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1  Project Accumulation in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Meggs on: March 15, 2009 07:59:59 AM
So I began my Masters in Architecture this year.  This was our first project.  The idea was to develop a module and a variation of it, then make a million of them and accumulate them to create...something. Yah, that was our project brief.  Anyhoo, here's what the end result was.  i was really happy with it.  This was developped by me and two other classmates. Materials used are scored mylar, wire for attachments and fishing wire to hang. Onto the photos.

Artsy pic

All of the modules together in a field.

From the side

Rear detail

Front detail

Hope you like!  Comment appreciated!
Photos courtesy of CFW, fellow student and the photographer at school.

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2  Cupcakes for Mummie in Knitting: Completed Projects by Meggs on: August 24, 2008 07:19:18 PM
So my mother and i are both on weight watchers and love cake and particularly cupcakes. But eating a bunch for her birthday is not the best for weight watchers participants.....so i knitted them.  My DH and his friends thought i was crazy but i knew mum would love them.  So here they are.

Here is the first pink one.

Here's the second one.  This is about the colour of my mum's dining room.

I think the first one is better.  Instead of a plastic cup i just cut out some rounds of cardboard and punched the yarn through.  and i filled it with stuffed animal filler. I used bernat satin yarn and 3.25 DPN's which were SUPER small.  But i think it ended well.  Next time i think i'm going to try and decorate them a little more.  Onto more pics.

Here they are with a latte.

Here is my puppy sitting in my yarn.  she likes to play with it while i'm trying to knit.

and here is the birthday package with card. 

As i predicted she loved them and is excited to use them for some birthday shindig she will probably host.  i meant to do 6 of them but ran out of time so she's getting the rest of them soon.

Thanks for looking.  Comments are always appreciated.
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3  Cottage Treehouse in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by Meggs on: August 12, 2008 06:42:55 PM
So when we were little my grandfather and all the men built my brother and i a treehouse at our family cottage.  Alas, after 15 years of use, it had to come down last summer.  ANd the trees just looked bare without it.  So this summer my little cousin turned 3 years old and my husband and i decided it was time for a new treehouse for the little guy, because really, what cottage is complete without a tree house?  I rest my case.  So with a bunch of friends we built a treehouse in 2 days, for less than $200 and Harry (cousin) loves it!

Onto the pics.

The platform after the first day.   We used giant 2x6s and lug bolts to attach the beams to the trees so that it is super secure. We ran out of wood. and lug bolts.

The stairs that i made with a friend.  After the beams were up, we used 2 x 4s as flooring and small 2 x 2s for the treads and stringers of the stairs.

This is the top of the stairs, we put up a little grab bar for the adults b/c it was kind of hard to get up into.

Adding the final touches to the railings.  we put a 1 ft high railing all the way around the perimeter and my hubby (that's him) put a sill on it.  THe sign my friend and i painted using a stick ( couldn't find the brushes but i think it looks better than it would with a brush) and then we nailed branches on it for "camo cover".

Artsy shot showing the pail that is pulled up using a pully, the sign and the branches.

The final hurrah shot of my hubby(to the right) and his right hand man and engineer. 

That about it.  The boys did most of the building but i helped out where i could, and designed  it with the hubby.

we didn't get many good shots of the interior because it's kind of hard to photograph in all the trees.

Thanks for looking.
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4  Wedding Advice Book for one of my bestest friends! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Meggs on: July 05, 2008 03:24:49 PM
So i can now post this becuause i am giving it to her tonight.  When i found out she and one of my oldest male friends were engaged, i called and lost my mind.  She asked me for any wedding advice i had seeing as i got married last summer.  So i decided to make her a little book of wedding advice.  And here are the photos.  I made it out of tough craft paper, some tracing paper and cutouts from magazines.  i used photo stickies to attach all the bits and pieces together.  Onto the photos!

The title page

My first advice: Dream

Write It Down

First Things First (ie: book the church):

The Dress:

The Flowers

Gift Registry

The Honeymoon (ooolala)

Final Helpful Hints

The Present Goodness

Thoughts, comments, please feel free to post.

Thanks for looking,

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5  The Big Bad Baby Blanket from SNB...finally finished! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Meggs on: June 13, 2008 11:51:30 AM
So this is the first big project and blanket i have done since i started knitting.  Anyhoo, it was a really easy...and long....knit.  I found out a cousin was pregnant in like November and started knitting.  And i totally just finished it this past week...lol.
Anyhoo, i used the baby acrylic super soft yarn in a nice yellow and knit with two strands together so it is nicve and fluffy, my DH would catch me snuggling with it at night when i was tired..hehe...so here are the pics.  Let me know what you thin!                                       

sorry about the lighting in the photos.  our apartment light are weird and the flash made the blanket look white.

Thanks for looking!
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6  Umbilical Cord hat and windy city scarf IN A SET in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by Meggs on: March 26, 2008 06:46:27 PM
Alright, so I posted these on the completed projects board and got zero response, so I am hoping to get some from my fellow SnB craftsters!    I started to make the Umbilical Cord hat for my little cousin (2.5 years old).   With the leftover yarn I made a matching windy city scarf  because i figured that it would be good for kids whose scarfs always fall off.  So here we go.

A pic of the set

and here is the hat alone

and from the top

and the hole detail that the other end of the scarf passes through.

The scarf is a little weird because i changed the pattern to match the one on the hat, so it ended up rolling in on itself, but the 2.5 year old doesn't seem to mind! 

Also i made the hat a little too large for him and so threaded elastic trhought the bottom roll up and made a kind of mushroom-ish hat.  i'll post the pics of him and his hat and scarf as soon as i can.

thanks for looking!  and any comments are appreciated!
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7  SnB Umbilical Cord Hat and Windy City Scarf Baby Set in Knitting: Completed Projects by Meggs on: March 22, 2008 09:45:35 PM
So this is my first time posting on Craftster.    Behold, the Baby Hat & Scarf Set.

 I decided to make the Umbilical Cord hat because it seemed like an easy second project to learn how to use circular needles.  
The side view.

The view of the hat from the top.

And then with the leftover ball of yarn i decided to make a Windy City Scarf and make a coordinated set.  

This is a close up of the hole detail where the other end of the scarf goes through so it doesn't fall off baby's head.  I just used the general pattern of the Windy City Scarf from the SnB book and changed the stitch pattern to match the hat. And made it smaller in length and width.

The hat and scarf are made out of multicoloured acrylic yarn and are nice and soft for a baby.

The project wasn't for my future baby(no sign of that yet) but i think i may be giving it to the women's and children's shelter.  

Any thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Thanks for looking! Grin

EDIT:  Fixed the links!  
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