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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baltic Mittens on: December 19, 2008 09:29:00 AM
I knit these mittens for my mom for christmas...they are called "Baltic Mittens," and the pattern came from a book, I think called "Folk Mittens..."

anyway, here they are. Knit in alpaca and silk on size 1 needles...

and the inside, because somebody always wants to see it for some reason:

I hope you like them!
P.S. They are extremely lucky mittens indeed, since I thought I was going to run out of the navy blue yarn...I think I finished with about a foot and a half! It was pretty scary...
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / shrinky dink jewelry...nature and biology on: June 02, 2008 09:59:41 AM
i always thought shrinky dinks looked cool, so i went out and got myself some of the inkjet kind. Worked great.

I made a bazillion necklaces...most will end up going to friends for birthday and other assorted gifts.

Nature Walk:

Galapagos Finches:

Biology Class:

Random victorian pieces, I ended up making a long necklace and a pair of earrings out of these.

The biology pendants, galapagos finches, snail and tree cross-section are all scanned from an ancient biology book my mom had when she was growing up. The antler is just from a photograph of a real antler, and the victorian images are from some free clipart on the web.

I hope you like!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Gorgeous prom/party dress made by friend on: May 21, 2008 12:04:05 PM
My lovely friend made this beautiful dress with her grandma!!! She doesn't have craftster and I know shes really proud of it, so I'm posting it for her...I'll send her the link so she can see all your nice comments.

It was too small for my dressform so here it modeled by a bed: the reason the black band in front looks blocky is because it is basically separate from the dress, so it looks better on.


Closeup of awesome bow:

The fabric is so gorgeous in real life. I think she used a vogue pattern, but I'm not positive...

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Those 70's Shorts, that 70's skirt and a jersey dress on: May 21, 2008 12:00:55 PM
EDIT: Actionish shot of shorts on page 3!

Shorts made from 2 vintage plaid pillowcases....and burdastyle shorts pattern which I edited for a higher waist and shorter shorts. I made fabric covered buttons, yay. The pockets are both fully functional.



I wish I had matched up the plaid nicer, but I was trying to just use the pillowcases...(I want to use the sheets for dresses and such.)

High waisted skirt, made out a really expensive piece of 70's art fabric, probably a collectable but oh well. It kinda looks better in real life when you can see the pattern all around.

Random jersey dress:


hmm the back straps look a little wonky on my dressform for some reason, oh well. They don't in real life.

Hope you like!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 2 Dresses from Vintage Sheets (one "vintage" pattern) on: May 21, 2008 11:56:04 AM
I made these two dresses a while ago, both from vintage bed sheets. The green one is from a "vintage" pattern- Butterick 4792. Really easy, and cute. http://www.butterick.com/item/B4792.htm?tab=dresses&page=7

closeup of the lovely fabric:

The top of the blue one I sortof made from a Burdastyle pattern, but I changed it, and added the ruffles around the neck, and "made up" the bottom part and sash myself. Both bodices are lined.

Closeup of fabric and serged ruffle around neck:

The dresses are modeled by my lovely dressform, which is slightly bigger than I am and a little lopsided, so any weird pulls arent really there in real life.... and i just put the belt on the green one because I do wear a belt with it in real life. Enjoy!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "vintage" style lace hole scarf on: March 02, 2008 02:56:05 PM
I recently knitted up this easy scarf for a friend...I hope she likes it!

Its just a simple feather-and-fan lace knit, super easy, you can find the stitch pattern a bunch of places on the internet.
There's a hole at one end so that you can put the other end of the scarf through it when you wear it.
The flower pin was crocheted and beading with fresh water pearls and swarovski crystal beads, it is a pin so you could put it anywhere on the scarf, or just remove it.

I kinda forget what kind of yarn it was, just something I bought from ACMoore but it feels nice.


Entire scarf:

Close up of stitch pattern:

Close up of flower pin:

Scarf on:

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / burnt orange sequin party dress on: January 23, 2008 10:43:11 AM
heres a dress I made over winter break home from school. The color in real life is more burnt orange (definitely unique- not just "orange-orange") which I love...
what i did NOT love was cutting out the sequin fabric and finding little bits of sequins all over the house for the rest of my life. Haha.
It is McCalls M5576- http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5576.htm?tab=whats_new&page=1
but I definitely did some edits on the pattern.

Hope you guys like it!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / moose/reindeer fairisle earflap hat for guy on: January 12, 2008 07:25:10 PM
I have a guy friend who
a) likes hats (I think his head is always cold at school (RI) since hes from FL
b) likes brown and vintagey yellow
c) has an enormous head
c) has a weird fixation with anything knitted that involves reindeer/moose- mine look more like moose, but ok.

This is the first hat I have ever knitted, and the first time I have ever knitted fair isle! I used this pattern: http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTswell.html but designed my own chart.
The top of the hat didn't come out all pretty like in the knitty picture...no idea why. But hey, so it goes.

so here it is in all its glory:

I tried to spread it flat so the fair isle was more visible in its entirety:

mmm nice fleecy inside with neat and pretty fair isle stranding!

i handsewed the fleece on- without it, I don't think it would keep your head warm enough in frigid RI/MA!

I also made a pompom but I'm not sure if I should sew it on or not- I know hes not an "anti- pom pom" guy, since he has a hat with a pompom that he wears all the time- but I'm just not sure. Its a nice pompom though.
What do you think?Huh?
With pompom:

or without?

haha, its so big on my tiny head.

Or should I do something like a fatter braid with both colors coming out of the top a la
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217982.0  (if only my hat were as cool as hers.)

What do you guys think??  Grin

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / yay dressform! on: January 10, 2008 01:51:16 PM
I made a dressform of myself! wooh! exciting! Anyway,
tape-y version- looks kinda cool, actually- but nothing to pin into, etc.

I made the stand from PVC piping and joiners.
After covering:

Not perfect, but whatever. Good enough.

Humorous "during" shot:

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / dusty purple sexy club dress, based on Sheleybe... on: December 28, 2007 01:19:01 PM
made this hot little number today, pretty damn easy- although I think it took me longer than Shelebey's 30 min (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178828.0) because I serged all the seams and hems all the edges instead of leaving them raw...

ubiquitous butt shot-

The skirt in the pictures is very scrunched up, it can actually be pulled down to about knee length (so its a bit more decent...lol)

This dress will be seeing some parties in the future!

In case anyone is wondering about making their own, I wear approx a size small, used a VERY stretchy/fluid knit and made my "rectangles" 26" by 16" (with small seam allowance.) If you read shleybe's tute you will know what I mean by rectangles.

hope you guys like it!

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