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21  Kitten Kase for my phone/PDA in Crochet: Completed Projects by Aneesah on: November 20, 2006 07:51:55 AM
I just got a new HP iPAQ about a week ago and yet its case had already started getting worn out  Undecided , so... I made a new one!

The kitty idea wasn't mine, I saw a picture of a knitted iPod case and wanted one too. Wink

The picture links to its Flickr page with more info.
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22  Re: Safety Pin Watch Strap in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Aneesah on: August 26, 2006 10:07:35 AM
Just to update things -- the blue strap's all worn out now, so I made a new one for the same watch:

I love this one a lot!  Cool
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23  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by Aneesah on: April 12, 2006 09:49:20 AM
Looks like I have two bags for April, I decided to use up the purple and off-white corduroy that I used on the wallet. Smiley

Another messenger bag, because it's pretty much the only kind of bag I use right now. Cheesy Click for bigger size!
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24  Tutorial: Corduroy wallet & new tie-dye wallet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Aneesah on: April 11, 2006 01:45:52 AM
Just wanted to add another wallet I made yesterday; it's slightly bigger than the corduroy wallet 'cause it has bias binding, but I still like it. Very sturdy 'cause I used Wonder-Under and fused the tie-dyed pieces to just white pieces. (Would've used regular interfacing but I don't have any.  Undecided )

I started with a pair of white pants and fabric dyes and ended up with a terribly stained carpet, a really messy bedroom floor and regret that I didn't dye some more fabric yellow for the binding. Sad (There weren't enough for one outer edge.) Oh, and the wallet. Tongue The tie-dyeing didn't come out so bright and colourful but I'm okay with that. Ignore the sloppy stitching, please! Grin


I originally just posted my pictures in the A Bag a Month Craftalong thread, but fort_loop asked for a tutorial, so here it is.

My wallet is on the messy side and I'm sure there are better ways to sew on the pieces, so forgive me for any mistakes and such in the tut. Smiley

I'm aware that Craftster resizes big images, so to read the text properly, just click here to open the image in a new window.

Let me know if you have any questions!
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25  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by Aneesah on: April 04, 2006 08:22:44 PM
cyndiq, I think your daughter modelled the bag very well! Cheesy

Does a wallet count as a "bag"? Tongue I sewed one the other day, though some parts of the stitching just turned out awful. (Thick fabric does not go well with the sewing machine.)

I still like it and use it every day, though.  Wink

Added a tutorial.
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26  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by Aneesah on: March 08, 2006 12:28:04 AM
Here's my March bag, a messenger bag following this tutorial. Smiley

My mother keeps asking me, "What, another bag?! But look, you have tons of them already! *points to my bags in the corner of the room*" To which I'll reply, "But I'm bored, and I'm just using up your old fabric scraps... *points to big basket of fabric in opposite corner of room*". Cheesy

(The reason for my boredom is I've been on a three-month school break while waiting for my exam results... Which will be out on March 13th. Undecided )

Anyway, back on topic, I used some dark blue cotton (it's thin though -- I think my mother bought it to make our old school uniforms, 10 years ago, but never did make them Lips sealed ) and some knitted, slightly stretchy, striped, pajama-like stuff. This bag is a bit floppy, despite me quilting on several layers of the blue fabric onto the striped fabric. (I used dark blue thread and sewed along the stripes -- clever, eh? Grin )

Didn't make a gusset for this one, was too lazy, so I just sewed the corners in. I added an outside pocket (just another layer of blue fabric with a curve cut on top) for some reason, but it's not very visible in the pic.
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27  Safety Pin Watch Strap in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Aneesah on: March 04, 2006 08:27:56 PM
The idea was from this thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47970.0 and I just had to make it. I've seen safety pin bracelet projects before, but as I don't like wearing jewelery that much, I never tried it out.

But I did have some ugly free watches that could use some funky straps, so I went out and bought safety pins, painted a bit of elastic so it's not stark white, and started beading. I really like the results, though the elastic could be a tad wider, or the pins be a tad smaller. (I already had some even smaller pins, but there wasn't enough to cover my wrist -- my size took like 48 pins -- and I couldn't find anymore of the same size at the store.)

Clicky for bigger size! Smiley
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28  First ever knit project - wristband in Knitting: Completed Projects by Aneesah on: March 04, 2006 08:18:15 PM
So I was a self-taught crocheter, and I get bored of things easily, so I decided it was time for knitting. Grin I almost gave up that night, staring at the computer monitor with the diagrams and pictures, and thought that the purl stitch was so freakin' hard! Angry I tried again the next morning, though -- and persevered and just did it again and again, and I can say I'm a knitter now! Smiley I used a toy plastic knitting needle and the wooden stick of a paintbrush, though (yeah, the other toy knitting needle got lost  Roll Eyes ) -- which is slightly less comfortable than real needles, I would assume.

Anyway... I wanted to make the Boogie time watch band at Knitty, but I think either my yarn or my needles were too big, so the band became too thick when I tried folding it in like the pattern asked to. Plus, the watch that I intended to use is broken, as a result of my dismantling it to change its face. Embarrassed Now it is just a wrist band.

Click on it to see its Flickr page with some notes. Smiley Now I don't have much yarn anymore to knit anything, but the satisfaction of knowing I could knit all on my own is just awesome. Cool It seems knitting takes a bit longer than crocheting though, or maybe it's just my beginner-ness.
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29  Re: really cool bead watches! in Beads: Discussion and Questions by Aneesah on: February 24, 2006 12:08:22 AM
I'm definitely trying this out. I have a few watches I got for free, but the leather straps are so stiff and uncomfortable. Now I'll just have to find those pins that my little brother played with...  Undecided

Thanks likalika for the techniques! Smiley

Added: Here's my finished watch strap, and it's linked to it's Flickr page.  Smiley

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30  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by Aneesah on: February 22, 2006 09:28:45 PM
Yeah, MeanBean, your bags are lovely! I really like bags with D-rings and all that, adds a touch of store-bought-ness to it. Cheesy (Where d'you guys buy D-rings anyway, if I can ask?)

mandalol219, love the knitted bag, too. Great colour. Grin

I didn't think I'd be able to make a February bag, because I'm out of yarn (for crocheting) and any nice-coloured tough fabric (anything besides nylon and all that soft, shiny stuff Undecided ), but I made a bag from an old pair of pants instead. Cool It turned out okay, I broke a couple of needles in the process (my machine gets really cranky with thicker pieces), and the stitching gets ugly on the thick parts... Oh well.

(Hope you don't mind my collage-with-little-arrow-labels style. Lips sealed ) I didn't have interfacing, so I took some old thick curtain material and quilted it onto my grey lining fabric. (It isn't visible anyway.) I followed some tutorials here for the pocket and lining stuff. I wish I had some rings to make the strap adjustable. Sad
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