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1691  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: The proverbial fruits of my minimal labor [heavily pic laden] on: December 18, 2006 05:57:45 PM
Wow!  They look great.  I especially love the denim pencil skirt with the ruffle. 
1692  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: my handmade christmas gifts on: December 18, 2006 02:48:57 PM
Here's the mug and shot glass that I made for my BIL.  His nickname is overkill, so I went with an a-bomb theme. 

1693  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: my handmade christmas gifts on: December 18, 2006 02:40:54 PM

To make the bracelet, I used 28 gauge wire.  You just thread the beads on the wire and knit away.  I used one bead for each stitch I knit.  In the end I used size 8 wooden needles  and did 17 sts for about 5 or 6 rows of stockinette stitch. 

The difficult part for me was just knitting the wire because it's sooo different from yarn.  It has no stretch at all.
1694  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Scary Fairy & Spooky pencil skirt ! on: December 18, 2006 12:30:04 PM
They both look fantastic, but I am really diggin' the skirt.  It's classy and sexy, but with an edge.  Love it!
1695  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: my handmade christmas gifts on: December 18, 2006 12:42:24 AM
I just finished a knit bracelet for my MIL.  It was my first time making knit jewelry and oy!  it was so much harder than I thought it would be  But I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  The hardest part was making it the right size.  I used up all my copper wire on attempts that turned out much too big, so the final has steel wire instead.  It was much stiffer and tougher to knit, but I like the color much better, so I think that in the end it was a good thing. 

What do you think?

*update, bracelet #2 finished for my mom.  It's pretty much the same as this first one.

1696  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Eeek! Save me! a.k.a. I made a boo boo and now I need your opinion. on: December 17, 2006 10:45:55 PM
Thanks for all the responses!!  After reading through them I decided to go with the plaid because the only flannel that I had was the animal pattern, the plaid and a blue one with frogs and ducks (Sorry, no penguins Smiley).  So plaid it is.  I also added some of the plaid to the cuffs and the waist band, so that it looks more integrated. 

What do you think?

1697  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: my handmade christmas gifts on: December 17, 2006 10:38:53 PM
Here's the jammies I made for my little bro.  I messed up making them, as you can see here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=139217.msg1367811#msg1367811, so I added the plaid side panels and then to bring in the color, I added the plaid to the cuffs and also on the inside of the waist band.  I used the same pattern that I used for the ones above, but made them smaller and again I added a snap to the fly.

1698  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first apron on: December 15, 2006 11:39:36 AM

Wisted?  Huh
Hi, Cinnamon! Wow, you have so many talents. This apron is cute! You should make one for yourself!

You could also modify it into a summer dress with an asymetrical hem, too!  Smiley

Hi Deanna,

www.wists.com is an site where you can make your own wish list from any picture/item on the internet (doesn't really work with flash sites, though.)  A lot of craftsters use them for swaps, to give their partners ideas.  It's a pretty cool concept. 

I think I might make an apron for myself once Christmas is over.  I should have enough fabric.  This pattern only takes about a yard (of the wide fabric anyways). 

I really appreciate the compliments Smiley.  I feel like such a bumbling novice when I sew Tongue.  My mom taught me when I was little, but I never really made anything more complex than jammies before.
1699  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Screaming Bird on: December 14, 2006 09:24:57 PM
My dad is an avid bird watcher and I cannot tell you how many hours I spent as a kid trying to find some little brown bird in a bush because it was the rare and endangered something.  Those little f***ers really piss me off.  I love this pic.  It makes me feel a little bit vindicated somehow.  Smiley

Now that I've made myself sound like a total nut job, I'd just like to say that I'm really diggin this picture.  You do really fantastic work.
1700  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first apron on: December 14, 2006 07:38:53 PM
I guess those anthropologie aprons do have a similar top.  I'm excited that I made mine without seeing their one first. Smiley  ($50?!?  I can't believe how much some people will pay for their stuff!)

Oh, and I got the fabric from Ikea.
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