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« Reply #130 on: January 05, 2012 07:45:03 AM »

Such a clever dress/skirt, aprettymess!  ha ha I think one yard might cover my butt...but not the front! Cheesy

The knit is very flattering on you! I use a tiny zig zag when I sew with knits...I have a stretch stitch but I do not like how the seams stretch out...I also use a ballpoint needle (just be sure to change it when you switch to regular fabric!)...

wow tryskal!  Your company should provide a machine--maybe even pay you to fit uniforms for others! 

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« Reply #131 on: January 05, 2012 09:16:09 AM »

aprettymess, I love your dress. It's an adorable skirt too.

tryskal, I've been here about 2 and a half years and still have a closet of unpacked boxes.
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« Reply #132 on: January 05, 2012 02:49:08 PM »

do any of you use anything for you hands when they hurt from crafting... eesh im only 25 and already need a brace  Undecided

I have that problem too.  I crocheted for maybe a half hour last night and my hands were starting to hurt.  I think I may need to invest in some ergonomic hooks.
I've noticed that my thumb feels the same way after a long day of crafting as it does after i've been on my phone for a while... and i found exercises for "texting thumb" that have actually really helped me. Haha. It sounds silly, but my hand really feels better after i've done them.
http://solomonsseal.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/healing-texting-thumb-and-repetitive-stress-injuries-rsi-with-solomon%E2%80%99s-seal/

Might not be what you were looking for, but it might help nonetheless.


I tend to not stick to the themes, but i think i might actually give it a shot this year...
So, here's my for me. I call them my new year new slippers.

I used buttons i got in a swap last year. Smiley
I'm not totally satisfied with them. I'd like to make a pair in wool, or some other natural fiber, soon and compare them.

White (i actually finished this late in 2011, but i didn't post in the 2011 destash-along, so i figure it wouldn't hurt to post here):

After i took this, i crocheted all of the snowflakes onto a chain to make my friend a snowflake garland or bunting.

And a headband because i keep seeing them all over the interwebs, and i'm sure i'll be able to find a home for it.
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« Reply #133 on: January 05, 2012 05:18:55 PM »

White challenge met. This is an adipose, an alien from Doctor Who. I used a free pattern from ravelry. Pictured next to the TARDIS indigo_rose crocheted for me in the Random Swap.



And I have enough yarn left to make one for a friend, too!

bananaleg, I like the crochet snowflakes! Do you have a pattern for them?
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« Reply #134 on: January 05, 2012 08:11:24 PM »

I love the headband!  Very "rosie the riveter"...Cheesy

The slippers are also very cute! I need to make tons of slippers because I sleep in them when it is so cold here!

and the adipose is wonderful...

hmmm-crochet snowflake garland...great way to use up the balls of crochet cotton I bought a few years ago!  they are so cute when they are tiny like that!
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« Reply #135 on: January 05, 2012 09:07:23 PM »

Wow!so many great items being craftee already.
  Aprettymess, your dress is amazing!  I want to try making one now.
Bananaleg all your items are great. I especially like the snowflakes.
Niforneville  that  adipose is fabulous!

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« Reply #136 on: January 05, 2012 11:57:00 PM »

wow heaps of cool stuff... I'm making a quilt atm, not exactly destashing as I bought the fabric specifically for it, but I fear I'm creating stash as I can't throw away any scrap more than 1/2" (ok I lie... 1/4"). Is this normal? What am I going to use a 1/4" scrap for? I guess I could delve into fabric inchies... But I've heard they're addictive... And I have an addictive personality...
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« Reply #137 on: January 06, 2012 01:08:30 AM »

do any of you use anything for you hands when they hurt from crafting... eesh im only 25 and already need a brace  Undecided

I have that problem too.  I crocheted for maybe a half hour last night and my hands were starting to hurt.  I think I may need to invest in some ergonomic hooks.
I've noticed that my thumb feels the same way after a long day of crafting as it does after i've been on my phone for a while... and i found exercises for "texting thumb" that have actually really helped me. Haha. It sounds silly, but my hand really feels better after i've done them.
http://solomonsseal.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/healing-texting-thumb-and-repetitive-stress-injuries-rsi-with-solomon%E2%80%99s-seal/

Might not be what you were looking for, but it might help nonetheless.


I tend to not stick to the themes, but i think i might actually give it a shot this year...
So, here's my for me. I call them my new year new slippers.
I used buttons i got in a swap last year. Smiley
I'm not totally satisfied with them. I'd like to make a pair in wool, or some other natural fiber, soon and compare them.

I have pretty bad pain in my hands and elbows from crafting, too.  It started when I was a teenager because I used to make a lot of seed bead jewelry.  I've been to physical therapy for tendinitis, and got wrist braces, but the only thing that actually works is regular rest.  I rarely do that, though.  Ice helps sometimes, or those over the counter analgesic creams (like Myoflex/Aspercreme) work pretty well...I tend to break them out while working on repetitive projects for more than a few hours at a time.  I can't take NSAIDs, but apparently Aleve works well for people I know.

Also, I LOVE your new years slippers bananaleg!  I'm totally pinning them.  Smiley

I'm working out the plans for my project for me (a themed x-stitch sampler).  We're starting to swap the bedroom and crafty office tomorrow, so I'll be doing lots of organizing.  I've also gone through some stash for a swap...but it's the 44 cent/stuff an envelope swap, so it's not even going to make a dent.  Haha.
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« Reply #138 on: January 06, 2012 02:25:47 AM »

dear mellybelly,
it depends if you are really going to enjoy using those scraps or are you just finding ways to use them, when you could be doing other more fun project?
I cut all my scraps into strips, a minimum of an inch and a half, and keep them in a basket behind my sewing machine.
When it gets too full, I have a blitz and make quilt squares, doll quits, mug rugs, placemats etc.
I think at some stage you have to let some things go.
And to be honest, I bagged up all my scraps from the cushions I made and am giving them to a friend who makes monster animals.
I have enough projects to make, that I am kinda getting over the feeling I have to use absolutely everything.
Kids can use fabric scraps to stick on paper and make lovely art works also, so maybe a kindy or preschool could use your scraps if you can't bin them.
Hope that helps
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« Reply #139 on: January 06, 2012 07:02:40 AM »

thanks everyone  Cool

bananaleg being so small is not all its cracked up to be, i wouldnt mind be a bit taller and a bit more marilyn a bit less twiggy  Tongue but i learned to love me how i am nonetheless and focus on the perks like dresses from a yard and skirts from 2 fat qtrs lol. thanks for sharing those excercies... i will have to try them out. your slippers are too cute! how long did that take? did you follow a pattern for the headband?

tryskal i used to have a work uniform like yours... ugh! who designs those pants anyways?!?!

dewshine dont feel bad about it. some of us craft in spurts around life. i start school a week from monday and will slow down significantly... here we go anatomy/physiology part 2... wish me luck

kookaloo my dogs are attracted to yarn too lol i thought it was a cat thing haha at least my pups arent the only kitty cats. cant wait to see the sweater  Grin

always i did use a ballpoint needle (which reminds me... better change it out before i start anything else) and tied the stretch stitches but didnt like them much so i went with a zig zag and it seemed to work.

nisforneville i love your little adipose. i have never seen dr. who and when you said adipose i naturally thought of fat tissue hahaha... a little anatomy humor  Tongue

i really need to practice knitting with my needles but want my hands to rest so i will probably just sew this weekend. i think i oevr did it with excitment for my new looms lol
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