Archive for February 24, 2009

Cabled purse – done!

February 24, 2009

Cabled purseWell, kinda done – it still needs some type of closure but I haven’t decided on what yet. I knitted this up in about 6 hours – it’s Brown Sheep Burly Spun – a super chunky wool. I love, love, love the color! It took me a couple of days to put it all together though. Took me a while to line it – I made one that wasn’t big enough so I had to add more fabric to it. I even put pockets in the lining – so I have somewhere to stash my iPhone! I didn’t realize that the lining would ‘squish’ when I put the handles on – so the pockets kind of gap – but that’s okay I’ll just fill them up! The only thing that’s really bad is that the handles cracked (cheap wood from JoAnn’s). I glued them together and then spray painted them with black lacquer. Since it’s not for sale I’m not going to worry about it. I really like this though and it looks way better in person than in the photos.


Out of hiding

February 23, 2009

DIP - crash test dollUmmm… the doll is coming out of hiding, not me! Remember this one? The crash test daughter doll? My daughter wants me to finish her so she can have it. I never did anything with it because I didn’t like how high the eyes were – there’s no forehead on this girl! I have to figure out how to make a top for her – this is just the band from the bottom of the skirt – I had made it and then shortened it. I am so clueless when it comes to pattern drafting for clothing, sigh. I really really need a class on how to do this.

Steampunk Hearts

February 6, 2009

I had the tutorial for these hearts printed out for about two months now – just waiting for the time to be right to play with polymer clay. It struck this week! I had a lot of fun making these. I really needed bigger watch parts to make these look right, but I used what I had on hand and did my best with it. I’m not sure what they are .. brooches? necklace pendants? The tutorial is from christi friesen and you can find it here.

Steampunk hearts

Finally – the pics of Celyn

February 3, 2009

She’s been done for a while – just hadn’t taken her photo. I sold the dresser I had been using to sit the light tent on and I haven’t found a new home for it yet. Guess the ironing board will have to do! So .. without further ado … my Celyn .. from Sherry Goshon’s pattern …


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