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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / What mats to use? on: September 15, 2008 01:16:03 PM
So I have been racking my brain on what to make for my husband for Christmas this year and I have decided that I wanted to make him Dwight and Jim dolls from the American version of "The Office."  I was thinking that felt would be super easy to work with but I want to kind of keep them simple.  I'm a pretty good when it comes to sewing and figuring things out but the only fabrics I have really worked with are denim, cotton, fleece and a little bit of felt (not much). 

So what would you suggest to use to construct these dolls and capture the essence of the characters but keep them simple?

Please and thank you!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Dog Kennel Mats-Need some help with fabrics on: August 27, 2008 05:55:25 PM
Evening Ladies and Gents-

My MIL has decided that she wants me to make her a couple of kennel mats for 2 of her pups that will be attending obedience school in the next couple of weeks. 

They are Aussie Shepherds, so I need some ideas on some fabrics that will keep them cool but last though washings and wear. 

I'm thinking for the filling I'm going to use 2" foam to give a nice pad.

Anyone have any suggestions, please and thank you very much!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My Little Monsters Christmas Dress *~Picture Heavy~* on: December 16, 2007 10:05:54 AM
Short, sweet and to the point I use a Simplicity pattern 3856 for this dress.  I'm in love with the argile fabric as it jumped out and tried to trip me at the fabric store. 

This is my first clothing construction project and it took me 2 nights (after the monster was alseep).  It's not perfect-the argile pattern doesn't match perfectly at the seams...but hey it adds character!  I'm super proud of this...I know it's just a dress but I made it!   Grin

 





She has a red long sleeve shirt that she will wear underneath for warmth and comfort as the fabric is new cotton and maybe a little itchy.  Thanks for looking!  Smiley
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Polka Dot Goodness *Pic Hvy* on: December 05, 2007 07:38:47 AM
Hey Guys and Gals!  I'm fairly new to sewing so please go easy on meh.  This is a purse that I did for older niece for Christmas.  I used a magnetic button for closure and the inside is just basic and lined. 






This was before I attached the heart but I used a d-ring on the handle to do something a little different.

Thanks for looking!  Any comments or criticism is always welcome.

The tut that I used was http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0 the basic jordy bag.  I modified it a bit to my own specs but this bag was my insparation.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Dinos and Monkeys on blankets oh my! Pic Heavy! on: December 05, 2007 07:30:52 AM
I hope that this is an ok place for me to post these.  If not, I'm very sorry and please feel free to move them. 

For Christmas this year I did some crafting for the people I thought would truly appreciate it.  Here are a couple of blankets that I did for my niece and little brother.  They are both fleece tie blankets.

The applique is all done with my basic machine (a really basic machine that the lady at the craft store cursed!) that has 2 stitch functions, straight and zigzag.  To apply them I pinned them in place, shortened my stitch length to 1 and took my time around to apply them to the blankets.

This is the one for my niece. 









This is the one for my little brother. He's only 6 months old so his is more for a floor play mat I suppose.







Thanks for much for looking.  Any comments and criticism are appreciated.
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Any advice on pinking shears? on: December 01, 2007 05:55:01 AM
Hi Ladies!

I'm still a noob compared to all your wonderful talent.  I wanted to get a set of pinking shears but don't really know what brands rock!  I want something that is easy to move and doesn't require 5 people to open and close them. 

So let me know!  Why do you love your pinking shears?

Thanks so much!
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