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1  Emily Strange Self-Zipping Coin Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Hermitcraft on: September 13, 2011 08:15:22 PM
 I found the idea and tutorial for this change purse here:

The tutorial is on the Craft Passion website here:

The tutorial uses ribbon but all of my ribbons were too wide.  However, I had a some awesome Emily Strange shoelaces hang around not doing anything so I used them instead and they worked just as well.  The tutorial is easy to follow for the most part but I hate working zippers and this coin purse definitely reminded me of that seeing that it is all zipper.

Doing its job.

Completely zipped it forms a pyramid shape.

Partially unzipped.

Totally unzipped.
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2  Market Bag take 2 in Crochet: Completed Projects by Hermitcraft on: August 29, 2011 02:13:57 PM
Had some free time while we had no electric so I made another, smaller net market bag.  Used Lily Sugar'n Cream Naturals and an H hook.
No pattern just kinda winged it.


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3  My gingerbread house for 08 in Dessert by Hermitcraft on: December 26, 2008 09:59:06 AM
I make gingerbread cookies every year but this year I decided to make my first real attempt at a gingerbread house.  The gingerbread and royal icing recipe are Martha Stewart's, which I use every year, it is really spicy and can be super hard so it worked well for the house.  The building pattern I created and then I just kinda winged it on the construction.  I am really happy with how it came out maybe next year I will try something more complicated.

This is the front of the house. The window panes are melted butterscotch hard candies.

This is the back. Both sidewalks were done with Necco wafers.

This one side of the house.

This is the other side of the house.  The peanut chimney is my favorite part.
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4  Second crochet - beach/ market bag in Crochet: Completed Projects by Hermitcraft on: June 11, 2008 10:41:04 AM
So I have been waiting for my job to start for the summer and I have been really bored.  Naturally I turned to crafting.  More specifically I tried my hand at crocheting again, after making a horrible hat last winter.  I think I actually got it this time.  I have wanted to make a mesh bag for shopping and the beach, so using my new found crocheting ability, here it is.  I used Peaches and creme yarn (winterberry) and an H hook.

The bag is a little bigger than I wanted but for making it up as I went a long I am pretty happy with it.
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5  Embroidery Tool Case Reconstruction in Needlework: Completed Projects by Hermitcraft on: January 06, 2008 03:30:23 PM
So I went on a yard sale binge this summer looking for furniture for my apt.  Well I different find much furniture wise but I did make some good sewing finds.  One of them was a bag full of sewing notions and old sewing books.  Also mixed in there was this neat sewing kit, I liked the print on the outside.  The inside however was ehh.  Well I had some free time and I was sick of losing my embroidery needles (I am down to two,) so I ripped out the insides and made it a little cuter and more functional. 

Here's the outside.
Here's the original inside.

And here's the inside after messed with it.
There's a place for all my needles, embroidery scissors, and seam ripper, plus some othe slots for whatever.

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6  Goethe or a crazy lady trapped in wallpaper? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Hermitcraft on: December 19, 2007 08:27:25 PM
So it was either write a really boring paper on the musical influences of Goethe or make a super fun visual representation of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman for my final in Western Lit.  Surprisingly I chose the latter.  This is a 3-D mixed-media collage.  The face, which is a little hard to see, and the hand (sorry its kinda cartoony) are made of sculpey clay.  The "wallpaper" is a collage of victorian images I found in random ads and stuff online, they were colored with watercolors.  There's some scrapbook paper in there too.
Waaaayyy better than a paper!!

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7  Scarf Ninja (LOL) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Hermitcraft on: February 08, 2007 10:04:51 PM
Ok I made another (my second) scarf I am much happier with this one not that it's made better but I think it's prettier and it doesn't itch so that's a plus.  I used Lion Brand Homespun candy apple and US 17 12 mm needles in a garter stitch.  It's about 5.5 feet long.   

This is me trying to avoid studying for my Calc 3 and Math Proof tests, I got a little goofy  Tongue (Scarf NINJA)
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8  My first knit because an alarm?? in Knitting: Completed Projects by Hermitcraft on: February 02, 2007 08:47:36 PM
 Grin  Grin  Grin Ok I have been trying to teach myself how to knit for a while now and have been getting distracted by less important things such as college and what not.  But do to my dorm neighbors non stop alarm last Saturday I could not sleep so I started to knit and for once I managed to not mess it up and this was the result.  It's the first thing I have ever knitted.  It isn't exactly pretty but I am proud any how.  I used 9 in, 5.5mm needles and 2 skeins of Lion Brand Jiffy, mohair-look (definitely not feel) yarn.  I stitched it in garter stitch apparently  Huh which I found out from this website (it's amazing) http://www.knittinghelp.com .  This stitch was apparently the correct stitch for a scarf because it lays flat so points for me in beginners luck.  Thanks for looking, Comment Please!!

Scarf on the floor w/ needles and yarn brand.

Scarf on me.
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9  Rose Embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by Hermitcraft on: January 20, 2007 06:28:19 PM
Ok this is a piece of embroidery that I made with a split stitch and from a design I found on a on-line coloring book. I happy at the way it came out, though I don't what I am going to do with it, it was more of a I am bored, let me stitch something.

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10  Fleece + Joanne's sale = New Kitty hat in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Hermitcraft on: January 13, 2007 12:27:59 AM
Ok so I was highly excited that Joanne's had a sale today so I went and had a field day in the remnants bin and Simplicity pattern catalog.  I bought a cute winter accessory pattern (simplicity 3975) and a cute purse pattern(simplicity 4668), plus I scored like 5 yards of various shades of fleece for like $5-6.  So naturally I took my newly bought hat pattern and my newly bought pink and black fleece and made a Kitty Cat hat with them (after a few alterations to the pattern.) It was super easy and I am fairly happy with the results.
Here's a picture  Grin
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