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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / cable knitting throw on: January 21, 2008 10:24:34 PM
After a couple of scarfs, I was ready for some thing bigger..........I decided to make a knitted throw since it's getting pretty cold. Half way through, I was like... I could've been done with a scarf 3 TIMES Shocked, but no, I'm just half way through my throw. Tongue
Anyways, here's my first time tackling a big knitting project

flat on my bed


my chair modeling my throw


I got the pattern from lion brand. I haven't block it yet because I don't know where I would be able to do it on ...
In total I used about 101/2 skein of yarn and it took me about 4 weeks. I really like the color. It's a nice natural oatmeal color.

I didn't check the gauge because I was too lazy (I know, I know @_@), now I wish I did because my stitches are just a touch too loose ... good thing it's not really noticeable.

I hope you guys like it. comments?
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Everday tote bag on: January 20, 2008 10:46:21 AM
So last spring, I thought it would be awesome to make a spring-y neutral-color bag for school on the lighter workload days. I drafted a pattern from scratch and bought the fabric, but I didn't get around making it until December of last year ... I guess this bag will come in handy this spring semester instead Tongue

There are lots of firsts in making this bag. It's my first time making a tote, first time making a inside zipper pocket, first time piping, and first time really using a sewing machine.... @__@ It was a little hard making the bag while trying to read the instruction manual for the sewing machine...

Anyways, here goes
The front of the bag


back of the bag


top of the bag with separating zipper


peaking into the bag... I used a bright peachy coral color for the inside to give the bag some spark since the outside is less exciting on the color choice


Close up on the inside zipper pocket. I made a little embroidery patch as the tag for this bag. It has my initials on it Tongue


Close up on the other inside pockets for pen, phone, etc.


Just put a book inside to give you the prospective of how big and spacious the bag is.


Oh, and I also lined the outside zipper pocket with the same coral fabric Wink


Since the bag is for school, I used sturdy canvas fabric for the inside and out. I tried interfacing the bag to make it stand up but it didn't work because the iron-on interface didn't want to stick onto the light brown fabric for some reason.
Sorry for the long post but I'm really excited and proud of my first bag Smiley
I hope you guys liked it!
comments appreciate
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES / Candy Chair!! Yumm~ on: December 02, 2007 03:38:32 PM
This is my first time posting  Cheesy
This is a old fashion rocking chair for a kid that I got from second-hand store for $20. It has a yellow music box attached to the bottom of the chair so when you rock on it, it turns to music box and starts to play music. It's really neat!
When I saw the challenge I already make a few changes to the chair, so the follow picture is my attempt to recreate the original chair via photoshop


So I cut off the arms of the chair, removed the music box and attached a 1''x1'' shaft to the chair.



I sanded the chair, stained the chair to a darker color, put a finishing coat on it, then I started painting details onto the chair
This is after staining and painting:

You can see that I drilled a hole on the 1''x1'' so that later on I can attach handle for the rocking chair. Also if you looking at the bottom of the chair where the music box was, I attached the music box component (without the box yet).

This picture is the final product:


Top view


Back view


I painted the front of the back rest "blow pop"


And I painted the back of the back rest "reese's"


A shot of the music box that I finished painting "wonka bar" and put on the chair

Close up:



I hope you guys liked it. This project is all about my obsession with candy. I had so much fun making this project. The music box works perfectly and It's so cute. I'm planning on giving this to my bf's niece but my roommate says that I should keep it for when I have a kid ... lol
Thanks for looking  Grin
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