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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / retro(ish) lined button closure bag on: May 23, 2006 11:58:46 PM
ok i'm not sure if this really counts as "retro" but >I< think it's retro.  . . . ish.   sadly i dont get to keep this bad boy, i made it for a charitable function where you sell your crafts and donate the profits.  hope you all like it!

close up of closure:

inside of bag:

close up of lining fabric:

thanks for looking!! enjoy!
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Doc Martin Roller Derby Recon! (5 pics) on: May 17, 2006 03:20:08 AM
ok  . . i'm in my local rollerderby, well i joined 3 weeks ago and i had to get my own pair of skates. so i bought these . .

WOO HOO big 5 special $44. . . but you know how things go  . . i started eye balling a pair of 14 eyelet black doc martins that i hardly ever wear anymore.  . . . . i didn't take a before picture, but they looked like this . . but gently used . .

Girls, Make your husband do all the hard work ask for your husbands help drilling out a pair of great shoes .. .  attach some bolts and voila!!

i'm not sure how great they're going to work allignment wise . . i have roller derby tomorrow. . . so i'll edit with info about how they worked.  . .  i'm not expecting anything great, but they're cool as hell anyway  Grin

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Laundry room of doom! on: April 22, 2006 12:26:55 AM
hey .. i'm not sure if this counts, but today while dying some t-shirts in my laundry room . .which is VERY small .. i managed to lock myself in.  it's probably about 7 ft by 7 ft, with a washer and a water heater and a MOUNTAIN of laundry. i managed to get my self locked in for over an hour until i smashed up the door and made a makeshift crowbar out of a bicycle wheel dishing tool. all the while the cats are taunting me by going in and out of their cat door, and it was about 85 degrees today . . we live in an old house . . cat allergies + heat + claustrophobia = lame . .   

the whole time my cell phone rang like 4 times, and i was helplessly trying to call out to the neighbors to help me . . . but as a freaked out white girl, it's really hard to think of how to say "Help me!! i'm locked in my laundry room, call my husband" in spanish.

i hope this counts as i WAS crafting at the time . .  btw t-shirts came out fab .. but i'm still not sure it was worth it.  Wink
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / my little girls tutu on: April 16, 2006 01:59:06 AM
i'm sure everyone makes tutus for their dogs . . well not EVERYONE, but a lot of people anyway. unfourtunatly i can't take the glory for this one, my mother made it for her, although i made her necklace. i'm still going to do more to it, i want to put some rosebuds on the waist band, and make her a little head piece to go with it,  but i just couldn't wait to take pics.  . . . enjoy! and thanks mom!

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Honey loves argyle on: April 05, 2006 12:40:51 AM
ok, so it was my birthday this past weekend, and my best friend gave me this  AWESOME pink red and cream plaid/ argyle tote. i LOVE it!! . . but honey loved it too and felt left out of the cuteness.

The tote:

SOOO i recently made a doggie "scarf" for a partner in a doggie lovers swap, and i liked the way it looked so much that i made honey a matching pink red and cream argyle "scarf"  to wear when i'm carrying the tote.

The Scarf:

And an action shot:  (sorry she looks like a giraffe here . .  weird camera angle)

this was my first time knitting argyle, and after the first knock down drag out rows it wasn't that bad. but i wish the pink would have stood out better against the cream. =/
hope you all enjoy!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my first knitting post, my first sweater! on: March 31, 2006 12:44:59 AM
this is my first sweater  . . uhm . . that i've COMPLETED. i've been dreaming of it since i learned to knit about a year ago. it started out as a child's hooded sweater pattern here :
then i changed every little thing about it until is was PERFECT.  well, it's FAR from perfect, but i learned from my mistakes and the next one will be PERFECT i PROMISE.  

    i wanted a short sweater sometimes called a boob holder, but i have no boobs to hold, so this is a 'short sweater'. i wanted REALLY long sleeves, and a split neck . .

any way on to the photos:

the big picture:

the front:

the side:

The back:

suggestions to make it better would rock my world.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Skully Dog Beanie and Matching Leg Warmers Pattern on: March 04, 2006 04:44:58 PM
I was inspired by this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67868.0, the 15-0minute dog beanie.

Now Honey has a new hat and a set of leg warmers to match.  Here they are on the bed.

Here's the hat in action:

And here's the leg warmers:

I didn't take a picture of the whole thing together yet, and i'm sorry about honey's "pout for the camera" look. Cheesy
 I hope you all enjoy, and thank you to "rock-it" for inspiring me to make honey a beanie.  Oh, and I got the skull design from SnBN.


Here is the pattern for my particular dog.  With red heart supersaver and size 8 straight needles.  I've added a 'drawing' with all the necessary measurements that one needs to make.

Stripes= Garter stitch
Pink = seperate ball of yarn
Red/Green dots = pick up i cord sts.

CO 67 sts, then worked in Garter stitch until i had about an inch.  (long stripey piece)

BO 5, K5, BO13, K21, BO13, K10.
next row,
BO5  then you have to break the yarn.  You'll need one ball for each pink section.  I wound up two really tiny balls for the small side pieces.

Knit across all pieces (I did the center section in St St (thus no stripeys) until the side pieces are about
1 1/2" long, then only work the center.  I did the skull from SnBN, but this part is about 3" wide.  

When you finish the center, you'll have to finish off one side piece, and when you finish up that side you'll have to CO 5 sts.


K10, CO13, K21, CO13, K5, CO5.

Switch to one piece of yarn Wink and join all pieces.  Then work in garter stitch for another inch and BO all sts.

Then pick up 3 sts where the red/green dots are.  The green dots indicate that ONE stitch should be picked up through BOTH layers of fabric.  Knit i cord for about 9" on each side.  Weave in ends and take a break cuz you'll deserve it.  Or, at least I did! Smiley
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Honey goes Japanese (4 pics) on: February 12, 2006 11:12:03 PM
ok sooo  . . here's honey in her new Kimono (sp?) it looks really cute, but it's not that great for everyday wear. the bow is kinda big and she can see it out of the corner of her eye and it distracts her. which dosen't make her look to suave when people are looking.  Wink on to the pics!!

full view:

sitting pretty:


Closure detail:

hope you all like!!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Honey's new pretty (4 LARGE pics) on: January 20, 2006 11:30:04 PM
I swear i have the most spoiled dog in the world. I'm just glad she loves my crafting as much as i do! this is her new jacket.

basically i saw this( http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441809658&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302037226&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302023689&bmUID=1137828241781 ) jacket. i really liked it, but i'm not a millionaire, and come on we're ALL DIY!

so it's a 'double breasted' jacket with to pointed belts and 4 belt loops and 4 buttons on the back  . . there are alos two buttons on the front, but they get covered up when i put on the big peach fluffy shell.

the image quality is kinda crap, the whole thing has a GREAT pink/peach/brown feel. we have a REALLY nice digital SLR camera, unfourtunatly i'm too dumb to be able to use it =/

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Honey's Flashdance legwarmers (poochie) with semi tutorial(?) on: January 15, 2006 01:08:28 AM
ok this is my first post ever so i hope i dont screw it up !! haha. i REALLY love all the crafts and outfits for all the little tiny pooch's around here! but i dont have a little dog. i have a pit bull, but that dosent mean she cant look cute too!!  i REALLY love the fact that all that 80's crap is coming back, seeing as how i was too young in the 80's to care. SO  . . i give you my Pit 'Honey' pretending she's flash dance . . . .

HAHA i totally screwed it up!! LOL . . ok here we go again! this is how i did it.

i CO 20 sts and worked in k4 p4 rib for 4 rows then i switched and did p4 k4 rib effectively creating the basket weave. i did this for 36 rows, and the LOOSELY bound off all sts. like so . . . .

Then i sewed the seam down the back ALMOST all the way . . it is SO important to remember to start sweing the seam from the CO edge. because it is FAR stretchier than the BO edge!!!  here i placed a yarn needle to show where to stop sewing. . . .

here my lenscap is helping me illustrate the back detail so that dew claws and pads are free to roam  . .

 ok i'm sorry i suck at posting . . =( lol but i hope you all like it and a big high 5 to all the ppl crafting for larger doggies =)

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