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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Super Summer Skirts! on: May 09, 2011 10:45:13 AM
I've been on a skirt making kick recently! I pretty much live in skirts during the summer, and having a serger makes sewing them so fast.  They're all from various patterns and tutorials, so I'll include the sources for you all.  


I intended for this one to fade from pink to white, but I didn't quite get the effect I wanted


Both of these skirts are the Saturday Market Skirt from Sewing Bits and Pieces, the free PDF pattern is available at http://portabellopixie.typepad.com/PDF/SaturdayMarketSkirtFreePattern.pdf


The Colorful Brick Road Skirt again from Sewing Bits and Pieces.  I sized it up to fit me because really, who of us isn't still a kid at heart?  P.S. doing a rolled hem on the ruffles was seriously headache-inducing.


This is the Deluxe Rectangle Skirt from Little Green Dresses

Look! Bright green pockets! These make me happy Cheesy


The Market Skirt from Made. Tutorial found at http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-market-skirt.html

I added tie pockets using this pattern: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=38097.0

Phew that was a lot! Thanks for looking & let me know what you think!
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Belle from Beauty and the Beast on: May 07, 2011 06:53:40 AM
This is a costume I made for the dance studio where I work.  We have princess parties for the little ones and the adults running the party dress as the various Disney princesses.  The previous dress was a horrible store bought dress, so the recipient was VERY happy to get this one! The satin used was really difficult to get a good picture, so bear with me  Smiley


Detail shot: I hand sewed sequins to the front of the bodice and the shoulder...thingy.  Yes, that's a technical term... This one is also closest to the real color.





Thanks for looking, let me know what you think!

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Recent projects: bracelets and necklaces on: May 06, 2011 10:23:17 AM
Here are a bunch of my recent jewelry projects.  They're made with a whole variety of materials from wood and plastic to Svarowski crystals.  Let me know what you think!


A chain and fabric flower necklace


A hodgepodge of beads... not my favorite


A bright memory wire bracelet


Another memory wire bracelet this time in school colors


A dramatic pearl and crystal necklace

Thanks for looking  Grin
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Looking for help on bouquets for a winter wedding! on: February 12, 2009 08:22:39 PM
Hey everybody, I was hoping to get a little help on picking out flowers for my winter wedding.  Here's a little background to help you all get some ideas:

-Our wedding will be on January 23, 2010
-It'll be a pretty traditional gig in a church with the reception in a hotel
-Our colors are light blue (cornflower to be exact), white, and silver
-In general, I want to keep things somewhat traditional with fun twists here and there, like having a photo booth and lots of hand crafted stuff
-I essentially have everything that I want already picked out, save for the flowers

To me, a January wedding doesn't really lend itself to having flowers.  Do any of you super creative people have any ideas for crafty bouquets/boutonnieres or nice flowers in blue and white?
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / T-shirt kinda quilt from 3 years ago on: March 27, 2008 12:42:42 PM
While catching up with posting today, I realized that I never posted pictures of the quilt that I made right after graduating high school (I'm now a junior in college).  I made this before I knew anything about actual quilting, but I still love it.  I just cut patches out of old t-shirts and appliqued them to another piece of fabric.  It's about a twin sized quilt.

The whole thing


Top half: church youth group trips; dance team camp; festival in Beijing, China; and a hair modeling competition


Bottom half: more dance team stuff; middle school musicals (Oklahoma and The Wizard of Oz); Day of Silence; and RHPS

I hope you all like!
~LBdancer
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Tinkerbell Hoodie for my BFF on: March 27, 2008 12:31:39 PM
My best friend is turning 21 in April, and I wanted to make her something fun.  Although she doesn't craft much, she appreciates my handmade gifts since the rest of her family is pretty lazy with gift giving (usually a check in a hallmark card).  Anyway, I just finished making her a hoodie with a nice big Tinkerbell patch on the back. 

Front (just a plain grey knit with blue rib knit)

Back (store bought patch attached with steam-a-seam)

Bonus!
I also made her some glasses for our favorite show, Ghost Hunters. 

I wrote the rules for the drinking game using a Sharpie Paint pen and added:

A cute little ghost at the bottom of each glass.

After April 5th, I should get some action shots from the birthday girl!

Sorry for the long post, but I hope you all like it!
~LBdancer
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Itty bitty Taggie on: February 07, 2008 05:42:57 PM
I know it's a long way away, but my first niece or nephew will be due in August.  This baby is going to be totally spoiled by its aunt!  I realized after I came home with this fabric that another craftster had used it in a taggie, so I figure it was a good choice!


This shot is relatively close to the actual colors of the fleece.  I'd say it's good for either a boy or girl. It measures about 12" and I used 2 different widths of green grosgrain. 

Keep on craftin'
~LBdancer
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My First Quilt! on: February 07, 2008 05:34:25 PM
I finally finished my first quilt!  My boyfriend's mom is an amazing quilter, and for Christmas this year she bought me a learn to quilt book and made me a gorgeous quilt for inspiration.  It happens to be perfect timing for me to learn how to quilt since my first niece/nephew will be due in August and I'm determined to make a really nice quilt for them. 


It measures about 44 x 30, which would be perfect for covering up my legs while watching tv if it wasn't 80 degrees in my room!


Here's a closeup of the fabrics I used- the skulls have little hearts for eyes!  if you can't tell, I have a thing for girly skulls.

Thanks for looking!
~LBdancer
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Girly Pink Boxers on: February 07, 2008 05:20:53 PM
Today was apparently a craft binge day for me... I'm trying to get better about using fabric from my stash, or immediately use fabric that I bought.  This was the latter, but I couldn't resist buying this adorable pink skull print!  The pattern is Simplicity 9958


Yes, I roll them down- that's how I roll (haha sorry, I couldn't resist!)


Here's a side view to show the length. They're pretty long since they're meant for guys, but I also have disproportionately short arms!

~LBdancer
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Two half-pipe hats from Son of SnB on: January 31, 2008 01:01:04 PM
Pretty much the only reason I bought the Son of SnB was for the hat patterns.  My boy doesn't like scarves or sweaters, and I'm not a fan of sock knitting.  Anyway, I started my first half-pipe hat the day before yesterday and finished it yesterday afternoon.  I liked the pattern enough that with a few tweaks, I made one for myself today!  Enough talk, on to pictures!


This is the one for my boyfriend.  I personally feel that the brim is a little too big (about the size of a regular baseball cap), and I just can't get the hang of grafting those last stitches.


This is the one I made for myself.  I made the brim a bit smaller, meaning less ribbing to cover it, and just gathered the top like normal for a hat. 
P.S. The stripe is actually baby pink, it just didn't photo well with the dark grey.

Enjoy!
~LBdancer
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