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« Reply #3790 on: June 10, 2011 07:11:48 PM »

Felt is so versatile and so darn cute!

I would go with making the case a pouch...a lot of people (like me), like practical and pretty! Wink

I also love the button on the business card holder...I noticed it because I have a small collection of those buttons that I found in my MIL stuff...are they vintage?  Mine are made of this really hard plastic?

Could they be Bakelit buttons? http://www.ehow.com/how_5308535_tell-vintage-buttons-genuine-bakelite.html
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« Reply #3791 on: June 11, 2011 10:09:00 AM »

Ok - so - I got pictures of the purple skirt I finished for one of my students.  They aren't great pictures but I forgot to take them Thursday when she was all dressed up for 5th grade graduation.


Her grandmother brought the skirt back to school on Friday so I could get a few pictures of it.  Please excuse the hoodie and sneakers.  It was like..  90 degrees or hotter Friday..  no idea why the child had a hoodie on! 


One more of the purple skirt - sorta...  These are my Orff Ensemble kids.  They play xylophones, drums, other random percussion instruments and sometimes recorders.  She's sitting on my lap and I'm somewhere in the middle of all those children.  But this is the best pictures I have of her being dressed up with the skirt on.
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« Reply #3792 on: June 11, 2011 10:19:27 AM »

I'm also posting an update on my rainbow skirt!  I decided that Indigo was never going to happen...  It would take me FOREVER to find enough different cotton prints to make an entire tier so I combined Indigo and Purple to get me a step closer to having a finished skirt!!  Cheesy 

Now - I have to finish Violet (need 29 more squares) and Black (need 10 more squares).  I may try to finish both of those tiers this weekend by using duplicates of some fabrics.

And here's the fun picture...  where all the tiers of the skirt puddle on the floor as I lay them out across the kitchen counter.  yay!    Grin
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« Reply #3793 on: June 11, 2011 11:19:25 AM »

VeRy awesome ffrogg!
Looks like besides my date with my 3 yr old nephew I get a nice crafting day to myself (read husband not pushing for house/ yard work) always my favorite days, especially as the sun is refusing to come out here!
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« Reply #3794 on: June 11, 2011 12:32:01 PM »

I've been away from craftster for a while -- but I've still been working on my list!

Super excited that so far this year, I've finished knitting a pair of socks each month!  I'm on my June socks now, pretty light green ones, that I will probably get to keep for myself.


Rainbow socks for DD


Shawl for sis's birthday


Cardigan for DD


I also got completed (but can't find pictures right now) a shawl for DD, socks for my mom, socks for me, and some of DD's summer clothes - pj pants, a dress, and a shorts/tank outfit.
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« Reply #3795 on: June 11, 2011 02:35:56 PM »

Oh wow musiclady. I am feeling proud of myself for being on my fourth pair of socks, forget sixth.  Wink

How do you like the feel of those rainbow socks? I have just finished a cowl from that yarn and it seems like it would have no memory or give.  But lots of people are making socks from it. And it is both so pretty and so nice and cool to the touch. Great for summer socks.
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« Reply #3796 on: June 11, 2011 04:08:56 PM »

Fiiiiiinally, pics! Nothing very interesting, but at least it's proof!

First off, number 40, the starghan!

Full post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382750.0

No. 41, Front garden, done!! I don't have any before pictures, but trust me - total 'Shameless' scene - I was totally embarrassed!


No. 43 - Adult learners week at work - we made crochet flowers! Interestingly shaped, 'exotic' flowers, but flowers nonetheless! and it to say it was their first time ever doing anything remotely like that, I was quite proud of them!


I don't have any pics of no.30, home made stamp, as it was reaaaaally hard to take a picture of!

There are also no pics of No. 42 yet, as although the whole house may be painted, it's CERTAINLY not unpacked, so I'm not quite prepared to share the chaos, lol!

And finally, the reason why crafting has been going sooo slow - I'm tacking the main jungle - slowly slowly digging up the back garden, primarily to get the veggies in quick before it's too late - you can see the pegged out square on the second pic. It's so so hard going - I think there's enough bricks and glass in the garden to build a second house!!!
Jungle before (also before rain - the nettles were past shoulder height when i was chopping them down!!)


And mid progress: will count this as a project, but only when its a lot closer to finished


I'm off now to check my list to see if there's anything I feel like tackling - I seem to have lost my crafty mojo at the moment - think it's not having all my stuff EXACTLY as I want it  Cry

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« Reply #3797 on: June 11, 2011 07:40:32 PM »

lozzieozzie, that starghan is AWESOME!


rottenlittleboys, the yarn was ok.  Not much stretch at all, made the heel a bit difficult.  I thought I was going to break my needles!  But the yarn is so soft!  Smiley  I have more of it because I got it on sale, but I'm not sure that I will be making it into socks.  Or if I do, I might do them at a bit looser gauge.  We'll see.
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« Reply #3798 on: June 11, 2011 07:57:56 PM »

I celebrated International Yarn Bombing Day today (Which was on my list)

Here in my neck of the woods in Maine the only way to do this right is on the back of a Kubota  Tongue I did my street sign so I could monitor it.

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« Reply #3799 on: June 12, 2011 07:08:59 AM »

International Yarn Bombing Day??  I had no idea that this even existed.  I like that you yarn bombed your street sign.  That's awesome. Cheesy
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