Saturday, August 14, 2010

Civil War Era Knit-Along (Tha' Yarn)

Brown for the border.

I'm quite late! Though I just got my yarn in a couple days ago. I live in a sad little part of Missouri that has no 100% wool yarn available. I had to order from, which really wasn't too bad at all. I believe that it was cheaper than most any place I would have gone to get it in person. Anyway, that yarn is for World Turn'd Upside Down's Civil War era knit-along. We're knitting a sontag! Check out the link image button to your left or click on the link above. I have a bit of catching up to do!

Colors in the sunlight.

New Cage Crinoline

I've got to leave for work in...10 minutes, so hopefully I can get this all posted real quick! I just finished up a new 1860-1866 era, cage crinoline--made from Kay's kit found here: Click!

Yes, well...I know it's not perfect. This is a first attempt after all. I'm pretty new to this era, though I've been putting more research into it than I should have time for! Sorry I didn't get any step-by-step pictures, I regret not taking the time out to do such now. Though there were a couple pointers that I thought someone might take note of.
(1)The instructions in the kit calls for a hole punch to make holes in the boning for the rivets. I found that the awl I used to seperate the threads on the tape to push the rivets through worked great for punching the holes too.
(2)Also, the instructions say to use a hammer to smack the rivet heads down/together with. I found this wholly awkward and troublesome and soon realized that you have more control and it goes quicker if you use a pair of good piers to squeeze the rivets together. Surprisingly, the metal is soft enough, you don't have to be superwoman to manage it.

I may post more later, but for now I have to run!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pin Cushion Jar!

Here's my little pin cushion jar! Made with Robert Kaufman's Chick-a-dee Chick-a-doo fabric scraps using this neato little tut by Little Paper Dog! Check out her blog, there's lots of inspiring stuff. ;)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Issues & Layout

Weeell, my camera is having wacky issues and so, it will be a bit before I can actually post pictures of my projects. Terrible thing indeed. Hopefully I can find other things to entertain any passerbys for now.

The silly blog layout is still under construction. I still need to whip up some graphics to prettify the place.