Fighting…..just for one more week

January 25, 2008 at 1:54 pm | Posted in Misc. | Leave a comment
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Practice makes perfect?…..!

January 22, 2008 at 4:31 pm | Posted in All Finished Crafts | Leave a comment
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As usual, I got frustrated by the coming exams. Several tempting new materials had arrived in my mail, but I could not start any projects so far. I only managed to practice the cluny pattern a few more times during my short trip to France last week. Continue Reading Practice makes perfect?…..!…

A lot of dolls

January 11, 2008 at 10:10 pm | Posted in Craft - Inspirations, Craft - People, Craft - Websites | Leave a comment
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Although there are many other amazing doll pictures you can find on the internet, it is my first time to see such a delicate doll that is made of felt. For me, felting represents an art either cute or warm and cozy, but certainly differing from what is called delicacy. Maggie Iacono‘s dolls changed my viewpoint with ease. All her dolls are so sweet that I just wish I could make one myself in the future. Since the chance is less than 0.001%, I would rather spent a few time clicking around the website. My another favorite among her gorgeous dolls is Liesel.

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To Tat or To Crochet?

January 10, 2008 at 4:41 pm | Posted in All Finished Crafts, Craft - How-to's, Craft - Websites | 2 Comments
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I was sort of surprised to find out the fancy Cluny leaves can also be achieved by tatting, so I pick up my doll needle to make a try. There is a very good tutorial on tatting the Cluny leaves with needles. Obviously, this is a technique I cannot master so easily. I repeated the angle pattern 3 times to get the two wings (more or less) symmetric. I am still hesitated to claim that I know how to do the leaf: more practice is definitely necessary before trying more serious patterns.

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Matryoshka Attack

January 5, 2008 at 10:53 am | Posted in All Finished Crafts, Craft - Inspirations, Craft - Websites | 8 Comments
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Since junior high, I always like to get a “Kinder Surprise” as a small award for myself. I am never tired of discovering what’s inside and assembling the toy without looking at the guides. I don’t really like the chocolate outside and the toys usually go into my nephew’s pocket eventually. The plastic shells are all left. Such a shell appears in my sketch book rather frequently, but I never carried out any of them. One of the reason is that the paints I have cannot stay well on the surface. The solution is found when I was taking a shower. :D The implementation of one of the old sketch was relatively simple.

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KnitML etc.

January 3, 2008 at 11:20 pm | Posted in Craft - Misc, Craft - Websites | Leave a comment
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Neglecting the potential damage of XML tags cost me 3 hours of sleep last night. One trivial “<” has made at least a whole day of computation useless. Unfortunately, that’s how people learn. After all, XML is pretty interesting. It should be carefully handled, otherwise there would be unexpected lose. I guess it’s the same case for KnitML.

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A belated gift

January 2, 2008 at 9:21 pm | Posted in All Finished Crafts | Leave a comment
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I always want to make something for Mr. Y’s birthday, but I didn’t manage to do so in last two years. I just postponed my plan to the next event, e.g. Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s day….our anniversary….and his next birthday, then the loop goes over again. In other words, I didn’t make him any gifts in quite a long time. When I went through my sketchbook yesterday, I “discovered” my plan for his last birthday and decided to carry it out. Still, it is late either for his birthday or for the new year.

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Lacy Clover Pattern

January 1, 2008 at 2:52 pm | Posted in Craft - How-to's, Craft - Websites | 27 Comments
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The pattern was drew by hands. I found two trivial/ignorable mistakes (at the beginning of the 4th and 5th round) in the pattern this morning. Hopefully the following description can help to sort it out. Please let me know if you find any mistakes, so I can improve the pattern.

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