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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / A few new clothes for my Shih-Tzu! Plus a "closet" on: January 27, 2012 04:46:13 AM
Okay, I don't have her home yet, but I'm adopting a Shih-Tzu puppy in two weeks! So of course long before I get her, I had to start making outfits. I also repurposed an old metal shelf thing to store some of her stuff and her clothes.

"Closet." Please ignore my walls, I need to repaint one day.

I call this the Fancy TARDIS dress. The trim is white, not light blue like it looks.

My first sweater, just happened to be a dog sweater.

This is her fancy pink dress. Might add trim to it, not sure yet.

I can add the patterns if anyone is interested. The two crochet sweater/dresses were made from the same pattern that I altered a bit. Smiley
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: long skirts into cute dress. . .kinda like a pseudo infinity dress on: January 22, 2012 10:52:13 PM
Love the first one!

And you look just like my friend Sarah, minus the tattoos she has.
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help with eatwarmer pattern. on: January 03, 2012 09:24:35 PM
I'm having trouble with a pattern, and was hoping I could get some help.


This is the pattern I want to make.

I started, and got to the following part, and my brain kind of shut down. Could someone please explain this to me in super-simple terms? Or point me to a video or photo tutorial that would be good for a beginner?

On wrong side: sl1, p1, knit into the back and front of next stitch, m1f, *p1, k1*,
repeat between * until last two stitches, p2.

The bolded part is the one that's troubling me. I'm sure it's super simple but I just can't get my brain to understand. Or if someone knows a similar pattern for crochet, that would be great.

Thanks in advance!
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Making knitting and crocheting stitch markers? on: December 27, 2011 09:02:12 PM
I bought some beads and clasps a while back to make little markers to put on crochet projects I put aside, so I can remember what hook I use, but they didn't turn out the greatest. I want to make more, along with some stitch markers and... whatever you call these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/KNIT-PURL-MORE-CHARM-KNITTING-MARKERS-/360191218738?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53dd11d432

What do I need to make these correctly? I have no idea what the hardware I need is, and since I'll be buying online it would help to know what to search for. Basically I need something to put the beads on, clasps for crochet, and... jumprings? for the knitting. Is that right? I have a basic jewellery tool set from Walmart, and a few bits of hardware I've played with but I can't figure out how to make something nice. Any tips would be appreciated!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit Bow Headband on: December 27, 2011 02:59:24 PM
Ugh, thanks. Another project to add to my neverending pile.

But really, thanks for the pattern! I think I might put aside the 39439 things I have going and make this, it's too cute!
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Recovered Craft Chair! on: December 27, 2011 01:01:23 PM
I love that fabric!
17  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Fabric sample books; cleaning? on: December 27, 2011 11:15:02 AM
Oooooooo, I didn't even THINK of ironing them! I'll have to try that as soon as I get my iron back. Thanks!
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Nook Book Cover :) on: December 27, 2011 10:09:15 AM
I spent a long time looking up fancy covers for my Nook but I couldn't decide what one I wanted, so I made a temporary one that... well, it's been in use 6 months or so. Smiley I'm hoping to make a TARDIS cover one day, but in the meantime this works well.


Inside, with flash.

No flash.

View of the bottom.

I made this using an old book from a library book sale. It was so hard to actually start breaking down the book. I hate destroying them, haha. But it had illustrations in it that I wanted to use for another project so I just said "Suck it up!" and went at it. The inside is a flannel fabric I got from the remnant bin at Walmart. I covered plastic canvas in the fabric with some glue, and then stitched all along the edges to give it a cuter (to me anyway) look. Then I glued the fabric wrapped pieces to the book, after adding elastic to one of them.

It's not perfect and probably not good for protecting it from bumps and stuff, but since it just sits on my nightstand or around the house, that's all I need. I'll probably make another one out of a thinner book once I find one, or maybe just go ahead and make the TARDIS case.

Thanks for looking!
19  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Eureka!!! This year, Christmas Will be Ours!!!! 12+ Foot Tall Jack and Zero on: December 20, 2011 02:27:50 PM
That is so cool! Jack and Zero look like they were made for a really expensive store or something. I'm gonna have to look up your wedding post now.
20  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Fabric sample books; cleaning? on: December 17, 2011 03:51:48 AM
So I bought a couple old upholstery sample books from Goodwill, and I want to use the fabric for crafty things of course. But this question isn't so much "what can I do with this" as it is "how can I make this useable"

The samples all have paper glued to the back of each one, and they're all dry clean only. I've never worked with samples before, so I dunno how to get the paper off. I was hoping I could peel it, but it still left a glue residue. How can I get it off without ruining the fabric? Most of it is typical heavy duty fabric, but some is lighter and more delicate.

Thanks in advance!
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