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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Y'all know I have a thing about flowers, right? on: October 07, 2006 11:07:09 PM
I just can't help myself! Pretty much everything I make lately is flowery. What's with that??? This is my latest thing, obsession courtesy of "Made by Magpie":

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Remember this? Chan Luu cashmere scarf on: September 30, 2006 06:27:30 PM
Ages ago, there was a discussion going on here about this gorgeous cashmere scarf by Chan Luu on Bluefly.

I've been twiddling about with the idea for so long now, and the other night I finally got something to work out that let me crochet diamond-ish motifs all linked together in one piece of work rather than a zillion diamonds stitched together later.

What do you think? Of course, the Chan Luu one is in very fine cashmere, each diamond is made with several rounds of crochet, and I still don't know how they did it. Maybe I'll find some really fine wool and give it a go.

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / First crochet in ages, silk belt on: September 21, 2006 11:15:22 PM
This week I did some crochet for the first time in absolutely ages. Nothing like lounging around on the sofa feeling blah for indulging in a little comfort-crochet :-)

4  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Thistle Hall on: April 19, 2006 08:39:20 PM
Hi Wellingtonians  Smiley

Anyone checked out the Saturday market at Thistle Hall? Just wondering if it's still going, and if it's any good for selling crafty stuff...

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recycled denim wallet on: March 25, 2006 09:41:04 PM
Hi there! I had a read of loads of awesome wallet tutorials on Craftster recently and decided to have a go at making one for the NZ themed swap.

Used some recycled denim for the outside, new New Zealand themed quilting/craft fabric for the inside, and black felt for the card holders. Closes with a silver snap.

It was really fun to make - I'm definitely going to make one for myself soon!

6  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Woohoo! I got featured on Etsy! on: March 24, 2006 11:19:32 PM
Check it out, people!

7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Prettied-up kids' t-shirts on: January 24, 2006 01:05:14 AM
First, apologies if this isn't really the right place for this post. Couldn't figure out if it's trinkets, or clothes. But since it *does* involve shirts, and sewing, I figured I'd try here :-)

Got out some of my fabric stash (i.e. felt, tulle, hideous $0.50c polyester frocks and gingham shirt from the 2nd-hand store!), grabbed the pinking shears, got out the sewing machine and voila! 3 broken needles later .... (yeah, so that was my fault for putting the needles in back to front, doh) ... revamped boring white kids' t-shirts now looking much better!

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Little buttoned scarf on: January 23, 2006 09:01:57 PM
Hi! Before Xmas I knitted a capelet for my neice (from Julsey723's pattern on the knitting thread) using Naturally Colourworks hand-painted chunky wool. As luck would have it, I had an extra ball left over, just right for making this little buttoned scarf! Made the button at our local bead store from a nice chunk of pink mussel shell.

9  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / What are y'all doing this summer? Made any crafty New Years resolutions? on: January 10, 2006 06:22:55 PM
Hey everyone. It's been pretty quiet around here lately. I was wondering what crafty stuff people are up to this summer?

I have resolved to use up as much of my craft supplies as I possibly can before *having to* (har!) buy anything else. That means making stuff with:
* loads of 4mm acrylic beads and glass seed beads
* hair snaps and hair elastics
* piles of old clothes suitable for chopping up for fabric supplies
* little glass stones and magnets and paper
* wool (have recently discovered the joys of hand-dying with food colouring! fun!)
* safety pins
* felt
* sewing machine
* polyester fibre fill
* coloured craft wire

Somehow I just don't seem to be able to get started. I've been admiring some hand-made rings on Etsy (triplelle.etsy.com) and thinking they might be fun to try - as far as I can tell they're just wire and buttons, but they look so cool!

Happy New Year, everyone!

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / My beautiful *unfinished* Anthropologie-style scarf on: November 05, 2005 02:08:53 PM
So I finally figured out roughly how to construct a scarf like this one on the Anthropologie website:

Looked through my stash of yarn and found 2 balls of a lovely pure wool and got started. Made all the motif pieces, joined them, and got about 2/3 of the way around with the collar/edging part. It's looking so good!
But . . . I'm about to run out of wool. Doh!

Of course, I bought the yarn um ... 6 years ago (used heaps of it to construct this afghan - it's the lighter colour)

and I'm seriously doubting whether I'm going to be able to get any more of it.  Sad

Why oh why oh why do I do stuff like this?Huh Aaaagh.

Will post some pics in a few, while I trawl the web looking for a single extra ball of wool...

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