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11  My Mom's First Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by EnginerdLisa on: April 14, 2012 03:46:33 PM
I just had to come brag on my mom a little.  This is the first qiult she has ever made.  She finished it a couple months ago.  She enjoyed it so much she now has 2 more quilts in the works!




I helped pick out the fabrics and arange the blocks, but the rest she did.
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12  How to make the closure on this bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by EnginerdLisa on: January 27, 2012 05:34:47 PM
I'm wanting to make a closure like this on a bracelet I am making, where it is adjustable, but I don't know how.  Can anyone help?

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13  Fabric Covered Beads - With Tutorial in Beads: Completed Projects by EnginerdLisa on: January 24, 2012 05:20:48 PM
I made this necklace for the fabric jewelry swap awhile back.  The beads turned out really nice, and I meant to do a tutorial right away, but didn't get around to it until now.

Necklace


Beads


Materials
16mm wooden beads
1/8" drill bit and drill
fabric scraps
glue stick
knitting needle
1/8" eyelts (found in scrapbooking section)
Hot glue gun

Drill out the hole in the bead to make it a little larger


Cut fabric, I started with 1 1/2" x 3", then trimmed to get it to fit, you want it to wrap around the bead with a little overlap and the top edges should cover the hole completely when you fit it in that direction


Fringe the long edges of the fabric, no precise measurements here, but I did find that I liked to fold it in half and cut both edges at the same time, then you know you are staying centered, and  you have a little finger press crease to use as a centerline


Coat fabric with glue stick


Wrap fabric around wooden bead


Press strips of fringe down (if you are anal like me one by one going around the bead) after every 2-3 strips poke the ends into the hole wiith the knitting needle


Add the eyelets, I put them on the knitting needle (so I didn't burn my fingers) and put a little hot glue around it


Stick the hot glue loaded eyelet into hole in bead and repeat for other side


Pretty bead done!

I had some that I coated in modge podge and diamond glaze as well just to see what happened.  Painting the coatings on with a brush made for a stiff kinda over starched fabric look and feel.  However, dipping in the coatings made a smooth glossy finish that really lost the look of fabric.  I would proabably coat before inserting eyelets.  These were not coated, since it was for the fabric jewelry swap and I thought keeping the look and feel of fabric was important.
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14  2012 Craftsy Block of the Month Craftalong in Craftalongs by EnginerdLisa on: January 20, 2012 06:51:29 AM
Craftsy has a free block of the month video class series going on.  I was wondering if anyone was interested in doing a craftalong.  The photo above is the fat quarter bundle that they are recommending, I'm going to buy a different bundle or make my own, I should be using my stash, but I don't have 36 fabrics I like together.

I'm hoping to make the January blocks soon, I'm waiting till I decide for sure what I want to do about the fabric.

http://www.craftsy.com/class/The-Craftsy-Block-of-the-Month/50
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15  Re: Fabric Jewelry Swap GALLERY! Send by 12/15 in The Swap Gallery by EnginerdLisa on: December 17, 2011 12:26:18 PM
I got my package from hoppy.  It was wonderful.

For starters don't tell the hubby, but she sent me a man!

Everything came packaged in this wonderful oragami box.

Not 1, not 2, but 3 pairs of adorable earings.

They are wonderful, and the purple pearls on the one pair are beautiful.

It didn't stop there either.  There was a necklace too.


I love it and can't wait to wear it somewhere.  I also didn't realize how bad the dust was on my table until I saw these photos!

Thanks so much hoppy, everything was great.
Lisa
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16  Re: Fabric Jewelry Swap, send by 12/15 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by EnginerdLisa on: December 02, 2011 05:10:30 PM
I'f been making practice pieces, and now I think I have my method down.  I'll start on the real piece tomorow.

For now, here is a teaser pic for hoppy:
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17  My first knit project - a hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by EnginerdLisa on: December 02, 2011 04:53:40 PM
So I just learned how to knit.  I took a class at my local yarn shop.  Tuesday was my last of 3 classes, so I started my first project, this hat.  I just finished and I am so proud!!!  I love the yarn too, it is a really soft wool.


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18  My Brooch Bouquet in Weddings and Bridal Showers by EnginerdLisa on: November 21, 2011 11:17:41 AM
I made this for my September wedding.  I wanted something different.   My friends and family helped contribute pieces to it.  It was really nice to have something that had little pieces of all the people I loved in it.




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19  Re: I Love Rocks! Gallery in The Swap Gallery by EnginerdLisa on: August 20, 2011 01:03:18 PM
I got a WONDERFUL package from oddmentsandtweaks.



two sets of super cute hair clips


Emeralds in a jar necklace


My favorite part, these black sparkly earrings.


Calcite crystals, crinoids, and what might be a fossilized fish kidney!


Assorted shells, fosilized shells, and crystaly rocks!

I love it all, I feel really spoiled.   Grin Grin
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20  Re: M&M Minis Tube Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by EnginerdLisa on: May 17, 2011 05:20:55 PM
I got my tube on Sunday when I got back from traveling.  Lilacprint did a wonderful job!

The tube - pink and girly with feathers and sparkles



Tube contents - Tons of rhinestones, buttons, pins, mini gel pens, and stickers.


Extras -
hello kitty notepad, great vintagey notecards, animal print pencils


hello kitty pencils, more glitter, lip gloss, book marks


the most awesome hermit crab magnets!
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