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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Armchair repainted and upholstered in Amy Butler on: March 06, 2007 05:42:37 PM
So I loved the lines of this chair, but the vinyl/pleather HAD to go. Here are the before and after shots. You can read more about it on my blog.

Before:


After:
 

I also made a fun pillow for it (or for the couch or something, 'cause I guess it's a little matchy-matchy) using the circle tutorial here. Here's my very mod (yet very IKEA) desk chair modeling the pillow:

What do you think?
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Hoping for an early spring--pleated tote w/ pics on: February 04, 2007 01:28:51 PM
I made a pleated tote from mgenevieve's tute here.

I lined it and added a matching flower brooch. I love how it turned out--it's small, but poofy, so it can hold a ton!



Here's a model shot:


And here's a shot of the pretty lining fabric I used:


Thanks for looking!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Two green Christmas stockings [big pictures!] (complete w/ photos) on: November 18, 2006 07:38:27 PM
I made these for my boyfriend and myself to go in our new apartment. We'll both be going home to our families for Christmas, but we still need a place to keep our gifts to each other.

"Stockings and a garland"

The fabrics were all just from my stash. Most are new, but a few are pretty old. The awesome dingle balls and the other trim are from Dressew in Vancouver.

"Daniel's stocking" width="200"


"Sarah's stocking" width="200"

I'm really happy with them. What do you think?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Lovely ruffly brown apron *UPDATE!* Lovely CORAL apron! (lots of images) on: March 07, 2006 05:33:50 PM
I do love ruffles, and I'm so proud of how this turned out! I made it last night when I should have been studying. I don't know why I need an apron--I live in a dorm, and I have nowhere to cook! Well, maybe thats exactly why I need an apron.

 
 

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UPDATE: 3/24/2006
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Just a few days after sucess with the brown apron, I came up with this. The coral fabric is from the home furnishings department and is pretty thick, almost canvas-y. The print for the ruffles is a quilting calico. Since the main fabric was *really* prone to raveling, this was quite an excersise in finishing techniques.

Two modeling shots:

 

And a close-up of the fabric:

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / More iPod cozies! (Tons of images here!) on: January 30, 2006 12:24:28 AM
It started out as one felt cozy for my boyfriend, and now I have fledgling plans to sell these, one I can get enough made! Here's what I've got so far--each one ends up looking better than the last.

This one is Daniel's. It's for a 4th gen 20GB and it has a trombone on the front and a bass clef on the back


And here are a red pansy and a peony, both for ipod mini:


Two more for ipod mini:


A whale for another 4th gen ipod:


And probably the best yet, these two have windows and full front flaps. The lion is for my ipod mini and the leaf fits a regular 4th gen ipod:


What do you guys think?
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / First post-- ribbon woven purse (image heavy!) on: January 01, 2006 04:33:54 PM
I found Craftster a few days ago and I've been completely inspired! So, of course, I started a bunch of projects and I've only finished one. I'm going back to school tomorrow, so that means no more sewing machine (dorm is waay to small!)

I wove this purse in about 3 hours last night out of some ribbon I had laying around. The ribbon is kind of yucky-colored, but I had a ton (several hundred yards) of it laying around, so I decided to test out the design with it. Tell me what you think!

The pics aren't color-corect AT ALL...the ribbon is a deep red and navy blue with a thin yellow stripe running down the middle. The purse is basically a box woven of ribbons...no fancy design or anything.

 

I wanted as few seams as possible, so each ribbon wrapped all the way around the sides and/or the bottom of the purse. This picture shows that there's only one seam on the inside of the bag (look on the right side), plus sewing the loose ribbons down along the opening.



I haven't lined it yet...I wonder if I should. It's pretty sturdy, but it gets strechted out of shape easily. And I've just left the ribbons woven into the sides extra long to form a strap, but how should I do the strap? Just tie the ribbons? Sew them together? Suggestions welcome.




Thanks!
-Sarah
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