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151  rubber duckie, you're the one in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by cinnamon teal on: September 27, 2007 02:37:19 PM
Well... it's not really a rubber duckie, but I like it anyways. Wink

I made it as a quickie project in a sculpture class a few years back.  It's paper with glue and a little bit of thread stitched to hold it together.

Here's another pic for scale:

I'd love to know what you think! Smiley
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152  Blue Tubey in Knitting: Completed Projects by cinnamon teal on: September 05, 2007 02:59:14 PM
Hi! Smiley  I just finished (well sorta) my second sweater - Tubey from Knitty

I still need to fix a few things, weave in the ends and block it, but I was just too excited to wait to post it.  So... here it is!!

I made it with Highland Wool from elann.com.  I changed the pattern just a little bit.  I didn't like the bell sleeves, so I made them ribbed (k2, p1) instead.  I also made it a bit narrower than the pattern called for, because the body was turning out huge.

So anyways, what do you think? Smiley
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153  Fish Bank in Completed Projects by cinnamon teal on: September 03, 2007 02:36:25 PM
This summer I taught a couple of kids ceramics classes.  One of the projects that I made with my 4-6th graders was animal banks.  (Think piggy banks, but using any animal of your choosing.)  This is my sample project:

The process to make these is fairly simple, though it does involve quite a few steps.  You start by wadding up newspaper into the basic form of your animal.  In this case, it was sort of a fat triangle.  Then you roll out a large sheet of clay and cover over the paper "armature", shaping it into the shape of the body of the animal.  Next you make anything that needs to be attached (eyes, arms and legs, fins, etc.), attach those and cut a coin slot and add a couple other vents.  This one has vents in the form of the mouth and gill slits.  The vents help it to survive the kiln.  Lastly, add any details that you want. 

When you fire the animal, the paper burns out and you are left with a bunch of ashes inside that you can shake out through the coin slot or one of the vents.

I'm pretty happy with the way that the shape came out, but I'm disappointed with the glaze on this guy.  I like the blue and green, but those big black areas around the fins were supposed to be just a slightly darker shade of green.  Tongue  Oh well.  C'est la vie.

And lastly, a gratuitous doggie pic. Grin

I'd love to hear what you all think of it, as well as any suggestions you might have on ways that I could improve the process. Smiley
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154  cabled fingerless gloves in Knitting: Completed Projects by cinnamon teal on: June 07, 2007 06:44:41 PM
I made these for Tanza in the ongoing wish swap.  She got them a bit ago, so I thought I'd share them with you lovely knitters over here.  I forgot to photograph them, but there are pics of them in the swap gallery:

Using these as inspiration, I made up this cable chart:

**it's hard to tell from this pic, but each of the four cable columns is 2 knit stitches wide, all the way up.**

The pattern is my own, with inspiration drawn from several different sources. (kitty's broadstreet mittens, Elizabeth Zimmerman for the thumb and of course the above pattern for the cable)

yarn: Sonota from elann.com (100% cotton - because of a wool allergy)
needles: us3 and us2 dpns

I'd love to hear what you think about them.  Constructive criticism is always welcomed. Smiley
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155  digital portrait in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by cinnamon teal on: June 04, 2007 04:14:50 PM
I drew this up in photoshop for my hubby's personal site. I'd love to hear any comments or feedback that you have.

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156  Re: organic cotton / recylcled cotton in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by cinnamon teal on: May 31, 2007 06:29:17 PM
Ok, I'm really intrigued by recycling tees for dishcloths.  So I took one of my hubby's old tees and chopped it up and knit it up this afternoon.  It was a beast to knit with. 

It took from the hem to almost the arm pits to make this cloth (using a men's size medium tee).  The finished cloth is about 6" square and really thick - almost like a pot holder.

here it is, fresh off the needles.  It's not the prettiest thing I've ever seen, but hopefully it'll get the job done.

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157  Commen Raven in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by cinnamon teal on: May 29, 2007 06:47:53 PM
I drew this for a swap.  Sorry for the bad lighting.  Graphite is hard to photograph. Tongue

Anyways, it's approx. 8" x 10", graphite on paper.  It's also my first attempt at a celtic-style border.  What do you think?

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158  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 22 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cinnamon teal on: May 29, 2007 06:34:01 PM
hotty_blond2000 received the artwork I sent her.  Here are a couple pics.  Sorry for the image quality.  I had to use my camera instead of my scanner and I just couldn't get the lighting right. Tongue

Anyways, it's a Common Raven in graphite on approx. 8"x10" paper.

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159  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 22 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cinnamon teal on: May 11, 2007 09:01:50 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions on what to do with my lovely new yarn!  I'm thinking of making some arm warmers out of it.  (Thanks for the idea, TwiztidBlood!)

In fact, I'm thinking of making them button up the sides using some of the funky, neat buttons I received just today from roxybadoxy.  Thank you so much!

Here's some pics of them:

My faves:

And in their new home:

Thanks, roxybadoxy!!
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160  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 22 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cinnamon teal on: May 08, 2007 02:40:42 PM
Yesterday I received this lovely yarn from Avesthel.

It's a hand spun wool/silk blend from Mystical Creations Yarn.

I'm going to knit something for me, for a change. Cheesy  I'm so excited! Now I just need to decide what to make with it.  Any ideas?

It's about 140 yards and it knits up to about 15 st / 20 rows = 4 inches (on US8)

Thank you Avesthel!!
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