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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Reversible Baby Dress and a Mei Tai Carrier on: May 17, 2009 06:21:24 PM
So it seems that all of my friends are preggers and I am in need of baby shower gifts.  Since this is my closest friend, I went all out.  I'm actually still making stuff for the baby shower...  I made a reversible dress that suits the mother's style on one side and the father's style on the other (yet both coordinate very nicely).  I then made a mei tai to match.  I tested the mei tai with my very cooperative kitty, and then I washed it.  Enjoy!







The Mei Tai




2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New Pendants and Keychains (picture heavy) on: August 04, 2008 06:03:25 AM
So, I have been busy creating new items, and I hope you all enjoy them.  Most are made with Plexiglas and a lot of hard work (and a few minor mishaps...lol).  I also hammered some sterling silver for pendants.  I am very pleased with how these all turned out, and I hope you all like them too.

The Pendants















The Keychains











Thanks for looking!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / A baby gift fit for a teacher (picture heavy) on: June 19, 2008 07:29:16 PM
This is my second themed baby shower gift.  The mother to be is an English Teacher, and untraditional at that.  So, when she told me she was going to have a little girl, I knew I had to do something different.  Hope you all like!

dress #1


dress #2


basket of goodies


The items inside the basket:

burp clothes


Super Blanket


Bibs



Drawer Satchels


Thanks for looking!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / dressed to succeed on: June 18, 2008 07:50:22 PM
I've been on a sewing kick lately, and it's been for me!! That's a first, honestly.  Normally I'm making gifts for other people, as well as to sell, but I needed some new items for myself.  So here we go...

Item one is a skirt I wore for an interview this afternoon.  I needed something nice for this interview, but I didn't want to wear anything that I already owned.  I compromised with myself and just made a skirt.  I started last night, so I didn't have time to make a full outfit. 





This next item is a sun dress I wore to a book q and a with Victoria Rowell.  It was a nice evening event, and the dress definitely stood out.



here it is with my sweater


The last item is a tank top.  I need more of these for the summer time, especially since I lost weight and nothing from last year fits right.  I figure since this is quite festive for the 4th of July, I will wear it at our family gathering with some skinny shorts.





and one with my pupdog because she's got the funniest reaction in this photo

5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Two cute new dresses (photo heavy) on: May 13, 2008 07:48:57 PM
As promised from my last post, here are my two latest dresses.  The first dress is for a baby shower.  I went to college with this friend, and we were both in the English department.  I saw this fabric and thought it would be fitting.  The second dress was originally for the baby shower, but the dress ended up way too big.  I will be re-attempting a second dress for the baby shower, but not of this design (for once).  I do love making these little dresses.
















Thanks for looking!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Colt's Themed Baby Shower Gift Basket (picture heavy) on: May 06, 2008 03:25:31 PM
One of my guy friend's that I work with is expecting a baby (his wife is due real soon now), and he is an obsessed Colt's fan.  So obsessed his photo is on a banner in the new stadium.  So it was only fitting to create him a Colt's baby shower gift.















7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / It's Hip to Be Square on: May 06, 2008 02:10:18 PM
I have been having problems finding the perfect bag.  First off, I like them small.  And secondly, they have to protect my favorite sunglasses.  And it's an added bonus if they're nicely organized.  Well, I couldn't even find one that fit my criteria.  So, for a year I carried a modified sunglasses case, and that worked great but was falling apart.  I needed to make something, since no one else was designing something I liked enough to buy.

So, here is the finished product:



8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Birthday Dress on: May 06, 2008 02:00:39 PM
My friend's little girl turns one at the beginning of June, so I thought I'd make her a dress.  I love making this pattern.  In fact, I'm working on two more for a soon-to-be mother, which I will post when I'm finished.  Anyways, I think that this dress turned out fabulous, and I can't wait until her mother gives me "modeling" pictures.







Enjoy!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / bicycle jersey on: May 06, 2008 01:48:56 PM
Hi everyone!  I recently bought myself a new mountain bike, so I thought I'd get myself a bike jersey.  Not only did I not find one that I thought was wonderful, but they were all $60 plus.  So, I set out to make one.  I didn't have a pattern, so I took a raglan sleeved shirt and made my own based off of that.  I added a zipper in the front, and a pocket in the back.  anyways, this is just the first attempt.





10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / bamboo godess hat and a mandala patterned slouchy hat on: November 15, 2007 07:08:55 AM
Hi everyone!

I've been crocheting up a storm lately, as I had a craft show to sell at.  Both of these hats sold, altho the first hat didn't even make it as far as the craft show.

this hat  is made from bambino yarn which is a bamboo and wool blend, very very soft.







This second hat is made with Rowan yarn that is mostly cotton with a little silk (pink) and debbie bliss's baby cashmerino (green).  I made it after being inspired by the slouchy hats here.








hope you all enjoy!
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