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11  My third attempt. in Spinning: Completed Projects by BelovedGoddess on: July 02, 2007 06:02:26 AM
I bought a spindle at a Medieval Faire a few weeks back, spun my first ball that day.  Didn't look pretty so I put it aside.  Decided to get it out and try again the other day.  I had bought some coloured rovings from a local craft shop, supposed to be for felting.  Again my attempts didn't look pretty but I decided to ply them together and knitted a swatch.  At the least it knitted up pretty.
Tried again with a different colour, again the ball didn't look pretty LOL, but I was getting quicker.  I decided to look up instructions on the net and found some great ones with the help of posts on this forum.  After that my spinning started looking prettier  Grin.  Thanks to you all.

I wondered what to make and decided on fingerless gloves, something quick to knit up so I am doing them flat.  I used the 2 colours in stripes, but didn't have enough so decided I needed a third colour.  Went out and bought some fuschia pink roving.  I started spinning and noticed that thanks to the great instructions I found that it was much more evenly spun, hmm but I wanted it lumpy  to match what I did before Roll Eyes.  I had to put lumps in.  It's still prettier than the other 2 balls, even after being plied with one of the earlier attemps.  Trouble now is that after knitting a couple of rows I decided it was too bright to go with the other 2 colours.  NOW I have to go back and buy more colours, one to  match the original colours and more to match the new colour.

Without further ado, here is my 3rd attempt at plying. 

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12  Looks can be deceiving - my gift to my mum in Mother's Day by BelovedGoddess on: May 19, 2007 07:58:30 AM
What looks like a cute little bag.

But it's actually a teacosy.
So many have been deceived by this, many try to open the top, then notice it's got no base and ask what it is.  I found the pattern in Australian Homespun magazine, Issue 8.4

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13  Rose in Easter by BelovedGoddess on: April 03, 2007 01:07:47 AM
I made my own version of the Hershey Chocolate Kiss rose, http://www.wedcraft.com/kissfavor.html using an Easter egg instead of kisses and spearmint leaves instead of silk leaves.  

I am teaching this to 11 & 12 year old girls tonight, we only have very limited time so I made up as much as I could without putting the whole thing together.  All the girls have to do is to attach the egg and leaves to the stem, then use floral tape to cover.  

Update, the girls enjoyed making these.  We were supposed to have 8 girls but only 4 came tonight, which meant they were able to make 2.  They needed help with the first but were able to do the second on their own.  

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14  Re: Cards in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by BelovedGoddess on: November 21, 2005 06:08:16 AM
Thank you for your praise.  

2 of the cards, bells and puddings are stamped and a piece of decorative ribbon goes across the top.

The lanterns and red/gold tag are 2d outline stickers - lanterns are coloured with felt tips.  

The ornaments and small gift tags are made with a Xyron sticker maker.  Had the most fun with that.  

I have since made some more cards, I used purchased stickers for these , just need to add a suitable greeting.  

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15  Cards in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by BelovedGoddess on: November 13, 2005 04:00:21 PM
I have to do a cardmaking demonstration at work on Wednesday night, have spent the last couple of nights making up samples.  I'm limited to using items we sell, so far I've come up with these.  

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16  Re: gluing glass catastrophe in Stitch And BOTCH by BelovedGoddess on: September 08, 2005 05:45:39 AM
Thanks, I just realised I forgot to mention that I really knew how you felt.  

Here's a picture of it before the swan dive, it's now sitting on top of a cupboard turned so most of the damage isnt noticed.  I do want to make another and repair this one, I may just start from scratch I won't be able to match the colour of the grout.  The inspiration for this came from a garden site where people glue the marbles to bowling balls.

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17  Faux seude coat in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by BelovedGoddess on: August 04, 2005 11:17:58 PM
I needed a new winter coat, something not too long but covered my bum.  I found a gorgeous fabric at work and decided to look for a pattern.  Only found one I really liked but it wasn't available over here so I looked through my old patterns and in the catalogues at work.  I finally found a pattern that I thought I could adapt.  It was more fitted than I wanted though and had a yoke on front and back, I didn't want one on the front.  Put those patternmaking skills to good use (the ones the powers that be told me I didn't learn because they had no record of me attending the classes which is why I didn't get my certificate - still bitter).

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