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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Little Owls !!!4 new ones on page 2!!! on: May 23, 2010 03:04:59 PM
I love these owls! I've been wanting to make them for a while. Hmm, I have a tutorial for them put away somewhere, let me see if I can find it.

Ok so here's the link Smiley, they're a little different, but pretty close Smiley
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Flowery headbands (Very Pic Obese) on: May 11, 2010 05:37:49 PM
Honestly I don't know much about fabrics. I went hunting for something with a slight shine with it and ended up with these. They're all polyester (I only know this because I wanted to be able to state what I was using), and I think I found them in the linings section of the fabric store. It was called silkessence, if I remember correctly.

Thanks imera! I love that my dad has taste in color. He helps my cousin pick out clothes for us when he goes back home, and he always comes back with the most gorgeous clothes (Granted my cousin has pretty good taste too xD, but that's besides the point).
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Flowery headbands (Very Pic Obese) on: May 10, 2010 11:49:12 AM
Actually they've all been singed on the edges so that they don't unravel, but not to the point that the edges get burnt, just to slightly melt the edges. For the brown, I think because the color was darker the edges just darkened when it melted.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Flowery headbands (Very Pic Obese) on: May 09, 2010 01:28:53 PM
Thanks you guys! I'm really happy with how they came out.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Flowery headbands (Very Pic Obese) on: May 05, 2010 08:45:10 AM
Haha, I didn't wanna put them in like 50 different posts or anything because this isn't even all of them. I know! I would totally keep every single one of them because they're so much fun, and like you said you can switch them out according to your mood. I'm kind of regretting not stealing one and bringing it back to school.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Flowery headbands (Very Pic Obese) on: May 05, 2010 12:50:07 AM
I for some ridiculous reason bought a pack of 30 plain headbands and set myself the goal of decorating all of them along with some of the huge packet of plain hairclips that I bought too. As well as take pictures of all of them. And all over the course of the one week of break I had from college. So needless to say over the course of spring break, my house (my room in particular) looked more like a sweatshop than anything else. Well a one person sweatshop that is xD.

But I'm proud to say that I did in fact get all 30 headbands done and mostly photographed, and got some clips done too! And now I'm here to show off all they're prettiness! xD Just looking through all of these pictures makes me happy. Definitely worth poking 1/2 of my fingers with a needle, and almost burning the other 1/2 I think Smiley.

So they're all my babies, and I have a hard time picking a favorite, so I'm gonna warn you in advance that this post is going to be very pic obese.

If I was forced to pick a favorite I'd probably say this one (shush don't tell the other headbands xD), The poof headbands were probably some of the most painful ones to make, and definitely took the longest, but I love how they all came out.

This is one of the clips I made Smiley. I love the colors. To be honest xD I didn't even pick them out myself. I intended to, but my dad drove me to the fabric store, and he loves colors so asked me if he could help xD so I couldn't say no. I'm glad I did though Smiley He has very good taste I think.

My photography skills kind of failed on this one (a perfectly white background somehow turned sky blue), and I can't even blame it on the camera because I was using my dad's brand new DSLR (which was a dream to take pictures with by the way), but I love how the red beads on this one reflect in the sunlight.

This one reminds me of maybe a lavender peppermint candy with all of its stripeyness. It makes me smile but I'm not sure why. I guess I just like color.

This is the only one that I made in a spiralling style. Well actually that's not true. I made a really cute clip that matched but came out messy because I made it first and was experimenting so I decided to just keep it, but it fell out of my bag when I was out shopping Sad

And here are a couple shots of my awesome friends who agreed to model them for me and who I think did a pretty good job at it Cheesy

Another one of my poof headbands, but this one is a bit bigger and brighter. All these pics were taken in my super green backyard back home.

I like this one, it looks so sweet in this picture.

And to round things off Ill put in a group photo Smiley

Hope you enjoyed! (Haha I love how my descriptions for each pic get shorter as you get further and further down the post xD)

7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - March 5,2010 on: March 06, 2010 05:21:30 PM
Mm Cheesy That looks yummy. What kind of fiber is it? It's shiny.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - March 5,2010 on: March 05, 2010 03:05:31 PM
I definitely love the subtle pop the blue bamboo gives to the yarn Smiley.

I just got a spindle last week and have been spinning nonstop since then.
My first yarn was just undyed wool that came with my kit. 2.2 ounces, 30 yards and very very uneven.

Then I went and bought some gorgeous merino roving from our local LYS, and as soon as I got home I had to start spinning again. I spun up all of the two ounces of orange roving I bought, and it ended up coming out a little less uneven than the first time around Smiley. As soon as my cousin saw it, she claimed it, and I think I'm going to make her a shortish drop stitch scarf out of it. Its 60 yards so I hope that's enough.

And an extra shot of it still on the drop spindle because I love how this photo looks and you can see how the merino's a little shiny.

And then my third adventure with spinning. I had two ounces of a gorgeous teal, an ounce of raspberry, and an ounce of white and I wanted to have enough spun yarn of one color so i could make myself a hat so i decided i was going to spin it all together alternating colors. So I ended up getting tons of practice with joining. And then I realized when you spin two different colors together you get a swirly striping effect so I had fun playing with that. So I spun around 3-3.5 ounces of this, and it ended up being about 140 yards.

And a picture of all of it on the drop spindle. ( I had to spin it supporting it on the ground or my desk by the end because all the weight from the yarn was breaking the yarn otherwise.)

And a shot of it being wrapped so you can better see the colors and the swirling.

I'm sorry, I know this is a ridiculous number of pictures, but I'm really proud of my first yarns. So one last picture of them all together, because I love how you can see the improvement between the first one and my second ones, and then no more pictures xD.
9  California / California: North / Buying Mill End Roving from Sheep Shed Together? (From the Bay Area-Fremont) on: February 19, 2010 12:22:42 AM
Hi Smiley I was wondering if anyone from the bay area was up for buying some wool for spinning together. I really want to buy some, but I just bought my first spindle and really doubt I can go through more than a pound of wool that quickly, and shipping ups the price per pound a lot when you don't buy much. So I was thinking maybe if I could get someone else who was willing to buy like 2 lb, and I could buy like 2 lb and that would be approximately 11/pound of roving. I could front the cost, and then whoever was doing it with me could pay for it when they're picking it up, or the other way around if you'd prefer. But I really would love some inexpensive roving, so I wanted to just throw this out here.
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: The Banner / Logo critique thread! on: February 18, 2010 02:16:33 PM
Melvinator I love your banner! It really draws my attention.

This are my prototype banners for my shop. Its going to be a variety of different items, mostly headbands with flowers and feathers, but also different kinds of stenciled items as well. The heart is one of my stencils that I just finished sketching out. All of the profits from whatever I sell are going to go to a charity (not sure which one yet), but that's kind of what I based my name off of. Well, that and the fact that what I sell will be more whimsical than anything else. If anyone has any suggestions for either the banner or my name, I'd be highly appreciative. And I'm not sure what to make my avatar as.

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