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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Beginner Inchies - Japan and Crafting on: June 13, 2012 05:44:56 PM
Hello everyone!
I have just discovered the joy of making inchies and I've fallen in love with them! I really want to continue and do more with different techniques.

Anyways. These were my first inchies done purposely for a swap. I did 12 that were Japan inspired (The pattern one didn't come out great, and I was also running out of ideas! :S ) and an extra 3 that were crafting related but in humouristic/kawaii way Tongue

I'd love to hear comments, suggestions, etc... Smiley
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / First feltie: Totoro! on: April 22, 2012 05:15:14 PM
Probably one of the best films of all time. I've always wanted to make one of these and now I have! Started as an "apliqué" project but I later decided he deserved 3D-ness.

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Saturday Stitching... on: April 13, 2012 03:22:38 AM
I've been a member for soooooo long but I've never really shared any projects I've done, because to be perfectly honest, I am the queen of procrastination and I never finish anything; and as not to dissatisfy, this isn't 100% complete either because I plan to have it go from random appliqué on random item of clothing I haven't yet identified, to a small plushie type stuffed toy and ...alas, he is still waiting for his other half (literally).

Anywho... This is my rendition to Totoro. Roll Eyes
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My First Dress Attempt... Ever ! Link to tute on: February 23, 2008 05:55:36 PM
Okies so I've never ever made a dress in my life, not for myself, not for a child, not even for a doll or Barbie; but i came across this tute and I just had to try one for my cousins 1 year old daughter...Tiny Happy's Tute here: http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2007/09/wrap-dress-patt.html

She made it look so easy, I just took the idea and sort of skimmed the text and winged it. No actual measurements, just a very general idea of what a 1 year old should measure (and the help of one of my son's old 1yr-old tees). It was all okay up until I tried to put ribbon on the armholes... I ended up cutting off ruffle sleeves from an old sleeping gown and adding them.. They have very light purple polka dots that match the ribboning, and then I made a ribbon flower with a button centre to cover up some of the stitching on the front.. I'm pretty happy with results, but having no sewing experience whatsoever (I jus woke up one day about 1 1/2 months ago and bought a sewing machine on the net), I've realized that I really need to learno how to make my seams pretty and my cuts clean,... and in general, I need to clean up the details. :S Comments please and tips also!

There were a few problems later though, it kinda slouches and opens in front, a button or something will have to be added... any tips?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Noob question: Waistband fabrics? on: February 13, 2008 12:53:27 PM
Hi there talented people. Sorry to bother with such a newbie question, I really am new to sewing and i need a few suggestions/advice on fabrics that are good for waistband.. See I'm making recon sleeve pants for my little boy and they are coming along pretty nice but i dont know what type of material (hopefully something i can get from another tshirt, pants...etc) is best for the waistband part... Any tips? Undecided

P.s: The t-shirt i'm using for the pants doesn't actually have any ribbing on it.. so that doesn't help...

all answers much appreciated!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Cat suite out of an old hoodie on: February 08, 2008 06:59:05 PM
Hello all you crafty, creative and ever so inspiring people.. I've just signed up because i love the stuff you all do and i really want to learn! Anyways, seeing that i feel i'm just soaking up so many ideas and not contributing any, here are some picks of a costume i made for my baby boy for Halloween.. As i had no idea of the existence of Crafsters back then (and believe me it would have been so much easier to come up with ideas if i had), there aren't any pics of the actual process but i'll try to explain. This is the costume:

The kitty suite is made of an old hoodie i had lying around, apart from that i used an old white shirt (for the white parts-tail tip and tummy), some newspaper (for stuffing the tail (other stuffings just wouldn't do because they were either or heavy or didn't keep the shape), a piece of wire (to put inside the tail), an old pantyhose (for more breathable arms), thread and needle.

The bottom part (its a 2 piece for easy nappy changing) is made from the arms of the original hoodie, the top cutout from the original hoodie, taking in the sides a bit, and the tail, taken form the bottom edge of the original hoodie, sewing it into a llong tube with the end sewed off in a curve, then placed the wire and stuffed newspaper with a stick. (Seal shut outside the suite!)Then the top part (body) is sewn shut at the sides and i added two sleeves with thumb holes (made from black panty-hose) on top of the hood two slits to fit in a triangle of black fabric that makes up the ears.. Volia, easy cheap kitty suite! I hope you like! I'll try to make a diagram of where each part came from. Comments please!
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