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11  Re: Quilt Blocks v 2.0! (a-long ;) in Craftalongs by faerieflings on: September 30, 2007 09:04:47 AM
I finished my prairie flower this morning, and I may have the first quilting-related injury of this block-a-long!  I sliced open my finger with my rotary cutter when I was careless with my hand placement.  Thankfully I didn't bleed on my blocks!

Anyway, picture!
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12  Re: Quilt Blocks v 2.0! (a-long ;) in Craftalongs by faerieflings on: September 15, 2007 07:26:03 PM
My first block ever with triangles!  WOO!

And yes, I am fully aware that none of my seams match up.  Oh well!
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13  Knit toddler capris; Now with pattern! in Knitting: Completed Projects by faerieflings on: September 15, 2007 05:33:16 AM
I am so proud of these things!  I started them last month, and this week decided I would finish them or bust, which left my hands rather cramped, lol.  They're made from Peace Fleece 100% Wool in Latvian Lavander (which makes them usable as a diaper cover over cloth nappies!).  The pattern is my own made by picking apart elements I liked from other patterns that worked well in some aspects but not others, and totally reworking gauge suggested by those patterns.  The only thing I might do differently in the future is incorporate short rows into the backside so it doesn't pull down as much when she bends or sits.

Anyway, onto the fun part, PICTURES!  This is all pre-blocking, I wanted to try them on too much to wait, hehe.  Oh, and pardon the state of my living room, I was too busy knitting to clean yesterday.  Grin

And no, there is not orange dirt on her butt or any orange in the yarn, her diaper underneath has orange aliens on it and it's visible through the unblocked stitches.  Cheesy

ETA: pattern in the 5th reply in this topic!
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14  Black/White/orange quilt finally finished! in Quilting: Completed Projects by faerieflings on: September 04, 2007 03:32:35 PM
First quilt!  It's black, white and orange with black satin binding (store bought, not up to making my own binding just yet!) and white chenille backing.  The chenille is so soft, but it's really prone to wrinkling and bunching while being quilted.  Good thing it's the reverse and most people won't be looking at it.  Some of the white threads from my first ripped out attempt at binding are still visible, but those should all come out with time.

This is laid on my coffee table, it's about a small crib size.


This last one shows more true colors and the patterns.
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15  Pink and gray damask dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by faerieflings on: September 01, 2007 06:36:35 AM
I love finding pretty fabric on sale!  I saw this and knew it was destined to be a dress for my little girl.  The pattern was my own free handed.  Next time I'll make the neck larger and the shoulders a smidgen narrower.  Overall, I think it came out pretty cute!

I don't know if you can see it, but this pic is supposed to show that the sleeves are tucked and gathered to puff a little bit.
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16  pink and black houndstooth skirt for $2 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by faerieflings on: August 11, 2007 08:26:07 PM
I had a specific look in mind, and while that didn't work out, the result is really awesome.  I wanted a banded pleated skirt, and the pleats look more like ruffles, but I still love the skirt.  I cut the top part as if I was making a micro-mini (eeek!  not on this mother-of-two body!) and then instead of hemming it I pinned and sewed the bottom part on it.  I am really really happy with it!  I used up almost all of the yard of fabric (60in wide) I bought to make it (it was in the bargain steals at Hancock fabrics, discounted to $2 a yard!).

Without further ado:

side (and you can see the back is fuller and a touch longer than the front)

Pardon the few stray threads I didn't see peeking out there at the bottom, and my jeans thrown on the couch there!
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17  Pretty black and burgundy dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by faerieflings on: August 09, 2007 04:00:08 PM
This dress would have been super easy if I hadn't picked such tricky fabric!  The black is a velour, and was so slippy!  Even with pins it would not stay aligned.  The red fabric likes to split and pucker.  However, I totally got to witness my daughter's first ever "look, it's so pretty!" twirl, so all that frustration is forgotten!  Also, I sewed down the zipper without bunching the fabric, which is a first!  I would go look at the pattern I used (and altered slightly) but my lovely model is asleep on my lap at the moment.  My only changes were skipping the sleeve elastic and not making the ruffled underskirt.  It was a two hour project (spread over several days) only because of my fabric choices.

Oh, and pardon the model's comatose older brother (and the horrible mess!), even with the ac on, an afternoon siesta to beat the heat was required.

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18  Simple summer dress *first post* in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by faerieflings on: July 30, 2007 04:08:22 PM
This was a really simple dress, tho I screwed it up twice (what do you mean I can't sew the dress and the lining together at the top and do it like a tank top?).  The fabric is the Goldfish to Go print from Heather Ross, and the straps are from some ribbon I had handy.  It's lined using one of my husband's discarded undershirts.  It's a little too roomy at the top, but I'm hoping that means it will still fit next summer (and if I'm lucky, the one after).

Oh, and my lovely model wouldn't stand still, something about 13 month olds not needing to stand still unless they're asleep...

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