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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Tree of Life Throw on: August 11, 2011 03:16:41 PM
I knitted the Lion Brand Pattern here: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90430AD.html?noImages=

I started it to practice my cables (I was a newb then). It took me nearly a year to complete it because I put it down for a few months (now I'm awesome at it). I stole the yarn from the stash my grandmother left us when she moved out; it's super soft.

The whole thing.
Garden (a flower garden to be exact).  Grin
Leaf Border. I love the border

I don't have a baby and I don't know anyone who does so I really don't have any attachment to this piece :/ It'd make a great gift. The yarn is yellow so it's appropriate for a boy and a girl.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Felt Watch on: July 20, 2011 12:39:39 PM
Just showin' off this new watch I made. It's felt, thread and a leftover naked watch. The yellow circles are really buttons

it has a date setting too  Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Upholstery Fabric Jacket on: June 13, 2011 04:27:41 PM
There really isn't much to say about this since I used a commercial pattern (this one in fact: http://www.simplicity.com/p-4462-misses-dresses-cynthia-rowley-collection.aspx) and I made it for myself, not much of a story. I swear everyone has this pattern; feel free to show off your completed jacket.

I made it with upholstery fabric I bought on a whim at a local upholstery fabric store.
action shot of backside  Wink
detail of front
detail of sleeve. i used old D-rings from a pair of tripp pants that i owned back in the day.
here's marilyn modeling the thing. she makes more money than i do modeling because of her 25" waist  Angry

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Quilted Pot Holders on: June 07, 2011 11:38:01 AM
Just sharing some pot holders and oven mitts that I made since I never put anything up here. I have knitted sweaters and big quilts and numerous dresses that I never posted on craftster Sad

It took me forever to get these done, mostly because I didn't want to work on them  Grin

Got the idea from this place http://yesimadethat.blogspot.com/ just search pot holders and I'm sure you'll find it somewhere

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help! Knitter Translator Needed! on: December 03, 2010 09:11:03 AM
I'm knitting this sweater and I got the front and back panels done just fine but I'm having problems transcribing the pattern for the sleeves. It says:

   Work in St st, inc 1 st at each end of the 5th and every foll 6th row until there are 60 sts, then on 5 foll 8th rows.
   Work even until sleeve measures 19" from cast on edge.

Does that mean I inc on the 5th, 10th, 15th...? But it says "and every foll 6th row." Do I then inc on rows 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16...? I have no idea for "5 foll 8th rows" either.
Work even means I don't inc or dec right?  Huh
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Little Bo Peep on: November 04, 2010 04:37:35 PM
I made my sister a costume for Halloween. Spent all my time on it but I think it was worth it. She originally had no idea what she wanted to be. I gave her the idea of being Bo Peep and she thought about it until the last minute. Three days before our first costume event, I started to make the costume.

I used a simplicity pattern, but as you can see I added a few things, chucked a few things... it's a lot better than a simplicity pattern. In fact, while trick-or-treating someone noticed that the costume was handmade  Grin


Apron (I drafted the pattern myself):

Sleeve detail:

Collar detail:


Bloomers detail:

The petticoat I bought online for myself a long long long time ago.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Sweet Heart Pocket Scarf on: November 04, 2010 12:13:21 PM
My good friend, Marley, went off to college. We both decided that we wanted to keep up with each other after high school so I'm sending off my first package (whoo!), all of then things include felt (whoo! felt!).

I'm sending a cool scarf with pockets on both ends:

Action Shot:

A pixel heart brooch:

And least but not last a felt ram (from a book) and that rose brooch from a previous post:

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8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pink Super Ruffley Skirt! on: October 23, 2010 01:56:40 PM
This is a skirt I whipped up in one morning (maybe in an hour and a half) for Jane. I just cut a square of fabric, stuck ruffles of many colors on it, then finished it with elastic.  Wink I forgot to take a straight on picture (oops). So I will just tell you that the skirt ruffles are asymmetrical, the left side of the skirt has only one ruffle layer with lace on the hem while the right side has like four layers, with lace of course. It's much like a skirt I liked from Anthropologie, but they don't sell it anymore  Cry
Oh yeah, I don't have a ruffler so all of the ruffles are done traditionally
model is mariah and I am aware that ruffley is not a word
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tudor Rose Purse on: September 19, 2010 09:30:42 AM
I made this bag out of some of the fabric my very nice grandmother gave me. The best part is that it converts into either a handbag or cross body bag. The best, best part is that this flower doesn't attract bugs Wink


cross body:

Here's the genius behind it:

The bag takes a LOT of material. I cut 40 petals and 40 leaves total and that doesn't include the actual bag and straps.

The center is one piece of fabric. The weave look is achieved through canadian smocking:

The bag was supposed to have a zipper AND a purse snap but that was redundant so I only used a snap:

Overall, I feel accomplished. I used a tute from this site:http://www.savvyseams.com/bags/flower.php
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Psychedelic Striped Skirt and Rose Pin on: September 14, 2010 12:00:04 PM
I made this striped skirt from fabric I found at Hancock Fabrics. For the pleats I just pleated a long strip and cut accordingly (I haven't figured out how to calculate length for pleats yet).

The rose pin is made of wrapped felt. I meant to add more to it but I think I like it the way it is.

I was wearing the rose in my hair in the first photo but you can't see it  Tongue
It's hard being your own model AND photographer
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