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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Eclectic mix: Joan Jett, Bettie Page, and Amelie on: August 02, 2009 10:15:41 AM
Made these for a swap recently, thought I'd share:

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts:

Bettie Page:


And my personal fave, Amelie:
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first Entrelac--A scarf on: May 14, 2009 08:41:33 PM
I've been eyeing tragicheroine's entrelac scarf for forever, so when I got a swap partner who had it both wisted and faved, I had to give it a try...

Everything they tell you about entrelac is true....it looks much more complicated than it is to do and the results are so worth it. Think the most important thing I was taught on this was how to knit backwards (i.e. so you don't have to turn). I can't imagine doing entrelac and having to turn as much as you would have to.

Anyway, thanks tragicheroine for the inspiration!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Warmer on the Inside -- Tardis knits! on: March 24, 2009 07:09:36 PM
Made thes for a Doctor Who and spinoffs swap. A Tardis hat and Tardis fingerless gloves:

It was my first foray into intarsia/fair isle....seemed to go pretty well all things considered.

Here's a close-up of the gloves:

Got the pattern for the hat here and cobbled together a pattern for the gloves from this post.
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Torchwood T (as in shirt, not the logo) on: March 24, 2009 07:06:18 PM
Made this for a Doctor Who and spinoffs swap:

Was having a bit of an issue with the border, was going to be thin...then it splooged a bit, so I made it thicker and splooged again. Figured I should quit there before the border took over the whole shirt. Still, think it turned out pretty well overall, I just need to learn to be more patient and a little lighter on the paint.:

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / First-ever cathedral quilt project...tablerunner (Pic Heavy) on: January 04, 2009 08:50:28 AM
I won cathedral quilt lessons in a silent auction last year (cause what I really needed was another craft to do  Cheesy), so I decided to make a tablerunner for my mom for Christmas:

I had no set length in mind other than "as long as I can get it by the time Christmas arrives." She decided she's actually going to hang it on the wall in her office instead.

The quilt lesson included pre-cut patterned squares so I picked out all the floral prints since my mom likes flowers

It's all hand-stitched, both front and back, didn't use a machine for any of it.

Anyway, I'm quite proud of how it turned out. Don't know if I have time (or the patience) to do a full quilt, but definitely am happy to have this new skill set in my arsenal.

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Time for another Discworld/Pratchett swap? on: July 17, 2008 07:59:50 AM
As far as I can tell, the last one was last fall...any interest in starting up a new Pratchett/Discworld swap?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Nerd baby sweater on: June 25, 2008 05:50:55 PM
Went up to Toronto to stay with a friend from grad school who recently had a baby boy. As a thank you for hosting me, I wanted to knit a sweater for the wee one. Since his dad is as big a science dork as I am, I decided to take the Knitty Trellis pattern and modify it with the DNA cable. I think the results were successful.

The front of the sweater:

Despite the fact that the baby is only two and a half months old, I made the one year size as a) I figure he'll be able to wear it longer, b) they probably already have tons of itty baby clothes and need some bigger stuff and c) that way it will actually fit in winter instead of almost July.

The back of the sweater:

And a close-up of the back so you can really see the double-helix DNA pattern:

8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Down the Rabbit Hole...2 Alice T-shirts on: June 04, 2008 03:42:39 PM
I made this as part of a giant swap...my partner was a huge Alice in Wonderland fan so:

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Dr. Who stenciled wall panels on: May 15, 2008 11:03:21 AM
Made these for the Dr. Who and Spinoffs swap and since the DCN says they were delivered yesterday, I can share!

I've stenciled clothing/bags before, but this is my first time trying "art" in the "hang it on the wall" sense. Came up with this idea and ohmigod...love!

Basically, it's nine 6'x6' canvases that can hang in any way. I envision this kind of 3x3 grid, but you could do it as a border near the ceiling, or hang in a pattern of less than nine and then swap them out depending on your mood etc.

I'm already contemplating doing a whole wall...fave characters from all my fave movies/shows. Probably not in my current place (roommie isn't quite the squeeing fangirl that I am) but next year when I get my own place...serious possibilities...

ETA:And now they've been featured on the Geek Crafts blog  Grin Sweet!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "Bowhunting" Armwarmers on: November 23, 2007 12:37:33 PM
Made these for a swap. First time with DPNs  Shocked They hurt my brain a little bit. I've a friend who loves making socks...I don't think I could work with DPNs that often.


Pattern from here.
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