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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Embellished Snuggley Scarves. on: January 16, 2012 09:51:23 AM
Thanks guys! fluffy shorts are definitely on my to do list:)
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First attempt at stranded/fair isles knitting! on: January 16, 2012 09:47:57 AM
Thanks guys!
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First attempt at stranded/fair isles knitting! on: January 13, 2012 01:43:09 PM

As stated in the title, this was my first attempt at stranded knitting.
It was a birthday gift for my dad so I needed a pattern that works for guys, I used this one off Ravelry; http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alpaca-earflaps
Didn't follow the pattern exactly... I left off the ear flaps, changed the dots around the top a bit and added ribbing around the brim. also messed up a few times but it's not to noticeable:)

apologies for the weird/corny pictures:) these are all I have since I already gave the hat to my dad.

I used yarn from from my stash, 80% acrylic 20% wool worsted weight.

Comments and critiques always appreciated:)
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Embellished Snuggley Scarves. on: January 06, 2012 01:53:12 PM
I started this project with something completely different in mind.
long story short, these were supposed to be lightweight plaid patchwork scarves (gifts for my aunts)... but alas twas not meant to be, the fabric I bought was to heavy, my sewing machine would not cooperate etc... after many failed attempts, I gave up my original plan and, in an attempt not to waste the fabric I already had... I came up with these

lined with super fluffy fleece and embellished with embroidery floss and felt.

I'm very happy to say my aunts LOVE them!, so all was not lost:)

also I have some of the fleece left over... I'm thinking fluffy shorts!

Comments and Critiques always welcome!
15  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Felt Critter Ornaments! on: December 13, 2011 12:29:21 PM
Cool and not your everyday christmas tree decoration *like*. Especially in love with those cute owl Grin!
Thank you!

Wow you are super talented! I love all of the cute critters, but I just ADORE the owls! Your creations are going on my pinterest borad! too cute not to share Smiley
Awww thanks! Smiley

Your decorations are beautiful!  You would never know it was a fake tree - it looks lovely!   Oh, please post a picture of the little acorns - I love little acorns and would really like to see the ones you created!  You really have a beautiful tree - you should be proud.  Cheesy
I am:) thank you! I'll definitely add more photos of acorns etc... when I finish making the stars.
16  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Felt Critter Ornaments! on: December 10, 2011 11:26:32 AM
My mom decided to buy a fake tree this year, I hate fake trees, they are bad for the environment, made with chemicals and they don't smell good. but I figured if the tree has to be fake, I'm going to make as many real ornaments as possible to make up for it.

here's the tree all decked out:)

Unlit                                                                                                     Lit

Some of my favorites

And Fernando the pigmy puff.

Also on the tree: lots of origami peace cranes, little felt acorns made with real acorn tops, more felt critters, and glittered pine cones.
Soon to bee added: silver origami paper stars.

comments and critiques always welcome!
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered and Beaded Crochet Spider Hat. on: December 07, 2011 09:04:33 AM
Wow Thanks everyone!!!

Wow! So pretty yet so simple! Did you do the swirls in surface crochet or something else? They look really nice.
Thanks! I embroidered the swirls with black yarn and a tapestry needle .

I can't admit to having any love for spiders but I still LOVE this hat!! The details are really fun but still beautifully subtle. I'm sure your aunt will adore it.

Also, your hair is stunning!!! Can I have it?? Smiley
Thank you! but I'm afraid I'll have to fight you for the hair;)

What a beautiful hat! I love it. I too, love spiders, so I can see where your Aunt is coming from..

Also - can I just say - gosh you're gorgeous! Just had to say it. Great job!

Smiley aww thanks!

Love this! The 1920s shape is really cute, the colours are gorgeous, the embroidery is beautiful and it has sparkle and beaded spiders! I think you could create some cute variations on this theme (I can see the shape working well with a little brim, or autumnal colours instead of the blues, for instance) but this is perfect as it is Cheesy

thanks, when I designed the pattern I left a slit open up the back so it would work with a pony tail or bun since that's how I usually wear my hair, that's what gives it the 1920 look:)
great ideas! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390283.msg4620749#msg4620749 this is one of the others I made.
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Embroidered and Beaded Crochet Spider Hat. on: December 04, 2011 01:36:08 PM
I made this hat as a gift for my aunt, she LOVES spiders, bats, road kill etc.... yeah, shes a bit weird. I figured spiders would look best;)  

                      The spiders were made separately out of wire and seed beads.

Close up. There's black iridescent beads sewn in to the vine things for added shimmer. The spider webs are silver thread.

Comments and critiques always welcome.
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Granny square head band. on: October 29, 2011 11:09:28 AM
I LOVE THIS!!!! it's so cute! what granny square pattern did you use, if you don't mind? Smiley
Sure! http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1437/granny-square-how-to/page/allThis is pretty much it, here's few things I do different; chain 3 instead of 6 for the ring and only chain 2 when starting a new round, also I use a size H hook.
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Granny square head band. on: October 26, 2011 10:14:24 AM
Super cute! I think these would make awesome not-too-time-consuming holiday gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!  Cheesy
your welcome! I've made a few more now (I'm thinking of trying to sell them at a holiday craft fair) and It takes me about two hours start to finish, so not time consuming at all!
Can I just say how absolutely ADORABLE that is! What a clever idea!!

I bet you could add a few more squares and make it into one of those over-the-shirt type belts! But maybe thats too much!

  Ha, there's no such thing as "to much" go fourth an make your granny square belt!

Cute!  I've never thought of this, but its so simple and looks great!  I think I'll whip some up for Christmas presents. Thanks for sharing!
  your welcome! have fun!
Looks great on you!

It's cute! And your hair is gorgeous.
why thank you my dear!
Simple, pretty and beautiful pictures: love!
Cheesy thanks, I firmly believe It's impossible to take a bad picture when milk weed puffs are involved! (their just so fluffy!)
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