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1  Seraphina the Needle Felted Doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by ames107 on: August 24, 2011 09:40:33 AM
I made this needle felted doll for my daughter's 7th birthday, and her name is Seraphina!  I based it loosely on a fairy pattern from Spin-off magazine, her body and "clothes" are needlefelted, she has maribou hair, a tulle ballerina skirt, and a rhinestone necklace!  She was fun to make - needle felting is a very satisfying technique when you are stressed!!

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2  Painted Beachy Window in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by ames107 on: July 23, 2011 05:53:08 AM
This piece was commissioned by a friend, a true Parrothead, who loves all things beachy!  Painted with glass window paint, which is nice and forgiving! 

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3  2nd Peacock Stained Glass Window (with more reds) -pic obese!- in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by ames107 on: March 28, 2011 05:23:04 PM
Guess this really isn't anything exciting and new since it's kinda exactly like the 1st window I did, but thought I'd share anyway!  Good thing I'm willing to part with this one, because I'm not sure about the coloring (the added reds)...  This one is a bit smaller, and went MUCH quicker, since now I've perfected my technique- hahaha!  Still took 13 hours or so... Let me know which you like better, I'm adding a pic of the original at the end.  And, yes, this is a crazy pattern that my crazy brain came up with!!!!

1st window-
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4  Fleece Bacon Scarf- Porkly with pics! Now Cooked & Crispy! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ames107 on: December 02, 2010 01:43:20 PM
Just finished this fleece bacon scarf for a present for Xmas for my husband, but I'm not sure if I'm happy with it or not?  You can tell it's bacon, right? I used 2 colors of fleece, and stitched around the white to give it "texture".  Somehow it didn't turn out as cool as in my head..., so any comments or suggestions are welcome!

I played with this scarf some more, tried adding pink, but it was NOT the right color, so I went to the cooked version, trimming the edges more to make it wavier and adding brown stitching at the edges for crispiness...  I proclaim it bacony enough!!!

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5  Barbie Resin Spoon Pendants in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ames107 on: September 16, 2010 03:03:25 PM
I've been making spoon resin pendants for a while now, but decided to decapitate a few annoying Barbies and see what happens...    I'm just recycling all over the place!!

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6  Stained Glass Mosaic Window- pic obese! in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by ames107 on: August 02, 2010 01:33:50 PM
I just finished a 6 week class where this was my finished product- a no pattern, winging it, peacock feather-inspired, no grout stained glass window.  Let me know what you think!

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7  Beach Mural in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by ames107 on: April 21, 2010 06:50:56 PM
I finally finished a mural for my friend after countless hours of cussin'!  She was copying aother she'd seen, and we borrowed from her Honeymoon pics for more ideas.  It's weird with some of the perspective, I'm not happy with that, and it looks funny wrapping around the corner of the room, but I"M DONE!!!!!!!

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8  Rainbow Easter-Egg Dyed Skirt in Knitting: Completed Projects by ames107 on: April 14, 2010 12:55:11 PM
As soon as I finished dyeing some rainbow yarn last week with Easter Egg dyes, I was determined to make something out of it for my daughter, so I just started knitting in the round on my circular needles until a skirt was born! It's a bit of a mini-skirt, but hey, she's got the legs for it!! Just a fun skirt to try out something new to knit, maybe next time I'll try to follow a pattern!

Check out my post on Easter Egg Dyeing for more info on how to....

That's her new scrap yarn blanket she's standing on, another finished project!

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9  HUGE Scrap Yarn blanket! in Knitting: Completed Projects by ames107 on: April 12, 2010 11:14:33 AM
I finally finished this twin sized scrap yarn blanket for my daughter after working feverishly for over a month!  It turned out WAY too big, drags the ground on every side, but I'm still happy with it overall...  It's fun in her bright colorful room, just hope it's not too warm for my daughter, since it's her "summer" bedspread!
All I did was knit the garter stich over and over using a different yarn each row, and leaving extra length for fringe on the sides....   FUN!!

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10  Dyeing with Easter Egg Dyes! in Dyeing: Completed Projects by ames107 on: April 10, 2010 07:10:58 PM
This is a fun project to use up extra Easter egg dye kits that are on sale right now!

First start with natural colored roving and yarns (mostly wool, used 1 cotton), then soak the yarns in a vinegar water bath for 15-30 minutes. (3 tbsp white vinegar, then fill rest of your glass bowl with water to cover yarns).

Next dissolve colored tablets (seperated into specific colors, using 4-5 kits worth) in a little more vinegar, then fill up more with water.

"Paint" your colors onto your yarns that are on a long sheet of plastic wrap to your liking, not soaking too, too much... When satisfied, place another strip of plastic wrap on top, wrap up loosely, kinda like a "burrito", then put in microwave for 10-15 min on med heat. This will intensify and set your color, keep in microwave until no more liquid comes out, and was clear...

Let sit still wrapped up for a while until cool, then rinse out excess dye.

Let dry- colors will lighten and brighten more when dry!

I learned that wool is best, my pastel yarn was the cotton, and it didn't take the dye well at all, so stick to wool! Cover all surfaces with old towels, and also, that now your house will smell like wet sheep!

This was sooooo much fun, now I can't wait to try it again, I loved the "neon" bright colors I achieved, you could also use kool-aid too, but haven't tried that yet...
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