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11  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / I'm surrounded by pregnant people on: October 02, 2007 04:27:53 PM
so did the only thing I could do and that's stencil some onsies.

These two were for a colleague at work who's wife is due any day now.  I gave them to him at work because once his wife has the baby he'll be off work and I won't see him to give them to him.  He seemed to like them as he was showing them to everyone in work all day. Smiley

And this lot were for a friend who has just given birth to the most adorable wee boy.

Wish I'd thought of doing this when my two were this size.
12  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Stencil mad on: July 04, 2007 03:51:56 PM

I made these shirts for a dear friend who put us up when we were over in Dublin visiting.  She's mad for her cameras, her other half is a drummer hence the Animal shirt (am especially proud of this as I had to make up the stencil myself as I could find nothing online) The guitar guy is for her eldest son who is currently learning to play and the pirate shirt is for her youngest wee rascal.

I can't wait to get to America later this month so I can fill a suitcase with freezer paper.  Do you think I'll have any problems with customs  Cheesy
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Poley the Polar Bear *now with pattern* on: March 28, 2007 03:33:34 PM
Knitted this guy up before Christmas for wee one but have only just managed to sew it and stuff it.  This is my first knitted toy attempt.
Wee one is in love and he's gone to bed with her tonight, now I have to make an equally cuddly bear for big one.
I need to maybe sort out the proportion of his legs to his belly but overall I'm pretty pleased with it.

Hope you all like our Poley Cheesy

Using 4mm needles cast on 40 sts and knit 20 rows.
Cast off 10sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Knit 18 rows, then cast on 10sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Knit 20 rows.
Cast off 10sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Knits 2 rows, then knit 2tog at each end of alternate rows until 2sts remain.
Cast off.

To make up.
Sew up each leg and stuff.
Set two sides of head together and stuff until triangular shape is rounder.
Fill bear with stuffing and stitch belly closed.
Embroider eyes, nose, mouth etc and voila one wee bear Wink
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Progress of sorts on: December 29, 2006 02:22:21 PM
I've only really picked the needles up again recently after a very very long time of pretending that I didn't want to knit  Roll Eyes  Long story but I once knitted a jumper for my dear Dad and there was something wrong with the wool and it didn't survive the wash despite my mother's best efforts.
Anyway no rambling.  Last year I decided that there are just too many lovely wools out there now for me to not want to knit so I started with the usual scarves and made some for some friends children.  This year nearly everyone got one Smiley

My skills are rusty and I can't see me knitting a jumper anytime soon but I finally progressed from scarves and knit my first ever pair of fingerless gloves.  All credit to Eithne Farry's book 'Yeah! I made it myself'

Thanks for looking.  I know my stuff is nowhere near as good as the wonderful stuff I see on this board but I just wanted to be able to finally share something that I've done. Smiley
15  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / First time stenciller on: December 29, 2006 02:10:47 PM
and I decided to give it a go for Xmas - yeah I know  Roll Eyes it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Anyway I've lurked here long enough so time I did a show and tell I guess.
This one was for my SIL and it's the one I'm most pleased with.  The writing is a in joke as she hate's it when my brother goes off on his bike without her.

The OCC one was for my brother - he a BIG fan.  It didn't turn out as well as I hoped but he was over the moon with it and I now have an order for one for his middle son who's drooling over his dads.  Least next attempt I'll know where I went wrong (not enough paint)

The chucks were for my youngest nephew who has no major hobbies but is a pre-teen boy so I figured I couldn't go far wrong with a pair of chucks  Undecided  This one turned out not so bad even though it was a nightmare to cut out.

This one was disappointing as my cardstock got welded on at some points Sad  Love the image and will definately be trying it again.  I didn't have time to wash it once I'd set the paint but I'm hoping the card will wash off.

My kids and hubby are all sulking because I haven't stencilled them anything yet but I'm trying to find some plain t shirts first - Scotland in winter, how many t shirts do you think are in the shops? Cheesy

Thanks for looking at my 'attempts.'

16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Hama beads up the nose on: November 04, 2006 12:15:05 PM
As we are a crafty family we like to give out crafty presents and that includes the things we buy.  So when my youngest was invited to a friends birthday party we bought her a hama bead set as a present.
Unfortunately this child who is 6 so should really know better, jammed a hama bead up her nose which resulted in copious amounts of blood and a trip to the Accident and Emergency.  She says she had an itch up her nose and thought the bead would scratch it  Shocked
Needless to say I have now made a note to myself to never EVER buy this child hama beads again!  Her mother said that she's been having a great time with them and they were even going to buy her more for Christmas  Cheesy
Good lesson for the rest of their class Wink
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