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1  Craftster Craft Challenges / CHALLENGE 128 ENTRIES / Re: gizmo! on: November 10, 2019 11:43:23 AM
Oh, he's so cute!!! Fantastic costume.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: reupholstered chair~ handsewn using found materials (chair and fabric) on: November 10, 2019 11:32:48 AM
The chair looks great! I really like the fabric you used.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Re: Fiber Friday on: November 10, 2019 11:23:49 AM
It made my hands ache much more than I ever expected, so I'll probably get back to it after I'm done making all the holiday gifts for my family.
Oh no! I have that problem with spindle spinning, too, and it bugs my shoulder. I haven't noticed it with the wheel, though. I wonder if those compression gloves would help that.

Oh how I miss Fiber Fridays!!!  Beautiful skeins!  Your boys are going to be soooo happy with their new hats!  I can almost feel the squishiness from here!!


I've been busy weaving these last few weeks.  I really need to get back on the wheel.  A new spinner and her mother dropped by tonight. She's trying to decide on a wheel so I let her try my 3 out.  Know anyone looking for an Ashford Elizabeth 30" Anniversary double treadle???

Thank you! That's awesome that you're 'enabling' new crafters!  Wink  I don't know any spinners IRL, and I currently don't have room for a big, gorgeous wheel like that (however much I would love to have one).
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday on: November 09, 2019 06:20:57 AM
Thank you for all of the kind words!  Kiss

Oh how beautiful!  I just learned how to spin with a drop spindle and I have a long ways to go before my yarn looks anything as beautiful as yours! Shocked

Thank you! You'll get there! Consistency comes with practice (the fractal skein is the most consistent I have managed). I still have a lot to learn, too. I just learned how to spin on a wheel and ply a few months ago.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Re: 50 PROJECTS 2019, sign ups open all year. on: November 08, 2019 02:02:07 PM
TTC, your spinning is wonderful and your crocheting is making such good use of the yarn. I especially like the beautiful randomness of the fractal yarn. What type wheel are you using? Looks much too even to be drop spindles.  P.S., may I borrow your sons for my birthday? My husband could benefit from their guidance on gift selection.  Grin

Thank you so much! Not gonna lie, I'm a little in love with this yarn. All. The. Colors. Cheesy

I'm using an Electric Eel Wheel Nano. It's so tiny and better suited to thinner yarns, but I kind of like pushing boundaries. I'm having so much fun with it that it makes me want a big wheel really bad, though. (My kids are still small, so I bought the roving for myself and they gave it to me. Takes the pressure off my husband, too. lol)
6  Craftster Craft Challenges / CHALLENGE 128 ENTRIES / Toga! Toga! Toga! on: November 08, 2019 10:44:46 AM
We were invited to a toga party for Halloween. The theme was an Animal House toga party, but I went for a more historically accurate Greek chiton...but, still made from bed sheets. Cheesy

The 'togas' and wraps are made from cheap flat sheets, dyed with RIT dye...red, purple, and peach. Our belts are just gold ribbon and cording. My DH's headband is three strands of gold leaf ribbon stitched to black ribbon. There's a bit of elastic in back to make it a stretchy. The brooches are faceted glass gems sewn on black felt.




7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday on: November 08, 2019 10:08:31 AM
I know there haven't been Fiber Friday posts for quite a while, but, it's Friday and I have a few finished skeins. Wink

My boys bought me some roving for my birthday last month and I've been happily spending a lot of time with my wheel.

I got a grab bag of random bits of dyed Merino and some of it ended up in this fractal-spun rainbow. (105g, about 158yds of worsted-aran weight)





The boys wanted new Winter hats - Mario power-up mushroom earflap hats in blue and red, to be specific. I spun up some Merino in red, blue, and white. Some of the white I then dyed with coffee (not pictured). It's about 450 yards in total, bulky and so squishy!


Thanks for looking, and happy Friday!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 PROJECTS 2019, sign ups open all year. on: November 08, 2019 09:54:30 AM
Cute ornaments, BigBangMama!

We went to a toga party this Halloween, sadly, I didn't get a picture of my DH's. They're made from cheap sheets, dyed with RIT dyes.



I made a cozy bandana cowl for my nephew. The yarn is an alpaca/acrylic blend and so very soft.


My SIL's birthday is coming up, so I made her a tote bag.


My boys got me some Merino roving for my birthday so that I could make them some new Winter hats. Here is the yarn I spun up for that purpose.


They also got me a grab bag of random colors, so I spun some of it up into this fractal yarn.


I've had this handspun in my stash for years, spun from roving I received in a swap. I finally used it to make a hat and neckwarmer set for DS2.


It's been snowing here all week, so I'm all about crafting warm and cozy things.  Cheesy
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Fairy door and house on: November 01, 2019 04:47:31 PM
Soooo cool! I have no words. What a lovely gift.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Dragon Shawl in Filet Crochet on: October 10, 2019 11:48:19 AM
What can I say that hasn't already been said? This is absolutely gorgeous.
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