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1  Re: Newbie Swap Round 12 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Julie0830 on: February 13, 2010 02:09:53 PM
I got my wonderful package from geekygirly on Thursday. I was having a bad day and came home to find a package waiting for my at my front door. I ran inside to open it up, then realized I should get pictures. So!...I did:

The minute I saw the vintage dish, I shrieked. I collect Pyrex and its cousins, Glassbake, Fire King, etc.

I was also excited to see a lot of pink (my favorite color).
First up: a handmade journal. I love to write and doodle, and I've always wanted a handmade notebook- Cassandra did an AWESOME job:

And a cute matching bookmark:

On to the next treasure!

A GORGEOUS necklace!

It was hard to take a good photograph of it laying flat, so here's an action shot:

How amazing is this tin? I love it! The picture and the tin are from the Coronado hotel in San Diego.

Earrings! (I looove earrings)

Close-ups of the earrings and necklace:

And, last but not least, Cassandra very sweetly included some goodies for my little monster:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything is so "me"!  Grin
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2  My first foray into the altered arts... in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Julie0830 on: July 23, 2009 08:40:31 PM
Hi everyone!

I've been admiring all your creations and have decided to put my ridiculously extensive collection of ephemera to use. I have some vintage playing cards that are fantastic and kitschy, and I'm working on turning them into mini-collages. My plan is to make a mini-book out of them, much like some that have been featured on these boards (especially rackycoo's amazing present for her parents).
Here are my favorites so far:

Tomorrow I'll try to experiment a little more with different materials!

Thanks for looking  Grin
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3  Re: How to make jewelry sturdier in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by Julie0830 on: September 18, 2007 07:50:35 PM
I also had this problem in the beginning! I'd wear my jewelry out and about, only to have it fall apart on me. Thank goodness it took a while for my stuff to start selling Cheesy.
I've also started to use split rings. On the right piece, I think they look just fine.
When split rings are not right for the piece, I have a little trick I do with my jump rings. I dunno if I can explain right, but here goes: I close them so that the two ends are overlapping very slightly, then take my broad-nosed pliers and squeeze the ends together. I haven't had any problems of breakage or charms/clasps slipping out since I've started doing this.

IMO, soldiering sounds like too much work!  Grin

Here are some examples:

Here I used a mix of split and jump rings; split ring for the bigger pendant, jump rings for small charms:

Here are split rings used with a lobster clasp:

Bah, I don't know why the pictures are so darn small.

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4  First sewing attempt in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Julie0830 on: January 21, 2006 06:05:24 PM
Hi everyone-

I usually post on the embroidery board, but your amazing projects inspired me to try my hand at sewing.

Here is my first attempt:

I got the material for only $1.99/yd!
It's not perfect, but it will be a fun purse to wear in the summer.

Thanks for looking!
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5  Kitty tote bag in Needlework: Completed Projects by Julie0830 on: January 16, 2006 03:00:04 PM
Here is my latest project- I used the cat pattern from Jenny Hart's stitch-it kit, and lined it with fabric I got on sale. The little bag was only $1.99, so this whole thing cost less than $3 to make!
I'm working on another bag like this with a french poodle on the outside and Paris-themed fabric as lining.

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6  Re: As Is OR Modified Aunt Martha Stitchalong in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Julie0830 on: January 08, 2006 09:33:55 AM
Here's my contribution to the Aunt Martha stitchalong!
I didn't experiment with stitches as much as I would've liked, but there's always a chance to do that with my next project!
I used metallic thread for the first time (although it was my second attempt), so that was a small achievement...

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7  Re: Tote bag- need advice (IMG heavy) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Julie0830 on: January 06, 2006 06:51:36 PM
Hehe,  yeah, Chewbacca (the fluffy puppy) really wanted to be in the picture...

So, I added another dotted line, and I really think it finally looks done! I love the suggestions of using paint, but I've never done that before, and I'm a little scared of ruining it. However, that might be something I try down the line!

Here it is:

On to my next project!

Thanks everyone!!!

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8  Tote bag- need advice (IMG heavy) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Julie0830 on: January 05, 2006 10:51:56 AM

I just finished this bag, but I'm not sure it feels completely done.

Hehe, ignore the fluffy puppy in the first picture...

Do you guys think I should fill in the girl's face using satin stitch? Or would that possibly ruin it... Undecided

I'm cutting myself a break on this because it was my first project since March, but I could really use outside opinions!


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9  Re: New Doggie Portrait! in Needlework: Completed Projects by Julie0830 on: January 05, 2006 08:01:12 AM
This is exactly what I have been wanting to do with a portrait of my dog, Chico-who, coincidentally bears a huge resemblance to Molly. Here is a picture of him and my other dog:

I want to embroider both their portraits and make throw pillows out of the finished product. I traced the outline yesterday with my transfer pen, but I am SO happy I found this post before I started stitching!
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10  Newbie with pillowcase pic in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by Julie0830 on: January 04, 2006 05:52:12 PM
Hi all-

I began embroidering last March, which is when I did this pillowcase. I took a long break and have recently started up again- obsessively!
I have future projects already planned: two little denim tote bags (1 with the cat pattern from the stitch it kit, and 1 with the french poodle pattern), and the biggie: portraits of my dogs embroidered onto throw pillows. I'd also like to embroider a pair of jeans I have, and maybe something for my son.

Anyways, here is a pic of my first project:

Thanks to all of you for being such great resources!!

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