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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Jewelry Organization on: July 06, 2009 10:55:34 AM
After months of having pieces of jewelry scattered here and there, I finally decided to do something about it after stumbling upon this article on Apartment Therapy:  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/look/look-heathers-diy-peg-board-jewelry-organizer-085662

It. is. AWESOME.

I don't have access to a saw so I bought some pegboard at a hardware store and had it cut to fit a frame I already had, bought some s-hooks and a couple nifty "tool holders" for my bracelets and necklaces.  I LOVE the final result.

Here are the results!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Quick and Easy Dress on: June 05, 2008 08:37:28 PM
I made my little cousin this dress and loved it so much, I made myself a matching shirt... and then a strapless dress of the same material.  Here are the pics:

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Easy Bolero on: May 26, 2008 10:20:32 AM
I got the pattern for this bolero from ten feet high (http://kellymaher.wordpress.com/2007/07/04/ribbed-lace-bolero/)  The one in the pictures is actually my second attempt (the first one came out too big- totally my fault). 

I used Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends for this bolero and knit it up in about 6 hours total- its super easy  Smiley

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 20 minute strapless dress on: April 28, 2008 05:48:22 PM
I saw the pattern for this dress on the Joann's website (heres the direct link for the dress: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat833847&PRODID=xprd73876) this past winter.  I thought it was cute and now that its warm enough to wear it, I finally got around to buying the fabric.  I think I might add straps of some kind but as it is, it really did take 20 minutes  Smiley

I may have have to take off an inch or two around the waist cuz it puffs up funny.... of maybe thats how it is...?

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Wristlets Galore! (pic heavy) on: April 23, 2008 11:37:04 PM
Ok well not really galore- there are only three but I got the tutorial from javajem (http://javajem.blogspot.com/2008/02/wristlet-tutorial.html ), made one, fell in love, and then made a few more for my SIL and her sister (since I don't have any, they're my surrogate sisters  Grin).  I use mine to carry my phone, wallet, keys, and inhaler when I go to the gym (every now and then)

Anyhow, here are the pics!

The first one I made:

The SIL's wristlet:

The SIL's sister's Bag:

And all three:

Hope you like!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Faux Column Scarf (with pattern) on: February 20, 2008 03:48:18 AM
My friend's mom taught me how to make this and I believed I stumbled into various patterns that are very similar.  I used 1 1/2 skeins of Patons "Nuance" in the color Highlands.  I find it a little itchy but so far its gotten lots of compliments.  Wink

Here's how it goes:

CO 18 stitches** (I believe any multiple of three will work)

R1:*K1, yo, K2tog, repeat from* to end

Repeat this row until you're satisfied with the length of your scarf Smiley

Bind off and enjoy.

**If you add and extra stitch (say, 19 instead of 18) and slip it at the beginning of the row, the edges look prettier
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Beginner Beanie (with link to pattern) on: February 20, 2008 03:36:17 AM
I found this great website (http://www.aokcorral.com/projects/how2sept2004.htm) that broke everything down wonderfully and heres the outcome:

I made it with what was left of a skein and it wasn't enough to cover my head well so this little beanie is being donated to Head Huggers (http://www.headhuggers.org/guidelines.htm), a site that aims to "provide free knitted, crocheted, fleece/soft fabric hats for those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, brain surgery, burn wounds, etc."

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The Man-Scarf on: February 20, 2008 03:18:57 AM
When I was knitting everyone their Christmas scarves, I found it difficult to knit something up for a man so here's what I ended up making my brother-

Its all garter stitch (I was-and am- still in my beginning stages) and the color was simply switched at the end of about 10 rows until it reached about 5 feet.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My 1st Tote (reversible) on: February 20, 2008 02:50:57 AM
This tote was made using mi_cocoo's fabulous Easy Peasy Tote tutorial.  Here's how it turned out-

Heres the reverse.  Smiley I put a little pocket more for practice than function and its kind of useless but cute

And one more for good measure

Its not perfect as it is my first sewing project in 5 years but I LOVE it and cant wait to take it to the beach!! Cheesy
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Striped Beanie on: February 20, 2008 02:44:10 AM
I absolutely love my new beanie!  Here it is in all its glory:

The was free pattern came from whatifknits (http://www.whatifknits.com/?cat=59) only I made it on straight needles and decreased until I had about 12 stitches left.  I used Patons SWS yarn in Natural Plum which- although slightly itchy- is gorgeous!!  Loved it so much I'm working on a matching scarf :
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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