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271  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Henry the yeti on: March 20, 2013 06:52:17 AM
He's so adorable.
272  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 16, 2013 09:31:43 PM
Thanks guys.

Bookstorebabe--I'm super curious about your rayguns.  Can't wait to see them.
273  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 16, 2013 05:06:48 PM
So I make my daughters Easter dresses every year, but this year I decided to go with skirts.  I decided to use up some of the medium sized scraps I have by making them a little scrappy.  I thought they would be simple since they're just rectangles and triangles.  But once again I proved to myself that I really work better from a pattern.  I do think that they turned out super cute, after some frustration.  And they are totally from stash.  I'm particularly pleased that I used up every possibly usable bit of the red poppies--a couple of those panels were pieced together, but you can only tell if you know to look.

274  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 13, 2013 06:05:57 AM
J_Kieviet-- pj eaters?  Are they some kind of toy where kids store their pajamas during the day in the toy's mouth?
275  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 11, 2013 07:11:12 AM
CLM-- your stacks of prepped fabrics make my fingers twitch!  It makes me realize that organized fabrics where I can see everything are much more inspiring than tossed-through piles that make me depressed at the mess.  I hope you get lots done!
276  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet Coat - Aztec Sun Mandala And Granny Squares on: March 08, 2013 11:12:05 AM
Fabulous--as always!
277  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 05, 2013 11:37:55 AM
The hats with hearts are adorable.

So this morning I needed invitations for my daughter to pass out for her party.  Half way through making some, I realized that I was destashing!  I don't papercraft, so I never counted all those cards that I've saved as stash.  It's just a habit I blame on my female progenitors.  I just cut out cute, birthday-type pictures from the manufactured cards, layered them with some solid brights, and slapped them on blank cards.  Turned out cute.  I realized that using whatever's on hand when a need pops up is just a mindset that a lot of crafters have.  So it shouldn't be so hard for me to reduce my stash.
278  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 04, 2013 11:54:39 AM
Always--that was exactly how I felt when my Grandma died and we found tons of unused fabric.  And when we thought we had been through it all, we found a dresser full of more fabric.  It makes me feel connected to her to know that she kept all those little scraps, too.  (She lived through the depression.)  But how sad that she never got to use some of her fabrics.
279  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 03, 2013 02:23:54 PM
Thanks guys.  I should mention that everything for the jacket and doily were from stash.
280  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 02, 2013 04:07:14 PM
So my goal was to finish one UFO from my stash each  month.  And these really were finished during February...mostly.

This was a combo of two pieces that weren't working on their own.  My sister asked me to make her bridesmaid dress last spring.  I've had the two muslin/trial bodices lying around ever since.  I loved the plaid, so decided to make it work for me.  Not as a dress--it wasn't my size.  But jackets are supposed to be slightly larger than your normal size, right?  But I don't have anything to wear it with--or do I?  I made a sleeveless navy sheath dress 20 years ago for a friend's wedding.  Back then I thought I knew more than I actually did.  I never really finished it, it didn't really fit right, and I hadn't worn it since.  This was the perfect thing to go with the jacket!  I just had to cut off about 10 inches and hem it, then tack down the facing.  Voila!

I got that far about two weeks ago and stalled at the buttonhole for the jacket.  That was all that was left.  But I couldn't let this sit as a second generation UFO!  So I kicked my own butt in gear today and did the buttonhole.  Finished!  But I may save it for Easter.

Next is a UFO that I've been working on here and there for maybe 4-6 years.  It comes on trips with me, but mostly sat in the sewing room.  So in February I stuck it in the car and worked on it during all those 10 minute waits at the school and dentist office.  The last round was all done in one fell swoop (2 hrs) because I was determined to just get it done!  That was actually Feb 28.  Of course, then I needed to wash it (I did mention it's been around for a while) and block it. 

It took me about 40 hrs all together, and it's 34" across.  What am I going to do with it?  I'm calling it a small tablecloth, and probably saving it for when my daughter gets married.  But that means that sometime I'll have to make something for my other daughter.  There's always more projects!   Grin
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