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1  Illinois / Illinois: North / Chicago, IL: Knit with Kelley Deal of The Breeders at Sifu Design Studio. on: July 19, 2011 02:28:34 PM
Sifu Design Studio & Fine Yarns Presents...
Deal and Dally in the Alley

A weekend event of crafting, creating, and rocking out!

Kelley Deal of The Breeders, and author of the book "Bags that Rock" will visit Sifu Design Studio & Fine Yarns starting www.sifudesignstudio.com July 22 for a book signing and meet & greet! At 7pm, she will host Sci-Fiber Friday - our free, weekly Sci-Fi movie screening.  July 23 and 24, Kelley will be back to teach a two part workshop on her awesome felted bag, "The Road Bag."  Plus, all day Saturday we will be hosting The Urban Folk Circuit, the only traveling year-round craft fair in Chicago, in our back parking lot. Saturday night Kelley and her new band R.Ring will be playing across the street at Transistor.

Sign up now on our website for this once in a lifetime chance to knit and felt a bag with Kelley Deal. The class is $80 for both days, materials not included, but readily available in kits at the store for $60.

Lisa Whiting

Owner/ Designer/ Artist/ Teacher
Sifu Design Studio & Fine Yarns
5044 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

773-271-SIFU (7438)

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2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Rachel from Blade Runner Costume on: August 31, 2010 06:56:58 PM
Awesome! Everything looks great - but the hair is spot-on.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: cutie patootie's booties on: June 14, 2010 01:27:56 PM
Thanks, everyone!

Adorable! I'd never seen this pattern before. Definitely going to try it out! Thank you!

The pattern is free, here's the link: http://members.home.nl/tdpj/Patronen/Bootees/Saartjes%20bootees.pdf
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: flower tote - a year in the making on: June 14, 2010 01:26:23 PM
Thanks, everyone!

This is so cute! I bet all the ends were madness.

I think it took me just as long to weave in all the ends as it did to do the crochet!
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Mickey Ruby!! on: June 14, 2010 01:25:12 PM
She is so cute! Her hair is beautiful and I love her little headband ears and yellow shoes!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: an extra special horse on: June 14, 2010 01:21:21 PM
Thanks, everyone!

Oh man, I wish I had some fabric like this. That special horsie would make a very special unicorn. Very cool idea. Smiley

I almost did a little horn! But it ended up that my thread was a little too thick. Alas, we can still dream!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Little boy blue, white, and red Sailor short romper outfit on: June 13, 2010 07:43:34 AM
This is so sweet! I love the vintage styling and the fabrics used.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: seersucker summer dress! [some images] on: June 10, 2010 07:24:23 PM
This has been on my "to-sew" list for awhile. Your's looks wonderful! Great fabric, and it is very flattering on you.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / cutie patootie's booties on: June 10, 2010 02:29:44 PM
It's been awhile since I've posted in the knitting gallery!

I whipped these up two weeks ago for my sister in law who is nearing her due date. My niece has nicknamed her soon-to-be new sister "cutie patootie," so these are Cutie Patootie's booties!

The pattern is Saartje's Booties, which I absolutely love. It's been awhile since this pattern was popular, but I think it is so unique and pretty. The yarn is some stash yarn I inherited. I think they turned out very sweetly - hope you agree!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / flower tote - a year in the making on: June 10, 2010 02:10:28 PM
This weekend I was able to get a huge pile of projects done, including this:

I started this bag last summer. The pattern is from my favorite Japenese crochet book, "Crochet Motif Item." I'm sure you are thinking - why would you ever crochet this?! Look at all those ends to weave in!

And I will admit, the finishing of the crochet took a really long time. But that is not why this project languished on my sewing table - unfinished - for so long.

I could not figure out what to do for handles. Until a few weeks ago when I read a post over at the Purl Bee blog and I knew I had my solution - Use webbing for the handles! I picked some up at JoAnn's that matched the center color of the flower, and I was in business.

Check out this lining:

And a closeup of crochet-y goodness:

I could not be happier with the bag - and the fact that it is finally done!

Blogged with a few more pictures and some links here:
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