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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / 5 Pound Candy Wreaths on: November 25, 2007 10:44:21 AM
When I was in high school some friend of my mom's taught me to make these.     The 8 inch rings are the easiest and quickest to make.  They take me about 1 hour to do (depending on the type of candies used).    These are gifts for my boyfriends g-parents and parents.   The 10 inch one will go to my mom's work.

This is a 6 inch ring.  

This is a 8 inch ring.  (this takes about an hour).

and this is a 10 inch ring.  (It took about 2 hours partially because I was doing it at work)  

I'll be making more this week and will take pics as  I make one, in case any one is interested.

Okay, here is a tut on how I do this.   If it doesn't make sense just ask, as this is my first tut.

1)   Get the necessary supplies.

2)  Attache ribbon to ring.

3)  Attache fishing wire to ring (I usually wrap around ribbon to secure ribbon.)   Start wrapping wire around ring.

4) Fold candy wrapper between twisted part and candy around wrapper.

5) Wrap wire around ring another 1/4 wrap and add more candy, snuging it close to candy already on ring.

6) Keep going around whole ring.

7) Once you get to where you started, make sure to wrap wire securely around the ring further and tie several times.

I hope this helps.  If you have any questions, let me know.  
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New Hoody on: November 13, 2007 11:04:21 PM
So, I'm really excited about finishing this hoody.  It's the first thing I've really made without calling my g-ma for help.    It's from  Simplicity 3702.



When I make another one, which I plan to do soon, I'll probably take out the pockets (they hit me right where my hips pop out) and will wait to sew the hood on until putting in the zipper.     Otherwise, I heart it!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first several FO's on: November 13, 2007 10:51:12 PM
I taught myself to knit this summer and here is a couple of my first finished things (other than a lacy scarf

Two hats I made for one of my cousins, plus a really long skinny scarf.  http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l233/girlygirltomboy/alyssashatsscarf.jpg

The hat on the left (without the pompon) is for my 6 year old cousin, who's been begging for a hat, and the one on the right is for her older sister.  http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l233/girlygirltomboy/girlshats.jpg

and this is the hat that my mom requested.  I've been working on a matching scarf while at work so I don't have any pics of it with me.  http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l233/girlygirltomboy/momshat.jpg

Thanks for looking!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first scarf! on: August 15, 2007 10:33:41 PM
I was really bored this summer (actually I was procrastinating on finishing some of my college classes that should have been done 2 terms ago) and decided I'd teach myself to knit.    So here's my first actually finished and not just sitting half done scarf...... full picture and detail
It's about 9 feet long in just some yarn that was laying around.    Smiley
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