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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Back pocket wallet on: June 27, 2008 11:37:08 AM
Made this wallet based on this: http://blissfulbyquenna.blogspot.com/2006/10/whiplash-accessories-entry-mini-wallet.html,
but to suit my needs. 

Sometimes all I need to carry is my driver's license, some cash and some credit cards.  And I don't like to carry them loose in my pocket so I needed something small and not too bulky to carry around in my back pocket or skirt pocket.

It is made out of oilcloth and is about 2.75 x 4 inches with a pearl snap closure.




and not that I wanted to show you my behind but to show how nicely it fits in my back pocket.  I did pull it out a bit so you could see it was actually in there (and the tag looks backwards cause it's my reflection in the mirror):

Thanks for looking (at my wallet, not my behind).    Grin
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / fabric postcard on: June 24, 2008 02:59:35 PM
I didn't see a 'general' sewing area in which to post so I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong place. 

I got some decorative threads to play around with so I decided to try play and with them in small doses. 

This is a finished fabric postcard with some leftover fabric pieces I had and embellished with decorative threads. 

I played with some free motion stitching which does not come easy to me yet.  The bottom left hand corner is supposed to say "Come over and play" in a kind of circular motion.  I was planning on sending this postcard to my friend who has two boys who usually like to come over and play in the yard.  Cheesy

This is the front:

Here is a detail:

And another of the words:

And the back, which, because I used white cotton instead of my darker muslin shows the 'backside' of the thread but I think I kind of like that they show through a little bit and I guess they won't show as much once I write the message:

Thanks for looking.  Wink
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / poker night necklace on: April 27, 2008 10:58:54 AM
I haven't used the shrinky dinks since I was the craft leader at summer day camp so many years ago!  I forgot how fun it is to just stand there and watch it curl and unfold.

Anyhow, I made this necklace as a gift for my neighbor, for her poker nights.   Cheesy

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Little dress for my niece using McCall's pattern 4006 on: April 27, 2008 10:31:00 AM
So this is my first 'completed project' post!  Smiley  I made this dress for my 1 and a half year old niece but I haven't been over to visit her recently so I don't know if it will fit her.

The pattern was so super easy that I'm glad I didn't pay the full price for it.

dress front:

dress back:

pocket detail (I used blue thread to match the flowers and to contrast the pocket a little):

I made my own bias tape out of the same fabric because I didn't have the right color of ready made bias tape on hand and I'm so glad that I did.   Grin  Here's a detail of it on the armhole:

Any comments/critiques welcomed!  Thanks for looking.   Wink

p.s.  I got the fabric at my local Joanns in their tiny 'juvenile apparel' fabric section.  This is what the selvage states:  "Social Butterfly" 2007 Designed by Janet G. Gossard for Fabrics by Spectrix.    Smiley
5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Another newbie :) on: March 27, 2008 12:47:26 PM
I'm a Kindergarten teacher who is relatively new to sewing and the crafting community and I am loving it! I remember knitting and crafting with my grandma growing up in the 70's and am glad to have gotten back to it.

I am also an auntie and most, if not all, of the items I make I've first made for my nephew and niece.  I like working with my hands and take the time and effort to do quality work using the best materials I can find. All my work is done in a smoke and pet free studio.

I hope to be inspired here within the Crafster Community as well as return the favor.    Wink
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