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11  Re: Tiny House Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MrsBowles on: February 12, 2009 08:11:06 PM
OK...drum roll please....
and just to give even more credit where it's due, my partner, bsonlytoots, took these pictures. She has the macro thing goin' on!.
So, when we first started getting to know each other I told her about one of my favorite architects, Joseph Eichler, and what did she do but actually research the guy and design my house based on one of his designs. Can you believe this chick?
So, anyway, here are a bunch of pictures...but hey! ya got somewhere you gotta be?

approaching the front door:


Welcome!

there's an atrium just inside the entrance...you'll see.

around back:

can you see my dining room table?

the bedroom and bathroom windows:


Off with the roof!

no detail left unattended

the aforementioned atrium:


cozy master bedroom:

I already put my undies in the top drawer of the dresser

the formal dining room:

the china arrive in perfect condition

the kitchen has all the modern conveniences:



the guest room:


and the bath:


and here's a scale shot...and yes, folks, that's a 12 oz beer:


Well, g'night everybody...come back and visit real soon


Sweet dreams, bsonlytoots. And Thank You!  Kiss

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12  Tiny House Swap - Felt Interior in Felting: Completed Projects by MrsBowles on: February 10, 2009 07:21:16 AM
Greetings Felters!
I recently participated in the Tiny House Swap. I decided to create my offering in needle felting. After completing the interior, I realized that my design, a mid-century modern house, needed different materials for the exterior...but I still love the inside and decided to post here.
Hope you like it.

The Interior


Scale Shot


My partner, bsonlytoots, took much better pictures of the finished house which you can see here, if you like.
Thanks for looking  Smiley

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13  Re: Tiny House Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MrsBowles on: February 09, 2009 07:47:52 AM
You are so welcome. I loved knowing your redecorating plans ahead of time. And I'm sure the foliage was subconciously inspired by knowing you live in a tropical part of the world, too.
Your pictures turned out great. I especially love the surface on which you set it. It's the perfectly modern patio setting  Wink
I hope it shelters you for many love-filled years...and btw, the mortgage is all paid off!  Grin


If you don't mind, I think I'll throw this one up, too. I like it for the scale.
 

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14  Tea Cozy, Tea Cozy, How do I love thee? in Knitting: Completed Projects by MrsBowles on: December 30, 2008 07:51:17 PM
I think I love thee most because ye was made with nearly instant gratification.



Long, long ago I bought this beautiful yarn off the sale shelf at my LYS. Hand painted, soft, gorgeous. Only 3 balls were to be had so I thought "Oh well, I'll knit a scarf." Well, 3 balls proved to be woefully inadequate for even a scarf. Heartbroken, I tossed it into the basket where I toss such things.
...years went by...
Then one bright and beautiful day I tripped upon this fabulous post by SavageHamster
Elated! Inspired! I proclaimed "I shall have me one of these!"
I started digging through my yarn stash and came upon the long-since-abandon ball-and-a-half of my lovely aforementioned yarn. LIGHT BULB!
To the tossing-basket I went and found the abandond "scarf" still on it's lonely needle. I resumed where I had left off using a seed stitch and these funny "finger fringes" and casting off a hole in the middle for the spout:



I gathered up one side edge creating the "finger fringe pom" on top, and sewed up the ends with room for the handle, and so my cozy was complete.

She had a little modesty issue under the bottom fringe so I picked up and knitted a ribbed underskirt which helps to keep out the draft.




So tomorrow my tea will be, well ... COZY!! Grin









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15  Re: Attack of the 50 Ft. Tall Woman! (several average sized pics of GIANT woman in Halloween Costumes by MrsBowles on: November 03, 2008 06:54:24 PM
Why, thank you!  Boy, wouldn't it have been fun to have a group of giant creatures, though!  Godzilla, King Kong, Jolly Green Giant, the Stay Puff Marshmallow guy...
What a great idea. You should get a group of your friends to do all of these costumes and then take a field trip to Legoland!

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16  Vintage? Retro? New? Recon? I dont know? in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MrsBowles on: May 11, 2008 06:16:04 PM
I recently turned 50. To celebrate I took 15 of my favorite people to my favorite restaurant. It was a marvelous, surprise-filled evening. I knew I wanted to wear something memorable and unique. The ideas began to form and morph months before the actual event.
I was turning 50I was born in the 50sI had just scored, on eBay, a lot of real vintage ties from the 50s for seven dollars and (you guessed it) 50 cents. Hence, this dress was born.





I created the bodice and sleeves. The skirt and back are from Butterick 6582.
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17  Open Wound Jeans Fix in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MrsBowles on: March 04, 2008 05:39:47 PM
So my favorite jeans did what favorite jeans do:


And I promised my class that I'd do something interesting with them so...

edgy???


silly???



Yes, I know....silly.  Grin
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18  Re: Few new items and Mod dress thoughts needed..... in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MrsBowles on: February 23, 2008 08:29:14 AM
If by Mod you're thinking along these lines:
 


Then I say:
bias tape around neck? Definitely; keep pockets black with bias tape across top of each; I agree with radiationbaby, swap out lace for solid fabric, perhaps some wider single fold bias tape? and maybe add a strip horizontally under the bust, too. Make sure to hem it a few inches above the knee.

How fun just to sit here spouting off opinions  Wink
Thanks for asking...we'll be watching!
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19  Variation on "Hurry Up" dress...actually a jumper ("contraption" pic added) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MrsBowles on: February 18, 2008 04:45:04 PM
So along the lines of this dress...

This isn't actually a flannel shirt, just heavy cotton with a pretty loose weave.


Instead of using the whole sleeve and gathering it for the bodice, I just used half and kept it flat:


I liked it this way but then got obsessed (in the middle of the night, as usual) with getting some blue onto it...don't ask me why, but I like it Smiley


The ruffle on the bottom is attached and the way I made it go up the front, I think, truly qualifies as a contraption! I probably should have just made a separate skirt. Oh well.
The contraption:
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20  Biker Babe Shirt in Needlework: Completed Projects by MrsBowles on: February 17, 2008 09:38:31 AM
My husband has been riding motorcycles for about 40 years. Last year I surprised him and learned how to ride myself. He was ecstatic Shocked He told me that he wanted to get a tee shirt printed with the sentiment expressed on the shirt below. (the B-word being the understood term among bikers for the person who rides on the back).

Well, I did him one better! My daughter took a few pictures of me on my bike and I blew them up on a photocopier. Then I drew over the copy with an iron-on transfer pencil (with a few enhancements) and transfered my design to muslin. After I finished embroidering I used Wonder Under and a zig-zag stitch to put it on to a nice black shirt. I gave it to him for Christmas and he absolutely loves it.

I had so much fun doing the embroidery. It had been years since I'd done any. What a wonderfully satisfying craft! Glad I have a place to share cuz I'm pretty darn proud of it Grin


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