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41  Re: Knitalong dish rags in Knitalongs by fairysari on: February 13, 2007 03:30:42 PM
I knit a few dishcloths lately, though I'd post them. I think I got both of them from the dishcloth page on Knitting Pattern Central.

Dragonfly:


Butterfly (I messed up at the bottom and lost two stitches, but didn't bother trying to fix it properly since its just for myself):


I think I'm going to make the bunny one next.
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42  Re: 50%+ Christmas Gift Challenge in Winter Holidays by fairysari on: December 11, 2006 10:48:33 AM
I think I am up for the challenge. I'm not sure what percentage of my gifts will be handmade, but I think it's probably more than half. Purple is handmade!

My boyfriend:
 - He's getting the most not-handmade gifts. A USB drive, some dvd's, an ipod shuffle. For handmade gifts he is getting:
 - a piggy bank that I painted for him to save for Burning Man. I've already finished it and wrapped it up, but of course I forgot to take pics first, so those will have to wait until he opens it. I'm hoping he'll choose that as the gift he gets to open for Hanukah, so it'll be before Christmas.
 - stadium seat cushions. OK I don't know what they are supposed to be called, but I bought some foam squares, and some bandanas for the local football team, and they will be cushy seats to put over the hard cold bench at football games. Still have to get started on this one!

My parents -
 - I knit a kippah (yarmulke, beanie...) for my dad. It's not wrapped yet so hopefully I'll remember to take pics before I do.
 - Hand-painted plate. Finished! and posted about it here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=138583.0
 - I might also knit a hat or something for my mom, I haven't decided if I should do anything else for her yet or not, the plate was kind of a big deal Smiley.


Boyfriend's family - mostly gifts from 'both of us' and he's actually put some craftiness in too!

His parents:
 - I am knitting a nativity scene. It's a pattern by Alan Dart in the Women's Weekly Knitting and Stitching Special 2005. I started knitting it just after Christmas last year, and have been working on bits and pieces slowly since then. I've finished knitting all the people and the sheep, still have to do the donkey and the barn, and make everything up - lots of stuffing and sewing. I will absolutely post a ton of pics once it is finished.
 - BF painted a ceramic photo frame for his mom while I was doing the plate. Too bad he wrapped it already, it's really cute and psychedelic.
 - BF bought lots of socks for his dad
 - I made marble magnets for both his parents. His mom's set is a snowman (each ball on a separate magnet plus a top hat) unfortunately wrapped before pics, and his dad's set is transportation symbols:


His sister:
 - we're going to get her the U2 by U2 book.
 - marble magnets:

 - maybe something else...? knit socks?

His 10 year old neice:
 - we bought her a talking Bratz doll
 - marble magnets with Bratz heads (sorry no pic)
 - Maybe something else...? If anyone has a pattyern for knit or sewn Bratz clothes that would be the best!


And our friends:
 - I got a bunch of cute plastic retro-lookin popcorn containers fron the dollar store. We're going to make homemade green and red candy popcorn, fill the containers, wrap in pretty cellophane, and give to friends!
 - I have to buy the children's book "Red is Best" for one of my friends because it suits her so much. She'll probably get popcorn too.
 - I made more marble magnets for some friends too- Star Trek ones:

and cool blue ones:


Oh, all the marble magnets are being gifted in handmade origami paper boxes, too. Found the instructions somewhere on craftster....

I think that's it! And I hope it's at least 50% crafty!
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43  Hanukah Gift for my Parents - Gefilte Fish Platter (complete w/ photos) in Winter Holidays by fairysari on: December 10, 2006 12:17:18 PM
I had no idea what to do for my parents for a Hanukkah gift. I ordered the book Judaikitsch on a whim, and it was full of hilarious ideas. I saw the gefilte fish platter (pg 106), and had to make it, so I dragged my boyfriend to a paint-your-own pottery place. I picked out a plate, while he painted a psychedelic design on a picture frame for his mom. Here's the finished product:

I guess you kinda have to be Jewish to get it, but gefilte fish is kinda like a fish meatloaf often served at Jewish holiday dinners. So this is a serving platter for it. The Latin text is just imaginary, and the fish has a kippah (beanie) and pais (curls that little religious jewish kids often have).
I think the irony is very much in the Craftster spirit Smiley and I highly recommend the book. Some of the projects you probably would never make, but it's a nice alternative to all the Christmas craft stuff out there.
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44  Re: Winter Holiday Decorating Craftalong! in Craftalongs by fairysari on: November 29, 2006 08:16:33 AM
I got my tree up about a week ago, and I think I finished decorating it last night. It is a pink, blue and silver Disco Chrismukkah tree. The pictures don't really do it justice, since there is too much light coming through the window. Maybe I'll get a better shot at nighttime.




The dreidel tree topper:



A closer shot of the middle, so you can see some of the ornaments:


I almost forgot, I have a mini tree too, which I found at the dollar store, along with everything I used to decorate it, even mini battery operated lights. I made a bunch of little boxes out of an empty crackers box, and wrapped them to make little prezzies too. The best shot I have is of on of my guinea pigs posing with it in her recon'd dress made from a wine bottle cover (did I mention I love the dollar store?)
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45  Re: guinea pig-themed-a-long in Craftalongs by fairysari on: November 02, 2006 09:19:14 AM
I finished a couple beds the other day:




And sleeping bags:
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46  Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Halloween Costumes by fairysari on: October 30, 2006 06:45:17 AM
I made Tinkerbell and Peter Pan costumes for my boyfriend and me. I started off with Simplicity 5363 and Butterick 4574 and this stuff:



And now for lots and lots of pictures!!

Completed costumes, on the hangers:


Close-up of the dress with the crinoline I wore:


The middle of the dress:


The wings:


Close-up of the back of the wings:


Wand:


Purse:


And the glowstick earrings and fake eyelashes I wore with it:


Peter's outfit:


Peter's hat (and grommets on the shirt which caused me to slice my hand open):


Better view of hat:


Fairy dust pouch (both of these were filled with pixie dust - glitter):


Peter's belt:


Dagger:


Shoes:


And now the action shots!!!




Hope you like my costumes!
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47  Re: guinea pig-themed-a-long in Craftalongs by fairysari on: October 28, 2006 01:04:01 PM
Hey sure, why not? I think cages count.

Here is my cage:




The divider is covered in fleece because one pig was injured.
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48  Re: Costume-a-long in Clothing Sewalongs by fairysari on: October 27, 2006 05:44:31 PM
Finally finished Peter Pan and Tinkerbell! I don't have pictures of the costumes being worn yet, but at least they are complete! I did take a lot of pictures though. Here are the completed costumes:


Peter's belt, dagger, fairy dust pouch:


and his hat:


Tinkerbell wings:


Wand:


Purse:

Oh and Peter's shoes:


I have a bunch more pics, but I think that's enough! Wink
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49  Re: guinea pig-themed-a-long in Craftalongs by fairysari on: October 25, 2006 06:13:44 PM
Someone asked to see a picture of a hairless pig:

He is modelling a little jacket I made him! Smiley
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50  Re: guinea pig-themed-a-long in Craftalongs by fairysari on: October 24, 2006 07:19:36 PM
Oh I made a guinea pig stuffie tto. I knit mine, though:



I modified this pattern for it: http://www.sullivans.net/90346.cfm

I also painted a portrait of my hairless piggie Costanza on a shirt for my BF:


I just got an order for some more cozies and cuddle cups, so maybe I'll post pics when I'm done those. I think I am going to make personalized piggie corner tents (fleece blankets to hang in the cage for the hairless boy to snuggle under) with some iron-on trnasfers, and maybe I will machine quilt it.
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