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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Billy Cardi on: January 19, 2011 12:18:46 PM
Great job!  Love this! 
And thanks for the link to the tutorial, I may have to try this this week. Smiley
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Fantastically Sublime Steampunk Entomology Book on: January 13, 2011 01:38:38 PM
Awesomely amazing!!  I <3 this!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Mad Hatter-esque Type Hat on: January 06, 2011 06:24:34 PM
I have a little party to attend this weekend and I'll be having to wear a "fun and/or silly hat".
...I do not own any fun and/or silly hats.
...so I turned to the internet and found a tutorial, located here: http://craft-with-confidence.blogspot.com/2010/10/mad-hatter-hat-tutorial.html.  The tutorial was amazingly easy, she was detailed enough and provided pictures for everything!

I thought it suited my needs so I got to crafting.  Hats are completely out of my comfort zone, but because the tutorial was so detailed, I had no issues at all.

Along the way I made some changes...I wanted a somewhat ruffled front to the brim, so I made it slightly bigger.
I used a purple fabric and covered it with tulle, but I didn't quilt it.  Instead, I used iron on interfacing for the sides and brim and a stiff sewable interfacing for the top.  I like the thinner interfacing on the brim, it allows me to form it however I'd like.

I definitely suggest drawing your pattern out on paper first (like the tutorial suggested)..it saved me on a few measurements!!

I chose not to duplicate the Mad Hatter's hat, but use the style as my base.

At first, I added ball chain...I'm on the fence as to whether I should keep it or not:



 And then I thought *silly*..so I put a doll I received in a creepy doll swap into the band:



Not sure...I'm thinking of going back to the ball chain.  Sorry for the quality of pictures, I only had my phone.  ..but thanks for looking!



4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Make Me a Purse Then Fill It-- Gallery on: June 22, 2010 10:51:35 AM
WOW!!!  That pink and black messenger is amazing!!  Holy-skills-that-I-don't-possess!!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Make Me a Purse Then Fill It-- Gallery on: June 21, 2010 06:18:13 AM
That little brown purse is amazing...LOVE it!!!!  Plaid one is cool too, love the plaid "set". Smiley
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Make Me a Purse Then Fill It-- Gallery on: June 17, 2010 08:24:07 AM
So glad you like it Sarah!!  I REALLY procrastinated on cutting that fabric.  I only had just a little bit and I really didn't want to mess it up!  Thanks for having an awesome 100 things about me on your blog and an awesome wist, it really helped!  Smiley 

LOVE that sling bag!!  So great! Smiley
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Make Me a Purse Then Fill It-- Gallery on: June 15, 2010 02:33:59 PM
Lovely fabrics!!!  Great pattern, LOVE the elephant!!!  Awesome package there! Smiley
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Make Me a Purse Then Fill It Swap CLOSED- Sendouts June 13 on: June 13, 2010 01:06:44 PM
PM'd the organizer and my partner!  My bag is heading off first thing tomorrow morning!!! Smiley
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Make Me a Purse Then Fill It-- Gallery on: June 13, 2010 01:05:21 PM
Love the last two bags there!!  Little gum holder is ingenious!!! Smiley  Well done!  I love seeing what everyone is getting!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Make Me a Purse Then Fill It-- Gallery on: June 08, 2010 07:38:22 AM
LOVE that little diagonal bag!!  From the shape to the pattern to the colors~!!!  SO awesome. Smiley
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