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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Large Felted Eyeball Bowl on: February 21, 2008 10:15:23 AM
I made this huge eyeball bowl for a swap.  It is my second crochet project. I've been a knitter for a very long time, and recently taught myself to crochet!  I really love it.  I just winged this, making it up as I went along, single crocheting in the round.  I really love the way it turned out!!  The third pic shows what it looked like before I felted it (I had to put it through the wash 3 times before it felted right!). Hope you like!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A couple christmas ornaments on: November 25, 2007 12:34:56 PM
I made these ornaments for a swap.  They were so easy!  They are both free patterns and very quick and super cute.

The first is from http://www.canadianliving.com/crafts/knitting/knitted_ornaments.php
I found some beaded garland stuff at my LYS and sewed it on to complete the look (took about 7" of garland).  The main ornament was made from some recycled merino wool yarn from a sweater I unraveled.

The next one is a felted origami crane from http://knitnotwar.com/crane_pattern.pdf
After felting and sewing up the crane to form the shape, I did single chain crochet for about 6" and sewed it on the crane to form a loop. Sorry the photo is a little dark!  For this one I used Manos del Uruguay yarn for the crane and Koigu kpppm for the chain.

Thanks for looking!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Shell Button Earrings on: October 08, 2007 03:27:14 PM
I made these with shell buttons, leather cord, and sterling silver wire with sterling earhooks.  It took me awhile to figure out how to wrap the leather cord so the earrings would sit right, but I did it. What do ya think?

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "Rainbow Wave" mittens on: October 08, 2007 03:13:30 PM
I finished Norah Gaughan's Target Wave Mittens for my daughter. She loves them so much and shows them off to everyone!  Cheesy  I modified the pattern a bit because the pattern does have some problems with the thumb target part of the mitten.  But these ones turned out great and I'm very happy about them! You can read more details if you want on my RAVELRY site (which I got my invite for last week and it's like the best thing that's ever ever happened to me, lol!)

5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Vinegar smell in yarn on: September 23, 2007 09:49:59 AM
I've dyed my second yarn ever and it is in the rinsing stage but still smells like vinegar. How do you guys get the smell out? Should I just use some dish soap?  It's 100% wool (not superwash)
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tree of Life cloths on: August 16, 2007 10:35:52 AM
I made 2 of these for a swap. They are made from a 99 cent sweater I unraveled. The color is more like what you see in the bottom picture of the yarn.  (don't mind the smudge in the first pic, I had a fingerprint on the lens.  Tongue)  The pattern is from the tree of life sweater: http://www.lionbrand.com/stores/lionbrand/patterns/kwe-treeOfLifeSweater.html and I added a 5-stitch seed stitch border on.

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Elegant hammered silver wire necklace on: August 16, 2007 10:18:39 AM
This was my first hammering project, and first necklace I have made from wire, and it was very thrilling!

 Hammering wire is so satisfying in some strange way.  It's made with 18 gauge silver wire.  I coiled each spiral and hammered it before cutting it from the spool, then clipped the spiral and made a link on the end.  I also made the clasp on the back with the same wire.  I believe the design is original but I was inspired by a particular necklace I saw on my swap partner's wist. What do ya think?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Blue and purple Nautie on: May 27, 2007 10:49:40 AM
I made this for my aunt when she came to visit my sister and I in Seattle (she lives in PA).  I loved this project and it came out with so much personality!  I put the tentacles on in the opposite direction from the way knitty had them.

The body is made out of worsted wool and the face is made from worsted acrylic.  Let me tell you.  It is NOT fun knitting with acrylic yarn on size 4 plastic dpn's!  Tongue
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Burlap coffee sack tote bag on: May 27, 2007 09:47:07 AM
I'm pretty proud of this bag, it's the first sewing project I've done for 10 years, and the first bag I've ever made!   Grin  I made this for a swap and she just received so I can finally post.  The measurements are 16"w x13"h x3.5"deep.  I used some stash fabric for the lining.  It's actually a deep red color and shiny. 

The first thing I did was cut the sack open and cut off the sewn edges so it was one big square.  Then I ironed semi-thick interfacing to the back of the sack.  One yard of interfacing was the perfect amount.  After that I decided what part of the sack I wanted to use for the front of the tote, cut that out, and cut out all the other pieces from the rest of the sack. To cut out the lining, I just laid the cut-out sack pieces on top of the lining and cut even with them.  Anyway, here it is!  Oh, and since this was my first bag and I was on a tight timeline, I didn't have time to put pockets in it.

Thanks for looking!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / bicycle chain link & metal bead choker necklace on: May 20, 2007 04:45:03 PM
I made this choker from bicycle chain links and other metal beads from a vintage necklace.  Hope you like!  It's kinda heavy but I love it anyway.  Wasn't sure whether to post this in recons or completed projects but here it is!  I used 2 pieces of 1mm round leather lacing as the base of the necklace and secured it with coiled 20 gauge wire to a purchased clasp.

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