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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I made a tie!! (again) on: July 27, 2006 03:52:00 AM
Wasn't sure if this goes here or not, but here's where I'm putting it.   Cheesy
This is basically just a repeat of one of my first craftster posts.

The boyfriend just got his first "official" job(before it was just an internship).  So now he's wearing ties most days. Most of the ones he has aren't him.  They're just $2 ties from goodwill that we bought when he started his internship.
So, I used the extra bits of some fabric that I bought for another project to make him one that's much more up his alley.  Roll Eyes comic book nerd!

This is it on me, at 4 in the morning.


And on a much better model, the floor....


I'm in love with this fabric!   Cheesy
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Holy Duck Tape Batman! on: July 27, 2006 12:28:32 AM
It's after 2am and I can't sleep.  So what do I do?  CRAFT!



This beauty has a funny back/side story, but at the same time, it's still amusing without the story Smiley
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pocket? on: June 27, 2006 09:25:23 PM
Okay, I'm probably just being ridiculous, but I cannot figure out how to correctly put a pocket in a pair of Capri's I'm making. 
I don't really want a patch pocket (that is, I don't want square sewn on the outside of my pants).

But for some reason I cannot figure out how else to add a pocket!  Sad  Someone please enlighten me?


oh yeah, incase you're wondering I'm using the "comfy pants" tutorial at mediatinker (it's halfway down the page, below the thai fisherman pants)
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Owl-- first attempt on: January 28, 2006 09:38:36 PM
This is a little owl I stitched onto something I'm making for a swap.  it was my first attempt at embroidery.  What do you think?


I'd love to hear what you think!

after seeing the picture, I had to run and look at him again, just to be sure, but those two little spots aren't actually on him. (the one under his eye, and the other one on his head.) I must've dropped some water onto him accidently. OOPS! But that really scared me, when I saw the picture.  Roll Eyes
15  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / What's my Name Swap: 2 Angels FOUND! THANKS! on: December 12, 2005 10:09:18 PM
The organizer for the "What's my name?" swap flaked Sad boo!  We also had a member drop out.  So the two following people need swap angels.

1)leafy_Lane  (I'll add her info as soon as I receive it) sorry about that! (Not in US)


2)Kiwimonkey (I have to admit, I feel bad asking for my own swap angel.) (In US)


Original Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=56298.0

Gallery(although, you won't find much there): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=64076.0

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
16  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Machine Help.... Hope this is in the right place! on: December 10, 2005 12:16:02 PM
Okay, so I'm sure everyone here gets sick of the same ole "MY sewing machine won't work" questions. 
And I'm REALLY sorry to add another one.  But, *whines* my sewing machine won't work right!

It's skipping stitches.  It seems to be going through the proper movement, but every 3rd or 4th stitch it doesn't "catch"  and then it takes it three or four more "stitches" to catch again.   I've tried everything I know (swapped needles, rethreaded the machine, adjusted the tension, etc.)  But nothing seemed to help. I just had it in the shop to adjust the timing (ok, that was like 6 months ago, but still!)
Any ideas on what could be wrong and what I can do to fix it?
I've got a swap angel and a swap package I need to finish. Sad

Oh and the top thread keeps breaking.  But it's more like it's being unraveled.  Like someone is pulling a string from the middle of it, and all the outside stirngs are bunching up on the other side of the needle.  Sad
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Looking for a Pattern for gloves on: October 13, 2005 11:14:21 PM
Wasn't really sure WHERE to put this, so it gets stuck in the "miscellaneous topics" thread.   Cheesy

  I really want a pair of "bicep-length" gloves. Don't ask me why, but I've been wanting them for YEARS!  It didn't dawn on me until just now that perhaps some of the fantastics crasters could help!

So, can anyone point me towards a pattern (perferable free, but cheap will work) for SEWING long gloves?? (I don't know how to knit or crochet)

Tracing my arm and hand wouldn't work would it? That's too simple...right?

18  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Please Help a Lefty!!! on: October 09, 2005 07:09:01 PM
my great-grandmother, my grandmother, and all my great-aunts were HUGE crocheter (is that the correct word for people who crochet?)  Anyway, I've always been fascinated by the craft.  When I was younger my grandmother tried to teach me, but we ran into problems very early on. You see I'm EXTREMELY left handed. And I just couldn't get it. She tried to teach me to use my right-hand, but the darn thing wouldn't (and still won't) do anything I tell it to.  She tried to teach me using my left hand, but we both would get confused and turned around. Eventually I just gave up.  I haven't even thought about crocheting since. That was over 10 years ago. Now I'm ready to try it again. There's so many projects I'd love to be able to do, but I can't. 
Here's where you come in.  Can anyone point a broke college student in the direction of cheap yet GOOD instructions for lefties?? 

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
If I can figure this out before Christmas my g'mom will be SO tickled!
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Please Help a Lefty!!! on: October 09, 2005 07:08:10 PM
my great-grandmother, my grandmother, and all my great-aunts were HUGE crocheter (is that the correct word for people who crochet?)  Anyway, I've always been fascinated by the craft.  When I was younger my grandmother tried to teach me, but we ran into problems very early on. You see I'm EXTREMELY left handed. And I just couldn't get it. She tried to teach me to use my right-hand, but the darn thing wouldn't (and still won't) do anything I tell it to.  She tried to teach me using my left hand, but we both would get confused and turned around. Eventually I just gave up.  I haven't even thought about crocheting since. That was over 10 years ago. Now I'm ready to try it again. There's so many projects I'd love to be able to do, but I can't. 
Here's where you come in.  Can anyone point a broke college student in the direction cheap yet GOOD instructions for lefties?? 

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
If I can figure this out before Christmas my g'mom will be SO tickled!
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I made a TIE!! on: October 09, 2005 06:36:05 PM
Okay, so my "comfy" boyfriend, is in a position where he has to wear "nice" clothes everyday.  No more old t-shirts, and short, no more windbreaker pants etc.  Now the things he used to wear when he was "dressed-up"  (khaki's and a polo shirt) are for "casual Friday"  The guy only had 3 ties in his closet before now.  Since money isn't a prevalent thing, we tried raiding the local thrift store to find fun, funky tie but most of  the ones we found were "expensive".  $10 or more for a thrift-store tie? I don't think so.   Granted we did walk out with 5 (which almost tripled his collection), but still.
So for a present, I took a half-yard left-over I had from another project, and made this for him:



Tie on him:

*excuse his expression. It was earlier in the morning, and he didn't want to have his picture taken.  Roll Eyes silly boy!

Close-up of tie on:




Fabric:

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