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09-07-2014 08:18 PM
Angelorum I spent most of August doing some much needed mending, but I have recently finish a couple of things.

First a dress I started way back in April. It sat in time out for a long time, because it had some fit problems, and the fabric isn't doing quite what I wanted it to, but at least it's wearable now, and very comfy.



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Next, a scarf. The yarn is some handspun I made last year. It has beads, but I think should have gone for higher contrast when picking the beads, you can't really see them unless you look closely.


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09-07-2014 07:10 AM
katelove 33/52 - a divided tote bag for crochet projects. I'm not very happy with it though. The proportions are weird - long and narrow - and the divider doesn't reach the bottom of the bag. It does the job but I used some of my favourite fabric so I'm a bit peevish.

My granny square blanket it coming along nicely. My teacher figured out what I was doing wrong so it's square now. Yay! I've become a bit addicted.

And, I'm not going to count this as a project but the teaching assistant at DD1's kindy is starting maternity leave this week. We were invited to contribute a small item to a gift basket for her so I've appliqued a couple of singlets.


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08-29-2014 02:47 PM
StillMe 19/52 knitted charity hat
20/52 knitted child hat with pony tails
21-29/52 crochet dishcloths
30/52 crochet green basket
31/52 knitted entrelac socks
08-29-2014 03:14 AM
katelove 28/52 - a ballet bag for DD2
29-31/52 - tote bags for me and the girls. Oversized for me, half-sized for them.
32/52 - ballet bag for my friend's toddler

I started crochet classes this week too so I have a rather wonky granny square blanket on the go. I'm planning to keep going until it's doll-sized then give it to the girls.


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08-05-2014 05:41 PM
StillMe This is fun, I wanna play! Here is my list so far:

1/52 knitted baby sweater
2/52 knitted baby elf hat
3/52 knitted hat (Mini Mochi)
4/52 knitted baby blanket
5/52 knitted hat with pig tails
6/52 crocheted crown
7/52 Christmas felt ornament
8/52 Christmas felt ornament
9/52 knitted lace shawl
10/52 knitted socks -grey
11/52 knitted socks - red
12/52 knitted socks - pink & navy blue
13/52 knitted child skirt
14/52 crochet flower headband
15/52 beaded stitch markers
16/52 another set of stitch markers
17/52 knitted child cardigan
18/52 knitted baby sleeping bag
08-05-2014 04:07 PM
katelove 27/52 - a ballet bag for DD1 who I starting ballet classes this week. I used the Pink Penguin's lunch bag tutorial

http://ayumills.blogspot.com.au/2010...h-bag.html?m=1

I posted some pics to a local craft group I belong to and the manger of a cafe which also sells local homemade items us asked me to make up a few for them to sell, so that's a bit exciting.

Angelorum, I love the swimmers!
08-05-2014 01:01 AM
Angelorum Just realized I finished up a few big things at the end of July, and never came here to share.

I recycled a cashmere sweater, and dyed all the resulting yarn a lovely green. This is just one of the skeins, I have 3 more.



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I made myself a swimsuit! It was sort of a wearable muslin, the pattern still needs some tweaking, and I need to figure out a way to keep the bust from getting dragged down in the water, but it's wearable enough for playing in the kiddie section at the water park!



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I made a couple of hair flowers. I recently cut around 9-10" off my hair, and I've been playing with some retro pin-curl 'dos. So I needed some hair flowers to go with the vintage feel



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And I finished this mohair sweater I've been knitting. Kind of a silly thing to finish in the heat of summer, but I'll enjoy it in a few months, hopefully!



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07-27-2014 07:12 PM
katelove 24/52 - a skirt for DD1. Just because she asked me to make her a skirt :-)

25-26/52 - two pairs of corduroy trousers for DD1 because she is growing out of all her winter clothes.

I've found the backing and binding fabric for the quilt and decided how going to quilt it. Now it just needs to happen :-)
07-18-2014 02:55 PM
zebra15 been busy w yarn on ravelry. PM me if you want to see what ive beend oing.
07-16-2014 11:31 PM
Angelorum Welcome mrsbernstein! The more the merrier!
07-16-2014 05:03 PM
mrsbernstein Am I too late to join?
Mrsb
07-16-2014 05:02 PM
mrsbernstein Am I too late to join?
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07-14-2014 01:49 PM
katelove Isa - sorry, I forgot to reply to you! Unfortunately I don't know of any French conversions :-( I hope you can find something.

Angelorum - lovely hats! And the pictures look an ordinary size to me

I finished the top of my neice's quilt yesterday. Yay! Now I just need to find a fabric for the back and probably the binding as well.
07-14-2014 12:48 PM
Angelorum Holy Giant pictures, batman! I keep trying to resize them, but it doesn't save the size when I hit post, sorry :/
07-14-2014 12:45 PM
Angelorum Finished 2 felted hats. I meant for the dark blue one to be about a 1 yo size, but the darn thing just refused to felt down as much as I was expecting. In the end I was just happy it got down to adult size!





Also a couple more pocket trainers. These have stretch fleece side panels instead of PUL. They were much easier to put together, and I haven't had any leaking problems. I wish I had a couple more, but not enough to actually sew them :P



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07-05-2014 03:52 PM
Angelorum Another baby dress, corduroy with homemade bias trim



And a baby sweater, my own design. I also dyed the yarn for it.



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07-05-2014 03:46 PM
IsaFrench Katelove, thank you so much for sharing this link ... i didn't know that blog but have spent quite a little while exploring ... + a hard time going back to cleaning my kitchen floor, putting away today's finds in the sale etc ....

in the past i'vehad a poor start on some ripple pattern and it left me very frustrated
... but thanks to you and your link, i now can see that i'm going to be able to learn how to do it properly !
am usually very bad at reading patterns but she does it also in "plain english" (without the abbreviations) & together with the step by step photos ... i should be able to crack that !!!

... well, not quite now yet because i have a few projects on the go all at once which i would like to go forward with for the moment ...
but certainly this is kept on the back burner for me to come back to later !!!

by any chance, since some french is spoken somehow whereabouts you live, would you happen to have a link to a tri-lingual "dictionnary" of crochet stitches ? ... American english + English from the UK + French ....

my computer gave up & am making do with a chrome book for the moment, but i don't even know how to print anything, quote anything, save the photos i'm being sent .... hoping to be able to visit a relative next week & to receive a refresher course in all things computer !!!
07-05-2014 04:59 AM
katelove
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have completed yet another baby blanket for a friend who's going to be soon registered as a chlidminder

dispatched the knitted baby bed blanket (variegated acrylic wookl,one thread only, but a pattern of alternating squares = gives a patchwork effect) to a friend who was visiting my area and lives nearby the family it's intended for ... not sure when it'll get there !

couldn't resist on the first day of the sales and got some cotton to crochet for me another bag, this time with short handles (have got one with shoulder straps already)

i need to resume my cross stitch project (for part of the banner for son's martial art class future flag ...) which i dropped last Sept after my eye operation ... + various health issues arrose during all winter ...
Do you read the blog Attic24? She's done some nice crotcheted bags.
07-05-2014 04:58 AM
katelove 21-22/52 - a set of fleecy pyjamas for each of the girls. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. They're quite big so, hopefully, they'll do for next winter as well.

23/52 - pair of trousers for me. I discovered them, cut out and with the first two seams already sewn, when I did a fairly major clean and tidy of the study. The fit isn't perfect but they'll do. I'm still losing weight so I don't want to go to too much trouble fitting and sewing clothes for myself yet. I only did these because they were partly done already.
06-29-2014 04:18 AM
IsaFrench have completed yet another baby blanket for a friend who's going to be soon registered as a chlidminder

dispatched the knitted baby bed blanket (variegated acrylic wookl,one thread only, but a pattern of alternating squares = gives a patchwork effect) to a friend who was visiting my area and lives nearby the family it's intended for ... not sure when it'll get there !

couldn't resist on the first day of the sales and got some cotton to crochet for me another bag, this time with short handles (have got one with shoulder straps already)

i need to resume my cross stitch project (for part of the banner for son's martial art class future flag ...) which i dropped last Sept after my eye operation ... + various health issues arrose during all winter ...
06-27-2014 05:14 AM
katelove 19/52 - flannelette nightie for DD1. It's quite a bit too big for her so it will do for next year as well, which is nice. And she loves it, so that's nice too.

20/52 - fleecy dressing gown for DD1.

I managed to over buy the fleece for the dressing gown in a fairly dramatic fashion so I have also cut out a pair of winter pyjamas for each girl from the same fabric. I'm using Dana-Made-It's pants and t-shirt patterns. I've lengthened the shirt sleeves and I'm planning to do ribbed cuffs on the sleeves and legs and a ribbed waistband on the pants.

I'm also still plugging away on my niece's baby quilt and planning the next one for a friend's new baby girl. I'm going to do this pattern http://birchfabrics.blogspot.com.au/...lt-by.html?m=1
with pink and orange feature fabrics and an aqua background.
06-13-2014 10:59 AM
Angelorum icord is a knitted tube, usually just 3 or 4 stitches around. You can knit it by hand, but I got a little crank machine like this one for my birthday that makes it super fast.

This is the tutorial I used to learn how to crochet the purse, I just used icord instead of the rope, and made it much smaller. I really want to try making a basket with rope though, or I think I could make a really cool beach bag using raffia or something as the filler.
06-13-2014 07:21 AM
lilacvioletiris @Angelorum I am curious what icord is as well never heard of it.
@IsaFrench the garden was a project that my mom, brother, and I worked on. I am using landscaping fabric to control weeds so I can focus on watering and harvesting which is all I have time for.

Project 12: picked strawberries with hopes of making a little jam

06-13-2014 02:16 AM
IsaFrench angelorum, where is the photo for the purse .... not sure what an icord is either ... (am more a visual person than able to read explantions !)
Lilac, so impressive all your work & have 3 pots with kale seeds on mytown balcony (usually harvest about 20 baby leaves for my daily salad) ... so am so impressed with your planted garden !
06-12-2014 11:40 PM
Angelorum On a roll, lilac!

I've finally got a few more projects done.

A skirt for my sister's birthday. This was more trouble than I was planning on. I was so glad to see it go out the door yesterday, haha.



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A new purse for me, since I busted the zipper on my old one and didn't care to fix it.



The construction of this was a new technique for me, and kind of fun. The brown you see is knitted icord (made with my icord machine). I crocheted over it with the white crochet thread, making a spiral to form the bag.
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And I've been making some cloth training pants for ds2. The first one is a pocket style trainer, with a full PUL outer with stretch fleece waist and legs. It was a total pain to sew (especially the ruched PUL side panels), but I think it will be great for night time training and going out.



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I also made half a dozen light duty training pants. These are the gerber brand cloth trainers, I just beefed them up by adding a few layers of flannel for extra absorbency, and a PUL outer layer where it counts.


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06-12-2014 06:41 PM
katelove I have just started getting back into sewing after being sick then busy with a work-related project.

I am currently working on my niece's quilt and a long, flannelette nightie for DD1 (her request). I was a bit stalled on that because I didn't have enough of the fabric I thought I was going to use but we have some more now so I can get started again.

I need to get moving though because I have three more baby quilts to make. Although only one of the babies has been born so far.
06-12-2014 05:44 PM
lilacvioletiris Project 11: Coin purse with name embroidered in it
06-12-2014 05:42 PM
lilacvioletiris Project 10: Planted community garden
06-12-2014 05:40 PM
lilacvioletiris Project 9: tote bag for sewing guild exchange
06-12-2014 05:38 PM
lilacvioletiris Project 8: crocheted doll blanket for niece - never did get the doll bed made
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