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Fiber things. Sewing. Embroidery. Knitting and spinning. Costuming.

Cutting Up

So I did it. I slugged back a couple of ciders and I cut my wedding dress. And it wasn’t that bad. I thought it might even feel good, but it didn’t. In the end, it was just fabric. I … Continue reading

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THE Shoes

I’ve been so on edge lately about the Wedding Dress Remake™ (Yes, I did cut the bodice for the halter top. No, I have not actually sewn anything yet.) that I kind of forgot about accessorizing. When I sat down … Continue reading

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50 By 50 #27-32: Other Crafty Stuff

This is the last of the crafty lists, and I must admit that this is feeling a bit overwhelming. I know there are still seven years and three days for me to get all of these things worked into my … Continue reading

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50 By 50 #23-26: Knitting

What a surprisingly short knitting list! 23. Complete all knitting WIPs including Epic Sweater the First. I’ve kind of been working on this one all year. The only new projects I’ve started this calendar year have been socks, and I … Continue reading

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50 By 50 #18-22: Spinning

More crafty things for the list! I’m thinking the spinny stuff should come before the knitting stuff, even though there is crossover, of course. 18. Spin and knit 20 hats from WV fleece. About a year and half ago I … Continue reading

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50 By 50 #12-17: Sewing

Of course my 50 By 50 list ended up being mostly crafty stuff. I’ve broken them down into categories for your convenience. Ok, really for my convenience. 12. Wear my wedding dress again. By this I mean to remake my … Continue reading

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Off With Her Sleeves!

I’ve decided that the easiest way to work on remaking my wedding dress is to go from the top to the bottom. I have a definite deadline on this project (September 28th), so I’d like to get the hardest parts … Continue reading

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Wedding Dress Remake

About seven years ago my not-yet-then Mother-in-law began making a dress for me. A long, full, princess dress of fuchsia and black in which I would marry the love of my life. Susan and I designed the dress together beginning … Continue reading

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Spin In, Spin Out

This past week I had the distinct pleasure to meet up with about 150 other spinners at the January Spin In in Destin, Florida. What an incredible time! Groups of 8 to 12 people sat in spinning circles for four … Continue reading

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The Epic Sweater

Way back in August or so of 2008, I decided to begin planning my Epic Sweater. It was a big birthday year, and I figured a big sweater should accompany it. This is the sweater that I will complete before … Continue reading

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