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41  Re: BAG CHALLENGE :2: SPRING BAG! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by Drea4545 on: April 14, 2006 05:23:41 PM
Whew.. just finished...
Here is my submission: Orange dots and dragonflies
it is about 7 x 11 with a short strap. It is made with cotton fabric, reinforced with light batting, and a button closure. 

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42  acrylic - 1st in series in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Drea4545 on: March 29, 2006 06:05:50 PM
So I was motivated by my friend who has been asking me for a painting for years.  She just bought a house, so I thought I'd finally work on something for her as a housewarming gift.  I've been into recreating architectural details from old houses lately- but I was just sketching.  Now I decided to go back and turn some of my sketches into a series of paintings.  I just finished the first one.  This is pretty small... maybe 5x6. The colors don't look so hot on my computer...
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43  Re: BAG CHALLENGE :1: NIFTY THRIFTY! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by Drea4545 on: March 15, 2006 04:48:59 AM
Cleaning out the closet... found some old jeans that were way out of style.  I used this challenge to make my first handbag ever.  I made the pattern out of 8 1/2 x 11 computer paper.  Cut up the jeans for the outside of the bag and the straps and also re-used the pocket for the inside.  The lining is leftover from an outfit that I made for my 2-year-old.  The bag size is about 8x10.5 (thanks to my paper size). Cost = $0!
ETA: Title- Jeans and Confetti Messenger Bag


It is also fully reversible...
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44  Flannel scrap quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: March 04, 2006 07:42:59 PM
I'm not a quilter per se... but I had all these lovely scraps of flannel in my scrap box.  I decided to make a quilt for my 2-year-old daughter and dug up all the pink and yellow I could find.  The squares are flannel- but I ran out of flannel, so the border is regular cotton fabric.  The backing is white flannel that I found on sale.  I didn't use any batting because the flannel seemed so warm already and my daughter doesn't like heavy blankets.  It took about a week to make- certainly nothing fancy, but it was so rewarding to see my scraps transform into something so pretty and useful  Grin.

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45  Toddler Capri Set in Sewing Pattern Reviews by Drea4545 on: March 02, 2006 05:16:18 PM
Butterick B4543.  The written instructions were kind of vague, but the pics were easy to follow.   It was VERY easy and quick, and it turned out very well. 
 
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46  Capri Set for Toddler in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: March 02, 2006 05:12:45 PM
Loved making this!  I had so much fun and it was really easy.  I don't do complicated projects.  I did it in 2 evenings after my daughter went to bed.  It is a size 3T, which is a bit big, but should fit her by summer.  If not, I'll take in the waist a little.  It was Butterick B4543.  I have some other fun material and I am going to make her the top and skirt next.
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47  Tutu for Toddler in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: February 28, 2006 09:26:39 AM
Thanks to craftster (I looked back at all the tutu projects) my daughter got the tutu she's been begging me for.  I bought 3 yards of tulle and used some stretchy material from an old turtleneck to make the waist.  I thought the tulle would be more difficult to work with than it was.  My daughter couldn't be happier- in fact, she won't take it off (I made her take it off to go to bed).


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