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« on: October 13, 2008 07:11:15 AM »

Just thought I would post a topic here as this board gets no love!!  I live in Greenfield and I am currently working on a Fall Scarf Swap for craftster here, and my yarn collection keeps growing faster then I can use it!  I have several other projects started right now too!

Where are you located and what is your current project?

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008 09:11:35 AM »

let's see - my projects are mostly on ravelry - but I've been working on:

1.  wing o the moth shawl in a cotton/rayon blend (done)
2.  forest canopy shawl in noro kureyon sock yarn (done)
3.  striped lacy socks in ONline supersocke cotton (done)
4.  tahoe sweater for my mom (just needs seaming and the button band)
5.  pangea's shawl KAL (on the needles, clue 2 just came out today)
6.  blue jeans shawl in handmaiden seasilk (on the needles)

and i may cast on another pair of quickie, self-patterning socks, just cause i like handknitted socks.

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008 09:53:45 AM »

let's see - my projects are mostly on ravelry - but I've been working on:

1.  wing o the moth shawl in a cotton/rayon blend (done)
2.  forest canopy shawl in noro kureyon sock yarn (done)
3.  striped lacy socks in ONline supersocke cotton (done)
4.  tahoe sweater for my mom (just needs seaming and the button band)
5.  pangea's shawl KAL (on the needles, clue 2 just came out today)
6.  blue jeans shawl in handmaiden seasilk (on the needles)

and i may cast on another pair of quickie, self-patterning socks, just cause i like handknitted socks.

(that whacko in waukesha)

whoa!  you really are whacko in waukesha!!  haha, just kidding!  I am totally intimidated by knit socks!  I do a toe up crochet sock but they just are not the same!  And I usually just make little toe covers because I just end up scrunching my sock down so my heel is sock free anyways...  now who's the wacko one??? 

Thanks for sharing! 
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008 03:48:35 PM »

Do you sew also? I am interested in learning how to do both (sewing and Crochet) but I don't know who to ask.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008 08:15:07 AM »

Hi elleb,

no, I really don't sew.  Well, I have a sewing machine that sits in my closet most of the time.  I've made my curtains and thats pretty much it.  I pretty much just crochet and knit.  I taught myself both by checking out books from the library since I know no one that is even remotely crafty. 

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008 03:20:28 PM »

Hi all! Just joined today. I am a double grad major so I don't have ALOT of time to craft, but I do have an online store where I sell my stuff- www.TartDeco.etsy.com

I sell hair flowers/feather fascinators and mini top hats in wedding, Art Deco, 1940s, Pin-up, rockabilly, steampunk and burlesque styles. I am also getting ready to add neck corsets and pasties. Almost all of my stuff uses vintage items in them, so I try to stay in that vein. I'm also a seamstress and am finishing up a victorian waistcoat to wear to WindyCon.

No- I don't sleep.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008 10:16:43 AM »

Hey wisconsin chickies

I'm a grad student in madison.  meaning even though i have a little free time, by brain is usually too burned out to get much done.

But the projects i'm working on are:
1) love beads quilt (from funkiquilts book) for my best friend's wedding
2) knitted afghan featuring a legend of zelda ocarina of time theme (super geeky, i know, but i'm a science nerd anyways, so what can you expect?)
3) sewing a wallet for myself
4) sewing a pouch/strap to keep my mp3 player in that i can strap to my arm while working in lab

happy crafting!
-amy
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008 02:24:16 PM »

Im in Madison too!

im busy working on a yoyo quilt. I am a new to sewing but Im loving it. I tried knitting but it did not go well. I crochet a little. All I know how to do is a single stich.  So I can only do scarfs...lol

Im going on vacation soon..  Wish I could bring my sewing suff on the plane.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008 02:22:44 PM »

Looks like everyone IS pretty busy crafting!  I am also included in this Smiley.

I've been working on allll sorts of goodies for the Holiday Craftacular, here in Madison, that I'm going to be a vendor for this Saturday, the 6th.

I'm so excited!  It's my first craft show.   Man, I sure hope I sell a few things!  It's in the Masonic Center on Wisconsin Avenue and there's a big room and a little room...and I got put in the little, off to the side room Sad  Hope that doesn't affect me too much.  Here's a little taste of what I have to offer (but there will be more!) :  jreneedesign.etsy.com

Im in Madison too!

im busy working on a yoyo quilt. I am a new to sewing but Im loving it. I tried knitting but it did not go well. I crochet a little. All I know how to do is a single stich.  So I can only do scarfs...lol

Im going on vacation soon..  Wish I could bring my sewing suff on the plane.

What kind of sewing stuff would you be hoping to do?  By hand?  Because that's still feasible on a plane - I just use a nailclipper to cut any threads.  However, if you are wishing you could bring your sewing machine on a plane, that's a different story...hehe.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2008 05:22:54 PM »

Looks like everyone IS pretty busy crafting!  I am also included in this Smiley.

I've been working on allll sorts of goodies for the Holiday Craftacular, here in Madison, that I'm going to be a vendor for this Saturday, the 6th.

I'm so excited!  It's my first craft show.   Man, I sure hope I sell a few things!  It's in the Masonic Center on Wisconsin Avenue and there's a big room and a little room...and I got put in the little, off to the side room Sad  Hope that doesn't affect me too much.  Here's a little taste of what I have to offer (but there will be more!) :  jreneedesign.etsy.com

Im in Madison too!

im busy working on a yoyo quilt. I am a new to sewing but Im loving it. I tried knitting but it did not go well. I crochet a little. All I know how to do is a single stich.  So I can only do scarfs...lol

Im going on vacation soon..  Wish I could bring my sewing suff on the plane.

What kind of sewing stuff would you be hoping to do?  By hand?  Because that's still feasible on a plane - I just use a nailclipper to cut any threads.  However, if you are wishing you could bring your sewing machine on a plane, that's a different story...hehe.

Oh I wish I didnt have to work today!  I wanted to go to the show.  Why cant it be 2 days long!  How was it today?

I was trying to make my yoyo quilt.  Do you think they will let me bring it? I just need one little needle.  I dont mind not even having scissors. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009 02:33:36 PM »

Oh I wish I didnt have to work today!  I wanted to go to the show.  Why cant it be 2 days long!  How was it today?

I was trying to make my yoyo quilt.  Do you think they will let me bring it? I just need one little needle.  I dont mind not even having scissors. 

Ok, weird...the "replies to your posts" button didn't let me know that you had responded!

The craftacular was a sign of things to come in the economy - I had lots and lots of lookers, but very few buyers.  It taught me that I need to focus on lower priced goods, so at least I learned something!  I made back the booth fee but not a lot more.  Sad Sad.

If you haven't gone on your trip already, I'm certain they will let you bring a needle.  And, if for some reason they got really crazy since I last flew (February of 2007) you could always just throw the needle away, or stick it in your luggage.
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009 04:31:51 PM »

Oh I wish I didnt have to work today!  I wanted to go to the show.  Why cant it be 2 days long!  How was it today?

I was trying to make my yoyo quilt.  Do you think they will let me bring it? I just need one little needle.  I dont mind not even having scissors. 

Ok, weird...the "replies to your posts" button didn't let me know that you had responded!

The craftacular was a sign of things to come in the economy - I had lots and lots of lookers, but very few buyers.  It taught me that I need to focus on lower priced goods, so at least I learned something!  I made back the booth fee but not a lot more.  Sad Sad.

If you haven't gone on your trip already, I'm certain they will let you bring a needle.  And, if for some reason they got really crazy since I last flew (February of 2007) you could always just throw the needle away, or stick it in your luggage.

Sorry to hear about the craftacular.  way to look on the bright side about your booth fee.

Yes I went on my trip.  I decided just to not bring it.  It was a good thing because I was just to tired most nights to sew and to busy during the days.
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2009 04:51:13 PM »

Your mention of craft fairs got my attention! 

Anyone know of any in the Milwaukee area?  Or a good way to go about finding some?

I am more interested in the 'go and shop them' and not the 'sell stuff'.

Thanks!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2009 12:39:16 PM »

Projects being worked on:
A beautiful full creamyish sweater (if I can ever figure out the pattern) Angry
Hobo purse
Ongoing - co-workers pants, shirts...etc

My recently finished list:
Pair of mittens
Creamyish shawl
5'+ dark blue, shawl in Celtic Cable pattern down the center
White Bolero
Dark blue sweater
Two hats (one for hubby, one for nephew)
4 thin scarves, 3 are on etsy at:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21081799
and
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21081437

I think that's it.
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2009 06:04:51 PM »

I'm with elociNNicole on this one. Just moved down to the Milw./Racine area and would love to get a glimpse of the craftiness of South East WI. I'd love to find out about craft shows/markets in the area, as well as any fabric stores aside from the lovely big-box JoAnn's and Hancock's in area.
Any suggestions?
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2009 09:50:35 AM »

I have heard good things about Gayfeather in madison.  I have not been there yet.  Maybe I will go in the next few weeks.
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2009 10:53:50 AM »

I have heard good things about Gayfeather in madison.  I have not been there yet.  Maybe I will go in the next few weeks.

I have never been there, either!  Which seems like a sin, seeing as I've been sewing for literally half of my life and have lived in the Madison area for all of it, save 8 or so months.

And then when you add the information that I was an apparel design major at UW-Madison, it's way sinful.  I just couldn't get myself to go and spend that much of (my parents' at the time) money, no matter how wonderful and beautiful the fabric is.  I think it's about time, though!

Only problem is I need more fabric like a need a hole in the head  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2009 03:06:39 PM »


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Same here.  I dont have much room in my apartment for it. and im still really new to sewing.  (but I did make my first top this week!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291325.0 )

Maybe this spring when it is nice out Ill go and stroll down willy st.
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2009 06:40:18 PM »

er... like I need a hole in my head.  Haha me and my lovely fast typing.

Your top looks really good, especially considering it's your first piece of clothing you've made!  Awesome job!

What's even more impressive is that it looks like a knit (it is, right?) and if you ask me, knit fabric is so much more difficult to work with than woven.  Kudos!
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