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1  Yellow and Grey Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by mamaedgar on: July 29, 2013 11:11:49 AM
It took me over a week, but I finally finished a new bag I have been working on.  It's been so long since I last made something for myself and now that my kids are getting older I can start carrying smaller bags again!!  I used a loop type closure with a magnetic fastener and a big ol' "fake" button.  I am terribly happy with how it turned out Smiley

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2  Cute Bunny With Removable Skirt in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by mamaedgar on: April 13, 2013 08:46:36 PM
I just finished this little bunny for my son's preschool silent auction.  You can't see the body very well, but I used a different style to make her.  I started with the head and decreased for the neck, then increased for the shoulders and simply pinched off either side of the neck to form the arms.  As I am writing this it sounds a little convoluted so I will just skip that explanation.  Anyways, there was no joining involved .... which I have always hated doing anyways!  The dress was a struggle to do, but I think it turned out okay!  Hope you like her!

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3  Lacy Beach Cover Up in Knitting: Completed Projects by mamaedgar on: April 13, 2013 08:38:47 PM
I started this beach coverup/sweater about a year ago and finished it last October, but never managed to get photos of it! I wore it today over top of jeans and a black t-shirt as these spring days are a little chilly still!  I used Sirdar Just Bamboo Yarn that I got on sale, and the pattern booklet came with it.  After attempting several different other patterns I came bak to the Sirdar booklet and went at it!  I brought the neckline up a lot, and lengthened it at the hem, so I could throw it over top of a swimsuit and have ample coverage of my behind!  Here is the Ravelry Link *i hope this is okay to post a link ... the rules have changed since I first joined Craftster) with a few notes:


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4  My St. Patricks Day Levenwick Sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by mamaedgar on: March 26, 2012 11:30:32 AM
I picked up the Levenwick pattern from Brooklyn Tweed a while ago, and just fell in love with it! I got to work on it right away, and eleven days later I had myself a sweater.  This is the fourth sweater I have knit for myself and i think it's my favourite so far!

It was a fairlt easy pattern, though I changed it a bit.  The pattern called for reverse stockinette, but with te yarn i chose, regular stockinette looked better.  I chose some vintage buttons from my stash, but only had 6 that matched, so for the top button I found one with a brass four leaf clover on it.  Perfect, since I knit the sweater over St. Patricks Day! Anyways, onto the photos:

not a great photo as it distorts the colour, but it shows how it looks with the top unbuttoned
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5  Glam Turban Hat! in Knitting: Completed Projects by mamaedgar on: December 17, 2011 09:56:39 PM
I finally decided it was time to make a hat for myself.  We just moved and I can't find any of my knitting needles!  I did manage to find a pair of straight 3mm needles, but how do you make a hat on straight needles?  Enter in the Drops "Edith Piaf" Hat with Band pattern!  It was a super easy, slightly boring pattern, but I think it turned out great!  The band at the front is a bit thick, but I added a brooch and think that fixed the look.  Anyways let me know what you think!

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6  Mid Century Modern Wreath (with tutorial) in Winter Holidays by mamaedgar on: December 08, 2011 04:24:54 PM
I decided to finally make a wreath, so I sketched up some ideas and came up with this!

I started off by studying some sun burst clocks from the 1950's, then went to work!

I'll do a short tutorial, if you want to create your own untraditional wreath!


Styrofoam wreath
White Duct Tape (or ribbon)
Bamboo Skewers
Styrofoam balls (mine were already covered in glitter!)
modge podge or acrylic medium
Clear Protectant Spray

I cut out the diamond shapes, painted them, then covered them in medium to adhere the glitter.  After the glitter was dry I sprayed them with the Protectant Spray to hold the glitter in place.  I then covered the wreath in duct tape and covered with medium, then glitter, and a spray of protectant spray.  I painted the skewers white, then thread the blue glitter balls on.  I glued the red diamonds onto some more bamboo skewers and stuck them all around the wreath.

I decided to add a cardboard bow, also covered in glitter!  There you go!

Here are some close ups!  Hope you like it!

PS:  i know .... our door desperately needs to be painted, just try to ignore it, I do!
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7  Re: Dia de los Muertos / Mexican Folk Art Swap GALLERY (send outs 5/30) in The Swap Gallery by mamaedgar on: July 13, 2011 04:59:53 PM
My package to JPea never arrived and I was asked to post what I made anyways.  It's rather upsetting as I put a lot of work into this package!!  Anyways, here's what went missing:

This is the bag/purse I made for her.  I put in little metal feet at the bottom and a magnetic closure.  The handles are painted wood.

This is the wallet I made for her.  This was by far the most work ..... I'd never made a wallet before and used a tutorial (can't remember which one right now, but i can look it up if anyone is interested).

here you can see the magnetic closure and the many card slots and pockets!

These are the necklaces I made for JPea.  The last one didn't turn out that well, but i sent in anyways.  I also sent her all the remaining yardage of the fabric i used for the bag and wallet.  I also sent a few other things, rubber skeleton and some other things i think ..... can't remember it was so long ago!  I do still hope she receives it one day!

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8  Re: One Tiny Stuffie Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by mamaedgar on: April 18, 2011 11:57:32 AM
My swap partner AMIFRIENDS asked me to post photos of the critter i sent her!  I have written down the pattern and will email it to anyone who wants it, so send me a message with your email if you want it!

I put a pipe cleaner in his tail so it's posable!! i also sent some postcards from my city and a set of lino print cards!

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9  A Sweater fo Me! in Knitting: Completed Projects by mamaedgar on: April 16, 2011 09:34:34 AM
I started knitting 5 months ago.  This was my second sweater and it was for me!! I used the Mayim pattern and found it fairly easy with the help of knittinghelp.com of course!  I learned a lot and feel a lot more confident about knitting now!

The yarn is Galway Highland Heather ... can't remember what the color was called though!  I used 4 skeins i think.

Here is the ravelry link:

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10  My First Little Hoodie in Knitting: Completed Projects by mamaedgar on: April 16, 2011 09:30:46 AM
I have been knitting now for five months. I have completed 3 sweaters and am working on another .... it's hooked!  Well i WAS hooked .... i have crochetted for five years and was always afraid to learn to knit, but now i've done it!  And I can't get enough!  Here is the first sweater i ever made!  I'll be posting the others soon!

I used a pattern from the Lion Brand Free Pattern site.  It was easy and fun, though I wasn't a fan of sewing seams.  It's almost too small for him now and that's a bit sad.  I suppose I'll just have to have another baby so it can be used again!

I don't remember what yarn i used, but i think it was an alpaca blend.

Here is the ravelry Link:

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