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Upcoming projects March 16, 2010

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This is a list of projects I have in mind to do:

1. make a pom pom bear .. the way my mom taught me when I was a kid. ๐Ÿ˜€ Tutorial will be included.

2. Shorten & hem jeans and retain the stonewashed look. Tutorial will be included.

3. Finish a crochet shrug which I had been working on for wayyyyyy too long.

4. Crochet a hair barette thingy.

5. Make a fabric rosette.

6. Make a TV remote caddy for the living room.

I have to write them down otherwise they will just be in my head and I will never know when and IF I’m ever to start on anyone of them. ๐Ÿ˜›

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my “new” bag in action lol March 16, 2010

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This is me and my new bag today ๐Ÿ˜€ I LOVE my bag!

… fat arms I know ๐Ÿ˜ฆ … but LOVE THE BAG! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

Summer Lite Mesh Scarf March 14, 2010

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Original Post: Jan 31, 2010 @ 21:55

Well … I’m working on a scarf inspired by my friend’s mom’s work. ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s not really original, but I did a search online, and I don’t think anyone had posted up this pattern before. I hope I didn’t unconsciously infringe on someone’s copyright though because it’s a really easy pattern.ย  I’m using crochet lace yarn for this scarf. It’s gonna take a while to complete. haha.

Updated 14 March 2010: Scarf Completed!

I completed this project in early February actually, but didn’t post it up until now. ๐Ÿ˜› anyway, here’s the pattern.

Summer Lite Mesh Scarf Pattern:

Chain 65 (if you are using lace yarn or really thin yarn). You can chain less if you’re using thicker yarn. The foundation chain will be in (multiples of 3) + 5 till you get your desired width.

Row 1: DC into the 5th chain from hook, ch 1, skip 1 chain, *1 dc into each of the next 2 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch*, repeat * to * till end, ch 3, turn

Row 2: Dc into the top of the 2nd dc, ch 1, skip 1 ch, *1 dc into each of the next 2 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch*, repeat from * to * till end, ch 3, turn

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until desired length of scarf is achieved. Weave in the ends.

I got myself another “new” bag! March 13, 2010

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Inspired by this tutorial over at Praiseworthy, I decided to refashion my own old A-line skirt into a new tote bag. So here it is!

I got it done in in 5 hours or so. ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m liking this refashioning business! HEHE. It’s super fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

I made booties for my piano bench! March 10, 2010

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I made booties for my piano bench!

The fabric was from an old pair of denim skorts (skirt+shorts) I had. The lace was from the $2 store.

And this was how I made it ๐Ÿ˜€

1. I measured the leg width and cut out circles with about 2 extra inches around the width.

2. I sewed around the circle with a zig zag stitch to prevent fraying.

3. Then I sewed the lace on the right side of the fabric.

4. This is how the circle looks like with the lace on. Ignore the pen markings ๐Ÿ˜› I was marking it and realised that it’s not necessary really. ๐Ÿ˜› It’s a disappearing ink marker, so the marks will disappear after a while.

5. Fold the circle into half on the wrong side of the fabric. Stitch a few stitches at the edge. Repeat on otherside of the semi-circle.

6. Fold the stitched up circle again in half with the stitched up portions meeting. Then stitch at the edge of the semi-circle again.

7. Continue until you get something like this. If you want a smaller bootie, you will have to fold & stitch a few more stitches.

8. On the wrong side of the fabric, stretch and sew an elastic band into the circle (about where the previous stitches are, doesn’t have to be precise).

9. And there, the sewing is done!

10. If you have quilt batting or thick felt, you can cut out a square piece about the size of the bootie and insert it into the bootie.

This will give cushion to the chair.

So there you go! New booties for my piano bench!

You can make these for any chair legs really. It protects your floor as it prevents the floor from being scratched! ๐Ÿ™‚