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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Extreme knitting cushion using 24mm needles! on: April 14, 2012 04:45:19 AM
Using 8 strands of DK and some 24mm knitting needles I made a cushion cover! It is quick to knit up, I only cast on 20 stitches, but the yarn does get a little tangled in the process!

Action shot!


Close ups




Finished cushion


C&C welcome.   Smiley
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / For the person who has everything... a knitted CD case! on: April 13, 2012 10:06:14 AM
So, yep, I knitted a CD case.  It was for a mix-tape (or should that be mix-cd?) swap at all tomorrow's parties festival.  So that my CD stood out from the crowd I knitted it an ATP cover...




Might be a bit difficult to get the info down the spine though!  Cheesy
23  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Bamboo cane rug yarn weaving on: April 03, 2012 02:38:25 PM
I did this simple weaving using bamboo canes and some rug yarn.  Simple in and out.  I initially taped the sticks up to get started (and then removed this at the end).  Creates a flexible structure, might be interesting to use this method to create a circular shape (? plant pot cover maybe?)





C&C welcome  Smiley
24  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Slate & driftwood tapestry weaving on: March 28, 2012 01:20:27 PM
I have recently been on a course looking at weaving without a conventional loom.  It was a great chance to try new ideas, and incorporate natural objects.  This sample is made from slate, driftwood and coloured warp.  The weft is made from the same coloured warp.






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25  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Weaving faces on: March 26, 2012 12:46:35 PM
I did a course looking at how to tapestry weave faces. 
Firstly a lego man.

A monster.


And using coloured warp for hair.


C&C welcome  Smiley
26  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Christmas cards - button trees & sponged snowmen on: December 27, 2011 02:46:43 PM
So better late than never... here are the xmas cards I made.

Using red card stock, and some felt triangles, I then stuck buttons on for baubles (using a glue gun).




I really liked these cards, however my MIL has a fear of buttons (!), so an alternative card was needed.  On a piece of cardboard, I cut out two circles, to create a snowman template.  Then on green card I used the template to sponge acrylic white & silver paint, and then added eyes, nose & coal blobs.





They were fun to make, maybe next year I'll get more organised and some different cards!
27  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Tapestry woven Guinea pig! on: December 15, 2011 10:17:25 AM
I took a coptic weaving class, where one of the examples to weave was a rabbit.  However, I have guinea pigs, so I decided this would suit me much better!





I am very happy with the border & the greens.  The GP shape could have been done much better, and he has no ear, as I tried & tried & tried, & then got fed up trying, so made him earless!

C&C welcome  Smiley
28  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / A Rather Fantastic Mr Fox Cross Stitch Badge on: November 24, 2011 09:25:10 AM
Hello

I made a foxy pin!



A few weeks ago I saw the most amazing vintage stitched waistcoat, covered in lots and lots of foxes! 



Inspired by this I drew up a chart & made myself a badge.  I don't think i've got it in me to cover a whole waistcoat!!!  The original waistcoat had little beads for eyes, but I just made my badge flat.  I used 22 count aida, and it is a 1 inch pin badge.





C&C welcome
Trekky
29  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Home Sweet Homo cross stitch on: November 01, 2011 01:17:05 PM
As a housewarming present for a friend, I made this cross stitch.  What do you make a gay man, who has cats, likes a drink & is rather house proud?  A home sweet homo cross stitch obviously! 









The patterns come from Jo Verso's Cross Stitch Year.  C&C welcome.  I realised after it was framed that I forgot to outline a cherry on one of the bottom drinks - oh well, life goes on!  Grin
30  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Granny square blanket edging suggestions? on: October 20, 2011 04:33:35 AM
Hello

I have been working on a granny square blanket for, ahem, 6 years.  Actually I did lots 6 years ago, and then promptly hid it in the spare room.  I have rediscovered it and have the aim to finish it for this winter (I haven't got long as it is chilly enough today!).  I have sewn up half of it, still need to crochet some more squares, and then sew it all together.  My question is (as I can see light at the end of the tunnel) is what to do for edging???

Here is a peak of what it looks like now:


Should I do a simple blanket stitch?  Chain loops?  Rope (crab stitch)? Shell edging ?  Any other ideas?  Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!  Thank you!
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