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Project 29/29 – Challenge completed!

Ending on sort of a low note, with more naalbinding, but the sick is nearly finished and I’m heading into a crafting-heavy weekend. :) Advertisements

Project 29/29 – Challenge completed!

Ending on sort of a low note, with more naalbinding, but the sick is nearly finished and I’m heading into a crafting-heavy weekend. :)

Project 28/29 – Leap Day Froggie Cookies

I love gingerbread. I have froggie cookie cutters. Tomorrow is leap day. Clearly froggie cookies are in order for coworkers and friends. :)~ Gingerbread cookies Cream cheese frosting Food coloring Licorice jelly bean pieces for eyes.

Project 28/29 – Leap Day Froggie Cookies

I love gingerbread. I have froggie cookie cutters. Tomorrow is leap day. Clearly froggie cookies are in order for coworkers and friends. :)~ Gingerbread cookies Cream cheese frosting Food coloring Licorice jelly bean pieces for eyes.

Project 27/29 – naalbinding on the sock #2

I’m clearly getting better… My stitches are very even and nice… But boring.

Project 27/29 – naalbinding on the sock #2

I’m clearly getting better… My stitches are very even and nice… But boring.

Project 26/29 – again with the naalbinding…

More naalbinding, because I’m lame and I want the second sock finished for an event in two weeks.

Project 26/29 – again with the naalbinding…

More naalbinding, because I’m lame and I want the second sock finished for an event in two weeks.

Project 25/29 – blue Pictish hood

Very similar to the one from 2/23, but blue and no fringe yet. I haven’t found any I like and may just end up making some! Wool fabric Linen thread Handsewn

Project 25/29 – blue Pictish hood

Very similar to the one from 2/23, but blue and no fringe yet. I haven’t found any I like and may just end up making some! Wool fabric Linen thread Handsewn

Project 24/29 – silk scarf

I hemmed the edge of a white silk scarf. Not very interesting and the photo just looks like a Kleenex, so no image. : p

Project 24/29 – silk scarf

I hemmed the edge of a white silk scarf. Not very interesting and the photo just looks like a Kleenex, so no image. : p

Project 23/29 – Pictish hood

A wool hood based off the St Andrew’s Hood. Wool fabric Linen thread Purchased cotton trim All handsewn and hand finished.

Project 23/29 – Pictish hood

A wool hood based off the St Andrew’s Hood. Wool fabric Linen thread Purchased cotton trim All handsewn and hand finished.

Project 22/29 – Oh, no! Knot again!

Oh, yes. More naalbinding. A girl has two feet, you see, so we need two socks. :p

Project 22/29 – Oh, no! Knot again!

Oh, yes. More naalbinding. A girl has two feet, you see, so we need two socks. :p

Project 21/29 – Sewing kit for a toddler

My girlfriend’s bebe is showing interest in our Tuesday night projects, so I got some plastic canvas in several colors, cut them into shapes, and gave them to the munchkin with great big needle and some yarn. Rather than show

Project 21/29 – Sewing kit for a toddler

My girlfriend’s bebe is showing interest in our Tuesday night projects, so I got some plastic canvas in several colors, cut them into shapes, and gave them to the munchkin with great big needle and some yarn. Rather than show

Project 20/29 – Child’s Apron Dress FINISHED

Norse Child’s Apron Dress Wool fabric Linen thread and embroidery Hand stitched Large hems at top and bottom to allow for letting out as she grows

Project 20/29 – Child’s Apron Dress FINISHED

Norse Child’s Apron Dress Wool fabric Linen thread and embroidery Hand stitched Large hems at top and bottom to allow for letting out as she grows

Project 19/29 – Child’s Apron Dress

Finishing the top, hem, and straps of the dress from 17&18.

Project 19/29 – Child’s Apron Dress

Finishing the top, hem, and straps of the dress from 17&18.

Project 18/29 – Child’s Apron Dress

Day 18 was finishing all the seams sewn on 2/17.

Project 18/29 – Child’s Apron Dress

Day 18 was finishing all the seams sewn on 2/17.

Project 17/29 – Child’s Apron Dress

So, I was out of town for the weekend and was a failure at posting. :P Prepare to be spammed… Day 17  was sewing a child-sized apron dress. Wool dress, linen thread, handsewn.

Project 17/29 – Child’s Apron Dress

So, I was out of town for the weekend and was a failure at posting. :P Prepare to be spammed… Day 17  was sewing a child-sized apron dress. Wool dress, linen thread, handsewn.

Project 16/29 – Hatbox of awesome

My boyfriend has a tall bowler hat that is just too tall for a normal hatbox. He also tends to travel with a lot of jewelry, accessories and, well, stuff. So, I made him a hatbox! We started with a

Project 16/29 – Hatbox of awesome

My boyfriend has a tall bowler hat that is just too tall for a normal hatbox. He also tends to travel with a lot of jewelry, accessories and, well, stuff. So, I made him a hatbox! We started with a

Project 15/29 – naalbinding sock DONE!

Woo hoo! It’s DONE. Naalbinding is a knitting-like technique using knots instead of loops. The sock is supposed to be low to fit inside a short Jorvik boot. Depending on how it looks when the pair is complete, I may

Project 15/29 – naalbinding sock DONE!

Woo hoo! It’s DONE. Naalbinding is a knitting-like technique using knots instead of loops. The sock is supposed to be low to fit inside a short Jorvik boot. Depending on how it looks when the pair is complete, I may

Project – makeups

I made some bonus projects tonight, to make up for the lameness of working on the naalbinding for several days running. Cordials! Or at least proto-cordials. Ginger in white rum, white brandy, and vanilla/plain vodka. Nummy. :)

Project – makeups

I made some bonus projects tonight, to make up for the lameness of working on the naalbinding for several days running. Cordials! Or at least proto-cordials. Ginger in white rum, white brandy, and vanilla/plain vodka. Nummy. :)

Project 14/29 – Kitchen in an ottoman!

I have a several friends with kids, but none of my own. I like having toys for the kids, but I also prefer for things to look tidy. This is my living room: I have these little black ottomans that

Project 14/29 – Kitchen in an ottoman!

I have a several friends with kids, but none of my own. I like having toys for the kids, but I also prefer for things to look tidy. This is my living room: I have these little black ottomans that

Project 12/29 – and yet more naalbinding

More work on the sock. The weird loop will be the ankle.

Project 12/29 – and yet more naalbinding

More work on the sock. The weird loop will be the ankle.

Project 10/29 – Mixbook

Created two Mixbooks – one a photo tour of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and the other a large-format photo book of Pictish stones to use in classes that I teach. Of course, neither of these projects is printed and delivered

Project 10/29 – Mixbook

Created two Mixbooks – one a photo tour of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and the other a large-format photo book of Pictish stones to use in classes that I teach. Of course, neither of these projects is printed and delivered

Project 8/29 – Naalbinding part 1

The beginnings of a naalbinding sock. Naalbinding is like knitting in purpose, but made up of little interlocking knots. This means that it doesn’t unravel, but it also means it goes very, very, sloooow. Naalbinding

Project 8/29 – Naalbinding part 1

The beginnings of a naalbinding sock. Naalbinding is like knitting in purpose, but made up of little interlocking knots. This means that it doesn’t unravel, but it also means it goes very, very, sloooow. Naalbinding

Project 7/29 – diaper covers – finally done!

Finally, the last batch. Entries should be more routinely interesting from now on. :p I never want to look at a diaper cover again. At least the spawn isn’t mine so I have the option of escaping… :p

Project 7/29 – diaper covers – finally done!

Finally, the last batch. Entries should be more routinely interesting from now on. :p I never want to look at a diaper cover again. At least the spawn isn’t mine so I have the option of escaping… :p

Project 6/29 – Diaper covers

Again. I know. :p one more batch of three, then I’m DONE.

Project 6/29 – Diaper covers

Again. I know. :p one more batch of three, then I’m DONE.

Project 5/29 – Norse coif

A hand-sewn linen Norse coif. Linen fabric, waxed linen thread. Not exciting, but I lose/ruin these on a regular basis, so more are always welcome!

Project 5/29 – Norse coif

A hand-sewn linen Norse coif. Linen fabric, waxed linen thread. Not exciting, but I lose/ruin these on a regular basis, so more are always welcome!

Project 4/29 – Viking bling

I was out of town this weekend, so here’s a belated Saturday post: Glass bead necklace and dress bling for a little Viking lass. Glass beads on a braided cotton cord, knotted between each bead for safety.

Project 4/29 – Viking bling

I was out of town this weekend, so here’s a belated Saturday post: Glass bead necklace and dress bling for a little Viking lass. Glass beads on a braided cotton cord, knotted between each bead for safety.

Project 3/29 – Diaper covers again

And third verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse. I swear, I’ll do something other than diaper covers at some point, but they are the urgent thing on the list. Nine down… another

Project 3/29 – Diaper covers again

And third verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse. I swear, I’ll do something other than diaper covers at some point, but they are the urgent thing on the list. Nine down… another

Project 2/29 – more diaper covers

Second verse, same as the first – three more diaper covers repaired and re-elastic-ed.

Project 2/29 – more diaper covers

Second verse, same as the first – three more diaper covers repaired and re-elastic-ed.

Project 1/29 and a Confession

First the confession: I try to do creative things as part of Thing-a-Day, but what I really use it for is to clean up all the little tasks I’ve been putting off forever or that don’t really excite me. I

Project 1/29 and a Confession

First the confession: I try to do creative things as part of Thing-a-Day, but what I really use it for is to clean up all the little tasks I’ve been putting off forever or that don’t really excite me. I