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391  it's been 8 years. but i've still got it! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Belladune on: February 13, 2009 09:59:46 PM
So yeah.  Its been nearly 8 years since I've made an article of clothing.  And here I am making my Debut on the sewing boards.  *squeeee!!!!*  yes, I'm excited.

My husband and I are going to the Valentines dance here in our little town, and I thought why not spice it up and make something.  I've just found this little shop that sells cotton (it is primarily a quilters shop) And they have a really great selection.  I found these two fabrics, got home and started to drape my dress form like a mad woman so excited about the ideas flowing around my brain.  (this hasn't happened to me with such ferocity in ages, zoiks!  it was exhilarating!)

So here it is,  3 days later (and thats nights after the kids are in bed, so about 5hours in total)(not on yet, because I'm going to wait until I'm all dolled up in it at the dance Wink )


Here it is on!!
Front

back

neck detail (not on me... oops forgot to take a close up on :/)


The only thing I had problems trying to fix was the way the V in the back kinda sticks out.  But oh well, its really comfy and looks good otherwise.  Maybe i'll try to fix it later... or not.  Smiley
I decided to go with snap closure on the neck, because I found a nice necklace and earing set (cheap at walmart)  that I destroyed for the detail at the neck.  So the circle is the pendant and the diamondy thing is an earring.  It is actualy pink but the pick doesn't show that well.
Oh yeah, the dance was a bust.  Which is really sad, As it was for an organization I'm involved in, and I don't think we even broke even.   Cry  To many things at once in a small town makes for a bad dance. 



front:

Back:

Side pleated insert:


I don't know if you can really see it, but there is some topstiching over the brown in a red to match the darker red of the print.   And yes, my serger thread is a horribly off color to the rest of the shirt, but who wants to change serger thread?  not me.  And you can't see it anyway. I'm the only one that knows... and well you too now......  Anyway...  Also I'm going to be looking for a brooch that matches the whole thing to close the collar.  If I can't find anyting.... I'm still not sure what I'll use.  But I'm sure I'll think of something!

Thanks for looking!  <3


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392  Re: Be my Valentine Atloitds tin swap in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: February 10, 2009 05:09:17 PM
so I was about to hit post, then I kicked the power cord out of the wall.... Angry  ANYWAY  lets try that again....
  I recieved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you so much JUST LISA!!  its wonderful!
tin: (all 3 angles)



group:

book


Stitch markers and Bottle cap necklace


The stitch markers will come in handy, and theLip blam is cherrylicious! again thank you soooooooo much!
phew! made it to the end... Here I go pressing post.  feet well away from the power cord.

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393  Re: OMG WHAT DID I DO?!?! in Dyeing: Discussion and Questions by Belladune on: February 09, 2009 11:53:10 AM
okay. So I overdyed it with black and then just gave up on it ever looking nice.  This is what it turned into






but then I just decided to spin it, because i didn't think it would ever turn into nice roving, and it had already started to felt and I didn't want to risk anymore felting.  and amazingly it turned into this:




So I guess it wasn't a complete bust.  I will likely ply it with something dark , so the millions of colors really pop!
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394  Re: Fiber Friday Feb 6 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: February 06, 2009 11:02:01 AM
so this is what I have for this week. 

BTW  IF YOU ARE LOOKING LINDSEYCORE- CLOSE YOUR EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...unless of course you want to see what you are getting...

Everyones yarns look so yummy again this week!  I can't wait until I learn how to spin my lincoln locks so they look like your Desire, Jazzturtle! 

And those supercoils, pmpknpunk!! Man I need a class, those yarns make me drool...







Anyway, I made this for the above mentioned craftster in a personal exchange.  Its self striping, as long she makes something relatively small, which she'll have to, because its only 100 yards.  Also thats my label.  I'll be using it on all my crafty goodness I hope to be selling at craft fairs and sales coming up in the fall. 



and this is still on the bobbin, but it will be completely finished tonight:

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395  Alice in wonderland Card book with POP-UPS!!! {Img thick} in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Belladune on: February 04, 2009 04:19:10 PM
So. I made this for a swap partner.  I had this deck of cards for nearly 8 years trying to come up with the perfect thing to do with it, and then i got a swap partner who was an absolute perfect match for these.  I found some free graphics online (where don't ask, cause I don't remember) added a tiny bit of color, and got to cutting, pasting, and pop-uping. This was the end result:
(this is the 10th page  but it gives the best thumbnail image Wink  )
























Apparently I missed a pic of the first page.  But it just had a quote on it.  the one that starts with:  "If I had a world of my own..." etc. etc...

I will admit to inspiration here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=227507.0
simply for the deck of cards = book.  So thank you!  My swap partner loves it!

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396  Re: Fibre Friday - 30th January 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: January 30, 2009 06:23:50 AM
OOOH  Gorgeous yarns!  Jazzturtle, that Lost yarn is wonderful! kathleenalice, that tequila sunrise,,mm I just want to drink it up!   And MLF  I can't believe you can get 6oz on a bobbin!  I'm going to look harder at wheels next round and get me something that holds that much!  woo!  inle_rah, that blue is gorgeous!

This is the BFL roving i dyed at the beginning of the month.
 3 pics of one yarn, the first omne is of the left over amount of single I have from plying it:


And heres pic 1of2 of the plied goodness:


and here's pic 2of2 of the plied goodness, just shows the different colors


and I have more, just need the sun to come out LOL.  But who knows if my children will give me time to actually post it...
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397  Re: Bookmark Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: January 26, 2009 06:38:55 PM

I finally recieved this beauty from Franaroon today!    I love it. the idea of a magnet bookmark is brilliant!
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398  Re: Bookmark Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: January 22, 2009 06:06:10 PM
I recived two more today!!!  Can't wait to see the last!

Gossamer_gull sent me this one:

She chose my girlyness and my like of fantasy books and mushed them together wonderfully!!  I <3 it!  the mark to the left is the bookmark, and the piece to the right is a card from the stationary on which she wrote her note, and I believe the envelope was also from the stationary set.  Its pretty!

and Naggie Maggie sent me this one:
side 'a'

side 'b'

I love the paper she choose, and you can't tell in the picture, But the centers of the flowers match up with the dots on the other side, and there is a green sheet of sheer paper between so if you hold it up to the light it looks neat!

Thank you ladies!

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399  Smelly ball! (good smelly ball) in Felting: Completed Projects by Belladune on: January 20, 2009 08:28:36 PM
so I made some needle felted balls earlier (here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288178.0), and then I had the idea to stick some lavender in them.  this is what I came up with!  Its pretty, and it smells good!  So do my hands atm!


this ones just small, but I'm going to keep making these as gifts using different herbs.  and in different sizes.  find herbs that match, maybe dried flower petals...... oooh the possibilities are endless!
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400  First ever Needle felted balls! And Happy kitty! in Felting: Completed Projects by Belladune on: January 20, 2009 01:23:07 PM
I bought felting needles 3 months ago, always with the intention of using them.  I was scared until laast night, when I was oh so terribly bored, and looking for something to do.  I had made myself some felt balls in just plain white in the washing machine. earlier that day, with the intentions of giving them to my cat.  But i had a tiny bit of left over roving from what I had spun and heard those needles calling out  to me!  This is what I came up with.  I absolutely love them!
with a quarter for size:

side by side:  The middle one is supposed to look basket woven.  it does not really, but i kinda like the weirdness of it anyway!

Happy kitty!  no shes not for the cat.  maybe my mom though Cheesy


thanks for looking!
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