Friday, December 21, 2007

First set of xmas goodies

xmas goods 005
Originally uploaded by faemystique
made these for a daughter of a friend, my daughters are clamoring for their own sets, and I jsut have to wait till christmas is over so I can make them some of their very own.

Xenas present

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Originally uploaded by faemystique
I whipped this set up second. My daughter who is modeling them really wants her own set and not give them away for christmas!! They really do crochet up really quickly, and are fun!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


No pictures, I am too tired. I made the girls each a pair of pj bottoms, they are so happywith them. I am making some beanies with matching wristlets for some christmas presents. I have to make the SIL a pair of pj bottoms too. Otherwise thinking of throwing in some purses and such over the next few days and see what I can come up with.

I did get my RN license though! I m so relieved about that... its all over, now just to start working.

But, life has been stressful lately and I am enjoying the break...

more later

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Arm of the shrug

Originally uploaded by faemystique
I love those ribbons, such a great color combo.

front view

Originally uploaded by faemystique
ribbons at the bustline are the armpit adjustable ones for the body opening.

The first SWAP

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YAY, my partner received. This is my first swap I have participated in and she is RAVING about her shrug, which is awesome because I had some major nervous thoughts on: will she like the color, will it fit her, etc.

I am so happy she likes it, I guess her young daughter wanted it too. She suggested I make a tutorial for it, and pattern. I will have to sit down and remember how I did it.

The main body was V stitched, and I vaguely recall the chain starting with something like 46? 44? the first row created a box stitch, then I vstitched. Each arm was done separately. I sewed the seam up to where the armpit would be, leaving the rest to open mid back. I then started the arm embellishment at the bottom which was alternating shell and v stitching. Leaving about two inches open to seam together with ribbon.when the sleeves were finished I did some frilly shell like stitches around the body opening as well. Closing off the top and bottom of the back by connecting it. Then I got ribbon from wal mart to match and laced the back and the sleeves. I also laced in the arms at the armpit for adjustment if needed for fit. (see other pics)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

dough ornaments 002

dough ornaments 002
Originally uploaded by faemystique
Just some dough ornaments the kids and I made...these are the ones I created and painted. The girls still have to paint and gloss theirs. They went to Homer for the weekend, 6 hours south of where we live... Right now I have christmas crap strewn all over my living room...UGH... its a bit different to haul it all out from under the stairs and try putting things up without the kids around... I did get their advent calendars all wrapped up though... we don't do calendars necessarily we just wrap a present a day with a couple bigger ones for christmas day.

I got my cousin's advent calendar done, late, and I ll have to mail it on Monday. I told her when it arrives in Denmark she'll have LOTS of presents to open for the days it missed her in transit!!