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hgflower: July 2006

hgflower

hello all! my name is audrey, i'm 23 and i live in southern california. i'm currently attempting to finish college (transfer out of jc) and i'm a music major. what i'll do with this major i have yet to figure out. any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated! or you can just look at my knitting..which is probably why you're here in the first place :)

Sunday, July 30, 2006

more swap goodies!

once again, i couldn't help myself and joined yet another craftster swap. this time was an exciting challenge though because i signed up for the boy-girl swap where we would be crafting for our partner of the opposite sex. i got toyshirts as my partner, so ian.. if you're post stalking and checking up on my blog look away now before you ruin your surprise!

i, in my usual craftster ways, asked MANY questions before figuring out what i wanted to make. one thing that i knew for sure i wanted to do was a travel knitting tin because ian has many quotes about boys and knitting in his signature. sooooo.. even though he said that i probably shouldn't do anything knit based for him, i couldn't help myself. mainly because i'm selfish and i really wanted to do this project. plus it gave me an excuse to buy a pack of fine tip sharpies :p

so here is the knitting tin in all its glory!
the front:
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everything included inside the tin which includes two handmade cable needles (i forget the sizes), measuring tape, scissors, nail file, paper, pencil, stitch markers (shrinky dinks are my friend!), a VERY strong magnet, an extra safety pin to use as a stitch holder, a small crochet hook, stitch abbreviations, and handmade needle gauge :
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a close up of the stitch markers and the needle gauge :
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and how everything fits inside the tin :
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my other project for ian is an ashtray that has the logo of his preferred tobacco (he rolls his own cigarettes). this came out a bit more novice than i had hoped for. it was my first time painting glass and i bought the ashtray from a goodwill store :
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and finally, i made him a duct tape robot of love :)
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but he's a special robot.. he's a condom dispenser!
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haha, okay. that's it! i'm probably going to make a mixed cd to go along with all this swag. i'm hoping that he likes everything i made. maybe if i have the time i'll make a chinese take out magnet or something.. i hope he isn't let down by what he gets cause i asked so many damned questions and then i ended up making things that i think are fun :p

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

my first attempt at a magic wallet. and my dog :)

i'll post my latest attempt at trying to sleep here. tomorrow i'm going to have lunch with a friend who i need to give some money to, and being the crafty gal that i am, i decided to try and make one of those "magic" wallets to give the money in. i bought all the fabric with the intention of recreating another wallet that i have, and i still have plenty of fabric left to try that out with at another time.

so this wallet is mostly hand sewn.. which i'm not used to doing so my fingers are incredibly sore at the moment.

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as you can see, i tried to make it with the outside pockets for various cards.. and the first layer is a bit crooked

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plain back. i got too frustrated trying to make another 2 card pockets.

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the magic in action!!

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and finally, to show the thickness of the wallet:

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if you clicked to see my dog, sorry i didn't put her picture up first. this is my old doxie (12 yrs) enjoying an old pillow for a bed. i made an envelope type pillow case for it so that we can wash it easily from random fabric i had bought to make some pj's out of. but of course, i didn't buy enough :(

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ok! thanks for looking :) when craftster comes back up i will be cross posting this!