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11  Re: Star Stuffie "Twinkle Star" *Pattern Included* in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Le Mieux on: December 31, 2009 05:24:49 AM
i made one to go on my christmas tree!! thanks so much for the pattern, i love stars and your instructions, as always, were so easy to follow.

btw i didnt want to stuff it with anything too flammable (tree lights aren't hugely reliable...not the cheap ones i get anyway  Smiley ) so i put cardboard in the middle of the 2 stars and sewed.

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12  Re: DECEMBER Birthday Swap in The Swap Gallery by Le Mieux on: December 27, 2009 01:02:11 PM
how exciting!! a swap package mystery.....

just wanted to add a couple of photos i took of the mittens and the twilight apple ornament i crocheted for Sevs...i had to do the cliche twilight pose!  Cheesy also, taking photos of cables on black wool is impossible!!

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13  Feather Fascinators! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Le Mieux on: November 29, 2009 09:08:03 AM
Feather fascinators!! I love them!! I remember seeing them on Kenley Collins on Project Runway, and thinking no way could I attempt something that cool. Well, I did. And Im really stoked with the outcomes! Thats why I love crafting, because you can surprise yourself (and infuriate yourself..) So enough of the waffle, heres my creations:

So, No.1 attempt, with 2 different types of feathers. I made this for practice, then wore it out and got some nice compliments  Smiley

On my tod (excuse gross hair and lack of maquillage I am having a meh day):

No.2, I made this along with a dress for my Auntys 60th birthday party. DO NOT ASK ABOUT THE DRESS (lol) I got ill and couldnt finish it  Cry  however I bought a replacement to fit the fascinator, and it went down a storm! i cut a circle of cardboard, covered it with red lining, then covered that with black lace, to make the 'button'

On me (again, focus not on the face)

Hope you like them! Comments always welcome  Grin  oh and I glued on elastic with a piece of felt over to secure, heres a pic of the back to demonstrate:

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14  Re: Stay Puft costume for a dog! in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Le Mieux on: November 01, 2009 01:28:33 PM
ahhhh i am so trying doggie christmas hats this year!! did you find it difficult to make?

he reminds me of an image of a dog in the imperial war museum....whose name ive totally forgotten  Sad  but however i have a pic on my myspace to show the resemblance and continue his awesomeness  Smiley :

high five dogs in navy hats!
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15  First 2 Cross Stitch Ever.....(very proud) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Le Mieux on: October 21, 2009 09:00:18 AM
SO. after months of perving on the needlework category, i finally caved in and had to try. i just adore how you people have taken the seemingly classical art of stitchwork and used it to convey a political/satirical meaning, kicking it into modernity.

and so: here are my first ever cross stitch pieces!! and i am hooked! i love how i can do it on the sofa, the train, while waiting for a student to arrive (im a teacher). i am lazy as hell, and sometimes getting the sewing machine out is just....UGH. so this is perfect!

1) in case of emergency, break dance. i ADORED this as soon as i saw it, so tried it out myself for a mate's birthday, and it came out so well!! thank you so much, millik!! i found the frame at a supermarket for a fiver. perf!

you guys can probably note a thousand errors, but i'm well chuffed with it as i have 10 thumbs Cheesy

2) from subversive cross stitch. its totally my sense of humour, and i giggle everytime i look at it. i have yet to find a frame, but its currently sitting in my bedroom so i have a smile in the morning (not easy in this recent freeze)

counting the crosses wasnt half as taxing as i'd imagined, and i cant wait to get going on my next pieces! c+c always welcome! (nothing too harsh tho, i have a fragile mind at the mo!  Wink )
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16  blue sailor hoodie+black highneck jumper (img ridiculous) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Le Mieux on: September 13, 2009 09:40:18 AM
sooooo......i made these two at the beginning of the year but forgot about them til now (its officially autumn. the pashmina's come out). the blue one is based on lydia off burdastyle, but with majah alterations (for me, anyhow, its probs all gravy for you experts) and the black one is...drum roll....my own pattern!! of which i was very pleased.

so, no 1: attempt at a high-neck; aka typical black jumper

i was very pleased with this, i based it off a hoodie i already have, tho the shoulders arent very good, i havent hemmed any of it, and generally the neck doesnt stay up. but, as you can tell, its a hit with the ferrets.

this is just for an idea of how long it is...i like long....in the length (  Roll Eyes ) and in the arms. i replaced the reflection of the camera with cake. because the look in my eyes says so.

to show how the neck stands up.....with the aid of a pashmina. i just couldnt get it to do it itself!! i added interfacing n EVERYTHING. any suggestions guys?  Huh

close up of the heart/lace, which i also made moi-meme.

no.2: blue sailor hoodie; aka jumper i made too small and had to add stuff to fit my belly in

so, i got the lydia and the hoodie part. the hoodie was WIERD, so i made it way longer and added a stripe down the middle as i love long hoods. i also lined it in dark blue, and added dark blue panels down the side of the jumper, on the cuffs and the waist. i then added 2 blue stripes in the middle, as i didnt like the v-neck. im gonna add some sailor buttons and AHOY!

eye eye cap'in! (check out the badly-sewn interfacing popping out. what a n00b)

obligatory bum-angle tea-pot shot

how the hood hangs big. i replaced my face with that of edward cullen as i am looking ROUGH today.

to show it on me. myspace!

so...there we are. i am very pleased with these two bunnies, tho also a little alarmed as i appear to have put weight on since creating them. i see more panels getting sewn... anyway i'll leave you with a cute shot of my dahlings, cos i love them and we ALL need a bit of cute in the day:

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17  Re: Lets See Pics of Tattoos You Designed! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Le Mieux on: August 28, 2009 02:49:31 PM
yeah i finally got mine done! basically its a memorial to my Grandad, who passed away last year, my cat Poppy, who passed away shortly after, and my dog Quiver who went into the big beanbag in the sky earlier this year. My Grandad was one of my best friends and I miss him so much Sad

The tattoo represents:
ivy - for Quiver, as she loved being in bushes
poppies - for Poppy (...)
forget-me-knots - for Grandad, as I made felt forget me knots for him at his funeral, for him to be cremated with.

anyway, my drawing and ideas (i am NO artist: its all done on paint!!):

the actual tattoo:

im so happy with it and am already planning my next!
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18  skirts and seam-rippers...my 2 joys this summer in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Le Mieux on: August 08, 2009 09:41:07 AM
so, its summer, its dang hot over here in france, and i desperately wanted something that wasnt big flowy linen trousers. i can never find skirts that fit my bodyshape (my own fault, im addicted to cheese) so i attempted my own:

1) my bubble skirt (i like to call it my buble skirt. like michel buble. no reason why) made from my mums old tablecloth, using this excellent tute: http://www.businessiscasual.com/2008/07/bubble-skirt-tutorial.html

and covering my cheese-hips:

2) my LBP. this skirt looks simple. and it is. but it took at least 5 or 6 attempts to get it right. im going back to the doctor to have tests done to see if my 8 fingers are in fact thumbs. but anyway, i got there in the end, and i loves it! from this wicked tute: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107286.0

warning: leggings + socks = hideous.

seam-ripped so many times theres almost no skirt left. *sigh*

c+c always welcome!  Smiley
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19  can't sew, will sew...2 easy but gratifying tops! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Le Mieux on: August 08, 2009 09:30:25 AM
i am your typical wannabe sewer -> love cracking the sewing machine out; love making things; love throwing them in the corner useless, crappy and unhappy. still, the ferret has LOTS of mounds of half-made clothes to play in and steal  Smiley

however, i am pleased to reveal: 2 tops i can actually wear! get in! both made from tutes on this wonderful website, so thank you thank you thank you. i think if i had to rely solely on store-bought patterns, i would throw my machine out the window in frustration.

excuse the bad pics, i have an absent boyfriend who cannot take photos, and no big mirror. so here we go.....

tight red dress/top, made from this tute: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=114872.0
lovely red jersey fabric from upton park market, 1 a yard AND smells of maple syrup (bonus)

baggy red dress thing, made from this tute: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178828.0
obv with a bit of changing to it (probably unintentional  Roll Eyes )

side view, with a bit of bra. waaaaayy!!

well thanks for looking, any c+c welcome  Wink
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20  Re: Make for a Charity Unswap Craftalong Round 1 (Through March 15, 2009) in Craftalongs by Le Mieux on: February 27, 2009 03:41:16 AM
hello, i've been following this thread from the beginning, and everytime i read it i cry. although i've never experienced the loss of a premature or stillborn baby, my cousin's first baby, zack, died after 9weeks from cot-death, and it was (and still is) so heartbreaking.

i really wanted to make something, but have only just learned to crochet, so excuse the dodgy edges, angles, and wavey bits where they shouldnt be! the big hat is 5inches diametre, i wasnt sure if this is too big? the other two hats are 3inches diametre, one with a pompom, one with a bow.
the blanket.......its my first ever crocheted blanket. it isnt supposed to be smaller at the top....so i added a couple of bows at the bottom to even it out! it's 10inches at the top, 13 at the bottom(!!) and 12inches long.

i hope they're ok? i still have a bit of the soft baby yarn left, so i may try some booties too if i have time.

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