Monday, January 25, 2010

New Yarn: "Cake"

So, this yarn does not have a name yet, but it is inspired by Sofia Coppolla's movie "Marie Antoinette". If you haven't seen the movie, it's wonderful. A bit of a slow start but a very fun movie. If you like the story of Marie Antoinette throw all your preconceived notions out the door, this movie is more about her life turning into the queen.

But enough about the movie, this yarn was spun from fabric that I hand dyed myself last year in my surface design class. All of the fabric was ripped into 1" strips, spun and then plied with cotton yarn. The second picture is more true to color.

*Edit: I've decided on a name for this yarn: "Cake". The name is inspired by the famous saying "Let them eat cake", also, because this yarn is made from scrap fabric, and Marie Antoinette gave her "scraps" to the people of France. More or less. The colors are also very colorful like most cakes.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Update: 50 list

I finished 2 projects last week. Or was it the week before? The days are starting to blend together now that I'm back at school. Anyways. Here's what you've been waiting for. The pictures!
First on the table is felted soap. This is only my second time trying this, and it's a lot tougher than it would seem. The felt just slides all over the place. I think they turned out alright, but I think I need more practice before I offer them as gifts or put them on my etsy shop.Second is a lovely bunch of christmas tags cut from Christmas cards I received this year. My favorite ones are the trees and snowmen. Mostly because they are sparkly!

If you haven't seen the full list of projects check it out here.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Updating the 50 list

I've thought of a few more things to add to the list:

38. bow head band
39. feather hair clip
40. thrum mittens
41. 4 bars of felted soap
42. tshirt pants

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Purple Cowl

Or something like it.
The picture is not the best, I'll try and get a new one, but in the mean time, here is my first finished project for 2010!
See the full list of 50 projects here. And a link to the pattern here.

50 Projects for 2010

In the previous post I mentioned something about a goal for making 50 projects in 2010. Well I have decided that I am going to take on the challenge, and I've already finished one item! and started in on another. As I finish projects I'll be posting them here, on my blog.
Here is my list:

I've started my list, but I have left some room for school projects...
green = started
red= finished

1. Finish Purple Cowl FINISHED! 01/01/10
2. Spats
3. Knit arm warmers/fingerless gloves
4. Slouchy Hat (that fits)
5. 4/5 knit dishcloths 1 Finished 01/09/10
6. learn how to book bind
7. make paper
8. finish art journal
9. knit lace scarf
10. knit intarsia mitts
11. star book
12. 5 printed tshirts
13. knit socks
14. stacked coin quilt
15. embroidered needle book (gift)
16. knit summer cowl
17. 5 handspun skeins of yarn (over 150 yards each)
18. finish knit bath mat FINISHED 02/25/10
19. spin paper
20. make soap
21. xmas cards into xmas tags(I saw this posted by someone else on Craftster) FINISHED 01/10/10
22. clean raw fleece
23. learn how to make resin (jewelry?)
24. carve 2 stamps (for paper art)
25. 5 catnip toys
26. embroidered pillow cases
27. learn how to make bread
28. set of 6 cards
29. lightbox (for taking photographs)
30. gollar for 16th C German garb
31. low neck pinafore ?
32. pointillism embroidery
33. filing
34. shredding
35. knit simple sweater
36. circle skirt (with 2 layers, under layer longer)
37. finish blanket on loom
38. Bow head band
39. feather hair clip
40. thrum mittens
41. 4 bars of felted soap FINISHED 01/11/10
42. t-shirt pants
43. Felt mat for camping

The original idea came from Craftster, this is the 3rd (?) year. Click here to check out the thread.


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