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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / mini-mini tote bag on: September 20, 2007 01:10:43 PM
I found some old 100% wool yarn at my thrift store.  Having never tried felting I thought that this yarn (having cost me $.75) would be perfect.  I used this pattern http://www.helloyarn.com/miniskulltote.htm.  This is also the first intarsia I've done.  I really like the way the felting hides some of the imperfections in my working of the design.

standing, after felting

flat, after felting, about 6" tall

flat, before felting, about 10" tall

eww, the insides

(The after felting pictures of the skull look warped only because it is not standing or laying flat.)
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Intarsia cheat? on: September 01, 2007 01:58:55 PM
So, I recently finished my first intarsia project.  It turned out horrible, all warped and full of holes.  In the few days since, I have done some research and realized that my biggest mistake was carrying the yarn too far when switching colors, which leads me to my question.  Is there a tip, trick or cheat to doing intarsia without using multiple strands of the same color?  ie: carrying the main color across the back of a block of contrast color without warping?

Thanks in advance for any help.
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Infant Car Seat Cover on: August 26, 2007 04:49:22 PM
My little sister is going to have a baby girl in November.  Instead of just passing one of my boring car seats on to her, I decided to give my niece something more girlie than what my girls had.

canopy down

canopy down, with removable head rest

canopy up, zebra inside

The canopy is removable also.  I had to cut the old one off.  Bleh.
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Archie Bathroom Set (5 imgs) on: May 25, 2007 02:08:49 PM
I'm sure it has probably been done before, but not by me.  I've painted a toilet seat and done lots of decoupage, but this was the first time I decoupaged a toilet seat.  And matching bathroom accessories. 

top of lid

underside of lid

top of seat

underside of seat (betty v veronica)

the counter top accessories

thanks for checking 'em out
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Shell zippered bag on: May 09, 2007 01:47:30 PM
I was tempted to post this in the sewing forum because it was my first zipper, and I am happy that it worked out okay.  I was nervous that I was going to ruin the whole thing.  The bag and the zipper have been sitting in the bottom of my sewing kit waiting for me to get the courage up to finish this for two months.  My husband's grandmother is turning 90 this weekend, so I finally had a reason to get it out.  The bag is just row after row of shells.  Repeating cluster patterns are the most relaxing for me, counting to five over and over is a little hypnotic.

Thanks for looking.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Ruffled Bottoms on: April 26, 2007 09:47:00 AM
These were so simple, I did them both during ONE nap time.  I was inspired by the pantyhose with ruffles on the bottom, but since my girls won't wear hose (not that I blame them)....   These look really cute under a little dress in place of the bloomers.

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