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1  Permanent Task Organizer in Completed Projects by CarlieJoe on: August 01, 2016 05:40:01 AM
School year is starting this week, and I will have my very fist own 5th grade. To get them organized, I made this:

Except for the pegs I didn't have to buy anything and didn't have to laminate anything. Plastic avoided!
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2  Whale for future marine biologist in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by CarlieJoe on: July 15, 2016 02:19:25 PM
I guess the boy has no choice but become the protector of whales with a stuffie like this!

Second one from the same, now 16-year old cut up jeans as the last one. Love this. It will probably make one other whale in the future.

This is the great tutorial I used: http://valaanvillapaita.blogspot.de/2011/05/tee-se-itse-valas.html

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3  Fake Kintsugi Repair: Three Bowls in Completed Projects by CarlieJoe on: July 15, 2016 01:56:51 PM
When the bowl I got from my mother which my mother got from her favourite aunt was shattered in an unfortunate kitchen accident, I was in despair, but remembered this method that honours the history of the broken piece. It really was and is my favourite bowl, we used to make all the cookie dough in it as children and then as an adult. Since I didn't have access to real kintsugi, I faked it with glue and golden powder from the craft shop. Works like a charm and looks good. The other two bowls were badly repaired and degraded to flower pots. I reglued them properly and now they are in the kitchen again. I am a bit worried about the healthyness of the glue though :-/

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4  Another Baby Quilt: Flying Geese in Quilting: Completed Projects by CarlieJoe on: July 15, 2016 01:46:39 PM
Made this for my very best friend from school. I knew about the pregnancy since she took the test, but managed to wait till I heard about the birth to begin with the project.  Embarrassed
At least I was quick and finished it in one weekend. The only thing I don't really like is the quilting itself. I think I will handquilt the next one again even though I swore never again after the last one  Grin
The nametag is an old piece of cloth we used to exchange gifts in. It is a piece of one of her mothers summer dresses. I just kept it in my stash and couldn't throw it away.

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5  Biker Jacket from Grandma's Jacket in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by CarlieJoe on: April 03, 2016 03:20:32 AM
Last fall, I cut up a jacket my grandmother didn't wear anymore. I liked the color. It came out a little too short and I can't really move well, because the fabric has no stretch. And I should never make a pattern without adjusting for my length anymore! Hm. Still like it, but wouldn't make it again, weird fit.

Unfortunately, I deleted the picture of the original jacket. It was one of those boxy shapeless things. I cut the pattern pieces and didn't keep any of the original things. Come to think of it, it was so little fabric, it wouldn't have been possible to make it any longer as it is. Oh well.
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6  Biodegradable Minoru Jacket in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by CarlieJoe on: November 11, 2015 01:59:08 PM
If, by any chance, I should happen to die in this jacket, everything except for the buttons and zippers will nicely decompose. Outside is made from hemp twill (which really is soo nice to the touch!!!!), inside from cotton my mother gave me a while ago. I interlined it with an old wool blanket from my grandmothers basement ans sewed with cotton thread. That didn't break despite being thrifted. One was particularly nice because it went perfectly with the shade of the blue fabric AND was a nice shiny thick thread- perfect for the topstitching. I am really happy with how this turned out, even though it is a bit too pear-shaped for me. But for being risky and not making a muslin it fits perfectly! I even lengthened it by 20 cm and it still fit. Great pattern!!! If somebody still doesn't know about it, you can find it here: http://www.sewaholicpatterns.com/minoru-jacket/ I was stalking minoru on pinterest and on blogs for ages before whipping this up in more or less two solid weekends.

In-progress with wool blanket:

And the lovely thread on my lovely machine:

P.S.: What is it with the pictures never turning out upright???
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7  Baby Quilt No. 3 Green in Quilting: Completed Projects by CarlieJoe on: November 11, 2015 01:31:00 PM
First one was blue, second one red, now I decided on green. Guess what baby was wearing when I arrived to give it to the family? Green, of course. Something is going on here! Baby had also been using baby no. 1's blue quilt for the first three months of her life. Very big-hearted big brother here!
Sewed it together in one crazy weekend (weekend of whale and bunny and quilt), so the quilting is really crooked. Child needs to learn life's not straight, anyway. The earlier, the better  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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8  Whale from old jeans in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by CarlieJoe on: November 11, 2015 01:25:10 PM
I am really crazy about keeping old clothes. You never know whether you might want to copy it again at some point. Or make a whale out of it after schlepping it along (cut up) for 15 years...

This time it was a really good idea to keep it, because I always saw this http://valaanvillapaita.blogspot.de/2011/05/tee-se-itse-valas.html
and thought... I don't need that- but I want to MAKE IT!!! Fortunately, all my friends decided the time was right for having babies so I can sew baby stuff.

I still want it for my self, only now I'm dreaming of a giant whale to use as a pillow. Sigh...
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9  Bunny from old towel in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by CarlieJoe on: November 11, 2015 01:15:02 PM
My brother liked my first bunny so much I gave it to him instead of the baby it was supposed to be for. Baby got this new one instead:

This one does look a bit less grumpy than first one and is sturdier. Will hold up better while being chewed on I guess  Cheesy
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10  Rose bead bracelet in Beads: Completed Projects by CarlieJoe on: August 17, 2015 08:13:46 AM
When I saw this http://knitionary.blogspot.ca/2015/05/capturing-summer.html, I knew what to do with a lot of time in my grandmothers garden. I spent two weeks with my parents there and my father observed my doings over a span of a few days rather amusedly. I think he was impressed how long it could take to get some raisin-like beads ;-)

I actually wanted gold beads, but they only had weird ones at the local shop. I thought maybe to have the gold cups face each other to make a bead, but in the end decided to use them as intended- sometimes the coincidence produces the best results!
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