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1  First Time at Melt n Pour Soaps. . . Turtles Frogs and Roses! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Zanti MissKnit on: December 10, 2006 04:21:22 PM
Here's my first attempt:

I made the Victorian Rose soaps and my husband made the frog and turtle soaps.  I did layered colors on mine (lilac and peach) and he used lime green on his.

I think I'm going to like doing this!  Grin
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2  Two New Outfits for Summer! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Zanti MissKnit on: July 07, 2006 07:35:48 AM
I made two new outfits for summer in the past month.

Here's my latest creation -- a green cotton pique summer dress!

I got the fabric a couple of years ago at a local fabric shop for about $1.99/yard (I bought about 5 yards!). I used a McCall's pattern M4829 (view D) that I won on eBay some time ago.

This was my first time successfully making spaghetti straps! I bought a Dritz "Loop Turner" at JoAnn Fabrics, and even though it took a couple of tries (and shredded the easily-shredible fabric), I was able to make them. This was also my first time making pleats.

A few weeks ago, I finished this top and skirt:

I made the shirt from New Look Pattern # 6176, View A, from some 70s pink, brown and black roller skating fabric that I got off eBay.  I didn't have my loop turner yet, and became increasingly frustrated with trying to turn the spaghetti straps, so I used satin ribbon and the hardware needed to make bra straps (i.e., the straps are adjustable!).  I also used the ribbon for the mock-corseting in the back -- there are loops on either side, and I just put a ribbon through them and tie a nice bow. 

I refashioned the skirt from a dress I had made years ago that was too big for me.  It's still a little big; I may take apart the waistband and put darts in it.

I think I'm all set for summer now!   Grin

More pics of the top & skirt combo at this blog post:  http://zantimissknit.blogspot.com/2006/06/im-not-dead.html

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3  First Pair of Socks! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Zanti MissKnit on: April 30, 2006 09:08:45 AM
I have been knitting a year and a half and FINALLY got a pair of socks done!

Details on my blog.
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4  Tokay Tote Bag! (Image Heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Zanti MissKnit on: April 24, 2006 04:33:22 PM
I made one of these Tokay tote bags for Mommabear1963 in the Reptile Lovers Swap, but I had to make one for myself too.

It's at a weird angle in this pic.  I'd take a pic of my wearing it but I'm in my nightgown already (just showered).  It's really big, though.

The purse opens by lifting up his mouth, revealing the super-sharp gecko teeth inside:

Tokay geckos eat a lot of bugs, so what better to line the inside of his head with but -- bug fabric!!!!

Here's a side view of the purse, with a small pocket and my Zanti MissKnit label strategically placed where everyone can see:

I'm thinking of making more for my future Etsy shop.  Do you think they would sell?

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5  Beaded Mom Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Zanti MissKnit on: April 24, 2006 04:27:37 PM
I made this purse about 6 years ago, when I took a class as MassArt called "Imaging on Fabric". 

The purse is made of a crushed velvet upholstery fabric.  I think I may have used a basic pattern for it but I'm not sure.  The picture is of my Mom; it's a photo my Dad took in the late 50s when they were dating.  He has it on a slide; I used a Polaroid printer to print it and then transfered the image onto white cotton fabric.   

I hand-beaded the border.  It took roughly 10 hours.  I had no idea at the time what an embroidery hoop was for.

Off the top of my head, I can't give any details on how to do the Polaroid transfer, but there is probably a tute on here somewhere.  I'll probably get my equipment from my folks' house one of these days and give it another shot.
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6  Re: Turtle Jordy in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Zanti MissKnit on: April 24, 2006 04:21:48 PM
Thank you, everyone, for your kind words.

My turtle purse was lonely, so I made it a friend.

I used bits of the turtle fabric to make appliques, which I put onto the corduroy fabric. 

Closeup of the applique:

I planned on selling this in my future Etsy shop, but alas, it is flawed and I can't.  I feel the same way about the first turtle purse (the velcro inside is crooked, as is my label).  So it looks as though I have to keep it.
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7  Turtle Jordy in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Zanti MissKnit on: April 23, 2006 03:11:57 PM
Using the Jordy's fabulous tutorial, I made this purse today:

The fabric is from an old "hospital johnny" I found at a thrift store (and washed, of course!).  It's pretty small, but big enough for a wallet, cell phone, make up and keys!
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8  Re: Reptile Lovers Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Zanti MissKnit on: April 17, 2006 04:17:14 PM
Here are the swap goodies I received today from Tuatara!

Everything was packed into a nice trinket box with an applique of my snake, Sunny, on it and her name embroidered into it.  Inside were a cute lizard stuffie, an iPod cozy with a snake embroidered on it, and a bag of sour gummy snakes!

I posted bigger pics of everything on my blog. . . I don't want to be a bandwidth pig by posting them all here.

Thank you, Tuatara!!!
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9  Re: Has anyone made anything from the 2006 Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Zanti MissKnit on: April 10, 2006 04:47:37 PM
So, I finished my Opening Night wristlets/fingerless gloves/whatever you call them:

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10  Re: Odessa (Grumperina for MagKnits) KAL in Knitalongs by Zanti MissKnit on: March 27, 2006 04:15:29 PM
Finally -- my Odessa is done!!!

More pics and details on my blog.
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