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1  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 44 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by contrivant on: March 26, 2009 11:45:45 AM
I received some beautifully carded batts from PurpleHeather today!

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2  Re: Fibre Friday - 6th March 2009 - First of Spring! in Spinning: Completed Projects by contrivant on: March 06, 2009 06:57:32 PM
I finished this last weekend, thought I'd share it's from limegreenjelly and the color is Tapestry

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3  Re: Fiber Friday December 12th, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by contrivant on: December 12, 2008 09:43:58 AM
Yay! My very first fiber Friday! I've only been spinning a few weeks, so don't judge me  Grin lol

It's Lorna's Laces Mt. Creek

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4  My first sweater - Central Park Hoodie in Knitting: Completed Projects by contrivant on: November 25, 2008 06:39:07 AM
I just got a chance to get some good pics today since I'm off this week (yay for being a teacher!)  Anyways, I finished this on the 7th, 8 days before my one year knitaversary!  I can't believe all I've learned this year Smiley 

I present, in Malabrigo, no less, my Central Park Hoodie.

This project wasn't at all difficult but there were a lot of pitfalls!  My husband accidentally felted the back by closing the washer lid, so had to reknit that...then halfway through the sleeves, I closed the door of my car and left the ball of yarn on the outside so I lost a whole skein of yarn *cry*  The construction is quite easy and the only things I changed were the shoulders which I short rowed, and did a zip instead of buttons.  It fits like a glove Smiley
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5  Re: Conquered! Amy Butler Weekender Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by contrivant on: February 04, 2008 05:26:11 PM
Sure, I haven't sewed my hole closed yet because I'm being naughty, or lazy Smiley You pick LOL

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6  Conquered! Amy Butler Weekender Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by contrivant on: February 04, 2008 03:41:08 PM
I did it! I did it!

I'm so very excited because this is basically the reason I *started* sewing in the first place.  I adore this bag, and I wanted to make it to match my purse I'd made just a few weeks ago.  It's ready right on time for my honeymoon next week and I couldn't be happier with it.  Well, until I iron it, then I'll be happier with it. Smiley

Anyways, no big mods except I chose to use the outer fabric to do the handles and used regular bias tape instead of using the lining to do the piping  because that's how I did my purse, and I used well interfaced quilting weight fabric instead of home dec.  I couldn't find any home dec to spark any interest with me.  Without further ado...

Comments appreciated Smiley
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7  My first cables, Fetching! in Knitting: Completed Projects by contrivant on: January 26, 2008 10:57:06 AM
I am *so* proud of myself.  I'm thinking not bad since I've been knitting for about 3 months.  I'm actually starting to see some real improvement finally Cheesy

I still need to block it, but other than that, it's done.

I'm having the worst time weaving in ends still, I really need to figure out what I'm doing wrong there...
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8  I came, I saw, I serged in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by contrivant on: January 18, 2008 08:00:16 PM
I bought myself a serger with my Christmas money like 2 weeks ago.  Well, I finally pulled it out today, read the manual, and this is what came of it.

I'm really proud of it!  Every seam, every raw edge, is nicely encased.  It really wasn't hard to use at all, of course, I was only doing a regular serge on the edges lol

Still, it's only the 3rd clothing project I've ever done, it fits, and it's neat Cheesy

It's the Asian Dream pattern from Sew What Skirts. 

Now I just need a shirt to match Wink
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9  My newest bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by contrivant on: January 12, 2008 08:14:00 PM
I totally made my dream purse today.  I'm seriously in love here.  Isn't it great when you're always like, "Oh this is crap" when you make things and then all the sudden, one day, you make a bag you just adore?? It's the perfect size, a good shape, great fabric, and it's handmade without looking handmade <3

I'm seriously in love.  It's done in Amy Butler on the outside with bias tape piping I made with my new piping foot Smiley Too easy!

The inside is made up from some unknown FQs from my local quilt shop.

The bag is particularly sturdy because I found the perfect combination of interfacing (for me, at least) which will make the bag stand up on it's own, and be soft, not too stiff, without being fluffy (like with fusible fleece)  It has a zippered pocket inside, and pockets on the front and back of the outside.

Anyways, I love it!!!!  It may be my last bag for a while *sadness*

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10  Ball sack a.k.a. On-the-go craft sack...ball sack is funnier though :) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by contrivant on: January 09, 2008 12:58:27 PM
I had a delightfully disastrous crafty day.  It started with a purse I've been working on.  Total failure *tosses in the trash*

Then I tried to make some polymer clay cupcakes, burnt 'em. (I know, off topic, but I'm leading into something)

So I said, I'm going to try to make something I have no tutorials for and it's going to turn out perfect *snarl*

And it turned out pretty good Smiley

Without further ado, my ball sack!!! Muahahahaha!

I've been wanting something I could carry my knitting in when I'm out and about, for a while...so I concocted this pattern using a tiny bit of *gasp* Geometry.  I friggin hate Geometry.  But it turned out well, and I can use it to carry embroidery projects or whatever Smiley

At any rate, in case any crazy ball sack lovers out there wanted to know how to make their own, I put my semi-crappy version of a tutorial up on my blog here.  I would copy and paste but blogger uses a different coding than Craftster on posts, and I have no patience to fix all the urls to the pictures.  My apologies for that.

I still need to thread some cording to close it, but other than that, it's complete Smiley 

Suggestions or comments welcome Wink
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