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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / stone butterfly on: December 13, 2008 08:47:34 AM
I picked up a windchime from an estate sale two years ago. It had a bunch of stone butterflies and made a kinda clunky sound. I'm not really into windchimes but I liked the look of the butterflies, so I got it (for 50 cents) and tossed it in my stash. Well I finally got around to using it. I just cut the butterflies off and strung one on some plastic tubing I had left over.



I like it. I think I may make some more, I have 12 more butterflies to use.

Comments always welcome.
Thanks for looking!
12  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Obama o' Lantern on: October 18, 2008 09:20:49 AM
And here I was thinking I was clever for thinking up an Obama pumpkin.
Thanks for the link!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / matchy-matchy on: July 26, 2008 09:42:48 PM
I saw the skirt kot posted here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257925.0 and had to try it. When it was finished of course Anabel wanted to wear it right away. The only problem, she didn't have any shirts to go with it. I used one of her tank tops as a pattern and made one from the same material as the skirt. The shirt seemed like it needed something so I went through my stash of patches and found this cute little kitten. I usually don't like matchy-matchy outfits, but I really like this one and so does Bel.







Here's a close up of the kitty patch, I think it's from "Dritz".



Thanks for looking!
Comments are always welcome!
14  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: I made a twirly skirt!!! on: July 26, 2008 10:10:46 AM
Awesome, I like you fabric choices. I just made one of these yesterday Grin
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: new pillow for bathroom chair on: July 25, 2008 12:05:07 PM
Cute! I LOVE the material you used. It looks great!
16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Twirly twirl :) on: July 18, 2008 07:47:18 AM
It's beautiful! I love the fabric. Your puppet is adorable! Thanks for the link.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Two-seam Punk Rock Baby Skirt on: July 16, 2008 02:08:04 PM
Cute skirt! ADORABLE baby!
18  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / patchwork scrap shirt *with tutorial* on: July 16, 2008 02:04:16 PM
I posted this shirt ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257364.0 )
I just finished and was asked to make a tut, so here it goes. This is my first sewing tut so if you have any questions feel free to ask and I'll try to answer. Also, please note that all measurements are approximate as I can not find a tape measure to save my life. (My daughter LOVES to "measure" everything and it's hard to find my tape measures after she gets a hold of them)



-First you need to decide how long you want your shirt to be, then add 2 1/2 inches. This will be your length, mine was 15 inches

-Then measure your chest and add 9 inches to allow the shirt to overlap in the back. Divide this measurement into the number of strips you would like to use. I used eleven 3 inch strips. I recommend an odd number of strips cause it gives you a center strip in the front.

-Sew your strips together vertically, you should get something like this:
(I made mine from 3x5 inch patches sewn together to get 3x15 inch strips.)



-Cut a piece of material the same size as the front of you shirt. This will be your lining. Sew the front to the lining (right sides together) on three sides leaving the top open. It should look like this:



-Turn your shirt right side out, fold top over 1 inch and press, like this:



-Fold top over again and attach straps where you would like them to be. I used rick-rack on this one, last time I used quilt basting. Be sure the strap is all the way under you fold for extra strength, like so:



-Sew two seams one along the top and another across the bottom of the fold over like this:



-Next you need to make four button holes. You want one at either corner and two more at the points where they overlap.(If this doesn't make sense, I'm sorry!keep reading to the end it may make more sense when you see how it fastens)

-Now all that's left to do is sew the buttons onto your straps. I like to leave the straps a little long so I can adjust the buttons as she grows. Your left with a rectangle with two straps and four button holes like this:



-To fasten this shirt you put the buttons through the holes on one side, like this:
(I like to have the straps cross in the back)



-Then fold the second half over and button again like this:




That's it you're all done. Hopefully you end up with something like this:







Comments are always welcome!
Thanks for looking!
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plaid Fun on: July 15, 2008 01:29:18 PM
I LOVE this material! Nicely done!
20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Guitar t-shirt for my rock star! on: July 15, 2008 01:09:24 PM
I ahd tried tot hink of ways to make the tuning knobs and all that jazz but decided to go for a more simply design.... since i always try and overdo stuff, and usually i end up messing it up.

I think it look awesome just the way it is! Nicely done!
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