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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Biker Jacket from Grandma's Jacket 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.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Biodegradable Minoru Jacket on: December 21, 2015 12:59:30 PM
Thank you, Naturefreak, and welcome to craftster today!!!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Oboe Nerd Cross-stitchin' on: December 07, 2015 04:48:43 PM
I love this! Sometimes, though, the too-sharp knife does something unexpected and there goes the tip of the reed... At least mine does, maybe there's a spell on it! Once I sharpened the knife on a carpenters grinding machine and when I wiped it on the cloth I cut straight through the cloth into my finger. Yay for practicing with band aids.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Whale from old jeans on: December 07, 2015 04:43:11 PM
So, craftylittlemonkey: "I can't just be me and you, no ways no hows. Not on this site, lol!". You're right.
Let's do something about it. I have this constant thing about being uncomfortable on most normal seating arrangements like chairs and sofas. Maybe because I'm super tall. I googled this: http://www.woodnotes.fi/product_range/furniture/lounge_chair/ and almost ordered spelt for making it. I think I will tomorrow. But maybe this can be a whale furniture... ideas?
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Nourishing Nature - Bird Feeders gifts for family and friends on: November 15, 2015 02:55:47 AM
Wow!!! I love how you did this, especially that you did this together. I wish I had a crafting partner! Mine is now hanging in my grandmothers garden,  but since its still so warm, no birds yet.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Biodegradable Minoru Jacket 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???
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Baby Quilt No. 3 Green 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

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Whale from old jeans 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...
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Bunny from old towel 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
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Rose bead bracelet on: August 20, 2015 12:18:34 PM
Oh, and yes, they should become smoother over time- there is a picture  at the bottom of the blog post I linked and it shows a necklace of very old beads!
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