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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Kids pillows from old clothes on: January 09, 2011 04:20:12 PM
I'm completely new to this sewing thing, so these pillows are far from mind-blowing. However, my kids love them, so I'm super happy  Smiley

The first pillow was made from a Dr. Suess t-shirt and overalls, both thrifted (the denim is underneath the t-shirt and makes up the other side of the pillow). That was for my daughter. Once my youngest son saw it, he got the saddest 'Where is mine?" face, and I had to scramble to make him something. I felt so bad! It's made from a pair of corduroys and a felt applique (which is bar none the sloppiest I've ever made, but I was trying to haul butt). As you can see, he loves it (don't mind his messy chili face).  He's been carrying it around since I gave it to him  Grin

12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first hat on: January 01, 2011 10:23:32 AM
Ok, I'm lying, sort of. This is my second hat. My first I knit way too small (even for my tiny pinhead), and it looked horrendous all stretched out. It was to cry, so I'm pretending it never happened.

With that in mind, I knit my first hat and I'm pretty happy with it. I still haven't gathered the courage to knit in the round (I'm such a knit sissy), so this one is gathered and sewn. Nothing fancy, just 2x2 rib for a couple inches and then into garter stitch (alright, because I got lazy  Wink ). And I decided I like the pom pom better in front to the side instead of on the back. So there  Cheesy

13  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / My first woven project- a scarf! on: December 31, 2010 09:51:53 AM
This is actually my second go at weaving. My first is a bookmark that I haven't finished yet. I originally intended this to be a very long scarf, but then decided I wanted it to be a belt. But once I finished it and tried it on, I didn't like the way it looked, so I went back to the scarf idea (although a shorter one).

So this is what I wound up with. It's very basic and probably boring, but I love it to pieces. Because I made it  Cheesy

I made it on a loom my husband put together using a long plank with screws screwed into the top and bottom. I am now hopelessly in love with weaving.

14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Not Godzilla embroidery on: December 22, 2010 02:33:37 PM
Because badbird insists it's a Terrible Lizard  Wink

I stitched this up for my youngest son (he's 3) for Christmas. He loves dinosaurs, so I knew when I saw the pattern (http://zuill.us/andreablog/2009/06/28/julys-embroidery-pattern/) that I had to make it for him.

My only concern is that the fabric I used isn't "manly" enough  Cheesy

15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rosette bobby pins on: December 21, 2010 12:40:21 PM
I made these for my daughter to put in her stocking for Christmas,  because she's super girly and loves all things accessory  Cheesy

I made two different sets, and put them on some toile card stock I had.

16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered unicorn and pegasus on: December 19, 2010 09:17:09 AM
I made these for my daughter for Christmas. They're from bad bird's free patterns (which everyone in this house loves). She saw the pattern and loved it, so I knew I had to stitch them up for her. I think they took about 3 hours total to do (I could only work on them when she was at school). I had so much fun working on these because I never use these color combos for myself.  Smiley

17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / I Want to Be a Kid Again swap? on: December 17, 2010 09:23:40 AM
I was thinking it would be awesome to do a swap where we're taken back to our childhood. We could craft for our partner's favorite childhood cartoons/tv shows, games, candy, toys, and so on.

Would anyone be interested in this?

18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / The 'you don't have to like your grandma' snowman on: December 16, 2010 03:52:26 PM
So I'm a bad granddaughter, but a great daughter (more or less). My mother loves Christmas more than life itself. It's always been a huge deal for her, she loves to decorate, go look at lights, the whole deal. My grandmother, however, is...I don't want to say evil. I do, but I won't. This year my grandma (who lives with my mother. Thankfully I live a few states away) informed my mom that she shouldn't bother putting up a tree or decorating this year because she didn't feel like bothering with anything "festive" (not that she ever does, she's ruined more than one Christmas).

Naturally, I scrapped the cowl I was going to knit for her and stitched this up instead...

Not my best work, but I hope she likes it  Wink

ETA: the pattern is modified from one I found in the book 'A Rainbow of Stitches'.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Big, bright pink cowl on: December 09, 2010 10:04:14 AM
Modeled on the creepy bald mannequin we've affectionately named 'Brenda'.

This is for my mom for Christmas (wanted her to have a few things to open from me). I wanted to make something easy that I could turn out in an evening, so I grabbed my bulky and 15s and got to work.

Not much else to say about it  Smiley

20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My mom's chihuahua on: December 04, 2010 04:42:11 PM
I embroidered this for my mom's birthday, which was yesterday (I'm a bad daughter). It came together super quick (started it yesterday afternoon). I modified it from a Gina Matarazzo pattern, because my mom's dog has bigger ears, and I wanted a tag in the shape of a heart. I also decided to satin stitch the collar and tag instead of just backstitching them. The white in the eyes are French knots. The tag has the initials "PL", because the dog is Penny Lane  Smiley

Nothing complicated, but I think my mom's going to like it. Now all I need to do is get it in a nice hoop and ship it  Wink

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