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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Barbie's New Wardrobe (pic chubby) on: July 01, 2010 01:10:47 PM
My favorites are the pants in the casual set and shrug with the fancy dress.  Nice job!  I'm toying with the idea of making clothes for my daughters' Barbies, but I'm scared of the itty bitty scale. 
22  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Bandana Pants on: June 12, 2010 05:54:44 PM
Very cute!  Thanks for sharing.
23  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Cupcake Dress on: May 24, 2010 04:58:27 PM
Adorable!  I have a weakness for anything cupcake.  I'm so impressed that you made up the design yourself. 
24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Matroyshka Dolls Crochet Roll on: May 24, 2010 04:53:24 PM
Nice job!
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Reversible Bunting on: May 15, 2010 05:45:45 PM
Congratulations on the new crafting space!  That is some collection of cool fabric for just being thrift store linens. 
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mini Shelf Decor on: May 15, 2010 05:35:31 PM
I love the way this looks together.  Amazing results with the twine. 
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / roman shades from mini blinds on: April 29, 2010 07:46:03 AM
We're redecorating our living room and dining room and will be replacing the ugly old mini blinds with flat roman shades.  I saw this tutorial at http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/2009/02/make-shades-out-of-mini-blinds.html for making roman shades out of mini blinds, and I thought this would be an easy way for me to make the new shades.  Unfortunately my husband also had some strong opinions about how this should be done.
1) He doesn't want the back to be unlined.  (I'm on board with this one since the windows face the front porch.)  
2)  He doesn't want sloppy folds, and he was worried that the blind slats would not give enough weight to make the shade fold nicely.  

I can sew, so I decided I could sew a lining and the front fabric together before hanging it.  Adding dowels seemed a little more tricky.   I decided to just sew a shade the "normal" way using Wrights roman shade tube tape that I bought at JoAnn (directions here: http://www.wrights.com/wrights/class/homedec/romanshade/romanshade.htm).  Per the directions, I put the first row of tape 2 inches from the bottom of the shade and then every 8 inches.  For hanging, I decided to still use the mini blind hardware to save me the step of making that part.  I cut the ladder string on the mini blinds and removed all the slats, leaving just the header and the cord.  Once I had sewn my fabric, I ran the mini blind cord through the cord loops on the tube tape and inserted wooden dowels through the tape for weight.  It pulls up okay, but going down is not very smooth.  The last fold gets caught (last row of tape and second to last row of tape) and won't come down unless I physically pull it.  I've tried it with and without a weight in the bottom and the same thing happens.  Any ideas?


(That's just a black bead I used to tie a knot in the cord at the bottom.  All of the pull is on that tiny little loop on the tape.  I can't believe that will really hold up over time.)  
28  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Skirts for baby, headbands, and baby sling... on: April 26, 2010 07:25:30 PM
I have to agree about the first one - it just doesn't look quite right and would probably be better as two pieces.  The skirt fabric is super cute!
29  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: bugs bugs bugs on: April 26, 2010 07:13:56 PM
Very cute and an ingenious way to re-use. 
30  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Mini Boden homage/ripoff! on: April 13, 2010 08:15:08 PM
That's some cute fabric.  Good job!
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