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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / hogwarts scarf: ravenclaw, movie colors -link to pattern on: February 22, 2009 02:41:01 PM
I'm so proud of this scarf. It's my first time with color changing and duplicate stiching. I used the hogwarts pattern on atypically knit here http://knit.atypically.net/scarves/azkaban/pattern.shtml

Here's a closeup of the duplicate stitich, bars, and fringe.

I used a dust blue wool blend in DK weight and moonlight mohair in the silver colorway. I was going to use bronze glitterspun but I got the mohair for $1.50 a skein at big lots and couldn't pass it up. 

The only changes to the pattern I made were to only do 10 pairs of bars not 14. I knit really loose and this was more based on when I ran out of yarn. Even with only 10 it's still a 6 1/2 foot scarf.  I added a little bit of the mohair yarn into the fringe as well.

12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Can you have too many ruffles? coat recon on: January 15, 2009 05:12:24 PM
I took an overly large straight ankle length coat with a normal men's type work shirt collar and revamped it into this:

I took apart nearly everything, resized it and used the scraps to make the ruffle around the neckline and cuffs. I trimmed it all in hot pink polka dots.  It's my new favorite coat for not quite winter weather.

More on the process in my blog:http://lifeprettified.blogspot.com/2009/01/ribbons-and-bows-making-wardrobe.html
13  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 33 ENTRIES / "Goin' to Grandma's" Pink Paisley Pajamas and Backpack on: December 05, 2008 04:52:51 AM
My entry is a pj and bag set I made for my toddler.

My daughter is under two but just starting to be in the age where we might consider letting her stay all night with a relative. (Can you hear the "new parent angst" in my voice?) So I made her paisley pink Pajamas from a thrift store pillowcase set (and pj's for me from the sheets, but that's another post).  Then I made her a backpack to put her overnight stuff in. It will fit her pjs, a stuffed animal, and her toothbrush and maybe a change of clothes, a few stray cheerios....  She LOVES purses, backpacks and bags, anything she can loop over her arm and carry around.

I'l start with the embroidery on the Pj's. I'm insanely proud of it but I haven't a clue why.

The pj's, trimmed with yellow thrift store ribbon and various buttons. This is the first attempt at smocking. I love smocking!

Then the bag. I used an old  dress of hers cut off the top and flipped it so the hem was the top, cut a hole in the outside and embroidered a buttonhole and added ribbon for the closure. I added a strip of the pink paisley to match the pjs inside. Then sewed on some ribbon for the backpack.

And the bag modeled by Mistletoe the big white bear.

14  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / the 12 - no the 4 days of Christmas on: November 21, 2008 07:17:30 AM
Once long, long ago, sometime in the 70's I think, my mother started a cross -stitch project to end all cross stitch projects. She was going to make a 12 days of Christmas tree skirt. 

Sometime in the 90's, when my mom gave up cross-stitch (possibly because of this project) I got all her supplies including 4 completed days of Christmas.

Now at least 10 years later during a decluttering mission in my craft room I found the pieces.  Now given the hours (days, weeks, months) my mom must have spent doing these I couldn't quite bear to throw them out.  So I used some strips from leftover holiday fabric to make a border and made a table runner. 

I used a sheet for the back and quilted in the ditch around the frames. I didn't add any batting since I wanted it to be fairly flat. Here's a close up of the border:

I'm going to give it to my mom for the holidays. I'm thinking she'll get a kick out of it when she recognizes the cross-stitching.
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Steam punk desk set (now with tutorial pg 2) on: November 20, 2008 01:54:44 PM
I made my husband a World of Warcraft desk set. Since he normally plays Gnomes I did it in a more steampunk type style with gears and contraptions. It consists of a mouspad redone from a freebie mouse pad from dell, a hand-bound journal from recycled paper and a gadget type pen that folds out. Originally it was bright green.

While I was at it I made myself a journal/pen combo in the same style using more victorian aspects of steampunk. Here's the whole set.

Just the pens:

The mousepad with the world of warcraft map on it. At the top I used brads beads and metal flashing to get a geared look:

For my journal I designed  the corset octopus. (all drawings are hand drawn due to a botch transfer but I had some faint lines  to work from in most cases.)

16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / grow-a-bag from prom dress on: November 20, 2008 01:41:18 PM
I took an old prom dress (10+ years old) and paired it with an asian print to get this grow a bag I made for the Buy Nothing Day swap.

Here it is all opened up for maximum hauling from the yarn store! (oops thatwasn't really in line with the whole buy nothing day theme was it?)

I like the idea so much I made one for myself too except the fabrics are reversed so the print shows and the solid is hidden.
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Handpainted patchwork bag on: November 20, 2008 01:38:29 PM
I made this for Buy Nothing Day Swap. I hand painted the  blocks with the circles using various lids and rings to make the circles. I also made her a swap journal using the same fabrics.

 I added inner pockets for a knitting pattern and needles. Then a closure so bag might decide to stay closed.

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / sunshine dishcloth (Now with Tutorial!) on: November 20, 2008 01:35:32 PM
I attempted a standard dishcloth by starting with three stitches and adding 2 each row. Then I ran out of yarn.  It wasn't until I took it off the needles that I realized it looked like a sunset. So It's my little sunshine dishcloth that makes me smile every time I go into the kitchen.
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / journal making for the holidays: WoW and Steampunk to Meditation on: November 20, 2008 01:28:33 PM
I've made a slew of handbound journals for gifts:
A meditation journal, birding notebook, and a list notebook, all personalized:

A horror theme recipe book using the tutorial found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=273316.0

The birding notebook used graph paper and the others used lined

A steampunk journal for me and a World of warcraft one for my DH. He routinely plays a gnome so I went with an engineering type theme. The images are all hand drawn on, since my transfer method bombed. I really like the corset octopus one since I did that freehand all the way trying to combine to victorian elements

I also made a couple of pens for the steampunk ones from these cool little gadgety type pens that look like links and open up to be pens. Original the pens were pink and green:
20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / shirt to toddler dress recon on: November 20, 2008 01:12:49 PM
I used the tutorial for changing a man's dress shirt to a toddler dress. I used a woman sleeveless shirt so I took the collar and used that as the sleeves.

Here is some of the detail. I used a wide lattice ribbon for trim.

(I really like the pattern on the shirt. If it had been big enough It would have been mine.)
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