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21  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by ruby_soho on: November 27, 2007 10:38:45 AM
okay, i'll throw my stuff in...  i have DIY'd a few things so far, but here are what i've got pictures of...

table numbers
i bought about 15 of these frames from JoAnn Fabrics for about two dollars apeice, and spray painted them silver. then i printed out numbers in one of the fonts we're using, cut them out with an exacto knife, and glued them onto black cardstock.

cake topper
we decided to do a monogram cake topper, but i didn't like the prices of the metal ones you can buy, so i got some wooden ones (birch, i think) in another of our fonts and spray painted it the same siver as the frames for the table numbers.  we'll probably attach this to thin dowels to the bottom so that it will stick into the cake.

ring pillow
this pillow was inspired by one of Martha Stewart's, but it's a little bigger. i knitted this in Lion Brand Thick & Quick wool. it's about 6x6". i knit a rectangle, sewed around the edges, and then stuffed it with a felt pillow. i attached two rings with white ribbon, but i think i might change the ribbon to a different color. 

...i also made activity books, but sadly, have no pictures.

things to do:
print and assemble invitations
design programs
wrap crayon bundles with ribbons
buy & spray paint vases http://dollartreedirect.com/images/cache/38bea1120cac41dc118e654fdf8fafde.jpg for centerpieces like these: http://www.willmay.com/images/weddings/aj/enlarge/001.jpg (only with daisies, not roses)
assemble bouquets
assemble centerpieces
make signs for random things
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22  Re: Silk Dandelions?? in Weddings and Bridal Showers by ruby_soho on: September 15, 2007 07:30:42 AM
essentially a flower ball... like so: 

...and you'd either carry it by the ribbon, or slip that ribbon around your wrist.
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23  First Stencils: Turtle Kid & MST3K in Stenciling: Completed Projects by ruby_soho on: August 26, 2007 06:31:17 PM
Here are my first attempts at stenciling.  I used cardstock held down by masking tape, acrylic & textile medium, and a sponge brush.  The MST3K stencil was adapted from a knitting chart here http://www.goingcrafty.com/journal/img/mst3kblanket.pdf and the "I like turtles" kid in photoshop. 

These are both hanes black t-shirts.

This one was done first, and overall I'm pretty proud of it... it's a little cockeyed, but well executed nonetheless.

I'm very excited about this one, because the stencil was an absolute pain in the butt, and I was scared it wasn't going to turn out.  The lettering ended up sort of blurry, but again, pretty good overall.

Wow, actually, excuse the lighting - it makes them look way crappier than they do in real life  Undecided
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24  Re: Postcard Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ruby_soho on: May 21, 2007 03:42:30 PM
i've gotten six cards at this point.  here they are: 

the top card is from gumshoegal.  it says amish country.  the bottom is from katebug48, and has pics of a man and woman levitating.

the top card in this pic is from thecoffindontwant me.  it says "my garden kicks ass".  Cheesy  the bottom is from novastarlet and features a picture of palm springs.

the left card in this pic is from have2craft - it's a painting of a girl.  the right is from saor, and is of Anthony Perkins in Psycho.

thanks, guys!
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25  Re: Pasties Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ruby_soho on: May 21, 2007 03:34:09 PM
hooray!  i  received today from kinkyknit, and am totally swooning over the two sets of pasties she sent me.  we made each other essentially the same pairs (one with black sequins, one with leopard print felt) with different embellishments.  here they are being modeled by my knitted housewife doll (received in another swap from jazzybelle):

pair one - black sequins with pink rose and feather:

closer up:

pair two - leopard print with red rick rack border:

closer up:

thanks kinkyknit!!!
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26  Re: "___" In A Box Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ruby_soho on: May 01, 2007 05:43:03 PM
okay!  sorry to double-post, but i'm ready to post pics.  like i said, jazzybelle made me a housewife in a box!  in it, there was a super cute apron, a strand of pearls, a singer tin, a hand-painted recipe box with cards inside, an embellished spray bottle, "how to be a wife", some housewifey scrapbooking stickers, a really cute shoebox, and, the piece de resistance, a knitted (?) housewife doll.  she is SO amazing...  must have taken ages!

here's the lot...

and this is a closeup of the doll.

thanks, jazzybelle!!!
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27  Turquoise & Brown Knitting Needle Roll in Knitting: Completed Projects by ruby_soho on: April 29, 2007 07:57:50 PM
I'm hoping I'm putting this in the right place, as it's not really a knitting project, per se.  It is, however, a project FOR knitting, so here goes:

I modified the instructions from Dulcinea's tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=139384.0) and used three fat quarters to make this baby.  It's my first sewn FO, and even though it's a little wonky in places (some of the channels for needles are going diagonally, but i'm hoping it looks like it's supposed to be that way Wink), I love it dearly.  oh, and it's missing several needles, but i've got about 5 WIPs, so it looks pretty empty.

Here's the whole thing...

Here's a close-up of the pockets and channels...

And this is the whole thing rolled up (obviously Cheesy)...

You like?
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28  Another Hollow Book - Thesaurus in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ruby_soho on: April 29, 2007 07:43:28 PM
As part of/the vessel for my boyfriend's valentine's day presents, I hollowed out an old Thesaurus using a tutorial on wikihow (which I could dig up if anyone wants).  It took a few days as I wasn't quite sure what I was doing, and because I was using a small, dull exacto knife - not recommended!!

Anyway, it turned out better than expected and I'm pleased.  On with the photos!

Ordinary thesaurus?

...or secret hiding place?

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29  Re: What am I Doing Wrong?? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by ruby_soho on: April 28, 2007 03:22:14 PM
okay, this time i did the same as last, only instead of going down through the stitch, i'm going up through it, from right to left.  here are my results, hope you can see them.

it still looks like i'm just knitting.  this is so frustrating!  what am i doing??

i've been making sure to pull the yarn to the front before doing a purl stitch and i'm making sure i'm making purls on purls and knits on knits.  can you help?
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30  Re: Postcard Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ruby_soho on: April 18, 2007 07:47:00 PM
i've recieved from saor, gumshoegal, and misswendiki.

the one on the left side is from saor, the right top is from misswendiki, and below that is the one from gumshoegal. 

thanks, ladies!
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