Mine is camo fabric as well, with a red zipper and red 'bubbles' lining. This is the most complicated and time consuming bag I have made this far (mostly the embellishments), and I am really pleased with it! It's the first zippered bag I have made, and I have really missed zippers in some of my bags, so I will probably make a few more of them, in different fabrics (I have fabric and zippers for at least two more ).
I had some trouble understanding the directions for the strap as well, but when I got there and tried it out, I got it. Thank you for the great tutorial!
I just realized that I forgot to post the pictures of my finished cloth pads! I have made nine pink regular pads, and six mint pantyliners. I also bought the same fabric as the pink ones in red and blue, so I will probably make some more, maybe some for my sister.
Here are the pink ones, they are two different patterns, both are flannel top and cotton bottom, with one layer of black cotton and one layer of black water resistant poplin in between. I have only been using the ones to the left (I have five of those), because I have had some problems with sewing on the snaps, so I wanted to wait with the others until I had figured out a better way to sew on the snap tape.
These are the snaps that I have been sewing on today. The snaps come three in a row, so I had to cut off one, and fold under to keep them from fraying. It was really difficult to sew them on like that, and I didn't like how they turned out. But today I applied clear nail polish to the raw edges and it worked great! So the last snaps I sewed on looks much better than the first, and I'm very pleased.
Here are the pantyliners. They are just one layer of cotton and one of flannel, and I probably should have added one or two more layers, because they don't 'work' that well.
Phew, that was ALOT of pictures! Thixle, once again I would like to thank you so much for starting this thread and for your great tutorial! And of course congratulations on the pregnancy. This thread has really opened my eyes, I wasn't even aware of some people using cloth pads or the Divacup (which I have ordered and got last week!). And now I am a true missionary on both of them So - thank you!!
I hope it's okay that I post in this thread. Here is my finished baby cardigan, with hood. Really small and cute, I think
I had to change the yarn that I originally bought for the project, cause I couldn't get the gauge and I didn't like how the yarn knitted up (and just when I decided to switch yarns, the baby was born and I found out it is a girl). Then I found this 50% cotton 50% acrylic, and it was alot better to knit with. I still couldn't get the gauge right, so I had to change the pattern measurements to fit my gauge. All in all, I am pleased with the result. It was my first sweater too I am starting another one in blue for my new cousin arriving late May.
This isn't excactly a completed project, but I think it's a good idea and I didn't know where else to put it.
A few months ago, I found this book about how to make different fabric angels, and I bought it because I know my mom loves angels of all kinds. Her birthday was Saturday, so I wanted to give it to her as a present. I started to think about ways to make the gift a bit more exiting, and I decided to make a kit to go with the book . I bought different kinds of fabrics and things to make some of the angels in the book. I also made a label for the kit.
The label says: "Your own angel :: to mom from Line March 26 2005 :: everything you need to make cute fabric angels - put together especially for you". And the back of the label is a table of contents.
Well, like most of us on this board I didn't really need another knitted scarf... but I think this is a bit different from the other scarves that I have made. The yarn (Eskimo from Garnstudio/Drops Design) is so soft and comes in so many beautiful colours that I had problems choosing. I ended up on this pale blue with a bit of green in it, which was one of the new colours of the season. But the scarf was so quick to knit so I might make another in a different colour.
Anyway, here it is
Closeup of texture
The pattern is Norwegian and it's free so I could probably try and translate it if anyone is interested.
I was wearing it outside for the first time today, and the colour looked even better in the winter daylight.
I just wanted to show you the bracelets and necklace I made my boyfriend for Christmas. They are just wooden beads on elastic, and the 'Sharktooth' is made from Fimo soaked in tea. They were so simple to make, but I liked how they came out with the patterned beads and everything. He loved them, by the way, he wears them all the time.
And these are the matching 'Love Bracelets' I made for him and me. I was originally going to give it to him for Valentines, as we have been experiencing some problems lately and I wanted them to be a symbol of 'Our new start' that we have decided on. But then I made him a Valentines pajamas instead, so I think I will give it to him when we are going to look for an appartment together in two weeks time. Wish me luck...
I got this empty childrens jewelry box from work, we had been using it for demonstration so there were no beads left
I didn't have a place to store my earrings etc. so I decided to try and redecorate the box for that purpose. I painted it purple and silver, added small glass beads around the mirror and grey felt in the small rooms. Then I decoupaged grey/silver butterflies on the top.
I really like how it turned out, and now my jewelry has a place to stay.
I haven't posted any finished projects here in a while, have had troubles with my camera and with Photoshop. I will try and post some of the things I have been making the last few months.
I was at my LYS and found this pink yarn. Knowing that I had some leftover pink satin fabric at home, I decided to knit a small bag. This is the first bag I have knitted that was not felted. I also sewed satin ribon on the handles for support. It is really a bit to girly for me, but I like it for dressing up. The colours are a bit of in the first pic, but in the second they're closer to real life. As you can see, I also made a matching flower pin (my first, which led to my participation in the number 1 and 2 flower pin swaps).
Thank you I will probably use two as well. I have used sew-on snaps on the first two, but it takes a loong time to sew them on and I don't think they will stay on for very long. I would rather use the kind where you attach the snaps from both sides of the fabric, and the fastener is on one side and on the other you have this small metal ring. I also bought some soaking solution yesterday, it's the 'oxygen'-kind, and the instructions say not to soak metal zippers or buttons in it..! sooo, now I'm thinking about using the kind of fasteners Lunapads are using, where you have one strip of fabric with three plastic snaps attached, and you sew the whole strip on like this:
I only know one Norwegian web shop where I could get them (and they are waaay expensive), so now I wonder if any of you know a web shop that ships internationally, that carries one of these fasteners - preferably the last one.
I am wearing my first cloth pad right now (fastened with safety pins ), and it's sooo soft
Edit: well, never mind, I already ordered! In case any of you are interested I got the Lunapads things from http://diapershop.com/sn504.htm Hope they'll get here fast! I will just have to stick to the saftety pins for now
Here are mine! Finally done I will bring them for my flight to Gran Canaria tomorrow, as you can see I have made matching sleep masks for the entire family (except my dad, I thought he'd rather fly without a pink sleep mask...).
I glued pink and turquoise stones to some of the crowns, and I wrote everyone's first letter on their mask with pink pearl relief liner. Hope you like them - they are very 'Princess-like', don't you think?