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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: What are you making for Christmas this year (2008)? on: November 07, 2008 09:53:40 AM
I'm making a record bag for my brother, an aspiring DJ (at 14!), quilts for both sets of grandparents and a doctor who scarf for my other brother. I'm also buying some hand-stamped silver rings from etsy for my two BFFs, but haven't decided what to have stamped on them. My short-list of poncy latin sayings is this  -

fortes fortuna iuvat fortune favours the brave
nil desperandum  - never despair
nulli secundus  - second to none
minima maxima sunt  - smallest things are most important
omnia causa fiunt everything happens for a reason
Alis volat propriis -she flies with her own wings

Carpe diem was my initial idea, but after a bit of googling it seems so cliched....
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Steamrolled Polar Bear Scarf on: November 01, 2008 04:32:53 AM
I was totally convinced that this was going to be part of a Sarah Palin costume when I saw it. >___<
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 34 Gallery on: June 02, 2008 12:03:21 PM
I received a wonderful package from Klum78 today, a bag, pin and necklace. I was having a pretty crappy day, and it was just the nicest surprise I could imagine!

Lovely bigsquishy bag, with my new favourite pin

And necklace

Thank you so much!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: the zipper on: May 19, 2008 07:58:28 AM
That's so cool! It was lovely of you to do it for him too...

I imagine you could make some cool toddler clothes like this too, with fun prints behind the zippers. I'll have to acquire a toddler to make clothes for!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Prom dress dry run 2.0 on: May 16, 2008 08:55:33 AM
that's a lot of fun. what's the other fabric?

The other fabric is a heavy red matte silk, it's gorgeous, but as I said, pricey.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Prom dress dry run 2.0 on: May 16, 2008 08:04:48 AM
Because I'm really paranoid about cutting into my 12/m ($24/m) fabric without checking my (self drafted) pattern works! I grossly overestimated how much bias-binding I'd need to make, and have about 10 meters of the damned stuff left over, so at least I'll know not to repeat that mistake...

The sweetheart neckline isn't really wonky, but my dress form Vicky and I are having some issues. I suspect I have a case of the terrible twos on my hands...
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sustainable OOAK Fabric Wristlet with key and birds on: May 15, 2008 08:59:38 AM
Thanks! I knew I'd read about it somewhere, but I couldn't remember where/how the solvy came into it! Definately going to try this when I get my grubby mitts on some of the water soluble paper.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sustainable OOAK Fabric Wristlet with key and birds on: May 15, 2008 08:00:44 AM
Oh, that's lovely. Could you explain briefly how you did it, please?
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 34 on: May 10, 2008 08:20:39 AM
I'd like to claim Avesthel for a bifold wallet please! List in a sec...

This is my first claim

About me : I'm 16, and in the UK, I've tried pretty much any craft that you can throw at me, but I especially enjoy sewing, and hope to work in the fashion industry. I love bright colours and shy away from pastels, my favourite colour is red (or maybe navy), and the only colour I don't like at all is yellow. I'm not really into cutesy or decorative-only things on the whole, if I had to describe my style it would be colourfully-preppy! I read a lot, but don't watch much on TV or at the cinema.


- Any kind of jewelery, accessories or clothing with poppies on it, some ideas below.
 -Felt brooch http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9343769
 -Necklace http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8154707
 -Dress (but not that small!) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9466211
 -Headband http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11593177

- Journal! Lined paper would be great, or a mixture of lined and non lined/decorative. Not to be too picky, but something about the size of a normal softback book would be great. I'm fully aware that this is a huge wish, but something like this would be amazing - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8548631

- A fascinator/hairpiece (or tiara) for my upcoming ball. My dress is postbox red, but the hairpiece need only coordinate, not necessarily match. I don't really want anything too princessy, and if it happened to feature poppies, you'd have a very happy girl!

- Jar of whimsies! Just a little one, shipping would get hideous quickly!

- A new handbag, since my current one recently died! A sturdy bag, big enough to fit an A4 binder, in a dark colour would be great, felted wool doubly so!
 A few inspiration links
 - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5726022
 - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9252193

- Anything gossip-girl inspired (and I mean their clothes, not their attitudes! Tongue) Headbands especially.

- Feathered hairband a-la - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11664960
   or http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11662545


Books - Doodle stitching, Sublime stitching craft pad, Stitch & Bitch, Stitch & Bitch nation, Last minute patchwork & quilted gifts, In stitches, the crafters companion, Sew U... gently used is fine, and if you have something else you think I'd like, feel free to run it by me!

Magazines would be nice too, readymade, knitting magazines... any non-british craft magazines, pretty much!

Fabric - Cool prints, nothing too cutesy please, bold florals is good, or skull prints! Don't really need knits or plain cottons.

Beads - Yes please! Surprise me. No plastic though, please.


Candy (but no gelatin please), Magazines, Postcards! Please don't feel obliged, though.
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Shop the Swap 14 - Shop Posts Only on: May 02, 2008 07:12:39 AM

My house is pet & smoke free!

2 pt items:

Approx. 520m/568yds white cashcotton, divided into two whole balls of 130m/142yds each, and four smaller balls. Not an expert on dying, but I'd imagine it'd be good for that kind of thing...

35% Cotton, 25% polyamide, 18% angora, 13% viscose, 9% cashmere (2pts)

Green felted-bead bracelet (2pts)

1pt items:

Purple and red glass bead bracelet. Fits my 6.5'' wrist well, with a little room (1pts)

Birdie embroidery. I can make it into something small, (pouch or cuff maybe?) or you can have it as is as a patch. For more points (negotiable!) i could make it a feature on a bag or something. About 3'' end to end (1pt)

Custom-made shop banner or forum avatar, anything goes as long as I can find images for it! (1pt)

1/2 pt items

Earrings! All 1/2 pt per pair, remember to specify which in your claim PM

Lot of crochet flowers, circles and one granny-square. These were my practise, so they may not be perfect... (1/2 pt the lot)

Felt patches. Robot only avaliable(1/2 pt each)

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