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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Moss Terrariums (picture heavy) on: July 31, 2008 12:07:26 PM
I live in an apartment with no yard of my own and it makes me sad. So I decided to make some moss terrariums after admiring the ones I saw on Flickr: http://flickr.com/search/?q=terrarium. They are awesome because they pretty much water themselves! A self sustaining ecosystem!  These were made with plain glass lidded jars, adding a layer of gravel for drainage, a layer of potting soil*Note: Since making these I have since read that moss shouldn't be grown on potting soil with fertilizer. Best to use soil from it's natural habitat*, and then pressing moss down into the dirt.  I choose two different looking mosses that I found. I also added some kitschy miniatures in some of the photos. Tell me which ones you think I should include in them permanently!

The two jars without the additions




Flying diapered monkey thing?

Dog/Bear guy



2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Graduation Quilt on: February 02, 2008 10:20:17 AM
I'm not exceptionally talented in the sewing area (just knitting), but I thought I'd share this quilt my friend made for me.  The occassion was for my graduation from a second bachelors degree i received.  This quilt is made from Amy Butler fabric.  When I opened up this gift I totally cried in front of a lot of people!!

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Altered Cross stitch on: April 30, 2007 06:27:50 AM
The original cross stitch pattern said, "There's no such thing as too much chocolate".  The bottle was supposed to read "Hot Fudge Topping".  It was just too easy to make this hilarious.  This framed piece now hangs in my bathroom.

4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / ATV stencil shirt on: March 22, 2005 10:45:25 PM
I found some hilarious silhouettes of people flailing around on ATVs from this site and decided to make a shirt with it.  http://www.crashers.com/atvstickers.html

The Front

The Back
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Beaded cluster Rings on: December 02, 2004 03:28:33 PM
My sister bought a neat Japanese jewelry making book and made me a ring.  I got inspired and made some of my own.

Here are some pages from the actual book:

The pictures from the book are kind of small. Go here to see them bigger (it's my photobucket album). http://photobucket.com/albums/v204/razberryswrl/  The text is in Japanese so that probably won't be of much help to most of you anyway.
Material required for this project:
Needlenose pliers
wire (20 gauge for the actual ring part.  and whatever gauge needed to fit thru your beads)
Something to wrap the wire around to make the circular ring part. You can buy a ring mandrel or just use a fat marker.

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / easy bead bracelet on: March 14, 2004 08:18:16 PM
This bead bracelet was made with various Czech glass beads, 20 gauge wire, jumprings, and a clasp.  very easy!

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / knitted wristlet on: February 07, 2004 11:04:14 PM
This is a knitted wristlet or clutch that I just finished.  I made it by knitting in stockinette stitch to form a retangular shaped fabric, then I stitch up the sides except for a little portion at the end to form a flap.  Then I made a cord with one of those "knitting spool" thingys.  And then I used the crocheted flower and leaf pattern that was posted by Chocotaco. (except I altered the flower pattern because i was doing something terribly wrong and decided to end the flower early)  When those were done I sewed them onto the bottom corner of the clutch and then I stitched on some huge brown buttons.  (oh yeah i also knitted two button holes at the end of my rectangle)

8  Ohio / Ohio: Central / Stitch 'N Bitch OSU on: February 03, 2004 08:43:47 PM
I am starting up a Stitch 'N Bitch club at OSU.  Unfortunately the university wouldn't allow me to use an expletive in the title and I had to name it "Stitch 'N Snitch", but I'm going to call it Stitch 'N Bitch anyway.  If you live near Columbus and are interested in joining let me know.  It will not be limited to only OSU students.   This club will also include all kinds of needle arts (crochet, sewing etc)  I can't believe OSU doesn't have anything like it yet!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Animal Mittens on: December 06, 2003 10:10:16 PM
I knit these mittens using a free pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn website. The creature on the left is supposed to be a snake and the blue thing on the right is a dog.  The pattern is  called the "Knitted 2-Needle Mittens".  After I was done with them I just added some eyes (the whites are just a curled up crocheted chain stitch)  For the ears on the dog I just stuck my needle through 5 stitches and knitted and decreased until I got a triangular shaped flap. (I'm a beginner so there's probably a better way to make ears?)

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Kitty Hat on: November 23, 2003 08:44:16 PM
Here's a hat I finished recently.  It was made using Red Heart Kids yarn in "pink" and I used a free pattern from the lion brand yarn website here: http://www.lionbrand.com/   (go to the free pattern area and it's called "Kool Hats"
When the hat was finished I used a yarn needle and embroidered a cat face onto the hat with black yarn.

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