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« Reply #2270 on: March 03, 2011 09:05:11 PM »

Goodness! We are a prolific bunch! Imagine what the end of year summary like that will be like!  Shocked

Instead of getting around to making Miss Five a second headband last night, I made a hat by request for a friend. These tassle hats were the first things I made back when I started crocheting, and even though I think they are pretty old hat now, people seem to love them, and I still get requests for them.
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« Reply #2271 on: March 04, 2011 05:47:22 AM »

Whoa! 256 projects, huh? That's amazing!

I finally got Sewfia going and finished Rev 2 of the pencil roll for DD:

The buttons on the elastic loops for eraser and sharpener were her idea and choice, to help grasp and maneuver while putting the stuff in/taking it out.
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It's a roll-o-firsts for me, thanks at least in part to Alwaysinmyroom adding the "fearless" clause to the March challenge." I decided NOT to play it safe and just instead just PLAY!  Grin

--first applique and first attempt at "chenille"

--first attempt at freemotion swirly quilting, inspired by mugrugs here:

(My only other attempt at quilting was the lines on the first pencil roll a few weeks ago!)
--first attempt at metal stamping for the ID thing, on some random metal piece I found...about 5 hours after I stumbled over the little punches at Harbor Freight:


What I learned:
--don't sew without a fabric-batting-fabric "sandwich," or the batting will fuzz up the right side!!
--It's hard to free-motion quilt in slow-mo...notice (or please DON'T) the irregular stitch sizes. I finally learned just to floor it and mooooove freely.
--that there's probably a Rev 3 in the near future, since the last little pencil slip is too tiny to really hold anything.

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« Reply #2272 on: March 04, 2011 06:08:14 AM »

That is gorgeous, graced! Makes me want to go back to school.
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« Reply #2273 on: March 04, 2011 06:20:36 AM »

oooh that pencil holder is great... I wonder if my artist stepdaughter would like one.  We bought her a marker "wallet" for her copics... but maybe a nice roll for pencils for sketching on the go...  I like the elastic to hold erasers a sharpener.   
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« Reply #2274 on: March 04, 2011 07:16:50 AM »

I think the elastic holders for a sharpener and eraser are brilliant!  It is so wonderful what comes out of our brains when we free ourselves from the "rules"! Cheesy

I was making a gift that requires pencils...I think now I will add a place for an eraser and sharpener as well!

I also wanted to comment on the cute Irish pillows!  The entire set is very charming!  Are they a gift to someone?

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« Reply #2275 on: March 04, 2011 07:18:36 AM »

I actually finished this last week, but only just got a chance to skein it up.



2 oz hand dyed superwash merino - fingerling weight.
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« Reply #2276 on: March 04, 2011 07:22:11 AM »

I am going to have to bite the bullet and start spinning again...wow...gorgeous colors! How many skeins do you average in a year?
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« Reply #2277 on: March 04, 2011 07:33:27 AM »

I am going to have to bite the bullet and start spinning again...wow...gorgeous colors! How many skeins do you average in a year?

thanks! as for the other, I don't know.  I've done... about one a month? I really don't spin that much. At least not recently.  I had a baby last year, and that slowed me down a good deal. I'm trying to focus on spinning this year (and not buy yarn!), and especially this month (seeing as no one I know has a birthday I need to make stuff for), and started a CAL to that effect (the link is below if you want to join)...

I'm aiming for 10 skeins this month! I may not make it, because I love to spin super fine yarns (well, at the limit of how fine I can spin), and they take longer, but it's a goal.
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« Reply #2278 on: March 04, 2011 07:35:14 AM »

Pencil holder... neat.  I love the butterfly!

****not looking at yarn... not looking at yarn....  Wow!  That skein is beautiful!!!  Super fine.  Amazing.  My crochet skills wouldn't do justice to fiber like that (I can't even imagine trying one of those dragons!)  Looking at yarn like that sure makes me want to start in again.  You are making it very hard to stay focused on my de-stashing efforts with the fabric.  

Thanks Always, the pillows were just an experiment to find ways to use my embroidery machine and to try using the quilt binding technique on the edge of the pillow.  I haven't decided if I'm going to keep, gift, donate or put them up on etsy.  One of the downsides of de-stashing is that you move fabric from one pile... beautiful possibilities  to another pile... completed projects looking for homes.  

Now... back to the binding on my quilt.  I am GOING to get it done today!  
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« Reply #2279 on: March 04, 2011 07:47:15 AM »

I really do need to make use of my embroidery machine...when I was in the Brother Sewing Machine Master Crafters event, my brain was swimming with ideas...I would love to get my mojo back and come up with more things other than just using commercial designs!

Maybe after I get back from vacation this month I will feel revived and inspired!
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