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1  Supa Cute mouse pincushion in Vintage Craft Projects by CarEll EllDar on: August 31, 2008 05:54:42 PM
Pattern courtesy of The Complete Book of Handcrafts circa 1973.  I used my favourite fabric on this project and am *thrilled* with how it turned out.  Hope you like it too!

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2  Mason-Dixon Baby Bibs in Knitting: Completed Projects by CarEll EllDar on: August 31, 2008 05:45:30 PM
I'm a slow knitter with an immodest stash and a baby on the way.  A sweater, even a baby sized one still seems like a HUGE undertaking, but a bib?  I can handle a bib, or two, or three.  These bibs are made from odd bits of dishcloth cotton yarn following the pattern in the Mason-Dixon gal's first book.  I also blogged about them here

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3  Work Sock Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by CarEll EllDar on: August 31, 2008 05:39:26 PM
I whipped this up in time for Christmas '07 for my dad.  We have an ongoing thing where every year he requests a scarf and NEVER wears it.  I think this is about the seventh scarf I've made for him and I am determined to make something he will like enough to wear.  Since he's been wearing work socks forever I thought this might go over well.  It did, but he still won't wear it.  It is a ribbed knit where I switched up the colours every so often.  The yarn is acrylic chunky weight.

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4  Scotty Dog & Cute Kitty in Quilting: Completed Projects by CarEll EllDar on: August 31, 2008 05:32:16 PM
I found the scotty dog template on the internet shortly after starting a learn to quilt course at my local quilt shop.  I loved working on this project b/c my husband was so supportive.  We played around with colours 'auditioning' different placements and he even made the dog bone template that I used in the border.  Even though I've made many quilts since this one, I think this is my favourite.

It is machine pieced and hand quilted, all of the fabrics are cotton, except possibly the black.

Quilt with Oh-so-cute-kitty

Detail of the hand quilting

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5  Cat's Eye Toy in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by CarEll EllDar on: January 20, 2008 10:43:02 AM
I have seen a number of eyeball pincushions, felted eyeballs and whatnot out there in the craftosphere and I have an awful lot of Moda Dea Crush coloured sock yarn to use up so I combined those two things and came up with this:

The eyes are crocheted using bits of doller store acrylic and the i-cord is knitted with the Moda Dea sock yarn.  If I didn't intend for a pet to actually play with this, than I would have embroidered some red veins onto the eyes but I was concerned about them being chewed off and left the eyes 'fresh and clear' as it were.
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6  Mary Blair Coasters in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by CarEll EllDar on: January 20, 2008 10:34:05 AM
These are a Christmas present from my husband.  He bought a copy of Mary Blair's I Can Fly Little Golden Book and decoupaged the illustrations onto coasters he had picked up from a second hand store.  I absolutely adore them (and him too)!

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7  Bitty Bootees in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by CarEll EllDar on: February 10, 2007 06:24:25 PM

These Bitty Bootees are from Heather Bailey's pattern, available at her website http://www.HELLOmynameisHeather.com.  I've added mine to the photo parade over at flickr where in addition to these, you will see many other lovely interpretations of the pattern.  (With much nicer heel edges I might add).

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8  Safari Blanket in Quilting: Completed Projects by CarEll EllDar on: January 03, 2007 05:54:26 PM
Here is a little blanket that I whipped up on New Year's Day.  This project is intended for my yet-to-be-born nephew. 

The safari fabrics are actually from off-cuts of a stitch and flip quilt that I made for the first baby born in my family.  The star fabric is extra fabric from a mantle cover that I quilted for my mother.  Hopefully, my yet-to-be-born nephew won't think this of this as leftovers and afterthoughts rather as being tied to projects I've made for other members of our family. 

The way I figure it, there was I reason that I had soo much fabric left over from these other two projects - him.  And as luck would have it, his parents are decorating his nursery in a safari theme too!


The Whole Shebang
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9  Amy Butler & CarEll EllDar's take on the manillia folder in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by CarEll EllDar on: December 21, 2006 08:38:14 PM
I made this from Amy Butler's In Stitches book.  The pattern is easy to do, but you have to trust the instructions (which means that I read them over and over again).  I did not use rivets as suggested in the book [nasty, loud, have-to-use-a-tool-and-why-would-I-when-I-can-make-a-button-hole-instead?! notions].  I am pleased with the end product, but I would suggest using a slightly heavier fabric than what I used.  


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10  One Blind Mouse in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by CarEll EllDar on: December 21, 2006 07:06:07 PM
Here is my latest blind mouse.  The pattern is from Debbie Stoller's Stitch n' Bitch Nation.  It's the first project that I've made from the book.  I thought the instructions were clear and it knits up very quickly.  (I've made 5 so far).  I used Moda Dea's Sassy Stripes.

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