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1  Re: Disposable Camera Rd 7 - Click Here For Photo-ey Goodness! in The Swap Gallery by shallbe on: May 16, 2010 01:05:40 PM
Recieved my package the other day from lindzyt! Lots of neat pictures

The frame: The glue she used did something weird to the paint, you can see it in the bottom of the tree reflecting off the flash...


A waterfall:


Loooveeee the colors on this one:


Simply beautiful:


Not printed, but on the disk and I LOVE IT:



Thanks soo much lindzyt! I hope you enjoyed my pictures and frame as much as I like yours!
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2  William's Nautical quilt :) in Quilting: Completed Projects by shallbe on: January 14, 2010 05:44:11 PM
SOOO.. I have been working on this quilt for almost a year now, from drafting the pattern to picking fabrics to sewing (in secret!)..  My boyfriend is going to a maritime college to become (eventually) a ship's captain, and has been raised on the water his whole life. The top row is his three initials, then a mariner's compass, and then the entire alphabet of the nautical flags, A-Z. This was a lot of work since I could only find 2 similar quilts on the internet, and they weren't really all that similar! Anyways, finally got it done right before Christmas, and yes, he LOVES it!

On to the pictures!!!!!!


the entire quilt, way taller than me! It's about 7 x 8 feet, a queen-ish size
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3231369&l=dc922f104f&id=508234804


closeup of the quilting, I love how it gives movement but is still rigid like all the flag shapes.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3231369&l=dc922f104f&id=508234804


<3
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3231369&l=dc922f104f&id=508234804


I posted the facebook links incase the pictures aren't very clear or big, I took the photos with my cell phone so they are just uploaded to the internet.

It is all machine pieced, and there are 6 blocks that are hand appliqued. The backing is just leftovers of the fabric, I bought wayyy too much fabric, since I had no idea how much I'd end up needing! (did I just say way to much fabric? noo)...

Thanks for looking, c & c is always appreciated!!    Cheesy
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3  First completely finished quilt :) in Quilting: Completed Projects by shallbe on: July 23, 2009 07:19:19 PM
This is the first quilt I've actually finished, tying and binding and everything. I've made several tops, but never seem to quite get around to finishing them!! I gave it to my friend who is pregnant with her first, a boy. I made it using umbrellamaker's spreadsheet pattern, it's amazing how totally different the same pattern looks!! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296808.0 It went really quickly, as it is all borders basically, I made the top in two afternoons, and tied and (machine) stitched the binding in another. I felt like a cop-out machine stitching the binding, but it was for her babyshower and really wanted it to be finished!! I also wanted to have it quilted, but my moms machine broke and mine isn't up to the task, so it was tied in the sake of time.  So all in all, a really easy quilt! umbrellamaker said her quilt was 40" square, but mine was more like 46", don't know how that could have happened, I used all her measurements. Definitely was big enough for a baby without the last 2 borders, but it is so much more fun! Enough rambling, on to the pics!


the whole quilt


closer up
the backing is the rocketship fabric, had to piece it because it was just a littttle too big for a square piece of 45 wide. Sad. I just folded over the backing for the binding--soo easy!

thanks for looking!

and no, they're not changing his name haha.
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4  Prom Dress with matching bf and FAUX FUR STOLE<3 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by shallbe on: May 15, 2008 04:08:40 PM
This is my prom dress that I wore on Aaturday.. my mother actually made it, I was waaay to afraid that I would ruin it so I didn't sew any parts on it. But I really can sew I promise! The pictures definitely don't do it any justice!

The theme was Diamonds are forever (as in James Bond) , the straps and all my jewelry are made of fake diamond rhinestones.





you can only partially see the back, it goes into a V with the rhinestones lining the edges.


not a very good side view buttt..



me and my date/matching boyfriend!!


i NEEDED a fake fur stole



more matching, and we won in case you failed to notice
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5  [b]edited to add TUT![/b] Shirt, Shorts, and Skirt!!!! (Image HEAVY) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by shallbe on: July 22, 2006 05:41:44 PM
Alright, I barely ever post things I make, so here are three of them!!

first off-- a shirt I made yesterday/finished today!!!!!


 the front bit was supposed to be more, covering up, and the yellow tank top isn't attatched nor did I make it.



Side view


Back .. I know I know the hood isn't even, after about 25 mins of messing with it, I realized I'd just turned it rightside out the wrong direction(if you know what I mean)... I was extremely irritated with myself and just quit and sewed it onto the shirt ..



fabric detail



 numero dos--
more modest than average teenager shorts for work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( we have to wear khaki bottoms--ewwy)

front


side


really difficult to take a picture of yourself- back



and finally-- a skirt I made about a year ago that I never wear but I loveee the fabric and it was super simple

even more difficult to take a picture^


waistband detail (black stretchy mesh that you can just tie!!)


fabric detail(see the roses??)


 TUT FOR SHIRT:
i never use patterns because i get easily frustrated with them, and they never turn out how i wanted. For this shirt I mostly just traced everything then serged it together.

first, get your fabric ( i used a jersey knit)



fold in half, as shown^


then find a shirt that fits the way you want from the waist down, and trace around it, leaving plenty of extra on the bottom if you want a longer shirt, seam and hem allowences. ( i used one of those nice water-soluble craft pens, but just going for it and cutting works nicely as well)

cut that out.

for the front top parts i used a vneck shirt i had, and since i didn't want to cut it up i folded the bottom i already traced up, and the sleeves in, and used the shirt for shoulder width and height (approximate)measurements


 haha if that drawing makes any sence at all

cut those.

now for the back... basically lay out the pieces you've cut in the shape of the shirt and just cut away. Only you don't need the fabric folded now.


to attatch everything i serged it because its fast and easy for this type of fabric. A zig-zag stitch would probably work fine as well.  First pin the top front bits to a bottom(or don't pin--whatever) you should line them up and sew both at the same time though so that you dont end up missing the first row of stitching when you go back to do the second front panel (right sides together!!). You should have a whole front of a shirt with only one seam. Sew the back two pieces together in the same direction.
 Now line up the front and backs right sides together and sew up the side seams.
 Finally.. sew across the tops of the shoulders.




 HOOD TUT:
 I traced (go figure) the basic hood shape from an existing sweatshirt. Fold the hood of the sweatshirt in half lengthwise. Fold your fabric TWICE so there is a total of FOUR layers of material.  Lay down the sweatshirt hood on top and trace, modifying for if you really want a functional hood or if you just want one for looks( I don't use hoods so I just made it thinner to save material and my time)




sew the hood into two pieces


attatch those two pieces (right sides together!!!!) so that you have just one of the shapes you had before.

 turn it rightside out, if the hood is laying flat and not the right shape, pull the two middle seams away from each other and push the other two seams to either the front or the back. sorry if thats confusing, pm for clarification (on any part)

attatch hood to back of sweatshirt in between the shoulder cover-y-up pieces.

Hem bottom and sleeves ( or don't if you like looking tough)





 







 VOILIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!


^Fairly tired after turning such a simple project into a complicated one^
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6  Re: nautical skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by shallbe on: November 06, 2005 03:18:02 PM
heres a tutorial:

    I basically just cut a circle skirt...

 and than cut the hole in the middle big enough to go around my legs, below my butt...
  (only not quite so off-center)
next, i had a rectangle that was about 5 or 6 inches high and the measurement of where the skirt was going to be worn plus 4 or 5 inches, hemmed
(the extra is where you'll make button holes)
then, sew the pink lines together...

you'll end up with something that looks like this

now, put it on and have the side with the extra on your right.. the long part of it that isn't attatched will actually go under the shorter part. pin it where you want it. you will probably have to make darts in the back and possibly sides to make it fit your body right. you'll want to make about 4 long thin ones. after the darts, mark where you need buttons and button holes (button holes are red, buttons are blue)


hem the edge and voila! youre finished! (i'm really awful at art, so please excuse the paint drawings and if you have any questions just ask, sorry if it's really confusing.
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7  nautical skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by shallbe on: November 06, 2005 10:52:31 AM
okay, I've been a member for awhile, and I've made loads of things and just never got around to posting any of it.. so here's my first one...This is about the only thing I regulary wear that I've made (from SCRATCH!) ... well not anymore because it's getting pretty cold here in maine Sad  but it was really simple (I made it about 6months ago) so if anyone has any questions or wants a tutorial.. just ask... well enough of me talking, here it is ...

 Front

  Back (sorry about the mirror)

  Right side (note- the nautical themed buttons)

  Left Side

 I dont have an action shot, but I assure you it twirls nicely!
 .. I hope it worked!!
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