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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Happy Day and Night Toddler Room on: January 19, 2011 10:40:43 AM
Thank you!

And yep, I used felt. It's so fun to work with!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Happy Day and Night Toddler Room on: January 17, 2011 08:05:08 PM
I have posted about my son's room before in the earlier stages of decorating it. We live in an apartment and cannot paint or do much damage (unless we want to pay for it!) so I had to come up with a gentle way to decorate my 2 year old's room. I started with the sun and a few clouds, added more clouds, then the rain. Now I added a moon and some stars. The rain drops and stars are hung with masking tape, the other stuff just has very small nails and string holding them in place. The nails and string are entirely concealed except on the sun, but you probably can't tell in the photos.








3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mother & Daughter Matching Aprons on: January 10, 2011 11:15:42 AM
Haha, thanks! Smiley
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Native Art Studio Final Project on: January 01, 2011 06:26:11 PM
While I'm not First Nations myself, I'm doing a minor in Native American Studies in university. I took a Native Art Studio class because I thought it sounded like a great way to get another NAS credit. For our final project we were told to find a piece by a contemporary First Nations, Metis or Inuit artist and do our own piece based on it. For mine, I found this picture (http://www.leahdorion.com/sevengenerations.html) and I recreated it using scraps and garbage from around my apartment. If you go to the url of the original piece, it explains the meaning which ties in with the materials I used.



It's 2ft by 3ft and took so much work, but I'm so happy with it.
Here is a list of all the materials used, if you're interested.

Top blue corners: blue jello powder
Pink: little roles of scrap cardstock
White: toilet paper with light blue paint dabbed on top
Orange: felt scraps
Dark Red: strips on an old t-shirt
Blue: fabric scraps
Next Blue: felt scraps
Red: pieces of coke cans, pieces of coke bottle labels, pieces of paper from magazine ads
Orange: pieces of text from magazines, painted orange
Pink: scraps of pink cardstock
Yellow: paint
Medicine wheel: toilet paper, felt scraps, magazine ad pieces, coffee grounds
Purple Lady: fabric from old clothes, felt, fabric paint,
All Hair: black felt scraps
Blue Girls: fabric scraps & paper from magazine ads
Orange Girls: felt scraps, embroidery thread
Ground: pieces of the school newspaper, painted orange, dark spots are used coffee grounds
Turtles: pieces of yogurt containers
Swirls: pieces of magazine ads
Black dots (going up the centre): pieces of a cereal box, painted black
White Squiggly Lines (between colour rows): strips of an old t-shirt
All other details are painted.
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Homemade Calendar for Grandma on: January 01, 2011 06:06:37 PM
This year for Christmas I made a calendar by hand for my mom, full of pictures of her grandsons and their parents. It was SO MUCH work, but well worth it. Smiley













6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Mother & Daughter Matching Aprons on: January 01, 2011 05:49:28 PM
These were an xmas gift that my step-mom commissioned me to make for my cousin and her daughter. Her daughter is still just a baby and won't fit the apron for a year or two, but they are super cute! The mom is very girly (and her daughter will be a total princess), but not the type to wear barbie pink, so I tried to make them really girly, but still a little darker. Obviously Amy Butler fabric was the best choice I could find. Smiley





And the aprons are my own original design.
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Heat Transfer Baby Shirts on: January 01, 2011 05:44:46 PM
I got a Silhouette SD a couple months ago and finally got around to using the fuzzy heat transfer material that I got with it. I love how they turned out, I think the fuzzy heat transfer is perfect for kids clothes. These are both size 6-9 month shirts for my little nephew.

For the owl one, I used the owl from the Silhouette online store and added the text.




For the robot one, I used a character from the font Tombots and I modified it a little on the Silhouette Studio software. The main change is that he went from an emotionless robot to a happy robot. Smiley


8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Birds on a Swing Clutch on: January 01, 2011 05:39:37 PM
I made this for my sister for xmas. The top seam isn't perfect because my sewing machine is, well, a piece of %$%@. Anyways, it's still totally functional, and I'm sure others don't notice the flaws as much as I do!




9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Orange Purse - Xmas/Bday Gift on: January 01, 2011 05:30:12 PM
Thanks everyone!

sewfumust: I'm not sure it is colour-fast. After rinsing it out, drying it in the dryer helps set the dye. Also, washing it with some vinegar and only in cold-water also helps. I don't have a lot of experience dying fabrics, so we'll have to see how well the colour does stay.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Orange Purse - Xmas/Bday Gift on: December 27, 2010 09:22:11 PM
I made this purse for my step-sister for her bday/xmas gift this year.


I dyed the outer fabric orange. It was originally white and black, like this:


Here are a couple more photos of the finished bag:





I used the pattern called "Dapper Day Bag" from the book Sew Liberated and changed a couple small details. The strap is skinnier and the liner is made of my own pieces so I could include a zippered pocket as well as a flat pocket. (Every purse needs a zippered pocket, in my eyes, every girl has something to stash away in a hidden compartment!)
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