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21  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Craft along for ME- ongoing on: March 06, 2011 02:58:09 AM
that are all deadlines and I get it done. But for me - there are no deadlines so I never get to make anything for me...

Maybe you need to fake-join a swap?

Hehe, that sounds like a good idea! Thank you! Now I'm going crafting:)
22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Craft along for ME- ongoing on: February 28, 2011 01:49:00 AM
actually that is my biggest problem, swaps are easy because I have a theme and boundaries and a deadline..when it comes to things for me, i never seem to have inspiration..what do you do for inspiration???
As far as I'm concerned inspiration is not a problem: my needs are my inspiration Grin Wink. And what I like of course. My problem is the time: people have birthdays, there are hollidays, my nethew has a small operation tomorrow, my colegue is pregnant - that are all deadlines and I get it done. But for me - there are no deadlines so I never get to make anything for me...
23  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Little Mermaid nursery mural on: February 17, 2011 12:00:16 AM
Wow, this is gorgeous! I have two little girls and would LOVE to make them something like that but we live in a tiny miny apartment and all the walls are covered with furniture Tongue But when we move to a bigger place...
24  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: South Park Crew on: January 13, 2011 09:39:32 AM
I love this guys! My bf and I also love South park and I was thinking of making him something related so I'd be glad for any tip for the pattern (haven't done any amigurumi yet).
Amazing first job!
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: craftalong:post a project on every completed projects board in a year (ish!) on: January 08, 2011 04:41:13 AM
BethieB, I love your toy! I have a scroll saw on my wish list for a long time but it never comes to realisation since we have no place to put it to. Nevertheless I hope one day I'll be able to try some woodworking as well - I tried some with a big saw and I liked it - I just hate sanding - all the rest is ok:)

Edel, have you got my PMs (the thank you and the one with link to pics of pomander I made from the spices you gave me)? No need to answer I'm just affraid you didn't get it.

I'll get back to crafting soon - I'm just too tired from all the christmas crafting and the crazyness at my work lately... I'll get myself together for sure:) And post the missing two boards that are already done for exactly 1 year! Grin
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: craftalong:post a project on every completed projects board in a year (ish!) on: January 02, 2011 04:32:17 AM
I posted another toy? - sit sack - here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368597.0

I finished 23 boards (out of 40) but I have to post 2 of them (general sewing project and needlework). How are your statistics?
27  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: sit sack on: January 02, 2011 04:25:16 AM
I have to make different animals from thick felt ant put Velcro on them so he'll be able to play as planed. Until than it'll be just sit sack - but I guess that's OK since his mom wanted to buy one (luckily she didn't). I'll post the animals (pumas mostly - he loves pumas!) when I get the thick felt so I can make them (couldn't get it before - I live in a small country...)
PS: thank you on compliment on my kids - they are prefect to me, of course, but my opinion is heavily biased as I am their mom Grin.
28  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / sit sack on: January 01, 2011 07:05:45 AM
I made this sit sack for my nephew's bd. Here it's modeled by my younger dd (my favourite "male" took pics with the kids while I was busy making the cake so it's not position as it should be (it has the back part as well but they kind of squished it Wink)

 It's made from a dark blue very sturdy canvas, filled with EVERYTHING I had on hand (I ran out of Styrofoam filling, used the cut foam, fabric scraps, drier's lint,...)

The green bushes are made from fleece and have Velcro sewn on it (the dark blue lines) so that the kids will be able to attack different animals I'll make from felt to it and reposition them as they will please. I'll put pics if we visit them and photo it in action:


I hope you like it! All comments very wellcome!
29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: craftalong:post a project on every completed projects board in a year (ish!) on: January 01, 2011 06:50:32 AM
Ok, here is the list of everything that I have posted already - I have to post some stuff that I made last year (obviously Grin) but I first have to find or take pics. Than I'll post the list again and count everything, ok?

1.   Bath and Beauty: diaper cream, done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342746.msg3980618#msg3980618
- breastpads: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343694.msg3995667#msg3995667
2.   Clothing: Completed Projects: General: my "male's" shirt with long sleeves, done, I have to take pics yet
3.   Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed: breastfeeding top
4.   Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects: apron
5.   Sewing Clothes for Kids: Completed Projects: winter coat from realf sheep fur for my dd, done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342999.msg3984937#msg3984937
- diapers: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343692.msg3995654#msg3995654
- sling tutorials: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346500.msg4033543#msg4033543
6.   Shoes: Completed Projects: boots for my dds
7.   Costumes: Completed Projects: prince costume for my nethew - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361543.msg4241620#msg4241620
                                                bunny costume for my older dd - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361547.msg4241633#msg4241633
                                                penguin costume for my youngest dd - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361545.msg4241627#msg4241627
8.   Crochet: Completed Projects: fingerless gloves for my sil http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365714.msg4297786#msg4297786
9.   Spinning: Completed Projects: first try at spinning sheep rowing - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342802.msg3981572#msg3981572
10.   Weaving: Completed Projects: photo frame for my SIL - done:

11.   Felting: Completed Projects: felt worms - a project with kids - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342803.msg3981596#msg3981596
12.   Dyeing: Completed Projects: tie-dye T-shirts for my family
13.   Glass Crafts: Completed Projects: painted water jug for my dad - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343000.msg3984968#msg3984968
14.   Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General: a big slipper to hold slippers for guests
15.   Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed: ?
16.   Interior Decorating: Completed Projects: mosaic on our bathroom's wall
17.   Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects: garden tags - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361565.msg4241923#msg4241923
18.   Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects: blankets for shelter dogs
I actually made a sling for my mom's friend's dog but I don't know if that counts.
19.   Stenciling: Completed Projects: compas stencil on my dd's coat - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342995.msg3984845#msg3984845
20.   Inkjet Iron-On Transfers: Completed Projects: crocoduck on my "male's" Tshirt
21.   Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects: ?
22.   Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General: some polymer clay stuff - I made a lot of pendatns but I don't know if that counts so I put them in pc section.
23.   Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed: neckless from electro material or from natural stuff
24.   Beads: Completed Projects: lots of ideas don't know which one I'll take
25.   Knitting: Completed Projects: knitted teddy for my girls - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365716.msg4297823#msg4297823
26.   Misc Completed Projects: spindle from old cds - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342798.msg3981545#msg3981545
27.   More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works: painted rocks
28.   Needlework: Completed Projects: bumblebee and flower on my dd's puli I made for her 1. time in kindergarden - done: I have to find pics and post it.

29.   Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General: card for my friend's newborn - done:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342794.msg3981524#msg3981524
- potato-stamped giftwrap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343686.msg3995632#msg3995632
- card for new house http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365717.msg4297849#msg4297849
30.   Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed: old shoe box into a box for my dd to hold her toys in kindergarden - done:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342853.msg3982349#msg3982349
31.   Scrapbooking: Completed Projects: adorned family photo for my dd to have in kindergarden - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342796.msg3981534#msg3981534
32.   Polymer Clay: Completed Projects: critter with heart for my coworker who just got devorced - done: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340585.msg3948695#msg3948695
- snowman pin: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343683.msg3995600#msg3995600
- pendant: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343684.msg3995604#msg3995604
- teddybear, moon, cloud,... buttons: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343701.msg3995778#msg3995778
- clover for luck: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343696.msg3995729#msg3995729
- pendant http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361560.msg4241886#msg4241886
33.   Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects: giraffe and camel from airdrying clay: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361567.msg4241943#msg4241943
- man with heart for my man: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343702.msg3995796#msg3995796
34.   Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General: dog purse from OM for my dd - done:
- cat backpack for my dd: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343795.msg3997168#msg3997168
- leather bag: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343797.msg3997172#msg3997172
- linen pea pod purse: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343796.msg3997170#msg3997170
35.   Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed: net mesh bag for shower utensils - done:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342854.msg3982354#msg3982354
36.   Quilting: Completed Projects: a memory quilt for my second dd
37.   Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects: probably some machine embroidery from OM that can be done on regular machine
38.   Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects:
- mailbox for my girls: done - I have to find pics

- flowerpot toy: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343798.msg3997176#msg3997176
39.         Silk Screening: Completed Projects: I'll do it with white glue and some cheap fabric and I hope it will work
40. occasions and holidays: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343792.msg3997141#msg3997141
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilted, Embroidered wristlet & Lunch Money Pouches on: January 01, 2011 05:51:16 AM
Ahaaaa! Now I get it - thank you! The key info that I was missing was that you have a seperate piece of fabric for the backing. When I sew pouches I usually just use one piece that I fold on the bottom edge. Now it makes all the sence, thank you so much!
I have Bernina Aurora 440 QE but I don't have the embroidery unit. I chose this model because I wanted to have the option of adding an embroidery unit later (it's cheaper and takes less space if it's just one machine that does both...) So now I'm still in my "learning" fase and in a few years I hope I'll be able to try something out practically Smiley.

Tank you so much - I have never heard of something like that and I really like it! The only think that bothers me is that this way you probably use more fabric than in a normal "handmade" way (due to the fact that it has to be in the hoop).
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