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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my snow storm project - a fair isle hat! on: February 07, 2010 10:47:59 AM
This is my second attempt with fair isle, my first was an attempt at a mitten that did not end too well.  I do wish it was a tad bit longer but overall I am very happy with it!

The pattern can be found here on ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/picot-hem-stranded-snowflake-hat

or here right on the authors blog http://kathleen-dakotadreams.blogspot.com/2007/11/freebie-friday-picot-hem-snowflake-hat.html

Its not lumpy I swear! I shoved a sweatshirt in it so I could get a picture of the top

and the inside, just becuase i thought it was cool looking

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Teal and Brown Baby Quilt on: September 17, 2009 12:28:19 PM
My cousin just recently had another boy (i hoped to make a quilt for a girl this time  Roll Eyes ) and I wanted to get  a bit away from the traditional pale blue.  I started by scoring the adorable flannel monkey background fabric and I was definitely in love with it! I was secretly hoping to have some of it left over for myself...

The whole thing... it's a bit big for a baby quilt... he'll grow into it  Roll Eyes

The animal batik was rather awesome, so each big block was fussy cut so an animal was in the middle, and later I hand quilted around each of the animals with a variegated thread that's a bit hard to see in the picture. The rest of the quilting is just stitch in the ditch except for some squiggly lines

And last the backing.... because it's awesome
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Giant hearts! ... and cows? on: September 07, 2009 11:01:26 AM
My sister had gotten me all the fabric for this quilt for Christmas, it's a little brighter then I would normally go but I still love the results.  The pattern was really nifty, there are only 3 different blocks in the whole quilt and the giant hearts are made just by changing some colors.  It may be a bit hard to see but i swear there are 3 hearts in the quilt!

You can kindof see the third heart in the top left corner, unfortunately that green had a good amount of pink in it so it blended into the background

A close up of the cows and the awesome backing fabric.  I love seeing their little faces peering over from every direction

And a close up of the quilting on the borders, on the larger borders it was my first time using free motion quilting on a stenciled design on the quilt, I think it went rather well
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / a few wristlets on: June 25, 2009 10:09:41 AM
After coming across quite a few zippers at a flea market I have been going on a little wristlet making binge and heres what I have done so far

my mom said the blue ones look a bit childish, I am not too sure though

the linings are nothing special, but the gingham ones still make me smile Smiley

any comments/criticisms are welcome!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I made a flannel jacket! mmmm cozy on: January 01, 2009 05:47:29 PM
Inspired by https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276242.0 and using a fleece jacket pattern I had, I decided to attempt a piece of clothing again, but this time its actually something wearable! The fabric is a bit bright for me, but oh well I'm proud!

The jacket - its so warm and cozy I just dont want to take it off!

To add to my poor clothing sewing skills i thought it was a good idea to line the thing, a little annoying but definitely worth it!

And now form some opinions, collar up?

or collar down?

I hope you enjoy!  Cheesy
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Red and black quilted tote on: December 22, 2008 12:14:45 PM
I swear every time I make something I end up needing to make more to give away, but hey its Christmas time how could i say no  Roll Eyes  This bag is a present for my sister in California but unfortunately since it needs to be mailed it will be late... she said she wanted something with Asian fabric, but unfortunately I did not have much time to find quite the right thing, but I think it is close enough!

the front looks like some kind of Hawaiian print to me, it think I have been looking at it for too long

I put a plain pocket and one for pens or pencils across from it, but other then that its nothing fancy

and the back, I really like the fabric, and for some reason I am rather proud of the decorative stitching on the handles from one of the settings on my sewing machine, it just impressed me lol

I hope you enjoy!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Quick and easy scarflet on: December 17, 2008 02:47:01 PM
I made this scarfelt in a few hours as a Christmas present for my friend.  it was nice and easy made with double up red heart yarn in a variegated and brown and size 19 needles with a k1p1 rib. I just love how squishy and stretchy it is!

this picture shows the colors better

I hope you enjoy!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / quilted tote #2 on: August 18, 2008 04:21:24 PM
since making my last tote my mom kept hinting that she wanted one too.  for her birthday i let her pick out the colors and i made one for her so hopefully it quiet her not so subtle hints for me to make her things for a while  Wink

the whole thing... im rather proud of this one!

ive never done separate side panels like that so that was an experience, it went well until i put the brown binding on the outside seams.... that part i really just made up as i went along and i dont quite think i want o try that one again  Roll Eyes

the inside... i really like the dancing fabric, nothing too special about the inside though (except for my first magnetic snap, go me!)

i forgot to take a picture, but like my other tote the quilt block on the front is a pocket with a fancy button closure

i hope you enjoy!  Cheesy
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my new quilted tote... and i love it! on: August 02, 2008 08:07:22 AM
i just love this thing  Cheesy i pieced and quilted the quilt block on the front and decided to make it functional by turning it into a pocket.  the button is an old glass button i have a few of and the picture does not do it real justice... the colors are very pretty and swirly i and it has a nice shine since it is glass.  the bag its self is quilted by me and instead of messing around with bias tape or any kind of trim i just did a quilt binding on the the top and pocket since it is much easier for me lol.  my only real mistake is i cut my fabric to size then quilted it so it messed around with the size..and i ended up making the lining a bit too small but i will just deal with it.  the fabric on the inside is a mystery content to me.  i know its old since i bought it from an antique market but i think there may be some silk in it since its so flowy. now onto pictures! <3

the inside with the mystery lining

close up of the quilted pocket and button

and lastly a shot inside the pocket

i hope you enjoy it as much as i do!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / my quick pinwheel and four patch quilt on: July 29, 2008 07:08:54 AM
i made this quilt for my sisters birthday in november (for once i actually finished something beforeeee its susposed to be done!) and i absolutely love it! it went together very quick and was made all from fabric i had except for the back.  i tried the bamboo cotton blend batting i saw at joanns and it turned out to be nice and soft and warm too

and the back! i love the owl fabric they look so cute..... the purple strips on the side are actually from me trying to be cheap and conserve the owl fabric to be used for another backing i just loved it too much to give it alllll away  Wink

im need more practice with my free motion quilting so i tried to stick more to just the wavy line look but decided to throw some hearts in there to help practice.... it was rather easy since it was still all one continuous line

and lastly... i had some funnnn with the binding  Roll Eyes  the only fabric i had that actually would have looked good as the binding was the same purple again...but... i was short a bit so i decided to be creative and throw some other pieces of fabric from the quilt in there which i thought looked cute.  i decided to machine stitch the thing on since it would be stronger for my slightly careless sister and since i had just gotten my fancy new machine i decided to use the heart decorative stitch.... which apparently did not like it too well when it would cross the seems from the different fabrics in the binding and would mess up the hearts. so instead of ripping out all the ones i had done already i left the one corner with the hearts and switched over to zig zag to help keep my sanity! i call it artistic. i could not get the binding stitches to show up clear so sadly i dont have a picture of that

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