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1  Re: How Do You Store Your Yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Fringey on: November 15, 2017 12:32:48 PM
Check this out. Isn't it glorious? "Caked" yarn stored on a peg board. If only.

I don't have such a beautiful array of stash yarn and I also don't have the space to do something like this. I know what you mean about the plastic bin, though. It's not conducive to inspiration. I've gone through a number of yarn storage options as my stash has grown and shrunk and grown again and as I have moved to various different places. I bought a lovely wicker chest for it at first but I had the same problem you did with not being able to find what I wanted. Also, somehow the yarn always got tangled and knotted together even when I hadn't touched it in ages.

In my first house I got one of those ikea shelves that are all square openings and some of the baskets that fit into them and put my yarn in there, organized by fiber type. The stash outgrew that eventually, then had a baby and gave away about half my stash and was able to fit it into a few file boxes. I still can't find anything though.

I'm in a new house now and I don't know what I am going to do here. I've been really good about not adding to my stash and I am working through all my unfinished projects and trying to use up my stash. When I have used enough, I can buy more! Right?

I think the dresser with drawer organizers is a great idea. You could probably make your own organizers if you didn't want to buy them. Or you could maybe use christmas ornament spacers if you have generally smaller skeins.

Edit: Oops, I forgot to upload the image
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2  E-reader pouch! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Fringey on: February 29, 2012 10:08:26 AM
I finished this pouch for my NOOK last night. I had some issues with the front panel and the back panel shifting or something while i was sewing so you can see some of the lining fabric in a few places. If any more experienced seamstresses have tips on how to avoid this I would appreciate it! I did pin the back and front together, but by the time i got to the pin, the fabric would be a little bunched. I also had an issue with putting the strap in upside-down and having to rip apart and re-sew a panel, but I am pretty pleased with how it turned out anyway!

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3  Quilted Thow Pillow Sham in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Fringey on: February 28, 2012 08:56:30 PM
I have recently been learning to sew, and I wanted to try quilting, so I made this pillow sham. I used the tutorial from the Craftster Sewing for Beginners article a few weeks back, I just used a small quilted piece as the font. It went very smoothly until I was at the point to join the two halves of the quilted bit together. One half was a whole inch longer than the other, even though they have the same number of sections and SHOULD be the same length. I left enough extra room for myself that it wasn't really a problem, just the two halves don't line up the way I wanted to. I ended up quilting each half separately and had a ton of thread ends to hide. Unfortunately, the backing on the quilted bit was poorly cut (measure twice!) and maybe rotated a bit when I first started quilting so that reduced the size of the quilted piece even further. I was concerned that the sham would not be big enough to fit my pillow in after all this inadvertent size reduction, so when i sewed the front and back together I stitched as close to the edge of the material as possible, and it actually ended up slightly too big! Ah well, I still think it turned out pretty wel, and I learned a lot.

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4  My third sewing project in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Fringey on: February 15, 2012 10:50:36 AM
The recent craftster blog post with beginner sewing projects inspired me to finally give it a try. I made some wallets and sunglasses holders and then decided to try a fabric basket, inspired by Sinjah's post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403060.0). I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out, despite my wonky last-minute interfacing difficulties (I decided it needed interfacing when it was almost completely sewn together) and I plan on making more. For anyone who has made baskets like these, what kind of fabric do you use?

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5  Recreate this crocheted vest? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Fringey on: May 05, 2011 02:29:33 PM
I found this cute crocheted vest for sale at Nordstrom but they don't have it in my size! I think I could crochet it, but I have never crocheted a garment before so I don't think I can just make it up as I go. I've looked on ravelry but not had any of luck yet, does anyone know of a similar pattern?

You can find some pictures of the back here: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-128-FREE-PEOPLE-Crochet-Fringe-Long-Vest-S-/160582514816?pt=US_CSA_WC_Shirts_Tops&hash=item256376b880 but I don't want that color.
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6  New Panda Ami in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Fringey on: April 27, 2011 03:15:37 PM
I made this panda for a friend's (belated) birthday. It's the first ami i've made without a pattern for awhile and I think it is my best so far.

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7  Crochet Cupcake and Sushi in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Fringey on: February 15, 2010 06:27:13 PM
I havn't posted in awhile but I have been hooking as much as always. I started making a ton of cupcakes. I gave most of them away as gifts so this is the only one left except for the first one I made which is a pin cushion. The pattern is based off of the cupcake in amigurumi world.

Then after seeing Wayuki's Post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336198.0 I was inspired to make sushi. I started with her pattern for Tamago (egg omelet) and made her Maki and Maguro (tuna) sashimi as well but I was using a heavier yarn and wasn't pleased with the results so I got some crochet thread and went crazy!

Below you can see Tamago (omelet), Ikura (salmon roe), Uni (sea urchin), Salmon, Tako (octopus) Ebi (cooked shrimp) and 2 Kappa Maki (cucumber). I used orange beads for the Ikura and was pleased with the results.

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8  Chowder! My next original! Also, a pig and a duckling. in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Fringey on: May 05, 2009 10:17:51 PM
I had so much fun making Flapjack and was so encouraged by all the responses I decided to tackle another cartoon character I like, Chowder! I think he turned out pretty well, but I had some difficulties with the color changes. I want to make K'nuckles eventually but I don't think I am ready for that yet. Also, I have some ducklings and a pig from Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts Amigurumi. I didn't like the bill on the duck from the book so I made up my own for the second one. The flower on the pig is from 100 flowers to  knit and crochet and was made with embroidery floss. The rest of the amis were made with Lion brand Vanna's Choice. (sorry for the photo quality, I am having lighting issues.)

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9  My first original - Flapjack! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Fringey on: April 27, 2009 11:48:51 PM
My boyfriend and I love the Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. For his birthday I decided to try to make him a flapjack doll. This is my first original crochet piece and I think it turned out pretty well Smiley I am particularly fond of the hair (took me several tries to get right) and the hands.

If you aren't familiar with the show it is a cartoon on Cartoon Network about a hapless young adventurer, his adoptive whale mother/dwelling and his mentor, Captain K'nuckles. I think it is hilarious, you can find it on demand if you have comcast or at http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/flapjack/index.html

I would love any suggestions or criticism!

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