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1  Re: Project Runway 3 (see first post) in Designer Clothing Homage by gwenluvy on: September 05, 2006 10:05:45 PM
awesome! I started searching for everyone else too! I found this on alison's-



hahaha
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2  snood? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by gwenluvy on: August 24, 2006 02:17:12 PM
I want to make little snoods from fabric for when I don't feel like doing my hair. I want it to be like this-

But without the cord tie, and shorter. Any ideas?
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3  Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by gwenluvy on: July 16, 2006 12:34:28 AM
I think it would be awesome to get some tire tracks- maybe not all the way across but dude, that would be pretty cool.



I'm sorry if that's insensitive or rude, I didn't mean it that way at all. But I would totally get tire tracks if I got run over.
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4  Re: Let's Get Motivated to do crafts, craftalong? in Craftalongs by gwenluvy on: July 04, 2006 07:37:48 AM
Hi, I'm gwen, I'm a newbie, and I'm joining this thing. Here are mine- (I have a newborn so it's gonna be a lot of recon on old now-too-small clothes. Also, I'm gonna set ridiculously long deadlines because I don't get a lot of time to myself.)

1. finish my too-small-dickies pants-to-skirt project by 5/26/06 (this is almost done... I'm pre-sewing the seams by hand [basting?] before I attempt to machine sew it.)

2. make either a dress or a top out of a giant grey Army shirt I have 6/2/06

3.  do something with my too-small dickies dress. 6/9/06

other stuff-
carrying case for boyfriend's tattoo machines (8/06)
reconbutton up shirt into tube top (8/06)
make more purses from the million purse patterns i have (8/06)
make halloween costumes for me, my boyfriend, and my baby (10/31/06)

haha, I haven't done any of that stuff. I'm changing my priorities now. My machine is down so I can't do much sewing, so all that stuff is postponed 'til I fix it/get a new one. Here's a new list:

1. Hand sew a beanbag pillow to support the baby during "tummy time." (Inspiration- this $20 thingy @ target- http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-4/qid=1151995033/ref=sr_1_4/601-6771633-1959308?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B00006ZCCE)

2. Hit the Hancock Fabrics semi-annual sale tomorrow and buy a load of 99 cent Simplicity patterns, and maybe some other goodies.

3. Buy an umbrella stroller and make it look like either a rat rod, monster or robot.

In the meantime, I actually finished one thing- the purse for my friend Jenn.
this one's at a wierd angle- the bottom is squared like a jordy.

lining

wallet

open


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5  Re: my bobbin holder keeps breaking my needles... in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by gwenluvy on: June 21, 2006 08:08:20 AM
What arm do you mean? Can you show it to me, please?

I just found this, maybe it will help.
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6  Re: Let's Get Motivated to do crafts, craftalong? in Craftalongs by gwenluvy on: June 16, 2006 08:11:51 PM
I decided to embroider a western shirt for my boyfriend's father's day gift. I've never really tried it before but it seems easy enough. I tested out my "skills" on a spare piece of fabric first and it turned out pretty decent.

I know this isn't "crafty" but there *is* a beauty section on here... I have never been able to learn to curl my hair, but I want to learn how to do my hair like this:

(Vickie from "Raging Bull")
It seems pretty easy once I get the curly part down.
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7  It's Tiki Time! in Completed Projects by gwenluvy on: June 13, 2006 08:35:04 AM
I was looking at some tiki stuff the other day and decided I need some for my wall. Here's my first little guy.



close up on the face



hope you like him! he'll have some brothers soon, and they'll be going on the wall in my sewing area/bedroom.
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8  Re: Let's Get Motivated to do crafts, craftalong? in Craftalongs by gwenluvy on: June 11, 2006 05:24:49 AM
tada! I finished my purse!
here's the purse-



here's the thread- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16740457.0
(more pics there)

It's not especially great, but I learned a lot on it, and I think I'll do better next time.
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9  Zebra purse- first project post! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by gwenluvy on: June 11, 2006 05:17:55 AM
I went to Wal Mart a week or so ago and went through the remnants pile, and this zebra print and bright pink tulle were just begging to become a purse. The zebra was 88 cents and the tulle was $1.77 and I have loads left of each. I think I may try this one again because I think I finally figured out how to make it more easily. This was the first time I've tried a triangular sided purse, and I didn't have a pattern so I kinda winged it. I had so much trouble getting it to work, and in the end it was so annoyingly simple. Well, here it is- my Zebra purse, with pink tulle and zebra striped ribbon handles.



closeup



Sorry for the crappy pic quality, I only have a really old webcam. You can see that I have no idea what I'm doing with the tulle, since it's all puffy on one end and not so much on the other. That stuff is a pain, I had no idea.

here is the side



Hope you like it.
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10  neat half toe sock thing... instructions in german and english! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by gwenluvy on: June 07, 2006 01:51:14 AM


http://www.coatsgmbh.de/de/1/strboxsockezehe.html

I don't knit but I thought someone might like this here Smiley
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