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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Stuffed Mounted Zebra Head on: October 17, 2011 05:32:16 PM
I made this for my sister's birthday this year. I was totally surprised at how it turned out. I found a stick horse pattern at a friend's house and used it to make the head. i just couldn't see buying a stuffed animal to throw most of it away. I mounted it to the board using upholstery tacks. I had so much fun with it and it seems like she likes it, too.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A-line dress with added pockets on: August 02, 2008 08:50:21 AM
Yeah. The pockets took a little more time. I was eternally paranoid that I would sew them to the outside and have to start over.
The pattern itself had very few pieces and it came together extremely quickly. Even the interfacing. I definitely recommend it to anyone. I am hoping that I can use that pattern and embellish and modify it to my heart's content.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A-line dress with added pockets on: August 01, 2008 07:04:58 AM
      I have been collecting patterns, hitting the stores on 99 cent pattern day. This is one I picked up because there were very few pieces and it claimed it could be finished in an hour. The front drawings are not very attractive but I thought I could update it. Of course it sat in the pattern drawer for some time before I attempted it.

      The fabric is stretchy so I didn't need to bother with the zipper.

      I added pockets using in the How-To section on the Burda site. The sleeve fabric matches the pockets, which really only serves to please me. Oh, and that's a silver pin at near the neck. I was heading out to the grandparent's party.

      This the pattern envelope. It is not from a garage sale or thrift store. It was bought this year. Some of these seriously need a re-vamp.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Cardboard Wallpaper on: June 29, 2008 10:50:26 AM
Any way you could reload the pics? It sounds awesome.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: bags bags bags! on: June 29, 2008 10:39:06 AM
I used to keep my handbags at the top of the closet where neither, I, nor anyone else, could see them. Now I display them on the wall held by small hooks that are easy to hand screw. I just moved so I can't post a picture, but I will as soon as it is up. (probably around 2 weeks)
I choose the best bags or the ones with the most visual interest and lay them out on the floor to decide their layout. then I use push pins to test it on the wall and adjust. When I am happy, I replace the pins with the hooks. The small hole made by the pin is usually a decent starter for the hook.  I use 2 hooks for clutches and super-heavy bags. The hole left behind in the wall in quite small so I have never had trouble with angry landlords.
The rest of the bags are stored in the same manner as the other suggestions or on top of my closet.
Good Luck!
6  Texas / Texas: Northeast / Re: Anyone in the East Texas area? on: May 31, 2008 08:53:10 AM
is it just any time during the day or mostly morning? I am so glad someone finally posted a group.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Semi reversible vest on: April 29, 2008 08:18:56 AM
Super Thanks! again, great job on your own.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Semi reversible vest on: April 28, 2008 11:03:05 PM
that's fabulous and practical. i have actually been looking for a tutorial for a vest. I especially like that it's reversible.
please post the tutorial you used.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A summery dress and voluminous skirt =] on: April 11, 2008 10:10:41 PM
i am all about the full skirt. i can't seem to make something without the folds and folds of skirt fabric. great job they are both fabulous.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Spring Dress, Damask knit fabric. on: April 11, 2008 10:08:02 PM
Thanks for the super nice comments. It is super comfortable and was quite easy to make. I have been hiding my zippers in side seams lately and it seems to be working out
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