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1  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...
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My love is like a red poppy on: March 04, 2008 02:46:40 PM
Poppies are my absolute favourite flowers, but the only poppy related item I own is a necklace that my great-grandmother passed down to me, which is what sparked my poppy-love in the first place. I decided that this situation needed immediate rectification, so, a poppy hair-clip! It's crushed velvet, burnt round the edges. Super easy to do, and it looks lovely.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / A duo of blue (bracelets) on: March 04, 2008 02:43:45 PM

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Only very slightly steampunk cape on: February 19, 2008 04:09:37 PM
I spent this afternoon drooling over items of steampunk-inspired fashion, and naturally desperate to make something for myself. However, having been a fan of the style for about six hours, I didn't really have anything to make it with to hand. So I present the only-very-slightly-steampunk cape! I was considering adding an appliqu - gears maybe? But it drapes so beautifully, and I didn't want to spoil that... and I do like it as it is, although I can't picture any situation in which I'd wear it!

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Craft your favourite book? on: February 12, 2008 02:35:58 PM
Don't know if this has been done before, but I was looking through the swap ideas, thinking for something I'd enjoy to swap, and my mind leapt immediately to reading! I love finding out about other peoples' favourite books, so how about a swap whereby you send a copy of your favourite book, and a craft to go with it? It could be a pretty quick and easy swap I think...
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Unflattering school shirt ----> Puff-sleeved prettiness on: January 08, 2008 08:14:00 AM

I finally decided to actually do something about the hideously unflattering school shirts I've had inflicted on me for the best part of five years. It is impossible to find flattering fitted blouses in the sky blue required for my uniform. I did consider dying a white one, but... maybe another day.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Basic(ish) kids uniform sweater pattern? (sytherin/HP even better!) on: June 17, 2007 03:30:23 PM
So, foolishly i offered to knit my 9yo brother a slytherin sweater for the Deathly Hallows (EEE! 33 days!) launch, in July, and said i'd knit myself a ravenclaw one. The ravenclaw one for myself is going fine, using the basic raglan pattern in the knitalong and wide stripes. BUT the smallest school sweater pattern i could find has a 36'' bust. My little brother is a skinny squirt, and has a chest measurement of 27'', which i fear would abseloutely drown him. I found a few to buy, and i will do if necessary, but if anyone could point me in the direction of a free one, i'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks in advance.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Therapy-bag on: May 10, 2007 06:09:11 PM
My grandfather just had a heart attack, and we're driving up to London to see him tommorow, but with all the stuff whizzing round my head, I found it impossible to sleep tonight, so i give you:

My therapy bag. Therapy as in theraputic to make, rather than... carrying stuff to a therapy session i guess Tongue It's very floppy, but I like it that way, it's a manifestation of how i currently feel. Or something.

And the lining...

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wedding shrug on: May 10, 2007 06:00:36 PM
I love this so much! My friend's mother is remarrying in the summer, and I needed a cover-up to wear to the wedding. I'd had the pattern in my bookmarks for a while, and this challenge gave me the motivation I needed.

Knit in less than a week, in a cashmere/cotton blend, something-or-other elite. I used the pattern for the body of the shrug, but made the back wider, used a different stitch pattern for, and slightly belled the sleeves - I hope it's different enough from the original to qualify.

On me -

On vicky, you can see how gorgeously this wool drapes

Aand the original pattern (PDF) -http://www.lacabezagrande.com/downloads/MiaShrug.pdf
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Teeny tiny circs? on: March 07, 2007 08:23:21 PM
So... I'm not a newbie knitter, with some determination I can generally manage most knitting instructions these days, and I'd love to try socks. The problem being that I hate dpns with an all consuming passion. If I need to use them, to do the tops of hats and so on I will do, but I tend to avoid patterns that call for using them. So my question is, is it possible to buy circular needles small enough to knit socks and the like?

Thanks in advance.
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