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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / PVC roses? on: June 09, 2009 03:01:36 AM
I have no idea if this is in the right place, so mods please feel free to move it if not.

I've been looking at fabric rose tutorials and I want to make some in PVC. Not the heavy upholstery fabric, the dress weight. My question is, has anyone ever done this before, and how did you change the method to accommodate the different fabric (i.e. some of them say to iron creases in the fabric, which I know is bad for PVC). I know this has been done in latex, so it's got to be possible, but is it worth the hassle?

Any advice would be much appreciated. Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Weasley sweater ipod cosy on: February 04, 2006 12:23:29 AM
One of my friends is a Harry Potter fanatic, and since it's his birthday, I decided to make him an ipod cosy. But not just any ipod cosy, it's...

A Weasley Sweater Ipod Cosy!

ipod cosy by zombi_668, on Flickr

I was going to Swiss knit the 'A' on the front, but I couldn't figure it out, and his party is tonight (procrastinators of the world, unite!), so I just chain-stitched. Much easier.  Wink

The bottom hem is sewn up so the ipod doesn't fall out, and the neck closes with press studs.

icosy2 by zombi_668, on Flickr

I wrote down the pattern as I went, if anyone's interested. It's slightly too big to fit snugly around the ipod, but I'm touting that as "headphone space" rather than "I bolloxed it up"  Tongue If you wanted, you could just cast on fewer stitches, but it's an actual sweater pattern that I just reduced 4x, and you can't really reduce it any more than that, because you'd look pretty bloody silly trying to cast off .75 of a stitch, now wouldn't you?  Grin
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Old slippers, new slippers... on: January 16, 2006 06:10:20 PM
So, I went to Korea in 2001, and because I was staying in someone's house, I needed some house slippers, which were kindly provided for me. They were OK for the 2 weeks that I was there, but when I took them back home with me, I realised "Damn, these are really uncomfortable!" They hade this sort of woven straw/hessian stuff on the inner sole (where your foot goes), were lined with thin foam (eew...), and had a sort of Burberry check pattern on the outside. I don't have before pics, but believe me, they were horrendous.

So anyway, they sat in my closet for a couple of years, just being gross. Then in July of last year, I went to Hong Kong, and on the markets (mmm...markets *drool*), they had these really cute Jack Skellington slippers. I didn't buy any at the time because I didn't know I wanted any. Then, a little while after I got back, I started thinking "Maybe I should have bought some of those after all..." Of course, I can't just nip over to HK to buy slippers, and I couldn't be arsed to find them on the internet.

But then I remembered my ugly old slippers, and an idea was born...An idea which led to...
My very own Jack Skellington slippers!

 They're made of this soft fleecy stuff, and the little Jack faces are made of felt. But they're attached with safety pins, so, if ever I need to wash the slippers, I can just whip the faces off and throw the slippers in the wash, without fear of felt shrinkage.  Wink

They're so cosy and snuggly, and I love them.  Smiley
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