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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Easy & fast Nintendo DS & DS lite socks with link to pattern! on: January 07, 2007 12:11:05 PM
I was gifted a DS lite for Christmas & decided that it needed a cozy to keep it all shiny & pretty.

I was inspired by this DS lite sock:


So I made my own!

The pattern is available on my blog:


There is a version for DS & for DS lite.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Totoro love..... on: September 06, 2005 06:14:06 PM
I embroidered & framed this for the Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli Swap.  It is from the Totoro story book & is one of my favorite Totoro pictures.

Sorry about the cruddy picture! I wish I would have remembered to take one before I put it in the frame!!  Tongue

3  COOKING / Dessert / The BEST fruit tart brought to us by NPR on: July 15, 2005 09:30:23 AM
I heard this story on NPR http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4715960 about a super easy fruit tart about a week ago & I finally got around to trying it last night. Not only is it super easy it is delicious & it also looks like you spent a ton of time & energy on it (think those rice krispie commercials from the early 90's).

Here is how my first tart turned out:

The directions are in the NPR story! I would love to hear if anyone else trys this!!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Felted bag with fair isle skulls from glampyre's pattern on: June 11, 2005 01:45:36 PM
So I finished up this huge & fabulous bag from this pattern by knitting goddess Stefanie Japel


Here it is before felting (at 28 inches long -eek)

And after felting:

And an action shot:

It took about 15 days of knitting here & there to finish it up. I adore the way it turned out!!! The pattern gives you a lot of freedom and is easy to knit. I would recommend it highly!!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FO's Sophie bag, branching out, Kool aid yarn & a pirate niddy noddy img hvy! on: May 05, 2005 05:56:23 PM
So I have been busy these past weeks. Some of these are knitted & some are just knitting related.

I made this sophie bag for a friend's b-day.

The lining is my fave part. It is this vintage watercolor print! So lovely & so hard to photograph!!

My branching out scarf from www.knitty.com

I love the D.I.Y. approach to knitting so I was all about making my own needles. Yes, those are 12 sided die! I finally found a good use for all the leftovers from my husbands RPG days.

I made this needlecase for my mother's day gift. It is far from perfect but my mom will have to love it, it's the law!

My own kool aid dyed yarn.

I made a purse with some of it but I will have to post pics later as it is for a swap & I want it to be a surprise!!

Finally, because my eames era 50's chairs have weird backs & no way you can wind yarn around & I couldn't convince anyone to hold still to help me wind 400 yarns into skeins. I made a niddy noddy jr. (I don't have room for a 3 foot board in my overpacked apartment). I wanted a cheap alternative & one day I found this for $1.00 in a thirft store:

I figured it was only right to re-purpose something so hideous & anti-hip. So what better way to give a crappy frilly goose some gumption? Make him a pirate! I call him Roger.

Now tell me doesn't Roger rock! I think he is much happier this way. Even if I did have to drive a nail into his groin!  Roll Eyes
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / My crafty fall wedding- warning picture heavy! on: April 12, 2005 12:33:18 PM
So raggamuffin's wedding post made me think that someone might benefit from seeing pics of my crafty "fall" wedding. We did almost everything ourselves- flowers/deco, invites, favors. I thought I would post pics here as to not hijack her thread!

Sorry about the picture quality. All of these were done by our guests (I am way too lazy to scan our professional pics)!

Here are our invites. Hand crafted with origami paper. We used the same paper for "wish cards" as well as for a paper airplane send off. Yes, I love Martha Stewart weddings!

This is our buffet table. My stepmom made the garland & bows & we both did the flowers.

Here is a close up of the buffet centerpiece.

Our table centerpieces were pumpkin lanterns. We made table runners of tulle & put silk fall leaves underneath it & around the lanterns.

Our DELICIOUS cake! It's just about the only thing we didn't make ourselves although we did put the flowers on it!

We had our wedding & reception in the same place (my father in law's amazing waterfront backyard) so we didn't have space to have tables moved in. We solved that by setting it up like this:

This is actually one of my favorite pics. I love the way the wind caught my train. That is my photographer fixing it! Smiley You can kind of see my bouquet. It was all roses and chrysanthemums. I also wore chrysanthemums in my hair.

My bridesmaids & their flowers.

Last but not least my favorite part of the ceremony our handfasting. It is a family tradition and was a huge hit with all our guests!

For favors we made jam from blueberries we picked while camping in North Carolina. We also had a vegetarian caterer & it went over really well.  We used big mason jars with candles to light the path to the back yard as well as at the water's edge.

I hope that someone finds this inspirational. It was a small wedding (60 people) and we did a ton of work for it but it was beautiful & amazing & one of the best days of my life!  Wink
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Volvo = Love stenciled volvo 240 wagon tee on: March 28, 2005 04:33:34 PM
So my husband & I are proud members of the cult of Volvo. He has a totally sweet almost fully restored 87' 240 wagon & I have a 02' V40 wagon. I have been searching for a shirt for him to proclaim his love of the swedish brick but none of them were cool enough so I made one.

Yes, volvo = love

and up close:

I know there are some other volvo lovers out there who will appreciate this!
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / A slew of finished SnB projects- picture heavy. on: March 07, 2005 03:53:32 PM
I taught myself to knit using SnB about 3 months ago & here are the projects I have finished thus far:

My ribbed for her pleasure:

My "King Fussy" cat bed - Princess Snowball doesn't really fly for my manly cat  Wink Plus I love the name "King Fussy" my husband always calls him that!

With Max relaxing-

And my "roll your own needlecase" & yes, my cat is a picture hog!

I've also finished the "go go garter scarf" and the "alien illusion" scarf but I gave those as gifts & didn't snap pics first!
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / tshirt with vintage Ursa Major design on: February 28, 2005 07:37:38 PM
I drew this design based on a few vintage astronomy pics from the 20's. It is for my husbands band- cyanotype.

I printed it using the photo emulsion method & I am soooooo pleased with how it turned out!!

I printed 50 of them for his tour next month. I used various color inks on lots of different color shirts.

This color combo is my personal favorite so I will be keeping this one for myself! I mean I am his biggest fan! Wink

-excuse the funky face I'm making!-

Whadda you guys think?
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Jerry Orbach Stenciled tote! YAY!!! on: February 26, 2005 07:45:11 PM
I love Law & Order & Jerry Orbach is was my favorite! I was so sad when he passed away that I wanted to pay tribute to him. I did a shirt with the sulky iron on pen with a pic of Jerry Orbach this morning https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=27006 & I wasn't thrilled with the way it turned out so I decided to go back to my first love- stenciling. So, here is my new knitting bag complete with Jerry.

I think I may add some text later but I was just so excited about how it turned out! YAY!

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