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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Doctor Whoooooooooooo? More bags that's who! [pic heavy] on: October 12, 2012 12:52:09 PM
I looooooove them all, you are a genius  Grin and now I have a little craftster crush  Embarrassed
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nonsense Toadstools on: June 07, 2012 03:16:27 PM
That's awesome! I love your nonsense poem, and I'm sorry I don't live close enough to "find" one of the nonsense mushrooms.
Ditto Smiley I love the whole shabang, you're very very clever and the wee musroom caps are beautiful x
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Need advice on: December 17, 2011 08:54:05 AM
As a recently bereaved pet owner, I would have loved for some one as kind and thoughtful as you to have taken the time and care to make me a little plushie of him, a little 'I hope you don't mind....etc I thought it might comfort you' and I'm sure your neighbour will be touched and grateful if she's anything like any of the PP's and me
It's a beautiful example too, and so very kind and thoughtful, you are lovely Smiley
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Hot Patootie, Bless my Soul! Meat Loaf is My Hero! (Tiny Eddie Plush!) on: September 29, 2011 04:08:32 PM
OMG I knew this was eddie (meatloaf) before i even clicked on the post. Super cool I love him (the plushie and RL rockstar) Great job .
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Earthy Witch Hat on: September 10, 2011 03:20:09 PM
Awww I love this hat, Did you make the pattern? I'd love to know how you did it. Great job x
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Delicate Lace Shawl for Grandma's 80th Birthday! on: August 31, 2011 01:43:39 PM
Freakin awesome! What a great present for an awesome Grandma, it'll be a hug from you everytime she wears how cool Smiley
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: struggle and strengh on: August 26, 2011 03:49:12 PM
Ahhh inspite of the typo i still think it's rather lovely nice stitching x
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: SANDS memory blanket (charity knit) with Pattern Errata on: March 30, 2011 12:36:00 PM
What a beautiful thing to do, and well done you on making that beautiful blanket, I'm sure whoever receives it will be very touched x
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Little embroidered felt pram shoes on: March 24, 2011 06:05:16 AM
Those are super adorable! Did you have any issues when sewing the leather? I'm just wondering because all the booties i've made are all cloth or felt but I want to make some with a leather sole for a little girl that's learning to walk. I know the leather will be more durable and a good intro to big kid shoes but I guess I'm just nervous about sewing with the leather because I've never used it before. What size needle did you use? Did you sew it by hand or machine?
These really are too cute though. You did a great job!

Personally I bondawebbed a cotton insole to the shiny/smooth side of the leather, then I used a leather needle in my little sewing machine ( sized 90/14 ), and did a small fairly tight zigzag all the way round quite close to the edge. It gets a bit fiddly where the fabric bunches up on the curves. I wasn't happy with the raw edges, though when turned right way out they didn't really show much, so I made another cotton insole which I bondawebbed (love that stuff) to the existing cotton, then roughly whipstitched round the edge (using the seam fabric on the felt upper, rather than try to stitch through the leather) and then more carefully button hole stitched by hand.
I just launched into it, making several mistakes and botched attempts. I'm assuming you're going for the suede side sole, it does thankfully provide a very forgiving base for mistakes, the needle holes kind of self seal to a degree  Wink The seam stiching was machined but the embroidery was hand done. HTH

Thanks for the lovely comments Smiley
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: NARAL Pro Choice embroidery on: March 23, 2011 02:43:47 AM
Beautiful x
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