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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Mums me crazy! (aka my first skirt!) on: November 09, 2008 08:08:38 PM
I recently swapped for the book Sew What! Skirts and this is my first creation using the instructions!  It is the fitted top A-line skirt with a zipper.  I used some remnant fabric from Joann that I got for $2 (gotta love crazy chrysanthemum fabric) and the best part it that it only took my two hours this afternoon to make.



Side view



I think it seems like a flattering skirt (I am open to hearing if it's not since I wouldn't want to make fifty of them only to know I look horrible in it  Tongue ) - comments and critiques are welcome!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Totoro barrette/hair clip (aka my new favorite thing in life!) on: October 06, 2008 06:31:50 PM
Okay - I am about to be known as that girl who wears the Totoro barrette all the time.

Oh well, I'm over it.

This is what took up my rainy day Sunday - made out of felt with two beads for the eyes. 



From the side:



I do hope this is the right area to post this - please forgive me if it isn't!!!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Baby Bunny Beer Cozy *EDIT - link to pattern added!* on: October 01, 2008 11:25:51 AM
So I had all intention of making this for the Craftster cozy contest but I got distracted and didn't finish in time.  But I am glad I finished him anyway, I love him!

Of course he can be used for soda but it makes me laugh drinking adult beverages out something so sweet and innocent looking  Grin



He even has a cotton tail in the back



from the top



Comment or critiques are always welcome!

*****************EDIT******************

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!! 

I have posted the pattern to my blog:

http://gerrijo.blogspot.com/2008/10/pattern-for-bunny-beer-cozy.html

Please let me know if there seems to be any mistakes - it is my first time writing a pattern and I have no idea what I am doing.

Also, I would LOVE to see anyone cozy if they make one!!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Would any lovely craftsters be able to identify this wheel for me? on: September 22, 2008 04:04:19 PM


I know it is super old wheel and the picture isn't great

But would it be worth it to buy for $30 and would it be a bad idea for a beginner to try to take a spin on it (having never used a wheel before, just a drop spindle)Huh  The person selling it says it still spins but I have yet to see it in person.

I would appreciate ANY help!!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / *meow meow* kitty kat hat on: September 18, 2008 12:20:49 PM
This is my first full project using yarn I spun myself.  I even dyed the roving too so I can officially say this hat is hand made from start to finish.  Felt added for the eyes and ears.  I used hdc I used this pattern as a basis: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136109.0

Sorry for the entirely goofy picture, I was having the worst time trying to hold the camera and get the hat in  Grin



thank you for looking!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Such a girly girly skirt (made from old baby clothes!) on: August 19, 2008 08:54:47 AM
What do you do with the dozens of old baby clothes you have that are too stained in some places to ever be sold or given away?

Cut them up and make something new!

Made from a pair of pants (waistband) and five different shirts that were heavily stained on the front.  I just cut out the back parts of the shirts to make the patches.

Front (don't mind the umbrella - it was the only way she would stick around for the pictures  Grin)



Back-ish view



Side view



I just had to add the lace on the bottom to really girl it up.  Definitely not the best sewing job but it works  Wink


7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Fishnet help? I can't end my scarf and I don't want it to be 30 feet long!!!!! on: August 01, 2008 12:03:54 PM
Ok, so I am trying to crochet a simple rectangle scarf using the fishnet stitch but I have hit a snag.

Maybe the world's stupidest question but I can't find an answer anywhere - how do I end a rectangle of fishnet?  The one I have going on started with foundation chain, then a chain 5, sk 3, sc, chain 5, etc...

so at the end do I just chain 3, then sc into hoop, chain 3, sc into the hoop, etc...?

I tried that and it is looking kinda wonky  Undecided

I will love you forever if you are able to help!!!!!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / I Heart Destroy! (Threadless tee made into baby dress) on: July 30, 2008 09:55:21 AM
Hubby has shrunk quite a bit and so his old too-large tees are being slowly recycled in clothes for my beaner!

This was my first attempt at making a dress from a tee



Here you can see the shoulder straps a bit better



I just love the "i heart destroy" - it totally fits her personality  Cheesy  And it wasn't too terribly hard to make, just had a fit with the gathering at the top (my thread kept breaking  Angry )

Any comments or critiques are welcome, thanks for looking!!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I learned me some knittin' on: May 30, 2008 10:43:07 AM
After crocheting for years and deathly afraid of trying knitting, I finally caved after buying some gorgeous handspun yarn from Biggie.etsy.com.  I think knitting for me was easier to learn with thick yarn and big needles, it was just easier to see what the darn-heck I was doing

Of course the first time you knit, you have to do a scarf like thing (it's like in the knitters manual right?) so I made a cowl for next winter!



Obligatory goofy-face action shot - please forgive the total lack of having done anything presentable to myself



So many newbie mistakes (like I think I drop some stitches because I have a few holes?) but I love it just because I did it  Cheesy

Thanks for looking, any comment/criticisms welcome!
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Don't laugh at my ugly baby - it's only my first! on: May 29, 2008 07:11:15 PM
A yarn only a mother could love because it is my first handspun ever!  Grin Grin Grin Grin

I got my drop spindle Tuesday from froggy fibers - can I just say what a dear she is?

It's only about 6 yards with an unknown wool that I just used to practice.  I wanted to practice plying too so the red is just a commercial yarn.





Now I can see why you all are soooo addicted to this spinning thing - I will show my other attempts off tomorrow for my first fiber friday!


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