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(Though I wrote this post before I left, when you all read this, I’ll already have been in DC for a few days. So greetings from DC!)

So I signed up for a swap on Craftster that is Dollar Store themed–that is, participants must spend between five and ten dollars at the dollar store (or the equivalent of such for other countries) and craft at least two items for their partner. Well, my partner was A2JC4life, and here’s what I sent her:

Out of two dishtowels, this bag:

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Out of some wedding favors, some ribbon, and scraps from the bag (as well as some stash buttons), these pin cushions:

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(The button one also has a fabric bump for pins, it’s just lower in the bucket.)

Out of another of the wedding favors and some more ribbon, a little container for storing small things:

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And finally, out of a piece of flour sack cloth, this little patch, which she can sew on whatever she chooses:

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Another bit of embroidery! I love it. I was going to sew it into a zipper pouch, but then I realized I would have to use a bunch of non-dollar store stuff, so I just left it as a patch. It’s pretty though. : ) I used a pattern from Jenny Hart’s book “Sublime Stitching”, which I borrowed from the library (I just put the cloth over the pattern and traced it with a disappearing ink pen). I shall have to make myself a zipper pouch with a bit of embroidery.

For more dollar store crafts, the rest of the gallery is here

So the other day I received an OWS package from one of my favorite OWSers, PheonixFireDesigns. She claimed me for a wisty surprise, and sent me a GORGEOUS necklace and a rubber stamp:

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I also made a necklace of my own:

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Basic necklace chain from AC Moore (usually a dollar, on sale for Memorial Day for half off), some thin wire, and some buttons from my stash. : ) It hangs a little funny, but I do like it a lot.

In other craft news: I’m expecting a swap packing round Thursday, I’m hard at work on more swap socks, and I have been working on another swap. So stay tuned for lots more crafts. What are you guys working on?

So, as I’ve mentioned a couple of times so far, I am currently home in Virginia Beach for my summer break from school (and I’m not pleased about it, but that’s a story for another day). This means I have the time and supplies (or ability to drive to the store to get supplies) to do all the various crafts I’ve been meaning to get around to.

Like this tutorial on CRAFT for a vintage tea cup pincushion. I went to the Good Will outlet the other day looking for a couple of things (wool sweaters, yarn/craft supplies, and tea cups) and found some tiny porcelain tea cups, probably from a child’s playset.

I didn’t feel like sewing, so I just sort of stuffed the fabric in there. My first attempt at this turned out like this:

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…Yeah. I have since pulled out the fabric with the intent on reusing the cup. My second attempt was much better because I gathered the excess fabric at the bottom and tied some thin crochet cotton around the bundle THEN glued and stuffed. It came out much better:

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Yes, that’s Dora the Explorer. Yes, I am aware she’s now a busty teen. Yes, I am appalled. And yes, I will be using this pin cushion (and yes, it’s adorable).

First thing’s first:

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That’s right people, FEATHERWEIGHT IS DONE. My longest wip EVER (since October) is finally DONE. I settled for 3/4 length sleeves instead of the full length ones I originally planned for, BUT STILL. IT’S DONE. It’s currently laid out on my bed, drying after a soak and I can’t wait til it’s dry. It fits beautifully (before blocking at least), and I’m so pleased with it. AND, the thing I’m most pleased with is this:

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When I started Featherweight, I grabbed the pound cone of the yarn and hand-wound a ball of it that kind of looked like the 100 g of lace weight that the pattern calls for. I totally guessed, having only a 100g ball of worsted weight wool to compare it to. That little ball of yarn up there is all I had left of my original hand-wound ball after knitting THE ENTIRE SWEATER.

I’m so good.

Anyway, I’ll have a proper FO post of this sweater on Thursday probably.

Clearly April is raglan fever time (Featherweight and Seafoam plus…), cause I started a new sweater. It’s just going to be a little shrug, so it shouldn’t take that long and it will be perfect for wearing over tube tops (I always feel awkward in them). It looks like this so far:

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I’m using some Regia Silk sock yarn I got in a destash on Ravelry, and ohmigod, it’s SO SOFT. I love this stuff.

While I was soaking Featherweight earlier today, I got around to another craft project I’ve been meaning to do. I went from this:

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to this:

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A bit of scrapbook paper and some buttons make for a much prettier pencil cup than the plastic cup I’ve been using. It was super easy and took all of five minutes. AND because of where the paper joined, the seam is practically invisible:

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I mean, you can see it if you look up close, but if you’re just glancing, you can’t see it at all. : )