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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Fabric Cameo Necklace on: June 15, 2010 07:12:55 AM
These are gorgeous! I never would have thought of the idea of a fabric cameo. 
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Clever watering can, includes recycling! on: June 14, 2010 05:17:31 AM
So cool!  *This rocks!*
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: excellent first sweater on: June 11, 2010 10:18:01 AM
I love to crochet, but I've always hated how things that are crocheted *look* like they've been crocheted.  But this doesn't!  I love the stitch, and that it was done without a pattern.  I'm horrible at counting stitches, so I try to avoid patterns all together, but none of my creations have ever looked this good Smiley  You and the sweater both look fab!
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Free People knock off top on: June 11, 2010 08:50:00 AM
Thank you hildegard! I thought about using a few pieces of boning in the back, but was worried they might get bent when I pull the top on over my head. I am not familiar with flexible coil boning. Is this very different from regular boning?

It's way more comfortable! It bends with you, instead of into you.  Apparently it's actually called spiral boning; it looks as if someone took a spring and squished it flat lengthways. 
There are pics and a brief description on this page http://www.corsetkits.co.uk/page24.htm.
I think you'd be able to find pre-cut and finished lengths at your local fabric store, but if not, the internets appear to have it for sale as well.  Also, fun fact:  you can google 'spiral boning' with safe search off, and only get corset-related results!  And they say the internet is full of filth.  Ha!
Hope that's useful- cheers! Smiley
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Button Bedazzled Vest Top on: June 10, 2010 07:21:19 AM
Just right.  It looks like a really nice shirt, rather than a) a vest just like thousands of others, or b) "Oh my god, look at all the buttons on that shirt!"  It strikes just the right balance, if you know what I mean.  I love how you matched the tones of blue so well. 
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Free People knock off top on: June 10, 2010 07:07:10 AM
In no particular order:

92$ CAN for a tank?!!  Who has that kind of money?

I think your version looks better- it fits better than the commercial version.  Plus, the top itself is gorgeous. 

I love your backyard Smiley

This rocks!

As for the bunching up in the back....  maybe try some iron on interfacing to stabilize the knit, so it isn't as easy to 'creep' upwards?  Though this would kinda negate the point of using a knit for stretch and comfort.... Hmm.  Or maybe a piece of flexible coil boning down the denim trim in the back (it isn't as uncomfortable as it sounds, I swear!) to stop fabric shifting.  Or just leave it.  I think you look great in it!
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: bedspread on: May 03, 2010 05:56:12 PM
2 weeks!?  That's amazing by itself, nevermind the fact that it's a lovely afghan.  I'm sure your Moms is going to love it Smiley
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: hand made rugs LOTS of pics on: May 03, 2010 10:30:54 AM
Please tell your M-I-L that she has a truly amazing talent; she's inspired me to get back into my rug hooking. (and I will take the admonishments about dating and signing to heart :p)

I love how she combined the art and the craft of this to make incredibly artistic, yet functional pieces, all while upcycling textiles before that word even existed.  

Awesome- she must be a helluva cool lady Smiley  Thanks so much for sharing- I'll be bookmarking this for future inspiration!
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