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31  Denim Pinafore (aka: jumper dress) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by EllaRain on: August 04, 2010 05:55:29 PM
I have had this piece of light denim fabric for a while and had been trying to decide on the perfect thing to make with it. I am usually nervous when it comes to making clothing as my tendency to attempt to dive in without a pattern can lead to less than optimal results. However when I saw the "pattern" xxboheme used to create her super cute pinafore (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99176.0) I knew that that was the project for me. I ended up adding darts to the back (a first for me) to make it fit closer to the body.

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32  My First Sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by EllaRain on: August 04, 2010 05:39:45 PM
Temperatures are reaching record highs. Children are running through sprinklers. Summer is completely underway. So of course now is the time when I finish my first knitted sweater. I just learned to knit a few months ago and after making a scarf and a few hats I decided I needed to knit a sweater, even if it would be a while before the weather would permit me to wear it. I choose Jenna Adorno's tempting (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTtempting.html). It is 2x2 completely in the round. I modified the neckline because I could not really see myself wearing something off the shoulder. Here is the result.


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33  Picnic Basket (pic heavy) in Completed Projects by EllaRain on: July 09, 2010 02:27:49 PM
I put this picnic basket together as a wedding gift for a friend of mine.

I sewed the lining with pockets for cups and plates.
On the right side are napkin-cutlery holders made using the tutorial from this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350855.0.

Here you can see the napkin-cutlery holder in action

Then it rolls up with a pretty ribbon to fit in the basket

The basket also contained a coordinating picnic blanket

I used a vinyl tablecloth for the back of the blanket so that it could stand up to grass and dirt

The process took a little more effort then I had anticipated. But I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
 
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34  Tufted Headboard in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by EllaRain on: June 11, 2010 09:40:43 PM
When I saw this headboard on QVC for $250 dollars I thought to myself "I can make that"

I am quite proud of the result.



The stuffing is made from old pillows that had become too flat to support a head anymore and the buttons are actually fabric covered pennies.

Below is a link to the image of the one I designed it after.
http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.H135214.desc.Shantung-ButtonTufted-Queen-Headboard-Diamond-Design
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