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1  Bee Bulletin Board in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by ymer on: May 14, 2009 04:23:16 PM
We moved recently (okay like 6 months ago) and I have slowly put together my craft area again.  Last week I realized I hadn't put up my bulletin board, but in a fit of 'starting anew', I took everything off of it to reveal... a very boring brown cork board. 

Since it usually takes me some time to fill my bulletin board, I thought I would do something to the background to make it more interesting to look at while it remains blank.  But what to do?  Cover with fabric?  No...

Paint it! 



The background and the bees are metallic, which does not photograph very well at all.

Before/during shot (with my cat Morris getting in the way):

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2  Leaf Clutch! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ymer on: February 10, 2009 02:27:16 PM
Some of you might have heard about the Sewing With Nature ( http://craftzine.com/sewingwithnature/ ) Contest that was held throughout January.  The results haven't been posted yet, but the contest is closed and I can post the bag I made!!! 

It took me a long time to come up with something to do, but then the answer was clear - a clutch!  In the shape of a leaf, specifically.  Because I am completely bollocks at making my own patterns, it took a long time to put together.  Cheesy  But I finally completed it!  I may post a tutorial if anyone is interested Smiley



For size:


Inside:


It is lined, and the 'stem' of the leaf acts as a zipper.  It also has beaded dew drops, which unfortunately are hard to see in these pictures Sad  But they're there! 

Hope you enjoy it!  I probably won't win the contest or even get a runner up, but it was a lot of fun and I like my little clutch Smiley




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3  De-Matronizing a Sweater HALP in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by ymer on: August 22, 2008 08:09:51 PM
A Christmas or two ago I received this very matronly looking white sweater from my grandmother.  Of course I instantly thought of everything I could do to it, and then left it alone for going on two years... anyway, I'm still really unsure, so I thought I'd ask you guys!  How can I destroy this. 

Apologies in advance for the... er... 'chill' I seem to have caught.  It does show I suppose how thick the sweater is.  (You can see my nipples  Lips sealed)


I divided by zero.




Thoughts?

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4  Organ Pillow in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by ymer on: July 14, 2008 07:53:01 PM


I bought the organ patterns from Sublime Stitching!  Really great.  I made a pillow for a friend.  Note the Re-Animator references.

Front:




Back:


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5  "Blood-stained" Apron in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ymer on: June 27, 2008 08:04:19 PM


It's a friend's birthday gift.  I'm nervous about any 'home-made' gifts, but hopefully she'll like it! 

Looking at the picture I realize I need to iron that bugger.   Lips sealed
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6  Throw Pillow!!!!1!!one in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by ymer on: June 14, 2008 02:13:56 PM
I made a throw pillow for a friend... the first of three.  Her birthday is coming up. 

Front:

It has some simple embroidery, but since it is 90% PILLOW I thought it belonged in this category.   Cheesy

Back:


Hope she likes it! 
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7  Lala~ Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ymer on: May 27, 2008 01:29:49 PM
A friend and I are doing doing a 'bag exchange' where we each make each other a bag and mail them off.  I tried to make her's big enough to suit a laptop, but I didn't make a big enough seam allowance - woops!  I wanted to make the bag extra sturdy to hold a weighty laptop, so I used a french seam for the bottom of the bag... only now the bag isn't even big enough to fit a laptop.  Irony! 







It's about 98% finished.  I was too excited to take pictures to cut off the loose threads  Cheesy 

There is a pocket in the front, though it looks almost invisible. 
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8  Rainbow Scarf! A couple seasons late in Crochet: Completed Projects by ymer on: May 21, 2008 04:58:19 PM
I bought a skein each of green and blue yarn at a garage sale and came home to realize I had the rainbow colors.   Cheesy  This is what happened.  And then it needed "clouds" on the ends, so I used this glimmery eyelash yarn for the fringe. 



Sorry there aren't any more pictures!  It's hard to get a good shot of the length, but tied around my neck it reaches the top of my hips.  It's a scarf.  It does scarf-like things. 

What do you think?   Kiss
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9  I <3 BEES in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ymer on: May 05, 2008 07:54:38 PM
I needed a new tote for work, and after finding some BEE fabric, I had to make a bag out of it.  Simple, but sturdy and it holds so much. 

Bag front:


Bag back:


Bag filled with crap:


The bottom black part, with embroidery, also serves as a pocket. 
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10  The Resin-ing (1st time) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by ymer on: January 23, 2008 07:53:12 PM
I finally got off my arse and bought some resin!  Yay!  I didn't know what to do with it, though... well I had lots of ideas, but since it was my first time I decided to just play around with it.  I bought some green dye as well, and made a few tiny solid molds (which are boring, so I won't show those  Cheesy).  I also made this: 





I think it's pretty cool for my first time!  I chiseled at the edges because there was a small bit of resin build up (I put the buttons in upside-down... woops!), but I kind of dig it. 

Now then... what do I do with it?  Cheesy 
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