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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A last minute survival hat (w/pattern link) on: January 28, 2008 03:28:46 AM
Great hat! I like how the pattern shows off the yarn!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: 1st embroidered project - wrist cuff on: October 22, 2007 02:56:50 AM
I don't think it looks bad, I like it!

Embroidery is really not about being 'perfect' (whatever that is...) I think, and I find your bracelet really pretty. It reminds me of summer and surf and sun. Keep embroidering!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Purse...or Pillow? on: September 04, 2007 06:52:38 AM
Wow! This looks sooo cozy!
The contrast in colours in materials is great, the shape is very cool - I really love it!

P.S. How big is it?
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My dad's old watercolor collages - revisited! on: September 02, 2007 11:42:56 AM
It does look like an angel! These are very beautiful, if I could get ahold of them, I'd definitely buy them  Wink
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Iris folded art piece on: September 02, 2007 11:38:25 AM
That is so beautiful - the longer I'm looking at it and the more details I'm discovering, the more interesting it gets!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you embroider on? I need ideas! on: September 01, 2007 12:30:10 AM
Polo shirts are great material, I think.
The fabric gives you a little orientation, and you can embroider something small and funny or a monogram where others have their crocodile. Thread in the same colour looks just as good as contrast colours.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: pin cushions from china ware on: September 01, 2007 12:09:17 AM
Thank you kellen, but I like them so much (they each have their own personality - creepy...) that I also just give them away to friends and family.

I cut a  circle of fabric, stuff it with a bit of batting, shove in the steelwool and sew gathers around the edge and pull it up tight so it is like a button of fabric. I then add another glob of glue into the cup and put the stuffed "button" inside and hold it down until the glue sets, about 3-4 minutes.

I use pretty much the same method, without the steel wool - don't like the feeling of needle on steel. Also, I think it's good to check how easily a needle goes through the fabric. Sometimes fabrics are woven so tight, the needles leave holes and it's hard to get them through.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: pin cushions from china ware on: August 31, 2007 12:06:32 PM
They are really nice - I actually made something like that a few months ago, after being inspired by a woman selling teacup-pincushions on etsy.
Here are mine:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd296/Phoenixfromtheashes_album/AllemeineFreunde.jpg

I only had one espresso cup by hand, so I used tiny flower pots and a bowl. Of course, my favorite is the strawberry...
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Accidental School Matron Dress! on: August 27, 2007 09:12:09 AM
After just reading for a long time, this is my first post - because I am sooo amazed by your dress!
I believe it's just perfect as it is, very hot and not matron-like at all in my eyes. The frills go so well with the simplicity of the rest of it.
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