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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tutorial: Reusable Sandwich and Snack baggies on: April 12, 2009 09:27:36 AM
I've been wondering what to use for my sons snacks all year!  Thank you for this.  I had the idea to make cloth bags (we use on of those wrap-n-mat things for his sandwiches, but I wasn't sure what to use for the inside.  I never would have thought of table cloths.   WooHoo!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: You've Got Mail! on: September 22, 2008 04:45:26 AM
That is so awesome!  I bought something similar for my daughter last year for christmas, but yours is head and shoulders above the one I bought, really!  If you are looking for ideas to add to it, the one I bought came with little felt envelopes and postcards and little felt stamps w/velcro on the back.  "Makin' mail" is one of her favorite things to do!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with a halloween costume... on: September 13, 2008 07:15:51 AM
Oh good idea about the shirring!  I've never tried it before, but this seems like a good time.  If I use elastic thread in the bobbing, do I need to use a special needle size?

That pattern is cute, but I really like the idea of the skirt representing the ocean, plus if it's cold I can hide a pair of sweatpants underneath!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Help with a halloween costume... on: September 12, 2008 01:38:54 PM
Hello all,

Well my almost 3yo daughter has finally settled on "Mermaid" for halloween, it was tough decision between that and princess, or fairy or fairy princes....you get the idea.  I'm still not sure how I wound up with a girly-girl...me, the one who wouldn't wear dresses past the age of 2!  I guess that gene must skip a generation! :lol

I saw this costume:

http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2007/11/the-mermaid.html

and while my skills are quite up to that level, I love the look of the tail on top of the skirt, it seems so practical.  I'm not worried about the top, we're in New England so the short sleeve look is definately not practial.  I'll probably just buy and embellish a warmer shirt.

I get her description of running the gathering stitches to get the texture, what I'd love advice about is how much bigger do you think the fabric was before it was gathered, to get an idea of how much fabric to buy.  Should I plan on doubling, tripling the width?

Also, any other advice or tips you all have would be great!

Thanks so much!!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tutorial: funky travel bag. . .(pictures) on: May 26, 2008 09:04:39 AM
I'll add my finished bag on here as well.
Thanks for the tutorial! It is the biggest thing I have sewn so far, and I had some problems getting both sides even, because my frame loop ended up being too long. But, I think I made it work Smiley

And my son, who chose the fabric and gets to keep the bag, is thrilled Smiley



I love this bag!  Can I ask how old your son is?  I'd love to make one for mine, but I'm not sure if it will be too big.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Machine Binding on: May 14, 2008 03:29:33 PM
The previous link is no longer good.  Here is the new link:
http://www.priscillabianchi.com/text_docs/binding.pdf

Thank you so much for posting this!  I was just coming here to ask about this!!  I have a quilt I have to finish by Friday for my son's pre-school fundraiser and you just saved me so much stress!!!!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My first quilt on: May 04, 2008 08:06:45 AM
That is a fabulous first quilt!  You should be very proud and I'm sure your friend is going to love it.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Recycled Baby Wall Barrier Thingy on: January 30, 2008 03:15:10 PM
That is such a great idea!!  The pictures might even distract her long enough to keep her from trying to figure out how to get over it!  Your daughter is super cute, by the way!!!!!    Great smile!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Applique on T-Shirts on: December 20, 2007 04:03:43 PM
I also suggest a nice ball point needle

Oh, I totally wouldn't have thought of that! Thanks!  Tonight's the night, wish me luck!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Machine Quilting Newbie with Questions! on: December 20, 2007 04:02:48 PM
Thanks for the tips!  I've given up on getting this done in time for x-mas, too many other gifts to make.  But hopefully soon after the new year I'll be back with pics!
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