to learn to knit, I see so many cute knitted things on here.  So I bought a 'learn to knit in a day' book and knitted a practice square, but I hate doing things for no purpose, so I decided to use one of the simple patterns in the book (just a K2, P2 scarf) and make it for my daughter.  It's just one 4oz skein of Red Heart kids yarn.




I was impressed with how easy it became if I just persisted at it.  When I first started the pattern I had to constantly say 'knit 1, knit 2, switch, purl 1, purl 2, switch' just to make sure I didn't screw up, but after a while I really could tell which stitches were which and noticed if I screwed up in time to fix it.  Next I'm thinking a matching hat for her if I have time among my xmas projects.
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