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1  Re: Fiber Friday the 13th June 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by nevermore on: June 13, 2008 09:02:05 AM
Ooo, everything is lovely!

I've finally got something to share - I spun them up over the past couple of weeks, but I finally got pictures of them.

Hand dyed romney roving from my LYS.  Navajo plied, it ended up being about sport weight.

Hand dyed alpaca also from my LYS. Also navajo plied, final weight was heavy fingering weight.

Spun from my own batts - dyed merino, sparkle nylon, bombyx silk.  Also navajo plied, light worsted weight.

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2  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by nevermore on: April 20, 2008 09:14:08 AM
Crafty.Canadian - I love your new poppet!  I've not seen the movie, but it totally looks like Helena Bonham Carter!  I love the extra jointing too!

I finally have had a chance to sew some proper undergarments for Maude.  Bloomers, corset, petticoat, and bustle all made in the past couple days since I finished finals.  The corset is based on the pattern from craftewoman, and the other garments are all my own patterns (mostly rectangles!).


Back - the corset back isn't finished yet because the grommet inserter I have won't go through all the layers of fabric.  I'm going to sew on the eye portions of some hooks and eyes, and lace it up that way.

The bustle snaps onto the back of the petticoat, so I can remove it easily -

Bloomers and corset:

How to get the bloomers to go over her giant feet:

Now, I've gotta go sew her a dress.  She's feeling a little naked (like a proper Victorian Lady would!).
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3  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery April 2008 in The Swap Gallery by nevermore on: April 08, 2008 12:00:33 PM
Neat sock ferret!

I just received a giant box in the mail from AlwaysInspired, which contained the poppet she made for me in exchange for some handspun yarn.  Maud (the Victorian kitty) is so wonderful, and makes me envious of people who can actually sew.

She's so lovely!   Thanks so much AlwaysInspired!
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4  Re: Hogwarts Favorite House Swap Round 2 in The Swap Gallery by nevermore on: June 06, 2007 06:51:11 AM
Hooray!  It came!  And the snood fits - I had to guess at it's size, as I have very little hair. And stuff with fiber it for taking a picture -

(I just had to post this picture, because I find it hilarious - it looks like my brain is trying to escape out the back of my head).

And Customs opened it?  Silly Customs.  Oh well, it's all there!
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5  Re: Hogwarts Favorite House Swap Round 2 in The Swap Gallery by nevermore on: June 05, 2007 01:52:54 PM
I just got the best swap package ever in the mail today.  It made it here safe and sound from Australia, despite a misspelling in the address.  Tanza (witch in Herbology training) made me some great stuff!

Firstly, my Raven(s)claw lap quilt (apparently, the house elf she has for embroidering things is an atrocious speller -  Cheesy).  It's about 3 feet by 2 and a half feet - just right for covering up my legs.

Full picture

I don't know if you can see it, but alternating squares are embroidered with quotes from Gilderoy Lockhart and the Weasly Twins, including a couple of my favorites ("Give her hell from us Peeves").  Also, there are Potterpuff characters embroidered on and a bunch of other things (the Dark Mark).  The other squares are from Hogwarts crest fabric, and stars and moons.

Close ups of my favorite patches

and (like the quilt wasn't enough), there is a Ravenclaw Quidditch team shirt for me (Chaser, #17).  It's fantastic.


Action Shot (which was difficult - as I don't have a full mirror in the house, only a half mirror in the bathroom).

Also, we did a side-swap, where I got some cloth pads, which I neglected to take a picture of (and which are not Ravenclaw themed), which I'm also super excited to try out (but it'll have to wait a month or so).

Thank you so much Tanza!  I love everything!  You're my hero forever!
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6  Re: Fiber Friday April 13th in Spinning: Completed Projects by nevermore on: April 13, 2007 11:58:13 AM
feralfeminine, I love ephemera!  The colours are so peaceful.

I've got a few photos to share - they're not yarn, but made with my handspun.

This is Bun-Bun fully clothed.  The clothes are all hand spun (dress is wool, slik, and some nylon, the jacket is Shetland, and the bonnet, which you can't really see is green wool/mohair/angora plied with yellow silk)

And here she is in just the dress (as it's such a nice day today)

And a shot of her lovely tail! (And part of my collection of Spin-Offs).  I got the pattern from FuzzyMitten on etsy, along with a bunch of other patterns for other animals. The bonnet pattern I made up, and the dress came from the Siamese Kitten pattern.

And some roving I made using the Knitty tutorial this week.  They're made up of bits of everything, and are about an ounce each.  Actually, Bun-Bun's dress is made out of one of these rovings.
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7  Re: 100 Themes Gallery in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by nevermore on: March 30, 2007 12:03:43 PM
I finished up some new cards that I really like, inspired (partially) by these themes.  So here they are:

71. Obsession

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8  Re: THE MARCH GALLERY in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by nevermore on: March 23, 2007 10:55:18 AM
Alright - here's my second and third ATC's.  

2. Chameleon

Again, tissue paper, index cards, and markers.  I intended to add a bug of some sort for him to eat, but I forgot.

3. Peep?

This one is watercolour crayons for the background, but otherwise the same.  It makes me smile every time I look at it.  I think if jellyfishes made noises, it would be peeping.
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9  Re: "My First" ATC gallery for all the fabulous newbie ATC Artists in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by nevermore on: March 20, 2007 06:41:59 PM
My first attempt at an ATC, mostly for kicks as I'm not really an artist.

Wake Up! -

Inspired by a morning ritual (mainly my girlfriend trying to get me out of bed in the mornings, while soundling like some sort of demented bird-thing) and some very cute fabric I picked up the other day that I've been eyeing for several months.  Made with index cards, tissue paper, and my set of stabilo fineliners (which are super cool).
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10  Garter Lace Tea Cozy in Knitting: Completed Projects by nevermore on: January 07, 2007 08:56:56 AM
I feel a little strange posting this, as nobody else has posted their projects yet, but as school starts again soon, I might as well post it before I get really busy.  

My project is a tea cozy, because I needed one, and couldn't come up with anything better.  It's knit from Lamb's Pride with 4.5mm needles in the given lace pattern.  I'm working on a pattern for it, if anyone's interested.  It's knit to fit my nearly spherical teapot, which means that if anyone else wants to knit it, they'll have to change the pattern (though it's pretty easy to do so).

It's knit in two directions - a strip that goes horizontally around the teapot and then two lengthwise strips knit up and down from that strip.  It's held on with two crochet chain ties and a button placket.  I would have liked different buttons, but I'm working with what I've got right now.

And now for some pictures:

The whole tea cozy

Close up of the closure.

There are more pictures on my blog, Nevermore Knits, and I'll be posting the pattern there later this week.  Thanks for looking!
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