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1  My first diaper cake in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Jan1972 on: September 16, 2007 01:10:41 PM
I know theres been loads on here,  Thanks for all the inspiration, but this is my first.
I made it for my new niece and my sil loved it, so did her mum.

I hid loads of other goodies, soaps, shampoo etc in the cake hidden by the nappies.
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2  Innocent smoothie/age concern uk Big Knit KAL (mini Hats) in Knitalongs by Jan1972 on: August 24, 2007 02:49:33 PM
Innocent drinks are for the 4th year running raising money for age concern by asking people to knit hats for smoothie bottles.  The hats will be put on bottles to be sold in november.  50p from each bottle with a hat sold will go to age concern.

More info can be found on their web site along with some patterns.

I intend to knit up some of these, great way to use all those little balls of yarn left from other projects.  Thought it might be good to do this as a knit along and see how many we can make between us.  This year they are aiming for 400,000 hats - raising 200,000 to help age concern.

Although this is a uk charity you can post the hats to them from anywhere in the world, so everyone can join in.

I've had a go at making one of the basic hats and it only took me 15mins (without pompom)  I'm not the quickest knitter, so loads of time isn't needed to join this.

Looking forward to seeing all your smoothie hats.


Ok, so I have now completed my first one of these.   Didn't have a smoothie bottle to try it on, so here it is modelled by my belgian chocolate milkshake.

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3  Re: quickie dress that anybody can make in Clothing Sewalongs by Jan1972 on: July 24, 2007 04:30:39 PM
I love that pink Kittin.  I only bought black and beige in plain fabric for this (and 4 different prints).  might have to go shopping again.
Got my second one done tonight. 
I am so in love with this dress.

I think it was the circle skirt that put me off for so long,  but once I took the plunge it was so much easier than I expected.
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4  Re: quickie dress that anybody can make in Clothing Sewalongs by Jan1972 on: July 23, 2007 04:39:35 PM
Finally,  I have had my fabric for this dress (6 dresses to be exact) for about 2 months.  I kept putting it off, unsure if I could do it.  Made my first one tonight.  Don't know what I was worried about,  It only took 1 1/2 hours.  I love it.  will have to get the rest of the fabric out and make the rest.

Its much easier to wrap on the dummy than on me.
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5  My first attempts--Nintendo and Jack in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by Jan1972 on: July 03, 2007 04:35:08 AM
I don't like sticking to one craft as I get bored easily,  so recently I have been going through all my stash and trying different things.  I inherited a box of fimo from my little sister a couple of years ago,  so I dug it out and made these.

I'm going to make them into earrings for my niece,  Just need get some earhooks for them.
Thanks to everyone on here who has inspired me by posting mario and nightmare before christmas models.  Not sure who's post it was I have seen, but the inspiration was definately from craftster.
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6  Flower clutch and ribbon clutch in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by Jan1972 on: July 01, 2007 04:20:26 PM
I love this book.  I only learnt to crochet at christmas,  and I wish I had bought this earlier.  It makes it all seem so simple.  My first project out of this is both of the clutch bags,  I made the flower one first with an odd ball of wool I had and then realised I had enough left for another so made the ribbon one.  I still need to line them, I have the linings cut, just need to sew them.

I need to go wool shopping as there are so many patterns in this book that I want to try and my sister wants a fat bottomed bag.

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7  Re: Star Baby Blanket~Along in Crochetalongs by Jan1972 on: July 01, 2007 04:09:38 PM
I have made 4 of these since I posted the one I made my son, but they all get rehomed before I have a chance to take a pic. 
I have managed to get a photo of my most recent though.

This is just a small one,  about the right size for a car seat blanket.
Not sure where this one is going, but I've already started on another one.  They are so easy to crochet on the go,  we have to make fairly regular trips to our local fish store (we have a marine tank, with nemo, dory and lots of others) Its a two hour round trip,  so I can get quite a bit done in that time.

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8  My first skirt recon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Jan1972 on: July 01, 2007 03:27:58 PM
I bought this skirt at our local charity shop,  I liked it and thought I must be able to do something with that.  I reconed it into two skirts for my niece.



The second skirt was inspired by xxrocket88's piano skirt
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9  Turtle shell in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Jan1972 on: July 01, 2007 10:57:19 AM
Not sure if this is the right board for this,  as it's not exactly clothes.
Ran this up this afternoon, as my son has spent the last week pretending to be a sea turtle some days and a tortoise on others.

He helped me with all of this, the cutting, the sewing, the drawing of the markings on it.   I would have liked to have spent more time, shaping the shell and perhaps sewing the shapes on, but really it was his project, not mine.

He's only just taken it off now to go to bed,  and as the shell was stuffed with a pillow he has taken it with him.
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10  Beaded Lanyard. in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Jan1972 on: June 30, 2007 06:05:00 AM
This was a joint effort between my sister and me,  my sis is starting a new job and needs to wear her pass on a lanyard,  not content with the fabric lanyards that the company issue, she wanted a beaded one.  I don't do alot of jewellry making so the black and white beads were the only colours I had enough of.
After about an hour, me threading one side and her the other, this is what we had come up with.

My sister was so pleased with how it turned out, shes been hunting the internet for loads more beads to make some more.


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