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MC's Fill-An-Envelope Swap

This was a quickie blog swap, hosted by the lovely MC!! Here's what I received from my partner, SH (aka Miss Smarty Pants):

Dyeing Experiments III

My first attempts at dyeing yarns! I've been experimenting with roving all summer but was a tad hesitant about working with yarns. Afterall, one could easily hide the undyed spots in roving when spinning it but yarns seem to be a smidge less forgiving. Anyhow, I'm chuffed that they didn't turn out too badly! On with the pictures!

Blueberry Grape Sorbet

Green Bean Casserole

Intoxicating Shiraz Wine

Mod Apples Needlebook

I adore the print of this fabric! Not only is it a combination of pink and green, it also features apples! This fabric has been in my stash for awhile and for the longest time, I couldn't figure out what to make with it. Voila!

The front (complete with matching fabric-covered button closure):

The back (with pocket for mini cutter or scissors):

The inside of the needle book contains three leaves for the needles, and a mini pincushion for temporary needle storage:

Branching Out: Part II

Another easy lace scarf...this time round with a DK wool in khaki green. I love working with this pattern!

Felt Flower Clippies Part Two

Another batch of flower clippies for the niece! I can't believe the naughty girl has already misplaced/chewed/hid a couple from the last batch I sent her *exasperated* Oy vey. Ah, sucker that I am, I keep making and sending her more. I suppose that's what one does for her favourite (note: aka only) niece.


Ah, I adore Halloween. Not for the pagan rituals, but for the candy and creative costumes that folks conjure! Here's a halloween-themed stuffie I made for a swap partner.


Name: Satoshi

Nickname: Tosh

Occupation: Student and Chococat Impersonator

Height: 5.5 inches (head to feet measurement)

Hometown: Lānaʻi, Hawaii

Favourite Colours: Hunter Green, Orange and Khaki

Favourite Foods: Sashimi (especially hamachi, fugu and toro) and Rice

Likes: Tow-in Surfing. PSP Games (Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories). Rap Music.

Dislikes: Cold Weather. Dogs. Cleaning His Room.

Personality: Witty. Laid-back. Compassionate. Hardworking. Playful.

Tosh is quite the charming fella. He has been freelancing as a Chococat impersonator since the age of five. Someday, he hopes to be a sports journalist. When he's not working or studying, he usually rounds up his friends for a game of volleyball at the local beach. He has had a crush on Hello Kitty since the first time he met her!

Warning: Tosh is quite the prankster. He loves a good joke, but he draws the line at mean pranks!!!

P/S What's halloween without a goody bag and some gore?

The Cursed Liesel Scarf

My first attempt on a Liesel Scarf was done with a brown silk/cotton yarn. I ended up having to frog it when it was 90% complete (there was a small mistake 10 rows or so, from the start). Lesson learned!! Must check for mistakes as I knit!!!

Anyhow, I didn't feel like using the same yarn. For my second attempt, I picked a hand-dyed wool yarn. I like the results!

Dyeing Experiments II

Results of further experiments in dyeing!! The first three batches were done with polypay roving, while the last three batches are a wool/silk blend.


Elmo Zoe

Count Rosita

Oscar Kermit


Pumpkin Spice

Chocolate Blueberry

Berries & Cream


I've finally come to terms with the horrifying fact that I will never (and I do mean never!) be able to use up my stash of fabric and yarn in this lifetime. That sorta freaks me out. But what's a gal to do when there are all kinds of luscious yarns and gorgeous textiles begging to come home with me whenever I'm out browsing the shops?!? I reckon I have two options to assuage my guilty conscience:

Option 1: Go cold turkey. Stop buying yarns and textiles.

Option 2: Quit daydreaming and start being more productive in the craftroom

Erm, yeah right. Seriously. I can think of gobs of reasons why Option 1 would be a bad idea. The first and foremost, being that my spending habits are good for the economy. Ahem. The rest of the reasons are moot in light of the first reason. Which brings us to Option 2. I suppose it's worth a shot. If anything, it will help keep my yarn and fabric stashes at an even keel (e.g. use one yard of fabric, buy one yard of fabric...use 2 skeins of yarn, buy 2 skeins of yarn).

That said, these are a couple of mini fabric destashing projects I worked on this week. Cool. I'm making progress!

Felt Flower Clippies

My sister informed me that the wee niece has been chewing on her clippies. OMG. I'm pretty sure there's no lead-based paints on the clips, but one can never be too careful about these things. Here's the latest batch of flower clippies I made for the naughty chickie! Hopefully, they'll stay out of her mouth and stay put on her hair!

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