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31  Re: Craft This Tote Round 2! Sign up thru 1/7/12 (or when we reach 40) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by onegroovyday on: January 04, 2012 04:33:56 AM
 with all the practice bag talk, I had to get in on the action as well...... here are the two I made lastnight, one with an applique just to see what it would look like on the other side..... I wanted to use up some scraps, so they are a little scrappy, but the pattern is the same... actually the handles on the green and white one are a little bit longer..... I guess I really wanted to do the french seam thing....



here is a close up of both sides of the applique, I sewed the middle of the flower on before sewing it on to the bag (less to show on the inside of the bag) ..... I think it turned out just fine without the bag being lined



and another view, just because



yea! for practice bags.... I think I am going to keep the green and white one and give the other one to a coworker
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32  Re: Fabric Jewelry Swap GALLERY! Send by 12/15 in The Swap Gallery by onegroovyday on: December 27, 2011 02:48:09 AM
I got a wonderful package from Sharalee on Christmas eve, and now with all of my company gone I finally have time to post all of the wonderful goodies....
first these two, yes two!! gorgeous bracelets... I just love the colors

and a pouch to match... the added charm is absolutely amazing

here are the two, yes, again, two pins

the little girl, is made out of pantyhose, how CUTE!!

a few extras... candy, a pen, a stickynote holder... and the beautiful handmade card


thanks for everything Shari, it was a blast swapping with you!!
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33  odd scraps...to happy scrappy hatty in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by onegroovyday on: December 14, 2011 08:18:17 PM
I made this hat a few months ago for rlynn, actually her daughter, in the Pinterest Swap... rlynn had a "scrappy" hat, made out of t-shirts pinned for her... I took this idea and ran with it... 99% of this hat is made from recycled/reclaimed items ... I tried to tie in some of her daughters favorite themes... It was one of those projects that when I started I had NO IDEA where I was going with it or what the end result was going to be.....I'm pretty happy with the way it came out, and it is definitely a one of a kind....



here are some up close shots of the embroidery, applique, and other do-dads that found their way onto this hat

the ear flaps.... the little blue bird is the one thing that i actually cut from a piece of fabric... and the "life is good" dude... the original t-shirt was trashed a long time ago, but I couldn't just throw him out


a rainbow and a pirate... the pirate also has a little treasure map embroidered around it, with a palmtree and island... and ofcourse the "X" to mark the spot ..both made from scraps of old sweatshirts


and I couldn't resist elephants and batman..... again, scraps from an old sweatshit... and the elephant is a felted sweater


robot and owl...


thanks for looking!!
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34  Re: Fabric Jewelry Swap GALLERY! Send by 12/15 in The Swap Gallery by onegroovyday on: December 08, 2011 05:39:26 PM
sharalee... so glad you like everything.... here are some close ups that I took before I sent

the two bracelets


the flower pins


the ring


the little colied bowl


and here are the two braided braceletsI made, with one of the pictures showing how it hooks together
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35  Fab Fabric Rings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by onegroovyday on: November 21, 2011 06:19:13 PM
I just signed up for the FABRIC JEWELRY SWAP http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395855.0   and thought while I was waiting for partner day I would try making some fabric rings.....here is what I came up with....









I started off by machine sewing the strips of fabric... start with the strips double the length that you will need so that you don't have the starting and ending of the thread showing on the finished ring.. because the strips are so skinny, the feed dogs had a hard time .... By the second one i realized that it helped if I left enough behind the foot to hold on to and pull it a little if it wasn't feeding itself ......I then trimmed them to the size I needed and used fabric glue... after the glue dried I added the embellishments....I think the next time I would do all the little detail before i glued them.....I did a blanket stitch around 2 of them to reinforce the ends I had glued... and the other ones I used invisible thread to sew the ends together.

I think that my favorite is the green one with the little bead flower ....

thanks for looking!!!
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36  Re: Fabric Jewelry Swap; sign-ups thru 11/26 at 11am EST, send by 12/15 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by onegroovyday on: November 21, 2011 04:39:49 PM
ok... as promised... here are the fabric rings that I made the other night...... I am going to post more pictures on the Jewelry board ... will let you guys know when I do

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37  Re: Fabric Jewelry in New Swap Theme Ideas by onegroovyday on: November 19, 2011 01:17:04 PM
Leslie and Susan.... IM FOLLOWING YOUUUUUUUU GUYS!!!.... this is an awesome idea!!.... im typically not a big jewelry person... BUT I HAVE A LHH CUFF and I havent taken it off since I got it.... tons and tons of compliments on it too..... and the fabric bands are TOTALLY ME (already pinned them).... going to go try it out after I post this.. Grin... so I guess there is enough stuff out there for me!!.... I love making little stuff, I just dont wear it as much as i make it!!

made these a while back...

love making them... its just not me to wear them....
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38  Re: Scrap Happy Patchwork Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by onegroovyday on: November 16, 2011 06:38:27 PM
are you guys all ready to wish you were me, or at least have gotten the package I got from Leslieshappyheart.... it seriously ROCKS... love it all!!

first up, the one thing I actually knew about.....throw pillows...



and look how well they match everything else..... it was like Leslie was sitting on my couch when she picked out the fabric



my dog approves as well



and some close up shots of the scrappy goodness



a wonderful mug rug, which I can never have enough of.... not sure if I am going to use it under my french press or on the table next to the chair I sit in when doing those sit down projects



and the back is as awesome as the front



and as if that wasn't enough.... look at the amazing needle book



wait, wait, wait ....there is still more

i collect mini bumperstickers, and when I found out that Leslies daughter goes to school right where I used to live.... well, had to have to see if she would send me some.....and ya gotta love my button.... GET EXCITED AND MAKE STUFF.. the story of my life!!



nope that's not everything yet!!!..... I commented on how much I liked the bracelet that Leslie made for wendiek.... and I got my own... and it FITS!!!!!... LIFE IS GOOD.... best way to look at life.... the grass is NEVER greener on the other side....



Leslie... you spoiled me ROTTEN.... i am so happy we were partners.... everything is perfect, wonderful, amazing, and the colors you picked are THE BEST.... thankyou so so so so so much.... I just hope you like what I have made for you half as much as I love what you created for me....

I guess I should go PM you  and let you know i got it... I was just so happy with everything that I had to share with all of our fellow scrappers first...

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39  A rainbow twirleeeeee dress...picture heavy!! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by onegroovyday on: November 14, 2011 04:55:48 PM
I haven't posted many projects in the past few months and figured I would take some time and share a few of the things I have done...

I made this rainbow twirly dress for pjherbert's darling GD a few months ago....it took a while,OK maybe a LONG while, but totally worth it.....100 or so 3x3 squares out of 75 or so different fabrics....and believe it or not... had it all in my stash!!!





close ups of some of the detail



was quite happy with the way buttons matched, and to think I already had them as well



all of the seams were serged after sewing it together



and a few other action shots... my little model had a blast running around in her twirly rainbow dress...







thanks for looking!!!....
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40  holda hoopla in Needlework: Completed Projects by onegroovyday on: November 08, 2011 03:08:29 AM
I made this travel embroidery case for limeriot awhile ago and thought I would finally sit down and share...... I'm really not sure if this is where it belongs...BUT.....It holds needlework, and has needlework on it..... so here it is...



the front... there are straps that button to close it as well as a handle to carry it



detail of the embroidered monogrammed "m" in the middle of a Dresden plate quilt pattern



and some details of the inside


a pocket that will hold up to an eight inch hoop


and attached needle book and a strap to hold scissors


tabs to hold floss as well as an extra zipper pocket for whatever

thanks for looking!!
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