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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Sashiko mending: favourite jeans on: May 08, 2017 07:46:10 AM
Thank you!

I just used scraps from other old jeans that I saved over time. Then I zig-zagged randomly until it held fast.

The yellow thread is embroidery floss, I didn't have a pattern, I just read some tutorials and went for it- and I need to do it again, because there's new holes!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Seashell stitch markers on: March 11, 2017 10:45:12 AM
Thank you! They are really easy to make, too.
I saw some with seaglass that were wire wrapped. I'm not sure about snagging with that method, though. I think that was in the stich marker swap thread!
I guess you could probably drill a hole with a dremel, but I never tried that.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Seashell stitch markers on: March 10, 2017 10:17:13 AM
I read Smeddleys post on her zentangle project an started going through all her wonderful projects, until I came upon her stitch marker swap. Then the usual Pinterest binge ensued and I ended up with beautiful and hopefully long lasting stitch markers. I hate the commercial ones and didn't have any. I used metal rings I had lying around.
The shells were collected maybe 20 years ago on a family trip. I used fishing line, held together by one of these handy crushable beads for jewelry and glued it into the shell with. So basically destashing at the same time.



4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Owls in Iceland on: December 02, 2016 06:26:03 AM
I'm not in Iceland, but I feel like I could be with this sweater made out of icelandic wool. When I biked seven kilometers in german December weather, I was so hot, I had to take off my jacket. First real sweater, only made one wearable cardigan before ad love this one, even though its a little (ok, a lot) snug. And I love that this is organic wool.

Pattern is Owls by Kate Davies



5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Owl Cable and C4B and C4F on: November 19, 2016 02:00:32 AM
Thank you so much. Helped me understand my owl sweater, too. Never thought cables would be that easy.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Another sashiko mended jeans on: November 13, 2016 05:56:02 AM
Did I mention I only had one pair of jeans without holes or that was mended? The last one with holes got some stars on it.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sashiko mending: favourite jeans on: November 02, 2016 02:00:03 PM
Conversation between me an a ten-year-old student

Student: You have holes in your jeans!
Me: I know.
Student: So why are you still wearing them?
Me: ...

prompted me to copy said favourite jeans and mend the original pair, because, really, they still are my favourite jeans even when hardly holding together in the - ehm- rear area. But she was partly right, I don't need students to see my behind through said holes.



Before:



After:



With proper lighting:





8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Biker Jacket from Grandma's Jacket on: October 31, 2016 01:22:37 AM
Thank you for the thumbs up! I really like it a bit better after your kind words!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Stress ball prototype for school on: October 31, 2016 01:21:08 AM
Thank you  Smiley
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Stress ball prototype for school on: October 28, 2016 03:06:54 PM
My colleage wants our class to have stress balls to get them to concentrate better. As we were researching, I noticed none of the sellers stated what their product was made of. AND a lot of them came from China. So. I don't want to poison my kids and I don't want to order from China. The eco ones I found are wonderful (http://www.kreativ-fabrik.com/produkte/shop/kosmetik-und-wellness/282/natuerlicher-anti-stress-ball) but too expensive to buy on school money. I really like the fact they put nice smelling herbs in it!

So I made one for the kids to try out. I found a pattern online (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZeFI7cOzC-o/ULhHD65GzHI/AAAAAAAAAsc/gP_pUCi4t4Y/s1600/Ho+Ho+Hoboken+Seam+Patter+Step+5.png) and cut up an old sweater- well, it was already cut up. Filling made of jersey bits. Left out the herbs so as not to tempt the children to make scrunchy noises all the time (the noises they come up with!!! Really!!!)

Tada:

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