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1  Re: Hat made from something quite unorthodox, (check it out) in Crochet: Completed Projects by longwinterfarm on: July 08, 2007 01:09:08 PM
Awesome!  I hit this rocks too. The paisley on top has to be the sexiest part.  Nice work, soldier!
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2  Aran Island Mittens from Folk Mittens in Knitting: Completed Projects by longwinterfarm on: July 06, 2007 05:30:27 AM
Aran Island Mittens from Folk Mittens by Marcia Lewandowski. My last completed knitting project!  They only took me about a month, but before you get disgusted, you should know that I was pregnant and seriously milking it.  They're my first attempt at mittens (uuugh, thumbs suck!) and my second attempt at cabling.  If you can't tell, I like the deep end.  Oh, and I chose green (lamb's pride worsted) instead of natural white because I touch filthy things in the winter time.  And I'm a nonconformist.  And I like things to match my eyes.  Roll Eyes

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3  Tutorial-Minky, Fabric, and Flower Hair Clip in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by longwinterfarm on: July 04, 2007 06:21:27 PM
OK, so this is a bit of a no-brainer, but I just joined and figured I'd contribute something.  So there! Tongue

Here comes the tutorial, ready?

You need:

Silk flower(s)
Coordinating fabric(s)
Dritz covered button kit in size of your choice (I got this 3/4" in Joann)
Needle nosed pliars
Hot glue gun + glue
Fabric pen/pencil for tracing
Clip of your choice (spring, bendy, bobby pin, etc)

And helpful (albeit thoroughly confused) assistant, of course

Step 1: Ruin the flowers (this is my favorite part)

Step 2: Glue leaf to the underside of the bottom petal set

Step 3: Glue clip to leaf

Step 4: Start gluing petal sets one at a time, making sure the center holes match up

Step 5: Trace and cut out some fabric petal sets (I did 2 for this one)

Step 6: Continue adding petal sets until you're reasonably happy

Step 7: Complain about all the glue on your thumb ("#%$@&!!!")

Step 8: Cut out a circle of fabric for your center button (I used minky, but you can use whatever.  Don't worry, the kits come with a template on the back.)

Step 9: Place the fabric over the white plastic mold, and stuff the button dome into the center

Step 10: Remove the hook from the button back

Step 11: Tuck the fabric into the button, put the back in place, and pop it into place with the blue plastic button back popper thing.  (If you're using minky and are a wuss like me, you'll have to put the whole ensemble under a couch leg and jump on the couch.)

Step 12: Glue the button to the center of the flower...

...Tada!  I even frayed the edges of the fabric for some extra funk after taking that last pic.  Oh, and please excuse my finger toes! Roll Eyes
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