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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / CHRISTMAS SURPRIZE FROM OVERSEAS! on: December 27, 2010 11:31:43 AM
since i'm not with my immediate family this year, thought i'd send them a christmas box of LOVE <3




1. black double-yarn knit purl scarf
2. irish hiking scarf
3. bag of colourful gummie goodness from bulk barn
4. two mini tobleron bars
5. two handmade necklaces
6. christmas card of love
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What Do You Listen To While Knitting? on: December 29, 2007 09:35:08 AM
Hello fellow knitters!

Knitting is certainly a worthwhile activity in itself, but I have found that using your other senses (ie. listening) that you do not use while you knit can be an excellent opportunity for multitasking, and maximize the time that you have. and I know that many of you already do that, and I am hoping to join in, but I am not sure what all the options out there are, and what you guys do. 

I am a university student so personally I had wanted to see if there are any sciency textbook material that you can listen to, rather than read Cool... but anything is good really. I know that many of you listen to audio books and the radio.

Please post freely as to what is your preferred activity to multitask while knitting! and if you listen to audio books, or the radio, what book? which station?

I also just thought this was an interesting topic to discuss amongst the many other knitters out there. So please join in!  Cheesy


(p.s. sorry, I don't know why I sound so nerdy sometimes when i'm writing up posts....must be something to do with trying to type up smart-sounding essays and such...)
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / 3 Unique Bracelets! on: March 16, 2006 05:56:23 PM

Here are some bracelets I made from this Christian winter retreat:





we had to stay inside most of the time because weather felt like a blizzard, and left much time for beading!!

Hope you like them  Wink Grin Grin

(ps. sorry for bad quality scanned pics  Tongue)
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Vintage-ish green fabric pencil case on: February 01, 2006 01:42:39 PM
Hi!

After exams, finally left me time for some sewing, so here's my new pencil case for the coming semester!







the lining is supposed to be a dark green colour, and i used the awesome zippered pouch tutorial, here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0


 Grin Grin Grin
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Addicted to Knitting!!! (8 and a 1/2 projects) on: January 14, 2006 09:13:30 AM
yes, it's true.... I'm addicted to KNITTING!!!

During the past few months I've discovered the joy of knitting and actually learned other skills than a "knit" stitch
and I've completed 8 and a 1/2 FOs
 
so........ here they are! (they're really simple basic projects, nothing exciting or complicated, because I'm a beginner knitter, and these are a few of my first projects!):

White Chunky Wool Scarf:


Skinny Skinny Rainbow Scarf (for a friend's Bday gift):


MultiBlue Triple Ribbed Scarf (Christmas present for dad):


The Convenient Scarf with a Slit (Christmas present for mom):


Stockinette Fringe Scarf:


The Irish Hiking Wristwarmers (my first cable project... super easy!!):

http://wineandneedles.blogspot.com/2004/12/wrist-warmer-pattern.html


Cable Cellphone Holder:

http://knottyknitpicks.blogspot.com/2005/06/cables-cables-cables.html


My First Mittens!!:)


same mittens... it's suppose to be purple


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67267.msg635448#msg635448

And finally the 1/2 project.. the first attempt and failed superlarge mitt..

(It falls off when you put your arm down)

Thanks for looking! Cheesy
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitted Objects Always End Up TOO BIG!!! ??? on: December 31, 2005 10:01:07 AM
Hi!

I'm a beginner knitter (about 2 months..) and i've knitte quite a few things already

I've knitted various scarves, and I decided I need a more difficult project to challenge myself, and started

knitting mittens!

(I used the pattern in this post:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67267.0)


(pic also from the link to pattern)

The problem was that they were WAAY TOO BIG!! not just a little loose, when I knitted exactly the way the

pattern told me, the finger part of the mitten was twice the length of my fingers!! Shocked  I even used the child

size numbers just in case! and when i took out the rows to fit the length of my fingers, there was still too

much room in the mitten, that it fell off everytime I'd put it on and stand with my arm down  Sad . I decided

that maybe mittens were too much of a challenge, and tried to knitt these cable wristwarmers (the pattern

seemed easy enough)

Wristwarmers pattern:

http://wineandneedles.blogspot.com/2004/12/wrist-warmer-pattern.html


(this pic also from link)

 but again, it ended up being too big... and I used one size smaller needles than the pattern offerred!

I'm completely lost as to what is the problem!!? It can't possibly be that I have impossibly tiny hands (trust

me on this one  Tongue) , or is it that I'm knitting WAY too loose??

Any kind of help would be GREATLY appreciated!! thanks!  Smiley
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Vinyl Christmas Brooches... OPINIONS NEEDED!! on: December 13, 2005 05:19:57 PM
Hello craftsters! Cheesy

Christmas is coming (less than 2 weeks... !!!!) and i've decided to make gifts for my friends, and tried out this idea... Christmas themed vinyl/leather brooches.

I'm unsure if they are givable as Christmas gifts... here are some pics (sorry for poor digi cam quality)
and PLEASE RESPOND WITH CRITICISM, OPINION ETC.  i'm really curious as to what you guys think of them, and to be sure if they are givable or not.. thanks!  Smiley







once again....




p.s. if anyone happened to have any tips on sewing vinyl.. plz share!!
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / a Price for Marble Magnets?? and Locker Deco ideas needed! on: August 27, 2005 07:14:45 PM
Hello!
it's back to school time again, and also back to those crummy lockers AND more time spent to make locker magnets and decorations!!
so, I was wondering, IF I were to sell any of the locker magnets, how much should I price them?
I was thinking around maybe 50cents to 75cents each...
Have anyone sold them before and how much have you priced them?

Also, if I were to just sell them at school to people I know, is there anything I should know about copyright and crediting etcetera, etcetera... ?

And any other tips or ideas on selling them are also welcome!

   
(pictures taken from http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/marblemagnets.html just because i can't stand visual-less posts!-of my own i mean)


Second thing I wanted to mention was, spiffying up your locker!!
For the two years I've had a locker in my possession, it was bare with a mirror and maybe a few of my marble magnets...
SO, for a change, this year I've decided to try and craft-up(sorry, I couldn't find a word for it..) my locker door! Some ideas I could think of are:
  • those microwaved CDs that are crackled up
  • marble magnets
  • making magnets with those sheet magnets, personalized by glueing pictures of your friends, yourself, your pet etc...

my brain can go so far on creativeness, but I KNOW there are a whole lot of you out there with some CrAzY ideas!
so PLEASE chip some of your ideas in for all of us still-in-school young crafters who want to spiff-up their lockers!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Jeans to Messenger Bag on: August 27, 2005 11:53:08 AM
So I found these old jeans that was covered in paint splatters on the pant legs and thought, this would be perfect for one of those jean purses! Then I changed it up a bit and used very long straps and the bag more roomier.. Here it is!

FRONT:


BACK:


INSIDE (with pocket):


Bag in Action!:


Comments and criticism is appreciated!
10  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Painted Brown with Ivory white Stripes Shoes! [step by step pics included] on: August 26, 2005 09:49:22 PM
So after being totally inspired by all those other painted shoes on this site....
I decided to make my own!
yup, as simple as that.
So lets just get to the main part...

First, the materials:
- $3.95 white canvas shoes (from Walmart, of course)
- $1.42 'coffee bean' acrylic paint
- $1.42 'ivory white' acrylic paint
- $1.00 set of 3 brushes(one not in pic) from a dollar store
- seam ripper and masking tape from home



Secondly, took out the tongue of the shoes using a seam ripper


Thirdly, taped the bottom part and then painted them brown:


Fourthly, taped the design and painted with ivory white:


Fifthly(?), sewed back on the tongue of the shoe (this part was NOT easy!):


TA DA!!~


(yay i'm so proud of my FIRST EVER painted shoes!)

...... and my favorite little detail on the inside back of the shoes!!:


the masking tape didn't do a very good job and the white paint bled(is that what you call it?) and became not very clean lines, but it's not too visible from a far, so I guess you could say that I'm content Smiley

I got lots of compliments today when I wore them  Grin

Comments and Criticism are appreciated!
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