So I've made my share of placemat purses, so now I made placemat curtains! Ok, no great feat... I just bought these three rad placemats at target for like 4 buck each, slit open each end a little, and inserted a curtain rod between the back and front. VIOLA! Instant valance for 12 bucks and all in less than 2 minutes! Just thought it was a cool idea to pass on! Ciao.
I actually made an item of clothing. That fits. That I may ACTUALLY wear! HOORAY! So I am 6 feet tall, not thin (read size 14) and am a bit muscle-ey due to my job as a slave (read landscaper) so needless to say dresses that fit, flatter and don't make me look like a drag queen are few and far between. I have been holding on to new look 6557 for a while and here are the results (With a few minor modifications)! Thanks for looking. Oh, and I want to make another one in the second fabric for a wedding I am going to this weekend. Ciao!
So neither my best friend nor I are conventionally shaped so we both despise shopping for Clothing. Instead we pick up housewares, usually housewares that don't go with many things, but as she puts it "My house has great outfits" So here are two purses constructed from impulse bought housewares, The purple was a placemat, and the leaves was a dish towel or napkin or something. Thanks for looking!
OK, so I tried another one in a hippy-ish cotton fabric. At first it was HUGE, then it ended up ok, but a little tight in the hips. Oh, and I tried to make an invisible zipper with a normal zipper. That would be the white not so invisible stripe up my left hip. *sigh* Sewing at 1:30 in the morning has its downfalls! Here ya go....
I made one of my first attempts at a quilt square last year and started to make it into a bag. I just found it and made a patchy stip pieced strap. It was floppy so I put plastic canvas in the bottom. I think it needs s closure of some type. Anyhoo... Here it is! And it is ginormous!
So I made this jewelery holder out of a ginormous old frame, some hardware cloth, decoupage, and many hours that should have been spent studying! Anyhoo! I think it's sort of ugly. The colors I used are more grandma and less antique-ey, and it was my first time decoupaging and using crackle finish, but it works really well and holds all of my sparkly treasures! Sorry the pics are so crooked! I think one of my legs is like three inches longer than the other!
Thanks for all the nice compliments everyone! (blush!) Yes the back is open. I still need to make the tie longer, however, and I want to add another red ruffle a the bottom and pockets on the blue side pieces. Be well! The back
I told a friend I would make her a wallet and then went home and thought, crap, now I have to MAKE a wallet! So here are my first two for practice. I really like the green one and will probably keep both because the black one isn't very good, but it was a learning experience, so without further ado...
So I've been dying to make one of those little apron tops that seem so simple, I mean hippies wear them, right? Pretty sure if ganja was involved in the making of this I would have sewn my fingers together. After trying to make a pattern and trying to follow an already made pattern that ended up being complete crap (ie boobs didn't fit into first one, or second one, then third was too big in the boobage compartment!) I made a tube, put in two darts, and viola perfect fit on top! I wanted to machine applique something so I made a dragonfly and built the patches around it. Check it out! I still need to add a row to the bottom and add some pockets. Bonnaroo here I come!