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1  first fabric wallet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by smellymel on: November 09, 2007 12:50:16 PM
 a couple of weeks ago my wallet got lost in the trash (long story) so i decided to make one out of the TONS of vintage fabric that my mom sent me. i was a bit impatient the day i made it so it's not the best, but i'm happy with how it turned out.




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2  first successful purse! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by smellymel on: March 26, 2007 08:54:26 PM
i finally found a pattern that i could follow and that i thought looked good. http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2006/06/shoulder_bag_tu.html
i just started sewing...i've only done simple pillows and pajama pants until now. for the fabric, i used some vintage pillowcases that i had lying around. here's a pic.


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3  covered pens in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by smellymel on: October 10, 2006 12:12:59 PM
so, i'm obsessed with covering bic stics. here are some pics of recent ones... a friend is going to take them to an arts&craft show for me this weekend!


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4  my first sculpey things in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by smellymel on: August 31, 2006 09:06:50 AM
i finally experimented with sculpey and i'm lovin it. here's some fun stuff that i've made. how does everything look for being a newbie?


the first thing i made- donut earrings

i was in halloween mode so made the skull and two other beads

still in halloween mode with candy corn earrings

sloppy bacon and eggs pendant

and a votive holder i covered...
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5  Re: Significant Other Swap Round 3 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by smellymel on: May 12, 2006 01:33:15 PM
received from the world famous today! he said everything was "AWESOME!" and he can't wait to put it all to use!
here he is with the family guy playing cards

tetris shirt that he can't wait to wear

and testing the playing card coasters
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6  respective bathroom buddhists (?) in CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES by smellymel on: May 05, 2006 09:10:36 PM
i found these about a year ago at a weird little book shop and decided that i had to have them. the orange canvas background was untreated and dirty with grease spots or something and this challenge inspired me to finally do something with them. i had leftover paint from doing my shower curtain so they became new bathroom decor. they're nothing super special, but since seeing this challenge inspired me to FINALLY do something with them, i've decided to post pics.

before:


after (in context):
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7  heart pillow 1st seaming project in Crochet: Completed Projects by smellymel on: February 19, 2006 09:19:27 AM
i decided to make this heart shaped pillow from http://www.crochetme.com/pieces-of-my-heart last week. i started out just doing it for fun but realized an old friend had a birthday coming, so i gave it to her. i really liked how it turned out for my first seaming project, but i don't think i put enough fiberfill in in  Undecided oh well...she loved it, and it was good practice!

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8  Re: my first "real" crochet project! in Crochet: Completed Projects by smellymel on: December 03, 2005 10:33:57 PM
well, here's the second and third projects! i finished the chapstick holder a few days ago and just put the fringe on the scarf tonight at work. i've decided to do easy scarves for all the females in my fiance's family. it should be good practice 12 Smiley

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9  my first "real" crochet project! in Crochet: Completed Projects by smellymel on: November 29, 2005 09:58:45 AM
i've done a lot of practice swatches over the past month or so, which i then named pot holders and pawned off on my mom. then i decided my first project would be a scarf for her, since she put up with and willingly took the crap that i made. i kind of didn't have enough yarn, so i had to take a couple inches off the length of the scarf itself and the tassles. i think it turned out okay....

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10  Re: Bookmark Swap 4 in The Swap Gallery by smellymel on: November 28, 2005 12:40:29 AM
i've had mine for awhile, but have spaced out posting. sorry about the pics. i've lost the drivers for my ancient scanner...and my camera just wasn't cooperating in my dark apartment.

the first one i got was from NVA. i love zombies! thanks mucho!



then goatgodess' super fabulous fat baby chinese new year poster bookmark rocked my socks off:


finally, flareon's "asian dragonfly". it's so delicate and beautiful...i don't want to use it!
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