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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / A Starter Swap! on: March 06, 2007 11:16:30 AM
How about a starter swap for those who have never swapped -- like me Grin
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Easy Peasy Dog Bed - that you can make (Tutorial Posted - Image Heavy) on: March 04, 2007 09:25:33 PM
Lately my 12 year old yorkie has been hiding under my dirty laundry on the floor (yucky). So what to do? Well I made him a new dog bed and inserted some of my old socks! See --->


The great news is it only took me an hour to make -- I'll add tutorial later here this week Smiley

Thanks guys!

Tutorial (as promised)

Step One:
You see pillow - I see dog bed: Buy a Standard/Queen sized pillow or just use one you have lying around. I actually only had two pillows so I had to buy another one.
(tip: sleep on it for about a week and get it nice and smelly. Your dog will totally love it and hopefully stay out of the dirty laundry)

Step Two:
Choose Your Fabrics, wisely!
(tip: I choose to use flannel. For Small dogs who tend to get cold this will help warm them up - plus it's nice and soft - it's like puppy luxury to them - they are totally worth it!)

Step Three:
Measure and cut your fabrics:
  • Short Piece: 25 x 20.5
  • Long Piece: 45 x 20.5
(tip: If you have one --use a T Square or large ruler and fabric marker to get the best cut.)

Step Four:
Fold over and stitch - length side! Fold over one side and add top stitches to each piece - illustrated above.

Step Five:
Add your top or decorative stitching...now! Before you sew it all up.
(tip: I kept mine simple pimple but this is your time to get creative. Add fabric cut outs, cool stitches, embroidery, whatever you want - just no small parts like beads -- make sure it stays washable)

Step Six:
Pin each piece in place - like so above! Your wrong sides should be facing up and your long piece should fold over (on top of it's self) and be under the small piece - so small piece on top.

Step Seven:
Now that everything is pinned and in place - sew around all sides. When it's complete - trim off excess and flip inside out. Don't for get to turn your corners.
(tip: Back stitch a couple times when the two fabrics meet - just because!)

Step Eight:
Insert pillow and add stinky laundry or sock just for kicks.
(tip: It's fun (yet gross) to see Jake licking the spot where my sock is -- it lets him know he's loved -- but if you slept on the pillow for about a week you won't need to add the laundry)

Step Nine:
There really isn't a step nine -- you're done and dog enjoys pillow and thanks you by staring longly into your eyes (actually Jakey freaks me out when he does this -- but he so cute -- all is forgiven!)

Bonus Tip!
Have a larger dog? Sew two pillows together or buy a body pillow!



Please post your bed here when you make them -- I totally want to see. (sorry I live in California - I say totally - a lot  Wink)

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Super Cute Checkbook Cover & CC Wallet! on: December 15, 2006 12:55:25 PM
Finished - finally Smiley

(Checkbook Cover w/pen holder)

(My 1st try at machine embroidery)

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Book Binding project on: April 09, 2006 10:46:31 AM
hey guys -- Im mostly never in this forum -- monstly in the handbags form -- but I'm looking for some one to help with my book bound project -- I posted it here: http://www.craftlance.com/project.php?id=1144593621

There's not alot of people over there yet -- but I do like the service and I'll will to pay -- well just check it out and let me know -- and if this is in the wrong spot -- me so sorry  Wink

Thanks Yatta
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / HELLLLLLLP! Zipper Issues on: September 01, 2005 12:53:31 AM
I'm having a hell of a time with installing a planket (I believe that what's it's called) zipper. Well it's the kind that can be found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35575.0

My issues I know are simple and I know I'm missing something -- but if any one could help I would so be your bestfriend. I wasted like 4 zippers now -- and I'm getting quite peeved about it because they don't come cheap.

The issue that I'm having is better illustrated in this photo:

As you can see I'm not sure how to close the ends -- also at what step do I add the strap?

HeLLLLLLLLP - please  Grin
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / More Kitties (Photo heavy) on: August 05, 2005 04:36:27 PM
Ok -- this is a clutch/purse with (you guessed it) pink kitty fabric -- don't we just love those kitties! Oh and it's made out of a vintage placemat.

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Those darn Kats are back! on: August 02, 2005 01:25:30 PM
Hey all -- new bag with -- yes -- more kitty fabric Smiley


8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Wallet Clutch w/ Jelly Strap on: July 24, 2005 07:53:20 PM
Remember Jellies (the plastic shoes one would buy from the grocery store??) -- Well I went to this industrial sewing shop back home (not in San Diego) and I found some jelly material and though -- hey -- that would make a cute strap -- anyway -- I have this great french lamb vintage (like 1960's) fabric and I just to had to use it.


Sorry for the bad quality photos.

The wallet has two large pockets, back zip pocket, check book pocket w/ duplicate seperator, and 4 card slots. I call it my super wallet (adapted from my original pattern - the logical next step..lol)

Thanks all.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / DA-DUN-DA-DUN!!! The Underwear bag on: July 22, 2005 11:53:24 AM
I'm still working on this underwear bag I designed 2 years ago (only drawings then) -- It's made of mens undies (brand new, clean ones)

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Made my own Fabric!!! (Photo heavy) on: July 12, 2005 05:59:00 PM
Grin -- I love this bag -- my honey has this (well a few dozen) unbelievable sketchbook -- so after much begging (not really) he let me use some of his drawings in my designs (for profit) -- they were all in B/W so I colored them and it came out great!! (I think anyway) -- HERE is the bag. (sorry for the dark photo -- probably used the wrong F-Stop)

http://www.jeaneen.com/imade/DSC01342.jpg (my first strap -- ok really my second)
http://www.jeaneen.com/imade/DSC01344.jpg (her cute little belly)
http://www.jeaneen.com/imade/DSC01345.jpg (side)
http://www.jeaneen.com/imade/DSC01346.jpg (the canvas)

What do you think?
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