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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: FOC 2nd Chance wishlist swap gallery on: April 25, 2009 10:48:55 PM
Since my parcel is taking an age (Sorry Cya I used the cheapest shipping method to save some coins!) I thought I'd shove some teasers on here Cheesy

"Can you tell what it is yet?"  Wink
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Quilted ballet-style slippers on: February 26, 2009 04:23:59 PM
Those look gorgeous!
I have terrible times trying to find shoes that won't cause blisters (I have tissue paper feet!) I'm sure quilted shoes would work a treat!
Shame the pattern is no longer available, I'll have to try and see if I can work out how you did it  Wink
Awesome job!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Japanese Sashiko Cushion project on: February 26, 2009 04:05:17 PM
Thank you everyone!  Grin
Although I can't take full credit for straight stitching, since you essentially do several stitches at once with sashiko work, its a LOT easier to keep your lines straight than doing them one at a time.
They key is to make sure each stitch is about the length of a grain of rice and throw several on a needle before pulling the thread through.
Great for those that itch for instant results, its fairly fast work once you get into the zone.  Wink
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: a WICKED pillowcase! on: February 26, 2009 03:59:56 PM
I'm a complete WICKED nerd and I absolutely adore this! It looks amazing!

If it was scaled up it would look awesome on a large square cushion to go with a pillow set!
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Button slippers *first attempt!* on: February 26, 2009 03:38:56 PM
I thought I'd give this slipper making thing a bash by attempting to make a pair of slippers for my mothers birthday.
I had some faux suede (no cows were harmed during the making of these slippers Tongue) in my fabric stash that has been collecting dust which seemed perfect for the task.
Raiding my button box resulted in some nice simple embellishments.

I found sewing the rear of the slippers a bit difficult as I didn't want the seams to be seen on the inside but I had made the seam allowance too large so it was a bit too bulky, so few more tweaks of the pattern shape and scale I think is needed to get that flowing a bit smoother.
Regardless I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out for a first go, room for improvement but still useable, hurrah!   Cheesy

I made insoles to hide all the wiggly lines and finish it off nicely.  Wink

I think my next pair will have some extra padding (I used the faux suade, a felt layer and a heavy cotton layer) and probably something to help with grip.
I'll post an 'action shot' later  Grin
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Japanese Sashiko Cushion project on: February 25, 2009 03:22:06 AM
I'm fascinated with all things Japanese and after reading up about Sashiko and whipping up some test pieces a few years back, I thought its about time I tried a proper project.

So using a basic tie back cushion pattern I gave it a whirl using a traditional sashiko pattern, sashiko needle (They are longer than normal sewing needles and so you can 'hold' more stitches) and pearl cotton (Tends to twist a bit more than traditional sashiko thread but is a fair bit cheaper to buy in the UK):

I used purple and white graduated pearl thread for the base pattern and traditional sashiko white for the fan.

With a cushion

Unfortunately the cushion is slightly too big for the cover!

Back detail
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: ceramic apple w/ a suprise inside! on: July 22, 2008 03:19:57 PM
Lovely piece!

What type of glaze did you use?
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fruits Basket Swap Gallery on: November 12, 2006 04:19:09 AM
Well, I've not been angeled so dunno whats happening  Cry
9  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Re: Fruits Basket Swap -- 1 Angel Needed on: October 15, 2006 03:32:15 PM
No takers? Sad
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fruits Basket Swap Gallery on: October 12, 2006 07:44:16 PM
Yeah, I just thought I would be cheeky and plug it... Naughty Nic!!
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