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3291  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Elephant Hat on: December 28, 2010 07:20:37 PM
This is adorable!
3292  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: First post in needlework - Biscornu! on: December 28, 2010 07:19:58 PM
Wow - I've never heard of Biscornu before.  Are they just decorative?  Can they be used as ornaments?

Regardless, yours are lovely!
3293  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap R9 FOCR R9 (Signups 12/27-1/21 Sendouts 2/1) on: December 28, 2010 07:10:36 PM
Awww, thank you, ladies!  And Ffrogg- I think it's a Lane Bryant skirt?  Or was ...
3294  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: A Quilt for a dying friend...A tear-jerker of a story behind this quilt on: December 28, 2010 06:16:42 PM
Oh my.  I'm blinking away tears right now.  What a sad story and what a gorgeous quilt.  I know that her family will appreciate the thought, love and prayers that went into it and will treasure it.
3295  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Hearty Chicken Noodle Super Soup on: December 28, 2010 06:12:48 PM
This looks great!  I am a soup addict lately and will have to make myself some more soon.
3296  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Embroidered Purse from an Embroidered Skirt on: December 28, 2010 06:10:47 PM
For the current Friends of Craftster Raffle swap (come join!), I made a purse out of a skirt that I was going to donate.  The requirements were to upcycle something into something else.  I reused the outer skirt, the lining, and the tie.  The only thing I used that was new was the interfacing and thread. Cheesy  No pattern, just cut and went with what was in my head.  

After:

The tie was on the skirt as well, as a belt-like thing and I thought it was perfect to close the purse with.



View of the inside with the pocket:



Before:


3297  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap R9 FOCR R9 (Signups 12/27-1/21 Sendouts 2/1) on: December 28, 2010 06:08:14 PM
Woo hoo!  I'm in. Cheesy  I hope what I made is up to snuff!

So here's my offering ... a medium-sized black purse with a tie close.  There are also seed beads decorating the embroidery.




View of the inside with the pocket:




In a previous life, it was this skirt:



I reused the outer skirt, the lining, and the tie.  The only thing I used that was new was the interfacing and thread. Cheesy
3298  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap R9 FOCR R9 (Signups 12/27-1/21 Sendouts 2/1) on: December 28, 2010 04:49:33 PM
Okay, I spent the last couple hours sewing and I have my item (a purse), my info is sent in ... WOOT.  I will post a pic once I'm approved. Cheesy
3299  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap R9 FOCR R9 (Signups 12/27-1/21 Sendouts 2/1) on: December 28, 2010 12:26:03 PM
Alright, in cleaning out my closet (it's been on my 'to do' list for three years now), I found an old skirt I was going to donate.  However, it would make a great purse.  Only thing is ... can I use new interfacing?  As far my mental plans go, that'd be the only 'new' thing - the lining and such would also be from the skirt.

Smiley
3300  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: January Birthday Babies! on: December 28, 2010 08:05:53 AM
I really want to try a swap for the first time, but I really don't know what to do.  My birthday is January 20th.  How can I be a part of this?  It sounds like so much fun!

Hi nazarets!  On the 1st, I will be posting in the 'Craft Swaps' board with information about how to join and what the requirements of the swap are.  Basically, you just need to send in a questionnaire to me and Troublet and we'll add you.  Then you pick something off a list to make for someone else. Smiley  I hope this helps!
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