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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / altoids tin belt buckle...curiously strong on: September 17, 2005 03:18:36 PM
 Wink  Cheesy  Grin

Thanks to craftster.org and all of you craftsters out there for the inspiration!

I used a snap button kit and a nail to punch holes through the tin, screwed in a screw to function as the peg, and I'm temporarily using a sturdy hair rubber band as the slide/attach to belt part.

It works really well if you attach it to the belt first, THEN tie...so it's as tight as possible.
I put a couple of layers of scotch tape over the fastening edge of the tin so that it'd be harder to open and close, thus preventing the contents from spilling all over the place...if I decide to decorate the tin in a non-altoids fashion, then I'll probably wear it so the opening edge faces up.

12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting magazines...the old fashioned flip-the-pages kind on: April 15, 2005 03:05:23 PM
So...I really want to start having some sort of knitting magazine stash that I can hide myself in druing really stressful exam/finals times...but I can't go to B&N or a LYS to look because I live on an island...in the Caribbean...and they don't knit much besides socks and Rasta hats here. 

So...do any of you have advice on good hip-pish worthy magazines to subscribe to?  What's your fav, etc, and why?

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my finals thinking cap... on: April 10, 2005 05:31:30 AM
This is my finals thinking cap...the first 3 rows were based on the nice ribbing look of the bottom of the jayne cobb hat...and I was going to make it half a different color based on that hat too...but then I didn't like the brown as much as I thought I would...so I left it at 3 rows and continued in blue.

I think I cast on 66 stitches.  I have a big head though...so I might have cast on even MORE...and it was mostly knitted in the very dark balcony of a movie theatre while watching 'Robots'.  It was really fun at intermission to see my progress...  Cheesy  So...there's like one mistake halfway through...but it's not a fatal flaw....so I'm fine with it...::twitch:: ... really.

And it's my finals thinking cap  Grin

14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tutorial: Duct Tape ID Wallet and Checkbook cover on: March 11, 2005 10:16:03 AM
My school started requiring ID checks upon entry to campus, and I got tired of digging mine out of my actual wallet, so I found a stashed roll or two of duct tape in my room and voila, ID wallet...which also conviniently serves to hold ATM cards and cash   Smiley ... I should have covered it with packing tape, because it's starting to get a little gummy at the edges of the tape strips.

I also made the checkbook cover because my checkbooks kept getting bent up in my bag...I covered most of it with a layer of packing tape, though, to prevent the gummy syndrome...and i plan to add velcro to the little flap, to keep it closed.   Grin

Here's a kind of tutorial on how to make the checkbook cover...if you want to do duct tape stencils, you just make a sheet of sticky contrasting color duct tape (don't turn over when you layer), and cut out a stencil like you would normally, then stick it on...and cover with clear packing tape if you know what's good for you!

15  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / another anti-valentine's day stencil on: February 12, 2005 06:46:35 PM
So this isn't the BEST quality stencil ever, but given that I applied the paint with a wadded up bandana since I couldn't find my sponge brush, it's ok...and I kind of like the effect anyway...

16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my second hat ever! on: February 10, 2005 02:36:20 PM
Here are pics (so sorry they're blurry, my camera was running on fumes) of my second hat ever!

Done on Denise size 10 circulars (used two circulars at the top instead of those injury-causing dpns) with 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool-ease held together in seed stitch (whew!)
(Wheat 402 and Blue Mist 115)

It's kind of helmet-esque (especially since I didn't use ribbing), but I really kind of like it that way!!!

It's also not very perfect, but neither am I, so we go together quite well, actually!

17  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Gollum stencil on: December 24, 2004 04:38:30 AM

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my first knitting project - arm warmers on: December 05, 2004 01:18:22 PM
This is my first knitting project and also my first post!  I'm just so proud that I managed to accomplish knitting something useful!  I used the 'knit a rectangle and sew the edges together' method.

Those are the handmade knitting needles I knitted them with.   Smiley

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