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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Headbands! on: August 30, 2009 10:43:16 PM
I have two friends celebrating birthdays this week and needed something quick and small to post to them.  Enter the Knitted Trims book that I got for my own birthday and I've knitted them each a headband.  They both tie at the back with a crocheted cord.

The first is knitted in two strands of cotton.  The pattern is called Bud and Leaf, but I only see the leaf...

The second is knitted in 8 ply wool.

What do you think?  Would you wear them?
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bunny nugget on: August 21, 2009 07:56:19 PM
I made this for a girl who left work recently.  She thought it was suitably cute!

(That's a lemon for scale  Grin)

Inspired by this pattern: http://www.rebeccadanger.typepad.com/dangercraftsbunnynuggetknittingpattern.pdf

I made a few very minor adjustments.

Comments and criticisms welcome!

PS When I told people I was making a 'bunny nugget' they thought it was going to be a poo!
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Rose brooch on: August 21, 2009 07:46:07 PM
Here is a rose brooch I kind of made up as I went along.  Considering that I'm productive rather creative (I make stuff but mostly from other people's patterns) I'm pretty proud of this!

I actually put it through the wash a couple of times so it's slightly felted.

What do you think?
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tropical entrelac hat on: July 08, 2009 12:05:05 AM
I was planning to make this hat out of Lincraft Prism yarn (which I'm pretty sure is the same as Patons SWS) but impulse-bought some Lincraft Surprise yarn instead.  It's so lovely and bright - perfect for winters, which are characterised by black and charcoal coats, especially in places full of public servants.

It's kind of an amalgam of two patterns I found.  Now I've just got to make a scarf to go with it!

Comments or criticisms welcome.
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pocket liners on: July 06, 2009 02:18:01 AM
I bought this coat a couple of years ago and I quite like it.

It's relatively cosy and I like the fur around the hood.  The only problem is the pockets - on a cold day, you expect that putting your hands in the pockets will mean relief from the cold.  However, while the jacket is quilted, the pockets are not.  They are just thick cotton drill.

However, I was at Lincraft recently (buying yarn Smiley) and I spotted a $2.67 remnant of polar fleece.  An impulse buy and a few minutes at the sewing machine later, I produced these:

Here it is in situ:

It's a very simple pocket liner and I'm sure it's been done before but I'm expecting it will make all the difference.  Comments or criticisms welcome.
16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Owlet on: July 06, 2009 01:57:45 AM
One of the girls at work is leaving and as part of her farewell present I made her an owlet.  Here he is hiding behind the toaster:

I used Romansock's pattern but added the wings.  I didn't think my version looked quite owly enough without them.  The colours are a litte washed out with the flash but here's another pic:

Whaddya think?
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 2 x fourteen = twenty-eight on: July 01, 2009 02:08:09 AM
My brother and his partner are heading to England for a year so I figured they'd need some winter woolies.  I decided I might as well get my act together and knit them something they can also wear this winter, before they go.  I ended up with two very similar scarves based on the famous Fourteen, by Yarnballboogie.

Hers is a simple brioche rib with purple and mauve yarn.  I added the decorative button holes that I found ... somewhere.

His is knit sideways in a grey-blue yarn.  It's a simple garter stitch pattern.

Nothing revolutionary but I'm really happy with both of them.  I posted them today and hope they like them.

Any thoughts?
18  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Handmade satin flowers on: May 07, 2009 03:50:24 AM
I was originally knitting flowers for the girls (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280934.0) and crafting buttonholes for the boys (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285983.0) in our wedding party.

However, a couple of months out from my April wedding I came across this thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=271441.0 and decided to make something similar.  I was pretty lucky that most of my experiments were successful, so I didn't waste much in the way of time or materials.  I'm afraid I didn't take pictures along the way or get a shot of all the flowers but here is my bouquet:

I had similar bouquets for eac of my two bridesmaids and a slightly smaller one to throw at the end of the night.  I made individual roses for my mum and my husband's ( Grin) mum.  For buttonholes I made small roses that were pinned through the fabric onto the suits.

Please feel free to comment or question.  I hope you like it!
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Green satin bag on: January 08, 2009 07:58:28 PM
I made a dress for a wedding next month (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286155.0) and had enough left over fabric to make a bag.  It's based on the Jordy bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0) but I added a flap and made it reversable.

I think I'll mostly keep the flowers on the inside but it's nice to have the option of changing it!

Comments welcome.
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Lace and green satin dress on: January 07, 2009 06:01:22 PM
My future parents-in-law gave me a Spotlight gift voucher for my recent graduation.  I went in expecting to have a preliminary look.  I have a wedding on Valentine's Day and thought I could make a dress.  I saw this green satin and fell in love with it.  Luckily it wasn't super duper expensive because they didn't have the colour in anything else!

Here is the finished product:

I also managed to find this lace in the discount bin and thought it would make a nice detail:

The detail that I'm most proud of (because it's my first ever - thanks to this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=283538.0) is the invisible zipper:

What do you think?

PS: Check out my matching bag: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286309.0
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