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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Giraffe Quilt on: May 15, 2008 05:17:26 PM
I made this quilt for my lovely partner in the Make a Friend Swap and she got it today, yay!  So now I can put it up here.  It is my own design, inspired by a photo of a mummy giraffe snuggling her baby, I'll track it down and put it in here too.  It's the 4th wall hanging I've designed myself, the others are in varying states of incompletion!  Swaps are a great way to ensure that you finish what you start  Grin

New photo hanging on the lovely Bugaboo1's wall! On page 3!

It's not actually crooked, my photography was shoddy.

And a little closer.

And here's Bugaboo1's pic as her's is better and shows the size as well!

Please let me know what you think.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My New Shrinky Addiction - Mostly Bugs on: May 14, 2008 07:22:54 PM
Hi!  I'm new to the art of shrinking having received a pack of shrinky dinks from my wonderful partner in the Make a Friend Swap and I am already seriously, completely and totally addicted!  So now I'm combining 2 things I love, shrinking and bugs!

First I wanted to see how tiny I could get, so i drew some tiny bugs and stuff and shrunk them and now they're... well... tiny!
Here they are with my chubby thumb for scale.

Since then I can't stop playing with the stuff!  I've had successes and some spectacular failures, but the end result is these, which I made for a local exhibition called Tiny Treasures.  The drawings are copied from an insect anatomy book.

There's a Solitary Bee

A Mayfly.

And a Cicada that I have to redo as he fused to himself and got a bit mangled.  I'll still wear him though he can't be in the show.

I also let my 2 year old loose on a sheet and we cut them up, wrote his name on them and made Mother's Day key chains for the grandmothers and great grandmothers, must find the pics of those too.

Please let me know what you think!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Knotted Knecklace on: February 23, 2008 03:20:28 AM
My best friend is moving to the UK (from Aus) at the end of next week which makes me very sad, so I made her a necklace, which made us both happy!

I knitted up some 'rope' and tied it in a double headed carrick knot.  There are so many beautiful knots around, I think I'll make some more stuff all knotty.  It fastens at the back with a loop and a button. 
On with the pics...

and a close up

and an action shot (on me, not the new owner)

Please let me know what you think!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Giraffe Love Bag on: October 21, 2007 10:47:59 PM
I made this for my partner in the Craft My Theme Swap, now that she has received I can post some pics!

First I knitted.... then I felted....then I sewed.... and here's the result

and the back

and the lining

My pics aren't the greatest, there are some better shots in aliz post here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200671.50

And here are some pics before felting

Thanks for having a look, what do you think?
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pin Up Totes (pic heavy) on: September 13, 2007 09:57:18 PM
I decided that I needed a great big knitting tote to cart around several of my WIPs at a time, so I turned to my trusty stash of calico and whipped up a self lined tote.  As i was sewing along thinking about how very functional and terribly boring my new bag was going to be I remembered that one of my girlfriends had shown me a gorgeous Gil Elvgren Pin up of a knitting girl.  So I hunted her down, printed her onto a transfer and voila...  Pin up knitting bag

Terrible pics of inside, there are lots of different sized pockets for needles etc.

The story continues!  My mum saw my new knitting bag and I was telling her about all the beautiful pin ups and that there was even a librarian (Mum is the worlds greatest librarian!).  So she asked if I could make her a library bag for carting around all of her books.
Here it is...

It only has 2 pockets inside for her mobile phone and keys and stuff, but it's a big tough bag with a pretty girly on the front.

Sorry about the gigantor pics, i'm having an extended argument with my computer about them.

Please tell me what you think!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / A dead cat and a cute clutch on: July 10, 2007 06:39:13 PM
I got started on my christmas present crafting this week, so far I've done a dead cat bag from the craftster tute https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31718.0 for my neice Dayle the Mini Goth and a black denim clutch for my other neice Sarah.  Here they are...

The fur is a nice scruffy dark grey that I always have in stock to make bats, turns out it makes nice dead cats too!

Reg guts lining

Action shot, please excuse messy craft room!

This one is made from my black jeans that split up the back. I'm so happy they get to live on.

Sarah tag, there's one inside as well

Thanks for looking.  Let me know what you think!
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 19 ENTRIES / Queen of Baby Food on: July 03, 2007 02:51:32 AM
Ever since my son was born 14 Months ago, I feel like the world revolves around what to feed him. What is he allergic to? What's healthiest? What's new and exciting? Can a boy live on cheese alone?  In the process I feel I have become an expert or Queen of all things baby food related!  To celebrate this realisation I have crafted myself a tiara from on of the Golden Boy's plethora of bibs.

Here is the same bib in blue modelled by the Golden Boy...

Yummy chicken pasta.

And here is the tiara! A lovely green bib, made holey, then pretty.

Close up of the blanket stitch in the holes

Attached to a clear hair comb.

Modelled by the very tired Queen (who is terrible at self photography)

Thanks for stopping by, this challenge has been a ball.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Keep on Truckin' Clutch on: May 22, 2007 09:34:39 PM
This is my first bag/purse project.  I was out driving a couple of days ago and there were trucks everywhere.... I took it as a sign that I needed a Truckin' Bag.  The pattern is an old one my Mum had stuck in a folder.  It's black denim with a tiny ladybird print lining.  Please excuse my free-hand embroidery, it's been a while!

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