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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / please don't laugh Sillyquestion on: January 22, 2009 12:45:11 PM
OK I was concentating sooooo hard on making a perfect hem for a 84" pillowcase when in my fervor i pulled the backstitch handle a wee bit too hard.
 Yup the dang thing came off right in my hand!

Now for the silly question? How do i backstitch now? I don't have $100 to take it in for repair so can i just turn fabric back and sew in opposite direction Or does the machine do some kind of fancy hidden thing when you push the backstitch handle magically keeping your stitches from unraveling and leaving your kids naked in public.  Grin
U can stop laughing at me now

I've only been sewing less than 1 year  Wink
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Too many t-shirt + not enough pants = Tshirt Dresses on: January 18, 2009 11:50:19 AM
OK My girls are growing like weeds and somehow have outgrown most of their pants. Now what's a mom to do.I could and probably will add length to some of their jeans but since their shirt collection also seems to be growing I decided to make some quick dresses . What do you guys think?

Super twirly action shot

Impossible to keep her still!!!

Last shot of daddy's girls  Grin
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Doll Accesories on: January 05, 2009 10:52:14 AM
My daughter will be getting a My twinn doll for her birthday next month from her grandparents. The doll itself is ridiculously expensive so just imagine what accesories go for. I am looking for free or cheap patterns for 23 inch dolls. All the patterns I'v estumbled across are for the 18 inch dolls and although I imagine one could just increase hem on some patterns( Right?) I want at least the first outfits to fit the doll (hard cause I won't have it to measure against  Undecided )These can be either sewn or crocheted. Also if anyone knows a website  with  ideas on making a wardrobe trunk for doll or if you can think of I would love to hear it.
I would love to have several outfits and accesories for her to open along with the doll.
Any swaps would be welcome too  Grin
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Baclava Balaclava Balaclava... However it's spelled Cute hat Ahead!!! on: January 04, 2009 05:29:05 PM
Made sugar booger more than a dozen hats to keep her little head warm in this nippy weather.Unfortunately they don't stay on for very long before she rips them off her head usually outside right before meeting some nice old woman who will always stop to scold me:
"you really should put a hat on that baby She'll catch a cold you know..." Tongue
So went online to find solution and found balclavas (never get that right Undecided)
But all the patterns I found were knitted. Since I have an agreement with hubby never to pick knitting needles again due to mysterious holes in couch arms   ::)I went on to draft my very first pattern . Woohoo So for those who are still reading this long winded intro I present my crochet version of a balacavla hat!

photoshopped myself out of pic  Grin
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / oatmeal purse on: December 10, 2008 10:18:32 AM
I got this idea from a fellow craftster on recycling board and gave it a try using my fabric scrap stash. I was thinking of giving it to a little girl for christmas but think it looks too mature. Don't all little girls like pink? Undecided  Maybe I'll fill it with hair goodies and a brush for someone on my tween list.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Suedecloth? on: November 05, 2008 01:21:30 PM
I picked up 3 yrds in beautiful native american print and want to make dress.
Unfortunately I am at a loss how to sew it. It feels heavier than cotton but no heavy like denim. Would it hang better with as peasant shape top or a more structured pattern? Does it need to be hemmed? Its so nice I really don't want to mess this up  Embarrassed
Maybe I'll just save to my staff indefinetely but I thought they'd look great for fall dresses *sigh*
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Swap misfortune on: November 05, 2008 09:27:39 AM
Yes another crayon roll  Grin
I made it for a swap and recipient diappeared so i'm not exactly sure where it is  Huh
Anyways i missed ut on any feedback to see if the child liked it.  I was so proud i had found accesories to match.

So what'cha guys think?
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / finished projects wrong size on: October 03, 2008 12:09:27 PM
 I was just thinking of a swap where you could put stuff that ended up too small too big etc..( or is this my specialty? Roll Eyes )
Maybe it could be like an ongoing chain type of swap where you post pics and sizes of finished objects.
Is there something like this somewhere that I've missed? Let me know if there is.
Just a thought 
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Tshirt meets peasant baseball jersey HUH? on: September 25, 2008 07:44:19 AM
Well I wanted to try a couple of tutes but was afraid of messing up REAL fabric. So I cut up some tshirts and Voila!!
Peasant shirt  tute meets rookie mom easy pants tute.

I used the original neck band on tshirt for waistband and cut sleeves for existing sleeves so NO HEMMING!!!
I actually didn't think they would come out so nice so I didn't think of color combination. Hubby keeps telling me it looks like a baseball jersey. But I'm too proud of myself to care and maybe i'll learn to applique so I can put a flower or something on it to girlie it up a little.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Outgrown Handmade Outfits on: August 15, 2008 05:43:55 PM
Hi Just wanted to know what you guys do with your outgrown kiddies outfits? Do most of you hand them down or sell, recon etc... Just curious..
(Or is this just a thinly veiled attempt to get my hands on the luscious outfits I've seen posted and have no hope of recreating myself?)
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