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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Laughing queen with Y-incision, free emb. on: October 08, 2009 11:41:16 AM
I drew this scribble sometime this spring in my journal and went back looking at it again and again. Then this summer it came out as a "get you ass off the wagon and start somewhere!"- project, sort of a pre-study for at huge one I am planning. I wanted to check if I could do this, how long it would take and if I was good enough.

I have used black mouline-yarn on herringbone patterned cotton fabric, and loosely spun silk threads fro the gloves, the beak and the crown. The dress and the bird is in thin thin silk japong wich I sewn on with threads drawn from the fabric. (I went crosseyed....) I am very happy with the result.

The bird is not in the original drawing but I felt there needed to be something, and I tend to like to make birds and the silk fabric as well kinda wanted to be one, so there I was.
The poem is originally a Emily Dickinson one, but I knowingly changed the original word larsony against laughter, because I liked it.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Queer Fashion show dresses on: July 07, 2008 02:36:51 AM
I was attending a queer fashion show a month ago, and I wanted to do something overly feminine, it should be so packed with female attributes it was almost creepy. Too little time put some limits to what I could do, but these are two of my models wearing dresses:

First out, the drunken cocktal-party-lady in a naildress. I got this package of false nails from a friend, and I sewn them on as decoration. It's kinda creepy if you look at it close.

I'm more happy with the concept of this dress then the actual apperance.

Them the second dress that was made of a sugarly sweet duvet cover ans lots and lots of tulle.
I really love this one, it creeps me out in it's sweetness, but I am SO happy with the fitting.

A big eloge to my wonderful models.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pink and lacy coat on: July 07, 2008 02:25:56 AM
I made this coat for a fashion show I was attending a month ago. Originally it was a toile for a school project, but I really likeds the pink rabric and wanted to complete it. On the photos it's on one of my wonderful models who stood by me in all my pre-show anxiety. She also got the coat afterwards as it fits her better than me. 

The tulle is a underskirt and does not belong in the coat.

I'm very happy with how the back came out.

And the sleeves. Imagen what you can do with cheap plastic lace.
4  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Sparkly lampshade on: March 27, 2008 02:57:34 PM
I wanted to make something that was thin and soft. And that was not me. (I'm not pink! I'm not flowery!)

I made 4 pieces, felted them a bit by hand and them poked some holes in them. I sewn the holes round the edges to make them bigger and more distinct. And I painted some flowers and leaves on them. Then I sewn them on flowersticks painted white.

And the I made some cords(tassels?).... with beads ans small chrystals in.

5  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Teacosy with steelcurls on: March 27, 2008 02:45:26 PM
So. I made a teacosy. I LOVE teacosys and I am quite surprised with myself that I only got one... Anyway, it's wool in warp and weft. In the warp it's one grey, one black, one grey, one black and some on, and the weft is all black.

In Sweden we got something that I don't know the english name for, but it's small balls och steelcurls that you use to scrub pots and pans and suchlike. I took one of them and pulled the curls free, and then just wove them in in regular interwalls.

I used a purple batique cotton fabric as inside and some padding inbetween.
It's nice as a hat as well. And I rather like the pink tassels. My teacher didn't but that's her problem.

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bubble bobble mittens on: March 10, 2008 10:06:50 AM
My girlfriend is a computer geek and she has been working with computer games for several years, so she can be a little obsessed... Anyway, she asked me to make her a pair of mittens with Bubble Bobble on them. I am not very pleased with the result of the figures, but they were quite hard to make.. Anyway, I like the look of the mittens. I rather like the optical effect.

It lookes like this fron the palmside:
7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Nunofelted cocoondress on: March 10, 2008 10:00:04 AM
I really wasn't up to doing this, but I absolutely love it. It's not even done, I feel I am not finished with it just yet. I don't know what is missing but it will turn up....

It's made of swedish fine wool and think silk. It looks kinda like a cocoon just sprung open and revealing... well... me.

And back. It could use a little more fitting.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Birds and bombs knitted blanket on: March 10, 2008 09:53:11 AM
So, I was working night shift this summer, and needed a project to keep me awake. I had a lot of yarn to be used up that was about the same thickness, so I thought I would try to make a blanket. I usually suck at big projects because I got tired of them halvway through, but this time I managed to make one square a night. (except some nights who were horrible) When I only had one square left to make, one of my friends insisted on me making a pear, he thought it fun for whatever reason.
The birdpattern I found in a knit. 1 magazine, but the bombs and the pear I've made myself...

And later on I made a frame in some kind of mohair I had in store...

It fits perfectly on my antique rocking chair.... Wink
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidery of eyes on: January 21, 2008 07:08:50 AM
This took a **** of a time to make, but it was worth it. I have used about 20 different embroidery techniques and cotton, wool, silk, rayon, linen threads. In the not at all visible bottom there is a thin linen fabric.
I made the pattern myself and started off with the black lines wich are made in seam- stitch. Then I started in one corner with the colorings and just made it up as I went. It is about the size of a A4 paper.

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tatted bracelet on: January 21, 2008 06:57:09 AM
This bracelet is made of a string of tatted flowers in white cottonthread and sewn on to a piece of vowen black fabric.

I tatted the flowers as a part of a school project but had to think about how to make something of them as my tatting tends to be so hard that I can't fasten off the threads. As I attached the flowers to the black fabric I pulled the white threads down on the wrong side and just let them stay there on the inside.

This is extremely cute for being me, but I really enjoyed tatting and I like the combination of the black and white.

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