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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / First projects, tea towel and place mats on: December 26, 2009 12:56:36 PM
My first two embroidery projects, the first being a tea towel with fruit, I stitched this one on Christmas morning for my Nana. I have had it sitting around for years ready to stitch just never learnt how. I used split stitch with 3 strands of dmc floss.

And the second, place mats for my Mum. I had the linen in my fabric stash and found the vector image online. The first tree I started with steam stitch(?) but found it really hard so changed to split stitch.

I don't know if I have done the stitching correctly as I just taught myself but I would love your feedback. You can see more photos of them here and I also bloged about my last minute crafting.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Been trying out my new Denise needles. on: July 18, 2007 03:00:14 PM
I got a set of the Denise interchangeable neddles and have been trying them out. They are GREAT I love them.

To start with my new slippers (on the left) and my husbands prior to felting. They are the fibre trends clogs, and SO warm. (it's winter here atm)

Secondly a Panta made with left overs from my clogs.

Then i made a pair of Fetching from knitty.

And lastly, not on my new needles, my first sock, using opal yarn, and the universal toe up sock pattern from knitty. Only problem I have had is now I have finished the first one the cast off is too tight. even after casting off on needles 3 size bigger. Any ideas?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / First Skirt in a long time on: January 17, 2007 07:30:19 PM
After a long no sew period I've started again with this skirt. It is from a sort of faux suede type fabric which i've had in my stash for years. The pattern was from a Burda mode magazine which I changed a little, basically it is a pencil skirt with godets in the back. I'm pretty happy with it being I have sewn anything for ages! 
Please excuse the photo my 5 year old daughter took it, and didn't really get the idea I wanted a photo of the skirt, not me.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Windmill Coin Purse on: January 17, 2007 07:16:45 PM
This is a little coin purse I made today from a pattern in a Burda Mode magazine.
It was nice and quick to make. I used a tiny little scrap of fabric I had.

This one kind of shows how it opens/closes.

pretty much all it is is a cube which folds down on its self.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Garn studios FO on: March 29, 2006 02:00:15 PM
This is my first FO in a long time, and I'm pretty happy with it. It is also my first attempt at one of Garn studios patterns, and I am now tempted to try lots more of theirs. it was really easy to knit and quick.

Here is the pattern link http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=94&d_id=2&lang=en

and my FO


I used a double strand of TLC Cara Mia in tan, which is really lovely yarn and so warm, which is what I was wanting, with the two strands. I made a medium but could have gotten away with a small. ( i always tend to make things too big.) I'm not sure if I want to do the crochet around the neck and sleeves. will wear it a couple of times and see then.

The only problem I have with my FO is that it's just a little too big and as a result the neck band seams to roll in a bit. but apart from that I love it.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Bratz patterns? on: October 15, 2005 02:42:25 PM
Okay so I have brought my 4 1/2 year old daughter a brat doll for christmas and I thought it would be really cool if I could crochet her some out fits for it, as the budget doesn't streach for both doll and clothing.
But I can't find any patterns on the net. I could just freestyle it but I don't want to open the doll before I give it to here. Anyone have any ideas or maybe just the mesurments for a brat doll.

Thanks heaps.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet design? on: October 14, 2005 02:33:36 AM
OK so I'm really wanting to submit a garment to Crochet me but I'm a bit worried about a couple of things.

First I have never designed anything before and I'm not sure if the way I'm going about it is correct. i have pretty much designed it all but more in a sewing way then a crochet way. I mean I have the pattern pieces like you would for sewing something, you know sleeves, back bodice, lower bodice, back... get the idea. Now my idea is just to sew all of these bits of crochet togeather like you would if sewing a garment. Is this OK to do in crochet?

secondly has anyone ever seen a 2 part raglan sleeve in a crochet pattern or do you do some sort of fancy shaping?

Thanks for your help
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knittys (Knit Wit) nosewarmer on: July 07, 2005 04:48:13 PM
I got the Knit Wit book out of the library a week or so back and my 4 year old saw the nose warmer and loved it. Then on our walk to kindy the next day she said her nose was cold and she needed a warmer for it. So last weekend I sat down and made it for her.
Took about 2 hours as I had never done short row shaping and could not work out the wrap stitch thing but in the end I did and here it is. (not a very good picture of my girl thought, but you see the nose warmer which is the important bit)
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitting Mickey? on: July 02, 2005 09:21:15 PM
I am hoping that someone might be able to help my Nana out on this one. For the past 15 years or so she has been stuck on a clue for a cross word, it's one of those cryptic ones. the clue is "knitting Mickey"
We have tried searching everywhere but with now luck, We guess it is something to do with knitting but just don't know what.
Has any one heard of this term before
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Cool Crochet by Melissa Leapman on: April 09, 2005 02:02:27 AM
Has any one seen this book in person yet?
I saw it on amazon last night, I really like the top on the cover, but I'd be intrested in hearing what the rest of the patterns are like
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