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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Honey cowl on: July 02, 2015 08:58:57 PM
I recently finished the Honey Cowl (free pattern from Madelinetosh). I used Manos del Uruguay Maxima in Limerick. I CO 320 stitches so it's long enough to comfortably wrap around twice (although I think about 280 stitches would have been enough).

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / DIY neck/shoulder heat pillow on: October 28, 2014 11:04:01 PM
Hi all, wasn't sure whether to put this in Home/Beauty & Bath/Misc so feel free to move the topic if necessary.

I have recently had shoulder surgery and suffer from very tense muscles in this area and my neck. I have a long wheat bag that can drape around my neck but i find all the wheat just bunches at one end and I can never get it in the right spot, so I thought I'd try making my own with sections so the filling stays evenly distributed. The sections also mean it can be easily rolled up to put in a drawer/bag for travel. I couldn't buy wheat so I used uncooked rice with a bit of lavender oil. I am a very beginner sewer and it was my first try at top stitching so it's a little wonky in places but the dark fabric conceals it pretty well.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / help choosing wire gauge and hardness on: October 28, 2014 05:27:02 AM
hi guys, i want to recreate a necklace similar to the photo. just wondering for the wire star what gauge and hardness of wire i should choose. i want to make it in silver but i am a bit lost in terms of the gauge and hardness. i presume i need a low-ish gauge and possibly half hard for the star to not get bent out of shape during normal wearing??

would something like 14g, half hard be appropriate?

many thanks  Smiley

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / fabric flowers on: October 21, 2014 08:33:25 PM
wasn't sure what board to post these on so i'm just posting them in the misc section.

i have tried numerous times (even with cacti) to keep a plant on my desk at work to no avail so i decided i could have fake flowers instead. i didn't really want to just buy some at a craft shop, so i decided to make some out of fabric. hope you guys like them. i could probably write a tutorial if there was any interest for it.

5  COOKING / Dessert / Pandan magic cake on: October 21, 2014 08:30:55 PM
has anyone ever made magic cake before? it's the recipe that turns 1 batter into a 3 layer cake. i've made it once before and it was pretty good so i made it again but flavoured it with pandan essence this time. just decided to go for a dusting of powdered sugar on top (with some cake stencils to be a bit fancy).

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Anthropologie inspired keychain on: October 21, 2014 08:28:39 PM
I saw a keychain on Anthropologie a while back that was pretty expensive for just a keychain (around $30 i think) so I attempted to make my own version of it. Hope you like it.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 1920s style drop waisted dress on: October 20, 2014 06:12:37 PM
Hi all, after a 7-8 year hiatus from Crafster, I thought I'd come back and share some of the things I make.

I had a 1920s themed event to attend and I didn't want to hire/purchase a costume, so I attempted to make a drop waisted dress from some blue lace fabric. I am a complete novice sewer so whilst it is far from perfect, I was pretty happy with how it turned out. Hope you guys like it  Smiley

Edit: I just posted about how I made the dress on my blog: http://the--novemberist.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/three-how-to-make-1920s-inspired-dress.html

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / aussie/new zealand instant swap anyone? on: April 14, 2008 07:10:16 AM
i was just looking at the gallery for the UK/ROI instant swap 2 and it looks like fun.  would anyone be interested in doing something like this during the winter holidays (this would be a good time for uni and high school students, not sure about others though)??
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / strawberry tshirt - my attempt at kawaii on: April 03, 2008 06:04:57 AM
i wasn't sure whether i should put this in general or reconstructed, or even needlework, so feel free to move it.

well, i made this for a swap i was in, and my partner has received, although i didn't hear from her, so hopefully she liked it Undecided

i just bought i plain white tshirt, already had the pink fabric, and felt.  as far as i am aware, the japanese charcters say strawberry, although the online translator i used may have not been accurate. oh well.  all up it took me probably over 4 hours, as it is all stitched by hand, and i work very slowly.  the idea was my own original concept. comments/criticism appreciated, as this is my first attempt at non-knitted clothing. let me know what you think!

on me (it was a few sizes to big for me - but it gives you an idea)

close ups:

10  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Archive of featured projects on: August 27, 2007 04:12:02 AM
This is probably due to my ebryonic level of awareness, but is there still a way to get to the old archive of featured projects??

Sorry if this has been asked before,

Thanks!!  Cheesy
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