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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Miniature Doily on: August 16, 2009 12:14:12 PM
Sewing thread + size 10 hook = hand cramp Smiley

The pattern should normally give a doily 9.5 inches in diameter, but mine turned out to be around 4 inches.  I hope it's small enough for a dollhouse tablecloth.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Miniature Tea House/ Folly on: June 07, 2007 09:22:49 PM
Thank you for the comments!

Loves2experiment, this was not a kit; I simply grabbed some balsa from the class scrap bin and improvised.  Looking back at this project, I actually feel that "winging it" produces more pleasing miniatures than following kits or patterns.  Try it with your nephew!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Miniature Tea House/ Folly on: June 07, 2007 02:02:51 AM
I've been itching to build minis but haven't gotten to in a while.  So to ease the sorrow of idle hands, here's to a little dusting of an old project:

Balsa, Xacto knife, glue, and a little bit of rice paper.  That's it, nothing fancy.  Oh, and I'm a sucker for inlaid wood/marquetry, so the wall pattern comes from a bunch of balsa slivers assembled together.  Tis my favorite part of the house.  Cheesy  The ridiculous stairs I don't worry too much over; for now let's just say they're intentionally discouraging unwanted guests.
(I apologize for the unprofessional pics.)

A peek from the back:

Thanks for viewing!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Totoro on a bead loom on: May 29, 2007 02:27:36 PM
Howdy.  For a quick, stashbusting pastime, a little charted fun gives us this:

I made this for my sis, who adores Totoro.  I'm not as big a fan but liked the idea of using up the leftover beads for someone else's obsession.
Thanks for viewing!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Time-consuming knitting projects on: May 14, 2007 07:04:24 PM
Mine isn't a knitting project, but the crocheted cathedral window afghan has been dragging for a year of two.  I've recently sat down to finish at least to a presentable level.

Though there is that knit blanket that's been sleeping for just as long...

I find that, in this respect, not having a super-fast computer helps.  I just pick up the project and do a few rows while the damn thing is loading  Grin
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Miniature Rug on: May 14, 2007 04:14:27 PM
that's amazingly detailed, how did you do it?

Thank you.  I picked up some canvas and did needlepoint on it.  It was my first needlepoint project, so I'm not quite sure if I did everything right. 

(If you're interested, the pattern is from a book called Miniature Needlepoint Carpets by Janet Granger.  There's another one called Making Miniature Oriental Rugs and Carpets by Ian McNaughton that I want to try some ideas from.)

I'm itching to finish a couple more rugs in progress, so I hope to keep posting them on here and my blog.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Miniature Rug on: May 13, 2007 04:20:36 PM
Hello.  This is my first post in this topic.

Ladies and Gentlement, I give you...a rug:

I'm saving the fringe-trimming for a minihousewarming party once I build [at least some of] a miniature house/dollhouse I've been doodling for years.

Till then, this rug will live on a chaotic CD rack:

I have a couple more rugs in progress right now. Better get to it while my eyesight and fingers last...

Thanks for viewing!

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Charlotte's Web Shawl on: May 13, 2007 03:32:03 PM
Thank you for your wonderful comments!

How long did it take you to knit that?

This shawl came to life at a rather chaotic time, so I don't have the records for it (don't worry, the shawl didn't make it chaotic).  From what I remember, it went very quickly, even when I added repeats for a bigger shawl.  I'd say 3 weeks to a month?  The blocking took place the following year, though  Cheesy
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Flower Petal Shawl from Elann on: May 13, 2007 03:20:09 PM

KittyCreates, I'm a sucker for hardwood floors.  You should've seen my old apartment; its floors were gleamy and scratchless!   Grin  It does make it more of a challenge to block, though, so I got a foam sheet.

I'll be hanging around to see everyone's Flower Petal Shawls  Cool
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Simple Laptop Sleeve on: May 12, 2007 02:09:11 PM
Thank you.

It's all one piece.  I used the same concepts in the Multidirectional Scarf: http://douma.net/Karen/knitting/Accessory-Scarves/Multidirectional_Diagonal_Scarf.htm
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