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1  Re: FIRST QUILT PLAN; IS THIS DONE CORRECTLY?? (PIC) in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by AmysIntoWishin on: November 08, 2012 05:23:54 PM
 I planned on using 1/2 inch seams to give myself a little room for error.  You are right about the dimensions not being to scale.  I was just kind of winging it.  I may try graph paper. 

This is my corrections, but now that I'm thinking about it they are wrong.

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2  Update: Sashing Question...? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by AmysIntoWishin on: October 28, 2012 11:00:28 PM
This is my first quilt plan.  I'm an intermediate sewster, so I'm confident that I can pull this off.  I just want to know if my plan is correct!  Will you please help me??  This will be a twin size quilt.  I have added 1/2 inch seam allowances.  

If you don't mind, if you are replying to this post, What skill level quilter are you?  How many quilts would you estimate that you have made?  (Thanks.  That's just to help me to not freak out when I'm cutting the fabric.  You know how that first one can be!!)  LOL!  Feel free to add in any other info that will help me to feel better about riding this wild donkey!!  Much obliged, Ladies!  Yee haw!

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3  My first diaper bag for my first baby.. <333 in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by AmysIntoWishin on: May 01, 2009 04:41:08 PM
Hey all!   Grin  This is my first diaper bag, for my first baby.  It's a boy!  This is also my first applique, and first complete bag with zipper and pockets.  I used all materials I had on hand.  I'm really thrilled with it.  This one is a great 'in town' diaper bag.  Though since we live pretty far out in the country, when we go to the city, we may need more room on longer trips.  Next one will be bigger.  I used this tutorial, leaving off the flap & adding a zipper:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=38622.0

Thanks so much, kokoleo!  I used her measurements as well, pg. 3, I believe.

I used this tutorial for the zipper:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=151978.0


Lovely Outside:



Fantastic Inside:



The grass is actually light green.  Hard to tell here.


Next craft: DIAPERS!!!   Cheesy

Thanks for checking it out & kind comments. 
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4  Easy Men's Couduroy Shorts Recon... Mr. Looongg Pockets in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by AmysIntoWishin on: March 29, 2009 08:11:03 AM
I reconned 2 pairs of courderoys... I took a thrift store pair of Perry Ellis Corduroys, chopped off the legs.  Took another pair of cords in green, chopped of those legs, took out the front section of each, turned them upside down, and VIOLA!  Long pockets, with an already finished top seam.  I also took a scrap of white cords and sewed it up one of the pockets, and added a portion of a Grateful Dead patch, just the rasta colors.  I had to rip out the inseam of the pants to sew up the pockets...  that wasn't too hard.   I like em'.  They don't fit my man tho.  Oh, well, fund project.


Yay, Shorts!


Patch on one Pocket


Stripe on the other

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5  Micro Thread from Gramma in Crochet: Completed Projects by AmysIntoWishin on: March 28, 2009 07:25:54 PM
I found this great vintage cotton thread, attatched to a gorgeous doily that someone (mystery) in my family made.  My grandmother passed me down a bag of yarn.  It's fantastic.  I also found the smallest crochet needle I've ever seen.  I think it's an A.  Maybe less.  Tiny thing.  It was all rusty so I soaked it in Coca-Cola, scrubbed and filed until I could work with it.  Coke totally works on rust.  Grin  Anyway!  Staying on topic... on to the Jewlery!  These are very simple and I can't wait to try out some more complicated designs.

Just Cotton with Silver Metal




With Glass Seed Beads & Gold Metal


How do you feel about these? 
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6  Lime Green Micro Crochet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by AmysIntoWishin on: March 28, 2009 07:21:43 PM
I found this great vintage cotton thread, attatched to a gorgeous doily that someone (mystery) in my family made.  My grandmother passed me down a bag of yarn.  It's fantastic.  I also found the smallest crochet needle I've ever seen.  I think it's an A.  Maybe less.  Tiny thing.  It was all rusty so I soaked it in Coca-Cola, scrubbed and filed until I could work with it.  Coke totally works on rust.  Grin  Anyway!  Staying on topic... on to the Jewlery!  These are very simple and I can't wait to try out some more complicated designs.

Just Cotton with Silver Metal




With Glass Seed Beads & Gold Metal


How do you feel about these? 
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7  Ramblin' Rose Tote, Rock meets Country Girl in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by AmysIntoWishin on: March 27, 2009 06:04:03 PM
The latest tote.   Cool

I kinda threw up the pics before, so now I'm adding the description, as requested.

My inspiration for the bag was the song "Ramble on Rose."   It's a great song.  Lyrics make no sense to me, really.  The music is fantastic.   Cheesy  I wanted to give it a country girl/rock girl feel.  Most 'Lot' girls remind me of something like that.  Sort of.. savvy, rough and tumble women.

The bag is 11" x 12", made from a light/soft canvas like material.  (I received a free lot of fabric, most not labeled.)  The black is a very heavy/stiff canvas.  The liners are both cotton.  Trim is cotton eyelet.  The small black strip is bias tape with a fancy machine stitch over it.  The strap I made from all black cotton, making a large bias tape out of it first, then sewing the edges to complete.  It's got a long strap so it sits right on the hip.   There's a small pink rose sewn into one of the top corners of the bag, by the strap.

As for the patch, it does appear to be a skull, though DeadHeads prefer to call it a "Steely."  It's one of the Grateful Dead's logos, named after song lyrics... "Steal your face.."  Sounds rather graphic.  LOL  It's more transcendental than graphic.   If you'd like to hear that song, I recommend checking out their music on dead.net, it's free streaming radio.  I guarantee you'll hear that song within a half hour.   And, you'll expand your awareness of music!



Hope you love it.  Stay Grateful!  Grin






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8  Pregnant? Shirts too short?? SHIRT EXTENDER **TUTORIAL** in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by AmysIntoWishin on: March 27, 2009 07:44:48 AM
Hi.  I'm in about my 6 1/2 month of pregnancy.  I have officially surpassed most of my 'cute' t-shirts.  My belly hangs out of the bottom and it just doesn't quite work to pull my pants up further.  LOL  So, here is my solution:

I've taken an old tank top and altered it into a 'shirt extender.'

First, if you have a large embroidery hoop, or something with about a 14-15" radius we'll use that on the BACK of the TANK TOP.  Place it as high up as you can get it.  Eventually we'll cut just under the arm hole seam, so connect there.  Then draw a straight line to connect under the arm hole seam across the FRONT of the TANK TOP.



Cut it out.
BACK OF TANK TOP (front of shirt extender):

FRONT OF TANK TOP (back of shirt extender):


Next, grab a piece of elastic, I used 3/4", and measure around the top of the stomach area.  Make sure that it's tight enough to hold up and comfortable to wear.



Cut & sew your elastic.  I used 3 rows of zig zag stitch.  Zig zag allows the elastic to stretch.



Next, turn your shirt extender INSIDE OUT.  We're going to fold the top of the shirt over the elastic and sew.  DO NOT SEW THROUGH THE ELASTIC.  We're merely creating a 'pocket' for the elastic to live in.  This will allow it to stretch freely. ***(You may choose to pin the seam in this step.  I find it easier to simply work it together as I sew.)


When you get about 1/2 way around, it makes it easier to sew over the elastic if you push back the already sewn area on the elastic, so you have more elastic room to sew the remaining shirt extender.  (Sry, pics a lil dark.)  ***Also, when sewing the rounded edge you may have a few gathers that come up, sew over these, OR make a few when sewing the top center area of the rounded edge.


And, viola!  Our finished shirt extender:

As you may or may not be able to see in this pic, there is a bit of loose bunching in the top round area.  This is for the roundness of the belly.  Wink








No more cold belly! 

I did this all in about 20 mins in my pajamas last night.   Super easy and very rewarding.  I'm sure I'll make a few more of these, as the belly will be growing!

Thanks.  Congrats & good luck!   Grin


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9  Bohdi Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by AmysIntoWishin on: March 11, 2009 11:51:18 AM
I'm so super stoked, I got a great refurbished Janome sewing machine.  I've been dreaming of sewing for a looooong time.  Now that it's finally here... Tadaaa!  This is the 2nd Tote I made, a duplicate of the 1st.  (Keep one, sell one.)  When I showed the first one to my husband, he was like... "You're selling that, right?"  LOL!  We're having our first baby in the fall, I think that's his motive.   

The cell pocket in the front is made from an old, small drawstring bag and some ribbon. 


The bag itself is made from olive green canvas, lined with a 'natural' cotton.  (It has that nice natural color with a few lil specks in it.)


The strap is the greek squares that roll into eachother, and it's extra long.  Wink


The inside is nice and roomy.



It also has a secret pocket!

Thanks for looking and thanks for your comments.

Love & Light.
 Wink
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10  Wiccan Necklaces in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by AmysIntoWishin on: February 21, 2009 02:29:38 PM
Just a few pieces to share.  Blessed Be.

5 Point Star - Sterling Silver w/tarnish treatment & Onyx


Onyx Pyramid - Sterling Silver w/tarnish treatment & Onyx


Ankh w/Rose Quartz - Metal & Rose Quartz


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