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1  Re: "Sweater of Many Buttons" Knitalong! in Knitalongs by karmapolice on: March 10, 2007 08:52:07 PM
FINALLY! It only took me, um, 5 months  Embarrassed

It's actually been languishing in my closet since January, fully knit and awaiting the perfect set of buttons, which I found (and they're not a set at all!):

I'm hopelessly indecisive, so I just used one or two each of a whole bunch of random buttons that I bought in a grab bag at Michael's. It's a bit loose in the chest where I did the shaping (which is weird, cause I measured throughout ... it's like it has a mind of its own), but I've solved that problem before by soaking the problem area and blasting it with a hairdryer.

the noodle princess - great minds think alike! I used 4 and a bit balls of Paton's Shetland Chunky. I lost the label but I think it's called "Rich Burgundy." It's so soft and cosy. I love it. And we're just starting to see hints of spring where I live, so I might actually be able to show it off without a jacket overtop soon  Smiley
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2  Re: 20 Questions Mix CD Gallery in The Swap Gallery by karmapolice on: August 31, 2005 11:45:01 PM
So.  Canada Post kindly decided to deliver BOTH CDs I sent jennye - one a week late and one right on time (for when I sent it, that is).  How incredibly frustrating.  And to top it off, they're raising their rates for sending CDs on September 24.  Oh, Canada. 

But what makes it all OK is receiving such an awesome CD as the one I got from jennye:

I'm pretty sure the tracklist is visible from that pic, but if not I can always post again!

Thanks for being such a patient, awesome partner, jennye!

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3  This ain't your average pillowcase skirt. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by karmapolice on: June 23, 2005 02:18:24 PM
I figured the easy version of the pillowcase to skirt thing would look a bit shapeless on me (no hips!) so I switched it up a little.  No, a LOT.  It took like 5 hours, but that's mostly because apparently I don't know how to operate a sewing machine.  Roll Eyes

Side view!  With buttons pirated from a shirt of my dad's that I'm hoping he doesn't wear anymore.  I am simply too lazy to learn how to sew a zipper in.

Hooray for skirts!  Of course, the second I finished it, the sky clouded over and we got a thunderstorm, so I haven't worn it yet  Tongue

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4  Re: Green bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by karmapolice on: June 23, 2005 10:24:13 AM
I made my own version for grad!

Not as pretty as the original, but still.   Cheesy
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5  Re: Feels Like Summer to Me CD Swap in The Swap Gallery by karmapolice on: May 31, 2005 05:03:02 PM
Hooray!! I received my CD and extras from flrtingwdisaster last week, and after going away last weekend I finally have a chance to post them in all their glory:

She spoiled me!! Along with the CDs came a little dancing foam hula guy I named Jeffrey, as well as a genius paper bag CD holder.  I am too lucky!!

The CD itself was beautifully decorated.  I also got a demo CD from a local band in Germantown NY! woo hoo!

Here is the tracklist:

1. The 5, 6, 7, 8's - Woo hoo
2. The Ataris - Boys of Summer
3. Sugarcult - Bouncing Off the Walls
4. Weezer - Island In the Sun
5. Maroon 5 - Harder to Breathe
6. Something Corporate - Woke Up in a Car
7. Muse - Time is Running Out
8. The Bravery - Swollen Summer
9. Tegan and Sara - When You Were Mine
10. The Killers - On Top
11. Something Corporate - Kissed a Drunk Girl
12. Liz Phair - Why Can't I
13. The Postal Service - Sleeping In
14. Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue
15. Weezer - Beverley Hills
16. Twista - Sunshine
17. Jet - Look What You've Done
18. Sublime - Summertime

Thanks flrtingwdisaster!  I totally love the CD.  It's definitely going to be a summer staple.  Cheesy

PS - mackaulkv: It's Summertime is on the CD I made!!
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6  Grad banquet + awesome present = jewelry binge! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by karmapolice on: May 26, 2005 09:13:47 AM
My grad banquet is this Friday!! I'm sooo excited. I spent all weekend making these to go with my dress:

This isn't a very good pic - it's one of those layered necklaces that hangs down quite far. The front of my dress is plain and I needed to snazz it up a bit.

Hooray for blurry photos!  Roll Eyes

Et la piece de resistance ...

This is a crocheted-wire bracelet, with the beads added after the initial form was made.  It's based on this gorgeous design by Cockatiel.

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
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7  The Shins!! (or, my first eventful foray into the world of iron on pens) in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by karmapolice on: April 16, 2005 01:36:25 PM
I wasn't quite sure where to put this - it didn't really fit under 'stencilling' or 'iron on inkjet transfers'.

Sooo ... It all started when I picked up some Sulky transfer pens.  I wanted to try them, so I went to all these stores looking for a cheap t shirt that had 35% polyester.  Eventually I discovered an old tee from Michaels that was 50/50 so I decided to have my fun.  I printed out the Shins stencil, colored it in, and ironed it on, only to discover that I had forgotten to put a layer of fabric in between the t shirt.  Cry So I kinda ruined that shirt, but I  had another one, so I tried again.  This time it didn't transfer darkly enough. I had just re-colored the same transfer cause it says on the package that it's possible, but it totally didn't work.  So I used a Sharpie.  Hooray for Sharpies! I even remembered to put cardboard in between.  Grin

Then I remembered this spray bottle of fabric paint I'd bought a year ago and never used.  I figured it deserved better than sitting unopened in my drawer, so I made the background.

Whew!  All that work was worth it for the Shins, though. Long live the Shins.  Grin
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8  Yet another springy skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by karmapolice on: April 16, 2005 11:51:01 AM
Spring is FINALLY here, after a few false starts and a crapload of snow.  Of course I had to celebrate:

My friend and I found this store that accepts old fabric ends from people and sells them for $2 a metre, with the proceeds going to charity.  They had lots of awesome vintage prints.  Interestingly enough, right after I bought this we went to Old Navy and found some clutch purses that were made of almost exactly the same print.  It was weird. I guess I'm 15 minutes ahead of the trends.  Wink

Oh, and I should mention, I made it using this tutorial.  But a word of warning! When I cut out the circle, it looked smaller than my hips but turned out to be like a poncho.  It was at least eight inches too wide so I had to use pleats.  Be really careful when you're measuring and stuff.
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9  Cute brown corduroy purse with applique in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by karmapolice on: March 17, 2005 05:51:38 PM
I wanted to make my friend Laura a purse for her 18th birthday.  Despite never having made a purse and not knowing any purse-making technique at all, it turned out OK:

Here's a close up of the applique:

I decided to line it at the last minute, and I came up with a (so I thought) genius method of sewing the straps, lining, and zipper all at once.  Here's a closeup of the lining, with my hand cleverly hiding the part that is now coming unstitched:

Hooray for no technique! Ah well, I'll fix it tonight.  Cheesy
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10  Beach Day! top and hula skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by karmapolice on: March 06, 2005 02:46:19 PM
It was beach day at my school a week ago. I needed a shirt, so I made one from this vintage fabric I bought for 50 cents at a rummage sale, and some lace and ribbon for trimmings:


Then my friend came up with the idea of making garbage  bag hula skirts in protest of all the girls who inevitably use beach day as an excuse to dress skanky (skankily?):

That's my sweetie Harper in the corner. awwww. I wove the ribbon through the holes in the lace and left some extra to make a bow at the side.

Tell me what you think!  Grin
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